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Splishin’ and a Splashin’ Labour Day is fast approaching and that means pool days at the Gyro Park pool are numbered. There’s no better way for to cool off and enjoy a summer day than spend time at the pool. Locals and tourists alike have been swimming and sliding to beat the summer heat.

Police defend new truck purchase Chief refutes claim the department’s replacement vehicle is an “extravagance� the city can’t afford GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

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Nelson’s police chief insists the department’s new pick-up truck was purchased in a “responsible, budget conscious manner,� despite criticism from a citizen who calls it a “ridiculously wasteful undertaking.�

The 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 was put in service last Thursday. According to Chief Wayne Holland, they actually came in below the overall $60,000 budget to buy and outfit the truck, although he couldn’t say by how much. The vehicle itself cost $26,000 while another $5,000 was spent installing a computer and modem.

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Other special equipment was also added at the city garage, including a “prisoner containment area.� The vehicle replaced a 2005 model with about 154,000 km on it, but more than 10,000 “engine hours,� which Holland says is the equivalent of a vehicle with 300,000 to 400,000 km. Policy dictates that operational-

ly deployed police vehicles which are used around the clock, such as this one, be replaced after 150,000 km or five years. Holland says the old truck was in the city garage many times this year, and had “rear differential issues Story continues to ‘Old truck’ on Page 5


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This 5 bdrm., 2 1/2 bath home on 1.71 acres will provide your family’s lifestyle for decades to come. It has been lovingly maintained & renovated. The home offers an independent suite & attached garage in its ground level basement, plus there are additional garden/storage sheds & greenhouses. (11-258) MLS #K204245

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Japan’s Consul-General personally thanked Nelson this week for its relief efforts following the massive earthquake and tsunami in his country last March. “On behalf of the Japanese government as well as the people of Japan and particularly those affected in that region, I would like to express my deep gratitude for your strong support,” Hideki Ito said during a visit here Tuesday. Ito, along with Tetsuya Isono, the consul for cultural affairs, met with Mayor John Dooley as part of a two-day visit to West Kootenay that also included stops in Trail, Castlegar, and the Nikkei Internment Centre in New Denver. It was his first trip to all of these places. Ito said he was touched to hear of the local campaign to fold origami cranes as a sign of hope, and of fundraisers held for Onagawa, a hard hit community with ties to Nelson. “Fortunately Japan is not a poor country, so it’s not the amount of money which counts,” he said. “The important thing is that the affected people can see they are not alone — somebody cares about them. In that sense, folding cranes is very heartwarming and uplifting.” Ito’s visit was part of an ongoing effort to see each

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Japanese Consul-General Hideki Ito met this week with Mayor John Dooley and thanked Nelson for both financial and moral support following the March earthquake and tsunami. Greg Nesteroff photo

BC community with a Japanese sister city — including Nelson, Castlegar, and Trail. “Seventy Canadian cities maintain sister city relations with Japanese cities. Out of the 70, 34 are in BC,” Ito said. “So as Consul-General, I’m trying to visit those 34.” After two years, he has

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been to about half. Some like Nelson have frequent exchanges, while others are more tenuously linked, he says: “It varies. In some cases because of the financial situation of both cities, they are finding difficulty in exchanging student delegations.” A group from Nelson’s

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official sister city of Izushi departed the same day Ito arrived, and he said he regretted not being able to meet with them. Ito joined Japan’s foreign ministry more than 30 years ago. Because he studied Arabic, most of his assignments were in the Middle East, including Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and immediately prior to Vancouver, Bahrain. Although Consuls-General don’t have fixed terms, two to three years is a typical posting. “Vancouver is considered a very good place,” he says. “If I stay here too long, all my colleagues would criticize me.” Ito’s visit was the third this year to Nelson by a foreign dignitary. China’s ConsulGeneral came last month, while Ireland’s ambassador was here in the spring. Mayor John Dooley says while it’s coincidental, he welcomes the interest. “It’s not only good for us to get an understanding of what else is happening in the world, but it’s terrific to get this kind of exposure for our municipality and surrounding area,” he says. “This was a special visit because we have been working hard to find ways to help after the tsunami. It was an emotional time for not only the Japanese people but us here, and it was important to demonstrate solidarity.” nation Popular Dining Desti


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NAKUSP — A 64-yearold Nelson man is dead after a small float crashed into Upper Arrow Lake at Nakusp Wednesday morning. RCMP have not released the victim’s name pending notification of next-of-kin. Nakusp resident Ray Lythgoe was strolling along the waterfront shortly after 8 a.m. when he heard a plane engine sputter, and looked up to see the descending plane. “I heard the motor go dead,” Lythgoe said, “then a big splash.” It was sunny and calm at the time. Lythgoe ran to the nearest phone and called 911. He was one of many who witnessed the crash and called it in. Arrow Lakes Search and Rescue and the Nakusp fire department was dispatched, speeding on small boats towards the downed plane, which was floating 500 to 600 metres offshore from the marina. Shortly afterward, rescuers on a small boat returned to the marina carrying the pilot. The man sat upright, bundled in a blanket. He was transported to Arrow Lakes Hospital by ambulance but suffered only very minor scratches and was soon released. Divers were still trying to recover the passenger’s body Thursday.

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A crane operator retrieves a float plane that crashed while attempting a landing near the Nakusp marina Wednesday morning. The pilot, a 79-year-old Nelson man, survived but his Claire Paradis photo sole passenger, also from Nelson, died.

The Arrow Lakes News spoke with the pilot after he returned to the scene to monitor the effort. He asked that his name not be used because his passenger hasn’t been publicly identified. The pilot, a 79-year-old from Nelson, has 40 years of flying experience and regularly lands on mountain lakes. He departed from Nelson that morning and was on his way to a remote lake near the BC-Alberta border when the incident happened. He said the crash was due

to a perception issue created when landing on extremely smooth water. With the sun reflecting off the mirror-like surface, it can be very hard to perceive your altitude. “I knew the problem with glassy water,” he said. “You can’t see how far you are from the water.” In mountain lakes, he usually lands closer to the shore, using the shoreline as his guide. On Wednesday, the glassy water fooled him. He was out further than he thought when the plane hit the surface of the lake.

“It bounced and next time it hit, it flipped over,” he said, “and that was it.” He was flying with a friend for a day of fishing and relaxation on the lake when his partner told him he didn’t have a fishing license. “You gotta have a fishing license, I told him.” They decided to land at Nakusp to pick one up. That’s when the fishing trip turned tragic. The crashed plane was lashed to a barge to prevent it from sinking, and moved back towards the marina before being recovered using a crane.

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TO: Students and Parents of School District #8 (Kootenay Lake) Please be advised that there are some minor changes to our school bus routes for the 2011-2012 school year. Please check our website at: after August 12, 2011 for updates or phone the Transportation Department at 250-354-4871.

News Jack Layton 1950-2011

New Democrats honour leader’s memory Nelson Star Staff

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The NelsonCreston NDP constituency association will celebrate federal leader Jack Layton’s life on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lakeside Rotary Park shelter. MLA Michelle


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Mungall and BC Southern Interior Alex Atamanenko will both be on hand, and there will be a card to sign for Layton’s family. “Along with sharing memories of Jack, we will be honouring his commitment to social justice with a barbecue and election prep,� constituency

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association president Marya Skrypiczajko says. “Jack wanted to see the NDP become government in BC

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JAMAICA MON! by Ken Wenger

My wife, Shelley and I have been very fortunate to have travelled to many remarkable and interesting places in the world. This past January we travelled to a common destination for many I’m sure. Jamaica mon!! The interesting point of this trip was that it was with my 72 year old aunt, my mother in law and my recently engaged 80 year old parents. What you ask?? Recently engaged parents! Yes, after 25 years of marriage, 35 years divorced they are getting hitched. After many months of determining our destination to celebrate this event we all agreed on Jamaica. So, with wheelchairs and oxygen bottles in tow we boarded the plane in Calgary and a direct ight to Kingston. Since this was an all inclusive trip a bus awaited us at the airport and quickly shuttled us o to paradise. The resort was absolutely beautiful and it was even better once they served us our ďŹ rst of many piĂąa coladas. Now we knew we would certainly take advantage of the “all you can drinkâ€? feature of the resort but we really didn’t think any of our travel companions would. Surprise! I had no idea my aunt would be asking for a rum cream for breakfast. Our parents were a little more responsible and waited until lunch. It’s very easy to just R&R by the pool and occasionally, instead of having the constant attention of a server bring you the next beverage of your choice, you dip into the pool and wade over to the swim-up

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bar. After all, you do need to get a little exercise to work up a thirst. I haven’t mentioned the food yet!! Same as the drink “all you can eat whenever you want to eatâ€?. Several exquisite restaurants within the resort with delicacies from all over the world. Truly a wonderful selection of cuisine to satisfy all palates. After a couple of days of ďŹ lling our faces and washing it down with the beverage of the moment, we decided to explore the island. O we went in a cabbie that was waiting at the front foyer. Oh yes, after Shelley bargained for the best round trip rate for a van of 6. O we went along the coast through many small villages while our driver tells us everything we wanted to know about the history and culture of the island. BTW, there is no doubt in our minds that Jamaicans are the most friendly people you could meet. As we pass through one village I hollered STOP! We just went by the Harley Davidson outlet. Shelley will tell you that there isn’t a trip we go on that we have to shop at the only store where I want to shop. When she shops(her mission in life) I look for the nearest pub. After I picked up my cap we continued on and wound up at a restaurant and pub situated on a rocky cove. Band is playing and “holy ramolyâ€? we see some locals climbing up trees situated on a 100 foot cli and diving into the cove!! Amazing. That’s the advantage of using locals. They know where to take you to see some extraordinary sights. The next day we sign up for a tour that includes a cruise on a catamaran, snorkelling and walking up a waterfall located on the shores of the island. My 72 year old aunt right behind us. I know we all had a great time and we promised ourselves to do it again. For my parents it was their ďŹ rst trip outside North America and even at 80 they want to experience more of what the world has to oer. Thanks to Sandy because she made it happen for us.

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Old truck was due for replacement Con’t from Page 1 and wear and tear way beyond the wear and tear of a privately owned vehicle or that of another city department.� Maintaining the truck was costing 100 per cent more annually than when they bought it, Holland says, which further prompted the move. The old truck will either be used by the city for less demanding duties or auctioned off. Some parts were also salvaged for reuse.

“We want our citizens to know we are there and to feel free to approach us.� Wayne Holland Nelson Police Chief

However, in a letter to the Star published in full on page 7, Jill Wilson questions the purchase of the new truck in light of recent transit cuts. “The money spent on this ‌ ridiculously wasteful undertaking should be redirected to areas that are either experiencing a shortfall now or in danger of a shortfall,â€? she wrote. “People, countries, provinces, and yes, even cities are realizing the need to redistribute money that may have been set aside for extravagant items.â€? Holland responds that the purchase was mandated for safety reasons and purchased for the department “in a responsible, budget conscious manner that the City should be praised, not criticized for.â€? Contrary to a statement in Wilson’s letter, he says the vehicle was not special ordered, but is a model that can be



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bought off the lot by anyone. Wilson also took issue with the black and white paint job the truck received, and is concerned about the rest of the fleet being painted to match. In a comment aimed at city council, she wrote: “To think that the ones who are running our ‘household’ seem to not be able to control their spending power so would rather buy unnecessary expensive vehicles and waste even more money repainting all other vehicles to match the new one.� But Holland says the truck is the only one being painted this year. Furthermore, he says the colour scheme is one which other municipal police departments across North America have embraced in recent years. “It is eye catching. Most police vehicles were of a basic white design over the past several years. They sometimes blend in with traffic. This colour scheme is a bit of a surprise to people, and as a result, people are aware we are present. This is both a deterrent to criminals as well as a beacon to those citizens who many

need to approach us for help.� Holland recalls when police cars were actually called “black and whites� and says police may have been perceived as less busy and more approachable in those days.

“We want our citizens to know we are there and to feel free to approach us.� He adds Wilson’s letter is the first complaint he has heard about the new look — otherwise he has received “overwhelm-

ing� praise from citizens and employees. The truck is one of two in the police department’s fleet. City council quizzed the deputy chief about its necessity before including it in the annual budget.

