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Friday, June 14, 2013 Vol. 3, No. 21
Inside this issue: Aliens invade! page 3 Pistol packing mama gives up gun, page 7 Orphans
find a home Telephone fraud victimizes page 4 locals, page 8 Sex in our city, page 9
Double header heats up Why is this rink, page 10
woman smiling? page 10
Summer arts opportunities for youth abound, pages 11-12
Who is behind this mask? page 12
Plus: Find what you need in our Classified Ads pages 2-3 Salute to Fathers, editorial pages 14-15 Find out Whatâ€™s Happening, community calendar pages 16-17 Printable Sudoku page 15 and Crossword Puzzle page 18 Did you know? Most of our display ads feature live links to the advertiserâ€™s website. Just click on them!
theClassifieds Announcements BOTTLE DRIVE AT Nelson Leafs
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SINGERS AND MUSICIANS wanted to perform a Requiem on a Glacier - for Jumbo!Musicians led by Ajtony Csaba - Victoria symphony orchestra conductor. Choir rehearsals begin June 4, 6:30-8:30pm United Church. INFO: email@example.com or facebook event: Requiem for a Glacier...
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4 door AWD SUV. Excellent condition, well maintained. 149k. $5200 (250)354-3783 txt4pics 2007 HONDA CR-V EXL AWD 141,000 kms, maintenance records. Like new; loaded, multiple safety features, summer/winters on rims. $16,8000 250-825-4241 1999 TOYOTA SIENNA LE - FWD 7 Passenger-5 Door. One owner. New Winters. Immaculate. 364,000KM $3799.00 OBO 250229-4687
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WINDSURFER with two masts, 3 sails and two booms $150. tel:250229-4665
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2013 Invasive Species week (June 10th –June 16th).
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To celebrate Invasive Species Week, Trafalgar Middle School grade 7 students will be out in full force to control invasive plant species along the Dog Walk Park in Nelson BC The classes will spend an hour each controlling common tansy. Common tansy is fairly prevalent along the Kootenay Lake shorefront. Although From June with 10-13, its 180yellow In button-like addition to the stupretty, Trafalgar Middle School stu- dents’ weed pulling, Rel-ish an extremely aggressive dents, flowers, committed it to is doing Bistro on Baker Street is their part for theand 2013 Invasive an exciting invaplant spreads featuring very quickly, Species week (June 10 –June sive species special menu. taking over tansy nativeThe ecosystems 16) pulling common special menu and runs from along the Dog Walk Park in Monday June, 10 to Sunday, decreasing suitable habitat used by Nelson. Although pretty, with June 16. The species on the native species. pulling andwatercress, its yellow button-like flow-The menu include ers, it isremoval an extremely walleye, andspecies quail. Asisthey ofaggresinvasive plant sive plant and spreads very say, “if you can’t beat ‘em, restoration quickly,being taking completed over native prior let’s eatto ‘em!” ecosystems andarea decreasing by of the with nativeCentral shrubssubmitted and suitable habitat used by native Kootenay Students pull invasive weeds to prepare land for restoration for species.trees to increase nesting Invasivehabitat Plant Committee native bird species. Restoration of the portions of the shoreline is currently occurring an is anticipated to be completed by the FallSeptic. of Spring the 2014. fed water. Out build- 2 BR FURNISHED view home ings. Well treed. Old mobile home Nelson $950/month 250-551-6102 Continued from previous page! needs major work, could be lived UPHILL BASEMENT SUITE, This “Communities Pulling Together” event isbelow supported by the Columbia Basin Trust in. Priced assessed value. LR, Kit, 1BA, deck, backyard, HHRIDE CYMBALS: 20/UFIP $139000.00 Phone for appointment. 3BR, Misc. for Sale share WD parking $900w util. 250and organized and$150; delivered by the$300; Rand 250-505-9158 20/MEINL-SAND 505-3036 WATER DISTILLER unit stain- snares: 13x6 custom maple $175; Kootenay Invasive Plant Recreational NELSON UPHILL - 3bdr house OR less steelCentral , boiling chamber/ con- 12x6 exotic $125. 250-352-1157. 2 bdr + huge studio/workshop ï 1 1/2 denses/ Committee 2 gallon tank with(CKIPC). spigVehicles Notices bath; walk downtown; large yard; N/ ot.$100 250-352-1781
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Fish and wildlife projects selected for funding
As the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) in the Columbia region starts implementing its new delivery model, it has announced project funding for 2013-2014 of more than $5 million. The annual funding is provided to compensate for fish and wildlife affected by the creation of BC Hydro owned and operated generation facilities. The FWCPâ€™s core projects in the Columbia region will include the operation of Meadow Creek and Hill Creek kokanee spawning channels, supporting the white sturgeon recovery initiative in the Columbia River, and adding nutrients to Kootenay Lake and Arrow Lakes Reservoir. For wildlife, the priorities for its core projects include purchasing conservation properties, slashing and thinning
