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So much for fears about playoff hockey distracting from the federal election race. A crowd estimated at 150 shrugged off the Canucks game Tuesday evening and

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On a night when the local federal election race was forced to compete with the Stanley Cup playoffs, an impressive sized crowd came out to the Hume Hotel to cheer, jeer, question and challenge the four folks seeking your vote


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Those who came out lined up to ask the candidates questions in an effort to help make a decision at the ballot box May 2.

filled every seat in the banquet room at the Hume Hotel for the local all-candidates meeting. “Sometimes hockey games trump political speeches and all-candidate forums,� moderator Tom Thomson told the crowd. “That’s obviously not the case in Nelson. This is a fantastic turnout.�

crowd, afterward he said that wasn’t the case: “Absolutely not. I was surprised‌ It all depends who’s got the gumption to show up.â€? Hill hammered at the issue of economic development and his plans for community venture projects like the one involving the Midway sawmill. He also said he obtained the

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Incumbent New Democrat Alex Atamanenko said after the meeting that Hill was less confrontational than at a high school forum the previous day. “Maybe he’s learning that it’s backfiring. I don’t think people appreciate that,� Atamanenko said. “He’s chosen to attack me, and I’m not sure if it’s working for him.� Atamanenko defended his economic record, saying he Story continues to ‘Candidates’ on Page 14

(From top) Alex Atamanenko, Stephen Hill, Shan Lavall and Bryan Hunt all got a shot a the microhphone on Tuesday night.


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‘Freak accident’ near Whitewater Resort mobilizes search crews ANDREA KLASSEN Nelson Star Reporter

Nelson Search and Rescue officials say a man who had to be rescued from Whitewater’s backside by helicopter Wednesday was a victim of bad luck, not a lack of technical skill. Search manager Sam Ellison says the man was skiing with a friend in an out-ofbounds area near the north facing Acidophilus run when “he had a bit of a tangle with a tree well on a stump, and got twisted around and broke his left leg quite badly.” The man’s friend hiked back to Whitewater Ski Resort, now closed for the off season, and was able to call for help using a satellite photo courtesy Duncan Wassick/Dam Helicopters Inc. phone. Nelson Search and Rescue crews gather in the Whitewater Ski Resort parking lot on Responsibility for rescues Wednesday in preparation for the rescue that brought an injured skier out of the backon the crown land Whitewa- country just outside the closed ski hill’s boundaries. ter leases reverts to search and rescue when the resort rough conditions and need- blue sky. It’s a little bit chal- okay. He was in pretty good is shut, but Ellison says his ed to be grounded. lenging, but nothing we spirits.” team would have been called Though the helicopter couldn’t handle.” Ellison says the injured out even if the hill were still team was able to complete Once at the scene, team man is believed to be a ski open, since the skier was in- the rescue, Ellison and search members sent down two guide, and was qualified to jured in an out-of-bounds team member Al Craft say people to “package” the in- ski the backcountry. area. unpredictable mountainside jured skier, who was then “It was just one of these Nelson Search and Res- weather was the day’s only airlifted back to the resort. freak accidents,” he says, cue sent a helicopter and major challenge. “He was in good shape,” adding the second skier’s longline rescue team onto “The weather was kind of adds Craft. decision to return to Whitethe mountain at around playing games with us a bit,” “He was a big man in his water to call for help was the 2:30 p.m., and kept a ground says Craft, who was part of mid-30s, in good shape and right one crew standing by at the re- the helicopter crew. “We he handled it all well. He “In this particular case, I sort parking lot area in case were in and out of heavy wasn’t hypothermic at all. wouldn’t really say they did the chopper encountered snow, and then it would be He stayed warm and was anything wrong.”

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Sun still AWOL

Sources confirm: Spring sucks ANDREA KLASSEN Nelson Star Reporter

In 40 years of gardening, Georama Growers owner Case Grypma says he’s rarely seen a spring as unappealing as this one. “I don’t know if it’s setting a record,” he says, “but it’s got to be one of the longest, coolest end of winter scenarios we’ve encountered.” Cool April temperatures have kept golfers indoors, gardeners out of their plots and most sports teams off city fields, and Grympa says most of the customers coming into Georama are more than ready for more than a day of sunshine at a time. “Everybody’s totally frustrated. That’s the biggest subject of conversation,” he says. “It’s in God’s hands now — there’s nothing we can do about the weather. But there’s a huge pent up urge to get out and do some gardening.” According to Ron Lakeman, forecaster at the Southeast Fire Centre, Nelsonites hoping for a longer warm patch still have some waiting to do. The first half of the Easter weekend is expected to bring clearer skies and temperatures of 16 or 17 degrees by Saturday afternoon. “Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it’s going to last very long,” says Lakeman. “There’s a chance of showers again Sunday and Monday,

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Georama Growers employee Dawn Stairs grapples with a large plant at the nursery. Though cold spring weather has deterred many gardeners, the extended chill is actually good for the greenery.

and temperatures will start dropping off a bit.” Part of the frustration accompanying this year’s spring may stem from last year’s balmier conditions. Granite Pointe Golf Course head pro

Jamie Stevens points out the course — which opens today — had already been open for three weeks at this point in 2010. “We got a good snowfall this winter and it just took

this long to melt,” he says. “With the weak spring and not a lot of sunshine it’s been melting with just rain.” Lakeman adds the difference in the two years has much to do with 2011’s overall tendency towards chilly, damp weather. “Basically, it’s a La Nina year, and the expectation was for a cool unsettled spring to persist fairly long,” he says. “Whereas last year we had an El Nino, so spring came very early.” However, when warm weather finally arrives, the lower-than-average temperatures preceding it will have some benefits for both gardeners and golfers. Because this year’s bedding plants and hanging baskets have had less sunlight and grown more slowly, Grypma says they’ll be hardier when it comes time to plant them in May. The cold weather is also ideal for planting fruit trees, perennials, berries and shrubs, which have an easier time adapting to replanting in cool conditions. While Granite Pointe’s grass may not be as green in its first few weeks, Stevens says golfers should benefit from the same principle over the course of the season. “The greens had a really good winter, nice snow cover for them all winter long,” he adds. “We’re going to open probably in the best shape we’ve had in a long time.”

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April 25th is Parental Alienation Awareness Day Are you a parent who is being made the enemy of your children? This is PARENTAL ALIENATION! The BC Ministry of Attorney General is currently revising the Family Relations Act (FRA) and is passing new legislation very soon. We are concerned that this Ministry is under estimating the importance of specifically addressing Parental Alienation in the new FRA. Parental Alienation must be identified as a specific factor in divorce, along with specific remedies, in the new FRA. It also needs to be defined as a form of domestic violence and child abuse, which experts say it is. Parental Alienation frequently happens during a divorce or separation. It occurs when one parent actively works to align a child by unjustified or exaggerated denigration of the other parent, also making it difficult for those grandparents to stay connected to their grandchildren. For information on Parental Alienation visit or or We are asking concerned parents, family members, judges, lawyers, counsellors, psychologists, and other professionals to contact the Attorney General of BC and your local MLA immediately. Let them know you want Parental Alienation recognized with specific remedies in the new FRA legislation.

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Heart ultrasounds available at Kootenay Lake Hospital again Nelson Star Staff

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Interior Health says heart ultrasounds will be available monthly at Kootenay Lake Hospital through September. Since January, Nelson and area patients have had to go to Trail for the procedure, after the technologist who did them here went on leave. “Starting a couple of weekends back, we arranged for contract services for someone to come in monthly to do heart ultrasounds in Nelson so patients don’t have to travel,” says Thalia Vesterback, director of diagnostic imaging. She says the procedures will

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Good news for Kootenay Lake Hospital patients.

be available four or five days a month. Monthly service will be increased in Trail as well, where there is also a shortage of techs. Vesterback says the arrangement will continue through September, when they anticipate further staffing changes. “We’re only providing temporary contracts up to September,” she says. “We’re not sure what it will look like after September, but we will be providing some level of service.” A new full-time technologist starts in July. Ultrasound services have also resumed in Castlegar one to three days per week through the fall as staffing permits.

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Controversial Boomtown Sports Painting

Judgement day for mural ANDREA KLASSEN Nelson Star Reporter

Several city councillors who want to see a mural on Boomtown Sports painted over could yet get their way, even though council has passed a resolution allowing it to stay up. Boomtown owner Dale Arsenault says he’s planning to paint over portions of the work that irked Nelson’s heritage and cultural committees, but may not be able to make the other changes to his building council has asked for. In addition to removing his business’ name from two columns flanking the graffiti-style mural, Arsenault was told by the city he has to make the rest of his signs match the artwork on Boomtown’s garage doors. “I can’t afford that, all the rest of it,” he told the Star. “That’s the hard part. It cost me $1,000 to get the mural painted, but it’s going to cost me even more to paint

all my other signs to match the mural now.” Nelson’s Cultural Development Committee and Heritage Commission spent much of the winter on its suggestions to council, using the mural — put up without city permission more than a year ago — to road test new public art policies that would require the two groups to work together. Their conclusion, given the nod by city council earlier this month, states changing the signage would “improve the holistic appearance of the building.” Painting the columns of the mural, it adds, will remove its current “advertising aspects” and “reduce the impact on heritage space.” But councillor Marg Stacey told council the mural is a “tragedy” that could set uncomfortable precedents for the city, and that Arsenault should be instructed to paint over the work. “I think it’s kind of a comedy of errors — a trag-

edy of errors, as far as I’m concerned,” she said at the meeting. “There are some things that should be contemporized. This isn’t one of them.”

“I think it’s kind of a comedy of errors — a tragedy of errors, as far as I’m concerned.” Margaret Stacey City Councillor

She and councillors Robin Cherbo and Bob Adams voted against the mural compromise (though Cherbo told the Star he opposed the resolution because the store didn’t ask for permission, not because of heritage concerns). But Arsenault says his decision to commission the

mural without city approval was made in ignorance, not out of malice. At the time, he wasn’t aware he needed approval from anyone other than the building’s owner, who backed the project. “There’s murals on the other side of the building, I thought it was just bringing one more mural around the front,” he says. “I’m not trying to be a rebel. I just wasn’t aware I had to go through those steps in the process of painting a garage door. I thought I was cheering up this end of town and a boring street.” Arsenault says he hopes painting the offending columns on the sides of the mural will be enough to placate the city. But if he preserving the mural turns into the expensive operation he’s been asked for, it might not be up much longer. “I’m tempted just to paint over the mural and say you’re welcome to put your posters on the door,” he says. “But it won’t be any nicer looking.”




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French immersion meeting planned ANDREA KLASSEN Nelson Star Reporter

The Kootenay Lake school district is hoping to meet with upwards of 90 parents who want to enroll their children in the Grade 6 French immersion program at Trafalgar Middle School next fall. The program is normally open to 60 students, but some parents have pushed for the district to add a third French class for the unusually high number of applicants on the waiting list. SD8 superintendent Jeff

Parents want to see three French classes at Trafalgar next school year.

Jones says the meeting, which takes place Tuesday evening at Trafalgar, will be used to “seek creative solutions” to the issue and explain the ongoing drama to parents. “Through this whole challenge I have been concerned about conflicting information, rumours, innuendos, emails that said one thing but were read another way,” he told the SD8 board Tuesday. “This meeting is meant to address that.” Jones says the meeting won’t be about asking par-

ents to select the students eligible for French immersion, and he won’t make a final decision on the program before it’s held. “I’m committed to not making a final decision until after that meeting,” he says. “I want you to know although I’m challenged in making that decision, I haven’t made a decision yet.” Senior SD8 staff have suggested adding a third class would create financial problems for the district in later years, due to the program’s traditionally high attrition rates in Grades 7 and 8.

