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People Caring for Pets

Announcing Toenail Tuesdays! $5 nail trims Proceeds to the SPCA


Selects storm Creston at annual Blitzz tourney See Page 12

Best Western renovation bolsters west Baker Street See Pages 16-17

Cody Caves conundrum continues


Closed last year over dispute with operator, popular outdoor summer destination may again be out of the tourism fold this season

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Glass With a Past There’s history behind the stained glass windows of St. Saviour’s Pro Cathedral — which Greg Scott will reveal during a presentation next Thursday, ahead of the annual heritage home tour. See more on pages 10 and 11.

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It remains unclear whether spelunkers will have access to the Cody Caves this summer, as BC Parks still doesn’t have a guide for the underground attraction. The caves closed to tours last year after the operator balked at a requirement in his permit to pay $250 per year or $1 per person, whichever was greater. Kevin Stanway said the surcharge threatened his business model and the money collected wasn’t being reinvested in the park or its access road. He wasn’t willing to increase his tour price of $18 per person to cover the added expense, and despite the intervention of MLA Michelle Mungall, the impasse was not resolved. BC Parks couldn’t find another operator, so the caves near Ainsworth were placed off limits.

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BC Parks has been talking to the Canadian Cave Conservancy about managing the Cody Caves near Ainsworth, but does not yet have an agreement.

Hugh Ackroyd, Kokanee area supervisor, says they have since talked to the executive of the Canadian Cave Conservancy, a nonprofit organization based in Story continues to ‘Road’ on Page 19

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When you look west from the decks of this well maintained home you will enjoy spectacular, uninterrupted views. Configured for your highest and best use, this address offers the owner the option of living in all, part or none of it and is located on a quiet cul-de-sac close to downtown.

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Kootenay Christian Fellowship will blitz the city tomorrow with a handout on the Square Foot to Freedom campaign. Pastor Jim Reimer says they’ll leave brochures in mailboxes throughout town about their dream of transforming the old Savoy Hotel into low-cost housing. So far they’ve raised about $65,000, but it’ll take much more — up to $1 million — to buy the vacant building. “We’re still working on it,” Reimer says. “We’re still getting donations from all over — as far away as Ontario.” Donations can be made through the website A contribution of $100 buys a square foot of the building. Reimer says they continue to raise money despite the fact the deadline on their offer has come and gone and the seller was unwilling to extend it. He says they still hope to come up with the funds before someone else buys it. While some people are concerned about giving money to a church, he emphasizes that as a registered charity, all the money must be used for its intended purpose — buying the building. And they can’t flip it for a profit afterward. “Any money given to this project will not be used for


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Nelson residents can expect a copy of this brochure in their mailbox tomorrow. Pastor Jim Reimer says although the deadline on their offer to buy the old Savoy Hotel has passed, the Square Foot to Freedom Campaign is ongoing.

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any other purpose,” Reimer says. “If this project stalls and somebody else buys the building, we will give people the option of either having the money returned to them or we will keep it in a separate account for the purpose of buying something to provide low-cost housing.” He adds they’re also still working with BC Housing, whose staff are expected to visit Nelson again soon. The project would create 17 low-cost rental units, and the building would also become the new home of Kootenay Christian Fellowship and the Our Daily Bread hot lunch program. l A local campaign to send shoeboxes full of toys and treats for children left homeless by the Slave Lake wildfires was a success, Reimer says. They collected between 300 and 400 shoeboxes and shipped to Alberta Wednesday. “The Athabasca churches as a whole are going to receive them and distribute them to the families,” he explains. “We wanted to give toys and things that make a kid smile.” However, he says there are warehouses full of furniture, and burned-out residents don’t need any clothes or household goods. “It’s gracious and kind, but how many toasters do people need?” y Log Home--Beasle

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Demolition of the Kerr Apartments could begin as early as today, but how much of the building will survive is still anyone’s guess. Fire chief Simon Grypma says the owners of the burnt out apartment block want to preserve as much of the heritage facade as possible, but damage to the building could make it unsalvageable. “We’re looking at all the opportunities to be positive about it,” says Grypma, who initially hoped the Kerr’s granite walls could be saved. “But on the same hand the reality is the safety of the workers and the general public.” The difficulty stems from the building’s rear wall, which was badly damaged by the January blaze and is now unstable. While the front facade may support the weight of the rest of the building, and crews will attempt to stabilize the Kerr’s east and west walls, there’s still a chance they won’t hold. “It’s not conventional, normal construction,” says Grypma. “If it was a wooden wall you could cut it down the middle and take the one side that’s damaged out and prop up the other side. But


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with the rock wall it’s anybody’s guess. It’s sort of like breaking a pane of glass with a pair of pliers and seeing where the cracks are going to go.” The building’s interior also complicates matters. Several floors collapsed during the fire, and water pumped into the building has rotted much of what’s left inside. “It’s uninhabitable, and it’s pretty well impossible to have workers go inside the building,” Grypma adds. “The opportunity still re-


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mains that once a machine is inside the building, it would be able to pick about. But we’ll have to just listen to the engineers.” Though the building’s fate is in doubt, its stability won’t affect the fire investigation. The fire department has waited months for demolition to begin, because the blaze’s origin point was in the basement — which is buried under several collapsed floors. Once the southern wall



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Kootenay Lake Levels Alert - High Lake Levels | June 1, 2011 For the benefit of Kootenay Lake area residents, FortisBC is notifying customers that Kootenay Lake levels have exceeded 1749 ft at Queen’s Bay. Lake inflow during this time is from local rivers and streams that are not controlled by FortisBC. Queen’s Bay:

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Present level: 1747.39 ft. 7 day forecast: Up 15 to 20 inches.




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A Procter family has sent a care package to an Onagawa student who stayed with them last fall, including what may be the only surviving pictures of her mother. Lynne Betts’ family hosted Yuri Suzuki, who was 13 when she came here as part of a student delegation. She lost her mother and grandmother in the March tsunami. In April, North Shore resident Mary Nishio was in Onagawa working with relief efforts and encountered Suzuki by chance at a shelter housing 800 people. She forwarded contact information to Betts, who recalls Suzuki had an older sister and her father worked at a nuclear power plant. “With the language barrier it was hard to get a lot of depth,” she says. “But she was a smiley, entertaining, easy girl to have around. She was an easy house guest.” She says Suzuki usually made a peace sign when having her picture taken — as she did in a photo Nishio took with her and another student who visited Nelson. “She brought some paints and inks and tried to teach us how to do Japanese calligraphy, which was pretty challenging,” Betts says. The visit was over barely after it started, she adds. The students arrived on a Saturday and left the following Thursday. Although she’d heard all the students from the visit survived the tsunami, Betts didn’t know where Suzuki was until Nishio provided the address. She mailed a parcel last week. “Mary felt one thing they could use at the shelter, which is an auditorium, was small, battery-operated table lamps,” Betts says. “So if they were doing homework or reading, they could have some light. We sent three of those and a wind-up flashlight and some candy.”

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But perhaps most important are the photos: Suzuki brought little albums with her last fall for her hosts, showing her family and baseball team. “We mailed them back to her, because I assume she’s lost those kinds of things,” Betts says. “These might be the only photos she has of the mother.” (They had them scanned first, just in case the box gets lost.) Because it may take a few weeks to arrive, they also put a card in the mail which should get there a little sooner, letting her know the package is on its way. Betts also sent an email to the address Nishio provided, but hasn’t heard back. “If Yuri wanted to come visit, she certainly would be welcome, but I’m sure her father doesn’t want to let her out of his sight,” Betts says. l The local Onagawa outreach group has booked a table at this week’s Saturday market. “We want to tell those who visit the market that we can’t forget Onagawa and that the road to recovery is a long, long one,” says Kim Barker, a member of the group. She says they will continue to sell paper crane pins and ask people to write messages on provided postcards. Photos of the writers will be glued on the back. One batch of postcards has already been sent to Japan.

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The Nelson Police Department is stepping up its presence in the construction zone downtown as frustrated drivers start to lose their patience. Deputy chief Henry Paivarinta says they’ve had “numerous complaintsâ€? of infractions and construction workers have witnessed several near misses and close calls. “There have also been reported conflicts between motorists and pedestrians due to limited access and detours in the downtown core,â€? he says. “Frustrated motorists “Frustrated are not justified in dismotorists are obeying posted construcnot justiďŹ ed in tion signs and traffic condisobeying trol devices due to this posted minor inconvenience.â€? Paivarinta isn’t sure if construction anyone has been ticketed signs.â€? yet, but says speeding in a construction zone or disobeying a flag person carries a minimum $196 fine. He adds things have been getting progressively worse. “In the beginning people are kind of tolerant, but as it goes on longer, they seem to be less tolerant. They just get frustrated and they’re not coping and dealing with the inconveniences very well.â€? According to Paivarinta, the most common problem is people simply driving far too fast while trying to figure out how to detour around construction or find a parking space: “You lose your focus. You’re not paying attention to pedestrians or workers or even the big potholes. You’re distracted by frustration and you jeopardize other people out there. “People have to learn to cope and deal with it a little better. It’ll be over soon, but in the meantime, it’s not worth anybody getting hurt out of frustration.â€? Additional flaggers, barricades, and signs are being added to try to keep the violations in check. Police have also stepped up their presence. “The workers gave our guys a thumbs up because they parked at one point in the construction zone to monitor it and everybody was on their best behaviour,â€? Paivarinta says. Work on the downtown electrical upgrade, which has caused all the traffic rerouting, should wrap up this summer.





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BRIEFS NEW DENVER WOMAN KILLED IN CRASH A single-vehicle crash on Highway 6 near Burton on Monday morning claimed the life of a New Denver woman. The RCMP’s West Kootenay Traffic Services says around 11 a.m., the 2010 Hyundai went into the ditch and hit a tree, killing Lisa Louise Radosh, 44. The driver, a 41-year-old woman from New Denver, suffered serious injuries. She was taken to hospital in Nakusp and then airlifted to hospital in Kelowna.

TALL MAN WRAPPING UP The Jessica Biel movie shot in West Kootenay last year is completing filming in Regina, according to radio station News Talk 650 CKOM. Work on The Tall Man, which was filmed in Nelson, Ymir, Salmo, and other locations over the summer and fall, is concluding at the Canada-Saskatchewan Production Studio and in and around Regina. The movie, set in the town of Cold Rock, stars Biel as a woman looking for answers after a series of children go missing — supposedly Biel snatched by a mysterious figure known as the Tall Man. Directed by Pascale Laugier, and also starring William B. Davis and Jodelle Ferland, the film used local talent including Lucas Myers and Pat Henman. Producers indicated they were hoping for a fall release.

NELSON MAY BAN IDLING BY CITY VEHICLES Nelson city council is examining an idlefree policy for its corporate vehicles, as the city looks for ways to cut its greenhouse gas emissions. Corporate climate action coordinator Fiona Galbraith says the policy would “set the example� for the rest of the community, and could be widened to include the rest of the city at some point in the future. If adopted, the policy would limit the time a vehicle can idle, with exemptions for emergency vehicles, vehicles powering emergency lighting and to de-fog windows.


