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Mungall tells stories at the Nelson Library See Page 25

Police concerned about Shambhala dark side See Page 4

GAMES ON BC Seniors Games opens in the Kootenay proving age is no barrier to competitiveness and camaraderie. Three pages of action from around the Nelson area...

Nelson 250-505-2101 Castlegar 250-365-2111 Nakusp 250-358-2347

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It was high ďŹ ves and intense action on Thursday as several events in the 2011 BC Seniors Games opened action. The Games are being held in partnership by Nelson, Trail and Castlegar. More photos on pages 2 and 3.




Wednesday 5:00pm

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Home Owners helping home owners

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This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, 99% finished is fully functional and ready for your finishing touches to make it your own. Located on 21+ acres in Crescent Valley, with an unencumbered panorama of fields, forest, mountains and skyline. (10-381) MLS #K197268

593 BAKER STREET NELSON BC 250.352.3581 WWW.NELSONBCREALESTATE.COM Ted & Carol Ryan 250-352-3858

Well maintained 1100 sq.ft. bldg.. on 3 - 25 ft. lots. Built in 1955 & converted to a restaurant in 1996. Zoned commercially, yet may be of better use converted back to a home. 5000 gal. septic system installed in 1998, updated plumbing & wiring. (11-115) MLS #K201817



This three year new custom designed SRI home in Crescent Valley is in showroom condition on over 280 +/- ft. of Slocan riverfront. With 1458 sq.ft. on the main plus a full basement. This property is ready to move into and a must see. (11-245) MLS #K204048



Gorgeous acreage with subdivision potential into 3 separate & private lots with their own well. Recently purchased & all cleaned up with building sites cleared out. Private setting in Meadow Creek. (11-290) MLS #K204870

A GREAT INVESTMENT: $538,000 Great investment opportunity with mixed residential & office spaces (comprehensive development zoning). Building has been recently refurbished & is in excellent condition. Very well maintained. Desirable location close to downtown. View by apt. only. (11-177) MLS #K202863

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$449,900 They raised their family in the 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home but now the owners say it is time to sell this 14.7 acre hobby farm. Great sun and delicious spring water are two of the natural features of this neat and tidy package.

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2 Bdrm Loft $369,000 SO

3 Bdrm Walkout $369,000

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Private Hillside Luxury in the Heart of Nelson

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Spacious 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom home with over 1600 square feet. Built with superior soundproofing. Hardwood and tile throughout. Massive deck, nine foot high ceilings, beautiful natural light from large windows complete the look. Three parking stalls per unit, one covered, in an established neighbourhood with your own heated storage. Listed on BC Homes For Sale. Agents Welcome. Only one home still available! Call 250.551.4082 or email

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Action at the BC Seniors Games in Nelson was in full swing Thursday, including dragon boating, table tennis, cycling, ice hockey, cribbage, and bridge. Here’s a sampling of some of the action ...


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This well-appointed home is in top notch condition and looking for a family who would move right in. 5 Bedrooms, 4 baths, formal dining & living room, fireplaces, cozy kitchen with island, family room, garage, private deck. All on a manicured .56 acre lot. Call David.

821 Tenth Street $368,000 Charming 50’s era home with hardwood floors, gas fireplace, updated decor, newer roof & garage, private patio & hot tub. Newer 200 amp electric service. Great investment location across from campus with its lower one bedroom in-law suite. Level 50 x 110 Lot. Call David for details.

1109 West Innes

$329,000 $329,500 414 Silica Street A Diamond in the Rough—Just 2 blocks from Nelson’s down town core, close to schools, shopping and transit. Each unit offers 1000 sq.ft. of space. 2 bdrm unit on the main and a 3 bdrm unit up. Easy care 25 x 120 Lot. Some upgrades done. A good investment— Always Rented! Call David for details.

Neat & tidy 3-4 bdrm home at the edge of town. .43 acre, treed & landscaped with a private back yard. Upgrades include roofing, laminate & dining room renovations. Cozy gas fireplace in living room. Close to schools. Call David.

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NEW PRICE 523 Latimer Street $398,900 3 bedroom family home with large recreation room and panoramic view of Nelson’s waterfront

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593 Baker Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4J1

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3 bdrm. 1 bath home in Lower Fairview with additional 140 sq.ft. Walk to Baker. 50’x120’ flat lot.


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This parcel begins on the lot side of the lane, so the property is a full 120‘ deep, ready for development !

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Three pages isn’t enough to capture the shots, smiles and special moments at the Games — but that’s what online photo galleries are for. Check out action from each Nelson event at


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Great family home located in a quiet endd of the road location. 4 bedroom, 2 bathh house features huge covered deck, lotss of covered parking and potential spacee for a studio above the garage/shop.

Lots of character from the street andd even more inside. But don’t mistakee this for old - updated bathroom, wiringg and plumbing.The second floor masterr suite was completed in 2009.

Two storey home has 3 bedrooms upp and living space on the main, includingg a deck to take advantage of the greatt view of Kokanee Glacier. Bachelor suitee in the ground level basement.

Great two bedroom cabin on quiett secondary road. 84’ of beach and a dock to enjoy water sports, decks to enjoy the view. Covered parking, and year round rental cabin too.

2.4 private acres away from the highway noise. Over 3400 sq.ft. on main and the walk out lower level. Features include detached shop, rec room, family room, theatre and more.



ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH #51 Renovations and upgrades to existing stairwell Copy of blueprints available at 402 Victoria Street Closing date is Monday, August 22nd, 2011 Contact: Carol Wilson 250.352.7727


The dark side of Shambhala A pair of West Kootenay traffic cops say the annual music festival is an expensive drain on resources that results in far too many people driving under the influence or while overly tired

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Nelson Star Reporter

For three days over the past 14 years, the Shambhala Music Festival has become the equivalent of a small town with more than 10,000 people pouring into the area. And even though organizers and fans rave about the festival’s success, RCMP sergeants Fred Mansveld and Derrick Donovan have seen the event’s dark side.

“I would say at least 80 to 90 per cent of Salmo residents are opposed to having this festival....” Sgt. Derrick Donovan West Kootenay RCMP

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“I’ve worked a lot of places throughout BC where there were similar activities and things got better each year, but I don’t foresee that happening with this event,” said Donovan, with West Kootenay Traffic Services. “We’ve seen from our focus that things have gotten worse. We’ve been very fortunate, I believe, that there haven’t been more fatalities and serious injuries as a result.” “In the three short years that I’ve been here the instances involving drugs at road safety checks surrounding Shambhala are going up by 20 to 30 per cent every year, which to me is concerning.” West Kootenay Traffic Services worked in partnership with the West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit on the “frontlines” before, after and during Shambhala, including checks in the Salmo area. “This year we ramped up our exodus enforcement,” said Mansveld with the West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit. “We were stopping vehicles in road safety checks to try and mitigate the risks and checking for impaired driving, and we did find people who were impaired by drug or alcohol leaving

the site, or being impaired by fatigue. “Some of these people look like they’ve gone through the ringer, and although it sounds funny, it translates to people driving off the road.” Mansveld said there was a major car accident near Fernie, where a vehicle carrying three people who left Shambhala collided with a cement truck. “I’m sure there are numerous other accidents in the region and beyond because people are coming from the States, from Ontario, and all kinds of places,” he said. One of the major concerns both Mansveld and Donovan have regarding Shambhala is the fatigued drivers leaving the event. “Last year, after the festival, we were inundated with crashes. I believe there was a total of nine crashes that we were able to track. Some were serious, some were minor, caused by people falling asleep who were tired and overexerted, and tried to make it home. If they’ve been partying all weekend they are a real hazard to other motorists on the highway, and we see that,” said Mansveld. In addition to fatigued drivers, the road safety units see impaired drivers coming through their road checks both before and after the festival. The RCMP is recommending charges for eight individual cases of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking related to Shambhala. “In my opinion, from what I’ve seen, a substantial number of vehicles and people heading to that festival are of course there to have a good time, but also are going to partake in some kind of alcohol or drug use, and perhaps not everybody, but a lot of people are, and this is a big concern that we have, because this goes on for three days in the heat and then people leave,” said Mansveld. “What we’re all con-

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Too much partying and not enough sleep create a dangerous situation on area highways after Shambhala ends.

cerned about is the open drug trafficking and the open drug and alcohol use takes place at the rave.” Mansveld said there are younger festival-goers who go to Shambhala to experiment with drugs for the first time and he is very concerned about this. “Some of the drugs that are out there now, although people may think they are buying ecstasy, they are not buying ecstasy. They are buying a cocktail of various drugs,” he said. “The people who are out there trafficking drugs are out there to make money. That’s their reason for being there. It’s not that they want everyone to have a really great time; they’re out there to make money.” Mansveld said ecstasy can often be made of a combination of methamphetamines, ketamine and ephedrine along with various other drugs. “We have first evidence of numerous, numerous overdoses that have taken place there. As a matter of fact, I know there is a tent there to take care of

that. That’s a huge concern, when you have that many people overdosing, and being treated,” he said. Donovan and Mansveld feel the police presence during Shambhala is a significant drain on police resources. “Our province has less money, and it’s a high percentage of our resources that are spent on this activity both pre and post and I think if taxpayers out there knew the true cost — from processing files to court time to the officers’ time being here from other parts of the province — they would share our concern,” said Donovan. Despite the positive effect of Shambhala on local economies, he said Salmo residents would rather not be the home of the festival. “I would say at least 80 to 90 per cent of Salmo residents are opposed to having this festival, even though they know there is money coming into the community because of this event, it’s just not a festival they think should continue,” said Donovan.

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News Kaslo Search and Rescue



A former Nelson man accused of harassing MLA Michelle Mungall returns to court next week as lawyers continue to argue over technicalities in the case. The Crown applied for a peace bond against Donovan Carter, who has since moved to Victoria. Mungall complained to Nelson police after a series of incidents over the fall and winter which she says made her fear for her safety. Among them was a protest rally she attended where Carter held up a sign directed at her. However, Carter’s lawyer, former MLA Blair Suffredine, argued there was a problem with the way the information was sworn. The Crown has since filed an amended information, but Suffredine doesn’t think the original process should be allowed to carry forward. They’ll hash it out before a judge on Tuesday. Carter is under conditions to stay away from Mungall.


A Crescent Valley woman beat onein-390,000 odds to win grand prize in this year’s Hometown Heroes Lottery. Heather Roshinsky has four options to choose from: a prize home in South Surrey worth over $2.1 million, a home in Kitsilano worth over $2 million, a cottage at Cultus Lake worth over $1.9 million, or $1.6 million in cash. The winners were drawn late last month. Proceeds from ticket sales support trauma teams and medical specialists at Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital, and the GF Strong Rehab Centre, as well as the BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund.


