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RCMP say a 25-year-old man faces a litany of charges including dangerous driving and assault with a weapon after a single-vehicle crash in the parking lot of the Salmo Curling Club late Saturday. According to Staff Sgt. Dan Seibel, around 11 p.m. police arrived to find a 1991 Chev Blazer had hit a cement barricade and flipped on its roof, causing considerable damage to the truck. “Witnesses added that the vehicle had been driven towards them and that the driver had attempted to run them over,� Seibel says. They said they had been talking to the man behind the club earlier in the evening, but he left

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Digging Soccer’s Grass Roots

Lakeside Park was again alive with action over the weekend with soccer players of all ages chasing the ball around the pitch. In U6 action, Save On Foods tangled with the Kootenay Bakery. This Saturday the Nelson Youth Soccer house league teams will play their last games before the summer break. 431 Baker Street , Nelson, BC Phone: 250-352-5033

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It’s been more than decade in the making and a project that proves local initiative can go a long way towards positive action in the forest industry. On Saturday, Harrop-Procter

Forest Products celebrated its grand opening. Although the locally owned sawmill has been running for a couple months, they just got all the equipment up and running last week. The company now has the ability to take logs from their original form to finished products without

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News Police Beat

Nelson and District Rod and Gun Club

Ladies’ turn to take aim

Man charged with assaulting Crown prosecutor Nelson Star Staff

A 52-year-old Trail man is facing charges of assaulting a Crown prosecutor outside the Nelson courthouse Thursday. Police say the man had been in court recently on a family matter, and felt the prosecutor treated him unfairly in seeking a peace bond. Although he wasn’t due in court that day, he sought her out and confronted her. A passing police officer noticed the incident and arrested the man. Police say he has a history of making veiled threats to court staff. There were no injuries, but the man was in custody pending a court appearance on counts of assault and criminal harassment. Andrea Klassen photo

Julie Stickley, Joan Jordan and Mary-Ann Carleton take aim at the rod and gun club’s new women-only shoot. ANDREA KLASSEN Nelson Star Reporter

By the end of a Thursday evening the air in the basement of the Nelson and District Rod and Gun Club smells like brimstone and the half dozen women in it are riding high on adrenaline and accomplishment. The women are members of the club’s newest group, an all-female night for ladies who’d like to learn to shoot, brush up on their skill, or simply enjoy some female friendship while pulling the trigger. The club is currently run

by directors Chris Rogers and Drew Turner, who got the idea after talking to a woman who’d been turned off shooting after her male instructor was too hands-on. “That’s not right. I don’t care what business you’re in, no one should touch anybody else,” says Rogers. “So an officer and I got talking and we decided to come up with a women’s shoot.” From 6:30 p.m. each Thursday, women can drop in to the rod and gun club and shoot until about 8 p.m. “We’ll teach you how to sight the gun, sight the target, and we teach you the

safety aspects. And then you can just shoot,” says Rogers. Weapons ranging from rifles to handguns, ammunition and ear and eye protection are provided, and the first evening is free. After that, members can either pay $5 per session for insurance or become rod and gun club members themselves. “The women all enjoy it, and every week there’s more and more that come out,” says Rogers, who thinks the appeal is twofold. “It’s the noise — the actual banging of firing a gun — and knowing that they’re hitting the target. When they

hit a target they have a great feeling.” While Rogers and Turner are running the club for the moment, they’re hoping to turn it over to one of the women once the club is more established. He’s also hoping the group will interact with some of the others who use the shooting range — possibly for competitions. Should that happen, the men using the range may have some serious competition. “Women are better at it than men, by far,” says Rogers. “They’re more calm and they can settle their body down.”

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YOUTHS ACCUSED OF STEALING TRUCK

Nelson police believe two youths were responsible for stealing a truck from the parking lot of the Chahko Mika Mall last week. They say on Tuesday, the owner left the keys inside while shopping and came back to find it was gone. The vehicle was located undamaged two days later at the Playmor Junction, where a friend of the owner spotted it. Witnesses described two youths they saw taking the truck, but police have not made any arrests. Acting Sgt. Paul Bayes said in a news release that several items were seized for fingerprinting. “The Nelson Police Department believes this was a crime of opportunity and reminds the public to always remove the keys from their vehicle when parked and lock the doors,” he said.


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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Nelson Star

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Injured mountain biker rescued GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

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Nelson Search and Rescue helped a mountain biker who was hurt on a trail up Giveout Creek Road on Friday evening. Search manager Scott Spencer says the local woman, 32, and her partner were about 100 m along the Placenta Decenta trail when it happened. “It was fairly harmless initially,” he says. “They had just started down the trail when she lost her balance and landed hard on her hip on a rock. Nothing they were doing was particularly dangerous or foolhardy. It’s just a hazard of the sport.” The woman landed off the trail but did not fall down a bank. Spencer says they received a call shortly after 7 p.m. to help paramedics bring the woman out, although there was some confusion initially when her partner called 911.

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A woman injured while mountain biking on Friday evening was taken to safety with the help of Nelson Search and Rescue.

“He was a bit frustrated. The dispatcher in Kelowna couldn’t figure out where Giveout Creek Road was. He said just call the ambulance in Nelson — they’ll know. Eventually they did, and that’s exactly what happened.”

By the time rescuers arrived, paramedics had already secured the woman to a spine board. “A relay was set up on a short section but otherwise it was a relatively straightforward stretcher carry,” Spencer says, describing it

as a “quick and efficient rescue.” The woman was in the ambulance by 8:30 p.m. and taken to Kootenay Lake Hospital. A doctor who was part of the search team diagnosed a suspected pelvis fracture.

Police say vehicle was stolen earlier Saturday night Cont. from Page 1 after an argument. Immediately after the

collision, the man, who was apparently unhurt, tried to

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Do you know a Champion for Literacy?

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Deadline for nominations is June 30, 2011. Nominations may be submitted by: email to jexley@cbal.org 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

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threats, so the Good Samaritan backed away as the suspect took off. Police identified the suspect and learned that the Blazer had been stolen in Salmo earlier in the evening. Members of the Salmo and Trail detachments worked together to locate and arrest the suspect at his home. He was held in custody pending a court appearance yesterday in Rossland. He faces charges of dangerous driving, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, and theft of a vehicle. Police say alcohol was a factor, and they’re recommending impaired driving charges as well. No one was injured in the incident. Any witnesses who haven’t been contacted by the police are asked to phone the Salmo detachment to provide statements.


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ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT TO BRUCE MORRISON

Grading the Lardeau River A grader working for YRB road maintenance ended up in the Lardeau River last week. The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 31 just south of the Marblehead transfer station. Witnesses say the vehicle was totally submerged. The operator reportedly got out on his own but injured his arm. “We recovered it with two wreckers,” YRB equipment manager Craig Lisk says. “Currently it’s at Finning and we’re going through it.” He did not have a damage estimate, and said the cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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Slocan Valley dog bylaw in the works GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Regional District of Central Kootenay staff are expected to look into the pros and cons of a dog control bylaw for the Slocan Valley, with the possibility of sending it to referendum in November. Director Walter Popoff says he has reports from bylaw enforcement and the RCMP on recent dog-related incidents in the area and is now seeking an opinion on how much an animal control service would cost. “I want all of this information correlated and a recommendation on the policy and financial implications of having a dog control bylaw,” he says. “Once I have that report, I can make an informed decision whether to proceed.” Popoff previously looked

at a localized service for South Slocan, but the projected costs were too steep for residents. He suspects the impact on individual homeowners would be far less when spread across the entire electoral area, “but until I have the analysis by our researcher, I’d only be guessing.” Popoff ’s request nearly stalled at the committee level, where directors only narrowly endorsed it. Regional district chair John Kettle was among those who voted against it, due to a lack of information. However, he has since been supplied with the missing details and will support the idea when it reaches the board table tomorrow. “I didn’t think we had enough information to do what the director was asking,” Kettle says. “[Popoff] wasn’t there to make the

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presentation. Subsequently he sent me all the information and it’s more than adequate. I will not be voting against it this time.” Kettle says he looked at such a bylaw for the rural Creston area he represents, but the annual cost of $75,000 made it a non-starter. Popoff says for a vote to be held in the fall, staff need

to be directed this week to get cracking on the report. The referendum would cost $6,000 if held in conjunction with municipal elections, versus $12,000 as a standalone. If the vote passes, the costs are covered by the new service, but if it fails, they’re borne by the entire regional district. The issue of dog control in the Slocan came to a head after two separate incidents recently in Winlaw, in which an alpaca was killed and a man suffered over 35 puncture wounds when his dog tangled with a neighbour’s animals. Although RCMP investigated the incidents, they said the lack of a bylaw limited what they could do. The regional district has animal control in five electoral areas around rural Nelson, rural Castlegar, and the Arrow Lakes.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Nelson Star

