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The Capitol Theatre’s summer youth program production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown arrived on stage last night and runs through Saturday. Elizabeth Barrett, who plays Charlie’s sister Sally, gets ready backstage. For more candid shots of the production see Page 2.

Majestic Bird Flies into Taghum Powerline

Sad end in effort to save eagle GREG NESTEROFF

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Nelson Star Reporter

A bald eagle died this week after running into a power line at Taghum despite the efforts of Nelson Hydro, neighbours, and a local bird care society to save it. Anne Bokser Wishlow, who saw

it happen from her deck, says the bird was being chased by an osprey around 8 p.m. Monday — something she has witnessed before. However, near the community hall, the eagle struck a wire. “It was a huge light show,� she says. “The bird fully lit up. There was a big arc and the power went


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out in our homes and came back on right away.� The eagle was left hanging upside down, holding onto the wire by a talon. Bokser Wishlow assumed the worst, but after a few Story continues to ‘BEAKS’ on Page 5


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Nelson’s annual Flightfest will crank things up a notch this year, with the addition of a full-fledged air show. “It’s going to be really exciting,” says Case Grypma of the Nelson Pilots Association, which has organized the event for over a decade. “It’s a whole festival, but in celebration of flight.” The Saturday, August 6 show will include a fly-by by vintage World War II military planes, Bill Carter’s special aerobatics, and the grand finale, John Mrazek’s L-29 Delfin jet demo. More modern Canadian military aircraft are expected as well: a new Harvard II NATO trainer and a SAR Buffalo will be on display and do routines. Also in the mix of flying demonstrations is Paul Hajduk’s sailplane magic. “He does a full set of choreographed aerobatic maneuvers,” Grypma says. “It’s very slow, graceful, and artistic. There’s no engine at all. He has to finish his performance and then land right in front of the crowd.” Last year’s event attracted local and visiting pilots from across BC, Alberta, and the US — plus someone who flew from Ontario. Over 3,500 people passed through the gates, and a similar size crowd is expected this time.

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Bob Schmitz and Case Grypma of the Nelson Pilots Association are looking for volunteers to help with this year’s Flightfest, which will include flying demonstrations and an afternoon air show. Phyllis Edwards photo

“Last year we focused on general aviation,” Grypma says. “We had 40 different airplanes, from homebuilt to executive aircraft. This year the focus is on more of an aerial display, more flying activities.” The date is chosen so as not to conflict with other air shows or major events, and will go ahead rain or shine. “What’s really bailed us out in the past in bad weather is some of the most amazing performances by the Trail Model Aircraft Association,” Grypma explains. “They do quarter-scale or one-third scale aircraft. They’re a crowd pleaser. It’s mind-boggling what they can do.” The model aerobatic rou-

tines fill the gap between take-offs and landings of other aircraft. Putting on such a spectacle doesn’t come cheap. Grypma says they’ve been blessed with “absolutely astounding” corporate support that has raised over $30,000. Still, that’s a relatively small amount for an air show, and many performers are cutting their rates to come here. “They realize Nelson is a unique place in the annals of aviation,” Grypma says. “It’s small, grassroots community airports like this that provide the backbone to the whole transportation system.” He also notes that next year will mark 100 years since the first flight in Nelson, making this year’s event

a practice run for an even bigger celebration. Gates open at 8 for the pancake breakfast, opening ceremonies are at 11, and then there will be a feature performance each hour until 4 p.m. Aircraft rides and kids activities will also be available. Admission is by donation. Grypma says they still need more volunteers, especially to help with parking airplanes, meet and greet, and set up of the grounds and food services. Contact Grypma at 250505-3249 or cgrypma@, or club president Bob Schmitz at 250-5090395. The tentative schedule and other details are available at

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Friday, July 22, 2011 Nelson Star

A Kelowna group plans to name its new jet boat after Sheilah Sweatman, the Nelson Search and Rescue volunteer who died in the line of duty last month. “Sheilah’s story touched us deeply and underlined the commitment that we make as search and rescue volunteers,” said Marilyn Wilson of Central Okanagan Search and Rescue. “We want to honour Sheilah in this way, as we feel quite certain we will never forget her sacrifice made helping others every time we use our boat.” Wilson says the day Sweatman drowned in the Goat River while on a recovery mission, they were receiving $25,000 they’d won in a national contest sponsored by The Keg steakhouse.

CITY OF NELSON NOTICE SIDEWALK/PATHWAY IMPROVEMENTS Please be advised that the City of Nelson will be proceeding with the Public Works projects in the zero block of Baker Street below the Highway along Railway Street and the 100 block of Silica Street to Cottonwood Falls. The work has been scheduled to begin the week of July 25, 2011 and will continue through until October 31, 2011.

The money was earmarked for a new rescue boat. That night they learned about Sweatman’s death, “which hit us pretty strong. One of the members in the morning emailed everybody and said there’s some eerie connection that we were getting the money at the time of Sheilah’s accident. Wouldn’t it be great if we named it after her? Everybody was behind it 100 per cent.” Wilson got in touch with organizers of Saturday’s memorial, who in turn put her in touch with Sweatman’s family in Manitoba, “who it turns out are big boaters and absolutely thrilled about this.” The boat has not yet been acquired, but is expected to be an all-aluminum jet boat to replace an inflatable vessel, which Wilson says isn’t good in shallow water, strong water, or rivers. They hope to have it in service in the spring. It will be called Sweatman, and beneath its name will

Sweatman will be remembered this weekend.

be “In honour and memory of Sheilah Sweatman.” Wilson says as with search groups in the Kootenays, they are often called upon to help neighbouring organizations. “We didn’t know Sheilah personally but it’s pretty keenly felt in this group that we lost her because of all the mutual assist work we do,” she says. Central Okanagan Search and Rescue will be sending a delegation to tomorrow’s memorial in Nelson, including their president, who will announce the naming of the rescue boat as part of the service. Sweatman will also be remembered with a rock cairn at the North Shore hall, to be built with stones contributed from


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each of the province’s search and rescue groups. l As of late Wednesday, the number of confirmed personnel attending Saturday’s ceremony will be around 400. It will include a flotilla of three rescue boats from Nelson, Castlegar, and Beasley, according to Beasley fire chief and Nelson Search and Rescue member Al Craft. When the honour guard procession starts at the airport at 11, the boats will move with them parallel on the water, and then as the procession reaches the soccer pitch, they will standby near the bridge. “When the fly-past comes, they’re going to go along with

them,” Craft says. “Put the lights and sirens on and come swooping along back toward the lagoon where the bandstand is.” Afterward, they will hover offshore during the ceremony, which begins at 11:30. According to Don MacKinnon of the Nelson Pilots Association, the flypast is scheduled for three minutes after noon and is expected to consist of seven aircraft — a Canadian military Buffalo turboprop, three helicopters, and three planes flown by local members of the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association. The public is welcome to attend, but encouraged to come on foot. Lakeside Park will be closed to vehicles from 11 a.m. Friday until 2 p.m. Saturday. The corner of Lakeside Drive and Hall Street near the airport and the access to the Chahko Mika Mall at Poplar and Front Streets will also be closed. The mall itself will remain open.

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There will be a parade, birthday cake, stage events, displays, a beer garden, live music and a celebration dance! To reserve a vendor’s table ($5) or parade entry please contact David at the Slocan Village OfÀce (250)-355-2277 The Corporation of the Village of Slocan PO Box 50, 503 Slocan St. Slocan, BC V0G 2C0

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BEAKS puts out valiant effort

Continued from Page 1 minutes, the eagle flapped its wings. “We went over and you could see that she was looking around,� she says. She and husband Jason, along with neighbours Bruce and Irene Montgomery, called for help. Nelson Hydro’s Garth Georgetti responded. “I arrived as it was starting to get dark,� Georgetti says. “It was pretty emotional. This thing was beautiful.� Although the veteran lineman says crows, starlings, or geese occasionally strike lines, he has never seen it happen to an eagle. (Coincidentally, on Wednesday, he recovered an osprey at Balfour killed when it landed on a transformer near its nest. It was still holding onto a fish.) He phoned the conservation office, who recommended leaving the bird be. “We couldn’t do that. We had to give it a fighting chance,� he says. “As I was talking with them, you could actually see the eyes and head move a bit.� Georgetti’s colleague Andrew Colgan arrived with a bucket truck, and they used insulated sticks to pry the eagle off the wire. “The line’s energized with 25,000 volts. If we’d had to, we would have shut the power off to all of Taghum, Blewett, and Sproule Creek,� Georgetti says. “But we didn’t have to. We were able to get one stick on the ground on the wire so it didn’t slap around and Andrew was in the air and freed up each claw, one at a time.� By this time, the bird had been clinging to the wire for close to two hours. Georgetti says as it fell, it put up its wings, and then landed belly down in the long grass on the riverbank. “I ran over with a flashlight because I was worried it had landed in the lake,� Georgetti says. “But it was just sitting there, looking.� They contacted conservation again, who suggested leaving it till morning, when an officer would take a look.

The eagle after falling from the line. Photos courtesy Garth Georgetti

However, they were concerned it may be vulnerable to coyotes or otherwise succumb to its injuries. Next they called BEAKS, the Castlegar-based bird care society, where Carol Pettigrew recommended bringing it in right away. “Carol is an amazing woman,� Bokser Wishlow says. “She’s excellent at caring for birds. She’s intelligent, thorough, very careful, and was very willing to take this eagle.� Jason Wishlow put on protective gear to retrieve the bird, which they covered in a blanket and placed in a dog kennel provided by another neighbour, Terri Maglio, who has experience working with animals. The bird growled a bit in the cage, but otherwise remained timid during the drive. They arrived at the BEAKS sanctuary around 11 p.m. and Pettigrew took over. “I just did my normal stabilizing,� she says. “It was really critical. I just talked to it, calmed it down.� Initially she was hopeful. Although few birds survive electrocution, she did nurse one other back to health. The eagle had a small puncture wound from the shock, its leg was burned, and its talon remained stiff. Pettigrew provided painkillers and tried to keep it hydrated and comfortable, while Maglio held it.


RE: Transfer Station Relocation July 26, 4-8pm, RDCK Board Room 202 Lakeside Drive PUBLIC MEETING Pacific Insight does not support the RDCK Boards decision to relocate the new transfer station to Insight Drive. We feel the relocation selection process was flawed and no consultation was done with the neighboring properties. Pacific Insight supports moving the current transfer station away from the Nelson water front, however we would appreciate community support to stop this proposed location, (Insight Drive) and urge the RDCK and the City of Nelson to find another appropriate location.

“That was the most amazing experience I’ve had in a very long time,� Maglio says. “It was breathtaking just to look in that bird’s eyes. I had its head in my hands and rubbed its belly. I got to sit and look at it and give it little eye signals... Carol said the bird is calm and trusts you.� They stayed until about 3 a.m. while Pettigrew continued looking after it the rest of the night. “I thought she was going to be okay, but at five to 9, she just died. I don’t know if it was her heart or what. It was pretty sad.� The eagle’s mate was seen circling above when the Hydro crew arrived. Pettigrew says if they had eaglets, their future is now in doubt. Had the bird survived, once stabilized it would have been sent to a raptor recovery centre in the Lower Mainland, she says. Neighbours praised Pettigrew and Nelson Hydro for doing all they could. “Those two guys did an awesome job,� Bruce Montgomery says. “They did their best. They really cared about the bird.� Maglio adds the eagle died “in good hands ... [Carol] did everything possible. She used $100 worth of products right out of her own pocket. People are not aware of this woman’s skills, knowledge, love, and her 24/7 care of these birds.� BEAKS, which tends to injured, sick and baby birds, returning them to the wild, survives on not even a shoestring budget. Incorporated as a non-profit society in 1998, Pettigrew ran the organization the last two years on an inheritance, and is now relying on a line of credit. “We’re not taking all the birds right now for lack of money,� she says. “We need funding.� They also have a wishlist of items for ongoing care on their website at

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL 2011-P-02 Cottonwood Bridge Call for Artists As part of the City’s Art and Infrastructure program, the City of Nelson is calling for artists to put forward a proposal to design and build the artistic components (inďŹ lls) for two railings for the Cottonwood Creek Bridge. Proposal submissions clearly marked: “Request for Proposal – 2011-P-02 Cottonwood Bridge Call For Artistsâ€? will be accepted by sealed hard copy at the oďŹƒce of the Finance and Purchasing Manager – Suite 101-310 Ward Street, Nelson, B.C., V1L 5S4, up to and including 2:30 pm, local time August 3, 2011. Proposal Documents are available from: Finance and Purchasing Manager The Corporation of the City of Nelson Suite 101, 310 Ward Street Nelson, BC V1L 5S4 Phone No. 250-352-8204 Or the City of Nelson web site,


