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A Nelson courtroom listened to messages Monday that Donovan Carter left on Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall’s office voicemail a year ago, in which he called her a “brain-dead politician,� told her “you say dumbass things� and suggested she “take Carole James’ yellow scarf and stuff it in your month.� Court also watched a video Mungall posted on YouTube when seeking the NDP nomination that Carter, a former Nelson resident, took issue with. The hearing was Michelle Mungall part of the Crown’s application for a peace bond against Carter, which he is contesting. Mungall testified she worried Carter might hurt her, and continues to be afraid of him. She faced cross-examination by former MLA Blair Suffredine, who is representing Carter. Mungall told Provincial Court Judge Ron Webb that constituency assistant Della McLeod brought several voicemails to her attention left in November 2010.

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his summer, retired Major Ian Newby passed through Nelson as part of a tour by the Military Vehicle Preservation Association and appeared in a frontpage photo in the Star. Not long after, at an auction house in Aldergrove, he discovered at the bottom of a box of junk a World War I officer’s leather mapcase with the hand-lettered inscription: Orderly Room Outfit Captain A.E. Dalgas, RE 3 Section 177 T Company RE (RE stood for Royal Engineers and T for Tunneling.) Newby bought the mapcase and started looking into Agner Emile Dalgas, whom he soon learned had lived in Nelson.

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According to Sylvia Crooks’ Homefront and Battlefront: Nelson BC in World War II, Dalgas Ba was born and raised in Denmark, where he graduated gra from officers’ training school at 19. 19 He then served in the Danish army for fo five years before b coming to Canada C with his family f in 1910 and an settling at Crescent Cresc Valley. Capt. Capt Dalgas worked as a civ civil engineer until World War I began, then went overseas with the 7th Battalion and transferred to the Royal Engineers of London, where he became commander of the 177th Tunneling Company. He received the Military Cross and Italian Silver Medal for valour in the field. Afterward, Dalgas and his wife lived in Nelson and he worked as an engineer for the Agner Emile Dalgas BC Department of PubCourtesy Corrine Dalgas lic Works. In the 1930s, Crooks writes, he “ardently advocated revival of the organized militia and formed a military institute of former officers who met regularly.� Story continues to ‘A Lasting Part’ on Page 16

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Baseball Gets Lions Park Enhancement Through Council

Park upgrades approved MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

It’s game on for the Nelson Baseball Association after plenty of back and forth with Nelson city council over upgrades to Lions Park. After a month of council meetings, working with city staff and a presentation at an October committee of the whole meeting, the association received the go-ahead to move forward with its plan for the Uphill park. “I’m feeling pleased,� said Corbin Comishin of the Nelson Baseball Association. “The kids will finally have a place to play some ball now that the process has gone through the chain of action that it’s had to go through. Everything At Monday night’s council meeting, politicians approved the worked out and I think in great plan to upgrade the Lions Park ball diamond. Bob Hall photo favour for the community and the kids.� so I’m feeling positive about cussed at last month’s comThe proposal for the up- moving forward with this mittee of the whole meeting. grades was introduced during and I support the decision of Councillor Donna Macdonthe October 11 council meet- council,� said Kozak. ald agreed with Charlesworth ing. According to the memo- and said the city is working That meeting became heat- randum of understanding to achieve a compromise that ed due to some city council- between the Nelson Baseball will work best for all users. lors feeling blindsided by the Association and the city, the “We’re trying to find a comproposal. upgraded baseball diamonds promise here and we heard “It would have been great if will be used for games and from the neighbours and it’s we would have seen [the pro- practices for children 10 and not as much user groups as posal] earlier,� said councillor under, and will be used for it is neighbours who want to Deb Kozak after this Monday’s practices only for children up go into the park and play. We council meeting. “I under- to 12 years old. need to balance their needs stand that the plans were in The agreement also high- with the needs of the ball place with the Lions Club in lights that the association will players,� said Macdonald. December 2010. Council did be responsible for the regular The hours were changed to not see or hear any of that un- and ongoing maintenance of a total of 100 hours per seatil October 2011. It would have the diamond and that it will son over a 10 week period. been really good to have those be performed to the satisfacComishin said with the thoughts come forward.� tion of the city’s director of snow that fell on Monday, When the proposal was engineering and operations. work on the park may be defirst introduced Kozak recomOne change made to the layed until the spring. mended that the plan be sent agreement was around the “Maybe they’ll start to do to the recreation commission number of hours the associa- some tree removal and get for review and recommenda- tion can use the park. some land preparation done tion. The agreement said the up there, but I think most of “I’m glad that council had park may be booked by the as- the facilities will come over the the opportunity to come into sociation on a maximum limit course of the spring,� he said. an agreement with the Lions of 130 hours over a 10 week The upgrades include a new Park and to have rules set out period per scheduled season. backstop, dugouts, irrigation, about the usage, who will be Councillor Kim Charles- extension to the storage shed maintaining the ball diamond worth found the 130 hours and an enhanced infield surand how that’s going to work, contradicted what was dis- face.

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From now until election day on November 19, the Nelson Star continues to introduce the candidates in the upcoming municipal election. We’ve asked the candidates in the races for Nelson city council, Regional District of Central Kootenay and Kootenay Lake school board to introduce themselves and provide us with what they feel are the top three issues in the campaign. We continue today with the RDCK Area D race between Ron Greenlaw and incumbent Andy Shadrack and finish the candidates vying for a spot at the Nelson city council table on Pages 5, 8, and 9...

Ron Greenlaw wants to help the region prosper


y name is Ron Greenlaw and I am a candidate, for the first time, for RDCK Area D director. My family has lived, worked and raised their children in the Lardeau Valley for four generations. The skills I have gained by owning and operating two


My top three issues are: employment, security for our retired and senior population, and basing a relationship with all the different groups within Area D based on honesty and trust.

#1. Building trusting relationships. We need to grow strong communities with solid basic services — health care, education, clean drinking water, waste management, safe roads and a respect for the environment. Once these needs are met, we need to keep further regu-

“This is my home and I want to have the opportunity to help it grown and prosper for the benefit of all residents.”

small businesses, working in the tourism industry, and growing up in this area, I feel will help me understand the diverseness we have in Area D and be able to provide assistance to our residents in a progressive manner. I have owned and operated a snow cat skiing operation as well as a small excavating

lations and laws to a minimum. We have to trust our neighbours to decide the direction of their communities, while helping them along with a progressive attitude. We have to make sure that when we are talking about things like a new fire hall or moving the transfer station that we provide clear costs to our residents: the construction costs for these facilities as well as the long-term maintenance costs. Then our residents can trust that they will be able to make an informed choice of whether we can afford these changes or not.

residents in Area D who have had to leave their homes in order to find work is getting longer and longer, and it hurts our communities. Let’s work together to find innovative ways to create local opportunities for local residents. We need to create an environment where entrepreneurs have the support to start new businesses. By creating local jobs, more of our residents would have the opportunity to be employed locally. This would boost our tax base and ensure that our schools, hospitals, recreational facilities and local businesses thrive.

#2. Employment. The list of local

#3. Seniors/Retirees. Our commu-

company and currently work for BC Hydro at the Duncan Dam. This area is my home and I want to have the opportunity to help it grow and prosper for the benefit of all residents. As director for Area D, I will be the voice at the Regional District of Central Kootenay and in the community.

nities are not only made up of young families and working people, we also have an important integral population base of retired and senior residents. These friends and neighbours deserve our respect and care. We have to be able to provide them a lifestyle that they can afford on their fixed income which still gives them access to the things they need like health care and housing — whether that’s assisted living or independent. We need to think how tax increases will affect these residents and talk to them to find out what their particular needs are and how we can either implement them or improve on what we already have in place.

Andy Shadrack building on impressive track record


immigrated to Canada in 1970 as an agricultural labourer. Involved in politics since 1963, I taught political science at Selkirk and Okanagan University Colleges from 1989 to 2005. Have been the Area D director since 2005 and chair of the RDCK’s rural affairs committee since 2009. A member of the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Government executive since 2008, I currently


#1. At an Area D and RDCK level I want to continue to work with residents and property owners on services they have prioritized for expansion and improvement, such as fire service in Ainsworth-Woodbury, a new wharf in Lardeau, new fire hall for Kaslo-Area D; and rejuvenating the economy in the Lardeau Valley. I am looking forward to implementing the recently completed RDCK agricultural plan and continuing to participate in development of the Kootenay Lake Stewardship Partnership. I want to continue working on streamlining services so they can be delivered in a fiscally sound manner. I wish I could have done more to help with

serve as the vice president. Have a life long passion for politics and enjoy working with people from across the political spectrum to find solutions to problems. As director I have enjoyed working with various community groups and individuals in Area D to implement their priorities in: fire protection, first responders, recreation, employment, fire interface, land use

employment issues in the Lardeau Valley over the last six years, but building relationships with regional organizations and provincial agencies takes time and patience. I am glad to have helped with the greenhouse project, Lardeau Valley Community Centre renovations and Glacier Creek Regional Park upgrades. #2. At the regional AKBLG executive level I will continue to support the development of a rural economic strategy, in conjunction with the work of Selkirk College innovation chair and the Columbia Basin Trust’s rural development initiative; and the ongoing work of the local government Columbia River Treaty committee, which is preparing to participate in discussions around the 2014 deadline by which Canada has to

planning, water conservation and treatment, library service expansion and a plethora of local issues. Over the last six years we’ve worked at a pace that allowed residents and property owners to think about the options before them, and when necessary we have held referenda, small community meetings and petition processes to ensure that a majority felt comfortable with

serve notice of its desire to continue and/or renegotiate the Treaty. In particular, I would like to focus on trying to obtain multi-year funding for the Lardeau Valley mosquito abatement program, particularly when a high run-off spring freshet causes the cost of the program to double; and, funding for periodic flooding of adjacent farm land. I also intend to carry on working with our two regional MPs, obtaining funds, for example, to build a public washroom at the historic Ainsworth wharf. #3. At the provincial level of the Union of BC Municipalities I hope to continue to serve on the small water systems working group, where we are negotiating with representatives from

the direction being taken. Not shy at speaking my mind, I always try to listen carefully to opposing points of view before voting on issues. Overall I feel I have earned the respect of colleagues and a variety of government officials. I look forward to having an opportunity to serve the residents and property owners of Area D for another three years, if that is your wish and consent.

the Ministries of Health, Environment, Community Services and the health authorities on amendments to the safe drinking water regulations that will allow small water systems like Fletcher Creek Improvement District and the Mirror Lake Water Users community, and micro systems like Howser, to make affordable and attainable choices around water treatment. I will also continue to oppose downloading, for example the transfer of responsibility for dikes to local government that would make residents and property owners adjacent to Cooper Creek financially responsible for upgrading and maintaining the dike there to, as yet, undetermined provincial standards. I will also continue to press for a resolution to the situation surrounding Meadow Creek Cedar.

