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Nelson pioneer finally gets proper tribute See Pages 16 & 17 280 Baker Street Nelson BC (250)




Downtown heritage plan gets closer look See Page 3

Harvest Moon rises Fresh off winning a silver medal for its Harvest Moon Hemp Ale at the Canadian Brewing Awards, Nelson’s favourite little brewery gets set to enter its third decade of crafting fine beers with a look to expanding its flavours with an increasingly BC feel MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter


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eing a shopper these days is a real treat. We have access to products that we never saw before. Miso paste, hosts of hot sauce, gluten free pasta and more. The same goes for beer and wine drinkers. They are coming to the bars and liquor stores equipped with a knowledge of what they want that wasn’t there before. “We’re seeing a lot more unique beers right now,” said Nelson Brewing Company head brewmaster Mike Kelly. “We’re seeing beers with chocolate in them or vanilla and more Belgian styles, and what that shows me is that the consumer is becoming more educated in terms of beers.” The Nelson Brewing Company just came home from the Canadian Brewing Awards where they took home the silver medal for their Harvest Moon Hemp Ale. “This really is a team effort. If I make the recipe, I’m not the only one who’s making the beer. It’s a combined effort we all share in that award,” said Kelly, who shared the award with assistant brewer Tessa Gabiniewicz. The idea for the organic hemp ale came from the sales team, which Kelly says is typical when they start coming up with a new recipe.


Story continues to ‘Organic’ on Page 15

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Nelson Brewing Company salesman Al McLeod (left) with a can of Harvest Moon Help Ale and brewmaster Mike Kelly with the award the beer garnered at this year’s Canadian Brewing Awards.

Home Owners helping home owners

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is offering Pacific Insight more than $117,000 in compensation over the move of the Nelson transfer station to a site near its plant. According to a motion passed last week, the one-time payment would be for “sharing of infrastructure development costs,” and is subject to the electronics manufacturer agreeing to allow the regional district “unrestricted access to their fire protection water tank should the need arise for the purpose of fire protection.” The motion also directs staff to adjust the budget accordingly if the offer is accepted. The proposed move of the transfer station from the city’s waterfront to a 22-acre site five kilometres west of the city enraged Pacific Insight when Story continues to ‘Insight’ on Page 26


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PROCTER: $243,000 Here is a delightful older cottage that was substantially renovated and updated and yet much of the charm of the original house remains. This home has a completely fenced and private yard with mature fruit trees, an established garden and a quaint workshop. (10-312) MLS #K195673 Bill Lander 250-551-5652

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The Nelson Committee on Homelessness, along with service providers around the city like ANKORS, the Salvation Army, community health nurses and Selkirk College nursing students, gathered at the Central School gym this past weekend for Community Connect Day. Members of the local homeless community were able to access services for acupuncture, haircuts, food and dental care. There was also coffee from Oso Negro, soup from Our Daily Bread and pizza from Thor’s Pizza photos by Megan Cole

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Comfortable spacious 1991 14’ wide mobile located in desirable Greenwood MHP 6 miles from Nelson. 3 Bdrms, large bath, vaulted ceilings & skylights + workshop. Enjoy an open concept kitchen/ dining, sunken living room. Addition with sun room accesses front & rear decks. Lots of amenities nearby. Call Trevor for details

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Price reduced on this sturdy little starter or retirement home that needs some updating. 1 1/2 storey 2 bdrms (potential 3rd), semi-finished upper floor, basement w/parking, front deck, easy-care lot, classic styling. Priced right. Quick Possession. Call Burke for details.

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News Contemporary No Longer a Bad Word

City eases off on heritage design rules MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

Nelson has embraced its heritage roots through its architecture and design approach, but developers with sights set on Baker Street won’t be bound by the past as they design for the future. “I would say there is significant change in that right now you can’t have a contemporary building,” said Dave Wahn, manager of development services and sustainability for the City of Nelson. “What historically was you couldn’t have a contemporary building, now you can.” Wahn said the city has seen other communities where contemporary design was incorporated into the heritage theme. “It’s kind of difficult for people to understand the difference,” he said. “It can be subtle but I also think it can be significant because somebody could put up a very modern building right next to a heritage building and it can work, and in other communities it’s showed that it can work. So we’re going to review those proposals in that context.” Developers looking to build off of Baker Street on Vernon Street or Lake Street for example will not have to

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design with the heritage esthetic in mind. “If you are off of Baker Street it will only be in context of the bulking and it will not be reviewed in the context of heritage buildings,” said Wahn. “If you’re on Vernon Street or on Lake Street you’re not going to have to worry about heritage design you’re just going to have to look at where the building sits on the property and what kind of pedestrian front it has or streetscape that it has as opposed to heritage specifically.” On Baker Street, development for heritage building

will have to adhere to specific guidelines. “Existing buildings that are in place, heritage buildings that are identified in our heritage register would be subject to heritage design guidelines, but new buildings on vacant properties would be reviewed on the context of how the new building would relate to the heritage buildings in the vicinity. For example, a contemporary building could go up on a vacant piece of land in so far as it doesn’t take away from the heritage value of the buildings around it,” said Wahn.

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So be good for Christmas snakes In the second of our series on special Christmas memories and recipes, local author Anne DeGrace spins a funny tale about a little girl’s take on a well known holiday carol ANNE DEGRACE Special to the Nelson Star


have a fondness for familyisms. These are the quirky things — the habits, the humour, the turns of phrase — that make families unique. Familyisms are the inside joke. They’re the glue that bonds a cohort of related people who may not otherwise get along all the time or, as adults, see each other often. My growing-up familyisms regularly turn up in my fiction in ways that delight my siblings, who figure they have an insider’s view of anything I write (and they often do). My own kids, now adults, contributed to my growing collection of fami-

Annika and friend at Christmas, circa 1991.

lyisms. Some examples are universal, the way a toddler trying to say “spaghetti” makes us laugh, and then we all start staying it that way. To this day, it’s not windy, it’s wind-ing (which makes sense if you’re three). Others of our collected familyisms, like the

Christmas snakes, come with more of a story. I’d forgotten about the Christmas snakes until I decided to transfer our Christmas ornaments to a more stable cardboard box than the disintegrating carton I’d been using for decades. There, tucked un-

der the bottom flap, was a mouldering s-shape sporting the faintest of stripes, looking like a desiccated worm. It was a Christmas snake. And it took me right back. That year my kids would have been four, five and nine. It was an early, cold winter, and one dark afternoon we were in the glow of a warm kitchen, making things. I had mixed up a batch of baker’s clay. We were making shapes — snowmen, candy canes — which we would bake and then paint with bright acrylic paints to hang on the tree. Annika, the youngest, was rolling long shapes and Feature continues to Page 5

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News Local MP Alex Atamanenko Puts Forward Private Member’s Bill


Making military spending optional SAMUEL DOBRIN Nelson Star Reporter

Ever thought your tax dollars could be spent more wisely? BC Southern Interior Member of Parliament, Alex Atamenenko, introduced a bill Tuesday that aims to put more power in the hands of the taxpayer, allowing them to decide what their tax contribution is spent towards. It’s called Bill C-363 and it seeks to give conscientious objectors the right to prevent their tax dollars from going to the military. “There is a number of people who have been calling for this,” said Atamanenko. “They don’t like necessarily having their portion of the tax dollars going to military and they feel like there should be a way of getting their taxes to be spent on non-violent alternatives.” The local MP said in a press release that having the ability to register with

Local MP Alex Atamanenko

Revenue Canada as a conscientious objector to war and direct some of your tax money towards promoting peace in the world lies at the very heart of what democracy is about. “Those tax dollars would go to a special fund and then they would be marked to be spent on any non-military peace-building purposes, so it’s not just taking money away from the military, but those tax dollars would

then go to build and promote peace,” said Atamanenko. “That’s a pretty important step I think.” Atamanenko said it’s a long process and so far the bill has only been presented in first reading. “The major goal is to put this idea forward… the government — if it were to choose so — could take this bill tomorrow, give it a different name, number and move it through. They have the option of moving as much legislation through as they want, so it provides the opportunity to do it.” The Castlegar-based MP said the success of the bill depends on how much people are in support and how many letters are written in response to it, but is sure that those he is representing would support such an idea. “There’s a lot of folks in our area that are involved in the peace movement and they would like to see something like this go through.”



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Construction is currently on the go at the Stanley Street Telus building as some existing wireless technology gets an upgrade. As part of regular infrastructure upgrades, Telus spokesman Shawn Hall said the building will be the home of a new cellular tower to better serve its customers in the Nelson area. “There’s some older wireless technology on there, we’re replacing it with new technology which is going to provide better wireless service and more capacity for the community,” said Hall, adding that if Telus were to not make upgrades similar to this one, customers would start seeing dropped calls and Continued from Page 4 lining them up carefully on the baking sheet. “What are those?” I asked her. “Christmas snakes, Mum,” she said, rolling a new one. “What are Christmas snakes?” “You know — like the song.” She looked up when I didn’t say anything and caught me staring at her quizzically. “—So be Good for Christmas snakes. Dad sings it.” “Of course he does,” I said. Her father was always changing words to fit his own unique lexicon, and with his personal brand of humour. In fact, he might have been the one responsible for wind-ing. It was often hard to tell.

other similar service issues. Hall said the new tower will reach a few metres higher than the existing wireless infrastructure, which will allow for the placement of cutting-edge antennas. “What we’re seeing in Nelson and other communities is that customer demands for wireless service continues to increase at a pretty significant rate. We’re investing in installing new sites and upgrading older sites like this one to make sure that we’ve got enough capacity for customer demand,” said Hall. With a price tag of about $150,000 to Telus, the upgrade is already under construction and while a definite completion time wasn’t available, Hall said the project should be done within the next few weeks.

