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Wetland wonder Nature notes looks at the uses of wetlands. PAGE 9

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A member of the L.V. Rogers Secondary School rugby team, in green, trys to avoid a swarm of Trail players in the team’s first game of the season on Wednesday, April 30 at the Lakeside Park fields. Youth rugby ripped up the Lakeside Park fields on Wednesday, April 30. All games were exhibition games. The senior girls were scheduled to play Grand Forks but only four opponents showed up so they played a mixed game. The junior boys from Trafalgar Junior Secondary beat the Grand Forks squad 17-12. In the final game, the L.V. Rogers Secondary team played a tough game against Trail and lost 15-7.

Holy Smoke trial on hold Defence wraps up witness testimony for defence of necessity, judge expects decision in September by Chris Shepherd

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Don’t hold your breath for a decision on the Holy Smoke trial, it will be September for the judge hands down a decision. All the witnesses have been heard in the Holy Smoke trial and now counsel will make their written arguments about whether the local shop was providing a necessary service to the community or just trafficking drugs. The defendants expect a decision in their B.C. Provincial Court case this September. Alan Middlemiss, Kelsey Stratas, Paul DeFelice and Akka Annis faced charges of drug trafficking in a three-day trial that wrapped up on Friday, May 2. The men did not deny marijuana and other drugs were sold to undercover police officers from their business the summer of 2006, but argued they provided a necessary service to the public. Speaking after the week’s testimony, DeFelice said it was a gradual process that led the owners to have designated

dealers selling marijuana in the store. “It’s what we would like society to do; provide a legalized, regulated market a lot like alcohol and tobacco.” The trial included expert testimony from Dr. Robert Melamede, a university professor from the U.S. who testified that endocannabinoids, related to cannabis, are a building block of life and help fight aging. Important to defence lawyer Don Skogstad’s case was the testimony of four Kootenay residents who told the court how marijuana helped them with medical conditions or drug and alcohol addictions. The witnesses all said Holy Smoke offered a safe environment to buy marijuana that wasn’t mixed with other drugs. One witness, a woman who suffered from Crohn’s disease, had a license to grow marijuana to deal with her medical condition. She testified that the licensing process was a long and difficult one, adding if her crops failed, Holy Smoke offered a

safe place to get marijuana. Two other witnesses testified they didn’t consider getting a federal license for marijuana because the process was too intrusive and complicated. Both also said they didn’t like having their consumption monitored either. Skogstad was pleased with the testimony. He said everything he wanted the judge to consider came out. There is a need for Holy Smoke, Skogstad said. The Cannabis Compassion Club isn’t open 24 hours a day, he noted, referring to an organization that provides medical marijuana in Nelson. “The Crown will say that you don’t need the Holy Smokes of the world because you can get licensing. Maybe someday that will be true but today, it’s just not true.” Skogstad and the Crown prosecutor will make their written submissions this summer and Judge Don Sperry expects to make a ruling by Friday, Sept. 26.

What is a defence of necessity? by Chris Shepherd Holy Smoke’s lawyer, Don Skogstad, presented a defence of necessity. The defence is a commonlaw defence and Skogstad said it was the first time in Canada it has been used in a drug trafficking case. In explaining the defence, Skogstad described an analogy of a father and his 15-year-old son cutting firewood in the wilderness. Suppose the father cuts his body in such a way that he can’t drive the truck but he needs medical care. So, the 15-year-old drives the father’s truck to get help. “That’s illegal too. But that’s justified and that’s what we’re arguing.” Skogstad said he and his clients know they’ve broken the law and aren’t disputing that fact. “But you know sometimes the law is better off broken than not broken.”



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Economic problems inbound The World Retail Congress was held last Money Honey month in Barcelona, Spain and the overall prognosis for this industry was not positive. In case we have not figured it out already, the global retail sector is in for a drawn out slowdown. Joyce Jackson Speakers at the conference warned that retailers would need to adapt or even completely change their stratesurvive until the turnaround gies in order to survive. The return of inflation, begins. Of course, not all pressure on the supply of spending has dried up and even basic products and consumers are still willing services and growing costs to spend money on new of doing business are to products and services. The iPhone and Nintendo blame. Even huge retailers such as Ikea are already Wii are two examples of noticing a pronounced sales products that have created reduction in its most devel- huge global demand. So, oped markets which include there is hope. One positive side of an economic downthe U.S. and Canada. Currently, the U.S. retail turn for some businesses is markets are being some of the opportunity to focus on the hardest hit with pes- improving efficiencies. There is also a chance simism and fear emerging as common themes for the that stronger organizations economic situation south of can widen the gap on weaker competitors, which may the border. In the past, consumer or may not be a positive outspending has been sufficient come depending on which to carry retailers through side of the fence you are on. the tough times but recov- While most of Canada may ery is not expected to begin still be plodding along, the until the last quarter of 2009 planets will not be aligning for much longer. What hapat the earliest. This means many retail- pens south of the border ers, big and small, may not inevitably drifts north. Joyce Jackson is the owner of Lonnie’s for Her and Him and an executive member of the Nelson Business Association.


Vince DeVito has put his heart and sole into his new business, the Kootenay Pedorthic Clinic, an extnesion of his shoe repair business.

Healthy foot focus

DeVito’s opens pedorthic clinic to allow owner to focus on foot-care side of the business by Chris Shepherd Opening the Kootenay Pedorthic Clinic was a natural step for Vince DeVito, owner and operator of DeVito’s Shoe Repair. DeVito has been in Nelson for 28 years now and opening the clinic at 415 Hall St., two doors up from his shoe repair business, was a way for him to offer better pedorthic services to the community. A pedorthist is different from a podiatrist, the medically trained doctor. A pedorthist, DeVito explained, is more of a technician who helps people find appropriate orthotic fixes for certain

conditions. Working with shoes has been a family tradition for the DeVitos. His grandfather opened DeVito Shoe Repair in Trail over 80 years ago. His father worked in Trail also and on April 1, 1980, Vince DeVito came to Nelson and opened his own shop. He had hoped to open the clinic on the 28th anniversary, but construction delays pushed the opening back a few weeks. He completely renovated the space, fitting it to his needs. With his new clinic, DeVito can now devote his attention to his clients. Before he had an office off the shoe repair

store, a space roughly a quarter the size of the new clinic. The old office didn’t offer the privacy he wanted to give his clients or the room he needed. With the new space, DeVito has a long walkway he can have clients walk up and down, giving him a chance to see where problems might arise. The clinic also features a small raised platform where DeVito can easily measure a client’s foot without kneeling on the floor, a good thing because “Vince is getting older,” he said, jokingly referring to himself in the third person. DeVito can also make casts of peoples’ feet eas-

ier in the new space. The casting process makes an exact duplicate of the clients foot. DeVito sends the casts to a company in Vancouver which makes custom insoles for shoes. Orthotics are not a cure, DeVito said, they are an aide, like eye glasses. A number of problems arise out of foot and ankle problems, DeVito said. He likened it to a house with a bad foundation where the window on the second floor doesn’t close properly. Fix the foundation and the window closes. In the same way, some lower back problems can be fixed by orthotics – the foundation.

Briefly Trunk Show in the Kootenays

Thursday, May 8 to Saturday, May 10, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Natural Way Home, 535 Baker St. Jenna Arpita is back from far and wide, representing many designers


from all over the globe. Radio is the major label and it is brought forward by one nayana and one tarran and has been existing in one form or another for the last 10 years. It’s based in a sultry tango between the old and the new, strong in concept, but not forgetting the practical.

The clothing is durable and reliable and are things you can wear everyday and rely upon. Designs are inspired by Victorian carnivals, woollen explorers of the new world, classic children’s illustration, and renaissance spiritual scientists.

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Mayor grilled over cop talks Dooley answers council concerns over preliminary talks of complimentary work by NCP in rural areas by Chris Shepherd Several councillors took Mayor John Dooley to task at this week’s council meeting over what they perceived as a lack of communication over potential changes to policing in the region. The councillors were reacting to a report in an area newspaper that Mayor Dooley, chair of the Nelson City Police Board, was talking with several directors from the Regional District of Central Kootenay over how police services could change. Mayor Dooley emphasized the talks were in “the very early stages” and that it was too early to talk about specifics. Speaking after the Monday, May 5 meeting, Mayor Dooley said

There’ll be several plans laid out before anything is decided. the discussions with Al Dawson, director for Area F, Josh Smienk, director for Area E and Don Munro, director for Area H, were about how an arrangement between the Nelson City Police

Mayor John Dooley

(NCP) and RCMP could benefit the rural areas. Any agreements would see the NCP compliment the RCMP, Mayor Dooley said, not replace them. The mayor said there has to be a

discussion about what is needed in the surrounding rural areas and what the national police provide. “If there’s any gaps, we see if there’s an agreement that’s needed.” This all came about after RCMP staffing requirements – especially the number of staff on at night – changed, Mayor Dooley told councillors. As of April, the RCMP are no longer allowed to have just one officer on duty. That has added hundreds of thousands of dollars to the RCMP budget and the rural areas end up holding part of that financial burden. Councillors Gord McAdams, Marg Stacey and Deb Kozak were worried the discussions could lead to Nelson tax

Tax increase tempered Tax decreases from RDCK and hospital boards mean average taxes increase one per cent by Chris Shepherd Council gave next year’s budget its third reading this week and were relieved to learn taxes for the average resident won’t be as high as initially thought. The tax payer receives one tax bill which includes the City of Nelson, the Regional District of Central Kootenay and the local hospital board. While the City of Nelson is increasing its own taxes by an average 3.5 per cent, the RDCK and West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital board have decreased their taxes, Linda Tynan, director

of corporate services explained to council at their Monday, May 5 council meeting. That means taxes for the average tax payer – whose assessments increased the average amount – will see a one per cent tax increase this year. So for someone who owns a home worth $312,000, that would translate to roughly $28 more in taxes, Tynan said. That was good news for Councillor Robin Cherbo, who had raised concerns tax payers, especially those on fixed incomes, would be hit hard by this year’s

increase. “With that explanation I will support the bylaw,” Coun. Cherbo said. The rest of council agreed and passed the motion approving the budget. The City added $288,000 of new initiatives to its budget in 2008, including the fall municipal elections, building evaluations and hiring a full-time planner. City staff were able to trim $169,245 from the budget but turned to the tax payer to cover the remaining $203,193. The City is also borrowing $3.6 million for Baker Street Bridge work, upgrades to the

water system and Nelson Hydro. Once approved the City’s debt will climb to $21,835,948. Once the motion is passed, the City has to get approval to borrow money through an alternate approval process. Plans to borrow money will be posted in advertisements and people will have 30 days to collect a petition with signatures of 10 per cent of Nelson voters opposed to any borrowing. Council will give the budget it’s fourth and final reading at a special council meeting on Wednesday, May 7 at 12 p.m. in council chambers.

“Social conscience” housing OK’d Council gives green light to Anderson Street housing project for seniors with mental issues by Chris Shepherd It didn’t take council long to approve a supportive housing project for older adults with mental issues. At their Monday, April 21 meeting, council rezoned the land at 308 Anderson St. from P1 (institutional) to R6 (high density) to allow a 30-unit facility that will be operated by the Canadian Mental Health Association for the Kootenays (CMHA-K). Council’s approval was a vital step in the project for the developer, Mike Culos of Culos Group of Companies. Key to


the project is funding from B.C. Housing, but that agency required the land not be zoned P1. If council hadn’t rezoned the property, Culos could have built market housing on the land. Culos said he and CMHA-K will start planning their building, which has to meet

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold standards to qualify for provincial money. He hopes to get a development permit in the summer and a building permit in the fall. Ideally, Culos would like to see the facility opened in late 2009. The 30-unit facility

is targeted to the older homeless at-risk population with mental health or addictions issues. According to documents submitted to council in February when the project first came before them, the facility would include support in the form of workshops and other supportive programs, offered by Interior Health. The new building will also include office space for CMHA-K. Culos was pleased the project was approved and believes the social services it will provide will be a benefit to the community. “This has a social conscience to it.”

payers paying more for police services. Mayor Dooley said those concerns were unfounded. “There’ll be several plans laid out before anything is decided,” the mayor told the councillors, adding he expected it would take several years before anything would be decided. Changes to policing would have to be handled by the Police Services, a department of B.C.’s Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General. That was little consolation for Coun. McAdams. “We’re your council. We have to be up to speed on this. We’re your team.” Mayor Dooley said any changes would be brought before coun-

We’re your council. We have to be up to speed on this. We’re your team.