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THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON LAND USE REGULATION BYLAW AMENDMENT TAKE NOTICE that the Corporation of the City of Nelson proposes to amend the Land Use Regulation Bylaw No. 2243, 1987. The purpose of the amendments is to rezone: • Parcel A (see N8932) of Block 4, District Lot 96, Kootenay District Plan 284B (410 Anderson Street) The Land Use Amendment would rezone the above-noted land from “Single and Two Family Residential Zone, R-1â€? to “Low Density Residential Zone, R-7â€?. The purpose of the amendment is to enable the subdivision of the subject property into two separate parcels. The amending bylaws may be inspected at the ofĂ€ce of the Manager of Legislative and Administrative Services, City Hall, Second Floor, 310 Ward Street, Nelson, B.C. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday inclusive with the exception of Statutory Holidays from the date of this notice until June 13th, 2011. TAKE NOTICE that Nelson City Council will hold a public hearing thereon on June 13th, 2011 at 6:30 p.m., for the proposed amendment, in the Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 310 Ward Street, Nelson B.C. at which time and place all persons who deem their interest in property will be affected by the amending bylaw may be heard on matters contained therein. Manager of Legislative and Administrative Services Dated at Nelson, B.C. May 13th, 2011

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Downloading not always a dirty word


ince the BC Liberals came to power in 2001, provincial downloading has become a commonly used term when it comes to daily services we once trusted in the hands of Victoria. The Kokanee Creek Provincial Park interpretive centre was one of the victims, but there’s reason to believe a touch of method exists in this downloading madness. Last week the West Kootenay EcoSociety announced it had struck a partnership with Friends of Kokanee Creek Provincial Park and BC Parks to keep the multi-purpose centre open for the summer. Since the Liberals snatched stable funding away many years ago, the battle to keep the lights on has been constant in the lead-up to camping season. The good news in this latest save is the spirit that surrounds the new set-up. The province is not providing the cash influx it used to, but instead of decrying the evils of top-down decision making in Victoria those involved are embracing the partnership. The province is still providing some important financial assistance, but there’s an expectation that community groups will work together to fill the gaps and take control. Camping is a wonderful summertime activity open to folks of all ages and economic brackets. We are very fortunate to live in a province where nature abounds and the opportunities to get in touch are right at our doorsteps. Interpretive centres are a big part of the provincial park appeal, providing education and information that enhance the overall experience. The EcoSociety is looking at this season as a pilot project. Adding a small cafe and gift shop could add valuable cash that will help it sustain itself. Other creative ideas are being thrown around to ensure its stability. They are also looking for help. The centre should be a source of community pride. Thousands have passed through its doors and left more in tune with what this area is all about. To get involved as a volunteer email David Reid at Downloading is a dirty word, but when we choose initiative over bitterness sometimes the result can be positive. The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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ven if all you care about is your own wallet, the harmonized sales tax just became an offer you shouldn’t refuse. Premier Christy Clark promised a “bold” fix for the HST, and she delivered. For months I have been arguing that the only way to overcome the wave of rejection caused by the panicked introduction of the HST is to offer a rate cut. I expected one per cent. Now if you vote to keep it, a second one per cent reduction will be largely financed by reversing some of the B.C. Liberals’ business tax cuts of recent years. It not only sweetens the deal for consumers, it’s great politics. First, let’s look at it from a selfish, short-term perspective, the way some readers loudly remind me they view the world. If you vote next month to go back to the provincial sales tax, the 12 per cent PST-GST on goods that you probably didn’t notice before will continue. If you

have kids under 18 or are a senior living on less than $40,000 a year, you will be saying no to a $175-perperson bonus cheque. If you only care about yourself, you won’t care about the loss of HST credits to the poorest people in B.C. You won’t care about the province repaying Ottawa’s transition fund, or rebuilding a B.C. sales tax department to force business to convert their billing systems again. You won’t care about the competitive advantage given to Ontario, unless it costs you your job. When the B.C. government of the day has to cut services to pay for this disastrous reversal, you’ll denounce them for doing what you told them to do. You will get the government you deserve, which may include a PST extended to restaurant meals or haircuts, because the money has to come from somewhere. When Clark’s HST “fix” was unveiled, it was the NDP’s turn to panic. They

have painted themselves into a corner, and now face the prospect of arguing for a return to an archaic sales tax with a higher rate. And once again, Bill Vander Zalm and Chris Delaney tour B.C. in their Fight HST conspiracy clown car, refueled by $250,000 of public funds to campaign in the referendum. Their campaign of fear and ignorance is encountering heavy resistance at university and college campuses, however, as tax experts fact-check their claims on the spot. (They’ve added “rallies” in an effort to keep fear alive.) Delaney still raves about Europe being the cause of all this alleged human misery with their insidious Value Added Tax. Vander Zalm continues to mutter about a plot to establish world government through carbon taxes and the HST. It would be nice if the NDP-Fight HST crowd were concerned about the wave of retiring baby boomers that is starting to

wash across the country. But they’re not. There are changes happening now in the B.C. economy that 1960s socialism and 1980s populism are not equipped to handle. The living standard of our children is going to be determined by how we deal with our aging, globalizing population, and this is one reason to understand a shift to consumption taxes. Fourteen months ago I wrote that more U.S. states are joining Washington, Hawaii and others with sales taxes on services as well as goods. Robert Kleine, treasurer for Michigan, explained it this way: “The basic thing is that we need to update our tax structure. We’ve got a 20th century tax structure based on a different sort of economy. The tax base doesn’t grow as the economy grows.” Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter for Black Press. He can be reached at

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Letters to the Editor

Wayne Germaine Serving Nelson & Area Since 1987.

No friend of small business Re: “Your turn on the HST,� May 27 Michelle Mungall’s claim that the NDP is the friend of small business in the HST fight is completely inaccurate. The HST is of benefit to small business, greatly simplifying the tax collection burden of small business as compared to the old GST/ PST system, which was very cumbersome to deal with. And since the NDP has man-

aged to rile up a significant number of the electorate into opposing the HST, the Liberals are lowering the provincial part of the tax to five per cent (not ten per cent as Michelle stated in her article). Lowering the sales tax by that amount will result in a huge shortfall of revenue for the province and to help pay for it both large and small business will pay more tax (and as well either personal taxes

will go up or services will be cut). In large part we have the NDP to blame for this, opposing a tax which really made minimal difference to most people’s tax burden. So now for small business there is a chance they will lose the HST, and their tax rate will not be lowered. I don’t think small business will be thanking the NDP for this. Ronald Harder Procter

Liberals shouldn’t tax living locally It is time to make taxes work for us and the HST is a case in point. Presently the HST is paid (with some exceptions) on all goods and services consumed by the citizens. If we were to change the HST so that all goods and services created and con-

sumed within the province were not taxed, we would begin to support regional economy in a very real way. We should not tax our neighbours when they provide a product or service for us. We should not tax local regional economy. Let us increase the per-

centage of regional economy in our lives, the only safeguard we have to protect and enrich our lives as the global economy fails. There should be no tax on living life locally. Change the HST. Dick Murphy Nelson

The uncivilized who walk amongst us When the Palestinians danced and celebrated in the street after the attack on the World Trade Center the western world was appalled at their ghoulish joyful bloodlust. Now that the Americans have hunted down and killed Osama Bin Laden it is the Americans’ turn to show their ghoulish side (with the Canadians led by Stephen Harper along like American war dogs in hot pursuit). But it is OK when it is our cavemen? What about the western tenant “innocent until proven guilty?� I must have missed the trial. We now live in a

world where the Americans can completely ignore national boundaries and kill anybody they don’t care for without even risking any American lives if they use their robots (drones). Sounds like absolute power to me. The morning after the great and wonderful announcement of the man’s death, I am informed on CBC Radio that Osama bin Laden had to be buried at sea due to the “fact� that no nation on earth would accept his remains. Now I know that we have wonderful, fast communication systems these days, but

still, I am skeptical that the Americans contacted every nation on earth and received a negative answer in say 12 hours, leading me to believe that even the best of our “free� western press is acting as a mouthpiece for the Americans, again. I look forward to the day when the war criminal Junior Bush is brought to justice for his murderous torturers regime. We are governed by hypocrites, and we “vote� them into power. It is so much more civilized. The perfect system... I’d say. Rod Retzlaff Glade

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The Youth Employment Resource Centre hosts job readiness courses June 6 and 7 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. and June 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Job readiness covers everything from amping up your resume to health and safety in the workplace. You will be supplied with tips and tidbits to improve the quality of your job application and indepth information about the local labour market. Contact Jesse at 250-352-5656 or Other summer sessions include: t So You Wanna WOOF? — June 15, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. t First Aid Level 1 — June 18, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. t Foodsafe — June 25, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


The Council of Canadians hosts Shout Out for Global Justice. Presented at SelfDesign High, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $5. The film tells the stories of the peaceful protesters at the G8/ G20 summits in Toronto last summer. It’s the story that we never got to hear. Born-and-raised Nakusp artist Kate Tupper opens her latest exhibition, Full Metal Basket, at Oxygen Art Centre. Kate is a female tradesperson — a welder and fabricator — and mother who tells her story in the weaving of her metal baskets. Exhibit opens at 7 p.m. There will be an artist talk at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 17. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.


June 3rd - Salival Tool Tribute Band June 4th - DJ Cain w/ BC Dub Cats & Robogoblin June 6th - Josh Martinez & Pissed Off Wild Free Show!

June 10th - Mat the Alien w/B-ron June 11th - Mr. Rogers June 14th - Kyprios with Scratch from The Roots June 17th - Antiserum & Chaosphere June 18th - Skratch Bastid June 23rd - Dirty Dubsters June 24th - Sonreal w/ DJ Richie Alternative/Hip Hop June 25th - Wood n Soo Mashups July 1st - Canada Day w/Lighta Sound Crew July 2nd 2nd - Dexter & Mr. Smith July 8 8th th - Freddy J July 9th 9th - Aaron Nazrul & the Boom Booms July 13th - Dub Fx July 14th - Gaudi July 20 20th th - Nero

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The West Kootenay Women’s Association will hold a book sale June 19 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Vallican Whole Community Centre. We are looking for book donations of all kinds, but particularly those books of interest to women. Proceeds will go towards buying new books for the Nelson Women’s Centre library. Please leave books at the back door of the Centre with a sign designating books for sale (call 250-352-9916 for more information). If unable to drop off, call 250-352-9871 for pickup.



Nelson author-illustrator Angela Lund will be reading from her new self-published book Let’s Plant a Flower at Touchstones Museum and Art Gallery from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Come join in the fun and be ready to get your hands dirty!

