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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2008 Established 1988.



INSIDE Smienk makes Liberal bid

Rural director wants to represent BC Liberals next spring. PAGE 3

Pride rides again

No IPP vote Rural directors say no to plebiscite on independent power projects. PAGE 7

Spectators lined the sidewalks as the Kootenay Pride Parade maked its way down Baker Street on Saturday, Aug. 30. CHRIS SHEPHERD

Expecting the worst Nelson fire department completes comprehensive wildfire response plan; one of first in B.C. by Chris Shepherd

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When Nelson’s fire chief talks about a wildfire threatening the city, he doesn’t say “if,” he says “when,” a sign of how seriously he takes the hazard that flanks Nelson on three sides. “The threat of a wildfire is greater than it’s ever been in the past,” says fire chief Simon Grypma. The mountain pine beetle – a pest that has killed acres of forest, leaving red, dry stands in its wake – combined with dry summers combine to create a situation that Grypma says could easily spill into the city’s neigh-

bourhoods. Forest fires create massive plumes that pull burning embers – leaves, branches and bark – into the sky and drop them, still burning, kilometres away. It’s those brands that Grypma pictures falling onto dry lawns, piles of yard waste and roofs. He’s asking citizens to mitigate those threats by keeping their lawns watered, properly disposing of their yard waste and considering buying rooftop sprinkler systems. CHRIS SHEPHERD


Acting lieutenant Jeff Hebert holds up a roof-top sprinkler and hose while fire chief Simon Grypma and captain Gordon Rae look on. Grypma says the fire department is happy to help Nelsonites make their homes safer in the event of a wildfire. The department can be reached at (250) 352-3103.

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September 3, 2008


Amelia Grevy, 14 months, tucks into a vegetarian platter at her parent’s restaurant, the Upsidedown Zebra Café. Dave and Danna opened the roadside restaurant this August.


Food turned on its head Upsidedown Zebra Café owners bring “Mexitalian” cuisine to Highway 3A ingly call “Mexitalian.” Upsidedown Zebra Café. The guiding principle The two forms of cuiThe food at the new- behind the café is fresh- sine mix harmoniously in the couple’s salsa linguini est restaurant between ness, says Danna. “We’re trying to be a which features an avocaNelson and Castlegar is ��� ���������������������������������������������� just as interesting as the restaurant that cooks do cream sauce and fresh establishment’s name: the everything that day instead salsa. � ������������������ of leaving something over Soon, Danna and Dave Upsidedown Zebra Café. Dave and Grevy for a couple of days,” she will add hummus, pita and ��� Danna ��������������������� salads to their menu. opened the restaurant at says. Their menu includes The couple will also 2567 Highway 3A, roughly ��� ������������������ two kilometres west of the a selection of fresh pasta print off their menu, ideal junction in the beginning of and Mexican dishes like for the customer who wants to call ahead – (250) August to provide locals, tacos and tortilla platters. Dave says their vegetar- ������ 551-2551 – and pick up travellers and commuters hot, freshly made Italian ian tacos – packed with their meal. The café is open 11 and Mexican dishes. They sweet potatoes, zucchini, even blend the two cui- carrots and red peppers a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to sines into what they jok- – are a popular item at the Sunday. by Chris Shepherd

We’re trying to be a restaurant t.hat cooks everything that day instead of leaving something over for a couple of days. Dana Grevy

Briefly Ninth Annual Client Awards nominations

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Learning in the key of fun A jubilee bike tour

Nelson now has two qualified, trained instructors teaching Music Deadline is Monday, Sept. 15 for Young Children classes. Community Futures Central Music for Young Children is Kootenay is holding its 9th Annual a child-centred approach which Client Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 22 ������������������ integrates keyboard, singing, and nomination forms are now avail������������������ creative movement, rhythm, ear able on their website (www.futures. ��������������� or at the Nelson office at 201 training, sight reading, music theand composition. - 514 Vernon St. ������������� oryThe classes are available from The awards will be given to business ages two and half to three, three owners who represent excellence in ��������������������� any of the following categories: youth and half to four, five to six, and ���������������������������� in business; innovation; community seven to nine. Children meet once economic/employment������������������������������ impact; over- a week in small groups, accompacoming challenges to business; con- nied by an adult (parent, grandtinuing success; internationally recog- parent, caregiver) who participates in the program. In addition nized; and new business of the year. The Centre for Innovative and to supporting their child’s musiEntrepreneurial Leadership (CIEL) cal development and spending will be co-sponsoring the follow- fun, quality time with their child, ing awards which are not limited to parents will also learn from the Community Future clients: innovative classes. For more information Music community organization; community ������������������������������ for Young Children (www.myc. entrepreneur. Descriptions of the �������������������������� categories are com) and to find out about class schedules in Nelson, contact Rita on the nomination form. Details on tickets for������������ the night are Deane at (250) 352-0013 or Ellie coming soon. Malpass at (250) 352-7028. ��������������������

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On Monday, Sept. 1 West Canada Bike Tours celebrated its Jubilee 50th Tour through the pristine B.C. wilderness. This tour will be enjoyed by cyclists hailing from Germany. The tour company, run by veteran tour guide Klaus Gattner, has come a long way since its inception back in 1997 where there were a total of seven clients for the entire season, whereas 2008 will see over 50 Europeans partaking before the season closes. Each tour lasts between two to three weeks in which time the German-speaking clientele from Switzerland, Austria and Germany cover anywhere from 500 to 750 kilometres. Tour groups are composed of seven to 16 cyclists. Smaller parties (two to six members) are also offered an unguided tour, if looking to really “rough it.” The tour runs through the following towns in the following order: Winlaw, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Rock Creek, Penticton, Summerland, Princeton, eventually ending up in Hope.

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Smienk steps up

Long-serving rural director wants to represent BC Liberals in provincial election by Chris Shepherd With his bid to represent the BC Liberals officially announced, Josh Smienk has confirmed rumours that have swirled around him for the past few months. The director for Area E in the Regional District of Central Kootenay, which encompasses half of the North Shore and much of the rural area to the south of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, made the announcement on Thursday, Aug. 28. “I’ve had a lot of people encourage me and come forward and ask me to run.” Smienk has lived at Redfish Creek, near Balfour, for the past 36 years and for 21 of those he’s represented Area E. He won’t run for the RDCK position this fall,

There’s a window of time here where we have to enshrine rural rights and agriculture. Josh Smienk

having decided it’s time to move on to provincial politics. Smienk says work with the RDCK, the Columbia Basin Trust – which he helped create – and the West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital District Board have given him a good sense of what is important to the region. “It’s incredibly difficult

to narrow down to three issues for an area of our size,” Smienk says when asked what the top three issues he would work on if elected to legislature. One would be definitely be rebuilding the Kootenay Lake Hospital’s ground floor. The project is on the province’s list, Smienk says, but the problem is finding the capital to

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make it happen. “We need innovative ways to fund it and we need that today,” says Smienk. “Not in five years.” Building on his work with the Columbia Basin Trust, Smienk says working on the next round of discussions on the Columbia Basin Treaty – which could begin as early as 2014 – is another priority. Finally, Smienk says he would work to give equal representation to the province’s rural areas. A population shift to urban centres is upsetting the power balance, Smienk says, and rural issues, especially agricultural ones, could be lost in the shift. “There’s a window of time here where we have to enshrine rural rights and agriculture,” says Smienk.

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Local boys Oscar, Lewis and Callaghan showed Shuto Umehara, second from left, the joys of Cottonwood Falls on Friday, Aug. 15. Umehara was part of 18 students and two chaperones who visited Nelson from Izu-Shi, Japan, Nelson’s sister city. The guests met with Mayor John Dooley, had a photo scavenger hunt through downtown Nelson, and went river rafting. The visit waspart of the 21st exchange between the two cities. Students interested in visiting Japan can contact Trafalgar Middle School in September at (250) 352-5591.

Briefly Katimavik looking for a house for the fall

Katimavik is back and organizers urgently need a home for the new group of Katimavik volunteers that are arriving in October to support local not-for-profit agencies. Katimavik is looking to establish a lease from Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 through to Friday, July 31, 2009. The dates are flexible and open to discussion. The group will need

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Judge Hugh Stansfield address the Rotary Club of Nelson and members of the Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Aug. 22. The chief judge of the B.C. Provincial Court, said experiments with the justice system in the Lower Mainland could mean faster, more effective justice for the whole province.

Shaking up justice Province’s chief judge talks with local politicians and business leaders about improving the justice system and boosting public confidence by Chris Shepherd

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Community leaders got a sneak peak at several experiments with the province’s judicial system that, if they work, could make the justice system more transparent and efficient. Judge Hugh Stansfield, chief judge of the B.C. Provincial Court, visited Nelson on Friday, Aug. 22 as part of a provincial tour. In a talk to the Rotary Club of Nelson, co-hosted by the Chamber of

Commerce, Stansfield highlighted a number of experiments in the Lower Mainland that could answer two common criticisms of the justice system – namely that the punishments handed out don’t fit the crime and it takes too long to complete a trial. One experiment was just launched in Vancouver. Dubbed a community court, the experiment takes a holistic approach when dealing with offenders, Stansfield explained. People brought before a

judge will be asked “What’s going on in your life that’s leading to your criminality?” Stansfield said. The answer to that question should provide clues as to how to solve the offender’s problems, hopefully avoiding future offences. The other experiment involves putting small claims – under $5,000 – before an inquisitorial format (as opposed to an adversarial format). The judge or adjudicator would take an active role in asking questions to

draw out the truth from the participants. Stansfield linked this model to what people might see on Judge Judy (a popular court TV show) only where the judge is more polite. “We’re finding that in an hour, those cases are getting resolved and people are getting a decision.” Stansfield is watching these experiments and said that if they were successful, aspects of them could be adapted around the province.

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three engines, one ladder truck and 33 firefighters, so multiple fires would quickly overwhelm the department. Mutual-aid agreements with fire departments in surrounding areas would alleviate that strain and the up-to-date maps will ensure the helping firefighters will know where to go. The fire chief has shared the plan with the Office of the Fire Commissioner, the provincial body responsible for co-ordinating provincial resources in the event of large wildfires, and received some encouraging feedback. “The fire commissioner’s office said it was one of the first comprehensive plans to deal with a wildfire event,” Grypma says. The fire department will run a simulation this fall to test their plan.

Opinions & Letters

September 3, 2008 EXPRESS Page 5

Kudos to the police for cracking down on jaywalkers

Editorial Encourage power conservation before production In the debate over independent power projects (see NO VOTE on page seven) it is important to consider that it is cheaper to conserve energy than build new infrastructure to generate more electricity. If we’re to minimize our environmental impact, cutting our electricity use is paramount. Government needs to make a dedicated effort to cutting its own power needs, encouraging industry to improve its own efficiency and helping citizens to reduce their own demands. A growing population means a growing energy demand but our need to build new power generation facilities can be mitigated by our own efforts to reduce demand.

Dear editor, I have to applaud the Nelson City Police. It’s no secret that Nelson has a terrible problem with unruly pedestrians who do not obey traffic laws. These rules are meant for safety, fairness, and order and they are not meant to be broken. My praise is for this: Last week, yet again, some guy crossed Stanley Street as soon as his direction turned red. I was behind

a police cruiser and we had to wait for this guy, who was taking his time, even though our light was green. The police flicked his siren and this pedestrian looked at him and smiled slyly. I had a wonderful bout of laughter when the cop turned on his lights and went after this disrespectful pedestrian. I am begging the police to do this kind of traffic stop more often because it is scary for those of us who

drive. You never know when someone is going to just veer in front of you on foot or if they will obey the traffic lights. I’m amazed at how many people have no regard for their own life, or the lives of the people who are stuck paying the debt. Respect drivers because we respect you, whether you deserve it or not. Lauralee Courtoreille, Nelson

Street Talk What did you do this summer?

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Support the “Valhalla Mile” If there’s one project that’s easy to get behind, it’s the protection of wilderness. The Valhalla Foundation for Ecology & Social Justice and the Land Conservancy of BC have recently announced a fundraising campaign to buy a strip of private property called the “Valhalla Mile” (see NON-PROFITS on page seven). We commend the efforts of these two groups. The Land Conservancy recently purchased Darkwoods, a massive chunk of the Kootenays that stretches over 550 square kilometres. While the Valhalla Mile isn’t such a sprawling piece of property, it is still worth saving. The strip of land is surrounded by the Valhalla Provincial Park and protecting it would contribute to a park that reaches from the shores of Slocan Lake to the mountain peaks above it. The two environmental groups need to raise $1.3 million so they can close the deal in December 2008. That’s only a few months away and every little bit will help to protect this land.

Fish Heads & Flowers

Flowers - to the man who tried to help me with car trouble in the parking lot. Thanks for the use of your cell phone. - Grateful mom of two Fish Heads - to the person who just thought that they could nap in my hammock! Next time I catch you I’m turning the hose on you! Flowers - to the gentleman and his two young boys who rescued me on the lake and towed me back to our dock. I was very scared and you calmed me down, thanks so much. - Happy boater Fish Heads - to people who use thrift stores as a garbage dump.