DriveBC has added three more web cameras in the Kootenays, including one on Highway 31 near Coffee Creek. The service provides a snapshot of the road every 15 to 30 minutes, although it was down this week due to technical difficulties. Others webcams show the Kootenay Pass summit, junction of highways 3 and 6 at Salmo, and junction of highways 6 and 31A at New Denver. Overall, the province is adding 30 new cameras this year, bringing the total number to over 200. The webcams can be viewed at

GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Working by moonlight, Kaslo Search and Rescue successfully rescued a paraglider who crashed on Meadow Mountain around 3 p.m. Tuesday. Search manager Bruce Walker says the man was attempting to land on top of the mountain when his wing collapsed and he fell 30 to 40 feet (nine to 12 m). He was flying with his brother, a BC Ambulance attendant, who had already landed. The brother assessed him, feeling he had possibly fractured his pelvis and/or hip. Although Walker wasn’t sure if they had a cell phone, it wouldn’t have worked anyway because there was no coverage. The brother was forced to hike out and then drive for help. Search and Rescue received the call around 7:20 p.m. It was another hour before they reached the brother. They parked their vehicles around 9:30 at the 6,000 foot (1,800 m) level, then hiked another

hour and 1,500 feet (450 m) to reach the injured glider. “We were able to get a quad in fairly close to him too, so we could use that to move the stretcher in,” Walker says.

“It was a very bright moon. And all alpine, treeless terrain. It was pretty good going actually.” Bruce Walker

Kaslo Search and Rescue

It took 20 minutes to package the man and then they were heading back down the mountain around 10:50, had him to a pickup truck by midnight, and in an ambulance about 1 a.m — some 10 hours after the accident occurred. Searchers returned to Kaslo about 3 a.m. Walker says the fact the rescue happened at night wasn’t as much of an impediment as it might have been. “It was a very bright moon,” he says. “And all alpine,

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treeless terrain. It was pretty good going actually.” The injured man was from New Denver, although Walker wasn’t sure of his age. He was taken to hospital in Kaslo, but his present condition isn’t known. Nine members of Kaslo Search and Rescue were involved, assisted by two guides from Selkirk Wilderness Skiing, in whose tenure the accident occurred. “Having the guides there was a huge asset,” Walker says. The mountain is accessed off of Highway 31 at Meadow Creek, on the road that leads to the spawning channel.



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Friday, August 19, 2011 Nelson Star


Will the bands play on?


or 26 years music students from around the province converged on Nelson in the spring. The sweet sounds of junior high and high school bands could be heard throughout the city as the young musicians emerged from the cramped basement band rooms of their schools and stepped onto the big stage. Now Festival Nelson has gone silent. No more eager young students, no more lifelong band trip memories, no more packed hotel rooms. The news that this local institution isn’t going to take place in 2012 came as a surprise. The large majority of locals simply took Festival Nelson for granted. We just assumed the buses would always roll into town in April packed with beaming band kids. Behind the scenes it was a struggle. The core group of dedicated volunteers — many of whom had been working on the Festival for a very long time — were burned out. It happens. Organizing an event of this scope takes a tremendous amount of energy. There are huge upsides to making it happen, but over time it takes a toll. Family and personal lives suffer in an effort to provide a positive experience to strangers. It’s a noble use of time, but in the long run very taxing. Compounding the struggle are circumstances beyond organizers’ control. Provincial government cuts to arts programs in schools helped result in fewer bands taking part. It’s a sign of tight budgets, but disheartening for those most passionate about the importance of music in young students’ lives. Festival organizers say they will revisit the situation for 2013, but odds are pretty good this is the end. We have seen it before: Nelson Sno-Fest, Summit-to-Summit, and StreetFest all faced volunteer fatigue or financial shortfalls and took a break. None have resurfaced. If the sounds of Festival Nelson never return it will be a huge loss to this community. Its fate now rests with music lovers who will decide if it’s worth continuing. To all those who have made the spring sounds happen over the last 26 years, our most sincere thanks. Take pride in knowing you helped change many young lives along the way. The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213.

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Cultural Commentary – Anne DeGrace


The Heron has landed

ontroversy opens dialogue, and dialogue opens doors. A flap, so to speak, often precedes flight. The heron sculpture, recently acquired by the City for the cost of shipping and a tax receipt, created a bit of displaced air as the great bird landed, leaving some local artists and citizens with ruffled feathers. This was not altogether surprising. It was a distinctly roost-now-orget-off-the-perch scenario; things happened quickly. It’s reasonable that questions should be raised. The question of should have or shouldn’t have is moot: we did, and the proponents for acquiring the sculpture did so with the best of intentions. Now, we need to move forward, absorbing what we’ve learned from the flap that ensued while we find an appropriate perch for our newest piece of public art. Just to clear up a couple of points, it’s important to note that the artist was paid by the developer who commissioned the work, who in turn required a tax receipt for the gift based on the commission they had paid and a subsequent assessment. As for the artist being from away, just as Touchstones exhibits the work of touring artists as well as local, it’s reasonable that our City do the same. Nelson artists exhibit in other cities, as well they should. This is how our artists get their work out in the world, and how we are inspired at home by the work of others. We need this exchange of ideas, just as we need to celebrate our own.

Jock Hildebrand’s sculpture Heron’s Landing ruffled some feathers with local artists when Nelson city council recently offered to give it a home.

Essentially, the acquisition of the heron sculpture was council’s decision to make. The Cultural Development Commission, as a commission of the City of Nelson, is a bird in the hand, the City being the hand. If the City were to only acquire gifts of art, we’d have a problem, because artists need to be paid; we don’t expect gifts of infrastructure upgrades, for example. But that’s not likely to happen. Likewise, if our only public art was from away, we would be doing a disservice to our local artists; that’s not likely to happen, either. What is likely is that the City and the commission will take the recent flap and let it inform future choices. The commission’s role, among other things, is one of consultation; it’s the City’s way of saying: we value the input of these community volunteers who are experts in their fields. It’s not like this everywhere. We in the cultural trenches should know. And so a little perspective is in order.

Nelson is the only community of its size to have a Cultural Development Commission (now coming up to three years old) with a part-time paid professional cultural development officer (hired a year and a half ago). That’s huge. Cultural development in this town hasn’t always had wings. There were years where some of us thought it would go the way of the dodo. It took years of making things happen with nothing but goodwill and good ideas; it took cultural economic impact studies to prove value with dollar figures, because quality of life wasn’t deemed a good enough measuring stick. It took the kind of vision that gave us Kootenay School of the Arts, Oxygen Art Centre, Touchstones, and the Cultural Development Commission. The commission develops policies to help with cultural flaps and fledglings of all kinds. This group of civic-minded volunteers hatched the Art in Public Places policy — something we never had before — and is actively working with the City to

ensure that new infrastructure developments — such as the Baker Street bridge over Cottonwood Creek, Gyro Park lookout railing, and new utility boxes — embrace a cultural component. It has developed a cultural calendar, disbursed community initiative program money to artists and arts and heritage groups, and assisted with Railtown plans (that’s the old CPR building, soon to hatch into something wonderful). The commission is responsible for things like the horse race mural on the burned-out Redfish Grill building. They do cool stuff. There are still places to go, things to discover. Feathers will fly; new heights will be reached. The good thing is that the future is sure to include both flap and flight, the better for doors to open. And away we soar. Anne DeGrace is Nelson’s Cultural Ambassador for 2011. Cultural Commentary will appear from time to time during the coming year in this newspaper

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Letters to the Editor

Save Nelson’s waterfront Re: Notice of intention to apply for a disposition of Crown land (July 15, page 8 and July 22, page 24) I would like to remind the citizens of Nelson comments concerning this application were to be received by FrontCounterBC by yesterday. Nelson’s Sustainable Waterfront and Downtown Master Plan calls our waterfront “the natural gem of the city.� I certainly agree! I believe that: 1. Nelson’s waterfront Crown park land should continue to be owned by the public.

2. Nelson’s waterfront Crown park land should remain zoned as park and open space. 3. Nelson’s waterfront Crown park land should undergo a contaminated sites regulation review process. This Crown land should remain public park land because: 1. Parks are good for people. They bring pleasure, health, and joy to all local citizens and tourists and they embody the Canadian tradition of preserving public lands for the benefit and use of all. 2. This Crown land fits




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in well with the City’s waterfront vision of an anchor park on our eastern waterfront. 3. This Crown land needs to be evaluated for contamination and, if necessary, the land should be remediated in order to protect our environment. Also, the City of Nelson needs to protect itself against any possible future claims of liability. I urge all Nelson citizens to get informed about this issue. Help save our waterfront Crown park land! Herb Couch Nelson

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Council column fails to convince Open letter to Donna Macdonald, and the current sitting council: I must say I am a fan of fiction, and your Wednesday column (“Teasing out the transit tangle�) did not disappoint. So how about we dissect your words, and we can really see what is going on. 1. You first try to state that transit service is not specifically being picked on, and I would have to strongly disagree with you there. At no time was there a mention about our police service, fire department, or public works facing cost overruns. 2. You try to answer the question of why these buses cost so much, and while I agree with much of what you say, we transit riders have been asking why city council did not demand an accounting from BC Transit before we acquired these buses as far as what the cost would be. Surely these flashy buses in service for the Olympics would provide data to BC Transit as to what it would cost to operate, and provide that information to you before you signed your agreements. Had you guys done your homework, you would have seen this deficit coming, and perhaps made a more intelligent decision. 3. You try to explain why council cut service. Now let us clarify a big point here. The “reviews� if you can call it that, was a sampling of ridership over two days during spring break, and again during summer holiday, thus omitting students from the

sampling, and also the 20 per cent drop in ridership because even us “low-income folks� like to take vacations. I would submit that there is not a reputable statistician in the world that would accept such inferior data. A proper study is conducted over a two week period, at least three times throughout the year so that you can get

“How dare you complain that our service is too slow for your taste. The system is what it is in order to help the most amount of people.� a more accurate picture of how the system is really used. One could almost construe that council had an agenda of cutting transit service, and this inferior study would help in justifying your decisions. 4. You call yourself a “choice rider� and complain that our service is too slow for your taste. How dare you complain that our system does not meet your personal preference? The system is what it is in order to help the most people. We, as riders know this, and respect this, and we make it work in our lives. It sounds to me you care more about your personal convenience, rather than what serves the greater community best. As a politician, you should be ashamed of yourself for taking such a personal

and shallow approach. Also, can you honestly show the public that council has made any attempts at promoting transit use? 5. Finally, you try and state that you oppose council’s decisions with regard to transit service, even though you admit to voting for what you claim to oppose. At least councillor Robin Cherbo had the guts to stand up for what is right and vote against these decisions. If you actually opposed these decisions, then you should have voted against them. All you proved is that you are a great follower, ready to jump on the bandwagon, not the leader you were elected to be. Please don’t insult our intelligence by trying to save your political career by claiming to be something you are not. Your actions speak far louder than your words. The Nelson transit riders community is committed to holding council accountable on this matter, and to ensure the public at large knows the whole story, not the elaborate spin-doctoring of our politicians. We believe there is a better way to address the transit crisis than destroying over a century of public transportation history due to poor leadership, and lack of due diligence on the part of our mayor, and current sitting council. Just remember this: your blank cheque expires November 19, and then the people will decide our direction from there. Curtis Nickason Nelson


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A Mail Mystery

Parcel arrives in Kaslo, almost 30 years late GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter


Irvine Growing up in Northern BC, Sandra developed a strong attachment and appreciation for wild, remote places. Although she always had an affinity for doodling, she did not discover painting until she started a family and took time off from her teaching career. Since that time she has taken numerous art courses with a focus on watercolour. “I am drawn to the transparent quality of watercolour and it’s ability to simulate the natural world through its unpredictable nature and flowing qualities. I also enjoy combining and experimenting with watercolour and other media,” Sandra explains. “I often plan paintings in my head, as I ski and hike in the Kootenays. Later when I am home, these experiences help fuel my desire to paint.’ Sandra’s work can be viewed at the Kutenai Clothing Company during ArtWalk – on now until September 2nd.

