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INSIDE Sundance project shut down Neighbourhood opposition kills 11unit development on North Shore. PAGE 3

Nelson water advisory Elderly and young advised to boil water in Nelson. PAGE 8

Fine art Michael Graham, curator of the Craft Connection’s art gallery, talks about the newest addition to Nelson’s art scene. PAGE 10

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Eigelshoven’s body found RCMP find body in Slocan Valley mud slide; caution more slides possible by Chris Shepherd RCMP found the body of a Slocan Valley man who was caught in a mud slide a week earlier. Bernhard Eigelshoven was caught in a mud slide along Van Tuyl Creek, north of Slocan City, on Sunday, May 17. An earlier mud slide had damaged some of Eigelshoven’s water system equipment in the area when a second one came down, catching the 53-year-old realtor with Valhalla Path Realty. An RCMP canine unit found the man’s body on Friday, May 23, says Constable Stephan Drouin of the Slocan Lake RCMP. The search had initially been put on hold on Monday, May 19, after a geotechnical engineer decided the slope was too dangerous for a largescale search with heavy machinery. Police expected rainy weather would keep them from searching

for 10 days, says Const. Drouin, when the rainy weather let up and gave the police a chance to resume the search. “We had a bit of a window there where the terrain had dried up significantly enough that we were clear to search the area we searched.” Only a portion of the slide area was safe to search and the RCMP’s efforts were confined to a stretch just west of Highway 6, which is where they found Eigelshoven’s body. Eigelshoven was reported missing on Sunday, May 17 after he didn’t return from working on his water system north of Slocan, says Corporal Tom Bowden of the Slocan Lake RCMP. While inspecting the second slide, which temporarily closed the highway, police noticed an unattended vehicle. When the license plate was called in, the officer was told the owner

of vehicle, Eigelshoven, was overdue from working in that area. “From there it quickly became a missing person investigation,” Cpl. Bowden said. The RCMP used a canine unite, search and rescue teams from Nakusp and Nelson and an RCMP helicopter to search for Eigelshoven. The slide was directly below the Springer Creek forest fire, which burned up nearly 3,000 hectares on the slopes above Highway 6 in August 2007. In October 2007, the B.C. Ministry of Forests and Range had carried out remediation work on the area to try and prevent mudslides. The RCMP recommends drivers don’t stop on Highway 6 between Memphis and Enterprise Creeks as further rain has made the area unstable. “It is expected that we will experience further slides in those creeks.”

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Mike Graeme ollies over the obstacle at the Nelson and District Youth Centre on Saturday, May 24. Graeme eventually cleared 28 inches (71 centimetres) at the centre’s SKATE JAM.

Float plane flips on landing Pilot OK after accident beside Nelson Municipal Airport by Chris Shepherd They say any landing you can walk away from is a good one, and the pilot whose plane ended upside down in Kootenay Lake might add swimming to that rule. The pilot, who had no passengers, suffered no injuries after his Rans Ultra-lite float plane flipped upside down while landing in the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, just beside the Nelson Municipal


A bystander on the Kootenay Launch Club dock checks out the plane that flipped during its landing on Friday, May 23.

Airport, on Friday, May 23 at about 4:15 p.m. Jim Reaburn and his

wife, Joanne, live on the North Shore and the couple saw the accident.

“He seemed to be hit by a wave or cross current,” Reaburn said. “Just on landing he nosed over.” They jumped into their small boat and went to help the pilot. By the time they arrived, the pilot, a Nelson man, was already climbing onto the log breakwater that shelters the Kootenay Launch Club. The pilot was alone and the Reaburns attached a rope to the small aircraft and towed it to the launch. “He seemed pretty

good about,” Reaburn said. “He seemed pretty cold though.” The Nelson Fire Department and ambulance were called to the scene and the pilot was taken to hospital and later released. Damage to the $30,000 aircraft are unknown and the Ministry of Transport is investigating the incident. Weather is believed to have played a large part in contributing to the accident.


May 28, 2008


Briefly Very Hush Hush returns


Kathy, Liz and Janice Perello have created a new community centre for Ymir with The Goods, a revamped store in the community.

Get The Goods New owners re-create general-store feel in Ymir by Chris Shepherd The new owners of Ymir’s store, now called The Goods, have focused on creating a centre for the small community south of Nelson. Janice Perello, her sister Kathy and their mother, Liz, took over the store in April this year. After two weeks of renovations they reopened on Mother’s Day (a fitting celebration Janice Perello said, seeing as all three women are mothers) and renamed the store The Goods. Art, by local artist Chelsea Martin, adorns

the walls and music plays in the background in the airy store. Perello says they want to create a store where Ymir residents can find anything they need, much like the historical general store. With new tile on the floor and fresh paint on the walls, The Goods has room to grow into the community centre the family wants it to be. Located at the school bus stop, The Goods also serves as a safe spot of the community’s children. In addition to shopping, The Goods offers breakfast (the eggwich,

popular from the store when it was the The Wild and Wooly Ymir Store, is still offered) and freshmade sandwiches for lunch. Situated between Salmo and Nelson along the old railway right of way, The Goods is well situated to serve people enjoying a hike or ride between the communities. The owners also want to create a vibrant community centre where people can visit and relax. “Every small town needs a place like this. Otherwise you feel disconnected,” Perello said.

Sunday, June 1, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the store in Herridge Lane, beside the All Seasons Café Very Hush Hush is now open for their second season. To celebrate, Cathy and Tracy will host a Noon Hour Social at the store. Hank and Lily will provide music and there will be a fashion show and sale will all be part of the festivities. This event is weather permitting, check the new website for updates and any new information. Very Hush Hush is a restored 1964 airstream trailer selling work by some of Canada’s finest emerging designers. The store offers a distinct collection of clothing, jewellery, ceramics and other accessories by more than a dozen artists with lots of new designers and products for this season. Very Hush Hush is open Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday for the party. In June they will extend their hours Tuesday to Saturday, except on very rainy days.

Improve Baker St. to keep tourists coming Last week, this column referred to the Roger Brooks Destination Development report that was conducted roughly two years ago for the City of Nelson. For those of you who are not familiar with this report, this column will bring you up to speed. Destination Development is an organization that conducts mystery shopping in towns and cities and then presents them with a report of the findings in terms of how to build a brand for the community. One of the mantras of Destination Development is that a community

Money Honey

Joyce Jackson

revolves around its downtown, and therefore, so does its tourism. Baker Street is quite unique in British Columbia. Visit most cities in this province and one will find downtown cores that one could hold chuckwagon races in without worry of run-

ning over a pedestrian. Roger Brooks stated that one of Nelson’s most valuable tourism attributes is Baker Street, as it is a generally lively location within the city. However, it would appear that we have not yet discovered the full value of Nelson’s downtown core. If the city did make this a priority, there would be a lot more activity going on which would attract and retain tourism business. Brooks made great suggestions in the report that would be easy and fairly inexpensive to implement but, for some reason, no forward movement is happening.

The report, and the money spent on it, seem to have vanished. Some may argue that it is a question of funding, but one thing is for certain: you have to spend money to make money. Tourism is one of few sustainable industries that could help our region flourish for many years to come, but the city needs to be made attractive enough to have steady business flow. The brand also needs to be made experiential. Musicians, street performers and outdoor dining, to name a few, attract visitors to a place, keep them there and keep them coming back.

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

Local photographer helps local businesses click After moving to Nelson in 2006, Kelly Gilliam saw the need for a dedicated commercial photographer, providing high-quality images of products, locations and employees. Gilliam’s photos have been shown across North America and locally in Artwalk 2007 and Insular at Oxygen Art Centre in April 2008. Nelson’s artisans need good photography to compete in the global market,

Gilliam says. As a craftsperson Gilliam understands the needs of artisans. As an entrepreneur, she understands the needs of small businesses. “People can find taking their own photos frustrating – they don’t have the time, equipment, or knowhow to capture a product or business clearly,” Gilliam says. “My services take the burden off staff.” Gilliam’s mobile service

allows her to come to her client’s location to take photos, then deliver them via CD or website download. “It’s not just timesaving, but good business sense”, says Gilliam. “Using any old image can really turn people off. Poor quality photography infers poorquality products.” Gilliam can be reached at 250-551-7378, or online at http://www.kellygilliam. com. – submitted



Sun sets on Sundance

Overwhelming public opposition shuts down proposed North Shore development by Chris Shepherd The public’s opposition to an 11-unit development was too overwhelming to ignore, says the regional director who let a rezoning bylaw die at the latest RDCK meeting. Al Dawson, director for Area F, recommended no further action on a proposed rezoning that would have allowed an 11unit development in the middle of a neighbourhood that only allows one

home per lot. Dawson’s recommendation effectively killed the project at the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s Saturday, May 24 meeting. Presenting the results of an earlier public hearing on the development, Dawson noted he was normally pro-development, but the feedback he had received convinced him he should not move the project forward.

Eight-three per cent of the submissions were against the proposed rezoning, which would have allowed the developer, Sundance Custom Homes, to build 11 homes on one piece of property. “It was a very emotional meeting,” Dawson said of the public hearing. That neighbourhood is zoned country residential which only allows one residence on a property. Shirley Miller attend-

ed the RDCK’s Saturday board meeting to see what would happen. She was relieved to see the development fail. “It’s taking Calgary ideas into Nelson,” she said, referring to Sundance’s hometown of Calgary, Alberta. Mary Bickerton was also at Saturday’s meeting. She said the developer’s plans around water and sewer in the area were too vague, which worried her.