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Editorial Beware and care for bears


elieve it or not, bears are not like Winnie the Pooh or Yogi. They are not after honey pots and picnic baskets. But one thing the cute and cuddly cartoon bears do share with our local bears: they all get hungry. Last week, a young grizzly bear was spotted in Rosemont, and as summer comes to a close and the bears start gearing up for hibernation there is the chance that he could be joined by some furry friends. There are a lot of attractants in cities that draw bears close to humans. They like the fruit we leave on the trees, our garbage and our compost. Not only are we putting ourselves in harm’s way by attracting bears into town but we’re also putting them in danger because problem bears are often shot. In June, city council adopted a bylaw that says garbage can only be placed at the curb between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. on the day of collection. If it’s stored outside in the interim, it has to be in a bear resistant container or secure building. It also prohibits feeding wildlife or feeding “other animals in a manner that is likely to attract wildlife,” restricts bird feeder use during bear season, requires fruit tree owners to pick up and dispose of fallen produce and barbecue users to keep their equipment clean and free of residual food. But even though it’s the law to help protect ourselves and bears, there is still garbage being left out for bears to enjoy. Bear Aware is planning on hitting the streets to do garbage raids, but is it their job to educate the public about the bear bylaw or is it the city’s? If we aren’t willing to enforce the bylaw then why was it created? When the bylaw was adopted, it was mentioned that education was more important than enforcement, but unfortunately there seems to be a lack of both. As bear season draws near, council needs to take a proactive approach to educating residents. We can’t rely on people to do the leg work themselves. The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the BC Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the BC Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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The World View – Gwynne Dyer

A tricky transition to democracy


n war, the moral is to the physical as three to one, said Napoleon, and the Libyan rebels certainly demonstrated the truth of that. Muammar Gaddafi had more soldiers, they were better trained and much better armed, and they did not lack courage. But the rebels firmly believed that they were bound to win, and once Gaddafi’s troops also became infected with that belief their resistance collapsed. However, Napoleon also said that God is on the side with the best artillery, and the rebels had nothing bigger than light antiaircraft guns. Their real artillery was the NATO air forces that conducted a five-month bombing campaign on their behalf. Even though there are technically no foreign “boots on the ground” in Libya, this heavy reliance on foreign military support makes the rebels forces beholden to the West in the eyes of some Libyans and many other Arabs. So they are, but as the leaders of the revolution try to make the tricky transition from dictatorship and civil war to an open and democratic country, the influence of the foreigners may prove useful. Consider the tasks that the revolutionaries now face. First, the rebel leaders must prevent their victorious troops from taking revenge on the regime’s erstwhile supporters. The last thing they need is a bloodbath in Tripoli or anywhere else. Then they must choose some thousands of today’s

Once Libya’s de facto ruler, Muammar Gaddafi is now a fugitive from international justice.

ragtag fighters to serve as a conventional and disband the rest of the militia forces that sprang up to fight Gaddafi’s army. A lot of people who fought for the revolution are going to feel cheated, and they still have guns. Then they have to write a constitution, hold a free election, and form a legitimate government to which the National Transitional Council will hand over all its powers. They also have to restart the economy and get money into people’s hands as quickly as possible. Many Libyans have not been paid for four months now. That task will be a lot easier if the country’s foreign currency reserves, much of which are held abroad in accounts that were frozen by the United Nations during the conflict in order to cut off Gaddafi’s cash flow, are now released rapidly to the new Libyan government. It will also want to borrow a lot

of money abroad to repair the oil facilities that were damaged in the fighting and get exports moving again. That money will almost certainly be made available, because Libya has enough oil reserves to repay it tenfold, if necessary. But then the going gets harder. Many people in the rebel leadership understand that the country’s strong tribal loyalties are divisive, but keeping them out of democratic politics is not going to be easy. It’s especially hard because there are no powerful civic organizations (professional associations, trade unions, etc.) to serve as an alternate focus for political activity. Libyan society was atomized under Gaddafi, quite deliberately, in order to make each individual isolated and powerless when dealing with the regime. Now all those horizontal links that are

collectively known as “civil society” must be recreated, without allowing tribal and regional loyalties to take over. Which is why the fact that the revolution has powerful foreign supporters could be useful to Libya. Britain and France, in particular, have committed a great deal of political capital to the success of the Libyan revolution. They carried out more than half of the air strikes in support of the rebels, while other European democracies and Canada, all NATO members, did the rest. (The United States only contributed surveillance capabilities and occasional Predator drone strikes after the first few weeks.) These European allies need to justify their intervention to their own people, so they will do everything in their power to make sure that there are no massacres, that Gaddafi and his close allies, when caught, are handed over to the International Criminal Court for trial (much better for the stability of the country than trying him in Libya), and that the process of building a democratic government in Libya goes as smoothly as possible. They have a great deal of leverage over the rebel forces at the moment, and they will use it to keep the revolution on the tracks. Despite all the obstacles to a smooth transition that Libya faces, the outcome here could be surprisingly positive. Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist

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Get ‘household’ spending in line

When our household budgets experience a shortfall, no matter what the reason, we decide to put off any extravagant items or things we were going to purchase or do. Even if money had been set aside to buy or do these things, that money goes instead toward covering the shortfall we’ve experienced. Smart way to run a household. The City of Nelson is our household. We have had a budget shortfall in transit. The “extravagance” in our household, many would think, is two-fold. 1. The purchase of a new 4X4 pickup truck specially painted black and white for the Nelson Police Department and the number of hours the mechanic put in to install everything associated with a police vehicle, a couple of weeks worth of full time hours everyday. 2. News from the public works department that

all NPD vehicles are being repainted black and white to match the new truck. From what I’m told, the reasoning for this is so they all look “retro.” Please, somebody, tell me this just is not true. I have seen the new NPD truck. I know that to have a vehicle painted like that, the city had to special order it. And to even consider having all the vehicles repainted in such a manner is even more of a slap in the face to many people, even those who don’t take transit. This is where your tax dollars are going! People, countries, provinces, and yes, even cities are realizing the need to redistribute money that may have been set aside for extravagant items. To think that the ones who are running our “household” seem to not be able to control their spending power so would rather buy unnecessary expensive vehicles

and waste even more money repainting all other vehicles to match the new one. The money spent on this (and the heron sculpture as well) ridiculously wasteful undertaking should be redirected to areas that are either experiencing a shortfall now or in danger of a shortfall. Yes, I do take transit almost everywhere I happen to be lucky enough to go but have no problem with money going to other areas that aren’t doing well either. I feel that if city council would get themselves out of their financially wasteful attitudes, things would run a lot smoother and there’d be more of us who would benefit, not just a select few. After all, isn’t that what’s supposed to be the most important, to be able to benefit the majority of occupants of a household? Jill Wilson Nelson

Unhappy to see Baker Street trees go

I am absolutely furious and disappointed about the cutting of the linden trees. The trees on Baker Street provide charm and shade and coziness. Who would allow to destroy the beauty of our city in such a way as taking away trees?

I grew up by the sweet smell of the linden blossoms in front of our house. Not only did the tree provide a majestic sight but the flowers were used as a medicinal remedy for coughs and colds and still today I add them to my delicious tea of wild

herbs and flowers. As I see it, cutting down those trees is completely against our way of natural lifestyle. I implore you, please, don’t cut down anymore trees on our beautiful Baker Street. Cattarina Henriksan Nelson

Wayne Germaine Serving Nelson & Area Since 1987.

“When you’re ready, I would love to sell your home!”




HUGS — To the person who stopped and let my children and I cross the road, even when there wasn’t a crosswalk. It was hot and the crosswalk was a long ways away. SLUGS — To all of those who pick up after their dogs but then leave the bag for others to pick up. Doing half the job is like doing none of it! HUGS — I saw you taking registration forms at a bike race and then our eyes met for a fleeting moment. You are tall and beautiful with lovely curly hair. I was the guy sitting on a cooler having a beer! Who would have thought one day we would be getting married? Big polar bear hugs to my blushing bride to be. I love you! SLUGS — To the man I waited next to in line at

the Kootenay Bay Ferry terminal. I’m sure you think you have great taste in music, but everyone else in line may not share your tastes. Next time, please sit inside your car and turn down your music, or may I suggest an iPod. HUGS — To my Dad because I love you so much! SLUGS — To people who leave their garbage out. It isn’t safe for the bears and it isn’t safe for our cats and dogs. Clean up your act!

So Much to Offer This is the perfect family home in sunny Bonnington with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathroom. Spacious room sizes and an open floor plan. The home needs a spruce up but well worth it. Roomy deck and stone patio overlooking the private back yard. Numerous fruit trees and perennials, a great yard for kids. A short walk to Bonnington Regional Park.


HUGS — To my BC Seniors Games co-pilot in the results centre. A fun way to spend a Saturday morning... I learned so much. Even patience. HUGS — To my friends that offer their beach house for my wife and I to house sit.

If you have a Hug or Slug... we’d like to hear it. Simply email us at editor@nelsonstar. com with your short quips, compliments or complaints. We will print the anonymous submissions for all to see. Be honest, but all we ask is you keep it tasteful. You can also drop by a written submission to our offices at 514 Hall Street.







Thrums Family Home

Solid 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on a very private 2 acre property at Thrums. There is a stone fireplace in the living room and a wood stove in the basement. Attached single carport and a detached double garage/workshop. The yard is very beautiful with lots of lawn, huge garden, green house and numerous fruit and nut trees. Community water licensed for domestic and irrigation use.



Modern Home plus Income A spacious modern home with approx. 3500 sqft of living space plus a cute 3 bedroom rental/in law house ($800/month + utilities) all on a 1.1 acre property in sunny Krestova. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms including a classy master suite, 2 dens and 4 fireplaces. A welcoming living room, family room, dining and kitchen layout. the level property has a large patio and a big garden.



Absolutely Charming

This 2 storey, 3 bedroom, 2 bath (circa 1918) home has been beautifully restored bringing back its original farmhouse ambience. The high ceilings, enclosed verandas, stone fireplace, charming turret, wood floors and trim create a sense of grandeur. The property is .78 acre and very private in a lovely setting with extensive lawn, mature fruit trees and a large veggie garden all cozily enclosed by trees and a creek.


Friday, August 26, 2011 Nelson Star

News Bear Aware

Grizzlies back in Rosemont MEGAN COLE

Nelson Star Reporter

• $25 Entry Fee–Payable to NBA (Nelson Business Association • Must have 4 Participants (One Driver, Three Runners) • Great Prizes to be WON! • Race course Kootenay St from Silica to Baker (Roughly 2 Blocks Downhill) • Friday, September 9th, 2011, 4PM–6PM • Entry Deadline is September 1st, 2011 • Contact Lisa McGeady, Kokanee Camera Co. 250-352-7799 Nelson Soap Box Derby Sponsored by the Nelson Business Association

Ted Allen’s Since

Jewellery 1961

Nelson Soap Box Derby 2011’s OfÀcial Waiver Form Sponsored by the NBA (Nelson Business Association)

ENTRANTS NAME:____________________________________________________________________ ENTRANT’S AGE:______________________________________________________________________ OFFICIAL use ONLY ENTRANT’S WAIVER: I, (parent/guardian)_________________________ hereby grant permission (for my son/daughter/ward) to enter the Soap Box Derby, held on , Friday September 9th, 2011 in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. Further, I understand and agree that as a prerequisite to competing in the Nelson Soap Box Derby, that my (son/daughter/ward) together with (his/her) custom car (where applicable), may be subject to inspection by the ofÀcials of the Soap Box Judicial Committee. I further understand and agree that such inspection shall be conducted using the manner and methods deemed appropriate by the ofÀcials in their sole discretion to determine compliance with Derby rules, and that the decisions of the ofÀcials regarding qualiÀcation and disqualiÀcation and compliance with the rules, spirit and speciÀcation applicable to the Nelson Soap Box Derby shall be Ànal and binding. Finally, (as such parent or guardian), I acknowledge that participation in the Soap Box Derby and the related or incidental activities will expose my (son/daughter/ward) to certain risks including the risk of an impact or other accident involving my child and his or her vehicle or the vehicle of another participant and, in consideration of the beneÀts received as a result of the participation herein, and for the mutual beneÀts received by myself and my child and the other participants herein, I hereby assume all risks associated with this activity and speciÀcally waive and release any and all claims, rights, causes of action, demands or otherwise, whether for personal injuries, property damages, or any other loss, damages or expenses which I (as a parent/guardian and/ or son, daughter or ward ) may have against the Nelson Soap Box Derby and Nelson Business Association, and any and all sponsors, staff and volunteers, arising from or in any manner related to my, (my son’s, daughter’s or ward’s) participation in the Soap Box Derby and/or any activities incidental or related thereto. By signing this waiver, l additionally permit Derby ofÀcials to authorize emergency medical treatment for the aforementioned minor in my absence, if necessary. Participant Signature: Witness Print Name

Print Name


Date Waivers can be picked up at the Nelson Star, Mountain FM or Kokanee Camera.

