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Three going for Nelson mayor, eight on the city council ballot and several regional district races hold promise for heated campaigns GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Nelson residents will have three candidates for mayor and eight for councillor to choose from in next month’s municipal election.

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Richard Rowberry and George Mercredi joined the race Friday to challenge incumbent John Dooley. Rowberry, a local actor/di-

rector, is running in the spirit of the city’s founding mayor, John Houston. Mercredi, 67, ran for mayor in 2002 and finished fourth in a field of six. The heavy-duty mechanic and former professional boxer currently works in Fort McMurray, Alta., but considers Nelson home. Nine years ago, he ran on a platform of reducing taxes and helping youth. Five incumbent councilors are running for re-election: Bob Adams, Robin Cherbo, Deb Kozak, Donna Macdonald, and Marg Stacey. There will also be three other names on the ballot: Candace Batycki, Charles Jeanes, and Paula Kiss. Batycki, well known in the local environmental circles, will try to fill some of the void Story continues to ‘Seven’ on Page 4

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Ongoing job action in the Kootenay Lake School District is allowing teachers to spend more time with students but resulting in higher substitute costs, trustees heard last week.

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The two inferences were drawn by the teachers’ union president and superintendent, respectively. Tom Newell, president of the Nelson District Teachers Association, related a remark he heard from a parent recently in a social setting. “He said he noticed the teachers, without the bureaucratic stuff going on, seemed to settle in with their kids and teach them. I thought it was a really good comment that came out of the blue from an astute parent very involved in their student’s school life.” During phase one job action, teachers are refusing to perform certain administrative functions as part of a work-to-rule campaign. They aren’t writing report cards and won’t participate

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in parent meetings. However, Newell says while that puts pressure on principals and vice-principals, his members remain committed to their students. “It’s our motto for this year: bring the joy back to teaching. It’s all that other peripheral stuff that teachers struggle with. The teaching they love tremendously.” Superintendent Jeff Jones, however, says he’s concerned that a month and a half into the school year, a disturbing trend is emerging: higher absenteeism among teachers and administrators. As a result, the district has used up more than 11 per cent of its budget for substitutes, compared to a little over nine per cent at the same time last year. “My belief is this is beginning to reflect the impact of the strike action on the district,” he says. “I think we’re going to see that gap widening through the year.” Jones says he’s noticed administrators developing colds and flus and showing signs of stress and fatigue earlier than usual. “That’s because they are doing their best to hold things together in an environment that isn’t optimum. I think in the long-term that’s where we’re going to see the impact of this strike.” Jones says some parents might agree with Newell that things are actually better for their children at the

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moment, “but in the longterm we’re going to lose organizational consistency, and the momentum we have built in terms of a cohesive, coherent, aligned district.” Jones adds parents may not appreciate the impact of the strike, because it hasn’t affected their daily routines. “It will have a significant long-term impact, I believe, if it goes on long enough,” he says. l Forty-seven classes in the district have more than three special needs students each. Although principals and the superintendent have signed off on them, in 13 cases it was over the objections of the teachers involved. Newell and Jones both say

these are typical numbers. However, Jones adds in 11 cases teachers declined to provide opinions during a consultation process, and in 22 others, waived their right to meet with principals. “I’m thinking those numbers are aligned with the strike action,” he says. Newell says such class composition matters are central in their labour dispute. “It goes back to how the Ministry won’t fund this class of student well enough,” he says. “Restored language on class size and composition numbers in our collective agreement would correct this problem and force the Ministry to fund these classes.”

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Continued from Page 1 left by councillor Kim Charlesworth’s decision not to run again. Charlesworth was widely regarded as the greenest voice on council. Jeanes has run before unsuccessfully for both mayor and council. Kiss also has a strong background in environmental issues. She has a degree in engineering and spent several years working in Africa. NEW DENVER: NEW MAYOR ACCLAIMED Ann Bunka has been acclaimed as mayor of New Denver, succeeding Gary Wright who decided not to run again after more than

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NELSON Mayor Dooley, John (x) Mercredi, George Rowberry, Richard Councillor (6 to be elected) Adams, Bob (x) Batycki, Candace Cherbo, Robin (x) Jeanes, Charles Kiss, Paula Kozak, Deb (x) Macdonald, Donna (x) Stacey, Margaret (x) KASLO Mayor Lay, Greg (x) Mackle, Patrick May, Teresa Councillor (4 to be elected) Beddow, Lynda Braley, Jill

Bryce, Mel Cormie, Donna (x) Hewat, Suzan (x) Holland, Jim Lang, Rob Leathwood, Molly (x)

NEW DENVER Mayor (Elected by acclamation) Bunka, Ann (Incumbent councillor) Councillor (4 to be elected) Butler, Dennis Dumins, Anita Fox, Heather Hartley, Jason Hodsall, David Palmer, Wanda Raynolds, Nadine Von Krogh, Henning SALMO Mayor (Elected by acclamation) Henderson, Ann (x)

both running. Incumbent mayor John Everett is not seeking re-election. The rest of council has been acclaimed: incumbents Ross Johnson and Leah Main, plus newcomers Jason Clarke and Christopher Saunders.

council of Salmo have been elected by acclamation. Ann Henderson is back for a third term as mayor, while council will consist of incumbents Merle Hanson and Janine Haughton plus newcomers Jennifer Peel and Bob Vliet.

SLOCAN: PERRIERE VS. GATES, ROUND II The race for mayor in Slocan will pit incumbent Madeleine Perriere against John Gates for the second straight election. Perriere won in 2008 by a vote of 104-56. All four incumbent councillors are running again: Hillary Elliott, Jessica Lunn, Patricia McGreal, and Jean Patterson. Joining them are challengers Nick Verigin and Glenda Zwer.

REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL KOOTENAY: 7 RACES, 4 ACCLAIMED There will be races in over half of the RDCK’s electoral areas. In the Slocan Valley, incumbent Walter Popoff faces a challenge from Will Parker.

KASLO: LAY FACES TWO CHALLENGERS Incumbent Kaslo mayor Greg Lay faces two challengers for his job: Patrick Mackle, who served as mayor from 1993-96 and has run several times unsuccessfully since, and business owner Teresa May. Incumbent councillors Donna Cormie, Suzan Hewat, and Molly Leathwood are running again. There are five other candidates as well: Lynda Beddow, Jill Braley, Mel Bryce, former mayor Jim Holland, and Rob Lang.

Hans Cunningham will face two challengers in Area G.

In Area D, which covers rural Kaslo and the Lardeau Valley, incumbent Andy Shadrack will face Ron Greenlaw, the son of former director Larry Greenlaw.

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Councillors (Elected by acclamation) Hanson, Merle (x) Haughton, Janine (x) Peel, Jennifer Vliet, Bob SILVERTON Mayor Bell, Carol (Incumbent councillor) Provan, Kathy Councillors (Elected by acclamation) Clarke, Jason Johnson, Ross (x) Main, Leah (x) Saunders, Christopher SLOCAN Mayor Gates, John Perriere, Madeleine (x) Councillor (4 to be elected) Elliott, Hillary (x) Lunn, Jessica (x) McGreal, Patricia (x) Patterson, Jean (x) Verigin, Nick

Zwer, Glenda REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL KOOTENAY Area A (Wynndel/East Shore) (Elected by acclamation) Jackman, Garry (x)

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Area D (Rural KasloLardeau-Duncan) Shadrack, Andy (x) Greenlaw, Ron

Kaslo and Lardeau Valley (Elected by acclamation) Lang, Dawn (x)

Area E (Rural Nelson) Faust, Ramona (x) Smienk, Josh

Slocan Valley/Bonnington (Elected by acclamation) Lindsay, Barb (x)

Area F (Rural Nelson) Keegan, Mike Mickel, Ron (x) Montgomery, Bruce

Salmo, Taghum, & Blewett (1 to be elected) Field, Art (x) Herzig, Isabelle Huser, Sheri Misurak, Kevin

Area G (Ymir-Rural Salmo) Bennett, Mark Cunningham, Hans (x) Kraus, Werner Area H (Slocan Valley)

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An hour after the deadline for civic election candidates to declare their intention to run in the upcoming election, those seeking office participated in the first allcandidates forum Friday. The forum was organized as part of last week’s Homelessness Action Week. Of the eight candidates who have declared for council and three mayoral candidates, six potential councillors attended along with current Mayor John Dooley. Incumbents Deb Kozak, Donna Macdonald, Bob Adams and Robin Cherbo attended along with newcomers Candace Batycki and Paula Kiss. Mayoral hopefuls George Mercredi and Richard Rowberry did not participate. Unlike the standard allcandidates forum, where interested members of the community ask questions of the panel of candidates, each candidate was assigned to a table where they listened to discussion around four top-

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ics related to homelessness. Those topics were: Making a difference for the homeless in Nelson, poverty and its impact on youth in Nelson, employment and living wage, and food security in Nelson. After each table had an hour to discuss the topics, the candidates presented what they learned in the discussions. Some of the topics presented by the candidates

Field faces challenge Continued from Page 4 In Area E, which includes Balfour, Procter, and Blewett, incumbent Ramona Faust faces former director Josh Smienk. In Area F, which includes Taghum, Bonnington, and the North Shore, Bruce Montgomery and Mike Keegan are both challenging incumbent Ron Mickel. In Area G, which covers Ymir and rural Salmo, Mark Bennett and Werner Kraus are running against longtime director Hans Cunningham. Four incumbent directors have been elected by acclamation, including Garry Jackman in Area A (East Shore-Wynndel).

