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nother year of fairy wings, neon fur and flesh has come to an end as Shambhala wrapped up on Monday. Over 10,000 electronic music fans poured into Salmo River Ranch for a non-stop weekend of dancing and partying. The six stages scattered through out the Shambhala Music Festival grounds showcased music from Five Alarm Funk, Sweatshop Union, Kyprios, Bonobo, Think Tank, and more. Each stage provides a different experience to Shambhala partygoers as there is
a separate director for each one. The Rock Pit has a huge circus-like tent and the stage itself is framed with animal skulls and bones that have been found through out the ranch. Shambhala brings in some of the biggest names in electronic music and because the ranch is far from a city centre, it provides an experience to the artists unlike any other. Just up from the Living Room stage is the luxury camping area for artists complete with a comfortable seating area with couches. There were also 2,000 Shambhala staff â€” or farmily as they are known as at the festival â€” including Sham-
bassadors, doctors, nurses and on-site psychologists. The Shambhala experience can become overwhelming at times and part of the downtown area includes a sanctuary where people can go to escape the party for a bit. Despite rumours that Shambhala is nearing itâ€™s end, staff emphasized all the ways they are looking to improve the experience in the future, including more car-free camping areas, decreasing the amount of waste being shipped out by incorporating composting, and looking at alternatives to diesel generators, which are used to power the entire festival. Shambhala takes place annually in early August. More photos on Page 16.
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A 40-year-old Fruitvale resident drowned over the weekend after apparently falling off his moored boat at the Kaslo Marina. Local RCMP say the Health Duclos and his father were sleeping overnight on the boat when he got up in the middle of the night. He did not return to bed. All of Duclos’ belongings remained on the vessel.
On Sunday morning the man was reported missing. A recreational diver entered the lake at the marina and checked the underwater area around the vessel. The man was later located off the stern of the boat in approximately 40 feet of water. The BC Coroner’s Service and RCMP are continuing their investigation. No foul play is suspected. It appears that the subject slipped and fell into the water during the early morning hours of Sunday and drown.
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The expansion of housing at the Nelson and District Youth Centre will continue to take steps forward now that council has approved the project in principle. The Nelson Community Service Centre approached council in July at a Committee of the Whole meeting to present the idea of adding an extra floor to the facility at 608 Lake Street. The recommendation by city staff was that approval in principle be deferred until the Community Service Centre review the opportunities for development of their existing site at 605 Lake Street (Cicada Place). Councillor Donna Macdonald said it’s important the project receive approval in principle so they can apply for development grants and other funding. “They don’t want to miss an opportunity for funding if it becomes available,” said Macdonald. Macdonald suggested an amended recommendation, which would allow for approval in principle. In July when the presentation was made to council by the Community Service Centre, they emphasized that having approval in principle is important, especially as things move quickly with BC Housing. Dave Wahn, city planner, said the reason city staff was suggesting the project be deferred is because of potential rezoning conflicts with the Downtown and Waterfront Sustainability Plan. “Neighbouring properties may complain that they weren’t given the same opportunities,” said Wahn. The Downtown and Waterfront Plan is in favour of moving towards more mixed-use facilities like the one suggested by the Community Service Centre for the Youth Centre. Wahn suggested rezoning of the youth centre be deferred because the city is looking at similar rezoning through out the downtown area, which would fit with the Downtown and Waterfront Plan. Councillor Kim Charlesworth wondered if stronger language was needed in the recommendation for the project to receive funding. Council approved the amended recommendation.
No need to wonder what the ferry trafﬁc is like at Kootenay Bay. Simply logging on the internet gives travellers an idea of what they are in for at the crossing. MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter
There is nothing worse than rushing for the ferry only to find out there is a huge line. But now ferry passengers leaving Kootenay Bay can get a sneak peak at the wait before they leave home. Bob Carter, who is the operations manager for the East Shore Internet Society, had thought up the idea for a webcam at the Kootenay Bay ferry terminal a while ago. “I thought it would be a neat thing to do. We ended up getting a bit of funding from the economic development commission from Area A and we applied some of that funding to this project,” he said. Carter lives in Crawford Bay and said he has already received a lot of positive feedback about the webcam. “It’s been very popular. People think it’s the best thing we’ve ever done. It is really handy and I’ve used it many times myself, especially when the little ferry was running, I would sit there and wonder do I go for the ferry and think ‘not yet, not yet. Ok now!’” he said. Carter laughs at the fact that people think the webcam is the best project the East Shore Internet Society has done. “Yeah, we provide internet, but the webcam is the best thing we’ve ever done,” he said. Because of the success and popularity of the Kootenay Bay webcam, Carter said there is no discussion of putting a webcam at the Balfour terminal. “We have to figure out the logistics, but I would like to make that happen,” he said. The East Shore Internet Society is a not-for-profit organization, which Carter said runs like a business. “Our focus is to be more service orientated and to improve the quality of life for our community. The webcam
seemed like something that would benefit our community locally,” he said. Not only is Carter the operations manager for the East Shore Internet Society but he is also the founder. “It came out of involvement with the Kootenay Lake Chamber of Commerce in 2005, it was at the point when the provincial government was looking at ways of bridging the digital divide. They had funded an organization called the BC community connectivity cooperative,” he said.
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ANKORS Puts on Art Slam to Raise Money and Awareness for AIDS
Challenge put out to artists MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter
ANKORS is challenging local artists to put their creative stamina to the test with their 72 hour art slam. “Each year we try to hold events that will kind of raise support and awareness for our AIDS Walk on September 17,” said Carmen Petrick, West KootenayBoundary AIDS walk for life co-ordinator. “Last year, we had a theme song contest in the summer and this year we decided to expand on it and include artists of all genres.” Last year’s theme song contest received a lot of support and submissions and Petrick said they are hoping for the same this year. The art slam begins on August 19 when all of the participants are given an inspiration package. “The package will include
a prop and a theme for their art piece. Starting at 6 p.m. they will have 72 hours to complete any kind of art expression that they want to. The only rule is that by 6 p.m. on Monday, August 22 they need to have their piece back to ANKORS,” said Petrick. The goal of the event is to raise awareness of HIV/ AIDS in the West Kootenay and to raise money for ANKORS. “We’re hoping that this will be a kick off for our AIDS walk, but also celebrate all the wonderful artists we have in Nelson,” said Petrick. A number of artists have already registered to participate in the event and Petrick said there will be a good variety of mediums presented. She said there will be some well known artists coming in to participate. “There will be a lot of
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ANKORS will also be asking the artists who are doing visual art pieces, like paintings and sculptures, if they would be willing to donate their paintings to the silent auction which will be part of the final showcase. The public is being invited to participate in the showcase at Prestige Lakeside Resort on August 26.
“All the art pieces will be on display, there will be a wine and cheese reception and there will be voting for who winds the competition,” said Petrick. There will be cash prizes, with $250 for first place, $150 for second place, and $50 for third place. There is also an entry fee of $20, however, this fee is a donation to ANKORS and is eligible for a charity tax receipt. There is also a scholarship for those who are unable to pay the entry fee. The art slam has been sponsored by Columbia Basin Trust, Ric’s Lounge and Grill at the Prestige, Nelson Brewing Company and the Hume Hotel. Contact Carmen or Brahm at ANKORS at 250-5055506, aids-walk@ankors. bc.ca, or ankors.ca for more information and to register for this exciting event.