Bear Aware is reminding residents to educate themselves after a young grizzly was spotted in Rosemont. On August 17, the Nelson Police Department received an anonymous complaint about a bear in the area of Wasson and Jeffs streets. “The members attended but the bear was not there. They did eventually discover it in the north lane of the 600 block of West Innes Street,” said Sgt. Steve Bank of the Nelson Police Department. The officers identified the bear as a small one or twoyear-old grizzly. Bank said it’s the only complaint they’ve received lately. “While the officers were trying to get the bear to leave the area somebody else came by and said there was a larger grizzly — presumably the mother — just a short distance away. But we haven’t received any other complaints since,” he said. Joanne Siderius, program supervisor for Bear Aware, said a colder than usual spring and summer may have hindered huckleberry production in the mountains, forcing bears to come closer to town in search of food. “It’s been a fairly typical season, but it’s time now that

More grizzly bear sightings have been reported recently.

bears will be gearing up for hibernation, so they will go through hyperphagia, where they really start gearing up to eat a lot,” she said. “If there aren’t a lot of huckleberries they might come to town to eat apples, plums and garbage.” Siderius said even though she’s heard mixed reports about how many huckleberries are available, she suspects “there may not be a lot of berries available.” “Fall is often a time, starting late August, early September, where we might see a lot of bears coming to town, depending on what the food up top is like. It’s been pretty wet earlier and things were late,” she said. Siderius said it’s important for residents to reduce bear

attractants in their yards. “For people living in that area, I would recommend making sure the fruit is in off the cherry trees because even though the tree may not be producing great cherries, it’s drawing bears in,” said Siderius. Other attractants include garbage, compost and bird feeders. If you live in Rosemont, or are in an area where there could be bears, Siderius said it’s important to make noise and if possible have light, such as a flashlight with you. “If you see the bear and you’re making noise, chances are the bear will back off. Bears aren’t really out to be around people,” she said. For more information visit

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News Rescue on Slocan Lake

Whistle saves capsized kayakers Nelson Star Staff

A 42-year-old Lethbridge man and his 12-year-old daughter were pulled from Slocan Lake Monday evening nearly two hours after their kayak tipped over in a windstorm. They were treated for hypothermia and released from hospital. Slocan Lake RCMP say around 7:45 p.m. they received several reports from witnesses on shore who saw a single flare set off on the west side of the lake directly opposite New Denver. “Just prior to this, the same witnesses shockingly saw two individuals head out on a kayak across the lake during a massive

windstorm comprised of gale force winds,” Cst. Kent Kryzanowski said in a news release. The witnesses kept an eye on the pair who capsized in the frigid water. The New Denver fire department launched its rescue boat, and with the help of several private boats, searched the lake as the windstorm persisted and darkness fell. Almost two hours later, they heard a whistle and found the pair clinging to their kayak. They were pulled from the water and taken to hospital in New Denver. “Both individuals were lucky to be alive,” Kryzanowski said. He added it was

the second call RCMP and fire personnel in New Denver had that day of kayakers in distress after capsizing in the lake due to high winds.

sider their decision to kayak, canoe, or boat on the lake during extremely hazardous weather conditions,” Kryzanowski said.

“Both individuals were lucky to be alive.”

RCMP say four youths ages eight to 12 were caught this month in Salmo starting a fire with gas at a gazebo in KP Park. The fire was quickly put out by a village crew working in the park at the time, and the youths were located within minutes by police. Two were detained, but all were returned to their parents. Cpl. Barry Graham says damage was minimal to the gazebo’s cement floor, but “potential

Kent Kryzanowski Slocan Lake RCMP

He didn’t give details of the other incident, but said in both cases everyone was wearing life jackets. “Even though these individuals were properly equipped for an emergency on the water, RCMP would like to emphasize that people recon-

Young firebugs caught in Salmo

for disaster with the fire spreading to the structure and trees in the park was great.” The gas the kids used was stolen from a nearby vehicle.

Share your walking photos, videos, stories and maps. You and your community could win big! Contest runs Aug. 8 through Sept. 19, 2011 See website for contest details. Restrictions may apply.



Painting on canvas is a new artistic venture for Jennifer Gare. Her passion for artistic expression first began in textiles with a kids clothing company, StewArt, in the late 1980’s. Her interests then moved towards interior design, working on projects including The 4th Street Lots Condos in Nelson. The pieces shown in John Ward Fine Coffee are inspired by recent trips to Holland and carry a similar perspective to her interior design of mixing old with the new. Born and raised in Nelson, Jennifer is excited to have her first group of paintings shown in her home town. Jennifer’s work can be seen at John Ward Fine Coffee during ArtWalk – on now until September 2nd.

Thank You

This summer could be a scorcher.

Sponsors: CIBC Wood Gundy, Main St. Diner, Dr. Doug Kelly, Lakeside Physio and Sports Injuries Clinic, NDCU, Gerick Cycle, Whitewater, Nelson Star. Without them the Race entry fee would be much higher. The dozens of race-day volunteers who monitor the courses, give our athletes food and water, provide pre and post race massages, and perform countless other “small” jobs which make the Event succeed. The entrants into the Race, especially the rookies. We do it for you, and the community as a whole.

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

Super Volunteers: Yellowhead Road & Bridge for sweeping the newly paved highway. John Knox and the other coaches of the “newbie” group. Rocco Mastrobuono and the Nelson Italian Canadian Society. Peter Taillon and Save On Foods, Nelson Hydro, NDCC, Spearhead Timberworks, Christine Sutherland, Scott Bickerton, Ralph Goodwin-Wilson, Tim Bullen, Louise Poole, Mrs. Santor, Guy Woods. We appreciate the ongoing help. Thank you all again from the Cyswog’n’fun committee of the Nelson Athletic Assn. : Bill Harbord, Larry Bickerton, Kim Irving, Liz Edwards, Ross McNamara, Petra Lehmann, Sean Costain, Mike Kosof, Laura Lundie, Ashlie DeJong, and Anna Weber.


Friday, August 26, 2011 Nelson Star

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

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

Sep. 2nd -


Sep. 3rd -

Billy Bangers & DJ Breaker

Sep. 4th -

Pride Glam Dance with Sugar Coated Killers

Sep. 9th -

DJ Terrantino

Retro Hits

Live 80’s Band

Sep. 15th - Opiuo Sep. 16th - Ed Solo with Balkans

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

2010 Polaris Music Award Winners

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

Sep. 27th - Hollerado





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

The Kootenay Carshare Cooperative is celebrating its 10th anniversary this August. To kick off celebrations, the Carshare is hosting a barbecue lunch outside its Nelson office at 410 Hall Street (behind the New Grand Hotel) from 11 a.m. until 2p.m.

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

The Vallican Whole Community Centre in the Slocan Valley is pulling out all the stops to celebrate its 40th Birthday August 26, 27 and 28. This will be a weekend to remember, including a chance to paint a bus, sand sculpture, workshops: massage and more, a DVD about building the building, a memory wall, and many opportunities to jump right in and make it all happen. Admission is by donation to much of the event. The danceis $15, and the dinner is potluck and a donation (or $15 for people from afar). A $50 donation gets you a weekend pass which includes a limited edition silver medallion by Max the Jeweller based on the poster design by Bob Inwood (until they run out, after which you get a prayer flag with your picture taken at the event). For more information and for tickets go to www. Tickets are also on sale at Otter Books in Nelson and Jennie’s in Winlaw.


Sep. 10th - Val Kilmer & The New Coke

Sep. 20th - PS I Love You

Tell us about your upcoming event, e-mail:

with Young Rival & Wildlife

Sep. 28th - Yukon Blonde & Library Voices Oct. 7th -

Aaron Nazrul & the Boom Booms

Oct. 8th -


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

The Taghum Hall Society’s popular Starry Night astronomy program will continue right through the autumn months. See Jupiter and its moons, a ball of 10,000 stars and the glowing remains of a dead star through astronomy telescopes. The Starry Night program is free and is held outside of Taghum Community Hall (5915 Taghum Hall Road) on the following nights: August 26 and 27, September 2 and 3, LIGHTS OUT 16 and 17, 23 and 24, September 30 and October 1, October 21 and John Ward Fine Coffee will have a evening gathering to end another 22, 28 and 29, November 18 and 19, 25 and 26, December 2 and 3, 16 Artwalk. Lights Out will take place September 2 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and 17. For more information, contact Wayne Holmes at 250-354Lynn Melanson will once again light up all the tables outside and Jenni- 1586 or email fer Gare’s painting will be inside to view. C’mon by for a late night latte. Looking for a great way to enjoy a summer night? Bonnington will BRIGITTE DESBOIS – ART OPENING be offering a movie under the stars. The movie will be shown at The Dancing Bear Inn presents The Breath of a Brush, paintings of Bonnington Regional Park, which is located on Brown Road. Even Nelson and area by local artist Brigitte Desbois. The opening recep- though the group is unable to disclose what movie will be showing tion is September 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. The show runs through the end due to licensing, the treats they are selling at the concession offer of October. some clues they will be selling ‘Captain Kirk’ Hot Dogs, ‘Mr. Spock’ Veggie dogs, ‘warp speed’ veggies and dip, hot and cold drinks, candy CORAZON VOCAL ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS and of course, ‘the Final Frontier Popcorn.’ The concession and games The Corazon Vocal Ensemble will be holding auditions on the af- will open at 6:30 p.m. The movie will start at approximately 8:45. ternoon and evening of September 6. Corazon is a 65-voice youth choir based in Nelson. Over the past ten years the group has gained Every Saturday at Cottonwood Falls Park featuring live music, rea reputation throughout western Canada for its vibrant presence, gional produce, eggs, great savory and sweet foods, and a variety of professional presentation, surprising repertoire, and great voices. In unique products. You can now bring your kitchen scraps to the Cotthe upcoming year, Corazon will be travelling to a choir festival in tonwood Market, where Tulaberry Farms and Kirtzinger Farms will Edmonton in November. There is also an option for singers to travel accept your waste and add it to their farm compost. It’s a great way to Cuba in April 2012. Membership requirements include an annual to complete the nutrient cycle and to support our local farms. It also membership fee, attendance at a weekly rehearsal combined with on- reduces greenhouse gasses by reducing methane at the landfill and line study, and participation in several concerts throughout the year. reducing the fuel required to haul waste. Benefits include detailed musical training, participation in a fun and serious community of young performing artists of various ages, and TUESDAY, AUGUST 30 the invitation to expand your musical and personal horizons. If you Do you perform sales or investor presentations, speak at conferences wish to audition, email Allison Girvan at for or present at board/staff meetings? The content, pace, message and audition instructions and an appointment. For more information, goals of your presentations are critical make sure you are communication what you need in order to get the results you want. This phone choir manager Bill Metcalfe at 250-352-7670. session will also review presentation style, confidence and contact to KOOTENAY BOOK WEEKEND ensure you are engaging your audience to the best result! Attendees Once again summer is upon us and it’s time to put your feet up and will have an opportunity to work a pitch during the session. To regisread a good book. The Kootenay Book Weekend has a great selection ter or for more info 250-352-1933 ext 100 or for you to read this summer and provides the format to join in for some stimulating discussion and fun. The books up for discussion this The True North Pathfinder Club is now accepting new members in year are: The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, preparation for the up-coming school year. The club is open to all Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin and two selections by Ruth Ozeki, My kids ages 11 to 15 (Grades 5 to 8.) Those who enjoy camping, hiking, Year of Meats and All Over Creation. So get reading and come join us nature and Bible study, community service and making new friends September 23 to 25 at the Best Western on Baker Street in Nelson. For will find True North a really great experience. Registration and orimore information call Victoria at 250-352-6197, email kbw@koote- entation will be at the Adventist Church, 1502 Granite Road, or visit the website at day, August 30 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Come and check out new paintings by Buck Walker, Celeste Rode, Glenys Takala and Shirley Miller, a collaborative sculpture by Courtney Anderson and Andrew Raney and an exquisite side table by Peter Bockner Gallery 378 downstairs in the Craft Connection.



the breath of a brush

Established in Nelson since 2007, I never tire of the endless inspiration the area has to offer. Being an avid plein-air painter, I find it incredible just having it all at my doorstep. I love the challenge of capturing the light and the mood and I search for colour harmonies that evoke the time and place. I yearn to open up to the world and capture a breath of a moment, a shimmer, a perfume. I yearn that my pulse beats with the rhythm of the wind and to release it all with a sigh of the brush.

