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t was an early morning on the North Atlantic and the HMCS Guelph was being lashed by yet another storm. The ship was on escort duty, helping to protect merchant freighters sailing between Newfoundland and Londonderry, Northern Ireland from German U-boat attacks. The sea was notoriously rough.

As huge waves crashed against the ship, someone yelled: “We’ve got a man over!” Nelson’s Harry (Red) Wassick didn’t see it happen, but was close by on deck and dropped everything to help. He discovered he knew the crewmate in distress, who had been stationed on the pom pom gun, which could fire both across and at aircraft. Two men were always on watch at that position in case a U-boat showed up. The water was too choppy to launch a lifeboat, but at least it was light enough to see, and a

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rescue net was tossed over the side. As the ship maneuvered to locate his lost comrade, Wassick spotted him on top of the waves, trying to get closer. He wore a life preserver — a Mae West, they called it, after the busty movie

star — but Wassick could tell his crewmate was getting tired. “I’ve got to do something,” he thought. And the best thing, he decided, was to jump in. Not yet out of his teens, Wassick was in excellent shape — he’d played junior hockey in Trail and was a strong swimmer from summers in Kootenay Lake — but he was not tethered to anything as he plunged into the ocean. Ignoring the risk he was taking, Wassick latched on to his Story continues to ‘Germans’ on Page 16


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A new development at 2102 Creek Street created a lot of tension at Monday’s Nelson city council meeting. The residential housing project which would include 15 multi-family units has been in the works for many years. Frustrations emerged after councillor Kim Charlesworth voiced her opposition to the development. “That’s not where we want to be,” said Charlesworth, referring to development in Abbotsford. “That’s not how we want to be building. It doesn’t fit with our 2040 sustainability plan or our Active Transportation Plan. I don’t think we’re that desperate for housing for this now.” Mayor John Dooley responded by saying “I wish we’d told this guy this months ago.” Monday was the third reading of two bylaw amendments that would see the development move forward. “I disagree with that totally,” said Dooley. “We’re going to tell him now at this stage that we don’t want this project. We’re talking about people’s livelihood. There are carpenters and real estate agents that need this work.” Councillor Marg Stacey echoed Dooley’s statement by saying the lot is already zoned for people to live on.

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“The only plots left on this city are vertical. He’s looking for vertical plots to play with,” said Stacey. “We have to experiment with the small vertical house and the hillside stuff because, hello, we have hills. Everytime something comes up that they don’t like they say ‘traffic.’ It’s okay to live in that area and providing the walkways.” Councillor Robin Cherbo voiced his opposition to the development by stating his concerned about the increased traffic the new development would bring to the neighbourhood. Dooley continued to be frustrated with some coun-

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Candidates for the city’s upcoming municipal election tackled issues of sustainability on Wednesday night at an all-candidates forum at the United Church. The only candidate who did not attend was mayoral hopeful George Mercredi. The two-hour forum began with two minute introductions from all those in attendance. The time limit seemed to be a struggle for most as they rushed through their prepared speeches as quickly as possible. Many of the incumbents addressed plans and policies already introduced at council, such as the Sustainable Downtown and Waterfront Master Plan and the Low Carbon Path to 2040. Councillor Deb Kozak mentioned parks planning in her introduction which has become a theme since the recent upgrades to Lions Park emerged. Chickens, transit and the streetcar were issues addressed by councillor Robin Cherbo. Mayoral candidate Richard Rowberry, who originally decided to run in the election as theatrical tribute to John Houston (Nelson’s first mayor), said he’s now taking the election more seriously after members of the community approached him and said they would

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vote for him. In the question period, candidates responded to questions around sustainable growth and development, transit, farmers markets and backyard chickens and bees. Transit has become a controversial topic since council made changes to local service including the cancellation of Sunday buses. Mayor John Dooley said the most effective way to improve transit is to have more frequent trips, which means route changes. “I think transit is trying to be too many things to too many people,” said Dooley. Even though which candidate answered each question was decided at random, Charles Jeanes, who has been campaigning by promoting no growth, ended up answering most of the questions related to development and growth.

“I don’t think any growth is sustainable,” said Jeanes in response to a question about the Downtown and Waterfront Master Plan. “Hell no, we won’t grow.” Rowberry provided moments of comic relief throughout the forum. He was selected to answer a question about addressing light pollution and waste. “What’s wrong with being in the spotlight?” said Rowberry. All candidates were given the opportunity to answer a question about whether bees and chickens should be allowed in Nelson backyards. The candidates voted with a show of hands. The only ones who voted no to allowing them were Dooley, Rowberry, Bob Adams and Jeanes. Adams said it wasn’t fair to answer the question in

that way because he wants to see a report from city staff first. Candidates Dooley and Paula Kiss were given the opportunity to answer a question on how to encourage people to drive less. Dooley told moderator Chris Shepherd of In the Koots that it wasn’t the greatest question in the world, and said that according to some studies people are actually driving more. Kiss, who has attempted to lead by example by walking everywhere, said, “We need to make walking cool or riding the bus popular.” She said it’s all about marketing. The next all candidates forum will be next Tuesday at the Prestige Lakeside Resort starting at 7 p.m. There will also be a forum Wednesday at Central School at 7 p.m. See related story on Page 9

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Friday, November 11, 2011 Nelson Star

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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 race for Nelson’s mayor. Incumbent John Dooley is being challenged by Richard Rowberry and George Mercredi (the latter did not respond to our questions)...

Dooley says consistency a key motivator M y name is John Dooley. It has been an honour to serve as mayor of this wonderful community for the past six years and I am seeking your support for a third term. The following phrases describe me: • A proud Canadian, I emigrated to Canada from Ireland in 1967. • Educated as a tradesperson. • Married to Pat: We have three children and two grandchildren.

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At any given point there are many issues that arise. At this point the overall economic downturn could be one, the realignment of transit service could be one, and the loss of revenues from other levels of government could be another. This is by no means a full list. There will always be challenges

• A citizen of Nelson for 36 years. • A city councillor for six years and your mayor for six years. • A member of the Nelson Daybreak Rotary Club. • An elected member to the board of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. • Appointed to the Regional District of Central Kootenay board. • Hobbies include golf, fishing, hunting, and skiing. What is motivating me to

and areas that need attention. In my view we need to be constructive about how issues are tackled. There are some concepts and approaches that are key to tackling issues in a way which builds confidence and gets results. #1. Good planning and solid decision making. Using the four pillars of sustainability — cultural, economic, social and environmental.

seek a third term as mayor? I enjoy being mayor of Nelson. I am motivated by the confidence the people of Nelson place in me. There is lots left to do and I believe that having continuity in the mayor’s chair is important at this time. Worldwide, we are seeing economic and social challenges. I believe we have positioned ourselves well to move cautiously but confidently through these uncertain times, it is important to stay the course and see many of the

#2. Building relationships and partnerships that enhance our quality of life. #3. Ethical leadership. I believe that is vitally important to bring a style to leadership by being trustworthy, bringing core values to the table, and thinking of the greater good. While many decisions impact a group of people, it is important to

projects we have undertaken come to fruition and to tackle new things that appear on our horizon. Being mayor is not only my way of giving back to my community and Canada. The mayor is the steward of assets that set us apart as a community, assets such as our quality water system, protective services, Nelson Hydro, our many parks, and other assets developed by forward thinking, inspiring politicians. I want to continue to build on this legacy.

consider the overall impact of any decision on all citizens, both current and future. The mayor is one voice at the council table and I believe that my role is to facilitate the way issues are considered, using information provided by staff and through thoughtful listening. I believe that the approach outlined above is what good government is all about.

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have lived in or around Nelson since 1980 and for the past 14 years have created summer youth, school, and community theatre programming through The Nelson History Theatre Society while providing employment and training opportunities for local artists and young people seeking a career in the arts. I wanted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of John Houston’s death with a theatre

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#1. Community sustainability. John Houston dedicated his career to making Nelson a growing and prosperous community based on development of our resources. We no longer look to mining and lumber, but now have the potential to become a significant cultural and wilderness recreation tourism destination through our arts and heritage community and stunning all-seasons environment. There are many local businesses dependant on a steady flow of visitors. We also have many entrepreneurs who came for the lifestyle but work in the wider world via the Internet. We need to make Nelson even more attractive to them through the support of

project and wondered how his vision and leadership qualities would relate to Nelson today. It soon became apparent that Houston’s drive to make Nelson a prosperous and growing community through developing our local resources was as much needed today as during his years as our first mayor. I decided to actually run for office to experience the process and apply Houston’s principles to our community’s

youth and cultural services. Also, seniors living here or retiring here need assurance of good health services, transit, and reasonable property taxes. Community sustainability means housing for young families, care for seniors, employment opportunities, restrained spending, as well as environmental practices which will make Nelson a model for small communities across the province. #2. A Citizens’ Forum. Nelson enjoys a wide variety of opinions about how “they” should do things. A vocal few have the mobility, the time and willingness to express those opinions; many rarely get engaged — either through apathy or a sense that it won’t do any good; and others like things as they are, vote every

current issues — a stagnating local economy, the need for an expanding tax base, housing and employment for young families, services for seniors, and adequate health care. Since announcing my candidacy, I have received many expressions of support from voters who have become dissatisfied with what they consider a lack of leadership and vision during John Dooley’s

three years and let it go at that. They all have valid points of view — all need a forum in which to express them. I would like to get together with wiser heads than mine to develop a series of mechanisms to facilitate communication and consultation among council, city administration, issue stakeholders, community experts, and those who would appreciate the perspectives of others. I envision a combination of public meetings, on-line discussion groups, social media sites, all co-ordinated through the city’s website. Important issues for discussion: housing, health care, spending priorities, greening our city, and….. #3. Earning a Living. We have no big industrial tax base. Nelson Hydro is its biggest money maker (started by John

tenure in office. They feel that a change is warranted and that city council as a whole would benefit from someone willing to provide energy and leadership to their initiatives rather than to follow reluctantly behind. As a theatre entrepreneur, I am frugal beyond belief and very good at asking other people to get involved — for the good of the community and just for the fun of it.

Houston, by the way!) and the White Building brings in a tidy sum too — an accomplishment of the Elliott administration and opposed by then-councillor Dooley. Our local resources are arts, culture, heritage, and wilderness recreation. The city needs to take an entrepreneurial approach to developing them in consultation with stakeholders. We need sustained promotion and the co-ordination of activities through the highly underused and grossly underfunded Cultural Development Commission eventually leading to a series of festivals featuring artisans, performing and fine artists and wilderness experiences. If developed by the city it would lead to direct revenue on top of income for our businesses. This will generate tax revenue which will in turn take the burden off property owners.


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Lakeview FURNITURE There are three candidates vying for two Nelson trustee positions at the Kootenay Lake School District board table. Curtis Bendig is taking on incumbents Bill Maslechko and Bob Wright (see profile on Page 8)

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rained as a teacher, Curtis Bendig is hoping to bring a fresh voice and new perspective to the school board. Bendig is committed to encouraging innovation within the school

district and supports the continued expansion and integration of alternative methods of teaching and learning. “The challenges students face today are very different from a generation ago,” Bendig says. “It is important that the public education system is open to change.” Professionally, Bendig has worked to improve the education system, prioritizing the needs of both teachers and learners as a councillor of the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation. Teaching has led him to

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#1. Innovation. Education needs to evolve, to continue to meet the changing needs of our students. In order to evolve, it needs to be open to and infused with new ideas. Bendig supports the continued expansion and integration of alternative methods teaching and learning. The world is changing at an incredible rate, and the expectations and challenges that students face when they leave school are changing just as fast. No one student learns in the same way as another; each has a distinct learning style and distinct needs, and the “four walls and a chalkboard” method is not for everyone. Kootenay Lake School District already has some amazing programs and

new experiences in Japan and Ottawa where Bendig had the opportunity to learn firsthand about the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to education. Curtis’ experiences are not limited to education. Working in the retail, business and financial services industries have given him an in-depth understanding of the workforce young graduates are entering. An active community member, Bendig currently sits on the board of directors of the Kootenay Carshare Coop, runs his own business,

initiatives including the Distance Education School of the Kootenays (DESK), the Atlas Program and Wildflower School. These programs are great examples of schools evolving to meet the needs of students, Curtis would like to see these and other equally innovative programs encouraged and supported. #2. Sustainability. The school district needs to remain both fiscally and environmentally sustainable. Building a sustainable future will be one of the greatest challenges for the current generation of students. Bendig supports a public education system that both exhibits and promotes responsible environmental stewardship. He believes in a fiscally responsible public education system that meets the needs of today’s learners while

SeaBend Health Products, and works as the branch ambassador at the local CIBC. In 2007, Curtis and his fiancé Tessa moved to Nelson and quickly fell in love with the Kootenays. The amazing opportunities for outdoor recreation and unique sense of community make Nelson home. They are now looking to the future, and planning a Kootenay wedding next summer. Bendig aims to harness his passion for education to make a positive impact on current and future generations of students.

anticipating the needs of those to come. The school district must make fiscally responsible decisions that do not compromise future budgets in the name of current spending.