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SALMO — The RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services and the Salmo RCMP executed a search warrant on a residence in the 4800 block of Highway 3 near Salmo on Tuesday which contained a grow operation of approximately 830 marijuana plants. The grow operation, complete with a hydroelectric bypass, contained 30 haphazardly wired 1,000 watt lights. Police are recommending charges of Theft of Hydro, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Cultivation of a Controlled Substance for the 36-year-old male who was located inside the home at the time of the warrant execution. He is due in Nelson court on January 10, 2012 then. I convinced Annika to curve her snakes into s-shapes, so they’d hang better on the tree. Her brothers got into the spirit of it, and we all made Christmas snakes that year — in fact, our tree was festooned with them. Painted up with stripes and polka dots, they looked pretty festive, too. I’d forgotten about the Year of the Snakes, and so I was grateful for that stowaway in the bottom of the box. I hope that my kids will make Christmas snakes with their kids some day. But most likely they’ll be busy building new familyisms — which is how it should be. This feature will run every Friday in the Nelson Star until Christmas

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Why pay for the military?


ouldn’t it be great if once a year the federal government sent us a form where we could check off the specific items we would like our own personal tax dollar contributions to be allocated towards. Don’t have children? No need to check off the box that supports the kids. Still many years away from your golden years? Don’t need to support the elderly this year. The CBC not programed into your car radio? Don’t want to throw money at that. Feeling really healthy? Might as well take the chance on not spending any money health care this time around. When it’s put that way, clearly an absurd idea. Earlier this week our representative in Ottawa put forward a private member’s bill that might win him some fans, but in reality it’s not a very good idea at all. NDP MP Alex Atamanenko wants to give conscientious objectors the right to prevent their tax dollars from going to the military. It’s a slippery slope. The federal government collects and distributes mountains of taxpayer cash on a wide variety of services and programs. You would be hard pressed to find any Canadian who isn’t completely against at least one piece of the public pay pie chart. The large majority of Canadians would agree that violence and war are bad. Very few are fans of suffering, hate and death. But greed and lust for power are inevitable, so it’s important to have a military to protect values which we hold dearest — primarily freedom. Regardless of one’s beliefs, we are all Canadians. And though we might not like how all our tax dollars are spent, we are all in this together. That spirit helps make this country great. Like most private member bills, Atamanenko’s attempt has very little chance of becoming law. It would be nice to see our MP spending more time on issues that will actually make his riding and this nation an even better place to live. We want to hear from you. E-MAIL LETTERS TO: 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 Report - Michelle Mungall

A busy fall session in the House


fter two months, the fall Legislative session has wrapped up. It was a busy session. Work went 10-14 hours without breaks, and travel is four hours in one direction — on a good day. Being away from home and family can be hard, so I am fortunate to have tremendous support for doing work I truly enjoy. Highlights from this session start with joining members of the Ktunaxa Nation, fellow NDP MLAs, our Leader Adrian Dix and hockey legend Scott Niedermayer for a press conference to keep Jumbo Glacier wild. This was a great day with great Kootenay people. Bill 10 was another highlight. This bill expands the scope of practice for nurse practitioners. When speaking in support of the bill, I was able to bring the government’s attention to Creston’s shortage of primary health care practitioners and how increasing NPs in rural areas would

go a long way to addressing our local need. Being the opposition critic for Advanced Education, I was able to question the minister on her promised review of StudentAid and the cuts to adult basic education programs. Outside of question period, two bills were tabled that address items within this ministry. The first was Bill 18, put forward by the Liberals. Unfortunately, it included anti-democratic changes to colleges and universities’ boards of governors. For full details on how I worked with students, staff and faculty to stall Bill 18 in hopes that the Liberals will fix it, check out my website. I tabled the second bill. It strengthens transparency and accountability in private post-secondary education. By clarifying government’s role with the sector and enhancing student protection, if the bill passes, we will have an improved system

that prevents the few bad apples from tarnishing our national and international reputations. On November 22, I introduced my Private Member’s Bill in the Legislature, entitled the Private Career Training Institutions Amendment Act, 2011. The purpose of this bill is to strengthen student protections and ensure transparency in government’s relationship to private post-secondary institutions Along with work inside the House, I’ve travelled to 16 public post-secondary institutions with four more on my list before the New Year. Meeting with students, faculty and administration where they work has been valuable in developing relationships, policy ideas and a thorough understanding of what’s happening on the ground. Finally, there is one point that left me feeling particularly proud. After Premier Christy Clark negated the work done

by women’s auxiliaries and used it as a sexist slur against NDP women MLAs, I stood up and responded with a tribute to womens’ work. I am honoured to represent so many women like Creston Valley’s Jean Tyerman who dedicated countless hours and nearly two decades to the hospital auxiliary. “A woman’s work is never done,” I said, adding, “Whether it’s knitting for newborns, raising money for hospital equipment or the movement for equality, ladies auxiliaries have fearlessly stepped up and gotten the job done.” The applause was so loud on both sides of the House that it even made it onto the official transcript, Hansard. With session out, the work doesn’t stop, but now I get to be back in the Kootenays more often. Check out my website, social media or sign up for my monthly e-newsletter to stay tuned with all that I am doing.

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Letters to the Editor


A winter driving message I was driving to Nelway on Monday, November 20, at approximately 11 a.m. Near Ymir I hit a whiteout snowstorm. Visibility was poor to nil when, in an instant, my worst fear appeared. Four headlights coming directly at me. A logging truck was passing a Columbia Brewery semi, but all I saw was truck tires and logs racing by my window. Luck

was in my favour as there was no snow banked on the side of the road and I was able to squeeze over to slow down. If a school bus or perhaps a Greyhound bus would have been in this situation, there most likely would have been a disaster. The reason for this letter is simple. For all the commercial drivers and pleasure drivers on the road this win-

Transform the Treaty The damming of the Columbia River parallels the building of the American Dream. The Columbia River Treaty and the American Dream are up for renewal with no real good plan in the offing for either. In 2014, we must give notice if we choose to change the Columbia River Treaty in 2024. So much to learn, so many questions to ask. Any citizen who has gone to one of the Treaty information meetings knows the magnitude of the information required to make intelligent, wise decisions. It is just too much for the average citizen and always will be. We need a new way to deal with the Treaty beyond politicians and corporate economic blueprints. We need the Columbia River International Freshwater Institute. The Columbia River Basin needs a freshwater institute, the world needs a great freshwater institute.

Let us join with our American brothers and sisters downstream and find a way to fund, find a way to give back to the river but a small part of the billions of dollars generated each year by the Columbia River and its tributaries. It is time for the immigrants who have taken so much from this land to give back and to learn. The American people have much to learn about the headwaters and we have much to learn about the salmon, the apples, Hanford and the Grand Coulee Dam. Let’s learn together by funding the Columbia River Freshwater Institute with a pittance part of the vast revenue generated by that oh-so grand and glorious Columbia River. Is it a dream for tomorrow? Consider it just for a day, everything is first an idea, that is what a Creator would say. Dick Murphy Nelson

ter, please, please slow down when the weather is inclement. Use common sense and think of your passengers and others on the road. For the driver of that semi I would simply ask that you take time to take another driving test, you know the ones that don’t come in a cereal box. Vern Hellekson Nelson

Dooley’s campaign spending not necessary It was interesting to read the newly re-elected mayor felt he had to “work hard” for his re-election. Considering his opposition, he could easily have taken it easy and still won, thus saving the big dollars that he felt he had to spend in local media to assure his re-election. If he felt obliged to spend all those donations from his supporters, then that’s good, in that he’s supporting local business. Another suggestion (belatedly) would have been to donate his obviously well-funded campaign funds to some worthy cause such as the skatepark. When Mayor Dooley makes his campaign expenses public, it’ll be interesting to see what he put out to achieve his large margin of victory, on a basis of what each vote cost in relation to his total campaign expenses. John Vanden Heuvel Blewett

The City currently has vacancies for City residents and electors on the following Commissions, Committees and Boards. If you are interested in the community and the direction the City of Nelson takes for the future, we are looking for your volunteer assistance. 1. Visit the City’s website at for detailed information. 2. Download the application form stating the Committee you wish to be considered for. 3. Submit your application and resume by 4:30 p.m. on Friday December 16, 2011, to Nelson City Council, Office of the Mayor Suite 101, 310 Ward Street Nelson, BC V1L 5S4 Email to Fax to (250) 352-2131 Advisory Planning Commission – 4 vacancies This Commission deals with land use planning issues and other related items referred by City Council. Community Heritage Commission – 6 vacancies This Commission deals with issues relative to Nelson’s Heritage preservation and related items referred by City Council. Nelson & District Youth Advisory Committee – 4 vacancies This Advisory Committee supports the Nelson and District Youth Centre (NDYC) staff and youth through transitional times. The NDYC supports youth leadership through its services and programming which includes a drop in youth centre, indoor skate park and a Youth Employment Resource Centre. Board of Variance – 3 vacancies The Board of Variance is an independent body that hears appeals for relaxation of zoning regulations, extension of non-conforming uses, relaxation of servicing requirements, reconstruction of non-conforming uses and relaxation of tree protection requirements. The Board primarily deals with requests for minor variances to the City of Nelson Zoning Bylaw regarding siting, size and dimensions of buildings where compliance would cause an undue hardship.

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HUGS. To Shelley Miller at City Hall, for helping me with the building permit requirements. SLUGS. To the rock that chipped my new windshield! HUGS. To the special person who helps provide my mom companionship and assistance when I’m not available. Your kindness does not go unnoticed. HUGS. To the lovely lady that asked for

my help to cross the street and walk down some stairs. I know you were grateful to me, but I am most grateful to you... you made me feel like a hero that day. SLUGS. To the loader operator at Nelson Redi-Mix who starts up his machinery at 6:30 every morning, including Saturdays most weeks, drives around the yard there and then all is quiet, shortly after 7. Is it really necessary to start up the noise/beeping this early, 6 days a week?! – Sleep deprived

If you have a Hug or a Slug... we’d like to hear it. Simply email us at with your short quips, compliments or complaints. We will print the anonymous submissions for all to see. Be honest, but all we ask is you keep it tasteful. You can also drop by a written submission to our offices at 514 Hall Street.

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Fairview Development Potential

Prime lake and city view properties conveniently located on Douglas Rd. in Fairview. Two separate properties, a 2 bedroom house on a .21 acre lot plus a vacant .1 acre lot with total of over 200 of road frontage. Tremendous development potential here or a spacious family property.The house requires some finishing touches but well worth it.



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Beautifully updated home ready to move into. Modern kitchens and baths, new windows and doors. The daylight basement has a very nice 2 bdrm in law suite that is presently being used together with the main floor. Substantial covered deck in the back perfect for outdoor living. Extensive landscaping makes the yard beautiful and low maintenance. New 16x11’ workshop with a front porch and a 5x16’ covered work area.