OPENING RECEPTION Sept 1st from 6pm to 9pm Dancing Bear Inn 171 Baker St, Nelson, BC

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Entertainment listings Spiritbar

The Royal

Unity Music Festival

Below the Hume Hotel

330 Baker Street

Sleep is for Sissies, Winlaw

Saturday, August 27

Saturday, August 27

Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27

Robb G is literally “in” the music when he’s on stage, dripping with sweat as he screams at the crowd, possessed by the music while he throbs in a head banging body thrash. After seeing him live, there is no questioning that Robb G is a man who truly loves what he does. Known for his speedy beatmatching and continuously layered mixing, he’s performed in Europe and from coast to coast in North America, appearing in over 40 cities on his native continent. With his current releases being played by a cast as wide as Carl Cox to Kissy Sell Out, a second full-length album already in the works and a 2010 touring schedule that’s taking him to the far four corners of North America and abroad, Robb G stock is on the rise. It is no surprise that the Plump DJs named him alongside Justice and Switch when asked who the most exciting producers are. The doors open at 10 p.m. and tickets are $5 at the door.

Friday, September 2

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

Sunday, August 28

Stickybuds From the funkafied west coast of Canada, Tyler Martens (aka Stickybuds), has been making his mark on music all over the globe, captivating fans on tours in Brazil, UK, Hungary, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. His work ethic and passion have also earned him a residency at Canada’s Shambhala music festival (2005 to 2011). With 14 releases under his belt on esteemed labels like Goodgroove Records, Jungle Cakes, Bombastic Jam, Fort Knox With the recent success of his Ghetto Funk EP and Jungle Cakes release Guaranteed not to mention an unforgettable set at the Fractal Forest at Shambhala 2011, expect even bigger things to come from the forward thinking and all around nice guy Stickybuds. And he invented whalestep. Stickybuds will hit the stage at Spiritbar with Busta. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available through the Hume Hotel.

Sunday, September 4 After 15 years Kootenay Pride says they’ve “finally gotten past that awkward stage” and this year they’re coming out bigger and better than ever. They’ve heightened the atmosphere of awareness and acceptance of the diversity within our community and the integral part we play in the culture of the Kootenays. Spiritbar will be hosting the Pride Glam Dance from 9 p.m. til close. There will be a live band, Sugar Coated Killers and DJ Sturdy. Tickets are $20 at the door.

Looking for your weekly blues fix? Head down to the Royal for the Sunday night Royal blues jam. The evening is hosted by Craig Atkins and features some of Nelson’s finest blues players. The show goes from 4 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, September 1

Ganga Giri

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

Finley’s Irish Pub 705 Vernon Street

Monday, August 29

Reverend Horton Heat If Reverend Horton Heat wasn’t enough to rock you to your core, he has teamed up with Nashville Pussy, and together they are coming to make their mark on Nelson, BC. Mixing psycho-billy and pure Texan rock ‘n’ roll, you will not want to miss this show. Nashville Pussy will kick the evening off with their earthy, raw and unadulterated brand of genuine rock ‘n’ roll. And then it’s the Reverend’s turn with their country-fed punkabilly maniac stage show. Come see these two insane acts and kick your Labour Day weekend off the right way. Tickets are selling fast. Pick yours up at or at Royal Espresso. Tickets are $35 and the show starts at 9 p.m.

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

Kootenay Pride Various locations, Nelson

Kootenay Pride coming back to town for its 15th year and is bring with it new events and fun. New this year will be their first ever family day. For the kids there will be balloon popping fun, magicians, face painters, potato sack races, three-legged costume racing and more. There will also be a drag show at the Royal, the Pride Glam Dance, the pride parade and rally on Baker Street, and a pride book reading. For more information on the pride events visit


Friday, August 26, 2011 Nelson Star



Fill Me


Sunday Sept. 11 - 6:30 PM Monday Sept. 12 - 6:30 PM

Live at The Royal

Get me to the church on time

Monday Oct. 3 - 6:30 PM Esmeralda

Sunday Oct. 16 - 1:00 PM

The Sleeping Beauty

Sunday Nov. 27 - 1:00 PM Monday Jan. 30 - 6:30 PM

The Nutcracker

Sunday Dec 18 - 10:00 AM Monday Dec. 19 - 4:00 PM Thursday Dec. 22 - 4:00 PM

Le Corsaire

Sunday Mar. 11 - 1:00 PM

The Bright Stream

Sunday Apr. 29 - 1:00 PM


Sunday Jun. 24 - 10:00 AM

Reverend Horton Heat brings his rockabilly songs and vibrant perforAtomic Music Group photo mance to the Royal on September 1.



Nelson Star Reporter

Anna Bolena

Saturday Oct. 15 - 9:55 AM

Don Giovanni

Saturday Oct. 29 - 9:55 AM


Saturday Jan. 14 - 9:55 AM


Saturday Jan. 28 - 9:30 AM


Saturday Feb. 11 - 9:00 AM


Saturday Feb. 25 - 9:55 AM


Monday Feb. 27 - 6:00 PM

The Enchanted Island Manon

Saturday Mar. 3 - 9:55 AM Saturday Apr. 28 - 9:00 AM


Saturday May 12 - 9:00 AM

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zzy Osborne was on the radio captivating aspiring rock stars around the world, and a young Reverend Horton Heat was among them. “I thought it was pretty cool to be a rock star with all of those screaming girls, that was pretty much what inspired me,� said Jim Heath (aka Reverend Horton Heat). But growing up in Texas, rock ‘n’ roll came with a healthy dose of country. Heath would listen to music with his cousins who were into rock ‘n’ roll, country and rockabilly. “I was lucky in the respect that there was a mom and pop record store kind of near my house, and — I’ll never forget this — I rode my bike up to the store looking for either a Black Sabbath or an Alice Cooper album. Being a young male kid, I wanted this scary aggressive music,� said Heath. When he arrived at the record store he experienced something that changed him. “I was in the store [and] he was playing blues and Howlin’ Wolf and his voice was scary and raw. It was rockin’ music. And I thought ‘Man, that’s cool.’ I turned on a dime and all of a sudden Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath seemed like little fanciful guys that dress like wizards and I

didn’t want any of that then.â€? By the time Heath was in his early teens, he was beginning to learn to play the guitar. “I had a guitar teacher here and there when I was young. I had one teacher when I was 13, and a friend my age who was an accomplished classical guitar player. He started getting into blues and I was getting into blues, so he started showing me how play ninth chords,â€? Heath said. “I showed up to my lesson playing ninth chords and my teacher said, ‘um you aren’t ready to do that yet.’ And I was like ‘What do you mean? I’m doing it! Let’s go, I wanna play the blues,’ and he just said, ‘you need to learn the blah blah blah.’ That was enough of that for me and I just quit the lessons and started learning off records.â€? Heath discovered early on that it was easy for him to learn guitar solos by listening to records, and in high school he joined a 50s cover band. “I started out just being a lead guitar player, but as a lead guitar player in a cover band you’re really at the mercy of what the singers want. They had me because I was into this blues thing, Chess Records, and they were thinkin’ ‘that’s pretty cool, if he can do that then it’s easy for you to do Chuck Berry.’ So I would do Story continues to ‘and it ďŹ t’ on Page 13

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Con’t from page 12 Chuck Berry and it fit into the ‘50s thing pretty well. Other bands would do the rock songs of the day and then kind of what ever was popular to get by. Back then in Texas even if you were a hard rock band you still had to play some kind of country songs,” he said. Heath played in bands off and on until he was in college, then decided to get a real job. But when he got married and had a child he realized something unusual. “One thing that was kind of interesting for me was that I was kind of in and out of college at various times in my life and I was back in college and I got married really young and then we had a baby. So there I was at 23 years old, in college workin’ these jobs that barely paid anything. “Basically I was in a position where I had to go back and start playin’ in bands which is kind of an unusual situation. Most guys have to quit the band and go get a real job, and I had to quit the real job and go back to the band because of the money. I’m glad I did it now.” One of the three jobs he was working was setting up the PA system for a night club. “The guy at the night club had nicknames for everybody and I guess I was the token rockabilly guy and he thought I looked like someone by the name of Horton, so he called me Horton for some reason instead of Jim,” he said. “By that time I was very much thrown into the rockabilly scene and I’d been in rockabilly bands and played guitar with some pretty famous rockabilly people, and I was writing my own songs in that vein. He heard me

playing and singing and really liked it and asked me I wanted a gig — and this is when I was just going to be playing my songs by myself with no band at all. So he said ‘How about two weeks from Thursday I want you to play?’ and I said OK.” The day of the gig arrived and Heath was setting up his equipment early. The guy from the night club came up to

Heath and told him something that would help shape the next 25 years of his life. “He said ‘your stage name is going to be Reverend Horton Heat, OK?’ and I said ‘What? Reverend? Reverend Horton Heat!’ And I was like ‘no way, now you’re giving me a stage name, I just thought you were giving me a gig.’ “But little did I know he had already

put that name on the flyer and listed it in the paper. That night, my very first gig, had a good little crowd and I finished my first set and people were calling me Reverend. I was like ‘What is this?’ People were coming up to me saying, ‘that was really good Reverend,’ and I was just confused. “But I was so poor and broke and desperate at the time that

I was just grateful to have the opportunity to do it and it turned out to be a full on 25 year career.” Even though the Reverend intended on being a solo act, he began hiring musicians to accompany him on stage. His current bass player is Jimbo Wallace, who has been playing with him for 22 years. “The drummer situation was like Spinal Tap. I went through

a lot of drummers. The guy that I’ve got now is Paul Simmons and he’s awesome. He’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever known in my life and he’s the best drummer we’ve ever had,” he said. When Reverend Horton Heat takes the stage on September 1 it’s hard to know what the audience will see. “We throw the bass in the air...There

is just a lot of good guitar playing and a lot of good guitar playing. It depends; sometimes at venues we play there will be a mosh pit and other times there will be swing dancing, so I don’t know what to expect.” Reverend Horton Heat plays at The Royal at 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 and are available at or at The Royal Espresso.

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Exploring the lost self through art MEGAN COLE

Nelson Star Reporter

Art often shows an audience something personal about the artist, and the collaborative multidisciplinary presentation Spectacle of the Lost Self showcases the darker side of the human experience. “Before coming here, while we were brainstorming, we decided to do something related to our ancestry, but we weren’t clicking with that idea. We weren’t totally able to connect to it for this project,” said Monica Hepburn, artist-in-residence at the Oxygen Art Centre. Mutya Macatumpag was actually invited to Nelson as the artist-inresident for August, but asked Hepburn to come along as well. “We started talking more about what we want-

ed to be doing and Mutya suggested we start looking in to the nitty gritty and the dark side, and the stuff we look at more on a personal level but we don’t discuss out in public.” The performance looked at depression and aimed to give a forum for people to discuss and relate to what may often be an individual struggle. Macatumpag contributed music, dance, and what she describes as “yarn bombing” to the presentation, while Hepburn used stop-motion animation and writing. The artists were pleased with the open and supportive way the audience approached the presentation. “There are different pieces throughout the performance but there is continuity and the theme is woven throughout,” said Hepburn.

Spectacle of the Lost Self is the first opportunity Hepburn and Macatumpag have had to collaborate on a project. “We’re really learning how we work together. We do collaborate on more of a graphic design level with Monica creating flyers for me, but we’ve never collaborated on a performance,” said Macatumpag. “A lot of this is new for me,” said Hepburn who primarily focuses on visual arts. “I did some theatre as a kid but it’s been kind of a new discovery for me. It’s been kind of scary and great at the same time.” Local musicians from the Oxygen Orkestar also contributed their skills to the performance. For more on upcoming presentations at Oxygen Art Centre visit

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Vancouver-based artists Mutya Macatumpag (above) and Monica Hepburn are the artists-in-residence at the Oxygen Art Centre for the month of August.