Coun. Gord McAdams,

cil and noted the City’s police and RCMP already have an agreement to offer an integrated highway patrol in the region.


May 7, 2008

News Conference bears fruit

Briefly Whole School’s spring market

Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Vallican Whole Community Centre, 3762 Little Slocan River Road This is the Vallican Whole School’s ninth annual fundraiser. Adults pay $2 at the door. They will have a plant sale with flower and vegetable starts and perennials donated by local nurseries and greenhouses and seedlings and perennials from school families. There will be craft vendors selling their wares, penny raffle tables so the adults and the children can enjoy an old bazaar favourite and a silent auction.

Outside, for the children there will be a petting zoo, fun games and races organized throughout the day (including making and racing stick horses), face-painting, bubble-mania, an art table for children to let their creativity flow and Barry Gray will tell stories at 12 p.m. They are also having a raffle, with a deluxe room at the Prestige Inn, a massage or acupuncture treatment, brunch at the Hume Hotel and two day-passes to Ainsworth Hot Springs as the main prize. Call Rachel at (250) 226-7737 for more information. Call Jen at (250) 226-7029 to book a table.

Future of Food in the Kootenays Conference planners look ahead by Anna Kirkpatrick Seeds planted last fall at the Future of Food in the Kootenays Conference have already started to bear fruit. About 270 people attended the conference, held in Nelson in November 2007. The goals of the conference were to educate the community, support the exchange of information and to generate an action plan. On Tuesday, April 29 the conference collaborative released their final report. Conference collaborative member Dr. Andre Piver set the stage by reading off a list of recent scientific warnings about food and climate change. “The bad news is that we have so-called peak oil and climate change set to hit at the same time,” said Piver. Piver mentioned rising grain prices, water privatization and the dependence of industrial agriculture on fossil fuels

as factors that could jeopardize food security in the Kootenays. “The changes required for a post-carbon future are fundamental,” Piver said. The conference report contains a long list of recommendations of ways to increase local food security. These include education about the value of locally-grown food, landuse planning to support farming and community networking. Piver’s presentation made it clear that many food security initiatives are already underway. Thirty six groups were established during the conference to work on food-related issues. Representatives from a variety of community organizations spoke about work that is already in progress. Abra Brynne of the Kootenay Local Agricultural Society spoke

We’ve created this problem and we need to find the solution and for me one of the solutions is to grow as much of our own food as possible.

Abra Brynne, member of the Kootenay Local Agricultural Society

about the importance of growing food locally. “We’ve created this problem and we need to find the solution and for me one of the solutions is to grow as much of our own food as possible,”

Bryne said. Matt Lowe, member of the West Kootenay EcoSociety, gave an update about the Kootenay Grain Co-op. This year the Coop with involve a partnership between three Creston grain farms and 200 families in the Nelson area. Lowe said he hopes the Co-op can be expanded in the future to meet demand. Piver also unveiled a new interactive website ( that will allow people in the Kootenays to exchange information about food issues. The website is free to use and has bulletin boards, groups, forums and a business directory. Piver sees the website as an important way to connect people interested in food issues. “Underlying the changes we have to make it comes back to re-developing community,” Piver said.

Briefly Pedigree for for Second Chance Animal Shelter

Nelson’s Second Chance Animal Shelter is one of 26 animal shelters across Canada benefiting from Pedigree dog food’s adoption drive. The company’s year-long campaign wants to raise $500,000 to cover vet care, vaccinations, shelter and food for shelter dogs. Second Chance will receive at least $5,000 to support dogs in its care.

Silent auction and gala for homeless animals

Saturday, May 31 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort The Second Chance Animal Shelter Society will host their first annual silent auction and gala fundraising event. Up for bid is a kayak, mountain bike, art work and numerous other goodies. The bar opens at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now, $40 per person or $300 for a table of eight. They can be purchased at the Nelson Animal Hospital, All Play Pet Care, Central Bark, The Prestige Lakeside Resort, and at the Second Chance Animal Shelter location at 2124 Ymir Rd. This is going to be an evening of fun and entertainment and it all goes to a good cause, so invite your animal loving friends and sweethearts and come enjoy an evening.

(Dog) variety is the spice of life When it comes to food, my favourite type of pizza might be different than yours. The same goes for books, movies and even dogs. You may love labs, or border collies, while Tamara loves miniature pinchers, and Scott loves Neapolitan mastiffs. Dogs have been bred for hundreds of years to serve many different purposes. Today, we usually pick our dogs for companionship and often people choose to have a dog that have an easy going, happy-go-lucky type of personality. Over the years dogs have been selectively

Paws for Thought

Keira Coutts

bred for temperament among other things. We humans seem to prefer a dog that can easily fit into our world. That’s why submissive

temperaments are common traits in many of our companion dogs, but not everyone prefers those types of dogs. Breeds such as kuvas, Tibetan mastiff, filas, Neo’s, cane corso, and bull mastiffs, to name a few, are dogs that can be great family pets. Yet they are not as common and often these types of dogs are misunderstood. I own a Tibetan mastiff and he is not friendly with strange people and does not want people who are not a part of his “family” to pet him. These types of dogs have been bred to protect, not attack but they do take the job very seri-

ously. I take him out – socializing is important – but I don’t let people pet him because this can be stressful for him. Should you come to our home, where he can see that we have welcomed you, and he feels all is safe. We should try not to take offence if a person ask that you don’t pet their dog. Or assume the dog is mean. There are hundreds of breeds and although you may not understand why someone would want a type of dog, it is probably safe to assume they are loved and adored as much as your dog.

Keira Coutts has lived in Nelson for 11 years. Her home is hairy. Her truck is muddy. Her business is Central Bark. She shares her life with Romulus, Kalu, Bear, Molly and Fat Bart.

Opinions & Letters Energy should be spent on housing crisis, not Holy Smoke

Editorial Legalize drugs so we can control them all Drugs are a problem that aren’t going away in our society. The recent trial of the Holy Smoke Culture Shop owners shows this, as do the constant reports from the RCMP of another grow op or drug lab busted. At its most personal, drugs are a health problem, affecting the user in a host of negative ways. There is an option, and that’s to legalize drugs so the government control the quality and eventually wean people off of them. Look at what happened with cigarette usage and alcohol consumption. At the outset, people over the age of 19 should have access to drugs, providing they’re informed of the effects and potential consequences of taking the drugs. Some people get violent when under the influence and these people need to be given a choice: stop using or be isolated (some form of jail, perhaps) and left to take the drugs they want. The violent drug user would only be let out when they stop using the drugs. This idea is all about stopping some of the violence in our society. Drug users who don’t have the money to support their habits turn to crime to support their drug use. This affects people who shouldn’t be. In conjunction with legalizing drugs, the health establishment has to be involved in a comprehensive information campaign to let people know just what they’re getting into.

Happy Mother’s Day Mothers are important to each of us, obviously, and Sunday, May 11 is a time to remember our mothers and that all the good that we are, to great extent, comes from our mothers (fathers too, but their day is later). Yet any badness, if we haven’t reached our highest goals, is not the responsibility of our mothers. We can buy them presents, which are always appreciated, but the best present we can get them is to thank them for being our mother.

Fish Heads & Flowers Flowers - beds of blooming flowers to beautiful friends who love us like family! Fish Heads - to people who wear too much scent and don’t realize how much it can affect people when they walk into a place of business, etc. Flowers - to the best landlady for the past 12 years. You know who you are! Relieved Fish Heads - to those who let their dogs poop on the sidewalk and just leave it there. I don’t enjoy dodging your irresponsibility when I am in a hurry. - Poopy shoes Flowers - to those who picked up 36 orange bags of litter

along the highway, I counted them! Now let’s never litter again, it looks beautiful! Fish Heads - to "professionals" who treat clients with disrespect. - Disappointed Flowers - to the very kind young man who helped me pay for my groceries. I most definitely will be paying it forward. - Thank you so very much Fish Heads - to drivers who drive unnecessarily close to cyclists on the highway. Peeved pedaller Flowers - to all of my friends who are going to help me move at the end of the month!

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Dear editor: The courts are now processing the “criminal” charge against Holy Smoke Culture Shop. As we know cases are sometimes switched city location because a hostile environment surrounds it. It can be said that to a certain degree, the City of Nelson, by recently upping its cooperation with police in enforcement of breaking up cannabis grow ops, has worked to mobilize opinion against the growth

and sale of cannabis, in spite of the fact that cannabis production and distribution generates local jobs and revenues. It’s sad to see the City of Nelson furnishing such support to suppression of our local cannabis commerce and it’s time it sees the outlawing and prosecution of cannabis growth and sale as a waste of taxpayer’s money, a waste of time, a waste of personnel, a waste of resources, and a waste of “air time.”

What should the City of Nelson put that money and that energy into instead? How about Nelson’s whopping housing crisis? Or care for the mentally disabled, or the crying need for added daycare resources? Ignorance can be reversed. Hopefully the judge handling this case thinks on higher ground than the City of Nelson presently occupies. Phil Mader, Nelson

May 7, 2008 EXPRESS Page 5

Street Talk What food do you never eat?

Commentary Have you met your Koyoto targets yet? Andy Shadrack – director for Area D in the RDCK. As a member of the Green Party since November 1993, I have long held that party policies need to ensure that citizens do not have to wear a hair shirt and live in a cave to be considered environmentally conscious. Many in the various levels of Canadian government have consistently stated they wanted to achieve Kyoto targets but few have actually implemented policies that achieve those goals. Is achieving Canada’s Kyoto target doable without collapsing our economy and current standard of living? A few years ago, I took the carbon test on the federal government’s website and was horrified to learn that my partner and I had a carbon footprint of more than the Canadian average, at 7.7 tonnes. Wow, I thought, if even environmentally conscious me cannot make sure that we reduce our greenhouse gas emissions what hope is there for the average citizen. Well, two years later (no thanks to the federal Conservative government who

discontinued their carbon challenge website) I believe Gail and I have exceeded the reduction required under Kyoto. We now have a carbon footprint that is nearly 52 per cent less than what it was two years ago. We have primarily achieved this by making two major changes in our lives. One: cutting our household consumption of electricity by 39.6 per cent, which is the equivalent of eliminating over half a tonne of C02 emissions. Two: letting go of being private owners of an SUV and becoming members of the Kaslo Branch of the Nelson Car Share Co-op, which we believe will save three tonnes of C02 emissions per year. I personally hate hair shirts and think that living in a cave is too dark and damp. What we all need to continually do is creatively look at ways to lower our collective carbon footprints and share the results with others. What have you done to meet your Kyoto targets? Why not share those actions with your friends and neighbours?