to increase forage for ungulates, ecosystem assessment of potential restoration sites and monitoring of previous restoration activities, supporting western toads at Summit Lake, and large mammal monitoring and species inventory that will help guide future wildlife management decisions. â€œIn addition to our core projects, the board increased the funding for external projects by more than $100,000 over last year,â€? said FWCPColumbia program manager Trevor Oussoren. These external projects seek to help a selection of species-at-risk including the wolverine, grizzly bear, western painted turtle, and the Lewisâ€™ woodpecker as well as a number of other species.. submitted by the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program
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Orphaned grizzly bears to be released in Nakusp area Public meeting: Wednesday June 12, 7 p.m., BC Legion 98-4th Avenue West, Nakusp Two male Grizzly bear they were eight months old be held with the Nakusp cubs named Blair and Terry, after their mother came into community to provide who were orphaned in British conflict with humans and information on the release Columbiaâ€™s Kootenay in the was killed. They were res- of the two grizzly bears. fall of 2012, will be re- cued and raised in captivity The rescue, transport and released in the Nakusp area and are now ready to be release of the Grizzlies is on June 17. The cubs were released. part of a unique cooperaorphaned in October when A public meeting will tive pilot project between
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City of Nelson workers ratify new contract Local CUPE members agree to five percent wage increase over next three years; contract within City Council’s inflationary targets up to 2015. The deal, reached this past Monday evening by reps from CUPE Local 339 and City administration, will last
until December 31, 2015. The last contract expired January 1 of this year. Negotiations on the latest deal started in April. The 80 CUPE workers — 70 of them full time, 10 of them casual — will see a two per cent wage increase beginning mid-year for 2013, 2014
and 2015. That will result in an overall increase of 5.1 per cent over the life of the contract. The City is still negotiating with its IBEW staff, after the last contract expired at the end of 2011. The contract with Nelson Library workers is up
for renegotiation, as are deals for Nelson Fire and Rescue members and Nelson City Police. The Fire Department’s contract expired at the end of 2011. The police contract expired at the end of 2012. submitted by the City of Nelson
Selkirk College works for transfer of fine arts credits Selkirk’s School of the Arts recently hosted the annual BC Council on Admission and Transfers (BCCAT) Visual Arts and Design Articulation Committee Meeting. Committee members from across the province came together to discuss course curriculum and transfer credits for arts pro-
grams that will allow students to put their college credits towards a university degree. As a member of the BCCAT Visual Arts and Design Articulation Committee, Selkirk’s School of the Arts is working with universities to develop curriculum that will match
other institution’s bachelor’s degree requirements. Block transfers are also desirable for students so they can transfer many of their credits to a university. “The possibility of having more Selkirk arts courses in the BC transfer System is really exciting,” said Chair of the School of the
Mayor takes municipal concerns to Ottawa
Nelson Mayor John Dooley has been re-elected to the nation-wide organization’s board, as chair of the building community since 1988 BC Caucus, for a second year at last week’s Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Annual Conference and Tradeshow, held in Vancouver. In his role as chair, Mayor Dooley will represent 181 BC local governments, including villages, cities and regional
districts. The mayor says there are many reasons to fully participate in the FCM, but few as financially vital as the Federal Gas Tax initiative. Between 2008 and 2011, the City of Nelson received $1.6M in funding from the initiative. To learn more visit www.fcm. ca/home/issues/infrastructure/ federal-gas-tax-fund. submitted by the City of Nelson
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Arts, Jason Taylor. “It will provide our students with the ability to transfer their courses to other post-secondary institutions within BC where they can continue with their studies and obtain a bachelor’s degree in a field they’re passionate about.” submitted by Selkirk College
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LVR Alumni hosting a 30 year reunion weekend
Saturday June 29, 7 p.m. at Findlay’s Irish Bar and Grill and Sunday, June 30, 5:30 p.m. at Granite Pointe Golf Course LV Rogers Secondary for the weekend include a The alumni are asking peo- istration information is at School Alumni are hosting a Saturday night evening of ple to spread the word to http://lvrreunion2013.wee30 year reunion for graduates drinks, food, music, and fun. grads they know living out bly.com/ from 1982, 1983, and 1984. Sunday night will feature a of the area. submitted by Festivities that are planned dinner and social evening. More details and regAnnie’s Boutique
New online resource provides help for Kootenay entrepreneurs Building a business is heavy work, and the Business Sherpa aims to ease that journey, with free coaching, targeted resources, and interactive progresstracking tools designed to take Basin manufacturing or technology businesses to
