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Sandi Barton enjoys a cup of coffee from one of her former competitors. The local coffee pioneer simply likes her favourite cup black.

She rode the first wave of Nelson’s coffee shop craze, but after 16 years at the community’s confluence Sandi Barton is moving on. As she gets set to explore new roads in her Volkswagen Beetle, the queen of Heritage City coffee looks back at Jigsaw’s run atop the caffeine buzz culture by Greg Nesteroff


or Sandi Barton, it was always more about community than coffee. Sixteen years almost to the day since she opened Jigsaws at the corner of Ward and Baker, she insists it better resembled a family than a business. “It truly was a family in every sense of the word,� she says. “It was a place for people who had nowhere to go.� Barton recently sold her popular shop to Amy Stewart, who is in the midst of renovating and rebranding. But while she felt the time was right for a personal and professional change, she’s still emotional about it. “My last few days were awful,� she says. “I can’t walk down that street. I’ve been struggling because I feel like I let people down by closing.� She figures several hundred customers came into Jigsaws daily, making it part of their routine. And over the years she got to know them. “Everybody has a story and everybody needs somebody to listen,� she says. “Anybody can sell coffee, but it’s what you do when you’re selling it. That’s what I’m going to miss so much.� Story continues to ‘Making’ on Page 15

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This 3 bdrm. home is close to town, parks, grocery stores & hospital. Enjoy the private back yard or stunning views from the front yard. There is a 1-bdrm. legal suite (furnished) in the above ground basement. (11-45) MLS #K200595

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1982 doublewide mobile home that must be moved by June 2011. Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1000 sq.ft. home. Affordable living for anyone starting out. (10-391) MLS #K197499

Large open 2 room school suitable for daycare or other education aspects. Some restrictions pertain. Property is zoned P3 Educational Institutional & may require rezoning for use other than school. Triple net lease. (10-383) MLS #K3900559

RURAL ACREAGE: $289,000 The three bdrm., 1826 sq.ft. home is situated on 3.49 acres. Land is flat. There is an additional “panabode” dwelling for additional living space which is a great start for studio or rental. (10-362) MLS #K196683

NEW LISTING: $469,000 Custom built cedar home occupies the premium south-facing setting in this desirable North Shore subdivision. Lake and mountain vistas. Recent extensive remodel of this attractive 3 bedroom + den, 3 bath home. (11-43)MLS #K200592

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Feature Second in a Series of West Kootenay-Related Lists

Eight curiously named streets Photos and Text by Greg Nesteroff


KASLO Motivated Seller Will Consider Offers

Behind Pennywise, naturally. The name was adopted a couple of years ago. Alas, while Kaslo has an Abbey family, there is no Abbey Road.

In honour of one of the chief products of the Gray Creek Store. It’s also one of the few places you can buy a woodstove and a carton of milk at the same time.



WINLAW Don’t know if it was named before or after the show debuted in 1969.

$539,900 Custom built North Shore home located in an upscale, quiet neighbourhood and sitting on a.43 acre lot with mature landscaping. 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.

Friendliest street in West Kootenay?

Yet no Superman Street or Clark Kent Avenue.

WARFIELD Robert Goertz (250) 354-8500

One in a series of streets named for mostly English authors, playwrights, and poets. Others include Dickens, Kipling, Shelley, Wordsworth, Thackeray, Byron, and Keats. The Greenwood suburb of Anaconda was laid out with similarly named streets, but they are no longer in use. There’s also a Shakespeare Avenue in Nakusp.

Kootenay Elegance

David Gentles 250.354.8225

433 Josephine St. NELSON, BC V1L 1W4

Ph. 250.352.2100 Fax 250.352.6888 To view Listings go to:

View Ridge Road $919,000 An uncompromised timber frame home. Rich timber detailing with consideration to style & beauty throughout. Hand carved entry door opens to a stunning foyer & flowing 2 1/2 storey open design. Curved loft balcony. Circular driveway. 2.11 private acres. Call David today.

SOUTH SLOCAN The Junction Church is on the corner, although the street names predated it.

7.9 Acres

Burke Jones 250.354.8515

Silverton Lake Shore Inn $595,000 Great opportunity to enjoy the tourism business. This Quaint Inn has seen many renovations. Everything is in place - Restaurant, Bar/ lounge, lake view patio, 7 lake view rooms with balconies, a family theme suite, 3rd floor has 2 bdrm suite with dormers Central Slocan Valley location. Call Burke for details.

Classic Character

Burke Jones 250.354.8515

4332 Lower Krestova Rd. $365,000 Horse lovers delight! Enjoy near level fenced pastures, gardens & mature evergreens for privacy around the 3 bdrm manufactured home plus 16x21 garage. A tranquil setting mid-way to Castlegar or Nelson. Great hobby farm location. Call Burke for details.

Straw Bale 3.29 Acres

John Knox 250.505.6645

1024 Carbonate St. $579,000 Exquisite family home with commanding views on a large 99.75x118.96’ corner lot. 6 bedrooms plus a walk out suite for mortgage helper or visiting family. 2nd storey offers a spacious master suite, ensuite & 2 bdrms. Beautiful views are enjoyed throughout. Call John for details.

John Knox 250.505.6645

3132 Keniris Rd.

$599,900 Custom design straw bale home. 3.29 acres, organic gardens, abundant fruit trees & views of the lake & mountains. Eco-friendly construction with amazing attention to detail. Custom hand crafted cabinetry, beautiful wood beams, hardwood floors, in-floor heat & hot tub. A “must see” to be fully appreciated. Call John for details.

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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 fireplace, 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!

$44,900 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.

$299,900 Affordable in Nelson Situated in the John’s Walk subdivision on Sproat Drive. This lot has one of the finest 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.

$419,000 Newer Home With Detached Shop Two storey home with full unfinished basement. Nice finish throughout with hardwood flooring, large kitchen, lavish ensuite, three bedrooms plus office, and 2.5 baths. There is an attached double garage plus a detached 40 x 26 garage/shop. Paved driveway, well landscaped, and located on Corra Linn Road (Lower Bonnington). Court-order sale.

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Ambitious plan unveiled Kootenay Christian Fellowship aims to transform the old Savoy Hotel into low-cost housing, performance space and a self-sustaining facility that can address many low-income issues GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

The pastor of Kootenay Christian Fellowship calls the vision for redeveloping the old Savoy Hotel a “social enterprise” he hopes will receive strong community buy-in. Jim Reimer confirmed in a interview with the Star this week that the church has made an offer on the building at Falls and Baker, and hopes to use it not only for religious services but housing and retail. They also plan to make it available to performing arts groups. “Our vision is quite extensive,” Reimer says. “It’s a huge project. We want to turn it into a wonderful community place on all three floors.” Although they don’t yet own it, they have applied for a zoning amendment to allow the building to be used for church purposes. It’s expected to go before city council on March 7. Reimer says the recent Kerr Apartments fire made it apparent “like an exclamation mark” that the community needs more affordable housing. Their proposal is to create up to 18 spaces on the second floor. “We have always taken a wholistic approach to homelessness,” he says. “Just feeding people isn’t all we want

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Downtown Lease Space Perfect for office/professional use! For Lease is the second floor of the New China Restaurant Building at the corner of Vernon and Hall Streets. Very nice bright working space with a private entrance, a reception area, three offices, Each office independently RHC REALTY 2 piece bath, and storage area. Available owned & operated immediately. Additional to the rent will be View Virtual Tours at electrical, telephone & internet costs.

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The old Savoy Hotel could become a mix of residential, commercial, and church use if a proposal to redevelop the building goes ahead.

to do, but we’re limited in our [current] space. If the building can become selfsustainable, instead of trying to make money on the units, we can actually provide housing people can afford.” The main floor could have a small coffee shop, bookstore, and other retail space. The area used for Sunday church services would double as a performing arts venue. “We’re going to have all the technology in there anyway for our church, so we thought wouldn’t it be great to have a space the arts community could use?” Reimer says. The basement would become the new home of Our Daily Bread, the hot lunch service provided five days per week. Reimer suggests it could also be used as a

training ground. “If we can have it as a place where people learn how to work in the kitchen, they can move nicely into a job in a restaurant environment, and then into the community elsewhere.” Another possibility for the basement is a laundromat. Reimer says the idea has been in the works since before Christmas, but it will require significant capital outlay to acquire the property and carry out the renovations. “It’s going to take over $1 million. We’re starting to raise money now,” he says. Because it is a non-profit development, donations are tax-deductible. For now, any money raised will be placed in a separate account so it can be refunded if the project fails.

While they will apply for grants and develop a business plan, Reimer says community support is critical. “We’re not waiting on the government. We want this to be a community project. To make it sustainable, we need to raise quite a bit of capital to bring the mortgage down. “This is a social enterprise right from the getgo. We’re not planning on making money, we’re planning on helping people. The retail and other stuff is to make it sustainable so we can provide low-cost, highquality housing and continue our services for Our Daily Bread.” The building, erected in 1913 as the Athabasca Hotel, has been derelict since a fire in 2007. If the project proceeds, Reimer says Kootenay Christian Fellowship’s present headquarters on Stanley Street would likely be sold. l Reimer’s return to Haiti is tentatively scheduled for March 18. He’ll be part of a group of 12 who will use $20,000 in donations to build houses. They initially planned to be there last month on the first anniversary of the earthquake that devastated the nation, but were forced to postpone their trip due to political instability.


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Banking System Upgrade - Important Member Information Members of Nelson & District Credit Union need to be aware that from Friday Feb. 11th at 2 p.m. to Tuesday Feb. 15th at 10 a.m. all banking services will be interrupted.


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This season the Nelson Star will be bringing you Trail Mix, a page dedicated to the outdoor activities that we enjoy in the Kootenays. Do you have a great story you’d like to share? An idea for something we should include? Maybe you have a special spot that you’d like to let people know about? Let us know, we’d love to hear from you! $POUBDU.BEJrTBMFT!OFMTPOTUBSDPN

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Summer Wage Subsidies Access Columbia Basin Trust’s Summer Works Program to boost your small business and provide a job for a student this summer. t $7/hour wage subsidy; t Quick turnaround on applications; t Employment of students age 15 and up.