Flowers - to men who get vasectomies when they’re done having kids. - A grateful mother Fish Heads - to the persons who walked away with my husband’s 40th birthday decorations from our front lawn. I’m sure you’ll put the 11 pink flamingos and 2 buzzards to some good use. My husband thanks you. He’s now only 27 instead of 40. Fish Heads - to those who make unfounded allegations about others. Having trouble proving what you say? Why don’t you have the courage to face the ones you accuse? - Not impressed

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I made lots of wonderful, solid friends. I moved into town and now I am able to enjoy and converse with all the eclectic people that Nelson has to offer. Leah Chartrand, Nelson

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I went camping with my papa. I saw birds. I didn’t see any big animals – only bears and squirrels. Austyn Popoff, Slocan

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I went to Shambhala. Going was kind of commemorative as that was what brought me out here in the first place three years ago. Nikita Garner, Nelson


September 3, 2008

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No vote on IPP question Rural directors decide not to poll the public on the question of independent power projects in the Kootenays by Chris Shepherd A push to give rural voters a plebiscite on independent power projects failed to get support from rural directors, but proponents say they accomplished part of their mission. The motion from the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s general affairs committee failed in a sixfive vote at the RDCK’s Saturday, Aug. 23 board meeting. The motion asked if directors wanted to hold a plebiscite on whether voters were in favour of a moratorium on independent power projects (IPPs) in their area. IPPs are hydroelectric projects that make use of creeks and dams to gener-

What we didn’t want is the regional district tied to a political question that will be addressed in the provincial election. Director John Kettle ate electricty. Opposition around them centres around destruction of creeks and land as a result of erecting power lines to

connect to the electricity grid. The plebiscite would have been paid for from the RDCK’s Rural Administration budget and therefore only the 11 rural directors voted on the motion. Directors Verna MayersMcKenzie, Tom Mann, Hans Cunningham, Gary Zaitsoff, Al Dawson and alternate director Gary Kalinski (filling in for Josh Smienk) voted against the plebiscite. Directors John Kettle, Paul Peterson, Don Munro, Andrew Shadrack and John Voykin voted for the plebiscite. Kettle is chair of the general affairs committee and had to vote for the motion because it came from his

committee. Speaking after the meeting, Kettle said he personally was against the plebiscite. “What we didn’t want is the regional district tied to a political question that will be addressed in the provincial election,” said Kettle. He went on to say the regional district has no mandate to deal with IPPs. Shadrack disagreed and said the board has delved into provincial matters in the past. A recent example, Shadrack said, was in February 2007 when the RDCK asked to take part in the review of the Glacier/ Howser project – a hydroelectric project that would divert water from Glacier and Howser Creeks and run a transmission line over the Purcell Mountains.

Non-profits look for help to buy the “Valhalla Mile” The Land Conservancy of BC and the Valhalla Foundation for Ecology and Social Justice (Valhalla Foundation) are launching a fundraising campaign to purchase a private property called the “Valhalla Mile” which is nestled within Valhalla Provincial Park. Once protected, the land will be added to the park, helping to save it, and the natural shoreline of Slocan Lake, from future development. The Land Conservancy has successfully negotiated an option to purchase the property. Working with the New Denver-based Valhalla Foundation, the two organizations are working to raise the $1.5 million cost of the acquisition by December 2008.

This 155-acre property contains rare mixed forest and 1.7 kilometres – slightly more than a mile – of undeveloped shoreline. It is a vital movement corridor for grizzly and black bears, wolverines, cougars, and mule deer, among the many species that frequent the land and its shoreline habitat. From a cultural perspective, ancient First Nations pictographs are located just north of the property and the shoreline was a Sinixt fishing and gathering site. “The property is important to the ecosystem continuity of all of Valhalla Park,” says bear biologist Wayne McCrory. “In the spring the Valhalla grizzly bears come down to the rocky bluffs nearby to

feed on glacier lily corms, wolverine and cougar hunt on the property, and other at-risk species such as great blue heron and Townsend’s big-eared bat are likely present, given the types of habitat.” The Va l h a l l a Foundation and The Land Conservancy are asking community leaders, business owners, and citizens to help protect the Valhalla Mile and add it to Valhalla Provincial Park, to be enjoyed by people and wildlife forever. Donations can be made by phoning (250) 358-2796 (Valhalla Foundation) or 1-877-485-2422 (The Land Conservancy of BC) or online at – submitted

Thursday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Nelson United Church, 602 Silica St. The evening will include an overview on the Shared Wisdom Village; what it will look like, how it will work and how people might be involved. The official launch of the village and the beginning of village offerings is planned for early 2009. The Shared Wisdom Village will be a local network where children, youth, adults and elders join together to cocreate community enriching events, projects and courses; including educational exploration, creative expression, service projects, spiritual practice, research and mentorships. Villagers will be able to offer their gifts/skills or find others who have the gifts/skills they would like to learn. Adults and youth 13 years and older are invited. Admission is by donation. For information call (250) 354-4224 or (250) 825-4706 or visit

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Sunday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m. at the Lakeside Rotary Park There will be fun for the whole family, especially the four-legged members including agility demonstrations, fun contests and games with some great prizes. The top fundraiser for the Nelson event will win a flat screen TV. Participants can pick up a pledge form at the local branch (520C Falls St.) or register online at and customize their own fundraising page. The BC SPCA spends $1.8 million each year on enforcing the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act on investigation activities and on the veterinary care and rehabilitation of animals that are removed from abusive situations. Much needed funds will also help to feed and care for the thousands of animals that go through SPCA shelters each year and the funds raised in your community will stay there to care for local animals. For more details see or call (250) 352-7178 for the Nelson Branch.

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The plebiscite would have allowed people affected by potential IPPs in the Kootenays to have a say, Shadrack said. Rick Korens is the spokesperson for Public Power Now, a Kaslo-based group that pressed the RDCK to have the plebiscite. While disappointed there wouldn’t be a chance for the public to vote, Korens was still pleased the discussion took place. “It’s been a victory because we’ve had a fair amount of media attracted to the issue,” Korens said. The plebiscite would have been an educational process, said Korens, but he expects the impending provincial election will offer another opportunity to bring the issue to the forefront.


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Lakeside Park

FILM Festival


7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 21 Chris Takala

The Five Stages of Death

Hailing from Nelson BC, Chris has posted over 50 videos up on You Tube and is still going strong. Chris loves pickles, which served as the main inspiration behind this digital film.

A boy finds himself stuck in quicksand staring death in the face in this fast paced tragic-comedy about the five stages of death. Reece Walsh

Reid Wigen

Reece brings a great enthusiasm to his role in this short digital film and to the art of filmmaking. He lives in Nelson and has a knack for storytelling and making people laugh.

Reid lives in Castlegar, BC and plays competitive lacrosse alongside his latest activity of making movies. He acted and helped to write and direct this short digital film.

The End of Time


Merging lucid whitewater paddling visuals with ambient inspirations, The End of Time wets up as an imaginative slice of visual art while maintaining a true sense of entertainment. The End of Time also serves as a plug for the 2008 Endangered Creeks Expedition, a yearlong mission documenting regional creeks being threatened by Independent Power Projects (IPP’s.)

Meet Ben Thibault, a young mountain bike rider, looking to get sponsored. Through an interview and on location footage of him biking on the trail we get to know why he loves the sport and what his future may hold. Ben Thibault Ben loves mountain biking in his hometown of Nelson, BC and had always wanted to make a movie. This past summer, he combined the two interests as he directed and starred in this action packed video.

Carl Jacks Castlegar based, Carl claims his “professional hobbyist” interest in short film production was garnered after numerous multi-media project collaborations over the part 15 years. Fueled by a passionate interest in whitewater paddling, Carl has found this element to the most inspiring subject of his work to date.

Gryphon Strother From Nelson BC, Gryphon brought his technical knowhow and steady hand to the much of the camera work in this video as well as created an original soundtrack for the credits.

Edible Landscapes

Pickle Boys

Edible Landscapes profiles urban gardeners and local farmers in the West Kootenay region. The trailer is intended to generate interest and funding to complete the project. The documentary is intended for an audience that is interested in gardening and sustainable living.

Fresh out of school for the summer, three boys go on an adventure of a lifetime fueled by magic pickles that have the power to transport them to exotic places around the planet. Along the way, they must find the evil robber who has taken their jar of pickles and return home with them safely in hand.

Katherine Pettit

Anders Graham

Katherine started making documentaries while in art school where she made her first film that explored her position as a photographer in Africa. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC. Then, she pursued three

Anders has spent most of his youth in Sri Lanka and has returned to Nelson, BC this last year. He enjoys talking politics and playing soccer and was a key part of the collaboration behind this short digital film.

degrees at the University of British Columbia: Diploma in Film Production, Master of Arts in Film Studies and Master of Arts in Film Production. She recently produced the documentary Sand For Now, shot in Europe and Canada. The documentary profiles sand carving artists from around the world and is currently airing on Bravo! Canada and ABC Australia.

Heaven’s Kitchen Heaven’s Kitchen, starring Chef Hamsey, cleverly spoofs the popular reality TV show. Follow two competing teams in the kitchen as they cook up grilled cheese and macaroni and cheese for a guest food critic and see which team prevails through the heat and steam. Saige Andreychuck Saige spends her summers in Nelson BC, where she has learned to make videos and movies. She plays ice hockey in the winter. She was the co-writer, codirector, and lead editor of this original show. Antonia Sullivan Antonia, from Nelson BC, has a flair for cooking and creative pursuits. She brings her big smile and enthusiasm to this piece as the co-writer, co-director as well as acting as a chef-in-training.

Silence Two strangers cross paths during a street festival. They notice each other’s suffering and exchange the one thing that they have to alleviate their discomfort, then continue their separate ways. A poetic film, the characters employ the Japanese ‘Bhuto’ style of performance, moving very slowly, creating a dreamlike sensation of a timeless place. Gary Ramsbottom and Peter Schramm Gary and Peter are local filmmakers who have worked on everything from community shorts to features. Gary is also a script writer and Peter, a cameraman and technician. Silence is a 100% made in the Kootenays film set in Nelson with choreography by Thomas Loh and music by Adham Shaikh.

7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 28 City Wide Tag

Drinnon Sternloff and Chris Takala

A fast paced action video follows a group of teenagers who find a cure for their summer boredom. As they try to tag each other within the city limits the players find themselves sidetracked, but the game never ends.

This fun action packed comedy is one of many of Chris and Drinnon’s short video productions. They collaborated on the writing, directing, acting and editing of this piece.

Pace Anderson

This documentary was filmed over a week at the Art Institute of Burnaby. It chronicles the ups and downs of an independent musician Mike Clark as he records his second album.

Pace conceived of this concept and worked with a crew as the Director to bring his idea to life this past summer. He used several locations throughout the city of Nelson BC, where he calls home.

Howser in Peril The documented efforts of a concerned local citizen exploring the endangered Howser Creek Valley located in the Purcell Mountain Range north of Kaslo. The idea of losing this region to an Independent Power Project is closer to becoming a reality as the call for power begins to harvest environmental destruction province wide. Carl Jacks Castlegar based, Carl claims his “professional hobbyist” interest in short film production was garnered after numerous multi-media project collaborations over the part 15 years. Fueled by a passionate interest in whitewater paddling, Carl has found this element to the most inspiring subject of his work to date.

10,000 or None Immediately after two friends scratch their winning lotto ticket, it drops into the wrong hands and they have to go on a chase to get it back so that they can buy their ultimate prize with the money.

Mike Clark

Aaron May

Triathlon for Kids This inspirational documentary follows Steve Archdekin, a man bound and determined to create positive change in the world. Steve pushes through numerous physical challenges as he sets out to complete the epic achievement of completing triathlons across several continents in order to fundraise for kids who need it most. Shane Ainsworth

Aaron has been making films since about the age of eight. He has made as many as he can and makes them as often as he can. Film is his passion as he works in the Summer Youth Digital Film Camp and currently attends Simon Fraser University in the Film Production program. He grew up in Nelson, BC.

Shane works out of Nelson, BC on a variety of projects from web design to video production. He attended Selkirk College’s multi-media program a few years ago. He is working on a longer version of this documentary to help Steve and his cause for raising money for kids across the world.

The Hat


This short film uses classic silent film conventions to tell the story of a performer who loses his lucky hat in the middle of the show.

This is a short story of why Nancy and Mary left sunny Los Angeles, California in the U.S. of A., became Canadian immigrants and moved to Nelson, where they are planning to live happily ever after.

Michaela Thompson Michaela lives in Sparwood, BC and conceived of this original and classic short film. She directed and collaborated on the editing of this piece this past summer. Taavie Wickman Taavie co-created the concept of this film and starred in the production as the performer. He lives in Nelson, BC and enjoyed making this film this past summer.

Nancy Rosenblum Nancy has been a professional video editor and producer for over 20 years. She has always thought of editing as an art form; visual story telling at its most exciting point, the edit room. She has won ten Emmy’s for her editing work and has worked in many films and television genres from news, to game shows, documentaries, narrative and reality TV.

All films are by regional filmmakers and are locally produced. The filmmakers will be present to introduce their films. Great family fun! Bring chairs and blankets! Meet in front of the Rose Garden concession stand.



Helping seniors with the snow Briefly “The north wind will blow, and we shall have snow, and what will our seniors do then, poor things?” For some seniors, dealing with snow removal is a major concern. Indeed, some seniors become virtually housebound because they can’t handle the work themselves and have difficulty hiring someone to do the job for them. The Seniors Resource Centre (SRC) is proposing a possible solution. It would be based on having service-based or youth organisations such as Scouts and Cadets offering their snow removal services for a fee. The fee could go directly to the individuals who do the work, but the hope of the proponents of the plan is that fees for service would become part of the organization’s fund-raising activities. Clients who need this

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service would contact the SRC which would contact the co-operating organizations, matching clients to service providers. The “contract” would be for the duration of the winter months, so there would be no need for clients to make new requests with each snowfall.

