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High school rugby took over the Lakeside pitch last week with the L.V. Rogers Bombers taking on squads from around the region. For the complete wrap on a successful outing for the locals turn to Star sports on page 23.

At least one of the grizzly bears spotted around Nelson over the last two weeks has been relocated before, but the local conservation officer can’t confirm whether it’s one of the animals seen in the city last year. Jason Hawkes says an ear tag is visible in a photo taken of the bear by a resident this month, which means it was captured at some point. “Whether it’s a bear we dealt with last fall or previous to that, I’m not sure. But it’s most likely one of the four sub-adults translocated from this area,� he says. Hawkes adds it wouldn’t be that surprising, as bears can travel far. The mother was believed to have wintered in the Camp Busk area, but he’s not sure about the cubs. “Mostly likely they’re at the age that they would have been pushed away from the sow,� he says. There have been no fur-

ther reported sightings of the bears since the Great Northern Railway trail between Cedar Street and Cottonwood Lake was closed this week. It followed two close calls around the Nelson cemetery this month: one woman was bluff charged, while a man and his dog were actually chased.

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Hawkes says the high snowpack is probably keeping the bears at lower elevation, but he expects they will move on to forage elsewhere for the summer — as long as they aren’t lured by food attractants in Nelson


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A local courier is warning South Nelson residents about a bat that scratched him last week — which he worries could be rabid. Bradley Saint John was making a delivery around 3 p.m. Monday on South Sheppard Road when the encounter happened. “It was flying beside me about head height, a foot away from arm’s reach, as I was walking down a driveway,” the Robson resident says. “When I first looked at it, I thought it was a hummingbird. I kept walking and it kept fluttering beside me. I thought that’s really odd.” He stopped to watch it, and it also stopped, then fluttered down and landed on his inner thigh. “When it stopped flying, its wings were folding in, and that’s when I saw it was a bat,” Saint John says. “My immediate response was ‘get off of me!’” He struck it, it landed on the ground, and then flew away. Although he shrugged the incident off at first, soon afterward he mentioned it to someone who told him he ought to be careful. “When I smacked it, I felt the cold of the skin. I kept feeling that at the point of contact on my finger,” Saint John says. “It was probably psychosomatic, but where

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Bradley Saint John of Robson points to the spot on his finger where a bat scratched him last week.

I could still feel it, I saw a scratch, a quarter of an inch long. It hardly broke the skin.” Saint John went to Kootenay Lake Hospital but says he wasn’t taken seriously — staff wanted to take his

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gent attention. He says they contacted Interior Health, and he was given the first in a series of anti-rabies injections. Saint John says the biggest tip off the bat might have been rabid was that it was flying in the daytime — abnormal behaviour. Jennifer Jeyes, a communicable disease specialist with Interior Health, says there is no way of telling whether a bat is rabid just by looking at it, “which is why we assess any bat contact and take it seriously.” She says between four and eight per cent of bats that come in contact with people will test positive for rabies. Scratches or bites should be washed thoroughly with soap and water, and anyone who has a close encounter should report it to public health or speak to their doctor immediately. In 2009, just under 150 people were treated in B.C. for potential exposure to rabies — not all from bats, although they are the primary carrier of the virus. The risk of encounters is higher in the summer, Jeyes says, with cabins a popular place for them to hang out. She adds she doesn’t want to give the flying mammals a bad rap: “Bats are an important part of the ecosystem and we want to keep them around. It’s just a matter of taking precautions to avoid coming in contact with them.”

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L.V. Rogers makes the grade GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

According to the Fraser Institute, L.V. Rogers was the leading secondary school in the Kootenay Lake district last year. In its annual rankings released last week, the rightwing think tank pegged the Nelson school as No. 36 out of 273 in the province for 2009-10. That was in keeping with its five-year average of 38th place. LVR was second in West Kootenay only to Rossland Secondary, which placed No. 30, despite being threatened with closure. Among other Kootenay Lake district schools, Creston’s Prince Charles placed No. 174, below its five-year average of 134; Kaslo’s J.V. Humphries came in at No. 200, compared to its average placing of 161; and South Slocan’s Mount Sentinel was No. 218, well below its average of 143. Crawford Bay and Salmo Secondary were not included this year. Among other West Kootenay Boundary schools, Boundary Central of Midway was No. 54, Trail’s J.L. Crowe No. 87, Grand Forks Secondary No. 164, and Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries No. 194.

Fraser Institute’s Report Card on Secondary Schools 2009-10 ranking out of 273 (with five-year average in parenthesis) and overall mark out of 10: Rossland Secondary L.V. Rogers, Nelson Boundary Central, Midway J.L. Crowe, Trail Grand Forks Secondary Prince Charles, Creston Stanley Humphries, Castlegar J.V. Humphries, Kaslo Nakusp Secondary Mount Sentinel, South Slocan

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Nakusp Secondary tied with J.V. Humphries for No. 200. The controversial rankings take into account pro-

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exams. These are combined into a single rating out of ten. Kootenay Lake superintendent Jeff Jones says he puts little stock in the report, regardless of how the district’s schools fare. “The problem with the Fraser Institute ranking is that it relies essentially on one data set,” he says. “What it doesn’t recognize is that every school community has a different context. Where some students from marginalized backgrounds are struggling to stay in school, others have enriched opportunities, and given every chance they’re going to do better on those data sets generally.” Jones says there are a “broad array” of other ways to measure student success besides those employed by the Fraser Institute. He also notes that in Calgary, where he lived prior to coming to Nelson, people would sell their homes and move to neighbourhoods with high-ranking schools. “But the interesting thing here is the number one ranking school when the elementary rankings came out was Bountiful. What does that say? Is that where people are going to move to?” — With files from Andrea Klassen

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News Councillor Looking for New Policy

Stacey questions city’s philanthropic efforts ANDREA KLASSEN Nelson Star Reporter

A $250 donation of a tree to commemorate January’s fire at the Kerr Apartments has councillor Margaret Stacey asking for city council to come up with a policy for donating money after disasters. The call also follows a council decision to donate $10,000 to Onagawa, Japan after a tsunami hit the country. Though she voted in favour of both the Japan donation and the tree, Stacey says she doesn’t see any reason the council gave

cash to the home of Hampton Gray’s monument when it hasn’t given funds to other countries dealing with disasters. “We just finished a big budget, and when Onagawa came up somehow we found $10,000 for that after arguing about $10,000 and $15,000,” she told council last Monday. “I would like a rationale for doing what we do, and if we don’t support Haiti but we do support Onagawa, why?” Stacey says she’s not sure what kind of policy the city should have, but thinks it should cover “big and little items that come

“We don’t support the Kerr, but all of a sudden we support Onagawa and then we put a plaque on a tree for the Kerr building. It makes no sense.” Margaret Stacey

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to us in an emergency,” including donations and gifts after the fact. That would include the Kerr

tree, proposed by the unmet needs committee struck to help upwards of 80 residents displaced by the fire. Located in Lakeside Park, the tree would act as a thank you for the community’s “extraordinary” financial support and donations following the blaze. “We don’t support the Kerr, but all of a sudden we support Onagawa and then we put a plaque on a tree for the Kerr building,” says Stacey. “It makes no sense.” Stacey says the city could consider creating a disaster fund to draw money out of, or set up a foundation — “like Friends of

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the Family, only Friends of the World.” Alternatively, it could stay out of the donation business altogether, and instead provide “leadership” during disasters, pointing people in the direction of specific charities and groups. “Maybe some people don’t like funding these things in their taxes, “she says. “Maybe they’d like to fund them separately themselves or put money into it themselves. And there are other organizations out there doing good work.” City staff say policy could be drafted by end of the summer.

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Changes in Store for 200 Block of Baker Street

Development plan applauded GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

A local consortium’s plan to redevelop the old Nelson Daily News building into offices, retail space, and potentially condos is being welcomed by neighbours and others. “I think it’s great,” says Wayne Germaine of Valhalla Path Realty, which is next door. “New life will be put into it and it’s an excellent development for that end of Baker Street.” Germaine says with the closure of the newspaper last year, the street “definitely deadened a bit.” But he has no doubt it can come back. “It’s on its way. We’re going to see a transition that we’ve never seen. Everybody I’ve talked to at that end is really happy and excited that it’s going on.” A local consortium, including Nelson lawyer Tim Pearkes and legal assistant Greg Haydu, announced last week they’ve bought the building from Glacier Media. Their vision is to completely renovate the interior and add on to create several small condos. Nelson Chamber of Commerce manager Tom Thomson says the development will dovetail nicely with their own restoration of the old railway station further down the street. “It’s positive, absolutely,” he says. “When a building sits idle for a year, people start to wonder what’s going to happen. Anytime there’s new development potential, that’s fantastic.” Thomson says despite a few holes, there are positives on the west end of Baker, including anchors like the Best Western Baker Street Inn and Dancing Bear Inn, as well as more recent additions like Big Cranium Design. “The Nelson Daily News is a nice historical building. If these guys are prepared to invest in Baker Street, invest in the community, and invest in

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improvements, it’s a positive for the area.” Heritage advocate and former Daily News employee Greg Scott also supports the project. “It’s an adaptable reuse of the building,” he says. “I am a proponent of more housing downtown, because I think that’s the difference between a viable Baker Street or not — having people live there.” Scott expects the renovations will be pricey, however. “As soon as you start tearing the walls apart, what’s there? There is some asbestos. There’s a drain in there that god knows what’s been poured down over the years. So there are some issues.” He agrees there probably isn’t much worth saving inside, aside from some woodwork. Much of the existing wood panelling dates to 1956. “When that drop ceiling comes off, and the top of those Palladian win-

dows are shown, there may be some stuff hidden, but it’s not going to be like uncovering a hammered ceiling or anything like that,” he says. Scott is comfortable with adding on to heritage buildings, believing it can be done sympathetically. “You don’t put gingerbread all over them, but you build them so they blend material-wise,” he says. He feels it’s possible to expand while maintaining the facade and retaining the building’s integrity. “I’m glad to see somebody within the community that has a sense of the community buying it,” he adds. “I would rather see somebody like Tim [Pearkes] than some outsider.” l The building’s iconic sign will be coming down, Haydu confirms, but is expected to be preserved. l One drawback to the sale, perhaps, is an end to free parking on Baker Street — the building’s parking lot has been fenced.

Burning allowed until May 31 Nelson Star Staff

Nelson’s spring burning period is on now, and runs until May 31. Burning permits are available at the Nelson Fire

Department at 919 Ward Street for $10, and allow for the burning of woody debris. Burning will only be allowed on days when venting in the area is good, according to the Ministry

of Environment’s Venting Index. Those using their permits are required to report to the fire service on the day they’re burning. Another backyard burning period is planned for the fall.

CORRECTION A story Friday (“Trafalgar students bound for national science fair”) stated that Science World provided a bursary to help two Nelson students get to Toronto. In fact, this funding was from the Science Fair Foundation of B.C.