A piece of artwork has finally been delivered to the Kootenay Lake Historical Society in Kaslo nearly 30 years after it was mailed. In 1982, Montrose author and artist Gerry Doeksen posted a pen-andink sketch showing a train crossing a bridge on the Kaslo and Slocan Railway near McGuigan, but it never reached its destination. Five years ago, the tube addressed

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ABOVE: June Griswold (left) presents the lost artwork (inset, right) to Elizabeth Scarlett of the Kootenay Lake Historical Society, almost three decades after it went missing.

to June Griswold resurfaced in a Salmon Arm thrift store, and from there made its way to the Enderby museum, where the curator recognized the intended recipient. She gave it to Griswold, who now lives in Salmon Arm and who in turn delivered it this month to the historical society in Kaslo. “The mystery package has now completed its journey,” Griswold says. However, she’s left wondering about the strange route it took. “I find this to be a real mystery. How did it get out of the mail system? How did it get from the Kootenays to the Okanagan/Shuswap area?” The strange thing is the package seemed to follow Griswold, who moved with her husband to Enderby from Kaslo in 1990 after 18 years with the historical society. Since 2004, they have

been in Salmon Arm. Griswold says Doeksen, who has written several books on local railways, visited the archives in Kaslo to seek inspiration for the drawing. But she can’t remember if he told her he would be sending a copy. He was equally baffled by the wandering parcel when she phoned him recently. The tube is clearly marked with both addresses and shows a 1982 Montrose cancellation. However, the stamps are missing. Griswold says in 2006, a woman named Diane Pelletier bought it in a bag sale at the Churches of Salmon Arm thrift

store for $2. This year she donated it to the Enderby museum. Curator Joani Cowan saw the address on the tube and held onto it. “A few weeks later when I went to the museum I was so surprised to see the tube with my name on it,” Griswold says — adding it could have been an even bigger coincidence had she picked it up at the thrift store herself. She hopes someone might step forward with an explanation. “I figured if I could get people reading about it, maybe somebody could fill in the missing pieces of the puzzle.”

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The Pets We Love

The dog that didn’t give up KALEA GARRETT Nelson Star Intern


t’s a story about survival and love, with plenty of goodwill thrown in for good measure. Marley, a two-year-old black lab cross, has already been through a number of challenges in his young life and is now settling in for a carefree future. The pooch has been through various owners, exhausting pain, and a life changing surgery, but is now living a joyful life with his new family in Nelson. Originally know as Thumper, the dog was found with his three siblings on a public boat launch at Jumpoff Joe Lake in Washington state. A young couple brought the month-old pups to the Colville Pet Refuge centre, where he was treated for a broken foot and depleted immune system. “Thumper had a broken left back foot. He was in pain trying to walk — so mostly hopping on three, sort of dragging the other one,” Colville Pet Refuge documents stated. After an overwhelming increase in pets at the Colville Pet Refuge, Marley was transferred to the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program: a charitable, non-profit organization located in Nelson that provides medical care and temporary foster homes to animals waiting adoption. Accepting animals from the Colville area is an unusual situation for the program, but when room permits they like to lend a hand. Since the fall of 2007, the local program has helped almost 900 cats and dogs, 550 of which were homeless. Once in Nelson, Marley was adopted by a loving family, but when they found medical costs caused by his constant pain to be too much to handle, he was surrendered back to the assistance program. The shelter decided this lively pup deserved a chance to share his love and live without pain. After a veterinary analysis, it was discovered that a bone chip had caused damage to Marley’s front knee, and surgery was needed to correct the issue. The technology needed for

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Thanks to the help of the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program, Marley has been through a life changing surgery and is now able to live happily with his new family. Bob Hall photo

this intricate procedure is not available locally, so Marley was referred to the University of Washington animal teaching hospital in Pullman. The money for this $2,000 procedure was raised through generous donations and in late February Marley began his journey to recovery. After arriving at the university, tests were done and radiography showed that an arthritic disease known as bilateral elbow dysplasia affected both of Marley’s front knees. Doctors also found damage in his front joints, likely the result of severe shock caused by a large fall or being thrown from a vehicle, which aggravated the dog’s dysplasia to the point of constant pain. A bilateral elbow arthroscopy was performed on both of Marley’s legs and after a successful surgery and 24-hour recovery period, he returned to Nelson. Since then, Madeleine Fulton — a sales associate at the Nelson Star — has adopted Marley. Fulton heard about the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program after doing various ads for them. She says they were not looking to adopt a dog, but Marley had been in shelters

for so long and his special needs made it difficult for other people to adopt him. Fulton changed her new pet’s name to Marley after discovering that the name “Thumper” came from the way he “thumped” his broken leg trying to walk when he was found as a puppy. His new family decided a more fitting name was appropriate, so they decided to name him after Bob Marley. Marley has been doing very well, finally being able to play to his full potential lately. “We took him for a swim at the Cottonwood Lake, and he went for a half hour walk,” says Fulton. However, Marley’s family has not forgotten the great amount of help the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program has been towards their new dog. “We couldn’t have afforded to adopt him if it wasn’t for them,” explains Fulton. “He would have been dead if they hadn’t paid for his surgery” Marley is expected to live a full, pain-free life, with the full use of his limbs. He is running and playing, and is happy with his new family, thanks to the incredible support of the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program.

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

The Eh! Team DJs

Aug. 25th - Nelson Ford Reverse Board-Off SK8 Fundraiser

Aug. 26th - Figure & The Killabits Aug. 27th - Robb G Sep. 1st -

VS. CD Release with Yan Zombie, Gisto & DJ Digs

Sep. 4th

- Pride Glam Dance with Sugar Coated Killers

Sep. 9th -

DJ Terrantino

Retro Hits

Sep. 10th - Val Kilmer & The New Coke Live 80’s Band

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

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Sep. 21st - Michael Rault Sep. 22nd - Michael Rault Sep. 23rd - Karkwa

2010 Polaris Music Award Winners

Sep. 24th - Said the Whale 2011 Juno Winners: Best New Group

Sep. 27th - Hollerado





The West Kootenay Kennel Club will be hosting their 35th annual All Breed Championship Dog Show, Obedience Trials and Rally Obedience Trials on August 19, 20 and 21. For the second time six All Breed Championship shows will be held starting Friday running through to Sunday. There will be two shows per day with each show starting at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Four Obedience trials and four Rally Obedience trials will be held Saturday and Sunday. There will be two trials per day starting at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday evening after Best In Show will be our famous “bring your own meat” barbecue. Many wonderful raffle prizes and silent auction items will be offered throughout the shows and will be given out at the barbecue. The public is invited to come out and watch all the dogs working. There is no charge for spectators. Please leave your pets at home where they will be comfortable from the heat or rain. Only dogs entered in the shows will be allowed on the grounds. Join us at the Castlegar Community Church soccer field.


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What is the shape of sound? Local artists Anita Levesque and Bradley Smith will attempt to express the essence of communication itself through drawing, writing, and sculpture in their installation titled Re-surface, opening at Touchstones Nelson on Friday, August 26. Heartlab is an ongoing creative collaboration between Levesque and Smith, who have previously shown their work at the Oxygen Art Centre in Nelson in 2009, and Stride Gallery in Calgary in 2010. For information visit Touchstones Nelson website at

Chef Cliff Schoeber is pleased to announce:

Weekend Prime Rib

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

MarketFest is back again for August. Featuring 100 vendors, two stages, live music, dancers, and much more! MarketFest is a family friendly event and the EcoSociety encourages the diversity of the Kootenays and encourages the use of our incredible local goods. MarketFest takes place on the 200 and 300 blocks of Baker Street. For more information visit Do your kids love making art? Do they love camping? If your kids are between five and 12 years old, join Kokanee Park art instructors for regular or drop-in art classes at the Visitor’s Centre. Classes run from 1 to 3 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Labour Day. The two hour class fee is $10 including materials. Seven to 12-year-olds may be dropped off, and five to six-year-olds are welcome to attend accompanied by an adult. For more information email


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

Enjoy a day of meditation in the Vietnamese Zen tradition of Plum Village and Thich Nhat Hanh in Nelson on Saturday August 20, 10 RITA MOIR BOOK LAUNCH a.m. to 6 p.m. Suggested donation $5 t0 $20. For more information Communities are bound together by their celebrations. Given that or to RSVP, please call 250-352-0811 or email kootenaymindfulRita Moir’s new book, The Third Crop, celebrates the diverse commu- nities of the Slocan Valley, it makes sense to introduce this volume to the world at a great big party. The launch will also feature music by SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 Mabel Kabatoff, Mike Kooznetsoff, and Joanne Taylor. Festivities get Crescent Valley is hosting their last Sunday market of the year. The under way Sunday, August 21 with hors d’oeuvres and desserts start- market is held at the Frog Peak Cafe. Come down and enjoy some ing at 3:30 p.m. and an author presentation at 4 p.m. The event will be breakfast or lunch, live music, fresh produce, art, clothing, pottery held at Vallican Whole at 3762 Little Slocan River Road. This event is and more. It’s great for the whole family. free and open to the public.


The showcase event from the 72 hour art slam will be held on Friday, August 26 at 7 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. All art submissions from the 72 hour art slam will be displayed or performed. There will also be a silent auction on many of the art pieces, and profits will benefit both the artist and ANKORS. Look forward to seeing and bidding on submissions from Ian Johnston, Debra Loxam-Kohl, Avrell Fox, Keira Zaslove, Dylan Humphreys, Matty Kakes and more. The evening will also consist of a wine and cheese reception with additional entertainment. Tickets are $10 to 20 sliding scale, available at ANKORS or at the door.

CRAFT CONNECTION in the Best Western

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Looking for something fun, educational and wild this summer for your kids? Stone Age Camp for Kids is an amazing experience for children ages seven to 13. The camp runs August 22 to 26 at Nine Mile. Each day begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. On Thursday we will begin at 10 a.m., sleep over that night, and finish the week at 1 p.m. Friday. Learn connected awareness, natural movement, instinctual action, cedar bark basketry, edible and medicinal plants, “primitive” cooking, birch bark cup, coal burned utensils, Paiute deadfall trap, tracking, stalking and camouflage, rabbitsticks and much more. Thursday evening campfire (families welcome), then sleepover, breakfast next morning, and finish the week at 1 p.m. For more information contact Chris Morasky at 250-357-2822 or

Come and check out new paintings by Buck Walker, Celeste Rode, Glenys Takala and Shirley Miller, a collaborative sculpture by Court- TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 ney Anderson and Andrew Raney and an exquisite side table by Pe- You have a job interview, now what? In this workshop explore first impressions, body language and what the questions really mean and ter Bockner Gallery 378 downstairs in the Craft Connection. how to answer them effectively. To register or for more information KOOTENAY BOOK WEEKEND contact or call 250-352-6200, 1-877-952-6200 Once again summer is upon us and it’s time to put your feet up and read a good book. The Kootenay Book Weekend has a great selec- THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 tion for you to read this summer and provides the format to join in The Regional District of Central Kootenay will hold its monthly for some stimulating discussion and fun. The books up for discus- board meeting from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. sion this year are: The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin and two selections by Ruth Google Place Listings have become an essential online marketing tool Ozeki, My Year of Meats and All Over Creation. So get reading and for small business owners. Learn how to correctly claim your free come join us September 23 to 25 at the Best Western on Baker Street Google place listing and implement the exact steps that will help your in Nelson. For more information call Victoria at 250-352-6197, email listing rise above the rest in the search engine results. To register or or visit the website at kootenay- for more information contact 250-352-1933 ext. 100 or info@futures.

