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NELSSON STAR Bre a k i ng n e w s at n e l s on s t a r. c om


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Cougar spotted wandering near Gyro Park See Page 3

Population boom Census released and for the first time, Nelson’s population surpasses the 10,000 mark. Mayor says growth is good and city is equipped to handle it

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Since 2006 Nelson has welcomed almost 1,000 new residents, according to the lastest census. GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Nelson’s population has cracked the 10,000 mark for the first time. According to 2011 census figures released Wednesday by Statistics Canada, the city has 10,230 people, compared to 9,258 in 2006. The additional 972 residents represent a growth rate of 10.5 per cent. “It’s great,” says Mayor John Dooley. “It’s a good indicator

people find Nelson a desirable place to live.” Dooley wasn’t surprised with the city’s growth given the number of new housing units added in the last decade and says he welcomes the increase. “You have to have growth. It stimulates revenue for the municipality. It creates vibrance. It’s good for our rec complex and library. It’s very positive.” The city’s headcount was fairly stable between 1996 and 2006, after recovering from a

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dramatic drop in the 1980s due to the closure of Kootenay Forest Products and David Thompson University Centre. Previously Nelson’s highest recorded population was 9,585 on the 1996 census. Dooley attributed the recent growth spurt in part to the “tremendous amount of positive coverage for our community in Story continues to ‘Kootenay’ on Page 2

The Ministry of Forests has suspended Meadow Creek Cedar’s forest license and fined the company $42,000 for failing to meet its reforestation obligations. The ministry says a recent investigation by compliance and enforcement staff found the company didn’t achieve “minimum restocking requirements” on six separate cut blocks. The harvesting occurred in 2006 and 2007. By law, the company had four years to comply with the replanting requirements of its license. However, none of the blocks were found to be sufficiently restocked when the company surveyed them in 2010. A professional forester confirmed those results in a followup survey last year. Meadow Creek Cedar’s former professional forester acknowledged the company’s violations in an agreed statement of facts submitted at a hearing on December 13. Kootenay Lake Forest District manager Garth Wiggill advised the company of its suspension on Friday, which takes effect at the end of the month. Story continues to ‘Suspension’ on Page 5



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keeping with a general trend that saw increases in most West Kootenay Boundary municipalities. Castlegar’s population was pegged at 7,816 compared to 7,259 in 2006. Trail was up 444 residents to 7,681. Creston cracked the 5,000 mark for the first time — it now sits at 5,306 compared to 4,826 in 2006, and will have to pick up a much bigger portion of policing costs as a result. Percentage-wise, Salmo’s growth led the way at 13.1 per cent. It gained 132 residents for a total of 1,139. Village administrator Scott Sommerville says it may be the result of any number of things — from affordable housing to a new medical clinic. “It isn’t being driven by local jobs, as most people are commuting to work in neighbouring communities,” he says. Sommerville adds many young families are moving to Salmo, as demonstrated by an increase of 20 students at the village’s elementary school this year. Kaslo, the only local municipality that grew between 2001 and 2006, saw a drop this time of 46, down to 1,026. New Denver and Slocan also showed slight declines. Silverton is no longer BC’s smallest municipality, as it grew from 185 to 195 residents, while Zeballos, on Vancouver Island, shrank from 189 to 125. Silverton mayor Kathy Provan says she’s not sorry

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Continued from Page 1 the last 10 years. People see Nelson and the whole region as a good place to live. I wouldn’t be surprised if this growth continues.” He said people who move here typically do so for lifestyle reasons, not because they are forced to. “I don’t mean this with any disrespect, but people will move to a place like Edmonton strictly for work,” he says. “They probably wouldn’t even research what’s available. But we find a lot of people who come to Nelson have researched it quite well. I meet a lot of those folks. They’ve done their homework.” He said the city was “ahead of the curve” in offering healthy lifestyle options, from food to medicine to recreation, and added many people are attracted by outdoor opportunities such as skiing and others by the cultural scene. “People that live here love it and know what we have, and those who come here have found out what we have and want to be here,” Dooley says. He adds the growth rate has been slow enough to be manageable. “In fact, we could probably grow a lot faster and it would still be manageable, if you look at the community’s footprint. It’s difficult to end up with sprawl in a place like Nelson.”

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to surrender the title since it means the community is growing again after declining sharply in the previous census. “We increased, which was nice to see,” she says. “I would prefer it [grow], although I guess we got on the map for being the smallest.”

“I don’t mean this with any disrespect, but people will move to a place like Edmonton strictly for work They probably wouldn’t even research what’s available.” John Dooley Nelson Mayor

Provan, who has lived in Silverton for almost 11 years, figures she knows “a good majority” of her constituents personally. “The more seasonal ones I don’t. But when I was campaigning, I probably knew close to 90 per cent.” She adds that seasonal residents swell the population in the summer. Even so, there are challenges. “It’s kind of sad that our grocery store just closed and the village has a lot of older facilities as well, so just engaging people is tough.” The store, which shut at the end of December, is for sale and Provan says they’re hopeful someone will be House on an Acre

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interested in re-opening it. While New Denver is only a five minute drive away, not everyone has transportation. “For some seniors, it’s been really nice for them to walk to the store. I think it’s going to have an impact in the summer as well.” Rural areas of the Regional Districts of Central Kootenay, where most of the population growth was measured in the region between 2001 and 2006, showed mixed results. Area F, which includes Beasley, Taghum, Bonnington, and much of the North Shore, grew by 246 people to 3,976. On the flip side, Area D, which encompasses rural Kaslo and the Lardeau Valley, slipped by 112 residents to 1,413. Certain rural communities dropped almost in half, including Ainsworth, which declined from 50 to 30. Among those that grew were Bonnington (+51 to 512) and Glade (+39 to 287). The regional districts of Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary combined — which effectively constitute West Kootenay Boundary — had 89,579 people, compared to 86,625 five years earlier. The Kootenays as a whole — East and West — showed a population of 146,264, up 4,154 from 2006. The census is conducted every five years. For statistical breakdown see charts on Page 4 sion Immediate Posses

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Nelson residents will see an increase in water and sewer rates, but city councillors say this isn’t a bad news story. “Communities like Moncton have privatized their water, but we made a commitment long ago to keep our water public,” said councillor Donna Macdonald. Council passed a resolution that will see a net change from 2011 to 2012 of $44.10 per single-family dwelling. Macdonald said that while there is an increase this year, the rates overall are on the decline.

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“It is important that we keep investing in our system,” she said. “The city is diligently moving along with their infrastructure plan.” Councillor Deb Kozak echoed many of Macdonald’s statements. “There hasn’t been an aggressive rate increase in my time at the table,” she said. “We’ve been able to ease back on the rates, but still follow through on capital projects.” Kozak and rookie councillor Paula Kiss said council would hopefully be able to look at the distribution rate structure for commercial properties. Kiss also asked that council look

into rates for secondary suites. “It seems like those who have secondary suites are unfairly penalized,” she said. City manager Kevin Cormack said an analysis of the rate distribution between residential and commercial spaces is being done and will come to council. The rate increases are in compliance with the city’s current five-year financial plan. “Water and sewer are core services of the city and must be properly managed to ensure that these services can be provided into the future,” read the staff report.

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The Stats Can head count Nelson Castlegar Trail Creston Kaslo Nakusp New Denver Salmo Silverton Slocan

2011 10,230 7,816 7,681 5,306 1,026 1,569 504 1,139 195 296

2006 9,258 7,259 7,237 4,826 1,072 1,524 512 1,007 185 314

Change +972 +557 +444 +480 -46 +45 -8 +132 +10 -18

Ainsworth Balfour Bonnington Crawford Bay Glade Harrop/Procter Riondel Shoreacres Six Mile Taghum Winlaw Ymir

30 477 512 321 287 650 273 320 1,003 255 294 231

50 479 461 332 248 620 291 290 958 211 288 233

-20 +2 +51 -11 +39 +30 -18 +30 +45 +44 +6 -2

Area D Area E Area F Area G Area H

1,413 3,781 3,976 1,597 4,289

1,525 3,716 3,730 1,605 4,319

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Suspension by province ‘rare’ Continued from Page 1 The company has three weeks to appeal the decisions. In addition to the fine and suspension, Wiggill issued a remediation order requiring the company to reforest each of the blocks to levels prescribed in its site plans. The company’s suspension won’t be lifted until the requirements are met. If Meadow Creek Cedar fails to meet those obligations, the ministry can do the work on the company’s behalf and levy additional fines to cover the costs.

“I’ve talked to many people across the province. They’re aware of Meadow Creek Cedar and ďŹ nd their practices shocking..â€? Michelle Mungall Nelson-Creston MLA

Wiggill said in an interview that although Meadow Creek has been on his radar for some time, “until now our hands have been somewhat tied.� He issued one exception to the license suspension to allow the completion of logging on one cut block, to protect the interests of the contractor who is being paid directly by log buyers. “Other than that, all operations are suspended effective February 29,� Wiggill says. “That’s the first step toward cancellation if we go that route.� However, the company must first be given an opportunity to comply with the remediation order. “To lift the suspension they have to reforest those sites that are in contravention. They can’t do that under snow, so they’re going to have to wait until summer.� There are 7,000,000,000 people. There are 9,000 blue whales.

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The company has been given an August deadline. The fine isn’t directly tied to the suspension, but Wiggill says it can be if it remains unpaid 90 days after the appeal period expires. “Once [owner Dale Kooner] is in default of that, I could add that to his suspension. But because he’s not in default as of today, I can’t.� The province can also take other steps to ensure payment, including issuing liens on properties. Wiggill says he determined the $42,000 fine by considering the “gravity and magnitude� of the situation, ruling that the company’s violations affected the longterm timber supply. “Planting trees after logging is one of the fundamental requirements of forestry practices in BC,� he says. “If you’re going to have the right to log, you need to follow up with reforestation.� He also took into account the company’s poor performance over the last three to five years, what economic benefit it gained by not replanting, and the need for deterrence. The six contraventions had a maximum penalty of $50,000 each. “So I could have gone up to $300,000,� Wiggill says. “But I looked at the situation, removed all economic benefit and applied a deterrent roughly 2.5 times the economic benefit.� Wiggill has been manager of the Kootenay Lake District for about a year, and was district manager in Clearwater for three years before that. He says the $42,000 fine is the largest he has assessed in that time, although he is aware of larger ones in cases where the economic benefit resulting from the infraction was greater.

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The suspension is the first he’s issued to a major licensee, although he has handed out others to holders of woodlot and salvage licenses. Ministry spokeswoman Vivian Thomas concurred that suspensions of forest licenses are “very rare� and “staff recall only a handful across the province.� Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall says she was “not entirely surprised� by Wednesday’s announcement. “It seemed to be the inevitable conclusion,� she told the Star. “I’ve talked to many people across the province. They’re aware of Meadow Creek Cedar and find their practices shocking. “That said, will Meadow Creek Cedar comply or appeal, and how long are they potentially able to drag this out and keep the community from moving forward?� Mungall hosted a public meeting at Meadow Creek in December to discuss a community response to difficulties created by the company’s practices. About 50 people talked about economic development in the Lardeau Valley, including the potential for a community forest and rebuilding the agricultural sector. Mungall says they left

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Friday, February 10, 2012 Nelson Star

Editorial Welcome to the 10,000 club


umbers don’t lie and Wednesday’s census tally confirms what most of us already know: Nelson is a great place

to live. For the first time the population within city limits has burst through the 10,000 mark. The Statistics Canada count reveals that 10,230 people now call Nelson home. That’s 972 more than the last count in 2006 or a 10.5 per cent increase. The why is easy. Nelson is located in an incredible part of the world and offers those who choose to live here a lifestyle unrivaled in small town Canada. Whether people stumble upon it, discover it thanks to positive press, are told by friends or are lured by the legend... it’s clear we have the “it” factor going for us. The jump in population should come as no surprise to anybody who has lived here for a decade or more. Compared to the mid1990s, over the last few years there has been a relative building boom within city limits. The housing stock has increased significantly and Stats Canada now tells us there are actual people living in those dwellings. There is an obvious bright side to bulging numbers. More people means a more vibrant community socially and economically. The fact most people who move here put a tremendous amount of thought into relocating also means newcomers who arrive do so for the right reasons. With every glass that’s half full, there is one half empty. Mayor John Dooley says the rate of growth has been slow enough that it’s manageable. “In fact, we could probably grow a lot faster and it would still be manageable, if you look at the community’s footprint,” he told the Star. “It’s difficult to end up with sprawl in a place like Nelson.” True enough. But even looking at the most obvious sign of growth — traffic on our streets — shows council needs to be very cognizant in dealing with the potential problems that can come with the increase in numbers. Making it into Canada’s 10,000 Club is something we all need to think about. It’s an historical high water mark that brings opportunity and challenge all at the same time. The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a selfregulatory 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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ne of my favourite nonagenarians died last week. Dave Macdonald, who passed away in Nelson at 94, was among the first people I’d ask whenever I had a local historical question. His elephantine memory rarely disappointed. He had the distinction of being one of the last remaining natives of the Boundary ghost town of Phoenix, where his father Russell was a crusher boss at the mines. His mother Maggie came to Canada from Scotland after her father died in a coal mining accident. The couple married in Greenwood in 1909. Two of Macdonald’s siblings were also born at Phoenix: elder brother Roy, who died in 1950, and younger sister Betty, who survives him. She was reputedly the last baby born there. (In a story for Route 3 a few years ago, I wrote that Dave and Betty were among the final eight surviving Phoenicians. In fact, there were several more I didn’t know about until I saw their obituaries.) When the demand for copper collapsed at the end of World War I, so did the town. The Macdonalds were among the last to leave, departing in 1920 for Grand Forks where the Granby smelter was disassembled. They followed the company’s coal operation to Cassidy and then Copper Mountain, near Princeton. “We just got there and they shut the thing down,” Dave told me. “The con-

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Nelson’s Dave Macdonald, who died last week at 94, was among the last surviving people born in the ghost town of Phoenix, and had the birth certificate to prove it.

struction of West Kootenay Power’s No. 1 plant was going in 1924, so Father came over and got the job as master mechanic.” Dave attended school in South Slocan and remembered seeing future prime minister Robert B. Bennett speak at the No. 3 plant hall in 1929. After completing Grade 11 in Nelson, he went to work with his father at West Kootenay Power His first assignment was digging pole holes in the Boundary at Camp McKinney. His career was interrupted by World War II and deployment with the

army to Scotland — where he met Henrietta (Rita) Kellie, whom he married in Edinburgh on June 3, 1944. They returned to Canada, and Dave returned to West Kootenay Power, where he stayed for 40 years, eventually becoming head of the welding shop at South Slocan. He proudly declared he was the last of the crew that did soundings for the original Brilliant powerhouse. Following his retirement in 1976, Dave and Rita moved to Nelson, where he built bizarre sculptures and wrote crazy poems.

