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Killed at war 67 years ago, Nelson’s Harry MacKenzie will be honoured on Saturday by the French village where his plane’s wreckage was found

by Greg Nesteroff Nelson Star Reporter


he nephew of a Nelson-raised World War II pilot will attend a ceremony in France tomorrow honouring his uncle, whose plane was shot down in 1944.

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says Ian MacKenzie of Coquitlam, who with wife Kim will today visit the site where the plane’s engine was recovered and then join 300 guests at a reception at the town hall Saturday. “In October 2009, I got an email at work from a man named Eric Fardel. It was in my junk folder and I almost deleted it, but it said ‘Are you related to [Harry] MacKenzie? We’ve pulled the motor from his plane.’ It went exponentially from there.�

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Wreckage from flight officer Harry MacKenzie’s Typhoon aircraft was found in a marsh near the village of Sacy le Grand, a farming community about 40 km north of Paris, touching off a search for his descendents and the creation of a memorial by local residents. “It’s taken on a life of its own,�


ector Henry MacKenzie Jr. — Hank or Harry to friends — was born in 1920 in the now-abandoned B.C. mining town of Anyox, but his family soon moved to Nelson, where his father was a popular physician and surgeon at Kootenay Lake hospital. As Sylvia Crooks writes in Homefront and Battlefront:

Nelson, BC in World War II, Harry received most of his education here, but his parents sent him to boarding school in Victoria for Grade 10 — where he badly missed his friends and begged to come home. “He raised hell and what for and he joined us for [Grades] 11 and 12,� his classmate Dawn Penniket told Crooks. “He was a great guy, more fun and a lousy dancer but much loved by our gang. He and Bob Crerar owned an old car and it always was in a million pieces spread out on Carbonate Street.� (The MacKenzies Story continues to ‘Final Mission’ on Page 9

Nelson-raised Harry MacKenzie (right) fought in World War II. His plane was shot down on his last mission. Sixty-ďŹ ve years later the engine from his plane (above) was discovered in a French marsh. He will be honoured this weekend in France.

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A report card on homelessness in the Nelson area finds the availability of affordable housing didn’t improve last year, as demand continued to far outstrip supply. The report, released this week by the Nelson Committee on Homelessness, pulled together data from agencies including Canada Mortgage and Housing, Stepping Stones shelter, and area food banks. It says Nelson’s vacancy rate remains less than two per cent — lower than Vancouver, Victoria, and major Okanagan centres. The 2010 figure of 1.8 per cent was actually a bit higher than the previous year, but the change is not considered statistically significant. The provincial rate was 4.1 per cent. “Other cities have expanded their secondary suite and condominium rental offerings more so than Nelson [and] added some purpose built rentals to the housing stock,” report author Celeste Le Duigou says, adding the lack of vacancies increases rental prices, putting them out of reach for low-income people.

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Celeste Le Duigou, community coordinator for the Nelson Committee on Homelessness, released a report card this week that shows the area’s housing situation remains tight for those on low incomes.

(Canadian Mortgage and Housing defines affordability as a maximum of 30 per cent of household income spent on shelter.) Another indicator of in-

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due to low turnover and the unlikelihood of people ever being offered units. Demand has also increased for the Kiwanis units in Fairview, and for 106 units at three different properties managed by the Nelson and District Housing Society. Cicada Place, which provides youth housing, has its longest waiting list ever. Stepping Stones shelter’s occupancy rate in its 201011 fiscal year was 98 per cent, the highest since it opened in 2004. About a third of the people who stay there have no income at all, and only 10 per cent have any kind of employment. The report also included data on “hidden homeless” based on a telephone survey of 1,000 Nelson area residents by the Social Planning and Research Council of BC. It found that at any given time, 75 homeless people are staying temporarily with friends or family. About half are women, a larger percentage than the shelter population, “owing to women’s greater reliance on social networks than men.” Le Duigou further examined traffic at local food banks, concluding that even


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HOUSING CRUNCH BY THE NUMBERS Nelson’s vacancy rate in 2010: 1.8% Nelson’s vacancy rate in 2009: 1.1% Nelson’s vacancy rate in 2003: 5.3% Vancouver’s vacancy rate in 2010: 2.2% B.C.’s vacancy rate in 2010: 4.1% Increase in demand for Kiwanis Society housing, 2008-10: 150% Increase in demand for Nelson and District Housing Society units, 2007-10: 59% Increase in demand for Cicada Place Youth Housing units, 2007-10: 58% Occupancy rate at Stepping Stones shelter, 2010-11: 98% Average monthly visits to Nelson food banks in 2010: 1,634 Increase in demand at Nelson Food Cupboard, 200410: 80% Increase in demand at Salvation Army Food Bank, 2007-10: 36% Visits by children to the Nelson Food Cupboard in 2010: 3,096 Increase in visits by children to the Nelson Food Cupboard, 2007-10: 62% Lunches served at Our Daily Bread in 2009: 22,461 Lunches served at Our Daily Bread in 2010: 15,987 (after the introduction of a fee) Percentage of Our Daily Bread guests who were employed in 2010: 16 Percentage of Stepping Stones clients who were employed in 2010: 10 Percentage of Stepping Stones clients who were employed in 2006: 22 Percentage of Nelson Friendship Outreach Clubhouse members who have experienced homelessness: 73 Percentage of Clubhouse members who are currently homeless: 14 Percentage who have cut back on food to afford housing: 64 Percentage of ANKORS clients paying between 60 and 80 per cent of their income on rent: 100 Percentage using the food bank every month: 100

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Source: 2010 Annual Report Card on Homelessness for Nelson and Area, prepared by Nelson Committee on Homelessness, using data from ANKORS, Canada Mortgage and Housing, Canadian Mental Health Association, Youth Employment Resource Centre, Nelson Friendship Outreach Clubhouse, Our Daily Bread, Salvation Army, Nelson Food Cupboard, and other agencies.

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“This is an indication that families with children are experiencing more poverty and are increasingly at risk of becoming homeless,” Le Duigou writes. Our Daily Bread served hot lunch to an average of 64 people a day last year. A new policy of charging a nominal fee reduced the number of transients using the service and increased the number of long-term residents. A survey found over a third of them were homeless, including 12 per cent who slept outside. Most were unemployed. “Many people are under the impression that people who are homeless are in that state because they lack the motivation to work,” Le Duigou writes. “The experiences and voices of people who need the food and shelter support

services in Nelson speak otherwise.” Twenty-two members of the Nelson Friendship Outreach Clubhouse, which provides a social and recreational program for people with mental health issues, were also asked about their housing situations. Nearly three quarters have experienced homelessness, some are currently homeless, and many others are experiencing “extreme issues of affordability” by spending over half their income on housing. Nearly two-thirds said they cut back on food and seeing friends and relatives to afford housing. The latest report card is the most thorough to date, drawing on data from several agencies not included last year. Although it doesn’t suggest solutions, Le Duigou says government housing subsidies are wise investments. “Give people housing they can afford and other expenditures in health and court services decline by half the first couple of years and keep going down as the person continues in a stable situation,” she says. Lynn Adams, who sits on the Social Planning Action Network, was distressed to hear the situation didn’t get better last year. “I feel slightly depressed by all of it because it’s ongoing and pervasive,” she says. “We keep trying to work at this, but nothing seems to ever change.” She says the involvement of children in homelessness “breaks my heart. But you have to have more than a heart breaking. You need a really strong group of people to grab hold of this situation and somehow move forward.”

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Kootenay Lake school trustees rejected the idea of hiring an external consultant to review their decision making process Tuesday, but struck a series of committees they hope will generate greater community involvement in the district. The board declined to act on a request by Trafalgar Middle School’s parent advisory committee for an independent review in the wake of controversy over whether to add another French immersion class. Instead, they approved the creation of six “community engagement committees” — one for each region of the district, or “family of schools” — to be composed of trustees, principals, teachers, parents, and CUPE staff. They will meet four times a year and host two “engagement sessions” with students, parents, staff, and community members. According to their terms of reference, the committees will “inform the board regarding hopes and expectations for students in the community [and] inform the broader community regarding current trends and issues in

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public education.” “My hope is these committees will provide an opportunity for all people whether they have children in school or not,” superintendent Jeff Jones says. “They’ll tell the board what people are thinking.” He says the committees will provide a “respectful dialogue” around issues such as programming, grade configurations and technology. Although not created directly in response to the heated debate over French immersion, Jones feels the committees could have channelled that discussion

more constructively. “There have been a number of accusations about some of our senior staff,” Jones says. “They haven’t been respectful of trying establish a meaningful working relationship. I’m very concerned about how to have this kind of dialogue in our community.” In deciding against the outside review of their decision-making, trustees expressed concern about the potential cost. “If we had that kind of money in the budget, I would rather put it in a classroom,” said East Shore trustee Verna MayersMackenzie. “Sometimes I’ve gone for consultants. This time we really don’t have the money.” “My experience is that external teams don’t know the community and get very polarized examples of what groups want,” Creston trustee Annette Hambler added. “Let’s give [the committees] a chance to be successful before hiring people we can’t afford who may make things worse.” Trafalgar parent advisory committee president Robin Woodbridge said afterward he thought someone locally could have done the review “at very minimal cost.” However, while he was

disappointed the idea was shot down, he was encouraged by discussion of more parental involvement — something they have also been calling for. “As far as I’m concerned, there hasn’t been much of that,” he said. “Communication has been horrible. Maybe now we’ll see some changes. Hopefully, anyway. We will continue to hold them accountable.” He wasn’t sure, however, how effective the community committees might be. The parent advisory committee recently asked for an independent investigation of the district’s thought process, arguing it has “not met the basic requirements of credible, transparent, and effective decision-making. “These issues and our concerns are not about the French immersion program, rather they relate to fundamental underlying concerns about how decisions … are made,” they wrote. The district opted not to expand its French immersion offerings at the middle school, despite pressure from parents. More than 90 students signed up for the program, which is normally capped at 60. See related story on Page 5

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Parent rep calls for apology

A Nelson parent says she was taken aback at being cut short at Tuesday’s school board meeting and told she was “embarrassing� herself by persisting. Trish Dehnel, an outspoken advocate for an additional French immersion class in Nelson, was reading aloud a letter critical of the district’s handling of the situation when chair Mel Joy asked her repeatedly to stop. “I didn’t like the way I was treated,� Dehnel said afterward. “We’re invited to a public meeting and our

thoughts aren’t even shared with the board.� She sent the full letter to trustees the following day, with the appended note: “When I am told that I am embarrassing myself by speaking competently about an issue that impacts my child, I feel that it is you that does not understand.� However, Joy says she only jumped in because she felt a senior staff member was being attacked. “The board believes in hearing from the public and all members are encouraged to speak,� she told the

Star. “[Dehnel] was giving a very positive report until she mentioned a staff member, at which time I asked her to stop.� When Dehnel continued, “I made the comment about it being embarrassing. I meant the situation.� Joy says she feels badly how things unfolded, “but I will support our staff and board members always to ensure their reputation and integrity is respected.� She adds she had no issue with the presentation’s subject or length and is usually a “laid back� chair.

Susan Wilson of the district parent advisory council, who was present, said she was disappointed with Joy’s reaction, and called for a written apology. “As a long-time board meeting attendee I’ve never witnessed such contempt for the public and hope I never witness such treatment again,� she said. “The suggestion Trish was ‘embarrassing herself ’ only shows a true lack of compassion or tolerance for one of this district’s parent leaders.� — Greg Nesteroff


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Friday, June 24, 2011 Nelson Star


Editor: Bob Hall Publisher: Chuck Bennett

A long way from clay wheels


kateboarding has come a long way since the sidewalk surfing days of the early 1960s. In fact, skateboarding has come a long way since last year. On Tuesday night, a small group of skateboard enthusiasts gathered at the Hume Hotel for a brainstorming session with skatepark designer New Line Skateparks. With land adjacent to the Nelson and District Community Complex now secured, the Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skatepark Society is moving ahead with its design process. In his presentation, New Line vice-president Trevor Morgan unveiled an incredible array of possibilities for locals to ponder. The Vancouver-based design and construction company is behind more than 100 skateparks from Surrey to Sweden (you can check some of them out at After the powerpoint dimmed and the discussion began, one thing was clear: the creativity and beauty of the modern skatepark is impressive. These concrete creations are not to be stashed away in some dark corner of town. They can be a showcase for a community and a bustling hub of activity. Local outdoor skatepark advocates have plenty to get excited about. Though still in the early stages — plenty of cash still needs to be fundraised — the glimpse into the future is something the whole community should now get behind. This project has been a long time coming and has seen the board slipped from under its shoes too many times. The political bumbling is now ancient history, but community leaders at City Hall and beyond need to make sure the youth get the support they need to make this happen soon. It’s clear what will be built on the 10,000 square foot plot is not what grandpa used to ride with his clay wheels. If done correctly and with the proper support, this outdoor facility will become a source of pride for the entire community. We want to hear from you. E-MAIL LETTERS TO: DROP OFF/MAIL: 514 Hall Street, Nelson, V1L 1Z2 The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

MLA Column - Michelle Mungall

Why I’m voting to stop the HST


allots for the Harmonized Sales Tax are arriving in mailboxes. The BC Liberal government’s $7 million taxpayer-funded advertising campaign has kicked into gear on TV, radio and with a “voters’ guide” rightfully described by Independent MLA Vicki Huntington as “designed to deceive.” Like Huntington, I am tired of all the deception that has resulted from the HST. First, the HST was brought in after the BC Liberal government lied in the election. Then it took 700,000 British Columbians making history to force the BC Liberals to at least ask us what we thought. We were promised by the BC Liberals that we would have a fair referendum process, but not until September 2011. Not soon enough we said, and the promise came for a June 24 date. Score two

for the people — or so we thought. The BC Liberals have broken their promise for a June 24 referendum run like an election. Instead we have a problematic mail-in ballot that lacks proper scrutineering and transparency. This tactic is often called “voter suppression” — nothing any governing party should be proud of. I’d like the government to be honest, and voting yes in this referendum is one clear and legitimate way to send them a message, but it’s not the main reason for me. For me it is about fairness. At the core of my values, of what drives me every day no matter how rough the day, is the idea that fairness is worth fighting for. As a child, when I was told that “life isn’t fair,” I always responded “it should be.” We all deserve access to quality health care. We all deserve a good education. We all deserve a good

life. No one would dispute that in Canada. To this, we should all pay our fair share of the taxes. The HST changes that. It shifts more taxation onto you and away from the big corporations who haven’t been paying their fair share for several years. Whenever you go to a restaurant, buy a sandwich from the Extra Foods deli, get your hair cut, switch to energy-saving appliances, go skiing, go to a naturopath, you are paying more. The average family pays over $1,000 more per year. We are all paying more to the tune of roughly $2 billion each year and the big corporations are paying less. When I spoke with bike shop owners, one worker said to me she was upset to have to turn a little boy away because he hadn’t saved enough when he found out about the HST. He had enough if the HST didn’t cost him seven per

cent more. Something in this story hits home. An 11-year-old boy pays more while Alcan, Teck, and Telus pay less. So what happens when you and I have less to spend? One of BC’s largest employers, restaurants, are saying they have to lay people off. Single moms living off tips have even less, and child poverty gets worse. Restaurants can’t buy local food because it costs more, and they have less. That’s not going to be good for our local farmers. The list goes on. Meanwhile, the CEOs of BC’s biggest corporations are making on average 35 per cent more than they did last year. Highest child poverty in Canada, and one BC CEO sees his annual salary jump 1,117 per cent. This is 2011. Yes, life should be fair. Yes, taxes should be fair. Yes, the HST is unfair. So, yes, I want to stop the HST.

