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INSIDE Electric cars The EcoSociety writes about the potential for electric cars in the Kootenays. PAGE 3


More cops to fight grow ops

Nelson-based inspector to run RCMP in Nelson, Castlegar, Trail and Grand Forks

Exercise safely Learn why it’s important to warm up properly for a run. PAGE 7

New arts space Area artists band together to make a studios and gallery space for the community. PAGE 8

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by Chris Shepherd Pressure to deal with marijuana grow ops has forced the RCMP to reorganize their detachments in the Kootenays and introduce a regional top cop to co-ordinate their efforts. More plain clothes officers will also be added to the Nelson detachment to help rural detachments An inspector, stationed in Nelson, will be placed in charge of the Nelson, Castlegar, Trail and Grand Forks detachments, says District Commander Don Harrison, head of the RCMP’s southeast district in B.C. The four detachments will make up a new Kootenay Boundary police unit. “What we need over there is a quarterback,” Cmdr. Harrison said. “Somebody who’s going to utilize all our resources in that area more effectively. We have lots of problems with grow ops and border integrity so we want to get a senior member of the RCMP over there and really focus in on crime.” Last summer, the RCMP announced they captured 25,135 marijuana plants from indoor and outdoor grow ops around the Kootenays. The new position has been approved but Cmdr. Harrison expects the new inspector will take their position in the fall of 2008. To assist the inspector the B.C. RCMP are also hoping to add six plain

We have lots of problems with grow ops and border integrity so we want to get a senior member of the RCMP over there and really focus in on crime. District Commander Don Harrison, RCMP

clothes investigators to the Nelson detachment. Those officers won’t come for at least a year and a half, Cmdr. Harrison said. The positions are funded by the province and there are several other priorities ahead of the new Kootenay officers. Plain clothes investigators carry out general investigations and would be a key asset to the inspector, said Cmdr. Harrison. “They take on those types of investigations that are a little more complex, a little more time consuming, that need certain expertise, investigative expertise.” See PLAIN p.3…


Linda Tynan, chief financial officer for the City of Nelson, is silhouetted by her presentation on Monday, April 14 at the Hume Hotel. Tynan spoke for a few members of the public about the City’s five-year financial plan. Detailed documents are available at

Environmental questions still hang over Kutenai Landing Developers plan to break ground this summer, scientist says not likely by Chris Shepherd Developers planning Kutenai Landing have finished their plans, but environmental questions still hang over the waterfront condominiums and the local scientist who prompted those questions can’t see how construction can begin this summer. Mike Rink, spokesperson for New Future Building Group, said the architectural, mechanical and electrical plans have all been finalized. Recent drilling gave the developers a sense of the geotechnical state of the site and structural plans have also been finished.

We’ve been addressing it through our consultants and we’ll write out a plan for how we’re going to mitigate whatever we might find, if we find anything at all. Mike Rink, spokesperson for New Future Building Group

Rink said the developers have assembled their sales group who will call back people who have already registered their interest in Kutenai Landing. There will also be a sales event this summer, Rink said. But questions Dr. James Sevigny raised about the have yet to be answered, Rink said. In September 2007 Dr. Sevigny raised concerns about possible methane gas creation – which could lead to an explosion if they leaked into a building – and hydrocarbon vapours, which could pose a health risk to residents. See NOT p.3…


April 16, 2008


Get the massage New massage therapist brings Thai massage to Nelson by Chris Shepherd Francine Petit has brought a new form of massage to Nelson, a type of massage that found her 10 years ago. Petit was living and working in rural Thailand, staying with a family there. After a day in the fields, the grandmother of the family would help her daughter recover from the day’s labour. “I was mesmerized by the graceful moves of the 70-year-old grandmother working on her daughter,” Petit says. Originally called Thai massage, Petit describes it as thai yoga massage therapy. The treatment uses a combination of stretches and massage with elbows, palms and hands. Unlike the massage many people are familiar with, Thai massage is done on a floor mat and the client wears loose, comfortable clothing. No oils are used. Petit says a typical Thai massage lasts an hour and a half. That’s because part of the treatment is a warm up to the actual stretching and Petit takes care to


Francine Petit demonstrates one of the stretches on Yoko Cowin.

respect each client’s limits to ensure a safe treatment. Thai massage is well suited to athletes, Petit says, because much of the treatment is focused on the lower half of the body. On request, Petit can also use a Thai hot herbal compress. The compress has a host of anti-inflammatory herbs and plants – such as eucalyptus and ginger to name a few – that Petit says is excellent for

sore, tender or overworked muscles. Petit offers her 10 years experience as a Thai masseuse at the Acupuncture Natural Health Clinic in the Community First Health Co-op at 518 Lake St. She’s also a certified instructor and a registered advanced practitioner with Thai Healing Alliance International. For an appointment, call Petit at 354-8190.


Another kind of green If you own a small business you already have a laundry list of items to do on a daily business to create and maintain a successful operation. You can now add another preoccupation to your list of things to do: saving the planet. Even if you are not a tree-hugger, this is one trend that is coming at all of us fast and furious. As a business owner, you need to stand for something socially responsible. If possible, the socially responsible position needs to be embedded in the products you sell as well as your own personal philosophy. Not easy things to accomplish depending on the line of business you operate. Even though this has been an emerging trend for the past decade, many manufacturers have not yet employed environ-

Money Honey

Joyce Jackson

mentally sound practices or use sustainable resources. If you are limited on where you can get products, this may pose a roadblock for your environmentally friendly strategy. Grocery stores and co-operatives were some of the first, offering a full range of organic products and recycled packaging. Savvy consumers now

think twice before buying products that have unpronounceable ingredients on the label. Even if it is not yet possible for you to sell products that are green or environmentally sound, you can still do your bit. Consider elements of your store design and give some thought to lighting and energy efficiency. Recycling to the max should already be a given and there are a few local entrepreneurs that will pick up and do it for you if you do not have the time. Many local retailers have already opted to stop offering plastic bags or are using biodegradable or recyclable packaging. Earth Day comes around on Tuesday, April 22 and it is crucial that retailers do not underestimate the importance of saving our planet.

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

Briefly Help cancer research

April is cancer awareness month and the local Nutrition House, located at Chahko Mika Mall, is leading a community campaign to raise funds for the Aldo Fund for holistic cancer research and education. The Aldo Fund, named in memory of Nutrition House co-founder Aldo Dominguez, was established in partnership with the Holistic Health Research Foundation of Canada. The fund’s purpose is to advance the scientific understanding of complementary and alternative medicine – from nutrition, vitamins

and herbs to acupuncture and massage therapy – and its potential role in the prevention and treatment of cancers. “Customers are thrilled to contribute to such a great cause,” said Sheila Folkard, Nutrition House manager. “We must channel more research dollars into natural cancer therapies. Ultimately, this will guarantee a positive outcome for members of our community and their battle with cancer.” Donations to the Aldo Fund can be made at Nutrition House using $2, $5 or $10 coupons or online at www.aldofund. ca.

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Green choices when painting your house Briefly

“Painting it green” doesn’t mean reverting to olive green walls and avocado bathtubs. Painting it green is about using environmentally friendlier decorating products in your home. Traditional paints are made with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are chemical solvents that give off potentially toxic gases long after the odour of the paint has faded. Other potential carcinogens present in paint may include mercury, formaldehyde, fungicides and cadmium. The combination of these VOCs and other chemicals can cause what’s known as sick

Nest Building

Kate Bridger

building syndrome where the occupants may suffer nausea, chronic headaches, fatigue and more. Remember lead paints? In the 1950s the poisonous effects of lead in paint,

particularly in children’s toys, was identified but it took nearly another three decades before it was banned in many countries. Look around. Paint is everywhere. We cover homes, machinery, equipment and furnishings with it. The cumulative effect of the enormous volumes of VOC gases emitted is smog. Smog damages air quality and, consequently, the health and well being of all life forms. Here’s what you can do: Ask your local paint retailer for low, or noVOC paints. Select lighter colours as

these are made with fewer petrochemical additives. Select non-oil based paints. You can choose from water or milk based paints that use natural plant oils and dyes. Recycle unused paint. Either donate partially used, or unused cans, or take them to a designated disposal site. Grow indoor plants to help improve air quality within your home. Painting it green is just another small thing that you can do to provide a healthier living environment for your immediate family while helping the rest of the planet breathe a little easier too.

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.