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Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Nelson Star


The flame of cooperation


t’s been great to see the communities of the West Kootenay coming together in preparation for the 2011 BC Seniors Games over these past many months, and it was wonderful to see that sense of collaboration continue as organizers gathered for a torch-lighting ceremony in Castlegar last Tuesday night. The event marked the official 100-day countdown to the beginning of the games, which are expected to bring 3,200 senior athletes from around the province to the West Kootenay. The games venues themselves are located in Nelson, Castlegar and Trail but you can bet the impact of this massive influx of people will be felt up in Rossland, over in Grand Forks and throughout all the smaller communities in between. The cooperation between the three host cities has been refreshing, as municipal leaders put aside any past differences or disagreements between them and worked together for the betterment of what they’ve taken to calling the whole “tri-cities� area. Trail mayor Dieter Bogs put it well when he spoke of this inter-municipal collaboration. “I think that’s a sign of the future, because no one community can really do this alone any more,� Bogs said. We hope to see more cooperation between this region’s communities in the future. The collection of small cities up and down the river valleys and mountainsides of the West Kootenay is much stronger united than it is divided. “I think the spirit within the Kootenay region, within our tri-cities coming together to host these games, is very strong,� Nelson city councillor Deb Kozak said last Tuesday. We agree, and we hope it stays that way well after the torch is extinguished in August. We want to hear from you.

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Cultural Commentary – Anne DeGrace

The beautiful art of support


or every artist in this community, and in the big wide world —Toronto, New York, Paris — there is a network of support. Support can mean everything from your gallery or publisher to your friends and family. Perhaps the most important are peers: other artists who “get it.� When you’re in the throes of creative enterprise, with all its failures and triumphs, being around people who “get it� is invaluable. Earlier this month a group of writers got together at the Ymir Palace, a backpacker’s hostel, for a weekend retreat. It’s not about classes or critiques; organized locally in association with the Federation of BC Writers, the retreat is about writing in the company of others who are equally terrified, vulnerable, and dedicated. Because there was not one among us who are not afraid of failure, vulnerable in exposure, and dedicated, because we’re writers, and this is what we do. We also walk along the river, soak in the hot tub, raise a glass at the Ymir Hotel, enjoy communal meals, and laugh a great deal. Atmospheric, unpretentious Ymir, with its wandering dogs and pickup trucks, offers great fodder for creativity. Seventeen writers came together for the weekend, and many, many words were written. I was finishing a collection of short stories for publication this fall. My deadline was that Monday, and when I’d organized the retreat months earlier I thought the book would

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be long finished. Not so: as I unloaded supplies in the Palace’s big kitchen, my stress level must have been evident. Before long word got around about my deadline, and everyone pitched in. All weekend, when I’d go to prepare food or wash dishes, I’d be gently but firmly sent back to my laptop. That’s peer support. I made my deadline. The writing community is like that, but so are all the other creative communities. Behind every painting there are workshops, weekly painting groups and life drawing sessions, all of them enjoyed in the company of other artists who “get it.� For every CD released or concert staged, there are jam sessions and creative and technical support. For every play, there are rehearsals from raw beginnings to polished performance, and before that, circles of actors engaged in theatre sports or the finer points of monologue delivery.

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But it doesn’t all happen organically. Local and regional arts councils, federations, guilds, arts centres, and collectives all rely on some form of outside support in order to build the structure to house the collective creativity that enhances the quality of our lives — and that benefits Nelson by giving it the cachet it enjoys as a cultural community. And it is this kind of support that launches our artists out into the world, which reflects well on us all. There have been devastating economic hits to provincial and federal arts funding programs, and these have negatively affected the Nelson and District Arts Council, Oxygen Arts Centre, and myriad other local arts institutions and groups for whom member dues and ticket sales are seldom enough. So it serves the cultural community well to get political at election time. Luckily, there’s still a third tier — local government — made up of

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people who are more likely to “get it� because we’re all part of the same community. With municipal and regional elections coming up this fall, you can bet that questions about cultural support will be on the agenda at allcandidates meetings, the better to preserve our rich cultural climate. In a way, it’s another kind of peer support. Everything we do in the cultural sector is the culmination of experience and practice, and a whole lot of community. It’s that way in all those exotic places — London, Barcelona, Ymir — just as it is in your own backyard. And it means that, when it comes to enjoying the arts in Nelson and environs, we will all “get it� in another way when we enjoy the fruits of all that collective labour. Anne DeGrace is Nelson’s cultural ambassador for 2011. Cultural Commentary will appear from time to time during the coming year in this newspaper. Andrea Klassen Reporter

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Letters to the Editor

Time for a Colour Chat?

Mungall’s roots firmly planted

Re: “Has Mungall forgotten her roots?” May 10 In Mr. Graham’s letter to the editor, he criticizes me for not attending the recent AKBLG. He is correct to say that he wrote me on Facebook, but unfortunately he does not tell the full story. Let me set the record straight so that you know the facts. I replied to Mr. Graham, noting that if he has a concern regarding my work as his MLA, that the best channel is the Legislature’s publicly documented forums of communication. That way, his concerns will be properly documented. Facebook does not allow for this. I did, nonetheless, respond to his concerns via Facebook. It is important to note that he never asked why I was unable to be there. Rather, his accusations left me with the distinct impression that he was playing politics as he did in the 2009 election campaign when he wore a BC Liberal badge to public town council meetings. So that you are aware, I

was not able to attend the AKBLG on April 28 because I was doing the job you elected me to do, which is represent the people of Nelson-Creston in the BC Legislature. On April 29, the day attended by my provincial and federal colleagues, I had a fixed personal appointment that kept me in Nelson.

“There’s no need for Mr. Graham to play politics here.” The following day of the AKBLG was a half day. By the time I would have arrived in Kimberly, a three hour drive from my home, events would have been over. So I joined in alternative events that I was invited to attend. As part of those events, I ran into several other local government officials, all of whom understood my absence at the AKBLG. Perhaps they had already noted that I did indeed send my regrets, contrary to

Is debate really about health care? Dr. Andrew Lawe, I bet you can “vouch for the fact that [you are] up into the small hours of the morning taking care of patients from Nelson and surrounding areas.” This is the point. The population is not in Trail or in Rossland. Why was the regional hospital located in Trail in the first place? One of the original discussions was for a new centralized hospital to be built and the central point was near the airport in Castlegar. However, the plan was never operationalized and vested interests were apparent. Physicians objected because they would need to drive far from their homes in Rossland and on Kootenay Lake. Let’s be honest and transparent: it’s not about health care but about lifestyle. The other point you make is “Funding in health care is limited.” Since you are a surgeon, it comes with a privileged life, but the reality for most Kootenay residents is their household income is not great. Driving to Trail is expensive due to loss of work and mileage. People take a whole day off work to drive another family member to Trail and gas is expensive. Lastly, the infrastructure was never upgraded to accommodate a regional hospital in Trail. The highway was never upgraded with conditions at night especially horrendous. We have no decent tri-city public transit and without municipal and regional cooperation, we never will. Linda Rollins-Salmon Nelson

Mr. Graham’s claims. Having been a municipal councillor, I know well the AKBLG’s good work. That’s why, when asked I did not hesitate to facilitate Adrian Dix’s attendance at this year’s AGM. In the end, the AKBLG changed its mind about having Mr. Dix speak with them. As I noted to Mr. Graham, I am always happy to answer any questions constituents have about what I do as their representative. I believe in transparency and openness. Indeed, I tweeted about the events I attended on April 30, as I do about most of my work. It’s one of the ways I enjoy keeping you up to date. In short, there’s no need for Mr. Graham to play politics here. He has my phone number, my email and has already received a response from me on Facebook that invited him to contact me directly. I continue to welcome him to contact me should he have any further questions. Michelle Mungall, MLA Nelson-Creston

Doctors should work together

Re: “Dr. Lawe in conflict,” May 11 As surgeons providing service to the Kootenay Boundary we remain committed to providing the best possible surgical care for people of the entire region. We would invite Dr. Piver, and other physicians who are committed to improving patient care, to bring their concerns up with their representatives on the “Shared

Care” committee. This is a newly formed group of physicians including both GPs and specialists from Trail and Nelson, who are meeting regularly to try and work through some of these complex issues. Let’s continue to think regionally and work together rather than fight amongst ourselves. Dr. Andrew Lawe MD FRCS (C)

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Spring Freshet

Water advisories issued for Riondel, Salmo Nelson Star Staff

As a result of high turbidity from spring runoff, the Regional District of Central Kootenay has issued a water quality advisory for users of the Riondel water system. “The RDCK and Interior Health recommend that children, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, and anyone seeking additional protection drink boiled water or a safe alternative,” says utility services manager Brian Nickurak. For those groups, water intended for drinking, washing food, making ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute and then refrigerated in a clean, covered container. Residents could also opt to use bottled or distilled water, or water filtered through a treatment device. Meanwhile, the B.C. River

Forecast Centre has issued a high streamflow advisory for the Salmo River. “High streamflows are expected on small to medium sized watersheds throughout the South Interior/Kootenay,” the centre said in a news release. However, flows on the Salmo River are expected to remain below the two-year flow level. The streamflow advisory — one level below a flood

watch — means river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but no major flooding is expected. Snowpacks throughout the region are elevated due to accumulation in April and a delay in the spring melt. As of May 1, the snowpack was 142 per cent of normal throughout the Kootenays. River levels have risen in the past week with warmer weather. See related story page 19

The Nelson Chapter of Ducks Unlimited would like to thank the following sponsors and donors for their kind contributions to our fundraising dinner. We appreciate your ongoing support to wetland conservation.

Dr Larry Bickerton Columbia Power Corporation Dr Doug Kelly Lois and Bruce Morrison Nelson Car Wash RHC Insurance Brokers Dr Kevin Smith Dr Paul Walker Virginia Young A&W Ainsworth Hot Springs Amanda’s Restaurant Art of Brewing Balfour Golf Course Blue Sky Clothing Bogustown Pub Capitol Theatre Chillers 6 Mile Pub Cottonwood Autobody Cottonwood Kitchens Celeste Culpepper DeVito Specialty Footwear Thelma Ennila Feelings With Flowers Figments Fisherman’s Market Grandpa Jim’s Hot Tubs Granite Pointe Golf Club Hall Printing Bruce and Sherri Halstead Adrienne Hamilton

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Continued from Page 1 such as garbage, compost, and bird feeders. “That’s what’s going to cause us grief and conflict,” he says. “There’s a high number of residents in the area with garbage available to bears. They’re going to become food conditioned and habituated, and that’s when you start thinking about public safety.” Hawkes says it’s unclear how many grizzlies have actually been sighted — it’s a minimum of two, but possibly more. “It’s pretty tough to say if it’s the same two moving back and forth,” he says. “There’s also one in the Blewett area, and we just had a call of one in Howser, which is a common area for

grizzlies.” He encourages people to phone the conservation service’s RAPP line if they spot a grizzly around town at 1-877-952-7277. “For those bears, if they’re on the fringes of a community, it’s good to hear about it,” he says. “Any acts of aggression or property damage, we want to hear about. It helps us manage the population and make sound management strategies.” l The regional district has now extended the closure of the Nelson-Salmo Great Northern trail from Cottonwood Lake to Hall Siding, including the Apex/Busk area until further notice.





