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Lena Cimolai smiles for face painter Clare Kearney during the Friday, June 26 Marketfest on Baker Street. The annual market brought vendors, music and family entertainment to Nelson’s mainstreet. The next Marketfest runs on Friday, July 24 and again on Friday, Aug. 21.

NPD to buy new Taser Police board decides new Taser safer than police department’s old model

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it’s obviously a much preferred Taser instead, an idea directors �������������������� alternative to deadly force.” were more comfortable with. Nelson’s police board decided ���������� The M26 was pulled from duty “I would like to see it [the it was out with the old and in in December 2008 after doubts Taser] back in action, but a safer ������������������������ with the new when they gave the ������� were cast on the reliability of one,” Taylor said. Nelson Police Department the the older model weapon. The The board discussed buy������������������������������ go-ahead to purchase the latest province tested 128 M26s and ing three X26 Tasers right away, model Taser. ���� found 80 per cent did not meet but McIndoe asked the NPD to Police board members Mayor Ours passed but many the manufacturer’s specifications. wait for the Braidwood Inquiry’s Law Society of B.C. Dooley, Mike McIndoe and changes The NPD’s was one of the didn’t, so I’m not report on the weapon. Pleasefinds proof against for accuracy phone, fax or email with any or anM26 approval. Don thenJohn Barrie Taylor told the Nelson few that worked properly. The Braidwood Inquiry was Skogstad. confident that it [the Phone: 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352.5075 • Email: Police Department (NPD) it could The province also tested 82 convened to look into the death PAGE 4 buy one X26 Taser, using some of X26 Tasers and found 10 per cent M26] should be out of Robert Dziekanski, the Polish ��� ���������������������������������������� The Express is not responsible for any after the has signed the $4,500 theerrors department hasclient of those devices off. did not meet the there on the street immigrant who died after he was � ������������������ budgeted for more Tasers. manufacturer’s specifications. Mike McIndoe, tasered by RCMP at Vancouver Board members opted to hold After the tests were complete, member of the International Airport in October ��� ��������������������� off buying two more Tasers until Maluta received a letter from Nelson Police Board 2007. Along with examing ��� ���������������������������������������������� after the province releases a the province stating the NPD’s Dziekanski’s death, the inquiry � ������������������ ��� ������������������ special report on the weapons. M26 Taser could be put back in was tasked with writing a report The board also directed police service. The letter, from Kevin sion at the June 23 police board on the appropriate use of Tasers. ��� ��������������������� to decommission their older M26 Begg, assistant deputy-minister meeting. The Taser report was given to the Taser. Director Leona Ashcroft in the province’s Policing and Maluta and Inspector Henry province on Monday, June 22 and ��� initially ������������������ ���������������������������������������������� was not at the Tuesday, June 23 Community Safety Branch,���went Paivarinta asked to have is expected to be released to the ���� meeting. the M26 put back on to say the province thought the � ������������������ in service, a public after the government has Dan Maluta, NPD chief, said high failure rate among M26s was request that directors had reserva- reviewed it. he’s happy he’ll soon have a due to their age. “We hypothesize tions about. Chief Maluta said his depart��� ��������������������� ������ Taser back in service. The Taser that the age of the weapon may “Ours passed but many didn’t, ment will order the new Taser as is important for police and public be linked to the increased failure so I’m not confident that it [the soon as possible and that NPD ��� ������������������ safety, Maluta said after the board rate,” Begg wrote. M26] should be out there on the officers will have to be trained meeting. The issue of the weapon’s age street,” said McIndoe. in using the new weapon before “If we can diffuse a volatile sit- and high failure rate among other Paivarinta then suggested the they’re allowed to take it on uation through the use of a Taser, M26 Tasers dominated the discus- possibility of buying a new X26 patrol. ������ by Chris Shepherd

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Briefly Women and business - peer mentoring program

This fall in Nelson Starting this fall Nelson could have its own peer mentoring group. Peer mentoring groups provide women entrepreneurs the personal contact with others in the community who are facing the same challenges. A group of six to eight women who have been in business for less than three years will meet under the supervision of a facilitator, an experienced entrepreneur, who acts as a mentor for the group. The group will meet for six two-

hour sessions to learn from the experiences of others. The program is run by Women’s Enterprise Centre. For more info visit click on mentoring or call Julie Breton in Nelson at 825-3421. Entrepreneurs need to apply online at

Co-authored by Aaron Kristiansen and Vince Hempsall, the rock climbing guidebook is a 160-page, fullcolour, perfect-bound book that includes summaries of 24 rock climbing areas and over 400 routes around Nelson, Castlegar, Salmo, Kaslo, Rossland and the Slocan Valley (including the Valhalla Mountain range). It also includes the work of professional photographers Melissa Welsh and Steve Ogle featuring the beautiful scenery of the region and action shots of local climbers on some of the area’s best routes. Locally, the guidebook will be available at Valhalla

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After two years of researching, writing, and literally climbing the walls, the West Kootenay Rock Guide is completed.

Pure Outfitters and Gravity Climbing Gym. The guidebook sells for $26.95. For more information regarding the West Kootenay Rock Guide or for additional photographs, call Hempsall at 352-0921 or

corporations from Kelowna and Vancouver, Kootenay Photography Services is now offering schools and sports leagues a local alternative. Monte Comeau, owner of the business and lifetime Kootenay resident saw a need for a local photography com��� ����������� pany to become involved in � ����������� the schools. Kootenay Photography ��� ��������� Services also provides the team and individual photo ser��� in ���������� vice to sports leagues the Kootenays, wedding and event coverage and product photography for web site or printed marketing material. For more information call 505-3447.

Local photo biz ready for school portraits

Monte Comeau of Kootenay Photography Services now offers his school photography service in the Kootenay Boundary region. A field of photography that has traditionally been the domain of large photography

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Land found for CT Council donates unused roadway in Rosemont to CT scanner fundraiser by Chris Shepherd Councillors picked an unused roadway in Rosemont as their contribution towards the CT scanner fundraiser, though the decision came with some strong words, some aimed at the province, others at council members. The decision came at a special meeting on Monday, June 29 in response to a request from the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation (KLHF). Councillors voted 61 for the donation, with Coun. Kim Charlesworth voting no. Mayor John Dooley said council had to move quickly on the land donation. “This is our time to stand and deliver,” Dooley said. “It’s not a time to question or stand back.” The urgency comes from the fact the KLHF plans on working with Selkirk College’s carpentry and electrical trades programs which start this summer. Also, the foundation has to raise

the $1.5 million in 10 months. Coun. Donna Macdonald took exception to the mayor’s comment that they shouldn’t ask questions. “I think part of leadership is asking questions and making sure that when we do make decisions as community leaders, we’re making them with the fullest information that we have.” Macdonald said she wished she knew better whether the community wanted councillors to give the land or not. Council will sell the land to the foundation for one dollar and supply service connections. The land is at the intersection of McQuarrie Avenue and Munroe Street and was saved for a possible extension of Munroe. Rough estimates are that the land and cost to connect services are worth $200,000. Dooley estimated the finished house could be sold for as much as $500,000. All of council said they supported the foundation’s work but Couns.

Deb Kozak and Margaret Stacey took the opportunity to criticize the provincial government for what they saw as downloading healthcare costs to the city. “Is it right that the provincial government is downloading the cost of health services to municipalities? No it’s not right,” said Kozak. “Does it make it any less our responsibility that we have to look after our community? No, that’s not true either.” Couns. Bob Adams and Robin Cherbo were succinct in their support of the donation and urged council to move quickly to take advantage of Selkirk College’s involvement. While Coun. Kim Charlesworth voted against the donation, she did not speak against it. In an interview after the meeting, Charlesworth said she felt her opposition was a moot point because it was obvious to her the donation was going to pass. Charlesworth said a new accounting format that will be used next year will present council

with a “huge capital deficit that we are going to have to address, probably through taxation.” The land that was donated was equal to a four per cent tax increase in one year, Charlesworth said. “As the person who was elected to look after people’s tax dollars, I don’t feel I have a mandate to give away two hundred thousand of them to this project when we are struggling with our own capital deficit.” Charlesworth also said a priority for council was affordable housing and a $500,000 house will do nothing for that challenge. Prior to council’s decision, members of the KLHF outlined their fundraising efforts and the part the city’s donation would play in it. The foundation is looking to the Regional District of Central Kootenay, individuals and some major donors to reach the $1.5 million target. “The community needs to rally around the cause from top to bottom,” said Peter Lee from the KLHF.

