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The Regional District of Central Kootenay has approved the purchase of a new Nelson transfer station site five kilometres west of the city, while leaving the door open to compensating its most affected neighbour. The purchase of the 22-acre site at the end of Insight Drive was given the go-ahead last week as part of a $3.3 million plan to move the existing transfer station off the waterfront. Staff were instructed to work with nearby property owners to “ensure issues raised during the public consultation process‌ are appropriately addressed.â€? Electronics manufacturer Pacific Insight protested the location, which will see trucks turn off the highway at their plant and go around it. They

RDCK Area F director Ron Mickel says PaciďŹ c Insight may be compensated.

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Injured climber rescued Nelson Star Staff

A climber who fell 40 feet (12 metres) down a waterfall at the Macbeth Icefield north of Kootenay Lake was evacuated by air Saturday. Local emergency responders were unable to reach the injured man, so aircraft from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron were dispatched at about 9 p.m. by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Victoria. They sent a CC115 Buffalo airplane with a crew of six and a CH-149 Cormorant helicopter, with a crew of five.

“We made it into the area under flares, which were being dropped by the Buffalo,” said Capt. Wayne Atwood, commander of the Cormorant, in a news release. “It took us a few tries to land on a steep ridge above the waterfall from which the patient had fallen. Once there, we dropped off our two search and rescue technicians and took to the air again.” The technicians hiked about 500 metres before reaching the man, who suffered “extensive” injuries in the fall. “Fortunately, the patient’s

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Continued from Page 1 look at a compensation package based on expenses they’ve incurred setting up the infrastructure we will be benefitting from,” Mickel says, pointing to the left-turn lane Pacific Insight helped pay for, which regional district trucks will use. He adds nothing has been finalized, and the details will be worked out over the next several months. The regional Rendering of new transfer station. district is also promising to work with Courtesy Studio 9 Architecture + Planning the company to resolve any traffic issues. He says the notion of compensatPacific Insight representatives ad- ing Insight was discussed before they dressed the committee this month, made an offer on the property, and and Mickel says he sensed more of a again at a recent public meeting. willingness to cooperate. “I don’t think we’re looking at huge “So they seem much more open to sums here, but I think it’s more of a the idea… I’m not naive enough to recognition of the benefits that we’re think they’re totally happy but I think going to incur,” he says. they realize we have to act in the pubMickel says as one of the area’s larglic interest.” est employers, Pacific Insight is a “very

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important constituent,” and pledged to “do everything we can to answer [their] concerns.” Approval of the purchase followed a month-long public consultation. Commonly cited concerns included traffic safety and the potential for the transfer station to attract wildlife. Still, Mickel says the process confirmed the community generally supports moving the transfer station off the waterfront. Public suggestions will be considered during the design phase of what is expected to be a much improved facility. The regional district will spend $610,000 to acquire the property from Richard and Faye Spilker, $2.5 million on capital costs to develop the site, and a further $170,000 on remediation of the existing transfer station. Pacific Insight declined comment Monday.

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ElectionsBC Releases Referendum Results

Kootenays clear on HST GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

All three Kootenay ridings voted overwhelmingly to get rid of the harmonized sales tax, according to figures released by ElectionsBC. Nelson-Creston Yes: 8,966 (63.83%) No: 5,081 (36.17%) Total: 14,047 Kootenay West Yes: 11,797 (69.62%) No: 5,148 (30.38%) Total: 16,945 Kootenay East Yes: 9,629 (60.87%) No: 6,191 (39.13%) Total: 15,820 Province wide Yes: 54.73% No: 45.27% Kootenay West actually had the fourth-highest yes vote in the province, and the highest in the interior, at 69.6 per cent, behind only three Lower Mainland ridings that each voted over 70 per cent in favour of reinstating the PST and GST. In Nelson-Creston, 63.8 per cent voted to “extinguish” the HST, while in Kootenay East — a Liberalheld riding — the yes vote was 60.9 per cent. Province wide, 54.73 per cent of the 1.6 million mailin ballots were in favour of

returning to the old tax system. Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall says she’s “not surprised and very pleased” with the outcome. Nor was she surprised by the strong anti-HST sentiment in her own riding. “I toured the constituency getting people to meet me at the mailbox, and encouraging them to vote,” she says. “When they would meet me there, that was exactly what they were telling me: that they had voted yes to get rid of the HST. The vast majority.” Mungall says when she went door-to-door reminding people to vote, the sentiment was largely the same. She now hopes that the Liberals stick to the spirit of the referendum by going back to the same PST and GST system the province used to have. As for the $1.6 billion BC will have to repay to the federal government, she says it’s “debatable and questionable.” “I think there’s a lot that has to be done before we cut a cheque. We need to negotiate with the federal government,” she says. Mungall added that while the implementation of the HST was botched, she counts the way it was repealed as a public victory. “It shows the people can make democracy work when

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MLA Michelle Mungall, seen here during a rally against the HST at the Nelson post office this summer, says she’s pleased with the outcome of the provincial referendum on Greg Nesteroff photo the tax, but not surprised.

a government is that arrogant,” she said. “Every British Columbian should be proud of their democratic process because we won the right to the referendum, we had our say, and we spoke loud and clear.” Meanwhile, the manager of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce, which supported the tax, says the HST’s defeat “seemed inevitable,” despite growing public sentiment to keep it. Tom Thomson was “disappointed but not surprised” the tax was shot down, but notes the 55 per cent who ultimately voted against keeping it was much less than early opinion polls which showed 85 per cent

of BC residents opposed. “Once information started getting out to the public more consistently, that started to change the flow, but it never got to the point where it was soundly endorsed,” he says. Thomson says many in the business community felt the HST was a progressive tax that streamlined their bureaucracy, “but the public certainly spoke.” He worries businesses will think twice about major capital investments, although the Chamber will lobby government to look at salvaging something in returning to the old tax structure.

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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.

Only weeks have passed since the 2011 Shambhala Music Festival wrapped up and already organizers have announced the dates for the 2012 festival, but with negative reviews from members of the RCMP floating around, organizers are reminding the public of the work they do to keep festival goers safe. “Shambhala has always had a mind towards public safety, and this has improved over the years as we reflect after each festival on what worked, and what can be done better,” said Zak Matieschyn, Shambhala’s harm reduction team leader. “This process has been assisted with the input of local community stakeholders including police, mental health workers, public health, emergency room staff, health educators, youth workers, and social support workers,” he said. In the August 17 edition of the Star, RCMP sergeants Fred Mansveld and Derrick Donovan spoke out about the dark side of Shambhala. “I’ve worked a lot of places throughout BC where there were similar activities and things got better each year, but I don’t foresee that happening with this event,” said Donovan who works with West Kootenay Traffic Services. “We’ve seen from our focus that things have gotten worse. We’ve been very fortunate, I believe, that there haven’t been more fatalities and serious injuries as a result.” But Shambhala organizers and staff feel they are working hard to make sure festival goers are kept safe on site and as they leave after the festival. “I believe that one of the biggest misconceptions about this festival is that it is a drugfuelled party that is out of control,” said the festival’s public safety officer Barry Wilding. “I have worked in the security industry for more than 15 years providing security services for concerts, music festivals and large-scale events, and Shambhala is something that I, as well as many of my associates, look forward to every year. “Taking into consideration that for close to one week we have the population of a small town, on a per capita basis

Shambhala says they have strict safety protocols in place.

Shambhala has one of the lowest incident rates of any major festival I have been involved in,” he added. Mansveld was concerned about drug overdoses and the use of an “overdose tent” at the festival, but staff said there is no such thing.

“I believe that one of the biggest misconceptions about this festival is that it is a drug-fuelled party that is out of control.” Barry Wilding Shambhala Public Safety Officer

Britz Gilchrist, social media director for Shambhala said the sergeants may have been confusing the Sanctuary with an “overdose tent.” The Sanctuary is in downtown Shambhala and is where people can go 24 hours a day if they need a safe quiet place to rest during the festival. “The most common reason for visits to first aid is stubbed toes and minor cuts. That’s the bulk of what we see. Number two is dehydration and heat stroke. Our medical incident rate is somewhere around .08 per cent, which is low for our population size,” said Alex Chudis, first aid coordinator. Mansveld and Donovan are concerned about the police resources needed during the festival weekend, but staff said the involvement of the public, like the RCMP, is important. “Police and security work in concert,” said Wilding. “Police roadblocks and proactive patrolling are the first line of defense and have been very effective at preventing alcohol and drugs from coming into the festival and has a direct correlation to the decrease in on-site incidents whether those be security or first aid

related. All vehicles that enter the festival grounds are subject to a search by security. Those who do not consent to a search are denied entry.” “Our policy on drug use is the same as federal law — its use is illegal. However, we all know that in spite of laws to the contrary, people will still choose to use them and engage in potentially harmful activities,” said Matieschyn. “This is where Shambhala is in alignment with many bodies including the World Health Organization and the BC provincial health authority to name a couple, as well as many eminent social and health policy scholars who feel the best way to decrease the harm associated with drug use is to offer education, non-judgmental counselling and support, and barrier free medical assistance when necessary,” he said. RCMP who are out on the road as the festival wraps up and people head home, are as concerned about fatigue as they are about impaired drivers, but staff encourage festival goers to make sure they are well rested as they hit the road to head home. “Fatigue factors in 19 per cent of fatal collisions, and 23 per cent of non-fatal collisions. And we don’t want you to be a statistic! We want all of our Shambhalovlies to get home safe,” read the festival Facebook site prior to the festival. Staff also suggested a number of ways that people protect themselves as they head onto the road such as “plan a designated driver for Monday morning. As designated driver, you commit to getting at least eight hours of sleep before departure. Schedule a departure time. This makes it much easier to follow through with step one.” Shambhala 2012 is slated to take place August 8 to 13 at the Salmo River Ranch.

