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City puts forward skatepark for sizable grant If successful, outdoor facility could see province pick up 80 per cent of the total costs MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

The days to vote for the Nelson skateboard park in the Aviva Fund may have run out, but Monday night city council voted to put the proposed park up for a provincial grant. The provincial grant, which could see 80 per cent funding for the skate park, is part of a Community Recreation Project. “There was a fair bit of discussion around the options,” said Mayor John Dooley. “We had three options in front of us. But the one that the staff recommended was the pedestrian network improvements. And the one that council decided to move forward Story continues to ‘Onus’ on Page 15

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St. Joseph School held its annual Christmas concert at the Capitol Theatre Wednesday night. The skit got every student involved in some way through singing or acting and drew attention to the true meaning of Christmas. The group was captured here during dress rehearsal on Wednesday morning. More photos on Page 2.

Nelson Hydro Upgrades Off To Alternative Approval Process

Council aims to borrow $6 million MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

The City of Nelson will soon be coming to the public for approval on a loan authorization bylaw for Nelson Hydro. The first three readings of the bylaw were passed at a special council meeting on Monday.

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“The reality is we wanted to move forward with that borrowing right now,” said Mayor John Dooley. “The interest rates are very good. The borrowing matches up with the borrowing we had in place anyways for the upgrades to Hydro.” The city is looking to borrow up to $6 million which would help fund upgrades to the hydro infrastruc-

ture, like the downtown conversion project. “The reality of this particular borrowing is that it is supported debt,” said Dooley. “It’s debt that’s supported by revenues from Hydro. We feel good about moving forward with Story continues to ‘Public’ on Page 12


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After nearly 21 years of serving the community, June Ray and Maryk Hladik, owners of the Gravity Climbing Centre, received their eviction notice. Just two weeks ago, they were told the building had been sold to a company wanting to turn the area into office spaces and that they were required to leave by April 2012. “It was never made 100 per cent clear to us the building was for sale,” said Ray. “We asked the owner back in Sep-

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tember when I heard a rumor that he was possibly looking to sell it… and he said no, there was nothing solid it was just something he was thinking about. And then six weeks later he came in and said the building was sold and that we were being evicted — that was pretty shocking to us.” Hladik said if they had learned of the owner’s intent to sell, they could have been more prepared to relocate their climbing centre, but with such late notice they don’t have the means to do so. “A facility like this needs a year of planning minimum

to move it, to find a high tall building, to plan budgets… to keep the gym in its current location, we were okay just to keep the doors open,” said Hladik, adding that they’ve been running the climbing centre with no profit for a long time “just because we love it.” “If this came up a year in advance we would probably have opportunity to re-budget… we were just not prepared for that… It’s been 20 years since we opened, so it’s going to be different for sure,” he said. Story continues to ‘Wall’ on Page 12

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For the last few weeks the Nelson Star has been bringing you Christmas memories and recipes from the tables of some of Nelson’s better known residents. Even though it’s easy to get lost in the chaos of Christmas shopping and parties, the true spirit of Christmas is often found at home among the traditions and recollections of Christmases past. We continue with local thespian Lucas Myers...


y most memorable Christmas is the one I can’t remember much of at all. It was 2006 and we had recently started living at my “wife’s” parent’s house (the quotations are because I can’t call her my girlfriend as she was

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My mother’s side of the family is third generation American-German, so there isn’t too much Old Country left, but every once and a while she’ll arrive at our house with some weird German cookie or dessert that her mom made and passed the recipe along. She made these one Christmas and I became completely addicted to them. They are a great alternative to gingerbread, go gangbusters with a cup of tea or coffee, and you can play with the level of spicyness by adding more ginger or pepper. This recipe makes three dozen. Ingredients • 1/2 cup molasses • 1/4 cup honey • 1/2 cup butter or 1/4 cup shortening + 1/4 cup margarine • 2 eggs • 3/4 cup white sugar • 1/2 cup brown sugar • 2 teaspoons anise extract • 4 cups all-purpose flour • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

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Municipal Politics


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Transit advocates bring plea to new council



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At Tuesday’s inaugural School District #8 (Kootenay Lake) Board meeting, trustee’s nominated and elected Melanie Joy, trustee for the Town of Creston, to board chair. Joy received the only nomination for the position and was the incumbent chair coming into the meeting. At the meeting the trustees continued discussion over the expansion of Wildflower School. Representatives from Wildflower were present to answer questions from the trustees. The board will be faced with three decisions about the expansion of the school at the next regular board meeting on Tuesday, January 10 at 5 p.m. at the Nelson board office.

The Nelson Transit Community stood before council at Monday’s committee of the whole meeting. Barry Nelson — who was speaking on behalf of the community — presented a proposal that was sent to city council last week. The proposal asks for public consultation in the form of two roundtable discussions that would hopefully precede the 2012 budget discussions. “I recently heard that the timeline is too tight,� said Nelson during his presentation, but acting mayor Bob Adams reassured him that even though budget debates start in January they often last several months. Nelson spoke about how proud Mayor John Dooley is about the forward planning done in projects such as the Plan to 2040, which Nelson said included a lot of public input. But asked, “why isn’t the same public input being used in long term transit planning?�

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there could be some short term pain for some long term gain,� said Dooley. Dooley spoke honestly and said “it’s highly unlikely to have public input done before the budget discussions.� He also received criticism from a member of the Nelson Transit Community in the gallery after Dooley spoke of an example of eliminating one of the stops at Trafalgar school in the interest of a more efficient system. “Some decisions that you’re making on these particular bus routes to me don’t work for those who are disabled,� said the member of the community. “What if one of you went blind tomorrow or had your car taken away from you? You’d be the first ones bellyaching and complaining.� Adams finished the public delegations with the transit community by saying “the whole system will be looked at on a whole and I’m sure we’ll get it right.� No recommendations or motions were made at the completion of the presentation.

He also referred to the public discussion that has currently been requested with regards to the hot topic of backyard chickens. “Backyard chickens only affect the minority of the population, but why isn’t the same being asked for long term transit which may impact the whole,� said Nelson.

“Backyard chickens only affect the minority of the population, but why isn’t the same being asked for long term transit which may impact the whole.� Barry Nelson Transit Advocate

City manager Kevin Cormack said public input has been part of the plan all along. Cormack and Dooley also emphasized that the changes to transit in Nelson are part of a regional plan. “We’re in a place where

was getting at the time. There was also a sense that I was finally joining the human race. I had been living the life of an itinerant actor, which entailed “living� in Vancouver (the quotations are because I was spending more time on the road with various different theatre companies to the extent that I hadn’t lived in my apartment for longer than two months since 1998). I had adapted to never being settled, always roaming, never putting down any roots. Granted, things hadn’t changed that

much, we were living in an upstairs room in the parent’s house, no home of our own, but there was a newfound sensation of groundedness, of being necessary. This tiny, helpless, gorgeous Santa Claus needed me. Needed me to get the second “real� job of my entire life at the Mainstreet Diner, despite having very, very little waitering experience (Thanks Nancy!) so that there was some semblance of an income and when we applied for a mortgage I could put waiter instead of self employed

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Editorial Scrooged by the strike


he buzzing in the hallways of local schools was in its annual pre-Christmas holiday pitch this week. Adorable elementary concerts, a whack of special activities in junior high and the post-exam exhilaration at high school made the week fly by for teachers and students. Though most involved in the daily rigours of the education system — students, teachers, administrators, support staff and parents — are looking forward to a two-week break from the learning environment, there’s one schoolrelated stocking stuffer everybody is hoping for on December 25. Don’t get your hopes up because Scrooge still rules the mood in the BC Teachers’ Federation strike. Since schools re-opened in September, the education system has been under massive stress. The job action has made the last three months challenging to say the least. Administrators are overworked, teachers are torn, parents are upset and students are not getting the education they deserve. And it’s far from over. The sides are still massively far apart and when they return to the table on January 4, there is still much work to be done. Since the troubles started the two sides have had 62 sessions. The movement has been tiny when the bigger problem is considered. In the last few weeks we have started to receive letters from all sides — administration, parent groups, teachers. Frustration with what is going on in Vancouver boardrooms is growing exponentially by the day. We are not going to get into the blame game. Both the BC Public School Employers Association (who are on the side of government) and the BC Teachers’ Federation deserve to share the blame. The large majority have long since tuned out the politics and posturing. We just want a deal. Students will return to class in January under the same damaged situation which they have endured for the last three-plus months. It’s too bad that in the spirit of the season both sides of this dispute couldn’t have something special for under the tree. The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a selfregulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment,you may contact the BC Press Council.Your written concern,with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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World View – Gwynne Dyer

Barking up the wrong tree


ne senior European politician said angrily that British Prime Minister David Cameron was “like a man who comes to a wife-swapping party without his wife,” and there was some truth in that. Britain does not even use the euro currency, shared by 17 of the 27 EU members, but Cameron insisted on being part of the discussion in Brussels about how to save it. And in the end, he vetoed the solution that all the others had agreed on. It was the eighth crisis summit of the European Union’s leaders this year, and it produced the fourth “comprehensive package” of financial measures to deal with the debt crisis. (The other three have already failed.) And if you judged the importance of the meeting by the scale of the uproar when Britain vetoed the EU treaty that was meant to stop the rot, it must have been a very important summit indeed. But in fact they were all barking up the wrong tree in Brussels: the financial crisis over the euro will roll on, and the collapse of the common EU currency continues to be a real possibility. What the summit actually showed was how divided, distracted and deluded Europe’s leaders still are. David Cameron went to Brussels knowing that his partners intended to come up with a treaty that would enshrine new financial rules for EU members, in order to reassure the “markets” who have been demanding higher and higher interest rates to roll over the debts of EU members. He also knew that the nationalistic, europhobe faction in his own Conservative Party would never vote for such a treaty. They want out of the EU, not further in. The only way out of Cameron’s dilemma, therefore, was to make sure that there would not be such a treaty. His stated reason for vetoing it was to avoid more stringent regulation, and possibly taxation, of the London financial markets, but his real reason was naked self-interest: a new treaty would split his own party and prob-

