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NELSON STAR Bre a k i ng n e w s at n e l s on s t a r. c om



Annie Garland Foster finally gets her due See Pages 16 & 17

Occupy Nelson settles into City Hall grounds See Page 3

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ver since June Cleaver graced the small screen, women across North America have aspired to achieve the dream of domestic goddess. Other TV cooks like Julia Child and Martha Stewart helped provide aspiring goddesses with the how-tos. But as women shifted from the

kitchen to the office, the dream faded and dinnertime in some households shifted to the world of the frozen dinner. Even though cookbook author and former Whitewater ski resort owner Shelley Adams lives a busy life, dinnertime was always a focus in her home. “Every single night of my kids’ life we didn’t miss a family dinner,� says Adams. “No matter how busy I was, we didn’t miss a family dinner. There were candles

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and dinner. The dinner hour is completely important in the Adams household.� When she and husband Mike owned Whitewater, Shelley says they still made it a priority to stop and eat together. “I can’t imagine not taking that time. It would feel like something was wrong to me if we didn’t sit down for dinner. We never haven’t,� says Shelley. “Even when we owned Whitewater and we’d come in the door

at 5:30 p.m. and have our Whitewater laundry, we’d put everything aside and I’d have something planned for dinner.� The ritual of dinnertime wasn’t something Adams learned growing up, but the love of food was. Her mother, who worked in a book store, spent her days reading the latest cookbooks and cooking magazines. Story continues to ‘Always’ on Page 9


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One of Nelson’s biggest success stories of the last decade has been acquired by a California company, in a move its principal says bodes well for everyone. Santa Ana-based CoreLogic bought local real estate software firm Tarasoft last month for an undisclosed price. Founder Seain Conover, who is staying on, says although Tarasoft is being rolled into CoreLogic’s MarketLinx division, they will continue to operate in Nelson. “I’ve heard some folks from the Chamber, for instance, ask about potential job losses,” he says. “Nothing could be further from the truth. What they’ve really done is placed all the other project strategy and direction under our team here.” Tarasoft’s Matrix product is used by 17 multiple listing services across North America, including ones in St. Louis, Montreal, Minnesota, California, Washington, and Kansas — each with thousands of members. Conover says they will be given responsibility for other products and “much wider direction” in charting the industry’s future. “We’ll oversee Matrix, but also 12 or 13 other products, including ones

Tarasoft founder Seain Conover is bullish about the prospects for the operation he founded, which recently sold to competitor CoreLogic. Greg Nesteroff photo

we were competing with as recently as a month ago,” he says. “Our team is going to be critically involved in all future roadmapping.” Conover adds he’s excited from a personal perspective, since he will be able to resume a more hands-on role in software development. “I’ve been doing many other things over the years. Life gets busier with the administrative, legal, and financial sides. But the thing that matters most to me is turning ideas into a real life product that serves professionals. That’s a lot of fun.” Conover says the sale came together “relatively quickly.” “The industry has gotten


much more sophisticated. There are fewer companies today but serving a much richer platform. For a number of reasons it made sense to join forces.” CoreLogic was previously Tarasoft’s biggest competitor. Before acquiring Tarasoft, CoreLogic served eight multiple listing services. The company has over 6,500 employees and posted revenues of $1.6 billion in 2010. “This is a growth play for us, not a ‘reduce redundancies and overlapping costs’ play,” CoreLogic CEO Ben Graboske said in a news release. “Tarasoft has done a great job growing, and we want them to continue to grow.”

Since arriving in Nelson from Vancouver in 1996, Seain Conover has watched Tarasoft go from two employees to over 30. They also have a few on Vancouver Island, where coprincipal Brian de Schepper is based. With the company’s sale, those employees will join 250 others in the CoreLogic MarketLinks division, and assume responsibility for a broader range of software. But Conover says he wouldn’t entertain leaving Nelson. “It’s what I consider home. Even if I had an opportunity to go somewhere else, I wouldn’t,” he says. “My kids were born here.” Conover wrote his first line of code in 1989, founded his company the following year, and soon after made the “terrifying jump” from zero to two employees. “In the early years because we didn’t have as sophisticated recruiting, we ended up [hiring] a lot of local folks, but it became a little harder,” he says. Today about one-third of the staff is native to the area or has lived here their whole lives, another third was recruited from outside, and the remaining third is comprised of “folks who moved here and then discovered us. They came here for lifestyle choices, not a job first.” — Greg Nesteroff

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Even though Occupy Nelson appeared as though it would be a one day protest in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, occupiers have continued to camp and gather on the grounds of city hall. A handful of tents have been set up outside of city hall and signs line the fences and walkways of the grounds. “It’s been really positive vibes as you can hear from the honks of passing cars,� said Evan Shper. “We’ve been well received by most of the community as well. The feelings are keeping things forward and trying to maintain good relations with the city and the police. “We have a lot of issues that are being dealt with really well right now. We hold meetings every night at 7 p.m. and we’re going to start holding jams. There are community events happening. We had flyers made.� Shper said the Occupy Nelson group is currently following the general statement that Occupy Wall Street put out, but that the local group is working to put together a local statement. “Some people are looking for issues that are more relevant in our lives, but for me the big picture is the most relevant in all of this,� he said. “Some of the local issues are related to Nelson’s local environmental activ-

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We’re giving our energy out to the world and that ripple effect I know is going to be a beautiful thing.� The group is quick to dismiss accusations that the occupation has become a homeless camp. Chaos has been camping out at city hall since Sunday. “It isn’t a big change because I usually camp out in the woods. Mind you I don’t have my mattresses and foams that I have in the woods but other than that I’ve been camping here since Sunday and I plan on staying here as long as it’s necessary,� he said. Chaos doesn’t consider ing

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himself homeless because he is homeless by choice and because the planet is his home. “I hope to see more people come. I hope the negative energy won’t ride its way in here with people that want to drink, scream, and party. I want to see that maybe some people may come in here angry and doubtful and realize that it is a good idea,� he said. Despite hopes Occupy Nelson would remain a positive, non-violent atmosphere, a 25-year-old city man was arrested Wednesday night.

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City’s New Treasurer Settles into Post

The man behind the numbers MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

Budgets, debts, surpluses and cuts from City Hall always cause a lot of stir in Nelson, but behind the numbers is a new face — a new chief financial officer. Colin McClure started the position in August, but has lived in Nelson for many years. “I worked for School District 8. That moved me from Revelstoke to Nelson with my family, including my son who was eight months old at the time,” said McClure. He said that as many resi- Colin McClure made the jump from Selkirk College to the city in August. Megan Cole photo dents know, Nelson is a very College but it really started he is the “point person.” departments from hydro, special spot and his family to wear going to Castlegar “It’s providing the finan- police/by-law, fire, library, was lucky to find a home every day,” said McClure. cial leadership for the city, parks and public works, here at the time. “When the position came up that’s the way that I look at planning, NYDC and tranAfter four years of work- at the city it was an opportu- it. I manage staff, I am ac- sit and our commitment to ing with the school district, nity for me to take a step up countable for the budget providing excellent service the former treasurer passed and be the head finance guy and the day-to-day opera- in all these areas it is a real away from a massive heart and to stretch myself and to tions,” he said. challenge.” attack. cut my teeth.” “One of the challenges McClure was born in McClure said it was a McClure said the experi- I face is that the past two North Vancouver but grew huge shock. He stayed at the ence with the city has been positions I held were in up in Collingwood, Ont. district for six months more great so far but added there education. The main focus After developing a love months before taking a job is a lot to learn. and purpose of those enti- for skiing in Ontario, he at Selkirk College as the di“Now it feels like I’m ties was to educate students. moved to Whistler where rector of finance. trying to drink from a fire With the city there are many he worked in carpentry and He crunched numbers at hose,” he said about the different components that learned how to ski powder. Selkirk for four and a half amount of learning that’s sometimes have significantSince then, he has moved years before making the been involved. ly different stakeholders and from ski town to ski town move to the City of Nelson. As the chief financial offi- purposes,” said McClure. eventually landing in Nel“It was a great job at Selkirk cer for the city, McClure said “When I think of all the son.

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Although Nelson city councillor Kim Charlesworth won’t run next month for mayor or council, it’s not for lack of desire. “I would absolutely love to run for mayor,” she says. “I would love to go head to head with [John Dooley]. It’s been a very tough decision. But there comes a time you really have to put personal priorities first.” Charlesworth says although she has enjoyed her time on council and would like to stay involved, she and her family will be travelling in Europe in the next few months and are also planning another extended trip in about a year. While she expects to return to the area, it will most likely be to a rural place. She says serving on council is “an amazing way to be in touch with the community and help move things forward. But it’s a very personal choice for me. I just have other things in my

life and feel I can’t be on council and do them at the same time.” Charlesworth is satisfied with what she and the rest of council have accomplished over the last three years, but is frustrated some of the planning processes they set in motion weren’t completed a little faster.

“He [Dooley] is very much by a very traditional view of jobs, economy, dollars and cents.” She says she would love to be at the table to help implement those plans. “The economic challenges Nelson faces are similar to the challenges in every other town in Canada and North America. They’re only going to get tougher because of the global situation politically, economically, and environmentally. Things are not going to get easier.” Charlesworth says the next council needs to focus on how to make Nel-

son resilient — and that isn’t necessarily by focusing on the same things the city has done for the last 15 years. “There needs to be new ideas and tough choices made,” she says. As for Dooley, Charlesworth says he has many strengths, but “green is not his colour.” “It’s not where his priorities lay. And neither is the cultural sector. He is very much driven by a very traditional view of jobs, economy, dollars, and cents,” she says. “I do not think that will serve us well in the coming years. I think we need to be a lot more creative at how we look at making our community thrive. Jobs and economy are absolutely critical, but not necessarily traditional jobs and economy.” Charlesworth, who is widely regarded as having the strongest environmental background on council, hopes others will fill that void. She signed nomination papers for Candace Batycki, a prominent environmental activist who is running for council.

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Tuesday Meeting Moves Process Along

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The Nelson skateboard community got a glimpse into the future at an open house Tuesday night that had the historic Hume Room abuzz with excitement. “So this is nine years in the making… I don’t know about you guys, but I’m really stoked,” Kootenay Outdoor Skatepark Society board member Rob Levesque told the 80-plus people gathered in the downtown hotel banquet room. The Tuesday night skatepark concept unveiling is an important step in the process of building an outdoor facility on the 11,000 square foot plot of land adjacent to the Nelson and District Community Complex parking lot. “This is a public space design for a skatepark, but something everybody can celebrate and enjoy,” said New Line Skateparks vicepresident Trevor Morgan. Those in attendance included young skateboarders, parents, service club representatives, city council members and business owners. New Line Skateparks is the company contracted to oversee the project. On Tuesday night, Morgan ran the crowd through the new concept that was developed based on preliminary ideas thrown out at a design workshop this past spring. It was explained that the New Line design team had to work with the unique piece of property that has been provided to the local skatepark society by the Regional District of Central Kootenay and make it fit into the surroundings. Called the Nelson Skate Plaza, New Line describes the concept as “detailed authentic plaza terrain complemented by a compact bowl unit and flow section.” Also incorporated into the design are features that help “tell the Nelson story” which includes local artwork and unique concrete design that mirrors the mountainous terrain. “It looks amazing,”



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Levesque told the Star after the meeting. “It works in a great many ways. Everybody can use it regardless of your skill or age. Aesthetically it’s beautiful. I think it will be a great point of pride in the town.” Getting to this point has been a challenge for those advocating for an outdoor skatepark. Over the last decade, local leaders have played a shell game with prospective sites and on several occasions those behind the idea have watched other interests take priority. Despite the optimism amongst skateboarders, Morgan explained the Nelson park is still early in the process. The unveiling of the concept and Tuesday night’s meeting is what New Line considers the end of phase one. Phase two will begin when the final working drawings — tweaked with input provided Tuesday night — are submitted in mid-December. At that point local organizers will have a budget to work from and a more realistic understanding of just how much cash it will take to bring the skatepark to reality. Though Morgan couldn’t be specific about the cost, he did state that today’s price is roughly $45 per square foot, which would put the local project in the

$500,000 range. Levesque admits that number is daunting. “All we can do is keep going until we get there,” Levesque said. “We are way past the point of no return on this. We can do it.” So far the society has raised just over $50,000, but getting to the stage of working drawings will allow more opportunities for the group.

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“With having the design, it’s a really good tool for fundraising,” Levesque said. “It’s a big step in the process because now we can actually bring the product to people organizations and say ‘hey, this is what we are going to do.’” After the meeting, young skateboarders were pleased with what was presented. “It’s awesome… I like everything about it,” said 14-year-old Nelson resident Cosmo Rich. One of the bright young stars on the local skateboard circuit, Rich said his peers are growing impatient with the process. “I think everyone thinks it’s kind of dumb that they

have been planning this for so long and it still hasn’t happened,” said Rich. “But people are pretty excited about it now.” Rich specializes in transition skateboarding which is the bowl element of the sport. To fulfill his passion, Rich has had to rely on his father to take him to other outdoor parks in the region like Slocan City and Castlegar. The young athlete agrees the cost of the Nelson outdoor facility is high, but hopes the adults in the community understand there is a tremendous need for this outlet. “It’s going to be a positive place for people to go,” he said. “There are a lot of kids in Nelson involved in drugs and stuff. This gives people a place to go where they can do something good.” Levesque is confident the community will get behind the youth and make the Nelson Skate Plaza a reality. “It’s an important part of the journey. We are definitely a lot closer,” Levesque said of the Tuesday meeting. “I can almost feel the grinds and see the people using this park. A year ago I couldn’t say that because there was this continuing cycle of support being pulled. It’s definitive now. We know what we need to do to make this happen.”

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Friday, October 21, 2011 Nelson Star


Celebrating the L words


oday’s edition is once again packed full of community news, sports and events. Though we didn’t really plan it this way, two big themes jump out amongst all the others today — local literary talent and the Nelson Junior Leafs. There are two features in today’s paper that tell the story about a pair of local women celebrating the release of new books. On the front page you will find Megan Cole’s feature on Shelley Adams who has scored the cookbook hat trick by releasing Whitewater Cooks with Friends. On page 16 you can read Greg Nesteroff ’s story about Frances Welwood’s historical biography of Annie Garland Foster. The depth of literary talent in this community is impressive. You would be hard pressed to find a city of this size with such a full shelf of local authors and offerings. Congratulations to both women on their achievements. They have both made the Christmas shopping season that much easier. Also in today’s paper you will find several pages of Nelson Junior Leafs coverage. In the eclectic mix of this community, hockey is still a vital part of the culture. And when it comes to our biggest show on ice, this season we have plenty to excited about. Leafs head coach Frank Maida — a local boy who grew up playing in the old Civic Centre — was thrown into action over the summer on short notice. Though it’s still early in the season, coach Maida has the makings of a championship club. We have included a three-page feature where we introduce the players. Though the season is more than a month old, the players have now settled in. Most of the guys on this team are from out of town, so it’s important that we get to know them a little better. All are committed to the game and will be great ambassadors for this community during the winter. Congratulations to coach Maida and his crew. Keep on making us proud. There’s always plenty to celebrate in the Nelson area. Sometimes you just have to focus on one letter of the alphabet.