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Macdonald’s passion still burns


Donna Macdonald

discovered Nelson in 1972, and moved here as quickly as I could, drawn by the natural and

built beauty, and the warm people. Since then, I’ve worked in many jobs — labourer, forest technician, volunteer coordinator, office assistant, newspaper editor, freelance writer and technical editor. I’ve also been involved with several non-profit organizations, ranging from the Women’s Centre and the Rotary Club to Nelson CARES Society and Kootenay Co-op Radio. All of this work and volunteer experience has given me a broad knowledge of our community, although


#1. Housing affordability. This issue affects so many people – the homeless, entry level workers, young families, and seniors. It affects local businesses that need employees who can find a decent and affordable place to live. We need a variety of solutions to meet a variety of needs for safe, attainable housing. And it’s often not enough just to house someone — they may require ongoing support to be successful, and funding that is another challenge. The reality is that there are no lon-

I am always learning more. There’s a lot going on in this little city. Currently my husband and I operate a home-based consulting business. We have two adult daughters — one in Campbell River and one in Germany. No grandkids though! In 1988, after returning from two years doing forestry work as a volunteer in southern Africa, I successfully ran for Nelson city council. Since then I’ve been re-elected five times and served more than 15 years. Why do I keep running?

ger big bags of money coming from the federal and provincial governments to build and operate housing projects. It’s all about partnerships — involving both the public and private sector. And that makes projects incredibly complicated and timeconsuming to develop. That’s why the Nelson Housing Forum, which I currently chair, is an important step. It brings most of the key players to the table, for learning and for finding opportunities to collaborate. #2. Transit. We’re going to be talking transit a lot in the coming years. Like most cities, we’re struggling

Because, I’ve learned that local government is so important — the decisions made around the council table are felt very directly and often very immediately. It’s an honour to have a role in building our community, and I take the work seriously. I’ve learned a lot about city issues and the community, about making good decisions and how to get things done. I’m keen to learn more, because this community is full of surprises and passion, and I love it dearly.

with the cost of transit and how to deliver the very best service we can. Council made some changes recently that reduced costs (e.g., discontinuing poorly-used runs). I think discontinuing Sunday service was a mistake and that is now being reviewed to see if we can find a community-based alternative. Coming down the road in 2012 is a new regional transit plan that should create efficiencies and flexibility. For example, a regional bus, instead of sitting for a couple hours, could be re-deployed on runs in the city. Also coming in 2012 is a review of Nelson’s system. Issues continue on Page 8

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Our links to the past


n Friday our community will gather at the cenotaph for the annual Remembrance Day ceremony. Whether snow, rain or glorious autumn sunshine, we can expect the crowd to be typically large. Marking November 11 in a small community seems to mean more than gatherings in large urban centres. Like all things small town, it’s because the connections are that much stronger, the bonds that hold rural residents together that much more evident. Looking back through the pages of Nelson’s history, the men and women who have served and those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice continue to have important links to today. Because the numbers are smaller, we get to know the stories of Robert Hampton Gray, Rowland Bourke, William Garland Foster, Percy Rigby and Joe Holland. In today’s paper and for Friday’s edition, we continue to tell stories of the past and catch up with people in our community who offer a living history. These stories are important and provide us with context for the day we are about to mark. Also included in our coverage this week are stories about what young people are thinking about war, both past and present. Youth provide interesting insight into what the day means and it’s comforting knowing all generations understand the importance of striving for peace. There is really no other day in Nelson like Remembrance Day. It’s a time when folks from all walks of life come together in large numbers for a few moments of sombre silence. A time when the weathered faces of veterans stand alongside the innocence of youth. Don’t miss your opportunity to pay tribute to those past and present who make the freedom to gather possible. We want to hear from you.

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Meadow Creek deserves the ink

commenter on nelsonstar. com, who recently moved to the Kootenays from Northern BC, wondered why we devote so much space to the Meadow Creek Cedar saga — over 1,700 words in Friday’s edition alone. It’s a legitimate question that I will attempt to answer. “It seems to me that the Nelson Star has a vendetta or a bone to pick... I have never seen a community paper report so negatively on a local business as the Nelson Star has done to Meadow Creek Cedar,â€? the post read. “I am sure that Meadow Creek Cedar is not the first business in the Nelson area to file for bankruptcy and not pay their employees or their creditors and I know that they are not the only business that have had loss time accidents or noncompliance notices from WorkSafeBC.â€? True, others have experienced similar problems — but all at once? No local forestry company has ever pushed regulations so far and gotten away with so much while working in our woods. This story has so many tentacles I could devote myself to it full-time. Alas, a small newspaper doesn’t have that luxury. But thus far, no other media outlet has paid much attention — with the singular exception of the Valley Voice — so we feel some responsibility to keep pursuing it. Since the company’s purchase in 2005 by Dale Kooner, it has: t#VJMUTVCTUBOEBSESPBET t'BJMFEUPQBZJUTXPSLFSTPO time. t'MPVUFETJMWJDVMUVSFPCMJHBUJPOT  and ignored the advice of its own forester. t'JMFEGPSDSFEJUPSQSPUFDUJPOBOE missed several deadlines to make final payments. t)BEUXPBÄ?MJBUFEIBVMJOHDPNpanies taken off the road for safety violations. (One remains suspended, the other had its license cancelled.) t#FFODJUFECZ8PSL4BGF#$GPSBU least 65 workplace safety infractions, which led to lost fingers, a broken leg, and ultimately shut down

UIFNJMM "MUIPVHITBGFUZPÄ?DFST recommended a fine, none has so far been forthcoming. A WorkSafe spokeswoman said this week it’s still under consideration, but wasn’t sure how long a decision might take.) Then there’s the matter of immigrant workers brought from a blueberry farm in Surrey to work at the mill last year — of questionable legality at best. And this is just the stuff we have been able to confirm and report. Numerous other allegations are harder to substantiate. Each matter is handled by a different regulatory agency, and herein lies the problem: the RCMP, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Forests, and WorkSafeBC, among others, can only look at things within their own jurisdiction. Officially, they cannot see the forest for the trees. When the company’s track record is taken as a whole, however, it is so far off the industry norm as to beggar belief. Meadow Creek Cedar has not demonstrated it is trustworthy enough to cut another inch of timber — which, if it needs repeating, is a public resource. Companies are granted licenses to profit from our forests and in return have a responsibility to uphold obligations which I would argue are much greater than just barely meeting statutory requirements. The online poster’s comments also anticipated Friday’s story, wherein we examined the regulatory ques-

tion. Should the Ministry of Forests shoulder some of the blame? A GPSNFSDPNQMJBODFPÄ?DFS XIPMBUFS worked for Meadow Creek, thinks so. She also asks: why would the Ministry even consider issuing further cutting permits to a company teetering on bankruptcy that has failed to meet its silviculture obligations? Good question. If the company bails after clearing its next cut block, the taxpayer will be left to clean up the mess. What’s Meadow Creek Cedar’s response to all of this? It doesn’t have one. Neither Kooner nor anyone in management with this sorry operation has ever returned our messages. Several former employees, however, have approached us with tales that made us shudder. (According to one, management told them the Nelson Star “hates Meadow Creek Cedar and prints lies.â€?) The people of the Lardeau Valley deserve better. It’s time for a ministerial fiat to stop this nonsense. Let’s hope MLA Michelle Mungall’s meeting with Forests Minister Steve Thomson on November 17 results in just that. In the meantime, I look forward to the release of a Forest Practices Board report on the company’s operations. No matter how much lawyers water down the final version, it should prove illuminating. Greg Nesteroff is a reporter at the Nelson Star. He can be reached at

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Letters to the Editor

Multi-use the best use I am responding to some of the issues raised in the October 28 column by editor Bob Hall (“Council fails youth again”) regarding the proposed expansion of Little League baseball at Lions Park. Lions Park is an amazing treasure within our community. Under the stewardship of the Lions Club and city works crews, we enjoy something close to an ideal neighbourhood space. On any warm spring evening, the field is alive with dog walkers, picnickers, ad hoc soccer games, and much more. People come to the park from every corner of the city and beyond for the great facilities and relaxed, friendly atmosphere. It is a privilege and a pleasure to live beside this small and very well-used park. The Little League ball that is currently played at Lions Park every spring is part of its rich fabric. Little leaguers are respectful of neighbours and other park users. The Nelson Baseball Association should be commended for their fundraising efforts and their offer to upgrade the ball diamond at minimal cost to the city. Grassroots efforts like these enrich the whole community. The baseball association, in consultation with the Lions Club, has brought forward a proposal that sincerely seeks to minimize impacts on other park users. This is recognized and appreciated. Occasional parking issues, noise and extra traffic are trivial incon-

veniences compared to all the benefits of living next to this park. Due to concerns about errant balls, baseball can be challenging to accommodate alongside other park uses.

“Most importantly, the time requested by the association — late afternoons and evenings throughout the spring — are the peak demand periods for all other park users too.” The field of play proposed by the baseball association comprises at least two-thirds of available field space, substantially limiting any other concurrent uses. In a bigger park this may not be an issue, but Lions is small. Most importantly, the time requested by the association — late afternoons and evenings throughout the spring — are the peak demand periods for all other park users too. The baseball association outlined to council their intention to grow baseball in Nelson, and it expects that the improved facility at Lions Park will spur this growth. Baseball usage may be only 10 hours per week for now, but that could easily increase, further limiting other park users prime time access. The concern is that Little League baseball — and the adult softball players who will

inevitably be attracted to the improved facilities — will come to dominate the park to the detriment of all other interests. Nelson is a diverse community with many recreational needs. While ball players are part of the overall mix, they are only one of a number of interests laying claim to a limited amount of park space: frisbee throwers, dog walkers, free-playing kids and everyone else falling under the motley umbrella of “disorganized recreation.” Fair access for all park users during prime time should be maintained. Park neighbours attending the October 24 committee of the whole meeting were grateful to have an opportunity to outline our concerns to council and learn more about the baseball proposal. Not one of the park neighbours presumes we have a right to determine what happens in the park. We do, however, hope our elected council will consider all information and points of view before making these important decisions. Following the October 24 meeting, I am confident that has now occurred. If, as appears likely, city council decides that building the ball diamond at Lions Park is in the best interest of the public, then I will definitely support that. I may not agree with the decision, but I can be assured that it was reached fairly and with due process. Mike Morrison Nelson

A great idea for occupiers In your October 28 edition you published a “Slug” about a restaurant owner who was rude to a customer, and the customer wondered if western capitalism has corrupted compassion towards all. So far we have not heard many positive ideas from the Occupiers at City Hall on how to change things. I have a suggestion. Why doesn’t City Hall take over all the restaurants in town and have them run from City Hall? That way instead of the obscene profits those greedy corporate capitalists who own these restaurants take home, the profits would then go to the people

of Nelson, just like Nelson Hydro and BC Hydro. A perfect person to organize this would be Charles Jeanes, an avowed socialist, assuming he is elected to office. He could head up a committee to organize the takeovers, somewhat like Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, and then be chairman of the committee that would run the restaurants on behalf of City Hall. Of course the staff of the restaurants would be unionized (CUPE) and would be given big pay raises to ensure they have a fair, living wage, and more staff would be hired because current staff

are run off their feet and are being exploited by the present owners. Also, with the surplus money these restaurants would take in, in addition to swelling the coffers at City Hall, thereby reducing taxes, they would also be in a position to feed all the needy, and so get rid of the food banks and end poverty. I believe this is a win-win solution to many of the issues currently faced by the people of Nelson. I look forward to hearing more progressive ideas like this from the Occupiers. Roger Pratt Nelson

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#1. My first and foremost priority for Nelson is community security. Another word for it would be stewardship — protecting our investments in people and their pursuits, protecting infrastructure and local environment. #2. The forward part of civic stewardship is community development, which to me means going beyond protection and security into planning for the future, enhancing our assets, becoming creatively ready for impacts of exterior forces, always looking for innovative opportunities to do these things. #3. My third priority is how we achieve these goals of stewardship and community development. In a world of silos, cohesion is the answer. We must find ways to communicate thoroughly, always hold to our strong sense of community, continually find partners, and co-operate regionally. Cooperation brings down costs and enhances services to citizens.

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Interested in playing table tennis? Every Wednesday at Blewett elementary school players meet for fun and competitive matches. Things get going at 5 p.m. and wrap up at 7. The drop-in fee is $2. For more information call K. Rosenberg at 250-352-5739.

The art of eight Grade 12 students from L.V. Rogers high school will be on display at the Nelson Public Library. Come in to the TeenScene section and have a look at these fabulous artists work. These pieces will be up till December.


