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ith municipal elections just over two months away, some Nelson city councillors are still on the fence about whether they will run for reelection in November. Councillors Margaret Stacey, Bob Adams and Robin Cherbo say they are throwing their names back in the ring for council again, but are not planning on running for mayor. â€œThere are a lot of important election issues. Iâ€™m hoping that transit wonâ€™t be the major one but Iâ€™m sure it will be,â€? says Stacey. She questioned whether another council would have acted differently with the transit issue. Stacey hopes that the Downtown and Waterfront Sustainability Plan will become an election issue. â€œItâ€™s just really visionary and itâ€™s something Iâ€™m really passionate about, not even from a political perspective,â€? she says. Longtime city councillor Donna
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Members of the Nelson Road Kings may have been drawn into the world of classic cars and hot rods because of old memories, but this weekend they will be making new ones as the Queen City Cruise pulls into town. “I had a shaggin’ wagon van with murals, crushed velvet interior, mirror above the bed and all the toys. We went to California in that and that was a lot of fun,” said Road Kings vicepresident Stan Brost. Brost is currently the owner of a bright orange 1928 Ford hot rod. “It’s funny even little kids in their strollers will stop and point at my car. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the bright colours, but they seem to enjoy it. And the older people seem to enjoy it because it brings back memories of their cars,” he said. For Brost a lot of things that drew him to the world of classic cars. “I like the style and look of them,” he said. In addition to the “shaggin’ wagon,” Brost said he’s always had a lot of fun cars, but it was the Queen City Cruise that pulled him back.
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“I’ve been involved in the car show for six years. I like the camaraderie,” he said. “My favourite part of the weekend is seeing people that you’ve met in the past that come back to town year after year, or the new people that you meet and contacts for cars that are similar to yours and other events. It’s just nice to meet people.” A couple of the founding members of the Road Kings, Frank Anderson and Tom Yasek, are also looking forward to the weekend’s events. “I really look forward to the fellowship that you generate over the years with the people that come in and they tell their friends and friends tell their friends,”
said Anderson. Anderson and Yasek along with a half dozen other car enthusiasts, including current Road Kings president Mike Keegan, founded the Road Kings as they are today. “The club was actually started by a bunch of local Nelson boys in the ‘60s, and when we all started settling down, of course the club sort of disbanded,” said Anderson. “And on a car club venture to Spokane, Tom and I and Mike Keegan and some others stopped for a little refreshment along the way, and we said with our heritage city we’d be the best backdrop for a car show. So we said let’s bring the Road
Kings back to life. We got together and decided that. We had about half a dozen members and we have over 100 today.” Anderson owns a ‘55 Thunderbird, and has six cars altogether. “But I’m retired now and the beat goes on, I built a four-car garage and now I have six so I have two cars farmed out. It gets in your blood,” said Anderson. The Queen City Cruise starts on Friday with a parade through downtown. Other events include a rooftop dance, the soap box derby and the show-andshine on Saturday. For more information about the weekend’s events visit nelsonroadkings.com
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Nelson is going car crazy as the Queen City Cruise comes to town, but there won’t be just classic cars on the streets. Soap box cars will join the action on Friday. “Last year there was a guy who converted a GT racer and he won,” said the soap box derby organizer Lisa McGeady. “Another entrant converted a keg into a soap box and that was pretty fun. Another guy who is a mover in town converted his moving dolly.” This is McGeady’s second year organizing the event for the Nelson Business Association, and since she began it’s become a family affair. “My son built his car last year and
he’s in the process of building one with another friend this year. He made it out of wood and old bicycle tires and skateboard wheels, and whatever else he could find,” she said. In addition to friends building and racing their cars, McGeady said fathers and sons team up to build cars for the race.
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The derby gets started at 4 p.m. on Kootenay Street. “There are teams of four people (a driver and three pushers), and so the drivers do a couple of trial runs. Last year I think most people did about two, and then whoever has the best times, race for the final. There is an under 18 and an over 18 category,” said McGeady. She said it has become a great community event that all ages enjoy. “It’s been a lot of fun,” she said. “The kids just love it, it’s a great community event. People come out and they really have fun and they are excited about building cars.” For more information on the Queen City Cruise events visit the Nelson Road Kings website at nelsonroadkings.com.
2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS Public Notice is hereby given to the electors of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) that nominations for the offices of School Trustee for: City of Nelson/Bealby Point Town of Creston South Rural Zone Village of Kaslo & North Rural Zone – Area D Crawford Bay, East Shore & North Shore Salmo & Taghum & Blewett Slocan Valley/Bonnington
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School District No. 8 Board Office 570 Johnstone Road, Nelson BC V1L 6J2 From 9:00 am, Tuesday, October 04, 2011 to 4:00 pm, Friday, October 14, 2011 excluding Statutory Holidays and weekends Nomination documents are available at the School District No. 8 Board Office during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Nomination documents will be available for the City of Nelson at Nelson City Hall and for the Town of Creston at the Creston Town Office. QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE: A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: Canadian citizen; 18 years of age or older; resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months before the date of nomination; and not disqualified by the School Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, elected to, or holding office as trustee. FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting: Audrey MacKenzie, Chief Election Officer - 250-505-7046 Willow Makortoff, Deputy Chief Election Officer - 250 505-7071 or toll free 1-877-230-2288 A. MacKenzie, Chief Election Officer
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Silver Ledge arson trial begins GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter
Randy Hanoski’s former partner was the first witness to testify Tuesday as the trial of the man accused of burning Ainsworth’s historic Silver Ledge Hotel began in Nelson Provincial Court. Catherine Brewer told Judge Ron Fabbro, who is hearing the case alone, that the fire on June 3, 2010 occurred one day after Hanoski was ordered by the courts to leave the premises. They co-owned the hotel, used in recent years as a summer museum, as well as an adjacent trailer also destroyed in the fire. Hanoski and Brewer were in a relationship that broke down after several years and an attempted reconciliation, she said. Brewer testified that
Hanoski, 53, appeared distraught after learning he would have to move out and she told him “Just don’t do anything stupid.” Hanoski was a Kaslo volunteer firefighter for six or eight months, she said. The Crown expects to call up to 14 witnesses during the trial, which is expected to run through Friday. Hanoski, who pleaded not guilty to one count of arson, was arrested at the scene of the fire a few hours after it began. He has since been on bail and living in Calgary. The Silver Ledge, which was built in 1896, was not insured. Although some furniture was salvaged, Brewer said many antiques were lost in the blaze. Hanoski appeared in court Tuesday wearing a black suit, tie, and white shirt.
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A 31-year-old Nelson man is in trouble after allegedly threatening a bylaw enforcement officer on Thursday. The Nelson Police Department says around 4:05 p.m., the man approached the officer about a parking infraction and “began to verbally abuse the officer using offensive, degrading and profane language.” According to Sgt. Steve Bank, the man then “threatened violence and death to the officer and towards the officer’s family.” The bylaw officer called police, but Bank says the suspect continued to berate her. Once he saw police arriving, he ran into a business in the 500 block of Baker Street. The man was arrested and jailed a short time later. He’ll be in court December 6. Police are asking witnesses to contact them.
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One Regional District of Central Kootenay director for rural Nelson plans to run for re-election, while another is pretty sure he will pack it in. Ramona Faust, director for Area E, which includes Balfour, Procter, and Blewett, says she will seek a second term in the fall. However, Ron Mickel, director for Area F, which includes Bonnington, Taghum, and the North Shore, is “99.9 per cent certain” he won’t be back. “Never say never, but right now, no,” he told the Star. Mickel always indicated he would only serve one term and says he plans to
Area E director Ramona Faust (left) will be on the ballot in November, but Area F director Ron Mickel (right) won’t.
stick to that. That’s despite “two or three things” nearing completion but not quite done. “I would hate to see those derailed. Right now
is the most inconvenient time to have all these things on my plate. But it doesn’t matter when [I retire]. Down the road there will always be certain things that won’t be completed.
At some point I have to decide.” Meanwhile, Slocan Valley director Walter Popoff says he will seek a second term and rural Kaslo director Andy Shadrack hopes to be back as well. “I have determined that I will seek one more term before retiring,” Shadrack says. “I turned 61 in June and even though I was diagnosed with a heart condition in 2009 I still feel fit enough to run again.” Shadrack was first elected in 2005. Longtime rural Salmo director Hans Cunningham has announced he will run again as well. — Greg Nesteroff
Incumbents hoping for challengers Continued from Page 1 Macdonald is still unsure whether she’ll add her name to the ballot. “I’m thinking about it a lot. I don’t know when I’m going to decide,” she says. All the councillors agreed that new faces would be welcome in this year’s election.