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Last chance for Rock Star Parking. All you Whitewater seasons pass holders get your raffle tickets now at Whitewater’s downtown office or you’re going to miss out. The deadline is December 10. For only $10 you have the opportunity to win your own reserved front row parking space everyday for the entire season. Proceeds go to the Whitewater Ski Team and Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaries.

Santa will be arriving on Baker Street for his annual visit. The evening gets going with special treats like roasted chestnuts and carol singers. Santa will make his way with the Nelson Fire Department to the Nelson Trading Post at 6:15 p.m. and will arrive at the Trading Post at 6:30 p.m. Santa on Baker Street is organized by the Nelson Business Association and the Nelson Fire Department.


Simple food in rich company and common purpose. Selkirk College nursing students’ annual Nelson beans and rice dinner will be held at 6 p.m. at the Nelson United Church. Tickets are $10 at the door. Kids are welcome. The evening will include a stimulating presentation on grassroots community health care in Guatemala

Members and guests are invited to the annual Christmas party on December 3 for a traditional Christmas feast at the Hume Hotel. Cocktails are served at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Pre-register at Technika appliances at 620 Front Street. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. There is also an optional gift exchange for an item of $10 value. For more information call Donna at 250-505-4859.


SILVERTON COMMUNITY CLUB’S CHRISTMAS BY THE LAKE Dec. 2nd - 1st Trax Tour w/Smalltown Djs, Bryx & B-Ron

Dec. 3rd - The Gaff with Busta Dec. 8th - Wackutt & Deeps Free Show Dec. 9th - Aaron Nazrul & the Boom Booms with Ben Fox

Dec. 10th - The Ghostface Killah of the Wu Tang Clan w/ Guests

Dec. 15th - The Automation w/ Chinese for Travellers Dec. 16th - Savage Blade with Leif Dec. 17th - Humans w/Vinnie the Squid Vancouver Dec. 21st - Atomic Hooligan Dec. 22nd - Yan Zombie w/ Vs. Visuals by Onbeyond Free Show

Dec. 23rd - Stickybuds with Deeps Dec. 26th - Boxing Day Bender Billy Bangers, Django & Erica Dee

Dec. 30th - Yardsale w/ Ryan Wells ‘Raise the Roof’ Fundraiser

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This family friendly event on December 2 to 4 captures the spirit of a traditional European Christmas market with lighted wooden huts offering local and regional arts, crafts and culinary delights. Over 30 vendors will take part this year. There will be a number of activities for visitors to enjoy including artisan demonstrations for blacksmithing and glass-blowing, ice sculpting, music and entertainment provided by local choirs, community bands and performers and children’s activities such as pictures with Santa and a card and ornament workshop. For more information about Christmas by the Lake, please visit their website at

LIKE THE DICKENS The Ghost of Christmas Present returns on Sunday, December 18 at the annual reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Like the Dickens, an annual event supported by CBC Radio, brings notable Nelsonites together at the Nelson United Church to present the timeless classic and raise money for the Nelson Food Cupboard. Readers CBC reporter Bob Keating, author Rita Moir, actress and musician Bessie Wapp, former city councillor Marg Stacey, and police chief Wayne Holland are joined by host Mayor John Dooley with his lively commentary and Irish charm. Admission at the door is a minimum donation of $10, with all proceeds benefiting the Nelson Food Cupboard. Doors open at 6:30p.m. and the festivities begin at 7pm.

The Centre for Inquiry- West Kootenay Branch is sponsoring a presentation on digital hate and critical thinking. Edwin Hodge is a political science graduate student at the University of British Columbia, a member of the Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism, as well as a member of the Centre for Inquiry in Kelowna and will be presenting his research on white supremacy movements. The presentation will be at the Nelson Oxygen Centre at 7:30 p.m. for a suggested donation of $2, however students may attend for free.

Would you like to see Jupiter and its moons, the Andromeda galaxy, or the remains of a super nova? Put on some warm clothes and come out to Taghum Hall for our Starry Night astronomy program. We will be setting up the telescopes at 7 p.m. (weather permitting) on December 3 and 4. For more information call Wayne Holmes at 250354-1586 or email or Max and Irma’s restaurant will now have live music Fridays and Saturdays between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. featuring Rylan Kewen and Nikko Forsberg.


Darcee O’Hearn will be at Otter Books from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. signing copies of her new kids’ book, ‘Leonard the Larch’, a charming story with beautiful illustrations and a recipe for making amber.

The Nelson chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women will meet at the New Grand Hotel at noon. It is our Christmas Luncheon and a pre-registration is required of all members and their CHRISTMAS ART SHOW WITH THE HARMONY BARBERSHOP CHORUS guests as it is a buffet lunch. For further information please phone There will be an art show in conjunction with Christmas on Baker on Pat Reid at 250- 505-5561. December 9 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on December 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held at the Covenant Church. The Nelson Heritage MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 Harmony Barbershop Chorus will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Fri- Put on your dancing shoes. Every Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at day night, with additional music offered the next day. Central school gym (use Mill Street entrance) Scottish dancers meet. Beginners are welcome. For more information contact Kathy at 250359-7545, June at 250-352-1836, or Beverly at 250-352-7850. STORIES, SONG AND A SPECIAL NIGHT FOR GRANS TO GRANS Capture the Christmas spirit by attending a very special holiday celebration, Christmas Remembered, in music and story. Seasonal sounds Looking for a fun way to run around indoors this winter? Join Nelfrom the Jubilate Deo Handbell Choir, the Nelson United Chancel son’s Indoor Ultimate Frisbee League on Monday nights from 7:30pm Choir and the Bon Accord String Ensemble. Stories and memoirs - 9:30pm. Beginners welcome. Drop-in spots available. Contact nelpresented by Vivien Bowers, Donna Macdonald , Anne DeGrace and for more information. David Stewart. This is a special benefit for Nelson Grans to Grans and the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Friday, December 9, Nelson United Interested in getting your feet moving with some Scottish country Church, 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. dancing? Every Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Central School gym dancers meet for a fun evening of dance. Beginners welcome. For more information contact Kathy at 250-359-7545, June at 250-352BRIDGER’S LATEST SHOW HELPS NELSON FOOD CUPBOARD Picking Up The Pieces, a fabric art show by local artist, Kate Bridger, 1836 or Beverly at 250-352-7850. will be on display at the Nelson Public Library from now until January 30 during which time Bridger will donate 10 per cent from all WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7 sales to the Nelson Food Cupboard. Wild and Wacky Wednesdays at the Nelson Public Library for teens. For ages 12 years and up, 3-5 pm. This week features Duct Tape Day! NELSON COMMUNITY BAND AND SPECIAL GUESTS Make a craft from Duct tape. Snacks and board games too. Contact The Nelson Community Band is having their annual Christmas con- Joanne FMI – 505-5683 or cert featuring works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven and traditional Christmas music. Featured guests include VoixVive led by Allison THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8 Girvan, Glacier Harmonies directed by Laura Johnson, and SongCore Regional District of Central Kootenay – Inaugural Board Meeting directed by Kathleen Neudorf. Tuesday, December 13 at 7 p.m. at the starting at 9 a.m. First Baptist Church at 611 Fifth Street. Admission by donation.


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Below the Hume Hotel

330 Baker Street

421 Victoria Street — tickets at

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Friday, December 2 The Royal is throwing a party with some of Nelson’s finest. On deck we’ve got Nelson’s four-piece funk band, LINT whose members include Jimmy Lewis (Wassabi Collective, Terradactagon), Ben Euerby (Brian Rosen and the WhatNow, Knome Studios), Rich Rabnett (Drive If You Must, Rabnett 5), and Jesse Lee (Brian Rosen and the WhatNow, DJ Rafferty Funksmith). Also on the bill is the one and only super fabulous DJ Joel West and Nelson’s famous Moving Mosaic Samba Band. All this great music in one night. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $5 at the door.

The Capitol Theatre presents The 24th annual Christmas pantomime The Elves and the Shoemaker December 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. Matinees on December 3 and 4 at 2 p.m.

Saturday, December 3

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Variety Shows with Estevan and Tracy Lynn - Starts 8:30pm - Join us for our open stage! This isn’t just a night for performers. So many talented folks make it out this night that it’s become a great night for the audience too.

Saturday, December 3

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Sunday, December 4 Rockers, divas, and wailers unite. Come down to Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill every Wednesday and Sunday for the karaoke experience of a life time. We have a huge list of classics, top 40, country, rock, and hairband legends to choose from.

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Calling all musicians to Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill for open mic jam nights. Amps, guitars and drums are provided. The music gets going at 9 p.m.

Opening the Unplugged Sessions at noon is Marion Bergevin, an accomplished singer/ songwriter whose experience working in Tanzania was instrumental in her writing environmental, peace and social justice songs. When Mark Rheaume, music director at CBC radio, named Orit Shimoni one of his top three Canadian artists of the year, it was in response to her debut album, Cinematic Way. Since its 2006 release, Orit, (musically known as Little Birdie), has been touring across Canada and in Europe. During intermission, the audience will be treated to a short promo from a surprise artist that you won’t want to miss. Closing act is Strings Attached, an eight piece ensemble lead by Don Macdonald on violin, who will perform traditional and contemporary acoustic music from around the world.


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Magic Bus w/ Deeps - Showtime 10 pm - Come on out for and experience some of Nelson’s finest electronic music... every Tuesday at the Royal...and there’s never any cover!


The Boom Booms are a six-piece Latin-soul-funk-rockreggae band, forged from friendships born on the school yards, soccer fields, cafe patios and eventually bars of East Vancouver. They make music that makes people want to dance — or “Get up and love somebody,” as lead singer and guitarist Aaron Nazrul calls it. Whether breaking into song and dance on the streets of Paris, storming stages with Congolese musicians in Brussels, playing to thousands at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival or serenading abuelitas in South America, the charming sextet is able to reach across cultural barriers and connect with people of all stripes, on levels equally rhythmic and emotional. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel.

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Friday, December 9

The Lizard King w/ guests - Doors 7pm - Tickets $5 at the door - Join us for a huge night of music with three awesome bands. On deck will be The Lizard King, Surrogate Band and Funkle Ben’s White Rice. Let’s see, the Doors, Pink Floyd and a funk band... this is going to be an excellent evening for the ears!

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The Gaff is a world renowned party rockin DJ, producer and record collector infusing original break beats, funk, soul, afro, Latin, Brazilian and world flavours with modern day club, hip hop, electronic and dance music these musical styles are unified by Gaff ’s extensive repertoire of turntable skills: tight scratches, cuts, humour, unmistakable flavour and playfulness. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel.