Friday, July 22, 2011 Nelson Star


Editor: Bob Hall Publisher: Chuck Bennett

Coping with Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce – Tom Thomson construction Take politics out of HST discussion


he crew at the Nelson Star was treated to five straight hours of jackhammering Tuesday morning. It was an Aspirinpacked morning as contract crews working on the Nelson Hydro upgrades finally made their way to our end of the downtown. The major infrastructure project has been playing out in the core since the spring. Streets and backalleys have been ripped apart as the crews create an underground maze of new pipes and wires. Clearly the work has impacted anyone who works or lives in heart of the city. The grinding, roaring, beeping and pounding has pushed patience to the brink. The closed streets and sidewalks have caused plenty of inconvenience for those trying to navigate the already bustling downtown. And the scars left by the work have certainly not beautified our city’s prime asset. Yet, as we watched the crews at work on Tuesday morning it was hard not to be impressed. Perhaps it’s because the Hall and Herridge stop is one of the last on the tour of destruction, but the scene that played outside our windows was a well choreographed construction performance. With precision and efficiency, the crew ripped through the task like a strike force. Almost as quickly as they came, they were gone. Suddenly the normal din of the downtown seemed like silence. Too often in Nelson we take the uncluttered way of life for granted. If we choose, we are always 10 minutes away from the quiet solitude of some forest pathway. So is a noisy downtown construction project really much to gripe about? In the end we are going to have an upgraded Nelson Hydro, Telus and Shaw Cable system that puts our historic downtown on par with modern society. It was a project that had to happen eventually. By next summer we will have forgotten the clamor as the comfort of the new and improved core will be ours to enjoy. We want to hear from you. E-MAIL LETTERS TO: 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 BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to


n less than two weeks — August 5 to be exact — the provincial referendum on the HST will have been completed. That’s the deadline for getting your mail-in referendum ballot completed, and back to Elections BC. However, today is also a critical date to ensure your voice is heard. If you haven’t received a referendum ballot, today is the deadline for requesting a referendum package to vote. As you are well aware, the referendum is to allow you to have your say about retaining or scrapping the HST. We’re not going to the polls per se, but if ever there was a time to ensure your voice was heard, this referendum is the time. To allow a small percentage of people, as is the current trend for voter turnout, to decide the economic future of our province is not right. If there ever was a time to stand up for the future of your province, and the collective future of yourself and your future generations, this is the time. The BC Chamber of Commerce has long been a proponent of a value added tax system. Those opposed to the HST say it’s a benefit to big business. In all of the extensive literature that I have been able to find, you would be hard pressed to find an economist of any political persuasion, in any jurisdiction that will not concur that a Harmonized Sales Tax will be good for the long term benefit of the economy of British Columbia. Take note they

The HST is about how the province manages our money.

say the economy of British Columbia. Not big/medium/small business. All of British Columbia. The education system, social systems, infrastructure improvements and maintenance, and everything else the government provides come from a treasury that is replenished annually by the economic activity of the province. Personal income tax, royalties, corporate taxes, and the like, are the mainstay of government funding. The government does not have any money; all they have is our money. A competitive, vibrant economy provides the funding for government to do all the things we have come to expect. Unsuccessful businesses, idled or decimated economic sectors, contribute very little to the government coffers. Unemployed people or those on assistance contribute very little, if anything, to the treasury. Yes, the HST was implemented poorly by the government and people felt betrayed as to how it was put in place. The lack of information provided by government added to the confusion and anger towards “another” tax. It’s not another tax, but

really a streamlining of two taxes — the PST and GST into one HST. What is confounding many people is that the 12 per cent applies across the board on most goods and services rather than just five per cent on some goods and services. In the big picture, the government recognized the various disparities after implementation and thus the reduction to 10 per cent to put the consumer back on par with where they were pre-HST. No one likes taxes, be they business or personal taxes, but they are a necessary evil. If we are to rely on the government to pay for the increased level of services we demand these days — in health care, education and crime prevention — then government needs to pay for these services. Taxes need to be efficient and derived in a simple fashion. The PST-GST was archaic in form, efficiency and derivation. Since businesses across the province are the collectors and remitters of such tax, they are tasked with the administrative burden of managing the tax. These aren’t just big

businesses, they are small businesses too. It is a little-known fact that 98 per cent of the businesses operating in the province employ fewer than 10 people. It is small business that has had to manage this archaic system. If you haven’t made your decision yet or were thinking about not casting a ballot, I urge you to do so. When you do, try and keep politics out of the question and look at the issue on a factual basis. New changes to the HST mean lower taxes than the PST-GST. The government is committed to reducing the HST to 10 per cent, which is two points lower than the 12 per cent PST/GST. Under that 10 per cent tax, economists estimate the average BC family will be paying $120 less per year than under the PST/ GST. Children and seniors will receive $175 cheques issued until the 10 per cent HST takes effect. So, if for some strange reason, you haven’t received your voting package, you have until 11:29 p.m. today. You can still call Elections BC at 1-800661-8683. I agree with the economists: voting no to keep the HST and lower taxes and keeping a value added tax, rather than reverting to the inefficient tax system like the PST and GST, makes sense to me and a growing number of individuals around the province. Tom Thomson is the manager at the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce

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Letters to the Editor

Wayne Germaine Serving Nelson & Area Since 1987.

Trafalgar PAC sounds off Over the past five months the executive of the Trafalgar Middle School Parent Advisory Council (PAC) felt that School District 8 has been on a destructive path, both in terms of how it was working with parents and its use of flawed criteria for selecting which students would be denied an educational opportunity offered through a public education system. The PAC’s repeated efforts to work with the senior leadership team of SD8 were largely rebuffed and we watched in frustration as an issue grew into a conflict. Hence, we asked the board to hire an external consultant in the hopes of creating a safe environment for everyone to explore what went wrong and rebuild the relationships that are critical for a strong public education system. Instead they have chosen to go it on their own. So what has happened? At the June meeting of the board, a Trafalgar parent tried to read out a letter but was interrupted by the chair and not allowed to continue. The chair stated that the parent was making negative comments about staff and so felt compelled to “protect the integrity of our staff and board.” Subsequent to the meeting, we reviewed the letter. Although we do not endorse the parent’s letter, we strongly disagree with the views expressed by the board chair. The letter called into question some actions of staff, but did not make personal attacks. The letter spoke to a SD8 decision-making process that we believe was seriously flawed and is an ongoing issue between SD8 and parents. Hence, it was appropriate for the parent to raise her concerns within that context. The board owes the parent an apology.

What else has happened? The board approved terms of reference for new community engagement committees to be established by SD8, which the chair has said will address some of our PAC’s concerns.

“The PAC’s repeated efforts to work with the senior leadership team of SD8 were largely rebuffed and we watched in frustration as an issue grew into a conflict.” The Trafalgar PAC had appointed two parent representatives to another SD8 committee that could have been used to help address the previous conflict. SD8 ignored our parent representative’s repeated requests for that committee to meet during the conflict. Yet we are now to volunteer even more of our time to participate in more committees of their making? If SD8 is to engage with parents and work in partnership with us, then this needs to be reflected from the outset and at every step of a process. SD8 needed to meet with each school PAC to present their idea (as one of a number of options) and a draft terms of reference for the proposed engagement committees. Only after seeking parent support for the concept and demonstrating how parent input had been incorporated should a proposed engagement process and final draft terms of reference been presented to the board. As to the cost of hiring a consultant, research clearly shows that a key factor for determining how well a

student does in school is the degree to which parents are actively engaged in their education. Therefore, doing what is required to meaningfully engage parents is one of the most cost effective actions that SD8 can take. Some have suggested the answer lies in how parents vote in the upcoming fall school board elections, but that is only part of the solution. SD8 is a large, complex organization; changing a few players will not solve all the problems. The board and staff need support to grow into the enormous responsibilities that they have accepted, while providing the necessary accountability. Instead of seeking such help, the board has left parents no alternative than to consider going to the Minister of Education as well as to publicly state what is obvious to many: serious errors in judgment have been made that have severely damaged the school community, there has been no public acknowledgement by SD8 of the damage done, nobody has accepted responsibility for creating the unnecessary level of entrenched conflict, there have been no policies or procedures put into place that will reassure parents that such flawed decision making cannot happen again, and their credibility has been so damaged that many parents no longer trust them to lead our public education system. Having chosen to go it on their own, the board and staff must now demonstrate a vastly improved ability to listen, to respond to ideas that challenge their views, and to truly work in partnership with parents rather than to try to dictate the terms of engagement. The PAC Executive Trafalgar Middle School

Highway reflectors worth the cost About eight to 10 years ago reflectors (cats’ eyes) were put into Highway 3A. This was, according to a person from highways at that time, very expensive. A few years later the road was repaved and approxi-

mately half the reflectors were paved over. The road is now being repaved again and it looks as if the rest of the reflectors are being paved over. The reflectors were a great help in driving at night and during snowy weather, but

I assume that they are gone forever. I sincerely hope that that is not the case and that reflectors will be put back in, whatever the expense. Birthe Wilson Achtner Nelson

Has a recent city council decision made your blood boil? Is the state of our local health care making you furious? Have the shenanigans in Victoria made you shake your head? Let it out and let us know. Write a letter to the editor. Let the community know how you feel:

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Sunday, July 31st

to be a part of ‘The Crew’ to help out for the

29th Annual Nelson Cyswog’N’Fun Triathlon

in the park, the lake or on the route at 6-Mile or on Johnston Road. If you can help, please contact Anna or Ashlie at Lakeside Physio and Sports Injuries Clinic at 250. 354-3929 or email:

Christine is also looking for her massage alumni to volunteer. Practice your massage skills and help celebrate the 29th annual triathlon,

CYSWOG’N’FUN July 31, Sunday 8 am

Spectators always welcomed! Catch the action swimming, cycling & running


Friday, July 22, 2011 Nelson Star


Kootenay Lake Levels July 20, 2011

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Present level: 1747.81 ft 7 day forecast: Down 12 to 15 inches. 2011 peak: 1751.71 ft./2010 peak: 1748.68 ft. present level: 1746.61 ft. 7 day forecast: Down 12 to 15 inches.

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Been There DONE THAT

First hand reports from local travellers

only took eighteen hours. Jet lag was heavy upon us as I opened the door to our rental car, only to find that someone had stolen the steering wheel. Oh, there it is over there. I knew this was a cheap rental outfit, but what were they thinking? The car jockeys took pity on me and led me to the driver’s side. I got in and made a vain attempt at starting the motor. Where did they hide the ignition switch? And what’s the gearshift lever doing way over there on the left? We did finally launch, amid cheers and grinding of gears. Stay Main Street Sligo, barely room to get by the parked cars. on the left, stay on the left, Sandy sang to me as we careened toward Driving holidays Dublin. We’re going to die, was all I could say. Danny Babin My fears were justified as we approached a roundabout, my first and very near my last. Naturally I love to drive. In fact, I’m what they call a “mileage I looked left , because that’s where the traffic will be junkie”. Turn me loose on the open road and I will eat coming …”H-O-N-N-K-K” wailed the oncoming up two hundred miles before breakfast. It might have cars to my right. Oops. Th e next roundabout was in something to do with growing up a stones throw from the middle of a village, just a painted circle. Our exit the headwaters of Highway 61, Kingsway and Arthur was on the other side of the circle, as Sandy advised. in Thunder Bay. As a kid I would stand there and “Go straight through”, meaning drive half way around dream of the adventures that awaited on this fabled and veer off . I went straight through allright,straight highway, winding its way to New Orleans. If only I across the circle. The locals weren’t impressed. had a car. If only I had a job. If only I hadn’t turned And of course, we had to stay right in the heart of west instead and ended up in Nelson. the city, at the Shelburne. I could smell the Guinness, Driving holidays are a great way to see the world. but first I had to park. Round and round we went, You fly to another country, rent a car and go. A map tantalizingly close but oh so far. Finally, on our last is sometimes handy, and knowing helpful phrases desperate pass, old Jimmy the Concierge flags us in the local language is a big plus. Like, “I’m on the down. “Good morning to yis, wil you be after staying autobahn, and I’m out of gas,” or “A goat has eaten the with us tonight? “ “Yes, but what about the car?” I seat of my rental car”. Knowing what side of the road asked, “we’re triple parked”. to drive on is definitely something to look into. There “Ah, don’t you worry, everything’s grand. Go inside is no more terrifying feeling then learning this the and there’s a cold pint waiting for you at the bar.” Oh, hard way, usually seconds after you leave the rental car Jimmy, my saviour. We left him there, had our pint, compound. My first attempt at driving on the “wrong side” was and slept a delicious jetlagged sleep. in Ireland. We had taken the scenic route; Spokane/ Denver/Atlanta/Shannon/Dublin. Amazingly the trip

