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Selkirk College Forest Technology
student explores the edge
It started with an instructor’s challenge to look at
climate change on a personal level and ended with
a creative outburst by students that breaks down
walls to better understanding the future of the forest
In November, Forest Technology Program
instructor Jesper Nielsen spurred his second-year
students with a contest focused on thinking about
their future in the industry. “It Starts With Me” set
very few parameters on the final product other than
wanting learners to think about the marketplace differently
than how it is generally perceived.
As the winter semester came to an end in April,
Nielsen was blown away by a 50-page book put
together by student Kelsi Littler. A collection of
art and words from her classmates in the School of
Environment & Geomatics, The Edge Effect explores
climate change through the minds of those graduating
into resource industry careers.
“I hope it shows that all these people who are
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going to be working in the industry really care about
the environment,” says Littler, who also has poetry
featured in the book. “The only way to change how
things are done is if you genuinely care and want
to do what’s right. I hope this sparks something in
Packed with poetry, paintings, photography and
drawings, The Edge Effect won the contest and now
Littler is having the book self-published as a fundraiser
for the non-profit magazine The Narwhal. The
book includes pieces from 10 different students who
are in the Forest Technology Program, Integrated
Environmental Planning Program, and Recreation,
Fish & Wildlife Program.
“We have so many people in the School of Environment
& Geomatics that are extremely artistic
and creative… and they care a lot about the environment,”
says Littler. “There are a lot of people in
the industry that have this romantic experience with
nature just by spending time working outdoors. I
wanted a way to display that somehow and the end
result makes me hopeful for the future.”
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Social distancing and Covid-19 protocols in place
Before Nielsen introduced the contest to his Forest
Health Management class, he started a discussion
on what has been described as the “existential
threat to our generation.” Wanting to address the
topic of climate change in a meaningful way, the
class engaged in a spirited debate where there was
considerable blame foist upon others.
“I expected the blame-shifting because we are
human and that’s what we generally do,” says Nielsen,
who has been an instructor on the Castlegar
Campus since 2012. “I don’t mean to diminish the
conversation that took place that day because I was
impressed by their thoughtfulness and their enthusiasm.
But our innate desire to want to point the
finger at someone else was very apparent, especially
early in the discussion. I wanted them to become
aware of this and of how unproductive a method it
usually is in facilitating change.”
Nielsen moved to Nakusp when he was 10-yearsold
and after high school headed off to the University
of British Columbia to complete a degree in
International Relations. Fond of small-town life,
he moved back to his logging roots and worked as
a landing bucker, shake blocker, tree planter and
juvenile spacer before formalizing his
forestry education back at UBC. He
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then spent 20 years as a forestry manager
in Nakusp prior to shifting to the
classrooms of Selkirk College.
With a belief that the forest industry
is in transition, Nielsen pushes
students to find solutions to questions
that were not even asked when he
was younger. Based on the idea that
every small positive change towards
the environment helps for both those
inside and outside the forest industry,
Nielsen introduced the contest to his
“Elected leaders are generally
responding to what they think people
want,” he says. “I don’t think
those leaders will actually believe
that we are willing to make changes
that require substantial self-sacrifice
until they see us doing those sorts of
things voluntarily. Sure, if only one
person ends up doing it, then it is
effectively meaningless. But it has to
Building on passion at Selkirk
Littler’s relationship with the outdoors
graduation, she moved permanently west and chose
the West Kootenay as a base.
While pondering her future, Littler was considering
an after-degree at UBC’s West Kootenay
Teacher Education Program when she discovered
the program offerings in Selkirk College’s School of
Environment & Geomatics. She began the two-year
Forest Technology Program in September 2018 and
graduated last month.
“It is honestly the best education I have ever had,
I loved it,” says the 28-year-old. “It was interesting
coming from university where you are in the huge
classes and you never get to know your professors.
It was an incredible learning experience at Selkirk
College, all the teachers are so passionate about what
they are teaching and genuinely care about the students.
That creates a pretty wonderful place to learn.”
Relishing the opportunity to learn with a cohort of
peers who share a passion for making the outdoors
a basis of their careers, Littler quickly developed
bonds that culminated with The Edge Effect project.
When she put the word out to classmates about a
collection of words and art, she received enthusiastic
buy-in from those willing to share their talents.
Though she has been writing nature-inspired
poetry for several years, Littler had never shared
her work. The Edge Effect features six of her poems,
including “wildflowers on a cutblock” where she
writes: “together they conspire to bloom and grow/
despite the powers that told them no.”
“I have always enjoyed writing, but this is the first
time that I have actually put it out there,” Littler says.
“You feel a bit vulnerable, but seeing other friends
do it helps give you the courage to do it. Being surrounded
by people who are brave and following
their passion helps you go there too.”