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If your ears work, you can’t not have fun at a Smalltown DJs gig. That’s a scientific fact. Look it up. The Canadian duo’s uncanny ability to make crowds feel like schoolkids at recess stems naturally from their focus on maximizing fun for themselves. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel.

Capitol Season Series Presents Ballet Jörgen Canada Anastasia Saturday, February 4 at 8 p.m.


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The Royal is pleased to present Creston Valley’s own rising folk wonder, Daniel Huscroft. Don’t be fooled by Daniel’s unpolished exterior. Behind the bushy beard & dusty boots lies a masterful musician who cut his teeth on a piano, & picked up his first violin when he was five. His new album, Here is Just For Now, marries country, roots & soul, while capturing his mountain upbringing in the Canadian Kootenays. He’s created his own brand of evergreen soul, blending acoustic guitar, strings & piano in 13 stunning tracks. Opening the night will be country/folk sensation, Little Birdie. Be sure to make it out to The Royal for this real Kootenay treat!


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If you’ve ever had a notion to write a novel, been meaning to scribe your memoirs, or pride yourself on your poetry then a rare opportunity to enhance your writing skills begins January 5 in Nelson. Selkirk College will offer its university-transferable

Creative Writing 100 course Thursday evenings from January 5, to April 5, at Nelson’s Kootenay School of the Arts (KSA) on Victoria Street. Classes run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at a cost of $246.05 for the entire course. Prospective students can register online at, or can call 1-888-9531133 for details.


The Creative Writing 100 course is the first credit offering in its field available in Nelson for a decade. University-transferable courses in creative writing were offered by the writing department at KSA until 2002, when the writing and mixed media departments were terminated in a cutback. Since then, writing courses and workshops have been available in the city only on a non-credit basis, sponsored by the Oxygen Art Centre and the Kootenay School of Writing. Instructor for the Selkirk course is Almeda Glenn Miller from the college’s English department. Miller’s publications

the Nelson Public Library’s 2010 fundraiser Seasonings. Among her other publications are book reviews for the Globe and Mail and poetry for CBC Kelowna’s A Verse to Summer program. “The credit course in Nelson is a marvelous chance for anybody with a yen to write,” said Verna Relkoff, former head of KSA’s writing department. “Whether you’re a beginner, need to crank up your inspiration and Almeda Glenn Miller imagination, or are will be the course in- looking to connect structor. with other people include the novel interested in writing, Tiger Dreams, and this is a lucky develshe has published opment well worth non-fiction in such taking advantage of.” journals as Event and

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Nelson Choral Society’s popular annual Christmas concert returns to the Capitol Theatre December 10 and 11. The 70-member choir will be performing Songs of the Nativity, an imaginative arrangement of traditional carols by Vancouver composer Stephen Chatman, along with selections from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and more. Christoph Martens is at the piano and Josette LaForge plays violin obligato. Musical director Kathleen Neudorf says that in choosing the selections for the concert, she liked the contrast of old versus new. The concert has become a miniature survey of carols through time. “I liked Stephan Chatman’s reworking of Christmas carols, some


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well known, some not. I liked the contrast with the older pieces by Vulpius and Bach which date back to just over 400 years,” she said. For a total change of pace, the concert’s special guests will be the local Balkan brass band Oxygen Orkestar playing their funky Roma rhythms. Oxygen Orkestar includes two trumpets (Jonnine Mahonen and Brahm Taylor), two trombones (Anneke Rosch and Mary Defeo), an accordion (Bessie Wapp), a snare/percussion (Katherine McGrath and Bessie Wapp) and a tuba (Connor Defeo). They’ll perform a rendition of the classic Brothers Grimm folktale The Musicians of Breman that they are calling The Musicians of Bratislava. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15 for seniors and $10 for students, available at the Capitol.


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News Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Christmas spirit on the tracks SAMUEL DOBRIN Nelson Star Reporter

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is set to light up Nelson once again this holiday season with Christmas cheer and tunes in hopes of spurring people to give back to their local food banks. The Holiday Train, which last stopped in Nelson two years ago, will be rolling into Lakeside Park on December 12. It will be illuminated by more than 100,000 lights arranged in an all-new design from previous years. Musical acts by folk artist Valdy and Tracy Brown will be performed on a train car, which converts into a stage for the performances. “This year we’ve decided to go with Valdy, he’s a folk legend in his field and Tracy Brown, who brings that extra amazing sound to Christmas music,� said Kevin Hrysak, manager of media relations for Canadian Pacific. “It’s hopefully something that will appeal to all ages and it has so far.� The all ages event is free to the public, but Hrysak urges those wishing to attend to think of others as they enjoy the festivities. “All we ask anybody willing to come out to this festive event is that they bring a non-perishable food item or

Folk legend Valdy will be on his year’s train.

a monetary donation in support of their local food bank and everything raised within that individual community stays in that community,� said Hrysak. Over the past 13 years since the Holiday Train first started its tour through Canada and the US, close to $5.6 million and 2.5 million pounds of food have been donated to North American food banks. In some communities, the train’s visit is one of the main fundraisers for the entire year. In Nelson, the Holiday Train has traditionally only contributed to the Salvation Army, however both the Salvation Army and the Nelson Food Cupboard will be receiving donations from the

Holiday Train event this year. “It’s great because we serve over 1,000 customers a month who are in need to good quality healthy food, so the more we can bring in the better,� said Marya Skrypiczajko, coordinator for the Nelson Food Cupboard. “It’s also great to work together with the Salvation Army on a food project as a team instead of us working as two individual organizations.� Skrypiczajko said the decision came from Mayor John Dooley and city council who recognized that both groups were serving the population doing very similar work. Both the Salvation Army and the Nelson Food Cupboard will be at Lakeside Park to collect donations on December 12 when the train stops for a performance at 6:45 p.m. Skrypiczajko said that at the end of the night they’ll make sure that both groups have about the same amount of food. “It’s definitely something to be noted that hundreds of thousands of Canadians are resorting to having to use a food bank every month, so we definitely want to get that word out to support your food bank and also hopefully bring some awareness that this type of support needs to be seen year round,� said Hrysak.

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Annual Open House Sunday, December 4th from 10am to 4pm

New Barbershop Opens on Front Street

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Come out and see why this event has become a true Nelson Family Tradition!

Winter Hours 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday

Closed on Sundays and Holidays Georama – just a short, scenic drive West of Nelson on Granite Road.


View our Greenhouses absolutely loaded with the Kootenay’s most beautiful Poinsettias – Grown Right, here in Nelson! The Garden Centre décor looks great and is full of Unique Gift Ideas – Statuary, Garden Accents and Giftware for the gardener in your life. Our Flower Shop has loads of Fresh Cut Flowers so let our Florists design your Christmas Flowers or Centerpiece to help make your Christmas truly special this year. And remember Georama can deliver around the corner – or around the world!

Terry Kozak poses in his new Front Street barbershop. SAMUEL DOBRIN Nelson Star Reporter

Get together with friends this holiday season at Finley’s Dallas Walbaum plays each Friday in December from 5:00 to 9:00 pm

Despite the growing rarity of the trade and its decline in recent years, one local business owner hopes he’ll make the cut among other similar establishments that seem to be taking over. “It’s for sure a dying art,” said Terry Kozak, whose Front Street barbershop just recently opened its doors. “It’s hard to even get schooling for it. Everything is shifting towards the salon

aspect of it.” Kozak, 31, first tried cutting hair about five years ago while he was at a northern seismic work camp where he said his interest in barbering was sparked. After a shoulder injury, Kozak was unable to continue with his seasonal labour, so he decided to give the haircutting trade a shot. “It’s good, I’ve been getting positive feedback from everybody… it’s intimidating for sure taking on a business,” said

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the Loxx Academy graduate. Kozak said Nelson had lost a lot of the barbershops in town recently, so he felt the community needed it. The fading demand for barbershops can be partially attributed to the introduction of the safety razor, which makes its way into most homes, but Kozak said he’s making efforts to keep the doors open to as many people as possible. “I’m trying to make it more of like a modern barbershop because as you can see I’ve got women and kids here… I’ll do haircuts, but I’m not doing colouring or perming or anything like that,” said Kozak, adding that if there’s demand for that in the future, he’s not closed to the idea of adding that to his services. Kozak said another reason why barbering sparked his interest was the history behind the trade —

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barbers also used to perform surgery and dentistry. “I’d like to see barbershops stay around,” said Kozak.

“I’d like to see barbershops stay around. Nelson is a heritage town and we need some heritage storefronts for sure.” “Nelson is a heritage town and we need some heritage storefronts for sure. We’ve got plenty of salons here, so a couple good barbershops wouldn’t hurt.” Kozak said that as a barber he sometimes feels like he takes the role of a psychiatrist. “I hear weird stories all the time… I don’t mind it though. I like it when people feel comfortable enough to vent to me. I think it’s a sign that I’m doing a good job.”

