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INSIDE Skate park Council still divided on lake side location. PAGE 3

Davies Street Park Public hearing coming for controversial park in Fairview. PAGE 3

A Moth’s eye view


Neil Davidson, seen from the forward cockpit, peers down at Nelson from his Tiger Moth, a Second World War pilot trainer that took part in Flightfest on Saturday, July 16. See story on page 8.

Nelson Hydro sells power Power broker to sell municipal electricity, City to buy power at cheaper price from FortisBC by Chris Shepherd

Jazz festival Kaslo jazz festival explores the roots of jazz. PAGE 8

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Nelson Hydro has gotten into the power-selling business. The City-owned utility signed two deals to sell electricity generated at its Bonnington Falls hydroelectric facility, deals announced at council’s Monday, July 21 committee of the whole meeting. NorthPoint Energy Solutions Inc. will market Nelson Hydro’s power, though the agreement does not commit the Nelson utility to provide a set amount of electricity. The deal was signed in May 2008 Previously, Nelson Hydro provided roughly half the power Nelson needed. The remainder was purchased

from FortisBC Alex Love, the new general manager of Nelson Hydro, explained that under the agreement, Nelson Hydro will sell electricity when the going price is greater than the cost of buying electricity from FortisBC. “This only works for part of the year, but it’s for a pretty good part of the year,” Love explained. The agreement protects Nelson taxpayers, Love said, because there is no commitment to sell electricity. If the plant is shut down for repairs or if there is enough demand that Nelson Hydro needs the power itself, there’s no obligation to sell, said Love.

Council gave direction to staff . . . to look at new ways of generating revenue without constantly going back to the taxpayer Mayor John Dooley Under the new agreement, the City of Nelson will buy most of its electricity from FortisBC, providing it is cheaper than what Nelson Hydro can sell elec-

tricity for on the market. The other deal Nelson Hydro entered was with FortisBC to transmit the City’s electricity to NorthPoint. Kevin Cormack, City manager, was involved in the negotiations. The taxpayer is protected, he said, because NorthPoint knows that Nelson Hydro’s expenses are. “If the selling price is less than our costs, they wouldn’t sell. We would use it ourselves,” Cormack said. The agreement was kept secret until now in order to protect the negotiations, said Mayor John Dooley. “Council gave direction to staff . . . to look at new ways of generating revenue other than constantly going

back to the taxpayer,” the mayor said. Under the agreement, which is available to the public at City Hall, NorthPoint receives a 15 per cent commission of all sales. The agreement took effect in May, and the first sales started in mid-June. In Love’s presentation to council, sales “really started” in July and in the first nine days of sales, the utility made $19,934 in net benefits. Council can cancel the agreement on a 30-day notice. The deal is a good one, Mayor Dooley said, as it will let the City work on some projects without going to the taxpayer to pay for them.


July 23, 2008


The damage done by Saturday’s power outage


Edwin Arnold stands in the Nelson Box Office & Copy Centre’s new custom framing centre. Arnold and his wife, Lin, will soon introduce classes to teach people how to make their own custom frames.

Think outside the box New owners of Nelson Box Office & Copy Centre expand services by Chris Shepherd When Edwin and Lin Arnold took over the Nelson Box Office & Copy Centre, they took it over with an eye to expand the Front Street business’s services.

People can still rent mailboxes (accessible 24/7) the Internet, fax, colour printer, scanner and Purolator, but they can also get their artwork framed and do it in an updated setting. Coming soon, the 622

Front St. business will have new floors, a new counter and a new layout. In this new setting customers can see what different combinations of matting and framing would look like instantaneously.

That comes via a computer system that combines the artwork with the frame, giving customers a sense of what the finished product will look like. “We’ll guide the customer through what’s available and what will look good, Edwin Arnold says. The couple moved to Nelson from Cornwall, in the United Kingdom, through the provincial nominee program, which fast-tracks immigrants to the province provided they start a new business or, in the Arnolds case, take one over and expand it. The Nelson Box Office can be reached at (250) 354-1299 and their website is www.nelsonboxoffice. ca.

It was a sultry, steamy summer day in beautiful downtown Nelson. Specifically, it was Saturday, July 12 and the height of tourist season. Baker Street was packed with visitors from all over the region and beyond. Cash registers all over the city were merrily ringing up sales until about 1 p.m. when, perish the thought, the power went out. After recovering from the initial horror, many merchants waited in vain for electricity to be restored. Very few retailers in the downtown core have the ability to remain open for business during a power outage. The long, narrow buildings that have windows just at the front become quite dark and most change rooms are situated to the rear of the store. In addition, store security systems are rendered useless without power. By 3 p.m., most shoppers had become fedup waiting for stores to reopen. Unable to even sit and have a meal or a beverage in a downtown restaurant, Baker Street became a virtual ghost town by mid-afternoon. Just after 5 p.m., when most stores are close to shutting for the day, the power was restored. Unfortunately, the

Money Honey

Joyce Jackson

damage was done. Conservative estimates put revenue losses between $100,000 and $300,000 for just over four hours. Many businesses count on the summer season to carry them through much of the year so this could not have come at a worse time. Factor in the fact that the power outage was due to old equipment failure and frustrations were running high. All is not lost, however, as there is an opportunity for restitution. Business owners can pop into city hall and pick up a third party liability claim form and apply for reimbursement. Businesses can claim for lost revenue as well as a portion of rent, advertising and employee wages. You may not get exactly what you want but you never know what you can salvage unless you submit for losses.

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

Briefly Cruise through waves of history

Kootenay Lake Heritage Boat Tours cruise through wave after wave of Kootenay history. From the boat, guests can see living remnants from the past: tremendous upheavals in the earth, a 600,000 year old ocean bottom, glacial carved valleys, and granite cliffs from the time the Rockies were born. Stories of 2,500 year old native trading routes, fish and wildlife, explorers, miners, sunken sternwheelers and early pioneer days on the lake highlight each bend of the shoreline. “There are so many heritage aspects to appreciate in our beautiful Kootenay Lake valley,” says guide Peter Duryea. “I start each cruise by asking what the interests are for each member of the party,” Duryea explains, “then we go to search out those stories of the landscape, the first known people, the fish and wildlife or the early explorers and mining history.” A picnic lunch on a secluded beach is provided on the day-long tours. Kootenay Lake Heritage Boat tours continue until Wednesday, Oct. 1. For more information call (250) 2279555, e-mail info@kootenaylakeboatto or visit

Financial handbook launch

Wednesday, July 23, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nelson and District Women’s Centre at 420 Mill St. The Habondia Lending Society invites all women to the Nelson and District Women’s Centre for the launch the new Empower Your Financial Life handbook. Money – love it or hate it, have lots or not much – it is a part of our lives. The Circle of Habondia Lending Society, in partnership with the Columbia Basin Trust, announces the release of Empower Your Financial Life. This handy, quick-reference guide provides strategies for money management, empowerment and abundance for West Kootenay women. The guide offers many ideas about how money can work for you. It also includes a handy wallet-sized seven-day spending tracker. As demonstrated by Empower Your Financial Life, learning about money is easy and empowering. For more information about the guide or to receive a guide, contact Michelle Mungall at (250) 551-0671.

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Skate park debate not over Council rehashes debate over latest skate park location but goes ahead with planning process by Chris Shepherd Council approved a location for the skate park in April, but councillors aren’t finished debating the subject. At a special meeting on Monday, July 21, council was drawn into a debate over the latest location they picked for a skate park. Councillors Ian Mason – who was not at the April meeting when council approved the location by the lake side soccer fields – and Bob Adams, who voted against the location, said there were too many problems with the site and said a proposed solution to create 59 more parking spots would cost too much. The extra parking spots would run parallel to the existing parking spot, below the train tracks. Coun. Gord McAdams is charged with co-ordinating consultation with the community and the Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skate Park Society. In an interview with the Express before the council meeting, Coun.


The proposed skate park would go to the right of the field house, taking up the turnaround.

McAdams said the parking spots would be on Canadian Pacific Railway land that runs above the existing parking for the lake side soccer fields. “It’s just a wish at this point,” Coun. McAdams said, noting the City needs permission from CPR to add the parking spots. If the proposal to CPR works, Coun. McAdams said parking would be greatly improved at the soccer fields. But those parking spots would create additional

crossings for the streetcar and would run over aging sewer pipes that would need to be upgraded, Coun. Adams said. In April, City council approved the lake side site amid talk from skate park proponents that they would walk away from the project if council didn’t act quickly and make a decision on the location. Council approved the location, adjacent to the soccer field house and on top of the turn around at the end of the parking

lot, a move that concerns the Nelson Youth Soccer Association. In June, the soccer association canvassed its members’ thoughts on the issue, particularly around the loss of parking spots. At their council meeting, council approved a series of criteria the skate park society and City staff must answer (including impact on playing fields, parking, the streetcar and City services) along with the creation of a committee to draw input on the

park design. With the location decided, the Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skate Park Society has moved ahead gathering donations for the project, which society chair Robert Levesque expects will cost between $300,000 and $500,000 for a 15,000 square foot skate park. Levesque said the skate park society has been talking with its designer, New Line Skate Parks, to come up with an initial design. From there, Levesque said they’ll talk with the various user groups on the lake side fields, municipal politicians and come up with a design that works for everyone. Society members have also been working on raising money for the park, which they plan on paying for themselves. Looking at the turnaround, Levesque said it’s the perfect location for the skate park. “It’s where we hoped to be from the first,” Levesque said. “It’s the best place to be if you want to recreate in Nelson.”

Public hearing coming for Davies Street Motion to rezone property nearly dies as council revisits controversial land sale by Chris Shepherd There was a moment where it appeared the rezoning attached to creating a new park in Fairview wasn’t going to move ahead. Councillor Deb Kozak

initially backed away from a motion to give the first two readings to a resolution that would create a large park while taking some of that land to make seven residential lots. Coun. Kozak’s hesita-

tion came after Coun. Gord McAdams repeated his opposition to taking park land to make residential space. “Ninety-four per cent of the people are opposed to selling the land,” Coun. McAdams

said, referring to earlier public consultation about what to do with the land. Council eventually approved a plan to sell 0.41 hectares of land to fund a 4.8 hectare park. Coun. Ian Mason

Trail doctor shortage worries Nelson group IH plans for sporadic gaps in specialist coverage at regional hospital this summer by Chris Shepherd Scheduled doctor shortages at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail has Nelson’s medical watchdog group worried about the quality of care for people in the area. The regional hospital has three internists – doctors who specialize in internal medicine but aren’t surgeons – says Carol Markowsky, chief operating officer for the Kootenay Boundary Health Service Area for Interior Health. Those doctors share the oncall duties 24/7, Markowsky says, and they’re starting to burn out. Interior Health is looking for a fourth internist for the Trail hospital but Markowsky says there’s a

nation-wide shortage of the medical specialists. As a result, to give the current doctors a needed break, there won’t be an internist on call for two periods this summer. Markowsky says the lack of an internist won’t put patients at risk because the hospital’s emergency room will still be open along with the regular doctors who work at the hospital. Should there be a need for an internist’s skills, Markowsky says the patient could be sent by ambulance – staffed with a critical care transport team – to Kelowna. The first break without an on-call internist happened from Tuesday, July 1 to Monday, July 7, Markowsky says. During that period, one patient was sent to Kelowna.

