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Nelson 250-505-2101 Castlegar 250-365-2111 Nakusp 250-358-2347

People Caring for Pets

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


Survivor of Greyhound crash was headed to Nelson

Dates etched in stone in Nesteroff’s list See Page 2

70 Years of History Rolls Through Nelson

Edmontonian was coming to see family when accident on Highway 3 plunged bus down mountainside GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Where vegans and carnivores mingle

One of the people on board a Greyhound bus that collided headon with a car last week near Fernie was en route to see family in Nelson. Troy Dimopoulos of Edmonton says he may have been the only one of the six passengers awake when the crash happened around 4 a.m. Saturday on Highway 3. “All I remember is the bus flipTroy Dimopoulos ping and heading off the hill,� he told Star this week. “You couldn’t see anything. I thought we were going down over a mountain, so I just accepted that we were going to die and the bus was


Story continues to ‘Dimopoulos’ on Page 16

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Major Ian Newby and John Hawthorne, part of a group of military vehicle buffs, helped show off a 1944 ďŹ eld artillery tractor in Nelson Wednesday. Both men served with the regiment it once belonged to.

Convoy of military’s past GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

A convoy of vintage military vehicles up to 70 years old rolled through Nelson on Wednesday as part of a tour of the B.C. interior. John Hawthorne of the Western Command Military Vehicle Historical Society says the privately-owned trucks visited Legion branches in the Okanagan and West Kootenay after participating in a parade in Pen-

ticton on Sunday. “We brought everything from World War II right up to the 1980s,� he says. “Some of the vehicles these old veterans drove.� That was the case in Trail, where the Legion president recognized a 1944 Canadian military 1500 weight truck as the one he took driver training on. Hawthrone says these sorts of vehicles are typically found rusting in farmers’ fields and club members “take them home, chase all over the country for parts, and

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restore them. It’s a hobby, just like guys with sports cars, but we have old army trucks.� Many are former military men, but some aren’t. Some own one vehicle, others many. Hawthorne, a Richmond resident who retired after 25 years in the army, has about 20. On this tour, he brought along a 1941 K18 communications truck. Other vehicles in the convoy Story continues to ‘Many’ on Page 17

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This single family home with basement suite presents affordable opportunity to acquire a move-in ready property, without having to do upgrades, ideal for first time and investment buyers. Expansive view. Detached single-car garage. (11-215) MLS #K203476

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Nelson Police Department

Setting a trap for thieves Nelson Star Reporter

The Nelson police have some new toys to tackle vehicle theft in the city. In addition to cars and trailers announced last month, the Nelson Police Department will also have access to ATVs, motorbikes and boats equipped with GPS tracking technology. RCMP officers from other parts of the region visited

“If there’s someone from Nelson who engages in thefts of cars, we know where they live and where they frequent, so we will put the bait out for them.” Wayne Holland Nelson Police Chief

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Nelson police chief Wayne Holland says new “bait” motorcycles, boats and recreational vehicles should deter thefts, as well as other types of crime.

Romanchuk, says. “This is an excellent tool for us to be able to use to deal with that type of crime.” Holland says the program can also reduce other types of crime, because it shows “that the RCMP here, the Nelson police and the community are very strong, so

no matter what their criminal enterprise [people] are considering, it’s best to move on to another location that doesn’t have such strong programs.” A bait bicycle program is also expected to be rolled out in the region in the coming months.


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the city Wednesday to train with the various vehicles, as the Integrated Municipal Auto Crime Team’s bait program rolls out across the Kootenays. The Kootenay region is the last to get access to the provincial program — mainly because auto theft isn’t a major issue here. “There’s a very low crime rate here, and that’s to the credit of the RCMP and the Nelson police, and the com-

munity members themselves,” police chief Wayne Holland told local media. “However, your dollars — your and my premiums to ICBC — that’s what funds specialized programs like IMPACT, so the citizens of Nelson, we deserve these programs around us.” Under the program, various vehicles are placed where they’re likely to be stolen, often with keys in the ignition, doors open, or valuables piled in plain sight. But should anyone make off with the vehicle, they’ll be tracked by police dispatchers and, in some cases, videotaped by hidden cameras. “If there’s someone from Nelson who engages in thefts of cars, we know where they live and where they frequent, so we will put the bait out for them,” says Holland. “What this is going to do is create such a heightened sense of risk that any time somebody wants to steal one of these items now, it might be bait,” adds IMPACT’s Sgt. Gord Elias. “And the fear of the unknown is what actually reduces the crime.” While auto thefts don’t account for much of Nelson’s crime, RCMP say recreational vehicle theft is a larger problem in the rural areas, and the bait equipment will help. “Certainly the trailers, the boats, the ATVs, the snowmobiles have been a problem for us in the past,” Insp. Nick

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Friday, June 10, 2011 Nelson Star

News Investigation into January Blaze Concludes

Arson ruled out in Kerr Apartments fire GREG NESTEROFF

Nelson Star Reporter

The Nelson Fire Department says the fire at Kerr’s Apartments was not deliberately set — but beyond that, they’re at a loss to pinpoint the cause of the January blaze that left around 80 people homeless. “We’ve eliminated a number of things. That’s what we went intending to do. But we could not conclude anything,” says deputy chief Bob Slade. Slade led the site investigation this week, following the demolition of the building’s rear wall by an excavator and removal of several tonnes of debris covering the fire’s origin point. The fire was called suspicious because there was no apparent cause. Investigators this week looked for any sign that someone was living in the base-

ment, but found none. “We looked for any evidence of someone staying in that area as accommodation, making a camp in there,” Slade says. “We ruled that out. I don’t believe there was anyone down there. We didn’t find anything that [suggested] there were people there for any more than typical coming and going.” Slade says he is “absolutely comfortable” saying the fire was not the result of arson. Instead, it will go into the books as undetermined. “It could have been something discarded in a garbage can, a discarded cigarette. Anything along those lines that [caused] a fire later.” There is no sign the fire resulted from an electrical failure, he says. The building has now been turned over to the owner to secure.

SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs The Regional District of Central Kootenay has approved 237 projects for this year’s funding allocation, which totals $1,215,307. Successful applicants are listed.

Administered and Managed by: Regional District of Central Kootenay Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson BC V1L 5R4 Ph: 250.352.6665 Fax: 250.352.9300

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS ARE AS FOLLOWS: 1st Creston Group, Scouts Canada 1st Nelson Scouts, Cubs and Beavers Addiction Recovery Centre of Kootenay Amy Bohigian - Watershed Productions Amy Ferguson Institute Annette Devlin Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services Arrow Lakes Grape Growers Society Arrow Lakes Historical Society Arrow Park Community Association

Association des Francophones des Kootenays Ouest (AFKO) Balfour & District Chamber of Commerce Balfour Recreation Commission Bayview Residents’ Association BCSPCA British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Bear Aware Blewett School Parent Advisory Committee Bonnington Regional Park Society

Fire officials were not able to determine the cause of the Kerr fire following a site investigation this week, but Greg Nesteroff photo say it was not set on purpose. The back wall was knocked down on Saturday.

Although the fire department’s site investigation is complete, it will be

Border Line Barrel Racing Club Burton Community Hall Association Burton Internet Society Canadian Red Cross Society Canyon Community Association Canyon Lister Fire Protection Society Capitol Theatre Restoration Society Castlegar & District Recreation Centre Castlegar and District Public Library Castlegar Arts Council Castlegar Friends of Parks and Trails Society Castlegar Garden Club Castlegar Sculpturewalk Society Castlegar Society for Search and Rescue Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary Club Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee Central Kootenay Spay/Neuter Animal Program Society Columbia & Western Trail Society Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy Community Fruit Harvesting Project Community Fund of North Kootenay Lake Society Community Gaming Group Creston and District Community Resource Society Creston and District Society for Community Living Creston Community Auditorium Society Creston Community Band (CCB) Creston Judo Club Creston Pet Adoption and Welfare Society Creston Valley 4-H Horse Club Creston Valley Blossom Festival Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce Creston Valley Community Radio Society Creston Valley Fall Fair Association Creston Valley Figure Skating Club Creston Valley Food Action Coalition Society Creston Valley Horse Association Creston Valley Regional Airport Society Creston Valley Rowing Society / Creston Valley Ospreys Rowing Club Creston Valley Senior’s Association Creston Valley Thundercats Junior B Hockey Creston Wave Swim Club Dam City Rollers Castlegar Deer Park Recreation Society Eileen Delehanty Pearkes Fauquier Community Club Society Fauquier Community Reading Centre Footlighters Theatre Society

a few more months before they close the file. Slade says they will continue to

Frances J. Welwood Friends of the Community Greenhouse Society Friends of the Lardeau River Front Street Park Committee Glade Community Hall Glade Recreation Commission (Society) Guiding Hands Recreation Society Habitat for Humanity West Kootenay Halcyon Assisted Living Society Harrop Procter and Nelson Rail Road (HP&NRR) Healthy Housing Society Hills Nordic Ski Club Horse Association of Central Kootenay Jewett Elementary School Jubilee Manor Place Foundation Kalein Hospice Centre Society Kaslo Concert Society Kaslo Curling Club Kaslo Trailblazers Society Kidsport Nelson Kinnaird Park Community Church Kitchener Valley Recreation and Fire Protection Society Kootenai Community Centre Society Kootenay Columbia Educational Heritage Society Kootenay Columbia Seniors Housing Cooperative Kootenay Family Place Kootenay Food Strategy Society (KFSS) Kootenay Gallery of Art, History and Science Kootenay Heritage Players Society Kootenay Lake Agricultural Fall Fair Kootenay Lake Family Network Kootenay Lake Sailing Association Kootenay Pride Kootenay Swim Club KP Park Playground Committee Lakehead and Beyond Produce Society Lardeau Valley Community Center Lardeau Valley Historical Society Lardeau Valley Opportunity Links Society Lardeau Valley Seed Savers Resource Bank Laura Latter Lower Arrow Lakes Conservation Association Lucerne Asssociation for Community Education (LACE) Mormon Hills Schools PAC Nakusp & District Chamber of Commerce Nakusp and Area Community Forest Inc. Nakusp Centennial Golf Club Nakusp Public Library Association Nakusp Roots Music Society

look at personal statements and collect other evidence with the help of police.

Nakusp Ski Club Association Nelson & District Arts Council Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce Nelson & District Museum, Archives, Art Gallery & Historical Society (Touchstones) Nelson Blueliners Women’s Hockey Nelson Community Acupuncture Clinic Nelson Curling Club Nelson Cycling Club Society Nelson Fine Art Centre Society (Oxygen Art Centre) Nelson Friends of the Family Foundation Nelson History Theatre Society Nelson Municipal Library Nelson Neptune Swim Club Nelson Nordic Ski Club Nelson Overture Concerts Society Nelson Regional Sports Council Nelson Rotary Club New Denver Rescue Society New Denver-Silverton Lake Trail Society North Kootenay Lake Arts and Heritage Council North Kootenay Lake Bear Smart Program North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society Options for Sexual Health BC PALS - Protecting Animal Life Society Pass Creek Rescue Society Procter Community Society Quilts For Kids Quilts For Kids - Slocan Park RDCK Rail Trail Volunteers Riondel Fire & Ambulance Auxiliary Robert Yetter Robson Community Memorial Church Roseberry Parklands & Trails Commission Rosemary Hughes Royal Canadian Legion #-1-020 Nakusp Royal Canadian Legion #276 Slocan Valley Royal Canadian Legion Branch #203 - Edgewood Royal Canadian Legion Salmo Branch #217 Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 29 - Creston Rural Alternatives Research and Training Society Salmo & District Golf Club Salmo and Area Supportive Housing Society Salmo Community Resource Society Salmo Elementary PAC Salmo FM Radio Society Salmo Public Library Association Salmo Ski Club Salmo Ski Team Society Salmo Valley Curling and Rink Association

It’s unclear how much of the remaining building can be saved.