Nov. 10th - Scorpio Bday Jam Free Show w/ Yan Zombie & Digs

Nov. 11th - Subvert & Fat Pat with PK Sound Nov. 12th - Five Alarm Funk with Lint Nov. 16th - KRS-ONE Hip Hop Legend Nov. 17th - Organic Mechanic w/B-ron Free Show Nov. 18th - Neighbour Home Breakin’ Records Nov. 19th - JFB U.K. DMC Champion Nov. 23rd - Krafty Kuts Album Release Tour Nov. 24th - Perfect Giddimani (Jamaica) with Ras Jyahson Nov. 25th - Shout Out Out Out Out & The Midway State Nov. 26th - Kingdom Nov. 27th - K-OS with full band Dec. 1st - Emotionz Dec. 2nd - 1st Trax Tour w/Smalltown Djs, Bryx & B-Ron

Dec. 3rd - The Gaff with Busta Dec. 8th - Wackutt & Deeps Free Show Dec. 9th - Aaron Nazrul & the Boom Booms Dec. 10th - Yan Zombie CD Release Dec. 15th - The Automation w/ Chinese for Travelers

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A great treat is in store when Alison Girvan, Pat Henman, Michael Calladine, Aspen Switzer and Bessie Wapp will all take the mic (at a price) at the karaoke fun(d) raiser event for the Nelson Refugee Committee. The event will be at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill on November 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. A $10 ticket gets you a burger, beer and entertainment. Tickets will be available at Otter Books and at the door.


Nelson’s Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group will look at methods to help relax a person with dementia through easy massage techniques. The meeting will be 7 p.m. For further information please call Linda at 250-352-6788 or email

The West Kootenay Ecosociety and In The Koots are organizing an all-candidates forum which will be held at the United Church (corner of Silica and Josephine) from 7 to 9 p.m.

A live radio play of the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life will be performed in the Slocan Valley. A stellar New Denver cast directed by Judith Ceroli will perform the classic on Sunday, November 27 at 2 p.m. at Vallican Whole. Proceeds go to Stephen Lewis Foundation and Grassroots Grammas. Admission by donation will be a $10 minimum.

Market season isn’t over, it just moved indoors. Every Wednesday and Saturday until the end of November, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nelson Trading Company on Baker and Stanley streets you can find fresh produce, handmade items, jewelry, music, on-site massage, food, handmade products for body and home and more. If you’re interested in being a vendor at the market contact 250-551-6911.



The international Reel Youth Film Festival comes to Rossland on Saturday, November 26, featuring some of the best in international youth film-making, along with submissions from the talented youth of the West Kootenay. Admission is $3. The 2011 Reel Youth Film Festival is a collection of compelling and entertaining short youth films: animations, dramas, documentaries, comedies and a musical. The deadline for local youth to submit a film is November 4 and all films must be received in Vancouver on or before this date. It is free to submit a film and forms can be found on the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture website at There will be cash prizes for two local films: People’s Choice and Best of the Fest. For more info on the Reel Youth Film Festival and for film submission information visit or


Nelson Eagles ladies auxiliary is holding their annual borscht lunch and bake sale. The lunch and bake sale will take place at the Eagles Hall at 641 Baker Street on Saturday, November 19 from 11 to 2 p.m. There will be borscht, bread, apple pie and ice cream and a beverage for $7. If you really like the borscht you can by a litre for $8. All proceeds will go to the West Kootenay Women’s Association, the Nelson Community Services Centre and the Nelson Food Cupboard.

Nelson artist Lainey Benson has an art opening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Dancing Bear Inn, 171 Baker Street. Her latest works include Nelson, Montreal and Toronto scenes. All are invited to attend. Kokanee Speakeasy Toastmasters Club meets every second and fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. in room 118 at the Selkirk College Silver King Campus in Rosemont. For more information visit kokanee. or call 250-352-7808. Looking for a way to stay in shape and have fun this winter? Join Nelson’s first Indoor Ultimate Frisbee League. If you would like a taste of the game before signing up, head down to Lakeside fields where co-ed drop in games are held every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. till dark or Sunday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Max and Irma’s restaurant will now have live music Fridays and Saturdays between 6 and 9 p.m. featuring Rylan Kewen and Nikko Forsberg.


The Nelson Chapter of the Council of Canadians will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. in the basement of the Labour Centre Building at 101 Baker Street. Please use the Baker Street entrance. All are LAST CHANCE FOR LUCAS MYERS’ DECK Lucas Myers will be presenting his one person show DECK: How I welcome. Instigated then Overcame an Existential Crisis Through Home Improvement at the Silverton Art Gallery on Friday, November 18 and at the Anne DeGrace will be at Otter Books from 1 to 3 p.m. signing copYmir Hall on November 26. All show times are 7:30 p.m. and tickets ies of her latest book. Flying With Amelia chronicles the dreams and are available in advance for $10 in Silverton at the Cup and Saucer, struggles of a cast of unforgettable characters through more than and for the Ymir show at the Ymir Store and Eddy Music in Nelson. hundred years of Canadian history. This will be the last opportunity to see this darkly hilarious take on the semi-urban small town milieu in the Kootenays before Lucas Since little over a year ago, Robert Hargreaves and Tobias Jenny have takes it on the road in the new year. WARNING: PHYSICS, PARTIAL met each Monday afternoon to play music together in a performance NUDITY, POWER TOOLS. For more details go to titled Keys and Pipes in Concert. All donations will be dedicated to the fund towards a new concert piano at St. Saviour’s. The performance will start at 7 p.m. RESPECT HUMAN LIFE WEEK This week is Respect Human Life Week, chosen to coincide with Remembrance Day, when we remember those who lost their lives in MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13 war for a free and just society. We also remember the Holocaust, and Put on your dancing shoes. Every Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the misery and injustice that results when a sector of society is de- Central school gym (use Mill Street entrance) Scottish dancers meet. prived of their human rights, when we make discriminatory distinc- Beginners are welcome. For more information contact Kathy at 250tions. As part of Respect Human Life Week, a candlelight vigil will 359-7545, June at 250-352-1836, or Beverly at 250-352-7850. be held at the Nelson cemetery on Sunday, November 13 at 7 p.m., in memory of all the children whose lives were ended by abortion or TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 Chen tai chi, chi gong and broad sword classes every Tuesday and miscarriage. Thursday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Central School Gym. For more information contact Chris Gibson at 250-505-4562.

Inaugural Fundraiser for a Concert Piano at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church Saturday November 12 2011 7pm at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church Ward & Silica Admission by donation Robert Hargreaves: Piano, Harpsichord & Organ Tobias Jenny, Alpenhorn & Recorder

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Friday, November 11

Thursday, November 10

Capitol Season Series Presents MOVE: The Company Allemande Saturday, November 19 at 8 p.m. Lester Quitzau

Subvert Subvert, from Calgary is the founding engineer of PK Sound and the mastermind behind the Village Stage at the Shambhala Music Festival. He started DJing in 2000 and combined with his extensive work on sound systems and attention to precision sound, he was ultimately and naturally led down the path to creating his own music and once again the low frequencies consumed him. Subvert’s sound is a combination of throbbing, relentless basslines, melodic strings and haunting pianos singing through drumstep, midtempo glitch, drum and bass, and dubstep. His attention to detail and the ability to tune into bass that works can be felt in all of his music productions. He will also be joined by Fat Pat from Calgary who is a seriously skilled selector that you all know very well. The opening set will be by Deeps. In honour of the date 11/11/11 we will be having a toast and free prizes at 11:11 p.m. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel.

Saturday, November 12

Five Alarm Funk is a horn powered, percussion fuelled sonic and visual assault. For more than six years the band has brought their relentless and unforgettable live show to clubs and major festivals across Canada and the United States. The band on stage is an unstoppable orgy of energy. Ten musicians perform intricate and airtight arrangements with delirious dance moves and full on headbanging. Choreographed arm movements coincide with melodic climaxes while the four percussionists create a true spectacle. From over 300 Five Alarm Funk shows some highlights include: Vancouver Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Ottawa Blues Fest, Shambhala, Sunfest in London Ontario, Ness Creek Festival in Saskatchewan, Summer Meltdown in Washington, the Keelung Mid-Summer Festival in Taiwan, and numerous sold-out shows at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. The opening band is Nelson’s Richard Rabnett’s latest project, Lint. The first 100 tickets are $20. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel.

It’s been said he’s the best thing to happen to Canadian music in the past 10 years. The Royal is happy to welcome back the ever talented Lester Quitzau. He plays from the heart with songs of love and spirit that take you from blues to folk to ballads to improvisational jazz and back again. Don’t miss this stunning guitarist. Billy Hicks will open the show. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of show. Tickets are available at Royal Espresso, Eddy Music and

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There are few who are as intense and energetic on stage as Wil and the Royal is excited to have him return. The roots rock singer/songwriter has gained quite the reputation for his live shows. Backing his reputation as a true performing artist are strong vocals and that bluesy, folk rock guitar. The multi-talented one man band C.R. Avery will open the show. The man can sing will beatboxing and pounding the piano and then every once and a while he’ll throw some harmonica in there. Two incredible live performers on one night; make sure you’re there. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at Royal Espresso, Eddy Music and

Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill 705 Vernon Street

Sunday, November 13

Rockers, divas, and wailers unite. Come down to Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill every Wednesday and Sunday for the Karaoke experience of a life time. We have a huge list of classics, top 40, country, rock, and hairband legends to choose from. You can join the fun or just watch the entertainment. There is never a dull moment when you mix Nelson talent with Irish whiskey. Bring your friends and enjoy some good times and great food.

Tuesday, November 15

Calling all musicians to Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill for open mic jam nights. Amps, guitars and drums are provided. The music gets going at 9 p.m. There are player incentives and prizes. Come down and dance or play with the full band or just sit back and watch the Selkirk College students rock out.

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

Capitol Kids Series Presents Alex Zerbe Professional Zaniac Sunday, February 26

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Saturday, November 12

Opening this week’s Unplugged Sessions at noon is a new singer/songwriter to the stage. Brynn Forsey is 16, she’s been singing for three years and accompanies herself on guitar. She names her influences as The Be Good Tanyas, Coeur de Pirate, Bon Iver, Iron and Wine and Horse Feathers. Up next is Marty Carter, who’s been performing across western Canada as Bessie Wapp and Ben Johnson a founding member in an original art rock, reggae, blues band originally called Moon Shadow and now called New Moon. Carter will perform some jazz standards some funky blues and classical pieces that will put a shuffle in your step and a smile on your face. Closing act is Bessie Wapp and Ben Johnson, of Tek Düet, perform sensuous songs and rhythms from Eastern Europe including Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia and Greece.


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Matchstick Productions, the seven-time winner of the sport’s coveted Movie of the Year award, is pleased to announce its latest offering to skiing’s celluloid legacy. Attack of La NiĂąa will be playing at the Capitol Theatre this Saturday. Attack of La NiĂąa is a recap of one of the longest and deepest North American winters on record, served up courtesy of the worldwide weather phenomenon known as la niĂąa. “Last winter continued to amaze us as the season went on. Weather patterns relentlessly pounded the western US and Canada,â€? said executive producer Murray Wais. “Deep snow and epic conditions made it nearly impossible to stray too far from home, creating opportunities to go deeper into zones that we’ve explored in the past. We were able to check out some spots that we’d never even thought of as possibilities before, and the payoff was greater than we ever could have expected!â€? Along for the ride is Matchstick staple Sean Pettit, throwing down and dominating powder across his home province of BC. Follow the journey of Frenchman Richard Permin as he chases storms throughout Canada, and watch the exploits of

Attack of La Niùa showcases the talents of today’s best skiers in a journey through the snowiest winter of their lives.