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One record low temperature was established last month, according to stats from the Southeast Fire Centre’s weather office in Castlegar. The mercury dipped to –19.5 on January 11, breaking the old record set in 1975. However, it was nowhere near the record low for the month: –25.7 set on January 1, 1979. The highest temperature was 5.6 degrees on the 17th. Despite being in a moderate to strong La Niùa phase, the average monthly temperature was 0.3 degrees milder than normal. We received pretty much the typical amount of rain and snow, although there were three more days of measurable precipitation than usual. The biggest dump came on the night of the 11th, when 13.2 centimeters fell, representing 22 per cent of the total monthly snowfall. That turned to rain several days later, with 13.2 millimeters falling on the nights of the 15th and 16th, accounting for 64 per cent of the monthly total.

LOCAL UNEMPLOYMENT DIPS SLIGHTLY Apply Now for CBT’s Environmental Initiative Grants CBT is accepting applications for community-initiated and community-supported projects that help to maintain and enhance the environment in the Columbia Basin. Applications are being accepted for projects under $10,000; and between $10,000 and $20,000. Applications must be submitted both online and in person. If you need help submitting your application online or experience technical difficulties, contact Tiffany Postma at or 1.800.505.8998 well in advance of the deadline date. Completed applications must be received no later than 3:30 pm PDT March 18, 2011. For detailed eligibility criteria, application guides and forms, visit

January’s jobless rate of 8.3 per cent in the Kootenays was down from 8.7 per cent in December. It was also lower than January 2010, when the figure was pegged at 9.6 per cent. Statistics Canada estimates 6,300 people were looking for work last month, but with 2,300 fewer jobs to go around the region than at the same time last year. The figures cover both the East and West Kootenays. The national unemployment rate was 7.8 per cent, slightly higher than in December, despite the creation of 69,000 jobs. The rate was skewed because the labour force grew by over 106,000 people.


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OF THE YEAR? The Nelson Knights of Columbus are seeking nominations to recognize an individual who has made the greatest contribution through volunteerism. Nomination forms and cover letter are available at Nelson City Hall, Chamber of Commerce and Sonja’s China Cabinet.

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Tuesday Incident

Salmo abduction story unfolds KIM MAGI Castlegar News Reporter

A report of an attempted child abduction in Salmo on Tuesday led to a scramble of RCMP all over the region looking for a man that didn’t exist, as it was later proven the report was a hoax. Staff Sgt. Dan Seibel of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment said a 13-year-old boy showed up at the Salmo RCMP station and said he had just been thrown out of a van by a man that had allegedly abducted him from the side of Highway 3. “The investigators backtracked to the area where the alleged culprit had thrown the 13-year-old boy out of the vehicle and into the snow and they were able to note that there were some inconsistencies there,� Seibel said. The boy told RCMP that between 8:30 and 9 a.m. a man driving a Dodge van grabbed him and drove off, but because the boy had made so much noise, the alleged abductor threw him out of the van and drove westbound on Highway 3 out of Salmo. “When I was advised of this, I quickly did up a media release and the investigators sent out a ‘be on the look out for,’� Seibel said. Surrounding school districts and RCMP detachments were alerted as well. “We have a duty to inform the public and keep the public safe,� Seibel said. “Two of us in our office here in Nelson were involved, two plainclothes officers, two officers in Salmo, not to mention all the other officers, upon receiving this, patrolled the highways in their own jurisdictions.� When RCMP first interviewed the boy they believed his story to be true, Seibel said, even after explaining to him that what he was

telling them was very serious. “If we didn’t act on this, based on the information that we had, and we believed at the time the boy to be truthful, should that alleged predator stop at the next school in Trail, boy oh boy, who knows what could’ve happened.� In truth, following extensive interviewing and investigating, it was determined the boy had skipped school after being dropped off at a grocery store. He then walked to the Esso gas station to buy a pack of gum and got lost while walking around the rail bed area.

“The boy ended up receiving a long, detailed lecture from the police and the parents were supportive of the police and their actions.� Dan Seibel

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“He ends up finding the highway and he’s worried that his parents are going to be mad at him. He’s cold and wet and he’s crying. He flags down a vehicle, he looks like he’s gone through an ordeal‌ then he’s taken by a local Salmo resident to the RCMP office,â€? Seibel said. Once RCMP discovered the story was a hoax, they explained the repercussions and strain of resources on this case to the boy. “The parents of the boy were involved in this, the boy ended up receiving a long, detailed, lecture from the police and the parents were supportive of the police and their actions,â€? Seibel said. “They were disappointed in the boy and his behaviour.â€? Seibel said the police are not pursuing any charges against the boy or his family.

Budget up for discussion Nelson Star Staff

Nelson’s 2011 budget goes back to council chambers Tuesday at 9 a.m., when city council will look at a preliminary draft. This year’s budget is expected to contain a tax increase of about three per cent. The meeting is open to the public, and Nelson mayor John Dooley is encouraging people to sit in on the deliberations and of-

fer their feedback. “It’s very important people let us know what their thoughts are,� he says. “It’s not good enough to come forward after the fact and say, ‘I don’t like the tax increase.’� So far, Dooley says only one member of the public has attended the city’s budget meetings. Once it passes council, the draft budget is presented to the public at an open house.

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News Contentious Condo Development Fires Up

Kutenai Landing goes back to market ANDREA KLASSEN Nelson Star Reporter

After another round of legal wrangling, the Kutenai Landing development is up for sale for a third time. The marketing campaign for the waterfront housing complex was initially relaunched last November, but all new listings for the property had to be pulled when parent company New Future Group, headed by Kamloops developer Mike Rink, sought protection from bankruptcy under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. New Futures currently has until April 30 to refinance and restructure more than $120 million of debt, but must also declare it

sought credit protection on its legal documents — including those that allow it to market Kutenai Landing. “That’s why there hasn’t been any activity around here, because we’ve been waiting for them to jump through the hurdles that they needed to,” says relator Phil Hare, who is in the process of listing the condominiums once again and reopening the development’s Cedar Street showroom. “Everything else is the same, the dates are the same. It just says that New Future had to apply for the CCA and they’ve been successful.” Hare says nine of the 17 buyers who originally purchased units in the project

have stayed on, and several more have suggested they will return to the project “once they see some movement.”

“The reason I’m sticking with it is because this project has legs.” Phil Hare

Nelson-Based Realtor

Hare estimates he’s sold $6 million of the $12 million he’ll need for New Future to begin building. This is only the latest in a series of hiccups for the development, which met with criticism and legal ac-

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tion when it was originally proposed. But Hare says he doesn’t think New Future’s credit problems will scare off potential buyers. “The reason I’m sticking with it is because this project has legs,” he says. “I’m not worried about it at all. Despite the problems the developer had or has, the city needs this housing area.” According to an independent assessment of New Future’s current projects done by financial advisory firm The Bowra Group, Kutenai Landing is one of only two that could see the developer make money. The other project is a 30acre RV resort being developed in the Shuswap, which is valued at $29 million.

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Local MP’s bill defeated GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko says the defeat of his private member’s bill on genetically modified organisms Wednesday shows the Conservatives and Liberals are putting the interests of “their big business buddies” ahead of everyday farmers. The bill fell 178 to 98 in the House of Commons following heavy lobbying by the biotech industry. The Bloc Quebecois and 18 Liberals joined the NDP in supporting it. Atamanenko says he was disappointed but not surprised. “For some reason [the Liberals] didn’t want to approve the bill, even though their critic says he’s worried about contamination.” The proposed legislation would have obligated the government to consider the effect of overseas exports on Canadian farmers before approving new genetically modified seeds. Late last year, industry lobbyists blitzed

MPs and one bluntly told Atamanenko they didn’t want the issue discussed. “We’ve succeeded in the sense we’ve had a democratic discussion and consciousness [on the issue] has been raised,” he said, adding the NDP will keep up its fight on behalf of Canadian farmers.

I love road trips. And apparently so do many of you because a lot of people have been asking questions on my blog about what happens if you’re travelling outside of B.C. Some of the answers are below. Q: What do I do if I have a crash in the States? A: If you’re in a crash anywhere in Canada or the U.S., just call ICBC Dial-a-Claim at 1-800-910-4222. Telephone claims staff are available 24/7 to help you and explain what your policy covers. You can give them all the details and get the process started.

A: The Dial-a-Claim staff are there to help get you back on the road. They’ll check to see if you’re covered for things like a rental vehicle or towing. If you’re not covered, don’t worry. They’ll help you get in touch with companies in the area who can provide assistance.



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Q: What happens if I’m in a crash in the States and the driver who’s responsible doesn’t have insurance? A: Don’t worry, you’re covered for up to $200,000 in case of injuries caused by uninsured drivers. Q: I’m renting a car on my upcoming trip. Do I need to buy the insurance offered by the car rental company? A: If you have the optional Roadside Plus or RoadStar packages, you might not need to buy insurance from the rental car company because you’re already covered in Canada and USA. The best thing to do is visit your Autoplan broker before your trip to discuss your needs. You know all this talk has me thinking it’s time for another road trip. Shotgun! Learn more about what I’ve learned at Got a question?

I have lived at Lake View Village since January and I love it here. I always look forward to the dinner hour for not only are the meals very good, there is also the social aspect of it. It feels good to dress up to go to dinner! Also, with winter here it is wonderful not to have to worry about snow clearing etc. In short, we have no worries here it is all good!