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6820 Grandview Drive $110,000 NO HST. Great value 0.47 acre building lot with UG services. Septic & water available. Commanding lake views. Just 5 minutes from Balfour on the North Shore. Close to Golf Courses and world class fishing on Kootenay Lake. Build your dream home now or save it for later. Call David for details.

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Rockhound turns into Crawford Bay jeweller

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hen children grow up, they may find themselves in an unexpected — and occasionally, unwanted — line of work. But that isn’t the case with Galadriel Rael, whose business is a natural progression of her childhood fascination. “I, as a little girl, was a rockhound,” she said. “I was obsessed with rocks. I always had rocks in my pocket.” As Rael grew older, she began to study crystals. “I guess that was a precursor to jewelry,” she said. Rael now operates La Gala Jewelry in Crawford Bay, where she offers all types of jewelry, much of which, particularly intricate silver pieces, she makes. Her exploration of jewelry began with beading, which morphed into an interest in silver. To expand her skills, she studied silver smithing in Mexico City, but it was several years before she turned it into a career. To get started on a career path, she took a beginners silver course at the Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson — although she had the skills, she needed the studio time. Rael opened her Crawford Bay store, next to Dog Patch Pottery, in 2004, when she finally decided to turn her art into making a living. “It was really exciting,” she said. “I had worked across the street at the Forge and Furnace Gallery, finding irony in the fact that I was selling other people’s art.” Her shop added to the East Shore hamlet’s diverse array of artisans, including broom makers, weavers and blacksmiths. “The more, the merrier,” said Rael. “The more we offer, the more reason there is for people to make the trip on this very winding road.” The products in her shop include both precious and semi-precious gemstones, and earrings, rings, necklaces and silver pendants she makes.

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Galadriel Rael offers a wide range of products at La Gala Jewelry in Crawford Bay. Brian Lawrence photo

Other local products found at La Gala are fused glass jewelry from Crawford Bay and stone pendants set in leather, made by a retired geologist in Boswell. Among the most unique pieces are butterfly wing pendants from Peru; the wings are sustainably harvested, providing jobs for indigenous people. For the products not made by Rael, their origins are of extreme importance — they must be local, or have an environmentally friendly or humanitarian component to their creation. Some clothing in the shop, for example, is made of cotton and bamboo, while the silk cloth is recycled and fair trade. Also on display are recycled paper beads made by women in Uganda. Rael’s silver pieces are easy to spot, with intricate layers on top of other intricate layers to form jewelry both unique and breathtaking. Some of those specialty pieces, she said, can take six to 10 hours to make. “Those are the ones I get the most pleasure out of,” said

Rael. “I come at them like an artist with a painting. I don’t come at it with a strong idea of what it will be. I just keep building and building.” Because all of her jewelry is made by hand, with no moulds or castings, each earring in a pair, while similar, is not identical, adding an additional touch of distinctiveness. And to maintain the uniqueness, Rael doesn’t copy or simulate anything current and popular. “I tend not to find inspiration in magazines or modern art,” she said. “I’m more attracted to Victorian and art deco ... And, of course, the beauty of the Kootenays.” And she avoids custom work — in replicating a required design, much of the creative process is lost. “When I endeavour to make jewelry, I’m very intentionally trying to make something different,” she said. But there is one aspect of her business she can guarantee she enjoys. “I get to play with pretty things all day.”

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Community Touchstones of Nelson — Greg Scott

Bennett plans debt burning Dateline August 4, 1958

remier Bennett took a goodnatured dig at the press in Kelowna Saturday night for proclaiming in advance that a surprise announcement of great importance was expected to be made at the sixth anniversary celebration of the Social Credit government. The Premier promised the large crowd of supporters that at next year’s anniversary celebration here “we’ll have the provincial debt all paid off and we’ll burn it up.” The light from that fire “will shine out across the Rockies to all the country because we will be the


only place in Canada without debt.” The debt stood at $191,000,000 in 1952 and today stands at $32,000,000 and with one more budget it will be paid off. He also flayed the federal government’s spending deficit policy exclaiming “Oh, what a price we’re paying for Tory government already.”


Dateline August 9, 1958

elsonites who ignore the city’s watering restrictions will be telling the tale to the judge if they continue to flout the “restricted watering” order. Despite repeated warnings, many citizens are still


violating the heat-sparked regulations and are leaving their sprinklers turned on all night. Some are watering sidewalks and pavements in the mistaken idea that relief from the heat will be obtained by these methods. City officials have issued a final warning. If this is ignored, prosecution of offenders will follow. The 24-hour watering period allotted each week is “ample to take care of each household needs” according to city water works officials. Meanwhile, Five Mile Creek, the source of the city’s water supply is rapidly dropping. Even a tributary,

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Continued from Page 18 turned into a reservoir intake to ease the problem, has failed to maintain the water level. A serious fire in the city could drain the 5,000,000 gallon reservoir in three hours. If the water supply situation becomes more critical stricter sprinkling regulations could be imposed.

almost 500 acres in tinder-dry timberland not more than a mile from Krestova. Only time and the elements can determine the future of a ramshackle collection of dwellings which have marked the Sons of Freedom’s turbulent history for a great many years.

Dateline August 28, 1958

Dateline August 23, 1958 On Friday night activity at the Freedomite stronghold of Krestova had reached a peak seldom seen in that ramshackle community as groups of sectarians spent time between watching the devastating effect of the incendiary forest fire threatening their dwellings and hauling belongings down the dusty roads. The evening scene is reminiscent of night-time London during the peak of fire bomb raids, as light winds suddenly veered and pushed the fire straight towards the Sons of Freedom community. But just as capriciously the winds changed and started the other way from the settlement and up the mountainside. The fire was started August 4 when terrorists set fire to

Canada’s first Lid’s Off Selling Jamboree starts in Nelson tomorrow rain or shine. The gigantic selling spree sponsored by 88 city and district merchants already has attracted thousands of shoppers to the Queen City of the Kootenays. Three and a half city blocks of Baker Street will be roped off to allow shoppers free access through the colourful displays. Shoppers will be entertained with music, dances and eight separate cash prizes totaling almost $2,000. It’s an opportunity for the whole family to shop and save in Nelson over the Labour Day weekend: a chance to get acquainted with the city and to meet the merchants who supply the Kootenays with produce from all parts of the world.


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Join us Saturday August 27th 9am - 9pm. Alpine Lake Suites invites you to come and sample the many gifts this “little village” has to offer. Artists, crafters, jewelers, bakers, and chef’s have been toiling away creating treats for you to enjoy! Some of the artists will be available for you to chat about commissioned works to Àt the colour scheme of your home. Other neighbours are simply passing along treasures stored too long. 9am - 2pm: Booths & tours, water balloon & foam sword Àght for the young at heart! By 7pm: Courtyard Story, Song, Dance & Music hosted by Vancouver’s Master Dancer, Drummer, and Teller, Randy Jones.

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Bishop F. Patrick Clark consecrated the Third Bishop of Kootenay on St. George’s Day 1948.

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Fall Registration Starts Now! Call 250-352-2071for early registration, information and forms In person registration at Dance Studio at the Old Civic Centre Sept 8, 2011 5-7 pm Some classes may be full by this time so register early!!!

Over the past several decades the Anglican Church has moved away from the traditional service based on the Book of Common Prayer. St. Saviour’s Anglican Church will be returning to this older tradition by using the 1962 Book of Common Prayer, King

James Bible and ancient hymns in a special heritage service this Sunday. The Book of Common Prayer used in Canada was originally composed in 1962, and is a national expression of a tradition of Christian worship stemming from the original book published by the Church of England in 1549. The book simplified

older forms, and made the Bible itself the standard of all Christian worship. This year is also the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, the language of which was greatly influenced by the book. New liturgical developments in the 1970s brought about the use of the Book of Alternative Services in Canada.

The service will be officiated by the Rev. Marcella Mugford, who will be joined by organist Toby Jenny and choir in the singing many traditional hymns and old favourites. As well, the music includes the traditional sung Eucharist. The service on Sunday is at 10:30 a.m. at St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral, Ward and Silica. All are welcome.

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Fall Registration Starts Now! Call 250-352-2071for early registration, information and forms In person registration at Dance Studio at the Old Civic Centre Sept 8, 2011 5-7 pm Some classes may be full by this time so register early!!!

DYNAMITE DANCERS Moving Centre w. “Miss.Karin” 3-4yrs,1:30-2:15;Creative Dnc 5-7yrs,3:30-4:30;Combo Class (ballet/jazz/hip hop). 7-10yrs,4:30-5:15;Breakin’ & Hip Hop (boys & girls). 10 classes $150. Sept 26th. 250-505-5013

Small ads, BIG deals! Information Care to Learn Children’s Centre is accepting registration for childcare for children aged 3-5 starting in September. Our Certified Early Childhood Educators will support children to learn and grow through play with developmentally appropriate activities, gatherings, art projects, dramatic play, and a pre kindergarten component. Please contact Charlene at 250-354-4673 for more info


Nelson Community Services provides professional confidential counselling to women who have experienced any kind of abuse at any time in their lives. Support group for women who have experienced relationship abuse will start in Sept.Please call 250-352-3504

Lost & Found FOUND: Gold UBC school ring in Rosemont (Houston St. West off McQuarrie) in June. Please call 250-352-1890 (Nelson Star office) to claim.


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Kokanee Park Marina Store is looking for a full time employee, weekends and afternoon shifts. Drop resume off at Store or call 250-825-9235

WANTED: Part time/full time line cook & prep cook needed in local, high pace restaurant. Line Cook Experience required. Prep Cook - Willing to train in house. Start immediately, long term ideal. Please mail resume and cover letter to 1373 Baker St. Nelson B.C. V1L 4H6 or Email us at:

THE candidate we are looking for is a talented web developer with a history of web application design and development and exposure to the full project life cycle. Experience with Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Javascript and JSON required. Knowledge of Dojo Toolkit, HTML 5 and CSS an asset. Visit: to apply

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INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equip. Job placement assist. Funding Avail. 1-866399-3853 EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Alberta - based oilfield services company is currently hiring equipment operators. Class 1 or 3 license preferred, but we will train the right candidate with a Class 5. Please call 250-718-3330 for more information or send your resume to:

Education/Trade Schools AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783

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Love does not come to an end. You are deeply loved and sadly missed. Obituaries


David Micheal Melenius October 24, 1924 ~ August 13, 2011 ars of Health & 70 Years of Marriag 90 Ye e

Rodger & Hilda Ireland will be celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary on the weekend of the 28th of August, 2011. Both Rodger & Hilda were born in 1921; met and were married in Grande Prairie on August 27th,1941where they lived for forty-two years and raised four children. In 1983 they retired to Balfour, BC where they continue to lead an active community life. Their growing family now includes six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Family members reside in BC, Alberta, and the US. A celebration of this significant achievement will take place at a family residence in Claresholm, AB.

Chahko Mika Mall Maintenance position available 30-40hr/week. Applicant must be available to work shifts (days, afternoon & weekends). Cleaning & maintaining all common areas of the shopping center, inside & out, all seasons. Please apply in person with resume to the Administration Office, 1150 Lakeside Drive, Nelson BC

Part Time Office person wanted. Apply at the Front Desk of the New Grand Hotel with resume. WANTED: Part time/full time line cook & prep cook needed in local, high pace restaurant. Line Cook Experience required. Prep Cook - Willing to train in house. Start immediately, long term ideal. Please mail resume and cover letter to 1373 Baker St. Nelson B.C. V1L 4H6 or Email us at:

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

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

Career Opportunities

Dry Bulk Owner Operators Required for work in Fort St. John. Excellent revenue up to $50,000/month! Call Ron: 1-250-263-1682 or E-mail Resume:

Bring the family! Sizzling Summe Spcials at Florida’s Best Beach! New Smyrna Beach, FL. See it all t: or call 1-800-214-0166 Okanagan Wine Tour September 30th - October 2nd Call Glacier Travel @ 250-352-2200 to book

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Nelson Reflections is seeking an experienced synchronized head swim coach for the 2011/12 season email resume to: before August 29th.