Editorial

Morons and mayhem

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t was hard to watch. And we don’t mean the 4-0 loss the Canucks suffered to blow an opportunity to become Stanley Cup champions. The aftermath on the streets of Vancouver last Wednesday night — though it should not have surprised anybody — was certainly a low point in this province’s history. A night when morons took over the streets to cause mayhem. An insight into just how stupid humans can be. The after aftermath is almost as silly. The finger pointing, teary regrets and apologies, vigilantism and strong words from authorities has seemed to compound the foolishness. Many claim these were not hockey fans. Yet most of the ridiculous rabble rousers caught in the moment were decked out in full Canuck gear. These were hockey fans, but even the best fans seem prone to idiocy. The prognostication, pontification and investigation will continue. The fools who looted, destroyed and beat their fellow fans will be rounded up (the fact these dummies figured they could get away with these actions in this digital world is almost as sad as the actual acts they committed). Their punishments will not fit the crimes. There will be reports, reviews and recommendations, none of which will be able to totally prevent such a riot from happening in the future. The black eye will heal and British Columbians will soon move on. What shouldn’t linger is any permanent scar to the Vancouver Canucks or the game of hockey. This spring was a magical one for this province. Though it ultimately didn’t end like most would have wanted, the game did bring people together and bolster our spirit (and economy). It made us believe in childhood dreams and created lasting hockey lore. The storm of negativity will soon give way to fond memories. We should always remember what stupidity can spawn, but ultimately hang onto the fact that these moments are thankfully rare. We want to hear from you. E-MAIL LETTERS TO: newsroom@nelsonstar.com 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 BC Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to bcpresscouncil.org

Editor: Bob Hall Publisher: Chuck Bennett

Victoria Views – Tom Fletcher

A hard look at your choices

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et’s assume that when everyone in BC gets to be finance minister for a day, a majority choose to throw a $3 billion chair through the office window to show how mad they are about the harmonized sales tax. The cleanup will take two years, but first there will be a provincial election to decide who holds the broom and dustpan. And the choices are becoming clear. You have a new BC Liberal leader who has tacked to the centre on the minimum wage and business taxes in an effort to seek forgiveness for the high-handed administration that lost the public’s trust. And you have two opposition parties that are entirely reactionary in their approach to today’s fast-changing world. There isn’t much to say at this point about the BC Conservatives under John Cummins. They are against modern treaty settlements, the carbon tax and (I think) the HST. They stand for lower taxes, but so far that doesn’t include a reduced sales tax rate. The rest of their platform is platitudes, with enough of a whiff of protest to pave a path for an NDP government. And the NDP manages to make the BC Conservatives look modern. In January I described how the BC NDP constitution still formally endorses the government taking over major industries, and explicitly rejects all for-profit activity. I won’t re-quote the convoluted Marxist language, which

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NDP leader Adrian Dix during his stop in Nelson for the party’s leadership campaign earlier this year. The new party leader is gearing up for a provincial campaign that may take place as early as this fall.

boils down to “state good, competition bad.” A reader provides a real-time example of how this principle would apply to a problem confronting the BC government. To prevent another riot in Vancouver, the government should supervise an orderly redistribution of Stanley Cups. This core principle of socialism, an 80-year-old relic, was debated at the national party’s convention in Vancouver on the weekend. Socialist deadenders rallied to keep it alive, rejecting vague new wording that favours “social democratic principles” to ensure “economic and social equality.” This isn’t just an academic discussion for party conventions. One of the last acts of the NDP opposition in the BC legislature this spring was to propose a legislated end to poverty. According to their bill, BC should create a Minis-

try of Poverty Reduction with annual goals for imposing the redistribution of wealth. The Poverty Reduction Act contains a weaselworded definition of poverty: insufficient money to “acquire and maintain economic self-reliance” and “facilitate integration into and participation in society.” Does this mean a guaranteed annual income? Can people achieve “economic self-reliance” by collecting welfare? Does anyone actually believe this stuff? If you believe unionized state monopolies are the best business model, I guess so. I won’t elaborate on the fringe parties such as Chris Delaney’s BC First, a splinter from the BC Conservative stump. The Green Party is the only one other than the BC Liberals that looks to the future. Perhaps

too far in the future. The Greens want a dramatically increased carbon tax and a transition to a “steady state” economy that doesn’t try to produce and consume more. Try eliminating poverty with that program. I frequently get letters from people who accuse me of parroting the government’s line on issues such as the HST and poverty. If there are political alternatives out there that make actual sense in today’s world, I’d love to hear about them. Until then, these are the choices. Any day now, NDP leader Adrian Dix might start to unveil the positive alternative he has promised for an election that may come this fall. That will be something to examine closely. Right now, he’s urging you to throw that chair. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist.


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Letters to the Editor

Congratulations Class of 2011!

Bear bylaw ‘ridiculous’ In my opinion, city council has hit a new low in being ridiculous by passing the by law concerning bears in our city. I am supposed to put my garbage out early in the morning on pick-up day. There are times when I am still sleeping when the garbage truck passes by my door. Am I expected to get up early, despite a poor night’s sleep, just to accommodate refuse collection? I am supposed to clean my lawn of all fruit that has fallen from the trees. Am I allowed a grace period of 24, 48 or 72 hours or must I clean my lawn every day? If the Bear Police come

around to my house, are they prepared to prove how long that fruit has been lying on

“What is a bearproof container? My garbage pail with handles that secure the top, or a pit bull attached to the garbage pail?” my lawn? If they have found a way to do so, in what way will I be punished for not cleaning it up as the fruit falls from the tree? Am I expected to inform

the Bear Police if my neighbour allows the fruit from his tree to lay on the ground for a period of time? What period of time is reasonable before I squeal on him or her? What is a bear-proof container? My garbage pail with handles that secure the top, or a pit bull attached to the garbage pail? Some councillors are concerned that too much of the budget is being spent on salaries for municipal employees. Is this what my tax dollars are paying our city councillors to do by taking the time enacting this legislation? Bob Abrahams Nelson

When the average turn to riot Why did Vancouver riot after its team lost the Cup? The mayor, police chief and premier have coordinated a concocted tale without supporting evidence: less than 50 criminals and anarchists planned the whole thing using social media. Plausible, historicallyinformed ideas: 1. A number of rioters were “opportunity rebels.” They pretend to political activism, they live alternate lifestyles, work irregular jobs, hate modern life and how it’s destroying Earth. At home you’d find they read Adbusters mag, No Logo by N. Klein, some Bakunin or Kropotkin. Pseudo-intellectual, and pseudo-political, they turn up at G8 and G20 summits, know the right style and tactics, and think they’re advancing a global anticapitalist revolution. A huge crowd is their element. Vancouver has more than usual of these types; the Drive is their village. The U.S. has the same tribes in its cities; they have nothing in common with the underclasses of Brazil, India or Africa. But they’d say they do, so — burn, smash, loot. I cannot think how rebels in dictatorships like Syria would understand Canadian rioting. Is it for liberty? No. Then what? 2. Some testosteronefueled, boozed-up rioters are not social assets even on good days. They join group number one with no thought of why.

Readers who uncritically accept that alcohol in our culture should be legal, and cannabis not, might want to give their minds a shake. A t-shirt slogan says it: “Instant goon — just add alcohol!”

“The morning after, such people may suffer disbelief at their own riotous action... I think intelligent policing strategy and tactics make the difference whether a mob turns riotous. Crowd control is a science; people aren’t mad, bad or criminal.” 3. Mob psychology turns otherwise average people into thrill seekers; inside a huge crowd, morality deserts them and fear of consequences is much reduced. (Watch and see how light court sentences of the few convicted will be.) Under the surface of frenetic urban life lurks irrational, mad joy, of destruction, looting “free stuff,” and taunting The Man. Scream defiance, for all the times authority hems you in: boss, principal, cops, parents — but alone, you aren’t brave/belligerent. Young males are most usual for this, but female and middle-aged are not immune. The morning after, such people may suffer disbelief at their own riotous actions; some will make restitution.

I think intelligent policing strategy and tactics make the difference whether a mob turns riotous. Crowd control is a science; people aren’t mad, bad or criminal. Let me confess, I’m not in harmony with my times. I abhor sport mania; I cannot get it. Why are so many deliriously “happy” because their team won in Olympics or NHL or whatever? I want back for social spending many billions spent on sport; I hate fake patriotism sport generates, and distraction from serious issues, that tool of the ruling class, keeps us quiet. Ah spectacle! Circus, gladiator, chariot race, small fast hi-tech war, cults etc. (“The human race kept rolling on, through the fighting and the religious wars, rolling through the temple walls and the churches’ exposed sores.” Neil Young). If you don’t get “ruling class,” never mind. I relax my prejudices and admit people get simple pleasure from sport, in lives otherwise dim. I sympathize with fans shamed by rioters. I admire the spirit of people who stood up to rioters, particularly women I’ve seen on TV news. All praise to those who came to help clean up, and encouragement to all who can send a rioter to jail. This riot was no sign of political rebelliousness in Canada, more’s the pity. I’ve watched for signs of it since 2008, patiently. Charles Jeanes Nelson

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Directors of the Amy Ferguson Institute had good reason to break out the champagne last week. After more than two years of fundraising the institute learned it had been awarded a major grant from the Vancouver Foundation that brought the total amount raised for the opera commission to just over the $100,000 target set by the board for completion of all aspects of the opera project. This announcement by the Vancouver Foundation came on the heels of two earlier grants announced in May and early June of Columbia Basin Trust funds awarded by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, and by the Regional District of Central Kootenay for the same project. “These most recent major injections of funds totalling just over $40,000 are the culmination of an extended campaign largely underwritten in the first two years by contributions from local private donors,� said Marty Horswill, chair of the institute’s opera commission committee. “Our success with these most recent grants was made possible by the tremendous support already demonstrated by the local community.� Institute chair Ron Little expressed the gratitude of the board for the tremendous support everyone has shown for this ambitious project. “It is a huge relief to know that we now have the financial resources we need not to only complete the commissioning of the new opera but also fully implement a first class world premiere production here in Nelson next March, and then tour that production to other communities in the East and West Kootenays,� Little said. The institute directors had an equally important artist milestone to celebrate last week, the completion of the first draft of the entire score of the new opera. “Our composer, Don Macdonald, put the final touches to his score on Wednesday of last week and we received the first fully bound scores from the printers on Friday,� Horswill announced. The 246-page score was immediately distributed to the cast of the opera

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KHAOS composer Don Macdonald (left) and librettist Nicola Harwood toast after handing over the ďŹ rst draft of the opera they have been working on for almost two years.

who have been learning the portions of the work already completed since they were first selected for their roles in auditions held in February.