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Business in Profile

Scooter madness MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter


hina, Japan and Korea have already hopped on the scooter trend, and the owners of New Age Scooters think Nelson will be next. “Already in Vancouver, Kelowna, Kamloops and Calgary it’s very popular. You see them all over the place, and every summer you’ll see more and more of them,” said Kathy Hartley. Hartley and her husband Peter Gallant, the other owner, moved from Calgary three years ago with their 15-year-old son. “We had property in the Slocan Valley for three years. We fell in love with the Slocan Valley and the Kootenay area. Plus we’re avid kayakers, so there’s really no better place to live,” said Hartley. “Calgary was just getting too big,” said Gallant. “Nelson has its own problems but in comparison they’re minor. We don’t have the drive-by shootings here, we don’t have the muggings, we don’t have a lot of the problems that the large cities do. Once Calgary got to the one million population it changed drastically.” Gallant had been looking at job opportunities in Nelson for some time and realized that unless you come to town with a job, the city doesn’t have a lot to offer. “I’ve had various different jobs. I’ve worked in the office furniture industry for about four years, and I was a forklift operator for various companies,” he said. “A lot of the work that I’ve done has involved driving; I enjoy driving. The work that I enjoy the

Megan Cole photo

Peter Gallant and Kathy Hartley opened New Age Scooters last year on Front Street.

most is work with my hands. If it has to do with electronics or engines, I’m right into it.” With the idea of starting their own business, Gallant and Hartley began looking at what niche they could fill in Nelson. “I love motorcycles and anything related to motorcycles. It’s something that this town doesn’t really have a good variety of. There are other companies that sell scooters but not one that does it specifically. I wanted to get into something that would fill a niche in this town,” said Gallant. Knowing that the geography of the city could be a challenge for scooters, he began doing his research, looking at possible scooter manufacturers. “I specifically asked the supplier of my electric scooters for the best ones that they have and to think of San Francisco. Vancouver or Saskatchewan is not our kind of terrain. I need ones that can go up and down the hills of San Francisco, and if they can do that well, then they would suit our city,” he said. New Age Scooters also provides winter storage for scooters and motorcycles,

as well as service for scooters, something they feel other scooter suppliers aren’t offering. Gallant and Hartley were also looking at providing a range of models that would satisfy the varying needs of their customers. “Demographically we’re an ageing population, and there’s going to be a stage in most people’s lives where they can’t drive a car anymore. They either lose their licence or they simply aren’t comfortable doing it. We saw a need for an alternative for elderly people,” she said. For Hartley, who has primarily focused on arts and working with arts organizations, it was the ecological aspect of the scooter business that appealed to her. “Motorcycles and cars have always been Peter’s thing; I have no experience with motorcycles at all. But I am involved because I believe in it so much. Anything automotive was alien to me, but this is just so the direction I believe we need to go in as a society,” she said. For more information on New Age Scooters visit their website at newage scooters.wordpress. com or visit their shop at 721F Front Street.

Nelson Star Friday, July 22, 2011 9


Eight-Year-Old Takes Up Harp; Raises Funds to Buy One

Sounds that make a mother’s heart warm MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter


t’s not uncommon for kids to ask their parents to play the piano or the guitar, but eightyear-old Lucas Alexander had no interest in these common instruments. “I was doing music class and there were a bunch of instruments on the wall and I liked the harp,” says Alexander. He went home to his mom Loray Alexander, and did what most kids do: started asking for lessons. “It was very significant for me because I did a lot of angel and spiritual work dealing with my invasive breast cancer,” says Loray. “When I got into remission and he mentioned that, to me that was a sign that we really were OK. It was also a sign to me that

he was at peace now. To me the harp is so heartfelt. When he mentioned the harp it really seemed to reflect where we are at now.” Loray was hesitant to immediately sign Lucas up for harp lessons seeing as he had never even held a harp before. “I called Nancy Potter who teaches harp in town and asked if he could just come over and play with a harp,” she says. By the end of his first visit to Potter’s, Lucas had learned to play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. He has now been playing for three and a half months and happily practices many times a day. “I feel so lucky that I get to wake up to harp music,” says Loray. She says that Lucas even approached his teachers and asked if he could play at his gradu-

ation ceremony for the Gordon Sargent program. For the first three months, Lucas played a smaller harp that had fewer strings and had to be propped up on a box. But when Loray knew that Lucas had a real interest in the harp, she knew they would have to look for a proper one for him. Potter, Lucas’ teacher, was going to Kelowna for her daughter’s wedding and stopped at a harp builder’s in the area. “She brought one back for us. We have a three month trial with it and after that we can either keep renting it or raise the money to buy it,” she says. The harp costs $65 a month to rent and $1,900 to buy. “I knew we’d have to go for a used harp, because a new one is $3,000. But we’ve been so lucky that everything has fallen into

place. There is a harp teacher in Nelson. I don’t know if there is a harp teacher in Castlegar or Trail,” she says. Loray and Lucas, with the help of their friends, are looking to the community to help Lucas continue with his dream. Because of Loray’s breast cancer, she had to go on disability. She is now starting to work part time with Harvest Rescue, but the cost of the harp is a lot for her to take on her own. Bean Here Now Café on Lake Street at Josephine is sponsoring the fundraising for Lucas’ harp. They are putting a tin out to collect donations and are also accepting yard sale items for a yard sale at Loray and Lucas’ home tomorrow. The yard sale is from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 409 Tower Road in Rosemont.

Megan Cole photo

Eight-year-old Lucas Alexander never hesitates to practice his instrument of choice.


Friday, July 22, 2011 Nelson Star


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Calgary novelist, Suzette Mayr, launches her latest book, Monoceros. The book tells the story of the ripple effect of the suicide of a bullied gay 17-year-old. Mayr is the author of three previous novels, including Venous Hum (2004) and The Widows (1998), shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book in the CanadaCaribbean region. She is a former president of the Writers Guild of Alberta, and teaches English and creative writing at the University of Calgary. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre on Monday, July 25 and is open to the public.



July 22nd - Sweatshop Union July 23rd - JPod & Bryx July 28th - Sanctuary with Datura Metal July 29th - DJ Cedar & Friends July 30th - Val Kilmer & The New Coke Live 80’sBand Aug. 1st - Hey Ocean! Aug. 2nd - Elliott Brood Aug. 10th - Ganga Giri & Adham Shaikh Aug. 12th - Deekline Aug. 13th - Big Jules & Friends Aug. 16th - Oka

Live Austrailian Techno Funk

Aug. 19th - Humans w/Ricco & Vinnie the Squid Aug. 26th - Figure & The Killabits Sep. 15th - Opiuo Sep. 16th - Ed Solo Sep. 20th - PS I Love You Sep. 23rd - Karkwa

2010 Polaris Music Award Winners

Sep. 24th - Said the Whale Sep. 27th - Hollerado

with Young Rival & Wildlife

Sep. 28th - Yukon Blonde & Library Voices

Every Thursday features various dj’s. No Cover!

in the Best Western

Chef Cliff Schoeber is pleased to announce:

Weekend Prime Rib

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

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July’s MarketFest is shaping up to be a great event. There will be 100 vendors, two stages, live music, dancers and more. The July MarketFest will feature performances by Mr. Something Something, Gisto and the Reggae All Stars, The Tuques, Sunshine Drive, Lint, Dope Cat!, the Moving Mosaic Samba Band, DJ Papa Roots and DJ Rhapsody and more. MarketFest will be on Baker street on the 200 to 300 block. The event will start on July 29 at 6 p.m. and wrap up around 10:30 p.m. For more information on MarketFest and the weekly markets visit

Have you longed to learn to draw and paint? Begin your journey at the Becoming an Artist for the True Beginner workshop and learn to see how an artist sees, improving your creative thinking through drawing. Progress to brush handling, making marks, mixing paints, and creating paintings. The class costs $300 + HST. Visit for course details. To register or for more information: 1-877-552-2821 or 250-352-2821 or Little Slocan Lodge is hosting its annual Littlefest music festival. This year’s line up includes Bedouin Soundclash, Alex Cub, the Handsome Family, and more. For more information about the festival visit Advance tickets are $90 for the weekend, $55 for a day pass. Tickets may be available at the gate and will be $110 for a weekend pass and $65 for a day pass. Tickets are available online and at Eddy Music in Nelson.

Get out your walking shoes and hit the streets for Nelson’s annual ArtWalk. This year’s six-week event will kick off with it’s opening night from 6 to 9 p.m. The evening will include performances by Balkan brass band the Oxygen Orkestra, sand sculptures by Peter Vogelaar and David Nichol-Ducharme, and sidewalk chalk art. KRISTY GORDON ART WORKSHOP Maps are available at city hall and the Nelson and District ChamInternationally acclaimed artist and Nelson native Kristy Gordon ber of Commerce. For more a full list of the participating artists will be teaching a three day portrait painting workshop. The class and venues visit is geared towards painters of all skill levels, and is a great opportunity to learn the process of painting with oils. Each day will include a SATURDAY, JULY 23 painting demonstration, discussion and individual instruction at the Come out and enjoy fresh local produce, crafts and more at the easel. The workshop will take place August 11 to 13. To register for Cottonwood Falls Market. The market runs 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the workshop, or for further information, please contact Bev Gordon Every Saturday this summer, Touchstones Nelson will be offering by email at free guided tours of the permanent museum exhibit with paid ad72 HOUR ART SLAM mission! Tours will run from July 16 to August 23 from 1:30 to 2:30 Nelson’s AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society are p.m. Our experienced docents are available for information inquiorganizing an a 72 hour art slam to address social issues and stigma ries as well as informative tours that cater to all age groups! With surrounding HIV/AIDS in the community, while celebrating artists a friendly and knowledgeable docent you can see the museum like and art in the community. Participants can submit a film, poetry, you’ve never seen it before! theatre, song, painting, sculpture, dance and any other type of artist expression. The competition will be held between August 19 and 22, Bogustown Pub is hosting the midsummer car show. The show starts with a showcase event on the 26th for the general public to attend. at 2 p.m. come for lunch or stay for dinner but don’t forget your car. For more information contact Please contact Carmen or Brahm at There will be music, games and great cars. For more information or 250-505-5506 contact Bogustown Pub at 250-354-1313.


For apartment dwellers, those who do not want to compost outdoors due to bears or space constraints, or those interested in fun and fascinating red wiggler worms Earth Matters is presenting an indoor worm composting workshop. Participants in the workshop will each assemble their own worm bin (worms included) and learn how to successfully worm compost indoors. The workshop is on July 21 at 6 p.m. at the Earth Matters ECO Centre, 563 Ward Street. Please visit Earth Matters or call 250-352-2513 to pre-register. The cost is $55 including worms; participants need to bring their own Rubbermaid style bin to be transformed into their worm composter — all other supplies will be provided.



Crescent Valley will be holding its first summer market of the season at the Frog Peak Cafe. It runs every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until August 21. The market includes amazing breakfast and lunch, live music, fresh produce, art, clothing, pottery and more.


St. Saviour’s Anglican Church is building on the success of its inaugural summer public tours launched last year by again throwing open its doors. The church, located at the corner of Silica and Ward Streets, will again be open during July and August with volunteer tour guides in attendance to answer questions. Alternately, visitors can pick up an informational pamphlet for a self-guided tour or just enjoy a quiet contemplative time.

Craft Connection is celebrating the opening of their newest exhibit, Hot Night in the Summer. Join other art lovers for art and refresh- WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 Keep the Beat is a youth organization in Nelson. Every summer we ments tonight between 6 and 9 p.m. organize a 10-hour concert in Lakeside Park as a fundraiser for War BLISS IN THE BLOSSOMS Child Canada. In the last five years we have raised over $60,000 in Come and see some of the beautiful artwork and sculptures on dis- support of children affected by war. It is a free event, with a silent play. Summer garden metal art with Nathan Smith’s leaf swings; auction, merchandise, tent, all day music, and all day performances metal sconces for the patio by Carter Balzer; unique bird houses from local and BC wide musicians, speakers as well as a perforby Brian Mally; recycled metal archway by James Harris; and more. mance by Nelson’s very own Gypsy Folk Fusion dancers. This is a Craft Connection and Gallery 378 is open Monday to Saturday from family friendly event. Keep the Beat will take place at Lakeside Park. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more infor

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Entertainment listings

The Royal


330 Baker Street

Below the Hume Hotel

Saturday, July 23

Saturday, July 23

The Capitol Theatre 421 Victoria Street — tickets at

Thursday, July 21 – Saturday, July 23

The Capitol Theatre’s offering for its 23rd annual summer youth program is the presentation of You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Revised). An ambitious troupe of young actors will take half of their summer break to prepare a production that will once again pack the house. Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder, Snoopy and of course Charlie Brown will all come alive on the stage in a showcase of local talent. Come and see tomorrow’s stars in what is always a great family outing. This year’s presentation is directed by Allison Girvan and Laura Metcalfe, choreography by Lynette Lightfoot and set design by Murray Kimber. Tickets for this show go fast, so don’t delay: $15 for adults, $10 for students and $45 for a family of four.


