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Two police officers testified Thursday that the man accused of burning down Ainsworth’s Silver Ledge Hotel made incriminating statements to them.

Randy Hanoski, 54, is accused of setting the June 3, 2010 blaze and is standing trial in Nelson Provincial Court before Judge Ron Fabbro, without a jury. Hanoski has pled not guilty to one count of arson. Cpl. Darryl Orr told the court that Hanoski made a series of un-

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solicited statements while Orr and Cpl. Devon Reid were transporting him to Trail in an unmarked police vehicle. Orr said as they left Ainsworth, Hanoski told them “I’m really upset the porch is gone, but my emotions got the better of me.�

Orr, who was sitting next to Hanoski in the back seat, said he jotted down a note at the time and then wrote out the exact quote once they got to the detachment. Story continues to ‘Couple’ on Page 4


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“I came to the West Kootenay to get the perspective of rural small business people and their representatives as part of my understanding the issues of small business and tourism across Canada,� said Murray. Murray is the Liberal critic for small business, western economic diversification and the Asia-Pacific Gateway. “I see my role to be, to have that rural lens as well as the urban lens with concern to business and tourism,� she said. While in Nelson, Murray met with Mayor John Dooley and Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce executive director Tom Thomson. “I’m hearing that what really works well in areas like the East Kootenay or West

Kootenay is partnerships. Where chambers and municipal government and other organizations representing tourism and these issues work together that’s been very effective,� she said. “I think that’s a good thing for the federal government to be aware of. I’m hearing that at times the federal government isn’t partnering with initiatives or even like here in Nelson, is declining to share services and collaborate with the city and the provincial service-providing organizations and are going off and doing their own thing.� In addition to Nelson, Murray stopped in Cranbrook, Creston and Trail, and throughout the area she heard some common issues. “There are definitely common themes as I travel throughout rural BC, but there are also some things unique to an area that for example has a very strong industry like the coal industry in the East Kootenay, and there will be some things that are different in a place like Nelson that don’t have a major industry,� she said. “Nelson has a reputation as a place to come and live and a place to come and visit that some other areas are still trying to develop. The need to bring tourists that will actually come and stay and not just drive through but will stop for a day or two or three, and will explore the

Liberal party MP Joyce Murray (middle) with Tom Thomson from the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce and city councillor Margaret Stacey. Megan Cole photo

particular great activities.� Murray said one of the specific concerns to Nelson, from a small business perspective, is the dependence on small business and personal tax levels for funding services provided in the area. “There needs to be a sensitivity to that and anything that the federal government can do to support the municipality helps take the pressure off of the small businesses and the taxes they pay,� she said. Murray said that upon returning to Ottawa she will meet with the Canadian Tourism Commission. “I will certainly be talking to the people that allocate those funds and have the job of showcasing Canada, about the importance of rural regions and rural

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communities in the work that they’re doing, that’s one thing,� she said. “I’ve heard from a number of communities that they can’t get the skilled people that they need. Tradespeople are retiring over the next five to 10 years, and when they can identify a tradesperson from Germany or somewhere else they can’t come in because our immigration system is not supporting that need to bring in people to fill these really top jobs,� said Murray. “In the Nelson area as well as the East Kootenay there is a lot of competition with the oil patch for highly paid, skilled trades jobs, so we need to bring them in from somewhere and the federal government has a role in recognizing that and developing a strategy.� Walk to Town


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Concerns of “commercial creep� into lower Uphill were raised Tuesday night at City Hall. At its regular meeting, council changed the Official Community Plan to accommodate the conversion of St. Saviour’s Hall into a veterinary clinic, theatre, office, assembly use and residential units. During the discussion, councillor Donna Macdonald told her colleagues the amendment encourages commercial creep. The veteran councillor supports the amendment overall, but said council needs to be conscious of what precedent it’s setting. “The Official Community Plan doesn’t support retail, commercial and offices sliding up the hill,� she said. “Council has been disciplined about keeping commercial development from creeping out of downtown.� City manager, Kevin Cormack said he agrees with Macdonald that they want to limit this kind of development. Cormack said city staff has looked at how many buildings in Nelson are like St. Saviour’s Hall, and there are only a few. The applicant held a public meeting in early August and many of those who attended brought up similar

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concerns to those addressed by council. Parking, which is a issue throughout Nelson, was brought up both at Tuesday’s council meeting and at the public meeting. “It’s difficult because I like the plan as it is, but I have to look into the future,� said Macdonald. At the public hearing the applicant, Theresa Hart of Cottonwood Falls Animal Clinic, who has offered to buy the building from the Anglican diocese, said with regards to staff parking “Three of us live close and


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will walk. The fourth will park at my house and walk from there.� But more parking questions arose surrounding the potential for residential development in the hall. At the public hearing Hart said “Ultimately I believe there will be a decrease in the parking demands because the traffic will be less than the [existing] school. I will advocate for increased policing of the two hour time limit. There will be no overnight parking.� David Wahn, manager of development services and

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Couple purchased hotel in 2007 Con’t from Page 1 Orr also quoted Hanoski as saying “I wanted to watch it burn. I felt very frustrated,” and “I got drunk. Then I got angry.” The defence is challenging the admissibility of the statements. Reid corroborated the statements and testified that although Hanoski was quiet at first, while en route to Trail he and the two officers talked about golfer Tiger Woods’ indiscretions, U.S. politics, and about the officers’ duties. He said they did not discuss the arson investigation, nor did

they ask him about it, preferring to wait until they reached the detachment. Orr did not recall the nature of their conversation, other than the statements he noted, which he said were non-sequiturs.

Couple had plans for hotel

On Tuesday, the trial opened with testimony from Hanoski’s estranged partner, Catherine Brewer, who said the fire occurred a day after the courts ordered Hanoski to leave the property. The couple coowned the hotel, used in recent years

THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON 2011 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION NOTICE OF NOMINATION PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors of the City of Nelson that nominations for the of¿ce of Mayor, Councillor and School Trustee will be received at the Administration Of¿ce, City of Nelson, 310 Ward Street, Nelson, B.C. between the hours of 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 and 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14th, 2011. Representation for Council and School Trustee will be as listed below: One Position for MAYOR Six Positions for COUNCILLOR Two Positions for SCHOOL TRUSTEE The mode of nominations for candidates shall be as follows: Candidates shall be nominated in writing by two duly quali¿ed electors of the City of Nelson or for School Trustee of Electoral area 1 of School District No. 8. Nominations for quali¿ed candidates will be received during the following times at the of¿ce of the Chief Election Of¿cer, City Hall, 2nd Floor, 310 Ward Street, Nelson, B.C., from: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday to Friday, October 5th to 7th, 2011 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday to Thursday, October 11th to 13th, 2011 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14th, 2011 The nomination documents shall be in the form prescribed in the Local Government Act and shall state the name and residence of the person nominated in such a manner as to suf¿ciently identify that person. The nomination documents shall be subscribed to by the candidate. At the time of ¿ling the nomination documents, the candidate shall also ¿le with the Chief Election Of¿cer or designate, a written disclosure, as required under the Financial Disclosure Act. NOMINATION PACKAGES, CONTAINING ALL RELEVANT FORMS, ARE AVAILABLE AT City Hall during regular of¿ce hours from this date until October 14th, 2011. FURTHER INFORMATION may be obtained by contacting: Janet Postlethwaite, Chief Election Of¿cer (250) 505-0468 Frances Long, Deputy Chief Election Of¿cer (250) 352-8254 If an election is necessary, general voting day shall be Saturday, November 19th, 2011. Janet Postlethwaite Chief Election Of¿cer

Arson suspect Randy Hanoski sits in front of the Nelson courthouse Wednesday. His trial is expected to wrap up today. Bob Hall photo

as a summer museum, as well as an adjacent trailer. They bought the Silver Ledge property in February 2007 and had joint tenancy. Hanoski contributed $60,000 toward the purchase, Brewer put in $140,000, Hanoski’s brother loaned them $20,000, and they also took out a $250,000 mortgage on Brewer’s mother’s farm. The total purchase price for the hotel, trailer, and land, including transfer costs, came to about $306,000.

The couple moved to Ainsworth in the summer of 2008 and lived in the trailer, although they sometimes stayed in the hotel, Brewer testified. They had “lots” of plans for the property. “We hoped to run some kind of restaurant and rent rooms,” she said. However, their relationship was already deteriorating, and in October 2008, she left Hanoski for a few months, going to visit family in Vancouver and Calgary.

She returned in January 2009, and they attended couples counseling, but it “didn’t go well,” and by mid-June, the relationship was over. Hanoski moved into a heated room in the hotel and slept there, although because the building had no kitchen or running water, he returned to the trailer to use the washroom and cook, Brewer testified. In November, she Story continues to Page 5

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Continued from Page 4 moved into a friend’s cabin and stayed there until the following spring. Hanoski remained in the trailer.

ing in fire behaviour, said they could not ultimately determine what caused the fire, nor whether a liquid accelerant was used. However, the fact witnesses reported the fire burning under the trailer was suspicious, they said. Daloise testified the “lack of remaining combustible material” where the bathroom was lead them to believe the fire started there. “Whatever caused this fire, it burned on the floor,” Prefontaine said.

Hanoski ordered to leave the premises

On May 17, 2010, a BC Supreme Court judge ordered Hanoski to stay in the hotel and Brewer in the trailer until the matter was revisited in a few weeks. By that point Brewer said she was living “hand-tomouth,” but still paying the mortgage on her mother’s farm, without Hanoski’s help. She now intended to put the Silver Ledge back up for sale. Following the court order, Brewer testified Hanoski removed everything from the trailer except the bed, taking cupboards and “every stick of furniture.” She further told the court Hanoski diverted water from the trailer to the hotel. In the meantime, she moved to a friend’s property at Shutty Bench, and called Hanoski’s eldest brother in Calgary. “I was afraid of how he was going to react after the June 2 hearing,” she testified. At that hearing, the judge ordered him to leave the premises by noon the next day and only take specific personal possessions, like a toothbrush and razor. Brewer said she was appointed receiver to prepare the property for auction or sale and given sole occupancy and possession of the hotel. However, during the hearing, Brewer said Hanoski didn’t seem to understand what was happening, and was “lost in the procedure.” Afterward, he “looked devastated and lost and shell-shocked.”