“I’m thinking about it a lot. I don’t know when I am going to decide.” Donna Macdonald City Councillor
“Usually there have been a lot more faces when there has been a controversial issue, so are there any issues that might spark some controversy?” says Macdonald. “Maybe. Maybe the transit issue might bring someone to the floor. I haven’t heard a lot of interest, but we’re reaching the end of summer and people will be thinking about it more seriously now.” Macdonald says even though it’s good to have continuity in council, it’s “advantageous to have some fresh people with new ideas and new issues and new energy.” Mayor John Dooley has not yet decided whether he will be looking for the
three-peat in November. “I haven’t made any decisions. It’s a little early in the day for that yet,” says Dooley. But like Macdonald, Dooley hopes to see new names on the election ballot. “It’s always been my experience in Nelson that there is no shortage of people who will put their name up for municipal government, so I wouldn’t expect this election to be any different,” he says. Dooley expects some issues raised at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities meeting at the end of October will encourage people to join the election race. “Most people that run for local government feel that they want to make a difference and contribute to the community, so you never know what drives people to run for local government,” says Dooley. “It’s different in the bigger city centres where there is a lot of party politics. We don’t have that here. People generally seem to put their names forward because they want to do good things for the community.” Councillor Deb Kozak, who has yet to decide whether she’s running, also welcomes new people to join the election race.
“It’s always good to have new faces pop up and to have people that represent our community in so many different ways,” she says. “We have a diverse community, so it’s always good to see new faces and have different people to work with. I’m looking forward to seeing that and I’m looking forward to seeing who comes out of the woodwork.” Kozak said the community will be looking to council for leadership around transit issues, changes in the business community and the revitalization of the downtown and waterfront areas. “The community is really going to be looking at what developments are taking place on the waterfront,” says Kozak. “There are a couple of really positive things in terms of the movement of the transfer station which is going to be a big boon, and I think people have really been interested in what’s going to happen with the revitalization of downtown [and] waterfront.” Councillors Kozak and Kim Charlesworth both say they are considering the mayor’s position. When the Star asked Charlesworth about the possibility of running for mayor she said, “All things are possible.”
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Like the other councillors, she says it would be good to have some new people on council. “I do hope there are new folks who are interested in stepping up for their community because having the same folks around the table term after term, I don’t think is healthy,” says Charlesworth, who was the only new face added to the council table three years ago. Municipal elections will be Saturday, November 19. In Nelson, there is one position for mayor, six positions for councillor and two positions for school trustee available. People interested in running should contact chief election officer Janet Postlethwaite at 250-5050468 or deputy chief election officer Frances Long at 250-352-8254.
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Seeking choice and challenge
here was a time when municipal elections in Nelson could be summed in two words: challenge and choice. Frustrated with decisions coming out of City Hall, folks took action and put their name on the ballot. Back in the Gary Exner era there were 21 choices for six council spots and five candidates took a run at the then-mayor. Three years ago, seven names showed up on the council ballot and a trio joined the mayor’s race. Very little challenge to those sitting in power and very little choice for voters looking for inspired new direction. It’s difficult to say exactly when the municipal election begins. Some could argue it starts as soon as a fresh council is sworn in for a three-year term as the politicians work towards building trust with constituents. On the front page of today’s paper, we have decided to kick up some dust on the looming election. We started with the low hanging fruit — the seven sitting members of council. Three didn’t hesitate when asked if they were going to be on the November ballot. Margaret Stacey, Bob Adams and Robin Cherbo are all in. Veteran politicians John Dooley and Donna Macdonald are not surprisingly holding their cards close to their chest as they wait to see what unfolds in the next few weeks. Deb Kozak and Kim Charlesworth are similarly not divulging much, but the latter did pique our interest by leaving the door open for a run at the mayor’s chair. One question all incumbents seemed to agree on is they too would like see more names on the ballot. Though every person that steps forward for the challenge means more competition, it seems this crew wants a spirited race. We completely agree. Seventeen names on the council ballot may be a bit much, but a healthy 14 would make the campaign much more interesting. Win or lose, the greater number of personalities and ideas added to the discussion is sure to produce a more vibrant community. Are you up to the challenge? We want to hear from you. E-MAIL LETTERS TO: firstname.lastname@example.org The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the BC Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to bcpresscouncil.org
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Finding balance at City Hall
t’s amazing how fast the end of summer creeps up on you. There I was recharging my batteries by camping in one of our local provincial parks and I realized my column for after the September long weekend was due! Luckily I had also got hikes to Jumbo Pass and Kokanee Glacier in over the summer, as well as going on the Great Chicken Adventure — babysitting a friend’s 65 chickens overnight! Great fun! The summer was a nice balance of fun, family and staying in touch with community. Now it’s back to balancing the needs of our wide variety of citizens, all within the budget framework of the city. Our annual municipal report will be presented at the council meeting on September 19 at 7 p.m. Come check it out. The city will also be hosting a public open house on the proposed Nelson Landing development. Find out what’s been happening and come ask questions at City Hall on September 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. Oh yeah, and stay tuned for the municipal election in November and watch out for unbalanced election promises! The city has defined balance using the four-pillar approach: considering the impact of decisions on social, cultural, economic and environmental sectors. Focusing only on creating jobs isn’t a balanced approach, nor would be only looking at how a decision impacts one sector of the population, or only how it impacts the environment. Perhaps we are most familiar with how balance works in a marriage
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or family — everyone’s interests must be considered and basic needs met. In business the owner must balance paying good salaries to keep good staff with making some kind of profit that makes the risk worthwhile. Young entrepreneurs must balance doing what they love with what needs to happen for their business to be successful. In government where we put money in a budget is a reflection of trying to balance priorities. Balancing priorities doesn’t mean keeping things the same everywhere. The idea of leadership requires that we facilitate change where it is clear that we need to be going in a different direction. Over the last year the city, with your help and input, has developed policy and strategies to balance needs, but still forge a clear path into an uncertain future. We know we can’t continue to raise taxes and
civic spending beyond the capacity of citizens. We also know we cannot continue to use the Earth’s resources at the same levels we have for the last 50 years. North American habits of consumption and production need to change. That means each one of us needs to think “what can I NOT buy today,” as well as “how can I buy what I really need locally?” But how do we balance reducing consumption with encouraging folks to buy local in order to support our local economies? One way would be to encourage our local entrepreneurs to focus on producing products that people need in their everyday lives. For example this area used to support a thriving cannery, as well as exporting fruit. We could encourage not only increased local production of fresh food, but also secondary food processing of produce, meat, and dairy products. What if we had a textile
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mill that local wool or hemp producers could sell their fiber to? We could have more local producers of building supplies — like the Harrop-Procter community forest. What if, on a larger scale, our provincial and federal governments made it easier to take all the energy and capital that currently goes into production and consumption of products we don’t really need and instead focused that capital on solving problems like how to get clean water or affordable transportation to everyone that needs it? Or creating affordable, renewable energy sources? Those endeavors would still produce jobs, and contribute to the economy. It would be a balancing act that takes into consideration neighbours both local and global, and our own future generations. Kim Charlesworth is a Nelson city councillor who shares this Wednesday
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A business like no other Re: “The Baker Street shuffle,” August 24 For those of you who may not know, the word “kaput” has a few meanings; “Utterly finished, defeated, or destroyed; unable to function; hopelessly outmoded.” So, as you may appreciate it’s very difficult to see the word “kaput” used to refer to my parents’ long-standing business in a recent article describing some changes afoot on Baker Street. Ben Sutherland’s Music and Appliances has proudly been in business for 52 years on Baker Street. Through those years stock has changed, names have changed, as well as some of the faces working in the store. Customers were consistently met with honest and respectful customer service, a willingness to accommodate, assistance finding creative solutions to your electronic quandaries and no doubt a story or two. Thank you loyal customers! The memories made in that store are rich, plenty and everlasting. For me, they
consist of playing hide-andgo-seek and racing on stock dollies or piano movers in the basement with my brother, visiting dad and grampa (who always had a sweet treat for us), helping to
“The memories made in that store are rich, plenty and everlasting.” stock bags and batteries and pop bubble wrap. As both my brother and I grew older, we had our first jobs working as salespeople at the store, learning how to count change back to customers, washing the sidewalk and windows but most importantly finding out what it means to have a responsible work ethic. As many of you know, running a small business is a challenging, exciting, rewarding and also a tough 24 hour a day, seven day a week job. Choosing a date to retire from owning a business is a difficult one, especially when it’s been your life for many years.