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Slow start to the campaign

t’s still early in the campaign, but already certain storylines have begun to develop. When nominations closed last week, it was disappointing to see such an uninspiring ballot in the Nelson race for mayor and council. Three candidates for mayor and only incumbent John Dooley realistically has a shot of winning. On the council side we lose one of the bright stars in Kim Charlesworth and only three others will challenge the current five incumbents. It’s sad and somewhat disturbing that the days when the Central School stage felt like a Spiritbar mosh pit are gone. Not too many years ago there were 19 names on the council ballot. Though sometimes a little overwhelming, it was refreshing when we had the opportunity to sample so many different viewpoints. Figuring out the source of apathy is not easy. The simplest conclusion would be that this current council has done such an amazing job over the last three years that few felt the need to challenge. That can’t be it, because when it comes to steering the direction of this community, it’s always easy to find blemishes. When compared to elections past, over this last term there were few wedge issues and even less controversial developments that tend to make some locals squirrely. No buskers on Baker Street, no massive business licence fee increases, no cloak-and-dagger Walmart sagas, no multi-million dollar recreation facil-

ity proposals, no Kutenai Landing. This council touts a bunch of reports and vision documents as its successes. Pretty dry stuff and not really known to incite the passion of prospective challengers. So on the council ballot we have five incumbents and three challengers. Only two won’t be heading to a seat at city hall. The lack of real choice means voters will need to be even more diligent when it comes to making a final choice on November 19. The race for mayor is hardly that. From first glance it looks like a coronation of John Dooley. It’s been some time since a mayor has not faced a serious challenge. No Judy Gayton, no Dave Elliott, no David Aaron, no Gord McAdams. It’s clear Dooley’s popularity and record over the last two has scared off many a challenger. Void of any serious contender, Dooley’s main challenger has become Richard Rowberry. The local thespian entered the race as a bit of lark. Prompted by the ghost of Nelson’s first mayor, John Houston, Rowberry confesses he filed his papers more as research for a play he is writing. Though not in his initial plans, Rowberry now admits the stakes have been raised with the lack of competition for the mayor’s chair. “It’s becoming more serious,” he told me from rehearsal of his upcoming play Blithe Spirit. In the last few days Rowberry says he has been approached by many people who want him to start taking his shot at Dooley

more seriously. So now the challenger has been forced to step up his efforts and create a campaign built by the people that will offer an alternate vision to that of the current mayor. “His vision needs to be broadened,” Rowberry said of Dooley.

“There were few wedge issues and even less controversial developments that tend to make some locals squirrely.” Unlike mayoral races of the past, don’t expect this one to get nasty. “Being a politician is hugely sacrificial… I like him and admire him,” Rowberry said. “We should all be very thankful for what he has done for this community... they should name a bridge after him or something.” With a rather uninspiring race for seats at Nelson’s city hall, the most zesty action might come from the Regional District of Central Kootenay. More than ever, legitimate challengers have stepped forward for what should be many spirited races. The dialogue is sure to be interesting in Area D (rural Kaslo and Lardeau Valley) where incumbent Andy Shadrack is being challenged by the son his former political sparring partner, Larry Greenlaw. Like his father, we should expect Ron Greenlaw to carry the flag of industry from his base in Meadow Creek. If the battles between the elder Green-

law and Shadrack are any indication, it should be an interesting campaign. Perhaps the two most interesting races for city residents are in Areas E and F. Our closest rural neighbours will have choice and both incumbents will be pushed. Coming off his loss to Michelle Mungall in the last provincial election, former director and former Liberal party candidate Josh Smienk is taking another crack at local politics. Smienk held the seat for what seemed like forever, many times adding fuel to the battles between rural and city taxpayers. Incumbent Ramona Faust has been much easier to work with when it comes to issues involving the city and perhaps that’s the reason Smienk has resurfaced. This is a race that should not only interest voters in the Balfour/Procter/Blewett areas, but city taxpayers as well. Area F is no stranger to controversy, but it seems how we dispose of our waste has spurred a threeway race. In part because of his support for the transfer station move to an area near Pacific Insight, incumbent Ron Mickel now faces a challenge from a pair of worthy candidates. Mike Keegan and Bruce Montgomery both have community participation resumes that should make this a tight race. It’s not going to be the most compelling election campaign in recent memory, but we can only hope the plotlines thicken over the next couple weeks and get us excited about heading to the ballot box in mid-November.

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Letters to the Editor

Wayne Germaine Serving Nelson & Area Since 1987.

The time for change is now Whether we are reading the newspaper, listening to the radio, or sharing in a discussion at our local coffee shop, the message seems to be loud and clear. Inequality is alive and well and the gap appears to be growing wider by the day. Occupying financial districts and other areas of interest is ongoing, unrest and clashes around the globe are now part of everyday life, and closer to home Homelessness Action Week 2011 has come and gone. Through all this there is a common thread.We all know in our hearts that as long as there is deep poverty living systematically side by side with great riches, we all remain the poorer for it. If you look around the

world at the countries that are healthier, happier and more secure, they are the most equal countries. Instead of accepting each other as equals on the basis of our common humanity as we might in more equal surroundings, “getting the measure of each other” becomes more important as status differences widen. Our community is one and as individuals we are many, but we cannot bring about change single-handed. Homelessness Action Week resulted in an enhanced awareness of the need to narrow the inequality gap and bring about change in our community. In our own unique way we all have the ability to bring about change

recognizing that there are times when we all need a helping hand. Without action and the desire to narrow the gap, we are simply a voice in the wilderness. Seeking an end to poverty is a far better solution than continuing to fund the ongoing treatment of it. To quote from Marshall Sahlins in Stone Age Economies, “Poverty is not a certain small amount of goods, nor is it just a relation between means and end; above all it is a relation between people. Poverty is a social status... it has grown... as an invidious distinction between classes.” We can be advocates for change... it’s in all of us. Chris Ingles Nelson

Keep transit a public service Re: “Council has second thoughts on transit,” October 14 At first glance the apologetic rhetoric alluded to by councillor Donna Macdonald seems innocent enough. But as I read the article, I came away with some serious concerns about the future of Nelson’s public transit system. For almost a century there have been great efforts to maintain reliable and affordable means of public

transportation for those who depend on this service. In the article, Macdonald states: “I am hoping that out of this we will identify a community-based option that perhaps helps not only to provide adequate Sunday service, but also helps to support a local non-profit, or a local business. “Hopefully we can find a way to provide the service and benefit the service provider as well.” This is a

SLUGS. To businesses that do not allow service dogs into their establishments. These loyal animals perform valuable services and are legally entitled to go everywhere that their owners are allowed to go.

disturbing idea to many. We already have a system and a provider in place. Macdonald’s statement rings of privatization, which to me is not the way to go. In my opinion transit is a service offered by the city, supported by local taxpayers. It is a necessary service that should not be replaced by privatization, with profit in mind. Bruce Melzack Nelson






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SLUGS. To the furnace installer that doesn’t want to service after installation.

HUGS. To Nelson for being such a passionate city.

SLUGS. To the Nelson airport being used to train would-be pilots. Most takeoffs head east right over lower Fairview. These training sessions happen daily for about four hours. All flights over a populated area are dangerous — extremely noisy — and very, very annoying. The engine noise from one plane in particular is gross. Stand anywhere between Gordon Road and Elwyn Street to verify. These training flights would be much more appropriate at a facility like the Castlegar airport.

SLUGS. To the cement truck that broke my windshield and the company that refuses to replace it – not company policy.

HUGS. To my friend Lori, for all of your help and support with my little business venture... you’re the best!

SLUGS. To people who donate food items to Christmas food hampers and local banks with expired dates on them. This is not a time to clean out your cupboards. Give from the heart and give something you yourself would like to eat!

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Kootenay Literary Competition

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Chaos and creation MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

The Nelson Literary Competition is casting its net a bit wider this year. The competition is renaming itself the Kootenay Literary Competition as it extends into all the Kootenays. “Until this year it was always focused in on Nelson and area. It was part of the Nelson and District Arts Council,” said Morty Mint, one of the competition’s organizers. This year there will also be two distinct competitions: One for adults and one for youth. “Last year we only had an adult competition and this year we wanted to see it

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expanded,” said Mint. “We had one submission last year from a young adult and it showed we’re not doing a heck of a lot in promoting this thing. This year we have two competitions aimed at youth.”

“People were talking about themes and all of sudden chaos came up which I thought was appropriate for Nelson and the Kootenays.” Morty Mint

Event Organizer

Youth can enter the Grades 10 to 12 category or the Grades 7 to 9 category. Young writers entering the Grades 10 to 12 category should use the following first line: “It wasn’t that I meant for it to happen...” and they also must use the words trick, 17 cents and sweet in their writing. Mint said competition organizers are going out to all of the secondary schools and all of the librar-

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ies in the Kootenays to try and drum up some interest from young writers. The theme for the adult competition this year is chaos. “I don’t know how chaos came up,” said Mint with a laugh. “I was at the meeting here at the agency, and people were talking about themes and all of a sudden chaos came up, which I thought was pretty appropriate for Nelson and the Kootenays.” Mint said last year the theme was isolation and some excellent writing submitted around that theme. The deadline for the Kootenay Literary Competition is November 15 at 5 p.m. Submissions can be emailed to kootenaylitcomp@gmail. com or dropped off at or mailed to Mint Agency at suite 6-560 Baker Street in Nelson. For full competition details such as entry fees and submission format visit the Kootenay Literary Competition’s website at litcomp.

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Always up to the challenge

Cont. from Page 1 “She loved Julia Child. She loved Mastering the Art of French Cooking and all the Silver Palate books,� Adams says. “Sort of back in my day, when I was in high school, other mothers weren’t cooking anything interesting or good, and there was some pretty unusual food at our house.� Even when the family went camping, the meals were special. “On camping trips we would eat stuffed salmon on cedar planks and clams right off the beach and Dungeness crab in big pots and mussels and spinach salad and fresh artichokes — just food that the other moms weren’t cooking. My mom was ahead of her time,� she says. Ahead of her time in many ways, because much of what Adams’ mom did throughout her childhood influenced how she would cook and create meals as an adult. Even though Adams, has a beautiful kitchen that looks over Kootenay Lake, with all of the essentials that a home cook needs, she loves the experience of creating something delicious from almost nothing. “One of my favourite things is the challenge of cooking something good without anything,� she says. “I love the camping cooking. If we’re in Europe and we just have a little hotel room or a little camper, I prefer to cook something good and try to set up a cute little setting somewhere rather than have a big kitchen full of everything. I think some of my best creations come from cooking just with what I have.�

For most cooks the ultimate challenge may be backcountry cooking, but Adams recently found herself in one of the most difficult cooking environments: a 19-year-old man’s apartment.

“I’ll see the food and then I’ll create the dish, as opposed to reading about something. I have lots of friends that are really good cooks and we talk about food all the time and different recipes.� Shelley Adams

Cookbook author

“Last week in Montreal, I was at my son’s apartment. I went to visit him,� she says. “He lives in this messy fiveboy apartment. His kitchen was messy with no pots and pans, no salt and no ingredients really, and he went, ‘Mom can you please cook some dinner for my 10 friends. I want to eat here. I don’t want to go to a restaurant. Can you please make dinner?’� Adams wandered the streets of Montreal, which she didn’t know very well, and began picking up the components for a meal that would please a host of hungry university students. “I woke up the next morning and went to the market knowing I had sort of an empty boy kitchen with beer bottles and that was about it,� she says. “I just bought really good ingredients, really good goat cheese, Gorgon-

zola, a bunch of fresh herbs — sage, thyme, tarragon, basil, and rosemary — shallots, organic chicken, sundried tomatoes, pine nuts, some nice beef tenderloin and arugula.� Armed with the ingredients she found at the market, a few basic tools (a roasting pan, a cutting board and a knife) and years cooking and creating, Adams got started making her feast. “At first it felt challenging, and then I felt smug that I was creating this dinner in this funny apartment in Montreal where I didn’t even know the city, the grocery stores or where anything was. It was kind of a fun day,� she says. “They didn’t have a dining room or a dining room table, so we just made this cute space in one of the boys’ bedrooms on this funny coffee table, with candles. I went and bought a platter and salad bowl. It was amazing what I could create with not much. We had this really nice, delicious dinner.� When Adams’ son and daughter were growing up, she says she spent more time in the kitchen baking bread, cakes and pastries but now she likes creating good, simple recipes that she tweaks and tests. But like most people living in the Kootenays, she likes being outside, biking, skiing and hiking. “I like finding

something good and simple to make so that I can still go and be out there all day, travel and do things with the kids,� she says. That attitude towards cooking is reflected in her latest cookbook, Whitewater Cooks with Friends. “I think most of my influence for recipes comes out of my head, also from restaurant dining, magazines, food that’s available when you go to the [Kootenay] Co-Op and you see the globe artichokes or whatever they have,� she says. “I’ll see the food and then I’ll create the dish, as opposed to reading about something. I have lots of friends that are really good cooks and we talk about food all the time and different recipes. “Now, here I am and I think I’m so busy with bike riding, kids, and retirement, well cookbooks, that my recipes are super simple. If you open up the book and are looking for something really wildly unusual to make, you’re not going to find it in here. You’re going to find things that you actually would make, but they’re not over the top at all. I think that appeals to people.� Whitewater Cooks with Friends is available at all local book stores. Whitewater Cooks and Whitewater Cooks at Home are also available throughout Nelson.

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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.



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

Oct. 27th - DJ Diggs with Keyz Free Show Oct. 28th - Orbatak, Philthkids & Suplex Free Show

Oct. 29th - Halloween Bash Funkhunters,C Mullin & J Pleasure

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Nelson historian Frances Welwood has written a rather special biography of a unique and intriguing Canadian woman, Annie Ross Garland Foster (1875-1974). Passing Through Missing Pages (Caitlin Press), will be launched at Touchstones on Thursday, October 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. By the time Annie Foster was elected Nelson’s first woman city councillor in 1920, this extraordinary woman had graduated from university in her native New Brunswick and taken on challenges from teaching in rural Saskatchewan and BC schools to nursing in military hospitals in Britain during World War I. A war widow herself, Annie championed the needs of the war’s widows and fatherless children locally and nationally. A burdensome sense of justice led Annie into a very personal, 20-year struggle and investigation involving sensational criminal trials at Nelson’s courthouse. Meanwhile she eked out a living and travelled back and forth across Canada researching and writing legal and inquiring psychological petitions to penal officials, the first biography of Canada’s Mohawk Princess poet Pauline Johnson and her own charming, but mysterious memoir. What a legacy Mrs. Foster left her adopted city. Foster Place in Fairview is her only memorial in Nelson.