“This happens on an ongoing basis,” says Markowsky. “We don’t provide all specialities here [in Trail].” The next lack of internists will happen from Tuesday, July 29 to Thursday, July 31. Those shortages worry Glyn Humphries, chair of the Nelson and District Health Task Force. “An older person would be more impacted, though people get heart attacks at 45 these days. “It puts the onus on doctors these days to do first aid and then send patients to Trail.” Humphries says Interior Health administration should work with staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital to provide the necessary level of care.

noted the next step is for the City to hold a public hearing on the matter. “The worst case scenario is this goes to public hearing, they don’t like what they hear and you vote it down,” Coun. Mason told council. A date for the public hearing was not set by press time.

Briefly Global Warming and the Meat We Eat Sunday, July 27, 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Municipal Library, 602 Stanley St.

The president of Earthsave Canada will be making presentations on the impacts of one’s food choices on global warming. Dave Way will focus on the significant role that worldwide meat and dairy production have on climate change. Gas prices, regardless of the recent carbon tax, are going up rapidly. Along with that goes the cost of all food. How can we decrease our fossil fuel use and the input of oil into our food production? Regular reports in all the media of the world make it clear that climate worldwide is becoming more chaotic and less predictable. We are seeing more extremes of temperature and precipitation. If we proceed on the prudent assumption that these changes are at least in large part related to human activities, which activities should we most focus on reducing, to the greatest result? Admission to all presentations is free. Further information is available from


July 23, 2008

Briefly First-ever youth camp at Kootenay Co-op Radio

Weekly camps throughout August, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This summer, Kootenay Co-op Radio is giving youth the chance to take over the air waves. Throughout August, the station will offer its first-ever Summer Youth Radio Camp. This day-camp is for youth between the ages of 8 and 18 who are interested in learning how to mix music, be a radio DJ and sharing their views on-air. At the end of each camp week, campers will collaborate to produce an hour-long show in the “Debuts and Encores” slot at 12 p.m. Training opportunities include interviewing, on-air programming, pre-recording musical and spoken-word content, and technical engineering. Camp leader Anna Planedin has training in all aspects of radio and offers fun, creative, hands-on learning. For more details, phone (250) 3529600 or e-mail radiocamp@kootenayc


Ease back on water use City initiates preventative water restrictions in hopes of avoiding water bans this summer by Chris Shepherd City staff hope to avoid drastic water restrictions in Nelson this summer by asking people to moderate their water use now. “Our whole way of thinking this year is to put restrictions out there before it becomes an issue and then go into crisis mode,” says Allen Fillion, operations engineer for the City of Nelson’s public works department. Effective Friday, July 11, the City has asked residents at odd-numbered addresses to water their lawn and wash their cars on odd-numbered

How much rain? According to the Protection Branch of the Ministry of Forests and Range, the West Kootenay area has received just 1.4 millimetres of rain this month, and that fell around Friday, July 4. Compared to last year, July 2008 has been cooler. June received 59.3 mm of rain, roughly 90 per cent of normal. That month was a hot one however, with highs reaching 37.9 C at one point. days. Residents living at even-numbered addresses can water and wash on even-numbered days. The City has asked people to water and wash between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. They also ask

people to use automatic sprinklers between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. The restrictions are in effect until Tuesday, Sept. 30. Water consumption over the summer in Nelson more than

doubles the winter use, Fillion says. Roughly 5,300 cubic metres of water is used per day in the winter. That number jumps to 12,000 cubic metres per day in the summer. Last summer, the City was forced to ask residents to not water their lawns or wash their driveways, sidewalks or vehicles with a hose due to problems with the pipeline that delivers the City’s water from Five Mile Creek to the Mountain Station Reservoir. The Five Mile Creek pipeline is working fine this summer, Fillion says,

but the City has already brought its Selous Creek water source online to supplement the increased demand for water. Fillion says they want to avoid using Anderson Creek as a water source because that water isn’t chlorinated long enough before it arrives at users’ taps. Interior Health issued a boil water advisory for the elderly, infirm and children living in Fairview last summer while Anderson Creek was supplying water. “We’re hoping that if people follow the guidelines we’ve set out, we won’t have to be more strict,” Fillion says.

Making each day count doesn’t require money The Bucket List, staring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, came my way as a DVD on Father’s Day. When the two men meet in hospital, they are both terminally ill. Face to face with their mortality, they agree to use the time before they ‘kick the bucket’ doing some things that they had always wanted to do. They provide some genuinely funny moments and cre-

ate empathy as we consider our own mortality. Carpe diem – seize the day – is an especially fitting motto for seniors. We may not have the wealth that Nicholson’s character had at his disposal, so perhaps we are limited in scope, but if we have constantly postponed our dreams, perhaps now is the time to take action that will see them fulfilled. Making each day count doesn’t require the grand

Seniors’ Saga

George Millar

gesture, or the use of lots of money. Being involved with some activity or project that interests you

can be a highly rewarding experience in its own right. Sharing that wealth of information and skills you’ve accumulated, be it in business, in the arts and cultural activities, or in sports, can give you that sense that sense of productivity that seniors can all too easily lose. But don’t wait to do things that you think would be interesting. Far too many people put off the dreams of travel or

other things they desire, for good reasons, only to find that their own health, or the care of family members, prevents them from fulfilling the dream. Wordsworth wrote: “The world is too much with us, getting and spending we lay waste our powers.” Let’s not let the world get in the way of the fulfilment of our dreams. It is never too soon to make your bucket list, and to complete the activities.

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.

The right way to leave an animal at a shelter I was speaking to the manager of Second Chance Animal Shelter the other day regarding a new dog that had been dropped off at the shelter. When she arrived at work there was a dog that had been tied to the fence, obviously left there so the shelter could find him a new home. Some people assume they will be judged or required to give money when they are faced with no other option but to relinquish their dog or cat to a shelter. This assumption may be a reason why some people choose to drop an animal off after hours.

Paws for Thought

Keira Coutts

One of the main problems with this is that no information regarding the age, health, temperament, social abilities or the name. Finding a new home for your dog or cat is some-

thing that these people do because they love, respect and understand that all creatures deserve to have a home. Yet when they are supplied with no information it makes it very difficult for them to place your dog or cat with the right home. As well, the emotional distress that the dog or cat endures is a reality. Being left alone in a strange place, watching you drive away can and does cause anxiety for your pet. Unfortunately, some dogs escape and there is nothing sadder then finding a chewed leash tied to the shelter door.

Animal shelters, such as Second Chance are not there to judge or punish you, they may ask for a much needed cash donation as they are not able to house, feed, re-home and provide veterinary care without finances. The questions they ask you about you and your pet are used to help them find the best home for your pet. The more information, good and bad increases the odds of them finding a forever home. Nobody wants to give up a pet, but being a responsible pet owner includes insuring you have done all you can.

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 Long’s deportation is shameful

Editorial Water restrictions a sign we need to carefully plan for our future water needs Right now, the City of Nelson is asking residents to restrict their water usage , and that may be an annoyance, but one that only demands people know their house number. See story on page 5) City staff have decided that, rather than wait for there to be a serious water shortage, they would ask us to control our water consumption now. It’s a smart move and one everyone, not just city dwellers, should get used to. For the past few years, we’ve been asked to cut down on our water use and last year’s fires were a frightening sign of just how tinder dry our region can become. There just isn’t as much water around as there used to be. This looks to be a long-term trend and residents and the City have to start planning for long term solutions. There’s barely enough water for the current Nelson population and new and proposed developments are just adding to the water demand. The City has borrowed money and raised water rates to address a $17-million infrastructure deficit, an unfortunate legacy of years of cheap water rates in previous years. That was a step in the right direction but there are many more steps we can take. The City should seriously consider water meters so people pay for what they use. Such meters would encourage conservation. It’s a good idea we should voluntarily pursue, not be forced to adopt when our water source runs dry.

Fish Heads & Flowers

Flowers - to the gentleman who stopped on a busy highway to save a dehydrating turtle and return him to the lake. You are a true hero and a kind heart. - Pleasantly surprised fishergirl Fish Heads - to the jerk who ran a stop sign and almost hit me as I was walking across the street. - Pay attention, or don’t drive! Flowers - to my beautiful wife. Coming up on 4 years married and if it’s even possible, I love you 4 times more now than I did then.

Flowers - and a big thank you to the neighbour for your generous initiative in coming in and turning off our stove. People like you are what community is all about. Without you, we could have been houseless.

Fish Heads - to the person who stole the stone Buddha from my neighbour’s garden and put it in ours. - Shame on you. Flowers - to the gentleman who found my daughter’s cell phone and went out of his way to return it. After a great vacation in Nelson, we’re grateful to be returning to Ontario with it. Flowers - and a big thank you to the neighbour for your generous initiative in coming in and turning off our stove. People like you are what community is all about. Without you, we could have been houseless. Flowers - to the young man who found my watch in the bushes and contacted me from my notice on the bulletin board. The watch was a birthday gift with sentimental value. - Forever Grateful

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Dear editor: Today’s (Tuesday, July 15) decision to reject the appeal of war resister Robin Long has made me ashamed to be a Canadian youth. I just hope my generation will have the nerve to stand up to our neighbour to the south when we are passed down the political reins. I also wish that we’ll be able to protect the rights of immigrants who face harm in their home countries.

Why are the municipal, provincial and federal heads of government choosing to ignore the wants of their constituents, and the rights of war resisters, in our desperate pleas to keep Robin Long and others out of harms way by keeping them here? I just hope the federal government realizes the extent of the damage today’s decision will have, not only on Canada’s international relations, but also

Dear editor: The recent arrest and deportation of Iraq war resister Robin Long has me troubled. It is an anti-democratic slap in the face of the House of Commons and the majority of Canadians who have voiced support for permanent residency for Iraq war resisters. It also constitutes deliberate punishment for an act of conscience. It shouldn’t matter to Canadians that Long and other resisters volunteered for the U.S. military. The world’s largest war machine preys upon the hopeless and the economically disadvantaged, making any promise to get fodder for the cannon. What matters

the views Canadian youth will hold in regards to the political process, and the Conservative Party of Canada overall. Conservative values do not imply idiotic ones. I just hope that on the day I enter the political stream, I’ll be able to stand-up for the rights of War Resisters and those like them. A 17-year-old, ashamed of our governments. Geordi Campos Slocan

is that these courageous soldiers had a change of heart about participating in what is almost universally considered an illegal, unjust war. They should be celebrated, not punished. It’s hard to understand how a minority government could ignore the will of a majority of Canadians and Parliament unless it were trying to both mimic and please its neighbour to the south. At the least it seems like an unwise political move, to hitch your wagon to the presidency which is very likely to become the most disdained and discredited in U.S. history. Jamie K. Donaldson, Nelson

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Street Talk What should visitors to the West Kootenay watch out for?