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Shaw brings back Spokane to local TVs VAL ROSSI Trail Daily Times Reporter
After pulling the plug on Spokane channels, Shaw is listening to its West Kootenay customers and switching back to the southern friend. Shaw will spend “several million” on building and connecting Greater Trail, Castlegar, Nelson and Creston to its fibre-optic network, which ultimately means it will have the backbone to support a Spokane signal and expand its services, according to Shaw’s vice president of operations. Connecting the West Kootenay to Shaw’s fibre optic will enable them to deliver new broadband Internet packages, recently launched in all of its fibre-friendly communities. The sudden change-ofheart stems from the telecommunications provider recently adjusting its U.S. network feeds in the region –replacing five Spokanebased stations with four from Seattle and one out of Detroit. The move was made to
meet requirements made by the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission to ensure time zones were matched with stations to have consistent High Definition and Standard Definition feeds in place before December 31 this year.
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“The challenge we’ve had in the Kootenays is that we currently acquire our feed by satellite and we were unable to acquire both feeds on satellite,” explained Shaw’s Chris Kucharski Wednesday. “We have until the end of the year to make that compliant and we made the original decision to move the
signals, but, quite frankly, we didn’t anticipate the level or extent from which we heard from our customers.” Among the locals who made their voices heard was Brent Cantarutti, a 20-yearold university student who is back home in Rossland for the summer. The history and political science major, not only made a presentation at Warfield council earlier this month, but also connected with MP Alex Atamanenko, local politicians and tweeted with Shaw, the CRTC and the Spokane news channel. He feels the West Kootenay is detached from Seattle, which was the only news feed received via Shaw for the past couple of weeks. “You’re basically grabbing a lifelong customer,” said Cantarutti, touching on his frustrations with the lack of attention Shaw gave to the switch. “You’re making deals with my age group, that we continue to purchase TV, and I haven’t had an issue with you and now you go and do something like this in the era of customer choice
— supposedly right?” With his great-grandfather settling in the community in 1906, Cantarutti said he’s aware of the historical linkage — from capital flowing from the American city in support of the Rossland mines to a rail connection and even the first local television station came from Spokane. If historical ties or bangon weather forecasts weren’t enough to appreciate the Spokane news, economic opportunity was also a reason to complain, according to Warfield council. “It just doesn’t bother everyday people, it really has an impact on commerce and our relationship with recreation because we do tons of advertising in Spokane,” said village councillor Tom Milne. “Seattle is like another world, they’re not here; they’re not adjacent.” Just as in the past, Cantarutti sees that the region needs Spokane in order to economically diversify and is pleased to hear Shaw has reconsidered.
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Affordable Housing in the Downtown
Savoy project hits a wall MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter
The Savoy affordable housing project has reached a dead end after a BC Housing consultant advised pastor Jim Reimer that the project was not feasible. “Basically he told us to scrap the project because when you factor in the renovation costs plus the purchase costs the numbers don’t make sense,” said Reimer of Kootenay Christian Fellowship. James Weldon, who is a consultant with BC Housing met with Reimer and predicted that the cost of the renovations needed to the Savoy Hotel would be $2 million. Weldon has worked with BC housing to convert buildings in Vancouver to single room occupancy units. “He’s very experienced and he spent a lot of time with us and went through the building and looked over our business plan. He was very supportive and felt that we have a solid business plan, proposal and presentation of what the need is,” said Reimer. Unfortunately, he said
there is no funding available either provincially or federally, other than small bits of development funding. “He was looking at it simply from market value; what the renovations would cost from market value. He wasn’t taking into consideration the community support. We have had strong community support from both Home Hardware and Maglios,” said Reimer. Weldon felt that because Kootenay Christian Fellowship doesn’t own the building, the combination of the purchase price and the renovation costs makes the project unsustainable. “The only thing that I’d like to see happen, if we owned the building out right, without the debt, then we could chip away at the renovations with the community support that we have. The problem is that we don’t own the building,” said Reimer. Until the Savoy sells, Reimer keeps some hope that the project may move forward. He said the main barrier to the project moving forward, even at a different location, is that they will have to buy the land or the build-
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ing to move forward. “If there was some kind of miraculous event that would get us to where we own the building without the debt, then we could proceed,” said Reimer. For now, the project is on hold and he is thankful for the community support. “I’m going to be sending out a letter in the next week to all those people that
supported us, and offering the option of returning the money they donated, or keeping the money in a separate account until we have another opportunity to do what we want to do that supports our vision of Our Daily Bread, and housing,” said Reimer. The Savoy project was originally projected to cost $2.5 million.
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Atamanenko reacts to upheaval JIM SINCLAIR Castlegar News Editor
The unexpected announcement from leader Jack Layton created a stir among the federal New Democratic Party earlier this month. Surprise and sadness, in fact was expressed across the country, across party lines and various levels of government following the revelation that he would be stepping aside temporarily in order to deal with a newly diagnosed form of cancer. The leader had already been largely successful in a battle against prostate cancer. Like the rest of the country, Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko said the news came out of the blue.
Local MP Alex Atamanenko was caught off guard by Jack Layton’s news earlier this month.
“I felt shocked and surprised,” the Castlegar-based NDP MP said. “This was totally unexpected. It is because of Jack that we did so well in the last election, especially in Quebec. Thanks to his efforts as leader, the
Party is where it is today.” Atamanenko said when his party’s leader dropped the bomb it was difficult to hear. “There was a feeling of solidarity and lots of emotion,” he said. “During our meeting in Ottawa we had a chance to listen to Jack as he spoke to us on the phone and also to speak and express our feelings. It was like a big family meeting when members come together and support each other. All of us expressed our unequivocal support for Nycole Turmel as interim leader.” Despite the upheaval in the party, Atamanenko feels the official opposition will still be a strong watchdog under its interem leader. “I did not know much
about her other than the fact that she might be a distant relative of one of my good friends, and the fact that she was president of the Public Service Alliance,” Atamanenko said of Turmel. “She is also our caucus chair, is fully bilingual, and has functioned very well in that capacity. I believe she will do a good job as interim leader. “As a past union national president, she has worked with people from all over the country and, I believe, understands our different regions. We have to remember that she is not alone. She is supported by two very experienced deputy leaders, a strong executive, excellent staff and many experienced MPs.”
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The dog days of summer
ust when we thought it may never come, summer has seemingly settled into the Kootenay. Beaches, parks and downtown streets are once again teeming with life thanks to sunny skies and balmy temperatures. Like clockwork the summer sizzle has spurred press releases from the local SPCA and other animal advocates about proper pet managment during hot days. It seems ridiculous that pet owners need to be reminded about how to treat their companions when the mercury rises, but it happens. Too often dogs will be left in blazing hot cars in our downtown or at the mall. Sure the window’s cracked, but the tongue hanging sadly out of a pooches mouth is a clear sign of distress. Visitors from out of town might have an excuse for this type of cruelty. Our overly strict downtown dog ban catches many tourists off guard and leaves them in the uncomfortable position of having to make a choice between their pet’s comfort and an opportunity to check out this little gem in the mountains. It’s an ongoing concern and one that only city council can help solve. Locals have no excuse. It’s understandable to want our four-legged friends to tag along during our summer outings, but pet owners need to think ahead. Leaving a dog in a hot car for even a couple minutes is torture. Anyting longer than that can be tragic. Kootenay residents love summer and they love their pets. It’s okay to get excited about the true arrival of summer, but don’t get carried away and ensure the dogs enjoy the season in comfort. We want to hear from you.