Salmo Valley Swimming Pool Society Salmo Valley Youth and Community Centre Society Sasquatch Arts and Music Society (SAMS) Selkirk College Seventh Siding Trackers Model RR Club ShelterGuides: Respite Care and Home Share Training and Support Shoreacres Community Center Silverton Community Club Skylark Preschool Society Slocan & District First Responders Slocan Community Library - Village of Slocan Slocan Curling Club Slocan District Chamber of Commerce Slocan Fitness Centre Slocan Lake Gallery Society (SLGS) Slocan Lake Stewardship Society (SLSS) Slocan Park Community Action for Responsible Ecology (CARE) Society Slocan River Valley Farmers Slocan Solutions Society Slocan Valley Archers Society Slocan Valley Community Complex Society Slocan Valley Early Childhood Community Advisory Council Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society Slocan Valley Seniors Housing Society St. Andrews United Church St. Saviour’s Men’s Group Taghum Community Hall Society Tarrys & District Community Hall Society Teetzel Creek Water Users Soceity Twin River Chorale Society Union of Christian Doukhobors Valhalla Blacksmith Festival Society Valley Vandettas Valley View Golf Course WE Graham Community Services Society West Creston Community Hall Society West Creston Fire Protection Society West Kootenay BMX West Kootenay Brain Injury Association West Kootenay Women’s Association West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League Association Wildsight Worldsign Communication Society Wynndel Community Centre Yahk Kingsgate Recreation Society Ymir Arts & Museum Society Ymir Community Association

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Labour Strife


Canada Post strike affects local deliveries GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

While the labour dispute at Canada Post hasn’t yet resulted in picket lines in Nelson, it is affecting the flow of local mail. Canadian Union of Postal Workers local 790 president Bruce Northcott says a letter carrier who was away this week to be with his ill father wasn’t replaced. That resulted in routes not being delivered on Monday and Tuesday, which accounted for about a tenth of the city’s mail. “If anyone’s absent, normally they call in a temporary worker,� Northcott explains. “They offer it to people on the floor, but if it’s not taken, we have six temporary workers who can come in. They’re just not going that step — they’re leaving it unattended.� On Monday, the route that includes Vernon Street doctors’ offices, Granite Manor, and High Street Place, did not get mail. On Tuesday, Northcott himself was assigned that route, but mail was instead not delivered to Uphill from Delbruck Street up. They are among nine full-time routes. Things returned to semi-normal on Wednesday as the absent worker returned, but Northcott says other staffing shortages are expected to be handled the same way. Starting next week, urban centres including Nelson will be going to three days per week delivery — Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Canada Post did not immediately


respond to a request for comment, but according to a statement on its website, the rotating strike that began last week in major centres has halved mail volumes. The corporation says it has been “forced to immediately reduce costs by making adjustments to staffing and delivery schedules... Canada Post must act now to avoid significant losses that will harm the company’s financial self-sustainability.� Canada Post says it is cutting labour costs by reducing staff at processing plants and limiting the delivery of letters and admail. However, delivery to rural and community mailboxes will continue five days a week, and post office hours remain unchanged. Northcott says overtime has been suspended and vacations cancelled. “Any of us on vacation this week or last are now on leave without pay unless we come back,� he says. “If you’re in Hawaii right now, too bad.�

He calls it a “retaliatory move,� although for the moment believes Nelson posties are coping: “I think we’re staffed inside enough right now, but if someone goes missing, they won’t cover it.� While the volume of corporate mailouts — such as credit card applications — has been drastically reduced, he says personal mail “is having a free for all through the system, because there’s not a lot for us to do.� Northcott represents workers under an urban contract, while a separate bargaining unit covers rural workers, whose contract expires at the end of the year. “They’ll be working whether they have mail coming to them or not,� he says. “Should we go on a nationwide strike, those people will still go to work, although I don’t know what they’ll do.� Northcott adds he has no insight on the union’s overall strategy and no idea whether the rotating strike will come to smaller areas.

BRIEFS NEW DEAL FOR SELKIRK COLLEGE SUPPORT STAFF Selkirk College has reached a tentative two-year contract with its unionized support staff. The agreement, which covers 227 members of the Pulp, Paper, and Woodworkers of Canada, will be voted on in the next few weeks. “I appreciate very much the work of the bargaining committees to bring this tentative agreement forward,� Selkirk College president Angus Graeme said in a statement. “The work of our support staff is critical to our success as a college, and this agreement will provide the context for a continued positive working relationship.� The agreement contains no wage increases, per a provincial government mandate to “control spending on wages during this round of bargaining,� according to a release from the Ministry of Finance. Selkirk support staff include maintenance workers, teaching assistants, admissions clerks, switchboard operators, website managers, and groundskeepers. Their last contract expired December 31.

NELSON DODGES DELUGE Tuesday afternoon’s downpour surprised the city’s public works staff in that it didn’t cause more trouble. “There was a problem on Wasson Street in Rosemont,� says operations director Allen Fillion. “It sounds like a catchbasin was plugged and our afternoon shift went up and cleaned it out.� A couple of alarms also sounded on a lift station due to high water, but levels quickly went back down without flooding. “We got away lucky this time,� Fillion says.



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Nelson Grans to Grans Wishes to thank all those folks who participated in our recent fundraiser and were so generous with their time, talent and resources.

Graeme Park- Edward Jones Andrew Swan First Baptist Church. Shambhala Music Festival Co. Michael Graham Peggy DeVries â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Edward Jones. Andrew Woodward Ryan Kewan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Musician Elliot Ingless and. Christine Schmidt (Nelson Youth Centre) CBC. KBS. Kootenay Co op Radio. Kootenay Quick Shot. Penny Wise. Nelson Daily Nelson Star. Kootenay Express. Creative Culture. Chahko Mika Mall Artists: Carol Reynolds. Brian Malley, Shayne Brandel. Matty Hillman. David Stryck. Murray Kimber. Angelica Werth. NYC Artists: Oliver Davidson. Dylan Humphries. Jacob Alivar. Elfrume Caya.

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Friday, June 10, 2011 Nelson Star

Editorial Unfortunate, but necessary


ometimes progress is a pain. That’s certainly the case with the Nelson Hydro upgrades currently cutting a path through the downtown. The traffic snarls caused by the street closures have caught many off guard. In this eight traffic light town, gridlock is not something drivers can comprehend. Yet at times people have a one or two light wait. Imagine. It’s bizarre that police had to issue a press release last week asking people to relax and take the delays in stride. Somewhere in a real traffic jam in Vancouver, a member of the rat race is shaking their head in disgust. More of a concern than the hiccup in the afternoon drive is the mess streets are being left in when the work is finished. This has more potential to cause significant damage to the city in the long run. The all important tourism season has arrived. Folks have started to visit our lovely little wonderland, having heard about the gorgeous scenery and storybook downtown. Stroll down the street today and the trail of broken asphalt and pavement patch jobs is far from what tourists would expect. It’s downright ugly and for tourists who may be arriving for the first time, these little scars can leaving a lasting impression. It’s unfortunate that little will be done to make it better. Nelson Hydro has committed to patching up the areas it rips apart, but it’s a far way from a proper paving job. Over time the patchwork will blend and become a little less obvious, but the blight will remain. Public works has an annual paving program, but the entire downtown is not up for refreshing any time soon. So we will simply have to get used to it. Could council do more? Perhaps. Was the bigger picture taken into account? Maybe not as much as it should have. And in the end, it all boils down to money. Patience will again be a valuable tool to downtown businesses who rely upon our renowned core. For locals who frequent the downtown, we’ll get used to it. But we can only hope tourists are forgiving as painful progress promises better days ahead. 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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What’s Happening at L.V. Rogers – Kaitlyn Foot

Crossing into the unknown


ow that I’m graduating, I was asked to take the time to reflect on the experience of my years at school. Surprisingly, I actually enjoyed it most of the time. I know, huge shock, a teenager had a good time in school. Everyone should just absorb that for a moment. Yes, I had some really stressful classes that would leave me crying on my mom’s shoulder and going crazy, but there were so many others that I loved and left with a lot of knowledge and great times. There were a couple teachers that made things really hard and unpleasant for me, but that only made me stronger once it was over. Then there were the best teachers who made their classes fun and a wonderful experience. Despite this, I can easily say that I’ve been anxiously waiting for this day for years, always wishing school would just end already. Now that it has come though, I don’t quite know if I’m ready yet. I’ve spent 13 years going to school. I don’t really know how to do anything else. I can’t imagine a better place to go to school. I don’t just mean L.V. Rogers, but every school I went to before that. I live way out in the tiny community of Procter and went to Redfish Elementary School across the lake. There were small classes and everyone knew everyone. The teachers were sweet and kind, and those were probably some of the best years of my life. I got transferred

into French immersion at Hume School for Grade 6, something I’m surprisingly grateful for now. It was so hard to deal with in middle school, but that may be because I’m pretty lazy with schoolwork. I ended up dropping it in Grade 9, and while I know that this probably saved possible lower grades in some of my courses, I do regret it. I’ve lost a lot of my ability to speak French now, but I do have an easier time learning other languages as a result. Despite my less than fully pleasant experience, I strongly suggest anyone who has the passion for languages should go for it. Going into middle school in Nelson was a totally different experience from my small schools before it, and it was hard at first. Middle school tested close friendships and who I was as a person, but coming forward into my final years of school made me a more secure and much happier person. I’ve never heard of a high school that is as accepting and inclusive as LVR. Bullying generally doesn’t happen here, and though some people do tend to stay in one group, I know many more that are

incredibly diverse. Everyone is relatively friendly with each other, or they are at least accepted. What’s it like being a graduating student in 2011? All I can really say to that is that it’s hard. Getting into post-secondary school is harder, more expensive, and more necessary than it’s ever been. It’s rare that you can get a career without some sort of degree or diploma these days. There’s so much pressure to even get a summer job making minimum wage so you can save up for years more of stress and torture at yet another learning institution. Don’t even get me started on the pressure of our generation having to “change the world.” The world is so damaged now, and it is being handed down to us. It’s our job to fix it. So what has this led to? Way more interest in the environment, wildlife, and going green. A lot of graduates are going into this field, and hopefully I’ll be one of them after taking a year off to, yes, get a job to pay for it. I came into LVR not really knowing who I was, what my passion was, and I was scared. I took all the

general classes, one of each area, so I felt more like a rounded person. And guess what? I still don’t know what I’m doing, what I truly enjoy, and I’m still terrified. But at least I’ve accepted that. Everyone goes into high school with the sudden pressure of being closer to the real world. You feel like you have to figure out what you want to do with your life right away, yet I’ve come out the other side knowing that’s not the case. So thank you to everyone who made me who I am today, because I’m happy with my life and how I’m turning out. As I walk across the stage to receive my diploma today, I’ll be smiling and quite possibly tearing up, finally celebrating the sweet freedom with my family, my friends, my classmates, and the teachers and community that made this all possible. Now off I go.... Kaitlyn Foot is a Grade 12 L.V. Rogers student who writes a regular community page column in the Star. All of us at the Star wish her good luck with the weekend and the next stage of her life.

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The World View - Gwynne Dyer

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Yemen: After Saleh, what?


resident Ali Abdullah al-Saleh, in power in Yemen for the past 33 years and under siege for the past three months, left the country on Saturday night with a large piece of shrapnel lodged just below his heart. He may not come back. Accompanying Saleh to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment were the prime minister, the deputy prime minister, the speakers of both houses of parliament, and Saleh’s personal security adviser, all of whom were also wounded in the Friday explosion at the al-Nahdayn mosque in the presidential compound in Sanaa. It’s a pretty clean sweep, so the question is: who comes next? Nobody even knows whether the explosion was caused by a bomb planted in the mosque, a shell, or a rocket. The situation is very complicated, so you’d better take notes. (There will be a brief test afterwards.) The turmoil in Yemen is really two separate conflicts. One is a traditional power struggle between two elite factions. The other is a non-violent, pro-democratic youth movement inspired by the popular revolutions elsewhere in the Arab world. They were linked at the start (though most of the young idealists didn’t realize it), but they will be disentangled by the finish. One of the elite factions is dominated by President al-Saleh’s own family: his son Ahmed Ali commands the Presidential Guard, and his nephews Tariq, Yahya and Ammar control other vital elements of the security and intelligence apparatus. The rival faction is led by the al-Ahmar family, whose current head, Sheikh Sadeq al-Ahmar, is the leader of the Hashid tribal confederation, one of the two most powerful in Yemen. Sadeq al-Ahmar’s brother Himyar was deputy speaker of parliament, and another brother, Hussein, was a member of Saleh’s Governing People’s Council, until the two men resigned three months ago in protest against the regime’s brutal shooting of student demonstrators. That was the signal that the

long truce between the two factions was at an end. The most important alAhmar brother is Hamid, a businessman and a leader of the opposition Islah party. There is ample evidence that Hamid helped to get the student protests underway, making his Sabafon mobile network available to send out messages organizing the protests and then covering the demos lavishly on his Suhail TV network (whose head office was burned by Saleh’s troops last week). So far, so bad.

President Ali Abdullah alSaleh’s run in Yemen is likely over.