The Kootenays could go with electric cars Recently I was he picked-up the approached by Kaslo phone and called area resident, Steve Dynasty Electric Doucette, about his Car Company in the research into electric Lower Mainland to Eco Centric modes of transportafind out how their Matt Lowe tion for his commutes venture was doing. to and from Nelson. We were disSteve said he was turbed by the news. looking into electric According to the motorcycles and asked manager, Dynasty if I had any ideas on how someone was manufacturing an ideal electric like him might be able to charge car for urban and suburban use their electric vehicle in Nelson for but couldn’t sell them in Canada. their return trip home. It seemed to The federal government was not me that if the idea were floated in supporting use of these low speed the community, someone would be vehicles (LSVs) in Canada and they willing to set-up a charging station were recommending to the provat their home. inces that they not permit these When I shared Steve’s idea with vehicles on their roads. The B.C. EcoSociety member John Alton, government, we were told, is down-

loading the responsibility for regulation of LSVs to the municipalities. The managers of Dynasty and the Zenn (electric) Motor Company both reported that LSV electric cars were not receiving government support in this country. In this time of rapid global warming, dwindling global oil supplies, and rampant pollution wouldn’t we want to put electric vehicles on our roads? Imagine noiseless, nonpolluting electric vehicles moving throughout the streets of our city instead of the smelly, C02/smog belching cars that we have now. If you want to see electric vehicles on our roads write the provincial and federal governments now and ask that they give their unqualified support for electric vehicles.

Matt Lowe is a climate change campaigner for the West Kootenay EcoSociety. For more information contact the EcoSociety at or 354-1909.

Not much time for environmental study, says local scientist …continued from p.1 Dr. Sevigny is the owner and head scientist of Iridium Consulting, a firm that has worked with the B.C. and Alberta governments on creating guidelines for cleaning contaminated land. In October 2007 the Ministry of Environment sent a letter to New Future, asking the developer to answer Dr. Sevigny’s questions. “Dr. Sevigny’s concerns, if legitimate, could affect the validity of the CCoC

[conditional certificate of compliance],” wrote Colm Condon, a risk assessment officer for the Ministry of Environment (MOE). “As such, the MOE requests that you . . . respond in writing – to the MOE before redevelopment commences – to address Dr. Sevigny’s comments.” A certificate of compliance is a province-issued document needed before land can be redeveloped and a conditional one was issued for the site in 2001. Rink said New Future

has hired a consultant to address the environmental questions. “We’ve been addressing it through our consultants and we’ll write out a plan for how we’re going to mitigate whatever we might find, if we find anything at all.” Rink could not provide specific timeline on the research, though he said the environmental consultants New Future has hired would conduct some drilling at the site. Dr. Sevigny said it would be difficult for New Future to answer his ques-

tions in time for ground breaking this summer. “Even in the best possible case, if I saw a drill rig down there tomorrow, based on my experience . . it would take somewhere in the order of three months.” If environmental problems were found, Dr. Sevigny said the developer and Ministry of Environment would have to work on how to clean up the land. “It’s virtually impossible to put an estimate of time on that,” said Dr. Sevigny.

Plain clothes officers will help rural detachments …continued from p.1 The plain clothes investigators would be a resource to the new inspector and rural detachments facing more complicated crimes. “If you a commander say in a place like Kaslo and you have x

number of resources and you have a major issue, a [general investigator] can come over and easily help you, assist you at targeting criminals or problems in your area,” Cmdr. Harrison said. He is excited about having an inspector in the Kootenays.

“We’ve had [inspectors] in the Kootenays before and because of restructuring a few years ago we moved everything into Kelowna. We really have a need for a senior RCMP officer over there to organize our resources. We’re really excited about that.”

Taghum Bridge gets a facelift

Work on giving Taghum Bridge a new surface began on Monday, April 14. Seismic 2000 Construction Limited will do the $1.2 million project, slated to run until Sunday, June 22, said Jeff Knight, spokesperson for the Ministry of Transportation. “They’re doing a replacement of the bridge joints and resurfacing the bridge deck and approaches to the bridge.” Knight said traffic will be down to one lane, alternating traffic during the project.

Katimavik needs host families

Friday, May 2 to Sunday, May 11 Katimavik is searching for host families for a nineday period. Families would host youth aged 17 to 21 years of age from across Canada. Here is a chance to get to know a young person who is presently volunteering in the community while introducing them to our way of living. Contact Emilie at 3523820 for more information. Each family that hosts a Katimavik participant receives a stipend to offset costs.



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Possible signs you should go see a chiropractic doctor Last week’s column explored the subject of what it is that chiropractors do, but when do we know when to go in and see a chiropractor for an adjustment? Dr. Kevin McKenzie, a local chiropractor, says most people come in for musculoskeletal problems: for example, lower back or neck pain. Chiropractic adjustments are very effective for these types of problems. However, as Dr. Christine Maclean, another local chiropractor, explains “you don’t wait to go see your dentist until your teeth fall out.” She encourages patients to take care of their spines while they feel healthy to avoid

Exploring Health

Kate Butt

pile-ups of compensatory problems. Each part of the spine affects another part of the spine and then further another system in the body. It is,

therefore, important to deal with problems as early as possible before serious complications have the opportunity to arise. Some early signs that your nervous system is out of balance due to physical, chemical or emotional stressors can be: abnormal sleep patterns, exaggerated moods, weakened immune system, digestive disruptions and lowered ability to deal with stress. Often in these cases a realignment of the spine can help to rebalance the nervous system and help eliminate these signs and symptoms. When preparing to book an appointment with your chiroprac-

tor, keep in mind that it can be nice to blend chiropractics with massage, acupuncture, or craniosacral therapy to relax the muscle tissue and enhance the effect on the nervous system either before or after you have an adjustment. Also, remember to be as active as you can be in taking your health into your own hands with a healthy diet, rest, activities that promote your emotional wellbeing, regular exercise and stretching. “If everybody stretched everyday my clinic would be empty,” says Dr. Maclean. For a list of local chiropractors please check the Health Pages in the telephone directory.

Kate Butt is a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine in Nelson. She treats a variety of health issues and has special interests in womens health, peri-natal care, chronic pain and sports injuries. For questions or information please contact

Briefly Rural housing discussion

Monday, April 21, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Community First Health Co-op, 518 Lake St. “When we asked people for their ideal picture in local housing, a surprisingly similar vision emerged,” says Laverne Booth, coordinator of the Habondia Habitat feasibility study that facilitated kitchen table meetings in the region. “Garden space, shared facilities and private, smaller living spaces, work close to home, multigenerational, energy efficient and local, natural building materials, are

some of the common elements that the women and men who we talked to want in rural housing.” Participants in the kitchen table meetings and others interested in affordable community housing are invited to a public process to hear the results and envision potential housing solutions For more information call (250) 226-7879.

MP’s open house

Thursday, April 24, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Seniors’ Hall, 4th St., Kaslo Alex Atamanenko, MP for B.C.

Southern Interior and his staff will visit Kaslo for an open house dropin for constituents. “It’s great, with a once-a-year staff meeting in the riding, that staff from my riding offices and my Ottawa office, especially, can visit a part of the riding to meet with constituents and get to know a community and its people a bit better,“ said Atamanenko. The public is invited to drop by to just visit and have refreshments or bring any passport or other federal government service issue or concern to discuss with Atamanenko and staff.

Safely introduce new pets to your home We were quite worried about introducing a new cat and were not sure how the other pets would take to the new resident. We were especially worried that Marmaduke, our other cat, would be mad and reject Maurice. We were advised by Pam at the SPCA to do a “scent swapping” exercise. This involved leaving Maurice in his cat carrier for the first few hours and letting the two cats meet through the carrier door only. By doing this they were able to swap scents and get used to each

Paws for Thought

Emma Cox

other in a safe and controlled way. We made sure to keep Maurice in a separate room for 24 hours, away from all the other animals.

We fed the two cats in different parts of the house, gave them separate litter trays and so on. We made a big fuss over Marmaduke to let him know that he was still special and we were not replacing him. As for the dogs, we made sure that they knew the new cat was off limits for them. The last thing a new and unsure cat wants is a strange dog in his face to intimidate him. The next morning we let the two cats meet: Marmaduke was not happy.

So, as advised by Pam, we just left them together for the day. She advised us to leave them alone and not interfere and infuse our own energy into the situation. It worked like a charm. By the end of that night they were best buddies and two weeks later one is never seen without the other. They go everywhere together. Share the same litter tray, eat from the same dish, sleep together and groom each other. The dogs have accepted him too and give him the space and respect that he deserves.

Emma has lived in Nelson for eight years with her dogs Dharma, Koda and Mortimer and her crazy orange cat Marmaduke and now his friend Maurice. She has worked in the pet industry for several years including a veterinary clinic, an animal shelter and a pet supply store and now owns Pupperware Party Pets. Emma can be contacted at

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Commentary Does anything change going private?

