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This photo was taken at the first Anti-Jumbo rally in Nelson in March 2004. Approximately 700 people attended.

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After 20 years of negotiation, debate and rallies held all over BC, the Liberal Government has officially approved Jumbo Glacier Resort. This is the final step of the development process, meaning that Glacier Resort Ltd. is now able to move forward with the project. The Jumbo Glacier Resort will be a year round resort built amid glaciers in the Purcell Mountain Range. The resort will cover 110 hectares of land with runs, lifts and condos that will sleep 5500 people. The cost of the project will be $450 million and will take 20 years to build. See the official government press release on Page 9. West Kootenay EcoSociety and the West Kootenay Coalition for Jumbo Wild are holding a peaceful gathering at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday March 25 at Nelson City Hall. There will be speakers, music and information. For more information visit

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Police respond to several service calls this past weekend The Nelson Police Department had 51 calls for service between Friday March 16 and the morning of Monday March 20. The weekend was very busy due to the St. Patrick’s day celebrations, however, above noise complaints and disturbances there were no major events related specifically to the revellers. Events of note were as follows: On the evening of March 17 the Nelson Police Department responded to a 911 call from staff at the Hume Liquor Store. Staff had confronted a male and female consuming alcohol in the laneway next to the store. The male allegedly displayed a knife and threatened staff. Members were on scene within one minute and were able to arrest the male a block away. The male was in possession of a knife contrary to court restric-

tions and has been remanded in custody. Charges of threatening and possession of a weapon along with the breach of his conditions have been put forth. In the early morning of March 18 the Nelson Police Department responded to a 911 call for a domestic in progress in the Hospital area. A female was located screaming for help in the front yard and a male was arrested inside the home. Charges are pending against a 38-year old-Nelson man for assault. On the afternoon of March 19, the Nelson Police Department was called regarding an effigy which was hanging from a rope from the upper section of a building in the 500 block of Baker Street. The effigy had a sign “Stop Harper”. Several members of the public initially thought that someone was in peril and

911 calls were placed. No person took responsibility for the event and the effigy was hung from a publicly accessible point hampering identification of the offender. The Nelson Police Department would like to point out the inappropriateness of the violent nature of this particular “protest”, ie a realistic depiction that had members of the public thinking someone had committed suicide or was the subject of foul play. Over the weekend, there were three reports of new graffiti on commercial buidings in the downtown area. Any information regarding who is responsible can be forwarded to the Nelson Police Department or Crime Stoppers. Submitted by Acting Sergeant David Laing The Nelson Police Department

At around 10 a.m. on Wednesday March 21, 2012, the Nelson Rural area RCMP were notified of the avalanche that involved a group of commercially guided heli-skiers, skiing in the Bonnington Mountain range near Blewett, BC. The Heli-ski operator had several other guides tending to other groups on nearby slopes who witnessed the slide and who immediately responded, rescued and removed the group of four skiers and one guide. Upon notification the RCMP had immediately activated Nelson SAR, however SAR personnel were not involved in the rescue as it had unfolded as they pre-

pared to attend. The RCMP has confirmed the identity of the two individuals who were buried and killed in Wednesday’s avalanche: Katie Aring, a 32-year-old woman from Salt Lake City, UT. U.S.A. and Ryan Keene, a 31-year-old man from London, England. The investigation to date has revealed that the group of skiers had just completed a run and were preparing to be retrieved by the helicopter at a landing area with ski gear removed. The skiers observed a slide trigger from a ridge top above them as the guide instructed all to run, how-

ever they were unable to evade its path. As a result, one of the five was not buried and called for help via radio to report the incident. The one individual who was not buried was then joined by the other guides and skiers who had witnessed the slide and assisted within minutes to help with the rescue and recovery. All were flown off of the mountain to rendez-vous with BC Ambulances Services. The Nelson Rural RCMP is continuing to assist with the investigation and is providing support to the affected families. Submitted by Cpl Dan Moskaluk BC RCMP Communications Services

Nelson and Creston MLA, Michelle Mungall, spoke in the Legislature Wednesday, March 14, about the gaping hole that the loss of these seven jobs will leave in the Kootenays. Decades long experience and knowledge in wildlife protection and remediation of BC Hydro dams’ effects on fish and wildlife in the region will be lost. “So many species, including the endangered northern leopard frog found in the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, have benefitted from this program

over the years. After cutting the program, the Government has no plan in place on how to continue work that is legally mandated through the licenses BC Hydro holds,” says Mungall. Twice last Fall, Mungall asked the Minister responsible for BC Hydro to immediately rescind cuts to the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP. She noted that FWCP biologists provide substantial benefit, not only to the restoration and conservation of species habitat, but also to research, educa-

tion and communication in the region. Cutting the FWCP was done without public consultations, nor has the BC Hydro developed a plan on how the work will continue past March 31, nor are they now conducting community engagement with the public as implied by Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett in a statement he made in the Legislature. Visit to view the original letter and video transcript from her in-person request of the Minister.