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Organic a priority at local brewery Continued from Page 1 â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just make a beer because you want to make a beer, you have to be able to sell the beer. So Al [McLeod] will come to me and say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I want to sell a new kind of beer and I want to make a hemp beer,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? said Kelly. After McLeod approached Kelly to start creating the hemp beer, Kelly started looking at what would fit well in their family of beers. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to create another IPA that would steal from the sales of their existing IPA. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We decided that a lighter beer would be appropriate,â&#x20AC;? said Kelly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We already have our Wild Honey beer which is our lightest. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just want to make a light pale ale because they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t unique enough. I was tasked to make a lighter beer with some kind of hemp in it somewhere.â&#x20AC;? Kelly decided to used toasted hemp seed because he likes the nutty quality that they bring to the beer. Then he decided on a German kolsch style. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I made a kolsch style which is a German ale which is brewed a lot like a lager in some respects,â&#x20AC;? said Kelly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You use lighter malts and German hops. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an interesting style with a good history to it, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an authentic style and we could fit it in our beers.â&#x20AC;? The beer has been popular throughout Nelson at bars and liquor stores,

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and Kelly thinks that this reflects what Nelson beer lovers want. When Nelson Brewing Company went organic five years ago, Kelly said customers approached him saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought you were already organic.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think in Nelson there is an expectation of that because Nelson is such a natural place, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to find coffee here that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t organic or fair trade,â&#x20AC;? said Kelly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s everywhere. We have several places to buy organic food so that sort of natural aspect of the town works well for us.â&#x20AC;? Kelly said they were always brewing natural beer,

but being certified organic fits with the values of the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone in the community already sort of eats that way and sort of lives that way, so it was a natural step for us to go that way and they embraced it and support what we do and our local farmers,â&#x20AC;? said McLeod. An important piece of the Nelson breweryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beer is the organic hops. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been working with farmers to get hops,â&#x20AC;? said Kelly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Normally when you buy hops you go through a wholesale distributor you can buy hops from all over the world, but over the last

few years Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been contracting with farmers in Oregon and Washington State.â&#x20AC;? But now Nelson beer could be taking a step closer to home. Kelly is looking at brewing an organic all-BC beer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In October I received our first shipment of certified organic hops from Mission, so thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very exciting,â&#x20AC;? said Kelly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking at making a beer thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made entirely of BC ingredients, a true BC beer and all certified organic. As long as the quality is good and as long varieties are good and are within all of our technical specifications than I would love to a brew a beer made of just BC ingredients.â&#x20AC;? The team at Nelson Brewing Company is also looking at making two other beers in the coming years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a couple recipes that are on the table right now. We are contemplating brewing a double IPA or an Imperial IPA which will hopefully come out in the next year or so,â&#x20AC;? said McLeod. They are also working with Oso Negro and a local chocolate supplier to make an organic espresso stout. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the end of our year and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our 20th year and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve sold the most product in that year,â&#x20AC;? said McLeod. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that shows weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going in the right direction and the beers are being appreciated. As a brewery weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just going to keep going forward.â&#x20AC;?

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Former mayor’s grave marked at last GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

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t took nearly a century, but the grave of one of Nelson’s earliest mayors is finally marked. “Frank Fletcher was a member of Nelson’s first city council in 1897 and was elected and served as mayor for two terms, 1901 and 1902. He was an important figure in Nelson’s history,” reads a plaque at the foot of the new monument in the Masonic section of the city’s cemetery.

“He was a historic figure who had been forgotten...” Don Tonsaker Local History Buff


The idea was Don Tonsaker’s — who lives in the magnificent home Fletcher built in 1897 at 306 Silica Street. “He was a historic figure who had been forgotten,” Tonsaker says. “When he died in 1913 he was broke, basically, and alone. We just figured he needed some recognition.” Fletcher was a surveyor, who produced some of the earliest maps of West Kootenay. He was also a land agent for the Canadian Pacific Railway — a role that didn’t win him many friends. “The Slocan City people have hostile feelings toward that great diplomat, Frank Story continues to Page 17

LONG-TIME COMING: Almost 100 years after his death, Frank Fletcher finally has a grave marker, thanks to the efforts of Don Tonsaker (pictured). Greg Nesteroff photo

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News Continued from Page 16 Fletcher, and he occupies a prominent place in their mental anatomy,” wrote the New Denver Ledge on August 12, 1897. The paper seemed to have it in for Fletcher, regularly mocking him. A few weeks earlier, it wrote: “The Slocan Pioneer roasts Frank Fletcher for his treatment of Slocan City and intimates that he is worse than old man Shylock. This is awful, just as poor Fletcher had commenced to build the finest residence in Nelson.” After serving two terms on city council, Fletcher ran against founding mayor John Houston in 1900 but lost by 10 votes. The pair squared off again just months later in the provincial election. Houston, running for the Progressive party in the Nelson riding, once again beat Fletcher, who was seeking office for the Conservatives. Houston then served as mayor and MLA simultaneously, but did not seek re-

election to council in 1901, allowing Fletcher to become mayor by acclamation — probably the only time it’s

Frank Fletcher was mayor of Nelson 1901-02. (Photo courtesy Touchstones Nelson/ Shawn Lamb Archives)

ever happened in Nelson. Fletcher then endured more abuse in the press at the hands of The Tribune, which Houston owned. Still, in 1902, Fletcher won

re-election, beating John A. Kirkpatrick by 16 votes. By the time of his death at age 58, Fletcher had lived in Nelson for 25 years, and could count himself as one of the city’s true pioneers. However, he was by then estranged from his wife and three children, and although he received a Masonic funeral — he was lodge master in 1895 — no one bothered to mark his grave. “Bill Riesterer, who used to work up at the graveyard, showed me where his tombstone was supposed to be,” Tonsaker says. “I thought it was sad there was no recognition.” He applied through the Nelson Heritage Preservation Society for Columbia Basin Trust funding and received $4,350 to create an upright granite headstone that matched others in that part of the cemetery. The marker itself, crafted by Brenda Lucas of Nelson Monumental Stone Works, contains the simple inscription “FRANK FLETCHER/ Born 1855 – England, UK/ Died 1913 – Nelson, BC.”

PHOTO CORRECTION A story November 25 (“A Stellar start to winter”) showed the wrong cover of Powder magazine. The correct cover, of the November edition, is seen here. The photo was taken by Jordan Manley of Sherpas Cinema and has a caption that reads: “Chad Sayers delivers the almighty turn at Stellar Heliskiing, B.C.” Remarkably, the West Kootenay backcountry landed on Powder’s front cover two months in a row. The December issue, which we inadvertently reproduced last week, was taken by Garrett Grove. Its caption read: “Jeff Campbell flashes his way through the Selkirks of British Columbia.” Adoption Dance of Joy... You can make it happen

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KIJHL Stats League Standings Neil Murdoch Division TEAM GP W Beaver Valley 26 21 Castlegar 27 18 Nelson 28 17 Spokane 26 10 Grand Forks 26 1

L 5 7 9 15 25

T 0 0 0 1 0

OTL 0 2 2 0 0

P 42 38 36 21 2

Eddie Mountain Division TEAM GP W Fernie 26 20 Kimberley 23 17 Creston Valley 25 12 Golden 23 11 Columbia Val. 29 1

L 5 5 11 11 27

T 0 0 0 0 0

OTL 1 1 2 1 1

P 41 35 26 23 3

Okanagan Division TEAM GP Osoyoos 28 Princeton 25 Penticton 25 Kelowna 26 Summerland 27

W 15 14 13 11 8

L 10 9 9 14 18

T 1 1 1 0 0

OTL 2 1 2 1 0

P 33 30 29 23 16

Doug Birks Division TEAM GP Kamloops 28 Revelstoke 24 N. Okanagan 26 Sicamous 24 Chase 26

W 23 18 16 9 1

L 3 5 9 13 24

T 0 0 0 1 1

OTL 2 1 1 1 0

P 48 37 33 20 3

Upcoming Games Thursday, December 1 Nelson at Grand Forks (past deadline) Friday, December 2 North Okanagan at Kelowna Kamloops at Kimberley Columbia Valley at Revelstoke Penticton at Sicamous Princeton at Castlegar Beaver Valley at Fernie Golden at Grand Forks Osoyoos at Summerland Saturday, December 3 Kelowna at Penticton Summerland at Chase Kimberley at Columbia Valley Kamloops at Creston Valley Princeton at Spokane Fernie at Beaver Valley Golden at Castlegar Revelstoke at Osoyoos Sunday, December 4 Fernie at Spokane Chase at Sicamous Golden at Creston Valley Princeton at Grand Forks

Nelson Leafs Leaders

PLAYER Colton Schell Nik Newman Brett Norman Matti Jmaeff Carson Willians Dallon Stoddart James Sorey

Position Forward Forward Forward Forward Forward Forward Forward

GP 26 25 22 24 28 26 27

G 17 16 16 6 8 8 10

A 20 17 17 21 17 13 10

P 37 33 33 27 25 21 20

Nelson Atoms Serve Up Pair of Trophies Nelson Minor Hockey hosted a tiered atom tournament this past weekend with 18 teams taking part, including the host squads. In the Atom A side of the tournament, the locals scored a 6-3 win over Beaver Valley and then celebrated the win at the Nelson and District Community Complex (right). In the Atom B side of the event it was the Nelson Spitfires (left) who captured gold with a 7-3 win over Cranbrook on Sunday afternoon.

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The Kootenay Thunder — Soccer Quest’s regional girls soccer team — travelled to Seattle over the weekend, returning with impressive results and interest from American college scouts. The team is comprised of the best high school-aged soccer players in the Kootenays, under the leadership of Soccer Quest’s Dave Spendlove. It was the team’s second trip to the annual Starfire Fieldturf Showcase which features the best female sides from all over the northwest United States and British Columbia. The tournament attracted more than 40 scouts from US schools. The Thunder were seeded in the top group of four groups in the weekend event. The Thunder opened the game against the Seattle Legacy where they played to a 0-0 draw. “We outplayed the Legacy team in all departments but

could not get the ball in the net,” said Spendlove. “This would set the theme for the weekend.” Saturday morning the Thunder played Semiahmoo Scorpions from Vancouver and again competed in a very tight game that ended in a 0-0 tie. The second Saturday game had the Thunder up against the top seeded Sun City Strikers from Yakima who had yet to lose a game in the tournament. “We came out strong in the first half and played our best soccer in the two year history of the team,” said Spendlove. “A very physical Sun City team could not keep up with the movement off the ball of the girls.” The first half ended with the Thunder up 1-0 thanks to a great strike from newcomer Kelsey Martin from a corner that had only been half cleared by the Sun City defense to the top of the box.

The first 15 minutes of the second half was all hands to the pump as Sun City piled on the pressure looking for an equalizer which they got after 10 minutes in.

“The team impressed many coaches and teams with one US college coach stating he would take the whole squad if he had the budget.” Dave Spendlove Thunder Coach

The Thunder came back and again took control with Nelson’s Paige Mansveld and Martin running the show in central midfield. Nelson’s Andrea Stinson — who was a thorn in every team’s defense over the weekend — then got the ball, beat two players and was brought

down in the box for a penalty which she took and squeaked in the bottom corner. The Thunder hung on for the 2-1 victory. Sunday morning had the Thunder up against another very good team, MRFC from Portland. With the rain going sideways, the Thunder again controlled the game with Nelson’s Brittany Wheeler playing a very impressive right back position overlapping at every opportunity and getting the ball into the box. The difference in the game ended up being a free kick right in front of the Thunder goal which gave the Portland side the 1-0 win. “The team impressed many coaches and teams with one US college coach stating he would take the whole squad if he had the budget,” said Spendlove. Next trip up for the Thunder girls will be the Vancouver Whitecaps Showcase. event in March.


