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Miscellaneous observations, recommendations, issues and what-have- yous worth considering or not this week in Nelson.
Starving Ethiopians When I was a
Stores are unable to issue tax receipts
child if I didn’t finish my dinner my
for donations. Customers who require
mother would admonish and shame
tax receipts are encouraged to donate
me: “What about the starving Ethio-
directly to the Canadian Red Cross.
pians?” I didn’t know who Ethiopians
$2/$5 – it’s not very much out of the
were or what starvation was. As an
pocket of someone who can afford to
adolescent I would sometimes respond
have wine with her meal.
with insolence: “send them my mashed potatoes, I’m full!” ‘I’m full’ – what a
Dog Days: A warning worth repeating.
luxury – then and now. The Horn of
Don’t please, please, please DON’T
Africa is in a famine crisis. That crisis
leave your dog in your car in the heat.
is compounded by rebel factions that
Never mind that you parked in the
affect the delivery of aid. I stopped by
shade. Never mind that you cracked
a couple of banks in town to make a
the window down. Never mind that you
donation. No banks that I visited were
left a bowl of water on the floor. Tem-
collecting. Then I saw a news release
peratures inside that vehicle can reach
in the Nelson Daily News online. People
76.6 degrees Celsius. Don’t, just don’t,
can help support Red Cross drought
not even for 5 minutes.
relief efforts in the Horn of Africa (which includes Somalia, Kenya, Dji-
Yum: Fabulous food to check out
bouti, Ethiopia and Uganda) by making
in Nelson and area. RAW RAW RAW.
donations at the BC Liquor store in the
Nelson use to have a raw food eatery
West Kootenay, or any of the 197 BC
at the corner of Front and Lake streets.
Liquor Stores located in communities
Though no new business has opened to
across BC. Until Thursday, Sept.15,
replace it, raw food options can still be
customers are able to make donations
found. Kootenay Co-op and Dominion
of $2 or $5 – or multiples thereof – at
Café on Baker Street both have some
all BC Liquor Store checkouts. All pro-
raw food items and can likely help con-
vincial donations will be matched by
nect you with suppliers.
the Government of Canada. BC Liquor
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When Amber Donaldson of Denver,
While music was the main focus of
Colorado heard the heavy bass and
the festival – after all, the festival’s
music starting up on Thursday after-
mission statement is “it’s all about
noon, she nearly jumped out of her
the people on the dancefloor,” – many
other things added to this year’s
“I was already having so much fun
event. The Shambhala merchandise
even without music on and now that
store hosted a weekend-long costume
it has started, I don’t know if I can
exchange, gardens and artwork added
stand it!” exclaimed the first-time
colour to the downtown core, a ferris
Shambhala-er, who came from the
wheel entertained festival-goers, and
U.S. to attend the festival with four
Shambassadors provided information
to travellers at Shambassy locations in
The Shambhala Music Festival ran
Nelson (Our Glass) and Salmo (across
from Wednesday, August 3 (the day
from the Dragonfly Café) on the days
the gates officially opened) to Sunday,
leading up to the festival. A highlight
August 7. The music stared on Thurs-
of the weekend was an aerial photo
day afternoon and didn’t let up until
that was taken on Saturday. Over 700
early Monday morning, which suited
festival-goers stood in the formation of
the electronic-music loving crowd just
a heart on the ground, while a photo-
grapher took photos from above.
There was no shortage of music for
It has been quite the year for the
festival-goers, who had six individually
Shambhala Music Festival. They were
themed stages to explore: Pagoda,
voted Best Large Festival in the world
Fractal Forest, The Village, Rock Pit,
at the annual Breakspoll Awards in
Living Room and The Labyrinth.
London, England in March 2011, and
As usual, the Shambhala line-up
are the #35 most visible music festival
included a star-studded cast of the
of any genre in Google searches world-
world’s top DJ’s and producers. This
year, crowds were treated to big acts
In addition, tickets for this year’s
like Skrillex, Stanton Warriors, Far Too
festival sold out in record time. If you
Loud, Flux Pavilion, Excision, Datsik,
didn’t have a ticket by May 26th, you
Udachi, A Skillz and Ursula 1000.
weren’t going to Shambhala.
aldson when asked what her favourite
Production Manager Corrine Zawaduk.
sets were. “The next DJ was late, so
“The atmosphere was very positive and
he played an extra 10 minutes, it was
relatively calm. The stages and artwork
great. Mimosa was incredible. I also
turned out beautifully, we had a great
hung out in the Fractal Forest a lot. It’s
crew of volunteers and staff. We couldn’t
such an amazing place.”
have asked for a better weekend.”