As she works on getting the self-published The
Edge Effect into the hands of readers, Littler’s primary
focus is on the new silviculture business she
has started with a classmate. The pair have already
secured tree planting contracts and will expand the
operation to include surveys and GIS work in the
“I am more passionate about change in the industry
after two years at Selkirk College,” Littler says.
“My education has provided so much more understanding,
now I can find where my place within the
As Nielsen looks back at the Class of 2020 with
pride, taking students to the edge of their thinking
was a highlight of the academic year.
“I’m completely convinced that forest management
and forest harvesting can be entirely compatible
with environmental and social objectives,”
he says. “I think it’s possible for every forestry student’s
story to have a happy ending, meaning that
they can balance those three overarching objectives
and be legitimately proud of the work they do. But it
requires vigilance and a constant awareness of one’s
own perspective. That’s part of what this project was
trying to instill.”
Order the book of art and poetry at Littler’s
GoFundMe page by searching “The Edge Effect” and
making a $15 donation that will include the cost of
printing and shipping.
You can learn more about the Selkirk College
School of Environment & Geomatics at: selkirk.ca/
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Call/text Devo, 250-921-9876,
OLD BEER/POP SIGNS, wooden/metal
crates, old gas/service
station items, old Coke/pop machines.
Free For Free
FREE RHODE ISLAND RED
ROOSTER, 3mo. old, 250-513-
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR
RELIABLE CLEANERS: Parttime,
long-term, must have own
transportation and be available
evenings and weekends. Email:
CEPTIONIST WANTED for sawmill
office, training provided, friendly
work environment with Covid-19
precautions in place. Flexible
hours and good wage, send resumes
Follow us at #wkemployment
*LOKI TREE SERVICE: Certified
arborists, fallers and wildfire
experts. Tree removal, pruning,
land-clearing, chipping, burning.
No job too big or small. Call 250-
353-2405 or visit www.lokitree.com
ALL TYPE ROOFING & REN-
OVATING: Serving the West
Kootenays since 1993. Roofing,
Framing, Concrete Work. No corners
cut. Work guaranteed. 250-
ALUMINUM RAILINGS AND VI-
NYL DECKING: Free estimates.
Call Royal Vinyl Decking at 250-
231-7905 or email royalvinyl@
AMC PLUMBING AND HEATING:
Plumbing, Heating, Furnaces, Hot
Water Tanks, Gas Fitting, Air Conditioning,
Drain Cleaning and more.
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ATR CONSTRUCTION: Residential,
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foundations, retaining walls,
housing, garages, decks, finishing,
renos. Experienced, Organized,
Professional. Insured and Work-
AVIS EXCAVATING, 250-226-
7849: Reliable and timely excavating.
KX040 Kubota with
6 way blade. Excavating, land
modification, forest fire mitigation,
ditching, water lines, trail
building and much more. www.
BOB ESSAUNCE, B.P. ESS.
HOLDINGS LTD: Quality Work on
Interior Finishing, Small Renovations
& Repairs. 250-365-9344.
BRENTON INDUSTRIES LTD:
Kaslo Excavation Contractor,
Septic & Utility Installations,
Land Clearing & Tree Trimming.
Call Sean, 250-551-4058, www.
BULLDOG CONCRETE FINISH-
ING: Your Kootenay Concrete
floors, patios, driveways, form to
finish. Organized journeyman.
CASCADIA ROOFING 250-354-
2999: Reroofing, new installations,
repairs. Roof inspections/reports.
Asphalt/fibreglass laminate shingles,
metal roofing & cedar shake
conversions. WSBC, Liability coverage.
Quality workmanship guaranteed.
Contracting 25 years in the
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Selkirk College Forest Technology
student explores the edge
It started with an instructor’s challenge to look at climate change
on a personal level and ended with a creative outburst by students
that breaks down walls to better understanding the future of the
In November, Forest Technology Program instructor Jesper
Nielsen spurred his second-year students with a contest focused
on thinking about their future in the industry. “It Starts With Me”
set very few parameters on the final product other than wanting
learners to think about the marketplace differently than how it is
As the winter semester came to an end in April, Nielsen was
blown away by a 50-page book put together by student Kelsi Littler.
A collection of art and words from her classmates in the School
of Environment & Geomatics, The Edge Effect explores climate
change through the minds of those graduating into resource industry
“I hope it shows that all these people who are going to be working
in the industry really care about the environment,” says Littler, who
also has poetry featured in the book. “The only way to change how
things are done is if you genuinely care and want to do what’s right.
cont’d on pg 7
Community Adult Mental Health
and Substance Use Counsellor –
Kaslo & Crawford Bay.
34 hours per week.
As the Case Manager for Adult Mental Health and Substance
Use issues you will provide clinical services to clients in our
Community Outpatient Program. The Case Manager works
closely with other members of the clinical team of psychiatrists,
physicians, counsellors and outreach workers throughout
the Kootenay Lake Interior Health region in assessing
clients’ mental health status, formulating a plan of care,
implementing planned care and evaluating outcomes. You
will also provide outreach to clients in their home. Clinical
supervision and professional development provided.
