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The Crown is seeking a peace bond against a Nelson man whom MLA Michelle Mungall says threatened and harassed her. Donovan Carter, who appeared in court Thursday to contest the application, is free on conditions to stay away from Mungall. Carter’s lawyer, Blair Suffredine — a former Nelson-Creston Liberal MLA — asked for the case to be quashed on a technicality over how the information was sworn. However, Judge Lisa Mrozinski granted the Crown’s request for a delay and put the matter over to August 9. Although Mungall was in the building Thursday, she did not appear in the courtroom. After the hearing, she told the Star: “Every person regardless of what they do for a living has the right to feel safe in their job. I think people would want me to feel safe as well. [Carter’s] behaviour has been harassing and

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Nelson Shows Canadian Pride Beautiful weather and glowing spirit combined at Lakeside Park on Friday as locals celebrated Canada Day. (Top L-R) Hailey Croston, Jayda Greenaway and Paige Holmes were all smiles decked out in their Canada garb. (Left) RCMP Cst. Michael Stefani stands proud during the singing of O Canada. More Canada Day photos on pages 16-17.

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The Nelson Police Department says it was “very pleased” with Canada Day festivities in and around Lakeside Park.

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Big changes are in store for the Chahko Mika Mall over the coming months as three tenants are displaced to make way for a new Service Canada office. “It’s a pretty big space, so for us to accommodate them in one unit we had to relocate a few tenants,” says Kevin Wong, director of leasing with the mall’s owner, Wesbuild of Vancouver. Please Mum, Bentley Leathers, and Northern Reflections are being forced to move. The latter has closed permanently, while the others are still negotiating whether to take other vacant spaces in the mall. Bob Hall photo The federal government office, The fate of Please Mum in the Chahko Mika Mall is unknown now that Serslated to open in late October or early vice Canada is set to relocate there this fall. Two other stores are also being November, will use about 8,500 square displaced. feet and handle passport applications and employment insurance claims. Wong says they have been in talks moving costs, so they made the tough (By comparison, Shoppers Drug Mart with the government since last sum- decision to close shop. is 13,000 square feet.) mer. In addition to the three occupied “Unfortunately, we haven’t been No one from the federal govern- storefronts, the new office will take up there very long,” she says. “It hasn’t ment has been available to explain the a couple of vacancies. even been two years. They’re not willmove, but it’s understood accessibility “There are 30 workers who will be ing to help us [move to] another space is a key reason. Employment and pass- working daily at this federal govern- without a big cost we would have to port services are presently provided at ment office so obviously that is great take on.” 333 Victoria Street on the lower level of for the mall,” Wong says. She says they initially moved into Kutenai Place, the provincially owned However, it will result in some lay- the mall “because they gave us a nice government building. Staff work on offs at existing businesses. deal. They built out the space for us two floors. According to Melanie Laidlaw, di- and we took it on. Unfortunately we The move is also in line with make- rector of marketing for Northern ReStory continues to overs to Service Canada centres across flections, a women’s casual clothing ‘Cold’ on Page 4 the country. retailer, the mall wouldn’t help with





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The Nelson Police Department has charged four males with sexual offences against girls as young as 12 in what they describe as a “disturbing” trend. In a news release, Sgt. Paul Burkart said they have investigated a number of unrelated complaints over the past seven months of older teenage boys or young men having sex with younger girls who “are, by law, too young to provide consent.” Sex without consent is normally called sexual assault, but where the victims are under 16, the offence is considered sexual interference, Burkart said. The charges laid result from four separate investigations. Two of the accused teens are 16 while the others are 19 and 20. The victims’ ages weren’t immediately available, but the youngest is 12. “Nelson Police find this trend very disturbing,” Burkart said. “We see this behavior by these males as nothing short of predatory.” Sexual interference carries minimum jail sentences under the Criminal Code: 14 days for a summary conviction, and 45 days for an indictable conviction. Two accused have court dates on July 26, while another appeared yesterday and the fourth will be in court August 9. It wasn’t immediately known whether the victims themselves complained nor whether the charges relate to single incidents or ongoing relationships.

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Lawyer says Carter posed no threat Continued from Page 1 threatening.” Mungall says she complained to Nelson police after a series of incidents over the fall and winter in person, by phone, and email, which made her fear for her safety and that of her staff. She says the decision to go to police was not made lightly.

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“This is out of the ordinary. A line has been crossed,” Mungall said. “I’m always open to criticism and feedback. It’s absolutely fair for people to disagree with me on policy matters. People have gotten angry before, but it’s not directed at me as a person over a long period of time. Nor has it escalated.” Mungall says there have been no further incidents since she went to police, although she encountered Carter at Market Fest a

week ago Friday. “He announced he was leaving and I was glad he adhered to the [conditions].” Outside court, Suffredine said the case stemmed from “political protests,” and that Carter felt Mungall was not moving quickly enough on issues he raised while “wasting time on things like the Jumbo Pass, which was not in the riding. Some of the ways he did that, it appears she interpreted as possibly being a threat. It’s all imagination. There’s nothing direct.” Suffredine says the incidents included recorded phone messages and Carter’s attendance at a public meeting where he held up a sign. He said while the peace bond — a court order to keep the peace in lieu of criminal charges — has not been granted, Carter is essentially under the same conditions. Suffredine added he hasn’t heard of such a situation before: “During the time I was an MLA [2001-05], I never considered bringing an application like this, although there were lots of contentious matters and lots of people who said pretty rude

Donovan Carter says he hopes the situation is resolved Bob Hall photo soon so both sides “can move on.”

things to me.” Suffredine says at one point he was under police protection after receiving an anonymous death threat. “There are always threats against MLAs. This isn’t a job for sissies,” he says. Carter, who plans to move to Victoria this month, says he hopes the case is “over sooner than later for everybody concerned. Better for me, better for Ms. Mungall, and we can move on.” He said he understands

“what politicians have to put up with,” but “disagrees wholeheartedly with the accusations” that led to the peace bond application. He said he would obey the conditions he is under. Court records show an offence is alleged to have occurred on November 1. Carter appeared before a justice of the peace five days after the information was sworn on February 21, and made five other court appearances before Thursday.

Cold beer store also on the move Continued from Page 3 haven’t been there long enough to really have an established clientele and spend a lot of money on a new store.” Northern Reflections’ last business day is July 24, and then fixtures and stock will be moved to other stores in the chain. Although Laidlaw says they will try to help the five staff being laid off, the closest locations are Cranbrook and Kelowna. Bentley, a luggage store, which had a temporary lease, closed Thursday. It’s unclear how many people worked there or if they may reopen later. A message with the company’s headquarters was not immediately returned. Please Mum’s corporate office did not immediately return calls either, although the children’s clothing shop, which has six employees, remains open. Its fate should be known this week. Wong insisted the changes were good for the mall.

The existing Service Canada centre is in the lower level of Greg Nesteroff photo Kutenai Place.

“I have talked with some of the tenants to make them aware of what is going on and all of the ones I have spoken to are happy,” he said. However, he acknowledged finding new spaces for displaced tenants will take a while, “so there will be some down time where some of these people will be out of work.” Also on the move is Elephant Mountain beer and wine store, which is leaving its kiosk location outside the mall for a 2,200 square foot storefront between SaveOn-Foods and the new government office. “They have always wanted to be right next to SaveOn because of the traffic coming out of the cashiers,” Wong says. He adds the changes follow $6 million in renovations to the mall over the last two years, which attracted new tenants. — With files from Bob Hall

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CLAIRE HALLAM Volunteers Mourn Death of One of Their Own

Search and rescue was ‘central to her life’ GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Local search and rescue members are praising the efforts of a colleague who drowned last week in the Goat River near Creston while on a recovery mission. Sheilah Sweatman, 29, of Ymir, is believed to be the first volunteer in BC search and rescue history killed in the line of duty. “Sheilah has been a valued member of Nelson Search and Rescue for the past 2½ years,” the organization said in a statement. She held many certifications and was a member of various rescue teams. “Sheilah was one of the most dedicated members,” the statement continued. “When available, she would always respond no matter what the operational task. Since joining [the group] search and rescue became central to her life. Sheilah was an integral part of our search and rescue team and will be greatly missed.” The organization declined further comment because the incident remains under investigation by RCMP, WorkSafeBC, and the BC Coroners Service. Last Wednesday afternoon, Sweatman was part Adoption Dance of Joy... You can make it happen

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of a swift water rescue team called to the bridge on Highway 21 south of Creston where a vehicle was reported submerged in the river. Police say in an attempt to attach a tow chain to the vehicle, Sweatman went overboard and did not surface. Her colleagues recovered her body Thursday, as well as the vehicle, a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire, which belonged to Lana Chipesia, 23, of Creston, who was recently reported missing. Chipesia’s body was found Monday further downstream following an aerial search. She was last seen at her home on the Lower Kootenay Band Reserve on June 18. That day she was involved in a minor police complaint, but left before police arrived. Sweatman, meanwhile,

was originally from Manitoba, where her family still lives. She graduated from the University of Manitoba before moving here, where she worked part-time at Nelson Animal Hospital. She was involved in several episodes of the Call Out: Search and Rescue TV series and maintained a blog on the show’s website, although it had not been updated since December. The latest entry is a news release from Premier Christy Clark and Solicitor General Shirley Bond offering condolences on Sweatman’s death. “I want to express my heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of this brave woman who lost her life during this search and rescue call-out,”

Clark said in the statement. “As a province, we are extremely fortunate to have so many dedicated search and rescue volunteers who put their lives on the line to keep us safe.” “It is with deep sorrow that I learned of the tragic loss of this young woman,” Bond added. “British Columbians are grateful for the courage and bravery of the men and women who help protect us through search and rescue groups across the province.” Bond called it a “tragic example” of the risk search and rescue personnel face. Don Bindon, president of the BC Search and Rescue Association said his organization, which represents 2,500 volunteers in 80 communities, has suffered “an immense tragedy,” and that his members are “profoundly saddened by the loss of one of their own. “Each day we accept that search and rescue work is not without risk but when it happens we realize we can never be prepared,” Bindon said Thursday. “Our search and rescue family will recover — the work is too important for us not to be there, but today is our worst day.” Condolences can be sent to