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#3. Community. Curtis believes that communities should be involved in shaping the direction of public education in their area. The Kootenays are home to many talented and creative people with vast reserves of knowledge and diverse opinions. Bendig plans to work with families to improve public education for their children. A strong public education system is incredibly important to the economic and cultural well being of a community. Curtis will push for better funding for public education from all levels of government to keep our city economically and culturally vibrant.

Maslechko’s lifetime of learning School District #8. While many of you I know, for those who don’t know me, I want to give a quick overview of who I am. I am Bill Maslechko. My family and I have been residents of Nelson since 1977. Our children are all graduates of L.V. Rogers and presently we have three grandchildren in the system in Nelson in grades 4, 9, and 11 and a daughter who teaches at Rosemont. Prior to our retirement, my wife Lecia taught in the district completing her career at Mt. Sentinel and

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I was superintendent of schools from 1977 through 1994. My career covered the full spectrum: teacher, vice-principal, principal and superintendent. We are a family of the community, a family closely tied to the world of education and know that a good education is the key to opening the door of opportunity for every child. That is why equality of opportunity for every child to acquire this education is critical and needs to be our focus. I believe that my back-

ground in teaching, school administration and being at the board table for 20 years as superintendent of schools has prepared me well to be your trustee. As well, I have just completed my second term in that capacity. I have been involved in a variety of decisions that I believe are taking the district in a positive direction. I hope that that is your belief as well and that I will have your support on November 19. Maslechko’s Issues on Page 9

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Editorial

Time to end the occupation

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new chapter in the Occupy Nelson camp is about to be written, but it’s still unclear what tone it will take. Since the local movement to support the massive occupation of Wall Street began in Nelson on October 15, those at the core of the camp have remained committed. For the last month the signs and blue tarps in front of City Hall have become part of the autumn landscape. All sides are to be commended for the way the last month has played out. For the most part, the campers have been respectful to public property and those who use the White Building. The city has been accommodating and kept the dialogue open while this movement runs its course. The police have been professional and patient with the people, even when the odd hint of trouble has arisen. When you look around the province and the world at similar encampments, we should be thankful for the tone at the Nelson occupation. That said, it’s time for the occupation to end. Mayor John Dooley was right when he said the effort in front of City Hall has lost its focus. If the camp resumes after the Remembrance Day ceremony, there will be nothing to gain. In fact, there might be much to lose. If the goal of the occupation movement worldwide is to shine the spotlight on how bad the banking system in the United States has failed the masses and how corporate greed needs to be bought in check, the message has sunk in. Not many would argue that the direction we were headed has horrible flaws. The large majority understand it and a continued presence is not required to hammer the point home. If the camp returns, occupiers run the risk that those they have converted will get tired of the message and annoyed by the scene. It’s time for those at the core of the movement to take their fight within the system. Real change comes from getting involved in local boards, local organizations and local politics. Fight the good fight and change will happen. It may not be immediate, but it will happen. Tarps and tents will not make the world a better place in the long run. The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the BC Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to bcpresscouncil.org

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e will not build two (nuclear) bombs in the face of (America’s) 20,000,” said Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in response to an International Atomic Energy Agency report this week that accuses Iran of doing just that. He called Yukiya Amano, the head of the IAEA, a US puppet, saying: “This person does not publish a report about America and its allies’ nuclear arsenals.” Well, that’s true, actually. Amano will never publish a report about America’s nuclear weapons (only 5,133 of them now, actually). He hasn’t said anything about Israel’s, Britain’s and France’s weapons of mass destruction either. And his report is largely based on information fed to him by Western intelligence agencies. But apart from that, Amano is as impartial and free from US influence as you would expect a career Japanese diplomat to be. Only cynical people will see any resemblance to Colin Powell’s performance at the United Nations in 2003, when the US defense secretary held up a test tube and assured us all that Iraq really was working on germ warfare. Iraq was allegedly working on nuclear weapons, too: former President George Bush’s famous “smoking gun,” which also subsequently went missing. And on the basis of this “intelligence” about Iraq’s “weapons of mass destruction,” the United States and its more gullible allies invaded the country. Hundreds of thousands died, no weapons were found, and nothing was learned. Here we go again. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. The same intelligence agencies are producing the same sort of reports about Iran that we heard eight years ago about Iraq’s nuclear ambitions, and interpreting the information in the same highly prejudiced way. Many people in the West realize that they are being hustled into yet another attack on a Middle Eastern country, but they don’t really worry about it too much. After all, it will

only be air strikes, and we all know that an air-only war is practically casualty-free for the side with air superiority. Look at Libya, for example. But how many citizens of the United States or Britain know that Iran has ten times as many people as Libya? Maybe one in ten, maybe one in 20. How many know that Iran is a partially democratic, technologically proficient state with no history of attacking its neighbours, not a tinpot dictatorship run by a vicious loon? About the same number. How many realize that the war would not end with a few days of air strikes? Practically none.

The interesting exception to all this is Israel, where people do know those things, and where there is a vigorous debate about whether attacking Iran is a good idea. A lot think it is not, and that also goes for both of Israel’s intelligence agencies, Mossad and Shin Bet. Meir Dagan, the recently retired head of Mossad, said last January that an attack on Iran was “the stupidest idea” he had ever heard. So Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak, who do both want to attack Iran (or rather, have the United States do it for them), have gone public. If the Western powers don’t act at once, they warn, then Iran will get nuclear weapons and Armageddon will be just around the corner. There are two things wrong with this proposition. One is the evidence. If you believe it all, it shows that Iran wants the knowledge and equipment that would let it build a nuclear weapon very quickly if necessary: an Israeli nuclear threat, a military coup in nuclear-armed

Pakistan that brings young Shiahating officers to power, whatever. The evidence does NOT show that Iran is actually building a nuclear weapon now, or has any present intention of doing so. And having the knowledge and equipment that would let you do so fast in an emergency is entirely legal under IAEA rules. The other problem with the accusations against Iran is the logic behind them. Building a nuclear weapon now would be extremely costly for Iran in terms of economic sanctions, global diplomatic isolation and the like if it became known. But it would be completely pointless from a deterrence point of view if it remained secret. Deterrence is the only logical reason that Iran would ever want nuclear weapons, since it would be suicidal for it to attack anybody with them. As Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pointed out (above), it would have at the most a few nuclear warheads. The United States has thousands of them, Israel has hundreds of them, and even Pakistan has dozens. If Iran’s leaders were completely logical in their thinking, they wouldn’t waste a minute thinking about nuclear deterrence. They’d just rely on the fact that their military can completely shut the Gulf to oil traffic and bring the global economy to its knees if anybody attacks them. However, they are still a lot more rational than their Western counterparts — or at least than their Western counterparts can afford to seem in public. You heard about that recent exchange between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and US President Barack Obama that went out on an open microphone? Sarko said “I can’t stand (Netanyahu) any more. He’s a liar.” And Obama replied: “YOU’RE sick of him? I have to deal with him every day.” What about? One gets you ten that it’s about bombing Iran. Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries


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Letters to the Editor

Wayne Germaine Serving Nelson & Area Since 1987.

Candidates fail businesses

I read with interest the top three issues spelled out by the eight candidates running for Nelson city council in the upcoming municipal election. While they all have issues which warrant merit, not a single one of the candidates mentioned local business. Now, this is not at all surprising to those of us who run local businesses and/or own commercial property in Nelson. We are a perpetual afterthought so distant that we don’t even register on the radar screen at City Hall. For the record, local businesses employ your sons and daughters and provide them with training and support during their first real jobs. We sponsor every youth and adult sports team in town. Each and every charity and community group which walk through our doors come away with gift certificates, swag or cash donations. Who steps up whenever a fundraiser needs support? Local business, that’s who. And what support do we get

from City Hall? We get to pay disproportionately high property taxes and hydro rates. And the water and sewer rates charged to the business sector border on

“Who do these candidates think is going to pay for their grandiose plans? Local business, of course”

highway robbery. Why, you ask? It’s simple. Local business doesn’t have any representation at City Hall. So, here we are heading into another election and not a single candidate deems it worthy to consider the needs of local business. Local business is so far down the list of importance for these candidates that beautiful covered walkways and community composting are priorities where local business doesn’t

even warrant a mention. Who do these candidates think is going to pay for their grandiose plans? Local business, of course. I trust the current crop of candidates don’t consider local business to be a bottomless pit of cash to be endlessly mined, because if so, they are sadly mistaken. If you continue to bleed dry the business sector, then those Occupy Nelson folks in front of City Hall better move over because they are going to have lots of company from local business owners and their employees. These are challenging economic times. Nelson needs a local government which will foster economic development in all sectors of the economy including community and social issues, real estate, arts and culture, sports, and business. Which candidate(s) will step up and champion local business for the benefit of the entire Nelson community now and in the future? Paul Osak Nelson

Getting the numbers straight on Area E taxation I believe John Vanden Heuvel’s confusion comes from his use of his overall tax bill (“Smienk’s numbers don’t add up,” November 4). This includes school tax, provincial rural property tax, police tax, etc. and may change annually depending on assessment changes, and

many other factors. All of my numbers clearly focus on the Regional District of Central Kootenay overall annual total requisition for all of Area E, starting in 2008 which is the last year I as the previous director voted on. This clearly shows an average 38 per cent increase over

HUGS. To our awesome dedicated bus drivers. Thanks for all the safe driving. We, as transit users, want you to know that we appreciate all of you. SLUGS. To people who have no patience and then hurt someone because of it. If you hit a parked car, you are at fault! SLUGS. To the people who dump their garage sale left-overs at our community mailboxes and leave the junk there for someone else to take to the landfill. Putting it at the bottom of YOUR OWN driveway is fine, but the broken toilet crossed the line! Let’s keep Blewett beautiful! HUGS. To our Baker Street businesses. I spent a lovely, sunny Saturday afternoon

2008. I believe this number would be even higher if the depletion of reserve funds were included. The source of the numbers I used are provided directly from the chief financial officer of the RDCK. Josh Smienk Area E Candidate

shopping with my daughter on Baker Street — visiting some great shops, drinking great coffee and sampling yummy treats. We are truly fortunate to have such a vibrant downtown. Thank you for such an enjoyable experience. HUGS. To the guy in the green coat riding his bike and using his hand signals... this driver loves being able to see you and where you are going! SLUGS. To those shoppers who use local business to ‘test out’ the purchases they plan to make out of town. HUGS. To my boss who has to put up with all of our flakey would-be employees. No more Buddy Holly look-alikes.

If you have a Hug or a Slug... we’d like to hear it. Simply email us at editor@nelsonstar.com with your short quips, compliments or complaints. We will print the anonymous submissions for all to see. Be honest, but all we ask is you keep it tasteful. You can also drop by a written submission to our ofces at 514 Hall Street.

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THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON VOLUNTEER POSITION VACANCIES

The City currently has vacancies for City residents and electors on the following Commissions, Committees and Boards. If you are interested in the community and the direction the City of Nelson takes for the future, we are looking for your volunteer assistance. 1. Visit the City’s website at www.nelson.ca for detailed information. 2. Download the application form stating the Committee you wish to be considered for. 3. Submit your application and resume by 4:30 p.m. on Friday December 16, 2011, to Nelson City Council, Ofce of the Mayor Suite 101, 310 Ward Street Nelson, BC V1L 5S4 Email to volunteers@nelson.ca Fax to (250) 352-2131 Advisory Planning Commission – 4 vacancies This Commission deals with land use planning issues and other related items referred by City Council. Community Heritage Commission – 6 vacancies This Commission deals with issues relative to Nelson’s Heritage preservation and related items referred by City Council. Nelson & District Youth Advisory Committee – 4 vacancies This Advisory Committee supports the Nelson and District Youth Centre (NDYC) staff and youth through transitional times. The NDYC supports youth leadership through its services and programming which includes a drop in youth centre, indoor skate park and a Youth Employment Resource Centre. Board of Variance – 3 vacancies The Board of Variance is an independent body that hears appeals for relaxation of zoning regulations, extension of non-conforming uses, relaxation of servicing requirements, reconstruction of non-conforming uses and relaxation of tree protection requirements. The Board primarily deals with requests for minor variances to the City of Nelson Zoning Bylaw regarding siting, size and dimensions of buildings where compliance would cause an undue hardship.


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In 1988 I took a full time job with Slocan Forest Products. After leaving the forest sector in 2002 I started a tourism business. Currently employed by Kootenay Career Development Society charged with their targeted wage subsidy program. More important than my work career is my volunteer career and commitment to this community. Dating back to my high school days coaching Nancy Green Ski Racers I learned that if you want things to happen you need to get involved. In the ‘80s I helped with Nelson’s Sno-Fest for two years. One of its legacies is the murals on Vernon Street. After Sno-Fest and being a director on the Chamber of

TOP 3 ISSUES

#1. Replacement of Trafalgar. Trafalgar is an old outdated facility that is high on the replacement list with the provincial government. The school board along with the city need to ensure that it stays front and center on the governments list of projects that need to be completed. #2. Advocate for the children and families that fall through the cracks in our society

Commerce for a short time I got involved with Community Futures in the early 1990s (currently sit as chair). Also chair of the Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership and past chair of the Provincial Association of Community Futures The highlight of my life though is my family. Teresa and twins Tia and Tyler. It is my children and their friends that brought me into public life and the school board. Recently graduated, both have gone on to further education. Seeing them through the public school system and seeing the kids that are struggling with education is what is motivating me to run for a third term as school trustee.

while ensuring that we continue to be not only a provincial leader but a world leader in all aspects of education. Our school district with many thanks to all the staff that work hard has made this one of the top education centers in the province and the world. It is with this dedicated staff and partners that we will ensure that all children have the opportunity to reach there highest potential in life. #3. Continue responsible fiscal management. Since I was elected we have had a balanced budget every year.