1. A degree in social work, counselling or a related field, or the
equivalent combination of education and experience with a
specialty in Mental Health and Substance Use issues.
2. Working knowledge of DSM 5.
3. One to three years’ previous work in a similar environment
4. Direct program delivery experience in the community social
services sector with a demonstrated working knowledge of
community based programs and related provincial and
community support systems is preferred.
5. Specific knowledge in program, legislative/policy, provincial
and other government frameworks and systems with
relationship to the Mental Health act.
6. Driver’s license and access to a sound vehicle for work
Please email the Administrator at North Kootenay Lake Community
Services Society with your resume and cover letter addressing the
preferred qualifications to: email@example.com.
Wage starting at $26.08/hour.
The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is
hired. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.
Full job description at www.nklcss.org
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CLELAND ROOFING & RE-
PAIRS: 30yrs experience, 23yrs
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only way to get your manufacturer’s
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warranty. Old-fashioned service.
CRESTVIEW PAINTING: 25yrs+
experience, reliable/quality work
that lasts, new construction, residential,
repaints, certified journeyman.
Fully insured. 250-304-5197.
A&A PAINTING LTD. 32 YRS IN
BUSINESS: Professional and best
service guaranteed. Bonded, licenced
and insured. Call now 250-
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Castlegar; 250-368-1044 Trail. firstname.lastname@example.org
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RESIDENTIAL AND LIGHT COM-
MERCIAL: Sight planning and
development. Underground utilities,
septics. Drainage solutions.
Retaining walls. Landscaping and
design. Concrete slab preparation,
etc, 30yrs experience. Free
estimates. Phone/text 250-365-
35yrs experience, custom shower
& tile work, renovations, decks &
basement developments. Reliable.
Quality work. 403-678-7670, West
HAL THE PAINTER 22 YEARS
IN KASLO & AREA: Making your
house/business new again! WCB,
free estimates. 250-353-9660.
HIGH TAIL MAINTENANCE: Specialize
in home repairs, finishing
carpentry and handyman services.
Reliable, polite and on time. Contact
HIM N HER CONTRACTING:
Home renovation, maintenance &
repair, licensed and insured, over
32yrs in construction industry,
excellent references and photos
available, check us out on Facebook.
For fast, friendly and courteous
service please call, Vanessa
or Dusty, 250-212-2384.
JM ROOFING: Asphalt, shingles/
metal installation. Knowledgeable,
professional service. Workmanship
JUSTHINK PAINTING: Serving
Kaslo & Area. Residential, commercial,
interior & exteriors. Seniors
discount. Free estimates.
25+ yrs experience. All work guaranteed.
Call Stephan, 250-353-
Serving the community for over
30yrs. Home renovations, bathrooms,
kitchens, basements, etc.
Fully insured & licensed. Phone
MY PLUMBER: No job too small.
Maintain, service, install, plumbing
systems, blocked sewer lines. 250-
521-0206, 250-687-9041 (cell),
R&S ROOFING & SEAMLESS
GUTTERS: Now booking for
2020. Call for free estimate. WCB/
insured, licensed, workmanship
guaranteed on labour. Richard,
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R.J. EARTHWORKS EXCAVAT-
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driveways, boulder walls, retaining
walls, basements, septic, underground
utilities, fencing, hauling.
Fully insured, fast, efficient. Call
250-358-2128, call/text 250-551-
TRIXIES CLEANING AND JUNK
REMOVAL is now booking for junk
removals, including but not limited
to tearing down and getting rid of
sheds, rotting outbuildings, garbage
around the yard, etc. We are
also booking for Spring cleanings,
move-ins, move-outs and regular
cleanings. Licensed, insured,
WCB coverage. www.Trixiecleaners.ca
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Jogger narrowly escapes black
bear attack in Hills
When Francis Levasseur laced up his jogging
shoes and headed out from his friend’s farm in
the small, remote West Kootenay community of
Hills, BC, he had no idea that his afternoon jog
on a secluded Rail-Trail would end up with him
clinging for his life up a small tree for two hours
The RDCK is inviting applications
for a landfill attendant at the
Nakusp landfill. This is an oncall
position with no minimum
guaranteed hours. More
information including a detailed
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while a large predaceous black bear patrolled
below, determined to have a change to its normal
springtime vegetarian diet of grasses and horsetail.
Screaming at the bear did nothing to deter it
after it charged him from about 100 metres away
after he yelled and waved a stick in the air. It very
nearly grabbed him when it climbed a nearby
tree as Francis desperately shinnied up the tree
that helped save his life. Fortunately his escape
tree was too small for such a large bear to climb.