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The West Kootenay Bantam Wildcats gratefully acknowledge the support of the Castlegar Minor Hockey Association and this year’s jacket sponsors • The Book Shop, Castlegar • Snow Pack, Nelson • Kootenay Coffee, Nelson • Balfour Golf Course, Nelson • Best Western Baker Street Inn, Nelson • The Prestige Hotel, Nelson • White Water Ski Resort, Nelson • The Hume Hotel, Nelson • Raves Restaurant, Trail • The Sandman Hotel, Castlegar • Castlegar Realty Ltd. (brokerage and

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Do you need short term workers? Do you have leaves to rake, walls to paint or trenches to dig? The Nelson Youth Employment Resource Centre is running its casual work program, where you can hire a youth for those specific jobs of yours, for the time you need and the wage you’re willing to pay! Simply call us at YERC at 250352-5656 and give us the type of work, how long the job might take and how much you’d like to pay and we’ll match it again our database of hardworking, eager youths.



Join the excitement at the first annual Oxygen Art Market — a studio sale of original work. As a fundraiser for Oxygen Art Centre, over 40 local artists will display their work. Runs Friday, May 27 from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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May 21st - Wassabi Collective May 27th - Amplified w/Billy Bangers & Breaker May 28th - Savage Blade w/Alone Against Rome June 3rd - Salival Tool Tribute Band June 6th - Josh Martinez & Pissed Off Wild Free Show!

June 10th - Mat the Alien w/B-ron June 14th - Kyprios with Scratch from The Roots June 17th - Antiserum June 18th - Skratch Bastid June 24th - Sonreal w/ DJ Richie Alternative/Hip Hop June 25th - Wood n Soo Mashups July 1st - Canada Day w/Lighta Sound Crew

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Nelson Grans to Grans will be displaying pews and chairs decorated by local artists at the old Presbyterian Church on the corner of Victoria and Kootenay, from May 24 to 28 from 12 to 6 p.m. On Saturday there will be a reception and auction at 6 p.m. Funds raised support the Stephen Lewis Fund’s fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa.


SOS Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Seniors Coordinating Society room at the northeast corner of the Civic Centre. The next regular meeting of the board of the Regional District of Central Kootenay begins at 9 a.m. at the RDCK Board Room, 202 Lakeside Drive.


The Kaslo May Days Show ‘n’ Shine runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free registration.


Getting Answers, financial information for mature women (55+ years) is a free question and answer session on women’s financial matters. Seminar runs to 2 to 4 p.m. in the Nelson Senior’s Drop-In Centre.


Shoreacres Cemetery annual general meeting — financial report and policies. 6:30 p.m. at Shoreacres hall.


All seniors welcome to a potluck luncheon to be held at the Senior Citizens’ Association Branch No. 51, located at 717 Vernon Street. The Senior Citizens’ Association Nelson Branch No. 51 is hosting a Luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m. For further information, call 250strawberry social and birthday party for all area seniors who are 90 352-7078 weekday afternoons. years of age or older in 2011 on Saturday, May 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. Sparkling Life Family Chiropractic invites you to join us at our one RSVP at 250-352-7078 or 250-352-6198. year anniversary celebration. Please come enjoy new patient exams VOLUNTEER TRAINING at a special price, funky face painting and snacks and refreshments Nelson Friendship Outreach Clubhouse is offering its annual spring compliments of The Preserved Seed. Celebrations run from 3 to 6 volunteer training. Topics covered are mental health, substance use p.m. at 514 Nelson Avenue. and how to support the clubhouse and its members. Training takes place May 19, 20, 26 and 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more SATURDAY, MAY 28 The Senior Citizens Association Nelson Branch No. 51 is hosting a information contact Heather Myers at 250-505-7251. strawberry social and birthday party for all area seniors who are 90 COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE or older in 2011 on Saturday, May 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. RSVP by May A fun, relaxed, learning experience. Guided rhythms, we are all be- 9 at 250-352-7078 or 250-352-6198. ginners. Bigby Place (next to Superior lighting) 509 Front Street. Runs every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. $5 drop-in fee. The Council of Canadians hosts Shout Out for Global Justice on June 3. Presented at SelfDesign High, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Suggested doAT THE LEGION nation is $5. At the Nelson Legion: Tuesday and Friday evenings – free movies; Wednesday evening – darts; Saturday afternoon – meat draws with Author Vicki Delany will sign copies of her new novel Among the karaoke in the evening; Sunday afternoon – crib tournament; last Departed featuring constable Molly Smith at Otter Books at noon. Sunday of every month – Texas Hold ‘em Charity poker (open to the public); month-end birthday bash; occasional fundraiser barbecues, Fundraising walk to support Lupus Canada begins at 4 p.m. at the ribs. etc.; snooker; pool; shuffleboard; darts; 10’ big-screen TV for Rotary shelter in Lakeside Park. There will be a potluck dinner and sports and movie nights; beverage room with a welcoming, friendly prize draw to follow. For more information, to register or to make a atmosphere. Info 250-352-7727 or e-mail Mem- donation, go or contact Nadine at 250-551-2797. bers and guests welcome.




May 19th - Phantogram Indie Rock May 20th - Just-B w/El Jimador

All welcome to the Nelson United Church at 7 p.m. to meet Susan and Chris Ferguson, who worked with the World Council of Churches in Israel and Palestine. They are currently visiting community groups, churches and Canadians to share the stories of Palestinians and of how a solution for a just and lasting peace may be found.


Author Vicki Delany will sign copies of her new novel Among the Open Wednesdays from 12 to 2 p.m. at 719 Vernon Street. Phone Departed featuring constable Molly Smith at Coles in the Chahko 250-352-6008 or visit Mika Mall at noon.

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Nelson’s breast cancer support group meets at Community First From May 30 to June 30 the Kootenay Bakery Cafe Co-op (377 BakHealth Co-op (518 Lake Street) at noon every fourth Tuesday of the er Street) will feature Return to Slocan or, The Metaphysics of Tranmonth. For more information call Alice at 250-352-6223. scendental Sculpture created by Winlaw artist John Proulx.

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Saturday, May 21

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Phantogram’s music sounds like it’s made by a band from the city. Electronic loops, hiphop beats, shoegaze, soul, pop — each finds its way into their songs. Unexpectedly, the band doesn’t live and work in a major urban center, but rather calls the town of Saratoga Springs, NY home. But for Phantogram’s Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel, the town itself isn’t rural enough for their taste — they drive almost every day another 45 minutes into upstate farmland to a barn they call Harmony Lodge to record.

Friday, May 20

Amanda Leblanc The Unplugged Sessions has three touring acts this week so you may want to come early if you want a seat. Opening at noon is Amanda Leblanc. Her roots are in smalltown Nova Scotia, now based out of Toronto, she’s emerging on the Canadian music scene a refined performer and winsome storyteller. With well over 100 shows per year since 2008, Jesse Dee and Jacquie B are decidedly one of Canada’s heaviest touring acts. The former Edmontonians are currently based out of the idyllic B.C. gold-mining town of Wells. Their latest album has been described “somewhere in the soulful middle ground between Leadbelly and Tom Waits.” Scott Cook is an Alberta-based, tirelessly traveling songwriter who’s touring with his band The Long Weekends to celebrate the release of his new album. He’s often accompanying himself with guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonica, and foot percussion. Cook’s songs are true stories set to music, drawing on influences from folk and oldtime country to blues and reggae.

Saturday, May 21

330 Baker Street

Thursday, May 19

Vortex Ensemble features Scot Milne and friends. These guys play unique, funky, jammy, groove based music. Wholesome Jones are five funkified folk rockers with members from such great acts as the Tuques, Wassabi Collective, Adham Shaikh Collective and Groove Candy. They combine amazing song writing with solid grooves.

Friday, May 20

Skampida have become one of the most successful and popular groups to emerge from Colombia. The band fuses Colombian reggae, folkloric rhythms and urban sounds (hip hop, punk cumbia and champeta) along with gypsy influences and drum and bass. Brave New Waves opens for an upbeat, dancin’, groovin’ doubleheader! The Twisters will be sweeping through town, getting everybody swinging to their infectious, upbeat blues rock. Paying dues to the blues tradition, The Twisters swing hard with two inspired vocalists, tightly woven harp and guitar lines, and a relentless driving rhythm section.

Bibo 518 Hall Street

Sunday, May 22

Beats at BiBO featuring DJ Craig Mullin. Because you work hard all week and you just can’t beat eating great food while listening to this talented man play really great music. Runs 5 to 11 p.m.

Kootenay Gallery Castlegar

Friday, May 27

Nelson based singer-songwriter Aspen Switzer performs with her musical collective For the Birds. The three musicians met through a competition to play in Sarah McLachlan’s Lilith Tour, each ranking in the top six. Words to best describe this trio are soulful, gutsy, witty and magical. This highly entertaining concert will combine folk, traditional and roots music. Advance tickets are available at the gallery: $12 for gallery members, $15 for general admission and $20 at the door. Show starts at 7 p.m.

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Thursday, May 19

Wassabi Collective

The Royal

Saturday, May 21

Dirty, sexy, funky, chunky, irresistibly danceable house music, with a little swing, some minimal tech-house, and a few surprises up their sleeves. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to check out Just-B and El Jimado, two of the Kootenay’s finest house DJs. This night promises to deliver the soul that you want to feel on the dancefloor: sweet booming basslines, happy horns, tasty keys, luscious lyrics, slick mixes, and a few tight techy numbers thrown in for the minimalists.

Dance all night long to classic hits from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s with DJ Terrantino. Teena Marie, Eddy Grant, Thompson Twins, Devo, The Outfield, and more.

Fresh back from the BC Interior Music Awards where they took home the award for best urban/dance recording of the year, Wassabi Collective are bringing their grooves to the Spiritbar for a long weekend hometown show. Wassabi Collective are critically acclaimed as one of Canada’s best live independent bands, with a dynamic sound which fuses everything from pop, rock, hip hop, roots reggae and more. $10 at the door.

Kaslo Hotel

Wednesday, May 25


Friday, May 20 and Saturday May 21

It’s May Days long weekend in Kaslo and Ruckus will be rockin’ the Kaslo Hotel both nights starting at 9 p.m. Lots of classic rock covers from this Castlegar-based band. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes! No cover charge.

Sunday, May 22

Front Street Kaslo hosts its annual May Days Show ‘n’ Shine and the Kaslo Hotel provides the live music with Kaslo’s own Tom and Jerry all afternoon. Come listen to classic rock while visiting the classic cars. Then enjoy Tom and Jerry’s music in the hotel pub starting at 9 p.m.