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The loss of a humble hero


t’s a tragedy that has left local search and rescue members in shock. One of their own didn’t return from a mission. Drowned while trying to make a difference. According to her peers, Sheilah Sweatman of Ymir was the embodiment of a search and rescue team member. The 29 year old had a thirst for the outdoors and a passion to make the lives of complete strangers better. When people found themselves in a bind or an accident put lives at risk, she never hesitated to answer the call. She didn’t question the circumstances that lead to the call-out, she simply put her skills and training to work helping. That unselfishness defines search and rescue members across the province. Ironically, that approach also makes it easy for British Columbians take these volunteers for granted. It’s believed Sweatman is the first volunteer in BC search and rescue history to be killed in the line of duty. When you consider the number of calls these folks answer a year, it’s surprising. When people get into trouble, most often the conditions that surround the incident are unusual. The dangers in our backcountry are many, the geography unforgiving and the weather unpredictable. Search and rescue teams rarely venture out to help save lives under ideal circumstances. This extremely rare death is testament to the high level of training and the focus on safety search and rescue crew members execute every time they venture out. The level of organization and knowledge these volunteers exhibit while in the field is impressive. It’s also necessary. Last week’s tragedy has prompted several investigations. Once completed we can only hope search and rescue members will be handed one more tool to strengthen their skills. Sheilah Sweatman’s death should not be in vain. If what is learned can be used to help save the life of another, it would be a small tribute to the change this young woman sought to make. The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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get questions all the time. Here are five recent ones from citizens and merchants: 1. “Could the city have prevented the Kerr building from going down? Was it a conspiracy to be rid of low-rent housing?” I can’t believe the question assumed a conspiracy! Absolutely no conspiracy, for sure. It breaks my heart to see the beautiful old stone building go and to lose the rental housing. We heard chagrined appeals from several people and the heritage folks. The assessment job was managed by insurers, fire inspectors and engineers, and we all really hoped the outcome would be better than demolition. I hope the front door and cornerstone may be saved for the next incarnation on Victoria Street, if the property owner wishes to incorporate them. 2. “What can the City do about guano-encrusted awnings on Baker Street?” We do have an encroachment bylaw that we can resort to, but currently we are informing all building owners about the recent Downtown and Waterfront Sustainability plan, which speaks to the upkeep of the Baker Street area. Some merchants were worried that owners would pass the cost of removing or replacing awnings on to their tenants, but the fact is that many businesses are unattractive above their front doors, and both owners and merchants will benefit from any improvement. The public is also asked

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Council could do little to prevent the Kerr demolition.

not to feed the pigeons — there’s a littering bylaw for that; food droppings are gobbled by mice too, another species out-ofcontrol here, according to a health officer. It’s a soft start, but we hope building owners will rise to do the right thing, and the public will stop feeding the birds and littering any food, either downtown or at the mall. 3. “Why can’t I vote in the civic election if I own property through a company and pay taxes in the city, even if I’m not a resident?” It’s provincially regulated, but the premise is local residence. For example, what if a company from another province or country owned a lot of buildings in Nelson, was able to vote with each property, and control the destiny of the city from afar? Those who actually live here would have proportionally less say in their own direction. The reality is that many of the company owners are from our regional district, and would not jeopardize Nelson’s future in any way. Again, however, it’s provincial legislation.

4. “Why was the city even considering disc golf in the cemetery?” Right away, let’s get rid of the notion that the proposal was anywhere near the cemetery proper, but rather, on lands we would never, ever consider as burial sites (steep slopes) and there was no jumping over tombstones involved! This big misperception has to be cleared up before anybody approaches us for use of those lands, and there have, in fact, been other suggestions for the property’s use in the past. 5. “How come the transit fares went up and some routes and schedules are going to disappear in September?” Longer answer to this one. The buses cost too much, other costs rose, and the debt load choked us at budget time. We have an unwieldy system; by provincial standards, we over-accommodate students and neighbourhoods, and unlike anybody else in the region, we carry folks on Sundays. Our complicated routes take too long to get anywhere, and we need to work with regional routes to simplify the current

loops and redesign the system. We asked BC Transit to address this — pronto. And they did. They checked the ridership, arranged for some buses to be replaced soon by smaller ones, made a draft review for the future, with short, medium and long term fixes, and they are doing this with the regional district too. While BC Transit planned the streamlining, council raised the prices to ride and park — which hasn’t taken care of the cost overrun yet. What you may find in the future planning, if you ride the bus, is that you have to walk another block or two to catch it — but you’ll arrive where you are going faster; on the North Shore we always expected the bus to be caught on the highway, not go up Six Mile Road, for example. So in the short term (August and September), there won’t be Sunday service, we will not be accommodating the peak flood of students at 3:30 all at once; they can take the later regular buses if they want to do after school activities. We will lose special school service runs outside the city limits, unless the regional district coordinates those routes with the city. For the medium and long-term planning, there is going to be plenty of opportunity for public review. It isn’t a perfect draft plan, in my view, but it’s a good start. And it’s all about improving public transit and leaving the cars at home, right? I’ve got dozens more of these questions for future articles!

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Letters to the Editor

Editorial short on facts 29

Re: “Right and wrong,” June

You wrote French immersion is “one tiny element of the public education system.” Well, if it is it shouldn’t be. Increasingly French is demanded as a requirement in public service jobs, for a university education, and why? Because the federal government has sagaciously decided to re-address the imbalance that has long existed between Canada’s two official languages, and it has decided that the most effective way to achieve this aim is through an increase in French immersion programs. We live in a bilingual country and according to provincial policy, a bilingual education through French immersion programs should be made available where demand requires it. Well, demand has required it here in School District 8,

an increased demand that is reflected nationwide.

“All parents need to feel they are being heard by the managers of our children’s education.” You suggest the school board should think in “broader terms.” Well, to ignore the fact that we are a bilingual country is not thinking in broader terms, and actually portrays a rather insular view of the world outside of School District 8. You suggest that “money is tight.” Yes it is, which is why French immersion is a good idea. The school not only receives regular funds for French immersion students, but extra federal funding too. You suggest money should

not be spent on an independent review of the way in which parents were shut out of the decision making process, and that since money is tight “it’s not fair that 30 families impact a budget.” It wasn’t and isn’t just about 30 families who are affected by the lack of communication between a board, school district employees and parents. The reasoning behind the independent review was to work toward a better relationship between all parents and the school district. All parents need to feel they are being heard by the managers of our children’s education, an education that we pay for through our taxes, and an education that seems to be increasingly out of our hands. Francesca Blishen Parent representative to the SD8 French Advisory Council and member of Trafalgar PAC

Mungall playing politics on the HST Re: “Why I’m voting to stop the HST,” June 25 Maybe Michelle Mungall should start earning her money as a MLA. Firstly, she states that the BC Liberal party misled the BC taxpayers in the last provincial election over the HST. What? Darrell Dexter and the NDP in Nova Scotia made a campaign promise that if elected government, there would zero tax increases. What happens? The taxpayers elected a NDP provincial government and the NDP raises the HST from 13 per cent to 15 per cent making it the highest HST in all of Canada. The HST in New Brunswick is 13 per cent, Newfoundland and Labrador 13 per cent, Ontario 13 per cent, Nova Scotia 15 per cent (thanks to the NDP), and BC 12 per cent, which could be lower if the HST ballot passes to keep the HST. Quebec is currently in negotiations with the federal government to bring in the HST. The federal government will give Quebec $2.2 billion for adopting the HST and it is said to be complete for September 2011. This will make the HST in Quebec 14.5 per cent, still less than the NDP government of Nova Scotia. The taxpayers in Quebec just

sit back, pay the taxes, and laugh at the taxpayers of BC that go out onto the street protesting like a third world nation. Bill Vander Zalm’s petition of 557,383 taxpayer signatures protesting HST — not 700,000 as stated because of disqualified signatures — is peanuts in relation to the 14,800,000 taxpayers who have to pay HST in the other provinces. With Quebec, add another seven million taxpayers. How come there is no public outcry from the other taxpayers who now pay HST? Mungall’s claim of returning to the PST/GST is only going to take BC to the back benches in Canada compared to the other provinces. But what do expect from the NDP anyway? They made BC into a have-not province. Maybe the HST ballot should read, “Do you want your province of BC to remain competitive? Yes? No?” If a taxpayer answered no, then they would have to have their head examined. Mungall always uses the phrase “big business.” What she forgets is it is big business that give BC taxpayers paycheques every two weeks, not the NDP and Jim Sinclair and the BC Federation of Labour. With all the taxpayers who

now pay HST, along with Quebec to come, Alberta to follow, with no public outcry, and no popularity in the NDP in other provinces, the BC NDP deserves to remain the official opposition after the next provincial election. BC taxpayers have been married to the NDP three times. On their third marriage to the taxpayers, they won 39 seats, compared to 36 for the opposition, a nail biter. So coming into the next election, BC taxpayers have to ask themselves: Go back to the nightmares of an NDP government, similar to going back to a former spouse after a divorce or just sit still, relax, and play it safe. Mungall should admit all governments are going to collect taxes in some shape, form, or another, but some governments are better than others. Protesting the HST on the phrase “it was the way it was introduced to the taxpayer” is immature thinking to place your voting on. The HST vote is in the hands of the BC taxpayers. They make the final decision, and remember that decision lies with the provincial government, whoever the governing party will be. Joe Sawchuk Duncan

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Our Ties to Asia

Chinese Consul General visits Nelson

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10th Annual Legacy Golf Event Join us on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at Granite Pointe Golf Club. This 4 person scramble is fun for golfers of all abilities. Proceeds from this event will support the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation. Register now by calling 250-352-5913. Registration is $100 per person, including dinner. Or join us for Just Dinner for $35 person (reservations required). Golf for the Health of it!