The site of the Silver Ledge Hotel is seen here a few weeks after the fire of June 3, 2010. Greg Nesteroff photo

According to Brewer, she and Hanoski walked down the street, and she said they would have to talk about how to settle matters. “Don’t do anything stupid,” she recalled telling him. “What can I do? I’ve lost control. I’ve lost everything,” she quoted Hanoski as replying. Brewer said she told him: “I don’t know. Just don’t do anything stupid.”

‘Tore’ to the fire scene

Brewer said she went to the trailer about 6 p.m. that evening, but Hanoski wasn’t there. She then went to the hotel, and spoke to him briefly through a broken window and suggested they exchange keys the next day. Brewer said she told him that she wouldn’t do anything with his belongings, including tools and furniture in the hotel. She described his demeanor as “cold and angry.” Brewer said she received a call the next day shortly before 7:30 a.m. from a friend telling her the hotel was on fire, and she “just tore” to the scene. Hanoski was not there,

but she heard he mailed a letter the previous day and told police she was worried it might be a suicide note.

“Just don’t do anything stupid.” Catherine Brewer

Randy Hanoski’s ex-partner

Shortly after noon, Hanoski was arrested near the scene of the fire. He was held in custody in Trail, then released on conditions and has since been living with family in Calgary. Brewer said although she did not have the property appraised prior to the fire, she planned to auction it for a minimum bid of $270,000. Since then, the vacant property has been appraised at $93,000.

Fire started in bathroom, court hears

Two fire investigators testified Wednesday that the fire started in the trailer’s bathroom. Nelson assistant fire chief Mike Daloise and Cranbrook RCMP Cpl. Pat Prefontaine, who has train-





Hanoski belonged to Kaslo fire department

Crown prosecutor Sunday Patola expected to finish her case Thursday. The defence hasn’t indicated how many witnesses it plans to call nor outlined its arguments. The trial is scheduled to end today. The Silver Ledge, built in 1896, was not insured. Although some furniture that belonged to Brewer and Hanoski was removed prior to the fire, Brewer said in court that “a lot of furnishings and antiques” were lost in the flames. Hanoski, who has worn a black suit and tie, sat behind his lawyer and occasionally wrote things down in a notebook, but did not speak during the proceedings. Brewer told the court Hanoski was a wood carver in Calgary, and had a business doing furniture touch-up and repair until 2005, but wasn’t working at the time of the fire. He belonged to the Kaslo volunteer fire department for six or eight months, she added. A handful of Brewer’s relatives and supporters have been present in the gallery. For further updates visit



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Friday, September 9, 2011 Nelson Star


Tough start to the school year


here was a different air hanging over the first day of school Tuesday. Though it was a brilliant September morning in Nelson, the black cloud of a labour dispute between the government and the teachers’ union took a bit of the shine off what is supposed to be an exciting day for all involved. In the first couple days of class, the “teach only job action” being directed by the BC Teachers’ Federation likely went unnoticed by the large majority of students. The first week of school is generally driven by enthusiasm for new classmates, catching up with old friends and the excitement of the education adventure ahead. The stress administrators face because of phase one of this dispute was likely not the subject of first-week dinnertime conversations. With both sides still far apart, the stress level will only rise and the cracks will soon start to become apparent to students. Though the teachers’ union is trying to keep the kids out of it, their involvement is inevitable. The longer this goes on, students will be impacted. Those most at risk are not the brightest kids — they can handle this bump — it’s those children that need extra help that might end up being the biggest victims. So who’s to blame? We’re certainly not going to wade into the game of pointing fingers; both sides do that well enough. And when it comes to labour disputes at this level, there is no easy answers. What we do know is when labour tangles hit this pitch, you need to be careful when sifting through the positions put forth by all sides. The truth is usually not what one side will have you believe. This fight was not unexpected. We have a government and union leadership unwilling to budge. Raising the stakes had to come; we can only hope resolve is in the near future so the impact to kids is softened. E-MAIL LETTERS TO: DROP OFF/MAIL: 514 Hall Street, Nelson, BC V1L 1Z2 Phone 250-352-1890 Fax: 250-352-1893 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

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A Safeco and skateboard quest

y last hurrah of the summer was a memorable one to be sure. For my 13-year-old son’s birthday we loaded up the minivan and headed to Seattle to catch a baseball game. Four 13-year-olds and me. The parents of this crew were surprised at my bravery. Who in their right mind would journey for four days with a group of rambunctious early teens? I assured them my maturity level is only slightly higher than that of my travel companions. This seemed to both comfort and worry them. Needless to say the boys were giddy with excitement when we pulled out of Nelson on our quest to Safeco Field. All four are keen baseball players and for a couple of them, the Mariners game would be their first Major League Baseball experience. Though baseball was the main reason for the seven hour journey west, there were plenty of subplots. Seattle itself is a huge lure for small town boys used to our six-stoplight burg. Pike Place Market, sweet shopping malls, skyscrapers and the general bustle of the big city always makes for an exciting time. The day before the baseball game we were lucky enough to attend a PGA Champions Tour event at Snoqualmie, a totally unplanned and spur of the moment decision. All four boys are regulars at Granite Pointe, so this bonus sporting event was memorable. We spent an afternoon observing up close the likes of Fred Couples, Hale Irwin, Bernhard

The crew in the shadow of the Space Needle at the SeBob Hall photo attle Centre outdoor skatepark.

Langer, Tom Kite, Nick Price and Mark O’Meara. For anyone who doubts how talented these golfers are and what great athletic ability the possess... go see a live golf event. It will quickly change your views. Baseball, the big city and golf legends were not nearly enough to satisfy the 13-year-old appetite for adventure. It turned out that just as important as all these experiences was one they could create and control themselves — skateboarding. Both mornings of the trip we were up at 6 a.m. As anybody with a teenager knows, rousting a kid from bed in the summer is a chore. But the lure of taking in some of the Puget Sound’s best out-

door skateparks made the job easy. Two of the crew were avid skateboarders. The other two hadn’t spent much time on a board and were simply along for the ride... at first. The first stop was Seattle Centre. In the shadow of the Space Needle, the boys skated for two hours straight. There were plenty of wipeouts and even more laughs. As easy as it was to get them up in the morning, it was much more difficult to pull them away. By the end of the session the veterans were thirsting for more and the newbies were totally hooked. Over the next three days we hit three other outdoor parks with equal zeal. Had

I left them alone to their devices they would have likely blew off all the other awesome experiences and simply skated for three days straight. The point of this tale isn’t about how I spent my summer vacation — though I enjoyed reliving this chapter. It’s about skateboarding and how the sport is still perceived by too many. Too often I’ve heard people put down skateboarding as an outlet for punk kids — young people with nothing better to do than thunder down streets, smoke pot and get into trouble. Like any sport, that element is in the mix, but it’s certainly not what skateboarding is about. This crew of 13-yearold boys I took to Seattle are all involved in hockey, baseball and soccer. They love those sports and the team aspect is vital to developing successful adults. They also love skateboarding. The freedom to do what they want without anybody telling them how to do it. To experiment with tricks and fail. To practice hard and succeed. The thrill of rolling down a hill with nothing but four wheels between you and nasty hard pavement. The push to raise money for Nelson’s outdoor skatepark is currently underway. Young skateboarders and their supporters are working hard towards their goal for a facility that’s long overdue. Whether you understand the sport or not, it’s time to support skateboarding and all it provides to our youth.

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Letters to the Editor

Wayne Germaine Serving Nelson & Area Since 1987.

An industrial site worth saving

I think the PECO decks (at the former Kootenay Forest Products site) should be preserved as an Industrial Heritage Site as the last infrastructure remains of Nelson’s logging/mill history. They should be given minimum upgrades to at least the safety standard of the public wharf at the Prestige Inn. Maybe put in some benches and a small simple shade/rain gazebo structure as a public space along a proper waterfront trail, not those little mud/pea gravel overgrown footpaths. Then you’d have a real waterfront project with a few inter-

esting sites and destinations. Needless to say, the days of clothing optional status at Red Sands are numbered; the issue doesn’t even have to be raised. Council could give the developer an incentive to put his hotel on west Baker Street (e.g. the Savoy) and create a hotel district. Crown land gets cleaned up and half or two-thirds goes to a community land trust and the other half or third to green space to waterfront trail and Red Sands buffer. Now you start to have a community oriented waterfront rather than a de-

veloper oriented waterfront. I can’t believe how Nelson is literally 30 or 40 years behind in waterfront planning. Nelson is too small a town to spread the downtown commercial focus into the furthest reaches of residential neighbourhoods. Baker Street businesses need as much non-resident foot traffic as possible. David Sorensen and local contractors can still make buckets of money and Nelson can have a real waterfront and downtown. Donovan Carter Victoria

We need the no growth platform It’s a local election year. This is good; Nelson needs a shake-up. To me, consequential politics boil down to politics of development and growth in our lovely hometown. Who among the people who want to govern us have shown they have the wit, will, work ethic and wisdom for the challenges of 2011 to 2014? I have lived here 24 years. I have stayed informed. I have run for office. I have reported on politics. My perspectives aren’t free of prejudice, I suppose — but I call that my principles and values, not ideology. I still fume when I think of the Kutenai Landing ripoff. Thank luck for the 2008 market failures, so Kutenai

Landing never got underway. Politicians betrayed us when they ignored opposition. Public meetings revealed vocal majorities against the plan; our wise council said they knew “a minority” was anti-Kutenai Landing. The Red Sands and Sorenson development is another fine mess. Not one of the current councillors have shown a thorough grasp of development law, permit process, Crown land data, nor an ability to resist City Hall “experts” and business propaganda that wants to ease developers’ growth schemes. It’s sad. Is it time for a Nelson no-growth plan and party? Has anyone the spine to say

their platform is to stop any developer whose plan is on the same old growth pattern we have seen since World War II? That’s sure political suicide, I’ve often heard. But when humanity is committing ecocide, maybe this time is just right for saying no to re-runs. Listen to economists, who’ve only one solution to world economic problems, and you’ll laugh, cry and/ or rage. Recession? No jobs? Credit crisis? “Grow. Grow. Grow”... the bumper sticker on cancer’s juggernaut. I’ll vote anyway, not expecting miracles. I don’t count humans’ collective sanity miraculous. Am I mad? Charles Jeanes, Nelson

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HUGS — A big bear hug to our neighbourhood. We love your waves, hellos and friendly chit chat at the mailboxes. Thank you.