Would you like to see the rings of Saturn, a far away galaxy, or a ball of thousands of stars? Join us for the Taghum Hall Society’s Starry Nights program, most clear Friday and Saturday nights. Look for the big star sign at Taghum Hall road and Highway 3A or contact us at 250-354-1586 or for times.

MAKING IT HOME FOR EVERYONE Nelson CARES Society is kicking off its 2011 Fundraising Campaign: Nelson – Making it a Real Home for Everyone! Please look for your donation information package in your mailbox this week. Nelson CARES Society runs such programs as the Advocacy Centre and Stepping Stones emergency shelter.

PHOTO SHOW Don’t miss the 21st annual West Kootenay Camera Club photo show at Kootenay Gallery in Castlegar. Runs June 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Also runs June 4 and 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 300 photos judged and displayed as well as digital frame slide shows by camera club members.

Walk with the Nelson Grans to Grans in support of African grandmothers at 10 a.m. Meet at the Lakeside Park Rotary Shelter and walk to Cottonwood Falls. Register (no fee) and pledge at Lakeside Park or pledge online at All proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign. For more information call 250-352-1748 or email

THURSDAY, JUNE 9 St. Saviour’s stained glass windows are unique and collectively the best example of church stained glass in the Kootenays and on par with those in Cathedrals in Vancouver and Victoria. Local history researcher Greg Scott will highlight the people and history of the 16 memorial stained glass windows. Followed by stained glass artisans Moss and Gavin Holland describing the history of church stained glass and its restoration. Runs 7 to 8:30 p.m. Admission $7. Call all B.C. Seniors Games volunteers. Learn sports massage at the Nelson and District Community Complex. No registration required, session runs 5 to 7 p.m.


The Chinatown Plaque Project is a monumental rock recognizing the significant contribution the Chinese community made to the UN JOUR DE FETE rapid growth of early Nelson. Dedication at the corner of Hall and Showing at the Craft Connection: one of a kind dresses by Angelika Vernon Streets will take place at noon. Werth, pottery by Ruth Prosser, Ian Johnson and Stephanie Fisher, and Shannon Merritt, painting by Anne Gillender. The West Kootenay Naturalists and Columbia Canoe and Kayak Club join paddles and binoculars for a tour of the Creston wetlands. AT THE LEGION From threatened aerial insectivores to dueling yellow-headed and At the Nelson Legion: Check out our new foosball and refurbished red-winged blackbirds we’ll learn about environmental pressures pool and snooker tables along with shuffleboard, darts and 10’ big- and survival competition among similar species. Contact Michael screen TV for sports. Wednesday evening – darts; Saturday after- McMann by June 11 at 250-365-5647 for meeting time and place. noon – meat draws with karaoke in the evening; Sunday afternoon – crib tournament; last Sunday of every month – Texas Hold’em WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15 charity poker (open to the public); month-end birthday bash; oc- The Nelson and Area Elder Abuse Prevention program and Comcasional fundraiser barbecues, ribs. etc.; beverage room with a wel- munity Response Network volunteers are hosting a variety of events. coming, friendly atmosphere. Info 250-352-6464 or e-mail rclbr51@ The Bluebell Manor in Riondel hosts an Honoring the Elders tea Members and guests welcome (service in armed forces not and social from 2 to 5 p.m. In Nelson, a presentation on power of attorney abuse goes at 12:30 p.m. in the Nelson and Area Elder Abuse necessary for membership). Prevention Resource Centre at 719 Vernon Street.

NELSON AND AREA ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION RESOURCE CENTRE Open Wednesdays from 12 to 2 p.m. at 719 Vernon Street. Phone SATURDAY, JUNE 18 Kootenay Lake Vintage Car Club presents its 21st annual Crusin’ 250-352-6008 or visit the ‘50s show and shine on the east end of Baker Street. Show runs BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes prizes, a barbecue, dart games and a Nelson’s breast cancer support group meets at Community First silent auction. For more information contact Dave Stevens at 250Health Co-op (518 Lake Street) at noon every fourth Tuesday. 352-3624 or Linda Galloway at 250-229-6809.

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Bassbizniz presents a stacked lineup of four different acts who will take you on a journey through all styles of bass music and even some beatboxing. Manitoba born Jermel Dindayal, better known as CAIN.1 became an essential part of the budding Winnipeg club circuit in the late 90s. His style is ultra fresh with seamless mixing of all styles. Nelson’s own BC Dubcats will also be dropping the new and old ragga dub and dancehall rhythms. Plus an exclusive beatbox set by Robgoblin. Opening set by C-Biggs.

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Fundraiser event featuring Kelle Wardle who recently graduated from the Selkirk Music Program as a songwriting vocal major. Admission by donation. Funds will be split between the outreach phase of Kelle’s music discipleship training school in Australia through Youth With a Mission as well as the low income housing initiative program sqft2freedom. Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30.

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The Mason Rack Band from Queensland Australia will be appearing live as part of their Limits of Grip Canadian CD release tour. Limits is an album that leader singer Mason Rack says breaks all genre rules — a classic mix of blues, jazz and roots complemented by the modem favours of country punk, jazz, alternate rock and reggae funk. Each song was created naturally, by jamming in the studios. Mason Rack Band pours out alt-rock tunes influenced by blues, southern stomp, swamp, rock and roots.

Papa Josh

It’s the return of funk ‘n’ groove master Papa Josh! Josh Suhrheinrich is a seasoned funk, jazz and R&B guitarist with a powerful voice and an instinct for making music feel good. Papa Josh’s only mission is to keep the dance floor shaking. His tasteful solos and guitar explorations melt into the groove as people marvel at the funk band with just one man. The sound is all Josh and it all happens live. Show starts 9:30 p.m. Tickets $10.

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Wax Romeo will deliver his mix of party tunes alongside DJ Soup. Wax Romeo defiles dance floors delivering a mix of funk, rock, house, rap, disco, dancehall, and ‘80s all with his one of a kind flare and sense of humour. Show starts 9:30 a.m., admission $10.

Friday, June 10

Nelson’s own funk, rock and punk party band Arthur Funkarelli take the stage at The Royal for the first time in a while. This will be a Funkarelli throwdown you won’t want to miss. Show starts 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 11

Local superstars, live electronica masters, and all around nice guys Kashoo are throwing a party. Put on your dancing shoes, folks. Two computers, effect pedals, keyboards, midi controllers and an upright bass are the tools that bandmates Ness and Jakob use to apply their lush symphonic brushstrokes. The feel is truly organic, while the sound is unmistakably electronic. Show starts 9:30 p.m., admission $5-10 sliding scale.

Josh Martinez is a machine. A well-oiled, straight-talking, globetrotting sex-machine, who’s traveled the world more than the avian flu, Martinez has built himself a devout following, addicted to his hopeful perspective, joie-devive and a live show that really brings the heat. Martinez has never been easy to categorize. The People’s Champ is one of the most diverse artists in the music game, surpassing the limitations of indie hip hop by pursuing an “innovative and entirely unique hybrid of clever pop melodies and intelligent, layered songwriting that borrows from everywhere and sounds like nothing else.” (Spin) As an entertainer, Martinez is in the upper echelons of the business, bringing a confidence, urgency and a comedic touch that has converted disbelievers and brought houses down, rocked to their very foundation. This show is a free show for everyone! Opening acts are Evil Ebenezer and The Lytics. Doors at 9 p.m.

Thursday, June 9

A vivacious DJ and a lover of all music, Abstrakt Sonance is essentially the backbone to West Ave Productions. He’s one half of the duo E-Centrix, producer, and mixer for all sounds passing through the studio. With over nine albums recorded, and an arsenal of 300-plus beats, this guy can throw down like no other. Free show!

Friday, June 10

Mat the Alien’s music appeals to a wide variety of crowds, spanning hip hop, funk, dance hall, break beat, drum and bass, rock and more. Was Mat really abducted by aliens? We’ll never know but one thing is certain — he’s capable of some out-of-this-world DJ sets.

Mt. Sentinel Secondary presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Since January of this year, 40 students and 20 adults have been working hard on recreating the magic and music of Disney’s popular musical. Although the musical is produced by the students and staff at Mt. Sentinel, the cast and crew involve community members from all surrounding areas including students from Self Design High, LVR, and musicians from New Denver to Vancouver. This musical appeals to all audiences with remarkable characters who are under an enchanted spell until the Beast, once a prince, learns to love. Evening shows each day at 7:30 p.m. and a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets $10 for students/seniors and $12 adults.

Saturday, June 11

An inspiring evening of rhythmic gymnastics and dance from Rhythmic Dimensions. Rhythmic gymnastics is a beautiful and dynamic form of movement using ribbons, balls, hoops, ropes, scarves and so much more. Rhythmic Dimension students will be performing along with some special guests. Show starts 7 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.

Saturday, June 25

Alseny Diallo and the Kikeyambay Afrobeat Orchestra unites a dynamic, energetic traditional West African drum and dance show and a 12-piece Electric Afrofusion Orchestra. A famed soloist and master djembe player from Guinea, Diallo has performed at many nationally sponsored festivals and competitions in his country. Alseny Diallo and Kikeyambay offer a chance to dance, be joyful and revel in the African way of music as a vital and fundamental part of everyday life. Also featuring singer and dancer N’Nato Camara. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15.

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Considered some of the finest stained glass windows in the country, the stories behind the stunning collection of craftsmanship at St. Saviour’s Pro Cathedral are about to told by local historian Greg Scott

or every stained glass window in St. Saviour’s Pro Cathedral, there’s a personal story. They include tales of prominent pioneers and church benefactors, direct descendants of royalty, and lives cut tragically short by accident or war. Next week, as a prelude to the Touchstones Nelson heritage home tour, local historian Greg Scott will tell some of those stories and talk about the people the Anglican church’s windows and memorial plaques are dedicated to. There are 16 windows in all, at least half created by Robert McCausland Ltd., a firm that dates back to 1856 and is still in business. Assembled in Toronto, the glass masterpieces were shipped to Nelson and fitted by a local contractor. Other windows have not been attributed, although they’re mostly from the 1930s and ‘40s. (While the church dates to 1898, the building was gutted by fire in 1928 and rebuilt.) The largest and most stunning, known as the Good Shepherd, is at end of the sanctuary, and was donated by Cominco boss Selwyn Blaylock in memory of his parents, who lived in Nelson late in life. Others, such as the Eperson window, in the far northeast corner, were donated by working class families. “St. Saviour’s windows are collectively the best example of church stained glass in the Kootenays and on par with those in cathedrals in Vancouver and Victoria,” Scott says. He became intrigued with them when tagging along with wife Denyse, a church member. “With my interest in the people of Nelson, I started wondering about some of the names. I was familiar with Charles Busk, L.V. Rogers, and Dr. Rose. But who are these other people? What’s their story?” Answering that question, he says, was “fairly easy” because most of those with windows in their honour were prominent. “It’s a matter of using vital statistics to find out when they passed away, finding their obituaries, looking at the history of the church, and tying it all together.” Story continues to Page 11

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LEFT Selwyn Blaylock — of Blaylock mansion fame — donated the Good Shepherd window in memory of his parents, the Rev. Thomas and Eleanor Blaylock. ABOVE The detail in the smaller windows is impressive. Greg Nesteroff photos

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Stained glass in the family

For the Hollands of Sproule Creek, stained glass is all in the family. Moss Holland started working with the colourful medium in a small shop 40 years ago, and has since handled most of the repair jobs in the Kootenays. He and wife Bonnie also taught the craft to their children, Gavin and Gimel. “I was probably the only glass worker in B.C. from 1972 to about 1980,” Moss says. “Then there was a proliferation. We started teaching people and suddenly lots were doing glass around us.” Gavin has been in the studio since he was five, and for the last few years had his own business in Nelson. “The biggest job I did recently was a Trail hospital window,” he says. “It was four and a half by seven feet and very intricate. That was

my masterwork so far.” He’s also done repairs for the Catholic church, using traditional leaded stained glass and techniques his father showed him. All four family members will be on hand next Thursday at St. Saviour’s ProCathedral to talk about how stained glass has evolved and how a window is put together. The tools have not changed much over the centuries, Moss says. The basic glass cutter is the same, “except now they’ve got one with a little barrel that lubricates as you’re cutting. The pliers are probably the same sort they used to break glass 300 years ago.” The windows in St. Saviour’s, he adds, are “some of the finest examples of church glass in Canada ... We’re quite lucky to have this work here.” — Greg Nesteroff

Moss Holland says the windows at St. Saviour’s are “some of the finest examples of church glass in Canada.”