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Broad beans. They’re a type of bean and they’re the from the devil. Barrett Higman, Bright, Australia

French food. I had a terrible experience with andouillete. We found out later it’s a sausage made from pig’s colon. Sarah Higman, Bright, Australia

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Caviar. Instead of tasting pleasant to me it tastes like the docks of Vancouver. Lucy Methuen, Nelson


May 7, 2008


EcoSociety wants people to take the commuter challenge FILE PHOTO/CHRIS SHEPHERD

The bears are back in town They’re back. The bears are out. It’s time to get serious about bear proofing our properties. Our local bruins are waking up from their long winter naps. They are hungry and pickin’s are pretty scarce. Since green-up occurs in the valley bottoms first, that’s where bears will be looking for food. Unfortunately that’s also where people live and it’s next to impossible for a hungry bear to resist the temptation of grabbing a quick meal from a buffet of pungent garbage. One bear can also communicate to other bears, through its scat and scent trails, the location of a food source and that your yard is a great place to chow down. In due course, this chain of events leads to bears being shot. The probability of a human suffering serious injury from a bear encounter in B.C. is one in a million, yet on average 1,700 bears are killed yearly in B.C. simply for wandering into our neighbourhoods. Last year 32 bears were destroyed in the Nelson area. Ultimately the responsibility of avoiding having our furry neighbours killed, lies with ourselves. Please treat bears with respect and avoid confrontation. It is vital not to store garbage outside or leave it on your balcony. This however begs the question, “How can I stand the smell of garbage in my house, especially when garbage pick-up is every

two weeks?” Here are some tips that will help reduce odours so you can store all of your garbage in the house. The trick to avoiding a build up of foul odours is to stash smelly items separately from nonsmelly ones. Recycle clean glass, plastics, metals and paper. Wash non-recyclable containers before discarding. Stash food scraps, especially meat, fish and bones in the freezer in an airtight container. Keep a compost bucket with a lid under the sink for fruit and vegetable scraps. Use cloth diapers or put disposable diapers in a heavy-duty plastic bag (or double bag) and tie it shut. Store in a plastic bucket with a tight lid. On garbage day you can put everything into one bag, but make sure to put the trash out as close to pick-up time as you possibly can. Keep your garbage containers clean. It’s up to us to keep our bears and communities safe. We can read books and surf the net, bears can’t. You can learn lots more at www.getbearsmart. com. Call (250) 359-6611 or e-mail for more information. – submitted by Evelyn Kirkaldy, Get Bear Smart Society

The West Kootenay EcoSociety wants locals to green up their commuting by joining a national commuter challenge in June. “We see the commuter challenge as a way to help empower local people to take charge of their own health and the health of the planet,” said John Alton, a member of the society. “We plan on making Nelson a contender with other Canadian cities for most greenhouse gas emissions saved.” The EcoSociety will

approach businesses, local governments, community organizations and schools to participate and challenge one another for the right to be the greenest commuting organization in the region from Sunday, June 1 to Saturday, June 7. The winning school will receive $250 for a sustainable project of their choice, while participants in other winning organizations will be treated to a drink with EcoSociety members at a local pub. There will be great prizes for indi-

vidual efforts as well. The program is based on a friendly competition between workplaces and communities across Canada to see which has the highest percentage participation rates during the week. By registering participation online, Canadians are able to see the results of their healthier commutes with respect to greenhouse gases reductions calculated by taking into account kilometre not travelled and leaving your car at home. – submitted

Briefly EcoSociety AGM

Thursday, May 8, 7 p.m. at the Hume Room in the Hume Hotel The West Kootenay EcoSociety’s annual general meeting will include the election of the 2008/09 board of directors, updates on EcoSociety campaigns, an EcoSociety year in review and a slideshow presentation of the Purcell Mountains by Gary Diers.

EcoSociety awards

On Saturday, April 19 the West Kootenay EcoSociety hosted the Environmental Awards Gala and presented awards to six West Kootenay residents, recognizing their significant contribution to environmental conserva-

tion. Rossland’s Tracey Saxby won the Resource Recovery Award; Jennifer Yeow, from Passmore, won the Community Environmental Activist Award; Gary Diers, from Argenta won the Wilderness Protector Award; and Nelson’s Nancie Dohan won the Environmental Educator Award. The EcoSociety was to present a Lifetime Achievement Award to a West Kootenay resident but after a long process and a lot of back and forth the judges couldn’t decide on just one individual and all agreed that Lifetime Achievement awards would be presented to two individuals: Suzy Hamilton, from the North Shore and Carol Pettigrew from Blueberry.


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Briefly FRIENDS Parent Workshop

Wednesday, May 14, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the School District 8 office at 570 Johnston Rd. Learn more about child anxiety and how to help children manage their worries. This presentation is free, but preregistration is needed. Please register with Terri Richardson at 250-3526681 or trichardson@sd8. FRIENDS is an evidence-based prevention and risk reduction classroom-based program being offered to Grade four and five students throughout B.C. Through FRIENDS, children have the opportunity to reduce their risk of developing anxiety and build their resiliency by learning important life skills such as: how to problem-solve, how to manage worries and dif-

Good rest is crucial to exercise

ficult situations, how to change negative thinking into positive thinking and how to be calm and relax.

Big Bike

Saturday, May 10, 2 p.m. at the Extra Foods parking lot, 708 Vernon St. Two new teams have joined the annual fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Nelson Emergency Services and staff from Nelson Curves have put teams together to ride a 29-person bike for heart and stroke research. Join a Big Bike team today and help pedal the monster bike across Canada with a team of up to 29 riders by taking on a 15- to 20-minute portion of the journey. To register, contact Nancy Liknes 250-505-5342 for details and visit or call toll-free at 1-888-HSF-INFO.

Rest from an activity ing. Getting an adequate Another form of is a critical component of amount of sleep allows recovery is called long Keeping Fit staying fit. for the release of certain term recovery. This is for Often, we tend to neurotransmitters that individuals who need to feel guilty from taking a aid in the repair and res- train year around and rest day between worktoration of the body. take seasonal breaks in outs, however our bodKnowing how much the form of cross trainies require this time for recovery we need may ing. Recovery time can repair. Overtraining can vary depending on your vary between a few days sometimes weaken us workout goals. For off to one full week off Chris Wright both physically and menmany individuals an of virtually no activity at tally and increase susactive recovery is fine. all. This time off optimizceptibility to illness and This means that on your es the ability of the indiinjury. Incorporating a day(s) off, participat- vidual to take on another rest day into your working in mild recreational vigourous schedule of out schedule allows for activities such as walking training and competing. the increased flexibility cle tissue, replenish or catching up on some Remember that rest between work, home and energy/fluid stores and light chores around the from activity is as equalrecreation. adapt to the stressors house are great ways to ly important as doing the It is during this period related to working out. flush your body of the activity itself. If you have of rest, also known as The ability to also get a chemical by products any further questions, recovery, which enables “solid” good night sleep created during intense please contact a health the body to repair mus- is also worth mention- workouts. care professional. Chris Wright a fitness technician working at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

How to pick the right paint for your room If you are buildedies are far more ing or purchasing a costly and disrupbrand new home, tive. So relax, this Nest Building choosing a colour is only paint. scheme is one of You will have many decisions you to select colours will make. Faced well before you with a completely live in the home, blank canvass can maybe even be daunting. before the drywall Your contractor is up. Keeping Kate Bridger may need to know in mind that you right now, today, can change them exactly what colour if they don’t feel the guest bedroom right once your is going to be. belongings have Compared to the decisions you moved in, here are a couple of have already made, choosing paint approaches: is one of the least onerous because Look at the room as you might it is so easy to redo or correct. If an actual painting. There’s a backyou dislike the hardwood floor- ground (walls, ceiling and floors), ing that’s already installed, or the a middle ground (window coverplacement of a window, the rem- ings, mouldings, large furniture)

and a foreground (smaller items, art and accessories). Know as many of your middle ground elements as possible (upholstery, drapes, etc.) before choosing the background colours to support them. It’s easier than searching for a couch to match your paint later. Place one significant item in each empty room. Select something you intend to keep in the room when it is finished and something you love. Position it where it is easily seen every time you walk through your new home. Eventually, the object may lead you to the appropriate colours for the room. Once the home is furnished and seen in different lights at various times of day, you may discover one or two colours don’t work. No problem, it’s only paint.

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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The wonder of the wetlands

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Nature Notes

Emily Nilsen

Wetlands are the “workhorse of the aquatic system.” Unlike the energetic rivers or slithering creeks, wetlands appear to have distilled darkness with captive cattail shadows and tunnels of hollowed-out logs. However, spend time at the side of a healthy wetland and you will become aware of the vital ecological role these ecosystems provide. There are five classes of wetlands: bogs, fens, marshes, swamps and shallow open water. Whether the sun draws a quiet line through the trees, or rain paints soft circles over the water, the stillness of these water bodies is deceiving. The health of the entire watershed relies on the reliability of the wetlands upstream.

Waterfowl and a tutrle share a log at Grohman Narrows Provincial Park on Saturday, May 3.

Many plants that grow here are busy acting as natural filters. Wetlands are capable of absorbing heavy metals from polluted waters. In the marsh, nitrogen and phosphorous are soaked up to cleanse the water that flows (in a more purified form) downstream. Like a giant sponge, the vegetation and soils in a wetland sop up rainwater and snowmelt. This provides a gradual yet steady supply of

water for plants and animals and decreases the likelihood of downstream flooding. Providing habitat for a variety of wildlife is another function of wetlands. The brushy edges provide protection for nesting birds and are common fish spawning grounds. Our local painted turtles at the Grohman Narrows wetland sun themselves on the pond-side rocks. Humans have a history of


dredging, draining and ripping around the edges of these delicate ecosystems. Please be aware of wetlands, they are not to be messed with. We rely on them for clean groundwater and they provide essential habitat. If you have a wetland on your property and would like to know more about how to restore or enhance its ecological features, please contact us.

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.

Think of your mother’s legacy

Sunday, May 11, is Mother’s Day. It’s not surprising that Mother’s Day became an official celebration earlier than Father’s Day. The stereotypical relationship between mother and child is more significant, more poignant than the father/ child stereotype. And stereotypes tend to have some factual basis. For those of us whose mothers are no longer with us, Mother’s Day can encourage a time of nostalgic reflection. What was her legacy? For me, it included three things. First and foremost was her unshakeable belief in and dependence

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on God. Second was her recognition that each individual person has intrinsic merit and that the power and prestige that come from ancestry or wealth are not the real measure of a person. Third was her “can-do” attitude. One of

her frequent expressions was, “Never say die, just say damn.” For some mothers, being members of the sandwich generation means being the caregiver to an aging parent while continuing to maintain the role of mother to alive-at-home adult child. The adult offspring want to be living independently but the entrylevel job they have found since completing their education doesn’t meet both their current living expenses and their student-loan debt load. Most of the mothers are seniors or nearly seniors. They help define a very special

part of the meaning of the word “mother.” Perhaps Stephen Leacock had that kind of mother in mind when he wrote his description of the celebration of Mother’s Day in his boyhood home. Father rented a car in order to take Mom and the family on a picnic outing in the country. But after Mom had spent the time and effort to organise the picnic, it was determined that the vehicle wouldn’t hold the whole family and, of course, it was Mother who stayed behind. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, especially those who are seniors.

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 Spring tea with your mother

Saturday, May 10, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Saviour’s Memorial Hall The St. Saviour’s Anglican Church folks thought it would be a wonderful day to welcome the community into the Memorial Hall for a perfectly steeped cup of tea served with a very special angel food cake(diabetic and gluten-free options available). There will also be fresh home baked breads, cookies, loafs and treats for sale.

The main idea of this social event is to relax and enjoy companionship. The $5 admission supports the fundraising for the hall which is a heritage building. This fine granite stone block structure is a marvel and a cornerstone for the entire community. The Kinderschool, Wildflower School, and The Nelson Theatre Society call it home. Music teachers, youth and children’s groups, environmental and peace conferences find it an affordable space and the newly modernized kitchen makes any booked

funeral or wedding reception a gracious gathering. Some major new work must be done to the heating system in order to keep providing our city with this valuable hall.

Mother’s Day in Passmore

Sunday, May 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Passmore Hall, 3656 Old Passmore Rd. For more that 30 years Passmore seniors have been hosting the Mother’s Day event. This year they’re offering a homemade butter-

milk pancake breakfast with all the fixins including sausages, scrambled eggs and beverages. There will be raffle tickets on hand for a dollar each, with a handmade quilt by Julie Robbins and other prizes awarded at 1 p.m. Also, a garden plant sale is available, with tomatoes and peppers and squash, which have all gotten a head start on the summer, even with the cool spring. Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for children under 12. Call (250) 2266860 for more information.