He was also a fount of local history. For quite a few years, he’d phone me at work just about every Saturday. When I’d ask how he was, invariably the answer was “Still here.” We’d chat about whatever historical project I was working on, and more often than not, he’d tell me something I didn’t know or point me in a new direction. His memory was not infallible, and when he wasn’t sure of something, he said so, but on the whole, he was blessed with preternatural recall. I didn’t hear from him as often in recent years — we only spoke every few months. I tried to phone him on January 2 to wish him a happy birthday, but there was no answer. When I finally caught up with him a week or so later, he sounded frail. He explained he’d spent Christmas in hospital with the flu. I didn’t realize it would be our last chat. The conversation turned, as it always did, to local history. He confirmed the name of a Bonnington man killed while working as a lineman for the Northport Power and Light Co. in 1919, and then told me about the man’s family. “Oh, lots of history,” he chuckled, as he often did. His sign-off was always the same too: “Keep smiling. Tee-tee.” Tee-tee, Dave. Greg Nesteroff is a reporter at the Nelson Star. He can be reached at

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Serving Nelson & Area Since 1987.

Solutions to our problems History has a way of repeating itself. I see four issues in the city now as I have for years: dogs on Baker Street, parking downtown, loitering on Baker Street and shopping locally. Let me start on shopping. I am third generation Nelson born. My father taught me at a young age that I make my living in Nelson, I spend it here. I don’t go out of the area to go shopping. I feel proud when I purchase in town knowing it supports fellow citizens to be able to work here and raise their families. I have two grown sons who had to leave to find work. On several large purchases we have saved substantially by buying local, plus the service is here for us. But I do find it ironic for businesses to say buy local with signage next to out-of-area car dealers signs on the back of their vehicles! Concerning dogs on Baker Street. J.L. Craig is out to lunch on this (“Town of nutters” February 1 Nelson Star). This bylaw came in the spring of 1995, we were in a by-election to elect a new mayor. It was the council

of the day minus the mayor who passed it. You could not walk on the sidewalk for the dog crap, couldn’t plug your meter for dogs tied to them. I personally got involved when my son was bit by a dog on a leash and had to run into what then was Woolworths to get away from it.

“My father taught me at a young age that I make my living in Nelson, I spend it here. I don’t go out of the area to go shopping.” Dogs don’t belong downtown. It hurts tourism? I doubt it. Where do they leave them while skiing, can’t take them on the chairlift. The last time I was up, signs in the parking lot said no dogs and what responsible owner would tie it up all day in a frozen parking lot? When you go into an establishment, where do you leave it? In Vancouver and seven other cites in BC, if you tie it on the street it gets impounded

and owner gets $250 fine. Baker Street has very narrow sidewalks busy with trees and sandwich board signs, not to mention groups talking. It gets pretty cluttered. Loitering is the same as all cities. We have to find something for them to do. Most are not homeless but live in the downtown area. To move them down the street to pass the problem to your neighbours. Parking has been a problem for as long as I remember. The solution is not to remove the amenity areas, it is to build another parkade or off street parking. This problem got worse this past year with more patios, the new electrical upgrades and more traffic. One solution for the time being is the vacant lot where Esso was. Put a meter in like at the Prestige, tell the oil company to donate or expropriate it. A good location for a parkade is the parking lot behind the White Building and court house.The taxpayers already own them, put a couple floors up. John Riesterer Nelson

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HUGS. To all my wonderful friends, coworkers and customers who will make me miss Nelson so much! Hugs also to the best employers I’ve ever had — the little building centre by the airport that grew. Quesnel bound and thinking of you all! SLUGS. To the Grumpy Landlord... so does that mean you would pro-rate February and not charge your tenants a regular full months rent (in a non-leap year) when normally there are 30/31 days in a month?!?! Give me a break. SLUGS. To anyone who doesn’t realize how important the youth centre is to this town. Have you ever even been inside? Spend an evening down there and talk to some of the youth that use that place, then decide whether it’s an important asset to the community or not. I would hope the mayor of this town has at least done that. SLUGS. To the young mother who let her toddler play, with bare hands, in the bins of bulk foods at the store as if they were a sandbox, then smoothed it over, closed the

lid and said, “We don’t need any of that today dear.” Grow some brains and manners! - Immune compromised SLUGS. To the big city residents who moved here for the quiet, slower pace of life but continue to drive like they are in the big city. Slow down people. It is three blocks through the downtown core. - Cautious in the crosswalks SLUGS. Really people! Do you honestly think when you are out walking your dog in Kokanee Park in the winter (when there are no garbage cans and no park employees on site) that it is acceptable to pick up your dog’s poop in a plastic bag and then leave it lying on the ground by the main washroom? Who do you think is going to pick it up? You should take your little plastic bundle home with you and dispose of it yourself. I certainly don’t envy the poor park employees who have to clean up this mess when they return to work in late spring. SLUGS. A big slug to those who don’t stop at pedestrian cross walks!!!

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Fourth in a Series of Pioneer Profiles

Bringing vintage wheels back to life GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter


rescent Valley’s Ray Kosiancic was acquiring vehicles before he could legally drive them. In 1947, at age 14, he bought a tired and worn 1928 Model A Ford for $150 and put in a rebuilt motor. The following year, he got his driver’s license. Since then he’s owned and driven all manner of automobiles, from school buses to milk trucks, farm equipment to classic cars — as often as not rescuing them from oblivion. “I have about a dozen, but some don’t count,” he says. “They need to be restored. I’ve got models I really like but I’m not going to do it. Takes a lot of time, and at this stage I just enjoy driving them.” (His favourite is a yellow 1972 GM Screaming Jimmy that has Slocan Motor Freight decaled on the side.) Kosiancic has restored all three of his father’s trucks, beginning with a 1927 Chev one-ton

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Ray Kosiancic (above) at his Crescent Valley property and (right) in the 1960s with his milk truck.

used on the family farm, which he and his siblings learned to drive on. “It was a workhorse for years, up until 1950 when Dad bought a new GMC ton and a half. We used that truck for delivering wood and sawdust when the sawmill was running.” Long abandoned in the field by the time Kosiancic set to work, “it was in terrible shape,” with the old wooden cab falling off.

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“So I started out from a frame and restored the wheels, put a steam engine in it, built a body for it, and spent a good three years just working on that little truck. It’s become quite famous, especially with the steam clubs.” He also has the 1950 GMC plus a 1937 three-ton that

were in equally bad shape, but have since been returned to their original glory. Some of Kosiancic’s vintage cars have been in movies: he rented them out for Snow Falling on Cedars — although covered with fake snow, they were unrecognizable. An all-day shoot aboard the old MV Anscomb

on Kootenay Lake resulted in a onesecond scene. His vehicles and farm will be shown to better advantage in the forthcoming L.V. Rogers production Project Turquoise Snowflake. Kosiancic turned down a speaking part — he appears in the background “here and there” — but the farm was one of the primary sets. “Old vehicles, plus everything from the house to the shop to the garden, to views of the land. They did a lot of shooting out here,” he says. Kosiancic, 78, still owns 15 acres of the original 400-acre family property his grandfather acquired more than a century ago. He grew up helping his uncle Jack on the farm, and then bought it when he was 24, after much haggling with the bank. “I finally got a down payment and went from there. It was so hard because there wasn’t much income and I didn’t really know what to do. I tried a little of everything from pigs to chickens to some root crop.”

But what really paid the bills was milk. He and late wife Ida ran Raida’s Dairy (a combination of their first names) and delivered raw milk from Slocan Park to Corra Linn until tightened regulations forced them to quit in the early 1970s. Kosiancic then spent 25 years as a popular school bus

driver — and after retirement, bought his own bus, “just for the hell of it.” His family photos are featured throughout Rita Moir’s recent book, The Third Crop, whose title he helped inspire. For more photos from Kosiancic’s family albums, visit

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The St. Joseph School parents support group and cellist Jeff Faragher present A Love of Music: Sparking a Musical Passion for Life. The evening of music, BC wines, cheese and a silent auction helps raise money for the school music program to purchase xylophones. The event takes place Friday, February 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the school gymnasium at 523 Mill Street. Admission is $5 per person. Donations will also be accepted at the door. Please contact the office to reserve your ticket today at 250-352-3041.

L.V. Rogers will be having a bottle drive Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will be collecting door to door, but we also have an account set up at the bottle depot called LVR Grad 2012 that people can bring their bottles to at any time.

Want a fantastic way to help cure those winter blues? Do you love to listen to local musicians and savor decadent desserts, in an intimate café setting? If this sounds tempting to you, Mt. Sentinel Stage Band students invite you to attend the annual Café Jazz fundraiser at the school, Wednesday February 15 from 7 to 9:30 p.m., featuring popular local band Hornography! For more information, please call Linda Verishine at 250-359-5998 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

A Valentine coffee party will be held at the Nelson United Church on Friday, February 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be baking and books for sale. Admission is $3. The Canadian Doukhobor Society invites the community to attend their annual day of love on Sunday, February 12 at 11 a.m. at Tarrys Hall. Everyone is welcome. Contributions to a vegetarian potluck lunch are appreciated. Please bring your food ready to serve. For more information call Alex Wishlow at 250-428-4419. On Sunday February 12, from noon to 5 p.m., Slocan Integral Forestry Co-operative (SIFCo) is hosting a free family-oriented winter celebration day at Valley View Golf Club in Appledale in the Slocan Valley. We would like to

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invite you to this event to celebrate the 25-year tenure SIFCo has just been granted, to manage over 35,000 acres of land here in the Slocan Valley. Enjoy the company of others and play Scrabble every Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Wait’s News at 499 Baker Street.

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Seattle. The spinathon will start at 11 a.m. Participants can bring their own bike and trainer, or they can use one of the gym’s spinbikes. To get in on the action, it will be a minimum $10 donation to the ride. More information can be found at FOR KIDS

Dementia/Alzheimer caregiver education workshop at Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus, Thursdays, February 16, 23, March 1, 8, and 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost for the series is $40. To preregister call 250-352-6601. For more information call 250-352-6788, 1-877452-6788 or The Nelson and District chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women will meet on Saturday, February 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Guest speaker is Ruth Langevin on the Kindermusik program. For further information please contact Pat Reid at 250-505-5561. Nelson and District Hospice Society will be offering a six week grief support series every Thursday until February 23 from 10 a.m. until noon for adults grieving the death of a loved one. If interested, please contact Pre-registration is required. Curious to learn more about how our taxes fund the military? Eager to find constructive ways to work for peace? Conscience Canada will host a Peace Cafe on Wednesday, February 22, 6 p.m. at SelfDesign High. The evening will feature hot soup and plenty of food for thought. The event is by donation. All are warmly invited to attend.

Carnaval d’Hiver is coming. All ages are welcome to join us outside at the Trafalgar school grounds on Friday, February 10, 7 to 9 p.m. and celebrate winter fun and French Canadian culture and language. The event is free, but bring your toonies for “la pièce de résistance” from the cabane à sucre — maple sugar taffy. For information please contact On Saturday, February 11 the Nelson Grans are once again hosting the children’s craft and tea party At Nelson United Church from 9 a.m. until noon. Cost is $10 per child aged 3 to 10 years old. Activities include new crafts as well as favourites from previous craft parties. Tickets can be purchased from Sensation Clothes Shoppe at 534 Josephine Street behind BCAA. Tickets are also available from the Grans. Come down to Touchstones Nelson for the winter family fair on Sunday, February 12 from noon to 4 p.m. There will be a puppet show, Valentine card making, a craft with Forest for the Trees artist Barabara Maye and much more. There will be snacks and hot apple cider provided by Ellison’s Market and SaveOn-Foods. The event is being held by donation and half the proceeds raised will go to the Nelson BCSPCA branch. All ages are welcome. NELSON’S 2011 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

All seniors welcome to a potluck luncheon to be held at the Senior Citizens’ Association Branch No. 51, located at 717 Vernon Street. Luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, February 24. For further information, call 250-352-7078 weekday afternoons. On Saturday, March 3 there will be a Spinathon at the Nelson and District Community Complex, benefiting the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. The ride to conquer is a two day ride on June 16 and 17 from Vancouver to

This is the 48th year that the Nelson Knights of Columbus have sponsored this event. Nomination papers are located at Nelson City Hall administration, Sonja’s China Cabinet and Chamber of Commerce. A cover letter is enclosed with the nomination papers. Deadline for nominations is 4 p.m. February 29. There’s a selection committee composed of five judges of which one is the chairman. These are citizens from Nelson chosen by the chairman. Details and criteria for nominations are in the letter and nomination form.