Once when the bear pretended to leave, Francis
came down the tree only to have the bear rush in
and try to get him again.
Just as darkness was approaching and he was
running out of strength Francis was rescued by
the bravery of Mat Phillips, head of the Hills
Emergency Services Society (HESS). Phillips
happened to step outside his farm house above
the Rail-Trail when he heard distant yells for help.
He grabbed his bear spray and machete and with
his dog, safely located Francis, drove him home
and then reported the incident to the RCMP and
Conservation Officers (COs). The COs said they
would not be able to make it until morning.
The rescue was all in a days work for volunteer
HESS First Responders, formed by this small
remote community nestled in prime grizzly and
black bear country at the head of Slocan Lake
where residents deal with emergency issues like
highway accidents, and forest fires until help
arrives, and action with their own house fires.
After the rescue, all seemed OK to Phillips
until Francis phoned to say that he had seen an
over-turned blue bike further up the Rail-Trail
and that there could be another person out there
possibly injured or treed by the
same bear. So HESS phoned
local bear biologist Wayne
McCrory –a former head of
HESS, and they decided to
investigate as the authorities
had still not arrived. Armed
with McCrory’s .12 gauge bear
research gun, they went in on
Phillips’ ATV and found the
supposed bike was a ski-do left
out from the winter. A bear had
flipped it over. McCrory, who
had done numerous bear incident
site investigations in his
career, checked the area where
Francis had just been treed and concluded that
since he found no moose or other animal carcass
that the bear might have been feeding on, and no
cubs in the area, that the bear had pursued Francis
as a predator; something so rare that a study
showed that only 56 people had been killed by
predaceous black bears in all of North America
in over a century since 1900.
Concerned for the safety of others who might
also be out on the trail, McCrory and Phillips
consulted with the RCMP and then went back
and posted unofficial closure signs with bright
flagging at either end of the trail.
The COs arrived the next morning but could
not locate the bear. Unfortunately they also could
not officially close the trail since that had to be
done by Recreation Sites and Trails BC (RSTBC)
- the official BC trail authority. Since it was the
long weekend and RSTBC would not be in their
office for another two days, this left McCrory and
the local trail society to informally post more
signage. The lack of an immediate legal closure
did not sit well with McCrory, a bear risk management
specialist who has worked on numerous
case studies of injurious bear incidents with
national park wardens and BC provincial parks.
He has since asked the Minister in Victoria to
revise the law so that COs have the legal authority
to close any Crown lands when a serious bear or
other wildlife issue threatens public safety.
As for the lucky and relieved survivor Francis
Levasseur: “I am so grateful to Mr. Phillips for
rescuing me. I could have died. I will never go
out in the bush again without bear spray.”
For further information contact: Wayne
McCrory, RPbio. Bear biologist. Valhalla Wilderness
Society & Slocan Valley Bear Smart Program.
~ VWS Slocan Valley Bear Smart Program
Some interesting bear facts
• Most predaceous and other serious bear
attacks can be deterred by properly deploying
red pepper bear spray, which a detailed study by
renowned bear expert Dr. Stephen Herrero and
others has been proven to be more effective than
using a firearm.
• According to another study by Dr. Herrero
(who wrote part of his famous book Bear Attacks
at his farm in Hills) and colleagues, only 56 people
have been killed by predaceous black bears in
all of North America in over a century since 1900
– an average of less than ½ person per year. Most
of these attacks involved adult male black bears
and some subadult males.
• In the 19 years from 1986 and 2005, 277
Canadians were killed by lightning - an average
of 10 persons per year.
- WS Slocan Valley Bear Smart Program
We consider ourselves lucky when we get to see a
bear in our yards... but do the bear a favour, after
you snap a photo to share with your friends, chase
it off. Don’t encourage it to be comfortable around
people...it will end badly for the bear :(, we may
have a home visit.
PHILIP KANIGAN BSc, DMD
Notary Public Inc. A Name You Can Trust
WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS by appointment
Please call 250-365-2289. Ask us about our safety procedures!
2009 Columbia Ave, Castlegar, BC Tel. 250-365-2289 Fax 250-365-2275 www.castlegarnotary.com
Wills & Power of Attorneys
Real Estate Purchases & Sales
Real Estate Contracts
Changes to Land Titles
SEASONAL SERVICES INC.
Window Cleaning • Pressure Washing
Eavestrough Cleaning & Repair
Licensed & Bonded • Free Estimates
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a Break this
Let someone else
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RENK MASONRY: High quality
stonework, tile, bricks, blocks, etc.
Call Brian Renk, 778-460-0028,
604-313-9374 (cell) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
RNR ELECTRIC & CONTROLS:
Your local Kaslo & Area electrician
for residential, commercial and industrial
projects. Call Randy, 250-
Skilled carpenter available for
small/med size projects. Reno’s,
custom trim/woodwork, upcycling,
heights, fine finishing and more.
