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Utility rate hikes in your future See Page 3


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It’s a celebration that tops all others in Asia and next week locals are invited to take in Chinese New Year at the Capitol Theatre to witness all the colour, mystique and flair of the cherished holiday

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Pauline Bao has helped put together next week’s celebration in an effort to share her culture. ANDREA KLASSEN Nelson Star Reporter


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ragons, lions and martial arts aside, when Pauline Bao talks about celebrating Chinese New Year it’s easy to draw parallels to a North American Christmas. “For Chinese what’s special is you’re working

the whole year and that’s the time to take a rest, and have family get together,� says Bao. In a country that rivals the U.S. and Canada for land mass, the latter is especially important, she adds. “All the family from different cities or far away come back to the whole group.� This year, however,


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Bao is a little farther away The evening will than before. Just under a include plenty of New year ago she, her husband Year traditions, from Daniel Cotton and their dragon and lion dances son George moved to and drumming to small Nelson from Harbin — a gifts for each child in atcity in China’s northeasttendance. But the main ern Heilongjian Province. events of the evening And to mark their first come from another Bao New Year in Nelson, family tradition: the practhey’re throwing an all tice of Shaolin kung fu out celebration at the and Tai Chi. Pauline Capitol Theatre. — better known to “When I was in her students as China the first time Master Bao it was during a — is part Chinese New Year of a martial celebration,� says arts legacy Cotton. “All the stretching dragons and the back seven performances generations. and the music, it’s “When just so different than I was four the west. And we years old I thought, what started to a great idea it learn would be if we kung could bring this celebration to Nelson and Six-year-old share this George will perform with the during the show. community.�

fu from my father,� she explains. “Every year we’d go to Chinese national competitions, and eight years later I began to learn Tai Chi from my father too.� When she moved to Nelson, she opened the Bao Academy of Kung Fu and Tai Chi, offering classes to children and adults. Those students will join her on stage at the Capitol for performances that range from a demonstration of tiger form kung fu to work with swords, spears and staffs. The eighth generation of the Bao family will also step into the spotlight. Six-year-old George will hit the stage several times over the course of the evening, and perform what Cotton describes as a “surprising and dangerous� kung fu routine with his mother. Story continues to Page 17

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Reduced price, quick possession, bank sale. Close to Fishing and Golf, this 1996 home has 1050 sq ft of living space plus a 12’ x 23’workshop. In move in condition this superb home features covered deck, attached carport and a spacious master bedroom with a beautiful ensuite.

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After more than five months of waiting, Kurama Sushi owner Yoshi Shirotani is back behind the counter. The Baker Street eatery faced a temporary shutdown just before the August long weekend, due to smoke and water damage from a major fire in neighboring Redfish Grill. It reopened for business just before noon on Tuesday. Staycation Home

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As other rates went up, the executive director of Nelson’s Touchstones told city council she’s planning to drop ticket prices for adults at the museum and art gallery. Leah Best says the museum is planning to reduce adult admission to $8 from $10, but also plans to reduce the number of days it opens in the winter. Under the new schedule Touchstones would close on Monday and Tuesday, operating five days a week instead of six. At the same time, Sunday hours would increase slightly, with the museum opening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winter hours would be in effect from mid-September to mid-May, with the museum still opening seven days a week in the summer. “We realized we were open a lot more hours than even organizations much larger than us,” Best told council. “We think that being closed on a Tuesday and extending our hours on Sunday brings us more in line with organizations of our size.” Best says the changes to fees and scheduling will likely be adopted in late February. Beautiful Craftsmanship

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$299,500 Incredible Value! Classic Nelson Avenue location: four bedrooms on two levels, a very spacious dining and living area complete with ďŹ replace, partial basement, and a detached garage/carport.Stately-situated on a 75’ x 120’ lot with level access and extra room for parking. Close to schools and shopping and available for quick possession!

$299,900 Nelson Waterfront Lot Situated in the John’s Walk subdivision on Sproat Drive. This lot has one of the ďŹ nest beaches in the development, measures 49’ x 169’, and has great views up Kootenay Lake. Underground servicing, sidewalks, streetlights, and nice level access. Join the many new residents in this new neighborhood.

$49,900 Affordable in Nelson 1992 two bedroom manufactured home situated in the Rosemont Mobile Home Park. Clean throughout, new carpet in the living room and master bedroom, gas heat, plus is close to the Elementary School, bus stop, golf course, and the recently upgraded Rosemont Park.

$379,900 Top Floor Amber Bay Condo One bedroom, plus den, unit with quality ďŹ nish including light oak hardwood ooring, hickory kitchen cabinets, crown mouldings, tiled bathrooms, custom lighting, and air conditioning. Rare extras include two underground parking stalls plus two storage units(a $19,000 upgrade!). Complex has nice landscape, elevator plus ďŹ tness room.

$189,900 Riondel Relaxer Easy purchase in the quaint community of Riondel, on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake. Two to three bedroom home with lots of ďŹ ne upgrades including windows, hardwood ooring, kitchen, bathroom, plus is situated on a 75 ft lot which has easy access to the rear yard to park your “toysâ€?. Just a few blocks to the beach!

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Nelson residents will see utility rate hikes across the board this year, as city council signs off on increased fees for water, sewer and hydro. Water rates will increase by nine per cent, and sewer rates by seven per cent. Nelson Hydro rates will go up by 9.6 per cent — the higher of the two rate increases the utility had asked for during earlier budget deliberations. According to a city staff report, residents in a single family home will pay an extra $35 for water and an extra $25 for sewer with the new fees. The hydro increase will see residential customers pay about 7.89 cents per kilowatt hour, up from 7.25. All three utilities are facing substantial upgrading costs, and Nelson Hydro is dealing with a 12.6 per cent hike in the price of wholesale power it buys from FortisBC. Several city councillors tried to soften the blow of the increases as they passed them. “I know 9.6 is an ouch, but not when you’re looking at the wide world out there,� said Councillor Marg Stacey, adding the city’s hydro rates are still lower than


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Councillor Kim Charlesworth (right) voted against the increases because she feels the new rates are not fair to commercial users.

those in neighboring municipalities. But while she supported the hydro increase, Councillor Kim Charlesworth voted against both the water and sewer hikes, saying she didn’t think the new rates were “fair� to the city’s commercial users. Charlesworth says the city’s commercial rate structure — based on factors such as the type of business being operated and the number of fixtures in a building


— “was fair and equitable when it was first developed, but a lot has changed and it really isn’t any more.� Though staff has already started looking for ways to improve the system, Charlesworth says the information they’ve collected didn’t make its way into this year’s rate

changes. “I just feel we could have done a little bit more this year than they are doing,� she told council. Billing for water and sewer begins in early February, while the new Nelson Hydro rates will come into effect April 1.




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Editor: Bob Hall Publisher: Chuck Bennett

How much will we pay?


he annual taxpayer squeeze is on. Otherwise known as city budget time, city departments and services have been sharpening their pencils in an effort to determine how to best deliver over the next 12 months. The chorus is always the same: increasing demands, less money. It’s rare that those trying to deliver services ask for less cash. So city council is faced with difficult choices. It basically boils down to cutting services, trying to trim an already lean operation or raising taxes. Just how much are Nelson residents willing to pay to live in this special mountain community? As the city continues to raise taxes, our resolve is put to the test. Nobody likes paying taxes. We all get grumpy when there is less disposable income at the end of the month. But like city council, taxpayers who want to see less government in their pockets have to ask what they are willing to do without. The Capitol Theatre is one small example. In order to absorb lost revenues from cuts to provincial government grants, the cherished amenity is asking council to bump its annual city allowance from $55,000 to $70,000. In million dollar budgets, $15,000 is small potatoes. But every drop in the bucket counts when it’s already overflowing. Clearly the Capitol is vital to Nelson’s cultural mix. It’s one of the amenities that sets us apart from other small communities. It’s a source of pride, a vibrant creative outlet and simply a place where you can catch a quality show. Countless volunteers have worked tirelessly to preserve it, enhance it and make it work. Not providing the extra dollars would be ridiculous. Other departments and services reliant upon city funding can make equally strong cases. And that’s the predicament our leaders are thrust into each year. It’s an unenviable position and strange as it may seem, one that deserves our thanks. There is no simple answer to how much we are willing to pay to live here. But one thing is sure, the question will continually be asked. 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 B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

Nelson-Creston MLA Report - Michelle Mungall

Get set for an eventful 2011


y the end of January, it can be a bit stale to say happy new year. Greetings, for the most part, have moved on to the regular hello, how’s it going and hi. But I haven’t had a chance to wish all you Nelson Star readers a happy new year, so let me take this space to say “All the best in 2011!� Undoubtedly, 2011 is going to be an interesting year. On the political front in B.C., we have several elections as well as election possibilities. We know that the local government elections are in November this year, and we know both major political parties, the BC Liberals and the BC NDP, are currently in races to elect new leaders. And the results of these latter two races could change the provincial landscape significantly. The most immediate change that could occur as a result of a new BC Liberal leader is a snap election. Never mind that

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all candidates but one touted the virtues of set elections dates and voted in favour of setting them down in law here in B.C. That was then, and it is now more advantageous to go back on their words by calling an election outside the schedule. “What happened to transparent democratic process?� we will wonder in the face of a sudden election call that counters existing legislation. Well, I haven’t seen much transparency or democracy coming from the BC Liberals since being elected in 2009 (especially when they cut debate short to ram through the HST, or now with Kash Heed), so I am not expecting them to live up to it now. The BC NDP vote takes place April 17, just under two months after the BC Liberal vote. In less than six months we will have had three different leaders. Carole James, our current interim leader, Dawn

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Black, and the newly elected leader. I have tremendous respect for anyone who puts themselves out there to take on the job. After NDP members’ ballots are cast, the winner will take the torch from the experienced and brilliant Dawn Black, and carry it forward for a win in the next election — whenever that may be. Another election possibility is a federal race. With a minority government this is bound to happen. That’s certainly the case in the current situation where Harper can only slide through so many policies that put Canada at a disadvantage before the majority opposition members say enough is enough and vote him out on a confidence motion. But with the Canadian Liberals in a continual state of disarray, it’s hard to tell when this will happen. In our own backyard, we’re facing either the end

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Bob Hall Editor

or the resurgence of a 20 year-old fight for Jumbo Wild. As I reported in 2010, the Minister for Natural Resource Operations will soon be making his decision to halt or give the developers of the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort the green light. After speaking with him, it was clear to me that we need to show him just how passionate we are for a Jumbo Wild, and so I began organizing a rally. Come on down to Central School February 5 at noon and send your voice to Victoria on this important issue. Finally, 2011 is going to be a great year for weddings. When the year first started, I thought I was just going to be taking in the royal wedding alongside other royal watchers, but then my partner Zak had a surprise for me on January 16. So like Kate Middleton, I will be a 2011 bride — although the train on my dress will be considerably shorter.

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Jambalaya - Bob Hall

A hug to hold onto


he timing was bizarre, yet fitting for a member of the Sandwich Generation. On Tuesday morning I dropped the kids off at school after another frantic allhands-on-deck effort to get out the door. The Trafalgar/ St. Joe’s drop-off is typically my crowning achievement of the morning, but this day held another task. Alzheimer’s has slowly been robbing my dad of his true self for many years. It’s at the point where my mother’s health is failing too because she’s the primary caregiver. Pops is still a ways away from a full-time care facility, but it’s taking a toll on those around him. A few months back the home care nurses suggested a week of respite for my mom. So on Tuesday morning we drove him to Mountain Lake Seniors Community. In the pep talk the week before, the nurse told my dad it would be like a vacation. Three solid meals a day, fun activities and other seniors to talk to. When I picked up my folks for the drive down to Mountain Lake, I was excited for my dad. At the very least, it was an opportunity to break the tired routine of doing very little around the house. This might be his fate in the not too distant future, so it was a good test for all of us. Once we arrived it felt like the first day of school. The walk from the car to the entrance was even slower than usual as both mom and dad nervously, reluctantly shuffled towards this new reality. Once inside we were warmly greeted by Mountain Lake staff and the nurse who would be helping my dad settle in. Mountain Lake consists of a number of “cottages” that house a group of residents. We arrived to my dad’s cottage, the nurse pressed the door code and we entered. I’d be lying if I said the scene wasn’t sad. The room was filled with aging residents, most of them sleeping over their morning breakfast, none of them saying anything to one another. I was stunned by the reality of it all. Like the rest of Mountain

Lake, the room my dad has for the week is very nice. The staff is awesome and they are doing everything they can to make these people’s lives as comfortable as possible.