Kootenay DanceBeat Club presents their Valentine’s Day Extravaganza. Enjoy an evening of romance, dance and chocolate on Saturday, February 18 at the Playmor Junction Church. There will be a Tango ini-lesson at 7:30 p.m. and then a rockin’ varied playlist from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The evening is $5 for members and $8 for non-members. For more information visit To participate in Scottish country dancing head down to Central School gym every Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Beginners welcome. For more information contact Kathy at 250-3597545, June at 250-352-1836, or Beverly at 250-352-7850. Do you like playing table tennis? Stop by Blewett elementary school between 5 and 7 p.m. every Wednesday when school is in session. There is a $2 drop in fee. Contact K. Rosenberg for more information. WORKSHOPS

Ellison’s Market will be hosting free weekly workshops on various topics from gardening, gluten-free baking, nutrition basics, supplements, sugar alternatives, chicken raising, composting, and much more! This Saturday, February 11 will be a nutritional detox workshop. The workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Ellison’s Market Cafe at 523 Front Street. For more information call Jessica at 250-352-3181 AT TOUCHSTONES NELSON

Can you imagine gathering around the radio in the evening for your favourite program instead of a television? A new exhibit at Touchstones Nelson, The History of Radio in Nelson, remembers that time, when radio was the center of news and entertainment in most of our homes. Visitors will not only be able to see vintage radios, amateur radio gear and other related items, but also hear a sampling of old time radio shows being played in the gallery. The exhibit will run from February 4 to April 8, with an opening reception scheduled for Friday, February 10, 7 to 9 p.m. For information call 250-352-9813 or visit their website at Touchstones is located at 502 Vernon Street.

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News Local MS Society to Host Summer Event

A bike tour classic SAMUEL DOBRIN Nelson Star Reporter

Summer may be a long way away yet, but those seeking an adventure on their two-wheeled steed now have a new tour to mark on their calendars. The West Kootenay Glacier Challenge: A Heritage Tour is the new Multiple Sclerosis bike tour coming to the area this August. One of 26 MS bike tours in Canada, the fundraising event will take cyclists through the West Kootenay on a historic route. “We’re really excited about the tour,” said Leona Dimock, fundraising co-ordinator for the West Kootenay chapter of the MS Society of Canada. “We’re hoping to not only attract locals, but people from outside our region who want to experience a bike tour in the West Kootenay.” After placing a proposal with the national office, the West Kootenay Chapter re-

ceived approval to host the bike tour last November. “We had to jump through a number of hoops, but we got approval so we’re pretty excited,” said Dimock, adding that in the West Kootenay it’s a given that a bike tour would be successful.

“We’re hoping to not only attact locals, but people from outside our region...” Dimock said the organization needed to find additional funding to continue supporting their chapter services. “We’ll continue to do all our other fundraising events and this is an additional one because of economic times, it’s harder and harder to get donations.” The two-day pledge event, beginning on August 18, starts in New Denver and goes to Nelson via Slocan. On

the second day the tour travels from Nelson back to New Denver via Kaslo. Dimock said the tour is the longest MS bike tour in Canada. Participants will be supported along the entire route with refreshments and lunch as well as dinner and entertainment during their overnight stay in Nelson. “We’ll also be providing information and insight to the riders about the history of the area that they’ll be touring,” said Dimock. Those interested in registering for the event can do so at as an individual or in a team. The current early-bird registration fee is $25, and if participants register during the week of Valentines Day, they will receive a $5 gift card to either Oso Negro or Tim Hortons. The MS Society provides services not only for those who have MS, but for their families, caregivers or anyone affected by MS.

Trafalgar Students Take the Lead on New Code of Conduct

In the spirit of kindness SAMUEL DOBRIN Nelson Star Reporter

Trafalgar Middle School’s new code of conduct has engaged students beyond the detention room — it’s entirely student generated. “We went to every classroom and had input from the kids for what they want to see in their code of conduct,” said Murray Shunter, a teacher at Trafalgar. “They’ve come up with just real excellent code of conduct which replaces sort of the dictatorial rules of school that’s laid down on them and now this is something that’s a little more healthy that applies to the students and the staff.”

The new code of conduct was created in the form a medicine wheel, a symbol from aboriginal culture, which has four directions and is related to the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical parts. “The idea of the medicine wheel is that you balance each of the four directions, you don’t just focus on one point,” said Shunter. “We wanted to create something that would involve the kids and allow them to make Trafalgar a better community.” The medicine wheel was presented to the school during an assembly recently with a round dance — an aboriginal friendship dance that the school had been practicing.

Shunter said the classes had been practicing the dance separately, but the assembly was the first time all 500 students and staff participated in it together with an aboriginal drum group in the centre. “We’re hoping it will have a huge impact on not just the students, but the staff as well. If people follow it and they balance their life using this it will make us better and stronger as a school in the community,” said Shunter. While it’s yet to be seen how the new code of conduct affects the school, Shunter said everyone involved is very supportive of it. “We’re looking forward to what happens.”

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Touchstones Nelson’s upcoming exhibition Forest for the Trees brings together four regional artists whose work explores our relationship with the natural landscape. The exhibition will include sculpture, installation, painting and photography. First Nations spiritual beliefs are explored in Barbara Maye’s investigation into the life stories of trees and Tanya Pixie Johnson’s mixed media works which examine the cultural history of the Slocan River. Nadine Stefan’s constructed “habitat� and Ian Johnston’s reconstruction of a felled cherry tree reflect on our cultural perceptions of nature and our use of natural resources. A person who “can’t see the forest for the trees� focuses only on the details of what is right in front of them, rather than considering the bigger picture. This exhibition invites us to think about where we live and our connections and disconnec-

One of the artists featured is Tanya Pixie Johnson, whose mixed media works examine the cultural history of the Slocan River.

tions from nature. Everyone is welcome to the opening reception at Touchstones Nelson tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (members preview at 6:30 p.m.). There will also be a group artist talk on March 1 at 7 p.m.

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The new Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) program helps low-income B.C. seniors and people with disabilities make home modifications for safe, accessible and independent living.

furnaces, or maintenance work. ,AUNCHEDIN*ANUARY (!&)IS funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia through the CanadaB.C. Affordable Housing Initiative. Through THE(!&)PROGRAM  million in grants or forgivable loans will be distributed to qualifying B.C. residents over the next three years. To qualify for assistance from HAFI, recipients must be a low-income senior or person with a disability, a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, and a B.C. resident. Someone in the household must have a permanent disability or loss of ability that makes it difďŹ cult to perform day-to-day activities. As well, the total household income and assets must be below a certain limit. BC Housing can tell you the

income and house value limits for your area when you apply. The program is open to both homeowners and those living in market rental accommodation where rents are at the low end of market levels; landlords must apply for improvements on behalf of eligible tenants. %LIGIBILITYREQUIREments, an application guide and application forms are available at www.bchousing. org/HAFI, by calling BC Housing at    BYEMAILINGHAl, or visiting any BC Housing ofďŹ ce. For those outside the ,OWER-AINLAND YOUCANALSOCALL "#(OUSINGTOLLFREEAT   EXTENSION For more information about the program, visit HAFI.

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Genre benders release first CD Megan Cole [vurb] entertainment editor

[Ska] music is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s, and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae. Ska combined elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues.

Feb. 10th - Shane Phillip

For any band trying to create and release a new album the amount of work required seems exceptional but for Nelson band Sunshine Drive, the hard work and practice was worth it The band released their first album at CD release party at The Royal last week. “We have fans at every gig we play at,” said bassist Phill Wilson-Birks. Wilson-Birks joined Sunshine Drive nearly a year and a half ago after moving to Nelson. “When we first got here I wanted to get connected to the music community. I knew there was a big community here so I started going to the jams,” said Wilson-Birks. “I got on as a regular part of the band at The Royal and Finleys and was part of the jam for over a year every Tuesday.” He began playing with existing band member and guitarist Steve Garth and eventually joined the band. The other members — guitarist Grant Sutherland and drummer Bonnie Johnson — have each brought something different to the band creat-

ing what has been described as their “genre bending” sound. “My inspiration came from the late ‘60s, early ‘70s,” said Wilson-Birks. “I listened to a lot of British blues and psychedelic rock. I listened to a lot of Cream, Led Zepplin, The Who and all the classic people. If you look at all those bass players they were really laying down a heavy foundation.” The music on Sunshine Drive’s album Borrowed Time covers ska, reggae, blues, jazz, rock and R&B.

“All the songs are very different but you can tell it’s the same band because it’s the same feel. It’s the same vibe and feel,” said Wilson-Birks. “We’re kind of like the hospital food of music, trying to please as many people as you can.” Sunshine Drive regularly appears on stage at The Royal. Their new album is available at Eddy Music and will soon be available on iTunes.

Feb. 11th - South Rakkas Crew Valentine’s Massacre with Dubconscious

Desert Island Playlist

Feb. 14th - Valentine’s Burlesque Show Feb. 16th - Skatepark Fundraiser feat. Drunk Unkle & Guests

Ash Grunwald

Feb. 17th - Ryan Wells & Joel West

1. Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix 2. Going Out West by Tom Waits 3. The Warning by Biggie Smalls 4. Killing in the Name Of by Rage Against the Machine 5. Smokestack Lightening by Howlin’ Wolf

Feb. 18th - Dehli 2 Dublin Feb. 22nd - Chali 2Na of Jurassic 5 Tickets on sale now! Feb. 23rd - Abstract Sonance Feb. 24th - Rococode Feb. 25th - Funkanomics (Ghetto Funk, Germany) with Freddy J (Calgary) Mar. 2nd - Deekline with Soup Mar. 3rd - Violin vs. Viyl feat. Kytami formerly of Delhi to Dublin Mar. 8th - International Women’s Day Celebration feat. Avalon Alumni Mar. 9th - The Funkhunters Mar. 10th - Sweatshop Union

Five questions with one-man band

Ash Grunwald takes the stage at The Royal tonight. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 at Urban Legends or

Shane Philip

Mar. 17th - A Wakcutt St. Patty’s Mar. 21st - Electric Six Mar. 22nd - Grapes of Wrath & The Odds Tickets on sale in February Mar. 23rd - Masta Ace w/Marco Polo Every Thursday features various dj’s. No Cover!

Shane Philip calls Vancouver Island home and with his drums, guitar and didgeridoo will be taking the stage at the Spiritbar tonight. What inspires the music you make? My family. My wife and child I would say, and my home. I live on Vancouver Island and I’m surrounded about mountains and ocean and nature. My songs are about nature and human nature.

ment was when I was playing some music in my class and one of the kids said to me ‘Mr. Philips, why are you a teacher? Why don’t you play music for a living? You’re really good at it.’ I didn’t have an answer for him, so I decided to be a musician. It’s way better.

The response has been great. People are into it. I do a Bob Marley cover on the album and people are really liking that. It’s getting a lot of hits on YouTube.

Were you just playing the guitar then or were you playing a bit of everything like you do now?

I call it island soul music. How can I fit that into five words for you? Music from the soul, but that’s only four.

Was there a defining moment when you decided to be a musician?

I was messing around with everything. I had written songs before here and there because I like that form of expression. But I was learning to play the digereedoo and I played drums and all of these things that I picked up when I was in high school, so I went back to those again. Just kind of messed with it. I was a very mediocre musician then and just kind of dove into it and then decided I can play this song and just went for it.

Yeah. It was when I used to be a school teacher. I gave that up for music. The mo-

What has the response been to your latest album

Why do you think that has influenced you? Because that’s the life I live. We’re influenced by the things that surround us. My family is very important to me and nature is very important to me. I’m just really aware of it.

If you had to pick five words to describe your music what would they be?

If you weren’t a musician do you think you’d go back to teaching or would you do something else?

I don’t know what I’d do. I would probably just do something that would allow me to play music. If I couldn’t make money doing music I would do something that would let me do as much music as I could. The music I play is a natural progression from when I was an athlete and I actually trained to play the music I do.


