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‘Road unsafe’

Family demands better service after ambulance couldn’t drive up snowy road; Yellowhead Road and Bridge says it meets government standards by Chris Shepherd

Top of the ladder New fire chief achieves decades old goal of heading fire department. PAGE 3

A family wants improved plow service for their North Shore road after an ambulance couldn’t drive to their home to pick up a 72-year-old man who had slipped and cracked his ribs when walking down the same road. Michael Jinjoe is at home with three cracked ribs and a bruised kidney says his son, Jonathan Jinjoe. The son is concerned for his parents’ safety because an ambulance couldn’t drive 250 metres up Boyer Road on Thursday, Jan. 31. He’s demanding the province change their road clearing standards to improve safety. “If he was having a heart attack he wouldn’t be around,” Jonathan Jinjoe says. “It’s to the point where their lives, as

seniors, are in danger.” Provincial regulations say six inches of snow is acceptable on a road like Boyer Road, says Kevin Higgins, general manager of Yellowhead Road and Bridge (YRB)–Kootenay. His company has the provincial contract to maintain highways and roads in the region. “We have many roads that are like Boyer Road in the area. They’re small. They’re steep. They’re down to one lane. They’re windy and they have few residents on them.” There are five families that live along Boyer Road. On the night in question, there was about two inches of snow, says Chris Mason, superintendent for B.C. Ambulance’s West Kootenay region. The ambulance couldn’t make it up the hill and before the

crew could put on chains, the North Shore Volunteer Fire Department arrived. The ambulance hitched a ride with the fire fighters to the Jinjoe home where they put him on a stretcher and used Michael Jinjoe’s vehicle to drive back down to the highway. They then transferred him to their ambulance and took him to Kootenay Lake Hospital. Mason estimates there was a 10-minute delay because of the road conditions. He also said partnerships with organizations like the North Shore Volunteer Fire Department ensure ambulance crews can get anywhere they’re needed. That isn’t good enough for Jonathan Jinjoe. He’s sent a letter to the Ministry of Transportation asking for a review of YRB’s performance and better standards for clearing the road.

Skate park encouraged Meeting generates notion to blend skate park and arboretum by Chris Shepherd

Hospital humour Health care professionals and other Nelson figures mosey into western comedy. PAGE 8

Editorial..............5 Street Talk............5 Crossword...........10 A&E....................8 Classifieds...........12

The latest meeting on an outdoor skate park in Nelson generated a surprising idea: blend the skate park and the arboretum in Lakeside Park. The Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skate Park Society (KLOSPS) held a public meeting on Saturday, Feb. 9 to gather public input on two locations council asked them to consider. One would replace the City’s tree nursery beside the tennis courts and the other would replace the arboretum, located beside the soccer fields. The two locations were

in addition to the original location near the Nelson and District Community Complex and below Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill. Rob McRory spoke at the meeting and explained the significance of the arboretum, created by the B.C.’s professional foresters association. The arboretum features local shrubs and trees and McRory said thousands of volunteer hours and $80,000 in in-kind donations went into the small park. After his presentation, the roughly 60 people, including five City councillors, discussed options. The City’s nursery was strongly


defended by a City gardner, who asked if there was a plan to move the nursery. Councillor Gord McAdams said there wasn’t, but admitted it could be moved. That option didn’t seem widely popular and a question about whether the skate park could be blended in with the arboretum met with some encouragment. McRory was willing to discuss the prospect and the meeting ended with Tom Hierck, a representative from KLOSPS promising to bring the results of the meeting to council and added he hoped for a decision by the end of the month.



A member of the Kootenay HipNotic Tribe dances at the What in the World is Nelson Doing event on Friday, Feb. 8 at the Prestige Lakeside. Several hundred people gathered to see what different Nelson organizations are doing to promote global equality.


February 13, 2008


Chocolate crazy Cocoa-Nut Lounge caters to the sweet tooth and night hawk in Nelson by Chris Shepherd Nelson has several options for night hawks looking for a bar at night, says the owner of Nelson’s newest lounge, but if it’s a quiet place to chat and nibble on something sweet, there were few options. Laura Johnson opened the Cocoa-Nut Lounge, 116 Vernon St., to change all that. Johnson opens the lounge at 2 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 12 p.m. on Saturday, and doesn’t close until midnight. The lounge does not open on Mondays. Johnson said she realized there was something missing from Nelson’s night life when she and her friends would leave a movie and not have anywhere quiet to hang out. Bars are good for some moods, she says, but the lounge is geared towards conversation and, very importantly, sweets. Almost everything in the Cocoa-Nut Lounge features chocolate (the carrot cake, for example, has white chocolate in its cream cheese frosting). The speciality of the house, concocted by

Laura Johnson and the Bittersweet Symphony.

Johnson and a friend, is the Bittersweet Symphony. The symphony is a


chocolate cake filled with milk- and whitechocolate chunks and a smooth dark chocolate

frosting. It’s as good as it sounds. Johnson makes all the baked goods from scratch and are wheat free. She even offers a few dairy-free and gluten-free items as well. She offers a selection of beverages including seven varieties of hot chocolate. To enjoy these delicacies, Johnson has created a comfortable lounge where comfortable chairs and couches are accompanied by spot lighting and small lamps. “It’s just a comfortable place to come,” Johnson says. “It’s almost a home away from home. Somewhere you can chat with friends and eat something good.” The lounge also has some board games and books scattered around, should the mood strike the guests. The book collection varies depending on the day, Johnson has noticed. Some customers may borrow a book and leave another one behind, a casual feature that adds to the lounge’s ambience. The lounge has artwork on the walls – water colours by Norm Watts – and Johnson is scheduling live music as well, starting with Geoffry Lundstrom on Friday, Feb. 29. She encourages musicians looking for a quiet venue to play to call her at 352-3731.

Men are the big spenders on Valentine’s Day There are many opinions as to who was the original Valentine, with the most popular theory being an ancient Roman clergyman. This chap was executed for secretly marrying couples, although that hardly seems a crime worth losing your head over. Pope Gelasius set aside February 14 in AD 496, to honour the newly appointed St. Valentine. Throughout the centuries, February 14 became a time to exchange love messages and St. Valentine became the patron saint of lovers everywhere. In the 1840s, Esther Howland of Massachusetts is credited for creating the first valentine cards. This mother of the North American Valentine never married (somewhat ironic) and her early cards are now collector’s items. Now, on to the 21st century. Ladies, even though the man in your life may have just spent a fortune hosting his buddies for Superbowl Sunday (just so they could check out the commercials on the new HDTV), he plans on making it up to you today. Historically, men have been the big kahunas when it comes to spending money for Valentine’s Day. In fact, men will shell out

Joyce Jackson

approximately $164 compared to the roughly $85 the ladies will spend on their male counterparts. So, what kind of gifts can you expect to receive this year? Flowers, especially roses, are still the number one choice for cupid’s special day. Valentine’s cards, luscious chocolates, an evening out, jewellery and clothing (hopefully lingerie) follow this. In total, almost $17.2 billion will be spent for this Valentine’s Day. This figure is up from 2007 but, interestingly, many retailers do not predict jingling cash registers. Instead, the majority predict than on-line sales will increase over 2007 for Valentine’s Day purchases. To enhance this prediction, many retailers are planning on e-mail promotions to their customers. Putting the ‘E’ back in Eros, if you will.

Joyce Jackson is the owner of Lonnie’s for Her and Him and an executive member of the Nelson Business Association.

New Nelson counsellor ready to help TAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

Money Honey

Counselling has something for everyone and provides support for a wide range of emotional, behavioural, relationship and mental health issues, says Kathie Robertson, the owner of a new private counselling practice in Nelson. Robertson sees her job as giving people the opportunity to tap into their emotions, manage their symptoms, develop goals, and build skills for coping and resolving personal struggles. People can work on changing self-defeating thoughts and behaviours which will result in making positive choices and changes in their lives. Counselling is an opportunity to connect with another individual, to explore thoughts and feelings and to begin to find inner strength. Robertson’s approach to therapy is holistic, encompassing the thoughts, emotions, physical health, nutrition, and relationships of the individual. She uses a variety of treatment approaches, ranging from cognitive behavioural therapy to solutionfocused therapy to attachment-oriented interventions to her most recent training in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), a nondrug, non-hypnosis procedure method. Robertson offers counseling for adults and teens. She also offers telephone counselling for those wishing to receive ongoing support, but where circumstances of distance and access to services are factors that make in-person counseling sessions difficult. Robertson can be contacted at 1-866-525-7945 or by e-mail at

Briefly Feldenkrais workshop

Saturday, Feb. 16, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Moving Centre, 533A Baker St. for $45 A lifetime of injuries adds compensations we are not even aware of. For example, if we break a leg we shift our weight to our other leg. We become used to walking like this even when our leg is healed. Over time our joints start to hurt and our range of motion gets less. We believe these aches and pains are a natural part of aging? But are they? This workshop will bring to your awareness these unnecessary habits and help you chose more efficient and pleasurable ways of moving. The lessons are not boring, repetitive or stressful They wake up your curiosity. Call Susan Grimble at 353-9631 or e-mail her at for more information.