‘Glacier/Howser not right for the Kootenays’ Mungall and Atamanenko add their voices to opposition to independent power project by Chris Shepherd The huge turnout for an open house in Kaslo on the Glacier/ Howser power project shows Kootenay residents don’t want the the project here, say the region’s two elected officials. Michelle Mungall, MLA for the Nelson-Creston riding, and Alex Atamanenko, MP for the B.C. Southern Interior riding, both attended the Tuesday, June 23 open house that drew over a thousand people. Mungall says she spoke to one person who used a hand tally counter and found 1,300 people showed up. That turnout reflects how important people consider the Glacier/ Howser project, Mungall says. “We our the stewards of the land in this area. It’s our resources and we have a tremendous amount of concern over how this provincial government is managing it.” Those concerns revolve around

threat to habitat for wildlife, impact on climate change and altered watersheds and economic concerns. Purcell Green Power Inc. has proposed to divert water from Glacier and Howser Creeks to two hydroelectric facilities. The project would generate 99.5 megawatts of power. Part of the project includes a 92 kilometre transmission line through the mountains. The West Kootenay rely on having a pristine environment to draw ������� tourists, Mungall says. The six permanent jobs the Glacier/Howser project will create won’t replace tourism dollars, she said. According to Mungall, the construction jobs that will be created will only last two years and won’t add anything sustainable to the community. Atamanenko, the region’s federal representative, also emphasized the economic downside to the power project, though he focussed on the potential harm to the province. Atamanenko says commitments




from BC Hydro mean the provincial utility will have to pay a higher price to the independent power projects like Glacier/Howser than it will be able to sell the power for on the market, leading to a financial loss for B.C. taxpayers. Approval for the Glacier/Howser project lies with the province, outside of Atamanenko’s influence, but the MP says there are some options he wants to explore. “It’s a provincial scope however there’s the whole area of fisheries and the effect on the habitat and the waterways. There is that federal angle.” For her part, Mungall has called on the provincial government to slow down the environmental assessment process and take into consideration the comments from the public. “I really want the government to really take it in and not dismiss the public input,” Mungall said. “Just because it’s emotive doesn’t mean it’s illegitimate.”

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IHA deficit won’t affect CT scanner Health authority CEO says $28M shortfall was known since March by Chris Shepherd News that the Interior Health Authority is facing a $28 million deficit won’t affect plans for a CT scanner in Nelson, says the health authority’s CEO. Murray Ramsden, CEO of the Interior Health Authority (IHA), said he has to find $25 million in savings from the health authority’s administration budget. Ramsden also said he plans on keeping hospitals and clinics funded at 2008-2009 levels. That won’t affect plans for Nelson’s CT scanner, says Ramsden. “I would imagine you’re gonna have staff that do CT scanning plus a whole variety of diagnostic imaging procedures.” The details will be worked out by Kootenay Lake Hospital. The NDP’s health critic, Adrian Dix, announced the IHA was facing massive debts this year and accused the health authority and B.C. Liberals of holding the information back during the provincial election. That’s not true, says Ramsden. He says a memo sent out in March detailed the problems facing the IHA along with solutions. That memo was never sent to local media. Those solutions include hiring freezes on some positions, reductions in travel and education and job cuts, Ramsden explained.

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Skogstad drops fight about professional misconduct Law Society of B.C. to get ‘costs’ of $20,000 and three-month suspension from Nelson lawyer by Chris Shepherd A Nelson lawyer will have to pay $20,000 in court costs and serve a three-month suspension after the Law Society of B.C. found him guilty of professional misconduct. Donald Skogstad decided to stop his appeal of the decision from the legal regulatory body after a serious case of pneumonia put him in the hospital for three weeks. “When I came out of the hospital in late April I said ‘Let’s get this over with, I want to finish it and make some arrangement or some deal.’” The laws society agreed to the arrangement in a written

decision dated May 22, 2009, effectively ratifying the joint recommendations of lawyers for and against Skogstad. Part of the arrangement was that Skogstad’s suspension will coincide with time he had already booked off. The costs ordered were in the range of 10 per cent of the total costs, reflecting divided success. In a July 2008 decision, the law society found Donald Skogstad guilty of professional misconduct after he failed to advise investors he was not representing their interests and failed to record the source of all funds received. The lawyer had initially

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appealed the law society’s decision but after his illness, Skogstad decided to accept the decision and this spring, the society and Skogstad agreed on a penalty. The professional misconduct goes back to events from 1997 to 2000. According to the written decision from the Law Society of B.C., Skogstad permitted his trust account to be used to pool money for people who were not his clients for use in various investments. A third person, not identified by the law society, directed investors to Skogstad’s trust account and approximately $990,000 from 168 deposits



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states that when Skogstad became aware of the fraud, he passed those concerns on to F but could not pass them on to the unidentified investors because he did not know who they were. In deciding on punishment, the Law Society of B.C. took into account: the fact Skogstad sought professional advice in the form of counselling years before the society got involved; he has a high reputation in his community; his legal abilities; and the fact that he at times takes on difficult cases pro bono. Skogstad’s suspension begins in on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009.

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Tibo Kölmel, far back, and Jack McKimm watch as Peter Vogelaar demonstrates sand sculpting techniques at Touchstones Nelson on Saturday, June 27.

ended up in the account. The deposits were not identified with an investor name, contrary to the law society’s rules. The decision goes on to state that a significant portion of that money was invested in what turned out to be scams. Skogstad did not take part in the scams and did not profit personally from them. Instead, Skogstad was “merely a convenient and apparently legitimate conduit for funds from the individual investors to the various schemes decided upon by F for V.” The letters F and V were used in place of names throughout the law society’s decision. The law society decision

Monday, July 20 to Friday, July 24 , 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Slocan SkateCamp at Tenacity is hosted by Slocan Valley Recreation and features home-grown hero, Josh Evin. The camp offers boarders of all skill levels the chance to improve their ride. To make this highly educational experience more enjoyable there’ll be road trips to other skate parks in the area, barbecues, loud tunes to roll by and lots of special prizes courtesy of a wide range of skateboard related businesses and more. Classes will be divided into skill/age levels to maximize the experience. Local shredding star Shandy Campos of B.C. Action Adventures will return to the area to oversee all the fun. Campos has been a professional snowboarder for the past 10 years with a great skateboarding passion.

For more details or to sign up contact Slocan Valley Recreation at 226-0008.

Stone Age camp for kids

Monday, July 20 to Thursday, July 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, July 24, 10 a.m. and sleep over until Saturday, July 25, 11 a.m. in Appledale Stone Age Camp for Kids is aimed at kids aged eight to 13 who love nature. Campers will build a waterproof shelter using only wild materials, start fires by rubbing sticks together and learn to make rope from plant fibres, basketry, stalking, tracking, awareness, natural navigation, edible and medicinal plants, flintknapping and more. Camp director Chris Morasky has been teaching ancient skills for over 20 years. He has even led several wilderness sur-

vival expeditions using only Stone Age tools. Cost is $175 and tuition assistance is available. For more information, contact Morasky at 357-2822 or chrismorasky@netidea. com.

Couples kayaking

Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5 in Crescent Valley This course will teach couples to kayak and have fun on the lake. Participants will learn techniques, rescue strokes and how to load kayaks without strain. The course is $250 per couple for one day or $400 for both days. This includes camping and lunch. For more information, contact Endless Adventure at 1-877FUN-8181 or email info@endlessadventure. ca.