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HUGS — To the Walmart staff and passing customers who so kindly took care of me when I fainted in the store! What kind of world would it be without kind and compassionate people? This includes the excellent staff at the Kootenay Lake Hospital who so capably got me back on my feet. ~ Grateful

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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. • 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 • 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 Of¿cial 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:


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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.


Sep. 9th -

DJ Terrantino Retro Hits

Sep. 10th - Val Kilmer & The New Coke Live 80’s Band

Sep. 15th - Opiuo Sep. 16th - Ed Solo Sep. 20th - PS I Love You 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

Sep. 30th - Kyprios & the Chaperones Oct. 1st -

Violin vs. Vinyl feat. Kytami formerly of Delhi 2 Dublin

Oct. 7th -

Aaron Nazrul & the Boom Booms with Yardsale

Every Thursday features various dj’s. No Cover!Every Thursday features various dj’s. No Cover!

in the Best Western

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at the Baker Street Grill and a brand new dessert menu featuring all his latest homemade creations. For Reservations Call: 352-3525

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A fascinating evening with some of the region’s best storytellers. These folks spin yarns that captivate and mesmerize children of all ages. Engaging and entertaining, hear stories the way they were told before texting and Twitter. The stories start at 7:30 p.m. at Kokanee Creek Visitor’s Centre.


To all the pug lovers out there. The sixth annual Pugapalozza, to be held at Frog Peak Cafe from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. All pugs and friends of the pug are welcome. There will be prizes for best dressed pug, bigTRILLIUM DANCE STUDIO GRAND OPENING gest pug, littlest pug. Good times will be had by all. Hope to see you Trillium Studio, in the South Slocan schoolhouse, is having its grand there. 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 The Nelson-West Kootenay chapter of the Council of Canadians free. Trillium Studio is located at 3253 Village Road, South Slocan. will hold its monthly meeting in the basement of the Labour Centre The studio is run by three highly experienced instructors: Jennifyre building at 101 Baker Street. All are welcome. Contact 250-352-5274 of Trillium School of Dance, Shauna Robertson of Soul Fire Dance for further information. and Lisa Hanning, certified dance and movement therapist and dance fitness instructor. A wide variety of programs are offered for Relax and learn yoga in the cool of the Kokanee Creek Visitor’s Cenchildren, youth and adults. Such programs include ballet, modern, tre with Jewels. The class will start at 10 a.m. jazz, hip-hop, Egyptian bellydance, tribal style bellydance, world folk fusion, parent and child world dance, contemporary, creative dance MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 and dance fitness. All Trillium Studio dance programs are founded in These workshops are geared towards small business operators infundamental techniques and support students in a fun and positive terested in using video to market or demonstrate their business or environment that encourages creativity, confidence and self-expres- product on the web. Students must have their own recording device sion. For more information on free classes and program details visit 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 or call 250-359-2288. Windows movie maker, Windows live movie maker and iMovie will HEARTLAB COLLABORATIVE ART WORKSHOP be available. These are the programs freely available with any WinLocal art duo heartlab (Anita Levesque and Bradley Smith) will be dows or Mac operating system. How to upload a video to YouTube. offering a hands-on collaborative art making workshop that will com and how to optimize your channel for best effect include a brief discussion about their work. Pairs of any kind are will also be taught. The two-day course costs $200. The class is ofencouraged to attend (e.g. friends, siblings, couples), although any fered by Central Kootenay Community Futures. For more informaindividual is welcome, and will be matched with a partner. Partici- tion contact Janeen Mather at 250-352-1933 ext. 100 or emailinfo@ pants 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 Learn key job search strategies while connecting and sharing informaexhibited in the display cases in the hallway leading to gallery B (with tion with other job seekers. This free workshop is for everyone who permission of the participants). Participants are asked to register in wants to get their job search fired up and contribute their skills to the advance to secure their seat, as there are only 12 spaces. The work- right employer. All four mornings are filled with the very best of Kooshop is September 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Touchstones. The cost is $7 tenay Career Development Society’s job search workshop expertise. for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact the front desk Monday’s course is Uncovering the Hidden Jobs, Tuesday will be Marfor more information: 250-352-9813. keting Yourself to Employers,Wednesday is Resume Tips and Thursday is Interviewing for Success. For more information or to regisiter contact AUTHOR TOUR ENGAGES STUDENTS, 250-352-6200 or toll free 1-877-952-6200. Hugh Brewster captures the tragedy of the Titanic in his latest historical novel, The Deadly Voyage, with historical accuracy and real- TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 life drama. He uses his extensive knowledge of the Titanic, which What tools are right for you? Social media can be overwhelming. he gathered while writing Inside the Titanic and 882 1/2 Amazing Should you jump into Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn? This Answers To Your Questions About the Titanic, to create the novel. course will review the major players in social media and apply methBrewster, a well-known Canadian writer of historical non-fiction for odology to determine what tools are best for your business. This is young people, will be touring six Kootenay libraries at the end of Sep- an excellent precursor to taking any social media programs and/or tember. The Kootenay Library Federation, the Canada Council for to help determine where your resources will receive the best return the Arts, and the Nelson Public Library are please to sponsor Hugh on investment from the wide range of social media opportunities. Brewster’s Kootenay Tour. Brewster will be at the library on Septem- You will leave this course having identified the top two social media programs that best suit your company and the steps to implement ber 28 at 1:15 p.m. them. The course costs $100. The course is organized by the Central KOOTENAY BOOK WEEKEND Kootenay Community Futures. For more information or to register The Kootenay Book Weekend has a great selection for you to read this contact Janeen Mather at 250-352-1933 ext. 100 or email info@fusummer and provides the format to join in for some stimulating dis- cussion and fun. This year they are pleased to have Ruth Ozeki as our guest author. Two of Ruth’s books will be discussed on Sunday, My WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 Year of Meats and All Over Creation. Ruth is an award winning author, Do you have a daughter who’s interested in becoming a girl guide? filmmaker, humanitarian, environmentalist and Buddhist nun. The Girl Guides of Canada will be holding their registration night on talk, which is open to the public, is at 11:00 a.m. at the Best Western Wednesday September 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rotary shelInn on Baker Street. The cost is $10 at the door and tickets can also be ter in Lakeside Park. It a great opportunity to make new friends and learn new skills. For information contact Heather at 250-352-7491. purchased at Otter Books.


The Nelson CARES Society Board of Directors invites you to join us onWednesday, September 28th, 2011 @ 5:30 PM Location: Hume Hotel 422 Vernon Street The Emporium Room To vote at the AGM you must be a member in good standing with a paid membership at least 14 days in advance. To preview a copy of our Annual Report, drop by our office (521 Vernon Street) or visit our website at

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Entertainment listings


The Royal

The Capitol Theatre

Below the Hume Hotel

330 Baker Street

421 Victoria Street

Friday, September 9

Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10

Friday, September 16

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

Saturday, September 17

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

Cops For Kids is presenting Tribute! To the Stars, a show case of world renown tribute artists. Have you wanted to see Kenny Rogers, Patsy Cline and Neil Diamond, but have never had the chance? These three musicians will bring you as close as Nelson can get to the real deal. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. All seat are $26. To purchase tickets contact the Capitol Theatre.

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, 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

Following the filmmaker’s recent journey into parenthood, Conceiving Family focuses on gay and lesbian couples that have chosen adoption to create their families. Against the odds, facing discrimination and issues of legitimacy, these couples are driven by the hope that they will, one day, share their love with the child they were meant to bring home. Tickets are $10. The show starts at 7 p.m.

Saturday, September 24

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 Cheesecake Burlesque Revue 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 show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $16 for full-time students. For more information or to purchase tickets visit

The World Anew BackAlley Studio, 351-B Baker Street

Wednesday, September 14

Adrian Glynn 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.

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.

Friday, September 16

Melissa and Gisto of Wassabi Collective are hosting a Virgo’s soiree. Celebrate life with birthday beats, brakes and bodypaint by Jenny Jenn and M3. Dress your best for this amazing night of dancing and performance art. Tickets are $10 at the door. The show starts at 8 p.m.

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 through Bear Witness 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

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Arts Capitol Theatre Season Series Begins this Month

Something for everyone on Nelson’s main stage MEGAN COLE


Nelson Star Reporter

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rying to put together a selection of performances that appeals to the diverse Nelson community can be a pretty daunting task, but Capitol Theatre executive director Neil Harrower thinks they have a season with something for everyone. “It’s not always easy because we try to determine what people in Nelson want to see,” said Harrower. “Over the six years that I’ve been here, I think we’re starting to narrow it down, and what we’re really trying to do is attract a young audience and an audience that includes kids and young families. “Nelson is sort of a baby factory in a lot of ways. People come here and they have a family, so we want to have something for everyone. We want to have something for the kids that are four years old and up and

we want to have something for their folks that tend to be between 27 and 30 and we want to have something for the people that have been coming to the theatre for years and years.” An important part of the upcoming season at the Capitol is the children’s series which includes everything from storytellers to jugglers to clowns. “We’ve really sort of honed in to what kids in Nelson want to see and it’s storytelling. We had Kathryn Popham here last year with the Velve-

teen Rabbit and this year she’s coming with the Wizard of Oz. We have a comic/mime/ clown called Diana David and also Monster Theatre from Vancouver, who are essentially doing all of Shakespeare’s works in an hour,” said Harrower.