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paralysis on Wednesday, August 17 with Jumpstart! with author Anne
wood? Is it hard? Cool? There’s a bowl
DeGrace. Learn tips and exercises to
of something that looks like candy on
get you out of the starting gate and
the table. When you place one in your
onto the page. Find out what makes
mouth, what does it taste like?
a good story, how to get the most out
Now, put someone else in the room
of your characters, how to be a good
who you would never expect to see
eavesdropper and more. Great writing
there in a million years. How did
exercises to take home.
that person get there? And what on
Here’s one to start:
earth will you talk about? Use some-
Think of a place you have once lived,
thing about the space—how it looks,
or a place you don’t live in but know
smells, sounds, feels, even tastes—as
very well. Write down everything you
a jumping-off point and see where it
can think of about that place: how
you get from room to room, what’s
This exercise is geared at putting char-
on the floor, the walls. Now, think
acter firmly in a scene before the scene
about the time of day: what is the
takes off. It asks you to consider the five
light like? What time of year is it? Is
senses, something every writer must
it cool inside, or hot? Can you see
keep in mind all of the time.
snow through the windows, or leaves? What does it smell like? Is it dinnertime? Was the compost taken out? Does someone who wears perfume
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live there? What are the sounds you hear? Now, sit on a chair. What does the fabric feel like? Or is it made of
How many artists are involved and with so many around here, how do you go about choosing which artists are involved?
what we have done this year is have
There are 26 artists in total. There
venue - some have more than one.
is a call for applications where artists
How long would you need to do the ArtWalk?
put their portfolios in and the Arts Council has an independent jury who
one run that started July 22. There are specific artists at each venue, not necessarily with one artist with each
It depends on how much time you
decides which artists are involved.
like to linger. You could probably get
What are the range of artistic styles involved this year?
it done in an hour if you were doing it at a quick pace. You don’t have to
There is a wide variety . You get a
do it all in one day. You can pick up a
lot of the traditional landscape - with
brochure which has a map in it and do
the area we live in there is a lot of
it at your own pace. The easiest place
inspiration. There is contemporary,
to get a brochure is at Touchstones.
abstract, surrealist. There are 17 venues in total in the downtown core.
The Nelson and District Arts Coun-
Do the shows rotate or is there one specific artist to one venue?
cil has more information on their
In past years they have rotated but
website at www.NDAC.ca or on their facebook page.
confident and strong and feeling good about yourself in your clothes. Even in our little town of Nelson I have
If I had one wish it would be a wish
spoken with girls attending middle
for change. The last time I was in
school and high school who are expe-
Toronto, I was chatting with my teenage cousin. She wanted to talk about how hard it is, nowadays, being a 13 year-old girl in high school. The main
riencing the same issues. No matter where you go, what city, what town, girls are really struggling with media and societal pressure. These issues were in my high school,
issue at hand was the way young 2011.
but not this bad. We never worried
What went wrong? What happened
about what we looked like. I was weird
and I was okay with that. I surrounded
to women being strong, confident, girl power.
myself with music, friends and teach-
sexy yet, not trashy? When did all this
Hilton and wait for it....TEEN MOM on
change and when did society become
MTV. It’s sad that our young ladies
Sharing more with my cousin, she
ers who inspired me everyday. Like
okay with this?
are growing up amidst these nega-
told me that if you want to freely
I said, if I had one wish, it would be
Thanks to media, the message to
tive influences. On one hand I gotta
express your style, girls make fun of
for girls to be successful, educated,
young girls is to use your body to
give it to Lady GaGa. I am not a fan of
you. She said that in her school girls
strong-willed and determined.
find a man to take care of you. Media
her music, per say, but if you listen to
have to have long hair, push up bras,
If you see or talk to a girl who is feel-
portrays that “sexy” translates into
the messages in her songs, she sings
lots of bronzer and only namebrand
ing down, or working through some of
scant clothing, thin, no cellulite, and
about loving yourself and who you
clothes. She told me she is glad she
these issues, take the time and talk
flaunting your chest...no ideals. There
are no matter what. She expresses
doesn’t look like them. She confided
to her. Go for a tea. Go thrifting. Do
is something truly wrong with this!!!