Watch out for poorly signed intersections. The four-way stop at the base of Baker Street is bad, as is the hill at Vernon and Hall. Branwen Hainsworth, Nelson

New recycling system defeats purpose of recycling Dear editor: Imagine my horror when I went to drop off my recycling across from Maglio’s and found that all the bins were gone. I went to the RDCK to inquire about it and was told that all bins would be removed and we had to buy special plastic bags and cram all that stuff into it. I tried to explain that I was strongly opposed

to having to buy plastic as that defeated the purpose of recycling and that I never take plastic when I go shopping, but carry my own cloth bags. My curbside garbage bags are also recycled. As I was discussing this at the RDCK with a gentleman, another man came out and threatened to call the police if I didn’t get out ASAP. I did not get his

name. What kind of democratic society do we live in? How about giving us a choice? I always separated my recycling and placed them in a cardboard box, emptied the boxes in the appropriate bins and brought the boxes home to be reused. Victoria Chichmanian, Nelson

The ruling class has us divided and conquered Dear editor: The ruling class and their support base in ideology (ideas cranked out by hired middle-class intelligentsia and media) have done it again. They have a brilliant tactic to divide the majority of us – those of humanity who are not drenched in power and property, security and status. The tactic is, pit environmental ethics against social justice movements. Green parties versus socialists. Environmentalism is about the planet and its life. Social justice is about what is equitable for working-class people, the propertyless, women in patriarchy, racial minorities in “white” rich nations, the homeless, the post-colonial Third World, people trapped in war zones.

Not all think social injustice needs government policy. Democracy and free-market capitalism are the solutions in ideology. So the battle is joined. Everyone is guilty of hurting the planet, so never mind your issues of social justice, start saving the planet. Pay carbon taxes, consume less, move into dense cities. China, India, Russia – settle for less prosperity. Control your birthrate. Give up your vehicles. Congratulations, true rulers of humanity. (how many of you are there? 10,000 or less?) Smart politics. Divide and rule, on and on and on. Charles Jeanes, Nelson

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Too hasty and illogical bylaw enforcement for parking. Lisa Winter, Nelson

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Losing your spouse on Baker Street. I’ve been looking for him for an hour. Lorraine Koop, Calgary


July 23, 2008


Flight of the Tiger Moth

Second World War trainer soars over Nelson during Flightfest, taking veteran back 62 years to his training days in same model by Chris Shepherd Flying in the de Havilland Tiger Moth is a little like one might imagine it would be like riding an actual moth: light and fluttery. The vintage aircraft, originally a training aircraft for Second World War pilots was one of the highlights at Flightfest on Saturday, July 19. Owner and pilot Neil Davidson took several army veterans (and Express editor Chris Shepherd) through Nelson’s skies that day. One veteran was John Hall, a physician who practised in the Nelson and Castlegar area. For Hall, flying in the Tiger Moth was a chance to travel back 62 years, back to when he trained in a Tiger Moth in 1946 as a young pilot for the Canadian Navy. When he climbed down from the vintage aircraft his face was beaming as he called out to friends that he felt 60 years younger. The Tiger Moth was

Canadian Forces veteran John Hall peers over the edge of the Tiger Moth as it flies over the Nelson Municipal Airport.

the first aircraft he ever flew, the first of many in what became a life-long passion for Hall. The Tiger Moth has no hydraulics or electronic controls. Through wires running inside the plane, the pilot is in direct control with the flaps and

rudder that steer the Tiger Moth. “It just feels like a piece of your body,” Hall says. “It’s the only plane I’ve ever felt that it was a part of me.” Owner and pilot Neil Davidson was faithful to original design of the 1940

aircraft when he restored it over a 14-year period. The retired helicopter pilot from Kimberly rebuilt its dual wings with sikta spruce, repaired the tube steel fuselage and over it all, stretched cotton fabric. “It’s exactly as it would


have been,” Davidson says. The combination of light weight and two wings makes for an aircraft that effortlessly soars through the air and turns on a dime in seemingly slow motion compared to the modern

aircraft that buzzed and swooped over Nelson. The two cockpits, one behind the other, are open to the air but the combination of slow speed and classic-looking leather skull cap helmets make for a exhilarating but not overwhelming ride through the air. With Davidson at the controls, Hall saw the Nelson house where he grew up and kept an eye out for likely huckleberry patches for picking. Hall lives in Castlegar but calls Nelson home, noting his grandchildren are fifth generation Nelsonites. Hall, who is a director with the B.C. Aviation Council, was grateful for the opportunity to fly in a Tiger Moth once again. He credits the Nelson Pilots Association for putting on a great show that draws plans like the Tiger Moth, and says without Nelson’s airport, such events would never happen and people wouldn’t get to see pieces of Canadian history like the Tiger Moth.

BALDFACE SKIING AD 2X2” The Tiger Moth’s wooden propellor is a blur as the 1940 airplane soars over the Nelson Bridge towards the airport.


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Southern B.C. colleges collaborate on programs, services and planning College of the Rockies, Selkirk College and Okanagan College are collaborating to provide a more integrated approach to offering educational programs and services to students in British Columbia’s southern and south-eastern interior regions. Presidents of the three institutions recently signed a memorandum of understanding that provides the framework for a new working relationship. The agreement will allow the colleges to work

together on program development and delivery, improved transfer arrangements to benefit students, student recruitment and applied research. “Through this agreement, we are better able to co-ordinate what we offer, how we offer it, and to maximize the opportunities for students to access the education they need,” says Marilyn Luscombe, president of Selkirk College. “It is a win for our learners and for our institutions.” Any program or service

agreements developed between the three institutions or among any of the signatories will be covered by separate agreements. Together, the three colleges educated or trained a total of 11,269 full-time equivalent students in 200708. Their regions cover about 12 per cent of the overall area of the province and take in about 12.7 per cent of the province’s population (550,890 of 4.31 million people). – submitted CHRIS SHEPHERD

Vancouver band Mother Mother is headlining next week’s Keep The Beat free concert.

2008 Summer Reading Club The Nelson Municipal Library is firmly into it’s summer reading program and hopes to see some fresh faces for the rest of July and into August. The programs aren’t continuous and organizers encourage people to drop by anytime. The program is open to anyone aged three to 13, and sessions run Monday to Friday and are packed with tons of fun games, crafts,

stories and special guests. The library is also running a theatre program once a week for kids aged 10 to 13. Activities include drama games, skits, improvisation and possibly even a play towards the end of the summer. On Thursday, Aug. 7, 1 p.m. there will be a Bear Aware presentation, an interactive, kid friendly presentation from Joanne

Siderius. Learn all about the bears in this area, what to do if you meet one and how to live in harmony with them. All ages are welcome to take part in the fun. All our programs are free and run until Friday, Aug. 15. For more information on program times, contact Ann or Molly at 352–6333 or – submitted

Youth centre looks for instrument donations

(shortly) offer youth a space and a variety of equipment to enjoy so everyone can learn how to play music together. The Nelson and District Youth Centre is asking the community for donations of musical instruments, cords,

amps, mixers, turntables, violins, fiddles, guitars, bass, mic’s – anything musical at all. People with any of these items collecting dust in the attic can call (250) 352-5656 or drop by at 608 Lake St.

The Nelson & District Youth Centre announced the creation of the musical jam room with the intent to

The beat goes on Third annual music festival organized by local youth by Chris Shepherd

Wednesday, July 30, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Lakeside Rotary Park The music at the third-annual Keep the Beat concert is free but there’s a good reason to donate to the event: the well-being of children in war-torn countries. “It’s a chance to come together as a community for music, but it’s also a chance to be a part of something bigger,” says Zoey Ockenden, one of the group of youth who have organized next week’s festival.

The concert supports War Child Canada, a non-profit organization that works in war zones around the world helping children, including rehabilitating child soldiers, building schools and offering art camps that also educate children about health issues. Keep the Beat draws on the deep, talented pool of local musicians and is drawing a big act from Vancouver, Mother Mother, says Hannah Laurie, local organizer. Confirmed local performers include GemmaLuna, Aspen Switzer, James Lamb,

Zoey Ockenden and Laura Metcalfe. Along with music, there will be information on various groups working in the area and a silent auction featuring locally made art. War Child Canada is also running a workshop for educators on how to bring social and global issues into the classroom. Teachers can contact Gary Ockenden at (250) 352-0188. Artists who would like to donate work to the silent auction or people interested in volunteering can call: 352-3023, 509-1178 or 354-7577.



The ladies of Lake Street ( played by Brooke Feldman, front right, and Molly Sowiak) solicit some “business” from the men (played by Dallas Sauer, front left, and Philippe Collins) of Nelson’s history as they rehearse Red Sky Over Nelson.

True tales of death and destruction in Nelson’s past Thursday, July 31 to Sunday, Aug. 3 and Thursday, Aug. 7 to Saturday, Aug. 9, 8 p.m. at the TNT Playhouse at Ward and Carbonate Streets Death and destruction are front and centre at the TNT Playhouse this summer. The short plays, Bluebell Murder and Red Sky Over Nelson, tell two true stories of a deadly fight over the first mineral claim in the Kootenays and a series of arson attacks which almost led to Nelson’s demise. “At first Death And Destruction seemed like a good overall title,” says Richard Rowberry, “but cooler heads prevailed and we went with the kinder, gentler Red Skies and Bluebells. But either way, they’re terrific stories and go well with the heri-

tage theme of our Summer Performance Festival.” Rowberry wrote the plays 10 years ago for his first youth theatre projects and feels it’s time for a revival. “We’re starting over with a new batch of students and these pieces, calling for the creation of dozens characters, give them a good workout.” Directed by Jane Sinclair, they are presented in the story theatre style driven by a flow of narrative and dialogue combining powerful drama with humour. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students at Eddy Music. Family discounts are available at the door on the night of each performance. – submitted


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Arts & Entertainment

Explore jazz’s roots 17th annual Kaslo jazz festival picks out genre’s history on the banjo by Chris Shepherd

Friday, Aug. 1 to Sunday, Aug. 3 at Kaslo Bay Park Tickets: $60 for regular tickets, $30 for youth (16 to 19), children under 15 are free. Tickets are available at Packrat Annie’s, 411 Kootenay St., Nelson, Sunnyside Naturals, 404 Front St., Kaslo, online at or by phone at (250) 353-7548 As they planned this year’s Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival, organizers explored the genre’s family tree and found a surprising cousin, country. The connection is reflected in this year’s lineup, which features the musical instrument that connects these two seemingly disparate music forms: the banjo. “This year is the year of the banjo,” says Tim Holland, Kaslo’s mayor and the executive director of the festival, now into its 17th year. The banjo, originally an African instrument, is a huge part of bluegrass genre and is found in jazz, Holland explains. The more organizers looked into music’s past, the more they saw the connection between bluegrass and jazz, a connection that gave added meaning to this year’s lineup. The festival starts on Friday, Aug. 1 and the audience will get to see the banjo at its finest, Holland says. The night’s headliner is Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet, and with them is Béla Fleck, a performer Holland says is the number one banjo player in the world. Saturday, Aug. 2 includes a number of well-known bands such as Jesse Cook, who closes down the night. But it’s Sunday that Holland says will be a surprise for music fans. “It’ll be a huge discovery for anyone who goes on Sunday,” Holland says. He’s particularly excited about

Piano Workshop at Kaslo Jazz fest

Saturday, Aug. 2, 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, Kaslo Hilario Durán, sometimes described as a prestidigitative hurricane, will give a free piano workshop. Cuban-born Durán, who now


Bettye LaVette and the rest of the Sunday line up will be a revelation at the festival.