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Teamwork led new fire chief to job Simon Grypma takes top position after 32 years fighting fires in Nelson by Chris Shepherd Ask Nelson’s new fire chief how he started down the road to become a fire fighter and he’ll tell you about getting his first aid certification, about being on ski patrol at local ski hills and about volunteering with the Nelson fire department. But if you push him he might tell you about the time when, at the age of five, he and a friend had too much time on their hands and started lighting fires. As the head of the Nelson Fire and Rescue Services, Simon Grypma has 32 years of putting out fires behind him. Grypma climbed the ladder – the firefighter’s phrase for getting promoted – from volunteering back in 1977 to his present position. “I’m honoured to be able to make it to this position,” Grypma says. He credits his promotion, replacing Randy Brieter, to all the people he worked with over the past three decades. Fire fighting is a team effort, he says. He’s been a firefighter paramedic, a lieutenant, a training officer and the fire prevention officer over the years. Those positions have given him an extensive knowledge of how the department works.

Briefly Cadets survive the wilds

561 Nelson, 531 Trail, 581 Castlegar and 904 Creston Squadrons of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets recently gathered at Busk Cross Country Ski area in Nelson, where 51 air cadets and 10 instructors spent a weekend camping out. Cadets learnt the importance of building a fire and some of the best methods on construction. They learnt the importance of building a shelter and considerations when constructing a shelter. Cadets had an opportunity to learn how compasses and GPSs are useful tools in a survival situation. Air cadets meet on Thursday nights at the Royal Canadian Legion, 402 Victoria St., from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. For more information on the cadet movement contact Major Marika Szabo at (250) 368-5412 or Sandra Grace at (250) 359-5040.


Simon Grypma has made it to the top of the ladder, as it’s called in the fire fighting world. He was made fire chief of the Nelson Fire Department in January, the culmination of 32 years fighting fires.

There’s also that firefighter from his childhood. A five-year-old Grypma and a friend had too much time on their hands, the fire chief says. The teacher set to run

his kindergarten class unexpectedly died and his Calgary school opted to not run classes for that year. Grypma smiles ruefully at the memory of he and

his friend getting their hands on some matches and starting small fires around the neighbourhood. There wasn’t anything destructive in the acts, but one small blaze turned into a larger one and Grypma isn’t divulging the details. What he will tell is the strong impression the firefighter who came to give them heck left on him. He was a “great, big burley firefighter” and he got out of the fire engine to chastise Grypma and his friend. The man was huge, as was his moustache. That experience didn’t lead Grypma to want to be a firefighter right away, but he suspects there was lasting effect that may have played a role when he first volunteered for the fire department. Grypma isn’t planning any great changes for the fire department. He plans on shifting some resources to give a greater emphasis to fire prevention. Given the heightened risk of forest fires, the precaution is needed, Grypma says. He’s looking forward to the official opening of the new fire training centre at Selkirk College in the spring. That’s a facility that will allow firefighters to receive more comprehensive training that will keep them safe in the future, he says.

Local buyers power housing market

Real estate board study shows majority of purchases by locals rich province as home. Mason says the report The notion that rich is encouraging. Calgarians are buying “I think, within the up Nelson’s property city itself, it’s healthy. is a myth, according to We’re supplemented by the latest stats from the other regions, but not Kootenay Real Estate dependent on them.” Board. Mason says that means “The lion’s share [of I think, within the housing market buyers] are from here,” the city itself, it’s shouldn’t be adversely says Ian Mason, execuaffected by the economy tive officer for the real healthy. We’re in other parts of Canada estate board and also a supplemented by or even the U.S. City of Nelson council- other regions, but The report, released lor. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, not dependent on For property sold withalso looked at the averin Nelson for 2006 and them. age selling price in vari2007, 62 per cent of the Ian Mason, executive ous communities. buyers were from Nelson officer of the Kootenay Nelson’s rural areas or the surrounding rural Real Estate Board are at the top of the area, Mason says. price heap, with an Albertans made up 11 per cent of average property going for $399,823. buyers in 2006 and 12 per cent in Behind that, Kaslo came in at an aver2007. age $330,556; Castlegar, $320,847; and For rural properties, the majority Nelson proper at $323,552. of buyers were still from Nelson or The real estate board collected the surrounding rural area, making up information from its 388 members for roughly 50 per cent of buyers for 2006 the past two years. Of the 4,400 sales and 2007. More Albertans bought rural in 2007, the board was able to collect properties outside Nelson’s city limits, information on the buyer origin for Mason noted. For 2006 and 2007, 20 4,300 reports, so Mason is confident per cent of buyers registered the oil- the data is accurate.

by Chris Shepherd



February 13, 2008


Study supplied plans carefully We purchased an engineered floor system package from our local building supply company. Last night I was studying the floor and beam plans provided with the package and saw a note that said “beam support by others.” What does this mean? Most folks do not see these fine print notes or gloss over their significance if they do read them in passing. Here are some points about the package you purchased. Likely, the engineer who designed your floor system actually designed a computer program that responds to certain input data taken from your floor plans and fed to it by a technician. The engineering program bases the floor joist and beam sizes you will need on the actual spans and generic live and dead loads of the floor area taken from your house plans. Interestingly, the engineering program will usually not take into account loads from other sources that are being applied to the floor from parts of the structure above the floor system (i.e.: roof or second floor stick frame loads). This is particularly true if the structure above

Home Front

Bill Lynch, Paul Muntak & Steve Cannon

the floor is not engineered (“stick built”) or if structural components have been designed by another engineering program. Simply put, this floor package will probably not include or take into account “unanticipated” loads from other structural components because the whole house has not been “engineered” by this program, just the floor system. Therefore, because the program is not taking into account unknown loads, the “support” for the engineered floor system is also often disclaimed. This is a good reason not to rely on generic support such as “teleposts” for support of engineered floor and beam systems unless you are sure that the generic posts are capable of carrying the design loads. In a word, “others” is you or whomever you trust to design the support.

Steve, Paul and Bill are building consultants with Lynch Building Inspection Services Ltd. of Nelson. Send questions to Archived copies of Home Front can be found at www.lynchinspection.

Trades program on a roll CHRIS SHEPHERD

Emma Gilbert drops the marble at Selkirk College’s STEP program roller coaster challenge. On Friday, Feb. 8, educators and judges gathered at Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus to view the Skill Trades Exploration Program (STEP) projects. For the fourth year in a row, the STEP students have completed a challenging contest. In previous years, this contest has involved classic projects such as spaghetti bridge building and the egg drop. This year the students, who came from as far away as Prince Edward Island, built model roller coasters. These contests require teamwork and knowledge and application of physics, math and rudimentary trade skills. This women-only program introduces students to each of the trades offered at the Silver King Campus. Students go from program to program gaining hands-on experience in several trades. People interested in more information can contact the admissions office at 1-888-953-1133 or Al Walker at the Silver King Campus.