David Micheal Melenius passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, August 13, 2011. David was predeceased by his wife Mary and son Wendell. He is survived by his two sons Albert and John; daughter Mary Ann Brezden (Walter); grandsons Micheal, Mathew and David (Denae) Melenius ; granddaughters Maive and Jaynee Melenius; greatgrandchildren Maya and Owen Melenius. In lieu of Àowers, donations may be made to The Canadian Diabetes Society. Arrangements entrusted to Castlegar Funeral Chapel.

PART TIME RETAIL SERVICE SPECIALIST The Vancouver Division Retail Audit Services Department has an opening for a Retail Services Specialist - Part time to cover the Nelson/Trail and Castlegar area (approx 6 hours per month with reimbursement for kilometers driven). The following are preferred or desired unless specifically stated: • High School Diploma or equivalent. • 1-5 years retail experience; well versed in retail operations. • High degree of initiative with strong planning and organizational skills. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Good interpersonal skills and a customer service oriented attitude. • Produces quality work; completes assignments in a timely manner with little or no follow-up. • Self-motivated and works with minimum supervision. Must be able to work independently. • Able to handle multiple tasks and priorities in a fast paced environment. • Capability to adapt to the changing needs of the company. • Able to make good, sound decisions recognizing problems and taking appropriate steps to resolve. • Energetic, enthusiastic and assertive. • Working knowledge of the Internet and Microsoft Office. • Hours vary- three evenings per month. • Automobile and valid driver’s license are essential. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Random store audits using a handheld scanning device. • Downloading information from handheld scanning device into a corporate database for reporting purposes. • Provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers. • Review store departments and other operational compliance. • Provide details and/or specific information on a particular report as it relates to company programs. • Responsible for accessing web site for educational purposes, testing, and reviewing training material. • Adapts appropriately to various situations, coping with adverse or unusual circumstances. • Requires travel between Trail/Castlegar and Nelson three evenings per month. • Other duties as assigned. Please submit a resumé to the email address listed below:

Canada Safeway Limited Attn: Kirsten Milne - Manager of Retail Audit Services E-mail: While we appreciate your interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Trades, Technical

Retallack Lodge is looking to hire seasonal tail guide, with Level 3/Wilderness First Aid, Avalanche CAA1. 5 years of experience in the ski industry, multilingual, & good public relations. $125/day. 40h/week. Send resume & cover letter to

Medical/Dental RECREATION / REHABILITATION AIDES AdvoCare is currently recruiting a Temporary Position Recreation Aide as well as casuals at our care home in Nelson. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 2 yrs. exp. as a Rec. Aide with a clear CRC. Certificate from a recognized Recreation / Rehab Program required. For more information contact: Vivian Kingdon @ Mountain Lake Seniors Community (1)-(250) 352-2600 ext. 113 To apply please e-mail resume and cover letter Vivian.kingdon@ or fax (1)-(250)-352-0056

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

Trades, Technical

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

• Millwrights • Electricians • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Filers to join our lumber manufacturing facility in Castlegar, BC. The skilled individuals must be self motivated, able to work on their own and in a team enviro. Preference will be given to those with a Journeyman and Level 3 First Aid ticket, but we will also consider individuals with several yrs. of industrial experience. Applicants must be flexible w/shift scheduling and trade lines. Interfor offers Competitive Wage & Benefits Packages as outlined in the USW Southern Interior Master Agreement. Interested candidates are invited to submit resumes by Mail, Fax, or E-mail to : PO Box 3728, Castlegar BC, V1N-3W4 Fax #: (1)-(604)-422-3252 E-mail: taumi.cleaver@ Please Submit your application by Sept. 16th 2011


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

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Home Care

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

2005 F550 Ford 12’ deck 3ton,new sideracks, tool boxs,tilt,g.rubber V10auto 167,000km $22,500.00 2007 10’ Southland end dump tandem trailer 7000lb,new 1000CCA battery $6,700.00 1989 Southwind 30’ motor home VG cond. $13,000.00 1994 GMC underground spinkler system supply van with supplies, older 125 CFM Joy compressor, Case Davis Mini Sneaker vibratory plow $10,000.00 2002 Bobcat MT50 walk-behind w/implements$25,450.00 separate or package deal 250-402-9027, 250-428-7245

Mobile Homes & Parks

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

Pets & Livestock

Equestrian The incredible miniature horse. Super pets or outstanding show prospects. Child safe at fantastic prices. 5 minutes from IPE Armstrong 250-5469323 or 250-308-2746.

CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Feed & Hay Alfalfa, alfalfa mix or straight grass (small square bales) in Lister. Call Jay or Trish at 250428-9755 HAY: Alfalfa/Timothy 1st cut. Sm. 60lb. square bales. $4.50/bale p/u. Creston. David 250-428-5609. Cell 780-5541282

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

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

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

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

Mortgages Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181

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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent NELSON: DOWNTOWN NEW 2bdrm apartment avail. Sept 1. New cabinets, new floors, w/d, dw/f/s. $1200/mo + utilities. Contact Ross at 250.354.3384

Duplex / 4 Plex NELSON: Uphill Sunny 2 bdrm wood floors, gas f/p, yard. NS/NP $1000/mo + Util Avail. Sep 1st 250-505-2103



Waterfront, Bonaventure Park #34. 3 bdrm, 2 bath & shed. Million dollar views without million dollar price tags! Call Lil 250-825-3476 or 250-509-0538. Open houses for two weeks: July 30th & 31st, 2-4pm Aug 6th & 7th, 2-4pm

House sitting provided by responsible, working, family of 3 in Nelson area. 505-7752

Garage Sales 1305 Selby St. Household items, home decor, furniture, kids elec. games, DVD’s etc. Sat. Aug. 27th, 8am - 2pm. 902 Gore St. Sat. Aug.27th. GIANT GARAGE SALE. Too many items to list! 8am - 2pm. Multi Family Garage Sale! 308 Observatory St. Sat Aug 27th 9am-5pm, Jewellery supplies, stones, centrifugal casting equipment, kids stuff, canoe. No early birds, please! SALMO: Multi-Family Sale #28 4th Street ~ 9am start. Mostly Kid Stuff (clothes & toys) Something for Everyone!

1981, 14X70, 12x20 Addition, 3 Bdrm, #12–217 Zacks Rd, Nakusp. Can be moved, $35,000 OBO, 250-265-9930

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EXPERIENCED RECEPTIONIST Recently expanded dental office seeking a f/t highly focused, detail-oriented receptionist. Professionalism, thoroughness & friendliness are paramount. Please send resumes to: 250-352-5503 (f) or email:

GREAT CAREER OPPORTUNITY FULL-TIME LEGAL SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST required for growing Cranbrook law firm • Experience in civil litigation, corporate law, conveyancing an asset • Must be able to multi-task and adapt to changing demands • Must be organized and have good interpersonal skills • Must have a working knowledge of Windows 7, Word and Excel and be capable of learning other software Please submit detailed resume with references to: Rella & Paolini 2nd Floor, 6 – 10 Avenue South Cranbrook, BC V1C 2M8 Marked “Private & ConÀdential” Attention: T. Gibson or e-mail to: By no later than September 9, 2011.

Long-Time Kootenay resident available for long term housesitting in Nelson. Up to date criminal record check & bondable. Please contact Phil: email: phone: 250-777-1169


Beautiful, green, private, 3bdrm, 1.5 bath home in Blewitt, 15 min from Nelson. Open living space, lg kitchen with island. W/D, DW, wood stove, pets negotiable. $1250 + utilities. 250-226-7050 Proctor, New, 2 bdrm, 1 acre, private. $1100/mo. 354-8510

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HOUSE for Rent; Close to town, 1km over orange bridge on waterfront. 2 bdrm main; 2 bdrm up; new kitchen. Avail Oct 1st. Long term lease avail. Ref req’d. $1500/mo + util. 250-352-3315 or 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 250 Victoria St. Mountain Waters Wellness building. Quiet, well-lit suite, avail Sept. 1. 200 sq. ft. Rent is $375/mo. incl. utilities. Call Richard 509-0553 DESIRABLE OFFICE space for rent: 406 sq ft w/ skylights, avail immed, 700 sq ft store front w/ washrooms and storage area, avail immed, 406 sq ft, lower level w/ window, avail Sept. 1. Front Street Emporium. 601 Front St., Nelson. For more info call Gord at 250304-4554 or preferably email:

Small Ads work! Rooms for Rent Roomate wanted. 6 mile, must love dogs, seniors welcome, access to whole home, drivers licence appreciated. $300/mo. 250-825-4569.

Suites, Lower BACHELOR SUITE avail. now. semi-furnished, own ent., quiet street lower Rosemont. NS/NP, $650 hydro incld’d. Call (250)354-3994. FULLY furnished suite for rent in Uphill. Suite has full bathroom, beautiful view and access to washer/dryer. Rent $ 1,000 per month all utilities included. Contact Bill at 3522088 (Mon-Fri 8-5) UPHILL, NELSON. Bright, clean 1-bdrm suite. NS/NP. Ref’s req’d. $675. uitls incld. (250)352-0663.

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

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

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

2005 Honda Odyssey EX van, very clean, leather, sunroof, great condition, 135000 km. $17,500. 250-5055460. Ralph/Hannah



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

BOATHOUSE & BOAT $39,500 incl. 2009 Sea Ray 185 Sport (only 50 hrs on boat), trailer, + boathouse in Nelson. 354-4779/825-4666

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

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Legal Notices Would STEPHEN SMITH formerly of 2035 Boucherie Road, Kelowna, or anyone knowing his whereabouts, contact Wayne MacGregor at 866-549-2727 for an urgent message.

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Vallican Whole 40th Birthday Party Begins Tonight

Locavores’ feast heart of celebration SUBMITTED

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People are coming from far and near to the Vallican Whole Community Centre in the Slocan Valley to celebrate its 40th birthday with a threeday party this weekend. Tonight is the return of the renowned Cafe Voltaire, featuring spoken word, jazz, and wine and cheese. Saturday afternoon is full of music and art, including a bus-painting party and an arts and crafts fair, and then comes the Locavores’ Feast. Originally known as the 100 Mile Potluck, the Locavores’ Feast has become a well-loved Valley tradition. “Everyone brings great big bowls of home-grown, home-made food and shares a scrumptious meal with their neighbours and friends, old and new. It’s the best celebration of community and abundance anyone could imagine!” says co-organizer Tamara Smith. Because people who used to live here will be coming back to the Valley for this event, organizers have agreed to lay on extra food, including Tarzwell Farms’ and veggie burgers, so visitors can buy a meal for $15 if they have no

Margaret Sandner July 9, 1954 - August 15, 2011

This VW bus will be painted with artwork as part of the party this weekend.

way to prepare a potluck contribution. “We know we can count on our Valley gardeners to share their harvest and make sure our visitors get salads and veggies with their meat!” says Feast coordinator Delaine Hird. After the Feast, Corky Evans will take the stage to auction off an array of spectacular art and a couple of unique items, one of which is a sailing tour of Slocan Lake. Then comes the rock’n’roll dance, featuring Brain Child. These people deliver the boogie-your-socks-off kind of music that has always been a big hit

at the Vallican Whole. Sunday is a family day, with games and activities, a kids’ concert with Bing Jensen and Jeanetti Spaghetti, and a great big birthday cake. The day and the event winds up with the beautiful harmonies of Toinya (Fominoff) Sammartino and Netta Zeberoff. This event is a fundraiser for the Vallican Whole. Admission is mostly by donation. Weekend passes and dance tickets are on sale at Otter Books, Jennie’s Gardens, and online at, where you can find out more about this fabulous weekend.

Waldorf School expands SUBMITTED

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The Nelson Waldorf School is excited to announce the expansion of two programs. The early childhood program is now offering both full day and half day Kindergarten. Bev Barcham, school administrator, commented, “It is fulfilling to see these programs growing in these economically challenging times.” The second expansion is for

a full Grade 5 program. Previously this age group had been part of combined classes, but now student numbers have increased and the community welcomes the establishment of a separate class. Donna Switzer, this year’s Grade 8 teacher, said, “Several factors came together: There were more Grade 5 student applications and an experienced, dynamic Waldorf teacher moved back to Nelson.”