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Starbelly sneak peek Megan Cole [Vurb] Entertainment Editor


now may still be on the ground but the line ups for summer festivals are already making their appearance. Starbelly Jam Music Festival has been giving fans a sneak peak of what the summer's show may look like, but are still going to keep a few secrets. “We’re looking for more collaborative acts and improvisation, so I won’t tell who our last band is of the festival but it is very much a collaborative, improvisational effort, and that’s going to be fabulous,” said Starbelly's new artistic director Lea-Rae Belcourt. The festival has already announced that Seattles The Cave Singers, Jeff Crosby and the Refugees, Gabriel Palatchi Band and Jamie Janover will take the stage in July. “We’re really really excited about all of the acts, but really the Barr Brothers I think right now are a very exciting, they’re just an amaz-

ingly talented band and they’re growing in profile, hugely right now. We’re really excited to have them coming,” said Belcourt. For regulars to the festival the organizers are working on a new project called Infinite Innovations in Motion. “I wish I could tell you more but the innovations will be surprises to the regulars of the festival,” said Belcourt. “One has to do with power and one has to do with combining art with innovation. It’s another collaboration.” Starbelly is also making more improvements with the environmental responsibility of the festival.



Last year the event used a the Bokashi composting system, and in July they are hoping to be operating on a zero waste scenario. “All packaging is either recyclable or compostable,” said Belcourt. “We're also implementing the LOFT system – which is local, organic and fair trade – so as much as possible encouraging our food vendors to do loft, and the craft vendors it’s LOFT and hand crafted. So people can look for those labels on the crafts and on the food next year.”

Bokashi composting uses an aerobic or anaerobic inoculation to produce the compost. Once a starter culture is made, it can be used to extend the culture indefinitely, like yogurt culture.

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What’s spinning in Nelson The South Rakkas Crew from Florida and Jamaica are taking the stage tomorrow night at Spiritbar and Shambhala caught up with Dennis 'D-Rakkas' Shaw, CEO and founder of South Rakkas Crew, producer and DJ before they arrive in Nelson. 1.What did you grow up listening to? Who influenced you into who you are today as and an artist and as a person? I grew up listening to many different styles of music. My father had an impressive sound system in the house; 2 turntables a mic towering speakers, crates of vinyl records, the whole nine. I think it was probably his dream to be a DJ. He would play old school reggae, rocksteady, disco, R&B, and pop. I landed in Toronto when I was six from Jamaica and was exposed to AC radio, rock, country, everything Canadian. Through my teenage years I went through music phases where I was into, hip hop, dancehall, new wave, house, jungle, rave, etc. All of these things influence what South Rakkas Crew is today. If I had to pick two entities that influence who I am as a producer/DJ it would be Miss Jamaica and Mr. Canada.

2.The Guardian said you make some the most electrifying dance music on the planet. In your mind, what is that element to your sound that makes it such a stellar dance scene? I think it’s all the music that influences our sound. It’s totally unpretentious, completely natural to who I am and where I’m from. South Rakkas is about fun and dancing and I think people really feel what we’re about. I want to make people move. When I’m creating new rhythms (riddims) I often turn on YouTube in the background with live footage from dancehall parties around the world. 3.What artists inspire you most right now? I get my inspiration from anywhere and everywhere; not only artists. I’m really into dramatic TV shows and movies and a lot of the time I hear the music in them and it gets my heart pumping; then I’m straight to the studio to bang on the keys. Back to the artists though, I love hype, mean, tough music; make you squirm in your seat, pull your neck back and screw your face like you just sucked a shot of moonshine. There are

too many great artists and producers out there. To list a few favourites is kind of an injustice but people like: Rick Ross, Doctor P, to Jay Z, and of course my dancehall artists like Capleton, Bounty Killer and Vybz Kartel inspire me today. Then there are all the old school guys, and I can list for days. 4. You play a wide variety of electronic genres. How do you foresee the future evolution of the electronic music industry? Well, electronic music has weaved itself into all forms and genres. Electronic music is technology music. If anything, it’s allowing us to be more exploratory, more expressive, more creative because we can now pretty much create any sound we can imagine. It has leveled the playing field so that you don’t have to be a great musician who has had the lessons and opportunities. You can be just a guy that loves music and has a good idea. With the world becoming one big global market through the Internet, I foresee more fusions of different styles and genres. We find all these ethnic styles of music, which our parents would have never even heard of; take bits and pieces from all over the world and create cool new music.

5. Electronic music is hitting the mainstream. What is it about your sound that appeals? South Rakkas electro has this underlying Jamaican feel to it. Even our most far left productions if you listen close has reggae/dancehall influences, as well as Hip Hop, House, and everything else we grew up listening to. I think there might be a universal type thing going on? That’s a question you really have to ask people who enjoy are music. I’m just speaking for myself and why I like it. 6. What's your favorite thing about visiting BC? I always feel love and appreciation. It’s all about the people. 7. What is one thing you can't live without? Music. Can you even imagine life without it? If I didn’t have a creative outlet I would go crazy.


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elson’s beverage institutions, the Nelson Brewing Company and Oso Negro; have teamed up to produce a one-of-a-kind Kootenay product. On Valentine’s Day local restaurants, pubs and bars will be pouring a limited edition chocolate coffee beer called Stimulator. “It was totally intentional to have it launch on Valentine’s Day. It’s all about the love,” said Al Mcleod, executive manager of sales, marketing and delivery for Nelson Brewing Company. Brewer Mike Kelly has been working with Oso Negro’s Jon Meyer to find the right variety of coffee which has been cold brewed and added to the beer. “We wanted to cold brew it because we don’t want to extract a lot of bitterness from the coffee. If you have a nice espresso it can be fairly bitter,” said Kelly. Stimulator is a doppelbock, which is higher in alcohol, adding to the warming effect of the coffee and chocolate. “A bock is a strong lager,” said Kelly.

Stimulating the senses Coffee and beer combine for a special limited edition Valentine’s Day treat

“We’re adding bits of cocoa to it for the chocolate flavour and coffee for the nice flavour and aroma, so we thought those flavours and the doppelbock would go well together. It’s going to be a strong beer over 7.5 per cent alcohol by volume. It will warm you up. It will be more like a dessert beer.” Unlike a chocolate porter or an espresso stout, Kelly wanted the sweetness to come from the maltiness generated by a high elevation brew. “I think if I were to liken it to everything it wouldn’t be like a mocha that you’d get from Starbucks but like a specialty coffee you’d get after dinner with some Baileys or some whisky in it,” he said. Due to the high alcohol content, Kelly said one of the biggest challenges was making sure that enough of the coffee and cocoa flavour came through in the beer. Mcleod said that because of the high quality certified organic products used, it was easier to make sure the desired flavours were in the beer.


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Nelson Brewing Company will be kegging the limited edition beer next week for Valentine’s Day. It will be poured throughout the city and around the region, but if you don’t get some next week you may be out of luck. Mcleod said that it could take months for Stimulator to appear on store shelves.

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Local poet Elena Banfield may have only recently come to her craft but she has already won the local slam poetry night at the Legion and took home second place in the poetry section of the Kootenay Literary Competition. “Poetry wasn’t something I did at all until less than a year ago, and then what I was writing was taking shape as poems so I went with that,” said Banfield. It was after university that she found herself writing again. “When I came back to writing I really started doing it because I was finishing university and I was working in this sort of soul crushing office job, and I just started writing down what I was feeling,” said Banfield. Recently she started performing her poetry at the local slam poetry night.

The word sexy is often used around the Valentine’s Day season, but for Scarlet Mary Rose and the Heavy Petal Burlesque it includes words like liberation and confidence. “I love the liberation aspect of it,” said Rose. “I have to get a lot of courage to take it all off in front of the town. I really have to raise it up inside and bring it out.” Rose is an actress, dancer and singer who has been putting on her Scarlet Rose Revue for many years. She has been taking the stage to perform burlesque for the last seven years. “A long time ago there was a woman from New York who was doing burlesque and saw my revue and asked me to host her show. I said ‘sure, but I’m not taking anything off,’” said Rose. She saw how exciting the performance was and the liberation of the women on stage and decided to give it a try. This is the fourth year Rose and a group of women will take the stage at Spiritbar. “The crowd loves it,” said Rose. “It’s been a sell-out hit since it started.” This year burlesque legend Judith Stein will join the performance. The troop takes the stage at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. Tickets are $20 in advance at the Hume Hotel and $25 at the door.

(ad-ver-tahyz) “It’s always hard to get up on stage, but it’s really hard to get up on stage and share work that’s very close to you and personal,” she said. “And then in slam it can be a bit hard to take having strangers slap a numerical value on your work in a matter of seconds.” Banfield is the current slam champion after taking the stage in her second attempt. The next slam is this Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Nelson.

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Stash Trax Valentine’s Day. Yes, it’s a fabricated holiday from Hallmark. Yes, single people may claim it to be “Singles Awareness Day.” It’s just hard not to be a bit romantic around the day. So this playlist will not only appeal to the bitter single people, but also to the lovers out there.

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lyrics about loss, if you’re alone on Valentine’s Day, this won’t leave your head. (Bitter) My Morning Jacket - Thank you too! Something about Jim James’ voice just makes you want to grab your partner and kiss them until the next morning. (Lovers)

Al Green - Tired of Being Alone. This one’s kind of obvious. This is soul at its finest. For the bitter singles.

The Black Keys The Lengths. The weird thing about this song, it has indignant lyrics, but for some strange reason the melody makes it romantic. (Bittersweet)

Coldplay - Sparks. From their fi rst album, this songs simple and honest. For the lovers. The Heavy - How You Like Me Now. Listen to this song loud. It’ll make your beer taste so much better. (Bitter) Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass This Guy’s in Love with You. Slow dance to this one. Ladies... Try to contain yourself. (Lovers) Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Love Burns. Don’t be fooled, this song ISN’T about your recent trip to the clinic. With sludgy guitars and


Bob Dylan - Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright. What would a mix tape be without a little Dylan? It’s a classic song that still rings through to everyone who’s ever lost someone. (Bitter) The XX - Crystallised. This song is just plain sexy. (Lovers) Sam Cooke - Cupid. Yes... I sense you cringing while reading this pick. I’m sorry! It just makes SENSE for this to go on the mix and end it. Damn romantic too. (Lovers)

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From the shelf Otter Books gives us a review of one of a book from their shelves: Fauna by Alissa York Beautifully written, Fauna tells the stories of six characters who, for on reason or another, reside near the edges of society. Set unobtrusively in Toronto and its Don Valley, York creates a backdrop that perfectly suits the tone of the novel. A modern day folk tale, where animals have their stories woven in amongst the humans, this novel reminds us how thin the veil really is between our urban landscape and the wilderness just beyond. This collection of misfits, troubled in one aspect or another, strive to find a place for themselves, to find connection and purpose. A wrecking yard at the edge of the Don Valley, owned by Guy, serves as an unlikely safe place for the characters to gather. Their stories are once terrible and tender – not unlike the

sections of The Jungle Book that are threaded throughout. It’s a novel about survival, and so much more than that. It’s the kind of book you’ll want to read more than once.

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Movie Picks

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Reo’s staff have pulled together the top 100 romance fi lms of all time (according to the American Film Institute). Even if you haven’t found that special someone, they also happen to be some pretty darn good films. And who doesn’t love a good romance? To show our love for our community, Reo’s will donate 20 per cent from these romance movie rentals now through February 14 to the Osprey Community Foundation. Some of our favourites include:

The English Patient, When Harry Met

Casablanca - Paul “because we’ll

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The Notebook - Sarah

Jerry Maguire - Cat

Last but not least, the hometown favourite - Roxanne

Princess Bride - McKay

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Crust: 1 box of digestive cookies 1/2 cup of butter 1 tbsp of icing sugar Zest of an orange

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Cut room temperature butter into small squares. Blend cookies in the food processor till ground, add butter, icing sugar, and orange zest and blend till mixture has clumped together. Put crust mixture into a pie plate, form to plate with fingers, chill for a few hours.

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Pie Filling: 2 cans coconut milk ¾ cup of sugar 3 egg yolks 1 tsp of vanilla 1 ½ cup of toasted coconut ¼ cup corn starch 1 tsp butter

In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the remaining coconut milk. Whisk this into the hot milk mixture. Bring the liquid up to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook the mixture, stirring constantly, until the filling is thick, about 4 to 6 minutes. Fold in the vanilla, coconut, and butter. Pour mixture into the chilled pie crust, chill pie in fridge over night (for best tasting results) Add a generous dollop of whip cream on top of each cut piece and finish with toasted coconut.

In a saucepan, whisk both cans of coconut milk and 3/4 cup sugar together. Place the pan over medium heat and bring the liquid up to a simmer. Whisk the egg yolks together. Temper the hot coconut milk slowly into the egg yolks. Whisk the egg mixture into the hot coco-

Suggested wine from BC Wine Guys: I had a bottle of Paradise Ranch S 22008 Chardonnay Icewine the other day that just rocks a coconut cream pie. Its rrichness stands up to the sweet creamy fl avours and the nutty tropical notes of tthe th h chardonnay grape amps up the coconut. The natural acidity of BC grapes kkeep it all lively and fresh. It's a reasonable $29 taxes included.

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Lisa Luckett may spend her mornings preparing her beautiful handmade cupcakes, which are sold at Lucky Cupcakes, but when it came to baking for her husband, who first wowed her with his kitchen skills.

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Luckett used to be a fiber artist and it was her creative spirit and love of the craft that drew her to cupcakes. “I like that when you take cupcakes to a party or bring them home, they are sort of like little bits of happiness that you can bring out into the world,” she said. “They bring people together. I think that’s great. That’s exactly what our world needs more of, to sit down together and have a cup of tea and a cupcake and have fun.”