Street Talk

Opinions & Letters Editorial Happy Earth Day. We’re all in this one together Tuesday, April 22 is Earth Day, a world-wide celebration of the variety and fragility of the Earth. It started in 1970 and has spread around the world. Earth Day is a reminder that we live in a small world. Pollution travels around the world affecting the health of everyone. The global climate is changing, science tells us, and the effects will be wide-ranging and the long-term consequence for us is still unknown. With this in mind we should take time to think about how we can mitigate our impact on the environment. As individuals we can make decisions that are as simple as buying products with less packaging or looking for organic options. On a larger scale, dual-flush toilets are an easy fix to reduce water waste and a smaller, more fuel efficient car would be easier on the planet and (eventually) the wallet. It’s important our governments make decisions with the Earth in mind as well. Last week the City of Nelson banned burning yard waste, a solid step to improving air quality in the our valley. However, the Regional District of Central Kootenay is continuing with this old-fashioned practice. While it’s nice for Nelsonites to have the knowledge nobody within city limits is burning yard waste, the RDCK exists directly across the West Arm and smoke plumes could be seen rising from waste piles the day after Nelson banned its own burning. It’s an excellent example of how we’re all in this together. Everybody lives in the valley and everybody has to breath in the air. In our editorial last week we quoted part of a letter from Dr. Doug Kittle a medical health officer from Interior Health who explained the health risk from waste burning is fine particulate matter. Dr. Kittle’s letter also said there was “no safe level of particulate matter.” We encourage the RDCK directors to consider everybody’s health next year and look to develop options to burning yard waste. Much of the material could be composted, a process that produces something good for us all.

Fish Heads & Flowers Flowers - a big thank you to the friendly strangers who helped me to the hospital when I fell off my bike. My bumps, cuts and bruises will heal, but I’ll never forget your kindness! Fish Heads - to parents who expect others to watch their kids while out in public. Keep an eye on your own kids! They are your responsibility! Flowers - to the representatives ready and able to vote out the burning of waste. This

smoky obscenity has baffled me for years. I appreciate the change. - Breathing Easier Already Fish Heads - to people who talk down to others and talk behind their backs. Weren’t you ever taught “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”? - One love Flowers - to everyone who chooses to use travel mugs, cloth shopping bags and their own containers for grocery purchases.

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Alex Atamanenko – NDP MP for B.C. Southern Interior. In many B.C. communities, when a meter-reader comes to your home to check your monthly electricity consumption, they wear a BC Hydro uniform, but they are, in fact, no longer employees of BC Hydro. They work for Accenture, a Bermudabased for-profit, multinational corporation. Just like when you call the Medical Services Plan with an inquiry, you are actually now speaking to an employee of Maximus, a U.S.-based multinational. Does this shifting of the employees from the broader public service to for-profit corporations really change anything, either for the worker, or for the quality of the service? The answer, according to a report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), is yes. Since its election in 2001, the current B.C. government has implemented widespread neo-liberal socio-economic restructuring. Part of this process has been the establishment of an Alternative Service Delivery (ASD) plan to “contract-out” or “outsource” some public service delivery to private,

for-profit companies. In the CCPA study, they found that contrary to the government’s claim that “this is alternative service delivery, not privatization,” ASD indeed represents a form of privatization. The report investigates how outsourcing has impacted government services and affected the economic security of the workers involved by focusing on two cases: BC Hydro to Accenture and Medical Services Plan to Maximus. These two case studies reveal a large gap in the virtues of outsourcing. ASD is being sold with the promise of innovation, technological improvement and intelligent reorganization. But, when we look at the privatization schemes, we learn their main tools for “innovation” are cost minimization, de-skilling staff, surveillance, increased hierarchy control and a push for employees to do more work. The study has revealed that the security of the workers involved has been affected as their power to bargain has been undermined. In the case of Accenture workers, there is a great fear of job loss

as their jobs could be outsourced to offshore lowwage jurisdictions. And with Maximus employees, there was a drastic separation of the bargaining unit from the larger public sector workforce, which resulted in a reduction of the ability to compete for other jobs within the civil service. All in all, employees from both organizations indicated a sense of being valued less as a result of outsourcing. In fact their level of stress increased dramatically. Workers also reported a deterioration in the quality of their work life, including: lower morale, lack of training, a devaluing of employee knowledge, increased worker surveillance, a loss of institutional knowledge and a fear of future job loss. In closing, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives study concluded that ASD does very little to address accountability and fiscal responsibility but rather is a driven approach to ill-conceived notions of efficiency and productivity. We must not let this ideological approach continue without broader public dialogue.

What performer would you pay a lot of money to see?

Groundation. They’re a reggae band. They play huge venues so tickets aren’t that much. They’re just a real good reggae band with good rhythms and a horn section. Jimmy Danella, Rossland

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The Beastie Boys. They’re super old school and still performing. They’re original because at the time they were the first white rap group. Rowan Klassen, Vancouver Island

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Prince. I’d pay anywhere up to $300 to see him. I like the fact he can play every instrument and he can reach every single octave. He’s a great performer. Aviva Steele, Nelson


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There’s more than one way to straighten a leaning garage to rear lot lines My old single car and these garages garage is leaning and often sit on rear lot I wonder if it’s sallines or into public vageable. lanes. Don’t tear it Check around the down and you can sole plates at the botrepair and maintoms of the exterior tain it indefinitely walls. If these walls even though the have had garden soil zoning bylaw may up against them for not permit your years there may be garage in that locaextensive rot damBill Lynch, Paul Muntak tion today. age, which makes & Steve Cannon Often, old the project marginal. garages start to However, if there is litlean because they tle or no rot (or you’re lack enough diagoprepared to do serious nal sway bracing. structural rot repair) Push the buildthen I think the building back to vertical using leverage ing is probably worth saving. Here’s another point to consid- from adjacent structures, trees or er. Many of these old garages in temporary diagonal braces staked back lanes could not be built in to the ground. Once the building the same locations today because is vertical and re-leveled, install zoning bylaws usually require at diagonal sway bracing on the inside least five feet (1.5 metre) setbacks of at least three walls. The longer

Home Front

the bracing is the more effective it will be. On a typical wall the most effective braces run from the top right and top left corners of each wall corner and meet at the middle of the bottom plates. Your roof may also need additional support. Fortunately, the same principles of diagonal bracing apply only this time the bracing is called ceiling joists and collar ties. You can install ceiling joists at the points where the rafters meet the top plates of the walls. Nail the ceiling joists to the rafters and the tops of the walls. If your garage already has ceiling joists and the roof is still sagging, install second horizontal members (collar ties) half way between the ceiling joists and the peak of the roof. This will definitely increase the strength and stability of your roof by “splitting” the rafter span.

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

Briefly The World Day for the Pregnant Women Saturday, April 19, starting at 10 a.m. at The Factory, 301 Vernon St. (beside The Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences) This day is in process of being recognized by the United-Nations as the 50th World Day A baby boom has occurred in Canada over the last couple of years and nowadays, there are more frequent pregnancies in mature women. Also there is a growing demand for new services, more information related

Trash to treasure

to prepared pregnancy, safe delivery and early education of the child. Advice, coaching and guidance toward improve parenting and family expansion are in great demand and can satisfy the growing needs of today’s society. There will be talks on releasing tension in the womb during pregnancy, overcoming guilt during pregnancy, creative work with the unborn child and how children inherit health from their ancestors.

Saturday, April 19 In celebration of Earth Day – Tuesday, April 22 – the Regional Districts of Kootenay Boundary and Central Kootenay invite residents to participate in Trash to Treasure (T2T) Day. All across the Kootenay Boundary residents are invited to practice reuse by putting out unwanted but useful treasures for their neighbours to claim for free. T2T Day is a zero-waste focused event, which provides residents with an opportunity to give away unwanted, but useful, household items to those who may find value in them. Residents are encouraged to place any gently-used, unwanted household items (e.g. books, bicycles, clothing, toys, furniture, etc.) together at the front of their properties. Residents should clearly display a “T2T” sign so that treasure hunters will know which items are available for the taking. By 4 p.m. the same day all remaining items should be gathered up and taken off the street.


A senior profile: Helen Mahonen Her badge says her name is Helen, a greeter who has been with WalMart for 20 years. She’ll tell you there is nothing especially interesting about her. But Helen Mahonen is interesting. Born in Brilliant to Russian Doukhobor parents, she grew up in the Nelson area and attended Blewett School. She dreamed of becoming an registered nurse but, at age 15, she went to work at the Nelson hospital. From her vantage point on the cleaning staff, the job of registered nurse was far less glamorous than she had previously imagined. She took night school secretarial courses. After earning her diploma, she joined the staff at the local Sally Shop, selling women’s clothing. She married taxi driver Lou Choquette. After his death, she married John Mahonen, a miner from Salmo. They raised two children, Nathan and Jonnine. She was widowed again. Helen was the Sally Shop’s manager when it closed in 1988. She went to work part-time at the Red Grill restaurant in Woolco. Twenty years

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later she is still going strong with Woolco’s successor. What’s the best part of the job? “Meeting people from different countries.” And the worst? “There are some complainers . . . but there aren’t too many of them.” There are those who stop to visit for five to 10 minutes, mostly seniors. Helen is famous for selling raffle tickets for causes that the Nelson Wal-Mart charity committee sponsors. Fellow associates know and appreciate this and often people entering the store ask what she is promoting this week. Helen has raised thousands of dollars for local and provincial charities. Helen does what she does because, “I like people, the work keeps me going.”