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Expanded Service Begins This Fall


Regional district bolsters transit

GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Additional bus runs between Nelson and the North Shore, Blewett, and Castlegar will begin in the fall. The Regional District of Central Kootenay approved the expanded services last week, which are set to take effect November 1. Although the exact routes and schedules have yet to be finalized, regional director Ramona Faust anticipates another bus departing Nelson for Balfour at 8:30 p.m. weekdays. Currently the last North Shore bus leaves Nelson at 6:20 p.m. Although she would like to see the bus leave town as late as possible, she’s been told it has to be back in Nelson by 10 p.m. “I would love a bus [departing] after 10 so people who work at the big stores would have an opportunity to get in and out and people could also go to the Capitol Theatre and take in musical events and get home on the bus,” she says. “But according to the different shifts required from Nelson Transit, that’s not possible.” The extra run is the combined result of $12,000 set aside by the regional district in this year’s budget and the fact the City of Nelson recently cut Sunday service,

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Area E director Ramona Faust says the new service will be a use-it-or-lose-it trial run.

which frees up some driver hours. The Blewett expansion, meanwhile, is expected to see an additional three runs per day at non-peak hours, although Faust is still hoping to get a peak hour run in the morning. “Our preliminary thoughts are there will be one morning, one midday and one later in the afternoon,” she says. “We’re expecting it might go to the Carlson Road area, but that’s not definite.” Although the existing bus between Nelson and the Playmor Junction travels through Blewett upon request, Faust says this would

be a dedicated service between Nelson and Blewett. The regional district included $6,000 in this year’s budget for the extra runs. Both the Blewett and North Shore expansions will be six-month trials. “My message to constituents is we’re really on a use it or lose it with these,” Faust says. November 1 is the implementation date because that’s when a new schedule takes effect for both the Nelson and Castlegar transit systems. Faust says before then, planning also needs to be completed including con-

sulting the Ministry of Transportation on the location of new stops and ensuring they don’t encroach on private property. “It’s a big rigamarole,” she admitted. A fourth daily run is also being added between Nelson and Castlegar, which is one of the most-used routes in the regional district. It’s expected to leave Selkirk College in Castlegar at 5:37 p.m. Currently the last bus of the day goes at 4 p.m. A fourth run was implemented between Trail and Castlegar in 2010 but isn’t met by a connecting bus to Nelson.

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Pizza driver dragged by own car Nelson Star Staff

It’s the second pizza-related runaway in Nelson this month. The Nelson Police Department says on Friday, a pizza delivery woman was getting out of her vehicle on Fort Sheppard Drive, but failed to ensure it was properly parked. The car began to roll, and the open door struck the woman, knocking her to the ground. The vehicle dragged her a short distance, then ran over her leg. It slid over a bank before coming to rest on some rocks, police said. Neighbours heard her yells for help and called an ambulance. She was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The vehicle was heavily damaged.

A week earlier, a car parked on Kootenay Street rolled away and hit the patio at Leo’s Pizza. As a result, police are reminding drivers to make sure they use their parking brakes and turn their wheels to prevent the vehicle from travelling too far if it begins to roll.

Pickup and motorbike collide Police say a motorbike and a pickup truck collided Friday at the corner of Baker and Kootenay Streets. The driver of the pickup, a New Westminster resident, turned left onto Kootenay into the westbound motorcycle’s lane. The biker, from Nelson, was taken to Kootenay Lake Hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries. Total damage between the two ve-

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Nelson Star

Editorial No winners in referendum


he people have spoken and it’s with some relief that the HST debate is over. Or is it? The anti-HST side is to be congratulated on a job well done. Though not overly difficult to turn the masses against any idea of taxation, those determined to punish the Liberals for hastily subjecting this province to the HST certainly put in a solid effort. It created strange bedfellows and unimaginable allies. Though we are certainly not going to quarrel with the outcome of a democratic process, some of the tactics used by the anti-HST camp were rather strange. Over the last several months local MLA Michelle Mungall rarely missed an opportunity to transform everyday situations into ammunition against the HST. While putting together her summer wedding, Mungall talked about how difficult it was to plan her big day because of the added costs of the HST on items like buying local food. Everybody knows weddings are expensive, but to whine about dollars and cents when your taxpayer-supported annual salary is $101,859 seems disingenuous to those who are really struggling to make ends meet. We can only hope nobody filled out a ballot with Mungall’s sad tale in mind. Tactics like Mungall’s were employed all across the province as anti-HST forces preyed on easy anti-tax emotion. It turned this vote into a contest based on political gamesmanship rather than what is best for the future of British Columbia. Of course the Liberals deserve the lion’s share of the blame for this mess. They were the ones who unleashed the HST without any regard for optics. This arrogance has cost the province time and money that will never be recovered. Many are saying going back to the old system will hurt this province’s ability to stay competitive during these difficult times. If this is indeed the case, politicians on all sides need to take a hard look in the mirror. When they do, the source of any future economic misery will be sitting right in front of them. 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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‘People’s victory’ equals pain


DP leader Adrian Dix couldn’t contain his glee at the result of the harmonized sales tax referendum. He seemed positively giddy that the provincial budget will forgo $3 billion in revenue over the next few years, and clearly relishes the prospect of getting back to the legislature in October to resume his demands for more spending in every ministry of the BC government. He can start soon, standing in passionate solidarity with BC’s 40,000 public school teachers as they strike to press their demands for huge increases in salary and benefits that already exceed what most private sector workers will ever see. Bill Vander Zalm was thrilled too, beaming that famous smile as he climbed in his long black Mercedes to resume his comfortable retirement. He never expected to be able to leave the province in a mess one more time, but fate has been kind to him. He probably still believes he has helped the poor, as he claimed in his nonsensical rants against the HST. This is the “people’s victory” that Dix crowed about. BC and the rest of the country are entering a perilous time where retired people outnumber the young and pension plans, private and public, grow increasingly fragile. And in classic babyboomer style, our political response is self-centred and unrealistic. An efficient tax system that ends the advantage given to services over goods, while raising rev-

While NDP leader Adrian Dix (right) basks in the defeat of the HST, Fletcher says BC is in for a difficult fallout as a result of last week’s referendum results. Greg Nesteroff photo

enue to lift up the poorest people, is now a dirty word. Any kind of meaningful tax reform will be politically radioactive for years to come.

“Bill Vander Zalm was thrilled too, beaming that famous smile as he climbed in his long black Mercedes to resume his comfortable retirement.” Resource industries, the movie business and other private sector job generators can now plan for a significant BC disadvantage in 2013. Ontario can celebrate. Meanwhile, demand for government services to take care of the great grey blob that is my generation can only soar. It’s not just old people outnumbering the young. I mentioned a while back that Canada has already passed another significant milestone. Statistics

Canada reported in May on the people fortunate enough to have employersupported pension plans in addition to government pension. And it turns out that 2010 was the first year in the country’s history where more public sector workers enjoyed this benefit than private sector workers. Author Mark Steyn talks about this problem in relation to the troubles in Europe. He refers to the “Government Party,” which is the ever-growing public sector, and the “Dependency Party,” which is everyone on pensions and welfare. When those two “parties” constitute a majority, they can force the government to satisfy their demands without regard to economic reality. This is what has happened in Greece. It is very close to happening in other European countries, and today BC is a step closer to it. When the verdict came in on the HST referendum, Finance Minister Kevin Falcon talked about go-

ing around to consult the public on how to reinstate the provincial sales tax. He vowed that BC will somehow still balance its budget in two years, and seemed to leave the door open to some minor modifications of the sales tax system. Premier Christy Clark quickly shut that door. It would be “disrespectful” to do anything other than bring back the post-war PST in all its rustic beauty, with the little boutique exemptions like bicycles and Toyota Priuses that have been attached by politicians over the years. Self-employed business people can now look forward to collecting and remitting two separate taxes again. There will be a cost to this “people’s victory.” It will involve reducing public services, raising taxes or both. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and He can be reached at tfletcher@