have a unified fiscal regime. But the markets don’t give a damn about the long-term future of the euro; they just want to know for sure that they will get back the money they lend to eurozone countries, and until they have that assurance they will demand exorbitant interest rates on their loans. In this context, the decisions taken in Brussels this week are merely a displacement activity. The bigger EU governments are using the crisis as a pretext to force through centralizing measures that they have long wanted to impose on the weaker economies. But they are still not doing what the markets want, which is to take responsibility for the weaker countries’ debts. Can it really be that simple? Can they really be that irresponsible? Yes, and yes again. Tip O’Neill, former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, explained why this sort British prime minister David Cam- of thing happens in politics 70 years eron has deservedly found himself in ago. “All politics is local,” he said, and that is true in spades in Europe hot water with EU members. today. It’s not just David Cameron who The other EU members feigned great anger at this, but some of them is putting his local political interwere secretly quite grateful for Cam- ests above the interests of a broader European community. So is German eron’s bad behaviour. They agreed Chancellor Angela Merkel, who to adopt the same rules anyway, but refuses to allow the EU to make a to do it outside the legal framework collective commitment to honour of the EU in order to get around the debts of the weaker members. the British veto. This had two great That’s the only thing that will calm advantages: it meant that no referthe markets, but Merkel’s voters are endums would be necessary — and fiercely opposed to hard-working, if these new measures failed to thrifty Germans covering the debts reassure the markets, they could all of lazy, spendthrift Greeks and Italblame Britain. ians (as many of them would put it), What were these fabulous new so she will not permit it. And so the measures? They were all about euro crisis rolls on interminably. “balanced budgets” in the eurozone But don’t worry: interminably is countries, which would face sancnot the same as forever. Sooner or tions if they let their budget deficit later there will be a real crash, and exceed three per cent of GDP. They all these people will be duly punwould even have to submit their ished for their fecklessness. Unfortunational budgets to the European nately, everybody else in the EU will Commission, which would have the be punished too. power to ask that they be revised. These are exactly the steps that Gwynne Dyer is a London-based will be needed if the euro is to have independent journalist whose articles a long-term future: it cannot surare published in 45 countries vive if the countries using it do not ably destroy his government. His stated reason was nonsense. Any new financial regulations that would affect the London markets would have to be agreed unanimously by the EU countries at a later date; there was no need to veto the treaty if he just wanted to protect the freewheeling, casino aspect of the London markets that had done so much to precipitate the crisis in the first place. Cameron just needed a cover story.

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Letters to the Editor

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Atamanenko gets it right I read your recent editorial (“Why pay for the military,” December 2) when it was reprinted in part in the Globe and Mail. Alex Atamanenko’s private member’s bill proposes that a citizen who is a conscientious objector and is willing to register as such, will be able to have a portion of her/his taxes placed in a special conscientious objectors’ account. The funds from that account would then be used for any non-military peace building purposes. First, what is wrong with this idea? Our society (and many others) allows persons who are conscientious objectors to refuse to perform military service. As defined by Wikipedia, a conscientious objector is an “individual who has claimed the right to refuse to perform military service” on the grounds of freedom of thought, conscience, and/or religion. Are you against this right? If Canadians have a right to refuse to work for war, why not allow Canadians to not pay for war? Second, you warn of a “slippery slope” that this proposed option might open. It is very hard for me to imag-

ine how a conscientious objection to tax allocations for support of the elderly, child care, the CBC or health care could be made. Of course it is possible, in a democratic, pluralistic and multicultural society, that there are other

“I believe that my right to dissent from paying for any war is also my duty and responsibility as a citizen.” tax expenditures against which objections on moral basis can be made, and it would be consistent for Parliament to weigh each on it merits. Third, I find it hard to understand how turning over prisoners to torture, hiring mercenary corporations, or buying billions of dollars worth of jet fighters is safeguarding my freedom. Fourth, your jingoistic call to support the government, whatever it does, sounds like the mentality that breeds fascism, totalitarianism and got the world in trouble before. I agree that “…we are in this together.” I also believe that

HUGS. To all the cast, producer and everyone involved in presenting this years Christmas pantomime. Enjoyed immensely, job well done. Thanks for the laughs and bringing Christmas spirit. Looking forward to next year’s. SLUGS. Super, slippery, slimy slugs to the people who throw their garbage (especially apples and animal carcasses) out up Kokanee Glacier Road. This area has a high volume of human traffic (walking year round). Bears and cougars having a snack — along comes a person (perhaps with a dog). Duh! Not a pretty picture! SLUGS. To people who eat and talk on the phone at the same time... you can always tell when someone is chewing and it doesn’t sound nice. HUGS. To the people who took the time to stop and donate to our daughters’ Christmas-cookie stand. Their efforts and your generosity raised $70 for the Salva-

in a democratic society, the rights we enjoy come with a shared responsibility for the actions and programs of our government. I believe, therefore, that my right to dissent from paying for the Afghanistan war, the Libyan war, or any war is also my duty and responsibility as a citizen. Fifth, your closing cheap shot that Alex should spend his time more productively: I happen to think that proposing a peace tax is a productive use of his time. You don’t. If you had read Hansard, you would learn that on the same day, Alex called for a strengthening of the Criminal Code to increase the penalty for making child pornography from the current 90 day sentence by recognizing it as a form of child abuse. And you would also have learned that even later that same day, Alex spoke very strongly and eloquently against the dismantling of the Wheat Board. You may not agree with the position he takes, but the reality is that Alex is one of the Canada’s hardest working MPs and we are fortunate to have him working for us. Vincent Salvo Castlegar

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tion Army’s Gifts for Kids Angel Tree, and provided them with a valuable experience in community involvement. SLUGS. To whoever opened up my small Christmas parcel and stole the gift my sister sent me all the way from Australia! - Observatory Street Resident HUGS. To my wonderful friends who’s generosity is overwhelming. Thanks for opening your homes to me at this time of year and showing how kind people can be. I’m a lucky duck. SLUGS. To the merchants of Nelson who sell Christmas cards. I searched for a week to find not for profit cards ( UNICEF, Amnesty, Wildlife and others ). They are not to be found. For the first time in 40 years I had to resort to Hallmark in this time of giving. I would have expected more from Nelson. HUGS. To all of the beautiful Christmas lights!

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

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Friday, December 16, 2011 Nelson Star

Letters to the Editor



Evangelical Covenant Church

702 Stanley St. 250-352-9613 Join us with your Family and Friends for a Candle light Celebration of the Birth of Jesus SEE YOU THERE !!

Too much ink for harassment case I am writing in regards to your November coverage of the Carter harassment case involving MLA Michelle Mungall, as well as to respond to Bill Levey’s letter to the editor on this topic (“No actions to ‘defend’ in hearing,” November 23). I am new to Nelson. My response to your coverage of this particular case was one of wonderment. What is the purpose

of your paper giving such unusually detailed coverage of this case? Is this about illustrating the challenges faced by modern day politicians? Is the situation extensively covered to titillate readers with the sexual innuendo reported in Mr. Carter’s comments? Or, does the extensive coverage constitute a subtle undermining of the credibility of a young,

female politician? I have worked extensively in the area of sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace. Had Mr. Carter behaved similarly in his workplace setting, his job would have been at risk. Rather than defending Mr. Carter’s “vitriolic voicemails” and worrying about the suspension of his “civil liberties” (should the judge grant a peace bond),

Mr. Levey would be well advised to help his friend focus on the issues of concern without further use of demeaning comments, particularly those that are of a sexual nature. Mr. Suffredine as Mr. Cater’s lawyer may have a short memory, but I would be willing to bet that most female politicians who feel under threat recall the woman senator in Arizona who recently took a bullet to the head. Ms. Mungall and her staff would have been remiss had they not reported the Mr. Carter’s actions to the police. It was up to the police to

determine whether sufficient evidence existed to warrant a charge against Mr. Carter. This being 2011, I thought our society would now realize the benefits of encouraging and supporting more diversity in politics. Can personal attacks on a politician, especially those based on sexual innuendo and gender bias, repeatedly covered in a small local newspaper, be interpreted to have a political objective rather than responsibly covering the news? Dale MacKenzie Nelson

Thanks for stealing the Christmas cookies I just want to reach out and thank the nice couple who stopped by my vehicle at the Anglican church hall two Sunday mornings ago at 12:30 a.m. to help themselves to the cookies I had placed in the back. While eating them you may be interested to know they were the product of 17 hours of labour by a group of volunteers who were baking for charity. I regret that I didn’t take the opportunity to introduce myself to you when we were briefly together, how rude of me. I must also apologize for not locking my vehicle each time I loaded the trays of cookies in it, as I now realize this was just an enticement to a petty thief and of course I’m really sorry if I exacerbated your condition. I would like to extend to you both my sincerest wishes for a very Merry Christmas and all of the very best for your future. Peter Lee Nelson





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Letters to the Editor

Shop local spin-off At the West Kootenay Chapter of the MS Society we celebrated our 10th anniversary last month. We provide programs and services to people living with multiple sclerosis in our area and contribute to research to find a cure for this lifelong disease. Like many other non-profit organizations, the majority of our funding comes from community donations and local fundraising events. Those fundraising events tend to rely heavily on the support of local businesses. All the items at our silent auctions, all the prizes in the raffles, and even the in-kind donations of “background” supplies have been generously donated by businesses and we are humbled by the generous and consistent support of every one of them. Throughout the year these same businesses that support us rely on local people shopping local to keep their business going and keep our community alive, however, leading up to Christmas is when many of the retail businesses bring in the majority of their annual sales. Every time someone local shops online, or travels to Spokane, Kelowna or

other large centre to shop, they are taking money away from our local economy. Not just from the businesses that could have supplied the items they bought elsewhere, but also from the non-profit groups, sports teams, youth groups, and seniors’ services that all seek and receive donations from local businesses. Everyone likes to enjoy a trip away and that usually means a bit of shopping, but keeping the bulk of your shopping dollars local helps many people beyond the shop owner and their staff! The extra dollars that you spend may help an organization that provides invaluable services to our community and to those who can least afford to lose them. Consider shopping local for your gifts, and shop local throughout the year; be proud to support the fabulous shops and services we have available in Nelson! On behalf of the MS Society of Canada’s West Kootenay Chapter board of directors: Daniel Carlson Chair, West Kootenay Chapter

Why we pay for the military Thank you for your excellent editorial in regard to Mr. Atamanenko’s ill-conceived private members bill (“Why pay for the military,” December 2). It is not hard to guess the constituency of his who might be objectors in conscience. Nobody likes war, and it is not hard to understand a people who were once subject to being cannon-fodder for a Czar. But I would think that they and their children and grandchildren have been in this country long enough to enjoy our freedoms, most of which have been won or defended by our citizen-soldiers, sailors and airmen. So recently since Remembrance Day, they might also note that many of them were maimed or lost their lives. I have no use for religion and less for those who look for a free ride instead doing their share whether it is in the use of our tax money or their participation when it comes to serving our country in some way other than avoiding their duty. Maurice Rhodes Nelson

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Dec. 16th - Savage Blade with Leif Dec. 17th - Humans w/ Ryan Wells & Vinnie the Squid Vancouver Dec. 21st - Atomic Hooligan Onbeyond Free Show

Dec. 23rd - Stickybuds with Deeps Dec. 26th - Boxing Day Bender Billy Bangers, Django & Erica Dee

Dec. 29th - DJ Perplex 3X & Current Australian DMC Champion Free Show

Dec. 30th - Yardsale w/ Ryan Wells ‘Raise the Roof’ Fundraiser

Dec. 31st - New Year’s with Vinyl Ritchie feat. Foxy Moron and BC Dub Cats

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The Ghost of Christmas Present returns on Sunday, December 18 at the annual reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Like the Dickens, an annual event supported by CBC Radio, brings notable Nelsonites together at the Nelson United Church to present the timeless classic and raise money for the Nelson Food Cupboard. Readers CBC reporter Bob Keating, author Rita Moir, former city councillor Marg Stacey, and police chief Wayne Holland are joined by host Mayor John Dooley with his lively commentary and Irish charm. Admission at the door is a minimum donation of $10, with all proceeds benefiting the Nelson Food Cupboard. Doors open at 6:30p.m. and the festivities begin at 7 p.m.