RCMP confirm fatal heli skiing avalanche south of Nelson

MLA grieves loss of Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program

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(L to R): Sonje Boyd, Kluane Thompson-Peabody, Roger Pratt (coach), Keiran Marchand, Denise Uhrynuk (coach), Jack McKimm, Quinn Barron and Ira McKimm

Nordic skiers compete with style On Sunday, March 11, six young Nelson cross-country skiers raced against the best nordic skiers in BC at the Midget Championships at Telemark, in West Kelowna. Following a time trial and two heats, 12-year-old Quinn Barron took silver in the finals of the 400-metre freestyle (skate technique) sprints, beaten to the finish line by

Travis Pete of Bulkley Valley only in the home stretch. Nelson Nordic skiers Keiran Marchand, Jack McKimm, Ira McKimm, Sonje Boyd and Kluane Thompson-Peabody also represented the club well, boasting good times and strong style as they crossed the finish line. Jack McKimm and Keiran Marchand came in

11th and 15th respectively, while Ira McKimm finished 15th, Sonje Boyd 23rd and Kluane Thompson-Peabody 22nd. Over 200 young athletes attended the championships, which are essentially the provincials for athletes born between 1999 and 2002. Teams come from all over the Lower Mainland, the Central Interior, the Island, the Okanagan, the Kootenays, and even the Methow Valley in Washington. Athletes compete only against others born in the same year, and there is an emphasis on participation, fun, and good technique. Nelson athletes and coaches alike marveled at the size of many of the other teams, some of whom have professional coaches and train up to 7 days a week. In the team standings, Hollyburn (Vancouver) took the top spot for the eighth consecutive year, while teams like Larch Hills (Salmon Arm),

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Strathcona (Mt Washington), Whistler and Telemark also showed themselves to be very strong. The nordic trails at Apex and Busk remain open with fair, spring snow conditions.


Ira McKimm competes in the 2000 Boys’ Midget Championship 2 km classic race

Nelson Outdoor Skate Park receives $400,000 from grant Four major recreation projects in the West Kootenays will receive over $1 million from the Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development’s Community Recreation Program. The following communities and projects will benefit: ·The Nelson Outdoor Skate Park will receive $400,000 to build an inclusive, safe, barrier-free, outdoor skate facility. ·The Creston Recreation Trails and Equipment Project will receive $400,000 to expand the recreation trail network in the Creston area.

·Kaslo’s Sustainable Complex Project will receive $188,666 to renew the Kaslo and District Arena and Curling Complex. ·The Salmo Valley Community Centre Health Fitness Expansion Project will receive $80,000 to expand its facilities for fitness and recreation programming. $30 million will go to 98 projects throughout the province to help build healthier communities and provide important amenities to support B.C. families. The Province is funding up to 80 per cent of eligible costs for projects that

enhance recreation infrastructure in communities across the province. The total value of approved projects is more than $70 million, which will create an estimated 458 direct

jobs and 251 indirect jobs. For more information on the Community Recreation program, go to:http://www. recreation_program.htm

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Huge majority of Co-op member vote in favor of the move

Submitted by the Kootenay Co-op Country Store Kootenay Co-op mem“I am thrilled with the bers at the Special General impressive member turnout Meeting last night expressed and the strong show of conan overwhelming show of fidence for the Board and support and confidence for management” said General the purchase of the Co-op’s Manager Deirdrie Lang. “It future home: 708 Vernon is gratifying to see how supStreet. portive our owners are durThe conclusion of ing this big decision-making the meeting was that the process and I congratulate Cooperative were to invest the whole community as we over 75% of its financial move into this exciting phase reserves for the sole purpose in the life of the Kootenay of acquiring and develop- Co-op.” ing the property described as For more informa708 Vernon Street, Nelson, tion about the Co-op’s new British Columbia. It passed location: www.kootenay. with an overwhelming coop. There are also regular majority: 119 votes Sudoku in favour updatesDifficulty in their Classic Level -newsletter Easy with 6 votes opposed. and on Facebook.

Is sucralose better than sucrose? dr. science Christine Humphries

It seems that every time I go to the supermarket I am faced with more food products that are advertised as “sugar-free.” A sugarfree diet is now deemed the healthy choice. But are sugar-alternatives safe? Sugar, in its natural form, is a carbohydrate that is metabolized directly into the bloodstream and provides energy to our body. When sugar levels become low our body starts to crave more sugar and this is why many people go to their local corner store to pick up a mid-afternoon chocolate bar. Eating sugar causes weight gain and other

health impacts. Since the early 1990’s, Canada has approved the use of a low-calorie artificial sweetener as an additive in food products. This sweetener is called sucralose (it is perhaps better known under its trade name Splenda). It has also been approved by the FDA and the World Health Organization for use by pregnant woman, lactating women, children and diabetics. The Material Safety and Data Sheet (MSDS) reports no toxicological or ecological effects for sucralose. In advertisements, sucralose is said to “taste like sugar because it is made from sugar.” However sucralose is not a natural product, it is created using a chemical reaction that replaces three hydroxyl groups of sucrose (sugar)

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Dawna McLennan, Pat Henman and Friends, Randy Janzen, Heidi Bell and Mark McGivern

Southern-bred boogie-woogie piano pounder... David Vest

Saturday, March 24, noon at Ellison’s Cafe Opening Ellison’s Unplugged Sessions Saturday March 24th at noon is Dawna McLennan aka Harp Pixie ( who plays the most sculpturally-gorgeous instrument ever invented: the folk harp. Thirty-six strings of divine resonance. Merging poetic lyrics and folksy authenticity, her harp style is rhythm-driven, unique and sets the stage for a voice that has been described as angelic, bell-like and crystalline. Want to visit the faerie realms, anyone? Next up is Pat Henman & Friends (Carol Street on guitar and Danielle Corbin on piano). Pat received her vocal training at the Halifax Conservatory of Music plus private vocal training with Juno award recipient Patricia Dalquist. She has performed leads in musicals, opened for Blue Rodeo, has been featured as principal vocalist on CBC Radio and has delighted audiences across the country, among her many accomplishments. Pat will perform songs from her recent cd Closer as well as others. Closing act is a trio composed of