RDCK borrows $500K to fix pool roof No public consultation needed on loan to fix roof, replace boilers at NDCC by Chris Shepherd The regional district has moved ahead with a loan to repair the Nelson and District Community Complex roof and replace its boilers, but the special nature of the loan means the public won’t have to be consulted. “The loan is for maintenance and repair, not new capital,” said Gary Wright, chair of the Regional District of Central Kootenay,

explaining why the RDCK was borrowing the money under the Municipal Liabilities Regulation, a provincial legislation governing specific types of loans. The RDCK will go to the Municipal Finance Authority – the body it normally uses for loans – for the needed money. The RDCK is going this route, said Grant Roeland, chief financial officer for the regional district, because it will

need some of the money for the work right away. The regional district’s five-year plan already includes $100,000 a year to improve the facility, Roeland said. “What they’ve proposed is to pull that money all in now and then pay off the loan over five years.” The interest on the loan floats with the market, Roeland said, but the last he checked it was 3.55 per cent. The Municipal

Liabilities Regulation is frequently used by municipalities, Roeland said, but this was the first time the RDCK had ever used the legislation for its finances. Wright said the repairs are vital to the ongoing use of the community complex and the legislation gives a better interest rate. “When it’s not misused, I think it’s a good tool,” Wright said of the legislation.

Chose art that’s right for you, not the room One of the best piece of driftwood things about a house is may possess far Nest Building that it has walls. They more artistic merit keep out weather, offer and meaning to you privacy and provide than an obscure places to hang art. abstract sporting a People acquire art multi-thousand dolfor different reasons. lar price tag. Collectors buy it as a Often people say, commodity. Interior “Oh, I don’t know Kate Bridger designers use it as a a thing about art.” fashion accessory. Homeowners Probably the less you think you know often tack it up just to fill a space. about art the better. It will allow you Others choose art from the heart to enjoy it more. All you really need so the monetary value and purpose to know is whether you like a piece, of the artwork cease to be important or you don’t. and the simple pleasure of looking When selecting artwork, leave your at it more than justifies its presence. fabric swatches, paint chips and couch A child’s fridge art or a washed up measurements at home. Remember

you are choosing art, not props. Also, when framing a piece, your framer doesn’t need to know all about the colour of your walls or the cushions on the couch. You are framing the art, not your living room. Be patient, let the art find you. You may be relaxing on vacation, or on your coffee break downtown when something marvellous catches your eye and beckons. Art, found through the heart, is like a good friend; it will always fit into your life. If you respect and cherish it as you do other friends and treasures you have invited into your house, you can trust your heart to have chosen properly and your home to welcome it.

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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News Green thumbs wanted NDCC adds community garden to its grounds, looking for gardeners by Anna Kirkpatrick Nelson’s community complex is well-known for its arena, fitness centre and swimming pool. Starting this summer, the complex will offer locals another way to pursue a healthy lifestyle: a community garden. According to recreation programmer Leah Bragg, gardening is one of North America’s most popular leisure activities. Responding to that interest, the centre has decided to create a community garden on land adjoining its facility. “There’s a variety of reasons for why it will benefit the community,” says Bragg, noting that gardening promotes physical and mental well-

being. The garden is located on the grassy strip of land that connects the Chamber of Commerce and the Aquatic Centre. A team of volunteers constructed the beds last week and planting began on Monday, May 26. Bragg says she intends the garden to be chemical-free. “We are looking for it to be organic . . .and as green as possible.” This year, the garden will consist of four beds each measuring eight feet by eight feet. One of these beds will available to the general community. Anyone is free to work in this bed and to harvest vegetables. Excess produce from this bed will be donated to the

Nelson Food Cupboard. The remaining three beds will be divided in half, creating six plots measuring four feet by eight feet. Any community member who would like a garden space can register for one of these plots at the centre. The community complex intends to incorporate the garden into some of its recreational programs. One community class will be based in the garden and will look at how to grow tomatoes, beans and peas. The centre’s kids’ day camps will also make use of the garden. Bragg says she is impressed with the level of support from community members and local businesses. “So far everybody has

been very positive. I’ve been wholeheartedly supported,” says Bragg. A variety of local organizations have expressed interest in volunteering in the garden. Bragg is still looking for more volunteers to help with planting, weeding, watering and harvesting vegetables for the Food Cupboard. She is also looking for assistance researching a drip irrigation system for next year. Bragg emphasizes that this year’s garden is just the beginning. “Long term, hopefully we expand it so this whole area is gardens.” To register for a garden plot or to volunteer contact Bragg at 3544386 ext. 5107 or e-mail

Learn to row for fitness

The Nelson Rowing Club’s Learn to Row (LTR) Program for youth 12 to 18 years of age, has started for the season. The peace, rhythm and experience with nature, as well as the sensation of being able to propel a boat with speed through the water under one’s own power, is exhilarating for youth. And the teamwork and concentration of rowing makes rowers almost oblivious to the physical exertion expended. Rowing is social, environmentally friendly and great exercise. The objective of the LTR program is to give

In The Zone Mona Southron

The Nelson Regional Sports Council can be reached at: Box 1190, Nelson, BC V1L 6H3 (250)352-3989 phone (250)352-0046 fax

the beginning rower sufficient skills so that they can enjoy the sport of recreational rowing without

much additional tuition. All instruction is done in racing shells, either in doubles (two person boats) or singles (one person). Confidence is more easily gained by rowing in doubles, which is where the club starts beginners. A recreational single is used to ease the transition to a single as the student’s skill level increases. LTR classes will run throughout the summer and the only requirements are the ability to swim and attend a free rowing orientation. Orientations include information about recreational rowing, about the club, facility

and equipment, as well as watching a safety DVD by Rowing Canada Aviron. Classes will be held mornings and evenings, with days and times to be determined. Orientations and classes are organized out of the Nelson Rowing Club Boathouse at Lakeside Park. The cost is $150 and includes eight lessons. For information about the next orientation and classes call 505-0891 or email coach@nelsonrowing. ca. Also, visit the Nelson Rowing Club website at for more information.

Mona Southron works for the Nelson Regional Sports Council.

Burn more calories than you eat to lose weight Well the time has that we receive. We finally come to particcommonly are asked ipate in the Express what type of proKeeping Fit walk/run. gram is more effecOver the last nine tive in losing body weeks the fitness staff fat, a high intensity at the Nelson and workout or a longer, District Community less intense aeroComplex has enjoyed bic workout? There putting together some is confusion about ideas and topics that which better. Michael Laughton may have helped preThe point to pare for this event. remember here is The fitness team that both of these also hopes that the approaches are information presenteffective and are ed has also helped others in their dependant upon a person’s fitness health and wellness pursuits. level, goals and time restraints. I would like to end the series Low intensity workouts do proof articles by speaking to one of mote weight and fat loss, but the the most frequently asked questions reality is you are going to have to

work out for a longer period of time. While it’s true that a higher proportion of calories burned through lowintensity exercise come from fat, high-intensity exercising still burns more calories from fat. Keep in mind that you lose weight and body fat when you burn off more calories than you take in. Calorie input versus calorie output. Too much time is spent worrying about finding the perfect equation in exercising when the focus should be on the amount of calories burned during exercise. Depending on your exercise regime both approaches can work, so what are you waiting for get out and get active. If you have any questions please consult a health care professional.

Michael Laughton has been a fitness technician working the last 17 years at the Nelson and District Community complex.

Opinions & Letters World Naked Bike Ride Day not a good idea for Nelson

Editorial Problematic plants penetrate the pastures With spring come flowers, leaves, birds, wild animals and invasive plant species. These are non-native plants introduced (whether by accident or on purpose) into an area that doesn’t have their natural predators or diseases to control their spread. There’s a plethora of these problematic plants penetrating the pastures and it’s up to everyone to grab one (or more) by the root and . . . uproot it. Some invasive plants look good, but none are good for the Kootenay ecology. They compete with and kill off native plants, they reduce biodiversity, reduce crop quality and interfere with forest regeneration, just to name a few effects. These are things everyone should want to combat and it’s a fight they can take to their own backyards. Stopping invasive species before they get a strong hold on a yard is the best way to fight these ferocious flora. The Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee recommends frequent mowing, especially before the invasive species go to seed, cleaning mowing equipment to prevent transporting seeds and reseeding bare soil as soon as possible. Once invasive plants get a root-hold in a yard the battle becomes more brutal. Using pesticides is illegal in Nelson since council passed a bylaw against them last summer. While pesticides can still be used in the surrounding rural areas, their negative effects on health and water quality suggest physical measures – pulling, burning or even covering with a clear plastic (the clear plastic lets in and traps massive amounts of heat) – are a better, if slower option. Invasive plant species are a problem everyone can tackle in their own way everyone will benefit when they get involved. The website is a good resource to start dealing with invasive species.

Fish Heads & Flowers Flowers - to the beautiful and caring people who stopped to help after our frightening car accident. Your compassion was felt deeply in our hearts. We (and our dog) are all okay now. - Shaken & Stirred Fish Heads - to whomever throws shoes onto power lines and street lights. - Sick of looking at it Flowers - to the amazing young woman who rides her bicycle through rain or shine nearly every day of the year to work. Way to reduce carbon contamination! Fish Heads - to the people who continue to dump their yard waste in the wooded area

directly behind our house. - Fed up Flowers - to the professionals for their work above and beyond the call of duty over the past two years in my child custody case. Your professionalism, integrity and caring have made a world of difference to my son and I. - Deeply Grateful Fish Heads - to bad drivers, especially the cell-phone talkers and the corner cutters. Smarten up, you are putting other people at risk. - Tired of dodging you Flowers - to the gentleman who let me buy the last bumblebee pinata. My two-year-old was thrilled! - A Grateful Mother

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Dear editor: I believe that the world naked bike ride day idea should have been left unfertilized. You can leave this white elephant of an idea to other nations to proudly claim as their calling card. Is the envelope to be pushed far enough to make Nelson the “butt” of bad jokes, which will open our city to public

ridicule and reflect poor taste in general. I think Nelson should remain known for it’s heritage and cultural attractions rather than some tasteless tawdry street parade, that misses sending the intended message in the first place by a pastie or two. Cree A. Him, Nelson

Dear editor: Wake up Nelson; Is this what you want your children to do in the streets of Nelson ? Basil Parker, Nelson

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Street Talk Are you in favour of schools shifting for a four-day week?