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Letters to the Editor

Serving Nelson & Area Since 1987.

At war with the natural world We are the immigrant nation and we are not worthy of the glory and grandeur that surrounds us. The ambassadors from the forest have been killed and the war with the natural world continues here in the Kootenays as we develop our valleys, clear cut our forests and dam up our creeks to support a lifestyle, a culture, that is doomed. The immigrant nation cannot handle reality. Bears have always been part of reality in the Kootenay and in my 61 years I do not recall one fatal attack in the West Kootenay by a bear. During that time, thousands and thousands of people have been killed by cars and prescriptions and suicides and booze and cancer and falling down the stairs. Living life can be dangerous and often fatal. Do not fear the bears, fear our inability to deal with reality. Bears were never such a big deal before, and perhaps it was because just outside every town was a dump and that was where the bears were. I fondly remember as a

child my parents taking me to the Banff dump where the black bears ruled by day, to be chased away at dusk when the grizzlies arrived. Later in life, at the Fernie dump, I watched

“The immigrant nation cannot handle reality. Bears have always been part of reality in the Kootenay and in my 61 years I do not recall one fatal attack in the West Kootenay by a bear.” a man down in a pit with eight bears, side by each, going through the garbage. The fattest bears I ever saw were at the New Denver dump; the fat rolled as they ran. The Kootenay has always been a great place for bears but the redfish numbers in many creeks are down, the orchards are subdivided and gone. The dumps, because of exponential growth of the trash from the immigration

nation, have been centralized, industrialized, then buried throughout our watershed. The bears are hungry as they are chased from traditional feeding areas by the urban affluent invading our wild lands at places like Whitewater and Baldface. We should feed the bears at certain times and places. All the horses that are presently killed by injection with poisons so toxic the entire horse must be buried to prevent certain death to all that eats them. Shoot the horse and feed the bears. The immigrant nation must begin to see the grandeur and glory that surrounds us. We can no longer allow it to be managed from afar. We must become the custodians of our forests, our water and our wildlife. I hope some day the immigrant nation will make peace with the ambassadors from the forest. We can begin by abolishing the grizzly bear hunt. Dick Murphy Nelson

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AFFORDABLE HOME OWNERSHIP Payments of approx. $1200/month including mortgage, taxes, and strata fees. This wonderful tidy home includes a lovely new maple kitchen, quality laminate floors throughout, new bathrooms, fresh paint and newer windows. With over 1300 sq. ft. there are 3 bedrooms and 1½ bathrooms. A private location with a wonderful yard. QUICK POSSESSION AVAILABLE.



Blewett View Acreage

Incredible river and mountain views all the way across the valley to Taghum. This hillside acreage has a building site, drilled well and approval for septic. There is a lovely spring on the property. Excellent access. Backs on to Crown land that is popular for outdoor adventure activities. This is a very smart buy for just under 5 acres less than 10 minutes from Nelson. Assessed value is $153,000. HST is applicable with rebates available.



Small But Has It All A very cute home on almost a half acre just outside Nelson on the North Shore. Two bedrooms on the main floor plus a covered deck with lake views, and a third bedroom in the full basement. Variety of landscaping and a nice piece of level lawn. Storage shed, carport and separate studio with woodstove.

More attention on bikers required

We all know the health benefits of exercise in preventing obesity, cardiovascular diseases, depression, and maintaining bone density and mobility. In Nelson, we have an increase in bike commuters and recreational cyclists in the city and on the North Shore, yet we still have poorly marked bike lanes and poor verge design. In Nelson, our downtown core has no bike racks for parking bikes. Our waterfront pathways have no designated bike lanes and remain unpaved. Before some pooh-pooh biking as a regular method of getting around, perhaps one should review the research indicating cyclists live longer and they are healthier. Continuing research confirms cycling can significantly increase a person’s lifespan and health, even when re-

searchers weighed the risks of getting hit by a car or breathing in environmental pollution, the benefits of cycling were at least 10 times greater than the risks (Environmental Health Perspectives, http:// action). Globally, governments are promoting bicycle transportation. Vancouver, where residents live in higher density neighbourhoods, similar to Nelson, promotes biking. Bike lanes are well marked by signage and by painted bike lanes. The Vancouver downtown core has bike racks and bike lockers. The expansion of bike lanes has exposed some traffic issues; however, life expectancy in the Vancouver service area is 81.9 years, Richmond residents are living an average of 83.4 years, all higher than the BC average, including

the Kootenays, of 80.9 years. Exercise and active lifestyles are credited as a main factor in life expectancy ( cycling). I request Nelson council and the rural district review research and initiate proper cycle roadway design. Please install downtown bike racks for parking and don’t forget, the North Shore is a major corridor for commuters and recreation cyclists from Nelson and area; therefore, it should be included in design planning. Please support living healthier and longer lives by building healthy infrastructure. P.S.: Don’t let the hills make a sloth out of you, the new electric bikes available are awesome. June is Bike Month. Linda Rollins RN BScN Nelson


Stanley Cup not the greatest trophy on the planet There was a factual error on the front page of Friday’s edition. The “greatest trophy in professional sport” is the Jules Rimet trophy, awarded for winning the 204-nation World Cup, not the twonation Stanley Cup.

I understand that hockey is religion to some, but only to a tiny minority of the world. Yours, not entirely seriously, Chris Drysdale Nelson


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Sandbags out as water runs high GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Numerous sandbags have been distributed around the region as local lakes and creeks remain swollen, although no major damage has yet been reported. Regional District of Central Kootenay emergency coordinator Noreen Clayton says while she has not done an inventory, residents have been picking up bags provided by the provincial emergency program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We put them out in fire halls and people have been able to pick them up free and fill them,â&#x20AC;? she says. They have been used in Vallican, Ainsworth, Queens Bay, and Six Mile, and there have also been problems in Silverton and Sandon, although Clayton isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure whether sandbags were actually deployed there. In most cases, the work was precautionary and not in response to actual flooding. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people did it in preparation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; got 100 bags and put them out,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always advised to do it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bit of work, but do it anyways.â&#x20AC;? Sand has also been dropped off in Balfour and at Nine Mile, where homeowners are guarding the edges of properties to keep water from seeping into basements. While some yards and wharfs have been inundated, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not aware of any buildings yet affected. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once the water goes down I think we will see some minor issues, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any reports of major damage,â&#x20AC;? Clayton says. However, high water on Kootenay Lake is believed responsible for a major line break on the Balfour water system last week, which has since been repaired. Soggy ground under the pumphouse may have allowed it to occur. Although Clayton encourages people to let her know if they incur damage, she says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unlikely it will result in compensation, for the provincial emergency programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disaster relief fund only covers homes, not wharves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m collecting information so I can provide it to Fortis and BC Hydro to get a sense of where properties are flooding. Maybe there are things we can do in advance, but we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how bad it is until it happens,â&#x20AC;? she says. Kootenay Lake held steady the last few days, before rising slightly to 1,751.4 feet (533.8 m) at Queens Bay and 1,749 feet (533 m) at Nelson. Although unusually high, those measurements are still a little lower than last week. Releases from the Libby dam in Montana, which affect Kootenay Lake levels, are decreasing, while the Duncan dam is holding back water. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theoretically the lake level should go down. But weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a lot of rain, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of snow still up high,â&#x20AC;? Clayton says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;River levels have all increased substantially. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to put water into the lake. My guess is itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to increase slightly and then go down a bit.â&#x20AC;? This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s snowpack in the Kootenays is 140 per cent of normal, the highest in 30 years. CORRECTION A story Wednesday with the headline â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lions celebrate park on Saturdayâ&#x20AC;? gave the wrong date. Lions Park Day is in fact this Sunday.



A BC Human Rights Tribunal wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hear from Sons of Freedom Doukhobors taken from their families as children until early next year. Crescent Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Walter Swetlishoff, who was among the group that filed the complaint in 2004, says the case was initially expected to go ahead this year, but has been delayed. It is also expected to take place in Nelson instead of Castlegar. Swetlishoff says the delay is frustrating, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taking it in stride: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I asked our lawyer if heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d ever heard of a case that took eight years. He said maybe. I asked is it common? He said no.â&#x20AC;? The provincial government seized nearly 200 school-age children between 1953 to 1959 and placed them in a former tuberculosis sanatorium in New Denver because their parents refused to send them to school. An ombudsmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report said they are owed a formal apology and compensation.


Nelson native Mariah Dixon is in Toronto this week taking part in the Miss Universe Canada pageant, where sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s among 56 finalists. Preliminaries began last night at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, where contestants competed in front of a live audience and judging panel. Fifteen were to be chosen along with five segDixon ment winners for a chance at the title tomorrow night. The overall winner goes on to the Miss Universe pageant in Sao Paulo, Brazil in September. Dixon, 18, graduated from L.V. Rogers last year. She told the Star in December that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never participated in a pageant before, and applied on a whim after reading about the contest on the Internet. She was one of only a few women without experience at the initial interview and training session in Vancouver. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be lots of fun,â&#x20AC;? she said at the time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to work hard at it, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just an experience.â&#x20AC;? Dixon has several local sponsors, including Timberland Consultants, Vogue Studio, and Jill Beaulieu RMT.


The Regional District of Central Kootenay says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s safe to use the Nelson-Salmo Great Northern Trail again. Portions of the trail were closed recently to prevent encounters with grizzly bears, but there have been no recent sightings â&#x20AC;&#x201D; partly because conservation officers destroyed two cubs after they charged a Perrier Road resident. The trailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entire corridor from Troup Junction to Salmo is now open.

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Final mission was voluntary

Cont. from Page 1 lived at 504 Carbonate.) A few lines beside his name in the 1940 high school yearbook revealed his interest in flying: “Girls and boxing and aeroplanes; In which field will he attain fame?” Harry spent a couple of years attending the University of BC before enlisting in the army. He later joined the air force and went overseas in August 1942. Late that year he was seconded by the Royal Air Force’s 198th, a bomber squadron based in Kent, England that flew Hawker Typhoons by night, raiding barges and trains in the lead-up to D-Day. “A pilot I know said anyone who flew one of those things during the war should have got a medal just for surviving them because they were not designed for dog fighting or high altitude,” Ian MacKenzie says. “They were low altitude [planes] — they created a lot of damage and were very fast.” Harry finished his tour of duty and was about to go home on leave when he volunteered to fill in for a missing crew member on a mission over France on January 3, 1944. One seat was open among the four single-cockpit planes, and Harry and his friend James MacDonald of Vancouver tossed a coin to see who would go. “He won,” Ian recounts. “They said he was excited. Apparently, the guys in the squadron called them the Merry Macs because it was a MacDonald and a MacKenzie. They were both 23.” The base commander reported that the pilots encountered five Messer-

The base of the monument which will honour MacKenzie when it was under construction in the French town of Sacy le Grand.

schmitts between the Forest of Compeigne and the resort of Le Touquet in the Pasde-Calais. “They got into a bit of a dog fight, scrambled, and headed back,” Ian says. One German plane was destroyed and two others damaged. All the RAF planes called in on their way back, including Harry’s — but Harry never returned. “They believe the German fighters caught up and shot him down,” Ian says. “He was killed in the crash when he hit the ground. There’s an 80-plus-year-old gentleman in [Sacy le Grand] who as a child stood there. He said ‘The plane crashed right there, I was over here. I watched the German soldiers take his body from the plane and leave the plane there.’” Harry was buried in Marissel French National Cemetery, while the marsh swallowed what was left of his aircraft.



ixty-five years later, a man dredging his property hooked on to something unusual and asked neighbours to help him pull it out. Up came

a plane engine with part of a bent propeller on it. One of the neighbours, Eric Fardel, tried to learn about the pilot, starting with no more than the serial number from one of the motors. Thanks in part to the fact the Hawker Typhoon was a specialized plane, a Royal Air Force historian in Scotland was able to trace it back to Harry MacKenzie.