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Continued from Page 10 He had more trouble, however, locating accounts of the actual dedications. McCauslands sent him their file, which consisted of letters from church administrator Fred Irwin, and gave the dates the windows were ordered — but it could take up to 18 months before they were delivered, and even longer until they were installed. The few dedications he uncovered in the newspapers were revealing, such as the

one for Ida Astley. “It alluded to her being ‘a long suffering woman,’” Scott says. “From that I gathered [her husband] Willoughby may have been an interesting character, but tough to live with.” (He’s the one who claimed royal blood.) A Cathedral Whispers runs Thursday at the church from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In addition to Scott’s presentation, a family of local artisans will discuss the history of stained glass and the basics of the trade

(see related story above). Tickets are $7 for the general public and $5 for members of Touchstones and the Kootenay History Interest Group. They’re available at the museum and at the door. If you miss the talk, the church is the site of a tea the following Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. as part of the heritage home tour, although it has a separate admission. There are also plans to create a booklet highlighting the church’s windows.

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The Nelson Selects U14 boys served notice that they are the team to beat in the upcoming provincial playdowns following a 4-0 drubbing of rival Columbia Valley to claim gold at the six-team Creston Blitzz tournament over the weekend. Micah May opened the scoring 20 minutes into the contest, picking up a feed from James Miller and tearing into the Titans’ backfield for the goal. Six minutes later, Miller would then create some havoc of his own in front of the Columbia Valley net, and Sam Woodward jumped on a rebound to put the Queen City squad up 2-0 by the half. Second half action would see May and Nolan Percival add two more for the 4-0 win. “It was a near perfect game for us starting from our goaltender out,” said coach Dan Szabo. “Our defensive line was rock solid, our counterattack swift, we owned the midfield and just ran them down.” The game punctuated a

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was scoreless until the 20 minute mark of the second half, when Spencer Szabo found the top left corner of the goal with a free kick from beyond the 18 yard box. Minutes later Szabo would find the back of the net, again crashing through the defense, then Percival scored and Szabo added his third of the match in the final minute. Game two Saturday afternoon saw Nelson dominate Kootenay South 9-1.

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Percival opened the scoring just one minute in. Nick Wethal headed one in three minutes later, converting a corner kick. Percival scored a minute after that, and Nelson was up 3-0 just five minutes in. May would add two more, followed by one from Galen Boulanger. Kootenay South countered before call-up Quinn Dawson got two of his own. Szabo finished the scoring with the only tally of the second half. Nelson’s wins on Saturday earned them top spot in their group, setting up the first place showdown with Columbia Valley in the final. A year ago it was Columbia Valley, as U13s, that eliminated Nelson from a trip to the provincials. “These are the same three teams we will be playing at the upcoming playdowns. A good result was important,” coach Szabo added. Nelson will be hosting Kootenay East, Kootenay South and Columbia Valley at the provincial playdowns June 11 and 12. The winner will represent the Kootenay region at the Provincial B Cup at Penticton in July. Catch the wave. Premier location on the waterfront, downtown Nelson. Project to be constructed of concrete and steel, 60 slip marina, clubhouse with restaurant on the water. MLS# K200660

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Sports Nelson Selects Friendly in Fruitvale

U11s taste first bit of success BOB HALL

Nelson Star Editor

The U11 and U12 Nelson Selects headed to Fruitvale on Sunday for a day of friendlies, coming away with some encouraging results. Joining the pair of Nelson girls clubs were host Kootenay South U11/12 and the Kootenay Rovers U11 team. On Sunday morning the U12 Selects had an easy go of it with a 6-1 win over Kootenay South. Emma Wheeldon scored three goals, Amy Hodgson a pair and Taylor Zimmer chipped in with one. “Nelson dominated from start to finish and are really starting to show what they are capable of,” says U12 and U11 coach Iain Harvey. The U11 Selects then took the pitch against the Kootenay Rovers. In their first year of rep soccer, the young team came into Sunday having not managed a win yet this season, because they’ve mostly matched up against teams a year older. Taking on the U11 squad from Cranbrook, the Nelson side finally found some net success scoring a 4-2 win.


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The Nelson U11 Selects won their first game of the season.

Notching markers for Nelson were Shaen Panko-Dool, Alex Renwick, Ruby Creighton and Haley Elias. “It was fairly even until the girls hit their stride in the second half and their superior passing opened up the Cranbrook girls and led the girls to their first win of the season,” says Harvey. The Rovers then had their hands full with the U12 Selects in the first game of the afternoon. Wheeldon scored four goals, Hodgson three and Zimmer one as Nelson clobbered

their East Kootenay competition 8-0. The day ended with the U11 Selects dropping a 4-0 contest to Kootenay South. “We looked very impressive in the first half, conceding late in the half to a lucky bounce and some miscommunication,” says Harvey. “Although they were more than a match for their older opponents, tiredness and mental fatigue let Kootenay South score three in the second half, though I feel we still played a better brand of soccer.”

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Gold, silver and courage in Creston CHUCK BENNETT Nelson Star Publisher

Nelson U15 Selects boys had to settle for a tie for the gold medal at last weekend’s Creston Blitzz tournament. Nelson won all three of its games to tie Creston for top spot overall. Creston also finished undefeated, but the two sides never met. In its opening match, Nelson dominated the play against a pesky Kootenay South team, but were only able to register a 1-0 victory. “Kootenay South is a very strong defensive team,� said

coach Scott Lewis. In its next game, Nelson again dominated the play against Calgary Chinook, but were only able to come away

“This was our best game and we moved the ball really well.� Scott Lewis U15 Selects Coach

“This was our best game and we moved the ball really well,� added Lewis. “I have also have to give credit to Justin Willness for a great effort.� In its final match, Nelson again dominated, winning 4-0 over Kootenay East, who only had two shots on net all game. “Our regular keeper Cole Sutherland was injured and played forward for us and Liam (Butterfingers) Butterfield played goal all weekend for us,� added Lewis. “He did a great job even though he was hardly tested.�

MISSED OPPORTUNITY Nelson’s U14 girls took home the silver medal from Creston, but the local girls missed the gold by the smallest of margins — a single point. In its opening game against Nelson’s U13 girls, Lua Gerun scored the only goal of the game to give the older girls the 1-0 win. Nelson then took on host Creston in a game that was not even close. Nelson won 8-0.


with a one-goal win, this time 2-1. Justin Willness scored the winner for Nelson.

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Sports Continued from Page 14 Goals were scored by Sage Wilton, Emma Schrader, Abby Willans, Chiara Chirico, Jena Wheeldon and Aroha Taiatini-Senechal. In the toughest game of the tournament, Nelson took on Columbia Valley, but neither team was able to break through and the game ended 0-0. Unfortunately, for Nelson’s U14s, Columbia Valley beat Nelson’s U13s 2-0, which gave them one more point than Nelson and ultimately the gold medal. The girls’ next action will be the Kootenay Playdowns, where they will have to battle Columbia Valley, Kootenay South and Kootenay East to see who will

represent this region at the upcoming provincials. BEYOND THEIR YEARS Playing up a year in the U14 girls division, the U13 Selects girls impressed their coaches with their weekend performance. In its opening game, Nelson U13 girls battled Nelson’s U14 girls and ended up on the wrong side of a very close 1-0 score. “The U13 defensive line of Merissa Dawson, Maya Mierau, Emma Gregorich, and Kyra Burkart played very well in front of keeper Haley Cooke, who played an outstanding game holding off a hard charging older squad for most of the game,” said coach Paul Burkart.

“The U14 girls scored the lone goal late in the game to gain the victory.” On Saturday morning,

“We fought hard through challenging weather conditions and a pitch that in places was more mud than grass.” Paul Burkart U13 Selects Coach

the U13s lost to the older U14 Columbia Valley Titans by a score of 2-0. “We fought hard through challenging weather conditions and a pitch that in places was more mud than

grass,” added Burkart. In its final match, Nelson dumped Creston Blitzz 9-nil. “We succeeded in controlling play and were rewarded with goals by six different players,” said Burkart. Scoring for Nelson were Allie Zondervan (3), Darian Voisard (2), Naomi Perkins (1), Bronwyn Sutherland (1), Callie Reimer (1), and Amelia Martze (1). “We were extremely pleased with the courage shown by the Nelson U13 squad when facing the older squads,” Burkart added. “The players continued to improve throughout the tournament, and ended on a positive note with a decisive victory.”