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



Picking Up The Pieces, a fabric art show by local artist, Kate Bridger, will be on display at the Nelson Public Library from now until January 30 during which time Bridger will donate 10 per cent from all sales to the Nelson Food Cupboard.

Kootenay Dancebeat is holding their Christmas/solstice dance party at the Playmor Junction Church from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. There will be a varied play list including swing, Latin and ballroom dance. There will be a mini waltz lesson offered at 7:30 p.m sharp. Stop by and enjoy some dancing, refreshments, mixers and door prizes. The cost is $5 for members and $8 for guests. All money collected goes to support Kootenay Dancebeat which is a non-profit organization supporting dance in the area. Year memberships to Dancebeat will be offered for $10. For more information contact 250 226-7229 or 250 352- 5081 or


Dec. 22nd - Yan Zombie w/ Vs. Visuals by

Tribute to Dancing Kenny feat. Kenny Himself, Bryx & Friends

Every Thursday features various dj’s. No Cover!

This Christmas WE ARE OPEN! Christmas Day open 9am – 2:00pm serving limited menu (Brunch will be offered on Boxing Day) and 4pm – 10pm serving limited menu and Turkey Dinner. Hume 2 Go deliveries available noon till 10pm (free delivery with Turkey Dinner orders!) Call to pre-book your Turkey Dinner delivery

Boxing Day – We are open for our Brunch Buffet.

New Years Day – We are open for Sunday Brunch as well as our traditional New Years Day Prime Rib Dinner Buffet.

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The Bijou annual holiday sale will feature local designers who showcase work nationally. The sale will include ceramics, housewares, jewelry, textiles, illustrations, clothing and more. There will be many lovely gifts under $20. On Saturday December 17 Epiphany cakes will be selling delicious and decadent holiday treats. On Sunday December 18, The Nelson roller derby team the Killjoys will have a bake sale featuring scrumptious homemade pies. In Addition, the artists will donate 5 per cent of their sales on Sunday to our local food bank. Bijou Hair Salon is located just down from Oso Negro at 564 Ward Street. On Saturday, December 17 the sale will run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday it will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

TREE OF REMEMBRANCE For many people whose loved ones have died, the holiday season can be one of the most difficult times of the year. Special occasions often magnify feelings of loss, making it hard to participate in festivities. The Nelson and District Hospice Society invites you to our 17th annual Tree of Remembrance event from December 15 to the 17 at the Chahko Mika mall. Please take the opportunity to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one by placing a decoration card in their name on our tree. You are also welcome to take a card home with you. Hospice volunteers will be on hand to provide information about our services as well as hand outs on how to cope with the holidays. Donations are welcome. All money raised go directly to services supporting the terminally ill, the dying and the bereaved.

The Taghum Hall Society’s popular Starry Night astronomy program will continue right through the autumn months. See Jupiter and it’s moons, a ball of 10,000 stars and the glowing remains of a dead star through astronomy telescopes. The Starry Night program is free of charge and is held outside of Taghum Community Hall (5915 Taghum Hall Road). For more information, contact Wayne Holmes at (250) 354-1586 or email

Atelier Oslia gallery and studio is having a December sale featuring graphics such as lino prints, drypoint etchings, relief prints and mixed media prints and cards starting at $3 by local printmakers Andrea Gardner, Jane Merks, Peter Bartl and Jane Christie, and pottery by clay artist Ruth Prosser. The sale runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 8907 Meadow Street, in Balfour.

The Christmas market is running at the Nelson Trading Company every Wednesday and Saturday starting at 9 p.m. Stop by to pick up special homemade gifts like jewelry, knit wear and more. There is also local produce and other tasty treats.


Instead of their long-standing traditional Christmas Eve service of lessons and carols, the congregation of St. Matthew’s Church in South Slocan welcomes you to a children and family Christmas service at 4 p.m. All families with children, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends are warmly invited to celebrate Christmas and take part in the telling of the first Christmas through songs and stories. You can easily find St. Matthew’s Church at 3370 South Slocan Village Road. Refreshments will be served following the service. Any offering of SERVICE OF THE LONGEST NIGHT money or non-perishable food items will go to support St. Saviour’s December 21 is the longest night of the year. After that, the light be- food cupboard in Nelson. gins to return more and more each day. For the last number of years, Nelson United Church has held a service of the longest night on this MONDAY, DECEMBER 19 date. This is a service of quiet reflection, candlelight, music and read- Looking for a fun way to run around indoors this winter? Join Nelings. It is especially for people who find the Christmas season dif- son’s indoor ultimate frisbee league on Monday nights from 7:30 to ficult or even painful. It is also an experience where people can find 9:30 p.m. Beginners welcome. Drop in spots available. Contact nela time of quiet during this busiest of seasons. The service will be held for more information. on Wednesday, December 21 at 7 p.m. at Nelson United Church. All are welcome. Interested in doing some Scottish country dancing? Every Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Central School gym. Beginners welcome. For more information contact Kathy at 250-359-7545, June at 250CHRISTMAS TREE PICK-UP The Nelson Lions Club and Air Cadets are one again teaming up to 352-1836, or Beverly at 250-352-7850. pick up Christmas trees in Nelson on Saturday, January 7 between 9 a.m. and noon. A donation of $5 per tree is requested. Please leave the tree in a visible location in front of the residence. If you will not TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20 be home leave the donation attached to the tree or leave a note indi- Kokanee Speakeasy Toastmasters Club meets every second and cating where the donation can be found. If you have any questions fourth Thursday 7 p.m. at room 118 Selkirk College Silverking Camplease phone 250-352-9771 or contact pus. Further Information or call 250-3527808.

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Entertainment listings Spiritbar

The Royal

The Capitol Theatre

Below the Hume Hotel

330 Baker Street

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

Savage Blade

The Mongoose

Pure Steel recording artists Savage Blade will be bringing their classic heavy metal sound to the stage at the Spiritbar as the official after-party for Tanner Hall’s new film, Retallack: The Movie. An original ‘80s-style heavy metal band (think Dio, Scorpions, Judas Priest, Metallica, etc.), Savage Blade signed a international distribution deal with Germany’s Pure Steel Records in August 2009, and their debut album We Are The Hammer was released the following November, garnering rave reviews and generating strong sales ever since. Doors open at 10 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door.

Bassbizniz presents their second annual holiday massive. Bassbizniz Productions and Application Audio are transforming the legendary Royal on Baker to bring you the most ultra and amazing holiday party you’ve ever had. Fully custom big sound, lighting and Christmas visuals by Onebeyond. Performers include Terravita, The Mongoose, Application and more. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at Ripping Giraffe and Royal Espresso.

Saturday, December 17

Stop by The Royal on Tuesday night and hop on the Magic Bus. Every week they showcase the best in local electronic music, and soon featuring local bands and musicians. This week DJ Deeps, Earthtone and Sturdy take the stage. There’s no cover and the show starts at 10 p.m.

Do you have a song you’ve been waiting to debut? Or interested in taking in some local talent? Head down to the variety show hosted by Estevan and Tracy Lynn. Come to watch. Come to listen. Come to play. The stage is open. Show starts at 8:30 p.m.

Ellison’s Market and Cafe 523 Front Street

So it’s not entirely true that opposites attract, but it is true that when two opposites get together, things become a lot less mundane. This is certainly what’s happened between Robbie Slade and Peter Ricq, the musicians behind Vancouver indie-electro-pop dance duo, Humans. Always listening for new songs, styles and sounds, Slade and Ricq hope to expand from a duo to a full band to take on the road in 2012 and build on last year’s tour success, which included a sold out Canadian tour, opening spots for Chromeo, Junior Boys and Crystal Method and featured showcases at SXSW, CMW, and NXNE. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel.

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Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill 705 Vernon Street

Tuesday, December 20

Wednesday, December 21


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

Saturday, December 17 The popular Unplugged Sessions has three new acts again this week. Starting at noon is David Hartman, a fingerpicking singer/songwriter living in Rossland, who will perform folk fusion on guitar. Next is Lynn Rosenblood, a singer/songwriter who plays guitar and piano. Closing act is the Cosmic Caravan, a new and exciting collaboration of experienced ethnic world music artists, based in the Slocan valley. The trio consists of Nathan deBridge on oud and guitar, Randy Mead on flutes and turkish clarinet, and Joel Pelletier on a mixed world percussion kit.


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Come down every Friday night to Finley’s where Dallas shares his live music with a comedic twist. Come and enjoy drinks and great company. Finley’s is the place to be on Friday nights for appies and dinner with friends. Dallas performs from 5 to 9 p.m.

Sunday, December 18 Rockers, divas, and wailers unite. Come down to Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill every Wednesday and Sunday for the karaoke experience of a life time. We have a huge list of classics, top 40, country, rock, and hairband legends to choose from.

Tuesday, December20 Calling all musicians to Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill for open mic jam nights. Amps, guitars and drums are provided. The music gets going at 9 p.m.