“A pilot I know said anyone who flew one of those things during the war should have got a medal just for surviving them.” Ian MacKenzie Harry’s Nephew

Then Fardel began searching for relatives — something Sylvia Crooks tried to do while researching her book, published in 2005, but unsuccessfully as MacKenzie was too common a name. Coincidentally, Harry’s father delivered her, and she knew he had at least one brother, but the family moved to New Westminster in 1941, the year before

he went overseas. Probably as a result, Harry’s name isn’t on the Nelson cenotaph. “But surely Nelson was home,” Crooks says. Fardel had more luck. Using the Internet, he tracked down Ian, whose father was Harry’s youngest brother. Ian Sr. was a sea cadet, but the war ended before he was old enough to enlist. Rod, the middle brother, was declared medically unfit for service. Fardel also found other family members that the younger Ian didn’t know about — descendents of his grandfather’s siblings. However, Ian and his two brothers are Harry’s closest relations, although they never met. “I’ve gone to Nelson often just knowing that’s where my dad and his family grew up,” he says. Early this year, Ian received word that Sacy le Grand planned to honour his uncle. The salvaged engine, now cleaned and painted, will be the centrepiece of a memorial that will also include pictures of Harry and his plane and a bit of his story. The village council has designated a place for it and is

naming a new street Roue de Henry Hector MacKenzie. Ian will be at the dedication ceremony on Saturday, although his brothers can’t make it. Canadian and French military representatives are expected as well, along with someone from the Royal Air Force. Ian says he’s amazed at the work the town’s residents have put into remembering his uncle. “It’s been all their money and time, dedicated to this 23-year-old kid from Nelson,” he says. “It’s incredible.” The day after the ceremony, Ian and his wife will pay graveside visits to Harry and other members of his squadron.

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Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership The Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership is looking to fill 3 (three) community at large positions on the Economic Development Partnership Advisory Committee. These volunteer positions are coming available to fill expiring committee appointments. These two year terms run July 2011- July 2013, with an option to renew for a second two year term. The Advisory Committee meets quarterly and plays a vital role in continuing to shape the successful economic development strategy developed over the past 5 years, and help lead our community into a prosperous future. PURPOSE Serving in an advisory capacity to the Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership, the purpose of the Advisory Committee, through an annual strategic planning process, is to set the policy and direction for the Partnership and to identify the key economic development priority areas to be pursued by the Coordinating Committee. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES ώ To provide broad-based community input into the development and annual review of an economic development strategy for Nelson and Electoral Areas E and F ώ To identify the key priority areas for economic development to be pursued by the NEDP. ώ To raise awareness of and appreciation for economic development activities in Nelson and Electoral Areas E and F Established in 2005, the Nelson Economic Development Partnership is an economic initiative developed and coordinated through the cooperation of the City of Nelson, Regional District Areas E and F, Community Futures Central Kootenay, and the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce. Interested individuals are asked to submit an Expression of Interest, complete with Resume detailing relevant experience, by June 30th 2011 to: Selection Committee Nelson Economic Development Partnership Community Futures Central Kootenay 201 514 Vernon Street Nelson BC V1L 4E7

Fat Tire Festival 2011 Celebrating the Kootenay’s Love for Bicycles August 26th-28th The 16th annual Fat Tire Festival in Nelson is fast approaching. This event takes place every year in memory of Cam Alexander, a friend and avid cyclist. He lost his life while riding his bike 16 years ago. Cam, whose smile was only surpassed by his appetite, was loved and respected by us so much that it only seemed fit to throw a party for bicycles. A festival was called for. The Fat Tire Fest is now an annual event for kids from 2-72 to enjoy! In order for the Fat Tire Fest to be successful, we need your help! We are looking for prize donations in the form of gifts, gift certificates, and/or cash donations. Our goal is to make the Fat Tire Fest a true community event – hosted by local volunteers and supported by local businesses. In return, we hope you will recognize the benefit to your business, through increased advertising (see below), tourism dollars (through the promotion of Nelson as a cycling destination) and increased support from participants, volunteers and spectators of the festival. To help you decide how much support you would like to give, we have four different levels to choose from: Bronze: under $100; your name recognized throughout the festival Silver: $100-$249; your logo on the website and poster, and recognition throughout the festival Gold: $250-$499; your logo on the website, poster and T-shirt and recognition throughout the festival Platinum: $500 and up; your banner at the events, logo on the website, poster, T-shirt and recognition throughout the festival. All donations must be confirmed by June 30 and collected by July 30. For more information about sponsoring the Fat Tire Festival, please don’t hesitate to contact our coordinators listed below. Thank you in advance for supporting this great community event! Lucka Hegerova, Sponsorship Coordinator: Jessica DeMars, Fat Tire Festival Coordinator: 250-352-1722

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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.


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.


Nelson-Creston Green Party constituency association annual general meeting at the Rotary barbecue, Lakeside Park from 2 to 5 p.m. Come help prepare for the next provincial election and discuss what kind of a future we want to build. Listen to music by Dmitri Voykin and enjoy refreshments provided by local Greens. For more info, or if you would like to volunteer, phone 250-352-7300 or email nelson.

The Youth Employment Resource Centre hosts summer job training sessions. Contact Jesse at 250-352-5656 or The West Kootenay Therapeutic Riding Association is hosting and t Foodsafe — June 25, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 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 WEST KOOTENAY KIDNEY WALK and food and drink. There will be raffle tickets, door prizes, face and The Kidney Foundation is holding its annual West Kootenay Kid- pony painting for children, a clown, a silent auction, two bands, a ney Walk to increase the number of organ donors and raise funds. pony poop contest (like a bingo), a fishing tough, a horseshoe toss Everyone is invited to join in, and/or sponsor a walker. Walk takes and other fun stuff. place Sunday, August 28 at Gyro Park in Trail. Registration opens at 9 a.m., walk begins at 10. Register online at Everyone is invited to join in the first Slocan Valley Walk for Hope in memory of Alan Zdrazil. The aim of the event is to create awareness VERNON REUNION about lung cancer. Walk begins at the Slocan Park Recreation Centre The Vernon Senior Secondary School Class of 1981 is holding its at 10 a.m. Participants can choose from a 4 km walk to Passmore, a 30-year reunion on Saturday, July 30. The event starts at 6 p.m. at 2 km walk for children, or a 17 km cycle to Winlaw. The Slocan Park the Best Western Vernon Lodge Hotel. The cost is $30 per person. Scouts will serve refreshments. Volunteers needed. For more inforRSVP by July 1 to Or call Rod at 250-545-5303 mation contact Liba at 250-352-3517. for more information. Kootenai Pilates will be having a pilates demo day at 540 Baker Street STARRY SKIES AT TAGHUM HALL from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event is to allow people to come and try Would you like to see the rings of Saturn, a far away galaxy, or a ball out the Refomer (a piece of Pilates equipment). There will be 40 min of thousands of stars? Join us for the Taghum Hall Society’s Starry time slots starting at 9 a.m. where participants can come for free and Nights program, most clear Friday and Saturday nights. Contact us have an explanation of the equipment and a mini class using the at 250-354-1586 or for times. equipment. Anne will also be teaching a free Barre-Fit class where people can try a one hour ballet bar/pilates conditioning class.


A fun, relaxed, learning experience. Guided rhythms, we are all be- The community is invited to attend the 2011 SelfDesign High 2011 ginners. Bigby Place (next to Superior lighting) 509 Front Street. graduation. The ceremony takes place at 3 p.m. at the SelfDesign Runs every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. $5 drop-in fee. High Learning Centre (402 Victoria Street). The ceremony will be followed by a potluck dinner.


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

In her page-turning memoir All That Glitters: A Climber’s Journey Through Addiction and Recovery, world-renowned ice climber Margo Talbot recounts how she overcame a childhood of neglect that led to decades of depression, addiction, breakdowns and, ultimately, arrest for trafficking. Talbot will be at Otter Books from 1 to 3 p.m.


The Nelson Lions Club is hosting a celebration in Nelson’s Lions Park. The festivities take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free hot dog lunch, games for kids and “doggy games” are all on tap for the day and everyone is invited.


Open Wednesdays from 12 to 2 p.m. at 719 Vernon Street. Phone THURSDAY, JUNE 30 Women to women art auction fundraiser for the Circle of Habon250-352-6008 or visit dia Lending Society. Reception at 7 p.m. at SelfDesign High (second BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP floor, 402 Victoria Street). Auction beings at 8 p.m. Admission by Nelson’s breast cancer support group meets at Community First donation of $5 or more. Health Co-op (518 Lake Street) at noon every fourth Tuesday of the month. For more information call Alice at 250-352-6223 or Nadine FRIDAY, JULY 1 The Kokanee Visitor’s Centre at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park offiat 250-359-7777. cially opens on Canada Day. There will be an opening day ceremony SALSA NIGHTS starting at 3 p.m. and in the evening — starting at 7 p.m. — campers Salsa lessons taught by Jen Mendizabal and Ori Jimenez every Mon- and visitors are invited to tour the centre and join a sing-along at the day from 6 to 7 p.m. at Finley’s Irish Pub. Drop in fee $15. The bar Hootenanny Fire Pit. For a complete schedule of the activities check also hosts a salsa night the final Saturday of each month. out


Saturday, June 25th, 7:30@ Nelson Capitol Theatre Tickets $15 at the Capitol Theatre or online at Saturday Daytime Drum & Dance workshops • Dance 1pm -2:30 • Drum 2:30 - 4pm @ Studio Alive • $20 for 1 • $35 for 2 workshop registration: 250-226-7947 more info -

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330 Baker Street

Below the Hume Hotel

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

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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


Below the Hume Hotel

Tuesday, June 28

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

The Capitol Theatre

421 Victoria Street — tickets at

Saturday, June 25

Digable Planets

Digable Planets epitomized the laid-back charm of jazz hipsters better than any group before or since. The trio’s 1993 debut album, Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space), was a mellow ride packed with samples from Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, and Curtis Mayfield, and the single “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)” became a Top 20 pop hit. After earning a Grammy for Best New Duo or Group and embarking on an ambitious tour that included several live musicians, the Planets returned in late 1994 with their best album yet... Blowout Comb continued the group’s jazz-rap fusion, but also saw them branching out to embrace the old school sound of the street as well.

DJs Wood ‘n’ Soo 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.

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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Kootenay Lake Levels Alert - High Lake Levels | June 22, 2011 For the benefit of Kootenay Lake area residents, FortisBC is notifying customers that Kootenay Lake levels have exceeded 1749 ft at Queen’s Bay. Current forecasts predict lake levels may peak for the year between 1752 ft and 1753 ft and remain high for several weeks. Lake inflow is from local rivers and streams not controlled by FortisBC. Queen’s Bay:

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Present level: 1748.99 ft 7 day forecast: Holding.

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TRAVEL BECOMES YOU- part 2 by Joe Dunn

Lisbon, Portugal – say “Port oo gal”. I thought I could get by with some English and fake it with Spanish but Portuguese is its own language and nobody spoke English. So this is the terrifying moment when you land in their country and realize it’s all up to you and you’d better ¿gure it out. I used my $5/day book to take a bus from the airport to somewhere downtown. Large boulevards with fountains and inlaid sidewalks. So fabulously European with sights, sounds and smells. I found my cheap hotel in a walk up on a square with neat little be-op be-op taxis constantly arriving. Two Àoors up I had a large room with French doors overlooking the square, toilet down the hall and continental breakfast, the ¿rst I ever had. Crusty oblong buns with butter and jam and coffee. $1.25/night. I crashed for a few hours then went for a walk thinking that food would be good. I couldn’t read or speak the language so I ended up in a small grocery and bought the only things that looked familiar to me – bread and cheese and with a nod to the locals, a bottle of Port. At the register she said something to me so in a desperate bid to escape I held out some Escudos and she took what she wanted and away I went. I had survived my ¿rst cultural encounter.

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I went back to my hotel, ate my food, drank my really bad wine and slept again. Jet lag kicked in about 2am when I realized those cute little beop taxis were police cars and I was living above a busy Police station with a great view of the action. And also the cheap room price included hot and cold running hookers in other rooms. I encountered one who offered me something for so much but my $5/day book didn’t budget for sex and she looked like, as the cowboys say, rode hard and put away wet so gave her my no comprendo look and I swear I heard her say “stupid American”. That hurt. Lisbon is a city of hills like Rome, mild climate in February, green with multicolored tiled houses jumbled on the hills and down the cobblestone streets. A feast for the eyes. I made an effort to walk everywhere or take the trams and booked a day bus tour up the coast to look at the Moorish castles. Went to a bar where the music was soulful , the women were sultry and the men melancholy. Very European because everyone smoked and looked thoughtful. Six days went by and I paid my hotel bill ($7.50) and took the bus to the airport. Next stop Madrid and I had a date with Isobel.

“ Nowadays it’s possible to get the same bene¿t of stopping in lots of places by getting a “round the world” airline ticket. As long as you keep going in the same direction, eastbound or westbound you could start by Àying to New Zealand and Australia and then come back to Canada via Europe or vice versa. My personal travel agent, Sandy, says that these can be complicated by rules and it can take a lot of research to get the right combinations but they are good value.”

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With works from the Touchstones Nelson permanent collection, as well as on loan from local collectors, Nelson Through the Lens: The Historical Photography of J.H. Allen will showcase the photographs of James (Jimmy) Allen (1878-1969) and celebrate the mark he has made on the landscape of our local history through his contributions as a photographer and community member. From 1919 until his death, Allen operated Allen’s Art Shoppe in Nelson, a photo-finishing busi-

ness which also served as a venue for marketing his own work. Between the 1920s and ‘50s, he created hundreds of black and white photos, and garnered acclaim for his hand-tinted prints, which can still be found in homes throughout the area. A lens into the past, Jimmy Allen’s photographs provide a portrait of Nelson over more than three decades, documenting changes in the urban landscape, as well as celebrating the lakes, rivers, mountains and country roads which he explored year round. The exhibition runs to August 27.