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Derek Edwards’ My Blunderful Life is a wildly entertaining comedic exposé by “a virtuoso at the peak of performance.” With a wit and will forged in Northern Canada, he guides us through the pivotal life moments we’re all confronted by. Snapshots of the past and the world around us, skewed and imbued with a small town charm and tempered with an inimitable perspective. Is it really wrong to extend a misspent youth that extra 30 years? Tickets $43 to $45, show starts at 8 p.m.

Derek Edwards

Innovative acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke was raised in 12 different states, and absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky — “I haven’t been that hip since” — for the guitar at age 11. After adding a love for the country-blues of Mississippi John Hurt to the music of John Phillip Sousa and Preston Epps, Kottke joined the Navy underage. Discharged in 1964, Kottke entered college, dropping out after a year to hitchhike across the country with his 12-string. Since then, he’s been awarded two Grammy nominations, a doctorate in music performance by the Peck School of Music at the U of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and he continues touring globally. Admission $25. Send your entertainment listings to


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Regional district rolls out new recycling bins GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Home Plan of the week

The Regional District of Central Kootenay says early hiccups with a new recycling system in the Slocan Valley should be worked out soon. Mike Morrison, the RDCK’s resource recovery manager, assures residents that any problems with overflowing bins at depots will be resolved within weeks. “There have been a few issues with the transition to the new equipment,� he says. “We expected that. It will take some fine tuning.� At the start of the month, de-

pots in Crescent Valley, Winlaw, Slocan, Silverton, and New Denver were changed from roll-off to front-load bins. Whereas previously bins were removed once full, now they remain on site while their contents are emptied into a truck that can handle up to 40 compacted loads. The move is expected to save money, reduce carbon emissions, and increase efficiency in hauling. However, Crescent Valley resident Jack Fisher was concerned recently to find the new bins at his depot overflowing and material stacking up beside them. Morrison says that won’t be

the norm. “The contractor is required to add more bins if necessary. We’re just trying to determine what the needs are. We expect these issues will disappear in the first few weeks.� He says the other major change is that people don’t have to do as much sorting: all recyclables can go in the same bin except for glass, which has its own. “The old bins reflected where the program was at several years ago where the processing end required materials already separated,� Morrison says. Story continues to Page 13

Jack Fisher took this picture of the Crescent Valley recycling depot, showing new-style bins ďŹ lled to the brim. However, the RDCK says such problems will soon be ďŹ xed.


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Continued from Page 12 “They were baled and shipped directly to market from Castlegar. Now we’re using a processing facility in Kelowna which is a high-tech, high volume site with advanced sorting capacity.” Morrison says it may seem counterintuitive, but it’s simply the state of current recycling programs to do less sorting at the source. The other comment he’s getting is the new bins are harder to use. “For instance, people have to break down cardboard boxes a little better. The holes are a little smaller,” he says. “But we’re trying to emphasize personal responsibility to make the program work. It’s not as easy as it used to be, but we think it’s okay to ask people to do a little more.” The current system was used in the Creston area for several years before being introduced on the west side of the regional district. The central region, which includes Nelson, Salmo, and Kaslo, still uses the olderstyle bins. Morrison says an opportunity to harmonize all three systems will arise when the current contracts expire in 2013, but it will be up to the board.

Water rationing notice issued The Regional District of Central Kootenay has issued a water conservation notice for Ymir due to spring run off adversely affecting the Quartz Creek intake. Utility services manager Brian Nickurak says the supply is reduced, so everyone on the system should try to keep their use to essential domestic purposes only. “Residents should refrain from sprinkling lawns, washing cars, and from excessive water use,” he said in a news release. The regional district will repair

the intake after freshet. The notice is in effect until further notice. Meanwhile, work will be done on the Balfour water system this month, requiring that the water be turned off from 7 a.m. on May 24 to 10 a.m. on May 25. “The work is being performed to upgrade the reservoir by installing a manway and to disinfect the reservoir/distribution system,” Nickurak says. “This is required to fulfil Interior Health requirements as a step towards the removal of the boil water notice.” Residents are advised to store

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Nelson Star

Arts Area’s History Brought Back to Life

Touchstones launches film digitization project SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History has announced that the society’s cellulose nitrate film is now ready for public viewing. The public launch of these newly accessible collections will be celebrated at Touchstones Nelson on

Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served after a brief presentation. Admission is free for members and $2 for nonmembers. Supported through a grant from the Columbia Basin Trust (City of Nelson and regional district Area E), the project has helped to preserve hazardous and deteriorating nitrate negatives.

The negatives from Touchstones Nelson’s extensive photographic collection have been digitized and are accessible for viewing through Touchstones Nelson’s photostream account on Flickr via photos/touchstonesnelson. This Flickr account allows the general user to help identify individuals in the photos, as well as

landmarks and locations by leaving comments and/or tagging images. The film includes photographs by J.H. Allen, G.A. Meeres, and Dick Spurway, as well as images of the CPR construction of the ProcterKootenay Landing link. More photographs will be uploaded onto this account Restored photos include this steam engine used for the CPR construction of the Procterregularly, so be sure to Kootenay Landing link circa 1925-30. check it out.

Ask the Professionals Christine Henderson CIP, CAIB Insurance Broker


I have just purchased a boat. Is it automatically insured under my home policy?

Good question. Most home policies do cover boats, motors and their equipment but only up to a specified limit, usually around $ 2,000. The liability under your home policy only covers the ownership and operation of certain boats. Every Insurance Company has different wordings but usually if the boat is less than 26 feet and the outboard motor is less than 25 hp or the inboard motor is less than 50hp, they can be included under the home policy. If your boat is worth more than $ 2,000 you can either add coverage to your home policy or purchase a separate marine policy. Coverage varies and you want to make sure you know what you are purchasing. The best policy is an agreed value policy with no depreciation for repairs on partial claims. Agreed value means the Insurance Company pays the amount of insurance purchased so this is why older boats require a marine survey to determine the value of the boat. Some policies have extensions automatically included in the policy, such as coverage for tenders, personal effects, loss of use and fire department charges. There may also be a separate water-sport liability limit on your policy.


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What is Electroacupuncture and what conditions can it treat?

Electro- acupuncture is the use of a gentle electric current attached to acupuncture needles that have been placed in tight and sore muscles. The current is about the same as that produced by a wristwatch battery and is therefore quite painless. It produces a pulsing effect that relaxes/ releases knotted or injured muscle tissue, thereby relieving pain and restoring mobility. In addition, circulation is improved and proper blood flow and nerve innervation to the area is restored. Electro-acupuncture is therefore especially effective in treating muscle and joint pain resulting from overwork, sports injuries, poor posture, or accidents. It’s very effective and treats a wide array of conditions. The course of treatment varies according to the severity and duration of a patients condition. Typically, the number of treatments required is between 4 and 8 to restore a more full range of motion. In addition, our patients are given stretches and lifestyle recommendations to facilitate their recovery. For more info about acupuncture and oriental medicine visit www.nelsonacupuncture. com or call the Back In Motion clinic at (250) 352-0075.

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For many Canadians, a mortgage is the biggest debt they’ll ever take on. What people may not realize is just how big a dent they can put in their mortgage by making prepayments. A mortgage pre-payment is an investment. Making extra payments or larger payments early on can add up to significant interest savings and shorten the life of the mortgage, leaving more money available for RRSPs and other investments, as well as changing lifestyle needs. Here are some strategies for making prepayments: Add a bit to your monthly payment Most of us can find an extra $50 per month by cutting out a restaurant meal. Add that money to your mortgage and you’re saving a lot on interest down the road. Make a yearly pre-payment Paying an extra one or two thousand on your mortgage once per year on the anniversary date of the mortgage could yield significant savings over the life of the loan. For many borrowers, the money for such a prepayment comes from a tax return. Make a larger prepayment early in the mortgage Note that lump-sum mortgage prepayments have a much greater impact on the total amount of interest you’ll pay if they are made earlier. Almost all of my clients have unique situations where we work to customize their mortgage financing needs to match their situation. I have an extensive and diverse background to consult you on the biggest investment of your life. Contact me today for your free consultation; I would love to work on your behalf!


Why are Real Estate commissions so high?

This is a very common question that comes my way. The plain and simple truth of it is this. Real estate commissions are confusing because it appears to be a large sum at first glance, however, once the full picture is revealed the take home pay is very different. Often, the commission gets split in half between the “Sellers Realtor® and the “Buyers Realtor”®. For instance; if the commission is 7% on the first $100,000 and 3.5% on the remainder this gets split between the two Realtors. ® So for example: 3.5% on the first $100,000 and then 1.75% on the remainder. From that, a Realtor® needs to pay for Licensing fees, Association fees, continuing education, vehicle, maintenance, gas, insurance, phone, and office, marketing and advertising costs. We haven’t even talked about how many hours and weekends Realtors® dedicate to their profession. Many months can go by without seeing a paycheck. Someone in my office jokingly said to me that once they factored the hours and money spent, they could have made more at 7 eleven that year. However; I look at it as a long range business plan. I believe in solid ethics and that integrity pays off. The best advertising is word of mouth and a good reputation. There are close to 50 licensed Realtors® in Nelson. Between May 15/2010 – May 15/2011; eighty three homes sold in Nelson. That is a pretty tough statistic to swallow. People are intrinsically the same. We all want to have a decent life, a decent place to raise our children, and to have the means to plan for a decent future. The fantasy depicted on HGTV of Realtors® is just that, fiction. If you would like to contact me, please e-mail me:


I have had upper back pain for years; now I feel it in my neck and shoulders. Why is this happening?

Many times a person will have an injury in a couple of joints in the upper back. The spine is very effective at working around these issues by locking up the injured joints and pushing the workload onto other spinal joints. In a joint such as a shoulder or knee it is easier to realize how much you have been hurt or how much function you have lost because there are no other joints that can effectively pick up the work load. In the spine the work load will shift to spinal joints above and below the injured area, allowing you to function relatively well. Eventually the areas that are compensating will become fatigued and will likely be forced to adapt again. This is what causes the migration and expansion of symptoms from the original area of complaint into other regions. The body is becoming unable to continually compensate and is now recruiting large muscle groups and/ or changing postures to help provide some support and maintain some level of function. Many of the larger muscles that are recruited span very large areas and are therefore able to affect other regions. For example, many of the larger muscle groups in the upper rib cage area also attach to neck, so it is not hard to see how issues in the upper back can affect the neck and shoulders. The solution is to correct the underlying problems, allowing the body to operate in a more normal manner; this generally allows the compensatory actions to minimize, relieving these migrating symptoms and allowing you to feel better and more energetic.