Debora Oese-Lloyd, the new Grade 5 teacher, has been a member of the International Waldorf School Community for over 25 years. Her lifelong advocacy for Waldorf Education comes from a deep appreciation of the rich, well-rounded curriculum that supports the unfolding of children’s gifts. We welcome inquiries regarding these new classes. Call 250-352-6919 or email

Kootenay Lake Levels August 24, 2011 For the benefit of Kootenay Lake area residents, the following lake levels are provided by FortisBC as a public service. Queen’s Bay:

Present level: 1744.68 ft 7 day forecast: Down 6 to 8 inches. 2011 peak: 1751.71 ft./2010 peak: 1748.68 ft.


Present level: 1743.90 ft. 7 day forecast: Down 6 to 8 inches.

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

Margaret was born in Surrey, BC to Joseph and Anne Labash. In her teen years she moved to Grand Forks, BC with her parents. Margaret was actively involved with Grand Forks Special Olympics. After her parents passed away, Margaret met Allan, her tall dark handsome prince who swept her off her feet. They were married in 1991 and she proudly became Mrs. Sandner. In 2005 when her health started to decline, Margaret was moved to West Houston Home in Nelson. She loved to write, read, and listen to 50’s and 60’s rock and roll. Margaret cherished her one on one time with favourite staff, especially to go to Dairy Queen for a chocolate sundae. A celebration of life will be held at West Houston Home, 535 West Houston Street, August 31st at 2pm.

Gerald Walter “Gerry” Koehle It is with deep sadness his family announces the sudden passing of our beloved Gerry Koehle on August 13, 2011 in Kelowna, BC after a brief but valiant fight with cancer. Gerry was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on February 9, 1934 and moved with his family to Trail, BC where they resided until 1944, when the family moved to Nelson. Gerry was proud of his hockey career as a goalie. He played junior hockey for the Lethbridge Native Sons, as well as playing for the Hibbing Flyers in Hibbing, Minnesota. Later in his career he played for various teams including Nelson, Trail, Spokane and Rossland ending his career with the Nelson Maple Leafs. The Nelson Maple Leafs went on to win the Savage cup with Gerry in goal and Gerry also attained the W.I.H.L most valuable goalie award. Gerry met Jeannine Couture on a blind date in 1966 and they were married shortly thereafter. Together they built a house in Nelson where he resided until his passing. They had three daughters, Monique, Nadine and Yvette. Gerry loved his work as a sheet metal worker and put pride and patience into everything he made. He joined his father and brother at Koehle & Son Sheet Metal and Heating, which Gerry continued to run until his retirement in 2002, putting in 45 years with the business. Outside of work Gerry had a passion for sports and the outdoors including curling as well as golfing which he continued up until two weeks before his passing. He loved to spend time at his cabin at Queen’s Bay, floating in the water, throwing rocks with the grandchildren and playing cards with “The Wilsons”. This truly was his favorite place to be. Gerry could also be found making his way around town walking his beloved dog Bridgette, stopping for conversation and dog biscuits along the way. Predeceased by his brother Red, sister-in-law Gene, parents Fred and Lena and a sister in infancy Ruth. He will be forever remembered by his loving wife Jeannine, daughters Monique (Wayne), Nadine (Brian) and Yvette (Peter) together with his “little stars”, his grandchildren – Nathan and Nicholas Tonogai, Adam and Sam Ross, Kaylee and Cole Shukin and of course his little dog Bridgette. He will also be remembered by his two brothers Fritz (Dolly) and Bob (Rosina) Koehle along with multiple nieces and nephews. A celebration of Gerry’s life will take place on Saturday September 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethel Christian Center – 623 Gordon Rd. Nelson, BC with reception to follow at The New Grand Hotel – 616 Vernon St. Nelson BC. In lieu of flowers family and friends may make donations to the SPCA Nelson Branch 520C Falls St., Nelson, BC V1L 6B5 as Gerry was always an animal lover, or charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Online condolences may be expressed at


Friday, August 26, 2011 Nelson Star


Double launch at the library

Churches of Nelson Ordinary

Nelson Seventh-day Adventist Church

By Rev. Scott Simpson First Baptist Church

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

When I was a kid I wanted to be the Green Lantern. He wasn’t the most prominent member of the Justice League but my friends had already laid claim to Superman, Batman and Flash – and Wonder Woman wasn’t really an option. As kids we learn early on that the ‘heroes’ of our culture are the strong, the mighty, the super-human. And we long to be like them, perhaps as a way of overcoming our own weaknesses and sense of insigniďŹ cance. Often, our hero complex continues into adulthood where we can become dissatisďŹ ed with our plain old jobs and feel insigniďŹ cant in our ordinary lives. It doesn’t help that the history of our world is often presented as the biography First of great men thus feeding Baptist the notion that ‘plain folk’ are Church simply pawns in the schemes 611 Fifth Street 250-352-3212 of giants. Worship Service: 10:00 am Is it possible that this yearning for something grand Pastor: Rev. Scott Simpson and spectacular and heroic may Day camp Aug 15-19 for grades 1-5 cost: $50 in fact be counterproductive to our quest for true humanity and authentic community? Jean Vanier, in his plainly titled book, ‘Community and Growth’ oers another Nelson Community Church approach. He recognizes that, “All of us have a secret desire to be seen as saints, heroes, martyrsâ€?, and the problem is, “we are afraid to be children, Everyone is Welcome to be ourselvesâ€?. Your Pastors: When it comes to forming Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows authentic community, Vanier (New to Nelson) suggests, “A community is only being 250 551 4986 601 Vernon Street (Middle Level) created when its members accept that they are not going to achieve great things, that A Friendly Bible they are not going to be heroes, Centre Church but simply live each day with new hope, like children, in You are invited to join us Sunday Mornings at 10:00am. wonderment as the sun rises and in thanksgiving as it sets.â€? “Introduction to 1 Corinthiansâ€? God’s most extraordinary act was that, in Jesus, divinity 623 Gordon Rd. Nelson BC V1L 5X6 became ordinary – yes Joan Phone 250-352-9322 • Pastor Rev. Ken H. Keber Osborne, God became ‘One Refreshments are served after the service of Us’. And in the incarnation, (AfďŹ liated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada) God provides a pattern to follow. It is in our humility and vulnerability and weakness that the grace of God is revealed and our humanity is discovered. Again from Vanier, “Love doesn’t mean Loving Jesus, Loving People, doing extraordinary or heroic Transforming Lives things. It means knowing how • to do ordinary things with 702 Stanley St. • 352.9613 tenderness.â€? Summer schedule: one service This past week, Canadians on Sundays at 9:30 am lost an ‘ordinary’ man in Jack Pastor Arden Gustafson Layton. Of the many good Pastor Chris Wiens things that have been said about him, perhaps the highest • compliment is that he had a 7741 Upper Balfour Rd. • 229.2301 capacity for the ordinary. Sundays at 9:30 am So, I guess I can put away my Pastor Jason Ashley black tights and magic ring at least for now! As Jesus • said, “unless you change and 2840 Eden Rd. • 359.5065 become like little children, you Sundays at 10:00 am will never enter the kingdom Pastor Jesse Lerch of heavenâ€?.

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Ernest Hekkanen SUBMITTED

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Canadian novelist and playwright Bill Gaston has dubbed Nelson’s Ernest Hekkanen — author of no less than 43 books of fiction, poetry, plays, essays, and literary criticism — Canadian literature’s “most resolute maverick.� On Tuesday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m. the Nelson Public Library offers a chance experience our own literary maverick as he launches numbers 42 and 43 of his considerable oeuvre. Wintering Over: Poems Strewn on Snow goes deep into the wintry drifts of the author’s inner reflections, contemplations, and personal demons, the kind of musings born of a long cold night and rendered poetic with humanity, insight, a little surreality and occasional humour. All Night Gas Bar, and Ten Story Autopsies is a collection of short stories with a twist. Originally penned in the 1970s shortly after Hekkanen arrived in Canada, these stories were unearthed from an archival box in that serendipitous way we find things while trying to clean out. What makes this collection of short stories different are the “autopsies,� preambles that examine, in retrospect, the circumstances that gave rise to each tale. It’s an unusual window into a writer’s literary process, in this case seen with the unique perspective of a 40-year lens. Editor-in-chief of the literary journal The New Orphic Review in addition to his own writing projects, Hekkanen is a formidable force. According to BC Bookworld editor Alan Twigg’s website at, “Seriously comic, fabulist, theatrical, iconoclastic and shrewd, Ernest Hekkanen is a literary outsider by temperament and necessity but probably not by choice. He has done too much, too well, too fast, too independently, too far away from Ontario, to be fashionable.� Nelson is certainly far from Ontario, and Hekkanen is far from ordinary, and both could be said to be good things. This double book launch celebrates the work of Nelson’s most prolific author.

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Sunday Worship Service at 11:00 am



Playmor Junction-

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

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

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

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

Heritage Service St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral at Silica & Ward Streets Sunday August 28 at 10:30 am Using the 1962 Book of Common Prayer and ancient hymns

Also celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible

OfďŹ ce: 8am - 1pm Tue - Fri


Unity Centre of the Kootenays Sunday 11:00 am Lahana Gray “The Oneness Movement� 905 Gordon Rd (IHA Bldg., back door)


CATHEDRAL OF MARY IMMACULATE 813 Ward Street 352-7131 Sunday Mass Times: t4BUVSEBZQN t4VOEBZBN BOEBN Parish office open weekday mornings.

Nelson United Church Nelson United Church

Minister: David Boyd Sunday Worship Gathering: 10:00 am

Joint Needs Assessment Committee Discussion and Light Lunch Following the Service

All are welcome Nursery Room Available Children’s Quiet Play Space 602 Silica Street, Nelson BC V1L 4N1 Ph: 250.352.2822 •

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Are you a teenager looking for something different in your school year? Then Gateways might be for you. Youth who are 13 to 15 years old, interested in life, the outdoors, and choice in their curriculum are perfect for this program. This summer, community members are being asked two questions: What’s your passion? Want to share it with youth? From there, proposals for

one, two, or three week workshops will be submitted, reviewed by Gateways youth, and then 20 to 30 of these will be selected by the youth to make up their school year. The Gateways learning circle group meets four mornings per week from September to the end of May. Maybe there are people in the community who love to DJ, dance, build treehouses, fix cars, do art, grow things, climb mountains, travel, sing, play with numbers, act, philosophize, or write novels? Imagine that these people will

be your mentors, sharing these passions with you! In addition, Gateways youth will: l Participate in three outdoor trips across BC this year. l Choose and complete a year-long independent project of their choice, with a mentor. l Participate in peace, social justice, social economics, and service initiatives in the community. Interested? Hope so! For more information please contact

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SUMMER YOGA WITH JENNA Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-12:30 625 Front Street, Nelson Tuesdays 5:30pm Pass Creek Hall All levels welcome Drop in $11-$15 sliding scale P.P. $50

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408 Second St.

Saturday Aug. 27th, 8am - 12 noon


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Multi-Family! Bar stools, patio table with umbrella, kitchen table, radiant heater & lots more!

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1774 ridgewood rd 5-mile Saturday Aug. 27th, 8am-12noon

Multi-Family Garage Sale Mostly kids stuff, clothes & toys. Something for everyone!

1423 park st

Saturday Aug. 27th, 9am start


Couch, household items, tools, vintage clothing (costumes)! Lots of good stuff!

Multi-Family, moving & downsizing. Furniture, household items, collectables, tools & more!


GARAGE SALE 3310 bedford rd (Blewett) Saturday Aug. 27th, 7am-2:30pm


Chairs, clothes, craft supplies, upholstery fabric, large antique desk, & more!







BowÅex, beds, dresser, strollers, baby items, toys & household items!

GARAGE SALE 506 Gore st

Saturday Aug. 27th, 9am-3pm sunday aug. 28th, 9am-4pm-ish


Random household items, dressers, stand-up bookshelves, & more!

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North of Winlaw

(Hwy 6)

Sat/Sun Aug. 27th/28th, 7am - 3pm


Antiques, collectables + wood & metal shop tools, household farm & garden items.