The Corporation of the City of Nelson CASUAL BUS DRIVER The City of Nelson is currently recruiting for Casual Bus Drivers to join our team of professionals in the Operations Department. This position will work on an intermittent basis, on call as required. The successful candidate must have a Valid Class 2 BC Drivers License with air brake endorsement, a minimum of 1 year recent related experience driving bus and WHMIS training. Must be able to work with minimal supervision, have exemplary communication skills and the ability to interact with the public in a courteous manner. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing transit services in Nelson and the surrounding area. This Casual position offers a salary of $27.34/hour (2011 rates) plus 12% in lieu of benefits. Interested applicants should send a detailed resume along with three (3) recent work-related references to the address listed below. Please quote competition No. 11CU10 no later than July 4, 2011. Human Resources City of Nelson 101-310 Ward Street Nelson, BC V1L 5S4 Email: or fax (250)352-2131 We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however; only those under consideration will be contacted. The City of Nelson is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.

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Folk and fireworks in Kaslo BOB HALL

Nelson Star Editor

It started with a desire to put an exclamation mark on Canada Day in Kaslo, but it’s become much more. Next weekend the folks at the north end of Kootenay Lake are getting set to kick the party up a notch with the first annual Kaslo Folk Music Festival. Between Thursday and Sunday there will be a wealth of local and province-wide talent on display in the little village with a world-class view. “It started with the fact we haven’t had fireworks here for a couple years due to lack of organizing and funding,” says Andy LeCouffe, manager of the Kaslo Hotel. The hotel said, ‘let’s start a campaign to get fireworks back’ and at the same time drum up some interest over that long weekend.”

Two of the acts slated for the Kaslo Folkfest are Elena Yeung and the Kootenay Special (top) and Willy Blizzard (bottom). For complete listings head to

It’s been two years since Kaslo brought a big bang to the Canada Day festivities, but with help from the volunteer

fire department and generous donations from the local business community the night skies over Kaslo Bay will shine bright

on July 1. The cost of the fireworks show is pegged at $5,000 and so far the community has raised just over $3,200. It turns out the fireworks provided the push for a weekend that has grown in scope. The recently refurbished hotel downtown — a major renovation was completed just over two years ago — will be hosting over a dozen musicians over the long weekend. Though they will play on the hotel’s spacious patio, the bands will be seen and heard from the adjacent town square. On the hotel or in the square, all the live entertainment at the folk festival is free. “We’re hoping a local regional audience will make an excuse to come up to Kaslo for the long weekend,” says LeCouffe. Though started by the hotel, LeCouffe

says many local businesses have hopped on board and see the opportunity as a boon to the Kaslo economy. “We are hoping that the retail business community will really latch onto this,” LeCouffe says of the first of what he hopes will be many Canada Day folk festivals in Kaslo. For more on the festival and the lineup of entertainers check out and keep your eyes peeled for a schedule in the Nelson Star next week.

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Digable Planets epitomized the laid-back charm of jazz hipsters better than any group before or since. The trio’s 1993 debut album, Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space), was a mellow ride packed with samples from Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, and Curtis Mayfield, and the single “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)” became a Top 20 pop hit. Digable Planets plays the Spiritbar on Tuesday at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10. After earning a Grammy for Best New Duo or Group and embarking on an ambitious tour that included several live musicians, the Planets returned in late 1994 with their best album yet. Blowout Comb continued the group’s jazz-rap fusion, but also saw them branching out to embrace the old school sound of the street as well. Digable Planets formed in the early ‘90s, when Butterfly (b. Ishmael Butler, Brooklyn, NY) met Ladybug (b. Mary Ann Vieira, Silver Springs, MD) while attending college in Massachusetts. The two later hooked up with Doodlebug (b. Craig Irving, Philadelphia, PA), in Washington, D.C., and began

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Planning for Outdoor Skatepark Gets Moving

Skateboarders get glimpse of future BOB HALL

Nelson Star Editor

It’s a push in the right direction for the Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skatepark Society. On Tuesday night at the Hume Hotel, the society hosted a brainstorming session as it prepares to get down to serious work over the next year. With land secured adjacent to the Nelson and District Community Complex, a glimpse into the future was provided by New Line Skateparks Inc. who

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have been secured to make the dream of an outdoor facility come to life. “This was a community forum to start to decide what we are actually going to shape and put into this park,” says society director Shane Johnsen. “Are we having a bowl, are we just having a street plaza? A lot of those early decisions are very important so we can get out of New Line a proper quote and get into the design process properly.” New Line vice president Trevor Morgan provided an overview of what his company plans to do over the next few months. The veteran skatepark designer also showed the group of 20-plus in attendance some of the impressive work done in the recent past. New Line has designed parks of all shapes and sizes across British Columbia and the world. One of the leading park designers on the planet, they work with some

of the best in the industry including mega-star Rob Dyrdek.

“It’s incredibly important to have the youth highly involved in what is going to be designed.” “New Line is the most progressive design firm out there,” says Johnsen. “If we want a park that stands out, they are the guys to go with.” Though New Line was in town to show what it can do for locals, this stop was mostly about listening. “It’s incredibly important to have the youth highly involved in what is going to be designed,” says Johnsen. The society has been working to bring an outdoor park to Nelson for almost a decade. City and regional governments have provided several options for locations and there have been plenty of failures getting to

this point. With the Regional District of Central Kootenay now committing to providing just over 10,000 square feet of land beside the NDCC, the real work has begun. Morgan told the crowd on Tuesday night that the cost to build an outdoor skatepark ranges between $40 and $45 per square foot. The fundraising target is set at between $400,000 and $500,000 for the local effort. Currently the society has just under $50,000 in the bank. New Line will now take back some of the ideas garnered at the Tuesday meeting and prepare a preliminary design. Johnsen says that could take up to six weeks. The design will be put on display and then tweaked until it satisfies as many skateboarders as possible. Though a huge fundraising mountain is left to climb, Morgan told those in attendance that once the design is set in stone it is easier to secure grants and other donations.

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The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons are hard at work preparing for a busy upcoming rowing season. This past Saturday, the dragon boat team participated in a pre-race massage clinic run by local registered massage therapist Christine Sutherland. When the Dragons participate in competitions, team members take part in two races a day. Because of the time between the races, the athletes need group aerobics to stay loose and ready for the next race. “Christine [Sutherland] suggested that group massage would be beneficial,” says Rebecca George, the captain of the local senior team. “We’re very lucky to have her do this.” Sutherland offered the team different techniques of group massage to use before and after races and practices. The 80 members of the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons


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History Made on Historic Transport

Tying the knot on Streetcar 23 ANDREA KLASSEN

Nelson Star Reporter


t wasn’t your typical Saturday afternoon ride. As Nelson’s historic Streetcar 23 rumbled down the track June 4, Dawna Penner and Garnet Runcie said their vows and traded rings, becoming the first couple to wed on the tram. Penner, who grew up in Nelson and now lives on a farm outside of High River, Alberta, says she was originally going to hold her wedding outside, but didn’t

want to risk being rained out. Looking through brochures for other options, she noticed the streetcar could be booked out for events, including weddings. But while the option has been available for years, no one had taken advantage of it. “It’s the first one,” Penner says of her wedding. “Everyone is so friendly, and this is a perfect venue.” Born here in 1946, Penner says she remembers riding the streetcar in the days before its 1949

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retirement. “I don’t know if we used it as our main mode of transportation, but I do remember the big hoopla,” she says. “I think they had a free ride before it went into retirement.” She says it’s “just thrilling” the tram is in operation again, and for her small wedding it was an excellent venue. In addition to her wedding party and guests, including longtime friends from the Nelson area, the tram held harpist Simone Varey, and two officiators — one local, and one who introduced the happy couple. In addition to the day of the wedding, the tram played host to a few special premarriage moments. “We went on a rehearsal on the train with Simone playing the harp to make sure the harp would fit okay,” explains Penner. But when the group reached the Prestige tram stop they discovered a guided tour of se-

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Dawna Penner and Garnet Runcie became the first couple to marry on Nelson’s Streetcar 23 earlier this month.

niors from Fruitvale and Trail waiting to board. “I had told them that they we were having my wedding rehearsal and they were all allowed to come aboard and they would all be my flower girls,” Penner says. “It was so sweet, because one little lady

said, ‘well, where’s my new dress?’ It was just adorable, and then Simone played for them on the harp and everybody was just so excited.” With her wedding over, Penner says she plans to take tram society brochures back to Alberta with her, and promote the venue at bridal fairs.

‘Rock Snot’ confirmed in Kootenay Lake watershed SUBMITTED

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The scientific name is Didymosphenia geminata — or just Didymo for short — but its more commonly used, and perhaps fitting, term is simply “rock snot.” Its presence has been confirmed in the Kootenay Lake watershed, and its unwelcome arrival has the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, and the Fish and Wildlife Compensation asking anglers and other water users to take extra care in cleaning gear in an effort to slow its spread. In early May, while monitoring the Gerrard rainbow trout spawning run at the outlet of Trout Lake, habitat technician Terry Anderson

floated over a mat of Didymo covering approximately at least 400 square meters. “We know that it is already in the Salmo and Columbia rivers,” said Anderson, “but this is the first time we have confirmed it in the Kootenay Lake watershed on such a significant scale.” Some basic actions will help reduce the spread of Didymo: avoid using felt bottoms on waders; clean all gear (waders, boats nets, etc) between water bodies, preferably with a light bleach solution; and allow the gear to dry thoroughly. “It only takes one cell on your gear to move Didymo from one system to another,” added Anderson, “so it’s imperative that we all make an effort to slow its spread.”

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hings haven’t been going so well. Maybe you need to change direction. But how? The answer may be as close as your local library for some Shelf Help. It’s not a typo: shelf help (as opposed to self help) is a play on bibliotherapy, the use of books to cure what ails you. A bibliotherapist might assign Affliction by Russell Banks for problems with addiction, One Thing I Know for Sure by Wally Lamb for mental health issues, or for someone who just needs to lighten up, novels by Carl Hiaasen, Peter Mayle, or Terry Fallis (whose hilarious book Best Laid Plans was my own antidote to politicallyinspired depression during the last election). Lately, bibliotherapy seems to be coming up everywhere. It’s featured in the June issue of En Route magazine, and it’s been discussed on CBC radio. But it’s been around for a while: an American physician noted in 1812 that certain novels could cure melancholy; during the First World War, reading was assigned to soldiers suffering from shell shock. There are plenty of standard self-help books for what ails you: Fear and Other Uninvited Guests by Harriet Lerner (152.46 LER) or Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson (158.1 CAR) might help clear a psychological hump or two. For those intimidated by a heady tome, there’s Overcoming Anxiety for Dummies, (616.852 ELL). But what if you’d rather not

come at the problem quite so directly? I asked my co-workers what books they’d recommend as bibliotherapy that also happen to be good, engaging reads. Here’s what they had to say:

“My go-to book in a tough time has always been Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger. As Franny works her way through a spiritual crisis in the midst of her bemused, amusing family, I’m reminded that it’s okay not have all the answers.” Eva recommends Lost in Translation by Eva Hoffman, an author who overcame culture shock, as a means to transcend communication problems. For eating issues she suggests The Dieter by Susan Sussman, an antidote to society’s “thin is beautiful” expectations. Sara suggests One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni for inspiration to overcome challenges and find out what really matters. In this novel, a group of unique individuals trapped in a basement after an earthquake ride out fear and dwindling resources by telling tales of their lives. Margaret suggested The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, about an arranged marriage

Walk for Alan Zdrazil Everyone is invited to join in the first Slocan Valley Walk for Hope in memory of Alan Zdrazil (right). The aim of the event is to create awareness about lung cancer. It will take place on Saturday starting at the Slocan Park Recreation Centre at 10 a.m. Participants can choose from a 4 km walk to Passmore, a 2 km walk for children, or a 17 km cycle to Winlaw. The Slocan Park Scouts will serve refreshments. Come out to enjoy the exercise, music and fun. For more information contact Liba 250-352-3517.

and everything that comes after, as an antidote for isolation and xenophobia. A friend suggests The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews to put things in perspective when you feel your life’s spinning out of control. Not enough time to read, you say? There are books for that, too, such as Steven Covey’s First Things First (158.1 COV), or Organized Simplicity: a Clutter-free Approach to Intentional Living by Tsh Oxenreider (648.8), or even You’ve Got to Read This Book by Chicken Soup for the Soul author Jack Canfield (LP 27.8 CAN), chock full of inspiring stories about people whose lives have been changed by inspiring stories. The library has a couple of books on the topic of bibliotherapy, such as Reading to Heal by Jacqueline Stanley (616.89166 STA) and Read Two Books and Let’s Talk Next Week by Janice Maidman Joshua (27.6 JOS), about using bibliotherapy in clinical practice (so you can be one step ahead of your analyst). My go-to book in a tough time has always been Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger. As Franny works her way through a spiritual crisis in the midst of her bemused, amusing family, I’m reminded that it’s okay not to have all the answers. What? A librarian who doesn’t have all the answers? Guess I’ll see you in the Shelf Help section. Anne DeGrace’s column is featured every second Friday

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3.57 Completely level acres adjacent to the banks of the Salmo River. A private treed setting -- an easy cast to some deep fishing holes. Includes a serviced RV site with 5th wheel. Equidistant to the Tri-cities. A must see for outdoor enthusiasts. Call David for details.