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Local Scoreboard Soccer Quest Adult THE BRIDGE LADIES REC TEAM GP W Lily Whites 6 5 Finley’s Jiggers 6 5 Dirty Dozen 6 4 Red Dog 6 3 4 Play 6 1 Selkirk Eyecare 6 0

Soccer Quest Youth

T 0 0 0 0 0 0

L 1 1 2 3 5 6

P 15 15 12 9 3 0

NELSON FORD MEN’S OPEN TEAM GP W T Innkeepers 6 5 0 Soccer Quest 6 4 0 Kootenay Co-Op 6 4 0 Old Dogs FC 6 3 0 Naturally Hard 6 1 0 The Cataracs 6 1 0

L 1 2 2 3 5 5

P 15 12 12 9 3 3

L 1 1 2 2 4 5

P 15 13 12 10 3 0

L 0 1 2 2 4 2 4

P 13 10 9 7 6 5 1

TEAM Neon Indians Mad Cows EOM Dragon Slayers Fake Madrid Honey Badgers

QUEEN CITY CO-ED GP W 6 5 6 4 6 4 6 3 6 1 6 0

T 0 1 0 1 0 0

JACKSON’S HOLE MEN’S MASTERS TEAM GP W T Abacus 5 4 1 Bia Boro 5 3 1 Real Nelson 5 3 0 Jackson’s Hole 5 2 1 Slocan 5 2 0 Red Dog 5 1 2 Ted Allen’s 5 0 1

BC Intercollegiate Hockey TEAM Simon Fraser University Okanagan College Thompson Rivers University Eastern Washington Trinity Western University Selkirk College University of Victoria

GP 10 10 10 11 12 11 8

W 9 6 5 4 3 3 2

L 0 2 3 6 7 8 6

T 1 2 2 1 2 0 0

P 19 14 12 9 8 6 4

Thursday Night Squash

TEAM Ward Engineering Fortis BC Terratherma Kokanee Park Marina Abacus Wurth Canada Pearkes Law Corp Mountain Hound

P 66 66 51 45 38 35 35 35

TEAM Man United Lyon Fiorentina Bayern

KOOTENAY CO-OP 8-9 GP W 6 5 6 4 6 1 6 1

T 0 0 1 1

L 1 2 4 4

P 15 12 4 4

TEAM Inter Milan Valencia PSG Man City

KOOTENAY GLASS 10-11 GP W 6 6 6 2 6 2 6 1

T 0 1 0 1

L 0 3 4 4

P 18 7 6 4

TEAM Chelsea Liverpool Barcelona Celtic Juventus Rangers

LEO’S PIZZA 12-13 GP W 6 5 6 3 6 2 6 2 6 2 6 1

T 1 0 2 1 0 2

L 0 3 2 3 4 3

P 16 9 8 7 6 5

NELSON STAR 14-16 GP W 6 5 6 4 6 3 6 2 6 2 6 1

T 1 0 0 1 0 0

L 0 2 3 3 4 5

P 16 12 9 7 6 3

TEAM Everton Arsenal AC Milan Real Madrid Benfica Marseille

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Sports Kootenay Swim Club Travels to Kelowna

Great start to winter season

the rest of the season is going to play out.” The team brings together several Kootenay swimmers from around the region for the winter swim season, including a number of Nelson athletes. Leading the pack in Kelowna was James Pilla taking the top spots in 100m and 50m freestyle, second in 100m and 50m backstroke and placing third in 50m butterfly his performance was an eye opener.

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The Kootenay Swim Club returned home from the Kelowna Aquajets Fall Classic Swim Meet with a trophy in their hands for outstanding performances from a small team. “It was a very impressive start to the 2011/2012 season all the swimmers came home with best times and a lot to be proud of,” says head coach, Dustin Boyachek. “I feel that the club is stepping in the right direction and I am very excited to see how


Nelson swimmer Sydney Wetter had a great weekend in the Kelowna pool.

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Sports Continued from Page 20 Gabrielle Hanvold made impressive waves, winning the 50m fly and placing in the top five in five events, starting her short course season with a bang. Newcomer, Maneet Natt, who has joined the team after swimming with one of the larger clubs, the Kamloops Classics, swam best times in her events wiping 13 seconds off her 400m IM and placing in the top eight for two of her events. Nelson’s Sydney Wetter had the strongest performances of her swimming career with best times in all eight of her events and swimming in finals, seeking a AA time. Hannah Devries and Tenysha Ross Van Mierlo swam their way to numerous best times while battling a seasonal cold. Cyan Ross Van Mierlo, the youngest KSC swimmer, took off four seconds on her 50m fly and achieved best times rounding up the meet.


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Churches of Nelson Please Wait By Rev. Scott Simpson

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My debit transactions usually end with a wonderful word displayed on the screen: “Approved”. It is a simple thing, but it reminds me that there are some things that are worth waiting for.

I rarely carry cash. This forces me to use my debit card for almost every transaction. When I do, there are always those few anxious seconds while the system checks to see if there is actually money in my account and holds me in suspense with two words on the screen: “Please Wait”. As a culture, we are not very good at waiting. Do you remember the first time you went online with your computer? The dial tone and the scratchy electronic static noise were the signals of promise that the page would soon load – line by line. We waited in anxious expectation to be connected to a brave new world. Now if my page doesn’t load in under three seconds, I’m ready to replace my computer.

We need to learn to wait; and not just for banking transactions and internet connections. We need to learn to wait for hope, for peace, for joy and for love. For if we rush into these things, or force them, we end up settling for some cheap substitute. Our world is filled with broken promises, shaky truces, temporary highs and one night stands. Our cultural expectation of instant gratification further reduces our capacity to wait which in turn dulls our spiritual senses and keeps us from exploring the deep mystery that is God. For that, we need patience.

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CATHEDRAL OF MARY IMMACULATE 813 Ward Street 352-7131 Sunday Mass Times: • Saturday 7:00pm • Sunday 8:30 am and 10:30 am Parish office open Tuesday – Friday 9:00 am - noon •

Minister: David Boyd Sunday Worship Gathering: 10:00 am

Nelson United Church

Service of Holy Communion

All are welcome

7:00 pm Taize´Service — Church Hall “Christmas Remembered” Concert Nelson United Church Friday, Dec. 9 — 7:00 pm

Sunday School ages 4 and up Nursery Room Available

602 Silica Street, Nelson BC V1L 1L 4N1 Ph: 250.352.2822 •

Young and old are warmly invited to celebrate Christmas through songs and stories of the First Christmas


• Nelson

702 Stanley St. • 352.9613 Sundays at 10:00 am Pastor Arden Gustafson Pastor Chris Wiens


• Balfour

7741 Upper Balfour Rd. • 229.2301 Sundays at 9:30 am Pastor Jason Ashley

• Playmor


2840 Eden Rd. • 359.5065 Sundays at 10:00 am Pastor Jesse Lerch

Mom (Grandma) was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 22, 1925. Five years later her family moved to Winnipeg where she was raised with her sister, Shirley. In 1947, one year after nursing graduation from Winnipeg General Hospital, she moved to Nelson. Donna met Wilbert and they were married in 1948. They farmed on Granite Road and in Lister and raised their three children – Karen, Carl and Ross. In 1964 Donna resumed her much loved nursing career at Kootenay Lake Hospital, part time until her retirement in the late 80’s. Over the years, she also involved herself with the Canadian Cancer Society, Granite Road Women’s Institute, and Nelson United Church. While being a member of the Women’s Institute, she was heavily involved with writing the book “Granite Road Memories”. A large accomplishment in Donna and Wilbert’s life was the creation of Grohman Narrows Provincial Park. Throughout the years, Donna also enjoyed gardening and travelling. Donna was predeceased by her husband Wilbert and a son Ross. She is now survived by her daughter Karen, son Carl (Wendy) daughter in law (Allyn), four grandchildren Erin (Kris), Andrea (Steve), Trevor (Shantalla), Amber (Eric) and Àve great grandchildren Alyssa, Molly, Charlotte, Hazel, Jackson, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 11:30 AM from the Nelson United Church with Rev. Marcella Mugford ofÀciating. Interment will follow in the Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. On line condolences may be expressed at The family would like to thank all the staff of Castleview Care Centre for their compassionate care. In lieu of Áowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Castleview Care Centre.

Nelson United Church

Family Christmas Service

Loving Jesus, Loving People, Transforming Lives

Donna Anderson

905 Gordon Rd (IHA Bldg., back door)

601 Vernon Street (Middle Level)


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

“Come now, and let us reason together, says the LORD.”Isaiah 1:18

First Baptist Church

250 551 4986

The Advent season is upon us. It is a time to enter again into the compelling story of Jesus as we highlight the virtues of hope, peace, joy and love. It is also a time that can build our capacity to wait.


Sunday, December 18th 4:00 PM All are welcome! This service replaces our traditional Christmas Eve service

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Vivian Bayliss IIn Memory M off Vivian Vi i Bayliss B li nee F Fraser Vivian Peacefully passed away on Nov 14, 2011. Dearly remembered by her Husband Dick, Daughter Susan, Son-in-law Troy, Grandson Mathew, Cousin Valerie and many close Friends. Born in Dauphin, Manitoba on June 8, 1942 and lived in Nelson, BC for over 30 years. Worked at BC Tel where she met her husband Dick. Vivian volunteered for the Nelson Street Car for a number of years as their Secretary – Treasurer. She also put together a number of reunions and loved to go out with her friends for Chinese Food. Vivian was a kind hearted and very generous person. We are all blessed to be a target of her kindness and generosity. We know that Vivian is well loved and respected. She has great character and a big heart. We will never forget the fond memories of Vivian as she was one of the most fun people to be around. She was able to effortlessly make everyone have a good time. Vivian kept in touch and cherished her friendships and helping them come up with new dishes and sharing recipes. Granny Viv was very creative and enjoyed arts and crafts and was a great Wife, Mother and Grandmother to Mathew. Dick was never without tea. Vivian & Dick loved traveling down the Oregon Coast with their Dog in September for many years taking in a lot of sunsets and hanging out with good friends. Before heading home they always stopped off in Fort Langley for a few days to see her daughter Sue and Cousin Val. Vivian will be missed and is dancing with the stars in Hawaii Donations in memory of Vivian may be given to a charity of your choice.