Sunday, April 1, 6 p.m. at the Royal David Vest has been “rockin’ and shoutin’ the blues since 1957” and he’s coming back to the Royal for another fabulous night of his boogie-woogie piano pounding! Backing Vest will be Marv Walker, Clinton Swanson, and Donna McLennan will play Ellison’s this Saturday Mark Spielman. If you love the blues, Heidi Bell, Mark McGivern and Randy if you love to dance, then don’t miss Janzen. They will perform a mix of folk David Vest. and contemporary music, taking songs Tickets are $15 and are availand adding rich harmonies, a guitar, and able at The Royal, Urban Legends, they also sing a capella. This is a rare the Music Store (Eddy Music) and style that will delight your senses. Visit http://

Mat the Alien will mix and scratch the night away

Kathryn Popham’s The Wizard of Oz Sunday, April 1, 2 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre This ground-breaking presentation features children from your community playing the roles of Dorothy, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow, as well as many Flying Monkeys and Munchkins. With a one-hour rehearsal the children are let in on the secret that will make them look like they’ve been practicing for weeks. Tickets $12.50 available at

Saturday, March 31, 10 p.m. at the Spiritbar Since the age of 14 Mat and plays from some of the has been mixing, scratching industry’s biggest names . and making beats, spanning His scratches can be heard many genres and styles but on tracks by Fort Knox always having one thing in Five, Eprom - Ill Gates , common - heavy beats and Sweatshop Union , And EA bass lines which appeals to Sports NBA Home Court 3. a wide variety of crowd’s. Now also touring with his Mat’s Original music video / DJ set, he is takand Remixes are coming ing the solo DJ act to new fast and furious , they have heights, hitting all of the been featured on many senses with custom remix T.V. shows , DVDs and and video edits . webisodes . The Remixes Opening set by Yan for Nick Thayer, South Zombie. Rakkas(Featured on Diplos First 100 tickets $10, Mad Decent Blog) , and $15 thereafter and are also original music have available at the Hume front received positive feedback desk

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The Kootenay Festival of the Arts comes to Nelson Dance: Wednesday, March 28, 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29, 1:30 p.m. and Friday, March 30, 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Vocal: Tuesday, April 10, Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12, 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Bethel Christian Centre. Speech Arts: Friday, April 13, 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Bethel Christian Centre. Strings: Wednesday, April 11, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Friday, April 13, 9 a.m. at the Evangical Covenant Church. Piano: Tuesday, April 10, starts 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, April 11, 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; and Friday, April 13, 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Nelson United Church. Honours Concert: Saturday, April 14, 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre.

This festival is about young people enthusiastically performing to the best of their ability. It also celebrates the team that makes it happen: the parents, the private teachers, and dedicated festival volunteers. This festival has endured for 82 years. It offers the opprotunity to be heard and helped by the best adjudicators in the performing arts (all professional artists). The adjudicators are carefully chosen to provide positve, useful encouragement and feedback to all entrants. The festival is both non-competitive and competitive. A professional will choose the performers who will be invited to perform at the provinciall level, from there other judges may choose

to invite them to attend the National Music Festival. The Nelson Musical Festival Association, alternating with the Trail Music Festival Association, has sponsored the Kootenay Festival of the Arts since 1930 and it continues to be an exciting learning experience for everyone involved. The Festival closes with an Honour Concert on Saturday, April 14, 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. This concert will give an overall impression of the wonderful talent on display at the Kootenay Festival of the Arts. Admission into the Honours Concert is $5 at the door. For more information visit www. kootenayfestivalofthearts. com.

As belts tighten, art endures KSA Graduate launches art leasing program

Saturday, March 31 and Monday, April 2, 6-9 p.m. at Touchstones Nelson Former Nelsonite Powell River, BC, where she Meghan Hildebrand has con- currently resides. The positinued to build her art career tive reaction to the program since graduating from the convinced Hildebrand to try Kootenay School of the Arts the concept out in Nelson. in 2001, her profile steadily “People don’t have the same rising on the Canadian art kind of money to spend as scene. Demand for her new they did even five years ago, work has hit a peak. This at least the people I know. year, Meghan is exhibiting But they still want art on her first retrospective survey their walls, and that’s what I - ten years of full-time paint- want too,” says Hildebrand. ing has seen many new phas- The program is a lease-toes in Hildebrand’s work. This own model - a leaser can chronology is shown in the sign up for a monthly payexhibit Look At All the Things ment program over one, two We’ve Found, which debuts or three years. Upon signat Kaslo’s Langham Cultural ing the contract, they can Centre, opening March 30, take the piece home. When and will travel to the Yukon the contract ends, the leaser Arts Centre, opening June 7. becomes the owner. The Nelson is not to be left leasing event takes place out. Hildebrand has launched Meghan’s paintings will also an art leasing program in soon be available in Nelson

KSA Graduate, Meghan Hildebrand, launches art leasing program

year round at Bella Flora, a new flower boutique being opened by local entrepreneur Kyla Jakovickas. “I love

Meghan’s work. It’s going to look amazing in the new space!” Watch for an opening splash in May.

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Local painter launches new online art gallery Visit the new online gallery at

Ron Mulvey, a local landscape artist, has launched a new online gallery, showcasing his paintings of Nelson and the surrounding area. The new website features large-scale oil and acrylic paintings, small sketches, the ability to order paintings online, and a blog offering advice for other artists. The website also offers updates on masterworks, as well as includes older works held in private collections. “I began with a simple website a few years ago,” says Mr. Mulvey. “Now, it has expanded to contain most of my major works. My big goal is to make it a complete record of all the nature I’ve painted in the Kootenays.” Ron Mulvey has exhibited at the Heffel Gallery, one of Canada’s most prestigious galleries, and has shown his work through-out BC. Rudy De Reyna, the author of the best selling book How to Draw What You See, once called Mr. Mulvey “an artist Canada would one day be proud of.” Mr. Mulvey lives in Slocan Park.