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Municipal election candidates got their feet wet Tuesday at the first allcandidates forum but the format was a little different than usual. Members of the community had the opportunity to sit down one-onone across from 10 candidates for three minutes as part of Speed Candidating. “I was a little bit nervous but as soon as the first person sat across from me I was like ‘Oh no, this is going to be great,’� said candidate Candice Batycki. “It’s actually way better than dating, I think.�

TOP 3 ISSUES Bill Maslechko

#1. When asked to identify three key issues that the board is or will be facing I find identifying the first one easy. It just stands out for me. It is the budget. I need to say outright, and I’ve said it before, that I believe that the education system is underfunded. And, the underfunding leads to many of the other issues that the district faces. A second part of the budget issue is that of predictability — we are never really quite sure of the funding we are going to receive as we build for the coming year. While the variance may not be that great, when you are working on an extremely tight budget any downward movement is major. As a board member I make the budget a major focus. I am one of the voices for detail and clarity of spending and

This is Batycki’s first municipal election and she’s hoping to win a seat at the council table. “It’s different from the typical allcandidates forum because there is a bit more onus on the person sitting down across from you as well to ask good questions,� she said. “I talked to two people about transit, another man educated me about Red Sands and area I. All of these are issues that I’m aware of and are important to me but it was good to have some face time with the people who were advocating for these really important issues.� Members of the public were given three minutes to sit down with the

candidates and ask questions, raise issues and just connect with the candidate on a more personal level. “I’m going away and I’m voting tomorrow in the early polls and I wanted to hear what the candidates had to say about their platform for the next term on council if they get elected,� said Danna Grevy who came to the Candidating. It was the first time that Grevy had participated in an all-candidates forum and said she came away feeling more equipped to vote. “I like being one-on-one and they can talk to me like a person instead of just being in a crowd at council meetings, instead of watching what they do at council meetings,� she said.

was a proponent for our open budget building process now in place. While I believe that we are underfunded I also believe in proper management of the funds we have.

year we experienced an unexpected increase in the number of students wishing to enrol in the French immersion program. Our process for determining entry into the program came under serious question. This needs attention. As well a process for entry at the Grade 7 level for students moving up from the early French immersion program needs to be put in place. We are also in a stage now of what I would call a stalled process in contract negotiations between our teachers and the board’s agency. This is going to require care, attention and support. There are many issues and I could go on and on but the most important things are the students in our schools and the staff that deliver the variety of services that make their educational experience a success. That requires our continued focus. Issues will always be there.

#2. My second issue might be best described as a need to complete a process that was begun some time ago. This item affects Nelson and the Nelson catchment area specifically. As many of you are aware some time ago the board, because of declining enrolment commenced on a process of school closures and school reconfigurations. One of the key steps in this undertaking was a new Trafalgar Elementary Middle School which is yet to happen. This, to me, is an item that requires our continued attention. #3. Last but not least I want to identify two other very critical areas that need immediate review. This

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STUDENT ART ON DISPLAY

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11

The art of eight Grade 12 students from L.V. Rogers high school will Max and Irma’s restaurant will now have live music Fridays and Satbe on display at the Nelson Public Library. Come in to the TeenScene urdays between 6 and 9 p.m. featuring Rylan Kewen and Nikko Forssection and have a look at these fabulous artists work. These pieces berg. will be up till December.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

KARAOKE FUNDRAISER

NELSON’S HERITAGE HOTEL SINCE 1898

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.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Nov. 16th - KRS-ONE Hip Hop Legend

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.

Nov. 17th Organic Mechanic w/B-Ron Free Show

REEL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL

Nov. 11th - Subvert & Fat Pat with PK Sound Nov. 12th - Five Alarm Funk with Lint

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 (Brooklyn, NYC) with Ghostwhip vs. Fluxo Nov. 27th - K-OS with full band Dec. 1st - Emotionz Free Show 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 Travellers

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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 rosslandcac.com. 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 ReelYouth.ca or rosslandcac.com.

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 welcome. Anne DeGrace will be at Otter Books from 1 to 3 p.m. signing copies of her latest book. Flying With Amelia chronicles the dreams and struggles of a cast of unforgettable characters through more than hundred years of Canadian history. Since a little over a year ago, Robert Hargreaves and Tobias Jenny have met each Monday afternoon to play music together in a performance 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. 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.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Put on your dancing shoes. Every Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Central school gym (use Mill Street entrance) Scottish dancers meet. Beginners are welcome. For more information contact Kathy at 250-3597545, June at 250-352-1836, or Beverly at 250-352-7850.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Chen tai chi, chi gong and broad sword classes every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Central School Gym. For Nelson Eagles ladies auxiliary is holding their annual borscht lunch more information contact Chris Gibson at 250-505-4562. 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. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 There will be borscht, bread, apple pie and ice cream and a beverage Interested in playing table tennis? Every Wednesday at Blewett elfor $7. If you really like the borscht you can by a litre for $8. All pro- ementary school players meet for fun and competitive matches. ceeds will go to the West Kootenay Women’s Association, the Nelson 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. Community Services Centre and the Nelson Food Cupboard.

BORSCHT AND BAKING

LAST CHANCE FOR LUCAS MYERS’ DECK

Lucas Myers will be presenting his one person show DECK: How I Instigated then Overcame an Existential Crisis Through Home Improvement at the Silverton Art Gallery on Friday, November 18 and at the Ymir Hall on November 26. All show times are 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available in advance for $10 in Silverton at the Cup and Saucer, and for the Ymir show at the Ymir Store and Eddy Music in Nelson. This will be the last opportunity to see this darkly hilarious take on the semi-urban small town milieu in the Kootenays before Lucas takes it on the road in the new year. WARNING: PHYSICS, PARTIAL NUDITY, POWER TOOLS. For more details go to pilotcopilot.com.

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 war for a free and just society. We also remember the Holocaust, and the misery and injustice that results when a sector of society is deprived of their human rights, when we make discriminatory distinctions. As part of Respect Human Life Week, a candlelight vigil will 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 miscarriage.

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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.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17

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.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Join the First Baptist Church for the 18th annual wild ‘n’ tame dinner at First Baptist Church, 611 Fifth Street. This evening is hosted by the men’s group and the proceeds go to various outreach initiatives. For those with less adventurous tastes there will be turkey and salmon on the menu in addition to the wild game. Tickets are $12 per person or $35 per family and are available at the church. Dinner is served at 5:31 p.m.

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 • 2hvgrant@gmail.com


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Spiritbar

The Royal

The Capitol Theatre

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Saturday, November 12

Saturday, November 12

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

Five Alarm Funk

Datura

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. 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.

Join The Royal for a CD release party. Evolutionary Regression, Datura’s latest album is out and we are celebrating with a heavy night of music. Datura are the West Kootenay’s groove metal band. Formed in 2002 in the small town of Riondel the founding members began by covering a vast repertoire in the likes of Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Slayer, Death, and even Opeth. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

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Sunday, November 13

As part of our live At the Capitol Theatre series, we are proud to announce that the incredibly talented Judy Collins will be coming to Nelson. This will be an very special show with a Judy Collins genuine folk icon. Judy Collins is a Grammy winning artist, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Showtime is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 and are available through the Capitol Theatre box office or by phone at 250-352-6363.

Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill Kris Lawrence Parker, better known by his stage name KRS-One, is an American MC and producer. Over his career, he has been known by several pseudonyms including Kris Parker, The Blastmaster, The Teacha and The Philosopher. At the 2008 BET Awards, KRS-One was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for all his work and effort towards the Stop the Violence Movement as well as the overall pioneering of hip-hop music and culture. He is often referred to as one of the greatest MCs of all time. Doors open at 10 p.m. For ticket information contact the Hume Hotel.

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The Nelson Arts and Heritage Festival and Runaway Moon Theatre Company present Dream: An adult play for actors and puppets, based on a Mexican folk tale. Dream was created and will be performed by Cathy Stubbington and Zompopo Flores who presented last years The World Is Upside Down at the TNT Playhouse. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students at the door. The play starts at 8 p.m.

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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.

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 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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It is that time of year again, that time in November when we celebrate Canadian music. Canada Music Week was initiated in 1960 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association. It was decided that Canada Music Week would be observed the last full week of November to coincide with the feast of Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music. The aims of Canada Music Week are: • To bring to the attention of the public, through various means, the importance of Canadian music. • To support composers and performers of Canadian music. • To introduce contemporary music to young Canadians and stimulate a keener appreciation and understanding of this music. • To encourage music

educators to widen their knowledge and experience of Canadian works. Thousands of Canadians experience Canada Music Week festivities each year in their communities. This year the Nelson Branch of the

Registered Music Teachers have a full day planned for November 19. The day will begin with a mini festival of Canadian music to be facilitated by Arne SahlĂŠn. SahlĂŠn is a pianist, teacher and clinician, and has adjudicated piano and composition since 1982. He performs and teaches internationally, and has appeared in character as

composer Johannes Brahms. He was co-director of Victoria Piano Summer School for 26 years, where he developed a major jazz and ragtime festival. SahlÊn has served since 1992 as a visiting professor at Cambodia’s Royal University of Fine Arts. He promotes Canadian music in Canada and abroad, writes regularly for music magazines, and composes in classical, ragtime and other styles. Nelson’s Canada Music Week activities will take place at the Evangelical Covenant Church. The mini festival will run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In the afternoon Sahlen will lead a workshop in jazz, ragtime and blues for teachers and interested students at 2:30 p.m. The final event of the day will be an evening concert with performers chosen from the morning festival. The audience will also be treated to a performance by Arne Sahlen. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and admission is by donation.

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Move: the company recently premiered its newest work, Allemande at New York

City’s Joyce Soho theatre. Allemande is presented by the Capitol Season Series on Saturday, November 19 at 8 p.m. The following review is from Backstage writer Lisa Jo Sagolla, one of NYC’s leading performing arts online publications. “Josh Beamish is a Canadian dance artist whose work deserves much greater and more widespread recognition in the US than it has yet received. Not only is Beamish an inspired choreographer, but he founded and directs a sterling seven-member company with which he performs — brilliantly! — also using it to

present new works by other outstanding Canadian dance makers. “In Allemande, one of the most gratifying evenings of dance presented on New York’s downtown arts scene this season, Beamish’s Western

busy work built of small, precise ballet-based actions, seasoned with a sharp contemporary aesthetic. Beamish’s choreographic talent lies in how he is able to make

Canada–based troupe, Move: The Company, performed American premieres of pieces by Simone Orlando, Lara Barclay, and Matjash Mrozewski and the world premiere of Beamish’s enthralling sextet Allemande. “Constructed largely of duets, which shift in mood and design as a third party assertively enters the space and prompts the exit of one of the original two dancers, Allemande is a brisk,

series of fast, disparate isolations flow together into logically connected phrases that add up to larger and profoundly expressive

Move: the company is coming to the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, November 19

movement statements. “And while in other contexts this sleek, technical style of contemporary dance is often executed with a detached quality, Beamish’s dancers

perform with passion and relate to one another in an almost haughty manner, lending an interesting emotionality to an already intriguing dance. The work’s most emotionally captivating interpreter is Cai Glover, who also brings astute sensitivity to his performance in Caught Excerpt, Barclay’s intricate, touching depiction of a couple struggling with how best to unite their individual energies

and impulses. “Set to a poignant assemblage of Johnny Cash recordings, Orlando’s Studies of Cash employs heartrending video footage (by Lynne Spencer), a comic karaoke scene that leavens the sadness, and a marvelous choreographic fusion of raw athleticism, folk-dance elements, and classical lyricism to portray the grim sentiments associated with Cash’s music

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Stories of the honour roll Local historian Greg Scott holds a list of 222 Anglican church members who fought in World War I. It was among the most unique items in a recently opened time capsule.