The dye used to colour the Red Velvet cupcake is derived from beets.

On Monday, Lucky Cupcakes began unveiling their Valentine’s Day flavours.

“We closed for two weeks and people were emailing us through Facebook begging us to come back because they missed our cupcakes,” she said.

Luckett spends a lot of time creating new and unique flavours that change seasonally. “My new favourite is the Red Velvet,” she said. Red Velvet cake traditionally got its ruby colour from the cocoa used in the mix but as the processing of cocoa changed so did the colour of the cake which is why dyes were introduced.

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Luckett said that since Lucky Cupcakes opened in August, the community has embraced what they are doing.

Oso Negro has created a unique blend of coffee for Lucky Cupcakes called Feeling Lucky which is served in a Tru Brew pour over method where each cup is brewed fresh. “There’s an endless number of reasons people get a cupcake, I’m discovering. I’m still learning all the ways cupcakes can make things fun,” she said.

“We use all natural dyes,” said Luckett. “We also use all organic flours and flavours.”

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The Canadian FLIKS Festival runs Friday and Saturday, February 10 to 11 at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets and festival passes are available at Otter Books in Nelson or for those who live outside of Nelson tickets can be reserved by emailing before February 10.

Max and Irma’s restaurant has live music Fridays and Saturdays between 6 and 9 p.m. featuring Rylan Kewen and Nikko Forsberg. Shane Philip is at Spiritbar Friday, February 10. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information is available through the Hume Hotel.

ON STAGE Lucas Myers’ Randy from Creston is held over! Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11 at the Scout Hall at 310 Cedar Street. Tickets are $10 in advance at Eddy Music and $12 at the door. For more information go to Scarlet Mary Rose and The Heavy Petal Burlesque bring you the seventh annual Valentine’s Burlesque Cabaret at Spiritbar. Tuesday, February 14. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show at 9 p.m. Tickets are available at the Hume Hotel $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Mount Sentinel high school presents Pride and Prejudice Friday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are available at the Capitol Theatre box office.

Nelson Youth Theatre presents The Nuppet Show at The Capitol Theatre on Saturday, February 25. Tickets are available at the Capitol Theatre box office.

As part of the Capitol Theatre's kids series Alex Zerbe: Professional Zaniac takes the stage on Sunday, February 26. Tickets are available at the Capitol Theatre box office.

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Ash Grunwald is at The Royal on Friday, February 10. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at The Royal, Urban Legends and Doors open at 8 p.m. Bessie and The Back Eddies provide some Valentine's Day inspired music for a dinner and dance at The Royal on Saturday, February 11. Dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 or $22 and that includes dinner. Tickets are available at Urban Legends, liveattheroyal and at the door. The South Rakkas Crew and DJ Dubconscious take the stage at Spiritbar on Saturday, February 11. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are available at the Hume Hotel. Magic Bus at The Royal on Tuesday, February 14.

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DJs Sturdy, Deeps, Mr. B and Earth Tone will be on stage. Doors open at 9 p.m. Variety show every Wednesday night at The Royal. Show starts at 8:30 p.m.

Sign up with Estevan. Instruments provided. Vortex Studios presents their monthly showcase of talent at The Royal on Thursday, February 16. Doors open at 9 p.m. Cover is $5 at the door. Nelson's Arthur Funkarelli takes the stage at The Royal on Friday, February 17. Show details are available through The Royal.

open at 10 p.m. Ticket information is available through the Hume Hotel. Vancouver's Rococode is playing Spiritbar on Friday, February 24. Doors open

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Tuesday, February 14 are inviting you to OhShit Word brings local come down and celDJs to the stage at Spiritbar ebrate your loved ones every Thursday night. or just good friends. Doors open at 10 p.m. and Valentine’s is not just there is no cover. a day for couples, it’s a day to celebrate anyLocal DJ duo Joel West 553B Baker Street, Nelson one you love. Good and Ryan Wells will be on 250-352-5256 under Shoes for the Soul friends and family too. We have an amazing menu with great features for the loving day. at 10 p.m. and ticket information VISUAL ARTS is available The Langham Presents: Two at the Hume Views: Photographs by Ansel Hotel. Adams and Leonard Frank from February through March 25 at the Langham Cultural AT THE Centre and Japanese CanaPUB #2 502 Baker Street dian Museum, located at 447 Finley’s 250.352.5919 Friday after A Avenue in Kaslo. An opening celebration will be held work party Saturday, February 11 from 7 starts at 5 p.m. with a toonie to 9 p.m. There will be further buffet and frosty pints of beer programming the following and $5.50 jager bombs. Friday Friday with the showing of the night at Finley’s free cover and film The War Between Us and a an all request DJ from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. with top 40 tunes that speaker or two. keep you on the dance floor all Touchstones Nelson’s upcomnight long. ing exhibition, Forest for the Trees, brings together four Celebrate Valentine's Day on regional artists whose work Saturday, February 11 at Finexplores the historical, social, ley’s. Right up your heart Koostage at Spiritbar on Friday, tenay Pride proudly presents: A spiritual and environmental February 17. Doors open night of love, laughs and dance. issues that inform our relationat 10 p.m. Cover is $5 at the Starring DJ Wanna Be, and fea- ship with the natural landdoor. scape. The opening reception turing some of Nelson’s hottest is Friday, February 10 from 7 entertainers with a sexy twist. The Breakmen take the to 9 p.m. (members preview at Doors open at 9 p.m., showstage at Spiritbar on time 10 to 11:30 p.m. Cover is a 6:30 p.m.). There will also be a Saturday, February 18. group artist talk on March 1 at $10 donation at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m. 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance Finley’s Sunday Karaoke to or $15 the day of the show. follow with Joe Blues. Some ARTS ANNOUNCEMENTS Tickets are available at people need a little liquid cour- The Craft Connection is callThe Royal, Urban Legends and age others just need the mic ing for submissions of original and their favorite song. Calling work for Gallery 378’s annual all industry people anyone who home and garden show, Garden Delhi 2 Dublin are at Spiritbar works at hotels, restaurants, Inspirations running April 1 on Saturday, February 18. pubs or nightclubs, your week- to July 31. To submit, pick up Doors open at 10 p.m. and ends start on Sundays and we a form at the store at 378 Baker ticket information is available have some great drink features Street or online at craftconnecat the Hume Hotel. just for you! Come down to Submission deadline Finley’s every Sunday. March 15. Jurassic 5's Chali 2na is back at Spiritbar Sage and Finley’s this on Wednesday, February 25. Doors


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972 959

74 T75

Erin Beaudet (2) Puckheads

863 862

T147 T147

Jim P Bobbur

820 820

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Rick Nixon Rosie (2)

958 956

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862 862

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820 819

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954 947

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861 861

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819 818

7 8

Nicole Kosinec (3) Ponzi

934 933

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860 860

153 T154

Tarebear 13 Roastmont (2)

817 815

9 10

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931 927

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860 860

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815 814


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923 917

85 T86

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858 855

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812 810

14 15

Zed-1 (2) Pat Cattermole

916 915

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855 853

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810 810

16 17

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912 911

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853 853

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809 809

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910 910

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853 853

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808 808


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908 908

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852 851

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807 806

23 T24

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907 904

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850 850

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806 803

T24 26

Syl Coupland Cynthia St. Thomas

904 903

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850 850

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803 803

27 T28

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902 901

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849 849

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802 802

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901 900

102 T103

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848 847

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802 801

31 32

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899 898

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847 844

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801 801


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34 35

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894 891

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843 842

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800 800

36 37

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890 889

799 799

888 887

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T182 T182

38 39

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798 798

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885 885

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839 839

186 T187

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797 796

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885 884

115 T116

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838 837

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796 796


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T45 T45

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881 881

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836 836

191 T192

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794 792

47 T48

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880 878

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835 835

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792 790

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878 877

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835 833

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790 789

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877 876

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833 833

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788 788

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876 874

126 127

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832 831

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786 786


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874 874

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830 829

202 T203

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784 782

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874 872

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829 828

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782 782

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872 872

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828 828

206 T207

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781 779

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870 870

135 T136

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827 826

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779 779

64 T65

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869 868

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826 825

210 211

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776 773

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868 868

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825 824

212 213

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771 770


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867 867

142 T143

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823 822

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761 747

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866 866

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822 821

217 218

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Nelson Junior Leafs Battle Castlegar in Post Season Preview


Head-to-head once again BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

If the Nelson Junior Leafs are to have a successful post-season run, it will start with knocking off the Castlegar Rebels in the first round. This weekend the locals will get an opportunity to send a message to their Neil Murdoch rivals during a homeand-home starting tonight in Castlegar. “It’s a playoff preview,” said Leafs sniper Patrick Martens. “We have to prepare like it’s the playoffs because we need to show them we are the better team. We need to scare them a bit this weekend.” With only a few games left in the KIJHL regular season, the Rebels will finish second and the Leafs will finish third. The regular season series be-

tween the two sides is all square. When the Rebels travel east for Saturday night’s game at the Nelson and District Community Complex it will likely be the game that settles that score. “We can’t wait for them to make a move, we have to impose our will on them,” Leafs forward Brett Norman said about the strategy to beat the team that currently sits 14 points ahead of Nelson. “It will be basically the same as the last time we played them. We have to be tight defensively and it’s going to be a battle. It always is against them. Norman is looking forward to the weekend. “I love the intense games. The more intensity the better,” he said. Saturday’s home game starts Bob Hall photo at 7 p.m. The Leafs also host It’s sure to be a hard hitting affair this weekend. Golden on Sunday at at 2 p.m.

League Standings Neil Murdoch Division TEAM GP W Beaver Valley 48 39 Castlegar 48 34 Nelson 46 27 Spokane 45 19 Grand Forks 49 1

L 6 10 15 23 47

T 0 1 0 1 0

OTL 2 3 4 2 1

P 81 72 58 41 3

Eddie Mountain Division TEAM GP W Fernie 47 33 Kimberley 47 32 Creston Valley 46 27 Golden 47 17 Columbia Val. 47 3

L 10 13 15 24 43

T 0 1 0 1 0

OTL 4 1 4 5 1

P 70 66 58 40 7

Okanagan Division TEAM GP Osoyoos 47 Princeton 46 Penticton 46 Kelowna 47 Summerland 47

W 27 25 23 24 13

L 17 17 16 19 32

T 1 1 1 0 0

OTL 2 3 6 4 2

P 57 54 53 52 28

Doug Birks Division TEAM GP Revelstoke 47 Kamloops 47 N. Okanagan 47 Sicamous 45 Chase 47

W 34 32 31 17 5

L 10 9 15 26 40

T 0 1 0 1 1

OTL 3 5 1 1 1

P 71 70 63 36 12

Upcoming Games

Nelson-Raised Speed Skater Up Against the World

Friday, February 10 Nelson at Castlegar Sicamous at Chase Kamloops at Revelstoke Princeton at North Okanagan Columbia Valley at Kimberley Fernie at Creston Valley Penticton at Summerland Kelowna at Osoyoos Golden at Spokane Saturday, February 11 Castlegar at Nelson, NDCC, 7 p.m. Summerland at Revelstoke Kelowna at Kamloops Chase at Sicamous Kimberley at Columbia Valley Creston at Fernie Pencticton at Spokane Golden at Beaver Valley Princeton at Osoyoos Sunday, February 12 Golden at Nelson, NDCC, 2 p.m. Sicamous at Columbia Valley Spokane at Beaver Valley North Okanagan at Kamloops

Bickerton takes the next step 5,000 metre and the 10,000 metre get to skate in world cups.” The world cup circuit gathers the best speed skaters on the planet who are all vying for top the top spot. “This is my first year making world cups races and they’re a pretty big deal in the racing scene — at least in our speed skating world — and they’re a lot of fun to go to,” said Bickerton. “This is just the next step on the ladder towards 2014 [Olympics] for me and it means I’ll get to hopefully work towards getting on the

SAMUEL DOBRIN Nelson Star Reporter

He started skating short track in the Nelson Civic Centre and after 12 years of hard work and training he’s become one of the top long track speed skaters in the country. “This is my big year to just try and make world cups,” said Scott Bickerton, a Nelsonite speed skating in Calgary. At a recent Canadian National race, Bickerton was awarded bronze in the 5,000 metre race and silver in the 10,000 metre. “I’m extremely pleased because the top-three in the

Bickerton (left) celebrates his recent silver medal at the Canadian nationals in Calgary.