Bettye LaVette, a woman Holland says sings like Tina Turner would if she sang blues. He saw her perform in New York City and was blown away by her performance. “No word of a lie, it was the only concert where this woman tore it up on stage and yet there were people crying in the audience.”

Also playing on Sunday is Cuartoelemento, an Argentinian band making its Canadian premiere in Kaslo. Holland says they’re lucky to have a band come to Canada. Cuartoelemento heads to Festival Vancouver for the Live from Buenos Aires series after Kaslo. For a complete schedule, visit

lives in Toronto, is a faculty member at Toronto’s Humber College, acting as both adjunct piano professor and ensemble director. His current musical projects as leader include The Hilario Durán Trio – a featured group at this year’s Jazz fest – Hilario Durán & Orquesta Havana Remembered and Hilario Durán & His Latin Jazz Big Band.

Piano aficionados will not want to miss this workshop presented the Kaslo Jazz fest and facilitated by the Kaslo Concert Society. There is no charge for the workshop, but donations to the St. Andrew’s Restoration project will be accepted. Further details from David Stewart at (250) 366-4623 or

Morgan Davis

The Wyrd Sisters

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Music in the markets

Thursday, July 24 at The Royal on Baker For nearly four decades Morgan Davis has been on the road travelling across Canada, the United States and Europe. His performances draw from a rich tradition of country blues, as well as his own contemporary songs infused with wit and a large dose of humour. Over the years he has had the privilege of opening for Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, Albert King, John Hammond, Albert Collins and Eric Bibb. A highlight of his career was backing the phenomenal Dr. John. Morgan has shared the stage with Colin Linden, who also produced his second album, James Harmon, Gene Taylor, Sue Foley, Ray Bonneville, Carlos DelJunco and the late Dutch Mason. His multi-award winning release Painkiller won an impressive four awards at the 2004 Maple Blues Awards and not long after took home Canada’s top music prize . . . the Juno for Blues Album of the Year. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Wednesday, July 30 at the Spiritbar Leopardism, the latest release from B.C. mountain jazzers Rabnett 5, is the number one jazz album in Canada according to both Exclaim! and Chart magazines. The band will be gathering in Nelson to prepare, and kick off this summer’s eight-city Western Canadian tour. Known for weaving composition and improvisation into a stew of retro grooves and modern moves, this is “Canada’s Medeski, Martin and Wood.” The band will be supported by Ty West and Terradactagon. Tickets at the door.

Sunday, July 27, 8 p.m. at the Nelson United Church, 602 Silica St. The Wyrd Sisters came together in Winnipeg more than a decade ago to share their love of song writing. Since then they’ve enjoyed performances across the continent, appeared on national and international TV and radio, received three Juno nominations, plus Best Folk Group at the Prairie Music Awards. Although there have been many changes over the years, they still connect to a fan base in a deeply intense and personal way. The “folk” theme of their music content has remained the same in that they speak to their audiences from a place that audiences can easily relate to. The Wyrd Sisters have toned down and keyed up – the intricate and bittersweet three-part harmonies have become more sophisticated. Local shining star Aspen Switzer will do the opening set. Tickets are $15 in advance at Eddy Music or $20 at the door. For more information call Brenda Woolner at (250) 354-0282.

Wednesday, July 23 at the Hall Street Local Market and Saturday, July 26 at the Cottonwood Market This Wednesday, Catherine McGrath will entertain the crowd with traditional European accordion music from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. At the Cottonwood Market Sebastian and Amos Tanguay take the stage. Sebastian returns once again, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., to play a mix of Latino music and a diverse range of covers. Amos Tanguay will play next, from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. He is a folk artist with a mix of originals and traditional favourites that are perfect for a relaxed afternoon.

Arts & Entertainment

Les Misérables

Thursday, July 24 to Saturday, July 26, 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday The 20th anniversary Capitol Theatre Summer Youth Program presents Les Misérables. This year’s performances, directed by Heather Shippit with musical direction from Allison Girvan and choreography by Lynnette Lightfoot, feature a cast of almost 50 local and area youth. The Summer Youth Program takes residence in the Capitol Theatre for the better part of July where in three short weeks the production goes from casting to curtain. The short schedule requires the support of a multitude of local designers and artists. Capitol costume department curator Laurie Jarvis is charged with fitting the entire cast in early 19th Century garb, while other support staff are painting props and building sets. Championed by former theatre manager and current city council member Margaret Stacey, the Capitol Theatre Summer Youth Program boasts an alumnus of over 1,000 former student/actors. The program provides theatre training to youth aged 11 to 19.

Get involved with Shambhala workshop

Thursday, July 24, 2 p.m. at the Youth Employment Resource Centre, 608 Lake St. The Youth Employment Resource Centre continues its popular monthly “So you Wanna” series by showcasing volunteering or working at the Shambhala Music Festival. Join the YERC team and Shambhala organizers for information on getting involved in the festival this year. Call (250) 352-5656 for more information.

Jeremy Down Experience

Friday, July 25, 7 p.m. at the Cedar Creek Café, 5709 Highway 6, Winlaw Silverton singer-songwriter Jeremy Down will pack the creek in Winlaw with his unique brand of folk-rock. A tremendously talented musician assembles some of the best artists in the valley to pull off what

will likely be another soldout dinner show. If you love independent music, mark the night on your calendar, gather your friends and bring your appetite. For additional information contact Paul Kelly at the Cedar Creek Café at (250) 226-7355 For more information about the artist, see, or

Alison Lickley

Saturday, July 26 at the Cedar Creek Café, 5709 Highway 6, Winlaw Join Montreal-based singer songwriter Alison Lickley for an intimate performance at Cedar Creek Café in Winlaw. Her music is regularly played on CBC Radio One, has repeatedly made the top 30 for CHMA Radio, and won her the Mount Allison University ASCAR for SingerSongwriter of the Year in 2005. Allison grew up in Sudbury, Ontario, where she spent her childhood playing music and romping around in the great Northern Ontario woods. She released her independent nine-song debut album, Allison Lickley, in 2001. Allison took the next five years to study and play music in the Canadian Maritimes. Following her studies she moved to Montreal where she released her independent EP, Late September, in October 2006. She has opened for such Canadian talents as Ox, Courtney Wing, and Andrea Revel. Allison currently lives in Montreal, Quebec, where she released her new album, You Might Find Me Here, in 2008.

Shane Philip

Friday, July 25 at The Royal on Baker Swelling in primordial pulses and wholloping whoops, the tacit tones of Shane Philip’s didgeridoo hold the power to still listeners into silence or encourage audiences to rise up in a tribal swell of intoxicating spirit – with sometimes but a heartbeat in between. Meanwhile his hands will be skilfully juggling between shaking up rhythms with his aslatua, driving the dance floor with his djembe and sliding out grooves on his Weissenborn-style guitar

while his foot taps in earthshaking electronic kicks wherever they might fit. He is a one-man show, weaving sounds that inspire audiences anywhere he goes. Borrowing from folk, reggae, blues and beyond, he blurs the boundaries of expectation and music into an altogether unique soundscape. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door.

Free outdoor movie and bike festival

Saturday, July 26, 4 p.m. at Bonnington Regional Park, roughly 15 km west of Nelson This event is a fundraiser for upgrades to the park. Bonnington Park is located in the Corra Lynn Heights subdivision, just off Lower Bonnington Road. The Bike Park Festival starts the day off with bike demonstrations and experts on hand to give kids of all ages hints and tricks for using the park, says Susan Lakeman, one of the volunteer organizers for the event. At 6:30 p.m., an outdoor barbecue will begin. Hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and other treats will be available, and or course no movie would be complete without popcorn. Fresh Air Cinema will erect their giant 20x40 foot screen for the movie which will begin at around 9 p.m. Bring your own chairs and blankets as the movie will be viewed on the grass field. Visit to see what movie will be screened.

Ragnarok music festival

Saturday, July 26, 3 p.m. to 12 p.m. at the Ymir ball park This is a free festival in Ymir. Local acts and live music include 2K0, Malrobo, Alien Sex Tour, Crystel Myth Allstars, Off The Farm Collective, Shawn Stevenson, Pauline Lamb, One Eyed Dave, Bob Caron and more. There will be a parade, face painting, fire dancers, food concessions, crafts, chicken s**t bingo and a beverage garden. Any donations for admission will go to the Ymir Community Association. For more info call (250) 357-9679.

Luscious Beats

Saturday, July 26, 9 p.m. at the Spiritbar Soulfull Saturday returns to the Royal with Luscious Beats, a combination of two of Nelson’s favourite female artists. Local singer, MC, percussionist Melissa Meretsky of Wassabi Collective and DJ, singer, MC, Miss Erica Dee of Dijitalis. These two ladies have put together a project combining elements of soul, house, dance hall, hip hop and more, with a live visual show and original tracks produced by some of B.C.’s finest. The are joined by local special guest Jedisistar Selecta. Tickets at the door for $10.


Saturday, July 26, 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Little Slocan Lodge The one-day outdoor music festival features alternative mountain music. Those attending previous years have been impressed with the calibre and the eclectic mix of music and with the amount of fun they’ve had. Confirmed performers to date are; Juno award winner Sarah Harmer, cowpunk veteran Luther Wright, racy marching band The Wet Secrets, Minnesota speedgrass sensations Trampled by Turtles, accordionist David P Smith, upbeat hip-pop Corwin Fox, country cabaret Carolyn Mark, Portland’s altbluegrass Jackstraw, The Stolen Organ Family Band, and locals The Ramblin Quincys. There will be a food concession and beverage tent, children’s area, lots of shade and free camping. Car camping is permitted in the lot while tent campers can walk their gear in. Festival-goers are asked not to bring dogs or alcohol. Tickets at Eddy Music and various outlets in Slocan, Rossland, Castlegar and Kaslo or reserved by e-mailing info@littleslocanlodge. com. Adult tickets are $50, senior and youth $25. Kids under 12 are free. Visit littleslocanlodge. com for more info.

