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Although a shortage of technicians now forces Nelson area residents to travel to Trail for heart ultrasounds, Interior Health doesn’t foresee any problems staffing the new CT scanner at Kootenay Lake Hospital. “Training for CT techs is quite different from the training for ultrasound,� says Thalia Vesterback, director of diagnostic imaging. “It’s not as much of a time investment.� She explains CT technologists take correspondence courses through BCIT followed by a four-month practicum, whereas ultrasound techs have to be on site for a 27-month program. Vesterback says they have one technologist in training, who won’t necessarily do the job in Nelson, but will “supplement the number of techs we have in the region to ensure we have enough to staff both CT scanners.� The regional hospital in Trail has four regular technicians, plus two or three

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Opponents of the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort spelled out their concerns at a Saturday rally in the Central School gymnasium. ANDREA KLASSEN

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Chants of “Jumbo wild,� echoed through Nelson’s Central School gymnasium Saturday afternoon, as more than 150 people came out show their continued opposition to the Jumbo

Glacier Resort. Protestors dressed in bear masks and carrying cardboard signs with slogans such as “grizzlies not gondolas� and “I want grizzlies,� whistled and stomped their way through the approximately 90-minute rally, organized by Nelson-Creston MLA

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Continued from Page 1 resort built at the foot of Jumbo Mountain in the Purcells. While the project hasn’t managed to gain provincial approval in the last 20 years, Mungall says she’s heard from Steve Thomson, minister for Natural Resource Operations, that a decision could be coming in the next few months. “Maybe he’s not going to make a decision this time, but maybe he is,” Mungall told the crowd, adding the rally should send a message to the eventual winner of the current BC Liberal leadership race, who might be called on to deal with the issue. Andy Shadrack, regional district director for Area D, laid much of the blame for the longevity of the Jumbo fight on the province’s Environmental Assessment Act. “It’s got no teeth,” Shadrack said. “It’s time corporations in this province learn there are economic, social and environmental values beyond their own.” The rally was also the Nelson debut for NDP leadership hopeful Adrian Dix, who said if the Jumbo resort is built it could be a precursor to other controversial projects, such as a proposed pipeline that would link the Alberta oil sands with the B.C. coast. “We have to win this,” Dix said. “The entire province of B.C. is watching what happens here.” Critics of the resort say it would damage the grizzly bear population found in the Purcells, as well as the Jumbo Glacier itself. The Ktunaxa First Nation has also opposed the project, saying the area is an important spiritual site.

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St. Joseph’s topped all local elementary schools in the latest rankings released by the Fraser Institute this week. The independent Catholic school appeared for the first time on the controversial list, finishing 66th among the 875 B.C. schools included. The rankings are based on 2010 results from the foundation skills assessments, which are completed by Grade 4 and 7 students. The top public school in the Kootenay Lake district was South Nelson at 107th. Hume was 117th, Brent Kennedy 335th, Blewett 495th, Rosemont 641st, and Salmo 768th. South Nelson, Hume, and Brent Kennedy were all ranked considerably higher than their five-year averages. Several district schools were not on the list, including Winlaw, W.E. Graham, J.V. Humphries, Jewett, Crawford Bay, and Redfish. The Fraser Institute says these schools didn’t meet its minimum enrollment requirement. Kootenay Lake superintendent Jeff Jones puts little stock in the rankings. “I find it very unfortunate so much credence is given to one set of data,” he says. “It’s this type of use of the

data that leads to such a distrust of the foundation skills assessment.” While he believes useful data can be gleaned from the assessments to support the school district, using them to rank individual schools “abuses their intent.” Jones says the Fraser Institute doesn’t measure the same students year to year, yet the rankings assume all students and their experiences are equal. “We know that’s just not the human condition. They don’t adequately take into account important contextual information that we look at as educators.” Jones says the wide range in sample sizes can also skew the data. Although he encourages parents not to pay much attention to the rankings — positive or negative — he admits many become concerned if a given school finishes well down the list. “That’s one very good reason why the way the rankings are published is so inappropriate,” he says. “I would never measure a school’s success by how students did on the FSAs alone.” Jones says rankings celebrate schools that finish near the top or have shown improvement, but all they really say is that students from one year did better than a previous year.

St. Joseph’s was the top ranked local elementary school on this year’s Fraser Institute list.

“It’s a different group of students. It’s more important to me to look at [the same] students from year-to-year.” He adds the school district studies data from multiple sources to improve student learning, and the FSA results are just one component. Bev Pulyk, superintendent of Catholic schools in the Nelson Diocese, including St. Joseph’s, agrees FSA results are useful, but shrugs off the ranking. “We look at FSA results very specifically in terms of have our students met expectations? Are there any areas

we need to improve upon, and if so what are we going to do to drive that change? “That’s the sort of stuff we’re more interested in. I glance at the Fraser Institute [rankings], and it’s kind of nice PR if our school ends up high, but I don’t put a lot of weight in what they say.” Although St. Joe’s hasn’t appeared on the rankings before, Pulyk says it has traditionally fared well on the FSAs. As an independent school she says they’re required to have students write them, and parents have generally been supportive.

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NDP leadership hopeful says Nelson-Creston a party hotbed ANDREA KLASSEN Nelson Star Reporter

The first BC NDP leadership hopeful to make the trek to West Kootenay says the area will be a key battleground in the party’s race to choose a leader.

NELSON NAMED LEADERSHIP STOP NDP leadership contenders will be in Nelson on March 24 as part of an eight-stop debate tour this spring. The tour begins March 21 in Kelowna and also includes Kamloops, Qualicum, Prince George, and Terrace. The six contenders are Adrian Dix, Mike Farnworth, John Horgan, Harry Lali, Dana Larsen, and Nicholas Simons. The party chooses its new leader on April 17 in a province-wide, one-member one-vote election. “The Kootenay region’s crucial. It’s one of the most NDP regions in British Columbia,� Adrian Dix told the Star during a weekend swing through Nelson, Castlegar and Creston. “I think the people of this region will have a key role in deciding who the next leader of the NDP is, and that’s why I’m here.� Officially in town to attend local MLA Michelle Mungall’s Keep Jumbo Wild rally on Saturday, the

former NDP health services critic and MLA for Vancouver-Kingsway also took shots at the Interior Health Authority, which he says is “centralizing services towards Kelowna.� Dix says an NDP government would focus on primary care and health care in rural B.C. He also wants more incentives in place to get people training as medical technicians, to deal with staff shortages like those that led to recent reductions in ultrasound services in Nelson and Castlegar. “While the government has taken some action on doctors and nurses, they haven’t provided the training we need to have the staff we need to provide those services,� he says. He’s also calling for changes to the province’s education funding formula, which Dix says puts rural schools catering to smaller populations at a disadvantage. And to pay for changes in health care and education funding, Dix says he’d roll back the Liberal government’s last three rounds of corporate tax cuts, with some of the estimated $300million in extra revenue also going to “vulnerable seniors.� This won’t be Dix’s only trek through West Kootenay. He and the other five leadership candidates will converge on the city March 24 during the NDP’s leadership debate tour. He says he’s also planning a second solo trip through the Kootenays

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NDP leadership hopeful Adrian Dix visited Nelson.

to visit Trail and Rossland. While Dix is the first would-be leader of the NDP to visit Nelson, he was preceded by four candidates in the BC Liberal leadership race: Christy Clark, George Abbott, Kevin Falcon and Mike DeJong. While most of the Liberal contenders have downplayed the region’s NDP roots, Dix thinks the party will have a tough time making inroads here. “This region and this community is NDP for a reason,� he says. “Our three MLAs in the region are terrific MLAs. You can imagine what they’d be able to do for this region when we get to the government side of the house.� The NDP’s leadership vote is set for April 17.

MUNGALL MUM Though she escorted Adrian Dix through West Kootenay this past weekend, Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall says she won’t be declaring support for any of the six BC NDP leadership candidates until more of them have visited the region. Mungall says she’s asked all the candidates to visit the area, and Dix is simply the first to arrive. “I do want to make sure people in the Kootenays get every opportunity to meet the leadership candidates,� says Mungall. “I’ve put the invitation out there, that I haven’t declared for anybody yet. I would like to give them the opportunity to visit NelsonCreston prior to me making any declaration.�

Service in Nelson won’t be ‘shortchanged’ Continued from Page 1 others who can provide relief. The scanner is staffed Monday to Friday, and techs are also on call after hours so there is 24-hour coverage. “You need enough technologists to share the workload but also to ensure they’re getting enough work to maintain their expertise,� Vesterback says. At first, only one person will run the scanner in Nelson, five days a week. But Interior Health will look at options for increasing staffing.

“Do we start cross-training other technologists? Hire others? It’s going to take a bit of time to ramp up the service because we have to maintain 24-hour coverage in Trail,� Vesterback says. “We don’t want to shortchange the service in Nelson by any means, but we do need to balance the needs of the region and ensure we are meeting all the services required for the population of Kootenay Boundary.� The Nelson technologist job won’t be posted until they know exactly

when the space will be ready and the scanner will arrive, Vesterback says. Whoever is hired will be given lead time to get the service operating. “We are doing projections about our requirements, looking at the upcoming addition of the CT scanner in Nelson plus retirements,� she says. The $1.5 million piece of equipment, paid for by the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation following a massive community fundraising campaign, is expected to arrive in the spring. General Electric is the vendor.


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Slocan woman jailed in father’s death GREG NESTEROFF Nelson Star Reporter

A Slocan woman has been sentenced to two years in jail for a crash that killed her father. A jury convicted Danyle Shereen Matheson, 37, of six charges in November, including impaired driving causing death. The single-vehicle accident occurred April 25, 2009 on Highway 6, one kilometer south of Winlaw. The victim, Harley Matheson, 59, also of Slocan, was a passenger in the northbound vehicle his daughter was driving when it rolled over. Two other occupants were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while a fourth occupant declined treatment at the scene, but went to hospital the next day. At the time police said speed and alcohol were factors. Danyle Matheson was charged with impaired driving causing death and bodily harm, dangerous

driving causing death and bodily harm, and causing an accident resulting in death and bodily harm. Her trial began on October 27. The jury began deliberating on November 4 at 2:30 p.m. and continued until 10 p.m. that night. They resumed the following morning at 9 and returned their guilty verdicts shortly before noon. Last week, Judge Mark McEwan sentenced Matheson to four concurrent jail terms: two years each for impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death, and 18 months each for impaired driving causing bodily harm and dangerous driving causing bodily harm. She was further banned from driving for a year. A conditional judicial stay was entered on the two remaining counts. Matheson has 30 days to appeal the sentence. The other two men who were in the vehicle are suing her and her father’s estate over injuries they suffered in the crash.