Community Part One of Two

L.V. Rogers presents annual scholarships With the L.V. Rogers Class of 2011 getting set to embark on their post-high school journey through life, the Nelson Star is pleased to present a list of scholarship award winners. Part two will run next week. Rebecca Afford: A.I. Collinson Spirit Award, Columbia Basin Trust, Ernie Gare, Gyro Memorial Scholarship, Ministry of Education, NDTA Bursary, Queen’s University Entrance Scholarship. Blake Arcuri: Ernie Gare Trevor Bank: Nelson Road Kings Car Club. Carrie Basek: Molly Hunt Bursary, Stromstead Bursary, University of Victoria Entrance Scholarship. Rachel Berg: Dogwood District/Authority Award, IODE Music/Fine Arts Bursary, Rotary Circle, Selkirk College. Natasha Bidinoff-Gardiner: Aboriginal Student Achievement Award. Tessa Blaiklock: Sophie Eagles. Sara Blanchard: CUPE Local 748 Bursary. Olivia Bogaard: Dogwood District/ Authority Award, Laurel Best (Lions). Heidi Booth: Selkirk College Alexander Bullen: Humber PolyTechnic Scholarship, IODE Music/Fine Arts Bursary, NDTA Bursary, RHC Insurance Brokers Scholarship, Rotary Circle-Muth Endowment. Connor Butler: Dogwood District/ Authority Award, Lions Club of Nelson, Rotary Scholarship Fund. Pietro Chirico: Dogwood District/ Authority Award. Daimon Chittim: Kan/Task Award. Danielle Cousens: Carter/Bing Memorial Scholarship, Osprey Foundation Award. Teresa Cutler: Bragagnolo Bursary, Huestis Memorial Bursary, Rotary Scholarship Fund.

Sophie Deluca: Dogwood District/ Authority Award, Kootenay Lake Principals and Vice Principals Association, NDTA Scholarship. Sara Einarson: Caitlynd Piderman Memorial, Canadian Parents for French Award, Ernie Gare, University of Victoria Entrance Scholarship. Kaitlyn Foot: Nelson Star Bursary. Nick Gebhart: Nelson Road Kings Car Club. Josh Georgetti: Dogwood District/ Authority Award, Italian Canadian Society, Nelson Minor Hockey Scholarship. Anna Harvey-Vieira: Columbia Power, Get High on Nature Scholarship, Masonic Lodge Scholarship, NDC Allard Insurance Agencies Community Spirit, Quest University Entrance Scholarship. Dominique Hervochon: Canadian Parents For French Award. Leah Hoerger: Fraser Memorial Bursary, Kootenay Lake Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Quest University Entrance Scholarship, Louis and Marguerite Santor Bursary,

Waldorf School Bursary. Matthew Howroyd: Fraser Memorial Bursary, Get High on Nature Scholarship, IODE Music/Fine Arts Bursary, Masonic Lodge Scholarship, University of Calgary Presidents Entrance Scholarship. Hannah Jarvis-Lingard: Dogwood District/Authority Award, NDTA Bursary, Nelson High School Reunion 1937-52. Olivia Katountas: Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce. Reid Kelly: Dogwood District/Authority Award, Eagles, NDTA Bursary. Mark Knapik: Kan/Task Award. Aja Lamb-Hartley: CFUW Elizabeth Wallach Scholarship, Columbia Basin Trust, Kootenay Co-Op Youth Award, LVR Class of 2009 Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Yellowhead Road and Bridge Scholarship. Kevin Lewis: LVR Administrators Award, Selkirk College. Azalea Lloyd: Brian McGrath Memorial Scholarship, Caitlynd Piderman Memorial, Kan/Task Scholarship. Lindsay Lock: Carol Sing Bursary.

ACE YOUR INTERVIEW July 29th and 30th 9am to noon

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Amanda Logan: Kan/Task Award. Danica Long: Dogwood District/Authority Award, Kootenay Lake Dental Clinic Bursary, Ministry of Education, Rotary Circle-Muth Endowment, University of Victoria Entrance Scholarship, Zeabin Memorial Scholarship. Nick Maida: Nelson Minor Hockey Scholarship. Anthony Markin: Randy Perepolkin Memorial Bursary. Maryn Marsland: Carlton University Major Entrance Scholarship, Fortis BC Scholarship, Ministry of Education, St. Joseph School Bursary. Brody Mason: Kan/Task Award. Emelia McMahon: Roulston Community Spirit Award. Steve Moon: Eastern Star Memorial. Luke Mori: Barry Crispin Memorial, Ernie Gare, Kootenay Lake Dental Clinic Bursary, St. Joseph Bursary, University of Calgary Athletic Scholarship. Haley Mosdell: Mastrobuono Memorial Bursary. Rachael Moulson: Ernie Gare. Michael Mucha: CUPE Local 748 Bursary. Aileen Naef: Columbia Basin Trust, Dogwood District/Authority Award, Lions Club of Nelson, LVR Class of 2009 Scholarship, Rotary Scholarship Fund, University of Calgary Presidents Entrance Scholarship. Ghezlane Naka: Cowan Office Supply Bursary, Gyro Memorial Scholarship. Grant Nicol: Kootenay Association for Science and Technology, Mastrobuono Memorial Bursary, NDCU Aspire Student Achievement, UBC Major Entrance Scholarship. Courtland Northcott: LVR Administrators Award. Russell Ray: Nelson Pilots’ Association Scholarship. The remainder of the list will be featured next week.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING ώ High 5 Synchronized Ride - organized by

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

1 DAY INDOOR & 2 DAY OUTDOOR (previous experience necessary) This camp is designed for those with some climbing experience & with Adventure in mind. Experience the thrill of climbing on real rock. Complete supervision at all times by certified instructors. Kids will need to bring a hat, sunscreen, water & lunch. Gear, instruction and transportation all included. Time: 9:30am-3pm Dates July 12-14 & or 26-28th Cost for 3 days : $170.00 –Pre Registration required by June 28th

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the genius’ at Sacred Ride, so make sure you register there by 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 2. Cost is $5 and you must be a Nelson Cycling Club member. ώ There will be a Trail Maintenance Day for Mountain Station Sunday, June 26. Meet at the Mountain Station parking lot at 10 a.m. ώ Girls mountain bike ride. Join some likeminded girls for some good old fashioned fun on the dirt - meeting every Monday at Sacred Ride around 5:30 p.m. ώ Every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. there are some cross-country riders who are keen to slog their bikes uphill as much as they love to ride them downhill. Meet at Gerick’s. ώ Meet at Gerick’s for group road rides every Tuesday at 6 or Wednesdays at 5:30 for the Easy Ride. ώ Love the bakery out at Procter, join the “Bun Run” road ride starting from Dairy Queen every Friday at 7 a.m. ώ Dirt Tours is in full swing. You can catch a ride with Dirt Tours from Sacred Ride on Thursdays and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. and Gerick’s on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:30 p.m.

CYSWOG’N’FUN’11 This year marks the 29th edition of the event.

Each year more than 300 entrants compete in the swim/bike/run race. Race start is 8:00am July 31 at Lakeside Rotary Park Nelson. Further details and online entry see Notice to all triathletes who have entered our race in prior years - the swim course is now 1500meters, and the bike course is now 40km. Detailed maps available soon. As with all community events, we depend on many volunteers. If you are going to be in town on the August long weekend, please consider helping on race day. Thanks, Nelson Athletic Association, organizers of Cyswog’n’fun’11.



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Kootenays classics. The Kootenay Whitewater Festival is for intermediate paddlers and the clinics are available for those that want to brush up on their skills. Endless Adventure will be hosting a Playboating clinic on Saturday, a Creaking clinic on Sunday, and the Basic skills and rolling clinic both days. The clinics are an additional $30 each. For more info about the festival or other events, feel free to call Endless Adventure at 1-877-FUN-8181 or email info@

FAT TIRE FESTIVAL The 16th annual Fat Tire Festival in Nelson is

fast approaching. This event takes place every year in memory of Cam Alexander, a friend and avid cyclist. He lost his life while riding his bike 16 years ago. Cam, whose smile was only surpassed by his appetite, was loved and respected by us so much that it only seemed fit to throw a party for bicycles. A festival was called for. The Fat Tire Fest is now an annual event for kids from 2-72 to enjoy! This year’s festival features an increased focus on returning the youth to the classic staple of childhood activities – riding a bike. Saturday afternoon events are hosted at the Rosemont Bike Park and feature children’s mountain bike races, a Dirt Jump Jam (a spectacular event to watch!) and bike decorating. The parade downtown Saturday night is a prelude into the crowd pleasing criterium – fast-paced excitement, that’s sure to leave everyone gasping for air. Sunday’s events at Morning Mountain near Blewett include cross-country and downhill mountain bike races, with plenty of festival activities. But in order for the Fat Tire Fest to be successful, we need your help! We are looking for prize donations in the form of gifts, gift certificates, and/or cash donations. Our goal is to make the Fat Tire Fest a true community event – hosted by local volunteers and supported by local businesses. In return, we hope you will recognize the benefit to your business, through increased advertising and marketing, tourism dollars (through the promotion of Nelson as a cycling destination) and increased support from participants, volunteers and spectators of the festival. For more information about sponsoring the Fat Tire Festival, please don’t hesitate to contact our coordinators listed below. Thank

you in advance for supporting this great community event! Lucka Hegerova, Sponsorship Coordinator: Jessica DeMars, Fat Tire Festival Coordinator: 250-352-1722

KOOTENAY TEAM PURSUIT - THE BOMBI - 2011 Once again we had a fabulous turnout for the Bombi Team Pursuit timed trial. Considering the weather has been completely uncooperative this year, I am thrilled to report that we had 17.5 teams! In addition, another fascinating stat is that we had 6 women teams in spite of the fact it was Father’s Day! Thanks girls! There were 10 men’s teams and 2 mixed teams. The weather looked threatening but the rain stayed away for the entire race, in fact the temperature was perfect. So to all of you who refrained from participating, remember it is always nice to ride the “bombi”. I would like to say thank you to all the volunteers and participants that made the event a complete success.

The top 3 in each category are as follows: Women ώ 1st The Milk Jugs in 4:31:10. From Rossland; Laara Banner, Tracey Harvey, Gabs Campbell, Rita Cain. ώ 2nd On The Fence in 4:55:18. From Nelson; Shelley Adams, Sue Mclaughlin, Louise Poole, Nadja Hall. ώ 3rd Girls Just Want to have fun in 4:55:18. From Nelson; Cari Julien, Genevieve Pomerleau, Kristi Crowe, Louise Porto. Men ώ 1st Flying Monkeys in 3:48:50; From Nelson; Nelson Rocha, Chris Rowat, Sacha Kalabis, Steve ‘Toumbi’ Heynen. ώ 2nd Team Mack in 3:51:38; From Nelson; Kim Poole, Alex Poole, Matt Nuttall, Chris Desjardins. ώ 3rd. Cmax in 4:00:23 From Castlegar; Andy McDonald, Frank Fodor, David Leffelaar, Doug Hicks Mixed Chariots of Fire in 4:58:06 from Nelson; Chris Lalonde, Guy Lupien, Leslie Vissers, Sylvain Turgeon.

Kootenays- Borderline Boaters is stoked to be presenting this years Kootenay Whitewater Festival from June 25 to the 26, fundraiser hosted at Endless Adventure in Crescent Valley. The weekend starts off with a meet and greet at the Endless Adventure campground and leads up to some exciting paddling! This is an intermediate paddle fest with a variety of clinics for all skill levels, including beginners. The weekend starts off with a river run and clinics, followed by lunch, land games and more paddling in the afternoon. Dinner on your own then back in action for The Evening Entertainment ~ opening act Roy Has Fire, featuring Almanak and Wrapping up the evening with DJ ELF . Pilates Sunday morning with Live It Up Fitness, then a river run, Team Ball Race and Boater Cross for the rest of the afternoon. Finishing the weekend off with prizes and give-aways. Guided river runs on the some of the West


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Thank You for Fighting for a World without Cancer People are at the heart of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Mission – YOU are at the source of our success. Many thanks to all our fantastic Survivors for being our messengers of HOPE. Thanks to our Teams: the most important part or Relay Fundraising: 1st Nelson Scouts/Cubs/Beavers, Family and Friends For Life, FOR SO MANY, Kids Only, Nelson Auto Repair, Nutty Neighbours and Friends, Peoples Pharmacy, Rosemont KARES, Team Inspired, Team Papa, Team Ted, The Postie Pavement Pounders Heartfelt thanks to our AMAZING volunteers – thank you for your passion: Brenda M., Cheri P., Aryn S., Cindi B., Pauli M., Kendra M., Rolland B., Arim C., Christie M., Colleen D.,Victoria W., Krista M., Heather P., Anne L., Dave H., Emily M., Alex S., Zoe C., Kaitlyn S., Felicia P., Katelynn P., Larisa K., Robin C., Hayden M., Archie S., David H., Tony M., Dave S., Gordon L., Chelan D., Kevin W., Ruby H., Jon P., Elizabeth D., Jessica H. Many thanks to all our entertainers for great performances: Nelson Community Band, Kootenay Heart and Soul Singers, Roxy, White Lightning, Playmour Junction, Do N’ Notes, Lazy Poker Blues Band

The Canadian Cancer Society extends a big thank you to our sponsors for supporting the continued success of Relay For Life.

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Home Hardware Hywood Itza’s Jackson’s Hole & Grill Java John Ward Kim Goodwin Massage Kootenai Moon Kootenay Bakery Café Co-op Kootenay Co-op Lisa Martin Pottery Mallards Mountain Baby Nelson and District Credit Union

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Community Touchstones of Nelson – Greg Scott

Police attempt to control youth antics


Dateline June 5, 1958

n efforts to combat youthful escapades following graduation of some 110 Nelson and district youngsters, RCMP and city police will set up roadblocks at all city exits. In past years some youngsters have set out on wild, all-night parties where liquor has been consumed. The graduating youngsters are sometimes joined by others from other towns in the district and parties got out of hand. School officials, parents and police

are concerned over what is described as “a senseless way of celebrating graduation,” when some youths in the past have been seriously injured. RCMP warned that all cars operating in the area will be subject to search and special attention will be given to cars operated by teen-age drivers.