On Sunday, April 27, the West Kootenay Junior Golf program held their first tournament of 2008 at Birchbank. A total of 24 players participated in the event. The weather was excellent and the course was in great shape. Ranking for each division were: Overall Low Gross: first, Gary Janni Birchbank, 71; second Nik Jmaeff, Castlegar and third being a tie between Colton Nordquist, Granite Point and Matt Zanier, Birchbank. 17-18 Age: first, Colton Nordquist and Matt Zanier tied, 3rd Havill Leitch of Nakusp and Braedan Chown, Balfour tied. 15-16 Age: first, Nik Jmaeff; second Colin Gill, Birchbank and third Lauren Taylor, Granite Point. 13-14 Age: first, Brenan Moroney Birchbank; second Tyler Mckay Birchbank and third Ryan Jmaeff, Castlegar. 12 and Under: first, Braedan Mckay, Birchbank; second, Nathan Mckay, Birchbank and third Ryan Fullerton, Birchbank. Females: first, Lauren Taylor; second, Kate Weir, Birchbank. The next tournament is in Christina Lake on Sunday, May 4. Register by calling the pro shop at (250) 447-9313 by the Thursday before the tournament or by signing up at the previous tournament. Costs are $15 for 13 to 18 age group and $10 for 12 and under age group. You will need a handicap for the 13 to 18 year old groups. For additional information e-mail Cam Leitch at –submitted


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Arts & Entertainment

Dancing the night away

Members of Dance Umbrella perform “Scent of a Season Past” during rehersal for the dance school’s upcoming recital at the Capitol Theatre.

Guitar Hero skate park fundraiser


C.R. Avery

Saturday, May 10, at The Royal on Baker C.R. Avery was born in Smith Falls, Ontario two months premature, weighing four pounds nine ounces, about the same size as a pocket harmonica. Since then C.R. has toured the world, from Moosejaw to Berlin, Edinborough to New Orleans and Harlem to Saint John’s, performing solo or with his band. C.R. is also a member of the trio Tons of Fun University, who received national

acclaim after popping up three years ago on the folk festival circuit. The author of six hiphop operas, the latest – The Boxer Who Just Returned from London – made its debut in January, with plans to be turned into a series for CBC television in April. He has recorded 10 albums selling 8,000 copies worldwide, the latest being Chain Smoking Blues. C.R. currently resides in East Vancouver, weighing in at 185 pounds. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Thursday, May 15, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Spiritbar The Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skate Park Society is holding a Guitar Hero contest. Open stage runs from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the contest starts after that. The songs are randomly selected, and there are 20 contestants only so register early. $25 to enter, first prize is $500, winner take all. Extra prize for best Guitar Hero costume. Register at Garden Coffee Co. at the Chahko-Mika Mall. $10 cover, all proceeds go towards an outdoor skate park for Nelson and area.

Wayman and Stetson’s book launch

Friday, May 9, 7:30 p.m. at Oxygen Art Centre, #3-320 Vernon St. (alley entrance) Winlaw author Tom Wayman will launch A Vain Thing, a collection of four novellas which focuses on human vanity – whether expressed as racism, or in intimate relations, or even in artistic creation. Kelowna writer Valerie Stetson will read from her collection of short fiction, The Year I Got Impatient. “When I was assembling my book, [A Vain Thing],” Wayman


says, “I realized one thing all these novellas have in common is they deal with a facet of vanity.” Stetson’s The Year I Got Impatient is a collection of stories that follows men and women in different walks of life while they cope with the events, good and bad, that shape them. In many ways, these eight stories look at how people bridge the differences between them, whether their differences are of race, culture, age or sensibility.

West Side Story

Thursday, May 15 to Saturday, May 17, 8 p.m. and a matinee at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Capitol Theatre Mount Sentinel Secondary School presents West Side Story, a classic Romeo and Juliet adaptation and assimilation into American 1950s culture. Tickets are $15.25 or $13.25 for students and seniors. It features a talented cast of 40 led by Heather Shippit (director), Rick Lingard (music director) and Lynette Lightfoot (choreographer). Put together by the school’s fine arts program.

Pangea Day

Saturday, May 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oxygen Art Centre, #3-320 Vernon St. (alley entrance) Pangea Day taps the power of film to strengthen tolerance and

Dance Umbrella recital

Thursday, May 8 to Saturday, May 10, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and a 2 p.m. matinee at the Capitol Theatre Members of the Dance Umbrella will take to the Capitol Theatre stage this weekend for the dance school’s annual recital. Dancers will perform ballet (including some pointe) modern, hip hop, jazz and tap pieces over the weekend, said Jann Galliver, administrator for the Dance Umbrella Society. There will be more partnering this year, Galliver said. “There’ll be two pieces where the older boys and older girls will do lifts. A lot of lifts.”

compassion while uniting millions of people to build a better future. In a world where people are often divided by borders, difference and conflict, it’s easy to lose sight of what we all have in common. Pangea Day seeks to overcome that – to help people see themselves in others – through the power of film. Sites in Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro will be linked live to produce a program of powerful films, visionary speakers, and uplifting music. People all over the world will come together to share a common experience: watching films made by the world for the world. The four-hour program will be broadcast live to the world through the Internet and people will get a chance to see it at the Oxygen Art Centre. For more information on this extraordinary global event and to see the list of films and speakers, visit

Music in the Market

Saturday, May10 at the Cottonwood Falls Market Listen to the original music of singer-song-writer Darin Walch, who will play folk music 10 a.m. ‘till 12 p.m. Stick around for some Klezmer traditional Jazz music with the very lively and entertaining group “Heavy Shtetl” ‘till 2 p.m.

Arts & Entertainment

Double amputee climber shares his story

Wednesday, May 14, 7 p.m. at Slocan Park Hall, 3036 Hwy. 6, beside the Slocan Park Co-op What happens when you’ve lost both your legs in a climbing accident? Where do you go with your life when you’re an avid world traveller with passionate opinions on the environment?

Warren MacDonald shares his amazing story from suffering this potential life destroying injury to rising above that injury. MacDonald lost his legs when he was trapped beneath at one-tonne slab boulder in a freak rock fall and was rescued two days later, only to lose both legs at midthigh. Just 10 months later, he climbed Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain using

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a modified wheelchair and the seat of his pants. He’s gone on to many other adventures including Mt. Kilimanjaro and El Capitan. To find out more about Warren visit his website at There’s a minimum $5 donation to Take Back the Power – Keeping our Rivers Wild. Contact Slocan Valley Recreation at 226-0008 if you plan to attend. SUBMITTED


DJ Botoxx

Saturday, May 10 at the Spiritbar Soenke Dose, alias DJ Botoxx, was born 1967 in Germany. In 1995 he came to Berlin and opened up the record store Freizeitglauben Berlin and focused on electronic club music. Since 1997 he has been DJing all over the world in a style he refers to as minimaltechno. He also founded the record label Freizeitglauben Berlin and recently sold it and moved to Gray Creek, B.C. with his partner and is now working in his studio on his first record.

Bassbin Twins


Friday, May 9 at the Spiritbar Bassbin Twins have been releasing records in the underground dance music scene since 1992 including their own Bassbin Twins Volume series, EPs for labels like Skint and Southern Fried, SSR, Marine Parade, Mute, Spider Cuts and numerous remixes for artists including Boogie Down Productions, Evil 9, DJ Punk Roc, Dub Pistols, Freakpower, etc. The Bassbin Twins live set is an anything goes mix bringing in broken beats both old and new school, jacking tech house, electro, and funky drum and bass all put through the Bassbin blender and mashed in the name of up for it party music. The Bassbin Twins live set aims to be fun, unpredictable, and one of the guaranteed highlights of any event. Those who caught his set in Fractal Forest last summer will be sure not to miss this. Tickets available at Eddy Music the Hume Hotel for $15.

Mother’s Day music in Kaslo

Sunday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church in Kaslo The Kaslo Concert Society and Piano Plus present Jeanne Lamon and Friends. Jeanne Lamon is conductor of Tafelmusik. Her friends are flutist Elissa Poole, cellist Christina Mahler, and violist Stephen Marvin – all Tafelmusik veterans. The Piano Plus mandate is to provide classical music performances in Canada’s smaller centres. This program by four of Canada’s most respected players is sure to please even the most discerning listener. Included are flute quartets by Mozart, string trios by Beethoven and Boccherini, and Linda Catlin Smith’s Piece for Solo Flute. A perfect occasion to treat mother to dinner and a concert. Advance tickets are available at Figments in Kaslo

and at the door. Adults are $20, seniors $18, $5 students. School-age children are free when accompanied by an adult patron. Season tickets do not apply to this concert. Further information 354-5368 or 353-7539.

Amy Honey

Friday, May 9 at The Royal on Baker Amy Honey is a Canadian singer/songwriter/rocker/honky-tonk heroine. Born and raised in the wilds of rural Nova Scotia she moved to Vancouver in 1996 and set about turning the town on its ear. In 1998, she joined the ladyrockin’ band, Clover Honey, and together they won CiTR’s 1999 Shindig battle of the bands competition, put out their critically acclaimed Go Horse Go album and toured the length and breadth of Canada several times. In May 2002, she and her partner founded Red Cat Records and put our her self-titled album. This album saw Amy stepping away somewhat (but not entirely) from her Lady Rockin’ roots and exploring Canadian roots music themes The folk pop homage to her misspent youth, Dirtbikin’, received high rotation on CBC radio and the album scored highly on Canadian college radio charts. Spring 2008 once again sees Amy Honey packing up and heading out across North America – the “I’m Moving Back To Nova Scotia” Tour.

Kevin Locke: Writing the future together through traditional dance

Tuesday, May 13, 7 p.m. at the Brilliant Cultural Centre in Castlegar Diversity, culture, beauty and tradition come together in a powerful performance by worldrenowned First Nations artist Kevin Locke Locke brings the history and culture of aboriginal people to life by communicating lessons, stories and legends through traditional dance, music, language and movement. A pulsating drum beat is said to set the stage for Locke’s dynamic hoop dance – a tradition among the plains indians that is symbolic of rebirth and connectivity, where all things intertwine and exist within a sphere. Tickets at any Selkirk College campus or Otter Books in Nelson.

Intuitive landscape painting

Saturday, May 10, to Saturday, May 31 at the Karla Pearce Studio, 713-107 St., Castlegar At the studio, students get to hang out and feel the landscape in an intuitive way. A flick of paint can give the feeling of grass in the wind, sweeping brushstrokes can become a sky or inscribed marks can become a waterfall. Intuitive landscapes are not limited by local colour but use a variety of pallets that describe the feeling of the artist and can be quite arbitrary. Pearce helps students get in tune with their own intuitive landscapes deciphering shapes and patterns from chaos. The course is $89 for four weeks. For more information call 365-2032 or creativeedge@karlapearce. com.


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Arts & Entertainment Passion and Paint exhibition

Memeza Africa


Friday, May 9, 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson United Church, 602 Silica St. Memeza Africa is a dynamic 23-piece ensemble that combines traditional African singers, dancers and drummers with the original music of Canadian artist, Holly Wright.

The 22-member choir lead by Jimmy Mulovhedzi, son of grammy award winning Soweto Gospel Choir director, David Mulovhedzi, come from Soweto, South Africa to join Holly in Canada to present a blend of musical cultures in a high energy performance of dance, stunning harmonies and powerful soloists. Members of this choir have

performed for or shared the stage with: Nelson Mandela; Oprah Winfrey; Quincy Jones; Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the Soweto Gospel Choir. They are here to tour Alberta and B.C. and bring their incredible talents to create a unique and powerful musical fusion of African and Canadian styles.

News Kootenay birders in for a treat

Thursday, May 15, 7 p.m. in Room 16 at Selkirk

College’s Silverking Campus Kootenay birders are invited to spend an evening with Ron Joseph,

award winning ornithologist working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the State of Maine. Joseph will present his power point lecture on The Birds of Maine. This will be a unique opportunity to identify birds with their songs, since many of the birds to be reviewed reside here. Joseph recently received the Maine Audubon Volunteer of the Year Award. Participants say his obvious enthusiasm and love for the natural world, combined with his ability to make you feel that you know as much as he does, helps people see the connections between plants, animals and humans. Nancie Dohan, a naturalist and outdoor educator familiar to most readers, will introduce Joseph.