“Knowing we have fewer and fewer days left of real time together, I’ve begun to realize the importance of each moment.” The nurse ran through a series of questions about medication and routine. My dad cracked a joke about forgetting his marijuana. Though the nurse didn’t quite know what to think, I laughed. I remember the drug talk he had with me as a teenager when he told me he tried marijuana and hated it. Knowing he had only tried it once, throwing off the nurse with that comment lightened the mood. As I left Mountain Lake, anger was the main emotion coursing through my veins. Angry that a man who gave me the foundation to such a great life now has a maturity level below my own children. Angry that the guy who taught me to skate and coached my hockey teams was now sitting in a place I never imagined him being. Angry that this fate is reserved for anybody. I gathered myself and headed into the Nelson Star News Loft. One of the first tasks was reading a story written by reporter Andrea Klassen about this coming weekend’s Alzheimer’s Walk For Memories at the community complex. The story — featured in Wednesday’s paper — focussed on Issie McLaughlin and the way his family dealt with the degeneration of their father. At first I thought the timing couldn’t have been worse, but as I read through the story it made me feel better about my own situation. Pat McLaughlin was interviewed for the story and his tale gave me strength. What resonated is that Pat, his siblings and the rest of his family went through the exact same thing I currently

face. Watching the decay of a great man and struggling to find light in a dark situation. We all get through it, but it takes courage and love. It was one of the most difficult days of work I’ve had in some time, but somehow the Wednesday paper got finished. When quitting time came, I had one more important task for the day. As I often do, I stopped by Starbucks to pick my dad up a 20 oz. coffee. He’s not really supposed to drink coffee anymore, but it’s our little secret. As I was putting the cream into the coffee, a stranger struck up a conversation. Somehow I told him the coffee was for my dad. He looked me in the eye and told me his father passed away last month. “You’re a good son. Enjoy your time with your dad while you can,” he said as we parted ways. The anger I left Mountain Lake with that morning was gone when I pulled back into the parking lot. It was replaced with a sense of excitement to see my dad. An anticipation I haven’t felt since I used to wait for him to come home from his Calgary rush hour commute. Knowing we have fewer and fewer days left of real time together, I now fully realize the importance of each moment. When I entered his cottage this time I was more prepared and certainly less shocked. Dad was in his room watching television, looking all comfortable in his reclining bed. His face lit up when he saw me. “Here’s a coffee pops... I had to sneak it by security,” I joked. “You’re a good son,” he said. “You’re a good dad,” I responded. Then we hugged. I’m not a big hugger. I don’t necessarily dislike hugging, I just don’t feel it’s something that needs to be overdone. The hug that afternoon was one I will never forget. A bond between father and son that transcends all the darkness and all the pain. A feeling that in the end, everything is going to be okay.


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Liberal Leadership Hopeful Visits Nelson

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NELSON/PASSMORE FREE WORKSHOP(S) “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” Do you or someone you live with have a chronic health condition such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, fibromyalgia or others? The University of Victoria, Centre on Aging is pleased to offer their FREE six session Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) aimed to help participants better manage their chronic health condition(s). See for more info. The next programs are being offered at: 1) Slocan Valley Senior’s Housing Res (Passmore Lodge) 36500 Passmore Rd. Passmore/Valican, BC MONDAYS, 10:00AM – 12:30 PM FEB 21 – MARCH 28, 2011 PASSMORE/ VALICAN, BC 2) Selkirk College –Silver King Campus (Boardroom) 2001 Silver King Rd. Nelson, BC FRIDAYS, 9:30pm – 12:00pm APRIL 1 – MAY 6, 2011 NELSON, BC 3) Future 6 session workshops are being scheduled for Trail, Nelson areas. Please call to get your name on the waitlist

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DeJong unfazed by lack of caucus support GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Although he doesn’t have the same support of fellow caucus members as a couple of other BC Liberal leadership candidates, Mike DeJong insists it doesn’t matter. “I’m interested in and a bit mystified by the amount of attention that is focused on efforts to attract the political elite,” the former attorney general said during a stop in Nelson this week. “This is not a decision that should or will be left to backroom politicians.” Meeting with reporters at the Chamber of Commerce, DeJong said 60,000 to 70,000 party members will choose the next leader and premier, and he is “enjoying thoroughly and having great success in bolstering that number.” Shuswap MLA George Abbott now counts the support of 17 fellow MLAs, while Surrey-Cloverdale MLA Kevin Falcon has the backing of 15. So far none are behind DeJong’s bid. However, he places greater value on the party’s rank-andfile. “We’ll see how important that kind of establishment support is versus what I think really matters, which is the support of people,” he says. DeJong sees the premier’s job as primarily being B.C.’s chief salesperson to generate jobs and investment. But he says many communities are reluctant to get behind large-

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BC Liberal leadership candidate Mike DeJong is interviewed by 103.5 The Bridge news director Glenn Hicks on Tuesday during a stop in Nelson.

scale developments — such as run-of-the-river power projects — because they have to endure the negative side while most of the benefits leave the community. He says he wants to change that. “Let’s look at a revenue sharing scheme that will help local leaders acquire the support necessary to see a project become a reality,” he says. “Redesigning the social contract in a way that ensures the benefits remain in the region is probably the recipe we can use to move ahead.” DeJong says he instituted such schemes with First Nations while he was forests minister, and believe it’s time to expand that concept. “What we cannot do, and we see too much of, is allow people to be opposed to everything. You ask them about electricity, and they’re opposed to hydro, run-of-theriver, gas, coal, sun, wind, nu-



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Friday, January 28, 2011

News Kerr Apartments Fire Notes

Investigation stalled, fundraisers continue GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

The investigation into this month’s fire at the Kerr Apartments remains at a standstill from the fire department’s end. Deputy fire chief Bob Slade says hazardous material assessment and asbestos abatement work is underway, and engineers are seeking quotes for demolition or alteration of the building’s rear. The process will likely take a few weeks. Officials believe the fire started in the basement, but the point of origin is still under a mound of debris. l While more than enough clothing and goods has been collected for the building’s former tenants, they could still use things like computers, electronics, and recreational equipment — providing they are newish and functional. “Those kinds of donations we definitely want to promote,” says Allison Alder, chair of an independent, multi-agency committee that is addressing the unmet needs of residents. “Anything that helps people take care of themselves as they get through this.” The Salvation Army is accepting furniture, but asks that donors call first. l Our Daily Bread continues to offer free lunch and dinner to the former Kerr residents through the end of the month. After that, according to Michelle Fillion, they will be back to their regular hours, providing lunch weekdays. It will continue to be free

Michelle Fillion (left) says Our Daily Bread continues to help feed former residents. Allison Alder (right) says donations of clothes and household items are no longer needed, but things like electronics and recreation equipment are welcome.

for Kerr victims until February 15. Fillion says they have been getting about 10 to 12 people per meal. “It’s been pretty consistent,” she says. “Lunch hour is maybe a little less.” She thanks everyone for food donations and adds they are still accepting non-perishable grocery items that can be stored until residents find places to live. l The West Kootenay Landlords Society has donated $1,750 to the Kerr victims. President Trevor Jenkinson says many members already made personal contributions before they passed around the hat at their last meeting. “We had some extra funds that we decided to donate and then a lot of members stepped up with additional donations,” he says. “Even though we don’t have

any connection to the Kerr, I’m quite impressed by the individual generosity.” The society of property owners and managers promotes landlord-tenant relations. l Two displaced residents are still bunking at the SPCA. Otis and Angel survived the fire, but their family moved back to Ontario and couldn’t afford to bring them along. Anyone interested in giving the cats a home can stop by the adoption centre on Falls Street, behind the bowling alley. l A fundraiser for the Kerr effort at the Spiritbar last night saw performances by Roxy, Lucas Myers, and the Lazy Poker Blues Band. Meanwhile, Craft Connection is collecting items for a silent auction that will run from February 1 to 12.

Name released in Retallack death Nelson Star Staff

The woman killed in a snowboarding accident last month while staying at Retallack Lodge east of New Denver has been identified as Maitreya (Sarah) Burrell. The Nelson resident was among a group of a dozen

people on a backcountry skitour. The tragedy occurred on December 29 as they were descending their last run of the day in an area known as Stovepipe in the Stenson Creek drainage. RCMP say at one point Burrell’s boyfriend noticed she was missing. When their guide returned up the hill and

used his avalanche transceiver to locate her, she was found head down in the snow. She was pulled unconscious and wasn’t breathing. CPR was performed, but she was later pronounced dead in hospital in Kaslo. It’s believed Burrell, 32, fell backward. She was an experienced snowboarder.

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Thank you We and those we serve during the Christmas Season and all year round would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all those businesses and individuals who volunteer generously, their time and support with food/ toy drives, kettles and fund raising projects. Listed below are just a few of those we wish to express our sincere gratitude and best wishes for a prosperous new year. Our regrets to anyone we missed in this Thank You. Trafalgar Junior Secondary School Leadership Club Hume Elementary School Redfish Elementary School Kootenay School of Arts Selkirk College and the Tenth Street Campus Mt Sentinel Secondary School Shaw Cable The Bridge 103.5 – Leo’s Pizza – Pacific Coastal Airlines – Java Coffee Pacific Insight Endless Harvest Save On Foods – Safeway – Extra Foods – Real Canadian Wholesale Club Walmart Work Safe BC Nelson Medical Clinic Royal Canadian Legion 51 Jigsaws Coffee Company Nelson Lions Club Nelson Rotary Noon Group Gyro Club Kiwanis Club Nelson Ministerial Majors Robin and Yvonne Borrows The Salvation Army Nelson

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The Rotary Adventure In Citizenship Program, now in its 62nd year, is intended to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of citizenship in Canada. It poses questions to the participants concerning the ethical and moral dimensions of citizenship in a rapidly changing world. It challenges participants to consider how a country as large and diverse as Canada can foster amongst its citizens a sense not only of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship but also commitment to the values we hold as Canadians. The program provides a unique opportunity for participants to meet their peers from every part of Canada and to discuss and debate with them issues facing Canada today. It also gives participants the opportunity to see “behind the scenes” at many of our national institutions, a rare opportunity! Selected students must be between the ages of 16 and 19 years of age (on May 1, 2011), enrolled in and attending school, Grade 11 or 12, and preferably considering a career in the applicable program. To enable the selection committee to assess the candidate’s interest and capabilities, a written outline on why the candidate wishes to attend the conference, is required to be submitted by 1:00 pm on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 to Christopher Fairbanks at 404 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4E5. The program includes billets for the out of town students and local transportation. Travel arrangements and expenses are provided by the nelson Rotary Club. For more information and application forms, contact Chris Fairbank at 250-352-5371.

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The Amy Ferguson Institute invites experienced musicians interested in singing a role in the June workshopping of Don Macdonald and Nicola Harwood’s new opera, Khaos, to audition for solo roles on Sunday, February 13. For more information and to schedule an audition call Marty Horswill at 250-352-2595 or e-mail mar-lena@ Performers will be modestly remunerated for their participation in this three-day workshop. Singers experienced in vocal styles other than opera are also encouraged to audition.