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Council Column - John Dooley
Council getting the job done
his report is my opportunity to highlight to the community the direction set by council. Our priorities included: Sustainability Plan; a Downtown and Waterfront Plan; Climate Action plan; an Active Transportation Plan; a Housing Strategy and a Water and Sewer Master Plan. Council continued to work on building partnerships at the local, regional, provincial, and federal government levels to achieve specific goals. By focusing our efforts on key strategic areas we are already beginning to see the results of good planning. We are well aware that implementing plans and achieving goals require partnerships with many stakeholders. Most projects today simply cannot be delivered solely by our municipal government; we need to build partnerships within the community, the region and beyond to move forward. We made significant progress on a number of our strategic directions, moved forward with several major capital projects and reinvested in our community by maintaining and replacing critical infrastructure. We invested more than $5 million in infrastructure such as water, sewer, roads, sidewalks and hydro, to name a few, some of those upgrades are the first phase of Nelson Hydro’s downtown conversion. We will continue to allocate resources to ensure planned maintenance and replacement of the city’s infrastructure. Taking
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good care of these assets is one of the most important things we can do to address the sustainability of our community in the long term. I would like to highlight some of the most exciting work started in the Nelson. The $15 million expansion of the ER at Kootenay Lake Hospital was one such example. The creative local solution to the need for a CT scanner, and the renovations that are now underway in the Selkirk College dorms on 10th Street, are two more examples of partnerships in action. These projects involved an extensive cooperation between the Interior Health Authority, the West KootenayBoundary Regional Hospital District, the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation, Selkirk College, Columbia
Basin Trust, and the City of Nelson, RDCK, provincial and federal governments. It was the cooperation and leadership of the whole region that allowed these projects to move forward. The current year promises to be an equally successful one for the City of Nelson. Council is focused on six strategic directions and we are moving forward with planning a sustainable future that is in line with our community’s values of arts, culture, heritage and recreation. In 2011 we continue to move forward encouraging more active transportation through pathway improvements and new sidewalk construction, and creating a sustainable plan to link downtown and the waterfront. We are working with
our regional district partners on a new waste management Recourse Recovery Plan that will streamline the waste system, balance costs, and divert additional waste from the landfill. I would like to express my gratitude to the many volunteers and employees of the City of Nelson who work so hard to move us forward with the priorities set by council. There is a lot to be proud of in this city of ours, and I look forward to another year of working with our employees, community partners and residents to help make Nelson the best place it can be. John Dooley is the mayor of Nelson. He shares this Wednesday space with his collegues at the council table.
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Council must get on the bus Shaving transit makes me very angry and upset. Imagine knowing the following: -That BC Transit would not include public engagement during their service review. tÄ‡BUDPVODJMMPS.BSHBSFU Stacey did not want public consultation before voting on BC Transitâ€™s recommendations as it would result in those who want to use it a lot storming in or writing letters. tÄ‡BUUIFDJUZXJMMOPU consider the opinions and recommendations of the ones who wouldâ€™ve been the most knowledgeable about what routes would work better, the bus drivers themselves. tÄ‡BUUIFOFXCVTFT were not the only options to choose from in BC Transitâ€™s fleet but were the ones deemed, among other things, the most fuel efficient. tÄ‡BUTPNFPOFBUDJUZ hall said there was no point in fighting to keep Sunday service as the motion was already passed and it would be too hard to change. tÄ‡BU#$5SBOTJUJODMVEFE in itâ€™s review that ridership will drop for at least a year after the changes are made but
will go back up after weâ€™ve learned the new system. tÄ‡BU#$5SBOTJUTSFDPNmendations were made based on only two days of ridership review and did not include weekends.
â€œI challenge city council to put yourselves in otherâ€™s shoes for a change and then tell us that these proposed transit changes are even close to reasonable.â€? tÄ‡BUUIFDJUZTBZTSBUFT were raised but did not cover the financial shortfall. (Cash fares raised by 25 cents. Day passes by $1 but can no longer be purchased from the drivers.) .POUIMZQBTTUP#BMGPVS EJEOPUHPVQ.POUIMZQBTT in town was $46 â€” combined PVUUP-PXFS.JMF3PBE was $60 â€” is now $50! tÄ‡BUUIFPOFTXIPXJMM be most affected will be those with young children, those who have physical and health
issues and the elderly and have definitely not been given serious consideration in any of the recommendations or decisions. I challenge everyone on city council, as well as their families, to take transit wherever they need to go, including grocery shopping, for at least a month. Get some weights to strap on to your legs and arms to be able to even vaguely imagine how the elderly or those with physical issues feel while they walk carrying bags of groceries that may see them through a couple of days. Have the Canadian National Institute for the Blind explain how limited sight is if you have macular degeneration and then see how you navigate walking from Front Street to the mall, even with a new sidewalk. I challenge city council to put yourselves in otherâ€™s shoes for a change and then tell us that these proposed transit changes are even close to reasonable. To anyone else who may be as angry as I am, I challenge you to write letters as well. Jill Wilson Nelson
Rowling part of modern decay Fill in the blank from this RVPUF JOB+,3PXMJOH)BSSZ Potter novel: â€œWords are our most inexhaustible source of m_____.â€? The word is magic. But if you thought money, you DPVMECFFYDVTFE3PXMJOH got wealthy as the creator of the Harry Potter fantasy series and all its spin-off products and profits. She is the mistress of writing to get rich by expanding some pretty thin ideas into very thick books. Iâ€™ve just seen the last (thankfully) of the Potter films. I do not think highly PG3PXMJOHTCPPLT*NVDI BENJSF+335PMLJFOIPXever. The differences between them grew out of their mental universes and cultural roots. 3PXMJOHJTEPPNFEUPCF shallow by her own lack of mental furnishings, whereas Tolkien had enormous depths of mind from his profound knowledge of history, philology, and the deep traditions of his catholic christian faith. I do not wish to dump on Potter fansâ€™ enthusiasm or
maturity, but letâ€™s have some literary perspective. Tolkien fought in WWI trenches, where many of his friends died, and served the British war effort against Hitler, experiences of depth
â€œOur age of electronic over-stimulation and hyper-afďŹ‚uence is not productive of a culture that makes us think too hard.â€? TVDIUIBU3PXMJOHXPVMEOPU approach in her easier life. Pottermania is a childrenâ€™s QIFOPNFOPO3PXMJOHXSPUF for young people. Tolkienâ€™s 3JOHCPPLTBSFGPSBEVMUT .JOEZPV TPDJPMPHJTUTBOE psychologists these days recognize that adulthood is delayed, in particular for males in rich nationsâ€™ societJFTUIVTNBMFTVQUPZFBST old profess to Pottermania. English readers, polled for their opinion of the greatest English work of fiction in the 20th century, have chosen
5PMLJFO3PXMJOHDBOOPU make that kind of impact, nor does she deserve to. Itâ€™s nice that â€˜tweens, teens and unmatured adults like tales of English boarding school and eccentric magicians, but they will get nothing of profunEJUZGSPN3PXMJOH5PMLJFO and his friend C. S. Lewis, XJMMHJWFSFBEFSTUIBU.BZCF 3PXMJOHJTQFSGFDUGPSPVSBHF of hockey riots, the wars of civilization Canada wages in Libya and Afghanistan, and the daily murder of species by human causes, that we call the modern era. Iâ€™ll end up sounding like a curmudgeon here, but the fact is our age of electronic overstimulation and hyper-affluence is not productive of a culture that makes us think too hard. Books are hard, screens BSFFBTZBOEGVO BOE3PXMJOH has garnered praise just for the fact that her books make kids like reading. To provoke deep thought or insights into the human condition asks too much from Potter. Charles Jeanes Nelson
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Saturday, August 27, 2011
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Editorial Victoria Views - Tom Fletcher
Time for BC to get smart or go broke
C’s job market held steady in July, with unemployment at 7.3 per cent. The latest Statistics Canada job data were released as global financial markets teetered on the edge of another recession.