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Time to make bigger change

Editor: Bob Hall Publisher: Chuck Bennett

The World View - Gwynne Dyer

Oil, CO2 and Undershirts


n the last few years the affordable housing discussion has become a permanent part of Nelson’s political landscape. It’s been discussed at City Hall, by our representatives in Victoria and even trickled its way to the federal realm. Plenty has been discussed, yet the statistics and the optics show the situation is worse than ever in Nelson. This community is a magnet for people — rich, poor and everybody in between. It shouldn’t be a surprise to see more extremes as the popularity of the city grows. While politicians continue to talk and reports continue to be written, it’s encouraging to see Kootenay Christian Fellowship’s ambitious plan to offer at least some form of practical solution to the issue. As Pastor Jim Reimer lays out in a story on Page 3 of today’s paper, the plan is turn the old Savoy Hotel into a “social enterprise.� A combination of low-cost housing, a worship area, performance space, retail and the Our Daily Bread meal service would take over the derelict building. It’s an idea with the potential to make a pretty significant dent in issues pertaining to some of the most vulnerable in our community. At its best, this is what organized religion does — help the people who need it most. Kootenay Christian Fellowship has proven with Our Daily Bread what can be achieved through kindness and wants to make a further commitment to change. The community should embrace the idea by standing with Reimer and those trying to make it happen. It won’t be easy. To make the transformation of the Savoy a reality it’s going to take money. Lots of money. Reimer has thrown out figures of more than a million dollars to make it happen. At this point there is no government support and the goal is to make it a self-sustainable operation. This community showed its heart when the Kerr Apartments burned last month. The crisis made us think about the needs of strangers. That outpouring can continue with this project and even more lives can be changed through local solutions to daunting problems. The Nelson Star is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to the B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to


here is an extraordinary disconnect between what the experts write about oil prices, and what is likely to happen out in the real world. The pundits inhabit an economist’s perfect dream-world, where oil prices respond to changes in supply and demand that are driven mainly by production costs and economic conditions. In the real world, it’s a lot more complex. The question of price is back on the table, because oil just broke through the $100-per-barrel level for the second time in history. (The first time was July 2008, when it briefly reached $147 per barrel before falling back to a low of $33 the following December.) But the experts have concluded that this time, cheap oil is never coming back. A typical offering was a document published by the oil industry giant BP a couple of weeks ago. BP Energy Outlook 2030 forecast that fossil fuels — oil, gas and coal — will still account for 80 per cent of primary energy worldwide in 2030. Moreover, total world energy consumption will grow very fast. Demand in the developed countries will not grow by much, if at all, in the next 20 years, but it will rise by almost two-thirds in the larger economies of the developing world, notably China’s and India’s. If 80 per cent of the energy mix is still fossil fuels in 20 years’ time, then the amount that the world Sh


burns will have to rise, too. Oil currently accounts for 35 per cent of primary energy in the world, and if that ratio persists then the we’re going to need a lot more of the stuff. That means the price will go up and stay up. Finding new oil will get more expensive, for the cheap, “sweet� oil in easy-

for this is the one place where relatively modest investments can increase production rapidly. However, the Middle East is unpredictable politically, and getting more so by the moment. The consumers hate uncertainty, and this gives them a strong incentive to move to alternative sources of energy.

to-reach places was developed first. Most of the new oil will be found under the sea, or in the Arctic, or trapped in tar sands in Canada and Venezuela, or it will be “sour� oil with a high sulphur content. The price per barrel has to be high to make it worthwhile to develop those resources — but it WILL stay high, because the demand for oil is going to rise so steeply. Or so it says in BP Energy Outlook 2030. Well, you didn’t expect an oil company to publish a report saying that demand for its product is going to dwindle and prices are going to fall, did you? But BP’s analysis leaves out politics, technology and even fashion. The politics first. One major implication of a rising demand for oil is that the importance of Middle Eastern oil will grow,

Concerns about global warming are pushing them in the same direction. The key to stopping the warming is to cut the amount of fossil fuels we are burning, and ultimately to stop using them entirely. Government programs to do that already exist in most countries, and even in the United States, where Congress blocks direct action, the Obama administration has used the Environmental Protection Agency to raise the fuel efficiency standard for American-built vehicles to 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016. (The current average is 25 mpg.) That alone will result in a 29 per cent cut in American oil usage. Now the technology. The hunt for a substitute fuel for vehicles is already underway. ExxonMobil, for example, is investing $600 million in research


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into producing a costeffective alternative from biomass — specifically, from algae that require no agricultural land and use only waste or salt water. And finally, fashion. In the 1934 movie It Happened One Night, Clark Gable, the leading male movie idol of the day, undressed to get into bed with Claudette Colbert (they were married, of course), and under his shirt was... a bare chest! He wasn’t wearing an undershirt! Shock, horror — and then the treacherous thought: why ARE we all wearing undershirts? In less than a year, the market for undershirts collapsed. So here we have a world where almost all the cars are oil-fuelled or at best “hybrid,� although electric-powered alternatives are beginning to appear on the market. The electrics are still not satisfactory for longdistance driving, but massproduced cars burning carbon-neutral oil substitutes in internal combustion engines are probably only five to ten years away. And in ten or 15 years’ time, after we have had a couple of really big environmental disasters or a new oil embargo by Middle Eastern oil producers, might the motorized masses ask themselves: why ARE we all driving petroleum-fuelled cars? And act on their conclusions. The BP study is a soothing bedtime story for worried oil industry execs. In the real world, the longterm future of oil prices may be down, not up.

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Letters to the Editor

Greens on Nelson Landing Open letter to Nelson city council regarding the Nelson Landing re-zoning and development proposal: Nelson-Creston Greens, on behalf of our members and all citizens of Nelson and area, respectfully ask that council make sure no toxic materials from the site will be released into the Kootenay River, that the health and safety of future inhabitants will be 100 per cent assured, and that Nelson taxpayers will be protected from the potentially very high cost of toxic clean up. We ask that council insists

that Red Sands Beach and the last small stand of waterfront forest in the city will be protected and that existing ecological values will be maintained or enhanced. The proposed rezoning, which includes public land, would allow the developer to build more than double the number of houses currently allowed. We believe that in return Nelson should also receive important benefits, possibly in the form of much needed affordable housing units in the development. Last but not least we hope

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council will allow Nelson and area citizens to participate in the entire Nelson Landing decision making process — not just at the very end when everything is written in stone and it has become an angry and divisive “yes or no” issue. Nelson citizens are passionate about their waterfront, and have shown many times that in a positive atmosphere they will freely contribute their remarkable talents, knowledge and ideas; they just need to be invited to do so. We hope you will. Sjeng Derkx Nelson-Creston Greens

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Prime Commercial Building

Land and building for sale. A prime location in the heart of downtown Nelson. This building has a very attractive brick front with huge windows and is well positioned on the busiest block of Baker Street. The main floor retail space is approx. 2300 sq ft with tall ceilings. There is a 1550 sq ft basement that provides lots of storage and additional work space. The lane provides access to a carport and single garage. Also potential to add another floor.





Beeps a flawed safety method Oh gads! If I hear another peep of a beep.... As a resident of downtown Nelson I took residence in signing a year lease... I don’t think moving is an option, nor do I feel concessions from city workers appropriate. (smirk) I was here before the new city busses arrived making that beep three times on arrival and on multiple arrivals there is a domino of beeps... how annoying. (eyes crossed) As for the safety factor, whoever invented this way of safety alertness has to have their heads re-examined; I would prefer an automated

voice, “Please stand back” as an intelligent approach towards the peace and safety for everyone. (smilin’) Besides are we to be evolving in technology? I am a safety oriented person and one can only question: Does the tractor/ loader only beep backing up? (UGGH!) If those beeps aren’t so loud why does the heavy duty operator have to wear ear mufflers? (puzzled) When my sleep is disturbed, I agree, it becomes a safety hazard on my job. (stressed) For peace sake, let’s adopt the audio voice and flush the beeps down the toilet and/or

I don’t mind the suggestion of the 6 a.m. beep alarm clock... (BEEP BEEP BEEP!)... we are all ready to wake up then. (yawn/stretch) In the awareness that we are all entitled to a peaceful, enjoyable living environment and yes sire, ya you, are in violation of disturbing the peace between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. I will have to be armed with my phone in case of another disturbance... camera too! Maybe even YouTube the event of a city worker disturbing the peace in a multiple of BEEPS! Jana Harmon Nelson

Grohman Creek Paradise

Perfect for Home, Recreation or Investment. 2.1 acres bordering a 20+ acre waterfront park conservation property only a 5 minute boat ride from Nelson near Grohman Creek. There are 2 separate 1.05 acre lots. This is an absolutely wonderful setting and a very rare opportunity to own such a unique property for this price. This is an exciting and peaceful place to build a cottage or full time residence. You will love living so close to the lake.

Near the Lake

Here is an opportunity to own a level, fully serviced lot in this beautiful lake front subdivision. This lot is only steps away from the water view pathway and close to Lakeside Park. The lake and mountain views are incredible. New homes are being built in this very attractive neighbourhood.

NELSON ROTARY CLUB Now accepting applications for the ADVENTURE


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!

Flowers to... the awesome person who has tracked the rails to trails for xc skiers. It is so much better for us! Thank you so much. Uphill XC Skier Flowers... A big bouquet of flowers to the Express for the 20+ years of contributing to Nelson’s eclectic diversity in print form. a thankful Nelsonian currently in Victoria, waiting for spring to arrive back home Flowers... to my amazing, kind hearted neighbor, who came to help me shovel my driveway in my husband’s absence. Neighbors like you are valued. Thank you for making our hill a wonderful community! Appreciative wife

Flowers... Thank you to our amazing technical fix it guy. You always show up at our work place with a smile, a friendly hello and a great work ethic. We are so very fortunate to have you! I hope your employer realizes what a star employee he has! So thankful our copier works Flowers... for resurrecting the column in honor of Nelson, both the man and the townsfolk who have enjoyed “Fish Heads and Flowers” for so many years. Fish Heads... to the suggestion of changing the name. Richie_T

If you have a Fish Head or a Flower... we’d like to hear it. Simply email us at with your quips, compliments or complaints. We’ll print the anonymous submissions for all to see. Be honest, but all we ask is you keep it tasteful. You can also drop by written submissions to our office at 514 Hall Street.

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.