“Nelson is sort of a baby factory in a lot of ways.” Neil Harrower

Capitol Executive Director

For the grown-up crowd, Harrower is particularly excited about one musical performer who will play at the Capitol on March 18. “I’m the most excited about Steven Page. I’m very excited, I love the guy. He was a Barenaked Lady of course, and he’s touring with a friend of the theatre’s, Kevin Fox, who we had here with Barney Bentall two years ago,” he said. In addition to musical acts, the Capitol Theatre

will be presenting two distinct dance performances. “The quality of dance that we have coming through Nelson is also really important because we have two or three dance schools in town. So we have this large audience of kids

who are in dance, that want to see professional dance,” said Harrower. “We have Ballet Jorgen with Anastasia which is a full length classical ballet and we have Move: The Company which is a contemporary dance company and they have a work called Allemande which is going to be fantastic.” The Arts Club Theatre, which brings its productions to the Capitol every year, will be showcasing The Buddy Holly Story on November 8. “The Arts Club Theatre is a bit of a standard fare each year because they bring the best high quality theatre that you’re going to find,” said Harrower. “Part of our mandate is to bring the best possible to our crowd, because there is nothing more valuable than our audience especially in light of the fact that ticket sales keep the theatre afloat and in an economy where funding to the arts is being cut left right and centre, we really need to sell those tickets.” Season tickets for the Capitol went on sale this week, and the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue will help officially launch the season on September 24. “They are a group of women that started this revue in Victoria and they’ve toured from Berlin to Vegas and it’s just what you’d expect. It’s a burlesque show. There is a lot of audience participation, it’s very high energy. We had them here the year before last and everyone really enjoyed it,” said Harrower. For more information about the upcoming season at the Capitol visit their website at Contemporary dance company, Move: The Company, will present Allemande on November 19 as part of the Capitol’s season series.

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Sunday Sept. 11 - 6:30 PM Monday Sept. 12 - 6:30 PM Monday Oct. 3 - 6:30 PM



Sunday Oct. 16 - 1:00 PM

The Sleeping Beauty

Sunday Nov. 27 - 1:00 PM

celebrating the

Monday Jan. 30 - 6:30 PM The Nutcracker

In late August the Vallican Whole celebrated 40 years of being a Slocan Valley centerpiece...

Sunday Dec 18 - 10:00 AM Monday Dec. 19 - 4:00 PM Thursday Dec. 22 - 4:00 PM

photos by Jeremy Addington Le Corsaire

Sunday Mar. 11 - 1:00 PM

The Bright Stream

Sunday Apr. 29 - 1:00 PM


Sunday Jun. 24 - 10:00 AM


TOP — Auctioneer Corky Evans with a painting by Ann Swanson Gross; ABOVE LEFT — Marcia Braundy auctioning a photo from the 1970s; ABOVE RIGHT — Michael Graham, MC for Cafe Voltaire, an evening of poetry and performance; BELOW — Dancing to Brain Child; BOTTOM — Maggie Velisek devouring local organic corn.

Anna Bolena

Saturday Oct. 15 - 9:55 AM

Don Giovanni

Saturday Oct. 29 - 9:55 AM


Saturday Jan. 14 - 9:55 AM


Saturday Jan. 28 - 9:30 AM


Saturday Feb. 11 - 9:00 AM


Saturday Feb. 25 - 9:55 AM


Monday Feb. 27 - 6:00 PM

The Enchanted Island

Saturday Mar. 3 - 9:55 AM


Saturday Apr. 28 - 9:00 AM


Saturday May 12 - 9:00 AM

La Traviatta

Saturday May 26 - 9:55 AM

PRICING FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL EVENT: MET OPERA Tickets $24.00 at the door Season Passes $216.00 in advance BOLSHOI BALLET Tickets $24.00 Adult / $12.00 Child 12yrs under at the door NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE Tickets $24.00 Adult / $12.00 Child 12yrs under at the door Mix & Match Event Pass $144.00 Choose any 8 performances for the price of 6! On Sale Now. Limited Tickets.


Thursday Sept. 15 - 7:00 PM

The Kitchen

Thursday Oct. 6 - 7:00 PM


Thursday Dec. 1 - 7:00 PM



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Flight Fest

Celebrity Tribute at the Capitol Theatre

From Vegas to Victoria Street Thank You SUBMITTED

Special to the Nelson Star

The Nelson Pilots Association would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all the local businesses and volunteers that helped make the recent FLIGHTFEST 2011 a resounding success! Thanks to all who made donations at the gate and especially to the following business for their major financial contributions, without which this exciting community event would not have been possible. Kootenay Industrial Supply Secret Garden Toys Ed Mannings The Bridge FM The Nelson Star Teck Cominco Cowan Office Supplies Ainsworth Hot Springs Granite Pointe Golf Nelson Community Complex Balfour Golf Club Nelson Fire & Rescue

The New Grand Hotel Nelson Brewing Company Canada Safeway, Nelson Pacific Coastal Airlines Andex Rentals Hall Printing Speed Pro Printing Prestige Lakeside Resort Itza Ristorante & Pizzeria Main Jet Motor Sports Beasly Fire & Rescue

A little taste of Vegas will be taking the stage at the Capitol Theatre on Friday, September 16. Cops for Kids is presenting Tribute! To the Stars featuring world-class tributes to Kenny Rogers, Patsy Cline and Neil Diamond. The show features Marty Edwards as Kenny Rogers, Pam Ferens as Patsy Cline and Jason Scott as Neil Diamond. All three artists are seasoned international performers who love what they do. Recent years have seen an overall increase in the popularity of celebrity tributes and impersonators. It all started 30 years ago in 1983 in the Showroom at the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino. Although celebrity tributes appear all over the world, Las Vegas is still considered the mecca for professional and amateur celebrity tributes and amateurs. Edwards, or Kenny Rogers, began his musical career as a lead vocalist and guitarist

Marty Edwards will play Kenny Rogers next Friday.

for a country band. He performed many popular Rogers songs of the time, but never consciously tried to imitate Kenny until 1998 when he was recording his album. While recording, the producer said Edwards not only sounded like Rogers, but he looked like him too. It was at his first benefit concert that he decided to put the Rogers tribute in as a one-time performance. The show was so well re-

ceived that Edwards has been doing it ever since. Ferens, or Patsy Cline, is a versatile singer-songwriter based out of Westbank. She has had two singles including Opposites Attract and Does She which were released in 1995. Since then Ferens has continued to write and perform and her style ranges from Trisha Yearwood to kd lang to Patsy Cline. Scott, who takes on Neil Diamond, was born in Toronto and toured Canada extensively for 20 years. In 1990 he was a record label-signed writer and performer. Scott was the first international tribute artist to win the Be A Legend competition as Neil Diamond at the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino. He was invited back the following October and performed an enthusiastically received audition with On Stage Entertainment, owners of Legends in Concert. The tribute artists take the stage at the Capitol at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 plus tax and fees. For ticket information contact the Capitol Theatre at 250-352-6363.

Chicken Poop for the Soul Author Reads in Nelson and Salmo

A tale of shedding urban life SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

The ROAD KINGS PARKADE ROOFTOP DANCE starts at 7:30 pm Saturday September 10th with the local group Roxy and then the Timebenders show band start at 9 pm.


Hotel or selected Road Kings members or call 250-352-6843 for credit card orders. This years ticket includes a “KIS Freeride” stub for a free taxi ride from 6 pm till 3 am. up to a 3 mile radius from the city limits. KIS FREERIDE sponsored by Kootenay Insurance Services

Finding the heart and soul of the food movement can sometimes mean getting your hands dirty — in a good way. Kristeva Dowling’s Chicken Poop for the Soul (Caitlin Press, 2011) is a witty, humorous and often bizarre journey of trial and error as the author sheds urban life for rural independence. Dowling reads from her book on Monday, September 26 at the Salmo Public Library and Tuesday, September 27 at the Nelson Public Library. Food sovereignty is defined as having the right to determine where your food comes from and how it is produced. In 2008, alarmed by the impact agro-business was having on Canadian food quality and security, Dowling decided to take control of her own food source. In an attempt to achieve 100 per

Kristeva Dowling is coming to Nelson and Salmo.

cent self-sufficiency on her small holding in BC’s Bella Coola Valley, she ploughed under her land, converted her garage to an intensive care unit for chickens and learned to hunt, fish, gather and preserve her own food. Chicken Poop for the Soul is about a common dream: to leave the city and return to a simpler life. Between rendering maple syrup, mothering baby chicks, can-

ning hundreds of pounds of preserves, tracking wild game and growing her own wheat, Dowling finds time to reflect on her new-found tangible skills, her intangible problems and the politics and legislative barriers that face BC’s small farming community. The Nelson library reading is co-sponsored by the Kootenay Country Store Co-operative, who will also provide refreshments in that grand co-op community tradition. “Kristeva’s story resonates with the daily challenges and triumphs of our many Co-op suppliers, intrepid growers who care about how we live on the land, and where our food comes from,” says co-op marketing manager Jocelyn Carver. “We’re excited to be co-sponsoring this event.” Both readings begin at 7:30 p.m. Dowling’s reading tour is a project of the Kootenay Library Federation and the host libraries.