Crescent Valley break-in suspects arrested in home invasion Nelson Star Staff

A mother and son charged with a break-in at Crescent Valley in late December are now accused of participating in an armed home invasion in Alberta. Collin Ray McDonald, 20, was released on $100 bail by a local judge, over the objections of Crown counsel. At the time of his arrest, he faced 11 outstanding warrants in Alberta, but prosecutors in that province declined to have him returned there. RCMP say McDonald and his mother, Charlotte Mabel Bidlock, 38, who was released on a condition to appear in court in April, quickly left the area, and new warrants were issued for their arrest. They have since been charged along with McDonald’s step-father following an alleged home invasion on January 26 in Ashmont, northeast of Edmonton, in which two men wearing dark clothes and balaclavas held two people at gunpoint. Police say the victims were tied up while “a significant amount” of cigarettes and tobacco products as well as Canadian, American, and

Korean currency was taken from their house and an adjoining convenience store they owned. Although no one was hurt, the victims were severely traumatized. Police subsequently executed a search warrant on a motel room in St. Paul, recovering the stolen cash and property. McDonald and Bidlock, along with Joseph Gerald Roy, 42, face seven charges including with robbery using a firearm, forcible confinement, wearing a disguise with intent to commit a crime, and assault with a weapon. All three are being held in custody pending their next court appearance. Sgt. Darryl Little says it’s likely McDonald and Bidlock will have to face the latest charges before dealing with the Crescent Valley burglary. In that incident, two suspects were spotted breaking into a shed on Cote Road. One of the homeowners began to chase after them, at which point they dropped some of the items they were carrying. McDonald and Bidlock were tracked down by a police dog and arrested. They recently came to the Slocan Valley from the Okanagan.

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Max the Jeweller’s Design of the Week Seathra and her mom visited this crop circle near Stonehenge, UK. Commissioned in white and yellow gold by her mom for Seathra’s college graduation and set with a Kootenay garnet.

SUSPECT IN CREEPY VAN INCIDENTS FAILS TO APPEAR The man accused of propositioning a series of women in Nelson from a van late last year was a no-show for his first court appearance yesterday. A Justice of the Peace issued a bench warrant for Seth Christian, 19, although Crown counsel asked that it be suspended until February 22 so his lawyer could be contacted. Christian faces one court of invitation to sexual touching and one count of committing an indecent act. He was released on an undertaking, which included restrictions on where he could go and limited his ability to drive. The victims ranged from mid-teens to adults. The incidents took place in different parts of the city at different times of day. Police said a man in a teal coloured van drove up to the women, asked for sex, and demanded they get in. In all, there were about a dozen complaints over five weeks.

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RULING EXPECTED SOON IN PERRY RIDGE CASE A B.C. Supreme Court judge will issue his decision on February 18 in the Sinixt First Nation’s constitutional challenge against logging on Perry Ridge. The case wrapped up with two days of arguments last week. Although originally expected to last five days, it stretched over nine with two adjournments. The Sinixt argue they weren’t consulted before a timber license was awarded in the contentious Slocan Valley watershed, but the province says it met its legal requirements. The Sinixt blocked a logging road into Perry Ridge last fall before a court order was issued preventing any work until the constitutional matter is resolved.

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Editor: Bob Hall Publisher: Chuck Bennett

A budget filled with loonies

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t might have seemed a little odd to some that in Friday’s edition of the Nelson Star we chose to focus the City of Nelson’s budget story on parking meters. A multi-million dollar annual puzzle and we highlight an item counted in quarters and loonies. Parking is a big deal in Nelson’s downtown. The beauty and charm of our core comes with quirks most communities our size don’t invest much time on. Venture downtown on any Friday afternoon — winter or summer — and you will get a pretty good taste of the parking predicament. And as much as we pride ourselves on being outdoorsy and environmentally sensitive, it’s clear from the daily traffic flow on Nelson’s streets that this area loves its fossil fuel burning transportation as much as every other community. We’re far from Los Angeles, but the geography and make-up of Greater Nelson makes driving an important part of our culture. Being that it’s not difficult to find customers to plug downtown meters, it should come as no surprise to see councillors wringing their hands. Faced with more financial pressures than in recent memory, City Hall is seriously considering doubling what drivers pay to park in the downtown. Driving has quickly become a luxury prone to yet more sin taxes. Want to drive a big truck, pay more gas tax to the province. Want to park your clunker in the downtown, better bring a handful of loonies. The proposal to double the meter fees — thus bringing in an estimated extra $300,000 — is sure to provoke the ire of those who frequent the downtown. Business owners will worry the hike will act as a deterrent and those who frequent the meter spots will be upset that the city is diving further into their pockets. Unfortunately city council is running out of options. We already pay steep property taxes for the privilege of living here. If we want to maintain our services and improve our infrastructure something has to give. In this case the giving will come one loonie at a time. E-MAIL LETTERS TO: newsroom@nelsonstar.com 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 bcpresscouncil.org

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The big picture for 2011 was hugely expensive and council’s tax increase tolerance is not very liberal, so we sent the beleaguered managers back to sharpen their pencils and figure out where they could tighten things up, what service levels they could deliver, what savings and new money they could find, what reserves they could plumb. Council will be hearing all that on February 15, and then the public can have a go at it on February 23. No matter what, we are forging ahead, as the city’s crest says, with our priorities of making a really excellent long-term plan for the city, fixing infrastructure, becoming more environmentally intelligent, helping with

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“In a perfect world, it would be a pleasure to take all the tax and utility money spent in the last hundred years and design the ideal city for the future, but as they say, hindsight is 20/20 and priorities change.� to what makes Nelson inviting, vibrant, safe and business-friendly, so we can attract more residents and spread the tax burden

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around, right? It’s tough juggling act. Please get involved — by reading the city’s website, checking out all the media conversations, dropping in at the public meetings, bending the ear of a councillor on the street and asking about things that are important to you. You can’t do all those things in a big city but you can easily do them here. The results of these budget discussions are probably what you’d come up with if you were in councillor shoes at these meetings, but there is only a disconnect if you don’t hear the rationale. Margaret Stacey shares this space Wednesdays with her Nelson city council colleagues

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Letters to the Editor

Nelson shows how much it cares I am a resident who suffered devastating losses in the Kerr Apartments fire — high-end furniture and art. I am not on any government assistance, so am out of that loop. I have to say that Rob at the Salvation Army and Lynn at the Movie Gallery drop-off centre did a great job for having this disaster dropped into their laps. Both Sally Ann majors

were out of town. They are sure back now. Rob had bus passes, phone cards, and grocery vouchers almost immediately. I am lucky to have found a house. It echoes with the sound of my 18-year-old Siamese cat Katie, who I saved. She’s a talker. Thank you to the volunteers and the generous people of Nelson who donated goods to the Movie Gallery, the

Kootenay Co-op for all the grocery vouchers, and Pharmasave. You have been most generous. Also the Red Cross for my new bed and replacement glasses. And how can I leave out Ian at SHARE Nelson for my pieces of furniture and my surprise birthday party which was missed in the kafuffle? Wow! Sincerely, thank you. Karen Panko Nelson

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Building owners have big hearts I would like to express my sincere and deepest sympathy to all the residents of the Kerr Apartments, also to Armand and Annette, the owners of the Victoria Street heritage building. I was a frequent visitor at the apartments spending many weekends since help-

ing my brother move into his apartment in 2005. Most visits I would see Armand and Annette about the building, they would be welcoming and say they were glad family came to visit. They have always been attentive and caring towards my brother and have contin-

ued to show this through this ordeal. I would like to thank all the people of Nelson for the help and support they have so kindly shown my brother and everyone affected by the tragic fire. Donna Caruso Grand Forks

Smart meters don’t provide answer Choice is at the heart of free will and health is at the heart of life, but neither may count for much with the coming of “smart meters,” the wireless devices that use electromagnetic frequency (EMF) to monitor our electrical consumption. B.C. citizens are waking up to the fact that this spring we may see these meters attached to our very homes — whether we like it or not, yet most of us have never even heard of them. Transmitting from the walls of our homes, smart meters will effectively blanket entire neighborhoods with electromagnetic radiation every day, all day 24/7/365 forever. This represents an entirely new source of continuous, involuntary

radio frequency saturation of the same type as cell phones and cell towers. Our money has been allocated, plans made, meters ordered — the last thing is to notify us about what is planned for our neighbourhoods, our homes, our very bodies! Ontario has already initiated a Smart Meter system, and according to Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak, of that province, the program should be halted immediately, because it’s not helping lower hydro bills or convincing consumers to switch their heavy electricity use to late at night. Smart meters do not save energy themselves, rather they are designed to encourage us to save energy by

monitoring our electricity usage, and punishing us with increased rates when we use electricity at times when energy companies could make more profit selling it elsewhere. Andrea Horwath, leader of Ontario’s New Democrats, says that smart meters have actually raised rates for 80 per cent of consumers and aren’t producing any conservation gains for Ontario. There are no benefits here for me or you, and the risks to health do not seem at all worth the risks to pocketbook (or is it visa-versa?). I encourage you to research “smart meter, health” online before agreeing to this scheme. Robert Yetter Kaslo

No right to judge others’ grief process Re: “Pet obituary offensive,” February 2 S.M. Simpson is the only thing offensive that I can spot in this entire paper. To suggest that you have the right to determine the depth of one’s grief or to compartmentalize that grief in an order of your list of important categories is ludicrous. We all have the right to grieve and in doing so we

find healing. Acknowledgment of death is an important part of the journey of loss and acceptance. We do not overcome loss by ignoring its existence, nor do we have the right to unilaterally decide the depth of sadness others may experience with regards to any loss. To the family that lost their beloved friend I would like to say how sorry I am for your

loss and how sorry I am that one narrow minded person would attempt to shame you and add insult to injury. Good for you for expressing your sadness and honouring your friend. May he rest in peace and may S.M. Simpson never be in a position of power lest we are further compartmentalized. L. Marken Nelson

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Editorial The World View - Gwynne Dyer

1989 and the Arab World

Grant Writing Workshops How to Apply for CBT’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Program FREE workshops are being held for any individuals or groups in the Canadian Columbia Basin who are interested in applying for CBT’s arts, culture and heritage funding. Crescent Valley: Wednesday, February 16, 6-8 pm Location: Crescent Valley Hall, 1385 Hwy 6 (next to the fire hall)

Nakusp: Saturday, February 19, 11 am- 1 pm Location: Selkirk College, Nakusp Centre, 311 Broadway Street Salmo: Saturday, February 26, 2-4 pm Location: Salmo Youth and Community Ctr., Multipurpose Room, 206 7th Street

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Community Food Drive Food drop located adjacent to the Save on Foods store exit. Save On Foods will prepare and provide food items for purchase. Or you may select your own nonperishable food items to contribute. All food donations to be shared between the Nelson Food Cupboard and The Salvation Army. Event will be held Friday, February 11/2011 through to Monday, February 14/2011 from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

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Former Hospital Foundation director, bon vivant, and man-abouttown, Mike Bonderoff, met Bryna in his current role as a Kiwanis Club director . He passed along $500 for medical equipment from the Kiwanis which will be recognized for their years of support on our new Wall of Honour. Look for it over the next while.