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Hill and Godwin’s Law


n election campaigns you never know what to believe. But voters can be sure of one fact coming out of Conservative candidate Stephen Hill’s mouth earlier this week: “A comedian I am not.� The Tory hopeful’s alleged attempt at humour back in February fell horribly flat at a Council of Canadians-hosted event at the United Church. In the past few days we’ve interviewed several people at the meeting — including Hill himself — and even trying to figure out what the joke was is puzzling. This much we know. It involved “washing with bleach� and the “unwashed.� At best people didn’t understand it, at worst those in attendance thought it was directed at them. In the ensuing controversy this week another fact became crystal clear: two wrongs don’t make a right. The story resurfaced because an individual in attendance that night decided now was the opportune time to make Hill answer for his outburst. In a post on the email chat Nelson List, Anna Santos compared Hill’s performance that night to “a Nazi SS thug.� Due to today’s prevalence of faceless debate on the internet, there’s a term used when the Nazis or Hitler are brought up during the course of discussion. It’s called Godwin’s Law and it was formalized in 1990 when American lawyer Mike Godwin made a humourous observation. It states: “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches.� It also states once that happens, the discussion is over because it’s utterly ridiculous to continue. Godwin’s Law certainly applies in this case. Comparing Hill’s comments to anything the Nazis did during World War II is disrespectful to all those who suffered at the hands of the horror. Once that’s thrown out, anything argued afterwards should be ignored. There’s no doubt Hill made a mistake when he tried to be funny. He should have known better and his outburst does cast some doubt on his ability to handle stressful situations in a room full of people who don’t agree with him. But the real disappointment is how those who oppose him chose to react by using words that should never enter a debate of this kind. The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to Cindy Amaral Production Manager


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The winner doesn’t take all


n the past couple days I’ve been asked by a few friends who won Tuesday night’s Southern Interior all-candidates forum. It’s a telling sign that most of my friends are sports fans so: a) they decided to shrug off democracy and watch the Canucks get thumped instead; and b) they boil everything down to wins and losses. Other than passing judgement on my closest circle, it is a bit of a natural question I suppose. So who won Tuesday night? Well, clearly the 150 people who showed up to watch the two-hour show. I’ve been part of more than a dozen of these events over the years at the municipal, provincial and federal levels and it always blows me away that the crowd overflows into the Hume Hotel hallway pretty much every time. Thank you Nelson for making me feel like this election actually does matter. That’s swell, but not the answer those who skipped the night seek. They want to know who won the trophy (we actually didn’t give one out, but perhaps we should). That’s a little more difficult to pin down. Tuesday was the first time I had the opportunity to meet Green Party candidate Bryan Hunt and Liberal candidate Shan Lavell in person. They left the biggest impression on me, but it’s not because of their performance. Both are really genuine people and were pleasant during the evening’s discussion. That said, neither have a chance to win the Southern Interior and when the night was over that was obvious. Neither performed well enough to pull off a miracle. The night was really about NDP incumbent Alex Atamanenko and Tory challenger Stephen Hill. They will finish one-two on May 2 and the only real question will be whether Hill forges enough inroads during this campaign to make it interesting this time around. Atamanenko’s performance was pretty standard. He emphasized the good work he has done in the riding over the years, talked about what a

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great leader “Jack� is and took every opportunity to mention F-35 fighter jets. Atamanenko’s tone is generally pretty positive, but we did see a little emotion when Hill’s plant questions came to the mic to challenge him on his record.

Arguably the nicest candidate amongst the lot, Liberal Shan Lavall will not be your next MP.

The most anticipated performance of the night belonged to Hill. A self-proclaimed SOB, Hill is a classic Conservative candidate. Not afraid to speak his mind even when he knows in a place like Nelson most of what he says will be unpopular. Tuesday’s discussion and debate really pitted three against one. It’s pretty much a love-in when it comes to Hunt, Lavell and Atamanenko. They represent three parties with very much in common. Hill is the contrast and he handled himself relatively well. The majority of the questions were aimed at him and he answered them all. He referenced the Midway mill way too many times and waved his Conservative election playbook to the audience for good measure. He faced the most jeers, but stuck in there. One of the most telling questions of the night came from Mountain FM news director Glenn Hicks who asked Hill and Atamanenko to say something they like about the other person’s platform or personality. Atamanenko struggled. Even

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when he found something nice to say, it carried a pretty distinct “but.� Like most in the NDP, Atamanenko’s world is pretty black-and-white so seeing any glimmer of hope in Tory ideas is almost impossible. Hill was much more gracious and surprisingly so. He complimented Atamanenko, saying some of his work has been “phenomenal� and that he is “an honourable man.� He went on to make it clear he is the “antithesis� of Atamanenko. It was the most interesting part of the evening. And in a night pretty tough to score, it probably tilted the scales to Hill. And then just when I was ready to give the Tory the victory, a troubling situation arose just after the forum broke. As candidates were milling about and media were grabbing candidates for post-forum interviews, Star reporter Greg Nesteroff went to ask Hill for a moment of his time. I stood there and watched as Hill brushed off Nesteroff and his handlers told the reporter that the candidate didn’t have time for an interview. I was stunned. Here’s a guy auditioning to be our MP and he snubs the most important link between the representative and the represented. The media is a vital part of democracy, but Hill didn’t have a few seconds to give. I expressed my disbelief with Hill’s campaign manager (who wasn’t the handler who helped Hill dodge Nesteroff). She eventually did the right thing and we did ask Hill a couple of questions. But the damage was done. It’s sad that Hill doesn’t understand the importance of speaking with the media. The odd post-forum moment was enough to snatch the trophy away from him. So on a night when even the winners lost, the top prize again goes to those who came out to get more informed about what is an important decision on May 2. Congratulations. Bob Hall is the editor at the Nelson Star. He can be reached via email at Jennifer Cowan Sales Associate

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Letters to the Editor

Wayne Germaine

Logo needs reality check Re: “Tourism group unveils new logo and slogan,� April 15 The seeming intent of this group is commendable, yet it so far seems focused more on its form than content — and content it will take to sell the place! Let’s play a game. You read Nelson Kootenay Lake Destination Tourism Marketing Organization quickly once, then look away and repeat the name quickly from memory. Then you do the same with Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism Association Board. No cheating now! Nelson Kootenay Lake is shorter but in its parts ubiquitous already and not referring to a particular purpose. Acronyms won’t work either. Branding. Far out. For real. “The two phrases build on the historical, artistic and cultural character the area is famous for, while promoting the extraordinary holiday experience the area offers.� That and “the area’s authenticity and distinctness.� Not to forget that Nelson also is one of the 10 most beautiful villages in the world and the prettiest small town in Canada. For real! Far out indeed may take many back many years. Back to hippies and dope — no problem in itself — but do we

want to sell Nelson as dopers’ heaven — then and now — to families? And — with a generally older demographic — for real is not necessarily a frequent expression either. Yet these groups are where the money is. It is disingenuous (and counter-productive) to say that one half of this Far out/For real will surely appeal to one demographic — so the other half doesn’t have to! Or both! Or whatever! Then the logo. It’s not a logo as such — a uniquely expressive, encompassing symbol — but a generically pleasant picture. Various graphic combos of mountains and water — in greens and blues — are found in Nelson and anywhere in B.C. According to the City of Nelson’s gushy website, everything tourists could possibly want is in place here. So what’s there to sell that won’t simply sell itself over the net? The Chamber of Commerce runs Nelson’s official Visitor Info Centre, yet this centre’s info is woefully short on the historio-cultural diversity Nelson and area “is famous for.� Its website Discover Nelson — typos and all — is a one-note paean to Nelson’s Anglo mining moversand-shakers, whose money — directly/indirectly — put

up the buildings Nelson has based its so far one-note identity on. This discovery of Nelson stops with incorporation — over 100 years ago — and has been promising “To be continued� for years. Nelson eventually catching up with its history! It’s clear that neither website’s approach will make the money roll in. The first move to make for this new organization then should be to get real with its image and focus by letting go of the rhetoric, climbing out of the Heritage City box and actually discovering, exploring and accepting Nelson historio-culturally as a whole as was/is. Then itemizing its components honestly and building on those. This process would naturally initiate the drastic revamp both websites need — if they should be recognized as possibly being a valuable tool to attract potential visitors. The efforts of an organization like this could greatly contribute to sustainable local growth, but — based on this article — I see an inhouse reality-check needed before all else. For real! Claus Lao Schunke Nelson

Election feels like ‘sports contest’

The federal election will anger many when the result we get will be so like what we had; another term for Stephen Harper to be prime minister without a Conservative majority. I will not be angry, just very unsatisfied that nothing changed despite the opportunities for a new regime. Michael Ignatieff showed himself unequal to a task of political intelligence by declaring no prospect of a coalition. We all knew the best Liberals could win was a big enough seat total to join the NDP in a formal coalition sans BQ, to give us a stable government. He fudged the issue. He was intimidated by Harper’s anti-coalition attacks, though Harper abandoned that line early on. Harper was shown to be hypocritical on the topic of coalitions by his own past actions in 2004. What I will remember of

this election is how Harper loyalists do not swerve from their attachment to him regardless of good reasons to want him out of the highest office in the land. He lost the undecided middle voters, by several campaign events and exposure of his defective leadership (e.g. being found in contempt of Parliament — an historic first in parliamentary history the world over; his treatment of Helena Guergis; the G8 budget scandal; his severe control bubble to keep people away from him). Thank Canada’s political providence for young voters finding electoral sense, and their good instincts against handing Harper a majority. Congratulations to Jack Layton most, and Ignatieff less so, for good campaigns. Condolences to Elizabeth May; she deserves seats as much as the Bloc, but our system is defective.

Harper wanted this election, make no mistake. He had a real possibility going in, of a majority. Harper’s base is slavishly loyal and responds well to his attack ads against other parties. He can count on 36 to 40 per cent of the voters. Somehow Canada has become more like the U.S., with red and blue communities of voters loyal to parties as if to tribal gods. This election was not about a choice of policies. It was like sports contests, each voter loyal to their team no matter its record. Not a great election in the history of Canadian political evolution, in my opinion. Harperism, not conservatism, will rule again. And it is Harperism that will have to deal with a Quebec ruled by the PQ that will bring on Referendum No. 3 on separation. Charles Jeanes Nelson

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Friday, April 22, 2011 Nelson Star


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Incumbent New Democrat Alex Atamanenko says he accepts Conservative Stephen Hill’s apology for comments at a forum in February and hopes it doesn’t distract too much from the campaign. Atamanenko, who was present that night in Nelson, says he recalls being surprised by the exchange in which Hill referred to “the presence of the unwashed� and suggested people in the room ought to wash with bleach. Hill now says it



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was a failed attempt at humour. “He seemed kind of agitated,� Atamanenko says. “He wasn’t very respectful of the audience. I was kind of shocked and surprised he would react that way. We looked at each other and said my goodness, what’s going on here?� Hill was initially invited by the Council of Canadians to be a panelist for the session on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. However, he was kicked off after they learned of his opposition to the agreement. “I guess he got upset over that,� Atamanenko says, adding he supported the decision. “This was an MP forum, working with my colleague Peter Julian. It wasn’t really an all-candidates forum. Had [Hill] been on [the panel], it would have been appropriate to have someone from the Liberals and the Greens.�

Atamanenko says it’s up to the people there that night whether they accept Hill’s apology, but “we all make mistakes. We don’t have a lot of time left in the campaign, and it’s important for us to debate the issues as opposed to dwelling on things like this.�

“I was kind of shocked and surprised...� Alex Atamanenko NDP MP

The comments came to light after a member of the crowd posted a message on a Nelson email list. A Conservative Party spokesman downplayed Hill’s remarks. “He was at a Council of Canadians forum and the crowd wasn’t overly friendly. So he made a lame attempt at humour,� Ryan Sparrow says. “It was a self-deprecating joke, never meant to

offend anyone.â€? Meanwhile, Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, who was also a panelist at the meeting, denies a statement Hill attributed to her, as reported in Wednesday’s Star. Hill said he made his comments in response to Mungall invoking a Star Wars reference — calling the trade agreement’s supporters “dark Sith lords.â€? However, Mungall says she was responding to a question about why governments would be party to such deals. “I replied ‘It’s not like there are dark Sith lords from Star Wars around. It’s elected people who make these decisions.’ I did not do any name calling,â€? she said. Mungall adds the scenario was “incredibly weird‌ All the questions were done. We were way past time. He got up and told off a room of 100 people.â€?