KOOTENAY LAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT: 7 RACES, 2 ACCLAIMED Of the nine positions on the Kootenay Lake board of education, three will be filled by acclamation. No one is running against incumbents Barb Lindsay in the Slocan Valley, Dawn Lang in Kaslo and area, or Lenora Trenaman on the East Shore. However, there are races in other areas. Incumbent Nelson trustees Bill Maslechko and Bob Wright are running for re-election, challenged by Curtis Bendig. Four people are in the race to represent Salmo, Taghum, and Blewett: incumbent Art Field, plus Isabelle Herzig, Sheri Huser, and Kevin Misurak. Voting day in all communities is November 19.

included: training and jobs for youth, the need for more funds for government housing, and safe camping for homeless in Nelson Adams said his table discussed the need for more government funds for housing, more youth housing and the need for training and jobs for youth, a youth liaison, keeping the city campground open year round, more covered spaces for people to get out of the

rain, and allowing chickens in the city. Councillor Deb Kozak surprised the group by saying her group discussed potential cases of police brutality in the city. Kozak emphasized that if people are experiencing excessive force from Nelson police officers, they should go to the police board or Mayor Dooley, who sits on the board, and present a formal complaint.

Missing woman turns up in Nelson Nelson Star Staff

A woman reported missing from her home in White Rock turned up safe and sound in Nelson last week. Police say Janet Falkner, a resident of Nelson and area on and off for the past seven years, contacted them after she heard in the media that she was considered missing. White Rock RCMP said Falkner was last seen leaving her home there about a month ago.

Deer rescued

A conservation officer freed a deer wrapped in about two metres of orange snow fencing hanging from its antlers last week. It had been spotted in various places around town in the previous 10 days or so. Police and conservation found the animal in the 200 block of High Street. The conservation officer tran-

quilized the deer, and once it nodded off, removed the fencing. The officer remained on the scene until the deer, which appeared to be in good health, woke up. “In addition to the entanglement hampering the deer in its normal activities such as feeding, the bright orange fencing would certainly not been much help to the deer, during this, the middle of hunting season,” Sgt. Paul Burkart says.

Occupy Nelson rally peaceful

Police say they had no problems with the Occupy Nelson rally on Saturday. Burkart says they were “pleased with the attitude of the demonstrators, organizers and those in vehicles on the streets that may have been inconvenienced by the demonstrators.” Burkart says organizers did a “nice job” of keeping everyone safe.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Nelson Star

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Editor: Bob Hall Publisher: Chuck Bennett

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nd so it begins. Every three years we are asked to choose new municipal leaders and that time has arrived. Elections of any sort are an opportunity for newspapers to shine and votes of the municipal nature are the most important of all. Over the next month we plan to increase our glow in the community. The Star news team has formulated a plan to provide the best coverage of the election possible. We will introduce the candidates seeking your support for Nelson city council, regional district and school board. We will highlight some of the key issues and provide commentary on what we feel is important. Beyond the basics, election campaigns need an opportunity to evolve on their own. Over the next few weeks it will be the candidates who will help shape the direction of the race. These are the people who we will entrust with making decisions on our behalf for the next three years, so it’s important to hear what path they plan to head down. The Star will be with them along the way and let you know what they are saying. Though we have charted an ambitious course and are enthusiastic about what the coming weeks have in store, we can only do so much. More than anything, elections are about the voters. All of these individuals seeking votes are looking for your approval. This is your opportunity to make a difference so it’s vital you pay attention. With that in mind we want to hear from you. Our letters to the editor page is waiting for you to chime in on what is most important to this region over the next three years. Elections are a prime opportunity to be heard and you shouldn’t miss your chance. Good luck to all candidates who have so bravely let their names stand. It’s not easy to lead and the world of politics is often cruel. Win or lose, everyone who has thrown their hat into the ring has made our community stronger and more vibrant. We want to hear from you. E-MAIL LETTERS TO: newsroom@nelsonstar.com The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the BC Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to bcpresscouncil.org

Council Column – Kim Charlesworth

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Reflections and expectations

he election is coming! So this is my last column as a city councillor. Have I lived up to your expectations? Have I lived up to my own expectations? Have I actually made a difference? One of the things I talked about in my election campaign was wanting to improve communications between city hall and the public. I think we’ve come a long way in that regard. We’re explaining what we’re doing a lot better, mostly due to our awesome (part-time) communications officer, and linking it to the priorities established at the beginning of each year. More important than the frequency and quality of our communications is that we now regularly stop and ask the question on most issues and actions: what is the most appropriate way to move forward? Do we need public input (hence council’s most recent pause before approving

any work on the ball field at Lions Park)? Can we provide more information on our website? How can we respond to feedback? I know I’ve worked hard over the three years in the portfolios I was in — particularly on the Path to 2040 Sustainability Plan, and the Community Energy and Emissions Plan (the Low Carbon Path to 2040), but my hat goes off to councillor Deb Kozak for her important work at the regional level, and to councillor Donna Macdonald for her ability to make things happen. The major planning processes that we have undertaken over the last three years will give staff and future councils the direction they need to make difficult decisions on allocating scarce resources. One disappointment I have was that parks planning didn’t make it onto the priorities list for 2011, but the staff capacity just wasn’t there. Certainly if it had we

would be in a much better position to quickly evaluate proposals like the upgrades to the Lions Park ball field, the requested improvements to Cottonwood Falls Park, etc. Hopefully we’ll see a master plan for our parks in 2012. Did I contribute to the council table discussions in a meaningful way? I think so. Although I have been labeled “green” (I guess joining the provincial Green Party may have had something to do with that), I believe I’ve been open minded enough to consider all four pillars in all of my decision making. It’s important to have diverse viewpoints represented at the table, in order to look at issues from all angles. But it’s also really important to have fresh, new perspectives. So consider how you can contribute to increasing the quality of decision making at the table in the upcoming election. I know two of the three

new candidates — Paula Kiss and Candace Batycki, and can attest that they would be excellent additions to the table. Both are able to grasp the big picture and yet understand how to get from here to there. They both have critical thinking skills and are able to listen attentively to other’s points of view. And they are both hard workers who care deeply about their community. Have I lived up to my own expectations? It was fun, I’ve learned a lot, and it was only frustrating occasionally. I met so many new people through community engagements, and have been overwhelmed by the level of volunteerism and commitment from Nelson’s residents. What an amazing community I have had the honor to serve. Thank you for all the support I have received over the last three years. Now get out and vote for a new crew on November 19.


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The Good News Bearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; spin For the last decade, good news about health care locally has been scarce. Recently, Dr. Brian Goldman, celebrated Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kootenay Lake Hospital as having â&#x20AC;&#x153;top notch maternal care for such a small community.â&#x20AC;? Goldmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s evaluation went across Canada on CBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s White Coat, Black Art. Goldmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visit to Nelson followed an announcement this summer about a longawaited enhanced eye care program. Also, patients soon will have CT scanner access plus a modernized emergency room at KLH. Locals will no longer travel to retinal specialists in Cranbrook or Kelowna, or spend countless hours driving to Trail to lie briefly in a CT scanner â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at least during daytime hours. Liberal Health Minister Mike de Jong pronounced: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Improving access to treatment is excellent news for residents in the Kootenay Boundary. Our government is committed to providing access to the greatest range of health services possible in the Kootenays.â&#x20AC;? Meanwhile Norman Embree, Interior Health Authority board chair, commented: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pleased we are bring-

ing specialists to Kootenay Boundary.â&#x20AC;? IHAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of diagnostic imaging, Thalia Vesterback, was more specific: â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is about trying to bring care closer to home. We are trying to reduce trips people have to take to Trail by offering them services closer to where they live.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Access is commended as a priority. So why wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the same standard of access be applied equally to patients requiring surgery?â&#x20AC;? Positive. Reassuring. Conveniently, each Good News Bearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focus ignores one elephant: residential and emergency surgery. Recognized universally as best practice in medicine, surgeons both lead and assist medical teams â&#x20AC;&#x201D; being a vital component in emergency care for a community of Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s size. We have a double standard of care. On the one hand, when applied to diagnostics, maternal or eye care, access

is considered important. On the other hand, the essential service of general and emergency surgery, the immediacy for these services is omitted. Truly, these bears are whistling past the graveyard. Access is commended as a priority. So why wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the same standard of access be applied equally to patients requiring general surgery? Moreover, conveniently disregarded in the spin, is the surgeonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important role in emergencies during the â&#x20AC;&#x153;golden hour.â&#x20AC;? What about the consequences of not having an emergency backup surgeon in maternity cases? Ignored too, are hundreds of trips people make in seeing general surgeons for consultations and surgery in Trail. Dr. Goldman says in his review of maternal care in Nelson: The watchword is cooperation. KLH needs to broaden its â&#x20AC;&#x153;watchword of cooperation.â&#x20AC;? We need to tell Premier Christy Clark, Minister de Jong, and Mr. Embree: general and emergency surgery is necessary in Nelson â&#x20AC;&#x201D; identify, establish this essential elephant the Good News Bears forgot. Glyn Humphries Nelson