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.


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 1 p.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.


The Nelson Lions will be selling firewood at lower end of Baker Street The Cathedral Parish bazaar will be held on Saturday, October 29 past Kal Tire beginning at 9 a.m. The price is $200 per cord. No early at 1:30 to 3 p.m. The bazaar will be at St. Joseph School at 523 Mill birds please. Street. There will be lots of door prizes, a bake sale and more. Looking for a way to stay in shape and have fun this winter? Join NelONE AND ONLY CHRISTMAS FAIR son’s first indoor ultimate frisbee league. Teams are actively recruitTime again for Balfour hall’s one and only Christmas craft fair on ing new players for the upcoming indoor league on Monday nights Saturday, November 5 from 9 p.m. until 3 p.m. We offer a full hall of at Soccer Quest beginning October 17. If you would like a taste of the artisans with top quality gifts for your Christmas lists. At this year’s game before signing up, head down to Lakeside fields where co-ed sale there will be water fountains, Christmas trees, pottery, jewelry, drop in games are held every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. till dark candles and the Pyjama Lady. Admission is free but should you or Sunday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. choose to bring a food item there will be a food hamper for the Amie Beaulieu Transition House. Come and enjoy our festive event. Shop It’s Trash to Treasure time again! This one-day event provides parlocally and support your neighbours. You just might be lucky and ticipants with an opportunity to give away used items to those who win one of our many special door prizes. may find value in them. This is also a chance for residents to search their community for their neighbours’ unwanted treasures. TomorAFRICAN FEAST row, residents are encouraged to place any gently-used, unwanted Grans to Grans will be holding their annual African feast on Sunday, household goods together at the front of their property in a location November 13 in the basement of Nelson United Church, 602 Silica that can be safely accessed by treasure hunters. A sign should clearly Street. Tickets will be $15 to $20, tickets for children under 12 is $10. indicate which items are available to take home. By 4 p.m. the same Tickets will be on sale at Cotton’s on Baker Street and Sensation at day all remaining items should be gathered up and taken inside. Visit 614 Josephine Street. All proceeds go the Stephen Lewis Foundation. the RDCK’s website to download a Trash to Treasure sign for your Through the Stephen Lewis Foundation we are supporting communi- lawn at ty level organizations that are turning the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa by providing care and support to women, orphans, grandmothers MONDAY, OCTOBER 23 Do you enjoy Scottish country dancing? Join in the fun every Monand people living with HIV and AIDS. day from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Central school gym, use Mill Street enFRIENDS OF THE NELSON LIBRARY FALL BOOK SALE trance. Beginners are welcome. For more information contact Kathy It’s time again for the Friends of the Nelson Library fall book sale. at 250-359-7545, June at 250-352-1836, or Beverly at 250-352-7850. The sale will be on October 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come down between 2 and 3 p.m. and get a bag-o’-books for $3. Donations will TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24 be accepted until October 22. Please no encyclopedias, textbooks or Interested in joining a drumming circle with guided rhythms? A group of beginners meats the second and fourth Tuesday evening of Readers Digests. every month at Bigby Place 509 Front Street. The drumming starts at CRAFT CONNECTION 7 p.m. and goes till 9 p.m. For information contact 250-352-5616. Craft Connection/Gallery 378 is looking for new and unique handmade items to sell in our annual Christmas Show: Seasonal Trea- WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25 sures. Print off an application form at and bring Play table tennis at Blewett Elementary School every Wednesday in your items to the jury before October 25 or call 250-352-3006 for from 5 to 7 p.m. when school is in session. The drop in fee is $2. For more information contact K. Rosenberg at 250-352-5739. more information.

October Yoga Class Schedule

Sunday 10:00-11:30 mellow Áow linsey 12:00-1:30 anusara yoga elissa Monday 12:00-1:30 anusara level I elissa 5:30-7:00 anusara level II elissa Tuesday 10:00-11:30 gentle yoga joy 12:00-1:30 hatha Áow mariska 5:30-7:00 vinyasa Áow mariska 7:30-9:00 yoga basics joy Wednesday 12:00-1:30 anusara yoga elissa 5:30-7:00 family yoga joy & mariska

Thursday 10:00-11:30 gentle yoga joy 12:00-1:30 hatha Áow chad 5:30-7:00 vinyasa Áow chad 7:30-9:00 yoga basics joy Friday 12:00-1:30 anusara level I elissa 5:30-7:00 anusara level II elissa Saturday 10:00-11:30 gentle yoga chad 12:00-1:30 hatha Áow cass 2:00-3:30 rebalancing joy

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Entertainment listings


The Royal

The Capitol Theatre

Below the Hume Hotel

330 Baker Street

421 Victoria Street

Saturday, October 22

Monday, October 24

Friday, October 21

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.


Saturday, October 29

Ellison’s Market and Cafe 523 Front Street

Saturday, October 22 Paper Lions 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, and at the door.

Tuesday, October 25

Hop on the Magic Bus for The Royal’s weekly electronic music showcase. This week Suplex will get the crowd moving so putting on your dancing shoes and get ready to groove. Showtime is 10 p.m. and cover is free.

Friday, October 28

Saturday, October 29

Cuff the Duke returns to The Royal stage with their indie rock influenced blend of traditional country and folk music. These guys are a real treat. Having toured and shared the stage with some of Canada’s greatest musicians, Cuff the Duke are becoming bonafide Canadian music icons themselves. Co-produced by Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor, the band’s fourth album Way Down Here features their most mature, captivating and impressive collection of songs to date. The up and coming indie pop ensemble Hooded Fang will open the show along with Fernie’s, Shred Kelly. Doors open 8 p.m. Tickets $10 available at Royal Espresso, and Eddy Music.

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You’ll love this great Kootenay Lake waterfront property located 30 minutes from Nelson in Balfour. Enjoy fishing for Rainbow trout right from your own dock and watch the Osprey and the Balfour ferry as it passes by to Crawford Bay. A twobay boat house is ready for your watercraft. A comfortable 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home with newer flooring waits your arrival.

Philip Hare 250.551.6580

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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In just a few short years, The Funk Hunters have built an international following, releasing music on labels around the globe and showcasing their signature high-energy DJ sets at some of the world’s most popular music festivals and clubs. The duo (Dunks and The Outlier) first teamed up because of a mutual love for “hunting” good music, and today this passion still rings true as they continue to champion the simple but often lost idea that the music itself comes first, regardless of attachments to genre. The Funk Hunters name is now in high demand, receiving bookings, accolades, and remix requests from all corners of the electronic music scene. Local boys Craig Mullin and Justin Pleasure will be playing saucy house music in the back room with Sijay on visuals for the night. Tickets are $15 in advance and doors open at 10 p.m.

Joel West is back, and is bringing House ‘n Home, the Halloween edition. Braden Early is in the mix too. Joel throws the best parties. We’re in for a trick or treat. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill


The Funk Hunters

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.

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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 their 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.


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Jana Cook 250.509.0901

Home and Acreage. Gorgeous 7.6 acre property in a rural setting, with stunning view, just 10 mins from Nelson. Brand new 2 yr old manufactured home with large sundeck ,a 576 sq ft. insulated garage, mature circular garden and greenhouse. Price is well below assessed value. Settle in before winter!

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Brand new 1/2 Duplex in Nelson with a fabulous view. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, laundryroom, large deck & storage room & single car garage. Kitchen includes custom cabinets with granite island & stainless steel appliances. Radiant Floor heating with finished concrete floors throughout. This is an affordable buy for a first time buyer!

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Friday, October 21, 2011 Nelson Star


Wondering what to do with your and only special life? The Rotary Leadership Camp (RYLA) is something you should consider. RYLA is an intensive, one-week leadership training program for approximately 50 youth from British Columbia, Idaho and Washington who wish to discover and build their leadership skills. The Camp is held at the Castlegar Campus of Selkirk College with accommodation provided in the dorms there in during the first week in July. Dates for 2012 are June 30th to July 7th. The program utilizes small-group format with presentations on 35 different leadership topics including: • Keys to understanding ourselves and others • Ethics • Group dynamics • Communication • Critical thinking • Goal-setting • Styles of leadership • Elements of community & global Leadership A number of guest & staff presenters from a variety of leadership perspectives will share information and lead group activities and discussion. Here is how a few Campers described their experience: “I’d heard from previous campers that RYLA was a life-changing experience, so I should have been prepared; however nothing could have really prepared me for what an incredible experience RYLA

truly was. I’ve gained invaluable practical knowledge & skills, but it was the combination of that with the intra- and inter-personal development that really made the lessons learned at RYLA resonate.” “RYLA has helped me dream big! It has inspired me to pursue amazing things with my life. I wouldn’t trade that experience for the world.” “I have been provided with tools, useful information that can be applied to my life and the way I live it. I have simply become more aware of how I want to live my life. This is an example of how RYLA is a truly rounded expeience.”

“It is feedback like this which is common from most of the campers that make this such a rewarding program to be part of ” says Dave Douglas, a member of the Nelson Daybreak Rotary Club, who has been an integral part of the program for 28 years. “To witness the growth in the young people during the Camp and follow their careers as they pursue leadership roles in colleges, universities business and their communities is so gratifying. It gives me great hope for the future.” Campers are sponsored by their local Rotary Clubs so there is no cost for them to attend. The Nelson Rotary Clubs

Rotarian Tooth Fairies in Guatemala This year the Rotary (Noon) Club of Nelson and ing under primitive conditions with only a few the Rotary Daybreak Club have teamed up to sup- hand-held dental tools. This year with the donation port the Mayan people of Guatemala in attaining of a full mobile clinic, Dr. Snively will be able to better dental health. The project will benet some perform more complex restorative procedures as of the poorest people of Guatemala living in ve well as and more importantly, surgical procedures. highland villages of approximately 22,000. SpeIn addition to providing necessary dental intercial attention will be givvention, Dr. Sniven to the many children eley will train who have never received dental assistants dental care or dental hyto provide basic giene/health education. dental cleaning/ In order to provide qualhygiene. Last ity dental service, the year, Rotarians Nelson Clubs are purobserved a dischasing half of a mobile turbing lack of dental clinic and the Oak dental health in Bay Rotary Club, is purthese communichasing the other half. ties. While in The Rotary Foundation Guatemala, Dr. has awarded our clubs a Snively and his District Simplied Grant team will also in order to aid in this provide an educainitiative. The Nelson tional component Rotary Club has donated Dr. Snively and local assistant provide dental care to a to encourage and $2500 to the project. The young girl teach better dental Daybreak Club applied health techniques for the matching grant as well as better and is undertaking the planing and tracking aspects nutritional choices. All these interventions will enof the program. hance both the dental and the general health of the Last year the Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak local Mayans. A contingent of Nelson Rotarians incontributed a dental travel pack, with sufcient cluding Michael Pratt and Bob Hargreaves & Cathsupplies to treat up to 200 patients. The pack con- erine will join Rotarians from Oak Bay including tained supplies to relieve pain as well as perform Jacqueline Mealing and Tricia Timmermans will extractions and basic restorative procedures. How- join Rotarian Snively on an extended volunteer ever, Rotarian dentist, Dr. John Snively, was work- project in Guatemala in 2012.

have been big supporters of this program sponsoring 3 to 4 young people each year. In addition to sponsoring Campers the Clubs host a BBQ for the Campers and staff on the Wednesday noon of the Camp, as the Campers are bussed to Lakeside Rotary Park for an afternoon at the beach on that day. A number of Nelson people have been regular presenters at the Camp and major supporters of the program. Here is what Joan Posivy, Professional Presenter says about the program and why she has presented without a fee at the Camp for the past 17 years. “It is such a joy to present at RYLA! The staff is highly skilled in creating a magnificent environment for the Campers to learn and grow and express themselves. “They do an amazing job of providing information, experiences and expertise - all within one week - for Campers to reach greater levels of achievement throughout their lives. I keep coming back because of the strong, positive results the program consistently delivers. I’m so thankful to be able to be part of the RYLA experience each year! For further information regarding RYLA or to receive an application form for next year’s Camp please contact a member of either Rotary Club or e-mail to connect with a member of the staff.

October 24 is World Polio Day A time for a local Rotarian to plan her part in the eradication effort

Trudging through the slums of India, searching for kids who do not have a purple stained pinkie ngers may not be the top priority for visitors to enchanting India. However, local Rotarian, Sheila Hart, who will lead District 5080’s Group Study Exchange Team to India in February, plans to being doing just that. Kids without painted pinkies have not been immunized against poliomyelitis. Sheila and her team will be helping to immunize thousands of children as part of a National Immunization Day in Bangalore, India on February 12. “Within every Rotarian there is a desire to see this dreaded disease staved” said Hart, “ I well remembers kindergarten playmates coming to school in braces and the devastation when polio hit the breadwinner of neighbours. Even today, there are Nelsonites who suffer from the latent effects of being aficted with polio as children. We just have to see this end. The Rotary Clubs of Nelson continue to do their part. In the past three years the two local clubs have realized fund raising goals that have seen $25,000 ow to The Rotary Foundation for polio eradication. Plans are in the works for the District wide fundraiser, “Cure Polio One Step at a Time”. Members will run or walk at special fundraising events being planned throughout the District between January 1 and May 29.” Rotary’s main responsibilities since 1988 have been fundraising, advocacy and volunteer recruitment. To date, Rotary worldwide has contributed more than US$900 million to polio eradication efforts. Thanks to Rotary and its partners, the world has seen polio cases plummet by more than 99%, preventing ve million instances of child paralysis and 250,000 deaths. When Rotary began its eradication work, some 350,000 children were inicted annually. In 2010, that number had decreased to 1349 cases world-wide. By September 2011, year to date statistics in September 2011, showed only 410 cases had been reported worldwide. “Polio is still endemic in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria” said Hart,“ but there has been a marked reduction in India to one case as a result of targeted Sub-National Immunization Days in which 75 million children are immunized on one day. World-wide polio eradication is the largest coordinated public health initiative that the world has ever seen. But being close is not good enough; we need to see this scourge eliminated from the face of the earth. As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere world wide, all children – wherever they live – remain at risk. I look forward to doing my part in the eradication effort”

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MEET THE 2011-2012 NELSON LEAFS The Executive

Russell Stocks

Chuck Brind’Amour

Lauretta Wilson


Vice President/Secretary

Director/Beverage Garden

Lori Stocks

Grant Arcuri

Brenda Nystrom




Gordon Davis

Jim Hawes



Beverly Dawe Marketing/Sales

The Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre (Bottle Depot) is located in the Star Transfer building at 120 Silica in Nelson. The building is just by the entrance to Cottonwood Creek Park across the bridge from Nelson Ford. The depot has been providing beverage container recycling services for the Nelson Area since 1982. As the need for recycling has grown so too has the bottle depot. Ass an authorized Encorp Pac Pacific (Canada) depot, hee Leafs Recycling Centre accepts and refunds full the dep posit on literally hundreds of beverage con deposit containers, inc cluding glass and plastic bottles, ttles, aluminium um pop cans, including app ple and tomato juice tins, bag-in-a-box and pouch apple con ntainers, drin ink k ccartons, carton and plastic jugs containers, drink jugs. Introducing: Int troducing: ing:: Electronic ct R Re Recycling Thee Nelson lson n Leafs Recycli Recy Rec cling ling Centre Cent is ppleased leas Recycling to ann nounc uncee our new electron electr nics n cs recycling recyclin program. pprrogram We announce electronics now w accept ept a number of electronic lectronic ctronic nic items item ite the depot, depp at the inc cluding u g computer comput ute tter equipment nt an a and televis te sio ions n . Fo F including televisions. Forr com comp mpplete m p ete te information iinfoormation rmation at n on o this thiiss excitin excit in ng new program, prog pr ogra raam, m complete exciting inc nccluding ding a list list of o the th hee electronics eelectr s pproducts pro roducts accepted, accepteed, d including ple eeas ase visit si the Enc Encorp n orp Pac Pacifi ficc webb site site at : si please ww ww corp p a. S Sm mall Electrical mall Electr ectrical ctricall A Appliance Appliances li Small The Nelson The elson Leafs Leafs Recycling Re Recyclin cycling l Centr Centr is now ow part of a Centre new w small ll appli ance recycling rrecyclin program pr ram too. Unplugged npp npl appliance acc cepts more moore than th 20 small smal electrical appliances, appl accepts 120 ran nging in size fr ffrom om m eelectric tric to rushes to co ou ranging toothbrushes countertop microwave ovens. Pro ts aare divided into categories Products ertop, time measurement, including: kitchen countertop, ent care, air treatment, weight measurement, garment floor care and personal care. The program recycles small appliances designed for residential use only and powered by batteries or plugged in to 12 Volt or 120 Volt power. Click to expand the categories below and see which products are accepted.