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Entertainment listings


The Royal

Unity Music Festival

Below the Hume Hotel

330 Baker Street

Sleep is for Sissies, Winlaw

Saturday, August 20

Saturday, August 20

Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27

Friday, August 26

705 Vernon Street

Saturday, August 20 The Carnival Band Ready to inspire and uplift all who hears them, the Carnival Band and it’s spirited sound plans to light up the Royal! The Carnival Band is a community-based brass band that seeks to use music as a tool to empower its musicians and members of the community alike to work toward peaceful and positive social change. Under the direction of father-son duo Tim Sars and Ross Barrett, the Carnival Band has operated for over 10 years out of the Britannia Community Centre in the Commercial Drive neighbourhood of Vancouver, playing music ranging from samba, calypso, funk, and klezmer to New Orleans style jazz — animated music that injects crowds an instant blast of energy. Nelson’s own Oxygen Orkestar will get things rolling. Don’t miss this party. Tickets are $5 to $10 on sliding scale. Showtime is at 8:30 p.m.

Monday, August 22

Saturday, August 27

FM Attack is the nu wave/disco outfit created by producer Shawn Ward. A multi-talented musician inspired by ‘80s synth-pop, disco, new wave music and a love for analog synths, Ward created his alias FM Attack and released the debut album Dreamatic in 2009 on Tonite Records. The album was received with critical acclaim, leading to remixes for artists including Pnau, Edwin Van Cleef, Super Mal, Sally Shapiro, Tesla Boy and Trans-X. He’s rocked parties and clubs all over the globe and he plans to do the same at the Royal. Ryan Wells will start things off. Tickets are $5 at the door and the show gets going at 9 p.m.

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On this evening we have two world class headliners gracing the stage. Figure, from Indiana, U.S.A. is one of the hottest producers in electro, drumstep, and bassline music right now. For fans of AC Slater, Jack Beats, Calvertron, and Skrillex this is a must see. The Killabits are one of Canada’s fastest rising stars, they’ve been getting major recognition for many of their dubstep remixes including Kid Cudi, Mobb Deep, Zeds Dead, and Deadmau5. This night will provide some great beats and dancefloor action. Remember to come early to catch both headliners. Custom visuals by Onbeyond. Opening set by Bastet. Advance tickets are $10 and are available at Hume Hotel. Doors open at 10 p.m.

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Dark Fire Cloud is in the Slocan Valley recording a new album with Peacemaker Music. While here he met and befriended the Sinixt First Nation and when he heard about the Sinixt and the community’s efforts to protect the Perry Ridge watershed, woodlands, high alpine wetlands and ancient Sinixt cultural sites, he volunteered to perform for the cause. This is a rare opportunity for the community to enjoy a concert with a very unique and inspiring singer songwriter. Cloud’s solo piano opening tribute to professor Longhair is worth the price of admission itself. Because this is a short-notice event all music lovers are encouraged to spread the word to family and friends. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available at the door on a sliding scale of $0 to $25.

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The best Led Zeppelin cover band in Canada is here in Nelson for only one night live at Finley’s. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $10 in advance. This is going to bring you way back and get you on the dance floor all night long. Call to reserve a table with dinner and drinks. This band is highly talented and ready to entertain you and Finley’s staff is here to make sure this is a night to remember. Call now to purchase your tickets and some tickets will be held for the door.

Monday, August 29

London Music Hall of Famer Bill Durst, will be appearing live as part of the The Great Willy Mammoth CD release tour. Durst has long been compared to the world’s best guitar player/singer/entertainers, and has written and recorded over 100 songs on 10 albums including seven charted Canadian radio hits. Bill was acclaimed as one of the top songwriters in Canada, signing with CBS (now Sony) Publishing, and releasing his first two solo albums in 1984 and 1989. Durst has opened for Aerosmith, Rush, Bob Seger, The Yardbirds, Sly and The Family Stone, George Thorogood, Bad Company, Jeff Healey, Edgar Winter Group, The Tubes, David Clayton Thomas, Savoy Brown, Little Feat etc. and has toured across North America and Europe. Ticket information is available through Finley’s Irish Pub.

Kaslo Hotel 430 Front Street, Kaslo

Monday, August 22

Vancouver-based musicians, Folk Thief and My Boy Rascal, will be at the Kaslo Hotel as part of the western Canada tour. Folk Thief is the latest incarnation of Canadian indie singer/songwriter Dave Hadgkiss. He began playing local gigs in Vancouver, sharpening his songwriting and guitar-playing skills, and in June 2010, he was invited to open for Blind God at the Railway Club. Folk Thief was born. Love, Heartache and OblivFolk Thief ion is his first album. The record is receiving critical acclaim in music magazines and blogs and is being picked up on local radio stations across Canada, making the top 30 and top 10 on folk/roots/ blues charts. The show starts at 8 p.m. and ticket information is available through the Kaslo Hotel.


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Come down to Spiritbar for the Reverse Beard Off, skatepark fundraiser. Eight Nelson guys have been growing their beards and now they are going to shave it all off in efforts to raise money for the Nelson Outdoor Skatepark. Lucas Myers, Joel West, Man from Havana, and Jenna Raider will be providing entertainment between and during the shavings. There is a ton of stuff to auction off and give away. All proceeds from the nights event will go to the Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skate Park Society. Gonna be a blast, and a strange one at that! The event gets started at 8 p.m. and wraps up at 11:30 p.m.

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Looking to get out and hear some great local and international music? Winlaw is hosting two days of music and art. The festival will take place outside Sleep is for Sissies and has an international and local line-up including Ganga Giri (Australia), Winay Taki (Peru), Mista Chatman (USA), Gisto and the Reggae Allstars (Canada), Adham Shaikh (Canada), Shades of Loud (Canada), Lokal Motif (Canada), Wolfpack (Canada) and other various local acts. Tickets are now on sale at Gaia Tree Whole Foods in Winlaw, in Nelson at Eddy Music and Packrat Annie’s, in Slocan City at Mountain Valley Station, in New Denver at Cup and Saucer, in Broadway Deli in Nakusp and Evergreen Foods in Crescent Valley. Tickets for Friday $25 in advance or $30 at the gate, for Saturday $35 in advance or $40 at the gate, or for a weekend pass it’s $45 in advance or $60 at the gate.


While his foundation is strictly and only rap, funk, soul, ‘80s, dancehall and reggae, he has the versatility, know-how and skill to rock any genre. Locally selected and internationally selected, he wrecks decks. Hedspin is a founding DJ Hedspin member of the Eh! Team DJs of Canada. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available through the Hume Hotel.

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Corazon Vocal Ensemble Auditions

Looking for youth who love to sing SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

This event takes place every year in memory of Cam Alexander, a friend and avid cyclist. He lost his life while riding his bike 16 years ago. Cam, whose smile was only surpassed by his appetite, was loved and respected by us so much that it only seemed fit to throw a party for bicycles. A festival was called for. The Fat Tire Festival is now an annual event for all.

Pre-register at Gerick’s, Sacred Ride or Online Friday Saturday Sunday August 26 August 27 August 28 Free Group Rides Downhill Free shuttles

courtesy of Dirt Tours leaving Gerick’s Cycle 3:30, 4:30, and 5:30 for Giveout Creek Trails. First come first served. XC Leaving Mountain Station at 5:30. We will explore a variety of trails to suit all ability levels. Welcome to

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Hosted by Jackson’s Hole and Grill-good food, good fun and good friends make for a great start to the Fat Tire Fest.

This one’s for the kids! Join us at Rosemont Bike Park from 10am-2pm for the 12 and under cross-country races, sponsored by the NDCU and Fortis BC. 10:00-Registration, all kids ride for FREE! 10:30-5 and under riders 11:00-6-8 year old riders 11:30-9-12 year old riders Dirt Jump Jam 12-2 watch these guys launch themselves through the air! BBQ hosted by the Nelson Skateboard Society; kids activities and bike decorating by the NDCC 5:00-meet at Gerick’s Cycle for Bike Parade 5:15-parade down Baker-follow the Moving Mosiac Samba Band as we celebrate our love of bikes! Come dressed up and decorated! 5:45-6:40 kids and teens crit rides 6:45-women’s crit 7:10-men’s crit 7:45-clunker crit-Bring your favorite clunker and be a part of the festival. The wilder the bike the better! This FREE, fun race is your chance to be involved! 8:00-post race at The Royal

Morning Mountain plays host to the XC and DH events 8:00-XC sign on 8:45-pre ride instructions 9:00-ride start (ends by 11am) 11:00-DH sign on and practice runs 1:00-DH start; competitors will do one timed run down Oilcan and one timed run down the DH course for a combined time.

Plan to bring the family and spend the day! We have food vendors, kids activities and of course plenty of bike action!

The Corazon Vocal Ensemble will be holding auditions on the afternoon and evening of September 6 in Nelson. “Anyone age 13 to 23 who loves to sing is welcome,” says the group’s director, Allison Girvan. Corazon is a 65-voice youth choir based in Nelson. Over the past 10 years the group has gained a reputation throughout western Canada for its vibrant presence, professional presentation, surprising repertoire, and great voices. Corazon is a powerful incubator of local talent. Many young people have gone on to success in music or theatre bolstered by their vocal training in Corazon. In 2009, Nelson city council named Corazon the city’s cultural ambassador for the year. Allison Girvan has an international reputation as a singer, choir director, and mentor for young people. In the upcoming year, Corazon will be travelling to a choir festival in Edmonton in November. There is also an option for singers to travel to Cuba in April 2012.

Membership requirements include an annual membership fee, attendance at a weekly rehearsal combined with online study, and participation in several concerts throughout the year. Benefits include detailed musical training, participation in a fun and serious community of young performing artists of various ages, the opportunity for mentorship by the director and older singers, and the invitation to expand your musical and personal horizons. If you wish to audition, email Allison Girvan at alligirvan@ for audition instructions and an appointment. For more information about Corazon, phone choir manager, Bill Metcalfe at 250-352-7670.

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Dark Fire Cloud is in the Slocan Valley recording a new album with Peacemaker Music. While here he met and befriended the Sinixt First Nation and when he heard about community’s efforts to protect the Perry Ridge watershed, woodlands, high alpine wetlands and ancient

cultural sites, he volunteered to perform for the cause. The concert goes Monday at the Royal starting at 7:30 p.m. This is a rare opportunity for the community to enjoy a concert with a very unique and inspiring singer songwriter. Cloud’s solo piano opening tribute to professor Longhair is worth the price of admission itself. Fraser Packham Kindergarten

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Rockies, is without a doubt one of the best multi-day mountain bike adventures you could ever aspire to. Over 300kms to travel and 1300m of climbing in just seven days, some people would call that insane; but not local hot shots Travis Hauck and Brian Cooke. With steep single track, rocks, routes and rhythm to contend with, it is unsurprising that there were some spills and broken bike parts to contend with. “Flat tires on days five and six slowed us down quite a bit” says Travis Hauck, an avid biker whether it be downhill, cross-country or road and a well known athlete at the Gericks Skis and Bikes in Nelson, “And Brian (Cooke) was able to complete all seven days while feeling under the weather”. Complete the course is a bit of an understatement considering our local heroes came in third place in the Men’s Overall. Quite the achievement considering that there were 18 Pro Men’s teams and around 400 entrants. Congratulations Hauck and Cooke; Nelson represented.