Eco-camps in the valley

Monday, July 20 to Friday, July 24 and Monday, July 27 to Friday, July 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Crescent Valley The Eco Adventure Camps showcase local talent, resources and instructors for kids aged 7 to 14. In the day camps, kids get to explore the river on a raft, go hiking, snorkeling, biking, swimming and create eco-art and crafts. The prime Crescent Valley location provides an exciting backdrop to appreciate the beauty of the environment and surrounding areas. This camp will provide great opportunities for team building, developing safety skills, keeping active, getting creative juices flowing and knowledge of the wilderness. Each week is $200. For more information or to register, call 2260008

Stimulus money might come too late: Dooley Mayor says projects dependent on federal money might not get done this year by Chris Shepherd After coming back from the annual meeting of Canada’s municipal leaders, Mayor John Dooley says he’s afraid the federal government’s stimulus money won’t get to cities in time to use it this year. Dooley attended the annual conference of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) earlier this month. For the third year in a row, infrastructure dominated the discussions, Dooley said. While the federal gov-

ernment has also agreed that fixing up cities’ infrastructure is a priority and has earmarked money for that, there’s more work to be done, Dooley said. “The challenge we’re facing now is the timing of getting the money out. It just has not filtered down fast enough to get work done.” Dooley is worried the money won’t get to cities in time for this season’s construction season, which has already begun. “Funding coming anytime past the end of July,

it’s very difficult to use it this calendar year.” John Baird, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, was at the FCM conference and Dooley said he believes the minister heard and understood the concerns coming from municipal leaders. While at the conference, Dooley was elected for the third year to the FCM’s B.C. caucus. He, along with a Prince George councillor, are the only members of the caucus from outside the Lower Mainland.

The mayor says the caucus works to find common issues they can all agree on, which he says generates better results. In the past, leaders from rural and urban centres were able to focus their energy on lobbying for infrastructure funding from the federal government, a effort Dooley says was partially successful. Dooley is also looking forward to continuing work on a universal childcare program, something he says is gaining in importance with municipal leaders.

Opinions & Letters Commentary Conservative deficit has Liberal roots

Editorial Celebrate Canada and work to improve our country Today marks Canada Day, a celebration of our country, its history and its people. There is much to celebrate today and it is a good day to reflect what Canada is all about. It used to be popular to define Canada in terms of how different it is from the United States, but contrasting ourselves with the U.S. leaves much out and fails to capture what this country is. Canadians have much to be proud of. We have a strong peacekeeping tradition; we are open to immigrants (and in fact our country is made up of immigrants); and we have many freedoms to do as we like, so long as those actions don’t infringe on the rights of others. We have elections that are fair and open and our government changes without violence and bloodshed. We can influence our government without resorting to violent means. Our country has a universal healthcare system that, while perhaps not perfect, certainly takes care of the majority of Canadians in an outstanding fashion. We have the right to question our leaders and the actions of each other. This leads to the other side of the coin. Our country is not perfect and there are many areas we can, and should, improve on. The relationship with this country’s First Nations people is strained and shows there is much room from improvement. Our military role abroad has become ambiguous and some people in the world doubt our good intentions. Our turnout at the voting booth leaves much to be desired. Canada is not a perfect country, but it is one worth celebrating. We can do our country justice by rejoicing in our successes and acknowledging our failures and working to improve where we have failed. That we have the option, and power, to improve our country is well worth celebrating.

Alex Atamanenko is the MP for the B.C. Southern Interior riding Many Canadians were led to believe the Conservatives to be sound financial managers. October’s federal election was won, in part, due to their ‘reputation’ of being good with the books and their bold prediction that Canada would not slip into recession. In the November economic update, Conservatives were stating that Canada would have a surplus federal budget. January’s federal budget projected deficit spending in record amounts. Finance Minister Flaherty’s admission that Canada will incur a $50 billion deficit for the fiscal year 2009 is not that surprising to anyone paying attention to the trajectory we have been on for the last decade or more. For many years, New Democrats have been criticizing the corporate agenda that has been championed by successive Liberal and Conservative governments. Cuts to the GST – a measure that really only helps people with incredibly large amounts of money to spend; cuts to corporate taxes that reward the business elite while saddling everyday Canadians with cost of running the country are among the items New Democrats have opposed. It was changes to the Employment Insurance system in the 1990s, however, that cur-

rently undermines our ability to take care of our most vulnerable and handoff a fiscally viable country to future generations. Canadians well-remember the deficits that ballooned through the 1980s. Built on a foundation of Liberal largesse in 1970s and early ‘80s, Canadians at that time turned to the Conservatives under Brian Mulroney expecting sound fiscal management. What they received were record deficits. The Liberals with three majority governments in the 1990s reversed the deficit trend by stealing billions from Public Service pensions, wiping out the huge Employment Insurance surplus, downloading federal responsibilities to provincial and territorial governments _ pinching health care budgets to the point that it became difficult for Ottawa to enforce the Canada Health Act. The budget surpluses that the Liberals railed off for years were financed by Employment Insurance premiums. These premiums no longer flowed into a pool that paid EI claims and had no effect on year to year budgets. This led people to believe we had surplus money available for corporate tax cuts and GST cuts. Short-sighted thinking that is biting us hard today.

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Selkirk College gives back to Guatemalan cooperative For the past four years, Selkirk College’s Nursing students have visited the Village Cooperative of New Horizon (Cooporativa Nuevo Horizonte) in Guatemala as part of their efforts to gain an understanding of the social and economic determinants of health in a global context. This cooperative offers a unique opportunity for foreign students to learn about how this small group of Guatemalans has overcome tre-

mendous odds, to collectively work for a better economic and political future. This year, a member of the Guatemalan cooperative had an opportunity to study at Selkirk’s Castlegar Campus to learn English and to reciprocate the understanding between the two cultures. Arnulfo Figueroa was chosen by his Guatemalan community to come to Selkirk to study English in order to assist

the eco-tourism projects that they have started. The development of the eco-tourism projects have been sponsored by the Canadian aid organization CUSO and highlight not only the geographical splendours of the Guatemalan jungle, but also the social and political history of Guatemala’s civil war, which ended in 1996. Until Arnulfo took the English Language Program at Selkirk College, no one in the

community spoke English or any other foreign language. Arnulfo has now gone back to his village to be an ambassador for tourists and teach English to elementary and high school children. Because of the strong partnership between Selkirk College and the Cooperative, the college reduced Arnulfo’s tuition. In addition, Arnulfo’s airfare, books and living expenses were raised through local donations. Nursing instructors Randy

Janzen and Mary Ann Morris have been visiting the Village Cooperative of New Horizon with Selkirk’s students for the past four years. They were largely responsible for making the arrangements to bring Arnulfo to Canada. For more information on Selkirk College’s Nursing and ESL programs, visit selkirk. ca/programs or call 1-888-9531133. – submitted

Briefly Hiking/biking trail open after grizzly leaves area

The Nelson Salmo Great Northern Trail is now open along its entire length. The trail was closed earlier this month after a grizzly bear bluff charged a couple. According to the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), all indications are that the grizzly in the Cottonwood Lake/Apex area has moved on.

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Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus Transition Nelson was formed in March of 2009. Recognizing the need to become a more self-reliant community, the group hopes to transition Nelson to a lower energy future and to greater levels of community resilience. “We are currently in the initial stages of becoming one of hundreds of global communities who have joined the Transition Network in an effort to facilitate a smooth transition from fossil-fuel dependence,” says Anna Planedin, a spokesperson for the group. “This is a positive approach of local people and groups working to reduce our carbon footprint and increase our ability to withstand

The RDCK asks users to remember that most of the trail is located in prime bear habitat and all trail users should exercise caution. Moose, elk and cougar are also resident along the corridor and can be dangerous. Give them a wide berth but conflicts are very rare so get out and enjoy the trail. A trail crew works Mondays through Thursdays and will install concrete vehicle barriers and brush along the trail above Nelson. Watch for machinery involved in these activities.

the fundamental shift that will accompany peak oil.” This workshop is for anyone who is interested in strengthening a community wide response to fossil fuel dependence and climate change. To register, contact Annie Holtby, Selkirk College at 352-6601 or email

Hall Street Market extends hours

Wednesday, July 8, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 305 Hall St. The evening market, located in the parking lot of the NDCC on Hall Street, is the first of three extended Hall Street Local Markets. “We think Nelsonites will like coming out in the cooler part of the day,” says the West Kootenay EcoSociety’s market manager Rose Leong. “This

will give us a chance to test it out. Food vendors and music make it possible to even grab a dinner. “And we’re very excited that the popular klezmer band Heavy Shtetl will be performing at 6 p.m. Their music is perfect for the opening evening.” New to the market this year are ready to eat food vendors as well as tailgate produce sales. The new site at 305 Hall St. is much more user friendly with green space for picnic tables and service to the site by the Handy Dart bus for seniors. On-site parking is also available as well as use of the NDCC facilities. The next two evening markets are slated for August 5 and September 9. For more information or stall rentals contact nelsonoutdoormkts or 354-1909.