herself through her style and I can
that it is hard when it’s all around
something together. We all know how
Who are our young girls looking up
respect that. When I was young we
you. It hurts, but she holds her head
hard it is growing up. Why not be
to? Who are their role models? If you
had Cyndi Lauper (my favourite of
up and walks away from it. I tell her
someone a young girl can look up to!
look at what’s popular in television
all time) Madonna, Tiffany, Courtney
all the time, that expressing yourself
and music there is Kesha, the cast of
Love, heck even the Spice Girls were
does not mean showing your whole
Jersey Shore, Lindsay Lohan, Paris
promoting being a strong woman and
body. You can be sexy just by being
Until next time kitty cats, ~Robin Burton Fashion Columnist
Flies to Quebec - Part I Being in a band is often crazy. About five months ago, my francophone drummer Mailik Mourah declared he was applying for a “cultural exchange” grant to send Almanak to play a show in Quebec. I’ve been in bands long enough to be suspicious of drummer-organized gigs - but the months passed and soon I forgot all about it. (In fact, I booked an opening slot for Wax Mannequin at The Royal in the interim, one of my favourite artists ever, which you should see Thursday.) It was with great surprise he announced, with three weeks before the show, that we would be flown to Nelson’s “French Sister City”, Baie St. Paul, courtesy of The Nelson Francophone Association and our Quebecois hosts. The travel and hotels would all be paid for, plus a modest show fee. Mouth agape, I quickly Googled this small Quebec city, nestled on the banks of the St. Laurence River.... To my delight, a picturesque setting awaits; Baie St. Paul is one the oldest cities in North America, and it turns out my sister has vacationed there thrice. Frantic text and phone messages ensued, booking time off work, and trying to ensure all band members were available. Alas, our lead guitar player was crew chief of a Creston cherry ranch and unavailable! What to do?! I turned to the next logical solution, phoning our old bass player, Rob Leishman, now residing on the coast. It made sense, sort of, since we still play songs he helped write...only...he had to play guitar for this outing. He took the task to heart, buying a new guitar, and practicing lead guitar lines to a show we recorded six months ago. After one rehearsal, so far, I can proudly say we will be great ambassadors of the diverse musical sound that abounds in our Queen City. We
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even had a couple of Quebecois tourists come to the door to tell us how much they loved our songs! A good omen? With the warm glow of amplifiers over heating my rehearsal space, and the echo of feedback ringing in my ears, Almanak ventures west, into a 98% Frenchspeaking-only city, armed only with our original songs, and our belief we can win the crowd over. Wish us luck..... ~Nelson From Nelson
J. BOOGIE San Francisco resident DJ/producer J-Boogie has challenged the boundaries of music across genres, styles, languages and borders throughout his 20 year career. He speaks to his listeners, integrating musical genres like downtempo, hip-hop, dub, soul, reggae, funk, latin, afro-beat, bhangra, dancehall, disco, dubstep, electro and house music. J-Boogie has earned himself worldwide success and a global fan base spinning DJ sets in countries like Colombia, India, Japan, and Spain, traveling in both the club and festival scene. He’s been a featured artist at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot, Outside Lands, Treasure Island Festival, Earthdance, Harmony Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Lighting in a Bottle, Sundance, Winter Music Conference, SXSW, Power to the Peaceful, the 2010 Winter Olympics plus tours with Bassnectar, Spearhead, Herbaliser and Widespread Panic. Incorporating musicians and vocalists into a live band/DJ fusion set, J-Boogie has truly re-defined the concept of what it is to be a DJ. He brings this style to life with his band “Dubtronic Science” featuring a full horn section, Latin percussionists and MC’s. Performing as a solo DJ or with the full band, J-Boogie is always guaranteed to get the party started. Hear for yourself and interact with J-Boogie online:
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Oldtyme Revue Kootenay Co-Op Radio and Radiant
Audio invite everyone to
Cattle Annie will be bringing her
West Oldtyme Revue on Friday, August
Crooked Corral to round up the night.