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he last two years have not been easy for businesses that rely on tourism for survival, but at the west end of Baker Street there is a show of confidence that should make all those

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Cuba is a beautiful island paradise. The beaches, like those on many Caribbean islands, are pristine white, the water a crystal Caribbean blue and the surf is often eerily calm. It has rich lowlands and breathtaking rolling hills and mountains. Its numerous rivers and moderate humidity make it one of the most beautiful islands. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the people that keep drawing us back, two or three times a year; total number of visits to date â&#x20AC;&#x201C; seventeen. We have met a lot of wonderful people on our numerous visits to Cuba, including many tourists from all over the world and many citizens who work in the tourist industry. There is something about their happy disposition that ensures a relaxed and memorable stay. Cubans are beautiful people; their joy at meeting and entertaining you is genuine; the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ugly touristâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is non-existent there. After so many visits to a variety of resorts, we feel that we must know everyone who works in tourism in Cuba; and they never forget you, or the names of your children, and always ask about them each time we return. We were shocked at how hard they work, knowing that there is someone waiting to take their

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place if they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t up to the job at hand. None live close to the resorts, and the government is trying to move all workers away from the city into Cardenas or Matanzas, both many miles away. They must leave home before dawn to catch staff busses in order to arrive at their resort by 6am, not returning home until very late; restaurant personnel work three meals a day six days a week, leaving little time for their families. Waiters and waitresses are the best paid in the countryâ&#x20AC;Śbecause they make tips. Everyone makes the same wage so resort workers who receive tips are a little better off than others. It isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t unusual that your bus driver or tour guide is a doctor or lawyer. We understand that the wages of those who work for travel companies are negotiated between them and the company but the wage is paid directly to the government who then pays the employee as little as 20%. And often they have to wait a long time before they receive it. Things are constantly changing in Cuba. We never know from one visit to the next what their living conditions will be like or what new laws or changes to existing ones have taken effect. Twice in the past ten years the currency has changed. Now there is one peso for us, the tourists, and one for Cubans; American money and credit cards are no longer accepted; Cubans face jail time if caught with US currency. Shopping for them is a stressful experience. Often, even if you can afford to buy, what you need is not available. Although the number one export right now is pharmaceuticals, it is very difÂżcult to buy pain killers or vitamins. The Âżrst things we pack are vitamins for both children and adults. Our most cherished relationship started very innocently on a vacation to Cuba some years ago. After attending a session with our local travel representative, she introduced us to her husband and young son who were waiting to meet good friends due to arrive shortly from Toronto; and invited us to join them. That was the start of a wonderful friendship that brings us back to Cuba year after year. To be continued next weekâ&#x20AC;Ś.

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The crew from the Best Western Baker Street and Baker Street Grill are now working in a hotel that meets the â&#x20AC;&#x153;bestâ&#x20AC;? standards applied to properties by the worldwide chain of independently owned hotels.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a confidence in the community and in Nelson,â&#x20AC;? says Ryan Martin, general manager of the hotel and convention centre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We picked a lull and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good time to do it. We have employed a lot of local tradespeople. And when your rooms arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t busy, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when you want to get in there and close

down wings. But I think the outlook for Nelson is strong.â&#x20AC;? The Martin family has been a pretty reliable weathervane when it comes to Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success. In 1979 Dave and Sheila Martin purchased the deteriorating Hume Hotel with thoughts of renovating and rejuvenating the historic property. Today the Hume Hotel

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Continued from Page 16 “My dad’s philosophy was to continually reinvest in the property and always wanting to make it better,” says Ryan Martin. “It’s proven even through the tough times that people will start picking your property because you’ve shown you care.” The impetus for the Baker Street Inn renovation actually came from Best Western. The largest hotel chain in the world — which includes 4,000 independently owned and operated properties — has embarked on a major branding exercise that included the Martin-owned hotel. “You are in control of your own hotel, but there are certain guidelines and brand standards that you have to adhere to,” says Martin. “The problem with Best Western being the largest hotel chain in the world is that they’re very inconsistent. You can stay at a seaside five-star resort to the rural roadside motel and you never know what you are going to get.” Best Western has split the brand into three more descriptive parts. There are the regular two-star hotels, the plus properties which are three-star and above, and the premiere properties that include four and fivestar hotels. In order to get the 70room Baker Street Inn up to the plus status, it

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required a renovation that tops the $750,000 mark. The upgrades include new carpets, linens, artwork, flat screen TVs, drapes, paint, towels and everything else the customers see when they stay. “It’s been really great for the whole staff. There’s a lot more pride back in the place,” says Martin. The Martin family purchased the hotel in 2003 when it was in receivership and immediately went to work sprucing up the place. For the first five years, Ryan Martin says they enjoyed impressive growth. In the summer of 2007 the hotel was booked solid for almost all of July and August. Then, like the rest of the world, the bottom fell out as the global recession resulted in less disposable

income for so many people. Though it’s been a struggle for the last two years, Ryan Martin and the 70 full and part time employees at the Baker Street Inn have cause for optimism. “Starting in January of this year was the first time I have seen a turnaround,” says Martin. “I think the good news story up at Whitewater [new chairlift] had a big part to do with that. It helps that the economy of Canada and B.C. have held strong compared to a lot of the rest of the world.” Another big factor in today’s tourism market is social media. With online surveys and websites constantly scrutinizing accommodators, it’s never been more important to keep an eye on quality.

The renovation has been proof positive, as customer satisfaction has increased tremendously. “The consumer has a way more powerful voice now,” Martin says of today’s industry. “If someone has a bad stay, you have social media to let the world know. People trust what other people are saying more so than what a brand or a company is saying. You can say how great you are, but what really matters is what the customer says. Now there are all these outlets to see what others are saying.” With plenty of other developments and projects on the go at the west end of Baker, optimism is high and there’s no better place to find it than the hotel that welcomes guests to town.

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Road access to caves a major stumbling block Continued from Page 1 Nanaimo, about assuming management of the caves. “They proposed hiring Kevin Stanway to run it for them, and we said we’d be fine with that,” Ackroyd says. “We’re waiting for a proposal from them.” He says there are a few hurdles: the conservancy is preoccupied with another set of caves on Vancouver Island and also concerned about the road up to the Cody Caves. “If it’s a situation where if the road is in really poor shape, they

feel their business plan may not make it,” Ackroyd says. “My rangers just started this week, so I’m going to get them to go up and check on it. With the snow loads we’ve had this year, there’s probably still a fair bit of snow on that road.” Responsibility for the road falls to the Ministry of Forests and the licensee, Meadow Creek Cedar. The caving season usually begins around July 1, so Ackroyd says it’s getting late not to have a tour guide in place.

“My rangers just started this week, so I’m going to get them to go up and check on it. With the snow loads we’ve had this year, there’s probably still a fair bit of snow on that road.” Hugh Ackroyd, BC Parks He adds if they can’t find someone, the caves would likely



be closed another year. In the days before contractors were hired to provide tours, they were left open to the general public, but “it was felt it was not a great thing for the caves, and there were also liabilities with people crawling around in there unsupervised.” Although some caves in the province remain ungated and use caution signs as waivers, Ackroyd says there is “a fair bit of infrastructure” in the Cody Caves, including ladders and a gangplank over a waterfall.

“From our point of view, the liabilities with those structures are high, so we would probably close the cave,” he says. However, they will have to take stronger measures to keep people out, for someone “chopped” and removed the gate at the entrance last fall. “Maybe someone just wanted to get in. We’re going to have to deal with that as soon as the snow clears,” Ackroyd says. Neither Stanway nor the Canadian Cave Conservancy could be reached for comment.



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Information Attention all Sports Groups! Time to attend the Nelson Regional Sports Council A G M June 21st 6pm, Chamber of Commerce meeting room

Desperately seeking

WHUNDAS!!! Did you graduate from Westsyde Secondary School in Kamloops, BC in 1991? If so, we are looking for you! Please contact Beverly at: so we can invite you to the 20 year reunion in July 2011.

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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Help Wanted

OfÀce Support

Food Products

Fruit & Vegetables

Required immediately, full time Parts person. Ford experience would be an asset, competitive wages with full benefits & pension plan. Mail resume to: 715 Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M9 or Email:

ACCOUNTING TRAINEES Needed now! Large & Small firms seeking certified A & P Staff now. No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement available 1-888-424-9417


FRESH ASPARAGUS Sutcliffe Farms Creston, BC Place your order to ensure availability 250-428-9961

Selkirk Eyecare

Mind Body Spirit

has a position available for an optometric technician. No experience is required, however, this is a great opportunity for someone who wants to learn a specialized skill set with the possibility of becoming a certified optometric assistant. Please send resumes to: 543 Baker Street, Nelson, B.C. V1L 4J1 Thank you to all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Crystal Healers Course and/or Angel Messenger Practitioner Program Course with Margaret Ann Lembo in Salmon Arm, BC August long weekend Preregister and Save

Call (250)804-0392

Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

Traffic Control (flagger) 2 day training classes June classes KELOWNA 11/12. CHWK 14/15. Quesnel 22/23. KMLPS Jun 4/5. New $224.00 Renew $112.00 incl taxes, photo & manual go online or call 1-866-737-2389

Kootenay Accounting Services is able to help you with your bookkeeping, payroll, tax returns & HST. For an appointment call 250-352-2234

Medical/Dental MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s Need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement also Available! 1-888-778-0459

Trades, Technical

Personals Unique psychic reading by psychic Guaymi Native. Mon-Fri 7:30am-3:30pm 1-866-973-9449. More info at

Lost & Found LOST: bifocal glasses w/ gold coloured string band. May 24th p.m. between Downtown Automotive & Stibbs on Stanley St.(or Kootenay) in Nelson. Please call 250-352-9479. LOST: Blackberry in a green case at Chako Mika mall on May 24. If you found it please call Lara at 250-505-2001 LOST: Nelson, Car Keys btwn Rosemont & Downtown. Ring has 3-4 keys and a remote. call 354-1279 or 551-1212


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


Industrial Electricians

Topsoil, #1 Quality tested Flagstone, Patio & Wall Stone Biostone 250-777-1531


Wanted for WTP work in Prince Albert Sask. Competitive Wages, LOA and Benefits!

* Immediate Start * Fax resume to (1)250-492-3343 or visit for more info.

VINYL DECKING & ALUMINUM RAILINGS 20 yrs experience, free estimates and great service! Call Ken with Royal Vinyl Decking 250231-7905 email:

Merchandise for Sale

$100 & Under Little Tykes 8’X8’ bouncing room. $90 Like new! 352-6399

NELSON: Bike Computer / Speedometer on the North Shore. Call to id: 825-9207

Employment Education/Trade Schools INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equip. Job placement assist. Funding Avail. 1-866399-3853

Help Wanted Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.

Peter Popoff A private family Celebration of Life, with all his family present, was held in Nelson for Peter Popoff who died on June 4th, 2010 in Balfour. Like falling leaves The months went by But precious memories never die. You live with us in memory still You always have You always will Rest in Peace The Popoff Families

BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.10/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $3.50/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

Small Ads work! Free Items Free kittens, 2 months old. 250-359-7772

Career Opportunities

Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Garage Sales 3440 Bodard Drive (8mile) Saturday June 4th Boomtown Barn Garage Sale! 3403 Ymir Rd Sat, June 4, 9am - 1pm. Bikes, boards, exercise equip., boat, HarleyDavidson, tents, freebies! SATURDAY June 4th 8am - 3 pm. Buy your treasures and donate to Kootenay Lake Hospital. 5736 Hwy 3A between Nelson & Balfour. ALL $$$$ given to local hospital foundation.

Career Opportunities

Brandt Tractor Ltd., the world’s largest privately held John Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment dealer, has positions available for a PARTS MANAGER, PARTS PERSON and SERVICE TECHNICIAN in their Fort Nelson, BC location. Brandt also has positions available for SERVICE TECHNICIANS (both field and shop) as well as PARTS and SALES in many of their 21 locations throughout Western Canada. Find out more about our career opportunities at or by calling 306-791-5979. Email resume indicating position title and location to: or fax 306-791-5986.