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This film is the latest in a long line of award-winning ski movies from Matchstick Productions, including In Deep and The Way I See It, winners of Movie of the Year in 2009 and 2010. Attack of La Niùa was filmed on location everywhere storms were served up in North America, including Alyeska, Terrace, Aspen, Whistler, Breckenridge, Mammoth Mountain, Stevens Pass, and many other worldclass destinations. There will be door prizes at the show from Whitewater, Selkirk Wilderness Skiing, Gerick’s, ROAM, and Sacred Ride. Tickets are $11 for youth/students and $12 for adults. Doors open at 7:30, get your tickets at the Capitol Theatre box office or

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On November 25, audience members will see Pat Henman in a role she hasn’t played in Nelson yet: lead singer in a contemporary band. In June 2010 Henman began a journey into a land she wasn’t familiar with. She asked all her family and friends if they had a song they would let her record because she was going to record a CD. Sixteen songs were sent to her from all over Canada. The genre she wanted to sing was R&B and funk. Although she has stuck pretty close to the theme, there was some wiggle room. “I have been a belter of musical theatre for a long time and I wanted to do something different. I went to the universe, I asked for R&B, and I got some pretty dynamite songs, from ballads, to blues, to Motown, and R&B. I couldn’t have been more thrilled,” says Henman. One of the most exciting elements was the chance to write a song.” Pat co-wrote the song Closer with a friend, Carol Street. “I listen to it and I find it hard to believe we sat around my patio table last summer, humming, strumming and laughing, and this song came out of it. It’s fantastic!” Henman comes from a very musical family so she took advantage of her relatives. Her brother, Jim, and her cousin, David Henman were both original members of the rock band, April Wine, and they both write and record. She feels extremely lucky that both of them shared their music with her. During her years in Toronto as a working actress and singer, Henman made many friends whom she still has close ties with. Out of those friendships came five more songs for her to record. “It was an amazing process. My producer, the very talented John Tucker, also offered me a great tune, Good Feeling, which I close the album with.” On November 25 at 8:30 p.m. at Finley’s Irish Bar & Grill, Henman will sing all the songs from her CD plus a few more. Her band consists of some of the finest musicians Nelson has to offer: Sydney Galbraith, Darren Mahe, Steven Parish, Rick Lingard, Tim Bullen, Danielle Corbin and Jesse Lee. Tickets are $15 for the concert; CDs will be for sale also. You can buy your tickets at Finley’s or Otter Books in Nelson. If you call ahead you can reserve your table with dinner reservations. For more information call 250-352-5121 or go to



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Middle School’s Remembrance Day Postcard Project

Trafalgar students reach out to troops BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

This week Canadian Forces members in some of the darkest regions of the planet will be receiving brightly coloured post cards from Trafalgar Middle School students. “We wanted to give Canadian Forces around the world a taste of home and a nice greeting from Nelson,” says Grade 8 student Josie Day. “We told them how things are going around here.” The project was headed up by the Trafalgar Grade 8 leadership group, under the guidance of teacher Kathy Speirs. The 10 students who make up the group do several projects during the term and the Remembrance Day postcard initiative is just one of them. Last month the leadership students asked their peers to draw a colourful image on a postcardsized card and write a little message on the back. The cards have

“Imagine if they are out all day and then when they get back they have this colourful postcard sitting on their bed,” says Abby Mandel, one of the leadership group members. “It’s probably really nice to feel that ‘people actually remember me.’” Most of the cards had a very Nelson feel to them with landscapes drawn to fit the beauty of our area. “It might mean a bit more if it was from family, but it’s still coming from Canada,” says leadership student Tucker Anderson. Though the students were delivering positive messages and were not supposed to dwell on the horrible aspects of war and dangers of peacekeeping, the project did bring the group — mostly comprised of 13-yearThe Trafalgar Middle School leadership team gathers in front of olds — closer to the reality of a hallway map that shows where in the world the postcards that what troops endure. Bob Hall photo students at the school were sent. “It kind of makes me sick to since been sent to troops in loca- Afghanistan, Sudan, Italy and my stomach to see what is happening in some of the countions like Sierra Leone, Congo, the HMCS Vancouver.

tries,” says leadership student Caitlynn Murphy. “My older brother says he wants to into the army. He’s an air cadet. I pay attention to it and watch it on TV when Canadian troops get killed and their family’s reaction to it.” Though schools around the region have been focusing on Remembrance Day activities in the last week, the students say it’s not something that is constantly on the minds of peers in their age group. “Most kids don’t really think about it,” says Mandel. “But it’s a way to bring peace to other places around the world.” The students hope to see many of their classmates at Nelson’s Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday where they will gather with people of all ages to mark past sacrifice and current commitment to trying to make the world safer. “I’ve gone every year, but I think this year it will be more touching,” says Murphy.



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Working on Solutions

Homelessness outreach making an impact GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Local advocates for the homeless are hoping to again tap a fund that has allowed them to hire a coordinator and outreach worker.

“This has been definitely a tool that helps break homelessness. When we didn’t have an outreach worker, we might help people calls and go out and get housing, but then it breaks down.” Klee Hunter

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The federal government is calling for proposals through its homelessness partnering strategy, which supports 61 designated communities, including Nelson. Since 2008, the Nelson Committee on Homelessness and Stepping Stones shelter have benefitted from the money. Stepping Stones manager Klee Hunter says having an outreach worker allows them to help people find and maintain homes. “This has been definitely a tool that helps break homelessness,” she says. “When we didn’t have an outreach worker, we might help

people make calls and go out and get housing, but then it breaks down. “There’s no one to talk to the landlord, no one to work on life skills, no one to work on budgeting so they can pay the rent. So people would just come back [to the shelter]. We weren’t breaking the cycle of homelessness at all.” Hunter says she knows the value of outreach, having done it in Vancouver for 15 years with people with severe and persistent mental health issues. She adds they initially applied for funding through the Nelson Committee on Homelessness over three years ago, received a second contract to take them into 2012, and “absolutely” will be seeking another renewal. Committee member Cheryl Dowden adds they will also apply for funding to maintain a part-time co-ordinator. “We’re still in the process of responding to the request for proposals, but we have determined that our priorities are to continue to fund [the outreach worker] and co-ordinator,” she said. A maximum of $244,000 is available to fund projects between April 2012 and March 2014. Dowden said they will be seeking a total of about $130,000. The deadline for non-profits to apply is November 25.

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The unemployment rate in the Kootenays fell to 7.2 per cent in October, down from 8.1 per cent the previous month. Statistics Canada says that’s on par with the national rate and a good deal lower than the previous October, when the jobless figure was 9.4 per cent. The actual number of people

employed in the region has increased over the last year from 66,500 to 73,200. Another 5,700 were looking for work last month, versus 6,900 at the same time in 2010. The figures cover both the East and West Kootenays. Provincially, the rate was 6.6 per cent, virtually unchanged from September. Nationally, unemployment stood at 7.3 per cent, also very close to the previous month.

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Continued from Page 1 When World War II began, Capt. Dalgas was promoted to major and commanded the 111th (Nelson) Field Battery, overseeing its recruitment and training. The 111th was among the first contingents to go overseas, and Dalgas, “pointing to two flags on the wall, one representing the Legion and one the 111th, declared that one was already covered with honours, and the 111th would follow in that tradition.” Dalgas accompanied his men to Edmonton where he was assigned to training duties, but was determined to go overseas himself. Told he was too old, he waived rank, travelled to Ottawa, lied about his age and joined the 4th Field Artillery as a gunner. Once in England, the army learned his real age, so he was promoted from private to sergeant and made an instructor with the Canadian School of Artillery. Many men who served under him in Nelson before the war and during its early days made a point of looking him up, Crooks says. One wrote: “There never was a finer man than he, and I am filled with admiration for his indomitable spirit and moral courage and determination.” He added his hope that Dalgas would return to Nelson with his old rank of major. Dalgas did become a captain again before finally reaching the front in early April 1945. However, nine days before the war in Europe ended, as the Canadian 2nd Corps advanced into northern Germany, Dalgas’

Nelson’s Agner Dalgas (centre, pointing) in the field with Major-General A.G. McNaughton, commander of the 1st Canadian Division, to his right. photo courtesy Corinne Dalgas

jeep ran over a mine. He died aged 57. His wife Alicia learned of his death on the same day she received a letter from him, in which he told her he was “way past the Rhine.” Dalgas was buried in Holten Canadian War Cemetery in Holland.



he story doesn’t end there. Newby, who acquired Daglas’ mapcase, had “one of those experiences that literally raises the hair on the back of the neck.” He knew he’d heard Dalgas’ name somewhere before, and remembered an instructor at artillery school in Shilo, Manitoba who taught him a trick handed down from World War II. “We had a plotting board

which was essential for the accurate shooting of our guns, and which had to be kept dry and legible despite weather or environmental conditions,” he says. Over these plywood boards they placed paper targets marked with grid squares, and on top of this clear cellophane covers sealed around the edges with tape. “We then were supposed to pin a pivot and range arm with large tacks, which of course resulted in many holes which let in water and ruined the paper beneath. We were told to file off the points and use adhesive tape, which preserved the integrity of the waterproofing.” The invention was credited to Agner Dalgas of the Canadian School of Artillery in England. Newby has since spoken

to Dalgas’ granddaughter Corinne, an instructor at BCIT. She didn’t know about her grandfather’s illustrious history, but when she cleaned out the basement of the family home in Nelson, she found his medals and uniform, and still has them. A couple of summers ago, Sylvia Crooks also discovered Dalgas’ World War I diary in the Touchstones archives, part of the H.H. Currie fonds. “It’s very interesting,” she says. “It’s a diary from the 7th Battalion, which was the first contingent of men that left Nelson in August 1914. They were among [the victims of] the first gas attacks. Something like 17 of them lost their lives.” The diary also mentions Story continues to Page 17

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City Shows Off New Device

Election day goes electronic MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

Nelson will be receive election results hours earlier on voting day thanks to new technology at the polls. The city is following along behind Castlegar and Trail with the use of an electronic ballot counting machine. “For us it’s to be able to provide the results in a quicker, more efficient manner to the public,” said Frances Long, manager of legislative and administrative services. “It’s a tough thing for the election workers to be working from 8 a.m. to approximately midnight counting those things.” When the machines were used in the last municipal election in Castlegar and Trail the counts were done 15 to 20 minutes after the polls closed. On election day, voters will receive one ballot at the poll instead of three. The single sheet of paper will contain all the offices — for council, mayor and school trustee — on one ballot. Once the voter has filled out the ballot as stated on the sheet they will feed it into the machine which will count the votes. “We’ve tested it a number of times

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Mayor John Dooley and his granddaughter Harlow feed a test ballot through the electronic ballot counting machine during a trial last week.

and we’ve tested it to a manual count and it came out exactly right. It came out with nicer information than what we’ve provided before,” said Long. In addition to the number of votes

for each candidate, the machine also provides numbers on how many people under voted and how many people over voted. “Another nice thing that will happen for us is during the day I know that in past elections election officials have been asked how many people have voted and they’d have to go to a sheet that’s sort of tracking how many ballots have gone to each table and give an approximation. Now we can come up to the machine and it tells us how many ballots have been read through,” said Long. In the event of a recount, Long said that in the past the electronic ballot counting machine has come up with the same results as a manual count. “I know because somebody requested a judicial recount and the judge said no, that they wouldn’t do a recount because of the accuracy of the machine. In another instance they did do a manual recount and they came out exactly the same on both, so that was great,” she said. Long also said that the machine will save money because they won’t have to pay election officials who traditionally worked until midnight.

Retired Major Ian Newby, seen here during a visit to Nelson this summer with an entourage of vintage military vehicles, discovered Capt. Dalgas’ mapcase in an Aldergrove auction house.

Newby watched a TV special called The First World War From Above. “Amazingly, there was major coverage of the tunneling war and the La Boiselle crater in particular,” he says. In one shot, you could see a memorial to Dalgas’ 177th. The original was knocked down during the final German offensive in 1918, so Dalgas made an impassioned plea for permission to return after the armistice and rebuild it. This was granted and the new memorial stood until it was replaced by a permanent stone marker in the 1920s. A wooden plaque and copper plate inscribed with the names of the tunnelers hung in a London church until recently, when it was moved to the Royal Engineers’ Museum.


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Continued from Page 16 Dalgas’ transfer to the 177th Tunnelling Company: “He recorded how sad he was to leave the 7th, and the men he’d been with.” It’s not clear how the diary found its way to the archives, although the Currie fonds are a collection of World War I items, and Crooks speculates Dalgas’ widow donated it. Nor is it clear how the mapcase ended up in the auction house. Newby has also been in touch with English author Iain McHenry, who is completing a book about the 177th. He sent McHenry a copy of Crooks’ book, pages from Dalgas’ diary, and other information. An archaeological group known as the La Boiselle Project has been excavating tunnels left untouched since 1918, and just last week

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Continued from Page 1 She testified that in the first, which has since been deleted, Carter said: “You cannot reason with politicians. You can only bloody them.” Suffredine argued this referred to politics being a bloodsport, and Mungall was trying to silence a political critic, but she denied this.