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It’s the reason for the season as this weekend local churches will be marking the end of Lent by celebrating the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Good Friday marks the crucifixion of Jesus and Easter Sunday the day he rose from the dead. It’s the central feast in the Christian liturgical year. This image was captured at the Catholic Cathedral of Mary Immaculate. Bob Hall photo


Friday, April 22, 2011 Nelson Star


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Apr 22nd - True Story w/Leif, SnailRider & R Bank$ Apr 23rd - DJ Wackkut (Golden) Apr 26th - Tokyo Police Club w/Said The Whale & DB Apr 28th - IMTV Live! Apr 29th - Stickybuds Apr 30th - Mochipet Album Release Party May 5th - Striker Metal Band May 6th - Gaza Fundraiser Adham Shalkh, L Meyers & May 13th - Mimosa May 14th - Adam Freeland





Do you have a need for short term workers? Do you have leaves to rake, walls to paint or trenches to dig? The Nelson Youth Employment Resource Centre is running its casual work program, where you can hire a youth for those specific jobs of yours, for the time you need and the wage you’re willing to pay! (Standard B.C. laws apply to minimum wage and two hours minimum work.) Simply call us at YERC at 250-352-5656 and give us the type of work you have, how long the job might take and how much you’d like to pay and we’ll match it again our database of hardworking, eager youths.


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May 19th - Phantogram Indie Rock May 21st - Wassabi Collective May 27th - Amplified w/Billy Bangers & Breaker May 28th - Savage Blade June 10th - Mat the Alien June 17th - Antiserum July 1st - Canada Day w/Lighta Sound Crew

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Author Anne Perdue will be driving her late mother’s 1989 Mustang across Canada, reading from her new book, I’m a Registered Nurse Not a Whore. The tour will last as long as the car does. She will be in Nelson reading at Otter Books from 2 to 4 p.m.


Parents and other adults are invited to attend an information session about the 561 Osprey Air Cadet squadron. The Nelson Air Cadets have been part of the Nelson community for 58 years. The squadron is looking for new cadets or adults interested in supporting this orNATURE’S WONDERS ganization that provides healthy activities for teens 12 to 19. Please Come celebrate the spirit of nature through the eyes of local macro join us at the Eagles Hall, 641 Baker Street. photographer Jennifer Lount-Taylor. She’s now exhibiting her closeup images of nature’s smallest, often overlooked wonders at Selkirk Treeplanting? What’s that? Want to learn more info about treeplantEyecare (543 Baker Street) until the end of May. Hours for viewing: ing? The Youth Employment Resource Centre will be hosting an 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. information session about treeplanting which will answer any quesevery Saturday. tions you may have! Come on down to YERC at 4 p.m. to find out more about tree planting and get your questions answered!


On May 7 and 8 the Famous Endless Adventure Gear Swap is back. This outdoor water adventure swap meet is an opportunity for you to sell your old equipment and pick up new stuff for the 2011 season. The event will also be an awareness and fund raiser for the Borderline Boaters Paddle Club, a not-for-profit water-user group that has a leave no trace policy and promotes responsible waterway management. Runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Endless Adventure parking lot, downtown Crescent Valley. Registration to sell your equipment is from now until 6 p.m. May 6. Call 1-877-386-8181 for more info.


All seniors welcome to a potluck luncheon to be held at the Senior Citizens’ Association Branch No. 51, located at 717 Vernon Street. Luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m. For further information, call 250352-7078 weekday afternoons.


The Friends of the Nelson Public Library spring used book sale will take place in the library basement from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations will be accepted until April 25. Please no magazines, encyclopaeFREE ESL CLASSES dias, Reader’s Digests condensed books or textbooks. We will have Please join our free English as a Second Language conversation the bargain hunter’s dream—a bag of books for $3—during the last class. We have recently moved the Columbia Basin Alliance for Lit- hour of the sale. Proceeds from the sale go to the library’s fundraiseracy conversation class to a bright new space loaded with resources ing efforts. at City Hall. We meet Monday mornings from 9:30 to 11 a.m. to practice conversation, play games and visit local sites. For more in- The Nelson and District Rod and Gun Club presents its annual formation, please call Nicole Purvis at 250-352-5431 or Joan Exley banquet and fundraiser at the Rod and Gun Club hall (801 Railway at 250-352-3218. Street). Happy hour at 5 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets available from Nelson Farmers’ Supply and club members. Adults $25 in adNELSON LIBRARY NEWS vance, juniors $15, at door $30 Nowhere to go or nothing to do with your preschooler? Join us at the Nelson Public Library on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for storytime. SUNDAY, MAY 1 Stanley the storytime mouse is ready to help entertain with stories, Nelson Community Acupuncture is celebrating our first Annual lively songs, rhymes, movement, storytelling and much more. For May Day! In honor of International Worker’s Day we will be giving free acupuncture treatments to new and returning patients from 1 to more information contact 250-352-8283 or 250-352-6333. 5 p.m. We are located at 302-625 Front Street (brick building across ROD AND GUN CLUB BANQUET from Sears) Please call ahead to book a time at 250-509-1466. The Nelson Rod and Gun Club Conservation Society is hosting its annual banquet and fundraiser Saturday, April 30. Fun shoot at the Run to Troup beach. All paces and levels welcome. Begins at 9:30 pistol range from 1 to 4 p.m. Happy hour and fundraiser at 5 p.m. a.m. at Mountain Station/Gore Street rail trail car park or 9:45 at with dinner at 6 p.m. Music, door prizes, bucket draws, silent and Elwyn Street car park. For more email nelsontrailrunners@gmail. live auction. Tickets $25 in advance at Nelson Farmers Supply or com or go to from club members; $30 at the door. Youth under 12 $15.


At the Nelson Legion: Tuesday and Friday evenings – free movies; Wednesday evening – darts; Saturday afternoon – meat draws with karaoke in the evening; Sunday afternoon – crib tournament; last Sunday of every month – Texas Hold ‘em Charity poker (open to the public); month-end birthday bash; occasional fundraiser barbecues, ribs. etc.; snooker; pool; shuffleboard; darts; 10’ big-screen TV for sports and movie nights; beverage room with a welcoming, friendly atmosphere. Info 250-352-7727 or e-mail Members and guests welcome.



The local constituency association of the provincial Green Party invites you to a showing of Gasland at Self Design High at 7 p.m. Come see this Oscar-nominated documentary and meet the local executive of the Green Party. Admission is by donation. All seniors welcome to the monthly meeting of the Senior Citizens’ Association Branch No. 51, located at 717 Vernon Street. Meeting commences at 10:30 a.m. Tea and goodies will be served after the meeting.


The L.V. Rogers graduating class of 2011 is hosting a fashion show Open Wednesdays from 12 to 2 p.m. at 719 Vernon Street. Phone at 6:30 p.m., at the LVR gym. Tickets are $7 and are available at the 250-352-6008 or visit school and at the door.


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Friday, April 22, 2011 Nelson Star

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Ellison’s Market & Cafe Spiritbar

The Royal

523 Front Street

Below the Hume Hotel

333 Baker Street

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Snailrider and Leif have played each other’s club nights and parties since the late 90s. Kali aka Snailrider played his first Shambhala in ‘99, and was a definite crowd pleaser. Robin Bank$ hails from Vancouver, and has held down a residency at the Lotus Lounge. This may come across as just another club night but it truly is a show that can’t be missed. Leif (Nelson) is bringing this show together to showcase some the west coast’s best kept house music secrets. This night will not disappoint. $5.

Thursday, April 28 E.S.L. Band Opening this week’s Unplugged Sessions at noon is Max Hawk and The Raptors. Since 1976, Max has been representing his blend of folk, country and bluegrass in cafes, clubs and on street corners from Toronto to Terrace. His heartfelt vocals and buzz-saw guitar playing evoke a true feeling, fortifying the mission and dream of the timeless singer songwriter from Dylan on down. Performing a varied selection of originals and faves, Max will be joined by the Raptors, a loose affiliation of local pickers that usually includes Roger Luckey on mandolin, Peter Jmaeff on dobro and harmonica plus Michael Gifford on upright bass. We’re in for a treat next with Vancouver’s alt-folk all-star Christa Couture. She gives up all her messy bits with wit, grace and heart-on-sleeve intensity while her “gorgeous intimate voice is somewhere between the tough vulnerability of Amy Rigby and the passionate, sophisticated folk of Joni Mitchell” (Pop Matters). Closing act traveling with Christa is E.S.L. Band, composed of Marta Jaciubek-McKeever, Cris Derksen, Joy Mullen and Tess Kitchen. Christa Couture and E.S.L. will also perform in Ymir on Friday as well as Saturday evening in Silverton.

Bethel Christian Centre 623 Gordon Road

Saturday, May 7

The Nelson Choral Society, directed by Kathleen Neudorf, presents: Soar – Oratorio at 7 p.m. Includes solos by Noemi Kiss, Kathleen Neudorf and Marty Horswill. Christof Martens on piano. Admission by donation. Proceeds toward Capitol Theatre.

Have you seen Nelson’s own live late night talk show IMTV yet? The end of the second season, hosted by Jenna Raider, boasts a local line-up of talent that is definitely bang for your buck. Musical guests Drive If You Must are playing, the Kootenay Quick Shot’s Chad Hansen is appearing, and up-and-coming artist Mia Sandner will impress all. This episode also features, the marvelous Marco Sordini, the hilarity of Skidney and Sleazel, a music video by Drunk Uncle, and an update with everyone’s favorite guy, Tweeker Boy. 10 p.m. for $10.

Saturday, April 30

Join us for a Vancouver island style party featuring Brave New Waves. These guys are touring is support of their new album Island Style and they’re bringing their reggae/ ska/dub grooves to the Royal. If you want a sound that takes you away to an island with beautiful sandy beaches, lush green rainforests, and beautiful breaking waves then Brave New Waves is the band for you. Doors at 8 p.m.