It is tough to thoroughly enjoy the fruits of your labour whilst balancing the demands of a business too; so earlier this year, my dad made the decision to retire, locking the doors for the last time at the end of August. So, as my parents stride into retirement together I can think of many phrases to describe this exciting time in my parents’ lives. To list a few: proud, honest and respectful business owners, contributors to the deep history of Baker Street, and generous providers for their family. Congratulations on your retirement — you deserve it! We are proud! My hope is that the new and moving businesses on Baker Street will create a new generation of fond memories and will, with the support of the same loyal customers, be able to successfully provide for their families, as my parents worked hard to do for us. Wishing you the best of luck! Monica Sutherland Williams Lake
Seniors impressed by Games effort On behalf of the Zone 6, West Kootenay Boundary participants in last month’s BC Seniors Games I would like to thank the host organizing committee made up of volunteers from the cities of Nelson, Trail, Castlegar and the surrounding region. What a great job you did! Thank you for the hours and hours you put in beginning way back (last year) when the bid was put together. Thank you also to the hundreds of citizens of the region who volunteered their time to ensure the games were a success! Without you, all the planning could not have made the games happen. The word coming back to our participants and the Zone 6 executive has been that they were the best games
ever held! The host committee and the volunteers went far beyond expectations to ensure the problems were solved and all the needs met!
“The word coming back to our participants has been they were the best games ever held.” For the Zone 6 team it certainly was our best ever games. Our participating members rose from about 130 to over 400 due in large part to our three communities hosting the games. We increased participation in most activities and expanded participation into new sports such as the equestrian,
dragon boating, hockey and soccer to name a few. That is what these games are all about: getting and keeping seniors active. Our team finished third overall, behind the Fraser Valley and the Lower Mainland. We gained 115 gold medals, 73 silver medals and 78 bronze medals for a total of 266 points, our highest total ever achieved and our highest standing. We are hopeful that many of the new participants from Zone 6 will be trying out for the 2012 games at the coast. Thanks again to the host committee and the volunteers who made it possible for so many to participate on their home turf. Mac Gregory Chair, Zone 6, BC Seniors Games
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Nelson Soap Box Derby 2011’s OfÀcial Waiver Form Sponsored by the NBA (Nelson Business Association)
ENTRANTS NAME:____________________________________________________________________ ENTRANT’S AGE:______________________________________________________________________ OFFICIAL use ONLY ENTRANT’S WAIVER: I, (parent/guardian)_________________________ hereby grant permission (for my son/daughter/ward) to enter the Soap Box Derby, held on , Friday September 9th, 2011 in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. Further, I understand and agree that as a prerequisite to competing in the Nelson Soap Box Derby, that my (son/daughter/ward) together with (his/her) custom car (where applicable), may be subject to inspection by the ofÀcials of the Soap Box Judicial Committee. I further understand and agree that such inspection shall be conducted using the manner and methods deemed appropriate by the ofÀcials in their sole discretion to determine compliance with Derby rules, and that the decisions of the ofÀcials regarding qualiÀcation and disqualiÀcation and compliance with the rules, spirit and speciÀcation applicable to the Nelson Soap Box Derby shall be Ànal and binding. Finally, (as such parent or guardian), I acknowledge that participation in the Soap Box Derby and the related or incidental activities will expose my (son/daughter/ward) to certain risks including the risk of an impact or other accident involving my child and his or her vehicle or the vehicle of another participant and, in consideration of the beneÀts received as a result of the participation herein, and for the mutual beneÀts received by myself and my child and the other participants herein, I hereby assume all risks associated with this activity and speciÀcally waive and release any and all claims, rights, causes of action, demands or otherwise, whether for personal injuries, property damages, or any other loss, damages or expenses which I (as a parent/guardian and/ or son, daughter or ward ) may have against the Nelson Soap Box Derby and Nelson Business Association, and any and all sponsors, staff and volunteers, arising from or in any manner related to my, (my son’s, daughter’s or ward’s) participation in the Soap Box Derby and/or any activities incidental or related thereto. By signing this waiver, l additionally permit Derby ofÀcials to authorize emergency medical treatment for the aforementioned minor in my absence, if necessary. Participant Signature: Witness Print Name
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SMALLWOOD TRAIL DEMOCRACY: ONE RIDE, ONE VOTE Sunday September 11th
Come celebrate the baptism and naming of the Nelson Cycling Club’s freshly built trail in Smallwood Creek. This celebratory, group ride is scheduled for September 11th and marks the completion of the 25 km. loop the club has been working on for the past five years. Thanks in large part to a financial grant from the Nelson & District Credit Union; the loop was finally complete this summer in August. Rider sign up starts at 9:30 AM at the 2 km. kiosk on the Smallwood Forest Service Road; ride begins at 10:00 AM. The ride begins with a nice climb that leads to Sweet [or savage?] Sally, followed by a short road section to the entrance of the yet unnamed trail. Rolling, weaving and bobbing along the ridge with stunner Valhalla and Bonnington range views leads you to a sweet fresh downhill from sub alpine to cedar-hemlock. Pinch yourself, and then begin the twisty fun of Antler, followed by the stalwart Smallwood Lookout climb. Finish off with some tight turns down Bigwood, and voila,you are looped! If you’re not familiar with the area check in with your local bike stores. On average, the complete loop will take approximately 5 hours; a half loop 3 hours. At the end of the ride, all riders shall refresh themselves, eat, be merry and cast their vote for their favourite trail name. The winner of the “Name That Trail” contest takes home a hefty $200 gift certificate to their favourite outdoor store in Nelson. As well, all riders of the day have a chance at winning a $50 gift certificate draw prize. Entry fee is by donation but all participants must be Nelson Cycling Club members.
Would you like to get the training you need to step into a promising new job …. at no cost? If you are unemployed or employed with no recognized certification or university degree-level education, we are here to help! The Employment Skills Access Program (ESA) offers you a more secure future. You can choose from three training programs offered at Selkirk College that prepare you for jobs that are in demand right now! • Administrative Skills Training • Early Childhood Care Education Assistant Training • Wine and Service Industry Training Some courses begin as early as September 26, 2011, so call now to find out more! Contact Selkirk College at 250.364.5760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The World View – Gwynne Dyer
The strategy of 9/11
riting recently in the Washington Post, Brian Michael Jenkins, a senior adviser at the Rand Corporation think tank, claimed that the 9/11 attacks ten years ago were not a strategic success for al-Qaeda. He’s right. Osama bin Laden’s strategy did fail, in the end — but not for the reason that Jenkins thinks. Jenkins argues that Osama bin Laden believed the U.S. was a paper tiger because it had no stomach for casualties. Kill enough Americans, and the United States would pull out of the Middle East, leaving the field free for alQaeda’s project of overthrowing all the secular Arab regimes and imposing Islamist rule on everybody. In bin Laden’s 1996 fatwa declaring war on America, Jenkins pointed out, he claimed that the U.S. would flee the region if attacked seriously. Indeed, bin Laden gave the rapid U.S. military withdrawal from Lebanon after the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut in 1983, and the equally rapid retreat of American forces from Somalia in 1993 after 18 U.S. soldiers were killed in Mogadishu, as examples of American cowardice. Other al-Qaeda commanders disagreed, Jenkins says, warning that the 9/11 attacks would enrage the United States and “focus its fury on the terrorist group and its allies, but bin Laden pushed ahead. When the United States did (invade Afghanistan), bin Laden switched gears, claiming that he had intended all along to provoke the United States into waging a war that would galvanize all of Islam against it.” Jenkins is quite explicitly saying that bin Laden never realized that the United States would respond violently when his organization murdered thousands of Americans. He would have been dismayed when the U.S. invaded Afghanistan and destroyed his training camps. And therefore, the think-tank expert concludes, the United States did not fall into a trap that bin Laden had deliberately laid for it when it invaded Afghanistan. Well, that’s one point of
view. Here’s another. Bin Laden was fully aware that the United States would invade Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks, and he wanted it to do so. He believed the U.S. would then get mired in a long and bloody guerilla war in Afghanistan, a replay of the war against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s in which bin Laden himself had first risen to prominence.
