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BC Senior Games

Information & Map Pullout, Pages 10 & 19 in the West Kootenay Advertiser, inside this edition.

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Nelson Flightfest a soaring success See Pages 14 & 15 280 Baker Street Nelson BC (250)

The British invasion coming to Balfour See Page 8

The West Kootenay welcomes the 2011 BC Seniors Games





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From whist to cycling to ice hockey... action around the West Kootenay is going to heat up next week as Nelson, Trail and Castlegar welcome the 2011 BC Seniors Games. Thousands of participants will converge on the area for five days of competition and camaraderie that will create new friendships and lasting memories. In today’s Nelson Star we are pleased to present everything you will need to know about the Games and some of its participants.


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News Nelson City Council Briefs

Cemetery bylaw tweaked


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Nelson city council voted to adopt an amended Nelson Municipal Cemetery Bylaw. The amended bylaw redefines the land included in the cemetery. The border change removes a portion of the cemetery that isn’t in Nelson’s boundaries (and thus can’t be municipally regulated) from the bylaw, and added a small portion of the grounds already in use that isn’t formally identified. The bylaw also now reads, “No person shall play a game or sport without express written permission of Council,” and the words “or plays any game or sport” have been deleted. The change stems from a request for a frisbee golf course proposal in the cemetary lands area.

City council changed a bylaw impacting land around the Bob Hall photo Nelson Cemetery.

TRANSIT FIGHT CONTINUES “We’re not going down without a fight,” said a crowd of passionate transit riders outside council chambers. A handful of transit supporters arrived at Monday’s council meeting to speak up

in defense of transit, but due to the structure of regular council meetings were unable to voice their concerns. Acting mayor Margaret Stacey addressed questions of when the public can address council and said there is time at committee of the

SNOW CLEARING CHANGES AHEAD An amended traffic bylaw will be going to third reading. In February council passed a resolution to have to the bylaw changed to address prohibited parking and snow clearing. In July, council also asked that the bylaw include a section to address boulevard maintenance. The bylaw, when adopted, will include regulations on parking to make snow clearing on residential streets more accessible, and that owners of a business or residence adjacent to a boulevard will be responsible for mowing the lawn, raking the leaves and other general maintenance.

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Police and Internal Security Keep Festival in Check

A relatively calm Shambhala MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

Traffic violations and drug possession were two of the main issues RCMP dealt with over the weekend as 10,000 festival-goers rolled through the area for the Shambhala Music Festival.

“People know that police are going to be there but for some reason still continue to commit offences.” Staff Sgt. Dan Seibel Nelson RCMP

“Whenever you have a large number of people getting together there is the potential for problems,” said Nelson RCMP staff sergeant Dan Seibel. “I was up at the site on Friday and did a walk through with security and the people were very mellow. I didn’t notice as many people who appeared under the influence of drugs and alcohol compared to last year, but again who knows whether it was the timing of things, it was earlier in the day, perhaps the majority of the people that were there at the time weren’t using drugs, or perhaps the people that were there were non-drug users, I don’t know.” Seibel said the main goal

of the RCMP going into the Shambhala weekend was to keep people safe in town and on the roads. “The bottom line is that there were no fatalities,” he said. The RCMP issued 52 violation tickets to people not wearing seatbelts and 13 violations to drivers without insurance. “In this day and age driving a vehicle on the roadway, that’s a lot of people not wearing seatbelts,” said Seibel. He said roadside alcoholrelated suspensions were also high. “People know that police are going to be there but for some reason still continue to commit offenses,” said Seibel. The Salmo RCMP detachment is recommending charges for eight separate counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. “The quantity that the individual had was not deemed to support a personal habit, and they might have other equipment like scales, capsules that would be used in selling and trafficking in drugs,” said Seibel. The security staff at Shambhala were also instrumental in searching vehicles as they entered the site. “I think last year was the first time that we worked closely with the security

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They partied this past weekend at the Salmo River Ranch, but police say they were impressed with the way Shambhala organizers managed to control the chaos.

where they were conscious of searching vehicles, and because it’s private property they have the right to search vehicles for alcohol weapons or drugs. There was a large number of seizures last year and we were down this year,” he said. Seibel thinks some people may have heard about the

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Story continues to ‘Festival’ on Page 25


Friday, August 12, 2011 Nelson Star

News West Kootenay History

The Mark of the Marblehead

photos and text by Greg



embers of the Arrow Lakes Historical Society recently toured the old Marblehead quarry in the Lardeau. Discovered around 1898, the site just north of Meadow Creek was active off and on from about 1908 through the late 1930s and provided marble for such noteworthy edifices as the Revelstoke courthouse, Mormon temple at Cardston, Saskatchewan legislature, and Great West Life building in Winnipeg. Since the 1970s, legions of graffiti artists have left their mark on the abandoned cavern.

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Profile on Business: Railway Station Specialty Meats and Deli

The world of meats


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here is nothing like food to bring a family together, and for the owners of Railway Station Specialty Meats and Deli nothing could be closer to the truth. Betty Peterson and Barry Jones aren’t just the owners of Railway Meats, they are brother and sister. “We fight, but I’m the older one so I always win the fights,” says Peterson with a laugh. They were born and raised in Nelson, but after buying a gym Jones moved up to Tumbler Ridge. “My other sister had a grocery store in Tumbler Ridge. We ended up selling the gym, and I was in the grocery business, and it was a small store and it was a small community so I had to learn to do everything including how to butcher meat, it was necessity more than anything,” he says. Like her brother, Peterson had no prior experience as a butcher. “I ran the Chevron station for years and years, and they closed it down. We had to do something, and we decided this would be a good thing because there was no butcher in town,” she says. Jones and his family moved back home soon after and the siblings began working together. When Railway Meats first moved into their location at the west end of Baker Street their only neighbour was Sunsport, but they were convinced that with the upgrades to the neighbourhood promised even six years ago, that more business would come. Jones learned to be a butcher by filling in at the grocery store, but he also learned from a long time butcher who worked with him. “He showed me a few things, and he was close to retirement, so he moved away and I fell into it more or less. When we closed the grocery store I worked in a meat shop where they did custom cutting like moose

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and hanging meat,” he says. Since Railway Meats opened, they have made a name for themselves with sausage lovers. “I had no idea, even after 30 years working in grocery stores, the market for sausages,” says Jones. Railway Meats makes 25 kinds of fresh sausages and Jones says they could probably sell 100 varieties if they had the space. “We make smoked sausages as well, like pepperoni and garlic sausage. I think people like to come in and know what’s in it and how it’s produced. We use really good quality product and they aren’t that fatty. There has to be a little bit of fat to make them moist, tender and juicy. And if people want to know what they are made out of they can come back and see,” says Jones. Railway Meats also smokes 80 to 85 per cent of all their smoked products including bacon, ham, smokies and smoked turkey. “People seem to like the idea that they know what’s in it and how it’s made,” says Jones. When Railway Meats opened, Jones says they carried all the wrong things. “Not so much the meat. We had the meat that you

could find anywhere else, and it was fine and we trimmed it nicely, but we didn’t have the impact like we have now since we went on the licensing program,” he says. They also weren’t ready for how much they would have to make themselves.

“People seem to like the idea that they know what’s in it and how it’s made.” Barry Jones

Railway Meats Co-Owner

“We make meat pies, I never would have thought we’d sell that many meat pies,” says Jones. Peterson says they thought customers would also be more price conscious than they are. “We were trying to compete with grocery stores. They have the flyer programs with deep discounts, but on the average week our pricing is probably about the same,” she says. As consumers become more aware of what they’re eating, Jones says he is staring to notice that customers are coming in asking for organic, grain-fed, or hor-

mone and anti-biotic free. “I think it is changing slowly, we get those questions all the time, and we tell people what we have to offer like hormone and anti-biotic free chickens, lamb, buffalo, and we can get organic beef,” he says. But for Jones and Peterson the priority is quality and providing a good eating experience for their customers, and organic doesn’t always mean quality. “People are fooled by that word ‘organic,’” says Peterson. The beef sold at Railway Meats is the top eight per cent of Angus Beef and they are the only butchers in the West Kootenay that sell it. “What we carry in the case is the top grade of product,” says Jones. “The people that are looking for a good eating experience, especially as far as beef and chicken, they are looking for quality and consistency.” As food trends progress, Railway Meats is getting more requests for the unusual cuts like ox tail, brisket and flank steak. “We carry them, and as long as people give us a bit of lead time, most items, we can get,” he says. Railway Meats is located in the lower end of Baker Street.

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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 8 (KOOTENAY LAKE) SCHOOL OPENING – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 All schools will open at regular times on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Kindergarten students DO NOT attend on this day. Please contact your school regarding Kindergarten schedules. Some bus runs have changed, please check the District website for all bus schedules or contact the Transportation Departments: 250-354-4871 (Nelson) or 250-428-5329 (Creston) ALL END OF THE DAY BUS RUNS ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 th WILL COMMENCE 3 HOURS PRIOR TO REGULAR DISMISSAL TIME. Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 will be a full school day, with regular schedules in effect. REGISTRATION OF STUDENTS NOT PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED Please register at your neighbourhood school from August 26 to 30, 2011. Counselors will be available at secondary schools. Reports from the last school attended should be presented at registration. Kindergarten Registration: A birth or baptismal certificate must be shown before a child can be registered. HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS As per the School Act and Regulations, parents/guardian(s) who choose to school their child(ren) at home are advised that they MUST register their child(ren) by September 30th with: ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾

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Friday, August 12, 2011 Nelson Star


The key to a happy life


n army of seasoned citizens will march into the West Kootenay next week for the BC Seniors Games. It’s certainly cause for celebration. The Games are a major undertaking. More than 3,200 competitors and 1,200 volunteers are at the heart of the Games starting Tuesday. For five days the Nelson/Castlegar/Trail area will be alive with activity in events ranging from whist to shot put to one act plays. The first round of applause of the Games goes to the local organizing committee. For the core group putting these Games together, it’s been many months of hard work. Now they are going to watch excitedly as it all unfolds before our eyes. Take a look at the list of Nelson area participants on pages 20 and 21 of today’s paper. It’s long and the odds are pretty good you know at least a few of the names. These men and women are in for a tremendous few days of competition, camaraderie and lasting memories. They will push their bodies and minds to the limit. In the end they will all be able to bask in a job well done. Beyond the organization and competition is the communities themselves. The 2011 Games have been an exercise in cooperation between towns that are traditional rivals. Next week we will have an opportunity to show off the wonderful plot of the province we call home. In that sense we are all ambassadors to our guests. A simple smile and “hello” to a stranger will help leave a pleasant impression on those who are coming to compete. At the root of all of this is a lesson. Politicians, professionals and advocates spend a lot of time debating the future of health care. Health care wants and needs for an aging population are many and it’s an impossible puzzle to solve. But if we are looking for the key to a healthy and happy life beyond the age of 55, it will be on full display for five days next week. Take the time to have a look around and soak in the spirit of all those involved. Wearing a swim cap, riding a road bike or dealing a hand of cards, the answer will be right before your eyes. 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 B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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The World View - Gwynne Dyer