Monday, April 25

Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill 705 Vernon Street

Saturday, April 23 Mochipet Mochipet is known for being a cutting-edge innovator and producer by dancefloors around the globe. His one of a kind style of futuristic hip-hop otherwise known as glitch hop or crunk has made him millions of fans around the world and created a huge following known as the Mochipet nation. Mochipet is also known for mind blowing and high energy shows in his trademark purple dinosaur suit! Exclusive opening set by Yan Zombie and fully custom visuals by Invisible. Advance tix only $15.

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Friday, April 22

The Cottonwood Choir performs Songs of the Devoted at 7p.m. Donations accepted at the door. With special guests The Waldorf Community Choir, under the direction of Bree Switzer.

Sunday, April 24

Brooke Wylie is a Calgary based singer songwriter. Years of piano, violin and classical voice training, as well as a deep appreciation for Canadian roots music, have all contributed to Brooke’s original songwriting. She combines melodic country, roots, and folk with insight, humour and her own experiences to create something relatable, thoughtprovoking and memorable. Opening set by Cowpuncher. Show starts 9 p.m.

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Aaron Nazrul and the Boom Booms spend a tremendous amount of time on the road performing live. It’s a reggae, rock, Afro, Latin, soul, funk, folk thing you’ll want to experience! The Boom Booms are a brother and sisterhood as much as they are a band, and are proud to share the stage and sonAaron Nazrul and the Boom Booms ic space with many local west coast musicians and people, who make their job the best job on the planet. Show starts 9:30 p.m.

Finley’s hosts its monthly Salsa Night. With lots of new songs to dance to, and many students coming out, there will be tons of people on the dance floor all night long. Couples and singles welcome. The action starts at 9 p.m. sharp. Drink specials on Cuba Libre drinks and only a $5 cover. See you on the dance floor salsa lovers!

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Friday, April 29

The Get Bent Bellydancers from Penticton are back again. This year they explore the many facets of love. This stunning and uplifting show is sure to dazzle and entertain. They are partnering with local bellydancers such as The Baladi Moon Dancers, Soul Fire, Cosmis Oasis, Jennifer Mendizabal and many more. Come and show your support and enjoy a wonderful display of music, dance, and glitter! Tickets are $15, door at 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 30

Kaslo Aaron Nazrul and the Boom Booms return, bringing with them their very danceable live show. The Boom Booms are a Vancouver-based, genre-bending, multilingual, epic live band. They have toured and performed in various forms through Europe, Central and North America. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. No cover charge.

While most members of contemporary folk/pop family band LAVA hail from New Zealand, its keyboardist is no stranger in the Kootenays. In the late 1990s Grand Forks native Johnny Popoff attained an honours diploma from Selkirk College in the contemporary music program with a major in performance. On a recent visit down under, Johnny met some fellow musicians — New Zealanders of part Maori descent, already well-known as The O’Connors. Composing much of their own music, they also play folk, traditional Irish/Celtic music, mixed in with Maori songs and interpretations of rock classics. Tickets $20 adults, $10 for students.

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For 15 years, David Lavalee guided hikers through the Columbia ice fields, and every year the journey seemed to take longer. “I noticed I’d have to hike further and further with my clients just to see some ice,” remembers Lavalee. The shrinking glaciers — combined with a viewing of the Oscar winning An Inconvenient Truth and a chance meeting with a scientist studying in the ice field — inspired him to pick up a camera and create his own feature documentary, looking at the way water and oil are influenced by each other. “I’m pretty attached to glaciers, given I’m a skier, mountaineer, alpinist, hiking guide,” he says. “I decided I wanted to find out more about what’s going on.” For the next four years, Lavalee (who moved to Nelson during filming) traveled across Western Canada, filming everywhere from Edmonton to Kitimat. The final project, White Water, Black Gold will get its first Nelson screening Tuesday. Originally planned as a single summer project, once he started Lavalee says he realized the proj-

ect had a far broader scope than he’d originally envisioned. “I knew there were issues, but I didn’t know how widespread they were,” he says. “For example, I didn’t know there’s tailings ponds that are basically lining the banks of the Athabasca River... and I didn’t know that river flows into the Slave and the Mackenzie River, so those toxins would end up in the Arctic Ocean.” Farmers in Saskatchewan and Manitoba pulled the film east of Alberta, while the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline — which would like the Alberta oil sands with the B.C. coast — brought Lavalee’s home province into the story. With its regional scope, Lavalee says White Water, Black Gold should resonate with Nelsonites just as much as with those living in the shadow of the tar sands. “Ultimately what we’re talking about is the inextricable link between our use of water and our use of energy,” he says. “I think it has resonance for all Canadians in that it’s really transforming our country.” The documentary begins at 7 p.m. at Nelson’s United Church Tuesday Tickets are $8 in advance at Otter Books or $10 at the door.

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ustin Pelant is in the business of changing lives. No, he’s not a teacher, a life coach or a doctor. Pelant owns Ted Allen’s Jewellery on Baker Street and when a couple comes into shop for a symbol of their unflinching commitment, he’s happy to be part of the mix. “I put a lot of pride in what I do for that very reason,â€? Pelant says. “When a woman first gets a ring, they look at it all day long and it brings happiness. To be just one cog in that wheel, to put that smile on a person’s face or be part of someone’s moments‌ it’s kind of neat and a really wonderful experience.â€? Pelant grew up at Six Mile, attended A.I. Collinson and graduated from L.V. Rogers with the Class of ‘88. “I left like most kids of my generation,â€? he says. “Went out to see other things and then 10 years after I had gone, this was where I wanted to come back to.â€? Pelant spent three years at the University of Alaska Anchorage studying business. One summer he went to work for his buddy’s environmental construction company and a whole new direction took hold. Living in places like Hawaii,

California and Oregon, Pelant worked his way up from labourer to project manager. But all the while, Pelant missed home. “I was really tired of what I was doing,â€? he says. “I wasn’t learning anymore in construction and it wasn’t fun. I like to enjoy my life and being in the bigger cities was not where I wanted to be.â€? Gemology has been Pelant’s hobby since he was a little kid. “I developed the interest in fifth grade,â€? he says. “I was with some school trip or boy scouts at Redfish Creek and I found a piece of amethyst in the water. I had this purple little rock and as a kid I figured it was going to be worth millions of dollars.â€? When a friend told him that Ted Allen’s Jewellery was up for sale, he bit and it all came together in January 2007. “I remember coming here when I was a little kid,â€? Pelant says. “My grad watch is from here, I have engravings from here‌ I’m working on the same engraving machine that 25 years ago I was buying things from.â€? The last five years have exceeded expectations as Pelant has managed to grow a business that was in danger of dying in Nelson’s busy downtown hub. “We have an unbelievable staff,â€? he says. “Any


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small business owner will say your staff is the most important part of your business‌ it’s paramount and I am very fortunate. “If you take care of your customer as best as you possibly can whether it’s a $2 repair or $10,000 ring, when they do need something they don’t think about where else they are going to go‌ they just go there because they know they are going to be taken care of.â€? Pelant sells quality jewelry, but that doesn’t equal unaffordable. “When I took over that is something that I really focused on,â€? Pelant says. “There are kids in high

school that want to get their girlfriend something nice, but they only have $50. I have really tried to cater to that as well so they find something that is special to them.� Other than jewelry and watches, Ted Allen’s also has a wide assortment of engravables, grad gifts, Swarovski crystal, Riedel wine glasses and much more. Pelant and his staff also do custom work, jewelry and watch repair, and even the odd clock repair. You will find Ted Allen’s Jewellery at 431 Baker Street in a building that has been changing lives through jewelry since 1896.









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Candidates manage compliments Con’t from Page 1 has worked quietly to preserve existing jobs. He also cast doubt on Hill’s plan. “There’s a lot of people working on economic development in this area. I’m not sure it’s right to superimpose a plan created by one person.�


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riding and was asked several times about being a parachute candidate. She said if elected, she would move to the riding and “Nelson is high on my list.â€? “I got a call asking whether I would run here and I jumped at it. I could move here in a heartbeat.â€? Asked if she wasn’t a “glutton for punishmentâ€? for running in an area that hasn’t elected a Liberal in more than a century, she insisted she could “influence wealthy people and the powers that be‌ I can sell the economic case for investment in people

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about one day holding the country’s top job. “Yes, I have thought about being prime minister. I think I could do a better job than Stephen Harper.�


The Green Party’s Bryan Hunt said if the Green Party is “super, super, super successful,� they may elect two MPs. “If I’m one of them, it’s great news, because it won’t be just me in Ottawa, it will be a party of hundreds rallying behind to make this one riding work. That’s a lot of resources you’d be electing. I’m just the face.� Hunt also dismissed a suggestion from Hill that he was merely “vacationing� in the riding, saying he was raised in Kaslo, and while he could have run in Calgary where he now lives, he considers this riding home.




A series of one-onone debates, meanwhile, turned mostly into heated agreements. All the candidates supported looking at proportional representation, although they suggested different means of achieving it. Atamanenko received one of the biggest cheers of the night when he said he’d like the Greens represented in Parliament, and “the way we’re going to get that is if you elect enough of us [New Democrats] so we can introduce the proposed legislation.� Hill said electoral reform was something “we definitely want to pursue� but believed it would be difficult with a minority government. “In a majority government, it’s someStory continues to Page 15

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Continued from Page 14 thing we could definitely deal with,” he said, suggesting preferential balloting, mandatory voting, and tax credits and penalties as ways to encourage more people to turn out to the polls. In one of the most unusual questions of the evening, Hill and Atamanenko were asked which part of each other’s platform they were willing to admit liking and embracing. Hill was more effusive about Atamanenko than the other way around, saying they shared a desire to properly respect and fund the military. He also lauded Atamanenko for his passion. “His work on the agriculture portfolio has been phenomenal. He’s an honourable man. I’m a tough, hardnosed businessman. I’m the antithesis of Alex.” Hill said it was unfortunate voters couldn’t send a team to Ottawa — “the person who’s nice and gets elected, and the other guy who’s the SOB in the backroom putting the deals together to negotiate multimillion dollar transactions to move companies back from the United States to Canada.” Hill said he found it “commendable” for Atamanenko “to stand up and take the abuse he takes in the House, and the treatment he gets from me.” Atamanenko, however, was stingier in his praise of Hill. “To his credit, he worked collaboratively with others in Midway to bring about this [sawmill] project,” he said. However, he tempered that by adding it’s “strange” Hill takes credit for things single-handedly. He also delivered a backhand compliment by saying Hill has a harder time of things because of the party he represents. “It’s tough being a candidate for a government in power that has created, in my opinion, havoc in many parts of this country,” Atamanenko said. The public also asked questions on a wide range of topics, including the environment, wars in Libya and Afghanistan, bank subsidies, meat regulations, crime, climate change, and aboriginal issues.

(From top) Hill takes notes while Atamanenko addresses crowd; Glenn Hicks, Tom Thomson and Shan Lavell go over the ground rules; Bryan Hunt gets animated; Lavell during debate with Atamanenko.

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Sunday May 1st. 2011 Granite Pointe Golf Course in Nelson Registration 10:00 am Shot gun Start 12 noon Dinner to follow with prizes Fee $100.00 for golf & dinner For further information contact Peter Taillon Phone 250-352-7617 • email:

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A Life on Skis

She started taking to the local slopes with primitive equipment long before it was fashionable. Now at 90, Edna Whiteley is Whitewater’s oldest passholder, but has no plans of slowing down GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

She’s the grand dame of the Nelson ski scene, the doyenne of local powder hounds. Nelson’s Edna Whiteley celebrated her 90th birthday with a surprise party at Whitewater on the last day of the season.