“In the long run, however, bin Laden’s strategy failed, simply because his project was unacceptable and implausible to most Muslims.” Military commanders are always planning to re-fight the last war; terrorist commanders are no different. Bin Laden hoped a protracted guerilla war in Afghanistan, with American troops killing lots of Muslims, would indeed “galvanize all of Islam” against the United States. So why didn’t he say that beforehand? Why did he claim that the United States would flee screaming at the first atrocity, if he really expected it to invade Afghanistan? Because revolutionaries who resort to terrorism always talk freely about their goals, but they NEVER publicly discuss their strategy for achieving them. They can’t, because the strategy is so profoundly callous and cynical. Terrorists generally have rational political goals — usually a revolution of some kind. In bin Laden’s case, he wanted Islamist revolutions across the Muslim world, but he had been notably unsuccessful in whipping up popular support for such revolutions. So how could he build that support? Well, how about luring the United States into invading a Muslim country? Revolutionary groups often resort to terrorism if they think they lack popular support. Their aim is to trick their much more powerful opponent (usually a government) into doing terrible things that will alienate the population and drive it into
their arms: it’s the political equivalent of jiu-jitsu. They are trying to bring horror and death down on the population by triggering a government crack-down or a foreign occupation, in the hope that it will radicalize people and turn them into supporters of the terrorists’ political project. But the people they seek to manipulate must believe it was the oppressors or the foreign occupiers, not the terrorists, who pulled the trigger. That’s why bin Laden lied about his strategy. He probably didn’t even warn his Taliban hosts in Afghanistan that he was planning 9/11, because they would not have welcomed the prospect of being driven from power and having to fight another ten-year guerilla war against another invading superpower. Bin Laden’s strategy was not original with him: he had been fighting as a guerilla and a terrorist leader for 15 years by the time of 9/11, and people of this sort have ALWAYS read all the standard texts on their chosen trade. The notion of using the opponent’s strength against him absolutely permeates the “how to” books on guerilla war and terrorism, from Mao to Marighella. So bin Laden dug a trap, and the United States fell into it. In that sense his strategy succeeded, and the guerilla war that ensued in Afghanistan did much to turn Arab and Muslim popular opinion against America. (The invasion of Iraq did even more damage to America’s reputation, but that really wasn’t about terrorism at all.) In the long run, however, bin Laden’s strategy failed, simply because his project was unacceptable and implausible to most Muslims. And the most decisive rejection of his strategy is the fact that the oppressive old Arab regimes are now being overthrown, for the most part nonviolently, by revolutionaries who want democracy and freedom, not Islamist rule. Gwynne Dyer is a Londonbased independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries
Nelson Star Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Genetically Modified Products
Nelson Star Staff
BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko will be offering up some food for thought as he stops in Nelson as part of a series of forums to discuss issues surrounding genetic modification. The science of genetically modified foods is relatively new and according at Atamanenko, the government has been slow to react to the changes in the food industry caused by the introduction of genetically modified products. According to a press release from Atamanenko, â€œThe Canadian government has no mandatory labelling requirement for foods that contain GM products, and no tracking or monitoring of possible health impacts.â€? The local MP will be joined by several guest panelists as he makes the tour, including Lucy Sharratt, the co-ordinator of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network. She has been active in the area of genetically modified foods for the past 15 years. â€œI am extremely happy that Lucy Sharratt has found time to visit our area,â€? said Atamanenko. â€œShe is one
AUGUST SECOND-DRIEST ON RECORD
MP Alex Atamanenko is bringing along a number of speakers on his tour of local communities.
of Canadaâ€™s foremost experts on genetically modified organisms, and worked very closely with us when I was drafting my Bill C-474 on the economic impact to farmers of genetically modified organisms.â€? Abra Brynne, advocate for the production and consumption of local products and John Steinman, author, broadcaster and former producer and co-host of the radio program Deconstructing Dinner will also participate in the Nelson discussion. The forums are intended to educate the public about what genetically modified foods are on the market, what is coming and what actions the public can take against the introduction of genetically modified foods. The Nelson forum will be held on September 19 at Nelson United Church Hall at 7 p.m.
Notice of Annual General Meeting Nelson Youth Soccer will be holding its Annual General Meeting at 7 p.m. on October 12 at the Best Western Hotel. Notice of Motion of proposed change or amendments to the Constitution must be made in writing to the secretary of the board not later than 21 days prior to AGM in order for notice to be given the membership. Please mail to Nelson Youth Soccer Association, PO Box 162, Nelson B.C. V1L 5P9. All members of the public are welcome to attend, but only members will have voting rights.
Six straight months of cooler-than-average temperatures ended in August. Stats from the Southeast Fire Centre in Castlegar show the mean temperature last month was 20.8 degrees, 1.1 degrees warmer than normal. The average daily high was 30.3. Forecasters Ron Lakeman and Jesse Ellis say last month was â€œdominated by an upper ridge of high pressure for fairly clear skies and very warm temperatures.â€? The highest reading of the month, 35.5 degrees on the 27th, was also a record for that day. The lowest temperature was 6.6 degrees on the 19th. It was also even drier than normal. With only three days of measurable rain totaling 3.2 millimetres â€” eight per cent of normal â€” it was the second driest August on record. Only August 1967 was less wet. One other record was established: the average wind speed of 5.5 km/h was the lowest ever for the month.
PROVINCE BUCKS UP FOR TRAFALGAR PLAYGROUND
Nelsonâ€™s Trafalgar Middle School will receive $50,000 in provincial funding for a new playground. Itâ€™s one of 44 schools around the province benefitting from an $8 million fund. The Ministry of Education asked school districts to identify public elementary and middle schools that didnâ€™t have, but wanted, playgrounds. Trafalgar is the only beneficiary in the Kootenay Lake school district.
GRAFFITI ARTIST AGREES TO REPAIR DAMAGE
A 16-year-old from Calgary has agreed to clean up graffiti he sprayed at six places around Nelson. Police arrested him one night late last month as he was tagging a wall on the Nelson curling club. He also admitted to spraying graffiti in Calgary, and local police have contacted authorities there. Heâ€™ll be off the hook here if he repairs the damage, but face a charge of mischief if he fails to do so.
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THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON Proposed Nelson Landing Development
City Council is hosting a Public Open House on the proposed development called Nelson Landing at the North Eastern part of the City between Sproat Drive to Red Sands Beach. â€˘ Lot A, District Lots 58A, 97, 4280 and 16272 Kootenay District Plan NEP70102 Except Plan NEP74998 and that a portion of Foreshore Lease Lot 14562, Kootenay District â€˘ That Part of the Remainder of District Lot 4280, Kootenay District; located between District Lot 4280, Plan NEP20485, Kootenay District and Block B, District Lot 14562, Kootenay District and containing 1.5 hectares, plus or minus. An application to amend the City of Nelson OfÂżcial Community Plan Bylaw 3114, 2008 and Land Use Regulation Bylaw 2243, 1987 has been received by the City of Nelson. On February 14, 2011, City Council gave First and Second Reading to amending bylaws to allow for a development on the above-noted lands. At that time City Council requested that a Public Meeting be held prior to any public hearing to ensure the public continues to be informed on the project as the proponent moves forward on their plan. The public meeting will be held in an Open House format to allow interested individuals to speak openly to the proponent and Staff. The Open House will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday September 14, 2011 at City Hall, 310 Ward Street, Second Floor City Council Chambers. The proponent will be on hand to discuss their proposal with the public. Staff will be on hand to answer questions on process followed on this application. Comment sheets will be available for the public. All written comments received at the Open House will be received by Council. Further information is available on the City of Nelson Website: www.nelson.ca
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 Nelson Star
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DJ Terrantino Live 80’s Band
Sep. 15th - Opiuo Sep. 16th - Ed Solo with Balkans
Sep. 21st - Michael Rault Sep. 23rd - Karkwa w/ Aidan Knight Polaris Music Winners
Sep. 24th - Said the Whale 2011 Juno Winners: Best New Group
Sep. 27th - Hollerado with Young Rival & Wildlife Sep. 28th - Yukon Blonde & Library Voices Sep. 29th - The Sheepdogs Cover of Rolling Stone August 2011
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Aaron Nazrul & the Boom Booms
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Delhi 2 Dublin
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Mat the Alien with B-Ron
Oct. 22nd - Longwalkshortdock with Philth Kids Oct. 29th -
Halloween with the Funkhunters
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WORLD TRADE CENTRE MEMORIAL
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Trillium Studio, in the south Slocan schoolhouse, is having its grand opening and open house the week of September 12 to 16. During this week all dance classes from the regular programs will be offered for free. Trillium Studio is located at 3253 Village Road, South Slocan which is central to Nelson, Castlegar and Slocan Valley. The studio is run by three highly experienced instructors: Jennifyre of trillium school of dance, Shauna Robertson of soul fire dance and Lisa Hanning, certified dance and movement therapist and dance fitness instructor. A wide variety of programs are offered for children, youth and adults. Such programs include ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, Egyptian bellydance, tribal style bellydance, world folk fusion, parent and child world dance, contemporary, creative dance and dance fitness. All Trillium Studio dance programs are founded in fundamental techniques and support students in a fun and positive environment that encourages creativity, confidence and self-expression. For more information on free classes and program details visit TrilliumStudio.webs.com or call 250-359-2288.
Nov. 10th - D-Sisive Hip Hop
TRILLIUM DANCE STUDIO GRAND OPENING
Sep. 10th - Val Kilmer & The New Coke
Sep. 20th - PS I Love You
Announcements Lutherans, United Church members, and Anglicans will be worshiping together at Lakeside Park on Sunday, September 11 at 10 a.m., remembering the day that people and the World Trade Centre were devastated by terrorism. In a service of peace and shared communion, the three churches will recall the heart of faith as Christians - that we work always toward peace, forgiveness, and mutual understanding. The whole community of greater Nelson is invited to this worship service, and to share in a potluck picnic lunch after worship together.