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Find your challenge at Domtar.

E/I Reliability Specialist The Domtar Kamloops Pulp Mill is currently recruiting for an E/I Reliability Specialist. This mill is located in Kamloops, British Columbia. Close to 85,000 people resides in this beautiful community. The City called “Tournament Capital of Canada” is vibrant & growing fast, offers an extensive variety of services, businesses and outdoor activities. THE POSITION: The primary responsibilities will be to assist with improvement of the Reliability Based Maintenance Services. Responsibilities include the repair, maintenance, calibration and verification of complex distribution equipment which includes hydro tie line transformers, Electrical generation distribution and controls for three turbo generators. As well, oversee electric motor shop activities, PM of Protective relays, high voltage switchgear, oil sampling, IR-scanning analysis as well as PdMa (motor signature) analysis. Provide technical direction and supervision of Electricians and Instrumentation Mechanics. OVERVIEW OF REQUIREMENTS: • Journeyman Certified Electrician Red Seal and/or Electrical Engineer • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills • Strong analytical skills with experience in maintenance systems development, implementation & use • Experience with PLC’s and related equipment • Experience with Distributed Control Systems (e.g. Provox/DeltaV) • Computer proficiency • Strong planning and organizational skills • Prior Supervisory experience would be an asset Pease submit your applications no later than June 15, 2011 to: Human Resources, 2005 Mission Flats Road, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 1A9 Or via email to:

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, metallurgical coal, zinc and energy. The operation at Trail, British Columbia, is one of the world’s largest and most efficient integrated zinc and lead smelters. Further information about Teck can be found at

SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST Trail Operations is currently seeking an individual in the role of a Senior Human Resources Generalist with a minimum of 5 to 8 years of local and national recruiting experience, including the development of new, creative recruiting ideas. The candidate must have a strong HR systems management background along with a networking background within industry to identify and source candidates. This position also requires experience in a unionized setting and a variety of other HR functions such as: job evaluation, succession planning, employee relations, benefits administration, an aptitude for streamlining processes, the ability to coordinate college recruiting initiatives and excellent negotiation and facilitation skills. Teck Metals Ltd. is committed to employment equity and offers competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package including relocation assistance. Qualified individuals are encouraged to forward a covering letter with their resume to before June 15, 2011.

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Thank you for applying at Domtar. Please note only selected candidates for an interview will be contacted. Domtar is an equal opportunity employer.

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Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Garage Sales

Sporting Goods

BONAVENTURE MHP 2714 Lower Six Mile Rd. North Shore - JUNE 4th - 8am to Noon. Canceled if raining.

Garden Equipment

DEER PROBLEMS? Problem solved! Bobbex Deer repellent available in Canada. Easy, economical, safe. Available at local garden centres. Dealer inquiries welcome. Ask for BOBBEX.

Heavy Duty Machinery

A-**Special** 53’ insulated makes Great Shop! Only $7200 freight included! And 40’HC $2800. No Rust! STEEL SHIPPING Containers/Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used/Damaged Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage.Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108 WANTED: Will pay cash for construction equipment, backhoes, excavators, dozers, farm tractors w/loaders, skidsteers, wheel loaders,screeners,lowbeds, any condition running or not. 250-260-0217.

Misc. for Sale ANTLER BUYER. Cash paid! Sheds, racks, brown, white, taxidermy mounts, ivorys, etc. ANTIQUES: snowshoes, wooden skis, fishing tackle, chaps, beadwork, oil paintings, etc. Call (250)426-6993 or email HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Misc. Wanted I Buy Coins, Collections, Olympic, Gold, Silver Coins etc Chad 250-863-3082 ( local )

KAYAK: Necky Eliza ‘08, red, 15’ 3/4”, excellent condition $1000. Accessories for sale separately. 250-352-7382

Condo for sale by owner. W. Beasely Pl, Nelson $295K. Small strata, 3 bldgs, 4 units. Private,quiet, open floor plan. 2 bdrm, 1 den, 2 full bath. Gas fireplace, south exposure. Balcony view of golf course & mtns. Built in 1995. Rarely on the market Call Carmen 250-505-5739

Houses For Sale NELSON, UPHILL: 3 bdrm, fireplace, hardwood floors, lrg lot, full bsmnt w/ suite potential $339,900. Call 250-352-9105 THOUSANDS IN OPTIONS FREE!! Canada’s largest builder, SRI Homes, is offering unbelievable discounts. Call or visit Lake Country Modular Homes Inc., conveniently located next to SRI’s Winfield factory. Custom designs, factory tours, expert advice & service. Call Alan or Robert toll free at 1-866-766-2214

Buying, Selling? Kootenays Fair Realty 1617 Vancouver Street $344,000 Here is a great opportunity for the family, the ¿rst time home buyer, or the investor. Clean, well maintained 3 bedroom up home with legal 2 bedroom suite down. Separate entrances and laundry hook-ups. New roof in 2010. MLS# 202678 For more information or to view call Philip Hare at


Auto Financing

Scrap Car Removal

THRUMS Mobile Home, 2 bdrm, F/S, W/D, deck with addition, no dogs 250-3597178 or 250-304-9273


SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Apt/Condo for Rent

Fair Realty

Nelson: Rosemont. Townhouse, 3 br, 1.5 bath. Gardens front & back, hardwood. NS/NP. $1,100. 352-5014

$334,900 Welcome to a great, quiet, treed neighborhood. Perfect affordable 4 bedroom home for the family with a full ¿nished walkout basement. MLS# K202719 Call Philip Hare now for more info or to view

Apt/Condos for Sale

Homes for Rent

Kootenays 1408 Jeffs Ave

Real Estate




Nelson: Sunny & bright suite. 2 bdrm, laundry, private & quiet, walk to downtown, $900.00 + utilities. No smoking or pets. Seek quiet individuals or couple. Call Steve at 505-5183.

Homes for Rent

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181

912B Stanley St (green house) – Beautifully designed, spacious, new throughout, energy efficient, very private, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 9 ft. ceilings, designer kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances, W/D, 2 br, large master br with en suite & deck. Easy living, close to everything, walk to Baker St. shopping activity. Underground parking optional. $1800/mo + utililities. Tel: 604 617 6560 or 912C Stanley St. (blue house) Beautifully designed, spacious, new throughout, energy efficient, very private, 2 ? bathrooms, 9 ft. ceilings, designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances, W/D, 2 br, large master with en suite – patio off living room – large rec room (office or project room) $2000/mo + utilities Tel: 604 617 6560 or


Available July or Aug 1st

Apt/Condo for Rent

4- Bedroom 2-Bath Home on 2 acres. Lots of New Upgrades. Remote Location.

Mobile Homes & Parks WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only US $109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737 509-4819830 or We will beat ANYONE’S price!


Gyro Park, Nelson. shared, lake view apt. Avail July or 2 bdrm, NS/NP, semi-furnished or not, newly reno, internet, private entrance, shared laundry, clawfoot tub, park-like setting. Ref required. $1,100/mo all inclusive. Ideal for professional/couple. Call 352-0776. NELSON: Large Bachelor Apt for ONE clean quite tenant. Close to Baker & KSA NS/NP. $550 + Utilities 250-229-4119 NELSON: Quiet/Clean Studio suite in lower Rosemont. NS/NP, Ref req’d. $650 incl. hydro & elect. 250-354-3994

Near Silverton/New Denver. 10 minutes from Slocan Lake and Villages. 1 Year Minimum Lease Open to Animals Secure Income References Required Serious Inquiries Only $1250.00/mnth negotiable upon care of House/Land Call 250-358-7794 or email SOUTH Slocan Village Road: bright spacious 4Bdr home, 1.5 baths, 2082 sq.ft. $285 000. Pictures and details at, 250-359-5948.

Recreation 2005 A Trail Lite Motorhome 25’ just like new. Loaded .Only 16,000 Kms. New $85,000 would like $41,000 or reasonable offer will be considered. 250-545-1627 or 250-308-6858 Vernon

Room & Board Carpentry (Nelson) Silverking Selkirk College student looking for place to rent or room + board. 250-265-3813 or 3823

Mature gentleman (smoker) requires private, quiet quarters on a long term basis. Willing to do gardening, light work & provide stable rental income for owner. Please contact Al at 250-353-9876. Thanks! NELSON: Leah, female 23 yrs seeks shared/self contained accommodation in Nelson. Cheerful, clean & quiet individual; good with children, pets & computers. Firm rent limit at $375/mo.Please call 352-9876 Older mature woman requires affordable housing, preferably in quiet location. Willing to share w/ honest, responsible healthy housemate w/ similar values. Am good natured, clean, reliable & respectful. Enjoy gardening, music children & pets. Please call Mindy at 250 352-9876 Thanks!

UPHILL Tidy, well maintained 2 + 1 bdrm home. 50 x 120 level lot. $329,000. Call John Knox

BODARD DR. Unique floor plan & styling. 3 bd, den. Decks with Lake views. Landscaped.43 ac. $598,500. Call John Knox.

CHATHAM ST. BUILDING LOTS. $129,000 and $199,000. Call David Gentles.

FORT SHEPPARD Unique frame & log design. Upgraded 4bd 3bt. 3 levels. Views. Huge decks. $549,000. Call David Gentles.

UPHILL 1.5 storey home. Lots of improvements Corner Lot. In-law suite. $300,000. Call Burke Jones. HERITAGE LODGE. circa 1920. Majestic 8 bd 6 bt, w/ suite. Heritage thru-out. Lake views. Treed & private 3.43 Ac. $995,000. David Gentles. UP & DOWN DUPLEX Each unit is 1000 sf. A 3 bd & a 2 bd. Easy to rent. Close to downtown. $329,000. Call David Gentles. SLOCAN VALLEY. Pristine 83 acres @ Cougar Bluffs. Pristine Wilderness. $324,900. Call Burke Jones. GOLF NEARBY. Well constructed 3 bd 2 bt home. Gardeners paradise 66 x 137 lot. $399,500. Call David Gentles SWEEPING KOOTENAY RIVER VIEWS. 2 storeys of glass. Vaulted great room. Custom 5 bdrms. Master loft suite. In-law suite. Private. Decks. $615,000. Call John Knox VIEW RIDGE. Natural, Treed building site. 1.12 Acres $99,900. No HST. Call David.



UPHILL RANCHER 3 bd, 2 bt. Large fenced back yard. Spacious rooms. New appliances. Suite potential. Hot tub. Covered deck. Move in for Summer. Reduced to $339,000.Call David Gentles CRESCENT VALLEY 7.9 Acres. Level/fenced. Private treed setting. 3 bd 1 bt home. Sunny location mid-way between Nelson & Castlegar. Reduced to $349,900. Call Burke Jones. HEDDLE ROAD Executive quality & style. Open design. 5 bd 3 bt. 2yr old. Garage & shop to buy for. 1.26 level acres. $725,000. Call Burke Jones.