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I graduated last year. I am not in favour of a four-day school week because it would cut off time for extra-curricular activities such as sports. Shelby Babakioff, Nelson

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I like five days because they would be shorter days. If I went to school four days each day would be longer. Lily Raabis, Grade 3 (daughter of Bernice) Nelson

I would be in favour of a four-day school week because it would even out the amount of time spent between home and school. Bernice Raabis, (mother of Lily) Nelson


May 28, 2008


Briefly Public Forum: From NAFTA to the Security and Prosperity Partnership

Tuesday, June 3, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Nelson United Church, 602 Silica St. The Kootenay Chapter of the Council of Canadians hosts feature speaker Bob Hansen, chair of the Mid-Island Nanaimo Chapter of the Council of Canadians, who is working on the production of a film, Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule. Two members of the West Kootenay SPP Working Group, Varenka Schwarz of the Selkirk College Students’ Union and Pegasus McGauley of the Nelson chapter of the Council of Canadians, who attended the Alternative People’s Summit in New Orleans in April in opposition to the North American Leaders’ Summit, will share what they learned. Giving a local perspective is Gary Wright, mayor of the Village of New Denver. Local singer, Melanie Harper, having just released her new song and DVD about the SPP, will sing “Canadian and Free.” Also, the Raging Grannies will give their unique view. For more information contact Sandra Nelken at 352-5274 or Pegasis McAuley at 229-4223.

Spirit Pole comes to Nelson next week Genealogy clinic

Saturday, May 31 at Touchstones Nelson Local genealogy enthusiasts encountering difficulties in their family research can sign up for a Genealogical Problem Solving Clinic at Touchstones Nelson. The clinic is designed as the first follow-up session for those who attended the series of Basic Genealogy workshops offered by Touchstones during 2007, but is open to anyone wishing to attend. The clinic will be presented at the Shawn Lamb Archives at Touchstones Nelson with local researcher Pat Rogers and archivist Shawn Lamb to help solve the difficulties. Cost for the clinic is $10 for members, and $12 for non-members. For further information, call 352-9813 (extension 1-268).

Thursday, June 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nelson and District Community Complex Nelson residents will be able to take part in a unique art project as part of the celebration for the Cowichan 2008 North American Indigenous Games. To commemorate the rich history of British Columbia’s Aboriginal peoples and share the story of the international multi-sport games, a Coast Salish artist will transform a 20foot western red cedar log into

a traditional story pole. With the log visiting more than 45 communities over a 13 week tour and under the guidance and supervision of the carver, Carey Newman, the Spirit Pole will take shape. In each community, people will be invited to try their hand at carving the log while learning about traditional carving methods and Aboriginal history. The 20 foot Western Cedar is transported throughout the province on a flat-deck truck

that transforms into the central focus staging and carving area. There is an education exhibition that highlights First Nations diversity and history. There is also a demonstration carving area and an area for cultural performances. The event kicks off with a special welcome ceremony. Then people are invited to try their hand at carving, with the guidance and supervision of the carving team. – submitted

Blewett school creates legacy fund After 40 years as an educator, including 17 years as principal of Blewett School, Nancy Jones retired on March 14, 2008. In her honour, Blewett staff and families, with the Osprey Community Foundation, are creating the Nancy Jones Legacy Fund. Interest earned on the money raised will go back to the school to provide support for children in need. The Blewett PAC has announced that the Nancy Jones

Legacy Fund Kick-off Week will be Monday, May 26 to Sunday, June 1. A number of events will be held during the week to raise money. Through direct involvement, students will become part of the legacy. The PAC is also hosting a community pancake breakfast and garage and plant sale at Blewett School on Sunday, June 1. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with the

garage/plant sale continuing until 12 p.m. People are asked to bring their own dishes, mug and cutlery. Donations to the garage and plant sale can be dropped off at the school (at the corner of Granite and Blewett Roads) on Friday, May 30 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Blewett Elementary School at 352-5314. – submitted


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Water advisory

Nelsonites with weak immune systems advised to boil water by Chris Shepherd Warm weather and lots of rain have turned Nelson’s water into a supply the elderly and very young should avoid. Interior Health and the City of Nelson issued the advisory on Wednesday, May 21 and the city expects the advisory to last another week at least. “It’s typical of this time of year,” says Allen Fillion, operations engineer for the City of Nelson. Deep snow packs and frequent rain have mud-

died the waters beyond the city’s ability to clean it. Interior Health suggests the elderly, children and anyone with a weakened immune system boil tap water for one minute or use a safe alternative. This applies to water used for washing vegetables, making drinks or ice and brushing teeth. The City will issue a notice when conditions have improved. The City is also asking people to phone 352-3103 if they see a blocked culvert.


Strawberry Social celebrates the long-lived in the region Do you enjoy parties? If you are 90 years or older, or if you will be 90 during the 2008 calendar year, the Strawberry Social is a party to honour you and your contemporaries. The Nelson Branch 51, Senior Citizens Association of B.C. hosts the Strawberry Festival each year in mid-June at their facility at 717 Vernon St. This year’s event will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 14. The number of honourees attending ranges from 15 to 20. One former mem-

Seniors’ Saga

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ber has family who bring her from Castlegar each year. So if you are, as they say, 90 years young and you are interested in attending, give the folks at Branch 51 a call for

details. The number is 352-7078. If you do attend the Strawberry Social, you will see the new furniture courtesy of a New Horizons grant provided by the federal government. The card tables are designed such that the chairs slide under the tables, removing the cluttered look of the older furniture. And the rectangular tables have been replaced by round ones, making social interaction more convenient. Betty McRae, Branch 51 secretary, reports the Provincial Association’s

AGM, held here in Nelson recently, was a definite success, and that people who came were impressed with Nelson and the Kootenays. One provincial executive member, who drove up from Maple Ridge, raved about the new beauty found around every bend in the highway. We who live here know that we have the best part of B.C. at our doorstep, but we need to be reminded of it from time to time, just so that we don’t take it for granted.

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.

Local gov’ts support EcoSociety with Columbia Basin Trust grants Following our climate change conference last spring, we have been working hard to advance initiatives that

will result in greenhouse gas emission reductions in our region and help steer our communities in a sustainable direction. To expand the effectiveness of our efforts, we teamed up with the conservation organization Wildsight, from the East Kootenays, and together created a multipart plan to address climate change and unsustainable living in the Columbia Basin. Included in this plan are: an online database of all climate change mitigation initiatives in the basin; the stories of those living low-impact lives in six basin communities; the expansion of the Nelson Carshare; a community-based social marketing workshop to assist basin leaders in facilitating sustainable behaviours; and a rideshare pilot project. Recently, the City of

Eco Centric Matt Lowe

Nelson and Areas D and F of the Regional District of Central Kootenay dedicated funding towards part of this plan as well as the local grain project we’re involved in. Funding was administered through the Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives Fund. The trust has provided further funding for the carshare expan-

sion project and has expressed interest in funding other parts of the greater plan. We are pleased that our local governments and CBT are working with us and recognizing the contribution of our organization towards building a sustainable world. We are excited by the news that Nelson is developing both climate change action and sustainability plans. Three regional districts in the Kootenays have announced they plan to develop a comprehensive joint plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We applaud our local governments for these initiatives and hope to meet with them soon to commit our time and expertise to supporting their efforts with addressing climate change in a timely and effective manner.

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

Pull invasive plants for money Community groups can earn a $250 honorarium and help to reduce ecological impacts of invasive plants. Communities Pulling Together encourages community groups to become local stewards by controlling invasive plants at a high priority invasive plant site in their area with the Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee. Invasive plants are introduced, nonnative plant species that take over the landscape. Because they arrive in Canada without natural predators to control them, they choke out native plants, threaten biodiversity, affect agriculture and cost a lot to control once they colonize here. Some of the high priority invasive spe-

cies in this area include scotch broom, yellow flag iris and Himalayan blackberry. By eradicating these invasive plants that have a limited distribution, people can reduce the impact they have on the environment. Any interested groups, including non-profit societies, community service groups, and school or church groups can become involved. It’s a wonderful way to promote stewardship, encourage a family activity, and raise money for an organization. Visit the CKIPC web site for more details and application guidelines, or contact the CKIPC coordinator at 3521160. – submitted

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Arts & Entertainment


Friday, May 30 at The Royal on Baker Local metal punks Wantmonster return to the Royal for another night of alcoholfueled shame. Embarrassing audiences all over western Canada for almost five years, the band recently released a seveninch vinyl EP, which people still apparent-

State of Shock

Cordova Bay Records CD release, Life, Love & Lies and are truly the development story of the year in Canadian music. State of Shock were nominated for a 2008 Juno Award for Best New Group and the band converted a leading three nominations into a leading two wins at the recent 2008 Canadian Radio Music Awards (CRMA’s), taking home

awards for Best New Group or Solo Artist (Rock) of the Year and Best New Group or Solo Artist (CHR) of the Year for their single “Money Honey”. They also took home the Astral Media Favorable Single of the Year award for “Money Honey” at the 8th Annual Indie Awards in Toronto the following night. It was an impressive weekend.

Rain. Some Fish. No Elephants

a new guesthouse in the English countryside where a murder mystery is about to unfold. In the classic Agatha Christie whodunnit style, all the guests, and even the owners, are suspects in the ensuing crime. The cast aged 10-15, stars Signe Bronson, Nemia Darwel, Jaya Nichol Ducharme, Julien Locke, Peter Locke, Robyn Locke, Rachel Mackenzie, Anika Nykanen, James Tucker. The Mousetrap is technically directed by Alexander Mackenzie with assistance from Nathan Wheaton. Admission is by donation at the door.

trance dance form. The second half of the workshop calls on the traditional and folkloric roots of the Orishas, honouring the lineage of the afrocuban ancestors. Thomson has just arrived from her studies of traditional Afro-Cuban folkloric dance from Cuba and has studied and danced on the shores of many lands. For more info call 3540359. Cost is $20-25 sliding scale.