Senior Citizens’ Association Branch No. 51, at 717 Vernon Street, potluck luncheon at 12:30 p.m. All seniors welcome! Board and card game night for ages 12 and up from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Nelson library’s new expanded TeenScene space. Teen book swap also begins tonight for one week.


It’s time again for the Slocan Valley’s winter community feast and celebration, the Locavores’ Feast, also known as the 100 Mile Potluck. Community drum circle, Bigby Place, 509 Front Street, every Tues- The feast is at the Vallican Whole Community Centre, 3762 Little Sloday night 7 till 9 p.m. Drop in fee $5. A fun, relaxing, healing experi- can River Road. Doors open at 5 p.m, dinner is at 6 p.m. Admission by ence. We are all beginners. For more info call 250-352-5616. donation and a potluck item.




The Craft Connection is seeking submissions for Bursting into Blossom, its annual garden show featuring outdoor oriented fine art and craft. Submission deadline March 21. Entry forms available at the Craft Connection (378 Baker Street) or

The Alzheimer’s Society’s Walk for Memories takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Nelson and District Community Complex. Funds raised supports more than 1,600 individuals and families in West Kootenay living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Register by calling 250352-7960 or 250-352-6788 or


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The Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 22 are holding a Chinese New The 2011 Kootenay Cup free technique race kicks off at 10 a.m. at Year dinner at the Eagles Hall (641 Baker Street) on Saturday, Feb- the Nelson Nordic Ski Club stadium. Categories include jackrabbit ruary 5. Reserve tickets by calling 250-825-4740 or 250-352-5644. through masters, as well as recreational. Register online at before January 29, or on the day before 9:15 a.m. $5 charge for regisTHE SOUND OF... (SILENCE) tering on the day. For more information contact Jay at 250-825-9262. Deborah Loxam-Kohl is artist-in-residence at Oxygen Art Centre Bring your own cow bell! until February 10. She is exploring the use of felted wool forms to construct a large-scale sculptural installation. Artist talk February TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 Join Victor and Annilie Doerksen at the Slocan Park Hall at 7 p.m. as 2 at 7:30 p.m. they share the story of three years spent in Bahrain. The beauty of this LEARNING IN RETIREMENT location is the ease of opportunity for travel. The Doerksens visited Nelson’s Learning in Retirement begins its fourth semester. Mem- more than a dozen countries and had many amazing experiences. Adbership is open to people over 50 who would like to continue to mission for the talk is a donation to the Slocan Food Bank. learn and meet new people. All our presentations take place during WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 the day. For more information, please call Birthe at 250-825-9471. All seniors welcome to the monthly meeting of the Senior Citizens’ MOUNT SENTINEL ART AT THE LIBRARY Association Branch No. 51, located at 717 Vernon Street. Meeting The Nelson library is again featuring art by local teens, this time in- commences at 1:30 p.m. with tea and goodies to follow. spired by Andy Warhol’s portrait work of the 1960s. The art students at Mount Sentinel are enjoying their 15 minutes of fame with the Nazanin Afshin-Jam is a human rights activist, president and cocurrent display of Warholesque self portraits. On display now in the founder of Stop Child Executions and former Miss World Canada. Join her as she speaks passionately about the rights of women and chilnew and expanded TeenScene area. dren in her native Iran. Lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Mary Hall. TickAT THE LEGION ets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, available at Selkirk campus At the Nelson Legion: Tuesday and Friday evenings – free movies; bookstores and Otter Books. Part of Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Wednesday evening – darts; Saturday afternoon – meat draws with Peace winter lecture series. karaoke in the evening; Sunday afternoon – crib tournament; last Sunday of every month – Texas Hold’em Charity poker (open to the FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4 public); month-end birthday bash; occasional fundraiser barbecues, Cuba night at the Vallican Whole Community Centre. Stories, music, ribs. etc.; snooker; pool; shuffleboard; darts; 10’ big-screen TV for slides and questions regarding Marcia and Dale’s deep and delightful sports and movie nights; beverage room with a welcoming, friendly trip in December. Evening begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission with a $5 atmosphere. Info 250-352-7727 or e-mail Mem- donation for venue and Cuba projects. Rice and black beans served. RSVP at 226-7624. bers and guests welcome.



Nelson’s breast cancer support group meets at Community First Health Co-op (518 Lake Street) at noon every fourth Tuesday of the month. For more information call Alice at 250-352-6223 or Nadine at 250-359-7777.

Nelson Grans to Grans are hosting a morning craft and tea party for children aged 2 to 12, at the Nelson United Church from 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $10 per child and are available at Mountain Baby (Baker Street). Adults need to accompany younger children, and are free of charge. All proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to help ease the pain of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa.


Open Wednesdays from 12 to 2 p.m. at 719 Vernon Street. Phone 250-352-6008 or visit for further SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6 The Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society hosts its seventh annual Day information. on the Trail from noon to 2 p.m. on the Slocan Valley Rail Trail. Join SALSA NIGHTS the directors of the Society around the bonfire for hot chocolate and Salsa lessons taught by Jen Mendizabal and Ori Jimenez every Mon- refreshments at this popular annual event. For more information cal day from 6 to 7 p.m. at Finley’s Irish Pub. Drop in fee $15. them at 1-888-683-SVRT or 250-355-2397.

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Calling out to all 80s windsurfers, thrift store specialists and candy ravers, this is the time to bust out the neon gear and flaunt it with pride. Equipped with tunes from Edmonton’s Zebrah and the Philthkids Crew, this is the radioactive shakedown of the year. Prizes for best dressed. Cover $5.

What happens when four top comedians want to spend five weeks in B.C. skiing and snowboarding? They combine forces to bring you the Snowed In Comedy Tour. Phil Nichol (Corky and the Juice Pigs, BBC, Mad TV), Dan Quinn (winner of Just For Laughs Canadian Comedy Competition, CTV, XM Radio), Craig Campbell (Michael Mcyintyre road show, Just For Laughs, CTV, Paramount) and Peter Kelamis (star of Stargate Universe, Just for Laughs, two time nominee of Canadian comedy awards best male standup) come together for a terrific night of stand-up comedy. Tickets $25 for adults, $15 for students. Show starts at 8:30 p.m.

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The best known face and sound in North American drum and bass for over a decade belongs to Brooklynbased Dieselboy, aka Damian Higgins. Dieselboy is one of the world’s great ambassadors of drum and bass, having played not only virtually every dnb club venue on the globe, but almost every major electronic music festival!

Saturday, February 5

Last year’s Bob Marley celebration hosted by Gisto was such a big success that we are doing it again. This time, however, Gisto is fresh back from his trip to Jamaica and the reggae vibes are flowing strong. Guest DJs Dubconscious and Ben Lee will round out the night.

The Royal

330 Baker Street

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An incredible night of music, bingo, silent auction and a slideshow, oh my! This evening’s solid musical talent includes Joel West, Braden Early, Grandpa Phunk, Meta, Robgoblin and Cleo. All proceeds raised go to support empowerment and economic development for youth projects operating in Nairobi’s slums. The project is called Kukua Pamoja, which is a Swahili term for growing together. From Nelson to Nairobi, let’s grow! Admission by donation, show starts at 9 p.m.

Sunday, January 30

Freeflow is an energetic band that brings people out of their seats. They play a compelling combination of songs with great hooks and vocal harmonies, while their sound features everything from soul and funk to reggae and rock. Admission $10, show starts at 9 p.m. Send entertainment events to

Billy and Earl opens this week’s Unplugged Sessions. Billy Jones got a guitar when he was 10 and has been playing ever since. He’s been in two local bands, Mountain Waterboys and Bluegrasshopper, and will be performing on six and 12 string guitars plus ukulele. Earl Hamilton has been singing since 1964 when he was in the North Country Singers and has played in a variety of bands in the Kootenays including Never Enough. On Saturday he will be featuring his skills on guitar and claw hammer banjo as they sing originals and story songs in the folk tradition. Dan Perrault and Friends will follow with traditional fiddle tunes and originals. Dan is an accomplished veteran singer songwriter who will perform on mandolin and guitar. His friends will include Kent Daley from Castlegar on harmony vocals, mandolin and acoustic bass as well as Rick Klassen on guitar and Duncan Johnston on fiddle. They have appeared at the popular Kaslo Music Festival. Closing act Brian Rosen and Jesse Lee have a few things in common. The most important one is the need to play groovy music from the soul that will make everyone feel better. Brian plays the acoustic guitar and sings important, conscious, progressive lyrics, all while creating an uplifting and positive energy between himself and the audience. Jesse Lee holds down a foundation of soul inspired bass guitar lines and heartwarming vocal harmonies. Aside from his association with Aspen Switzer and Thistledowne, he is also known amongst Nelsonites as Rafferty Funksmith the DJ. Together, these two upstanding will put on a performance full of love, worthy of kings and queens.

St. Andrew’s United Church 4th Street and B Avenue, Kaslo

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Kaslo Concert Society is pleased to present Lacafamore, a made-in-the-Kootenays string quartet. This ensemble consists of Carolyn Cameron and Angela Snyder, violins; Alexis More, viola; and Jeff Faragher, cello. Tickets at Figments or at the door $22. School age children admitted free when accompanied by an adult patron. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

What do SPCA cats daydream about? Your loving home.

Master Pauline Bao and the Bao Academy of Tai Chi and Kung Fu would like to invite you to the first annual Bao Academy Chinese New Year Celebration. Get ready for some sword-swinging, knife-wielding, staff and spear smashing Kung Fu action from our brave 5-11 year olds, Yang Tai Chi performances by the adult classes, and a surprising and dangerous performance by Master Bao and her son George. The event also features traditional Chinese music, ang pao packets, dragons, balloons, a special Chinese New Year gift for all children and much more! Tickets are $4 for children, $6 for students and seniors, $8 for adults and $17 for a family of four. Show runs from 7 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, February 10

Alright all you saucebuckets and sass-ka-teers, it’s time for the annual Valentine’s Burlesque show! Scarlet Mary Rose and the Heavy Petal Burlesque present Aphrodite’s Dream. Starring the incorrigable Scarlet Mary Rose and a cast of gorgeous local dames. Show starts at 8 p.m and features all the glamorous trappings of the theatre and the musical talents of Varouj and the Very Burly Band. Tickets $20 at the box office.

Stephen Harper: The Musical Feb 6, 8 p.m.

Ballet Jörgen Coppélia Feb 20, 8 p.m.

Laila Biali Trio March 5, 8 p.m.

Margie Gillis Threads March 26, 8 p.m.

April Verch Steal the Blue April 15, 8 p.m.

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Friday, January 28, 2011

News Castlegar Airport

More than one-third of December flights cancelled KIM MAGI

Castlegar News Reporter

Forty-one flights set to fly in and out of the West Koote-

nay Regional Airport were cancelled in December — more than one third of all flights scheduled for the month.