Hold off on English Spring talk “I don’t call it rioting, I call it an insurrection of the masses of the people. It is happening in Syria, it is happening in Clapham, it’s happening in Liverpool, it’s happening in Port-ofSpain, Trinidad, and that is the nature of the historical moment,” said Darcus Howe, a black British journalist, in an interview with BBC television on Tuesday. The revolution has finally arrived: after the “Arab Spring”, here comes the “English Spring”. And the revolution is going to spread. There’s apparently a “Trinidadian Spring” too (although it’s also possible that Howe only mentioned Port-ofSpain because he grew up in Trinidad). Whatever. In any case, the English Spring is certainly an earth-shaking event. With London in flames, thousands dead, and the British government trembling before a full-scale insurrection of the masses, the collapse of the entire capitalist order is only moments away. As the Tunisian revolution led to the overthrow of Mubarak in Egypt and then to a non-violent revolutionary movement in Syria, so the overthrow of the British government will quickly lead to the destruction of the US government and the Chinese Communist regime. Wait a moment! This just in! London isn’t in flames after all. Some dozens of buildings have been burned in various residential parts of London, but none in the centre. Apart from the original demonstration outside a police station

in the London suburb of Tottenham by relatives of a suspected drug dealer who was shot by police on Sunday, it’s opportunistic looters who have been out on the streets, not political protesters. We in the media love stories of death and destruction, but it turns out that there aren’t thousands of dead either. As of Wednesday, there had been only five deaths that might be linked to the turmoil: three people killed in Birmingham by a speeding car probably driven by looters, one man found shot dead in a car in London for unexplained reasons, and the drug dealer, Mark Duggan, whose death at the hands of the police unleashed these events. There are certainly questions to be answered about Duggan’s killing (it appears that the gun he was carrying was never fired), and further questions to be asked about the way that the police dealt with his family afterwards. The demonstration outside Tottenham police station was genuinely political, and there are plausible claims that the police response was excessive. But after that, everything changed. On the second night, there was

no rioting, in the sense of demonstrations with a political motive or goal. There was just looting, as disaffected youths from the under-class seized the opportunity to acquire a little property from the rest of the population and damage a lot more. They feel that they have been abandoned by the society, and they are right. Every post-industrial society has a large and growing minority of permanently unemployed or under-employed people who would once have grown up into the good working-class jobs that no longer exist. They are present in significant numbers in Britain and in France, in the United States and in Russia, even in Japan. It’s those bored and angry youths who are looting in England now. Some people want to impose an ethnic explanation on this phenomenon. They try to define the looting and violence as a response by underprivileged black youths in Britain (or by underprivileged Muslim youth in the 2005 and 2007 riots in France). But the truth is that rioting and looting have always been equal-opportunity activities in both countries. In the past 30 years of

sporadic rioting and looting in England, every outbreak has included a large, probably majority participation by young whites from the under-class. The same was true of France in 2005 and 2007, where the young “Muslim” rioters were quite happy to be accompanied by their white and Asian friends from the same tower blocks. For complex cultural reasons, the looters in England are disproportionately Afro-Caribbean youths, but it is not a particularly racist society. Afro-Caribbeans come last in school performance in England, but the children of immigrants from Africa come first. Fifty per cent of second-generation AfroCaribbeans in England end up in inter-racial relationships – but often in relationships with people of the white under-class. No escape there. The real issue here is class — or to be more precise, the despair of the under-class. Less brutal and insulting behaviour towards the under-class by the police in normal times would reduce the level of resentment and the frequency of rioting and looting, but it wouldn’t stop it. So there will probably be at least a few days’ more looting in England, until the under-class youths in every city and neighbourhood have had a chance to vent their anger and fill their pockets. And then it will stop. For a while. 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

Roads subsidized too

At the city council meeting when the transit petition was presented on July 25 it was suggested by members of the council and the city manager that the public should make comments on the city website or write to individual council members or staff. This we did shortly after that meeting, but to date have no reply. The following are comments on the matter of reducing the transit service in our city and I would hope others will take the time to write to the City of Nelson with their thoughts and share them with a letter to the editor of the Nelson Star. The City of Nelson, mayor and council are saying they need to reduce the amount of subsidy they give to the operations of public transportation in our city, but haven’t indicated an amount. Based on information obtained from statistics found on their own website, Nelson subsidizes bus fares by approximately $2.07 per rider. In the greater Vancouver transit system that subsidy is approximately $3.85 per passenger, as recently reported in the news, with a much greater population and on top of that they collect a gas tax to pay for new infrastructure thus reducing their interest expense. The passenger subsidy cost for our city buses is about half what it costs for the city to provide streets available for the over 6,000 vehicles used by its citizens. This is in fact a subsidy paid for these citizens use which is contributed to by everyone who lives here, one way or another. We regularly hear our city boasting of how green we are now and how they plan to be GHG emission neutral. How does this decision to reduce our public transit system make sense in this regard? Should we not be improving

the system with more service to encourage more citizens to leave their gas guzzlers at home and use this less polluting system? Other cities have gone this way, by improving the system and reducing the cost to users with the result of immense user increases. This would also reduce the parking congestion we all complain about downtown and probably increase business for our downtown merchants, because people will be able to find a parking spot when they have to, for various reasons, bring their vehicles.

“Why are these billion dollar corporations allowed to get away with reducing land values within the city.” Currently we have four vacant lots in the city that formerly had service station businesses on them. They now sit vacant and polluted. How much taxes is the city losing by not having these lots usable again for operating businesses? Should we not have a city bylaw that doesn’t allow large and very profitable transnational corporations to pollute land and then simply walk away from this property, which thus significantly reduces the tax base for our city? And of course we can’t forget about the huge piece of property currently owned by CP Rail, which is virtually unused and so polluted that very limited use could be made of it, until it is remediated. Why then are these billion dollar corporations allowed to get away with reducing land values within the city and thus reducing tax revenues while low income or fixed income people are asked to suffer because of a very few

dollars needed to provide a good transit system? In many cases this is these folks only method of getting around to do business in the community. And you can be assured these people are shopping locally. Isn’t this a positive thing for local businesses? Local business will surely see a reduction of Sunday shoppers because there is no longer a local transit system. Oh! Some may say take a taxi. People who take the bus are mainly doing so because this is all they can afford. One final point. People who actually take the bus see the importance to so many citizens in our city for which this is their only method of getting around. Young people, families, particularly mothers with strollers, seniors and people with disabilities actually use and need this service to live in our community. Personally, in our family we spend close to $40 per month to ride the system and over the past 10 years I have never witnessed any of the current members of our council use this system. The survey done by BC Transit is based strictly on numbers and no faces are ever put to these statistics. Please, Mr. Mayor and council take the time to ride the system over a period of weeks before making any final decisions. We challenge the council to make a schedule for each of them to take turns leaving their vehicles at home and use the system so that you see first hand your constituents needs before you make up your minds. Looking forward to the open meeting scheduled for sometime down the road on this issue. Council, please ensure plenty of notice and lots of it is given for the citizens to be aware of this event. Wendy and Barry Nelson, Nelson

Council didn’t do the proper math The transit dilemma came with the deal when City Hall bought these buses; once again it succumbed to its addiction to wanting to be more than it is — a medium-sized town in a pleasant setting. City hall was not forced to buy them, but there was that afterglow of Olympic proportions. So nobody did the

math then — as a prudent precaution — which is being done now — as a justification! With many of Nelson’s neediest expected to pay for city hall’s folly in more ways than one! There is no reason why city hall — if willing — can’t go back on its motion — the swiftness with which the

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120 acres of absolutely incredible land located next to the Pulpit Rock Reserve. Mostly level or gently sloping with several amazing building sites. Sunny southern exposure. There is a basic serviced 2 bd home and a cabin, both require finishing. Water is from a spring. Seasonal access from Marsden Rd. and year around boat access from the Grohman Creek Dock. This is an extremely rare property so close to Nelson. Excellent opportunity for a group purchase for home or recreation.

114,900 + HST

Incredible river and mountain views all the way across the valley to Taghum. This hillside acreage has a building site, drilled well and approval for septic. There is a lovely spring on the property. Excellent access. Backs on to Crown land that is popular for outdoor adventure activities. This is a very smart buy for just under 5 acres less than 10 minutes from Nelson. Assessed value is $153,000.



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Here is a very affordable opportunity to buy a 3 bdrm home. It needs a bit of work (inspection on file) but is in a great location at Sunnyside just across the bridge. Large covered deck. A cozy pad with a private back yard.

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Travel in time at Balfour Concert at Kootenay Lakeview Lodge features ‘world’s best Beatles show’ and a natural setting organizers hope will be the next great outdoor venue

BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

On Sale now at the Nelson Regional Sports Council Special Evening Sale time: August 25th 4-6 pm at the Complex

Adult: Senior (60 and up): Student (13 and up): Child (6-12): Nelson Minor Hockey Player: Toddler (5 and under):

$180.00 $160.00 $160.00 $120.00 $ 90.00 FREE

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Few can boast of seeing The Beatles live. So this might be as close you get. Billed as “the world’s best Beatles tribute band,” Revolver is coming to the outdoor stage at Balfour’s Kootenay Lakeview Lodge. “It’s the overall sound that comes off the stage… you go ‘wow, that sounds so much like The Beatles it’s scary,’” says Revolver bassist Michael Sicoly. “You will think you’re in the company of The Beatles themselves. It’s a damn bold statement, but I’m that confident.” The 55-year-old Sicoly has been playing Beatles music since he was a kid. Like so many others of his generation, it’s the music that defined the 1960s. “The Beatles changed music. I know when I first heard them I said ‘that’s what I want to do,’” says Sicoly. “They influenced us as we grew up, they were our mentors. It’s probably the best pop music ever written… look at the way it’s stood the test of time.” Originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Sicoly moved to Vancouver in the mid1970s where he was involved in the music scene. In 1986 Sicoly was approached by former Prism drummer Rocket Norton to put together a Beatles tribute band for Expo. Sicoly recruited boyhood friend Mick Dalla-Vee who also shared a passion for the Fab Four. The three added Lower Mainland guitarist Skip Prest and Revolver was born. Revolver was an instant fan favourite at Expo as the lads perfected their tribute to the well-known classics. After Expo, all four Revolver members carried on with their regular jobs as session musicians and entertainers. Revolver continued for a few years, playing the odd special show. Then for several years the long and winding road for Revolver looked be over. Two years ago Sicoly was approached about an idea for a special show to mark The Beatles 45th anniversary of playing Empire Stadium in Vancouver.