How to mess up a transit system

Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s try a cynical look at the existing transit system financial situation. Here is how I see it coming down. We have a financial problem so letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spend more money. We will buy/lease bigger, more expensive buses. To help pay for these buses we will burden our faithful riders with a rate increase in fares. This rate increase is not covering losses so letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cut out Sunday service, further inconveniencing faithful

riders â&#x20AC;&#x201D; no Sunday beach/ park, no church, no coffee with friends, all bus riders are locked down for the day. Not enough yet? Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s move or reduce the number of stops, especially the stops that are convenient for handicapped and senior riders. If we take away the mall stop it will make shopping very difficult for many and will gain nothing financially but letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s do it anyway. We have angered most riders, now we will take away

the student express buses and alienate future adult transient customers. Enough changes and cuts have been made that now we probably can cut one of great drivers from his/her job. Great going guys. How about a second look? We have now successfully undone 60 years of planning and strategy that produced a great city transit system that all riders were happy with. Clayton McPherson Nelson

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Getting tired of seeing Nelson lose out

Nelson is becoming a city of â&#x20AC;&#x153;no longer.â&#x20AC;? We no longer have a daily newspaper. We no longer have an attractive entrance to the city on either side, unless you consider our â&#x20AC;&#x153;pinkâ&#x20AC;? bridge, which is probably the only pink one in

existence anywhere, as attractive. Now we no longer have a functioning theatre. I realize that council is once again looking into the situation but can we expect the return of the theatre anytime soon, preferably before

the end of 2011? As for the pink bridge I only hope whomever is responsible will do the right thing and restore â&#x20AC;&#x153;BOBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;? pride with better quality orange paint. Sheila M. McCormack Nelson

Has a recent city council decision made your blood boil? Is the state of our local health care making you furious? Have the shenanigans in Victoria made you shake your head? Let it out and let us know. Write a letter to the editor. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perfect stress relief. Let the community know how you feel. Email us at editor@nelsonstar.com.

The members of the Nelson Professional Fire Fightersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Association kick off fundraising for Light Up the Hospitals! with a $250 donation! Pictured with Bryna are IAFF Local 1343 President Rick Maida and Fire Fighter Marc Thibault.

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Drug bust cash may be forfeited GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Over $33,000 in cash seized by the Nelson Police Department in two separate drug busts could be forfeited to the Crown. The province’s civil forfeiture office has taken out ads stating the money will

become government property unless a notice of dispute is filed within 60 days. The first incident, involving $5,420, occurred in October 2009, when an officer stopped a truck on Front Street driven by a young man from Cranbrook. Deputy chief Henry Paivarinta says

the officer smelled marijuana inside the vehicle, and noticed a “substantial” amount of cash in the back seat. The vehicle was seized and a warrant to search it obtained, which found four freezer bags of marijuana weighing over 20 lbs. The second incident in June 2010 saw

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 6:00pm, OCTOBER 26, 2011 RDCK Boardroom 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC NOTICE is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held at the date and location as noted above to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to make representations regarding proposed Electoral Area ‘F’ Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2214, and the Regional District of Central Kootenay Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2225. The intent of OCP Bylaw 2214 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2225 is to provide guidance on the future development of lands within Electoral Area ‘F’ of the Regional District of Central Kootenay as identified in Part 26 of the Local Government Act. The communities to be included in the plan and zoning amendment include all of Electoral Area ‘F’ which extends from Crescent Beach in the north to Bonnington in the south and includes the communities of Crescent Beach, Nine Mile, Six Mile, Willow Point, Nasookin, Johnstone Road, Sproule Creek, Taghum, Beasley, and Bonnington, and the areas in between. The proposed Bylaws will replace the existing Electoral Electoral Area ‘F’ rural Land Use Bylaw No. 951, 1992. The Public Hearing concerning Bylaw No’s. 2214 and 2225 is to be held by Director Ron Mickel, Electoral Area F as a delegate of the Board. A copy of the Board resolution making the delegation is available for public inspection along with copies of Bylaw No’s. 2022 and 2057 as set out in this notice. Written submissions for or against the proposed Bylaws can be read, or verbal submissions made, at the Public Hearing. If you are unable to attend the Hearing, written submissions must be delivered to the Regional District of Central Kootenay, prior to 4:00 pm on the day before the Hearing. Submissions may be delivered by: mail – Regional District of Central Kootenay, Box 590, Nelson, BC V1L 5R4; fax – 250-3529300; email – plandept@rdck.bc.ca; or by hand to the Nelson address below. Please direct enquiries to Monty Horton at 250-352-8159 or toll-free 1-800-268-7325. The aforementioned proposed bylaws may be inspected up until and including the time of public hearing, on the web: www.rdck.bc.ca/f-review and at the locations and times as follows: Planning Department Office, Regional District of Central Kootenay, 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, B.C., between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays DATED at Nelson, B.C. this 5th day of October, 2011. Dawn Attorp Manager, Corporate Administration

COSMETIC USE OF PESTICIDES

officers check a suspicious vehicle parked late one night in the 400 block of Barker Street. Police talked to two men in the car from North Bay, Ont. They smelled marijuana and searched the vehicle, which produced six cell phones, score sheets, drug paraphernalia, and $28,125 hidden in the fuse panel box. Paivarinta says while they sometimes seize cash during an investigation, it’s not always possible to link it to a crime, particularly in smaller amounts. However, the civil forfeiture process doesn’t require criminal convictions, nor proof beyond a reasonable doubt — cases are instead decided on a balance of probabilities. “If you can’t get people involved in drug activity with convictions in criminal court, this is a great remedy,” Paivarinta says. “It certainly acts as a more significant deterrent. Nothing hits them harder than hitting them in the pocket book.” Money isn’t the only thing seized through civil forfeiture: homes and cars are confiscated and

auctioned off. Proceeds are put toward crime prevention and victim services. The program was introduced in 2005 and netted over $5 million last year — although property worth tens of millions more is still being processed. Paivarinta says a house in Nelson where a grow-op was found in 2010 was seized and sold, netting over $106,000 for the Crown, representing 70 per cent of the net sale proceeds. He adds while the concept is relatively new in BC, it’s been used in the US for decades, where a percentage of the proceeds are sometimes returned to the agency that seized it. By contrast, the Nelson Police Department will not directly see any of the forfeited money. “We get no return,” Paivarinta says. “It’s unfortunate because the agency that does the investigation has a tremendous amount of resources and man hours tied up. It’s all in the line of duty but the province reaps the benefits. It would be nice to see some of [the money] repatriated to the agency that did the legwork.”

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON COSMETIC PESTICIDES Chair: Bill Bennett, MLA (Kootenay East) Deputy Chair: Rob Fleming, MLA (Victoria–Swan Lake)

W E W A N T T O H E A R F R O M YO U ! The all-party Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides was appointed by the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia to examine options for eliminating the unnecessary use of pesticides in British Columbia. The

Special Committee is inviting submissions from British Columbians. You can participate by sMAKINGAWRITTENSUBMISSION sPARTICIPATINGINOURE CONSULTATIONPROCESS OR sBYSENDINGTHE#OMMITTEEAVIDEOORAUDIOFILE

The consultation process concludes Friday, December 16, 2011. For more information, please visit our website at: www.leg.bc.ca Or contact: Office of the Clerk of Committees, Room 224, Parliament Buildings, Victoria BC Tel: 250.356.2933 or Toll-free: 1.877.428.8337, Fax: 250.356.8172 e-mail: pesticidescommittee@leg.bc.ca Kate Ryan-Lloyd, Deputy Clerk and Clerk of Committees

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BRIEFS SNELSON SENTENCING SET FOR NOVEMBER 14

Neil Snelson will be back in a Kelowna courtroom November 14 to be sentenced for killing Nelson’s Jennifer Cusworth. A jury found the 44-year-old Snelson guilty of manslaughter this month. Cusworth, a 19-year-old college student who graduated from L.V. Rogers, was found dead in a ditch on October 17, 1993 after a house party she and Snelson both attended. Snelson was charged with her first degree murder in 2009. He’s been in custody ever since and that time will count as four years when sentencing occurs. Manslaughter sentences can range from little more than probation to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.

PROVINCE INVESTIGATING MEADOW CREEK CEDAR

Three local politicians met with the Ministry of Forests at the recent Union of BC Municipalities convention to talk about Meadow Creek Cedar, but it remains to be seen what might come from it. Regional director Andy Shadrack, in whose area the troubled operation lies, along with Kaslo village councillor Molly Leathwood and Regional District of Central Kootenay chair John Kettle, discussed their concerns about the company’s silviculture and reforestation practices with the ministry’s regional executive director, Tony Wideski. Ministry spokeswoman Cheekwan Ho said it was the first the ministry had heard of those specific concerns, but they will investigate. “There are some other investigations underway, but since they are in progress, the ministry can’t currently comment,” Ho said. The Forest Practices Board is also reviewing a report on the company’s practices based on an investigation launched in the spring. The company has faced a litany of troubles, including complaints of workers not getting paid, illegal use of immigrant labour, and workplace safety violations.

CAROLE JAMES COMING TO NELSON SATURDAY

Former BC NDP leader Carole James will be in Nelson this weekend for a panel discussion on childcare. The event at SelfDesign High runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and will also include family expert Dr. Barry Trute and local community service professional Judy Pollard. The title of the discussion is “Making childcare work for your family.” Prior to entering provincial politics, James was the BC government’s director of child care policy. The forum will be James’ first public speaking engagement outside her riding since stepping down as leader last year. MLA Michelle Mungall will moderate the session, which is presented by the NelsonCreston NDP association. It will follow the association’s annual general meeting, which starts at 3 p.m.