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Friday, October 21, 2011 Nelson Star


“Proud to be Supporters of the Nelson Leafs!” We are looking forward to another great season!

1200 Lakeside Dr Nelson, BC V1L 5Z3 (250) 352-7617

MEET THE 2011-2012 NELSON LEAFS Ht. 5’8” Wt.Goalie 165 lbs Position: Position: Forward Born: 01/05/1991 Born: 04/20/1994 Castlegar Nelson, BC Last team: Last Team: Fernie Ghostriders MM Kootenay Ice

#1 Andrew Walton

Ht. 5’8” Wt.Goalie 165 lbs Position: Position: Forward Born: 04/02/1993 Born: 04/20/1994 Kelowna B.C. Nelson, BC Last team: Last Team: Kelowna Midgets MM Kootenay Ice

#31 Patrick Defoe

Ht. 5’8” Wt.Defense 165 lbs Position: Position: Forward Born: 06/14/1994 Born: 04/20/1994 Trail B.C. Nelson, BC Last team: Last Team: Nelson Leafs Ice MM Kootenay

#4 Walker Sidoni

Ht. 5’8” Wt.Defense 165 lbs Position: Position: Forward Born: 03/20/1992 Born: 04/20/1994 Richmond B.C. Nelson, BC Last team: Last Team: Nelson Leafs Ice MM Kootenay

#5 Riley Henderson

Ht. 5’8” Wt.Forward 165 lbs Position: Position: Forward Born: 01/27/1993 Born: 04/20/1994 Vanderhoof B.C. Nelson, BC Last team: Last Team: Midget MM Kootenay Ice

Ht. 5’8” Wt.Forward 165 lbs Position: Position: Forward Born: 04/20/1994 Born: 04/20/1994 Nelson B.C. Nelson, BC Last team: Last Team: MM Kootenay MM Kootenay IceIce

#7 Carson Willans

#8 Matthew Naka

Ht. 5’8” Wt.Forward 165 lbs Position: Position: Forward Born: 09/21/1994 Born: 04/20/1994 Surrey B.C. Nelson, BC Last team: Last Team: Midget Hurricanes MM Kootenay Ice

Ht. 5’8” Wt.Forward 165 lbs Position: Position: Forward Born: 02/06/1993 Born: 04/20/1994 Saugus CA Nelson, BC Last team: Last Team: Midget AAA Ice Kings MM Kootenay

#12 Nik Newman

#14 James Sorey

Ht. 5’8” Wt.Defense 165 lbs Position: Position: Forward Born: 02/23/1991 Born: 04/20/1994 Calgary Nelson, BC Last team: Last Team:

Calgary Canucks MM Kootenay IceJr. A

#2 Jonathan Petrash

Ht. 5’8” Wt.Defense 165 lbs Position: Position: Forward Born: 05/12/1993 Born: 04/20/1994 Saugus Nelson, BC Last team: Last Team: Tier 3 LumberIceJacks MM Kootenay

#20 Taylor Carriveau

Ht. 5’8” Wt.Forward 165 lbs Position: Position: Forward Born: 03/27/1993 Born: 04/20/1994 Nelson B.C. Nelson, BC Last team: Last Team: Nelson Leafs Ice MM Kootenay

#10 Dallon Stoddart

Ht. 5’8” Wt.Forward 165 lbs Position: Position: Forward Born: 03/05/1994 Born: 04/20/1994 Creston B.C. Nelson, BC Last team: Last Team: Creston Thundercats MM Kootenay Ice

#15 Matti Jmaeff

Ht. 5’8” Wt.Defense 165 lbs Position: Position: Forward Born: 04/17/1991 Born: 04/20/1994 Surrey B.C. Nelson, BC Last team: Last Team: Nelson Leafs Ice MM Kootenay

#3 Tyler Parfeniuk

Ht. 5’8” Wt.Defense 165 lbs Position: Position: Forward Born: 02/04/1993 Born: 04/20/1994 Nelson B.C. Nelson, BC Last team: Last Team: Nelson Leafs Ice MM Kootenay

#23 Blake Arcuri

Ht. 5’8” Wt.Forward 165 lbs Position: Position: Forward Born: 09/21/1994 Born: 04/20/1994 Nelson B.C. Nelson, BC Last team: Last Team: MM Kootenay MM Kootenay IceIce

#11 Linden Horswill

Ht. 5’8” Wt.Forward 165 lbs Position: Position: Forward Born: 12/23/1992 Born: 04/20/1994 Maple Ridge B.C. Nelson, BC Last team: Last Team: Nelson Leafs Ice MM Kootenay

#16 Patrick Martens


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Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program Staff Slashed



BC Hydro defends Nelson cuts GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

BC Hydro says it will lean more heavily on community groups to deliver fish and wildlife programs in the region now that it’s closing its Nelson office and laying off several staff. Chris O’Riley, the corporation’s executive vice-president for generation, told the Star they are “committed to these programs in the Columbia region and across the province” and $8 million in annual funding will remain intact. “We are looking for operational efficiencies and ways to deliver the programs more effectively,” he says. O’Riley defended the closure of the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program’s Nelson office, which has been slammed by the Canadian Office and Professional Employees union as well

as MLA Michelle Mungall. He said the money saved in salaries and administration will be put back into environmental programs.

“We’ve looked at all our programs across the company. I think it’s fair to say we’ve hit many programs very hard.” Chris O’Riley BC Hydro

“Some of the efficiencies will come from providing more money directly to community groups to fund the important work that’s done in the program,” he says. “Since 1998, we’ve funded over 700 projects, and many of those were driven by community and environmental groups across the province. We plan on en-

hancing that.” He added the work will be administered from Castlegar, not Burnaby as the union stated. Although critics wonder whether Hydro will be able to adequately monitor the work, which is required under the terms of their water licenses, O’Riley says they are confident they can continue to meet their commitments. He says laid-off workers will have a chance to take on other roles in the company through a “fairly complicating” bumping process that will unfold over the next couple of months. However, there is confusion about the exact number of job losses: Hydro says six positions will be cut in Nelson and a “couple” in Castlegar, while the union says it’s four in Nelson and three in Castlegar. BC Hydro’s fish and wild-

life programs are separated into three divisions: Peace, Columbia, and Coastal. The Peace program based in Prince George is also facing layoffs, while the Coastal office already has minimal staff, and relies on community groups, O’Riley said. The layoffs are among over 300 announced last week in response to a government-commissioned panel that suggested Hydro had a bloated workforce and called for staff cuts to stave off rate increases. “We’ve looked at all our programs across the company. I think it’s fair to say we’ve hit many programs very hard,” O’Riley says. “This was an area where we thought we could realize some operational efficiencies and provide the same benefits with fewer people.” However, COPE local 378 called the move “political and arbitrary.”


A man found snoozing in an alley in the 100 block of Main Street in Salmo is in trouble with police. RCMP say they discovered him fast asleep around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday in near freezing temperatures. He was arrested for being drunk in public and was subsequently found to have more than a quarter of a kilogram of marijuana. He was released on a promise to appear in court on January 24. Charges of drug possession and causing a disturbance are pending.


Nelson RCMP say five parcels were stolen when seven rural mailboxes were vandalized, mainly along Blewett Road and one on Taghum Hall Road. The incidents happened between Friday afternoon and Sunday noon. The thieves tried to get into several compartments. Police are asking for tips.

THANK YOU! From West Kootenay EcoSociety

To all staff, naturalists, teachers, businesses, artists, musicians, story tellers, scientists, volunteers, BC Parks staff, municipal and provincial grantors, park lovers and campers for a very successful 2011 summer season at the KOKANEE CREEK PARK VISITORS CENTRE Thanks to all your efforts, we were able to provide interpretive programs, Jerry’s Rangers, guest speakers, fitness programs, nature art for kids, upgrades to the centre, book store, snack and coffee bar, internet service and more!



Children’s Programs

Comrade Henry Moscalenko Maureen Uhrich

Fiona Brown Charlotte Erlandsson Romany Watt-Osecki

Yoga Sharleen Bund Lesley Usiskin Julie Northfold Claudette Burton

BC Parks

Story Telling

Ross Burrell Mike Shoniker

Barry Gray Richard Rowberry Marilyn James Susan Hulland Carolyn McTaggart Claudette Burton

Science Mel Reasoner Shelia Roberts Marilyn Roberts Greg Utzig Lori Daniels Michael Proctor Ursula Lowrey

Special Presentations Eileen Delehanty Pearkes

Music Oxygen Orkestar Heavy Shtetl Earl and the West Arm Bottom Bouncers

Hugh Ackroyd Tom Rose

Kokanee Park Operators

Sponsors Columbia Basin Trust Environmetnal Initiatives Program British Columbia Conservation Fund Ramona Faust Regional District Director Area E Ron Mickel- Regional District Area F

Partners and in-kind support BC Parks Friends of West Kootenay Parks, Bill Bryce Oso Negro Coffee Otter Books Phoenix Computers Glynnis Camelleri, Sewing Designs Reos Video The Nelson Star The Nelson Post & In the Koots The Old World Bakery Willow Point Lodge

Ellison’s Starsicles Frozen Treats Nelson Chamber of Commerce

Visitors Centre Staff Mel Reasoner Monica Nissen Olivia Van Jarrett Genna Lintz Trina Saunders

Rose Leong Donna Leukov Serge Leukov Ursula Lowrey Doug MacDonald Isa MacDonald Deb Mycroft Klaus Offerman Romany Watt Osecki

Salmon Program Nancy Dohan Genna Lintz Marilyn Lawrence Monica Nissen

Interpretative Upgrades Brian McLachlan, Creative Artman

Volunteers Suzy Hamilton Kathy Alexander Paul Lindsey Boldizsar Tombe Carole Page Connie Bell Clo Burton Lisa Bramson Meg Luxton Katrina Brown Lorraine Brown Earl Hamilton

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Friday, October 21, 2011 Nelson Star


The Nelson Public Library and Touchstones Nelson present


Saloon A wild & woolly evening of tales & ales & food

Corky Evans remembers the great Ginger Goodwin ) Richard Rowberry enthralls with Three Fingered Frank ) & Carolyn McTaggart shivers our timbers with Gunpowder Gertie, Pirate Queen of the Kootenays ) with CBC Radio host and guest author Mark Forsythe as MC ) Honky Tonk & blues piano by Danielle Corbin ) and fabulous food by the Selkirk College Professional Cook Training Program ( 

Saturday October 29 6:00 pm

Annie Garland


She is one of the Kootenay’s most important female political pioneers, but a critical event in her life has been obscured — until now. Nelson author Frances Welwood journeys through the past to find the full story on Annie Garland Foster in Passing Through Missing Pages GREG NESTEROFF


Nelson Star Reporter

Mary Hall, Selkirk College

Kootenay Hotel circa 1899 collection of Touchstones Nelson

A GALA BENEFIT for the archival collections of the Nelson Public Library and Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History. ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY $45 (includes $20 charitable receipt) available at the  Nelson Public Library and Touchstones Nelson. Call 352-9813 or 352-6333 for more information. Heritage costumes optional. Consider booking a table of 8!


Greg Nesteroff photo

Frances Welwood points out Annie Ross Garland Foster’s portrait among a sea of men in City Hall. Welwood’s biography of Foster, the first woman elected to Nelson city council, will be launched next Thursday at Touchstones.

or over 20 years, Frances Welwood knew only vaguely of Annie Ross Garland Foster. When Welwood’s husband Ron took over as librarian at Nelson’s Notre Dame University in 1969, he inherited a file of correspondence between Foster — then elderly and living in White Rock — and his predecessor. Welwood didn’t, however, pay much attention to her until 1991, when the Nelson museum created an exhibit about prominent women of the city’s past. Foster certainly fit the bill: in 1920, she was the first woman elected to city council, and two years later became the first to run for mayor. Yet these were only a few of her accomplishments. Recognizing the name, Welwood volunteered to research Foster for the exhibit. It was the beginning of an odyssey that culminates next Thursday at Touchstones Nel-

son with the launch of Passing Through Missing Pages, Welwood’s biography of Foster. The title refers to an unpublished memoir Foster wrote when she was 63, entitled Passing Through, but later removed several pages from. Although Welwood isn’t certain why Foster excised them, she does have some idea of their contents. It’s not giving too much away to say Annie found herself wrapped up in a sensational murder case, acting as an advocate for the accused.



nnie grew up in New Brunswick, the eldest of three children. After graduating high school at the top of her class, she attended the University of New Brunswick and picked up a teaching certificate, but initially tried nursing. In 1905, she headed west. However, her idiosyncratic autobiography routinely fails to name Story continues to Page 17

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Cont. from Page 16 people and places, making Welwood’s job harder. “The first place she goes is somewhere near Regina, but she never tells you where,� Welwood explains. “She he spent four years att the University of New Brunswick, but not once does es she name the institunstitution. She had d these peculiariiarike ties that make spiyou very suspicious.� h Although Foster said she wrote rs her memoirs “so future generations may know how I felt and reacted,� Welwood aping points to “gaping holes� in thee story. “I was a little bit annoyed with the way she presented things, and used silly road blocks, because you knew darn well if anybody really wanted to know, like me, they could find out.� Welwood ultimately established the Saskatchewan town where Foster taught was Mortlach. “That was a hard one. I worked backwards from the name of a student she mentioned and used census records to narrow it down.� Foster then moved to Rosthern, where she first encountered the Doukhobors, whom she would write about later.