“It is a huge relief to know that we now have the ďŹ nancial resources we need to not only complete the comissioning of the new opera but also fully implement a ďŹ rst class world premiere production here in Nelson next March.â€? “We will test run this first draft at a workshop performance this weekend,â€? said Macdonald. “This will be the first opportunity for Nicola Harwood, the librettist, and myself to hear the results of the past two years we have spent working on KHAOS.â€? “We are pleased that the artistic director of City Opera Vancouver, Charles Barber, singer and opera director; Alison Greene from Victoria, dramaturge and artistic director of urban ink productions; and Diane Roberts, also from Vancouver, will participate in this workshop to give us the benefit of their experience to cri-

tique this first draft,� said Harwood. “Having more perspectives than our own contribute to shaping the final draft of a work as large and complex as an opera is always helpful.� Following the workshop performances, the composer and librettist will have the summer to revise their score before the final version of the work is delivered to the Amy Ferguson Institute in September. “We will be holding auditions for the chorus of KHAOS in late September and begin musical rehearsals in late October,� said Horswill. “Full staging rehearsals will begin in January 2012 leading to the premiere performances at the Capitol Theatre March 8, 9 and 10. We are thrilled that Mr. Macdonald will be the music director for the premiere and Ms. Harwood will be the stage director.� The theme of KHAOS is a re-imagining of the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone set in the contemporary world of climate change and looming global disaster. The opera asks the questions: What if a civilization’s greed and need for “progress� prevented Persephone from returning to Earth to console her grieving mother? Would the cycles of rejuvenation be broken? If climate change is upon us — what are the myths we will make of this time?


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Come celebrate National Multiculturalism Day at Touchstones Nelson from June 25 to June 27. Information about the different cultures and nationalities in the Nelson area, artifacts and fun crafts for kids will be provided in the lobby – free. Visit Touchstones Nelson’s current summer exhibitions to learn even more about multiculturalism in British Columbia. Gallery A features Masters of BC Art: Selected Works from the Collection of Hans Wilking, and Nelson Through the Lens: The Historical Photography of J.H. Allen. In Gallery B is the travelling exhibition, Upstairs at Wah Lee’s: Portraits from the C.S. Wing Studio.

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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. Charles will give a book signing for his new collection of police stories, Tragedy on Jackass Mountain: More Stories from a SmallTown Mountie, at Otter Books from 2 to 4 p.m.

FRIDAY, JUNE 24

All seniors welcome to a potluck luncheon to be held at the Senior Citizens’ Association Branch No. 51, located at 717 Vernon Street. Luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m.

The Youth Employment Resource Centre hosts summer job training sessions. Contact Jesse at 250-352-5656 or workshops@yerc.ca. SATURDAY, JUNE 25 Nelson-Creston Green Party constituency association annual gent Foodsafe — June 25, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. eral meeting at the Rotary barbecue, Lakeside Park from 2 to 5 p.m. WEST KOOTENAY KIDNEY WALK Come help prepare for the next provincial election and discuss what The Kidney Foundation is holding its annual West Kootenay Kid- kind of a future we want to build. Listen to music by Dmitri Voykin ney Walk to increase the number of organ donors and raise funds. and enjoy refreshments provided by local Greens. For more info, or Everyone is invited to join in, and/or sponsor a walker. Walk takes if you would like to volunteer, phone 250-352-7300 or email nelson. place Sunday, August 28 at Gyro Park in Trail. Registration opens at creston.greens@gmail.com 9 a.m., walk begins at 10. Register online at trailkidneywalk.ca The Nelson Lions Club is hosting a celebration in Nelson’s Lions VERNON REUNION Park. The festivities take place from 10:30 a.m to 2 p.m. Free hot dog The Vernon Senior Secondary School Class of 1981 is holding its lunch, games for kids and “doggy games” are all on tap for the day 30-year reunion on Saturday, July 30. The event starts at 6 p.m. at and everyone is invited. the Best Western Vernon Lodge Hotel. The cost is $30 per person. RSVP by July 1 to grad81@hotmail.ca. Or call Rod at 250-545-5303 The West Kootenay Therapeutic Riding Association is hosting and for more information. inviting the public to its grand opening event at 4195 Blewett Road from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Games and activities plus entertainment STARRY SKIES AT TAGHUM HALL and food and drink. There will be raffle tickets, door prizes, face and Would you like to see the rings of Saturn, a far away galaxy, or a ball pony painting for children, a clown, a silent auction, two bands, a of thousands of stars? Join us for the Taghum Hall Society’s Starry pony poop contest (like a bingo), a fishing tough, a horseshoe toss Nights program, most clear Friday and Saturday nights. Contact us and other fun stuff. at 250-354-1586 or sumfun@telus.net for times. Everyone is invited to join in the first Slocan Valley Walk for Hope in COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE memory of Alan Zdrazil. The aim of the event is to create awareness A fun, relaxed, learning experience. Guided rhythms, we are all be- about lung cancer. Walk begins at the Slocan Park Recreation Centre ginners. Bigby Place (next to Superior lighting) 509 Front Street. at 10 a.m. Participants can choose from a 4 km walk to Passmore, a Runs every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. $5 drop-in fee. 2 km walk for children, or a 17 km cycle to Winlaw. The Slocan Park Scouts will serve refreshments. Volunteers needed. For more inforAT THE LEGION mation contact Liba at 250-352-3517. At the Nelson Legion: Check out our new foosball and refurbished pool and snooker tables along with shuffleboard, darts and 10’ big- Kootenai Pilates will be having a pilates demo day at 540 Baker Street screen TV for sports. Wednesday evening – darts; Saturday after- from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event is to allow people to come and try noon – meat draws with karaoke in the evening; Sunday afternoon out the Refomer (a piece of Pilates equipment). There will be 40 min – crib tournament; last Sunday of every month – Texas Hold ’em time slots starting at 9 a.m. where participants can come for free and charity poker (open to the public); month-end birthday bash; oc- have an explanation of the equipment and a mini class using the casional fundraiser barbecues, ribs. etc.; beverage room with a wel- equipment. Anne will also be teaching a free Barre-Fit class where coming, friendly atmosphere. Info 250-352-6464 or e-mail rclbr51@ people can try a one hour ballet bar/pilates conditioning class. telus.net. Members and guests welcome (service in armed forces not necessary for membership). The community is invited to attend the 2011 SelfDesign High 2011 graduation. The ceremony takes place at 3 p.m. at the SelfDesign NELSON AND AREA ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION RESOURCE CENTRE High Learning Centre (402 Victoria Street). The ceremony will be Open Wednesdays from 12 to 2 p.m. at 719 Vernon Street. Phone followed by a potluck dinner. 250-352-6008 or visit nelsonelderabuseprevention.org In her page-turning memoir All That Glitters: A Climber’s Journey BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Through Addiction and Recovery, world-renowned ice climber MarNelson’s breast cancer support group meets at Community First go Talbot recounts how she overcame a childhood of neglect that Health Co-op (518 Lake Street) at noon every fourth Tuesday of the led to decades of depression, addiction, breakdowns and, ultimately, month. For more information call Alice at 250-352-6223 or Nadine arrest for trafficking. Talbot will be at Otter Books from 1 to 3 p.m. at 250-359-7777.

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330 Baker Street

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Beats for Concrete! The finest DJs in the Kootenays are coming together for a night of FUNdraising in support of the Nelson Outdoor Skatepark. DJs Shasta, Rhapsody and Craig Mullin are joining forces to bring you a night of global rhythms, and help bring the skatepark a little closer to reality. Show starts 9 p.m. Tickets $10.

812 Stanley Street

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 will be performing. Tickets are by donation at the door. All proceeds to go to Our Daily Bread. Show starts at 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 25

Finley’s Irish Pub 705 Vernon Street

Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25

SonReal

Joel West

Time to break out the animal costumes and tribal paint for Where the Wild Things Are. Costumes are optional, but he or she who sports the best costume will win $100. If you don’t plan on wearing a costume, face/body painting will be happening on site as well! The DJ line up includes, Braden Early, Naasko and Joel West.

SonReal is a young and independent artist from Vancouver. With his humbling attitude and social awareness, SonReal brings a distinctive quality to the hip-hop genre. His mature self-understanding compels him to create a unique perspective contrary to the stereo-typical urban artist. His lyrics reflect real life issues, addressing topics such as poverty, education and social acceptance. Live instrumentals combined with natural vocal talent provide harmony and set SonReal apart from the average rapper.

Saturday, June 25

Spiritbar

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Thursday, June 23

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.