Revolver will be the closest thing you will get to The Beatles live to the outdoor stage at Balfour later this month.

“I really wasn’t into it, I had this hang-up that we’re too old to be doing this,” says Sicoly. “But I talked to the guys and they said ‘you’re never too old to play Beatles songs.’ So we dusted off the outfits from the closet and they all fit, which was good.”

“It’s a spectacular setting. I mean where is a more spectacular spot... really.” Reg Clarkson

Kootenay Lakeview Lodge

The Empire show attracted 15,000 at the PNE, proving to the members of Revolver that The Beatles music is as popular as ever. With that boost of confidence they started to play a little more frequently and found the crowds were very enthusiastic. “It’s brilliantly written and it’s catchy as hell,” Sicoly says of the attraction to music that is almost half a century old. “It’s just really fun to sing those tunes and fun makes people excel at anything they do.” Last summer Sicoly was in the Kootenays visiting old pal Reg Clarkson at Kootenay Lakeview Lodge. Sharing a love for golf and music, the two became friends in Vancouver “back in the old days.” “We were two members of a mutual admiration society,” laughs Clarkson. “I admired him because he was such a

talented musician and he admired me because I could hit a golf ball 300 yards.” Clarkson bounced the idea of an outdoor concert off Sicoly. A few years back Lakeview Lodge hosted EdFest — a fundraiser for Ed Natyshak who was seriously injured in a mountain bike accident — that attracted 900 people to the grounds. Clarkson saw the venue as a place where outdoor events could regularly be held and Sicoly agreed. “I figured bringing Revolver here was perfect for this area and for this kind of launch,” says Clarkson. On August 20 the plan born on the golf course will play out when Revolver hits the stage. “It’s a spectacular setting,” Clarkson says of the venue. “I mean where is a more spectacular spot… really.” The four lads from Revolver can’t wait. “It’s fresh because we don’t do it a lot,” Sicoly says of playing the Beatles tunes. “This show in Balfour, we’re just dying to do it because we haven’t played in a couple months. We don’t run the thing ragged and that’s what’s good about it.” There are a number of packages available for the concert, some that include dinner and accommodation. Tickets are available at Eddy’s Music, Stuart’s News and several Balfour locations. For more information head to

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Play it safe over summer.

John Mayall on Stage at The Royal

Blues fans pinch themselves

Summer season is in full swing, with great weather, summer vacations, and outdoor entertaining the order of the day. But spending more time outdoors using backyard barbeques and having pool parties can leave you and your home vulnerable to damage and liability. Before you fire up the BBQ or jump in for a cool down, remember these safety precautions to keep your family, friends, and home safe.

MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

Megan Cole photo

Blues legend John Mayall at The Royal last Thursday night.

It was the kind of concert that many blues fans dream about, blues legend John Mayall in a small bar. For Nelson blues fans, that dream came true last Thursday night at the Royal. Mayall and his band hit the stage at the Royal for two backto-back shows playing songs from the Bluesbreakers, Turning Point and finishing the night off with an encore performance of Freddy King’s Hideaway. The songs were full of long guitar riffs by Rocky Athas and powerful rhythms on bass by Greg Rzab and on drums by Jay Davenport. Even though the early show got started a bit late, fans left happy with their fill of the blues. For more information on upcoming concerts at the Royal go to

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Celebrate 100 years of BC Parks on Saturday, August 13 with a special guest presentation by local author Eileen Delehanty Pearkes entitled From caribou to camas: exploring wild foods in Sinixt Interior Salish culture. This event will dovetail with the celebrations planned for earlier in the day at Kokanee Glacier park. Finish off you day in the alpine with a fascinating lecture on the remarkable relationship between the Sinixt people and their traditional environment. The presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Kokanee Creek visitor’s centre theatre.



Aug. 12th - Deekline Aug. 13th - Big Jules & Philth Kids Aug. 16th - Oka

Live Austrailian Techno Funk

Aug. 19th - Humans w/Ricco & Vinnie the Squid Aug. 20th - DJ Hedspin

The Eh! Team DJs

Aug. 25th - Nelson Ford Reverse Board-Off



Aug. 26th - Figure & The Killabits Sep. 4th

- Pride Glam Dance

with Sugar Coated


Sep. 9th -

DJ Terrantino

Retro Hits

Sep. 10th - Val Kilmer & The New Coke

Live 80’s


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

with Balkans

Sep. 22nd - Michael Rault Sep. 23rd - Karkwa

2010 Polaris Music Award Winners

Sep. 24th - Said the Whale

2011 Juno Winners:

Best New Group

Sep. 27th - Hollerado

with Young Rival & Wildlife

Every Thursday features various dj’s. No Cover!

in the Best Western

Chef Cliff Schoeber is pleased to announce:

Weekend Prime Rib

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

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Picture shoving your canoe or kayak off from a private sandy beach on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake and checking the wind as you turn and head toward the main Lake. The crystal droplets dance and fall off your paddle as you leisurely make your way past more beautiful private waterfront homes with their own docks and various water craft. On Saturday, August 13 that’s exactly what the Columbia Canoe and Kayak Club invites you to do. We will launch from Yvonne Tremblay’s private beach, where some will have camped the night before. The Tremblay home has been in the family for generations and we are fortunate that Yvonne wants to share this beautiful property with others. Phone Yvonne at 250-825-9238 for directions and launch time. The public is invited free and members (or soon-to-be members) should let Yvonne know if you would like to camp on the beach before or after the paddle.

Do your kids love making art? Do they love camping? If your kids are between five and 12 years old, join Kokanee Park art instructors for regular or drop-in art classes at the Visitor’s Centre. Classes run from 1 to 3 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Labour Day. The two hour class fee is $10 including materials. Seven to 12-year-olds may be dropped off, and five to six-year-olds are welcome to attend accompanied by an adult. For more information email


Every Saturday this summer, Touchstones Nelson will be offering free guided tours of the permanent museum exhibit with paid admission! Tours will run from July 16 to August 20 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Our experienced docents are available for information inquiries as well as informative tours that cater to all age groups! With a friendly and knowledgeable docent you can see the museum like you’ve never seen it before!


St. Saviour’s Anglican Church is building on the success of its inaugural summer public tours launched last year by again throwing open its doors. The church, located at the corner of Silica and Ward Streets, will again be open during the months of July and August with volunteer tour guides in attendance to answer questions. Alternately, visitors can pick up an informational pamphlet for a self guided tour or just enjoy a quiet contemplative time. The church is RITA MOIR BOOK LAUNCH open for tours, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday inclusive, durCommunities are bound together by their celebrations. Given that ing the months of July and August. Tours are free, though donations Rita Moir’s new book, The Third Crop celebrates the diverse commu- are accepted and books detailing the church’s history are available. nities of the Slocan Valley, it makes sense to introduce this volume to the world at a great, big party. “The Third Crop celebrates abun- TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 dance,” Moir says, “so all the food served at the launch will be locally What’s happening in the world of work? What’s happening in Nelgrown or made. We’ll have locally grown veggies for dipping, pyrahi son? Where are the jobs? In this fun, interactive workshop we will (vegetable tarts) made by Doukhobor women, and many goodies explore what’s happening and strategies to find work that works for made by Fomi’s Bakery, including a cake decorated as the front of the you! Please register beforehand to save your seat in this free workbook.” The launch will also feature music by Mabel Kabatoff, Mike shop. Register at or call 250-352-6200, 1-877-952Kooznetsoff, and Joanne Taylor. Festivities get under way Sunday 6200. August 21 with hors d’oeuvres and desserts starting at 3:30 p.m. and an author presentation at 4 p.m. The event will be held at Vallican WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17 Whole at 3762 Little Slocan River Road. This event is free and open The 2011 BC Seniors Games comes to Trail, Castlegar and Nelson. to the public. Take in the events and cheer on the athletes. The opening ceremonies are at Haley Park and begin at 5 p.m. The Games will be in town 72 HOUR ART SLAM until August 20. For information on the events and to see a schedule Nelson’s AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society are visit organizing an a 72 hour art slam to address social issues and stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS in the community, while celebrating artists The Nelson Library is hosting it’s final teen program of the summer: and art in the community. Participants can submit a film, poetry, Jumpstart! With author Anne DeGrace. The workshop will teach tips theatre, song, painting, sculpture, dance and any other type of artist and exercises to get you out of the starting gate and onto the page. expression. The competition will be held between August 19 and 22, Find out what makes a good story, how to get the most out of your with a showcase event on the 26th for the general public to attend. characters, how to be a good eavesdropper and more. There will also For more information contact Please contact Carmen or Brahm at be great writing exercises to take home. Program includes snacks or 250-505-5506. and prizes and is absolutely free for teens ages 12 and up. Drop-ins are welcome. Contact Joanne at for more info.


Nelson’s premier arts festival is back for its 23rd year. Running for six weeks until September 2, Nelson’s ArtWalk offers area artists the opportunity to have their work viewed by more than a thousand artlovers. It gives downtown businesses a doorway into creative culture; and it’s a veritable feast for the ArtWalking public. For a list of venues visit the Nelson and District Arts Council website at


Looking for a weekend of yoga, ritual, meditation, raw food, massage and more? Ashinah is offering a weekend retreat that will evolve around the transformational aspects of water. The aim of the weekend retreat is to awaken the internal rhythms, ebbs, and flows accessing our natural balance. The retreat will take place August 12 to 14 in Winlaw. For more information and bookings visit wayofwater. or call 250-354-0388.

PUBLIC MEETING The Developer West Creek Developments Inc. is holding a public meeting at 5:30pm, August 16th, 2011 in the Emporium room at the Hume Hotel to discuss the re-zoning of 2101 Perrier road in Nelson. The application has been made to the City of Nelson to change the zoning from R-1 single and two family residential zoning to apartment residential zoning R-4 to accommodate an eight unit multifamily building. Please join us to view construction plans and share any thoughts or concerns. West Creek Developments Inc. Box 892 Nelson BC V1L 6A5 250-505-4820


How does social media help in a job search? In this workshop we will explore how job seekers and employers are using social media to find the right fit. Find out more about Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Please register beforehand to save your seat in this free workshop. To register contact or call (250) 352-6200 or 1-877-9526200.