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Slocan loves its library At its regular meeting of August 8, the council of the Village of Slocan resolved to write the Nelson Star to correct some information that appeared in Anne DeGrace’s column of August 5. Although not clearly stated, there is an implicit message that Slocan voted “No” in the library referendum, voting against taxation to help fund Nelson library. In fact, Slocan did not take part in the referendum at all, partly because of the cost that would have been involved to do so, but partly because our own library’s informal survey of residents, on the subject of supporting our Slocan library, showed that residents of Slocan were not in favour of taxation to do so. Slocan also chose not to take part in the post-referendum planning process as there was a cost involved to

be included, and no guarantee that any benefit to Slocan would result. We Slocan residents have a great library of our own, and some exciting facts concerning it to share with all your readers:

“We Slocan residents have a great library of our own...” Slocan Community Library has over 300 members from the village and surrounding area, from Nelson to Enterprise Creek; the library is staffed entirely by volunteers, who give of their own time (up to 300 hours and more per month), doing everything from cataloguing to sweeping the floor; the collection exceeds 10,000 books,

videos, DVDs, and CDs, and includes subscriptions to many magazines (donations from patrons, who pass them on while they are still current); fiction is up to date, and our selection of gardening, building, crafts, and reference volumes is comprehensive; we are expanding our children’s and young adults section; although cataloguing is still in progress, 50 per cent of our collection can currently be browsed at So, far from being disinterested in libraries, which non-participation in the referendum might suggest, Slocan and its residents are enthused and engaged with our very own library. We invite you all to come visit, view our collection, and take out a membership. Mayor Madeleine Perriere Slocan

Trust not getting job done I read MLA Bill Bennett’s ad in The Free Press about the Columbia Basin Trust helping the region. We were victims of the flooding of the Duncan dam. We lost our home and a business on Duncan Lake. I believe the benefits to the province from the Columbia Basin Trust are not put back into the affected areas. In the Lardeau our road was upgraded to accommodate the building of the

Duncan dam. The power line was also put in to accommodate the building of the Duncan dam. Since that time we have been given the short end of the stick and in my opinion other places have got the cream. The Columbia Basin Trust was formed to bring economic growth to the communities who were flooded. To date this has not happened. In fact we have slipped backwards over the years.

SLUGS — To all the cyclists who ride side by side on the roads. One day, someone will get hurt. I won’t swerve into an oncoming car just to avoid you! HUGS — To the City of Nelson public works team who saved the day for me. Standing near a city sewer drain with my keys in hand and missing my pocket but straight into the sewer. One call and 10 minutes later my keys are saved city works team. Thank you to all. – Oh so embarrassed HUGS — To the greens crew at Granite Pointe golf course for working so hard to keep this

Grants go to the people who are looking for a chance to study something to death. They wander around looking for ideas on how to get a grant so they do not have to get a real job. The people who would like a job in the forest or mining industry are out of luck. Our young people have to move away to get employment in the oil sands or the coal mines. Coriene Greenlaw Meadow Creek

golfing treasure green and challenging. HUGS — Many thanks to the gardener at Lakeside Park for a gorgeous flower garden. A real work of art. HUGS — To all the festival makers in this area, we have such amazing festivals to choose from every year... thank you for putting them together. – Happy Feet HUGS — To Mother Nature! We had to wait for it, but the sunny weather has been well worth it.

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.

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A Nelson homecoming, four decades later Group of students who arrived to Notre Dame University from Hong Kong in the early 1970s gather to reflect on a time and place that launched them into new lives GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter


ine Notre Dame University alumni originally from Hong Kong revisited Nelson early this month, some for the first time in 40 years. Organizer Stephen Siu says they all took the school’s bachelor of arts and bachelor of science programs between 1970 and 1973. Most later transferred to the University of Alberta. “There’s a core group, including myself, that has kept in touch,” he explained. “We kind of grew up together through our university years.” Siu arrived here in 1971, shortly before turning 22. Friends who had been to Nelson told him Notre Dame was a good university with a nice setting.

“There were many good reasons why we went to Nelson,” he says. “At that age I was kind of rebellious. I came from a very traditional Chinese family [who felt] I should stay in Hong Kong and do everything everybody else did.” However, at that time Hong Kong still had a British colonial education system, which he didn’t want any part of. Post-secondary education opportunities were limited; even though he had completed his senior matriculation, he couldn’t find a university seat. Then, through word of mouth, he heard about Nelson — and a local landmark helped lure him. “When we saw the picture on the student calendar of the [orange] bridge, that was one Story continues to Page 9

Nine students from Hong Kong who studied at Notre Dame University between 1970-73 were back in Nelson this month. From left, Derek Tsang, Kenny Tang, Andrew Tang, Rocky Yang, Stephen Siu, Alfred Mo, Arthur Tang, Edwin Chiu, and Steve Hui. photo courtesy Stephen Siu

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iu’s classmates went on to distinguished careers. Many remained in Alberta while others went back to Hong Kong. Once in a while they’d get together in Calgary or Edmonton or Vancouver. Siu returned to Nelson a few times when his son and daughter were young, but had not been back in over a decade. Many others had never been. The idea of a reunion was first raised about eight years ago by alumni in Hong Kong and Vancouver. Two years ago, Siu got involved in the discussion and eventually became an organizer with Arthur Tang. They obtained contact information for close to 25 students, out of a total of 30





to 40. Of them, nine were able to make it, plus spouses, for a total of 15. Several came from Hong Kong. They met here for three days in early August, and toured Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus, the site of their early academia, and saw construction on the student residences. “It was such a wonderful feeling,” Siu says. “Several times I was getting goose bumps walking through the gymnasium and residence.” They made a point of taking a photo beneath the Selkirk sign, replicating a similar one taken at the same spot when Siu arrived in 1971. A visit to Lakeside Park showed some changes — Streetcar 23 is back on track — but other sources of nostalgia, like the beach, bridge, and totem pole haven’t. “Deep down in our hearts we want to say thank you to Nelson,” Siu says. “That’s how we started. I kind of think if we didn’t spend that year in Nelson, we wouldn’t have become who we are. “We’re lucky that we had a good start from NDU. Nelson was the first place I landed in Canada. I kind of consider it my birthplace here.”






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Notre Dame, Siu spent the summer of 1972 working at Peebles Motor Inn (now the Best Western Baker Street Inn). He returned to work there the following summer, even after transferring to the University of Alberta. “I probably have a deeper memory of Nelson for that reason,” he says. “I had two fantastic summers.”





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The students all stayed in the dorms — he can still remember his room, on the second floor above the laundry. He captained a pick-up basketball team made up of fellow international students, and remembers the coach of the Notre Dame girls team challenging them to an exhibition match. “It was close and we won by one point.” On weekends, because they missed Chinese food, he and his friends would chip in a few dollars each and treat themselves to dinner at the Purple Lantern or KC Restaurant. On the first night of their reunion, they made a point of returning to the KC for a “memory lane dinner. Nothing fancy, but similar kind of food we had.” Siu also used to work parttime at the KC as a nightshift dishwasher, and was reunited with his old boss, Cameron Mah. Siu chuckles that the job gave him his first experience in court. “Nothing I did wrong. After work, Cam always gave me a ride home. I finished usually at 3 o’clock. This night, on our way back to the dormitory, a drunk guy hit Cam’s car, which I was in. Cam needed a witness, so I was the witness.” Siu says Mah remembered the incident — and how mad he was at the time. After finishing the year at



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iu, now retired after a long career with the Alberta government, has many fond memories of attending school here. “Nelson gave us a very fresh, fantastic start,” he says. “We did not face any racial discrimination. People treated us so well and gave us a tremendous new experience.”