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Chinese Consul General Liang Shugen made a whirlwind visit to Nelson over the weekend and met with Mayor John Dooley during a banquet at King’s Restaurant. GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

On the heels of a monument being dedicated to Nelson’s Chinese community, China’s Consul General for BC and Yukon stopped in the city Sunday. Liang Shugen’s visit here was the first by a person in his position in about 35 years. “This is my first time in Nelson and my stay is short, however I have a very good impression of the city,” he said. “Beautiful with a lot of history.” Shugen came here as part of a rare tour of the interior, which also took him to Kamloops, where he celebrated Canada Day, and Kelowna. In Nelson, he was feted at a banquet, met with Mayor John Dooley, and saw the rock monument unveiled last month that pays tribute to the city’s Chinese pioneers. Shugen said he appreciated the opportunity to “see the Chinese community who have built up the friendship between the Chinese and Ca-

nadian people, for which I’m grateful.” He expected to discuss “future cooperation between China and the City of Nelson. “I’m sure there will be some business opportunities or cultural or educational exchanges,” he said. Shugen added Canada and China “have had a good relationship for the last four decades or more, since we established diplomatic relations in 1970. I think the relationship’s been growing strong and steadily, especially in the last few years that trade has increased.” He says trade between the two countries is expected to reach $60 billion per year by 2015. This is Shugen’s second posting to Vancouver. A career diplomat, he was previously in BC from 1988-92, and has also had stints in England, Hong Kong, South Africa, and Australia. He says by international practice, diplomats are normally assigned to a country for three or four years and then

moved. He’s been here for 2½ years. In addition to its embassy in Ottawa, China has consulates in Calgary, Toronto, and a new one in Montreal, “so the relationship has been increasing.” King’s Restaurant proprietor Cameron Mah, who hosted the banquet on Sunday, said he was pleased Shugen was able to make it to Nelson. “He was supposed to turn around in Grand Forks and go back to Vancouver, but we insisted he come out here,” Mah says. “The Chinese Freemasons from Kamloops brought him down here just for a few hours.” Mah adds the last time China’s Consul General visited was 35 years ago. At that time he spent three days in the area, and toured Selkirk College in Castlegar, Cominco in Trail, and Notre Dame University in Nelson. It’s the second official visit to Nelson by a high-ranking foreign dignitary this year. In May, Irish ambassador Ray Bassett attended a police board conference here.

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Teens, add some sizzle to summer at the Nelson library. Starting July 13 there will be six weeks of great programs to fill those “nothing to do� summer afternoons. Join the library for yoga with Shanti Yoga, games (both board and electronic), crafts, movies and a special writing workshop with Anne DeGrace. Programs are open to ages 12 and up and are absolutely free. No registration is required so drop in at 3:30 to 5 p.m. for a program each Wednesday afternoon beginning July 13. Snacks and prizes too! For more information contact Joanne at or 352-8259.



The Kidney Foundation is holding its annual West Kootenay Kidney Walk to increase the number of organ donors and raise funds. Everyone is invited to join in, and/or sponsor a walker. Walk takes place Sunday, August 28 at Gyro Park in Trail. Registration opens at 9 a.m., walk begins at 10. Register online at



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Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation is holding its tenth annual Legacy Golf Event on Sunday, July 10 at the Granite Pointe Golf Club. Help the Foundation celebrate by joining them for a fabulous day of fun featuring golf, thousands of dollars in prizes, fabulous food and one great cause! All proceeds from this four-person scramble will be directed to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation Legacy Fund. Registration is $100 per person, and includes a fabulous dinner. Call 352-5913 to register.

Need a resume? Unsure where to start? A one day workshop will show you how to best highlight your skills, abilities and accomplishments to potential employers. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kootenay Career Development Society Training Centre (86 Baker Street) will host this free workshop. Contact or 250-352-6200. Register beforehand to save your place.


Savour each word, even in French at the Nelson Public Library. Il est ÊtÊ et temps d’ouvrir un bon livre! It is summer and time to open up a great book! Enjoy English and French story time at the Nelson Public Library. Kids can sign up in the children’s section of the Nelson Public Library for free. French storytimes, with crafts and games in French too. This is the first year the library is offering French story time so come down and help make it a hit. The French Thursdays will run between 2 and 3 p.m. for kids ages 6-12. For more information on the storytime and other summer programs contact Karalea or Ann at 250-352-8283.


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At the Nelson Legion: Check out our new foosball and refurbished pool and snooker tables along with shuffleboard, darts and 10’ big-screen TV for sports. Wednesday evening – darts; Saturday afternoon – meat draws with karaoke in the evening; Sunday afternoon – crib tournament; last Sunday of every month – Texas Hold ’em charity poker (open to the public); month-end birthday bash; occasional fundraiser barbecues, ribs. etc.; beverage room with a welcoming, friendly atmosphere. Info 250-352-6464 or email Members and guests welcome (service in armed forces not necessary for membership).


The site (1.5 km north of Lemon Creek) will be open for an archeological interpretation event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Archeologists Nathan Goodale, Allissa Nauman and the Hamilton College/Selkirk College field school students will be on hand to provide an intimate and detailed tour of the site. A barbecue lunch will be provided and included as part of the tour. As the cost of the event is provided up front by the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society and Hamilton College, a suggested minimum donation is requested to help cover the costs of the event.


Glade Centennial Celebration. Come enjoy a family-oriented

NELSON AND AREA ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION RESOURCE CENTRE weekend of activities and history celebrating the original Douk-

Open Wednesdays from 12 to 2 p.m. at 719 Vernon Street. Phone hobor settlement of Glade. The festivities will be enhanced with 250-352-6008 or visit entertainment, traditional food, choir music, historical displays and multimedia presentation, contemporary musicians, historical BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP walking tour and hayride. Glade is located beside the Kootenay Nelson’s breast cancer support group meets at Community First River between Nelson and Castlegar. For more information and Health Co-op (518 Lake Street) at noon every fourth Tuesday of schedule of events: the month. For more information call Alice at 250-352-6223 or SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 Nadine at 250-359-7777. Nelson FlightFest is once again up at the Nelson airport. There will SALSA NIGHTS be many vintage, antique, historical and home built aircraft; heliSalsa lessons taught by Jen Mendizabal and Ori Jimenez every copter and airplane rides will be available. Pancake breakfast and Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Finley’s Irish Pub. Drop in fee $15. The barbecue lunch by the air cadets. Flying demonstrations, classic bar also hosts a salsa night the final Saturday of each month. cars, flying model aircraft, heritage bus tours and much more.

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Below the Hume Hotel

Thursday, July 7

Friday, July 9

Fish and Bird The indie folk sensation, Fish and Bird return to Nelson. Fish and Bird have been defying expectations for a long time. They formed in Victoria in 2006 as an acoustic duo, comprised of Taylor Ashton (banjo, guitar, vocals) and Adam Iredale-Gray (fiddle). On their 2007 self titled debut, their take on ‘folk’ included original songs in odd time signatures and traditional murder ballads with rock beats. They have weird vocal improv sections, they rock out in 11/8, sometimes it seems like they’re playing bluegrass, and they might make you cry. Showtime 9 p.m. Tix $10 at the door.

Saturday, July 9

Royal Espresso, co-founder of the jam super group Garaj Mahal, Fareed Haque returns to Nelson, this time with a new band and a new sound. Guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque enjoys a career that spans the spectrum of musical styles while moving easily between jazz and classical guitar. Fareed’s versatility has created a high demand for him with prominent jazz and classical artists all over the world. His new band, Math Games, is described as a Geometric Funk Jazz Guitar Formulae for the above average Fareed Haque citizen. And not only is this an experience for your ears, they’ve got some pretty stellar live visuals happening on stage too! These are an extremely talented bunch of musicians with one of the world’s best guitarists. Showtime 9 p.m. Tix $15.

Thursday, July 21 – Saturday, July 23

Saturday, July 9

East Shore of Kootenay Lake

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

Crawford Bay Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17

Aaron Nazrul and the Boom Booms Aaron Nazrul and the Boom Booms can be found, for undeterminable amounts of time (around half the year) in East Vancouver. Deep family ties and comfortable couches keep the Boom Boom boys warm and cozy, while Vancouver’s cultural melting pot provides stimulation drawn from around the world. Music is heard, and taken to heart… this is no bar-rock band, no flash in the pan popcorn, but the beginning of a long and global road to mastership of the live band art form. Show goes at 10 p.m.

An eclectic assortment music and other entertainment awaits at this year’s Starbelly Jam in Crawford Bay. This year will include world music, hip-hop, reggae, bluegrass, folk, and other acts that are a little harder to define. They will also have entertainment and activities for children (who get in free if they are under age 13 and with an adult). It’s a real family festival! Add a great selection of on-site food, a craft fair, roaming jugglers and clowns, and more, and we have the cultural event of the year in our area. Join us for a weekend of great entertainment, a safe place for kids, and a relaxed festival atmosphere. Camping is available across the road, and there are other accommodations in the area.

Nakusp Music Fest Upper Arrow Lake

Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17

Thursday, July 14

After a maximum capacity event last October, Gaudi returns to Nelson from the UK to rock the Spiritbar once again. Fresh from a non-stop, world-wide touring schedule, this one man act brings his unparalleled live show of signature dub’n’breakz back to the Kootenays. With intro jams and visuals from the BC Dubcats this show will deliver uncompromising bass, top-notch selections and extra-positive vibes all set against a back drop of Gaudi ubiquitous motion graphics. This is the mid-summer, full moon shakedown to be at. Tickets are $22 in advance (includes early entrance to Dub Echoes). Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Film starts at 9 p.m. BC Dubcats A/V intro jams at 10:30 p.m. Gaudi at midnight.


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Having begun his path in 2001, Freddy J has been on a focused mission of constant development, molding his unique style to deliver dancefloor mayhem all across Canada. He unfailingly brings you some of the best bass heavy party tunes every time he plays, which can be described as a mixture of electro, funky, dirty, whompy, groovy, bassy, crunky, and flat out good time having house and breaks. His mixes are guaranteed to bring anyone to their feet and you can count on it that he’ll set the tone for a good time, every time. The only way to explain the vibe to your friends is to tell them that Freddy J will get them shaking their asses all night long. In summary, what more can be said about this one-ofa-kind DJ, other than that his stylish blend of music is like none other, and can only be witnessed by being part of the crowds he rocks each and every time he plays. This is one DJ you won’t want to miss. Show goes at 10 p.m. $5 at the door.