“[Y]ou just put your foot into a strap. There was nothing else holding your foot to the ski.� Edna Whiteley

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She was asked if she would cut the cake honouring season pass holders — of which she is one — but didn’t realize it would be a tribute to her. “I came in and here were old friends and relatives and everybody that knew me from the ski hill,� she says. “It was a total surprise.� Whiteley, known to many for her years as a Welcome Wagon hostess, got her start on skis when “you just put your foot into a strap. There was nothing else holding your foot to the ski.� The lifelong Nelson resident was largely selftaught and recalls skiing down back alleys. “Then I got better equipment. In high school, I was with the Nelson Ski Club and we



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skied at the golf course and had a cabin there.� One day in high school, when ski conditions were prime, she had a light schedule, with one subject in the afternoon, a number of study blocks, and gym class. “I said to [principal] L.V. Rogers: ‘I’d like to go up skiing.’ He said go. So I went up, and a chap up there taught me how to turn. Just the two of us on the hill.� Later, a ski jump was built on Ymir Road. “There was a hill there and we developed that and had our first ropetow. Then back to the golf course. Then to Silver King, and now to Whitewater. It’s a wonderful hill.� Whiteley spent time as secretary of the old Silver King club (her brother Jack Steed suggested the name), and she and late husband Fred also rented ski equipment through their sport shop. Although a toe problem kept her off the slopes until late in the season, “usually I start out skiing three times a week, and I was out ten or 12 times this year.� Whiteley’s birthday is April 3. Several family members were home to celebrate “and they were all skiing. Some of them hadn’t skied for several years and have a new love for it again.� The Whitewater celebration was a week later. The resort charges $25 for a season pass for “super seniors� over 75, and Whiteley isn’t

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Nor is Whiteley ready to retire from the sport: “I’m hoping to ski next year, if I’m feeling like I am right now. I’ll keep active.�

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Friday, April 22, 2011 Nelson Star

Sports NCAA Woman’s Golf

Taylor helps Portland to another Big Sky championship Nelson Star Staff

Nelson’s Lauren Taylor helped the Portland State Vikings win the Big Sky Conference golf championship in record fashion Wednesday at Ocotillo Golf Resort in Arizona. After having a comfortable 36-hole lead, it got interesting during the final 18, but the Vikings held on to win their second straight Big Sky Conference Championship, third in four years and sixth in the past nine years. Taylor birdied twice in the first seven holes, and shot 76 in the final round, to finish

at 79-73-76=228. The Viking freshman tied for 14th. Overall, Portland State shot 303-287290=880 to beat Northern Arizona University by 11 strokes. The 880 total broke the Big Sky Championship record by six shots and the Portland State University record by seven shots. Portland State will now advance to an NCAA Regional Tournament, likely in Auburn, Wash. from May 5 to 7. Head coach Kathleen Takaishi won her third Big Sky Championship title in four years at Portland State. Viking sophomore Britney Yada also captured the individual title with a record six-under

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turn. Yada and Tiffany Schoning finished the front nine at even, while Brown was oneunder par. At one point, early on the back nine, the Viking lead dropped to four strokes. Portland answered the challenge though, with birdies from three players. Leclair, who got all the way to six under after 11 holes, bogeyed twice on the back nine and Northern Arizona’s threat was over. Despite her early triple bogey, Yada’s final-round twounder par 70 got her to 210 for the tournament. She won by five shots over Leclair, who shot a tournament-record 67 on the final day.



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News Fusion Bistro Owner on Top Chef Canada

Hertz dodges another bullet in Episode Two BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

“I wanted to turn around and jersey him, and start feeding him right hands. He’s lucky we’re not on the ice somewhere and I don’t start pummeling him.� Well, it’s safe to say Jamie Hertz, Nelson’s most famous chef, made an impression in Episode Two of Top Chef Canada. The memorable line was muttered by Hertz’s fellow competitor Darryl Crumb, a Manitoba native and former professional hockey player in the notoriously nasty East Coast Hockey League. Only on

a Canadian reality TV cooking show would hockey feature so prominently in the drama. Who knows how long Hertz — the owner of Fusion Bistro on Baker Street — will last in this Food Channel hit, but Episode Two will likely be the one he is remembered for playing a main role in the unscripted script. Of the 15 contestants left, Hertz owned the main thread when it came to drama, standout lines and outcome. Monday night’s show actually opened with Hertz in bed, waking up for a day of challenges and the fight to stay alive.

Another rough ride for Nelson’s Jamie Hertz.

“I dodged a bullet [in Episode One] and I’m not going to dodge anymore bullets‌ it’s game on,â€? Hertz says in his private interview session. Reality TV loves its foreshadowing.

In the elimination challenge, where he was paired with Crumb, Hertz chose to make flank steak with chanterelle mushroom and bothwell truffle and an asparagus spear. The two chefs made horrible partners and in the end both of them had their dishes panned by judges and guests at a cocktail party. When it came time to decide who was going home, both Hertz and Crumb found themselves in the dreaded bottom four. It was the second episode in a row Hertz faced the possibility of going home. After ripping all of the bot-

tom four, the judges asked if there was anything they had to say in defense. Hertz put up his hand and told the judges that Crumb abandoned him and the partnership was part of the reason for his failings. It was that outburst which caused the “pummeling� comment from Crumb in the private interviews. In the end, Hertz survived another episode and now looks poised to become one of the main characters. Top Chef Canada airs Monday nights. For the entire Star recap of Episode Two head to

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LVR Grad Fundraiser Fashion Show May 5, 6:30 p.m. at LVR gym Students will be modelling clothing from local businesses. Tickets are $7 and are available at the school and at the door

Touchstones of Nelson – Greg Scott

Rock n’ roll arrives in Nelson Dateline April 1, 1958 rom the start of the counting in Kootenay West, it appeared that the key to CCF candidate H.W. Herridge’s victory in the Federal Election lay chiefly with the smaller communities where the results were decisive. In Nelson and Trail, the Progressive Conservative candidate Peter Dewdney led Herridge at the polls by slight margins. Mr.


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Herridge noted that his victory had been in the face of “terrific publicity” poured out by other parties in Kootenay West, and “circumstances generally” — meaning the cross country trend toward Conservatism. Furthermore he was not in favor of such an “overwhelming majority” of Progressive Conservative members in the House from the point of view of the lack of strong opposi-

tion. Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and his Progressive Conservatives rode a whirlwind of votes to the most resounding victory in Canada’s history — shattering all opposition parties on the way to taking 209 of the 265 seats. Dateline April 10, 1958 elson’s new War Memorial park on Vernon Street should burst into colour


WORKSAFEBC – WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BOARD OF B.C. HEREBY GIVES NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATION (BC Reg. 296/97, as amended) The proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (“OHSR”) pertain to the following items. There is an additional proposal for Part 16, Mobile Equipment. • Part 4, General Conditions – relating to a third option to protect workers assigned to work alone in a late night retail premises.This third option is proposed because some employers have found it impracticable to install barriers to separate workers from the public or alternatively employ two workers on shift during late night hours; • Part 6, Substance Specific Requirements; and consequential amendments to Part 20, Construction, Excavation and Demolition – relating to updating asbestos requirements; • Part 6, Substance Specific Requirements – relating to updating the reference to the Pesticide Control Act; • Part 9, Confined Spaces – relating to clarifying that atmospheric testing must be conducted by a qualified person; • Part 12, Tools, Machinery and Equipment – relating to safer driven-feed mobile chipper requirements; • Part 14, Cranes and Hoists – relating to updating the reference to the Elevating Devices Safety Act; • Part 15, Rigging – relating to clarifying the correct number of wire rope clips to be used in wire rope splices; • Part 16, Mobile Equipment – relating to the requirement for trailer units with a dump box to have a permanently affixed mechanical device capable of supporting the empty box in the raised position; • Part 16, Mobile Equipment – relating to permitting a worker riding on a rear-mounted work platform to retrieve traffic cones when the vehicle is backing up; • Part 20, Construction, Excavation and Demolition – relating to new requirements that concrete pumps and placing booms meet the requirements of CSA Standard Z151-09; • Part 23, Oil and Gas – relating to updating the reference to the Power Engineers and Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act; • Part 28, Agriculture – relating to the requirement for rollover protective structures on agricultural tractors; • Removal from the OHSR of the requirements for “prior approval” or “prior permission” before proceeding with certain types of work or using certain work arrangements. The sections identified for change by identifying specific requirements or referencing standards are as follows: Part 5, Chemical Agents and Biological Agents, relating to extended work periods; Part 14, Cranes and Hoists, relating to chimney hoists; Part 19, Electrical Safety, relating to high voltage; Part 21, Blasting Operations, relating to mobile drill rigs; • Removal from the OHSR of the requirements for “acceptable to the Board” before proceeding with certain types of work or using certain work arrangements. The sections identified are in Part 6, Substance Specific Requirements, and relate to: the removal of asbestos debris and acceptance from the Board; posting warning signs and acceptance from the Board; and monitors and alarms for equipment and machinery and acceptance from the Board. PUBLIC HEARINGS You are invited to provide feedback on the proposed regulatory amendments. Your views may be presented orally at the public hearings and/or submitted in writing. Please register if you wish to make an oral presentation at the public hearings by telephoning 604-232-7744 or toll free in BC 1-866-614-7744 prior to the hearing. Information on the proposed amendments and the public hearings, including details of registration/ participation procedures, are on WorkSafeBC’s website at PUBLIC HEARING DETAILS Date May 3, 2011 May 10, 2011 May 12, 2011 May 31, 2011 June 2, 2011 Session Times:

Location Coast Inn of the North 770 Brunswick Street, Prince George, BC Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort & Convention Centre 209 Van Horne Street South, Cranbrook, BC Executive Airport Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre 7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Best Western Kelowna Hotel & Suites 2402 Highway 97 N, Kelowna, BC Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina 146 Kingston Street, Victoria, BC 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS The deadline for receipt of written submissions is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011. Written submissions can be made online or via e-mail, fax, mail, or delivered at the public hearings during the session times. Online: via the WorkSafeBC website at E-mail: Fax: 604-279-7599; or toll-free in BC: 1-877-279-7599 Mail: Policy and Research Division WorkSafeBC – Workers’ Compensation Board of B.C. P.O. Box 5350, Station Terminal Vancouver, BC V6B 5L5

soon as some 4,000 tulips are just about ready to bloom. Later, it is planned to plant about 500 geraniums with the hope that it will give a “Flanders poppies” effect. Shrubs and trees purchased for Lakeside Park have arrived and forty trees with planting heights of from six to 12 feet are to be planted. They include ash, catalpa, flowering cherry, flowering crab apple, red maple, tulip and 20 plane trees. The plane trees are a type popular in parks and grow to a height of 40 feet. Dateline April 11, 1958 elson’s new $4,205,000 bridge across the West Arm of Kootenay Lake collected close to $19,000 in tolls in its first two months of operation. B.C. Toll Highways and Bridge Authority reported Nelson collected $9,774 in November, the month it was opened, and $8,735 in Decem-


ber. By comparison, Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver collected $1,311,378 in tolls during the first nine months of the fiscal year. Dateline April 18, 1958 he largest crowd of “rock ‘n rollers” to attend student-type dances at the Civic rolled, stomped and twirled to the music of recording artist Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps Thursday night at the Civic. Some 700 Vincent followers were present at the session, ages ranging from “14 to 60.” Most of the older fans were listeners, but there was a multitude of young fans, many of whom had been disappointed by the artist’s failure to appear at a downtown store in the afternoon. Vincent, composer and singer of the hit tune Be Bop a Lula was unable to appear in the afternoon because of a mistake in the ferry schedule.