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


Sep. 1st -

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

Sep. 2nd -

Stickybuds w/ Busta

Sep. 3rd -

Billy Bangers & Django

Sep. 4th -

Pride Glam Dance with Sugar Coated Killers

Sep. 9th -

DJ Terrantino

Retro Hits

Sep. 10th - Val Kilmer & The New Coke Live 80’s Band

Sep. 15th - Opiuo Sep. 16th - Ed Solo Sep. 20th - PS I Love You

with Balkans

Sep. 21st - Michael Rault Sep. 23rd - Karkwa w/ Aidan Knight Polaris Music Winners





Head out to celebrate the Village of Slocan’s birthday on Sunday, Do you have a craving for fresh produce, locally made crafts, artwork September 1. There will be pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by and more? Head down to the Baker Street market. It runs from 9 a.m. a parade at 11 a.m. There will also be cake, live music, a beer garden, till 3:30 p.m. Come down before market season is gone. spaghetti dinner in the evening and a dance. Do your kids love making art? Do they love camping? Are you planARTWALK 2011 ning day-trips or holidays close to home? If your kids are between After a highly successful six-week run, ArtWalk is drawing to a close. five and 12 years old, join Kokanee Park art instructors for regular Friday will be your last chance to view and purchase the fabulous or drop-in art classes at the visitor’s centre. Classes run from 1 to 3 art on display in venues in and around Baker Street, and to enter in p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Labour Day. The our free draw. “It’s been an exciting year for us. Art sales have been two hour class fee is $10 including materials. Seven to 12-year-olds up”, says Stephen Fowler, president of the Nelson and District Arts may be dropped off, and five to six-year-olds are welcome to attend Council. “Locals and tourists have turned out in full force to support accompanied by an adult. ArtWalk, proving what we already knew: that our local artists are a talented bunch, Nelson is truly a city of art-lovers, and ArtWalk, with THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 over 20 years of success, is an important and valued event for all of A tasty literary smorgasbord will be offered when seven Okanagan us.” Do you have a tight budget? Stop by Kölmel Jeweller’s to enter the writers (all faculty members of the Okanagan College English defree draw to win a painting (worth over $500) by popular local art- partment) read from their published fiction, non-fiction and poetry ist Carol Reynolds. The winner will be announced on September 15, on at 7:30 p.m. at Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon Street when the Nelson and District Arts Council holds its annual general (alley entrance). The reading is free and open to the public. Reading meeting at the Hume Hotel. For more information, please contact Joy will be novelists Frances Greenslade (Shelter) and Corinna Chong (Belinda’s Rings), along with nonfiction writer Melanie Murray (For Barrett, cultural development officer, at Your Tomorrow: The Way of an Unlikely Soldier). Also performing CRAFT CONNECTION samples of their work will be poets Jason Dewinetz (Clench), Sean Come and check out new paintings by Buck Walker, Celeste Rode, Johnston (The Ditch Was Lit Like This), Jake Kennedy (Apollinaire’s Glenys Takala and Shirley Miller, a collaborative sculpture by Court- Speech to the War Medic), and Kevin McPherson (Rhapsodomancy,). ney Anderson and Andrew Raney and an exquisite side table by Peter For more information visit Bockner Gallery 378 downstairs in the Craft Connection.


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Kootenay Pride events get going at Finley’s Irish Pub at 9 p.m. with a John Ward Fine Coffee will have a evening gathering to end another meet and greet. The night will include a Baddass Tough Drag ComArtwalk. Lights Out will take place Friday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Lynn petition. DJ Wannabe will be crankin’ up the tunes. Cover is $5 at the Melanson will once again light up all the tables outside and Jennifer door, proceeds to Nelson Food Cupboard. Gare’s painting will be inside to view. Come on by for a late night latte.

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Market every Saturday at Cottonwood Falls Park featuring live music, regional produce, eggs, great savoury and sweet foods, and a variety of unique products. You can now bring your kitchen scraps to the market, where Tulaberry Farms and Kirtzinger Farms will accept your waste and add it to their farm compost. It’s a great way to complete the nutrient cycle and support local farms. It also reduces CORAZON VOCAL ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS greenhouse gasses by reducing methane at the landfill and the fuel The Corazon Vocal Ensemble will be holding auditions on the af- required to haul waste. 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 Heading to Cottonwood Falls for the market? Why not bring your a reputation throughout western Canada for its vibrant presence, family down for the first Kootenay Pride family day. There will be professional presentation, surprising repertoire, and great voices. In clowns, a samba band, potato sack races and more. the upcoming year, Corazon will be travelling to a choir festival in Edmonton in November. There is also an option for singers to travel SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 to Cuba in April 2012. Membership requirements include an annual Take part in a long weekend tradition. The Kootenay Pride parade membership fee, attendance at a weekly rehearsal combined with on- hits the streets for it’s 15th birthday celebration. The parade draws line study, and participation in several concerts throughout the year. people from all over the Kootenays and hundreds will show up to Benefits include detailed musical training, participation in a fun and watch. Be sure to get there early. The parade starts at 3 p.m. at Central serious community of young performing artists of various ages, and School and will make its way to Cottonwood Falls Park for a rally at the invitation to expand your musical and personal horizons. If you 4:30 p.m. For more information on all the great pride events includwish to audition, email Allison Girvan at for ing book readings, the glam dance, and the Monday mimosa brunch audition instructions and an appointment. For more information, visit the Kootenay Pride website at phone choir manager Bill Metcalfe at 250-352-7670. Interested in learning how to integrate raw foods into your diet? The KOOTENAY BOOK WEEKEND GreenSong Sanctuary for the Arts on the Slocan River is offering a Once again summer is upon us and it’s time to put your feet up and class with Kai Hicks. In this class all participants will see the creation read a good book. The Kootenay Book Weekend has a great selection and integration of a few to nearly all the superfoods in a shake. Three for you to read this summer and provides the format to join in for shakes well be made: a beginner, intermediate and advanced. Three some stimulating discussion and fun. The books up for discussion this to six ounce samples will be offered to you from each of the shakes. year are: The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, Each class is $50 or Saturday and Sunday can be combined for $80. Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin and two selections by Ruth Ozeki, My Camping is available at GreenSong for an extra $15, this includes the Year of Meats and All Over Creation. So get reading and come join us bathroom facilities. Directions can be found at greensongsanctuary. September 23 to 25 at the Best Western on Baker Street in Nelson. com and to register for the class, email or call 250-355-2884. The Dancing Bear Inn presents The Breath of a Brush, paintings of Nelson and area by local artist Brigitte Desbois. The opening reception is Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. The show runs through the end of October.

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Entertainment listings Spiritbar

The Royal

Kootenay Pride

Friday, September 2

Thursday, September 1

Friday, September 2 to Monday, September 5

Below the Hume Hotel

330 Baker Street

Various locations, Nelson

Reverend Horton Heat

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.

Thursday, September 15 Melbourne, Australia’s Opiuo and Portland’s Russ Liquid are hitting the stage at Spiritbar. Imagine a precisely blended concoction of tight irresistible grooves, chunk fueled bouncy beats, luscious brooding soundscapes, dollops of stomach morphing bass, and a bowl of scrumptious glitch: Welcome to the musical world of Opiuo. Russ Liquid brings a much-needed injection of melody and emotion to the thriving dance floor community. Classically trained on the piano, trumpet, saxophone and flute, Russ Liquid applies the colourful tones of instrumental music to the realm of beats with dance floor-rocking results. This talented producer has found an entirely new palette to paint with, and now he seeks to bridge the gap between classical and modern music with new electronic technology and sonic possibilities. Doors open at 10 p.m. and ticket information is available through the Hume.

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.

Friday, September 2 House ‘n’ Home is back again with a theme night that’s a little Corey Hart and very easy to do: Sunglasses at night. DJs Joel West, Craig Mullin and Braden Early are the guys in shades, don’t be afraid. Fifty dollars will be awarded at 11 p.m. to the craziest, wackiest, wackest, biggest, stupidest, coolest shades in the room. Showtime is 9 p.m. and cover is $10.

Saturday, September 3 Absolutely Dragulous hits the stage at The Royal for the drag queen and king show. Drag queens and kings will come out from Vancouver and Calgary. DJ Terantino will get the crowd moving with some 80s classics. The show starts at 9 p.m. and cover is $10.

Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10 Legendary Blues Promotions and The Royal are thrilled to have blues legend Sonny Rhodes for two nights in Nelson. As a singer and lap steel guitar player, Rhodes is a disciple of the blues. His musical career spans over almost 40 years while recording over 200 songs and receiving many Sonny Rhodes awards. Rhodes continues to tour internationally and we are extremely lucky to have the man and his blues make a stop at the Royal. Showtime is at 8 p.m. and $20 advance tickets are available at, Royal Espresso and Urban Legends or tickets are $25 at the door.

Tango Bar Nelson Presents...

Beginner Argentine Tango Series:

Tuesday evenings Sept 6-Nov 8 7:15-8:45pm at the Nelson Moving Centre. $100/person for all 10 weeks. Instructors Heather Grant and Beth Hargreaves Pre-registration required. Contact Heather at phone: 250.226.7229 or email: to register or with any questions.