Dateline June 9, 1958

.S. Moyie — the last sternwheeler to ply her way on Kootenay Lake — was dry-docked at Kaslo Saturday.


The steel-hulled vessel which churned the lake from end to end for 59 years, maneuvered to her final resting place by a forestry landing barge and several smaller boats from her temporary dock at the CPR wharf where she was moored after her final run on April 27 last year. Now the historic steamer will house a museum of early Kootenay life and industry, project of the Kootenay Lake Historical Society. The 161-foot Lady of the Lake launched at Nelson on October 22, 1898, is the last of the early

paddle-wheelers that opened interior B.C. to the homesteaders, gold-seekers, and businessmen at the turn of the century. She was a friend to them all during her active service on the lake.

Dateline June 12, 1958

rincess Margaret, at her own request, will see as much of British Columbia as possible during her visit to the province starting July 12. Premier W.A.C. Bennett, who released the itinerary


of her tour, said it has been planned “with a view to the least possible officialdom.” He said that unlike previous royal visits which have been limited to the Vancouver and Victoria areas, “this one is extended throughout B.C. to comply with Her Royal Highness’ personal request to see as much as possible of our province.” The premier said a change in plans for a visit to the Kootenay area

FOODD&DRINK D Column continues to Page 23

All Seasons Cafe • Nelson


Jackson’s Hole & Grill • Nelson


Amanda’s Restaurant • Nelson


KC Restaurant • Nelson


Baba’s Indian Cuisine • Nelson


JB’s Pub & Family Restaurant


Baker Street Grill • Nelson


Kaslo Hotel & Brew Pub


Bibo • Nelson


Kurama Sushi • Nelson


Bite • Nelson


Lang’s • Balfour


Bogustown Neighborhood Pub • Nelson


Louie’s • Nelson


Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza • Nelson


Max & Irmas Kitchen • Nelson


Cucina Royale - the Royal


North Shore Deli • Nelson


Dock ‘n’ Duck • Balfour


Outer Clove • Nelson


Dock Restaurant • Nelson


Quiznos • Nelson


El Taco • Nelson


Sage Tapas & Wine Bar


Finleys Irish Bar & Grill


Springs Dining Room -

Frisco’s Steak And Fish House • Nelson


Ainsworth Hot Springs


Full Circle Cafe • Nelson


The Bent Fork


Funky Monkey • Nelson


The Only Bakery • Nelson


Fusion Bistro


The Preserved Seed Cafe • Nelson


Hume Hotel • Nelson


Thors Pizza • Nelson


Itza Ristorante & Pizzeria • Nelson


Uptown Tavern • Nelson


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Community Continued from Page 22 had nothing to do with terrorist bombings and burnings in that area, but was solely due to the fact that airfields available for such a trip “were not considered adequate by the authorities other than those in B.C.”


Dateline June 12, 1958

n a letter to the Nelson Chamber of Commerce, CPR President N.R. Crump said that daily railway service between here and Penticton cannot be resumed until “the necessary steps” are taken by government authorities to furnish adequate protection for trains and that it was necessary to reduce the service to twice weekly between Nelson and Penticton “due to depredations which took place in the Koote-

nay area, one of which resulted in the derailment of train No. 45.” The railway president said that insufficient traffic is to blame for discontinuing sleeping and dining car service and added that the railway is not in a position to continue service at the rate of loss that was being sustained.


Dateline June 23, 1958

ire of undetermined origin destroyed the $200,000 pioneer auto firm of Peebles Motors Ltd early Saturday and for a time threatened the Allen Hotel, only 15 feet away, and nearby homes on Vernon Street. Five firemen had narrow escapes from death as sections of the garage crashed to the ground. The heat of the blaze set off the automatic fire alarm

in the Allen Hotel with some 28 persons in night attire ordered from their rooms. The fire had reached such an intensity that when the fire department equipment arrived it was obvious the building could not be saved. All Nelson fire fighting equipment was out and firemen laid 16 hose lines containing 9,700 feet of hose. They were hooked up to hydrants as far as three blocks away. Firemen numbered 35, and six civilians, including two ex-firemen, assisted. While the cause of the fire was not determined, it is believed to have started in the main shop. The new basement showroom which opened April 19 suffered little damage and business will be conducted from this area

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The automobile reigns supreme in North America today. A quarter of our working lives are spent paying for them; communities fight each other for the right to manufacture them; cities are torn down, remade and planned to accommodate their needs; wars are fought to keep their fuel tanks filled; songs are written to praise them. In Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay, authors Yves

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Engler and Bianca Mugyenyi report scathingly on car culture and its many effects on our society. It’s a mustread for all those who wish to escape the clutches of auto domination. The Kootenay Carshare Cooperative, a progressive alternative to private car ownership, is bringing Engler to town to give a presentation and lead a discussion on Thursday, June 30 at 7:30 pm at the Nelson library. Everyone is welcome, admission is by donation and light snacks and refreshments will be provided.




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Sam Steele Days Tournament

U14 sides awesome in the East Kootenay Nelson Star Staff

Though they barely missed qualifying for the upcoming Provincial B Cup, the Nelson U14 Selects girls team came away with some consolation at their last tournament of the spring season by taking gold. Joining a raft of other Nelson rep teams, the U14s headed to the East Kootenay to take part in the annual Sam Steele Days tournament. In the U14s’ first game of the tournament it was Hailee Gerun and Sage Wilton notching markers as Nelson topped the host Cranbrook Rovers 2-0. In the second game of the round robin Nelson was matched against the Calgary Villains. Gerun scored the lone goal to pace the U14s to a 1-0 victory. The two wins gave Nelson first place in its pool, setting up a semi-final match against Columbia Valley on Sunday morning. A scoreless draw had to be decided in shootout with Abby Willans, Gerun and Wilton giving Nelson the 3-1 shootout edge. The final featured Nelson against their rivals, Kootenay

South (Trail, Fruitvale, Castlegar, Rossland). Nelson opened the scoring off the hot foot of Gerun who gave her team a 1-0 lead. In the second half Emma Schrader passed a beautiful ball across the front of the net to Paige LeFranc who nicely placed the ball in the net. Nelson hung on to win the game 2-0 and capture the gold medal. The U14 coaches gave special credit to the defensive line — Jena Wheeldon, Taylor Wilson, Willans, Tara Yowek, and Danielle Zak — who played extremely well as they have done all season long.


The Nelson U14 Selects boys side proved once again that they are the top team in the Kootenay region after going 4-0 at Sam Steele Days. “We faced all the teams we played at [provincial] playdowns last week plus one,” said coach Dan Szabo. “And while it was more important to get through it without injury and focus on the upcoming provincials, we still had to compete. We weren’t going to take the

The Nelson U14 Selects girls claimed gold at Sam Steele Days.

weekend off.” Nelson opened the weekend with a 6-0 win over the Creston Blitzz on Saturday morning. Micah May opened the scoring midway through the first half, running on to a James Miller pass and converting. Nicholas Wethal would add one minutes later jumping on a well placed corner kick and Galen Boulanger netted one a little after that. In the second half Boulanger would score his second with a 30-yard blast. May finished the scoring with his second and third of the match. Game two Saturday after-

noon the Selects faced a determined Kootenay South side and hung on for a 2-1 victory. “We were flat against a team we perhaps took too lightly, one we have beaten quite handily in the past and didn’t bring our best game,” said Szabo. “Credit to Kootenay South, they came to play.” Nolan Percival opened the scoring 20 minutes in poking home a cross pass. Kootenay South countered as Nelson backed up in a scramble and got a little flat footed in their box just before the half time whistle. May restored the lead two minutes into the second half and

would have had another while on a breakaway but the ref blew the final whistle just as he was shooting. Game three saw Nelson get back on track and control most of the play in a solid 3-0 defeat of Kootenay East. Boulanger from a lovely feed from May scored the first goal with a minute left in the first half. He would add another in the second six minutes into the second. Four minutes later Spencer Szabo sent a perfect through ball for May on the left side who made no mistake hammering it home. Boulanger in the fourth and final game Sunday afternoon would continue his breakout weekend with both goals in a tough, physical 2-1 win over Columbia Valley to claim the gold. The first goal came at the nine minute mark as Boulanger rolled one past the Columbia Valley keeper. Midway through the first half Columbia Valley countered. Early in the second half, Boulanger scored the winner, hitting the top left corner with a well-placed ball. The U14 boys are now preparing for the Provincial B Cup in Penticton at the start of July.

The Fishing Report – Kerry Reed

One word: unbelievable

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hat can I say? My favourite month for fishing has always been May, however things seem to be a month behind this year. There is one good thing about our dreary spring weather, it has kept the fishing going very well. May saw some great days of fishing. With many days of 10 to 15 fish, it was an exciting month. But now, the water has finally hit the optimum temperature and the fish are very aggressive. The fights have been spectacular. Sometimes a fish will take up to 400 ft of line on a lively run. Lots of acrobatic jumps and lengthy battles. It’s definitely an

Nelson’s Jeff Burrows with a 17 lb Rainbow (released).

exciting time of year. Rainbows up to 23 lbs and Dollies up to 15 lbs have been caught lately. The high water has caused a few problems out

can keep the debris off your line, you should be able to get into a few fish. In our last week of fishing, we landed many fish in the 12 to 18 lb range. Some days up to 15 fish and some days with only five or six. But it’s definitely the time to be out there. Last week we started the day around 8:30 a.m. I had all the lines in the water by about 8:45 and at 9:05, “Fish on!” Jason grabbed the rod and the line started screaming. Looking back about 400 ft from the boat I could see this giant fish jumping madly. Definitely not happy

there though. Lots of debris on the surface. Logs and sticks and grass make it difficult to fish in certain areas. But patience will Story continues to Page 25 definitely pay off. If you

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Sports Continued from Page 24 about being hooked. While Jay was fighting his fish, another reel started screaming. Yep, another fish on. Double header! Greg grabs that rod and begins his battle. Luckily both fish are cooperating and the lines arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t getting tangled. After about 15 minutes of battling his fish, Jay finally landed a beautiful 18 lb rainbow. No time to celebrate though, Greg is getting his fish close to the boat. So, quick photo of the big one and back in the water it goes. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just about to net Gregâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fish when another rod starts to scream. Unbelievable. Three fish on in a matter of 10 minutes. Jason is fighting his second fish of the day already. Greg finally gets his fish nearby and I slip the net under this nice slab. A 12 lb rainbow. Nice colours too. Looks like this fish must have spawned last month, but recovered quite nicely. A few photos and back in the lake she goes. Another minute or two goes by and Jason is ready to land his second fish. A beautiful 14 lb rainbow. Hard to believe. I rarely get a double header, let alone a triple header. And even more rarely do we end up landing all of the fish. But today luck was in our favour. What a start to the day. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been less than an hour and we have already landed three big fish. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tough act to follow, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to keep fishing anyway. Lines back in the water and carry on. We only went for about an hour before the line starts singing again. Another great rainbow. A few jumps and out the hook comes. Oh well, we were due to lose a fish. In the next few hours of fishing, we manage to land three or four smaller fish and lose a couple also. Just before we head in, the line starts peeling off. After a few long runs and a couple of jumps, this fish is tired out and ready to land. A nice 12 lb rainbow to end the day. If you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had the chance to get out yet, now is the time. Some of the most exciting battles Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen have been the past few weeks. So, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get out there!

What are they biting on?

Surface, surface, surface. The kokanee have been schooling up near the surface, so the big fish have been spending a lot of time near the top also. So, concentrate on the surface. Bucktail flies have been the ticket for me. The usual black and whites and grey and whites have been working great. But remember, you do have to experiment in different conditions. If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cloudy or overcast, stick to the darker colors. But if the sun comes out, try using some brighter colours. Greens have been working well on the brighter days. Some of the most common flies used lately are: No. 211, 214, 215, and 228. My favorite plug has produced some giant fish lately also. Lyman No. 16 has been good to me. Landed a couple 18 pounders on it last week. Also working well are the 24, 55, and 135.

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Churches of Nelson Jesus Christ is the answer

By Rev. Ken Keber Bethel Christian Centre As I sit to write this article, it is the morning after. The morning after the Canucks came up short. As a fan I am disappointed, but at the same time I think that they gave us the best year of hockey that I can remember. I am still a fan, and I look forward to next year. Who knows, maybe it will ďŹ nally happen. The thing that truly disappoints me on this morning after is the mayhem that was created by a few hooligans. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re like me, I sat in utter disbelief that some people could be so irresponsible and destructive. I am certain that the percentage of people involved was small, but it was still horriďŹ c. As I consider what happened after game seven, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but ask myself why it happened. In thinking about that question, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but ask an even bigger question: In a world that has so much good, why is there so much evil? In my life time there seems to be no end to hatred and violence. No end to wars and civil unrest. No end to those who want to steal and to kill and to destroy. I think that the answer to this question can be found in the Bible. Romans 3:10 says that there is none that are righteous, no not one. The Bible also says in Romans 3:23 that we are all sinners, that in and of ourselves, we fall short of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s standard of righteousness. The good news is that God loves us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the price for our sins. When we accept Jesus Christ into our hearts, and live for Him, He applies His righteousness to us. When we look at what happened in Vancouver last week, and when

happening in the world around us, I would suggest that the only answer to mans situation is Jesus Christ. Jesus is called the prince of peace. True Christianity is based upon love and forgiveness. Jesus is the one who said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love your neighbour as yourself.â&#x20AC;? Jesus also said in John 10:10 â&#x20AC;&#x153;The thief

comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.â&#x20AC;? The world is a wonderful place but if you are like me, you recognize that things are quite messed up. Last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s riot in Vancouver was only a small picture of a much

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bigger problem. Fiends, as I stated before, Jesus Christ is the answer. He is the answer to our social, political, and ďŹ nancial challenges. If you want to have abundant life, invite Jesus Christ into your heart today.