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mong the most intriguing items in the recently-opened Anglican church hall time capsule was an honour roll listing 222 church members who enlisted in World War I. Entitled Whose Debtors We Are, the small card gives surnames and first initials, along with red crosses next to those who were killed, and notations for those who received military medals and crosses. Church historian Greg Scott sent the names to Sylvia Crooks, chronicler of Nelson’s wartime history, who created mini-biographies of each. Although she came up blank on 28 of them, she found at least basic information on the rest. In 2005, Crooks published Homefront and Battlefront: Nelson BC in World War II, which profiled every local man killed in that war. For the local archives she also compiled two loose-leaf binders detailing those who died in World War I — in all, some 400 pages — and referred to that information. “Some of it I had at my fingertips,” she says. “Certainly any of the men who were killed in the war, because I’d already done those volumes for the archives. Some of the others I didn’t go far afield. There’s a lot more I could find, I’m sure, if I went after it.” Among those on the list:

z Capt. Cyril E. (Buster) Armbrister, who received the Military Medal for “conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in operations.” Just before the war ended, “with the greatest courage [he] rushed across the front in full view of the enemy guns, [and] gained

William Garland Foster is among the soldiers on the list.

a small bank from which he bombed the enemy’s only means of escape.” After the war, he became a Hollywood radio and film writer and director. z Pte. Percival Charles Bland of the 27th Battalion CEF, an accountant at the Hudson Bay Company, who was reported missing at the Somme in 1916. His commanding officer wrote: “He was loved by all the officers of his platoon, and all men thought so much of him throughout his regiment.”

z Capt. William Garland Foster, former editor and manager of the Nelson Daily News. He already had military training in Ottawa and went overseas as quartermaster of the 54th Battalion. Shortly before the war ended, he was injured in the Battle of Cambrai and later died, age 39. His wife, Annie Garland Foster — profiled in Frances Welwood’s new book, Passing Through Missing Pages — served overseas as a nurse, but had returned to Canada by the time of his death. z James Hurst, a Boer War veteran who worked as a deckhand and purser on the Kootenay Lake sternwheelers. Captured after a gas attack at Ypres in 1915, he spent the rest of the war in a German prison camp. He returned home to Crawford Bay and his job on the steamers. He was also an organist and choirmaster for the church, leading Christmas carolers around town. z Three nursing sisters, including Jessie Robina Gilchrist, who enlisted with the army medical corps in 1917. Lots of prominent Kootenay family names are also on the list, including Attree, Grizzelle, Horswill, and Mawdsley. Crooks says she gathered the information simply because she thought the church might like a more detailed record of the people and stories attached to each name. Story continues to Page 15


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Remembrance Day L.V. Rogers Unveils New Memorial in School’s Walk of Fame

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pre-Remembrance Day ceremony at L.V. Rogers Secondary yesterday included the unveiling of a piece of artwork listing every Nelson high school student killed in the two World Wars. The framed poster, created by a Grade 12 student and sponsored by the grad class of 1954, contains 47 names — 11 from the First World War and 36 from the Second — and will hang on the school’s Wall of Fame. Its genesis began a few years ago when historian Sylvia Crooks — a member of the class of ‘54 — noticed a plaque in the school that honoured former students killed at war contained many errors and omissions. She sent the school a complete list based on her own research, and they invited her to take part in their November 11 ceremonies by reading out the names and meeting with a couple of classes. She further suggested an

Grade 12 L.V. Rogers student Melissa Thompson has created an updated memorial to Nelson high school students killed in the two World Wars.

updated memorial be created by a student — at their 50th year reunion, Crooks’ grad class donated money to the school to update its Wall of Fame, which recognizes distinguished alumni. The project finally came together early this year. “I went to my art teacher and said ‘I need a kid who’s brilliant, talented, interested in something like this,

Continued from Page 14 “I got interested in some of the men who were in the war but survived,” she says. “I thought I’d like to try to get a picture of all those who went off, not just the ones who were killed.”

and here are the parameters,’” says vice-principal Tim Mushumanksi. “Luba Hall said instantly ‘I know exactly who.’” Melissa Thompson, 17, was tapped because she had already created some military-themed artwork. Her father’s uncle Eric fought in World War II, and although she didn’t know him, she knew about his exploits

Greg Scott says he’s amazed at how much Crooks came up with in a short time: “I was looking at doing it down the line, but thought it would be a lot of work.” He’s looking forward to writing his

as a medic. Thompson created a rough sketch, with poppies in one corner and portraits of some of the students-turned-soldiers in another, as depicted in Crooks’ book, Homefront and Battlefront: Nelson, BC in World War II. Then she started on the real thing, using liquid acrylic for the imagery and a calligraphic pen for the names. “It took three weeks to do, probably a couple of hours a night,” Thompson says. “I didn’t think it would be that big a project when I started.” She’s happy how it turned out. The names appear under the title The Fallen Heroes of L.V. Rogers Secondary School (although technically it was still Nelson High School when they attended). Crooks is delighted with the outcome. “I’m pleased the high school’s gone ahead with the new memorial plaque and the job this young student has done,” she says.

own story within the next year to appear on the 54th Battalion website. In the meantime, many of those named are pictured on the site, at 54thbattalioncef.ca. The card itself is currently on display at Touchstones.

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Continued from Page 1 fellow sailor, only for the ship to lurch and pull them both down. The other man — a “big, powerful guy” — resurfaced and got one hand on the net, while Wassick held him from the other side. By now, another crew member joined them in the water and together they hauled the exhausted man to safety. Reflecting on the dramatic rescue today, Wassick chuckles that once the fellow recovered, they worked sideby-side in the ship’s galley. “It worked out pretty good,” he says. “We had another cook aboard, but he ended up with some problem. I needed somebody, so the skipper said well, you brought this guy out, so he’s going to work with you. I said good deal!” The man’s name was Williams and he was from Port Arthur, Ontario, but Wassick can’t remember his first name and doesn’t know what happened to him after the war. While that incident had a happy ending, not all of Wassick’s shipmates were as lucky — others were swept overboard never to be seen again. In fact, he says, the weather

was far more formidable during his Navy service than the enemy, which he never saw firsthand. “It wasn’t the U-boats that did damage,” he says. “It was Mother Nature.” Once, the night watch told him, a torpedo was fired at them, “but I guess we were lucky. There was not much more said about it.”

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assick enlisted in 1942 when he was 17. The Hall Siding native spent the previous summer as a mucker at the Bayonne mine, near the top of the present Kootenay Pass, where his father knew the foreman. “It did me good. It was a good physical trade for getting in shape and playing hockey,” he says. He returned to school for a bit, then moved to the coast, where he stayed with a friend’s family. “I bunked with them and worked for a while pulling grain out of cars from the Prairies. Then I got my army call.” Wassick went for his physical, but realized he’d rather be a sailor than a soldier, so Story continues to Page 17

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Another federal NDP leadership hopeful is coming to Nelson on Monday. Four-term Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen will be in town as part of a two-day West Kootenay visit and a prolonged tour of BC.

“One of the things I like most about British Columbia is it’s so far from Ottawa,” Cullen said. “It’s a place where new ideas and new politics emerge.” He’ll be at the Nelson Trading Company from noon to 2 p.m. for a brown bag lunch session, and then be in the Benwell Lounge of the Hume Hotel for drinks

Continued from Page 16 Forty-four men died in the attack or from subsequent exposure. Wassick says it showed just how far afield the U-boats operated.

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“Eventually three English destroyers came out and told us we better move on and they would take over. But we got mentioned in despatches for initiating the attack.” In addition to his duties as a cook, Wassick’s main action station was on a magazine right on the ship’s keel.

Today’s Remembrance Day ceremony at the cenotaph outside City Hall begins at 10:45 a.m., but you’re asked to show up about half an hour early. The moment of silence is at 11 a.m. A procession will then move up Ward Street to the Royal Canadian Legion.

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n all, he spent three years at war, including time aboard the minesweeper Fort Frances. In the final days, they brought a damaged submarine back to be refitted. “Things were getting pretty close to the end. We ended up in Philadelphia and spent a day or two there, then went back to Halifax and on our way, Hitler called it quits. We gave up and just had a good time.” Not that he thought his days at sea were over just yet: he signed up for duty in Japan, but surrender came while he was still on leave. Since he’d been gone, he’d grown from a teenager into a young man.

“They were around Newfoundland and even up the St. Lawrence River. When we were doing escort work, taking all these freighters over with supplies, there was debris floating by all the time... We dropped depth charges when they found something happening.” Once, in the Irish Sea, they detected a U-boat and began dropping charges, which brought oil to the surface — but this was a common decoy tactic.

from 7 to 10 p.m. He’s in Trail and Castlegar the following day. Cullen, 39, boasts of being the longest serving MP to run for the leadership and the only one of the nine candidates to have defeated a Conservative MP. Fellow contender Brian Topp also visited Nelson this month.

The following year he married Dorothy, a Nelson girl, at St. Saviour’s church. They celebrated their 65th anniversary this past July. They have five children, 10 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. Wassick and his brother took over the Occidental Hotel from their father and changed its name to the Civic (it’s now Finley’s). Red then ran a hotel at Athalmer in East Kootenay for a year and a half before coming back to Nelson and going to work in forestry. He also resumed his athletic pursuits, patrolling the blueline for a few seasons with the Nelson Maple Leafs and playing senior baseball and lacrosse. Now 86, Wassick has outlived most of his Naval buddies except one in Kitchener, Ont. who he still keeps in touch with. Although he doesn’t have many mementos of his military service, he attends the Remembrance Day ceremony in Nelson every year and will be among the veterans there today.

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any professional musicians have been hard at work on their craft since their teen years, but Vancouver Island based musician Wil came to it later in his life.

Even though he didn’t choose music as his career until he was older, it played a major role in his life from a young age. “It was pretty cool to grow up with musical parents, because at first when you’re young it’s super exciting when your parents are

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having people on the weekends and they’re having kitchen party sort of things,� Wil says. His parents would be in the kitchen with Jim Reeves or Simon and Garfunkel on the record player. His dad would be singing and his mom would often join in. “They’d have their friends over and they’d be running beers and darts and just going for it. I’d be thinking ‘this is the coolest thing,’� he says. His family couldn’t afford to go skiing, so they did their best to create their own fun. “We played Scrabble and just played music. It was hard not to take something from that even though I was an illustrator, painter, and just an artist period, the music was always there but I never really thought of pursuing it,� he says.

Wil brings his roots rock to The Royal tonight.

It was the kitchen party experience he found when he started playing music in bars and pubs. “The inception of music as a career was sort of the realization that ‘Man, I can play

a bar and sing other people’s songs and get paid like $75 and drink and have fun,’� Will says. “It was like I could have that Story continues to Page 19

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Continued from Page 18 kitchen party but with strangers and have that same enjoyment. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. But I never thought of that as a career, I just thought of it as something I could do.” Unlike many other bar and pub performers, Wil wasn’t playing the bar classics: he was playing what he wanted to play and songs that he liked. “I didn’t do The Beatles, and those guys that do those songs in bars and pubs are fun as all hell and people love it because they know those tunes but I was doing stuff that I liked like Urge Overkill’s version of Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon from Pulp Fiction,” he says. But after playing other people’s songs Wil realized as a creative person he needed more out of the experience. “I thought ‘maybe I’ll try writing a song.’ Now holy shit I can barely remember any of the 140 covers that I used to do. It’s so weird. It’s like I’m reprogrammed now and I can only sing the way I sing which is the way I sing,” he says. Like many new musicians, Wil faced the same trials after making his first record, going on tour, making no money and playing to empty rooms. “I was like, ‘this is going to be my career disappointment and no income and just driving 15 hours a day and eating Tim Hortons chili,’” he says with a laugh. Despite fooling around

with his dad’s guitar as a kid, Wil didn’t really start playing the guitar until 1990. “I was a bit of a late bloomer when it came to being a musician and writing my own stuff. I was in my early 20s at this time. I wasn’t one of these protégées who’d be doing it since birth,” he says.

“I love being live and organic and making mistakes and then pulling it off. I love the spontaneity of it all, like the improvisation of a stand up guy. I love that in the moment thing...” “I created the way that I need to play guitar and communicate. I’m not an amazing guitar player [but] I’m a very passionate guitar player and I can hammer those chords pretty hard and put meaning into it.” Wil wrote his first album Both Hands in 2001 and sold over 6,000 copies off stage. He toured with artists like Colin James, Matthew Good, Joel Plaskett Emergency and Xavier Rudd and earned four nominations at the West Coast Music Awards in 2005. “I think what I’ve learned from the years of touring with amazing people, is so many ways of how to tour better and be better at it by seeing people who do it well,” Wil says.

“When we toured with a band called Gomez in the States, bands like that that I’m a fan of, there’s nothing better than standing on the side stage and watching one of your favourite bands standing six feet away from you playing to a thousand people.” Wil would rather spend his time out on the road playing live instead of recording albums. As a musician he’s looking to capture the spontaneity. “I think to be honest I approach making an album like I want to get it done. I don’t like recording,” he says. “I love being live and organic and making mistakes and then pulling it off. I love the spontaneity of it all, like the improvisation of a stand up guy. I love that in the moment thing and to record something and try to capture it is really, really difficult.” Wil’s latest album Heart of Mine was recorded with his friend Jason Cook and even though he feels it comes close to capturing the live experience he said the next one will be even more raw. Wil’s music has been described as roots rock but he said that his sound just came from being a fan of music. “I didn’t pick and choose a genre only to be proud of and everything else sucks. I listened to everything openly and my parents taught me to do that a long time ago,” he says. Wil plays at The Royal in Nelson with CR Avery tonight.

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MLA Michelle Mungall in Middle of Peace Bond Case

Donovan Carter case adjourns GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

The Donovan Carter hearing adjourned Wednesday amid discussions between lawyers and the judge over whether a peace bond is really necessary to keep Carter away from NelsonCreston MLA Michelle Mungall. After the court heard additional testimony from two Crown witnesses, Carter’s lawyer Blair Suffredine suggested there is not enough evidence to show Carter poses a threat or that a reasonable person would fear him. The Crown is seeking a peace bond against Carter, a former Nelson resident, who is free on conditions to keep his distance from Mungall. Suffredine said all that had been

demonstrated by the Crown was that certain statements Carter made in a series of voicemails were misinterpreted. Provincial Court Judge Ron Webb, however, said he wasn’t prepared to rule there was no evidence of a reasonable fear, given voicemails that contained sexual innuendo, including references to cleavage. Carter is expected to testify in his own defence, but that won’t happen for some time. A continuance date will be fixed on December 6. In the interim, the judge asked if Carter’s present conditions actually posed any hardship given that he has moved to Vancouver Island, and whether there was a public interest in proceeding with the peace bond application.