Truck Farm is one of the films filling the roster of the 2012 Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival coming to Nelson in April

2012 Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival Thursday, April 5, 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, Wednesday, April 18, 7 p.m. at the Royal on Baker and Thursday, April 19, 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre This April, Jon Steinman will be launching the 2012 Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival. The festival will feature six fresh films on food spread out over three evenings at two locations. An oyster-themed evening will ensure some good food is shared too. Headlining the festival will be the sneak peek of the anticipated Deconstructing Dinner television-web series titled Harmful or Hopeful Ham?. This short produc-

tion examines the risks of the industrial production of pork. Truck Farm is another great short to catch. Born in Brooklyn, NY in the Spring of 2009, Ian Cheney set out to plant a vegetable garden in the bed of his grandfather’s 1986 Dodge truck. The festival’s only Canadian feature-length documentary, To Make a Farm, is a humbling and important insight into the challenges faced by the many young

farmers across Canada. Rounding off the festival is a perfect opening to the planting season. Urban Roots follows the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit and speaks to a nation grappling with collapsed industrial towns and the need to forge a different future. More information on the festival can be found on-line at Tickets are available at Otter Books and the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

Travis T. in the Kootenays, Wish You Were Here by Chris Rohrmoser

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Social services needs a makeover

Dear Editor, In British Columbia, ten clients receiving a disability income of ten thousand dollars yearly from The Ministry of Housing and Social Development’s (MHSD) program Person’s With Disabilities (PWD2) inject, on average, one hundred thousand dollars yearly directly back into their local economy. That equals one million dollars over a ten year period. These facts alone should persuade the British Columbia government to seek ways to increase these people’s income to a decent standard of living. Assured Income For Severely Handicapped (AISH), Alberta’s disability program, is an excellent role model for desperately needed changes to British Columbia’s PWD2 program. Dignity was reclaimed for AISH clients when the program initiated changes. The most important change was to move AISH from welfare status to Seniors and

Community Supports. For the first time we were no longer ‘welfare bums’. People saw us in a different light immediately. Previously we were a unique segment of society like no other, always falling between the cracks. It was healing for the mind, heart and soul to know that we were finally recognized as individuals with individual needs. AISH clients in Alberta now recieve $1188.00 monthly while PWD2 clients in BC receive a base amount of $906.00 monthly. PWD2 clients in BC do not have a specific ‘worker’. We are just another mooch coming through the door looking for handouts. I hope that people who read this letter and understand the issues will contact their MLA (, BC’s Premiere (premier@gov. and Prime Minister Harper( with their views. Valerie McKone Nelson

Kudo’s to the Express’ revival

Dear Editor, Thank you for keeping me on your mailing list. I’ve moved back to SW Ontario for family reasons, and while there are issues and marvels enough here to keep the news lively, the Kootenays own a significant part of my heart and soul. The eclectic and inclusive fabric of Nelson is a jewel in Canada’s

crown, and I miss so many faces and places. Way to go, Nelson (Becker), for pulling a pheonix act with The Express, and creating a new venue for communication and entertainment in the process. Kinda got your own little Cornerhouse Cafe atmosphere back! Kathy Ehman Corunna, Ontario

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Fish Heads and Flowers

Flowers to the kind, honest man who found my wallet on Baker Street and took it to a store earlier this month. My sons 5th Birthday money was safe-Thank you!!!! Also, thanks to the business worker for giving me the call to claim it! Signed: Grateful mom

Fishheads to the Bullier. Bullying is no longer tolerated in our society. I suggest if you are going to threaten someone, that you might want to make sure that no one hears you. Signed: Disgusted witness

Flowers to the composer, writer, musicians, crew and other support people of a recent home-grown music production. I’d like to say I was supporting the arts when I bought tickets to the show, but the truth is you were supporting me, making my life richer through the sharing of your talents. Signed: awestruck in the audience

Flowers to Nelson’s amazing bus drivers! The responsibility and the challenge of driving people around on public transportation is not for the faint of heart here in Nelson and area. Flowers to all the bus drivers who help me get around. Where would we all be without you... walking everywhere! Signed: Resting my feet

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Jumbo Glacier Resort approved

Here we present to you two different viewpoints about the approval of the Jumbo Glacier Resort made Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Tell us what you think on page 10 with this week’s survey.