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

The World Anew

BackAlley Studio, 351-B Baker Street, Nelson

Wednesday, September 14

Experience The World Anew, a film screening event presented by Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society from Vancouver featuring contemporary aboriginal film. Bringing together short films by six filmmakers, The World Anew celebrates a multitude of First Nations identities in Canada, as well as past and current indigenous forms of exchange through diverse forms and genres, from documentary, to narrative, to experimental. Filmmakers include: Banchi Hanuse (Nuxalk), Zoe Hopkins (Heiltsuk/Mohawk), Terrance Houle (Blood), Kate Kroll, Kelvin Redvers (Metis/Dene), and Bear Witness (Cayuga Six Nations). The event will also include youth film workshops starting on September 17 at Oxygen Art and SelfDesign High. These four day-long workshops for both aboriginal and non-aboriginal youth Terrance Houle will develop individual problem-solving and narrative skills for film while challenging participants to develop a cohesive creative vision. When all work has been compiled and professionally edited at the end of the tour, youth will have their work ‘broadcast’ through the Internet, allowing them to show their work to their friends, family and peers. To register contact cineworksprograms@gmail. Bear Witness com.


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KELOWNA — The man accused of killing Nelson’s Jennifer Cusworth in 1993 appeared in court Monday for the start of six weeks of legal proceedings. Neil Snelson has been behind bars since his 2009 arrest on the charge of firstdegree murder and wore the impact of that experience. A noticeably thinner and greyer version of the Kelowna man sat before the court as lawyers argued over evidence they’d like to have brought forward during the trial. There is a publication ban on this portion of the pro-

cess, which is expected to last around two weeks, according to Crown counsel Iain Currie. Once the evidence is squared away, a one to twoday jury selection is scheduled to start September 12. One of the more unique aspects of the process is that jury candidates will be vetted by previously selected jurors. “The first two jurors will take their place … and then they will decide yes or no,” said Currie, adding he and the defence will have the option to challenge. “Then we will start the trial as soon as the jury is selected,” said Currie. He did not say why that

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unusual process is being used to select jurors. The trial is expected to last about four weeks, and 47 Crown witnesses are expected to take the stand.

It’s likely to be a closely watched and well attended process. Friends and family of Cusworth have been vigilant about keeping a spotlight on the crime since October 17, 1993 when the 19-year-old’s body was found on Swamp Road. Parents Jean and Terry Cusworth made an annual plea that their daughter’s killer come forward and they, along with a healthy support network, have attended all previous legal proceedings. The family has decided not to speak with media until the trial is over. Cusworth graduated from L.V. Rogers. Her mother was an elementary school principal in Nelson.

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UPDATE & THANK YOU Last Friday, August 26th, Baby Anaya celebrated her second birthday with a party in Nelson’s Lakeside Park. Anaya is terminally ill with Krabbe Leukodystrophy and the community has been such an incredible support for the past two years that her parents decided to throw a public birthday party. The event was wonderful. Approximately 100 people showed up to give their support. The organizer had planned for more, so there was lots of food (and cake) to go around. Bands that played included Sebastian, Nelson Samba Band, The Fable Cottage, Mountain Station, and Adham Shaikh. The silent and live auctions raised approximately $4000. This money will help Anaya’s parents stay with her and take care of her. Thank you to the sponsors and the people who attended the party. The family is very grateful for your help. Special thanks to our major sponsors: All Terrain Helicopters, Whitewater Ski Resort, All Seasons Café, Bibo, Kootenai Moon, Prestige Lakeside Resort, Hairy Productions, Big Tent Event Rentals, Nancy Ryde and Tara Davis. Anaya will soon be travelling to Canuck place children’s hospice in Vancouver. Read about her journey at

Busy Day for Local Crews

Fire breaks out in Gyro Park Nelson Star Staff

Nelson Fire and Rescue responded to two fires backto-back early Thursday at Gyro Park and the building that houses the library and police department. The first call came in about 1 a.m. Upon arriving at the park, crews found an area in the southeast section roughly 10 by 20 metres burning on a steep slope. Six firefighters set to work and within an hour had the

fire knocked down and controlled, as trucks pumped over 6,000 litres of foam and water. No injuries were reported. Only minor damage occurred to the trees in the park. Fire chief Simon Grypma says fireworks were reportedly being used in the area at the time of the incident, which is “absolutely illegal … It’s against fire department bylaw to discharge fireworks within city boundaries.” Grypma says if they catch

whoever was responsible, they will face a fine of up to $200. At 2:40 a.m., as crews cleaned up the scene, a report came in of light smoke at the library and police department, which required much of the manpower to be diverted. Within 15 minutes, all the crews had left the park and moved over to Stanley Street, getting to work clearing the smoke. They couldn’t find the source, but it stopped ap-

Careless campers leave 36 fires burning Nelson Star Staff

The Southeast Fire Centre says officials discovered 36 campfires over the weekend either left unattended or abandoned by careless campers. “The Southeast Fire Centre is urging extreme caution to campers this week, as an increased fire danger rating and chance of lightning is expected over the next few days,” they said in a news release. Leaving your campfire unattended

can result in a $345 fine. The fire danger rating is high to extreme in Kootenay Lake and Arrow zones. Since April 1, the Southeast Fire Centre has responded to 99 wildfires, consuming a total of 43 hectares. Fifty-five of those were caused by lightning. A total of 245 campfire incidents have been reported in the Southeast Fire Centre. The five-year average for this time of year is 171. Smoke visible in the southern interior is the result of fires burning in the U.S.

pearing shortly after crews entered. Grypma says it was later determined that an electric motor from an air-handling unit overheated. “They have thermal protection, but the motor heats up to such a temperature that the protection breaker fails and power stops to the motor,” he says. “If there’s any fine particle dust in the motor, it burns.” The smoke was very light, but enough to activate the fire alarm.

Change it up Continued from Page 3 “You may implement the PST the way it was before, but perhaps there are some efficiencies that could still be maintained,” he says. “Let’s look at some options to take what was good about the HST and reinvent it with the implementation of the PST.” Thomson adds he remains “a little concerned” the transition period will result in confusion and uncertainty. “I still believe the HST would have been a very efficient tax and beneficial to the business community and general public,” he says.

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Parade and Special Events on Tap

Pride weekend growing strong MEGAN COLE

Nelson Star Reporter

Nelson’s streets are going to be dressed in rainbow colours as the 15th annual Kootenay Pride gets going this week. “I started this four years ago and I could only get about six businesses to put our poster up,” said organizer Don Crowe. “Now that I’ve been spearheading it for this long we’ve got 28 businesses with full windows in pride colours, so it’s pretty cool to see the businesses doing that and to see the city putting up money.” The City of Nelson and Regional District of Central Kootenay pitched in for the first family day as part of the Pride festivities. “We’ve got three hours at the Cottonwood Falls on Saturday in conjunction with the market. There will be clowns, samba bands, potato sack races, and you name it. It’s going to be a hoot,” he said.

The pride parade has grown in popularity over the years. It goes SunAndrea Klassen file photo day afternoon downtown Nelson.

In addition to the family day fun, The Royal will be hosting a drag show. “This year we’re featuring a big drag show at The Royal with DJ Terantino and he brings his own crowd and we have drag queens and kings coming from Calgary and Vancouver,” said Crowe. The parade has become tradition at Pride events across the world and the

Kootenay parade is no exception. “Last year on the parade day I think we had about 800 some odd people, but I think we’ll have more people out this year because it’s becoming tradition,” said Crowe. “There’s been a real swell of support from the straight community and just the community in general because I think that the direction that Pride is taking is

to be proud of who you are it doesn’t matter if you’re gay or straight — sexuality doesn’t matter. It’s none of anybody’s business. We demand equal rights not special rights. That really is what it’s about. It’s anybody’s day who is proud of who they are. “ The community will also be showing its pride in a window dressing competition. “The parade is

going to be a little bit bigger,” Crowe said. “We’ve got a live band playing at Spiritbar. We’ve got a competition for the businesses on Baker Street for a window dressing competition. We have 28 businesses doing Pride windows for the entire week. A lot of the others are just flying flags for the week so the city is going to be festooned with the Pride colours, which is going to be really cool.” For full details about the Pride schedule visit pride.

Nelson Youth Soccer will be holding its Annual General Meeting at 7 p.m. on October 12 at the Best Western Hotel. Notice of Motion of proposed change or amendments to the Constitution must be made in writing to the secretary of the board not later than 21 days prior to AGM in order for notice to be given the membership. Please mail to Nelson Youth Soccer Association, PO Box 162, Nelson B.C. V1L 5P9. All members of the public are welcome to attend, but only members will have voting rights.

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Lynn designs lampshades using her passion for nature and wildlife as inspiration. “I use rice paper for this medium, which enables me to create so many different styles, she says. “I can add a little grass appearing like it is a windy day, to a bird flying out of the grass and reaching for the sky. I selectively searched for animal images that would work with the decorative paper and look very natural. We all connect with nature at some level.” “Lights Out”: come by the John Ward Cafe between 5-8pm on September 2nd for ArtWalk’s closing and see the tables outside lit up by Lynn Melanson with her new selection of reLit Lamps!