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In the second voicemail, played for the court, Carter said “You don’t have the backbone to return calls,” and complained about statements Mungall made to a local online newspaper about Crown land in relation to the Nelson Landing development. He called her a “braindead politician,” accused her of saying “dumbass things,” and suggested she “take Carole James’ yellow scarf and stuff it in your mouth so you can’t say anything else to damage yourself.” The third voicemail referred to the CUPE lockout that occurred while Mungall sat on Nelson city council, and said she was too busy “flaunting your perky cleavage” to attend a particular meeting. Mungall also testified about a fourth voicemail left in February, but not played in court, in which Carter allegedly began “Hello Miss Kitty, this is Senator Cougar.” Mungall said she has not spoken to Carter since she was elected in 2009, although she met him prior to that at former MLA Corky Evans’ office and they had an amicable conversation. However, she said Evans’ assistant Sandy Korman told her Carter subsequently left them an “insulting” voicemail about Mungall. Following the voicemails last November, Mungall and McLeod filed a police complaint. However, Mungall said she didn’t see Carter again until February 11 of this year, at a federal trade forum at Nelson’s United Church. She said Carter stood in

front of her, facing the audience with a sign she couldn’t see, which she later learned read “Michelle, less boob tube, more Crown land.” She testified that a forum organizer asked him to leave and he “stormed out.” At that point, Mungall said, she was not fearful, but she grew increasingly concerned after hearing from one of MP Alex Atamanenko’s assistants that they received “aggressive, threatening calls” about Mungall, with multiple references to her breasts. She asked to be escorted to her car that evening, and called police when she got home. “Clearly his behaviour had escalated. I was afraid he was going to cause me harm,” she said. Carter was arrested and released on conditions not to come near Mungall. As a result, she said she began changing her routines, including arriving at work at different times and taking different routes. She also installed a deadbolt at her home and started locking her doors — which she didn’t previously do. She further discussed precautions with security staff at the BC Legislature. Since the trade forum, Mungall said she has only seen Carter once, at a community bike ride in Nelson. She was nervous and didn’t want to approach him, and asked others to stay with her, she testified. When Carter became aware of her presence, he “made a loud announcement that he had to leave,” got on his bike and left. She said she felt embarrassed that she had to explain to people what just happened. She added she is “definitely still fearful [Carter] will take his complaints and his approach to the next level and seek to harm me. I don’t want to find out that will be the case.” Under cross-examination, Suffredine asked Mungall why she has tackled the Jumbo Glacier Resort issue, even though it’s outside her riding’s boundaries. She replied many constituents had approached her about it, as it would affect backcountry access, and potentially harm ski-tour operators in her riding.

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Suffredine then asked her about a rap routine she recorded at a nomination fundraiser and posted to YouTube, in which he claimed she “shook” her chest. “If anything I was only dancing,” Mungall replied. Suffredine also asked her to explain what she meant when she said “Vote for the chick with the most” on the video, which the court viewed. Mungall replied that she was trying to get young people involved in democracy, and was referring to having the most experience. “You can do a dance and be ambiguous, but if Carter phones up and says ambiguous things about ‘perky cleavage’ he means evil?” Suffredine asked. The testimony was marked by several testy exchanges between the pair, who are on opposite ends of the political spectrum. “In politics, we sometimes stretch things, yes?” Suffredine asked. “You would probably know that better than me,” Mungall countered. Suffredine asked her about a series of video letters she sent to the housing minister last year urging funding be granted to the Anderson Street housing project, wondering whether she had otherwise met or written the minister on the subject. Mungall replied that the videos were a “legitimate way to connect with and contact” him and that she also quizzed him about it during the budget estimate process.

Suffredine suggested the video trilogy was used for political advantage, a charge Mungall denied. She said the videos were an advocacy tactic, to ensure a favourable decision on the project. “This is really about the show,” Suffredine said. “No, it enhanced the advocacy,” Mungall replied. At one point, the judge interjected: “If you two want to have a political discussion, perhaps you should do it sometime when I’m not here.” Suffredine also challenged Mungall on her memory of the February 11 meeting, suggesting Carter did not storm out, but left normally. They debated the meaning of “boob tube,” which Suffredine argued referred to Mungall’s videos and did not have a suggestive connotation. However, Mungall said she found its use “disconcerting” given the previous phone messages. “He seemed fixated with body parts I have because I’m a woman.” They further argued Carter’s use of Senator Cougar and Miss Kitty in his voicemails. Suffredine suggested Cougar was Carter’s longtime nickname, and Kitty referred to the DJ troupe, Meow Mix, that appeared on Mungall’s YouTube video. Mungall said she didn’t know what Carter meant, but felt he was using it “in an abusive context” — senator and cougar being “terms of power and dominance” and kitty a “term of subservience.” The judge said he’d never heard kitty used that way. Mungall said she didn’t have any specific pop culture examples. “You don’t have anything specific [to suggest] that he’s going to harm you?” Suffredine asked. “I believe he has the capability to harm me,” Mungall replied. “He escalated behaviour despite police telling him his behavior is inappropriate.” She said Carter bringing the sign to the trade forum was an example of the escalation. Mungall said taken alone, it would be an example of Story continues to Page 19

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News Continued from Page 18 bizarre behaviour, but in a broader context, it was tantamount to abuse, harassment, and threats. Other people have been dissatisfied with her, she said, but nobody else has left her feeling afraid. McLeod, Mungall’s assistant, testified that prior to the November voicemails, she knew Carter to be “quiet, soft-spoken, and polite,” but his initial message was “so unsettling, full of anger, and toxic,” her first instinct was to delete it. She said the message followed a civil conversation they had concerning Crown land. She subsequently spoke with BC Legislature security staff and provided a statement to police. Initially, however, she only gave Mungall the essence of the calls, to warn her without unduly alarming her. McLeod also noted she was in the audience the night of the trade forum and was surprised by Carter’s appearance —

a coat and fedora — and was concerned it was intended as a disguise. She said she found Carter’s voicemails “intimidating” and believed they contained “veiled threats.” She said his “hostility and tone” bothered her more than his words. She agreed, however, that Carter always identified himself and only called during off-hours. “I believe Mr. Carter is unpredictable, unstable, and I am afraid of him,” McLeod said. In reference to his final call, she said: “What would a cougar do with a kitty? Kill it. That frightens me.” The hearing adjourned until this afternoon. Depending on the availability of court time, the matter may continue then or be put over to another date. The Crown intends to call three more witnesses, while Carter may testify in his own defense. Carter, who now lives in Comox, remains free on conditions to keep his distance from Mungall.

Nelson Man Who Was Banished

More probation for Arrak Nelson Star Staff

A Nelson man once told by a judge to leave town has been sentenced to another two years of probation for breaching his previous probation order. Mikael Arrak, 27, appeared in court on Thursday. He had been serving three years of probation for criminal harassment of his ex-girlfriend and was ordered to stay away from her and her family. However, a new charge was laid after he spoke to her mother. The case received national attention in January when a judge gave Arrak, a deadline to be on a bus out of town and told him not to come back until his probation was over.

However, after it was reported in the media, the order was overturned. Arrak has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. His mother Annely was concerned the banishment order would result in her son living on the street in Vancouver because he is unable to hold a job and had no place to go.

Pharmasave Ladies’ Night

Annual Charity Event - All proceeds go to the Nelson Food Cupboard Thursday, November 17th, 6pm-8pm

Hey Ladies, it’s that time again! Pharmasave’s having their 5th annual Ladies Night Charity Event, Thursday November 17th from 6PM to 8PM! Join us for a wonderful night including many fun games, prizes, beauty stations, delicious home baked goods, great savings and much more! Tickets are available now at the cosmetics counter or front till. They are $10 ea, or $5 with a non-perishable food item with all proceeds going to the Nelson Food Cupboard.

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Small Task, Big Screen It took only a few minutes, but Tom Thomson (right) is sure glad he filled out the Nelson Star online survey last month. As part of the push to get readers to participate, the newspaper teamed up with Nelson Sears to give away a 40inch Samsung television to one of the hundreds who participated in our reader survey. On Monday Nelson Sears owner Barry Marsh (left) presented Thomson with his prize. Thanks to everybody who took part in helping the Nelson Star serve you better.

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The community has been celebrating Kootenay Lake Hospital’s recent ER expansion and the addition of the CT scanner. Another key piece of the health services at the local hospital is made up of the many surgeries that are performed in Nelson by local and visiting specialists. These services include a variety of laparoscopic procedures, hysterectomies, cataract surgeries, caesarean sections, tubal ligations, carpal tunnel releases, hernia repairs, and so much more. The Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation’s goal this year is to raise funds for equipment to support the continu-

ation of these surgeries. These surgical services benefit not only the citizens of Nelson, but a wider population of 33,000 including Kaslo, Salmo and the Slocan Valley. In keeping with the Foundation’s goal of supporting operating room procedures, the focus of this year’s Light Up the Hospital! campaign is funding the purchase of an insufflator with camera system and three high definition monitors. This is state of the art high definition equipment used in all laparoscopic procedures. Patients undergoing these procedures, which involve much smaller incisions than traditional surgeries, experience less post-operative pain, reduced hospital stays and shorter recovery time.



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Sports Juniors Drop Two of Three on the Road


Leafs find a silver lining

League Standings


Neil Murdoch Division TEAM GP W Beaver Valley 19 14 Nelson 22 13 Castlegar 19 12 Spokane 19 6 Grand Forks 16 0

L 5 8 5 13 16

T 0 0 0 0 0

OTL 0 1 2 0 0

P 28 27 26 12 0

Eddie Mountain Division TEAM GP W Fernie 19 14 Kimberley 17 12 Creston Valley 18 9 Golden 16 7 Columbia Val. 21 1

L 4 4 8 8 19

T 0 0 0 0 0

OTL 1 1 1 1 1

P 29 25 19 15 3

Okanagan Division TEAM GP Osoyoos 20 Penticton 16 Princeton 17 Kelowna 18 Summerland 20

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L 8 4 6 10 13

T 0 0 0 0 0

OTL 0 2 1 0 0

P 24 22 21 16 14

Doug Birks Division TEAM GP Kamloops 20 N. Okanagan 19 Revelstoke 17 Sicamous 18 Chase 19

W 17 13 12 7 1

L 1 5 4 11 18

T 0 0 0 0 0

OTL 2 1 1 0 0

P 36 27 25 14 2

Upcoming Games

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Nelson Leafs Leaders

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Nelson Star Editor

It’s not the result the Nelson Junior Leafs were looking for, but head coach Frank Maida is reflecting on a three game road swing in a positive light. The local juniors dropped the first two games of the weekend to Princeton and Kelowna, but on Sunday rebounded to take out Okanagan/Shuswap Division leader Osoyoos. “I’m feeling good about how we finished the weekend,” Maida told the Star on Monday morning. In Friday night’s tilt against the Princeton Posse, a slow start haunted the Leafs in the final outcome. The game wasn’t even four minutes old and the Leafs had fallen behind 2-0 on goals by Jaden Janzen and Adam Demchuk. “It’s like we were still on the bus and the game has started,” Maida said. “We need to find a way to have the legs come with us off the bus.” Seven minutes into the first period, Leafs rookie Carson Willans cut the lead to one. Despite outshooting the Posse 26-13 over the first 40 minutes, Princeton goaltender Phoenix Logan-Hill held his team in the game and the score remained 2-1. Early in the third period, Princeton forward Eric Kubis beat Nelson starter Andrew Walton to give his team a 3-1 edge. Thirty seconds later, Leafs call-up Colton Dawson again put Nelson within striking distance with his first KIJHL goal. That spread only lasted nine seconds, however, as Posse forward Kurtis Bond gave Princeton the 4-2 lead they would not relinquish. “We outshot them, but just couldn’t score,” said Maida. “So that was a tough loss.”

One of the bright spots of the evening was the play of Dawson who was brought on the trip on loan from the Nelson Midget Rep team. “He played very well on short notice,” said Maida. “He scored a big goal for us when we were getting back into the game. It was nice to see.”