12 at 7:00 p.m. at the historic Hume
This 5 piece Nelson based band play
Room in Nelson’s Hume Hotel.
some hot cowboy jazz and western
dust will be flying with three different
swing straight out of the 1930s as well
acts to entertain you and get yer toes
as some boot stompin’ old tyme fiddle
So saddle up your pygmy
tunes and Bluegrass that complements
pony and get ready for some fresh
their talented lineup which of course
sounds from the past as we
includes Cattle Annie on lead vocals,
duce y’all to two stellar bands from
trumpet and accordion. Cactus Cat
southern Saskatchewan and showcase
McGrath on mandolin, accordion &
some of our finest local country/roots
vocals. Ranger Craig Korth on guitar
artists from the West Kootenay region.
and banjo and Jumpin’ Genie on fiddle
At 7:30 pm Kacy & Clayton will be
and Gut Bucket Giff on bass.
setting the tone for the evening with
This band was formed in 2009 and
some amazing sounds for a duo who
have quickly made waves here in the
are only 14 & 16 years of age. Raised
local scene as well as touring region-
in the musical tradition of
ally. A debut recording is in the works.
Wood Mountains Upland
The Wild West Old Tyme Revue is
southern Saskatchewan and men-
for all ages with food and beverages
tored by a family with 5 generations
of country blues and rural folk music
at 7 pm with the first act on at 7:30.
Doors are open
blood. Their stage presence
Ti are $10-15 sliding scale for Adults,
and poise will surely impress even the
$5 for Youth 11-18. Kids 10 and under
most fickle music critic.
free. Tickets only available at the door.
Breezing in from the range, The Hard Ramblers will bring their
kickin’ outlaw bluegrass sounds to the stage from their home in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Comprised of three musicians with a common love for oldtyme and bluegrass, they will impress you with their knowledge of traditional
bluegrass as well as the
creativity and energy of their originals. Former Cracker-Cat Eliza Doyle holds down the claw hammer banjo with partner Jody Weger pickin’ up
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a storm on guitar and former Barley Wik bassist Paula McGuigan anchoring their sound on the upright Bass. They are touring their new album Way
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Leo (July 23-Aug 22)
Aquarius (Jan. 21- Feb. 19)
Listen to the advice given by those with experience. Don’t let someone take the credit for a job you did. Do what’s best for the people you love most. Try to avoid being extravagant this week. Your lucky day this week will be Tuesday.
Be sure to spend time helping children with projects that are too difficult for them to accomplish alone. You will gain new friends if you get involved in environmental issues. Your lucky day this week will be Saturday.
Virgo (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23)
Pisces (Feb. 20-Mar. 20)
Don’t let any money slip through your fingers this week. You can clear up important legalities and sign contracts this week. Your lucky day this week will be Thursday.
Talking to those you trust and respect will help you sort out any problems. Changes in your home may be alarming at first. Your lucky day this week will be Friday.
Libra (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23)
Aries (Mar. 21- April 20)
Be diplomatic but stem when it comes to giving of yourself. You can make professional changes and direct your energy into making all the right moves. Go after your goals. Your lucky day this week will be Thursday.
You will be in the mood to socialize. You can make extra money. Rewards will be yours if you put in the overtime. You may be sensitive concerning friends and their situations. Your lucky day this week will be Monday.
Scorpio (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)
Taurus (Apr. 21- may 21)
Call a good friend.You will be able to get to the bottom of things this week. You may have difficulties while traveling or problems dealing with close friends or relatives. Your lucky day this week will be Saturday.
Avoid overspending on items for your home. Entertainment could cost you more than you expect. Don’t let someone take the credit for a job you did. Your lucky day this week will be Wednesday.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21)
Gemini (May 22-June 21)
You should be raising your self esteem and confidence in order to promote your work. You will be accident prone if you aren’t careful this week. Your persuasive nature will win the heart of someone you’ve had your eye on. Your lucky day this week will be Monday
You are best to travel or attend lectures or seminars. You may be experiencing emotional turmoil in regard to your mate. You should look into a healthier diet. Upgrading at this point is not a bad plan. Your lucky day this week will be Wednesday.
Capricorn (Dec 22.- Jan. 20)
Cancer (June 22-July 22)
Your lover will be extremely sensitive and now will not be a good time to make changes. You may want to take a serious look at your goals and objectives. You can learn a great deal if you listen to those who are older or more experienced. Your lucky day this week will be Tuesday.
Uncertainties about your personal life are probable. Don’t be too quick to judge others. Anger may cause you grief; control your temper and try to sit back and calm down. Your lucky day this week will be Monday. ~www.starlightastrology.com
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Jokes of the Week After losing another tooth, young Timmy became more curious about the mysterious tooth fairy.
Finally, putting two and two together, he came right out and asked his mother, “Mom, are you the tooth fairy?”
Can you name three brands
Assuming he was old enough to hear the truth, she replied, “Yes Timmy, I am.”