the summit of success. Located online at www.businessherpa.ca, the Business Sherpa is a new, online pool of resources serving innovation, technology-centric and manufacturing entrepreneurs in the Columbia Basin. While
there are many websites designed to help entrepreneurs, locating, navigating and selecting what is useful from what is not, is a monumental task. The Business Sherpa aims to do much of that heavy lifting for users,
and provides additional value with support from real experienced people at the Kootenay Association for Science & Technology (KAST) and the Kootenay Rockies Innovation Council (KRIC). submitted by KAST
Pet Insurance Pets - Purely Natural
By: Dr. Andrew Jones
Veterinary medicine and surgery has advance dramatically in the last 10 years. Specialty care for diseases such as cancer can easily cost the pet owner in excess of $5000. There now advanced diagnostics such as MRI, and referral surgeries such as kidney transplant; once fatal conditions are now treatable, but cost to you the pet owner can run into the thousands. Fortunately, your pet will likely never need any of these advanced treatments. I’m of the opinion, that most people are better off putting money aside into a savings account; in most cases you are financially better off not having pet insurance. As opposed to spending $50 a month on pet insurance, put away $50 a month into a savings account. In 1 year you would have saved $600 for emergency veterinary
care. Pet insurance deductibles vary from $100 to $250 per visit, so for your average veterinary visit, you wouldn’t be claiming insurance. Pet insurance is not always the answer; as with other types of insurance, often when you need it the most you are unable to get it. There are many things to consider such as the monthly cost, the deductible, the exclusions, the surcharges, the payout limits, and penalties for filing more claims. Monthly costs vary from 30 to over 100 dollars per month. All insurance companies have deductibles which typically average $250- meaning you need to spend more than this amount to get any money back. Most companies have exclusions on pre-existing conditions and hereditary conditions; for instance if you insured your German Shepherd puppy who was diagnosed at 9 months with dysplasia you would likely not be covered by the insurance company. Most companies have a payout limit over the life of your pet, with limits per year; a large
surgery will only be partially covered. The monthly premium will often increase as your pet gets older or as you file claims (which of course was your reason for having insurance in the first place). In order to gauge whether or not you need pet insurance, you need to be asking yourself 2 big questions. How much would you be willing to spend if your dog or cat had a serious illness? Would you be able to pay all of those expenses yourself? If you would be willing to spend thousands of dollars in your pet, but you are unable to pay for it all yourself, then you are a candidate for pet insurance. In my veterinary practice I dealt with many pet insurance companies, the one which I felt provided the best value for pet owners was Trupanion. Ultimately what you really want is to be avoid using pet insurance in the first place. This means keeping your dog or cat healthy in preventing more common diseases. Feed your pet a quality canned and dry food,
along with some food you make at home. Only give the minimal number of vaccines as infrequently as possible, and avoid the excessive use of conventional medication. If possible use natural options with minimal side effects. Give your pet regular exercise and attention, including examining your pet weekly at home. It ultimately comes back to you being an involved and empowered pet owner by advocating for your dog or cat’s health- with or without insurance. You should now see why veterinary fees are increasing and more pet owners are looking at pet insurance as an option. There are serious issues with many insurance companies, so before you purchase any pet insurance you need to be aware of the monthly cost, the deductible, the exclusions, the surcharges, the payout limits, and penalties for filing more claims. Lastly you should be able to follow some basic steps to keeping your pet healthy in preventing disease at home, avoiding pet insurance in the first place.
DISCLAIMER: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian. Dr. Andrew Jones resigned from the College of Veterinarians of B.C. effective December 1st 2010, meaning he cannot answer specific questions about your pet’s medical issues or make specific medical recommendations for your pet
Friday, June 14, 2013
Emergency 911 Non Emergency (250) 354-3919 Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477
Pistol packing mama gives up gun The Nelson Police Department would like to thank 91 year-old Malendar Williams for being the first person to turn in an unwanted weapon to NPD during BC Gun Amnesty month that started June 1, 2013 and ends on June 30, 2013. The unwanted weapon that was recovered is a 1916 .32 caliber Iver Johnson revolver. Ms. Williams advised police that she received the gun in 1962 from a family friend with a request to store it in order to keep it away from the familyâ€™s young children.