BC was last reminded of its vulnerability to world events in late 2008 and early 2009, when financial markets froze up and governments around the world started frantically borrowing to bail out major
industries. There are still idle construction cranes around BC, although the vital commodity markets have recovered. It was the sickening skid in provincial revenues, which began to reveal itself during the 2009 elec-
tion campaign, that triggered the BC government’s panicked grab for the harmonized sales tax and its transition fund. If blame is important to you, blame Stephen Harper for the HST, but please don’t believe Bill Vander
Zalm and the NDP when they claim it was merely a political plot covered up with lies. The truth is much scarier than the scare tactics of these political opportunists. Globalization isn’t optional, and there
Ask the Professionals Christine Pearson
What can I do to create a great first impression of my home when it’s time to sell? One of the first things people observe when walking into a home for the first time is how it smells. Of course cleaning is number one and getting rid of old pet odors and things that contribute to the bad smells is of utmost importance. But another great thing you can do that is relatively easy, is to bake something that smells incredibly delicious and makes your home feel inviting. In my past career, I owned a Bakery and a Restaurant, & through that experience I’ve learned what a positive effect the power of great smelling food can have on people. I’ve hosted some open houses recently and baked cookies for those occasions, and I’ve received great feedback and interest from those open houses. So for this article I thought I’d include a recipe that is a sure crowd pleaser. Oatmeal Coconut Cookies Preheat Oven to 325* 1 Cup Butter 1 Cup Sugar 1 Cup Brown Sugar (Beat mixture for 10 minutes until light and fluffy) Add 1 Egg and 1 Tsp. of vanilla, and beat for 5 min. scraping down and mixing thoroughly. Meanwhile in a bowl, set aside 1 ¼ Cup Flour, 1 ¼ Cup Oats, 2 Cups Coconut, ½ Tbsp. Baking Powder, ½ Tbsp. Baking Soda, 1 Tsp. Salt, and 2 Cups of chopped chunks of Callebaut White Chocolate. (Or whatever flavors you like, *crystallized ginger is a nice addition)Add dry ingredients until just combined, scoop cookies onto parchment lined baking sheets and bake until golden. *Careful, coconut toasts quickly once it starts to brown. Happy baking and I hope your home smells delicious & inviting. Sincerely, your local Realtor®, christine@ christinepearson.ca
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Why should I buy travel insurance? Excellent question. There are so many reasons!
Take for example a couple of snow bird vacationers. While on a visit to Arizona, a man suffered a heart attack, was admitted to hospital, and was evacuated by air back to Canada the following day. His wife went with him and a drive-away company was hired to bring their RV back home. The total out-of-pocket cost was $47,868 of which their provincial medical plan paid only $400. Visit the MSP website for details on what they will cover for out of province care—you may be shocked. Not only are out of country emergencies costly but MSP limits coverage once you leave BC whether it is a trip within Canada or abroad. It’s not just your health that you should insure while travelling. Trip cancellation insurance will reimburse you for nonrefundable pre-paid travel arrangements and baggage insurance will cover the cost of clothes, toiletries, and other necessities you may have lost. Of course, as with all policies, there are conditions and exclusions. It is important to review these conditions and exclusions with an Insurance Broker. When shopping for a Travel Medical product the bottom line should not be the price, the bottom line should be - you are covered. Your assets are important and nobody wants to incur debt unnecessarily. So take the precautions to protect yourself and your family!
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How can you shorten the life of your Mortgage?
For many Canadians, a mortgage is the biggest debt they’ll ever take on. What people may not realize is just how big a dent they can put in their mortgage by making prepayments. A mortgage pre-payment is an investment. Making extra payments or larger payments early on can add up to significant interest savings and shorten the life of the mortgage, leaving more money available for RRSPs and other investments, as well as changing lifestyle needs. Here are some strategies for making prepayments: Add a bit to your monthly payment Most of us can find an extra $50 per month by cutting out a restaurant meal. Add that money to your mortgage and you’re saving a lot on interest down the road. Make a yearly pre-payment Paying an extra one or two thousand on your mortgage once per year on the anniversary date of the mortgage could yield significant savings over the life of the loan. For many borrowers, the money for such a prepayment comes from a tax return. Make a larger prepayment early in the mortgage Note that lump-sum mortgage prepayments have a much greater impact on the total amount of interest you’ll pay if they are made earlier. Almost all of my clients have unique situations where we work to customize their mortgage financing needs to match their situation. I have an extensive and diverse background to consult you on the biggest investment of your life. Contact me today for your free consultation; I would love to work on your behalf!
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are lots of countries out there ready to beat us up and take our lunch money if we give them half a chance. The Canadian and U.S. central banks have held interest rates near zero since the crisis. If something more goes wrong, they are “out of bullets,” as economists say. Here’s another economic fact about the year 2011. For the first time in Canadian history, the majority of people with employer-supported pensions now work for government or its agencies, rather than the private sector. Despite all the political blather about left and right, more spending versus less, government keeps growing. That’s true for Canada and for BC, where government grew every year of the allegedly tight-fisted reign of Gordon Campbell. There has been lots of bleating about HST on adult-sized clothing for children. Claiming your hubby’s clothes are actually for a bulky child may be the oldest scam in sales tax evasion. This is an example of what economists call the paradox of public finance. Economists like consumption taxes because they’re difficult to avoid. Many taxpayers dislike them for the same reason. This is the road that leads to Greece, where tax evasion is considered a civil right along with fat pay and pensions. The same population expects to go to university at little or no cost until they’re 30, and then retire at 55, with the whole apparatus somehow held up by the dwindling
band of workers in between. The latest contract demands of the BC Teachers’ Federation give a sense of their Greece-like isolation from reality. Lengthy paid leaves, yet more paid professional development days, oh, and a double-digit wage increase after the rest of the public service has accepted zero.
“The latest contract demands of the BC Teachers’ Federation ﬁve a sense of their Greece-like isolation from reality.” I attended the recent BCTF convention in Victoria, where this entitlement culture was on display. During a news conference about the BCTF’s many demands, someone stood behind Education Minister George Abbott and held up a sign for TV cameras that demanded “No Tankers.” This was no campus radical slipped in from the street. It was a middle-aged BCTF delegate, one of many decrying the industrial economy we need to pay for their pensions. BC aspires to be a shipbuilding economy but it can’t do shipping? According to our public sector union elites, we’re too precious to allow oil tankers in BC? Apparently some have still failed to notice that oil tankers have been going up and down the coast for decades, and back and forth under the Lion’s Gate Bridge for years.