MarketFest is back again for August. Featuring 100 vendors, two stages, live music, dancers, and much more! MarketFest is a family friendly event and the EcoSociety encourages the diversity of the Kootenays and encourages the use of our incredible local goods. MarketFest takes place on the 200 and 300 blocks of Baker Street. For more information visit

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Entertainment listings


The Royal

The B.O.A.T.

Below the Hume Hotel

330 Baker Street

Kootenay Lakeview Lodge, Balfour

Saturday, August 13

Saturday, August 13

Saturday, August 20

Big Jules

Mighty Popo

Big Jules is back in his hometown and will be hitting the stage with the Philthkids for a post-Shambhala shakedown. During his more than 10 year DJ career Big Jules has been know for playing a diverse array of forward thinking club music. Currently residing in Vancouver, this one time Nelson local is sure to bring the heat. You can expect to hear everything from classic house and twostep to the latest bass music. The Philthkids productions are tearing in up on an international level. Their recent single Mo Fiyah was just featured in Wildlife!’s Juno chart. Cover is only a toonie so come on out for this locals night. Doors open at 10 p.m.

The highly talented Juno winner, Mighty Popo, is bringing his African rhythm and roots band to the Kootenays for a very special performance. This is an opportunity to see one of the world’s finest performers right here in Nelson. Opening the show will be Kirby, a talented, upbeat and contagious singer-songwriter and DJ Papa Roots and his blend of funky, world rhythms. Tickets are $15 available at and Royal Espresso.

Sunday, August 14

Wednesday, August 17

Come enjoy the open stage and all it’s goodness at the weekly variety show with Estevan and Tracey Lynn. Take your turn in the spotlight or enjoy the talented folk that do. The show starts at 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 18

Come and witness the greatest Beatles show on Earth! Live at the Kootenay Lakeview Lodge, Revolver, will be playing all of your favorite Beatles hits while putting on a show you will never forget. This two act performance will take you through all the decades of the Beatles unforgettable career. All the way from their beginnings at the Ed Sullivan Show to their last live performance together, atop Apple Records on Abbey Revolver Road. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime concert in the heart of the Kootenays! General admission tickets are $35, for reserved steak and prawn dinner tickets $85 and for the Skybox experience which accommodates four people it’s $500. Tickets are available in Nelson at Eddy’s Music, in Castlegar at Andre’s Audiotronic, at many businesses in Balfour, at McQ’s Restaurant and Kootenay Lakeview Lodge and by phone at 1-877-229-4141.

Kaslo Hotel 430 Front Street, Kaslo

Saturday, August 13

Local band, Oklahoma Connection plays the Kaslo Hotel Pub. This eclectic, fun adhoc group of friends will get you foot stomping and dancing. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. No cover charge.

Tuesday, August 16

Something new for the Kaslo Hotel: the Sundowner Comedy Tour comes to Kaslo for one night only. $15 at the door for two great shows featuring the comedy of Brett Martin and Simon King. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. Why not stay over night or stay two nights and enjoy Wednesdays’ popular wing night? Special room rates for show goers. For information: 250-353-7714 or 866-823-1433 or

SelfDesign High Second Floor, Canadian Legion, 402 Victoria Street, Nelson

Saturday, August 13 Oka When Stu Boga Fergie was only a child, his Yakin Andu elders gifted him with the nickname DidgeriStu, a nod to his prodigious skills on the didgeridoo. They must have had a gift of foresight. Now, DidgeriStu is all grown up, and his skills on the otherworldly Australian instrument are too. As one half of the genre-defying dance-roots duo Oka, Fergie rattles earth and sky on his didge; he also brings the ancient stories of his people to stages across the world. Next to him sits Chris, a man with haunting sense of melody and a daunting collection of instruments (bamboo flutes, harmonica, slide guitar and more). With or without their rhythm section, Oka updates the throbbing, earthy beats of tribal music for the digital age, while keeping their spiritual melodies pure. Tickets are $10 at the door. The doors open at 10 p.m.

Shane Philip Multi-instrumentalist Shane Philip returns to the Royal. Philip is known worldwide for his dynamic didgeridoo-infused music and has been touring constantly for the past few years now. His rhythmic and intoxicating sounds are powerful enough to fill a room with dancing fans and soulful enough to quiet a packed house. Those songs have captured audiences for years in Canada, particularly along the west coast, but for the past five years, he’s captured listeners around the globe. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets are available, Royal Espresso and Eddy Music.

This way or that way, we’ve got your covered. . .

Join us to welcome members of Wiñay Taki Ayllu from Pisac, Peru, who are visiting Nelson this summer. Dressed in traditional Andean costume, you will be greeted with Pututus - conch shells, followed by an introduction to the group. They will share the teachings of the Andean calendar portrayed with traditional music featuring flutes and drums. After a short intermission Wiñay Taki will show a short video Kawsay Raymi, meaning a happy life, celebrating universal interconnection, reciprocity, and respect that form the basis of the indigenous Andean Wiñay Taki Ayllu value system. Following a performance with stringed instruments enhanced with projections of paintings, a portrait of Kusi Kawsay, a Waldorf inspired school based in the Andean traditions, will be given. The event starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door.

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The Nelson Pilots Association put on Flightfest 2011 at the Norman Stibbs airfield on Saturday. Under perfect blue skies, the crowds flocked to the waterfront to check out the sights and sounds of the aircraft that were on display on the ground and high above...

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lightfest took off on Saturday as aviation fans of all ages descended on the Nelson Airport. The morning started off with a pancake breakfast and visitors were able to see a variety of aircrafts from World War II era planes and a Cold War Jet to Piper Comanche’s and float planes. People were also able to take part in the fun by going up on a sightseeing tour in a plane or a helicopter. There were acrobatic demonstrations visible through out the city by Bill Carter, John Mrazek and Paul Hajduk. Even though the airport was the hub of activity for Flightfest, the sites and sounds were visible around town. — Megan Cole


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6624 Highway 3A $649,000 0.80 Acre property with 125’ of sandy beach & a new dock. 3 Bdrm/4bath home has a separate wing with an indoor pool & hot tub. Panoramic Sunshine Bay views. Large deck off the living room. Recent upgrades. Enjoy Kootenay recreation on the North Shore. Call John for details.


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Lot B Howe Street $149,000 Treed site at the corner of Fort Sheppard and Howe St. Views of the Kootenay River and valley down thru Grohman. The property slopes suitably to allow for a walk out basement. The lot is irregularly shaped. Call David for more info.

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#304-1901 Choquette Ave $295,000 Competitively Priced 4 year new 2-3 bdrm, 3 bath, townhouse Features modern accents, timber frame details, maple cabinetry, loft, hardwood & slate floors, vaulted ceilings, & fireplace. Beautiful location between Park & Granite Pointe Golf Course offering biking & walking trails, or practice your swing on the links. Quiet Rosemont location. NO HST. Call Burke for details.

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Community Seasonings: A Year of Great Recipes in Your Local Paper

The incredible taste of growing your own ANNE DEGRACE Special to the Nelson Star


here’s a real pleasure to knowing that the tomato on your plate came from the garden in your yard. You planted that seedling, mulched and watered, watched

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it blossom, prayed for bees, and waited for that moment of perfection so you could cradle that perfect, ripe fruit and liberate it. Most of us can grow a pretty good tomato; probably all of us can grow a zucchini (smile at one sideways and it’ll double in size); but who among us knows how to grow a lentil — or many hundreds of thousands. Luckily, Roy and Sherry Lawrence of Creston do. Luckily, also, there is Kootenay Grain CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) to help get grain to plate, with the added bonus that we know where they came from — and that’s our neighbourhood. The Lawrence farm is in West Creston, following family tradition; Roy’s grandfather started farming in Creston in the early 1940s. Employing sustainable farming practice, the Lawrences are working towards making their farm 100 per cent organic. Kootenay Grain CSA members buy shares at the start of the season. By the end, the size of the share depends on the success of the year, but one thing is certain: oats, spelt, kamut, lentils, and several kinds of wheat will be on the menu — from the farmer’s

field to your table, with nary a middleman to be found. It’s healthy, sustainable, and — well, friendly. It doesn’t get much better than that. Seasonings recipes and literary contributions celebrate locally available foods, embrace the seasons of growing, harvesting, drying, milling, and preserving, and honour the time-honoured tradition of over-thefence food exchange — whether that’s trading tomatoes for zucchinis, or simply leaving the latter like a foundling on your next-door-neighbour’s fence. It also honours community, which is what both the Kootenay Grain CSA and the GreekStyle Creston LentilFeta Burger (see recipe this page) are all about. Thanks to Jody Eaton of FeastWest Foods for this one.

Brought to you by the Nelson Public Library, nelsonlibrary. ca, and the Kootenay Country Store Cooperative, kootenay. coop. Photograph by Heather Goldsworthy, Seasonings is available locally at the library, the Kootenay Co-op, Otter Books, Cottonwood Kitchens, and Culinary Conspiracy. All proceeds benefit the Nelson Public Library.





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This Greek-inspired recipe features the lentils grown in the Creston Valley and goat feta produced locally. The fresh herb flavours can be found in your summer garden or local market. This burger is easily adapted for a vegan diet and is excellent topped with a finely diced Greek dalad! Makes: 4 large patties, or 8 appetizer sized patties 1 cup well-cooked Creston lentils 1 onion and 1 clove garlic, minced ½ cup cooked brown rice ¼ cup fresh bread crumbs (optional) ¼ cup ground goat feta 1 Tbsp plain yogurt 1 egg 1 Tbsp each freshly minced parsley, mint, oregano Salt and pepper to taste Saute onion and garlic in a tsp of oil and set aside. Mix all remaining ingredients in a bowl and let stand 10 minutes. Add onion and garlic and mix well. Divide and form into patties. Fry until both sides are golden brown, about 10 minutes. Vegan option: Replace goat feta with ¼ ½ cup vegan friendly cheese, omit egg, use 1 Tbsp non-dairy yogurt.