The family friend found the gun in the rafters of a basement in a home near the CPR yards. The unloaded gun has been neatly wrapped in a cloth towel in Ms. Williams sewing room for over 50 years. The Nelson Police are hoping that this act may encourage other persons to do the same. The amnesty gives people a safe way to dispose of weapons and related equipment and ammunition which they are not legally entitled to own, or which they no longer want. Call 250-354-3919 for more information.
The Nelson Police Department responded to over seventy five calls during the period of June 7-10. On Friday, June 7 at approximately 5 p.m., a local liquor store reported a theft by a known suspect. The male, who had concealed a bottle of liquor, was apprehended soon after. A 28 year old male has been issued a court date to face theft charges. An hour after the theft, the same liquor store reported a fraud. A 19 year old female was apprehended and was issued a court date to face fraud charges. Friday and Saturday night were very busy for calls to service relating to bars and noisy parties. At 12:25 a.m., Saturday, June 8, staff at a bar observed a motor vehicle accident. A vehicle had struck the corner of a building in the 300 block of Ward Street and the driver continued on. A police member was nearby and able to stop the vehicle before it departed the area.
The driver failed a roadside screening test and was issued a 90 day driving prohibition. Police also responded to several disturbances and fights soon after bar closing. Two males were arrested for being intoxicated in a public place. This year is continuing to be extremely busy in relation to bear related calls. On Sunday, June 9, a bear was observed in the area around the south side of the Nelson Bridge. This bear was described as young and unhealthy looking and had been spotted on numerous occasions. On Monday, June 10, a bear was observed at Rosemont School however was not located by police. On Tuesday June 4, a 38 year old resident of the Balfour area Paul Lâ€™Heureux, pled guilty to Break & Enter and Possession of Stolen property in relation to a B&E reported the last week of May in Nelson. NPD patrol units, GIS and the RCMP identifi-
Constable Sarah Hannah receives the revolver from Malendar Williams and Federick Williams
Police news: thefts and alcohol and bears, oh my!
This bear was reported by a number of people near the Nelson bridge on Saturday
cation section worked together to identify, locate and arrest the suspect. The man was first arrested May 29 after attempting to pawn several of the stolen items at a local pawn shop. The use of forensic evidence and a lengthy interview with the suspect yielded the remaining stolen property and linked him to the original B&E. He remained in custody in Nelson until his court appearance June 4 and will now will serve his time at a regional correction center in BC. A suspect for the recent rash of theft from, and
attempted theft of automobiles in Nelson has been identified. Again, working with the RCMP identification section, forensic evidence has linked a 34 year old Calgary man to at least one of the offences. A warrant for his arrest is being sought in one of these cases. The investigation is ongoing and it is believed he has fled the area. If anyone has information that would assist the Nelson Police please call 250354-3919 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. submitted by the Nelson Police Department
Friday, June 14, 2013
Emergency 911 Non Emergency (250) 354-3919 Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477
Local people cheated out of $4000 in telephone fraud scam Nelson RCMP are warning the public about a telephone fraud scam that has victimized at least two elderly local residents over the past two weeks totaling $4000. The scam starts by receiving a telephone call from a person who claims to be a distant relative that is currently in jail urgently requiring money to be “wired” within the hour to his lawyer to get out of jail(usually for the amount of $2000). A second person
will join the conversation claiming to be the distant relative’s “lawyer”, at that point, the “lawyer” will provide his/her name and provide instructions as to how to send the money via an electronic money transfer and that you will be re-imbursed the money in days to follow once the relative is out of jail. As part of the instructions, you are told to call a telephone number to advise them once you have sent the money. Lastly, the “lawyer”
will be insistent that you do not tell anyone(especially Police) about the incident, the request, and the sending of the money. Nelson RCMP want to remind the public not to act on ANY request or to share ANY personal information with person(s) and or business(es) who have not provided you with the sufficient documentation to satisfy their identity and credibility. To report a fraud, con-
tact your local Police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre can be contacted toll free at 1-888495-8501, e-mail at info@ antifraudcentre.ca. To obtain further information about the latest common fraud scam types please visit the Canadian AntiFraud Centre website at https://www.anitfraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca submitted by the Nelson RCMP
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Heat Recovery Ventilators