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t was the Egyptian army’s statement that brought it all back: “To the great people of Egypt, your armed forces, acknowledging the legitimate rights of the people ... have not and will not use force against the Egyptian people.” In other words, go ahead and overthrow President Hosni Mubarak. It’s all right with us. It reminded me of the day of the first big anti-Communist demonstration in Moscow in mid-1989. There had already been non-violent demos in other Communistruled countries like Poland and Hungary, but this was Russia. The enormous crowd filling the broad Garden Ring Road was visibly nervous, and I was staying near the edge of the crowd so I could dodge into a doorway if the shooting started. Then I noticed that there were Soviet army officers, in full uniform, among the protesters. It was going to be all right: the military wanted change just as much as everybody else. Tahrir Square in Cairo today is the same: the army is with the people. The army statement in Cairo rang the death knell for Mubarak’s regime, even if he still insists that he will stay in the presidential palace until the election scheduled for September. That won’t happen. A transitional government led by other people will organise the election. But the echoes of an earlier revolution set me to wondering: is this the Arab world’s 1989? In 1989 the collapse of the old order started in the “satellite” countries, not in the Russian heart of the empire, just as the current revolt against the Arab status quo began in Tunisia, a relatively small and marginal Arab country. The Eastern European landslide only started to sweep everything before it in November 1989, with the fall of the Berlin Wall. So is Hosni Mubarak the Berlin Wall of the Arab world? He certainly could be, for Egypt is the most populous Arab country, and the tactics

and goals of the Tunisian and Egyptian peoples closely resemble those of the peaceful revolutionaries of Eastern Europe in 1989. The Arabs, too, are successfully using non-violent tactics to bring irresistible moral pressure on tyrannical and corrupt regimes, and they are demanding just the same things: democracy, justice and prosperity.

“The Eastern European landslide only started to sweep everything before it in November 1989, with the fall of the Berlin Wall. So is Hosni Mubarak the Berlin Wall of the Arab world?” The non-violent formula worked in two to three weeks in Tunisia, and it looks like it will take about the same time in Egypt. At first the president is defiant and sends police thugs out into the streets to attack the protesters, but he cannot use massive violence because he knows that the army would not obey a shoot-to-kill order. Much like in Eastern Europe in 1989. Then begins the retreat. First the president promises reforms. Then, when that doesn’t work, he fires the entire government and creates a new cabinet (but it’s still full of hated regime cronies). Then he promises to leave power at the next election, but argues that he must stay for the transition period to guarantee “stability.” And finally, he gets on the plane and leaves. Tunisia has travelled that entire route since mid-December, and Egypt is passing through the next-to-last stage. Other Arab countries may be on the same road: the demos began in Algeria and Yemen in December. They’re only three weeks old in Jordan, but the king has just fired the entire government and appointed a new cabinet

with orders to carry out “true political reforms.” There are hold-outs like Syria, whose president, Bashar Assad, boasted last week that his regime is secure because it has a “cause”: confrontation with Israel. More to the point, the Syrian army probably would open fire on protesters, for it is dominated by the ethnic minority to which Assad himself belongs. Iraq is so paralysed by ethnic divisions after the American occupation that no popular mass movement is possible. Saudi Arabia and the smaller Gulf states almost certainly face no risk of popular revolution, for their people enjoy great prosperity because of their oil. Nevertheless, the pressure for change is palpable in most Arab countries. Fully half the population of the Arab world might be living under different, more democratic regimes a year or two from now. The European 1989 delivered precisely that in just two years; why can’t the Arabs do the same? They can, of course, but the period after 1989 in Eastern Europe was not entirely happy. The immediate result, in most countries, was a fall in living standards, not a rise. One major country, former Yugoslavia, was torn apart by war. There were various smaller wars along the ethnically fractured southern borders of the former Soviet Union, and Russia ended up back under a gentler sort of authoritarian rule. The risks for the Arab world are comparable: shortterm economic decline, civil war, and the rise of new authoritarian regimes, probably fuelled by Islamist ideas. Nothing’s perfect. But what we are now witnessing in Tunisia and Egypt, and may also see elsewhere, is a great liberation not just from dictatorship, but from decades of corruption and despair. That’s worth a lot. Gwynne Dyer’s new book, Crawling from the Wreckage, was published recently in Canada by Random House

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News Labour Strife

Kootenay Savings Credit Union poised to strike VALERIE ROSSI

Trail Daily Times Reporter

Unionized workers at Kootenay Savings Credit Union are in a legal position to go on strike any day, after common ground on a new collective agreement couldn’t be reached last week. “We really don’t know what to expect,” said credit union president Brent Tremblay when contacted Sunday.

The credit union received notice last week that a strike could be on the horizon; this after a vote to strike was cast in January by the members of United Steelworkers Locals 9705 and 1-405. Ninety-three per cent decided they’d support a strike – with 82 per cent of the 150 union employees turning out for the vote. The company and the union met last Thursday and Friday to

try and resolve their differences, which are largely monetary. “The most significant issue still remains the pension plan and a new twist to all this is the company’s now applied to the labour board for a last offer vote and we’re awaiting details from the labour board to try to find out when it will take place,” explained union president Chuck Macklon. Meanwhile an arbitrator was

brought in to examine whether Kootenay Savings is responsible for changes made to the pension plan last year, which include increasing the retirement age to 62 from 60 and an adjustment to contribution levels. This change was made by a board of trustees which governs the B.C. Credit Union Employees Pension Plan, and deals with approximately 30 credit unions. “We will be waiting for sev-

eral weeks for that result,” said Macklon, adding that the provincial arbitrator interpreting the language in the contract will make a binding decision. The nine branches that could be impacted by this dispute are in Salmo, South Slocan, Kaslo, Warfield, Trail, Waneta Plaza, Fruitvale, Castlegar, and Kimberley. In its 42 years, Kootenay Savings has never had a strike.

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Getting your skis tuned properly is one of the first steps in skiing well and having fun while doing so. Even with your best efforts and all the techniques in the world, if your skis (or board!) are too dull to hold an edge, or grabby because of that gnarly rock garden you uncovered yesterday. It means it is time for a trip down to the shop for a good refurbishing. Since we live in the Kootenays and are lucky enough to be able to ski powder for more than three-quarters of the ski season it is easy to be naïve about how well our skis are performing and neglect to give them the attention they need. So you already know your board(s) are looking a little haggard and you were slower than slow on the traverse last week, but you are still a little unsure about dropping off your planks and what happens after you do leave them. Well gather around and listen! The point of a ski tune is to flatten your base, sharpen edges and inturn make it easier for you to ride. A basegrinder makes your skis flat and true while at the same time removes any light scrapes out of the base and sharpens the edges. The grinder also opens up the base which make it succeptable to absorbing wax. So after all the polishing and sharpening the ski is finally ready for the icing on the cake- A hand polished hot wax! The new pattern on the base not only absorbs wax but also helps prevents suction and friction between your skis and the snow. After a proper tune a ski/board glides faster and floats from edge to edge more easily which means less effort and more runs. Powder to the people!

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My Dog has bad breath - is it from burping?

Dogs can have smelly burps, usually after eating too fast and swallowing air, but it’s much more common that their bad breath comes from bacteria on their teeth. This process starts for cats & dogs with the food remnants on and between their teeth combining with bacteria to form plaque, a colorless layer. Unless you are an extremely conscientious owner and are brushing this plaque off their teeth regularly, this layer combines with the minerals in the saliva and gradually becomes the hard calcified brown layer that you may see on your own pet’s teeth if you lift the corner of their lip. Tartar doesn’t damage teeth above the gums, because of the protective enamel, but it works its way under the edge of the gums and that’s where the problems start. The bacteria in the tartar inflames the gums (gingivitis) and starts to weaken the periodontal ligament between the tooth and bone socket. This causes one or more roots of the tooth to loosen, as well as starts a root abscess, which can be extremely painful, as anyone who has had one will know. Cats and dogs are very good at hiding dental pain, and will simply avoid using infected teeth. When we’re doing dental examinations in older dogs or cats that haven’t had any previous dental work we often find several teeth that can be easily moved around with finger pressure. Their owners usually were under the impression their teeth were fine. When we remove these teeth we often find the infected root has been almost completely eroded away by the infection, indicating that it has been going on for a long time. In February our practice and many others across North America are celebrating Pet Dental Health Month. We are offering discounted dental examinations and dental cleaning, together with a complimentary bag of a dental diet. Give us a call at 250-352-2999 for details.

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How can chiropractic care help with digestive problems?

Chiropractic care is aimed at improving the function of the nervous system. Just like all other systems in the body the nervous system controls, regulates and coordinates the digestive system. Many functions in our body work without us being aware of it. These automatic functions are controlled by a special part the body called the autonomic nervous system. The sympathetic system, also known as the fight-or-flight reaction, gets us ready to run away from danger. The other system, called the parasympathetic system, lets us calm down to focus on things like digesting food. This is where chiropractic care can have a profound effect on functions in the body. Chiropractic treatments improve the nervous system’s function by reducing stress on the nervous system, allowing the body to regulate and control these automatic functions and all other functions of the body. Lifestyle factors are obviously important for improving digestive issues: avoiding foods that trigger responses, adequate hydration, exercise and fibre intake. I have found from my own experience that a good quality probiotic is essential for digestive health. I take and now carry in the office high quality Metagenics probiotics. These are extremely effective at re-establishing gut bacteria, reducing abdominal discomfort and helping improve gut health.

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What does a Mortgage Broker Do?