Jpod and Bryx

Freeflow returns to the Royal! Who is Freeflow? For anyone who’s seen the band perform, the answer is simple: they’re an energetic band that brings people out of their seats with a compelling combination of songs with great hooks and great vocal harmonies. A much greater challenge, however, is describing Freeflow’s sound, which features everything from Soul and funk to reggae and rock. They have often been compared to bands like Sublime and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, yet have nurtured a sound distinctively their own. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 and are available at Royal Espresso or online at

Two of western Canada’s finest DJs are colliding this Saturday night for an all-out funk fest. Jpod of the Okanagan and Nelson’s very own Bryx will combine to play their own blend of breaks, hip hop and top 40 mashups like only they can do. “Music that brings a smile to your face” is the most frequent feedback given to Jpod’s signature sound. It combines dropkick drums, bobblehead bass and intelligent instrumentation that uniquely represents the flowering West Coast Canada flavour. Having toured extensively in Western Canada and now Australia at both clubs and festivals, Jpod continues to energetically spread his sound to all open ears. The show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets are $5 at the door.

Sunday, July 24

Kaslo Jazz Etc. Music Festival Kaslo, B.C.

Friday, July 29 to Sunday, July 31

Thursday, July 28

East coast thrashers Sanktuary and Black Moor are hitting Nelson as part of their Annihilation of the Nation Tour and are joined by Nelson’s own death metal heavyweights Datura. The show starts at 10 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Saturday, July 30

Delhi 2 Dublin For the 20th year, the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival will be bringing some of the best music to it’s floating stage on Kootenay Lake. This year’s line-up includes Vancouver’s Dan Mangan, Celtic/dub/electronica musicians Delhi 2 Dublin, David Gogo, Mr. Something Something, the Jim Byrnes Band and more. Tickets and camping are still available through the ticket hotline at 250-353-7548, or through the website at Ticket prices and the full line-up are also available online.

Iron Horse Not only do these guys play some smokin’ bluegrass, Iron Horse are also masters of interpretation. This quartet has an incredible ability of taking metal and pop songs and transforming them into bluegrass masterpieces. Iron Horse creates much of its own music, with an innate ability for cross-genre arrangements. Iron Horse has three self-produced albums, containing previously unreleased compositions, and Iron Horse-composed originals. In January 2003 the band was approached by Los Angelesbased CMH Records to record a tribute album to the heavy metal band Metallica, which was released in October of that year. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at Royal Espresso, Eddy Music and

Kokanee Creek Visitor Centre Highway 3A (between Nelson and Balfour)

Val Kilmer and the New Coke Missing the ‘80s? Val Kilmer and the New Coke are going to hit the stage playing covers of your favourite songs by The Cure, The Cars and The Cult. DJ Terrantino will get the crowd moving before Val Kilmer hits the stage. The show starts at 10 p.m.

Sunday, July 24

Tubas, trombones and accordions will fill the park at the Kokanee Creek Visitor Centre thanks to Nelson’s very own Balkan brass band, Oxygen Orkestar. The band has played all over the Kootenays including performances at Starbelly Jam Festival, MarketFest, The Royal and this year’s ArtWalk. Oxygen Orkestar will perform at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 .

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Friday, July 22, 2011 Nelson Star


Nelson Author Polishes Off Two Works of Fiction

Double launch for Nykanen SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

If readers get a little shiver when they hear the name Mark Nykanen, they could be forgiven: Nykanen’s name has become synonymous with literary thrillers of the seriously edgy variety. Nykanen will launch two new novels on Tuesday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library. Striking Back, published by Bell Bridge Books, offers page-turner excitement as the men in L.A. counsellor Gwyn Sanders’ spousal abuse group are targeted by a mysterious killer who is murdering them one by one. Burn Down the Sky, published under the pen name James Jaros, is a post apocalyptic climate collapse tale published by HarperCollins Voyager. It’s set in a nearfuture world devastated by environmental catastrophe and a runaway virus that has

killed most of the world’s population. Nykanen comes by his talent for depicting the dark side honestly. He won four Emmy awards for investigative journalism while reporting at NBC News — often covering heinous crimes — along with a host of other awards. Reviewers have been unanimous in their praise for Nykanen’s novels. The Vancouver Sun, reviewing

his third novel, Search Angel, warned that “readers will come face-to-face with one of the most disturbing villains since Hannibal Lector.” Kirkus Review called The Bone Parade an “irresistible suspense thriller” with “pages bronzed with horror.” Primitive was Nykanen’s first suspense novel, in which climate change and terrorism formed the core of his story, themes he continued to explore in Burn Down the Sky. CBC NXNW host Sheryl McKay described Primitive as “a real page turner... but with a serious intent... to add to the ever growing body of work calling us to wake up to modern threats to our world environment.” Nykanen lives in Nelson, as far from the gritty reality of his novels as anyone could get. The Nelson library is the place to be when these worlds collide, launching two new novels and celebrating one of our own.

The members of the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their support of the 10th Annual Legacy Golf Event. The event, which was held at Granite Pointe Golf Club, was a huge success, raising $18,000! MAJOR SPONSORS & DONORS





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BIG thank you’s to the following, whose support of the Hospital Foundation was invaluable in the success of the event:

The golfers who came out to support the event, Brian Gaschnitz, our well dressed Master of Ceremonies and the General Manager, catering and pro shop staff at Granite Pointe for the wonderful meal and excellent service.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING Fat Tire Festival August 26, 27, 28 Friday, August 26, 2011

Want to be a part of the festival, but you’re not the competitive type? Then join us for some laid back group rides. Dirt Tours will be offering FREE shuttles from Gerick’s Cycle and Ski to the Giveout trails for all you downhillers. Then join us for an après-ride get together at Jackson’s Hole and Grill as they host our “Welcome to the Fat Tire Festival Party” starting at 7:30. Check out the bike shops for more information.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Join us at Rosemont Bike Park as we celebrate the kids of the Fat Tire Festival. All kids rides are brought to you by the Nelson and District Credit Union – as long as they are members of the Nelson Cycling Club, they can join in for free, plus get a free T-shirt. Hungry? Grab a bite and support the Nelson Skateboard Society, as they host a barbecue. Then sit down and watch the spectacular Dirt Jump Jam – you won’t believe what these guys can do on their bikes! Come on down to Baker Street in the evening for the parade and crit rides hosted by The Royal on Baker!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

This year Morning Mountain will be the site of both the cross-country and downhill races. This year will see riders complete one ride down Oilcan and one down the DH course for a combined time. Our festival site will include food and clothing vendors and activities for the kids – so be sure to bring the family out for the day. For more information, please visit


The Antler Trail, part of the Smallwood Trail Network, is freshly clipped and spiffed up, thanks to an energetic trail crew of six-10 year old kids. The squad enthusiastically clipped back all the overhanging alders and willows that gave riders a good slap in the face when they went by. After spending time doing trail maintenance, they all headed out geo caching with their squad boss. Thanks to all the kids for their afternoon of hard work. Trail maintenance is an ongoing requirement of trail use. This year, the Nelson Cycling Club has seen a marked increase in trail maintenance undertaken by individual riders at large. Thanks to all those riders who give back to the trails they love to ride. For more info on trail maintenance, or to get involved, stop in and see Mark at The Sacred Ride on Baker Street.

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Beware of large trucks up and down Grohman Creek road when shuttling Shannon! We are starting demolition and construction and there will be lots of heavy machinery on the road. If you don’t have a radio, pull over for those trucks, they are not able to brake easily when loaded and coming down the mountain. There is still about a metre of snow on the upper trails. Swamp donkey has been logged. That’s the update! Have Fun out there Check out the Nelson Cycling Club Facebook page for more info or to post.


Gravity Adventures is ready as always to get you out there and up there. These after school programs are VERY popular so make sure you register well in advance.

After School Junior Program

The Gravity Climbing Centre offers fun and safe classes for kids seven to 13. These programs teaches them all about rock climbing and helps them to develop strength, coordination, agility, flexibility and self-confidence. These programs run every weekday after school. A low student-instructor ratio ensures that everyone experiences the thrill of climbing at their own pace. We make sure that kids have fun while they learn. We also make sure that they learn the importance of safety and trust.

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Climb Gimli, Valhalla Provincial Park, July 30 and 31

Join an experienced rock guide for a local alpine classic. Rated III 5.10a, the South ridge of Gimli peak in Valhalla provincial park, is one of the best of its class anywhere in the world: exposed, varied and aesthetic. The Gimli program can be done in one or two days, depending on your background and experience and is designed for experienced climbers. Contact 250-354-4884 for more information, limited to two people.

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Learn to Mountaineer in the West Kootenays, August 3 to 7

Discover the rewards and freedom of mountaineering, learn the skills and gain confidence to climb rock, snow and ice. David Lussier, local mountain guide will take you through this comprehensive five day program. This is a beginner to intermediate small group program is limited to three students, inquire early! Technical climbing equipment provided. This course is an introduction to general mountaineering on rock, snow, The Antler Trail crew consisted of, (l to r) Victoria Jeffery, Elsa Sollid, Christopher Jeffery, Eden Sollid, Aurora Panko Dool and Alison Lutz (who glaciers and mixed terrain. You will begin in Nelson, with learning or reviewing your rock climbing and rope handling skills. The next four days are field based on the glacier kept the crew motivated with Gummy Bears) where you will learn ice axe and crampon use, self-arrests, snow and glacier travel skills, navigation, hazard assessment, crevasse rescue fundamentals and peak ascend. The Fate of Morning Mountain Visit for details. Machine built trail??

There is a possibility for this if we get some real money from the Morning Mountain insurance fund. In brief, the regional directors of E and F want to gain the community’s feedback on recreation priorities in the Blewett and Taghum Area.......they talk a lot about the status of Morning Mountain, past and present and note the NCC’s interests and trails tenure at Morning Mountain. The regional directors are seeking community direction for the expenditure of insurance funds (over $180,000) that are left over from the old ski lodge that burned down at Morning Mountain. NCC is in a position to receive some of these funds but we need you at the meeting. Please attend and/or send emails in support of “NCC for Morning Mountain” to: Area E Director Ramona Faust - Area F Director Ron Mickel - If you are a resident in the Bonnington, Taghum, and Blewett areas it is even more critical that you voice your opinion.

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Canadian Hip Hop Leaders in Nelson Tonight

Working in the Sweatshop MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

Since Sweatshop Union released their self-titled album 10 years ago, they have become symbolic of northwest Canadian hip hop, but the road to where they are now wasn’t always easy, inspiring many songs and albums along the way. Mos Eisley, one of the six group members, was nearly deported from Canada when he was in high school for graffiti. “I never really took hip hop seriously until I got busted doing graffiti. They were going to deport me from Canada and I realized I had to figure something else out. I thought that music would be the best way to go,” he said. “I liked it, and I was making mixed tapes, and I thought that I could actually do it and it was legal.” Sweatshop Union became known early on for their politically minded lyrics, and often rapped for crowds of protesters. “I was raised in a political household. My parents are both revolutionaries from Iran. I was a refugee in Germany and in the States because of that. A lot of my parents’ friends were very political so I ended up listening to a lot of different people talking about things that didn’t even really make sense to me back then, but

Nelson’s Best Singer search down to top 20 MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

it definitely formed the way I felt about things,” said Mos. The love of hip hop drew the group together in high school, and even though they didn’t go into the group with the intention of creating music with a message, it just worked out that way. Since 2001, Sweatshop Union has made four more albums including their most recent Bill Murray EP, which reviewers called their most ambitious to date. “I think it’s funny that people have called Bill Murray our most ambitious album, because it’s the shortest album we’ve ever made and it’s also the most flippant and nonchalant,” said Mos. “There’s no real message to it, we were just having

fun and kind of talking. In the end it still comes off that songs sort of mean stuff but it was very much a fun album for us to make. It was funny to see that people thought this album had some sort of weight to it.” Something that set Bill Murray apart was the absence of long time group member Kyprios, who left the band this year to pursue a solo career. Mos said the group attempted to work with Kyprios but the songs just didn’t fit the vibe of the album. “He’s a very fun guy. We’re all brothers, so we miss him sometimes. He has a very high-energy opening set so it’s a bit different, but I wouldn’t say that it’s affected

us negatively,” he said. Despite some negative reviews from fans, Mos said that the group is going to continue to make albums like Bill Murray. “We’re going to focus on making more progressive music and I think Bill Murray was a good look at what’s to come,” he said. Sweatshop Union is now looking at tapping into the international hip hop scene. “Our focus has been very strong on North America for the last 10 years and that was mostly because we had to. We didn’t see a way out and now we’re starting to see how to do it,” said Mos. Sweatshop Union will take the stage at the Spiritbar in Nelson tonight at 10 p.m. Tickets are available at the Hume Hotel for $10.