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He also suggested Carter’s return to Nelson to continue the case actually makes him more likely to encounter Mungall. Suffredine noted Carter’s doctor and Mungall have their offices in the same building in Nelson, although this is addressed in an exception to his bail conditions. Crown prosecutor Sunday Patola said Mungall’s fear of Carter is “real and continuing,” and that she takes comfort from the conditions he is under. Without them, Patola said, Mungall isn’t confident Carter will respect boundaries between them. However, she added she would discuss the matter with Mungall.

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Continued from Page 20 The maximum term for a peace bond is one year. Court heard there have been no incidents between Mungall and Carter since a trade forum in February where he held up a sign in front of her that read “Michelle, less boob tube, more Crown land.” The judge noted if further incidents did arise, the Crown could apply again for a peace bond or lay charges. Suffredine has argued that while Carter is under conditions, he is unable to demonstrate he pos- Donovan Carter es no threat to Mungall and that the peace bond is unnecessary.

Earlier in the afternoon, MP Alex Atamanenko’s constituency assistant Laurel Walton testified about receiving anonymous voicemails in January concerning Mungall, which she erased, but believed were from Carter. Walton says she told Mungall about them the night of the trade forum. Further messages were left at their office, Walton said, in which Carter identified himself, encouraged Atamanenko to distance himself from Mungall, and made a reference to “boobs.” She described them as “hit-and-run” messages with a “really negative tone.” Walton said she contacted Mungall’s office and the RCMP about them. Under cross-examination, Walton said it was not unusual to receive angry voice mails, but they weren’t normally about another politician. Walton also told the judge she has never otherwise called police about the contents of a voicemail in the 5½ years she has worked for Atamanenko. David Reid of the West Kootenay

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espectful dialogue goes a long way towards peace, whether that’s in our communities or in the big, wide world. Freedom of speech and freedom of assembly are among the freedoms Canadian soldiers have fought for in wars past, and it was respectful dialogue that resulted in the Occupy Nelson folks agreeing to clear the grounds at the cenotaph for the Remembrance Day ceremony. There is a give and take there that bodes well for

our society. We do well to mark and remember the things that have gone before, the better to solve problems peacefully in all levels of society. I’m glad that things went the way they did when it comes to today’s solemn observance. There are plenty of things to consider when it comes to rights, responsibilities — and sometimes, the law. I recently had a chat about this with Janet Freeman, who is the community outreach co-ordinator for Courthouse Libraries

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of BC. It’s Janet who administers the LawMatters grants that annually infuse our library with new, updated law resources. LawMatters grants have given us the ability to purchase essential books on topics such as aboriginal law and environmental law. We are able to annually update our Criminal Code reference and the Youth Criminal Justice Act. We have great legal counsel handbooks that answer questions on the legal system, individual rights, employment rights, and others. And we have all sorts of brass-tacks books about wills and estates, marriage and divorce, property agreements and custody arrangements, and the ever-popular The Arrest Handbook: A Guide to Your Rights (345.710527 EBY). There’s also a great resource in case you’re in the thick of things and need a quick answer on your iPhone (or home computer). The team at Courthouse Libraries, with assistance from a couple of dozen affiliate organizations, maintain a free database aimed at providing accessible legal information and education called ClickLaw. Click refers to the click of the mouse, of course, the better to avoid the click of the handcuffs for those who may come to fisticuffs over points of law. While discussing

the legal information needs of this particular region, I explained to Janet about the Kootenay’s healthy history of protest — our com-

resource, accessible through our website at nelsonlibrary. ca. Because of our licensing agreement, it is only accessible on site at the library. ClickLaw offers access to current and historical BC legislation, and links to the Legislative Assembly, federal legislation and laws of other provinces and territories, among others.

“LawMatters grants have given us the ability to purchase essential books on topics such as aboriginal law and environmental law.”

munities seldom take things lying down, I told her, unless it’s in front of a logging truck — and asked about an easy resource for rights and responsibilities when it comes to taking a stand. She pointed me to the ClickLaw link to the Protesters’ Guide to the Law of Civil Disobedience in BC, updated for 2011, at clicklaw. bc.ca/resource/2512 #PLEI. The guide informs protesters of their rights when dealing with the police at public demonstrations; it’s designed to help an individual exercise his or her right to engage in nonviolent civil disobedience, and avoid committing criminal offence. It is also designed to assist a protester in the event of arrest. ClickLaw features legal information and education, but it’s not a site of laws. For BC law — useful when preparing your defence (or just because you want to know) — QP Legaleze is a great

For more on the Occupy movement across North America, watch our shelves for This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement, edited by Sarah van Gelder and the staff of YES! Magazine, due to be released next week and on order for the library. Moving forward into a future in which we engage freely, improve society through fair public process, uphold rights, and even change the law means being informed, about both history and the issues of the day, and your library is a great place to start. I’m glad that when we gather at the cenotaph today — a recent site of public demonstration — we will remember those who have fought for freedom as we stand together peacefully and respectfully, facing an ever-evolving future. Anne DeGrace’s column is featured every second week on the Community page

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Patrick Martens’ Solid Play Earns Junior A Roster Spot

Leafs lose top scorer to BCHL BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

Patrick Martens’ offensive impact in the month of October was felt beyond the borders of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League and the speedy Nelson Junior Leafs forward has grabbed an opportunity to move on. Fresh off KIJHL playerof-the-month honours, on Tuesday the Leafs’ leading scorer was signed by the Langley Rivermen of the British Columbia Hockey League. “I’m very happy for Patrick,” Leafs coach Frank Maida told the Star. “He has worked hard this year, he has bought into our program and the results have shown. That’s what this league is for — to move kids on.” Martens had a stellar October that saw the 18-yearold score 16 goals and add 10 assists. Playing on the Leafs’ top scoring line with Colton Schell and Matthew Naka, Martens led the league in scoring for stretches during the month and after this past weekend’s action sat second with 29 points. The Rivermen currently sit last in the BCHL’s Coastal Conference with a 6-11-0-0 record. Coaching staff of the Lower Mainland squad told Maida that Martens will fit well into the team’s top three lines. Martens grew up in Maple Ridge and was in his second season with the Leafs. In an interview earlier this season with the Star, Martens said he loved Nelson and couldn’t imagine playing Junior B in another community. He added that Junior A was his goal and had hoped to crack a roster next season.

Patrick Martens blazed out to an impressive start to the 2011-12 campaign and his hard work has been rewarded by the Langley Rivermen who signed him to a BCHL card this week. Megan Cole photo

“Of course it’s going to leave a void. He’s the top scorer on our team and second in the league,” Maida said. “But it’s an opportunity and that is what I told the players last night [Wednesday]. Now somebody can step up and fill that void.” Offence has not been a huge concern for the Leafs so far this season. Schell, Matti Jmaeff, Nik Newman and Brett Norman have also shown they have an ability to both set up and convert on chances. “Our scoring has been spread out so I’m not concerned about that aspect of our game,” said Maida. The coach did add that the team’s recent five-game losing streak — that ended with a win in Osoyoos on Sunday afternoon — could be partially blamed on his forwards trying too hard to move up in the scoring leaders. “I think the boys realized that we were getting away

from the team concept and the team systems,” Maida said of the recent rough patch. “We might have been focusing a little too much on individual stats and holding the stick a little tighter. On Sunday we got back to playing system hockey and it was a total team effort.” The Leafs travelled to Fernie to take on the Ghostriders on Thursday night (past Star deadline) and are back at the Nelson District Community Complex on Saturday for a tilt against the Grand Forks Border Bruins. The departure of Martens coincided with the arrival of two new defenceman earlier this week. In a cash deal trade with the Kelowna Chiefs, the Leafs acquired Eric Spring. Then on Tuesday they signed J.J Beitel who spent the first part of the season with the Trail Smoke Eaters and spent last year in the Alberta Midget AAA League with the Calgary Buffaloes.

“They are going to bring some bigger presence to our back end and now we have some more experience,” said Maida. “Each one will bring a different part to the game.” Maida describes Beitel as a puck moving defenceman while Spring is expected to add a little more of a physical aspect to the Leafs blueline. Currently the Leafs are dealing with three key injuries to defenceman — captain Tyler Parfeniuk, Blake Arcuri and Riley Henderson are all out of the line-up. As for moving his top sniper onto Junior A, Maida is sincere about his commitment to making sure his players’ development is fostered correctly. “Our philosophy has always been to move kids on,” he said. “This is a development league and that is what we are here to do. I’m hoping we can move more players on before the end of the year.”

KIJHL Stats 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

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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

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

W 12 10 10 8 7

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

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Upcoming Games

Friday, November 11 Beaver Valley at Penticton Castlegar at Princeton Kamloops at Chase Osoyoos at Kelowna Revelstoke at North Okanagan Spokane at Summerland Saturday, November 12 Grand Forks at Nelson NDCC, 7 p.m. Sicamous at Kamloops Beaver Valley at Princeton Castlegar at Penticton Summerland at Kelowna Creston Valley at Fernie Kimberley at Golden Spokane at Osoyoos Sunday, November 13 Grand Forks at Spokane Revelstoke at Kamloops

Nelson Leafs Leaders

PLAYER Patrick Martens Colton Schell Brett Norman Nik Newman Matti Jmaeff Colton Malmsten Dallon Stoddart Max Mois James Sorey Carson Willians Matthew Naka Riley Henderson Walker Sidoni

Position Forward Forward Forward Forward Forward Forward Forward Forward Forward Forward Forward Defence Defence

LEAFS HOCKEY Home Sat. Nov. 12 7:00 PM

Home Sat. Nov. 19 7:00 PM

Away Sun. Nov. 20 6:00 PM

Grand Forks Border Bruins

Penticton Lakers

Beaver Valley Nitehawks

vs.

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Can’t get to the game? Listen on the webcast at www.nelsonleafs.ca

vs.

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G 22 11 11 12 5 8 7 8 7 4 1 3 1

A 17 16 13 11 17 8 9 7 8 11 13 9 8

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Nelson Minor Hockey

Game On – Kim Palfenier

Winter sports take hold

T

he first snow flurry always makes it easier to lace up the skates and play inside or to dust off the outdoor gear ready for the trails and slopes.

Thinking ahead is the volunteer Whitewater Ski Club. They held their ski and snowboard swap last weekend and are now fundraising with their great Rock Star Parking raffle. If you want front row parking space at Whitewater you might want to buy a ticket for the chance. The tickets are $10 and while there’s no restriction on quantity of tickets purchased, they are only available for WH20 season pass holders. They can be purchased at the Whitewater office. The draw date is Saturday, December 10, 3:45 p.m. at the Whitewater lodge. Whitewater Ski Resort is offering some awesome

programs for the upcoming season. New for 2012 is the Whitewater Freeride Groms program. Groms is apparently (a new hip word to me) the freestyle/freeride program for skiers and snowboarders aged 7 to 11 that are looking to get into freestyle/freeride. Skiers will use the nationwide RBC Jumps and Bumps curriculum and snowboarders will have a similar progression based program developed by new head coach of snowboarding for the freeride snowboard team. The Whitewater Freeride Team is back for its second season for both skiers and riders with an extended training schedule. Aimed at 12 to 17 year olds wishing to push their limits and compete in freestyle/freeride events around the province and right here at Whitewater. Full details can be found at skiwhite-

water.com or call 250-354 -4944. Freeride Groms begin January 7 or 8. Registrations open until December 31. Freeride Team begins December 10 or 11. Registration open until December 31. The NDCC has a few drop-in on ice activities at the NDCC. Laid back adult hockey is ideal for a lunchtime fun activity on Thursdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Full gear required, full skill not so much. Just a willingness to have fun and pick up a few more skills and friends required. Check out the leisure guide for more detail. Last but not least, the year round sport club Glacier Gymnastics is holding its annual general meeting on Sunday, November 20 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce meeting room. All club members and general public welcome.

Reps take Osoyoos Nelson Star Staff

The Nelson Bantam Reps came away with their first tournament title of the season this past weekend in Osoyoos after a thrilling 4-3 gold medal game against Surrey’s Semiahmoo. “Semiahmoo had the size and they were definitely a more physical team,” said Nelson captain Nolan Percival. “Our team showed a lot of skill and determination and everyone on the team contributed by playing their positions and giving 100 per cent.” The bantams had a relatively easy time making it to the finals with three one-sided wins. In the tournament’s first game against Penticton it was Percival who got his team on the board under a minute into the game. Nelson didn’t let their foot off the gas for the rest of game, scoring six more times with markers by Jayden Maida (2), Sawyer Hunt, Jacob Shukin, Matthew Brind’Amour and Aigne McGeady-Bruce. Greg

Markholm was between the pipes in the 7-2 victory. Nelson followed up the first win by disposing of Mission 5-1 and Abbotsford 7-0 which paved the locals way to the final against Semiahmoo. Unlike their first three competitors, the Surrey squad was not going to surrender easily. Semiahmoo scored early in the game with Nelson answering late in the first period with a goal by Hunt. Nelson took a 2-1 edge into the dressing room when defenseman Austin Tambellini scored. Semiahmoo tied the game early in the second period, but shortly after Tambellini restored the lead. In the third period Hunt gave his team a 4-2 lead with his second of the game. Midway through the final period Semiahmoo closed the gap, but first year rep goalie Jesse Beauvais made some stellar saves the final 10 minutes of the game that turned into an intense battle. In West Kootenay league play, the Nelson team has come out strong with a 3-0 record so far.