Some minimal amount of snow would be set as the cut-off point for the snow shovels to go into action. The amount could be defined as a depth at which easy sweeping would no longer be effective. The demand level for this service is something of an unknown and the potential for organizations to want to make this a fundraiser as well as a community service is a true unknown. Therefore it is important that interested parties contact the SRC before Wednesday, Oct. 15. The task of setting up for the first year will take some time, perhaps even most of the month and a half or so from mid-October to the first snowfall. If you want to be involved or want further information, call the SRC at (250) 352-6008 before Wednesday, Oct. 15.

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.

All Kids Count Golf event at Granite Pointe Sunday, Sept. 14 at Granite Pointe Golf Club The Kootenay Kids Society and the Nelson and Kaoma Alliance (NAKA) is teaming up to put on a fun filled, All Kids Count Golf Event. Hole-in-one prizes include a trip for two to Scotland to see the 2009 British Open sponsored by Investors Group or a $10,000 cash hole-inone prize sponsored by Jackson’s Hole. There will be prizes for all the teams and putt-offs too. Registration is $100 per person and there should be four people per team. The day includes a breakfast buffet and a dinner buffet. The Kootenay Kids Society is a non-profit agency that serves families with children zero to six years of age in all aspects of their lives. Through childcare centres, resource centres, parent support groups, physical and occupational therapy and family play groups, Kootenay Kids aims to enrich the lives of and support families through out the West Kootenays. NAKA, also a nonprofit group, aims to work in partnership with Kaoma, a community in Africa, to support and enrich the lives of both Nelsonites and the people of Kaoma. Through

sponsorship programs, economic development programs, and programs that address the needs of both communities, NAKA hopes to do its part to fulfill the United Nations Millennium goals in Zambia.

To register, call Granite Pointe Golf Club at (250) 352-5913. For more information, call Isabelle at (250) 352-6678 extension 226 or e-mail at isabelleh@kooetnaykids. ca. – submitted

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Rail Trail Winlaw Station grand opening

2008 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to the electors of the Regional District of Central Kootenay that nominations for the office of: REGIONAL DISTRICT DIRECTOR ELECTORAL AREAS A to K (One Director for each Electoral Area) 3-year term -- December 2008 to December 2011 will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, at the Regional District of Central Kootenay Office, 202 Lakeside Drive, Box 590, Nelson, BC V1L 5R4 from 9:00 am Tuesday, September 30, 2008 to 4:00 pm Friday, October 10, 2008, excluding Statutory Holidays and weekends. Nomination documents are available at the Regional District of Central Kootenay office during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Saturday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Winlaw parking area of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail The Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society is opening their “station” QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE: a storage shed for the A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a ever increasing amount member of local government if they meet the following criteria: of equipment the soci• Canadian citizen; • 18 years of age or older; ety has been accumu• resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately lating to manage the before the day nomination papers are filed; Rail Trail. The building • not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other design is built in charenactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office. acter with those used by FOR FURTHER INFORMATION the CPR when the line on the foregoing, please refer to the RDCK website at was in its glory. or feel free to contact the following: There will be snacks Randy Matheson, Chief Election Officer and refreshments and Lana Donaldson, Deputy Chief Election Officer and a chance to view Phone (250) 352-6665 or 1-800-268-7325 some of the equipment the trail society has been using. It’s also a great REGIONAL DISTRICT OF chance to catch up on CENTRAL KOOTENAY the latest rail trail news. ADVANCE ELECTOR REGISTRATION A cycling event is tied into the day as well with 2008 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS / OTHER VOTING OPPORTUNITIES GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS ARE HELD THROUGHOUT THE those wanting a comfort- LOCAL PROVINCE EVERY THREE YEARS ON THE THIRD SATURDAY IN able trail ride asked to NOVEMBER. THE NEXT GENERAL LOCAL ELECTION IS SCHEDULED meet at the Passmore FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2008. IN THE REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL KOOTENAY, ELECTIONS parking area at 10 a.m. WILL BE HELD ON THAT DATE FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING Trail Society directors DIRECTORS FOR ELECTORAL AREAS A – K, INCLUSIVE. YOU QUALIFY TO VOTE AT THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS AND/OR AT will be there to lead the IF OTHER VOTING OPPORTUNITIES THAT MAY BE SCHEDULED, PLEASE group on the approxi- MAKE SURE YOUR NAME IS ON THE LIST OF ELECTORS. TO MAKE mately one hour ride SURE YOUR NAME IS ON THE LIST, PLEASE BE IN CONTACT WITH to the Winlaw Station. THE FOLLOWING: Regional District of Central Kootenay Office Return transporta202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, B.C. tion will be available if Phone: (250) 352-6665 • Toll free: 1-800-268-7325 required. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) The trail is now Ask for Randy or Lana. completely open from Advance elector registrations will only be accepted until close of Crescent Valley to business on Tuesday, September 23, 2008. ��� ���������������������������������������������� Slocan Beach. A by-pass For those qualified electors not on the voters list who wish to register to � made ������������������ has been around vote on voting day, two pieces of identification will be required (at least one with a signature) to prove both residency and identity of the elector. the south-end washout ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS ��������������������� from last���May with plans RESIDENT ELECTORS: for a permanent repair • age 18 or older; and underway. For more • a Canadian citizen; and ��� ������������������ information call (250) • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately preceding the day of registration; and 359-7740. • a resident of the electoral area of the Regional District Of Central Kootenay for which the vote is taking place for at least 30 days immediately preceding the day of ������ registration; and • not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law. NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS:

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• age 18 or older; and • a Canadian citizen; and • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately preceding the day of registration; and • a registered owner of real property either as joint tenants or tenants in common, are individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust; in the electoral area of the Regional District of Central Kootenay for which the vote is taking place for at least 30 days immediately preceding the day of registration; and • not entitled to register as a resident elector; and • not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law; and • if there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector. (Consent form may be downloaded from RDCK website at ������������������ A corporation is not entitled to vote or have a representative registered as an elector and no corporation is entitled to vote. ������������������ LIST OF REGISTERED ELECTORS

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signature, be available for public inspection, at the Regional District of Central Kootenay Office, 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson. B.C. During regular office hours, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. ��������������������������� Note: an elector may request that personal information respecting the ���������������������������� elector be omitted from or obscured on the list for protection of privacy. OBJECTION TO REGISTRATION OF AN ELECTOR

Featuring Allison Girvan & her band in ‘Leaning Into the Light’ Tickets: $35.00 • Concert only: $20.00 Available at the Capitol Theatre Box Office, Eddy Music and Touchstones Nelson. For more info contact Nelson & District Arts Council at 352-2402 or The Nelson & District Arts Council gratefully acknowledges the support of the BC Arts Council, the BC Gaming Commission, the City of Nelson, the Regional District of Central Kootenays Areas E, F & H, Touchstones Nelson, Hall Printing, the Nelson Daily News and the Kootenay Express.

An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with the Local Government Act until 4:00 pm on October 10, 2008. An objection must be in writing and may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of the Regional District of Central Kootenay and can only be made on the basis that the person whose name appears has died or is not qualified to be registered as an elector for the Regional District of Central Kootenay. For further information please refer to the RDCK website at www. or feel free to contact the following persons: Randy Matheson, Chief Election Officer Lana Donaldson, Deputy Chief Election Officer Phone (250) 352-6665 or 1-800-268-7325

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Friday, Sept. 5 at the Spiritbar Join DeLux for another rockin’ night of quality house music delivered by two of the Kootenay’s favourite DJs – Justin Pleasure (gnartillery, and DJ Just-B (freshvibe, integral).

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��������������������������������� New Capitol Theatre season offers the province’s best acts at affordable prices ����������������������������������� by Chris Shepherd When he talks about the upcoming season at the Capitol, the theatre’s executive director has a simple message. “Trust me,” Neil Harrower says. “You’re going to love this.” Harrower has booked eight performances for the 2008-2009 season along with four shows for kids and this year the prices have dropped. Individual shows are roughly 15 per cent cheaper than last year and the packagers are 20 per cent lower than the previous season. The theatre’s ticket prices are set by the prices the travelling productions ask and at this year’s booking fair, Harrower pushed hard bargains so he could pass the savings on to the audience. “The purpose of the theatre is to be a conduit between the art that is available and the community,”

says Harrower. By making prices cheaper, he hopes to make that conduit more appealing to a broader range of the Kootenays. Going to see art, whether it’s a musical performance of jazz, swing and “Ukrainian folk-punk ballads” (care of the Vagabond Opera on Saturday, Nov. 8) or Romeo & Juliet (performed by Ballet Jörgen Canada on Tuesday, Feb. 10) is inspiring and a getaway, Harrower says. The Capitol Kids’ Series

The duo begins at 11 p.m. as they trade off tricks and tunes throughout the night. They promise some sweet beats featuring real instruments and vocals, real heart and soul, real funk and feeling . . this isn’t just another night of boring beats. $5 at the door.

offers the region’s youth the same benefits and also shows the many talented youngsters what they can aspire to. The kids’ series includes the dance troupe Grupo America (Sunday, Oct. 5), Swarm (Sunday, Nov. 16) Vancouver Theatresports (Sunday, March 8) and Aché Brasil (Sunday, April 26) a fusing of capoeira, music and dance. In another vein, Harrower is holding two fundraisers for the theatre. In September comes the


Grease Sing Along where the theatre’s digital projector and new screen will feature the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies and on-screen lyrics. For Halloween, Harrower is bringing six scary movies over two nights. Both fundraisers are for the theatre’s next big improvement, an online ticket booking system. This summer, the Capitol’s small staff were swamped trying to meet the demand for tickets to the popular summer youth program’s production of Les Misérables. “We realized we weren’t able to serve our patrons as best as we could,” Harrower says. The online system will allow people to buy tickets anytime, not just when the theatre is open. For details on the season pick up the brochure around town or at the theatre at 421 Victoria St., online at



Po’ Girl

Monday, Sept. 8 at The Royal on Baker The beauty and mystery of Po Girl’s music – a sound that has beguiled fans the world over – springs from the dynamic, improbable, mesmerizing bond shared by its two principle singers and writers: Allison Russell and Awna Teixeira. After adding the impossibly talented tickler/maker of all stringed things – Benny Sidelinger – to their number last ��� year,����������������������������������������� Po’ Girl holed up in Austin, Texas making the record that will almost certainly change forever the � ������������������ way the band is perceived. Many of the trappings of the trademark Po’ Girl ��� ��������������������� sound are still there – the echoes of speakeasy jazz, the western lament, the accordion-strapped ghosts of ��� folk ������������������ European – but it’s all delivered with a soulful clarity and depth only hinted at on previous records. Genuine gypsies, these two wander and play. They move and move and play and sing. Always restless, ������ more often than not, bone-tired, they write their flashes of sadness, their loss, their good love, their faint dreams of home into songs that matter deeply to them.

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September 3, 2008

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Artists explore explosive topic BOOM! takes a look at development and change in Nelson and challenges the viewer to consider many perspectives

Bohigian. Thompson’s murals were Opening reception: Friday, inspired an extreme environmental group’s reactions Sept. 5, 7 p.m. at the to development in their Oxygen Art Centre, #3-320 area in the U.S. and repVernon St. (alley entrance) resents “edges of people’s Inspired by the intense reactions,” Harwood says. debate around Kutenai Brennan has created an Landing, a collection of audio tour that mixes interartwork by local artists views, music and sounds and architecture students to give people a unique promises to get people ����������������� tour and perspective on thinking about a hot topic ����������������������������������������������������������������� Nelson. ������������������ for Nelson: change and Bohigian’s contribution development. ��������������� ����������������������� to BOOM! is a video-conThe BOOM! exhibition ������������� versation between seven runs from Friday, Sept. 5 �������������������� Nelsonites who’ve never to Thursday, Sept. 25 at the met. Bohigian taped interOxygen Art������������������ Centre and at ������ views with the people and venues around the city. ����������������������������������� shot footage of them going Nicola Harwood came CHRIS SHEPHERD ��������������������������� Anita Levesque, left, Thomas Loh, Stephanie Fischer, Amy Bohigian and Terry Brennan are a few of the artists taking part in BOOM! about their day-to-day up with BOOM! when she lives. She then edited the saw people taking positions on Kutenai Landing Fischer, one of four cura- Thomas Loh, four artists streets. The quotes all literally no space for people interviews together to create a conversation. without really thinking tors bringing the project to whose work will be scat- address change, some posi- to live.” �������������������� Nelson. tered around Nelson. tively, some negatively. Loh wants to get people “It’s a new type of conabout the condominiums, Fischer has joined Bukowski’s work can be “My position is not to thinking about the artificial versation between people she says. ���������� Deborah seen in front of City Hall. say change is good or bad,” lines and boundaries we that don’t normally talk,” The project isn’t about Harwood, split says Bohigian. the development itself, Loxam-Kohl and Robert The two large metal sculp- Mayo says. “My position is create and his work,������� ��������������������������������� Stacey in organizing seven tures are meant to represent to say ‘Have a look at it.’” between two Baker Street The return of Kutenai but about the larger issues artists and students from the research and reports Levesque has put herself businesses will challenge Landing to the front page around change. ����������������������������������� why shows there’s still need to “I just wanted to do the University of British gone into collecting citizen in the public eye for her viewers to think about ���� Columbia’s school of archiinput. One symbolizes the installation. Pedestrians they create the boundaries have this conversation, a project about how to tecture. adopted reports, the other along Baker Street will see they do. Harwood says. people deal with developThe space for that dis- the rejected ones. multiple images of her, and In the Oxygen Art Everyone she ment,” Harwood says. Mayo’s work might be sometimes her in person, in Centre, visitors will see approached for BOOM! “We’re looking to pro- cussion isn’t limited to viding the community with the art centre. Loxam- harder to find. He has scat- one of the shop windows. the the work of the cen- was excited, she says. “It’s such a high presa space to have a discus- Kohl has organized Brent tered dozens of quotes Depicting the life of people tre’s three artists in resision,” explains Stephanie Bukowski, Leigh Mayo, about change along Baker in social housing, Levesque dence: Patrick Thompson, sure topic for the citizens Anita Levesque and Street and the nearby wants to show how “there’s Terry Brennan and Amy of Nelson.”