Admission is by donation. All proceeds to support local conservation initiatives.

Leuren Moret talk on uranium

Saturday, May 10, 7 p.m. at the Nelson Municipal Library Uranium Free Kootenay Boundary presents the Leuren Moret May 9, 10 and 11 Tour. Leuren is a renowned uranium radiation expert and geoscientist. This dynamic speaker tours worldwide raising awareness regarding the serious issues uranium presents. She comes to Nelson midway through a tour of the Kootenays. On Friday, May 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Moret will lead an informal discussion in the coffee house area of the Castle Theater. At 7 p.m. Moret’s first presentation takes place at the Castle Theater, 185 Columbia Ave. in Castlegar. Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Moret will be at the Knox Hall in New Denver. At 2 p.m. she will speak at the Langham in Kaslo and at 7 p.m. she will speak at the Nelson library.

77 years of Camp Koolaree

Camps for all ages are offered at various times throughout the summer months and it is anticipated that the atten-

All month at Cowan’s, 517 Victoria St. Exhibiting this May, Cowan’s presents the art of Miro Gabriel. Gabriel is a primarily self taught oil painter who has drawn both inspiration and education from artists such as Egon Sheile, Vincent Van Gogh, Amadeo Modigliani, and Francis Bacon. In a loose expressionistic style, Gabriel explores not only the human figure but the human condition as well.


Saturday, May 10, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the North Shore Hall, 675 Whitmore Rd. The Ghostdancing TranceDance is a dynamic trance experience which begins with a traditional native dance of prayer inviting connection and celebration with our

dance at the youth camps will continue to grow as they definitely have in the past few years. The camp and leadership programs are instrumental in developing a sense of environmental stewardship that participants can implement in their everyday lives. Recycling and composting are a big part of camp life as the campers learn to be stewards of the land and water. Camp programs include water sports, canoeing, hiking, orienteering, crafting, and leadership skills among a variety of other activities. The camp is fully accredited by both the B.C. Camping Association and the United Church Camping Association. This unique wilderness camp is located on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, 10 kilometres east of Nelson. More information, including how to register or become part of the leadership team, can be found on the website at

Recycling books for kids

Success by 6 and local credit unions are partnering to share books with young children. From now until the end of May, West Kootenay branches of the Heritage, Kootenay Savings and Nelson and District Credit Unions will collect gently used


ancestors and all of creation. The TranceDance experience is an opportunity to hold intention and receive wisdom, experience and insight while our bodies move and our spirits soar! We will use music, breath and blindfolds to assist us with our personal intentions and to create a rich environment of trance, celebration and prayer. Rosalyn and Duncan Grady have Doctorate Degrees in Spiritual Studies and have explored indigenous practices and ceremony in a variety of cultures including North America, Mexico, Bali, Peru and India. Rosalyn has completed her TranceDance facilitator training with Wilbert Alix . Duncan was raised by his grandparents in the Siksika/Sauk tradition and brings the teachings of his elders to his ceremonies and training. Cost is $10.

children’s picture books. “This is our third year collecting books,” West Kootenay Success By 6 coordinator Kim Adamson explains “We know that many families have great children’s picture books stored in closets or attics that their older children don’t read anymore. We hope people with donate them to younger kids so they can enjoy them.” The Success By 6 team asks people only drop off books in good condition and those that are suitable for children under six years of age. Look for drop off displays at your local credit union. Collected books will be given out to young children at events around the West Kootenay region. To find out more call the Success By 6 office at 1-866-551-5437.

Crescent Valley school gets accessible playground grant

Brent Kennedy Elementary School received $50,000 from the Rick Hansen Foundation to develop a safe, interactive play environment for children up to six years old. The accessible outdoor space will provide several natural play and accessible elements suitable for the youngest learners in the community and serve as an early childhood hub with family strengthening programs.

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Local dental hygienist honoured with provincial award Mara Sand of Nelson has been awarded the B.C.Dental Hygienists’ Association Barbara J. Heisterman Award for Innovation and Commitment to Care for 2008. The BCDHA Board of Directors established this award as a tribute to Barbara J. Heisterman, British Columbia’s first mobile residential care dental hygienist, who passed away in November 2001. This award is given annually to the registered dental hygienist who best exemplifies the outstanding and unique attributes and values that Barbara upheld. Mara Sand, RDH, graduated from the VCC Dental Hygiene Program in 1991. Her dental hygiene career has included community dental health since 1991, long term care service, a variety of private practice clinics, and her mobile dental hygiene service. She has also provided volunteer work in residential care in Hawaii with Dr. Schwab. In 1995 Sand started her own mobile dental hygiene service that provides dental hygiene care for people seeking an alternative to the regular dental office setting. Her services include care for residents at both long term care facilities and group homes for the mentally/

Mara Sand

physically handicapped, the dental phobic, the financially disadvantaged and friends. Sand is employed by Interior Health in Nelson as the part-time community dental hygienist and she runs her mobile dental hygiene service. In her role as the community dental hygienist she works with the two community dental staff focusing on early intervention dental services to the Kootenay Boundary communities. Mara also works with the dental staff to facilitate the Kootenay Boundary Dental Access Fund. In 2006 Mara’s work with the local homeless shelter and other community partners secured a grant for the “Healthy Teeth for Healthy Eating Project”. This project facilitated policy change on the issue of lack of access to dental care. – submitted

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Moving efficiently with the Feldenkrais method Upon first hearing the name Feldenkrais one might wonder what such a mouthful of a word might entail. Surprisingly enough it’s not as complicated as it sounds. The Feldenkrais method involves doing slow controlled movements with awareness. The ultimate purpose being the discovery of how one’s movements can be most effective and graceful. We often move without awareness in our day to day lives and our bodies suffer the consequences. Feldenkrais teaches strategies to reduce effort and increase the quality and coordination of movement. The method was first developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais in the 1940s and is now used widely to help people learn (or often re-learn) how to move most efficiently. Feldenkrais practitioners become certified by completing a four year program through the Feldenkrais Guild of North America. Local practitioners Judy Katz, Susan Grimble and Hilary Fuller offer two different modalities of Feldenkrais. The first is called Awareness Through Movement (ATM) – a movement class done in a group setting in which the practitioner guides participants through a sequence of movements in order to promote self-awareness and body functionKate Butt is a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine in Nelson. She treats a variety of health issues and has special interests in womens health, perinatal care, chronic pain and sports injuries. For questions or information please contact

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ing. The second is called Functional Integration – a hands-on, one-on-one guided movement lesson that allows for more attention to an individuals specific needs and movement toward physical grace. Katz explains her motive is to “teach people how to sense themselves” so they can come to both a somatic (or physical) as well as a mental understanding of the way their bodies can move most optimally. Susan Grimble says “people can learn what their patterns are through movement and awareness” and can then learn new choices for movement. To learn more about how to reduce pain and disability while rediscovering balance, flexibility and coordination please consult the ‘Body and Soul’ directory in the Express for Feldenkrais practitioner listings.

JUDY KATZ (Chris, this client has paid to have her b&w ad, this size, appear on the same page where you put


Feldenkrais practioners Susan Grimble, standing, and Judy Katz deomonstrate Feldenkrais. The Feldenkrais method involves doing slow controlled movements with awareness. The ultimate purpose being the discovery of how one’s movements can be most effective and graceful.



Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences Student Clinic ..............................................................354-1984 Kate Butt, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine 551-5283 Jen Cherewaty, RAC, Balance for Body & Soul .354-1752 Sara Fujibayashi RAC, at Mountain Waters Spa352-3280 Claudia Kavcic, RAC, at Mountain Waters Spa .352-3280 Michael Smith, Dr. TCM, 10 years experience ..352-0459 Marion Starr, Dr. TCM ................................................352-9890



Janice Poloway, Certified Iridologist, Herbalist551-4528


Barbara Gosney, CCH, RSHom, DHom, 2102 Creek St354-1180 Margo MacLaren DHom ..........................................354-7072

Hypnotherapy Sharon Best, Certified Adv. Hypnotherapist .......354-7750

Massage Services


Abby Mccormick, The Stone Spa .......354-4030 or 551-0599 A Touch Of Aloha, Lomi, Cranio, Struct’l, Sports .......229-4424 Armonia Soma Massage, Hot stones & Swedish Massage354-7553 Genevieve, Certified, Swedish & Pregnancy.....352-1141 Ginger Joy Rivest, Neuro Somatic Therapy .........505-4284 Jennifer Johnston RMT ..............................................551-1197 Juliena Brown, Certified Practitioner, RAC .........551-BODY Palliative Massage Course, July 4-11..................1-800-611-5788 Power Essentials, True Aromatherapy & Massage ...505-4144 Rub It In, Mobile/Studio, Deep T., Neuro, Sports352-6804 Thai Massage, Mina Palmer, CTT at Shanti Yoga .... 352-7703

Blanche Tanner, BP, Family Constellation ..........227-6877


Michele P. Greco, Ayur. Practitioner, RMT, AAHE352-5343

Art Therapy

Clearwater Art Therapy ............................................505-1100


Sharon O’Shea, Astrological Readings ...............352-2455

Body Piercing Aura & Chakra Biofeedback/Bodywork, Homo Divinus505-5067


Richard Klein, Stress Reduction Coach ...............352-3280


Hydrotherapy, Living Foods, Coaching ..............352-6419

Counselling & Consultation

Brain Gym, Learning, Ion-cleanse, Gayle, MEd.226-7655 Carmen Carter, MEd, RCC, Play & Art Therapy......354-4485 Miriam M. Martineau, MA, Integral Counselling505-8170 Dienna Raye, MA, Counsellor & Life Coach .......352-1220 Kathie Robertson, MA, Counselling Adults & Teens226-7945 Lee Reid, MA, RCC, Addictions & Trauma ..........352-3870 Sally Shamai, MEd, RCC, EMDR and more1-877-688-5565

Feldenkrais Method

Susan Grimble, Classes & Private Sessions1-888-366-4395 Judy Katz, GCFP, Private & Group Lessons ........352-3319 Physical Problems & Nothing has worked. Experience Ease & Grace. First session is half price. Call Hilary ......................................................................354-7616

Hair Care

Front St. Hair Studio, The Key to Beauty ............354-1202 Visions for Hair-Body-Soul, South Slocan ..........359-8036

Remedy’s RX Custom Compound 737 Baker St.352-6928


Talk Therapy, Hypnosis, Energy Psychology. ....352-9927

Reflexology Deidra Corbeil, at Mountain Waters Spa............352-3280

Sex Therapy

Dr. David Hersh, Board Certified ...........................352-0151


Deidra Corbeil, RST at Mountain Waters Spa ...352-3280

Social Work

Val Amies, BSW, RSW, Counselor...........................505-8044


The Feldenkrais Method® enhance motion,Judy Katz.352-3319


Mountain Waters Spa, 205 Victoria St......................... 352-3280 Shalimar Spa, located at the Prestige Inn .........354-4408 The Stone Spa, Abby McCormick 354-4030 or 551-0599


Intuitive Guidance with Norm, www.normpratt.com357-9457

Natural, organic foods & products since 1975 Open 8:00 - 7:00 Mon. to Sat. 295 Baker Street, Nelson 354-4077


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TRUNK SALE WITH JENNA ARPITA. Amazing new styles. Fancy, practical and fun. Hosting designers from all over the world. Thursday, May 8th, Friday 9th, Sat 10th at Natural Way Home at 535 Baker Street (next to Cutlers). 11-6 each day. SPRING’S BALFOUR HALL’S $ELLWHATYOUWANNA$ALE, May 24th, 9-2. Book your tables early! Information, call 229-5265. FRIENDS PARENT WORKSHOP, Wednesday, May 14, Nelson Board Office, 570 Johnstone Rd. 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Learn more about child anxiety. This event is free but registration is needed. Contact trichardson@sd8. or 352-6681. S.H.A.R.E. NELSON MAY AUCTION: swing arm washstand table, antique piano stool, metal trunk, pinwheel crystal, hanging Tiffany style lamp, pyrex bowls, pool table overhead light, old world maps. 612 Lakeside Dr. OPENING COUNSELLING PRACTICE IN DOWNTOWN NELSON. Sally Shamai M.Ed. Registered Clinical Counsellor, over 15 years experience with LGTB & Heterosexual individual & couples. Trauma recovery, personal transitions. Advanced EMDR. Focusing & solution oriented approaches. Toll free 1-877-688-5565.