Friday, July 8

The legendary El-B, referred to by some as the Godfather of Dubstep, will be stopping in Nelson whilst touring behind his latest LP release Ghost Chaser. Through his own Ghost Records imprint, El-B has sculpted and defined the modern dubstep sound and famously inspired the prodigious talent of Burial and countless others. Alongside EL-B will be Yan Zombie, Fluxo and Dubconscious... a great line-up! And since the Royal is one of the Nelson Lumber Jackies roller derby team sponsors, the event will be the official afterparty to their event the Carnival of Carnage, with $5 off cover with your derby ticket stub. So hold on to it. Showtime 9:30 pm Tix $10 before 10:30, $15 after.

The Capitol Theatre




Spirit of the West The Doobie Brothers, Kevin Costner & Modern West, Soul Asylum, Spirit of the West, Savoy Brown, The Sheepdogs, Honeymoon Suite, Canned Heat, Grapes of Wrath and many more make up the line-up of this year’s Nakusp Music Music Fest. For more information head to


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Open fire ban now in effect Nelson Star Staff

The Southeast Fire Centre has banned open fires throughout its jurisdiction, which includes all of the West Kootenay, to prevent humancaused wildfires. The ban is in place until further notice. It prohibits burning any waste, slash, stubble or grass, and using fireworks or burning barrels of any size or description. It does not prohibit campfires providing they are a half-meter high by a half-meter wide or smaller, or cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. The ban covers all BC Parks, Crown and private lands, but does not apply within municipal boundaries. Anyone violating the ban faces a ticket of $345. Crews from the Southeast Fire Centre have responded to 16 wildfires since April 1, which together have burned 28 hectares.

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With summer now hitting its stride, action at the West Kootenay EcoSociety’s Wednesday market is sure to heat up. Last Wednesday the 400 block of Baker Street was alive with action.

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Sandcastle of epic proportions Local sculptors John McKinnon and Denis Kleine haul their skills to Germany to take part in record breaking sandcastle that winds down Baltic Sea beach for 27.5 kilometres sured 26.5 km. McKinnon became involved with sand sculpture several years ago, and will be going to Parksville on Vancouver Island for their annual sandcastle festival on July 16.

MEGAN COLE Nelson Star Reporter

A couple of local sculptors put their skills to work recently to break a 20-year-old record for the world’s longest sandcastle. John McKinnon and Denis Kleine, along with 22 other sculptors from around the world, traveled in June to the German island of Rugen on the Baltic Sea. “There were people from Russia, Holland, Czech Republic, Germany and Hungary,” said McKinnon. The final measurement for the sandcastle was 27.5 km. McKinnon said as he looked down the nine kilometre long beach he could see sandcastles disappearing into the distance. “We built 22 sandcastles and each was about 500 metres apart,” he said. “We joined the sandcastles together with walls. A machine came in and built some trenches and on the last day about 10,000 volunteers showed up and decorated and cleaned the walls up.” Kleine and McKinnon built two castles. One was a more traditional castle, which included a dragon. The second was made up of cubes; McKinnon called it a “picastle.” A rain storm hit the beach during the competition and McKinnon said some sculptors ran into problems, but even though their traditional castle was slightly damaged, it held up to the rain. To build the castles the sand was packed into forms. “The forms were laid out and the



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930 Rossland Avenue 250-364-1661 Denis Kleine (left) and John McKinnon’s work is well known in the Nelson area — McKinnon for his iconic sandstone sculptures in locations like Lakeside and Gyro parks and Kleine for his osprey sculpture in the bay between the mall and the playing fields. Last month the pair put their skills to the test helping build the world’s longest sandcastle.

sand was brought in and packed into the forms. They were about 10 feet high,” said McKinnon. “And then we stripped the forms off and carved the castles.” McKinnon and Kleine used a variety of trowels and shovels to carve the castles. He said sand had to be brought in because beach sand typically doesn’t lend itself to building tall

sand sculptures. “The beach sand is quite round and it doesn’t pack very well,” he said. “They brought in sand that would pack a little better with a little bit of clay in it.” A German TV

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Community New Nelson Star Feature

Seasonings: a year of great recipes in your local paper ANNE DEGRACE Special to the Nelson Star


h, summer. What better time to start a monthly feature about cooking the in Kootenays? This is when gardens burst forth with all things edible, and neighbours swap spinach for snap peas over the garden fence. When the Nelson Public Library and the Kootenay Country Store Co-op joined forces to create the literary cookbook Seasonings: a year of local flavour in words and recipes, it was with these days in mind — and the days after that, and the days after that. Because there’s always something good in the garden or the pantry ready to make its way to your table. Recipes in Seasonings come from local lovers of good food. Today’s comes from the Kootenay Co-op Kitchen archives — “hundreds and hundreds of recipes available in print

and on our website,” explains Jocelyn Carver of the Co-op. “They come from customers, staff, and our cooking class instructors.” The co-op regularly offers cooking classes, and registration is now open for classes with Maggie Jones. The Co-op recipe archives have been growing for two decades, ever since its first customer service person, Abra Brynne, decided that delicious ideas were worth keeping. Abra is also a literary contributor to Seasonings with An Ode to Farmers, an essay that nicely bookends the collection (see sidebar on page 15). July’s recipe, Arugula and White Bean Salad, was chosen because “it honours the flavor of the Co-op in that it’s a mixture of high quality ingredients people know and love as well as some great local organic ingredients sure to become household favourites after trying this recipe,” says Jocelyn.

ARUGULA AND WHITE BEAN SALAD This is a wonderful multipurpose summer salad. It keeps well in the fridge and actually tastes better the day after it is made. It can be a complete meal or a side dish for a BBQ or picnic. Serves 4 as a meal, 8 as a side dish 2 cups cooked White Northern beans 2 – 3 cloves garlic 3 tsp fresh rosemary or 1½ tsp dried 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar 5 Tbsp sherry vinegar ½ tsp salt ½ tsp black pepper 2/3 cup olive oil 2 cups arugula, chopped fine 3-4 Roma tomatoes, chopped fine ½ cup Kalamata olives, chopped fine 1 cup crumbled feta (optional)

In a blender or food processor, mix the garlic, rosemary, vinegars, salt and pepper. Continue to blend while slowly adding the olive oil. Mix the beans, arugula, tomatoes and olives in a large salad bowl. Pour desired amount of the dressing over the salad, mix and combine. Serve at room temperature. Note: to cook your beans, begin the night before. Soak beans overnight in plenty of water. Drain and cook beans in simmering water until tender (about 40 minutes). Beans have better flavor if you add ½ tsp each of salt, garlic powder and a sprig of marjoram in the last 15 minutes of cooking. Just before draining, mix in a spoonful of miso paste.

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(excerpt) Willie Nelson may sing of all the girls he has loved, but my song is about some of the farmers I love and who inspire me. The first farmers on whom I imprinted were my parents. From them I learned the important lessons of group effort: each one according to his or her ability. Together, our clan of 12 picked rocks, corralled steers, planted seeds, tended young fruit trees, weeded, picked, harvested, preserved, and feasted on the fruits of our labour. We were sustained year round from the land, the water, the sun, and the work of our own bodies. I also learned that being the runt of the family doesn’t always mean one is drowned. And my taste buds were forever branded with the joy and wonder of food eaten at its height of perfection, plucked from the tree, bush, or out of the ground.

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BIRTHDAY At Lakeside Park in Nelson and all around the Kootenays, folks got down to celebrating the Maple Leaf on Friday. Here’s a look at some of the action...


Nelson kicked off the celebrations at Lakeside Park with the cutting of the big birthday cake (middle) that saw city councillors doing the serving and eight-year-old Aloka Jarman (left) was one of those doing the tasting. O Canada was sung by the Heritage Harmony Barbership Chorus (right). Bob Hall photos

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Seen & Heard

TOP LEFT — Rotarian Wendi Thomson helps with the baron of beef which was a popular lunch item for park visitors. TOP MIDDLE — Randy Leach gets to work on his laughing Budda sandcastle as part of the annual Lakeside beach contest. MIDDLE LEFT — Johanna Brochhagen gets smacked by a massive soap bubble. BOTTOM LEFT — The folks of Silverton wore their Canadian colours proudly (Greg Nesteroff photo). BELOW LEFT — A blacksmith demonstration at Silverton’s Fingland Cabin (Nesteroff photo). BELOW RIGHT — Sixteen-month-old Maya Decker seemed to enjoy the action at Lakeside Park. BOTTOM LEFT — Three-year-old Violet Baker got busy at the craft table. BOTTOM RIGHT — Tangerine was one of the many acts that played throughout the day at the Lakeside stage.

photos by Bob Hall

Speeches to kick off Canada Day in Nelson included (from top) Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce president — and Nelson Star publisher — Chuck Bennett, Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, Nelson Rotary Club president Norm McCarvell and Nelson mayor John Dooley, who was accompanied by grandson Tag.


Wednesday, July 6, 2011 Nelson Star


The Queens Bees Project Presents at City Hall

Council gets the buzz on urban bees BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

A Slocan Valley woman is hoping Nelson city council gets in on the buzz around urban beekeeping. At last week’s committee of the whole meeting Christina Yahn spoke to council about The Queens Bees Project. One of the goals of the grassroots project is to create policy that would allow and encourage city residents to begin keeping bees on their property. “One of the big issues is just getting our bee populations increased enough so we can sustain our own bees,” Yahn explained. Honeybees are vital to food production. Bees are important pollinators that help plant life across the globe flourish. Over the years human activ-

ity, pollution, changing agricultural practices and invasive species have had a serious impact on bee populations, she said. In what experts are calling a crisis, the entire food supply is at risk if bee populations don’t rebound. Yahn told council urban beekeeping is on the rise in big cities like Vancouver, Calgary and Chicago. In smaller centres like Vernon and Fernie, city councils have recently adopted bylaws to regulate and stimulate beekeeping. One of the upshots for those who decide to embark on beekeeping as a hobby is honey can be produced for sale. But Yahn warns it shouldn’t be about the bottom line. “Like most things, when it’s all about money or making honey there are things that start to lack,” she said. “But when you are truly a

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Christina Yahn of The Queens Bees Project addressed city council last week.

bee guardian and you are taking care of the bees, understanding the whole relationship between the plant, human and bee… then naturally you are going to be doing the best for the hive. In turn they are going to grow and make