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Because We CARES

Bob Hall photo

The Nelson CARES Society dropped by the Nelson Star ofďŹ ce on Wednesday with a gift basket to thank the paper for its continued support. (L-R) Star publisher Chuck Bennett, circulation manager Selina Birk and ofďŹ ce administrator Amber Lowdermilk accepted the basket and certificate from Alison Roy and Zhenia Saliken from the supported employment program at CARES.

Cool Career: Brewmaster Patricia Rawson Employment Strategist Brewing beer is one cool career. Brewing beer in Nelson amps up the cool factor. Mike Kelly, the Brewmaster at Nelson Brewing Company, has the job, and he loves it. Much of his satisfaction is in the ''tangible proof of what I do,'' seeing the results of all his efforts. What he does is oversee the entire beer making process, from start to finish, ensuring the quality of each batch. He is also the one that formulates new recipes. Nelson Brewing Company has found its place as a ''niche within a niche,'' offering microbrews that are organic. ''Brewing an organic beer in Nelson seems like the natural thing to do,'' is the explanation on their website. NBC's guarantee is that their beer and its ingredients are produced without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or genetic engineering. They are also committed to environmental sustainability; their goal is to outsource all of their ingredients as locally as possible. This means more work for the Kootenays. For Canada, the brewing industry is a major ''job generator,'' according to the Brewers Association of Canada. ''The employment impact due to the production, marketing and sale of Canadian beer generates more than 205,000 jobs, or 1.2% of all jobs.'' Mike's time at NBC began 6 years ago; he already had 11 years of brewing beer experience behind him. In addition to microbrewery experience, Mike has also worked in brew pubs, places that make and sell their own beer. His primary motivation is ''making good

beer.'' Mike began his career with a keen interest in beer making, after completing a degree in political science; then he went back to school to take chemistry, organic chemistry, microbiology and a brewing science course. Then, he, like many others, got the firsthand experience, learning from others along the way. For those who have an interest in becoming a brewmaster, Mike suggests that they begin with postsecondary education, learning ''how to learn.'' Besides education, an individual who wants to pursue this career also needs to have an interest in the physicality of the work. About 80% of this craft is physical, getting your ''hands wet and feet dirty.'' The work also requires attention to detail, for this is where the quality of the beer shows. Mike explains that NBC has a ''reputation for being a clean beer,'' which means that each batch has predictable results; it tastes the same as the ones before. Part of that is sanitation. And part of it is the process, ingredients, and quality control. Mike explains that the testing of the beer is organoleptic, which involves taste, colour, odour and feel. One of the most rewarding parts of Mike's career is making new beers and getting feedback from customers. The feedback, too, is shown in sales. Harvest Moon, a hemp ale, is presently only sold in draft but it is selling 3 times faster than they predicted. The challenging part of the work is heavy lifting and being wet, either hot or cold. What's next for Mike's work at NBC? ''Learning more new recipes.'' Because there is always ''room for improvement.'' Whatever is coming next, it will be true to their tagline - ''legendary organic ales.''

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Nelson Lions Club is hosting the Lions Foundation of Canada Walk for Dog Guides on Saturday April 30th. Registration starts at 9 am & walk begins at 10 am (at the gazebo near the Prestige Lakeside Resort.) FREE HOTDOG LUNCH FOR PARTICIPANTS AT 11 AM



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Carla took the Digital Arts and New Media and International Digital Film programs at Selkirk and now works with Empty Cup Media, a video/photo company in Whitby, Ontario. She has creatively fused her interests and produces promotional, educational, corporate and wedding videos, documentary films and professional photography for a living.

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Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary to Jean & Reo Peloso! Teresa, Stephanie, Darren, and their families invite you to celebrate this amazing milestone with Jean and Reo at an Open House, Saturday, April 23rd, 2011, from 1-4pm at the Hume Hotel. Please come and wish the couple well on this very special occasion!

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Did you graduate from Westsyde Secondary School in Kamloops, BC in 1991? If so, we are looking for you! Please contact Beverly at: so we can invite you to the 20 year reunion in July 2011.

Obituaries FRANK PHO 1925-2010 Celebration of Life We invite friends to join our family in sharing memories of our father, Frank Pho, at a celebration of life at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall in Nelson, B.C. on May 7th at 1:30pm. Thank you to the ladies at the Legion who will serve a lunch.

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Lost & Found FOUND: Digital Camera near Nelson Ford (lower part of Baker Street) Call after 5pm to identify 250-352-5273 Found ladies watch on Josephine between Baker and Vernon - phone 505-5440 or 3549414 Found: Mountain bike in intersection of Kokanee Ave & Third St on Tuesday Mar 29th. Call to identify 250-354-1069 FOUND: Prescription eye glasses, burgundy frame w/ speckled arms, magnivision April 5 at bridge entrance to dog park. 352-2814 to claim.

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Osprey Community Foundation invites applications for: 1. 2011 community grants as well as 2. Arts Legacy Fund grants for Theatre Arts Projects. Application forms and guidelines at Deadline April 29, 2011

Employment Career Opportunities Traffic Controller (flagger) 2 Day Training Classes Road Safety TSC Kamloops - April 12th, 13th & 30th & May 1st. Kelowna -April 9th, 10th & May 14th, 15th New $224.00 Renew $140.00 or Call 1-866-737-2389

Childcare After School Care Coordinator/Entrepreneur. Winlaw Elementary School needs an after-school care program for its students and other community children. Needed is a qualified person who can obtain a license to operate, design, and run the program at the school with access to the gym, playground and library. Ideally the program would involve arts, music, games and sport, giving kids a creative, active, and fun place to be after school. If you are qualified and interested in operating this business at our school please submit your proposal by May 16th to Winlaw Elementary School Box 10, Winlaw, B.C. V0G 2J0, or to Questions? Contact Al Auringer (Winlaw Principal) at 250-2267217 or Signy Fredrickson (PAC treasurer) at 250-2267063.

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking Drivers Wanted: Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License High School Diploma or GED. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE

Education/Trade Schools INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equip. Job placement assist. Funding Avail. 1-866399-3853

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Administrative Assistant OSPREY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION Seeks community-minded, organized, experienced, detail oriented, part-time Administrative Assistant. For more information, please visit: www.osprey Application Deadline: May 3, 2011

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NEED CHILDCARE in our home. Starting the end of May/first of June through August. 6 & 4 year old. 7:30am to 4:30pm. Monday thru Friday. $9/hour. Call 208-853-1768.

In Memoriam IN MEMORY

Mike Kootnikoff - Dear Dad June 11, 1937–April 26, 2010

A Thousand Words Can’t bring you Back I know Because I Tried

And Neither Can a Million Tears I know Because I Cried Love, Your Daughter Janice





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Administrative Assistant OSPREY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION Seeks community-minded, organized, experienced, detail oriented, part-time Administrative Assistant. For more information, please visit: Application Deadline: May 3, 2011 Auto Mechanic wanted. Automotive mechanic required for oilfield construction company. We want a journeyman mechanic preferably with Dodge truck experience. Your work schedule will be 5-10hr days. Call Lloyd @ (780)725-4430 BUSY ASPARAGUS FARM Pickers & Sorters Needed Season Starts Approx May 1 - June 15 1252 Indian Road Lower Wynndel Road Please phone 250-428-2734 Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield 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. FULL-TIME CERTIFIED Heavy Duty Mechanic required by Bailey Western Star & Freightliner. Experience in service & repair of trucks, trailers & equipment. Fax resume to 250-286-0753 or email:

Heavy Duty Mechanic wanted. Heavy Duty Mechanic required. for oilfield construction company. Must be 3rd year to Journeyman, prefer a mechanic with Cat & or Hitachi experience. You will work in shop or field & be home virtually all nights. Call Lloyd @ (780)725-4430 SALES - BUDGET BLINDS Established retailer looking for outside sales person in the West Kootenay area email resumes to PANORAMA FIRE Crew is hiring for the 2011 forest fire season for both Structure Protection and Wildland fire fighting. Applicants must either be enrolled or have completed the NFPA #1001 FF1 or FF2 for the Structure Protection division. You must be extremely fit and be willing to relocate for periods of time throughout the season. Call or email for information and an application. (250) 229-4709 or panosil@

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LEMARE GROUP FORESTRY OPERATIONS COORDINATOR The Lemare Group is currently seeking a Forestry Operations Coordinator for their Port McNeill Office, which is located on Northern Vancouver Island. Lemare has approximately 250+ employees currently working and is a significant forestry services company, tenure holder and log marketing group. The candidate should possess strong communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to troubleshoot and to manage and meet tight deadlines in addition, the ability to work with minimal supervision. Responsibilities: •Coordination of Marine Barging; Equipment, Fuel & Supplies •Human Resources •Purchasing •Daily organization of Field Managers (5-7) •Maintaining customer’s relationships •Conflict Resolutions (Union/Employees) Qualifications: •Post Secondary Education an asset •Forestry experience an asset •Previous executive/administrative experience •Excellent oral & written skills •Strong decision making skills •Microsoft Office fluency is mandatory This position is a full time permanent position with a competitive compensation package based on experience. Lemare will accept resumes by email or fax. Please email your response to Jennifer Ouellette at or fax 250-956-4888. Part-time Payroll and HR position available at AcuTruss Industries. Ceridian (Prism, Insync) experience asset. 2003 - 43rd Street, Vernon, BC, V1T 6K7. Fax 250-5452953

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A unique skill set is required for this position of CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER. If you take joy in providing great service to others, yet work well on your own, are flexible in learning a variety of clerical as well as physical tasks, have some office and computer experience, then this opportunity might be for you. Approximately 23 hours per week 4 days a week. Compensation package includes on-site residence (for 1 person or couple - not suitable for children or dogs). Some marketing experience would be an asset! Please forward resume to including a covering letter outlining your short term and long term personal and professional goals. We thank all applicants in advance, but only those who will be considered for an interview will be contacted. 12 MILE STORAGE - North Nelson

Maglio Installations Ltd. have the following positions available in West Kootenay

• Excavator Operators • Pipe Layers • Truck Drivers • Laborers • Experienced Machine Operators • Site Superintendent Please forward resume to Maglio Installations Ltd.

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We require 3 Professional Drivers for our expanding operations. Minimum 3 years experience based in the Kootenays with an interest in coaching / instructing new drivers in the future! 1 position – overnight steady line haul switch - Princeton return. 2 positions – Edmonton return – 2 trips on / 2 trips off – new equipment. Please apply with resume and current abstract to: Email: Fax: Mail:

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Sundance Custom Homes Proudly Presents The Kettleson Road Properties Nestled at the base of Mount Nelson on a grassy meadow lie two new incredible acreage homesteads. Shannon Creek babbles in the backyard of these warm and sunny retreat like properties. Whether working, retired, artistic, adventurous or just looking to relax these homes have it all... and a Private Mountain Park! $995,000 View the full picture

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A well-established Highway, Heavy Civil and Mining Construction Contractor in Southern BC is seeking an experienced Civil Construction Superintendent for a fulltime, year-round position. You must be a highly motivated, self-starting individual. Responsibilities to include: • The planning and schedul-

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Please forward Resume in the strictest of confidence to: Only those short-listed will be contacted.