She arrived in Nelson by train in August 1908, and soon met William Garland Foster, editor of the Daily News. They took meals at the same boarding house.

Annie taught at Central School and was secretary of the Nelson University Club. In 1914, she became the first woman principal of Hume School. The outbreak of World War I hastened her marriage to Garland Foster, and their departure from Nelson, first to Vernon where her husband was in military training, then to London, where she became a Red Cross nursing sister. Days before the armistice, Garland Foster was killed in action. To compound her grief, Annie lost the twins she was carrying. She returned to West Kootenay to teach, while

becoming involved in the Great War Veterans Association. “She was quick to realize that you didn’t just come home and say ‘Okay, war is finished. I’ll go back to being a postman,’� Welwood sa says. “You bring all this th bagggage with yyou. She w was inte terested in m mental disab abilities and the effect of trau trauma.� In the process, she became involved in pol politics and was ele elected to Nelson council. Althoug Although she helped rrestore the city’s streetcar system to sound financial ffooting, her husban husband’s old newspaper was not kind to her her. She did not seek re-election, although in 1922 she ran unsuccessfully for mayor. In the next few years, her life took a shocking turn. It was this period she deleted from her autobiography, leaving a pencil notation “Six pages removed.� “That leaves me to speculate why and at what point,� Welwood says. “Did she simply not want people to know?� Welwood isn’t sure if she was the first person in Nelson to learn Annie’s secret, but “if I didn’t give the whole story, I’d be as guilty as she was of holding back. You don’t do it for sensation-seeking reasons.




You do it because this is a real human interest story.â&#x20AC;? That was Annieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal life. Professionally, she eked out a living as a writer, frequently contributing to newspapers and magazines. Her biography of Mohawk princess Pauline Johnson was the standard text for many years, and she was a charter member of the Canadian Authors Association. At 55, she also enrolled in a library sciences program at McGill University. Welwood travelled to New Brunswick and White Rock in pursuit of Annieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story, and about six years ago sat down to write. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She wrote her memoirs at 63. I was

writing about her memoirs when I was 63. It clicked right from the beginning, and I felt she has become a friend.â&#x20AC;? Welwood took a year to produce the first draft, with husband Ron going through each chapter as it was completed. The manuscript then went through several revisions before Caitlin Press agreed to publish it. Welwood showed it to local writing instructor Verna Relkoff, who â&#x20AC;&#x153;changed direction on it a bit to include me and my search. So every once in a while I come into the story.â&#x20AC;? Next Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s launch at Touchstones runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

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Ridership on Nelson’s Streetcar 23 this year was the highest since the vintage tram was placed back on track in 1992. Rudy Boates, president of the Nelson Electric Tramway Society, says well over 15,000 people boarded the car in 2011, compared to 13,715 in 2010. “We’re getting a lot of national publicity and more tours all the time,” he says. In fact, a TV crew from Montreal was in town last week shooting around Nelson, and spent three or four hours chartering the streetcar. They also got footage of the Kootenay Lake ferry, Kokanee Glacier, and other parts of BC for a segment expected to air in Quebec. Increased fare revenue will definitely help the society’s bottom line, Boates adds. “We have to have money in the bank in case of emergencies. We have liability insurance,

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the electric bill, and do a lot of repairs to the track. We’re doing okay financially, but we’ve got to be careful.” The society is continuing the huge job of replacing ties on the streetcar’s line between Lakeside Park and the Prestige Inn. Last year they also replaced the car’s wheels. Although their season has ended, the society will provide free rides from 12 to 4 p.m. on Remembrance Day, weather permitting. Boates says 70 or 80 people took advantage of the service last year, despite the fact it was not well advertised. “It was very successful,” he says. “We’ll accommodate anybody who shows up.” The society remains on the lookout for volunteer drivers. Although they have 57, Boates says they lose some every year, as their average age is over 60. Four are needed per day to keep the streetcar going from Easter to Thanksgiving. Prospective drivers must pass a course first.

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Storytellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Saloon: a Wild and Woolly Evening of Tales and Ales and Food

Tapping into Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s raucous barroom past GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter


t was Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most infamous crime: early on December 23, 1911, a would-be thief, startled at being caught, opened fire in the Manhattan saloon, leaving two men dead. Albert P. Balsom, initially mistaken for one of the victims, was soon arrested for the murders of proprietor Caleb A. Barton and cook John Le Tual. When the matter came to trial, for some reason the charge involving Le Tual was dropped, but after deliberating for three hours and 37 minutes, a jury convicted Balsom of manslaughter in Bartonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death. During sentencing, the judge remarked the verdict was very lenient. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two men are dead and you are still living,â&#x20AC;? Justice Gregory said before sentencing Balsom to 15 years in prison. The crime, described in the Daily News as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the worst

tragedy of the kind which had ever occurred in Nelson,â&#x20AC;? also caused the downfall of police chief Charles W. Young, who was fired partly due to testimony that suggested lapses in the investigation. Dr. L.E. Borden wrote in his memoir that the Manhattan was â&#x20AC;&#x153;supposed to be one of the quieter saloons.â&#x20AC;? Following the double murder, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The trade of this saloon diminished rapidly and [it] was soon closed. The building stood unoccupied for many years and just before I left Nelson in 1955, I saw it being demolished to make room for business expansion.â&#x20AC;? Borden added that in its early days, Nelson â&#x20AC;&#x153;could have called itself the Saloon Capital of the Kootenays for among its businesses were 18 hotels and an almost equal number of saloons.â&#x20AC;? On Saturday, October 29, Touchstones Nelson and the Nelson Public Library will tap into the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s barroom past as they team up for Storytellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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The Manhattan saloon, at 505 Josephine Street, supposedly â&#x20AC;&#x153;one of the quieter saloonsâ&#x20AC;? in Nelson, was the scene of a double murder in 1911. The Nelson Public Library and Touchstones Nelson are teaming up on a saloon-inspired fundraiser next weekend.

Saloon: a Wild and Woolly Evening of Tales and Ales and Food. The joint fundraiser will benefit the archival and special collections of both institutions. Librarian Anne DeGrace says while they used to partner with the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, the latter has shifted its energy away from a big annual event. The library,

however, wanted to keep up the momentum, as well as its relationship with Selkirk College. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now that the library expansion was finished and our new archives room complete, we wanted to work on making information about our collection more accessible to the public,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Partnering with Touch-

stones and its archives made perfect sense.â&#x20AC;? With its half of the proceeds, the library will build a regional directory of local materials â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not just those in their own collection. The first year of the project will be data collection, the second year will see the results placed online, and the third year may involve digitizing some materials. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We both recognized that people wishing to access our organizationsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; archives have a lot of wading to do to find what they want,â&#x20AC;? DeGrace says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We agreed that a directory was a great place to start.â&#x20AC;? Touchstones executive director Leah Best says their portion of the funds will allow them to buy software to catalogue their archival collections and make descriptions available online. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For us itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more about getting all of this information thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in [retired archivist] Shawn [Lamb]â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head into a Story continues to Page 21

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City Councillor Gets Crash Course in Fire Ops

Walking in firefightersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; boots MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

Nelson city council meetings often get heated, but now thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a councillor who has the skills to put out some of the fires. The Vancouver Fire Department hosted Fire Ops 2011 during the Union of British Columbia Municipalities meetings that took place at the end of September, and councillor Robin Cherbo was able to get in on the action. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It does give an inkling of what our firefighters go through,â&#x20AC;? said Cherbo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For one thing, going into the burning building you couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see anything. I thought well, why they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t they have lights, and someone explained that would be like shining your headlights into a blinding snow storm.

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interesting to learn and feel your way through.â&#x20AC;? The MLAs, mayors and councillors participated in confined space exercises, exposure protection, putting out a car fire with an air pack, learned to use the jaws of life to remove a person from a vehicle, CPR exercises, and entry into a burning building which included moving a body 10 feet into

Continued from Page 20 searchable database. Like most small museums we have tons of things we can be doing, but this has risen to the top of the priority list.â&#x20AC;? Teaming up with the library was an easy sell, she adds: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also talked about joint programming, and I think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see some of that in the future as well.â&#x20AC;? DeGrace credits Harry Pringle of Selkirkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s professional cook training program â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which will provide the

the corridor and putting out the fire. Gord Rae with the Nelson Fire Department went to Vancouver to assist in the exercise and said all the participants were told the exercises were in a controlled environment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They had somebody there if something went wrong,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The car fires were propane fired with a little bit of

food â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for coming up with the saloon theme. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He and Wendy Anderson of the resort and hotel management program know that the students get creative when they have a colourful theme to work with â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and so the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;wild and woollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; theme was born.â&#x20AC;? Storytellers Carolyn McTaggart, Richard Rowberry, and Corky Evans will all spin yarns with rough edges. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Carolynâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gunpowder Gertie tall tale fits the theme in the tradition of

wood in them for the smoke. We tried to make it as realistic as possible to a point. We figure they did 20 per cent of what we would do on a call because everything was controlled.â&#x20AC;? Rae said the Fire Ops were also valuable to teach the differences between the way firefighters work in Vancouver compared to smaller cities like Nelson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Vancouver when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going into a fire, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going in with four guys. In Nelson when we go into a building, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going in with two guys. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big difference,â&#x20AC;? said Rae. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When Vancouver has a house fire they know theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get 15 to 20 guys within the first five minutes of that call. We respond with two guys and we can be waiting 10 to 15 minutes for our second truck to get there.â&#x20AC;?

barside storytelling, as does Richard Rowberryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Three-Fingered Frank,â&#x20AC;? DeGrace says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Corky Evans is always entertaining, and Ginger Goodwin is just a great story. All of the characters in these stories push boundaries one way or another.â&#x20AC;? The fundraiser at Mary Hall starts at 6 p.m. Mark Forsythe, host of CBC Radioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BC Almanac, is the MC. Tickets are available until Wednesday for $45 per person, through Touchstones and the library.

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Present level: 1742.39 ft 7 day forecast: Holding. 2011 peak: 1751.71 ft./2010 peak: 1748.68 ft.


Present level: 1742.32 ft. 7 day forecast: Holding.

Dateline October 13, 1938

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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 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.

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“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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o the glory of God and the service of humanity.” Ven. Archdeacon Fred H. Graham, in the presence of many citizens, formally dedicated Kootenay Lake General Hospital’s new wing. Visitors circulating through the new wing at the northeast side of the main building saw a completed structure, which was started last spring, and has a cost of about $13,657.98. It has six wards, five on the third floor and the children’s or Soroptimist’s on the second floor. There are two two-bed wards, one fourbed ward, two private wards and the children’s ward with six beds, making a total of 16 beds.


Dateline October 15, 1938

ollowing action by the International Joint Commission yesterday granting permission to the West Kootenay Power and Light Company to carry out its water storage and flood control program Lorne A. Campbell, vice-president and general manager, announced that the Company’s immediate program included enlargement of No. 2 plant at Upper Bonnington up to a developed capacity of 82,000 h.p. from the present 32,000 h.p. This will make it the largest of the Company’s four plants on the Kootenay River, whose combined developed capacity will be raised to 260,000 h.p. Work on the Kootenay River widening at Grohman rapids will be underway in approximately one month, the intervening time being required for assembly of machinery.

Dateline October 19, 1938


any hundreds of dollars worth of damage was done by burglars who broke into the assay office of E.W. Widdowson on Josephine Street. They ransacked the place, breaking or damaging sensitive instruments and stealing gold. Mr. Widdowson’s own drills had been used in an unsuccessful attempt to open the safe and the burglar had left a large clear footprint on the safe door, where he had apparently braced himself

while trying to open it. Quick action by the police led to the arrest of Lawrence Wright at his shack at the head of Stanley Street, near the Great Northern tracks. Wright has confessed to this offense and also to the robbery at the McKenzie, White and Dunsmuir office and the burglary in the car barns on Hall Mines Road.

Dateline October 28, 1938


asoline retailers in Nelson continued to “sit tight” Thursday selling gas at the prices in effect previous to the provincial government ordered reduction. They are awaiting the outcome of the legal hearings in which oil companies are seeking an injunction restraining the government from fixing the price. It is their expressed belief that on the basis of the present spread and the present volume of business, it would be suicidal for them to absorb more than one cent of the reduction. The Government proposes to cut three or four cents per gallon off the retail price which would reduce the price per gallon in Nelson to 32 cents.

Dateline October 31, 1938


ysteria among radio listeners throughout the United States and actual panicky evacuations of the metropolitan areas resulted from a too-realistic broadcast tonight describing a fictitious and devastating visitation of strange men from Mars. Excited and weeping persons all over the country swamped newspaper and police switchboards with the question: “Is it true?” Nelson folk who heard the radio program were hardly panicky, but there were a good many who wondered about the visit of the Martian men as described, and since the reality of the broadcast was so marked, telephoned the Nelson Daily News to ask for information. The reply that no information had come “over the wires” reassured them, but it was not until the telegraph story was at hand that some of the questioners were fully reassured. The radio play was apparently based on H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, and produced by Orson Wells.

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Leafs shed Nitehawks MEGAN COLE

Nelson Star Reporter

The Nelson Junior Leafs head into back-to-back weekend games with a big win Wednesday night against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. The midweek victory over their Neil Murdoch Division rivals is the third in a row for the Leafs after a successful road trip to the Okanagan last weekend. The Leafs were the first to get on the board Wednesday at the Nelson and District Community Complex with a goal from rookie Matthew Naka with only six and a half minutes left in the opening period. The score was 1-0 going into the second, but it was the Nitehawks who came out of the dressing room with the jump and tied the game 11 minutes into the period. One minute later they beat Leafs starter Andrew Walton to take a 2-1 lead. The Leafs didn’t let the pressure get to them as James Sorey slid the puck

Leafs forward Max Mois gets a chance during Wednesday night’s game against the BeaMegan Cole photo ver Valley Nitehawks at the NDCC.

behind Mike Vlanich, tying the game at two. The game looked like it would go into the third period tied, but with one second left in the second, Leafs veteran Patrick Martens snuck the puck past Vlanich, giving the Leafs a one goal lead headed into the final period.

Momentum shifted during a Nitehawks powerplay giving them the chance to score, but Max Mois regained the one goal edge with a strong goal halfway through the period. With seconds left in the game, Martens came back, scoring another goal on the Nitehawks’ empty net.