Thursday, December 29 Toga Theme Party at Finley’s Thursday night with Pilsner as the sponsor. Twister, Jenga and other games to get you moving from 9 p.m. on with DJ Mike Payne entertaining you. Free pool for students that show their ID. Burger and fries for $5 for students with ID only.

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Continued from Page 3 Since the centre opened in 1991, it has had a significant influence on the climbing scene in the area. “There was hardly any climbers here, there wasn’t even a single climbing store and there was very little outdoor climbing at that time,” said Hladik. “The climbing gym helped generate interest in the sport… as a guiding company we were also providing the outdoor climbing programs and we established the majority of the outdoor climbs around Nelson for the last 20 years.” As a result, climbers who have gone though the Gravity Climbing Centre have competed in Beijing for world climbing competitions, been inspired to become guides and a few are now sponsored climbers doing some of the world’s most difficult routes. Hladik said there are also those who were at one time in the junior program as ten year olds and today they take their

own ten year old to go climbing. Ray said they recently received an e-mail from one of their climbers, who now lives in Vancouver, saying he felt

“For us it’s been pretty devastating emotionally to hear about the closure because we have invested so much financially to keep it going and so much emotionally over those years because we’re both been passionate about it.” June Ray that he “definitely wouldn’t be where he is today without growing up with the climbing gym in this town.” “We feel like maybe it’s an opportunity for us to take a

bit of space, maybe travel, go climbing. We’re survivors, we’ll keep going but we also feel very strongly that we really hope that either somebody… wants to see it as an opportunity to start a small business or that the community comes together and forms a co-op,” said Ray. Hladik said there will be a meeting at the climbing centre today at 7:30 p.m. with a group of climbers to see if there’s anything they can do. “We definitely want to put on the table that we’ll be offering to sell the assets and help to get it in some kind of a different set up,” said Hladik. “For us it’s been pretty devastating emotionally to hear about the closure because we have invested so much financially to keep it going and so much emotionally over those years because we’ve both been passionate about it. We’re both climbers ourselves, we’ve both guided and been in that whole industry for many years… it’s a big blow for sure,” said Ray.

Public has opportunity to stall process Continued from Page 1 this. It’s the right thing to do.” The City will be coming to the community for approval through an Alternative Approval Process. The Alternative Approval Process is used by municipalities to gauge public opinion. According to a press release from the city, the process is less expensive than a referendum, but Dooley said there are risks. “It requires 10 per cent of the electorate to indicate that they would like to take this decision to a vote,” he told the

Star on Wednesday. “In other words that would be to a referendum. You always run a risk when you do the Alternate Approval Process because 10 per cent is not a lot of people, you know if people didn’t think it was a great idea.” Nelson Hydro is an important source of revenue for the city and with the interest rates being low, Dooley said it’s a good time for the city to invest in the “jewel of our city.” “We want to complete the overall rebuild of our hydro electric system,” he said. “It

will make it more efficient and more cost effective as far as our maintenance programs going forward, and of course, we all know the financial benefit to the municipality of the revenues from Nelson Hydro. It’s really our cash cow. So it’s important that we maintain it to a high standard similar to what we’re trying to do with our roads, sewers and sidewalks.” In addition to seeking approval from the public, the city must also receive approval by the Inspector of the Municipalities.

Kootenay Lake Levels December 14, 2011 For the benefit of Kootenay Lake area residents, the following lake levels are provided by FortisBC as a public service. Queen’s Bay:

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Arts Local Artist Turns Heads With Custom Lampshades

Light ideas garner acclaim

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local artist’s journey from cottage industry to international business is just one example of how hard work and dedication can pay off long term. In 1995, Lynn Melanson began a journey that changed her life. “I was in somebody’s home and there was a Victorian-style paper shade and I just saw it at a social event and said ‘wow that’s really cool, it’s kind of plain jane but I think I’m going to try this medium and take it to a different level.’ And that’s what I did,” said Melanson. “At that point I was kind of ready for a change but that’s why I did it slowly, I just didn’t dive right into it,” said Melanson, who was working in rehab and geriatrics at the time. Melanson said it took her about five years of practice and learning more skills until her craft became a business for her. “Through trial and error I just got better and better and modernized my shades into a whole selection of divisions in my medium of rice paper,” she said. Melanson, who had no background

Lynn Melanson of Shades of Nature works on creating a new lampshade in her home Samuel Dobrin photo studio.

in art before starting her light shade creations, uses strictly rice paper to form her shades. She incorporates elements and shapes from nature to create themes for her work. “About 75 per cent of my work is nature and wildlife themed,” said Melanson. “Wildlife and nature has been a big component of my work since day one, without a doubt.” She grew up in Ontario where her family had a cottage in Algonquin Park. “I grew up surrounded by wildlife and nature… I really believe that had an affect on me.” However, what may have had the biggest impact on her ability to create and continOne of Melanson’s creations was featured on the cover of New York lighting magazine Enlightenment in October.

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ue developing her craft was learning how to weld. “What it did was it took me from (creating) plain shades to going to three or four different other levels. From organic to abstract to modern, it just gave me so much freedom to create some really unique stuff,” said Melanson. Since then, Melanson’s Shades of Nature have spread internationally making their way to the US, Europe and the Middle East to name a few. She said a lot of her exposure can be attributed to her website and even Facebook. “It’s all the networking of Facebook. People find me off Facebook, that’s how the lighting magazine found me,” said Melanson, referring to an October cover shot on the New York lighting magazine Enlightenment. “You will always need lighting no matter what, wherever you live, wherever you go. It’s a functional art,” added Melanson.

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“A lot of people that support and buy it just want something really unique and a piece of nature in their own home… it calms them, it feels really comfortable, it’s not overly bright or dominating their space. It’s just a real calming effect.” The evolution of Melanson’s craft has brought her to her most recent division of shades that she calls relit lamps. The project, which started in May, uses second-hand lamp bases and recreates them with new shades. “Reused, plus reinvented, equals relit lamps,” she said, adding that because the lamps didn’t reach a landfill, they’ve been able to have a new life. “I think over time anything does develop and grow if you’re persistent and believe in yourself. I knew it was going to develop and reach an international level, but it [took] almost a decade to reach there with a functional form.”

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THINK LOCAL FIRST When you support local business, those businesses in turn support local organizations and causes who depend on local business support for their success. Local businesses provide in-kind donations, cash donations and indispensible contributions to many organizations within our communities. Locally owned businesses build strong neighbourhoods by sustaining communities, linking neighbours and by contributing to local causes. As consumers, we have the power to shape our community by shopping local! Isn’t that an amazing thought?

“When people shop locally it is like recycling funds in the community. As customers spend their money locally, those businesses support non-proÅt organizations such as KidsSport and the Nelson Regional Sports Council and in turn those organizations recycle those funds back into the community. To sum it up, vibrant local business equates to a vibrant community.” ~ Bill McDonnell, KidsSport

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Share in our Christmas Dinner We would like to invite you to dine with us on December 24 at 5 PM.

Onus now on skatepark society Continued from Page 1 was the skatepark which I happen to think was a no-brainer.â€? The third option recommended by staff was the completion of Davies Street Park. “Those types of grants don’t fly across the desk of council very often. To come up with a 20 per cent contribution from the community and to have 80 per cent covered is a pretty wonderful thing,â€? said councillor Deb Kozak, who sits on the city’s recreation committee. “We are asking that the Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skateboard Park Society come up with their contribution,â€? said Kozak. The society has indicated to council that they have currently raised $60,000 and have also paid for all of the plans that have been done so far for the park. Because of the significance of a grant this size, Kozak mentioned during the council meeting that there be discussion around other potential projects that could have used the provincial grant funding. “One of my comments was simply that it’s not often when we have a big, big project to Andrea Klassen photo move forward that seems like we’re never going to able to raise the money for it or we don’t Skateboard enthusiasts will need to raise more have the money in reserves,â€? she said. “When- money if the city wants to qualify for the grant. ever the province comes forward with those big cost sharing things, it’s those big ones that conclusion of is the active transportation plan, a lot of what was proposed by staff involved we want to move forward.â€? She also said the work around the pedestri- also having the co-operation and agreement of an walkways network didn’t seem as pertinent CP Rail because it’s walkways over their land because there needs to be work done with CP and at this time it’s unclear whether we’ll have Rail which would exceed the deadline of the permission to develop those corridors across their land, so it made sense that we went with grant application. “During discussion what we came to the the skatepark at this time,â€? she said. CORRECTION A correction to last week’s story on Whitewater Ski Resort’s opening. The Whitewater Junior Freeski Competition, January 27 to 29, is open to competitors 18 and under, not over. Registration is now open online at There’ll be no Cold Shot Foto Face Off at this year’s Kootenay Coldsmoke Powderfest, instead the Whitewater lodge will host the The Coldsmoke Buff-eh and Kootenay Hootenay. Coldsmoke sponsors include Arc’Teryx, Kootenay Mountain Culture, White Grizzly, Sacred Ride, ROAM, Valhalla Pure, Rossignol and VoilĂŠ.

Kootenay Christian Fellowship (Our Daily Bread), will be offering a Christmas Eve Dinner to anyone who would like to come. All guests will receive a first class dinner in a pleasant and homey atmosphere, plus a wrapped Christmas Gift. To host our Christmas dinner it costs approximately $4.00 per plate. Any donations received above the cost of our Christmas Eve dinner will go to providing meals throughout the next year. Five days a week we provide hot meals and other vital services to the working poor, those looking for work, and the families that are less fortunate. If you would like to donate ODB Christmas Eve dinner please respond to this ad. ʼn KHOSVSHRSOH ʼn KHOSVSHRSOH ʼn KHOSVSHRSOH ʼn SURYLGHVPHDOV Please donate online at and click on the Our Daily Bread tab or send cheques payable to:

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Guess who’s 90!

The family of Frances Horan (nee Campbell) warmly invites you to help us celebrate our remarkable mother’s 90th birthday! Friday, December 23, 2:00 – 4:00 pm Mountain Lake Seniors Home Born in Nelson on December 16, 1921, Frances grew up in Willow Point (Six-mile), and left for a few years to join the Royal Canadian Armed Forces and complete her teaching degree after the war. After returning to Nelson with her husband, Paddy Horan (recently deceased), Fran had two children and taught in several local schools. In the 70’s Fran and Paddy built the Willow Bay Motel, which they operated until their retirement. As those who know her would attest, Fran lives by her motto: “God put us here to make the world a better place.” A passionate volunteer in her beloved community, Fran has given countless hours to various organizations over the decades, including the Selkirk College board, David Thompson Support Society, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church and the Canadian Cancer Society. In 1995, she was honoured as Nelson’s Citizen of the Year. Please join us for refreshments, Christmas treats and a piece of Fran’s birthday cake – she would love to see you!