by Bill Lynch, Paul Muntak & Steve Cannon
I’m a big fan of heat recovery ventilators (HRV’s) for the same reason you mention. These units not only improve your indoor air quality; they reduce indoor humidity and re-claim heat from the hot exhausted air before dumping it outdoors. Here are a few maintenance tips that will help keep your HRV running trouble free. Before performing any maintenance be sure to turn off the HRV and unplug it. Take 10 minutes every two or three months to clean
We just purchased and moved into a home with a heat recovery ventilator system. I notice a vast improvement in the air quality in the house when we have it turned on, but the former owners didn’t leave us any service manuals so we don’t know if it requires periodic maintenance and/or servicing. or replace the air filters. Older HRV’s have replaceable filters available at your local building supply store. Newer models are often equipped with reusable filters that can be removed, vacuumed and washed with soap and water before re-installing. Go outside and locate the intake and exhaust hoods located on one of the walls of your home. Make sure both duct hoods are clean and free of debris so air can move into and out of the system unrestricted. During the winter
months ensure that these duct hoods do not get blocked with ice and snow. Check the condensate drain located at the bottom of the HRV unit. Flush it with warm water to ensure that it is not blocked. This tubing is collecting condensed indoor humidity and delivering the water to a floor drain or laundry tub. Once a year remove the grilles at the end of each distribution duct and vacuum inside the ducts. Also remove the dust and debris that has
built up around the fan blades inside the HRV unit. You may be able to order a service manual from the manufacturer that will provide you with advise on lubricating fan motors (required on some older models) and methods for cleaning the HRV core. Also consider having a certified HRV technician complete an annual tune-up on the mechanical and electrical components. To locate a technician look for air conditioning service companies in the phone book.
Steve, Chris and Bill are Building Consultants with Lynch Building Inspection Services Ltd. of Nelson. http://www.lynchinspections.com
Friday, June 14, 2013
Sex Salon to titillate, inform, entertain and astound
Saturday June 22,8 p.m. at The BookSmyth 338 Baker St The upcoming Sex mind. Salon Party is sex posiThis event aims to tive event for all to come offer an opportunity for and share ideas, questions, people to come togetherotica, and performances. er and share in enjoying All adults are welcome, original live performancwhatever â€˜relationshipâ€™ es by Lisel Forst, Will looks like for paticipants, Klatte & Elena Banfield, no matter if they are in Live readings of Erotica, a relationship or notâ€Śthe and more. only necessity is an open As well, there will be
an Expert Panel consisting of Dr. David Hersh (a Sex Therapist who spent years practising in San Francisco), Valentina of Isis Essentials (who will speak of Kink, Tantra, & BDSM), ANKORS, and others. The panel will be available for any and all questions, with anonymous
questioning facilitated. The Adults-only event is $7 to $13 Sliding Scale and NOT Child Friendly. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets sold at the door, Advance tickets are available at Isis Essentials, 582 Ward St in Nelson submitted by Dandy Lion Events
What causes freckles? dr. science Christine Humphries
Freckles are small (13mm) pale brown spots most commonly present on sun-exposed areas of the body such as the nose, cheeks, shoulders and upper back. Freckles appear in early childhood, around two years of age, usually in individuals with fair-skin and light-blond or red hair. Freckles have both genetic (an inherited trait) and environmental (sun exposure) causes. In
an earlier Dr. Science column, I described the role of the MC1R gene in the inheritance of red hair. It turns out that this gene also plays a role in freckling. MC1R is highly polymorphic, meaning that its DNA sequence varies between individuals. People who have variants of MC1R with unusual DNA sequences often have fair skin, red hair, an elevated risk of skin cancer and freckles. In one study, changes in the MC1R DNA sequence were identified (by DNA sequencing) in
60% of people with freckles. The degree of freckling was also positively related to the number of variants of the MC1R gene. These results strongly support the idea that MC1R is the major gene controlling freckles. How exactly MC1R contributes to freckling is not yet completely understood. Activation of MC1R in response to sunlight occurs in melanocytes, a type of skin cell. MC1R activation stimulates changes to the amounts of eumelanin (black/brown pigment) and phaeomelanin
(red/yellow pigment) in the skin cells. In non-freckled individuals, melanocytes are evenly distributed and sun exposure results in an even distribution of eumelanin (i.e. a nice tan). Freckles might occur if the sequence changes in the MC1R gene alters its ability to make these pigments such that only patches of melanocytes produce a dark pigment. One thing is sure, with Nelsonâ€™s recent rainy weather, not too many of us will be sporting freckles this summer!
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