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September 3, 2008

Funk, Ebel and Faye in the markets

Wednesday, Sept. 3 at the Hall Street Market and Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Cottonwood Market On Wednesday, Rob Funk is up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and plays hot guitar riffs and has great vocals and cover tunes. He also pulls out a melodian from time to time for variety and fun.

Arts & Entertainment

Award-winning Mandy Ebel is on from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. She has a unique style with sultry smooth vocals and ambient but rocky guitar. She plays originals and her favourite covers. LeNora Faye is on from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. with a set of her pop violin tunes. LeNora will play her favourite songs from the ‘60s onwards throughout the set.

Party for a good cause

2008 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS NOTICE OF NOMINATION Public Notice is given to the electors of the School District No.8 (Kootenay Lake) that nominations for the offices of School Trustee: City of Nelson/Bealby Point . . . . . . . . . . . (2) Town of Creston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (1) South Rural Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (2) Village of Kaslo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (1) Crawford Bay/East & North Shore . . . . . (1) Salmo & Taghum – Area G . . . . . . . . . . . (1) Slocan Valley/Bonnington . . . . . . . . . . . . (1) for a 3-year term (December 2008, to December 2011), will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, as follows: The School Board Office 570 Johnstone Road Nelson, BC V1L 6J2 From September 30th, 2008 to 4:00 pm October 10th, 2008 Excluding Statutory Holidays and weekends Nomination documents are available at the School Board office during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Nomination documents for the City of Nelson and Town of Creston will be available at the City Hall in Nelson and the Town Office in Creston.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: • Canadian citizen; • 18 years of age or older; • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; • not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office.

Further Information… on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting: Amanda Felix, Chief Election Officer 250-505-7071 Monica Shulte, Deputy Chief Election Officer 250-352-6681

Notice No. 2-1 SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.8 (Kootenay Lake) ADVANCE ELECTOR REGISTRATION General School District Elections have been scheduled for Saturday November 15, 2008. If you are eligible to Vote at the November Elections, make sure your name is on the School District No.8 Voters List. To make sure your name is on the list, please be in contact with the following: School District No.8 Office, 570 Johnstone Road, Nelson, BC Telephone: (250) 352-6681 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) Ask for Amanda or Monica Advance Electoral Registrations will only be accepted until close of business on Tuesday September 23rd, 2008. For those electors not on the voters list who register to vote on voting day, two pieces of identification will be required (at least one with a signature) to prove residency and identity of the elector.

ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS: Resident Electors • age 18 or older; and • a Canadian citizen; and • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and • a resident of the School District No. 8 Electoral Area for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and • not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

Non-resident Property Electors: • age 18 or older; and • a Canadian citizen; and • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and • a registered owner of real property in the [local government jurisdiction] for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and • not entitled to register as a resident elector; and • not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law; and • if there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector.

LIST OF REGISTERED ELECTORS Beginning September 30th, 2008 until the close of general voting for the election on November 15th, 2008, a copy of the list of registered electors will, upon signature, be available for public inspection, at the School District No.8 office at 570 Johnstone Rd, Nelson, during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. An elector may request that their address or other information about them be omitted from or obscured on the list of electors.

OBJECTION TO REGISTRATION OF AN ELECTOR An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with the Local Government Act until 4:00 pm on October 10th, 2008. An objection must be in writing and may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of School District No.8 and can only be made on the basis that the person whose name appears has died or is not qualified to be registered as an elector of School District No.8.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION… on these matters, the following persons may be contacted: Amanda Felix, Chief Election Officer at 250-505-7071 Monica Shulte, Deputy Chief Election Officer at 250-352-668


Johnny Vallis

He an entertainer and a Willie Nelson-Julio Iglesias singer, and entertaining a duet as well as Tom Jones. Friday, Sept. 5, 8 p.m. and room is what he does best. The more the audience Saturday, Sept. 6, 12 p.m. at Over many years of experi- is involved the better the ��� ���������������������������������������������� Mike’s Place Pub ence, Vallis has learned it’s show becomes. Johnny As an entertainer, � ������������������ important to cater the show takes pride in that his comhe’s a man of many alter to the audience and give edy style is playful, tongueegos. The versatile ��� imper��������������������� them what they want put- in-cheek tone that reveals sonator can also sound ting the crowd at ease with his personality and artistuncannily like Elvis, Louis ��� ������������������ Armstrong, Dean Martin, a comedy line, some audi- ry, he is clean and never Garth Brooks, John ence participation, and an offends. No cover for either Lennon and Mick Jagger overall atmosphere of fun. and many others. He is known for his show. ������

Bluegrass from Creston Valley

recorded at The Hive in Burnaby, ����������������� B.C. ������������������ Three new songs are current��������������� Friday, Sept. 5, 8 p.m. at the Cocoaly posted at ������������� Nut Lounge, 116 Vernon St and fuzzcatmusic.

Saturday, Sept. 6 at Bob’s Bar & Grill in Riondel ����������������������� Community band opens Ten years after picking ���������������������������� up the banjo, singer-songwriter Elena its doors ��������������������������������� Yeung is preparing to release her Tuesday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. debut CD, followed by a national at the First Baptist Church, 605 5th tour. St. in Fairview Inspired by the simple structure The Nelson Community Band and themes of traditional blue- invites musicians old and new to grass and folk music, she turned find out what the band is all about her attention to song writing at their open house. and produced The Gravedigger’s This is a social evening for proDaughter (2008) with the assis- spective band members to meet tance of neighbour and Juno and talk with current members, nominee Mark Koenig. ���������������������������� Also perhaps listen to some previous appearing on seven tracks is�������������������������� Greg concert pieces and look over the Spatz, fiddler for renowned blue- music. ������������ grass band John��� Reischman & the ���������������������������������������������� Refreshments will be on the Jaybirds. program, along with a chance � ������������������ “The whole recording and�������������������� tour- to find out what the community ing processes have been a steep band means to many of its faithful ���������� ��� ��������������������� learning curve, but it’s all one big members. The band has a limited adventure in following a dream,” ������� selection of instruments for loan. says Yeung, who���was������������������ featured on Who should come? Anyone who CBC’s North By Northwest ear- has played an instrument before lier in August. can come. The band members ���� Admission is by donation. have a wide variety of experience ������ and skill levels. Music selections range from classical to current Fuzzcat Please proof for accuracy ����������������� pop then, fax or email Saturday, Sept. 6 at The Royal on ������������������ Regular rehearsals are Tuesday with any changes or an approval. Baker evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m, ��������������� Fuzzcat, Vancouver’s funkPhone: 250.354.3910 • atFax: 250.352.5075 (ish) the Baptist Church, and filled reggae rock attack, has been ������������� Email: new members are welcome at any exploding Western Canadian time. dance floors since 2006. Danceable The Express is not responsible for any errors ����������������������� rhythms, infectious lyrics and proafter the client has signed off. �������������������������������� vocative musical arrangements 6th Annual Harrop have earned Fuzzcat a growing ��������������������������������� reputation as one of Vancouver’s Harvest Festival most exciting emerging bands. Sunday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Charismatic, high-energy perfor- at Harrop Hall, 6066 McConnell Rd. Celebrate the harvest at this mances draw comparisons to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Manu annual festival which promises Chao and Sublime, but the band to be a veritable cornucopia of has diverse influences which locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants and preserves, arts range from hip-hop to punk. In the spring of 2007, Fuzzcat and crafts, vendors and friendly ���������������������������� folk. Dress up any type of vegereleased their first album, table, that overgrown zucchini or Impact! �������������������������� This fall, get ready for the digi- odd shaped potato and enter the tal release of a new 4-song EP Best Dressed Veggie Contest. ������������

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Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Spiritbar In a fundraiser for Food Not Bombs; local extreme metal band Datura will team up with local hip-hop/electro squad Cyphanex for another taste of the collaborative set that shook the Shambhala Rock Pit Sunday night. Resident DJ Bryx, with DJ Digs and Czar, will hold down the turntables and live electronics; blending everything from hip hop, funk and electro to dubstep and metal. Admission is by donation with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to Food Not Bombs, a local organization providing weekly free meals to Nelson’s hungry. Come out and support local arts and community action. Doors at 10 p.m.

Guess the weight of the big pumpkin. Count the beans in the jar. Live entertainment featuring many talented local musicians throughout the day. There will be crafts, games and prizes for kids. Enjoy fresh locally grown corn dripping with butter and an array of food to satisfy all. Admission is free. Vendor space is still available. For information or to book a space, call Helen (250) 229-4740.

Ceramic exhibition gets KSA “Out There”

Instructors and graduates from Selkirk College’s Kootenay School of the Arts (KSA) will showcase their diverse ceramic styles at the prestigious Gallery of BC Ceramics on Granville Island in Vancouver. The special ceramic exhibition – KSA Out There – will feature a wide range of virtuosity and expression from 12 professional clay artists. Each potter has submitted a representation of their high end, mid range and production styles to express their diversity in content, form, design and vision. Participating in the display are KSA clay instructors Pamela Nagley-Stevenson, Garry Graham and David Lawson, along with nine KSA alumni. Four of the artists contributing to the show are well known potters working in the West Kootenay – Kathi Hofmann and Julia Gillmor, of Nelson, Sarah Lawless of Kaslo, and Robin DuPont of Winlaw. Three of the alumni are working in studios in Vancouver – Donna Partridge, Tanis Saxby and Lise Kuhr, while Samantha Dickie runs her studio out of Victoria. The twelfth potter of the show, Maggie Finlayson, is a resident artist at Anderson Ranch Studios in Colorado.


Special Events

Ongoing Events Wednesdays


HALL STREET LOCAL MARKET downtown Nelson. Locally made, grown or baked. 9:30-3. EcoSociety 354-1909. NEED INEXPENSIVE BIRTH CONTROL? Nelson Planned Parenthood drop-in sexual health clinic. 333 Victoria St. 5:30-8 p.m. DOES SOMEONE’S DRINKING� TROUBLE YOU? Al-Anon Meetings, noon at The Cellar. 717A Vernon St., Nelson. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS. Do you have a problem with food? Meet every Wednesday, 719 Vernon St., downstairs, 5:30 p.m. 1-800-611-5788. THE NELSON SCRABBLE CLUB meets Wednesday afternoons at Grounded, 1 p.m. All levels welcome. 505-5583.

WORSHIP SERVICES JOY BAPTIST CHURCH, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 6:30 p.m., 560 Baker St, Suite #3, 825-4095. QUAKER MEETING 723 Ward, upstairs, 9:45. 354-3859. SUNDAY MORNING WORHSIP, Community Church, Passmore Hall, 10 a.m. All welcome. SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Slocan, 6:30 p.m. UNITY CENTRE of the Kootenays, 905 Gordon Rd. Broader Horizons. Back door, 11 a.m. SHAMBHALA CENTRE NYINTHUN: Join us for Sunday sitting meditation 9 a.m. to noon. There will be a break for refreshments mid-morning. You are welcome to come & go as you please. Everyone is welcome. 444 Baker St. 352-5560 WINLAW FARMERS MARKET. May 25th-October. Sundays 9:00 a.m-3:00 p.m. Spicer Center, Hwy 6, Winlaw Vendors wanted. Kim 226-7862. SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP service, Nelson United Church, 10 a.m. 602 Silica St. All are welcome. SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP, Ascension Lutheran Church, 10:15 a.m., 1805 Silverking Rd. You are welcome. 352-2515 SUNDAY AFTERNOON WORSHIP 4pm, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 321 Silica St. 354-3308 CRIB TOURNAMENT at Finley’s Irish Pub every Sunday at 3 p.m ULTIMATE FRISBEE GAMES drop in at Lakeside soccer field, 3:30 p.m. Bring a light or dark shirt. WINLAW FARMERS MARKET 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Spicier Center, Hwy 6 Winlaw. Vendors wanted. Kim 226-7862.

Thursdays ULTIMATE FRISBEE GAMES. Drop-in games at Lakeside soccer field. 6 p.m. Bring a light or dark shirt. YUK YUKS COMEDY TOUR at Finley’s Irish Pub on the last Thursday of every month! KOOTENAY LAKE FAMILY NETWORK offers singing group, 7-12 yrs. 5.45 p.m. Information: Lesley 825-0140 ACUPUNCTURE for ADDICTIONS Free drop-in clinic, 1:00 p.m. Located at 333 Victoria Street, 2nd Floor. 505-7248 BIBLE STUDY JOY BAPTIST CHURCH, 6:30 p.m., 560 Baker St., Suite #3. Everyone welcome. 825-4095. SIGNING CHOIR at 3:30 at NDYC, 608 Lake St.