Aging is not for amateurs

According to Joan Reichardt, aging is not for amateurs. Speaking at February’s Food For Inspiration Lunch Hour Lecture Series at the Nelson Library last Thursday, Reichardt presented an overview of the bad, the good and the ugly of experiences related to life as a senior. Reichardt listed some of the physical losses that the aging process brings but she focused more on the loss of status in the general community that often accompanies seniors, particularly those who appear to be elderly and or frail,

Seniors Saga

George Millar

or those whose financial resources in retirement are truly limited. Programs that used to exist to help such seniors have died due to elimination of government funding for them. Having worked through a list of significant losses that occur,

she asked what is there to look forward to. For starters, seniors don’t have to comply with the demands of parents, teachers and bosses. They’re free to make their own choices When the ugly part is considered, a major factor is the lack of healthcare services and caregivers who understand the needs and limitations of the truly elderly. Reichardt informed us that, in 2007, the average occupancy rate of the Nelson hospital was 117 per cent. Not surprisingly, some of that is due to elderly patients who cannot

function at home but have no long-term alternative to an active treatment bed. What is disconcerting is the fact some in the health care field dismiss such patients with the demeaning term, “bedblockers.” How should younger people prepare for their post-retirement life? Reichardt suggested a healthy lifestyle now and sufficient money to allow protection against loss of status in the future. “Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make misery a lot more comfortable,” Reichardt said.

This column intends to publicize agencies that support seniors’ activities, the lifestyle of interesting seniors, and topics of interest to seniors and those who care about seniors. As well, we – the column and I – will express opinion related to the things, both naughty and nice, that governments and their agencies do to and for seniors. Those opinions will be mine, and not necessarily those of the Express.

Opinions & Letters Could our water waste generate power?

Editorial A way to save the City money (and put some money in your pocket) The City coffers are continually stressed and it’s time the City and citizens work together to remedy that. The staff do a reasonable job keeping the books balanced, but to develop Nelson’s future and put away money for emergencies, a more aggressive approach is needed. The Express suggests the City issue a challenge to its citizens: Come up with ways for us to save money and we’ll share the savings with you. Nelson is a community full of creative and/or practical people. There will undoubtedly be an impressive response of ideas, ideas staff and ultimately council would sift through. The proposals would have to be well thought out and written so as to save staff from having to research facts. The idea that would save the most money would be implemented and the person (or group) who put it forward should get 10 per cent of the first year’s savings. The money should only be paid off retroactively. That way the City wouldn’t pay money it didn’t actually save. This is a solution that would have no losers. The City saves money. The citizens benefit from a flusher municipality and the source of the idea is richer for their brainstorming. As the City looks to replace its aging infrastructure, creative ideas are needed to fund this necessary work and save up for future rainy days. To not be proactive in the matter of planning for Nelson’s future is unforgivable. In raising water rates, today’s council has shown they’re prepared to make decisions that will benefit Nelson in the long term. Here is another way they can do the same.

Fish Heads & Flowers

Flowers - to our Good Samaritan on the hill. Thanks for your generosity of spirit and shoveling prowess. May you be blessed. - Stuck in the snowbank Fish Heads - to all those who clean out their driveways and push all their snow out into the road, making it impossible for others to park.

Flowers - for giving our dog shelter and phoning to let us know when he jumped the fence and got lost. You probably saved his life! Fish Heads - to the people who let their dogs roam free. They chase cars, mess in everyone’s yards and run the deer. - Shame on you

Flowers - to my love, to know your love and be embraced by it again and again. I wake with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. - With love and Gratitude Fish Heads - to the person who stole my hula hoop. I'm sure you don’t care who made it, how long it took, or even what it means to me. I hope you are enjoying it enough to realize I might miss it. Please Bring it back. Flowers - to the woman who bomb-started my car when it died. She was braver than I on the icy roads! Thanks for saving me a tow job! Grateful neighbour

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Dear Editor: I was thinking about the recent publicity regarding the possible privatization of creeks and rivers for power in the region by private owners. I’m not all that informed on the issue, but have a reasonable idea of the advantages and disadvantages of this. From talking with people, I realized we are sitting on hundreds of culverts and pipes of fairly

clean water, just flowing into the lake. Is it possible to put turbines in selected areas around the city where we could harness the abundance of water for power? I have a feeling it would be financially profitable and an oddity of cultural interest that I have never heard of before in any city. Seasonally, roads are dug up and it wouldn’t be

that hard to slip a water generator in many of those pipes. There would be little pollution compared to say a motor boat or jet-ski. Dear editor, in times such as these I feel it is not such a bad idea to do something like this and I think it would make Nelson richer economically and culturally. Joe Bernie, Nelson

Vallican needs a facilitator to heal

Assessments off

Dear Editor: The situation of the Vallican Whole Community Centre in the Slocan Valley divides our community. I am writing in the hopes of calling in big community spirit needed to overcome the impasse. This issue has a lot of do, in my opinion, with the public nature of our non-profits and the community halls. Volunteers put a lot of time and energy into maintaining the community halls. They can get a little possessive of the hall and this is understandable. The original mandate of RARTS to provide training is needed and wanted, I believe, in our community. It is understandable that the Whole School is concerned about the improvements that they have contributed to the Vallican Whole Centre over time. Fundraising and building take time and effort: school parents and staff feel an attachment to these improvements. It is difficult for them to walk away. The Whole School is a huge community asset to us here in the Slocan Valley. Young families move here to attend the school. We need all the young families we can attract. I think we need a community meeting with a trained facilitator to bring out all the issues and possible solutions. Laverne Booth, Winlaw

Dear Editor: In my opinion, B.C. Assessment is helping to create a false economy in this province. The increase in asset values of properties in the Kootenays is inflationary and unreal. All acerages are treated equally whether the terrain is flat or criss-crossed with deep ravines. But we know a flat terrain can be developed and sold for more money than a rugged one with no view and no water readily available. A young couple on a low income owning a large piece of inauspicious land might be forced to sell because taxes are prohibitive. Pensioners on a fixed income might have to abandon a little paradise in the forest because they can’t cope with the tax load. One has the impression that land in the Kootenays at large is treated as suburb land. My prediction is in a few years from now, we will be facing the same problem in Canada as the U.S. is facing presently. Ordinary people will no longer be able to afford a decent home because of extravagant mortgages. Cities will look like ant hills with two or three families crowded in one house because a normal roof over their head is out of reach financially. The least B.C. Assessment could do is reassess its assessment system. Aurelien Dupuis, Nelson

Regional park in Sandon best solution Dear Editor: Hal Wright’s has pointed to the Regional District of Central Kootenay, the Sandon Historical Society and the public as the architects of his discontent (“Trouble in Sandon,” Feb. 23). Wright’s omits the countless hours put in by volunteers, the generous government grants obtained and the public support he once enjoyed. After some dozen years of involvement in Sandon, all I have seen of his efforts is a collection of derelict buses and

the neglect of a partly painted building. The regional heritage park concept is the most creative approach to Sandon in many years. This town is part of the history of this area and our heritage belongs to all of us. Lorna Obermayr (president of the Sandon Historical Society)

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Street Talk Who would you pick to lead the U.S. Democratic Party: Barack Obama or Hillary Rodham Clinton?

I would choose Barack Obama. I think he would be a refreshing change in attitude. Robert Simmerling, Nelson

I’m not sure yet. No matter who wins, what is exciting is both of them have broken barriers unheard of. Brenda Joy, Nelson

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I would choose Barack. It is time for something entirely new. He’s got something new to say and we need to hear it. Susan LeFebour, Sunshine Bay


February 13, 2008


Valentine’s Day is a good reminder to look after your heart conditioning Valentine’s Day: a mass marketed, retail driven, reason to see hearts everywhere. An event designed, to pull at the heartstrings that open your purse strings. Seeing all those hearts, does it remind you of your own heart? Its structure its function, how this amazing pump continuously circulates blood to all your living tissues? The Heart and Stroke foundation denote February as heart month. If you go to their website,, you can

Keeping Fit

Helen Kissinger

take a risk assessment quiz that rates your individual risk factors and then suggest ways to make healthy lifestyle adjustments. The quiz is quite extensive and covers the following risk factors: family history, age ethnicity, activity level, smoking, body mass index, alcohol use, diet, stress levels, diabetes,

cholesterol, blood pressure, oral contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy and pregnancy. You can’t change your family history, age or ethnicity, but everything else on the list is lifestyle related and manageable. Many of the risk factors are interrelated. For example, increasing your activity level can have a positive impact on your blood pressure, stress, diabetes, cholesterol and body mass index (BMI, your body weight in kilograms divided by your height in meters squared.). Eating a healthy diet can help lower your BMI, blood pressure and cholesterol and if you are pre-diabetic, a

healthy diet may help you avoid full-blown diabetes. Let’s face it, a healthy diet doesn’t leave room for high fat, over processed foods, or more than two alcoholic drinks a day. Smoking is an enormous lifestyle risk factor. Quitting may positively affect other risk factors like blood pressure, and if you are taking oral contraceptives, lower your risk in that category. Protect your heart with a healthy diet, exercise and a thorough knowledge of your health markers such as cholesterol ratios, blood pressure, blood sugar levels and prescription drug risks; this will help your heart maintain its rhythmic beat.