Sheilah Sweatman

It is with great sadness that Nelson Search and Rescue announces the passing of our member, volunteer and search and rescue technician Ms. Sheilah Sweatman during a search and rescue operation near Creston on June 29, 2011. Sheilah has been a valued member of Nelson Search and Rescue for the past two and a half years. Since becoming a member of Nelson Search and Rescue, Sheilah has completed her Ground Search and Rescue Course, OFA III First Aid Certification, Organized Avalanche Response Team Leader Certification, the Canadian Avalanche Association Avalanche Level 1 Technician Certification and the Swift Water Rescue Certification. Sheilah was also training a dog for the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association. Sheilah was a member of our Medical Team, Swift Water Rescue Team, Rope Team, Boat Team as well as our Winter Avalanche Team. With her expertise, Sheilah was involved in numerous searches, rescues and medical rescues in the Kootenay Region. Sheilah was one of the most dedicated Nelson Search and Rescue members. When available, she would always respond no matter what the operational task. Since joining Nelson Search and Rescue, search and rescue became central to her life. Sheilah has been involved in several of the “Call Out Search and Rescue” episodes seen on television. Sheilah was an integral part of our search and rescue team and will be greatly missed. Condolences can be sent to:

more honey.” The majority of council seemed receptive to the idea, but did throw several questions Yahn’s way. Councillor Robin Cherbo told Yahn he thought it was a great idea, but wondered about hives being a

bear attractant. “It’s not really like the cartoons where you have hives and the bears gather around,” she said. Yahn did concede there are challenges, but through her project said there was nothing that couldn’t be overcome. Supporting Yahn at the meeting was Harrop resident Dave Johnston who currently maintains 50 hives at his property east of Nelson. Johnson grew up in Nelson, where his parents kept urban hives on their property in the 1950s and ‘60s. He told council there were the odd problems with swarms, but they were always handled easily by those who know how to control the hives. Yahn told local media after the meeting that she understands some city residents might initially

react negatively to the increase of stinging insects, but added education is the key to acceptance. “It’s an automatic reaction,” Yahn said of the reluctance. “They are really misunderstood and there is a lot of fear. I really believe that the more people learn about them the less fear we would have as a society.” At the end of her presentation council agreed to take a closer look at its policies regarding beekeeping at its priority setting meeting in September. “It was great to see,” Yahn said of council’s reaction. “From here I am just going to continue following up with them to make sure that it is something that stays a priority in their meetings. I will also continue to education with the public.”

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Kootenay Kids and West Kootenay EcoSociety have announced that the popular Farms to Families program will resume for 2011. Through the program, Kootenay Kids provides vouchers to families in need to allow them to purchase fresh produce at the Cottonwood and Downtown markets operated by the EcoSociety. Each voucher, worth $3, can be redeemed for

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two years, and we’re confident this year will be no different.” EcoSociety executive director David Reid agreed, saying “Farms to Families recognizes the important connections between health, the environment, and social justice. This project directly supports our goals in hosting the markets each week: we want to get more fresh local produce in the hands and mouths of families, and we want to support our region’s

farming community.” The program was originally funded in part by the BC Gaming Commission. A fundraiser with Grounded Coffee in Nelson and private donations have allowed the program to continue in 2011. Qualifying families can pick up their vouchers from Kootenay Kids and spend them at the Wednesday market or the Saturday market until October 29, when the markets close for the winter.

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Community Linking the North End of the Lake

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A partnership between the Kaslo InfoNet (KIN) Society and the Lardeau Valley Opportunity Links Society has been formed to share a website. InfoNet has been running their website for several years for those residents at the north end of the lake that receive their high-speed Internet service from the society. However, as with many groups there are only so many hours in a day to get things done, so LINKS (Lardeau Val-

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If you love the outdoors, cycling, and would like to help those in need, you are invited to join the sixth annual Peddle Along a Rail Trail (PART 6) on Saturday, July 23. This exciting ride is hosted by Kootenay Christian Fellowship and Castlegar Christian Fellowship in cooperation with the Nelson First Baptist Church. It is an annual event to raise funds for Our Daily Bread. Our Daily Bread is Nelson’s only hot lunch program operating five days a week from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each day they provide hot, nutritious meals to approximately 50 members of our community. Many of their guests are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or are among the working poor. The meal they provide is often the only meal they will eat for the day. This bike ride is truly a unique and wonderful experience. It travels along the old CP Rail line from the Paulson Detour Road to the Celgar mill parking lot. It is an incredibly scenic four-to-five hour ride with trestles, tunnels, and spectacular views from high above the Arrow Lake. They provide transportation for you and your bicycle and will pick you up at one of two locations: l 811 Stanley Street (Central School Parking Lot) in Nelson at 7:15 a.m. l 1801 Connors Road (Castlegar Christian Fellowship) in Castlegar at 8:15 a.m. Bring your own water bottle, snacks, and lunch for the day. You will also want a flashlight as there is a long, dark tunnel on route. They have a support vehicle that travels with us in the event that anyone needs assistance. Helmets are mandatory. At the end of the ride, they will provide a hot meal as part of your registration cost. The registration fee is $60. If you prefer, you can raise pledges for Our Daily Bread. If you raise $125 or more in pledges, your registration fee will be waived. If you would like more information about the PART 6 or to register, please contact Danielle at 250-352-7700 or Registrations can also be found online at Space is limited so please register as soon as possible. The deadline for registration is July 20. For more information on Our Daily Bread, call 250-352-7700, email, visit us online at kootenaychristianfellowship. com/odb.html, or stop in for lunch and see Our Daily Bread’s success.

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Fred Simister

Fred Simister is a local boy who has been involved with sports all his life. Growing up in Rossland, Fred played baseball, basketball, golf and skied. While working at Teck he continued these interests and got more involve the older he became. When Fred turned “of age” some of

his older friends invited him to get involved with the Seniors Games. At that time he was referred to as the “young pup” as Fred was the youngest player on the team. The first games that Fred participated in were in Elkford and Fred has missed only one Games in thirteen years. He was willing and wanting to go to Prince George. However, he was diagnosed with colon cancer, a condition that is now in remission and Fred has returned to his very a active life style.

ning one gold, two silver and three bronze medals. The greatest accomplishment was the gold medal victory against Vancouver. In the round robin competition, Vancouver clobbered the West Kootenay 14-0 but the two teams met again in the gold medal game with the West Kootenay team being victorious. Fred does say that victory was a very special moment in his sporting career.

siderable. This year is especially busy as Zone 6 has over 400 athletes competing rather than the usual approximately 120. As an example of this, slow pitch has three teams involved rather than the one team that has traditionally gone to the games.

Fred explains how the competitive spirit is enhanced with the the mixture of men and women participating, so the skill level is high. This As well as being a participant Fred is sounds like a great activity for the also very active in the organization of public to enjoy and cheer for during the Seniors Games. He is the regis- the Seniors Games. D During the time with trar for all of Zone 6 and the amount s pitch, the team of time he and his wife, Janie, spend slow h done well win- inputting data for the Games is conhas Can you help out? Your family? Your team? Your service club? Your organization?

Join our Team! Dragon Boating Volunteers! Dragon Boating is in need of some strong, cold-resistant, water-loving volunteers who will stand in the lake at Lakeside Park in Nelson and hold the boats while paddlers load and unload.

Parking Attendants Needed! Help us keep things moving at our sport and special events sites!

Each boat will need 4 launch assistants. This is a great volunteer opportunity for a team of friends or co-workers.

We need confident, organized people to help with parking and traffic flow at event sites in Castlegar, Trail and Nelson from August 16-21st.

Volunteer for as little as 5 hours on August 18th or August 19th.

A perfect volunteer opportunity for community and business groups who want to volunteer as a team!

Register as a Volunteer now!

Register as a Volunteer now!

Volunteer for Track and Field! World records in Track & Field will be set! Be there for the action! Volunteers needed for field events (raking, marking, measuring, spotting, handling equipment) at Haley Park Field in Trail from August 17th – 20th. Course volunteers also needed for Road Races on August 20th. Volunteer for as little as 4 hours!

Register as a Volunteer now!

Register Online! Pick up a registration form at: Nelson Recreation Complex ώ Castlegar Community Complex ώ Trail Aquatic Center Contact us! 250-365-2211 ώ Sign up to Volunteer!

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Nelson Rep Soccer Teams

Provincial bound

Andrea Klassen photo

The Nelson U15 boys are one of the teams in the hunt for provincial gold. Nelson Star Staff

Six Nelson Youth Soccer rep teams are engaged in action this week, hoping to return home with a Provincial B Cup trophy. Play began Wednesday for four teams in Penticton — U13 boys, U14 boys, U17 boys and U17 girls — while the U13 girls started their quest in Powell River and the U15 boys in 100 Mile House. All the teams qualified for pro-

vincial play by triumphing over their Kootenay rivals in mid-June. This year larger organizations like Kelowna and Kamloops will be vying for provincial gold in the B Cup, so the Nelson teams come into the tournaments as the underdogs. Last season the U18 boys surprised many by bringing home a provincial title. The Nelson Star will have full coverage of the results in next week’s papers.