Best Christmas Display * Business * Tell us which store you think has the best Christmas display in Nelson. You can nominate a business by sending an email to or by calling the office at 250-352-1890 and letting us know why you think this business deserves to be chosen. This is open to all Nelson businesses and the prize will be $500 worth of advertising in the Nelson Star. Deadline for applications is Dec. 15. A small panel of judges will make the final decision.

Christmas Brass The Nelson Community Band put on its annual Christmas concert at the First Baptist Church in Fairview on Tuesday night. The church was packed to capacity to hear a full line up of festive songs from the band and special guests that included Song Core, Voix Vive and Glacier Bob Hall photo Harmonies.

Best Christmas Display * Residential * Tell us whose house in the Nelson area has the best Christmas Display. They will win dinner for two at the restaurant of their choice. You can nominate a neighbour or anyone for that matter. All we need is a residential address and our panel of judges will go around one evening in late December to do the judging. If you want to nominate someone please send their street address to or by calling our offices at 250-352-1890 with a brief description of why you think they should win. Deadline to enter is Dec. 15.

Winners will be announced in the Dec 23. newspaper. You don’t have to be nominated to win, however, if you want to ensure the judges don’t miss your business or house, please let us know so that we make sure it is on our list.

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Community Community Finds Ways to Spread Hope

In the spirit of giving A group of realtors from RE/MAX RHC Realty recently made a donation to the Nelson Food Cupboard’s Holiday Hamper Project 2011. (L to R) Realtors Brady Lake, Laura Salmon, Lorne Westnedge, Lisa Cutler (presenting a cheque to Marya Skrypiczajko of the Nelson Food Cupboard), Glen Darough, and Tad Lake.

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The Nelson Italian Canadian Society recently donated $400 to the Nelson Food Cupboard. VInce Devito (right) from the society brought the cheque to the cupboard and presented it to Marya Skrypiczajko (left).

The Nelson and District Metis Community recently held its Christmas party and it was decided that funds raised at the event would go to Our Daily Bread. On Monday Bob Adams (left) from the society donated a cheque to Our Daily Bread’s pastor Jim Reimer.

At a recent evening of generous support to the community, Clem Le Franc (right) presented Dan Carlson, chair of the West Kootenay chapter of the MS Society with a $1,000 donation from the Nelson Eagles Aerie #22.

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Sports High School Basketball


Promising start for Bombers

League Standings Neil Murdoch Division TEAM GP W Beaver Valley 30 25 Castlegar 32 21 Nelson 31 19 Spokane 30 12 Grand Forks 32 1

L 5 8 10 17 31

T 0 1 0 1 0

OTL 0 2 2 0 0

P 50 45 40 25 2

Eddie Mountain Division TEAM GP W Kimberley 29 22 Fernie 30 21 Creston Valley 30 16 Golden 29 13 Columbia Val. 34 2

L 5 7 11 13 31

T 1 0 0 1 0

OTL 1 2 3 2 1

P 46 44 35 29 5

Okanagan Division TEAM GP Osoyoos 32 Princeton 31 Penticton 30 Kelowna 31 Summerland 32

W 17 17 15 14 9

L 12 12 11 15 22

T 1 1 1 0 0

OTL 2 1 3 2 1

P 37 36 34 30 19

Doug Birks Division TEAM GP Kamloops 33 Revelstoke 30 N. Okanagan 32 Sicamous 30 Chase 30

W 24 21 21 12 2

L 5 7 10 16 27

T 1 0 0 1 1

OTL 3 2 1 1 0

P 52 44 43 26 5

Upcoming Games Friday, December 16 Beaver Valley at Nelson, 7 p.m., NDCC Goldenb at Sicamous Castlegar at Kelowna Kamloops at Princeton Kimberley at Creston Valley Columbia Valley at Fernie Spokane at Grand Forks North Okanagan at Summerland Penticton at Osoyoos Saturday, December 17 Nelson at Castlegar Penticton at Princeton Sicamous at Kamloops Grand Forks at Kelowna Golden at Revelstoke Creston Valley at Kimberley Fernie at Columbia Valley Osoyoos at Summerland Sunday, December 18 Nelson at Beaver Valley Grand Forks at Spokane Kelowna at Princeton Revelstoke at Sicamous Chase at Kamloops

Nelson Leafs Leaders

PLAYER Nik Newman Brett Norman Colton Schell Matti Jmaeff Carson Willians Dallon Stoddart James Sorey

Position Forward Forward Forward Forward Forward Forward Forward

GP 28 25 29 27 31 29 30

G 19 19 18 8 12 10 11

A 24 23 23 22 17 16 13

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SAMUEL DOBRIN Nelson Star Reporter

It’s only the beginning of the season, but the L.V. Rogers senior boys basketball team seem to be on their way to a good campaign. “If some of the games we’ve played are any indication, if we can continue to get better over the season it’s going to be a successful year for sure,” said Bombers coach Ross Naka. So far the team has only played five games, but among those was a win this past weekend against a highly ranked Oliver AA team. “For a senior team we’ve got nine Grade 11’s and one Grade 10, we are really young so to get that win was very good for us,” said Naka. “That Oliver basketball team is one of the better AA teams in BC, so for us to have beaten them just shows what we’re capable of.” Now in his sixth year coaching basketball, Naka said for a young team there is a lot of skill and talent. “The amount of time that they put in on their own is a great strength of our team. We practice twice a week, but it’s invaluable to have the guys go in and play on their own… they do that a lot,” he said. “The other thing that’s good about these guys — and more so than past years — is that they’re just a tight group of guys… we’ve got 12 guys and they all get along real well — and it shows on the floor.” Naka said this team is a lot deeper than usual with big contributions coming from several players. “When we played Oliver I think we had three of four guys put in 12 to 15 points each and that’s going to be a lot more of a strength than one guy who can dump 30 [points] in by himself,” said Naka, adding that having five to seven players that are able to score around 15 points on any given night is another strength of the team. “Heading forward I think it’s going to be a mental thing more than anything… as much as we need to improve skill-wise, we need to improve

L.V. Rogers Bombers’ Mclain Sandeveland (5) drives the ball to the net through the Rossland Royals’ defence in a game earlier this season that saw the locals win 87- 18 over their Kootenay rivals. Samuel Dobrin photo

mentally to be able to perform in that level no matter who we play against.” The Bombers easily took down Grand Forks on Monday night at home by a lopsided 75-30 count. The senior

girls club also triumphed against their Boundary visitors by a score 53-36. The Bombers head to Penticton Friday to play at the Pen High Christmas Classic.


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Sports Unstoppable in Spokane The Nelson Pee Wee Reps went undefeated in the Spokane Winterfest Tournament this past weekend, beating Everett, Tri-Cities and Boise in round robin. Another win against Tri-Cities in the semifinal had them meeting Cranbrook in the gold medal game. Nelson beat Cranbrook 3-2 in overtime to capture the tournament.

Been There DONE THAT First hand reports from local travellers

Part One by Joe Dunn

It was a cold, grey dismal day in late October when my girl Debbie told me we needed to get out of town. My bottle of Old Pulteney was empty in my bottom drawer, I’d used up my luck and people I didn’t want to talk to were coming to call so I saw the wisdom of her words. Three hours to Spokane then plane to Las Vegas – sun and no questions asked. The dice were cold, the carpets dirty and the beer American so we headed to LA for a late supper and some west coast vibe. Platinum hair, silicon chests and legs up to here. We ate and crashed, layin’ low in the City of Angels. The phone went off at seven – be in the lobby in one hour with your carryon, leave your luggage in the room and ask no questions. They’d really set me up. A pleasant grey haired woman name o’ Princess told us to sit over there and wait because they were coming to get us. I thought we’d blown town in time but no, it had all been arranged. They shuffled us out in a line to a waiting bus – you know that’s how it always starts out – so innocent. Big holding shed, show your papers and quick march you to a ship. A pretty girl smiled and said hi and a cold Pacific wind blew down my neck.

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The Captain stuck his foot in it and we steamed through the next day and night. First stop was Cabo San Lucas at the end of the Baja peninsula. They took us to shore by tender and nobody asked for papers, just as well because I still had some scars and dents from the last time they’d sent me south of the border and I didn’t want to explain why I was back. Cabo’s a pleasant, smallish town with a yacht harbour ringed with bars, restaurants and places to buy trinkets. Debbie likes her bargains so we went back off the main street far enough to see a two for a dollar Coronas sign and I knew we were in the right place. We bought a nice sun face and some ceramic numbers for our boat house then wandered back to the ship for some air conditioning and a dip in the pool. T shirts seen in Cabo; “Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he’ll sit in his boat and drink beer all day”


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Solid, But Unlucky The Nelson Bantam Reps hosted a tournament this past weekend and though they avoided a loss in the round robin, a glitch in the schedule kept them out of the gold medal final. The reps opened the tournament with a 4-0 win against Revelstoke. Nolan Percival, Micah May, Amit Bhabra, Matthew Brind’Amour scored for Nelson. In the most exciting game of the tournament, Nelson tied Creston 3-3 with Sawyer Hunt scoring a goal with just over a minute left to tie game. Salmon Arm fell to Nelson 4-1 Saturday afternoon in a game that had Jacob Shukin picking up a pair of goals. In the bronze medal game, Nelson crushed Revelstoke 7-1 thanks to two-goal performances by Justin Podgorenko and Bhabra. The reps are off to a tournament in Kelowna this weekend. Samuel Dobrin photo

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Sports Huge Weekend for Junior Leafs

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If there was ever a time to make a move in the Neil Murdoch Division, this weekend is it. As the Nelson Junior Leafs prepare to break for the Christmas season, they have three big items to knock off their todo list starting tonight at home against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. The Leafs currently sit in third place in the KIJHL’s Murdoch Division, 10 points behind Beaver Valley and five points behind Castlegar. With

a Saturday night tilt in Castlegar and a trip to Fruitvale on Sunday for a rematch against the Nitehawks, the Leafs could make a serious move over the next three days. Win all three and they will be within striking distance of first place. Lose all three and any hopes of a division title will be slim. The timing could be right with the Leafs playing well of late, compiling a 7-2-0-1 record over the last 10 games. The bad news is the Nitehawks have been even better, winning all 10 of their last 10. Saturday’s game against