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Friday, August 19, 2011 Nelson Star

News Wildfire Season

Public asked to stay diligent outdoors MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

A Classic Car Cruise A group of classic cars rolled into the parking lot at the Bogustown Pub in Nelson last Saturday. The owners popped their hoods and rolled down the windows to show off the beauty of the old cars. Many of the cars (and their owners) are part of the Nelson Road Kings. The Road Kings are gearing up for their annual Queen City Cruise on September 9 and 10, which includes a Show and Shine on the Saturday morning on Baker Street. Megan Cole photos

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A 35-year-old woman has been arrested for committing an indecent act in a public place and exposing herself to a person under 16. Police say on Monday afternoon, staff at a “pub-

lic facility” called them to report a suspicious woman who had been in the shower for over an hour. The woman, of no fixed address, was held overnight in jail after being assessed by staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital under the Mental Health Act. She’s due in court today.

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A 45-year-old man faces a mischief charge after being found sleeping on a couch on the third floor of a Nelson commercial building on Front Street. The complaint came Monday evening. Police say office staff called them

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The Southeast Fire Centre is encouraging the public to continue to be aware of potential fire risks despite a slower than normal year. Fire wardens and fire personnel have been out patrolling the area to ensure campfire safety. “We want to save our resources for fighting lightning caused fires and those kinds of fires and really reduce the number of person caused fires,” said Erin Catherall, fire information officer. Catherall said this season has been much slower than past years, “But we have seen warmer and drier conditions over “We want to the past few weeks, so save our that has definitely elresources for evated the fire risks.” fighting lightning Currently the fire caused fires...” danger rating area is high with a patch Erin Catherall of extreme in the Southeast Fire Centre Boundary zone and high to moderate with a patch of low in the Arrow zone, while in the Kootenay Lake, Invermere and Cranbrook zones it’s high to moderate, and low to moderate in the Columbia zone. “Since August 12, the Southeast Fire Centre has had a total of 27 abandoned campfires, with two fires caused by campfires,” said Catherall. Because of the increases in the fire danger ratings the fire centre is reminding the public to be careful when building campfires. “Campfires should be no bigger than a half a metre high and half a metre in diameter. All other fires have been banned,” she said. Campers are reminded that failure to properly extinguish a campfire will result in a $345 fine. In addition, if their campfire escapes and causes a wildfire, they may be held liable for all resulting suppression costs and damages. “Fire wardens and other personnel will continue to patrol the area just to insure that people are abiding by fire regulations,” said Catherall. Due to the slower fire season, 43 fire personal from the area have gone off to Ontario to help with their wildfires. “If activity did increase significantly for the Southeast Fire Centre, crews can be recalled at any time,” said Catherall. There are three active fires in the area. “They are all spot sites which means there 0.0009 hectares or less. There is one in the Boundary area, one in the Columbia zone and one in the Kootenay Lake zone. The Kootenay Lake zone fire is northeast of Redfish Creek. We have a four-person crew attending to it as well as a helicopter. It was a lightning caused fire,” she said.

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Welcoming Japan Fourteen students from Nelson’s sister city of Izushi, Japan arrived Monday for a week-long stay following a 22-hour journey. The 13 and 14-year-olds, seen here Wednesday at Lakeside Park with host families and RCMP Cpl. Dave Barnhart, have a busy itinerary. They’ve toured the city, including the fire hall, Trafalgar school, and Gyro Park, and exchanged gifts with the mayor. They also plan to ride Streetcar 23, go swimming, watch hockey at the BC Seniors Games, take in Market Fest, ride the Kootenay Lake ferry, visit the Pilot Bay lighthouse and Crawford Bay artisans, camp at Mirror Lake, and go canoeing at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park. Greg Nesteroff photo


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Nelson Fire Department

Firefighter responds to crash involving his family Nelson Star Staff

Nelson fire chief Simon Grypma calls it a “firefighter’s worst nightmare.” It happened one day this month: the acting captain on duty received a fran-

tic call from his wife that she and their two children had been in a serious crash with a minivan near the Taghum bridge. Although she said they were okay, the captain could hear his children screaming and crying in the

background. (For the privacy of the family, Grypma isn’t disclosing their names.) Soon after, the fire dispatch received numerous calls reporting a crash involving two vehicles and at least six people.

Grypma plus the acting captain and another firefighter responded. Grypma assumed command, and reported an initial assessment to the other responders and dispatch. Police were also there directing traffic.

“Both vehicles involved in the incident had left the road and one was mounted precariously on the train tracks obstructing rail traffic,” Grypma said in a written statement. Fire dispatch contacted CP Rail to stop

all rail traffic through the area. The captain’s wife and children were found in the second vehicle on the highway shoulder. The captain attended to his wife’s cuts and bruises, while another firefighter helped the four occu-

pants of the minivan. Within minutes, BC Ambulance paramedics arrived and also attended to the seven crash victims. Grypma says based on their initial assessments of the patients and the condition of both vehicles, “it was clear that a major tragedy had been averted.”

“Her quick reaction to the oncoming vehicle averted a head-on crash.”

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Initial reports indicate the minivan crossed the centre line and sideswiped the car driven by the captain’s wife. “Her quick reaction to the oncoming vehicle averted a head-on crash,” Grypma says. She and the two children were taken to Kootenay Lake Hospital to be treated for minor injuries, along with one person from the other vehicle. “A heartfelt thank you is extended to all the emergency responders that attended the scene and provided assistance to patients involved in this incident,” Grypma says. “This is a firefighter’s worst nightmare and during my 35 years with the department I know all too well the gut wrenching number of times that first responders working in small communities respond to their own family emergencies. “As the chief I am very proud to see and report the actions of our firefighters during these incidents.”

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Business New Look at the New Grand Hotel

Change for the times

Danny Rickaby and Rob Little relax in the new lounge at the New Grand Hotel. BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

In the food and beverage industry, change is constant. Adapting to trends, the economy and regulations is necessary if success is to be the bottom line. Next month the New Grand Hotel on Vernon Street will officially unveil a subtle change the ownership group hopes will have a big impact. “The minute you quit investing in your business, chances are that is going to be the start of your decline and demise,” says Danny Rickaby, operating partner at the New Grand. The investment Rickaby and his partners have made in the last couple months stems from adapting Louie’s Steakhouse and Lounge to today’s trend and challenging economy. With economic tough times driving customers’ spending habits, a few months back the team at the New Grand changed the menu of one of Nelson’s prime formal fine dining options. By adding some value items to the menu, the restaurant is now more of an upscale casual experience. “It’s improved the value at Louie’s,” explains New Grand food and beverage manager Rob Little. “We haven’t sacrificed the quality of the product, but we have added more dishes that are more price sensitive. It’s been well received.” Due to the increase in traf-

fic, the former lounge area at the front of the restaurant was adapted to seat those looking to eat. The dilemma was what to do with the popular lounge traffic that enjoyed the ambience and comfort of an area being swallowed up by the increasing popularity of the new menu.

“The minute you quit investing in your business, chances are that is going to be the start of your decline and demise.” Danny Rickaby

New Grand Hotel Partner

The other major factor in today’s bar industry is the provincial government’s tougher stance on drinking and driving. The new .05 regulations have resulted in a drop of between 12 and 15 per cent for alcohol sales at the New Grand. So with demand in the Uptown Sportsbar going down, Rickaby decided to turn a portion of that establishment into the lounge. “The industry has taken a huge wallop the last five years and the government just keeps whacking at it,” says Rickaby. “You better adjust in some form or fashion because if you don’t what happens to you? I know what happens… you

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won’t exist. There are pubs closing down all over the province and we are just reacting so we don’t become one.” The lounge area that now houses the big comfy chairs, fireplace and in-wall waterfall, was not long ago the designated smoking area. Having to adapt to the province’s changes to smoking in restaurants and bars, the New Grand invested cash into turning the area into a ventilated room. When indoor smoking was done away a few years later, that investment proved to have only short term results. The investment this time around has already proven positive for the New Grand. It’s popular with locals and hotel guests. “We have a lot of longstanding employees that have lived in this community for a long time,” says Little. “We care about those people and the only way to keep these people employed is to come up with creative new ways to increase business.” Rickaby says the financial investment was not huge, but during these trying times it was something the owners felt they could manage. “It’s a big impact change,” Rickaby says. Though construction is complete and the new lounge is open for business, the New Grand is planning a grand opening on the September 16 and 17 weekend.


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News New Denver

Brazen bears cause problems Arrow Lakes News Staff

“Three angry bears are ripping up Centennial Park in New Denver,” blared out over the radio. RCMP and conservation officers were called to the village’s downtown campground this month after one cinnamon and two black bears tore into several campers’ coolers. Gayle Swanson who runs the campground said the bears have been a nuisance all summer long, but this final rampage was too close

for comfort. She said they have a lot of kids staying in the campground, and many local kids who play in the nearby Kohan Reflection Garden.


The bears began rummaging around in people’s coolers sometime in May and had been back at it a few times in June, but July the visits became more persistent. “I would sure like them not to be here,” said Swanson, noting that many people don’t understand that bears are unpredictable. Add a few hundred pounds, claws and teeth as well as an insatiable appetite and you’ve got a problem. After trying to reach the conservation officer for

the area a few times, the situation became serious enough in the end that she felt she had to call 911. “When a problem happens,” said Swanson, “it’s sure too late.” It’s not the conservation officer’s fault, admits Swanson, for “he’s got a large district. He’s very busy.” That evening, both RCMP Cst. Shaun Foley and conservation officer Blair Thin attended to the campground.

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News Continued from Page 18 As soon as he knew what direction the bear was headed, Thin set out after it, not even making it into the campsite. He found the cinnamon about a block and a half away and chased it up a tree on the beach next to the hospital. Luckily, even though it was in an urban area, there were no other people around at the time. Bears like this one aren’t really wild bears any more, he said. They are conditioned and habituated to living off the food they find around human settlements. Once they’re accustomed to eating what we leave out — which could be anything from birdseed to pet food,

garbage, or a barbecue grill that hasn’t been cleaned – they don’t bother looking for food in the wild any more.

“The bottom line for bears if food. If there is none, they move on. The trick is to keep them in the bush and not our back yards.” Thin said there are many people who don’t understand what practising good bear safety means. “You can’t just leave coolers out in a built-up area or a remote area,” he said.

“The bottom line for bears is food. If there is none, they move on. The trick is to keep them in the bush and not our back yards.” Trees dripping with ripe fruit is likely what the bears were originally attracted by, or what kept them hanging around. Thin was amazed at how much ripe fruit was available. “Pick them as they ripen,” he said, if you don’t want to have a bear problem, because if the fruit hits the ground and rots, all that sweet fermenting goodness is bear heaven. Thin also echoed that bears are unpredictable, and can act out in ways that seem without rhyme or reason.