What makes it worse is that the quarrel is among such a narrow and unrepresentative elite. The Saleh family, like the Ahmar family, belongs to the Hashid tribal confederacy. They both therefore follow the Zaidi tradition of Shia Islam, whereas a majority of Yemenis are Sunnis. Eighty per cent of Yemenis don’t even have a dog in this fight. But the young Yemeni protesters in the streets are not interested in a mere reshuffle of the elite, and the Ahmar family has never controlled them. They actually do want democracy, and they have already paid a high price for their idealism: about half of the 350 people killed since the first “Day of Rage” in January have been unarmed youths. The other half, in the past two weeks, have mostly been tribal fighters backing the Ahmar family and military forces controlled by the Saleh clan (plus lots of innocent bystanders). In terms of how Yemen has always been run

in the past, the Ahmar family is now on the brink of victory. But the drama will not end there. One of the student leaders, Hashem Nidal of the Independent Movement for Change, put it well in a recent interview with the BBC. “They wanted to push the revolution towards violence and we refuse this completely... We are co-ordinating with many protesters across the country to make sure they don’t fall into the trap of violence.” “After three months of great efforts in raising awareness among people to avoid violence,” he added, “we managed to reach a level of understanding that refuses violence. We are looking to topple this regime by peaceful means.” By “regime”, he means the tribal, sectarian, undemocratic way in which Yemen has always been run. The departure of President Saleh won’t be the end of the story. The Ahmar family’s allies may take over the government, but they will face just the same demands from Yemeni youths who want a non-sectarian, democratic, non-tribal state that offers them a decent future regardless of their tribe, their sect, or even their sex. If they get the chance to build that state, they will face horrendous challenges. Yemen is the poorest Arab country, and its modest endowment of oil is running out. So is the underground water it depends on for irrigation, and the population is growing at 2.6 per cent a year. Half of the 24 million Yemenis are illiterate, and half the population is under 18. The kids may fail, but who stands a better chance of surmounting these challenges? A democratic government run by the younger generation of Yemenis, or a regime controlled by the Salehs or the Ahmars? It’s all quite simple, really. So there will not be a test after all. Gwynne Dyer is a Londonbased independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.










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Village Seeks Renovation Cash

Parks Canada says no to Kaslo city hall â&#x20AC;&#x201D; again J. LOUISE LARSON

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The grand dame of Kaslo historic architecture has been turned down yet again for a Parks Canada renovation grant, but the village is taking it in stride. Last month, council learned a third application for a renovation grant to renew the 1898 Kaslo village hall was denied by the federal agency. The historic frame building, erected at the height of the Kootenay Lake townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heyday, bears national, provincial and local historic designations. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still proud but looking a little shabby around the edges. The building is getting a boost in the form of work on the basement-floor library, which is already underway, with the library temporarily located on Front Street until October while a sprinkler system, new electrical, insulation and fire separations are installed. Thanks to a $202,400 grant from the Towns for Tomorrow fund and matched gas tax funds of $50,600 through UBCM, geothermal heat will

A third application for a renovation grant to renew the 1898 Kaslo village hall, seen here on a postcard, was denied last month.

keep readers cozy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to paint the exterior and do some of the main floor renovations,â&#x20AC;? says deputy village clerk Carol Hughes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We may need to pare it down.â&#x20AC;? At stake is a $100,000 matching fund guarantee from the Columbia Basin Trust â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but first money needs to come from another grant source. Village council threw in $25,000 and plans to tighten the bids and get more quotes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hoping weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready for the next go round, because the old girl needs some paint and she would sure look great,â&#x20AC;? Hughes said. Despite a third decline from Parks Canada, Kaslo hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

given up on getting the village hall the needed renewal to showcase the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proud place, front and center in local history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to get â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;er done â&#x20AC;&#x201D; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the town hall. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s central to the community,â&#x20AC;? Hughes said. In the meantime, the village is conducting its business from the Kemball Memorial Centre, the former provincial building, where it shares space with the provincial government agent. A gala fundraiser in October is expected to help raise funds for the village hall, Hughes said. Donations are tax deductible.


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WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ NELSON! Spring has sprung and the Trail Mix page is springing back

into action. Let’s talk trails, rails, sun and water and getting dirty this summer.


Placenta Descenta is on! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard on the trail to get it cleaned up. Kokanee is of course in great shape and I hear tales that even 49er is a blast. Although Kut Korners, Fat Chance, 9 Point and other fine trails are doing quite well at Mountain Station; STAY OFF Eli Simm. I know it’s popular, great for keeping yourself wheels down as we warm up this spring, but don’t ruin it for the whole year by riding it already. It’s sopping wet and can’t handle the traffic.

Smallwood has been bushed, but still have a few logs down on it.

The angels who cleaned up Log Jam, Paper Bag and other fine parts of Svoboda Road deserve a huge thank you. Those trails are in great shape, fine and tacky.

Check out the Nelson Cycling Club Facebook page for more info or to post.


Speaking of tacky, so is the rock out here… when it’s not raining that is. Gravity Adventures is ready as always to get you out there and up there. Never been up a rope with no ladder, take a two day indoor, one day outdoor climbing course (no previous experience necessary). This fun climbing camp is

designed for junior climbers ages 7 to 15 during the summer break. Complete supervision at all times by an experienced certified instructors, all gear included and transportation for the outdoor trip. Kids will need to bring a hat, sunscreen, water and lunch. Registration is required by June 28 at a cost of $135 for the whole three days. The dates the course will run include July 5-7 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Have some experience already, take a one day indoor and two day outdoor course. This camp is designed for those with some climbing experience with adventure in mind. Experience the thrill of climbing on real rock. Complete supervision at all times by certified instructors. Kids will need to bring a hat, sunscreen, water and lunch. Gear, instruction and transportation all included. Pre-registration required by June 28 and course runs July 12-14 and/or 26-28 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


The Trail Mix page isn’t the only thing getting up and running. Dirt Tours will be starting up this Friday, June 10. You can catch a ride with Dirt Tours from Sacred Ride on Thursdays and Saturdays at 5:30 and Gerick’s on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:30.

Need to learn how to tune up your bike or take care of your ride while you’re, you know, on your ride. Learn how to change a flat, check your brakes, and other useful bike maintenance tips every biker needs to know. Sign up at Gerick’s for the June 15 Bike Maintenance Course. $40 per person. Already there are some group activities for you groupies out there. Every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. there is an assemblage of cross-country riders who are keen to slog their bikes uphill as much as they love to ride them downhill. Meet at Gerick’s. Road Rides (weather permitting) Meet at Gerick’s for group rides every Tuesday at 6 or Wednesdays at 5:30 for the Easy Ride. Love the bakery out at Procter, join the “Bun Run” starting from Dairy Queen every Friday at 7 a.m. If you have the heart… and the lungs and the leg muscles… the Bombi Team Pursuit will be June 19. This 120 km road ride with 1421m of elevation is a team affair. Put your group together and sign up at Gerick’s. 9


(no previous experience necessary) Fun climbing camp is designed for junior climbers ages 7 -15 during the summer break. A camp will be held with Gravity for 2 days indoors and 1 day outdoors!! .An excellent experience for junior climbers who have or who have not taken indoor classes at the Gravity Wall . Complete supervision at all times by experienced certified instructors all gear included and transportation for the outdoor trip. Kids will need to bring a hat, sunscreen, water & lunch . Time: 9:30am-3pm Dates July 5th-7th & or 19th-21 Cost for 3 days $135.00 –Pre Registration required by June 28 th


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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 June 28th - Digable Planets 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 15th - the Pack A.D. July 20 20th th - Nero July 21st - 3 Inches of Blood July 22nd - Sweatshop Union July 23rd - JPod & Bryx July 28th - Sanctuary with Datura Metal July 30th - Val Kilmer & The New Coke Live 80’sBand Aug. 2nd - Elliott Brood

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The Youth Employment Resource Centre hosts a job readiness course 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 application and indepth information about the local labour market. Contact Jesse at 250-352-5656 or workshops@yerc. ca. 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.


Finley’s is hosting a burger and beer fundraiser for the Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skatepark Society. $10 gets you a burger, veggie or beef, and a glass of beer, wine, cider, juice, pop, coffee or tea.


The Chinatown Plaque Project is a monumental rock recognizing the significant contribution the Chinese community made to the rapid growth of early Nelson. Dedication at the corner of Hall and Vernon Streets will take place at noon. The West Kootenay Naturalists and Columbia Canoe and Kayak Club join paddles and binoculars for a tour of the Creston wetlands. From threatened aerial insectivores to dueling yellow-headed and red-winged blackbirds we’ll learn about environmental pressures and survival competition among similar species. Contact Michael McMann by June 11 at 250-365-5647 for meeting time and place.

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 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15 for sale (call 250-352-9916 for more information). If unable to drop The Nelson and Area Elder Abuse Prevention program and Community Response Network volunteers are hosting a variety of events. off, call 250-352-9871 for pickup. The Bluebell Manor in Riondel hosts an Honoring the Elders tea STARRY SKIES AT TAGHUM HALL and social from 2 to 5 p.m. In Nelson, a presentation on power of atWould you like to see the rings of Saturn, a far away galaxy, or a ball torney abuse goes at 12:30 p.m. in the Nelson and Area Elder Abuse of thousands of stars? Join us for the Taghum Hall Society’s Starry Prevention Resource Centre at 719 Vernon Street. Nights program, most clear Friday and Saturday nights. Look for the big star sign at Taghum Hall road and Highway 3A or contact us From 5 to 8 p.m. Nelson will hold its first ever spring time clean up. at 250-354-1586 or for times. Now is the time to get rid of all that accumulated debris and flotsam that covers our landscape. Please come out with a garbage bag and MAKING IT HOME FOR EVERYONE clean up your neighbourhood and more... Nelson CARES Society is kicking off its 2011 Fundraising Campaign: Nelson – Making it a Real Home for Everyone! Please look SATURDAY, JUNE 18 for your donation information package in your mailbox this week. Kootenay Lake Vintage Car Club presents its 21st annual Cruisin’ Nelson CARES Society runs such programs as the Advocacy Centre the ‘50s show and shine on the east end of Baker Street. Show runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes prizes, a barbecue, dart games and a and Stepping Stones emergency shelter. silent auction. For more information contact Dave Stevens at 250COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE 352-3624 or Linda Galloway at 250-229-6809. A fun, relaxed, learning experience. Guided rhythms, we are all beginners. Bigby Place (next to Superior lighting) 509 Front Street. The Nelson Friendship Outreach Clubhouse is having a car wash Runs every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. $5 drop-in fee. fundraising event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nelson Car Wash Centre on Nelson Avenue.


Whether you like to ride a skateboard, a bike or a big rubber ducky, then Slocan Valley Recreation has something to keep your summer interesting. The Birds, Bugs and Bees Summer Arts Week runs from July 11 to 15 and brings in a variety of guest artists instructing two different age groups. Everything from felting to claywork to feather art to bookmaking and breakdance will be featured. For adults, Shanoon Bennett wil be hosting a summer edibles bike ride and Colin Payne will offer an in-depth day on nature photography. For more summer programs phone 250-226-0008 or email slocanvalleyrec@ or join us on Facebook.


At the Nelson Legion: Check out our new foosball and refurbished pool and snooker tables along with shuffleboard, darts and 10’ bigscreen TV for sports. Wednesday evening – darts; Saturday afternoon – meat draws with karaoke in the evening; Sunday afternoon – crib tournament; last Sunday of every month – Texas Hold’em charity poker (open to the public); month-end birthday bash; occasional fundraiser barbecues, ribs. etc.; beverage room with a welcoming, friendly atmosphere. Info 250-352-6464 or e-mail rclbr51@ Members and guests welcome (service in armed forces not necessary for membership).

Come to the Salmo Public Library’s Art for Expansion silent auction and artist meet and greet from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.


The Nelson and District Riding Club hosts a Children’s Wish Ride at the riding grounds. Registration opens at 9 a.m., ride at 10 a.m. The Nelson 4-H Club will be hosting a barbecue after the ride with chili, hot dogs, veggie dogs, drink and marshmallows to roast. Anyone can partake as long as they have registered with a donation, you don’t have to ride! Summer solstice labyrinth walk at the Lakeside Labyrinth at 1 p.m. Celebrate the longest day of the year — and your dad — with a walk of gratitude. All welcome, free event sponsored by the Nelson Community Labyrinth Group. For information call 250-352-9630.


Former RCMP Sergeant and author of Policing the Fringe: The Curious Life of a Small-Town Mountie Charles Scheideman is back with more hilarious, tragic and outrageous stories from his 27 years of patrolling the small communities of the interior of British Columbia, including the West Kootenay. Charles will give a book signing NELSON AND AREA ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION RESOURCE CENTRE for his new collection of police stories, Tragedy on Jackass Mountain: Open Wednesdays from 12 to 2 p.m. at 719 Vernon Street. Phone More Stories from a Small-Town Mountie, at Otter Books from 2 to 250-352-6008 or visit 4 p.m. 11

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The Royal


Kootenay Christian Fellowship

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Saturday, July 11

Friday, June 17

330 Baker Street

Below the Hume Hotel

812 Stanley Street

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.