Call Tom, 509-0021, email@example.com
TRAIL ROOFING LTD: Serving
the Kootenays (East and West)
for over 50yrs. New construction,
reroofs, repairs, residential,
commercial and industrial. We
are fully insured, WCB and liability.
RCABC member, COR safety
certified. Certified roofers doing
quality work. 250-364-2900, firstname.lastname@example.org
WITH AN ACCENT FINE CAR-
PENTRY: Specializing in interior
finishing, built-ins and railings.
A HANDY HUSBAND: Renos, repairs,
maintenance, doors, floors,
decks, paint, trim. 250-354-8598.
ALTERATIONS AND REPAIRS:
Clothing only, hemming, zipper
repair or replacement, etc. Call
BEAVER’S SEPTIC TANK
CLEANING SERVICE: Serving
the Kootenays. Goes the distance!
250-354-3508 (cell) or
CLEANING GENIES: Professional
Clean Team. You’ve tried the rest,
now call the best! Fully insured,
WorkSafeBC. All employees on
payroll. Call Marilyn, 250-505-
HANDYMAN FOR HIRE: For the
projects around the house. Reasonable
SERVICES INC. Window cleaning,
eavestrough cleaning & repair,
moss removal & pressure washing.
KERRY’S STITCHERY: Custom
sewing, alterations & repairs, including
denim, leather, canvas &
drapery. In Kaslo, 250-353-7722.
PASS CREEK TOOL REPAIR:
Air and electric tools, small compressors,
quality repairs, fair price.
KOOTENAY PROPERTY MAIN-
TENANCE: Call now for a free
quote for any of your property
maintenance needs. We offer landscaping,
bobcat/earthwork, deck &
fence repair, junk removal & much
more. Find us online, Kootenaypropertymaintenance.com
NEED A PLUMBER? CALL VIR-
GO! We have up-to-date technology
to help us analyze and repair
any plumbing problem. Call Sean
at 250-353-3237. Visit www.virgoplumbing.com
for all our services.
PHILIP KANIGAN BSc DMD NO-
TARY PUBLIC INC: Open for business,
please call for an appointment.
RUBBISH REMOVAL & RECY-
CLE, LAWN MAINTENANCE,
estate removal, gutter cleaning/
sealing, moving, deliveries, building
SMALL ENGINE REPAIR: Lawn
mowers, rototillers, garden tractors,
TREE SERVICE: Certified, Licensed,
Insured. Pruning to removal
of hazardous trees. Free
Estimates. 250-505-6114, www.
TREE SERVICE: Certified, Licensed,
Insured. Pruning to removal
of hazardous trees. Free
Estimates. 250-505-6114, www.
THE BLINDMAN: A whole new
view, custom blind solutions for
stunning home interiors, decks
VELCRO BOOKKEEPING CO:
Need a replacement in the office?
I am the one for you. Service of
Bookkeeping or Vacation replacement.
Contact: Christine Riesterer
SERVICES: Renos, repairs, gardening,
snow removal, shopping,
driving, personal caregiving. Friendly,
SUNSET CUSTOM BLINDS AND
SPAS: Come visit our new showroom
at 295 Baker St, Nelson.
BACK IN BALANCE WELLNESS
CENTRE is excited to be back in
the clinic to help patients achieve
optimal health. We have many
new office protocols to ensure the
health and safety of our patients
and staff. www.backinbalance.
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Forest Tech explores....
cont’d from pg 5
I hope this sparks something in people.”
Packed with poetry, paintings, photography and drawings, The
Edge Effect won the contest and now Littler is having the book
self-published as a fundraiser for the non-profit magazine The Narwhal.
The book includes pieces from 10 different students who are
in the Forest Technology Program, Integrated Environmental Planning
Program, and Recreation, Fish & Wildlife Program.
“We have so many people in the School of Environment & Geomatics
that are extremely artistic and creative… and they care a lot
about the environment,” says Littler. “There are a lot of people in
the industry that have this romantic experience with nature just by
spending time working outdoors. I wanted a way to display that
somehow and the end result makes me hopeful for the future.”
Every little bit helps
Before Nielsen introduced the contest to his Forest Health Management
class, he started a discussion on what has been described
as the “existential threat to our generation.” Wanting to address the
topic of climate change in a meaningful way, the class engaged in
a spirited debate where there was considerable blame foist upon
“I expected the blame-shifting because we are human and that’s
what we generally do,” says Nielsen, who has been an instructor on
the Castlegar Campus since 2012. “I don’t mean to diminish the conversation
that took place that day because I was impressed by their
thoughtfulness and their enthusiasm. But our innate desire to want
to point the finger at someone else was very apparent, especially
early in the discussion. I wanted them to become aware of this and
of how unproductive a method it usually is in facilitating change.”