The Board of Directors of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following businesses, organizations, and individuals who contributed to the 2011 Chamber of Commerce Gala Dinner and Auction. This year was one of our best, thanks to the support of our generous business community. Funds raised will be going back into the community as part of our Shop Nelson and Area marketing campaign, and other important economic development initiatives the Chamber is involved in. When you are out shopping, please take the time to thank these businesses for their ongoing support of this and other community events.

2011 Auction Donor List Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort Alpine Motel & Suites Al Dawson Apex Raft Company - Revelstoke Aries Wellness Resort Astral Radio EZ Rock Balfour Repair BCAA Berg Naqvi Lehmann - Chartered Accountants Best Western Plus Big Cranium Design Bill Reid Consulting Bite Blaylock’s Mansion Bogustown Pub Boomtown Sports Inc. Capitol Theatre Captain Erik’s Watertoys Carmichael Toews Irving Inc. – Certified General Accountants Castlegar Hyundai Century 21 Mountainview Realty Ltd. Chillers City of Nelson Civic Auto Repair Coldwell Banker Rosling Real Estate Color Your World Columbia Basin Trust Comishin & Astle Inc. Community Futures of Central Kootenays Community Osprey Foundation Cottonwood Kitchens Culinary Conspiracy Dancing Bear Inn DeVito’s Shoe Repair Dock ‘N’ Duck Dutch Girl Peonies Ellenwood Homes

Ellison’s Market Emo’s Restaurant Revelstoke Evening Ridge Designs Finley’s Irish Bar & Grill Found Spa & Salon Georama Growers Gerick Cycle and Ski Glass House Optical Glacier House Hotel & Resort Revelstoke Granite Point Golf Club Gravity Therapy H&R Block Habits Hall Printing Hanson Decking Hellman Canoe & Kayak House of Rose Vineyards Hume Hotel Inland Allcare Jackson’ Hole JB Office Kastlerock Bed & Breakfast Kokanee Camera Kokanee Peaks Interiors Inc. Kokanee Physiotherapy Koocanusa Publications Kootenai Moon Furniture Kootenay Bakery Co-op Kootenay Country Co-op Kootenay Lakeview Lodge Kootenay Medical Aesthetics Kootenay Quick Shot Lakeview Motel - Osoyoos Lang Business Systems Lasca Natural Trading Company Lillie & Cohoe Lonnie’s for Her and Him Maglio Building Centre Nelson Main Street Diner Max & Irma’s Midas

Mint Agency Mistiso’s Place Mountain Sense Mountain Trek Mountain Waters Spa Nelson & District Community Complex Nelson & District Credit Union Nelson Box Office & Copy Centre Ltd. Nelson Brewing Company Nelson Car Wash Nelson Chrysler Nelson Curling Club Nelson Ford Sales Nelson Home Building Centre Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre Nelson Nordic Ski Club Nelson Pilots Association Nelson Professional Fire Fighters Assoc. Local 1343 Nelson Realty Ltd. Nelson Road Kings Nelson Star Nelson Toyota Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co. New Grand Hotel North Shore Inn OK Tire Okanagan Seasons Resort Otter Books Packrat Annie’s Panago Pennywise Penticton Lakeside Resort Pharmasave Phoenix Computers Prefix Media Prestige Lakeside Resort Qi Tai Chi Quizinos Sub Raven Creations Re-Max

Remedy’s Pharmacy Reo’s Videos Revelstoke - Enchanted Forest Revelstoke Golf Club Ric’s Grill Royal Bank of Canada Safeway Save on Foods Sears Selkirk Eyecare Selkirk Vet Hospital Sensations Dress Shoppe Shambhala Music Festival Shoes for the Soul SK Electronics SkinBliss & Laser & Body Clinic Sky Trek Adventure Park - Revelstoke Snowpack Outdoor Experience Speedpro Signs St. Eugene - Golf Resort & Casino Stephen Hunter - Acupuncture & Supervision Streetclothes Named Desire Summit Mountain Guides Superior Lighting & Bath Taylor-Wilton Nelson Ltd. Tea Garden Salon & Spa Ted Allen’s Jewellery The Baker Street Grill The Bridge - 103.5 FM The Golf Doctor The Royal Anne Hotel - Kelowna, BC The Villa Motel Thor’s Pizza Touchstones Museum Nelson Two Hills Tea Val Walsh & Terry Dunk Van Houtte Café Visitors Choice Publications Waste Management Waves on the Lake Hair Design Whitewater Ski Resort


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HOCKEY POOL

2011 - 2012 WEEKLY STANDINGS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 T11 T11 13 T14 T14 T14 T14 T18 T18 T18 T18 22 T23 T23 T23 T26 T26 T26 T29 T29 T29 T32 T32 T32 T35 T35 T35 T35 T35 T35 41 T42 T42 T42 45 46 T47 T47 T47 T47 T51 T51 T51 T51 55 56 T57 T57 T57 T60 T60 T60 T60 T64 T64 T64 67 T68 T68 T68 T71 T71 T71 T74 T74 T74 T74 T74 T79 T79 T81 T81 T81 T84 T84 T84 T84 T84 T84 T90 T90 T90 T93 T93 T93 T96 T96 T96 T96 T100 T100 T100 T100 T100 T100 T100 T107 T107 T107

Ron VanZanden Curtis VanZanden Bill Clark Nicole Kosinec Cory Kosinec Ronny Rink Rats Zed-1 Deb Makasoff Roughriders The Ringer Weeman Auntie Gravity Shane Young Stwetty M Ninja2 Roberta Jackson Giroux Alan Burch (2) Mustache Ridez Angus Patterson (2) Yam Gypsy Swetty W (2) Rosie Jake Rick Nixon G-Man (2) Cos Liz Markin L Mac Henry Todd Sinclair (2) Vivian Postlethwaite Poppa Puck (2) Jack Catenacci4 Adam Crawford Rick Cutler Ninja1 Brad Swan (3) Wyatt Daniels Lance Gotzy Philip Markin HBK1997 Snowman2000 Soupbones Alana Markin Crozier Cats Irene Lindquist (2) Woody Cynthia St. Thomas Black Ice Logan Ponzi Raiders Rosa Lattanzio Russ Daniels (2) Pat Cattermole Syl Coupland Jets Golf Mom #1 Mrs Ringer Fisherman’s Market Steeters Goon Squad (2) Nikki Yosh Tagimi (2) Mocha’s Hope (2) Icebreakers (2) Leify Morris (2) Connie O Carson Fowler (2) Tarebear 13 Helga Bobbur Deanna Reid (2) Ddog (2) Twizzler Jim P (2) Bob’s Boys Sarah Costello (2) Roastmont Rocket 1 (2) Chelsea Markin Christine Andrews Darren Hedstrom Kris Beaudet Bruce Ferguson (3) Wildcat (2) One Timer (2) Wild Cardz (2) Phaytor Uncle Gravity Savy Skates Zed-2 (2) Angel Stuyt Kali Vince Cutler (3) joker’s gun moll John Glockner Saverio Cash/Boston/Jets Amber Walsh The Jelly Beans Annick Sirois Jason Nesbitt Dean Hillyard (3) Weemum (3) Kim Tagami Paul Belanger United Comanche

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Hawks Mark Andrews (3) Team Shanghigh Blaze... (2) Ice Surfers (3) Stickboy (3) OCD’s Hockey Godfather Len Dunsford Meowio Maru Pingy Bob Abrahams Paul Lamoureaux (3) Gale Andrews Colin MacAskill (2) Aly Mases Merek Cutler (2) Hard-Boiled Defectiv... Kristy Daniels Nelson Sun Kevin Lang (4) Silverado Killer Whales Ed Graychick Maggie’s Men (2) Ashley Richichi (2) Andrew Barber Lisa Richichi (2) Dale B Kirk Heckkner Miranda Hillyard Gerry Tennant Lofty tegoil (3) Rocket Regatoni Rodsane (2) MJB&GAB Davis Loukianoew Karen Schening Kristian F Dave Douglas (2) Jack Catenacci Jacobus (2) Catman (2) Helen Andrews Rockson Rocket 2 (2) B Swendson Tesla Taylor (3) Red Dogs (3) Daisy Mayhem (2) Leafsrule2011 (2) Jack Catenacci2 Puckheads Brenda Balyk (3) Lea-Marie Warren David Grant Team Swirling Sticks Cousin Vinny Aspyn Shrieves Barry Marsh (2) Tegdad (2) Terry Balyk Kim O’Brien (2) Taylor Loukianow Devito Crisis (2) Turok Blewett Sun (4) Heather Shannon (2) Tall Paul Sun Fab (3) Cory Whitford Jack Catenacci5 (2) Wrist Shot (2) Courtney Richichi (2) Shawn Walsh (2) Chris Wudkevich (2) Zambeeni (2) Jack Catenacci3 (2) Ice Queen (2) Morgan Dehnel (2) Erin Beaudet Dale Morris (2) G&E Moving Company (3) Hannah Montana (2) Go Bingos Go (2) Wendy Tagami (3) Elwood (3) Connor F (3) Tristar (2) Last Place (2) Debra Benjamin Smithers Sun Don McMurray (2) RJ Warren (3) Cats (3) Dennis Whitelock D Shelefontiuk (2) Loveden (3) Daryl MacAskill Catnap Bear Munches Bunch Ron Jenstad (2) T and S (2) McDeb (3) Easton Lattanzio (3) Sun (3) Taghum Sun (4) Piolo (2)

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MOST POINTS THIS WEEK RONNY’S RINK RATS AND DENNIS WHITELOCK Both winners have won lunch for two at the UpTown Tavern (Everyone in the party must be 19 years or older to redeem) Please cut out this coupon and present at the UpTown Tavern to claim your prize Both teams had 21 points in the past week.

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CANUCKS THIS WEEK CANUCKS VS ANAHEIM FRIDAY, NOV 11, 7:30 PM CANUCKS VS ISLANDERS SUNDAY, NOV 13, 6 PM CANUCKS VS CHICAGO WEDNESDAY, NOV 16, 7:00 PM

HICKSHOW PRODUCTIONS AND THE UPTOWN TAVERN PRESENT... FOLLOW CAM 11

A Back Country Snowmobile Film THURSDAY, NOV 24 MAIN SHOW 9 PM OTHER SHOWS START AT 8 PM

FRIDAY BUFFETT DINNER ALL YOU CAN EAT ROAST BEEF BUFFET


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Churches of Nelson On Mission - Part 1 By Daniel Znell Nelson Vneyard Church

If we are really honest we will admit there is something wrong. We may not be able to fully understand what it is but we sense deep down a deep “wrongness.” The thing is, we don’t go there because we do actually experience much of the good; community life, friendships, teaching, programs, and music, each of which play essential parts in life’s repertoire. So, the “wrongness” sits, lurking beneath the blanket of routine and demand. We carry on. We are currently living in what has been called a “postChristendom era.” Many have seen what the church has to offer and they have found it lacking. In an age of heightened spirituality and sensitivity, the institutional church has become increasingly more irrelevant. Particularly, in the West, the church functions from the margins. Paradoxically, Jesus and the Good News remains and will always be, as relevant as ever. The tension exists, then, between our call as Jesus people to missionally engage and see our world transformed, and the Western church as it is becoming… increasingly irrelevant.

“right” and believe “right” before they belong. The current reality of the state of the institutional church is grim. Missionally, we have lost our way. We are lost in our attempts to clearly present the powerful, magnificent, and relevant Jesus to our friends, neighbours, and the nations. However, the unsettling tension that exists beneath the surface bust

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church

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

Part-time childcare available at Cornerstone Children’s Centre 250-352-9910

The Salvation Army

Nelson Community Church

Sunday Worship Service at 11:00 am

A Friendly Bible Centre Church Sermon Title this week is “Temple of God” 6:30 pm DVD “The Case for Creation” by Lee Strobel 623 Gordon Rd. Nelson BC V1L 5X6 Phone 250-352-9322 • Pastor Rev. Ken H. Keber

Refreshments are served after the service

(Affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)

Unity Centre of the Kootenays Sunday 11:00 am Rev. Dale Jukes

Everyone is Welcome

“Loving the Wolf”

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

905 Gordon Rd (IHA Bldg., back door)

601 Vernon Street (Middle Level)

CATHOLIC CHURCH

If the institutional church with her services and programs become the primary CATHEDRAL OF MARY IMMACULATE place for people to hear 813 Ward Street 352-7131 about Jesus and encounter and experience God, is it Sunday Mass Times: any wonder our churches are • Saturday 7:00pm struggling to be relevant. Are • Sunday 8:30 am we to be surprised that preand 10:30 am Christians view us and our church services and programs Parish office open Tuesday – Friday 9:00 am - noon with increasing skepticism rccathedral@shaw.ca • www.catholiccathedralnelson.ca and distrust? Yet, there is something gnawing at the only reality we may know, something like a scream waiting to be heard… what if the way we have always done things really is falling far short? What if all we are really doing is rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic? Perhaps the way church currently looks only resembles the way it was suppose to look. We are then faced head on with that deep, underlying “wrongness” that can no longer be ignored. Our attractional models are full of artificial boundaries that create magnificent sets of criteria for who are in and who are out. Rather than spaces of love and belonging, we have created communities that require people to behave

be embraced. This often excruciating paradox can be good if it forces us to break out of that which we have always known and begin to ask the hard questions and allow the scream to be heard.