“I told them Saturday night after the game that it’s back to the basics and hard work.” Frank Maida Leafs Coach

On Saturday night at Kelowna’s Rutland Arena, the Leafs and Chiefs battled hard to a 1-1 tie in the first period. And though Maida’s troops made good on a pledge to start better, it was the second period that caused the team’s downfall when Kelowna came out with three unanswered goals to take a 4-1 lead. Third period goals by Leafs forwards Max Mois and Colton Schell were not enough and the Chiefs cruised to a 6-3 victory. “They are better than their record shows,” Maida said of the Chiefs who have now beaten the Leafs twice this season. “Their forwards are fast and their goaltenders have had good games against us. I don’t know the details about what their situation is, but they seem to play well against us.” The loss to Kelowna was the Leafs’ fifth in a row and it spurred a team meeting after the game. “I told them Saturday night after the game that it’s back to basics and hard work,” said Maida. “You never want to lose, but if we learn from it and learn to play through it then there

can be an upside. Come playoffs you are not going to win every game and you need to bounce back. This weekend we lost two tough games, but bounced back on Sunday.” The Coyotes scored the first goal of the game Sunday when Scotty Patterson beat Walton who was starting his second game of the weekend. With six minutes left in the opening period, the Leafs responded when Matti Jmaeff scored on the powerplay. One minute later Brett Norman made the score 2-1 for the Leafs. The teams traded powerplay goals in the second period and midway through the third Kam Crawford tied the score for Osoyoos. With five minutes left to play, Leafs leading scorer Patrick Martens notched the game winner and the Nelson escaped the tough roadtrip with two of a possible six points. “I stress that we have to take one period at a time and in Osoyoos we won each period,” said Maida. “On the way to Osoyoos I felt the energy on the bus. I could tell we were going to get a great effort and we did.” IN THE CREASE: The weekend stumble has allowed the Castlegar Rebels to close the gap on the Leafs and now sit one point behind in the Neil Murdoch Division… On Tuesday the Leafs made a deal with Kelowna to acquire defenceman Eric Spring. The blueliner is the brother of Michael Spring who played forward for the Leafs between 2008 and 2010… The Leafs’ next game is Thursday night when they travel to Fernie to take on the Ghostriders. The next Leafs home game is this Saturday at the NDCC against the Grand Forks Border Bruins.

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T 0 1 0 1 0 0

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P 12 7 4 2 2 2 1 0 0 0

L 0 1 0 0 1 3 2 3 3

T 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0

P 6 6 5 3 3 3 2 2 0

W 3 3 2 1 1 1

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T 1 0 0 1 0 0

P 7 6 4 3 2 2

BANTAM HOUSE GP W 5 5 3 2 4 2 3 1 3 1 2 0 2 0

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T 1 0 1 0 0

P 7 6 5 2 6

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W 6 3 1 0

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T 0 0 0 0

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FEMALE MIDGET AAA TEAM GP W Fraser Valley Phantom 5 5 Okanagan Rockets 6 4 Vancouver Fusion 5 3 Kootenay Wildcats 8 2 Prince George Cougars 6 0

L 0 1 1 6 6

T 0 1 1 0 0

P 10 9 7 4 0

TEAM Beaver Valley Rossland/Trail 2 Rossland/Trail 1 Nelson 2 Nelson 1 Grand Forks Boundary Kaslo

TEAM Nelson Nakusp Castlegar Grand Forks

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NELSON FORD MEN’S OPEN TEAM GP W T Innkeepers 3 3 0 Soccer Quest 3 2 0 Kootenay Co-Op 3 2 0 Old Dogs FC 3 1 0 The Cataracs 3 1 0 Naturally Hard 3 0 0 TEAM Dragon Slayers EOM Neon Indians Mad Cows Fake Madrid Honey Badgers

QUEEN CITY CO-ED GP W 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 1 3 1 3 0

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JACKSON’S HOLE MEN’S MASTERS TEAM GP W T Abacus 3 2 7 Real Nelson 2 1 7 Jackson’s Hole 3 1 2 Bia Boro 2 1 2 Slocan 3 0 5 Ted Allen’s 2 0 11 Red Dog 3 0 13

L 0 1 1 2 2 3

P 9 6 6 3 3 0

L 0 1 1 1 2 3

P 7 6 6 4 3 0

L 0 0 0 1 1 1 2

P 7 6 4 3 3 1 1

Soccer Quest Youth TEAM Lyon Man United Fiorentina Bayern

KOOTENAY CO-OP 8-9 GP W 3 2 3 2 3 1 3 1

T 0 0 0 0

L 1 1 2 2

P 6 6 3 3

TEAM Inter Milan Valencia PSG Man City

KOOTENAY GLASS 10-11 GP W 3 3 3 1 3 1 3 0

T 0 1 0 1

L 0 1 2 2

P 9 4 3 1

TEAM Liverpool Chelsea Juventus Celtic Barcelona Rangers

LEO’S PIZZA 12-13 GP W 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 1 3 0 3 0

T 0 0 0 0 0 0

L 0 0 1 2 3 3

P 9 9 6 3 0 0

NELSON STAR 14-16 GP W 3 3 3 2 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 0

T 0 1 1 0 0 0

L 0 0 1 2 2 3

P 9 7 4 3 4 0

TEAM Arsenal Everton Real Madrid AC Milan Benfica Marseille

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

GP 7 6 6 7 8 4 8

W 6 4 2 2 3 2 1

L 0 2 2 3 5 2 6

T 1 1 2 2 0 2 1

P 13 8 6 6 6 4 3

BC Major Midget League TEAM Cariboo Cougars Greater Vancouver Canadians Vancouver NE Giants Vancouver NW Giants Valley West Hawks Okanagan Rockets North Island Silvertips Thompson Blazers South Island Thunderbirds Fraser Valley Bruins Kootenay Ice

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W 8 7 8 7 7 6 6 5 3 3 1

L 4 4 4 3 6 4 6 5 8 7 10

T 2 3 0 2 0 2 0 2 3 1 1

P 18 17 16 16 14 14 12 12 9 7 3

Saints upset Eagles Nelson Star Staff

The upstart Selkirk Saints handed the Eastern Washington University Eagles their first two losses of the season in a home-and-home series over the weekend. The American squad strolled into the Castlegar Complex on Friday night boasting a 4-0 record in BC Intercollegiate Hockey League play. The Saints came into the contest with a 1-5 record so far this season. Former Nelson Junior Leaf Scott Jago had a goal, Nelson Minor Hockey raised Caleb Georgetti added two assists and Selkirk goalie Spenser Wong stopped 36 of 37 shots as the Castlegar based Saints skated away with an impressive 4-1 win. On Saturday night the Saints travelled to Cheney, Washington where they continued to build on the momentum, scoring another 4-1 win to improve their season record to 3-5. Former Leaf defenceman Adam Makaroff, Garret Kucher, Jordan Wood and Nithen Dhaliwal scored for the Saints. Wong was again stellar between the pipes to earn his second win in as many nights. The Saints now sit tied for third in the BCIHL standings with a record. Next home games for the Saints are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Castlegar Recreation Complex when they host Trinity Western University. More info can be found at

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All offers expire December 14, 2011. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See Service Advisor for complete details. Applicable taxes and provincial levies not included. Dealer may sell for less. †† In order to receive a competitor’s advertised price: (i) tires must be purchased and installed at your participating Ford Dealer; (ii) customer must present he competitor’s advertisement (containing the lower price) which must have been printed within 30 days of the sale; and (iii) the tires being purchased must be the same brand, sidewall, speed and load ratings as shown in the competitive advertisement. Offer only available at participating Ford dealerships. This offer is valid on the cost of the tire only and oes not include labour costs, valve stems, mounting, balancing, disposal, and taxes. Offer does not apply to advertised prices outside of Canada, in eBay advertisements, by tire wholesalers (including Costco) and online tire retailers, or closeout, special order, discontinued and clearance/liquidation offers. Offer may be cancelled or changed at any time without rior notice. See your Service Advisor for details. ‡‡ Rebate offers are manufacturer’s mail-in rebates. Rebates available on select Goodyear, Michelin, Bridgestone (AMEX branded prepaid card), Dunlop, BFGoodrich, Continental, Pirelli, and Yokohama tires. Offers are valid on qualifying sets of four tires, purchased and installed at participating locations during he respective promotion periods for each tire brand. Offer is valid on the cost of the tire(s) only and does not include labour costs, valve stems, mounting, balancing, disposal, and taxes. Amount of rebates, start dates and expiration dates vary depending on tire manufacturer. It is the responsibility of the customer to submit the required claim forms and roof of purchase to the relevant tire manufacturer with sufficient postage by the required deadline for that rebate offer. See your Service Advisor for complete details and claim forms. °Dealer may sell for less. Additional parts and service charges may apply. Excludes installation. Valid on most vehicles, makes, and models. Wheel compatibility is dependent n vehicle model and optional accessories. Please see your Dealer for fitments and pricing. **Storage term is at the dealer’s sole discretion, up to a maximum of one year. ‡Applies to single rear wheel vehicles only. Diesel models not eligible. ▼Based on a Ford Fusion V6 automatic that has a fuel consumption rating of 10L/100 km in combined city/highway riving (properly tuned), a one-year driving distance of 24,000 km and $1.02 per litre for gasoline. Improved fuel efficiency and emission reduction levels depend on model, year and condition of vehicle. *Up to 5 litres of oil. Disposal fees may be extra. Does not apply to diesel engines. ▲Ford Protection Plan is only available for non-commercial cars and light rucks. If an eligible Ford, Motorcraft® or Ford-approved part fails due to a defect in material or workmanship, wear out or rust through, it will be replaced at no charge as long as the original purchaser of the part owns the vehicle on which the part was installed. Labour is covered for the first 12 months or 20,000 km (whichever occurs first) after the date of nstallation. Emergency brake pads are not eligible under this plan. See Service Advisor for complete details and limitations † Offer applies to single rear wheel vehicles. Taxes and disposal fees extra. Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) excluded. Dual rear wheel models qualify at additional cost. Up to 16 litres of oil. Disposal fees extra. ^While supplies last. Limit one ) bottle per Diesel Works Fuel Economy Package service. “5 Shot” Anti-Gel & Performance Improver (PM-23-B) treats 473 litres of fuel. ■While supplies last. Limit of one (1) set of Motorcraft® Wiper Blades per Motorcraft® Brake Pads or Shoes service.


TangoBar Nelson Presents...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Nelson Star

Beginner Argentine Tango Series: Starting Tuesday, Nov 15 - 10 week series Beginner 1 Continuation from 6:00-7:00pm (some tango experience required) Practica 7:00-8:00pm Beginner 8:00-9:00pm (no tango experience necessary) at the Nelson Moving Centre $100/person for each class for all 10 weeks (includes Practica) Contact Heather 250-226-7229 •

Community Birth, Babies and Beyond – Judy Banfield


Getting out the front door

friend of mine, a very competent, intelligent, organized woman was taking her new baby out for the day, in the car, by herself, for the first time. She had made a mental list of everything she needed, and as she loaded the various bags of things. She kept remembering other things she needed to bring. So she went back and forth from the house to the car quite a few times. Finally, she was all packed. Pleased with herself for remembering everything, she drove off happily. A few blocks into the ride, she realized something was wrong... she had forgotten the baby. As every parent of a baby or of a young child knows, just getting out the door can be a major challenge, especially if you have a time constraint and have to be somewhere at a specific time. For those of us who are sticklers for punctuality, this can be very hard on our self image. Suddenly, once we have a baby, we’re apologizing for being late all the time. And our sense of being competent, organized, and intelligent starts to fade.

So what’s a parent to do? First of all, recognize that most new parents have this experience. Babies have their own time, their own inner rhythm, or non-rhythm, that doesn’t co-ordinate with ours. They need to eat when they need to eat, usually right when you are ready to leave. Or you’ve just changed their diaper and they have a mega poop. Or just as you are ready to go, their tummy starts to bother them and they start crying inconsolably. This is what babies do and it is no reflection on you as a parent if they do it at an inopportune time. Learning to roll with it is one of the first lessons of parenthood. Learning to not be hard on yourself when things don’t go according to plan, is another important lesson. Sometimes, the more you were in control of your life before, the more out of control you feel as a new parent and the more distressed you get when you can’t get out the door. Another step is to actually be a bit organized. If you know you need to be somewhere the next day, do some pre-planning. Some

parents have a core list of what they need to take with them each time they go out. They pack what they can the night before, remembering things like money for a parking meter, charging their cell phone, a spare set of keys, their baby carrier, and extras of everything.