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iShow Opens Later this Month at the Capitol

Myers back with a peek into the future MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter


uch of what we do everyday happens online. Now we have Facebook and Twitter, but what lies beyond, and what lies beyond cars and planes? Is it more technology or is it

“He’s a new guy, and I’m just getting to know him, but I think he’s going to be a lot of fun.” less? Lucas Myers of the Nelson-based theatre company Pilotcopilot is looking into the future and offering a little guidance through his new play iShow. “I enjoy science fiction and speculative fiction and the questions of what’s going to happen in the future,” said Myers. “I came across this

great book A Super Sad True Love Story, by a New York writer and it’s set in an indeterminate future, but he does a really amazing job of extrapolating what it would be like in the future when every single person has their own website and they’re always kind of doing digital stuff online.” iShow combines a website world with the post-technology era where peak oil has eliminated the use of our cars. “There’s this funny thing where online there is this place where all the technology is, but outside we have to ride our bikes around,” said Myers. Through a self-help seminar format, the audience is introduced to Raymond, the lecture host. “He came out of the circumstance of having to do this self- help seminar, so there’s this personality type right there. He’s super confident, but I don’t know if he’s really Story continues to Page 14

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Continued from Page 13 good at it though,” said Myers. “It’s that kind of thing of being able to bluster his way and I think it sort of catches up with him in the play. He’s a new guy, and I’m still getting to know him, but I think he’s going to be a lot of fun.” Throughout the play, Raymond is faced with situations and problems that he has to fix, including power outages. “He has to get on his bike and ride it to start the power up again,” said Myers. Like many of the other Pilotcopilot productions, he relies on audience help to guide the show. “The hard thing about a one person show is conflict because there’s only one of you, so I bounce off the audience a little bit there,” he said. Even though Myers had intentions of incorporating serious themes into

the play, iShow is a comedy. “It’s a comedy so it will be a fun time and be expected to think a little bit. There is an emotional arch to the story as well. It’s emotionally satisfying,” he said. “I decided when I was starting to work on it, that I was going to have all of this intense commentary about what we’re doing, and in iShow as it is there is some of that, but I decided part way through that I wanted it to be funny too. I didn’t want to lecture people about the environment or anything like that.” Myers will be touring with his play Deck, but said iShow could be his only Nelson show. iShow will be Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $16 and $13. Call the Capitol Theatre at 250-352-6363 or reserve online at


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Bomb Scare at Provincial Park

Device detonated at Kokanee GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

An RCMP explosives squad safely detonated a homemade pipe bomb found near the boat launch at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park early Wednesday. RCMP Staff Sgt. Dan Seibel says the bomb and “other explosive material” was found in a suspicious package the size of a shoe box. Although the explosives “had potential for serious injury or death,” Seibel said it “did not pose a threat or safety hazard to the visi-

tors in the camping area,” because there was nothing to set it off. “It was just left in a box. There were no wires or detonators or fuses or a clock,” he said. A unit from the Lower Mainland was brought in to deal with the bomb and detonated it on site. The park was partly evacuated and traffic on Highway 3A was limited while the device was destroyed to ensure public safety. “That’s our primary concern. These explosives in the wrong hands could definitely [result in inju-

ries],” Seibel said. He added while the package did not appear to be intended to go off in the

in a wooded, grassy area. “You wouldn’t see it unless you looked for it,” Seibel said. Police don’t know why the package was left in the park and don’t have anything to link it to a suspect. They’re asking for tips. “Nelson RCMP and [the bomb squad] are to be commended for their efforts,” Seibel said. “It is a relief that the explosives are no longer on the streets or in the wrong hands.” He also thanked park employees and the Balfour fire department for their help.

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News Fifteen Residential Units

Council moves through Creek Street proposal MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

A new residential development could be coming to the Creek Street neighbourhood.

“It would be difficult to develop sidewalk infrastructure in this area economically.” City Staff Report Council passed first and second readings for amendments to the Official Community Plan and land use regulation bylaw to accommodate a development at 2102 Creek Street. The proposed strata subdivision

would include 15 residential units. The development application was originally submitted to council with a proposed 10 units. Since then, the applicant has fulfilled all of the city’s requirements and has revised the application, council heard. According to a city staff report, “The proposal would require an Official Community Plan amendment to redesignate land from low density residential to multiunit residential.” Staff recommended that final adoption of the bylaw amendments be withheld until a covenant is registered on the title that includes two conditions: that the property be developed with four tri-

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plexes and that three of the residential units be developed so that they are “suite ready.” City manager Kevin Cormack said the reason that city is insisting on triplexes is because it meets requests for energy efficiency.

The inclusion of the “suite ready” residential units also allows for affordable housing options in the development. One issue addressed by council regarding the development is that rezoning for multiunit residential areas

typically means the inclusion of sidewalks. But Dave Wahn, manager of development services and sustainability, said he is not requesting sidewalks at this point. “It would be inappropriate for myself

as approving officer to request [that sidewalks be constructed] when there is no infrastructure,” said Wahn. The staff report said, “It would be difficult to develop sidewalk infrastructure in this area economically. It may

be appropriate to request of the proponent the opportunity to donate to an active transportation reserve fund to support active transportation initiatives in the City of Nelson.” There are currently no sidewalks in the neighbourhood.

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Why Use a Realtor®?

I find that people ask me this question fairly often and there isn’t a “one liner” I can give to answer it. The answer is multi faceted, and requires much consideration to cover all the bases. Realtors® undergo continual professional training to keep abreast of shifting and changing Real Estate conditions. Realtors® have the tools at their disposal to market your property effectively & reach a wider group of potential buyers. Realtors® can conduct a thorough Market Evaluation of your property & have the ability to screen potential buyers to see if they are qualified to buy your home. Realtors® have the skills to create a binding contract and keep the deal on track; while avoiding emotional attachments during the negotiating process. We make ourselves available beyond 9am-5pm, to work for your best interests. Statistics provided by the Canadian Real Estate Association show that people who try and sell their own home, end up using a Realtor® in the end, & sell faster and for more money. When you require dental work; you go to your Dentist, when your vehicle needs work; you take it to your Mechanic, and when you want to buy or sell your home; it’s in your best interest to do this with your Real Estate Professional. If you don’t have a Realtor®; find one that suits you and remember that in the end; it is money well spent to help you navigate your way through the biggest investment you have. Contact me at:, or, 250-505-8015, I’m happy to help.


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Kootenay Lake Levels September 7, 2011

For the benefit of Kootenay Lake area residents, the following lake levels are provided by FortisBC as a public service. Queen’s Bay:


Present level: 1744.09 ft 7 day forecast: Up 4 to 5 inches. 2011 peak: 1751.71 ft./2010 peak: 1748.68 ft. Present level: 1743.88 ft. 7 day forecast: Up 4 to 5 inches.

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Been There DONE THAT

First hand reports from local travellers

On Angel Island, San Francisco Bay


Let me tell you about my San Francisco. It’s a city of intense flavours: ethnic, culinary, artistic, natural. You’d be hard-pressed to find a friendlier, more easy going place than the city by the bay. Let me give you a sample itinerary for a long weekend, and then a few more days if you’ve got the time: Day One: Arrive either via San Francisco Airport or nearby Oakland. Choose a hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf, on the seafront, or downtown in the heart of the action. Go immediately to the Tourist Office at Market and Powell St. and purchase your transit pass, good for three days or a week’s travel on subways, buses, trolleys and cable car. Dash across to Nordstrom’s, leave your girl at their Spa while you wait at the Bistro Bar enjoying your first, and well deserved, Anchor Steam, and maybe a big hearty bowl of Cioppino. You know shopping is inevitable; no better place than where you are right now. Union Square is bursting with shops; Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Ave. Now’s the time to get it out of your system. Back to your hotel, freshen up and off to dinner at any of the hundreds of restaurants and pubs. Johnny Foley’s is a traditional Irish pub

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Kootenay International Junior Hockey League

Plenty of optimism in Leafs camp BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

Heading into training camp last week, Frank Maida didn’t know what to expect. A week later, he expects to ice a very competitive Nelson Junior Leafs team for the 2011-12 season. “I’m feeling really good about things,” said the Leafs head coach and general manager who is embarking on his first season as the team’s guiding force. “I was afraid we were going to be a small team, but we’re a good sized team. And we have some speed coming back from last year and some new guys that have that in their game. It’s pretty exciting.” After the team’s first two preseason games with the Castlegar Rebels — a 6-3 loss Wednesday night in Castlegar and a home game last night (after Star deadline) — Maida and his coaching staff now have the unenviable task of trimming the roster. “We want the kids to show they really want to be here which means working consistently for 60 minutes,” Maida said of what he expects at this stage of the preseason. “Now the bar is raised and playing against Junior B teams lets us know whether the kids are ready for this level. We need to know that we are doing what is best for the team and the players.” There are plenty of reasons for Maida to feel optimistic about the upcoming season and it starts between the pipes with 20-year-old Kootenay International Junior Hockey League veteran Andrew Walton. Acquired in a trade with the Fernie Ghostriders in the offseason, Walton has quickly proven he will be an important team leader this season. “We’re very happy with Andrew’s play on the ice and what he is bringing to the dressing room off the ice,” Maida said of his goaltender. Another reason for Maida’s en-

thusiasm is the number of returning players from last year’s squad already in camp and the possibility of even more returning after Junior A cuts this weekend. Six veterans who are sure to make an impact and already in camp include Tyler Parfeniuk, Riley Henderson, Patrick Martens, Colton Schell, Blake Arcuri and Colton Malmsten.