Arlene Pervin is the author of Kootenay Tales and Rocky Mountain Tales and has contributed to the popular Harrowsmith cookbooks. She lives and writes in Moyie, near Creston. Gardening is a gift By Arlene Pervin Gardening is a gift A gift of pleasure Coupled with the gift of spring The awakening of the tactile The visual, the olfactory Leading to culinary sensation And experimentation Gardening begins with cultivation and offers the lands culmination

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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH #51 Renovations and upgrades to existing stairwell Copy of blueprints available at 402 Victoria Street Closing date is Monday, August 22nd, 2011

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KRIS WITT Four Reasons Why Next Week’s Games are Going to be Fantastic

The stories and the spirit

‘I used to sweat blood’ Jack Richards

MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter


ack Richards set the stakes high when he bowled his first game in Dauphin, Manitoba. “I was in the Air Force, and I’ve only bowled one game bigger since. I think I bowled 387 that day,� he said with a laugh. Richards, who is 89, is part of the West Kootenay bowling team for the upcoming BC Seniors Games. “I’m not nervous like I used to be for competitions,� he said. “I used Jack Richardson to sweat blood pretty much, but now I just take it as it comes more or less.� Richards hasn’t always bowled, but he’s always been active. “When I came here I thought there was nothing like badminton. Roger


Gunning for ‘shoes gold Nancy Cataford

MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter


hrowing horseshoes has always been a family affair for Nancy Cataford. Her dad taught her and her sister to play when she was seven. “We went out to a farm and got real horseshoes from a horse for us to play with. He would often have to fish them out of the trees because


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ABOVE — Cataford practices for the upcoming Games in her “slanted� backyard horseshoe pits. BELOW — With the trophies she won with her father when she was just getting started.

we would throw them too high. He was so patient all those years, I bet he fished a thousand horseshoes out of the trees for us,� said Cataford. She played with her dad in regattas near the lake in Ontario where her family had a trailer. She still has the trophies that she and her dad won in 1979 when they played together. “My dad always played, not professional or anything, but he played with a lot of guys that were professionals, so my dad was good. He could just toss it and it would go on the pin,� said Cataford. She moved to Nelson in 1989 from Oshawa, Ontario after her husband said he was going to move to Nelson. “My husband had worked out here as an electrician at Chahko Mika Mall and he always said he wanted to come back. When I met him, which was in 1988, and he said he was going to Nelson and I said, ‘not without us you aren’t,’� she said. Feature continues to Page 18

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Kerby and I were badminton partners for about 12 years. Then when I was a carpenter for some reason I found it too difficult and my legs wouldn’t work. The doctor solved that, so I could have gone back to it,� he said. Richard was also involved in square dancing but found that too much. The promise of work in Castlegar drew Richards from Tappen, B.C. in 1952. “They were going to build the big sawmill and all that, and all the dams that were put in. It looked like it was going to be really progressive,� he said. Richards worked for T.H. Waters for a number of years, which meant that he was away from home nearly all the time. “I couldn’t do any bowling, and as soon as I was home for a while I started bowling. My wife was a good bowler and we did a lot of bowling together,� he said. This isn’t Richards first time competing in the Seniors Games. He has participated three times in the past. “My goal is to just bowl as high as I can. I’ve been bowling well in the last few years for some strange reason. My average is way down from what it used to be, it used to be 222, and now it’s 161,� he said. The five pin bowling will take place in Trail at Glenmerry Bowl on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.


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Continued from Page 17 Cataford sold everything and quit her job and the left for the Kootenays. “I didn’t have a clue where I was going to, but when we got to the orange bridge, because we left our two kids in Wycliffe with my best friend while we

“You don’t die at 55, I was looking forward to participating in the Seniors Games, and I think it keeps me young.” Nancy Cataford

Nelson Horseshoes Competitor

looked for a house, and I just saw the bridge and thought, ‘Oh my God, this is just amazing,’” She’s been practicing for the upcoming BC Seniors Games in her backyard. “I find with horseshoes it’s an individual sport and there is a lot of skill to

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it, so you are always trying to improve every time. Now I have horseshoe pits in my backyard, but mine are slanted on a hill, so if I can throw ringers there, I know I can throw it on flat ground,” said Cataford. She took home the bronze medal at the BC Seniors Games in Richmond in 2009. “I don’t remember their names, but the two that won gold and silver were good, I beat them in some games, so I knew I could do it but I hadn’t played in years. I’ve just been away. I was in Europe and I just got back from the Arctic, so I need to get out there and practice,” she said. “I’m really excited I want everyone to see what it’s like. You don’t die at 55, I was looking forward to participating in the Seniors Games, and I think it keeps me young.” Horseshoes will take place in Castlegar at the Pass Creek regional exhibition grounds.


Born for the water Wilma Turner

MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter


wimming has become more than just a hobby for Wilma Turner. Since she learned to swim as a child in Peru, it has become an important part of who she is. “My dad had us in the swimming pool when we were about two or three, and I swam from then on. I guess it’s my thing,” said Turner. She started competing as a child while still living in Peru and then when


her family moved to Calgary, she continued to swim. “I took aquatic courses through the Royal Lifesaving and the Red Cross, and then I got married and moved to Nelson, and had children and I knew that swimming was going to be a part of their life. I got recertified and became a swim instructor and Wilma Turner lifeguard,” said Turner. She began managing pools and the guards at Lakeside Park and Gyro Park in the 1960s. “We really decided we needed an indoor pool and I got on a committee

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Continued from Page 18 in 1966 and it was to strive to get an indoor pool,” said Turner. It took seven years for the indoor pool to get to a referendum in 1973, and the pool that is at the Nelson and District Community Complex is the one that Turner helped create. “It was managed for a few years, and it wasn’t too successful to get it going, so they came to me and said ‘Well, you wanted this pool, so what would you do different?’ They hired me as manager in 1979 and I managed until 1995,” she said. Turner spent many years completing courses in synchronized swimming, diving, first aid and other aquatic courses. “I loved it and a felt like that was where I really belonged,” she said. The BC Seniors Games will be the first time that Turner has swam competitively since she was a 18 years old. “I’ve had two knees replaced and I’ve

found going back to the pool and the gym three days a week is just the best thing you can do for yourself if you want to achieve that mobility again,” she said. “Now that I’m training for the BC Seniors Games, I’ve been going to the pool and working on what I’m going to compete in, and then I go up to the gym, and I love it.” Turner has Turner during her some nerves competitive years. about competing for the first time in such a long time but feels good about the competition. “I’ve looked at the times from last year and I feel that I’m close, but there’s

very morning for the last 30 years, Paul and Vera Holitzki have played a game of cribbage. From their North Shore lakefront home, the couple counts 15s, looks for runs and pegs points.

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no promises just a lot of positive thinking,” she said. Swimming will take place at the Trail Aquatic Leisure Centre.


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Paul and Vera Holitzki BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor


Next week the Holitzkis will match hands with the best cribbage players around the province in the BC Seniors Games. “We have a game every morning, shortly after breakfast,” says Paul. The couple are BC Seniors Games rookies. In fact, they had no idea such an outlet for their card playing passion even existed until a couple of months ago. “I just happened to see it in the newspaper and because it’s right on our doorstep… I just thought why not?” says Vera. “At first I thought it was kind of unusual to have cribbage and bridge in a Games. I can’t run fast anymore, so I thought why not try cribbage.” Vera, 75, and Paul, 78, both grew up in Kelowna. They moved to Nelson in 1975 with their four kids when the Ministry of Forests transferred Paul. It was Story continues to ‘The Secret’ on Page 21

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The secret to marriage happiness

Paul and Vera Holitzki get down to business.

Cont. from Page 19 the family’s 12th move as Paul — who was a forest ranger — was in a position that required plenty of new posts. Nelson was the final stop. Two of their four children — and five of their nine grandchildren — still live in Nelson. The Holitzkis have played competitive sports like baseball, volleyball, hockey, bowling and curling all their lives. With a thirst for competition and enjoyment of cards, they went to the qualifying tournament in Castlegar in the spring. “My knees were

shaking when we went to qualify because I wasn’t sure what they expected or what we needed to do,” says Vera. “But it was very casual and very fun to meet different people.” Cribbage has been around since the 17th century where the early version was played in England. It involves playing and grouping cards to gain points. The points are marked on the cribbage board which races to 120 points. The Holitzkis will be playing as a team in a four-person version of the game. Like most games,

cribbage requires a solid understanding of the strategy to do well. But Vera, who plays bridge with a group of ladies twice a month, says there is plenty of luck involved. “It’s not a game like bridge where there is a lot of skill,” she says. “If you don’t get the cards, then there is not much you can do.” The cribbage venue will be set up at Nelson’s Central School next week where the couple will see if their top finish in the qualifying tournament carries over to provincial test. Though they wouldn’t divulge any of their strategy, the couple — who have been married for 54 years — did impart a nugget of wisdom on how to stay happy after all these years. “It’s a real combination and whole array of different things, but that

doesn’t mean we haven’t had our differences,” says Paul. “We love each other and always have… that’s the most important part.”



Dylan expresses the feeling that “Life often begins to feel like a trap, I am ensnared in my locations, and the people I know. Perhaps the imagery of my life has more to do with my identity, than for instance, the clothes I wear or the cantankerous hair that sprouts from my head.” He grew up with cartoons and they still have very much to do with his identity. Through his work he uses the same medium he grew up with to “understand the negative attributes, I attempt to hijack the same medium taught to me by Walt’s minions, and wreak havoc on institutionalized knowledge.”

Dylan’s work can be seen at the Royal Bar & Grill during ArtWalk – on now until September 2nd.


The Yoga Loft

Friday, August 12, 2011 Nelson Star with jenna arpita 250-365-7414

SUMMER YOGA WITH JENNA Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-12:30 625 Front Street, Nelson Tuesdays 5:30pm Pass Creek Hall All levels welcome Drop in $11-$15 sliding scale P.P. $50


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Touchstones of Nelson — Greg Scott


City prepares for transients

TO: Students and Parents of School District #8 (Kootenay Lake) Please be advised that there are some minor changes to our school bus routes for the 2011-2012 school year. Please check our website at: after August 12, 2011 for updates or phone the Transportation Department at 250-354-4871.

Dateline August 1, 1938

Fall Registration Starts Now! Call 250-352-2071for early registration, information and forms In person registration at Dance Studio at the Old Civic Centre Sept 8, 2011 5-7 pm Some classes may be full by this time so register early!!!


hat he could not help feeling “some of these witnesses were lying”, that he “could not trust” some of the statements they made, that there

were discrepancies in them, and that more was known about the death of the child than had been revealed were assertions by Dr. H.H. MacKenzie, coroner, as he instructed the jury near the close

Been There DONE THAT

First hand reports from local travellers

Travel Becomes You: Milan to Zurich by Joe Dunn

Milan, a northern capital so very sophisticated and tense. Even La Dolce Vita lifestyle doesn’t overcome the businesslike, fashionable Milanese. These busy northern Italians can cut you down with a raised eyebrow. In Barcelona I shed my Toronto skin and packed all my clothes in my suitcase and sent it home. I went out and bought a backpack, sleeping bag, jeans and a shirt, combined with my all-weather coat and my trusting baby face how could I go wrong? Well you know those very sexy Italian women love men but only if they are as trendy and sexy as themselves so I thought I’d better get some culture. What’s got more culture than yogurt? – Opera. Milan is the home of Opera at La Scala so with my $5/ day book I bought a discount nose bleed ticket to the show. And they actually let me in. Lots of dressed up people giving me the once over and that was just the ushers. It was a beautiful house full of beautiful people and some rotund ladies singing very loudly with great passion. It didn’t take. I left thinking well that’s $3.50 I’ll never see again.