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.

Briefly Learn about long term care for seniors

Monday, April 21, 7 p.m. at the old United Church in Procter Seniors who wonder what happens when they can no longer live safely in their home have a chance to learn about their options. Some choices are: live at home with support; live with family with support; assisted living; and live at a long term care (LTC) facility. When a senior chooses to apply for support or care, funded by the Interior Health, a long term care assessor will complete a long term care assessment process involving the senior and the family. From this the IH determines eligibility, level of care and fees payable. An good understanding of this process will help seniors and their children

plan their futures. Procter-Harrop Seniors have set up a meeting to provide information and advice about the LTC assessment with Shannon Jennings, IH community care coordinator and Heather Woodward, IH long term care assessor in the area. Everyone is invited to attend. Phone Roger Oliver at 229-5606 for more information.

Books for sale

The Nelson University Centre Education Society is moving out of town. All the books and periodicals stored on Baker Street and the Trafalgar Junior Secondary School will be stored in the Longbeach Lake Area before the end of April. People can buy used donated books (not the collection) by the bag and for a reduced price. The Centre is located on 560 Baker St. For information call 352-3144.

Warm up properly When you start an exercise program chances are you will be reminded to warm up. Have you ever wondered why you should warm up? Warming up is designed to increase the blood flow to the working muscles helping to decrease muscle stiffness, reduce the risk of injury and improve overall performance. A warm muscle will contract more forcefully and relax quicker, enhancing a persons speed and strength during performance. The risk of an injury by “overstretching” a muscle during exercise becomes greatly reduced. The physiological and psychological components involved in exercising or competing is also improved when a proper warm up is followed. Many individuals wonder what a proper warm up consists of. It is important to recognize that a warm up should begin slowly and gradually. The Individual’s focus should be on the specific movements associated in the activity and the muscle groups involved. A sport specific warm up is a common and effec-

Keeping Fit Chris Wright

tive approach. This type of warm up provides a pre-rehearsal for the body priming it for the “more intense” activity to follow. An example of this would be a runner starting with light jog followed by a few sprints towards the end of the routine. The sprints assist by engaging all the muscle fibres. The best time to stretch a muscle is following activity, when the muscle is warm and pliable. Stretching a cold muscle can increase the potential risk of pulling or tearing a muscle, so be aware and proactive in your approach by taking the time to prepare for the task at hand. Discovering the perfect warm up for you is a very individualized process. Don’t be afraid to experiment with varying warmup techniques and find what is most effective for you and the activities you engage in. Contact a health care professional if you have further questions.

Chris Wright is a fitness technician and his speciality is in exercise rehab at the Nelson and District Community complex.

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Briefly Linton Kwesi Johnson: dub poet legend


There’s plenty of room for the community in The Factory. David Russell and a group of Nelson artists created the space so they can work in peace and give the community a cheap space to rent.

Artists create their own space Artist group opens The Factory for affordable studios and community by Chris Shepherd Think of the archetypal artist and images of creative people, tucked away in a studio comes to mind. But for a town with an artistic reputation like Nelson, there were too few spaces for an artist to stash their palette, computer, or writing desk. That’s all set to change with the grand opening of The Factory, Nelson’s newest artistic space. David Russell had the idea and he and a group of Nelson artists made it happen. They’ve established themselves at 301 Vernon St. – beside The Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences – and created six studios and an 800 square foot gallery they can rent out to the community. Nelson used to have many studios for artists, Russell says, but over the years they’ve shifted to more industrial uses. So Russell floated the idea of a group of artists getting together to rent (and renovate) the Vernon Street space. “Within two days of me putting it out there the key spaces were filled,” Russell says. “There was clearly a need in the community.” Nine artists are sharing the six studios and there are plans to create up

to 12 more in the future. The Factory also includes a washroom and small kitchen. The new studio offers a creative, professional space for artists, Russell says. Personally, he says his new studio gives him a place where he can get away from day-to-day distractions. “I know I won’t get distracted. I get zenned out.” The studios also offer artists a professional space to bring their clients. Russell says the community will also benefit from having so many creative, talented people in one space and calls The Factory a one-stop shop for artistic talent. The Factory’s gallery isn’t just for the artists: the public can rent out the space for $12.50 an hour. That includes using the PA system, internet access and desks. There’s also a special rate for people who are just starting out offering classes where The Factory takes a percentage of the income. The Factory is having its grand opening on Saturday, April 19, an evening featuring music, an art exhibit by Melissa Meretsky. For more information contact Russell at 505-1870 or by e-mail at

Saturday, April 19 at the Spiritbar Linton Kwesi Johnson was born in 1952 in Chapelton, a small town in the rural parish of Clarendon, Jamaica. He came to London in 1963, went to Tulse Hill secondary school and later studied sociology. While still at school he joined the Black Panthers, helped to organise a poetry workshop within the movement and developed his work with Rasta Love, a group of poets and drummers. In 1974 Race Today published his first collection of poetry, Voices of the Living and the Dead. Dread Beat An’ Blood, his second collection, was published in 1975 by Bogle-L’Ouverture and was also the title of his first LP, released by

Virgin in 1978. That year also saw the release of the film Dread Beat An’ Blood, a documentary on Johnson’s work. In 1980 Race Today published his third book, Inglan Is A Bitch and there were four more albums on

The Capitol Theatre’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, April 17, 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre It was 20 years ago the Capitol Theatre went from warehouse to artistic hub and the artists are coming out to celebrate. The event will be a variety show hosted by Karen Agnew and Michael Graham and will feature a wide range of artists from Lucas Myers to Fran Patterson, a popular leading lady from 20 years ago who is returning for the anniversary. The celebration is also a fundraiser for the theatre, which plans on adding online ticket purchases with the money raised. Tickets are $20 and for more information call 352-6363.

Jimmy Bowskill

Friday, April 18 at the Civic Theatre in Nelson and Saturday, April 19 at the Silverton Memorial Hall Bowskill has been compared with Stevie Ray Vaughan and he has three award winning blues albums under his belt already. The Nelson show is all ages and tickets are at Eddy Music. No minors are allowed at the Silverton show and tickets are avail-

the Island label: Forces of Victory (1979), Bass Culture (1980), LKJ in Dub (1981) and Making History. Tickets are $20 at Eddy Music, more at the door. DJ Papa Roots closes the night.

able at the Apple Tree in New Denver, Silverton Building Supplies, Slocan Valley Station in Slocan and at the Winlaw Mini Mart. Both shows are being opened by local favourites Holly and Jon.

Welcome to the sugar shack, French style

Sunday, April 20, 1 p.m. at the Salmo Ski Station, one kilometre from the junction towards Creston Every year, springtime is welcomed with a sugar shack party (cabane à sucre) by hundreds of the Kootenays’ francophones and francophiles. Many are quizzical about the existence of the famous sweet maple tree in the area to permit such an event; a question the French Association (AFKO) answers with a stack of maple syrup cans they transform to a precious golden taffy, served on the snow, as tradition obliges. There will be pancakes, eggs, ham, beans, taffy on snow and live music. Admission is $6 for children, $12 for adults and $30 for a family with reservation and membership Admission is $5 or $10 more if not attendees are not members. RSVP to 352-3516. All welcome.

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Briefly Garnet Rogers

Thursday, April 24 at The Royal on Baker Garnet Rogers has courageously established himself as a formidable solo artist. Hailed as a charismatic performer and singer, Rogers’s vocal and instrumental talents are complimented by an undeniably powerful physical presence with the lungs to match. With his smooth, dark baritone, his incredible range and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Rogers is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere. Rogers sings extraordinary songs about people who are not obvious heroes and of the small everyday victories. As memorable as his songs, his over the top humour and lightning-quick wit move his audiences from tears to laughter and back again. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Heavyweight Dub Champion

Thursday, April 17 at Spiritbar Created in the mountains of Colorado in 1997, Heavyweight Dub Champion is a musical entity here to reclaim sacred space through ritualistic performance and sonic alchemy. HDC communes with Warrior Spirits in the creation, production and performance of their vibrational healing aural mandalas. Their upcoming release features multiple tracks with KRS ONE, Killah Priest, Dr. Israel, Apostle, Stero Lion, Elf Tranzporter, Wailer B, Lady K and others. The mission of Heavyweight Dub Champion and Champion Nation is the unconditional liberation of the human race. All music is created from scratch by the sonic shamanistic alchemists: Resurrector, Patch and Totter Todd.