Sunday, June 26

There is something special that happens when a community unites for a common cause. We invite you, the community of Nelson to join us as we unit for an evening of celebration, fun, good food, door prizes, and great music. Chelsea Nisbett, a gospel and folk singer-songwriter from Halifax, Nova Scotia will be performing. Tickets are by donation at the door. All proceeds to go to Our Daily Bread. Show starts at 7 p.m.

Mr. Rogers Funkarelli

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

The primal sounds and playful style of Mr. Rogers have long captivated the West Coast underground arts community, but now the secret is out and this pioneering producer is poised to conquer the far reaches of the dance floor. With innovative textures and vibrant melodies, his sound is a frothy mix of broken beats, hip hop-based IDM, experimental whomp and outer space crispiness with a tinge of trip hop.

Tuesday, June 14

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Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25

Nelson’s only resident DJ plays tunes that are huge on the charts both in North America and the UK. DJ WannaBe does his best to play all the best dance songs selected from the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and now that you, the party animal, can request. If you’ll dance to it, the DJ will play it. So, have a little Faith, it starts at 9 p.m. Even if you don’t Speak No Americano or if you’re afraid of Ghosts and Stuff, just stick around ‘cause you know Groove is in the Heart. You’ll want to Bust a Move.

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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.

Monday, June 13

Winner of the best new artist award at the 2011 Juno’s, Meaghan Smith is an infectious, passionate, and talented songwriter who is taking her highly acclaimed original music on the road. She will be passing through Nelson along with Del Barber for a great night of authentic roots music. Showtime 9:30 p.m. Tickets $10.

Kyprios The classic definition of the term MC is one that has the ability to grip a mic and control the crowd, and Kyprios has more than earned this title. He is a commanding presence on stage — able to hold the crowd in silent rapture as he drops an introspective piece that draws heavily from spoken word, only to suddenly flip it and incite a sea of thrusting hands with a rapid fire set of punchline-laden lyrical flows. Also featuring Scratch from The Roots.

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Sunday, June 19

This Father’s Day come spend your evening listening to three enchanting singer-songwriters — Aspen Switzer, Genevieve Rainey, and Elaine Ryan — as they perform their original music and entertain you with their tales from the road. This is an early show with an 8 p.m. start, so come early and join us for Father’s Day dinner.

Presenting HOOKED. Ten women, two plays, one subject: addiction. Coming out of the shadows, women tell untold stories about addiction. Using interactive theatre, we will engage in community dialogue to explore issues surrounding addiction in our community. Show starts at 7 p.m. Admission $5. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15.

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Lindsay Ferguson Live at The Capitol Theatre

June 17th, 8pm

Lindsay’s CD release performance is a first for Nelson and the proceeds are going towards the non-profit Nelson Tipi Camp. Ferguson’s first album “Sound” was voted #2 Canadian Album of 2007. Ferguson is debuting Her new CD, “Monkeys Under Stars” and the show is also featuring local artist Ross Steed and with songs from his upcoming CD “Nothing without Love”

Advance tickets $15 or $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the Capitol Theatre and BC Wine Guys (11-8pm) at 410 Kootenay or online at

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Tickets for the 2011 Shambhala Music Festival have sold out in record time. Online tickets sold out on May 12, with authorized ticket stores selling out over the course of the following 15 days. The last store with tickets available was Salmo’s Skyway Hardware, which sold out on May 26. “Events selling tickets in record time has been quite a trend this year,” said Sara Victor, Shambhala’s ticket administrator, “Coachella sold out in less than a week, Sasquatch in four days, Ultra Music Festival a month in advance, Burning Man sold 27,000 tickets in their first 24 hours of sales. It’s an exciting time to be in events, and to see everyone doing so well.” Shambhala, which was named Best Large Event at the Breakspoll Awards (UK) this year, is among the top 40 most visible music festivals in the world via Google search, is no exception. A total of 10,000 tickets are available for Shambhala annually. The first tier (of 1,000) tickets went on sale in late October and sold out in less than a minute, blowing the previous record of two and half hours out of the water. The second “early bird” tier, sold out in late January — as

opposed to a mid-May sell out of that tier in 2010. And the final tier, which was available until a mere three days prior the festival’s opening day in 2010, has sold out a full two months in advance.

“It’s an exciting time to be in events, and to see everyone doing so well.” Sara Victor Shambhala Ticket Administrator

“Tickets were selling online at a rate of over 200 a day for a few days leading up to selling out online,” Victor recalled. “We sold 850 in the last day of online sales. After that, we heard some pretty interesting stories from ticket stores. Lineups out their doors and down the street, people from all over North America travelling to these stores to purchase tickets. The story that surprised me most was someone from Japan who put a friend on a plane to Vancouver to buy tickets. Beatstreet (our Vancouver store) had already sold out, so he rented a car and drove to Salmo to buy them!” This year’s event features world-class talent from across the globe. More than 240 artists will entertain the crowds over the course of four days and nights.

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Canada’s joyful Juno-nominated musical revolutionaries are coming back to Western Canada this summer with their infectious blend of polyrhythmic percussion, jazz horns, socially-conscious lyrics and Sting-like vocals that’s perfectly suited to dancing full-tilt in front of a festival or nightclub stage — and they’re premiering a set of brand new songs. A truly ephemeral musical experience, Mr. Something Something’s summer shows mark both the first and last occasion to hear these songs live before the band takes a temporary hiatus from touring. The band will be playing Nelson at The Royal on July 29 and then head up for the Kaslo Jazz Fest Etc. on July 30. Among the new songs is KitchenFA a song about an elder of an unknown community pondering whether their ancient wisdom will ever be called upon by struggling modern leaders. There’s also the provocatively-titled The Letter Omar Khadr Will


Mr. Something Something pulls into the Kootenay in late-July.

Never Receive, which laments the loss of a young man’s innocence at the hands of a father who led him astray. Of course, fans of the band will also hear plenty of favourites from Something Something’s 2009 album Shine Your Face, including The Antidote, a song backed by furious drumming and sharp-edged funk horns that speaks of finding an antidote to the world’s problems; Only the Maker, a jazz-influenced number with a bit of a Sadelike pace, plaintive vocals, and a message about coming to terms with injustice; and Why Why Why, a song with a bit of a Paul Simonesque feel that reflects on both physical

and emotional suburbia. As huge as their sound is, the core of Mr. Something Something is just two guys: childhood friends Larry Graves (drums) and John MacLean (tenor sax, flute and vocals). Graves studied jazz composition and performance at the Berklee College of Music, before discovering the music of West Africa and devoting himself to the rhythmic music of Mali, Senegal and Ghana. MacLean was a young clarinetist with classical aspirations, but a chance introduction to Charles Mingus alumnus Billy Robinson led to a lengthy mentorship in jazz improvisation and tenor sax.


It’s Garage Sale Season In The Kootenays! Long time Nelson residents Eric and Greta Smith are shown here presenting KLHF administrator Bryna Idler with the $900 proceeds from their recent sale. Together, we can make a difference. To make your donation, call the Foundation at 250-354-2334.

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Nelson’s grizzly wrangler moves on Long a staple in the outdoor scene around the area, conservation officer Len Butler is leaving a post he loves for a new challenge in Northern B.C. GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter


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or all the sleep he lost chasing grizzly bears around Nelson last summer, Len Butler admits it was actually a career highlight. “I enjoyed it,” he says. “It was stressful, but a real good challenge.” After 19 years of pursuing poachers, dealing with habituated bears, and otherwise managing local fish and wildlife, Nelson’s lone conservation officer is on the move. Butler began his new job last week in Williams Lake, where he has been promoted to sergeant, supervising seven officers in a district stretching from Quesnel to 100 Mile House to Bella Coola. When he arrived in Nelson in 1992, he was one of three officers policing the area, but over a decade the numbers were whittled down until he was the last man standing. “Guys left this area when we had more officers because of the sheer number of bears and complaints,” he says. “I don’t know how I lasted.”



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utler grew up in Alberta farming communities, imbuing him with a love of the outdoors from an early age. He joined that province’s fish and wildlife department and was first assigned to the problem wildlife section. “Once I started dealing with grizzlies, that grabbed me,” he says. “The enforcement side too. Catching the bad guys, the poachers — I still get a kick out of that.” He spent a decade with the conservation service in Alberta, with his final posting in Fort Chipewyan, a northern community accessible only by plane, boat, or ice road. Coming to Nelson was “quite a change.” The district then ran from the top end of the Duncan River, bordering Glacier National Park, to Galena Bay

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Outgoing Nelson area conservation officer Len Butler (right) received a commendation from former police chief Dan Maluta (left) last year. After 19 years, Butler has accepted a promotion and transfer to Williams Lake.

in the north, down to Salmo, and up the Slocan Valley. Later, officers could be pulled to work anywhere from Grand Forks to Creston. As their numbers decreased, Butler’s workload increased, but he didn’t complain. “I like being busy,” he says. “My wheels still burn pretty good, but it does get overwhelming sometimes when you’re the only guy around. I’m kind of old school. I like going to work. I like calls at home because then I know what’s going on.” As he became a one-man show, he relied more on the Nelson Police Department, whom he calls “a very supportive group. They’ve been a great resource, and it’s been fun working with those guys.” He says contrary to popular belief, there is no shortage of hunting and fishing violations around Nelson:

enforcement took up a good chunk of his time, and he ran undercover operations that snared offenders in the Meadow Creek area. As lead defensive tactics instructor for the conservation service, he also spent winters teaching new recruits. Most recently, he was in Victoria for three months, putting prospective officers from across western Canada through the paces. “Training recruits and being officer in charge of two to three troops is an interesting challenge,” he says. “I learned that I do have patience.” But most of all he relished any opportunity to leave the office and head for the backcountry: “Even after this many years, once I’m out in the field, that just makes everything worthwhile.” Story continues to ‘Last’ on Page 15

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Grandmothers Get Moving The Nelson chapter of Grans to Grans held its annual Stride to Turn the Tide last Saturday. Grandmothers and friends walked from Lakeside Park to the Cottonwood Falls Market to raise money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which fights HIV/AIDS in Africa.

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Last year’s bear chase efforts earned praise

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hen came last summer, when a sow and three cubs were spotted on Granite Pointe Golf Course. Butler figured he’d have the problem solved within a week; instead, the four bruins led him on a nearly month-long chase through Rosemont and Uphill, as they feasted on garbage and unpicked fruit. Butler didn’t hide his frustration with residents whose carelessness endangered the animals’ lives. Although he eventually trapped and relocated the whole family, all three cubs later met a bitter end. As fatiguing as the experience was, Butler says it was a remarkable way to cap his time here. “It hurt my head, but

it was very satisfying,” he says. “It was pretty intense for about three weeks, and I was kind of tuckered afterward, but I look at it as a highlight.” Nelson police chief Dan Maluta presented Butler with a commendation for working tirelessly during the city’s “greatest humanbear conflict on record.”



utler raised a family here. He has three sons who consider the Kootenay home. One is an RCMP officer, another a carpenter in Kamloops, and the third a mechanic at Civic Auto in Nelson. His wife, a nurse, is going with him to Williams Lake, although they aren’t in a rush to sell their Balfour home. While he long resisted moving up the ranks, But-


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ler says the time is right for a change. “It was the right opportunity, and [the move] came after long, hard thought.” In Williams Lake, he’ll be part of a team instead of always flying solo, which “will be a bit of a shock. It will be nice not to be the guy that does everything.” But he says staffing levels had little to do with his decision to leave. “It’s gone from three officers to me, but it’s been great. I love the area.” He doesn’t rule out a return to West Kootenay

either, for in two years the local sergeant’s position is expected to come open. Butler’s replacement in Nelson, Jason Hawkes, transferred from northern Vancouver Island, where he spent four years. “I was very fortunate,” he says. “Len spent the month with me, introduced me to some of the stakeholders in town and showed me some of the area, which was a huge benefit. It was great to have that opportunity.” Hawkes says he’s been trying to come here since 2003, but Butler’s position was the only one.

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him, trying to comfort him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just had to wait until ambulances and police came. I was just holding him and hoping heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be okay, because he thought he would die.â&#x20AC;? Dimopoulos spent about eight hours being checked out in hospital. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The side of my face got cut. It was swollen,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have arm injuries. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to lift my shoulder and put pressure on my leg. My back and neck are really sore.â&#x20AC;? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also on painkillers for headaches, but â&#x20AC;&#x153;just happy to be

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remember exactly when he finally arrived in Nelson, where his uncle Thomas is the former longtime proprietor of the Medi Pizzeria and another uncle, Stathis, is an RCMP officer. He spent the better part of two days resting in bed and then left Tuesday with relatives for Penticton to see his grandfather, who will give him a ride back to Edmonton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have no other way to get home. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fly because I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have ID â&#x20AC;&#x201D; my wallet, money, and driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license were inside the bus.â&#x20AC;? Before the crash, Dimopoulos was sitting in the middle, although he switched sides. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started out on the side where the window broke open, and a guy got cut. I would have had my face cut open or worse if I sat on that side.â&#x20AC;? Charissa Desjardins, 34, of Cowley, Alberta died in the crash. Police say her car crossed the centre line, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not clear why. The bus driver and one passenger remain in hospital with serious injuries.