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News EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL KOOTENAY CASUAL LANDFILL ATTENDANTS ‘Area 2’ – Rosebery and Slocan Transfer Stations ‘Area 3’ - Nelson Transfer Station/Ootischenia Landfill ‘Area 4’ – Central Landfill/Ymir Transfer Station The Regional District of Central Kootenay is seeking casual landfill attendants to work shifts in Area 2, Area 3, and Area 4. These are casual positions and no minimum or maximum hours are guaranteed. These are union positions and are covered by the terms and conditions of employment as set out in the Collective Agreement between the Regional District of Central Kootenay and CUPE Local 2262. The RDCK is an equal opportunity employer. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicants will have transportation to various sites, good public relations, cash handling experience and basic computer skills.

A detailed copy of the job description can be found on our website: APPLICATIONS must be specific to ‘Area’ in the form of a resume and cover letter, detailing qualifications and experience relative to the position. Applications will be accepted by the undersigned until: 2:00 pm, Tuesday, May 31, 2011. We thank all applicants but only those considered will be contacted. Vicky Issott Environment Services Admin Clerk Regional District of Central Kootenay Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive Nelson, BC V1L 5R4 Email: Phone 1-800-268-7325 or 250-352-6665 (ext. 8161) Fax (250) 352-9300

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A Sure Sign of Spring

Members of Heavy Shtetl played the opening set on the Cottonwood Market stage this year. The annual artisans market started up for the year last Saturday in Cottonwood Falls park, and will run through the summer.


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The Nelson Rhythm Ropers hosted a busy B.C. and Yukon Provincial Championship over the weekend, with 131 athletes competing in team and single events over two and a half days in the L.V. Rogers gymnasium. The Ropers took home a number of medals over at the competition, including a gold finish for one of its large group routines. For more results from the event, check Friday’s Star. photos by Andrea Klassen




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Celebrating China

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Touchstones Nelson celebrated Nelson’s first Chinatown Week with a spring family fair on Sunday, including paper lantern making; face painting in the style of Chinese opera; seed planting in honour of the Chinese market gardens that used to be prevalent around town; and a “Good Wishes Waterfall” in the lobby.

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Youth tandem can’t seem to stay out of trouble Nelson Star Staff

Kids accused in jewel heist arrested again

Two of the boys charged in the theft of $45,000 worth of goods from an Uphill home last month got in trouble again over the weekend. Nelson police say around 1 a.m. Sunday, they responded to a call of kids drinking in the alley behind the Hume Hotel. Two boys were arrested for breaching their conditions. One 16-year-old was released

to a parent on a promise to appear in court, while the other was held in custody pending a court appearance.

and spoke to several people walking in the area, but there were no further sightings reported.

Cougar spotted in Upper Fairview, maybe

Liquor store shoplifter busted

First it was grizzly bears, then a rabid bat, and now Nelsonites may have a cougar to worry about. Someone apparently saw the cat on Saturday between Selkirk College and Mount St. Francis and phoned in an anonymous complaint. Nelson police checked it out

A 27-year-old man was arrested at the Nelson liquor store around 4 p.m. Saturday. Staff caught him shoplifting and prevented him from leaving. He was arrested for breach of probation — he was under orders not to buy booze — and will be in court July 5.

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THANK YOU Kootenai Moon Furniture hosted a fashion show for Cottons and Esprit de la Femme, donating the proceeds to us (Second Chance Animal Shelter) and collecting food items for the Food Bank.

It was fantastic! The clothes were beautiful, the lingerie seductive and the hosts very inviting! We would like to thank Kootenai Moon Furniture, Cottons and Esprit de la Femme for all their hard work and being SO generous to donate all of the proceeds! And, of course, thanks to all of those who attended for their donations and support!!

LVR Student Wins Skills Canada Kootenay Competition

Taking on welding’s best SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

L.V. Rogers student Logan Shubin is brazing a trail toward national recognition for his welding talent. Shubin won first place at the Skills Canada Kootenay regional secondary school welding competition in Cranbrook, a gold medal

Call for Proposals & Instructors for Continuing Education Dedicated to life-long learning, Selkirk College is accepting course proposals and applications from instructors for the following categories and more: • Art & Culture • First Aid & Safety Training • Hospitality & Tourism • Leadership & Management • Wilderness & Environment

• Business & Finance • Health & Wellness • Languages • Recreation & Leisure

For details on submitting course proposals or applications to teach a course, call the Continuing Education Coordinator at your local campus: Castlegar: 250.365.1261 Kaslo: 250.353.2618 Nakusp: 250.265.4077 Trail: 250.364.5770

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in the Skills Canada B.C. competition in Abbotsford and now qualifies to advance to the Skills Canada National Competition in Quebec City from June 1 to 4. “I’m kind of shocked,” says Shubin. “I never expected to make the nationals.” Shubin is currently enrolled in the Transitions to Trades welding program offered through Selkirk College, which is part of the Accelerated Credit Enrolment in Industry Training program (ACE-IT). Through ACE-IT, students interested in pursuing a career in a trade can earn postsecondary credits in that trade before they complete high school, without the full cost of tuition fees. ACE-IT coordinator Larry Veregin is excited about Shubin’s success and what the ACE-IT program is doing for high school students. “Logan is a strongminded individual-he knew what he wanted to do and what career path he wanted to take. The ACE-IT program enabled him to get a head start on all of that.” Shubin added, “I like everything about metal — from building structures

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L.V. Rogers student Logan Shubin won first place at the Skills Canada Kootenay regional secondary school welding competition in Cranbrook, a gold medal in the Skills Canada B.C. competition in Abbotsford and now qualifies to advance to the Skills Canada National Competition in Quebec City from June 1 to 4.

to smaller functional objects. I’d like to get my full journeyman ticket for welding in the future and this just helps me along.” Started in 1994, the Skills Canada National Competition remains the only national, Olympicstyle, multi-trade and technology competition for young students and apprentices in the country. Every year, the event brings together approximately 500 young people from all regions of Canada,

along with their parents and advisors, to compete in more than 40 trade and technology areas. The Skills Canada National Competition rates students’ skills and abilities in reading plans, interpreting welding symbols and in their mastery of the main welding processes used in today’s industry. The contest is spread over two days for six hours a day. Much of the costs associated with ACE-IT and other

Transitions programs are covered by the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust. Students can choose from a wide range of trades, technology and academic programs at Selkirk College and have access to this financial support. For more information, visit programs/transitions, contact your local high school counsellor or Larry Veregin at 250-354-5404 (

ALS Walk set for Lakeside in early June SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

On Sunday, June 5, the tenth annual West Kootenay Walk for ALS will take place at Lakeside Rotary Park. Registration is at 11:30 a.m. with the five kilometre walk getting underway at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Proceeds will go to support research into the cause of and cure for ALS and to support patient services provided by the ALS Society of B.C. “ALS is a devastating disease that affects the person living with ALS, their family and caregivers,” says Wally Buono, GM and head coach of the BC Lions, and official spokesman

for the BC and Yukon Walks for ALS. “There is no known cause or cure for ALS yet. Your participation will help us to raise funds to support people living with ALS, and research to find the cure. Join me in the war against ALS.” ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the person’s motor neurons that carry messages to the muscles resulting in weakness and wasting in arms, legs, mouth, throat and elsewhere; typically the person is immobilized or deceased within two to five years of the initial diagnosis. Join the Walk and create your own website at

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Tree and Landscaping Project

Trafalgar Middle School goes green SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

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The green transformation that spring brings has come to Trafalgar Middle School in a big way. The school community recently planted more than 80 native trees on the school grounds. “Given that Trafalgar is now a middle school, the landscaping project is part of our efforts to meet the needs of our now younger student population,� explained principal Geoff Burns. “The trees will provide much needed shade and they create inviting spaces for our students to gather.� The trees have been planted in 5IF#MFXFUU groupings that reflect the various 7PMVOUFFS'JSF forest ecosystems found in our re%FQBSUNFOU gion, so they also create an outdoor used their classroom. Local foresters, ecologists WFIJDMFUP and landscape architect Eric Clough water the trees worked with the school community during planting to plan the project. UIJTNPOUI Political leadership and support came from directors Ron Mickel and Ramona Faust of the Regional District of Central Kootenay, who contributed significant funding to the project. Other sources of funding included the Columbia Basin Trust, Nelson and District Credit Union, Nelson Rotary, and TD Friends of the Environment. Many businesses, community organizations and individuals have supported the project so the story has evolved beyond planting trees to being about the importance of connecting Trafalgar School and its students to the broader community. “Middle school students (ages 1014 years) are taking their first steps toward independence as they explore their personal interests and abilities,� explained Burns. “Connecting with the adult volunteers and seeing the community come together to support the school sends a powerful message /PSN to our students — that part of their .D$BSWFMMPG personal exploration needs to involve UIF/FMTPO determining how they can give back 3PUBSZ$MVC to the broad community.� QSFTFOUTB “Our school is home to a diverse donation to group of youth: varying academic in$BUIZ4DPUU terests, artists, athletes, those who like .BZPGUIF to join organized activities and those 5SBGBMHBS1"$ who forge a different path. The legacy that has been created will benefit all of to help with the QSPKFDU these youth as well as future students for years to come,� added Burns. “We are grateful for the community support that made this project possible.�

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Total of 6 Best in Class models: Fiesta (B Car), Fusion Hybrid (CD Car), Escape Hybrid (Small Utility), Ranger (Compact Pickup), Super Duty (Full Size Pick Ups over 8,500lbs. GVWR), and Transit Connect (Full Size Bus/Van). Classes per R.L. Polk Canada, Inc. (Canada). Fuel consumption figures based on city/hwy label values, using Transport Canada approved test methods and information available at the time of publishing. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment and driving habits. ±±Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Escape Hybrid FWD 2.5L I4 Atkinson CVT: 5.8L/100km (49MPG) City, 6.5L/100km (43MPG) Hwy based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Comparison data based on Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) Special Purpose and R.L. Polk Small Utility segments. Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Escape XLT FWD 2.5L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: 9.1L/100km (31MPG) City, 7.1L/100km (40MPG) Hwy based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption may vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. QEstimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Edge FWD 3.5L V6 SST engine with 6-speed Automatic transmission: 11.2L/100km (25 MPG) city and 7.4L/100km (38 MPG) hwy. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption may vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. #Based on combined City and Hwy fuel economy of 10.1L/100km for the 2011 Ford Explorer FWD 3.5L V6 engine with 6-speed Automatic transmission (11.9L/100km (24 MPG) City and 8.0L/100km (35 MPG) Hwy] and 2011 Mazda6 3.7L V6 engine with 6-speed Automatic transmission (11.9L/100km City and 7.9L/100km Hwy). 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The cherry trees at Cottonwood Falls park are currently bursting for their annual spring showcase of awesome. Take some time out during your lunch hour and wander down the west end of the downtown to check out the beautiful gardens. Bob Hall photo

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L.V. Rogers Rugby Seniors Too Much for Regional Rivals

Bombers dominate pitch ANDREA KLASSEN Nelson Star Reporter

Regional finals are on the way, and the L.V. Rogers senior boys rugby Bombers are riding high. The Bombers, their junior counterparts and teams from Trail, Rossland, Grand Forks, Kimberley and other communities hit the pitch in Lakeside Park last Friday for the third of four one-day series that make up this year’s league play. Head coach Michael Joyce says it was another good weekend for the team. The Bombers shut out a J.L. Crowe squad 30-0, then trounced a mixed Grand Forks and Kimberley team by an even higher margin. “It’s was a blowout,” says Joyce. “I think it was 50 or 40-something to nothing. I didn’t even ask for the ref ’s score.” Though the team started its season with some intense competition in Ireland, and went 2-1 in a closely matched Kamloops tournament, Joyce says league play has once against seen the Bombers dominate the field a little too much. “It’s been pretty lopsided. We’ve been winning our games, depending on the length of them, anywhere from 70-0 to 30-0,” he says. “At this point we’re starting to make mistakes based on the fact that we can get away with doing things we shouldn’t be doing because of who we’re playing against.” However, the Nelson series saw some good play from

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY The Osprey Community Foundation is currently accepting expressions of interest to become a member of our Board of Directors. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with interesting people and to contribute to the betterment of our community – long term. Behind every successful organization there are the volunteers who make it all happen. If you have skills, time and energy to contribute, and you believe in the concept of community foundations, we invite you to put your name forward. For more information, please visit our website at Andrea Klassen photo

The L.V. Rogers junior rugby Bombers took on a mixed Grand Forks-Kimberley team last Friday at the Lakeside fields.

various members of the team, and Joyce singles out Bomber Quinn Cowie as the day’s standout. “He played really solid both games,” he explains. “His physical play was just unmatched by anyone else on the pitch on either side.