Friday, July 1

Canada Day long weekend brings thousands of visitors each year to the Nelson and area looking to take in the beautiful sights and nightlife of the city during the summer. Known for its extravagant fireworks displays at night, Canada Day in Nelson is unlike any other small town in our wonderful country. After you have been out in the sun all day down at Lakeside Park enjoying the alcohol free family entertainment Finley’s and Sage offer for you a deck to view with a beverage of your choice. Come down and celebrate on one of fabulous decks with a wonderful view of the fireworks. Sipping on a BC Wine or breaking open a bottle of bubbly for the occasion at Sage Tapas & Wine Bar. Or perhaps you are looking for some excitement amongst many Nelsonites as the enjoy a BBQ, frosty pints of Canadian, a prize wheel and the view from our great outdoor deck that looks right onto the lake, mountains and the fireworks. No matter what you want to do, whether you live in the city or are just visiting, Nelson’s Canada Day at Finley’s Irish Bar & Grill and/or Sage Tapas & Wine Bar are popular venues in the area. Finley’s Party starts at 3 p.m. and goes until the wee hours of the morn

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Saturday, June 25

DJs Wood ‘n’ Soo Cheryl Hodge

You’re not gonna want to miss this - one of the hottest events of the season. Cheryl Hodge is about to leave town, and she wants to go out with a bang. Featuring tons of special guests... like the Cheryl Hodge Group (with Cliff Maddix, Mark Spielman and Steven Parish). She’s bound to include hits from her latest blues/R&B Release: Roots Don’t Lie. Also slated: Roxy, Pauline Lamb, Rita Marie Smith, Tyler Toews and many more. Come and join the utter revelry. It’s early in the night... best to arrive before the show starts. (8-11 at the Spiritbar.) Enter by donation (suggested: $5).

Known for their genre-defying mix tapes and fourturntable performances, DJs Wood ‘n’ Soo have proven time and again their ability to rock just about any crowd that’s put before them. Since joining forces in 2004 they have attained a world wide cult following and shared the stage with an impressive list of international talents, including DJ Z-Trip, Bassnectar, Afrika Bambaataa, Q-Bert, DJ NuMark, Stanton Warriors, Shy FX, Zion I, South Rakkas Crew and many more. On the strength of their diverse and bass heavy 2 x 4 sets, they have rocked clubs across the country and become mainstays of Vancouver’s night life scene.

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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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“The break was directly under the Balfour pump house on Kootenay Lake and caused significant damage ...” A truck was also brought in to haul water to the reservoir to keep up with the demand, but levels dropped to the point where upper areas of Balfour were without water for several hours. Repairs were completed around 9 p.m. on Wednesday and flow to the treatment plant and reservoir resumed. All areas of Balfour had full water service by Thursday morning. Nickurak says they suspect high lake water levels may have softened the ground around the retaining wall under the pumphouse, allowing the break to occur. The full extent of the damage is still being assessed.

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10th Annual Legacy Golf Event Join us on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at Granite Pointe Golf Club. This 4 person scramble is fun for golfers of all abilities. Proceeds from this event will support the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation. Register now by calling 250-352-5913. Registration is $100 per person, including dinner. Or join us for Just Dinner for $35 person (reservations required). Golf for the Health of it!

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panded into two teams: a 55+ year old group participating in the Senior Games and an under 55 team affectionately known as the “Young Pups”. This group of ladies is dedicated to raising awareness for breast cancer and supporting breast cancer survivors in all aspects of their life. Mary is quick to point out that you don’t have to be a cancer survivor to be in the boat but many of the team members have had their personal batMary was one of the original “Kootenay tles with breast cancer or have a relative Rhythm Dragons” founded in 2004, that or loved one afflicted. now consists of 70 paddlers and exJust because these ladies dress in pink, la doesn’t mean they d are a soft. The actual Dragon Boat is 47 D feet fe long and holds 20 2 paddlers, one of If you could only pick one “feel good” story of the B.C. Senior Summer Games, you would be hard pressed not to pick Dragon Boat racing and in particular, Mary Walters. Mary is the Co-Chairperson for the Dragon Boat Races being held in Nelson on August 18 and 19th, but maybe more importantly, she is also a participant and a 17 year breast cancer survivor.

whom steers the boat and another who drums to set the pace. These ladies paddle 500 meters in under 3 minutes and have competed all across Canada and Australia. This particular event is very competitive expecting 20 teams and over 400 participants from around the province.

By day, Mary Walters works as a Regional Coordinator for the Kootenay Kids Society, but outside of work, she is a tireless supporter of Breast Cancer initiatives. While the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons don’t see themselves as a fundraising group, they do whatever it takes to make sure that breast cancer initiatives are supported within their community. “It is exciting to have Dragon Boat Racing in Nelson after the city has been so supportive of Nelson’s Dragon Boaters”.

Mary and her team invite the public to witness the Dragon Dancer kick off the races on Thursday, August 18th at 8:00 a.m. at Lakeside Park in Nelson. There is plenty to see during the two days of races and most importantly, come show your support for our two local teams from the zone: The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons and the Kootenay Robusters. By cheering on these exceptional athletes we not only show our support for the Senior Games but recognize the important work they do in raising awareness for breast cancer.

If you would like more information about the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons, contact Mary at mbwalters@telus.net or contact the games office at info2011@bcseniorsgames.org.

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

Join our Team! Volunteer for Swim Competitions The Trail Aquatic Centre will be hosting the Seniors Games swim competitions from Aug 18-20th. We need volunteers with swim competition training to act as turn judges, lane judges, referees & starters.

Volunteer to be a Host! Happy, friendly locals needed to be ambassadors for the Seniors Games in Trail, Castlegar, and Nelson. Share your knowledge of your community with participants, spectators and special guests.

No swim competition experience? No problem! We also need people to help with timing. We will teach you what you need to know!

Hosts must commit to volunteering at least 16-20 hours between August 16 – 20 and attend a pre-Games training session.

Volunteer for as little as 5 hours!

Hosts with valid driving licenses also needed!

Medical/First Aid Volunteers Volunteer Medical Attendants needed in Trail, Castlegar, and Nelson between Aug 16-20. Attendants needed at special events and sporting events for shifts as short as 5 hours. Volunteers should have current EMA certification but recertification may be available. Other healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, chiropracters, massage therapists also needed to support our Games Medical Centres. Volunteer for as little as 5 hours!

Register as a volunteer now!

Register as a volunteer now!

Register as a volunteer now!

Register Online! www.2011bcseniorsgames.org Pick up a registration form at: Nelson Recreation Complex ώ Castlegar Community Complex ώ Trail Aquatic Center Contact us! 250-365-2211 ώ info2011@2011bcseniorsgames.org Sign up to Volunteer!


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Lainey Benson feels that she was destined to paint, even if she was slow to get started. She comes from an artistic family -- her father was a professional musician, and one of her brothers followed in his footsteps. Two other siblings are both accomplished artists, and her mother taught elementary school art. Although Benson’s career path took her into health care, she recently picked up brushes and refreshed her memory on colour theory classes from a decade ago. “As it turned out, the urge to paint was stronger than my career ambitions,” she admits. “So, after some deliberation and a sense of relief, I returned to my studio. And so for the past four years, I’ve been devoting much of my time to painting and I feel all the richer for it.” “Part of the pleasure of painting for me is first walking through older urban areas of towns or cities and recording their charm with my camera. I am inspired by the blending of light, shapes and colours found in the street and alley scenes. I love returning to my studio with these fresh images, which I then try to capture in my paintings.”

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Mill expansion part of the vision Cont. from Page 1 Rothkop explains the main body of the that as the mill exlake. pands, he would like “Community to work in partnerforests are almost ship with other small always adjacent to businesses and mills communities,” says that share the same Rami Rothkop, one philosophy of a susof the founders of the tainable environment. community forest, The mill currently “so that [citizens] employs three to have control over the seven people seasonland resources.” ally, depending on Rothkop origiwhat they are donally worked with ing at the time. The the Western Wilderemployees work hard ness Park campaign, to create high quality Kalea Garrett photo which initially products, in a sustainThe hum of the new sawmill can now be heard in Harrop. proposed to include able environmentally the Harrop-Procter company, who deucts to sustain the as possible,” explains friendly way, he says. watershed. However, signs homes to fit the resources within our Wingender. “It’s like “I’ve been learning when the watershed profile of the forest environment. a carrot: you can pull as I go,” says Rothwas excluded, comand available lumber. “The idea of the it out of the ground, kop, “to take making munity members got He focuses on locally building style emclean it off, and eat it. lumber… a step furtogether to work on grown, harvested, phasizes the least That’s kind of my ap- ther to value-added, a community forest and consumed prod- amount of processing proach to building.” quality products.” proposal. They sought out the Forest Stewardship Council, a voluntary third party certification, which conducts a stringent analysis of the milling operation on the ground, forest, and mill site. In 1999 Harrop-Procter became the first and only community forest to obtain certification in BC, enabling the mill to market products with an “eco” label. “It’s kind of like the equivalent of organic in wood,” says Rothkop. “You know you’re buying something that comes from a good source.” Harrop-Procter Forest Products harvests a wide range of trees, such as Douglas fir, larch, and cedar, with a full line of flooring, decking, siding, and paneling. Their main customers are local WIN a 2 night Island Getaway at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort in Sooke, BC, residents, with 80 per golf (with cart) and dinner for 2 at Olympic View Golf Course + $1,000 spending money. cent of buyers coming from around the Your numbered golf ball and 999 more will be dropped from the Nelson area. However, they Fire Department’s ladder truck at the 10th Annual Legacy Golf also sell to other cusEvent , Granite Pointe Golf Club, Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm. tomers looking for the Forest StewardThe first ball that lands in, or closest to the hole, wins! ship Council logo. The mill has furWinners consent to the release of their names by the licensee. ther been working Chances are 1 in 1,000 to win a grand prize. BC Gaming Event Licence #34807 with Joern WingenProblem Gambling Help Line: 1-888-795-6111 19+ to play! Know your limit, play within it. www.bcresponsiblegambling.ca der, the owner of a local timber framing Call 250-354-2334 or visit www.klhf.org for a list of locations to buy your golf ball.

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Community

Reaching back to move forward ...