“Learning to roll with it is one of the first lessons of parenthood. Learning to not be hard on yourself when things don’t go according to plan, is another important lesson.” If you don’t have one of these lists, it’s worth taking 15 minutes and getting it done, printed and put on the fridge, or in your diaper bag. When you are going to be going out, try to give yourself lots of time to go through the checklist, gathering the other things you may need (including snacks and water for you).

Dads find these lists very helpful. If they are not the stay at home parent, they appreciate knowing just what to bring with them if they are taking the baby out for a while. Some parents keep a spare diaper bag with extra essentials always packed in case they are in an unexpected hurry. This helps to cut down the panic factor if plans change suddenly. It also helps to tell people ahead of time that you’ll do the best you can to be punctual, but that babies needs are immediate and compelling and you may be late. Once you get used to being a parent and your baby gets used to being in the world, you’ll find it easier to get where you want to go, and mostly be on time. Then when they are toddlers and preschoolers you’ll have all new time challenges. We’ll talk about that next time. 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

Nelson Refugee Committee

Hope for a new life SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

The Nelson Refugee Committee is hoping to bring two young Burmese Karen women to Nelson to start a better life. Hsa and Htoo grew up in a camp on the Thai-Burmese border because their people, a native Burmese race, have for years been persecuted and driven from their villages by the country’s army. Their villages are burnt and many Karen people are enslaved or killed. Refugee camps have sprung up all along the Thai-Burmese border, but while Burma continues to harass and persecute the Karen, Thailand will not let them into their country. They have become a people with no home. In spite of the constant persecution, and the ever-present dangers at their make-shift camp, Hsa and Htoo have educated themselves. They speak some English. They have taken on supervisory roles at the camp. Hsa is working on becoming a correspondent. However, without a family these two cousins, both in their early 20s, have no one to protect them. Htoo and Hsa are looking forward to being sponsored to come to Canada. Please help the Nelson Refugee Committee raise money while having fun by attending their event at Finley’s Irish Bar & Grill on November 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A $10 ticket provides you with a burger, beer and entertainment. (Veggie burgers available). Tickets at Otter Books or at the door.

The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Nelson Star and 103.5 The Bridge FM present

ALL CANDIDATES FORUM Tuesday November 15th , 7pm-9pm at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. This all inclusive forum will feature the 3 candidates seeking election in the race for Mayor of the City of Nelson, 8 candidates running for Nelson Council as well as the 2 candidates running for election in both electoral Areas E and F.

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Being this "team behind the scenes" is not as difficult as you may think. We are fortunate to be living in times of marvelous technological and communication advancements where it has become commonplace for artists to represent themselves. Record labels no longer act as the middleman; artists now have the means to interact with their fans directly. There is a colossal amount of information available for aspiring professional musicians; SOCAN (, local music and art associations or a career professional in your community would be a good place to start. Whether your dream is to sell insurance, build cabinets or tour with Elvis Costello, collaborators and clients expect professionals to be exactly that: professional. Musicians that wish to operate in this professional domain will not find themselves exempt from this norm... even though their products and services deal with the very language of the soul.

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place before the show: someone searched out the venue and secured the performance date. Contracts (hopefully!) were negotiated and signed. Someone then designed, printed and distributed posters. Someone promoted the event. Someone set up the equipment and coordinated with the sound engineer for a soundcheck. The “to-do” list of logistical considerations adds up quickly but, make no mistake, more often than not, that someone... is the band itself! In other words, aside from writing and practicing all their songs, the band also acted as the booking agent, the manager, the tour coordinator, the event promoter and the publicist.

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Consider the last time you watched an indie band perform and imagine all the preparations that took

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Interestingly, the benefits of thinking in business terms are lost to many musicians. It's true that the very nature of artistic creativity contrasts with the calculated steps associated with operating a business. However, the instant you intend to share your music, even if it's for absolutely free, you will most probably have to enter in some sort of business agreement, even if it’s with the venue where you want to perform, for example.




Conceivably, success in the music industry can be interpreted by sustainability, financial independence, growth possibilities, healthy work environments and good relations with peers, fans and customers. If this however is the recipe for success in any industry then, arguably, success in the music business can be achieved by developing a keen sense of entrepreneurship. In other words, in order to be a successful musician, you need to be a shrewd businessperson. You need to be organized and professional. You need a game-plan based on realistic outlooks. You need to have good knowledge of the industry and its market. You need to set goals and strategies to meet those goals. You need to keep track of your finances. You need to do the boring stuff like bookkeeping or cold-calling. In simple terms, you need to tap into the very same skill set that is required for any self-employed businessperson.



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Would the definition of a "successful music career" need to be any more complicated than simply "making a living from music"?




GAP Theatre is a new project of the West Kootenay Women’s Centre, aimed at supporting youth in our community to explore and transform gender dynamics and challenge gender-based inequalities. Through a 10-week series of theatre workshops using Social Action Theatre and Theatre of the Oppressed techniques, selected youth (ages 14 to 19ish) will create interactive theatre pieces, based on their lived experiences, to share



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dialogue through theatre, and try out different solutions. It uses movement, storytelling and tableaux to explore how images of one’s personal experience reflect universal issues of power and social transformation. Participants will receive a high school drama credit from SelfDesign High, and those who choose to go on to performance will receive an honourarium of $100 for their work. For more information or to apply, contact marya@ or phone the Women’s Centre at 250-352-4494.

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with the region. Starting in January, youth will be invited to participate in weekly workshops full of games, discussions, film screenings, food, and theatre creation. The participants will learn theatre tools that help express their concerns in a powerful, respectful, interactive and fun way; and experience a place where they will be seen and heard by their peers, family members, teachers, and the greater community. This process will consist of a set of games, exercises and practices that create space for people to name their reality, identify the contradictions,

By Bernice Rosella and James Kilner


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Coming Events


Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band Annual General Meeting Tuesday, November 15, 2011 7pm Nelson Legion Hall. All Members Welcome! Nelson District University Women will host the traditional “All Candidates Forum� for the upcoming municipal elections. Wednesday, November 16 at the Central Education Centre Gym starting at 7pm The public is invited to meet and question candidates for Mayor, City Councillors & School Trustees Selkirk Weavers & Spinners Guild Annual Sale & Exhibit.

Fri. Nov. 18th 4-9pm & Sat. Nov.19th 9am-4pm. Quality Inn, 1935 Columbia Ave, Castlegar. FREE ADMIN.

Information The Nelson Baha’i Community, along with Baha’is all over the world will celebrate the Birth of Baha’u’llah, Founder of the Baha’i Faith, on November 12. Baha’u’llah, “Glory of God� (1817-1892)

The Baha’i Faith teaches: ~ Oneness of God ~ Oneness of Religion ~ Oneness of Humanity “Let your vision be worldembracing..., the world is one country and mankind its citizens� ~ Baha’u’llah For more information:

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LOST:I gave you a door and 2 windows from the alley of Observatory & Kootenay St. These are my storm windows and I gave them away by accident! Please bring them back. Thank you!!

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LOST: from 1123 Front St. Very friendly, large, short hair cat, orange striped w/white tip on tail, answers to Booby, $50 reward. Call Denise 352-9169

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Career Opportunity Information Systems Support Specialist Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Information Systems Support Specialist manages all hardware and software maintenance and is responsible for providing technical advice and expertise on a diverse range of information technology activities. This position will provide training and consultation to Columbia Power staff and management and make recommendations on future planning and development of technical resources. The Information Systems Support Specialist will be responsible for analyzing business processes, providing technical troubleshooting solutions, creating custom application software and modifying existing software to meet specific Columbia Power business needs. Columbia Power and Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) share the information systems infrastructure and network including servers, and telephone systems. The incumbent will work closely with CBT’s IT staff to ensure that Columbia Power’s information technology needs are met. The ideal candidate will have a diploma or degree in Computer Science with three to five years of programming and/or systems analyst experience. Strong skills in problem solving, process redesign, website development, programming and software analysis and development are essential. Experience with Great Plains or Financial Management Systems would be considered an asset. Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to visit the Careers section of our website at Closing date for this position is November 14, 2011.

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Help Wanted Is your job getting you down? Need a change from your current employer? Looking for an atmosphere where respect, honesty and appreciation are commonplace? How about a family oriented, honest, fair and caring workplace? Then Nelson Toyota may be the place for you. Currently we are looking for quality individuals to join us in the following positions: t$FSUJmFE)ZCSJE4FSWJDF5FDIOJDJBO t4FSWJDF"EWJTPSBOE"ENJOJTUSBUPS t1SPEVDU"EWJTPS Nelson Toyota offers a competitive salary and JODFOUJWFQMBOBTXFMMBTBDPNQSFIFOTJWFCFOFmUT package. 4FFJGZPVWFHPUXIBUJUUBLFTUPCFQBSUPGUIF Nelson Toyota Team. 1MFBTFFNBJMZPVSSFTVNFJODPNQMFUFDPOmEFODF to Nelson Toyota. Your West Kootenay Toyota Dealer Since 1969

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Joseph Henry Bourgeois passed away on November 4, 2011 at Jubilee Manor at age 83.

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Joesph Henry Bourgeois

Born in Crescent Valley May 18, 1928 to pioneers Henri and Hortense B Bourgeois who mo moved from Quebec to N Nelson in 1905.

They homesteaded in Crescent Val Valley in 1908, which at that time was called Bourgeois Siding on the CPR railroad. Over the next 25 years Henri built up his farm and dairy business. The barn is still standing today. Joe’s 7 older brothers and sisters took their turns hand milking 30 cows before and after school. At age 16 Joe delivered milk to homes in the South Slocan area. Milk cans were sent to CM&S (Cominco) in Trail by train. Many of Joe’s friends learned to drive the milk truck. In 1950 Joe began work for West Kootenay Power patrolling power lines, in 1954 he joined the line crew as truck driver/ maintenance and construction crew. Upon retirement in 1988 he had a safety record of 38 years. In 1955 he married Josephine Stonoski. They had 2 children Ron and Christine, living in South Slocan for 47 years. He was resourceful and liked to work with his hands repairing household items and cars. In 2002 they moved to Taghum where he continued to be always on call to help friends, neighbours’ and community. He is survived by his wife Josephine of 56 years, son Ron (Pam) grand daughters Nicole and Shay of Madison, Wisconsin, daughter Christine LePage (Doug) of Nelson, grandson Stuart (Nadine) of Kamloops and grand daughter Renee of Vancouver, brother in law John Stonoski (Hilda) of Abbotsford, brother in law Ed Stonoski (Bev) of Langley. Sister Mariette of Windsor Ontario. Predeceased by parents and siblings Cecile, Gaston, Yvette, Helen, Louis, and Maurice. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, 813 Ward Street Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 10:30 am with Father Jim Ratclie as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery. Anyone wishing to donate in Joe’s memory, please consider Kootenay Lake Hospital Retinology Clinic, Nelson #3 View Street, Nelson VIL 2VI or St. Joseph’s School, 523 Mill Street, Nelson V1L 4S2. Heartfelt thanks to Dr Noiles, Dr. Janz, the nurses and sta of Broader Horizons, Kootenay Lake Hospital, Mountain Lake Seniors Community and Jubilee Manor. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. on line condolences may be expressed at

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Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other ďŹ nancing options available to qualiďŹ ed applicants.

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SMALL BUSINESS Grants. start or grow your small business. Free to apply. Qualify for up to 100K.

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We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.

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3 BEDROOM DUPLEX IN ROSEMONT FOR DECEMBER 1 Wonderful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom duplex available December 1 in Rosemont including washer/dryer and dishwasher, two-car off-street parking, fenced yard & deck and a spectacular view of Kootenay Lake. Pets allowed with pet damage deposit. $1500 per month. Preference given to one-year lease tenants. Please call 250-509-1117.