Castlegar will feature two evenly matched teams who have battled hard so far this season. Last Friday the Leafs were outshot by the pesky Rebels, but escaped with a 5-2 win. The teams split the previous two games with Nelson winning 3-0 in the season opener and then falling 6-3. After the weekend, players will head their separate ways for the holidays. They return to action on December 30 when the team travels to Spokane. The Braves then head north for a 2 p.m. New Year’s Eve game at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

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Nelson Star Friday, December 16, 2011

Churches of Nelson 23

Unity Centre of the Kootenays Sunday 11:00 am Christmas Candlelight Service 905 Gordon Rd (IHA Bldg., back door)

The Seed Rev. Scott Simpson First Baptist Church

Jesus came proclaiming the Kingdom of God, not ‘the church’. The Kingdom is too big, and perhaps too slippery, to be contained by the church. I am always struck with the absurdity of Jesus favouring the image of a seed to represent this kingdom. If I was promoting my own kingdom, I would have chosen a different image to put on my coat of arms. As Robert Farrar Capon states, “Given our druthers, our pet illustration of the kingdom would probably be a giant nail – driven into the world, appropriately enough, by a giant hammer in the hand of a giant God. Something noisy and noticeable. But a seed? Oh, come now.” And yet, the more I encounter the Kingdom of God, the more I sense the appropriateness of the seed. Like a seed, the Kingdom of God is powerful – but not in the way we expect. It is also appreciated by children. And it works under the surface, almost in secret. Jesus even says that it is closer to us than we think. The Parable of the Sower (Mark 4) pictures God scattering seed over the whole world with such generosity that some would call him careless. A prudent farmer would have been much more cautious in his distribution of the precious seed. It is this generosity of grace that we celebrate in the Christmas story. That Jesus, the Seed of God, came to be the Saviour, not of a select few insiders, but of the whole world. He is not just for the church, he is for all humanity. And the mystery of the gospel is that he is not just for all humanity, he is for all living things. But the Parable of the Sower also contains another lesson – some of the seed will fail to flourish. Four soil types are imagined, all receive liberal portions of the seed, but only one type is found to be fertile in a sustainable way leading us to understand that not all will receive this good news with open hearts. ‘Yet to all who receive him, to those who believe in his name, he gives the right to become children (seed) of God’. ( John 1:12) May we find ourselves receptive this Christmas season to the Seed of the Kingdom.

OBITUARIES RA M SDE N Mr. David Ramsden of Cranbrook, BC passed away peacefully at the Eagleridge Coquitlam, BC Hospital on November 23, 2011 at the age of 82 years. Born in Nelson, BC raised in Vancouver, BC he graduated from Britania High School in 1949. After moving to Penticton, BC he met his future wife Yvonne (49 years of togetherness) and settled in Cranbrook, BC working in the Heating Plumbing Industry and eventually retiring with the Cranbrook School Board in October, 1994. David is survived by his two sons, Phillip (Pamela) and Miles both of Coquitlam, BC, as well as four grandchildren, Amanda, Chad, Nicole and Michael. He was predeceased by his loving wife Yvonne, also his parents Henry David and Lillian Ramsden, brother Ralph Willson, all of Nelson, BC A service to celebrate his life will be held at the Salvation Army in Cranbrook on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember David may do so with donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 19 - 9th Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC V1C 2L9. Mark Memorial Funeral Services in care of arrangements (250) 426-4864

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church Worship Service: 10:00 am

A Friendly Bible Centre Church Sermon Title “Jesus Is Coming Soon” 623 Gordon Rd. Nelson BC V1L 5X6 Phone 250-352-9322 • Pastor Rev. Ken H. Keber

Refreshments are served after the service

(Affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)

Nelson Seventh-day Adventist Church 1502 Granite Rd., Tel (250) 352-6102 –


Christmas Eve Service: 7:00 pm Christmas Day Service: 10:00 am

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

Pastor: Rev. Scott Simpson

611 Fifth Street • 250-352-3212

“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.

The Salvation Army

Celebrate Christmas with us at

Nelson Community Church

Sunday Worship Service at 11:00 am Everyone is Welcome

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

601 Vernon Street (Middle Level)

Anglican Church of Canada St. Saviour's ProCathedral

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


Covenant Church Loving Jesus, Loving People, Transforming Lives


• Nelson

702 Stanley St. • 352.9613 Sundays at 10:00 am Pastor Arden Gustafson Pastor Chris Wiens Dec. 24 Candlelight Christmas Eve Service 7 pm Dec. 25 No service Christmas Day


• Balfour

7741 Upper Balfour Rd. • 229.2301 Sundays at 9:30 am Pastor Jason Ashley Dec. 24 Candlelight Christmas Eve Service 6 pm Dec. 25 Family Christmas Service 9:30 am

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

• Playmor

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

Dec. 24 Candlelight Christmas Eve Service 6:30 pm Dec. 25 Christmas Morning Service 8:15 am

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

Nelson United Church Nelson United Church

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

Christmas Cantata

“For unto us a child is born...” Isaiah 9:6

Family Christmas Service Young and old are warmly invited to celebrate Christmas through songs and stories of the First Christmas Sunday, December 18th 4:00 PM All are welcome!

“ Lead Me Back to Bethlehem”

Service of the Longest Night 7:00 pm All are welcome


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

This service replaces our traditional Christmas Eve service

Wednesday, December 21

Sunday School ages 4 and up Nursery Room Available


602 Silica Street, Nelson BC V1L 1L 4N1 Ph: 250.352.2822 •

3370 Village Rd. South Slocan


CATHEDRAL OF MARY IMMACULATE 813 Ward Street 352-7131 Sunday Mass Times: • Saturday 7:00pm • Sunday 8:30 am and 10:30 am Parish office open Tuesday – Friday 9:00 am - noon •

New to Town?

Then let us welcome you to town with our greetings basket that also includes information about your new community. Call us at 250-352-3220 or 250-825-4743 Have you had a new baby? Then let us know as we have a special gift basket for your new baby.

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Call Or Drop by our office at 514 Hall Street Nelson, BC 8:30-5:00 Monday - Friday

Classified Deadline 4pm Monday & Wednesday




Lost & Found

Please join us to celebrate Jack Richards’ 90th Birthday ~ December 18, 2011 ~ Drop in at Chiller’s Pub 2pm no gifts please

LOST: Toyota key on rasta beaded fob near Baker & Ward St. Multi-hooped leather earring. If found, pls call 3522272 (days) or 229-4772 (eve)

Coming Events


Busker Fest 2011 Saturday December 17th. @ Kootenay Time Coffee n Donuts Victoria @ Kootenay. presented by Oyster Express Vancouver 9am-9pm. Oysters $2 ea all day. FREE BALLOONS DYNAMITE DANCERS Moving Centre w. “Miss.Karin” 3-4yrs,1:30-2:15;Creative Dnc 5-7yrs,3:30-4:15;Combo Class (ballet/jazz/hip hop). 6-10yrs,4:15-5:00;Breakin’ & Hip Hop (boys & girls). 12 classes on Mondays beginning January 16th call 250-505-5013 or email Grand Opening Party Kootenay Time Coffee n Donuts Saturday December 17th 9am kickoff. Free coffee n donuts n balloons. Dogs welcome. Corner of Victoria @ Kootenay (next to Thor’s)

Information BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES with Rita & Ian Deane in Nelson! Thursdays (Jan.5-Mar.8) 6-7pm BEGINNER (Jive), 7-8pm PRACTICE, 8-9pm INTERMEDIATE (Salsa) Singles & couples welcome! Pre-registration only $150/person Call 250-352-0013 P.A.L. COURSE: Jan 14/15 non-restricted and restricted, C.O.R.E. COURSE: Jan 21/22 Nelson District Rod & Gun Club A GREAT Christmas Gift! For registration call 250-825-4219

Lost & Found

FOUND items: to claim email 1) blue beaded necklace w/ pendant near Ward St. Nelson 2) single car key on strap on Front St near Ward. 3) Gold House key on Rails to Trails in Crescent Valley FOUND: Snowboard in uphill area call 250-352-5922 to id. Lost 1 Silver Heart Pendent in a Kolmel bag in the Nelson Mall or Wholesale Gas Bar. Call 250-505-6604 LOST in Slocan City: 1 male medium shepherd / doberman mix w/big ears, answers to Griswald, 2 smaller shepherd/Husky mix (1 male/1 female) answer to Buster & Roxy last seen December 3rd Please call Layne or Maria 250-355-2885 or 355-2545

LOST: Silver filigree/ball pierced earring in downtown Nelson. Pls call 250-359-6687 LOST: Silver Heart pendant in a Kolmel Bag at the Gas Bar or Chahko Mika Mall. Please call 250-505-6604

Business Opportunities ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or

Career Opportunities NURSE MANAGER, COMMUNITY LIAISON - Bayshore Home Health is hiring an RN to grow its private home care business in the Nelson area. Key responsibilities: building business relationships, delivering presentations and creating a high profile for Bayshore in the community. Other responsibilities: delivery of care to clients, supervision of Field staff and coordinating clinical education. The ideal candidate is a driven self-starter with an outstanding work ethic and exceptional people skills, who works well with limited direction. This is a casual, part-time position with the potential to grow to permanent full-time. Resumes to Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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

ITA Foundation ITA HEO Theory Multi Equipment Training (Apprenticeship hours logged) Certificates included are: • Ground Disturbance Level 2 • WHMIS • Traffic Control • First Aid Reserve your seat today by calling Taylor Pro Training Ltd at 1-877-860-7627



Education/Trade Schools

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Become a Psychiatric Nurse - train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG Imagine coughing up this much phlegm every day, just to breathe. That’s life with cystic fibrosis.

Please help us.

Busy Building Supply Co, is looking for a delivery truck driver. This position requires a class 1 with air, Hi Ab experience, crane certificate, general vehicle maintenance pretrip inspections, helping to load and unload and warehouse work when not driving. Please include a clean abstract with your resume to: Maglio Building Centre 29 Government Rd, Nelson BC, V1L 5L9. 250-352-6661 (p) 250-352-3566 (f) Attn: Dominic Email:

1-800-378-CCFF •


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is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes

Registered CARE AIDES “Pride In Caring” is AdvoCare Health Services Philosophy. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference and be part of a company that is expanding its network, we are currently recruiting Care Aides to work on a casual basis, at Mountain Lake Seniors Centre in Nelson. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Care Aide, must be registered with the BC CARE AIDE REGISTRY and have a registration # to be considered. To apply please e-mail: Janice.VanCaeseele@ or Fax: 250-352-0056


Baker Hughes Alberta -


based oilfield services company is currently hiring;

RN’s & LPN’s

If you are experiencing delays in the processing of your EI, CPP, OAS, Veterans Affairs, or CIC claims, please call the “Office For Client Satisfaction”

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Class 1 or 3 License required.