Art SPRING POTTERY CLASSES STARTING MAY. 35 years experience in the clay field. Call Christine, 352-7813.

Business Opportunities HOME-BASED BUSINESS. Health & wellness, part time, full time, need computer. 352-3517. E-mail The UPS Store® - Franchise opportunity available. Join Canada’s largest network of neighbourhood business service centres. To learn more visit or call 1-800661-6232. WORK AT HOME ONLINE Start a real home-based business. Work when you want. Apply online and start today!

Career Training BECOMEAN INTERIOR DECORATOR with our professional distance education program. Gain practical skills and learn how to start your own business. Free brochure. 1-800-267-1829. www. BE A PUBLISHED WRITER with our home-study courses. You’ll develop professional writing skills and learn how to break into print. Free brochure. Call 1-800-559-7632. www.

Children NEW, FUN, LOVING DAYHOME NOW ACCEPTING children of all ages! Contact Jodie at (250)229-2174. NANNY REQUIRED 3-4 days/wk for preschooler and infant. Call 354-1960. WANTED: CHILD CARE in your home 1-2 days per week. North Shore. 825-9455. NANNY WANTED FOR WALDORF CHILD 2 afternoons per week. References please. 352-6846. BACK PACK, CRIB, DRESSERS, play pen, double stroller, toys, clothes, cloth diapers, all-in-ones. 354-0268. GROOVY GIRLS (ORIGINAL). Full box sitting in my basement need a new home. Offers 551-2233. ATTENTION PLAYMOBIL LOVERS: We have over $1000 worth of Playmobil Castles, Dragons and all the characters, all new, will sell entire fabulous collection for $250. 354-4221. 2 WOODEN, SWINGING CHILD SAFETY GATES. Excellent condition. Adjustable 27” to 44” wide. $10 each. 352-6399. PREGNANT? KEEP THE MEMORY with a bellycast. Stones, gems, flowers can go on. Melissa 359-6848. MEC HAPPY TRAILS CHILD CARRIER, in great shape, comes with diaper bag, $75 obo. 354-0114. DEUTER CHILD BACKPACK CARRIER, $150. Graco 3-wheel sturdy stroller, $150. Call 352-1806.

Computers CREATIVE ZEN VISION: M 30 GB $200 obo. E-mail OO_ or call 250551-2335.

Education GO WILD IN OUR CLASSROOMS! Train to be an adventure guide. Nine-month Outdoor Recreation & Ecotourism Certificate. College of New Caledonia, Valemount, BC. 1-888-6904422; BECOME A VETERINARY ASSISTANT in 24 weeks at Granville Business College. Specializing in veterinary assistant diplomas for 15 years. Classes every 3 months. www., 604-683-8850. APARTMENT/CONDO Manager Course. Certified home-study training. 40 jobs currently registered! Thousands of grads working. Government registered. 29 years of success. Information: or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456. BREEMA ON YOUR DOORSTEP. Offering an introduction to SelfBreema Exercises & Partner Breema, Saturdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Starts May 10th, 4 weeks/only $40. ‘The Art of Being Present’. A wonderful opportunity to experience the depth and beauty of this Kurdish healing art. Ray 354-1221 or breema. BUILD LEADERSHIP SKILLS WHILE LEARNING about local economy and small loans. Thanks to the Columbia Basin Trust, the Circle of Habondia Lending Society Presents MicroFinance: Empowering You and Your Community Thursdays May 29 to June 19th - 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Nelson. A series of 4 FREE workshops for West Kootenay women. Each workshop teaches concepts, skills and tools that apply to work, family life, volunteering, and building peace in your community. Apply with a letter of interest that includes relevant experience and interests. Please send to Circle of Habondia, or Box 143 Crescent Valley BC V0G 1H0 Deadline to apply is May 9th, 2008. Space is limited to 12 participants. Travel and childcare subsidies available. For more info contact 5510671.

Employment Opportunities JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN wanted SE Saskatchewan, provincial parks, lakes, waterslides, golfing, fishing & more. South East Electric, Box 1238, Carlyle, SK S0C 0R0 Fax: (306) 4532022 EDMONTON-BASED company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters, with curb and gutter experience an asset, and construction labourers. Offering top wages, overtime, subsistence, accommodations, with reimbursement of airfare in contract terms. Fax resume 780-488-3002 or email: Phone 780-425-6208. CHEAPER THAN A tank of gas! Telephone reconnect only $39.95/ month! Switch, keep you number! High-speed and dial-up internet available! Phone Factory Reconnect 1877-336-2274;

Events WEST KOOTENAY ECOSOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. May 8th, 2008, 7-10pm. Hume Hotel, Nelson, BC. FENG SHUI GARDEN DESIGN, Mother’s Day. Learn ancient activation secrets. Zen/Tao gardens, $50. Discounts for mothers & daughters. Call 505-1113. ESTATE ART SALE: Asian, Mayan, textiles, ceramics, paintings. Household: Ikea, drums, bikes, guitars. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 731 Baker St. Or phone for appointment 352-5735. PACK UP YOUR PESTICIDES! Saturday, May 10. The City of Nelson has adopted a bylaw banning the non-essential use of pesticides, insecticides, fungicides & herbicides, including Weed ‘n’ Feed type products. Bring your household lawn & garden pesticides to the Garden Fest on Baker Street & we will safely dispose of them for you. Products must be in original containers, tightly closed, labeled. NO agricultural or commercial pesticides. Sponsored by Kootenay Citizens for Alternatives to Pesticides (K-CAP). MOTHER’S DAY IN PROCTOR. Plant & garden fair. Pancake breakfast. Sun. May 11, 9:30-2:00 in the Proctor Hall. OPEN CHESS TOURNAMENT, May 10th, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Senior Centre, 719 Vernon. $10. Chris 352-3527.

Financial Services DEBT STRESS? Consolidate & lower payments by 30-40%. End those phone calls & the worry. Avoid bankruptcy. Contact us for a no-cost consultation. Online: or toll-free 1-877-556-3500. $500$ LOAN SERVICE, by phone, no credit refused, quick and easy, payable over 6 or 12 installments. Toll free: 1-877-776-1660.

FREE CEDAR POLES, APPROX 12’ LENGTH, 3” to 8” diameters. about 20 or more. Ph. 359-6837.

Furniture OAK TABLE $75, OAK TABLE $1000, queen box spring & mattress $100, 2 dressers. Madeleine 352-7120. TWO WING-BACK CHAIRS & OTTOMAN, grey with flower print, good shape, $120 for all 3 pieces. 352-3526.


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SONY TV, 20”, $150. Willy 352-3471. ANTIQUE CHILDREN’S OAK DESK, 26x19x22, asking $60. Storage shelving unit for wine & glasses $125. 352-6997

EVELINE WERNER: Travelling grief counselling service. BAP, SSW. 2267091.

Garage Sales

DISHWASHER REQUIRED at All Seasons Cafe to join kitchen team. Long term please. Phone Adam, 352-0101.

BONE COLOURED, JETTED, CORNER, SOAKER TUB, has pump, manual, everything $200 obo. Must go. 352-7556. SINGER TREADLE SEWING MACHINE (1945) & golden grain grinder (household use), manual/electric excellent condition. 250-359-7156 YARD MAINTENANCE & LAWN CARE. Hauling, chainsaw, clean up, lawn cutting & trim. Call 509-1083. BLACK APPLIANCES, side by side fridge freezer, ice & water, dishwasher, microwave with surround, $250. 250-365-1169. 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

SUNNY SIDE TRAILER PARK, #21. Cribs, dressers, freezers, kids stuff. Saturday, 9 a.m. No early birds. SUPER HUGE HOUSEHOLD SALE. Sat. May 10, Sun. May 11, 9:00-4:00. Antiques & everything else. No early birds please. 7087 Hwy 3A.

Health & Fitness HEAVEN ON EARTH ACUPRESSURE (Relaxation & Transformational Therapy) releases body-mind stress. Dania KalTara, Registered Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressurist since 1989: 354-0413 in Natural Health Clinic, Nelson. ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT your heavy metal levels? Find out with accurate hair analysis testing. Call 352-9222. BEREAVEMENT COUNSELLING AND END-OF-LIFE SUPPORT for individuals and families. Millie Neufeld-Cumming (MA Candidate in Counselling and Registered Canadian Art Therapist.) 825-0141. TUNTURI R760 PRO ROWING MACHINE. 6 monitors, $300 new, asking $999. 354-4779. WANT TO TRY SOMETHING AMAZING? Then Youth Juice is what you’re looking for. There is no other “super food” like it on the market. 100% organic, 100% Canadian. Phone 250-226-6998.

Help Wanted

CONSTRUCTION WORK: Kootenay Kids Society is seeking to hire trades to complete medium sized construction projects. For more information, please contact Stephanie Fischer, Executive Director at 352-6678 ext. 232. Please reply expressingyour interest by May 14th, 2008. COOK NEEDED for busy Baker St. diner. Must be reliable, a fast learner and experience is an asset. Wage neg. Call 825-4650 or 352-0176. A CHALLENGING & REWARDING CAREER in recycling and retail management? S.H.A.R.E. Nelson (Supporting Humanity And Responsible Ecology) largest recycling store in Southern BC is looking for an experienced store manager. Competitive wage, medical benefits, and making a social and environmental difference are great reasons to make us your career choice. S.H.A.R.E. Nelson is a ministry of Kootenay Christian Fellowship. Please send resume to or mail to KCF, 812 Stanley Street, Nelson, BC. V1L 1N7. WATCHMAN-SECURITY PERSON required for small marine terminal in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Please fax resume to (1)604-940-6440.

House Sitting EXPERIENCED HOMEOWNERS, sitters, looking to housesit. Avail May 14. References available. 359 6699 MATURE, NON-SMOKING COUPLE SEEKING house-sitting opportunity in Nelson. Available Jan. and Feb. of 2009 or portion thereof. 306-8652384 or 306-865-7604. WANTED: MATURE, RESPONSIBLE HOUSE-SITTER. Lovely heritage cottage near Lakeside Park. Date: May 13-19. Lee, 352-3870.

Lost & Found MISSING: 11’ DUCK PUNT ALUMINUM BOAT from under Nelson Bridge. Painted camo green inside & out. Reward. 352-6221, Art. FOUND: KAYAK SPRAY SKIRT. Identify to claim. 354-3993.

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Lost & Found LOST: GOLD EARRING near Bank of Commerce & Kootenay Roost. 2267483. BROUGHT THE WRONG SKIS HOME? Red Atomic skis missing from Whitewater on last day. 352-0525. “LOST” MP3, HEADPHONES, WINTER COAT from car (High Street) Saturday, April 12th. $50 reward (no questions). 352-5272.

Misc. for Sale 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 AMAZING RELIEF the first night! Restless Leg Syndrome and leg cramps gone. Sleep deeply, safe with medication, proven results guaranteed! 1-800-765-8660. 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 REVITALIZE YOUR HOME with Easy Rock, “The beauty of stone without the mason”. Simple installation, outstanding appearance. 604-248-2062; Dealer inquiries welcome. VINYL RECORDS, thousands to chose from, excellent condition. All types, many still sealed. 226-6783. USED BUILDING & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS. Chairs, filing cabinet. 3544444.