Pet obituary was in the perfect spot


I write in response to the letter by S.M. Simpson about the pet obituary. I take great offense to the statement that an obituary of a loved family member such as a pet has no place on the obit page. Losing a loved one is always traumatic, whether it be a human or a pet. At times pets are more loved by and


















more supportive of a human than another human. I am glad I have that love in my life and will most likely also put an obituary in the paper (and would hope it would be placed on the same page as other loved ones obits) when my 14-year-old dog is no longer there to give me her unconditional love. After all, she is known by

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Letters to the Editor many people in the area. To the family who lost their beloved pet, my deeply felt sadness for your loss. And my apologies for having to read S.M. Simpson’s mean-spirited letter, especially at this time. Ann Alma and her dog Shira Nelson

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The Regional District of Central Kootenay is set to assume ownership of the wharf at McDonalds Landing. Area F director Ron Mickel says Fisheries and Oceans Canada will transfer the North Shore facility to local government hands at no cost after replacing all the woodwork above the high-water mark. “It was fast-tracked because we were proposing to go after it anyway as part of our official community plan,� Mickel says, “and the federal government had some money to spend before the end of its fiscal [year].� Mickel says the wharf was offered to the regional district some time ago, but things began to happen last summer when some residents approached him, concerned private interests would buy it or that it would be dismantled altogether. Federal officials indicated they weren’t prepared to pay for repairs unless some other body agreed to look after it. According to Mickel, the regional district may have to spend “$5,000 every 20 years� on upkeep, which could be recouped through dock rentals. “It has a very nice ramp and dock,� he says. “Moorage is al-

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McDonalds Landing is expected to be transferred to the regional district following a rebuild of the wharf by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. “It fell into our laps,â€? says regional director Ron Mickel. “The whole community will beneďŹ t.â€?

ways at a premium, so we’re looking at possibly renting some out and putting that money aside for maintenance.� McDonaldsLanding is a former sternwheeler stop which is today perhaps best known as the launching point to reach Camp Koolaree on the opposite side of Kootenay Lake. “I think it’s important we preserve it as an historic site,� Mickel says. “We don’t have too many left in Area F.� The transfer would include the wharf and access road only. The surrounding land is privately owned, although Mickel says they may look at buying some of it for parking. While the agreement has not been finalized, he doesn’t expect any problems. FisheriesandOceans Canada regional manager Robin Richardson says the wharf repairs

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will be done in three phases, “the first being the approach, which we’re trying to finish by first week in March. That’s railings and deckings. Later work includes a majority of the float work — replacing planking and tie-up rails.� The contract for the first phase has already been awarded, and the entire project should be complete by the end of March. “Our intention is to give [the regional district] a nice, fresh facility,� Richardson says. It’s not the only site Mickel has his eye on. “I’m hoping by September we’ll have some kind of major vision for the area as far as beaches and accesses,� he says. “Five Mile Beach is important, Six Mile Beach is important, a

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Paula Smith has arrived heads, hands, and heart back in the art A Valentines coffee party will be held at the Nelson United Church world, and celebrates with works in acrylic, pencil, and mixed me- from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be baking and books for sale. Addia exploring subjects from abstract to realist. Her work is now on mission is $3. display at the Nelson library through March. Canadian Parents for French will be hosting another fun filled Winter COLUMBIA BASIN TRUST ARTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE FUNDING Carnaval from 7 to 9 p.m. at Trafalgar School. Everyone—both EngThe Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, in partnership with lish and French speaking—is welcome to attend this family friendly Columbia Basin Trust, invite individuals of all artistic disciplines, event that has a focus on all things French. Along with plenty of dearts, culture and heritage groups in the Columbia Basin to apply licious maple treats and baking, there will be DJ-hosted music and for project funding. Info and applications available at basinculture. dancing, broomball, crafts, French quizzes, and more! Two dollar encom, or call 1-877-505-7355 or email Deadline for try includes maple treat. applications is March 11 or March 25 depending on the program. MP Alex Atamanenko and the Nelson-West Kootenay Chapter of FAMILY FUNK DOWN ON THE NORTH SHORE the Council of Canadians are holding a public forum at the United Come one, come all to the first annual Family Funk Down, February Church at 7:30 p.m. The forum is about CETA, the Comprehensive 12 at the North Shore Hall. The dance will take place from 6 to 11 Economic Trade Agreement, being negotiated by our federal governp.m. with a special leave taking ceremony at 8 p.m. for families with ment and the European Union without public or parliamentary input. younger children who need to get home early. Music provided by MP Peter Julian, federal NDP trade critic, will be one of many guest the one and only Rafferty Funksmith! Tickets are available by call- speakers to talk about the effects on all levels of society if this deal ing the Waldorf School at 250-352-6919, Shyloe at 250-352-2994, should go through. Jeanine at 250-229-5645 or Alia at 250-399-4554.



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Valentines dinner and dance at the Prestige Lakeside Resort ballroom. We local tangueras and tangueros are hosting an Argentine tango Break out and dance to the Playmor Junction Big Band after a sumptuValentine weekend (February 11 to 13) with all interested beginners ous buffet dinner—with chocolate fountain, of course. It all begins at and experienced dancers. Contact Heather at 250-226-7229, or Beth 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Eddy Music and Vogue Studios. at 250-352-5081 or to register.

AUDITIONS FOR KHAOS, THE OPERA 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.


Valentines Day banquet, 6:30 p.m. at the Adventist Church (1502 Granite Road). Plan to attend the Italiano banchetti Valentine and enjoy a wonderful three-course vegetarian Italian menu. Admittance is by free ticket only. A donation for the True North Pathfinder Club would be appreciated. For reservations, call 250-352-6102.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 Parkinson’s meeting at Christie Lee Hall (701 Gordon Road) from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Guest speaker Remi Champagne.


Community drum circle, Bigby Place, 509 Front Street, every Tues- The Nelson Refugee Committee invites you to a fundraising dinday night 7 till 9 p.m. Drop in fee $5. A fun, relaxing, healing experi- ner at the Nelson United Church. Money raised from this event will ence. We are all beginners. For more info call 250-352-5616. go towards sponsoring a Burmese refugee family to live in Nelson. Doors open at 5:30, with dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets available at Otter CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Books. Cost: $15 per person or $45 per family. The Craft Connection is seeking submissions for Bursting into Blossom, its annual garden show featuring outdoor oriented fine art and FLIKS presents Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Story at the Vallicraft. Submission deadline March 21. Entry forms available at the can Whole Community Centre and Kaslo’s Langham Theatre at 7:30 Craft Connection (378 Baker Street) or p.m. In the captivating and award-winning documentary, the passionate environmentalist’s legacy lecture is entwined with interviews AT THE LEGION where he shares deeply personal stories. At the Nelson Legion: Tuesday and Friday evenings – free movies; Wednesday evening – darts; Saturday afternoon – meat draws with SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19 karaoke in the evening; Sunday afternoon – crib tournament; last The Nelson chapter of the Canadian Federation of University WomSunday of every month – Texas Hold’em Charity poker (open to the en will meet at the New Grand Hotel from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Our public); month-end birthday bash; occasional fundraiser barbecues, guest speaker is Paula Kiss, she will discuss green building and the ribs. etc.; snooker; pool; shuffleboard; darts; 10’ big-screen TV for LEED model. For further information please phone Frances Welsports and movie nights; beverage room with a welcoming, friendly wood at 250-825-4743. atmosphere. Info 250-352-7727 or e-mail MemTUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 bers and guests welcome. What are the challenges between second and third wave feminism? BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Agreements? Disagreements? What does this have to do with me? Nelson’s breast cancer support group meets at Community First The West Kootenay Women’s Association is hosting a discussion to Health Co-op (518 Lake Street) at noon every fourth Tuesday of the look at these questions at the Women’s Centre from 6 to 8 p.m. as month. For more information call Alice at 250-352-6223 or Nadine part of their series Feminism Across the Ages. at 250-359-7777.


The next regular meeting of the board of the Regional District of Open Wednesdays from 12 to 2 p.m. at 719 Vernon Street. Phone Central Kootenay will be held at 9 a.m. at the RDCK board room, 250-352-6008 or visit 202 Lakeside Drive.

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A Valentines Day weekend bass massacre featuring maybe the hottest producers in Canadian electronic music right now, Zeds Dead. They are returning to Spiritbar with an exclusive two-hour, two-member set. Zeds Dead has built a reputation as remixers par excellence by pulling from a vast array of source material and molding it into their unique brand of dancefloor classics. Opening set by local star DJ Bryx and exclusive beatbox set by Robgoblin.

What could be more romantic than sizzling Latino food and music on Valentines night? Soniko is a solo singersong writer from Quito, Ecuador. With a combination of original songs and Spanish and English rock anthems, Soniko creates the perfect atmosphere to enjoy an awesome evening among friends or with that special half. Following that, you can hang out and dance salsa with the very popular seven-piece band Salsa Caliente. Last time they played the Royal they got several encores.

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Thursday, February 17 There is no real true way to describe the music that is Johnny Don’t. With such a wide spectrum of influences you could say that they play anything and everything that is entertainment, and with each song comes a new surprise and an irresistible hook that commands your attention. The dub, funk and ska sounds of Dope Cat will start the night off. Admission $7, show starts at 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 20

Heavy Petal Burlesque

Scarlet Mary Rose and the Heavy Petal Burlesque present a Valentine’s cabaret full of classic and neo burlesque entertainment to entice and titillate you. Starring the incorrigible Scarlet Mary Rose and a cast of gorgeous local dames including Erin “eat-your-heart-out” Thomson, Flora Fandango, Lucy Lovelace, Lornita Hornita, Madame Honey Flower and featuring our very special guest Judith Stein. Ms. Stein is the only Canadian to be inducted into the Burlesque Hall of Fame. Come out early, the fun begins at 10 p.m. and the house packs fast! Admission $20.

Montreal’s beloved six-piece, the United Steel Workers of Montreal, have wowed audiences from coast to coast with their unique brand of blue-collar alt-country. A potent mix of blues, jazz, country and swing, The USWM’s live performances are filled out with dry wit, tall tales and some outright lies. Dancing is optional but hard to avoid. Admission $10, showtime 9 p.m.

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Saturday, February 12

Valentines dance at the Royal with DJ Stoudy. Drink specials and $10 admission at the door. Everyone welcome.

The Unplugged Sessions is pleased to open with the talented 15 year-old Brooke Crowdis. She is following in her family’s musical footsteps and planning a career in this field. Brooke has a strong melodic voice and brings a nice arrangement of contemporary music. Next up is the Ty West Trio. Ty is an acoustic guitar playing singersongwriter, who weaves together many musical styles to create his own unique sound. His songs and performances blend elements from folk, jazz, funk, rock, and eastern music. Joining him will be Katie Moran, a talented songwriter as well as a captivating singer and guitar player. Rounding out Ty West the trio will be Jesse Lee, a local bass player, guitar player, disc jockey and music nerd. Expect clever lyrics, lush three-part harmonies, witty banter, and an energetic performance. The closing act, Heartsong, are a husband and wife duo whose performance will draw you in with captivating acoustic guitar, djembe and soulful harmonies.

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Balls Beers and Queers monthly bowling night. 7 p.m. at the Savoy Lanes.

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Ballet Jörgen Coppélia Feb 20, 8 p.m.