Nelson Star Wednesday, August 10, 2011
HEAT EXHAUSTION: When Summer Fun Goes Wrong
felt after heat exposure and a lack of salt in the body. Heat Exhaustion can make people feel quite unwell leaving the person thirsty, giddy, weak, uncoordinated, nauseated, and sweating profusely. It is interesting Submitted by that while the body temperature is relatively normal, the pulse is raised, Remedy’s Rx Pharmacy and the skin is cold and clammy. Heat stroke is the most serious of Though one would not know it, we are in the season for heat exhaustion. the heat related conditions. It can be life-threatening and people often die While the Kootenies have had from multi organ failure. The body some of the coolest weather in temperature is raised (above 38.2C), some time, summer is ﬁnally patients can be confused , combative, starting to show its warmer side. faint, staggering, or be in a delirium This increased heat can stress the or coma. The pulse is strong and body and cause it to lose its ability rapid. This high body temperature to regulate temperature, resulting is capable of producing irreversible in a medical condition known as brain damage, and thus is a medical hyper thermia. Though we may emergency. not realize this, there is a delicate balance between the production of heat and heat loss to keep the body’s There are many among us who are at a higher risk of heat related illnesses. temperature constant. As the body If you have poor circulation, sweat begins to overheat, it automatically insuﬃciently, are overweight (or starts cooling mechanisms such as conversely underweight), or have sweating (which cools us through heart, lung, or kidney diseases you evaporation). There are a number are at a higher risk. High blood of conditions that excess heat can pressure, consumption of alcoholic produce on the body. Many of us beverages, some medications, and feel “heat fatigue” which is a feeling certain diets can also leave you at a of weakness brought on by high higher risk. outdoor temperature and we feel cool, moist skin, weakened pulse, Some other items that put us at risk and may be faint. Heat cramps are unbearably hot living quarters, can occur when painful muscle spasms in muscle groups such as the lack of transportation (leaving abdominals, arms, or leg muscles are people to in weak health to walk
long distances in the heat), overdressing and visiting over croweded places in the peak of the heat. Certain medications can also lead to a higher risk for heat related illnesses. If you ﬁnd yourself having to be out in the heat, be sure to know the signs and symptoms of heat related illnesses. Block out direct sun (use a hat or umbrella), use cooling fans or air conditioning, rest frequently, drink lots of water (about one cup every 15 minutes), wear light-colored, loose ﬁtting clothing, avoid alcohol, caﬀeinated drinks, and heavy meals. Always be aware of risks and how to decrease them, by talking to your physician or pharmacist you can be sure to have a great summer and enjoy the sun while staying healthy!
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THE WAY OF WATER
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10
Looking for a weekend of yoga, ritual, meditation, raw food, massage and more? Ashinah is offering a weekend retreat that will evolve around the transformational aspects of water. The aim of the weekend retreat is to awaken the internal rhythms, ebbs, and flows accessing our natural balance. The retreat will take place August 12 to 14 in Winlaw. For more information and bookings visit wayofwater. email@example.com or call 250-354-0388.
NELSON’S HERITAGE HOTEL SINCE 1898
Aug. 11th - The Root Sellers Aug. 12th - Deekline
with 5 Kootenay DJs
Aug. 13th - Big Jules & Philth Kids Aug. 16th - Oka
Live Austrailian Techno Funk
Aug. 19th - Humans w/Ricco & Vinnie the Squid Aug. 20th - DJ Hedspin
The Eh! Team DJs
Aug. 25th - Nelson Ford Reverse Beard-Off SK8 Fundraiser
Aug. 26th - Figure & The Killabits Sep. 4th -
Pride Glam Dance with Sugar Coated Killers
Sep. 8th -
Farewell to Nelson
Sep. 9th -
Sep. 10th - Val Kilmer & The New Coke
Live 80’s Band
Sep. 15th - Opiuo Sep. 16th - Ed Solo Sep. 20th - PS I Love You
Sep. 22nd - Michael Rault Sep. 23rd - Karkwa
Sep. 24th - Said the Whale
2011 Juno Winners: Best
Sep. 27th - Hollerado
with Young Rival & Wildlife
Sep. 28th - Yukon Blonde & Library Voices Oct. 8th -
Oct. 14th -
Delhi 2 Dublin
Interested in making a ‘zine and handmade stickers? Laurryn at the Nelson library will be guiding teens through making DIY magazines or ‘zines which are made with a magazine collage, your own word, ideas, clippings and photos. All levels of quality are accepted and WEST ARM PADDLE welcome. The workshop is from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Ages 12 and up are Picture shoving your canoe or kayak off from a private sandy beach invited. It’s free and drop-ins are welcome Contact Joanne at jharon the West Arm of Kootenay Lake and checking the wind as you firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-352-8259 for more information. turn and head toward the main Lake. The crystal droplets dance and fall off your paddle as you leisurely make your way past more beauti- THURSDAY, AUGUST 11 ful private waterfront homes with their own docks and various water A cover letter is often the tipping factor when employers are making craft. On Saturday, August 13 that’s exactly what the Columbia Ca- decisions about who to call to an interview. Increase your chances noe and Kayak Club invites you to do. We will launch from Yvonne of getting that interview! Register beforehand to save your seat for Tremblay’s private beach, where some will have camped the night this free workshop. Register at email@example.com or call 250-352-6200, before. The Tremblay home has been in the family for generations 1-877-952-6200. and we are fortunate that Yvonne wants to share this beautiful property with others. Phone Yvonne at 250-825-9238 for directions and Interested in seeing some award winning art by a former Nelson reslaunch time. The public is invited free and members (or soon-to-be ident? Bibo will be hosting an opening for the artwork of acclaimed members) should let Yvonne know if you would like to camp on the artist Kristy Gordon. The opening will begin at 4:30 p.m. beach before or after the paddle.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 12
KRISTY GORDON ART WORKSHOP
Internationally acclaimed artist and Nelson native Kristy Gordon will be teaching a three day portrait painting workshop. The class is geared towards painters of all skill levels, and is a great opportunity to learn the process of painting with oils. Each day will include a painting demonstration, discussion and individual instruction at the easel. The workshop will take place August 11 to 13. To register for the workshop, or for further information, please contact Bev Gordon by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RITA MOIR BOOK LAUNCH
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Communities are bound together by their celebrations. Given that Rita Moir’s new book, The Third Crop celebrates the diverse communities of the Slocan Valley, it makes sense to introduce this volume to the world at a great, big party. “The Third Crop celebrates abundance,” Moir says, “so all the food served at the launch will be locally grown or made. We’ll have locally grown veggies for dipping, pyrahi (vegetable tarts) made by Doukhobor women, and many goodies made by Fomi’s Bakery, including a cake decorated as the front of the book.” The launch will also feature music by Mabel Kabatoff, Mike Kooznetsoff, and Joanne Taylor. Festivities get under way Sunday August 21 with hors d’oeuvres and desserts starting at 3:30 p.m. and an author presentation at 4 p.m. The event will be held at Vallican Whole at 3762 Little Slocan River Road. This event is free and open to the public.