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the temperature centigrade
increases by 10 degrees, by how much does the temperature Fahrenheit increase?
But as he headed for the door, he slowly turned back toward his mother with a curious look on his face and said, “Wait a minute mom. How do you get into the other kids’ houses?”
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the world’s longest coastline,
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The Bears Drunk Ukraine’s Environment Minister Mykola Zlochevsky vowed on Wednesday to free all bears kept in restaurants for entertainment purposes and often forced to drink alcohol, Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday. Captured and tamed bears were often used for entertainment in the Russian Empire, which included Ukraine, turning the animal into a national symbol. The practice appears to have also survived Ukraine’s emergence from Soviet rule, but Zlochevsky said it was inhumane and unacceptable today.
“On television, they keep showing bears suffering in restaurants and roadside hotels,” Interfax quoted him as saying. “How long can we tolerate animal torture in restaurants where drunken guests make bears drink vodka for laughs?” Zlochevsky said his ministry was building a large enclosure in a wildlife sanctuary where it would place about 80 bears it planned to liberate. ~www.reuters.com
Man Tries To Build Reactor In Kitchen
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A Swedish man was arrested after he tried to build a nuclear reactor in his kitchen and documented his efforts on the Internet, authorities and the man said Thursday. Richard Handl, 31, from Angelholm in southern Sweden, gathered materials including smoke detectors, clock and watch hands via purchases on the Internet. “I was just curious to see if it was possible, it is just a hobby,” said Handl, currently unemployed but previously a worker in a ventilation systems factory. He documented his efforts on a blog and his Facebook page. He got as far as mixing some ingredients on a cooker -- americum, radium, beryllium and 96 percent sulphuric acid. “The boiling explosion was about
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3 or 4 months ago and the police came two weeks ago,” he said. After the incident, which he tagged “The Meltdown” on his blog, he said he “cleaned up the mess on the cooker and then I bought some more radium and continued the experiment.” The Radiation Safety Authority said in a statement, the authorities raided Handl’s flat on July 20 after hearing that he was handling nuclear materials in an unsafe way. Handl reported the raid laconically on his website, writing “Project canceled!” He was detained and shortly after freed. “I am still a suspect for crime against the radiation safety law,” he said. ~www.reuters.co
the middle of the road, scratching themselves or sleeping. Sometimes you can get the attention of these canines with a loud honk – it’s like telling pigeons
Sandra Hartline was born in California, but has lived in Nelson since 1981. She has contributed to the Canadian Press, the Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province as well as arts and literary magazines. She enjoys hiking, gardening, walking her dog and looking for the quirky and unusual in this part of the world.
on Baker Street to get a move on – but like the pigeons, the dogs of Blewett
Dogs in Blewett
where it first started tagging along. Even then, she had to knock on several of
can take their time. With some of these doggies, leaning on the horn does not work. Since letting sleeping dogs lie in this case is not a good idea, you might have to get out of the car and personally tell the pooch to get a move on. Then there’s the Blewett dog that doesn’t appear to know where its home is. A friend of mine says a Blewett tail-wagger followed her for a kilometre or two and she ended up putting the dog in her car and taking it back to the point doors to locate the doggie’s permanent home. You have to wonder why these dogs seem to enjoy such a casual, laid-back
Driving through Blewett is a bit of an adventure. For one thing, there are all
or mellow (some would say dim-witted) lifestyle. Maybe it has something to do
those curves, scenic views of the Bonnington Dam and funky farmhouses along
with the relative lack of traffic, the peacefulness and quiet beauty of the area
the way to wherever you might be going. Old bridge pilings for the old Taghum
they live in. Being dogs, they are unconcerned by several decades of minimal
bridge, with no bridge, wildflowers and the occasional family of ground squirrels
development and the passage of time. In any case, it’s a good idea to slow down and enjoy the neighborhood when
on the side of the road. Then, there are the dogs. I’m referring to those Blewett dogs that like to enjoy the sunshine by lying in
A Firefighters Worst Nightmare
you’re driving through Blewett!