Helen Kissinger is the owner/operator of Renew Personal Training and a local resident. She has been helping people achieve their health and fitness goals for 20 years. Do you have a fitness question for Helen? Send by e-mail to

I have been reading Richard Louv’s book Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. He describes the fragmentation that is occurring between “the young and the natural world” and how this disconnect is having a negative effect on the physical, mental and spiritual health of our society. There are many ways to bring children into nature, especially here in the West Kootenays where wilder-

Glacier gymnasts grind competition Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Club’s gymnasts dominated the medal podium at the Avalanche Invitational Competition on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Civic Centre. The girls team won four all-around titles, 16 first place event titles and the first place team trophy against teams from the West Kootenays. The boys team also took first place team with 18 first-place titles at the competition that brought 100 gymnasts to Nelson for the event. The B.C. Provincial Trials will be held Sunday, March 2, 12 p.m. at the Glacier Gymnastics Club, downstairs in the Civic Centre, 719 Vernon St. Admission is free. For more information, contact Sandra Long at 352-2227.

Connect children with nature

ness space is plentiful. We can draw the curtains in the morning and admire icicles lingering on the gutter like frozen stalagmites. We can ski through larch groves that are gripped with frost and listen to the creak of ice over streams. We can see the perfection of a snowflake fractal as it lands on a cold mitt. My parents immigrated to Canada in the 1970s. Much of my childhood was spent alongside them as we simultaneously discov-

Nature Notes

Emily Nilsen

ered Canada’s wilderness. Though they didn’t know the names for all the plants or animals I pointed to, they still shared a fascination for the natural world being introduced before us. I can remember sitting on a driftwood log one sum-

mer night with my father. We were throwing stones into the water and watching phosphorescence ignite with their movement. He couldn’t explain the actual biology at work, but watching him watch the flutter of stars underwater made me appreciate the process. Letting children interact with their natural surrounding is an important part of their development. As Kootenay residents, we are fortunate to have an enormous backyard that stretches far into the hills begging to be explored, inspected and admired.

Letting children interact with their natural surrounding is an important part of their development.

The Land Conservancy is a non-profit, charitable land trust working throughout British Columbia to protect important habitat. If you would like more information contact Emily Nilsen, the terrestrial stewardship advisor, at or 354-7345.

Turn a house into a home

If you live in any kind of a residential building, the chances are you have the basic needs – shelter and safety – adequately covered by four walls, a roof, a heat source and running water. Creating a home out of this rudimentary structure, however, is a state of mind unique to each and every one of us. The primal concept of home is it is a place is where we belong. If all goes well, it is a happy concept we learn early in life and, as we grow up and move around, we continually try to track it down and re-create it. Often we are reminded of home by the whisper of a fondly remembered

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scent, a glimpse of familiar china pattern; perhaps music, or a family event triggers memories. If the resulting feeling is like a long, warm hug, you have arrived. To lead fully healthy lives, we all need this sense of coming home. Ideally, we return to it at the end of our workday and, as the front door shuts behind us,

we feel peaceful and welcomed. Some people have difficulty identifying and expressing their personal sense of home. Perhaps their memories of home aren’t as warm and fuzzy as others, or they are more susceptible to exterior influences. As a result, they may struggle throughout their lives to find their own version of home. In upcoming columns, I hope to guide you homeward by providing the tools and confidence to help you and your families enjoy fulfilling lives in healthy environments that reflect, support, inspire and nurture your communal and individual identities.

Kate is an artist and designer offering in-home consultations to help clients create optimal living and working spaces. If you have design questions, you may contact Kate directly at or 352-4653.


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Become more ‘rentable’ Briefly Outreach worker starts renter training course for renters by Chris Shepherd People having trouble finding a place to live in Nelson will have one more tool to use in a new program to make them more rentable. Stacey Lock is an outreach worker with Nelson Community Services and she’s created a program called Rentability. The drop-in program teaches people between the ages of 15 and 30 the skills they need to be ideal renters.

“Because of Nelson’s competitive market, landlords have many choices. It’s a landlord’s market.” Attending the weekly dinner group, offered from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Nelson and District Youth Centre will increase people’s chances of finding a place to live, Stacey says. Each dinner will focus on cohabitation skills, conflict resolution, how to share chores, renting etiquette and the impor-

tance of respecting the landlord and neighbours. Beyond teaching skills, Lock can eventually serve as a reference for people who take her course. So when they find a place they’d like to rent, the landlord can call Lock and she’ll tell them what courses they’ve taken and what skills they’ve developed. The program started Wednesday, Feb. 6 and people interested in taking the course can contact Lock at 352-9595.

Lonnie’s for Her and Him

Style Solutions


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Our model this week Michelle is an Aries, likes long walks along the beach and red wine by candle light. Style Solutions question of the week: Who will be Michelle’s valentine? Lonnie’s for Her and Him, located at 464 Baker St., specializes in intimate apparel. They guarantee a proper fit with sizes ranging from A to J cups. Michelle is able to spice up her evening wear with a luxurious, Canadian made, red Diamond Tea Robe ($215). It is ultra soft, drapes to flatter her curves and has beautiful movement when she walks. Underneath the robe are a well fitted, full support and sexy Fantasie bra ($139) and matching underwear ($58) with soft lace detailing. A proper bra fitting by clinically trained bra-fit specialists is important for every woman. With the right fit you can not only look better in your clothes but are provided with proper support and lift and can even reduce back problems and migraine headaches. Michelle was open to change and ready to start a new chapter in her life. She wanted something that

Friends of Nelson Elders close to $50K goal

The Nelson and District Credit Union teamed up with the Friends of Nelson Elders (FONE) just before the end of 2007 to assist them establish a legacy fund with the Osprey Community Foundation. The funds will be accessed by seniors in the area and the credit union matched funds donated by the community in an effort to get the fund to $50,000 by the end of ‘07. The credit union contributed a total of $7,500. FONE is very close to reaching their goal. They have $43,000 deposited with the Osprey Community Foundation, says Bette Craig, president of the group. For more information on this initiative please contact Tom Atkins at the credit union at 352-7207 or Bette Craig at 352-7153.

Habondia invites input at kitchen table meetings

BEFORE would have diversity and be fun and flirty. Taking her hair from long to shorter in a style that she can wear straightened or curly. The back is cut short with a soft perimeter left at the bottom. More length was left at the front so that she can still tuck it behind her ears. The top was layered

and lightly textured in the crown for volume. Lighter caramel foil highlights were put throughout leaving the hair from the occipital ridge down her natural colour. Adding a produce cocktail of straightening balm and shiner the hair was flat ironed into a sleek look, leaving her hair looking and feeling amazing.

Svetlana Bell is the owner of Front Street Hair Studio. She has over 15 years of experience as a stylist, is a colour educator and a certified member of the Cosmetology Industry Association of British Columbia.

Women around the West Kootenays have been gathering around kitchen tables to talk about housing, loans and investments. The Circle of Habondia Lending Society is organizing the meetings and can provide some openended questions to get the conversation lively and interesting. “The Circle of Habondia Lending Society is ready to grow as an organization. We have a 10 year track record providing micro-loans to local women. We really want to know how women from all walks of life feel, see, and hear their own reality and the potential we have to make a difference,” says Laverne Booth, coordinator of the kitchen table process. Women interested in attending a kitchen table meeting in the next couple of weeks should call Community and Cooperative Development Services at (250) 226-7879 or 2279552. A report back to the community will be held in early March.

Celebrate literacy freedom at Nelson’s library Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Municipal Library basement Warning: There are banned books on the library’s shelves. Not only that, children and adults are free to read them, discuss them and recommend them to others. On top of that, the library will highlight those very books in a special event with readings by local authors and notable Nelsonites. Reading from a variety of these victims of literary censorship are Nelson notables including police chief Dan

Maluta, Nelson Daily News editor Bob Hall, actor Richard Rowberry, Otter Books owner Letty Bartels, and authors Anne DeGrace, Mark Nykanen, and Ann Alma – who will be reading from her own banned book, Something to Tell – among others. Mayor John Dooley will tell his personal story about literacy and the power of books. A few titles that raised ire in Canada: award-winning children’s fantasy novelist Phillip Pullman’s

The Golden Compass; B.C. children’s author Nikki Tate’s Trouble on Tarragon Island; David Gutarson’s award-winning novel Snow Falling on Cedars; William Golding’s Lord of the Flies; and the Bible. Refreshments are courtesy of Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and admission is by donation. Giveaways, pop quiz prizes, and lively discussion round out an evening that celebrates the freedom to read.