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Hugh Brewster captures the tragedy of the Titanic in his latest historical novel, The Deadly Voyage, with historical accuracy and reallife drama. He uses his extensive knowledge of the Titanic, which he gathered while writing Inside the Titanic and 882 1/2 Amazing Answers To Your Questions About the Titanic, to create the novel. Brewster, a well-known Canadian writer of historical non-fiction for young people, will be touring six Kootenay libraries at the end of September. The Kootenay Library Federation, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Nelson Public Library are please to sponsor Hugh Brewster’s Kootenay Tour. Brewster will be at the library on September 28 at 1:15 p.m.
KOOTENAY BOOK WEEKEND
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This popular four day, free, career exploration workshop is designed to help you explore work that fits for you. Using a variety of assessments and tools, including Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, you will develop a list of careers based on your strengths, passions, and values. Are you unemployed and wondering what your next career step will be? What is the work that fits for you? In this workshop, we will use a variety of assessments and tools to assist you in discovering your perfect work. Please register beforehand to save your space in this workshop. To register or for more information contact email@example.com 250-352-6200 or toll free: 1-877-952-6200. Grans to Grans Nelson will be meeting Wednesday, September 7 and the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the basement of the United Church on Josephine Street. New members welcome. For more information call 250-825-9349.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
This workshop is designed for those who have a Facebook account and are familiar with the Facebook environment and its basic features. In this workshop participants will learn to setup a page for their business and explore promoting this page with social ads, events and linking and advertising outside of Facebook. To get the most of this HEARTLAB COLLABORATIVE ART WORKSHOP workshop bring along your images, logo, text and artwork. To regisLocal art duo heartlab (Anita Levesque and Bradley Smith) will be ter or for more info 250-352-1933 ext 100 or firstname.lastname@example.org offering a hands-on collaborative art making workshop that will include a brief discussion about their work. Pairs of any kind are FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 encouraged to attend (e.g. friends, siblings, couples), although any A fascinating evening with some of the region’s best storytellers. individual is welcome, and will be matched with a partner. Partici- These folks spin yarns that captivate and mesmerize children of all pants will playfully explore the creative dynamics between text and ages. Engaging and entertaining, hear stories the way they were told image, and between one another as collaborators. No experience is before texting and twitter. The stories start at 7:30 p.m. at Kokanee required and materials will be provided. The resulting works will be Creek Visitor’s Centre. exhibited in the display cases in the hallway leading to gallery B (with permission of the participants). Participants are asked to register in SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 advance to secure their seat, as there are only 12 spaces. The work- To all the pug lovers out there. The sixth annual pugapalozza, to be shop is September 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Touchstones. The cost is $7 held at Frog Peak Cafe from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. All pugs and friends for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact the front desk of the pug are welcome. There will be prizes for best dressed pug, biggest pug, littlest pug. Good times will be had by all. Hope to see for more information: 250-352-9813. you there.
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All seniors welcome to the monthly meeting of the Senior Citizens’ Association Branch No. 51, located at 717 Vernon Street. The meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. Tea and goodies will be served after the meeting. Some of the activities enjoyed at the centre include bridge, crib, whist, dominos, chess and snooker. For further information, call 250-352-7078 weekday afternoons.
Once again summer is upon us and it’s time to put your feet up and read a good book. The Kootenay Book Weekend has a great selection for you to read this summer and provides the format to join in for some stimulating discussion and fun. The books up for discussion this year are: The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin and two selections by Ruth Ozeki, My Year of Meats and All Over Creation. So get reading and come join us September 23 to 25 at the Best Western on Baker Street in Nelson. For more information or to register kootenaybookweekend.ca.
The Nelson-West Kootenay chapter of the Council of Canadians will hold its monthly meeting in the basement of the Labour Centre Building at 101 Baker Street. All are welcome. Contact 250-352-5274 for further information. Relax and learn yoga in the cool of the Kokanee Creek Visitor’s Centre with Jewels. The class will start at 10 a.m.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
These workshops are geared towards small business operators interested in using video to market or demonstrate their business or product on the web. Students must have their own recording device to use during these workshops. This can be a digital photo camera or cell phone if no video camera is available. Instruction in editing with Windows movie maker, Windows live movie maker and iMovie will be available. These are the programs freely available with any Windows or Mac operating system. How to upload a video to YouTube. com and how to optimize your youtube.com channel for best effect will also be taught. The two-day course costs $200. The class is offered by Central Kootenay Community Futures. For more information contact Janeen Mather at 250-352-1933 ext. 100 or emailinfo@ futures.bc.ca.
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Nelson Star Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The Capitol Theatre
Below the Hume Hotel
330 Baker Street
421 Victoria Street, Nelson
Friday, September 9
Wednesday, September 7
Saturday, September 24
DJ Terrantino is kicking off a retro weekend with some of your favourites from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Get out your dancing shoes and get ready for a blast from the past. The doors open at 10 a.m. and cover is $5.
Saturday, September 10
Do you have a song you’d like to debut or maybe you’re just interested in checking out great local musicians? Every Wednesday at The Royal Estevan and Tracy Lynn host the Variety Show, The Royal’s open mic night. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. and cover is free.
Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10
Sonny Rhodes Val Kilmer and the New Coke Val Kilmer and the New Coke are a great 80s band from Nelson. If you haven’t seen them, come on out this weekend. Not only are they talented musicians, but their 80s song selection has been carefully handpicked bringing you back to that time and place. Cover is $10 at the door.
Thursday, September 15
Cheesecake Burlesque Revue Legendary Blues Promotions and The Royal are thrilled to have blues legend Sonny Rhodes for two nights in Nelson. As a singer and lap steel guitar player, Rhodes is a disciple of the blues. His musical career spans over almost 40 years while recording over 200 songs and receiving many awards. Rhodes continues to tour internationally and we are extremely lucky to have the man and his blues make a stop at the Royal. Showtime is at 8 p.m. and $20 advance tickets are available at liveattheroyal. com, Royal Espresso and Urban Legends or tickets are $25 at the door.
Wednesday, September 14
Looking to enjoy some great local talent. Come down to The Royal to take in the music or even play some yourself. Every Wednesday at The Royal Estevan and Tracy Lynn host the Variety Show, The Royal’s open mic night. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. and cover is free.
Thursday, September 15
Opiuo Melbourne, Australia’s Opiuo and Portland’s Russ Liquid are hitting the stage at Spiritbar. Imagine a precisely blended concoction of tight irresistible grooves, chunk fueled bouncy beats, luscious brooding soundscapes, dollops of stomach morphing bass, and a bowl of scrumptious glitch: Welcome to the musical world of Opiuo. Russ Liquid brings a much-needed injection of melody and emotion to the thriving dance floor community. Classically trained on the piano, trumpet, saxophone and flute, Russ Liquid applies the colourful tones of instrumental music to the realm of beats with dance floor-rocking results. Doors open at 10 p.m.
Adrian Glynn When Adrian Glynn stands alone at the microphone, there is a pause; something changes in the air and then the whole room leans in to listen. The Vancouver-based musician composes on acoustic and lap-slide guitars, as well as a balalaika, a Ukrainian folk instrument passed down through a century of his ancestry. Glynn takes the stage at The Royal at 8 p.m. and tickets are $7 at the door.
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Celebrate the launch of the Capitol Theatre’s new season with some burlesque. The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue keeps audiences coming back for more: more laughs, more tease and more body confidence. The Cheesecakes are multiple award winners who have shimmied across stages in Las Vegas, Vancouver, Berlin, Seattle and Victoria to name a few. With influences from cult classics like Priscilla Queen of The Desert to Broadway favourites like Guys and Dolls to imaginative roller coasters like their original Cheesecakes In Space, these girls know how to put on the modern day show-stopper! The performers are as individual as the stars on the walk of fame - cute, geeky, rock and roll, classic, and elegant - audiences can’t help but have a favourite or two or three! The Cheesecakes are known for their high energy acts, stand out performers, comedic timing, seductiveness and girl-next door accessibility. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $16 for full-time students. For more information or to purchase tickets visit capitoltheatre.bc.ca.
The World Anew BackAlley Studio, 351-B Baker Street, Nelson
Wednesday, September 14 Experience The World Anew, a film screening event presented by Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society from Vancouver featuring contemporary aboriginal film. Bringing together short films by six filmmakers, The World Anew celebrates a multitude of First Nations identities in Canada, as well as past and current indigenous forms of exchange Bear Witness through diverse forms and genres, from documentary, to narrative, to experimental. The event will also include youth film workshops starting on September 17 at Oxygen Art and SelfDesign High. These four day-long workshops for both aboriginal and non-aboriginal youth will develop individual problem-solving and narrative skills for film while challenging participants to develop a cohesive vision. To register contact email@example.com.
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The Nelson Star brings you Trail Mix, a page dedicated to the outdoor activities that we enjoy in the Kootenays. Do you have a great story you’d like to share? An idea for something we should include? Maybe you have a special spot that you’d like to let people know about? Let us know, we’d love to hear from you!