He was making big hits all day long. He didn’t miss a tackle and every tackle he made was strong.” The junior Bombers also had a good showing Friday, winning games against Rossland and a younger Grand Forks and Kimberley squad.

The juniors are set to head to Cranbrook next week to finish up their season, while the senior team is still setting a venue for its league final against Trail. Joyce says the Bombers are once against projected to take the top spot in

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the league and the team’s focus is already on provincials, where they hope to improve on 2010’s last place showing. A Kootenay berth was added to the AA Championships last year for the first time in more than a decade.

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Race For the Calder Cup

Raid the North Extreme

Baby Sens keep rolling Kootenay Savings

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Geoff Kinrade and the Binghamton Senators continue their romp through the American Hockey League post season. The Senators held a 2-0 Eastern Conference series lead over the Charlotte Checkers heading into Game 3 on Tuesday night (past Star deadline). Kinrade — who grew up playing Nelson Minor Hockey and manned the blueline for the Nelson Junior Leafs for two seasons — is in his second season with the Ottawa Senators farm team. The Senators opened the series last Thursday with a 7-4 win at the Checkers’ Time Warner Cable Arena in North Carolina. Binghamton followed up with a 3-0 shutout on Friday night. The series shifts to Binghamton, New York for Games 3 and 4. The Senators came into the AHL playoffs ranked seventh in the Eastern Conference. They have already knocked off Man-

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It’s been an improbable ride for Geoff Kinrade — seen here after scoring an overtime winner in the first round of the AHL playoffs — and the Binghamton Senators who are moving closer to a berth in the Calder Cup final.

chester and Portland who both finished the regular season with more points. Charlotte came into the quest for the Calder Cup ranked number-two in the Eastern Conference.

Kootenay Savings has signed on as a major partner for this summer’s Raid the North Extreme adventure race that will bring outdoor lovers to the Kootenay in late July. “We’re thrilled to have Kootenay Savings sign on as our partner,” Geoff Langford, race director, said in a press release. “Kootenay Savings really sees the big picture and finds creative, progressive ways to support tourism and the economic growth and stability of this amazing part of Canada.” The eighth edition of Raid the North

Extreme, a qualifier event in the Adventure Racing World Series, will take place in the West Kootenay from July 23 to 31. Four-person co-ed teams will navigate an unmarked 500-kilometre course for six days and nights, nonstop. They will travel through the Selkirk, Monashee and Purcell mountain ranges by foot, canoe, mountain bike and fixed ropes while experiencing the rich mining and pioneering spirit of the area. Raid the North Extreme is already approaching sold-out status of 50 teams from around the world including Australia, Mexico, Ireland, and Switzerland.


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Spring Hockey Winds Down

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Silver for ‘98 Avalanche Nelson Star Staff

The ‘98 Kootenay Avalanche team closed out the spring hockey season on a high note. The team — made up of players from around the West Kootenay and Spokane — took part in the Kelowna Heat Blast Tournament in early May, battling much larger organizations. Despite losing in a thrilling final game shootout, the Avalanche were pleased to skate away with a silver medal. After posting a 1-2-1 record in the round robin, the Avalanche managed to get into the semi-final where they were matched against a strong Prince George team. The regional team scored a 4-1 victory to set up a date with Kamloops who had notched a 3-2 win earlier in the weekend. Tied 3-3 after regulation, the five minute four-on-four overtime solved nothing. The game then shifted to threeon-three where the score remained the same. The game was eventually solved in a shootout where Kamloops eventually won on the fourth shot.


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Front (L-R) Jake Holden (Spokane), Everett Hicks (New Denver), Brady Murphy (Spokane), Matthew Brind’Amour (Nelson), Jacob Mozak (Trail); middle (L-R) Merissa Dawson (Nelson), Joshua Hammett (Grand Forks), Alexei McGill (Grand Forks), Bryden Thomas (Grand Forks), Jakob Kolodychuk (Creston), Landon Gill (Rossland), Michael Jensen (Spokane), Jared Gaylord (Spokane); back (L-R) coach Shane Gorman (Grand Forks), Blake Sidoni (Trail), Ethan Plotnikoff (Creston), head coach Kelly Sidoni (Trail), Jorrin McIver (Grand Forks), coach Chuck Brind’Amour (Nelson), Evan Gorman (Grand Forks).

Despite the loss in the final, the silver medal was the Avalanche’s best performance of the spring. Three players who were members of

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the Avalanche team — Merissa Dawson, Matthew Brind’Amour and Everett Hicks — played on this season’s Nelson pee wee rep squad.


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By Bernice Rosella and James Kilner

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Local Scoreboard Nelson City Soccer League

Nelson Youth Soccer U12 GIRLS TEAM GP Maclean & Taylor Chiropractic 1 Kootenay Co-Op 1 Carmichael Toews Irving 1 Abacus Heating & Air Cond. 1 Nelson Stars 1 Jamieson Contracting 1

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U12 BOYS TEAM GP JY Contracting 1 Slocan Valley Tri City Pump 1 Range Helicopters 1 Mistiso’s Place Vacaction 1 Investors Group 1 Peak Freaks 1 Nelson Pro. Firefighters 1 Pacific Insight Electronics 1

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U14 BOYS TEAM GP BC/DC 1 Quizno’s Subs 1 Kootenay Lake Electric 2 KBS 1 Western Auto Wreckers 1

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U14 GIRLS TEAM GP Prestige Lakeside Resort 1 Hanley & Sons Construction 1 Spearhead Timberworks 1 Sidewinders 1 Selkirk Veterinary Hospital 1 Big Cranium (Kaslo) 1

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U18 BOYS TEAM GP Maglio Building Centre 1 CanFilters Canada Ltd. 1 Pacific Insight Dodgers 1 WWOOF Canada 1

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U18 GIRLS TEAM GP Remedy RX Pharmacy 1 RHC Insurance Brokers Ltd. 1 Pacific Insight Porsche 1 Rotary Day Breakers 1

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JACKSON’S HOLE MEN’S MASTERS TEAM GP W L Bia Boro 1 1 0 Jackson’s Hole 1 1 0 Real Nelson 1 1 0 Club Inter 1 0 1 Red Dog 1 0 1 Ted Allen’s 1 0 1

Nelson Mixed Slo-Pitch TEAM Take Outs Fighting Aardvarks Our Glass Van Hellemond Sporte MainJet Jackson’s Prestige Thunder Louie’s Funky Monkey Cardinals Lights Out Can-Filters Competition Rally Caps Nelson & Dist. Credit Union OK Tire Wild Cards Cait’s Crew Fightin’ Irish Bogustown

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Obituaries & Memoriams 

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A Celebration of Life Memorial

For Maureen Palmer will be held Saturday May 21st 2011 at 3:00pm at the Hume Hotel in Nelson. Maureen passed away February 4, 2011 in Kelowna after a lengthy battle with cancer. No flowers please. Just good



Celebration of Life Margaret Mary Dowkes passed away at the Nelson Jubilee Manor on March 30, 2011. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2010 at 2:00pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, 402 Victoria Street, Nelson. As an expression of sympathy family and friends may make donations to the Nelson Jubilee Manor or to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 51 in Nelson. Arrangements were under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. On line condolences may be expressed at

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June 27, 1947 - March 1, 2011 will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion May 21st, 2011 at 1pm Bring a smile and share the love!

In Memoriam Bobbie MacKenzie Celebration of Life Friday, May 20th, 1pm at the Legion Hall, Nelson.

Coming Events TIME FOR PALESTINE Susan & Chris Ferguson, Global Mission Personnel for the United Church of Canada, were sent to work through the World Council of Churches in Israel & Palestine & will present on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00pm at the Nelson United Church. Find out how to help end the illegal occupation of Palestine & how to help achieve a just peace governed by the rule of law. Co-sponsored by KAIROS Kootenay Subregion & the Nelson United Church. For further information please call Nelson United Church at 250-352-2822 or email



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DOG LOVERS! Enjoy a healthy, profitable career as a professional dog trainer. Government accredited program student loans and grants. Ben Kersen & the Wonderdogs. 1-800-961-6616.

NEED child care in our Nelson home. Starting June 13 thru August 19. 6 and 4 year old. 730am to 430pm Monday thru Friday. $9 per hour. Call 208-853-1768.