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Nelson Food Cupboard news Food drive for Food Cupboard Nelson Food Cupboard still Saturday July 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in open despite flood front of Safeway, Save-on-Food and the Kootenay Co-op The Nelson Katimavik group will offer coffee and baked goods in exchange for donations of money or food. The most wanted items are low sugar healthy cereal, pasta and sauce, powdered milk, chunky soups and bulk whole grains. All proceeds of the food drive will go to support the Nelson Food Cupboard and the Kootenay Kids Family Place in order to replenish their food supply. The Katimavik participants will also collect bottles and all profits will go to the same two societies.


Despite a flood on Wednesday, June 17, the Nelson Food Cupboard is still running. That Wednesday was an eventful day at the Nelson Food Cupboard, which operates out of the basement of the Nelson United Church. Five minutes after opening the doors to the public, there was a flood from the food storage room that flowed into the entire service area due to a massive downpour. Staff and a team of volunteers were able to move all of the food and equipment out of the affected areas quickly; however, the food cupboard had to shut down for the day while the area was cleaned and sanitized.

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Gavin Holland holds one of his nearly complete glass creations, a glass sink, that will form part of his contribution to the 2009 Artwalk.

Walk on the bright side Artwalk hits the streets of Nelson this Friday by Chris Shepherd

Opening night reception

Friday, July 3, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bigby Place, 509 Front St. Local artists will soon strut their stuff throughout Nelson when the annual Artwalk festival hits the city’s businesses. The two-month long celebration of the visual arts starts with an evening of receptions at Artwalk’s 13 venues. The kickoff starts at Bigby Place where Richard Carver, president of the Nelson and District Arts Council, will make his opening remarks for the 21st Artwalk. Carver’s talk will give the opening night a focussed reception to begin the evening before people spread out over Nelson’s downtown to take in the arts, says Kathy Hartley, administrator for the arts council.

Vadim Krystopher with Luscious Beats

Saturday, July 4 at the Spiritbar, 422 Vernon St. When local hair stylist Vadim Krystopher isn’t in his chic salon, he is focussing on his latest project, Bawdy House, his new up and coming indie electro band with partner Brandon Stewart. Restless and eager to pump out tracks, Bawdy House brings the finest in indie electro, nudisco and italo. They will make their

“A lot of the artwork has really bright, colourful, cheerful colours this year,” Hartley says. Twenty-nine artists are spread out over the 13 venues that stretch from Ellison’s Market, up to the Nelson Municipal Library and along Baker Street from Kutenai Clothing Co. to Baker Street Men’s Wear, a new venue for Artwalk. Artwalk provides artists with new venues to display their work, Hartley says. It’s also good for the businesses, bringing in people to their shops that might not regularly walk through the door. Maps of all the Artwalk locations can be found at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Centre, all the venues and online at There will be a second opening night on Friday, Aug. 7 for a new set of artists.

debut DJ set at the Spiritbar from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Closing out the night will be the dynamic duo of Luscious Beats – a combination of two multitalented Nelson artists, Erica Dee and Wassabi Collective’s M3 (Melissa Meretzky). Together these ladies combine smooth vocals, harmonies, raps, drumming and DJing for a high energy night of original dance music. $5 at the door with DJ Ricco spinning in the Benwell Lounge.

The Rakish Angels

Friday, July 3 at The Velvet Underground, 646 Baker St. The Rakish Angles compose, arrange and perform mesmerizing and energetic gypsy, jazz and newgrass music. Based on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, The Rakish Angles bring a contemporary approach to traditional string band music. On stage, the quartet weaves a hand-made tapestry of world folk styles, characterized by tasteful improvisation, engaging rhythms and memorable


A young painter puts his mark on fabric that was eventually made into clothing for the Day to Night Fashion Show.

Day to Night Fashion Show

Friday, July 3, 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 4, 9 p.m. at The Factory, 301 Vernon St. The Factory presents its second annual Day to Night Fashion Show. This two-night show will feature over 12 local designers and two body painters. The first show will be the day show featuring the day wear of nine designers ranging from designs inspired by ‘80s TV shows to modern day pirate wear. The first night also features a kids line created by the designers with fabric painted by children.

original pieces. They are a band to be savoured. The Rakish Angles are: Boyd Norman (bass), Serena Eades (violin), Dan Richter (guitar) and Simon Hocking (mandolin) Tickets are $12 in advance at Eddy Music and The Velvet Underground, $15 at the door.

Canada Day World Mash Ups

Wednesday, July 1, 9 p.m. at The Royal on Baker, Bringing back the same vibe of Bollywood

The second show will feature the sultry night wears of eight local designers. The grand finale will include the work of two body painting artists. Both nights will have refreshments and food available. Some designers’ wears will be available for sale before and after the show. Local stores, Global Underground, Ripping Giraffe, The Hive, The Factory Store, and Hemp & Co., will be featuring the designers involved in the fashion show at there shops for one week following the show. Tickets are $15 per show or come see both for $25,

vs. Jamaica but this time adding in some more flavours. The night features dance hall queens Miss K. Goodaz, Lady Bruk Out and belly dancer Erin Thomson plus a five piece Bollywood troupe “Moon DancerS” featuring Jessica, Andromeda, Satsiri, Heather Holdener and Hashim. This night mashes up reggae, dancehall, hiphop, Bollywood, funk, bangra, soul, salsa and world rhythms. $7 before 12 a.m., $10 after.

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NEED INEXPENSIVE BIRTH CONTROL? Options for Sexual Health drop-in clinic. 333 Victoria St. 5:30-8 p.m. PROBLEM WITH EATING and weight? OA support group 5 - 6 p.m., Nelson Hospital cafeteria (basement). No dues or fees. 250-352-7717 or 1-800-6115788. OANelson.htm DROP IN GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP. 7-9 p.m. at Broader Horizons, 905 Gordon Road, back door . THE NELSON SCRABBLE CLUB meets Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Info 250-505-5583 WOMEN’S HOCKEY SCRIMMAGE at the old rink 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. $10 drop-in fee. Full equipment required. Info 250-359-7036 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Harrop Hall, Harrop 5:30 p.m. DOES SOMEONE’S DRINKING TROUBLE YOU? Al-Anon meeting noon The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. NUTRIENT-RICH COOKING classes every Wed/Sun. Many topics to choose from. Contact Lorraine at or 250-352-3860. GLACIER HARMONIES Women’s Barbershop Chorus. All welcome at 7 p.m. to Baptist Church, 611-5th St. Nelson. Dorothy 3527199 or Joey 352-3393 NEW! LUNCHTIME MEDITATION noon - 1 p.m. at the Shambhala Centre, 444 Baker Street. SAHAJ MARG group meditationplease phone: Eleanor 352-3366 or Sarah 354- 9496 PUBLIC MEDITATION 12 - 1 p.m. All welcome. Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre, 444 Baker St.

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, 11 a.m. All welcome. SUNDAY WORSHIP, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Slocan, 2:00 p.m. All welcome. UNITY CENTRE of the Kootenays, 905 Gordon Rd. Broader Horizons. Back door, 11 a.m. Everyone welcome. NELSON AA - Sunday Morning 10 a.m. The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. NELSON UNITED CHURCH service, 10 a.m. 602 Silica St. All are welcome. ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH Service 10:15 a.m. 1805 Silverking Rd. You are welcome. 352-2515 ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH Everyone welcome to 4 p.m. worship 21 Silica St. 354-3308 SAHAJ MARG group meditationplease phone: Eleanor 352-3366 or Sarah 354- 9496 WINLAW FARMERS MARKET 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Vendors wanted For info 226-7862 or 226-7942 Opens May 31. PUBLIC MEDITATION 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mid-morning refreshments; come and go as you wish. All welcome. Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre, 444 Baker St.

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Thursdays IS ALCOHOL A PROBLEM IN YOUR LIFE? AA Meetings, Lunch Bunch at Noon. Into Action Big Book Study at 8:00 p.m. The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. ACUPUNCTURE for ADDICTIONS Free drop-in clinic, 1:30 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. SIGNING CHOIR (sign language) 3:30 p.m. at NDYC, 608 Lake St. REDFISH BADMINTON Ages 15 to 90 Mon Thurs 6:30 p.m. $3 drop in. Call 229-4346 or 2294343 for more details. CALM, ABIDING TOGETHER, a parent and infant group. Short meditations and discussions. Free at Shambhlala Centre, 444 Baker Street. PUBLIC MEDITATION 5:15 6:15 p.m. All welcome. Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre, 444 Baker St.