Do your kids love making art? Do they love camping? If your kids are between five and 12 years old, join Kokanee Park art instructors for regular or drop-in art classes at the Visitor’s Centre. Classes run from 1 to 3 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Labour Day. The two hour class fee is $10 including materials. Seven to 12-year-olds may be dropped off, and five to six-year-olds are welcome to attend accompanied by an adult. For more information email email@example.com.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
Every Saturday this summer, Touchstones Nelson will be offering free guided tours of the permanent museum exhibit with paid admission! Tours will run from July 16 to August 20 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Our experienced docents are available for information inquiries as well as informative tours that cater to all age groups! With a friendly and knowledgeable docent you can see the museum like you’ve never seen it before!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 14
St. Saviour’s Anglican Church is building on the success of its inaugural summer public tours launched last year by again throwing open its doors. The church, located at the corner of Silica and Ward Streets, will again be open during the months of July and August with volunteer tour guides in attendance to answer questions. Alternately, visitors can pick up an informational pamphlet for a self guided tour or just enjoy a quiet contemplative time. The church is 72 HOUR ART SLAM open for tours, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday inclusive, durNelson’s AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society are ing the months of July and August. Tours are free, though donations organizing an a 72 hour art slam to address social issues and stigma are accepted and books detailing the church’s history are available. surrounding HIV/AIDS in the community, while celebrating artists and art in the community. Participants can submit a film, poetry, TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 theatre, song, painting, sculpture, dance and any other type of artist What’s happening in the world of work? What’s happening in Nelexpression. The competition will be held between August 19 and 22, son? Where ARE the jobs? In this fun, interactive workshop we will with a showcase event on the 26th for the general public to attend. explore what’s happening and strategies to find work that works for For more information contact Please contact Carmen or Brahm at you! Please register beforehand to save your seat in this free workshop. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-352-6200, email@example.com or 250-505-5506. 6200.
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Come out and enjoy fresh local produce, crafts and more at the Downtown Farmers Market. The market runs on Baker Street from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Nelson’s premier arts festival is back for its 23rd year. Running for six weeks until September 2, Nelson’s ArtWalk offers area artists the opportunity to have their work viewed by more than a thousand artlovers. It gives downtown businesses a doorway into creative culture; and it’s a veritable feast for the ArtWalking public. For a list of venues visit the Nelson and District Arts Council website at ndac.ca.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17
The 2011 BC Seniors Games comes to Trail, Castlegar and Nelson. Take in the events and cheer on the athletes. The opening ceremonies are at Haley Park and begin at 5 p.m. The Games will be in town until August 20. For information on the events and to see a schedule visit 2011bcseniorsgames.org
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Below the Hume Hotel
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Thursday, August 11
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Saturday, August 20
The Root Sellers Nominated for an international Breakspoll award for best remix (Utah Saints Remix of their smash hit Rock One), pushing out the largest crop of releases yet for this summer and having rocked multiple 65,000 person sold out crowds at BC Place stadium for the Vancouver Olympics, this is a break out year for The Root Sellers. Their sound is created by traveling around the world with laptop computers and a digital hand recorder. The Root Sellers have electrified dance floors, with major performances at Burning Man, Shambhala, and Evolve Festival. They have recently been hitting the charts on Beatport, Mixmag and IDJ magazines, garnering international acclaim. The doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available through the Hume Hotel.
Wax Mannequin: the wandering minstrel, the rock animal, the intensely sincere artist, performer and lyrical genius is coming to the Royal. He holds a handful of acclaimed recordings under his belt and is known for his thought provoking, extravagant live performances that leave you baffled, in awe and amused. Opening set by Nelson’s own Almanak. Showtime is at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at liveattheroyal.com, Eddy Music and Royal Espresso.
Friday, August 12
Saturday, August 13
Deekline Deekline is that rare figure in dance music, the seminal producer who has successfully maintained underground cache while making regular raids into the mainstream. The mastermind behindbassboutique.co.uk the artist who brought you I Don’t Smoke, the hyper-dope UK garage-breaks hybrid that broke the British top 10 back in 2000 and blew up all over again thanks to a 10-year anniversary re-release with a variety of new reworkings from top producers such as Utah Saints, Tim Healey and Crissy Criss (as well as Deekline himself). Yet he also works tirelessly to push street level bass music artists like London’s Ivory and Shystie via the six record labels which he currently oversees. Deekline will be firing up crowds at Spiritbar with Bryx, Deeps, B-Ron, Ryan Wells and Dub Conscious. The doors open at 10 p.m. and tickets are $15 at the door.
The highly talented Juno winner, Mighty Popo, is bringing his African rhythm and roots band to the Kootenays for a very special performance. This is an opportunity to see one of the world’s finest performers right here in Nelson. Mighty Popo Opening the show will be Kirby, a talented, upbeat and contagious singersongwriter and DJ Papa Roots and his blend of funky, world rhythms. Tickets are $15 available at liveattheroyal. com and Royal Espresso.
Sunday, August 14
The Royal Blues Jam is a weekly afternoon of blues featuring Nelson’s blues players as hosted by Craig Atkins. Drinks, food, and the blue: sounds like a fantastic Sunday afternoon. The jam goes from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday, August 16
The Royal’s weekly dance party, Magic Bus, kicks off at 10 p.m. with DJ Express. Come down for another night of great electronic music. Cover is free.
Until the Kootenays hosts the B.C. Senior Games!
To volunteer check out our website at http://2011bcseniorsgames.org/ You can also pick up Volunteer registration forms at the Recreation Complexes in Trail, Castlegar and Nelson
Come and witness the greatest Beatles show on Earth! Live at the Kootenay Lakeview Lodge, Revolver, will be playing all of your favorite Beatles hits while putting on a show you will never forget. This two act performance will take you through all the decades of the Beatles unforgettable career. All the way from their beginnings at the Ed Sullivan Show to their last live performance together, atop Apple Records on Abbey Revolver Road. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime concert in the heart of the Kootenays! General admission tickets are $35, for reserved steak and prawn dinner tickets $85 and for the Skybox experience which accommodates four people it’s $500. Tickets are available in Nelson at Eddy’s Music, in Castlegar at Andre’s Audiotronic, at many businesses in Balfour, at McQ’s Restaurant and Kootenay Lakeview Lodge and by phone at 1-877-229-4141.
Hume Room The Hume Hotel, Nelson
Friday, August 12
Kootenay Co-Op Radio and Radiant Audio invite everyone to the Wild West Old Tyme Revue on Friday August 12 at 7 p.m. at the historic Hume Room in Nelson’s Hume Hotel. The dust will be flying with three different acts to entertain you and get yer toes tappin’. So saddle up your pygmy pony and get ready for some fresh sounds from the past as we introduce y’all to two stellar bands from southern Saskatchewan, and showcase some of our finest local country/roots artists from The Hard Ramblers the West Kootenay. The Wild West Old Tyme Revue is for all ages with food and beverages (licensed) available. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the first act on at 7:30. Tix are $10 to 15 sliding scale for adults, $5 for youth 11 to 18. Kids 10 and under free. The Hume Room is accessed via the Vernon Street entrance or the side entrance on Ward Street just adjacent to the Library Lounge. Tickets only available at the door.