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The Great Pumpkin Fundraiser Nelson’s Investors Group and Nelson Safeway are teaming for a fitting fundraiser. On Friday between 1 and 6 p.m. they will be set up outside the local grocery store asking folks to donate to breast cancer research. A donation will get you a Halloween fixture to carve. Safeway has donated the pumpkins and Investors will supply the volunteers for the day. Also set to appear during the afternoon is the Nelson Fire Department, 103.5 The Bridge and Grounded who will be providing free hot chocolate and coffee. On Tuesday those involved in the fundraiser gathered; (L-R) Kerry Dyck (Investors Group), Greg Frederick (Safeway), Chaewol Lim (Safeway), Norm Thom (Safeway), Dan Poirier (Investors Group) and Grenville Skea (Investors Group). Bob Hall photo

Ask the Professionals Q A

Maureen Uhrich

Christine Pearson

Dr. Jeff Lloyd

Derek Diener

Insurance Broker

Sales Associate

Chiropractor Owner

Mortgage Broker

What can YOU do to make sure you have proper insurance?

Insurance can seem daunting. As a broker it is our responsibility to explain coverage definitions and advise what types of insurance options are available to our insured’s. It is equally important for the insured to be involved in this process. After all, it is your protection. What is the insured’s responsibility in this transaction? Here are a few tips to keep in mind the next time you talk to your broker: Fully disclose information: this may be the most important point. A broker can not have too much information when placing your coverage. There is sometimes a fear of “if I tell them, my insurance will go up or they will not be able to insure me”. On the contrary, we have many options and it is rare that we are not able to place coverage. More importantly, if we do not have the proper information it may result in you paying a premium for a policy that may not cover a loss if something were to happen. Read and review policies and wordings: go over the documents you receive from your broker or insurance company. Make sure the information is correct and that you understand the policy wordings. Ask questions if anything is not clear. Update your broker: advise your broker when your situation changes. Newly purchased items, sold items, additional people, renovations and any changes in the use of the home, vehicle or recreation items need to be divulged to your broker to allow them to adjust your policy accordingly to ensure your are protected. Report claims to your broker immediately: this enables the insurance company to advise and respond in the best manor to protect you. When in doubt....ask your broker!

Q A

What factors contribute to Healthy Housing TM

The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation have put out an outline of 5 essential factors to consider when defining their Healthy Housing tm mandate. The first thing to consider is occupant health. Healthy Housing tm promotes high standards for indoor air quality, water & lighting. The second component is Energy Efficiency. The goal is to reduce energy consumption and become more efficient, reducing heat loss in winter & gain in summer, relying on efficient heating & ventilation systems. The third point in the CMHC model is to make use of construction materials, managing waste while opting for durable materials. The fourth point is to have environmental responsibility, making use of alternative water and wastewater systems, while promoting efficient landscape planning. Well, and the fifth of course is affordability. This plays a key role for the Healthy Housing tm model to succeed and make it feasible. To explore this option further go to www.cmhc.ca. Some financial incentives are still offered and are outlined on their website. There are businesses in Nelson that have a wealth of knowledge in this realm. I’ve recently come into contact with a couple of them: www.buildingtree.ca , and www.ellenwoodhomes.ca Whether you’re thinking of retrofitting, renovating or a new build; consider these resources. If you’d like to pose a question for the next column, please e-mail me: Christine@christinepearson.ca

Q A

I have been told that I have forward head posture. I don’t feel any pain so why should I be concerned?

Forward head posture is the by-product of weak postural muscles caused by an inability of the nervous system to control and coordinate the postural muscles of the neck. Forward head posture results as the weakened muscles allow gravity to pull the head forward and to the ground. The head weighs approximately 10-15 pounds. For every inch that the head translates forward of where it should be there is doubling of sheer force across the joints of the mid-part of the neck. When you look at an x-ray of someone with forward head posture, most of the time there will be degenerative changes (wear and tear) of the joints at the mid-part of the neck, where these forces tend to accumulate. Another concern with forward head posture is that the joints have lost their normal motion. This causes incorrect nerve input going to the brain from these injured joints. With “faulty” information the brain can’t control the neck muscles to hold the head in proper position. In other words, garbage in, garbage out. This causes a vicious cycle resulting in further damage. Some people don’t have a lot of pain because their range of motion is so limited that they are not moving the damaged joints, but function is usually severely decreased. This type of neck problem is also very vulnerable to injury because there is limited ability of the neck to react to sudden or increased stresses. Chiropractic treatment is aimed at restoring proper range of motion to the neck joints, allowing accurate information to be sent to the brain, which results in improved control and coordination of the neck muscles. Once this critical communication has been re-established, the muscles will respond much better to strengthening, and better posture can be achieved.

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What is Title Insurance?

In today’s complex real estate environment, homebuyers can face a range of unforeseen problems that can affect their rights of ownership and the future marketability of their property. One of the ways some homeowners choose to protect their financial investment is with title insurance. Title is the legal term for the right of ownership of property, and title insurance is a contract designed to protect against loss or damage resulting from defects of title. These defects could include: • Fraud • Zoning infractions • Undisclosed or missing heirs • Irregularities not disclosed by the property survey • Errors or omissions in deeds • Liens by contractors or unpaid taxes

Such problems may only become known when you refinance or sell your property. For more information on title insurance or alternatives, as well as the ranges of other potential closing costs give me a call for my expert advice on the entire mortgage process. Turn to me for independent mortgage advice. Whether you are purchasing a new home, refinancing or renewing your mortgage I can shop the market to find the mortgage option that suites you and simplify the mortgage process. I work for YOU and my services are FREE!

Call today for an appointment.

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Also featuring acupuncture and massage. Dr. Jeff Lloyd, D.C. Located at 621 Vernon Street, Nelson Ph: (250) 352-0075

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CHIROPRACTIC • LASER & DECOMPRESSION THERAPY • CUSTOM ORTHOTICS

If you are interested in participating in our next edition of Ask the Professionals contact Madi or Karen at 250-352-1890


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Want your event advertised here? Please e-mail event details to: newsroom@nelsonstar.com. Submissions must be sent by Friday prior to the week you want it printed. Your listing may be edited for length.

Oct. 19th - The Beatnuts Free with a Redman ticket stub

Oct. 20th - New World Disorder Greatest Hits with local DJ’s

Oct. 21st - Aphrodite Bassbizniz Costume Party Oct. 22nd - Longwalkshortdock with RIM Visuals & Philthkids

Oct. 29th - Funkhunters Nov. 4th -

Elliott Brood with One Hundred Dollars

Nov. 5th -

Val Kilmer & The New Coke with DJ Terrantino We can’t believe this is Staci Proctor’s 40th B-Day

Nov. 11th - Subvert & Fat Pat with PK Sound Nov. 12th - Five Alarm Funk with Lint Nov. 18th - Neighbour Home Breakin’ Records Nov. 19th - JFB Nov. 23rd - Krafty Kuts Album Release Tour Nov. 24th - Mr.Perfect Reggae Night Nov. 25th - Shout Out Out Out Out Nov. 26th - Kingdom Nov. 27th - K-OS with full band Dec. 2nd - First Trax Tour w/ Smalltown DJ’s: Bryx & B-Ron

Every Thursday features various dj’s. No Cover!

Pizza now available 11am till Late! Food Delivery:

Sunday to Thursday am - pm Friday and Saturday am - midnight

Liquor Delivery:

aam - pm  days per week

Events

PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19

Prepare to witness a film tour of unparalleled horror. Lock your children inside, short leash your pup and board up your windows. This fall, the Sweetgrass gypsy caravan will tear a warpath across the US and Canada, bringing their soul skiing smut to theatres big and small. Presenting at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson at 7 p.m. Solitaire will take audiences to the dark, unexplored recesses of South American CASINO ROYALE winter. Solitaire fuses wester-inspired tales of backcountry gambles Bond, James Bond is coming out to support the wonderful work that into landscapes never before visited on film. For more on Sweetgrass Kootenay Kids Society has been doing in our communities for over productions visit sweetgrass-productions.com. For ticket informa25 years. Are you as smooth as James Bond or as lucky as Le Chiffre? tion contact the Capitol Theatre. Well, come and find out at Live at the Casino Royale. There will be music, food, a cash bar, and a little luck at the black jack, roulette and THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 ship and anchor tables. There will be prizes for the night’s lucky win- Nelson Hospice Grief Support Series: Resources for Mourning the ners, and jackpot winners through the evening. Most importantly, it’s Death of a Loved One is open to anyone who is experiencing grief a chance to come out and support the wonderful work that Kootenay due to the death of someone they love. Hosted by trained Nelson Kids Society does in our communities while having fun and dressing hospice volunteers, topics will include: the needs of a mourner; why up. Come as Bond, or an evil villain, or come as you are, but be sure grieving is different for everyone; common myths about the grieving to come down and try out your luck. Invitations to this event are $20 process; resources and tools for finding hope; and healing our hearts. and can be obtained at Otter Books at 398 Baker Street or by call- There will be time for group discussion and sharing at your own ing Kootenay Kids Society at 250-352-6678 or by dropping by any of comfort level, as well as a gentle healing exploration into areas such the Kootenay Kids locations: Family Place (312 Silica Street), Care to as: art therapy, journaling, walking and meditation. Pre-registration Learn (1007 Cottonwood), or CCRR Toy Lending Library (518 Lake is required. There will be six sessions from 10 a.m. to noon until NoStreet). The Casino Royale will be held at the Nelson Rod and Gun vember 24. The series will be held in the multipurpose room on the Club on Friday, October 21 from 7 to 12 p.m. Call Isabelle for more second floor of the public health building at 333 Victoria Street. The details at 250-352-6678 ext 226 or email isabelleh@kootenaykids.ca series is free but donations will gratefully be accepted. To pre-register email nelsonhospice@netidea.com.

DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER EDUCATION

Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia? Are you a family member or a friend helping the person with dementia at home, in a long term care facility, attending an adult day program or living at a distance? The Alzheimer’s Society and Selkirk College can help you. Education and understanding of the disease are vital to assist caregivers during the stressful journey dealing with the disease. The Alzheimer’s Society is presenting Dementia/Alzheimer’s Caregiver Education, a two session workshop for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias such as vascular dementia, pic’s disease or Lewy-Body disease. Topics will include the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, communication and behaviour strategies, effects of stress and loss, personal planning for the future and taking care of yourself to avoid caregiver burnout. Sessions will be held in partnership with Selkirk College at the Castlegar Campus, 7 to 9 p.m., on Thursdays, October 20, 27 and November 10 and 17. The pre-registration fee is $40 plus HST. As the number of participants is limited please pre-register at Selkirk College, 250-365-1208. For further details call the Alzheimer’s Society 250-352-6788, toll free at 1-877-452-6788 or email lhoskin@ alzheimerbc.org

AFRICAN FEAST

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

Jubilee Manor is holding its annual tea and bazaar from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Max and Irma’s restaurant will now have live music Fridays and Saturdays between 6 and 9 p.m. featuring Rylan Kewen and Nikko Forsberg.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

The L.V. Rogers and community feature film Project: Turquoise Snowflake will be filming the climax scene of the movie. The scene to be shot requires the community at large to show up at the school to support the students’ sit-in for climate change and the future of the planet. We need extras. All ages are welcome and necessary. Bring the family. We ask you to arrive promptly at 11:45 a.m. Please join us in the gym at L.V. Rogers high school and support the dedicated students who have worked long and hard to make this film and who will bring an awareness to the climate change crisis. Nelson CARES Society’s supported employment program is hosting Harvest Fest in celebration of community and inclusion. Join in on the fun at Cottonwood Falls Market from 10 a.m. to 1p.m., to celebrate Community Living Month. The market will be filled with music, games, and free harvest giveaways! Everyone is welcome to participate and all activities are accessible and barrier-free. For more information on Harvest Fest or to find out more about supported employment please contact Alison Roy at 250-352-6011, ext 15.

Grans to Grans will be holding their annual African feast on Sunday, November 13 in the basement of Nelson United Church, 602 Silica Street. Tickets will be $15 to $20, tickets for children under 12 is $10. Tickets will be on sale at Cotton’s on Baker Street and Sensation at 614 Josephine Street. All proceeds go the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Through the Stephen Lewis Foundation we are supporting community level organizations that are turning the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa The Nelson Lions will be selling firewood at lower end of Baker Street by providing care and support to women, orphans, grandmothers past Kal Tire beginning at 9 a.m. The price is $200 per cord. No early and people living with HIV and AIDS. birds please.

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Announcements Bring your craziest, scariest, happiest jack-o’-lantern to Forked Tongue Exotics in the West Arm Plaza on Front Street. Customers get to vote for their favouritist, stylingist, pumpkin head. Submissions due by October 24, which allows about a week for voting. There will be first, second and third place scary prizes for our winners.

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Craft Connection/Gallery 378 is looking for new and unique handmade items to sell in our annual Christmas Show: Seasonal Treasures. Print off an application form at craftconnection.org and bring in your items to the jury before October 25 or call 250-352-3006 for more information.

Looking for a way to stay in shape and have fun this winter? Join Nelson’s first indoor ultimate frisbee league. Teams are actively recruiting new players for the upcoming indoor league on Monday nights at Soccer Quest beginning October 17. If you would like a taste of the game before signing up, head down to Lakeside fields where co-ed drop in games are held every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. till dark or Sunday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.


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Spiritbar

The Royal

The Capitol Theatre

Below the Hume Hotel

330 Baker Street

421 Victoria Street

Friday, October 21

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Friday, October 21

Ellison’s Market and Cafe

Aphrodite The Halloween time of year is here and Bassbizniz presents a Halloween costume gala. Our Halloween is on the 21st this year not the 31st. There is great prizes for best costumes, so put on your very best. The godfather of drum and bass and king of the beats from London, Aphrodite, is coming back to the Kootenays with an exclusive two hour set on three decks. In the scene for 23 years and producing classic anthems since 1988, Aphrodite still sells out stadiums and massive shows around the world while his tracks can still be regularly heard by many of today’s top DJs. He has not sugarcoated his sounds or succumbed to trends of modern day electronica. We also have Australia’s Busta opening up with his signature style of ghetto funk/breakbeat and party rocking jams. Custom creepy visuals by Plasmoid with two VJs on three screens. Official afterparty as well, please check facebook.com/ bassbizniz for more information. Advance tickets are on sale now at the Hume Hotel.

Saturday, October 22

Colin Hay Colin Hay is coming to The Royal. Known for his lead role with the Australian pop sensation Men At Work, Hay has since moved on with a solo career. Eleven albums later and continued international touring finds Hay still at the top of his game, writing and performing those pop tunes you know and love. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $30 and are available at Royal Espresso, liveattheroyal. com and Eddy Music.

Friday, October 21

Headphone Entertainment and The Royal present Myagi. Canada’s Myagi is one of the world’s more accomplished party rockers, expertly blending a mix of party breaks, electro, techno and mash-up and letting it loose on the dance floor. Science of Defiance from the Rock Pit stage at Shambhala will start the evening off. The Royal will be giving away a free Shambhala Music Festival ticket for 2012. Shambhala tickets go on sale Friday, but you can also come down and try to win one for free. Tickets are $10 before 11 p.m. and $15 after and available at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Monday, October 24

Longwalkshortdock Longwalkshortdock essentially started the first time Dave King heard gritty electronic music in early ‘80s video games. Strongly influenced by these sounds and melodies, Dave started recording and looping segments as a child. He also got a taste for sampling and recording; taping segments of his piano practice to fool his parents into thinking he was practicing in the other room when he was really playing Nintendo (actually practicing might have served him better). Full RIM Visuals will be at the show and the opening set is by the Philth Kids. First 100 tickets are $10. Ticket information is available at the Hume Hotel. Doors open at 10 p.m.

Years of European and North American tours, four critically acclaimed albums, two Juno nominations and two Canadian Folk Music Award nominations. It’s little wonder the buzz around John Reischman and the Jaybirds continues to grow. Like the mandolinist at its helm, the group fashions a stylish, elegant take on bluegrass that is at once innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned, yet unselfconsciously new. To see their live show is to believe it. A genial blend of storytelling and side-show humour provides the backdrop to their studied performance of original songs, instrumentals, and newly arranged traditional material. Hailing from the variegated ranks of the contemporary West Coast acoustic music scene, each of these ‘birds has certainly earned his wings: the list of projects they have contributed to over the years is nothing less than a short list of acoustic power houses. Together, their seamless ensemble work makes for one of the freshest, most tasteful band-sounds on the folk and bluegrass circuit today. The performance gets started at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $16 for full time students.

The second show in Clinton Swanson’s three-concert fall series is a performance by Bessie and the Back Eddies. This seven-piece ensemble will perform music from the early days of R&B. A time when horn sections, acoustic piano, and double bass were the key players and gutsy R&B powered by explosive female vocalists was the game. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $10. Following Clinton Swanson and Friends is Paper Lions. They are a Canadian pop rock band hailing from the unlikely small community of Belfast, Prince Edward Island. Since their inception Paper Lions has garnered consistent praise for their unique live show experience. They have had the pleasure of playing alongside many of North America’s finest acts such as Cake, The Rheostatics, Joel Plaskett, The Golden Dogs, and Hey Rosetta! Paper Lions has been nominated for 13 East Coast Music awards, taking home Pop Recording of the Year in 2006. Showtime is at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at Royal Espresso, liveattheroyal.com and at the door

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Opening the Unplugged Sessions is Daniel Hoy, a student working on his second year at Selkirk College Music Program, majoring in voice. While he lived in Victoria, Daniel wrote a number of songs and short stories, he will be performing some of those including a ten minute ballad, on guitar and banjo. Some of Daniel’s influences are The Decemberists, Howling Wolf, Bob Dylan and Tom Waits. Mitch Vinet is a guitarist, songwriter and composer exploring various genres ranging from jazz to bluegrass. In the mid-2000s in Victoria, he formed the four-piece indie rock band Oh Snap! which went on to release a full-length album that was met with praise from the local media. Mitch’s original music tends to lean toward a folk-rock and blues sound, similar to that of The Band, JJ Cale, and Crosby Stills Nash and Young. Closing act will be Nicole Byblow, now based out of Toronto. Since leaving the Kootenays, where she graduated with honours from the music and technology program at Selkirk College in April 2010, Nicole was one of only a dozen musicians across Canada to be honoured with the Fred Sherratt Award, presented annually by CARAS and the Juno Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Music and Recording Arts and Sciences. She was also invited to perform at the 2011 Juno Awards and gala. Mark Rheaume, head of CBC music resources has named her new record, Nicole Byblow Plays All the White Keys, as one of his top picks for September in his monthly Fresh Air column.

Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill 705 Vernon Street

Friday, October 21

G’day mate. Do you still catch yourself boppin’ out to the beats of the ‘80s and ‘90s on your Sony Walkman? Does just the sight of big, big hair make your heart start to flutter? Has it been too way long since you wore that neon windbreaker, headband and bangles? If the answer to the questions above is yes, then here’s your chance to revel in retro finery. C’mon out to Finley’s to get your fill of all the ‘80s and ‘90s hits you know and love. They will be played with passion by the dancin’est DJ in the Kootenays, DJ Terrantino. Free cover before 10 p.m. Come out for dinner and stay for the fun.

Sunday, October 22

Rockers, divas, and wailers unite. Come down to Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill every Wednesday and Sunday for the karaoke experience of a life time. We have a huge list of classics, top 40, country, rock, and hairband legends to choose from. You can join the fun or just watch the entertainment. There is never a dull moment when you mix Nelson talent with Irish whiskey. Bring your friends and enjoy some good times and great food. Don’t forget that Wednesday is also wing night so grab a napkin and pick up a mic. Whether you are a big name pro or an Average Joe it’s going to be tons of fun and our kitchen is open until 2 a.m., seven days a week.


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‘80s Music Superstar Colin Hay on The Royal Stage Thursday

Shedding Men at Work MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

It has been nearly 26 years since the Australian new wave band Men at Work went their separate ways, but lead singer Colin Hay never stopped working. Hay has released 11 solo albums since Men at Work broke up and has in a sense recreated himself for a new generation. “It was phenomenal in the true sense of the word that doesn’t happen to very many people. It was very, very exciting travelling the world and having successful records and coming to the United States and going on Saturday Night Live. It was quite incredible,” says Hay about his experience in Men at Work. Growing up in his parent’s music shop in Scotland, Hay was surrounded by pianos, guitars, drums and records. “I listened to a lot of different things growing up. I was very fortunate,” he says. “I naturally gravitated towards the guitar. I tried piano before that, and that’s my biggest regret: giving it up.”

Like many musicians, Hay was influenced by the music of The Beatles, and it was the beat music phenomenon that inspired him to pursue music as a career. “I didn’t really want to pursue anything else,” he says. “I did flirt with the idea of becoming an actor because my best friend in Melbourne was an actor. But music was the path that I followed. It was something that I don’t even remember consciously thinking that I wouldn’t do.” Hay doesn’t spend much time comparing his new record Gathering Mercury to his past work, but says “I

think I’m becoming more stylish as I get older.” Even though Hay isn’t influenced by his past albums, the reggae sound of Gathering Mercury reflects his past. “It’s just the way that I hear the groove really. Reggae was around in the ‘70s in Australia and it was in the old band sound. It’s just kind of a natural thing really,” he says. While recording Gathering Mercury Hay experienced the “first and most tragic thing that’s ever happened in [his] life,” the death of his father. “I think the death of my father did impact the songs on Gathering Mercury in a big way because I was thinking about him all the time in one way or another simply because it was a very radical and tragic thing but also a very human thing.” Hay’s music has appeared on soundtracks such as Garden State and he even played a troubadour on Scrubs. Hay will take the stage at The Royal on Thursday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 and are available at Royal Espresso, Eddy Music and liveattheroyal.com.

Mungall questions report on BC Hydro

Continued from Page 3 “[The cuts are] a way of fulfilling direction from government, but it’s not a cost saving.” Black says the affected workers may have bumping options. Failing that, they will be entitled to severance under their collective agreement. “If they can’t find a place for them at BC Hydro, perhaps there’s some way they can form a consortium and bid on the work themselves. They’re the experts.” Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall said closing the local office came as “a huge surprise,” and she has not seen any specific explanation. She adds it raises red flags about the report that criticized the corporation’s staffing. “I would like see more analysis of that report,” she says. “In our area I feel very confident saying the work BC Hydro has been doing, especially with the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, is essential.” Mungall plans to meet with Hydro and is sending a letter to energy minister Rich Coleman, hoping to convince him to reverse the decision. The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program was set up to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife habitat affected by the construction of BC Hydro dams. No one from BC Hydro was immediately available for comment.

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Nelson gets glowing reviews in LA Times travel feature BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

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Saturday, October 22, 5 - 9 pm at the Prestige Mountain Resort in Rossland Taste food from restaurants and businesses through out the West Kootenay. Sample wine & beer while listening to live music Don't miss this great event. Tickets are $5 at the door. Food tickets are sold separately.

Nelson and all its glory was detailed in Sunday’s Los Angeles Times travel section that reaches more than 900,000 print edition readers and countless more on the Internet. Headlined “Nelson, Canada, in living colour” the 1,500-word piece was scribed by longtime Times staff travel writer Christopher Reynolds. “I’ve been wanting to do it since 1986 (the year of the Vancouver Expo), when a friend and I did a long road trip that took us all over BC and Alberta,” Reynolds told the Star via email. “We heard great things about Nelson, but ran out of time to get there. Through many years as a travel writer for the LA Times, I kept Nelson in my back pocket, waiting for a chance to get there. “Finally, over the summer, the chance came, and I persuaded my wife and my boss to endorse a big looping itinerary road trip that was half vacation and half work. We started in Seattle, headed north to Nelson, then south via Walla Walla to Portland, then back to LA. We were in Nelson at the end of July and beginning of August.” Reynolds chronicles his journey to Nelson in great detail. “The town of Nelson, semi-Victorian, substantially bohemian, sportier and more artsy than your average hamlet of 9,700 souls, sits in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, about 30 miles north of the US border,” he writes. “Picture a college town that has misplaced its university.” Though most of the easy Nelson targets are hit in the piece — draft dodgers, the pot culture, hippies, Roxanne, Whitewater — Reynolds goes well beyond the low hanging fruit that so many travel writers have focused on in past features. “Just above town rises Toad Mountain, where the discovery of silver prompted the founding of Nelson about 125 years ago,” Reynolds

Nelson’s natural beauty is one of the highlights of a recent Los Angeles Times travel feature. Bob Hall photo

writes. “Nelson’s stone and brick Victorians, once the province of off-duty miners and loggers, now house or neighbor eccentric shops, galleries and restaurants. The Sacred Ride (on Baker Street) peddles bikes. Downward Dog (Front Street) offers pet supplies. The Funky Monkey (Front Street) grills burgers. ROAM (Baker Street) promises gear for rivers, oceans and mountains.” The feature also paints a great picture of the area’s diverse historical highlights like the Doukhobors, Japanese internment, Vietnam draft dodgers and the downtown revitalization. Though mostly glowing, Reynolds did take one swipe at the city’s awkward waterfront planning. “We stayed at the Prestige Resort, a pricey hotel at the water’s edge that should be the greatest place in town, given its location. Instead, it felt like an opportunity squandered — a dull, dark building best suited to the housing of Dunder-Mifflin business travelers. Next time we’ll look more closely at the New Grand Hotel (more character, lower rates) or a local B&B.” Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce manger Tom Thomson said the feature is a bonus for local tourism. “Something like that, it’s almost impossible to put a dollar figure on especially when it’s a glowing article like that,” said Thomson. “Califor-

nia is a market where we do get some travelers from [but] not a prime market, so if you can get at least a few of those people to consider Canada then obviously it’s a positive.” The Los Angeles Times is the second largest metropolitan newspaper in the United States. “Since the US economy went south in 2008 it’s been difficult when it comes to American travelers,” said Thomson. “Then you have the Canadian dollar rising and the border issues. Our US visits are down.” During the prime summer months the Chamber’s numbers indicate the drop to be between 25 and 40 per cent. “It’s positive that Nelson gets these types of articles written about it on a fairly consistent basis without doing any real outbound work where we try to bring media to the area,” said Thomson. “We have some of these in the works, but sometimes Nelson just stands on its own.” Reynolds has been a staff writer at the Times since 1990 where he has filled different roles including arts reporting and an outdoors columnist. Some of his most recent travel features have been on London, Machu Picchu, New York and Southern California close-ups. The feature can be found on the Los Angeles Times website at latimes. com/travel/la-tr-nelson-20111016,1,4513661. story.


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The sounds of protest spread through the streets of Nelson Saturday as hundreds of people gathered in front of Nelson’s city hall. The Occupy Nelson movement was organized as part of Global Revolution Day. Cities around the globe showed solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York City over a month ago. People with placards showing slogans of protest lined the sidewalk in front

of city hall and the courthouse, encouraging drivers to honk as they passed. Fresh from the stage of the Capitol Theatre, Lucas Myers sang a song from his production iShow. With his ukulele, Myers sang to encourage the crowd to mobilize. Nelson city councillors Bob Adams, Deb Kozak and Donna Macdonald were seen in the crowd. Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall was among the speakers before the protesters took to the streets. Mungall criticized the

response of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and BC Premier Christy Clark to Occupy Wall Street and Global Revolution Day. At 2 p.m. the crowd left the City Hall grounds and marched to Baker Street. The sound of drums, whistles and cheering was heard well before the protestors were seen. Placards from the protest are still displayed in front of city hall and the courthouse. Several tents have been put up in the common area and people are continuing to “occupy” the city property.