Fridays DOES SOMEONE’S DRINKING TROUBLE YOU? Al-Anon Meetings, 8 p.m. room 108 downstairs, 601 Front St. GENDER OUTLAWS, a support & social group for trans & gender variants. 354-5362.

Saturdays COTTONWOOD FALLS MARKET every Saturday. Produce, handmade gifts, great food, live music. 9:30-3. 354-1904. WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, HERBALISM and Stone Age Skills classes! Ongoing program. Children, teen, adult classes. 352-6707. THE NELSON SCRABBLE CLUB meets Saturday afternoons at Grounded, 1:00. All levels welcome. 505-5583. SOCIAL/BALLROOM DANCE Second Saturday of the month Brent Kennedy Elem. Gym 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Singles Welcome! Teens Free!! www.

Sundays ULTIMATE FRISBEE GAMES. Drop-in games at Lakeside Soccer Field. 3:30 p.m. WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, HERBALISM and Stone Age Skills classes! Ongoing program. Children, teen, adult classes. 352-6707. TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION 10-11:30 a.m. Open to everyone, beginners welcome. 6425 Sproule Creek Rd. Nelson. 352-2455.

Mondays TEXAS HOLD-EM POKER, 6 p.m. Pool Tourney, 7 p.m. Finley’s Irish Pub. NELSON TABLE TENNIS CLUB. 5:30-7:30 at Blewett Elementary School when school is in session. 352-9547 or 352-5739 SHAMBHALA CENTRE OPEN HOUSE: 7:00 p.m.: meditation instruction and practice; 8:00 p.m.: talk and discussion; 9:00 p.m.: tea. All welcome. 444 Baker Street, 352-5560. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS open meeting. 7:00 p.m. Passmore Hall, 3656 Old Passmore Road.


Sun. Sept 7

OPEN STAGE at The Royal on Baker, 9:30 p.m. hosted by Estevan. Everyone welcome! LIVE MUSIC at FUSION 301 Baker St. 352-3011 Call For reservations PAUL LANDSBERG & BERT PETERS, jazz guitar duo, Library Lounge in the Hume Hotel, 6-10 pm KARAOKE Amy Poznikoff putting on the Ritz and Wild Women Wednesdays at Finleys

BLUES JAM at the Royal on Baker, 6-10 p.m. LIVE JAZZ MUSIC by Table 9, Cedar Creek Cafe, Winlaw, 7 p.m. SARAH AND RICH Per form soulful jazz standards in a pleasant lounge setting. Every Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Redfish Grill at 479 Baker St. JOEY COPEMAN live at Medi Pizza. Covers & originals, 5:30-7:30 p.m. KARAOKE with Joe Blues and prizes to be won at Finley’s Irish Pub. THE TRUMAN SHOW for brunch and Nikko plays evenings at Nelson’s live jazz venue, The Library Lounge, located in the historic Hume Hotel.

Thurs. Sept 4 MYSTERY TRAIN at the Royal on Baker, 9 p.m. DAM UNPLUGGED ACOUSTIC Open Stage, Thursdays, 9 p.m. hosted by Estevan, Dam Inn, South Slocan. FINLEY’S COLLEGE NIGHT with DJ Ripple ROB JOHNSON & GUESTSJAZZ, Library Lounge, Hume Hotel, 6-10 p.m. FRESH THURSDAY WITH DJ BRYX. Spirit Bar, Hume Hotel.

Fri. Sept 5 CHRISSY at the Royal on Baker. 9:30 p.m. $5 NAME THAT TUNE 8 p.m. at Finleys Irish Pub. RYLAN PLAYS AT MAX & IRMA’S Solo finger syle guitar 6-9 p.m. Tasty tones, great food, good times!

Sat. Sept 6 FUZZCAT at the Royal on Baker. 9:30 p.m. $5 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT or all request DJ @ Finleys. DRIFTWOOD (MARV WALKER AND DAN OBRADOVIC) play conteporary classics at the Balfour Beach Inn, 5:30 p.m. LIVE at The Library Lounge, in the Hume Hotel, the Incomparable Hume Quartet. JUDE DAVISON singer/songwriter plays favourites & new originals from CD’s “Bread & Bones” & “Ordinary Dream”. Max & Irmas, 6-9 p.m.

SARAH McGLYNN & RICH RABNETT live at The Library Lounge, located in the historic Hume Hotel. 6-10 p.m. KENNY & OLIN perform oldtime bluegrass, 7 p.m. Cedar Creek Cafe, Winlaw.

The Express at 354-3910

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Wed. Sept 10 OPEN STAGE at The Royal on Baker, 9:30 p.m. hosted by Estevan. Everyone welcome! PAUL LANDSBERG & BERT PETERS, jazz guitar duo, Library Lounge in the Hume Hotel, 6-10 pm KARAOKE Amy Poznikoff putting on the Ritz and Wild Women Wednesdays at Finleys Irish Pub

NELSON & DISTRICT COMMUNITY COMPLEX Open House. Free all day! Call 3544FUN for more details.

SENIOR CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION Branch 51 Monthly Meeting. 1:30 p.m. 717 Vernon Street

Saturday Sept 6 AWARD WINNING MANDY EBEL plays Cottonwood Falls Market from 10-noon. LeNora Faye plays violin tunes noon till 2 p.m.

Wednesday Sept 10 ALTERNATIVE WORSHIP EXPERIENCE. Song, faith readings & contemplation. 7 p.m. Nelson United Church. Everyone welcome.

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ROB FUNK plays Hall Street Local Market from 11-1 p.m. vocals, guitar & melodian.


ACUPUNCTURE forADDICTIONS Free drop-in clinic, 1:00 p.m. Located at 333 Victoria Street, 2nd Floor. 505-7248 NDYC HAS AN AMAZING PEER SUPPORT GROUP available every Tuesday evening. Check them out at these different locations: 4-5 p.m. @ 420 Mill St. for young womyn’s hour; 6-7:30 p.m. @ the Nelson and District Youth Centre for a casual drop-in for youth; and 8-9 p.m. on the radio, CJLY, 93.5fm in Nelson & 96.5 on the Kootenay Lake. This is a call-in talk show for youth receive information and ask questions. THESE SERVICES ARE FREE FOR YOUTH!


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Tues. Sept 9 OPEN STAGE hosted by Mike & Trav 9 p.m. Finley’s Irish Pub. DINNER MUSIC AT THE LIBRARY lounge, Hume Hotel, with Cliff Maddix & Friends, 6-10 p.m. LISTEN TO THE SWEET SOUNDS of Nikko ever y Tuesday at Fusion, on Baker Street. 7-10 p.m.



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Honey: Much more than an alternative for sugar Approximately three quarters of our daily food is pollinated by honeybees, which is probably why Einstein said that if the honeybee became extinct, then so would mankind. The U.S.A. lost a third of its honeybee population last year alone and honeybees are threatened all over the world. Honey, propolis and royal jelly are produced and used by honeybees to maintain the health and longevity of their hives. These products are also much in demand in the health care industry. Honey is more than just an alternative to refined sugar. It is antibacterial and acts as a digestive aid. It also contains an enzyme which produces hydrogen peroxide, making it useful as a topical dressing for wounds. Honey loses its benefits when heated (so be sure to buy it unpasturized) and honey still in the comb is the most nutritious. Propolis is a component of the beehive. It is a mixture of resins, beeswax, essential oils, digestive secretions, and pollen. Propolis has antibiotic qualities and is said to combat viruses and reduce chronic inflammation. Royal jelly is the food of the queen bee and of young bees in the hive. It is prized as a support for the immune system and is said to be antiaging (probably due to its high vitamin B5 content). Royal jelly can also be used to address hormone imbalances

Exploring Health

Sandra Mason

Honey loses its benefits when heated (so be sure to buy it unpasturized) and honey still in the comb is the most nutritious.

common in the years preceding menopause. However, I recently read an article by a beekeeper who cautioned against buying royal jelly because the collection of it necessitates the destruction of the hive and the death of the queen. While enjoying the benefits of bee products, I try to keep in mind all the work that goes into producing these densely nutritious and valuable foods and to remember what an important role honeybees play in maintaining the health of our ecosystem.

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.


Acupuncture Kate Butt, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine ......... 551-5283 Jen Cherewaty, RAC, Balance for Body & Soul ...... 354-1752 Sara Fujibayashi RAC, at Mountain Waters Spa .... 352-3280 Sandra Mason, RAC ....................................................551-0110 Michael Smith, Dr. TCM, 10 years experience.........352-0459 Marion Starr, Dr. TCM ............................................... 352-9890


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

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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


Art Therapy


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


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

Body Piercing

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


Thai, Jin Shin Do, dance, Qi Gong, Bliss. Marisa . 352-3312



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

Janice Poloway, Certified Iridologist, Herbalist ...... 551-4528 Margo MacLaren DHom ............................................. 354-7072

Massage Services

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


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


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





Counselling & Consultation

Social Work

Richard Klein, Stress Reduction Coach .................... 352-3280 Hydrotherapy, Living Foods, Coaching ..................... 352-6419 Carmen Carter, MEd, RCC, Play & Art Therapy ........354-4485 Miriam M. Martineau, MA, Integral Counselling ..... 505-8170 Lee Reid, MA, RCC, Addictions & Trauma ............... 352-3870 Sally Shamai, MEd, RCC, EMDR and more.... 1-877-688-5565


Feldenkrais Method

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

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

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Karen Hornby, RN, BSN. 507 Baker St., #210 ........ 509-1850 Kimberly Davitsky, RST at Shalimar Spa ............... 354-4408 Val Amies, BSW, RSW, Counselor .............................505-8044


Mountain Waters Spa, 205 Victoria St............................352-3280 Shalimar Spa, located at the Prestige Inn ............. 354-4408

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

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THE HEALTH PAGES Briefly Fall bellyfit sessions start Wednesday, Sept. 3, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Moving Centre, 533A Baker St. Organizers call belly-

fit a full body, full spirit, effective exercise experience. High energy aerobics are fused with belly dance, African dance, bollywood and bhangra, with pilates infused core and yoga stretch.

Yoga and spine alignment clinics

Monday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 19 and Monday Sept. 22 to Friday, Sept. 26, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Shanti Yoga Studio, 466 Josephine St. Students can sign up for one day, one week or both weeks for these clinics. Students learn to keep the four curves in their spine engaged and elongated as they use muscles in synergy, decompressing the spine and relieving stiffness and tension in the neck and back. They will also learn to strengthen and tone muscles and increase flexibility fast by rewiring dysfunctional muscle patterns encoded in the nervous system. This training is gentle, safe and gives students tools to maintain optimal spinal health. Introducing a yoga practice that can be done anywhere and at any age, master teacher Michaelle Edwards travels from Kauai to lead these clinics. Students at every level can take these clinics. Visit for details

Bring running shoes, water and a yoga mat if you have one. There will be no class Wednesday,Sept. 10. Call Heather at (250) 354-0492 to register. Classes are $10 drop in or $32 for four classes.

or to register. Registration is $50 for one day, $225 for a week and $425 for two weeks.

Alignment basics workshop

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Shanti Yoga Studio, 466 Josephine St. This workshop is designed to help students gain a deeper understanding of how common misalignments in the physical body can create pain and injury. It intends to give students the tools to begin healing themselves. Organizers say that by aligning the body with nature’s design, people begin to experience more comfort and freedom on all levels: physical, emotional and spiritual. In this workshop, participants will work with anusara yoga’s universal principles of alignment to address specific issues such as pain in the joints, back, shoulders and neck. Registration is $60. Contact Elissa Gumushel at or call (250) 509-1049.

New personal coach

Pauline Daniel, a native of Nelson, has recently launched Coaching Connections International, a company dedicated to the practice of life coaching. “When people ask me to explain life coaching, I tell them, ‘What a personal trainer does to improve your body physically, I can do to help strengthen other areas of your life,’” Daniel says. She earned her certification from Coaching and Leadership International in Victoria, and is now a life coach specializing in helping businesswomen create the life of their dreams. Daniel uses tools and methodologies to help her clients achieve their goals. “I act as a coach, partner and cheerleader, working closely and confidentially with the client through their personal change and transition to life balance,” Daniel says. For more information visit or contact Daniel at (250) 505-5491 or paulin

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The corporation of the village of slocan will be holding a general local election on November 15, 2008 for the purpose of electing a mayor and four councillors to office. If you qualify to vote at the November election and/or at other voting opportunities that may be scheduled, please make sure your name is on the list of electors.To make sure your name is on the list, please be in contact with the following: Village of Slocan Office 503 Slocan Street, Slocan, BC 250-355-2277 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (closed noon to 1:00 pm) Monday to Thursday (excluding holidays) Ask for Shana or Janet ADVANCE ELECTOR REGISTRATION:

Advance Elector Registrations will be accepted until close of business on Tuesday, September 23, 2008. For those qualified electors not on the voters list who wish to register to vote on voting day, two pieces of identification will be required (at least one with a signature) to prove both residency and identity of the elector.