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Cary Price’s M43 army ambulance was one of 409 built in Canada between 1952 and 1955.

Continued from Page 1 included a 1953 army ambulance, a Reynolds-Boughtin RB44 light utility truck used in Iraq, and a restored 1944 field artillery tractor towing an ammunition trailer. The latter is one of about 20 preserved in Canada, although most are in museums. Both Hawthorne and Major Ian Newby, the club’s president, figure they served with

the regiment it once belonged to. There was also a Vietnamera jeep, which Canada bought 2,500 of from the U.S. in 1974. Although subsequently ordered destroyed, some survived through surreptitious means. While a few vehicles saw duty in Europe and elsewhere, Hawthorne says it was usually more cost effective to leave

them there, “so for the most part these were used on bases in Canada to train soldiers prior to going overseas.” The historical society, headquartered in Vancouver, is a chapter of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, and has members throughout the Lower Mainland and interior. The convoy also stopped this week in Grand Forks, Salmo, Castlegar, and Trail.

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Massive search for missing child

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Dateline June 4, 1938

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utchey Ridge, the natural dividing line between the south and north ends of the Creston Reclamation farm, went out today. With the ridge breaking in three places tons of water poured into the north end, flooding an area of 3,483 acres. The total land under water now is 7,200 acres. The wheat on the acreage flooded was three feet high

with the crop loss estimated at $360,000 based on $1 a bushel. Close patrol is being maintained along the dykes by 130 men and despite several leaks the other dykes continue to hold. In Nelson the West Arm continued to rise gaining practically 1/3 of a foot. Several of the piles of the city wharf are now completely submerged as are the foundations of John Burns’ Garage beside the Launch Club.


Dateline June 9, 1938

houlder to shoulder, nearly 300 men beat through the Hillside bush at the Yankee Girl mine camp above Ymir searching in and under the thick underbrush on the steep hillside for 19-month old Carmella LaJeunesse, who has been missing for the past three days. They found nothing. Another crew systematically dragged nearby Bear Creek,

which already has been searched by 20 men, some of them wading in the creek. They found nothing. Others checked every possible spot suggested where the little girl might be — mine shafts, houses and cabins and outhouses at the camp, even two known eagle nests. They found nothing. In the midst of this, Carmella’s mother Column continues to Page 19

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Community Continued from Page 18 returned to camp from Kootenay Lake General Hospital with her new baby. A priest had told her Carmella was lost. The searchers at the close of day were at a complete loss, even the possibility that the tot had been carried off by a cougar had been discounted.

tuce was offered this week and beets are promised shortly. Local strawberries are also expected shortly with other soft fruits to follow. In preparation for seasonal demand for fruit jars and accessories, wholesalers are bringing these to the district in carload lots, three of which arrived this week.

Dateline June 9, 1938

Dateline June 20, 1938


istrict-produced vegetables are steadily crowding American and coast products off the Kootenay wholesale market, dealers along wholesale row reported. Few California vegetables except new potatoes and bunch carrots are now being brought to the Kootenays. Kootenay let-


lames roaring through the roof of the oldtime Strathcona hotel, Stanley and Victoria Streets, chased 70 tenants — most of them clad in night clothes covered by hastily seized coats and suits — into the street at 2:30 a.m. There they joined hundreds of spectators, many of whom were also clad in nightclothes



and coats, in watching the roof and top floor destroyed and in watching clothing, mattresses, furniture and other articles thrown from windows and verandahs by rescue workers. Spreading to the old wooden attic, the fire for a short time made rapid headway, particularly when it broke through the centre of the roof on the east side. The concentrated lines of fire hose held it mainly to the attic and top floor, but the volume of water used caused extensive damage on the three floors below, plaster and wallpaper breaking away in great sheets. No one was seriously injured and the loss is estimated at $6,000 to $7,000. Fate of the hotel will rest upon the decision of the insurance adjusters.



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aghum bridge — Eleven year old Joe Caronni was instantly killed within a few hundred yards of the spot where his brother, Lawrence, fell from the bridge and was drowned a year ago. His mother pushing a baby buggy had her coat brushed by the car a few feet ahead of him as she stepped aside. The car was being driven on the wrong side of the road and did not stop. The driver and his female companion were arrested about midnight and are being held in Nelson jail on a manslaughter charge. It also appears the driver was under the influence of liquor.


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Kootenay Lake Levels Alert - High Lake Levels | June 8, 2011

Community Check This Out – Anne DeGrace

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.

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Present level: 1748.26 ft. 7 day forecast: Up 15 to 17 inches.

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Been There DONE THAT First hand reports from local travellers. Making Friends in Cuba Part 2 by Freddy and MA

Over the years we have visited our Cuban friend’s family in their home in Cardenas, and have developed a strong friendship with her sister and her brother-in-law. Often we all travel to the countryside to spend the day with their parents and grandparents, each of whom live on small plots of land near one another, raising cows, chickens and pigs. Recently they started growing a variety of vegetables, which, along with the occasional chicken or pork will help to provide the nutrition they all are lacking. On our first visit to the countryside to spend the day with the whole family, we and our friends from Toronto rented a car and met everyone there. For the next visit they were able to arrange for a friend of the family to provide transportation for all of us; now the new rules make it a crime to use private vehicles to transport tourists, taking away the opportunity for private citizens to make some extra cash. Our trips to the countryside are always the highlight of our vacation. We provide the ‘refreshments’ and Mamma cooks up a pork dinner. This is always followed by singing and dancing and all of the relatives arrive to join in; what a good time we have. It is difficult to have frequent visits with members of the extended family during any one vacation. Over the years we have enjoyed short visits on the beach which are public places but the watchful eye of security makes us all feel ill at ease; or meet for an afternoon in the park in the city – sometimes having a picnic, or eating at the restaurant on site; or when we can we plan short visits in the lobby of the resort. Recent government changes allow residents onto resort property so that on our last visit the ‘family’ was able to come to the resort for a nice long visit followed by a wonderful dinner in the hotel restaurant, compliments of the resort manager. Once or twice we have visited in our room which gives the kids a bit more freedom. There are some great restaurants downtown and it’s

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always so much fun when we all go out for dinner together, last visit we tried out a new concept, a restaurant in a private home made possible by the government now encouraging the establishment of private businesses. Transportation from the countryside to the city and back is a problem for the parents but they always manage to find someone in their vicinity with a vehicle who is more than willing to join us for dinner. After dinner we all indulge in an espresso or beer at one of the many outdoor bars where there is always live music and dancing; the best opportunity to enjoy great Cuban culture. One thing is for sure, they love to sing, dance and party. They truly are very proud and happy people, always looking on the bright side of life. Our hope is that someday these wonderful people will be as free to come and go as we are, and are able to freely express their thoughts and dreams. And that one day they will be able to pass on to their children the freedom that they are still striving to achieve. If you are planning a trip to Cuba please remember this. You are visiting a foreign country and should act accordingly. Be mindful of their customs. Although they will bend over backwards to make your vacation most enjoyable, remember that their legal system is very different from ours and if you break the law you will not receive special treatment just because you are a tourist. Their law enforcement personnel, although always friendly and courteous, will not tolerate illegal behavior. Long ago tipping was considered an insult to Cubans but that has now changed. As their economy continues its downward slide, finding enough funds to live on is becoming more and more difficult for everyone. They are extremely grateful for the gratuities they receive but PLEASE no loonies or toonies. These items are worthless to Cubans as the banks refuse to take them. Go and enjoy the experience…

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n the summertime my mother would send me out into the neighbourhood to play. “See you at lunch,” she’d say. After lunch, “See you at supper.” The day was mine to hang out with my friends, ride my bike, get a five cent cone from the Dairy Queen, or go to the bookmobile for a new Trixie Belden book. Times have changed, even in our bucolic small-town community. Our kids’ time is more organized, and of course, many parents work. Luckily, this area offers a ton of great things for kids to do, from sports to art camps to the library — where, in addition to Trixie Belden (yes, she’s still in print) there’s much to keep kids happily occupied. Early bird sign-up for the Summer Reading Club begins Monday, June 21 with the first 25 signups eligible to receive a coupon to the Dairy Queen. (Do you think they still have five cent cones?) This year’s theme is Savour Every Word (along with your DQ) with weekly themes that spin on all things delicious. The theme for week one is Go Bananas! The Nelson Library Summer Reading Club monkeys have jumped in with both feet and tail to bring Oso Simple in to perform on July 6 at 2 p.m. If Oso’s website photo is any indication, this musical entertainer is part monkey himself. Check him out at Subsequent themes from week to week include Local Flavour, Goblet of Goodies, Munchy Crunchy Books, Mystery Meals, Peanuts and Popcorn, and Tantalizing Tidbits — so you can see there’s something for every appetite, even the picky eaters. The summer students who run Summer Reading Club each year under direction of children’s services librarian Nancy Radonich have a great time coming up PHOTO CORRECTION Right street, wrong turret: A May 27 story (“Nelson’s Stanley Cup challenge”) was accompanied by a photo said to be of 917 Edgewood Avenue, home to the Patrick family. In fact, we erroneously used a picture of a very similar-looking house a few doors down. Here’s the correct one.

with creative ways to celebrate the themes through activity programs and special events. There are always two parts to any summer reading club: agespecific group activities, and the reading logs. So for kids who — like the kid who a million years ago would happily spend a day under a tree with Trixie Belden — are inclined to gobble their books, there’s great satisfaction in setting the menu and listing ingredients. That celebratory sticker for each completed log book is dessert!

“This is waaay better than hanging out on the streeting corner trying to look cool.” Sizzling summer teen programs are coming too. This is waaaay better than hanging out on the street corner trying to look cool. Wednesday afternoon programs for youth 12 years and up are in the works — board games, Wii, yoga, crafts, and movies, among other fun stuff. I don’t know if cool kids still read Trixie Belden. They might, along with Ivy and Bean (Anne Barrows) or that fabulous, diarywriting Wimpy Kid (Jeff Kinney). These days, horse-lovers have books by Lauren Brooke and mystery-lovers have Rick Riordan’s books, among others. All I know is that for this tenyear-old horse-lover, Trixie combined everything to make a great character: she was smart, and she solved mysteries on horseback (it doesn’t get much better than that). Put that together with a DQ under a tree on a hot day (careful not to drip!) and, as far as I was concerned, I had a perfect summer. But if there’d been a Summer Reading Club back when I was a kid (in the ancient era of five cent cones and bookmobiles) I’d have been in absolute heaven.

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Nelson Youth Soccer U11 Selects

Boys strike gold in Montana


Special to the Nelson Star

The Nelson U11 Selects battled through the heat and some tough competition this last weekend, returning home from Kalispell, Montana with a gold medal. The local rep squad came out on top of the six-team U11 boys division at the 18th annual 3 Blind Refs Soccer Tournament held June 4 and 5.

“We didn’t know what to expect from the boys in the second game because of the late start, and the fact that a lot of them were interested in the score of the Canucks game that they were missing.” James Baxter U11 Selects Coach

With coaches Kerry Dyck and James Baxter asking the team to take a focussed defensive approach for the entire weekend, the boys started strong on Saturday morning with an impressive 8-1 win against Polson FC from Polson, Montana. Nelson scoring came from Thomas Baxter and Aidan Mushumanski with a goal each, Angus Paterson counting a pair, and Milo Baranyai Sheppard tallying four. Eli Lutz played well in goal in his first action between the posts this season, before being replaced in the second half by regular goal keeper Jacob Erickson. The second game saw Nelson taking on the Idaho Thunder from Post Falls, Idaho in a Saturday evening affair, with first place in the pool and a trip to the semifinals on the line. “We didn’t know what to expect from the boys in the second game because of the late start, and the fact that a

lot of them were interested in the score of the Canucks game that they were missing,” said Baxter. “But they stuck to the game plan and started with defending first.” Despite a lot of pressure from a strong Idaho side, Nelson made the most of its opportunities with Baranyai Sheppard scoring a hat trick, Josh Yasek adding a single, and Erickson keeping the clean sheet for the shutout and a 4-0 Nelson win. The semi-final on Sunday morning took on a Kootenay flavour with Nelson coming up against the Kootenay South Warriors, a team of rep players from the Castlegar, Trail and Rossland area. “It was a bit funny to travel all the way to Montana and end up playing another local team in the semi-final,” said Dyck. “But we had to keep the boys from becoming too over-confident as they had already played this team earlier in the year and came away with a convincing victory.” Nelson started strong with an early goal from Ernesto Archambault, and despite a deflected shot getting past Erickson, Jaden Dyck scored on a long distance kick, and Yasek and Baranyai Sheppard each scored again to effectively put the game out of reach. The score ended a 5-1 win, after a Kootenay South player deflected the ball into his own goal off of a Nelson corner kick. The Sunday afternoon final saw a rematch, with Nelson taking on the Idaho Thunder (who had defeated the Coeur d’Alene Sting in the other semi-final) again in a battle for the championship medal. “We knew that the Thunder would be out to fight hard after losing to us the previous day, and that was exactly the case” said Baxter. “Both teams played a spirited and physical first half, and there were many good runs from both teams.” Nelson went into half time up 1-0, with Dyck

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Community Literacy Award

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ώ A grandparent who reads to you

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Do you know a Champion for Literacy? The Nelson U11 Selects played some great soccer, and claimed the gold medal at last weekend’s tournament in Kalispell, Montana.

scoring again on a long distance shot that surprised the Idaho goalkeeper. The second half started with the same hard play, but goals from Paterson and Baranyai Sheppard made the score 3-0. A late defensive breakdown allowed the Thunder to capitalize and score a goal, but it wasn’t enough as Nelson held on for a 3-1 win and the first place finish. “It was a great way for the boys to end the weekend after playing so well, and it was a fun tournament for the coaches, players, and parents that made the trip to Montana,” said Dyck. “They battled hard every game, and the perfect record was a total team effort.”