Sunday, June 1 at the Nelson and District Community Complex Vancouver rock band State of Shock are adding another first to their already growing list of accomplishments – their first Canadian tour as the headline act. State of Shock have experienced incredible success with their first CHRIS SHEPHERD

Michael Graham, in the as yet unnamed gallery in the Craft Connection’s basement, is looking forward to bringing more fine art to Nelson.

The finer things New gallery at Craft Connection aimed at bringing fine art shows by Chris Shepherd It doesn’t have a name yet, but the gallery in the Craft Connection’s basement has a clear directive: bring fine art shows to Nelson. Michael Graham is the as-yet-unnamed gallery’s curator and he’s excited by the space and what it will do for Nelson’s already vibrant artistic community. “We want to inspire artists as much as we can by bringing in artists

from across Canada and the world.” Graham invites all artists to apply to have a show in the new gallery, but he cautions that not everyone will be accepted. Graham likes the gallery’s mix of heritage (some of the granite walls have been left exposed, like the main floor) and modern. Graham, a familiar figure on Nelson’s stages, sees a strong analogy between theatre and a

gallery. “This is just another form of theatre except there’s no performers,” Graham says. “The audience is the viewer who has to participate to make their own dialogue with the work.” The gallery’s grand opening will be Friday, June 6, starting at 6 p.m. The event will also be a celebration of the Craft Connection’s new space (they moved to 378 Baker St. in March) and of their 25th anniversary.

Thursday, May 29 to Sunday, June 1, 8 p.m. at the TNT Playhouse (corner of Ward and Carbonate) The play’s world is one in which manmade climatic change has melted the polar icecaps, producing an everlasting rain and the reduction or extinction of most animal species. Humans are little better off in this world – a totalitarian government ensures that its people are “gene-coded” to make them easier to rule. The play’s action follows the attempts of one family, which has managed to escape most of these evils, to survive the surrounding madness. Tickets are $10 at Eddy Music.

The Mousetrap Acoustic guitar, nature spirits, virtuoso psychedelia

Friday, May 30, 8 p.m. at the Nelson United Church, 602 Silica St. Bridge Guitar Reviews in the Netherlands has called him “a genius on the acoustic guitar.” A daily newspaper in Arabia calls his music “so much the colour of love” and Banyen Sound in Vancouver describes it as “a mapless sea of beautiful riffs and tender heart windows.”. With nothing but an incredibly seasoned

acoustic guitar, Michael Waters takes his listeners into a soundscape of otherworldly beauty. He describes his approach to music as more devotion that performance – a style that one finds in common in indigenous traditions around the world, where a purpose of music is to connect with nature and the elemental spirits. His tour in the Kootenays includes shows in New Denver on Thursday, May 29. See for more details.

ly make. Joining the bill will be Calgary’s Madcowboys, who specialize in catchy, energetic political punk. Opening will be Grand Forks’ newest sons Headajar, who have already carved their own original sound with their heavy, intricate riffage. Tickets $5 at the door.

Thursday, May 29 and Friday, May 30 at 7 p.m. at the Central Education Centre Gym, on Ward Street The Homelinks Theatre Company, a keen group of home-school students, presents Agatha Christie’s famous play, The Mousetrap. Chosen by the students themselves, The Mousetrap is set in snowbound Monkswell Manor,

Are you ready to rumba?

Saturday, May 31, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Moving Centre, 553A Baker St. Erin Thomson invite the public to celebrate the creative and playful essence of spring’s rites through traditional Afro-Cuban folkoric dance, the rumba and dances of the Orishas. Awaken the ancestral roots of the rumba (traditionally a highly energetic and suggestive “dance of love” between the sexes), while awakening the elements of passion and creative play, uniting body and spirit in this tribal

Tongue and Groove

Saturday, May 31, 7:30 p.m. at the Scout Hall, 301 Cedar St. The group features the sizzling spoken word artistry of Tracy Meyers, who covers topics ranging from corporate media propaganda and the war in Afghanistan to patriarchy, poverty and medicine’s pharmaceutical bias. Meyers accompanies herself on various percussion instruments and is joined by Myron Makepiece on guitar, Phil Albert on upright bass, and Galen Mongeau on percussion. The night starts with the hilarious personal and political ramblings of Dagmar Dolphin. Tickets at Otter Books for $12 or $15 at the door.

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Music packed weekend at Cedar Creek Café


Hank Pine and Lily Fawn

Saturday, May 31 at the Spiritbar Hank Pine and Lily Fawn are back with a Belgium film crew in tow, who are filming a documentary of these Canadian greats. This is a CD release tour with a new album called North America, which is a mad capped adventure you must be a part of, and includes a brand new comic book to wow and amaze. Like the great acts of old, the music covers many genres, yet all stems from a punk rock ethic, and an appreciation for the delicate art of entertaining.

Choirs congregate

Saturday, May 31, 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson United Church, 602 Silica St. Shenango, a 30-voice women’s ensemble, sings a wide variety of music in many languages. For this performance the choir will be tackling a piece with Lebanese and Egyptian texts woven together with English, a piece in Japanese, and one in Latin. Stylistically the repertoire encompasses music from the folk idiom, spirituals, traditional middle Eastern and Asian songs as well as classical. Singers in

Hank is a tall, dark, and mysterious figure in goggles and a mask that carries his dead girlfriend around in a garbage bag, plays the cello, keyboards, guitars, ukulele, accordion, drums and whatever else he can get his hands on. Lily, a half-deer, half-human forest creature, that tap-dances and plays the musical saw, the trumpet, the theremin, the flute and hits the drums like a six-foot sledgehammer. Carolyn Mark opens the night and Nelson From Nelson and The Menace will cover the half-time show. Tickets at Eddy Music for $10.

this group live in Salmo, Ymir, Kaslo, Nelson and Fruitvale making it a true Kootenay experience. This choir is under the direction of Allison Girvan. Cottonwood is an 18 voice chamber choir of men and women under the direction of Kathleen Neudorf.

In this concert they will sing in a variety of styles ranging from a 13th Century round in ancient Wessex to to a 21st Century choral arrangement of a poem by spanish poet Kico Gonzales-Risso. Tickets are available at Otter Books: adults $10, student/senior $8.

Friday, May 30 to Sunday, June 1 at Cedar Creek Café, 5709 Highway 6, Winlaw Kootenay singer songwriters Holly and John kick off a weekend of music Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Creek Café. With deep rooted experience in Kootenay blues and folk they’re sure to please a growing dinner crowd. Saturday night is an outdoor concert double header, starting off with Victoria’s The Molloy’s, original blues/folk/country trio with guest Dallas Harlen at 7 p.m. The evolving family

Discover the world of francophonie

Saturday, May 31, 6:30 p.m. at the Nelson Municipal Library basement The West Kootenay Francophone Association, in collaboration with Réseau-femmes of British Colombia, invite the public to discover the world of the francophonie. During the potluck, attendees will hear a folk singer who will play Quebec’s music. The French Canadian folklore group Tidilidam will also entertain. Admission is free. Don’t forget your dish to share with everybody. Call Sophie at 3523516 or e-mail afko_ for more information.

band draws on formal and vast experience despite their relatively young age. At about 9 p.m., is Pure Blend, a Kootenay-grown funk, reggae and jam band that will take the audience into the evening. On Sunday, June 1, prepare to be entertained by The Hank and Lily show. This variety show is not only music, but can be billed as a living comic book. In fact, each of Hank and Lily’s CDs come with a comic book chronicling their adventures. A Belgian documentary crew will also be on hand

to catch their exploits. With the masked Hank on guitar, and the antlered Lily playing the, err hand saw, the pair and their band will push the common definition of a band. Their act starts at 7 p.m. and runs to 10 p.m. Cover is $5. Drink specials all three nights. For additional information contact Paul Kelly, at the Cedar Creek Café (250) 226-7355. Cedar Creek Café is a 70-seat licensed establishment in the Winlaw, only 35 km from Nelson and Castlegar on Highway 6.


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Tracking Time art exhibit

Friday, May 30, 7 p.m. at the Oxygen Art Centre, #3-320 Vernon St. (alley entrance) Tracking Time is a collaborative installation between Rachel Yoder, abstract painter, and Julie Castonguay, photographer. Together they investigate the effect on the individual of time passing in the context of exploring the differences and similarities between painting and photography. Yoder is a carpenter and Castonguay is a forester, which brings a rich field of related imagery into play. The two comment on the accumulations and distortions that time effects by engaging photography and painting from a variety of angles. They build paintings from replication of segments, layers, by embedding and obscuring details.

Arts & Entertainment Painting can be a tool of photography and photography can be a tool to painting. It is in this spirit the artists explore the dialogue between painting and photography while questioning the meaning of the image. The exhibition runs until Saturday, June 21. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on upcoming events at Oxygen, check out the website at

Lia Sanche(z)

Friday, May 30 at the Cocoa-Nut Lounge, 116 Vernon St. Lia Sanche(z) is an original singer-songwriter, performing her contemporary, eclectic selection of songs. She has been writing and composing her own pop music for seven years.

Sanche(z) has studied vocal music under Ken Miller, Louise N’aRuby and Louise Rose, performed in the Cranbrook Performing Arts Festival, and performed on various Local Concert stages. Lia, also has been a director for the East (West) Kootenay Childhood Cancer Fund, organizing fundraising events for critically ill children with cancer. She composes songs, with realism, from the heart and soul, in terms of today’s culture. Special guest guitarist, Miss Kerri Kean. Poets are invited to share poems, etc.

Music in the market

Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cottonwood Market Pickled Thistle starts off the day. This is an acous-

tic band from Rossland, playing Scottish and Irish music. Stay longer to hear the singer song writer, Terra Tara. With her original healing music inspired from earth and spirit, she will surprise listeners until 2 p.m.