Kobo Town

Thursday, July 31 at The Royal on Baker Kobo Town is a group whose music draws its inspiration from traditional calypso, roots reggae and dub poetry. Named after the vibrant and turbulent neighbourhood in old Port-of-Spain where calypso was born, the group strives to recover the social conscience, satirical storytelling and strong acoustic/organic rhythms that characterized Trinidadian music in the past. Checkout their website at Nominated Favourite World Artist/Group Or Duo Of The Year by The Indies – the Eighth Annual Independent Music Awards. Kobo Town are on tour performing at Comox Festival and Salmon Arm Roots Festival. This will be an up close and personal concert, a rare chance to experience and dance to true calypso music right from the source of Trinidad. Advance tickets are $10 at Eddy Music, Otter Books and The Royal or call (250) 352-1269 or (250) 352-5224.

Jerry Garcia Tribute

Sunday, Aug. 3, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Ymir Hall David Grisman and the Blugrass Experience are Ymir bound. The band will headline a festival that also includes John Reischmann and the Jaybirds, The Kootenay Grass Co. and more to be announced soon. David Grisman has headlined stages around the world for over 40 years and has had most other musicians open for him, including Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and Jonn Hammond to name two Kootenay folk will recognize. He had recorded five bluegrass albums with Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia before his passing. The show falls between the week of the anniversary of Garcia’s death and birth on August 1. The Ymir Hall will play host to Grateful Dead cover bands after the Grisman outdoor performance concludes, including the Wild Turkeys. Advanced tickets for both are on sale at Eddy Music. More information can be found at www.moun-

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Slocan Valley Clay Collective sale

Friday, July 25, 5 p.m. and Saturday, July 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Slocan Park Hall (beside the Co-op) Stoked and Glazed members are holding their fourth annual show, an exhibition that will showcase an intriguing range of pottery by Stoked and Glazed members Lisa Martin, Pamela Nagley Stevenson, Robin DuPont, Lance Hall and Maureen McEwen. This year’s event also features four guest artists – potters Jim Etzkorn of Abbottsford and Kerri Holmes of Fernie as well as painters Carol Reynolds of Nelson and Nicola McGarry of Revelstoke. Guest artists offer an interesting dimension to the show by presenting new and interesting work and in turn the show provides them the opportunity to gain exposure in a new market place. There will be a wide selection of both functional and decorative pottery at this show. Each potter’s work has a distinct character and the artists will be on hand to explain their chosen methods of making and firing their work. For more information please contact StillPoint Pottery at (250) 226-6876.

Culture crawl on Kootenay Lake

Saturday, July 26 to Sunday, July 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The North Kootenay Lake Arts and Heritage Council presents an Open Studio Weekend. Ten studios and 13 artists from Queen’s Bay to Johnson’s Landing will be “at home” to visitors on both days. Most North Kootenay Lake craftspeople work in studios in or close to their homes. These are places of inspiration and production located in town as well as at the ends of dirt roads and they reflect the dynamic process that produces a finished work of art. Customers have the opportunity to speak to the artist directly and may buy or order work during this unique event. Open Studio brochures and maps will be available at local businesses, motels and restaurants. For further information call (250) 366-4623 or sjdks@direct. ca,


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Things to know about cholesterol I recently heard on the radio that cholesterol medications are now being prescribed to many children in Canada. This led me to consider why high cholesterol levels are endemic in our culture Cholesterol is a component of the membrane of all the cell walls in our body. It also insulates nerve fibres and is used by the body to make hormones. However, excess cholesterol causes heart disease. LDL – bad cholesterol – can, in part, be controlled by diet. Animal products are the only direct source of cholesterol – other fats are converted by the liver into cholesterol. Be aware of the packaging on the food you buy. If the label says “no cholesterol” this is meaningless because the product may contain fats that will be converted into cholesterol in the body. The drugs of choice for high cholesterol – the statins – can be effective but they can have side effects. My mother has high LDL levels and lowered them with a statin drug, but she also developed muscle pain and weakness indicative of statin induced muscle cell toxicity. This is not a common side effect but the medication must be stopped immediately to prevent kidney damage. Medication is not the answer for everyone – we need to consider the role that lifestyle plays in raising cholesterol levels.

Exploring Health

Sandra Mason

If the label says “no cholesterol” this is meaningless because the product may contain fats that will be converted into cholesterol in the body. There has been a clear link made by researchers at University College London between stress and high blood cholesterol levels. It is thought that stress causes the body to produce more energy in the form of fatty acids and glucose and this requires the liver to produce more LDL cholesterol. We live in a culture fuelled by coffee, fast food and irregular meals. When our children start to manifest the same pathologies as adults it is time to question our cultural practices for their benefit as well as our own.

Sandra Mason is a registered acupuncturist in Nelson. For questions or information she can be contacted at semason 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.




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 Spa .............. 352-3280 Claudia Kavcic, RAC, at Mountain Waters Spa352-3280 Sandra Mason, RAC ............................................... 551-0110 Michael Smith, Dr. TCM, 10 years experience352-0459 Marion Starr, Dr. TCM ............................................ 352-9890



Feldenkrais Method

Susan Grimble, Classes & Private Sessions....................... 1-888-366-4395 Judy Katz, GCFP, Private & Group Lessons .... 352-3319 Physical Problems & Nothing has worked. Experience Ease & Grace. Lessons are $40. Call Hilary..... 354-7616

Hair Care

Front St. Hair Studio, The Key to Beauty ........ 354-1202


Janice Poloway, Certified Iridologist, Herbalist551-4528

Michele P. Greco, Ayur. Practitioner, RMT, AAHE ............ 352-5343


Art Therapy

Margo MacLaren DHom ...................................... 354-7072


Thai, Jin Shin Do, dance, Qi Gong, Bliss. Marisa .............

A Touch Of Aloha, Lomi, Cranio, Struct’l, Sports ...229-4424 Armonia Soma Massage, Hot stones & Swedish Massage354-7553 Ginger Joy Rivest, Neuro Somatic Therapy ..... 505-4284 Jennifer Johnston RMT .......................................... 551-1197 Palliative Massage Course, July 4-11............. 1-800-611-5788 Power Essentials, True Aromatherapy & Massage505-4144 Rub It In, Mobile/Studio, Deep T., Neuro, Sports352-6804 Thai Massage, Mina Palmer, CTT at Shanti Yoga .352-7703



Clearwater Art Therapy ........................................ 505-1100 Sharon O’Shea, Astrological Readings ........... 352-2455

Body Piercing

Aura & Chakra Biofeedback/Bodywork, Homo Divinus ............... 505-5067



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

Chiropractic McKenzie Community Chiropractic ................ 352-1322

Barbara Gosney, CCH, RSHom, DHom, 2102 Creek St354-1180

Massage Services

Tara Stark, RD, Nutrition Counselling .............. 505-9854


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



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


Karen Hornby, RN, BSN. 507 Baker St., #210 . 509-1850

Counselling & Consultation

Deidra Corbeil, RST at Mountain Waters Spa 352-3280 Kimberly Davitsky, RST at Shalimar Spa......... 354-4408

Richard Klein, Stress Reduction Coach ........... 352-3280 Hydrotherapy, Living Foods, Coaching .......... 352-6419

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While the label may so no cholesterol, that doesn’t mean you cholesterol won’t go up after eating it.

Carmen Carter, MEd, RCC, Play & Art Therapy .................... ......354-4485 Miriam M. Martineau, MA, Integral Counselling ............ 505-8170 Dienna Raye, MA, Counsellor & Life Coach ... 352-1220 Lee Reid, MA, RCC, Addictions & Trauma ...... 352-3870 Sally Shamai, MEd, RCC, EMDR and more ........................



Social Work

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


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Briefly July Is Our Daily Bread’s month of fundraising

Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 in front of Wal-Mart Our Daily Bread is partnering with Wal-Mart in an effort to raise financial support, through hot dog sales, for the daily operations of Nelson’s only hot-lunch program. There will also be raffle tickets, sold by the sales associates at Wal-Mart, for a computer from Phoenix Computers and a stainless steel barbecue from WalMart. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. The draw will be held on Thursday, July 31. Our Daily Bread, located at 812 Stanley Street, runs five days per week year round and is almost completely run by volunteers. Our Daily Bread is a barrierfree environment that is open to anyone. Organizers ask guests to leave their pets at home. To support Our Daily Bread or join the team of volunteers, contact Niel Courtoreille at (250) 352-7700, office@kootenaychristi or feel free to stop in for lunch.

Comprehensive retreat for people with food issues

Sunday, Aug. 10 to Wednesday, Aug. 20 in Nelson It’s not about food. It’s about the power of touch at this comprehensive retreat for people who face problems with food. Christine Sutherland was a compulsive overeater and bulimic in her twenties and thirties. Today she has 20 years of recovery behind her. On her healing journey, Sutherland developed a successful way of eating and living that saved her life. For 10 days this August, Sutherland will share her experience and knowledge for the first time in the 10-day retreat, It’s Not About Food. This retreat is one of two in this year’s Power of Touch Summer School series organized to spread the message of massage. Celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the co-founding of the Sutherland Chan School of Massage, Sutherland continues

to blaze ahead with her belief that by teaching individuals to massage those around them, the world can be saved – one massage at a time. For more information visit or contact Sutherland at 1-800611-5788 or (250) 505-4277 info@

Bellyfit Live

Tuesday, July 29, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Moving Centre, 533A Baker St. Experience the Fusion Fitness System designed just for women that is sweeping the nation, with creator and master trainer Alice Bracegirdle and musical guru DJ Rowan. Bellyfit incorporates belly dance, bhangra, bollywood and African dance influences as well a little yoga and pilates to give dancers a calorie burning, stress relieving, incredibly fun workout. Bring running shoes, a yoga mat and water. All levels welcome. $12 pre-registration, $15 with no pre-registration.

Call Heather at (250) 354-0492 to pre-register.

Capoeira at the youth centre

Every Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Nelson and District Youth Centre, 608 Lake St. Capoeira – the Brazilian martial art – will be offered at the Youth Centre every Wednesday starting July 23. Get a physical workout, train to the rhythms of Brazil and have some fun. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to join these free classes. Wear comfortable, flexible clothes. For more info contact Gabriel at (250) 352-1685.