“Every bear has its own personality,” he said. “That’s why they’re so dangerous.” After treeing the bear that afternoon, Thin had to destroy it, something he would prefer not to do. He stressed that following precautionary bear safety measures will prevent more situations like this one happening. Gayle Swanson now ensures that all campers at Centennial Park receive a bear aware package and understand that bears are not to be fed purposely or by accident. If you have a wildlife issue or concern, you can call the report a poacher or polluter hotline 24 hours a day at 1-877-952-7277.




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The Nelson Mixed Slo-Pitch league wrapped up its season last month. The season ended in July with a weekend long tournament. The A Division winner was Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hole (top) which defeated Louieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the ďŹ nal. In the B Division, Competition (middle) took ďŹ rst place after beating Van Hellemond. Caitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crew (bottom) took ďŹ rst place in C Division after toppling CanFilters. Main Jet took the ďŹ rst place in the standings for the year and CanFilters took the title of the most sportsmanlike team.

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Kootenay Lake Levels August 17, 2011

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Earworms and warm fuzzies

’ve had this song stuck in my head since I got to work. You know how that goes: it’s called an earworm. Sometimes earworms are good, sometimes they drive you crazy. This one just makes me happy. The song in my head is one I remember by Raffi (on Singable Songs for the Very Young, available in the children’s section) and was probably an earworm for me more than once when my kids were small, but its origins go way back. It’s there in my all-time favourite songbook, Rise up Singing (782.42 RIS in the stacks). So what’s the song?

“All that friendly, partnership-oriented, warm fuzziness is a fit with the Nelson library’s draft strategic plan, albeit not couched on paper in quite those terms.” “The more we get together, together, together, the more we get together the happier we’ll be.” Are you with me? Are you feeling that jolly camaraderie? I’ve been feeling it all week. That’s because of the nice, jollycamaraderish things that have been happening. The fact is, they’ve been happening for some time. Case in point was the warm fuzzy that came when the Kootenay Country Store Co-op enthusiastically agreed to partner with the library to produce our gorgeous literary cookbook-cumfundraiser Seasonings: A Year of Local Flavour in Recipes and Words, putting in energy and expertise and countless hours, and insisting that all proceeds benefit the library. Are you singing yet? “For your friends are my friends…” But the warm fuzziness doesn’t stop there. Last week, we found out that our pet project has been shortlisted for the English-language Culinary Culture category of the 2011 Canadian Culinary Book Awards, sponsored by Cuisine Canada and the University of Guelph. How warm and fuzzy is that? Truly a sum of its parts,

besides being a get-together of two lovely local organizations, it’s a creative gathering of contributors: the ones who love to write, the ones who love to cook, and those writerly foodsmiths who love it all. Friendly? You bet. And it just goes on. “…and my friends are your friends…” There’s more: in a truly morewe-get-together kind of way, the library has just partnered with Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History, and the Kootenay Gallery of Art, History and Science in Castlegar, to offer library members a chance to “borrow” membership privileges — just like you’d borrow a book! Library members can check out a membership card as a three-week pass and get a taste of what our friends at Touchstones and Kootenay Gallery have to offer. More at All that friendly, partnershiporiented, warm fuzziness is a fit with the Nelson library’s draft strategic plan, albeit not couched on paper in quite those terms. Community partnerships play in to where the library would like to go, and in fact comes up as the second in our list of strategic priorities under community connections. When it comes to our strategic plan, we’re asking our friends to take a look at our plan for the next five years and tell us if we’ve got it right, because never has it been truer that “the more we get together, the happier we’ll be.” Storytimes — and singalongs — begin again soon at the library, and you can be sure our friend Raffi will be there with ditties like my current earworm (and now, yours; tell me I’m your new best friend), Wheels on the Bus, and more. Preschool Storytime (for three to five-year-olds) runs Wednesday mornings at 10:15 September 21 through November 16. Tales for Twos (for two to three-year-olds) runs Saturday mornings at 10:15 from September 24 through November 19. Pre-registration (beginning September 1) is required: call 250-352-6333 or drop in to the library. You’ll want to drop in, anyway. Your friends are already there.

The Nelson Star is proud to be your community newspaper, but we need your help. If you have an event, organization or accomplishment that the Nelson area needs to know about... here’s your chance. Simply email us a write up, photo or tidbit of information and we’ll print it. No story is too small, no accomplishment ever unworthy. Write it like as would like to read it and the community will be better off for it. Email us at

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

Present level: 1745.24 ft 7 day forecast: Down 6 to 8 inches. 2011 peak: 1751.71 ft./2010 peak: 1748.68 ft.


Present level: 1744.07 ft. 7 day forecast: Down 6 to 8 inches.

Levels can change unexpectedly due to weather or other conditions. For more information or to sign-up for unusual lake levels notifications by phone or email, visit or call 1-866-436-7847.

Been There DONE THAT

First hand reports from local travellers

travel by ATV ,which was a blast! There was so much to see and do here along with the most beautiful beaches ever. The day ended with a margarita gyro and a cold Athena beer. Ios, another party island for the young with many Aussies living and working there. By scooter we travelled the island to Maganari Beach . We also hiked up to the incredible Paleokastro Castle with a view to take your breath away. The goats on the path and their herder completed the experience.


We recently had an incredible three weeks in Greece starting in Athens. What an awesome city, home to 5 million. Our arrival there brought us to the Plaka area which was hot and busy with people. We were able to avoid the protestors mingling in Sintagma Square and climbed up to the Acropolis. The views of the Parthenon left us in awe with thoughts of the first Olympiad. Also, from the tops of Mars Hill and Lykovitos Hill we had spectacular views that seemed to go on forever over this huge city. Athens is busy but beautiful, with shops, eateries and bazaars . Next stop, the Island of Tinos. We visited the whole island with its many beaches, monasteries and churches by scooter. In the heat of the day, we made a pit stop for a cold Mythos beer in a seaside taverna to cool off and have a quick dip in the warm waters of the Aegean Sea.

Our favourite island was our final stop, Santorini and its maze of narrow streets ,built from a volcano that erupted many years ago. The caldera was unlike anything we had ever seen. Buildings are built hanging on the edge of a cliff and built one on top of the other . We visited the Island Volcano and hot springs with muddy water from the volcanic rock and later had the best lamb gyro ever! From castles to monasteries and its’ many churches, each island had something different in nature but they all shared pristine sandy beaches , the deep blue of the Aegean and warm crystal clear waters. The Greeks are famous for their cuisine; gyros, salads and kebabs, not to mention their love of fish and seafood. The people were extremely hospitable, courteous and friendly. They enjoyed sharing their home- made wines and food, along with sharing stories of their homeland. Hopefully, we shall return one day to visit some of the many other islands Greece has to offer.

On to Mykonos. We walked about town to get our bearings as it is quite the maze and very easy to get lost with its many narrow streets and shops. The waterfront was breathtaking. Mykonos is a great party place for the young at heart! Off to Naxos , the largest and greenest island we visited, with large valleys, vegetation & mountains. The Temple of Apollo Monument makes an extraordinary back drop to the town. We chose to

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Fall Registration Starts Now! Call 250-352-2071for early registration, information and forms In person registration at Dance Studio at the Old Civic Centre Sept 8, 2011 5-7 pm Some classes may be full by this time so register early!!! The Pyramid of Light & The Invisible World An evening presentation with Rinaldo Lampis from Italy about â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Pyramid of Lightâ&#x20AC;? and Bernadeth, Spiritual Medium from the Philippines. How the subtle world functions, and what are the reasons for the present thickening of the planets energies. Everything you wanted to know about the invisible world but were afraid to ask. Nelson Prestige Lakeside August 24th at 7:30pm by donation and Gray Creek Hall, September 31st by donation. Bernadeth, Spiritual Medium will be doing private sessions with helpers from the Invisible World in Nelson Aug. 25th, 26th,& 27th, and in Gray Creek Sept. 1st & 2nd. Contact Blanche Tanner for more info 250-227-6877 TUPPERWARE BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! Saturday August 27, Sandman Inn 1944 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Great in-stock savings. Susan Wilson, Independent Tupperware Consultant (250) 2267751, or visit

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Information Nelson Community Services provides professional conďŹ dential counselling to women who have experienced any kind of abuse at any time in their lives. Support group for women who have experienced relationship abuse will start in Sept.Please call 250-352-3504 WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SUPPORT GROUP Nelson Community Services is offering a support group for women who have experienced mental, emotional, physical (or other) abuse in relationships. Group will focus on gaining self-esteem,assertiveness, building support systems, selfcare, and making healthy choices. Starts Wed. Sept 7th, 9:30 to 11:30am. If interested call 250-352-3504

Lost & Found FOUND: Gold UBC school ring in Rosemont (Houston St. West off McQuarrie) in June. Please call 250-352-1890 (Nelson Star ofďŹ ce) to claim. FOUND: Ladies ring outside the Nelson & District Community Complex Wed. Aug.17th afternoon. Call 352-9359 to id. HAVE you seen me? iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a very petite, very shy Siamese kitty. i live on upper Regent st. but lost my way a week ago. i know my person and Siamese sister must be terribly worried. Please email them if you see me.

It was not free stuff! Please return the bag of birthday gifts (a DSI & 2 games, scrapbook, etc) from the 800 block of Carbonate St. Thanks, 352-2564 LOST: Car keys on long, red â&#x20AC;&#x153;Canadianâ&#x20AC;? lanyard Sun Aug. 7th hiking Pulpit Rock area. Pls call 250-354-1279




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

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EXPERIENCED drivers long haul, regional, dedicated chip runs, spareboard, part-time. Extended beneďŹ ts, Satellite dispatch, Paid Orientation, steady stable work, late model equipment, direct deposit payroll. If you have 2 yrs veriďŹ able experience, and a desire for a stable career pls call Gail @250-357-2612 Ext 225 or fax resume to 250-357-2009. Check us out

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Does â&#x20AC;&#x153;Client Relations Directorâ&#x20AC;? describe your outgoing personality, outstanding communication skills (verbal and written), genuine interest in developing a great professional relationship with clients? Do you love household pets irrespective of their breed, sex or hair color? Do you totally understand why people talk to their pets as if they are small children and allow them to sleep on their beds? Are you professional , caring, and diplomatic in your work approach? Do these questions prompt you to exclaim, â&#x20AC;&#x153;this describes me perfectly !â&#x20AC;?; then our busy companion animal hospital is looking for you! Please email your resume with cover letter to, or fax to 250-352-7407 attn. OfďŹ ce Manager.