Misc. for Sale TRAILERITE MOORING COVER as new. To fit 191/2 V-Hull Boat. $150. Ph. 352-7144. WHITE HYDRANGEA PLANTS. $1 each. 352-6762. HOCKEY GAMES, 60’s to 2000 & hockey cards old and older. Offers! 551-0604. PROPANE OVEN WITH 2-BURNER STOVE, + regulator. RV size, indoor/ outdoor use. Like new. $200 obo. 509-1941. NATURAL GAS BBQ, large propane kiln, fiberglass canoe, electric lawnmower, mountain bike. 352-9150. FREEZER, 21 cu. ft. Runs beautifully, $120. 825-9534. ONE 4 1/2 x 9 TEMPERED GLASS PLATE, $75. New 3” water pump. c/w 6 hp gas motor, $350. 226-7990. X-BOX, NINTENDO, SUPERNINTENDO. Controllers, games, etc. Call for details, 229-5633. MAPLE VANITY, white roll-top desk, DBL cast-iron Kohler sink, sm-br sink, electric pottery kiln. 354-1648. SONY RECEIVER & Bookshelf 100w speakers. Make an offer! 352-5712 2007 16 FT FLATDECK TRAILER. 10,000 lb GVWR $3600. 354-1886. WOODEN TABLE & 4 CHAIRS, 36”x56”, $130. Coffee table 18”x48”, $20. Both great condition. 365-7536 before 6 p.m. WEDDING DRESS. Gorgeous strapless (size 8-10) professionally drycleaned. Paid $1200, will sell $400. 505-1175. 15 SHEETS 5/8” OSB. Best offer. Mike 229-2225.

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Misc. Wanted

SOFA $100, COFFEE & LAMP TABLES $100, Toshiba 32” $250, kitchen table & chairs, tools. 3525996. BRAND NEW WOMANS CLEATS, size 9, $40. 551-0884. SANDALS FOR GODDESSES. Two pairs, 9Ω. Turquoise flats; purple/ diamond pump; unworn. $50 each. Christine 354-4240. WOOL, FEATHERS, WIGS, leather coat - small, truck/trailer parts, Caane cam 351c. 825-4369. DIGITAL HOME THEATRE AMPLIFIER RECEIVER, high-end model, new $650, asking $275 obo. Ph. 352-2823. 16’ ROLL-OUT AWNING FRAME (no cloth). Also, no mess fire pots. 3522543 after 6 p.m. CEDAR STRIP, CANVAS CANOE AND PADDLES, $600. Microwave $50. Dresser with mirror. $100. 3525856 MOUNTAIN BIKE - ‘05 Specialized Big Hit Grom. 24’ wheels, air shock, good condition. $400. 352-1794. CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANER: Bissell Powersteamer Proheat Plus. Great Buy! $95. Please leave message, 505-5581. 13 GOLF CLUBS, bag, pull cart. Tv pong game from 70’s. Phone 3522359 to see. WASHER & DRYER $600, antique loveseat $400, jetted tub $500, pedestal sink $100, toilet $50. 229-4544. SANSA MP3 PLAYER, like new, $120. Chaco sandals, women’s size 6, like new, maroon, $60. 354-0369. 6’ GLASS DISPLAY CABINET, $300. 352-7729.

WORKBOOTS, BRAND NEW. Steeltoed JB Goodhue workboots. Thinsulate insulation, size 9, $65. 825-4411 eves. DRESSER $125, GLIDER-ROCKER $50, wardrobe $65, Sanyo stereo $35, large speakers $40, record player $35. 359-7756.

WANTED: MARINA SPOT IN KASLO/NELSON. Name Your Price! Call 354-1121. FREE JUTE-BACKED LOW-PILE CARPETS and long rectangular furnace ducts. Louise 354-0243. WANTED: BABY EXERSAUCER in good shape. 354-0114. PIECES OF UNWANTED CARPET needed for project. Please call Jacqui, 226-7815. Will pick up. OVAL DRAFTING TEMPLATES. 1” and up. 226-7918. USED OR UNWANTED CINDER BLOCKS. Approx. 200 needed. Reasonably priced. 250-352-0136. WANTED FOR FAMILY HOLIDAY, small fixer-upper travel trailer, bowler style preferred. Less than $500. 5052925.

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NEED A CAR or truck? Good credit, bad credit. Want a Visa? #1 success rate. Delivery in BC and Alberta. www. or 888-501-1148. ##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 1-877792-0599. 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.

‘93 SUBARU WAGON, 4wd, 200,000 km,well maintained, great body, asking $3500. 352-9694. 1985 VOLVO, 4-door, V6, automatic, many power features, offers. 825-4344.

Cars 1966 DELTA ‘88 OLDSMOBILE. Good condition, $2000 obo. 1986 Honda Accord EX1. Needs work, $1000 obo. 505-5863. WHITE 1985 CADILLAC SEVILLE, only 140,000 miles, red leather, great condition, extra w/tires, $2500. 352-0064 1992 DODGE COLT, reliable car, great on gas, needs engine seals replaced. $300. 505-5337. 2006 FORD FUSION, AWD, 49,500 km, manual, black, recently serviced, prime condition, $20,000 obo. 509-1144 2001 TOYOTA ECHO. 198k, very good condition, excellent gas mileage, $6800. 505-1884 or 352-9108 after 5 p.m. ‘84 FORD BRONCO II, V6, 5-speed, 4x4, low km, VGC, lady driven, $1750 obo. 354-8512. 2005 SUBARU OUTBACK, 5 speed, 80,000 km highway only, excellent condition, 19,500. 226-7781. 1998 FORD ESCORT WAGON, 4 cyl, 5 speed/manual, no rust, reliable, a/c, cd, winters/summers, highway kms, $3600. 357-2758. 1986 HONDA ACCORD, great motor, new clutch, new battery. Ugly, rusty, dented. Runs great, great on gas. $800 obo. 352-1782. 1999 HYUNDAI ELANTRA WAGON, standard, burgundy, winter tires, a/c, cd, runs great! $4200 obo. 505-3987 2003 SUZUKI AERIO AWD, 34 mpg, exc. ratings, 99k, auto, cd, must sell $12,000. 825-0133.

Sleds/Bikes 1994 KAWASAKI KLR250, on/off road, mechanically solid, new rubber, great shape overall. $2500. 354-3783 STREET LEGAL DUAL SPORTS. 2002 Kawasaki KLR650, 1996 Suzuki DR350 (lowered). $3500/each. 352-5395 2005 YAMAHA YZ125, 50th anniversary yellow plastic/seat cover, offroad armour, new top-end. $4,500. Jackson 352-2245. 1981 SUZUKI GN400 commuter street bike, single cyl., good shape, good tires. Tom, 353-7427, Kaslo. 2005 KAWASAKI KLR 650: Only 7000 kms, saddlebags, helmet, JoeRocket jacket, gloves, $5500. Dan 352-5320. 1983 HONDA C+110. 2000 miles. Mint shape. 90 miles to gallon. Hi/lo range. 357-9905. 2006 HONDA CR250R 2-stroke. Excellent condition. $6500. Call Lee 352-3960.

Tires/Parts/Other REAR & SIDE INTERIOR STORAGE BINS for Montana vans & SV6s. Beige colour. Offers 352-7247. FIBERGLASS TRUCK CANOPY. Fits Ford Ranger etc. $150. 226-0071. 4 31 x 10.5 BFG’s A/T on American Eagle rims. Fits Toyota. Used only 3 months, $1000. 505-0988. 1983 GMC JIMMY FOR PARTS ONLY. Runs & rolls $500. Call for details 551-2872. FOUR TIRES & RIMS for Subaru Loyale. Tires worn, rims in good condition. $50. Ph. 352-5496. LINCOLN 250 AMP GAS WELDER w/ leads, runs & welds $500. 226-7391

Misc. Wanted DONATION OF MOUNTAIN BICYCLE (prefer ladies) in good condition for Cuban family. Phone 352-9788. CANVAS TENTS. Please call 352-2752. WANTED: TWO BASEMENT WINDOWS. Must fit into rough opening of 27 wide X 13 high. 354-4475. LOOKING FOR A CLAWFOOT BATHTUB. Also need lots of 1’x2’ stone siding tiles. 352-5311. EXTERIOR DOOR WITH LARGE WINDOW, wood stove, landscape bricks, maple trees, framed mirror. 355-2269. FRIDGE, MEDIUM SIZE, working condition, will pick up. Please call 354-3489. CLAWFOOT TUB in good condition will pick up. Call 551-1563. SEEKING LEATHER OFFICE CHAIR, preferably adjustable, also 4-drawer lateral file cabinet 36” wide. Call 8259266. YURT WANTED. Any size. any condition. 352-2510 or THE WIN STORE IS EXPANDING and seeking donations of lumber & volunteers! Please call 505-5444. LOOKING TO BUY a used Mac laptop. call 354-1754

Trucks/SUVs/Vans Trucks/SUVs/Vans 1992 4RUNNER V6, standard, 4WD, PW, PL, rusty but good running gear. $1,500 obo. 551-9150. 1990 FORD H.D. VAN, full size, over $900 in new rubber, asking $1100 obo. 505-5249. FOR SALE: 1993 NISSAN PATHFINDER. 290,000 kms. Asking $4000 obo. 355-2785. 2001 TUNDRA SINGLE CAB 4x4, w/ canopy and towing package, 70,000 km $16,500. Phone 367-7482. 2006 TACOMA SR5 4X4 CREW CAB, manual, 80,000 km, winter tires on separate rims. $29,500. 367-7482. 2003 SILVERADO 1500 LT, canopy, 5.3L V8, trailer pkg, Z71 pkg, 33,000 kms. $22,000. 359-7854. 2002 GMC 3/4 TON SUPERCAB 4x4. Tow/haul, automatic, 6 ltr., air, tilt, cruise. 352-1693. 2001 GMC SONOMA ZR2, 4x4, power everything, manual, ext. cab, 140k, $13,500 obo. 352-7401. GOOD 4 PARTS & STILL RUNS. 1992 Toyota truck 4 cyl 5 spd 4x4. $900 obo. 509-1515. 1998 DODGE CARAVAN, very good throughout, carefully maintained, 180km, all records, $4300. 352-9512. 1978 CHEVY SHORTBOX, 4x4, 350 4 spd, 4” lift, 33’s. $4000 obo. 551-3014 1975, F250 3/4 TON, 390, 2wd, auto, ext cab, rusted cab mounts, sweet motor, $400. 357-2758. 1991 F150, 4wd, v6, 5 speed, 207k, well maintained, runs great, great body, sunroof, $2700. 352-2269. 1993 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN 1500, 4x4, newly rebuilt transmission, 333,000 km. Good condition. $5,500. obo. 505-3497. VW BUS, 1971, CLASSIC SURF. Runs great, needs interior work, stored 17 years, little rust, accepting offers. 352-3541.

1996 DODGE CARAVAN, new brakes, seats 7, summer and winter tires. $2000 obo. 359-7499. 1992 MAZDA B2600 4x4, 5-speed, extended cab pick-up. Runs good with 280M kms. Has box liner & 2 sets tires, summers & winters on rims. Very little rust. Asking $2975. Inquiries 352-2704. 1993 4RUNNER SR5 PACKAGE. New brakes and tires. Good condition. $5500 obo. 226-7751. ‘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. ‘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

Boats 17’ SUNRUNNER, 90 hp Mariner EZload trailer, Yamaha 4 Stroke Kicker, runs excellent. $5100 obo. 250-2294687. FIBERGLASS BOAT, 10 ft. Delnor, $325. 5 1/2 Johnson motor, $175. 229-4559.