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Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff said serious improvements to the cityowned airport will be considered this year, including studying landing systems at other airports with similar features to see how they deal with weather and terrain problems. “It’s an ongoing process,” he said. “Definitely when we look at the 40 cancellations, that’s huge to us.” He said the main issue is trying to find the right system that fits the small airport so more aircraft can land, and also one that fits Canadian regulations. The airport is often the subject of jokes, frequently being referred to as “Cancel-

gar” because of the high number of flight cancellations, but airport manager Gerry Rempel said 41 in one month is quite substantial. “It’s the highest in quite a while,” he said. “It was terrible weather in December.” In December 2009, 24 flights were cancelled and the December before that saw 34 cancellations. The airport had 114 flights scheduled for December 2010, Rempel said. The Northwest Regional Airport in Terrace used to see similar numbers of cancellations as the West Kootenay Regional Airport prior to installing an instrument landing system, or ILS. But airport manager Car-

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More than 40 flights were grounded last month, a number that concerns community leaders throughout the region.

man Hendry told the Terrace Standard last week only four flights were cancelled in December due to weather, thanks largely to the guidance provid-

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ed by the ILS. An ILS can cost well over $1 million, however, and is often too costly for smaller airports. Chernoff said Castlegar’s air-

port simply hasn’t found the right system yet. He also noted that Story continues on Page 13

Friday, January 28, 2011

News BC NDP Shuffles the Deck

Conroy gets shadow post back Nelson Star Staff

West Kootenay-Boundary MLA Katrine Conroy is once again the opposition critic for seniors and long-term care as the result of a shadow cabinet change Wednesday. BC NDP interim leader Dawn Black said it was appropriate to reassign critic areas held by the party’s leadership candidates. Conroy, whose constituency includes the Slocan Valley, Continued from Page 12 flight cancellations don’t just slow people down, they also slow down the area’s growth. “What this really plays into is the economic development in the area,� Chernoff said. “We want people that want to come in to have the ability to do so. You don’t want to make it a three-day excursion.� Pam McLeod, executive director at the Castlegar and District Chamber of Commerce, couldn’t agree more. “Yes, it affects daily activities, it affects economic development and investor inquiries of people that want to get into the area and check us out,� she said. “People should be able to jump on a plane in the morning and get into Castlegar, do their business and get back home on that 3 o’clock flight.� “We’re looking for the reliability of the airport because people get in and then they want to leave,� Chernoff added. “A day lost in business is costly.� McLeod said from 1975 to 1980, the now-defunct airline Pacific Western landed Boeing 737 planes at the West Kootenay Regional Airport in bad weather — planes that seat more than double the amount of passengers that current Air Canada Jazz planes seat. “Air Canada Jazz is dictating to us,� she said. “And we have the same navigational equipment as Pacific Coastal in Trail and their cancellations don’t compare to ours.� Ron Singer, a spokesman for Nav Canada, said the airline and the pilot have the final word on whether or not a flight will be cancelled. “Nav Canada does not cancel flights,� he said. “It’s always a decision by the airline. What

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we would do if in very bad weather conditions, we would have to slow or temporarily suspend landings.� Singer also said airport landings are all about accessibility. Visibility issues, such as how low the cloud ceiling is, play a large role, as does the condition of the runway.

“People should be able to jump on a plane in the morning and get into Castlegar, do their business and get back home on that 3 o’clock ight.â€? Pam McLeod Castlegar Chamber

“If the runway needs to be plowed, we’re not going to allow an airplane to land.� He said a lack of air traffic control at Castlegar’s airport often factors in as well, leaving pilots to decide whether they can land or not once they’re in the airport’s vicinity. “If the visibility at the airport falls below a half statute mile (2,600 feet), takeoffs, landings, and ground movements are restricted [at the West Kootenay Regional Airport,]� Sara Hof, a communications officer with Transport Canada said. “For approaches at these levels, the airport needs special equipment and visual aids requirements which are regulated by the Canadian Aviation Regulations.� Currently, Castlegar’s airport doesn’t have this equipment. “Airports may decide whether or not to install equipment to permit takeoffs at visibility below the standard,� Hof added. “If the air-

was formerly party whip. She resigned in a dispute with former leader Carole James over the ouster from caucus of Bob Simpson. She was previously critic for seniors’ health as well as citizens’ services and labour. Four other critic responsibilities have also been reassigned. Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall remains the deputy critic for advanced education and labour market development. port chooses not to install the equipment, then operations at lower-than-normal visibility are not possible at that airport.� The majority of December cancellations have been due to inclement weather in the area,� Debra Williams, manager or corporate communications and industry affairs for Air Canada Jazz said. “Safety is our top priority at Jazz and we will only operate when and where it is safe to do so. Our operations personnel constantly monitor the weather across North America for our 800 daily flight operation.� “Those decisions [to land or not] are coming from Halifax,� McLeod said, adding that she doesn’t think it’s fair for decisions to be made so early in the day from the other side of the country about flights in the West Kootenay. “[Sometimes] their weather reports are saying we’re socked in when all of a sudden we have blue skies,� McLeod said. “Why do we continue to go with Air Canada Jazz? Perhaps we should be looking into other airlines.� Chernoff said better communication may be the key. “We really want to take Nav Can and Air Canada Jazz into the formula and see how we can work together and see what the solution here is,� he said. “We need to sit down and talk to the airline and find out why flights are cancelled. It’s a partnership we need to form.� Along with working on the cancellation problem, Chernoff said he’s hoping the airport will be able to schedule night departures, even if it’s for medevacs only, starting this year.

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a clown’s life

Creating an intimate theatrical setting as only he can, Michael Graham returns to the stage to spin the tale of a 100-year-old clown in Scaramouche Jones, which opens next week ANDREA KLASSEN Nelson Star Reporter


s he tries to explain Scaramouche Jones, the word Michael Graham keeps returning to — whether it’s to describe the play’s story, or its language, or its overall tone — is “delicious.” “I really like this play. I really love it,” says Graham. “It’s a really beautiful piece. Each time I do it, I find new stuff. I find new ways of doing it. Because when you strip it all down, it’s just storytelling.” Opening next Thursday, Scaramouche Jones tells the story of a 100-year-old clown

contemplating the end of his life at the beginning of the new millennium. “He starts talking to the ghosts of his past and present and future, and in doing so he tells the story of his life,” says Graham. “It’s this rich tapestry of events, travels, adventures, mishaps, tragedies.” And though there’s a clown at the centre of it, Graham wouldn’t call the show a comedy. But, he adds, “it’s not boo-hoo sad. As far as he goes, he’s had a great life. He’s happy, he’s content with what he’s done. He’s had a rich life, this guy.” This isn’t the first time Graham has donned the white

makeup and fright wig of the play’s titular character. The one-man show got its Nelson debut about five years ago, when he teamed up with a local high school student for a run. Two years later he took it to the Montreal Fringe Festival, where it was voted one of the top ten shows of 2007. But what’s brought him back to the show Story continues on Page 15





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After a whole year of hard work, Jen Mendizabal is proud to share what her bellydance students have been able to learn in 2010 with all of Nelson. Their year-end showcase, Fuego en la Nieve, will give the city a warm, magical night. Meaning ďŹ re in the snow in Spanish, Fuego en la Nieve comes from all the contrasts we experience when the temperature of our body changes and makes our emotions, feelings, and ways of expressing ourselves change with it. The night will be full of colors, dancing, and amazing music. Come and enjoy the studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; year-end showcase March 4 at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets on sale now at the Capitol Theatre and Eddy music. You can ďŹ nd more on the showcase at

Continued from Page 14 again, he says, are playwright Justin Butcherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;delicious words.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sort of Shakespearian, but in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s language,â&#x20AC;? he explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re words that you know what they mean, but you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use them enough,

or put them together enough in everyday language. I had to keep looking stuff up, to see how do these exactly fit together.â&#x20AC;? For this staging, Grahamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marrying his old love with his latest venture, holding the show in a small pocket of Grid Art Gallery.

With thick, black curtains hemming in an audience of no more than 30, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an intimate setting that demands a viewerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attention. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have no way to escape,â&#x20AC;? Graham says with glee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It takes it to an edge where [the audience] is not exactly safe. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re

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Past Comes Alive


Nelson area residents were treated to a flash from the past when the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame visited this week. From school visits to the concourse of the NDCC, plenty took in the artifacts with awe


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ABOVE — Trail Smoke Eaters legend and Hall of Fame inductee Norm Lenardon spoke to Grade 7 and 8 students at Trafalgar. RIGHT — The skates Lester Patrick wore while playing for Nelson over a century ago were a centerpiece of the exhibits.

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In addition, the proposal must include the following: • a budget segregating costs for each serviced delivered within the program(s) • a month by month schedule of when individual services will be provided • the names and qualifications of all who will be involved in the delivery of services • a list of references for similar services delivered Detailed information on Nelson Youth Soccer can be found on the website Deadline: If you are interested in providing a proposal, NYSA must receive it by February 2 at or PO Box 162, Nelson, BC, V1L 5P9

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It will take at least two more days for the B.C. Supreme Court to finish hearing the Sinixt First Nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s constitutional challenge against logging on Perry Ridge. The case will resume in Vancouver on February 3 and 4. Judge Peter Willcock heard five days of arguments in January and two more days this week. Nelson lawyer David Aaron says he was the last person addressing the court prior to Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adjournment. The Sinixt argue they had a right to be consulted before a logging license was awarded for the contentious area. The courts have ordered that no work go ahead until the issue is resolved. Before that ruling, Sinixt members and supporters blocked a Slocan Valley logging road. According to Sinixt spokes-

woman Marilyn James, the issue is complicated by the attorney generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position that the Okanagan Nation Alliance and Colville Confederated

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is the Sinixt position that [we] have a right to represent [our] interests as an autonomous peoples within the traditional territory of the Sinixt in Canada.â&#x20AC;? Tribes represent the Sinixtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interests. Both groups are observing the proceedings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is the Sinixt position that [we] have a right to represent [our] interests as an autonomous peoples within the traditional territory of the Sinixt in Canada,â&#x20AC;? she said in a statement. However, she says at one

point a lawyer for Sunshine Logging of Kaslo stated the required First Nations consultation was achieved by informing the Westbank First Nation of the pending license â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who did not express any concerns about potential damage to cultural or heritage sites or fish and wildlife habitat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are all key issues in the Sinixt demand for consultation,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sinixt feel that the attorney generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s engagement of the Okanagan Nation Alliance and Colville Confederated Tribes is an attempt to engage First Nations groups that are not aware [of] or interested in the critical issues being brought forward â&#x20AC;Ś and to gain a First Nations rubber stamp to proceed with planned developments.â&#x20AC;? Neither the provincial nor federal governments recognize the Sinixt as a First Nation, but they say the constitution still guarantees them consultation.

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Leafs shed Rebel monkey On sixth attempt of the season, Juniors finally manage to beat Castlegar in tilt at NDCC as stretch drive heads into sunset; important three-game weekend against divisional rivals on tap

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Leafs sniper Colton Schell ripples the twine over Alex Ross’s blocker Tuesday night at the Nelson and District Community Complex. The Leafs beat the Rebels 5-3 for their first win of the season against their Murdoch Division rivals.


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It couldn’t have come at a better time. So far this season the Castlegar Rebels have owned the Nelson Junior Leafs. Heading into Tuesday night’s match-up at the Nelson and District Community Complex, the Leafs’ KIJHL Neil Murdoch Division rivals sported an unblemished 5-0 record versus Nelson, outscoring the green and white 27-2. The tone of the season series shifted significantly after the Leafs earned a 5-3 win by outworking the Kootenay powerhouse. “It’s a huge relief,” Connor Enright told the Star after the game. “Everyone bought into the system. We played strong defence and a playoff style game with blocking shots and getting the puck out.