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Join us to welcome members of Wiñay Taki Ayllu from Pisac, Peru, who are visiting Nelson this summer. Dressed in traditional Andean costume, you will be greeted with Pututus - conch shells, followed by an introduction to the group. They will share the teachings of the Andean calendar portrayed with traditional music featuring flutes and drums. After a short intermission Wiñay Taki will show a short video Kawsay Raymi, meaning a happy life, celebrating universal interconnection, reciprocity, and respect that form the basis of the indigenous Andean value system. Following a performance with stringed instruments enhanced with projections of paintings, a portrait of Kusi Kawsay, a Waldorf inspired school based in the Andean traditions, will be given. The event starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door.
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The Canadian Mosaic project pulled through Nelson on Monday. Started two years ago, Timothy John Van Horn is traveling back and forth across Canada until 2017 when he plans to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a massive portrait project. Keep your eyes peeled for the full story in an upcoming edition of the Star. Bob Hall photo
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Kristy Gordon Returns Home
Growth of an artist MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter
oning one’s craft can require a lot of work and dedication, and for Nelson-born artist, Kristy Gordon, it’s meant a lot of traveling. “I don’t even know what to say anymore when people ask me where I’m from,” she says. Gordon is based in Toronto but has recently returned from studying with a master painter in Norway. She’s also travelled to Sante Fe, New Mexico, and may soon be bound for New York. Her journey as a painter began as a teenager living in Nelson. Her mom was very involved with arts and had a lot of art books around the house. “I remember really liking Group of Seven and Colville,” said Gordon. Growing up in Nelson, she said she was encouraged to pursue art and showed her work for the first time in one of the ArtWalks when she was 16. At that time Gordon said she
Finding Work in the Koots Rose Stapenhurst Employment Counsellor One question I often get asked by job seekers is, “how do I get a job in this town?”. Finding a job in Nelson is not just about responding to job postings, it’s more about your connections with people in the community. To cultivate those connections try the following ideas:
Networking Kristy Gordon ﬁrst had a show in Nelson’s ArtWalk when she was 16. She has now returned and will open her new show at Bibo on ThursMegan Cole photo day.
was painting a lot of some level she always portraits. knew she wanted “I was painting to be a painter but my boyfriend at the didn’t realize it was time, and a lot of self- possible to make a portraits. I was also living off it. inspired by things I “I was actually saw in magazines,” she said. Story continues to Gordon said on ‘Gordon’ on Page 15
Yoshie was born in Japan and immigrated to Canada in 1997. She has now lived in the Kootenays for seven years. She has been an artist since a very early age, winning an award at an International child art contest at age ten and has continued to paint, draw, and sculpt proliﬁcally since then. Recently she has been working with art papers on canvas to create deep colourful images that are inﬂuenced by facial expression and Nature. Yoshie is best known for her simple watercolours on lamps sold by Aokilamps and her landscape oil paintings. She grew up in Japan surrounded by her father’s paintings and was inﬂuenced by Japanese paper and print arts and has professionally trained in Calligraphy.
Yoshie’s work can be seen at the Alley Gallery (across from the Oxygen Art Centre) during ArtWalk – on now until September 2nd.
The old adage of “it’s not what you know but who you know” never rung more true than in Nelson and the local area. Asking the people in your network circle for job leads can be helpful, and even if they are not aware of any current jobs they can keep you in mind for any possible future openings, or at least pass your name on to others who may have suitable job leads. It’s important to get out networking and talking with people, not just employers. Nelson is a small town and the more people you know the better your chances of ﬁnding work. Make sure your friends, family and other contacts are aware of your skills and what kind of work you’re after.
I strongly suggest volunteering as a way to feel more connected in the community, and also as a way to showcase your skills, so that people begin to know more about you and what you have to oﬀer. Volunteering will help you many areas, for example it: 1) provides you with local work experience, 2) expands your networking circle, 3) helps keep your skills current, and 4) provides you with a local reference. I recommend researching diﬀerent organizations to ﬁnd one which is a good ﬁt for you to bring your skills and abilities. Share your ideas for volunteering outlining the beneﬁts for them.
Another option is to conduct informational interviews with employers you would like to work for. The idea behind informational interviewing is to ﬁnd out more about the ﬁeld you’re in or want to move into, and what’s happening both locally and regionally. Through conducting informational interviews you can also ﬁnd out more details about a particular organization, what they might be looking for in their new employees, how the economy is aﬀecting that industry, what the average wages might be as well as the names of other employers and organizations you could talk to. Remember, you are not asking for a job, only seeking to gain more information. NEVER ASK FOR A JOB in an informational interview.
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The use of social media by both job seekers and employers has increased dramatically in the past few years. LinkedIn can help you connect to people you know, see proﬁles of other professionals as well as other organizations. By posting your proﬁle, employers and other professionals are able to see your credentials and experience and can respond directly to you. Similarly, the use of Twitter and Facebook will enhance your networking opportunities signiﬁcantly, however make sure you don’t use any material, photos, etc. that may turn a potential employer oﬀ. We’ve come a long way since looking for a job was a simple matter of dropping oﬀ a resume. There’s some stiﬀ competition out there. Make sure you’re on the edge by using some of the tactics outlined above….. and good luck in your job search. For further information about employment and career counseling at Kootenay Career Development Society
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Gordon hosting a workshop at Touchstones Continued from Page 13 an animator in Ottawa for a while, and I started to paint on the side a bit. I started to get to know one of the owners of one of the animation studios there, who was like a really well known painter, and being able to see him make a living off of his paintings, sparked the idea that that’s possible so then I started to just leave the animation stuff and paint more,” she said. In 2004, she began moving away from animation and began focusing more on painting. “At first when I got back into painting later on I was doing more landscapes, but eventually I found my way back to doing portraits. Now I seem to be more in like with what I was doing as a teenager,” said Gordon. “I took a class at the academy of realist art in Toronto and that was a bit more classical, and that’s when that started to come out a bit more. In one week
my paintings really transformed and now they’re similar to that turning point.” Since leaving animation to pursue painting full time, Gordon has had many exhibitions and has received many awards and honours including the merit award from Salon International in 2009 in San Antonio, Texas, the finalist from The Artist’s Magazine 25th Annual Art Competition in the Portrait/Figure category and the Award of Excellence in the Human Figure Show at Federation Gallery inVancouver. “It’s always really nice to hear that people like your pieces,” she said. One of the most surprising sales was to the editor of the Ottawa Citizen. “Whenever anyone buys your paintings it’s really flattering,” said Gordon. In 2007, she left for Sante Fe, New Mexico to study with master painter Yuqi Wang, where she learned
techniques of classical painting in oil. “It was very technical and totally mind blowing, I can’t even put it into
“It actually wasn’t so focussed on the technique, it was more his ideas surrounding painting and symbolism and his philosophical ideas around painting. It really impacted the message in my work. It sort of helped me combine painting out of my head with realism...” words,” said Gordon. Recently, she traveled to Norway to study with another master painter Odd Nerdrum.