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Misc. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Misc. Wanted Old Bottles Wanted, Will Buy. or 250-5511188

Mobile Homes & Parks

NELSON: 815 4th St. Moving & can’t take it with me! 1-6pm Fri Apr 22 & 8-5 & Sat Apr 23

WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only $ 109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737 509-4819830 or

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Real Estate Houses For Sale Passmore Bridge Rd (3749): 2bdrm house w/ 1/2 acre. Overlooking Slocan River. $240,000. 359-5906/505-9784 THOUSANDS IN OPTIONS FREE!! Canada’s largest builder, SRI Homes, is offering unbelievable discounts. Call or visit Lake Country Modular Homes Inc., conveniently located next to SRI’s Winfield factory. Custom designs, factory tours, expert advice & service. Call Alan or Robert toll free at 1-866-766-2214

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Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-711-8818

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NELSON: Gyro Park Sunny 1 or 2 bdrm apt Private entrance, clawfoot tub, cork/wood floors, new kitchen, shared laundry, internet & Garden space. NS/NP $1100 inclusive Avail. May1st 250-352-0776 NELSON: Now Accepting Applications for a 2 bdrm Apt in Quiet Adult Oriented Bldg. N/S, N/P $645 + utilities call 250-352-0118 ROSSLAND NEW 1 bdrm. apt downtown. Gas stove, w/d, hardwood floors. $800/mo + util. internet incl., cat friendly NS Call 250-362-5763 UPPER ROSSLAND 2 blocks from shops, 3 & 4 bdm apt. Very clean, fully furnished, quiet. Avail short or long term. Ph: 250 362 7726 or 250 231 3808

Commercial/ Industrial BAKER ST. retail space available June 1. Full basement, parking space in back, excellent location. Approx. 1350 sq.ft. of usable space on street level. Please enquire by phone 352-3382, 250-3527334 or in person to 358 Baker St. OFFICE SPACE for rent. Front Street Emporium 601 Front Street, Nelson. Lower level, clean, smaller, individual offices, or could be combined into a larger 2 room office. For more information call Gord at 250-304-2885 or email

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NELSON: Mtn Station. Avail May 1, 1bdrm in beautiful 4bdrm log home. 5 appliances, stone fireplace, heated tile floor & awesome roommates. $587.50/mo all inclusive. Call Natalie at 250-505-4576 or Ryan at 250-551-7011

2004 Toyota Tundra 4X4 Access Cab V8 145,000km Canopy 2 sets wheels & tires $18,500 call 250-352-2351


Shared Accommodation Nelson, Fairview: Quiet person, NS, NP, util included. Avail April 1. 250-505-4248

Suites, Upper North Castlegar Sunny 2 bdrm suite , on bus route, includes laundry, and utilities, N/S, N/P,ref’s req’d, $850/mo 250-365-2784.Avail. May 1st

Want to Rent Castlegar Area: 60 plus visually impaired gentleman urgently requires housing in. Up to $550/mo all included. Quiet, clean, respectful. Please contact Harry 250-352-9876 Nelson Area: Clean, quiet, respectful man looking for housing in town or on bus route. I can afford up to $400 per mo. & can provide references. Willing to help with various chores. Please leave a message for Ken at 250-352-6200


Homes for Rent

Place your 3 line garage sale ad thrughout the West Kootenay for only $945!

Nelson: Central. All utilities & internet incl in rent. Avail immed. Call 1-800-611-5788

Lower Rossland 3 bedroom house with carport. . Large yard & deck. Available April 1st. 250.362.2105. Long term tenant.


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NELSON: 3 Mile, North Shore. 1 br apt, NS/NP. $550/mo + util. Avail. May 1. 250-8259294.

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

Cars - Domestic 1992 VW Passat 4dr sedan, all wheel drive. 147646km. Call 250-352-3250 1998 Audi A4 quattro, V6, 5spd, $3300 obo. 250-3071215.

1998 BAJA 31 ft Twin GM 502 Mercruiser Bravo One legs; with trailer $39,900. Receivership Sale Please contact To Marty Eakins at 250-748-0386 for Details.

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Check Classifieds! Cars - Sports & Imports 2006 Honda Pilot EX-L One owner, black with grey interior, 130,000kms, eight passenger, trailer package installed, winter and all-season tires included. Meticulously maintained. Located in Nelson B.C. Call 250-825-3458 for more information

Legal Notices Landlord seizure and intent to sell 1976 Puritan travel trailer VIN 38477617. Colour: white. Registered owner: Porter, Brin Lee, 822 Sixth St., Nelson BC, V1L 2Z1. Currently abandoned. Intent to sell March 13, 2011 in Nelson, Melectra Enterprises Ltd. C/O PO box 336 V1L 5R2. Contact Karyn Shaundell, property manager, or Tiffany Underwood 250-505-5042.

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POPOU RD 4.96 ac. Custom 3 bd, 3 bt

ERIE CREEK FRONT. 4 bdrm 2800 sqft

$129,000 and $199,000. Call David for details.

home. Elevator, shop & garage. Plus 2 bd mobile. $399,900 Call Burke Jones.

BODARD RD. Unique floor plan & styling. 3 bd, den. Decks with Lake views. Landscaped.43 ac. $598,500. Call John Knox.

16.85 WOODED ACRES. Parkland & wildlife right in Salmo. $249,900. Call Burke Jones.

BUILDING LOT Hutcheson Avenue in Salmo. Level lot, ready to build. $49,900. Call Burke Jones.

SLOCAN RIVER FRONT @ PASSMORE Custom 2100 sf Rancher. Level 1.48 ac. 1600 sf garage. All in-floor heat. Wheelchair access. $649,900. Call David Gentles.

SALMO RURAL renovated 4 bd starter home. .41 ac Level/fenced/gardens. Workshop Quick Possession. $189,000. Call Burke Jones.

FAIRVIEW. Close to LVR & Daycare. 4

UPHILL Pride of ownership!! Classic decor. 3bd 3bt walk-up. Quick possession. Suite potential. $449,000. Call David Gentles.

YMIR - 4 bd 2 bt home on spacious lot.

ACROSS FROM TENTH STREET CAMPUS. Great investment location. 4 bdrm 2

LEMON CREEK. 7.5 level acres. Treed

privacy. 2 storey home. Barn & more. $399,900. Call Burke Jones.

Many upgrades. Ready to move into! $299,000. Call Burke Jones.

UPHILL 1.5 storey home. Lots of improvements Corner Lot. In-law suite. $300,000. Call Burke Jones. HERITAGE LODGE. circa 1920. Majestic 8

bd 6 bt, w/ suite. Maintained Heritage thru-out. Lake views. Treed & private 3.43 Ac. $995,000. David Gentles.

UP & DOWN DUPLEX Each unit is 1000 sf. A

3 bd & a 2 bd. Easy to rent. Close to downtown. $329,000. Call David Gentles.

NEW 1/2 duplex. Quality construction, open concept 3 bd 3 bt. Full basement. $329,000 ea. HST incl. Call John Knox.

SLOCAN VALLEY. Pristine 83 acres @ Cougar Bluffs. Pristine Wilderness. $324,900. Call Burke Jones.

GOLF NEARBY. Well constructed 3 bd 2 bt home. Gardeners paradise 66 x 137 lot. $399,500. Call David Gentles


bdrm updated. Private back yard and patio. Carport & Garage. $339,000. Call Burke Jones.

bth & in-law suite. $379,000. Call David Gentles

design. Upgraded 4bd 3bt. 3 levels. Views. Huge decks. $549,000. Call David Gentles.


VIEW RIDGE Elegant timber frame.

Beautifully expanded spacious open 3+ bd home. Garage, deck & bonus room. $320,000. Call David Gentles.

UPHILL RANCHER 3 bd, 2 bt. Large

Detailed with consideration to style & beauty thru-out. 2 1/2 storey open design. + Full bsmnt. 2+ private acres. $919,000. Call David Gentles.

KRESTOVA 7.9 Acres. Level/fenced. Private

CLASSIC CHARACTER HOME 5bd 3bt 2 storey. Uphill. Legal 1 bd suite. Dble corner view lot. $579,000. Call John Knox.

fenced back yard. Spacious rooms. New appliances. Suite potential. Hot tub. Covered deck. $349,000. Call David Gentles treed setting. 3 bd 1 bt home. $365,000. Call Burke Jones.

HEDDLE ROAD Executive quality & style. Open design. 5 bd 3 bt. 2yr old. Garage & shop to buy for. 1.26 level acres. $725,000. Call Burke Jones.

MIRROR LAKE Gambrel style 3 bd 2 bt. Great views. .86 ac. $360,000. Call David Gentles.

LONGBEACH 4-level split. Spacious 4 bd, deck, gardens, garage. Private 1/2 ac. $389,000. Call David Gentles.

KAYS RD. 2,012 sf 3bd 2bt Rancher on 2.46 private acres. Separate Shop. $424,900. Call David Gentles.


FORT SHEPPARD Unique frame & log

WATERFRONT. 55’ level beach, 2 storey home, foreshore lease & marina. $599,000. Vacant adjoining lot with 52’ of waterfront available for $374, 900. Call Burke Jones.

KENIRIS RD. Straw Bale on 3.29 acres. Custom features thru-out. $599,900. Call John Knox.

BALFOUR 5.91 wooded ac. 1500 sf private home. Huge 30x60 shop. $679,000. Call Burke Jones.

HIGH STREET Unique location. Solid 2 bdrm starter home. $259,000. Call David Gentles.

KOOTENAY LAKE BEST BUY Waterfront @ 17 mile. Spacious bungalow, in-door pool. .80 ac w/ 125 ft sandy beach & new deep water dock. $649,000. Call John Knox. COMMERCIAL SITE @ six-mile. Income Producing. 2 buildings. fenced compound. $499,000. Call Burke Jones.

COMMERCIAL LAND & BUILDING. 1.78 acres. 11,750 sq.ft. well- maintained building. $749,000. Call David Gentles.

12 BUILDING LOTS: Full City services. UG power. Street lamps. Paved streets. Priced from $70,000 plus tax. Many options for building plans. Call David Gentles.

BOSUN’S RANCH. Pristine 240 acres w/

Slocan Lake Front, a private lake & caretakers cottage. $3,980,000. John Knox.

BONNINGTON 1.58 acres on Brown Rd. Treed, South facing.Close to Park. $149,900. Call David Gentles.

SALMO 3.57 level ac a stone’s throw from the Salmo River. RV & outbuildings. $162,500. No HST. Call David Gentles.


Captivating custom designed 1 1/2 storey home. Multiple decks. 1.64 acres. Foreshore lease & dock. $1,599,000. Call Burke Jones

home. 1900 sqft basement. Covered enclosed porch. dble carport. Great price @ $375,000. Call David Gentles

SPROULE CREEK/TAGHUM 4 bd 3 bt, full basement. Suite potential. .83 ac. $434,900. Call David Gentles. NORTH SHORE Lake view .47 ac building lot. UG services. Great Value. $110,000. No HST. Call David Gentles. SLOCAN PARK 5 mostly level acres. 4bd home, 1bd suite, large shop. Central location. $399,900. Call Burke Jones.

TURN KEY BUSINESS Outstanding opportunity to own a successful & well established SEARS outlet in Castlegar. Call John Knox. HERITAGE Quality Craftsman 4 bd Home. Wood accents, floors, French doors, leaded glass. 77 x 120 lot. $574,900. Call John Knox. WATERFRONT. Amazing 1.15 level acres, 116’ of sandy beach, 2 homes, beach cottage, boat storage, greenhouse, garage, trees for privacy & you have a full waterfront package. $799,000 Call David Gentles.