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WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, HERBALISM and Stone Age Skills classes! Ongoing program. Children, teen, adult classes. 357-2822. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Noon meeting at The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. THE NELSON SCRABBLE CLUB meets Saturday at 1 p.m. For further info. please call 250505-5583




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Darcy Hula presents folk/rock originals and covers. Hall St. Farmers Market noon to 2 p.m.

Jeremy Craig - Instrumental guitar 10:30-noon Soniko - Latin American musical showcase 12:30-2pm Nelson Outdoor Market Vadim Krystopher with Luscious Beats at Spiritbar $5 at door

Holly and Jon play the Fisherman’s Pub @ The Kaslo Bay Resort on Canada Day @ 7:30 p.m. VibeSquaD -10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Spirit Bar Opening set by DJ Lion-S. EarlyBird Tickets are $10 @ the Hume. THIS WILL SELL OUT! Canada Day World Mash Ups Dee Selectress and Selektah MeszenjaH $7 Before 12:00 a.m $10 After. 9 p.m The Royal

Fri. July 3 Rakish Angels ~Gypsy Jazz, Newgrass from Sunshine Coast. tix $12 adv Eddy’s $15 at door The Velvet Underground. DJ Hoola Hoop July 3rd, Spiritbar, $5 at the door.

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Mon. July 6 Gospel Vocal Sessions continue. Shy, New, Experienced and Shower Singers are all welcome. 7-8:30pm. drop in.

Tue July 7 All Ages Open Mic every Tuesday at the CocoaNut Lounge. 6-10pm Hosted by Rob Funk

Wed. July 8 Hall St. Farmers Market Cedar Flute - Beautiful original music. Noon-2 p.m., Heavy Shtetl Acoustic Eclectica 4-6 p.m.

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Carly Thomas, 8 p.m. The CocoaNut Lounge

Bluegrass Slow-Pitch Jam. Bethel Christian Centre, Gordon Road, Nelson. 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. Info: 352-2704

local DJ’s. From 8 - 2 a.m., tickets $20 @ The Velvet Undergound

DJ Rob Paine (Solomonic Sound) at Spiritbar

Difficulty Level - ALL Medium AGES Dance Party with 6

CANADA DAY Lakeside Park Lions Club Annual Pancake Breakfast July 1st 2009 500 Block Baker Street. 500 block of Baker Street 8-11 a.m. $4/ adults, $2.50/kids 12 & under. Silverton Celebrates Canada Day! Enjoy this fun filled family day. Visit

Thurs. July 2 Kootenay Pride! General meeting! Volunteers, interested parties please attend. Ankos 101 baker street Nelson 6:00pm 352-3363

Fri. July 3 ArtWalk Opening Night Receptions. Come celebrate a festive evening of local art and live entertainment spread throughout venues in historic downtown Nelson! 6-9 p.m. The Factory Presents its 2nd Annual, Day to Night Fashion Show. 7p.m. 301 Vernon S

Sat. July 4

Scrapbooking for Professionals: How to build and effectively use a career portfolio as part of your job search. Kootenay Career Development Society (250) 352 6200

Wed. July 8 Nelson & District Arts Council AGM. New members welcome! New board members and treasurer required. Keynote speaker, entertainment, and refreshments provided. Check website for location. “SHAKESPEARE SHORTS V” July 8-11, 15-18 7:30 p.m., Bard in the Bush Shakespeare Festival, Nelson’s Gyro Park, By Donation. Beyond the Want Ads - Finding Work in Nelson. Free workshop. Register early to save your space. Kootenay Career Development Society (250) 352 6200 Mingle-inc. Cocktail lounge evening for women in business.

And I was here, Architecture and Personal History in Nelson opens Touchstones Gallery, 502 Vernon Street

Louie’s Lounge, 5 - 7 p.m. www.

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Mondays NELSON TABLE TENNIS CLUB. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Blewett Elementary School when school is in session. 352-9547 or 3525739 KOOTENAY SHAMBHALA Meditation Centre Open House 7 p.m. meditation instruction and practice; 8 p.m. talk and discussion; 9 p.m. tea. All welcome. 444 Baker St. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS open meeting. 7:00 p.m. Passmore Hall, 3656 Old Passmore Road. F-Troop Meeting 8 p.m. The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. REDFISH BADMINTON Ages 15 to 90 Mon Thurs 6:30 p.m. $3 drop in. Call 229-4346 or 2294343 for more details. MT. SENTINEL SCHOOL South Slocan Badminton Mon Wed 7:30 p.m. 359-7610 DIAPER FREE BABY / ELIMINATION Communication th Support Circle 4 Monday of each month 10 - 12 a.m. at The Family Place 312 Silica St. HERITAGE HARMONY Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming anyone! Tim 250-825-9694 or John 250-352-6892

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Tuesdays PARENT & CHILD TIME at the Harrop Hall. 10 a.m. - 12 noon Information: Lesley 825-0140 ACUPUNCTURE for ADDICTIONS Free drop-in clinic, 1:30 p.m. Located at 333 Victoria St, 2nd Floor. 505-7248 DOES SOMEONE’S DRINKING� TROUBLE YOU? Meetings: Lunch Bunch at Noon and open meeting at ALL AGES OPEN MIC every Tuesday at the CocoaNut Lounge. 6-10 p.m. Hosted by Rob Funk YOUNG FELLOWS OFF BOOZE AA Meeting 8 p.m. The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. AA TARRY ENG- RUSSIAN GROUP Brent Kennedy School, 7 p.m. Slocan Junction. ‘DRUMMING FROM THE HEART’ Community Drum Circle with Kim Massé. North Shore Hall 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. $7 kimmasse@shaw. ca 505-2684 DOES SOMEONE YOU LOVE suffer from an Eating Disorder? Need Support? Last Monday of the month 7-9 p.m. 352-9598 after 6 p.m. or for more info.

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Apple cider vinegar: aka the wonder vinegar Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has long been touted for its many healing benefits. The ancient Egyptians used ACV to treat many ailments and around 400 B.C. Hippocrates, known as “The Father of Medicine,” used ACV to treat many illnesses. ACV is packed with acids and enzymes to make it a natural bacteria fighting agent. This wonder vinegar has vitamins and minerals such as beta carotene, pectin, potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, chlorine, sulphur, iron and fluorine. The pectin in ACV is a fibre that binds to cholesterol and carries it out of the body. Mixing foods with ACV is great because the vinegar increases the absorption of minerals from the foods therefore we get more bang for our buck! ACV contains malic acid which helps dissolve uric acid, an acid that can build up around joints causing joint pain. ACV has been used for

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many other ailments some of these are: constipation, headaches, indigestion, eczema, high blood pressure and obesity. ACV has been used topically for athletes foot, insect bites, sunburns, arthritis, warts and dandruff. To get the wondrous effects of this vinegar it is important to use ACV that is unpasteurized, un-filtered and containing the “mother” (a dark web like substance). Some people take two tablespoons of ACV with water and two honey first thing in the morning. You can also take two teaspoons with water before each meal. ACV can also be used in marinades, dressings and dips.

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. Shauna Robertson is a registered acupuncturist practicing at the Community First Health Coop. She enjoys treating a wide range of conditions including acute and chronic pain, women’s health issues and pediatrics. She can be reached at (250) 352-2167 or

CT scanner gets closer NELSON BECKER

Don Selby, managing broker of Coldwell Banker Rosling Real Estate and broker/owner Grant Arcuri present Bryna Idler and Roger Higgins of the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation with a $2,000 cheque for the CT scanner. Arcuri matched the funds raised by the Coldwell Banker realtors.