Project for Calendar Studies: Days, Months, Years

Saturday, June 7 to Sunday, July 27 at Touchstones Nelson Project for Calendar Studies is comprised of 20 multi-media/process works that grew from an investigation into the relationship between form, content and process. The work was created out-of-doors, using sustained exposure to a variety of natural and artificial elements to facilitate the printing of the primary

images. The work is divided into two groups – canal work and roof work – with both groups sharing aspects of time-reckoning: notations, words, symbols, and relationships through which we account for the passing of time. The canal work was developed through a process of submerging the canvas in a tidal canal in Brooklyn and recording the passage of time and the rise and fall of the water levels. The roof work was developed through the application of a raw ironfilings left exposed to weather conditions. The canvases were then imprinted with additional imagery and surface treatment either on location or in the studio.

The Singing Revolution

Wednesday, May 28, 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre FLIKS presents The Singing Revolution, an

inspiring documentary that reveals a truly amazing piece of human history. After decades of Nazi and Soviet occupation, the people of Estonia revolted with their weapon of choice…song. The Singing Revolution is an account of one nation’s dramatic rebirth. It is the story of humankind’s irrepressible drive for freedom and selfdetermination. Rated PG for violence in the archival footage. Then on Wednesday, June 11 at the Capitol, FLIKS brings the Academy Award nominated Persepolis for a one-time screening. Based on the autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Strapani, Persepolis tells the story of a young girl coming of age during the Islamic Revolution in Iran, despite the fact that she is a big punk and ABBA fan. Rated PG. For more information go to or call 1-866-FLIKSca.

Touchstones looking for artists and artisans for Christmas 2008

Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, July 15 Touchstones Nelson wants fine arts and crafts and exclusive Christmas products for their shop. They will select and exhibit merchandise that is created in the region or has a regional or local identity and theme. They intend to offer unique products, designed or created exclusively for the Touchstones Shop. The exclusivity policy does not extend to Christmas markets, and they encourage all artists and artisans to participate in the Kootenay Artisans Christmas Market as well. If you are an artist, writer, creator or artisan and want to know more about the submission and selection process, contact Alexandra Dudley, shop manager, at 502 Vernon St., (250) 352-8262, or e-mail

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Give KLH a lift this spring Annual Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation fundraiser for ceiling lifts will make hospital safer for patients and nurses by Chris Shepherd This year’s Breath of Spring fundraiser for Kootenay Lake Hospital will give patients and nurses an uplifting experience. The goal of the annual fundraiser, organized by the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation, are ceiling lifts. The hospital already has six such lifts several of its four-bed wards, and the foundation wants to add more. The Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation

has set a goal of at least $45,000, which would cover the purchase and installation of two ceiling lifts The lifts are suspended from the ceiling and allow nurses to comfortably and safely move patients from their beds to a stretcher or wheelchair, explains Carla Klein, charge nurse and patient care coordinator for the hospital’s third floor. “In the old days, we used to do the lifts under the armpits,” recalls Vicki Montgomery, a

licensed practical nurse at the hospital. The hands-on technique could easily lead to back or shoulder injuries and pulled muscles for nurses. Patients might not fare well either, Klein says. The slow, controlled movements possible with the motorized ceiling lifts avoid skin tearing and manhandling, Klein says. The ceiling lifts use a broad sling and electric motor to gently lift patients. One lift will go to the hospital’s palliative care

ward, a ward that specializes in care for patients at the end of their life. Patients in these wards can be more susceptible to injury when being moved. It can take up to an hour to move a patient in the palliative ward, Klein says. “The smallest movement of their arm can cause fractures.” This is the hospital foundation’s 11th annual Breath of Spring campaign. Over the years the foundation has raised money to buy numerous pieces of equipment for

the hospital, says Bryna Idler, foundation administrator. “We have to keep our hospital well furnished with state-of-the-art equipment to retain staff and attract the doctors and specialists we want to have,” Idler says. For more information about the chairs call Idler at 354-2334 or visit Donations can be made through the website or by mailing a cheque to: Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation, 3 View St., Nelson BC, V1L 2V1.

We have to keep our hospital well furnished with stateof-the-art equipment to retain staff and attract the doctors and specialists we want to have. Bryna Idler, Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation administrator



Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences Student Clinic .......................................................... 354-1984 Kate Butt, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine551-5283 Jen Cherewaty, RAC, Balance for Body & Soul354-1752 Sara Fujibayashi RAC, at Mountain Waters Spa352-3280 Claudia Kavcic, RAC, at Mountain Waters Spa352-3280 Sandra Mason, RAC ............................................... 551-0110 Marion Starr, Dr. TCM ............................................ 352-9890 Michael Smith, Dr. TCM, 10 years experience352-0459

Ayurveda 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

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


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


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

Counselling & Consultation


Nelson Becker, publisher of the Express, and Vicki Montgomery, an LPN at Kootenay Lake Hospital, demonstrate how the ceiling lifts work using one of the existing lifts at the hospital.

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 & Teens ........... 226-7945 Lee Reid, MA, RCC, Addictions & Trauma ...... 352-3870 Sally Shamai, MEd, RCC, EMDR and more ........................ 1-877-688-5565

Feldenkrais Method Susan Grimble, Classes & Private Sessions....................... 1-888-366-4395 Judy Katz, GCFP, Private & Group Lessons .... 352-3319

NATURAL, ORGANIC FOODS & PRODUCTS SINCE 1975 Open 8:00 - 7:00 Mon. to Sat. 295 Baker Street, Nelson 354-4077

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THE HEALTH PAGES Homeopathic medicine that heals I was at my friend’s which in large house for a delicious salmdoses caused Exploring Health sleeplessness in on dinner last week and her one-year-old starting a healthy percrying and her left cheek son. Surprisingly turned bright red. Annethis enables Marie realized she was the patient to having teething pains and sleep naturally. gave her some homeoBecause of the pathic teething salts and minute dosage she settled quickly. no side effects or Jen Cherewaty Homeopathy comes addiction result. from Greek meaning ‘similar sufferHomeopathic remedies work by ing’ and was first defined by Samuel stimulating the body’s own healing Hahnemann in the 18th Century. power. To provide this stimulus your Homeopathic practitioners contend homeopath must prescribe the right that an ill person can be treated remedy and the right dosage for using a substance that can produce, you. Practitioners select treatments in a healthy person, symptoms simi- according to a patient consultation lar to those of the illness. For exam- that explores the physical and psyple, using this ‘law of similars’ for a chological state of the patient, both patient with insomnia is to give the of which are considered important to patient a minute dose of a substance, selecting the remedy.

Birthing from within


The information used in the Exploring Health column is for education only. It is important to consult a health care provider about your specific health concerns.Jen Cherewaty BSc. R.TCM.P, practices registered acupuncture, massage

and herbal medicine with a special interest in women’s health and chronic pain. Contact Jen at 505-9460/ jen@equinoxhealth

BREATH OF SPRING HOSPITAL AD Chris — this is not yet built, I’m waiting to see what we need, editorially speaking, so let me know l.

Briefly Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Manistone Centre in Nelson These childbirth classes are about birthing in awareness. In small, intimate groups, couples will explore the possibilities of birth as a rite of passage. “We will cover the full spectrum of birth and find creative ways to work in a state of surrender,” says Delia Aaron, childbirth educator. The message to parents is to develop and maintain a solution-focused, non-judgmental mindset, so that if medical supports become necessary, they can remain present for the birth of their

child. Prenatal classes will cover: stages of labour; pain coping practices; birth fears and informed consent; creating your birth space; birth art exploration; baby care and breastfeeding; post partum family reunion. Families will have the opportunity to share and envision what they will need in preparation for the birth journey ahead. The classes are based on Pam England’s book Birthing From Within. Courses are offered in a six-week series starting in September. Aaron at The Sistering Tree also offers doula care and breastfeeding support. Phone 551-3156 for more information.


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SCHOOL FA R E W E L L CELEBRATION: Thurs. June 19/08, 5:30-8:30 p.m. All former A.I. Collinson families, friends and staff are invited to attend. A community potluck begins at 5:30 p.m., bring your favourite dish to share, beverages and cake provided. Cake cutting ceremony at 7 p.m. Live music, children activities throughout the evening, take a walk down memory lane with A.I. Collinson. If you have any stories or pictures to share please forward to: A.I. Collinson Elementary School 2780 Hwy. 31 N. Nelson, B.C. V1L 6L6 825-9588 email:


WEST KOOTENAY CALENDAR PHOTO CONTEST. Entry deadline, June 6. Applications or Otter Books, 398 Baker. WANTED: POTTERS WHEEL, KILN and any other studio equipment. Call 359-5025.

Building Materials

#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.

Business Opportunities

THE PARLOUR HERITAGE SALON. Reasonable chair rentals, 2 available. 352-0007. 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

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Car Pool

PEMBERTON MUSIC FEST, July 2527 carpool; share costs in my vehicle or yours., 362-7713.

Child Care

FAMILIES INTERESTED IN PROGRAMS IN GERMAN for preschoolers in Nelson contact Irina at 354-0292.


LIKE NEW! JOGGER STROLLER with attachable car seat and in-car attachment paid $450 Asking $300. 354-8295. URGENTLY WANTED! CAR SEAT for 20 lb. babe. (2nd stage) Rear & forward facing. Much love. 3523371. OCEANWONDERS SWING $70, Fisher Price stand alone Jolly Jumper $50, Excersaucer $25. Phone 8254604. LITTLE TIKES CHILDREN’S RED PLASTIC WAGON. Seats two kids, long handle, easy pulling, $50. 2294415. CLOTH DIAPERS: 26 fitted diapers with extra pads. Save $250. Used 2 months only. $150. 551-3833. LIKE NEW! JOGGER STROLLER with attachable car seat & in-car attachment. Paid $450, asking $300 for set. 354-8295. BABY STUFF: JOLLY JUMPER SNUGGLE COVER $22, “The Wrap” $20, Baby Delight co-sleeper $10, 352-3736. LITTLE TIKES CLIMBER $35, Baby Trend portable cot $45, girls Princess bike $25. 825-0075.