Mos Isley, Metty the Dert Merchant, DJ Itchy Ron, Conscience, Dusty Melo and Marmalade will be in Nelson Friday. Awesome View

American Idol fans get ready: Nelson’s Best Singer is coming to the Capitol Theatre. Organizer Vern Gorham started the event in Creston (Creston’s Best Singer), and now 20 hopefuls are getting ready to take the stage. “Approximately 30 singers came out for the audition, and now we’ve got our 20 lined up,” said Gorham. A panel of three to four judges selected the singers. “The person would come in — we were at the Prestige Lakeside Resort and had one of their convention rooms to ourselves with a PA system set up — and it went really well,” he said. For Creston’s Best “I’m excited Singer there was a fairly broad range of ages rep- to share with resented in the singers Nelson some — the youngest was 11 of the talent.” and the oldest 76. Vern Gorham “We had younger Event Organizer singers in Nelson, actually,” Gorham says. “Our youngest who tried out was seven. She didn’t make it, but we did have a nine-year-old who is going to be singing in the contest. Our oldest was not quite as old. We didn’t have any 70-year-olds. But we did have some middle aged people and they sang really well. “The talent level was amazing. I’m excited to share with Nelson some of the talent. A lot of the singers probably have not been heard anywhere else. They’re undiscovered and raw. It’s really cool.” Like American Idol, there will be a panel of three judges. Unlike American Idol, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez will not be there, but 103.5 The Bridge’s morning DJ, Rob Grant, will be. “He’s promised me that he has no friends and will be impartial. I took his word for it,” said Gorham. The other two judges are from Creston, including the second runner up in Creston’s Best Singer. Nelson’s Best Singer kicks off at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 28. Tickets are available through the Capitol Theatre website and box office. Bring a donation for the Nelson Food Cupboard. For more information about Creston and Nelson’s Best Singer visit their website at

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Nelson Transfer Station

Driver hurt in Pacific Insight balks at new neighbour Lemon Creek crash Nelson Star Staff

One of the region’s biggest employers isn’t happy about the prospect of the Nelson transfer station being moved next door. Pacific Insight, located five kilometres west of the city on Highway 3A, says it found out the same day as everyone else that the Regional District of Central Kootenay has acquired 22 acres at the end of Insight Drive. “There was no discussion prior, and that’s really our big beef,” says Tom Mamic, the electronics manufacturer’s director of finance. “At least they should have consulted the people it was going to impact.” Mamic says they’re worried that having the transfer

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station nearby will be bad for business. “There’s certainly an impact on our image that our customers feel,” he says. “Image is everything. Being located near a transfer station does not enhance our image.” Mamic says the regional district has shared some preliminary plans, but they remain concerned. “They’re trying to be reasonable and create no sight lines, but still, that volume of traffic will be going right by our building.” The regional district says moving the transfer station off the waterfront will cost $3.3 million, including purchase of the land. A public meeting on the move is set for Tuesday at the RDCK board room in Nelson from 4 to 8 p.m.

A 57-year-old Slocan man suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries in a single vehicle rollover on Highway 6 at Lemon Creek around 5 p.m. Wednesday. RCMP Staff Sgt. Dan Seibel says the driver was the only occupant of the Ford SUV. It drifted off the shoulder, hit some gravel, went into the ditch, and flipped, landing upside down on the shoulder and then slid into the oncoming lane. The man suffered arm/ hand injuries, as well as lacerations on his forehead, arm, and neck. He was taken to hospital, although it’s not clear which one.



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The vehicle is a writeoff. The accident took place near Rooster Road and tied up traffic for over an hour. Seibel says neither speed nor alcohol are believed to be factors.

Repairman mistaken for gunman Several RCMP detachments responded to a report from Salmo around noon Sunday that a man had climbed to the roof of the Dragonfly Café with a handgun. It turned out it was just the local repairman, whose tools were mistaken for a weapon. “This is just one of those calls that wasn’t what it appeared to be,” said Trail Cpl. Dave Johnson. “So we all got to drive out to Salmo fast and then drive home.”

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Leafs choose Maida as new bench boss MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

The Nelson Leafs have announced that former assistant coach Frank Maida will be back behind the bench, but this time as head coach and general manager. “The call was totally unexpected. It happened just under a week ago, and it caught me off guard. I needed a few days for it to sink in and for [partner] Jackie and I to think about it and talk about it. We’re excited that I’m taking on the challenge,” said Maida. Maida said he’s hoping to bring back the same coaching philosophy that was present when he and former Leafs head coach Simon Wheeldon worked together. For five years, he worked with Wheeldon as the assistant

coach. He took the last year off of coaching hockey. “My philosophy basically is that we will be the hardest working team on the ice, show respect to all the players on the ice, and we will be a very well disciplined team,” said Maida. He said there will be challenges going into next season. “We will need to work on getting last year’s team under a new philosophy that we’re going to bring in and get them used to playing under a new system” said Maida. He will have high goals for the team and high expectations for the players both on and off the ice. Maida coached minor hockey for six years beginning in 1996. “I grew up playing hockey and loved the game and wanted to give back to the community

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The Leafs will be guided under a new philosophy in 2011-12.

and give back to minor hockey,” he said. The Leafs are still looking for an assistant coach to join the team behind the bench. “Nothing has been confirmed yet. We are in the process of talking to a few people, and we will probably make a decision next week,” said Maida. Leafs president Russell Stocks broke the news Tuesday stating that Maida would assume his new role effective immediately. “Frank has demonstrated his leadership both on and off the ice over several seasons as the assistant coach and we are confident he will build on these successes as the head coach,” said Stocks in an email. Former head coach Chris Shaw announced earlier this month that he will be leaving to become assistant coach with the BCHL’s Vernon Vipers.

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The adventure begins this weekend MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

Adventure racers from around the world will be making their way to the Kootenays for Atmosphereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Raid the North Extreme. The race starts on Saturday at a mystery location, and is expected to last six days, over 500 kilometres. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to keep the starting point a secret to really maintain the adventure of the experience,â&#x20AC;? said Beth Crowther, media relations co-ordinator. Crowther said Raid the North is an expedition-style adventure race where coed teams of four (there has to be at least one woman on the team) make their way through a series of check points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are left to their own devices when they are out on course. They are totally unsupported. They will be trekking, mountain biking, paddling, orienteering and also using ropes to navigate the course,â&#x20AC;? said Crowther. There are 30 teams participating in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Raid the

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North, and even though the majority of the team members are from Canada and the U.S. there are people coming from Slovak Republic and Australia. A local team is participating in the race called Kootenay Kaos, made up of Nelson Rocha, Dustin Eagleston, Vince Hempsall and Sacha Kalabis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The whole team has to travel together. One person is designated the navigator, so when the team goes through

registration only one person is tested for their navigation skills,â&#x20AC;? said Crowther. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Among themselves they do allocate responsibilities including team psychologist, where they keep everyone on track and remind people to eat. When you are out for that amount of time, and there nights where they will be sleeping for three to six hours, by the sixth day some really strange things start happening psychologically.â&#x20AC;? Raid the North Extreme started in 1999 after a series of small adventure races. Raid the North races only happen in Canada, and it has become one of the most recognized expedition-length adventure races. The last Raid the North was in the Prince RupertHaida Gwaii area. The winner of the Kootenay Raid the North will gain entry to the world series race in Tasmania. The website raidthenorth. com will be set up with maps, pictures, video and more to help fans follow their favourite team.

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Community Check This Out – Anne DeGrace

Passionate pluck of libraries

The Corporation of the City of Nelson is seeking volunteers for the Advisory Planning Committee. The role of the Advisory Planning Committee is to advise Council on any matter referred to the Commission respecting land use, project design and landscaping, community planning or proposed bylaws and permits under land use provisions of the Local Government Act that have been referred to the Commission by Council. If you are a Nelson resident or elector and are interested in serving your community, please submit a letter stating your interest and qualiÀcations to serve on this committee to: City of Nelson, Suite 101, 310 Ward Street, Nelson, B.C. V1L 5S4 or Fax to: (250) 352-2131, Email to: Á or visit the website:

History of BC libraries book ready for check out


n 1971 I borrowed, from the library bookmobile, a copy of Mrs. Mike by Benedict and Nancy Freedman. That summer my head was full of snow and huskies and the plucky and passionate Boston socialite who married the handsome Northwest Mounted Police officer and moved to the wilds of Canada’s north. One of my favourite childhood books, its discovery firmly planted a love of libraries in my readerly heart.

The new coffee table book by historian/journalist David Obee, The Library Book, is full of stories like that: his own, and the stories of plucky and passionate librarians and library champions. Folks up and listening to CBC’s arts program North by Northwest last Sunday likely caught host Sheryl McKay’s fascinating interview with Obee. It’s available as a downloadable podcast, but better, we have the book itself in the library.

It’s full of BC’s library history, from 1786 (!) through to present day. It chronicles the days when lending libraries were as much about keeping workers occupied and out of the saloons (a worker who’s been up late reading is in better shape to work than the one who’s been up late drinking) as they were about gaining knowledge. The Hudson’s Bay Company, for example, hoped to encourage its employees to make better choices.

The first formal library in BC — New Westminster — has a rocky past, especially when it came to funding, resulting in an on-again, off-again existence. Upon one closure in the 1800s the Herald newspaper’s editorial bemoaned the closure of the library over a $1,000 annual price tag “in a town which pays from $60,000 to $80,000 a year over the bars and saloons.” There’s that choice thing again.

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Continued from Page 20 Nelson’s first reading room was opened in 1890 by tobacconist and newsagent Gilbert Stanley; five years later the Nelson Public Reading and Amusement Rooms opened in the Victoria Hotel. And while the library here has always been embraced by many as an important community resource, there have always been some for whom its importance was underestimated. In 1906 the City of Nelson was offered an opportunity by the famous philanthropist and library supporter Andrew Carnegie (responsible for Vancouver’s beautiful library building). As with any of his donations towards

library infrastructure, Carnegie required that recipients commit to an ongoing annual investment of 10 per cent of his donation to cover salaries, maintenance, and book purchases.

“The Nelson library doesn’t have a bookmobile, but library materials are beginning to get wheels nonetheless.” The city council of the day chose to refuse Carnegie’s offer of $7,000 to $20,000, unwilling to commit an expenditure of even $700 a year on books and maintenance in perpetuity (they were already spend-

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there as well (more information at And this fall, the outreach program to Winlaw returns, a rotating travelling collection that brings browsing to the browsers — almost like a bookmobile, but we don’t get to drive it. I’m pleased to say that Mrs. Mike is still available to borrow, in print and downloadable e-book versions. It’s a wonderful thing to think that a book penned in 1946 could still be circulating today, and in formats unthinkable at the time, but then it should be clear by now that both books and libraries have more than a little pluck when it comes to staying power. Anne DeGrace’s column is featured every second Friday

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Churches of Nelson Celebrating Christ By Pastor Ken Keber Bethel Christian Centre I celebrated my 51 ďŹ rst birthday last week. I was blessed to have a few friends over to enjoy a great meal and some wonderful Black Forest Cake. I shared some pictures from my teen years with our guests. These pictures quickly took me down memory lane. You see when I was younger my dad loved to take us on trips into the remote back country of BC. We looked at many pictures that were taken on trips where we wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see anyone outside of our party for three to four weeks. Looking at the incredible scenery in these pictures, I was reminded of the awesome beauty and grandeur of the back country of BC. One of the pictures showed us standing by our horses with our hats oďŹ&#x20AC; in honour and worship of the one who created the incredible landscape that lay before us. In this particular picture, we were standing on top of a mountain looking down into a marvellous valley. To me it looked like a master gardener had planted each tree, had selected a perfect path for the stream, and had personally arranged the ďŹ&#x201A;owers and colours to assault a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s senses with overwhelming awe. The memories are wonderful and I wish that I could paint a picture with words that would help you capture the scene in your mindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eye, but I am sure that the English language does not contain adequate words to describe the beauty of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creation that I enjoyed that day. As I celebrated my birthday, I thanked God for all of His wonderful blessings. I thanked Him for my health, my family, my friends, and my church. I thanked Him for all of the wonderful things that I have seen in my life, and I thanked Him for giving me the opportunity to live in Nelson, which is truly an out doormanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paradise. As I gave thanks and considered all of my blessings, I knew that there was one blessing that was far greater than any other blessing I have known in my life. That blessing is called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;salvation.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The greatest blessing that anyone can have is the sure and certain knowledge that all of our wrong has been forgiven, that we are in right relationship with God, and that He is preparing a place for us in heaven. You see as wonderful and exciting as this life and this planet may be, the Bible makes it clear that heaven will outshine anything that we know here and now.