Pura Vida Foundation slideshow and presentation a success

The Pura Vida Foundation hosted an emotional evening on Thursday, July 10 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. The evening

began with a slideshow of Nathan Beninger’s new photos, which illustrated the extreme poverty he has witnessed throughout Latin America as well as the exploited young girls the foundation is working to open a new shelter for in Cusco, Peru. Following that presentation were two documentaries – Carla Sinclair’s My Brother and Me and Beninger and Grant’s Through Their Eyes. For those who missed the evening or would like to see the documentary again, it will be available shortly for rent at Reo’s Videos in Nelson. This fundraiser raised over $2,700 and had about 150 people in attendance. The money will assist with opening a new shelter for marginalized and exploited young girls of Cusco, Peru and surrounding areas. Pura Vida’s goal is to raise $100,000 within the next few years in order to own a shelter for marginalized and exploited young girls. Please visit the Pura Vida website at for further information.

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HOT OFF THE PRESS! Wednesday, July 23rd from 12-4 p.m. The Habondia Lending Society invites all women to the Nelson & District Women’s Centre (420 Mill St.) for the launch “The New Empower Your Financial Life Handbook”. For more information, please call Michelle Mungall at 5510671. See you there!

Art I NEED YOUR UNWANTED, FREE, LEFTOVER acrylic & latex paints. Contact Devon at 505-0641. Peace. NAOMI WOODS PAINTINGS plus art supplies Saturday, July 26 9-2. Studio 6971 Beggs Road, Balfour. Turn at firehouse. FOR SALE. POTTERY WHEEL. Estrin kick/electric combination, good condition. $300. Ph. 250-825-4711.

Business Opportunities THE UPS STORE® - franchise opportunity available. Join Canada’s largest network of neighbourhood business service centres. To learn more visit or call 1-800-661-6232. WORK AT HOME ONLINE - Start a real home-based business. Work when you want. Apply online and start today! BE THE FIRST in your community to own your own eco-friendly aromatherapy cleaning business. Excellent income. Includes training, website, supplies, equipment. $3900. www. $ ENERGISER VENDING $ Amazing energy gum & mints with natural ingredients. Incredible cash income. Protected territories. For free brochure & samples call now 1-800-6611832 BEVERAGE CONCESSION BUSINESS, smoothies, coffee, concession trailer, commercial blenders, freezers, coffee machine, and more. 354-4333. URBAN RAGZ, contemporary womens & junior clothing boutique “for sale” complete inventory, racks, hangers, display cases. 355-2489.

Car Pool Mon-Sat any or all days. Leave Winlaw 8 a.m. return from Nelson 5:45 p.m. 250-226-7397 evenings.

Career Training TRAIN FOR A NEW CAREER in medical transcription. Work from home. 99% employment rate. Contact CanScribe today for a free information package. 1-800-466-1535. www.

Children ENTHUSIASTIC 12 YEAR OLD available to babysit! Call Brynn at 3540575. Thank You!!


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FOR SALE: EXERSAUCER $30. Baby Bjorn $100. Angelcare monitor $45. Call 352-2150. CHARMING DARK WOODEN CRIB. Makes a beautiful addition to baby’s room. Can convert to toddler’s bed/daybed and then double bed. Mattress not included. Never used! $350. 352-3371. LOOKING FOR SINGLE STROLLER with bike attachment. Please call Sophia at 352-2116. BABY BACKPACK CARRIER. ‘Vaude’, German made. 3 months & up. No better carrier! Paid $330, sell $180. 505-6600. MOM TO BE IS SEEKING unwanted baby items and clothes, toys etc. 250-354-7191.

WANTING TO QUIT SUGAR/ COFFEE/BINGING/PURGING? Join Christine Sutherland’s August 10-20 retreat: It’s Not About Food! 1-800611-5788. WYRD SISTERS COMING TO NELSON! Sunday July 27th at 8 p.m. at Nelson United Church. Tickets $15 advance at Eddy Music, $20 door. Call 354-0282 for information. QUANTUM TOUCH, the power to heal, 2 day workshop. July 26 & 27 in Nelson. Contact Ani McDowell 250428-5116 for details.

PIC NIK TABLE, cedar wood, excellent condition $200. 352-5456. “WE’RE BACK” - BENT IRONWORKS for all your ornamental needs. Custom Metal designs for home and garden. Welding repairs. Steve or Cindy 352-7092/354-9448.


GARAGE (ESTATE) SALE CASTLEGAR, 1683 Ridgewood Drive (Woodland Park on river, across railway tracks below Castleaird Plaza). Sat. & Sun. July 26 & 27 9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. Mon. July 28 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Quality antiques, collectibles, vintage. Hobby and office supplies; kitchen wares, small appliances. Gardening, snow and workshop tools. Lawn furniture and home furnishing. Books, linens and ladies clothing. Dealer inquiries entertained by email up to 5 p.m. Fri. July 25. GARAGE SALE: lots of free stuff as well. 515 West Houston Street in Rosemont. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, July 27.

FREE: Eaton Viking washer & dryer. 352-9871.

Help Wanted



PRINTER: HPB1980 art/photo prints to 13”x19”. 3rd party inks available. $450 obo. Doug 250-354-4925 GREAT DEAL! PC game Crysis for $20. 354-8547

PINE LOFT BED from Country Furniture with mattress $250, desk with drawers $20. 229-5632.


LARGE, SOLID WOOD, 5-drawer desk for sale. $100. 226-7288.

ALLELUIA! After two years of preparations, including 7 months of intensive study in Europe, the Sunship dance troupe is returning to Nelson for the premier of “Alleluia: /Dances of the Fourth Way Dervishes/” a ceremonial demonstration of sound and movement from diverse mystic traditions, ancient and contemporary. Capitol Theater, Nelson BC, Thursday July 31st, at 7:30 pm. Tickets $10. COMPASSIONATE Communication Workshop Aug 3rd Experiential Introduction with certified Nonviolent Communication trainers Melody and Eric. Call 250-354-4224 to register. RETREAT FOR YOUNG WOMEN Peace and Power: Women’s Wisdom in the World. Held by a collective of women in Nelson. Morning workshops and afternoons of creative expression. Aug 11-15 To Register Contact Melody 250-354-4224.

SEARS SINGLE MATTRESS & BOX SPRING on legs. Perfect condition, never used. $50 obo. 354-4415.

TABER TIMES REQUIRES reporter/photographer for four-person newsroom. Duties include general assignments and layout work. Send resume to Garrett Simmons at SLAVE LAKE Sobeys requires experienced Meat Cutter. Wages on experience, $16. to $18.50 and benefits. Contact Sandy at 780-849-3678 or fax 780-849-3839. SHARE YOUR passion for motorcycle maintenance and repair. NAIT Fairview, Alberta needs instructors with your journeyman motorcycle mechanic skills. Call Now 1-888-9997882 or email: TECHNICIANS REQUIRED. $5000. signing bonus. $40./hour diesel, $37./ hour general. 20 minutes from Calgary. Byron Smith Ford Sales, Strathmore, Alberta; Reply: Phone 403-934-2100. WANTED LOG TRUCK drivers with 2 years experience pulling Super B trailer. 8 full-time positions. Pre employment drug test required. Send resume to 780-525-2991 or by email: For additional information call 780-525-2110. JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN and/or Inst. Tech. wanted SE Sask. Provincial parks, lakes, golfing, fishing, etc. South East Electric Ltd., Box 1238, Carlyle, SK S0C 0R0. Fax: 306-453-2022. southeastelectric@ NANNY REQUIRED. Home in Sproule Creek requires experienced nanny for 3 children. 354-0580. SUPPORT WORKER: Community Connections is seeking applications for part time Support Workers in Nelson. Includes weekends. Previous experience providing person centered support and assisting with personal care is preferred. Interested applicants should send their resumes to: email (preferred): mail: CCSS PO Box 373 Nelson, BC V1L 5R2 Applicants must have strong personal values based on self-determination, dignity and autonomy for all individuals. ELECTRICIANS: Tolko Industries Ltd. is a forest products company with marketing, resource management and manufacturing operations throughout Western Canada looking for Electricians in our Merritt, BC Division. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being a part of our community please visit our website at: and submit your resume by July 31, 2008. VADIM KRISTOPHER HAIR SALON is currently looking for a talented stylist with 4 or more years experience to join our team. Contact Robin 352-6700. ADDITIONAL INCOME! Mystery Shoppers and Exit Interviewers needed for retail stores, gas bars and banks in most areas. Post-secondary students welcome. No fees. Application:


VINTAGE SOFA & CHAIRS, wood on arms, recently recovered, $900. Open to reasonable offers. 505-2174.

SINGLE STRAW BALE BED. Exc. condition, original wood, imported from Switzerland. $250. 352-1190. CD/CHINA CABINET, solid fir, custom made $800. Scandinavian china cabinet, 3 sections, solid pine $1500. 359-5962. TWO AUTHENTIC BARCELONA CHAIRS with ottomans for sale. Black leather. Excellent condition. 359-6803. OUTDOOR PATIO DINING SET. Includes 6 chairs, dining table, 2 footstools. Beige. Excellent condition. $425. 825-3435.

House Sitting EXPERIENCED HOUSE, PET, GARDEN SITTER with excellent local references. I’m available July 26 onward. 250-354-4485. EXPERIENCED N/S PROF. FEMALE is available to housesit/petsit short/ long term. Refs. available. 250-3084084, email:

Lost & Found LOST: GREY LULULEMON HOODIE. Left at El Taco in Nelson on July 7. Reward. 825-4430. FOUND ON BAKER STREET. Bell, Blackberry cell phone. Pick up at 610 Baker, Instaloans, 505-5626. REWARD: RUNAWAY GRAY & WHITE CAT. Last seen around Valhalla Apartments. Pink leash & harness. 505-5452. FOUND: WORK PANTS on 6th Street. Call to identify. 352-9596. LOST: DOG LEASH, leather, almost new, will give reward. Sentimental value! 352-7126. LOST: A&L NYLON STRING PARLOUR GUITAR. Left at Kokanee Creek Park July 13. Jay 352-9908. REWARD FOR RETURN OF BLUE MOTOROLA Razor cell phone. Lost around Rosemont/Selkirk College area. 250-354-7140. LOST “CROOKED” SKATEBOARD, Sunday, July 6, 2008 in front of Tribute. Substantial reward offered. 551-0597.