“Everyone is just starting to realize we can play with the best teams in the league.” Unlike the lopsided contests earlier in the season, the Leafs controlled the play from the opening faceoff. The first 15 minutes of the opening period featured great scoring chances by both teams. With just over five minutes remaining, Leafs forward Colton Schell took a shot from the top of the circle that Rebels starter Alex Ross turned away. Leafs defenceman Braeden Hikichi pounced on a juicy rebound for his sixth goal of the season that gave his team the 1-0 lead. Two minutes later Joel Stewart and Schell broke into the Castlegar zone on a two-on-one that ended with Schell notching his 17th of the season. Facing a two-goal deficit the powerful Rebels offence

kicked in during the dying minutes of the opening period. First it was Stuart Walton jumping on a rebound in front of Leafs starter Marcus

“Sometimes we have one or two lines going and as a team take a period off... that didn’t happen tonight.” Sean Dooley Leafs Assistant Coach

Beesley with just under two minutes to play to cut the lead in half. Then with just under a minute left in the period, speedy Jamie Vlanich broke into the Leafs zone and fed a perfect pass to Rebels leading scorer Mike Wiest who made no mistake for his 20th marker of the season. The second period was

another spirited frame with both teams trading opportunities. Just over six minutes into the period big Cody Abbey broke the deadlock when he pounced on a rebound and gave the Leafs a 3-2 lead that would hold up for the rest of the period. At the end of 40 minutes the Leafs held the edge in shots by a count of 16-15. “We had all four lines going and we played the entire game,” said Leafs assistant coach Sean Dooley. “Sometimes we have one or two lines going and as a team take a period off… that didn’t happen tonight.” With ice still fresh 30 seconds into the third period, Leafs sniper Dustin Johnson took a nice pass in the neutral zone from Enright. The hulking winger stepped over Story continues to ‘Big’ on Page 20

KIJHL Stats League Standings

As of January 26 Neil Murdoch Division TEAM GP W L Castlegar 41 34 7 Beaver Valley 41 26 12 Nelson 43 23 17 Spokane 43 18 22 Grand Forks 41 7 33

T 0 0 0 1 0

OTL 0 3 3 2 1

P 68 55 49 39 15

Eddie Mountain Division TEAM GP W Fernie 43 36 Creston Valley 43 23 Golden 43 19 Kimberley 43 15 Columbia Val. 44 9

L 5 15 22 24 31

T 0 3 0 2 0

OTL 2 2 2 2 4

P 74 51 40 34 22

Okanagan Division TEAM GP Osoyoos 43 Kelowna 43 Princeton 44 Penticton 44

W 35 21 14 11

L 2 19 24 32

T 2 1 3 0

OTL 4 2 3 1

P 76 45 34 23

Doug Birks Division TEAM GP Revelstoke 43 Kamloops 43 N. Okanagan 43 Sicamous 40

W 34 21 17 14

L 8 20 24 21

T 0 0 1 1

OTL 1 2 1 4

P 69 44 36 33

Upcoming Games Friday, January 28 Nelson at Spokane Sicamous at Revelstoke Osoyoos at Penticton Creston at Columbia Valley Castlegar at Kimberley Golden at Fernie Saturday, January 29 Beaver Valley at Nelson, 7 p.m. NDCC Revelstoke at North Okanagan Sicamous at Kamloops Princeton at Castlegar Kelowna at Grand Forks Columbia Valley at Kimberley Fernie at Creston Valley Golden at Spokane Sunday, January 30 Nelson at Beaver Valley Penticton at Osoyoos Princeton at Grand Forks Sicamous at Revelstoke Castlegar at Spokane Golden at Creston Valley Kamloops at Kelowna

Nelson Leafs Leaders PLAYER Colton Schell Gavin Currie Joel Stewart Marcus Dahl Riley Henderson Taylor O’Neil Braeden Hikichi Cody Abbey Patrick Martens

As of January 27 Position GP Forward 42 Forward 33 Forward 37 Forward 38 Defence 35 Defence 43 Defence 41 Forward 26 Forward 40

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Sports B.C. Women’s Curling Provincials

Silver lining in last place finish for Winters rink GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Nelson’s Jill Winters was able to take positives away from the B.C. women’s curling provincials last week, despite the fact her rink finished last. “It’s real good team-building when you spend that much time together,” she says. “The sweepers learned a lot about dealing with the ice and weight calling. Same with me. But mostly team dynamics — that’s the biggest thing.” Winters says they didn’t place high expectations on

themselves because they were a first-year rink and didn’t do a lot of cashspielling before the provincials. And while they had a hard time solving the sensitive Cloverdale ice, in retrospect she doesn’t think there was much they could have done differently. “Not really. During the week we stuck to our game plan. We were all trying our hardest. Throughout the year prior to that, we tried to tweak some of the technical aspects, which would have been better done at the beginning of the season.”

Jill Winters in action last week.

Compared to her previous trips to provincials, Winters felt a greater camaraderie with her opponents. “I don’t know if it’s just that I’ve been in the curling community a little longer, but this time all the teams were a real nice bunch,” she says. “On-ice you compete, but off-ice you can sit and visit and enjoy each other’s company. That was unique from previous tournaments.” Although their 1-8 record left them in the basement, they received the sportsmanship award, as voted on by other teams. “Kootenay hospitality, I

guess,” Winters says. “That was kind of nice.” She received the award once before, at her first trip to the provincials. Her rink also included Trail’s Samantha Almquist at third, Natalie Nowicki at second, Castlegar’s Heather Nichol playing lead, and coach Terri Richardson. Winters isn’t sure if they will remain intact next season — Almquist has suggested she might move in the spring. Kelowna’s Kelly Scott defeated New Westminster’s Kelley Law 5-3 in the final Sunday.

Big three-game weekend Continued from Page 19 the blueline and let a quick snapshot go that beat Ross top corner for the 4-2 lead. With just over 13 minutes left in the period, Hikitchi coughed up the puck in his own zone surrendering the rubber to the worst possible Rebel. Wiest pounced on the puck for his second goal of the game and the lead was back to one. The Rebels didn’t give up and pressed hard in the final 10 minutes. Back-to-back penalties by the Leafs made life uncomfortable, but the penalty killers led by captain Taylor O’Neil managed to hold the Rebels to only one shot during a pivotal point in the game. With time running out, the Rebels pulled Ross to look for the equalizer. A timely blocked shot by Patrick Martens led to an opportunity by Colton Malmsten who shot the puck down the ice for the empty net goal. “It’s a big confidence booster at this point in Transit Info 250·352·8201 ü www.bctransi the season,” Abbey said outside the Leafs dressing room post game. “I think we were building off the [Saturday night] Beaver Valley game. We just had to get it through our heads mentally that we could compete with the top two teams in our division. We’re starting to buy into Coach [Chris] Shaw’s system and playing more defensively.” The Leafs have a three game weekend starting tonight in Spokane. They return to the NDCC Saturday for a game against Beaver Valley at 7 p.m. and head to Fruitvale on Sunday for the second half of the home and home.

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HELP BUILD BC HYDROâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MICA PROJECTS BC Hydro is currently working on projects to upgrade and expand the Mica Generating Station with the installation of two additional 500 megawatt generating units into empty bays 5 and 6. Construction will start in early spring 2011. The work, expected to take

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Mark McBride had almost 20 years of hospital and chainstore pharmacy experience under his belt when he decided he wanted to try something a little different. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t very happy with that experience,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was very much a retail experience. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a lot of time to work with customers one on one.â&#x20AC;? Four years ago this week, McBride and several long time coworkers struck out on their own, to open a pharmacy that operates at a more Kootenay pace and allows them to explore other facets of the pharmacy trade. The result was Remedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s RX. Walking into the store, the difference in atmosphere is apparent right away. Soothing spa-style music plays over

the speakers, and McBride and the rest of his staff take time to chat with a few regular mid-afternoon customers as they fill prescriptions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re purposely a little bit slower so we can take our time and spend it with customers,â&#x20AC;? says McBride. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We enjoy doing it in our own kind of style.â&#x20AC;? Some of the pharmacyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other differences are less visible from the front of the store. In addition to dispensing preexisting medication, McBride and his staff also do compounding â&#x20AC;&#x201D; making custom medications in house â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and have training to help customers treat their ailments with herbal and homeopathic remedies. The wider approach, McBride says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;allows you to treat the patient as they want to be treated.â&#x20AC;? And by making

medications up on site, he can offer more options to customers as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For example, for kids we can make medications into lollypops, we can make medications into gummy bears. We do syrups and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 135 flavours we can make it up to,â&#x20AC;? he explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can pretty much make something to fit everybody.â&#x20AC;? The customized approach isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just for humans either. Thanks to some extra, specialized training, staff at Remedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s RX also cater to pets and their veterinarians, and have formulated doses for animals such as snakes, tortoises and ferrets. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neat stuff. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d do in a regular pharmacy,â&#x20AC;? enthuses McBride. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about making medications that work for people... itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taking a little more responsibility.â&#x20AC;?

Employment Opportunities Construction of the Mica Projects is expected to require roughly 650 person years of trades work over four years. Labour needs will change as the project goes through the construction stages. In the ďŹ rst year of the project, contractors are expected to hire:

Trade QualiďŹ cation ticketed workers:

Other workers:



+LULQJZLOOEHFRQGXFWHGWKURXJKWKH&ROXPELD+\GUR&RQVWUXFWRUV &+& $JUHHPHQW All union labour for the Project must be hired through the Collective Agreement between WKH&ROXPELD+\GUR&RQVWUXFWRUV/WG &+& DQGWKH$OOLHG+\GUR&RXQFLORI%ULWLVK &ROXPELD $+& ZKLFKUHSUHVHQWVWKHDIÄ&#x2026;OLDWHGXQLRQV%&+\GURKDV&+&VWDIIRQVLWH to manage the hiring process for both BC Hydro and our contractors.

Mica Creek Camp Accommodation All workers on the Mica projects are required to stay at BC Hydroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mica Creek camp.


Pharmacist Mark McBride and his team at Remedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s RX go the extra mile for their customers.

4 years, will be completed by two main contractors. BC Hydro has contracted Andritz Hydro to supply and install the turbine and generating unit. BC Hydro has not yet awarded the civil contract for the concrete work required to house the new turbine and generating unit.

Do you want to help build the Mica projects? To ďŹ nd out about employment opportunities, please contact your local union or Columbia Hydro Constructors at 250 921 9008 or by fax at 250 814 6666.

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IN MEMORIUM Dennis Beinder 1938-2003 Softly the leaves of memories fall Gently we gather, treasure them all Some may forget now that you are gone We will remember no matter how long

Touchstones of Nelson – Greg Scott

Bombs planted at theatre

Always loved and remembered Janet; David, Lisa, Luke, Sam; Cheryl, Rob, Jayden & Ivy

Dateline January 2, 1958

Marge McNernie (McDougall) 1928-2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother, GreatGrandmother, Sister and Aunt, Marjorie Eileen McNernie. Mom passed away suddenly in Kelowna B.C. On January 5th, 2011. Mom was born in Lloydminster, SK in 1928. In 1965 she married Francis McDougall of South Slocan, where she spent many happy years as a homemaker, raising her young family. Mom was a wonderful seamstress, and knitter, and the entire family has benefited from an outfit, toque, mitts, sweater or afghan made by her loving hands. She was also an avid gardener of both vegetables and flowers. She was active for many years in the Women’s Hospital Auxillary and also a volunteer at the IODE in Nelson. She was a dear friend to many, and we were all connected by the phone on a daily basis. Mom was always there to listen and help in any way, but rarely asked for help herself. She will be missed by us all. She is survived by her dear friend Stuart Soles, her sons Richard (Donna) Roberts, Kerry Roberts, her daughter Kris (Pete) Landy, her step-children, Nettie (Don) Parker, Carol (Rick) McLean, Jim (Laverne) McDougall, sister; Joan (Ray) Hamilton, Lorna Hamilton, Brother Roger Kerby and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her parents, her husbands; Francis McDougall and Leonard McNernie and her son Reg Roberts. At Mom’s request there will be no service. A private family memorial will be held at a later date in Grand Forks, B.C. where Mom will be laid to rest with her late husband Francis. A special thank-you to her dear friend Stuart, who made her last years so happy and to her granddaughter Janice for making her end of life so peaceful and loving. On line condolences may be expressed at


he Christmas season of 1957 has been one of the brightest and most colorful for residents of the Slocan Valley, who have electric power since this fall for the first time. Turkeys and mince pies have been cooked in new electric stoves, instead of wood and coal ranges. Homes are bright with the glow of trees glistening with reds and blues, greens and golds of bubble or star lights. Last year the West Kootenay Power and Light Company took power up the Slocan Valley from its Kootenay River plants.