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Beginning September 30, 2008 until the close of general voting on November 15, 2008, a copy of the list of registered electors will, upon signature, be available for public inspection, at the Village Office, 503 Slocan Street, Slocan BC, during regular office hours, Monday to Thursday, excluding statutory holidays. NOTE: An elector may request that personal information respecting the elector be omitted from or obscured on the list for protection of privacy. OBJECTION TO REGISTRATION OF AN ELECTOR:

An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with the Local Government Act until 4:00 pm on October 10, 2008. An objection must be in writing and may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of the Village of Slocan and can only be made on the basis that the person whose name appears has died or is not qualified to be registered as an elector for the Village of Slocan. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION…

Please feel free to contact the following persons; Shana Paivarinta, Chief Election Officer Janet Boisvert, Deputy Chief Election Officer Phone: 250-355-2277



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*Kootenay Reader ads only. Not applicable for businesses or associations Free classifieds not taken by phone. Must be submitted in person, mail, e-mail or fax. Ads accepted for buying, selling, giving, renting, lost & found, etc. All ads must have a phone number. One ad per phone number per week First 15 words are FREE, each additional word 25¢ • Deadline: Thursday noon.

Forward your ad to: 554 Ward St., Nelson, BC V1L 1S9 • Fax: 250-352-5075 •

Submit your FREE reader classified online Deadline: Thursday noon! Announcements





arren & Arami Yanke are proud to announce the birth of Lauren, born July 5. Welcomed by brother Ethan and grandparents Norm and Sue Yanke and Pega Ren. Thanks to Tanya Baker and Colleen MacDonald.



ichael & Cheyanna Shypitka are ecstatic to announce the arrival of Zoë Michelle Margaret to the world. Born July 25, 2008, weighting 6 lbs 7 oz, a blessing for all who meet her. Thanks to Dr. Woodward and nurses Patty and Treena at Kootenay Lake Hospital.


iana & Mark Dickieson are excited to announce the arrival of Liam Isaiah. Born in the water on May 15th. A calm and beautiful birth. Thank you Dr. Jim Noiles and Melinda.


Health & Fitness

Help Wanted

BENEFACTORS NEEDED to send high school students to International Youth Peace Conference to work with Nobel Laureates. Tax deductible. 354-1310. RHYTHMIC GYMNASTIC FALL PROGRAMS! Learn to dance with ribbons, hoops, balls, ropes & scarves! Redfish School; Mon Beg/Inter 2:153:15, 3:30-4:30. Brent Kennedy; Wed, Beg 3-4:00, Inter 4:15-5:30, Display Group 5:30-6:30. S. Nelson School; Tues, Intro 3-3:45, Inter 4-5:30; Thurs, Beg 3-4:00, Performance Group 45:30, Adv. Technique & Performance 5-7:00. Programs run between Sept 18-Dec 18. Contact Rhythmic Dimensions for registration & info 505-1812,

ESL/ENGLISH TUTOR. Experienced, qualified. (BA Linguistics, SFU. TESL Cert., UBC.) 250-359-0193 or

NEXT BIGGEST LOSER Starts September 3/4 at NDCC. 12 week challenge. Must pre-register. Judy 250-359-2979.

NWT. PLUMBER/GAS FITTER. 3 years experience in residential/industrial systems. Housing provided, competitive rates. Contact Val at 867-5872072 or


Help Wanted

BE YOUR OWN BOSS - Find out how at The Franchise Show, Canada’s largest ALL Franchise show September 27 & 28. Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. Visit WEST KOOTENAY WOMEN’S ASSCIATION Annual General Meeting. Wednesday, September 17th, 5-7 p.m. Nelson & District Women’s Centre, 420 Mill Street, Nelson (between Stanley and Ward) Please join us! We are also looking for Coordinating Collective members. If you are interested, please call Kathleen at 352-9916 THE PUBLIC IS INVITED to hear author Jack Hodgins talk about his novel “Broken Ground”, Sunday, September 21st at 11:00 a.m. at the Best Western. Admission $10 at the door, or tickets at Otter Books. Sponsored by the Kootenay Book Weekend.

CANONBIE CONTRACTING Ltd. is focused on achieving a positive, safe, and productive environment for all our employees. Our goal is to employ only the best our industry has to offer. We are currently recruiting for the following journeymen positions: carpenters, pipefitters, crane operators, electricians/instrumentation. Qualified applicants are asked to forward their resumes by fax: 780-410-6943 or email: Please quote competition #TR-0801. To view more opportunities and full position profiles, please visit www. JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Technician or apprentice for growing GM dealership. Excellent benefits and working conditions. Looking for a change? Apply to Rick Olver, Service Manager. Hunter Motors, Athabasca, Alberta. 780675-2917 or 1-800-272-5691. RICHARD REPAIR SERVICES, Plamondon, Alberta requires journeyman automotive heavy duty mechanics, service advisor partsman. This northern Alberta community offers excellent schools, recreation, community facilities, hunting, fishing, camping opportunities. Wonderful place to work and raise your family. Competitive wages, comprehensive health package, profit sharing, ownership opportunity, housing and moving allowance available. Contact Robert Richard 780-798-3737. Fax 780-7983333; FREE PHONE CONNECTIONS! Limited time offer! Super low monthly rates! Internet and long distance available. No credit checks, fast connections. Phone Factory Reconnect 1877-336-2274; WANTED LOG TRUCK drivers with 2 years experience pulling Super B trailer. 8 full-time positions. Preemployment drug test required. Send resume to 780-525-2991 or by email: For additional information call 780-525-2110 ALL SEASONS CAFE currently hiring experienced line/prep cook. Highly motivated, organized individual who is able to work in a fast-paced environment & passionate about great food. Please call Adam 352-0101. NELSON CHINESE RESTAURANT hiring 2 Contonese Cooks. Cook certificate, min 3 years experience. $17/ hour, 40 hours/week. Fax resume (must code oc106) to 250-352-5588. EXPERIENCED ERECTORS for pre-engineered steel buildings. Top wages depending on experience. Includes benefits. 250-979-2933 or fax 250-717-5751.

Business Opportunities A POPULAR ON-LINE STORE with local and international markets, featuring exquisite bed and table linens of both modern and ancient Indian wood block designs. This family run business provides both income and freedom to enjoy life in the Kootenays. Priced to sell at $65K. Call 250-352-9577. OPERATE A MINI-OFFICE OUTLET from home. Free online training, flexible hours, great income. WORK AT HOME ONLINE - Start a real home-based business. Work when you want. Apply online and start today!



harles & Margaret Shrieves along wth Dan & Liz Maluta would like to announce the arrival of their first grandson, Charles “Austin” Shrieves, Sunday, April 6th at 12:47 pm, to proud parents, Aaron & Annie Shrieves.

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careers at cbt program manager Columbia Basin Trust has openings for: • Program Manager - Environment • Program Manager - Water Both of these positions require extensive travel throughout the region to develop relationships and projects that support the vision, mission, and mandate of the CBT. Detailed job descriptions can be viewed at or requested from Debra Stewart at 1.800.505.8998 or Résumés will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. PST, Monday, September 15, 2008. The Columbia Basin Trust supports efforts by the people of the Basin to create a legacy of social, economic, and environmental well-being and to achieve greater self-sufficiency for present and future generations.



NANNY WANTED FOR WALDORF CHILD. Uphill Nelson. 2 days a week. Hours negotiable. 352-6846. CHILD CARE PROVIDER in your home: ECE & Special Needs certified. Experience includes Waldorf. Part-time. 250-359-7559. CRIB/DAYBED, FISHER PRICE, mattress, 4 sheets, bear themed accessories (skirt, comforter, lamp) excellent condition, $200. 250-352-5210 WE’RE HAVING A BABY & need clothes, toys, equipment. Clean & in good shape please. 352-9235. PEG PEREGO PRAM & STROLLER with removable bassinet $125. Plush rocking horse $15. 352-2251. CRIB/DAYBED, FISHER PRICE, firm mattress, sheets, bear themed accessories, (skirt, comforter, lamp) $200. 352-5210. BRIO WOODEN TRAIN SET. 2 Brio trains. Many accessory pieces for track, like bridges. $120. 359-5926. FREE GRACO INFANT SWING. Manual wind up. Missing cushion. Call 352-9814.

Computers FOR SALE: NEVER BEEN USED, black, Dell, flat screen monitor 17”. $175, was $200. 355-2344. MAXTOR EXTERNAL HARDDRIVE, 160 GB. New! Comes with warranty, USB cable & power source. $75. 354-1944. SONY VIAO LAPTOP, Athlon Pentium, DVD burner. 505-5058. PC GAME CRYSIS for sale, $20 obo. 354-8547.

Education WANT A CAREER CHANGE? Prepare for a well-paid/low-stress career as a massage professional. No need to relocate! Home study plus hands-on tutorials in Calgary or Edmonton. Excellent instructors, great results. Very affordable. 1-866491-0574;

Free 4-500 AMP PORTABLE LINCOLN WELDER. Good motor, needs carb & weld motor mount. 226-7918. ENTRY DOOR FRAME with glass sidelights, 6’ wide, 6 9/16” jamb, good condition. 229-5442. A COURSE IN MIRACLES study materials, books, tapes. A new study group starting soon. Bo, 352-9686 CAT. GOOD MOUSER. Just spayed & vaccinated. looking for a loving home, perhaps temporarily. 352-1685.

Furniture WINE SHELVES, solid wood, 24x24x72”, $200. Free! Benjamina fig plant, 72h, 54 diam. 352-6086. DOUBLE MATTRESS, $200. Queen bed frame and small table with 2 chairs, $120, both from Country Furniture. Computer desk from Cowan’s, $50. Antique wash stand, $150. Loveseat, $80. 250-354-0282. OAK STUDENT DESK, excellent condition. $25. Phone 399-4478 NICE COLLECTIBLE wood cook stove. 1939 Mcleary/water reservoir, shelf, priced to sell. 304-4558 in Glade. LOVESEAT, SOFA, CHAIR, OTTOMAN, 2 end tables, cocktail table, corner curio, tv, table, washer, dryer. 365-8406. CUSTOM MADE CORNER CABINET, maple, 4 doors, 2 upper glass, 44”x78”, hand-painted floral design. $300 firm. 352-7545. BEAUTIFUL COUCH & LOVESEAT, perfect condition, $300. Very sturdy, solid wood, handmade picnic table $100. 354-4014. NEW LAKEVIEW FURNITURE, sage couch & loveseat, light for me. $1500 firm. Paid $2000. 505-5337. TWO AUTHENTIC BARCELONA CHAIRS with ottomans. Black Leather, stainless steel frame. Excellent condition. Call 359-6803.

Garage Sales SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH. 319 High Street (near View). Many childrens items. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. No Early Birds! SEPT. 6TH, 9-2. Art & eclectic sale. Spiritual books, tarot deck, exotic materials, etc. 320 Beasley.

Home & Garden ENTRY DOOR, 36” wood, 6-panel, good condition, front needs sanding/ paint, $99. 229-2330 or 229-5442. WILLING TO PICK (& share) your fruits, nuts, veggies before bears do. Thank you. 352-9235. 21 QUART ALL AMERICAN PRESSURE COOKER/CANNER. Professional quality, instructions & recipes. $250 new in box. 509-1941. AUTUMN CLEAN UP. Raking, hauling, blowing, garden, fruit pick up. Call Nice Yard! Maintenance & Lawn Care at 250-509-1083.

Lost & Found FOUND: two children’s coats at Lion’s Park. Call 505-5153 to identify LOST KEYS, car, attached to a long blue Indian bead necklace. 805-722-5906 FOUND ON AUGUST 28, women’s sunglasses on Josephine Street by Trafalgar. Call 352-0544 to identify. LOST gold chain feather pendant week of Aug 18th. Great sentimental value. Mona 399-0035 Reward. Windsurfer board lost, 6 mile. Colourful mistral. Beginning of August. Reward 354-0443 LOST AT FISH LAKE. Cardboard box containing Coleman camping stove and camping gear. Call 505-4071. $300 REWARD! Missing since Aug. 16th from Ft. Sheppard Dr. in Nelson. 1 year old, medium hair, Siamese X with blue eyes. Sophie is really shy and is not used to being outside. 509-1171. SANTA CRUZ KITEBOARD black with red tribal, white skull on end. 825-9626, Geoff or Barb. LOST HUSKY X (Kaya) with black collar, Fairview area, Aug. 21. If found please call 352-9945.

Misc. for Sale UTILITY TRAILER, flat deck, 10’x7’, new paint, great shape, $400 obo. Phone 354-8268. ARMS REACH CO-SLEEPER, $100 firm. Graco Travelite Swing, $30. Cosco infant carseat/stroller, $40. Jessica 352-1828. LEE VALLEY 18” ROTARY MOWER $75, water cooler $50, antique spinning wheel, works, $225, antique blanket boxes offers, all obo. 1-250353-2439. GARLIC, ORGANICALLY GROWN. Various types. $7/lb. Sunshine Bay Growers. 229-4364.