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The emergence of a top scoring line helped propel the Nelson Junior Leafs to a fourpoint weekend in the South Okanagan. The Leafs hammered the Summerland Steam 9-2 on Friday night and followed it up with a 4-0 victory on Saturday in Penticton against the Lakers. In both games the line of Patrick Martens, Colton Schell and Matthew Naka accounted for the bulk of the Leafs’ scoring. “They have been together since the beginning of the year and they are really starting to move the puck around,” Leafs head coach Frank Maida told the Star. “They all have great speed and now they have combined that with moving the puck and letting the puck do the work… they are starting to be rewarded for their efforts.” Martens scored four goals against Summerland and followed it up with three more on Saturday. “When he is using his speed, he is dangerous every time he is on the ice,” Maida said of Martens. Now in his second season with the Leafs, the 18-year-old from Maple Ridge is tied for the KIJHL scoring lead with Beaver Valley’s Ryan Edwards. Both players have amassed 26 points in the young season. Schell had a six-point night against the Steam. The team’s assistant captain led the Leafs in scoring last season with 50 points. Though he had a bit of slow start to this campaign, the New Westminster native is now hitting his stride. “He is one of the vets who is learning a new system and that takes time,” Maida said of the

Colton Schell (right) had a breakout offensive weekend in the South Okanagan, scoring six points in Friday’s contest against the Summerland Steam. Bob Hall photo

19-year-old Schell. “He hasn’t been frustrated and simply worked hard in practice. Now it’s paying off for the team and for the individual players.” In Friday night’s game in Summerland the Steam drew first blood, scoring just over two minutes in when Jeff Penman beat Leafs rookie netminder Patrick Defoe. But then the Leafs shook off the bus legs, scoring three times before the buzzer sounded on the first period. Brett Norman started it off five minutes in with an unassisted marker. Martens and Schell added to the total, the latter coming with only 19 seconds left in the period. The Leafs came out strong in the second period, firing 19 shots on Steam starter Sam Bass, but only Martens managed to get one by the Summerland goaltender.

The third period was wide open with both sides getting plenty of shots, but it was the Leafs who managed to rack up the score. Martens completed his hat trick less than a minute into the final period with a powerplay goal. Nik Newman and Schell followed it up to give the visitors a 7-1 lead. Sean Leslie did manage a Summerland powerplay goal six minutes into the third, but Martens and Max Mois made sure the game was not even close with goals to close out the game. In Saturday night’s game both teams battled hard for the first 40 minutes and it was the Leafs who held the 1-0 edge. Martens started the third period off with a powerplay marker Story continues to ‘Defoe’ on Page 21

KIJHL Stats League Standings Neil Murdoch Division TEAM GP W Nelson 14 10 Beaver Valley 11 9 Castlegar 11 7 Spokane 13 4 Grand Forks 10 0

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Friday, October 14 Nelson 9 Summerland 2 Chase 1 Sicamous 9 Princeton 4 Kelowna 3 Revelstoke 8 Columbia Valley 2 Kamloops 6 Fernie 4 Kimberley 10 Grand Forks 2 Castlegar 5 Creston Valley 3 North Okanagan 3 Osoyoos 2 Beaver Valley 3 Spokane 1 Saturday, October 15 Nelson 4 Penticton 0 North Okanagan 2 Princeton 1 Creston Valley 2 Spokane 3 Sicamous1 Revelstoke 7 Fernie 4 Golden 1 Kamloops 6 Columbia Valley 1 Castlegar 4 Beaver Valley 7 Sunday, October 16 Kamloops 6 Golden 0 Sicamous 1 Osoyoos 3 Kelowna 3 Penticton 2 (OT) Spokane 2 Castlegar 5 Chase 0 North Okanagan 5 Summerland 11 Grand Forks 4

Nelson Leafs Leaders

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Defoe earns first KIJHL shutout Continued from Page 20 and the Leafs added two more to build the 4-0 lead. But in the second half of the final frame penalty trouble threatened to dismantle the locals. Great penalty killing and another impressive performance by Defoe secured the win and the KIJHL rookie’s first shutout. “Patrick had a fabulous weekend. He played very well in both games,” Maida said of his young netminder. “Patrick has been playing great and we thought we would give him an opportunity to go back-to-back.” The Leafs possess one of the most proven goalies in the league with 20-year-old Andrew Walton. During training camp the Leafs were not sure if they would find a suitable backup, but Defoe has emerged and exceeded expectations. “Andrew has been great for Patrick. He has been helping him a lot,” Maida said of his last line of defence. “Andrew understands that for us to go far into the playoffs we are going to need everybody to play and that includes both goaltenders. It’s been a great addition to

Bob Hall photo

Patrick Defoe was impressive in both Leaf wins this weekend.

have this young goalie and have a mentor in Andrew and (Leafs’ goalie coach) Bill McDonnell.” As for the Leafs’ newfound offensive explosion? Maida said all the players in the dressing room know it’s team over self, but in doing so getting on the scoresheet is not a negative. “We have had different lines producing at different times and that is what has been nice so far this season. That line had

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a great weekend point-wise that’s for sure,” Maida said of the Schell/Martens/Naka combination. “It is important for kids to be successful because if they are successful the team is successful. But you can get caught up in not sticking to your team game plan if you are concerned about your individual stats. That type of mentality can hurt you as a team and as an individual. That line has not been worried about their points as individual players and now they are being rewarded because they are playing within our team system.” Leafs forward Matti Jmaeff — who has also had a great start to the season point-wise — was rewarded for his efforts on Saturday night. An affiliate player for the BCHL’s Vernon Vipers, the Creston native played against the Penticton Vees. After the game, Jmaeff stayed in his gear and also played for the Leafs against the Lakers. The Leafs next game is tonight against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks at the Nelson and District Community Complex starting at 7 p.m.

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Saints notch first victory of the season Nelson Star Staff

The Selkirk College Saints unveiled new jerseys and notched their first win of the season on Friday night at the Castlegar Complex. The men’s hockey team hosted the University of Victoria Vikings for a pair of British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League games on the weekend. In Friday’s contest newcomer Jordan Wood of Cloverdale got the home side on the board in the first period when he finished off a beautiful play with Devon Nazaroff and former Nelson Junior Leaf Adam Makaroff. Andrew Green, the Saints’ most recent addition, broke a 1-1 tie in the second period when he jumped on a miscue by Vikes goaltender Taylor Pears. In the third period, Wood completed his hat trick early in

the frame with goals just over a minute apart. The Saints hung onto the 4-2 win with Selkirk goaltender Spenser Wong offering late game heroics in a match where he turned aside 35 shots in total. Selkirk carried the momentum into the second game of the series on Saturday night, working their way to a 2-1 first period lead on goals by Nick Cecconi and Wood. But it was Victoria who responded, taking advantage of Saints penalties in the second and exploding for three goals. The Vikes rolled onto a 6-3 victory to earn the road split. Selkirk also features former Leafs sniper Scott Jago and Nelson Minor Hockey product Caleb Georgetti. The Saints’ next home game is this Friday night at 7:30 at the Castlegar Complex when they host Okanagan College.

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The L.V. Rogers boys soccer team headed to Summerland over the weekend and after some impressive play returned home with bronze medals. The boys side faced a brutal Thursday that saw them engaged in three games. The day started with a contest against the host Summerland Secondary squad. LVR dominated the first half of play, but when the whistle blew for halftime the score was knotted at zeroes. The second half

was much like the first with LVR controlling most of the play. Finally with about 10 minutes to go the deadlock was broken when Greg Syvertson played in a deep cross to the far post that Ryan Lewis nicely finished with a misdirecting header from eight yards out. Goaltender Andrew Woodward ensured the game stayed that way to earn the shutout. The second game on Thursday was against local rivals Prince Charles Secondary from Creston. After about five minutes Creston went up 1-0 thanks

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We were cruising the Caribbean, stopping at Grenada , Aruba, Barbados, and beautiful St Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Nothing to do but laze on our verandah and wait till the next world class meal was ready in one of the many restaurants on board. Nothing to do but explore the islands all day then refresh ourselves with a visit to the spa. Cruising is a tough life. We had been told that Megans Bay on St. Thomas was not to be missed. “Nothing there but miles of white sand, no hotels, no jetboats, no nothing. Just one grass shack that serves as the bar. And it’s cash only so if you go make sure to save enough for the taxi back to the cruise dock.” It sounded like paradise, so off we went with our twenty dollar return fare tucked safely away in Sandy’s bathing suit. The beach did not disappoint, if you’re in to miles of sand, but I thought they were carrying that virginal thing a little too far when we discovered that there were no amenities whatsoever. Even the bar had no toilets. The drinks were excellent though, if not a tad strong with the

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splash of 151, but we enjoyed the day, swimming and frolicking in the sand. But sadly, it came time to return to our palace on the sea. “I can’t find the twenty. It must have fallen out when we went swimming.” Gulping back panic, Sandy lifted herself to her full height and approached the taxi rank to explain our dire situation. Meanwhile, I sat there trying to figure out what I’d do with the rest of my life marooned on a Caribbean Island. But my girl can be very convincing, and in minutes we were on our way, promising to pay the driver when we arrived at the ship. Well, that was easy, I thought to myself, except that as we approached the quay, traffic came to a complete standstill. We could see our ship, the farthest out of five ships along the quay, perhaps a mile away. Minutes were piling up, minutes that we could not spare because the ship was leaving on time, and we knew they did not wait for stragglers. “I’ve got to find a washroom” Sandy groaned, and before I could stop her, she was out the taxi door and heading for a nearby restaurant. And of course, a minute later traffic cleared and our man dropped me, and me alone, at the ship. I resigned myself to the fact that we were going to miss embarkation, so I grabbed our passports and credit cards along with the cash for the driver. ‘Let’s see, three hundred each for airfare to the next port of call, a hundred for a hotel tonight, plus a few mighty rum drinks, yeah that strip of virgin beach was worth every penny’, I grumbled as I sat forlornly on the dock. But what’s this? Could it be? She’s running, and faster than I’ve ever seen her run, and I think we’re actually going to make it. “Hold that gangplank lads, just one minute more”. The purser glared at us but we were on. We sloped off to our cabin, ordered room service and watched the most glorious sunset we’d ever seen. P.S. We found the missing cash.