Dateline January 4, 1958

he Vancouver Province says a delegation of Sons of Freedom Doukhobors will shortly visit Russia to choose a site there for relocation of the turbulent 2,500 member sect. Russian Ambassador Dmitri Chuvahin confirmed that the sect has been offered three or four


Fred Albert Whiteley 1921-2010

After a lengthy illness Fred Whiteley passed away peacefully at Kootenay Lake Hospital on December 23,2010 at the age of 89. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Fred’s Life will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 11:00AM from the Nelson United Church, 602 Silica Street, Nelson. As an expression of sympathy, family and friends may make donations to a Charity of Choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

sites to choose from. The Secretary of the Freedomite sect said that the proposed move would fulfill a prophecy, made when Doukhobors left Russia in 1899, which predicted they would return in 40 years. He said the fulfillment has been delayed but remains the main reason for the return. Detention of 100 Freedomite children at a dormitory school in New Denver is “a contributing factor.”

Dateline January 7, 1958


ity council, in its inaugural meeting last night, voted unanimously to advise the developers that the new council looked “in favor” on a proposed $2 million office-tower-hotel project, and to assure them council would go ahead with the sale of city properties as per previous terms. A bylaw had been passed by the previous council to sell seven Vernon Street properties for $7,000, and one was yet to be drawn up for a $4,000 sale of other city-owned properties. City council last year agreed to

rent City Hall space in the proposed building on a 20year lease. The lease covers rental of 8,000 square feet of space at $25,000 per year.

Dateline January 13, 1958


ity Police are working in conjunction with RCMP in an all-out attempt to find the persons responsible for planting bombs in theatres in Nelson, Castlegar and Trail. One of the bombs was found early Saturday morning in the Civic Theatre in Nelson under a seat in the back row in the northwest corner. The foot-square parcel contained an oatmeal box which held a one-quart oil can. Inside the can were five sticks of dynamite. Police were unable to say whether the four-foot fuse attached to the dynamite through a hole in the can had been lit, but a brown stain on the end indicated a charred section might have been dislodged when the bomb was discovered. Bombs found in the Castlegar and Trail theatres

were similar to the one at Nelson. An RCMP officer said police are following “all lines of investigation, including Sons of Freedom.”

Dateline January 27, 1958


mazement at work done by members of Silver King Ski Club Society, now erecting Nelson’s Centennial ski lift, was voiced by Mayor T.S. Shorthouse. Council members were taken on a tour of the hill with the work that volunteers were doing to the various towers pointed out. Finishing touches were being put on stringing two and one-half tons of cable to which t-bars for the large tow will be attached. Before the trip, the party inspected a motor, huge drive gears and structure at Stevenson’s machine shop. General consensus was that the whole community imagination could be fired if more people could make the trip to the top of the clearing. Visitors were enthralled with the view of the city and bridge.

Molly Terekoff On Friday, January 21, 2011 Molly Terekoff of Salmo passed away at the age of 102 in Mountain Lake Seniors Community. She was born in Saskatchewan to Nicholas and Anne Laktin on July 5, 1908. She married Alexander Terekoff in the early 1930’s, moving to Benito, Manitoba shortly after. They moved to Salmo in 1948. She loved knitting, sewing, crocheting, cooking, gardening and her family. Molly was predeceased by her husband Alexander, son Frederick, daughter Una, 2 sisters and 4 brothers. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Connie (Bob) Bush of Salmo, 4 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 9 great great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Service, Nelson, BC., followed by interment at Boulder Creek Cemetery, Salmo, BC. As an expression of sympathy family and friends may make donations to the Salmo Youth Centre. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. On line condolence may be expressed at Molly will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

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Bechtold: On Thursday, January 20, 2011 Marie Lydia Bechtold of Crescent Valley, BC passed away at the age of 76 years. Marie is lovingly remembered by her husband, Laurel Jacobson, daughter Tanya (Gary) Z Zuznik, nik br brother Carl Hallett and a sister Goldie (John) Glass and many other relatives. She was predeceased by her parents Gordon and Cynthia De Forest, two brothers and two sisters. Cremation has taken place. A Service will be held at a later date in Moose Jaw, Sk. As an expression of sympathy family and friends may make donations to the Alzheimer Society C/O 809 Davies St. Nelson, BC, V1L 3T6. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd., Nelson, BC. On line condolences may expressed at

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Churches of Nelson The Love of God

NELSON SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 1502 Granite Road, Nelson. Tel: (250) 352-6102 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

By Ken Keber Bethel Christian Centre

Over the past few weeks Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been thinking about how truly blessed I am. You see, this year my wife and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. It is so hard to believe that 25 years have come and gone so quickly. As I look back and remember, I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change one moment that we have had together. That is not to say that we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had our diďŹ&#x20AC;erences, but our diďŹ&#x20AC;erences have been so insigniďŹ cant in comparison to the life, love, and passion that we have shared together. I count myself among the blessed for I have had the joy of knowing what a real love story is like. Love is something that all of us as humans desire. There are books, plays, and movies depicting what true love is all about. In our day, the internet has many diďŹ&#x20AC;erent sights that you can go to in order to see if you can ďŹ nd that one right person. Many of the ads on TV are directed at our desire to love and be loved. Some of us are blessed beyond our wildest dreams as we ďŹ nd that one person that brings love into our lives. For others love seems to be an elusive ideal that never fully materialises. Today I want you to know that there is someone who loves you. That there is a love story that transcends time. That someone loves you so very much that they gave up great riches and glory so that they might love you personally. Who am I talking about? I am talking about Jesus Christ and how much He loves you. The Bible tells us that Jesus left the glory of heaven to come to this earth so that he might pay the price for all that we have done wrong. He did this because He loves us unconditionally. He loves us so much that He was willing to do whatever He had to in order to give us the opportunity to know and love Him.

Unity Centre of the Kootenays Sunday 11:00 am

This week: Alyne & John Storytelling and Music Everyone Welcome!

Saturdays 10:00am Family Bible Study 11:00am Worship Service 12:30pm Fellowship Lunch (vegetarian)

Romans 5:6-8 states: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD.â&#x20AC;? Isaiah 1:18

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Nelson Community Church

Sunday Worship Service at 11:00 am Everyone is Welcome

I am convinced that there is no greater unselďŹ sh love than someone freely giving their life for someone else. This is exactly what Jesus Christ did for you. When you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know Him or want anything to do with Him, He freely gave His life for you. If you want to know true unselďŹ sh never ending love, then open your heart and life to the one who gave His life for you. I have known Jesus Christ for 39 years, and I can state with certainty that He has never failed me, He has never left me for one moment, and that He is alive and real in my life, and in the lives of all who trust Him. Human relationships can be wonderful and fulďŹ lling in many ways, but I am convinced that Jesus Christ is the one true answer to the longing in your life to know true love. Once again, may I encourage you to open your heart to Jesus Christ today? Pastor Ken Keber, Bethel Christian Center, Nelson BC, 250-352-9322

905 Gordon Rd (IHA Bldg., back door)

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

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

601 Vernon Street (Middle Level)

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

Loving Jesus, Loving People, Transforming Lives

t/FMTPO 4UBOMFZ4Ut Saturdays at 6:30 pm Sundays at 9:30 am Pastor Arden Gustafson Pastor Chris Wiens

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

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

t#BMGPVS 6QQFS#BMGPVS3Et Sundays at 9:30 am Pastor Jason Ashley

t5IF+VODUJPO &EFO3Et Sundays at 10:00 am Pastor Jesse Lerch A Friendly Bible Centre Church :PVBSFJOWJUFEUPKPJOVT4VOEBZ.PSOJOHTBUBN

10:00am Service: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jesus Speaks To His Churchâ&#x20AC;? 6:00pm Service: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bait of Satanâ&#x20AC;? 623 Gordon Rd. Nelson BC V1L 5X6 1IPOFt1BTUPS3FW,FO),FCFS

Refreshments are served after the service

(AfďŹ liated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)

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

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church

611 Fifth Street


Worship Service: 10:00 am Pastor: Rev. Scott Simpson

Nelson United Church Nelson United Church

Ministers: David Boyd, Christine Dudley Sunday Worship Gathering: 10:00 am This Week: The Season of Epiphany and Light â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Vision Beautifulâ&#x20AC;?

All are welcome Nursery Room Available Sunday School (ages 4 and up) 602 Silica Street, Nelson BC V1L 4N1 1ItXXXOFMTPOVOJUFEDIVSDIDB Contact Jennifer if you would like to see your place of worship on the Churches of Nelson Page. Printed every Friday in the Nelson Star.


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RN needed to provide nursing respite for child in Procter BC Casual short call shifts Wages according to Collective Agreement Please Contact: Joanne Francis RN Resource Ability 1-250-612-1664

fax 250.352.1893 email classiďŹ






Career Opportunities

Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

TRUCK DRIVERS D&J ISLEY AND SONS CONTRACTING LTD. Of Grande Prairie, AB seeks FULL TIME TRUCK DRIVERS FOR LOG HAUL LEASE TRUCKS & OPERATORS Competitive Wages, BeneďŹ ts, Excellent Safety program includes Safety Awards to employees such as a trip for 2 to Las Vegas. Submit resumes to: Email: Fax: 780-5321250

Become a Psychiatric Nurse - train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $29/hour. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Govâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t funding may be available.

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

BC CertiďŹ ed Utility Arborists, Apprentice Utility Arborists. Must have valid driver licenseClass 5. Plse fax resume to 250-762-3667 Attn: Larry

Mel & Yvette Johnson of Nelson & Carida Soria Lorenzo of Santa Clara, Cuba wish to announce the marriage of their children Michelle Johnson to Luis Mendez Soria. The wedding took place on Nov 20th in Trinidad, Cuba.

Entertainment Auditions for â&#x20AC;&#x153;KHAOSâ&#x20AC;?, The Opera. The Amy Ferguson Institute invites experienced musicians interested in singing a role in the June 2011 initial â&#x20AC;&#x153;workshoppingâ&#x20AC;? of Don Macdonald and Nicola Harwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new opera, KHAOS, to audition for solo roles on Sunday, February 13th. For more information and to schedule an audition call Marty Horswill at 250-352-2595 or e-mail Performers will be modestly remunerated for their participation in this 3-day workshop. Singers experienced in vocal styles other than opera are also encouraged to audition. Visit to learn more about this exciting opera that will premiere in Nelson in 2012

Information Debt worries? Kootenay Boundary Credit clinic - free, conďŹ dential, unbiased service provided by non-proďŹ t - learn ALL your options - workshop & private consults 1-877-5650013 -

Personals ANY FELLOW enthusiasts for classical latin in town wanting to share our mutual interest? Please call Geoff 250-3523117 DOMINANT middle aged Gentleman seeks Submissive unattached middle aged Lady. Contact:

Lost & Found KEYS WITH FAB on metal Patron bottle keychain with M&M Meat tag lost in Safeway area of Nelson. REWARD. Contact 250-365-2885. LOST: GOLD OWL RING. Xmas present from sister, sentimental value. Lost Dec 28 on path between View St. and Trevor. REWARD. 825-9334.