A Mortgage Broker saves you time and money! A good broker will meet with you when it is convenient for you, even on evenings and weekends. The services of a Mortgage Broker are free as brokers get paid from the lender they bring their deals too. It is in the best interest for a Mortgage Broker to completely satisfy their clients in regards to rate and product to gain referrals and future business. Currently 1 in 4 Canadians use Mortgage Brokers, and the trend is growing every year. With people being so busy with their day to day schedules, finding the time to do this work on their own just isn’t practical so having someone do it for them just makes sense. The premise of what a Mortgage Broker does is pretty simple - as a Broker they work for you not the bank, it is their job to shop the market and get you the best rate and product. Today there are so many mortgage products to choose from, with new products being introduced all the time. A Mortgage Broker will help to educate you on these products, look carefully at your current financial situation and personal goals, research the market, and find you competitive options. If you are purchasing a new home, renewing your mortgage, want to take out equity from your home (refinancing) or need to consolidate some high interest debts a Mortgage Broker can make it happen! The bottom line is if you want to save time and money, try using a Mortgage Broker it’s FREE.

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Are you thinking of Renovating?

Determine your motivation, is it for your own enjoyment, or is the renovation for a re- sale? When it’s for your personal enjoyment the costs can go up quite quickly. If you spend an enormous amount, you may not be able to get that back when you want to re-sell. Pick and choose your undertakings wisely. Ask yourself whether or not you can get a good return on the investment? If you’re in a higher end market, the granite countertops may payoff, if not; you might want to go with something more moderately priced. Statistics Canada supports that Kitchen renovations are a consistent winner for the return on your dollar. If your home has an estimated value of $250,000 - $400,000, your return on investment with a kitchen renovation can be in the neighborhood of 64%, and a bathroom renovation will have around a 54% ROI. Other favorable returns for homes in this price range are energy efficient renovations dealing with windows, (59%) and new shingles, (61%). Pay close attention to layout, function, efficiency and design when planning your home renovation. There are a number of things to consider before undertaking a renovation & you can save yourself a lot of headaches by preparing and planning effectively. This is paramount, because it enables you to avoid surprises and unexpected costs that will impact your budget. CMHC, (Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation) puts out a thorough House Assessment Worksheet to record the present condition of your home and assist you in setting priorities for your home renovation. The web address to access this is www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca, click on language of choice, go to Consumers heading and click on “Renovating Your Home”. Another very useful tool we have at RE/MAX is the “Smart Renovator Guide” which offers useful questions to ask your contractor. Contact me if you’d like a complimentary copy. Happy planning, be kind to your spouse, and try to stay on budget.

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CREATIVE JOURNEY CELEBRATED AT LIBRARY

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Paula 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 through March. The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust, invite individuals of all artistic disciplines, arts, culture and heritage groups in the Columbia Basin to apply for project funding. Info and applications available at basinculture. com, or call 1-877-505-7355 or email wkrac@telus.net. Deadline for applications is March 11 or March 25 depending on the program.

FAMILY FUNK DOWN ON THE NORTH SHORE

Come one, come all to the first annual Family Funk Down, February 12 at the North Shore Hall. The dance will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. with a special leave taking ceremony at 8 p.m. for families with younger children who need to get home early. Music provided by the one and only Rafferty Funksmith! Tickets are available by calling the Waldorf School at 250-352-6919, Shyloe at 250-352-2994, Jeanine at 250-229-5645 or Alia at 250-399-4554.

VALENTINES TANGO WORKSHOP

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Sunday Brunch Join us for Specials Feb. 12-14

Choice of

Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic Soup or French Onion Soup or Mixed Wild Greens with Bay Shrimp & Honey Dill Dressing

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Prime Rib Au Jus with Yorkshire Pudding or Breaded Chicken Breast filled w/ Herb & Garlic cream cheese or Bacon Wrapped Filet stuffed with Blue Cheese & a green peppercorn sauce or Grilled Halibut with Dill Hollandaise & a scallop & prawn brochette

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Chocolate Eclair or White Chocolate Cheesecake with Wild Blueberry Coulis or Kahlua & Bailey Creme Brulee

Valentine’s Platter for Two Choice of Starter

Beef Medallions, Lemon & Pepper Halibut, Grilled Jumbo Prawns, Chicken Princess, an array of fresh vegetables & roast potatoes Lover’s Dessert For Two - White Chocolate Cheesecake, Stawberry Cream Puff & Chocolate Pate with Chocolate Dipped Fruit

Please join us at 7 p.m. at the Nelson United Church for a free public discussion and lecture by Dr. Brian Burtch on responses to homophobia and transphobia in high schools. Dr. Burch is an associate professor at SFU and co-author of Get That Freak: Homophobia and Transphobia in High Schools. For more information phone Christopher at 250-505-5506. The Vallican Whole Community Centre is offering Greening Your Business With Permaculture. This presentation will look at how to apply permaculture ethics to your operation: care of earth, care of people, return of surplus and more. For more information contact Slocan Valley Recreation at 250-226-0008 or email slocanvalleyrec@rdck.bc.ca The Mount Sentinel Stage Band invites you to attend the annual Café Jazz fundraiser at the school from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This year, Café Jazz will feature performances from Playmor Junction Big Band, the Mount Sentinel Stage Band and Jazz Combo Band. Admission $5. There will be decadent desserts, coffee, tea, juices and a silent auction. Admission at the door is $5, and desserts and drinks are individually priced. The next regular meeting of the board of the Regional District of Central Kootenay begins at 1 p.m. at the RDCK board room, 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson.

We local tangueras and tangueros are hosting an Argentine tango Valentine weekend (February 11 to 13) with all interested beginners FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11 and experienced dancers. Contact Heather at 250-226-7229, or Beth A Valentine Coffee Party will be held at the Nelson United Church from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be baking and books for sale. Adat 250-352-5081 or eliz63@gmail.com to register. mission is $3

AUDITIONS FOR KHAOS, THE OPERA

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Announcements COLUMBIA BASIN TRUST ARTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE FUNDING

Sunday Brunch t Dinner Specials

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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@ shaw.ca. 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.

Canadian Parents for French will be hosting another fun filled Winter Carnaval from 7 to 9 p.m. at Trafalgar School. Everyone—both English and French speaking—is welcome to attend this family friendly event that has a focus on all things French. Along with plenty of delicious maple treats and baking, there will be DJ-hosted music and dancing, broomball, crafts, French quizzes, and more! Two dollar entry includes maple treat.

MP Alex Atamenenko and the Nelson-West Kootenay Chapter of the Council of Canadians are holding a public forum at the United Community drum circle, Bigby Place, 509 Front Street, every Tues- Church at 7:30 p.m. The forum is about CETA, the Comprehensive day night 7 till 9 p.m. Drop in fee $5. A fun, relaxing, healing experi- Economic Trade Agreement, being negotiated by our federal governence. We are all beginners. For more info call 250-352-5616. ment and the European Union without public or parliamentary input. MP Peter Julian, federal NDP trade critic, will be one of many guest CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS speakers to talk about the effects on all levels of society if this deal The Craft Connection is seeking submissions for Bursting into Blos- should go through. som, its annual garden show featuring outdoor oriented fine art and craft. Submission deadline March 21. Entry forms available at the SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12 Valentines dinner and dance at the Prestige Lakeside Resort ballroom. Craft Connection (378 Baker Street) or craftconnection.org. Break out and dance to the Playmor Junction Big Band after a sumpAT THE LEGION tuous buffet dinner with chocolate fountain of course. It all begins at At the Nelson Legion: Tuesday and Friday evenings – free movies; 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Eddy Music and Vogue Studios. Wednesday evening – darts; Saturday afternoon – meat draws with karaoke in the evening; Sunday afternoon – crib tournament; last MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14 Sunday of every month – Texas Hold’em Charity poker (open to the Valentines Day banquet, 6:30 p.m. at the Adventist Church (1502 public); month-end birthday bash; occasional fundraiser barbecues, Granite Road). Plan to attend the Italiano banchetti Valentine and ribs. etc.; snooker; pool; shuffleboard; darts; 10’ big-screen TV for Enjoy a wonderful three-course vegetarian Italian menu. Admittance sports and movie nights; beverage room with a welcoming, friendly is by free ticket only. A donation for the True North Pathfinder Club atmosphere. Info 250-352-7727 or e-mail rclbr51@telus.net. Mem- would be appreciated. For reservations, call 250-352-6102. bers and guests welcome.

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Parkinson’s meeting Christie Lee Hall (701 Gordon Road) from 1:30 Nelson’s breast cancer support group meets at Community First to 3 p.m. Guest speaker Remi Champagne. Health Co-op (518 Lake Street) at noon every fourth Tuesday of the month. For more information call Alice at 250-352-6223 or Nadine FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18 The Nelson Refugee Committee invites you to a fundraising dinat 250-359-7777. ner at the Nelson United Church. Money raised from this event will NELSON AND AREA ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION RESOURCE CENTRE go towards sponsoring a Burmese refugee family to live in Nelson. Open Wednesdays from 12 to 2 p.m. at 719 Vernon Street. Phone Doors open at 5:30, with dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets available at Otter 250-352-6008 or visit nelsonelderabuseprevention.org Books. Cost: $15 per person or $45 per family.

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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.

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

Saturday, February 12

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Thursday, February 17 Balls Beers and Queers monthly bowling night. 7 p.m. at the Savoy Lanes.

St. Andrew’s United Church Friday, February 11 Ty West

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 —and Canadian legend of burlesque—The Lady Divine Ms. Judith Stein. Ms. Stein is the only Canadian to be inducted into the Burlesque Hall of Fame. If you’re single now, you wont be when you leave! Come out early, for the fun begins at 10 p.m. and the house packs fast! Admission $20.

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. Come and support her as she explores the musical world one step at a time. Next up is the Ty West Trio. Ty is an acoustic guitar playing singer-songwriter, 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 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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Thursday, February 10 Alright all you saucebuckets and sass-ka-teers, it’s time for the annual Valentine’s Burlesque show! Scarlet Mary Rose and the Heavy Petal Burlesque present Aphrodite’s Dream. Starring the incorrigible Scarlet Mary Rose and a cast of gorgeous local dames. Show starts at 8 p.m and features all the glamorous trappings of the theatre and the musical talents of Varouj and the Very Burly Band. Tickets $20 at the box office.

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

Ballet Jörgen Coppélia Feb 20, 8 p.m.

Hume Hotel

The Royal

Kaslo Concert Society is pleased to present Lacafamore, a made-in-the-Kootenays string quartet. Tickets $22 at Figments or the door. School age children admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 10

Laila Biali Trio March 5, 8 p.m.

The Royal is proud to present the Juno-nominated group, The Lost Fingers. By exercising great musicianship along with a keen sense of humor, the trio unite their unique voices to create an ingenious tribute to the 80s in the swinging gypsy style of jazz manouche, inspired by their mentor, Django Reinhardt. Tickets are $20 in advance.