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Phase II Renovations

Light streams back into Civic Arena GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

A series of concourse windows at the rear of the Civic Centre arena are finally seeing the light of day again. Bill McDonnell of the Nelson Regional Sports Council says the seven windows on the building’s north side, facing the

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McDonnell opened the arena so Games participants could see the recent upgrades. “People who played here previously came over along with teammates that had never been in the rink,” he says. “They were quite impressed.” The Games brought back former residents who played here, including Hugh Bill McDonnell of the Nelson Regional Sports Council says a series of Hooker and memrecently refurbished windows in the Civic arena have had a “dramatic bers of the Severyn effect.” It’s just one of many recent improvements. Greg Nesteroff photo family. Even some locals got their first community complex only in restoring an on the north conlook at the renos, parking lot, were part historical feature, but course to allow for which were unveiled of the original 1935 allowing “a great deal better traffic flow and as part of the Civic’s design. of natural light into provide a viewing 75th anniversary However, at some the arena and provid- area at the back of celebration last Nopoint they were ing a wonderful view the press box, which vember. boarded up — probacross the lake to the will host new muPhase one includably because errant North Shore.” seum displays. ed painting the east baseballs from the It’s just one of New railings have wall, installing new then-adjacent Civic several improvealso been installed glass and boards, and field posed a risk of ments this summer and additional lightcreating the initial smashing them. in the second phase ing put in to enhance museum display With the help of of improvements to the exhibits. areas. some grants, the the old rink, which Most of the work The majority of the windows have been the sports council is was completed in memorabilia to date re-glazed while respearheading. time for the BC is hockey-related, taining their original Others include Seniors Games last although there is also sashes. McDonnell painting the west week. Originally, the a display on figure says it has had a wall, which runs Civic was going to be skating, and McDon“dramatic effect on parallel to Hall Street, a hockey venue, but it nell is adding old the building,” not and removing seats wasn’t required. Still, lacrosse items.

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Volunteers played an important role during last week’s BC Summer Games. The first aid team, seen here at the dragon boat races at Lakeside Park, was ready for any health problems.

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Sports Man in Motion 25th Anniversary Relay

250.352.7861 2124 Ymir Road

Nelson set to host Rick Hansen tour


Nelson Star Reporter

A cross-country journey to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion World tour will stop in Nelson for three days next spring. The nine-month, 12,000 km relay, which set off from Cape Spear, Nfld. on Wednesday, will retrace Hansen’s original tour to raise money for spinal cord injury research and is expected to involve 7,000 Canadians and 600 communities. Nelson Regional Sports Council executive director Kim Palfenier says Hansen’s entourage will arrive here on April 19 from Creston via the Kootenay Lake ferry. A committee has been struck and an event is being planned that day at the community complex. Rather than carry a torch, relay participants will wear a silver medal crafted by the Royal Canadian Mint. “All the carriers on foot or wheeling or whatever they’re doing will be wearing that medal,” Palfenier says. (Medal-bearers

also get to keep a replica.) Each participant will cover a 250 metre stretch. As the host end-of-day city, the local committee gets to choose who will do the final leg and bring the medal into the complex. Palfenier says unlike the Olympics, where relay participants were assigned legs that weren’t necessarily close to home, in this event “you actually request the town you want to be in.” The route will cross the orange bridge, come into downtown along Front Street, go up to Baker, down Ward, and then along Lake Street to the community complex — leaving plenty of opportunities for prospective participants. Apply online at by December 28. Medal bearers must be at least 13 and available for up to three hours on the day the relay passes through. Palfenier says Nelson is an unusual site, because the tour will actually be here for three days. The relay and event at the complex will be on a Thursday, to be fol-

Rick Hansen encourages Jacob Manning during the opening segment of the 25th anniversary relay at Cape Spear, Nfld. this week. Courtesy

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The Hero In You® education program offers a series of FREE curriculum-linked lesson plans (grades 4-7) aimed to motivate children to find the champion within themselves. In addition, teachers can request a FREE classroom presentation delivered in-person by a Hall of Fame athlete!

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:


Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814

Solid 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on a very private 2 acre property at Thrums. There is a stone fireplace in the livingroom and a woodstove in the basement. Attached single carport and a detached double garage/workshop. The yard is very beautiful with lots of lawn, huge garden, greenhouse and numerous fruit and nut trees. Community water licensed for domestic and irrigation use.

Call Wayne




Robert Goertz 250.354.8500

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

Call Robert


Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584

This 2 bdrm, 1 bath home has had many recent improvements and is still being offered at an entry level price. It is situated on a private corner lot with an established yard and numerous old varieties of shrubs, trees and bushes. This is a great chance to get into an affordable home without the worry of costly repairs.

Call Norm or Lev

Belle These two young dudes are starting to get impatient – they are 14 weeks old, neutered, vaccinated and tattooed, and ready to roll with their new lives! You won’t find friendlier, funnier kittens than these guys. Will make great family pets.

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Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443




James Loeppky 250.509.0804


This quaint 2 bed, 2 bath home sits on a massive corner lot with heritage fruit trees and a mature hedge encompassing the property for added privacy. The inside layout offers a functional floor plan simple in its design yet adequate for a small family. Within walking distance to parks, schools and shops, this is a must-see.

Call Lev or Norm

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.

Yara Chard 250.354.3382



ATTENTION INVESTORS! This low maintenance modern construction home with basement in-law suite currently rents for $1,900.00/ month. An easy kitchen installation on the upper floor could add another suite. Adjacent to the Kootenay Lake Hospital, this home could have multiple short or long term rental possibilities. The main floor and basement have wheelchair access. 4 bdrms, 3 full baths and 2 kitchens plus ample storage and R-4 zoning make this a solid investment opportunity.

This beautiful green-eyed 3-year old Torti has been waiting for a home for over a year! Ally wants to be an only cat in a quiet adultonly household. She is nicely independent, but loves company and good conversation. Visit her Facebook page: “Miss Ally Golightly”. Hard to believe that this young very friendly cat was found inside a taped box with her 5 kittens! All are doing well, the kittens are adopted, and now Belle would like a family of her own. She has been spayed and vaccinated, and is waiting for your visit!



She’s a classic Border Collie, with a bit of Rotti thrown in to soften the edge. Sophie is 14 weeks old, very smart, with lots of energy. She will do well in an active family, with an older dog to play with Sophie, a fenced yard and lots of room to run.

The adorable pups are just 7 weeks old, and will be ready for adoption come Labour Day. They are a Shepherd – Retriever – Staffy cross. There are 3 females and 4 males. Call the foster home to visit: 250-352-2008.


Attention Teachers:




life in their shoes

lowed the next day by school presentations. Saturday is scheduled as an off day, but Palfenier says organizers have indicated if the committee wants to do something else, “they would oblige.” The tour departs on the Sunday for Castlegar and Rossland.

We Love Your Pets & They love Us!

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

Call Yara or visit

KAAP Pet Adoption Clinic is at TOTAL PET in Castlegar this Saturday, August 27, from 1-4 pm. Check KAAP’s Facebook page for the pets who will be there; a great chance to meet all the kittens and some of the puppies, and do your pet supplies shopping!

Friday, August 26, 2011 Nelson Star



August 26, 2011 COUNCIL STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS UPDATE Railtown District improvements

CDC bridges culture and

Work is already underway on implementing some heritage of the recommendations of the Downtown and Nelson Cultural Development Commission has Waterfront Master Plan, which was accepted by also been working closely with Nelson Hydro Council in July. The plan recognizes the and Touchstones Nelson to wrap the new historical importance of the railroad in Nelson by downtown hydro boxes with historic photos of renaming the lower Baker Street area “Railtown”. Nelson. Watch for these new markers of Nelson’s The CP Stationhouse restoration will be a centre heritage, coming this fall. piece of the revitalization for this part of downtown. Baker Street will be linked to Lakeside Drive alongside a new greenbelt created along Cottonwood Creek. The City’s Cultural Development Commission is currently working closely with the Public Works Department to coordinate improvements to the Railtown District. Provincial grant funds received through the LocalMotion program are being be used to install sidewalks, curbing and heritage light standards at the four-way stop at the foot of Baker Street. An independent jury selected by the CDC is reviewing proposals from local The City of Nelson and the CDC worked with local organizations, artists interested in designing and installing including the Nelson and District Credit Union, Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership, the Chamber of Commerce, Nelson’s Destination the railing on the Baker Street Bridge. Marketing Organization and the building owners to install this photo of Watch for news of this announcement, a historic Baker Street scene in front of the heritage building that was coming soon! destroyed by fire in July, 2010.

Downtown electrical upgrades The civil works associated with the downtown electrical upgrades project are for the most part complete. The only exception is some smaller clean up work, which was passed over as the major sections of the project progressed through. On August 9th, Powerline Contractors-PEI/Henkels & McCoy started working on the installation of the underground system network cables and conductors, padmount transformers and associated terminations. This work is expected to take 6-8 weeks. At that point selective portions of the old system will be transferred to the new system. For more information, including the construction schedule, please go to the City’s website at

CITY BULLETIN BOARD Back to school safety The Nelson Police Department would like to remind drivers and pedestrians to be extra careful on the roads at the start of the new school year. Drivers, be on the lookout for pedestrians and remember to yield – it’s the law! Students, be sure to cross at designated crosswalks and put away your cell phone and any other devices while crossing the street. You can find a complete list of Back to School safety tips on our website at

Fall fire safety Nelson Fire Rescue has put together a list of top home fire prevention tips for fall. As the weather cools and we all spend more time indoors, take the time to review basic fire safety with the members of your household. This month’s tips can be found at You can also go to our Fire Safety page at for detailed information, updates and videos.

Recycling changes to the blue bag program The RDCK has changed which types of plastics can be put in the blue bags – they now accept food grade plastics with a 1 to 7 in the mobius loop. Also, plastic grocery bags can now be put into blue bags. More information can be found at

Boulevard tidiness The City of Nelson thanks all residents for their assistance with keeping City boulevards maintained and tidy. Beautiful, green boulevards add a lot of charm and character to the streets as well as being a natural ground stabilizer.

LightRecycle for CFLs

SEASONAL UPDATES Labour Day holiday City Hall, Nelson Hydro, the Operations Department and the Nelson Public Library will all be closed on Monday, September 5, 2011 for Labour Day. For Operations emergency service, please call (250) 352-3103. For Hydro outage information, call 1-877-324-9376 (1-877-32 HYDRO)

Nelson Hydro customers can recycle their used compact fluorescent lights (CFL) at the following recycling depot locations in Nelson: Home Hardware Building Centre, 101 McDonald Drive Hipperson Hardware, 395 Baker Street. For frequently asked questions and more information about LightRecycle, go to the City of Nelson website at

New logo for the Library The Nelson Public Library’s new logo does more than signal a name change. It reflects the changing landscape of libraries and our community with its interchangeable message: discover; connect; imagine. Library staff worked with a graphic designer to ensure that our logo would express friendliness and accessibility, as well as the broad range of opportunities now available through libraries as a vital resource and social and informational hub.

There will be no transit service on Monday, September 5, 2011. Regular service will resume Tuesday, September 6, 2011. If you have any questions, please call (250) 352-8228. If Monday is your regular garbage / recycling pick up day, your garbage / recycling will be picked up on the next regular workday - Tuesday, September 6, 2011. If you have any questions, please call (250) 352-8238.

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Keep your lawn 6 cms or longer. Taller grass reduces evaporation and shades new growth. Sharpen lawnmower blades to prevent breakage, which leaves grass open to disease and heat stress.

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Library looking for feedback The Nelson Public Library is an open book when it comes to its long term plan. A draft strategic plan for the next five years is now available for public input. The plan may be accessed at or hard copies may be picked up in the library. Feedback may be received attention June Stockdale by email:; by mail: Nelson Public Library, 602 Stanley Street, Nelson, BC V1L 1N4; or dropped off in person at the Library by 6pm Friday, September 16.

Police Strategic Plan The Nelson Police Department’s Strategic Plan for 2011-2015 is now complete. This plan was developed throughout 2010 by the NPD Management Team and Police Board and was finalized in 2011. The plan is available to the public and you can find a copy at

Check out art and history The Library has partnered with Touchstones Nelson, Museum of Art and History in Nelson, and Kootenay Gallery of Art, History and Science in Castlegar to give Library members a taste of these great places—and all it takes is a Library card. Touchstones and Kootenay Gallery have provided the Library with trial passes good for three weeks that may be checked out just like a book. The pass allows the holder free access to the institutions to see art shows and historical displays.

CITY OF NELSON Mailing address: Suite 101, 310 Ward Street, Nelson, BC V1L 5S4 • Email: • Phone: (250) 352-5511 • Fax: (250) 352-2131 website:

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