Government Briefs

Funding from Victoria will help eradicate invasive plants Nelson Star Staff

The Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee will receive $30,000 from the province to help reduce the spread and impact of invasive plants on Crown land. It’s part of $705,000 being set aside province-wide to control high priority plant species as giant hogweed, hoary alyssum, and field scabious, and reduce the spread of others. “This funding will help us as we move towards a collaborative delivery approach to our program,” committee chair Tom Bradley said in a news release.

“We recognize that education and awareness are still important, but working together with landowners, the public, and all interested parties on actual on-the-ground operations will give us the most return for our efforts.”

lanes,” the ministry said in a news release. The cost will be split by government and ICBC. Rumble strips are also being added on Highway 6 between New Denver and Hills.

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North Shore residents may not be satisfied with the frequency of their transit service, but at least now they’ll have new places to sit while waiting for the bus. The Ministry of Transportation says five new shelters will be built between Nelson and Balfour in a 50-50 cost share with the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

Rumble strips and recessed pavement reflectors will be added on Highway 3A at the Beasley Bluffs, the Ministry of Transportation says. “Rumble strips have been proven to significantly reduce the number and severity of collisions on highways by warning drivers that they are wandering out of the driving

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Established in Nelson since 2007, Brigitte Desbois never tires of the endless inspiration the area has to offer. She will hold an opening reception for her new show at the Dancing Bear Inn on Baker Street on September 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. Being an avid plein-air painter, Desbois finds it incredible just having it all at her doorstep. “I love the challenge of capturing the light and the mood and I search for colour harmonies that evoke the time and place,” she says. “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.”

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Arts Touchstones Nelson New Exhibit Opens this Friday

Change: what’s in it for you SUBMITTED

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Did you know that on April 2, 2007, Leaf Rapids, Manitoba (population approximately 600) became the first community in Canada to ban plastic bags in retail stores? From bike sharing to composting, the Change exhibit will feature efforts like this that are immediate and accessible. Although seemingly small in relation to the scale of the problem, individual and local action is an important step in addressing climate change. Also featured will be an exciting in-gallery contest, Ideas for Change, a showcase of local ideas addressing climate change.

Visitors to the gallery will be given a coin that they can either choose to keep, or put towards the entry of their choice. All entries can keep the change they collect, and the entry from each age category (under 18, 18+) that accumulates the most money will be given an additional cash prize at the end of the exhibit. Change is the 2011 Community Matters exhibit, a series of exhibits exploring current issues of interest and relevance to our community. Change will open Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m., and run to November 20. Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History is located at 502 Vernon Street. For information call 250-3529813.

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After a highly successful six-week run, ArtWalk is drawing to a close. This Friday will be your last chance to view and purchase the fabulous art on display in venues in and around Baker Street, and to enter in a free draw. “It’s been an exciting year for us. Art sales have been up,” says Stephen Fowler, president of the Nelson and District Arts Council. “Locals and tourists have turned out in full force to support ArtWalk, proving what we already knew: that our local artists are a talented bunch, Nelson is truly a city of art-lovers, and ArtWalk, with over 20 years of success, is an important and valued event for all of us.” Budget tight? Stop by Kölmel Jeweller’s to enter the draw to win a painting (worth over $500) by popular local artist Carol Reynolds. The winner will be announced on September 15, when the Nelson and District Arts Council holds its AGM at the Hume Hotel.

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The best solutions to the challenges facing Canada’s communities are often found locally. For this reason, back in January, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the creation of the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards to recognize the enormous contribution volunteers make to Canada. The Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards recognize the exceptional contributions of volunteers, local businesses and innovative not-for-profit organizations in improving the well-being of families and their communities. If you know a volunteer, innovative not-for-profit organization or a local business that makes a positive impact on your community, you can

nominate them today. The deadline for nominations is 9 p.m. on September 9. Nominations submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than the deadline.

“The Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards recognize exceptional contributions...” l All nominees must have contributed to addressing social challenges in their community. l Political and public advocacy work are excluded. Award recipients will be recognized at an award ceremony which will be held in the winter and their achievements will be profiled. All award recipients will receive a medal, a Prime

Minister’s Volunteer Awards pin and a letter of congratulations from the prime minister. In addition, regional award recipients will be eligible to identify a not-for-profit organization to receive a $5,000 grant. National award recipients will be eligible to identify a not-for-profit organization to receive a $10,000 grant. In order to be eligible to receive a grant, grant recipients must be not-for-profit organizations, including registered charities, helping improve life outcomes for people with disabilities, children and families, and other vulnerable populations. For further information call 1-877-825-0434 or send an email to the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards at

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Community Crime in the Small City

Bait bike program in Nelson today to help prevent theft SUBMITTED

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Bike thieves beware: Operation Hands Off is deploying bait bikes throughout the Kootenays in a joint effort with Nelson police and the RCMP to crack down on bike theft. Bait bikes will be deployed in many popular locations. The bikes are equipped with tracking devices and hidden cameras to record the theft. “Thieves can be sure of a one way ticket to jail� said Pat Cowman, director of the Operation Hands Off program. “The Operation Hands Off Bait Bike project is modeled

after the Province wide bait car program which has been very effective at reducing vehicle theft in the Province,� said Nelson police chief Wayne Holland, former head of IMPACT (Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team). “Bait bikes have been shown to reduce bike thefts in other parts of the country and we support this initiative to deter bike theft in our community.� “Cycling is a major tourist attraction throughout the Kootenays and we want to ensure everyone enjoys their summer vacation� said Cpl. Darryl Orr of the Kootenay Boundary regional detachment crime re-

duction unit. “The bait bikes and registry help to deter theft and assist in the identification of bikes that are recovered.�

A global bike registry in partnership with Canadian Crime Stoppers Association and Norco Bicycles is part of the growing movement to curb bike theft and assist with the return of found bikes across the country. Typically stolen bikes are moved from the local area or sold online through sites such as eBay or Craigslist. In some cases the bikes are used for a ride to other areas and are recovered by police or found by citizens. Citizens can take a stand against crime by registering their bikes, using a high quality lock and always checking the serial number of used bikes on the Operation Hands Off web

site before buying a used bike. These simple steps make registered bikes too hot to handle and reduce the risk of theft. Found bikes can also be returned through the Operation Hands Off program. A community bike registry will be held in Nelson today at the farmers market on Baker Street between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Local Crime Stoppers volunteers will be on hand to assist bike owners with the registry of their bikes. The registry is provide as a community service and sponsored by MicroDotDNA Technology and Norco Bicycles.


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Community January Journey to Bangalore

Rotary looks to send professionals on exchange Special to the Nelson Star

Rotary Clubs in District 5080 — which includes southeastern BC, northern Idaho and eastern Washington state — are seeking four outstanding professionals to visit Rotary District 3190 in Bangalore India from January 30 to March 2, 2012 as part of the group study exchange program of The Rotary Foundation. During the exchange, team members will share personal knowledge of their own country and vocations and experience the customs, vocations

and lifestyles of India. Bangalore is a thriving city often referred to as India’s Silicon Valley. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the southeastern part of the state of Karnataka, Bangalore is India’s third largest city and the capital of Karnataka. The purpose of the group study exchange is to promote international understanding and goodwill through person to person contact. While abroad, team members stay in Rotarians’ homes and have the opportunity to meet their professional counterparts. They will also give

presentations to Rotary clubs and other groups about their home country and respective vocations. The Rotary Foundation provides a round trip air ticket, and local Rotarians in the host country provide meals, lodging and group travel in their district. Team members pay for personal and incidental expenses including immunizations and visas. People interested in applying should be employed full-time for at least two years in their vocation and be in the early stages of their careers. Young professionals within the age range of 25 to

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The scene might be familiar for Nelson Junior Leafs head coach and general manager Frank Maida, but the circumstances are much different. The last time Maida was preparing for a Leafs training camp was two years ago. He was heading into his fifth season as the assistant coach to Simon Wheeldon. Together they had built a Kootenay International

Junior Hockey League powerhouse program that was fresh off regular season and playoff titles. When Maida hits the ice as the head coach for the first day of training camp tonight, he is going in pretty much blind. “It’s a leap into the unknown,” Maida says. “I don’t know the kids personally, there are a lot of out of town kids and a lot of changeover from when I was with the team last.” Maida took over the team just

“You are looking for players that catch your eye in their ability. Skating, handling the puck and shooting are key things that they need to show us.” Frank Maida Junior Leafs Head Coach

last month after last year’s head coach, Chris Shaw, departed for Vernon to be the Vipers assistant coach. Forced to rely on Shaw’s spring recruiting, Maida has spent the last few weeks attempting to touch base with as many hopefuls as possible via phone. “It’s much different,” Maida says when asked to compare this week to those from his previous stint behind the bench. “For me, I’m a month into the season and there hasn’t been a

lot of time to prepare.” Still, Maida says he is looking forward to getting on the Nelson and District Community Complex ice tonight at 8 p.m. “Right now I’m pretty excited to get started and get the season underway,” he says. Maida expects about 30 players to arrive for the first day of camp and more to trickle in when the BCHL teams make Story continues to ‘Goal’ on Page 25