Final score: Leafs 5, Nitehawks 3. The Leafs play again on home ice when they take on the Columbia Valley Rockies on Saturday night at 7 p.m. On Sunday the Leafs are back in action on home ice against the Summerland Steam starting at 2 p.m.

Kootenay International Junior Hockey League

Martens finding his scoring touch Patrick Martens

BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

It’s not exactly the spot Patrick Martens expected to be at this point of the KIJHL season — leading the league in scoring. But after another three-point outing Wednesday night that’s exactly where the Nelson Junior Leafs sniper finds himself... top of the heap. “It’s just the way it goes sometimes,” Martens said of his current hot streak. “It definitely feels good.”

Though expected to put up points in his second season with the local juniors, the Maple Ridge-raised forward has emerged as one of the top scoring threats in the league. In the Leafs’ two-game road swing to the South Okanagan this past weekend, Martens scored four goals against Summerland on Friday night and added three more on Saturday against Penticton. Story continues to ‘Line’ on Page 26

KIJHL Stats League Standings Neil Murdoch Division TEAM GP W Nelson 15 11 Beaver Valley 12 9 Castlegar 11 7 Spokane 13 4 Grand Forks 10 0

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The Nelson City Soccer League crowned its champions earlier this month at Lakeside pitch after two spirited playoff weekends. In the Leo’s Men’s Open Division it was the Innkeepers (top) who took home the trophy. In the Finley’s Ladies Rec League it was the Lily Whites (middle) who powered their way to a championship. And in the Jackson’s Hole Men’s Masters Division, Jackson’s Hole (bottom) who secured the hardware.

Line chemistry plays big role Cont. from Page 25 Seven goals in two games. When was the last time he did that? “Maybe in pee wee… it’s been a long time,” he said with a smile. The entire Leafs team has shown that offense is one of their strengths. But in the last few games it’s the line of Martens, Colton Schell and rookie Matthew Naka that has emerged as the team’s number one weapon. “I think our whole line has played together really well,” Martens said. “Colton just keeps giving me the puck and I put it in. On the weekend the defence helped out… it was really a team effort and it was just my turn to score goals.” Having Leafs coach Frank Maida keep the line together since the start of the season hasn’t hurt the chemistry. “It helps,” said Martens. “We have learned to play with each other now and we are comfortable on the ice. You don’t even have to look, you just know where the other guy is going to be.” Former Leafs coach Chris Shaw recruited Martens and brought him to Nelson from the Lower Mainland last season. Though his goal is to move on to a Junior A club, Martens said playing Junior B in Nelson has been a great experience. “I love it here,” he said. “It’s slower, the people are more interesting and it’s beautiful.” Martens said it’s hard to pinpoint the exact reason for the recent points spurt, but he’s not complaining. “My confidence is back,” he said when asked to explain. “I’m hitting the net more and they are going in.” If only it was that simple.

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Cuts to Nelson Bus Service

Transit angst spills over in the downtown Nelson transit users and advocates rallied again Thursday to protest cuts to the city’s bus service. About 50 people were involved in the rally at its peak. Chanting and waving placards, they marched from the library to city hall. Organizer Curtis Nickason took issue with Mayor John Dooley’s characterization of transit in a recent Star story as an “emotional” issue. “Seems to me it’s a ridership issue,”

ABOVE and BOTTOM RIGHT: Transit advocates marched from the library to city hall Thursday. BOTTOM LEFT: Barry Nelson (with sign) and Curtis Nickason rallied the crowd.

Text and photos by Greg Nesteroff

Friends of the Family would like to thank the businesses and individuals who contributed to our recent fundraiser. Kim Palfenier Verna’s Country Kitchen Tony and Dom Maglio Graham Jamin Nelson Star Hall Printing Maglio Building Centre Kalesnikoff Lumber Pete Taillon, Save on Foods Kolmel Jewellers The Bridge 103.5 Paul (Manager - MarketFest/Cottonwood Market) Real Canadian Wholesale Club Wal Mart Habits Bia Boro Extra Foods Barry Merovitz, RMT, Medical Arts Massage Clinic Through the Looking Gass Mountain Baby OSO Negro Save On Foods Eddy’s Music Esprit De La Femme Flexy’s Fruit Stand Handsels Tara Davis Studio Boutique4 R.O.A.M. Nelson Co-op And all the volunteers for their hard work!

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Nickason said to cheers. “I see seniors here fighting for transit. I see the disabled, students, families. “Bottom line is I see people relying on a service that gets us around this town and allows us to support our local businesses.” The city cancelled Sunday bus service

in August, although council has since passed a motion to look at alternate ways of funding it. Barry Nelson told the crowd Vancouver provides much larger per-rider subsidies. “It kind of says the transit system in Nelson is getting a raw deal.”

Notice: The Annual Fall Meeting of the Granite Pointe Golf & Recreation Society will be held at the Granite Pointe Clubhouse on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 PM. Please plan to attend for the election of six Directors to Board of the Society. An update of 2011 results to date and plans for 2012 will also be discussed.

The local chapter of the MS Society would like to thank everyone who helped make the 8th Annual “A Taste of Nelson” such a successful event! SOLD OUT. Congratulations to BIBO, who was voted by our guests to receive the “Best Presentation Award” for the presentation of their Snow Crab Croquette. June McEwen of BIBO says, “We want to thank everyone who came out to support the MS Society and take part in such a great event!” THANK YOU! To our food and beverage suppliers for donating the amazing food

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City asks protesters to respect public property Continued from Page 3 Witnesses said occupiers approached the man peacefully and asked him to leave because he was drunk. He then allegedly assaulted a 27-year-old protester, who suffered minor facial injuries. The suspect was released on conditions and will be in court January 10. On Wednesday, Occupy Nelson organizers met with Mayor John Dooley to address some of their concerns. “The meeting went really well,” said Dooley. “They talked about their strategy around looking after the site, keeping it clean, how they can be fed, access to washrooms and removal of garbage.”

Dooley confirmed power had been cut off to the campers. “We weren’t sure what the power was going to be used for. We saw a lot of different items showing up and our breaker system couldn’t handle it. There’s only one small plug there,” he said. The main requests put forward by the Occupy Nelson group were for garbage bags, removal of the garbage, power, washroom access and they asked if they could put tarps up. The city also put forward some of their concerns. “Our number one request was for them to be respectful of the location and our property and the property next door,”

“Our number one request was for them to be respectful of the location and our property and the property next door. These are community assets and people want them properly looked after.” John Dooley

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said Dooley. “These are community assets and people want them properly looked after.”

The city also asked that if the occupiers stay until Remembrance Day that they clear the site by November 9. “After that they can decide whether they want to return or not. The Remembrance Day ceremony is very important to the community,” said Dooley. In the interest of grounds maintenance, the city also asked that the occupiers pick a designated area to set up their tents. “We can’t conduct any maintenance on the grounds if there are tents and other things set up. We have a lot of work to do to prepare for the winter with our lawn maintenance, our tree pruning program and the lights

that we put in trees for the winter. And we need to do maintenance of our rose gardens and so on,” said Dooley. The occupiers are hoping that the movement continues even though they aren’t sure what the outcome will be yet. “The end outcome no one really knows. It can mean a lot of different things for a lot of different people as far as the outcome of the movement,” said Shper. “For me it’s more of an awakening and a great awakening and a show of global community because there’s never been something like this before. There’s never been a global demonstration to this scale.”

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being met. “New programs such as this is very exciting for our depot,” says centre manager Beverley Dawe. Lots of other new recycling ideas are also being looked at and will be coming in the future. For now you can visit the Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre to drop off your e-waste, small appliances, milk containers, and their largest recycling stream, beverage containers, anytime Monday to Saturday 8:30


Beverly Dawe (middle) and the recycling centre’s staff.

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Churches of Nelson Invite Him into your heart By Pastor Ken Keber Bethel Christian Centre

As I looked at one of the mountains in our the door, I will come in and eat with him, and area, I noticed that there was fresh snow he with me.â&#x20AC;? capping the top of the mountain. This is a sure The answer is found in opening up your life sign that winter is not too far oďŹ&#x20AC;, so my wife to Jesus by inviting Him into your heart to be and I have spent the last few days getting ready your Lord and Saviour. Why not pray and for winter. Every year it is the same story for invite Him into your heart right now? most of us. As winter approaches we make sure that our yard and house are as ready as we can make them. As I was thinking about the time we spend getting ready for winter each year, my thoughts moved to how most of us spend so much time getting ready for retirement. First Baptist The average person will spend Church most of their working life; say 40 611 Fifth Street 250-352-3212 to 50 years, trying to get ready for Worship Service: 10:00 am a few years of retirement. Now Pastor: Rev. Scott Simpson there is nothing wrong with this practice. As a matter of fact if we can, it is very prudent for us Part-time childcare available at to prepare for retirement. The Cornerstone Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre 250-352-9910 thing that I ďŹ nd interesting is that we so rigorously spend our lives preparing for 10 to 20 years of retirement, but we spend little or no eďŹ&#x20AC;ort preparing for eternity. The Bible makes it very clear that our few short years here on earth determine our eternity. The choices that we make now literally make the diďŹ&#x20AC;erence between heaven and hell. This being the Your Pastors: case, one would think it wise Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows to spend much of our time and (New to Nelson) energy preparing time without 250 551 4986 601 Vernon Street (Middle Level) end. Jesus told the story of a rich farmer in Luke chapter 12. This man had more than he knew what CATHEDRAL OF MARY IMMACULATE to do with. As he considered what 813 Ward Street 352-7131 to do, he decided that he would tear down his barns and build Sunday Mass Times: bigger barns to contain everything. t4BUVSEBZQN Then he thought to himself, t4VOEBZBN â&#x20AC;&#x153;When thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done I will be able BOEBN to sit back and enjoy the easy life. I can party and have fun for many Parish office open weekday mornings. years to come.â&#x20AC;? Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pick the story up towards the end starting at verse 20 when God says what He thinks about this manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans: â&#x20AC;&#x153;But God said to him, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?â&#x20AC;? Loving Jesus, Loving People, None of us knows how long we Transforming Lives have in this life. The bible says that there is an appointed time â&#x20AC;˘ for each of us to die, and after 702 Stanley St. â&#x20AC;˘ 352.9613 that we stand before God to be Sundays at 10:00 am judged. May I suggest that the Pastor Arden Gustafson Pastor Chris Wiens most important decision that we can make in our life is to choose eternal life by accepting Jesus â&#x20AC;˘ Christ as your own personal Lord 7741 Upper Balfour Rd. â&#x20AC;˘ 229.2301 and Saviour. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t only spend all Sundays at 9:30 am your time and energy planning Pastor Jason Ashley for a short time of retirement; rather spend your time and energy â&#x20AC;˘ preparing for eternity. 2840 Eden Rd. â&#x20AC;˘ 359.5065 â&#x20AC;&#x153;How do I do that?â&#x20AC;? you may ask. Sundays at 10:00 am Jesus gives us the answer in Rev. Pastor Jesse Lerch 3:20 where He states: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens

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Paul ElasoďŹ&#x20AC;, of Goose Creek, BC, passed away on October 11, 2011, surrounded by loving family and friends. He was 87 years old. He was born on September 26, 1924, in Nelson British Columbia, to Peter and Ann ElasoďŹ&#x20AC;

Throughout his life, Paul worked at various jobs in agriculture, forestry as well as most of the major dam construction projects in the West Kootenays. He will be missed by his wife of 56 years, Tina, and their children, Harold (Shirley) ElasoďŹ&#x20AC;, grandson Colton, and Marlene (Mark) Sylvest, as well as his sister Nettie OstrikoďŹ&#x20AC;, brother, Peter ElasoďŹ&#x20AC;, and his nieces and nephews, whose company he so enjoyed. Paul was predeceased by his mother and father, his brother Bill and his sister Polly. Paul was interred at the Krestova cemetery on October 15, 2011. The ElasoďŹ&#x20AC; family greatly appreciates the kindness and support of family and friends during Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s illness. We thank Dr. Falk, Dr. Malpass, Dr. Kahlia, and Dr. Garcia along with the staďŹ&#x20AC; of Kootenay Lake District Hospital for the care they provided. The funeral was managed with expertise and professionalism by Harry Zeabin and the Castlegar Funeral Chapel with contributions from the Krestova community singers, cooks and cemetery workers as well as Fomiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bakery. Finally, the family recognises the excellent work of the BC Cancer Agency, the BC Ambulance employees, and the Crescent Valley Fire Department ďŹ rst responders. In Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory, the family invites donations to the Kootenay Lake District Hospital.

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September 22 1927- September 11, 2011

W announce the passing of Mary Schuman (Schols), in the We prese presence of her loving family on September 11, 2011 at the age off orking 83 in New Denver, BC. Mary was born on a farm in Banksend, Sk, her working he to Yorkton, Sask were she met and married the love of her life Al life took her arm in Schuman. Together with their ďŹ rst born they moved west landing on a farm ntured the Pouce Coupe BC area where they built their family. Mary and Al ventured and lived in many areas of BC and throughout the years they built many long lasting friendships that remained throughout her life and currently deeply mourn her loss. Her country courtesy was always extended to family and those that she called friend. She was the anchor for her family which was her ďŹ rst and most cherished priority. Her pride in her family was always evident and shared with others. Mary had a great work ethic demonstrating exemplary pride in whatever job she engaged and this example has been reďŹ&#x201A;ected by the rest of her family. The most valued aspect of her life was that she always had her priorities in order and took joy in balancing family, work and fun. The gifts she gave her family was how she lived her life with self determination, demonstrating examples of patience, respect, endurance, strength and love. Her greatest gift to those she loved and loved her was her warmth, caring, humour and laughter which she gave unconditionally at any given moment. Mary was predeceased by her parents Harry and Elizabeth, brother Jack and grand-daughter Tina. She will be lovingly missed and remembered by her loving husband Al of 63 years, her 94 yr old sister Elizabeth (nieces and nephews), her children, Sharon (Doug), Shirly, Diana (Stuart), grandchildren; Pam, Charlene, Michael (Nicole), and Wade, her great grandchildren Leila, Kaylee, Christina, Blaine and Holden. Wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend were roles she ďŹ lled with love and caring and her passing has left a great void in many hearts. Thanks for the many happy memories. At the request of Mary no formal service will be held at this time. A celebration of life will be organized for September of 2012. The Schuman/Nelson family would like to thank the many health care professional that provided compassionate and supportive care during her illness. We would like to also thank the staďŹ&#x20AC; at Slocan Community Hospital for their compassionate care and support during the passing of our loved one. We would also like to thank the community for their care and support over the years and their many condolences and kind words of sympathy and support during this diďŹ&#x192;cult time. For those that wish to in lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, we request that a donation be made to the Kidney Foundation at in memory of Mary.