Contact Madi • firstname.lastname@example.org • 250.352.1890 SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 8 (KOOTENAY LAKE) ADVANCE ELECTOR REGISTRATION 2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2011 FOR PURPOSE OF ELECTING SCHOOL TRUSTEES FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 8 (KOOTENAY LAKE) IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS, MAKE SURE YOUR NAME IS ON THE LIST OF ELECTORS BY CONTACTING: School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) 570 Johnstone Rd., Nelson, BC V1L 6J2 Phone: 250-352-6681 Toll Free: 1-877-230-2288 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) Ask for Audrey MacKenzie or Willow Makortoff ADVANCE ELECTOR REGISTRATIONS will only be accepted until close of business on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. For those electors not on the voters list who register to vote on voting day, two pieces of identification will be required (at least one with a signature) to prove both residency and identity of the elector. Note – a person may be registered as an elector in only one trustee electoral area for any one school district. ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS RESIDENT ELECTORS: age 18 or older; and a Canadian citizen; and a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately preceding the day of registration; and a resident of the School District No. 8 electoral area for which the vote is taking place for at least 30 days immediately before the time of voting; and not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law. NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS: age 18 or older; and a Canadian citizen; and a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the time of voting; and not entitled to register as a resident elector; and not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law; and
a registered owner of real property either as joint tenants or tenants in common, are individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust; School District No. 8 electoral area for which the vote is taking place for at least 30 days immediately preceding the day of registration; and if there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector.
LIST OF REGISTERED ELECTORS Beginning October 04, 2011 until the close of general voting on November 19, 2011, a copy of the list of registered electors will, upon signature, be available for public inspection, at School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake), 570 Johnstone Road, Nelson BC. during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. NOTE: An elector may request that personal information respecting the elector be omitted from or obscured on the list for protection of privacy. OBJECTION TO REGISTRATION OF AN ELECTOR An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with the Local Government Act until 4:00 pm on October 14, 2011. An objection must be in writing and may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of School District No. 8 and can only be made on the basis that the person whose name appears has died or is not qualified to be registered as an elector for School District No. 8. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on these matters, contact the following persons: Audrey MacKenzie, Chief Election Officer 250-505-7046 Willow Makortoff, Deputy Chief Election Officer 250 505-7071 or toll free 1-877-230-2288 A. MacKenzie, Chief Election Officer
Oxygen Art Centre is welcoming a new collaborative exhibition by three artists, Sarah Alford, Jennifer Bowes and Dee Gibson. Upon Reflection showcases works that examine the patterns and details of our natural surroundings using everyday materials such as hot glue, baking parchment, butcher cord, and staples. Through the artists’ labour intensive, process driven, and site responsive practice, they create a space for contemplating and re-imagining what it means to know the world. This will be the first exhibition for the three artists who are also long-time friends. Although living in different provinces, they communicate online and offer feedback to each other on an ongoing basis. On exhibiting in Nelson for the first time, Alford said, “Nelson is a wonderful city with a
dynamic art scene. There are world-class artists living here and we wanted to be a part of this vibrant culture.” The suggestion to exhibit at Oxygen came from Bill Metcalfe, a well-known name in the Nelson arts community as well as Alford’s uncle. “[Alford] shares with the Oxygen Art Centre a delightful, innovative spirit,” says Metcalfe. “That’s why I think her work will fit well at Oxygen and why I suggested, a few years ago, that she try to get an exhibit there. I am really excited that it is actually happening.” As individual artists, Alford, Bowes, and Gibson each
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arts department at the Northern Lights College in BC. She specialized in painting and drawing at the University of Alberta. A seasoned globe-trotter, she has spent time in Scotland, England, Italy, Turkey, and Nepal. Gibson grew up in Ontario and graduated with a bachelor of fine arts in painting from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. Her work can currently be found in the collection of the Art Bank of Nova Scotia. She now resides in Saskatoon. The exhibit will be at Oxygen Art Centre until September 24. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday.
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have a unique background in the arts. Across their various disciplines and approaches, some common themes in their work are silence, fragility, and living in a rural landscape. Alford currently resides in Halifax where she teaches in the department of historical and critical studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. She has studied art history, jewelry, metalsmithing, and fiber and material studies and her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Bowes is an Alberta native who is a full-time instructor and program coordinator in the visual
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workshop that will include a brief discussion about their work. The Touchstones Nelson workshop goes Thursday night between 7 and 9 p.m. Pairs of any kind are encouraged to attend (e.g. friends, siblings, couples), although any individual is welcome, and will be matched with a partner. Participants will playfully explore the creative dynamics between text and image, and between one another as collaborators. No
experience is required and materials will be provided. The resulting works will be exhibited in the display cases in the hallway leading to Gallery B (with permission of the participants). Participants are asked to register in advance to secure their seat, as there are only 12 spaces. Please contact the front desk for more information: 250-352-9813. The cost for the workshop is $7 for non-members and $5 for members.
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Continued from Page 14 every 100 eggs deposited in the fall, nearly 50 fry exit the channel the following spring. The channel usually receives more than 40 million eggs each year. The 3.3 km looping spawning channel was the largest of its kind in the world when it was built in 1967, with BC Hydro funds, compensating for upstream spawning habitat lost due to the construction of Duncan dam. To this day the channel continues to play a very important role for kokanee; it accounts for about 75
per cent of total kokanee fry production in Kootenay Lake. While the spawning channel is open to the public for the duration of the spawning season (unless there is unusually high bear activity), the open house provides an opportunity for the public to ask questions to biologist about the kokanee and the nutrient restoration program of Kootenay Lake. “Since 1992 the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program and the province of BC have been adding nutrients to Kootenay Lake and it is
widely viewed as one of the most successful large-lake restoration projects in the world,” says compensation program public representative Grant Trower. “It helps the kokanee which is considered a keystone species and important prey for predator fish; the Gerrard rainbow and bull trout thrive here because of the bountiful kokanee.” The spawning channel is located 4 km north west of Meadow Creek off Highway 31. For more information on the open house visit fwcp.ca or call 250-352-6874.
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Informational Interviews: A Job Seekers Best Tool Patricia Rawson Employment Counsellor One of the most signiﬁcant facts about job search is that 80% of jobs are never posted. This has profound implications for the job seeker. First of all, it means that depending on job postings to ﬁnd work places you in a disadvantage. Second, how do you tap into the hidden job market? One of the most successful ways to ﬁnd out about opportunities is through informational interviews. Informational interviews are interviews where you get information. Talking to people in the ﬁeld gives you the pulse on what is happening, a taste of what a job involves, and a picture of what the future might be. The most important part of informational interviewing is to understand that it is not about applying for work. Never, never ask for a job in an informational interview. Some of the beneﬁts of conducting informational interviews are: •Gathering information that is up-to-date in a particular ﬁeld. •Discovering what are some of the realities of this occupation, some of the beneﬁts and challenges. •Expanding your network of contacts. •Finding out about job opportunities, often the more quality ones that are not posted. •Evaluating whether a career is one that is alignment with your strengths, skills, values and interests. •Acquiring names of other people who can assist you answering your questions.
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As your kids head back to class, what they eat can play an important role in how well they think! Calcium and Omega 3 essential fatty acids (EFA’s) are among the most important components for developing children. Getting these nutrients from our diets is ideal but not always possible so supplements oﬀer a great alternative to making sure your child is getting the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of these body and mind building must haves.
According to various reputable agencies including Health Canada, children between the ages of nine and 18 should get 1,000 - 1,300 milligrams of calcium daily, but more and more evidence is suggesting that our children are falling well below these recommended values. There is a wide array of calcium-enriched foods that on their own, or together with supplementation, can easily meet the levels your child requires for optimal growth. Other than the obvious role calcium plays in the strengthening bones and teeth, it has many other important functions that include: regulating muscle function (contraction and relaxation), regulating heart function, blood clotting, transmission of nervous system messages and enzyme function.
Good sources of calcium
Milk and milk products: milk, yogurt, cheese and buttermilk and ice cream Leafy green vegetables: broccoli, collards (cabbage family), bok choy, Chinese cabbage and spinach. Soy and tofu: tofu or tempeh and calcium fortiﬁed soy drinks. Fish: sardines and salmon (with bones). Nuts and seeds: brazil nuts, almonds and sesame seed paste (tahini). Calcium fortiﬁed foods: including breakfast cereals, fruit juices, bread and lactose-free dairy products that are enriched with calcium Calcium supplements: come in a variety of forms from gummies and chewable tablets to liquids and swallowable tablets It is much better to get calcium from foods (which also provide other nutrients) than from calcium supplements. If your child has diﬃculty eating enough foods rich in calcium, you might need to consider a calcium supplement. Too little calcium can weaken bones and later in life lead to Osteoporosis, a condition in which the bones become weak and brittle. Conversely, too much calcium can lead to constipation and bloating. It’s always a good idea to consult your doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare professional when considering supplementation of any kind.
for brain memory and performance. They also play an important role in heart health, circulatory health, joint health, eye health, immune function and mood stability. Reports show Omega 3 EFAs may have a positive eﬀect in children with Attention Deﬁcit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deﬁcit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Although they are necessary for human health, the body can’t make these essential fatty acids and therefore must be obtained through diet and supplementation.