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Nelson’s Dryden Hunt impressed at the Regina Pats training camp over the weekend and is now one step closer to cracking the Western Hockey League squad. Only 15 years old, the Nelson Minor Hockey product is in tough and still has a ways to go before making the final team. Surviving the opening weekend of cuts, Hunt signed a WHL contract with the team and will now battle for a regular spot as the Pats head into the exhibition portion of the season. “It was a difficult decision and a bit of a surprise,” Hunt says about signing with the Pats. “We just thought we would come here, go through training camp and leave on Monday morning to get ready for the Westside [BC Hockey League] camp.” Hunt’s strong play over the first few days changed everything and Pats management were keen to have the talented forward commit to major junior. In doing so, Hunt gives up the option to play college hockey in the United States. “At first my dad wasn’t too open to it,” Hunt says of father Jeff ’s apprehension to close doors. “But my advice to anybody is to ask questions… ask as many questions as possible. That’s what my dad did and when he left Regina he was 100 per cent comfortable with the decision.” Hunt starred with the Midget AAA Kootenay Ice last season. The gifted forward scored 19 goals and added 28 assists to lead the Ice in scoring. “He is offensively gifted and he has proven at every level that he can score,” says Simon Wheeldon, Hunt’s coach last season. “This is something he has worked for and earned.” Wheeldon played in the WHL as a 16-year-old at the start of an impressive junior career with the Victoria Cougars and went onto a long professional stint in Europe. If Hunt cracks the final squad, Wheeldon says it will be a major step in his development. “It’s very difficult,” Wheeldon says of Hunt’s age and No-

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tion last year [did you think you would make major junior so young], I would have said ‘no way.’ It’s a surprise and an honour to be signed with this team. This team is in a rebuilding process with a brand new coach and I’m happy to be part of it.” Hunt will play his first WHL exhibition game on Friday night when the Pats take on their Saskatchewan rival, the Moose Jaw Warriors. “I’ll have mixed emotions,” Hunt says. “Obviously I’ll be excited because this is my first WHL game, but there will be some nervousness because I’ll be playing against the older veteran players.” Hunt is not the only member of last year’s Ice team to make an impact at a major junior camp. Castlegar’s Jesse Knowler has signed a threeyear deal with the Prince Albert Raiders who are coached by former Nelson resident Bruno Campese. Kelowna goaltender Jarrod Shamerhorn, who backstopped the Ice last season, has also signed a three-year deal with the Portland Winterhawks. “Regardless of where I coach, my goal is to get them to the next level,” says Wheeldon, who moved many players on during his four successful years behind the bench of the Nelson Junior Leafs. “I’m certainly not going to take credit for it. In the end it’s the kids who do it through their work ethic and execution.”

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Continued from Page 22 their cuts during the weekend. The veteran coach who has also spent time in the Nelson Minor Hockey program, says the pressure shifts from the coaching staff to the players when the ice sessions begin. “You are looking for players that catch your eye in their ability,” Maida says. “Skating, handling the puck and shooting are key things that they need to show us. For me, I want kids with strong work ethic on the ice and players who you can see their skills grow as the season progresses.” Maida will bring his own style and own stamp to the Leafs program, but says his philosophy is not much different than Wheeldon’s direction during the impressive five-year run that filled the NDCC walls with banners. “We’re going to be a quick, fast skating team that moves the puck,” he says. “We will be very disciplined both on the ice and off the ice.” Maida grew up playing minor hockey in Nelson. He went onto play junior in his hometown and even got in a few games with the senior Maple Leafs. Maida’s son Jarrod was also a key member of the Junior Leafs a few years back. Because of his close ties to the community, Maida hopes local players impress at camp and have the opportunity to play for their hometown team. “Obviously it’s important to have local kids on the team,” Maida says. “I grew up in Nelson and played my minor hockey here. I know when I was a kid it was a dream to play for the senior Leafs at the time.” Though much too early to tell, Maida says he is approaching training camp with an eye on team success and a philosophy of helping kids chase their goals beyond Junior B. “That [winning a championship] is what our ultimate goal will be, but right now I am looking to get a good core of kids who will all want the same thing at the end of the day,” says Maida. “Ultimately we want to have a great hockey year and move these players on to the next level.” Maida and assistant coach Stuart Linnen will run the recruits through drills tonight, Thursday and Friday. On Friday afternoon those who make the first round of cuts will take part in a mini tournament hosted by the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.


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Geoffrey John England passed away at his home in Nelson, BC at the age of 61. He leaves behind his mother Barbara England (nee Moody), sister Christine, his three sons James, Matthew and Ian and their mother, Marilyn (nee Race), his wife Sandra (nee Christou), and their three daughters Elizabeth, Mary and Barbara. He was predeceased by his father Arthur England. Born in the English seaside resort of Cleethorpes on January 9th, 1950, Geoff rey was a lively lad who showed an early enthusiasm Geoffrey John England for reading, music and sport. With a strong sense (1950-2011) of justice, good humour and affable character, Geoff went on to graduate with a Masters of Law from the London School of Economics in 1971, a Masters of Industrial Relations from Warwick University in 1972 and a Masters of Law from Dalhousie University in 1974. Labour relations proved to be his calling and he dedicated his life’s work to furthering the cause of fairness in the workplace. After moving to Canada in 1973 he taught Labour Law at many schools including the Universities of Calgary, Lethbridge, Queens, and Saskatchewan. As an arbitrator, educator, and academic writer he made a significant contribution to the field of labour law in Canada. Geoff was a dedicated family man. Always a great source of entertainment, his love of history enabled him to weave fantastic stories from his imagination. His six children also enjoyed the excitement of camping expeditions and shared his passions for sport, books, and a good beer. He enjoyed many eclectic interests, spending hours playing guitar, learning languages, reading history… but above all, he was a loving husband and father. The funeral will take place on Thursday September 1st at the Thompson funeral home in Nelson, BC. It was Geoff rey’s wish that any donations be made to the Strathcona Society in support of soldiers and families of Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) tank regiment. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Online condolences may be expressed at




Help Wanted DRAYTON VALLEY Ford. Journeyman Diesel Technicians required immediately. Due to continually increasing retail service business Drayton Valley Ford needs to hire additional service staff to improve and maintain the level of customer service that has brought us the increase. Start today to earn the highest rewards in the industry. Great wages, benefits, training incentives and relocation/signing bonuses will be provided to the right applicant. If you want to work at a dealership that will provide the respect you deserve and a relaxed and appreciative work environment, come join our team today. We support our techs with great front end Service Advisors and Warranty clerks, and everything you need to succeed. If you have a solid work ethic, good computer skills, and take pride in your work, make sure you forward your resume immediately in confidence; Attention Jason Colford, Service Manager. We’re busy and we have the work! We need your Ford Diesel experience immediately! 5214 Power Centre Boulevard, Drayton Valley, Alberta, T7A 1R8. 780-5424438.

Tracy Lynn (Kleisinger) Work 1972 - 2011

Tracy Lynn Work passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at the age of 39 years, after a six year battle with breast cancer. She is survived by her family in Airdrie, AB: her loving husband Clinton; her precious daughters Emma (10) and Kayla (8); her parents Don and Doreen Kleisinger; her brother Kevin, his wife Shannon, and their children Blake and Jager; her grandparents Ralph and Yvonne Kleisinger, and Nick and Elizabeth Kontros (Calgary); parents-in-law Marvin and Adriana Work of South Slocan, BC; sister-in-law Solita Work of Calgary; brother-inlaw Clifford Work and his wife Sandhya Patel of New York City; as well as many other family and friends. The family wishes to express a deep, heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Paterson and his nurse Deb. A Prayer Service and Memorial Mass have been held in Airdrie, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tracy’s memory may be made to Alberta Cancer Foundation, 710 101023 – 99 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1, or; or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta and Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Suite 100, 119 - 14 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 or Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

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

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T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Joe Fornari. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250-286-9502 Email:

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.

ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES Limited is recruiting Line Cooks for Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. Hourly wage is $17.00. We provide subsidized accommodations and relocation assistance. Please forward your resume to: humanresources or fax to: 204-632-8575. Please visit and

Medical/Dental MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.’s need medical office & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1888-748-4126.