Lions celebrate park on Saturday NELSON — The Nelson Lions Club is hosting Lions Park

Day once again this year on Sunday. This is a fun day

Insalata Itza “Qepothet te Mestiyexw - Bringing People Together” “Honouring our ancestors through our elders & recognizing our future through our youth” Hosted by the Sto:lo and Coast Salish Communities

- spinach tossed in mango dijon vinaigrette topped with baked chicken breast, roasted red peppers, brie cheese, avocado, and cashews.

July 12 - 14, 2011 Tradex, Abbotsford, British Columbia Sponsorship opportunities still available. For more information visit www.35theldersgathering.com

Secret Garden Toys Open 9:30-5:30 Daily pace Age Sunday 11-4SSpace

held to celebrate Nelson’s great Uphill park. The spray park will be in operation. The Nelson Lions Club’s famous chuck wagon will be at the park providing a free hotdog lunch between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Protecting vision is an important component of Lions Club activities. The Canadian Institute for the Blind will be on site providing information on vision impairment. For a loonie donation the institute will be providing sunglasses as part of their “Shades of Fun” campaign which emphasizes the importance of wearing sunglasses year round. There will be kids games and activities between 10:30 a.m. and noon. Face painting will also

be happening at the same time. New this year are the “Doggy Games” held between 1 and 2 p.m. They have great prizes for this event so please consider entering your dog. Some games include: l Dog and owner look-alike contest l Biggest eyes, biggest ears l Smallest dog, tallest dog l Best doggy smile l Best tail wagger See you there!

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Community Blewett School Playground Project

Credit union gets in on the playground fun SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Building community is not monkey business, particularly when the Nelson and District Credit Union decides to get involved, but hanging out on a sunny day with the kids at Blewett School seemed like a fine way to show support for the new community playground at Blewett School. The credit union is known for its community giving and the Blewett School community playground project really resonated with the local credit union. Pitching in with a generous donation, the credit union saw the playground as a worthy undertaking, one that will bring joy to the students and helps to build community. “A natural and locally built playground will really be a nice addition to our school setting,” said Blewett principal Carol Ann Leidloff. “Healthy

free play builds strong minds and bodies, and encourages intelligence and success in our students.” Tom Atkins of the credit union adds, “Our members know the importance of community investment and how their membership helps keep our communities vibrant. Projects like the Blewett community playground create a hub for activity and bring the community together.” With the support from corporate citizens like the credit union, Pacific Insight, Midtown Motors and many others the dreams of the Blewett kids are soon to become reality. Construction of the new playground is scheduled for July and August of this year, with completion for the start of the new school year. For more information about submitted photo Blewett School, and the upcoming playground project, Bradley Roulston, on behalf of the Nelson and District Credit Union, presents Blewett School Principal log on to the school’s website, Carol Ann Leidloff with a cheque for $2,500. Children from the Blewett School Grade 3 class look on while or call 250-352-5314. Roulston and Leidloff hang around and talk about the exciting community playground reconstruction.

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Sports

Tell us how your team is doing, email: newsroom@nelsonstar.com

Backcountry Catski Lodge Launches Mountain Bike Project

Retallack grows wheels

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Retallack and renowned mountain bike trail builder and Riley McIntosh have teamed up to offer a unique backcountry mountain biking experience.

“I am so stoked that customers will now be able to experience epic backcountry trails, gourmet food, luxury accommodation, and a freeride mountain experience that dreams are made of.”

The new trails at Retallack provide access to 5,000 vertical feet of terrain.

Riley McIntosh Mountain Bike Trail Builder

Retallack — located an hour north of Nelson — is taking its world class winter catskiing terrain to a new level with the summer sport. Retallack is currently at work developing new trails, hiring and training professional guides, and preparing its operations for the initial season debut in July that runs until October. Customers will be able to access descents of up to 5,000 vertical feet via a combination of off-road vehicles and helicopters. Luxury food and accommodations will be provided at Retallack’s 11,000 sq ft lodge in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains. “I am so stoked that customers will now be able to experience epic backcountry trails, gourmet food, luxury accommodation, and a freeride mountain bike experience that dreams are made of,” McIntosh says. “I can’t wait to share the flowing trails, with nothing but miles of winding singletrack separating them from a fully stocked bar, gourmet dinner, hot tub, sauna,

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and massage waiting at the bottom — all for a package value that is comparable to what you’d spend on a typical bike park trip,” he said. Retallack general manager Phil Pinfold says the company’s first priority is to build on Retallack’s reputation for outstanding terrain by providing exceptional service to both new and existing customers. Packages and trails will be geared towards both intermediate and advanced riders. “We are really excited that Riley has joined the Retallack team and shares our Kootenay vibe. We feel that his involvement and input will be of massive benefit to

us and freeriders alike,” he says. McIntosh has been at the forefront of backcountry mountain biking for more than a decade. In that time, his talent for building mountain biking trails has earned him a level of respect from his fellow trail builders and freeriders that is second to none. He is the previous founder of Rilor Wilderness that specialized in backcountry mountain biking tours. Retallack director Kevin Arcuri says the company’s owners and management team were thrilled to be pioneers in the guided backcountry mountain biking

industry and that its summer mountain biking operations would mirror the professionalism and safety standards of its winter backcountry catskiing operations. “We are dedicated to providing the highest quality backcountry experience to our customers. Retallack is 100 per cent owned by expert skiers, snowboarders, and mountain bikers — including legendary freeskiers Seth Morrison and Tanner Hall. All of our decisions are thus made by riders, for riders,” Arcuri says. Retallack chairman Chris McNamara stresses the company would take care to ensure that its mountain biking operations were in keeping with the company’s status as one of the greenest backcountry destinations in Canada. “Retallack has committed to a multi-year expansion plan. We have the skills, talent and commitment necessary to make this successful, while ensuring that the company remains an industry leader in terms of environmental and safety practices,” he says. For additional information and reservations go to retallack.com.

Nelson’s Aimee DiBella has been named to the female U18 Team BC roster for the upcoming hockey season. The 16-year-old Nelson Minor Hockey raised defenceman came together in midMay with the best young female hockey players in the province in Salmon Arm for an intense selection camp. Earlier this month BC Hockey announced the 20-player roster that included DiBella who played for the Kootenay Wildcats in the Female Midget AAA Aimee DiBella league last season. DiBella’s Wildcats teammate Daley Oddy, who is from Cranbrook, also made the cut. The B.C. team will gather in July for a summer training camp in preparation for the national championships which will take place in Quebec in November. Both DiBella and Oddy will likely return to the Wildcats for the 2011-12 season. DiBella’s older brother Adam had some good news of his own earlier this spring when the 18-year-old blueliner was signed by the Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the BCHL.

HUNT CLEARS ONE MORE TEAM BC U17 HURDLE Dryden Hunt has moved one step closer to becoming a member of the prestigious male U17 Team BC. After taking part in a camp earlier this month, the standout forward has received word he will be among the 46 players vying for 21 spots in middle July when the chosen players reconvene for a summer camp in Salmon Arm. At stake is a shot at Team Pacific which will take part in the 2012 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge in Winnipeg next year. Dryden Hunt Of the 21 who make the cut, the top 11 will combine with the 11 best from Alberta to pull on the Team Pacific jersey. Hunt lead the major midget Kootenay Ice in scoring last season as a rookie. The 16 year old was a member of the Nelson bantam rep squad that won a provincial championship in 2008-09.


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Sports Families come out for fishing

Local Scoreboard Nelson City Soccer League

Nelson Youth Soccer U12 GIRLS TEAM GP Kootenay Co-Op 5 Maclean & Taylor Chiropractic 5 Carmichael Toews Irving 5 Nelson Stars 5 Abacus Heating & Air Cond. 5 Jamieson Contracting 5

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U12 BOYS TEAM GP Peak Freaks 4 Range Helicopters 4 Slocan Valley Tri City Pump 4 Mistiso’s Place Vacaction 4 Nelson Pro. Firefighters 4 Investors Group 4 JY Contracting 4 Pacific Insight Electronics 4

W 3 2 2 2 1 2 1 0

L 0 1 1 2 1 2 3 3

T 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 1

P 7 5 5 4 4 4 2 1

U14 BOYS TEAM GP Quizno’s Subs 8 BC/DC 7 Kootenay Lake Electric 8 Western Auto Wreckers 7 KBS 6

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U14 GIRLS TEAM GP Hanley & Sons Construction 6 Sidewinders 6 Spearhead Timberworks 6 Prestige Lakeside Resort 6 Big Cranium (Kaslo) 6 Selkirk Veterinary Hospital 6

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U18 BOYS TEAM GP CanFilters Canada Ltd. 6 Pacific Insight Dodgers 6 Maglio Building Centre 6 WWOOF Canada 6

W 6 4 2 0

L 0 2 4 6

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Sports Conquering Life’s Challenges

Teen’s taekwondo prowess earns provincial recognition GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

nay Christian Martial Arts School, where he has been training since 2004. He showed an interest in taekwondo in elementary school after seeing a demonstration, but no one was sure at first just how far he might progress. Slowly but surely, he refined his skills until he was ready to test for his black belt. Story continues to ‘Flames’ on Page 5

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Nelson’s Evan Howarth, 17, seen here with Dean Seminoff of Kootenay Christian Martial Arts School, was among this year’s recipients of the Yes I Can! awards.