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Arts & Entertainment

Briefly Wassabi Collective

Hospital humour

Third fundraiser takes health care professions to the wild west to benefit hospital by Chris Shepherd

Wanted: Dead or Alive Friday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors, and available at the theatre A surgeon, a nurse and a dentist walk into a cowboy bar one day . . . That sounds like the start of a joke, but it’s what happened to create the poster for Wanted: Dead or Alive, this year’s theatrical fundraiser for the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation. Nadine Steele, the play’s producer corralled Dr. Ken Muth, the former surgeon at Nelson’s hospital, Sue Collier, a registered nurse from the hospital’s surgery room, and Dr. Scott Pentecost, a Nelson dentist, for the photo. The group went to Kelowna’s OK Corral bar – home of the closest bull-riding machine – for the photo shoot. This year’s play is more of a burlesque or vaudeville production, Steele says. It loosely follows the hero, Doc Vacation, played by Muth, as the Interior Horseman’s Association forces him

out of work. The story loosely parallels reality: Muth was the last surgeon in Nelson but Interior Health cutbacks at the hospital forced him to retire. The satire is politically incorrect and is focussed on institutions, not people, Steele says. Muth says the comedy is needed. The retired surgeon – who still offers assistance for urgent cases – says Kootenay Lake Hospital used to offer the best medical care in the Interior. Cutbacks have taken away the intensive care unit and surgical department and the result is fewer local options for residents, Muth says. Wanted: Dead or Alive brings these issues to the public’s mind, he says. The benefit also brings money to the hospital foundation, which in turn buys needed equipment for the hospital. This is the third event. The first was disco themed (Staying Alive), the second, based on a James Bond theme (Die Another Day). Staying Alive raised roughly $5,000 and the second brought in over $17,000, Steele says.

That money has done great things for the hospital, says Collier, who still works in Nelson’s surgery. “The foundation provides us with extras, but they’re not really extras,” the registered nurse says. The hospital has a several sets of endoscopy equipment (small cameras used to look into the digestive system) thanks to fundraisers like Wanted. The fundraiser draws on dozens of health care professionals who have all donated their time to create Wanted. Pentecost, who donned a miniskirt and a set of fake breasts for the photo shoot, says Wanted generates a lot of excitement among the cast. Steele says that excitement is the main reason for holding events like Wanted. “The biggest benefit is it increases morale for health care workers. Working for large institutions like Interior Health amid cutbacks can be challenging, she says. Having fun, and a chance to see your doctor in drag, is a great way to support the hospital financially and spiritually.

Saturday, Feb. 16 at The Royal on Baker Join Wassabi Collective at the Royal on Baker for a Valentine’s Dress Up. Be sure to wear your best red and pink get up and prepare to get down cupid style with the Kootenay’s favourite groove crew before they head out east to join the Easy Star All-Stars from NYC on their Maritime tour. Wassabi Collective – Melissa Meretsky on percussion and vocals; Brent “Gisto” Hongisto on guitar and vocals; Jimmy Lewis on drums and vocals; keyboardist Rahj Levinson and bassist Scott Milne – have mastered the art of banging out severely danceable tunes that rarely are carbon copies of each other. Head-bopping hooks and tasty pockets of funk can swerve unexpectedly, easily veering off into exploratory jams, fuelled by the captivating vocals of Meretsky, the band’s soul-soothing siren. Their words subconsciously urge one to look within and also beside them to their neighbour and smile. Wassabi Collective draws crowds of good people, positive thinkers and happy souls.


Saturday, Feb. 16 at Spiritbar McCuaig is a four-piece rock band with bagpipes. They have been touring for nine years and have silenced all skeptics. The pipes with rock and roll does in fact work when McCuaig is at the helm. Curtis Romanick on drums, Darwin Reddekopp on bass, Curtis Bessette on lead

guitar, and Nelson’s very own Johnny McCuaig on lead vocals, rhythm and acoustic guitar and bagpipes. McCuaig have appeared at the world curling championships, the Junos and have done countless touring from coast to coast with stops in Mexico and the U.S. Their shows always give out an enormous amount of high energy and leave audiences in a state of awe. They have a truly unique sound that has never been able to be described as anything more than brilliance. Melodic hooks and sing along choruses help transcend their audiences in to a state of euphoria.

John Bottomley

Wednesday, Feb. 20, doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. at Spiritbar John Bottomley is a Juno award winner, a SOCAN songwriter winner, the recipient of two West Coast Music nominations and an International Songwriters semi-finalist. According to Bottomley, he has “been very fortunate to have worked with some great people. John not only writes his own music and lyrics, but also has a talent for art and literature. In particular, he has illustrated his book, posters and CD covers. His work shows a sense of contemplation and stillness combined with a comical inclination of the surreal. Of his music, Bottomley says, “I try not to trap my music in any style since this can be very dangerous. My music is sometimes magical, sometimes exotic, but at other times, frumious.” If you like guitars, you’ll love John Bottomley. Early show only, $10 at the door.

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Funk Republyk

Thursday, Feb. 14, doors at 9:30 p.m. at Spiritbar Shut the funk up and dance at the second annual My Funky Valentine show with the Funk Republyk. Featuring local sweethearts Sarah McGlynn, Pauline Lamb and the Handsome Liars designed to set your soul on fire. DJ Rhapsody and Jitterbug will spin some heavy funk and breaks all night. $10 cover.

Fort Knox Five

Friday, Feb. 15 at Spiritbar The Fort Knox Five had a huge impact on the international funk and breaks scene over the past couple of years. With the release of five critically acclaimed singles on their own independent label, Fort Knox Recordings, the FK5 have been thrust into the spotlight and caught the attention of music lovers around the world. Out to mash up the dance floor is DJ Jon Horvath of Fort Knox Five. FK5’s unique DJ style ranges from eclectic downbeat and hip hop, to upbeat funk and breaks. Their keen sense of party rocking has gained them countless fans around the globe. Early bird tickets at Eddy Music.

Walking Lightly: A portrait of Einstein

Thursday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m. at the Nelson United Church, 602 Silica St. Len Barron’s interpretation and application of

‘Albert Einstein the person’ is a work of extraordinary beauty. Performing throughout the U.S. and Canada, Barron lets Einstein make contemporary sense. It is truly a work from the heart. It should come as no surprise that he has chosen to perform here in Nelson on Valentine’s Day. Einstein of course went well beyond physics. He interacted honestly with the universe and with people. He felt the same reverence for both because he maintained they both contained the same magic. Einstein loved children, embraced scientific principles, walked for inspiration and demonstrated the importance of beauty, simplicity and fairness: A calculus for the 21st century. Tickets are $10 to $8 for seniors and students. Call 505-2099 for more information.

Poetry for the day after Valentine’s

Friday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St., alley entrance Dubbed as a poetry night for wounded romantics and other non-believers, this is an evening of Valentine’s Day revenge readings. Join poets Linda Crosfield, Jane Byers, Timothy Shay and others. This is poetry that won’t let you cry in your cups, no matter how much you really want to. Courses in writing, visual art and film begin this week. Registration is still possible by calling 352-6322 or checking out the website at

Classes for children and youth will take place during spring break.

A Night in the Jungle Room

Friday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Redfish Grill, 479 Baker St. Leah Wilson and Daniel Silakiewicz present their Night in the Jungle Room fine art exhibit and party Besides an unveiling of the Giant Elvis and a chance to meet the painters: Kris Ledrew unveils grooving Zimbabwean music from his new CD; Ashala, dancer extraordinaire, premiers her never-before seen Tiger Dance; Howlin’ Dan and Ted Wallace play funky, rootsy music from Dan’s upcoming CD A Night In the Jungle Room is a wild natured theme that explores Elvis, art, the jungle, mystical shadows, tribal expression, the music, the room, the night.