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Visit: MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.’s need medical office & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1888-748-4126. TRAIN TO Be an Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456. WORK FROM Home. Find out why over 1,285 CanScribe Career College Medical Transcription graduates, aged 18-72, can’t be wrong. Free information.1-800-466-1535.

Help Wanted AINSWORTH HOT SPRINGS RESORT has an opening for a Line Cook, preferably with 5 years experience and who is, or has attended a culinary college. Competitive wage and benefit package is offered to the successful candidate. Apply in person or submit your resume to: or fax to: 250-229-5600 Attention: HR Alberta earthmoving company requires a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051. ALLIANCE TRAFFIC Group needs certified flaggers for long term contract in West Kootenay area. Fax resume to 250-554-9458 or email to

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Clubs, Charitable Organizations, Schools / Church Groups, Sport Teams or Individuals! EARN MONEY delivering the Yellow Pages Directories in the Nelson areas starting in December. No selling involved. Call, fax or visit online for more info.

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We require processor and feller buncher operators, plus owner operators and truck drivers. Work in the Vanderhoof, Fort St. James & Prince George areas. Call or send your resume. This can be a career for the right person. Jared Gulbranson Gulbranson Logging Ltd. 250-567-4505 or 250-5675446 Cell:250-570-2261 Fax: 250-567-9232 email:

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Baker Hughes Alberta based oilfield services company is currently hiring equipment operators. Class 1 or 3 license preferred, but we will train the right candidate with a Class 5. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: JASPER CONSTRUCTORS is hiring HR/Labour Relations Advisors for Vancouver and Kelowna to oversee staff recruitment, deployment, and workforce planning of field labour. Receive full benefits! Please apply online at Planerman & Millwright required immediately for North Okanagan Forest Company. Preference will be given to those with experience in the forest industry. Fax resume to 250-838-9637. Quesnel Industrial Transportation has opening for fulltime log truck drivers. Year round work avail. Above average pay and health plan provided. 1250-992-2309.

Help Wanted

Career Opportunity Environmental Support Manager Reporting to the Director, Environment, the Environmental Support Manager is responsible for providing technical expertise, support and advice to Columbia Power’s operations staff and project managers on environmental issues related to its hydro facility operations. This position requires an intimate knowledge of the environmental risks and management controls associated with hydro dam operations and projects, as well as applicable environmental legislation. The Environmental Support Manager is responsible for environmental programs required by facility permits including environmental monitoring and fish compensation programs, as well as audits, inspections, permitting and implementing emergency controls. This position will also support the Business Development Team in environmental assessment activities. The ideal candidate will have a Degree in Environmental Sciences or a related discipline with five to ten years experience in the environmental management or regulatory field associated with the hydro-electric power industry. The candidate must have knowledge and understanding of river systems, water management, aquatic ecology and hydroelectric generation principles and familiarity with environmental management systems consistent with ISO 14001. Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to visit the Careers section of our website at for the detailed job description. Closing date for this position is November 14, 2011. Please refer to Job #1109 when submitting your application.


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

Pets Golden Retriever Puppies,vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed $350 250-265-3320

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$100 & Under PHONES: 1 new Motorola & 1 new Panasonic, each has 2 handsets w/answer $100 + value, $45/ea 250-825-4408

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F/T Certified Gas Fitter required for Horizon Climate Controls, a community minded, progressive HVAC & electrical contracting company located in Williams Lake, BC. Applicant should have a strong service & installation background in residential, commercial and industrial settings. Competitive wages with benefit package. Email resume to: horizonclimatecontrols@ or fax to (250)3989099.

12HP Bolen Tractor Hydrostaic drive, snow blower & lawn mower attachments. 352-7962 CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5990. Car Dolly: Rewired, wheels have been greased very recently. Works very well. Asking $799. Call 250-354-7471. Located in Nelson DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel Buildings priced to clear make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. FAST RELIEF the First Night!! Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Gone. Sleep Soundly, Safe with Medication, Proven Results. 1-800-7658660. MOVING SALE pro-master plus II treadmill $700, king sleigh bed frame $400, kenmore front-load w/d $700, kenmore stove $350 250-505-5514 Winter Tires: 4 Nokian WR 235/45R17 $50 ea 354-4779

Required immediately to join our team: one Licensed automotive technician, Ford experience would be an asset. competitive wages, benefit package with pension. Drop resume off to Colin At Lake City Ford or email to


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Misc. Wanted Bed Frame Wanted: new or used, single or twin ideal call 250-825-4569

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

For Sale By Owner RARE level 1/3 acre in Balfour, 3 bdrm Double wide , with 1 24’x24’ shop, 2nd 1000sqft shop both fully insulated, which will accommodate any recreational vehicles. $210,000. 250-229-2275

Houses For Sale AMAZING retreat property perfect for the investor, progressive entrepreneur, professional artist/writer looking for solitude, or one lucky family. 23+ acres w/ 2 titles, wonderful 4 bed/3bath main house, stunning views of Valhalla Wilderness Park & Slocan Lake, phenomenal gardens, ponds and waterfalls with inground irrigation, beautiful custom sauna house with sleeping loft, 3 car garage is a work of art with unfinished studio above, Memphis creek, 780 ft of highbank lakefront accessed through forest trails and deck to launch your kayak. Off the grid with Micro-Hydro power. One of a Kind! Newport Realty, 250-385-2033

Kootenays 4 Houses on 5 Acres with Shop just outside Nelson City Limits. $890,000 call 354-7949

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

Other Areas ARIZONA BUILDING Lots! 50% OFF! 15, AAA+ View Lots. $0 Down! Starting $99/mo! Guaranteed Financing! Near Tucson’s Int’l Airport Call 1-800-659-9957 Mention Code 7.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1 bdrm apt for clean/quiet tenant. Close to Baker & KSA. NS/NP. $570+. 250-229-4119 NELSON. GORGEOUS 2 bedroom condo available immediately. Central location. Great view of the lake. $1000 p/m. F/p, n/s. References required. 250-509-1240

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

NELSON: 3 mile 4bdrm, 2 1/2 bath well maintained executive home. F/S, W/D $1450/mo + utilities. NP/NS. Available immediately Attention: Larry (Rosling Real Estate) 250-352-3581 NELSON: large family home 5min from town w/city & lake views. Quiet location, lrg yard w/storage & basement workshop area. Covered parking. Will suit family long term. $1300 + util. 250-352-2127 NELSON: Perrier Rd. Small 2 bdrm. WD,F/S. NS/NP. Avail now $950/mo. 250-352-2439 NELSON: Waterfront Acreage Clean townhouse on the beach w/large country kitchen. 2bdrm, den & bath upstairs, kitchen & living room on main floor. lots of parking (cars, boats etc), detached storage building incl. Located 5 mins from town on Johnson Rd. $1500/mo + hydro, uses economical green geo heat Avail. Dec.1st 250-352-5679 Small 1 bdrm cabin w/beautiful lake view, close to town, lake & bus stop, NS/NP great place for mature single or couple. Recently reno’d $825. incl. electric. Ph 250-551-3336

Office/Retail Beautiful downtown professional /office building for lease, 601 Kootenay St. 825-9932 Nelson, downtown: 2 sunny offices, big reception area. $780/mo incl util + HST. Call Hans 250-354-4381/354-7949 NELSON Downtown: Small Office/Therapy room. $350 + HST, utilities incl 250-3544381/354-7949

Rooms for Rent Female Roommate Wanted: 6 mile, access to whole home, must love dogs, seniors welcome, drivers licence appreciated. $400/mo. 250-825-4569.

Suites, Lower

Cars - Sports & Imports 2005 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor AMG Sport Package, 5.5 litre V-8, 493 HP. Hardtop retractable roof, 31,000 km. Online auction now: Info: 250-952-5003

Recreational/Sale 17’ Travel Trailer sleeps 5, toilet, sink, propane stove, oven & heater, 3 way fridge, Very clean $1250 250-359-8280 Car Dolly: Rewired, wheels have been greased very recently. Works very well. Asking $799. Call 250-354-7471. Located in Nelson

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

Beautiful 2bdrm suite 7 miles west of Nelson in an exquisite nature setting. W/D NS/ND $785/mo 250-777-0185 NELSON 5mile: beach front suite w/own entry & kitchen NS/NP Avail until May $700/ mo + elec. 250-825-4236 NELSON Rosemont: Fully furnished studio suite w/own entrance. NS/NP, quiet/mature professional preferred. $650 incl. hydro. ref req’d 354-3994.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Nelson: spacious 1 bdrm suite available Nov 1st. $900/mo. NS/NP/WD/FS. 250-352-6975

Chuck Bennett Black Press 514 Hall Street, Nelson , B.C. V1L 1Z2 Canada Fax: (250) 352-1893

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NELSON 12mile: Waterfront furnished cabin for 1-2 people Avail. until July 2012 NS/NP $675 util. incl. 250-354-4779

Shaughnessy Apartments now accepting applications on 1 & 2 bdrm apts. NS/NP $645/mo ea + util. Quiet Adult bldg in Rosemont 352-0118

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

Black Press is looking for a part-time circulation administrator to work in our busy front ofÄce/circulation department. Duties include, but are not limited to circulation, front desk, telephones and general ofÄce duties. The person who Älls this position must be able to multi-task, be a quick learner, have excellent organizational skills and be able to work under pressure and deadlines. Must have a good command of the English language, possess good computer skills, and have a general understanding of accounting and payroll procedures. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. Please email resume (with references) and a cover letter to:

NELSON: Single adult male seeks accom. up to $600/mo inclusive. Responsible, quiet, clean, no partying or drinking. References Available! Contact Jason @ 250-777-1787 OR

NEWLY renovated Fairview 1BR basement suite, close to Selkirk College and transit. 400sf, private entrance, offstreet parking. N/S, N/P, references req’d. $700 incl. heat & hot water. 250-505-2001

Suites, Upper 1-2 bdrm main floor of heritage house. Carbonate St. Nelson hw floors, new paint, lrg yard, front deck, NS Avail. now $888/mo ind or $988 couple util. inc. 250-825-2246

Want to Rent NELSON: 49yr old male seeks room or shared accom. quiet, non partier w/handyman skills & good references contact Dave: 250-352-9876 NELSON: Affordable accom. for 18yr old female student. pls call 250-352-3956 message

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Columbia Basin Trust and City of Nelson Host Meeting

Learn more about the Treaty SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

The Columbia Basin Trust is hosting an information session about the Columbia River Treaty in Nelson on November 14. This session is hosted in partnership with local governments. “The information session will help people who live in the Canadian portion of the Columbia Basin better understand what the Treaty is, how it works and what considerations exist for the future,” said Neil Muth, Trust president and CEO. The meeting takes place at the Nelson District Rod and Gun Club at 801 Railway Street. The open house portion is between 2 and 7 p.m., there is a free dinner between 6 and 7 p.m. and a presentation between 7 and 9 p.m. The Treaty is an international agreement between Canada and the United States to coordinate flood control and optimize hydroelectric power generation on both sides of the border. Under the 1964 treaty, three dams were constructed in Canada, including Mica, Duncan and Hugh Keenleyside. A fourth dam, Libby, was constructed in Montana. Its reservoir, the Koocanusa, extends 67 kilometres into Canada. The treaty has no official expiry date, but has a minimum length of 60 years, which is met in September 2024. Either Canada or the United States can terminate many of the provisions of the agreement effective any time after September 2024, provided written notice is filed at least 10 years in advance (2014). While no decision has

been made by either Canada or the United States on the future of the current treaty, given the importance of the issues, and the approaching date of 2014, both countries are now conducting studies and exploring future options for the Treaty. “Our primary role with respect to the Treaty is to act as an information resource for Basin residents,” says Muth, adding that the Trust does not make decisions with respect to the treaty. “Consultation on the Treaty is a provincial responsibility.”

Working with the City of Nelson and the Regional District of Central Kootenay, the Trust is bringing experts on the treaty and international water management from across Canada to Nelson. “Having people with this much knowledge about the current treaty come to our community is an excellent opportunity for all of us to learn more,” says Deb Kozak, chair of the Treaty Local Governments’ Committee and Nelson city councillor. “This is a chance

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