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Kate Butt, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine ......... 551-5283 ��� ������������������ Michael Smith, Dr. TCM, 10 years experience.........352-0459 Marion Starr, Dr. TCM ............................................... 352-9890 Paul Gaucher, RAC at Back In Motion...................... 352-0075 Ben Brown, RAC, Winlaw ........................................... 226-7166 Lindsay Morris, RAC ..................................................354-9438 Diana Malone, R.TCM.P .............................................. 354-2982 Shauna Robertson, Reg. Acupuncturist ..................... 352-2167

Art Therapy

Clearwater Art Therapy ............................................ 505-1100 SPRING YOGA SESSION WITH ALISON IS DONE! Thank you to all who came out to Om Yoga for classes! Alison will not be teaching through the summer. Look for Fall Schedule in August! Namaste


Cardio Combat • Tues & Thurs 6:00am-7:00am June 30-Aug 20 A great new workout to help releive stress and build confidence. Intro to Synchronized Swimming Camp • Ages 7 - 9 July 6-10 12:00-1:00pm Learn to Dive • July 13-24 12:00-12:30pm Wacky Wednesdays • July 8-Aug 19 1:00-5:00pm Age: 10 - 14 Years

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Anna Colin Ayurvedic Practioner...............................352-1853


Integrated Healing Touch, Biodynamic Craniosacral,Esalen® DeepTissue, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Bliss, Certified - Niko...... 551-2577 Rolf Structural Integration,


Richard Klein, Stress Reduction Coach .................... 352-3280 Shayla Wright certified coach/mentor .................... 352-7908 Symbols Way-finding your answers. Raya Kelson .505-5004


Barbara Gosney CCH RS Hom Cdn 12 yrs. exp......354-1180 Margo MacLaren DHom ........................................... 354-7072


Sharon Best, Certified Adv. Hypnotherapist .......... 354-7750 ������ Irene Mock, CHt, RHt, Free Initial Consultation ..........352-7035

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 3-10, 2009 .........1-800-611-5788 Power Essentials, True Aromatherapy & Massage .........505-4144 RUBITIN, Mobile/Studio, Deep T., Neuro, Sports ...... 352-6804 Neuro Somatic, Cranio, Reiki, Deep tissue, Paule .........505-5264


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


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


Kootenai Pilates 540 Baker St. ............................... 352-1600


Registered Massage Therapists

Counselling & Consultation


Hydrotherapy, Detoxification, Nutrition, U.Devine .. 352-6419

Wendy Romanyshyn, RMT at Back In Motion ........ 352-0075

Sally Shamai, MEd, RCC, EMDR and more ...... 1-877-688-5565 Dienna Raye, MA., Counsellor and Life Coach............352-1220 Vic Neufeld, MA, RCC, ( 229-5487

Mountain Waters Spa, 205 Victoria St ..........................352-3280 Craniosacral Reflexology, A Touch of Aloha.................. 229-4424

Feldenkrais Method

Feldenkrais Works! Susan Grimble, 30 yrs exp...... 352-3449 Physical Problems & Nothing has worked? Give me call and let’s get moving! Call Hilary ......................................354-7616

Hair Care

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

Holistic Health

Nelson Pranashakty, Jothi Light/Reiki Healing.......505-7832 Raya Kelson, Natural Healing Practice. Activate your natural healing potential .... 505-5004


Kimberly Davitsky, RST at Shalimar Spa .............. 354-4408

Social Work

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


Mountain Waters Spa, 205 Victoria St ...........................352-3280 Nelson’s Aveda Concept SalonSpa Spa Oasis, 448 Baker St..........................................354-4487 Shanti Yoga Studio, Baker at Josephine, upstairs 352-7703 Om Yoga 3067 Heddle Road 6-Mile, Nelson.............825-0011

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

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Nelson CARES Society still needs donations Though the donations from the annual direct mail out fundraising campaign are coming into the office, board chair Jody Dudley urges community members to respond generously with their donations to help make Nelson a place where the vulnerable feel safe and

welcome. Just over a month ago, envelopes containing an information brochure and donation/membership form were sent to all household and business mailboxes in Nelson and out to Balfour and Blewett. The society has raised

roughly $4,000 of their $12,000 goal. “With the funds we receive through this current fundraising campaign, we hope to enhance all of our program areas but plan to give particular emphasis to our affordable housing projects” says Jody Dudley,

board chair of the Nelson CARES Society. Not all community members would have received the fundraising mail-out. Those with a “No Flyer” sign on their mailbox would not have received the envelope from Nelson CARES. People who want to


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SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 12 - 1:30 p.m. Hatha Flow, Elissa 5:30 - 7 p.m. Soma Restorative Yoga, Shayla 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. Invigorating Flow, Anna TRANSCENDENDENT COMBAT SPORTS 6 p.m. Kick boxing. 7 p.m. Submission Grappling. Join the evolution 250-509-1606. Located at Summit Health & Fitness. NELSON SHOTOKAN KARATE 5 - 7 p.m. (12 & up) Beginners welcome anytime. St. Joseph School. Mark 250-225-3568 BELLYFIT FUSION FITNESS 7 - 8 p.m. at the Moving Centre. Call Heather, 354-0492. KOOTENAI PILATES CENTRE 8:15 a.m. Reformer 12 noon Mat Work - Fundamentals 5 p.m. Mat Work - Intermediate/Advanced 6:15 p.m. Reformer 540 Baker St (upstairs) 250-352-1600 KOOTENAY AIKIDO 5 - 6 p.m. Kids Class Ages 7 - 12 6 - 7:45 p.m. Adult Class 213C Baker St. 250-352-3935 GLOBAL RHYTHMS DANCE SERIES 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. World Music Dance Workout with Erin Thomson The Moving Centre. Info 250-509-0034 QI-GONG & CHEN TAI CHI 7 - 8 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 402 Victoria Street Info 250-505-4562 Chris Gibson FELDENKRAIS CLASSES 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. Reduce your stress, improve your health. Curves, 520 Fall St. Judy Katz 352-3319, First class free. OM YOGA STUDIO 5:30 - 7 p.m. After Work Yoga, Alison 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-825-0011,

Transcendendent Combat Sports 6 p.m. Combat cardio. Join the evolution of mixed martial arrts 250-509-1606. Located at Summit Health & Fitness QI-GONG & CHEN TAI CHI7 - 8 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 402 Victoria Street Info 250-505-4562 Chris Gibson NELSON BREASTFEEDING CLINIC 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Free Drop In Nelson Health Unit, 2nd Floor Kutenai Building 333 Victoria Street, more info 250-505-7200

Thursdays SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 10 - 11:30 a.m. Yoga as Therapy, Laurie 12: - 1:30 p.m. Power Yoga, Valerie, New Class! 5:30 - 7 p.m. Hatha Yoga, Karuna 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. Feldenkrais, Hilary KOOTENAI PILATES CENTRE 8: 45 Mat Work - Fundamentals 10:30 a.m. Reformer 12 noon Mat Work - Experienced Beginner 12 noon Reformer 540 Baker St (upstairs) 250-352-1600 APPLIED COMBAT MARTIAL ARTS 6:30 - 8 p.m. Adult class 525 Josephine Street. Information call 250-352-0459 FELDENKRAIS CLASSES 11 a.m. - 12 noon Relieve pain and stress. 206 Victoria Street. 30 years experience. First class free. Individual sessions available. Susan Grimble 250-352-3449 EMOTIVE MOVEMENTS 5 - 6:30 p.m Dance Foundations, All Levels Moving Centre, Pamela 352-1795, WALK-IN PRAYER CLINIC Summer hours 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. A ministry of Eleos Centre. 711, 10th St., Nelson. 250-352-0300 for more information. OM YOGA STUDIO 10 - 11:30 a.m. Gentle/Restorative Hatha, Alison 1 - 2 p.m. Feldenkrais, Hilary 5:30 - 7 p.m. Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga, Jenna 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-825-0011,

Fridays SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 10 - 11:30 a.m. Prenatal Yoga, Laurie 12 - 1:30 p.m. Hatha Flow, Laurie 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Invigorating Flow, Elissa 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. Deeply Restorative, Yasmin KOOTENAY AIKIDO 4 - 5 p.m. Aikido Fun Ages 4 - 6 5 - 6 p.m. Kids Class Ages 7 - 12 213C Baker St. 250-352-3935 6 - 7:45 p.m. Adult Class 213C Baker St. 250-352-3935

Saturdays SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 10 - 11:30 a.m. Soma Yoga, Shayla 12 - 1:30 p.m. Hatha Flow, Cindy KOOTENAY AIKIDO 9:30 a.m. Introductory Session starts Jan 13 with Anita Werner 213C Baker St. 250-352-3935

Sundays SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 10 - 11:30 a.m. New to Yoga! Sarah 12 - 1:30 p.m. Invigorationg Flow, Elissa OM YOGA STUDIO 7 - 9 p.m. Kirtan: Sanskrit Call/Response Chanting, Alison 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-825-0011,