Local Scoreboard U12 GIRLS TEAM GP Kootenay Co-Op 7 Maclean & Taylor Chiropractic 7 Carmichael Toews Irving 7 Nelson Stars 7 Abacus Heating & Air Cond. 7 Jamieson Contracting 7

W 7 5 4 3 2 0

L 0 2 3 4 5 7

T 0 0 0 0 0 0

P 14 10 8 6 4 0

U12 BOYS TEAM GP Peak Freaks 5 Nelson Pro. Firefighters 5 Slocan Valley Tri City Pump 5 Range Helicopters 5 Investors Group 5 Mistiso’s Place Vacation 5 JY Contracting 5 Pacific Insight Electronics 5

W 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1

L 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 3

T 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 1

P 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 3

U14 BOYS TEAM GP Quizno’s Subs 10 BC/DC 9 Kootenay Lake Electric 10 Western Auto Wreckers 10 KBS 9

W 7 7 3 2 1

L 1 1 6 6 6

T 2 1 1 2 2

P 16 15 7 6 4

U14 GIRLS TEAM GP Hanley & Sons Construction 8 Sidewinders 8 Spearhead Timberworks 8 Prestige Lakeside Resort 8 Big Cranium (Kaslo) 8 Selkirk Veterinary Hospital 8

W 7 5 2 2 2 1

L 1 1 3 4 5 5

T 0 2 3 2 1 2

P 14 12 7 6 5 4

U18 BOYS TEAM GP CanFilters Canada Ltd. 6 Pacific Insight Dodgers 6 Maglio Building Centre 6 WWOOF Canada 6

W 6 4 2 0

L 0 2 4 6

T 0 0 0 0

P 12 8 2 0

U18 GIRLS TEAM GP Remedy RX Pharmacy 6 RHC Insurance Brokers Ltd. 6 Pacific Insight Porsche 6 Rotary Day Breakers 6

W 5 4 2 1

L 1 2 4 5

T 0 0 0 0

P 10 8 4 2

Game On – Kim Palfenier

Summer and winter collide


t’s hard to think about September when we’ve barely had time to get sand between our toes! Nonetheless, when the heat is (finally) bearing down it will be refreshing to drink and think ice — whatever the form. Registration for Nelson Minor Hockey 2011-12 season is already underway. The early bird registration deadline has been extended to July 15 with

Nelson City Soccer League

Nelson Youth Soccer

drop off of registration forms at Pixie Candy (due to the Canada Post labour disruption). Nelson Minor Hockey will also hold a registration booth at the community complex on August 25 where questions and queries may also be answered. Final registration deadline date is September 1. For more information see

in two sessions throughout July and August. Registration is now open for all levels of PowerSkate, CanSkate and StarSkate, plus dryland training and private lessons. A great way to improve skills prior to the skating season. For complete information and to download registration forms visit

Nelson Figure Skating Club is offering its summer school

For those of you not ready to think winter sports just yet

LEO’S MEN’S OPEN TEAM GP W Innkeepers 9 6 The Action 9 4 Kootenay Co-Op 8 4 West Kootenay United 10 3 Kootenay FC 8 1

L 1 2 4 6 5

T 2 3 0 1 2

P 20 15 12 10 5

FINLEY’S LADIES REC GP W 7 6 6 4 6 3 6 2 7 1

L 1 2 3 4 6

T 0 0 0 0 0

P 18 12 9 6 3

T 1 1 2 1 1 0

P 22 19 11 10 7 0

TEAM Dirty Dozen Red Dog Lily Whites Finley’s Jiggers Selkirk Eyecare

JACKSON’S HOLE MEN’S MASTERS TEAM GP W L Jackson’s Hole 8 7 0 Bia Boro 8 6 1 Club Inter 8 3 3 Real Nelson 8 3 4 Ted Allen’s 8 2 5 Red Dog 8 0 8

Nelson Mixed Slo-Pitch TEAM MainJet Jackson’s Louie’s Prestige Thunder Bogustown Fighting Aardvarks Our Glass Fightin’ Irish Van Hellemond Sporte Competition Wild Cards Rally Caps Funky Monkey Cardinals Nelson & Dist. Credit Union Take Outs Cait’s Crew Lights Out OK Tire Can-Filters

there are a few more summer camps to keep you active... Rhythmic Dimensions club is offering summer rhythmic gymnastics and dance performance camps in Nelson and Winlaw. The camps will include rhythmic gymnastics (apparatus, body technique, stretching and conditioning), dance, creative expression and fun games. Winlaw camp runs August 8 to 11 and Nelson August 15 to 18. To register contact 250 505-1812 or Selkirk Saints Basketball Camp with coach Vivian Kingdon is being held at the Castlegar campus July 18 to 21, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for ages

GP 11 12 13 11 11 14 12 10 12 10 11 12 11 10 11 9 13 12 13 9

W 11 10 10 9 9 9 7 6 6 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 1 0

L 0 1 3 1 1 5 5 4 6 5 6 7 7 6 7 6 10 10 13 9

T 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

P 23 21 20 19 19 18 14 12 12 10 9 9 8 8 8 6 6 4 2 0

9 to 12 boys and girls. Registration deadline is July 11 call 250-368-1991 or go to selkirk. ca/athletics This camp is designed to introduce basketball to young players. The camp focuses on fundamental skills and games.

Nelson Whitewater rafting has both scenic float tours operating July to September and class 2 to class 4 rapids while the run off provides. Pick up and drop off is at the Prestige resort in Nelson. Check out nelsonwhitewaterrafting.


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Community Selkirk College Business Administration Program

Students lend a hand to Georgian businesses SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Georgia is a country that wants to move its economy into the new millennium. Not an easy task for a former Soviet republic that has been in conflict on and off with Russia since the summer of 2008. Despite their country’s troubles, Georgians are a friendly and very hospitable people. According to Selkirk College business instructor Michael Konkin, they want to embrace capitalism but don’t yet have the know-how or the infrastructure to make a western-style economy work. As well, they are faced with 20 per cent interest on business loans, a prohibitive amount for the small business entrepreneur. “They have difficulty understanding the concept of the customer. Having a customer orientation is not part of Georgia’s communist heritage. While they live in a relatively modern world today — with cell phones and Facebook — they have a

very limited concept of entrepreneurism.” This limited understanding of entrepreneurism is what business administration students Krys Klimuk and Trent Zoobkoff set out to change, at least a little. On a two-week internship earlier this year, the pair travelled to the city of Tbilisi with Konkin, and two students and faculty from Thompson Rivers University. Their work completed the final stage of an economic development project spearheaded by Selkirk’s International Program and funded by Canadian Investment Development Agency. “The assistance provided by our business administration faculty and students in Georgia is a great example of bringing Selkirk College to the world,” says Vi Kalesnikoff, dean of community, corporate and international development. “It was the final stage of a successful five-year project in the region.”

From left: Krys Klimuk, Trent Zoobkoff and Selkirk College business administration instructor Michael Konkin recently travelled to Tbilisi, Georgia, to meet with entrepreneurs and help them move toward a market-based economy. Carrie Voysey photo

Students and faculty met with a dozen entrepreneurs — from egg and mushroom farmers to car importers — and discussed their businesses and their challenges. Some of the entrepreneurs were also business students

at Gori College and Georgian Technical University. One-on-one consultations helped them learn about customer service and about how to tackle their business problems strategically, with an eye to the future.

“Georgian business owners find it very challenging to invest in the future. Russian warplanes still fly overhead occasionally, so their focus tends to be on making money right now. They need stability and infrastructure,” explains Konkin. From the students’ perspective, the trip had a lasting impact. “This internship was a great learning experience for me. I had the opportunity to see how business was conducted in another country and I got to help entrepreneurs resolve some of their business issues,” explains Krys Klimuk. “Everything about this experience is memorable. It was an eye-opener to see how different Canadian culture is compared with Georgian culture and how welcoming our hosts were.” Selkirk College offers business programs with international work, study and volunteer opportunities for Canadian students. Visit for details.



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The sale will run until July 31st 2011.Come see us for other great deals!

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Calling all CHALK ARTISTS! ArtWalk 2011 is looking for a few inspired and inspiring artists to create sidewalk masterpieces for ArtWalk's Grand Opening on July 22nd. Fee provided. Please contact Joy Barrett, the City of Nelson's Cultural Development Officer, at for more details.


The Capitol Theatre presents


Touchstones Nelson:

Museum of Art and History Peek Your Curiosity

at Nelson’s public museum and art gallery. Open 7 days a week.

The 23rd Annual Summer Youth Program July 21 - 23 7:30pm July 23 2:00pm Charge by Phone 250.352.6363 Buy online

$15 Adult $10 Youth $40 Family of Four

502 Vernon Street Nelson | 250.352.9813

Directed by Allison Girvan and Laura Metcalf Choreographer Lynette Lightfoot Set Designer Murray Kimber Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz

Rated: Master

Using the numbers from 1 to 9 please fill in the blank cells. Each number can be used only once in each row, column, and 3 X 3 block. Each puzzle is rated for degree of difficulty as : Beginner * Advanced * Master




Paul studied Foundation Arts at Fanshawe College in London Ontario before transferring to the Photographic Arts program at Ryerson Poltechnical in Toronto. He later attended the Day Studio Workshops in San Francisco, and the Instituto D’el Arte in San Miguel de Allende. He also had the great fortune to study with Jack Wise at the Metchosin International School of the Arts on Vancouver Island. Paul’s work incorporates painting, photography and montage, Islamic geometry, Celtic knot work and Buddhist mandalas. Initially working on walls, furniture and decorative objects. His process now focuses on the two-dimensional surfaces of paper, canvas, and hardboard. Paul currently resides in Nelson, BC, where a little white dog often visits his studio to advise him on technique and subject matter. Paul’s work can be seen at The Alley Gallery (formerly the Grid) during ArtWalk: Opening Night July 22nd from 6-9 pm, running until September 2nd.

















































































Wednesday, July 6, 2011 Nelson Star


Katimavik wraps up 5 years of volunteer service in Nelson SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Since 2006, Katimavik has brought 13 groups of young committed volunteers to the community to assist with the needs of local non-for-profit organizations. June 22 was the last day of the program for the current group of Katimavik volunteers who said their goodbyes with a final presentation of their experience. What made this ceremony even more significant is that

it also marked the departure of Katimavik from Nelson. Tristan Bondett, project leader, explained that it is normal for Katimavik to rotate communities. “We feel it is important for the program to benefit as many communities as possible in British Columbia, as well as in Canada as a whole,” he said. Two groups of 11 volunteers have visited Nelson this year. Each Katimavik volunteer averaged 35 hours a week of service with the following organiza-

tions: Nelson CARES Society, Nelson and District Youth Center, Camp Koolaree, AFKO, Kootenay Kids, Nelson Women’s Center, West Kootenay EcoSociety, Kootenay Co-op Radio and the Salvation Army. Over the last five years, other local groups, including Nelson Food Cupboard Society, Nelson University Centre Education Society, BC Conservation Foundation, Earth Matters, Canadian Cancer Society West Kootenay office. Each benefited from Katimavik. In addition to hours

given by the youth to their volunteer-service placements with not-for-profit groups, Katimavik volunteers also found time to lend a hand in many important community events, including Carnivale, Cabane a Sucre, outdoor skateboard park fundraiser, Fruitvale May Days. Katimavik promotes civic engagement and fosters sustainable communities through challenging national youth service programs. Since 1977, Katimavik has enabled more than 30,000

Canadians to be involved in more than 2,000 communities throughout Canada. Volunteers between the ages of 17 and 21 live with 10 other youth from across the country in one or two communities. They commit to volunteering in the context of a six-month program where they will provide work 28 to 35 hours a week for a variety of not-for-profit organizations. For further information on Katimavik please visit or visit our blog at

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A career that fits, naturally. Selkirk College values family, healthy living and a positive work-life balance in the scenic West Kootenay and Boundary Regions.