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Continued from Page 24 “At the very end it got really tough and I said ‘If you want this, you will do the rest,’� Bakas recalls. “He put up his form. He practiced when he didn’t feel like it. Anybody would normally say ‘gosh, I’ve had enough.’ But he took it all the way.� Howarth’s twin sister Hannah joined him in class, and several others worked with him oneon-one. Bakas says the school’s embrace was critical to his success. “I’d love to give this school the Yes You Can! award for making people come through and encouraging them to persevere,� she says. “The school is phenomenal


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Gordon Vallence Speirs

Bill W. Jmaeff June 30, 1917 - June 6, 2011

Bill W. Jmaeff passed away on June 6, 2011 at the age of 93. He was born in Aaron, Saskatchewan on June 30, 1917 to Bill and Molly Jmaeff, and was the youngest of 4 boys. As a young boy, he grew up on a farm and moved with his family to Eugene and Salem, Oregon finally settling in Chico, California where his family bought a home. He attended a high school for boys and loved to play baseball and football, always enjoying the company of his friends. After a short time, Bill’s family moved back to the prairies. He spent some time riding on the freight trains which brought him to the Kootenays, where he met the love of his life, Mary Kanigan. Drawn to her beauty and cheerful smile, they were married on February 11, 1937 when they were both 20 years old.

Gordon was born in Trail on Sept. 8, 1942 to Mary and Jack Speirs and passed away at KLH on June 15, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, daughter, Jennifer Clark, son, JJon SSpeirs, i three h grandchildren, d hild D Dylan l Cl Clark, k LLara Clark, and Jack Speirs, sister, Rosemary Service, and many cousins. Gordon grew up in Rossland, skiing, hitch-hiking to Trail, hunting and learning to fly when he was 16. He married Sharon Ridge, his high school sweetheart, in 1963 after he had earned his wings in the RCAF. Gordon flew many types of aircraft; including the Harvard, Chipmunk, Tudor, Dakota, Neptune, Argus, and his favourite, the Twin Otter. After 28 years of service, and many different postings, Gord retired as a major and the Speirs moved back to the Kootenays—home. We would like to extend our thanks to the Home Care team and the wonderful Home Support workers, especially Betty. Thanks also to Nelson Hospice Society and their caring volunteers, as well as the staff of KLH. We will be gathering on Friday, June 24 at 2pm in St. Matthew’s Church Hall, 3374 South Slocan Village Rd, South Slocan to remember Gordon and celebrate his life. Please join us. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to KLH Foundation, 3 View St., Nelson V1L 2V1

Their first home was in Krestova with Mary’s parents and at that time, Bill worked with his father-in-law in Salmo at the sawmill. Together, he and Mary had 3 children; Bill, Mary and Vera. He described his children as a gift of God to love and to cherish every day. He believed in love, kindness, and honesty for one another with faith being the main source of life.

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Bill worked in the Kootenay Lake Hospital as a maintenance man which was one his favorite jobs. He was also a carpenter for most of his life, working in numerous construction jobs including the Waneta Dam and Revelstoke Dam, retiring at the age of 65. Bill loved playing his guitar and accordion, and singing songs especially with his cousin, Tim Jmaeff who was also his best friend. Bill also had another passion. As an avid supporter of BC Lotto, he loved his scratch tickets. Playing slot machines across the line was also a favorite activity, as was bingo. Bill also loved to socialize at the mall and A&W, where he would meet his friends and family for coffee or lunch. He especially enjoyed the company and visits with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was so proud of all of our achievements, no matter how big or small. Bill’s final years were spent at the Mountain Lake Seniors Community where he was well-cared for by both the staff and his daughter and son-law, Vera and Phillip. Bill was predeceased by his father Bill at the age of 96, his mother Molly; his wife Mary; his brothers John, Nick, and Mike; his daughter Mary (Sherstobitoff); his son-law, Bill; his granddaughter, Natalie; and his grandson, Johnny. He is survived by his son, Bill Jmaeff and daughter-in-law, Vera; daughter, Vera and son-in-law, Phil Popoff. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Bill’s jolly laugh and warm smile will be greatly missed by all of us……. A funeral service was held Thursday June 9, 2011 from the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Service with the burial at the Krestova Cemetery. The family wishes to thank Harry Zeabin for officiating at the funeral service, the grave diggers of the Krestova Cemetery, the luncheon provided by the ladies of the Village Bistro, and Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. On–line condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca

Sussums, David Rory September 12, 1981—June 5, 2011 It is with deep sorrow the Sussums family (Don, Donna, Laura and Dan) announce the passing of their beloved son and brother. Dave touched many in his 29 years. His unfaltering courage and dignity while battling cancer was a testament to his bright spirit. His ever-present smile and unquestionable love for those in his life will be forever remembered. He leaves behind great memories and a reminder to live, laugh and love as best you can. He will be sadly missed by family and friends too many to mention, and the love of his life, Tara, who never left his side. A celebration of life was held at FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL in Calgary, Alberta on June 12, 2011. There will be an additional celebration held in Crawford Bay, B.C. on July 23, 2011. (Please email sussumsservice@ yahoo.ca for information) Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.fostersgardenchapel.ca . In lieu of flowers, Dave’s request was for donations of blood, or contributions to any of the following organizations:

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Europe Elite Soccer Academy is returning to Nelson for another fun-skilled week. The camp runs July 25 to 29 at Lakeside fields with activities focusing on both fun and skill development and done with an optimum coachplayer ratio. Both half day ($100) and full day ($195) camps available for ages 8 and up, and half day (morning) camp offered for ages 6-7 ($75). Register at nelsonsports.ca or call 352-3989. The Nelson Tennis Club is offering free programs throughout the summer with a $70 club membership. Youth/junior programs and lessons with certified tennis instructor West Martin run for six weeks between July 4 and August 10 and adult lessons begin June 20. Call Dalvanir McLean 250-352-9341 or visit nelsontennisclub.com for information. Kootenay Volleyball Camp is being hosted at Mount Sentinel School August 29 to September 1. Cost is $75 and includes camp t-shirt and daily prizes. Participants are grouped by grade with each camp offering the latest in technical skill development in

a fun and competitive learning environment. It’s a great opportunity to get ready for the upcoming high school season. Register with Joe Moreira: jmoreira@sd8. bc.ca or 250-359-7941. The Nelson Leafs Skill Development Hockey School is running July 25 to 29. The camp is open to players ages 8 to 12 (regular skaters) and 11 to 14 (elite ‘rep’ skaters). This five-day camp features 2.5 hours ice time and 1.5 hours of dry-land and activities per day. Instruction will be provided by Nelson Leafs coaches and players and includes appearances by special guest instructors. Schedule, register and details at nelsonleafs.ca. Glacier Gymnastics are offering recreational gymnastics camps throughout July and August. Each camp is 1.5 hours a day for four days per week @ $59. Schedule for Junior Campers ages 4 to 6 is 9 to 10:30 a.m, and senior campers ages 6 and up 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Also being offered is the full day, four day camp Kool Kids In Motion: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for Grade 1 and older, July 25 to 28, $160. To register and for more details go to GlacierGymnastics.com Also check out the summer leisure guide for many other camps being offered through the Nelson and District Community Complex.


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Community Earth Matters Program

Nelson’s community gardens need your help SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Earth Matters, a program of Nelson CARES Society and a local non-profit organization, has been leasing two community gardens from the City of Nelson for over 10 years with a commitment to maintain these gardens and provide local programming to the community. The Hendryx Street Forest Garden and the Cottonwood

Herbal Demonstration Garden provide valuable and unique spaces for the community to enjoy. Over the years, funding has become limited, and Earth Matters has relied on seasonal grants to maintain these spaces and have a designated staff person work in the gardens. This summer, no money is available to hire a garden coordinator or buy plants and supplies. These gardens are instru-

mental to the community’s access to green space and valuable and free educational activities and volunteer programs. “It is important to hold on to our urban green spaces. We don’t know what might happen to the spaces if they are no longer leased by Nelson CARES Society and returned back to the City. Our local park spaces are gems in our community; a place where we can enjoy and

embrace nature, in amongst the buildings and concrete,” comments Alison Roy, Earth Matters program manager. The Earth Matters gardens began with a committed group of volunteers who wanted to provide a space in Nelson where others can learn about the environment, and local sustainability and ecology. The program was rooted in volunteerism and local community funding and support.

Nelson CARES Society and the Earth Matters program hope that the community will come together again and save our urban green spaces. Anyone interested in volunteering with Earth Matters can contact Alison Roy at 250352-6011, ext 15 or by email at alison@nelsoncares.ca. Monetary donations can be made online at nelsoncares.ca or dropped off in person to 521 Vernon Street.

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Calling Artisans/Crafts/Produce Vendors. New juried Xmas Fair in Nelson early Dec. Email: kootenaychristmasfair @hotmail.com for application, info & portfolio submission outline. Apply by July 15, 2011. Eesti Jaanipaev. Helista Linda 250-354-7939

Pathways Gathering! July 1 - 4 Primitive skills, modern survival, First Nations teachings & more! Journey to the roots of your Being at this amazing event. Families welcome. $150/4 days, $45/day. Children 10-15 1/2 off, under 10 is free. Located at 9 mile, North Shore, Nelson. (watch for signs)250-357-2822

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Dr. Michael Smith (TCM) is now accepting new patients. Offering services in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal medicine, Nutritional & Functional medicine. Call 352-0459

CARE AIDES Employment opportunities available in an Complex Care Facility for Seniors in Nelson.

Must be able to work variable shifts, including some weekends. Min reqs include: sACRIMINALRECORDCLEARANCEs7(-)3s&OOD3AFE s&ITNESSASSDWITHTHISPOSITIONAND4"4EST Ä&#x201E;-534BEREGTHROUGHTHE"##!2%!)$%2%')3429WITH Ä&#x201E;!N)NTER2!)TRAININGCERTIlCATEWOULDBECONSIDEREDASTRONG asset. 4OAPPLYSENDRESUMESTOnazli.izmirli@advocarehealth.com or by fax to 250-352-0056.