Margie Gillis Threads March 26, 8 p.m.

Monday, February 14

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.

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. Tickets $10 at door.

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Arts Cultural Commentary - Anne DeGrace

Have metaphor, will travel

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hen I spoke at the Kootenay Literary Competition Awards night last week at the Hume Hotel, I faced a roomful of anticipatory expressions. Who would be the winners? Everyone wanted to know. If the Kootenay Literary Competition was the destination that night, it’s important to recognize the journey. Creative enterprise that ends on the podium begins in the studio, or at the keyboard, or even — to use that old cliché — in the garret, single lightbulb dangling from the ceiling. It starts humbly: a step taken, then another. If we’re lucky, we get somewhere. Jurors included writers who have: Antonia Banyard, Vivien Bowers, Jenny Craig, Sharmaine Gray, Kristene Perron, Verna Relkoff, Holley Rubinsky, and Tom Wayman all know that the road can be long, full of punctuation hazards and unanticipated full stops. There

is the very real danger of being struck by running metaphors. The only thing to do is carry on, hoping for a lift. Because most artists will never get rich as they contribute to our cultural landscape, programs that support us in our garrets are necessary. There are a few options out there that can relieve some of the financial burden — buying us a tank of gas, as it were. The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (the cultural arm of the Columbia Basin Trust) offers project assistance, financial help for touring, and other programs. Deadlines are coming up in March, with more information available at basinculture.com. For those who have a few more miles behind them, there is the British Columbia Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. These are substantial grants to professional artists and come with

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their own roadblocks, mostly available funds versus applicant numbers. Only about a quarter of applications receive funding.

“Because most artists will never get rich as they contribute to our cultural landscape, programs that support us in our garrets are necessary.” Grant-writing is an art in itself. To that end, the Canada Council is coming to Touchstones Nelson on February 23 to run a free info-session and workshops. The focus is on visual arts and writing, but the officers can answer a broad range of questions relating to Canada Council funding (find out what’s available at canadacouncil.ca). Even for those short on mileage, it’s a

great opportunity to find out what it takes to get there. Registration and queries should be emailed to helene.pollex@ canadacouncil.ca. The Canada Council also offers grants to Canadian publishers, and these support the publishing of books by Canadian writers, essential in a changing market that has seen the fall of General Publishing, Key Porter, and H.B. Fenn. Without this support, our literary competition winners — and anyone else not writing for the mass-market superhighway — would forever be squirreled away under that single, swinging lightbulb without hope of literary daylight never mind a road to anywhere. This is important for all Canadians who would prefer not to have their bookstore options reduced only to mainstream blockbusters. So who won the Kootenay Literary Competition? Poetry winners (first and second

place) were Sheila MurrayNellis and Gord Turner; for fiction, Brian D’Eon and Jane Byers. Non-fiction winners were Ellen Burt and Amanda Bath. There was an “emerging writer” category — writers who have never been published in any form — and these were Marie Campagne and Ginny McClelland. The youth winner was Jenny Crakes. Thanks to Kathy Hartley, Deb O’Keefe, and Morty Mint who, as a subgroup of the Nelson and District Arts Council, put it all together. It was a great crowd and a great bunch of readers, with every writer who emerged from the garret to enter deserving of respect and congratulations. We’re fortunate in this area to have writers whose published books take them on the road and out there in the wide world, and this reflects well on Nelson. But so do our own homegrown artists of all kinds, whose creative enterprise makes our community the jewel it is, the better to bring the wide world to us. And that makes all of us winners. Anne DeGrace is Nelson’s cultural ambassador for 2011

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February is Heart Health Month The heart is one of the most important organs in the entire human body. It pumps the blood which carries vital materials that help our bodies function, and moves waste products away to be eliminated from the body. Lifestyle and nutrition play major roles in heart health. Eating a wellbalanced diet high in Omega 3 Fatty Acids and ďŹ ber is helpful. The diet should limit processed foods that are low in reďŹ ned starch, potentially high in fat, and sugars. Getting moderate exercise, not smoking, and maintaining a normal blood pressure ensure a solid foundation for a healthy heart. There are many conditions that aect the heart and its’ ability to function properly. Any condition that adversely aects the heart can be life threatening, or lead to other serious medical conditions. One condition often encountered is abnormal blood pressure also known as hypertension

and hypotension. Hypertension. It can’t be seen. It can’t be felt. It has no symptoms. Hypertension, or high blood pressure as it’s commonly known, aects one in ďŹ ve Canadians. You might be one of them and not even be aware of it. When a doctor or nurse takes your blood pressure, they’re measuring the pressure of blood against the walls of your arteries. Normal blood pressure is below 120 / 80 mm Hg. A reading of more than 140 / 90 mm Hg is considered high. Most hypertension (5% of the cases) is referred to as “essentialâ€? hypertension. The term “essential hypertensionâ€? simply means that we cannot ďŹ nd a medical cause why the blood pressure is high. High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for stroke and a major risk factor for heart disease. Hypertension has often been referred to as the “Silent Killerâ€?. Over time, the walls of your blood vessels can become seriously damaged and a buildup of fatty plaque can occur. When that happens, the arteries can become blocked and lead to a heart attack. High blood pressure can also cause blood vessels in the brain to be compromised resulting in a stroke. There are many other detrimental eects of prolonged high blood pressue including kidney damage, If your physician measures the blood pressure, and it is high (hypertension) he/she will often order a number of

diagnostic tests. Hypertension may exist on it’s own or it may be associated with a number of other health problems including thyroid issues, abnormal cholesterol levels, or abnormal heart rhythms. Not all hypertension requires medications. Often the ďŹ rst steps of treatment revolve around our lifestyle. Reduction of body weight can signiďŹ cantly decrease blood pressure in some people. Regular exercise, reduction in alcohol comsumption, reduced sodium intake, and stopping smoking can all have a beneďŹ cial eect. Often these measures are tried for several months before considering treatment with medication. Hypotension occurs when your body’s blood pressure reaches abnormally low levels. A reading that is lower than 90/60mmHg is considered low. In healthy people it usually isn’t a problem and can go untreated if there are no associated symptoms. The primary symptom of hypotension is lightheadedness or dizziness, especially when moving from lying to sitting, or standing up quickly. Other symptoms include blurry vision, confusion, weakness and nausea. Left untreated these symptoms can lead to periods of fainting, and possibly seizures. If any of these conditions occur, your doctor should be contacted immediately. For mild hypotension, lying down with your feet above the level of your heart in times of lightheadedness can help, increasing your sodium intake (consult your physician before trying this) might also work. Serious hypotension is usually caused by an underlying condition that your doctor should determine how to correct. Monitoring your blood pressure and having a dialogue between you, your pharmacist, and doctor are the best ways to treating hypertension and hypotension. For more information, visit www. heartandstroke.com.

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Arts Popular Local Musician Plans Major Concert for April

Davison releases ambitious double album SUBMITTED

Special to the Nelson Star

In these days of single song downloads and shuffling iPod playlists being the way of the world, what’s an artist doing releasing a classic concept album — something designed to be listened to as a whole entity, from beginning to end, and not necessarily in bite-size pieces? Well that’s exactly what Jude Davison did in 2009 when he released Circo de Teatro — the story of a Mexican circus and its colourful characters. The album’s songs, production, and theme, garnered unanimous praise from critics around the world. So how do you follow up a classic concept album? With a classic double album of course. Davison has just released Outskirts Of Eden, a sprawling two-disc set of 27 new songs and a stunning 28-page booklet that features the artwork of

Arizonan photographer and digital artist Eric Vondy. In writing the follow-up album Davison’s initial goal was simply to follow the same musical trajectory as Circo — borrowing from an eclectic mix of styles and genres, but utilizing similar sounds and instrumentation. But in 2010 Davison reunited with an old musical accomplice and began writing songs for a proposed side project — an album of duets. While the duets album never materialized Davison now found himself with more songs than could be contained on a single CD. Realizing that his next album could be a double he decided to completely embrace that idea and open the musical doors wide open. “I figured that this might be my one and only chance to record my White Album and who doesn’t want to do that?� laughs Davison.

Jude Davison has just released his follow up to Circo de Teatro.

Another burst of writing provided even more diversity to the mix and enough songs to make this a truly double album listening experience. The finished product crisscrosses musical genres combining Americana, country, rock, dixieland, jazz, blues, and folk into a truly eclectic mix. On April 1, Davison and his all-star band (Bessie Wapp, Sydney Galbraith, Craig Korth, Mark Spielman, Steven Parish, Darren Mahe, Jeff Faragher, Rick Lingard, Keith Todd, Tim Bullen) will once again bring the music to the stage with two shows at Nelson’s Capitol Theatre. The first act will feature songs from the new album and the second act will feature music and theatrics from Circo de Teatro. Outskirts Of Eden can be picked up at Otter Books and Packrat Annie’s in Nelson. Or you can buy it online at Davison’s site (judedavison.com).