Ty West

Sunday, April 20, 8 p.m. at Oxygen Art Centre, #3-320 Vernon St. (alley entrance) Ty West is an acoustic guitar playin’ singer/songwriter, weaving together many musical styles to create his own unique sound. His rhythmic grooves and inventive, lyrical style unite to generate a fresh, full sound. West blends elements from folk, jazz, funk, rock, and eastern music in his intriguing one-man show.

Along with the familiar songs from his album Organic, he will treat his audience to new material off his upcoming album. This will be a delight for West’s fans as it is a rare live performance, due to the fact that he has been locked in the studio, recording, for the past two years. This is an all ages show, tickets are on a sliding scale, $8 to $15, available at Still Eagle. There will be home-baked snacks and non-alcoholic beverages for sale during the break. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Good intentions


Thursday, April 24, 7:30 p.m. at the Oxygen Art Centre, #3-320 Vernon St. (alley entrance) Ever get a sense that we in Nelson are cocooned from the rest of the world? Or can we be rightly accused of a certain degree of bunker mentality? What do we as a community embrace to define ourselves, and from what other influences do we seek to insulate ourselves? In conjunction with B.C. Arts and Culture week, the Nelson and District Arts Council has engaged a number of local artists to create and present a performance piece entitled “Insular,” which will explore what it means for a town such as Nelson to have made certain choices about what does or does not work in the context of living in our mountain paradise community. Actor Michael Graham, visual artist Patrick Thompson, poet Jane Byers, musician Laurie Jarvis, photographer Kelly Gilliam, and actress Rachel Farquharson are the multidisciplinary creative team behind “Insular”. Admission is by suggested donation of $5.

Clive Titmuss: Rennaisance and baroque music

Monday, April 21, 7 p.m. at the Nelson United Church, 602 Silica St. Lutenist and luthier Clive Titmuss presents a programme of music for four different lutes. He will play a different lute for the music of each composer, beginning with the earliest printed scores from around 1500 and concluding with the complex harmonies of the elaborately decorated baroque lute, which bristles with 24 tuning pegs and 13 pairs of strings.



Stephen Fowler and Jane Hicks star in The Road to Hell, a two-play comedy playing at the TNT Playhouse, at the corner of Ward and Carbonate Streets on Thursday, April 17 to Saturday, April 19.

Art of politics, politics of art

Friday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. at Oxygen Art Centre 320 Vernon St., alley entrance Collage artist and writer Judy Wapp presents Art of Politics, Politics

of Art, a multi-disciplinary talk and discussion. The talk begins with a quick overview of political art in the Western tradition. Then, emphasizing the contemporary, it considers audio, cinematic, lit-

Setting it straight In the Wednesday, April 2 issue of the Express a photo of Jimmy Bowskill on

erary, and visual arts. For more information on upcoming events or to register for classes in fibre, film, and painting starting next week, check out or call 3526322.

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Local writer reveals Brave Deeds at upcoming book launch Saturday, April 19, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nelson United Church, 602 Silica St. In the late 1990s local author Ann Alma befriended her neighbour Maria Braal. Because of their common background as Dutch Canadians they mostly reminisced about their country of birth. This is how Alma first learned of the Braals’ activities during Holland’s hunger winter of 1944-45. Frans Braal worked for the Dutch Resistance movement. When he brought home Phil, a downed and injured Canadian airman, Maria, seven months pregnant with her

fourth child, agreed to shelter him. To do so was dangerous and to hide their activities from the Nazis they moved to a large summer camp in the country. When Frans and Maria realized that the Nazis could only execute them once for harbouring others they took in more and more people. The camp had 20 bunk beds and, along with an underground hideout dug by Frans and Phil, the Braals eventually fed and sheltered 26 people, including 13 starving Jewish children. After the war Frans, Maria and their seven children immigrated first

to California and then to the West Kootenays. At first the Braals’ heroic, humanitarian actions were not recognized. It wasn’t until years later that they received certificates of gratitude from the Canadian, British and U.S. governments. Holland presented them with a silver cross and 50 trees were planted in their honour in Israel. Alma wrote down the experiences and Maria was able to edit the manuscript twice. Frans Braal died at Mount St. Francis in 2004 while Maria passed away on

April 20, 2007, at the home she and Frans built in the Beasley mountains. Alma’s book, Brave Deeds, How One Family Saved Many From the Nazis, will be launched at a party where Hume Elementary School choir will sing Dutch songs and perform a circle dance. There will be live music and for every book sold at the launch a donation will be made to the Nelson Food Cupboard. Alma will read from the book and a presentation will show some never before published WWII photos. – submitted

Briefly Caramel

Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre FLIKS brings Caramel, a lovely warm comedic drama set in a Beirut beauty shop – where goey caramel is cooked up to wax legs. Owner Layal is in a hopeless relationship with a married man, Muslim Nisrine doesn’t want her fiancé to know she’s not a virgin, Rima the hair washer is drawn to a female client, Rose has foregone marriage to care for her older sister and aging Yamal still wants to be a young actress. These five threads weave a poignant picture of

women muddling through the uncertainties of a culture caught between the modern and the traditional. Directed by the lead actress Nadine Labaki, is a beautiful look at the warm golden tones and inner life of Beirut. 95 minutes & rated PG. For more information go to

Digital arts show

Friday, April 18, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mary Hall, Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus Selkirk College’s Digital Arts and New Media program is readying itself for another end-of-year exhi-

bition, and it promises to be an unforgettable digital showcase of student ingenuity and hard work designed to be more engaging. “One of our aims was to get people more involved in the exhibits,” said Nicole Bruce, a student in the program whose speciality is graphic design and motion graphics. “Interactivity continues to be an area of great potential and interest, both for developers and users.” Students’ fascination with design, photography, coding, editing, animating, filming, compositing and more will be on full display and leave onlookers impressed by what can be

accomplished. The highlight of the show is the always entertaining class demo reel: more than 20 minutes of visual mind candy. Industry experts Wendy Boylan and Sean Smillie will speak at the show.

Garbage Warrior

Friday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Vallican Whole Community Centre In Garbage Warrior, renegade architect Michael Reynolds creates homes that provide their own heat, air conditioning, water, food and power and they can be built anywhere by anyone out of the things

society throws away. Reynolds and his band of green architects have been building self-sufficient offthe-grid communities for years in the New Mexico desert. However these experimental structures confound authorities and Reynolds has his work cut out for him lobbying for the right to create a sustainable living test site.

Artwalk deadline

Friday, April 18, 5 p.m. at the Nelson and District Arts Council, 619B Front St. Artists and gallery owners are reminded that the deadline for Nelson’s Artwalk is coming up quickly. The Nelson and District Arts Council will be accepting applications until Friday, April 18th at 5 pm. Call 352-2402 to ensure someone is in the office. Alternatively, artists and gallery owners can leave their applications at the Gift Shop at Touchstones for pickup, located at 502 Vernon St. Applications for both artists and galleries may be obtained by visiting the Nelson and District Arts Council’s website at www., and going to the Artwalk page. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Nelson Artwalk and organizers are encouraging new galleries and venues to consider becoming a part of Artwalk this year to join their well established venues. Some new venues this year include the Nelson Municipal Library, and Ellison’s Market Café. Contact Shannon at 352-2402 or e-mail for more details.

Silent auction for the Anglican church

Friday, April 18 to Friday, May 2 at Gaia Rising, 449 Baker St. Jonn Lavinder is auctioning 36 paintings to support the Anglican Memorial Hall Restoration Project The hall, which is the new home of The Nelson Theatre company, also houses two schools: the Wild Flower School and the Kootenay Kinder School.

The building is a rental space for non-profit groups in Nelson; however, the building cannot continue through the coming winter without replacing its steam boiler at a cost of $40,000. The paintings were inspired by the artist’s book “The Ancestors’ Path,” which defines 36 Paths of Directions. The principles are based on the concept of six directions: east, south, west, north, below and above. Each direction has symbolic meanings depending on cultural traditions. The rock art of North America’s indigenous people gives testimony to this fact.

Paintings of Peru

All April at the Dominion Café, 334 Baker St. Hugo Franco’s paintings have evolved into a profound expression of strength and hope for the spiritual and physical resurrection and well-being of his people. His themes delve into the inner consciousness of ceremony and tradition conveyed in a contemporary style. His paintings never fail to astound and inspire with their bold colours and dramatic figures. Hugo and his siblings form the group Winay Taki Ayllu, dedicated to the restoration of traditional spirituality, cosmology, lifestyle, art, music and dance after 500 years of colonization. They work to restore the foundational cosmological concept of ayni, which means simply reciprocity.

Piñata making

Friday, April 18 at the Nelson and District Youth Centre, 608 Lake St. Join organizers for a night of crafty piñata making in preparation for their Piñata SMASH Night on Thursday, April 24. Friday, April 25 is game night with snacks and prizes.