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Kaslo Concert Society is pleased to present Lacafamore, a made-in-the-Kootenays string quartet. Tickets $22 at Figments or the door. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Grid Art Gallery 351-B Baker Street

Monday, February 14

Flora Ware

Once-local jazz chanteuse Flora Ware returns to Nelson. Joining her will be the handsome and talented Cliff Maddix on guitar, Rob Johnson on bass, and Steve Parish on drums. Flora is excited to perform her newest original material, along with jazz and soul classics. This is a special early show. Doors at 7:30 p.m., music starts at 8 p.m.

In celebration of St.Valentines day, we have put together a special evening with local chef Jesse Phillips. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., when Phillips serves up a special Valentines dessert. It will be paired with a B.C. Wine and followed by a performance of Scaramouche Jones. Tickets sold by the pair for $50 at Otter Books or Grid Gallery. Only 15 pairs available.

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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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he breakthrough in Deborah LoxamKohl’s war with noise took place as she attempted to carry on a conversation in a small cafe with a concrete floor and bare walls. Though she was standing only a few feet away from the person she was talking to, the noise-sensitive artist couldn’t hear a thing.

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“It was just this combination of concrete floors, high ceilings, blank walls and that reverberation of noise,� she explains. “I looked around, and it was a small space, and I thought, ‘you know, it wouldn’t make much effort to do something to improve the sound.’� Soon she was dreaming of noise-dampening installations with scales, or ridges similar to those on the Sydney Opera House. This weekend, her first experiment in fusing noise control with art gets its unveiling at the Oxygen Art Centre, where she’s been the artist in residence for the past two months. The Sound of... (silence) takes its inspiration from vertical gardens. A curved wall is filled with sculptures reminiscent of flowers, seed pods, leaves and buds, all built or carved from felted wool. Because most noise-

control materials are just “a big chunk of foam,� LoxamKohl’s goal was to create something “teeming, organic, thriving.� And as the first buds and leaves began to appear, the sounds in the gallery — once a room with nothing more than a concrete floor and bare walls — began to change. “Before it was kind of like a tin box,� she says. The completed project, however, gives the noises in the gallery some shape. “It’s almost standing at the mouth of a cave feeling. That experience of noting how different the sound is from behind you to in front of you.� This is the first major installation Loxam-Kohl’s undertaken in years, though she’s curated several in the Oxygen, and more when she was the inaugural curator at Touchstones Museum and Art Gallery. Since leaving that post, she’s been leading an inventor’s life, researching and patenting a device which makes three dimensional felted forms out of wool. And while that device was used to create many of the floraltype pieces in The Sound of, it’s sometimes proved to be a double agent in the ongoing sonic battle. “I had it running for 10 minutes and was like, ‘no way!’� Loxham-Kohl laughs, pointing to a small closet where the din of the machine is relegated. “The irony of

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it. I’m here doing this installation on improving sound quality, and then there was this ruckus created by this thing.� The Sound of... (silence) opens tonight at 7 p.m. and is on display through the weekend at the Oxygen Art Centre.

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Paula Smith’s mother still has Paula’s Grade 8 sketchbooks. At first she drew from photographs and pictures cut from magazines, but as her creative bent took root, and she began taking additional courses, Paula began to draw from life while studying the work of other artists. It was about this time that the dream of being an artist — even a starving artist — took hold. It hasn’t let go. College programs provided opportunities for skill development, but also presented challenges in conflicting art ideologies, and so when romance led to marriage which led to children, the pencils and brushes were shelved for a time. And yet the creative drive was never far away, surfacing again in the medium of stained glass and a side-job of creating custom glass panels alongside ongoing art projects with growing kids. Her recent multi-venue exhibition, Blueprints of Youth, celebrates the journey, and also served as an introduction in her new home of Nelson. She’s happy to be here, where the creative juices have begun flowing in earnest. “People back in Ontario thought I was crazy for leaving a good job at City Hall,� Smith explains. “We moved for a better life-

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style: calmer, clean fresh air, cool summer nights, not over-populated, peaceful, and most of all, creative.� Now, kids grown, Smith has arrived heads, hands, and heart back in the art world, and celebrates with works in acrylic, pencil, and mixed media exploring subjects from abstract to realist. Her work is now on display at the Nelson library, including a wall hanging in the stairwell inspired by Smith’s earlier stained glass work. The show continues through March.

The City of Nelson and its Cultural Development Commission will be continuing with last year’s initiative to devote up to 35 per cent of the Columbia Basin Trust community initiative funding to local arts, culture and heritage projects. Last year more than $40,000 was distributed, helping to create a stable funding base to sustain Nelson’s vibrant arts community. The deadline for submitting project proposal applications is March 7. “We’re very pleased that for the second year running, council has approved a more strategic approach to supporting our vital arts and heritage sector,� says councillor and commission board member Donna Macdonald. “This allows the commission to oversee a process whereby an independent jury of local arts, culture and heritage professionals adjudicate the applications, a process we consider both objective and informed.� “This is a wonderful opportunity for artists and arts and heritage organizations to continue the important work they are doing strengthening Nelson’s cultural sector,� says Stephanie Fischer, commission chair. “Don’t miss it!� The commission’s decisions will be forwarded to city council for review. The process concludes at the RDCK board meeting when the regional district directors consider all of the recommended projects. For more information, contact Angela Lund at the RDCK, 250-352-6665 or alund@rdck. Applications can be downloaded from Adoption Dance of Joy... You can make it happen

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Barton makes peace in the bustling downtown core Continued from Page 1

was learning to go with it rather than trying to fight it.”



efore Jigsaws, Barton ran a highend shoe store in the same space. After about five years, she felt the shoe business had run its course and wanted to try something new. “I had this location and thought what am I going to do? This is such an amazing corner. I’m not going to do shoes anymore. What about a coffee shop?” At that point, Nelson only had one, and it was across the street: Wait’s News. Barton decided she didn’t want to hurt another business and consciously chose to create something very different. As opening day neared, however, she still didn’t have a name. Passersby were encouraged to write suggestions in felt pen on a Gyproc wall, but it didn’t produce any finalists. “My husband finally said ‘It’s a puzzle to me how you can get this to work. I don’t know how you’re able to make all the pieces fit.’” With that, inspiration struck, and on February 1, 1995, Jigsaws Coffee opened.



arton’s timing was propitious: Starbucks was then taking the world by storm, opening a new outlet every day and converting the masses into coffee consuming connoisseurs. Her business was an immediate success. “It just worked,” she says. “It was new and hadn’t been done in this town. Really, from day one it was an absolute thrill.” It was also a lot of work. For many years, the shop was open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Barton put in 17-hour days. “My staff had pictures of me col-


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lapsed on my office floor sleeping,” she laughs. She never did slow down much, although by the end, they only stayed open to 7 or 8 p.m. In the beginning, they also made sandwiches, but she later decided to stick to coffee and bagels. The coffee itself was Seattle’s Best, procured through a friend with a shop in Kelowna. After a few years, Craig Bennett of Kootenay Coffee Co. approached her about carrying their product. “I was a hard sell,” Barton admits. “I’m really stubborn. But he convinced me. They had great coffee.” From then on, she carried a mix of the two. (Barton herself favors Kootenay Coffee’s Colombian brew. “I’m just a simple black coffee drinker,” she says, but then chuckles: “Or a large mocha.”) Many other coffee shops opened in Nelson in the following years, and Barton says she welcomed them. “I never felt threatened, because the moment you do, you need to look within: is there something I’m doing wrong? This town is obviously able to sustain it all, and I think that’s good. I like to have variety. I wouldn’t want just

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fter about four years, Jigsaws added a patio — the second in town, following DJ’s restaurant. However, it attracted a clientele more inclined to loiter than sip lattes. Other customers didn’t always appreciate them, although Barton made a conscious decision to welcome all comers. “I remember this group of kids was driving me nuts on Baker Street,” she says. “I watched them for a few days after school. They would be swearing and spitting.” Eventually she figured out the ringleader and brought him into the store. “I said, ‘Obviously I’m not going anywhere, and it’s clear you’re not going anywhere. So you and I have to become friends so you can live out there and I can live in here.’” From that day on, the spitting stopped. Another boy from the group came to her years later and asked for a job. “I hired him and he worked for me for years. We still talk all the time. It

ver the years, Barton employed an average of nine people, although she started with 16. She says there are “hardly any” she doesn’t stay in touch with. “I was really blessed with long-term staff — girls who were there eight or nine years. Now they come back with their husbands and babies.” Although she still enjoyed the business, she was getting tired and felt it was time for new blood. Barton listed the business with a real estate agent, and immediately had potential buyers. The sale closed within weeks — “almost too fast.” January 29 was her last day. She’s still thinking about what to do next, but she and husband Ed will pile into her red Volkswagen Beetle convertible and take several weeks off. “We’re just driving to get away. It’s really hard for both of us right now. He was as involved as I was. He was our maintenance man and did the milk run every night for 16 years.” Selling the business will give her an opportunity to do things with family and in the community that she couldn’t before. “As much as I loved it, it was seven days a week. You couldn’t go on holiday. It was hard for me to stay away.” Her parents moved here in December, and she’s planning to do lots of volunteer work, “to give back to this community because it has really given to me for a lot of years.” While her days as a coffeehouse doyenne are over, her staff presented her with a book full of customers’ comments and pictures, which “I will cherish the rest of my life. “It’s been the most wonderful 16 years of my life,” she says. “It was never about the coffee. It was about a million and one relationships.”

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HELP BUILD BC HYDRO’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 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.

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Nelson’s Groundhog Is spring coming or isn’t it? It’s the February guessing game in the West Kootenay as the snow is mixed with warm, sunny days. Last week these bikes in front of Sacred Ride provided a tease for what is in the future... but when?