Mondays SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 10 - 11:30 a.m. Yoga as Therapy, Laurie 12 - 1:30 p.m. Power Yoga. Valerie 1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Feldenkrais, Hilary NELSON SHOTOKAN KARATE! New session Jan. 5. 5 - 6 p.m. Children Ages 9 & up. 5 - 7 p.m. Ages 12 & up. St. Joseph’s School. Mark 250-225-3568. KOOTENAI PILATES CENTRE 8:15 a.m. Reformer 12 noon Mat Work - Fundamentals 6:15 p.m. Mat Work - Intermediate 540 Baker St (upstairs) 250-352-1600 TRANSCENDENDENT COMBAT SPORTS 6 p.m. Kick boxing. 7 p.m. Submission Grappling. Join the evolution 250-509-1606. Located at Summit Health & Fitness. KOOTENAY AIKIDO 6 - 7:45 p.m. Adult Class 213C Baker St. 250-352-3935 CONTACT IMPROVISATION DANCE JAM 7:30 - 9 p.m. all levels welcome, live musicians welcome The Moving Centre, 533A Baker St, Info 250-352-3319, Judy OM YOGA STUDIO 7 - 8:30 p.m. Yoga for Women, Alison 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-825-0011,

Tuesdays SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 10 - 11:30 a.m. Gentle Yoga, Maureen 5:30 - 7 p.m. Hatha Yoga, Karuna 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. Power Yoga, Valerie New Class! KOOTENAI PILATES CENTRE 8:45 a.m. Mat Work -Fundamentals 10:30 a.m. Reformer 12 noon Mat Work - Experienced Beginner 540 Baker St (upstairs) 250-352-1600 KOOTENAY AIKIDO 5:45 p.m. Introductory Session starts Jan 13th with Anita Werner 213C Baker St. 250-352-3935 APPLIED COMBAT MARTIAL ARTS 6:30 - 8 p.m. Adult class 525 Josephine Street. Information call 250-352-0459 KUNDALINI YOGA with CATHRINE LEIGHLAND 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. at the Shambhala Meditation Centre 444 Baker St. 250-352-6132 First Class Free! Drop In $12 OM YOGA STUDIO 10 - 11:30 a.m. Gentle/Restorative Hatha, Alison 5:30 - 7 p.m. Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga, Jenna 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-825-0011, avannest@shaw.ca444 Baker St. 250-352-6132 First Class Free! Drop In $12 OM YOGA STUDIO 10 - 11:30 a.m. Gentle/Restorative Hatha, Alison 5:30 - 7 p.m. Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga, Jenna 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-825-0011,

make a donation can call 352-6011. Donations can also be made online by visiting www.nelsoncares. ca. All donors contributing $10 or more will receive a charitable tax receipt. Nelson CARES Society offers affordable housing and emergency

housing services, advocacy services, residential and employment support to adults with disabilities, and initiates a variety of environmental education and awareness activities, and they employ over 90 individuals to carry out this work. – submitted

Sweet, sweet (and healthy) strawberries

Do you have childhood memories of gorging on strawberries at this time of year? Don’t deprive yourself. There are plenty of reasons to enjoy the local strawberries while they last. Strawberries are one of nature’s best sources of vitamin C, the antioxidant vitamin that supports a healthy immune system and helps your body use iron. Strawberries also deliver a healthy dose of potassium and they are a great source of fibre. Often enjoyed as dessert, strawberries are deceptively low calories. Ten strawberries contain only 36 calories. If that’s not enough to

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send you running to the farmer’s market, consider that strawberries contain quercetin, ellagic acid, anthocyanins and kaempferol which are powerful phytonutrients that may help protect you from heart disease and cancer.

For more information on this topic visit www. or call 505-9854. Tara Stark is a Registered Dietitian who specializes in helping people optimize their nutritional wellness and prevent diet related chronic disease.

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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 HALL ST LOCAL Market, Wednesday July 8,eExtended hours 9:30-7:30, Evening music by Heavy Shtetl CALLING THE LVR Grads/Teachers from 1999!! Reunion to be held July 3,4,5. For information:

Art FRAMED WITH CARE by Kate Bridger. Art, photography, needlework. Free delivery in Nelson. Quotes: 352-4653

Auction UNRESERVED REAL ESTATE Auction. Michener Allen Real Estate Auctions. 25 lots near Pigeon Lake. 1/4 acre lots (+/-) Power, gas, phone & sewer. No build time restrictions. Golf, stores, restaurants walking distance. August 15, 11 a.m. 780-9681068;

Business Ops BECOME A RIPLEES RANCH PET FOOD DISTRIBUTOR for $490, includes sales kit, product, manuals, etc. Email: customerservice@riplee or Fax info to: 604-5263866. $$$ MAKE FAST CASH - START YOUR OWN BUSINESS - Driveway Sealing Systems, Line Painters, Hot Boxes, Hot Pour Crack Machines, Blowers, Asphalt Preservative Products. Call Toll-free 1-800-4650024. Visit:

Career Training MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION TRAINING. Learn from home or on-site! Work from home or onsite! Financing may be available. Contact CanScribe TODAY for FREE information. 1-800-466-1535 or

Child Care

Children LITTLE TIKES CHILDREN’S red plastic wagon, seats two kids, long handle, easy pulling, $50 229-4415.

Computers HC-S (HOME COMPUTING Solutions) Offering reliable and competitively priced PC Support & Computer skills training. From Hardware to Network we come to you.”No Solution NO FEE” Tel#250-505-4940 E-mail CD BURNER, ETHERNET cards, 50mm fans, 5 port ethernet switch, 4 port router, cables, etc;, offers, 250608-3548 WANTED: FREE LAPTOP with wireless for emails and internet research. Chris 250-357-2822. LAPTOP WANTED IN good condition. Please phone 551-3156. COMPAQ PRESARIO - 1.8 GHz,200 GB, 17” flatscreen. Win XP, Office 2007 + more. $400 OBO. 551-3833

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Education LEARN FRENCH! BEGINNER to advanced students, certified French teacher, native French speaking. Call Marie 250-505-5325. TRAIN TO BE AN APARTMENT/ Condominium Manager from home. Jobs registered across Canada! Thousands of grads working. Government registered. 29 years of success. Information: or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456.

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NAHANNI CONSTRUCTION LTD. seeks Mudders & Tapers for our NEEDED TUESDAYS & Wednesdays, Northern-based July & August, 9-6pm, 7 years. For OPERATION. POSITION STARTS subsidy, healthy, fun environment. within the next 2 weeks. Please email: 250-825-0126 with your HAPPY, ENERGETIC 20 month old resume or for further information. boy seeks half days of childcare, movJOURNEYMAN AUTOBODY ing to full time in September. Prefer PAINTER needed for busy autobody Uphill location. Please contact Emily at shop in Yellowknife. Submit resume 250-352-0991 or to: Fax 867920-7253. Phone 867-873-5253. DISCONNECTED? NEED CHEAP reliable phone or internet service? FOR SALE: DOUBLE stroller $130, Great low rates! Calling features infant car seat $90, twin nursing pil& long distance available. Free low $25, twin baby carrier $40, all like ADSL connection! Phone Factory new. Ph: (250) 359-7128 Reconnect 1-877-336-2274; www. Sudoku Classic Difficulty Level - Medium 2 CARDifficulty BOOSTER (>40 Level - SEATS Easy sk9E000559 ������ lbs). Graco Turbobooster ($15) and ��������������� SOUTH ROCK LTD. is seeking ��������� SitN’Snooze ($10); BOTH FOR $20! ����������������������� qualified Asphalt Paving Personnel: ������������������������ 250-359-2951 �������������������������� Superintendent, Foremen, Paver, ��������������������������� JR. BOYS CAMP ������������������������� at Koolaree� . �������������������� Screed, Roller and Rakermen for work ���������������� Ages 9-12. Space available. July 20 ������������������� in Alberta. Highway experience prefer-25 (Overnight) $200. Applications able. For more information or to apply, at or the Nelson visit: Fax 403-568United Church. 1327