“This team has improved so much from the beginning of the season as everyone becomes more comfortable each other,” Baxter added. “Being able to play a twoway game of strong defense and having good offensive threats is a benefit, and that showed in our goals for and against ratio.” The coaches singled out the defensive play of Jesse Thurston, Baxter, and Yasek as being particularly solid, with the offensive play of Baranyai Sheppard, Paterson, and Dyck being equally impressive. The team’s next tournament is on the July long weekend in Rutland, where they hope to build further on their season.

CBAL wants to celebrate all those who have made a significant contribution to literacy in Nelson. Nomination forms are available in the Learning Place, the Nelson Star, the Nelson Public Library and around town.

Who is a Champion for Literacy?

A Champion for Literacy nominee can be an individual, service group, organization or business... anyone who has made a commitment to literacy and learning! Deadline for nominations is June 30, 2011 For more information call Joan at 250-352-3218 or email at

Community Literacy Award NOMINATION FORM Name of Individual(s), Service Group or Business:____________ _______________________________________________ Nominee(s) Contact Information: Address:_________________________________________ Phone Number:____________________________________ Email Address:_____________________________________ Brief summary of why you are nominating this individual(s), group or business:__________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Nominated by:____________________________________ Phone Number:___________________________________ Email:__________________________________________ Deadline for nominations is June 30, 2011. Nominations may be submitted by: email to drop of at The Learning Place or the Public Library Nomination forms available: At the Learning Place, in the Nelson Star, at the Nelson Public Library, in locations around town For more information please call Joan at 250-352-3218


Friday, June 10, 2011 Nelson Star Vous pouvez offrir l’éducation à vos enfants en français, ici même à Nelson. Did you know you can offer your children a French education right here at home in Nelson or Rossland? We offer grades K-5. Phone or come and visit us. It would be our pleasure to meet with you.

Sports Binghamton Senators Win Calder Cup

Kinrade an AHL champion

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Natural disasters. Peace-of-mind protection. With natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis devastating cities around the globe, it’s becoming more and more important that we understand the risks and take precautions. In B.C., its almost forest fire season - and we have seen firsthand the devastation these can cause to our belongings and homes. While it’s impossible to prevent a natural disaster, the guarantee of peaceof-mind protection should be expected from an insurance HOME company. How INSURANCE will your insurance WITH company respond SHERYL if disaster strikes? MUNTAK There are some fundamental things your insurance company should do:

Help to get you back on track. Depending on the extent of damage, you may need a team of tradespeople to help you restore your home. Though your insurance company may approve a certain amount of funds for restoration, you should still have the option to quote with a contractor of your choice. Or, if you prefer, your insurance company should provide the names of skilled professionals. The benefit of working with a local insurance company is that they will be able to give you qualified recommendations in your area.


Assist with the emergency. In the event of a natural disaster, you should be able to contact your insurance company any time day or night. Once coverage is confirmed, they should assist by calling in professionals to help and arrange for items like humidifiers, or tarp for your roof, to help reduce further damage. Explain coverage details. Once an adjuster has spoken to you, or viewed your loss, your insurance company should explain to you what is and isn’t covered under the policy. They should also discuss repair or replacement of your contents to help you decide how to move forward with your claim. If a natural disaster renders your home uninhabitable and coverage allows, your insurance company should also provide options for alternate accommodations until it can be restored.

Keep you informed. You shouldn’t be kept guessing. From beginning to end, your insurance company should keep you updated on progress and possible delays so that you have the confidence of knowing when your home will return to normal. There’s no way to predict when a natural disaster will occur, but if you understand the risks and take precautions, you can benefit from the peace-of-mind protection of your insurance company to alleviate the stress of a claim. Contact BCAA to learn more about BCAA Home Insurance and the kind of coverage and service you can expect should loss or damage occur to your home. Sheryl Muntak is an Insurance Advisor at BCAA. She can be reached at

photo courtesy Darren Abate/AHL

Former Nelson Minor Hockey defenceman Geoff Kinrade (back row, fourth from right) celebrates with his Binghamton Senators teammates after capturing the Calder Cup on Tuesday night. Nelson Star Staff

Geoff Kinrade and the Binghamton Senators finished off a magical playoff run Tuesday night when they claimed the Calder Cup championship with a 3-2 win over the Houston Aeros at the Toyota Center in Houston. The Senators, who joined the American Hockey League in 2002-03 as the top development team of the National Hockey League’s Ottawa Senators, had missed the playoffs for five consecutive seasons entering the 2010-11 campaign but finished it by earning the city of Binghamton’s first championship in 29 years of hosting an AHL franchise. Kinrade is in his second year with the Baby Sens. The swift blueliner played his minor hockey in Nelson, and played two seasons of Junior B for the Leafs before heading

Geoff Kinrade

off to the BCHL, where he became an all-star defenceman. Kinrade played four years of NCAA hockey with Michigan Tech. Binghamton defeated the Aeros four games to two, winning the final three games in a row, and four of the last five af-

ter dropping the series opener. The Senators also established an AHL record with 10 road victories this postseason (10-2) and finished 15-4 in their final 19 playoff games overall after falling into a 3-1 deficit against the Manchester Monarchs in the first round. Binghamton overcame that deficit — winning all four games of the series in overtime — before knocking off the Portland Pirates (4-2) and Charlotte Checkers (4-0) en route to the Finals match-up with Houston. The Senators’ playoff roster featured 15 players who appeared in a combined 232 National Hockey League games with the parent Ottawa Senators during the 2010-11 season. More than 87 per cent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates. — With files from

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Kootenay Lake Sailing Association

Bringing new level of water fun to the kids

to all the companies that generously helped us sponsor theyou BCYRSA Provincial Jumprope Thank for the generous support of Championships May 13th-May15th at LV Rogers the many businesses who contributed to and helped make it a huge success!

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ώ Central Education Centre ώ Corporation of the City of Nelson - Nelson Hydro ώ Dr. Dean Zarikoff ώ Dr. Scott Pentecost ώ Home Hardware ώ Kiwanis Club of Nelson ώ Nelson Fire Department ώ Nelson Italian Canadian Society ώ Nelson Realty ώ Pixie Candy Silver Level Sponsors** ώ Amanda’s Restaurant ώ Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza ώ Catholic Ladies Auxillary ώ Civic Auto Repair ώ Cottonwood Kitchens ώ Dr. Kevin McKenzie ώ Dr. Larry Bickerton ώ Fomi’s Bakery ώ Gaia Rising ώ Gericks Cycle and Sport ώ Gorge Ventures Ltd. ώ Kokanee Physiotherapy Clinic ώ Kootenai Moon Furniture ώ Maglio Building Centre ώ Midtown Motors ώ Nasmyth, Morrow & Bogusz ώ Nelson & District Community Complex ώ Oso Negro ώ Poulin Agencies ώ RE/MAX RHC Realty ώ RHC Insurance Brokers ώ ROAM

ώ Taylor-Wilton Nelson ώ Valhalla Path Realty ώ Valhalla Pure Outfitters ώ Water Pure and Simple ώ Waves on the Lake Bronze Level Sponsors* ώ 7—Eleven ώ A&W ώ Annie’s Boutique ώ Baker Street Mens Wear ώ Baldface ώ Bentley ώ BMO ώ Coles the Book People ώ Culinary Conspiracy ώ Curves ώ Dollar Store ώ Dr. K. Bibby ώ Feelings with Flowers ώ Habits ώ Kootenay Bakery Café ώ Kootenay Co-op ώ Kootenay Growers Supply ώ Mark’s Work Wearhouse ώ Nature’s Health Products ώ Nelson Farmers Supply ώ Otter Books ώ Remedy’s ώ Safeway ώ Shoes for the Sole ώ Snowpack Outdoor Experience ώ The Sacred Ride ώ Through the Looking Glass ώ Walmart ώ What’s Happening Party Rentals

Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill - Brent and Tanya, and staff Sage Tapa’s & Wine Bar Prestige Lakeside Resort and Convention Centre Best Western Baker Street Inn & Convention Centre Art of Brewing Granite Pointe Golf Club Whitewater Winter Resort Shalimar Health Spa Friscoe’s Steak & Seafood House Jackson’s Hole & Grill Nelson Brewing Co. Save-On-Foods Cowan’s OfÀce Supplies Pennywise • Express • Nelson Star • Nelson Daily News YourMosaic Dollar with More Big Thanks to the Moving SambaStore Band, our MC Bob Keating and everyone else who made the Opening Ceremonies an enjoyable evening. Nelson Rhythm Roper Parents who came out to help and support ώ Annie Bailey and Laurie Mannings for the amazing banquet dinner. ώ Michael Graham for his smart wit andus. hilarious entertainment. ώ Dr. DeeAnne Gelinas and Heidi Ogden for there therapy for our athletes. ώ ChrisAll Mulvihill, Teresa Segstro Craig our greathad tournament directors. the people whoandcame and a good time. ώ Our amazing Rhythm Roper coaches, Brenda Reid, Nancy Ferguson, Teresa Segstro, Leona Musa and Mauricewe Poulin and our incredible Rhythm it Roper team! you! Thanks a million, couldn’t have done without ώ All the Rhythm Roper parents and grandparents that helped out all weekend! ώ Everyone who came to watch, tickets,year! and cheered us on! See bought you next Thanks a billion, we couldn’t have done it without you! Nationals 0623 here we come!

Brett MacDonald and Yael Oosthuizen take an Optimist sailboat out for a spin on Kootenay Lake.


Nelson Star Reporter

Attention would-be water adventurers: the Kootenay Lake Youth Sailing program is looking for you. The program hosts its open house Sunday at Lakeside Park, where it will offer young sailing enthusiasts and interested newbies a chance to come take a spin in several new boats. The youth program started last summer, when the adult Kootenay Lake Sailing Association hosted a kids’ summer camp through B.C. Sailing. “It was a smashing success,” says youth fleet captain David Oosthuizen. “The community grabbed onto it. We filled up programs really quickly and the coaches had a great time.” All in all, the association put on three weeks of camps, teaching 60 kids the basics of sailing. While the camp is returning this summer, it’s already filled up. To meet demand, Oosthuizen explains, the association is now putting together its own fleet of boats and building an in-house program. “We’re going to try to do it

so it’s a fun thing and do it our own way — a Kootenay approach,” he says. “Lots of fun, just getting kids out who want to try sailing and learn a bit about it. If there’s a few kids who really want to do some racing we can set that up.”

“We’re going to try to do it so it’s a fun thing and do it our own way, Kootenay approach. Lots of fun, safety, just getting kids out who want to try sailing and learn a bit about it. If there’s a few kids that really want to do some racing we can set that up.” David Oosthuizen Youth Fleet Captain

The boats on display Sunday are Optimists — the oneto-two person model for six to 14 year olds used in the summer camps. All three local boats are sponsored and named (the Secret Garden

Toy, the Kokanee Camera Co. and, from a private donor, the Papa Mike). The Optimists look “like a bathtub with a sail,” Oosthuizen says, and are ideal for training children. “They’re quite stable and safe but when you have a bunch of them out there together, they can be quite technical,” he says. Older youth, meanwhile, can use Lasers or two-person vessels such as small dinghies, a few of which have already been donated. Oosthuizen says there are several reasons to give sailing a try. One: Nelson’s waterfront, which BC Sailing reps have described as “a golden place.” Two: it’s a sport open to virtually anyone. “Sixty to 70 per cent of the camp are girls,” he says. “It’s quite accessible. Disabled people have found an outlet in sailing. It really can level the field. Girls race side-by-side with boys. You don’t have to separate them. It’s a unique platform that way.” The youth sailing open house runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lakeside Park. — With files from Greg Nesteroff

Can you help out? Your family? Your team? Your service club? Your organization?