Valentine’s Contra Dance

Friday, Feb. 15 at the Scout Hall, Nelson Featuring David Feldman as caller and the Kootenay Kontraband for live music, there’s no experience necessary for this all ages event. Space is limited so come early to learn the basics. Bring a clean pair of shoes (leather soles are best), a snack to share (optional), no alcohol, water provided. Contra dancing is a traditional New England, using steps/figures similar to square or Celtic coun-

try dancing; long lines of couples facing each other, active and inactive couples interacting and progressing up and down the set. It’s high energy, lots of fun, good exercise. Live music is traditional and this band is full of great local musicians playing a vaiety of tunes. Bring your sweetie, meet a sweetie, come join the fun. Tickets are $7 for a single, $10 for a couple. For more information call 354-4352.

New original paintings at Touchstones Nelson Shop

The Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History Shop presents new paintings by John Cooper and Kathleen Pemberton. Partners Kathleen Pemberton and John Cooper have come to consider themselves folk artists, recording the heritage and environment of the Kootenay with acrylics on board and canvas. Both were born in Missouri and came to Canada in the 1970s. Between the two of them, they have lived and painted

in many of B.C.’s communities. An appreciation for all that remains wild and exciting brought both of them to the Kootenay region where they have settled in Queen’s Bay. They continue exploring western Canada, often painting in their car while John continues to teach in schools and resorts. In addition to their paintings, John and Kathleen make greeting cards of their work so the beauty of the land and life can be shared with others. Drop by the Touchstones Shop or call 352-8262 for more information.

New classes at Oxygen

Oxygen Art Centre has started a host of new classes at their 320 Vernon St. location. They have classes ranging in price from $90 to $240 and lasting a day to eight weeks. Topics range from making clothes, painting with cerra cola wax, print making, poetry writing, narrative writing and non-fiction writing. Detailed information is at www.oxygenartcentre. org and the centre can be

Saturday, Feb. 16 Rock, Paper Scissors: A Geek Tragedy takes the audience on a ride into the underbelly of the Rock, Paper, Scissors World Championships at 1:30 p.m. Empties, starting at 3:15 p.m., is a a Czech film. It was one of the best films at the Vancouver Film Festival and deserves a second screening in Nelson. Yung Chang’s Up The Yangtze, starting at 7 p.m., offers a final glimpse of life along the Yangtze River’s edge before the valley is flooded by the Three Gorges Dam. Wrapping up the festival is Amal, 9 p.m., a powerful and touching story of one man’s decency. Amal is a man content with a simple but purposeful life. He is bequeathed a fortune by a crusty client and his life is thrown into turmoil as the dead man’s family tries to corrupt him. Destiny intervenes again to allow Amal to rediscover his purpose and his peace. If you live out of town and want to reserve a ticket, send an e-mail to Film and festival details can be found at

Seminar and book launch

Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside Resort, 701 Lakeside Dr. Spiritual intuitive Norm Pratt will explain how to develop intuitive gifts in a talk, “Awakening Your Intuitive Potential.” Pratt will also introduce his new book, The Spirit Tracker, a true story of being spiritually guided to find missing people. Pratt had his earliest psychic experiences as a teenager and now uses his abilities to teach, give private sessions and to help police find missing persons. He says everyone has intuitive abilities and experiences them all the time, whether they are aware of it or not. Intuition, Pratt says, can be applied in all areas of life, work and relationships to create balance and personal well-being. There will be a question and answer period, so come prepared. Tickets are $10 at the door and include a $5 discount on book a purchase. For more information call 357-9457 or visit



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The Canadian FLIKS Festival Friday, Feb. 15 to Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Capitol Theatre Tickets, three-film passes and full fest passes are available at any FLIKS event or at Otter Books This year’s festival features six top-notch, award winning films. Festival attendees will be able to enjoy Canada’s 2007 Sundance Film Festival entry, two TIFF top 10 films of 2007 and award winners from national and international film Festivals – many before their theatrical release. Friday, Feb. 15 The Union: The Business Behind Getting High – opens the weekend with a bang 7 p.m. This fast-paced, entertaining documentary looks at the $7 billion pot industry and asks - how can it thrive and still be illegal? If Werner Herzog made Little Miss Sunshine, the results might look something like the funny, poignant screen gem The Bodybuilder and I, showing at 9 p.m. A son, trying to reconnect with his absentee father discovers dad has quit his law practice and become a competitive bodybuilder.

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CASH PRIZES! BIG LIP-SYNC CONTEST, March 1. Capitol, Nelson. Registration Feb. 7-21, $5/person. All ages, all abilities welcome. Info: Jane 505-5406.


Health & Fitness

“ACTIVE OVER 50” Meet others for fitness, fun & carpooling to do winter sports. Margery 354-9618. FINLEY’S BURGER & BEER NIGHT, Sat. March 1, 6 p.m. to midnight. Fundraiser for Nelson Rhythm Ropers. AWAKENING YOUR INTUITIVE POTENTIAL, a seminar with Norm Pratt AND book launch of “The Spirit Tracker”. February 28. 7-9pm, Prestige Lakeside Resort, Nelson. Tickets, $10 at the door (includes $5 discount on book purchase). Info, 357-9457,

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GROW LIGHTS (ballast only), 12 metal halide, 6 high pressure sodium, 400 watts, free. 399-4313. RECORD PLAYER $40, wooden rocking chair $110, large speakers $75, antique pine dresser $165. 359-7756. FOUR LARGE REGULAR GOLDFISH. Need min. 20 gallon tank. Phone 359-0192.


MOVING EAST, MUST SELL: Palliser leather couch, chair, ottoman (taupe), leather lazy-boy recliner, rectangular coffee, end, sofa tables, 40”round wood pedestal dropleaf table & 4 arrowback chairs, 27”Sanyo flat screen tv and stand, Fisher stereo, deluxe corner computer stand all 2 years old and in excellent condition. Phone 825-4235. FOR SALE: IKEA ARMCHAIR with footstool, black cover, clear lacquered birch veneer, $75. 352-7035 COUNTRY FURNITURE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE $300. Child’s blue captain’s bed $50. Grey 3X6 Bookcase $125. 354-0207. SPRINGWALL QUEEN BED BOXSPRING, brand new, still in packaging. $100 obo. 352-0137. ANTIQUE 3 SEATER SOFA, with carved wood accents on arms. $200. 352-9150. HEAVY TIMBER DINING SET w/four chairs, $600. Country Furniture TV cabinet, $600. Sofa, $400. 352-0531. SMALL COLLECTIBLE LOVESEAT, $450. 229-4544. DOUBLE BED, $125. Coffee & end tables, dark wood, $60. All great condition. 365-7536 before 6pm.

Garage Sales

H.D. DIGITAL PROJECTOR. Bamboo bed, lotsa goodies, Saturday Feb. 16. Call for earlier viewing: 778-7860629. Redfish.

Health & Fitness TUNTURI R760 PRO ROWING MACHINE, 6 monitors. New, $3000. Asking $999 obo. 354-4779.

Help Wanted

PROCTER GYMNASTIC CLUB is looking for a part-time coach. Call Janice at 229-5796 after 4:00. COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS SUPPORT SERVICES is seeking applications for a full time Home Living Coordinator. This position will assist Community Living BC to develop Home Sharing resources in the West Kootenays. Please visit www. for more information/ to apply. DO YOU SPEAK AMHARIC? My husband and I are looking to learn for our upcoming adventure! Please call 825-0074 and ask for Tam or Rekor.

Home & Garden

PERSIAN RUGS at great prices Vancouver store, Web site:, UPS Shipping $25.00, Tel:- 604-299-3324 GAS FIREPLACE $450 obo. Track lighting, ceiling fan, satellite internet modem and dish. Brent 226-6933. SEARS CRAFTSMAN 11.5 HP SNOWBLOWER for sale. 2 years old, $2000 new. Asking $1200. 359-7499.

House Sitting

EXPERIENCED HOUSE/PET SITTER with excellent local references. Available beginning of April. Please call 352-7169.

Lost & Found

LOST: BLACK LAB PUPPY in 9-mile area. Red collar with pawprint design. Missing since Feb 2. Any info appreciated. 825-9455.