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to a bit of sloppy defending and a strong finish from one of their strikers. The score stayed 1-0 until the half. The second half started with LVR completely dictating the game and pushing for a goal. About 10 minutes in Luis Loeschnik had a shot saved by the Creston goalkeeper but reacted quickly and scored from his own rebound. LVR continued to attack for the rest of the game but was unable to finish until the last minute when some nice ball movement ended with Bruno Moro putting over a great cross that once again Lewis converted with a great header into the corner to seal the victory for the boys. The third game on Thursday was against a strong Kelowna Secondary who had also won both of their first games. Both teams were tired being it their third game of the day but the LVR boys came out strong and quickly scored when captain Mitch Melanson headed a ball into the path of Ryan Lewis which was calmly converted to put the boys up 1-0. LVR held together and pulled out the 1-0 victory which earned them a spot in the semi-finals on Friday morning. The semi final saw the Bombers come up against a very strong team from Surrey’s Guildford Park Secondary and managed to keep the score at zeroes after the first half. LVR came out slow and was punished by two quick goals in the first five minutes from the Surrey team. The locals kept pressing, but lost 2-1 and had to settle for a Story continues to ‘Shot’ on Page 26

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BRIEFS JONES SETTLED IN WITH SAIT

Nelson’s Michelle Jones scored her first Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference goal on Saturday night, but her SAIT Trojans couldn’t top cross-Calgary rival Mount Royal University Cougars. Jones, who played for the Kootenay Midget Wildcats is in her first season at the Calgary technical school where she is taking hospitality management. Jones scored SAIT’s first goal of the game Saturday night, but a third period collapse saw the Trojans lose 5-3 to the Cougars. Salmo’s Lindsey Audia is also on the Trojans roster, playing in her second season with SAIT. Audia and Jones were teammates with the Wildcats. The Trojans opened the season on Friday with a 1-0 win over the same Cougars. SAIT’s next game is this Thursday against the Red Deer College Queens.

MacLEOD BROTHERS HIT THE ICE

Former Nelson Junior Leafs defenceman Isaac MacLeod and the Boston College Eagles have started the 2011-12 season as the No. 1 ranked team in the United States. Entering his second season of NCAA hockey, the Nelson Minor Hockey grad patrolled the blueline in a pair of weekend games that saw the Eagles split two big contests. On Friday night at their home arena before 7,884 fans, the Eagles dropped a 4-2 decision to No. 3 ranked Denver. On Saturday night the Eagles hit the road and improved their season record to 3-1-0 with a 5-1 win against New Hampshire. In Houghton, Michigan MacLeod’s older brother Alex was helping the Michigan Tech Huskies with two huge overtime victories over the University of Wisconsin. The Huskies are now 4-0. Alex MacLeod is in his final season of NCAA hockey.

MORI AND DINOS IN TOUGH

Luke Mori and the University of Calgary Dinos are one point out of the final playoff position in the Canada West soccer standings after splitting a pair of weekend games. The Nelson Youth Soccer and L.V. Rogers High School grad is in his first year with the varsity club. On Saturday the Dinos lost 2-0 to their provincial rival University of Alberta Golden Bears at their home pitch in Calgary. But on Sunday the Dinos regrouped and scored a pivotal 1-0 victory over the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. After the weekend action the Dinos sit in fifth place in the powerhouse division with the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, Alberta and Trinity Western University ahead of them. With a 5-4-1 season record, the Dinos are one point out of fourth and two points out of third. Mori and Dinos now travel to the coast this weekend to tangle with Victoria and the University of Fraser Valley. With only four games left, the Dinos will need to come up with some victories as only the top four teams make the Canada West playoffs that take place the first weekend of November.


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Hélène died from a cancer that struck her dramatically in the summer of 2007. The grace, dignity and resourcefulness with which she faced cancer is a remarkable but perfect expression of who Hélène is, and is something the many who love her can now find comfort in embracing. Please join us in celebrating Hélène’s life on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 1-4pm. We are pleased to be able to host our celebration of Hélène at the Harrison Gallery, located at 901 Homer Street in Vancouver. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to InspireHeath, a Vancouver-centred, integrated cancer care organization who have helped Hélène in many ways (http://www.inspirehealth.ca/donate). Or just purchase a happy and bright, cut-flower bouquet to celebrate Hélène’s life in your home. Hélène would have liked that.

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Hélène Falardeau died in her Vancouver home on Saturday October 8, 2011. She left us happy, at peace, and surrounded by those she loved and who cherished her. Born in Montreal in 1951, Hélène moved to Toronto at age 14. She was very much the cool and protective older sister to brother Marc and sister Ann (Gosleigh), whom she adored. Hélène later worked in administration for companies such as Upjohn, Mercedes-Benz, the Quebec Government and Reuters. Hélène’s love of reading likely blossomed while working at Coles Bookstore during high school when she brought home Agatha Christie books to help then 13-yearold Marc learn to speak English. One summer Hélène worked as hiring coordinator for the then fledgling Cirque du Soleil the first year they came to Toronto. Other summers Hélène worked as an EKG technician in Chicago while staying with her dear friend Martha. It was during her high school years that Hélène’s “French-English-ness” took shape, and which is so much a part of her. Moving from Montreal to Toronto in the mid sixties, Hélène saw The Beatles in both of their Canadian concerts (1965 Montreal, 1966 Toronto) ... one of those screaming girls right up front. Many in Toronto will remember Hélène through her work at Reuters where as Manager of Hélène Falardeau Administration she was known for organizing spectacular Holiday parties, her amazing doodles (the beginnings of her artistic career), and adorning the walls with wonderful artwork. Hélène had style. In October 1998 Hélène moved to Nelson BC to be with Tom Gibson and be stepmother—friend she would say—to Chris and Danielle. Hélène worked in the art supply department at Cowan’s. It was in Nelson that the art inside Hélène emerged, and in a BIG way. Work from her first pen and ink show at the Glacier Gallery surprised many. Who expected such imaginings from a “little old lady from Toronto” (her words)? As an artist she created lifelong friendships with other Nelson artists who encouraged her (“go bigger”), and she earned acclaim for several art series (kimonos, slips, escapades, ...). Several more shows, and colour, followed in her eight years in Nelson. Then to Vancouver with Tom. Yaletown, overlooking False Creek, in a very different but active and vibrant life. In Vancouver Hélène had fun working part time at Matchmaker for Hire in Vancouver. A Toronto-lover, it took her a few months to say “now I get Vancouver.” A couple weeks before Hélène died she added, “I love our home here.”

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Detlef ERIC Renk of Silverton passed away peacefully on October 6, 2011 after a long illness at his home in the arms of his partner of 17 years, Rachelle and his son Leif by his side. Born in West Berlin, Germany on March 3, 1953, Eric came to Canada at the age of 3 with his parents Gerhard and Eva Renk. He grew up in Nelson and attended Central Schoold and LV Rogers Senior Secondary School. As a young boy, he began painting pictures and he love painting nature and animals in their habitat. On several occasions, Eric achieved the “Artist of the Year” award from both the Wild Life Federation of BC and Ducks Unlimited of Canada. In 1993, the Danbury Mint published 8 collectors plates with wolf motifs that he had painted. He loved music and laughter and being with friends. Eric was predeceased by his father Gerhard in 2007 and his brother Gary in 2009. He will be sadly missed by his partner Rachelle, his son Lief, hi h moth ther er E Eva va aand n bbrother nd roth ro ther er B Bri rian a aass we w ll as as son hiss mo mother Brian well many relatives friends loved manyy rrel elat a ivves at es aand nd ffri rien ri ien ends ds w who ho llov ovved d him. h him im m. Rest Rest in in Peace Peacce De Peac Pe Detl Detlefchen tlef tl efch chen hen n

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Investors Group Volunteer Work Nets NYSA Cash The local Investors Group office recently donated $1,210 to the Nelson Youth Soccer Association as part of its volunteer support group activities. Throughout the year the local office holds fundraisers in the community and in turn donates the money raised to local organizations. Earlier this month Kerry Dyck (right) from the local office handed over the check to Nelson Youth Soccer Association president Chuck Bennett.

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Continued from Page 22 shot at bronze. The bronze medal contest was against North Peace who travelled all the way from Fort St. John. A slow start from the boys saw them down 1-0 in the first five minutes, but after another ten they were all even when Luis Loeschnik scored a screamer of a shot into the far top corner from the left side. After this the boys were energized and quickly scored again when Trace Cooke’s 40 yard shot managed to drift over the goalkeeper into the far side of the net. The half ended up LVR up 2-1. The second half was controlled mostly by LVR with what little chances North Peace had easily handled by goalkeeper Cole Sutherland. LVR was rewarded for their hard work when Ryan Lewis was fouled in the box resulting in a penalty which he himself cooly placed into the left corner, leaving the goalkeeper no chance. The boys hung on for the 3-1 victory and secured the bronze medal. Over the next two weeks LVR will play some friendlies against Trail and Creston before taking Cranbrook in the provincial playdowns. The winner of that game will earn a spot in the AAA provincial championship

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LVR captain Mitch Melanson played strong all tournament and helped lead the Bombers to the bronze medal.

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