BC Liberal Government approves Jumbo

Submitted by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations After one of the most extensive decision we do look forward to workreview and consultation processes in ing with our members on the opportuBritish Columbia’s history, the Province nities that this decision will present. It has approved the Jumbo Glacier Resort is our objective to help our members Master Development Agreement, grow and develop their businesses in which allows the resort to proceed. both an economically and environmenGlacier Resorts Ltd. received an tally sustainable manner.” Environmental Assessment Certificate Quick Facts: for Jumbo Glacier Resort in 2004, *The minister approved the Master which included 195 commitments to Development Agreement under the mitigate environmental impacts. The Land Act and Ministry of Lands, Parks resort master plan was approved in and Housing Act. 2007. The Minister of Forests, Lands *The Master Development and Natural Resource Operations will Agreement is an agreement between pursue the establishment of a large the project proponent and the Province wildlife management area to protect for development of provincial Crown Grizzly bear habitat. land under the All Seasons Resort The resort could be North America’s Policy. only year-round, glacier-based ski *The Master Development resort. The resort will be in the Purcell Agreement contains all of the terms Mountains, 57 km west of Invermere, and conditions under which the resort on the site of an old sawmill. The com- can be developed, as well as outlining pleted ski resort will feature up to 23 events of default, insurance requirelifts, a 3,000 metre-high gondola and ments, fees to be paid and terms of spectacular world-class views. renewal. Steve Thomson, Minister of *The proponent has requested that Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Jumbo Glacier Resort be designated Operations says; “After more than 20 a resort municipality. The Ministry years of comprehensive and exhaustive of Community, Sport and Cultural reviews, it was time to make a decision. Development will review this applicaI approved Jumbo Glacier Resort’s tion now that the Master Development Master Development Agreement after Agreement has been approved. reviewing all of the relevant docu*The up-to-$900 million in private mentation, and meeting with both First capital investment could create an estiNations and the proponent.” mated 750 permanent, direct jobs upon Rose-Marie Regitnig, presi- completion and provide 3,750 person dent, Columbia Valley Chamber of years of construction employment. Commerce comments; “The Columbia *The Shuswap Indian Band has Valley Chamber of Commerce is a benefits agreement with Glacier pleased that a decision around Jumbo Resorts Ltd. Glacier Resort has finally been made. View the Jumbo Glacier Resort We believe that over 20 years of inde- Master Plan: cision by three different governments resort_development/resort_plans/ was negatively impacting our com- approved/Jumbo.htm munities. While we recognize that not Jumbo Glacier Resort: http://www. all individuals will be pleased with the

Jumbo mistake

“This week’s announcement that the BC Liberal Government will approve the development of the Jumbo Glacier Resort is a slap in the face to the people of Michelle Mungal this region who MLA: Nelson/Creston have opposed it for decades,” says Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall. “I am incredibly disappointed that the Liberals have chosen to ignore decades of widespread opposition to this proposal. From the Ktunaxa Nation to NHL legend Scott Neidermeyer, local businesses and environmental groups, countless people have voiced their support for a Jumbo Wild, not a resort. To finally come down on the wrong side of the region is unacceptable,” says Mungall. The proposed resort located 55km outside of Invermere borders Mungall’s constituency of Nelson-Creston, and will impact local ski operators as well as efforts to protect grizzly bear habitat. “I have heard from countless residents and local small businesses,” notes Mungall. “They have developed an excellent tourism industry that just doesn’t fit with a Jumbo Resort. They know it won’t be good for them and it won’t be good for the grizzly bears.” Additionally, it has become known that the proponent does not have a financial backer for the resort. Without regional support or money, it is questionable as to why the Liberals are now forcing it through. Today’s announcement comes after twenty years of regional opposition to the proposed resort. Adrian Dix and the BCNDP remain opposed to the resort and will continue to represent Kootenay residents’ voice on this issue.

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How do you feel about the Jumbo Glacier Resort being approved? Click here or visit the link below

Opinion&Editorial Commentary

Ramona Faust

RDCK Director, Area E

As a local government representative, the announcement poses many questions. Most significant is about local decision making. Local Government is a direct representative of the people through public process. In this case, the usual land use process was routed away from local government decision making. In August 2009, despite the fact no application was before them from Jumbo, the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) voted to remove its decision making capacity to review land use applications for re-zoning

Jumbo Resort approved: What does it mean? Jumbo. Instead they voted 8 to 7 to give that power to the province to create a Resort Municipality for the Jumbo Glacier Resort Area. This may allow the provincial government to establish a new Mountain Resort Municipality in an area that is not an existing mountain resort and potentially has no residents and no development. The province would appoint the council and direct the development decisions of that council through exemptions from the community charter under Bill 11 - 2007 Community Statutes Amendment Act (Sections 16 & 17). The irony is a Mountain Resort Municipality Designation gives the Resort benefits other nearby towns only dream of. More complicating is that the RDEK is comprised of a number of Directors that are responsible for electoral areas and municipalities distanced from the Jumbo Resort Area. They form a good portion of the voting power on the RDEK board. In this case, the people of the towns and

electoral areas most affected have not had their say through a re-zoning public comment period as would normally be the case. A referendum might have provided the province clarity as to the wishes of the communities close by. Should a Regional District be able to give away its legislated responsibilities to oversee zoning applications and avoid having its citizens involved in decisions that affect them? Are some decisions too big in scope for Regional Districts? Will this set a precedent? If the resort is feasible, given the world economy, how will it affect the local area environmentally and socially? Glaciers are receding. What will be the effect on and from this ski hill regarding climate change and how long will the hill be sustainable? As a 6,000 bed destination resort that hopes to capture skier revenue inside its boundaries, will Jumbo enhance or drain the towns of Radium and Invermere, the five regional ski hills and other BC ski spots? Will

Jumbo skiers do a regional ski junket or spend their time at this giant facility like patrons do at Mexican All Inclusive Resorts. There will be lots of ongoing service industry jobs. Will it require foreign workers to fill them as we see in the existing resorts or will regional young people have a new place to work....or both? What about health and emergency care resources? There will be economic stimulation for road builders, development companies, real estate and planning firms for the development phase and hopefully local and regional firms will get some of the work. If not, local hotels could benefit from out of town workers during the building phase unless a trailer town springs up at the site. Jumbo raises many questions, challenges, opportunities and thought provoking discussions for local governments about the merits of strengthening our existing communities, economy and businesses or to building a new BC for others to enjoy.

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Last week’s survey responses

What is a person worth?