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Omega 3 fatty acid supplements are made from either ﬁsh oils or from plant oils but there are some structural diﬀerences between the two sources. Fish oil contains two long-chain fatty acids called docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which are the forms of omega 3s that your body requires for a variety of purposes. Flax and other plant oils contain alphalinolenic acid (ALA), which is also an omega 3 fatty acid, but is slightly diﬀerent from EPA and DHA. Your body should be able to convert the ALA to DHA or EPA, making either source an acceptable form of supplementation.
Omega-3’s in the Diet
Cold-water oily ﬁsh: primarily salmon, herring and tuna Plant-based sources: ﬂax seeds, canola oil, evening primrose oil, soy, walnuts and pumpkin seeds.
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How could you not love that face? Plenty do and this Saturday pug lovers are invited to the sixth annual Pugapalozza in Crescent Valley at the Frog Peak Cafe. The event runs from 1 to 3 p.m. and all pugs and friends of the pug are welcome. There will be prizes for best dressed pug, biggest pug and littlest pug. For more information call 250-3597261.
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The fall leisure guide for Slocan Valley recreation is now out so make sure to check it out for all the great programs coming up. Here are a few highlights: l Get insights of the trials and rewards associated with getting off the grid when Val Mayes and Gary Yakimchuk share their experiences on Sunday, September 18. l Shanoon Bennett returns on September 24 for the native edibles harvest walk, where she completes the cycle focusing on the roots, berries and fruits of a variety of beneficial native plants. l The P.A.L. and C.O.R.E. hunter training programs are also happening at Winlaw School in September, beginning the weekend of September 17. You can find the guide on line at rdck.bc.ca/ community/recreation/slocan_valley/sv_ lg.html. For more information call them at 250-2260008 or find them on Facebook to keep up to date on everything.
Pennies Add Up When the Kerr apartment building in Nelson tragically burned down this year and residents needed assistance, the Kootenay Savings South Slocan branch didnâ€™t hesitate to ask how can we help? Partnering with the Our Daily Bread hot lunch program based in Nelson, the branch held a coin drive, collecting $318.79 to help offer meals and a comfortable place to gather for those affected by the ďŹ re. Along with the coin drive, some staff also volunteered their time to cook and serve at the Our Daily Bread kitchen. South Slocanâ€™s Debra Storey (left) and Sylvia vanâ€™t Kruis (right) recently presented Pastor Gordon Malcolm of Our Daily Bread (middle) with the donation. The Nelson Star is proud to be your community newspaper, but we need your help. If you have an event, organization or accomplishment that the Nelson area needs to know about... hereâ€™s your chance. Simply email us a write up, photo or tidbit of information and weâ€™ll print it. No story is too small, no accomplishment ever unworthy. Write it like you would like to read it and the community will be better off for it. Email us at email@example.com
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Granite Pointe’s SPL Open
Melanson repeats at September classic BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor
He headed back to Simon Fraser University this week, but Granite Pointe’s Jordan Melanson might
find himself getting a bit homesick after the impressive summer he enjoyed on the local links. On Sunday Melanson captured his second straight Granite
Pointe SPL Open — formerly Labour Day Open — after rounds of 70 and 73. The title was his fifth this summer, joining wins at Creston, Castlegar,
THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON ADVANCE VOTER REGISTRATION CITY OF NELSON & SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 8, ELECTORAL AREA 1 THE CITY OF NELSON WILL be accepting voter registration for the upcoming Municipal and School District No 8, Electoral Area 1 elections which will take place on November 19th, 2011. Advance registration closes at 4:30 p.m. on September 27th, 2011. If you are NOT on the list of electors for the City of Nelson or the School District No. 8, Electoral Area 1 and you are ELIGIBLE, you may register to vote at the Administration Of¿ce, City Hall, 2nd Floor, 310 Ward Street, Nelson, B.C. during regular of¿ce hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays. For further details or to check if you are on the list, please call 352-8233 OR 352-8234. ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS RESIDENT ELECTORS: • age 18 or older; and • a Canadian citizen; and • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and • a resident of the City of Nelson or School District No. 8, Electoral Area 1 for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and • not disquali¿ed by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disquali¿ed by law. NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS: • age 18 or older; and • a Canadian citizen; and • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and • a registered owner of real property in the City of Nelson or School District No 8, Electoral Area 1 for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and • not entitled to register as a resident elector; and • not disquali¿ed by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disquali¿ed by law; and • if there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector. Should you miss the opportunity to register in advance and you meet the quali¿cations as a resident or non-resident elector, you may register on voting day by producing at least two pieces of acceptable identi¿cation and proof of residency, one of which must have your signature. LIST OF REGISTERED ELECTORS Beginning October 4th, 2011 until the close of general voting for the election on November 19th, 2011, a copy of the list of registered electors will, upon signature, be available for public inspection, at the Administration Of¿ce, City Hall, 2nd Floor, 310 Ward Street, Nelson, B.C., during regular of¿ce hours, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. An elector may request that their address or other information about them be omitted from or obscured on the list of electors.
Jordan Melanson goes through his pre-shot routine on the ﬁnal hole of the SPL Open on Sunday afternoon as brother Brendan looks on. Bob Hall photo
Birchbank and a BC Amateur zone title. “When I came home last summer I had some success and didn’t think I could do any better,” says Melanson, who is a key member of the SFU men’s golf team. “But I did.” Melanson was on fire when he teed off at his home course on Saturday, shooting a five-under-par 31 on the front nine. His opening round 70 left him three strokes up on the nearest competitor — older brother Brendan Melanson. “It was great to hang out with him for the weekend,” says Jordan. The Melanson brothers are no strangers to duelling each other at the local
course. Growing up they both took home junior club championships and have battled each other several times at the Labour Day event. Though a decent player, Brendan has not taken the competitive route and hasn’t even played much in Calgary where he attends university and stayed for most of the summer. “If he beat me this weekend, that would have been trouble,” Jordan said with a smile. On Sunday the big brother could only muster a 75 and fell short of upsetting Jordan by five strokes. Jordan is now back to the books in the Lower Mainland and getting ready for the fall golf schedule.
OBJECTION TO REGISTRATION OF AN ELECTOR An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with the Local Government Act until 4:00 pm on October 14, 2011. An objection must be in writing and may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of the City of Nelson or School District No. 8, Electoral Area 1 and can only be made on the basis that the person whose name appears has died or is not quali¿ed to be registered as an elector of the City of Nelson or School District No. 8, Electoral Area 1. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on these matters, the following persons may be contacted: Janet Postlethwaite, Chief Election Of¿cer at (250 505-0468) Frances Long, Deputy Chief Election Of¿cer at (250 352-8254) Janet Postlethwaite Chief Election Of¿cer
Fall Registration Starts Now! Call 250-352-2071for early registration, information and forms In person registration at Dance Studio at the Old Civic Centre Sept 8, 2011 5-7 pm Some classes may be full by this time so register early!!!