“I was afraid we were going to be a small team, but we’re a good sized team. And we have some speed coming back from last year and some new guys that have that in their game. It’s pretty exciting.” Frank Maida

Nelson Leafs Head Coach

Those still with Junior A squads include goaltenders Marcus Beesley and Darren Hogg, Walker Sidoni, Evan Moir, Marcus Dahl, Adam Wheeldon and Cameron Dobransky. There is a chance some of this group might be returning to Nelson if they fail to crack the line-up at the higher level. Players gone from last year’s roster include four who saw their junior careers expire last season — Taylor O’Neil, Gavin Currie, Joel Stewart and Dustin Johnson. Also not returning to the green and white are Raymond Reimer, Cody Abbey and Jeff Hodgkinson. There are also a number of newcomers who have been showing they will make an impact, including Nicholas Newman and Taylor Carribeau who have made the journey north from California. The Leafs open the regular season next Friday in Castlegar. The home opener is Saturday at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

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The Court Crunch

Squash not dead


Nelson Star Reporter

The Nelson squash community may be facing a lot of big changes, but member Pat Hodgson says the game is alive and well. “Currently, the building location at 330 Baker Street has been approved for redevelopment,� said Hodgson. “Unfortunately what ended up happening is that the owner had an opportunity to rent out the main level space to somebody else, which is the area that had the two better courts and the lounge area.� He’s disappointed to see the lounge go for several reasons, including the loss of revenue to “We have our hopes the squash club. to move to a newer “We no longer facility sooner rather have our lounge facilities, which than later. We’ve investigated a few had allowed us to revenue potential options. collect from the bar and Nothing has come gave us the opto the fore as of yet.� portunity to hold private functions Pat Hodgson and dinners and Nelson Squash Club dances after our tournaments. That’s a major loss of revenue for the squash community,� says Hodgson. The squash club is going to continue to rent out the top floor of the building, which has two courts and change rooms, but Hodgson said this will impact drop-in attendance. “Because of our current situation our dropins are probably going to fall by the wayside because our current situation is only going to allow for key access,� says Hodgson. “So you pay your registration and you get a key to the club, and then you can go in whatever time you need to,� The squash club will continue to operate out of its current location, and is in the process of setting up online booking. But it is Hodgson’s hope that by next year they will be a new location. “We have our hopes to move to a newer facility sooner rather than later,� he says. “We’ve investigated a few potential options. Nothing has come to the fore as of yet. But we’re very hopeful that something will come about in the next six months that would allow us to be in a new facility for next year.� Hodgson has been playing squash off and on since he was 10 years old and encourages those who’ve never played and past members to give it a try. “It’s a great game to play. It’s very intense, it’s a great work out, but it’s also a bit of a thinking man’s game,� he says. “There’s a fair bit of strategy involved which bodes well for older guys like me that we can still play competitively against much younger opponents because we have a lot of dirty tricks up our sleeves.� If you’re interested in getting involved with squash call Dale Summerside at 250-505-3473.

Churches of Nelson New Beginnings By Sister Nancy Hurren, CND

Nelson Seventh-day Adventist Church

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grateful eyes to the world that now September- month of new beginnings! Saturdays: surrounds us. Can those new eyes urge us In many ways this month marks a new 10:00am Family Bible Study to seek God’s vision for our world and all year as truly as January: youngsters return 11:00am Worship Service who dwell in it? Are we willing to lend to their studies, universities resume their 12:30pm Fellowship Lunch (vegetarian) 1:30pm Prayer Ministry our personal eorts to align ourselves programs, churches begin the pastoral and our world to the greater vision of the “Come now, and let us reason together, says the LORD.â€?Isaiah 1:18 cycle again after summer’s slower pace, Creator? many businesses return to full capacity Join us each Sabbath for Bible study, prayer and Christafter the end of the sta ’s summer centred worship in a spirit of true Christian fellowship. holidays. For many of us, the summer has brought moments of peace and relaxation, has enabled us to roam the beautiful land St. Saviour's ProCathedral in which we dwell, to marvel First Lakeside Park, Rotary Shelter Baptist at its wonders and revel in its Ecumenical Service Church Sunday 10:00 AM grace. My own travels brought 611 Fifth Street 250-352-3212 me down through the fruit St. Matthew's Village Road, South Slocan ďŹ lled Okanogan valley to the Worship Service: 10:00 am Sunday 9:30 AM junction of the Okanogan and Pastor: Rev. Scott Simpson (No service third Sunday) Columbia rivers. As I gazed OfďŹ ce: 8am - 1pm Tue - Fri St. Michael & All Angels on those swirling waters, my 250.352.5711 St. Michael & All Angels mind swept back through Busk Road Balfour Part-time childcare available at eons of time, to the centuries Sunday 11 AM Cornerstone Children’s Centre 250-352-9910 that had carved out these banks, the wildlife that had thrived by its waters and the peoples that had survived on its riches and made their Nelson Community Church homes along its banks. My musings carried me to a place of deep wonder and gratitude to the One who created and Marylee Banyard called forth and loved life Everyone is Welcome in all its diversity, and who “Volunteering Abroadâ€? Your Pastors: continues to call us all to fullness of life. Refreshing Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows 905 Gordon Rd us in spirit. The summer has (New to Nelson) called us to see ourselves, (IHA Bldg., back door) 250 551 4986 601 Vernon Street (Middle Level) our world and all within it with grateful eyes, called into existence and loved by God. A Friendly Bible The reading from Paul’s letter to the Romans in the Centre Church CATHEDRAL OF MARY IMMACULATE common lectionary for last 813 Ward Street 352-7131 Sunday reminds us that love You are invited to join us Sunday Mornings at 10:00am. fulďŹ lls the law and that all Sunday Mass Times: the commandments can t4BUVSEBZQN “What is the Answer?â€? be summed up in love of t4VOEBZBN God and love of neighbour. BOEBN 623 Gordon Rd. Nelson BC V1L 5X6 In Luke, the young lawyer, Phone 250-352-9322 • Pastor Rev. Ken H. Keber hearing Jesus speak this same truth, asks Jesus, “but Parish office open weekday mornings. Refreshments are served after the service who is my neigbour?â€? Jesus (AfďŹ liated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada) replies with the parable of the good Samaritan, a parable that stretches the lawyer Minister: David Boyd to see even those whom he Sunday Worship Gathering: 10:00 am would consider enemies as a Nelson Sunday Ecumenical Worship Gathering 10:00 am at Lakeside Park neighbour to be loved. How United Service of Holy Communion do we see those around us, Church Loving Jesus, Loving People, No Service at Nelson United Church This Week who share our workplace, Transforming Lives Pot-luck picnic to follow the service who sit with us in class, All are welcome who rub shoulders with us • Nursery Room Available as we go about our daily 702 Stanley St. • 352.9613 Children’s Quiet Play Space tasks. How does it challenge Summer schedule: one service me to repond to more dire on Sundays at 9:30 am 602 Silica Street, Nelson BC V1L 4N11 needs of persons beyond the Pastor Arden Gustafson Ph: 250.352.2822 • itedchurch ca horizon of my immediate Pastor Chris Wiens circle, who suer in the great tragedies of nature and the • heartbreak of war. Can we 7741 Upper Balfour Rd. • 229.2301 see them as God sees them Sundays at 9:30 am and love them with God’s Pastor Jason Ashley compassionate love? Can we expand our understanding of “the neighborâ€? to include • all of God’s creation with its 2840 Eden Rd. • 359.5065 challenge to care for the earth Sundays at 10:00 am and its creatures. Pastor Jesse Lerch As September demands we return to the more regular pace of our everyday lives. Can we turn those newly

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Merchandise for Sale

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One bedroom house for sale in Procter. 30 minutes outside of Nelson. Steps away from Kootenay Lake. Perfect cottage getaway. Updated plumbing. Reno’d kitchen and bath. New deck. $184,900. 250-5510322/250-505-9511

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

2930 Silverking Road Saturday, Sep. 10th ~ 8am household items, furniture, tools, hay elevator & much more NELSON: Saturday, Sep.10th 8am-2pm 2845 Duhamel Road makita hand tools, table saw, garden tools, ladders & more NELSON: Saturday Sep 10th 8am - ? Corner of Nelson & Behnsen Canceled if Raining NELSON: Sidewalk Sale 800 blk of Victoria St, lwr side. Saturday, Sep. 10th 9am-2pm. Household & home made items, kids clothing, clearance on pond plants & Children’s Homemade Crafts (fundraiser)

Misc. for Sale A FREE Telephone service Get your ďŹ rst month free. bad credit, don’t sweat it. No deposits. no credit checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464. BEASLEY: HD6 (Allis Chalmers) Crawler $2500, Backhoe $1500, heavy duty wood splitter $1500, Sears deluxe treadmill $300, utility trailer $200,Weider platinum home gym $200, Weider weight bench $75. 250359-7300 BUILDING SALE... “â€?Rock bottom pricesâ€?â€? 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers Direct 1-800-668-5422. CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5991 CAN’T GET Up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel Buildings priced to clear- make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure - 1800-668-5111 ext. 170. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 RED ENVELOPE- Unique & Personalized Gifts for All Your Friends & Family! Starting at $19.95 Visit: for an extra 20% off or call 1888-473-5407. SAVE ON Heating! Yukon Warm Air Furnaces. Wood/Oil - Wood/Electric - Wood only. CertiďŹ ed for Canada. Call for factory direct pricing and brochure. 1-800-358-0060. SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

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Real Estate Acreage for Sale 82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. view/lonebutte/ann/

Duplex/4 Plex NELSON: 1201 Davies St. new 2bdrm, 2.5 bath duplex. Half sold, high quality, energuide 80, great views, great location, $349,000 incl. HST, 226-7809. ID#196677

Houses For Sale Beautifully reno’d, 3 bdrm, with ofďŹ ce 2 bath home, 308 Latimer St. New roof, off street parking, at corner lot, river views, fantastic yard, maple oors/cabinets, air jet tub and much more. $379K. 352-9364

Kootenays Serviced lot for Sale 2 minutes from Nelson on HWY6 call 250-352-5977 Waterfront, Bonaventure Park #34. 3 bdrm, 2 bath & shed. Million dollar views without million dollar price tags! Call Lil 250-825-3476 or 250-509-0538. Open houses for two weeks: July 30th & 31st, 2-4pm Aug 6th & 7th, 2-4pm

Mobile Homes & Parks 1981, 14X70, 12x20 Addition, 3 Bdrm, #12–217 Zacks Rd, Nakusp. Can be moved, $35,000 OBO, 250-265-9930

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

Recreational RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, (70 Mile House) .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good ďŹ shing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-3950599. (Please see

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent NELSON: Now Accepting Applications for a 2 bdrm Apt in Quiet Adult Oriented Bldg. N/S, N/P $645 + utilities call 250-352-0118 NELSON: Spacious 1 bdrm on Vernon St. w/d, balcony and lake views! $825/mo + utilities 250-999-9530 / 250-354-3636 WINLAW: Newer quality cottage, 2bd w/loft. Quiet sunny valley views, suitable for 2 people. $795/mo 226-0034