MOBILE @ 6-MILE. Well kept 14 x 70. 3 bdrm. Upgraded. $49,000. Burke Jones. BUILDING LOT @ Taghum. Sunset Drive. 1/2 acre. Great location. $215,000. No HST. Burke Jones.

AFFORDABLE 1/2 DUPLEX. Great starter. 3

bd 1.5 bt. Views. Deck & more. $189,900. Call Trevor Jenkinson.

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Friday, April 22, 2011 Nelson Star


Edward Joseph O’Neill

Churches of Nelson ON FEET AND CROSSES BySister Nancy Hurren, cnd Cathedral of Mary Immaculate and Shalom House

For the ďŹ rst Christians, today seemed to be a defeat - Jesus is hanging on a cross in disgrace and breathing his last. But echoing through those hours of agony are snatches of the night before; disciples gathered around Him at table; Jesus noticing the soiled and worn feet of his followers, stooping to wash them, like the humblest servant; disciples around a divided table, putting only their best foot forward but hiding duplicity, denial and treachery; Jesus asking that both feet be given, the best and the worst, in their beauty, strength and their brokenness. The feet are washed but prove to be unfaithful feet, frightened and taking ight in the garden of Olives, not following to Calvary, denying the One who had given them new hope, abandoning their Lord and seeking safety in a locked room. Only the women and the youth, John, stand with him beneath the cross.

Other memories also resonate from the feast the night before: Jesus taking bread, crumbling bread, and the cup of the covenant, oering it as food saying, “This is my body‌ this is my Blood, ‌ given for you.â€? Knowing their ďŹ ckleness, knowing our ďŹ ckleness, Jesus says, ‘this is Me, my presence for the journey ahead, take and eat! ‘

We too, this day, remember the agonizing death, remember our own inďŹ delity,denial and duplicity that moves against truth and light and that chooses darkness and death. We too hide in fear but, we too, are oered a place at the table despite our limitations. We are given the Bread of Life and the Cup of salvation, signs of God’s new covenant of love for each of us despite our frailty and fear. Death for Jesus is not the end but is the opening to transformation, to newness and resurrection. Nourished in Him, our fear defeated, our frailty strengthened, we reach out to console the other and bring the truth and light Jesus brings to a wanting, waiting world.

Unity Centre of the Kootenays Sunday 11:00 am Everyone Welcome!

Nelson United Church Nelson United Church

Ministers: David Boyd, Christine Dudley Sunday Worship Gathering: g 10:00 am

All are welcome

Nursery Room Available Sunday School (ages 4 and up)

905 Gordon Rd (IHA Bldg., back door)

Churches of Nelson Present Procession of the Cross April 22 5PM—Good Friday Start at Central School End at City Hall

Easter Sunday The Cross could not hold him! April 24 8 AM—8:30 AM Lakeside Park Worship— Bridge Christian Church Devotional—Pastor Scott Simpson

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

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

“Come now, and let us reason together, says the LORD.�Isaiah 1:18

Join us each Sabbath for Bible study, prayer and Christcentred worship in a spirit of true Christian fellowship.

Kootenay Christian Fellowship 812 Stanley St., Nelson, V1L 1N7 Easter Sunday Schedule Easter Brunch 8:45AM 812 Stanley St

Worship 10:am

Central School Gym

Corner of Ward and Mill, Nelson

First Baptist Church

St. Saviour's ProCathedral Ward & Silica, Nelson Family Service & Eucharist Sunday 10:30 AM

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

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

In lieu of owers donations can be made to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. We wish to thank Dr. Svet Geuordjev, Louie Geraets and the critical care team for their compassion and kindness during this time. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. On line condolences may be expressed at

David L. H. Meakins November 1917 – April 2011

Loving Jesus, Loving People, Transforming Lives


1502 Granite Rd., Tel (250) 352-6102 –

Jim Reimer

Anglican Church of Canada

With heavy hearts the family of Edward Joseph O’Neill announces his passing at Kelowna General Hospital on April 15, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Louise O’Neill and their children, Sheila, Pat and Mike. He will also be remembered by his grandchildren, great grandchildren as well as family in Ireland and Australia. We will forever keep him in our hearts. At his request there will be no funeral service. On May 15, 2011, his family and close friends will celebrate his 80th birthday and life at his home.

Dave lost his battle with old age on April 17 at a ripe old 93 years.


Nelson Seventh-day Adventist Church

Office: 250-352-7700


April 15, 2011

xDeveloping Relationships xMusic that will move you xHelping people - Help people

First Baptist Church

4UBOMFZ4Ut Good Friday 7:00 pm Easter Sunday 9:30 & 11:00 am

t#BMGPVS 6QQFS#BMGPVS3Et Maundy Thursday 7:00 pm Good Friday 2:30 pm Easter Sunday 9:30 am

t1MBZNPS+VODUJPO &EFO3Et Good Friday 3:00 pm Easter Sunday 10:00 am

Come celebrate the risen Christ


CATHEDRAL OF MARY IMMACULATE 813 Ward Street, Nelson 352-7131 EASTER LITURGY SCHEDULE Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper April 21st 7:30 pm Good Friday Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion April 22nd 3:00 pm Resurrection of the Lord: Easter Vigil Saturday April 23rd 8:00 pm

611 Fifth Street 250-352-3212 Worship Service: 10:00 am Pastor: Rev. Scott Simpson

Easter Sunday morning Masses April 24th 8:30 am and 10:30 am

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Good Friday Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion April 22nd 3:00 pm

Kids Swap Meet - April 16th

A Friendly Bible Centre Church

SACRED HEART, KASLO Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper April 21st 4:00 pm

10:00am Service: “The Church of Todayâ€? 623 Gordon Rd. Nelson BC V1L 5X6 1IPOFt1BTUPS3FW,FO),FCFS

Refreshments are served after the service

(AfďŹ liated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)

He is survived by his wife of 69 years Lillian, sister Mary of Parksville, son Keith (Monique) of Kamloops, grandchildren Jane Williams (Tom) of Portland Oregon, Cara Tsoi of San Francisco, Je Meakins and Jon Meakins of Victoria and great grandson Zachary Williams. Dave was pre-deceased by daughter Gail Tsoi (Andy) and by his brothers George and Wally both of Vancouver. During his years in Nelson, Dave was active with the 3rd Nelson Boy Scouts on the Group Committee and as camp quartermaster. He always had a welcoming smile for friends and customers and loved ďŹ shing, gardening and huckleberry picking. He loved to share his garden produce with neighbours, especially in Cranbrook where 40 years of tender loving care made for the sweetest carrots. He remembered fondly the many winter evenings curling in both Nelson and Cranbrook. No owers. At Dave’s request, he will be cremated with no formal ceremony. Condolences may be sent to Arrangements are entrusted to Clark’s Funeral Services Kamloops, BC - Tel. 250-554-2429

Easter Sunday Mass April 24th 10:30 am

SACRED HEART, PROCTER Easter Sunday Mass April 24th 1:00 pm


Dave was born in Nakusp to Benjamin and Ethel Meakins. The family moved to Nelson when Dave was 13 and he went to work for Burns Lumber at age 15. He eventually became one of the owners of the company and opened a branch oďŹƒce in Cranbrook in 1962.

Contact Jennifer if you would like to see your place of worship on the Churches of Nelson Page. Printed every Friday in the Nelson Star.


The Salvation Army

Nelson Community Church

Sunday Worship Service at 11:00 am Everyone is Welcome

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

601 Vernon Street (Middle Level)

Nelson Star Friday, April 22, 2011


Salmo man admits killing Creston resident CRANBROOK — Nearly two years after the crime, a Salmo resident has pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of Randall Werner Claassen. Barney Wayne Keizer, 35, received automatic life imprisonment with no parole for 10 years in Cranbrook Supreme Court this week. He also was ordered to provide a DNA sample and issued a lifetime firearms ban. Hikers found the body of Claassen, 29, a Creston resident, in the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area on May 12, 2009. Keizer first appeared before a Justice of the Peace four months later. Police said Claassen and Keizer were associates and that Claassen was shot. — Creston Valley Advance 27

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We Love Your Pets & They love Us!

STILL DOING TIME 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!

Registered under the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC.

DVA, WCB accepted

Valhalla Path Realty

CORRECTIONS A story Wednesday (“Hill jibe raises ruckus”) claimed Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall referred to supporters of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement as “dark Sith lords” at a meeting in February. In fact, Mungall says she stated just the opposite — that they were “not dark Sith lords.” In our Friday story on roller derby in Nelson (“Hard hits, fishnets and the occasional tutu”) we assigned Jenna Goodwin and Lauren Strudwick to the wrong teams. Goodwin is a member of the Nelson Killjoys, while Strudwick plays for the Lumber Jackies.

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280 Baker St., Nelson, BC


Second Chance Animal Shelter

250.352.2228 Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP)

Pets Available for Adoption Call 250-551-1053 for information or visit: www.homesfo 2 little boys, wild and crazy as can be


Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814


This cute 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is a nice blend of old charm with modern day upgrades. Many original features, a newer roof, a low maintenance yard, and only 2 blocks to Baker Street. Call Yara or visit


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Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443


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

PROCTOR AT ITS BEST 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. Within walking distance to shops and the lake all within thirty min. to Nelson. Call Norm or Lev

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The stylish gourmet kitchen of this 3 bedroom home features custom build cabinets, concrete countertops and stainless steel appliances. If you are hungry for a bright and cheery residence then you will not want to look past this simple yet elegant beauty. Call Robert

BUSY BUSINESS This is a very busy and long established Auto Detailing Business known as Nelson Auto Cleaners. Excellent location. A large shared shop with a retail counter, lunchroom and bathroom. Price includes all supplies and equipment. The business has a large, loyal clientele and offers complete auto detailing, rust proofing and spray in box liners. The owner makes a good salary. All financial and equipment information available. Call Wayne

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HENRY & SKOR Two plump little furballs: furballs These 10-week old brothers have been watching their litter mates get adopted and are waiting patiently for their turn. Henry is the most Newfie like, with wavy fur. He is very calm and would most likely be just fine with a family with young children. Skor’s fur is shorter and he is a more active boy. Both are friendly and well socialized. Henry and Skor will be at this Sunday’s Adoption Clinic at Streetclothes Named Desire from 1 - 3 pm. Call 250551-1053 551 1053 for more info or visit our website.

Friday, April 22, 2011 Nelson Star




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Tinkyada Brown Rice Pasta Elbows, Spaghetti, Spirals $26.49/case

Taste Adventure Instant Refried Bean Flakes Black/Pinto $51.95/bag

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Thomas Utopia Organic Tomatoes Crushed/Diced/Whole $35.95/case 12/796ml

Artisian Acres Kamut Pasta Rotini, Spaghetti $27.49/case


Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk Premium $24.95 / case



Organic Peanut Butter Smooth/Crunchy $35.49/pail 4.09kg


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Ariah's Edible Creations Organic Burritos Chile Lime $26.99/pack Cheese

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Cool Mint Gel / Creme De Anise Creme De Mint $29.95/pack 6 pack

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Friday, April 22, 2011 Nelson Star  

The Nelson Star as it appeared in print April 22, 2011.

Friday, April 22, 2011 Nelson Star  

The Nelson Star as it appeared in print April 22, 2011.