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Continued from Page 9 a number of public accesses are important.� In fact, Six Mile Beach will benefit from the McDonalds Landing project. A piece of the dock that broke loose after a fire grounded on the beach, and Mickel says it’s been “a real pain in the butt ever since. It’s a hassle for swimmers.� Fisheries and Oceans has agreed to remove it as part of the upgrade. l Mickel says the idea of building a pedestrian crossing on the

pilings of the old Taghum bridge is still alive. Spearhead Timberworks is putting together a design and cost estimates. “Maybe it will be out of reach. I’m not sure. But it’s definitely something we want and something the former director [Al Dawson] wanted.� The project would likely need buy-in from the City of Nelson and Area E as participants in the regional parks program, Mickel adds. “I’m hoping to lay the groundwork, at least get them to accept the vision we can work toward.�

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News Annual Variety Club Telethon Goes This Weekend

The gift of getting around GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

A Nelson woman is grateful for the support of the Variety Club of B.C. in helping provide a special walker for her 2½ year old son. Todd St. Pierre was born with bilateral perisylvian polymicrogyria, a rare genetic disorder that impairs his motor functions. “It affects more than just his limbs, but his lower limbs are very weak,” says his mother Holly. “His muscle and his fat tissue is intertwined, so he was very weak at birth.” Todd isn’t able to stand on his own, but thanks to Kid Walk, a

“pediatric mobility system,” purchased with Variety’s help about six months ago, he’s in the process of learning to walk. “The walker has a bicycle seat he sits on, and then puts pressure when he needs to,” St. Pierre says. “He’s got to push with his arms. “He loves it. It gets him off the floor. Normally he’s crawling around, but this gets him upright. He sees things from a toddler’s view instead of on the ground all the time. He gets mobile.” The walker is adjustable, so Todd will be able to continue using it as he grows. St. Pierre says with the help of Todd’s occupational and physical

therapists, she approached Variety to help fund the walker, and they were “gracious enough to get us the money for it.” The total cost of the walker was $4,543. Variety provided $2,195 while the Ministry of Children and Families funded the rest through its At Home program, which helps parents with the costs of caring for a disabled child. The Variety Club’s 45th annual telethon goes from 7 p.m. Saturday through 6 p.m. Sunday on Global TV, hosted by the station’s news and weather personalities. Last year’s show raised $7.4 million for kids with special needs and Todd St. Pierre is getting around using a mobility system organizations that support children. purchased with the Variety Club’s help.


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Nelson and District Credit Union switch put on hold GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

The Big Switch has been delayed. The Nelson and

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they don’t feel they’re ready. “Our mission from the start was to be readiness driven, not date driven,� he explains. “We reviewed our readiness document, which is almost a thousand-point checklist, and there were a few issues that weren’t up to the standard we expected.� Atkins says those issues involved the Memberdirect mobile banking system and ATM point-of-sales. They didn’t want members to have problems following the conversion, so they decided to hold up. “We’re expecting from the system provider that a lot of these issues will be resolved in a couple of system upgrades over the next two months,� he says. “We want minimal impact to the mem-

bership, so we’re going to wait until we’re comfortable.� No new date has been set for the changeover, but Atkins hopes it will be in two to four months. He says they are actively working with several third-party providers who support home, telephone, and Internet banking, and trying to find a mutually agreeable time to do the switch. It will still happen over a weekend and require a closure of all branches. “The process hasn’t changed, it’s just going to be a different four days,� Atkins says. While they felt they did a good job alerting members to the transition and getting them ready for it, now they have to switch gears and advise them it’s not going to happen just yet.

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Regular Season Wraps Up this Weekend

Leafs pin hopes on Beesley With the season-ending injury to his goaltending partner confirmed, Junior B rookie now the last line of defence for Nelson as the regular season winds down and playoffs begin next week ANDREA KLASSEN Nelson Star Reporter

He may be flying solo in between the pipes, but Nelson Junior Leaf Marcus Beesley isn’t letting the pressure get to him as the team heads into its last weekend of regular season play.

“Obviously I’m not happy that Hogg got hurt, but it’s an opportunity and I feel I’ve stepped in and done a pretty good job in his absence.”

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As of February 8 Neil Murdoch Division TEAM GP W L Castlegar 48 41 7 Beaver Valley 48 31 13 Nelson 48 24 21 Spokane 50 21 26 Grand Forks 48 7 40

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P 82 66 51 45 15

Eddie Mountain Division TEAM GP W Fernie 48 41 Creston Valley 48 25 Golden 49 22 Kimberley 48 17 Columbia Val. 49 10

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“The more I play, the better I feel in the net,” he says. “So I’m actually pretty happy with the way things are.” The 18-year-old rookie spent most of the season splitting ice time 50-50 with fellow newcomer Darren Hogg. But when Hogg injured his leg during a road trip game against the Golden Rockets in early January, Beesley found himself the sole defender of the Leafs’ net. Since then he’s played 11 games straight, picking up five wins and six losses. And with Hogg now confirmed to be out for the rest of the season, he’s facing at least another half dozen — more if a playoff series with Beaver Valley goes the Leafs’ way.


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At the start of the season Leafs rookie goaltender Marcus Beesley was sharing duties with fellow freshman Darren Hogg. In early January Hogg sustained a season-ending leg injury which has thrust the 18-year-old Prince George native into the number one spot.

But Beesley shrugs off any suggestion that being the Leafs’ lone goalie might be a lot to handle. “I’m a guy that thrives on a lot of playing time,” he says. “Obviously I’m not happy that Hogg got hurt, but it’s an opportunity and I feel I’ve stepped in and done a pretty good job in his absence.” That’s not to say there haven’t been bumps in the road. When the two back rivets in Beesley’s skate popped out during a home game against the Kelowna Chiefs, Trail midget goalie Jeremy Mandoli stepped

into the net long enough for him to perform some quick first aid. But minutes later Beesley was back to continue the game with his blade taped in place. And, he admits, there is “a little bit” more riding on his performance in net now. “I’ve pretty much got to hold the team in there, and it’s a lot on my shoulders. But I’m pretty much used to it and I thrive in that kind of situation,” he adds. There are also side benefits. With playoffs starting next week, Beesley says he’s looking forward to being

“the guy in net every night. I should be as much fun in the KI as it was in minor hockey.” The Leafs play their final home game of the regular season Saturday against the Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 7 p.m. at the Nelson and District Community Complex. Playoffs begin February 14, with an away game on the Beaver Valley Nitehawks’ turf. The series shifts back to Nelson for games three and four next Friday and Saturday at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

Friday, February 11 Nelson at Creston Valley Kamloops at Revelstoke Sicamous at Princeton Kelowna at Penticton Beaver Valley at Castlegar Grand Forks at Golden Kimberley at Fernie North Okanagan at Osoyoos Saturday, February 12 Creston Valley at Nelson, NDCC 7 p.m. Princeton at Penticton Kelowna at Sicamous North Okanagan at Revelstoke Osoyoos at Kamloops Castlegar at Beaver Valley Fernie at Kimberley Grand Forks at Columbia Valley END OF REGULAR SEASON

Nelson Leafs Leaders PLAYER Colton Schell Joel Stewart Gavin Currie Marcus Dahl Riley Henderson Cody Abbey Taylor O’Neil Braeden Hikichi Patrick Martens Jeff Hodgkinson Dustin Johnson Connor Enright Cam Dobransky

As of February 10 Position GP Forward 47 Forward 42 Forward 33 Forward 43 Defence 40 Forward 30 Defence 48 Defence 46 Forward 44 Forward 39 Forward 14 Forward 45 Forward 36

G 17 20 17 10 4 16 6 6 13 9 8 6 3

A 31 25 26 18 21 7 15 15 8 10 10 9 12

P 48 45 43 28 25 23 21 21 21 19 18 15 15

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Minor Hockey Rep Playoffs Begin this Weekend

Post season arrives BOB HALL Nelson Star Editor

The payoff for six months of practice and preparation starts this weekend as Nelson’s rep teams head into the West Kootenay playoffs. All three rep teams will tangle with squads from around the area with shots at a provincial championship for those who survive the next couple weeks. Here’s a look at how the teams break down‌

PEE WEE REP It’s a tale of two teams evenly matched. When Nelson takes on the combined Rossland/Trail/Beaver Valley team starting Saturday afternoon at the Nelson and District Community Complex, few will be able to predict an outcome. “They should be close,� says head coach Ron Podgorenko of the upcoming games. “Our goaltending has been a strength this year and they have been able to steal games. If that happens and our second year players come alive like they have of late then we have a pretty good chance.� Podgorenko describes this season’s edition of pee wee rep as small and young. Consistency has been a problem all season long, but the team has shown signs that they could contend for a provincial title. “When they want to play, they can play against anybody,� says Podgorenko. “We’ve beat some pretty good teams in tournaments from much bigger associations, so we have the potential.� Nelson’s season record against the Trail team is 2-2 with all games being close. Like all West Kootenay rep playoff series, the pee wee set will be the first team to four points. The winner of the series gains a berth in the Tier II provincials which are being held in Aldergrove in late March. Game one starts at 12:45 p.m. Saturday at the NDCC and game two will be played in Trail on February 19. If needed, a third game will be played on February 20 at the NDCC.

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Nelson pee wee rep defenceman Merissa Dawson rushes the puck up the ice in action earlier this season. All three Nelson rep teams will lay it on the line starting this weekend when playoffs begin.

BANTAM REP There will be few surprises when the Nelson bantams take to the ice against Castlegar Friday night at the NDCC. “It will be very physical,â€? says bantam head coach Jeff Hunt. “We’ve seen a lot of this team in regular season, exhibition and tournaments‌ there’s no escaping them. There is certainly a bit of rivalry that has been established.â€? Coming into the series Nelson has to be considered the favourite. The locals won the West Kootenay bantam rep regular season banner with a 10-2-0 record. Castlegar and Spokane both finished with 3-7-2 records. Because Spokane can’t vie for a provincial title, it will be the Kootenay neighbours battling it out to see who gets the Tier III bantam berth. “If our kids play well then they will enjoy some success,â€? Hunt says of the series. “But Castlegar is a good team, they are physical and have a couple really talented kids.â€? Nelson has been plagued by injury and illness for much of the season. Earlier this week was only the second time this season the coaching staff had every kid at practice. “We’re a bit of a unique beast,â€? Hunt says when asked to describe his team. “We have two great goaltenders who can win us games.

We have a really strong defence and forwards with a lot of energy.� Game one starts tonight at 6 p.m. at the NDCC. Game two will be played in Castlegar on Saturday night and if required game three will be back at the Complex on Sunday starting at 12:15 p.m. The Tier III bantam provincials are being held in Smithers in late March.