THE CANOSCAN LIDE 30 USB flatbed scanner, copy, e-mail, 1200x2400 dpi , 48-bit depth, $35 229-4490. EPSON PERFECTION 1250 FLATBED SCANNER, 1200 by 2400 dpi, includes pwr/usb cables, drivers, $50. 365-3548.


ONGOING LIFE-ENHANCING C O M P A S S I O N A T E COMMUNICATION GROUP. Practice expressing/empathizing with feelings & needs. May 29. 352-5520 or 2267311. ONLINE, ACCREDITED, WEBDESIGN training for persons facing barriers to employment available from the Canadian Society for Social Development. Visit: http://www.ibde. ca/signup (space is limited - apply today!).


Opportunities MOUNTAIN VIEW COUNTY, Alberta is currently recruiting for the following three positions: Engineering Technologist; Health and Safety Coordinator; Field Supervisor(s). Complete details can be found at or by calling 403-335-3311 ext. 194. SWANSON’S READY Mix requires full-time Heavy Duty Mechanic. Fax 604-885-2226 or mail Box 172, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0. Phone Val for details 604-885-9666. FULL/PART-TIME Dental Hygienist. Excellent opportunity for enthusiastic Hygienist to work in Morinville, Alberta (20 minutes from Edmonton). Competitive salary, excellent patients, outstanding team, modern office. Information call Dr. Darren Romanowski 780-939-1288; 780916-5845. Fax resume: 780-9391284. MADBOUR TRUCKING INC. (A lease operator for Eveready Industrial Corp.) is currently looking for vacuum truck, sour seal/water unit, hydro vac, potable water and semi-vacuum truck operators and labourers (may include camp jobs). Must have a valid Class 1 licence, clean drivers abstract, and pass drug and alcohol test. Experience an asset, willing to train. Please submit resume, references and current abstract to: Fax 780-798-3446 or email: Call Theresa 780-798-2608.


YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT IT, see the Apache Firewood Processor demo at the Prince George Forest Expo, June 5-7! Call 1-866-986-0067 for more info.


RHYTHMIC GYMNASTIC WORKSHOP! Learn to dance with ribbons, hoops, balls, scarves and more in this fun introductory workshop for girls ages 6 & up. Friday June 6th at S. Nelson School, 4:006:00 $25. Rhythmic Dimensions 5051812. OENOPHILES interested in forming a group to explore and enhance knowledge and enjoyment of wines. 505-5583. FREE FATHER’S DAY CONCERT in Lakeside Park. Nelson Community Band. 2:00 p.m. Bring your dad, son, grandpa, uncle! BYOC - Bring your own chair. BRENT KENNEDY PAC CARNIVAL, May 30, 5-8 p.m., 1092 Hwy 6. Games, food, and silent auction.

Financial Services

$500$ LOAN SERVICE, by phone, no credit refused, quick and easy, payable over 6 or 12 installments. Toll free: 1-877-776-1660.

For Sale Misc.

SAWMILLS from only $3,495.00 -

Convert your logs to valuable lumber with your own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log skidders also available. - free information: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT ADD AND SAVE on home phone reconnection. Bad credit - no problem! Up to $30 off for new customers, plus lower monthly rates! Call Tembo 1-877-266-6398 or sign up online AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/ U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, sulfur, smell, manganese from well water. Since 1957. Phone 1-800-BIG IRON;


2 SLIDING GLASS DOOR COOLER, working when last plugged in. Avail June 3. U-haul. Call 505-2070. BABY FOOD JARS with lids. Box of 35 or so. 352-1794. FIREWOOD, YOU FALL & BUCK. Mixed species, 359-6837 leave message. No calls after 8 p.m. Thank You. FREE BUILDING MATERIALS, aluminum windows, exterior and interior doors, furnace ducting, paneling etc. 354-3793. FREE CEDAR SLABS. Good for firewood, fencing, compost boxes u name it. 3 minutes from town. 5053805. TO GIVE AWAY. 8 1/2’ camper for full-size truck. 352-0064. ROCKS, all shapes and sizes. 3526762. FLATBED TRAILER, needs some work. Plastic bins on wheels 50”x32”x32”. John 352-1204.


WANTED: QUEEN SIZE futon frame or bed frame. 352-1794. 6 SOFAS, LAMPS, AIR CONDITIONER, tables, chairs, dining room suite, china cabinet, end tables. 250-354-4697/250-505-9452 cell. HIDE-A-BED, grey floral pattern. $35. 352-1794. TV STAND AND BOOK SHELF with glass doors, 1.48 x 1.51 m, photo,, 3552536. Matching couch & loveseat $300. Bedroom suite $100. Coffee table & 2 ends $25. Everything great condition. 354-4014. DRESSER $65, 1960’S TABLE $50, microwave cabinet $35, buffet/hutch $150, other assorted furniture. Phone 359-7756.

Garage Sales

REDUCED PRICES, everything must

go! Make a offer! Saturday & Sunday. #21 Sunny Side Trailer Park. HUGE GARAGE SALE, CD’s, jewelry, books, fine china, glass. 1103 Front, Sat-Sun 11-4 p.m. MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Slocan Park Road [from town, first right after Co-op], May 31st, 9-4. HUGE MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE. Freebies, donations, come take it please. Sat. May 31, 9-2-ish. 2780 Greenwood Road. GIANT YARD SALES, Erindale Road, Harrop. 1st left after ferry. 8:00 am, Saturday, May 31st.

Help Wanted

LOOKING FOR RESPONSIBLE YOUNG TEENAGER to mow lawn on Johnstone road. Evenings 3527152. ROSE GARDEN CAFE at Lakeside Park seeks energetic upbeat full & part-time summer staff. THE NELSON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL SOCIETY is currently seeking a qualified person to fill the part-time position of Financial Officer. Experience with QuickBooks is and asset. A pastoral reference is required. Send resume to the attention of Linda Schmidt at, fax to 250-352-0546, or drop off at 810 10th Street, Nelson, V1L 3C7 by June 11, 2008. CRESCENT VALLEY YOUTH CENTRE IS HIRING youth workers. Shifts are Fridays & Saturdays, 7-11 p.m. June 20-Aug 30. $12/hr. E-mail resume to by June 6th. WANTED: JOURNEYMAN/ APPRENTICE workers for refrigeration, sheet metal & gas. Tickets a plus but not necessary. Good wages, may include benefits. Salmon Arm B.C. Fax resume (250) 675 3806.

Home & Garden

SOLARIUM, 23’ x 10’. Aluminum and tinted acrylic. Worth over $14,000 to replace. $3,000 obo. 551-3833.

House Sitting

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. EXPERIENCED, MATURE, house, pet and garden sitter. Available mid June. I have excellent local references. 354-2093.

Lost & Found

LOST: 30 GB WHITE iPOD with green headphones. Disappeared from LV Rogers school library. 505-6146. FOUND: BLACK/BELL/LG CELL PHONE discovered near the corner of Josephine/Silica Street. 352-5380


May 28, 2008


to claim. LOST KITTY in area of 504 Richards St. Black/white medium haired female. Name Jessie. 352-7749/509-0389. REWARD FOR LOST grey & white cat at Valhalla Apartments, Tues, May 20th. Please call! Lorelle 505-5452. RING LOST AT COMMUNITY CENTRE. Silver Claddagh Irish wedding band. Reward. Please return to centre. 505-3365. MISSING: MAY 16, BLACK LAB, white chest, white feet, red collar. From Falon Drive. 825-9655.

Misc. for Sale

PLAYSTATION 3 GAME “TIME CRISIS 4”, gun included, superb condition!! Asking $30 firm. 354-8547. PEDESTAL SINK, $50. Toilet, $30. Antique loveseat, $400. Jetted tub, $400. Washer & dryer, $500. 2294544. WATER DISTILLATION SYSTEM, $125. Air conditioner, $30. Food vegetable steamer, $20. (Never used.) Oster juicer, $25. Air humidifier, $20. Call 352-9222. BIKES, ACCESSORIES, REPAIRS. Nelson’s largest shop. Trades welcome. Guaranteed & affordable. Boomtown Sports, 510 Hall. 5055055. FREE - BABY FOOD JARS with lids. Box of 35 or so. 352-1794. BARE LADIES WET SUIT, Thomas “California 263” organ, house alarm, hairdressing supplies, lithograph prints. 505-1191. MAKITA DRILL, L-ion battery charger, new, $295. 2000 lb. winch, wire remote $70. 509-0658. 4 FT CLAWFOOT TUB. White, silver taps and feet. Great condition, $500. 352-1811. LIFE TIME MEMBERSHIP WOODBURY RESORT! Details call 403-279-8170 or 585-8135.