Travel RIVER CRUISE IN EUROPE includes Hungary/ Slovakia/ Austria/ Germany/ Holland 18 days Sept.17 -Oct.3, 2011 Call Totem Travel 1-866-364-1254

Employment Business Opportunities Direct reach to BC Sportsmen and women...Advertise in the 2011 BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis, amazing circulation 400,000 copies, year long impact for your business! Please call Annemarie at 1-800-661-6335 or email ďŹ

Career Opportunities TrafďŹ c Controller (ďŹ&#x201A;agger) 2 Day Training Classes Road Safety TSC Classes held in Kamloops, Kelowna,Penticton,Princeton & Williams Lake. Starting Feb. New.$280.00. Renew $168.00 For Dates & Info 1-866-7372389,

Class 1 Company Line Drivers, (Castlegar) Van-Kam Freightways has openings for Class 1 Company Line drivers based out of our Castlegar Terminal. We require linehaul/highway and winter/mountain driving experience and/or training. We offer above average rates and an excellent beneďŹ ts package. Please send an email/cover letter, a detailed resume and current driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract (within the last 30 days) to: Castlegar Class 1 Driver #110121 Email: â&#x20AC;&#x153;careers@vankam.comâ&#x20AC;? or fax 1-866-581-7251 or Call Bev at 1-800-663-0900 Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank you for your interest in Van-Kam, however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

CLASS 1 OR 3 DRIVERS TerriďŹ c career opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects using non-destructive testing. No Exp. Needed!! Plus Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation and beneďŹ ts pkg. Skills Needed Ability to travel 3 mos. at a time, Valid D.L. & High School Diploma or GED. Apply online at under careers, Click here to apply, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE

Toll-free: 1-87-STENBERG


Haircare Professionals Experienced Hairstylist needed. Reply with resume 601 Lake St. Nelson

Help Wanted A-DEBT-FREE Life. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll help you. Call MNP 877-898-2580. Free consultation.Creditor proposals, trustee in bankruptcy, 320-1620 Dickson Ave. Kelowna - Resident ofďŹ ce. Appointments available in your area AUTOMOTIVE Riverside Nissan, Courtenay is seeking a General Manager, Sales Consultant, Service Advisor and a Mechanic to join us in our new facility. Please email your resume to Community Support Worker (on-call casual) wanted to support individuals with developmental disabilities in the community and at a day program in Nelson at the Kootenay Society for Community Living. Experience and/or education as well as use of a vehicle essential. Please send your resume by Feb 4, 2011 to Program Coordinator, Bigby Place, 509 Front St. Nelson, V1L 5S4 or email:

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COORDINATOR Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Outreach - Castlegar Community Services requires Coordinator for community development initiatives. See for details. Gold Island Forest Products Ltd. is currently looking for experienced lumber graders and sawmill employees. Please apply in person with a current resume to 2896 Sentinel Road in South Slocan or call Silvia at 250-359-7000 with any questions SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 8 (KOOTENAY LAKE) JOURNEYMAN INDUSTRIAL â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? GASFITTER/PLUMBER School District No. 8 has an opening for a Journeyman Industrial â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? GasďŹ tter/Plumber in the Creston Area. This is a full time position and includes a full beneďŹ t package. Start date would be immediate. Desired training and experience: - CertiďŹ cate of Apprenticeship or an Inter-provincial Trade QualiďŹ cation recognized by the Province of BC - Valid BC Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License - Proven ability to keep current with technology - The ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions - Able to read and interpret drawings and speciďŹ cations - Must be physically ďŹ t and able to perform heavy physical activity - Interpersonal skills consistent with employment in a diverse educational environment - The successful applicant will be required to join the CUPE Union - A criminal records check will be required. Please submit your application with an updated resume to the undersigned by 4:00 P.M., Friday, February 11, 2011. Sherry McIvor Manager of Human Resources 570 Johnstone Road Nelson, B.C. VlL 6J2 Fax: 250-352-6686


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Columbia Power Corporation (CPC), a Crown Corporation wholly owned and operated by the Province of British Columbia, is a hydroelectric generation company, located in Castlegar, BC. Columbia Power owns three hydroelectric generating facilities with its joint venture partner, the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and is currently constructing the Waneta Expansion Project with CBT and Fortis Inc.

CPC Opportunities Columbia Power Corporation has the following positions available: 1 1 1

Accounting Technician Document Control Assistant - Waneta Site Office Records Technician - Temporary (1 year)

Columbia Power Corporation offers an excellent salary and benefits package. Castlegar is located in the Southern Interior of British Columbia and offers exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities, affordable housing, and excellent health and medical facilities. Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to visit the Careers section of our website at to view the full job descriptions. The closing date for these positions is February 7, 2011.

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Careers at CBT CBT has an opening in the Castlegar office for a Communications Coordinator (full-time, 15-month term). A detailed description of duties, skills and qualifications can be viewed at or requested from Debra Stewart at 1.800.505.8998. Please forward resumes to by noon (Pacific) February 7, 2011 for consideration.

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We have routes available in Uphill and Rosemont including: Route 2060: W. Houston St. 200 - 500 block, McQuarrie Ave. 1500 block, W. Richards St.100 - 600 block, Robertson Ave. 1500 block, Slocan Cres. 1700 block, Slocan St. 1600 block, Vancouver St. 1600 block Route 2150: Cedar St. 1500 block, Delbruck St. 600 block, Hall St. 1600 - 1800 block, Houston St. 600 - 800 block, Richards St. 600 - 800 block Route 2160: Cedar St. 1300 - 1400 block, Gore St. 600 - 1000 block, Hall St. 1200 - 1400 block, Hendryx 1200 - 1300 block, Innes St. 600 - 900 block, Park St. 1400 block, Robson St. 600 - 900 block. Route 2350: Josephine St. 600 block, Kootenay St. 600 - 800 block, Silica St. 200 - 500 block, Stanley St. 600 block, Victoria St. 200 - 500 block, Ward St. 600 block.

Earn $10 - $20 per hour ! ! ! Call Steven Maloff, Distribution Manager for more details Nelson Star 250.352.1890 Castlegar News 250.365.6397

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Help Wanted

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ANNI MUHLEGG, B.S.W. from Whispering Herd offers counseling & equine-assisted learning for all ages. Holistic health, transpersonal psychology and outdoor-based therapy. www.whisperingherd. com 250-354-7778

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

Heavy Duty Machinery

Mobile Homes & Parks

Commercial/ Industrial

Auto Financing

Hair Stylist, FT perm position. Great position to jump start your career. Easy to build clientele, Invermere B.C. Leave message 250-342-9863 Now Hiring. ROAM is offering part-time employment beginning in February, previous experience beneficial. Drop resume at 639 Baker St.

A-STEEL Shipping Containers/Bridges Super Sale On NowNew/Used/Damaged. BEST PRICES. 20’24’,40’,45’,48’,53’ Insulated Reefer Containers 20’40’48’53’ CHEAP 40’ Farmers Specials all under $2,200! Semi Trailers for hi way & storage. We are Overstocked, Delivery BC & AB 1-866-528-7108 Call 24 hours

2011 CANADIAN Dream Home 3 bed/2 bath, 1512 sqft, CSA-Z240 $109,950 includes delivery and set up in lower BC, 877-976-3737 or 509-4819830 m/images/email_jan2.jpg

4800 sq ft. Commercial space with parking, above bowling alley. Ph 250-551-5035

Medical/Dental Dental receptionist wanted. Experience required. Temporary position possibly leading to full time. Reply to Dr. Daan Kuiper at 201-402 Baker St. Nelson or email

Office Support Clerk


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French Tutor: need to improve French in school? Planning a trip? Interested in conversation? Any age/level. Call Estelle 250-777-1533 or email

Buying, Selling? Financial Services

HR REP AdvoCare Health Services is currently hiring a Temporary HR Rep/Program Assistant for it’s Nelson location. The position is Monday to Friday for 30 hours a week, work hours flexible. This positions length is undetermined. Please apply if you have an HR background or have several years experience with recruitment, performance/employee management, and past experience in a leadership role. Must have experience in a unionized work environment. Previous experience in health care would be considered a strong asset. A Business or HR Diploma or degree would be considered an asset however years experience would be taken into consideration. To apply please email resumes to h o l l y. f l i n k m a n @ a d vo c a r e health. com.

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Feed & Hay ALL TYPES of hay for sale! all in medium squares (3x4x8). For all your Dairy, Horse, Feeder Hay needs, visit or call Cale @ 403-635-0104. Delivery available and Min order is a semi-load.

Pets Havanese Maltese cross puppies, ready Jan 19th $500. Deposit will hold. 250-352-3287

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

Misc. Wanted WANTED: Canoe, used. Please call 250-229-4648

Musical Instruments Guitar: Martin DXM Dreadnaught w/ case. $600. 250354-7691 Portable Grand Yamaha keyboard DGX-220. $650. 250-354-7691

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Sporting Goods Skis for sale: 170 cm Volkl Kiku. Freeride bindings, like new. $900 obo. 250-319-3648

BUTCHER SHOP BC INSPECTED GRADED AA OR BETTER LOCALLY GROWN NATURAL BEEF Hormone Free Grass Fed/Grain Finished $100 Packages Available Quarters/Halves $2.05/lb Hanging Weight Extra Lean Hamburger $3/lb TARZWELL FARMS 250-428-4316 Creston

Real Estate Business for Sale Par 3 Golf Course for sale! Excellent, established small business, Property development potential, Owner can live on 29 acres. Prime Land with Clubhouse, Restaurant. Financing available, 250-3042663,

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BLEWETT House for rent. 4 bedrm + den. 5 mins from Nelson. $2200/month. Huge yard, mtn views, chicken coop, fire pit. Lots of storage and parking. Email ink@susanhollis. com or call 604-698-6661.


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UPHILL, furnished room, own cable TV, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, kettle. Wireless internet, W/D. Walking distance Baker St. and Selkirk, on bus route. N/S, N/P, $475/mo. inclusive. 505-5467

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KOOTENAY LAKE Serviced RV sites in waterfront resort and marina. For details email or 1-800-6618199.

Nelson, 1 Bdrm,quiet, W/D, N/S,N/P. Parking, References required. Avail Feb1.$650. 208-304-5297 or 250-352-5634 messages. Nelson, sm. bachelor suite, furnished. $450. N/S, N/P. Ref. required 208-304-5297. WANT a life style change? 100 Mile House welcomes you. Cariboo Garden Apt. Bright, clean, 1 block from hospital and shopping, seniors welcome. Willing to help fire victims. 1bdrm. $550/mo. 2bdrm. $650/mo. (1-250)3950809 or (1-250)395-0168

Apartment Furnished Six Mile 1bdrm furnished suites, N/P,N/S. $750 utilities incl,monthly.250-825-9421

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Bachelor Suite in Rosemont. Avail Feb 1, NS, NP. $650 incl utilities & cable/internet. 1 occupant only. 250-505-1178 NELSON Lg. 1 bdrm Suite for rent. 5 mins from Nelson. f/p, d/w, shared laundry, Utilities Included, Cable and wireless internet. $925 Available Feb 15th or March 1st. Call 250825-4767

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‘98 Subaru Impreza. 5 dr, 5 speed, good winter tires. 230,000km. $2950 obo. 250-354-8512

Subaru Legacy 2001 All Wheel Drive with only 105,000 km’s FOR SALE - $9,900. Excellent condition... only highway driven... includes roof racks, winter and summer tires, rubber mats (even for the back), power locks, windows and mirrors. Call 250-352-2449 to see.

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SALMO RURAL renovated 4 bd starter home. .41 ac Level/fenced/ gardens.Workshop Quick Possession. $199,900. Call Burke Jones.

DUPLEX Each unit is 1000 sf. A 3 bd & a 2 bd. Easy to rent. Close to downtown. $329,000. Call David Gentles

MIRROR LAKE Gambrel style 3 bd 2 bt. Great views. .86 ac. $375,000. Call David Gentles.

SLOCAN RIVER RD. Pristine 83 acres @ Cougar Bluffs. Private wilderness. $374,900. Call Burke Jones.