DEAN OF INSTRUCTION Applications are invited for the position of Dean of Instruction, Education and Students Division. The Dean will provide leadership, management and support for three schools, and work closely with the chairs, faculty and staff to accomplish the schools’ short-term and long-term goals and objectives. As a member of the senior management team, the Dean is a key participant in college-wide planning processes, including enrolment management, educational planning and budget development. In addition, the Dean is responsible for the Mir Centre for Peace and is the primary liaison with UBC in supporting the West Kootenay Teacher Education program. CONTINUING/FULL TIME. Competition #50. Closing: August 2, 2011. Visit our website for details on this and other career opportunities. Selkirk College Human Resources 301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar, BC V1N 4L3 250.365.1390 |

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Eleanor Crowe-Ross

Poet, Cortes Island BC. Our mother passed away unexpectedly in Nanaimo Hospital on Monday June 13, with her husband Don and her grand children Cassandra and Robin by her side. Eleanor was born in Nelson BC, where she graduated high school and went on to pursue a career in writing. Eleanor survived her father, A.J. “Jack” Crowe, a professional landscaper and grounds keeper of the Blaylock estate “Lakewood” for many years. Eleanor said the saddest day in her life was the passing of her mother, Mary “Molly” Crowe, in 1957 when Eleanor was just 19 years old. However, Eleanor went on to live life to its fullest, and she left a legacy of experience and knowledge for her own children and grand children, who all loved her. Eleanor is survived by her children Ken, Michelle, Kathy, Patti, and Randy. A family memorial service will be held in July. Randy Lake -

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Editor Site Administrator 1 Position Available ROCA Mines Inc. is focused on the outstanding mineral exploration and development potential located within British Columbia (BC), Canada. Roca’s primary asset through its wholly owned subsidiary FortyTwo Metals Inc. is the MAX Molybdenum Mine; the 2009 BC Mining & Sustainability Award recipient. The company is currently seeking one full-time Site Administrator for its MAX Molybdenum Mine; a 500 tonne per day underground molybdenum mine in the village of Trout Lake, BC. Our operation is located approximately 80 km from both Nakusp and Revelstoke in British Columbia allowing employees to commute to site daily and enjoy an idyllic outdoor lifestyle. The company offers a competitive remuneration package including health and dental benefits, training, diverse career challenges and development opportunities. Salary is dependent on experience and the successful applicant will be required to work 4 days per week (6:30am – 4:00pm). To be successful in this role, the applicant will have: • A minimum of one (1) year administrative experience • Demonstrated skills in the Microsoft Office Suite (primarily Outlook and Word) • A Class 5 driving license & clean driving record • Strong written & verbal skills • A willingness to learn • Excellent time management The applicant must also be a motivated team player with initiative and a commitment to the company’s goals and safety and environmental policies. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at Qualified candidates should submit a resume outlining qualifications and experience by July 12th 2011 to; Melanie Joyce Human Resources Generalist #490 – 1122 Mainland Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5L1 Fax: 604-684-2902 • Ph: 684-2900

Castlegar News is currently seeking an editor to manage its weekly community newspaper in the beautiful City of Castlegar. The editor is based out of our Castlegar office and will manage a team of one reporter. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in community and become an active member of the community. The successful candidate will be responsible for setting the vision for this community newspaper and for helping our reporter excel with their reporting skills. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who works well as a member of a diverse and unique team. Qualifications: Proficiency with InDesign and Photoshop are required as is a background in the community newspaper industry. Other qualifications include: Previous experience in the community newspaper industry; Post secondary education/preferably college diploma in journalism; Photography skills and own camera equipment required; Page layout skills required; Excellent verbal and written communication skills required; Own transportation required The salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resume (with references), clippings and a cover letter to: Chris Hopkyns Black Press Unit 2, 1810 8th Avenue, Castlegar B.C. V1N 2Y2 Canada Fax: (250) 365-6390

Help Wanted Sales Consultant

The Nelson Star has an opening for a sales consultant to join our busy community newspaper. We are looking for a dynamic problem solver, who has a passion for their community and for helping our customers with all their marketing and advertising needs. Previous sales experience would be helpful, but not required. We are really looking for the right person. You need to be creative, driven to be successful and be willing to roll up your sleeves and get to work. You will need to be a strong personality who looks at challenges as opportunities. You will need to be an active member our community and will need to have a keen interest in the growth and success of Nelson. You will need above average computer skills and your own reliable vehicle. This is a full-time position, Monday to Friday. We offer a better than average compensation package, that includes benefits. If this position sounds perfect then we definitely want to hear from you. Please send resume and cover letter to Chuck Bennett at No phone calls please and only those who are chosen for an interview will be contacted.


The Morning Star in Vernon, B.C. has an opening for the position of Publisher. The Morning Star, one of Canada’s leading community newspapers, is published every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and has an extensive distribution network throughout the North Okanagan. More than 33,000 homes and businesses are reached in the communities of Vernon, Coldstream, Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Cherryville, Oyama, Spallumcheen, Grindrod, Falkland and Silver Star. The Morning Star is the No.1 news source in the North Okanagan and has been committed to serving its communities with in-depth local news, sports, entertainment, events and happenings since 1988. The Morning Star is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with over 150 community, daily and urban newspapers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. Black Press is seeking a proven leader with an impressive track record in newspaper management, to build on the considerable growth the Morning Star has experienced over the past 23 years. Ideally, you should have a good understanding of all facets of newspaper operations with emphasis on sales, marketing and financial management. As publisher, you will be instrumental in developing a multi platform strategy for the newspaper and its online initiatives, as it continues to serve a rapidly expanding and diverse marketplace. If you are a critical thinker, customer driven and possess strong entrepreneurial skills, Black Press wants to hear from you. Please send your resume by July 22, 2011 to: Bruce McAuliffe, President Black Press BC South c/o Kelowna Capital News 2495 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, B.C. V1X 7K2 Email:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 Nelson Star


Maudie Phillips Johnson February 15,1920 to June 7, 2011

Maudie was born in High River, Alberta on Feb. 15th, 1920, one of five children (Stewart, Graham, Frank and Flora). At a very early age, Maudie had a passion for reading, particularly mystery and detective novels. She also enjoyed writing her own mystery stories. When she was still in elementary school she would create her own stories and read a new chapter to her excited friends each week, which they looked forward to with anticipation. Even as she approached 90 years old and beyond, she was reading at a rapid pace, often completing a detective or mystery novel in just a few days, or reading two or three books simultaneously. This became an interesting challenge for her children: locating books she hadn’t yet read and trying to keep up with her huge appetite for more. Furthermore, Maudie knew exactly what types of stories and authors she liked, and didn’t waste time reading what she considered boring or slow-paced writers. If they didn’t catch her fancy in the first couple of chapters, it was out with them and on with the next one. And Maudie could remember reading a particular novel from several years prior, if you happened to pick the wrong one. Maudie loved a good joke and often clipped newspaper articles with funny stories, jokes or cartoons to share with the staff at the Swan Valley Lodge in Creston and with her family. She also wrote some short clever poems to entertain the nursing staff and family. Maudie learned to play the piano to a high degree of skill as a young woman and even wrote and self-published her own composition for a childhood friend entitled “ My Prairie Pal”. In her youth, Maudie’s family moved often as her father was a pharmacist who loved to frequently change addresses. As a child, she particularly enjoyed spending time with her pet cat running and playing in countryside in the Lethbridge area. She also hiked for miles with her father on many occasions. One of her moves brought her to Creston BC during her high school years and Maudie graduated there. She joked about living with her family in a converted chicken coop during her stay in Creston, and getting into trouble when she allowed a cow to occupy their kitchen on one occasion. It seemed somehow fitting that she spent her last couple of years of her life back in Creston, with her son Lee and his family living there, too. It was an interesting homecoming of sorts, but this time the accommodations were much grander and comfortable. Maudie was a telephone operator during the war and met her husband Charlie in Nelson. They were married Oct. 14, 1943. During the war Maudie and her husband Charlie lived in mining camps in South Porcupine, Ontario with her young children Lyn and Jay, where Charlie was stationed as a hard rock miner. Life was a challenge as water rations were delivered by wagon weekly and clothing was cleaned on a child’s scrub board. Later, Maudie and Charlie and the girls migrated across Canada in gypsy-like fashion in an old Model A Ford to settle in Vancouver. Maudie later found work as a dental assistant. Even though she lacked formal training, she convinced her new employer that she had dental experience (after all her uncle was a dentist). A quick learner, Maudie managed to learn the craft quickly. She spent many years as a homemaker raising her two daughters Lyn and Jay and latecomer Lee (a surprise addition ten years later). Later, with her children grown, Maudie worked as a housekeeper at the Royal Hotel in Nelson for several years where she had many good friendships with the residents. Maudie finally took up driving in her forties, and loved the little Austin that Charlie fixed up for her in his autobody shop. She nicknamed it the Green Hornet and loved the freedom her first-and-only car provided. One of Maudie’s other true loves for a period of her life was fishing. She particularly enjoyed fishing from the shore along the West Arm of Kootenay Lake and mountain lakes like Six Mile and Wilson Lake, with her semi-enthusiastic husband Charlie and son Lee in tow. One of her fondest memories was fishing expeditions to the west coast with her daughter Lyn where she caught her prized salmon. She loved to remind everyone that she had caught the biggest fish compared to anyone else in the family. During her lifetime, Maudie enjoyed sewing, gardening, oil painting, and experimenting with new cooking recipes. Maudie was pre-deceased by her husband Charlie in March of 2009 and shortly afterwards she moved to Creston BC to be closer to her son Lee and daughter-inlaw Debby. Maudie passed away peacefully on June 7th 2011 at the Swan Valley Lodge in Creston, BC at the age of 91. She lives forever in the hearts of her loving children and family: daughters Lyn and Jay, son Lee and daughter in law Debby, and grandchildren Gary and Samantha. The family wishes to sincerely thank the wonderful nurses and staff members at the Swan Valley Lodge who provided her with loving care in her final two years of life. We are truly grateful for all that you have done for our mom and grandmother. Additional thanks Dr. Atma Persad and Dr. Randy Grahn for your care and support when Maudie needed you. A private family remembrance of Maudie’s life will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. On line condolences may be made at



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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. Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following jobs: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic. 2)Driller Blaster Details can be seen at Fax resume to 250-287-9259

E CONSTRUCTION Ltd. is one of Western Canada’s largest paving contractors. Currently seeking experienced Finish Grader Operators for Ft. McMurray. Competitive wages, medical and dental benefits, employer matched pension plan. E-mail Human Resources at or fax: 780-743-5946. TECHS LIVE Large in Western Canada! Go Auto has 23 dealerships/18 brands. Journeymen can earn $120K+. Specialists can earn $150K+. Full benefits. Investment Program. Moving/training/tool allowances. Apply now! or

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDING Sale... Specials from $5 to $12/sq.ft. Great pricing on absolutely every model, width and length. Example: 30’W x 50’L x 16’H. now $10,500.00. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1800-668-5422.