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WURLITZER PIANO, Lazyboy recliner loveseat, 16’ fibreglass lake canoe, wood frame sliding glass door. 250359-7622. ANTIQUES: Gentleman’s dresser circa 1850; Noritake vase, plates & candy dishes; Old pictures - 3 people, water scene, shoeing a horse; Limoges Elite tea set & more. 250352-6065. NATURAL GAS HOT WATER TANK $100; futon w/mattress, loveseat, $75 ea. Ph. 229-2353. MASON RISCH PIANO, excellent condition, $1200, Little Tikes kitchen, $30. Ph. 250-359-8111 NINTENDO GAMECUBE w/2 controllers, memory card & 8 games. $160. Jay 354-0228. Dresser $100. Turntable $30. Glider rocker $50. Cupboard $75. China cabinet $125. Speakers $50. 359-7756 16’ CANOE “FRONTIERSMAN” $600. Electric concrete vibrator. 12’ car-top boat with 6hp motor $850. Compound hunting bow complete with arrows and case $285. Phone 229-4922 VINTAGE RECORD PLAYER/RADIO UNIT. 1940’s Grundig Fleetwood model. $300. 250-359-7942 PC, QUALITY CANADIAN MADE SEANIX DESKTOP, Windows XP, Intel Celeron, DVD, excellent condition, $99. 505-1102 TWO BRAUN JUICERS $10 and $5 each. 352-6762.

TREADMILL BOUGHT 1 YEAR AGO for $1300, will sell for $700 firm. 3529222 to see it. LITTLE CHIEF SMOKER w/encloser, $35. Wanted: Ford 4x4 16” wheel covers in good shape. 352-2543. 2 WINMAU DARTBOARDS in great condition, full compliment darts, backplate, $100. 304-5391. BED & BOXSPRING, $50. Book shelving, various furniture, $50 obo. Moving, need to sell. Patryk, 509-1652 SOFA & LOVESEAT, $600. Sofa & 2 chairs, $600. Antique loveseat, $400. Porta-potti, $75. 229-4544. METAL EXTERIOR DOOR, insulated, white, 36, window at top, deadbolt, locking handle. $100 obo. 551-3833. PET CAGE, large multi-level rodent type cage on wheels. 1 yr old. $50 obo. 509-1345. 2 STUDENT DESKS, 24x45 with drawers, $65 ea. ExpressVu satellite system $95. Ph. Ken 352-0136. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Three to four cords at a time. Senior discounts. 250-304-3757. TILES: FLOOR, CEILING 8” square. 36 mottled green [forest], 25 offwhite [amethyst]. Best offer. 250352-2381. DOWN PILLOWS. Pacific Crest Hypo-Allergenic. New. $50/pair. Simoniz 10 inch car polisher $35. 250-505-2720.

DOG HOUSE. Double insulated for large dog, like new, $40. 226-7880. WASHER DRYER SET, good condition, white, free local delivery. $375. 505-2075. FRIDGE: IGLOO STAINLESS STEEL bar fridge, 1.7cu ft., new, $70. 352 9784 FIREWOOD, birch $200/cord, Hardi plank 60 pc khaki 60 sage, offers? 352-5663. 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. 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; WILF CARTER and many more oldtime country music favourites. CDs, DVDs. Free 48 page catalogue. Music Barn, Box 3160-f, Markham, ON L3R 6G5. html. Toll-Free 1-800-984-0047

FREE CLEAN FILL WANTED. Dump sight Granite Rd. 2 minutes downtown. Dump trucks only please. 505-3805 GOOD, USED CSA or otherwise approved wood stove. 250-357-9905 WANTED: HIGH QUALITY, new or used rebounder (mini-trampoline). 250-825-4539. BOTTLES (REFUNDABLE) WANTED. 7 year old boy donates all $ to our hospital. Please call 825-9536. LOOKING FOR 8 ft. collapsible table & 10x10 canvas tent similar to farmers market tents. 354-1909. I’D VALUE YOUR UNWANTED, LEFTOVER, FREE acrylic & latex paint. Contact Devon at 505-0641. Peace!

CELESTIAL MUSIC STUDIOS: Piano lessons (Nelson), all ages, beginner to advanced. Qualified pianist (Royal Academy of Music, London) 250-864-6780. CLASSICAL GUITAR & PIANO LESSONS in Nelson with Rita Deane (B. Mus., M. Mus.) Professional, experienced teacher, former Victoria Conservatory of Music faculty member. Daytime lessons available Mon Thurs. 250-352-0013.

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TRUCK FOR HIRE. Will do dump runs, moving, etc. Patrick 505-0612 PINE BEETLES STARTING TO INFEST your forest? Need some of your trees down for firewood? Feeling a bit uncomfortable taking it down yourself? Call Shaun at Phoenix Falling for your ground based tree needs. 354-7411. JUNK TO THE DUMP & weed whacking. Call me now. 352-3871. “I’ll do it.” DOMESTIC DIVAS is here with quality insured services. Animal care, artwork, baking, bodywork, catering, childcare, construction, clean-up, deliveries, errands, housecleaning, home organizing, landscaping, painting, reception, sewing repairs, tile setting & design, yard clean-up. Call 505-4691.

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REGESTERD AKA BOSTON TERRIER for stud service, $600. Call 250-229-4055. Very handsome man. PEKINGESE PUPS, 3 males, all shots, ready Sept 13th, $400. Call 825-0194. RODENT CAGE & ACCESSORIES. $100. 354-4296. LLAMA - neutered male, 8-10 yrs old, good with sheep, does not spit. $50. 355-2269. DWARF BUNNY FOR SALE. Nonshedding, non-allergenic, everything included, free cage (2 1/2x3x1 1/2), $70. 352-6120.

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Misc. Wanted ALUMINUM ROOFING. Used, free or cheap. 229-5633. WANTED: Stationary bike. 352-6065 CARPET & UNDERLAY 12’x12’, landscape bricks, plastic fencing. 250-355-2269.

Toys & Wheels Auto Financing 1 IN CREDIT REBUILDING. Need a car, truck, van or SUV? Auto credit fast. Bad credit! No credit! Bankruptcy! Repossession! No problem. Call today and drive away. Call Stephanie 1-877792-0599. Free delivery anywhere -

Cars 1997 AUDI A6 all-wheel drive four door sedan. 156,000 km, excellent shape, very comfortable. 551-6452. 1994 ACURA INTEGRA, 5-speed, red, 213,000 kms, runs excellent, CD, winter tires, $4900. 352-7615. SACRIFICE SALE, 2002 SILVER MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE. Auto, winter stored, excellent condition. Reduced price, $11,500. 354-1349. 1988 VW GOLF, 230,000 kms, runs well, sun roof, roof rack, $1500 obo. 825-4181. 93 HONDA CIVIC SI, automatic winter tires, sunroof, new muffler/radiator, alpine deck $4000 obo. 551-2748. 1997 VW GOLF FOR SALE. Runs great, awesome on gas. $4,200 obo. 1-250-888-1006 or 352-2672 for info 91’ VW PASSAT (Grey) 212,000 kms, great shape, good on gas! $2400 firm. 250-825-4540. 1994 ASTRO VAN, seats 8, runs well, 4 snow tires, $800 obo. 229-5315. 1998 FORD TAURUS WAGON, 170,000 kms, winter & summer tires, power locks/windows, a/c, $2500 obo. 352-9980.

Sleds/Bikes ATV, KAWASAKI 650 4x4, winch, mud lites, trunk, 3000 kms, recently serviced, $5000. 250-365-6967. 1978 Honda Twinstar 185cc “very cool” $1000 firm. Runs great. 352-3914 2001 HONDA XR 100. Good condition, starts first kick. $1400 obo. Call 229-4555. 2002 HONDA SHADOW SPIRIT 750. Backrest, honda saddlebags, helmet, cover. 5755 km. $5600. 359-5926. 1998 KLR650, 35,000 km, lockbox, new brake pads, battery, thermostat, 65 mpg, $2900 obo. 825-9320.

Tires/Parts/Other 105 HP DIESEL TRACTOR. T800 Volvo. $6000 obo. 359-7922. SMALL BLOCK CHEVROLET PARTS: Msd, Edelbrock, etc. Phone 352-5368.

Tires/Parts/Other Trucks/SUVs/Vans CANOPY W/ROOF RACKS for older Toyota pick up (early 80s). $200 obo. 354-1865. ENCLOSED CARGO TRAILERS, both 7x14 feet, black 2006 $4600, white 2005 $3600, many extras. 250353-2072. SET OF 4 LOCK NUTS w/key (12x1.5), 12 mag nuts (12x1.5), all for $15. 365-3538. WINTER/OFFROAD TIRES suitable for VW van (light truck). 14” rim, new. $50 each. 352-6399. COMPLETE 454 ENGINE on propane with turbo. 400 auto transmission. Asking $1500, runs great. 505-5005

Trucks/SUVs/Vans 1986 CHEVY S-10, 2wd, four speed , 2.2 litre engine, cd player, $2500 obo. 359-8111, 551-9111. 1999 NISSAN FRONTIER, 5-speed, 4 cyl, regular cab, runs excellent, new starter, 265,000 kms, $4900 obo. 551-2143. 1999 JEEP SAHARA TJ. Black 4x4, 5-speed, 4.0L 122,000 km. Good on fuel. Well maintained. Soft-top. Hardtop. Full doors. $13,000 obo 3523656 or 551-4141. POWER RAM 1988 4x4, 318 engine, works great, all new brake system, no rust. $2000. 505-5264. 2002 GMC HD 3/4 ton supercab 4x4. Tow/haul package, automatic, 6 litre, air, tilt, cruise. 352-2051. MUST SELL, 1983 DODGE VAN. Was $2500, now $1500. 354-0191 Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2004 SUBARU OUTBACK, 125,000 kms, 22,000 kms on engine, new brakes, dual moon-roof, 6 cd changer, $16,900. 352-7185. 1999 CHEVY TRACKER 4x4, 2 door soft-top, 5 speed, CD stereo, 85,000 kms. 27-34 mpg. $7,200/obo. 250354-0115

1995 NISSAN PATHFINDER. Heated seats, remote start, new winters, good condition. $3150. 359-6699. 1991 XLT FORD EXPLORER 4X4, newer tires, brakes, hubs, etc. Runs fine. $1500. Ph. 250-229-5796. 1988 4RUNNER V6. Lots of new parts but engine not running well. $1500 obo. 352-6723. 1997 FORD AEROSTAR AWD. 135,000 km, good interior, powertrain, needs front brakes, tires. $1500. 352-9679. 1990 B2600 MAZDA TRUCK for sale. Excellent parts truck! Asking $500 obo. Must sell 226-6998. 1992 AEROSTAR AWD, good winter beater, 8 wheels, good snows, 257K, seats 8, $1995 obo. 250-368-5133. 1985 RANGER 4x4. New tires, battery, exhaust in last two years. Runs great! $800. 509-1239.

Boats 21’ 10” CABIN CRUISER, 165 hp merc, rebuilt stern drive, excellent mechanical, $4,800, view Riondel. 250-448-6502. 1991 18’ BAYLINER OPENBOW, 90 h/p Forse o/b, galvanized trailer, excellent condition. $8000. 226-7169 18’ PROJECT BOAT. Fiberglass, excellent hull, rebuilt volvo-penta inboard; leg/seats/hardware need rebuild/installation, $100. 825-4256. 44’ HOUSEBOAT, full kitchen, bath, furnace, 5 double beds, large deck, slide. $22,000 obo. 509-0287.

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Music & Dance BALLROOM & SALSA DANCE Classes in Nelson! Both couples & singles welcome! No dance experience necessary! Ballroom Dancing on Tuesdays (Sept. 23 - Dec. 9) Salsa Dancing on Thursdays (Sept. 25 - Dec. 11) Beginners 6:15 p.m., Practice 7:15 pm, Intermediates 8:15 p.m. Pre-registration only. $140 per person for 12-week session. 250352-0013 YBA 200 BASS HEAD, great condition, massive power & tone. $650. Ask for Harlen 352-1689. FRIENDS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC informal listening and/or interactive soirees for music aficionados. 505-5583 INTERESTED IN FIDDLING? Fiddle groups starting in September, for adults & children. Caroline 352-6154 SQUARE DANCING Thursdays starting September 18th. Beginners welcome. Phone Bob 352-6317. SELMER BUNDY ALTO SAX, great condition, with extra jazz mouthpiece and ligature. $500. 352-7035. CD & DVD DUPLICATION, direct to disc printing and graphic design located in Nelson: www.shortyburns. com 352-BURN(2876) TRUMPET, GREAT FOR STUDENT. 1 year old, excellent condition, $225 obo. 250-352-9282.


Services MONUMENTAL Stone Works. Custom headstones/monuments. Portable sandblasting. Cleaning and re-highlighting. Glass etching. Pet Memorials - proceeds to SPCA. 354-0988 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:

Thank You CARD OF THANKS to these local businesses that donated door prizes for the Slocan Lake Dance Camp: Live-It-Up Fitness, Still Eagle, Gaia Rising, Otter Books, More-Than-Fair Global Giftware, Natural Way Home and Sutherland Music. Special thanks to Area H Director Don Munroe, the Slocan Valley Arts Council and the Kootenay Savings Credit Union. TO ALL OF THE MUSICIANS involved in the Errol Organs show. Also to Kelly, Kim, Chris, John, Loren, Martha, Michael, who made it all possible, and all of the fans for their support. Boutique Music, Hemp & Co. and the staff at the Royal. Sorry to anyone I forgot to thank!