MIDGET REP Wearing the underdog mantle, the combined Nelson/Castlegar Midget Reps will attempt to knock off a powerhouse Trail/Rossland/ Beaver Valley team. “We’ve played them twice during the season and have lost both times,â€? says midget coach Tony Maida. “But I think we are going to come a little more prepared for the playoffs.â€? At the start of the 201011 season, low numbers in both Nelson and Castlegar forced an amalgamation which in turn bumped the locals to the more competitive Tier II provincial status. But with the pressure of Junior B and Midget AAA hockey in the area, there were few alternatives. “That’s the biggest challenge for midget rep, but with the guys I have on this team it’s been great,â€? says Maida. “They are committed all year coming to practices‌ it’s not always easy at this age with some of them

having full time jobs and school.� Another challenge at the outset was combining a team made up of players who battled hard against each other throughout their earlier minor hockey careers. “It’s gone really well right from the start,� says Maida. “We had a parent/player meeting first thing and I asked everybody to put their past differences aside. They have done that and it’s been excellent.� Heading into the post season, the Nelson/Castlegar team sports an overall record of just below .500 in exhibition, league and tournament play. If they hope to get a shot at the best in Salmon Arm in late March, they will have to play their best hockey of the season. “They’re [Trail] a very strong team and have some very skilled players that can put the puck in the net. I’m hoping we can compete with them and we will outwork them,� Maida says. “The last couple games we have played the boys have really showed up. So if we play our game then we have a pretty good chance.� The series is tentatively scheduled to open on February 22 at the Nelson District and Community Complex starting at 5 p.m. The game is dependent upon the Nelson Junior Leafs’ playoff fortunes and may have to be changed.

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Churches of Nelson Letting Go By Rev. Scott Simpson First Baptist Church

Jesus loves you. Everyone else thinks you’re an idiot.â€? I had to laugh. The t-shirt logo conveyed at least one simple and profound truth – Jesus loves you. The theologian, Karl Barth, was once asked to sum up all his writings. He thought for a moment and then responded with the popular Sunday School song, “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.â€? And yet the words ‘Jesus loves you’ still seem imsy to me. Perhaps it’s because of the churchy overuse of the phrase and the sickly sentimentality that is often found in our worship songs. Or, perhaps it’s because of a cultural overuse of ‘love’. So much of what passes for love in pop-culture is self-centred, needy and narcissistic. It lacks depth and power. It is mushy and ďŹ ckle and not very attractive. Switchfoot, classed as “Alternative Rockâ€? by iTunes, sings a song titled, “Do You Love Me Enough to Let Me Go.â€? The song reects the dance of love and the letting go that is essential to the rhythm of healthy relationships. The lead singer, Jon Foreman, had this to say about the song: In our bar code media, love is often portrayed as consumption. As consumers in a commercial driven culture we can begin to view other souls as objects, or potential cures for our deepest fears and insecurities. “Perhaps if I found the right lover I would no longer feel this deep existential despair.â€? But of course no human soul could be the Constant Other, the face that will never go away. Only the inďŹ nite can ďŹ ll that role. But the silence can be deafening. It’s a fearful thing to be alone. . .â€?I can’t live without youâ€?- “I would die if you ever left meâ€?- These are not the songs of love, these are the songs of consumption. For Jesus, love means learning to let go. He let go of status, control, safety and his own life to show his love. And he calls us to do the same. When he said, “Whoever loves his life will lose itâ€? I sense that he was referring to that kind of narcissistic self-love that refuses to let go for fear of being alone. Yet, it is only in letting go that we are able to feel the strong embrace of God. It is only in letting go that we are able to embrace one another. Baby Ba Girl Like a good parent, God loves us enough to let us go - free to doubt, and Tanner and Zakary are thrilled to announce thee arrival arriva i l off th their sister, make our own mistakes , and go our own way. And born January 6th, 2011, at Kootenay Lake Hospital, also free to believe and weighing 6 lb 2 oz. Proud parents are Zoyia and Skip, turn around and return grandparents are Verna and Harry Maloff and Verna and Ed Burgoyne. to our Creator who loves Special thanks to Raz, Carrie, Lisa, Karen and all the amazing nurses at Kootenay Lake Hospital. us and who doesn’t think we’re idiots.

Nelson United Church Nelson United Church

Ministers: David Boyd, Christine Dudley Sunday Worship Gathering: 10:00 am This Week:

September 23, 1948-February 4, 2011

It is with great sorrow that we announce that after a long couregous battle with cancer, Maureen Palmer passed away on February 4, 2011 at the Hospice House in Kelowna, BC. Maureen leaves behind her husband Alan of 37 years, her daughter Bridget, granddaughter Callie, grandson Seth, step-daughter Cristie and her family, and was predeceased by her daughter Tammy in 1987. Maureen was born in Nelson on September 23, 1948. Maureen and Alan were married March 2, 1974 and purchased a trucking company from his father, Star Transfer Ltd, that year. She worked for School District #7 as a secretary for several years as well being the bookkeeper for Star Transfer Ltd. Maureen and Alan sold their business in 1997. Upon retirement they started a new journey in life as travelers. In the winter time, they became snowbirds as they traveled throughout the Arizona and California deserts. She had favourite places within the desert that they would go to almost annually. During the summer months, they found themselves traveling throughout beautiful British Columbia as they camped, boated, and golfed with family and friends. She treasured her daughter and grandchildren and spent as much time as possible with Bridget, Callie, and Seth. Her hobbies were family, skiing, curling, boating, and golf. At Maureen’s request there will a Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 3p.m. at The Hume Hotel in Nelson. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation. We wish to thank our family and friends for all their support and prayers throughout her battle with cancer and now in our time of sorrow.

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The Season of Epiphany and Light “From the Heartâ€? Valentine Coee Party - Church Hall Friday, February 11, 10 a.m.-Noon Coee and Goodies; Baking and Book sales

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10:00am Service: “Jesus Speaks To His Church� 6:00pm Service: “The Bait of Satan�

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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.


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

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

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FOUND: 4 keys on ring with a clip clasp on 500 block of Ward Street. Feb 8. Please call 250-352-1708 to collect. LOST: CROSS COUNTRY SKIS Wed. Jan 26th at hitching spot in Nelson on road to Salmo. Call 250-352-6164 MISSING: GOLD JEWELRY 18K. 9 items including 1 watch, 2 brooches, 2 bracelets, 2 necklaces, 1 pin & 1 photo of family member in gold case. All have great sentimental value! If found please drop off at the Nelson Star ofďŹ ce, 514 Hall St, Nelson. No questions asked. REWARD.

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The family of Molly Tereko wish to express their appreciation for the care she received at Mt. Lake Srs. Community, Thompson Funeral Home, the pall bearers cemetery workers, the Legion Ladies Auxiliary for providing the lunch, and to all those who sent owers, cards, and comforting words. A special thank you to Elizabeth Planidin for all her help and for oďŹƒciating the service. Connie (Bob) Bush and Family

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NELSON POLICE DEPARTMENT currently seeks candidates for Relief Dispatch. Applicants must be able to multi-task in a demanding environment and have above average computer skills. A exible schedule is a must as this is an on-call position involving shift work. For more information regarding qualiďŹ cations, please go to and check the employment opportunities page or contact Applications must be received no later than February 21, 2011 at: Human Resources City of Nelson 101-310 Ward Street Nelson, BC V1L 5S4 Fax: 250-505-2131

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Basic Chainsaw Operator Training- 2011. The BC Forest Safety Council’s basic chainsaw operator course provides handson training to everyone from new to experienced chainsaw operators. Learn how to safely maintain and handle a chainsaw for most non-falling applications. Key topics covered include creating a personal safety plan, chain sharpening, identifying tension and binds and how to safely make your cuts. This two-day course is endorsed by the BC Forest Safety Council and provides participants with training and competency evaluation in a form acceptable to WorkSafeBC. Numerous sessions of chainsaw training are scheduled around the province starting in April, 2011. To learn more and to obtain an enrollment form, visit our website at or call toll free 1-877-741-1060, Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm. INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equip. Job placement assist. Funding Avail. 1-866399-3853

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Homes for Rent Winlaw area, newer cottage. Quiet valley views, suits 2 people. $775. 250-226-0034.

Suites, Upper Nelson, downtown. 2 bedroom suite. W/D, N/S, N/P. $950/mo + util. Avail immediately. 250-825-9498


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SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $3.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Apt/Condo for Rent


Nelson, Lower Fairview, 3 bdrm, avail Mar. 1. $1100/mo. Clean, spacious, lower duplex. Call 250-825-9537 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

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

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Cars - Domestic MUST SELL our blue 08 Pontiac Wave 4-door, auto., lease buy back, $2700. below retail. 55 mpg. hwy. No tax. $8200. 250-265-4419.



home. .41 ac Level/fenced/gardens. Workshop Quick Possession. $199,900. Call Burke Jones.

open concept 3 bd 3 bt. Full basement. $329,000 ea. HST incl. Call John Knox.

bt. Great views. .86 ac. $360,000. Call David Gentles.

UPPER KASLO Beautifully expanded

LONGBEACH 4-level split. Spacious 4

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.

spacious open 3+ bd home. Garage, deck & bonus room. $356,000. Call David Gentles.

bd, deck, gardens, garage. Private 1/2 ac. $389,000. Call David Gentles

6-MILE Great Starter home on .38 ac. 3

UPHILL RANCHER 3 bd 2 bt. Level

bd, 3 bt. Deck. Suite possible. $299,000. Call David Gentles.

lot. Fenced. Bachelor suite potential. $359,000. Call David Gentles.

YMIR - 4 bd 2 bt home on spacious lot.

KRESTOVA 7.9 Acres. Level/fenced.

Many upgrades. Ready to move into! $299,000. Call Burke Jones.

Private treed setting. 3 bd 1 bt home. $365,000. Call Burke Jones.

UPHILL 1.5 storey home. Lots of improvements Corner Lot. In-law suite. $300,000. Call Burke Jones.

TOAD MOUNTAIN LOG Exquisite home



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

Heritage home conversion near downtown core. $355,000. Call David Gentles.

HEDDLE ROAD Executive quality & style. Open design. 5 bd 3 bt. 2yr old. Garage & shop to buy for. 1.26 level acres. $725,000. Call Burke Jones

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. Elevator, Shop, Garage. 2bd Mobile. $425,000. Call Burke Jones.

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

FORT SHEPPARD Unique frame & log design. Upgraded 4bd 3bt. 3 levels. Views. Huge decks. $549,000. Call David Gentles. VIEW RIDGE Elegant timber frame. Detailed with consideration to style & beauty thru-out. 2 1/2 storey open design. + Full bsmnt. 2+ private acres. $919,000. 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 $679,000. Call Burke Jones.