The truth is that Jesus Christ oďŹ&#x20AC;ers us an abundant life in the now that is full of love, joy and peace, and he oďŹ&#x20AC;ers us eternal life that will be beyond our wildest dreams. All that you have to do to receive this blessing of

life now and for eternity is invite Jesus Christ into your heart to be your Lord and Saviour. The Bible tells us in Romans 10:9,10,13: That if you confess with your mouth, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jesus is Lord,â&#x20AC;? and believe in your heart that

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God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justiďŹ ed, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved... 13 for, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be

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

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We will be joining the Eleos Centre for our Sunday Service on July 24th at 10:00am - 711 Tenth Street. We will be back at the Central School gym on July 31.

2840 Eden Rd. â&#x20AC;˘ 359.5065 Sundays at 10:00 am Pastor Jesse Lerch


On Sunday July 16, 2011 William â&#x20AC;&#x153;Billâ&#x20AC;? PereversoďŹ&#x20AC; of Nelson passed away at the age of 75 years. Funeral Services for Bill will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 11:00 AM from the Bethel Christian Centre 623 Gordon Rd. Nelson, BC with Pastor Jim Reimer oďŹ&#x192;ciating. Interment will follow in the Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. On linecondolences may be made at

Robert Russell

In honour of Robert (Bob) Russell, a celebration of life will be held at Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thompson Funeral Home on Sunday, July 31st at 11 AM. An internship at the Balfour cemetery will follow at about 3 PM. All who knew Bob are welcome to attend.

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of Blewett, BC passed away on November 16th, 2010 in Nelson. A graveside service will be held at 1:00pm on July 22nd at the Nelson Cemetery. A tea will follow at Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to donate in Florenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of BC #300 - 828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2

Unity Centre of the Kootenays Sunday 11:00 am Michael Dailly

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

saved.â&#x20AC;? NIV Jesus Christ is the answer to whatever your need may be. If you would like more information, please feel free to call you pastor, or give me a call at Bethel Christian Centre. 250-352-9322

Florence Turner 1919 - 2010

Jim Reimer

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Jorgensen â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Heather Jean November 19, 1941â&#x20AC;&#x201C; July 17, 2011

Heather Jorgensen (formerly Vermette) passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at the age of 69 years. Heather was born in Vancouver, and spent much of her adult life in Calgary raising her four children. In 1998 Heather moved to Nelson, BC to spend more time with her grandchildren Caylee, Dylan, Suki, then relocated back to Calgary in 2006, where she got to know her younger grandchildren, Hallie and Olin. Near the end of her life she found a great deal of pleasure in connecting with her one year old greatgrandson Jaden. Heather was a caregiver to a number of people with special needs and found a great deal of reward in making this her last career. She had a love of gardening, spending time with her family and looking for special treasures at garage sales on the weekends. Heather is also survived by her sons Gordon (Natalie) Vermette and John Vermette; daughters Debbie Vermette and Sandy Brown of Nelson, BC; and step-daughters Mona Jorgensen and Lynn Gallen, both of Bragg Creek, AB. A private family service will be held. Please forward condolences through The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Rocky View Hospital and the Sarcee Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion in Heatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last days. In living memory of Heather Jorgensen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599

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Annual Lakeside Park Event Next Week

The beat goes on

Rebecca Landsberg and Aja Lamb-Hartley are working towards the July 27 event. Nelson Star Staff

A group of Nelson youth is getting ready to launch the sixth annual Keep The Beat to raise money for War Child Canada. Aja Lamb-Hartley and Rebecca Landsberg are two of the organizers for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event. The performers for the 10-hour musical extravaganza include Adham Shaikh, Allison Girvan and Laura Landsberg, Wild Mountain Honey and Aspen Switzer. The event will kick off at noon Wednesday and continue non-stop until 10 p.m. Admission to Keep The Beat is free. Funds for War Child will be raised through pledges collected, an onsite silent auction and donations during the event. Keep The Beat is an event entirely organized by youth and has raised over $60,000 for War Child over the past five years. For more information visit

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Friday, July 22, 2011 Nelson Star

If you are a principal, teacher or parent and would like to book a presentation for your classroom, call Michael Markowsky (604) 647-7449 or visit to download lesson plans.


Dateline July 7, 1958

rom all parts of Canada’s Prairie provinces, from the State of Washington and from several British Columbia centres have come curlers in search of summer curling’s Holy Grail — the championship of the annual Midsummer Bonspiel. Curlers with their families and friends, have been arriving in Nelson and at accommodations nearby throughout the weekend, Already Baker Street has been roped off between Ward and Josephine Street for the first “participation” event of the six-day affair — the free open-air breakfast sponsored by the Lions Club. With 93 rinks — 70 men and 23 women — 372 enthusiasts will be directly involved in playing in the three men’s and two women’s competitions.


Dateline July 14, 1958

ethbridge Native Sons All-Stars defeated Nelson Maple Leafs All-Stars before nearly 2,000 fans at Civic Arena Saturday night in a star-studded thriller in which three

National Hockey League stars — Johnny Bucyk and Vic Stasiuk of the Boston Bruins and Andy Bathgate of the New York Rangers — proved their greatness, as if they had to. Bucyk and Stasiuk each scored two goals for the victors, with Bathgate picking up two goals and adding two assists for Nelson in a game that belied the fact that hockey season is still more than three months away. It was a spectacular thing, as Leafs came from behind a 5-1 deficit to create a 6-6 tie before bowing 8-6 to the superior finish of the visiting professionals.


Dateline July 22, 1958

errorists hit at Nelson for the second time in two months Monday morning. Powerful homemade dynamite bombs planted near Vancouver Street sheared off two city power poles at their bases at 2 a.m. Monday. Two other blasts near Beasley and Corra Linn were heard by district residents, but they had not been located Monday night. The fanatics, notorious for their depredations in West Kootenay in the past 40

years, sneaked into the city sometime Sunday night and planted their crude bombs at the bases of the poles, just 50 feet inside the city limits. Nelson City Police and RCMP working together on the city explosion said Monday night that they have little concrete information so far.


Dateline July 26, 1958

hirty-two red-coated horsemen — members of the famed Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride — Friday performed intricate drill maneuvers in perfect unison before the largest crowd ever assembled in Nelson. The performance culminated an hour-long concert given by the RCMP band before a crowd estimated at least 10,000 which jammed every available inch of space at the Civic Centre recreation field and sat in appreciative silence between musical selections and gave massive applause at the conclusion of each piece. Thousands more stood Story continues to ‘Parched’ on Page 25

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land (Commercial, License of Occupation - Leading to a Crown Grant) FrontCounter BC Cranbrook has accepted an application made by the Nelson Landing Development Corporation Limited (applicant: David Sorensen of Bowen Island, BC, on behalf of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Kootenay Reegion, for a License of Occupation - Leading to a Crown Grant. The application is related to a mixed-use residential development partially on Provincial Crown land near Nelson, BC (mapsheet 82F054 or point of reference: 117 º16’13.5”W 49º30’40.5”N). The MFLNRO File # is 4450156, Project Name: Nelson Landing Area 3-7.

Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Natural Resource OfÀcer at FrontCounter BC, 1902 Theatre Road, Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G1, or email to Comments will be received by FrontCounter BC until August 18th, 2011. FrontCounter BC may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations regoinal ofÀce in Cranbrook, BC.

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Community Summer Highlights

Slocan Valley poker float bobs along SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Not quite up to hanging out at Shambhala this year? Looking for something that mixes bagpipes, roller derby queens and mellow rock ‘n’ roll? If you are, why not consider joining folks of a similar mind and go for a float down the mighty meandering Slocan River? On August 7 the Slocan Valley Recreation Commission will be hosting the 18th annual poker float. This popular event brings out inflatable craft of all sizes, shapes and

decorations to bob along the Slocan River on the 7 km float route from Perry’s Siding to the Winlaw Regional and Nature Park. It’s a day where the people and their crafts are all part of the show and there’s a friendly poker game added to the mix. How the poker float works is participants stop at five stations along the way collecting a playing card at each. The last card is picked up at the park and the best hand wins the day. The float begins with registration at Perrys Siding by the Threads Guild starting at 11 a.m.

At the finish, prizes are awarded for Best Poker Hand, Best Decorated Float and Best Homemade Hat as well as a variety of draw prizes. A shuttle service runs from the finish to start area between 11 and 11:45 a.m. so folks will have their vehicles waiting for them at float end. It’s strongly recommended that floaters take advantage of this service as after-float shuttles may not be available. Because of an unsettled summer, floaters may wish to phone 250-226-0008 to confirm the event is happening.

This year the fee for the event has been set at $5 per person. That figure is reduced to the regular $3 per person if a Slocan food bank donation item is brought along. This is a no-booze event and this policy as always will be strictly enforced. The launch gets

underway to the stirring melody of David Hogg’s bagpipes. At the end of the ride, floaters will be greeted to the music of Holly and Jon Burden. For more info, call Slocan Valley Recreation at 250-2260008 or join us on Facebook.

This summer could be a scorcher.

Parched forests a major concern


Dateline July 29, 1958

o definite relief was in sight Monday night for British Columbia as the province neared the end of its

second parched month. In the Nelson area where daily temperature readings have soared into the high 80s and 90s (F), forest Service officials describe the forest hazard situation as “extremely serious.” 235 fires have already been reported this year in the Nelson Forest District. The costs of fighting fires in the province is already topping the 1951 record of $1,500,000 with the part of the year in which the danger is usually the greatest — the middle two weeks of August — yet to come. Sprinkling restrictions in the city are being maintained in the face of the continuing heat wave. Thousands of city and district residents are spending their free time at beaches and other lake resorts for relief, at least temporarily, from the penetrating heat.

Nearly half of wildfires in British Columbia are caused by human carelessness. Please prevent and report wildfires. To report a wildfire, call *5555 on your cell. For more information, visit




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Continued form Page 24 precariously around the edge of Gyro Park, atop downtown buildings, from second and third storey windows, on the grandstand roof and other downtown vantage points. Hundreds of children scaled the high fence around the field and perched on its peak. The colourful pageant sparked a traffic jam on all downtown streets and city police were stationed at main intersections an hour after the display ended. Friday’s performance was a page from the famed RCMP’s living past. The ride, the band, the colour — all are living traditions of that pioneer age not yet 100 years old.

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A Memorial Service for George & Dawn Penniket will be held on Saturday, July 23rd, 11am at the Trinity United Church, Coffee and snacks to follow. George and Dawn were long time residents of Nelson and District. Their final years were spent with family in Lethbridge, Alberta A memorial will be held for

George & Dawn Penniket

on July 23rd at 11am in the Nelson United Church with Rev. David Boyd officiating. George & Dawn were longtime Nelson residents who passed away in Lethbridge on Oct 31, 2010 & Feb 20, 2008 respectively. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to donate in memory of them are asked to consider the Parkinson’s Society of BC, #600, 890 West Pender St, Vancouver BC. V6C 1J9 or the CNIB, 1929 Bay Ave, Toronto ON, M4G 3E8

Classified Ads Work! Coming Events BECOMING THE LAND July 25-31 Enjoy 7 magical days with BC’s premiere Wilderness Self-reliance Instructors learning indigenous wisdom and skills while camping and canoeing on beautiful Kootenay Lake! Gift yourself this transformational week! Pathways School

WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP Nelson Community Services is offering a support group for women who have experienced mental, emotional, physical (or other) abuse in relationships. Group will focus on gaining self-esteem,assertiveness, building support systems, selfcare, and making healthy choices. Starts Wed. Sept 7th, 9:30 to 11:30am. If interested call 250-352-3504

Lost & Found LOST: Black size 9 ladies cowboy boots with Vibram soles. Dearly missed! Reward! Please call 250-825-4336 LOST: Navy & Black “Phil & Ted” Jogging Stroller, by the Nelson Public Library on Mon. July 18th Pls call250-352-0104


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

Travel Short Term Holiday House Downtown Nelson $100 per night... sleeps 4 1 night minimum... no max 250-352-5726

ZINC Plant General Foreman Excellent career opportunity with an integrated Canadian mining company with a proven track record of financial success and profitable operations. Our client has an impressive asset base, modern processing facilities utilizing cutting edge technology, and tremendous growth potential with exciting new projects coming online. Join a premier mining company with a very bright future. The Foreman is responsible for the continuity of Zinc Plant operations in a safe and efficient manner. Our ideal candidate has supervisory and related mineral processing experience. The proven ability to manage metallurgical process plant operations; prepare and interpret reports and cost centre budgets; prioritize repairs and general maintenance; and manage both direct and indirect staff is required. Formal training or a post-secondary degree in a metallurgical related field is an asset. Compensation includes a competitive salary, attainable bonus program, comprehensive benefits, RRSP matching, and relocation. This is an exceptional opportunity with room for personal growth and upwards career mobility. Don’t miss your next career move! Call Tim or Shirley @1-855-488-3900 Email: Visit:

Linehaul Owner Operators (Castlegar) Van Kam Freightways Group of Companies requires Owner Operators for runs out of our Castlegar Terminal. We offer excellent rates Winter/Mountain experience is required. Email current resume and abstract and details of truck to: or fax 604-587-9878 or drop off at our Terminal - 1360 Forest Road, Castlegar BC. or call Bev at 1-800-663-0900. Committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank you for your interest in Van Kam, however only those of interest will be contacted.