Nielsen moved to Nakusp when he was 10-years-old and after
high school headed off to the University of British Columbia to
cont’d on pg 11
OPEN for Business June 1 st
The health and safety of our
customers and staff are our
✔ We have increased social
distancing and reduced capacity
in our pub and on our patio.
✔ We have installed hand sanitizer
stations strategic locations
✔ We have a very strict
sanitizing protocol in all our
public spaces and room change
✔ All of our staff check
reporting to work. We use the
best sanitary practices.
✔ We still accept cash, but
credit or debit is preferred.
All hotel guests are asked to complete a
health questionnaire prior to check-in.
430 Front St, Kaslo www.kaslohotel.com
In the centre of it all...
we have room.
• Choose lakeview or townview
with King or 2 Queen beds
• Includes a $40 Food and Beverage
Credit for our Pub
• Greet the morning with an
Breakfast Basket for 2
available for a small extra charge
• Pub Hours noon - 10pm
• Dine In Service noon - 8pm
• Take Out Service noon - 8pm
• Off-Sales Service noon - 10pm
KOOTENAY WASTE SERVICES:
Commercial/residential garbage &
recycling pickup, roll off bins. Serving
Castlegar, Nelson, Slocan Valley,
Kaslo to Meadow Creek, and
everywhere in between. Weekly
residential pick up from just $14/
mo. See the full service map or
sign up on our website at www.
GARBAGE CAN DAN JUNK RE-
MOVAL: Full estate clean-outs
done quick! 250-608-7274, www.
WANT LOCALS TO SHOP LO-
CALLY? Then advertise locally.
29,000 West Kootenay households
reading your ad beats 10,000
world followers. Get relevant eyeballs
on your products and sell
more. 1-800-663-4619 Pennywise.
Deadline Wednesday 3pm
SHADE TREE MASSAGE THER-
APY NOW WELCOMING new and
returning clients for therapeutic
and relaxation treatments. Clean,
quiet, professional office located
in Winlaw. Mobile available. Jessica
Coonen, RMT 250-226-6887,
COM BY WYLEE WORKS INC:
Serving the West Kootenay since
2005. Professional Tree Care and
Wildfire Protection. WCB Certified
Fallers and ITA Arborists. Work-
Safe & Commercially Insured.
Large Residential Removals, Selective
Harvesting and Wildlife/
Hazardous Tree Assessments.
15˝ Tree Chipper, Stump Grinder,
14´ Dumper Trailer and 4x4 John
Deere Loader w/12,000lb Winch.
Free estimates. Wylee Charbonneau,
BETTER LAWN & GARDEN:
Lawn Care, Gardening, Landscape
Dump Runs. 250-352-7447. www.
COMPOSTED MANURE: Manure.
Garden Mix. Mulch. Huglekulture
materials. Slocan Valley, 250-226-
7883 or msg me on FB.
FRUIT AND ORNAMENTAL
TREE PRUNING, estate maintenance,
spring cleanups. Call
Lori 250-777-1586, www.Lettucelawnandgarden.ca
KODIAK TREE SERVICE: Free estimates
for complete tree care. Certified
Arborists, 24yrs experience,
highly referred, Insured/WCB.
365-6664, or kodiaktreeservice
parking lot line painting, asphalt
crack sealing and sealcoating.
WANT RELEVANT EYEBALLS
ON YOUR PRODUCTS AND
SERVICES? Advertise in your
local shopper Pennywise – where
locals shop. 250-353-2602, 1-800-
663-4619. Deadline Wednesdays
LANDSCAPING, GARDENING &
CARPENTRY SERVICES: Specializing
in landscape gardening
& design, property maintenance,
permaculture gardening and exceptional
carpentry services. Our
mission is to make the garden of
your dreams, keep your home and
your property at their best and to
synchronize your intentions with
our vision and experience. Call
Alex for quotes & inquires, 647-
685-1468 or email alexsulivan@
THE LAWN GUY: Mowing, trimming,
lawn & yard clean up. Servicing
Nelson, Salmo, Fruitvale,
Montrose, Trail & Castlegar. Commercial
& Residential. Call for estimate
& appointment. Cordell, 250-
TOPSOIL & BARK MULCH FOR
SALE: $55/yd. 250-365-1632.
TOPSOIL, RIVER ROCK, RIP
RAP, crush, rock wall material,
stucco/masonry/C-33 sand. 250-
OUTDOOR CFNKLS AGM: It is
going to happen, weather permitting,
June 22, otherwise June 23.
Details will be emerging in the next
two weeks. We expect it will take
less than 25 minutes. Details will be
available always at nklcommunityfund.org.
Current members will get
email notices soon, if not already.
SAILING LESSONS FOR
ADULTS AND TEENS: Capt.
Dave, 40+ years experience. Certification
available, 2hr private lessons.