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

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April 15,1945-January 5, 2011 The family of Paul McMillan invite friends and neighbours to the family home on Fisherman Road, Nelson in the afternoon of August 24th for a celebration in memory of Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. (Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation)

Paul & Shirley Verigin With Love, Your Family

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PaciďŹ c Insight Electronics (PI) is a world-class designer, manufacturer and supplier of electronic solutions for the automotive, specialty and commercial vehicle sectors. To support our ambitious growth targets and further increase shareholder value, PI is recruiting for the following positions at our Nelson, BC operation: Compliance Leader â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 available position Reference #1110 The Compliance Leader position is responsible for ensuring system compliance and supports the Chief Operating OfďŹ cer in the effort to maintain compliance for the Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s documented quality management systems (TS 16949 and ISO 9001) and environmental management systems (ISO 14001). In addition, this position is responsible for maintaining the Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s document databases, technical documentation releases, ďŹ ling of current and archived documentation, and storage of quality records. Materials Buyer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 available position Reference #1111 The Materials Buyer position is responsible for developing and maintaining sources of supply for the procurement of production goods, equipment and services in the most efďŹ cient and timely manner while at all times maintaining an understanding of the impact of actions and products on our environment. Production Support Technician â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 available position Reference #1112 The Production Support Technician position is responsible for providing support and assistance for PIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production assembly processes while also working to improve current production processes to maximize production efďŹ ciency. Detailed job postings along with the required skills and abilities are listed on PIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website. Please visit our website for details on how to apply: www.paciďŹ Resumes can be emailed directly to: joinus@paciďŹ

PaciďŹ c Insight Electronics (PI) is a world-class designer, manufacturer and supplier of electronic solutions for the automotive, specialty and commercial vehicle sectors. To support our ambitious growth targets and further increase shareholder value, PI is recruiting for the following positions at our Nelson, BC operation: Surface Mount Technology (SMT) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 available positions Reference #1113 This position is responsible for operating PIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Surface Mount Technology (SMT) equipment for automated assembly of printed circuit boards. The successful candidate must be available to work a continental shift pattern consisting of 12 hour shift rotations alternating monthly between day and night shifts.


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Production Associates â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 available positions Reference #1114 This position is responsible for the quality assembly of electronic products that PaciďŹ c Insight sells to its customers. The Production Associate position must be available and ďŹ&#x201A;exible to move and complete varying processes of changing duties on an hourly, daily or weekly basis as processes are dictated based on customer demand and order status. The successful candidate must be available to work shift patterns consisting of day shift, afternoon shift or continental 12 hour shift rotations. For more information on PaciďŹ c Insight please visit our website: www.paciďŹ Resumes can be emailed directly to: joinus@paciďŹ Please quote the job reference ID # you are applying for.

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Accounting Technician Berg Naqvi Lehmann, a busy accounting ďŹ rm, requires an experienced ďŹ le preparer to begin October 1. Knowledge of Caseware and Taxprep software would be an asset. We offer a competitive salary and beneďŹ t plan, and a pleasant working environment. Please email your resume to, or fax (250)352-7166 by September 1, 2011 All Seasons Cafe is looking for an experienced cook, 3-4 shifts/week. contact Byron between 2pm-4pm 352-0101

Cornerstone Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre seeking licensed ECE for parttime position. Call Dorothy at 250-352-9910 or email resume to

GLACIER Gymnastics Club seeks Administrative Assistant: More details at Submit resume by email, to, attention Club Manager. Deadline September 5th.

HAY: Alfalfa/Timothy 1st cut. Sm. 60lb. square bales. $4.50/bale p/u. Creston. David 250-428-5609. Cell 780-5541282

Moving to England - everything must go! Couches; love seats; chairs; dining room; bedrooms; desks; lamps; bookshelves; coffee tables; garden equip; lawn mower; camping stuff; bike; tons of books/CDs; misc. items. Jude/ Claire 250-825-4075

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Alberta - based oilďŹ eld services company is currently hiring equipment operators. Class 1 or 3 license preferred, but we will train the right candidate with a Class 5. Please call 250-718-3330 for more information or send your resume to:


required. Specialized in Honda or Yamaha outboards. $25 to $30 per hour plus beneďŹ ts. Apply in person to Colleen Cox or e-mail resume in Port Hardy to:

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CertiďŹ ed Automotive Service Technician And/or Lube Technician Needed Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Award winning Ford Dealership is looking for a CertiďŹ ed Automotive Service Technician and/or Lube Technician to join our expanding Service Department at AM Ford and AM Ford Plus s!BLETOWORKWITHOTHERS s!TTRACTIVEPAY s"ENElTSPACKAGE Please send resume via e-mail to or drop off resume at AM Ford, Hwy Drive,Trail




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Dynamic Rail Services has an immediate opening for a Track Maintenance Foreman working out of our Vernon, BC ofďŹ ce. The successful applicant will have a minimum of 5 years experience working on all aspects of track work and have experience as a Track Foreman. Please submit resumes including education, training and references to FULL-TIME CERTIFIED Heavy Duty Mechanic required by Bailey Western Star & Freightliner. Experience in service & repair of trucks, trailers & equipment. Fax resume to 250-286-0753 or email:

Kokanee Park Marina Store is looking for a full time employee, weekends and afternoon shifts. Drop resume off at Store or call 250-825-9235 Nelson ReďŹ&#x201A;ections is seeking an experienced synchronized head swim coach for the 2011/12 season email resume to: before August 29th. WANT A CAREER IN THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY? Medical OfďŹ ce & Admin. Staff are needed now! No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available! 1-888-778-0459 We are still hiring Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilďŹ eld construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilďŹ eld roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.

Trades, Technical LOUISIANA-PACIFIC Canada Ltd. requires a stationary 2nd Class Power Engineer for the co-gen plant at our EWP Operation in Golden BC. Email resume to: or fax to 250-344-8859.


Financial Services BANK SAY NO? WE SAY YES Consolidate or get your personal loan started with us. Up to $200K with low interest rate starting at 1.9%. Bad credit OK. Call: 1-855-222-1228 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

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

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

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$100 & Under Twin bed w/ mattress, boxspring, & steel frame. Perfect condition. $100. 250-352-2759

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

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Are you looking for a great paying sales job? Look no further!!! Nelson Ford is growing and we are looking for a dynamic individual like YOU!

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Musician moving overseas lotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for sale! Keyboards; sound modules, stands (2 music, 2 keyboard, workstation); upright bass; drums; djembe; speakers; guitars; Atari computer; misc. items (song books, Selkirk College music & ear training theory texts). Jude 250-825-4075 Nexus walker, nearly new. 14 ft alum. boat, 7.5 HP Johnson outboard motor. 250-352-7958

Real Estate Acreage for Sale 11.6 ACRES - Crawford Bay5 acres are level and mostly cleared, cabin, power, beautiful wide views, southern exposure, small year round creek, borders crown land, water licenses, septic site approved, 400m from Kokanee Springs Golf resort. No HST. $299,000. 250-227-9515 82.8 ACRES, 300â&#x20AC;&#x2122; lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. view/lonebutte/ann/

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

Houses For Sale Beautifully renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, 3 bdrm, with ofďŹ ce 2 bath, 5 blocks up from downtown. New roof, off street parking, ďŹ&#x201A;at corner lot, river views, fantastic yard and much more. $379K. 352-9364


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

Revenue Property GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Four-Plex With a Bonus 2 Bedroom House. Long Term Tenant. 120 x 50 Corner Lot. Close to All Amenities. Live in the House and Have the Four-Plex Pay the Mortgage! $35,000 annual income. $527,900.00. For more information call 250-229-4119

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1BEDROOM, River View, Parking, Laundry. Close to Downtown. On a Quiet Street. $600 Incl/Utilities. Avail Sept 1st. 250-687-1386

Nelson: near downtown. 1 bdrm apt for rent. NS/NP. Sept 1. 250-229-5234 Nelson, North Shore. 1bdrm, bright, spacious, ideal for student, reasonable rent. 250-551-2257

Cottages / Cabins Small 2 bedroom cabin on large acreage, very private, 1km south of Slocan City. Wood heat, creek water $850 /month + Util. 250-355-0035

Duplex / 4 Plex Lower Fairview, Nelson. Newer 3 bdrm, upper duplex, near schools, Safeway, ensuite, ďŹ replace, deck, NS/NP, $1350/mo + util. Avail Sept 15th, references. Application form: call 250-352-6966 or email NELSON: Uphill Sunny 2 bdrm wood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, gas f/p, yard. NS/NP $1000/mo + Util Avail. Sep 1st 250-505-2103


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

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

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Balfour: 3 bdrm, 2 bath, for long term rent, $950+util. NS/NP, bus stop meters away. Available now. 250-229-4669 520-260-0768 HOUSE for Rent; Close to town, 1km over orange bridge on waterfront. 2 bdrm main; 2 bdrm up; new kitchen. Avail Oct 1st. Long term lease avail. Ref reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $1500/mo + util. 250-352-3315 or NELSON- 2 bdrm executive waterfront home, 6 mile Nelson, partially furnished. NS/NP. Refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $1700+ utils. (250)825-4471 or 250354-9434. Upper Fairview, 3 bed, 1 bath, shared laundry, NS/Pet negot. $1400/mo gas & hydro incl.Avail Sept 1.250-352-0104

OfďŹ ce/Retail 250 Victoria St. Mountain Waters Wellness building. Quiet, well-lit suite, avail Sept. 1. 200 sq. ft. Rent is $375/mo. incl. utilities. Call Richard 509-0553 Crawford Bay, former video & nu2u stores. $300/mo+elec. 250-225-3382/ 250-505-2555 DESIRABLE OFFICE space for rent: 406 sq ft w/ skylights, avail immed, 700 sq ft store front w/ washrooms and storage area, avail immed, 406 sq ft, lower level w/ window, avail Sept. 1. Front Street Emporium. 601 Front St., Nelson. For more info call Gord at 250304-4554 or preferably email:

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‘85 Cadillac. 4 door, 76,000kms. Excellent condition. Must be seen. $3500 obo. 250-505-2189

It’s the place to be! Nelson Trading Co.

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

Shared Accommodation Room for rent, share “nice” trailer, furnished w/ modern appliances. Incl TV/reading room. W/D, storage, yard. $550 inclusive. Message Leslie: 250-505-9250

Buy, Rent, Sell! Suites, Lower BACHELOR SUITE avail. now. semi-furnished, own ent., quiet street lower Rosemont. NS/NP, $650 hydro incld’d. Call (250)354-3994. BLEWETT: Beautiful, large 1 bdrm above ground suite in new home. Panoramic views, private outdoor patio/garden, shared laundry, new kitchen. $1000 + util. Pets considered Avail. Sept 1st 604-724-4795

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Cars - Sports & Imports ‘08 Subaru Impreza, $15,900; great condition; automatic; silver w/ black interior; 5-door hatchback, seats 5, all-wheel drive;AC/CD/radio; 109,000km (mostly highway); regularly & fully maintained. Moving overseas. Call Jude/Claire 250-825-4075 OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: www.bcmotor 250-545-2206

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

Scrap Car Removal

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

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


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


Legal Notices In accordance with the warehouse liens act the stored personal belongings of Wendy Herbert, address unknown, will be auctioned at Nelson Mini Storage, 1393 Knox Rd., Nelson on August 27 2011. 10am, 250-354-8289

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

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

World’s Finest FISHING BOATS

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

Paper routes available, call the Nelson Star at 250-352-1890

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] - the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On July 23, 2011, at Baker Street, Nelson BC, Peace Officer(s) of the Nelson Police Department seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $1,205 CAD, on or about 21:30 Hours The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by the commission of an offence under Section 4(1) (possession of substances) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website accessible online at The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria BC V8W 9J1.

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Local MLA Appears at Summer Reading Club

Mungall takes on dragon MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

The Nelson Public Library’s summer reading club had a special visit from Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall for its wrap up party on Wednesday. Mungall read her “all time favourite book” The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munch to a group of excited kids.