Misc. for Sale START EARLY, mixed firewood for sale $125 a pickup truck load. 3544741 or 505-7917. WOODGRAIN STEREO CABINET, $25. Panasonic microwave, $20. Queen size black velvet bedspread, $50. 229-4415. VINTAGE Upholstered Armchair, beige/taupe/cream colour, good condition $175. Champion juicer as new $125. Phone 352-7643. PROFESSIONAL DRYWALL STILTS. Paid over $500, first $250 takes. Jim 825-0062 DOUBLE SOFA BED FOR SALE. Good condition, excellent mattress, cream with floral. $150. Sherri 352-6250 NEW ABS EXERCISER, 1/2 price. New dumbbell weight set, $20. New king size mattress pad cover, 1/2 price. HD Blender, $10. Patio table, $10. Nice woodgrain entertainment centre, 22x49x53, $75. Wanted: 4 or 6 kitchen chairs on castors. 352-1744 AMERICAN STANDARD TOILET. “Standard Collection”, white, $100. 304-3535. KENMORE HEAVY DUTY DRYER, $75, excellent condition. Call: 250825-0189. ANTIQUE LOVESEAT, $400 obo. Porta-potti, $75 obo. 229-4544. FORD 8N TRACTOR, needs TLC [serious only]. Makita lithium-ion drill. 352-1619. WHITE WEDDING GOWN, size 10, $75. Wet Suit $35. Ph. 352-7144. WETSUIT, TRIATHLON, O’NEILL, full arms & legs, size large, $125. O’Neill hood, small, $25. 352-5211. 52” RCA HDTV, paid $1200asking $800. Sony 100w surround sound. Paid $800, asking $600. Phone 3598189.


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Misc. for Sale ELECTRIC STOVE in good working condition. $60. Micro-Convection oven. Works great. $30. 229-4957. KENMORE UPRIGHT FREEZER, white, like new, $200. Call 352-2194. AUTO SHELTER, like new. $150. 354-7772. CLOTHES DRYER, electric Kenmore heavy duty, metal tub, harvest gold $35. 352-3014. 1939 MCLEARY WOOD COOKSTOVE, good shape, water reservoir, white enamel, $900 obo. Local p/u. 250-304-4558. OAK TABLE WITH 2 LEAVES and 4 chairs. $150. Black faux leather couch $10 obo. 352-0532. UPRIGHT WOODS FREEZER for sale. 350 L (12.4 cubic ft.) Works well. $50 obo. 352-2761. YAMAHA STEREO, CD, speakers $150. Rough pine, birch boards, offers? Patio table, chairs, $125. 3520532. GRANITE SLABS, various sizes & colours. 505-5542. GAS FIREPLACE $100 good condition; 2 kerosene heaters $25 each. 250-229-4563 view at 4 OLD WOODEN chairs, $22 each. Glider rocker, $40. Dresser, $75. China cabinet, $90. 359-7756. TELEVISION 19” GE, 5 years old, like new, $50. 354-3679. 2 WOODEN BABY GATES, adjustable, 3 1/2’ & 5 1/2’. Doll house. Auto shelter, $150. Bathroom sink/faucet $50. 352-0306.


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4-15” DODGE TRUCK RIMS w/w/ tires, TV antenna for Slocan Valley, free barbed wire. 250-359-7677. NEW SONICARE REPLACEMENT TOOTHBRUSH HEADS for use with older Advance series handles, $20/pr. 352-6762. LEATHER ROCKER, good condition $50. Lazyboy (small), excellent condition, $125. Phone Donna 352-1193 VINTAGE RECORD PLAYER/RADIO UNIT. 1940’S Grundig Fleetwood model. $300. 250-359-7942. 80W SOLAR PANEL with solar charge controller. Paid $800, asking $500. Contact Bill at 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. A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad credit, don’t sweat it. No deposits. No credit checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today. Toll-free 1-866-884-7464. 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;

WANTED: SET OF BUNK BEDS. Call my cell 403-392-6309. WANTED: FREE, USED HAND POWER WHEELCHAIR, any condition. 505-5042. MY POND PUMPS DIED. Looking for your free unwanted or broken pond pumps. Contact 352-5518. WANTED: GOOD QUALITY used futon & frame. Call 352-2320. RESPONSIBLE AND SUPER CLEAN COUPLE looking to rent RV/Trailer August 4-12, references available. 250-505-5366. ROOFTOP CARGO BOX for carrying skis and stuff. Not using one? let’s make a deal! 354-0207. WANTED: OLDER DIGITAL CAMERA for our daughter to take pictures with. $40 or less. 353-2463. WANTED LEGO: Small Legos for my son. 250-505-5337.

VERY CUTE, 11-WEEK OLD, free to good home, kitten. Due to allergies must go. 354-1754. WANTED: SMALL, MIXED breed, free, female puppy. 505-7491. FREE KITTENS. 352-2078. CHAMP, THE SLOCAN PARK DONKEY, needs a new home. Handsome, friendly, 12 yr old male. 250-226-7821. HEELER WHEELER DEALER, 1 blue male, 2 white females. 3 months. 250-226-0023. ONE BACO WIRED HORSE PADDOCK available at Paradise Ranch. Trails/tack room, round pen , arena, lessons. 355-2489. LAYING HENS WANTED. Please call 359-6894. WANTED: medium to large outdoor farm dog. 353-2043. LEOPARD GECKO, large 1 1/2 year old. 3 tanks, heat pad, $80. 359-8189

$500$ LOAN SERVICE, by phone, no credit refused, quick and easy, payable over 6 or 12 installments. Toll free: 1-877-776-1660. EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER & ORGANIZER. Housecleaning, rental clean-up, declutter. Natural products, local references. Nelson, North Shore. Jenn 505-1822. MONUMENTAL STONE WORKS Custom headstones/monuments. Portable sandblasting. Cleaning and re-highlighting. Glass etching. Pet Memorials - proceeds to SPCA. 3540988. PAINTER FOR HIRE, no job too small. Experienced, reference. Call Keith 354-7770. 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: TRUCK FOR HIRE. Will do dump runs, moving, etc. Patrick 505-0612.

WOMENS KONA CINDERCONE MTN. BIKE in very nice condition, $450 obo. 250-359-2238. MINI MOUNTAINEER NORCO BIKES. One silver, one purple. $100/ ea or obo. 229-2329. DOUBLE KAYAK RIGOT, with 2 wooden paddles and 2 life jackets. 352-9275. FOR SALE, 2006 DEVINCI STOCKHOLM BIKE. Good condition. $250 or best offer. Contact email: ADAMS GOLF CLUBS, woods 1,3,5, hybrids 4,5,6,7, irons 8,9,p,s, putter. 229-4644.

Music & Dance CD & DVD DUPLICATION, direct to disc printing and graphic design located in Nelson: www.shortyburns. com 352-BURN(2876) FRIENDS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC informal soirees for music aficionados. 505-5583. ARMSTRONG FLUTE $250, Bonmusica violin shoulder rest $25. 352-1925. KLINE PIANO. Nice sound. $850, will consider offers. 354-7368. VICTORIA STREET STRINGS all level string players welcome. 505-5583 ARIA ACOUSTIC-ELECTRIC GUITAR. Built in tuner. Paid $450, asking $200. Call Brittany 509-1980.

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. INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen income tax consultant, 250-542-0295. 30 years income tax experience, 8.5 years with Revenue Canada. Fax 250503-2178. Email

NIKKI’S AUTO DETAILING. Wash, vac, shampoo, detail, wax. No job too big or small. 250-608-1528. 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.

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. www. BUILDINGS FOR SALE! “Beat next substantial increase!” 20x30x12 $6000. 25x40x14 $10,200. 30x50x14 $11,400. 35x56x16 $15,500. 40x60x16 $19,900. 50x140x19 $52,000. 60x100x18 $41,500. Others. Pioneer since 1980....1-800668-5422.

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

2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING SEDAN. 4 door, auto, power locks, windows, seat, a/c. $9800. Call 226-7146. DODGE NEON 1998, excellent gas mileage, great condition, $4500, 193000 km, winter tires included. 352-7879.

1992 SEARAY SUNDANCER 230 with tandem trailer, $22,000. For details see or call Ron 1-250-878-7070. 1982 SEARAY SRV 255 COMMAND BRIDGE, fresh water only, $31,500. For details see or call Ron at 1-250-878-7070. 18’ OPEN ALUMINUM BOAT, factory built trailer, needs good clean-up, no motor. Best offer. 354-4942. 21’ CABIN CRUISER, deep haul, new interior, rebuilt motor, n/s. See pictures at 250426-8804. 14 FT 50 HP W/TRAILER. New tires & rims. Motor needs work. $550 obo. 551-5639.

27 X 8.5 R14 LIGHT TRUCK steel belted radial tires. Mud & Snow. New. $60 each. 250-352-6399.

1972 VW WESTFALIA. Pop-top but no fridge/stove. Body and engine in good shape. $2200. 505-5711. 2003 JEEP RUBICON, auto, 70,000 km, hardtop, awesome 4x4 lots of extras. $16,500 obo. Amber 352-0376 1991 FORD F150 4x4. New snow tires, steel roof-rack, recent tune-up, sell separately, $1000. 352-6662 eves. 1964 FORD TRUCK, in good solid order, needs some TLC. Make me a reasonable offer. 359-6859. 1998 CARAVAN, economical , great shape, 180 K, 30 mpg $3500. Ph. 352-9512. TOYOTA LANDCRUISER, 1987, diesel, 2-door, BJ70, $2500 obo. 505-3905 ‘92 NISSAN PATHFINDER, $500 obo. 505-6205. 1998 CARAVAN, economical minivan, great shape, 180K, 30 mpg. $3600. Ph. 352-9512. 1995 TOYOTA 4RUNNER ‘Sequoia Edition’. Mint condition. Runs perfect. 194,000 km. Fully-loaded, leather, sunroof. $7900. 505-6600. 1987 BLUE DODGE CARAVAN, mechanically good, new-ish back door, $2,000 obo. Call 352-6570. 1972 VOLKSWAGEN WESTFALIA. Camperized pop-top but no fridge/ stove. Body & engine in good shape. $2200. 505-5711. 1986 DODGE caravan work van, runs well, needs fender and door. 352-3248.

235/85-16 TRUCK TIRES, $40/pair. 11R-24.5, 4 for $200. All with rims. 359-8020.



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2007 FORD FOCUS ZX5 hatchback, 33,000 km, SES model, 5 sp, excellent fuel economy. $15,500. 509-0353 1991 TOYOTA COROLLA, new brakes, newer clutch and radiator, well maintained, 280,000 km. $1,800. 229-5280 ‘86 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA, ‘92 engine. $1500 obo. 551-3311. ‘96 MERCURY TOPAZ. Low km, mint condition, $2400 obo. 551-3311. ‘95 MERCURY SABLE, auto, $2200 obo. Must sell. Fully loaded,137k, no rust. 551-2413. 1998 CHRYSLER INTREPID, great condition. Newly fixed. $3000 obo. Call 505-0141. ‘98 SUBARU OUTBACK, AWD, limited edition, leather, 8 new tires w/rims, a/c, 6 cd. Great condition, new engine. $11,000. 352-1177 or 352-5110. 2004 PONTIAC SUNFIRE. Excellent condition. Good on gas. 75,000 kms. 5-spd manual. $8200 obo. 505-7621 1992 CIVIC, very smooth ride, body needs tlc, lots of new parts. $1500 obo. 551-8484.