Recreational 1998 24 FT. SALEM TRAVEL TRAILER, excellent condition, $11,500. Phone 825-9594. 1998 NOMAD 28’ TRAILER with 14’ Superslide. Very Roomy. Separate Bedroom. $11,500. obo. 229-4238. LEISURE TENT TRAILER. $1000. 304-0036. OVER 200 NEW & used motorhomes, diesel pushers, 5th wheels, trailers, vans, campers. Total RV Centre. Special RV financing. Since 1984, Voyager RV - Hwy 97, Winfield BC. 1800-668-1447,

Music & Dance FRIENDS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC informal soirees for music aficionados. 505-5583. YAMAHA ELECTRONIC PIANO P60. GH Keyboard, AWM Sounds, w/ stand. Worth $1389, asking 1111.11 551-2145. WANTED: WURLITZER ELECTRIC PIANO. Please contact if you have one in the area. phunk_nugget@hotmail. com VICTORIA STREET STRINGS all level string players welcome. Tuesday evenings. 505-5583. CD & DVD DUPLICATION, direct to disc printing and graphic design located in Nelson: www.shortyburns. com 352-BURN(2876)

Pets & Livestock PUPPY OR YOUNG DOG WANTED. Small to medium size; full -grown. Good with kids. Amber, 825-0126. FREE TO GOOD LOVING HOME. 10 years young, black lab/border collie. Family friendly, needs room to run. Please save him. 352-1983. TWO BEAUTIFUL ALPINE/NUBIAN FEMALE 2 yr old goats. Would like to sell as pair. Offers. 355-2785. WANTED: USED OR newer dog run materials to build. 825-9455. SALTWATER FISH/REEF ENTHUSIASTS: Interested in sharing experiences, frags, possible club? E-mail Ph. 3043535.

Prof. Services EXPERIENCED CLEANER & ORGANIZER AVAILABLE for home & office de-clutter & cleanup. Natural products, local references. Jenn 505-1822 EXPERIENCED, QUALIFIED ESL TUTOR. Online or in person. 3590193 or CARPENTER WITH MINI & MIDSIZE EXCAVATORS available for concrete installations & other digs. Warren 354-1159 or 354-7288. COMFORT CARE. LICENSED CARE AIDE. Developmentally challenged, multi duties for all ages. Call Corby Lynn, 352-7384. LANGUAGE HELP: Translation, conversation, documentation, letter-writing. Russian/English. 354-6909. MONUMENTAL STONE WORKS Custom headstones/monuments. Portable sandblasting. Cleaning and rehighlighting. Glass etching. Pet Memorials - proceeds to SPCA. 354-0988 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. 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.


Prof. Services GENERAL CONSTRUCTION, CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS, Framing through finish. Reasonable rates. Harrop Creek Contracting. 551-1555.

Services CLEAR YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD NOW - A record affects employment and any travel anywhere! We guarantee your pardon. Apply online www. or call today tollfree 1-800-298-5520. CRIMINAL RECORDS affect travel to 1 country only. Don’t be misled. Canadian pardons guaranteed at the National Pardon CentreTM. Apply online: Call free 1-866-242-2411.

Sports Equip. ROCKY MOUNTAIN EDGE FULL Suspension Mountain Bike. Marzocchi Z1, new tires. 16.5”. $750 obo. 352-5395. HYPERLITE WAKESURF BOARD. 5’6” Broadcast board brand new, never used. $300 obo. 505-4205. FOX 36RC2, brand new ‘07 Mt bike fork. A steal at $700. 359-5021. SNOWBOARDS: ‘08 153 G-TWIN, $450. 158 Option Vinson, $200. Older 7.5w Salamon boots, $50. 509-1144 2007 DEVINCI REMIX avid disk brakes, 8î rotors, Marzocchi fork, $1200 obo. Call Matthew, 505-5270. KONA MANOMANO, full suspension, lots of upgraded parts, $1200. 352-5629. COBRA GOLF CLUBS, Titleist carry bag, 440sz driver, putter, very clean. Asking $500. 229-4251, evenings. 14’ Trampoline, great shape. $100. 359-7194. MOUNTAIN BIKE - ‘05 Specialized Big Hit Grom. 24’ wheels, air shock, good condition. $400. 352-1794.

Steel Buildings #1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse. 6 colours available! 40year warranty! Free shipping first 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206. FUTURE STEEL BUILDINGS. Durable, dependable, pre-engineered, all-steel structures. Custom-made to suit your needs and requirements. Factory-direct affordable prices. Call 1-800-668-8653 ext. 170 for free brochure.

Travel ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGES - book online at and save more on your vacations. Use code NCA74327 for discount or call us toll-free at 1-800-563-5722. TIMESHARE FORECLOSURES— Save 60-80% off retail! Best resorts & seasons! Call for free catalogue today! 1-800-597-9347. Browse hundreds of worldwide properties online.

Volunteers NATIONAL DENTAL ASSISTING EXAMINING BOARD requires Public Member. Letters of interest to Board office by June 20, 2008. Visit: www. / Volunteer Opportunities. Tel: (613) 526-3424.

Weddings LONG WHITE WEDDING DRESS, sequined lace bodice & long sleeves, with bustle, very pretty $100. 3527144.

Work Wanted NURSE AVAILABLE for private duty home care. Please call 352-0974.


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Real Estate

1979, 2 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME. Handy-man special. $2000 for a quick sale. Must be moved. 5052925 mobile/mobiler.htm THINKING OF SELLING? Get a FREE, no obligation market evaluation of your home. Call 354-8409 2.3 ACRES OF VIEW PROPERTY in Bonnington. Winterized yurt included. $229,000. By appointment only, 5059945. PRIVATE 8 ACRES, solid 6 bedroom house, 4 outbuildings, fruit trees, 5 minutes from Nelson, $1000 main floor rental income. 505-2060. 1978 MOBILE HOME 14’ wide, newer gas furnace. Must be moved. $6,000 Call Dave at 352-1234 4 BEDROOM, 3 BATHROOMS, newer, move in and enjoy. Huge garage, fenced yard. $449,000. 354-1052 HOUSE FOR SALE on 3 1/2 acres between Powell River & Lund. Ocean view. 604-483-9951. COMPLETELY RENOVATED 2 BEDROOM MOBILE in the sunny Greenwood Mobile Home Park, just 10 min North of Nelson. Low maintenance, clean and family oriented. No pets. $43,500. Contact Lev at Valhalla Path Realty. 250-354-4089 cell 354-8443.

CO-HOUSING IN NANAIMO. or or 250754-3060 BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath heritage home in Fairview. Fully renovated with fir hardwood floors, new appliances. 200 sq. ft. sundeck, on double lot. $312,000 obo. 3542007. RANCH LAND for sale. Experience the beauty of country living! 75 acres of ranch land in Lakelands Wildrose Country. Good fishing and hunting. Away from the hustle and bustle. St. Paul area. Priced at $999 per acre. Evenings 780-645-239

Real Estate Wanted WANTED: 1+ ACRES on North Shore or Taghum area. Phone 367-7482.

Rentals MAY 1, 1 BDR SUITE, Nelson, quiet building, n/s, n/p $620. 780-8656140, after Apr. 26 505-6063. UPSTAIRS ROOM, 6’ 4” ceiling, shared foyer, kitchen, bathroom, laundry machines, utilities, on bus route, available June 1. 352-4607.


Rentals Wanted

Shared Accom.

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BED/SITTING ROOM, BATHROOM, stove, self-defrost fridge, double sink, private entrance, shared washer & dryer, shared storage/work space, cable, cozy, bright. 352-4607. APARTMENT, LARGE, PRIVATE DECK, 2.5 bedroom, remodeled. Business access to Baker Street. Great for practitioner, artist residence, office. $1060 includes heat. 352-5735. Available July. LARGE BEDROOM FOR RENT, $550 plus shared heat. Call 505-4749 CARBONATE BACHELOR SUITE AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY, w/d, suitable for single, n/s, n/p, $550 plus utilities. 352-6132. CABIN NEAR WINLAW. 2 bedroom, bathtub, shower but outhouse. May to Dec only. 355-2269. JUNE 1-OCT. 31, 2 bdrm, small Uphill house, partly furnished. $800+. N/S, N/P. E-mail about yourself

WANTED 2 BEDROOM RENTAL HOUSE in Nelson, long term for small family. July 1st. 352-6109. 2 woman, 30’s, professionals, family doctor, massage therapist seek 2/3 bedroom house close to Nelson. Long-term, asap, great references, ns/np. Davina 778-888-0231. SINGLE MOM LOOKING FOR 2 bedroom apt. Work full time and can pay $600-$700. 551-1725. EMPLOYED SINGLE MALE, GRAVEYARD SHIFT, seeks quiet 1 bedroom suite. No roommates. $600650/month, June 1. Please phone Colin, 250-777-0063.

VEGETARIAN BUDDIST seeks similar minded persons to share 3 bedroom home in Uphill. Owner is away most of the year. $890/month 352-2100

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

ROOM FOR RENT, close to downtown. Neat freaks & non-smokers need only apply. Ph. 352-6662.

ROOM FOR RENT in quiet spacious Uphill home. Partly furnished, W/D, internet. $425. Annely 352-2672.

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

WORKING MAN LOOKING FOR A ROOM to rent for the month of May. William 352-9876. CABIN TO RENT week at a time. Secluded or very private. Simple OK, with water/heat. 354-7772. WANTED: RENTAL SPACE for small woodworking/furniture shop. 505-3857. CHRISTIAN, SINGLE MOM looking to find rent exchange for support work/gardening. (Elderly or disabled.) June 505-2032. 2 woman, 30’s, professionals, family doctor, massage therapist seek 2/3 bedroom house close to Nelson. Long-term, asap, great references, ns/np. Davina 778-888-0231.


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Carpenter considerations We’re about to build a 12’ X 20’ deck attached to our house in the back yard. Do you have any tips to help us pick a qualified carpenter? There are some usual and obvious steps that you should follow such as checking references (work completed in a timely and professional manner). Take a look at other projects these carpenters have completed. In your selection, consider that the low bid is often not the best choice because low bid contractors may cut corners to make up for the lack of funding. You can feel comfortable discarding unusually high estimates which, in turn, leaves those bids that are in the mid range. Consider the size of the carpenter’s crew. For instance, there is an old carpenter’s adage that says “two carpenters working together can do the work of three working alone.” For instance, on a project like your deck, a single carpenter may

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attempt the project, but it would take him considerably longer than the total hours of two tradesmen or a carpenter and a helper working as a team. In every contract you’re paying for the amount of time spent, so the man working alone can cost you more in the end. However, there are lots of projects, especially finishing work like cabinets, kitchen and bathroom

renovations and interior retrofits that are well suited for one man. A lot about selecting your contractor relies on using your intuition and the feeling that you and your project really “fit” with a particular person. Be sure to have a fully developed set of drawings with as much detail as you can specify so there is no room for ambiguity between you and your contractor. Contract prices are padded with a worst case contingency, especially in renovation work. So, a flat rate “contract price” can sometimes cost you more than a good, trustworthy tradesman working by the hour. Do get a written contract defining the scope of work, the fee payment schedule, standards of workmanship expected and a reasonable timeframe for completion. You’ll find several standard contract forms available at your local building and office supply stores.

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Rotary looks for professionals for Central American exchange The Rotary Clubs of Nelson are seeking young professionals to form part of a Group Study Exchange Team to the Central American countries of Honduras, Belize and Guatemala. Preference will be given to candidates who are fluent in Spanish. The team will consist of a Rotarian leader and four non-Rotarian team members. The team will study the host country’s institutions and ways of life, observe their own vocations as practised abroad, develop personal and profes-

sional relationships and exchange ideas. The team will also give presentations, stay with locals. The Rotary pays for tickets, team members pay for other expenses. The exchange will take place from Thursday, January 22 to Tuesday, February 24, 2009. People interested in applying should be 25 to 40 years of age and employed full time in a recognized business or profession for at least two years and be committed to remaining in the work force after the exchange. Applications for team

members (form 161 EN) are available for download on the Rotary District 5080 website. Applicants must live or be employed within Rotary District 5080. Deadline for submission of applications to the Rotary Clubs of Nelson is 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 13. For applications and further information contact Al Bacon at (250) 229-5277 or email bacona@shaw. ca or Marvin Work at (250) 359-7142 or e-mail – submitted





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