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

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Beach Front Cottages, Mabel Lake Lumby end, RV stalls w/hook-up, boat launch & docks. Reserve 250-542-3276


Work Wanted

Duplex/4 Plex

Suites, Lower

Certified Professional Teacher available to tutor for July & August. K-6, reading, math, learning assistance. 250-352-5968

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

Nelson: bsmt suite, separate entrance, across from Selkirk College, Fairview. $700+util. Avail July 1.David at 505-5229 Nelson: spacious 1 bdrm suite available July 15. $900/mo. NS/NP/WD/FS. 250-352-6975

For boutique Fitness & Health Retreat in Ainsworth Full time, seasonally Requires: Excellent communication skills, proficient computer skills, ability to work independently & multitask with extreme focus to detail. Experience in office management & customer service preferred Send resume to: before July 15/2011 STEEL FABRICATOR. Must have Red Seal, experience in running a crew, structural steel fab, installation, piping layout, painting & produce simple shop drawings. Email resume to or fax 250-365-2131

OfÀce Support Admin Assistant Trainees Needed! Professionally trained Administrators needed! No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available! 1-888-512-7116



Financial Services DENIED CANADA Pension plan disability benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222. 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. $500 Loan and +. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1877-776-1660.

Pets & Livestock

Pets EQUIPMENT SALESPERSON Inland Kenworth Parker Pacific of Prince George has an Immediate Opening for an Equipment Salesperson. Must be a team player w/good work ethic. Applicant must have a valid drivers license and a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Sales experience would be a plus with some knowledge of forestry and construction equipment. Please forward resume to Corey Timms, 1995 Quinn Street Prince George. BC V2N-2X2. Fax: 1.250.562.2914 or e-mail:

Trades, Technical EDMONTON STEEL Fabrication shop requires Structural Steel Fitters, up to $32.72/ hour; CWB FCAW Welders, to $31.68/hour. Overtime, benefits, relocation/accommodation assistance. Resume to fax: 780-939-2181 or Email: NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR / Technician wanted for More Core Diamond Drilling Services Ltd. Windows 7, SERVER 2008 and MCSE Program are essential to this position. Familiarity with ERP Software such as Timberline/ACCPAC/Solomon/Great Plains would be an asset as well. Ongoing software and hardware maintenance and monitoring are part of this position as well as participation in all radio, internet, and telephone communications programs. We require a “Team Player” who is willing to become part of the Accounting and Admin Team, and to have a regular role as an Administrator in addition to that of Technician. The position is located in Stewart, BC. Accommodation and meals are provided free of charge, and there is generous remuneration for the right candidate. All applications will be acknowledged and kept in the strictest confidence. Application by email only to: and cc to

2 Beautiful Ferrets - All accessories included. $300.00. (250) 505-7810 SECOND Chance Animal Shelter (Nelson) has cats & dogs for adoption & foster. Donations & volunteers urgently needed. 352-2228

Merchandise for Sale

$200 & Under Stained Glass Panels $50 ea NEW Large Shade Sail UV protected $150 250-352-3098

Garage Sales DOWNSIZING yard sale plus Antiques for sale Saturday July 9 0830 - 1200 410 Anderson Street (corner with 3rd street by Hume School) LARGE MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE. Home furnishings, furniture, sporting goods, kids clothes, and more! Saturday, July 9th. 526 Foster Place (top of Davies Street). 8:00-2:00.

NELSON: Saturday July 9th 8am - ? Corner of Nelson & Behnsen Canceled if Raining YARD Sale. Sat 1406 McQuarrie sporting goods, very nice stuff-no rivals.

Jul 9, 8:30-12p. Ave. Misc tools, housewares... all junk. No early ar-

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

Misc. for Sale 75lbs punching bag & gloves, $50. DJ Hero & turntable for X-box360, $50. 250-352-9625 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. ANTLER BUYER. Cash paid! Sheds, racks, brown, white, taxidermy mounts, ivorys, etc. ANTIQUES: snowshoes, wooden skis, fishing tackle, chaps, beadwork, oil paintings, etc. Call (250)426-6993 or email

Lakeshore WATER FRONT property $99,000 incls. boat moorage Site 21. Phone 250-491-7731.

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



Townhouses NELSON: Rosemont, Quiet 3bdr/2bth townhouse wd Avail now $1275+util. 352-9686


Motorcycles 1981 RM465 Gobs of Power, Runs Great! Needs NOTHING $1200 ph-250-352-3160

Recreational/Sale 1994 Holiday Rambler 5th wheel, Aluma Lite, 34’, very clean and well maintained, new bearings in axles, brakes and tires, large slideout. Asking $12,000 or best offer. (250) 693-2298

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

Scrap Car Removal

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Trucks & Vans

TEXAS LAND Foreclosures! 20/40 acre tracts. Near growing El Paso. Was $16,900 (USD) Now $12,900 (USD) $0 down, take over payments, $99/mo (USD) Beautiful views, owner financing, Free map/ pictures. 866-484-0857 (US)

1990 GMC SIERRA 4x4


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

lifted, standard shift, new parts paperwork for work done $2,300/obo 250-431-8522 (Creston)


Apt/Condo for Rent NELSON: High Street Condo Bedroom & Den. Beautifully renovated, great view, secure parking, insuite laundry NS/NP. Available June 1. References required. 354-0144

Commercial/ Industrial Beautiful downtown professional /office building for lease, 601 Kootenay St. 825-9932

Duplex / 4 Plex NELSON: 12 Mile, 2bdrm Duplex, $700 + utilities. 250-551-0394

Misc for Rent CITY LIVING in a Westcoast setting! Beautiful rentals available now in Wesbrook Village at UBC. Studios, 2-bedrooms and Townhouses. Call 604-228-2025 today, or e-mail DiscoverWesbrook@

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

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Homes for Rent 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 - 912C Stanley Street (blue house) – Beautifully designed, spacious, new throughout, energy efficient, very private, 2 ½ bathrooms, 9 ft. ceilings, designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances, W/D. 2 BR, large master with en suite – patio off living room – large rec room (suitable for family with teens or home office). $2000/month + utilities. Tel: 604 617 6560 or

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WALMART CORRECTION NOTICE The following items will not be available for our yer effective July 1 – 7/11. Page 4: Wholesome Goodness Chips (#9228877/84/91/9226). Page 5: Blue Jay and Cardinal Bird Food (#30162282). Page 7: Pestell Prairie Meadow Grass Hay (#844874). We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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A group of intrepid hikers braved the elements on Canada Day and hiked up to the flag pole above Pulpit Rock and Nelson. It was a popular thing to do on July 1 as the well worn trail was heavily used throughout the weekend and will continue to see constant traffic over the next couple of months.


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Dealing With Disabilities

Pilot program helps broaden skills LORNE ECKERSLEY Creston Valley Advance

A new pilot program to help people with disabilities gain work skills is being coordinated by Kootenay Employment Services in Creston. Working Solutions is available to residents throughout the East and West Kootenays.

“What makes this program unique is that it is open to anybody who feels they have a disability or health condition that affects their ability to enter their career of choice.” “We are one of 10 areas selected from across Canada,” said Jackie Thom, who coordinates the program for Kootenay Employment Services along with Emily Zahn. “The pilot project is designed to encourage anyone who has what they consider to be a disability to get on the job work experience.” Under the Working Solutions program, employers can receive a 60 per cent subsidy for 34 weeks. Rates are negotiable depending on the position and training needed. To qualify, employers must possess a Canada Revenue Agency

or Workers’ Compensation Board number, or be willing to get one. “Anyone who has a disability that prevents them from finding suitable employment can apply,” Thom said. “Working Solutions also is designed to help people who need training — eligible participants can access funds to cover tuition, books, living costs, transportation and other accommodation at any accredited training institution. Courses, both short term and multi-year, can be taken in the classroom, online or by correspondence.” “What makes this program unique is that it is open to anyone who feels they have a disability or health condition that affects their ability to enter their career of choice. It is available to those who have little or no work experience or who are underemployed,” said Thom. Working Solutions is not available to full-time students or people who have received Employment Insurance benefits in the last three years (five for maternity). “Please contact us for more information if you are have a disability that you feel is a barrier to entering the career of your choice. The pilot project extends for three years, through March 2014.” Contact Kootenay Employment Services by phone at 250-428-5655 or email workingsolutions@kes. or visit

GET A HOLE IN ONE without swinging a club!

WIN a 2 night Island Getaway at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort in Sooke, BC, golf (with cart) and dinner for 2 at Olympic View Golf Course + $1,000 spending money.

Your numbered golf ball and 999 more will be dropped from the Nelson Fire Department’s ladder truck at the 10th Annual Legacy Golf Event , Granite Pointe Golf Club, Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm.

The first ball that lands in, or closest to the hole, wins! Winners consent to the release of their names by the licensee. Chances are 1 in 1,000 to win a grand prize. Problem Gambling Help Line: 1-888-795-6111

BC Gaming Event Licence #34807

Know your limit, play within it.

19+ to play!

Call 250-354-2334 or visit for a list of locations to buy your golf ball.

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