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By Bernice Rosella and James Kilner
Local Scoreboard Nelson City Soccer League
Nelson Youth Soccer U12 GIRLS TEAM GP Kootenay Co-Op 7 Maclean & Taylor Chiropractic 7 Carmichael Toews Irving 7 Nelson Stars 7 Abacus Heating & Air Cond. 7 Jamieson Contracting 7 U12 BOYS TEAM GP Peak Freaks 5 Nelson Pro. Fireﬁghters 5 Slocan Valley Tri City Pump 5 Range Helicopters 5 Investors Group 5 Mistiso’s Place Vacation 5 JY Contracting 5 Paciﬁc Insight Electronics 5
W 7 5 4 3 2 0
W 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1
L 0 2 3 4 5 7
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T 0 0 0 0 0 0
T 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 1
P 14 10 8 6 4 0
P 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 3
U14 BOYS TEAM GP Quizno’s Subs 10 BC/DC 9 Kootenay Lake Electric 10 Western Auto Wreckers 10 KBS 9
W 7 7 3 2 1
L 1 1 6 6 6
T 2 1 1 2 2
P 16 15 7 6 4
U14 GIRLS TEAM GP Hanley & Sons Construction 8 Sidewinders 8 Spearhead Timberworks 8 Prestige Lakeside Resort 8 Big Cranium (Kaslo) 8 Selkirk Veterinary Hospital 8
W 7 5 2 2 2 1
L 1 1 3 4 5 5
T 0 2 3 2 1 2
P 14 12 7 6 5 4
U18 BOYS TEAM GP CanFilters Canada Ltd. 6 Paciﬁc Insight Dodgers 6 Maglio Building Centre 6 WWOOF Canada 6
W 6 4 2 0
L 0 2 4 6
T 0 0 0 0
P 12 8 2 0
U18 GIRLS TEAM GP Remedy RX Pharmacy 6 RHC Insurance Brokers Ltd. 6 Paciﬁc Insight Porsche 6 Rotary Day Breakers 6
W 5 4 2 1
L 1 2 4 5
T 0 0 0 0
P 10 8 4 2
LEO’S MEN’S OPEN TEAM GP W Innkeepers 12 7 West Kootenay United 12 5 The Action 12 4 Kootenay Co-Op 12 4
L 2 6 4 8
T 3 1 4 0
P 24 16 16 12
FINLEY’S LADIES REC GP W 10 9 10 7 10 4 10 2 10 2
L 1 3 5 7 8
T 0 0 1 1 0
P 27 21 13 7 6
T 1 2 4 2 1 0
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TEAM Dirty Dozen Lily Whites Red Dog Finley’s Jiggers Selkirk Eyecare
JACKSON’S HOLE MEN’S MASTERS TEAM GP W L Jackson’s Hole 13 11 1 Bia Boro 13 10 1 Club Inter 13 5 4 Real Nelson 13 4 7 Ted Allen’s 13 2 10 Red Dog 13 2 11
ACROSS 1 Lapses of consciousness 6 Recede 9 Roman 205 12 Cede 13 Yellow trailer? 14 Cultivate 15 Hockey venue 16 Scottish _____ 18 Irish _____ 20 Objectives 21 Fisherman’s fling? 23 Lady suffolk, maybe 24 _____ Apso 25 Taj Mahal locale 27 Wedding figure 29 French _____ 31 Chinese _____ 35 Salon service 37 Italy’s capital, familiarly 38 Count follower 41 Pro____ 43 Armed conflict 44 Cruising, maybe 45 Chemical compound 47 Brittany ______ 49 Common orange 52 Conger 53 Religious fig. 54 Goodnight ______ 55 Undergrads 56 Take rays 57 Favourite of Elizabeth II
Pre-Season Scores and Upcoming Games Thursday, September 1 N. Vancouver Wolf Pack 4 Grand Forks Border Bruins 2 Friday, September 2 Beaverlodge Blades 2 Chase Heat 7 North Okanagan 7 Kelowna Chiefs 1 North Vancouver Wolf Pack 4 Osoyoos Coyotes 3 Saturday, September 3 Chase Heat 10 Beaverlodge Blades 0 North Vancouver Wolf Pack 7 Osoyoos Coyotes 5 Sunday, September 4 North Vancouver Wolf Pack 3 Princeton Posse 3 Tuesday, September 6 Columbia Valley Rockies at Golden Rockets Okanagan College Coyotes at Kelowna Chiefs Wednesday, September 7 Nelson Leafs at Castlegar Rebels, 7:30 p.m. Creston Valley Thundercats at Beaver Valley Nitehawks Revelstoke Grizzlies at Kamloops Storm Kelowna Chiefs at North Okanagan Knights Osoyoos Coyotes at Princeton Posse Thursday, September 8 Castlegar Rebels at Nelson Leafs, 7 p.m. NDCC Creston Valley Thundercats at Beaver Valley Nitehawks
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32 On the other hand 33 Actress Thurmond 34 Swiss river 36 Swiped 38 Military establishments 39 Media chief Leonard 40 Pelt providers 42 Hyper 45 Second Greek letter 46 Starchy root 48 Adherent 50 CPR employee 51 Honolulu handout
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The sounds of well roundedness SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star
It is that time of year again. Along with the return to school, the registered music teachers return to the work of musically educating their students. The value of music lessons has been well documented. Musical training has been shown to develop brain areas involved in language, reasoning and spatial intelligence. Students learn to think creatively and they learn the value of sustained effort in order to see the concrete
rewards of hard work. Music allows self-expression and encourages risk-taking. It provides glimpses of other cultures and a look at craftsmanship. These wide-ranging benefits most importantly transfer into life experiences. If you are considering music lessons for your child, consider a registered music teacher. A registered teacher has met criteria which ensure a high level of education and commitment to the profession. You are assured of competent and qualified instruction as well as performance opportuni-
ties such as Canada Music Week, music festival and recitals. BC registered music teachers are dedicated to
the educational, cultural and artistic development of their students. Whether you are a beginner (adult or child), training for a career in music, or studying for pleasure, there is a registered music teacher for you. The Nelson branch of the BC Registered Music Teachers is pleased to offer a wide range of programs for students: piano, theory, strings, voice, flute, guitar and Music for Young Children. For more information contact Anne Macdonald at 250-352-7625 or acmacd@ shaw.ca.
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MAIN FLOOR PLAN 2104 SQ. FT. (195.4 M2) 9'-0" CEILING HEIGHT
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This handsome three-bedroom family home is designed so that the double garage, set at a right angle to the main living space, presents a pleasant view from the street and contains the front garden in a courtyard-like area. Natural light will ﬁll the foyer, thanks to a window well above. Directly ahead is the open-plan great room, with a wood-burning ﬁreplace and french doors to a partly covered sun deck. The ﬁreplace is ﬂanked by built-in entertainment units. The dining area includes a built-out buﬀet that will be particularly welcome when guests are invited for dinner. The kitchen is separated from the great room and dining area by a work island, ﬁtted with a double sink, and a three-seat eating bar. A corner pantry will provides extra storage space and the L-shaped counter conﬁguration promises eﬃciency. Adjacent to the kitchen, through an archway, are the laundry room, a mud room with a coat closet and access to the double garage, and a two-piece lavatory. The double garage features a bayed-out window that looks out on the front garden, as well as access to the side garden. The spacious master suite, located at the back of the home for privacy, includes a walk-in closet. The toilet and shower stall are separated from the rest of the ensuite, which includes double basins and a soaker tub with a tiled surround tucked in next to a window overlooking the back garden.
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The second and third bedrooms share a split bathroom, where the toilet is separated by a sliding door. Bedroom No. 3 features a window seat. All ceilings measure nine feet high. A U-shaped stairway between the foyer and the third bedroom leads to an unﬁnished basement, included in the plans. This home measures 58 feet wide and 79 feet, four inches deep, for a total of 2,104 square feet on the main ﬂoor. Plans for design 1-3-642 are available for $736 (set of 5), $825 (set of 8) and $880 for a super set of 10. Also add $30.00 for Priority charges within B.C. or $55.00 outside of B.C. Please add 12% H.S.T., 13% H.S.T. Or 5% G.S.T (where applicable) to both the plan price and Priority charges. Our NEW 43RD Edition of the Home Plan Catalogue containing over 300 plans is available for $13.50 (includes taxes, postage and handling). Make all cheques and money orders payable to “Home Plan of the Week” and mail to: HOME PLAN OF THE WEEK c/o...Nelson Star Unit 7, 15243 91st Avenue, Surrey, B.C. V3R 8P8 OR SEE OUR WEB PAGE ORDER FORM ON: www.jenish.com AND E-MAIL YOUR ORDER TO: homeplans @ jenish.com
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Community Companyâ€™s Ambassador Program Provides School Supplies
Telus helps with back to school Special to the Nelson Star
About 120 students in Nelson will receive a nice surprise in time for the new school year â€” a backpack filled with basic school supplies they likely would not have been able to afford otherwise. Earlier this summer, Telus community ambassadors in the West Kootenay gave 120 school bags filled with supplies to elementary, secondary and alternative schools in the Nelson area. School officials will distribute them to students in need. Across Canada, nearly 9,500 students will receive a kit this fall, thanks to the Telus Kits for Kids program.
This year, Telus community ambassadors in the West Kootenay rolled up their sleeves and prepared the school bags for young students in Nelson, filling them with the necessary school supplies for each grade: pencils, glue sticks, notebooks, loose leaf paper, scissors, erasers, pencil cases, rulers, and much more. This initiative was part of the Telus Day of Giving, an annual event during which Telus team members from across Canada donate their time and help local organizations. â€œGoing to school in September is a challenging time for many young people. They donâ€™t need the added strain of not being able to afford the basic school supplies all their friends
have, not to mention the impact that can have on their ability to learn and grow,â€? said Marge Witton, president of Telus community ambassadors in the West Kootenay. â€œThey deserve the same chance as every other student, and weâ€™re determined to provide it to them. Telusâ€™ community ambassadors are volunteers who are passionate about Telusâ€™ â€˜we give where we liveâ€™ philosophy, and this work of equipping kids for school has been an integral part of the Telus community ambassador tradition for many years.â€? Every year, Telus ambassadors provide volunteer services at community events and support dozens of philanthropic programs and initiatives.
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Over the last three months, local Save-OnFoods customers have been donating points for Our Daily Bread. Last week store manager Pete Taillon (right) presented Pastor Jim Reimer (left) with a cheque for $450 which included matching money from the grocery store.
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