Meticulous Travel Full Service Agency 3062 Hwy 3A Nelson, BC V1L 6Z9

I spent a few days taking in the ambiance of northern Italy and then got out my plane ticket and off to Switzerland and a whole new awakening.... I was born in Toronto and had never seen mountains but for some reason I started skiing in Toronto which has no hills let alone mountains. I saw skiing on TV and liked it so I found some wooden strap-on skis and got on the bus to a hill with a rope tow and a 200’ vertical that ended at a freeway. In the winter I’d schlep my stuff up there and race down the frozen crud for 30 seconds of bliss. Imagine the Alps. Flying into Zurich was a life changing moment- to see the frozen grandeur of the Alps. .Zurich is pure Teutonic – clean, well managed and efficient, with good food and great beer. Streetcars will take you anywhere. So I used my Eurail pass and got on a train east into the mountains.( Sandy can explain this better but a Eurail pass gives you unlimited travel for a defined length of time – just get on and off ). I saw a poster on the train for a village near Zermatt and the Matterhorn so I got off the train and took a bus up to the village. This sounds easy but bear in mind that I don’t speak German or Swiss and I was making it up as I went. The secret to travel is to plunge in and fake it. A strange area is someone else’s back yard. I ended up in a small village, small room and mega skiing in the shadow of the Matterhorn. Skiing in the Alps is not just a hobby it’s a way of life with lifts and trams throughout the valleys. You take the cable car to the top and see mountains and lifts to the horizon with buses at the base to take you back where you started. Spring skiing in the Alps means from the frozen tops through miles of glades and alpine wine bars at mid level to slushy fields and cows at the bottom. My love of the mountains was born. Back on the train and off to Vienna and the Iron Curtain, Prague and Check Point Charlie.

Sandra Babin Owner/Agent CPBC licence No. 54033

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of the inquest into the death of Carmen Lajeunesse, age 18 months, whose body was found in Bear Creek a month after she disappeared. The jury brought in a verdict that she came to her death apparently by a blow received over the back of her ear, was dead before being placed in the creek and that the injuries were administered by a person or persons unknown.

Dateline August 4, 1938


he first contingent of Vancouver’s unemployed single men who are making a relief-financed tour of the province searching for work, are due in Nelson today. It is understood the party will consist of about 60 men, the first of about four contingents now on the road. The men will probably spend five or six days in Nelson. During this time each expects under an agreement with the provincial government to obtain three day’s relief work, for which he will receive $9.60 subsistence allowance. The city has arranged for the group to occupy the unused portion of the Nelson tourist park and tents will be erected for the men.

Dateline August 5, 1938


minority group of Doukhobors demanding the discharge of the officers of the Christian Community of Universal Brother-

hood, were dispersed with the aid of tear gas when they congregated around the

“The first contingent of Vancouver’s unemployed single men who are making a relief-financed tour of the province searching for work are due in Nelson today.” company’s offices at Brilliant. The Provincial Police stated the tear gas was used to prevent a clash between the milling Doukhobors and Provincial Police, which might result in injuries. The police were called out by the National Trust Company to protect the property for which they are receivers.

Dateline August 9, 1938


hen lightning struck a Doukhobor village at Glade Sunday night flames spread out from it to engulf almost the entire village and to leave 40 persons homeless. The local forest ranger reported that a two-story house, 11 cottages of the common Doukhobor type spreading out from the main building, and a large hay barn had been destroyed. Of the entire village only one two-story house remained standing,

saved by a forest service branch pump sent to the scene shortly after a patrolman on the old Shoreacres forest fire saw the lightning strike. The lightning struck the barn and the flames with a breeze behind them, spread rapidly through the tinder-dry wooden buildings. The village was close to a school on which a number of incendiary attacks have been made in the past.

Dateline August 16, 1938


suspected case of infantile paralysis (polio)- a 14-yearold nelson boy who returned home a few days ago from a trip on Kootenay Lake, is isolated and under observation at Kootenay Lake General Hospital. It is the first suspected Nelson case this year. Two others have occurred in the district. The patient, who has been up the lake, returned to his home for treatment of a wrenched knee. Development of a headache and other symptoms resulted in the family doctor being called and the boy being isolated for observation as a suspected poliomyelitis patient. A small amount of paralysis serum was on hand and if more is needed a call for blood would be sent out to persons who had previously had poliomyelitis. Meanwhile, Trail has reported its fourth case, a six-year-old girl and Rossland, its second, an 18-yearold girl.

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Coming Events

Tai Chi & Qi Gong Camp focusing on principles Kaslo, Aug 17 - Aug 21 The Pyramid of Light & The Invisible World An evening presentation with Rinaldo Lampis from Italy about “The Pyramid of Light� and Bernadeth, Spiritual Medium from the Philippines. How the subtle world functions, and what are the reasons for the present thickening of the planets energies. Everything you wanted to know about the invisible world but were afraid to ask. Nelson Prestige Lakeside August 24th at 7:30pm by donation and Gray Creek Hall, September 31st by donation. Bernadeth, Spiritual Medium will be doing private sessions with helpers from the Invisible World in Nelson Aug. 25th, 26th,& 27th, and in Gray Creek Sept. 1st & 2nd. Contact Blanche Tanner for more info 250-227-6877

Help Wanted

Coming Events TUPPERWARE BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! Saturday August 27, Sandman Inn 1944 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Great in-stock savings. Susan Wilson, Independent Tupperware Consultant (250) 2267751, or visit

Vacation Church School Ascension Lutheran 1805 Silver King Road Mon-Weds Aug.22-24, 3-5:30pm, $10reg., 352-3203

ClassiďŹ ed Ads Work! Information Nelson Community Services provides professional conďŹ dential counselling to women who have experienced any kind of abuse at any time in their lives. Support group for women who have experienced relationship abuse will start in Sept.Please call 250-352-3504 STORE CLOSING SALE LARGE ILLUMINATED DISPLAY - LOCKING PLEXI STORE SHELVING - ASS’T STORE FIXTURES - STORE CLEARANCE SALE - TONS OF IN -STORE BARGAINS SAVE UP TO 30 - 50% SUTHERLANDS IN NELSON 250 352 3737 WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP Nelson Community Services is offering a support group for women who have experienced mental, emotional, physical (or other) abuse in relationships. Group will focus on gaining self-esteem,assertiveness, building support systems, selfcare, and making healthy choices. Starts Wed. Sept 7th, 9:30 to 11:30am. If interested call 250-352-3504

Help Wanted

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS ASSISTANT - TEMPORARY Teck Metals Ltd. is currently seeking an Employee Relations Assistant accountable for processing documentation for the salary system, job evaluation systems, demographic reports, and providing administrative services to the Employee Relations section. This position is temporary for approximately four to six months. Candidates must be able to produce accurate information in a timely manner utilizing a personal computer coupled with a proďŹ cient knowledge of various software including Microsoft OfďŹ ce, purchase order and HR demographics modules/systems. Knowledge of VIP, Parklane, and JD Edwards would be an asset. Organizational skills as well as previous clerical experience are required. Teck Metals Ltd. is committed to employment equity and all qualiďŹ ed individuals are encouraged to forward their resume by August 18, 2011 to We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.




Lost & Found



Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

It was not ‘Free Stuff’. Could you please return my 2 blue lawn chairs & 4 air mattresses. Thanks, Cam. 250-505-2004 LOST: Car keys on long, red “Canadian� lanyard Sun Aug. 7th hiking Pulpit Rock area. Pls call 250-354-1279 LOST: July 4th near Nelson Hospital, set of remote Toyota keys. Attached is a silver key chain with a picture of a dog. Please call 250-352-0825

Short Term Holiday House Downtown Nelson $100 per night... sleeps 4 1 night minimum... no max 250-352-5726


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Our busy Service Department has an immediate opening for a qualiďŹ ed service technician. We will also consider a 3rd or 4th year apprentice. GM training is an asset but is not mandatory. The ideal candidate will have good computer skills and will be able to work as a member of a team. We provide competitive wages and an excellent beneďŹ ts package. Send your resume to: Dale Salchenberger Service Manager Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC 1700 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, B.C. V1N 2W4 Email:

Bed & Breakfast Casa del Soul B&B, Nelson. Artistic, serene, joy ďŹ lled spaces. Decks, views & wonderful breakfasts! 250-352-9135

Housesitting Long time Kootenay resident looking for long term house sitting opportunity in Nelson. Up to date criminal record check & bondable. Please contact: 250-777-1169




SYSCO Kelowna has an immediate opening for a Driver based out of Castlegar, BC. The position provides timely and accurate delivery of products to our customers. QualiďŹ cations include Class 1 driver’s license with a clean driver’s abstract. Previous driving experience is an asset. Lifting up to 100 lbs is required. Better than industry average pay, full beneďŹ ts, pension and home on the weekends.

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS 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.

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Education/Trade Schools

Trades, Technical

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equip. Job placement assist. Funding Avail. 1-866399-3853

Buying, Selling? Help Wanted

TIRE TECHNICIAN If you have experience mounting and balancing tires, are available for full time employment, and work well in a fast paced environment please contact Woody at Phone 250-364-1208 or in person at 1995 Columbia Ave in Trail

Accounting Technician Berg Naqvi Lehmann, a busy accounting firm, requires an experienced file preparer to begin October 1. Knowledge of Caseware and Taxprep software would be an asset. We offer a competitive salary and benefit plan, and a pleasant working environment. Please email your resume to, or fax (250)352-7166 by September 1, 2011 Cornerstone Children’s Centre seeking licensed ECE for parttime position. Call Dorothy at 250-352-9910 or email resume to Flat Rate Technician required by Honda Auto dealership in Vernon BC. Competitive wage and benefits package and all that Okanagan lifestyle! FULL-TIME CERTIFIED Heavy Duty Mechanic required by Bailey Western Star & Freightliner. Experience in service & repair of trucks, trailers & equipment. Fax resume to 250-286-0753 or email:

Excellent Wages! Please fax resume to 1-867-633-2620 or e-mail to:


Health Products If You Don’t Have Your Health You Can’t Enjoy Your Wealth! Herbalife for life 250-352-3651

Financial Services BANK SAY NO? WE SAY YES Consolidate or get your personal loan started with us. Up to $200K with low interest rate starting at 1.9%. Bad credit OK. Call: 1-855-222-1228 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.