THE free market; the law of offer and demand. COMPETENCY. If they can show they can do the job, give them what they are worth. There are generalized tables for many occupations. That is what the teachers are asking fall in line with the rest of the country. DEEDS. EDUCATION should definitely play a role in determining salary. As a rule, Someone with a phD should make more than someone with a masters degree, who should make more than someone with a bachelors degree, etc. But that’s just a start. Experience and how proficient they are at their job is even also extremely important. There are many pieces to this puzzle. I think society should suspend judgement and get to know a “person’s value” by getting to know them. Too many wrongs are committed when people judge another person’s value. SKILL and education THERE should be a manadatory minimum that everyone in society gets and a maximum as well. IT’S not what a person is worth or what a person is entitled to. It’s about providing a service at the price someone else will pay for. WORK ethic, dependability, honesty and trust. Give trust = receiving trust. Each person’s worth is unmeasurable in $ & cents, Worth can only be a subjective calculation, my kids are ‘worth’ ? . . . . ahhh . . . . priceless.

NO. How can things be kept fair??? Without bargaining, employers can do what they want which is make as much profit as possible. That is why they go to different countries and pay low wages instead of promoting Canada. SOCIETY has critical needs (e.g. shelter, food, warmth), followed by more social needs (e.g. security, governance) and lastly individual needs (e.g. love, belonging, recognition, legacy). Oddly under the current system - people fulfilling the baser needs are judged less and the more who fulfill the higher needs are paid more. This is likely due to the increasing difficulty and complexity of the skill requirements to achieve those needs. I would argue this must correct as this majority has laid out this hierarchy over time. SOCIETY should mind their own business

THERE are communities in Mexico (pueblos in the Sierra Norte mountains) in which every member of the community rotates thru all of the jobs that support the functioning of the town. You could be on road maintenance or care for the church or be the mayor. The rotation is one or two years. In these pueblos everyone values each other without a hierarchy. Society should judge worth based only on the fact that we are all humans and we each have a story and we all carry joy and grief. QUESTION of how the media tells me what I want and goes about inflating the price for me to get it!!! Do we really need half of what is out there? I am worth more than what anyone can pay me...the question should be who in society dictates what we need in order to be accepted and acceptable.

Do you feel that you make enough to live comfortably


I don’t think society benefits by making judgements on a persons ‘worth’. The danger in putting a ‘label’ on worth is that it becomes a subjective idea based on whose values? Would society become narrow in its demography; elders, the sick and disabled discarded. The world suffers enough already with skewed notions of worth. One only has to tune into the marketing & advertising world! AN unrealistic question as the society pays what the employer can afford - not what a person is worth. I believe there should be a high minimum wage - like $22/ hour. Not only would we all be better off, but we’d stimulate the economy because we’d have more collective spending power. I’M halfway through my degree, and I’m just becoming educated enough to admit that I don’t know the answer to this.

What do you feel is a fair wage to live comfortably

50% - Over $20/hour

36% - $15$20/hour 14% - $10$15/hour

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Live music

Fri. Mar. 23

We Got Wood! A Selkirk Woodworking Program Fundraiser. The Royal. Admission is by donation. Doors open 8 p.m. On the bill this fine evening... Monsters, Thus Far, Dealer, Forrest Tate, De-Audio, and more yet to be announced. Masta Ace w/ Marco Polo & Stricklin @ Spiritbar. 10 p.m. One of the most imaginative, narrative and prolific lyricists ever to emerge from the mean streets of Brooklyn USA, Tickets $10 available at the Hume front desk. All Request DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill.

Sat. Mar. 24

Selkirk Nursing Program Guatemalan Fundraiser. The Royal. Admission by donation. 8:30 p.m. Join us for an evening of music of all varieties as we raise money for the Selkirk Nursing Program. On deck for this night we’ve got Sweet P, Cedar Orourke, hip hop act, Lokal Motif, and indie band, Five Quarter Krush. A Skillz with Stickybuds @ Spiritbar. 10 p.m. Tickets $10 available at the Hume front desk.

Mon. Mar. 26

Sarah & Rich at the Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Once (2012 Juno Nominees) w/ Kenny Konrad & Friends. The Royal. 8:30 p.m. Newfoundland music. Their sounds do not come from the noisy pubs and dockside taverns that fuel so much of the Island’s energy. Instead, their music comes from a quieter and more thoughtful place. Tickets are $10 and are available at The Royal and www.

Tues. Mar. 27

Knoot & Friends. The Royal. No Cover. 9 p.m. Cliff Maddix and friends 6 p.m. The Library Lounge.

Wed. Mar. 28

Variety Shows w/ Estevan and Tracy Lynn. The Royal. 8:30 p.m. Come to listen, come to play! The stage is open. Paul Landsberg at the Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Thurs. Mar. 29

Kiyo Elkuf and friends at the Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Flying Fox & The Hunter Gatherers w/ Octoberman. Sun. Mar. 25 AFKO Presents: French Extra! The Royal. $7 at the door. The Royal, 330 Baker Street. 8:30 p.m. Winnipeg’s original Admission by donation. Doors purveyors of ‘operatic indie open 3:30 p.m. Live Art, Food jazz’, unique blend of musiand Dance presented by AFKO. cal theater, jazz and folk, old school crooning, original rock Everyone welcome! operas, gritty gypsy jazz and a Niko at the Hume Library killer brass section. Toronto’s Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Octoberman will be opening Karaoke. Finley’s Irish Bar the night with their charming and Grill. 9 p.m. indie folk.