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MATURE, NON-SMOKING COUPLE SEEKING house-sitting opportunity in Nelson. Available Jan. and Feb. of 2009 or portion thereof. 306-8652384 or 306-865-7604. EXPERIENCED LONG-TERM HOUSE SITTER available Oct/08 Castlegar area. Ns/np, responsible, clean, quiet. References available. Lareena 250-608-5639. MATURE COUPLE looking to find home to sit within the town boundaries of Nelson for 4 to 5 weeks around the month of February. References available. Please call 807-226-5249. FREE RENT/HOUSESITTING, remote location, handyman, must love animals. Long term. Info email or

PREFAB HOMES DISCOUNTED 50%+! Green-R-Panel Building Systems Sub-prime mortgage disaster order cancellations. 1260SF Pre-engineered package originally $29,950.00, Blowout $14,975.00!!! Other sizes - sacrifice prices! Since 1980/BBB. 1-800-871-7089. Fall/ spring delivery available! LAC LA HACHE: 28.55 acres. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, pond, creek, heated pool, guest cabin, workshop. More info call Jeanette or Larry 250-3964688 or cariboo COSTA RICA! INVEST IN PARADISE! Highly sought after properties from $49k. Ocean front & mountain view available! Call now: 1-888-385-9974.

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BRIMMING WITH POTENTIAL 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in good uphill neighbourhood with in-law suite. Recently upgraded heat and electric. $327,900 Call Trevor@NelsonRealty. ca 250-354-8409 CHARMING SALMO HOME in quiet neighbourhood close to schools and shopping. Many recent upgrades $218,900 Call Trevor@NelsonRealty. ca 250-354-8409 WATERFRONT TUDOR HOME with vaulted ceilings and generous room sizes. Bonus guest cottage could be vacation rental. $859,000 Call 250-354-8409 THINKING OF SELLING? Get a FREE, no obligation market evaluation of your home. Call 354-8409 3 BEDROOM CHARMER WITH LAND. Bright & spacious renovated home in the community of Salmo. $259,000. Robert Goertz, Valhalla Path Realty. 354-8500. BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED HERITAGE FAMILY HOME in Slocan Village for sale. Safe community, excellent school, pristine recreation. Reduced $348,000. 355-2440. WATERFRONT LOTS in 450 acre master planned community near Nelson. Fully serviced with underground lines. Private 260 acre park with hiking and biking trails. Community beach park. Great value starting at $395,000. By appointment only. Call Eroca Ryon -250-354-0309 Visit for details. WATERVIEW LOTS in 450 acre master planned community near Nelson. Fully serviced with underground lines. Private 260 acre park with hiking and biking trails. Community beach park. Great value starting at $135,000. By appointment only. Call Eroca Ryon -250-354-0309 Visit for details 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATHROOM in a quiet location in Fairview at 407 6th St. 1000 sq. ft. & is renovated extensively w/new drywall, refinished hw floors, new appliances, 200 sq. ft. sundeck & garden. $279,900. Phone 354-2007. WATERFRONT LOT. Fully-serviced with pristine views of Kootenay Lake/ mountains. All amenities nearby. Call Brent 604-715-9181.

EXECUTIVE 2 BEDROOM W/DECK overlooking the lake at Nasookin. Fully renovated with bamboo floors and all new appliances. Mature, long term tenants only. N/S N/P $1400/ month. 250-352-2100. NELSON 2 BEDROOM HOUSE, 5 appliances, parking, large garden, view, just remodeled, $1200/month plus utilities, no smokers/pets, available October 1, one year lease. Ph: 250-352-0433, Don. FURNISHED SUBLET, waterfront cabin in Blewett. November to May. $700 inclusive. Mature single occupancy. 352-1209 LARGE ROOM IN BLEWETT. Furnished, internet access, W/D, suitable for student. $475 +util. Phone 352-1376. 2 BEDROOM IN PROCTER on .42 acres. Large deck, nice views. N/S, N/P, $950/ month + utilities. Rentals@NelsonRealty. ca 250-352-2100 BLEWETT, spacious, furnished 3 bdrm main floor. Mature NS/ND/NP 5 km Nelson. Great yard. Available immediately. 505-2060. SPACIOUS 1 BEDROOM, hospital area. October/November to May. $750/mo. Call 250-505-1108. 3 BEDROOM HOUSE on acreage, Salmo. $1000/mo. First & last month. References required. 250-357-9905. NEW, BEAUTIFUL, BRIGHT 1 BEDR. SUITE available Sept 1st. In-floor heat, washer/dryer, very quiet acreage, mountain views, trails, ns/np, all incl. $850/mo. Call 352-2190. 1 BR., SLOCAN CITY, bright, renovated, wood/tile floors, clawfoot tub, references/lease, NS, NP. $485+. 352-6311. BRIGHT 1 BR BASEMENT SUITE, d/t Winlaw. N/s, no pets. $575/mo + util. Sept. 1. Clare 250-226-6751.

Rentals Commercial BRIGHT, Heritage, downtown office. Shared waiting room, glassed-in patio. Incl. utilities, parking. NS/ND/ NP. $398/mo. (250)354-7369 OFFICE SPACE 1-2 rooms in comfortable quiet 800 block Vernon St. Parking available. Suitable for professional/consulting/counseling. 3540976 (d) 354-4453 (e)

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Well established woodstove and gas appliance business. Close to Nelson. Good range of suppliers, excellent showroom and a growing business with 5 year lease in place.


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Home Front

Bill Lynch, Paul Muntak & Dale Olinyk

Due to a busy work schedule this summer, Lynch Building Inspection is taking a break from writing the column and the Express will run archived columns.

into and out of the system unrestricted. During the winter months ensure that these duct hoods do not get blocked with ice and snow. Check the condensate drain located at the bottom of the HRV unit. Flush it with warm water to ensure that it is not

blocked. This tubing is collecting condensed indoor humidity and delivering the water to a floor drain or laundry tub. Once a year remove the grilles at the end of each distribution duct and vacuum inside the ducts. Also remove the dust and debris that has built up around the fan blades inside the HRV unit. You may be able to order a service manual from the manufacturer that will provide you with advise on lubricating fan motors (required on some older models) and methods for cleaning the HRV core. Also consider having a certified HRV technician complete an annual tune-up on the mechanical and electrical components. To locate a technician look for air conditioning service companies in the phone book.



Maintain your heat recovery ventilator for clean air We just purchased and moved into a home with a heat recovery ventilator system. I notice a vast improvement in the air quality in the house when we have it turned on, but the former owners didn’t leave us any service manuals so we don’t know if it requires periodic maintenance and/or servicing. I’m a big fan of heat recovery ventilators (HRV’s) for the same reason you mention. These units not only improve your indoor air quality; they reduce indoor humidity and re-claim heat from the hot exhausted air before dumping it outdoors. Here are a few maintenance tips that will help keep your HRV running trouble free. Before performing any maintenance be sure to turn off the HRV and unplug it. Take 10 minutes every two or three months to clean or replace the air filters. Older HRV’s have replaceable filters available at your local building supply store. Newer models are often equipped with reusable filters that can be removed, vacuumed and washed with soap and water before re-installing. Go outside and locate the intake and exhaust hoods located on one of the walls of your home. Make sure both duct hoods are clean and free of debris so air can move

September 3, 2008

Colour Chats In-Home Design Consultations

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September 3, 2008

CITY OF NELSON NEWS • SEPTEMBER 3, 2008 Phone: 352-5511 • Fax: 352-2131 • website:

Mailing Address: Suite 101, 310 Ward Street, Nelson, BC V1L 5S4 • email:

A SALUTE TO OUR WORKERS! The Mayor and Council would like to thank our employees for their commitment to the City of Nelson for providing exemplary services to the citizens of Nelson.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The City of Nelson is seeking a full-time Operations Manager. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 PM, September 19, 2008. Please visit the Info Centre on our web site ( for additional details.

NELSON HYDRO CUSTOMER ADVISORY – Home Based Businesses Power theft is electricity taken that is not recorded at the consumer’s meter and is not paid for by the customer. Power may be illegally diverted for drug growing operations, hot tubs, porch lights and more. Power theft results in higher electricity rates for all, and can pose a serious fire and safety hazard. Bypassed electric services do not comply with the BC Electrical Code. Wiring in violation of the code poses a threat to those installing the bypass as well as residents, emergency responders, Nelson Hydro service crews, home inspectors, landlords and tenants, who may not be aware that power theft is occurring at the premise. Un-metered electricity can result in overloaded wires, transformers and distribution equipment. Overloaded hydro equipment can create power outages to entire neighbourhoods and may result in replacement of expensive equipment. The cost of un-metered electricity and other costs associated with power theft are reflected in the rates that consumers pay for service. If you think that power theft is occurring, please contact: Nelson Hydro General Office: 250-352-8240 Nelson Fire Dispatch: 250-352-3103 Nelson City Police: 250-354-3919 RCMP: 250-352-2156 Crime Stoppers: 800-222-TIPS

A message from Nelson Fire & Rescue Services It is silent, deadly, and flavourless. And this is only the start of “carbon monox season”. Carbon monoxide or CO as it is known, is a by-product of incomplete combustion and is most likely to show up in our homes at the start of the heating season. Since we can’t tell if it is around us until it has a negative effect on us (such as headaches), it makes sense to have a CO detector in our homes. It is also recommended to have your heating appliances (furnace, water heaters) and their chimneys inspected every year. Remember, this gas is undetectable by humans until it is too late. CO is very easily absorbed by the blood stream, and if you feel you have been exposed to it, move to fresh air. Be safe. Get an alarm, have your systems checked by a qualified technician, and if you have a problem with carbon monoxide in your home, call the Fire Department at 352-3103. (If it’s an emergency, please call 911)

THE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CENTRE The Back-to-School Part-Time Job Expo is on Monday September 22nd at the Nelson Trading Company Mall foyer. Come see us … • Part-time Job Board • Pick up applications for places you would like to work • Allow us to critique your resume and cover letters • Anything we can do to assist you to find work! – Is BRAND NEW! Check out the website to view the job board, add a job, post your resume online, view resumes of eager youth (15-30), utilize tips and hint resources and so much more!


NELSON MUNICIPAL LIBRARY Hours - Mon, Wed, - 11 am - 8 pm / Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat – 11 am - 6 pm

Volunteers are the heart of a community… and so is the Library!

The Nelson Library needs volunteers for re-barcoding books to bring us in sync with the upcoming Provincial library system. This is an ongoing project requiring basic computer skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Also needed are people to shelf-read, in order to ensure that our shelves are always in good order, as well as other tasks. Want to get to the heart of things? Volunteer at the Library! Call Chief Librarian June Stockdale at 352-8256.

NELSON & DISTRICT YOUTH CENTRE Capoeira, a blend of martial art, game, and dance that originated in Brazil, is now offered at the Youth Centre every Wednesday from 7-9pm. This is a FREE all ages/all levels drop-in class. For more information call (250) 352-5656. We are looking for a new group of YOUth volunteers who are interested in becoming Peer Leaders in our “Peers R Here” youth support group. Peer Leaders will be trained by professional service providers in different areas that youth have identified as being issues for their peers. This is a great opportunity to gain some work experience, to network in the community, and to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to support your peers when issues arise, or when they are in a crisis. For more information contact NDYC @ (250) 352-5656. We are also looking for people interested in joining our Jam Room and/or Art Room Advisory Committees to help us with programming and special event ideas and implementation. If you are interested, call NDYC @ 352-5656, or come down to 608 Lake Street.

BACK TO SCHOOL A Message from the Nelson Police Department September 2nd, 2008 marks the beginning of the school year. The Nelson Police Department reminds motorists that school zones will be in effect. The speed limit for all school zones and playground zones in the City is 30 km. Please be aware that children will be out. Parents, we are also reminding you to talk to your children about being safe while on the way to school. Those who ride their bikes should be reminded to wear a bike helmet and to obey traffic rules. The Nelson Police Department will be monitoring cyclists and helmet usage over the next few weeks. Thank you and have a safe school year!


Water main upgrades: 900 Block of Kokanee Street and 700/800/900 Block of Sixth St.: Construction began in June and will continue into the fall. A new 8” water main is being installed to replace the old 6” pipe, circa 1912. General City Maintenance Summer students have been working on painting fire hydrants as part of the Hydrant Maintenance Program. They have also been mowing in the parks, pathways and roadway areas of the City.

TOP 100 IN CANADA! Linda Tynan, Director of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer for the City of Nelson, has been selected as one of Canada’s top 100 Certified General Accountants. The honour is bestowed by CGA-Canada after conducting an international search of its 70,000 plus members. Criteria for selection included “making a significant positive impact in the lives of his or her community, government, service organization, profession, or to humanity at large”. Recipients will be recognized at the annual President’s Banquet and Awards Gala taking place this year in Kelowna. Linda is currently on assignment in Sri Lanka as part of the Tsunami Relief effort.

BUILDING PERMITS If you are in doubt about whether your project requires a building or plumbing permit or if you have any questions concerning other requirements, please feel free to call our Building Inspection Department weekdays at 352-5511. A BUILDING PERMIT IS NOT REQUIRED when you do non-structural work, such as: painting, landscaping, sidewalks, driveways, exterior finish repair or replacement such as stuccoing or siding, fences (fence height must comply with City zoning bylaws where applicable), kitchen cupboards, roofing, gutters or drain-pipes.

HOME WATER SYSTEM MAINTENANCE The City of Nelson reminds all residents that it is important to conduct maintenance on their own water systems on their property. Maintenance may include servicing of water pressure regulators and hot water tank relief valves in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications, servicing of any backflow prevention devices, servicing and required maintenance of boiler systems, and pre-winter servicing of outside taps and other outside water systems such as pools. If you are not sure what is needed for maintenance, call your plumber for assistance. There is also reference material available at book stores and the library. The internet has also become a good resource for locating home water system maintenance information.

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