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here may be snow on the ground, but it’s going to be sizzling inside the Capitol Theatre and Spiritbar this weekend if Scarlet Mary Rose has anything to say about it. Nelson’s queen of the burlesque scene and her troupe Heavy Petal Burlesque are staging two Valentine-themed shows this year that promise equal amounts spicy sexuality and gut-busting comedy — as

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well as singing, rapping, spoken word and monologues, a contest or two and a healthy dose of audience participation. “It’s a variety show, and it’s really my artistic expression, so it’s whatever I feel like doing, whatever I dream up,” explains Rose. “There’s striptease, there’s pastie twirling. It’s always a combination of humour and sexuality.” Dressed in leather chaps and a red cowboy hat, it’s a combination Rose embodies with ease. This particular ensemble, she explains, is for

her character Rosie Rawhide, “my freedom fighting pin-up cowgirl of relish — Rosie Rawhide’s Rootin’ Tootin Relish. “All of the proceeds of my relish go directly towards freedom fighting activities,” she adds with a drawl. “And I actually make that relish.” Now in its seventh year, the burlesque review originally began as an Easter-themed event before settling into its current spot in Nelson’s entertainment calendar. Story continues to Page 19

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Arts Continued from Page 18 “It’s a community event,� says Rose. “People who’ve never done it before can come and do it. And Valentines is about love, so it’s the perfect time of year.�

Scarlet Mary Rose

This year 16 performers sporting names such as Shai Violet and Lily Blaze will hit the stage. While some are veterans of previous years, others found their way into the show by taking Rose’s burlesque crash course, Boob Camp

— or by approaching her with acts too good to pass up. Live music comes courtesy of Varouj and the Very Burly Band, a group of mostly Selkirk College students. And though this year’s show won’t feature any “boylesque,� Rose says she’s got plans to recruit a few male performers during the show itself. Heavy Petal Burlesque performs Thursday at the Capitol Theatre at 8 p.m., and Saturday at Spiritbar, starting at 10:30 p.m. Admission to either show is $20, and advance tickets for the Capitol performance are available through the theatre box office. While both nights will feature the same lineup, Rose says the atmosphere will make all the difference. “The Capitol Show will have more of the pinnings of the theatre. We’ll have the lights and the balconies and the stage and the whole environment,� she says. “But in the bar we’ll have a party.�

Kootenay Literary Competition

Emerging writers celebrate ANDREA KLASSEN Nelson Star Reporter

After writing up to 5,000 words on the subject of isolation, the winners of the 2010 Kootenay Literary Competition got a chance to shake off their subject matter at an awards ceremony Saturday night that capped off the competition’s biggest year yet. Nine writers in five categories took home cash prizes and bragging rights for works about everything from the solitude of a long drive with two teenagers to Canada’s residential schools. Organizer Deborah O’Keeffe says this year saw 40 per cent more entries than the 2009 competition, with 35 people submitting work. “And almost a quarter of those were emerging writers,� she adds. The category, added this year, was designed specifically for unpublished writers, who might not be used to sharing their work with a wider audience. This year’s winning emerging writer, Marie Champagne, says that description fits her. The 45

year-old home renovator from Trail started writing fiction about two years ago and hadn’t shown it to anyone outside of her family before entering her short story Connections in the competition.

“Now I’m going to give it to other people because this is much better than my family’s response.� Marie Champagne Local Writer

“Now I’m going to give it to other people because this is much better than my family’s response,� she jokes. In Connections a young man Champagne describes as “somewhat of a gigolo� gets more than he bargains for when he is hired to accompany a rich old lady on a cross country ski trip. While the story started out with a more “typical� moral dilemma, Champagne says it evolved as she wrote “which was really neat for me be-

cause I’ve never experienced that before. You make these characters, and then they actually start to do things you don’t feel like you’re planning for them to do.� For her winning entry in the youth category, 18-year-old Jenny Crakes started with a set plot — that of a favorite poem — then expanded on it to create The Runaways: The Story of the Indian Schools. “I was really interested in researching it as well,� she explains. “I’d been learning about it in Social [Studies].� O’Keeffe says the competition’s organizers are planning to collect all the winning entries for 2010 into a booklet, and are also making plans for the 2011 competition, which they hope to open up to writers in both East and West Kootenay. Other winners are: Brian D’Eon, whose Badlands took first place for fiction, The Wind’s Voice by poet Sheila Murray-Nellis, and Ellen Burt’s non-fiction piece When the Path is Not a Straight Line.

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Arts Annual Lip Sync Contest at the Capitol Theatre Wants You

Be a stage star, no singing voice required ANDREA KLASSEN Nelson Star Reporter

“It’s all across the board. It’s really wide range. Whatever strikes your imagination, you can come and do that onstage.” Laurie Jarvis Lip Sync Organizer

their take on the Blues Brothers. Since then he’s donned costumes and mouthed along to everything from Fiddler on the

Roof to Barry White. “I’d always been interested in performance, but that was kind of the groundbreaking moment, was doing that Blues Brothers act,” says Ringrose, who’s since made the jump to singing on stage as well (he’s a regular feature in the Capitol’s Christmas pantomimes). As a seasoned lip sync-er, he says costumes aren’t necessary for rookie performers, but there’s one thing that’s crucial to bring to the stage: “It’s not really about singing, it’s about dancing,” he says. “You’ve got to plan them

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and then you’ve got to execute them with lots of energy. And when it comes to song selection, Jarvis adds, pretty much anything goes. Last year’s lip sync included Top 40 hits from Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert alongside classic rock favorites such as Born to be Wild. “It’s all across the board. It’s a really wide range,” she says. “Whatever strikes your imagination, you can come and do that onstage.” To register for this year’s Big Lip Sync, call the Capitol Theatre at 250-352-6363 by Friday.

This roomy three-bedroom executive-style home, with an unfinished basement and a large bonus room over the double garage, includes all the amenities demanded by the discriminating homeowner. Sheltered by a covered entry, double doors open on to a foyer that leads directly to the great room. The gas fireplace will cast its comforting glow all the way to the open-plan kitchen and the breakfast nook. The great room’s deep windows overlook a partly covered sundeck, making it ideal for summer-time entertaining. A second archway leads from the kitchen, through a walk-in pantry, to the formal dining room, which boasts a dramatic sloped ceiling. Another archway opens from the dining room to the foyer, and two more archways separate the foyer from a corridor leading, on one side, to the secondary bedrooms, and on the other, to the master bedroom. The kitchen is divided from the great room by a raised eating bar and work island, and is open to the breakfast nook, where natural light will flood in through the many windows. A doorway, conveniently placed near the kitchen, leads to the sundeck, making outdoor meals an easy option during warm weather. A display shelf is set into the wall near the pantry. The master bedroom, located at the back of the home for privacy, is well-separated from the secondary bedrooms. An archway separates the bedroom area from a corridor, with a display cabinet and clothes cupboard at one end. Through a second archway are two walk-in closets, one for her and the other for him, and beyond them is the five-piece ensuite, which includes a soaker tub and a linen closet. French doors from the foyer open to a den, which could double as a guest room.

The two secondary bedrooms share a three-piece bathroom with a linen closet. A U-shaped staircase with a skylight above it is located across from the third bedroom and leads to the unfinished basement, included in the plans. A separate mudroom opens to a short corridor that leads to the laundry room, which has a roomy coat cupboard and access to the garage. Between the mudroom and laundry room are the stairs to the bonus room, with its two dormer windows, located above the garage. Outside, the main entrance is highlighted with stained wood pilasters set on brick bases, as well as decorative woodwork in the gabled portico. Stained wood also frames the partly mullioned windows. Other exterior finishes include brick, shingles and horizontal siding. This home measures 65 feet wide by 81 feet deep, including the 414-square-foot bonus room, for a total of 3,090 square feet. Ceilings are nine feet high throughout. Plans for design 1-3-640 are available for $869 (set of 5), $980 (set of 8) and $1049 for a super set of 10. Also add $30.00 for Priority charges within B.C. or $50.00 outside of B.C. Please add 12% H.S.T., 13% H.S.T. Or 5% G.S.T (where applicable) to both the plan price and Priority charges. Our 43RD Edition of the Home Plan Catalogue containing over 300 plans is available for $13.50 (includes taxes, postage and handling). Make all cheques and money orders payable to “Home Plan of the Week” and mail to: HOME PLAN OF THE WEEK c/o... Nelson Star Unit 7, 15243 91Ave, Surrey, BC V3R 8P8 www.jenish.com homeplans@jenish.com

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Would-be rock stars and pop divas in disguise, the Capitol Theatre wants you. Registration for Nelson’s annual Big Lip Sync contest closes Friday, and organizer Laurie Jarvis is still taking performers for the event, which will run February 26. “It’s usually full,” says Jarvis. “Last year there were 40-plus performers. We had a group of kids from the Wildflower School who came and performed Thriller, there was a

group of people from Bigby Place. We had duets and solos — adult solos, kid solos, groups of four.” The event is open to performers of all ages, with cash prizes of $100 for the best adult and child soloists, kids group, and family or adult group. In addition to the prize money, Jarvis says the event is a way for untested performers to scratch their theatrical itch in a supportive environment. That was the case for Joe Ringrose, who’s appeared in five Big Lip Syncs to date. His first year, he and a friend presented

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Community ship with Selkirk College at the Nelson Silver King Campus, 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays February 15, 22 and March 1 and 8. The pre-registration fee is $40 plus HST. Additional family member’s fee is $30 plus HST. As the number of participants is limited please pre-register at Selkirk College, 250-352-6601.


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Afghan Eyes focus on Mir Centre and Touchstones Nelson SUBMITTED

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The crew from Nelson Remax/RHC Realty are teaming up with Save-On Foods this weekend for a community food drive. Starting this Friday the local realtors will be set up outside the grocery store in the ChahkoMika Mall where they will be accepting donations. Save-On will prepare and provide food items for purchase or people can select their own non-perishable food items to contribute. All food donations will be shared between the Nelson Food Cupboard and the local Salvation Army. The drive will run until Monday. On Tuesday the Remax/RHC team met with Save-On managers to discuss the upcoming event.

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace in Castlegar, in partnership with Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History, is sharing the exhibition Kandahar Through Afghan Eyes 2010, an alternate perspective about the realities of life in the province of Kandahar. The Kandahar Through Afghan Eyes 2010 exhibit is a series of 30 photographs accompanied by a poem or narrative created by 15 male and female students selected from schools throughout Kandahar City in Afghanistan. These students were trained for six weeks on the principles of photography, journalism and

Pashto literature. “This exhibit portrays the challenges and opportunities of the next generation,” explains Mir Centre for Peace chair Randy Janzen. “These students visited different parts of the province and photographed the daily lives of Kandaharis. It allows us to get a glimpse of scenes and situations that have rarely been viewed by those living outside the province.” Ten of the original 30 panels of the exhibit are coming to the West Kootenay. Seven will be on display at the Mir Centre for Peace in Castlegar and three will be at Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History until February 18.

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ntreated hearing loss has serious social and potential emotional consequences for those seniors living active lives. 1/3 of all folks in the age group over 65 will have a hearing loss that can have an impact on the ability to communicate effectively with loved ones and friends. However, even though hearing loss and communication issues are common in this group, proportionately fewer people regularly wear hearing aids. As our population continues to age, treating this condition will become more and more important.

important areas of their lives. These areas include relationships at home with family members and friends and a greater sense of independence as well as a greater and more active social life. In addition, the families of hearing aid wearers also benefit from the treatment process, as communication improves through improved hearing.

Barriers to Hearing Aid Use Brad Meulenbeld, MSc, Aud (C), F-AAA Senior Audiologist

According to a major study by The National Council on Aging (NCOA), untreated hearing loss in seniors is far from a harmless condition. The study was conducted on 2,300 adults 806 VERNON STREET, NELSON, BC age 50 and older who had a measured TEL: 1-877-426-0079 and significant hearing loss. The study separated those who wore hearing aids from those who did not. The study revealed that those with untreated hearing loss were more likely to report frustration, anxiety, and depression and were more socially withdrawn and less likely to participate in social activities as compared to regular hearing aid wearers. The survey further found that as compared to regular hearing users, significantly more of the participants with untreated hearing loss reported feelings of depression and sadness that lasted more than two weeks during the year previous to the study. A further issue was the level of social isolation experienced within this group. Level of social activity was examined between wearers and non-wearers and the study found that non- wearers were considerably less likely to participate in social activities. These results combined reveal important negative consequences to living with an untreated hearing loss.