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2003 Ford Explorer. 6 cylinder, 4X4. 203,000km. $4900. Excellent condition.250-352-3931

Trucks & Vans

91’ Mazda B2600i XCab 4X4 4 cyl, 5sp. Blown head gasket, spare top end, new rad (4km) extra alternator, 2 grills, 2 water pumps. 4 extra rims. Computer works (tested at Civic Motors). $700. 250-505-5034


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YMIR 4 bd 2 bt home on spacious lot. Many upgrades. Ready to move into! $299,000. Call Burke Jones.


Sport Utility Vehicle

2001 Toyota Highlander, AWD, 187,700 kms, great condition, new winter tires, $13000. call 354-1515

Nelson: spacious 1 bdrm suite available July 1st. $880/mo. NS/NP/WD/FS. 250-352-6975

BLEWETT ROAD. 36 treed acres. May & Jenny splits upper 1/2. Deep Well. $465,000. Call David Gentles

ACROSS FROM TENTH STREET CAMPUS. Great investment location. 4 bdrm 2 bth & in-law suite. $379,000. Call David Gentles

Call Dennis, Shawn, or Patti

Beasley: Quiet nature setting. Spacious 2bdrm suite, lg sundeck, cedar ceilings, fireplace, W/D, N/S, no dogs. $785/mo. 359-8280


16.85 WOODED ACRES. Parkland & wildlife right in Salmo. $249,900. Call Burke Jones.


Suites, Lower

LEMON CREEK. 7.5 level acres. Treed privacy. 2 storey home. Barn & more. $374,900. Call Burke Jones.

SALMO RURAL renovated 4 bd starter home. .41 ac Level fenced gardens. Workshop Quick Possession. $189,000. Call Burke Jones.

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Merchandise for Sale

VIEW RIDGE Elegant timber frame. Detailed with consideration to style & beauty thru-out. 2 1/2 storey open design. + Full bsmnt. 2+ private acres. $919,000. Call David Gentles. WATERFRONT. 55’ level beach, 2 storey home, foreshore lease & marina. $599,000. Vacant adjoining lot with 52’ of waterfront available for $374, 900. Call Burke Jones. KENIRIS RD. Straw Bale on 3.29 acres. Custom features thru-out. $599,900. Call John Knox. BALFOUR 5.91 wooded ac. 1500 sf private home. Huge 30x60 shop. $679,000. Call Burke Jones. HIGH STREET Unique location. Solid 2 bdrm starter home. $259,000. Call David Gentles.

MIRROR LAKE Gambrel, Open design 3 bd 2 bt. View Deck. Level .83 acres. 1 block from Mirror Lake & 2 blocks to Kootenay Lake.$349,900. Call David.

SLOCAN RIVER FRONT @ Passmore Custom 2100 sf Rancher. Level 1.48 ac. 1600 sf garage. All in-floor heat. Wheelchair access. $$$ Reduced to: $624,900. Call David.

LONGBEACH 4-level split. Spacious 4 bd, deck, gardens, garage. Private 1/2 ac. $389,000. Call David Gentles.

COMMERCIAL SITE @ six-mile. Income Producing. 2 buildings. fenced compound. $449,000. Call Burke.

15 WOODED ACRES overlooking Kootenay River. Classic design Log Home. Multi decks & gardens. 2 Detached Garages. Kennel $699,900. Call Trevor Jenkinson

COMMERCIAL LAND & BUILDING. 1.78 acres. 11,750 sq.ft. well- maintained building. Many improvements. Excellent Highway exposure. Lots of parking. $749,000. Call David Gentles.

GREAT ACCOMMODATION. 3 bdrm 2 bath 1/2 duplex. Back deck & patio. $219,900. Call Trevor Jenkinson

12 BUILDING LOTS: Full City services. UG power. Lighted paved streets. Priced from $70,000 plus tax. Many building options. Call David Gentles.

POPOU RD 4.96 ac. Custom 3 bd, 3 bt home. Elevator, shop & garage. Plus 2 bd mobile. $399,900 Call Burke Jones.

BOSUN’S RANCH. Pristine 240 acres w/ Slocan Lake Front, a private lake & caretakers cottage. $3,980,000. John Knox.

BUILDING LOT Hutcheson Avenue in Salmo. Level lot, ready to build. $49,900. Call Burke Jones.

BONNINGTON 1.58 acres on Brown Rd. Treed, South facing.Close to Park. $149,900. Call David Gentles.

1987 Aquastar, 26’X10’ Beam, Volvo V8 duoprop, dual station, full bridge & rear deck enclosure, 9.9 Honda Kicker, electric anchor winch. Beautiful turnkey condition. Located @ the Prestige Marina. Asking 20,000 ph:250-354-4588

Recreational/Sale 1988 Bigfoot travel trailer Nelson BC Hard to come by 1988 17’ fiberglass Bigfoot in good shape. Very light and easy to pull. Front dinette folds to bed. Rear bed pulls out from “L” shape lounge. Fridge with freezer, stove, propane, furnace, toilet and sink. New tires, wheels and battery. Cargo box at rear. All in good condition and ready to go camping. $4250 obo. Email or call 250-2294482. 30 ft 5th wheel 1989 General Coach. Great layout w/full length walkaround queen bed, tub/shwr, furnace, m/w, A/C, awning, lots of storage, GC $7400 Phone (250) 447-2642

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SALMO 3.57 level ac a stone’s throw from the Salmo River. RV & outbuildings. Reduced to $155,000. No HST. Call David.

AFFORDABLE 1/2 DUPLEX. Great starter. 3 bd 1.5 bt. Views. Deck & more. $189,900. Call Trevor Jenkinson.

WATERFRONT. Captivating custom designed 1 1/2 storey home. Multiple decks. 1.64 acres. Foreshore lease & dock. $1,599,000. Call Burke Jones

YMIR. Big 150 x 110 level lot. 3 bdrm Rancher. Barn/ workshop & shop. $274,900. Call Burke Jones

ERIE CREEK FRONT. 4 bdrm 2800 sqft home. 1900 sqft basement. Covered enclosed porch. dble carport. Great price @ $364,900. Call David Gentles SPROULE CREEK/TAGHUM 4 bd 3 bt, full basement. Suite potential. .83 ac. $434,900. Call David Gentles. NORTH SHORE Lake view .47 ac building lot. UG services. Great Value. $110,000. No HST. Call David Gentles. SLOCAN PARK 5 mostly level acres. 4bd home, 1bd suite, large shop. Central location. $399,900. Call Burke Jones. HERITAGE Quality Craftsman 4 bd Home. Wood accents, floors, French doors, leaded glass. 77 x 120 lot. $574,900. Call John Knox. WATERFRONT. Amazing 1.15 level acres, 116’ of sandy beach, 2 homes, beach cottage, boat storage, greenhouse, garage, trees for privacy & you have a full waterfront package. $799,000 Call David. MOBILE @ 6-MILE. Well kept 14 x 70. 3 bdrm. Upgraded. $42,000. Burke Jones. BUILDING LOT @ Taghum. Sunset Drive. 1/2 acre. Great location. $215,000. No HST. Burke Jones. FORMAL SPACES 4500 sq.ft. 2 storey home on 3.48 level acres. Quality thru-out. Garage & Quonset Hut. $899,000. Call Burke Jones. FAIRVIEW HERITAGE Level lot, fenced, gardens, 4 bdrm. Upgraded. Great location. $369,900. Call John Knox.

KAYS RD. 2,012 sf 3bd 2bt Rancher on 2.46 private acres. Separate Shop. $424,900. Call David Gentles. VALHALLA RIVER SUITES. Riverfront vacation rental units at Passmore. Call Burke Jones for details. KOOTENAY LAKE BEST BUY Waterfront @ 17 mile. Spacious bungalow, in-door pool. .80 ac w/ 125 ft sandy beach & new deep water dock. $649,000. Call John Knox. TREVOR STREET. Outstanding lofty views of the Bridge, lake & mountains. Oversized 75 x 140 building lot. $185,000. Call Burke Jones. UPHILL. Amazing views. Open design. Unique 335 SF upper floor master suite. 2 bdrms on main. Family room & 1 bdrm down. Deck & patio. 50x120 lot. $384,900. Call Burke Jones. TURN-KEY Septic Business. Excellent returns. Control your future. Call Burke Jones. ROSEMONT—AT THE EDGE OF TOWN. 2 storey w/ bsmt 3 bdrm, 2 bt home. Rare .43 treed acres. Great family location. $329,500 Call David. KOOTENAY LAKE VILLAGE WATERFRONT: 3 parcels to choose from. one with a cabin, 2 vacant waterfront lots. priced from $695,000 to $795,000. Call Burke Jones. RESTAURANT BUSINESS, LAND & BUILDING. Highly Acclaimed destination fine dining restaurant located in the City of Nelson. Turn-Key operation. Call David Gentles for pricing and details.

key to the Kootenays® 433 Josephine St.Nelson, BC V1L 1W4 Ph. 250.352.2100 Fax 250.352.6888

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Friday, June 3, 2011 Nelson Star


In Memory of

Churches of Nelson

Joan Laughton

Those we love donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go away, They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.

The Laughton Family

Hodgins, Florence Elvena,

(nee SLAKO)

Louise Mooers

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Louise Mooers, May 30, 2011 in her 80th year. She was predeceased by her parents Belone & Eugenie Parent (Morin), her son John, sister Vickie, brothers John, Louis, Anthony & Rene. Left to mourn her passing is her loving companion, Nardiello, daughters Shirley Gonsalvez (Calgary), Janet Mooers (Nelson), her granddaughters Dana Gonsalvez (Darrell), Shannon (Steve) Smith, her great-grandchildren, Emily, Josh, Zach & Zoe, her brothers Paul Parent (Madelyn), Edmond (Eve) Parent, son-in-law Eustace Gonsalvez (Lyn), many nieces & nephews, extended family & friends. Viewing will be held at Thompsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funeral Home from 2pm - 4pm on Sunday June 5th. A service will be held the following day, Monday June 6th, at 10am at the mausoleum at the Nelson Cemetery followed by a luncheon in the Hume Room at the Hume Hotel from 11am - 3pm. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice.