Bayshore Home Health Is currently seeking Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses for night shifts in the Castlegar / Nelson area to work with children with complex care needs. If you are an RN or LPN and love working with children and their families, we would appreciate hearing from you. Pediatric experience is an asset and we do offer client specific training.

1–866-506-6806 Care Ad Needed Part time Care Ad required for 31 year old disabled man, at his Krestova resident must be motivated, inspiration & caring Call 250-359-7133 evening Dental Hygienist required for Mondays and possibly two half days on Tuesday & Thursday February 6,2012. Please drop off resume to Dr. Zarikoff’s office 515D Vernon St. Nelson BC or fax to 250-352-5886

Career Opportunities


HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to:

pedsvancouver@ or fax to 1-866-686-7435

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Join us in the beautiful Selkirk Mountains of southeastern British Columbia.

RESEARCHER A call for Expressions of Interest for short-term research assignments—Castlegar With a goal of providing background information on issues relating to rural development, you will provide research support to the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute and Regional Innovation Chair. Relying on your ability to analyze raw data and render your findings clearly and concisely, you will perform research, write a variety of pieces (including media and internet releases as well as internal and external publication materials), edit documents and attend events for information gathering. With a background in research and reporting, you have superb attention to detail as well as excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Experience related to rural development, including economic, social, environmental and cultural sustainability would be an asset. This is a call for Expressions of Interest to identify a small pool of researchers who will be selected for interim assignments on an as-needed basis. Closing date: January 31, 2012.

For more information visit 1-800-222-TIPS




COACH Janis Neufeld, BPE 20yrs exp. Online training prgms designed for your needs/goals. Triathlon, running, wt loss $65-105/mo Give the gift of health 250-353-8025

ROOT 99 Hair Design would like to welcome Sam to their team. Sam has recently graduated from the Vancouver Hair Academy in Vancouver. Sam will be offering introductory specials: men haircut for $15.00 , women haircut for $20.00 and foils for $50.00 For appointment please call 250354-4999

Help Wanted

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Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, metallurgical coal, zinc and energy. The operation at Trail, British Columbia, is one of the world’s largest and most efficient integrated zinc and lead smelters. Further information about Teck can be found at We are currently seeking qualified individuals in the roles of:

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Golden Retriever Puppies Just in time for Christmas! vet checked, ďŹ rst shots, dewormed $375 250-265-3320

NELSON: Gyro Park, Lake View Apartment. 1 or 2 bdrm, newly reno’d, private entrance, shared laundry, clawfoot tub and internet. Semi-furnished, if needed. Park-like setting. NS/ NP References required. Available Jan 1st $1,100/mo all inclusive. Call 352-0776.


Please send or email resume with complete prior job history and references to: Carlos DeFrias, Champion Chevrolet 2880 Highway Drive, Trail BC V1R 2T3 Email


We require a LUBE TECHNICIAN or 1st/2nd year Apprentice to work in a fast paced shop. Opportunity for advancement. Must be reliable and hardworking.

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

RENTAL: Sunny Taghum, Granite Rd: 2 bdrm, carport, balcony, priv. yd, D/W, W/D, F/S: Avail Jan 1/12 (250) 3525638;

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

Pets & Livestock

Household Services

Feed & Hay

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

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

Pets FREE TO GOOD HOME TWO MALE BUDGIES. These little guys are a year and a half old. Unfortunately, their owners are leaving the country and can’t take them along. Includes cage and play stand. 352-6883

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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

Real Estate The NELSON POLICE DEPARTMENT currently seeks candidates for Relief Dispatch. Applicants must be able to mulĆ&#x;-task in a demanding environment and have above average computer skills. A Ňexible schedule is a must as this in an on-call posiĆ&#x;on involving shiĹŒ work. For more informaĆ&#x;on regarding qualiÄŽcaĆ&#x;ons, please go to and check the employment opportuniĆ&#x;es page or contact administraĆ&#x;on@ Please forward your applicaĆ&#x;on to: Human Resources City of Nelson 101-310 Ward Street Nelson, BC V1L 5S4 Fax: 250-505-2131 Email:

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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Clean, renovated 1bdrm in Nelson. Walking distance to downtown. Avail. Jan.1st NS $795/mo incl util. 354-4475 NELSON: Large 2bdrm suite for quiet couple. Central location $880 + utilities 352-0486

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Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services Central Kootenay Transit System

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Transit Operators Needed Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services is looking for Casual Custom Transit Operators for the Nelson Area.

An employee in this classiďŹ cation will assist Aboriginal students with all aspects of their education including academic work; cultural program delivery; and ensuring the student’s active participation in school. The Aboriginal Support Worker will also support home/school liaison. Aboriginal ancestry required.


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• Clean driving record with Class 2 licence preferred • Minimum Class 4 required • Wages and bene¿ts as per collective agreement

If interested please email resume and current driver’s abstract to:

Apartment Furnished SIX MILE: Furnished Suites, NS/NP Starting @ $800/month utilities included 250-825-9421

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

Small ads, BIG deals! Cottages / Cabins Near Whitewater Ski Hill: Fully furnished cottage on acreage. Bdrm, sittingrm, bthrm. TV, micro, fridge etc. Kitchen use in house. Wkly housekeeping & laundry incl. No internet or cell service avail Ref required. Avail Jan 1- Apr 1/12. 250-352-0147

Homes for Rent NELSON 12mile: Waterfront furnished cabin for 1-2 people Avail. until July 2012 NS/NP $650 util. incl. 250-354-4779 NELSON: Perrier Rd. Small 2 bdrm. WD,F/S. NS/NP. Avail now $850/mo. 250-352-2439 NELSON: Waterfront Acreage Clean townhouse on the beach w/large country kitchen. 2bdrm, den & bath upstairs, kitchen & living room on main oor. lots of parking (cars, boats etc), detached storage building incl. Located 5 mins from town on Johnson Rd. $1500/mo + hydro, uses economical green geo heat Avail. Immediately 352-5679 RIDGEWOOD RD: Well maintained family home. 4bdrm, 2.5bth F/S, D/W, W/D, NS/NP $1450/mo + utilities Available Immediately Attention Larry 250-352-3581 (Rosling Real Estate) Small 1 bdrm cabin w/beautiful lake view, close to town, lake & bus stop, NS/NP great place for mature single or couple. Recently reno’d, new windows, kitchen, bathroom & sundeck. $850. including electric. Ph 250-551-3336

OfďŹ ce/Retail NELSON: 800sq/ft & 2 parking spaces. Extras incl. level entry & deck. Rent negotiable for long term lease. 825-4605 NELSON: near Nelson Ford, 300sq ft ofďŹ ce space Available November 1st. $450/mo incl. utilities. Call 250-825-4700


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Cleaning Services

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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


Legal Notices NOTICE OF SUBSTANTIAL PERFORMANCE Project: Lead South Dracco Baghouse Switchroom Project Asbestos/Cladding Removal. Contract: CSA 003-10 C.C.O. Nos. 13 Owner: Teck Metals Ltd., Trail BC Contractor: Hil-Tech Contracting Ltd. 270B 1st Avenue Trail, BC V1R 4V3 Engineer: Amec Americas Limited 1385 Cedar Ave. Trail, BC V1R 4C3 J.W. (Jakki) Van Hemert Telephone (250) 364-4207 The above mentioned Contract has been declared substantially performed as of November 30, 2011.


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For more information call: 250.352.0621 Full-time General Insurance Representative Nelson, BC We currently have an opportunity for a permanent full-time Customer Service Representative in our Nelson OfÄce. The Representative provides ICBC/ Autoplan and General Insurance products and services to clients, including Mobile Road Service agent. The incumbent will complete daily administrative functions related to the delivery of automobile and general insurance products and services. • Secondary school diploma or equivalent • Current Level 1 Insurance License • A minimum of 2 years experience in an insurance environment. • Autoplan experience • Exceptional sales, service and communication skills • Ability to organize work and meet changing deadlines • Competitive wage, pension and beneÄt package

Deadline for submission is December 23, 2011

Kootenay Insurance Services Ltd, is owned in equal partnership between Kootenay Savings Credit Union, East Kootenay Community Credit Union and Nelson & District Credit Union.

305 Ward St Nelson, BC V1L 1S5 • (250) 352-5341


Help Wanted A25 25

Don’t cut yourself off from the world. Find out where the cables are before you dig.



Friday, December 16, 2011 Nelson Star


Sports Clinic Helps Connect Visually Impaired to Cross-Country Trails

Fresh tracks, no barriers

        Chako Mika Mall #184 - 1150 Lakeside Drive 250-352-2936         


life in their shoes

Smell gas? Get out, then call: FortisBC’s 24-hour Emergency Line at 1-800-663-9911, or 911.

Attention Attention Teachers: Teachers: The Hero In YouÂŽ education program offers a series of FREE curriculumlinked lesson plans (grades 4-7) aimed to motivate children to ďŹ nd the champion within themselves. In addition, teachers can request a FREE classroom presentation delivered in-person by a Hall of Fame athlete!

When children are exposed to inspiring stories of athletes, they begin to imagine what they can do and how they too can make a difference.

Natural gas is used safely in homes across B.C. everyday. FortisBC adds an odourant that smells like rotten eggs or sulphur. If there’s a leak, you’ll smell it. FortisBC uses the FortisBC name and logo under license from Fortis Inc.

Visually impaired skiers learned crosscountry ski techniques with the help of a guide this month at the Apex facility south of Nelson during a ski clinic. (Top left) BC Para Ski coach Tony Chin instructs impaired skiers and their guides. (Bottom right) Karyn Lawson was one of the visually impaired skiers who attended the clinic where guides aided them with different skills.

Samuel Dobrin photos

(08/11 11-001.5A)

If you are a principal, teacher or parent and would like to book a presentation for your classroom, call

ďŹ ll please

Michael Markowsky at (604) 647-7449 or visit to download lesson plans.