The kids were taken in by the way Mungall added the voices of the dragon and Prince Robert to the story. Chief librarian June Stockdale presented her with The Library Book and commented on her great storytelling. The kids were able to share their favourite part of the story once Mungall finished reading, and she told the kids her favourite part is the end — in which she realized she can do better than Prince Robert.

Megan Cole photo







Collectibles, 60” X 36” chrome table w/6 chairs, home decor, household, garden items & more, books, dvd’s, cd’s, vhs tapes. Sat. Aug. 20th 8am-12pm


Belle-Vue Mobile Home Park Park & Tennants Garage Sale HUGE! Lots of items, linens, sewing machine, tools, dishes... we’ll see you there! Everything Must Go

Sat. Aug. 20th 8am-4pm



Multi-Home Garage Sale Dryer, boat, rototiller attachment for lawn tractor, baby stuff, tools, & lots more! Sat. Aug. 20th 9am start Sun. Aug. 21st, 9am start

Friday, August 19, 2011 Nelson Star


Obituaries& Churches of Nelson Memoriams Simple Faith

Michelina Di Giacomo Memorial Service A mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, at 813 Ward Street, on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 1:30, with Father Jim RatcliďŹ&#x20AC;e as celebrant. Michelina was long time resident of Nelson. She passed away in Hamilton, Ontario, on January 30, 2011. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Sabato. She is survived by her 4 children, Angelo, Silvana, Carmie, and Bernedetta, her 9 grandchildren and her brother, Angelo Gaeta. Michelinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ashes will be interned at the Nelson, Cemetery after the mass. g Arrangements are under the direction of omps om p on F ps Fun uner un erall S Ser er vi vice ice L td. td d. Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

By Rev. Scott Simpson First Baptist Church My two beautiful girls returned with innocence is a powerful reminder Paul Tillich, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope for the day when home a few weeks ago, from Vacation of what I know but sometimes fail everyone can speak of God again without Bible School in South Surrey, singing to express - I do love Jesus. I often embarrassmentâ&#x20AC;?. worship songs and sporting t-shirts that encourage people to leave room for doubt say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Love Jesusâ&#x20AC;?. As an added bonus, within faith. What I sometimes forget is a large red heart appears on the shirts in that we are also free to trust. place of the word â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;loveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The VBS they And so, along with the theologian attended, courtesy of their grandparents, sounded Anglican Church of Canada more like a missionaryin-training program than St. Saviour's ProCathedral First Ward & Silica, Nelson a kids club. Now they are Baptist Family Service & Eucharist Church ready to convert the world, Sunday 10:30 AM one t-shirt at a time. 611 Fifth Street 250-352-3212 St. Matthew's I must admit that I cringe Village Road, South Slocan Worship Service: 10:00 am Sunday 9:30 AM a little as I walk around Pastor: Rev. Scott Simpson (No service third Sunday) OfďŹ ce: 8am - 1pm Tue - Fri Nelson with them in their 250.352.5711 Day camp Aug 15-19 for grades 1-5 cost: $50 evangelistic apparel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There St. Michael & All Angels Busk Road Balfour goes that new Baptist Sunday 11 AM Pastor using his poor daughters as propaganda materialâ&#x20AC;?, is what I imagine people thinking as they Nelson Community Church look at the matching shirts and then frown at me. Sunday Worship Service Back home, the girls at 11:00 am prepared to put on a Spiritual Cinema on DVD: Everyone is Welcome show for me and my â&#x20AC;&#x153;Touchâ&#x20AC;? wife to unveil their new Your Pastors: faith songs, complete with Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows 905 Gordon Rd choreography, with a help (New to Nelson) of a CD they received (IHA Bldg., back door) 250 551 4986 601 Vernon Street (Middle Level) at camp. We felt that a change from Miley Cyrus A Friendly Bible was worth encouraging, so we moved the table in the Centre Church CATHEDRAL OF MARY IMMACULATE 813 Ward Street 352-7131 living room, cranked up the volume and prepared You are invited to join us Sunday Mornings at 10:00am. Sunday Mass Times: ourselves for a seven song â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prayerâ&#x20AC;? t4BUVSEBZQN performance. And three Guest Speaker: Susan Taylor t4VOEBZBN songs in, to my surprise BOEBN 623 Gordon Rd. Nelson BC V1L 5X6 and slight dismay, my eyes Phone 250-352-9322 â&#x20AC;˘ Pastor Rev. Ken H. Keber started to leak. My wife Parish office open weekday mornings. Refreshments are served after the service and I stood arm in arm and (AfďŹ liated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada) smiled through our tears as we witnessed the sincere faith of our children. Minister: David Boyd Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure what moved Sunday Worship Gathering: 10:00 am me most. I was very glad Nelson United to have them home â&#x20AC;&#x201C; their Church Service of Baptism Loving Jesus, Loving People, time away seemed long Transforming Lives and perhaps my stored All are welcome emotions from their â&#x20AC;˘ Nelson Nursery Room Available 702 Stanley St. â&#x20AC;˘ 352.9613 absence caught up with Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Quiet Play Space Summer schedule: one service me. But I also think that on Sundays at 9:30 am 602 Silica Street, Nelson BC V1LL 4N1 their simple faith expressed Pastor Arden Gustafson Ph: 250.352.2822 â&#x20AC;˘ through open hands and Pastor Chris Wiens open hearts reminded me and my wife of the times â&#x20AC;˘ Balfour 7741 Upper Balfour Rd. â&#x20AC;˘ 229.2301 in our own lives when we Sundays at 9:30 am were keenly alive to God Pastor Jason Ashley without reservation or embarrassment. â&#x20AC;˘ Playmor Junction I still cringe a little 2840 Eden Rd. â&#x20AC;˘ 359.5065 as we wash the shirts in Sundays at 10:00 am anticipation of a new day. Pastor Jesse Lerch But I am also thankful for them. The boldness of the statement worn

First Baptist Church

The Salvation Army

Unity Centre of the Kootenays Sunday 11:00 am


Nelson United Church

GRAC GR ACE AC E EL ELSI LSI SIE E PO POOL OOL OLE (M OLE ((MCC CCUA CCUA CC UAIG UA IG)) IG Grace Poole was born September 22, 1911 on Houston St., Nelson, BC. She was married to Walter Poole (Predeceased November 6, 1984) and she resided in Trail until their retirement. Grace was an active member of the Trail Little Theatre as she loved singing and theatre. She played a small part in the movies Roxanne and Silver Cedars. Grace was past President of Trail Fraternal Order of Eagles. In Nelson she loved to bowl, winning numerous awards and was very involved in Broader Horizons and Nelson Eagles. Grace spent the last 11 years at Jubilee Manor where she spent much of her time singing and enjoying outings, always sharing a smile and a wink. She passed suddenly away on August 3, 2011. Grace was predeceased by her son Richard and her granddaughter Lori. She will be missed and remembered by her daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and their families. No service by request of the family. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations to Jubilee Manor Resident Comfort Fund would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. On line condolences may be expressed at




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A&W Cruisin’ for a Cause

250.352.7861 2124 Ymir Road

Eat a burger, help the MS Society

We Love Your Pets & They love Us!




Special to the Nelson Star

You don’t need a better excuse to enjoy a Teen Burger on Thursday, August 25 than Cruisin’ for a Cause. “Last year the West Kootenay chapter received over $3,000 in funding from this event, and what we receive is directly tied to the amount raised by area restaurants, so bring a friend and come on out and order a Teen Burger,” says Lonnie Facchina, client services coordinator for the local chapter. The third annual A&W event has a goal of raising $1 million for the MS Society of Canada. They are accepting donations throughout August, topped off with Cruisin’ for a Cause. For every teen burger sold Thursday, A&W will donate $1 to the MS Society. Not only are you helping out a great cause while enjoying a burger, but you may have a chance to get an up close look at some classic cars while their owners are chuggin’ the famous root beer. Car clubs in the area are great supporters of the event and will be out in force again this year. All four locations in the West Kootenay (which includes Grand Forks and Castlegar) are taking part and have special things planned during the day. Both Nelson locations are taking part and you can stop by the Railway Street location between 5 and 8 p.m. and relax in your ride while you receive old fashioned carhop service. All the money raised goes to help people living with multiple sclerosis and for research into a cure for this lifelong debilitating disease. Since 2001 the West Kootenay Chapter of the MS Society of Canada has been providing services and programs to those affected by MS throughout the region.





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

Second Chance Animal Shelter

Valhalla Path Realty


280 Baker St., Nelson, BC

(250)354-4089 IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN

Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814


Truly outstanding heritage home located on a private, exclusive cul-de-sac. One of the most impressive and expansive city and lake views in Nelson. High end original features are immaculate and include oak floors with inlaid walnut, wood trim, cove mouldings and 2 fireplaces. New media/family room. The spacious main floor has 2 bedrooms plus a den and the upstairs has a large third bedroom. Level access to the 88’x155’ lot with established tiered gardens.

Robert Goertz 250.354.8500





Close to a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, this is a home of quality located and sitting on a very private and flat 2 acre property. Recently renovated, this home utilizes all of its space through the use of built-ins and its well designed floor plan.

Call Robert



Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584


Here is a rare and unique opportunity to own 3 well built custom homes on five and a half secluded acres just minutes to Nelson. The houses are thoughtfully laid out on the property maintaining the private setting for each home. Whether it’s the retreat-like setting or income potential that draws you to this property, you will not be disappointed.


Call Norm or Lev

Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443




Nestled on 4 separately titled lots all generous in size scattered with heritage fruit trees, gardens and loads of sun, this 3 bed 1 bath home has a great flow, generous room sizes and a real Kootenay feel. A wrap around deck encompasses the house taking in the stunning views of the lake and offering endless enjoyment on those long summer nights. All within thirty minutes to Nelson.


James Loeppky 250.509.0804


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

Athena is an outgoing and sweet girl and is one of four kittens from the same litter. They are gradually becoming accustomed to being around people and cuddling. They have their first sets of vaccinations. Come to the shelter and meet these beautiful kittens. Elly is a long haired beauty and she loves attention. She was brought to the shelter with her three beautiful kittens which she had been raising under the floor boards of a shed. She is a sweetheart and is ready to go to her forever home. Hades is a male ginger coloured cat and is one of four kittens from the same litter. They are gradually becoming accustomed to being around people and cuddling. They have their first sets of vaccinations. Come to the shelter and meet these beautiful kittens. Hobbs is a beautiful girl who loves her people. She is a bit shy at first, but gives lots of warning if she’s being pushed too fast. Right now she doesn’t do too well with other dogs if they are in her space. She is a joyful sweet girl. She just needs a stable forever home who will love her and give her the attention she needs. Are you that home? This two year old female cat is the mother of Athena, Pontus, Zeus and Hades who are also at the shelter. Kelly is sweet and curious, coming over to you and saying hello



520 C Falls Street Nelson, BC Above Savoy Bowling Lanes


Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP)

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


Yara Chard 250.354.3382


This solid 3 bedroom Rosemont family home has been meticulously maintained. It has a large open living and dining area, a double fenced lot, established fruit and veggie gardens, a double carport and full basement with ample storage. Enjoy the sauna after a hard day of work or play.

Call Yara or visit

Harley & Davidson Harley and Davidson are just two of the many adorable kittens available for adoption right now, through Kootenay Animal Assistance Program (KAAP). Please visit our web site, or our Facebook page for updates. Call for a visit today! 250-551-1053.

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