Fri. Mar. 30

Kootenay Music Awards. The Royal. 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for KCR members, $15 for nonmembers pre 11 p.m. / Free post 11 p.m. A celebration of all the talent that builds the community, the whole community and how much music means to so many. The awards take place from 8 until 11 p.m. with performances by Clinton Swanson, Stellar Radio Choir, Skidney & Sleazle, VS and Rhoneil. Following the awards there will be a free after party featuring Savage Blade. Delta Heavy (London, UK|Ram Records) w/ Raveformz @ Spiritbar. 10 p.m. Tickets $15 available at the Hume front desk. All Request DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill.

has been “rockin’ and shoutin’ the blues since 1957” and he’s coming back to the Royal for another fabulous night of his boogie-woogie piano pounding! Backing Vest will be Marv Walker, Clinton Swanson, and Mark Spielman. Niko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Karaoke. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill. 9 p.m.

Mon. April 2

Sarah & Rich at the Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Sat. Mar. 31

Mat The Alien @ Spiritbar. 10 p.m. DJ with heavy beats and bass lines which appeals to a wide variety of crowds. Tickets $10. Scientists of Sound w/ Animal Nation. The Royal. Tickets are $10 for the first 40 who enter, $15 after. 9 p.m. SOS is a LIVE looping madness duo - all sounds are performed, recorded, and manipulated LIVE and they’re bringing their musical madness back to the Royal for another night of dancefloor insanity!

Sun. April 1

David Vest, the Alabama Piano Sensation! The Royal. Tickets $15 available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and 6 p.m. David Vest

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special events

p.m. at the Royal. Everyone music is in the Kootenays! http:// welcome. For more information Sullivan Caravan of contact AFKO: 250-352-3516 rized/best-roots-and-blues/ Stars. 8 p.m. at the Capitol Wed. Mar. 28 District Parent Advisory Theatre. Tickets $39.75 availCouncil meeting, 6 p.m., Nelson able at tickets@capitoltheatre. Renewable Energy Seminar, 7 Board office 570 Johnstone Rd. p.m., at Seed Studio above Reo’s, Everyone welcome. $5. For info: kr@cascadiagbc. Sat. Mar. 24 Gravity Therapy Third Annual org or 250-354-3116. Dawna McLennan (Harp Open House at the Nelson Thurs. Mar. 29 Pixie), Pat Henman & Friends, Medical Clinic. Find out more: Randy Janzen, Heidi Bell & The Kootenay Music Awards http://gravitytherapy.inthekoots. Mark McGivern @ Ellison’s 12- are March 30 at the Royal. All com/?p=301 money from the door goes to 3. Fri. Mar. 30 KCR. You can vote online or Sun. Mar. 25 Once upon a Leprechaun. at the station. All the categories French Extra: Live Art, are really tough to pick a winner 4 p.m. Covenant Church , 702 French Cuisine and Dance. 3:30 in, its amazing how much good Stanley St., Nelson, BC.

West Kootenay Gun and Antique Show, sponsored by Nelson District Rod and Gun Club. 801 Railway Street, Nelson 9 am to 5 p.m.; -Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ) Admission $5 - concession on site. Table rentals - Gerry 250-357-9309. Information - Richard 250-3525609

Toastmasters: Improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. www. toastmasters.or. Nelson Women’s Centre. Dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916. Acupuncture for Addictions. Free drop-in clinic. 9:30a.m. Located at 333 Victoria St., 2nd Floor. 250505-7248. Fridays Gender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362. Saturdays Meat Draws at Nelson Legion. 3:30p.m., in beverage room with Karaoke after. 250-352-7727. The Nelson Scrabble Club meets at 1p.m. For further information, please call 250-352-6936. Sundays St. John’s Lutheran Church Service. Everyone welcome to

Pool Table Nights, Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group meets at Kiro Wellness Center, Trail,2 pm. Guest: Lesley Anderton. Heritage Harmony Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming anyone! Tim 250-825-9694 or John 250-3526892 Tuesdays Nelson’s Parkinson Support Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 1:30 pm at 701 Gordon Road (in Christie Lee Hall). Contact Bob at 250-2292272. Breast Cancer Support Group. Community First Health Coop, 518 Lake St. Noon on every 4th Tuesday. Alice 250-3526223Nadine 250-359-7777 Belly Dancing with Ashala. at The Youth Centre. 8-12 yrs, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 13-19 yrs, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 608 Lake St. ph. 250352-5656

Fri. Mar. 23

ongoing events

Wednesdays Alzheimers/ Dementia Caregiver support group meetings. 2nd Wednesday Monthly. 7 p.m. Call 250-352-6788 or email Lhoskin@alzheimerbc. org for more info. Nelson Women’s Centre Dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250352-9916. Darts at the Nelson Legion. 7:30p.m. 250-352-7727. Girls’ Night with MargaretAnn at the Youth Centre. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656. Nelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resource Centre. Wednesdays from 12 - 2pm 719 Vernon St. or phone 250-352-6008. Thursdays Skate Lessons at the Youth Centre.

4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250354-3308. Nelson United Church Service. 10 a.m. All are welcome. 602 Silica St. 250-352-2822. Cribbage at the Legion beverage room, 12:45p.m. 250-3527727. Ascension Lutheran Church Service 10:15a.m. 1805 Silverking Rd. All are welcome. 250-3522515. Quaker Meeting 4th Sunday of each month in Winlaw. 11 a.m. Phone 250-226-6701. Everyone welcome. Texas Hold’em Poker at the Nelson Legion. 12p.m. Last Sunday of every month. 250-3527727. Mondays Scottish Country dancing 7 to 9 pm at the Central School Gym, 811 Stanley Street. For more info contact Kathy at 359-7545 or June at 352-1836..

Sat. Mar. 31

Once upon a Leprechaun. 4 p.m. Covenant Church , 702 Stanley St., Nelson, BC Time to stop Harper. Rally and March. Noon, starting at city hall.