250-354-9268, Slocan Lake.
USA - COMPUTER & IT TRAINING
PROGRAM! Train at home to become
a Computer & Help Desk Professional
now! Call CTI for details!
888-449-1713 (M-F 8am-6pm ET).
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Kootenay Lake Levels
May 27, 2020
For the benefit of Kootenay Lake area residents,
the following lake levels are provided by FortisBC
as a public service.
Queen’s Bay: Present level: 1747.60 ft
7 day forecast: Up 30 to 35 inches
2019 peak: 1746.36 ft / 2018 peak: 1752.19 ft
Nelson: Present level: 1745.63 ft
7 day forecast: Up 30 to 35 inches
Levels can change unexpectedly due to weather or other
conditions. For more information or to sign-up for unusual lake
levels notifications by phone or email, visit www.fortisbc.com
or call 1-866-436-7847.
For All Your Currency Exchange Needs
kootenay currency exchange
• foreign exchange • drafts
• gold • silver
when buying or
selling US dollars
715 Vernon St., Nelson • 250-354-1441
Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am – 5 pm
The Langham Cultural Society is especially grateful during these difficult and
uncertain times for the support from these wonderful local and area businesses.
Please do all you can to support these champions of community arts and culture!
Tax Tip - Filing 2019 taxes through the
At the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), we understand that the
COVID-19 pandemic may make it difficult for some Canadians to
file their returns and meet their diverse tax-filing needs. To help,
we extended filing and payment deadlines. Here’s what you need
New tax filing and payment deadlines
The deadline for most individuals to file their 2019 taxes has been
extended to June 1, 2020. The deadline to pay amounts owed has
also been extended to September 1, 2020. Penalties and interest will
not be charged if payments are made by the extended deadlines of
September 1, 2020. This includes the late-filing penalty as long as
the return is filed by September 1, 2020.
If you, your spouse, or your common-law partner are self-employed,
you still have until June 15, 2020, to file your taxes. However,
your payment deadline has also been extended to September
For those who have to pay by instalments, the June 15, 2020,
payment due date has also been extended to September 1st. Instalment
penalties and interest will not be charged
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Forest Tech explores....
cont’d from pg 7
complete a degree in International Relations. Fond of small-town
life, he moved back to his logging roots and worked as a landing
bucker, shake blocker, tree planter and juvenile spacer before formalizing
his forestry education back at UBC. He then spent 20
years as a forestry manager in Nakusp prior to shifting to the classrooms
of Selkirk College.
With a belief that the forest industry is in transition, Nielsen
pushes students to find solutions to questions that were not even
asked when he was younger. Based on the idea that every small positive
change towards the environment helps for both those inside
and outside the forest industry, Nielsen introduced the contest to
“Elected leaders are generally responding to what they think
people want,” he says. “I don’t think those leaders will actually
believe that we are willing to make changes that require substantial
self-sacrifice until they see us doing those sorts of things voluntarily.
Sure, if only one person ends up doing it, then it is effectively
meaningless. But it has to start somewhere.”
Building on passion at Selkirk College
Littler’s relationship with the outdoors was fortified while a
Geography major at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. To
help navigate financially through her degree, Littler spent summers
tree planting in Northern British Columbia. After graduation, she
moved permanently west and chose the West Kootenay as a base.
While pondering her future, Littler was considering an after-degree
at UBC’s West Kootenay Teacher Education Program when
she discovered the program offerings in Selkirk College’s School of
Environment & Geomatics. She began the two-year Forest Technology
Program in September 2018 and graduated last month.
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I have ever
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it,” says the
you are in the
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all the teachers
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basis of their
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careers, Littler quickly developed
bonds that culminated with The
Edge Effect project. When she put
the word out to classmates about
a collection of words and art,
she received enthusiastic buy-in
from those willing to share their
Though she has been writing
nature-inspired poetry for several
years, Littler had never shared her
work. The Edge Effect features six
of her poems, including “wildflowers
on a cutblock” where she
writes: “together they conspire to
bloom and grow/despite the powers
that told them no.”
“I have always enjoyed writing,
but this is the first time that
I have actually put it out there,”
Littler says. “You feel a bit vulnerable,
but seeing other friends do it
helps give you the courage to do
it. Being surrounded by people
who are brave and following their
passion helps you go there too.”
As she works on getting the
self-published The Edge Effect
into the hands of readers, Littler’s
primary focus is on the new silviculture
business she has started
with a classmate. The pair have
already secured tree planting contracts
and will expand the operation
to include surveys and GIS
work in the coming months.
“I am more passionate about
change in the industry after two
years at Selkirk College,” Littler
says. “My education has provided
so much more understanding,
now I can find where my place
within the industry is.”