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MIRROR LAKE Gambrel style 3 bd 2

Landlord seizure and intent to sell 1976 Puritan travel trailer VIN 38477612. Colour: white. Registered owner: Porter, Brin Lee, 822 Sixth St., Nelson BC, V1L 2Z1. Currently abandoned. Intent to sell March 13, 2011 in Nelson, Melectra Enterprises Ltd. C/O PO box 336 V1L 5R2. Contact Karyn Shaundell, property manager, or Tiffany Underwood 250-505-5042.


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NEW 1/2 duplex. Quality construction,

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.

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SALMO RURAL renovated 4 bd starter

on 2.77 ac. Separate garage, Lake views. Suite. $569,900. Call John Knox.

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.


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.

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


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.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. SLOCAN PARK 5 mostly level acres. 4bd home, 1bd suite, large shop. Central location. $429,900. Call Burke Jones. TURN KEY BUSINESS Outstanding opportunity to own a successful & well established SEARS outlet in Castlegar. Call John Knox.

COMMERCIAL SITE @ six-mile. Income


Producing. 2 buildings. fenced compound. $499,000. Call Burke Jones.

1.78 acres. 11,750 sq.ft. well- maintained building. $749,000. Call David Gentles.

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

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Community Touchstones of Nelson – Greg Scott

Housing plan hatched Dateline February 1, 1938


lderman T.H. Waters of the Nelson City Council would like to see the people of Nelson embark on a housing plan which would fill the need for a larger number of modern, reasonably priced residences. He pointed out that while the Home Improvement Plan inaugurated by the Dominion Government proved a huge success, the Dominion Housing scheme had failed, particularly as far as the smaller towns are concerned. With the object of getting something started for the coming building season, the more particularly as dispatches indicate that Ottawa would like to see $18 million spent in British Columbia on new homes, and is willing to play its part towards that end, Ald. Waters will raise the question at tonight’s Council meeting.

Dateline February 2, 1938

T Wednesday, February 23, 2011

he Nelson Maple Leafs pulled out of the doldrums Tuesday night with the finest exhibition of team play that Nelson hockey fans have seen in two years. It was Rossland’s tough luck that they met Nelson on this particular night, for the Leafs produced combination that positively sparkled and the Miners were simply hapless victims in the 14-1 count. Fighting all the way, Miners were checked off their feet at every turn and even when it appeared that they had open

breaks behind a packed Nelson attack, one of the Leafs inevitably speeded up to rob them of the puck or spoil their shot. On top of it all goalie Bill McKay was “on,” and was taking everything that came his way.

Dateline February 4, 1938


ritish Columbia’s grant-in-aid from the federal government has been reduced to 30 per cent of the Province’s relief costs. The new Government agreement, in essence, revives the old plan by making a strict definition between those who are destitute because they simply cannot get a job and those who are destitute because they cannot work. The general tendency would be to place ordinary indigents back in the category they were in before the depression as an outright municipal responsibility. Prior to the relief system being set up in 1930 municipalities, by statute, were required to look after their poor and destitute, but the load became impossible when thousands became destitute because of unemployment.

Dateline February 12, 1938


he keys to the City of Nelson have been thrown away. It’s open house — carnival weekend — the winter holiday of the district — and the fun that began with the “Gold Rush” fun festival of the Junior

Board of Trade at the Civic Centre was just the foretaste of the fun in store this weekend. Incomplete figures Friday night indicated at least 350 had taken advantage of low fares offered by railway and bus companies from district points to Nelson. Prime attraction tonight is the Kimberley-Nelson hockey game, the second appearance of the World Champion Dynamiters on Nelson ice this season. Nelson Curling Club has declared open hours for visitors and visitors who wish to go skating Sunday afternoon may go to the rink as guests of members of the Nelson Skating Club. Numbers of skiers will play host at the club’s magnificent ski runs at the golf course.

Dateline February 23, 1938


efinite steps preparatory to the laying of gas lines to Fairview and in sounding out the attitude of Fairview residents towards the introduction of the system will be made by the gas committee of the Nelson City Council. An estimate as to the cost of installation had been forwarded by the City Gas Department, but was not given out. The Department will also forward to Fairview residents the estimates as to the cost of installing pipes from the property edge into the owner’s home, a cost to be borne by the homeowner.

West Kootenay Career and Job Fair on tap SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star Sponsored by: Save On Foods Heritage Credit Union Nelson Ford Annie’s Boutique Black Press

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Selkirk College and Kootenay Business magazine are teaming up to host the annual Career and Job Fair. The 2011 Career and Job Fair will be held Wednesday, February 23 at Selkirk’s Castlegar campus. “We are looking forward to this year’s career fair,” said Amy Kinakin, the educational recruitment co-ordinator at Selkirk College. “Given that it has been a success over the last num-

ber of years, we have be able to build on that success with more businesses participating and more students and people attending.” At the 2010 event, over 250 attendees visited the main campus of Selkirk College to learn about the various careers offered by businesses and organizations representing a diverse assortment of industries, from the service sector to health care. An additional benefit to the expo is that it brings companies into the Kootenay job

market, as opposed to trying to attract workers from other areas of the province or Canada. “They are targeting students that know the Kootenay area and who want to live here,” said Kinakin. “That will benefit employers in terms of retention because they won’t have to bring in someone from outside just to find that they are not going to want to live here.” The fair runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 1-800-663-8555.

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Community 250.352.7861 2124 Ymir Road

Kootenay Kids Society

Children programs strengthened

We Love Your Pets & They love Us!


SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

CARF International announced that Kootenay Kids Society has been accredited for a period of three years for its family place resource centre programs, childcare resource and referral programs, care to learn childcare centre, and governance. “I am delighted to see Kootenay Kids achieve this level of professional evaluation” says Mary Walters, a longtime Kootenay Kids employee who runs the society’s regional childcare resource and referral program. “For me, accreditation was an exercise in organizational development and team building and the result is that Kootenay Kids now shown that we deliver services to the highest standards and operate the organization on an accountable and reliable level. I have to thank a strong and dedicated Kootenay Kids team who worked diligently over the last two years to prepare for this important achievement,” says Stephanie Fischer, outgoing executive director, who is welcoming Valerie Warmington, incoming executive director for Kootenay Kids. This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to the society. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable. Kootenay Kids Society is a nonprofit organization with its office at 312 Silica Street. It has been providing family, child and caregiver services in Nelson and the region since 1986. CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

250.352.7178 520 C Falls Street Nelson, BC Above Savoy Bowling Lanes Open Tues - Sat.: 12:00 - 5:00pm View our current animals available for adoption and check out the new Lost & Found section on our website!

The gang at Kootenay Kids celebrates the CARF accreditation.

Valhalla Path Realty

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


Have you had a new baby? Then let us know as we have a special gift basket for your new baby.

Call us at 250-352-6095 or 250-825-4743 or 250-825-0008

250.352.2228 The best Valentine you’ll ever receive is probably waiting for you in a KAAP foster home.During February, we will adopt a pair of our cats/teenagers, for one adoption fee ($115). This in no way begins to cover the costs of spay/neuter, and vaccinations, but our priority is to get these kitties into loving homes. Please help!

Misty & Tiny


New to Town?

Then let us welcome you to town with our greetings basket that also includes information about your new community.

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 doorstep. Call Yara or visit

Second Chance Animal Shelter

Yara Chard 250.354.3382


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 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 LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND (DAILY) First time on the market. 45 magnificent acres in Blewett overlooking the Kootenay River. Same owners for 3 generations. No logging in recent history. Many remarkable building sites. Ideal for development or a group purchase. One of the last properties of this type still in existence. Not zoned and not in the ALR. Call Norm or Lev CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN WITH SUITE Located across from St. Joseph’s Elementary, this character filled 3-bed, 2-bath home has many upgrades including a spacious, newer kitchen and ample master bedroom with skylight. There is an original construction kitchen on the upper floor with separate entrance from a shared foyer making for easy suite potential. Fully insulated with 200 amp upgrade and a new forced air furnace, this home is good value and well worth looking at. Call James

A FOUR SEASON PARADISE Discover your own piece of paradise. An acre of flat usable land with 75 meters of waterfront just a short boat trip from Nelson. Whether you are looking for a place to build your dream home or for that magical recreation property, this is it! Call Robert




His Nibs


MISTY & TINY: The world’s two most childfriendly kitties (8 months old) that have ever lived. They love being held, petted and just being around us. They settled in very quickly (within a few days) into their foster home with 3 other cats, a large dog and 2 children. They were reluctantly surrendered by a family that moved and were not able to take them. These sisters are a lovely pair and will need to be adopted together. EMERSON (and his buddy Loki, see below) came to KAAP from a very loving home. He is a smallish 2year old neutered male with the same baby face he had as a kitten. Emerson is a funny, entertaining tuxedo boy. He gets along GREAT with other cats and loves most dogs. He is fine with kids too. Emerson has always been an indoor cat and is content to find a spot up high where he can chill, and watch over everybody. LOKI This stunning silvery-brown fluffy tabby has the brightest green eyes. Loki will be 2 years old in April and has lived his life so far as a gypsy. Now, through KAAP he is now looking for his forever home where he can have some peace and stability. He loves to be petted, and to sleep with you on the bed. He’s a very well-behaved boy, doesn’t jump up on the counter. Loki is buddies with Emerson (also on this site), but can be adopted separately. ALLY was a young female stray in Fernie, who was brought to Nelson in August for a better life. Instead she spent over 2 months in a cage. Ally is a beautiful cat. Her green eyes are unbelievable, and her dark torti coat has the most beautiful colours. Ally is fearful and timid but this cat is worth saving. She needs patient home where she can take her time in becoming someone’s loving pet. If you would like to meet her, we can arrange a visit in her foster home. HIS NIBBS is a lively, friendly 7 month old, neutered tabby boy. He is very curious, loves to hunt and retrieve. Needless to say he should prove to be a great mouser. Here is His Nibbs with his sister Isabel (Izzy) in this picture. Izzy is also for adoption. As siblings they get along just great, and would love to go to a home together, but they can also be adopted individually. PENGUIN is a 7 month old neutered male with medium length fur. He is very loving, purrs loudly, and loves to play alone or with his buddies. Penguin will most certainly make a good mouser, although you might have to turn off the TV to get his attention -- he really enjoys a good cooking show.

We will have kittens and puppies at KAAP’s adoption clinic this Sunday afternoon at Streetclothes Named Desire, 498 Baker St, Nelson, from 1 – 3 pm. Come visit!Also check our website www.homesforanimals. com to view all of our adoptable pets.

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