Story continues to Page 23

Nelson Leafs Leaders

PLAYER Brett Norman Nik Newman Colton Schell Patrick Martens Carson Willians Matti Jmaeff Dallon Stoddart

LEAFS HOCKEY HOME HOME AWAY Sat. FEB. 11 7:00 PM Sun. FEB. 12 2:00 PM Thur. FEB. 16 7:30 PM vs. Castlegar Rebels

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GP 39 43 44 29 45 38 44

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Sports Continued from Page 22 national team consistently from here on into the Olympics and I look forward to that.” Bickerton was born and raised in Nelson, but after realizing he could further his speed skating career, moved to Calgary in the fall of his Grade 12 school year to pursue his goal. “Calgary is a real mecca for winter amateur sports, they hosted the 1988 Olympics here so of course there’s many facilities that are still here… [we have] the only indoor oval, so if you’re a speed skater this is where you come,” he said. Bickerton said without the coaching and mentoring of Bob Boucher, a former speed skating and track cycling Olympian and Nelson resident, he wouldn’t have achieved what he has today. “He’s the one that helped me get to where I am… He saw something when I was a lot younger and said you’re good at this, you should move to

Calgary,” said Bickerton. “He was really instrumental in teaching me about how training works and a lot about honing a good technique and becoming a good skater.” Bickerton said now that he’s begun to make it into world cup races, he’s going to focus on performing well at them. “As I look forward that’s the next few years, now that I’ve made it into the world cups, now it’s about learning how to perform at every world cup and producing certain results,” he said. “As a competitive athlete you always have goals that you’d like to achieve once you achieve your smaller ones… Sometimes it’s important to look back an realize that if you set out in the season to just make the world cup and you’ve done that, that that’s an accomplishment.” Bickerton next races in the Norway world cup where he’ll race in the 5,000 metre, and later in Holland.

Perfect Form

Samuel Dobrin photo

The Glacier Gymnastics Club at the Civic Centre played host to the annual Judges Cup competition this past Saturday. This event featured local and visiting athletes from Trail, Castlegar and Golden. For more photos from the weekend head to

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Sports Junior Bombers Remain Strong, But Await Return of Entire Squad

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The L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers basketball squad continues its strong season despite a temporary shortened line-up. This past weekend the locals hosted the Bomber Invitational at The Hangar in Fairview. They had to play with a depleted squad as several key players were absent. On Friday, the Bombers opened the Invitational playing against their rival J.L. Crowe from Trail in front of an eager student body. With three starters away and a shortened bench of 10 players they managed a three point victory over the Hawks; 50-47. “It was a tough game defensively,� said Bombers coach Steve Montgomery. “We had some tough match-ups with Trail’s best players.� Grayson Arabia scored a team high 21 points and Avery Kushner chipped in 15 in the win. Saturday morning the Bombers met the provincially-ranked Golden Eagles and suffered their worst defeat of the season; 79-21. The Bombers had only seven players against the Eagles and were outgunned from the start. “We didn’t have our full contingent of guards. Usu-

ally we have six to eight skilled guards that we can roll out and press with, but we didn’t have enough bodies to use our strength — our pressure,� said Montgomery. Missing Tobin Eberle at post was also a really tough thing against Golden, who had excellent play from their three big men. Next weekend the Bombers will be returning to Golden to play the Eagles with a full team roster. In the final game of the Invitational and with only eight players, the Bombers racked up another win against Rossland 51-48. The win improved their team record to 14-0 locally and 15-4 overall. Arabia had 22 points to lead the Bombers with Kushner and Bean Howard chipping in with 16 and six points respectively. Matthew Stachniak, Zach Montgomery and James Janz were instrumental in out-rebounding and shutting down the Trail and Rossland big men this weekend. Guards Hanno Southam and Cole Sutherland were also extremely effective with their defense and rebounding. On Tuesday night the Bombers returned to the The Hangar hardwood with the same shortened bench to take on J.L.. Crowe in league play.

The Junior Bombers swarm the paint during Saturday action at The Hangar at L.V. Rogers. Samuel Dobrin photo

In a strange outcome the Bombers ended up losing 47-44. At least that’s what the score clock and the official scoresheet showed. However, during a crucial point in the fourth quarter, four points that the Bombers scored were missed or not counted by the score

keepers on the score clock or the official score sheet. Efforts to correct the situation were unsuccessful. Next action for the Bombers is Monday when they travel west to Grand Forks to play the Junior Wolves with the full team back and ready for action.

Nancy Greene Race

Whitewater Ski Team shines at Salmo SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Conditions were ideal this past weekend, with blue skies and perfect snow at the Salmo Ski Hill Nancy Greene West Kootenay E1/E2 Zone Race. More than 40 athletes from the Whitewater Ski Team paired up against competitors from the Red Mountain Racers, Summit Lake Ski Team, Phoenix Racers and the Salmo Ski Team. Whitewater has built on the momentum of year over year improvements under the guidance of head coach

Dylan Henderson, posting their strongest Nancy Greene results of the year. Whitewater teams captured a first place, two second places and one third place finish. Skiers who placed in the top include Ohia Wintraub, Avery Shea, Yael Oosthuizen, Arlo Henderson, Yashua Poitras, Brianna Marcoux and Conrad Swetland. This weekend the Whitewater Ski Teams head off in three directions with the K1 team racing in Fernie, the K2 team racing at Apex, and the Nancy Greene teams racing Eight-year-old Adriana Wilson from the Whitewater Ski at Summit Ski Hill near Na- Team rips it up at the Nancy Greene Zone Race in Salmo kusp. this past weekend.

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Mallard’s Owner Recipient of John Buckner Award

Donaldson honoured SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Mallard’s Source For Sports owner Dale Donaldson came home with a huge honour at last month’s annual hockey buying show that was held in Hamilton. Brad Hause, president of Source For Sports, and chairman Kevin Bezanson of Cleve’s Source For Sports, presented Donaldson with the 2011 John Buckner Memorial Award of Merit. The award of distinction is presented in honour of John Buckner who was a strong advocate of Source For Sports and a mentor to all who knew him. It’s awarded to the store or individual whose efforts and attitude have positively impacted the group. Buckner passed away in 2007

Mallard’s owner Dale Donaldson at the Hamilton buyer’s show where he received the special award.

at the age of 56. “Being the recipient of this award was a complete sur-

prise, and very emotional for me,” said Donaldson, who owns both the Nelson and Castlegar. “It has been a real honour having known John and his family.” Donaldson has been a member of the Source For Sports buying group since 1986 and not only served on the ski committee for 16 years from 1987-2003, but also on the marketing committee. Donaldson also served on the board of directors starting in 1993, and held the position as chairman of the board from 2000 - 2002. Recently retired past president Randy Hooper as well as store owners paid tribute to Donaldson for his years of dedication to the group and the role he has played in its success.

Midget House Leafs Claim Silver in Cranbrook The Nelson Midget House 1 squad traveled to the East Kootenay late last month and came home with impressive results. The squad went 2-1 in the round robin and in the semi-final crushed host Cranbrook to earn a spot in the final against a tough Cochrane team. Despite a great effort the locals fell short and came home with second place honours.

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has returned to Dentistry after the birth of her second son, Arand. Thank you for your continued loyalty and patience during my absence. And on behalf of my family, your outpouring of kindness with regards to the passing of my mother Anna is tremendously supportive. Thank you.

250-352-3551 • Tuesday-Friday 8-4 BC JOBS PLAN: TECHNOLOGY Technology is a fast-growing sector of the B.C. economy. The industry is a magnet for highly educated professionals attracted to world-class high-tech clusters including the life-sciences, digital media and wireless, information and communications technology, ocean sciences and motion picture production. The average wage of $63,440 is more than 52% above the average for all jobs in British Columbia, which makes this sector even more attractive to job seekers. In 2009, the high-tech industry provided 84,000 jobs with a total salary bill that added up to $5.3 billion, up from $4 billion in 2007. The job growth will continue, with a projected 57,000 technology jobs opening by 2019, and an annual growth rate of 2.2%. British Columbia attracts global technology leaders, including Pixar, Disney, Boeing, MDA, Microsoft, Sierra Wireless, SAP, Dolby Canada, and Intel. These major technology companies look for a stable economy with a supply of experienced employees and a supportive government. British Columbia has both. It helps that the University of British Columbia is rated No. 1 in terms of technology licensing, an indicator of a high level of success and a culture that nurtures innovation. A healthy high-tech sector also attracts investors who are impressed by the industry’s performance. Revenues have more than tripled in the decade leading up to 2007, and were up another 4.4% by 2009, to $18.9 billion. Currently, investors receive a 30% refundable tax credit, supporting up to $100 million in investment every year. The provincial government, seeing the role they can play in this fast growing sector, will increase the value of this program by $3 million, allowing more individuals known as ‘angel investors’ to put their own capital directly into eligible small business, and to offer strategic expertise. B.C. firms attracted more than 19% of Canada’s venture capital investments in 2010, with B.C. the top province in life sciences venture capital investments. High technology wears many hats. The BC Cancer Agency is a world leader in cancer research, and B.C. is North America’s third-largest centre for film and TV production, averaging $1.2 billion in spending per year, 80% of which is foreign money. The global entertainment and media industry is expected to grow by five per cent a year to 2014, when it will hit $1.7 trillion. B.C. is well positioned to take advantage of this growth. The high-technology industry is not an island. This sector supports B.C.’s entire economy by helping other industries become more innovative, productive and globally competitive. Digital media and interactive gaming technologies are being used in education, agriculture, mining and health care. Vineyard Networks Canada is an example of a thriving British Columbia tech company. Vineyard delivers deep packet inspection and application intelligence technology solutions to networking and telecom vendors around the world. They partner with today’s leading providers of enterprise gateway, telecommunications and lawful interception solutions to deliver best-of-breed layer 7 classification technology. Vineyard enables its

partners to deliver next generation deep packet inspection technology to their solutions. Vineyard Networks was founded in 2008 by three seasoned veterans of deep packet inspection technology. Their vision: power and enable the next generation of application-aware networks. Since then, Vineyard Networks has been named as a 2011 Red Herring Global 100 Tech Startup Winner, recognized as one of BC’s Top 10 Places to work, chosen for the 2011 Ready to Rocket list, selected as one of Canada’s 25 Most Innovative Companies and named as one of Network World’s 2010 Start-Ups to Watch. Vineyard’s vision is to make monitoring, managing, analyzing and securing networks easier and more effective through DPI and AI technologies. They are the only provider of DPI and AI technology that brings solutions to market exclusively through technology partnerships. By making deep packet inspection and layer 7 classification their core business, they enable their partners to focus on their core business Other impacts are more global. With an estimated 5.3 billion mobile phone subscribers worldwide – India and China added 300 million subscribers in 2010 alone – the demand for digital, wireless and screen-based entertainment is immense. These two countries, India and China, are undergoing mass movements to urbanization, which also gives B.C. opportunities to offer them clean, efficient energy, waste reduction and health-care solutions. B.C. is perfectly aligned to supply a healthy portion of this demand in the coming years. Airplane sales around the world are expected to reach $US3.6 trillion over the next 20 years to replace aging planes and expand fleets, providing opportunities for our advanced manufacturing sector. Plus, as a climate change leader, we are at the forefront of renewable energy technology development. Finding new markets for our solar, wind, biomass and other technologies can help turn B.C. into a cleantech powerhouse. As Canada’s Pacific Gateway, B.C. is strategically located to reach growing global markets. In addition, B.C. is close to technology and entertainment hubs in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and Seattle. Under the BC Jobs Plan, the provincial government will work with the federal government to meet our workforce needs and expedite the immigration process for researchers and scientists in other parts of the world who want to bring their expertise to British Columbia. B.C.’s fast-tracked immigration process through the Provincial Nominee Program encourages firms to locate in B.C. so they can hire experienced business immigrants. The B.C. government’s focus on this sector, identified as one of the eight key sectors with the greatest opportunity to bring new dollars into our economy from our most important trading partners, helps nurture an industry that has immense potential to accelerate growth throughout the province.


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Churches of Nelson Happy Though Married Jim Reimer, Pastor Kootenay Christian Fellowship We have been doing a series on Happy though Married. Today I want to talk about how to have a “good” fight. It is inevitable for two people to disagree and sometimes quite vigorously. While this is unpleasant at the time, it is actually necessary. Disagreements and conflict, if handled properly, can mold two people together and forge deep, long lasting and meaningful relationships. When your husband’s a little short with you, 9 times out of 10 it has nothing to do with you. Some things that can really bug men are taxes, bills, his boss, and the ever-present threat of male pattern baldness. For women it may be kids, pressure at work, or feeling insecure about the finances. So when you arrive home and your spouse is not like a little puppy greeting his long lost master, but instead, is curled up in a ball with a scowl on the face eating chocolate. Refrain from saying, “is that all you ever do around here.” Instead sit down and asked, “How’s it going”? If there is less than a positive response, don’t take it personal. Wait and be gentle. Now men you have to be willing to listen at this point. Don’t give a solution, just listen. Women, if it is your man on the couch, you have to be willing to settle for grunts and one liners. In other words, don’t be disappointed if he doesn’t tell you his feelings or even wants to talk about it. Rather tell him that you love him and give him some space. Most fights are symptoms of a problem that needs to be solved. Here are some steps to having a “good” fight. 1. Have the same goal - attack the problem not each other. Your partner is not your adversary, the problem is. You can’t belittle your partner or any other person whose name comes up in the argument. Make a conscious effort to dispense with name calling, swearing or expressing hostility. Avoid repeated use of the word ‘You!’ That’s all your partner is going to hear. Above all, no violence! We got married to nurture each other and help each other grow. 2. Know when to take a break Never argue before bed time or when there is not time to settle the matter. If you feel the temperature rising, say something like “I am losing control and I need a break, this is not a good time.” (Warning: don’t use this as an excuse not to deal with the problem.) 3. Make an appointment to discuss sensitive issues This gives you both time to assess the real issues, not to be under time pressures and be emotionally prepared. 4. Listen to each other, Practice saying back to the person what you heard and then ask “Is this correct?” Keep at it until you actually hear what the other person is saying.