There are 7,000,000,000 people. There are only 3200 tigers left on our ur pl p planet. a et an e.

& reducing waste. Help by recycling

There are 7,000,000,000 people. There are 200 ocelots left.

Safety. We’ve got our best people on it.

Help by recycling reducing waste.


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Animal A niimall Hospital n Healthy Pets, Happy Pets

Shoppers Drug Mart raises funds

250.352.7861 250 2124 Ymir Road We Love Your Pets & They love Us!


SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Thanks to the combined efforts of Shoppers Drug Mart employees and customers, Nelson will now have improved access to services and programing supporting women’s whole health in body, mind and spirit, as Shoppers Drug Mart’s 2011 Tree of Life fundraising campaign has harvested more than $2,158 towards an external fetal monitor for the Kootenay Lake Hospital maternity ward. With over 1,180 Shoppers Drug Mart/ Pharmaprix stores across Canada participating in the four-week campaign, the 10th annual Tree of Life campaign will provide support to over 400 Canadian health care related charities. National in scope yet locally based, the Tree of Life campaign offers patients, customers and employees the opportunity to donate directly to the organizations to ensure that resources and programming are available to meet the needs of Canadian women. In Nelson, the proceeds harvested by local Shoppers Drug Mart customers and employees will benefit the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation. “The success of the 2011 Tree of Life campaign can be attributed to the support and commitment of our loyal customers and staff,” said Keith Kerekes, associate owner of the Nelson Shoppers Drug Mart. “Shoppers Drug Mart has partnered with women’s health organization at national, regional and local levels, in order to provide direct support, ensuring that essential funding, resources and education are available to meet the needs of Canadian women. We are pleased to present this year’s Tree of Life campaign proceeds to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation.”

Wanting to save for a road trip?

250.352.7178 520 C Falls Street Nelson, BC Above Savoy Bowling Lanes KLH Foundation president Pat Dooley (left) receives a sizable cheque from Nelson Shoppers Drug Mart associate owner Keith Kerekes.

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!

Valhalla Path Realty 280 Baker St., Nelson, BC

(250)354-4089 COURT ORDERED SALE

Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814

Robert Goertz 250.354.8500



Level strata building lot located only 4 miles from Nelson on the North Shore at Shannon Point Place. This partly treed property is fully serviced and ready to build on. Community water and sewer. Paved street with lights. The purchase includes your own boat slip at the community dock. Strata fees are $1100/year. A beautiful setting with extremely nice homes.

Call Wayne THE GREAT OUTDOORS A log home overlooking Kootenay Lake that sits on 17 private acres and has a large detached workshop, and custom built kitchen is your opportunity to enjoy the incredible lifestyle that the Kootenays has to offer. Call Robert Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP)

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

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS? Some of these KAAP pets have been in our care way too long! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if they all could find their forever homes and families in time for the holidays? If you have room in your home and your heart for one of these deserving souls, please contact KAAP today for more information and to arrange a visit in their foster home. Let’s get them home for the holidays. More information is on our web site at, and KAAP’s Facebook page has frequent updates. Also, check out KAAP’s “Nelson Community Pet Rehabilitation Project”, a brand new program funded by the Osprey Community Foundation to help our community’s hardto-adopt pets.



Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584

Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443



Hidden in the trees of Bonnington this park like acreage is as rare as it is special. From its development potential to its mountainous beauty this is truly a specialty property. The 4 bed 3 bath home is well thought out, bright and is sure to please. In addition there is a wood burning sauna and a 16’3x 24’2 shop well equipped for the craftsman in the family. Quick possession is available as well to rent. Opportunity awaits.


Call Norm or Lev LOW IN MAINTENANCE HIGH IN VALUE Looking for a change of pace this 3 bed 2 bath townhouse offers all the essentials without the maintenance. This home has had many upgrades over the years and a layout to support any age group. Whether you are downsizing or starting out this one should be on you radar.

Call Lev or Norm

Bella Give the gift of safety for a friend’s or family’s pet. Custom engraved Pet ID tags are available at Nelson Farmers Supply, and proceeds go to help our animals.


We need

James Loeppky 250.509.0804


Carriers! Call Liz 250.352.1890

You have it all, 3 beds, 2 baths and even a yard for the kids to play in. This remodel of a single family home is now a Duplex and consists of 95% new building material, without an HST bill to pay! Close to Lion’s Park and Rails to Trails. Heated bathroom floor on main, Moen fixtures, brand new stainless steel appliances. Why spend all your weekends doing renovations? Just move in and enjoy your life.

Call James



Yara Chard 250.354.3382


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

FREE BARN CATS : FIXED, to good homes. Call 250-352-2008


Friday, December 16, 2011 Nelson Star


December 16, 2011 COUNCIL UPDATES Council moves forward with bylaw for Hydro borrowing Council has taken the first step in authorizing the City to borrow up to $6 million toward Nelson Hydro infrastructure projects. The first three readings of the loan authorization bylaw passed at a special Council meeting on Monday afternoon. This is the first of several steps before borrowing moves forward. Next the bylaw must be approved by the Inspector of Municipalities, then by the community through an Alternative Approval Process and finally by the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

WINTER STREET NOTICES The Alternative Approval Process (AAP) is a method for local governments to gauge public opinion, one that is less expensive than holding a referendum. It is a method commonly used in relation to long term borrowing bylaws. The proposed borrowing will allow for the continuation of Nelson Hydro’s infrastructure improvement program. This program includes the downtown conversion project, building the Rosemont substation, distribution system upgrades, generating plant upgrade (G4 rewind), transmission line rebuilds, and improvements to the substations and generating plant.

City presents Long Service Awards

Street snow plowing A new City bylaw requires that, between November 1st and April 30th, residents parking on City streets park on the odd numbered side of the street on odd numbered calendar days. On even numbered days, residents are asked to park on the even numbered side of the street. The calendar day does start at midnight, but residents can move vehicles to the opposite side of the street from 9:00 pm the night before. This practice will allow us to plow close to the curbs and maintain maximum street width. If you have off-street parking available, please do not park on the street.

Sidewalk snow plowing When walking on snow-covered surfaces, pedestrians are advised to take extra precautions, wear appropriate footwear and choose a sidewalk that has been cleared of snow (if one is available). A sidewalk snow plow map is available on the City of Nelson web page. For complete information on our snow removal program, please visit our website at or see our notices, which are published regularly in local media.

Street paving The City completed a number of water and sewer projects over the summer and fall. Unfortunately due to the early cold temperatures we were not able to complete the paving at 900 block of Victoria Street, the 200 Block of Chatham Street or the Baker Street Bridge. Please take caution when driving in these areas, especially in snowy conditions.

CITY BULLETIN BOARD Christmas fire safety Nelson Fire & Rescue wishes you a safe and happy holiday season! Here are a few tips to reduce the risk of holiday fi res: • Keep your tree well-watered. Check it every day. • Don’t leave candles burning unattended or within the reach of children. • Ensure that candles are located well away from combustible materials and never use candles to decorate a tree. • Use only those lights which have been tested and labeled by an approved testing laboratory. • Use a power-bar to avoid overloading electrical circuits or extension cords. • Always turn Christmas lights off before leaving home or going to sleep. City employees from each department were recognized for their long and outstanding service at the inaugural Council meeting on December 5th. Above, Sergeant Steve Bank receives his 30-year Police Exemplary Service Medal. He is pictured here with Mayor John Dooley, Chief Constable Wayne Holland and City Manager Kevin Cormack.

HOLIDAY HOURS Office closures City Hall, Nelson Hydro, the Operations Department will all be closed, as follows: • Monday, December 26, 2011 • Tuesday, December 27, 2011 • Monday, January 2, 2012 For Operations emergency service, please call 250-352-3103. To report a power outage, electrical hazard, damage to Nelson Hydro equipment or for outage updates call 1-877-32HYDRO (1-877-324-9376)

Nelson Transit service Nelson Transit buses will not be running, during the Christmas Holidays, as follows: • Monday, December 26, 2011 • Tuesday, December 27, 2011 • Monday, January 2, 2012 If you have any questions, please call (250) 352-8228.

Garbage and recycling collection Residential garbage and recycling pick up is the week of December 26 to 30, 2011. There will be no pick up on either Monday, December 26 or Tuesday, December 27, 2011. The garbage and recycling from Monday and Tuesday will be picked up on Wednesday, December 28, 2011. If you have any questions, please call 250-352-8238.

Nelson Public Library holiday hours Open 10am – 3pm on Saturday, December 24 Closed Sunday, December 25 through Tuesday, December 27 Open regular hours Wednesday, December 28 – Friday, December 30 Open 10am – 3pm Saturday, December 31 Closed Sunday, January 1 and Monday, January 2 Open as usual Tuesday, January 3.

Holiday treats at the Library Take a break from your busy Christmas shopping—and the snowy streets—and drop in to the Nelson Public Library for a wassail! Saturday, December 17 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Coffee, hot apple cider, and treats will be served.

Stocking Stuffer Idea from NDYC Looking for that perfect gift for your favourite skateboard enthusiast? Give the gift of skateboarding at the indoor skatepark! Buy a one year pass for $100 or a 20 time punch pass for $30. For more information contact the Nelson and District Youth Centre at (250)352-5656 or

Youth Employment Resource Centre Due to our current employment contract ending and a new employment contract starting, as of December 31, 2011 the Nelson and District Youth Centre’s Youth Employment Resource will temporarily close its doors and re-open on April 1, 2012. Th is closure does not affect NDYC’s evening youth programs. For more information please call (250) 352-5656, email ndycco@ or check out our schedule on the City of Nelson website.

Christmas crime prevention With the Christmas season upon us crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility. Why allow yourself to be a victim when you can take steps to protect yourself and your valuable possessions? Visit our website at for a complete list of crime prevention tips from the Nelson Police Department.

Christmas tree pick up The Lions Club and Air Cadets are teaming up once again this year to pick up Christmas trees. Date is Saturday, January 7th, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please leave your tree outside the front of your house, with a $5.00 donation in an envelope attached to it, or a note saying where payment can be found. For more information please call (250) 352-9771 or email

Happy holidays from everyone at the City of Nelson!

CITY OF NELSON Mailing address: Suite 101, 310 Ward Street, Nelson, BC V1L 5S4 • Email: • Phone: (250) 352-5511 • Fax: (250) 352-2131 website:

December 16, 2011 The Nelson Star  

The Nelson Star as it appeared in print on December 16, 2011.

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