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THANK YOU TO the following Nelson community sponsors for supporting Kootenay Project Adventure for the Visually Impaired: CBT, NDCU, Lions Clubs, SD 8, Boomtown Emporium and Gerick Cycle and Sport.

ARMOIRE, BEING USED as media unit, fits 36” flat screen tv plus. Asking $900.00 250-352-7154.

Health & Fitness


BASIC TREADMILL GOOD for walking free. 250-399-4109 KARATE MMA SELF defense. Balfour Community Hall. 7-9 p.m. Mon, Wed, and Fri. $10 drop in fee. Children, seniors and disabled welcome. For registration call Robert 250-777-0512

FORD FOCUS SE ñ One year old, manual, 13000km, sports appearance package, $12,500. $1,500 below blackbook price! 250 551 1844

LOST PEDOMETER ON Marsden Road Sunday, February 19. Sentimental value. Please call Lisa at 250-505-9758.


ALL THE BEST to Nelson Becker for the art venue. Fantastic! Jacinthe Laramee, Nanaimo.

Automotive-Tires/ Parts/Other

Lost & Found

Misc. for Sale

WOOD STOVE: VERMONT 8 LUG CHROME Rims and Castings “Aspen” in black. Barely Cooper STT Tires 35/12.50/20: used. $800 firm 250-229-5204 20x10, Bolt Pattern 8x6.5, 90%- Upickup Balfour. 95% tread, $2200. (250) 359Other 6970 ROLLATOR TRANSPORT Automotive-Trucks/ HUGO Chair/Walker combo in excellent SUVs/Vans condition. Reasonable offers? 25099’ SUBARU FORESTER-AWD. 352-9658 New: alternator, brakes, exhaust, SECURE 20X28 FT storage space suspension, clutch, winter tires. for rent in Nelson. Ideal for RV, boat, 317000km, $2,950 250-505-4941 cars etc. 250-352-0867 pls Rentals

1 BEDROOM WITH den in fairview, ns, washer & dryer, 4pc bath, $1000 per month plus utilities 250-352-8500 BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE APT FOR RENT: 1 bedroom, clawfoot tub, hardwood flooors, sunlight, $900. 250 354 1988 SMALL/PRIVATE SUITE (200SQFEET) sunny Blewitt, 500$--rent,electricity,wi-fi,snow/ garbage removal). Pets-ok. Ideal: students-skiers-seasonal-workers. 354-7808 or mclarivee@gmail. com. Available now! MAY-JUNE-JULY SUBLET. 1 bdrm apt. Downtown Nelson. 775$/mth, all-inclusive. Negotiable. 5 appliances. Quiet. Non-smoking, No pets. Ellissa tel: 250-352-9279 SMALL UPHILL HOUSE. MayOct. 2 bedroom. Furnished, private yard, vegetable gardens, parking,WD. NS,NP. $900+ 250-354-3881

Vacation Rentals

GOING SOUTH? COME to beautiful Nicaragua! 4 star accommodation at 2 star prices, daily, weekly, monthly, NELSON VACATION RENTAL Alegria Guest House. This gorgeous Victorian house features Child Care ROOM IN SHARED home with 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, I AM LOOKING for parents 2 others, spacious, updated uphill a gourmet kitchen with granite interested in watching my child home. $450/month Call John @ counters, flat-screen TV, wifi, priin exchange for watching their 250-352-1204 vacy and immaculate finishing on child(ren). 250-352-1697 2 BDRM DOWNTOWN Nelson. 3 levels. Located 1 block from the W/d, ns, np. $950 plus utilities. waterfront for easy proximity to Education Available April 1st. 250-825-9498, shopping and amenities. Rates DOULA TRAINING: LABOUR/ 250-354-8731. are $1050/ week or $210/ night, BIRTH support person; May 5th SHORT TERM ON Salt Spring. Two including tax. Minimum 2 nights. and 6th, Castlegar, $350, Contact bedroom in Gange. March 19-April 250-551-1078 Marty 250-505-2826 maart@shaw. 1. $300 250ca Volunteering 538-0086 FREE BEAUTIFUL LAKE VIEW house KOOTENAY RESTORATIVE OLD SCHOOL COMPUTER. Dell rental from March 6 - May 6. 2 JUSTICE wants you! Volunteer Optiplex GS110, running Windows bedroom, 2 bath, furnished. $1200, to help youth. Training provided. 98. 352-1794. utilities included. 250-352-3686 Contact via

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In Memory

Edi Marianne Di Bella

Family and friends mourn the sudden passing of Ida “Edi” Marianne Di Bella (nee Pippi), daughter of Mario (Deceased, 1936) Pippi and “Annie” (Deceased, 2000) D’Aquino. She is survived by two sons, R. C. (Tino) Di Bella (Denise, Deceased), Mario Di Bella (Lorraine), five grandchildren, (Jacob, Beth, Cara, Adam & Aimee), one brother, Thomas D’Aquino (Susan), sister-in-law, Alice Pippi (Emilio, Deceased), 2 nieces (Marianne & Lynn), 1 nephew (Mario) and many cousins. Born in Trail, BC, on February 22, 1928 and died in Trail on March 15, 2012. Edi moved to Nelson in her late teens and carried out a successful business career in Nelson, BC, later retiring to Trail to care for her mother and her aunt, Lida Petroni. Prayers will be held at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, 813 Ward Street, Nelson, BC, on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 7:00pm. Funeral mass will take place at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:00am, Father Jim Ratcliffe as Celebrant. Private interment will follow at the Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, family and friends may make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society (1-800667-37420) or the BC Cancer Foundation (1-800-906-2873). Online condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

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