Join our Team! Nelson, Castlegar and Trail are hosting the BC Senior Games, August 16-22, and we need your help! Volunteers are needed for a wide spectrum of areas and activities. Right now, volunteers are needed for the following jobs:

Register as a Volunteer Online registration:

1. Hosts for Castlegar and Trail 2. Medical First Aid (re-certi¿cation is available) 3. Drivers for all cities 4. Security for all areas 5. Sports: Swimming, Track and Field, Horseshoes, Crib, Dragon Boat 6. Registration Tables 7. Phone calling

Register as a volunteer now! Our volunteers are vital to the success of the games and will get ‘front row seats’ to all the action!

Paper Registration: Nelson Community Complex, Castlegar Community Complex, Trail Public Library, Trail Aquatic Center Main of¿ce phone: 250-608-2927


Friday, June 10, 2011 Nelson Star



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Provincial Gold in Bowling for Seniors’ Team The team from the Seniors’ Five Pin Bowling Club in Nelson won the Bert Hill Provincial Bowling Tournament in Nanaimo on May 25. The team was 20 points ahead of their closest competition. The team is made up of (L-R) Dawn Williams, Anne Secord, Linda Denny, Lorna Hamilton and Lee McNeill.

Sam Steele Days, June 16 - 19, 2011 » Spirit Square, Downtown June 16-19, 2011

Let’s go to


DAYS ’11

It's all happening at Spirit Square, Downtown Cranbrook!

Something for the whole family Sam Steele Days is Cranbrook’s annual festival featuring fun and excitement for everyone in the family. Enjoy a kid’s fun zone, strongman competition, parade, ball tournament and much more! Taste of Cranbrook will showcase a variety of local restaurants, artists and entertainers. Enjoy a sampling of Cranbrook’s finest restaurants—sampling tickets start at $1. Bring your appetite because your tastebuds are in for a real treat! Enjoy your treats while listening to the community stage entertainment and then browse the arts and crafts displays. It all takes place at Spirit Square, Saturday, June 18th, downtown Cranbrook in the Kootenay Rockies. For information, call the Sam Steele Society at 250-426-4161 or 1-800-222-6174 or visit



Female Soccer at the Elite Level

Regional soccer try-outs set SUBMITTED

Special to the Nelson Star

The success of the past year’s 2010-11 girls regional soccer program was solidified with several girls being approached by various colleges from Canada and the U.S. Try-out dates for the upcoming year have been selected for Wednesday, July 20

and Thursday, July 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lakeside fields in Nelson. If the weather does not cooperate, the try-outs will be moved into the Soccer Quest indoor facility in Nelson. Try-outs cost $100 per player and players must register prior to July 18 at the Soccer Quest office either in person or by phone at 250-352-4625.

Is the snoring too loud? Snoring could be a sign of a more serious condition. Maybe we can help.

Call today for a complimentary consultation and learn how we can quiet the snoring, or visit our website at: Dr. Yuro Ihns 250-365-7511 Dr. Peter Lawczynski 250-304-2111

Online registration is also available at For players who make the squad, the try-out fee will be deducted from annual program fees. All program information including training and tournament information can be obtained at The program is for players between the ages of 14 to 18, based on 2010 date of birth.

Taylor notches win

CHRISTINA LAKE — Granite Pointe’s Nolan Taylor picked up his first win of the West Kootenay Junior Golf Circuit season last Saturday in Christina Lake. Taylor needed extra holes, but eventually triumphed over Tanner Kopan who was playing on his home course. Both players shot identical 75s in regulation, but the long-hitting Taylor took advantage of a the par five playoff hole to score the victory. Granite Pointe’s Nolan Renwick took third in the 13-14 age division at Christina Lake. Nelson’s Carson Arcuri also finished third in the same division the previous weekend in Castlegar.


Registration Reminder

Nelson Minor Hockey Association would like to remind hockey players that the deadline for early registration is Friday July 1st. There will be a registration clinic at the Nelson and District Community Complex Thursday June 24 from 2:30 to 6:00 pm. For more information you can visit

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Churches of Nelson

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.) 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

First Baptist Church

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

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

Unity Centre of the Kootenays Sunday 11:00 am

The Salvation Army

Nelson Community Church

Wayling, Richard Foster

Aug. 14, 1968- June 5, 2011

of Kimberley, B.C. passed away peacefully at Foothills Hospital surrounded by his loving and devoted family. Richard is survived by his parents, Terry and Dorothy Wayling, wife Robyn, sister Jennifer, brother David, two special stepsons, Owen Kendal (Carissa Carbonneau) and Evan Kendal (Fawn Rodgers) as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Richard was born and raised in Nelson, B.C. He graduated from high school and pursued his Education at the University of Victoria where he attained his teaching degree. In 1994 Richard moved to Kimberley and began his teaching career at Selkirk Secondary. He left teaching after 5 years to begin a new career working in real estate sales and development.

Sunday Worship Service at 11:00 am

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn his passing and our one wish for all that knew him, is to always remember his quick smile and distinctive laugh and all that he gave, including his organs for transplant. There will be a celebration of Richardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life on Saturday, June 11, at McKim Middle School Theatre beginning at 2:00pm. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations to the East Kootenay Club Volleyball Association, B.C. Epilepsy Society, or MS Society would be desirable.

Dan Nelson â&#x20AC;&#x153;Free Energyâ&#x20AC;?

Everyone is Welcome

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

Everyone Welcome! 905 Gordon Rd (IHA Bldg., back door)

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)

Richard was a hard working individual that always gave 110% to everything he chose to be involved with. He was known for his honesty and integrity and connection with each individual he encountered. Richard had a love of sports from a very young age and one of his biggest passions was coaching as he saw the potential in every athlete. He will be fondly remembered by many youth in the community for all the hours he spent coaching and being in his second natural environment, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the gymnasium.â&#x20AC;?

First Baptist Church

Parish office open weekday mornings.

Nelson United Church Nelson United Church

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

Ministers: David Boyd, Christine Dudley Sunday Worship Gathering: 10:00 am Pentecost Service of Holy Communion Huge Annual Garage Sale Saturday, June 11th, 9:00 a.m.

All are welcome

Nursery Room Available Sunday School (ages 4 and up) 602 Silica Street, Nelson BC V1L 1L 4N1 Ph: 250.352.2822 â&#x20AC;˘ sonunitedchurch ca


Friday, June 10, 2011 Nelson Star

Community Branch 51 Nelson Senior Citizens

Strawberry Tea celebrates 22 who have cracked 90 SUBMITTED

Special to the Nelson Star

Branch 51 of the Nelson Senior Citizens held its ninth Strawberry Tea Festival to honour those members of our area who will attain their 90th birthday in 2011. The event was the brainchild of Betty McRae who

was the Branch 51 secretary from 2002 to 2009. Betty has always felt that recognition should be given to those members in our community that have reached this milestone birthday. Mildred Anderson, the branch president, welcomed guests on behalf of Senior Citizens Branch 51.

The 22 over 90s who attended the party are all longtime residents and have contributed much time and effort to the well-being and success of our community. Jennifer Warthe entertained attendees with several songs. Betty Golata, at 97, and Henry Stevenson, 95, were the oldest honourees.



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#205 - 824 6TH STREET Good collectables, household items, beautiful old things etc. NO early birds, please.

Saturday June 11, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm GARAGE SALE

6 4015 BONNINGTON ROAD Mixed household goods, sports equipment, clothing, kids items & many miscellaneous items.

Saturday June 11th 8:30am - 3:30 pm

1220 MILL STREET BRADER WOOD ESTATES Multi --Family Many, many, household items!

Saturday June 11th 9am - 12 noon


1316 FALLS STREET 7 NEAR ROBSON & FALLS ST Multi-Family Many, many miscellaneous items & books.

Saturday June 11th 8am - 12 noon


Annual Giant Garage Sale! Tools, small appliances, toys, house goods, linens, jewelry & a large FREE table!

Saturday June 11th, 9am - 12 noon


Saturday June 11, 9am -3am Sunday, June 12, 9am - 1am


8 610 & 616 7TH STREET IN BACK ALLEY BETWEEN THESE TWO ADDRESSES Furniture, kids clothes & toys, household items Sponsored by the Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band

Saturday June 11th 8 am - 12 noon


Bikes, Toys, Books, Baby Clothing, Small Appliances, etc... $75 Older Heavy duty Hot Point Washing Machine $65 Bench Seat for Dodge Caravan



60 Bikes, Exercise Equipment, Guitars, Drums, Boards, Boots, Skis, a Boat, Tents & Miscellaneous!

Saturday June 11th 9 am - 1 pm


Ikea Shelves, Camping Gear, TV, IPOD Docks, XBox 360 w/DJ Hero & Turntable, Household items, Jewelery, Christmas Decorations, Planters & MORE!

Saturday June 10th, 9am - 1pm

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Your community. Your classifieds.

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How to place a

Classified Ad with 250.352.1890

Call Or Drop by our office at 514 Hall Street Nelson, BC 8:30-5:00 Monday - Friday

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Coming Events

Lost & Found

~ INSPIRATION ~ A production by Rhythmic Dimension students & guests. Come out for an inspiring, exciting & original show of Rhythmic Gymnastics & Dance! Saturday June 11th 7pm at the Nelson Capitol Theatre Vendors wanted for Grand Forks Fall Fair, Sat + Sun, Sept 10 + 11. Call Les at 250442-3054. VINTAGE SALE. Clothing, furniture, accessories, Saturday, June 25, 10am-5pm. 721 Front St, Nelson, BC.

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

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

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

Help Wanted

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


Getaways LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6, BBQ. Summer rates. 2 nights $389 / 3 nights $549. Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891

Employment Business Opportunities COKE & CANDY Vending Route. Local Hi-Traffic Locations. Earn $40+ per year. Fast & Safe Investment Return. Secure Your Future- Be the Boss! Factory Direct Pricing. 1-888-579-0892. Must Sell!

Career Opportunities PT ECE position must be lisenced, new grads welcome, may lead to perm FT in Sept, start June 27 wage TBD, resume to Golden Bear Children’s Centre, Rossland.




Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

Drivers Wanted: Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License High School Diploma or GED. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE

Education/Trade Schools AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783

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. GRAPPLE YARDER Operator (Madil 124). Based out of Prince Rupert. Full-time, must be experienced, union wages. Email: Fax: 1-604-677-9475. Part-time Bartender required Royal Canadian Legion Branch 51, Nelson Please drop off resume at 402 Victoria Street, attention Carol

The Whole School, a Kindergarten to Grade 7 Independent School, is hiring a part time elementary teacher for the 2011-12 school year. Desired applicants must have current BCCT certification along with a passion for alternative education. Experience in multi-aged classroom an asset. Looking for an independent, creative, collaborative individual with strong team teaching and communication skills. For further information contact Principal Pierre Kaufmann (250) 226-7737 Resumes can be emailed or mailed PO Box 240, Winlaw, V0G 2J0 Closing date June 14th


Must have Valid Certifications. • Preferred Valid Driver’s License Domcor Health, Safety and Security Inc. Send Resumes to: Website:

Buy, Rent, Sell! Labourers LABOURER position $11.50 per hr. Apply in person @Pine Profiles Inc, 515 Davis Drive, Creston or call 250-428-0178


Help Wanted

Executive Director: North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society in beautiful Kaslo, BC.

Industrial Electricians

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. Licensed Automotive Tech req. You must be motivated, focused on customer service & organized with the ability to work on your own. Email resume to: or mail: 370 S Mackenzie Ave, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1C7 Attn: Leo Nieuwland.


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Help Wanted Employment Opportunity: Make a Difference!


Seeking creative, dynamic individual with qualifications relating to community social services or counselling. You have experience in administering contracts and communicating with funders, public, board of directors and clients. You have leadership capacity to support and supervise a diverse professional team and demonstrated success in creating programs, grant writing and proposal development. You respect the need for adhering to human resource development and regulation. You understand financial statements and have a disciplined and collaborative approach to agency growth. You are capable of developing policy and procedure and enjoy organizational development as required by leading an accredited agency. You love a positive challenge and will enjoy being part of a regional social services partnership. You will enjoy this lifestyle opportunity at 24 hours per week. Agency information and job description at Competition closes August 15; interviews ongoing during July and August. Start mid September. Orientation and cross-over with current ED provided. Please submit Curriculum Vitae to:

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

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Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking CLASS 1 & 3 DRIVERS required for road construction, Alberta. Water truck and truck and pup experience preferred. Living allowance included. Fax (403)309-0489.