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Opportunities on our Castlegar Campus

DEAN OF COMMUNITY, CORPORATE AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Have a strong impact on our College community In this multi-faceted leadership role, you will manage and support Community Education initiatives, Selkirk International and the Distributed Learning Centre. Your responsibilities will range from developing strategic international partnerships and promoting teaching and curriculum excellence to developing revenue-generating activities and integrating programs and students into the community through web-based learning. A seasoned administrator who is at home in a collaborative and collegial environment, you have well-developed cross-cultural communication skills and an understanding of cultural expectations. Closing date: November 10, 2011.

SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR A part-time (50%) role for an entrepreneurial, internationally focused project manager Working with our Community, Corporate and International Development (CCID) team, as well as international and community partners, you will lead the implementation, development and administration of special projects. Researching training trends, opportunities and markets to create revenue-generating projects, you will write and develop new proposals, manage existing international projects and implement new projects as they come online, develop the administrative infrastructure for a Study Abroad Centre, and manage the marketing strategy for international agent recruitment and outreach. With excellent organization and supervisory skills and the ability to facilitate collaborative work groups, you thrive in an environment where demanding work schedules and deadlines are the norm. Closing date: October 28, 2011.

PSYCHOLOGY INSTRUCTOR A part-time (23%) term position from January 1 to April 30, 2012 You will teach psychology research methods at the second year undergraduate level as part of our School of University Arts and Sciencesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; associate degree and liberal arts diploma programs. You have at least a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in psychology or a related discipline and have a proven track record of teaching at the postsecondary level. Closing date: November 4, 2011. For further information on these positions and to apply, please visit: E X C E E D I N G E X P E C TAT I O N S



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KPI Media based in Cranbrook is currently seeking a sales professional who is self motivated, goal oriented, performance driven. Enjoys working with both new and existing clients to deliver results by pursuing new and existing opportunities to generate print and online revenue; you must be an enthusiastic, persuasive communicator who is PC and phone savvy. Attractive remuneration package, including uncapped commissions, incentives and bonuses. Send your resume to Murray Shellborn,

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EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Baker Hughes Alberta based oilďŹ eld services company is currently hiring equipment operators. Class 1 or 3 license preferred, but we will train the right candidate with a Class 5. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: TICKETED WELDERS & FABRICATORS reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d for Jobbing/Repair Shop. Experience w/Stick, Mig, Tig, Mechanical. Work solo or team environment in Sundre Alberta. Wage $70,000-$80,000/yr. DOE+ beneďŹ ts. Fax resume 403-6384649 or email:

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


Required for Dorman Timber Ltd. in the Fraser Valley area. Must have previous experience. First Aid is an asset. Competitive Wages. Please fax resumes with covering letter to (1)-604-796-0318 or e-mail:

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HEAVY DUTY Mechanic, Welder or apprentices are required for busy equipment repair shop in West Kelowna. Wages based on experience. Please fax resume to: 250769-6747.

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Shelley Cameron Estate Administrator at 877-797-4357 today, to set up your FREE consultation in Nelson. Donna Mihalcheon CA,CIRP BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy, #200 -1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna, BC. V1Y 9X1

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Our classified ads are on the net! Check it out at Fitness/Exercise Boxing Classes w/Jesse Pineiro Transcendent Combat Sports 330 Baker St. Tue/Thu 5pm, Sat 11am. for info call 250-505-2362

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DHC Communications Inc. is looking for an Administrative Assistant to join our team. The position is full time and your job will be to assist with data entry, answer phones, direct calls, and other administrative tasks as required to facilitate the business operations of a technology construction and service company. We offer a modern, relaxed work environment, competitive wages and a great beneÂżt plan. Experience in Quickbooks is an asset, but we are willing to train the right person. If this sounds like you we would like to hear from you! Please send your resume and cover letter to: Help Wanted

CAREERS AT CBT MANAGER, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT CBT has an opening for a Manager of Planning and Development. Qualified applicants should have familiarity and/or experience with local government and strong financial and economic analysis skills. A detailed description of duties, skills and qualifications can be viewed at or requested from Debra Stewart at 1.800.505.8998.

Professional/ Management


The Trail Daily Times has an opening for a part time reporter/photographer. As a member of our news team, you will write news stories and take photos of Greater Trail events, cover city council and other public meetings and respond to breaking news stories. You must work well under pressure, meet daily deadlines and be a Ă exible self-starter with a reliable digital camera and vehicle. This union position is for three days a week, with the potential for full-time work during holiday relief periods. Computer literacy is essential, experience with layout in InDesign an asset, newspaper experience or a diploma in journalism preferred. Some weekend and evening work is involved. The Times offers a competitive salary and beneĂ&#x20AC;ts. The successful candidate will be required to become a member of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, Local 2000. QualiĂ&#x20AC;ed applicants should apply in writing no later than November 20, 2011 to: Guy Bertrand, managing editor Trail Daily Times 1163 Cedar Ave. Trail, BC V1R 4B8 Fax: 250-368-8550 Only qualiĂ&#x20AC;ed candidates will be contacted; no phone calls please.

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Project Manager (part time) Kootenay Boundary Region The Project Manager will be responsible for managing day-to-day operational aspects of project and scope in line with objectives of the provincial Shared Care â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Partners in Care initiative, which is focused on improving patient care through collaboration with specialist and general practice physicians in Kootenay Boundary. Key tasks include: t#VJMEJOHSFMBUJPOTIJQTXJUIQIZTJDJBOTBOEPUIFSLFZ stakeholders t1SPKFDUDPPSEJOBUJPO t0WFSTFFJOH BOE QBSUJDJQBUJOH JO UIF DPPSEJOBUJPO  design and facilitation of meetings t'JOBODJBMNBOBHFNFOU The successful candidate will have: t&YDFMMFOUDPNNVOJDBUJPOBOESFMBUJPOTIJQCVJMEJOHTLJMMT t$PNNVOJUZEFWFMPQNFOUBOEQSPKFDUNBOBHFNFOUTLJMMT t.BOBHFNFOU FYQFSJFODF JODMVEJOH TVQFSWJTJPO BOE coordination of work of others This position requires an average of 18.75 hours per week and will involve home-based working. Travel across the region is involved; a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and access to a car for regional travel are required. The hourly fee rate will be commensurate with the JOEJWJEVBMTTLJMMTBOEFYQFSJFODF 7JTJUUIF,PPUFOBZ#PVOEBSZ%JWJTJPOPG'BNJMZ1SBDUJDF website for a full job description: Please email your resume and cover letter to: "CCZ0PTUIVZ[FO BCCZPPTUIVZ[FO!ZBIPPDPN Closing date: Thursday November 3 2011 rd

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR A varied part-time contract position (December 1, 2011 to July 1, 2012) As an instructor based primarily at our Trail and Grand Forks campuses, you will teach theory, lab and clinical practice courses on campus, and oversee practice placements throughout the Boundary and West Kootenay region. Registered in good standing with CRNBC or CLPNBC, you have five yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience working in a range of settings such as home support, assisted living, adult day care, long term care and complex care. Closing date: October 28, 2011.

LEARNING SKILLS COORDINATOR A varied part-time contract position (October 31, 2011 to January 31, 2012) Working in our Nelson, Tenth Street Campus, you will take on a challenging and interesting array of responsibilities designed to increase studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; academic success. This may include assessing learning needs, providing one-on-one tutoring, facilitating study groups and workshops, invigilating exams, supporting students with specific disabilities and liaising with College staff. With a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in adult education or cognitive psychology and a diverse undergraduate arts and science background, you ideally have a strong interest in student retention practices and knowledge of various types of learning disabilities. Strong interpersonal and teaching skills coupled with a team-oriented attitude round out your profile. Closing date: October 28, 2011. For further information on these positions and to apply, please visit:

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Job Opportunity Trail, BC Imagine managing and inspiring a Sales and Service Team to reach new heights and in return receiving something from them that is equally satisfying â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the results of surpassing their goals, and in the process, providing our customers with ďŹ nancial solutions that matter to them. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll enjoy the chance to make a real difference in your community and to the growth of your team every day. So if you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t thought about a career with CIBC, think again. Branch Manager â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Job #J0711-0559 Play a critical leadership role in the growth of your branch by selecting and coaching a winning team to achieve key sales targets. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll foster strong employee relations and keep your team focused on achieving sales results and offering a new level of customer service. Your willingness to champion e-learning programs and commitment to developing the careers of your team will make you a welcome addition. An analytical thinker, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll draw on your effective communication and interpersonal skills to provide quality customer service and adapt to various situations. Your attention to detail and focus on day-to-day operations will provide the foresight needed to minimize your branchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exposure to risk. Competitive salary with beneďŹ ts and training will be offered to the successful candidate. So if you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t thought about a career with CIBC, think again. Interested in this opportunity? Apply on-line at: Resumes may also be faxed to (604) 665-2932. CIBC is committed to diversity in our workforce and equal access to opportunities based on merit and performance. CIBC thanks all applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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MOVING? 50 moving boxes, 2 moving blankets & wardrobe moving box ~ great condition, $30 for all of it! 250-352-1969 Technic tower speakers 200 watt $150/pair, white leather golf bag $40, hose reel $40, CCM descent full suspension mtn bike 26” wheels, 18spd, used 2x $450, trailer bike hitch holds 2 bikes $50 352-2382

NELSON: Middle aged man interested in long term rental up to $400 single, will consider shared accom. NS, helpful & responsible. Pls call Ken 3526200 (days) or 352-9876 (eve)

Car Dolly: Rewired, wheels have been greased very recently. Works very well. Asking $799. Call 250-354-7471. Located in Nelson

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

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

Pets Golden Retriever Puppies,vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed $500 250-265-3320

Misc. Wanted Coin Collector Buying old Coins, Silver, Gold, Olympic + Also buying bulk silver coins. Chad: 250-863-3082 (Local)

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

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

Nelson Fairview: Clean quiet, 2 bdrm apt. Adult oriented. NS/NP. Ref required. $600/mo + util. Call 250-352-3965

Free kittens, 2 months old. 250-359-7772

NELSON: 3 bdrm, central location, f/s/w/d aux wood heat, yard, sm garage NS, ref req’d $1200/mo + util 250-229-2176 NELSON (6 mile)- 1 Bdrm waterfront suite, NS/NP. Refs req’d Call 250-825-4471 or 250-354-9434. PLAYMORE Junction: 3bdrm $1400/mo + utilities Avail. Nov 1st 250-359-7135 PROCTOR: Newly reno’d 2 bdrm, 1 acre, quiet, private. $950/mo. 250-354-8510 Updated 2.5 bdrm Mobile Home, N/S, N/P, W/D, Adult Park, Ref required, 7 min to Nelson on Granite Rd. $800.00/mth plus utilities. 250-352-0898

Furniture LOVE SEAT: hardly used (4 mo. old, from The Brick), faux suede, taupe in colour, $200. 250-352-1969

Garage Sales Basement Sale!!!! Ascension Lutheran Church 1802 Silver King Road Fri/Sat Oct.21/22 ~ 8am-1pm Saturday, October 22nd 1005 Front Street ~ 9am Moving & Downsizing love seat, chair, tables, chest all kinds of stuff!

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

Misc. for Sale Car Dolly: Rewired, wheels have been greased very recently. Works very well. Asking $799. Call 250-354-7471. Located in Nelson HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Husquvarna 365 special 65cc chain saw, new bar & chain, less than 100hrs $400, Ladies long black Danier leather coat size sm $10-0, new Dark Cherry faux 2” interior blinds 24x48 $30, 38x48 $55, 46x48 $80. 250-825-4169

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

Sport Utility Vehicle 1991 Jeep Cherokee Briarwood runs well, good winter vehicle $700 OBO 229-2305 1999 Jeep Cherokee Great Shape $2900 250-354-0323


Auto Accessories/Parts 4 Toyo snow tires used for only 4 mths size P215/75R15 asking $400 250-229-2305

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2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT fully loaded, garage kept, excellent condition, always serviced, needs nothing, extra winter tires on rims. 232,000kms, $18,500 obo Mike 250-352-6843


Apt/Condo for Rent 2 BDR SUITE, NELSON. Uphill, very clean, w/d new appliances, heritage charm, yards, ns/np $1450/mo 250 505 6282

Homes for Rent

GRAND FORKS FARMS: Gala apples, tree-ripened, $12.00/20lb; Organic squash $0.65/lb; also spartans, sweet & hot peppers, honeycrisp ambrosia. Wednesdays, Indoor Market at Nelson Trading Co. 402 Baker Street; Thursdays, Kinnaird Church of God, Castlegar; Saturdays, Cottonwood Market, Nelson

Together we can rent. Man, 66yrs in Nelson on OAP seeks male or female to rent 2bdrm dwelling. All West Kootenay locations considered. Pls call or text Sam 250-551-4738

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NELSON/SALMO/TRAIL: 60+ gentleman, kind & helpful, seeks affordable housing. Visually impaired, must be reasonably close to services. Living on disability benefits, guaranteed monthly income. Pls call Harry 250-352-9876


Office/Retail Beautiful downtown professional /office building for lease, 601 Kootenay St. 825-9932 DESIRABLE OFFICE space for rent: 406 sq ft w/ skylights, avail immed, 406 sq ft, lower level w/ window, avail immed. Front Street Emporium. 601 Front St., Nelson. For more info call Douglas Barber at 250-551-4449 or preferably:

Shared Accommodation NELSON: Fairview 1 bdrm quiet/clean, ns/np $450/mo util incl. 250-505-4248 Ref req’d

Suites, Lower BEASLEY: lrg 1 bdrm suite $600/mo incl: electricity, w/d, & internet. Ref req’d, pet ok Available Nov.1 250-359-0191 Nelson: spacious 1 bdrm suite available Nov 1st. $900/mo. NS/NP/WD/FS. 250-352-6975

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The Kootenay Queen 1976 30ft cabin cruiser with a 185 merc Full galley (fridge, stove, sink, furnace, toilet) Fold down table for a queen sized bed Fold up bunk beds VHF radio Hull is sound, galley is dated. Low draft 200 hrs on new engine A great boat that needs some TLC. $12,000.00 invested, will take offers starting at $8K NEW PRICE Call 250-362-7681 or email for more information

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1995 Landrover Discovery AT new tires & brakes, runs great! $2950 call 250-354-8512 2002 Subaru Legacy Outback 5spd, AWD, winter tires/rims, ex.cond. $6500 250-359-7772 2005 Cadillac SRX. All wheel drive wagon. V8 POWER! V8 Auto, ultra view sunroof, heated leather, full loaded. New brakes, tires, bearings. Only 80kms! $58,000 replacement cost, only $21,500!!! 250-551-3336 2005 Pontiac Sunfire SE, a/c, auto, sunroof, excellent cond. 1 owner, 101,000km $5999 250-354-8696

Cars - Sports & Imports 1998 Subaru Legacy AWD, 4 dr sedan, A/C, P/W, P/D, P/L, 145,000 km, only 2 owners, nice shape. $6,000 obo. 250442-7066.