Nelson United Church Nelson United Church

Minister: David Boyd Sunday Worship Gathering: 10:00 am

Service of Peace and Remembrance

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• Nelson

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

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• Balfour

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

• Playmor

Junction-

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

www.ecov.org

NELSON — Columbia Basin Trust has added 11 new members to its three advisory committees in its core areas of social, economic and environment. One way the Trust remains accountable to Basin residents is through the use of these committees, which provide advice on how the Trust delivers benefits to the region. “In order to help provide a lasting legacy of social, economic and environmental wellbeing, the Trust needs to be aware of current issues and concerns in Basin communities,” said president Neil Muth. “Our advisory committees are one way to receive this input, plus we benefit from the members’ individual areas of expertise.” The committees play an important role in providing community perspectives, sectoral expertise and strategic advice on the Trust’s activities and priorities. This advice may be particular to the committee’s core or program area, or more general in regard to the Trust’s overall direction. The committee’s advice is sought according to the vision and principles outlined in the Columbia Basin management plan. “Joining the Trust’s social advisory committee means being part of a team of dedicated people working together to making the Basin a better place to live,” said new member Keri Rinehart, Kimberley. “The Trust’s approach of bringing people together to gain perspective and seek feedback while striving to move forward is very inclusive and inspiring. I’m excited to be a part of this process.” The Trust would like to acknowledge and welcome the following new members: • Social advisory committee: Mary DeVan, Lynn Mace, Susie Mayson, Dee McEachern and Keri Rinehart; • Economic advisory committee: Mike Cantle • Environment advisory committee: Theresa Ehman, Jayme Hadikin, James Maitre, Daniel Schneider and Ian Wiles.

All are welcome

Sunday School ages 4 and up Nursery Room Available

602 Silica Street, Nelson BC V1L 4N1 Ph: 250.352.2822 • www.nelsonunitedchurch.ca unitedchurch ca

Anglican Church of Canada St. Saviour's ProCathedral

Loving Jesus, Loving People, Transforming Lives

Trust welcomes new advisory members

Ward & Silica, Nelson Family Service & Eucharist Sunday 10:30 AM

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

250.352.5711 St. Michael & All Angels stsaviours@netidea.com Busk Road Balfour www.stsavioursnelson.org Sunday 11 AM

Eastern Regional Pond Hockey Championships February 3-5, 2012 Lake Windermere, Invermere, B.C. pond hockey from Page 24

4-on-4 hockey, no goalie, no icings, no off-sides!

Register a team by January 14, 2011

Get your team of 4 together and register to be a part of the tournament

Adopt a team

Get your business involved and sponsor a team. Show them a good time in Invermere and promote your company!

Visit www.bcpondhockey.com for more information, to register or to adopt a team!


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A Shepherd’s Evensong for Gregorian Chant, Alpenhorn, Organ and Tibetan Singing Bowls Sunday, October 16th 7PM St Saviour’s Anglican Church on Ward & Silica For information visit www.studiocantilena.com

Balfour Anglican Church Guild Christmas Coffee Party Sat. Nov.19th from 10am12Noon. Balfour Recreation Hall. Crafts, baking, deli, recycling, & prizes. Admission $3.00.Join us for visiting, shopping & refreshments.

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

Lost & Found 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

NEW YEARS EVE Overnight Worley Dec.31st,2011 Filling fast! 18 day Mediterranean Cruise May 27th to June 13th, 2012 Only a few seats left! Call Totem Travel 1-866-364-1254

Employment Business Opportunities The Blueline Cafe in the Nelson Community Complex. Turn key operation serving the Nelson Arena & Aquatic Centre. $50,000. Call Rick 551-7747

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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 beneďŹ t package is offered to the successful candidate. Apply in person or submit your resume to: jobs@hotnaturally.com or fax to: 250-229-5600 Attention: HR

LOST: Wednesday, October 26th @ Superstore Gas Bar: Ladies black purse / wallet w/ small strap. Please return ID & purse to the Post OfďŹ ce or the Nelson Star. Thank you.

NEW PREMISES/GROWING BUSINESS. WESTLINE FORD IN VANDERHOOF. Looking for Service Manager and Service Writers. Great beneďŹ ts. Send resume westlineford@telus.net. fax to 250567-9550 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.

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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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FUNDRAISER Yellow Pages PHONE BOOKS ÂŽ

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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Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic or Millwright

ADVANTAGE ENGINE & COMPRESSOR SERVICES LTD. has an immediate opening. 3rd & 4th year apprentices will be considered depending on experience. Successful candidate will operate a service vehicle in northern Alberta. Must be willing to work overtime and/or long hours. Exp. in natural gas compression a deďŹ nite asset. We offer very Competitive Wages, Bonuses and BeneďŹ t Plan.

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is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Baker Hughes Alberta based oilďŹ eld 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: driverclass1@shaw.ca THIRD year body man to work in a busy, productive shop with the best reputation in the East Kootenay’s. Excellent wages & beneďŹ ts & a fun-friendly work environment. Info@ronscollision.com. We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilďŹ eld construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilďŹ eld 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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ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Shelley Cameron Estate Administrator at 877-797-4357 today, to set up your FREE consultation in Nelson. Donna Mihalcheon CA,CIRP BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy, #200 -1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna, BC. V1Y 9X1 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

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

Snowclearing Snow Plowing & Removal Book Now!! call Dan 250-551-3336

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

Food Products BUTCHER SHOP

BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.35/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $3.50/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

ClassiďŹ eds Work! Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used / Damaged 40’ insulated makes great shop. Only $2300! Needs door and 40’HC $2800 No Rust! Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage. Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108 www.rtccontainer.com

Misc. for Sale 12HP Bolen Tractor Hydrostaic drive, snow blower & lawn mower attachments. 352-7962 Car Dolly: Rewired, wheels have been greased very recently. Works very well. Asking $799. Call 250-354-7471. Located in Nelson HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? Winter Tires: 4 Nokian WR 235/45R17 $50 ea 354-4779

Bed Frame Wanted: new or used, single or twin ideal call 250-825-4569 Coin Collector Buying old Coins, Silver, Gold, Olympic + Also buying bulk silver coins. Chad: 250-863-3082 (Local)

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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 unďŹ nished 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 www.sandyberry.ca

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1 bdrm apt for clean/quiet tenant. Close to Baker & KSA. NS/NP. $570+. 250-229-4119 2bdrm 1 block off Baker. Lrg deck, back yard, w/d, view $850 + util Dec.1st 352-3318 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 Newly Reno’d 2bdrm w/lake view, close to town, very quiet adult oriented. Avail. Dec.1st NS/NP, parking $725/mo 250-352-5634 / 208-304-5297

Duplex / 4 Plex 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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Suites, Lower Beautiful 2bdrm suite 7 miles west of Nelson in an exquisite nature setting. W/D NS/ND $785/mo 250-777-0185 NELSON- 1 BDRM spacious condo, super location near hospital, F/S, laundry, easy access. Available Now. $750. (250)399-4351. 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. Nelson: spacious 1 bdrm suite available Nov 1st. $900/mo. NS/NP/WD/FS. 250-352-6975 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

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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

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News Meadow Creek Cedar

Shadrack unhappy with Fletcher Creek plans GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

The regional director for rural Kaslo is expressing his “utmost concern” about Meadow Creek Cedar’s plans for the Fletcher Creek area. In a letter to the Kootenay Lake Forest District manager, Andy Shadrack says the company is planning and laying out cutblocks in a watershed that is the source of domestic water for about 65 residents and property owners. “Please can I have an explanation forthwith as to why this company is being allowed to continue operations given the seriousness of the allegations made against it, and assurances that absolutely no harm will come to this domestic watershed in my jurisdiction,” he writes. Shadrack says it is being alleged to him that the company is logging the “easiest and best sites,” without being held accountable to failures to restock cutblocks. “How much longer is it the intent of the provincial Crown to al-

low this company to continue operations, when only the guts and feathers are left for a future tenure holder?” he asked. Ministry spokeswoman Cheekwan Ho said in an email that Meadow Creek Cedar has not yet applied for a cutting permit. Ho said the company has indicated to Ministry staff that they are working with water license holders and “following strategies relating to community watersheds as outlined in the Forest Stewardship Plan.” That includes seeking a hydrological assessment by a qualified professional. “Staff will also be closely monitoring Meadow Creek Cedar’s activities to ensure they continue to comply with requirements,” Ho said. A wide-ranging Forest Practices Board report on the company’s general operations is expected to be released in four to six weeks. MLA Michelle Mungall and the NDP’s forest critics are also meeting with Forests Minister Steve Thomson on November 17 to discuss the company.

A Nelson tradition continues SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

No Marijuana Party or levitator candidates this time, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any excitement at this year’s all-candidates meeting where the public will be treated to Richard Rowberry running as the ghost of John Houston, a colourful individual who was mayor of Nelson in the late 1890s to early 1900s. Sponsored by the Nelson and District Canadian Federation of University Women in partnership with the Nelson Star and Nelson District Teachers’ Association, the forum will be held Wednesday, November 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Central School gymnasium, 811 Stanley Street. The Canadian Federation of University Women became involved over 30 years ago when they were invited to co-sponsor the event with a group thenpresident Elizabeth Wallach was associated with. The forum evolved into its present agenda and tri-sponsorship very soon after. Nelson’s Federation of University Women chapter had a visible and practical involvement with schools and

education, so the trustee candidates’ participation was and still is very important. The organization had also sponsored workshops on literacy and child care. More current club interests have focused on women’s health and social welfare issues. Central School gym has been the venue for many years. Elizabeth Wallach was the moderator. She had a distinguished career as a teacher and librarian at L.V. Rogers high school and had been a city councillor herself. Mrs. Wallach ran a very tight ship and meeting. Many candidates, as well as questioners in the audience who had attended LVR as teenagers, admitted to being somewhat intimidated by Mrs. Wallach’s presence at the podium. They did not speak out of turn or disrespectfully of fellow candidates under her watch. A variety of candidates have vied for mayor, councillor and school trustee at the all-candidates meeting: Those who started their speeches “I was born in Nelson and so was my grandfather”; single-issue candidates; candidates running for the third or fourth time; and that levitator, well … he didn’t levitate after all!

Obituaries

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Walter James Osachoff “Wally O”

Walter Osachoff was born on May 7, 1958 in Vancouver BC and was adopted by Nick and Nellie Osachoff soon after. Three years later they adopted Teresa May (Tessie), a sister for Walter.

In Loving Memory of:

Minnaert Molly 1927-2011

Blessed with 84 years of life, Molly Minnaert, our beloved mother, Baba, relative and friend passed peacefully on September 28th, 2011. Her “heart of Gold” radiated warmth, sincerity and acceptance of all who had the privilege of knowing her. “Look for the Good in Everyone” was among her favourite mottos. Molly was born on July 22, 1927 in Grand Forks to parents Sergei (Charles) and Nastia (Jane) Esouloff. She was the youngest of five siblings. Times were difficult during the Great Depression but the importance of Family set the philosophy mom/Baba followed throughout her life. Molly married Gus Minnaert on February 26, 1944 and moved to Winlaw, where they raised their children and were instrumental in the care of Gus’s Aunt for 11 years. Later, Mom felt it an honor,to be the primary care-giver for her father for two years. Molly was proud of the home..which she and Gus designed/built and where she continued to live until two years ago when she moved in with her daughter, Linda in Nelson. Mom/Baba worked hard all her life. Devoted to family, tending to huge vegetable and flower gardens, cows, chickens and household responsibilities.She preserved large quantities of vegetables, fruit, jams, and pickles. Molly was an active Community member in the Slocan Valley assisting with weddings, funerals, children’s Doukhobor Sunday schools and supporting fund-raising ventures. Embroidering, crocheting, reading, dancing were some of her leisure passions. She always took the time to marvel about Nature. In recent years, she was a fan of Hockey (Go Canucks,) plus Game and Dance shows, Her greatest joy, however, was her family and friends. Her hospitality and “open door policy” is legendary, not only for delicious meals but for unconditional love and acceptance of people of all ages and backgrounds. She delighted in the accomplishments/milestones of family and friends alike, sharing in both the joys and sorrows of their lives. She offered “words of wisdom” but then said: “It’s up to you to be yourself ...to do what’s best for you.”. Following the death of husband Gus in 1972, Molly opened a new chapter in her life with partner of 20 years, Fred Hlookoff. Prior to his passing in 1999, they enjoyed gardening, rides up mountains & woodcarving projects. Molly was also predeceased by her parents, sister in infancy, in-laws Gustave and Maggie Minnaert, and other family members Left to mourn her loss and Celebrate her life are: Family of son John (Anne) Minnaert; Juanita (Roger) Barrie and daughters Kimberly and Melissa; Crystal Minnaert Baba was very proud to be part of 5 Generations with the birth of Skyler Borody, son of Kim. Family of daughter Corinne (Peter) Postnikoff; Ben (Elana) Chloe; Jennifer (Travis) Tagg, Ken Postnikoff, Christina Postnikoff. Family of daughter Linda Harfman. Rob(Suzanne)Chiveldave and son Ryan. Hailey (Jarvis) Cederholm and daughters Kennedy and Taylor. Also survived by Sister Polly Chutskoff, sister-in-law Nellie, extended family including nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends and all those who fondly referred to her as Baba. Traditional Doukhobor Services were held at the Castlegar Funeral Chapel on October 3rd. and at the Appledale Community Hall on October 4th. with burial in the Perry Siding Cemetery. Heartfelt thanks to all who assisted Mom with her care, and offered words of comfort, hugs, cards of sympathy, food, floral tributes and other “acts of kindness” to her family. We appreciate Sid Malakoff for conducting the service, the singers, cooks, grave-diggers..and all who attended the services. Mom/Baba – Dance The Tennessee Waltz a few times before you Rest in Peace. Your reassuring words “Everything will be Alright” are helping us through our grief. Your Legacy Lives On