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Full Time Childcare Available Babysitting Course Certified call Taylor 250-505-5080

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Lost & Found LOST: Canoe, Red Coleman 2 seater newer model. Last seen by Nelson Dog Park. 250-352-0649


Timeshare CANCEL YOUR Timeshare No risk program. Stop mortgage and maintenance payments today. 100% money back guarantee. Free consultation. Call us now. We can help! 1-888-356-5248 SELL/RENT your Timeshare for cash!!! Our guaranteed services will sell/ rent your unused Timeshare for cash! Over $95 million dollars offered in 2010! 800-640-6886

Travel SUNNY SPRING Specials at Florida’s best beach. New Smyrna Beach. Stay a week or longer. Plan a beach wedding or family reunion. or 1-800541-9621

NELSON litigation firm seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant to join our dynamic team. We provide support, training, and experience while at the same time maintaining a warm and congenial workplace. The successful candidate takes pride in their work, has the flexibility to take on a diverse set of work responsibilities, and demonstrates the importance of exceptional client service in everything they do. If you are efficient, self-directed, welcome responsibility and want to grow in an energized team environment, submit your resume and references in confidence to the attention of Greg Haydu, Timothy W. Pearkes Law Corporation, #2-560 Baker Street, Nelson, British Columbia, V1L 4H9 or by email to

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Information Dr. Michael Smith (TCM) is now accepting new patients. Offering services in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal medicine, Nutritional & Functional medicine. Call 352-0459

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IF YOUR career is in new & used vehicle sales, we would like to hear from you. Western Chevrolet GMC Buick in Drumheller, Alberta is looking for a Sales & Leasing Consultant to join our team. You will receive top remuneration for an energetic producer along with full company benefits package along with the ability to sell both new & used vehicles. We are a top CSI, (new or reconditioned) excellent facility, great inventory, full management support dealership. Located in one of the best communities in boom town Alberta (set in the Badlands). Full amenities for culture, sports, tourism, with a growing economy with no flat spots, close to Calgary. Respond in confidence to: Bryan Borisow, Sales Manager, Western GM Drumheller. 403-823-3371. Fax 403-823-7237. Email: br



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“CAREER OPPORTUNITY” Would you like to be recognized as a professional sales person in one of the country’s leading automotive dealerships? Join the Kalawsky Auto Group in the Kootenays! We have a rewarding position; • Sales Associate for Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC If you are currently in automotive sales or serious about a career change, we would love to talk to you! Contact: Email: Address: Phone:

Scott Hutt ώ Sales Manager 1700 Columbia Ave. Castlegar 1.250.365.2155

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BLOSSOM FESTIVAL Creston Valley Blossom Festival needs vendors for the Street Fair for Saturday, May 21, 2011.

Space is limited.

To book your space or to book a table call

Rosi 250-428-3545 or 250-435-0012

Personals DATING SERVICE. Longterm/short-term relationships, Free to Try!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1-888-5346984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877804-5381. (18+). Handsome & Handy Skilled carpenter available. Phone Warren 250-354-7288

Lost & Found FOUND: Professional chefs tool kit on Nelson Ave around May 6th. Call to describe & claim. 250-505-5555

Vilija Surkan & Rachel Stevens

First year Nursing students of the Selkirk College / University of Victoria Bachelor of Science in Nursing program would like to thank the Nelson community and management and staff of Chahko-Mika Mall for their support during the March 18th Health Fair. Practice opportunities in settings such as these enhance the learning of our future nurses. For program details on the School of Health & Human Services, visit or call 1.888.953.1133.

Kalawsky Chevrolet seeks a top-level manager for this important sales and administrative position. As financial services manager, will serve our customers by arranging vehicle financing, offering after-sale services and products, completing all documentation and assisting our sales staff to help clients. Prior automotive experience is helpful, but we also welcome applications from those with sales, financial or banking backgrounds. This is a rewarding career opportunity that includes a full benefits package, training and financial security. Please send your resume and cover letter to: Neil Kalawsky Kalawsky Chevrolet Buick GMC Fax: (250) 365-2181 E-mail:



Mountain & City Training Heavy Equipment Operator Training Financial Aid Available (for qualified students)

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AIRLINES ARE hiring. Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783

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Eldora Mary Albersworth

“Dodie” Eldora Mary Albersworth passed away peacefully, February 8, 2011 at Mountain Lake Seniors Community, M located in Nelson, BC. loc

Dodie was born to Tom and Christina Hannah at Shaunavon, Sask. on May 21, 1927. She was the youngest of five children, Edith, Vivian, Gordon, Johnny and was the last surviving member of her family. Dodie was raised in a family that cared for each other and that worked together. The Catholic faith was practised in the Hannah household and was with Dodie throughout her life. Dodie graduated from Estevan Collegiate Institute in 1945. She moved to the Vancouver area after the war and worked as a secretary in a medical office, before marrying Lloyd Albersworth on April 30, 1955. Lloyd was with the Union of Operating Engineers, Local 115 and worked on many construction projects throughout B.C., Alberta and the Yukon during the early years of their marriage. While in Calgary, Dodie had the job of raising their three sons while Lloyd was away working on projects. The family moved to Robson, from Calgary in 1965 and then to Crescent Valley in 1973. They enjoyed entertaining family and friends until Lloyds passing in 2005. Dodie had been diagnosed with Alzheimer disease 2 years previous to Lloyd’s passing. Dodie moved into assisted living at Mountain Lake Seniors Community in March 2006. As the disease progressed, she moved to Lombardy Cottage into extended care. Dodie never lost her wonderful sense of humor and maintained her social grace. She cared more for others than herself. Dodie is survived by her sons: John (Faye), Tom (Linda), Rob, including grandchildren Maureen, Katrina, Nicholas, Jaxin and Jozie. The Albersworth family would like to thank Dr. Janz, Dr. Bridger, Father Jim Ratcliffe, Father Harry Clarke, Sister Margaret, Gail Russel, Katie Weir, Linda Hoskin, Christine Dummer, Joe and Sylvia Irving and the Alzheimer Society of B.C. A very special thanks to all the staff and companions of Dodie’s at Mountain Lake Seniors Community. Your love and care for Dodie is greatly appreciated. The support and visits by Dodies’s friends brought her comfort and happiness. A funeral mass for Dodie will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 21, 2011 in the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate at 813 Ward Street, Nelson, BC, Interment of cremains to follow at the Nelson Memorial Cemetery. A reception will be held at 12:00 p.m., in the Activity Room of Mountain Lake Seniors Community. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. in the memory of Dodie

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Auto Mechanic wanted. Automotive mechanic required for oilďŹ eld construction company. We want a journeyman mechanic preferably with Dodge truck experience. Your work schedule will be 5-10hr days. Call Lloyd @ (780)725-4430

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS. Salmon Arm GM on Shuswap Lake in beautiful British Columbia requires fulltime journeyman Automotive Technicians. fax: 250-8325314. Email:

HOUSEKEEPER wanted for Red Mountain Resort Lodging. Full to Part-time hours. If interested, then please send your resume to:

ADMIN ASSISTANT trainees needed! Large and small ďŹ rms seeking admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training and job placement available. 1-888-512-7116

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The Corporation of the City of Nelson is accepting applications for the position of MANAGER OF OPERATIONS The City of Nelson is currently seeking to ¿ll the position of Manager of Operations. This position reports to the Director of Engineering and Operations and oversees the operation and maintenance of municipal infrastructure including roads; water, sanitary sewer, and storm drainage system; parks, open space, buildings, airport, and garage and transit. This position will also perform the duties of Corporate Safety Of¿cer for the City of Nelson. Further information regarding this position can be found on the City of Nelson web site at Resumes must be submitted no later than Friday, June 3, 2011 at 12:00pm, quoting posting # 03EX11 to: Human Resources, City of Nelson, #101 – 310 Ward Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 5S4; or fax to: 250.352.2131 or email to: We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however; only those under consideration will be contacted.

The Corporation of the City of Nelson is accepting applications for the position of

PLANNER The City of Nelson is currently seeking to fill the position of Planner. This position reports to the Manager of Development Services and Sustainability, assisting with planning, organizing, managing and providing general direction and oversight for the planning and activities of the Development Services Department. Further information regarding this position can be found on the City of Nelson website at Resumes must be submitted no later than May 27, 2011 at 3:00 pm to: Human Resources, City of Nelson, #101 – 310 Ward Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 5S4; or fax to: 250.352.2131 or email to: We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however; only those under consideration will be contacted.

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilďŹ eld construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilďŹ eld roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051. EQUIPMENT OPERATORS and Foremans required NW Alberta, 2011 construction season. Competitive wages, beneďŹ t plan. OilďŹ eld experience, standard safety tickets; Submit to: Fax 780-532-9012; Heavy Duty Mechanic wanted. Heavy Duty Mechanic required. for oilďŹ eld construction company. Must be 3rd year to Journeyman, prefer a mechanic with Cat & or Hitachi experience. You will work in shop or ďŹ eld & be home virtually all nights. Call Lloyd @ (780)725-4430

MEDICAL OFFICE trainees needed! Hospitals and doctors need medical ofďŹ ce and medical admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training and job placement available. 1-888-748-4126. Motivated & Enthusiastic CertiďŹ ed Dental Assistant Required for busy practice. Experience an asset. Resumes accepted: 201-402 Baker St, Nelson fax: 250-352-2275 QUINN CONTRACTING Ltd. is growing! We require fulltime JM Trades for Northern Alberta. Competitive wages, beneďŹ ts & RRSP. Email or call toll free 1-855-885-6233 SOUTH ROCK Ltd. is hiring Milling Personnel, Paving Personnel (pavers, rollers, packers), general labourers (screed, raker, ag), Heavy Duty Mechanic. Experience with asphalt preferred. Valid drivers licence required; Fax 403568-1327;

Help Wanted

On-Site Supervisor

Trail, British Columbia Procor Limited is the leading Canadian lessor of specialized railcars and services. Procor Rail Services, a division of Procor Limited, operates a network of ďŹ xed, mobile and on customer site service centers. We have a job opening for an On-Site Supervisor, at our Trail, British Columbia, location. This location services Teck Cominco. This position will report to the Manager, Operations, On-Site Repair Services. This position will be responsible for the repair requirements of our customers and also to ensure that Procor employees work in a safe and Responsible Care environment. The candidate will be responsible to make business decisions that will ensure the success of the on-site operation. Principal Metrics / Deliverables in this position are as follows: On-Site Repairs with emphasis on: s7ORKINGANDCOMMUNICATINGWITHTHEKEYCUSTOMER s%NSURINGEMPLOYEESWORKSAFELY s#USTOMERBASEDSCHEDULING s0ROlTANDLOSSOFTHEMOBILEOPERATION s'ROWTHOFTHEMOBILEOPERATION s3TAFlNGANDTRAINING s-ATERIALS-ANAGEMENTINACCORDANCEWITH company targets for inventory turns s/THERRELATEDRESPONSIBILITIESASASSIGNED %XCELLENTCOMMUNICATIONSKILLS STRONGCHARACTER strong organizational skills, initiative and ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines are required. Preference will be given to individuals with relevant experience with pressure and general purpose cars (SO2, Acid) and who are NDT certiďŹ ed in VT, Bubble Leak testing and UTT. Strong technical skills are also required. Interested parties are invited to submit their resume with a covering letter outlining experience and salary expectations by May 27, 2011 % MAILEMPLOYMENT PROCORCOMORFAXTO 1-888-413-2904. We thank all applicants for their interest in Procor Limited, but only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

The Lemare Group is currently seeking contract coastal hand fallers for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to: ofďŹ or fax 250-956-4888.

The Lemare Group is currently seeking applicants for Production Accountant. The successful applicant will have a strong accounting background that might include 4th level CGA courses or better. Computer literacy is essential with Accpac, Word and Excel experience an asset. The successful applicant will have experience in the forest industry. Strong organizational skills are required to be effective in this busy environment. Competitive salary is commensurate with experience. Applicant must be willing to relocate to Port McNeill, Vancouver Island. Please fax resumes to 250-956-4888 or email to: WANTED: Servers, bartenders, barrista’s & cooks @ Telegraph Cove Resorts Ltd. Send resume to Box 1, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0. Fax: 250-928-3105 or email: Attn: Taso.