NEW 1/2 duplex. Quality construction, open concept 3 bd 3 bt. Full basement. $339,000 ea. HST incl. Call John Knox.

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

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

PRIVATE .42 ac south of Nelson. 2 bd Mobile, addition & 2 garages. $249,900. Call Burke Jones. 6-MILE Great Starter home on .38 ac. 3 bd, 3 bt. Deck. Suite possible. $299,000. Call David Gentles. YMIR - 4 bd 2 bt home on spacious lot. Many upgrades. Ready to move into! $299,000. Call Burke Jones. UPHILL 1.5 storey home. Lots of improvements Corner Lot. In-law suite. $300,000. Call Burke Jones. HERITAGE LODGE. circa 1920. Majestic 8 bd 6 bt, w/ suite. Maintained Heritage thru-out. Lake views. Treed & private 3.43 Ac. $995,000. Call David Gentles.

UPPER KASLO. Beautifully expanded spacious open 3+ bd home. Garage, deck & bonus room. $356,000. Call David Gentles. UPHILL RANCHER. 3 bd 2 bt. Level lot. Fenced. Bachelor suite potential. $359,000. Call David Gentles.

KAYS RD. 2,012 sf 3bd 2bt Rancher on 2.46 private acres. Separate Shop. $424,900. Call David Gentles. POPOU RD 4.96 private ac. 3bd 3bt home. Elevator, Shop, Garage. + 2bd Mobile Home. $425,000. Call Burke Jones.

KRESTOVA 7.9 Acres. Level/fenced. Private treed setting. 3 bd 1 bt home. $365,000. Call Burke Jones.

UPHILL. Pride of ownership!! Classic decor. 3bd 3bt walk-up. Quick possession. Suite potential. $490,000. Call David Gentles.

TOAD MOUNTAIN LOG. Exquisite home on 2.77 ac. Separate, heated garage, Lake views. Suite. $569,900. Call John Knox.

FORT SHEPPARD Unique frame & log design. Upgraded 4bd 3bt. 3 levels. Views. Huge decks. $549,000. Call David Gentles. FAIRVIEW Two bdrm starter home on 60 x 110 corner lot. Potential!! $249,000. Call David Gentles.

Dave Gentles 250.354.8225

Burke Jones 250.354.8515

John Knox 250.505.6645

WATERFRONT. 55’ level beach, 2 storey home, foreshore lease & marina. $599,000. Vacant adjoining lot with 52’ of waterfront available for $374, 900. Call Burke Jones. KENIRIS RD. Straw Bale on 3.29 acres. Custom features thru-out. $599,900. Call John Knox. BALFOUR 5.91 wooded ac. 1500 sf private home. Huge 30x60 shop. $679,000. Call Burke Jones. SLOCAN RIVER FRONT @ PASSMORE.

Custom 2100 sf Rancher. Level 1.48 ac. 1600 sf garage. All in-floor heat. Wheelchair access. $689,900. Call Burke Jones. KOOTENAY LAKE Waterfront @ 17 mile. Spacious bungalow, in-door pool. .80 ac w/ 125 ft sandy beach & new deep water dock. $699,000. Call John Knox.

433 Josephine St.Nelson, BC V1L 1W4 Ph. 250.352.2100 Fax 250.352.6888

BOSUN’S REACH. A pristine development of private acreages above Slocan Lake near New Denver. Sizes range from 4 to 35 acres. 13 available parcels. Priced from $700,000 + HST. Call John Knox. BONNINGTON 1.58 acres on Brown Rd. Treed, South facing, paved road. Close to Park. $149,900. Call David Gentles. SALMO 3.57 level ac a stone’s throw from the Salmo River. RV & outbuildings. $175,000. No HST. Call David Gentles. SPROULE CREEK/TAGHUM 4 bd 3 bt, full basement. Suite potential. .83 ac. $434,900. Call David Gentles NORTH SHORE Lake view .47 ac building lot. UG services. Great Value. $110,000. No HST. Call David Gentles.

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Bahrain Chinese influence celebrated and beyond Chinatown Week Set for May


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Just before the beginning of the Chinese New Year, mayor John Dooley proclaimed the week of May 9 to 15 as Chinatown Week. May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada, and Nelson is celebrating its first Chinatown Week, in recognition of the significant contribution made by its Chinese community to the city’s rapid growth in its early days.

The celebration will be Nelson-wide, with more than 30 cultural, educational, commercial organizations, stores and restaurants presenting their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of this part of Nelson’s history with special events, demonstrations, exhibits, food and merchandise offerings. What will clearly identify them all — outdoors and indoors — are 600 red Chinese paper lanterns. Nelson’s schools

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How long have you been delivering the Nelson Star? For about 3.5 months for the Nelson Star. What is your favorite part of the job? The fresh air, the exercise, and the “thank you’s”. What do you like to do when you are not delivering the paper? I play guitar, sing, etc. I also like hiking, biking, and swimming, oh, and sledding in the winter.

Cricket C rick cket ket iis a cuddly ddl and d playful l f l two t year old spayed female. She has a soft and beautiful gray coat. She is independent, but still loving. She is not crazy about other animals, but would be okay with them after an adjustment period. SPCA Pet of the Week Ad sponsored by


are being encouraged to discover how the Chinese community helped shape the city and express their discoveries creatively during Chinatown Week. The highlight of Chinatown Week will be the May 15 dedication of a monument at the corner of Hall and Vernon Streets, an entrance to the former Chinatown. Funding has been made available by the City of Nelson and the Columbia Basin Trust.

Heather will receive a $10 gift certificate from: S.H.A.R.E Nelson 612 Lakeside Drive Nelson BC V1L 5S7 • (250) 352-1222

Congratulations Heather!

What’s it like teaching in a country about as long as the Slocan Valley? Where each student has their own car and driver, and Sharia law may not be a kind friend in your time of need? On Tuesday, February 1, join Victor and Annilie Doerksen at the Slocan Park Hall at 7 p.m. as they share the story of their three years there. The program is one of the popular winter travel talks offered by Slocan Valley Recreation. Connected by a causeway to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain is the Saudi’s weekend playground for alcohol and prostitution and every weekend tens of thousands pour over the border, clogging the roads. The beauty of this location, however, is the ease of opportunity for travel. The Doerksens visited more than a dozen countries and truly have many amazing and unique experiences. They discovered there was something very powerful about walking on ground where civilization has been built upon civilization for thousands of years. For this evening presentation they focus on the Arabicspeaking countries they visited: Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria. Victor has many wonderful pictures to share and they will have clothing and other items on display. Admission for this special talk is a donation to the Slocan Food Bank. Please call Slocan Valley Recreation at 250-226-0008 if planning to attend the evening.

Friday, January 28, 2011

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280 Baker St., Nelson, BC


Wayne Germaine 250.354.2814

Norm Zaytsoff 250.354.8584

Lev Zaytsoff 250.354.8443

Robert Goertz 250.354.8500

James Loeppky 250.509.0804

Yara Chard 250.354.3382


BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED TOWNHOME This wonderful tidy home includes a lovely new maple kitchen, quality laminate floors throughout, new bathrooms, fresh paint and newer windows. With over 1300 sq. ft. there are 3 bedrooms and 1½ bathrooms. A private location with a wonderful yard. Quick possession available. Call Wayne


PRIVATE BUILDING LOT This 1 acre building lot is within walking distance to Winlaw community. It offers treed privacy while being a part of a rural subdivision. There are many opportunities to access the beauty and recreation in the valley just minutes from your door step. Call Yara or visit


STYLISH FAMILY HOME Offered far below assessed value, this five-year-old home offers a unique design, great floor plan and stunning lake views all within 10 mins of Nelson. The home is thoughtfully constructed with a family in mind from a large living room and kitchen to a floor plan which will work for any family. This will not last long. Call Norm or Lev


RECREATION NEARBY Here is a great little starter or seasonal home on 2 separately titled lots in Balfour: 2 bedrooms with attached carport on a quiet no-through street. Tennis courts, wharf, pub and services just around the corner. House on 1 lot $195,000, or both for $259,900 Call Norm or Lev



NESTLED IN THE FOREST In a lovely forest setting near Nelson City boundary, this solid 3-bed, 3-bath home is warm and inviting with plenty of yard space for the kids to play and ample garden space. Nestled amongst the trees on a .42 acre lot, a small stream flows through the property. This wonderful home is a short walk to the Waldorf School and just a couple of blocks to public transit. Call James EXTREMELY MOTIVATED SELLER Custom built North Shore home located in an upscale, quiet neighbourhood and sitting on a.43 acre lot. Built in 1996 and designed with a Victorian flare this homes heritage style offers high ceilings, wrap around veranda and all of the comforts of a modern home at a reduced price. Call Robert

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STILL DOING TIME 250.352.7178 520 C Falls Street Nelson, BC Above Savoy Bowling Lanes

Vicki Gabereau

I’ve learned that they have a variety of programs to help people recover from injuries. It makes no difference whose fault it was or whether you were the driver, a passenger, a pedestrian or a cyclist. If you get hurt in a crash, ICBC will help you get better. Turns out they’re kinder and gentler than I thought. As part of basic Autoplan, all drivers in BC get “accident benefits” of up to $150,000 to help pay for medical and rehabilitation expenses. The benefits will also cover a portion of your lost wages if you’re unable to work because of injuries sustained in a car crash. Medical coverage includes hospital care, chiropractic treatments, physiotherapy, medication and more. ICBC even has its own Rehabilitation Department to help people recover from catastrophic or long term injuries. They help with everything from physical rehabilitation to home modifications to vocational retraining as needed. At any given time the rehabilitation department is helping around 2700 people recover to the best of their abilities. I hope you never need it, but it’s nice to know it’s there. Learn more about what I’ve learned at

Got a question? I don’t have all the answers but I know where to go to find them. So if there’s something you’d like to know about ICBC or car insurance submit it on my blog and I may end up exploring it in the future. At you’ll also find helpful answers to questions others have asked. Here’s an example: Q: Vicki, I will be turning 65 soon and have a clean driving record. Are there any additional discounts I can plan on from ICBC? A: I have some good news for you. You can save 25% off the cost of your basic Autoplan if both the owner and principal driver are 65 or older and the vehicle is used for pleasure. Your Autoplan broker will be happy to discuss this with you.

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Pets Available for Adoption Call 250-551-1053 for information or visit: ♥ ADOPT ♥ YOUR ♥ VALENTINE ♥ The best Valentine you’ll ever get is probably waiting for you at a KAAP foster home. Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP) is asking families in our communities to open their hearts to a homeless animal this month. KAAP currently has 19 teenaged to adult cats in foster homes, and some have been there for many months. The cats range in age from 6 months to 5 ½ years, and are a variety of colours, short/medium/ long hair, and personalities. All cats are spayed/ neutered. Some of these cats are in pairs, and have formed strong bonds; during the month of February only, KAAP is offering two cats for only one adoption fee ($115). KAAP’s goal is to find forever homes for all 19 cats in February, as there are many more waiting for help. Please visit these cats online at www., or call Daryl at 250-551-1053 for more information. KAAP Pet Adoption Clinics are held every Sunday afternoon from 1-3 pm at Streetclothes Named Desire, 498 Baker St, Nelson. Flowers wilt and heart-shaped candy boxes are reduced to empty wrappers in no time. An adopted animal will be your Valentine forever.

KAAP is in 1st place in the newest Pepsi Refresh Project contest and we need your help to stay there! Please go online to log in, and vote. This money will be used to spay/neuter 150 pets, thus reducing the overpopulation of unwanted cats and dogs, and to help low income families pay for vet bills, medicines, and food. KAAP is 100% volunteer, non-profit, no kill, and has helped over 800 pets in the past 3 years! ? NEW PUPPY: Klinger

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