Home Care Care Aid Certified & Experienced will provide help in exchange for separate 3 bdrm accom. in Nelson 505-7752

Household Services

WANT A CAREER IN THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY? Medical Office & Admin. Staff are needed now! No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available! 1-888-778-0459

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

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

Feed & Hay

Hospitality Resident Caretaker (semi retired or retired couple preferred). Wanted to overlook 20 unit motel in Vernon, BC. Accommodation included. Fax resume to: 250-545-3859 or email to: silverstarmotel@

Pets & Livestock HAY for sale, small square bales, no rain, Creston area. Call (250) 428-1793.

Merchandise for Sale

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

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Trucks & Vans

23” TV. RCA. 250-352-7958 Leather & rubber cork boots, Women size 8. 250-354-0292

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

2-BDRM, 2 BATH condo in Silver Bay. Fully furnished, 1 indoor parking spot incld. Top floor with great views & all upgrades. Avail. Sept. 15th. $1650. 1(215) 692-0277.

Fairview, Nelson: 1bdrm, 2 blks from 10th St. Campus, on bus route, sm bdrm, suitable for 1 person. Incl. F,S, access to W/D. NS/NP. $625 incl. util. avail. immed. 250-825-4424

91’ GMC raised roof, semicamperized. Great shape. $

Garage Sales 2428 Ymir Rd. Tools, plumbing supplies, misc and more. Saturday Aug 13. 9am - 3pm. 301 Latimer St. Saturday Aug 13th, 8am - 12noon. Housewares, kids toys, & more! 318 Robson St, Nelson. Items too numerous to mention! Sat & Sun, Aug 13 &14. 9am - ? Corner of Hoover & Stanley. Use Hoover St. entrance. Sunday Aug 14th. 9am-1pm. NELSON: #60 Sunnyside Mobile Home Park, Sat. Aug.13th 8am Camping & Xmas Stuff

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

Misc. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 LIKE NEW! 6’X9’ bamboo rugs & dish rack, entry rug, sm. vacuum, sm. African stool, closet doors, lamp... 352-0811 Moving to England - everything must go! Couches; love seats; chairs; dining room; bedrooms; desks; lamps; bookshelves; coffee tables; garden equip; lawn mower; camping stuff; bike; tons of books/CDs; misc. items. Jude/ Claire 250-825-4075 Musician moving overseas lot’s for sale! Keyboards; sound modules, stands (2 music, 2 keyboard, workstation); upright bass; drums; djembe; speakers; guitars; Atari computer; misc. items (song books, Selkirk College music & ear training theory texts). Jude 250-825-4075 Nexus walker, nearly new. 14 ft alum. boat, 7.5 HP Johnson outboard motor. 250-352-7958

Misc. Wanted I Buy old Coins, Collections, Silver, Gold, Olympic sets etc. Chad: 250-863-3082 (Local)

Real Estate Acreage for Sale 11.6 ACRES - Crawford Bay5 acres are level and mostly cleared, cabin, power, beautiful wide views, southern exposure, small year round creek, borders crown land, water licenses, septic site approved, 400m from Kokanee Springs Golf resort. No HST. $299,000. 250-227-9515 82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. view/lonebutte/ann/

Our classified ads are on the net! Check it out at Houses For Sale Beautifully reno’d, 3 bdrm, with office 2 bath, 5 blocks up from downtown. New roof, off street parking, flat corner lot, river views, fantastic yard and much more. $389K. 352-9364

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

Beautifully renovated 3 bdrm beachfront mobile in Bonaventure Park @ 6 Mile Perfect retirement home or cottage $159,900. Call 250-825-0194 or 250-551-2841 Waterfront, Bonaventure Park #34. 3 bdrm, 2 bath & shed. Million dollar views without million dollar price tags! Call Lil 250-825-3476 or 250-509-0538. Open houses for two weeks: July 30th & 31st, 2-4pm Aug 6th & 7th, 2-4pm

Mobile Homes & Parks Whispering Pines Manufactured Home Park Home Sites available Beautiful riverside community in Genelle. New Homes coming in August or September receive 3 months Free site rent Phone: 250-693-2136

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

Open Houses OPEN House - Sun. Aug 14 12-2:00 1101 Carbonate, Nelson. Gorgeous sunny views. 3-4 bdrm, 2 bath solid well cared for home; new roof, private lot, room to expand, excellent neighborhood. 378,000, offers. (by owner). 250-354-0206

Recreational RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, 0.83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-395-0599. (Please see

Cottages / Cabins

Want to Rent

7 mile, Nelson. Lakeside cabin, long term rental. Suits 1 person. NS/NP. $650 util incl. 250-825-4424 Small 2 bedroom cabin on large acreage, very private, 1km south of Slocan City. Wood heat, creek water $850 /month + Util. 250-355-0035

KSA student looking to rent in Nelson Sept - Apr, 250-3040867, Please leave msg

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Lower Fairview, Nelson. Newer 3 bdrm, upper duplex, near schools, Safeway, ensuite, fireplace, deck, NS/NP, $1350/mo + util. Avail Sept 15th, references. Application form: call 250-352-6966 or email NELSON: Uphill Sunny 2 bdrm wood floors, gas f/p, yard. NS/NP $1000/mo + Util Avail. Sep 1st 250-505-2103

Housesitting House sitting provided by responsible, working, family of 3 in Nelson area. 505-7752

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Homes for Rent Balfour: 3 bdrm, 2 bath, for long term rent, $950+util. NS/NP, bus stop meters away. Available now. 250-229-4669 520-260-0768 CASTLEGAR Small 1.5 Bdrm House, with lrg fenced yard, F/S, W/D, $800/mth + utilities, suitable for single or couple only, No children, Pets nego, 403-276-5765 NELSON- 2 bdrm executive waterfront home, 6 mile Nelson, partially furnished. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $1700+ utils. (250)825-4471 or 250354-9434. SMALL Genelle 2 bdrm house for rent for Sept 1. $875.00 per month plus utilities. References required. 250-304-7686.

Check Classifieds! Office/Retail 250 Victoria St. Mountain Waters Wellness building. Quiet, well-lit suite, avail Sept. 1. 200 sq. ft. Rent is $375/mo. incl. utilities. Call Richard 509-0553 DESIRABLE OFFICE space for rent: 406 sq ft w/ skylights, avail Aug. 1, 700 sq ft store front w/ washrooms and storage area, avail Sept. 1, 406 sq ft, lower level w/ window, avail Sept. 1. Front Street Emporium. 601 Front St., Nelson. For more info call Gord at 250304-4554 or preferably email:

Retail & Office Space for Rent It’s the place to be! Nelson Trading Co.

For information drop into unit 206 or call 250-551-6911


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Integra Tire, Woody’s Tire & Auto is looking for an experienced full time


2 PIPELAYERS required immediately for installation of underground services (water and sewer) in Whitehorse, Yukon. Duties include following blueprints; coordinating layouts w/ superintendents; cutting and installing pipe; supervising labourers. Must have experience with survey equipment such as lasers, grade rods & transit levels. MUST BE EXPERIENCED IN WATER / SEWER PIPE INSTALLATION.

Merchandise for Sale



1987 Aquastar, 26’X10’ Beam, Volvo V8 duoprop, dual station, full bridge & rear deck enclosure, 9.9 Honda Kicker, electric anchor winch. Beautiful turnkey condition. Located @ the Prestige Marina. Asking $18,000 OBO ph: 354-4588

For Sale: A Cabin on the Lake The Kootenay Queen • 1976 30ft cabin cruiser with a 185 merc • Full galley (fridge, stove, sink, furnace, toilet) • Fold down table for a queen sized bed • Fold up bunk beds • VHF radio • Hull is sound, galley is dated. • Low draft • 200 hrs on new engine • A great boat that needs some TLC. $12,000.00 invested, will take offers starting at $9K Call 250-362-7681 or email for more information

World’s Finest FISHING BOATS

Weldcraft, Hewescraft, Lund, Godfrey Pontoons Mark’s Marine, Hayden, ID 1-888-821-2200

Cars - Sports & Imports ‘08 Subaru Impreza, $15,900; great condition; automatic; silver w/ black interior; 5-door hatchback, seats 5, all-wheel drive;AC/CD/radio; 109,000km (mostly highway); regularly & fully maintained. Moving overseas. Call Jude/Claire 250-825-4075

Motorcycles 1989 KAWASAKI DIRT BIKE 2/stroke 125cc Rebuilt Engine MOVING - MUST SELL! $1,000/obo OFFERS? 250-357-2708 (Salmo)

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

Trucks & Vans 1990 GMC SIERRA 4x4 lifted, standard shift new parts paperwork for work done MOVING - MUST SELL! $2,000/obo OFFERS? 250-357-2708 (Salmo)


Legal Notices NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS THE ESTATE OF MAITREYA SARAH BURRELL, DECEASED All persons having claims against the above estate are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Administrator, at 400 Burrard Street, 3rd Floor, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3A6, Canada on or before the 19th day of September, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have then been received. CIBC Trust Corporation, Administrator CLARK WILSON LLP Solicitors




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Festival organizers pleased with final result of effort Continued from Page 3 past year of our efforts, so they aren’t going to bring in as large a number of drugs, or they know they are going to get checked so they aren’t going to bring in any drugs at all. So numbers would be down because of our proactive efforts last year.” Seibel said there were incidents that occurred related to problems people brought with them to Shambhala. “There was one incident of an ex-boyfriend finding the exgirlfriend and assaulting her in

her tent and keeping her forcefully confined,” he said. “Individuals come from all over and their history and background come with them. If there are conditions of non-contact or no communication and they choose to breach that at the Shambhala site or in town, then we have to deal with that.” The RCMP meets with the organizers of Shambhala several times throughout the year, and Seibel said they have a strong background and training. “Some of them are involved

in law enforcement in other areas. Some may be retired law enforcement or, current reserve or auxiliary officers, so their training and professionalism is key when you have a large group of people. They help keep people calm and cool, and keep incidents from escalating.” There were 10,000 ticketholding attendants at Shambhala last weekend with more than 1,000 additional staff, volunteers, and musicians. “Shambhala Music Festival maintains an excellent and

professional working relationship with the police established through 14 years of safe festival planning,” said Shambhala production manager Corrine Zawaduk. “Shambhala continues to champion safe festival celebrations, and will continue to cooperate with local and regional police with timely information and cooperation. The festival’s goal is to set safety benchmarks for festivals in Canada,” she said. Zawaduk said that there are 350 festival staff on shift at any

time during the festival including licensed security, emergency responders, and traffic controlers. “It’s been a really great year,” she said. “The atmosphere was very positive and relatively calm. The stages and artwork turned out beautifully, we had a great crew of volunteers and staff. We couldn’t have asked for a better weekend.” Shambhala was voted best large festival in the world at the annual Breakspoll Awards in London, England in March.