MOUNTAIN BIKE - ‘05 Specialized Big Hit Grom. 24’ wheels, air shock, good condition. $400. 352-1794. ENTERTAINMENT UNIT $50, receiver & speakers $50, car starter, $40, snowboard boots (sz 9.5) $30. 3525712. SIX FOOT LONG GLASS DISPLAY UNIT with six drawers. $300. 3527729. BASEBALL CARDS: Early 90’s, some 60’s. Fair deals only please, reasonable prices. 352-6200 leave message. 28 GALLON AQUARIUM, complete with 2 filters and 6 large fish, $150. Ph. 354-7316 after 4 p.m. SMITH 01S POLARIZED LENSES, good condition $20, call Jennie 3547812. NEWER KENMORE WASHER & DRYER for sale. Each $175 obo. 359-6890. WHITE WOOD COOK STOVE $75, Singer treadle sewing machine $75, Electrolux rug/foor shampooer $45. 359-7163. NATURAL GAS HOT WATER TANK, Kenmore, nearly new $50. 3543793. HIDE-A-BED, grey floral pattern. $35. 352-1794. 110 VOLT, 80 AMP wire feed welder for sale, used 2 hours, like new, $150. 352-3248. MONTECRISTO #4 CUBAN CIGARS, sealed box of 25. Purchased at Valladero airport. 2 boxes. $290 each. 352-6399 REFRIGERATOR, LARGE SIDE-BYSIDE, $250. Conveyor belt, 12’, 6’ lift, 3/4 hp, portable. 226-7172. NEW RICH BLACK WOOL FLEECES, animal weigh scale, cement well ring. 355-2269. 2 CEDAR FLOATS, 4x22 and 4x42. Need re-decking. Offers. 229-2272. WASHING MACHINE. Top loader,

white Westinghouse, good working order, $50. 352-5337. YAMAHA GOLF CAR, low miles, windshield, well maintained, 1993. $1950. 352-1157. 3 HEAVY DUTY CHARCOAL BARBECUES for sale. Cost $300 each, unused, $100 each. 825-9482. NEW 1/3 HP DUREX INDUSTRIAL BENCH GRINDER, $25. Extreme Limited Wet Suit $40. 352-7144. GUILD D-4 ACOUSTIC, $650. Duncan djembe $250. 30 pint, almost new, simplicity dehumidifier $125. 304-2277. FULL SUSPENSION MOUNTAIN BIKE (4”). XT/XTR components. Lady ridden. Frame too big (M/L). $450. 359-5078. XBOX. $150 Comes with 2 controllers and 4 games. 355-2785. 250LB ANVIL IMMACULATE! $400 obo. New King drill press 17”, $300, reg. $400. Brent 229-4099. FOOSEBALL TABLE, solid, good shape, $300 new, asking $75 obo. 354-8268. NEARLY NEW GAS WATER HEATER $50. Free aluminum windows, furnace ducting, paneling, wooden doors, 354-3793. FREEZER, OLDER VIKING MODEL, 5’ 8” by 2’ 3 1/2” , 3’ high $100 obo. 229-4346. ROTOTILLER FOR SALE: 5 HP Honda Mid-Tine Rototiller 12”x 36” width $250. Phone 505-3822. INGLIS WASHER/GAS DRYER for sale. Used but working. Asking $50 each obo. 352-6127. ITG HOCKEY CARDS must sell! Paid over $700 to accumulate, asking $150 obo. Call 505-2118. SINGER TREADLE SEWING MACHINE (1945) & golden grain grinder (cabinet style). Manual/electric excellent cond. 250-359-7156.

1HP GOULDS AQUA LAWN water pump. $400. 250-359-8005.

Misc. Wanted

LOOKING TO BUY a pottery wheel. Call 352-7893. WANTED: QUEEN SIZE futon frame or bed frame. 352-1794. RECORDS, LP’S , TAPES, CD’S WANTED. Will pay cash. 505-5058 PATIO DOOR WANTED. 359-6890. SOME WRIGGLING WORMS for a small composter. Please contact Chris Clark, Ph. 551-0163. WANTED FREE OR INEXPENSIVE COUCHES and other furniture for alternative education high school. 505-7070. BICYCLE WANTED FOR CUBAN FAMILY: Mountain bike in good condition (ladies bike preferred). 3529788. I’M LOOKING FOR A tent-like car cover/garage. Call 354-0369. 10-15 RASPBERRY PLANTS. 3522381.

Music & Dance

PIANO FOR SALE. Beautifully detailed antique cabinet. Asking $1200. 2279404 Kristina (near Nelson.) BEGINNER DRUM KIT, $500. Phone 354-1340. CD & DVD DUPLICATION, direct to disc printing and graphic design located in Nelson: www.shortyburns. com 352-BURN(2876) DRUM KIT: YAMAHA STAGE CUSTOM ADVANTAGE, good condition, complete set includes cymbals & carrying cases, $2000. 354-7686. FRIENDS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC informal, interactive soirees for music aficionados. 505-5583 ARMSTRONG FLUTE $250, Kline piano $1000, Bonmusica violin shoulder rest $25. 352-1925.

FRIENDS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC informal and/or interactive soirees for music aficionados. 505-5583. VOICE LESSONS WITH MANDY EBEL. Teaching you tricks & techniques, & what you want to learn. 551-0314.


.46 SIZE R/C AIRPLANE complete with everything plus extras. Brand new. Very good quality. pierce.

Pets & Livestock

ZEBRA FINCH PAIR with cage/stand, $65. At store would cost $140. Great present. 352-3736. WESTERN SADDLE, 15” seat, for large pony (13hh), very good condition, $250 obo. Ph. 825-4643.

Prof. Services

SWEET HOME HOUSEKEEPING has days available. Flexible, reliable, three years of references in Nelson. 825-4462. MONUMENTAL STONE WORKS Custom headstones/monuments. Portable sandblasting. Cleaning and re-highlighting. Glass etching. Pet Memorials - proceeds to SPCA. 3540988. STUNNING IMAGES OF YOUR PRODUCTS for your advertising, website & promotions! Kelly Gilliam will photograph your products, location, & employees so you can create eye catching promotional materials and websites to drive business to you. Call 250-551-7378 or visit online: GENERAL CONSTRUCTION, CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS, FRAMING through finish. Reasonable rates. Harrop Creek Contracting. 551-1555. TRUCK FOR HIRE. Will do dump runs, moving, etc. Patrick 505-0612.

Toys & Wheels Auto Financing 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. LOANSTAR AUTO Loans approved! Best rates, cars, trucks, suv’s, vans. Free delivery BC and AB. Always approved! Call toll-free 1-866-5502279 or apply online www.cancredit. ca. # #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.


1996 FIREBIRD, BLACK BEAUTY, new rebuilt V6, loaded, automatic, $11,500 obo. Tel. 250-226-6838. 1985 FORD MERCURY MARQUIS, needs some work $350. 354-1098 or 352-7811. 1995 TOYOTA TERCEL, 240,000 km, 4-door, automatic, good on gas, winter tires on rims, $3800. 352-1892. 1989 TOYOTA COROLLA, runs well, good commuter, high km, needs muffler, $1000. 352-3499. 1998 TOYOTA COROLLA, auto, 4 door, 159 k, mint condition, $6300. Great gas saver. 352-5871. CONVERTIBLE 1985 DODGE 600. Well maintained, some rust, 4cyl EFI, $1000 obo. 505-1174. 1988 VOLKSWAGON FOX, 2 door wagon, 2 sets of tires, new brakes, new shocks. $1000 obo. 359-6994. 93 SUBARU LOYALE WAGON, 4wd, well maintained, 200,000 kms. Asking $3500 obo. 352-9694. 1987 HONDA ACCORD EX-I, needs

work. $600 obo. Call Pax at 5059261. SUBARU IMPREZA 2002. Perfect condition, cheap on gas, new tires, 83,000 km, $13,000. 352-5808 (514)781-5904 1999 HYUNDAI ELANTRA WAGON 225,000 km, standard, winters, A/C, CD, runs great! $4200 obo. 5053987. 4X4 ‘83 TOYOTA TERCEL in running condition $350. 354-1865. 1992 MITSUBISHI PAJERO, 102,500 kms, diesel, RHD, 7 seats, new tires, new timing belt, $10,300. 229-4069. 1993 VW PASSAT, diesel, 5-speed, summer/winter tires, low mileage. 354-7260. 1992 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA sport touring sedan, 4-door, 5-speed, sunroof, well maintained, fuel efficient. C/ w racks & thule, $3950. 359-7725. 1985 CADILLAC SEVILLE, 145,000 km. $1800. 352-0064 or 354-3783. 1991 HONDA ACCORD EX, automatic, brown, 4-door, power package, non-smoker, 250k, $3369. 3544444. 2003 SUBARU OUTBACK, auto, mint, 140,622 miles, new brakes & tires, AWD, silver/gold, $13,500. 2294484. 1990 VOLVO 760GLE, 4 door, automatic, gold, sunroof, leather, new winters. $2850 obo. 505-5021. 2003 JETTA TDI, clean diesel, ecofriendly, incredible fuel efficiency, $18,000. Call after 6pm. 229-4471. 1988 CHRYSLER DYNASTY, well maintained, 274,000 km, 25 mpg, $1000. 352-7764.

CRUISER, 1,000 km, all accessories, as new, $7,500. 354-4697/505-9452 cell SAVE ON GAS! 1983 Honda Shadow 750. Loaded with options. Runs excellent. $2950 obo. 354-9009. MINT COLLECTOR’S SUZUKI GS1100G. 53K. Showroom condition, plus extras. $4000. Patryk 5091652. 2003 ANNIVERSARY HARLEY SPORTSTER, 1350 km, mint condition, see to appreciate. $8350.00 obo. 505-5531. 2005 HARLEY CUSTOM SPORTSTER 1200, 9521 kms, mint, $9999 obo. Tel: 250-304-4821


4 BRIDGESTONE DUELER H/T 265/65 R17 tires, $150? Jennie 3547812. CANOPY, grey 4’x6’ for Toyota or Ranger, comes with roof rack $200 obo. 354-1865.

AutomotiveTrucks/SUVs/ Vans

1990 FORD H.D. VAN, full size, over $900 in new rubber, asking $1100 obo. 505-5249. 1999 OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE VAN, 3.4L 6 cyl., auto, 150,000 kms, leather seats, fully loaded, PW/PS, sliding doors, summer /winter tires on rims. Mint shape, $6,900. 352-6221


2002 HONDA SHADOW SPIRIT 750, white, 5755 km, back rest, saddle bags, helmet, cover $6200. 3595926. 2003 YAMAHA 650 SHAFT DRIVE

for 25 words $ 9.00 each additional word

2006 TACOMA V6, 4x4, TRD, loaded, BF Goodrich tires, black, tow package. $29,500. 250-793-2705. 1993 EXPLORER XLT. 315,000 highway km/253,000 km on dealer replaced engine. New snow tires. 352-3257. ‘93 4RUNNER, 211,000 km, summer/winter tires, back window works, $7000 obo, 359-7709 or 505-2717. 1990 TOYOTA 4WD CAMPERVAN, Skylite roof, CD, auto, R-H drive, 150k, $7295. 365-1080. 2006 TOYOTA TACOMA, V6, 4x4, new tires, tow package, loaded, excab, $29,500. 250-793-2705. TOYOTA LANDCRUISER, 1987, diesel, 2-door, BJ70, $2500 obo. 5053905 1993 CHEV 4x4 auto, V6, reg cab 243,000 km $1500 obo. Phone 250229-4301. 1979 F250 CAMPER VAN, loaded, 60,000 km. $2500 obo. 352-3728. 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 4x4 Quad Cummins Turbo Diesel. 75,000 kms $24,900 obo. 509-0807. 1995 FORD AEROSTAR, 4x4, lumbar support seats, V6, 8 passenger. Great van! $4500 obo. Call 355-2344. 2001 DODGE 2500, 3 dr, a/c, auto, pw/pdl, canopy, excellent condition, 164,000 kms, $12,500 obo. 3529630. 1993 NISSAN PATHFINDER. 290,000 kms. $2500 obo. 355-2785. ‘94 BLAZER S10, runs, needs tlc.