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WORK TRADE FOR RENT (partial or full) Longtime Kootenay resident employed as personal caregiver seeks to exchange work for rent. Personal care giving, transportation to appointments, shopping, cooking, errands, property maintenance. Prefer private accommodation, i.e.-apt/cabin/suite in house with window view. Will consider long-term house-sitting. Ref. available. Up to date criminal record check. bondable. Phil: 250-777-1169 ensiotis@gmail.com

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Louise Mooers wishes to thank all those who attended the memorial at the Nelson Mausoleum. A special thank you to the many that came to visit Louise in the hospital, and all the staff on the third Ă oor of Kootenay Lake Hospital (Louise would say that the service was very good), Lisa & George, you went over and above, as did so many others. Dr. Malpass, you are very special and we are lucky to have you in Nelson. Many thanks to Thompsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funeral Home for all the help and support, to Rev. Gerald Sekanga for the beautiful service, and to the Hume Hotel (Greg) and kitchen staff for the spectacular preparation of the luncheon reception. I would like to apologize for having to leave the reception early as I had to be with my sister who had been in a serious accident the day before the viewing and was not able to attend the funeral. Thank you to everyone for your kindness, love and support!

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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.

AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for Journeyman Welders, $31. $35. per hour. 2nd/3rd year apprentices, hourly rate based on experience. Full benefits after 90 days. Profit sharing semi-annual after 90 days. Full-time career minded individuals preferred. This job is located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 10 minutes from Lloydminster. Send resume to: joe@autotanks.ca or call ATM at 780846-2231 to set up an interview. JOURNEYMAN MILLWRIGHT - BCTQ Millwright certification mandatory. Full time opening @ West Coast Reduction Ltd. in Vancouver. Competitive wage and benefits. Resumes or more information, email: careers@wcrl.com

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Gold Island Forest Products Ltd. is currently looking for experienced lumber graders and sawmill employees. Please apply in person with a current resume to 2896 Sentinel Road in South Slocan or call Silvia at 250-359-7000 with any questions

HORIZON TELECOM INC. is looking for journeyman copper splicers and linemen for all over BC. Telus Retirees welcome, benefit packages available. Fax or Email resume to 1-250-372-8964 or kamhorizon@telus.net

MEAT CUTTER. The Grocery People Ltd. (TGP) requires a Meat Cutter for their Super A store located in Fairview, Alberta. The successful candidate must have a thorough knowledge of all aspects of meat cutting, and have the ability to work quickly and effectively. Applicants’ must have previous retail meat cutting experience. The successful candidate must be able to provide a clean security clearance. If you have the skills and abilities to meet our expectations, forward your resume in confidence to: Human Resources Officer, The Grocery People Ltd., 14505 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, AB, T5L 3C4. Fax 780-447-5781. Email: humanresources@tgp.ca.

NEW CAREER Opportunities with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. We are seeking enthusiastic self-starters for newly developed positions at our Grande Prairie and Prince George auction facility. Equipment Manager - Grande Prairie & Equipment Inspector - Prince George. To learn more, please visit our careers website at: www.rbauction.com/careers.

Home Care/Support

LIVE-IN CAREGIVER needed for our sister, stroke survivor, ambulatory, aphasic. Need one honest, thoughtful, empathic, woman with good English. Live on farm. Please send references to: Box 636, c/o bcclassified, 818 Broughton St, Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4.

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Health Products BERGAMONTE- THE Natural Way To Improve Your Glucose, Cholesterol & Cardiovascular Health! Call today to find out how to get a free bottle with your order! 1-888-4705390.

Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit/Age/Income is NOT an issue. 1-800-5872161. MoneyProvider.com. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Legal Services DIAL-A-LAW OFFERS general information on a variety of topics on law in BC. 604-6874680 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.565.5297 (Outside LM); www.dialalaw.org (audio available). Lawyer Referral Service matches people with legal concerns to a lawyer in their area. Participating lawyers offer a 30 minute consultation for $25 plus tax. Regular fees follow once both parties agree to proceed with services. 604-687-3221 (Lower Mainland) or 1-800-6631919 (Outside LM).

Buying, Selling? Help Wanted

The Corporation of the City of Nelson is accepting applications for the position of

DEVELOPMENT TECHNICIAN

The City of Nelson is currently seeking to fill the position of Development Technician. This part time position (20 hrs weekly) reports to the Manager of Development Services and Sustainability and is responsible for responding to customer inquiries regarding development application requirements, permit fees and applications status. Further information regarding this position can be found on the City of Nelson website at www.nelson.ca. Resumes must be submitted no later than June 30th at 3:00 pm to: Human Resources, City of Nelson, #101 – 310 Ward Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 5S4; or fax to: 250.352.2131 or email to: hr@nelson.ca We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however; only those under consideration will be contacted.

Siberian Husky pups, females, black & white, dewormed, $500.(250)829-0651 Spunky little Boston Terriers, 1st shots, dewormed, 1-yr congenital health guarantee, great all around family pets, $700. (250)421-0384 or (250)426-8560 Tiny Chihuahuas, males only, 1st shots, dewormed, 1-yr congenital health guarantee, $350. (250)421-0384 (250)426-8560

Merchandise for Sale

Auctions SOLD THE FARM Farm Equipment, Horses, Antiques, etc... June 25th 2011 at 11:00am.

!!ALL MUST GO!!

Preview June 24th, 2:00pm to 7:00pm. 9230 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta BC. 604-596-7072 All the details on the auction are at: www.vandongensporthorsesales.com

$300 & Under NELSON: 1 yr old, like new, energy efficient AMANA Dryer $300 call 250-352-9643

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

Garage Sales BALFOUR Multi Family Garage Sale, June 25th, 9 - 3, New, Used & Collectable, Lake Shore Place #27 - 7126 Hwy 3A FAMILY GARAGE SALE. Saturday, June 25th. 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 2138 Hwy 3A (4 Mile). Kids clothes, home furnishings, sporting goods, and more! Parking available on Annable and Taylor Rd. GARAGE SALE- TWO HOUSEHOLDS TOOLS, HARDWARE, NICKNACKS, SPORTING GOODS THIS SATURDAY JUNE 25, 2011 6126 PIPPERS LANE (by the Harrop ferry north side) 9:00am to 3:00pm

DOCKS FOR SALE!! 4 - 10x12 Floating Docks/ Swimming Platforms $3900.00 + HST ($32.50 Sq.Ft.) Or build your own dock with Fully Encapsulated Billets Many sizes to choose from Carrying Capacity Apprx 55 lbs per cubic foot ($30.00 a linear ft) To view or for more info Call 250-777-4177 **HOME PHONE Reconnect** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348. SAWMILLS - BAND/Chainsaw - Spring Sale - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. Make money and save money. In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. www.NorwoodSawmills.com /400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT

Misc. Wanted WANTED: 1)Occasional Ride to/from Kaslo will share gas. 2) Acoustic Guitar, do you have a Morris? 3)Dbl Bed w/frame, good cond. call 250-352-6120 (evenings)

Classified Ads for items under $100 cost just $1!

Real Estate Acreage for Sale LAND LIQUIDATION20 Acres $0 Down, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee. FREE Color Brochure. 1-800-755-8953.

Duplex/4 Plex

MULTI Family Yard Sale! musical instruments, records, household items, furniture, clothes and more. Sun, June 26th 9am to 4pm. 311 Latimer Street.

NELSON: 1201 Davies St. new 2bdrm duplex. Half sold, high quality, energuide 80, great views, great location, $349,000 incl. HST, 226-7809. propertyguys.com ID#196677

Medical Supplies

Houses For Sale

CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! 1-866-981-5991.

Misc. for Sale

CUSTOM POWELL River Ocean View home, no HST, 3bed 2-bath, granite, covered decks, view this perfect retirement home with rental suite. w w w. w e s t c o a s t e n d . c o m $420,000 1-604-413-2099

Kootenays

75lbs punching bag & gloves, $50. DJ Hero & turntable for X-box360, $50. 250-352-9625 ADVANCE ENGINE Supply. Specials on all remanufactured marine applications, starting at $1600 with a 2 season, unlimited hour warranty. Call toll free 1-877-465-2702. A FREE Telephone service Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464. CAN’T GET Up your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-9816591. CHERRIES: JULIETTE or Carmine Jewel at $6.99/tree for full box of 90. Also Evans Cherry, Haskaps, Raspberries, Black Currants, Saskatoons, Sea Buckthorn. 1-866-8733846 or treetime.ca.

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

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

BRAND NEW HOMES!! Within Minutes of Nelson 2081 & 2083 Kettleson Road Walk-Out Bungalows Lake Views, Creek & Private Park, 9 & 10 ft Ceilings,Hardwood Floors, S/S Appliances, Maple Cabinetry $995,000.00 net HST incl. For Complete Info

www.kettlesonroad.com To View Call Laura Salmon 250-551-8877 Your #1 Choice for Real Estate in Nelson & the West Kootenays Re/Max RC Realty Each office individually owned and operated

Lakeshore

REWARDING NURSING OPPORTUNITY RN needed to provide nursing respite for toddler in Nelson BC • Casual day/short call shifts • Wages according to Collective Agreement Please Contact: Joanne Francis RN Resource Ability 1-250-612-1664 joanne.francis@shaw.ca

Real Estate

Rentals

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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Escape: Tornados, Floods, Hurricanes, Wildfire, Earthquake, Landslide and Crime. N.Idaho Peaceful Country Cabin on 30 acres. Get more magic from life. www.Magic Mountain83858.com

Forty year old man seeks reasonably priced accommodations in/around Nelson. Rent assured. Prefer access to public transit. Clean, quiet, nonpartier & responsible. Good references. Please contact Peter at 250 352-9876

Mobile Homes & Parks

NELSON: Single, 40+ energetic woman requires reasonably priced self contained little unit. $500/mo. all inclusive. Experienced in light renos, auto work, cooking & pet care.Willing to help out if I can. Please call Mardi at: 352-9876

Canadian CSA Modular, Manufactured, and Park Model Homes @ US factory direct wholesale prices. Starting @ 39,824 better features + more options = best value. The Home Boys 877976-3737 or 509-481-9830 www.hbmodular.com We will beat anyone’s price. Guaranteed!