Benefits of Treatment Overwhelmingly, hearing aid wearers report significant improvements in many

Why do so many people who have significant hearing loss not wear hearing aids? Interestingly, most people consider their hearing not bad enough to warrant the use of hearing aids or they feel that they can get along without one. Others feel that wearing hearing aids would make them feel old or they would be too embarrassed to wear one. Finally, although hearing aids can be expensive, cost is not typically cited as a barrier to getting hearing aids.

Advances in Hearing Aid technology eliminates obstacles With recent advancements in hearing aid technology and style, hearing aids are being fit more successfully than ever, regardless of the individual’s age or level of social activity. Further, satisfaction rates among hearing aid wearers have also increased dramatically with the advent of ‘Open fit’ virtually invisible hearing aids. With even more recent advances in digital technology, clarity of speech and reduction of background noise is being significantly improved and restoring a higher quality of life to millions. Please feel free to call us for an appointment at 1-877-4260079 or visit us at the Nelson Medical Associates Clinic on Vernon Street. Our goal is quality hearing… for life! Brad Meulenbeld, MSc, R.Aud, F-AAA Senior Audiologist Dynamic Hearing Solutions


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Leafs Drop Pair to Neil Murdoch Powerhouse

Rebels show might ANDREA KLASSEN Nelson Star Reporter

While the Nelson Junior Leafs’ Friday night tussle with the Castlegar Rebels may stick in the memory, it likely won’t be for the right reasons. What was already a game of high tensions and more than a little aggression turned downright bizarre in the final minutes of the third period, when Leaf Evan Moir scored the team’s third goal of the evening on an empty Castlegar net. Empty not because the team had pulled its goalie, but because Rebel netminder Alex Ross was on the wrong end of a Leafs dogpile. “I looked at the ref before I even shot the puck, and I’m like, ‘how hasn’t he blown the whistle?’” a bemused Moir told the Star following the game. “The goalie’s behind the net without his helmet, just swarmed. I shot the puck anyway. It’s probably the greasiest goal I’ve ever scored in my life.” By the time play resumed a smattering of Castlegar fans were climbing the glass at the Nelson and District Community Complex and screaming from the stands, while a water bottle went sailing from the Rebel bench. That one strange goal aside, it was a weekend to celebrate for the Rebels. The Murdoch Division champs won both games of the home-and-home series, going 4-3 Friday and 5-3 Saturday. For only the second time in the team’s history, Castlegar now has 40 regular sea-

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Leafs forward Colton Schell tangles with a Rebel during Friday night’s game at the NDCC.

son victories on its record. Friday’s game saw the Rebels come out swinging and the Leafs struggle to return fire. The Rebels put up the first goal of the night, capitalizing on a powerplay 10 minutes in. While Jeff Hodgkinson was able to pick up his first marker since joining the Leafs roster with two minutes to go, 10 seconds later Castlegar took the puck back down the ice and deposited it in the net.

A third goal early in the second period gave the Rebels the edge, and the Leafs struggled through 20 minutes with next to no scoring opportunities. “In the second I don’t think we got any shots on net,” said Moir. “We improved in the third and just ran out of time.” Dalon Stoddart struck back for the Leafs seven minutes into the third, but when captain Taylor O’Neil went into the penalty box

the Rebels scored again. Moir’s goal five minutes later would end the night, in addition to stealing the show. “I was excited that it went in and it counted, but I have to say if I was the goalie I wouldn’t be too happy about it,” said Leafs goalie Marcus Beesley. “When you’ve got a guy on top of you like that you hope the ref ’s going to at least blow the whistle.” Saturday, it was the Rebels who fell behind more than once on home ice, but rallied for the win. Leaf Braeden Hikichi was first on the board, thanks to a powerplay 11 minutes in. Though Castlegar evened up the score with four minutes to go, another powerplay in the final minutes of the first period allowed Marcus Dahl to pull the Leafs ahead again. The second period belonged to Castlegar, however. While Connor Enright picked up the Leafs’ final goal of the night, the Rebels roared back with three of their own, grabbing the lead and refusing to let go. An empty net goal for the Rebels in the last second of the third period finished the weekend. With only one weekend to go before playoffs begin, the Leafs are taking a break from the Murdoch division. They’ll play their last two regular season games against the Eddie Mountain division’s second place Creston Valley Thunder Cats. More Leafs coverage on on Page 27

KIJHL Stats League Standings

As of February 8 Neil Murdoch Division TEAM GP W L Castlegar 47 40 7 Beaver Valley 47 30 13 Nelson 48 24 21 Spokane 49 21 25 Grand Forks 47 7 39

T 0 1 0 1 0

OTL 0 3 3 2 1

P 80 64 51 45 15

Eddie Mountain Division TEAM GP W Fernie 47 40 Creston Valley 48 25 Golden 48 22 Kimberley 47 16 Columbia Val. 48 10

L 5 18 24 27 34

T 0 3 0 2 0

OTL 2 2 2 2 4

P 82 55 46 36 24

Okanagan Division TEAM GP Osoyoos 47 Kelowna 48 Princeton 48 Penticton 48

W 39 24 16 11

L 2 21 26 36

T 2 1 3 0

OTL 4 2 3 1

P 84 51 38 23

Doug Birks Division TEAM GP Revelstoke 48 Kamloops 48 Sicamous 47 N. Okanagan 48

W 38 24 16 18

L 9 22 25 28

T 0 0 1 1

OTL 1 2 4 1

P 77 50 38 38

Latest Scores Friday, February 4 Castlegar 4 Nelson 3 Kamloops 5 Revelstoke 7 North Okanagan 4 Princeton 2 Osoyoos 7 Kelowna 1 Sicamous 2 Beaver Valley 2 Spokane 4 Grand Forks 2 Creston Valley 2 Fernie 8 Golden 9 Columbia Valley 0 Saturday, February 5 Nelson 3 Castlegar 5 Princeton 1 Penticton 0 Revelstoke 2 Kelowna 5 North Okanagan 1 Kamloops 2 Sicamous 3 Spokane 6 Golden 3 Fernie 14 Grand Forks 2 Beaver Valley 9 Kimberley 4 Creston Valley 6 Sunday, February 6 Grand Forks 3 Spokane 9 Osoyoos 4 North Okanagan 3

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

As of February 9 Position GP Forward 47 Forward 42 Forward 33 Forward 43 Defence 40 Forward 30 Defence 48 Defence 46 Forward 44 Forward 39 Forward 14

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

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

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

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NELSON STAR 14/16YOUTH IVORY COAST 5 4 0 1 CANADA 5 3 0 2 NETHERLANDS 5 2 0 3 URUGUAY 5 1 0 4

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JACKSON’S HOLE MENS MASTERS REAL NELSON 15 13 1 1 40 ABACUS 15 12 1 2 37 BIA BORO 15 8 0 7 24 JACKSON’S HOLE 15 8 0 7 24 RED DOG 15 8 0 7 24 SLOCAN 15 6 0 9 18 TED ALLEN’S 15 4 0 11 12 MIX TEAM 15 0 0 15 0 THE BRIDGE LADIES REC CREAMERS 15 14 1 SCORNETS 15 9 1 DIRTY DOZEN 15 7 1 FINLEY’S JIGGERS 15 5 4 RED DOG 15 4 0 4 PLAY 15 2 1

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It was a winning weekend for LVR’s senior basketball teams, with both the male and female Bombers coming out on top at the annual Bomber Classic tournament. The female Bombers pounded the Prince Charles Comets 54-21 and the Fernie Falcons 74-30 in round robin play, before meeting the Falcons a second time for the final. For the female Bombers, the win was an uphill battle. The nine-player team went shorthanded in its Saturday final against the Fernie Falcons, with guards Brittany Wheeler and Jessica Carmichael and forward Samantha Einarson all sitting out with injuries. “I was just happy to get through the game without anyone else getting hurt,” Bomber coach Bruce Fuhr told the media. “When players are seeing that many minutes, fatigue can set in and injuries can result.” The Falcons took an early lead, as the Bombers missed several inside shots, and the score sat 11-10 in favour of the visitors after the first quarter. But when LVR found its groove in the second quarter,

the Bombers pushed ahead thanks to points from Sarah Fuhr, who would rack up 19 points through the final. In the second half Kiandra McLaren got into the act as well, scoring 12 of the 16 points she would pick up in the game. On the boys side of the tournament, the male Bombers posted a 66-54 win over Kimberley’s Selkirk Storm and beat Vernon’s Kalamalka Lakers 73-56, before facing off against the Mount Sentinel Wildcats in the final. The Wildcats are favourites to win the A playdowns for the region, while LVR competes at the AA level. “It doesn’t really count as league, but local competition’s always good,” says coach Blair D’Andrea. “Both teams get along quite well, but they still competed very, very hard.” Despite a strong performance from the Wildcats, the Bombers secured the tournament title 90-55, with Jason D’Andrea picking up 28 points and the tournament’s most valuable player nod. Both teams were back in action Tuesday, traveling to Trail for games against the J.L. Crowe Hawks.

The Council of Canadians (COC) Nelson Chapter & Alex Atamanenko, MP invite you to

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Friday, Feb. 11 Nelson United Church 7:30pm Special Guest Speaker: Peter Julian International Trade Critic, Federal NDP Guest panelists: COC, WK EcoSociety, & IBEW speakers & RDCK VP, MLA & MP How we produce energy, grow food & supply water, to public services, government local contracting & procurement is on the table, with concerns of undue power & influence of European corporations. Inform yourself about this challenge to Canadian sovereignty! Info: 250-352-5274 / 1-800-667-2393 www.Canadians.org/trade/issues/EU or www.alexndp.ca

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Donors to KidSport Nelson got recognized on ice during Friday night’s Leafs game at the Nelson and District Community Complex. KidSport raises funds to help children overcome financial barriers that might prevent them from playing organized sports.