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Household items, gym equipment, microwave & lots of girls toys, games, books, brand name clothes (for girls ages 1 - 6)

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Desks, single bed, 4 drawer dresser, children’s books, & lots of other GREAT STUFF!

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Wednesday, August 12, 2011 Nelson Star


Dorothy Lavonne Gilmore

A beloved Mother, Wife & bon vivant social buttery passed away peacefully on May 31, 2011 at Mountain Lakes Care Home in Nelson, B.C. Dorothy’s journey began in Macoun, Saskatchewan but saw her move to the thriving metropolis of Bienfait until the bright lights of Vancouver lured her out west in the late 1940s. Always a clever chap and fond of numbers she took a job at the downtown branch of the Bank of Montreal until she married Eric Barratt & left to raise a family on the sultry slopes of South Burnaby. Eventually ďŹ nding herself an empty nester she returned to BMO in the 70s. She eventually married well known jeweler Bert Flewwelling & lived happily until his passing. Dorothy loved people and her friends numbered in the hundreds. An avid & accomplished golfer she joined the Vancouver Golf Club in 1954 and remained a member until recently. She even notched a hole-in-one on the 3rd hole on August 26, 1966. It was there that she met the dashing Jack Gilmore - a renowned educator. They married & shared the last chapter of their lives for 23 wonderful years until Jack passed away in 2006 – they are now together forever. Always a caring & giving friend she seemed to be constantly shuttling someone to the hospital or an appointment which may explain her skills behind the wheel. Put it this way – her driving could give Buzz Aldrin motion sickness! She was short in stature but huge in heart & personality and remained that way until her last breath. She was the best Mum in the world & a favorite of the sta at Mtn. Lakes – our special thanks to the wonderful sta for their care. Survived by her children Scott (Pam) & Marne Hughes, Jack’s kids Kevin, Celia & Alison. Grandchildren Kaylan, Sara & Jessica (Barratt) & their Mother Dwyn, Liam & Lane (Hughes) & Great Grandchildren Carys (Cutler) & Dayton (Merkley)

Richard Irving Greyson It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Richard Irving Greyson, age 79, in Vancouver after a brief struggle with cancer. Richard was pre-deceased by his wife, Dorothy (Auterson). He is survived by his children Maureen, Peter, John, Philip and Cecilia, his eight grandchildren, his sister-in-law Maureen Davis and her family, and relations across Canada. In particular, we will miss his sense of humour, his great kindness and generosity, his commitment to social justice, and his love of nature. Born in Nelson, BC, Richard studied botany at the University of British Columbia and the University of Oregon, and taught for thirty years at the University of Western Ontario. In 1994, he was awarded the George Lawson medal from the Canadian Botanical Association. A pioneering researcher in the ďŹ eld of plant sciences, he will be greatly missed by his many colleagues and students. In lieu of owers, please send donations to: Nature Vancouver, PO Box 3021 Vancouver BC V6B 3X5.

Churches of Nelson Longing for Home By Rev. Scott Simpson First Baptist Church

By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion.Psalm 137

in a period of exile. We are a dislocated people, no longer sure of our place in society and uncertain of our future. May we, like the ancient Hebrews, seek the well-being of this place even as we wait, and long for, a better country, a new city, a permanent dwelling in our Father’s house of many rooms.

Exile is the physical or existential experience of being dislocated from a sense of ‘home’. Sometimes, exile is forced upon us. Sometimes we choose it in hope of a preferred future. However it occurs, we should know that we are not alone in the experience. Individuals and families and whole communities can experience the dislocation of exile. Families displaced First Baptist by natural disasters, ethnic Church communities eeing from 611 Fifth Street 250-352-3212 persecution, couples torn apart through divorce and high Worship Service: 10:00 am school graduates leaving home Pastor: Rev. Scott Simpson in search of work or education Day camp Aug 15-19 for grades 1-5 cost: $50 all experience a form of exile. The exile of Adam and Eve from the garden sets the stage for the common human longing for home. And in this generation, more than others, that longing seems more Nelson Community Church intense. The great Star Trek series began in the 1960’s with the optimism of modernity – ‘To Everyone is Welcome boldly go where no man has gone before’. By the late Your Pastors: 1990’s, the Captain of Voyager Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows was leading a new quest that (New to Nelson) captures the generational shift 250 551 4986 601 Vernon Street (Middle Level) ‘The Journey Home’. The Christian writings depict the church in a constant state of A Friendly Bible exile as we make our way home. Centre Church We are warned not to get too attached to this life because it is not our ďŹ nal residence. Paul You are invited to join us Sunday Mornings at 10:00am. compares our present body to “The Lord’s Prayerâ€? living in a ‘tent’ while we await Guest Speaker: Susan Taylor a permanent dwelling. We are 623 Gordon Rd. Nelson BC V1L 5X6 sojourners, travelling through Phone 250-352-9322 • Pastor Rev. Ken H. Keber on our way to a better place. As followers of Jesus, we ďŹ nd Refreshments are served after the service (AfďŹ liated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada) ourselves living in the margins between what is and what is yet to come. So, how should we then live in this experience of exile? How do we ‘sing the songs of the Lord while in a foreign land’? Loving Jesus, Loving People, The Hebrew people were Transforming Lives familiar with exile. And their experience provides, for me, the • best response. 702 Stanley St. • 352.9613 The prophet Jeremiah writes Summer schedule: one service from Jerusalem to the exiles in on Sundays at 9:30 am Babylon. His instructions to Pastor Arden Gustafson them from the Lord are, Pastor Chris Wiens “Build houses and settle • down; plant gardens and eat 7741 Upper Balfour Rd. • 229.2301 what they produce. Marry and Sundays at 9:30 am have sons and daughters . . . Pastor Jason Ashley Increase in number there; do

First Baptist Church

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not decrease. Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.â€? The church in Canada in this present generation ďŹ nds herself

• Playmor


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

Nelson Seventh-day Adventist Church

1502 Granite Rd., Tel (250) 352-6102 –

Saturdays: 10:00am 11:00am 12:30pm 1:30pm

Family Bible Study Worship Service Fellowship Lunch (vegetarian) Prayer Ministry

“Come now, and let us reason together, says the LORD.�Isaiah 1:18

Join us each Sabbath for Bible study, prayer and Christcentred worship in a spirit of true Christian fellowship.

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

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

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

Unity Centre of the Kootenays Sunday 11:00 am

Bo Pearce

“The Space of Love� 905 Gordon Rd (IHA Bldg., back door)


CATHEDRAL OF MARY IMMACULATE 813 Ward Street 352-7131 Sunday Mass Times: t4BUVSEBZQN t4VOEBZBN BOEBN Parish office open weekday mornings.

Nelson United Church Nelson United Church

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

All are welcome Nursery Room Available Children’s Quiet Play Space 602 Silica Street, Nelson BCC V1L 4N1 Ph: 250.352.2822 • nelsonunitedchurch ca

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Community Everybody Wins Cowan’s Office Supplies on Victoria Street recently donated $1,000 to Nelson C.A.R.E.S. from its toner recycling program. An exciting addition to the program for Cowan’s staff is that they are now selling the recycled inkjet and toner cartridges which: a) don’t end up in the landfill and; b) are less expensive, print just as much and are 100 per cent guaranteed. Both retail and commercial customers can get on board now with a great closed loop system that is great for the environment and their pocket books.

Art fun at Kokanee

Valhalla Path Realty


280 Baker St., Nelson, BC

Special to the Nelson Star

Do your kids love making art? Do they love camping? Are you planning day-trips or holidays close to home? If your kids are between five and 12 years old, join Kokanee Park art instructors for regular or drop-in art classes at the visitor’s centre. Certified art teachers Fiona Brown and Charlotte Erlandsson are offering mixed-media art classes including photography, bookmaking, paper-making, printmaking, collage, drawing, painting, sculpture, and nature-arts. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to involve kids in low-tech art making by introducing them to new techniques and materials that they can continue to explore once holidays are over,” says Brown. “It’s great fun to meet a bunch of kids for just two hours, expand our visual universe together, then return home with a wonderful sense of inspiration and accomplishment,” she adds. Classes run from 1 to 3 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Labour Day. The two hour class fee is $10 including materials.






Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814

Robert Goertz 250.354.8500


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

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

Second Chance Animal Shelter

250.352.2228 Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP)

Pets Available for Adoption Call 250-551-1053 for information or visit:

3 yr old Torti with gorgeous green eyes. Follow Miss Ally Golightly’s Facebook page!

Call Wayne This completely remodelled three bed two bath home is sure to catch your eye. The house offers generous room sizes a great floor plan and a list of upgrades you will have to see for yourself. All this sits on a flat manicured half acre with terraced gardens and mature ornamental trees. This puts V in value and all you need to do is move in.

Call Norm or Lev

Miss Ally Golightly 10-week old most adorable Tux kitten, such a lovable huga-bug.

Polly Pocket




This 2-3, 1 bath mobile just might be what you are after. Located on a large corner lot with ample garden space and foliage. The mobile has had many upgrades over the years and has been well taken care of. In addition there is a 192 sqft shop and 2 additional garden sheds. Within walking distance to Taghum beach and 10 min to town this won’t last long.


This affordable 3 bedroom heritage home sits on a superb lot in a desirable neighbourhood and offers views of Kootenay Lake and surrounding mountains. This is a comfortable home with a good floor plan and a fantastic fenced yard that should be considered by the astute buyer.

Call Robert

Just fixed and vaccinated, and ready to take a road trip with you! Adorable and lots of fun and romping.

Harley + Davidson



James Loeppky 250.509.0804


Yara Chard 250.354.3382


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

Call James



This cute 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is a nice blend of old charm with modern day upgrades. Many original features, a newer roof, a low maintenance yard, and only 2 blocks to Baker Street.

Call Yara or visit

Young mama cat who was found in a taped box with her kittens. Now spayed and wanting her own family. Very affectionate! Ever seen a prettier cat? Gorgeous girl, 3 years old, lovable, easy keeper.





A spacious modern home with approx. 3500 sq. ft. of living space plus a cute 3 bedroom rental/in-law house ($800/month + utilities) all on a 1.1 acre property in sunny Krestova. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms including a classy master suite, 2 dens and 4 fireplaces. A welcoming living room, family room, dining and kitchen layout. The level property has a large patio and a big garden.


Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443


We Love Your Pets & They love Us!


Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584



250.352.7861 2124 Ymir Road


7-month old neutered Lab/Malamute. Will be size of small pony, maybe. Does tricks with buckets, see his video on our web site.

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