New Rick Foulger artwork

Until Thursday, May 15 at the Dancing Bear Inn, 171 Baker St. Rick Foulger’s new work will be on display for all of April and part of May. Call 352-6164 for more information.

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OAK TABLE, SIX CHAIRS, five leaves, $1000. Call Madeleine 3527120. FOR SALE: 3 PIECE BEDROOM SUITE. Very clean and in good condition. $200. Ph. 399-4207.

SAWMILLS from only $3,495.00 Convert your logs to valuable lumber with your own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log skidders also available. - free information: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT ADD AND SAVE on home phone reconnection. Bad credit - no problem! Up to $30 off for new customers, plus lower monthly rates! Call Tembo 1-877-266-6398 or sign up online AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/ U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, sulfur, smell, manganese from well water. Since 1957. Phone 1-800-BIG IRON; BABY? Ovu-Trac® uses saliva to identify a woman’s fertile days. Simple, 96% accurate, natural, reusable, cost effective. Licensed medical device since 2005. $99.95. 1-888632-9378; YAMAHA GOLF CART: windshield and club cover, motor and clutch rebuilt 2006. $1300. 229-4644. KENMORE DRYER, white & excellent condition. Asking $125 obo. Call 229-4491. GLIDER ROCKER $50, dresser $120, wooden trunk $85, antique table $115, wardrobe $75. 359-7756. WEAVERS, I have a 45” Nilus Leclerc jack loom with accessories for sale. Call 354-4272. FRIGIDAIRE FRONT LOADING, heavy duty, washer/dryer. $420 pair. Call 355-0069. POOL TABLE, BRAND NEW, assembled, never used. Paid $250, asking $110. Near Harrop, 250-448-6324. FLAMINETA PROPANE OVEN/ STOVE with regulator. Indoor/ Outdoor use. Like new. $225 obo. 509-1941. 2” TOW-BAR WITH BALL $35. 1/3 H.D. new electric motor, $50. 27’ TV, $100. 359-7443 LARGE POTTERY GAS KILN, 26 cu. ft. Moveable in one piece, reduced to $1500. 352-9150. X-BOX, NINTENDO, SUPER NINTENDO, controllers, games, etc. For prices & details call 229-5633. BUNK BEDS, white metal w/ mattresses $75, chalk board 3’x4’ $10. 352-7157. BOX OF GROOVY GIRLS. Must see! Great condition. No longer played with. Best offer. 551-2233. 5 HOCKEY GAMES: 60’s to 2000. All fair to good condition with men and nets. 352-7247. CARPET, approx. 12x15 piece of good quality used carpet. Oatmeal colour. $50. Ph. 352-2602. YAMAHA GOLF CAR, low miles, windshield, well maintained, 1993. 41950. 352-1157. TECK 5 PAINTBALL GUN, 2 tanks & mask, $150. BIC Windsurfer, $150. 551-3497. 1740 W GENERATOR, $125 obo. 3 Husqvarna chainsaws. View at 124 E Ave., Kaslo. Call 353-2944 or 505-3212. LARGE, DARK, SANJO MICROWAVE, $30, wall mirror, $5, swag lamp shade, $10 obo. Call 352-6570. WASHER & DRYER, $600, antique loveseat, $400, fitted tub $500, pedestal sink, $100, toilet, $80. 229-4544. HOME THEATRE AV RECEIVER, high-end Sony, brand new condition, $275 obo. Ph: 352-2823.

Garage Sales

MOVING SALE: 209 High St. April 19. 10-3. Furniture, books, Many nice household items. APRIL 19: MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE on 715 Park St. Everything from furniture to saucers!10-4 p.m.

Health & Fitness

LEARN TO USE HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES to treat yourself and your family. 4 sessions/$75 beginning May 10. Margo MacLaren DHom 354-7072

Help Wanted

EXPERIENCED KITCHEN HELP NEEDED. Also, cook & dishwasher. Drop by KC Restaurant between 2 & 5 p.m. BOOKKEEPER, FT/PT. Brilliant Aviation in Castlegar. Experience not necessary. Fax resume to 250-365-2217 SALES PERSONNEL FOR NEW HARDWARE STORE. All levels of experience required. email resumes to IH& or fax to 250352-5060. A RT I S T- W E L D E R - D E S I G N E R NEEDED for full time work. Must have welding and metal fabrication experience. Email resume and portfolio to BRILLIANT AVIATION IN CASTLEGAR is looking for an aircraft fueler. Will train. Fax resume 250-365-2217. FRIENDLY WOMAN NEEDS PARTTIME HELP with cooking, cleaning & shopping. Car required. $13/hr. 359-5070. ***CRUISE SHIP JOBS*** Earn up to $500-$3000/week. All expenses paid. Now hiring for all positions. Free info: 613-834-4456.

Home & Garden

FRIGIDAIRE GALLERY STAINLESS PRO FRIDGE with icemaker. Side by side. $550. 229-2225. PINE BEETLES starting to infest your forest? Trees down from winter weather? Feeling a bit uncomfortable taking it down yourself? Call Shaun at Phoenix Falling for your ground based tree needs. 354.7411 FOR SALE: COW MANURE. Picked up or delivered. Phone 226-7276. FREE HORSE MANURE: You pick. Bring a shovel and containers. April 26 & 27 Blewett. Heather 505-5270. JENN AIR ELECTRIC stove with blower $300. Magic Chef dishwasher black $100. 229-2225.

House Sitting

HOUSE SITTER AVAILABLE. Ref. available. Tara & Gabby. 505-5332. EXPERIENCED HOUSE/PET SITTER with excellent local references is available beginning May onward. Call 352-2463.

Lost & Found

FOUND: FRIENDLY, FEMALE, SPAYED CALICO CAT in Thrums. 2-3 years old. Call 399-0004. SKATEBOARD (BLACK) LOST AT LAKESIDE PARK near the soccer field March 28. Please help a young boy get his board back. 352-6707.

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LOST: BLACK SONY MP3 PLAYER, in Rosemont area. Reward if found. Call 352-3305. FOUND ON FRI., MARCH 28th, 3 p.m. 2 large boxes of newish toddler clothes at Junction. 352-7998.

PLUMBING TOOLS FOR SALE: Rigid cast iron pipecutter, flaring tool. 359-7634. CURTAIN RODS FOR PINCH-PLEATED DRAPES. Double 2-way draw, 2 layers deep, 156”, $60. 229-4415.


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Misc. for Sale MICROWAVE, LARGE, DARK, 2”x4” wall mirror, paper shredder, misc. household items, all best offer. 352-6570. MEC DOUBLE JOGGER STOLLER. Like new! With bike attachment, $200. Call 354-8118. GOLF BALLS. Cleaned, sorted by brand & type. Good condition. Most brands $6/dozen. Phone 352-3026. 19” JVC COLOUR TV with remote. Asking $75. 359-7807. SHINGLES: 39 BUNDLES of nicklegrey, 3-tab, asphalt shingles. $5 per bundle. Call 505-4778. LARGE ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, black with glass, fits TV up to 36”x31”. Excellent condition. $25. 825-4256. PIANO: BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE, dark mahogany. Good condition, $1000 obo. 354-1805. LARGE CAMPING COOLER $20, 3 person tent $25, 6 person dome tent $50, dresser w/mirror $100. 352-5856. REFRIGERATOR, 25 CU. FT., sideby-side, $250. Conveyor belt, 12’, 6’ lift, 3/4 hp, wheels. (Not for firewood.) 226-7172. CRIB & MATTRESS, dresser, coffee tables, and more. Please call 354-0268 TREE PLANTING BAGS, excellent condition, $75. Ph. 359-7163. ELECTRIC POTTER’S KILN, wood doors with jambs, kitchen/bathroom sinks, Champion juicer, Baby Trekker. 354-1648. OLD FASHIONED TREADLE sewing


machine, Singer. $40. 226-6869.