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

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

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

Unity Centre of the Kootenays Sunday 11:00 am

Nelson Community Church

Sunday Worship Service at 11:00 am

Darlene Geisler â&#x20AC;&#x153;Therapeutic Touchâ&#x20AC;?

Everyone is Welcome

Everyone Welcome!

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

905 Gordon Rd (IHA Bldg., back door)

601 Vernon Street (Middle Level)

A Friendly Bible Centre Church


You are invited to join us Sunday Mornings at 10:00am.


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

Refreshments are served after the service

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Rev. Ken Keber, Bethel Christian Centre, Nelson BC, 250-352-9322

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Jesus taught us in the Bible, please talk to one of our local pastors, or give me a call at Bethel Christian Centre.

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

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Sports Locals Take on Best Rugby Teams BC Has to Offer

Senior Bombers impress, but come up short at provincials Nelson Star Staff

The L.V. Rogers boys Bombers finished 13th at the recent senior boys rugby provincials in Abbotsford — but made the eventual champions earn their crown. The Bombers were handed a tough draw as they entered the 16-team championship ranked at the bottom of the pack. “The ranking was not in any way a result of the team’s perfor-

mance this season — they only lost one league game — but it was because they did not get a chance to play any ranked AA teams this season,” says viceprincipal Frank Marisco. As a result, the Bombers played their first game against the top seed and ultimately tournament champion Collingwood from West Vancouver. They didn’t have their best outing, but still gave Collingwood more than they bargained for,

eventually losing 36-10. “We probably were the best competition they had out of their four games,” Marisco says. “We gave them a real hard game. They were shocked. They couldn’t believe it.” The way the tournament worked, teams that lost their first game could finish no higher than ninth, so LVR was relegated to the second half of the pool. The second match of the tournament was against No. 9

seed Kalamalka. “The game was scrappy from the start and penalties eventually took their toll on LVR,” Marisco says. At the final whistle it was Kalamalka 19, LV Rogers 12. However, Game 3 was a turning point for the team and they came out firing on all cylinders. Playing against 12th-ranked Okanagan Mission, Marisco says the boys controlled all aspects of the game and beat the Kelowna school 27-5.

LVR’s final game against Southridge of White Rock was a 22-20 victory, securing 13th place in the tournament. Marisco says Jesse Yanke played his best game of the season, “tackling everything that moved,” and scoring two tries. Quinn Cowie was LVR’s selection to the Commissioner’s XV. LVR showed improvement, as last year, they lost all four games, while this year won two of four.




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Calling Artisans/Crafts/Produce Vendors. New juried Xmas Fair in Nelson early Dec. Email: kootenaychristmasfair for application, info & portfolio submission outline. Apply by July 15, 2011.

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 VINTAGE SALE. Clothing, furniture, accessories, Saturday, June 25, 10am-5pm. 721 Front St, Nelson, BC. Wanted Vendors for Grand Forks Fall Fair, Sat+Sun, Sept 10+11. Call Les at 250-4423052.


Dr. Michael Smith (TCM) is now accepting new patients. Offering services in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal medicine, Nutritional & Functional medicine. Call 352-0459 P.A.L. COURSE: July 9/10 non-restricted and restricted, C.O.R.E. COURSE: July16/17 Nelson District Rod & Gun Club. For registration call 250-825-4219

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The Whole School, a Kindergarten to Grade 7 Independent School, is hiring a part to full time elementary teacher for the 2011-12 school year. Desired applicants must have current BCCT certiďŹ cation along with a passion for alternative education. Experience in multi-aged classroom an asset. Looking for an independent, creative, collaborative individual with strong team teaching and communication skills. For further information contact Principal Pierre Kaufmann (250) 226-7737 Resumes can be emailed or mailed PO Box 240, Winlaw, V0G 2J0 Closing date June 30th

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Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilďŹ eld construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilďŹ eld 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.

Gold Island Forest Products is currently taking applications for the following sawmill positions: - Lumber Pilers - Lumber Graders - Forklift/Fork Loader Operators - Log Yard Buckerman/Wheel Loader Operators Please apply in person with a current resume to 2994 Sentinel Road, South Slocan or call 250-359-7000 for more information

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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

RETIRED? Looking for a positive career change? Want to re-engage in a rewarding career and work with an amazing virtual team? Expressions of interest now being accepted for the role of BUSINESS COACH. Suitable for those with extensive experience in business and business planning and/or relevant educational experience. Compassion, patience, and strong people skills essential. Send credentials to, Attn: AnneMarie Edgar, by June 30, 2011. Only those shortlisted will be contacted. Sorry, this position is geographically restricted.

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Stacey and Shane O'Bryan of Calgary, Alberta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter ANNABELLE JOYCE O'BRYAN on Feb.25, 2011. A sister for Olivia and Luke and granddaughter for Art and Ruth O'Bryan of Nelson and Brenda and Don Collins of London, Ontario.

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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)

Sat June 25th, 9am-3pm 512 W.Houston St. Hide-a-Bed, Toys, Truck Tool Box, Clothing Saturday June 25th 8am-1pm Corner of 10th St & Gordon Rd. 25 Years - Selling out, Kids Skates, Cleats, Books & Household Items, Wood Stove VINTAGE SALE. Clothing, furniture, accessories, Sat, June 25, 10am-5pm. 721 Front St, Nelson, BC.

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Garage Sales 4717 Morrello Rd, Nelson. (49 Creek). Antiques, tools, fishing gear, cement mixer, sporting goods. Sat. June 25. Early birds welcome. 250-352-2226 BALFOUR Multi Family Garage Sale, June 25th, 9 - 3, New, Used & Collectable, Lake Shore Place #27 - 7126 Hwy 3A

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Heavy Duty Machinery A-**Special** 53’ insulated makes Great Shop! Only $7200 freight included! And 40’HC $2800. No Rust! STEEL SHIPPING Containers/Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used/Damaged Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage.Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108

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Duplex/4 Plex NELSON: 1201 Davies St. new 2bdrm duplex. Half sold, high quality, energuide 80, great views, great location, $349,000 incl. HST, 226-7809. ID#196677

Houses For Sale THOUSANDS IN OPTIONS FREE!! Canada’s largest builder, SRI Homes, is offering unbelievable discounts. Call or visit Lake Country Modular Homes Inc., conveniently located next to SRI’s Winfield factory. Custom designs, factory tours, expert advice & service. Call Alan or Robert toll free at 1-866-766-2214

Kootenays 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 To View Call Laura Salmon 250-551-8877 Your #1 Choice for Real Estate in Nelson & the West Kootenays Re/Max RC Realty

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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

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

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


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

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FREE house/cat/dog sitting! Min 2-12 week duration. Over 50 yrs old with over 6 yrs local housesitting experience. Has references. Message Karen 250-354-9221

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

NELSON- 2 bdrm executive waterfront home, 6 mile Nelson, partially furnished. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $1700+ utils. (250)825-4471 or 250354-9434.

Rentals Homes for Rent

NELSON - 912C Stanley Street (blue house) – Beautifully designed, spacious, new throughout, energy efficient, very private, 2 ½ bathrooms, 9 ft. ceilings, designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances, W/D. 2 BR, large master with en suite – patio off living room – large rec room (suitable for family with teens or home office). $2000/month + utilities. Tel: 604 617 6560 or NELSON: Perrier Rd. Small 2 bdrm. WD,F/S. NP. Avail July 1st. $950/mo. 250-352-2439

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NELSON: Furnished Room near hospital. W/D, wireless i-net. Avail Imm. for woman. $475 inclusive call 354-3922

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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

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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 Nelson: bsmt suite, separate entrance, across from Selkirk College, Fairview. $700+util. Avail July 1.David at 505-5229


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

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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 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 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.

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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

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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


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

‘82 Oldsmobile 2 door 305, runs, rear frame cracked, good tires, $250. Call 250-354-7321


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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)

27’ Steamboat & trailer, 6 pass runs for 6 hrs/1 wheel barrow of wood, set up and training included in Vernon. $45,000. 1 (250)542-8385

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

1988 Bigfoot travel trailer Nelson BC Hard to come by 1988 17’ fiberglass Bigfoot in good shape. Very light and easy to pull. Front dinette folds to bed. Rear bed pulls out from “L” shape lounge. Fridge with freezer, stove, propane, furnace, toilet and sink. New tires, wheels and battery. Cargo box at rear. All in good condition and ready to go camping. $4250 obo. Email or call 250-2294482.

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 for more information



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REAL ESTATE BODARD DR. Unique fl oor plan & styling. 3 bd, den. Decks with Lake views. Landscaped.43 ac. $598,500. Call John Knox SALMO RURAL renovated 4 bd starter home. .41 ac Level fenced gardens. Workshop Quick Possession. $189,000. Call Burke Jones. YMIR 4 bd 2 bt home on spacious lot. Many upgrades. Ready to move into! $269,900. Call Burke Jones. UP & DOWN DUPLEX Each unit is 1000 sf. A 3 bd & a 2 UP & DOWN DUPLEX. Easy to rent. Close to downtown. $329,000. Call David Gentles. SLOCAN VALLEY. Pristine 83 acres @ Cougar Bluffs. Pristine Wilderness. $299,900 Call Burke Jones. GOLF NEARBY. Well constructed 3 bd 2 bt home. Gardeners paradise 66 x 137 lot. Suite potential $399,500. Call David Gentles SWEEPING KOOTENAY RIVER VIEWS. 2 storeys of glass. Vaulted great room. Custom 5 bdrms. Master loft suite. Inlaw suite. Private. Decks. $615,000. Call John Knox VIEW RIDGE ROAD . Natural,Treed building site. 1.12 Acres $99,900. No HST. Call David Gentles. IDYLLIC COUNTRY PUB on 1.13 acres. Centrally located, known for its food & atmosphere. Great turn key operation. Call Burke Jones. SALMO: 1 1/2 storey 5 bdrm sapcious home. Fireplace. garage. Lg fenced yard. Affordable @ $224,900. Call Burke Jones SALMO: COMMERCIAL BUILDING -- 4 units consisting of 2 warehouses & 2 storefronts. Lg yard. Excellent exposure $224,900. Call Burke Jones BLEWETT ROAD. A developers dream. Build your estate & let your imagination go wild on 36 Acres with trees, water & access. $465,000. Call David Gentles


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6.85 WOODED ACRES. Parkland & wildlife right in Salmo. $249,900. Call Burke Jones. ACROSS FROM TENTH STREET CAMPUS. Great investment location. 4 bdrm 2 bth & in-law suite. $379,000. Call David Gentles UPHILL 3 Bed, 2 bath, private fenced yard, spacious rooms, new appliances, hot tub, covered deck, covered parking, quick possession REDUCED $315,000 Call David Gentles CRESCENT VALLEY 7.9 Acres. Level/fenced. Private treed setting. 3 bd 1 bt home. Sunny location mid-way between Nelson & Castlegar. Reduced to $349,900. Call Burke Jones. HEDDLE ROAD Executive quality & style. Open design. 5 bd 3 bt. 2yr old. Garage & shop to buy for. 1.26 level acres. $725,000. Call Burke Jones. MIRROR LAKE Gambrel, Open design 3 bd 2 bt. View Deck. Level .83 acres. 1 block from Mirror Lake & 2 blocks to Kootenay Lake Great location, just south of Kaslo..$339,900 Call David Gentles. LONGBEACH 4-level split. Spacious 4 bd, deck, gardens, garage. Private 1/2 ac. Great location. Close to golf & Kootenay recreation. $389,000. Call David Gentles. 15 WOODED ACRES overlooking Kootenay River. Classic design Log Home. Multi decks & gardens. 2 Detached Garages. Kennel $699,900. Call Trevor Jenkinson GREAT ACCOMMODATION. 3 bdrm 2 bath 1/2 duplex. Back deck & patio. $209,900 Call Trevor Jenkinson POPOU RD 4.96 ac. Custom 3 bd, 3 bt home. Elevator, shop & garage. Plus 2 bd mobile. $399,900 Burke Jones. BUILDING LOT Hutcheson Avenue in Salmo. Level lot, ready to build. $49,900. Call Burke Jones. UPHILL Tidy, well maintained 2 + 1 bdrm home. 50 x 120 level lot. Quick possession . $309,000. John Knox


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

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

VIEW RIDGE Elegant timber frame. Detailed with consideration to style & beauty thru-out. 2 1/2 storey open design. + Full bsmnt. 2+ private acres. $919,000. Call David Gentles.

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

WATERFRONT. Vacant lot with 52’ of lake frontage @ Balfour. $374,900. Burke Jones

SPROULE CREEK/TAGHUM Excellent family home close to town. 4 bd 3 bt, full basement. Suite potential. .83 ac. $434,900. Call David Gentles.

KENIRIS RD. Straw Bale on 3.29 acres. Custom features thru-out. $599,900. Call John Knox.

NORTH SHORE Lake view .47 ac building lot. UG services. Great Value. $110,000. No HST. David Gentles.

BALFOUR 5.91 wooded ac. 1500 sf private home. Huge 30x60 shop. $679,000. Call Burke Jones.

SLOCAN PARK 5 mostly level acres. 4bd home, 1bd suite, large shop. Central location. $399,900. Call Burke Jones.

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

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

SLOCAN RIVER FRONT @ Passmore Custom 2100 sf Rancher. Level 1.48 ac. 1600 sf garage. All in-floor heat. Wheelchair access. $624,900. Call David. COMMERCIAL SITE @ six-mile. Income Producing. 2 buildings. fenced compound. $449,000. Call Burke. COMMERCIAL LAND & BUILDING. 1.78 acres. 11,750 sq.ft. well- maintained building. Many improvements. Excellent Highway exposure. Lots of parking. $749,000. Call David Gentles.