Help Wanted

International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) is one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest producers of quality wood products. Interfor holds timber harvesting rights in BC and is a leader in employing new sustainable forestry practices. We are one of North America’s fastest growing forestry companies. We are looking for individuals whom are self-starters, team oriented, have a positive attitude, and are looking for challenges in a fast paced ever changing environment. This is an ideal position for someone with layout experience who wishes to grow and advance their career.

A 3 line ad in the Nelson Star classifieds costs as little as $10.50! Plus your ad appears in the Trail Rossland News, Castlegar News and on for FREE!

Logging Engineers

Advertsing/Sponsorship Sales The Nelson Leafs Hockey Society is looking for a highly motivated individual to sell Advertising and Sponsorship for the 2011/2012 Hockey Season. This position will be on contract basis and remuneration will be commission based. Please submit resume and proposal to Submission Deadline : June 20, 2011

Reporting to the Area Engineer, the logging engineer is a leader and coordinator within our forest management team. The logging engineer is responsible for: - Field layout of conventional, cable and helicopter harvest blocks. - Road and block planning, design and layout. - Supervision of junior staff and contractors. - Supervision of road and logging contractors. - Preparation of logging / road plans and project coordination. - Permit applications. - Managing safety and environment systems. These positions are based out of Campbell River, a vibrant community on eastern Vancouver Island. Campbell River offers world class recreation, a young growing community and affordable housing. These positions include a mixture of field (usually camp based) and office work. Positions are available for both the Sunshine Coast and the Mainland Coast area. The candidate should have a minimum of 3 years layout experience, be an RFT or RPF, or be eligible for registration with the Association of BC Forest Professionals. The Logging Engineer position is a stepping stone into senior engineering, planning, forestry and supervisory positions. Lesser qualified individuals may be offered alternative positions. Candidates should e-mail a current resume and cover letter to by Friday, June 17th, 2011.


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TWO Friendly Ferrets for sale. One Male, One Female. We are including many extras with the ferrets. We are asking $300.00 ďŹ rm to a good home, and we do require they stay together as they love each other so much! Contact Karin (250) 5057810

200 gallon used home heating oil fuel tanks. 250-352-1826

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

Garage Sales 510 Innes St. Uphill, Nelson Yard Sale, 9am-noon. Tools, kitchen stuff, clothes, furniture. No early birds, please.

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.

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Misc. for Sale ANTLER BUYER. Cash paid! Sheds, racks, brown, white, taxidermy mounts, ivorys, etc. ANTIQUES: snowshoes, wooden skis, ďŹ shing tackle, chaps, beadwork, oil paintings, etc. Call (250)426-6993 or email

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

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

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ENJOY LAKESIDE LIVING Cozy Log Cabin Located at Twin Bays on Kootenay Lake 3/bdrm. full basement, hot tub, RV parking, 65â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of frontage $375,000

Apt/Condos for Sale Nelson: Amber Bay Condo, top ďŹ&#x201A;oor unit, many upgrades. Price reduced. Listed on #196542 250-352-7517

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WATER FRONT property $99,000 incls. boat moorage Site 21. Phone 250-491-7731.

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 ANYONEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S price!

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Shop from home! Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent BRIGHT, Cozy 1BR suite uphill Nelson. Gas ďŹ replace, includes utilities. N/S N/P References please. $695 250-352-0536

NELSON: Gyro Park, Lake View Apartment. 1 or 2 bdrm, newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, private entrance, shared laundry, clawfoot tub and internet. Semi-furnished, if needed. Park-like setting. NS/ NP References required. Ideal for professional or couple. Avail. July 1st. $1,100/mo all inclusive. Call 352-0776. NELSON: High Street Condo Bedroom & Den. Beautifully renovated, great view, secure parking, insuite laundry NSNP. Available June 1. References required. 354-0144

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Available July or Aug 1st 4- Bedroom 2-Bath Home on 2 acres. Lots of New Upgrades. Remote Location. 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

Lower Rossland 3 bedroom house with garage, large yard & deck. Available immediately. 250.362.2105. Long term tenant.

NELSON: Modest 3 bdrm house, minutes out of town, NS/NP, $850/mo + util. Avail July 1. 250-354-4381 THRUMS Mobile Home, 2 bdrm, F/S, W/D, deck with addition, no dogs 250-3597178 or 250-304-9273

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Cars - Sports & Imports OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: www.bcmotor 250-545-2206

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.

Scrap Car Removal 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

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


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

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

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

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

SALMO RURAL renovated 4 bd starter home. .41 ac Level fenced gardens. Workshop Quick Possession. $189,000. Call Burke Jones. YMIR 4 bd 2 bt home on spacious lot. Many upgrades. Ready to move into! $299,000. Call Burke Jones. UP & DOWN DUPLEX Each unit is 1000 sf. A 3 bd & a 2 UP & DOWN DUPLEX. Easy to rent. Close to downtown. $329,000. Call David Gentles. SLOCAN VALLEY. Pristine 83 acres @ Cougar Bluffs. Pristine Wilderness. $299,900 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. Inlaw suite. Private. Decks. $615,000. Call John Knox VIEW RIDGE. Natural,Treed building site. 1.12 Acres $99,900. No HST. Call David. IDYLLIC COUNTRY PUB on 1.13 acres. Centrally located, known for its food & atmosphere. Great turn key operation. Call Burke Jones. SALMO: 1 1/2 storey 5 bdrm sapcious home. Fireplace. garage. Lg fenced yard. Affordable @ $224,900. Call Burke Jones SALMO: COMMERCIAL BUILDING -- 4 units consisting of 2 warehouses & 2 storefronts. Lg yard. Excellent exposure $224,900. Call Burke Jones



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


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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

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!



ACROSS FROM TENTH STREET CAMPUS. Great investment location. 4 bdrm 2 bth & in-law suite. $379,000. Call David Gentles 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. MIRROR LAKE Gambrel, Open design 3 bd 2 bt. View Deck. Level .83 acres. 1 block from Mirror Lake & 2 blocks to Kootenay Lake Great location, just south of Kaslo..$339,900 Call David. LONGBEACH 4-level split. Spacious 4 bd, deck, gardens, garage. Private 1/2 ac. $389,000. Call David Gentles. 15 WOODED ACRES overlooking Kootenay River. Classic design Log Home. Multi decks & gardens. 2 Detached Garages. Kennel $699,900. 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

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.

ERIE CREEK FRONT. 4 bdrm 2800 sqft home. 1900 sqft basement. Covered enclosed porch. dble carport. Great price @ $364,900. 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.

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.

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.

HERITAGE Quality Craftsman 4 bd Home. Wood accents, floors, French doors, leaded glass. 77 x 120 lot. $574,900. Call John Knox.

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.

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.

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.

TURN-KEY Septic Business. Excellent returns. Control your future. Call Burke Jones.

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

MOBILE @ 6-MILE. Well kept 14 x 70. 3 bdrm.Upgraded. $42,000. Burke Jones.

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. $209,900 Call Trevor Jenkinson 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.

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

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

433 Josephine St.Nelson, BC V1L 1W4 Ph. 250.352.2100 Fax 250.352.6888

SPROULE CREEK/TAGHUM 4 bd 3 bt, full basement. Suite potential. .83 ac. $434,900. Call David Gentles.

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

HIGH STREET Unique location. Solid 2 bdrm starter home. $259,000. Call David Gentles.

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

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

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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. AFFORDABLE 1/2 DUPLEX. Great starter. 3 bd 1.5 bt. Views. Deck & more. $174,900 Call Trevor Jenkinson.

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. SPACIOUS 3 BDRM 1991 14’wide mobile in Greenwood MHP. Comfortable amenities, addition, decks, large bath, open living/kitchen. $84,900 Call Trevor Jenkinson.

Dave Gentles Burke Jones John Knox Trevor Jenkinson 250.354.8225 250.354.8515 250.505.6645 250.354.8409


Friday, June 10, 2011 Nelson Star

Jennifer Cowan Advertising Sales Representative


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Feed your need for high Internet speed.

Each year the West Kootenay Telus Community Ambassadors take part in the Telus Day of Giving. They are a group primarily of retirees who enjoy helping our communities in a variety of ways. There are 32 locations across the country where volunteers take part in many different local projects. On May 28 members of the group filled 360 Kits for Kids. These backpacks are filled with school supplies and will be donated to the local school districts in Nelson, Trail and Grand Forks, and later distributed to children in need. They have been participating in this project for several years and it is very well received by all the schools. To date over 40,000 Telus volunteers have given 122,000 volunteer hours across the country.

Book sale raises funds for women

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VALLICAN — The West Kootenay Women’s Association will hold a book sale on June 19 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Vallican Whole. They are looking for book donations of all kinds, but particularly books of interest to women. Proceeds will go towards buying new books for the Nelson Women’s Centre library, especially books authored by local women. When dropping off donations, please leave books at the back door of the centre with a sign designating books for sale. Call 250352-9916 for more information.

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News/Community Spring Freshet Brings Annual Warning

Nelson water advisory issued

Nelson Star Staff

Spring runoff and recent bouts of rain has downgraded Nelson’s water quality to a “fair” rating. According to the city’s public works department, Nelson’s water has increased cloudiness and turbidity due to the extra precipitation. Both the Interior

Health Authority and the City of Nelson are monitoring the situation, and an update on water quality is expected Monday. In the meantime, public works staff suggest children, seniors and residents with weakened immune systems drink bottled or distilled water. Tap water that will be used for drink-

ing, washing food, brushing teeth and so forth should be boiled for one minute before using. l As the spring melt continues, public works is also asking residents to monitor creeks around the city. Report blocked culverts and overflow to the Nelson Fire Department at 250-352-3103.

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

Art auction to help local women

Valhalla Path Realty

280 Baker St., Nelson, BC



Special to the Nelson Star

The Circle of Habondia Lending Society, a registered non-profit organization, has been providing West Kootenay women with financial literacy skills and resources since 1998. Habondia is dedicated to the financial empowerment of women and their families in the West Kootenay. The organization has provided micro-loans of up to $1,000 to approximately 85 women who could not ordinarily access traditional forms of credit. In addition to providing numerous successful micro-loans, Habondia offers community members the opportunity to invest locally and ethically. Through a partnership formed with the Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Habondia has developed an investment backed (guaranteed) loans fund. This fund allows individuals to invest in Term Deposits and earn interest while building collateral for the loans given to local women — a win-win situation for all! Presently, Habondia is engaged in the Community WISH (Women in Sustainable Housing) project which began in 2009. Funded by Status of Women Canada, this unique project promotes the economic and social advancement of women by removing barriers of inequality and promoting the elimination of violence against women. The Circle of Habondia Lending Society is officially entering into the arts with a charitable auction. On Thursday, June 30, Habondia will host its gala Women to Women Art Auction fundraiser. Open to all, the auction will showcase pieces created and donated by such talented artists as Yvonne Munro, Sue Whittaker, Lainey Benson and Carol Reynolds, just to name a few. The donated pieces will be auctioned at the event with the proceeds going to the Circle of Habondia and its WISH project. Some of the other “artistic” offerings on the block include a series of voice lessons with Bessie Wapp, a tree donated by Georama Growers and other delights. The auctioneer for the event is none other than Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall. Beginning at 7 p.m. at Self Design High, the elegant evening will start with refreshments and live music followed by the auction at 8 p.m. Admission is by donation at the door. Interested parties can contact the Habondia office at 250-352-6688 for further information. HERITAGE HOMESTEAD This private 2.5 acre park like property overlooking the lake is truly a rare find. The house circa 1912 has been completely re-worked over the years keeping the heritage feel with the comforts of today. Within 20 min of Nelson, this is a must see. Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814


Call Norm or Lev

A VERSATILE HOME WITH SUITE 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. Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584


Call Robert

WALK TO BAKER STREET This cute 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is a nice blend of old charm with modern day upgrades. Many original features, a newer roof, a low maintenance yard, and only 2 blocks to Baker Street.

Call Yara or Visit Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443


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 EVERYBODY LOVES A VIEW … And this one is a beauty. 2/4 bdrm, 2 bath home on extra big lot with an unobstructed view of the lake. Great potential here for increasing value with minimum investment. Suite possibilities too. Call Norm or Lev

James Loeppky 250.509.0804


Yara Chard 250.354.3382


This is a very cute home on almost a half acre just outside Nelson on the North shore. Two bedrooms on the main floor plus a covered deck with lake views, and a third bedroom in the full basement. A very appealing property with a variety of landscaping and a nice piece of level lawn. There is a storage shed, carport and separate studio with a woodstove. Paved driveway.

Call Wayne



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