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Coming Events Nelson Waldorf School Annual Winter Faire Saturday, December 10th 10am-3pm Activities 10am-4pm Craft Fair 250-352-6919 Ymir Road, Nelson Selkirk College Hairdressing Salon (Silver King Campus) Haircuts $10 women / $8 men Dec. 6th - 7th 9:30am-1:00pm Dec.8th Closed

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Full Services Dec.12th-13th, Haircuts 9:30am - 1:00pm, Foils, colours, perms 9:30am only. Prices vary. Closed for the holidays Dec.14th - Jan.3th re-opening Jan.4, 2012 call 250-354-3243 for appointments Gift Certificates Available!


ST. Joseph School Christmas Tree sales begin Sat Dec.3 at Andex Rentals. Hours will be 10am - 4pm every Sat and Sun until Dec.18, $25 each. The Nelson Choral Society presents: ‘Tales of Winter’ - a Christmas celebration of song, directed by Kathleen Neudorf. Saturday December 10, 7:30pm & Sunday December 11, 2pm Capitol Theatre, Nelson. First on: Oxygen Orkestar ‘the Musicians of Bratislava’. Adults $15, students & seniors $10, children under 10 free. Tickets at the Capitol Theatre:

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NURSE MANAGER, COMMUNITY LIAISON - Bayshore Home Health is hiring an RN to grow its private home care business in the Nelson area. Key responsibilities: building business relationships, delivering presentations and creating a high profile for Bayshore in the community. Other responsibilities: delivery of care to clients, supervision of Field staff and coordinating clinical education. The ideal candidate is a driven self-starter with an outstanding work ethic and exceptional people skills, who works well with limited direction. This is a casual, part-time position with the potential to grow to permanent full-time. Resumes to Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

Been There DONE THAT First hand reports from local travellers

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking CLASS ONE DRIVERS NEEDED! Sutco Contracting Ltd. a leader in the transportation industry requires experienced drivers to add to our professional fleet. Satellite dispatched, E-logs, Direct-Deposit, Extended Benefits. We currently have positions available in both our Dedicated Chip Fleet, and our Canada Only Super B fleet. If you have verifiable experience, please contact Wendy to discuss available options., 1-888-257-2612 Ext 223 Fax: 250-357-2009 Or apply online:

LOGGING TRUCK DRIVERS Meadow Creek Cedar Ltd. is hiring Logging Truck Drivers (long haul) $23/hr 40hrs/ wk. Mail: Box #970 Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0. Fax 250-366-4241 SUPER B DRIVER Req. for regional hauls within BC. Must have exp. Top Commissions Paid. Home Weekends, once during the week & Holidays! Fax resume: 604.856.9042 or e-mail:

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In Memoriam

Spain: Canyons of the Pyrenees By Danny Babin

Getting bored with the same travel plan? Reno, Las Vegas, all-inclusive Cuba? Try something completely different, like hiking in the Pyrenees. The opportunity to do this came to us last spring when our neighbours moved to France, just outside Toulouse in Pau. They were working there for a year and hey, come and join us. We jumped at the chance, and our days there were soon filled with excursions, wine tastings, and gastronomic wonders. But the most fun, the most exciting part of the trip was when they suggested that we hike “los Pirineos”, the Spanish Pyrenees. So off we went… The drive south led us through rolling farmland and quaint villages, but always in the distance the growing mass of the Pyrenees. They seemed impenetrable looming out of the rain and mist. But Europeans do not let mountains get in their way; they just drill a hole through to the other side. We were swallowed up, and five miles later the mountain spit us out into glorious Spanish sunshine. Alquezar, our first stop, lies within the Sierra y Canones Nature Reserve. It is a perfect place for hiking, mountain biking, climbing and canyoning. “We’ll start with an easy hike today, then tomorrow we’ll head to Rodellar for some real hiking” coaxes Ross, still our friend. The limestone here has eroded to form more than

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seventy spectacular river gorges. We stroll out of the village under the watchful eye of the Santa Maria Church perched high above us. The silence is deafening save for the bells pealing the hour. We return at dusk, and close the evening with dinner overlooking this vast, peaceful valley. Morning sunlight fills our room. It’s time to head to Rodellar, a few miles west. This is a tiny village, with few amenities, like parking, but we manage to find a spot close to the trailhead. We make our way out of the village and along a gentle stream, then up, up through a crack in the canyon wall until we’re rewarded with a view of the snow capped Pyrenees. The smell of wild thyme and rosemary only heightens our appetites as we tuck in to Ross and Claire’s superb lunch. But time is short; we must press on. Down again into the gorge and around the mountain; up even higher this time then a final descent and a slosh through the cooling waters of the river. Ten hours of hard slog, but worth every drop of sweat to see those spectacular limestone crags. We toast our achievement with cold beers and rough ham sandwiches at the village bar. Our final stop was Riglos. We arrived very late, in darkness, so there was no time to get the lay of the land. But as the rooster announced the dawn, I opened the shutters to one stunner of a view. Here were pinnacles of red rock, massive, some towering as high as three hundred metres. We dressed quickly and hurried out to get a closer look at these giant stones. “Do you see things moving up there?” I asked Sandy. “Where?” “There. And there. And…and…there!” The sheer wall of one pinnacle seemed to be crawling with tiny little bugs. But they weren’t bugs, they were climbers, and there were dozens of them attacking various routes up what seemed an impossible face of stone. Ross told us that this was climbing Shangri la; if you were a climber, sooner or later you would have to assault the Mallos of Riglos. Well, he and Claire were welcome to them. I just stood in awe of these ancient sentinels towering high above us.

Sandra Babin Owner/Agent CPBC licence No. 54033

250-825-9668 •1-855-825-9668 • •

In Loving Memory of DAVID BROCK December 2, 1949 ~ July 11, 2011

Safe with his best friends and loyal companions - his dogs: Shay, Max, Cinder and Joe (awaiting Candy, who, for days sat vigil, never leaving his side). Love you and Miss you - Beth, Heather, Ray and Susan


Friday, December 2, 2011 Nelson Star





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WANTED Supervisory Personnel with strong carpentry background in industrial settings. Skills involve coordinating and managing working crews, participate in safe work procedures and hazard analysis. Opportunities in the West Kootenay (Trail area) Forward resume to or fax 250.365.2164 A Phone Disconnected? We can help. Best Rates, Speedy Connections, Great Long Distance. Everyone Approved. Call Today 1-877-852-1122 Protel Reconnect


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Baker Hughes Alberta based oilďŹ eld services company is currently hiring;

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Mon. - Fri 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dental Hygienist required for Mondays and possibly two half days on Tuesday & Thursday February 6,2012. Please drop off resume to Dr. Zarikoffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofďŹ ce 515D Vernon St. Nelson BC or fax to 250-352-5886


Busy Building Supply Co, is looking for a delivery truck driver. This position requires a class 1 with air, Hi Ab experience, crane certiďŹ cate, general vehicle maintenance pretrip inspections, helping to load and unload and warehouse work when not driving. Please include a clean abstract with your resume to: Maglio Building Centre 29 Government Rd, Nelson BC, V1L 5L9. 250-352-6661 (p) 250-352-3566 (f) Attn: Dominic Email: Gerick Cycle and Ski seeks a responsible person to ďŹ ll a part time merchandising /sales/cashier position. Experience in clothing & ski sales an asset. Please contact Ross McNamara or Charles Arnold at 250-354-4622 or

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3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759


Vernon Dodge, a busy automotive dealership in Vernon, B.C. requires an experienced Service Technician with the following qualities: Motivated Journeyman Technician, Dodge/Chrysler experience is an asset, a proven track record in a ďŹ&#x201A;at rate shop. Vernon Dodge provides a comprehensive salary and beneďŹ ts package to the right individual. Contact Ron Russell, Service Manager or 250-503-3310

For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: Nechako Northcoast Construction, Terrace, B.C. Has an opening for Mechanical Superintendent QualiďŹ cations: -A minimum of 3 years journeyman work experience, 2 years as a trade lead hand or equivalent. -Minimum driver classiďŹ cation requirement is a Valid Class 3 with air endorsement. -Must have technical competencies of troubleshooting, root cause failure analysis, general computer skills, work planning and estimating. -Ability to effectively supervise assigned work projects and/or activities involving combined resources of manpower, materials and supplies. -Ability to carry out related supervisory functions proďŹ ciently, under the direction of management personnel. -Must hold and maintain WHMIS certiďŹ cation and Level 1 First Aid. For a complete job Description please log on to our website at Please Fax or email your resume and drivers abstract Debbie Russell, Manager of Human Resources Fax: 250-638-8409 Only those short listed will be contacted. West Kootenay/Boundary CRIME STOPPERS seeks a Relief Coordinator to volunteer for 1 hour/week in the Nelson OfďŹ ce. Please mail your contact info to: RR1, S3, C39 Crescent Valley, BC V0G 1H0

Invites applications for the position of

Sears in Nelson is looking to hire a part time customer service employee. This would be a perfect position for a retired person looking for a little extra spending money. Some lifting involved. Apply in person at the Front Street location.


Merchandise for Sale

Financial Services

Garage Sales

Homes for Rent

GARAGE Sale! 413 West Gore St. Back Alley,1-3 PM! Sat./Sun. Dec. 3/4 and Dec.10/11. BABY equipment and clothes, adult wool SWEATERS, KNITTING WOOL, embroidery, furniture, PORCELAIN etc.