Education/Trade Schools Parents! Ever wished for a small, safe alternate school at the Junction? Experienced BC certified & alternate trained teacher. Vibrant, thematic hands on learning Sept. start. Call 359-6993 by July 31.

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Bella Cabello Salon is seeking an experienced stylist to take over chair rental & full clientele base. Great opportunity, guaranteed income. 250-505-4625

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CONTROLLER A well established Kelowna based, underground utilities /road contractor has an immediate requirement for a controller. The successful applicant will have over five years of experience in the construction field after completion of their accounting designation, CA, CGA. They will be required to perform all aspects of accounting cycle up to and including financial statements. We are an aggressive company and require a strong aggressive person that is ready to take on new challenges and grow with the company. Remuneration complete with benefit package will be consummate with experience. Please reply to the Administrator by fax at 250-7659603, or phone 250-7659601. 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.

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Experienced Interior Faller to work in East Kootenay, permanent work with full benefits. Capable of climbing & topping trees. Also run excavator & skidder. Call (250)349-5415 or fax (250)-349-7522

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Pharmacy Technician! Available ONLINE, or at our Kamloops campus The first CCAPP accredited program in BC Online program – 10 months - Class work can be done from home - Constant instructor support - 6 weeks of on-campus labs required We also offer an Online Medical Transcription Program 9 months– starts monthly Financial Aid available for qualified students P.C.T.I.A. accredited college

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eh have streamlined and consolidated our operations to create the NEW Wynndel Box & Lumber, and we will continue to provide the Specialty Forest Products and solid employment people have come to expect for the last 98 years.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (Closing date: August 12, 2011) As Wynndel Box & Lumber has grown tremendously over the last number of years, our fibre demands have also grown. We have a very sound marketing strategy providing products of the highest quality that are shipped around the world. Our sales have outgrown our ability to source fibre under our present structure. We are, therefore looking to hire a:

Log Purchasing Manager

r This person would demonstrate strong communication skills as networking and collaborating with colleagues would form the basis of this position. r Experience in log purchasing and/or log sales is required. r Knowledge of interior log species and interior log grades is also required. r Professional designation not required but considered a strong attribute.

r Responsibilities would include liaising with local log suppliers, Mills, Ministry of Forest Staff etc. to procure and secure log supply for our milling operations. r Required to perform other forestry related activities as required by the company. r The person would work closely with the Woodlands Manager. r The successful candidate would report directly to Chief Operations Officer. r Salary commensurate with Experience.

Contact: Colin Parsons: 250-402-3734

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KOOTENAY KIDS SOCIETY is seeking CCRR LIBRARY ASSISTANT to be responsible for maintaining toy library and providing support to caregivers and parents. For detailed job posting please visit Posting closes August 2, 2011

KOOTENAY KIDS SOCIETY is seeking CCRR OUTREACH CONSULTANT to be responsible for implementing child care resource, referral and support services for caregivers and families. For detailed job posting please visit Posting closes August 2nd, 2011.

Millwright/Welder/Fabricator position available at North Okanagan Sawmill. The right individual is offered competitive wages and comprehensive benefit pkg. Fax resume to 250-838-9637


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Prince Rupert, BC has an immediate opening for a Journeyman Technician Chrysler experience preferred, will consider 3rd or 4th year apprentice. Top wages and relocation bonus to the right candidate. Apply by email:, FAX (250)624-3214 Attn Service Manager, or by mail 1105 Chamberlin Ave, Prince Rupert, BC , V8J 4J5 DL#24707 RS Line Contracting Co. Ltd. (a Western Canadian Powerline Co.) is looking to hire the following for a project starting in Golden BC: July 2011-Sept 2012

• Office Administrators • Equipment Operators/Truck Drivers • Labourers • Journey Linemen • Powerline Apprentices • Certified Safety Personnel • HD Mechanic

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TECHNICIAN(S) - CASUAL Trail Operations is seeking a qualified Technician(s) for casual employment. Applicants should be experienced graduates in Chemical Technology from a recognized technical institution and will require a demonstrated mechanical aptitude. Job specific training will be provided. Applicants must be able to work effectively in a team environment using good interpersonal, verbal and written skills. These are unionized positions. Teck Metals Ltd. is committed to employment equity and offers competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package. Qualified individuals are encouraged to forward their resume by August 6, 2011 to We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Teck respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information. Email: Web:

CASUAL SUPPORT WORKERS NEEDED Aimee Beaulieu Transition House, a program of Nelson Community Services Centre offers safe shelter and support services to abused women and their children. Duties Include: * provide crisis intervention / safety planning * handle incoming intakes, referrals, support plans and closures * provide individual support counselling and problem-solving to women * participate in daily household chores (ie. cooking, cleaning, etc.) Qualifications: * Degree in related field or combination of education, relevant experience and training in the anti-violence field * Previous Transition House work and/or Transition House Module Training an asset * Strong understanding and feminist analysis of the issue of violence against women * Availability to cover both day and night 12 hour shifts (8:30-8:30) at peak vacation times, holidays and on short notice * Ability to work well under pressure and in stressful and crisis situations This position requires union membership with B.C.G.E.U., completion of a successful Criminal Record Check and pays $15.54/hr plus 10.2% in lieu of benefits. The Nelson Community Services Centre [NCSC] is committed to equality in employment. However, due to the sensitive nature of the work that is done in this program, the NCSC has made a bonafide gender requirement and as such applications will only be accepted from qualified females.

Closing Date: Friday, July 29, 2011

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School District 8 (Kootenay Lake) is seeking a Secretary Treasurer to join our team in the service of our students and public education. School District #8 (Kootenay Lake) encompasses a vast geographical area and serves numerous communities within the East and West Kootenay region of British Columbia. The District Organizational Model includes six Families of Schools with a K-12 trajectory, an Independent Learning Services Portfolio, Human Capital Development, Governance and Business/Operations. Each Family of Schools exists within a unique community but generally serves many communities: Crawford Bay, a small community on the east shore of Kootenay Lake Kaslo, comprised of Ainsworth, Kaslo and areas north Salmo, a small town south of Nelson Slocan Valley, comprised of the communities of South Slocan, Slocan and Winlaw Creston Valley up to Yahk Nelson The School District serves over 5000 students and has an operating budget of about $52,000,000. The Secretary Treasurer reports to the Superintendent, and supervises the Director of Operations and the Assistant Secretary Treasurer. There are 24 schools in the district, organized in a variety of conÀgurations, including: 14 elementary schools 1 middle school 1 K-10 school 4 secondary schools 2 K-12 schools Homelinks, a supported Home Learning Program currently serving three sites (Creston, Nelson and Kaslo) Distance Education School of the Kootenays (DESK) The Position The Secretary Treasurer is the Chief Financial OfÀcer and member of the senior executive team. The Secretary Treasurer is responsible for the Ànancial, legal, facilities and business activities of the District. The Secretary Treasurer oversees a team of highly qualiÀed leaders in the business and operations functions of the District. We expect the selected candidate to present exceptional Ànancial planning and management skills, along with communication, analytical, problem-solving and dynamic leadership abilities to ensure success in this role. A demonstrated commitment to aligning business and operations functions to support the success of each student we serve is required. Required QualiÀcations Demonstrated leadership in the public sector at a senior management level Proven ability to work effectively in a senior management team environment A professional accounting designation – CA, CGA or CMA Experience with provincial legislation compliance requirements Experience with support of Board Governance Desired QualiÀcations Management level experience in facilities and human resources, preferably in the K-12 education system At least Àve years management level experience in Ànance and business operations including transportation and facilities Familiarity with school district accounting requirements and provincial ministry expectations Demonstrated skills in the administration of collective agreements and labour relations matters within a unionized environment Superior organizational, management, leadership, and problem solving skills Demonstrated success in establishing and maintaining effective relationships within and beyond a complex organization Demonstrated superior communication skills – both written and oral presentation skills Demonstrated successful experience in managing change ProÀciency with computer applications and relevant technology Ability to balance a number of tasks while completing a variety of diverse projects and assignments in a timely manner Applications Applications with a complete resume and a list of professional references should be forwarded to arrive on or before August 5, 2011 to: Mr. Jeff Jones Superintendent of Schools School District 8 (Kootenay Lake) 570 Johnstone Road Nelson, BC V1L 6J2 Ph: 250-505-7037 Email: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

We appreciate all applications but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Submit resume and cover letter to: Attention: Lena Horswill, M.A. Executive Director # 201-518 Lake St. Nelson, B.C. V1L 4C6 Or email to:

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Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, metallurgical coal, zinc and energy. The operation at Trail, BC is one of the world’s largest and most efficient integrated zinc and lead smelters.

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After 75 years of continuous service the Canadian National Institute for the Blind is still here today because we’re needed... but we’ll be here tomorrow ONLY if you care. Please give when our canvasser calls.

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The Canadian Institute for the Blind B.C. - Yukon Division

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

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BANK SAY NO? WE SAY YES Consolidate or get your personal loan started with us. Up to $200K with low interest rate starting at 1.9%. Bad credit OK. Call: 1-855-222-1228


Medical Office Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff!! No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available! 1-888-778-0459

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Full Time Office/Sales The Rossland News has an immediate opening for a full time office/sales person. We are looking for someone to join our team and help put out a great community newspaper. First and foremost, we are looking for someone who is community minded and loves being an active member in the community. This position is a combination of sales and office administration so you will need to be well organized, have a good telephone manner, a record of outstanding customer service and be outgoing. Previous sales experience would be an asset, but is not a requirement as we are more than willing to train the right person. We are far more interested in a great attitude and a willingness to learn and grow in an exciting fast-paced work environment. If this position sounds like it might be the perfect fit in your life then we want to hear from you. Please send resumes, with cover letter to: Karen Bennett

Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians

We are currently accepting applications for Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians. We have BC branches in Prince George, Penticton, Kamloops, Burnaby, Williams Lake, Quesnel, Nanaimo, Cranbrook, Vernon, Fort St John, Langley, Campbell River and a Yukon branch in Whitehorse. Parker Pacific is an industry leader in heavy equipment sales & service. Since 1949, The Inland Group has grown to over 900 employees & 20 locations in North America. We are always seeking talented people to join our service team and enjoy a great career path. Send resume & covering letter stating locations of interest to Lori Willcox at lwillcox@ or Fax: 604-608-3156


Health Products If You Don’t Have Your Health You Can’t Enjoy Your Wealth! Herbalife for life 250-352-3651

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

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

Misc Services 3 black leather barber chairs: $700 each. 1 black salon hair sink & black leather shampoo chair: $70. 1 free-standing older hair dryer: $30. 352-5460

BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.10/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $3.50/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

Furniture FOR sale. Simmons King size pillowtop with memory foam mattress and box spring, Excellent condition. I paid 1,999.00 five years ago. Open to best offer. Please call 250352-9720 Email

I Buy old Coins, Collections, Silver, Gold, Olympic sets etc. Chad: 250-863-3082 (Local)

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

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2731 Fir Drive, South Slocan. 3 Families! Lots of stuff! July 22-24. Fri, Sat & Sun! 8 - 5pm.

PROCTOR: 3 bdrm, large corner lot, landscaped, garage, close to amenities. Reduced to $265,000 250-229-4940

GARAGE Sale . 424 Beasley St.(uphill) Household items, furniture and more! Saturday July 23 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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

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HAY for sale, small square bales, no rain, Creston area. Call (250) 428-1793.

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

Kootenays 4 Houses on 5 Acres with Shop just outside Nelson City Limits. $890,000 call 354-7949 Beachfront 3-bdrm Mobile $159,900 Bonaventure Park @ 6-Mile OPEN HOUSE Sat & Sun July 23/24 2-4 pm Call 825-0194

Mobile Homes & Parks Canadian CSA Modular, Manufactured, and Park Model Homes @ US factory direct wholesale prices. Starting @ 39,824 better features + more options = best value. The Home Boys 877976-3737 or 509-481-9830 We will beat anyone’s price. Guaranteed!

