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November 18, 2015 edition of the Nelson Star

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  • Credit union chips in for Osprey Foundation See Page 2

    Judges agonize in burger contest

    See Page 9

    VOL. 8 ISSUE 39FREE Wednesday, November 18, 2015


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    Last weeks performances of Doug Jamiesons opera Jorinda were spectacular from beginning to end. It was a theatrical treat that demonstrated Nelsons talent, commitment and generosity to the vocal arts. The show involved over 80 volunteers of all ages. Jorinda is based on a Grimm fairy tale where the wicked witch and her comic helper Grungella capture all the little girls and turn them into birds. Jorinda was produced by the Amy Ferguson Institute along with Nelson Community Opera.

    Submitted photo

    Jorinda comes to life

    Rural directors respond to recycling criticsA public backlash following rural

    recycling changes will be discussed at a meeting of the Regional District of Central Kootenays joint waste recovery committee today.

    The regional district says the new system will save $200,000 per year and reduce recyclings carbon footprint because a new compactor truck will make fewer trips from the bins to the central waste facility in Castlegar. To enable that, however, new bins have

    been introduced at transfer stations in Nelson, Kaslo, Salmo, and area, into which recyclers have to feed the mate-rial into a small slot one piece a time. Critics say this is time consuming and inconvenient.

    In an article in the Star last week, re-gional district manager Mike Morrison explained the changes, and in a col-umn in todays Star, chief administrator Stuart Horn explains further the reason for the new bins.

    In this article we check in with the elected representatives in the affected

    areas.Aimee Watson, Area D (Ainsworth,

    rural Kaslo, Duncan Lake)In the media and on Facebook,

    there is a bandwagon with people jump-ing on it to complain. This does not mean their complaints dont have merit, but there is not much context behind it. Local taxpayers are not supposed to be paying for this at all.

    Watson is referring to the fact that the province has moved to a producer-pay system in which manufacturers of paper and packaging pay for a com-

    pany (Multi Material BC) to pick up and process their recycling, as happens, for example, in Nelson. But many rural areas, including those around Nelson, have been left out because MMBC is operating at capacity and cant afford to take on more clients. (That, in turn, is because many businesses that produce paper products in the province have not signed on, contrary to provincial legal requirements.)

    I am grateful that we are providing what the province is supposed to be doing. We are still there because the

    BILL METC ALFENelson Star


  • Nelson and District Credit Union CEO Doug Stoddart pre-sented the Osprey Foundation with a $3,000 cheque dur-ing Thursday evenings Business after Business soire. Before handing it over, he shared some in-sights with those gath-ered.

    The chal lenge

    in todays world for people working in fi-nancial institutions is our low financial mar-gin. Everythings gone way down. The spread for credit unions has shrunk and shrunk and shrunk, he said, after being introduced by local businessman Cal Renwick.

    Our solution to the challenges were facing is to grow businesses lo-

    cally to survive. The best way for us to grow is to help our local business-es grow and together we can grow the economy.

    He pointed to Danny Semenoff, a commer-cial account manager at NDCU, as an example of how they operate as an institution.

    He makes us a lot of money that then goes into local businesses, Stoddart joked.

    Helen Lutz of the Osprey Foundation was thrilled by the dona-tion, and shared a video from local filmmaker Amy Bohigian about the work they do.

    We like to think of Osprey as a non-stop hub for local giving, she said, naming the Nelson Streetcar Society and Pulpit Rock Trail Society as two recipients of their largesse.

    The support weve received from the credit union over the years is way more than just fi-nancial. Theyve been a friend since our begin-ning in 2000. Theyve supported us in numer-ous ways.

    She invited everyone to come to Ospreys up-coming retirement din-ner for Simon Grypma, where an anonymous donor has pledged to meet 50 per cent of all the donations gathered a total of $25,000 if they meet their fund-raising goal.

    In his speech, Stoddart emphasized that local collaboration is the foundation of the economy.

    Were more success-ful if we all work togeth-er, he said.

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    We would like to thank everyone who came to celebrate our 60th anniversary

    with us. Thank you for the cards, owers and good wishes. Special thanks to all the busy bees you made it a great success.

    Jim & Betty Huiberts

    Business after Business meets at Nelson Credit Union

    WILL JOHNSONNelson Star

    Nelson and District Credit Union CEO Doug Stoddart presented Helen Lutz of the Osprey Foundation (pictured above left) with a $3,000 cheque during Business after Business on Thursday.


    Will Johnson photos

    Osprey Community Foundation grants help young people the future stewards of this planet connect with nature. Classroom with Out-doors and Kokanee Creek Summer Day Camp programs have seen hundreds of curious children get outside for hands-on learning about

    ecology and environmental sustainability.



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  • Stetski joins NDP shadow cabinet

    Kootenay-Columbia NDP MP Wayne Stetski has been appointed his partys critic for National Parks.

    Im honoured to be appointed to the NDP shadow cabinet, he said in a news release. Our expe-rienced and united team is ready to get to work on behalf of Canadians as the progressive opposition. The Liberal government made a lot of commitments this campaign. Were going to hold them to their promises.

    Stetski said he will work to en-sure protection of the natural en-vironment for future generations and reverse Conservative changes to environmental protection laws, incl