Misc. for Sale

FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, bed, freezer, table, chairs. 354-4697 or 505-9452. MOVING SALE: 34” widescreen TV, $200. 3-piece entertainment centre, $400. DVD/CD shelves, $100. Other stuff too! E-mail or call for more info. 604-9702416 (cell) WASHER, WORKS GREAT, $75. Great, spacious fridge, works well, $100. 250-399-4544. GAMEBOY COLOR/POCKET AC ADAPTER, new in box, $8 obo. 354-1784

Misc. Wanted

LOOKING FOR AFFORDABLE WASHER & DRYER. Have you upgraded? Please call 226-7838 Thanks. Adrian. DONATION OF BICYCLE (child/ adult) in good condition for Cuban family. 352-9788. MODERATE LEVEL PLAYER wanted to play Magick: The Gathering with. Open to multi-player. Devon SETTLERS OF CATAN board game for enthusiastic teens. 250-2292329. MASSAGE TABLE WANTED ASAP! Please contact 354-7472. Needed in good condition! LOOKING FOR 3 PIECES of 1/2” birch or oak plywood. Minimum size 20”x48”. 352-6762. WOOD STOVE WANTED. Small or tiny, no label ok. 352-6622

Misc. Wanted

Sports Equipment


Work Wanted

LOOKING FOR WORKING SEWING MACHINE. Please call 354-4417, ask for Jonathan. DOUBLE STROLLER wanted with big wheels & handbrake. Done with yours? Call Andrea 352-2025. BIKE ROOF RACK for Subaru Legacy. 359-7220. TROPICAL FISH TANK & ACCESSORIES. Call 352-6120 early evenings & weekends. For desperate child, thanks. GOT EXTRA FENCING OR COMPOSTER? I need some for a 20x30 garden. Cheap or free. Thanks! 250-359-7014.

SPLITBOARD. 165 Proir backcountry splitboard. $800 incl. skins & binding hardware. Call Mike, 354-3915.

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JUNK TO THE DUMP. Call me now, 352-3871. “I’ll do it.” CARPENTRY AND SMALL HOME REPAIRS. Call Brant 352-0991. Prompt, friendly and reliable. CAN YOU DIG IT? I CAN! One hard working woman wanting to help make your spring yard clean up a breeze. Experienced. Can haul yard wastes with truck. Call Eryn at 352-2915.

Music & Dance

SQUIRE BASS $300, JayTurser $450, Beringer 2/10 cab $200, Boss pedals, 27”, TV $100. 509-0959. CD & DVD DUPLICATION, direct to disc printing and graphic design located in Nelson: www.shortyburns. com 352-BURN(2876) FRIENDS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC informal soirees for music aficionados. 505-5583. SQUARE DANCING FOR BEGINNERS. Thursdays 6:30-8 p.m. Phone Bob 352-6317. YAMAHA BASS, ACCESSORIES & PRACTICE AMP $400 for all obo. Effects pedal, $150 obo. 352-6297. MUSICIANS WANTED: acoustic bass player, lap/pedal steel guitar player for folk/country/bluegrass singer/songwriter. Call Darin 352-7799.

Pets & Livestock

SALTWATER FISH/REEF ENTHUSIASTS: Interested in sharing experiences, frags, possible club? Email Ph.304-3535

Profesional Services

HANDYMAN SERVICES: residential maintenance and repair for anything in and around your home. 505-7614. MONUMENTAL STONE WORKS Custom headstones/monuments. Portable sandblasting. Cleaning and re-highlighting. Glass etching. Pet Memorials - proceeds to SPCA. 3540988 PINE BEETLES starting to infest your forest? Trees down from winter weather? Feeling a bit uncomfortable taking it down yourself? Call Shaun at Phoenix Falling for your ground based tree needs. 354-7411. GENERAL CONSTRUCTION, CONCRETEFOUNDATIONS,FRAMING through finish. Reasonable rates. Harrop Creek Contracting. 551-1555 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.

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2007 IRON HORSE WARRIOR 6.0. F/S, good components, great bike. $750. 505-2550. 18” HAND BUILT JOE BREEZER mountain bike . Chromo frame. Road and mountain hybrid. $1100. 359-7942 WHITE WATER KAYAK, paddle and skirt (6’ tall people). $900 obo. Winlaw, 226-7716. SPECIALIZED ELEEZ ROAD BIKE, 58 cm Krysiluim wheels, good condition, $700. 250-359-6815. 17’ SEA KAYAK. Older British model for smaller person. $1000 obo. 226-0072 ‘05 SPECIALIZED BIG HIT GROM. 24’ wheels, air shock, good condition. $400. Please call 352-1794.

Steel Buildings

BUILDINGS FOR SALE! “Beat next increase!” Deposit holds for 3 months. 25x40 $6900. 30x40 $8300. 35x70 $14,500. 40x80 $16,900. Many others. Canadian manufacturer since 1980. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.


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NEED A CAR or truck? Good credit, bad credit. Want a Visa? #1 success rate. Delivery in BC and Alberta. HYPERLINK “” or 888-501-1148. AUTO-MATIC CREDIT 1-800 608 5983. Credit problems, bankruptcy, collections, divorce. Let me help you get the financing for that newer truck, van or car and reestablish your credit. Call Barrie 1-800 608 5983 for approval D5256. #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 - HYPERLINK “” www. 1ST IN CAR LOANS! HYPERLINK “” www. Western Canada’s lowest rates & prices on any make any model. Call us first or go online for free approval. 1-888-859-8666.

2003 YAMAHA V-STAR, 1,000 km., as new, loaded. $7,500. 3544697/505-9452. 2 HONDA SHADOWS. White 2002, $6200. Purple 2003, $6600. Low km’s. Too busy to ride! 505-3369. 1994 KAWASAKI KLR 250 on/off road bike. Well maintained, great shape, mechanically solid. $2500. 354-3783. 2002 HONDA SHADOW ACE 750. Must see. Too many extras to list. $7500. 229-4238. MOTORCYCLE TIRE REPAIR KIT & COMPRESSOR. New. Be prepared. Paid $75.18, sell $55. Phone 352-3269. 2005 KAWASAKI KLR 650. Only 7,000 km. Saddlebags, helmet, JoeRocket jacket, gloves. $5,500. Dan 352-5320.

‘94 CHEV LUMINA VAN, high kms, interior/exterior mint, needs some work, $500 obo. 352-7157. 1993 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN 4x4, 8 passenger, loaded, 100 miles on rebuilt transmission. $5500. 505-3497. 1999 TACOMA, V-6, automatic, cd, ac, 190 kms, aluminum wheels, very well maintained, $17,000. 354-9805. 1989 FORD 4X4 EXTENDED CAB. Canopy, steel/wood rack, new snow tires, runs well, $1350. 352-3541. 1998 SUBURU OUTBACK AWD, manual, well maintained, 247,895 km, winters on rims. $7,500 obo. 229-4439. ‘94 EXPLORER, Good condition, 4x4. Moving away hence low price of $1600. Call 250-229-4543. 1982 SIERRA CLASSIC 2WD, 305 auto w/shift kit, lowered, $1000 obo. 551-3014. FORD AEROSTAR XLT 4x4, 1996. Great condition. Recently passed ‘Out of Province Inspection’. $4000 obo. 505-1162. 2006 DURANGO 4x4. 4.7l, loaded, 8 passenger, leather, DVD. $23,000. 229-2236. 1989 S-15 JIMMY. Lowered, custom paint, duel exhaust, recent drive train. $3000. 250-229-2275. SWEET JEEP FOR SALE: 1991 YJ, 200,000 km, $3500. Call 825-4118. 1989 MITSUBISHI MONTERO 4X4 SUV, recent rebuilt V6 engine. New tires.$2000. obo. 352-6120. 1998 DODGE CARAVAN: base model, sony CD, very good throughout, 180K, $4400. Ph. 352-9512.


2004 HONDA CIVIC, 76,000 km, pdl, ac, cd, 5-spd, 4dr, nice economical car $13,000. 352-9630. ‘86 TERCEL, EXCELLENT CONDITION. Reliable, high km, well maintained, $1000. Harvest 352-9661 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 1999 WAGON. 225,000 km, standard, burgundy, winter tires, A/C, CD. $4900 obo. 505-3987 2003 SUZUKI AERIO, AWD, exc. Ratings, 34 mpg, auto, 94k, 4-door, $12,200. Evenings 825-0133. 1993 NISSAN AXXESS, runs well, no visible rust, snowtires, manual, low on gas. $2000. 352-5808. 1985 CADILLAC SEVILLE. 140 kms, great condition, beautiful smooth ride. Power everything. $2500 obo. 352-0064. 1998 TOYOTA RAV 4. Low, low mileage, great condition, $8900. 1997 Neon, good condition, low mileage, $3800. 352-9420. RED 2 DR 1977 MERCURY MARQUIS. New tires & rims, dual exhaust. 3,000 obo. Call Chris 250512-2487. 1980 CHEVROLET CITATION. A thunderheart of a car. All new parts, snows, no visible rust. Reliable, tenderly female driven & loved. $500 firm. 229-4042. 1990 SUBARU LEGACY LS. 167,000 m, winter/summer tires on rims. 4WD, runs great. $1500 obo. 551-1149. VOLVOS: ‘82 WAGON, runs well, $750 obo. ‘82 244 & 245, cheap. ‘80 245, nice body. 352-3648. 1994 OLDS CUTLASS SUPREME, auto, 4dr, a/c, must sell $1000. 5053644. 91 VW PASSAT GL, auto, 280,000 km, great car, needs TLC $1500. 359-6842. 1989 TOYOTA COROLLA. New brake lines & gas tank, needs new muffler. $1000. 352-3499. 1993 ACURA VIGOR, 5 spd, loaded, leather, sunroof, heated seats, +++ 285,000 km $4000. 509-1925.