“It actually wasn’t so focused on the technique, it was more his ideas surrounding painting and symbolism and his philosophical ideas around painting,” she said. “It really impacted the messages in my work. It sort of helped me combine painting out of my head with realism, so the painting is something real with something that never really existed and that’s something that I’ve always wanted to do but was really challenging for me. It was neat to start trying stuff.” Gordon has now returned to Nelson to share what she’s learned in a workshop at the Touchstones Museum. She will also be showing her art at Bibo, and the opening will be August 11 at 4:30 p.m.. For more information on the workshop contact Bev Gordon at 250-352-3936 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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It’s not quite take-out, but it’s close. Slocan Valley residents can now request books, DVDs, audiobooks and CDs from the library stacks and have them delivered just a little closer to home. Public consultations leading to the development of a new five-year plan told the Nelson
Library that distances can be an issue for some residents. The Slocan Valley library delivery service hopes to address that by delivering pre-ordered library materials to the Heritage Credit Union (Slocan Valley branch) for pickup. Library members with a wish-list in mind are asked to peruse the online catalogue, then place holds on materials that are in the library and
reserves on items currently checked out. When the requested items are available, patrons will be notified. At that point, a patron simply has to request delivery. For those who prefer the telephone, the Library is happy to oblige. Each Thursday, requested materials are sent to the Heritage Credit Union in sealed, confidential pouches. Picture ID and library card must be shown
at the time of pick-up. Books checked out through the Slocan Valley library delivery service have an extended loan period, allowing extra time for return. A secure book drop located outside the Heritage Credit Union accepts returns, which will be picked up on Wednesdays. “We’re grateful to the Heritage Credit Union for their enthusiasm in partnering with us, and we’re delighted to
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Business Nelson Business Assocation
Looking internally, chatting with the new police chief ELLIOT ROBINS Special to the Nelson Star
elcome to the sixth edition of the Nelson Business Association’s (NBA) column. Each column gives an overview of recent NBA activities, events and initiatives, as well as member and speaker profiles.
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WHAT IS THE NBA? The NBA consists of business owners, the self-employed and those otherwise involved or interested in the business community. Weekly meetings are held on Thursdays from
8 to 9 a.m. in the Emporium Room or the Library Lounge of the Hume Hotel. At the roundtable discussions, members talk about the issues and activities concerning their own businesses as well as topics related to the NBA. Business issues, collaborative business ideas as well as new ventures for the NBA are also discussed. The format is loose and informal. The NBA warmly welcomes and encourages new members. Membership is free and a donation is collected at each meeting. For more on the NBA visit nelsonbusinessassociation.ca.
AROUND THE NBA Assessing which direction to take: Every couple of years the NBA evaluates and assess which direction to take in the future. The discussion resurfaced recently. Up for discussion was whether the NBA should remain primarily a breakfast meeting type of organization that is focussed on networking, or be more of an action oriented group that, for example, takes issues to city council and sponsors numerous events. Given that the Chamber of Commerce already fills some of those roles, and that most business people don’t
have an abundance of spare time, it was decided to stay with the current networking format. MEMBER PROFILE Member: Marc Brillon and Lara Ellenwood What they do: Co-owners, Ellenwood Homes How long: “We are in our fourth year of operation. I have been in the industry for 12 years, Lara for 18.” Duties involved in running this business: “I spend approximately half my time on site working and coordinating with site supervisors, carpenters
and subtrades. We both work together at creating estimates, proposals, and doing actual design (both interior design and some building design). Lara also coordinates marketing and networking events. We both spend a considerable amount of time reading trade journals, magazines and blogs on building and design. We also take courses and workshops as part of our professional accreditations and to learn about new products, techniques and designs.” Column continues to Page 21
OLDSTYLE FARMHOUSE LOOK With the garage situated at the back, making this home suitable for a wider lot, all eyes are on home itself. As a bonus, the garage becomes a drivethrough, allowing access to the back yard for storing a recreational vehicle or a boat.
door from the laundry leads to the home’s covered side entrance. Another opens into the double garage, which has space for a work bench along one side.
Upstairs, the master bedroom features a four-piece ensuite with a pocket An old-fashioned covered veranda door to the toilet and a large linen completely surrounds the front and closet. The two children’s bedrooms part of both sides of the home, giving share a third bathroom. the exterior an old-style farmhouse This home measures 64 feet wide by look. 62 feet, 6 inches deep, for a total of A winding path from the driveway 2,234 square feet of ﬁnished living leads to the front door, which opens to space. a traditional foyer and formal parlour. A two-way ﬁreplace in the parlour is shared by the dining room, which Plans for design 7-3-917 are available for $736 (set of 5), $825 (set of 8) and also enjoys access to the veranda. $880 for a super set of 10. Also add A staircase in the front hall leads to $30.00 for Priority charges within the bedrooms on the second ﬂoor and B.C. or $55.00 outside of B.C. Please add 12% H.S.T., 13% H.S.T. Or 5% to an unﬁnished basement below. G.S.T (where applicable) to both the A guest bedroom or study is situated plan price and Priority charges. behind the staircase, and includes a door to the veranda. Just across the Our NEW 43RD Edition of the hall is the main-ﬂoor powder room. Home Plan Catalogue containing over 300 plans is available for $13.50 Both the country-style kitchen and (includes taxes, postage and handling). great room face the back garden. From Make all cheques and money orders the breakfast nook, a door opens to a payable to “Home Plan of the Week” and mail to: covered deck. HOME PLAN OF THE WEEK c/o...Nelson Star Unit 7, 15243 91st Avenue, Surrey, B.C. V3R 8P8 OR SEE OUR WEB PAGE ORDER FORM ON: www.jenish.com A sliding door oﬀ the kitchen reveals AND E-MAIL YOUR ORDER TO: the laundry room, together with a homeplans @ jenish.com large pantry and a coat closet. One An angled work island in the kitchen can double as an eating bar. A traditional ﬁreplace in the great room adds warmth and cheer throughout this open area.
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Business through a combination of interior design and experience. Our homes are energy efficient, healthy and completed with attention to detail.â€? Life is best when... â€œpeople listen and get what others are saying, then create a solution or plan of action through synergy and understanding.â€?
Marc Brillon (left) and Lara Ellenwood with their son Dominic. The couple are co-owners of Ellenwood Homes.
Continued from Page 20 Business approach/philosophy: â€œTo build, renovate
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SPEAKER PROFILE Speaker: Wayne Holland, Nelson Police Department chief Wayne Holland, who assumed role of Nelsonâ€™s Police Chief after the retirement of Dan Maluta, was on hand at a recent NBA meeting to give insights into his policing philosophies and an overview of policing in Nelson. â€œI am approachable,â€? Hol-
land said. â€œI will get back to you if you do have any issues.â€? Holland has now been in Nelson for five months after spending the last 29 years in Vancouver. â€œBig city, small city, the issues are the same,â€? he said. â€œItâ€™s just the scope of the problem.â€? The Nelson City Police are comprised of 17 sworn officers, four seconded (contracted with other areas) officers, 11 reserve volunteers, four full-time dispatchers, two backup dispatchers, one administrator and two and a half by-law officers, for a total of 48 personnel. Holland said that while he has heard that the Shambhala Music Festival can be a real stressor on the community the week before the festival, he is
very pleased with how cooperative the festival is in trying to mitigate any negative impacts it may have. â€œIâ€™m really impressed with Shambhala,â€? Holland said. â€œYou folks [Holland was addressing Mike Brewer, Shambhala Site Logistics Coordinator and regular NBA attendee] have been very responsive.â€? Holland also mentioned that crime in Nelson is down 11 per cent from last year. â€œYou have a safe city now,â€? he said. Elliot Robins a realtor with Coldwell Banker, Rosling Real Estate and member of the NBA. His column is featured in the Star from time to time. For more information visit nelsonbusinessassoication.ca.
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