Commercial/ Industrial NELSON: BRIGHT, modern, commercial space downtown, Vernon Street. Great visibility. Open oorplan. $950 + triplenet, negotiable on long term. call Sylvia 250-354-8185

Housesitting Long-Time Kootenay resident available for long term housesitting in Nelson. Up to date criminal record check & bondable. Please contact Phil: email: phone: 250-777-1169

Homes for Rent 5bd, 2bth log home w/views of Nelson & lake @ 6mile in the Middle Road Community. Suits family, 12mo lease only $2000 + util. 604-902-6705 NELSON: 2 bdrm/2 bth, large private deck, fully furnished, DW, W/D, 50� TV, NS/NP ref.req’d $700 + util. Avail. Nov.1 - Apr.1 call 352-7605


NELSON: 3bd/1bth @ end of View St. $1250 + util. Gas stove, laundry, pets ok, NS. Walking distance to schools, parks, lake & Safeway. Great family neighbourhood. 250-428-7789 (creston #) NELSON: Beautiful Mtn Waters Retreat Centre for Rent Nov.1/11 - Mar/Apr 2012. 7bdr/3.5bth, NP 4wd access only $2200/mo incl util. contact 250-509-0553 alternatively 250-354-7758

OfďŹ ce/Retail Accounting professional, spare ofďŹ ce for sub-lease or share ofďŹ ce cost, 601 Front St.,Nelson. Great parking, storage, new equip. & software, contact Anna toll free: 1-855-352-5191 or DESIRABLE OFFICE space for rent: 406 sq ft w/ skylights, avail immed, 700 sq ft store front w/ washrooms and storage area, avail immed, 406 sq ft, lower level w/ window, avail Sept. 1. Front Street Emporium. 601 Front St., Nelson. For more info call Douglas Barber 250-551-4449 or preferably: NELSON: Spacious, private ofďŹ ce,event or treatment room 14’x20’ near Lakeside Park. separate entrance,parking, wiďŹ ,in-oor heat & bathroom. Daily / Weekly / Monthly Rates call 250-551-1078


Shared Accommodation Roommate Wanted: for large ground level apartment. Private yard, utilities, w/d included. NS/NP. Close to Selkirk College (Rosemont)for info call 352-3293/551-8987

Townhouses Nelson: Perfect for family, newly renovated 3 bdrm townhouse. Fenced backyard, near school & bus $1100/month + utilities,no smoking. 353-7404

Want to Rent Family of 3 looking for a 2bdr home for October 1st in Nelson & area. Steady income with great references, call Marcus 250-231-3400 Single, mature man looking for a private/quiet rental in Nelson Area. Non-smoker with no pets. Interested in yard work if needed, can pay up to $550/mo, incl.util. Please call Charlie 250-551-1708 Single Mom with two teenage sons urgently requires affordable housing in Nelson, near services or on bus route. Clean, respectful, will help with property upkeep. Great references available. Please call Pam at: 250 352-9876.


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

Trucks & Vans 1990 GMC SIERRA 4x4 lifted, standard shift new parts paperwork for work done Comes with Dirt Bike or will sell separately MOVING - MUST SELL! MAKE AN OFFER!! 250-357-2708 (Salmo)

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NICHOLAS MARTIN MARAS September 23, 1929 ~ July 14, 2011

Nick passed peacefully at his home on the afternoon of July 14, 2011 on the same land where he was born to Maria (Miros) and John Maras on September 23, 1929, and where he had lived most of his life. In his early years, Nick helped work the family farm with his parents and two sisters. His schooling was at Taghum and Nelson High School, graduating in 1947. As a young man he worked at Burns Sawmill, Kenville Mine and Nelson Woodworking. He was very resourceful, inventive and loved to work with his hands, earned his mechanics license while employed by Greyhound Lines and later worked for City of Nelson, KFP, Acklands and was the small business owner of Maras Small Equipment. He created many ingenious jigs, tools and devices and had a gift for all things mechanical, which he passed on to his sons. He willingly shared his abilities and knowledge with others. He enjoyed woodworking, tinkering in his shop, traveling with his truck and camper and being out in the back country, either on his quad or in his hiking boots. Nick was a quiet man of faith and integrity who was devoted to his family, a faithful husband & best friend, a very proud dad. Nick successfully combated cancer for several years. When this final challenge advanced swift and relentless he was able to courageously and peacefully accept, spending his last days at home in the company of his family and friends. Nick was pre-deceased by his parents, two infant brothers, George and John and his mother & father-in-law, Lorane & Bob Mailer. He is survived and deeply missed by his wife, Bobbie, his sons Rob & Martin and his sisters Kay Maras and Helen Lepine. He is fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews, his extended family and his friends. Mass of Christian Burial and Celebration of Nick’s Life was held on July 22, 2011. Anyone wishing to donate in Nick’s memory, please consider the Osprey Community Foundation, Suite B8, 625 Front St, Nelson. V1L 4B6 Life is Eternal, Love is Immortal, Death is a Horizon and a Horizon is Only the Limit of our Sight


oll of lightning-set forest fires in KootenayBoundary mounted to 62 Friday as reports of new fires were added to the lists at the Nelson office of the forest branch. Twenty-five lightning fires were reported during the day, with Christina Lake reveled as a lightning centre and the number of strikes in the New Denver district doubled. The big outbreak between Crawford Bay and Gray Creek on the east side of Kootenay Lake was one of the most serious in the district. Since Wednesday night it has burned over an area of four square miles, travelling in a northeast direction up the mountain slope. A big crew gained control of the lower side and was making progress in “pinching” the fire higher up. There have been 469 fires to date this season in the Kootenay-Boundary, 159

more than last season at this time.

Dateline September 12, 1938


he school at Shoreacres, used by Englishspeaking and Doukhobor children, has been added to the list of Kootenay schools destroyed by incendiaries. It was burned shortly after midnight Saturday. Provincial Police stated the fire was undoubtedly of incendiary origin, and added that investigations of incendiarism in Doukhobor districtsno one knew anything about it; no one saw anyone around the building at or near the time of the outbreak; no clues remained for a basis of investigation. Incendiary materials apparently were thrown into, or placed in the rear of the school through a broken window. The door was locked and the debris indicated it had not been broken open.

Dateline September 13, 1938


weak first shot, and a second that failed to explode, failed to open a safe when a burglar or burglars, entered the Avenue service station on Nelson Avenue early Monday morning. One “dose” of nitro-glycerin, tamped in with soap, peeled the bottom corner of the safe door but did not open it. A second shot that did not go off, was found still in the door of the safe, with nitro-glycerin dripping on the floor, when the station opened in the morning. The fuse had burned down to within a short distance of the dynamite cap and had gone out. Apparently about 20 matches had been used in trying to light the fuse. Police believe the “job” was an amateur one, as too much soap Story continues on Page 23

Obituaries James Forrest Kienholz

September 12th, 1946 August 24th, 2011

Jim died suddenly Aug.24, 2011 at the age of 64. He is survived by his mother Malendar Williams, his stepfather Stan, and his two sisters Lorraine Leschied (h. Bob) and Beverley Russell (h. Don). He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Jim was pre-deceased by two brothers: Melvin (2001) and David (2007) and his dad Forrest (2001). Jim was born in Nelson and lived there his whole life. He attended Hume School, Trafalgar Junior High and LV Rogers Secondary School. He worked for the CPR, KFP, and Timberland. Jim loved the outdoors and was very involved in community services. The family would like to thank Jim’s many friends and cousins who have contacted and supported us through this difficult time. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, Oct.2, 2011 from 1 – 4 pm at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club. No flowers, please. Donations can be made to Nelson Leafs Hockey Club, Nelson Stamp Club, and/or The Kootenay Mountaineering Club.

Thank you! The family of Nick Maras gratefully Thank all who supported Nick and us during his illness, especially Dr. Noiles and Dr. Walker, KLH outpatient staff, Nelson Home Care, Gerald Sekanga, Nancy Hurren, Fr. Anthony, our friends and family who brought gifts of food, pray, visit, and sustain us in so many ways. Also all those supporting the Osprey Community Fdn. in Nick’s memory. We are forever grateful. Bobbie, Rob & Martin

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Community Networks for New Parents in Passmore

Never too early to start college fund SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Parents of babies and preschoolers may think school start-up has little to do with them, but it’s a great time to make sure your child is receiving the free money available from the federal government for their future education.

The earlier parents access it for their child, the more funds will be available when they need it. Families don’t need to make a contribution in order to access the free money available through the Canada Learning Bond and Education Savings Grant. The Networks for New Parents September 15 event at Passmore Hall will host

Sean Gain, from Growth Financial Corp., who knows all about setting up the required account and applying for the grant and bond. Come chat with him and pick up the parent resources and special gifts that will be available. The event is sponsored by the Heritage Credit Union. This free, drop-in event launches the fall series of

Networks for New Parents, which will continue on the third Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. An exchange of children’s goods (ages zero to six), a healthy lunch, and the chance to meet other families and access information make this a wildly popular event. Babies and toddlers are always welcome — grandparents, too!

250.352.7861 2124 Ymir Road

We Love Your Pets & They love Us!

STILL DOING TIME 250.352.7178 520 C Falls Street Nelson, BC Above Savoy Bowling Lanes

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

Second Chance Animal Shelter Continued from Page 22 had been used in sealing the crack in the safe door to permit explosion of the glycerin.


280 Baker St., Nelson, BC

Dateline September 21, 1938

nnual transformation of the Civic Centre arena took place Tuesday night. On tables and in booths on the big floor, the beauty of Kootenay gardens and the largesse of Kootenay orchards and ranches, made a colourful display of the finest produce of soil and labour, of orchard and kitchen. Off to one end — using part of the curling rink — examples of the art of the district made a brave display as pencil and brush, needle and scissors, saw and knife, plastics and cameras, told their story of Kootenay fine arts. The midway includes the tallest Ferris wheel in the northwest which will tower above the other rides and tent-booths with seats for 40 people in the big sedan-like chairs. Bull Martin will take on all comers at boxing or wrestling in the athletic show. Oddities which have been shown all over the continent are included in the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! show, another feature offered.