WANTED: 4 RIMS for ‘94 Volvo 850. Ph. 229-2353. 4 M&S TIRES, P235/75 R15, extra load with rims, $120. 825-9482. CANOPY TO FIT SHORT-BOX PICKUP, 76”x61”. Large back window. New $475, our price, $295. 352-2704. TRUCK TOOLBOX: gull-wing polyethylene cross-over for full size truck, $50. Call 352-2552. CANOPY: Black, to fit 1997-2004 Dodge Dakota Club Cab Short Box. $500. 399-4890.


2002 YUKON XL, fully loaded, family mover with 137,000 km. Priced to sell. 352-1234 evenings. 1998 DODGE CARAVAN, base model, Sony CD, very good throughout, 180 km, all records, $4400. 352-9512 2002 GMC 3/4 TON SUPERCAB 4x4. Tow/haul, automatic, 6 ltr., air, tilt, cruise. 352-1693. 2001 GMC SONOMA ZR2, 5 spd, 4x4, 139,000 km, power everything, ext. cab, $13,500 obo. 352-7401. ‘89 CHEVY VAN 20 SERIES. This 3/4 ton runs but needs some body work. Seven seat belts with a bench seat that folds to a double bed. $700. Call 354-7411. 1990 FORD FULL SIZE CARGO VAN, 6cyl, auto. over $900. new rubber, asking $1000. 505-5249. ‘89 CHEVY VAN 20 SERIES. This 3/4 ton runs but needs some body work. Seven seat belts with a bench seat that folds to a double bed. $700. Call 354-7411 TOYOTAS FOR SALE. ‘91 4x4 extracab pickup, c/w camper, $5000. ‘81 Diesel Landcruiser, $3700. 229-2239 1997 FORD RANGER FLARE SIDE. 135,600 km. 1 owner. Good condition. $5500 obo. 359-5926.


18.5 FOOT 1996 CAMPION KOOTENAY EDITION. 200 hp Yamaha inboard/outboard. Excellent condition. $12,500. Call 825-4356. 2002 SEA-DOO BOMBARDIER, excellent condition, with trailer. Low hours, asking $6500. 359-7667. 16 FOOT GREEN COLMAN square back canoe, with paddles/oars, seat backs, life jackets, $350. 352-7906. 1984 SEARAY, tandem trailer, 9.9 Merck outboard, cutty, head, $4000. View at Red Dog Marina, Balfour. 229-4416.

Recreational Vehicles

1994 22’ DUTCHMEN TRAILER, barely used. Light. Years in covered storage. Loaded. $8,000. 353-7196. 1994 TRAVELAIRE RUSTLER TRAILER, Excellent condition, bunks, air, 1/2 ton towable. Must see! 1998 SKYLINE 28’ TRAILER with 14’ superslide, queen bedroom, loaded, $11,500. 505-3497.


Real Estate THINKING OF SELLING? Get a FREE, no obligation market evaluation of your home. Call 354-8409 WATERFRONT LOT. Fully serviced. 5 min from downtown & all amenities. Asking $399k. Call Brent 604-715-9181. ONE ACRE LOT FOR SALE, SALMO. Flat, easy access, close to skiing. $70,000. 250-226-7990. 2 ACRES IN SUNNY BLEWETT, on Eagle Creek, building ready, septic, well, serviced mobile, $279,000. 229-2243. 5 BD, 3 BTH UPHILL HOME, built 1997. Open floor plan, fully finished, suite potential. $419,000. 352-0532. 4 BEDS, 3 BATHS, newer, clean home, garage, Rosemont, great sun exposure. $419,000. Call Phil 354-1052 FOR SALE IN NELSON Newer mortgage helper with 2 bedroom legal suite. $399,000 obo. Ph.250-352-3365.

Recreational Property

RIVERSIDE RV PARK Resort Living: Lots now selling on the Similkameen River, in Beautiful BC. www.riversidervparkresort. com. Call: 250-499-7710/250-490-7408.


UPHILL HERITAGE HOME, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, hardwood, jacuzzi, NS/ ND, $1200 + util. May 1. 505-7645. SUNNY 2 BEDROOM SUITE in heritage home. Spacious kitchen, hardwood, NS/ND, $750 + util, May 1. 354-0575. ROOM WITH ATTACHED BATHROOM available 6 weeks, beginning May 1. Fairview on park. $375. 352-0719 leave message.


Rentals Wanted

Shared Accom.

SUMMER RENTAL SUITE AVAILABLE for single working person. Fairview, fully furnished, $550 inclusive. References required.

SINGLE, MATURE, EMPLOYED FEMALE with 11-year old cat seeking affordable rental, 2 bedroom preferred, walking distance to downtown. N/S N/D. Wanting long-term, a place to call home. No shared accommodation please. References available. June 1. 352-1782. QUIET, RESPONSIBLE, WORKING FEMALE seeking bright, clean apartment ASAP in Nelson. Would like to pay between $400-$600 per month. Non-smoker, no pets. Has deposit and references. 509-0463. GARDENER/WRITER SEEKING BACHELOR OR SHARED May 15 or sooner. Contact Mike 352-2708. YOUNG PROFESSIONAL COUPLE LOOKING for a 3 bedroom house in Nelson for April or May. We have cats and bird but will pay pet deposit. Please contact Shelise at 250-255-0067. NEED TO RENT COVERED, secure space to store compact car. Bob 825-4363. I AM A MATURE PROFESSIONAL WOMAN who requires a long term rental with a yard and partial wheelchair accessibility (for disabled guests). I have a very well behaved border collie who has great references and I’m willing to pay a damage deposit. Contact me at PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYED, LOVING SINGLE FATHER, seeking long term, 1-2 bed suite, willing to reno. 354-7817. WANTED NELSON AREA: 2-3 bdrms. that allows 1 dog (6lb & litter trained). W/D hookups needed. 364-2203.

IMMEDIATELY: ROOMMATE WANTED. Wireless, cable, util. included. No parties, working/student preferred. 505-5452 or 505-9087. SHARED HOUSE FOR MATURE, clean, compatible roomies: Now $500, private bathroom. May $550+ attic, 352-3319. ROOMMATE WANTED FOR APRIL 15TH. Large bedroom in Rosemont $550/month plus shared utilities (heat). Includes laundry & internet. No pets. Must be employed & responsible. No drugs or parties. Call 3540356 after 6 or leave a message. 2 BDRM/2 BATH HERITAGE CHARACTER DUPLEX to share with easygoing, fun, prof female. 3 Blocks fr. Downtown Nelson. Beautiful backyard. Call Lisa 250-551-0076. FURNISHED ROOM. N/S, N/P. Responsible adult, refs required, Crescent Valley. $500 utilities included. 250-359-7225. ROOM FOR RENT in quiet spacious Uphill home. Partly furnished, W/D, internet. $425. Annely 352-2672. LARGE 2 BDRM BASEMENT SUITE to share with male in twenties. Rosemont, W/D. $400 inclusive. 354-4257. FURNISHED ROOM & TV Room in Castlegar. Seperate entrance. Utilities, phone, cable, internet included $400. 304-7806. FEMALE LIGHT WARRIOR TO SHARE HOUSE with two male Rastas, no tobacco/alcohol $325/mo. 505-1170.

SUBLET FOR MAY: Apartment, $525, female roommate. Student of compassion communication, yoga, global issues, community, garden , meditation. 505-5484. UPHILL HERITAGE, 3 BDRM, upper suite (2nd/3rd floors), furnished, amazing deck/view, wireless, NS/NP, $1250+/month, May-Oct. 352-1146. BRIGHT SUITE AVAILABLE for 6 weeks. Private entrance, on park, Fairview. $475. Call 352-0719, leave message. SMALL FURNISHED BACHELOR SUITE in Uphill Nelson. $650 inclusive. Available mid April. Call 3540282 anytime. BALFOUR, 3 BEDROOM, office, f/s/ w/d/dish, 3 bay carport, yard , small gardens. $850 month + util. Avail. May 1. 229-4275. 5 BDR. CO-SHARE LARGE KITCHEN & dining room. Must see, beautiful view. $1300 + util. Call 352-0974. SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY in Crescent Valley. Fenced yard on half acre, lots of light. Month by month rental only as house is for sale. $1000 utilities included. 354-7218.

Rentals Commercial

LARGE, FULLY EQUIPPED COMMERCIAL KITCHEN space for rent. Walk-in cooler & freezer. Call Ariah 505-3655 or 354-3875.

I AM A SINGLE EMPLOYED MOM looking to rent a home for 600 to 900 a month. 551-1725.

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