Walter grew up in a loving family in Vallican BC. Being brought up in a Doukhobour family, he learned the Russian language, the heritage and the many traditions. He also took much pride in singing in the Slocan Valley Doukhobour Youth Choir. He had a passion for driving and had many vehicles, with a special love for his ‘74 Cuda. As a teenager, Walter did get into his fare share of trouble, but with his ‘gift of gab’, he could talk himself out of anything! He enjoyed school and always excelled in all of his studies, graduating from Mount Sentinel Secondary in 1976. Walter met Natalie Jmaiff when he was 17 years old and they were married for nineteen years. They were blessed with a daughter Jodi and three years later, a son Scott. As a family they enjoyed many trips camping and fishing. Walter had a passion for country music, which he passed onto his children. Fourteen years ago, Walter was reunited with his birthmother, Shirley Milne. He learned that he had a half-brother Raymond, a half-sister Cathy, as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. He was surprised to learn that for all those years, they had been living just down the road from one another. Living so close allowed them to become part of each other’s family. Walter knew EVERYONE! No matter where he went, he would always run into someone he knew. A quick run to the store was never “quick”. Walter was always involved in the community and when he started a project he made sure to see it through to the end. Back in his younger days, he helped his Dad at the Slocan Valley Co-op. Every Fall, for many years, Walter with the help of his Dad and friends, delivered coal to families throughout the community. He enjoyed the years he spent on the Slocan Valley Ropebusters team, winning many competitions. Walter was an active member of the Slocan Valley Rec Commission and the Winlaw Regional and Nature Park. He ran the Queen City Christmas Craft Fair for 18 years and volunteered his time to help the graduating classes of Mount Sentinel Secondary School for 11 years. Most recently, Walter proudly volunteered his time with the Castlegar Girls Softball Association, the Special Olympics and the Castlegar Rebels. For many years, Walter worked in the forest industry in the Slocan Valley. While working for Slocan Forest Products, he had the opportunity to branch out and work for the Alternate Harvesting Crew as well as obtain his Class 1, drive gravel truck and run grader. In later years, Walter started his own company, in which he had the opportunity to work with his son. He earned his nickname “the asphalt cowboy” when driving truck for his brother-in-law Rob. Last year Walter ventured up North for work, running heavy equipment. While up North, Walter was diagnosed with stage-4 brain cancer. Through his 14-month Cancer journey, there were always people by his side. If it wasn’t his Dad, his kids or close family, it was his countless friends he had made throughout his entire life. Walter was a warrior. Cancer had taken away his body, but it never took away his incredible memory, his sense of humor, nor his one-of-a-kind disposition and charming vocabulary. On October 24th, Walter passed away peacefully at Mountain Lakes, with family and friends by his side. He was 53 years old. Walter will be deeply missed, forever loved and never forgotten. He joins his mother Nellie Osachoff and sister Teresa Kanigan who passed away before him. Walter is survived by his children - Jodi (Keelan) Lightfoot and Scott Osachoff, father - Nick Osachoff, as well as his extended family - Shirley (Brian) Milne, Cathy (Rob) Niminiken, Raymond (Luc Guevremont) Milne, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many wonderful friends. The family greatly appreciates the kindness and support given to Walter throughout his journey. We thank the Kelowna Cancer Lodge, the staff at Kootenay Lake District Hospital and all of the staff at Mountain Lake Seniors Community. The services were held at Brilliant Cultural Centre on Tuesday November 1, 2011 followed by burial at Slocan Park Cemetery. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the Castlegar Funeral Chapel, officiant Leonard Voykin, the Slocan Park Ladies Cooking Group and Men’s Digging Group, as well as for the many kind words of sympathy, food, cards, flowers and donations that were given. Memorial donations may be made in Walter’s honor to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada (www.braintumor.ca / 620 Colborne St, suite 301, London Ontario, N6B 3R9), so that one day there may be a cure.


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Community Touchstones of Nelson – Greg Scott

Police search for gunman Dateline November 2, 1938 xtensive damage to groceries and woodwork was done by fire and water at the Queen City grocery, operated by Karl Lykegard, in the Houston Block on Baker Street about 6:30 Tuesday evening. Fire started apparently in a cup-

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and the Imperial Bank of Canada immediately adjoining, and the basement, but no damage was done to these. Dateline November 4, 1938 hree hundred trees of the Maglio plum, developed by Carminio Maglio

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17 years ago, but after the death of his wife Mr. Maglio lost interest in the tree and it died. Later friends encouraged him to try again, and this year had trees which produced fruit double the size of an ordinary plum. Maglio plums are described as of fine texture and are said to keep in

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excellent condition for an unusual period in storage. Dateline November 7, 1938 rovincial Police officers scoured the hills in the Salmo-YmirNelson area over the weekend in search of a gunman who shot Hugh Armstrong of Nelson and robbed him of $1,000 Saturday morning on the road to the Ymir-Yankee Girl mine near Ymir. All roads in the district were blocked within a few minutes of the robbery and have been continuously guarded since, but the gunman is apparently still in the hills. Officers are trying to trace him down in a country traversed only by prospectors’ trails and logging and mining roads, the latter few and scattered. Armstrong was shot without warning and the gunman spoke only a few words; “I want your money”; and “You keep going, keep going.” The money was the property of Godfrey’s Limited, Nelson clothing store. It has been the practice of the firm to send a salesman to the mine to take orders, and for them to carry a large sum of money for the convenience of miners wishing to cash their cheques. Other Nelson firms have performed a similar service.

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Regional District of Central Kootenay

Valley says no to dog control GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

A poll of Slocan Valley residents has found more than two-thirds of those surveyed don’t want a dog control service. The Regional District of Central Kootenay conducted the mail-out questionnaire over the last month or so. With 37.5 per cent of the responses in, 69.2 per cent say they are not in favour of animal control. “It’s very obvious I will not be implementing [the service],” area director Walter Popoff says. “But this does not make dog conflicts go away.” Each property owner received a ballot asking if they were willing to pay $5.70 per $100,000 of assessed value annually toward a service to cover the entire valley except the villages of Slocan, Silverton, and New Denver. The majority of survey responses did not include com-

ments, but Popoff says the ones that did indicated they weren’t happy with the sample bylaw, suggesting it required amendments. Others weren’t prepared to pay the tax increase, and still others simply didn’t want the service. Responses weren’t broken down by specific community. Popoff says he’ll talk to the valley’s recreation commissions about putting on classes in the spring dealing with responsible dog ownership. He also plans to suggest doing something similar in elementary schools. “To be effective, responsible dog ownership should start at an early age,” he says. “It’s the schools we have to look at, if the trustees are willing to pursue it.” The issue of animal control came to a head after two incidents in Winlaw this year. In the first, a dog attacked and killed an alpaca,

Fines for Food Day at the library NELSON — In a bid to turn tardiness into tastiness, the Nelson Public Library had declared that all fines collected on Saturday, November 19 will be donated to the Nelson Food Cupboard. Late book-returners are invited to wait until that day to pay up and benefit the food cupboard; penalties for lost or damaged items are not included. “People from all walks of life use the library,” says chief librarian June Stockdale. “We’re an important part of the community — and so is the Nelson Food Cupboard. By working together we can fill both bellies and spirits.” The Nelson Food Cupboard Society is a non-profit organization concerned with providing healthy food for those in need. The organization also offers education around nutritional health and community awareness of poverty issues. The library will also accept additional cash donations for the Nelson Food Cupboard on November 19.

and in the other, a man suffered over 35 puncture wounds when his dog got in a fight with his neighbour’s pets. RCMP said the lack of a bylaw tied their hands. Previously, South Slocan residents looked at a localized dog control service

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

www.spca.bc.ca/nelson Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP)

Pets Available for Adoption Call 250-551-1053 for information or visit: www.homesforanimals.com

Super PET ADOPTION CLINIC this Sunday, November 13th, from 1-4 pm at DOGGIE STYLES, 638 Front St in the West Arm Plaza. Come and meet our adoptable rescue kittens, cats, dogs, and puppies. We can’t do it without you!

Call Wayne

PRICE REDUCED

Robert Goertz 250.354.8500 robert@valhallapathrealty.com www.kootenayconnector.com

$464,900

A brilliantly renovated classic that maintains its warmth and charm, this home features a new kitchen complete with period appropriate replica appliances.

Coco

Maxwell

Absolutely stunning 1 1/2 year 15 month old Italian Greyhound – old Siamese neutered male. Toy Manchester Terrier. Neutered, gets along with everybody. Needs Gets along with all a ton of exercise and a fully fenced yard.

Call Robert PUTTING THE V IN VALUE

Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584 norm@valhallapathrealty.com

$239,900

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

Tildie Very young, spayed, tux kitty. Such a wonderful, affectionate personality. Great family pet.

RURAL ELEGANCE

Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443 lev@valhallapathrealty.com

James Loeppky 250.509.0804 james@valhallapathrealty.com

Yara Chard 250.354.3382 info@nelsonlocal.com www.nelsonlocal.com

$579,900

Hidden on a no through road this house offers more than just a nice view. Every inch of this home has been carefully thought out from its grand master bedroom to the luxurious living area this house aims to please. Inlaws, friends or income this house has you covered with a self contained basement suite. This is a must see to appreciate.

Tuxie

Truffle Tux Manx (no tail) kitten, 10 weeks old. Healthy and happy, quite the wonderful personality. She’s a special needs kitten and needs a fabulous home. Tuxie is a “wobbly” kitten; she has some type of neurological disorder that makes her back legs weak. But it sure doesn’t slow her down! She will need to be a 100% inside kitty for life.

Call Lev or Norm

$373,000

½ ACRE CREEK SIDE, NEAR TOWN .49 acre creekside property just outside city limits! This very well cared for 4 bed, 2 bath home features new woodstove and a 465 sq. ft. deck. Custom glass doors throughout let in lots of light. Enjoy being close to town, close to the Waldorf School and close to nature. Call James

$539,900

MOTIVATED This North Shore home is situated on a very private, lush 1/2 acre fenced lot. With an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, sunken living areas, large bedrooms, and a huge workshop, there is something for everyone. A must see. Call Yara or visit www.NelsonLocal.com

www.valhallapathrealty.com

Puppies One female and two males, Shepherd/Lab, 10 weeks old. Happy, healthy, well socialized.

Check out these and other adoptables (we have new Collie-Shep-Lab pups in any day) on our web site (www.homes4animals.com) and KAAP’s Facebook page. Hope to see you on Sunday!

www.homesforanimals.com


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Friday, November 11, 2011 Nelson Star

NOW SELLING!

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY

NEW CONSTRUCTION PRE-SALES MOVE IN READY SOON!

Two Bedroom Design FROM $395 Bi-weekly

Two Bedroom • 3 piece Bath Maple Kitchen - Stainless Steel Appliances • Over 850 sq ft • Built in Fireplace Designer Lighting • 9ft ceilings • 2yr/5yr/10yr Home Warranty • Ground level entry - No stairs

$215,000

NET OF CASHBACK

INCLUDES HST*

Four Room Design FROM $485 Bi-weekly

Two Bedroom - Plus spacious Den with Studio off Master Bedroom • Custom Built-in Entertainment Centre • 3 piece Main Bath and 3 piece Ensuite • Built in Fireplace • Solid Maple Kitchen Custom Staircase • Vaulted Ceiling Over 1500 sq ft • Walk in Closet

$279,000

NET OF CASHBACK

INCLUDES HST*

TAKE ACTION NOW! First 3 Home Buyers

RECEIVE $10,000 CASH BACK Sales launch incentive

CONTACT: WEST CREEK DEVELOPMENTS 250.505.4820 westcreekvillage@shaw.ca *For approved buyers, contact developer for details

www.WestCreekVillage.ca Breathtaking Interior Design by Kootenai Moon Furniture


Friday, November 11, 2011 The Nelson Star  

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