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EQUIPMENT OPERATORS required NW Alberta for crawlers and excavators. Loggers welcome. Competitive wages, benefit plan, standard safety tickets; Submit resume to: Fax 780532-9012; EXPERIENCED CAT and Hoe Operators with safety tickets for oilfield construction in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. Fax resume to 403-8442735.

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


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES The Regional District of Central Kootenay is accepting applications for the following positions: • Manager of Recreation – Nelson & District Community Complex • Aquatics Programmer – Nelson & District Community Complex • Recreation Programmer – Slocan Valley A detailed Job Description including a complete list of qualifications for this position is available on the RDCK website at


• 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 :


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Mobile Homes & Parks

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. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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

Telephone Services A FREE telephone service Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464.

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PO Box 3728, Castlegar BC, V1N-3W4 Fax #: (1)-(604)-422-3252 E-mail: taumi.cleaver@ Please Submit your application by Sept. 16th 2011

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

STATIONARY ENGINEERS 2nd, 3rd & 4th Class. Dynamic manufacturing & processing company in Vancouver is currently accepting applications. Competitive wage and benefits package. Email resumes to WELDERS REQUIRED immediately! Do All Metal Fabricating Estevan SK Apprentices, Journeymen Welders, or equivalent to perform all weld procedures in a custom manufacturing environment. Competitive Wages, Benefits, RRSP’s & Apprenticeship Opportunities, Temporary Staff Housing available. Apply by or Fax: 306-634-8389.

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A-STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used / Damaged 40’ insulated makes great shop. Only $2300! Needs door and 40’HC $2800 No Rust! Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage. Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT.

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M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

BUILDING SALE... “Rock bottom prices” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers Direct 1-800-668-5422. CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5991

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DRUM LESSONS All Levels, All Genres, now accepting students for fall semester. Contact Alan Black 250-354-0475

Health Products BERGAMONTE - The Natural Way to Improve Your Glucose, Cholesterol & Cardiovascular Health! Call today to find out how to get a free bottle with your order! 888-470-5390

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DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL buildings Priced to Clear Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 RED ENVELOPE- Unique & Personalized Gifts for All Your Friends & Family! Starting at $19.95 Visit for an extra 20% off or call 1-888-4735407 Single boxspring & mattress $40, love seat & rocking armchair $60/both, 2 matching recliners $80/each, blk queen bed set (duvet cover, curtains & bedskirt) $25, NEW ladies sport-boot skates sz.8 $25, children’s figure skates $10 2 youth mtn bikes $100/ea, voile & lace brocade wedding dress (Jessica McClintock) $300 call 250-352-6120 (evenings)

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

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

Real Estate BEAUTIFUL ACREAGE in picturesque Shell River Valley, Manitoba for sale. 50+ acres, beautiful home, gorgeous gardens and untapped potential. Contact Sandy Donald, Royal LePage Martin Liberty Realty, 204-724-5743.


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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

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

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Misc. Wanted CHIPPER SHREDDER to shred small branches and leaves. 250-367-9693 Coin Collector Buying old Coins, Silver, Gold, Olympic + Also buying bulk silver coins. Chad: 250-863-3082 (Local)

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

For Sale By Owner One bedroom house for sale in Procter. 30 minutes outside of Nelson. Steps away from Kootenay Lake. Perfect cottage getaway. Updated plumbing. Reno’d kitchen and bath. New deck. $184,900. 250-5510322/250-505-9511

Kootenays 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

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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

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

Homes for Rent 5bd, 2bth log home w/views of Nelson & lake @ 6mile in the Middle Road Community. Suits family, 12mo lease only $2000 + util. 604-902-6705 NELSON- 2 bdrm executive waterfront home, 6 mile Nelson, partially furnished. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $1700+ utils. (250)825-4471 or 250354-9434. NELSON: Fairview, 3 bdrm 2bath home. No smokers pls. $1500/mo + util, quick occupancy, call Dave Buss RE/MAX RHC 250-354-9459 Proctor, New, 2 bdrm, 1 acre, private. $1100/mo. 354-8510 RENO’D 3-BDRM, Nelson. 1.5 baths, $1475 all incl. Free 1 yr wi-fi. NP/NS. Ref’s req’d. (250)352-0333



The Trail Daily Times has an opening for a part time reporter/photographer. As a member of our news team, you will write news stories and take photos of Greater Trail events, cover city council and other public meetings and respond to breaking news stories. You must work well under pressure, meet daily deadlines and be a Áexible selfstarter with a reliable digital camera and vehicle. This union position is for three days a week, with the potential for full-time work during holiday relief periods. Computer literacy is essential, experience with layout in InDesign an asset, newspaper experience or a diploma in journalism preferred. Some weekend and evening work is involved. The Times offers a competitive salary and beneÀts. The successful candidate will be required to become a member of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, Local 2000. QualiÀed applicants should apply in writing no later than September 12, 2011 to: Guy Bertrand, managing editor Trail Daily Times 1163 Cedar Ave. Trail, BC V1R 4B8 Fax: 250-368-8550 Only qualiÀed candidates will be contacted; no phone calls please.

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 Accounting professional, spare office for sub-lease or share office cost, 601 Front St.,Nelson. Great parking, storage, new equip. & software, contact Anna toll free: 1-855-352-5191 or 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:

Suites, Lower BACHELOR SUITE avail. now. semi-furnished, own ent., quiet street lower Rosemont. NS/NP, $650 hydro incld’d. Call (250)354-3994.

Rentals Suites, Lower

Nelson: bsmt suite, separate entrance, across from Selkirk College, Fairview. $700+util. Avail Sept 1.David 250-5055229eve. or 250-364-0532 Nelson: Rosemont, 2 bdrm basement suite, wifi, shared W/D. $1000/mo+util. Ref req. Avail Sep 1st 250-352-3365 UPHILL, NELSON. Bright, clean 1-bdrm suite. NS/NP. Ref’s req’d. $675. uitls incld. (250)352-0663.

Want to Rent Family of 3 looking for a 2bdr home for October 1st in Nelson & area. Steady income with great references, call Marcus 250-231-3400 Single Mom with two teenage sons urgently requires affordable housing in Nelson, near services or on bus route. Clean, respectful, will help with property upkeep. Great references available. Please call Pam at: 250 352-9876.


Antiques / Classics

CLASSIC VEHICLES, ‘50s & ‘60s, 5 convertibles, RV trailers, for restoration, 1952 Priestman cable backhoe, antique lowbed, boats, machinery. View by appt. Pictures by email., 250-462-0603 or 250-8474133

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


50% CO-OWNER sought for professionally managed late model Meridian 391 luxury motor yacht with prime moorage downtown Vancouver. Skippering/training available. 6 0 4 - 6 6 9 - 2 2 4 8 .

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 Comes with Dirt Bike or will sell separately MOVING - MUST SELL! MAKE AN OFFER!! 250-357-2708 (Salmo)


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

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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Sports Game On – Kim Palfenier

Busy fall sports season ahead


eptember marks the end of summer bliss, but it also brings the beginning of a new and exciting season of activities.

National Sports Day in Canada kicks off the fall quarter with a celebration of all things sports. Schools, sport clubs and individuals are encouraged to enjoy games and sports by

including their favourite sport into their regular schedule. Whether it’s having participants try a new sport for a day or play in an open all age fun ball game, the week of September 10 to 17 marks a time of celebrating and promoting community sport. Include your school, club or workplace in the Jersey Day challenge by wearing your favourite sport jersey on

Friday, September 16. Getting right back at it are a few reliable and dynamic clubs in town. Rhythmic Dimensions fall programs start on September 12. Rhythmic gymnastics and dance for girls ages five years and up are being held in Balfour and Nelson. A new adult class is starting in October with junior and senior performance groups

participating this year. Learn to dance with ribbons, hoops, balls, scarves and more in fun, creative and exciting programs. Contact 250-505-1812 or rhythmics@ Kootenay Christian Martial Arts is now accepting new students for the fall sessions. Registration is September 1 to 8 with classes filling up fast. Con-

tact Master Dean Siminoff at 250-354-9749 or masterdean@ Nelson Minor Hockey registration is currently happening with its deadline being September 1 go to In keeping with hockey, and perfect timing for National Sports Day in Canada, The Nelson Leafs 2011-12 season gets underway with exhibition games vs. Castlegar on September 8 at 7 p.m. and the season home opener goes September 17 vs. Castlegar. Wear your jersey!



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Gym Equipment, Tools, Swing Set, Gazebo, Household Items & Much More!

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New to Town? Then let us welcome you to town with our greetings basket that also includes information about your new community. Have you had a new baby? Then let us know as we have a special gift basket for your new baby.

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The annual Kootenay Fat Tire Festival took over the town in a celebration of all things fast and fun. The Nelson Cycling Club event featured races and demonstrations downtown and on the side of the mountain throughout the weekend... photos by Jeremy Marczak BeardedMan Photography/



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