Misc. for Sale CATERPILLAR 307B EXCAVATOR, 2600 hours, great shape, $28,000 (no thumb), flatdeck trailer available $6000. 229-2224. ANTIQUE UPRIGHT GRAND PIANO in dark mahogany for sale. 354-1805. WASHER, DRYER, great condition, white, $400. White stove, works well $50. Straw $5/bale. 505-2075. TWO TICKETS FOR “Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad”, March 20, Capitol. $56. 825-0012. KIDS STUFF! Head Skis 107, Poles & Rossignol Boots 21.5 Pkg. $250.00. Pool Table $200. 352-6649. JOHN DEERE SNOW BLOWER ATTACHMENT for a tractor, needs some work, $50. 229-4415. 13 POUND LIFE SIZE CRYSTAL SKULL, many rainbows, excellent clarity. $1350. or make offer. 365-0065. NICKENT #2 HYBRID $100 firm. Minolta Camera, lenses, flash $60. Nikon F65 body $50. 352-0532. 33 GALLON GAS HOT WATER TANK, $125; black metal futon w/ mattress, $100. Ph. 229-2353. HANDMADE CEDAR SPIRIT FLUTE with wolf totem. Barely used. See $125. 352-2251. “RUSKA”/ARABIA, FINNISH CHINA SET PLUS $1300. Hitachi TV, VCR, DVD $200. Electric furnace $200. 229-4155. VINTAGE RECORD PLAYER/RADIO UNIT. 1940’s Groundig Fleetwood model. $500. 359-7942 I CHING OF THE GODDESS Tarot cards & book, by Barbara Walker. New, $25. 229-4042.

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Prof. Services

Sports Equip.

Steel Buildings

TRITRONICS 2 DOG ELECTRONIC TRAINING collar system. 1 mile range. Refurbished in April 05. $250 firm. 226-7442. 12 BINDERS OF EARLY 90’S BASEBALL cards. Best offer takes all. Must sell! 551-0604. MONITOR: 15-17” BRAND NEW LENOVO! Still in the box. No offer over $90! 352-7247. SPEAKERS FOR MP3, iPod or discman with amplifier. $20 or best offer! 551-2233

CD & DVD DUPLICATION, direct to disc printing and graphic design located in Nelson: www.shortyburns. com 352-BURN(2876) VICTORIA STREET STRINGS all level string players welcome. Tuesday evenings. 505-5583. BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE UPRIGHT SHONINGER PIANO. Excellent sound. Built in humidifier. $1000 obo. 505-5512. WANTED: BASS PLAYER for working folk-rock duet. Kerry 352-0359 or Lia 825-4218. BRAND NEW FENDER CD-60 ACOUSTIC GUITAR with hardshell case for $300. Call Hanna at 352-5959.

PROCTER TRAMPOLINE CLASSES start Feb 14. Ages 7-16. Call 2295796 to sign up.

INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY COUNSELING on issues related to end of life & bereavement. By donation. Contact Millie Neufeld-Cumming (Registered Canadian Art Therapist & MA Candidate in Counselling. 825-0141. DOMESTIC DIVAS is here with quality insured services. Animal care, Artwork, Baking, Bodywork, Catering, Childcare, Construction, Clean-up, Deliveries, Errands, Housecleaning, Home organizing, Landscaping, Painting, Reception, Sewing repairs, Tile setting & design, Yard clean-up. Call 505-4691. CLEAR CRIMINAL RECORDS with the National Pardon Centre. Your peace of mind guaranteed. Remove barriers to employment, travel, more. Free consultations. 1-866-242-2411. Apply online:

YORK WEIGHT SET, beginners, bench, leg curl, bars, total 100 lbs. Free. 825-3412. 2007 SANTACRUZ NOMAD, size M. Anoblack Lyrik Fork, mint condition. Paid $5100, asking $3500 firm. 352-0531 BANSHEE BIKES. ‘04 Chaparral with SuperT $1400; ‘05 Scratch with ‘06 Pike, single speed $1200. 354-4272. BRAND NEW DAMIR FRITSCHI Freeride bindings, size medium, $350. Call 352-2323/509-0330. 06 GIANT TRANCE1 FULL SUSPENSION BIKE. Reba 4” forks. Excellent bike! $1000. 359-5021. HELLY HANSEN large, Kevlar reinforced, bib ski pants. Like new, only $250.00. Call 250-509-1964. BRAND NEW 06-07 OPTION ‘VINSION’ 161 cm snowboard. $350.00 Ultimate freeride board! Call Greg @ 352-1935.

BUILDINGS FOR SALE! “Rock bottom prices!” 25x30 Now $5800. 25x40 $6900. 30x40 $8300. 35x50 $11,290. 35x70 $14,500. 40x80 $16,900. Others. Canadian manufacturer since 1980...Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

Misc. Wanted

WANTED: (SET OF 4) 195/65R/15 summer tires, must be in new shape. 359-8108. USED, UNWANTED or unused computers in any condition. 352-2078. LAPTOP for basic use. 359-8115 or 352-9382 AIRTIGHT STOVE with secondary combustion chamber, exterior door with large window. 355-2269. WANTED: Shaw Cable HD converter (PVR or non-PVR). Tim 352-0532. HOUSEPLANTS, big or small, for our new home. Will pick up in Nelson/ Northshore area. 825-3464. TWIN SIZE SOLID WOOD BUNK BED, either traditional one or L-shape option. Call 352-1312. WANTED: BUNK BEDS for teen boy’s bedroom. 825-9412.

FRIENDS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC informal get-togethers of music aficionados. 505-5583. DRUM KIT: 6 Pc. TAYE Tour ProWhite, includes cases. Call Gord @ 505-4505 for more info. MUSIC GEAR: speakers, compressors, microphones, power amps, vintage Gretsch drum kit, and more. Call 509-0510. 2 SPRINGSTEEN/E ST. BAND tickets for March 31, GM Place. $262. Call 357-2042. YBA 200 BASS HEAD TRAYNOR, banjitar: half banjo half guitar, usable trombone, mandolin. Ask for Harlen 352-1689.


RITA: when snowflakes fall free, it’s time to use me.

Pets & Livestock

30 GALLON TANK, like new, used 6 months. With extras, $175. obo. 250-367-0227 GIANT DOG KENNEL: Used only 3 times. Furrarri 550 for up to 100 lbs. $150. 352-9159. REPTILE AQUARIUM, 36x18x15. Comes with 2 pieces of wood, and wire top. $200.00. 505-5454.

Prof. Services

BENT IRONWORKS Metal artwork designs, affordable welding in shop, 20 yrs experience. Steve/Cindy 250352-7092/354-9448.


TRILLIUM ARTISTRY: for all your painting needs. House, murals, storybook children’s rooms. Also graphic art and illustrations, portraits and water-scapes in oils. Call Catherine 229-2217.

THE HEART OF COMMUNICATION WEEKEND RETREAT: The transforming power of authentic connection. With Shayla Wright of Barefoot Journeys: Sat. Feb. 23, 1-5pm, Sun. Feb. 24, 10am-5pm. 507 Baker St. Nelson. Tuition $135. For more info or to register visit www.barefootjourneys. net, or call Shayla at 352. 7908

MONUMENTAL STONE WORKS Custom headstones/monuments. Portable sandblasting. Cleaning and rehighlighting. Glass etching. Pet Memorials - proceeds to SPCA. 354-0988.

BURTON CLASH 158 SNOWBOARD and bindings, $150. Burton Moto boots size 10, $40. 354-0362.

Sports Equip.

Steel Buildings

FUTURE STEEL BUILDINGS Durable, dependable, pre-engineered, all-steel structures. Custommade to suit your needs and requirements. Factory-direct affordable prices. Call 1-800-668-8653 ext. 170 for free brochure. STEEL BUILDINGS, factory direct clearance, up to 30% off. 25x32, 30x40, 50x100 and more. Call now for free shipping, Curvco Steel 1-888753-6130.


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ALFRED ANGELO BRIDESMAID/ GRADUATION GOWN. Beautiful wine colour, simple lines, size 14, never worn. $150. 825-9938.

Work Wanted

NSC HELPS WITH SMALL MOVES by full-sized van, within the Kootenays; affordably, reliably. 551-2727 BOOKKEEPING SERVICES AVAILABLE, using Simply Accounting. Services include managing accounts, bank reconciliation, financial statements, payroll, tax remittances, and more. $18/hr. Contact Lindsay at (250) 352-9241.

