Builder Fraser Waterman and his home in Nundah that will be sold at auction this weekend.Fraser Waterman wasn’t interested in doing things by halves when he updated this Nundah home.“I tried to build as if I was going to live here forever,” he said of the renovation project at 57 Nellie St.“I’ve definitely gone too far on the finishes, but I want buyers who are going to love it – and they’re going to be rewarded.’’The home didn’t start out that way.57 Nellie St, NundahWaterman said the unrenovated property had been listed for some time, but couldn’t find a buyer.“Even builders were afraid of it, but I thought, ‘I’m just going to have to work a bit harder to make it possible,’” he explained.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 201957 Nellie St, NundahThe 26-year-old builder put in the hard yards to create something special.Even the selling agent has warned him about overdoing the workmanship in the four-bedroom home.“He’s always reminding me that I need to pull back on the level of finish and show some restraint if I ever want to make some money out of the process … sadly I can’t change who I am,” he said.In the kitchen, a waterfall stone benchtop has dramatic drop lighting and feature timber bulkhead and there’s inset bulkheads to the bedrooms, and a floating, double-basin vanity with stone benchtop in the ensuite.57 Nellie St, NundahThe outdoor space includes built-in benchtops and a barbecue, plus a sliding barn-door feature.During the work, Waterman also unearthed a lost treasure – a cache of coins from 1974.“I found a lot of coins. I was digging a hole and I found heaps of coins … and I found lots of coins through the house as well in the walls,” he said.An interesting find, but sadly not enough to cover renovation cost.The house at 57 Nellie St, Nundah, will be auctioned onsite on Saturday April 29, at 1pm through Damon Warat from Ray White Ascot. read more
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has played down suggestions midfielder Marouane Fellaini spat at Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero in the 1-0 Premier League defeat to their rivals.The incident happened after the City striker went down in the penalty area, following a challenge from the Belgian.Van Gaal says it looked worse than it actually was.
The goal kick started the Leafs as the top guns of the Green and White tied the game minutes later.Colton McCarthy found teammate Colton Schell with centering pass the Leaf captain made no mistake with, sending a shot to the top shelf past Grand Forks netminder Dominic Stadnyk.Cole Arcuri and Major Midget affiliate Justin Post provided some insurance in the third for Nelson.After being down 9-6 in shots midway through the first period, Nelson kept Stadnyk busy the rest of the game, finishing with a 29-23 advantage.Cody Boeckman got the start in goal after spending the weekend with Trail of the BCHL and registered the win.Nelson is idle until Saturday when the Kimberley Dynamiters visit the NDCC Arena for a Kootenay Conference showdown.The Nitros no doubt will be still smarting from a 5-4 loss to the Border Bruins the last time the Eddie Mountain squad played in the West Kootenay.Game time is 7 p.m.ICE CHIPS: Grand Forks has been steadily improving of late, going 3-5 in the last eight games. . . . Colton Schell regained the scoring lead in the KIJHL. . .. Nelson has four games before the Christmas break, three of those games at home against Kimberley Saturday, Creston Dec. 14 and a big Murdoch Division game December 19 against Castlegar. Oh those Grand Forks Border Bruins.Not the typical easy two points as Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams are realizing of late.Nelson Leafs battled back from a 1-0 deficit to score four unanswered goals en route to a hard-fought 4-1 decision over the Bruins in KIJHL mid week action Wednesday night at the NDCC Arena.The win, the fifth straight for the Leafs, increases Nelson’s lead in the Murdoch Division to seven points over the idle Castlegar Rebels.Carsen Willans, who feasted on Bruin defence last season with 22 points during the season, scored a shorthanded tally in the second period to lift the Leafs to a league leading 22nd victory of the season.Nelson started the contest like a team skating in quicksand as the Bruins took the game to the home side, scoring the opening goal midway through the first frame by Chase Anchikoski on the power play. read more
Christopher Swift of Castlegar was 18th.Former Nelsonite Greg Welwood, now of Burnaby, finished 12th.In the short course race Ian Sharp was crowned the men’s winner after it was determined that Connor Breitkreuz of Robson missed a turn, forcing race officials to disqualify the local competitor.Sharp finished the 500 metre swim, 22 km ride and five km run race in a time of 1:08.02.Juergen Baetzel of Gray Creek finished second followed Joel Deleenheer of Victoria in third.Dannica Stevenson-Wade of Kelowna won the women’s short course race ahead of Renee Soenen of Calgary.Nikki Jomha of Victoria was third.In the team race over the Olympic Course, the Hodge Podge team of Trail’s Gerald Klassen and Graham Cocksedge of Powell River were awarded first place after The Big Nickels was disqualified.Second was Nelson’s Goggles Gear and Gatorade of Hannah DeVries, John DeVries and Anthony Maley.Third was Team Arrrrrr of Vancouver — Chris Scott and Kelly Carswell.In the Sprint Team race, Trail Swim Club team of Eden Kormendy of Fruitvale, Adrian Hamilton of Rossland and Jackson Konkin of Trail blazed over the course in a time of 63 minutes.Yolo team of Kamloops — Emily Bartle, Darion Nordick and Matthew Bartle — was second followed in third by Team Oahu with Nelson’s Mary Sage Cowan swimming and Charlie (bike) and Nicolas Stewart (run) of Hong Kong rounding out the trio.Brent Irving, competing in his first ever Nelson Triathlon, now realizes what it’s like on the inside looking out after spending many years watching the race.“That was a lot tougher that I thought it would be,” Irving said after struggling in the water.“It was a really hard swim hard. But after I got out of the water, things were a lot better on the ride and run.”The race, down in registration, attracted triathletes from throughout B.C. and Alberta. Locals were shut out of the top prizes at the 2013 Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon Sunday under warm, sunny skies at Lakeside Rotary Park.Eddie Smith of Penticton ran away with the men’s long course — Olympic Course is 1.5 kilometre swim, 39 km bike and 10 km run — top prize while Sarah MacArthur of Calgary won the women’s race after Helen Munro of Kelowna was disqualified.“I think I only got (first) on the last bit of the run,” MacArthur said after finishing the women’s long course distance in a time of two hours, 14:21 minutes.“I wasn’t sure what the competition was going to be like as this is only me second year here.”Not only does MacArthur like the course, but also enjoys the warm feeling she gets while racing in Nelson.“I love this because it’s a community event,” MacArthur said, a Calgary-based student when she’s not running triathlons during the summer.“Everybody gets out to support it, which is just awesome.”Stephanie Hall of London was a close second behind MacArthur in a time of 2:16.19.Kelly Geisheimer of Rossland finished third.By the narrowest of margins, Smith edged out Gary Wade of Kelowna by just over a minute in the men’s race.Third was Chad Reid of Kelowna.Ron Sherman of Nelson was the top local finisher in 10th spot. read more