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Rossland News is currently seeking an editor to manage its weekly community newspaper in the beautiful City of Rossland. The editor is based out of our Rossland of½ce. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in community and become an active member of the community. The successful candidate will be responsible for setting the vision for this community newspaper. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who works well as a member of a diverse and unique team. Quali½cations: Pro½ciency with InDesign and Photoshop are required as is a background in the community newspaper industry. Other quali½cations include: Previous experience in the community newspaper industry; Post secondary education/preferably college diploma in journalism; Photography skills and own camera equipment required; Page layout skills required; Excellent verbal and written communication skills required; Own transportation required. The salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resume (with references), clippings and a cover letter to: Karen Bennett at Black Press 2114 Columbia Ave., Rossland Box 970 V0G 1Y0 Fax: (250) 362-2173

Position Vacancy Website Administration Coordinator

Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism (NKLT) has an immediate opening for a part-time Website Administration Coordinator to manage the day to day activities of its website; ‘’ Working with and under the direction of the organization’s Executive Director, this Position will be responsible for the following tasks:

• Monitoring the overall performance of the ‘’ Website • Upload/change content, articles, audio files, photographs & videos to the NKLT website • Monitor blog comments/other social media streams and respond to email requests • Manage and monitor the automated Membership Application process and assist members in going through this process • Manage and monitor the automated Advertising process and assist members in going through this process • Manage and monitor the automated ‘Calendar of Events’ process and assist members in going through this process • Ongoing liaison with the website developer and website creative designer on NKLT website issues • Using Google Analytics, monitor the visitor utilization of the NKLT website and summarize the information generated to assist with future marketing decisions • Recommend new technology, media, interactive research and emerging standards related to internet marketing and digital media.

Skills and Qualifications:

This part-time Position will be appeal to those individuals with a keen interest in website development/management and keen to grow that experience. Ideally, candidates will have the following qualifications: • Formal training and/or strong background with website concepts, development and administration • ‘Hands-on’ knowledge /experience with website ‘back end” operations and input of content, articles, audio files, photographs/videos and various forms of social media • Creative and editing skills and a clear understanding of how to present information to targeted visitor groups • Excellent communications skills • Strong knowledge and/or background in the tourism industry would be beneficial • Project management skills • An understanding of digital and traditional marketing and media disciplines. If you are interested in applying for this exciting part-time opportunity, please send details of your formal training/background and work experience by email to:

Closing date for applications for this Position will be July 28th, 2011 Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism Society is a self-sustaining not-for profit Tourism Destination Marketing Organization, representing the interests of its’ tourism stakeholders and communities covering a footprint from Nelson (including Whitewater Ski Resort) Balfour, Proctor, Harrop, Ainsworth, Kaslo and the Meadow Creek/Lardeau Valley area.

82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. view/lonebutte/ann/

Commercial/ Industrial Beautiful downtown professional /office building for lease, 601 Kootenay St. 825-9932 Nelson, Victoria St. Ground level retail/office space. 1000+ sq ft. To view call 825-9334 PROFESSIONAL office space located in 500 block of Vernon St. Includes 3 offices and open area workspaces, conference room space, and filing storage. 1,300 sq ft, parking available, fiber into the building, modern HVAC system. Contact 250 354-1213 or email at

Homes for Rent LONGBEACH: Large 3 bdr House on Lake Property. Beach access, deck, bsmt, ns/np $1200 + Util. 352-0009 Lower Rossland 3 bedroom house with garage, large yard & deck. Available immediately. 250.362.2105. Long term tenant.

NELSON- 2 bdrm executive waterfront home, 6 mile Nelson, partially furnished. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $1700+ utils. (250)825-4471 or 250354-9434.

Office/Retail DESIRABLE OFFICE space for rent: avail Aug. 1, 450 sq ft w/ windows, 406 sq ft w/ skylights. Will rent separately or as one unit. Avail Sept. 1, 700 sq ft store front w/ washrooms and storage area, also avail 600 sq ft corner office w/ windows all around. Front Street Emporium. 601 Front St., Nelson. For more info call Gord at 250-304-4554 or preferably email:

Suites, Lower 2 bdrm almost new suite. $800-$1000+util. Vegetarians preferred. N/P,N/S, 352-1826

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NELSON. AVAILABLE immediately bachelor suite for ONE, mature & responsible tenant. Close to Nelson. Semi furnished. Private entrance/exit, kitchenette, shower. W/d, satellite tv included. Utilities extra. ns, np. References required. $735/month. Long term preferred. or 354.8143.


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

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lifted, standard shift, new parts paperwork for work done MOVING - MUST SELL! $2,000/obo 250-431-8522 (Creston)

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

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

Weberlane Enclosed Tandem Utility Trailer. 18’x7’x6.5’ Like New! $5500 250-352-9116

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Nelson: Available Sept 1. Perfect for family, newly renovated 3 bdrm townhouse. Fenced backyard, near school & bus line. $1200/month +util. No dogs, non-smoking. 353-7404

1987 Aquastar, 26’X10’ Beam, Volvo V8 duoprop, dual station, full bridge & rear deck enclosure, 9.9 Honda Kicker, electric anchor winch. Beautiful turnkey condition. Located @ the Prestige Marina. Asking $18,000 ph:250-354-4588

For Sale: A Cabin on the Lake The Kootenay Queen • 1976 30ft cabin cruiser with a 185 merc • Full galley (fridge, stove, sink, furnace, toilet) • Fold down table for a queen sized bed • Fold up bunk beds • VHF radio • Hull is sound, galley is dated. • Low draft • 200 hrs on new engine • A great boat that needs some TLC. $12,000.00 invested, will take offers starting at $9K Call 250-358-7794 or email for more information

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Lucas’ Harp Fundraiser Yard Sale (see article in Friday’s paper) Exceptional Quality, Ecclectic & Funky Items, Lots of toys, new age books and some household items. No Early Birds Please!

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Sat. July 23rd, 9am - 3pm




Swimming Pool, New Dishwasher, Toys, Canvas Tent & Household Items

MOVING SALE, Household Items, Toys, Books, Furniture, Bicycles

Moving Sale! Everything must go! Household items, sporting goods, furniture, air conditioners, lots of free stuff and more!

Sat. July 23rd - 8am-1pm

Sat. July 23rd - 8am-3pm

Sat. July 23rd 8am-2pm






Yard Sale, Books, Music Books, Tapes, CD’s, Belly Dance Costumes & other stuff

Sat. July 23rd, 9am - 1pm




Sanyo TV/DVD, Entertainment Unit, Couch/Chair, Double Bed/Frame, Lawn Mower, Rototiller, MISC Tools (Yard/Shop) Ladders, New Linens, Household items, Christmas Decorations, Clocks

Sat. July 23rd



Moving sale! 53 years of stuff!


Sat. July 23rd & Sun. July 24th 8am-2pm

Sat. July 23rd 8am-1pm



Friday, July 22, 2011 Nelson Star

Nelson, BC 22 July - 2 September 2011

The Kootenay Shuffle by Kathleen Luchtan

Celebrating 23 years of bringing art to the downtown core

Opening Night Friday 22nd July 6-9pm Chalk Art, Sand Sculpting, and The Oxygen Orkestar! THE NELSON & DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL THANKS OUR SPONSORS:

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Community Providing Oxygen Oxygen Art Centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summer Art Camp for kids has been a huge success this year. Over three weeks in July, children ages ďŹ ve to 12 got to work with our talented instructors in drawing, printmaking, drama and much more. The children who participated showed enthusiasm and creativity at the local artist-run centre. Oxygen expresses its gratitude to the Nelson and District Credit Union for their invaluable role in sponsoring the art camp. To ďŹ nd out more about Oxygenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programming for children, please visit the website at

TNT and SelfDesign High team up

Valhalla Path Realty

280 Baker St., Nelson, BC



Special to the Nelson Star

The TNT Young Company and SelfDesign High are teaming up to present a two week drama workshop starting August 1. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying out the idea of starting from scratch,â&#x20AC;? explains director Richard Rowberry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A bare room, a few short scripts, some instructors, and some basic equipment. Throw in the young actors and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see how far we get come performance time on the Friday, Saturday, August 12 and 13. I suspect weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have something pretty good to show to family, friends, and total strangers.â&#x20AC;? With over 12 years experience working with young actors, Rowberry has created dozens of successful productions and contributed to the success of many local performing artists who have gone on to professional careers. The workshop is open to ages eight to 18. Interested students can check out details and register by going to or emailing

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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!

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: D UCE


Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814


REDUCED $70,000

Elegant log home, 5 mins from Ainsworth Hotsprings and approx 5 kms from Loon Lake recreation area. Enjoy the open concept design from the gourmet kitchen or outdoor cooking area, to the beautiful rock ďŹ replace in the living room, or relax in the hot tub on the 950 sq. ft. deck overlooking Kootenay Lake and the Selkirk Mtns. 2.64 private acres â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a must-see. Call Yara or visit



Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584


8 1/2 level fertile acres along the Slocan River in Winlaw. Extensive frontage and a dominating view up and down the river. Potential for farming or new home construction. Existing mobile with septic and water. One of the best swimming locations on the river. Close to all services.

Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443


Cristabel is a young short hair Silver Tabby with gorgeous eyes. Wellmannered and quiet, affectionate, a perfect house guest and companion.

If privacy matters, this 5 bdrm 5 bath upscale home on 3.6 acres in Bonnington is the one you have been waiting for. This worthy home was built for the current owner and is ideal for a larger family and a home based business. The views of the Bonnington Falls and Kootenay River are beyond imagination. Estate quality.



Robert Goertz 250.354.8500


James Loeppky 250.509.0804


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Yara Chard 250.354.3382


Parker is a one and a half year old neutered male, Retriever / Rotti cross. A gentle giant who loves his people and his canine friends. Visit www. for more info & pictures of Parker and all of KAAPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adoptable pets.



250.352.7861 2124 Ymir Road

Character ďŹ lled 3-bdrm, 2-bath upgraded home located close to downtown across from St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Elementary. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll appreciate the spacious newer kitchen and ample master bedroom with skylight, the original construction kitchen on the upper ďŹ&#x201A;oor and separate entrance to the upper through a shared foyer for easy suite potential. New $9,000 retaining wall recently built.


Call James YOUR PRIVATE RETREAT 2.1 acres bordering a 20+ acre waterfront park conservation property a short boat ride from Nelson near Grohman Creek. There are 2 separate 1.05 acre lots. This is an absolutely wonderful setting and rare opportunity to own such a unique property for this price. This is an exciting and peaceful place to build a cottage or full time residence. You will love living so close to the lake.

Call Wayne HERITAGE HOME IN UPHILL Built in 1919, this affordable home sits on a superb lot and offers great views of Kootenay Lake and neighbouring mountains. Lots of hidden character, this home offers a blank canvas for your renovation ideas. Call Robert

Cat-on-a-box Mama

Dixie is a healthy, active 5 1/2 year old, spayed female Border Collie cross, a medium size girl. She is very sweet and will be a loyal companion for someone who has the time and space for her.

Sadly this lovely young female cat was found in a taped box with her 5 tiny kittens. Everyone is ďŹ ne, and the kittens are being fostered until they are old enough to be vaccinated. This Mama is loving and affectionate, quite a small cat, and probably would like an indoor-outdoor home. She has been spayed, tattooed and vaccinated. New Puppies! KAAP has ďŹ ve 9 week old Border Collie - Rotti cross puppies available for adoption. Three females and two males. The puppies have been vaccinated and are ready for their new homes! Please call 250352-2008 for more information or to arrange a visit. Also visit KAAPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s facebook page (and like us!) and for pictures of each puppy.

Friday, July 22 2011 Nelson Star


Wood Vallance

610 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC 250-352-7221 Sale dates: July 22 - 28th in stock items only.


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Summer Windshield Washer Fluid




Two-Light Fixture Vanity Combo

Men’s & Ladies’ Flip Flops


Reg. 1.89




Portable Gas Grill 11,000 BTU

• 161 sq. in. cooking area • legs fold down into carry handles 598-1340

Reg. 49.89

Royal Oak Premium Charcoal Briquets

Save $20


Reg. 7.29

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Apply every 3 years. Fast drying formula, superior penetrating and sealing ability. Covers 250 - 500 sq. ft.



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8499 Barn and Fence Oil Paint 5 gallon.

Red or white. 401-9803/6

Reg. 99.99

Save 39%

199 Bug-A-Way Yellow Lightbulbs

Diamond 1/2 HP Thermax Jet Pump 314-071 (not exactly as shown)

Reg. 269.99

3.5 lb. Axe 136-9007

(Not exactly as shown)

Reg. 82.99

Reg. 33.99

2287 Reg. 26.99

Reg. 2.99

Save 19%

304-5462 (Not exactly as shown)

Save 15%

36" fiberglass handle, 2 tone soft grip.



Driveway Sealer




Bug wash. 3.78 litres.

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2 Pack

100 watt. Medium base. Bugs aren't as attracted to yellow as they are to regular white bulbs. 174-1326 (Not exactly as shown)

Reg. 3.29


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Acrylic Latex Caulk Value Pack

Shop Towels 55’ roll.



Reg. 8.79

Reg. 2.99



Weather All Exterior Paint 401-7020/60/80

Reg. 32.99



Save $5

Eurostream 2-Handle Lavatory Faucet

Chrome/acrylic. 4" with washerless cartridge, acrylic round handle without pop up. Brass plated finish. 343-3313 (Not exactly as shown)

Reg. 24.99

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40 Gallon Electric Water Heater 345-2198

Reg. 335.00

Friday, July 22, 2011 The Nelson Star  

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