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BC’S #1 DIESEL TRUCK SUPERSTORE. “Zero down / cash back” oac. Guaranteed credit approvals. Trades, save thousands. Delivery anywhere. 604-897-7797 or 1-877-855-9499., D30209.

NEED A CAR or truck? Good credit, bad credit. Want a Visa? #1 success rate. Delivery in BC and Alberta. or 888-5011148. 2005 FORD FOCUS WAGON. 5 speed, many extras. New winter tires. 13,995 obo. 359-6915 1993 DODGE SHADOW, 149,000km, 2-door hatchback, manual transmission, runs well, $1900. Call 5054346. WINTER FUN, SUMMER SUN. Custom Jeep, runs great, must see. Must Sell. $5000. 778-786-0629. Nelson. 2002 MINI COOPER S, supercharged, 17” mags, snowtire set, silver/black, excellent condition. $17,995. 365-1080. 1990 SUBARU LEGACY (2wd). $2200 obo, 213,500 kms, grey/tan wagon, 5-speed standard, great condition, winter/summer tires, hitch/roof racks, cruise/power. Nelson: 250412-7248. 1991 CIVIC SI, great condition, aftermarket stereo & rims, excellent snow tires, economical, reliable, $2500. obo 352-9630.

‘04 REV800 151, excellent condition, $7300. Clutch kit and RKT head. 352-1153.

Auto Financing APPROVED AUTO FINANCING: All makes, cars, trucks, vans & SUV’s. Turned down by bank? Needing a vehicle today? 200 vehicles online to choose from. Same day approval. Apply online or call Joanne at 1-866-6023743, DL 5231. # #1 IN CREDIT REBUILDING. Need a car, truck, van or SUV? Auto credit fast. Bad credit! No credit! Bankruptcy! Repossession! No problem. Call today and drive away. Call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. Free delivery anywhere - 1ST IN CAR LOANS! Western Canada’s lowest rates & prices on any make any model. Call us first or go online for free approval. 1-888-859-8666.


2007 FLAT BED 20’ TRAILER, tandem 7/14k axles w/load ramps, 16” tires, 5-T load. 551-1555. 1987 TOYOTA TRUCK & PARTS. Truck runs great. New parts: starter, R.A.D, two Blizzak tires. 352-3256. COMPLETE 454 ENGINE on propane with Turbo 400 auto transmission, asking $1500. Runs great. 505-3905


1989 3/4 TON CHEVY VAN. 350 V8 with over 300k, still runs strong. Back seat folds to comfy bed, seats seven, some rust, interior in great shape. New starter & battery. Call Shaun 354-7411 for details. $1000 obo

Trucks/SUVs/Vans Trucks/SUVs/Vans 1992 SR5 TOYOTA TRUCK w/canopy. Runs Perfectly. 300+ kms, factory rebuild @185kms. $5800. obo 352-1853. INTERNATIONAL 4700 5-T DUMP TRUCK, 1 owner, 48k, full hyd snow plow, exc shape, $28,000. 551-1003. 1990 NISSAN PICKUP. 2/rear wheel drive, 4/cylinder. Great little truck. $2000 firm. Lindsay 352-1726. 1997 DODGE RAM 2500 Diesel 4x4, extended cab, long-box, loaded, leather, excellent condition. $18,000. 505-3719. 1992 TOYOTA TRUCK, 4cyl. 5spd 4X4, Xcab, boxliner, winters. 360km, 250km engine, $4700 obo. 509-1515. 1991 FORD 4X4 EXTENDED CAB. Roof rack for box, snow tires, tuned up for sale. $1800. 352-3541. 1984 F150 4x4, 9” lift, $4500 obo. 505-3014.

1990 TOYOTA PU 4x4, 260k, regular cab, standard transmission, $5000. Bob 352-6317. 1995 TOYOTA TACOMA, X-cab, 4x4, 211,000 km, black, canopy. No rust. $15,900. 352-3827. Leaving Country.

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THINKING OF SELLING? Get a FREE, no obligation market evaluation of your home. Call 354-8409 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH well maintained home just outside of Salmo. Clean, tidy, nothing to do but move in! Only $194,500 Trevor@NelsonRealty. ca 354-8409 BEAUTIFUL LAND FOR SALE. North of Slocan City. Off the grid. Lake & mountain views. 1979 2 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME, 12’ x 68’. Needs TLC, $2950. Must be moved. 505-2925. NEWER 4 BEDROOM, 3 bath home in Rosemont, huge garage, flat, fenced yard, $419,000. Call 3541052. SASKATCHEWAN REAL ESTATE 13336 sq. ft. strip centre, fully rented with extra developable land. Located across from Wal-Mart development. Louis Receveur 306-764-3435, Allied Realty.

CHARACTER 2 BDRM APT. near downtown. Quiet building. $800.00 incl. heat. Call Norm 509-0766. References required. BACHELOR SUITE IN UPPER FAIRVIEW. $475, util. included, NS/NP. Phone 365-8323. Available immediately. ROOM FOR RENT IN TRAILER, Perrier Rd, seeking responsible young person, $350 utilities included. 509-0887. VIEW ST. W/AWESOME 180 DEGREE VIEW. Renovated 1 bdrm suite, BBQ, laundry, parking, $675. March 1. 505-5247. SILVER BAY CONDO New Executive 1 Bedroom w/den & 6 appliances. No smoking, No pets. $950/month includes utilities. 352-2100 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Executive Home in Uphill. Fantastic views. No smoking, No pets. $1400/month 352-2100 AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY: 3 BEDROOM + den in Fairview. HW floors, large sunny kitchen, on large lot with fruit trees. $1400/mo. N/S, refs required. 778-329-3340. BRIGHT SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM BASEMENT SUITE, 2 Km west of Nelson. N/S N/P $900.00 per month utilities included. References required. Available March 1. Ph. 3597833 eves. FURNISHED 2BDR APARTMENT UPHILL: 1yr sublet, view, deck/backyard, bus route/parking, w/d, $850/ mo, utilities included. 352-3564.

FURNISHED 2 BDRM APARTMENT UPHILL: 1 yr sublet, view, deck, yard, bus route, parking, ns/np. $850/mo includes utilities. 352-3564. ROOM IN COZY FAIRVIEW HOME. Available Feb.1, $500/month, long or short term. Call Judy 352-3319.

VEGETARIAN BUDDIST seeks similar minded persons to share 3 bedroom home in Uphill. Owner is away most of the year. $890/month 352-2100 ROOMMATE WANTED: $475/mo includes utilities. Must be clean/quiet/ NP, student or working person preferred. Call 250-505-5452. ROOM FOR RENT IN UPHILL HOME. Partly furnished, internet, w/ d. $425 incl. Annely 352 2672

NICE ROOM IN ROSEMONT. I have 2 kids here part time. Beautiful yard. Private bedroom. $400/month. 3541944.

1 BEDROOM WITH PRIVATE BATHROOM in large, shared home. Available for clean, quiet person. 352-2051.


2 BR SUITE, quiet street above Fairview, w/d, f/s. Non-smoking/no pets. Refs. Mar 1. $900/m + elec. 505-0505. 2 BDRM CABIN on the lake, North Shore, 4 miles to Nelson. Feb.15June 15. $890 plus. 825-9343. 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH modern duplex in Lower Uphill. FS/WD. March 1st. $1200. 352-3248 or 354-0435.

Rentals Wanted 3BR HOUSE WANTED ASAP for working single mom & working male. Blewett area preferred. 352-7478 eves. OFFICE SPACE WANTED: Downtown location, 500-800 square feet for 2-3 person professional office. Call 354-8750. MARRIED COUPLE, responsible, non-smokers w/no pets seeking 1+ bdrm ground/upper level apt. April 1st. 354-4051. MOTHER OF TWO, seeking bright 2 bedroom suite close to downtown for $650-$800. Call Christine 352-9363 MATURE, RESPECTFUL ADULT STUDENT of Healing Arts seeks quiet, single dwelling in/near Nelson. Excellent references. 250-499-2417 NEED 1-3 BEDROOM HOUSE: $1200 rent max. Small pet. One adult & one teen. 1-403-455-7179. SINGLE MOTHER OF ONE DESPERATELY SEEKING 1 or 2 brdm. apt/trailer/house. Reasonable rent please. 352-1621. PROFESSIONAL COUPLE, 2 young children, NS/NP looking for 3 bdrm+ house, clean, well-maintained. Up to $2000, 403-562-7072.




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