Updated 2.5 bdrm Mobile Home, N/S, N/P, W/D, Adult Park, Ref required, 7 min to New carpet, Nelson on Granite Rd. $800.00/mth plus utilities. 250-352-0898

Heavy Duty Machinery

NELSON: near Nelson Ford, 300sq ft ofďŹ ce space Available November 1st. $450/mo incl. utilities. Call 250-825-4700

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Trades, Technical

Alfalfa, alfalfa mix or straight grass (small square bales) in Lister. Call Jay or Trish at 250428-9755


Misc. Wanted

FREE TO GOOD HOME TWO MALE BUDGIES. These little guys are a year and a half old. Unfortunately, their owners are leaving the country and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take them along. Includes cage and play stand. 352-6883

Coin Collector Buying old Coins, Silver, Gold, Olympic + Also buying bulk silver coins. Chad: 250-863-3082 (Local)

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

Pets & Livestock MILLWRIGHTS

TOLKO INDUSTRIES LTD. is currently seeking Millwrights to join our team at the Lavington or Armstrong Div. located near Vernon, BC. We are a leading manufacturer of dimensional and stud wood products in both domestic & foreign markets. We are an equal opportunity employer and this position offers an exc. pension and beneďŹ ts program. ¡ Competitive wages ¡ Development opps. ¡ On-going training ¡ Dynamic & challenging environment ¡ Stable employment ¡ Welding exp. required Strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and ProďŹ t guide us at Tolko. READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? JOIN THE TOLKO PROFESSIONALS If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at: & submit your resume by Dec. 9, 2011

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Feed & Hay

Merchandise for Sale

Food Products BUTCHER SHOP BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.40/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $3.50/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston


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Misc. for Sale 450 DVDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, excellent cond. $900 for all / obo 180 VHS tapes $200 for all / obo includes VCR & rewinder, Ice Fishing tent w/auger $100 call Ken 250-354-0279 7 1/2â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Noma pre-lit pine tree w/2089 branch tips & 800 clear mini lights, paid over $300, used twice, $50. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Critterâ&#x20AC;? House, comes w/ bathroom, kitchen, dining, living & bedroom sets & some families, $50. Both items in Perfect Condition! call 250-354-4060 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

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Spacious, bright 3bdrm suite on beautiful view acreage. 15 mins from Nelson, wd/ns no dogs $935/mo 250-359-8280


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

Rentals Apartment Furnished FURNISHED 1 bedroom apartment for rent in Rossland. Very clean, quiet area, W/D, power included. $795 per month. 231-1809. SIX MILE: Furnished Suites, NS/NP Starting @ $800/month utilities included 250-825-9421

Duplex / 4 Plex NELSON Rosemont: 3bdrm 1/2 Duplex, corner lot, lrg deck, w/d/f/s, new h/w ďŹ&#x201A;oors & bathroom. NS/NP Avail.Nov1st $1000/mo 250-352-2205

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Cars - Domestic

1986 PONTIAC Grand Prix 8-cylinder, 5-L, auto, 2-door, bucket seats, loaded, classic. Lady at 250-505-5772


Hunter Special: Cozy 17â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Travel Trailer. Propane stove, oven & heater, 3 way fridge, & bathroom $1200 777-0185

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

Homes for Rent NELSON Lrg 3 Bdrm Main Level House near Selkirk College in Nelson $1400/mth includes utilities,250-365-6207 NELSON: Waterfront Acreage Clean townhouse on the beach w/large country kitchen. 2bdrm, den & bath upstairs, kitchen & living room on main ďŹ&#x201A;oor. lots of parking (cars, boats etc), detached storage building incl. Located 5 mins from town on Johnson Rd. $1500/mo + hydro, uses economical green geo heat Avail. Immediately 352-5679 Small 1 bdrm cabin w/beautiful lake view, close to town, lake & bus stop, NS/NP great place for mature single or couple. Recently renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, new windows, kitchen, bathroom & sundeck. $850. including electric. Ph 250-551-3336

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Insight offer started at $37,000 Continued from Page 1 it was announced over the summer. The company argued that as one of the community’s largest employers and the closest neighbour, they should have been consulted before the regional district reached a purchase agreement on the property. However, the regional district contended everything was done above board and Pacific Insight was notified as quickly as possible. The company’s concerns included the effect on its corporate image as well as traffic safety — trucks headed for the new transfer station will turn off at the highway at the Insight plant. When the $3.3 million plan was approved in August, the board directed staff to work with Insight to “ensure issues raised during the public consultation process... are appropriately addressed.” Director Ron Mickel, who chairs the central resource recovery committee, also told the Star at the time the door was open to compensating Insight “based on expenses they’ve incurred setting up the infrastructure we will be benfitting from.” He cited the left-turn lane Insight helped pay for as one example. “I don’t think we’re looking at huge sums here, but I think

Occupy Campers

City still unclear about next move SAMUEL DOBRIN Nelson Star Reporter

The new regional transfer station will be near Pacific Insight. (image courtesy Studio 9 Architecture + Planning)

MOVING COSTS The $117,400 the RDCK is offering Pacific Insight in compensation over the new transfer station amounts to about a 3.5 per cent surcharge on the initial budget. Purchase price of the land: $610,000 Capital costs to develop the site: $2.5 million Remediation of existing transfer station: $170,000 it’s more a recognition of the benefits that we’re going to incur,” he said. According to the committee’s minutes, they met with Stuart Ross and Tom Mamic of Pacific Insight and former area director Al Dawson for about an hour on October 20. Directors then went in-camera for half an hour, after which Kaslo mayor Greg Lay moved that Pacific Insight be offered a one-time payment of $37,000 in exchange for unrestricted access to the company’s water

tank should the need arise. However, rural Kaslo director Andy Shadrack suggested an amendment to increase the amount to $117,400. The motion passed, with Salmo mayor Ann Henderson recorded as opposed, and was ratified by the full board last week. A series of other recommendations related to Pacific Insight and the transfer station were also adopted, including placing a covenant on the property stating it will not be used for landfill, incineration,

or composting purposes. The regional district will also take Pacific Insight’s shift changes into account when scheduling the transfer station’s operating hours and load hauling. It will further work with the Ministry of Transportation to assume stewardship of Insight Drive and prevent littering and illegal dumping. However, it will not ask the ministry for any additional infrastructure — such as a crosswalk, lights, or acceleration lane. Mickel and Ramona Faust, whose electoral area Pacific Insight falls in, were both away this week and unavailable for comment. Pacific Insight did not immediately return a message left Wednesday afternoon.

After failing to obey an eviction order Wednesday by 4 p.m., the Occupy Nelson camp may be subject to removal in the near future. “They’re in violation of the order and the order said that if they don’t move by (4 p.m. Wednesday) then we have the right to remove their structures and material from the site,” said City Manager Kevin Cormack. Cormack said there’s currently no definite strategy for removing the group, but council has been in discussion of what the most effective course of action is among their options. “The preferred option is that the group respects the wishes of council and the community and moves their stuff,” said Cormack. “As council has said consistently, they certainly have no objection for the group to hand out materials or protest, it’s just the overnight camping that’s not appropriate.” A decision on when action will taken has not yet been made.

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Cadets host visiting Nova Scotia squadron

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Nelson cadets and visiting Nova Scotia squadron, 689 Handley Page Air Cadet Squadron at a farewell event on November 20.

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The Nelson air cadets recently welcomed 25 cadets from Nova Scotia who were visiting the area as part of the inter-provincial cadet exchange program. The cadets and staff of 561 Osprey squadron (Nelson air cadets) did their best to pack a diverse range of activities in to the Nova Scotians four-night visit. The two squadrons went to Ainsworth Hot Springs, Touchstones Museum, the Memorial Internment Centre in New Denver, Kaslo, Selkirk College aviation, the Doukhobor museum, Celgar pulp mill, Rossland museum and the Creston Wildlife Management area. The squadrons also met Mayor John Dooley of Nelson and Mayor Lawrence Chernoff of Castlegar. “We couldn’t have packed more into this trip to show us the cultural and geophysical differences between Nova Scotia and this area,” said Captain Keith Odlin of the 689 Handley Page squadron in Parrsboro, NS. Although Odlin said he was “very, very happy” when he learned his squadron would be visiting Nelson, he admitted, “I didn’t know where it was,” and had to look it up. “It is huge to come all the way across the country,” he added. The cadets from his squadron shared Odlin’s enthusiasm for the trip. Nova Scotia cadet Luke Gillis called the Nelson area an “awesome place.” He noted that the mountains are “really high. We have nothing like that in Nova Scotia.” Cadet Taylor Smith said, “I have not been this far from Nova Scotia. Everyone has been really nice.” The visiting squadron was a Brazilian exchange student, Andre Galveo, who came with them. His enthusiasm was slightly tempered. When asked to describe Nelson, he replied, “mountains, snow and cold.” The Nelson air cadet squadron has participated in the inter-provincial cadet exchange program as both hosts and guests. In March, the Nelson cadets visited Brantford, Ontario and the surrounding vicinities. Anyone between the ages of 12 and 19 can check out the cadets. The Nelson air cadet squadron meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Eagles Hall. For general information about the cadets, visit For information about the local air cadets, call 250-505-5024. IMPRESSIVE HARROP ACREAGE

Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814


Incredible and rare acreage. Beautiful treed and level 7-acre property located in Harrop. A wonderful setting for your new home with privacy and excellent access. Call Wayne


Robert Goertz 250.354.8500


This white picket fenced home in Uphill offers an affordable alternative to renting. A comfortable residence, this 3 bedroom heritage home sits on a superb lot and has a good floor plan. Call Robert

check out the new Lost & Found section on our website! Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP)

Pets Available for Adoption Call 250-551-1053 for information or visit: Santa is making a special visit to KAAP this coming Saturday, December 3rd. Come and have your pet photographed with Santa (and a cool old fire truck) at Total Pet, 2317 Columbia Ave, Castlegar, from 12 noon – 3 pm. Bring your best friend, enjoy hot chocolate compliments of Total Pet, sit on Santa’s knee, get a great keepsake photo, and know that all the proceeds go to help our community’s animals. Call 250-5511053 for more information. KAAP is also having an adoption clinic on site while Santa is visiting. Meet some of our adorable kittens, dogs and puppies, now looking for forever homes.


Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584


This well maintained home placed in the heart of Krestova offers big value at a small price. The 3 bedroom home has been tastefully updated over the years and is in move in condition. At just under an acre the property is flat and has established gardens. Starting out or downsizing you will not be disappointed.

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Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443


At just over 8 acres this forested acreage offers all the elbow room you need. The 3 bed 2 bath home has a real Kootenay charm with a chalet feel, and if privacy is a factor this will not disappoint. A great package at a great price, don’t miss out as it will not last long.


James Loeppky 250.509.0804


.49 acre creekside property just outside city limits! This very well cared for 4 bed, 2 bath home features new woodstove and a 465 sq. ft. deck. Custom glass doors throughout let in lots of light. Enjoy being close to town, close to the Waldorf School and close to nature. Call James


Yara Chard 250.354.3382


This cute 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is a nice blend of old charm with modern day upgrades. Many original features, a newer roof, a low-maintenance yard, and only 2 blocks to Baker Street. Call Yara or visit

Great Christmas present idea! Give the gift of love and safety for your pet. Get a custom engraved Pet ID Tag, done while you shop, at Nelson Farmers Supply. Proceeds go to KAAP to help our community’s animals.


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