It is with great sadness that the family of Florence Hodgins announces her peaceful passing May 25, 2011 at the age of 86. Florence was born in Sunshine Bay, the youngest child of Eli and Florence Slako. She spent most of her life in Sunshine Bay, Ymir and Nelson. She met her husband William Hodgins in Ymir and was married in Spokane, Washington in 1947. William and Florence had three children; two sons and a daughter. Florence retired in 1987 from the Provincial Government where she worked for the BC Building Corporation. In retirement she was actively involved with the BC Government Retirees Assn. and the IODE Thrift Shop. Florence was ahead of her time, recycling and eating organic foods before it was common practice. She loved animals and always had a cat or two. Florence was predeceased by her parents Eli and Florence, her husband William in 1961, her daughter Kathleen in 2001, her brother John Slako in 1993, her sister Mickey Pease in 1970 and her sister Nellie Voykin. Florence is survived by her sons Brian (Laura) and Victor (Doralynne) Hodgins; her four grandchildren Steven Hodgins, Jennifer (Teran) Booth, William and Richard Hodgins; her four great grandchildren Drew and Ella Booth, Keenan and Kael Hodgins and numerous nephews, nieces and loving friends. Internment and a celebration tea will be held at a later date. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, Florence has requested a donation to your charity of choice in her name.

I sat down last night to watch the ďŹ rst game of the Stanley Cup PlayoďŹ&#x20AC;s. I have been a Canucks fan for 40 years. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve cheered for them when they have done well. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve cheered for them when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been terrible. Most of us Canuck fans feel like this should be the year that it ďŹ nally happens, but being a Canuck fan we all know that anything can happen. Be that as it may, there was true exhilaration across the province as RaďŹ&#x192; Torres put the puck in the net with only seconds left in regulation time. I was supposed to be quiet because children were sleeping upstairs, but I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help myself, I yelled and jumped up out of my chair with excitement. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what the next game holds, but for now there is hope that the cup might ďŹ nally come our way. Go Canucks Go!!! As I lay in bed after the game, I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but revel in the good feelings I had, but at the same time I knew that these feelings were passing feelings. Why is that you ask? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because the Stanley Cup, as wonderful as it is, is a fading thing that can be won or lost in a heartbeat. One day it could even cease to exist. (As a hockey fan I hope that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in my life time.) Nelson

Seventh-day Adventist Church 1502 Granite Rd., Tel (250) 352-6102 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

Saturdays: 10:00am 11:00am 12:30pm 1:30pm

Family Bible Study Worship Service Fellowship Lunch (vegetarian) Prayer Ministry

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come now, and let us reason together, says the LORD.â&#x20AC;?Isaiah 1:18

Join us each Sabbath for Bible study, prayer and Christcentred worship in a spirit of true Christian fellowship.

Nelson United Church Nelson United Church

Ministers: David Boyd, Christine Dudley Sunday Worship Gathering: g 10:00 am

All are welcome Nursery Room Available Sunday School (ages 4 and up) 602 Silica Street, Nelson BC V1L 4N1 Ph: 250.352.2822 â&#x20AC;˘

Anglican Church of Canada St. Saviour's ProCathedral Ward & Silica, Nelson Family Service & Eucharist Sunday 10:30 AM

St. Matthew's Village Road, South Slocan Sunday 9:30 AM (No service third Sunday) OfďŹ ce: 8am - 1pm Tue - Fri

250.352.5711 St. Michael & All Angels Busk Road Balfour Sunday 11 AM

The Salvation Army

Nelson Community Church

Sunday Worship Service at 11:00 am


Everyone is Welcome

Your Pastors: Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows (New to Nelson) 250 551 4986

601 Vernon Street (Middle Level)

A Friendly Bible Centre Church You are invited to join us Sunday Mornings at 10:00am.

10:00am Service: Teaching on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prayerâ&#x20AC;? 623 Gordon Rd. Nelson BC V1L 5X6 Phone 250-352-9322 â&#x20AC;˘ Pastor Rev. Ken H. Keber

Refreshments are served after the service

(AfďŹ liated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)

Parish office open weekday mornings.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church

611 Fifth Street 250-352-3212 Worship Service: 10:00 am Pastor: Rev. Scott Simpson

Loving Jesus, Loving People, Transforming Lives

â&#x20AC;˘ Nelson 702 Stanley St. â&#x20AC;˘ 352-9613 Saturdays at 6:30 pm Sundays at 9:30 am Pastor Arden Gustafson Pastor Chris Wiens

â&#x20AC;˘ Balfour 7741 Upper Balfour Rd. â&#x20AC;˘ 229-2301 Sundays at 9:30 am Pastor Jason Ashley

â&#x20AC;˘ Playmor Junction 2840 Eden Rd. â&#x20AC;˘ 359-5065 Sundays at 10:00 am Pastor Jesse Lerch

Jesus Christ makes an interesting statement in Matthew 6:19-20. He says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. NKJV Winning the Stanley Cup, or some other wonderful prize may be a moment that captivates our attention, but it is only a moment in time. The truth is that there is something much more important for each of us, and that is where we will spend eternity. Eternal life with Jesus Christ is by far the greatest prize that any human being can ever receive. Accepting and following Jesus Christ is laying up for yourself treasures in heaven. Treasures that will never diminish, never decay, and never be stolen. Jesus said in John 3:16 â&#x20AC;&#x153;For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.â&#x20AC;? NIV None of us know when we may be faced with eternity. May I encourage you to become a follower of Jesus Christ so that on the day when you face eternity, you will be ready to receive the prize that surpasses all prizes, eternal life. For more information on how to be ready for eternity, please feel free to call me, or talk to one of the pastors in our community. Pastor Ken Keber, Bethel Christian Centre, Nelson BC, 250-352-9322

Nelson Star Friday, June 3, 2011 23

News The Courts

ATM robbers land in jail Nelson Star Staff

Two men who tried to break into a series of automated tellers in West Kootenay last year have each been jailed for two years and ordered to pay $90,000 restitution.

“This is an excellent example of the community and police working together to solve crime.” Staff Sgt. Dan Seibel Darrin Christopher Hoffman, 39, and Julian Alexander Hoekstra, 37, were caught on video attempting to steal money from the ATMs at Heritage Credit Union in Slocan Park, Kootenay Savings in South Slocan, and the airport in Castlegar, as well as the night deposit box at Waneta Plaza in Trail.

An undisclosed amount of money was taken from the ATM at the airport, but the thieves were unsuccessful in the other three instances, although they caused damage. The attempted robberies took place over four days in September late at night and early in the morning. In December, Hoekstra was arrested in Surrey, while Hoffman was picked up in Osoyoos. Each was charged with three counts of break and enter. RCMP Staff Sgt. Dan Seibel thanked the public for tips that led to the arrests. “This is an excellent example of the community and police working together to solve crime,” he said in a release. “I would also like to give a pat on the back to the RCMP officers who completed a solid and thorough investigation as well as a note of appreciation to the media for their assistance.”

Nelson Star Carrier of the Month

Two men who robbed a series of automated tellers in West Kootenay were caught on video. They’ve each been jailed for two years.

Valhalla Path Realty

280 Baker St., Nelson, BC

(250)354-4089 JUST MOVE IN

Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814


This completely remodelled three bed, two bath home is sure to catch your eye. The house offers generous room sizes, a great floor plan and a list of upgrades you will have to see for yourself. All this sits on a flat manicured half acre with terraced gardens and mature ornamental trees. This puts V in value and all you need to do is move in.


Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584


Here is your opportunity to own your spot on the majestic Slocan River, with just over five and a half acres of managed pasture land, good out buildings and road access to the banks of the river this is truly a rarity. The Vintage farm house has been revamped, remodelled and renovated keeping its authenticity with the comforts of today. Don’t let this one slip away.

Call Norm or Lev. AINSWORTH GEM

Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443


Eric Thompson

Elegant log home, 5 mins from Ainsworth Hotsprings and approx 5 kms from Loon Lake recreation area. Enjoy the open concept design from the gourmet kitchen or outdoor cooking area, to the beautiful rock fireplace in the living room, or relax in the hot tub on the 950 sq. ft. deck overlooking Kootenay Lake and the Selkirk Mtns. 2.64 private acres – a must-see. Call Yara or visit

250.352.7861 2124 Ymir Road

We Love Your Pets & They love Us!

STILL DOING TIME 250.352.7178 520 C Falls Street Nelson, BC Above Savoy Bowling Lanes Open Tues - Sat.: 12:00 - 5:00pm View our current animals available for adoption and check out the new Lost & Found section on our website! Second Chance Animal Shelter

250.352.2228 Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP)

Pets Available for Adoption Call 250-551-1053 for information or visit: Right now KAAP has a few cats and kittens whose disposition lies on the shyer side. Although these pets are healthy, active, and full of personality, they keep getting upstaged and overshadowed by their more outgoing buddies. KAAP is looking for special individuals and families who would open their hearts and homes to these wonderful cats & kittens who need a home of their own and room to come out of their shell. The cats shown here are doing really well in caring foster homes and will make a wonderful addition to the right family. Also KAAP would like to remind the community that we have a Barn Cat program. This program pairs caring property owners with some of our very timid cats and kittens who, through no fault of their own, are more suited to life in a barn or shop, patrolling for mice. See our website for more information on the Barn Cat program, or call a KAAP volunteer at 250-551-1053. A huge thank you to Streetclothes Named Desire in Nelson and Total Pet in Castlegar for hosting KAAP Pet Adoption Clinics! Adoption clinics are a great place to visit the pets available to adopt. Call us at 250-551-1053 for more info on upcoming adoption clinics or visit our Facebook page for a list of the pets who will be at each clinic. Pets available for adoption can be viewed anytime at



Robert Goertz 250.354.8500


Character filled 3-bdrm, 2-bath upgraded home located close to downtown across from St. Joseph’s Elementary. You’ll appreciate the spacious newer kitchen and ample master bedroom with skylight, the original construction kitchen on the upper floor and separate entrance to the upper through a shared foyer for easy suite potential.

Call James INVESTMENT ALERT House with legal suite and close to downtown. Great opportunity for the first time home owner or for those looking to make a solid investment in Nelson’s Real Estate market.

Congratulations to Eric Thompson, the Nelson Star’s Carrier of the Month for May 2011 Why do you like delivering the Nelson Star? I like my route, it is fun to be out delivering papers. What do you like to do in your spare time? I like to go for walks and watch TV. What are you looking forward to doing this summer? Visiting with family. In recognition of Eric’s outstanding work, we would like to present him with a gift certificate from Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza. Thank you Eric!

Congratulations Eric!

Call Robert James Loeppky 250.509.0804

$319,900 BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED TOWNHOME This wonderful tidy home includes a lovely new maple kitchen, quality laminate floors throughout, new bathrooms, fresh paint and newer windows. With over 1300 sq. ft. there are 3 bedrooms and 1½ bathrooms. A private location with a wonderful yard. QUICK POSSESSION AVAILABLE.

Yara Chard 250.354.3382


Call Wayne




Friday, June 3, 2011 Nelson Star

Nelson Rotary Club Annual Golf Tournament and Fundraiser SUNDAY JUNE 5th NOON SHOTGUN Registration 11:00 am with a continental breakfast

Lunch served on the course Evening sit down dinner Great Prizes to be won!

$100 per person - 5 person scramble

For more information call: John Ferguson at 250-352-9570 All proceeds go to LAKESIDE ROTARY PARK

Friday, June 3, 2011 Nelson Star  

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