Valhalla Path Realty (250)354-4089


Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814

Visit our website for details on this and other career opportunities. Selkirk College Human Resources 301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar, BC V1N 4L3 250.365.1390 |

Call 250-551-1053 for information or visit:

Beautifully updated, move-in ready home with modern kitchens and bathrooms, new windows and doors. Two bedrooms and den on the main and daylight basement with 2-bedroom in-law suite below. A substantial covered rear deck and extensive, low maintenance landscaping in the yard plus new 16’ x 11’ workshop with front porch and 5’ x 16’ covered work area.

Call Wayne 2 fully serviced lots with spectacular panoramic lake views available in this upscale subdivision.


Cha Cha



0.37 acre strata titled lot....$89,900 1.28 acre non-strata..........$99,900 Robert Goertz 250.354.8500

Call Robert EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED 3-Brdm, 2 bath home with a stunning view of the lake and city. Many custom features and built-ins. Level access to stunning back yard and private patio that adjoin City nature park. This is that ‘special home’ that you have been waiting for.


Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584



Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443

A career that fits, naturally. Selkirk College values family, healthy living and a positive work-life balance in the scenic West Kootenay and Boundary Regions.

Applications are invited to teach in the Continuing Education certificate program using in-class or online formats. Qualifications include a degree in a relevant discipline, Instructor’s diploma, five years of related experience, at least two years of demonstrated postsecondary teach experience and a strong background in Windows XP and Microsoft Office Suite. SHORT TERM: possibly September 2011 – March 2012 or as required. Competition #87. Closing: September 16, 2011.

Pets Available for Adoption





Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP)


Dateline September 30, 1938

ritish Prime Minister Chamberlain returned to cheering London from Berlin with what he described as “Peace with honour... peace for our time.” He said: “Settlement of the Czech problem… is in my view only a prelude to a larger settlement in which all Europe may find peace.” He brought with him a joint declaration signed by German Chancellor Hitler and himself that the people of their two nations were determined “never to go to war with one another again.”





James Loeppky 250.509.0804


This 2008 2-bed 2-bath mobile offers stainless steel appliances, A/C and the comfort of owning a home only 4 years old. The mobile sits on just under 2 sun soaked acres with lovingly maintained gardens and fruit trees. Within 30 min to Nelson and Castlegar, this will not last long.


These four pups are a hardy mix of breeds, and will likely range in size from 50-70 lbs when adults. They are 9 weeks old, healthy, happy, full of puppy fun and energy. They are at the stage now when obedience training will help them to become the dog you want them to be. Their KAAP adoption fee will pay for their first vaccinations, spay/neuter, and tattoo. For more info and to visit please call their foster home at 250352-2008 or check out

Investors! Low maintenance, modern construction home. In-law suite in basement currently rents for $1,900/m. Additional suite potential on upper floor. Adjacent to the Kootenay Lake Hospital, it has short term or long term rental possibilities. Main floor and basement have wheelchair access. 4 bdrms, 3 baths, 2 kitchens, ample storage & R-4 zoning make this a solid investment opportunity.

Call James REDUCED $70,000

Yara Chard 250.354.3382


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

Call Yara or visit


KAAP has kittens, lots of ‘em! Benny is just one of the adorable kittens ready to be adopted. Please call KAAP at 250-551-1053.

Friday, September 9, 2011 Nelson Star


RHC Realty

Serving Nelson, Kootenay Lake, Slocan Valley & area since 1908 Each of¿ce independently owned and operated.





New Listing!!!



SOLD 2-3 bedroom half duplex which offers good off street parking, private back yard and deck and a 1 bedroom mortgage helper downstairs making ownership even more affordable.

Attractive family home on large, private lot with outstanding view. Quality is evident throughout this home. 4 bed. 3 baths, office, gourmet kitchen, multilevel decks. Situated close to all city amenities.

Build your dream home on this exceptional gently sloped 2.97 acre river viewlot with a road roughed in to assist in development costs. This site is partially treed for privacy with the option to improve your view.

Great view of Kootenay Lake from the cozy back deck & a short walk to 6 Mile Beach. This 1983 mobile has many recent upgrades; new windows, skirting, vapor barrier & doors.

Call Dave $254,900

Call Lorne or Drew $549,000

Call Brady $157,900

Call Laura $59,500





Newer, beautiful 4 bdrm, 3 bath Timber frame home on 2.67 acres in tranquil riverside community of Glade. Rustic hardwood floors, custom birch cabinets, huge, vaulted living room and lots of light. Endless recreational opportunities, 30 minutes from Nelson.

Very well kept, split level design home with vaulted ceilings, three bedrooms, two baths, and nice level 60 x 120 lot in the heart of Fairview. Must Sell!!!

Call Paul $469,900

Call Glen $315,900

Set on 2.59 acres with access to the rail trail right out your back door is this 1997, 2 bedroom, 14’ wide mobile home. Several outbuildings, huge covered deck and more.



Located on a private corner lot and priced to move, this large family home is close to the amenities of Crawford Bay. Home is plumbed for in-floor heat with additional bath in partly finished area.

Call Lorne or Drew $349,900


New Listing!!!


Call Dave $209,900

A mix of forest, pasture and privacy, 17.92 acres only 10 minutes from Nelson. This well maintained, newly renovated, 4 bed, 3 bath log home with sundeck, sunroom and walkout basement. One bedroom rental until too.

Call Christine $349,900

Call Tad $685,000



Here is a great opportunity to purchase a beautiful waterfront .18 acre building lot just steps from Gray Creek. The lot offers 58 feet of frontage and is west facing. Ideal site to build your dream home or summer getaway.

Call Laura $155,000

Call Brady $250,000




Beautiful Post and Beam Lindal Home with new electrical, hot water tank, and updated kitchen and bath. Enjoy sipping your coffee on the wrap around deck and taking in the mountain and Kootenay Lake views.

An ideal recreational retreat OR a very affordable year-round residence. Two bedrooms, oversized snow roof, double garage, close to the beach & pub!

Gorgeous log home on pastoral 7.03 acre parcel in Vallican edging onto the Little Slocan River. This is a great 4 BDRM, 3 BATH, family home w/ large and open family room, large modern kitchen with it’s own wood stove, and formal dining room .

New Listing!!!

3 bedroom home with original hardwood floors & wood trim, custom built mud room, newer deck and double garage. Don’t miss this one!

This 1979 mobile is on its own land located in Balfour. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, newer windows & exterior doors, covered deck, central air conditioning, 2 storey shed & just steps away from the public beach.

Call Christine $305,000

Call Glen $167,900



Call Paul $429,000


Quick Possession!!!

Call Lorne or Drew $319,000

Call Lisa $1,200,000

Call Alan $265,000

Located just North of Castlegar in the community of Raspberry, this gently sloping .54 acre building lot offers good sun exposure, mountain/valley views in a semi-developed area. Call Lorne or Drew $64,900






Terraced gardens, workshop, wood floors, and rough hewn custom interior doors, new roof, heat exchange pump furnace, storage for bikes and skis, plus new 200 amp electrical service.

Family home in a sunny Rosemont location on a large corner lot. 4 bed. 2 bath. home conveniently located close to school, golf course and bus route. Plenty of storage, double carport, RV parking.

3bdrm 2 bath handcrafted home located on an extremely private 2.99 acre paradise in Ymir. Many new upgrades such as birch flooring, large windows bringing in lots of sun & views, 400’ terraced rock wall and the list goes on. 2 ski hills close by, spring fed pond, gardens & heaps of topsoil, all sorts of recreation in this outdoor dream.

3 bedroom, 2 bath. country home on over 3.5 acres located in a tranquil setting in Blewett. Featuring outstanding views of Kootenay River, detached double garage, creek, Quonset building and privacy!

Call Lorne or Drew $329,000

Call Lisa Now $319,000

Custom built 4 bedroom 5 bath home with 4200 sqft of living space, 3 finished levels provide the ideal family environment. Situated on .77 acres just 8 minutes from Nelson this property also offers a huge garage with finished studio and bathroom above.

Can’t beat this 2 bed. on main and 1-2 bed. down home for affordability. Set up as a suite this home features outstanding views of Kootenay River from the 300 sq. ft. deck, paved driveway, on a corner lot.

Alan Tarr 250.354.8489

This home is solidly built and ready for a new family to enjoy. Living room and dining room have clear Fir flooring. Recent improvements are a new roof and electrical upgrades. 3 bedrooms and a 3 piece bath on upper floor. Basement Suite has one Bedroom & Den and a 2 piece bath. The lot is 50 x 120.

Large 90 x 200 foot benched lot with easy access off Parkview Road. A comfortable 3 bedroom bungalow with wonderful lake and mountain views

Call Alan $349,900

New Price!!!

Call Christine $245,000

Glen Darough 250.354.3343

2 homes off grid on this 40 treed acre very private special property with micro hydro generated off of fast flowing Sandy Creek for power. 3 bdrm & 2 bath post & beam straw bale and 7 bdrm & 2 bath Executive home plus a 2 bdrm & 1 bath large suite. Plenty of gardens, wildlife and so much more in Blewett, 10 minutes from Nelson.

Christine Pearson 250.505.8015

Dave Buss 250.354.9459

Brady Lake 250.354.8404

Considering Buying or Selling? Call

Tad Lake 250.354.2979

Lisa Cutler 250.551.0076

Call Tad $799,000

Paul Shreenan 250.509.0920

Laura Salmon 250.551.8877

Call Lorne or Drew $429,900

Lorne Westnedge 250.505.2606

RHC Realty 250.352.7252

Each office independently owned & operated

Drew Evans 250.505.2466

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