Sunny Beasley: Lrg bright 3 bdrm suite on quiet 4 acres w/amazing views. w/d, NS/ no dogs $935/mo 250-359-8280

OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: www.bcmotor 250-545-2206

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NELSON area: Single, mature male looking for private rental. NS/NP, interested in yard work if needed. Up to $600 incl util Charlie 250-551-1708 msg. NELSON: Looking for shared accom or small cabin $450$500 range. Janet 352-9876

1989 KAWASAKI DIRT BIKE 2/stroke 125cc Rebuilt Engine MOVING - MUST SELL! MAKE AN OFFER!! 250-357-2708 (Salmo) 250-979-8599 (Cell)

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Friday, October 21, 2011 Nelson Star

Community Breastfeeding and Health

Nelson and District Credit Union donates to local La Leche League SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

The Nelson and District Credit Union has generously donated $430 to support Nelson’s La Leche League group. La Leche League

is an international, charitable organization with a group in Nelson providing breastfeeding information and support. The goal of La Leche League is to encourage, promote and provide mother-to-

La Leche League meeting attendees and leaders with their children. Meetings are held the third Monday of every month at Kootenay Kids, 312 Silica Street from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

New Vision for The Balfour Golf Course

The Balfour Recreation Commission and Osprey Ridge Golf Course Ltd. are pleased to announce that they have reached a multi year agreement for the operation of the Balfour Golf Course as 18 holes.

Barry Bernard, President of the Balfour Recreation Commission and Ron Lang, President of Osprey Ridge Golf Course Ltd. are shown signing the new agreement.


This agreement secures the future of this beautiful golf course for the Balfour area for years to come and complements a developing vision for a retirement community surrounding the golf course. Check out the 2012 Season Pass rates:


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mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society. Breastfeeding is a health issue which affects everyone. The Nelson area is lucky to have four trained La Leche League leaders to run monthly meetings for breastfeeding and pregnant mothers as well as to provide one-on-one help to mothers experiencing breastfeeding challenges. Judy Banfield has been a leader now for 27 years, Catherine Williams for six years and two years ago Ellen Gray and Susan Noppe joined Banfield and Williams as local leaders to assist and encourage breastfeeding mothers. Breastfeeding is the way human babies were designed to be nourished and nurtured. Among its many benefits for the baby and growing child, breastfeeding reduces infectious diseases in early and later childhood, promotes optimal brain development and provides protection for premature infants against life-threatening illnesses. For the mother, breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast and ovarian cancer, decreases the risk of developing osteoporosis and enables a mother to completely nourish her infant solely from her own body. For the family and community, breastfeeding reduces costs to families, improves health and well being of our population and decreases health care costs (fewer physician and hospital visits). The World Health Organization’s cur-

rent statement on breastfeeding is, “Breastfeeding is an unequalled way of providing ideal food for the healthy growth and development of infants; it is also an integral part of the reproductive process with important implications for the health of mothers. A recent review of evidence has shown that, on a population basis, exclusive breastfeeding for six months is the optimal way of feeding infants. Thereafter infants should receive complementary foods with continued breastfeeding up to two years of age or beyond.” With breastfeeding to at least age two being the goal, the encouragement and support of local mothers is greatly needed to attain this goal for the health of local children. Research has shown that timely and appropriate support for mothers is the critical variable in breastfeeding success. La Leche League provides this local support through phone and online help as well as monthly meetings led by trained leaders. Meetings are held the third Monday of every month at Kootenay Kids, 312 Silica Street (Family Place) from 10 to 11:30 a.m. All breastfeeding and pregnant mothers and their children are welcome. La Leche League is very grateful for the support of the credit union and will use this donation for their annual affiliation fee to La Leche League International, to purchase books for the group library and for material to promote breastfeeding in the Nelson area.

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Community Organization Grows in Popularity

New look for carshare co-op

250.352.7861 2124 Ymir Road

We Love Your Pets & They love Us!


SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

The Kootenay Carshare Co-op has experienced some exciting changes this fall. It has launched its new website — — and purchased its first SUV. Since July, Kootenay Carshare staff have been working with local graphic design team Frolix to get their redesigned website up and running, and as of October 15, it went live for the public to use. “The new website will answer all your questions about how carsharing works, give you the lowdown on the vehicles and breakdown the initial and monthly costs of membership,” says Kooteney Carshare Co-op manager Colleen Matte. Visitors will also find interactive features like a trip cost calculator and emissions calculator; they can link to the Carshare’s social media pages, and signup for newsletters. Businesses will find a section that details how the Carshare’s Community Company Car program can improve their bottom line and reduce their liabilities. Funding for the website came from a grant from the Co-operative Development Initiative. This fall, the Carshare purchased its first SUV — a four-wheel drive Jeep Liberty. This is a slight departure for the organization. They have always had cars, trucks and vans to meet their members’ diverse needs, but this is their first sports utility vehicle. “The decision to purchase the vehicle was made based on feedback from the carshare’s membership,” says Matte. “Members indicated they were interested in more four wheel drive vehicles with higher clearance that could transport passengers comfortably into the backcountry.” This vehicle will help reduce emissions by allowing members to access the vehicle only when they need it and use more fuel efficient cars when they can. The new SUV is located on Chatham Street near the corner of Second Avenue in Fairview. For more information call 250-352-2033 or visit the Carshare’s Nelson office at 410 Hall Street.

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

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

Second Chance Animal Shelter

Valhalla Path Realty

280 Baker St., Nelson, BC

(250)354-4089 ONE OR TWO FAMILY HOME

Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814

Robert Goertz 250.354.8500



Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP)

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

KAAP has WAY TOO MANY kittens in foster care, and more to come in. Rescue a kitten or two today, by adopting and giving a forever home to those in need.

Millie & Morris

Call Wayne ATTENTION RESTAURATEURS! Here is your opening to establish your own chic restaurant in a prime downtown location. This sale includes the assets and leasehold improvements of one of the area’s finest dining experiences that has a reputation for serving exceptional food and a loyal following.

These precious siblings were dumped in the bush in Millennium Park in Castlegar, and were rescued by passers by. They are eleven weeks old, and just wanting to be safe and loved. Did you know that black kittens are the very last to be adopted?


Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584


This private 2.5 acre park like property overlooking the lake is truly a rare find. The house circa 1912 has been completely re-worked over the years keeping the heritage feel with the comforts of today. Within 20 min of Nelson, this is a must see. Call Norm or Lev


The perfect pumpkin WINLAW — Want to get some tips on carving an outstanding pumpkin just in time for Halloween? Tomorrow between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. you might just get that chance. Sculptor David Ducharme lives in the Slocan Valley but travels the world pursuing his art. He has attended festivals, exhibitions and special events carving incredibly detailed pieces set in sand/snow and ice. “Pumpkins can be a very pliable surface for self expression and are fun to work with,” he says. He’ll be sharing his talents with whoever wants to drop in to Sleep is For Sissies in Winlaw. This program is perfect for all ages. There will be sculpting tools available to work with, but those wishing to carve are encouraged to bring some of their own along as well. They should also bring a pumpkin and newspaper. There is no charge for this event other than a donation to the Slocan food bank.

Beautifully updated, move-in ready home with modern kitchens and bathrooms, new windows and doors. Two bedrooms and den on the main and daylight basement with 2-bedroom in-law suite below. A substantial covered rear deck and extensive, low maintenance landscaping in the yard plus new 16’ x 11’ workshop with front porch and 5’ x 16’ covered work area.


Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443


Yara Chard 250.354.3382



She’s a gorgeous Torti, fun and loving. Raya will do well in almost any family, she gets along with everyone. All KAAP kittens are spayed/ neutered, tattooed, and vaccinated.

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

Call Lev or Norm


James Loeppky 250.509.0804


Lovely 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom log home close to Six Mile Beach and only minutes from Nelson on the North Shore. This tranquil setting includes 1.7 flat acres and is brimming with organic gardens and fruit trees. Relax on the wrap around deck and watch your children and garden grow.

Call James MOTIVATED This North Shore home is situated on a very private, lush 1/2 acre fenced lot. With an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, sunken living areas, large bedrooms, and a huge workshop, there is something for everyone. A must see. Call Yara or visit

Moxie A classic short hair Tabby with leopard-like markings, so beautiful! She’s a little shy at first, but once she warms up she is such a cuddler. She will make a great forever companion.

KAAP has more abandoned kittens that are too young to be adopted right now. Please keep checking for updates. We also have wonderful adult cats needing homes too.

All the cool cats are fixed! Please spay and neuter your pets.

Friday, October 21, 2011 Nelson Star


RHC Realty

Serving Nelson, Kootenay Lake, Slocan Valley & area since 1908 Each of¿ce independently owned and operated.



2 bdrm/ 3 bath Front & 3 bdrm/ 2bth Back Brand New Duplex located in Lower Fairview. With all the high end upgrades featuring, maple hardwood flooring, gas fireplaces with gas ranges, in-floor heating, copper sink vanities, views, privacy and the list goes on!

Stunning home with lake and mountain views, close to amenities. Covered deck great for entertaining with a plumbed in gas BBQ.

It’s all here! Two (plus) bedrooms, hobby room, family room, deck areas, newer flooring, privacy, workshop and nearly a half acre, just 5 min from town!

Call Christine $489,000

Call Glen $228,900



Fully landscaped with irrigation & adjacent to a 3 acres shared land reserve with Shannon Creek flowing through it. 2 bedrooms + den, 2 bath, walk-out basement, and open floor plan. Absolutely stunning!!!

This 1 bedroom home is undergoing many recent improvements. With a spacious 4 piece bath on main, a large family room in basement along with the master suite, this is a great start. Totally fenced yard with abundant fruit trees.

Call Lisa Starting at $309,900





Call Laura $895,777

Call Alan $255,000



Located in Crawford Bay adjacent to the Kokanee Springs Golf course, this 100 year old classic historical mansion on 6 + acres operates as a Country Inn and possesses an ambiance only to be imagined!

Enjoy the mix of forest, pasture and privacy on 17.92 acres only 10 minutes from Nelson. Take advantage of this well maintained, newly renovated, 4 bed, 3 bath log home with sundeck, sunroom and walkout basement. Mortgage helper from one bedroom rental unit on property.




3 bedroom, 2 bath. country home on over 3.5 acres located in a tranquil setting in Blewett. Featuring outstanding views of Kootenay River, detached double garage, creek, Quonset building and privacy!

1,925 SQFT, 3/4 bed, 2 bath home on 1.6 ACRES of flat, usable land, close to Castlegar & Nelson. Walking distance to Shoreacres beach. Great family home. Immediate possession! Watch the HD Video Tour

Call Lorne or Drew $429,900 $309,000

Build your dream home on this exceptional, gently sloped river view lot. Already a road roughed in to assist your development costs. Partially treed for privacy or remove to improve your views even more. This one deserves a closer look.



Call Lorne or Drew $825,000

Call Tad $685,000

Call Brady $157,900



Located minutes from Nelson, this beautifully finished 4 bedrooms, 3 bath home sits nicely on a spacious 127X199 view lot. All the extras of this home make it truly in a league of it’s own. HST included.

5 bdrm, 3 bath house with 23.07 acres located along Ski Hill Rd in Salmo. An 8000 sq ft workshop, carport & a very private pad for a manufactured home to bring in some extra revenue. Recreational opportunities right at your door step.

Call Tad $550,000

Call Lisa $499,000


Outstanding 3 bedroom 3 bath view condominium in quality development. Gas fireplace, large deck, fully equipped kitchen. 2 bedrooms on main & 1 in finished lower level with a total of 2600 sq. ft.


1200 sq ft home with a 1200 sq ft in-law suite located on 1.71 acres bordering Duhamel Creek. Plus a separate 800 sq ft house.

Tremendous views from this 75’ x 140’ lot located in an area of newer homes. Central to schools and close to the Rail Trail. Plan your dream home today!

Solidly built and ready for a new family to enjoy. Living room and dining room have clear fir flooring. Improvements are a new roof and electrical upgrade. 3 bedrooms and a 3 piece bath on upper floor. Basement suite has one bedroom plus den & a 2 piece bath. Lot is 50 x 120.

Call Christine $459,000

Call Glen $179,000





Over 2000 sq ft on the main level with details you won’t see anywhere else. 2 bedrooms + den, 2 bath, walkout basement, and open floor plan. Adjacent to a 3 acre shared land reserve with Shannon Creek flowing through it.

Large family or affordable housing? There are a lot of added bonuses with this 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath home just outside of city limits on .23 acres. Legal 1 bedroom suite provides a great income without feeling cramped.

Come check out this exceptionally maintained 1,644 sq ft 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Granite Pointe town home. This bright corner unit offers spacious open concept design with vaulted ceilings, maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, slate and hardwood floors & more.

Come check out this exceptionally maintained 1,644 sq ft 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Granite Pointe town home. This bright corner unit offers spacious open concept design with vaulted ceilings, maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, slate and hardwood floors & more.






Here is a great opportunity to purchase a beautiful waterfront .18 acre building lot just steps from Gray Creek. The lot offers 58 feet of frontage and is west facing. This waterfront property has mixed mature trees that can be thinned out to improve your view. Ideal sit to build your dream home or summer getaway.

Just like new and ready for IMMEDIATE POSSESSION! New paint and newly finished floors in this gorgeous 1643 sqft Granite Pointe Condo tucked between the golf course and a beautiful forested park. Incomparable value, watch the HD Video Tour.

Bundles of character with this spacious 3 bedroom & 2 bathroom log home in Salmo. Placed on fenced .5 of a treed acre with loads of privacy within city limits, new appliances, outbuildings, gardens, garage & pool.

Two strata units located in upper Fairview backing onto the new Davies Street Park.. Three bedrooms, 3 baths, garage, covered deck and fabulous views of the lake.

Comfy little two storey, two bedroom home in Procter. The year round home also has a rental cabin for income or friends and family. Quiet location just a short boat trip the main lake.

Call Lorne or Drew $399,000

Call Brady $250,000

Glen Darough 250.354.3343

Alan Tarr 250.354.8489

Call Laura $895,777 $299,000

Christine Pearson 250.505.8015

Dave Buss 250.354.9459

Brady Lake 250.354.8404

Considering Buying or Selling? Call

Call Tad $345,000

Call Lisa $244,900

Tad Lake 250.354.2979

Lisa Cutler 250.551.0076

Call Brady $319,900

Call Paul Starting at $379,000

Paul Shreenan 250.509.0920

Laura Salmon 250.551.8877

Call Alan $255,000

Call Lorne or Drew $549,000

Lorne Westnedge 250.505.2606

RHC Realty 250.352.7252

Each office independently owned & operated

Call Paul $559,000

Drew Evans 250.505.2466

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Friday, October 21, 2011 The Nelson Star  

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