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2002 VW PASSAT. Immaculate, high performance, V6, tiptronic auto/manual transmission. Summer & winter tires, leather, heated seats, AC, sunroof, 130,000 km, one loving owner. Asking $11,750. Call 505-4658 or e-mail

Sleds/Bikes 1998 KLR650, 1993 KLR250, 1990 Suzuki Sidekick, each $3000 obo. 1986 Glendale motorhome, $10,000. 825-9320. ‘94 HARLEY DAVIDSON FXR, excellent condition, many extras. 25,000 kms, custom paint, $14,000 obo. 509-1970

Tires/Parts/Other SET OF 4 LOCK NUTS w/key (12x1.5), 12 mag nuts (12x1.5), $25. 365-3538. COMPLETE 454 ENGINE on propane with turbo. 400 auto transmission. Asking $1500, runs great. 505-5005

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1985 CARVER 3227 CONVERTIBLE. Owner eager to sell, reduced $30,000 from last year, $49,900. For details see or call Ken at 1-250-308-9177. CANOE, WEDCO, plastic, very stable good condition, 12 feet. $140. 352-5456. 18’ SANGSTER, 175 MERCRUISER, 500 hours, trailer, needs starter, 1980, $3200. 354-0443. FULL RAFT PACKAGE: 13 1/2’ Hyside Outfitter Pro (whitewater, floats, expeditions, fishing), NRS rowing frame, oars, paddles, lifejackets, misc. $3400 obo (replacement well over $7000). 352-3720.

Recreational 2004 FLAGSTAFF 8 FT TENT TRAILER, sleeps 6, fridge, stove, heated mattresses, immaculate. $6300. 352-0928. 1992 DUTCHMEN TRAVEL TRAILER, 25’, separate bdrm, full bath, a/c, awning, very clean. Phone 250-226-7146.

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THINKING OF SELLING? Get a FREE, no obligation market evaluation of your home. Call 354-8409 WATERFRONT LOT. Fully serviced with pristine views of Kootenay Lake/ Mountains. Asking $399k. Call Brent 604-715-9181. CUTE 3 BEDROOM, Rosemont. Features wood floors, new kitchen, great views, beautiful gardens, perfect location. 352-9235 400 STEPS TO THE BEACH. 2 bedroom heritage house, studio, fruit trees. 318 Lake Ave., Silverton. Call for info: Stefan at 250-226-7112 Diane at 250-200-0245. THE HEART OF PASSMORE, Slocan River, waterfront acre. Buried services at lot line. $212k. 226-6860. SOLID 6 BEDROOM. Outbuildings, 8 acres, near Nelson. Furnished main floor, rental income $1000/mo. - mortgage helper. 505-2060. BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED HERITAGE FAMILY HOME in Slocan Village for sale. Safe community, excellent school, pristine recreation. Asking $365,000. 355-2440

LAND FOR SALE. Large acreage north of Slocan City. Water access and views. Contact TWO RARE PROPERTIES FOR SALE at 4-Mile: Beautiful lake view, creek, underground services, sunny, level, private, partially treed, ready to build. $230,000, $240,000. 354-7741 OPEN HOUSE: July 26. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 111 Richards St., Nelson. 3+ bdrm, dbl garage, studio, 4 lots. Asking $489,000. View for more info. Or call 250-354-4580.

LUXURY VACATION RENTAL, furnished. Available September. $2000 p/month. 1 year lease. 250-352-9133. NICELY RENOVATED THREE BEDROOM HOUSE in Fairview. $1500/month + utilities. Available Aug 15/08. Cary at 250-505-6282. LARGE, TRANQUIL SETTING. Artists studio, self-contained, close to downtown. $300 + heat in winter. Must See. Innessa 505-0621. 1 BEDROOM APT. No pets! No smokers! $800 mo. Incl. utilities etc. 250-352-7884. LARGE, FURNISHED, BUS FOR RENT. Quiet, clean, responsible person. No pets/smoking. Working person please. 357-9905. 3 BEDROOM, 1 bathroom, Uphill. Beautiful view, close to school & park. Garage & basement. $1650. Flo, 354-3118.

FEMALE LOOKING FOR ROOM. Money & work trade. Gardener & chef. Tyytler at 352-9876. SINGLE, MIDDLE-AGED MAN seeks affordable room in Nelson. Responsible, quiet, pleasant. Call Ralph 352-9876. RESPONSIBLE, CLEAN, respectful female with cat seeks downtown apartment or something relatively close, asap. 352-5380 TWO CLEAN, QUIET, RESPONSIBLE ROOMMATES need affordable accommodation in Nelson near bus route. Bruce 352-9876. MALE, 40’S, CLEAN, QUIET, RESPONSIBLE, drug free, helpful. Affordable accommodation needed in Nelson. Abdi 352-9876.

CLEAN, RELIABLE, SINGLE YOUNG WOMAN requires affordable housing in town. Offering childcare. Leah 352-9876. 22 YEAR RESIDENT. Responsible, clean, mature, requires 2 bedroom $500-$700/mo. Including utilities, w/d access, small deck or patio. 3540471.

2 BEDROOM, 1 BATHROOM in a quiet location in Fairview at 407 6th St. 1000 sq. ft. & is ronovated extensively w/new drywall, refinished hw floors, new appliances, 200 sq. ft. sundeck & garden. $312,000 obo. Phone 354-2007. LOWER ROSEMONT, large fenced, flat yard. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1000 sq. ft. up, 1000 sq. ft. down. Large deck, great view, off-street parking. Quiet neighbourhood, close to schools, parks & golf. $339,000. 354-7693.

Recreational Property FAMILY GETAWAY ON GREEN LAKE in the Cariboo. 4 bedrooms, family room, hot tub, dock, gourmet kitchen. Ann Chiasson 604-932-7651. $995,000 - below replacement.

Rentals SMALL STUDIO, about 270 sf. Partially furnished, shaw internet. Jam factory. $450/mon. Call Ian, 345-8954 1 BR SUITE, DT WINLAW. Private entrance. $550/mo inc. utilities. Kids OK. NS. Contact Paul 250-226-7355 LARGE HOME ON 8 ACRES to share. Rent negotiable. North Shore, 20 Mile. Avail. immed. 505-4285. CLEAN, QUIET, OLDER MOBILE HOME for rent on 20 acres. 2 min. from Salmo. $650/mo. $325 d/d, n/s, pets negotiable, references required. Contact 365-4970, Sylvia. ROOM IN UPHILL. Washer, backyard, garden. Quiet, mature, long-term. $390 +util. Avail Aug 1st. 352-3681.

Rentals Commercial STORAGE SPACE FOR ART & VALUABLES. Feel confident your precious things will be cared for by responsible local. Climate control possible. Innessa 505-0621.

Rentals Wanted COUPLE WITH CAT require 1-2 bedroom in Nelson. Good renters, references. Jen 352-3436 evenings. SECOND YEAR SELKIRK STUDENT LOOKING to rent/share for August 27 to May. References Chase 250-505-0435

SINGLE, MIDDLE AGED MAN SEEKS ROOM in Nelson. Responsible, quiet, pleasant. Ralph 352-9876. 1 GIRL & 1 VERY CHILL old dog looking for quiet rental in Nelson area. Natalka: 352-5294 SINGLE MOM OF 1 desperately seeking 2 bdrm house, apt, mobile home, ASAP. 352-1621. URGENT. Prof. Looking for rental in nelson. 2 bedroom, n/p, single. For the end of July. Please call 250-4923235 cell 250-809-4565. NEEDED AUG 1st/08. House/apartment in Nelson area. Call Ron 250551-3207 or 250-352-2225. REINCARNATED mermaid looking to rent somewhere near Kootenay Lake, preferably year-round. Excellent tenant, straight as an arrow. Would also consider houseboat. 250-777-0825

Shared Accommodation ROOMMATE WANTED. Beasley, 3 bedroom trailer, w/d, hydro, large yard, phone, wood stove, fruit trees, garden. $450. 359-8189. AUGUST 1, ROOM IN 2 BDRM cabin. $400 includes all utilities. Nice property. Should have vehicle. 3527802. FURNISHED ROOM IN SUNNY BLEWETT, 12 minutes to Nelson. Internet, laundry, wood heat. $400/ hydro. 354-4682. QUIET WORKING OR STUDENT FEMALE WANTED to share cozy heritage home with professional woman. NS/NP. Avail. Aug 1. $450/ month. 354-8175. BEDROOM FOR RENT in sunny Blewett, newly renovated home, huge yard, close to beach. 352-7800. LOOKING FOR FEMALE ROOMMATE, working/student, 1824, to share 2 bedroom apartment downtown. $400+. 505-9685. FURNISHED ROOM IN SUNNY BLEWETT, 12 minutes to Nelson. Internet, laundry, wood heat. $400/ hydro. 354-4682.


July 23, 2008

HOMES & GARDENS Extra fruit or vegetables? Call the Harvest Rescue Program Support the Harvest Rescue Program by donating surplus garden vegetables to Nelson’s local Food Cupboard. The Harvest Rescue Program is running for its second year and organizers are continuously seeking volunteers to help glean fruits and vegetables as well as donations of fresh produce. Previously called The Fruit Tree Project, organizers have expanded to include vegetables from local farmers and backyard gardeners. Currently cherries are ready for harvest, salad

and steaming greens are a plenty as well as a variety of berries. By late summer and fall, most fruit trees will be ready to harvest. In an effort to reduce prowling bears as well as the distribution of fresh fruit among Nelson’s social service agencies, it is important to harvest the trees fully and compost any windfall. Organizers anticipate an abundance of vegetables throughout the summer with the Grow a Row initiative in place. Grow a Row has been implemented nation wide for

more than a decade with the intention to supply various community food banks with fresh food that is alive, healthy and local. Please register fruit trees as soon as possible (before the fruit is ripe) with Yasmin at (250) 5518343 or send an e-mail to harvestrescue@gmail. com. Surplus produce may be dropped off at the Food Cupboard, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. or call to arrange an alternate time. – submitted

Learn to preserve your harvest

watering delight for years. In this workshop, materials, process and safety are all covered. Participants don’t have to bring a thing, everything will be provided. This is a two-part series, with the next session on Thursday, Sept. 4. In the current workshop a wide range of foods will be preserved, including apricots, jams, pickles, raspberries, early beans, tomatoes and cherries.

For more information, call (250) 226-7100. To register call (250) 226-0008. Cost is $15 for one person, $25 for two for each workshop. This workshop is part of the Vallican Whole’s Living in the Country: Rural Skills series. Don’t forget to mark Saturday, Aug. 23 on your calendar, when the Whole will be hosting the oh-sopopular 100-Mile Market and Potluck.

Sunday, July 27, 2 p.m. at the Vallican Whole Community Centre, 3762 Little Slocan River Rd. Judi Morton will be at the Vallican Whole Community Centre to teach everything you need to know about canning your harvest. Morton’s preserves, from Tulaberry Farms, have been a mouth


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