TOTAL NETWORK CARE PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE ON DEMAND AND EMERGENCY IT SERVICES TRAINING INDEPENDENT ADVICE AND CONSULTATION
It happened in Nelson, Thursday, August 4, 2011; the on duty acting
Captain received a call from his frantic wife that she and their two children were involved in a serious car crash west of Nelson near the Taghum bridge. Although she reported that they were all okay the Captain could hear his children screaming and crying in the back ground. Shortly thereaf-
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ter the fire dispatch center received numerous calls reporting a serious car crash involving two vehicles and at least six patients. Both the acting Captain and on duty Firefighter responded to the scene in Engine 2. Fire Chief
614 Front St., Nelson BC V1L 4B7 250.505.5220 email@example.com www.paxxcomputers.com
Simon Grypma also responded to the scene in Command 1. Chief Grypma arrived on scene and assumed Incident Command reporting the initial scene assessment to the responding units and fire dispatch. Police were also on scene directing the busy highway traffic.
Both vehicles involved
in the incident had left the road and one was mounted precariously on the train tracks obstructing rail traffic. Fire dispatch was requested to contact CP Rail’s emergency line to stop all rail traffic that may have been traveling through the area. Engine 2 was then directed to assess the vehicle on the shoulder of the road where the Captain’s wife and 2 children were located in the second vehicle on the highway shoulder. The Captain attended to his wife’s cuts and bruises while the Firefighter attended to the 4 occupants of the minivan. Within minutes of the fire department members arriving on the scene BC Ambulance arrived and also attended to the patients. After the initial assessments of the 7 patients, and the condition of both vehicles it was clear that a major tragedy had been averted. Initial reports indicate that the minivan had crossed the centre line and side swiped the car driven by the Captain’s wife. Her quick reaction to the oncoming vehicle averted a head on crash. The Captain’s wife and 2 children were transported to Kootenay Lake Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries. One patient from the second vehicle also attended at the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. A heartfelt thank you is extended to all the emergency responders that attended the scene and provide assistance patients involved in this incident. This is a firefighters worst nightmare and during my 35 years with the department I know all too well the gut wrenching number of times that first responders working in small communities respond to their own family emergencies. As the Chief I am very proud to see and report the actions of our firefighters during these incidents.
~ Chief Simon ~ Grypma
Community Bulletin Board Full Listings at www.kootenayquickshot.ca Send your community event announcement to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help spread the word! KCDS Workshop Schedule
Discover Nelson Photo Contest
August 16, 9 a.m. -3 p.m.
Open to all visitors to Nelson and
Using Social Media with Job Search
residents re-discovering Nelson.
August 18, 9a.m. - 12 p.m.
Photo submissions will be accepted
Ace Your Interview
until Sunday, August 28. To submit
August 23 & 25 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
photo: Drop off a printed photo at
the Visitor Centre/Chamber, 225 Hall Street, emal:
St. Saviour’s Anglican Church
email@example.com or post
Ward & Silica, Nelson
on Twitter @DiscoverNelson
For more info: 250.352.3433
Columbia Basin Cultural Tour Saturday Aug. 13 11 a.m.- 5p.m.
Presentation on Memorial Stained
August 19 - August 22
Glass Windows 2 p.m.
Participants can submit a film,
Columbia Basin Cultural Tour
poetry, theatre, song, painting,
Sunday August 14 1 p.m - 5 p.m.
sculpture, dance—any type of
Presentation on Memorial Stained
artist expression. $25 entry fee
Glass Windows 2 p.m. Self Guided
with money to support individu-
Tour Daily except Sunday until
als affected by HIV/AIDS. Show-
September 2, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
case August 26. For more infor-
Art Slam - ANKORS
mation, or to register, contact Summer Teen Programs Nelson
Carmen or Brahm at aids-walk@
Library 3:30 - 5 p.m.
ankors.bc.ca or 250.505.5506.
Writing Workshop August 17 Drop In. Snacks & Prizes. FMI
Bokashi Composting Workshop
firstname.lastname@example.org or 352.8259
Saturday, August 13 1 p.m.
Sparkle & Shine Fundraiser Sale Tuesday, August 23 7 p.m. Above REo’s Video 607 Front St. In support of Nelson Community Services Centre
Cottonwood Herbal Demonstration Garden. Cottonwood Park. Discover Scuba Free Sunday, August 14 Salmo Pool 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Dance & Spanish Camp for Kids & Teens
Fore more info: 250.505.6027
FMI Contact Jen: 250.509.0633
Boomtown Sports Inc (BSI) not only makes great skis we also install gas or electric engines on bikes of your choice. ily n da Ope , Sun 11-4 0 9-5:3
Huge selection to choose from or we can order the bike you want. Sports trades are welcome Bike tune-ups from $20
AFFORDABLE RECREATION 510 Hall St.
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