WELDERS - seeking welders for custom manufacturing environment. Competitive wages, BeneďŹ ts, RRSP’s and Apprenticeship opportunities. Apply to: Do All Metal Fabricating, Estevan, SK. Email: Fax: 306-634-8389


Health Products CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! 1-866-981-5991 DIABETES CHOLESTEROL Weight LossNatural Product for cholesterol, blood sugar and weight. Physician recommended, backed by Human Clinical Studies with amazing results. Call to ďŹ nd out how to get a free bottle of Bergamonte! 888-470-5390

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member

Pets & Livestock

Pets Golden Retriever Pups. Vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed. $475. 250-265-3320

$500 LOAN and +. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-776-1660. GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.


IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit / age / income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Swim Platforms/ Floating Docks Encapsulated Styrofoam

Flotation Billets

Carrying capacity approximately 55 pounds per cubic foot. ($30 lin ft)

1’x2’x24’ 1’x2’x16’ 1’x2’x10’ 1’x2’x8’ 1’x2’x4’

Call to view


Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Painting & Decorating PEDERSEN PAINTING Commercial and Residential. Free Estimates. Excellent references. Ph 250-354-3059

Financial Services

Maintenance Free 10’x12’

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed record removal. 100% Free Information Booklet. 1-8Now-Pardon 1-866-972-7366. Speak with a Specialist. No obligation. A+BBB Rating. 20+ Yrs Experience. ConďŹ dential. Fast. Affordable DIAL-A-LAW offers general information on a variety of topics on law in BC. 604-6874680 Lower Mainland or 1800-565-5297 Outside LM; audio available. Lawyer Referral Service matches people with legal concerns to a lawyer in their area. Participating lawyers offer a 30 minute consultation for $25 plus tax. Regular fees follow once both parties agree to proceed with services. 604-687-3221 Lower Mainland or 1-800-6631919 Outside LM.

Merchandise for Sale

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

Misc. for Sale 23rd ANNUAL ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SALE sponsored by the Vernon Collectors Club at Vernon Curling Rink on Fri. May 27th from 3pm-8pm & Sat. May 28th from 10am-4pm. Approx. 120 tables.$2 admission is good for both days. A FREE Telephone Service Get your ďŹ rst month free. Bad credit, don’t sweat it. No deposits. No credit checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464. BUILDING SALE Canadian manufacturer direct. 25x40 $7640. 30x40 $8995. 35x50 $12,500. 40x80 $22,790. 47x100 $36,200. Front end optional. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980, 1-800-668-5422. CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. 1-866-981-6591. DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL buildings priced to clear Make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. HOT TUB covers & accessories. Lowest price, highest quality. All sizes and colours available. Call 1-888-6117660. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Education/Trade Schools

Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $29/hour to $38/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other ďŹ nancing options available to qualiďŹ ed applicants.

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Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate




Misc. for Sale

Business for Sale

Houses For Sale


Homes for Rent

Sport Utility Vehicle

PANDORA CHARM clearance. Save 80% Sterling Silver charms low as $1.99. Fits Pandora, Troll, Chamilia. Leading Internet retailer. Additional 10% off checkout code (AMAZING7). Log on now for best

NO Boundaries Health & Fitness. Buy the business, lease the 3600 sq ft building. $95,000 Includes cardio & weight machines, free weights, stretching mats, tanning bed, supplies, inventory & more. Shawn/Shama Joy - More info & photos @

Shared Accommodation

SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw - Spring Sale - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. Make money and save money In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195. 1-800-5666899 Ext.400OT

Classified Ads for items under $300 cost just $3! Real Estate Acreage for Sale 20 ACRES $0 down, $99/mo. Only $12,900 near growing El Paso, Texas, second safest U.S. City. Owner financing, No credit checks! Money back guarantee Free color brochure 800-755-8953

Business for Sale ESTABLISHED LOCKSMITH Business on Vancouver Island since 1997. Tools, equipment, stock & extensive customer base. Mobile sprinter available also. Call for details 250-9497708 or 250-902-9156.

Totem Motel / Resort

at Christina Lake $1,500,000. Well established business with large home, 5 deluxe condos, RV sites with campground and pool. To view Call Rod 250-447-9322. Don’t miss this super deal!

For Sale By Owner Attention developers: 140’X90’ lot, 700 Radio Ave. Zoned 15 units, multi-family, residential. $380,000. Phone 352-2412

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

EXQUISITE SANCTUARY Fabulous 2.26 private acres with creek in beautiful Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island. Enchanting 3600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom custom built 1995 home. Outstanding 57x40 shop with own bathroom, lots of parking. Features hardwood, tile throughout, custom cabinetry. Gas fireplaces, stove, heat and hot water; ensuite with soaker tub. Thinking of a life style change? Move to Vancouver Island. Even better, move to Port Alberni, the Salmon Capital of the World! Visit for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

Lots TWO lots for sale in sunny Appledale in the Slocan Valley starting at $149,000. Call 250226-7751 or visit for details.

Real Estate LAND OF orchards, vineyards & tides in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Bring business! Free brochure. Email: 1-888-865-4647.


Available July or Aug 1st 4- Bedroom 2-Bath Home on 2 acres. Lots of New Upgrades. Remote Location.

Apt/Condo for Rent 1 Bedroom apt on beach in city limits. N/S N/P, singles only. $575. 250-374-7431

Nelson:1 br sunny/quiet/clean 3 blk. to dntwn. NS/NP/Ref. Sep. entr. $675+hyd.352-6062 Nelson: 3 bdrm upstairs suite near Rosemont. Pet friendly. July 1st. $1150/mo. 352-7303.

Homes for Rent Lower Rossland 3 bedroom house with garage. . Large yard & deck. Available June 1st. 250.362.2105. Long term tenant. NORTH Nelson: 3 bedroom, 2 baths, view, large deck, 2 car garage, all appliances. 10 min up the north side of the lake. $1800.00 plus utilities. Available June 1. Call 306-690-9741

AVAILABLE July 1 - Brand new 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom house nestled in the forest in Uphill, directly on the Burlington Northern Trail. Gourmet kitchen, granite countertop, all new stainless steel appliances. New stacking washer and dryer. Hard wood floors, in-floor heating in bathrooms and kitchen. Wood stove, lots of storage and off street parking. Nice layout and worth a viewing. N/S, N/P references required. $1600 plus utilities. 250-551-1116.

Near Silverton/New Denver. 10 minutes from Slocan Lake and Villages. 1 Year Minimum Lease Open to Animals Secure Income References Required Serious Inquiries Only $1250.00/mnth negotiable upon care of House/Land Call 250-358-7794 or email

Room & Board Carpentry (Nelson) Silverking Selkirk College student looking for place to rent or room + board. 250-265-3813 or 3823

Classifieds = Results!

BEASLEY: Couple wanted to share spacious 2bdrm suite. 24ft sun deck, fireplace $585 per month incl. util. 359-6669 Nelson: Central. All utilities & internet incl in rent. Avail immed. Call 1-800-611-5788

Want to Rent Mature gentleman (smoker) requires private, quiet quarters on a long term basis. Willing to do gardening, light work & provide stable rental income for owner. Please contact Al at 250-353-9876. Thanks! NELSON: Quiet & responsible 38 year old male, looking for affordable housing, single unit preferred, but shared accom considered. I have handyman skills & can help with maintenance/yard work. I am easy going, like kids & pets. Would like to hear from you if you have something to offer! Pls leave message for Kirk at: 354-1591 /

Shop from home! Transportation

2003 Ford Explorer. 6 cylinder, 4X4. 203,000km. $4900. Excellent condition.250-352-3931

Buying, Selling? Trucks & Vans 2000 Toyota Tacoma 4x xtended cab.230 km. TRD package. Canopy. Custom Aluminum rack (will sell seperate for $800). Incredibly well maintained - Records since day one! Summers and Winters. $16 000 obo. Contact Dan


32’ Bayliner- Twin Hino Diesels, radar, GPS, 3 sounders, all chain anchor winch, 2 power down winches, swim grid with fish dressing station, inverter, diesel furnace. Call 250-992-7202 or 747-1014. Email Trailer available.

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

World’s Finest FISHING BOATS

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






Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Nelson Star

Community Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program

Public asked to listen for rare owl call SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Breeding season for the western screech-owl is well underway and with it comes a bird call that the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program is asking the public to listen for. Listed as an endangered species both federally and provincially, the program is looking to track these owls to better understand their distri-

bution, range and habitat use. “Once we locate a breeding pair we can often tag and track them, and their young, through radio telemetry,” says program wildlife biologist Irene Manley. “We are particularly looking for reports from Trail through to Castlegar and Nelson, and throughout the Slocan Valley to Nakusp.” The western screech-owl nests in natural tree cavities, especially in large mature cot-

tonwood and aspen. Continued loss and degradation of riparian habitat and removal of cottonwood trees has resulted in substantial declines in western screech-owl populations, particularly in the West Kootenay area which only has about 10 pairs of these owls residing in the area. “The bird’s name is also a bit of a misnomer,” adds Manley. “These owls seldom screech but have a soft, short ‘bounc-

ing ball’ hoot – as if you were to drop a ball and the bounces get shorter towards the end.” To listen to its call visit and click on the owl link. Suspected sightings can be reported to 250-352-6874 or This project is supported by the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, Columbia Basin Trust and FortisBC.


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Yakoma roof racks and many misc. items

Sat.,May 21st 8am–1pm


Lots of Girls Toys & misc items, Large Dog Crate, Screen Room, Outboard Motor

Sat.,May 21st 8am–Noon


Great Grandma’s Treasures! Moving Sale

Sat.,May 21st 9am–2pm

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Community Lunch-In for hunger relief on May 31

May 31 is Hunger Awareness Day. You can help make a difference for Canadians who are hungry. The Salvation Army Food Bank in partnership with In-

vestors Group will be holding an informational hot dog and baked goods lunch outside the Investors Group office at 515 Vernon Street. “Great Canadian Lunch-In

Bags” are available at either of the above locations. These bags represent awareness of the issues of hunger faced in all of our communities and are provided for your donations.

Adoption Dance of Joy... You can make it happen

photo submitted

Nelson Nurses Honoured

The College of Registered Nurses of B.C. presented a pair of Nelson residents with nursing excellence awards at a ceremony last month at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Lorill Harding (left) received the Award of Excellence in Nursing Education and Maureen Little (right) received the Award of Excellence in Nursing Research. Thirty-three awards were presented this year. The awards honour outstanding contributions to the nursing profession and for demonstrating excellence in relation to the professional standards.

Are you a talented artist looking for a way to showcase your work while making a difference in the life of a child? Enter our Art Campaign to help give kids a sporting chance.

Submit your artworkApril 25 – May 31

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