5. Begin to develop strategy to deal with the concerns expressed. Anger is a powerful emotion created in us to cause change. When we become angry, it is a sign that something is not right. When a couple becomes angry with each other, this is a great opportunity to right some issue that may be in their lives, to work on some character flaws, or to correct some behavior. This way we attack the problem and not the person. Now you restore hope in a relationship. Remember, marriage was God’s idea. Therefor if you augment the above steps with prayer, your conflicts will turn into blessings.

Community Community Services Centre

NCSC celebrates 40 years serving Nelson SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star



Covenant Church


Loving Jesus, Loving People, Transforming Lives

• Nelson

Sunday Mass Times: • Saturday 7:00pm • Sunday 8:30 am and 10:30 am


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


• Balfour

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

• Playmor


Parish office open Tuesday – Friday 9:00 am - noon •

Nelson United Church Sunday Worship Gathering: 10:00 am

Service of Holy Communion

Nelson United Church

All are welcome Sunday School (Ages 4 and up) Nursery Room Available Children’s Quiet Play Area

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

602 Silica Street, Nelson BC V1LL 4N1 Ph: 250.352.2822 • dh h

Unity Centre of the Kootenays Sunday 11:00 am Spiritual Cinema DVD

“The Pond” Children are Welcome

905 Gordon Rd (IHA Bldg., back door)

A Friendly Bible Centre Church Sermon title: “The Qualifications of a Deacon” 623 Gordon Rd. Nelson BC V1L 5X6 Phone 250-352-9322 • Pastor Rev. Ken H. Keber

Refreshments are served after the service

(Affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)

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

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

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

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church

611 Fifth Street 250-352-3212 Worship Service: 10:00 am Pastor: Rev. Scott Simpson

The Salvation Army

Nelson Community Church

Sunday Worship Service at 11:00 am Everyone is Welcome

Your Pastors: Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows (New to Nelson) 250 551 4986

601 Vernon Street (Middle Level)

On February 14 the Nelson Community Services Centre (NCSC) will be celebrating its 40th anniversary with an open house at its central offices in the Community First Health Co-op building at 518 Lake Street. Everyone is welcome to attend the open house from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and to visit informally with the staff and board members of NCSC. Former NCSC employee Heather Haake will reflect on the early history of the organization and how it has evolved over the years. “We would love to welcome the community, fellow service providers as well as our former staff, board members and clients from the past four decades, who have all helped make NCSC what it is today,” said executive director, Lena Horswill. “Forty years ago a small group of concerned Nelsonites recognized a need for a grassroots community counseling and referral service and obtained a LIP grant from the federal government to get it started. “From those early beginnings as a federally funded job creation program, NCSC has evolved into the highly professional, accredited organization it is today with three separate facilities, 11 individual service programs, 23 full-time and part-time staff, and a budget in excess of $1.5 million per year — almost all from the Province of British Columbia.” The agency operates the Aimee Beaulieu Transition House, a 24-hour temporary refuge for women victims of violence and their children as well as the 11 unit Cicada Place transitional housing program for at-risk youth. The main office on Lake Street accommodates its counseling, parenting, outreach and family support programs as well as its administrative staff. Horswill pointed out that, although the BC government is the principal funder of NCSC programs, the community’s generous financial contributions make it possible for the agency to provide direct assistance to individual clients to enable them to address vital personal needs not covered by provincial funding. Judith Mitchell, chair of the NCSC board of directors, suggested the key to its success is their philosophy: the belief in each person’s inherent ability, responsibility and right to be heard, to be safe, to have information, to make choices and to take control of one’s life. “The commitment of our staff to this philosophy as well as their passion for their work and dedication to the wellbeing of their clients have made NCSC what it is today,” said Mitchell. Refreshments will be served at the open house. For more information call 250-3523504.

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How to place a

Classified Ad with Call 250.352.1890 Or Drop by our office at 514 Hall Street Nelson, BC 8:30-5:00 Monday - Friday Classified Deadline 4pm Monday & Wednesday



Coming Events

Help Wanted

Serious Cereal Sale $2/box any brand. Kootenay Time Coffee Starts this Sat. You wake, We bake

Lost & Found

FOUND: iPod in Lwr Fairview area. Call to id 250-354-5357 FOUND: ring in NDCC parking lot on Feb.5th and a watch on Ward Street by Oso Negro on Feb.6th. call Cecilia 229-5688 FOUND: You left your record player needle at Ellison’s right after you bought it! Call to claim 250-352-3181

Employment Business Opportunities Be Your Own Boss! Attention Locals! People req. to work from home online. Earn $500$4500+ P/T or F/T. Toll Free 1.877.880.8843 leave mess.

Education/Trade Schools

21 WEEK HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Prepare for a Career in Heavy Equipment Operation. Introducing our new Apprenticeship Program which includes:

• • •

ITA Foundation ITA HEO Theory Multi Equipment Training (Apprenticeship hours logged) Certificates included are: • Ground Disturbance Level 2 • WHMIS • Traffic Control • First Aid Reserve your seat today by calling Taylor Pro Training Ltd at 1-877-860-7627 Become a Psychiatric Nurse - train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG

Help Wanted

An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780-723-5051 TRAVEL CONSULTANT - F/T or P/T travel consultant req to join our energetic team. Must have exp in sales & customer service w/ excellent computer skills. Travel sales an asset but will train the right person. Bring resumes to Glacier Travel @ Chahko Mika Mall. Traffic Control training for dates call 1-866-737-2389 or

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Shelley Cameron Estate Administrator at 877-797-4357 today, to set up your FREE consultation in Nelson. Donna Mihalcheon CA,CIRP 31 years experience. BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy, #200 -1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna, BC. V1Y 9X1 DIRECT SALES REPRESENTATIVES. Canada’s premiere home automation and Security Company is NOW hiring AprilAugust. No experience necessary. Travel Required. E-mail resume: Visit:

GENERAL MANAGER required for Fireside Inn, Castlegar Please send resume with cover letter to:

HHDI RECRUITING is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes Baker Hughes Alberta based oilfield services company is currently hiring;



HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: WANTED: Trained Hairdressers, Male or Female for Salons in Grand Prairie, Alberta & area. 780-933-1236 HAIR 4 U

Employment Professional/ Management VAAGEN Fibre Canada, LLC is searching for a plant manager for our facility in Midway, BC. Experience necessary (5+ years): Leadership in managing the efforts of 50+ employees; sawmill start-up; experience in the operation of a hewsaw; efficient multi-stage manufacturing processes; highly functional maintenance and maintenance planning program; production flow and scheduling; quality analysis in continuous improvement and cost analysis and controls. Compensation: DOE Benefit package includes: Health and Life insurance; STD and LTD; RRSP/DPSP; vacation and holiday. Please send resume to: 565 West 5th, Colville, WA 99114 or email to by February 20, 2012. VAAGEN Fibre Canada, LLC is searching for a plant manager for our facility in Midway, BC. Experience necessary (5+ years): Leadership in managing 50+ employees; sawmill start-up; experience in the operation of a hewsaw; efficient multi-stage manufacturing processes; highly functional maintenance and maintenance planning; production flow and scheduling; quality analysis in continuous improvement and cost analysis and controls. Compensation: DOE Benefit package includes: Health; Life insurance; STD; LTD; RRSP/DPSP; vacation and holiday. Please send resume to: 565 West 5th, Colville, WA 99114 or email to by February 20, 2012.


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Pets & Livestock



Financial Services

Feed & Hay

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

HAY: Alfalfa/Timothy 1st cut. Sm. 60lb. square bales. $4.00/bale p/u. Creston. David 250-428-5609. Cell 780-5541282

Merchandise for Sale



Sam at Root 99 is welcoming new clients. Men’s cut $15, Ladies cut $20, Foils $50. For appointments call 354-4999 SELKIRK COLLEGE Hairdressing Salon. PERM SALE February 14, 15, 16, 20, 21 & 22. For an Appointment call (250) 354-3243.

WANTED: the LVR Special Ed class is looking for a donation of a stove w/oven and small built in dishwasher. Please call 250-354-5411 leave message

Food Products

Legal Services

We are moving locations on March 15 to the corner of Ward and Baker. We are expanding and are looking for:

• Hairstylists • RMT • Esthetician We offer competive rates as well as a dental and a health care plan. Please send resume to: Tea Garden Salon & Spa 250 354 4487

BUTCHER SHOP BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.45/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $4.00/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)

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

Furniture Twin pine bed w/spring mattress, hardly used $325 obo, Herman Miller office chair $300 obo, electric heater $30, dehumidifier $60. 352-7382

Cards of Thanks

Cards of Thanks

Thank You!

Expression of Interest 2012-I-01 Registration on the Hired Equipment List “Expression of Interest – Hired Equipment List” will be received by the ofÀce of the Finance and Purchasing Manager up to and including 2:30 pm, local time February 21, 2012 for the following equipment: • Equipment required may include, and is not limited to, the following: Dumptrucks, Wheel loaders/Bobcats, Crawler/Bulldozer, Compaction Equipment, Backhoes, Miscellaneous Construction Equipment Please submit your Expression Of Interest (EOI) on the provided form. EOI Documents outlining requirements are available from: The Corporation of the City of Nelson Suite 101, 310 Ward Street Nelson, BC V1L 5S4 Contact: Finance and Purchasing Manager 250-352-8204 Or the City of Nelson web site:

The Nelson Food Cupboard Society and Chantelle Lonnee would like to thank the Community of Nelson for so generously supporting the Coins for Christmas campaign. Almost $2000 was raised for the 2nd year in a row!

See you next year! Obituaries


SALEH AHMAD ABURANEH July 21, 1974 - January 26, 2012

Amazing Father, Loving Husband, Beautiful Son, Caring Brother, Proud Nephew and Cousin, Best Friend Saleh is survived by his loving wife Tina, daughter Sahara, son Jordan, sister Rana, brother Noor, extended family and kindred spirits. February 3rd, 2012 Saleh was laid to rest with his parents in New Hope Cemetery in Cambridge Ontario following a funeral service at the Islamic Center of Cambridge and memorial with friends and loved ones in the West Kootenays, BC. The Aburaneh family would like to send out a huge thank you for all of the love and support that they have received from their family, friends and community. The Tina Aburaneh Trust Fund has been set up at the Bank of Montreal if you wish to make a donation to their family.

Forever in our hearts

Full Time Office Administrator

The Nelson Star has an opening for a full time Office Administrator. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic and fun, but results-oriented team, and will be responsible for the day to day operation of the Nelson Star office. Duties include, but are not limited to: A/R, A/P, Payroll, booking of Classified Ads and Obituaries, as well as support to Sales & Circulation Departments. The ability to work independently in an extremely fast paced environment while adhering to deadlines is a must. Candidates considered for the position will be proficient with various computer programs including Microsoft Office and some DOS based systems. Candidates will also be results oriented, strong communicators, and be willing to learn and adapt in an ever-changing business environment. We offer a great working environment with a better than average compensation plan, along with a strong benefit package. Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by 5:00 pm Friday, Feb 17, 2012. Thank you to all who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please send your resume and cover letter to: Chuck Bennett, 514 Hall Street, Nelson B.C. V1L 1Z2 No phone calls please


Merchandise for Sale


Heavy Duty Machinery

Homes for Rent 2.5 bdrm Mobile Home N/S, N/P, W/D, new carpet. Adult Park, references required, 7 min to Nelson on Granite Rd. $775.00/mo plus utilities. 250-352-0898

A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / BRIDGES / EQUIPMENT Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Smallforklifts/F350C/C”Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & Storage. Call 24 Hrs 1-866528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

Misc. for Sale

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Misc. Wanted

Friday, February 10, 2012 Nelson Star

Uphill Heritage House 3bdrm, 2 full baths, semi-furnished, NS/NP, WD off street parking. $1500/mo + util. Available March 1st ph:250-354-3130

Shared Accommodation Fairview: Looking for a funny, respectful & tidy housemate in February (asap). call 352-2816


Auto Financing Need









Top Price for Silver Coins & Gold. More than Roadshows. Local, 1-800-948-8816

Sporting Goods Current Designs Sirocco touring Kayak $1200, Lendl carbon cranked paddle $150, Palm tour guide PFD $150, HullRaiser Aero kayak roof bars $135, can be purchased in a bundle for $1600 obo. Mountain bike Giant Reign X2, 09, size m $1750 obo call 250-352-7382

Real Estate Houses For Sale

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals


YOU’RE APPROVED Poor, Good, OR No Credit at AUTO CREDIT NOW Details and APPLY online OR TOLL FREE 1-877-356-0743

Cars - Sports & Imports 1998 Subaru Legacy AWD, 4 dr sedan, auto, A/C, P/W, P/D, P/L, 150,000 km, only 2 owners, nice shape. $4,800 obo. 250-442-7066.