Kays Rd. 2,012 sqft 3 bd, 2 bt rancher on 2.46 private acres. Separate Shop. $424,900. Call David Gentles. VALHALLA RIVER SUITES. Riverfront vacation rental units at Passmore. Call Burke Jones for details. KOOTENAY LAKE BEST BUY Waterfront @ 17 mile. Spacious bungalow, in-door pool. .80 ac w/ 125 ft sandy beach & new deep water dock. $649,000. Call John Knox. TREVOR STREET. Outstanding lofty views of the Bridge, lake & mountains. Oversized 75 x 140 building lot. $185,000. Call Burke Jones. UPHILL. Amazing views. Open design. Unique 335 SF upper floor master suite. 2 bdrms on main. Family room & 1 bdrm down. Deck & patio. 50x120 lot. $384,900. Call Burke Jones. TURN-KEY Septic Business. Excellent returns. Control your future. Call Burke Jones.

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

KOOTENAY LAKE VILLAGE WATERFRONT: 3 parcels to choose from. one with a cabin, 2 vacant waterfront lots. priced from $695,000 to $795,000. Call Burke Jones.

BUILDING LOT @ Taghum. Sunset Drive. 1/2 acre. Great location. $215,000. No HST. Burke Jones.

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

FAIRVIEW HERITAGE Level lot, fenced, gardens, 4 bdrm. Upgraded. Great location. $369,900. John Knox.

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


ROSEMONT—AT THE EDGE OF TOWN. 2 storey w/bsmt 3 bdrm, 2 bt home. Rare .43 treed acres. Great family location. $329,500 Call David.

FORMAL SPACES 4500 sq.ft. 2 storey home on 3.48 level acres. Quality thru-out. Garage & Quonset Hut. $899,000. Call Burke Jones.

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


WATERFRONT. Amazing 1.15 level acres, 116’ of sandy beach, 2 homes, beach cottage, boat storage, greenhouse, garage, trees for privacy & you have a full waterfront package. $799,000 Call David.

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

key to the Kootenays®

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


AFFORDABLE 1/2 DUPLEX. Great starter. 3 bd 1.5 bt. Views. Deck & more. $174,900 Call Trevor Jenkinson. YMIR. Big 150 x 110 level lot. 3 bdrm Rancher. Barn/ workshop & shop. $274,900. Call Burke Jones

RESTAURANT BUSINESS, LAND & BUILDING. Highly Acclaimed destination fine dining restaurant located in the City of Nelson. Turn-Key operation. Call David Gentles for pricing and details. SPACIOUS 3 BDRM 1991 14’wide mobile in Greenwood MHP. Comfortable amenities, addition, decks, large bath, open living/kitchen. $79,900 Call Trevor Jenkinson. SLOCAN: Fixer Upper on Arlington on 3 lots. Great buy! $99,900. Burke Jones WATERFRONT @ BALFOUR. $639,900. Lightly sloped.. Sandy beach. .62 Ac. 3 bdrm home with self-contained suite. David Gentles


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STREET Before the passion from the Stanley Cup playoffs could fade, the New Grand Hotel organized a street hockey tournament last Saturday in its back parking lot that saw six teams battle it out for the coveted Lord Nelson Cup... photos by Bob Hall

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Kootenay Whitewater Kayaking Festival

Run the Slocan River

250.352.7861 2124 Ymir Road

We Love Your Pets & They love Us!

New to Town?

Then let us welcome you to town with our greetings basket that also includes information about your new community.

STILL DOING TIME 250.352.7178

Have you had a new baby? Then let us know as we have a special gift basket for your new baby.

Call us at 250-352-6095 or 250-825-4743 or 250-825-0008

Valhalla Path Realty

Like previous years, there is plenty on tap for the Kootenay Whitewater Kayaking Festival on the Slocan River at Crescent Valley. SUBMITTED

Special to the Nelson Star

Endless Adventure in Crescent Valley is once again presenting the Kootenay Whitewater Festival this weekend. The weekend starts off Saturday with some meet and greet at the Endless Adventure campground and leads up to some exciting paddling. This is an intermediate paddle fest with a variety of clinics for all skill levels, including beginners. On Saturday there will be a river run and clinics, followed by lunch, land games and more paddling in the afternoon. Dinner on your own then back in action for the evening entertainment — opening act Roy Has Fire, featuring Almanak and wrapping up the evening with DJ ELF. Pilates Sunday morning with Live It Up Fitness, then a river run, team ball race and boater cross for the rest of the afternoon, finishing

the weekend off with prizes and giveaways. Guided river runs on the some of the West Kootenay’s classics are also available. The Kootenay Whitewater Festival is for intermediate paddlers and the clinics are available for those who want to brush up on their skills. Endless Adventure will be hosting a playboating clinic on Saturday, a creaking clinic on Sunday, and the basic skills and rolling clinic both days. The clinics are an additional $30 each. Register at Endless Adventure on Saturday. The cost is $60 for the weekend which includes lunch both days, t-shirt, prize, party, camping. Registration and sign up goes from 8:15 to 9 a.m. For more info about the festival or other events, feel free to call Endless Adventure at 1-877FUN-8181 or email

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520 C Falls Street Nelson, BC Above Savoy Bowling Lanes

Open Tues - Sat.: 12:00 - 5:00pm View our current animals available for adoption and check out the new Lost & Found section on our website!

Second Chance Animal Shelter


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Just about everything in this home that isn’t new has been upgraded. The newly completed addition adds more than just square footage to this great family home all on a 1 acre parcel in Tarrys.


Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814

Call Robert



Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584


Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443

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

$299,900 D UCE


James Loeppky 250.509.0804


ESTABLISHED RIVERFRONT FARM A Slocan Valley oldie in Vallican. Solid 2 storey farmhouse on 5 ½ prime waterfront acres. Entirely new interior with many original features and modern enhancements. There is a multitude of old fruit trees, shrubs and a healthy Xmas tree plantation. Healthy pasture for farm animals and a reliable gravity water supply. Just 35 mins from town. Call Norm or Lev Overlooking Kootenay Lake, this 4-bed, 2-bath home is sure to please. With 2 bright bedrooms on the main, a spacious kitchen and a living room with a view you will not forget. The bright and roomy walkout basement with 8 foot ceilings screams suite potential. With some imaginative changes, this property will be a real head turner.

Call Norm or Lev ORCHARD WITH LOG HOME AT 6-MILE Lovely 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom log home close to Six Mile Beach and only minutes from Nelson on the North Shore. This tranquil setting includes 1.7 flat acres and is brimming with organic gardens and fruit trees. Relax on the wrap around deck and watch your children and garden grow. Call James AINSWORTH GEM

Yara Chard 250.354.3382



Golden Lab/Shepherd/Rottweiler I am very sweet boy. I am a bit shy, and really love my cuddles! Male= Born, March 23, 2011

Call Wayne


Robert Goertz 250.354.8500


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

Call Yara or visit

Husky Mix I am a sweet, sensitive girl. I love my stuffy toys!! I’ve had a very unstable life and been in a car crash. I like to meet people slowly and can be unsure of other dogs simetimes. I would love to have a confident owner who can help me with my confidence and love me forever. Female=Around 8 years old.


A beautiful, sweet girl who was raised by a skunk! A skunk took her in for a while...then a family helped her become accustomed to people. and now she is in the shelter waiting to be adoped into her forever home.


Dino is a very affectionate and loving big boy. He loves nothing more than a good rub down!

Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP)

Pets Available for Adoption Call 250-551-1053 for information or visit:

Laurel’s Latest Kittens


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June 24, 2011 COUNCIL STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS UPDATE Council has once again established its Strategic Directions for 2011. Current priorities fall under four areas: financial, community, internal and human resources. Council’s to-do list for the remainder of the term is ambitious, but many of the priorities, including the wildfire protection plan, implementing the recommendations from the Housing Strategy and the Community Climate Action and Energy Plan are well underway. “We took a common sense approach to setting these goals and objectives and we are confident that we can get the job done in the timeline we have established,” says Mayor John Dooley.

Your tax dollars at work

With the warmer weather approaching, the City of Nelson is requesting that residents continue to conserve water. Please use the following guideline for watering: Residents at odd numbered addresses - Water on odd numbered calendar days Residents at even numbered addresses - Water on even numbered calendar days Do watering and car washing between the hours of 6:00 am to 10:00 am and 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on alternating days Use automatic sprinklers between the hours of 10:00 pm to 6:00 am on alternating days.

As you make your away about town you will see even more changes happening. Public works projects planned for 2011 include bridge deck repairs to the 800 block of Vernon Street; relining of over 30 blocks of sanitary sewer pipe; water main replacements at various locations and upgrades to the sewage treatment plant. These projects are all part of Council’s commitment to responsible Lions Park stewardship of the City’s infrastructure, through The spray park is open seven days a week from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. planned maintenance and upgrades. For a complete list of 2011 planned projects, please visit our website at

Downtown electrical upgrades Upgrades to Nelson Hydro’s system are well underway, and you have no doubt seen our crews at work in the downtown core. This project is an important step in continuing the long-term sustainability of our operations, and improving the overall efficiency of the system. We also have system upgrades underway at the power plant, and in Harrop/Procter, and have plans for the construction of a new Rosemont substation in 2012. These upgrade projects are part of our plan to keep Nelson’s hydro utility safe, reliable and efficient. We appreciate your cooperation and patience during the construction period. Regular project updates and details can be found on our website at

SEASONAL UPDATES Bear awareness bylaw The presence of grizzly and black bear activity in Nelson is causing considerable concern for public safety. While the City of Nelson and Council know that bears will always be passing through, we also want to ensure that residents are doing everything possible to prevent bears from habitually eating garbage in the City, which results in needless harm to residents, property, and the bears themselves. Council is looking to mitigate this problem, and promote wildlife conservation with changes to the Waste Management bylaw. The “dawn to dusk” clause of the amended bylaw aims to prevent garbage being left out overnight. Residents will required to not leave their garbage out overnight, but rather to place garbage containers on the curb after 5:00 am, and to collect them again before 7:00 pm. “Bears are nocturnal, and overnight garbage is a major bear attractant,” says Councillor Deb Kozak. Residents will also be asked to remove and dispose of tree-fallen fruit every three days, to keep barbecues clean of residual food and grease, and to hang bird-feeders in a way that other wildlife cannot access them. “A lot of this is common sense, and we hope everyone will do their part. If their food is harder to come by, bears will be less tempted to come into residential areas. It’s that simple,” says Councillor Kozak. The new bylaw will be adopted by Council in July. Full details will be posted on our website at at that time. For more information on reducing human-bear conflict, please visit the Bear Aware website at

FireSmart community visits

Watering guidelines

Gyro Park pool

Gyro pool will be open seven days a week from Saturday, July 2, 2011 to Saturday, September 3, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The pool will be closed Monday, August 1, 2011 for the statutory holiday.

CITY BULLETIN BOARD Canada Day Holiday City Hall, Nelson Hydro, the Operations Department and the Nelson Public Library will all be closed on Friday, July 1, 2011 for Canada Day. For Operations emergency service please call (250) 352-3103. For Hydro outage information call 1-877-324-9376 (1-877-32 HYDRO) There will be no transit service on Friday, July 1, 2011. Regular service will resume Saturday, July 2, 2011. If you have any questions, please call (250) 352-8228. If Friday is your regular garbage / recycling pick up day, your garbage / recycling will be picked up on Monday, July 4, 2011. If you have any questions, please call (250) 352-8238.

Recycling changes to the blue bag program The RDCK has changed which types of plastics can be put in the blue bags – they now accept food grade plastics with a 1 to 7 in the mobius loop. Also plastic grocery bags can now be put into blue bags. More information can be found at

Private property on Nelson Hydro poles The public is reminded that placing any posters, street signs, for sale signs, etc, on Nelson Hydro power poles or street light standards is strictly prohibited. This is a worker safety issue. Nelson Hydro will remove and discard any object placed on utility poles, at the owner’s expense.

School’s out! Please take extra precautions and watch for kids when driving this summer. Visit our website for a list of safety tips for drivers and parents.

Property tax payment City of Nelson homeowners are reminded that the deadline for paying property taxes is July 4, 2011. Payments may be made at City Hall, through online or telephone banking, at your bank or ATM. Payment may be dropped in our 24-hour drop box and post dated cheques are accepted. A 10% penalty will be applied on current taxes, including unclaimed Northern and Rural Home Owner Grants, if unpaid after business close 4:30 pm on July 4, 2011.

Savour each word… …is the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Club, where things get cooking with some sweet programs for kids. Sign up now for delicious activities beginning July 4. Things go bananas from the get-go with a performance by Oso Simple July 6, 2011 at 2:00 pm.

Strategically speaking

We are now officially the Nelson Public Library, the better to reflect our expanded service area. Did you know that moving woodpiles, trimming ladder fuels and cleaning up dead woody debris can all Thanks to all who participated in our online survey. We’re actively working on our five-year help protect our community from wildfire? Firefighters will be going door to door in Nelson’s wildland strategic plan, with further opportunities for public input coming in the near future. interface neighborhoods throughout the month of June, to educate and answer residents’ questions about FireSmart principles and preparedness levels. If you miss us when we are in your neighbourhood, please Back in August! remember that you can call the Fire Department at 352-3103 any time of year to book an on site visit. There will be no City of Nelson News in July. We’ll be back in this space again on August 26, 2011.

CITY OF NELSON Mailing address: Suite 101, 310 Ward Street, Nelson, BC V1L 5S4 • Email: • Phone: (250) 352-5511 • Fax: (250) 352-2131 website:

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