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Nelson Junior Leafs head coach and general manager Chris Shaw can head into the playoffs knowing his job is secure regardless of the outcome. Leafs president Russell Stocks announced Monday afternoon that the team has signed the first-year bench boss to another Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season. “Chris, in his rookie season as a head coach and GM with the Leafs has lived up to, and in some cases surpassed our expectations in many aspects

to a better than .500 record after starting the season with four straight losses. That is no small accomplishment, and Chris should be very proud. “With this behind him, Chris can now focus on preparing for what we expect to be a long playoff run.” The Leafs finish the regular season this weekend with a home-and-home series against the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. With third place in the Murdoch Division secure, the Leafs will take on the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the first round of the playoffs starting next week.

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of his position,” Stocks said. “It was quite an easy decision to have him back next year.” Shaw took over from Simon Wheeldon, who guided the Leafs to unprecedented success in his five seasons as head coach/GM. Inheriting a young team, Shaw has been able to make the Leafs competitive in the strong Neil Murdoch Division. “Chris has demonstrated that he has the ability to grow, adapt and move forward,” Stocks said. “Ultimately he brought this team made up of over 75 per cent rookies

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Home Care/Support AdvoCare is currently looking for casual Care Aides at our Nelson care centre location. SOME PERMANENT LINES AVAILABLE. For minimum requirements and experience please see our website at w w w. a d v o c a r e h e a l t h . c o m under Employment Opportunities. To apply send resumes to: nazli.izmirli@advocarehealth.com

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Merchandise for Sale

Transportation

Financial Services

Misc. for Sale

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member

Male Size Enlargement. FDA Medical Vacuum Pumps. Gain 1-3 permanently. Testosterone, Viagra, Cialis. Free Brochures. Free Pills (619)2947777 code Suburbs www.drjoekaplan.com (discounts available) PREFAB HOMES DISCOUNTED 50%+!! USA Mortgage Disaster Order Cancellations. 1260SF Pre-Engineered Package originally $29,950.00, BLOWOUT $14,975.00!! Other sizes - SACRIFICE prices! HUNDREDS SHIPPED! Spring/Summer delivery. TOLL-FREE 1-800-871-7089 STEEL BUILDINGS PRICED TO CLEAR - Holding 2010 steel prices on many models/sizes. Ask about FREE DELIVERY! CALL FOR QUICK SALE QUOTE and FREE BROCHURE - 1-800668-5111 ext. 170 STEEL BUILDING WINTER SALE... $3.49 to $11/sq.ft. Immediate orders only - FREE shipping, some exclusions/ Up to 90 days to pay. Deposit required. Pioneer Manufacturers since 1980. 1-800-668-5422. See current specials www.pioneersteel.ca

Cars - Sports & Imports

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Shelley Cameron, Estate Administrator at 1-800-661-3661 today, to set up your FREE consultation in Nelson, Donna Michalcheon CA, CIRP,KPMG Inc. Trustee in Bankruptcy, #300-3205-32nd Street, Vernon, BC V1T 9A2

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161

Legal Services ICBC, MVA’S, SLIP & FALL or Any Injury? MARCO D. CEDRONE Making The Difference in Personal Injury Claims! 24hrs.1-866-913-3110 Cascade Law Corporation

Pets & Livestock

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

Livestock Powerful Horned Hereford Bull Sale @ BC Livestock Kamloops for Pine Butte Ranch Sat Feb 19 @ 1pm. Ray Van Steinberg 250-4211221 or BC Livestock 250573-3939

Merchandise for Sale

$100 & Under 4 all season tires on steel rim Good Condition P175-70R13 $90 250-505-5201 Tough Traveler Infant/Toddler Child Carrier Back pack $80, Small Child wooden desk $20, 250-505-5201

Medical Supplies Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991

Misc. for Sale 100% Guaranteed Omaha Steaks - SAVE 64% on the Family Value Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 3 FREE GIFTS & right-to-thedoor delivery in a reusable cooler. ORDER Today. 1-888702-4489 mention code 45069SVD or www.OmahaSteaks.com/family23 #1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse. 6 colors available! 40 year warranty! Free shipping, the first 20 callers! 1-800-4572206. www.crownsteelbuildings.ca A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE - Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866884-7464 CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1866-981-6591 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com Send Flowers to your Valentine! Starting at just $19.99. Go to www.proflowers.com/Cherish to receive an extra 20% off your order or Call 1-888-587-0771.

Classified Ads for items under $300 cost just $3!

Misc. Wanted Private Coin Collector in town Now. Looking to buy old coins, Collections, etc. Please call Chad at 1-250-863-3082

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

Real Estate Acreage for Sale ARIZONA BUILDING LOTS FULL ACRES AND MORE! Guaranteed Owner Financing No credit check. $0 down - 0 interest. Starting @ just $99/mo. Close to Tucson’s Intl. Airport. Hear free recording at 800-631-8164. Code 4001 or visit www.sunsiteslandrush.com Own 20 AcresOnly $129/mo. $13,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (safest city in America!) Low down, no credit checks, owner financing. Free Map/Pictures. 866-2547755 www.sunsetranches.com

‘98 Subaru Impreza. 5 dr, 5 speed, good winter tires. 230,000km. $2950 obo. 250-354-8512 Subaru Legacy 2001 All Wheel Drive with only 105,000 km’s FOR SALE - $9,900. Excellent condition... only highway driven... includes roof racks, winter and summer tires, rubber mats (even for the back), power locks, windows and mirrors. Call 250-352-2449 to see.

Motorcycles

POWERBOATS IN SUMMER, Snowmobiles in Winter, ATV’s in between! GPRC Fairview Campus, Alberta. Learn to repair small engines, recreational vehicles. First step to Apprenticeship. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview THE ONE - THE ONLY - The only one in Canada! Only authorized Harley Davidson Technician Program at GPRC Fairview Campus, Alberta. September 2011 intake. Oncampus residences. 1-888-999-7882 www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview TWO WHEELIN’ EXCITEMENT! Motorcycle Mechanic Program. GPRC Fairview Campus, Alberta. Hands-on training for street, off-road, dual sport bikes. Write 1st year apprenticeship exam. 1-888-999-7882 www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview

Scrap Car Removal 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

Escorts

CHAT with Charley’s girls and guys on our new 900 lines. 1-900-528-1051, 1-900-5481051, 1-900-783-1051.

Mobile Homes & Parks 2011 CANADIAN Dream Home 3 bed/2 bath, 1512 sqft, CSA-Z240 $109,950 includes delivery and set up in lower BC, 877-976-3737 or 509-4819830 http://www.hbmodular.co m/images/email_jan2.jpg 6 MILE, Nelson. Upgraded mobile in quiet park, no dogs. $25,900.Owner financing avail with small down payment. Pad rent $365. Call Liam at 250777-1040 or 250-428-1638.

Rentals 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

Commercial/ Industrial 4800 sq ft. Commercial space with parking, above bowling alley. Ph 250-551-5035 Beautiful downtown professional /office building for lease, 601 Kootenay St. 825-9932

Homes for Rent NELSON, dwntwn. Lakeview, garden, yard, 2bdrm, 1 bath, basement, storage. 352-5810 Winlaw area, newer cottage. Quiet valley views, suits 2 people. $775. 250-226-0034. www.merryproperties.com

The Sky is the Limit Buy It, Sell It, or Trade It! For Classifieds That Work! Call:

352-1890


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% of students say that Selkirk College was their first choice.*

³

Selkirk College was the right choice for me! Their multi-million dollar facility along with invaluable instructor experience made it the perfect learning environment. Not to mention that it’s recognized as one of the best aviation schools in all of Canada!

´

Dalraj Bassi - 2009 Alumnus of the Aviation Professional Pilot program and Air Canada Jazz Commercial Pilot

In his second year of the program, Dalraj was chosen as one of five pilots across Canada to receive the Canadian Association of Aviation Colleges Air Canada Jazz Award. This provided him with an opportunity to participate in the Air Canada Jazz selection process. Today, you can find Dalraj in Calgary flying Dash 8 routes for Air Canada Jazz throughout western Canada— including Castlegar.

Apply now for September entry. Visit

selkirk.ca/s/learnmore or call 1.888.953.1133.

*Selkirk College, Institutional Research, 2010 Student Engagement Survey


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Whitewater Ski Team Shares the Glory

Bob Hall photo

The Whitewater Ski Team has divided up the booty derived from its Glory Chair raffle held last year. Team president Paul Osak (middle) gave cheques for $551 to both Kirk Jensen (left) of the Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaries Society, which provides free avalanche training for youth and Lauren Steeg (right), the coordinator of the Nelson Food Cupboard. 2007 TOYOTA COROLLA SPORT

Sponsored by: Save On Foods Heritage Credit Union Nelson Ford Annie’s Boutique Black Press

2004 TOYOTA LEXUS RX

103.5 The Bridge/MTFM HTR Designs Ric’s Lounge and Grill Home Goods Furniture Nelson and District Credit Union Trail Home Hardware

2008 MAZDA CX

SOLD #828690

manual, man ma nuall 4 door sedan, 44,259 km nual

ONLY

QUALITY PRE-OWNED VEHICLES 2006 TOYOTA TOY TO OYO YOT OTA TA TAC TACOMA TA AC SR5 QUAD CAB

#278675

automatic, 4x4, 100,075 km

automatic, quad cab, 100,075 km

227,776 7 776

#504364

#202573

25 700 25,700

$

7,640

2005 DODGE CARAVAN

21,900

2000 CHRYSLER CIRRUS

#176986

automatic, aut au tomat tom to mati ti 5 door SUV, 43,520 km

ONLY

$

25,873 ,

2005 TOYOTA COROLLA CE

#899020

manual, manu ma nuaal nu al 4 door sedan, 93,301 km

ONLY

10,770

$

2007 TOYOTA YARIS

#010261

automatic, aut tomatticc 4 door sedan, 118,672 km

ONLY

$

4,860

2003 SUBARU OUTBACK

manual, manu all 4 door sedan, 125,555 km

ONLY

$

8,990

2006 TOYOTA YARIS RS

SOLD

#475234

2004 TOYOTA SEQUOIA automatic,5 door, 166,280 km

ONLY $17,800

$

#139717

ONLY

2008 TOYOTA TACOMA

ONLY

ONLY

UNDER $ 10,000

automatic, aut to wagon, 154,569 km automatic, 2 door extended cab, 53,511 km

aautomatic, aut au uto toma tom ma SUV, 100,777 km

SOLD

2008 TOYOTA TUNDRA

ONLY

13,867

2003 SUZUKI AERIO AWD

ONLY $23,800

$

$

#008377

#299499

#209372

automatic, t 4 door, 123,506 km

ONLY

$

7,742

#603912 #021572 automatic, t tii 5 door station wagon, 218,512 km m ma manual, manu nual al,l 3 d door hatchback, 84,579 km $ $

ONLY

7,760

ONLY

9,990


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