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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent AVAIL now. Furnished above ground bsmt studio in Lower Rosemont. $650 incl hydro, NS, NP. 250-354-3994 LARGE one bedroom appartment downtown Nelson. Lakeview, balcony, W/D. 825.00/mo. no utils, NS. 250-354-3636

Nelson: 2 bdrm apartment available July 1st. NS/NP $825/mo. Call 250-365-7335 Nelson: near downtown. 1 bdrm apt for rent. NS/NP. July 1. 250-229-5234

Commercial/ Industrial Beautiful downtown professional /office building for lease, 601 Kootenay St. 825-9932

Buying, Selling? Duplex / 4 Plex NELSON: 12 Mile, 2bdrm Duplex, $700 + utilities. 250-551-0394

Misc for Rent CITY LIVING in a Westcoast setting! Beautiful rentals available now in Wesbrook Village at UBC. Studios, 2-bedrooms and Townhouses. Call 604-228-2025 today, or mail DiscoverWesbrook@ubcproperties.com. www.DiscoverWesbrook.ca/bcy

Homes for Rent 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 fmfontaine@redmtn.ca

Responsible & reliable young female looking to trade work for rent for the rest of June. I am looking for long term rental & will be able to pay up to $400/mo. starting July 1st. I have great references as a nanny & babysitter & for some cleaning work. Please contact me asap & we can discuss further. (250) 315-6155. WORK TRADE FOR RENT (partial or full) Longtime Kootenay resident employed as personal caregiver seeks to exchange work for rent. Personal care giving, transportation to appointments, shopping, cooking, errands, property maintenance. Prefer private accommodation, i.e.-apt/cabin/suite in house with window view. Will consider long-term house-sitting. Ref. available. Up to date criminal record check. bondable. Phil: 250-777-1169 ensiotis@gmail.com

Transportation

Suites, Lower Bachelor Suite in Rosemont. Avail July 1, NS, NP. $650 incl utilities & cable/internet. Single occupant only. 250-505-1178 NELSON: 1bdrm walkout suite downtown. Available July 1st WD, NS/NP $550/mo + utilities 250-825-9498

Townhouses Nelson, Rosemont: 1.5 bath, 3br, new paint & floors. WD, NS/NP, references. $1,100/mo Avail Aug 1. 250-229-4364

Project: Roaster 2.4kV Switchroom Project Electrical Installation Contract 163397-C03 Owner: Teck Metals Ltd., Trail BC Contractor: Martech Electrical Systems Ltd. 1700 Woodland Drive Castlegar, BC V1N 4J4 Engineer: Amec Americas Limited 1385 Cedar Ave. Trail, BC V1R 4C3 V.C (Vern) Gregory, Project Manager Telephone (250) 368-2524 The above mentioned Contract has been declared substantially performed as of May 27, 2011.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BUILDER’S LIEN ACT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

It’s time to place your ad!

Cars - Domestic ‘82 Oldsmobile 2 door 305, runs, rear frame cracked, good tires, $250. Call 250-354-7321 ATTENTION COLLECTORS 1980 CAMARO, only 50,000 K on reblt punched 305 eng. 3 spd. $2,800. Call for more info. 250-523-9762. (Logan Lake)

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 nbrown@selkirk.ca or call 250-2294482.

250.352.1890 Place Your ClassiÀed Ad Here!

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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

Boats

Shared Accommodation NELSON:DOWNTOWN. Looking to share an apartment with a roommate starting July 1. I’m a filmmaker. I’m quiet, respectful & like to keep things clean & I’m looking for a roommate with these same qualities! Please call 505-9534

NOTICE OF SUBSTANTIAL PERFORMANCE

For Sale: A Cabin on the Lake The Kootenay Queen • 1976 30ft cabin cruiser with a 185 merc • Full galley (fridge, stove, sink, furnace, toilet) • Fold down table for a queen sized bed • Fold up bunk beds • VHF radio • Hull is sound, galley is dated. • Low draft • 200 hrs on new engine • A great boat that needs some TLC. $12,000.00 invested, will take offers starting at $9K Call 250-358-7794 or email frdfntn@yahoo.ca for more information

The Sky is the Limit Buy It, Sell It, or Trade It! For Classifieds That Work! Call:

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Community Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program

Watch osprey chicks live on webcam

SUBMITTED

Special to the Nelson Star

The osprey adults have returned from warmer climates, the chicks have begun to hatch, and the cameras are rolling at fwcp.ca. This year’s nest cam is once again showing live-streaming images of the hatching, feeding and daily life of a pair of osprey and their chicks. This project is a joint initiative between the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program and the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, where the nest is located. “We had a great season last year,” said John Krebs, crew lead with the Compensation Program in the Columbia region which is a partnership between BC Hydro, the Province of BC and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. “All three eggs hatched successfully and two of the three chicks fledged at the end of the season. It was fascinating to watch their behaviour and to have a birds-eye-view into the nest. This year we are hoping to see similar nest success.” The first egg was observed in the

nest May 13 and by May 17 the tally had risen to three. Typically ospreys lay three or four eggs, with the eggs being laid one to three days apart and hatching in the same sequence. This means that if food is scarce, the older, larger chick will likely outcompete its siblings and survive. If, on the other hand, there is plentiful food then all three chicks will have a better chance of survival. “We think that the food supply should be relatively good this year,” added Krebs. “In 2009 the Ministry of Environment estimated a record-high 48 million kokanee in the main body of Kootenay Lake, of which 33 million were fry. Many of those fry will now be adults and a prime food source for this osprey family.”

That plentiful food supply is aided by the nutrient restoration program in Kootenay Lake that is coordinated jointly by the Province of BC and the Compensation Program, with the South Arm nutrient additions being funded through the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho. This program feeds the microscopic phytoplankton that is the base for the food web in the lake’s ecosystem. If all goes well, the osprey chicks will take nearly two months to fledge and then remain on, or around, the nest until early September, before heading south for winter. Therefore there is ample time to watch the birds’ behaviour throughout the summer. “It really is something special to hear the chicks start screeching and moving out of the way prior to an incoming parent flying in with a talon full of fish,” said Carla Ahern from the wildlife centre. “This project provides a first class opportunity to view nature without getting in its way.” Visit the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program’s website at fwcp. ca for live streaming images of the osprey.

OSPREY FACTS l Ospreys return to the same nest, made of sticks, often located on man-made elevated structures such as power poles, buoys and bridges as well as cliffs and snags. l The diet of an osprey consists nearly entirely of live fish. The nutrient restoration program in Kootenay Lake has helped boost kokanee numbers is, therefore, playing an important role in supporting the osprey population. l Ospreys can become completely submerged when diving for fish and still take off with their prey, unlike bald eagles which pluck the fish from the surface. l There have been reports of ospreys drowning after locking into a fish that is too big and strong to bring to the surface. l Ospreys were once threatened around the world primarily due to the use of DDT and other pesticides, but their numbers have rebounded in recent decades. l They are the most widely distributed bird of prey, found on all continents except Antarctica. l Ospreys in the Columbia Basin usually migrate in winter to the southern United States or Mexico.

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Selkirk College is hosting a special reunion on July 8, 9 and 10 at the Castlegar campus to celebrate 25 years of International Education. Hundreds of students from five continents and more than 25 countries have come to study and experience life in the West Kootenay over the past quarter century. “Over the years, our Kootenay communities have welcomed international students into their homes and their cities. We’re looking forward to celebrating this landmark with our community, past alumni and partner institutions,” says Vi Kalesnikoff, dean of community, corporate and international development. English as a Second Language courses at Selkirk College date back to the early 1980s when classes focused primarily on conversational English and employment assistance for new immigrants and refugees in the West Kootenay. Classes were offered in Castlegar, Trail, Nelson, Grand Forks, Kaslo and Nakusp. Selkirk’s International program began in earnest in 1986 when the Castlegar campus received its first seven students from Hong Kong. With no bus service to the college, instructors took turns picking students up and driving them home at the end of the day. By 1987, a second group of 14 students arrived, bus service to the college began and a separate department was formed for International Education. These days, approximately 300 international students come to Selkirk each

year. Most arrive with more English than they did in the 1980s and 1990s; many international students now enter directly into post-secondary diploma programs such as Business Administration and Resort and Hotel Management.

Selkirk International has continually adapted its English Language program to meet the needs of its increasingly sophisticated international clientele. Today’s program offers six levels of academic courses, as well as themebased seminars and

opportunities to participate in the local community. Selkirk International is excited to celebrate 25 years of friendship between students, homestay families, partner institutions and staff. All friends and homestay families are

welcome to participate in the reunion event on July 8, 9 and 10. For more information or to register, visit selkirk.ca/inter national/25thannive rsaryreunion, email internationalreunion@selkirk.ca or call Robin Trudel at 250-365-1306.

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