As Nielsen looks back at the
Class of 2020 with pride, taking
students to the edge of their
thinking was a highlight of the
“I’m completely convinced that
forest management and forest
harvesting can be entirely compatible
with environmental and
social objectives,” he says. “I think
it’s possible for every forestry
student’s story to have a happy
ending, meaning that they can
balance those three overarching
objectives and be legitimately
proud of the work they do. But it
requires vigilance and a constant
awareness of one’s own perspective.
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was trying to instill.”
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activity may help flush bacteria out of the lungs and airways.
Exercise causes changes in antibodies and white
blood cells. These antibodies and white blood cells circulate
rapidly, so they may detect illnesses earlier than they
would if you do not exercise. Body temperature also rises
during exercise, which could naturally prevent bacteria
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ANGLER INCENTIVE PROGRAM
1. Catch a Rainbow or Bull Trout
2. Return the head to a depot
3. Enter for a chance to win a prize worth $1,000
4. Every entry gets a chance at the GRAND PRIZE
worth over $50,000
Monthly draws happen at the first of every
month starting July 1, 2020. GRAND PRIZE
drawn June 2021.
Find out more at: bcwf.bc.ca/kootenay-lakeangler-incentive-program
To post your free listing, go to CentralKootenayFood.ca and create
your account by clicking the Login/Register button on the top right!
Think you’d be a good fit
as an advertiser in the
directory? Space is limited.
Call Larissa Scott: 250-353-2602
or Leanne Winsor: 250-353-8333, (Creston)
FOOD POLICY COUNCIL
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1695 Columbia Ave., Castlegar
250-365-2111 • www.kootenayrealty.ca
MLS 2450994 $319,900
Renovated 2 bed, 2 bath
in Stellar Place,
a must see!
Privacy In Town
MLS 2451118 $654,000
Custom spacious 5 bed/3 bath,
gorgeous private yard, beautiful views,
lots of parking!
Great Family Home
MLS 2450660 $389,900
3 bed, 3 bath home, beautiful back yard in
a desirable location! Walking distance to
Custom Built Rancher
MLS 2451389 $599,900
NEW! Great location, great layout,
3 bed/2 bath,
Custom Timber Frame
MLS 2451444 $899,900
4 bed/5 bath custom timber frame,
seconds from city limits, 1500 sq ft shop,
private 10 acre parcel!
Stunning River View
MLS 2451562 $989,500
Meticulous 2 storey on .71 acre lot with amazing
view of the Columbia River! Too many details
to mention. Must see!
Great Family Home
Great Family Neighbourhood
MLS 2451813 $519,900
Fabulously renovated 5 bed, 3 bath home, new
kitchen, bathrooms, full basement, private lot.
Well below assessment!
Fixer Upper in an
MLS 2451937 $239,000
2 bed, 1 bath home on the upper Kinnaird Bench,
approx 750 sq ft on main floor. Mature 1.64 acre
yard! Lots of room for gardens, shop, etc.
Twin Rivers Estates Home
MLS 2451482 $589,000
Professionally landscaped with in-ground
sprinkling, plenty of room for the possibility of
RV parking, and incredible sun exposure.
This home offers it all!
Perfectly Laid Out for
MLS 2450902 $599,900
Open concept living. Large windows for lots
of natural light. Massive kitchen and island,
spacious covered deck off dining room! Custom
patio perfect for evening BBQs or sitting around
the fire pit!
Gorgeous Family Home
MLS 2452132 $489,900
Drive down the tree-lined driveway to come
to this private rural home just minutes from
town. Beautifully renovated and refreshed with
modern touches throughout. A must see!
UNZONED Building at the Junction
MLS 2439449 $1,250,000
Just over 1 acre of UNZONED land with a
6,100 sq ft building. Commercial, industrial,
retail, whatever you want! Excellent
condition, ready to move in!
Dig Garden Centre
MLS 2438415 $1,499,900
Dig Garden Centre has been in business for
over 8 years with steady growth in sales and
income year after year.
Call today for full details!
Updated Character Home
MLS 2452073 $449,900
4 bedrooms and one bath, Uphill Nelson, newer
windows, furnace, electrical, plumbing etc!
MLS 2450224 $319,900
$100,000 of quality craftsman renovation has
transformed this Meadowbrook unit into a
beautiful, comfortable living space. Requires
nothing but a key.
Little Ole Castlegar Is Booming
MLS 2434889 $530,000
Nearly 9 acres of Rural Residential zoned
property quietly nestled at the end of
Woodland Drive. RR1 zoning
Move In Ready
MLS 2451467 $494,000
4 bedroom (3 up - 1 down), 2 bath (1 on each
level) home situated on a level .706 acre lot in
an area of Krestova.
A Diamond in the Rough
MLS 2451918 $269,000
This is one of the last building lots
in the immediate area of the
South Slocan Junction.
CALL US to discuss
Real Estate as
Local Agents with WORLDWIDE Reach • $21 Donated per sale to a local charity
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