These ads appear in approximately 100 community newspapers in BC and Yukon and reach more than 3 million readers. To place an ad call The Express at 354-3910

Comes with ‘94 Jimmy for parts. $1200. Call 399-4557. GOOD 4 ENGINE/PARTS & still runs. 1992 Toyota truck 22RE, 4 cyl, 5 spd, 4X4, $600 obo. 509-1515.


PRE-SUMMER BLOW-OUT: Two Kawasaki 750 stand-up jet skis on EZ load trailer. 352-7288. 1993 WELLCRAFT EXCEL, 18’ open bow, volvo w/ss prop, cd, looks runs great, $10,800. 352-0191. 17’ FIBERGLASS WITH 90 HP MARINER. EZ-load trailer. Excellent running condition, $5100 obo. 2294687. 26’ 1979 REINELL. Twin MerCruiser engines. Sleeps 5. Best offer takes it. 352-5536. 13’ THERMOCRAFT BOAT, Yamaha 20 motor, ez-loader trailer & extras. Speedy & good shape. $2000. 3522588. SEA KAYAK, 17 1/2’, Wye Islander, rudder, pump, compass, $900. 2260072.

Boats & Marine

FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP of luxury yachts on Canada’s west coast. Includes management. Direct (titled) ownership. Sail/power. www. (604) 669-2248.

Recreational Vehicles

IMPORT TRUCK CAMPER. 3-way fridge/freezer, furnace, stove, water pump, all work great. $400. 2292239.


Sports Equipment SPECIALIZED ALLEZ ROAD BIKE 58 cm with Mavic Krysillium wheels, computer great condition, $700. 250359-6815. MOUNTAIN BIKE - ‘05 Specialized Big Hit Grom. 24’ wheels, air shock, good condition. $400. 352-1794. SPECIALIZED PRO ROAD BIKE SHOE w/egg beater cleat, size 41/8, black/red, $50, like new. 352-3736.

Steel Buildings

BUILDINGS FOR SALE! “Direct from Canadian manufacturer!” 20x30x12 $5300. 25x40x14 $8890. 30x50x14 $9900. 35x56x16 $13,500. 40x60x16 $17,700. 50x140x19 $45,600. 60x100x18 $36,300. Pioneer since 1980....1-800-668-5422.

Thank You

THANKS TO WHOEVER CLEANED UP GARBAGE behind the Slocan Inn. It was an open invitation for bears as well as disease. Aline Winje.


SWAP OUR NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA TOWNHOME for Nelson area accommodation, July and/or August? sofunky2@yahoo. com TO TRADE, VIGOROUS PINK CLIMBING ROSE for another colour rose or flowering bush. 355-2269.


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Trailers 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,


May 28, 2008

Homes For Sale PREFAB HOMES DISCOUNTED 50%+!! Green-R-Panel Building Systems sub-prime mortgage disaster order cancellations. 1260sq.ft. Pre-engineered package originally $29,950.00, blowout $14,975.00!!! Other sizes - sacrifice prices! Since 1980/BBB. 1-800-871-7089. Summer/ Fall delivery available!

Property For Sale COASTAL GEORGIA - Gated Golf / Waterfront Community located between Savannah & St. Simons Island. Fitness Center, nature trails, tennis, boat docks, special pricing starting at $65k. 1-877-266-7376.

Real Estate

THINKING OF SELLING? Get a FREE, no obligation market evaluation of your home. Call 354-8409 1978 MOBILE HOME 14’ wide, newer gas furnace. Must be moved. $6,000 Call Dave at 352-1234 UPHILL NELSON, 3 BDRM, 2 BATH character home, 0.2 acre, garden shed/greenhouse, large workshop, off-street parking. $389,000. 3520646. CUTE & CHARMING 3 BEDROOM HOME on beautiful 5.58 acre property in Winlaw $305,000. Phone 2267998. 2.3 ACRES OF VIEW PROPERTY in

Bonnington. Winterized yurt included. $229,000. 505-9945. PRIVATE 8 ACRES +, 6 bedroom house, outbuildings, rental income, $1000. 5 min from Nelson. 5052060. 2500 SQ. FT. UNIQUE, OFF-GRID STUDIO/HOME with guest cabin on land co-op. NVC community forming, under $100,000. 226-7311 or 354-9117. HOUSE OR 2 SUITES. 3 bedrooms up, 2 down. 2.5 baths. 2 full kitchens and laundry setups. Rosemont 3522299. ONE ACRE, SALMO. Flat, good access, close to town & skiing. $70,000. 226-7990.

Rentals 2 BEDROOM MAIN FLOOR OF HOUSE. Lake view, close to Lakeside beach. Available June 1. $950 utilities included, n/s, n/p. 352-2536. FURNISHED 2 BEDROOM apartment in Nelson to sublet June 30-July 30, $850, all included. 352-5456. ROOM FOR RENT, house on the beach, telephone and internet. $480 a month. 250-448-6324. FURNISHED THREE BEDROOM UPHILL, June 20-end Dec. $1450 + gas. Includes electricity, water, phone, wireless. Large yard, n/s. 352-2979. 1 BDRM + KIDS BDRM to sublet

June 6-July 6, furnished & w/cat! 352-7998.

Rentals Commercial

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

Rentals Wanted

3 BEDROOM SUITE, duplex or house in town. Khy 505-5332. WANTED: OUTBUILDING OR SPACE IN GARAGE/BASEMENT, 10’x12’ or larger with electricity, not grow-op. Chris 352-6707. 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. LOOKING FOR SHORT TERM RENTAL in or close to Nelson. $350$450. Jim 551-8484. RESPONSIBLE FEMALE WITH CAT seeks affordable 1-2 bdrm close to town core. 352-5380. EMPLOYED SINGLE MALE, GRAVEYARD SHIFT, seeks quiet 1 bedroom suite. No roommates. $600650/month, June 1. Please phone Colin, 250-777-0063. FAMILY DESPERATELY SEEKING 3 BEDROOM HOME in tri-city area. Clean, reliable, long-term. Jodi 5515259.

TEACHER LOOKING TO RENT CABIN on lake. Now or September. 1-877-678-5742 ext. 3744 (toll-free weekdays). JUDY & JANETTE NEED A HOME downtown. N/s, n/p, wonderful artistic sisters. 505-9294 or judy_

AVAILABLE NOW! Furnished room in Rosemont. $400/month includes utilities, W/D & internet. Call Ann at 352-9589

Shared Accom.

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. ATTIC LOFT ROOM. Into healthy, natural living, big garden. Great house and location. Judy 352-3319. FEMALE LIGHT WARRIOR TO SHARE HOUSE with two male Rastas, no alcohol/tobacco. $325/ mo. 505-1170. ROOM FOR RENT in newer Blewett house on 2 acres with 33 year old prof. female and cat. Lots of sun. $450/month incl. utils and internet (no cable). For June 1st or 15th. Call 551-3343. ROOM IN 2 BEDROOM CABIN. Beautiful property, trails, peaceful, laundry. Should have car or bike. 352-7802.

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HOMES & GARDENS How to add efficient ventilation without ripping apart walls: Part two Editor’s note: The first half of this column ran in the May 21 issue of the Express. I have a 10-year-old home heated by electric baseboard. There is no ducting in the house and a drawback is we have to waste heat in the winter by opening windows to ventilate and our place is stuff after summer vacation when we close the house up. What can we do? Last week we addressed a simple solution that incorporated a small duct. Another alternative has been dubbed “the poor man’s ventilation system.” It installs simply but does not recover heat. Install an interval timer that is programmed with two fourhour on-cycles. Wire the interval timer to at least one bathroom exhaust

Home Front

Bill Lynch, Paul Muntak & Steve Cannon

fan. I recommend a 90 or 110 CFM fan with a onesone rating for a threebedroom home. Then install a four-inch sheetmetal duct through the exterior basement wall to a closet, cupboard, or under a stairwell (to temper the cold air). If you want to get fancy,

you can install a motorized damper on this pipe and interconnect the motorized damper to the timer on the exhaust fan. If you install a motorized damper, there is no need to run the duct to a closet. When the fan comes on, the damper opens and outside air is pulled through the house to the exhaust fan. Or without the damper, the air is pulled in passively to the tempering zone (closet etc.) and throughout the house to the fan. The third option also involves ducts, but these ducts are often small and easily retrofitted into existing buildings. Heat recovery ventilators (HRVs) can be purchased in a wide range of sizes and prices. The amount and size of ducting varies significantly, depending on the size

of the unit you choose and the sophistication of the system. Generally, the larger units are more effective. But any amount of air exchange will make a noticeable difference in your home. HRVs are my first choice for the problems you have mentioned. Be careful in your selection. There are dozens of brands and sizes to choose from. Before selecting yours, do some research. If you select an “off the shelf” generic HRV start by calculating the cubic volume of air in your home (length x width x height of all rooms including basement area). Otherwise, seek the advice of a heating contractor. Their expertise often ensures that you get the best and most effective system for your particular situation.

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





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