Recreational/Sale Four Seasons 1995 BONAIR PARK MODEL RV, 8x35 with 2 tip outs. This unit has insulated skirting, storm windows & double sliding doors w/storm doors. It is very clean & has been well cared for. It has a full sized fridge, tub & shower in the bathroom with the sewer set up to be piped direct into the septic system. It was very easy to heat this winter. PRICE $9000. Ready to be moved to your location. (250)426-8560 (250)421-0384

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

Boats World’s Finest FISHING BOATS Weldcraft, Hewescraft, Lund, Godfrey Pontoons Mark’s Marine, Hayden, ID 1-888-821-2200



Apt/Condo for Rent

Legal Notices

1bdrm in quiet, adult oriented bldg. walking distance to town. WD NS/NP, parking, March 1st. $675/mo 250-352-5634

2bdrm + large storage room. Very nice, great location, NS call 250-551-4821 for details

Bright uphill 1bdrm, NS/NP ref. req’d. 1 person or couple only. $650/mo + util. 352-5995

Nelson:1br sunny/quiet/clean 3 blk. to dntwn. NS/NP/Ref. Sep. entr. $725+util.352-6062

Nelson: 2 bdrm apartment avail. February 10th. NS/NP $825/mo incl. power 365-7335 Shaughnessy Apartments now accepting applications on 2 bedroom apt. NS/NP $670/mo + util. Quiet Adult bldg in Rosemont 352-0118

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby give that creditors and others having claims against the estate of William Joseph Robertson aka: Billy Robertson of 290 Vector Road, Salmo, BC V0G 1Z0 are required to send full particulars of such claims to the executor, Bill Robertson at 250-357-0131 on or before March 2, 2012 after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed having regard only to claims that have been received.

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I am opposed to abortion because I was once a 7 week old foetus. Nelson Right to Life Seven weeks after conception

There are 7,000,000,000 people. There are only 200 ocelots left on our ur p planet. laane et.

& reducing waste. Help by recycling

Junior Leafs Get Into WOW Late last month, six Nelson Junior Leafs players promoted a South Nelson Elementary School initiative — WOW, Walk or Wheel on Wednesday. These players were ambassadors of the program greeting students walking to school, and placing their names in for a draw for NDCC facility passes (kindly donated by the NDCC). WOW is a school-based initiative, supported by Interior Health and South Nelson parents. It encourages students and their families to make an extra effort every Wednesday to walk or wheel to school, or part of the way, by parking a few blocks away from school. Through WOW, South Nelson is trying to promote healthy lifestyles, pedestrian safety, and reduce traffic congestion near the school. Each month there is a fun WOW theme which aims to help make walking or wheeling to school a bit easier and more fun. On this Wednesday it was “meet a Leaf/wear your jersey” Wednesday.


The Nelson Knights of Columbus are seeking nominations to recognize an individual who has made the greatest contribution through volunteerism. Nomination forms and cover letters are available at Nelson City Hall, Chamber of Commerce and Sonja’s China Cabinet. Nominations close at 4:00 p.m. February 29, 2012


From the Hallways of L.V. Rogers — Cam Olson

One semester to go


t has been another eventful month at L.V. Rogers High School. The most recent weeks were especially frantic, as students were studying hard for their provincial exams. As a result of the teachers strike, the majority of the nonprovincial exams had been either excluded or offered as an option to the class. Most teachers believe that the issues permitting these exams will be resolved by the end of the next semester in June. Currently, the students are easing their way into the first weeks of their new courses. There is a collective buzz during the first days of class that stems from the satisfaction of completing the first semester and the excitement of starting a new one. Grads in particular are thrilled at the thought of being only half a year away from their graduation, a nearing moment that has been anticipated for years. Although there is no lack of joy from the grads,

there is unfortunately a lack of funding. Many of them were surprised to hear that the money already raised is far from what was expected by now. The class is highly encouraged to continue selling the Save-On gift cards to their friends, family or anyone in the community who would like to contribute this year’s graduation. A bottle drive will also be taking place this Saturday to help raise money, with students collecting cans and bottles from door to door. They are greatly counting on the generosity of Nelson residents to boost them to their financial goal. LVR’s counsellor of 14 years, Deb Smith, who has had a very motivational impact on all her students, has recently retired. Deb was honoured in an assembly to recognize her contribution and the guidance she offered to her students. They were always the top of her priority, and each individual received Deb’s full attention until the

problem was resolved. The passion she held for her job was very evident. With her energetic attitude towards her work, she has not only managed to help kids with scholarships and course selections, but has also been an enthusiastic friend to every member of LVR. The school’s staff and students will miss her humorous attitude and commitment to her work. The Night of Local Talent is being held in the Nelson United Church on February 18, with proceeds going towards Yamandu, a village in Sierra Leone. With performances by an array of Nelson’s talent, such as the Corizon choir, it is sure to be an entertaining evening for all. Tickets are $10 for students and $12 dollars for adults, and are on sale from the Global Perspectives students and Eddy’s Music. Cam Olson is a Grade 12 LVR student. His column is featured once a month

T-shirts available at Annie’s Boutique $11.00 each (no tax).


Friday, February 10, 2012 Nelson Star


Need new Skis?

Touchstones of Nelson - Greg Scott

Kokanee becomes park Dateline February 6, 1922


We need

Carriers! Uphill routes available • 2 in Lions Park Area • Gore / Hendryx Area • Silica / Hendryx Area

Call Liz 250.352.1890

433 Josephine Street, Nelson BC 250-352-2100



The home team of REALTORS® at Nelson Realty is pleased to welcome DEANE STANLEY to the Team. Deane’s enjoyment of the outdoors and the recreation this area offers is strengthened by his training in Ski Resort Operations & Management and Golf Course Management. His caring for others is demonstrated by his creation of his emergency service business, First Aid on Location. Deane has been a Nelsonite since 1998 along with his wife Alison Watt and their two sons, Owen and Kade. We are excited to have Deane join our family oriented team and invite you to stop by the ofÀce to say Hi, or call Deane any time.

reation of two provincial parks was announced today by Hon. T.D. Pattulo, Minister of Lands. One of these parks is Mount Assiniboine near Banff, and the other the Kokanee Park, at the head of the Kootenay and Slocan Lakes. It is something over two years that the Kokanee Mountaineering Club of Nelson started the movement to have the square mile covering the summit of Mount Kokanee and including six of the seven glaciers declared a provincial park. It was after the 1919 climb that the club started the movement, and on the 1921 climb the provincial camera man, Mr. Keane, was along, and became a great booster for the proposition. This wonderland is only a few miles from the existing highway system and is expected to attract motor tourists to the Kootenay in great numbers.

Dateline February 17, 1922


nthused with the ideals of Rotarians as expounded by two organizers of District Number 19, a number of local businessmen have formed what will be known as the Rotary Club of Nelson, British Colum-

bia, with the avowed object of meeting once a week at a luncheon or other similar affair to indulge in mutual interchange of ideas and thus work toward creating a better business and community spirit in Nelson. The district of the new club will be within a five mile radius of the city post office and will meet weekly at the Hume Hotel.

Dateline February 20, 1922


ith half a mile of track from Apex southward buried by a huge slide of snow, the Great Northern Railway was forced to cancel its schedule entirely on its route to Spokane, at least for today, and possibly for the remainder of the week. The company does not run a train on that route on Sundays, so no train was stalled in transit. A big crew of men, including 20 veterans attending the Great War Veterans Association convention in Nelson, were rounded up and will tackle the job of putting the track in shape for traffic early this morning.

Dateline February 22, 1922


scaping in their night clothes into the icy yard, from their burning cottage, the flames of which were

fanned by almost a gale, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Stromstead and their 13-year-old son and seven-year-old daughter had a narrow escape from death this morning a few minutes after midnight. All that was saved from the Granite Road house were a gramophone, a violin and a few pictures that were snatched up. There was no saving the cottage, which has three rooms, with papered walls without plaster, and in a few minutes it was a heap of ruins.

Dateline February 23, 1922


ontesting a Provincial Title series for the first time in history, the Nelson Cubs won the intermediate hockey championship of BC when they were declared winners of the series over Vancouver Bluebirds last night. Following a dispute regarding a goal in the last minute of play the Bluebirds’ management declined to let the Vancouver boys return to the ice for overtime play when called. The big crowd of fans – there were over 800 – were delighted to see the Cubs bring the championship to Kootenay, but freely expressed their disappointment that there should be any dispute regarding the niceties of rulings.

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We Love Your Pets & They love Us!


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Valentine’s tips for parents


ebruary is the month of love. It’s the month of Valentine’s Day, a holiday created to bring a little warmth into our lives during what can be the coldest month of the year. We need something to warm our hearts, and our relationships, when the harshness of the weather can make us cranky and short tempered and can make us forget how

much we love the people in our lives. Sometimes we need reminders. Valentine’s Day can present a particular challenge for couples with babies and young children. Your lives and relationships have been turned upside down by the arrival of children. Much of the time your focus is on your baby, or your busy toddler, or your energetic preschooler. Besides dealing with

children’s intense and obvious needs, you have to get meals prepared, laundry done, the bathroom door fixed, the bills paid, appointments kept, older children driven to activities, your partner and/or you off to work .... and on and on.

Parenting takes so much time and so much emotional and physical energy. It’s not particularly romantic. Having children has definitely been identified as a strain on a relationship. Sometimes you are pulled in so many directions, and are

so drained, that you forget about your partner. Working on your relationship falls to the bottom of your priority list. Parenting comes first. But having children is also a great Column continues on Page 32

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Friday, February 10, 2012 Nelson Star

Community Slocan Community Library Gets Grant

Happy ending for library SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Yuval Hager, a software developer working in Slocan City for IBM has secured a $1,000 IBM grant for the Slocan Community Library. The grant will be used to renovate the library’s foyer, turning that under-used space into a media centre housing the library’s growing collection of videos, DVDs, CD’s and talking books. Yuval, his wife Naama, and their three daughters, arrived in Slocan from Israel in 2010. The family has recently grown, with the birth of a son in December. Yuval has volunteered at the Slocan library almost since moving to town. He installed and now maintains the library’s catalogue software, and is developing the library’s website. (You can browse the catalogue at IBM’s corporate policy encourages employees to volunteer in their local communities, and offers monetary incentives for doing so when the employee, organization, and project meet specific eligibility requirements. Yuval applied to IBM’s Community Grants Program after completing 100 hours of volunteer work for the library. Yuval’s volunteer time satisfied IBM’s requirements and the project was acceptable, but as the Slocan Community Library is not a registered non-profit group, it was found

(L-R) Joanne Ellis (WEGCSS), Aur Hager (happy library user), Yuval Hager (IBM employee), Stu MacCuaig (SCL volunteer committee).

ineligible to participate. Joanne Ellis, Executive Director of W.E. Graham Community Services Society and a Slocan Community Library Committee member stepped in at that point. Noting that W.E. Graham community Services Society is a non-profit organization mandated to provide educational, social, recreational and cultural services to the Slocan-area community, she said: “As an umbrella group, we can be the non-profit association sponsoring Yuval’s application for the benefit of our local

community library.� The library committee gratefully accepted the assistance provided by W.E. Graham Community Services Society and committee member Stu MacCuaig was appointed to complete the library’s project section of the grant application. With all requirements fulfilled by Yuval Hager, WEGCSS, and the library, the grant application was successful, and the result was a cheque from IBM for $1,000. Don’t you just love a happy ending?

Continued from Page 31 source of joy and fulfillment and can bring a couple closer with a deepening of their bond. What makes the difference? How can you sustain and deepen your relationship after children come into your lives? Here are some ideas: • We all carry a deep imprint of how parents are “supposedâ€? to behave. Our partners’ imprint is different from ours. It’s a good idea to talk honestly and deeply about how you were each parented, how it affected you, how you think parents should act, and together choose how you want to parent. • Be sure to speak up about your expectations. Your partner can’t meet them if he or she doesn’t even know what they are. And once they are articulated, you may find that they don’t really make sense in this new family that you have created. • Be real about your feelings with each other. It’s inevitable that you will have some negative feelings and it’s okay to have them. Listen to each other. Accept your partner’s feelings. • You will also have many positive feelings of delight, pride, deep deep love and wonder at the little beings you have in your life. Share those moments with each other as well. • Avoid the “I work harder than youâ€? syndrome. You are both working hard, you are both probably tired. Together you are having an experience you have never had before. • There really is no instruction book for parenting. There is no formula — if there were, there would only be one parenting book and everyone would read it. Parenting is a real learn as you go experience. View this as a shared learning journey. Read books that make you feel good about yourself and your children.

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If your partner doesn’t read, read to him or her. • Do little things to bring you closer together. - Take some time together to watch your children sleep. It always brings feelings of love. - Have a candlelit dinner together once a week — even if it’s take-out or macaroni and cheese. - Leave little affectionate notes for each other regularly. - Read non-parenting books to each other. - Put on some music and dance together — even if you have to hold the baby at the same time. - Hug — even if for a few seconds. It’s good for your children to see you being affectionate with each other. - Every day take the time to say “I love you.â€? - Practice random acts of kindness with each other. - Make a point of getting outside and going for walks together. - Connect and spend time with other couples with children, preferably couples who share your parenting approach and whom both of you like. • If you find yourselves growing more and more distant from each other, go for counselling sooner, rather than later. Take the time to look into each other’s eyes, and remember how much you love each other. You chose to become a couple and to have children together. Allow yourself to let the love resurface through all the tiredness, chaos and disruptions of parenting. Remember that you are each, each other’s Valentine. Happy Valentine’s Day. Judy Banfield has a master’s degree in early childhood education, is an internationally certified lactation consultant, and is the owner of downtown Nelson’s Mountain Baby retail store




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