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ÌSHAKESPEARE SHORTS VÎ July 8-11, 15-18, 7:30pm, ìBard in the Bush Shakespeare Festivalî, Gyro Park, Nelson, By Donation. NELSON & DISTRICT Arts Council AGM. Wednesday, July 8th 6:30 PM at The Factory, Vernon St. Keynote speaker, entertainment and refreshments provided. New board members and treasurer required. New members welcome!! Visit THE NELSON COMMUNITY Dragon Boat Club is a Co-Ed recreational group which practices on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-7pm. We welcomes new paddlers. If youíre new to the sport come down to the Boat House at Lakeside Park and join us for a free paddle. Dragon Boating has become the worldís fasting growing water sport. It is a great sport for men and women of all ages that combines strength training and teamwork so it is a good cross-training for hikers, skiers and cyclists. Linda 352-5546 NOT TO BE missed! South African jazz pianist Neil Gonsalves will be in Nelson and Rossland for two performances only. His inspiring compositions draw from the proud traditional forms of African music, the Christian hymns of the colonial past, Indian classical music and south African, American and European jazz. He successfully synthesizes these influences into an harmonious whole. The end result is a reflection of a gifted and talented pianist, composer and arranger. He has toured extensively nationally and internationally. His performance credits include international tours with Johnny Clegg and Savuka and most recently he spent a few months in Sweden where he recorded his latest album NorthFacing. The Neil Gonsalves Trio will be performing at the Old Firehall Rossland 17th July, Nelson United Church on the 18th July at 7.30pm. Tickets available at Eddy music. ARTWALK OPENING RECEPTIONS Friday, July 3rd, 6 - 9 p.m. Come celebrate an evening of local art and live entertainment spread throughout venues in historic downtown Nelson! KOOTENAY COOP RADIO’S Youth Radio Summer Camps. Ages 9-18. July&Aug. Info: or 250-352-9600

COUNTRY FURNITURE DRESSERS 3 yrs, old, paid $860.00 for both, 5 drawer $275.00, 4 drawer $225.00 call 250-825-9310 WANTED: NIGHT STAND/BED SIDE table, excellent shape, can be paint grade, at least 1-drawer. 250354-4366 3 PIECE SECTIONAL couch, large, brown $100.00 250-352-1759 RATTAN ROCKER SWIVEL chairs with large cushions,$200.00 each. 226-7897 HANDMADE INDOOR / outdoor black wrought iron glass table with 6 chairs, $350, 352-9267

BEACHCOMBER HOT TUB for sale. $475.00 WINDOWS IN WOOD frames, 28” x 52 3/8”, top double-pane, bottom vinyl sliders (screens), 3 for $75. 250-357-9588

BABY STUFF: GRECO stroller/car seat: $195 OBO, elmo furry chair: $10, tent: $10. Telescope: $55, Lava Lamp: $45 call 352-1806 WII GAMES FOR sale, zelda twilight princess and simcity creator, each $20, please call 250-359-2957 SHEEP HIDES, TANNED or just salted, foldable 2-person Kayak with sail $3300, tree-planting bags. 250355-2269 WOODS ALL REFRIGERATOR: clean, 27”wide, runs, sometimes noisy $65. 250-229-5673 POOL TABLE - slate, includes cues, pool and snooker balls. good condition. $600 please call 250-359-8037 SONY VIDEOCAMERA. NEW condition. All chargers and 3 tapes included. Model # TR23. Nelson: 604-2882758. $50 OBO WASHER AND DRYER 5 yrs old, good condition, white, energy save setting $700 call Brandie 250-3547885 2’ X 4’ suspended ceiling tiles, white enamel finish, enviro-friendly fibre; 2 1/2’ x 2 1/2’ x 8 1/2’ angle iron frame with 1/4” steel plate shelf; janitor sink; stain glass. 250-352-4607 FLOOR POLISHER, ELECTRIC, Kenmore, asking $20. Phone 250352-2823 NEW POSTURE PEDIC, Trenton, Pillow Plush Bed, never used, paid 2000. sell, 1000. obo 354-0370 CAST IRON CLAW foot bathtub $225, fair shape 359-7706 CLAWFOOT TUB $600, Tasco 11TR telescope 450X $100, bathroom wall mount sink complete $30 250-3579331 before 8pm ELECTRIC KILN, CONE 6, 7 cubic ft, $350 OBO 359-8189 18 SPEED BIKE, 26” wheels (Rushstreet-Orion), 12 to 14 years old, good condition $45, 359-8103 40LB EVERLAST PUNCHING bag with chains. In good condition, $50 obo. 250-352-9938 14Î DELTA BAND saw with accessories $400; Husqvarna 50 chain saw with accessories $150 250-3592212 VINTAGE CHINA SET “Harmony” 12 place settings and servingware over 80 pieces. $1,500 O.B.O 250226-7810 START EARLY!!! FIREWOOD. $135 a pickup truck load, mixed wood. 250354-4741 or 250-505-7917 MAGIC CHEF GAS range. White. Like new. $350. Delivery available. 250-427-0805. WII GAMES FOR sale. zelda twilight princess and simcity creater, each $20, please call, 1-250-359-2957 LOGGERS/TREE PLANTER CAULKED rubber boots, size 8/9. $80. vibram leather boots, size 8, $50. 825-9482 MASSAGE TABLE, ALTHEA works, made in BC, Comes with travel case and cushy buckwheat face pillow, $300. Antique converted player piano, $800. 359-8115 DOUBLE CROSS TOWERS to fit Yakima roof racks for Dodge Caravan. Paid $170. Asking $100. 250-352-7035. HOME PHONE DISCONNECTED? Call Home Phone Reconnect Tollfree: 1-866-287-1348 Reasonable rates, friendly service. DonÕt be without a home phone. 1-866-2871348. A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE - Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, DonÕt Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866884-7464.

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

FREE MAYTAG WASHER. OLD, but works. call 505 5525 CAST IRON BATHTUB nice and sk9M000560 deep, not a clawfoot, you pick up. 250-359-6842 SEARS 9 X 12 tent. Good condition. Free for single parent with kid(s). For others: $100. 359-7367. FREE TIRES! 4 Turbo Lazer M+S P185 60R14 60% tread. 2 Yokohama M+S P185 60R14. Call 509-1050 DRESSER WITH MIRROR $65, rectangular teak coffee table $60, Kroeler end table $55, 359-7756

Furniture WOOD FRAME FUTON couch with mattress $50, 2 dresser set $75.00. 354-4733 IKEA CABINET, COFFEE and End Table; 42” ceiling fan, Queen Bed, IKEA Futon Frame 250-304-9849 DINING TABLE & 7 chairs $160, loveseat & chair $75, coffee/end tables, maple table 6 chairs $225, twin bed $75, dryer good working cond. $35 250-354-1123

Garage Sales JUNE 27TH - 1515 Vancouver St, 9am till done. SATURDAY JUNE 27TH at Granite Pointe Villas 10am-4pm - #703-1901 Choquette Ave 250-304-9849 for directions

Health & Fitness ACUPRESSURE CLASS: NECK/ SHOULDER Tension Release for couples/friends, Sat. July 11 3-6:00 $33. Dania KalTara RA 354-0413 DR. MICHAEL SMITH TCM, is now accepting new patients. Offering services in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Nutritional and Functional medicine. 12 years experience. Call 352-0459 SUMMER CARE FOR MOTHERS! Personalized Bodymind Care, releasing physical tensions, rebalancing emotions, reconnecting with Loving Presence: discount ‘packages’. Dania KalTara, Registered Jin-ShinDo Bodymind Acupressurist (since 1989): 354-0413 THULE SIDEARM BIKE carrier x2, 2 years old, great condition $350 please call 359-8037 CALL OF INTEREST: Starting an alternative healing centre, looking for practitioners working with body, mind, spirit synthesis. Sheelagh 250-2294241 FOR SALE: HEALTH walker (used twice) new condition $150 Phone 250-359-7163

Help Wanted LEGAL ASSISTANT REQUIRED for Nelson paralegal office. Full time. Previous legal assistant experience preferred. Apply to or fax 1-866811-6120. REMOVE YOUR RECORD: A CRIMINAL Record can follow you for life. Only PARDON SERVICES CANADA has 20 years experience. Guaranteeing record removal. Call: 18-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366).

Home & Garden PERSIAN HALL RUNNER, 39” by 11’, $300 obo. Call 250-352-9596 KOOTENAY CONSCIOUS TREE Care. Experienced, ethical, local, professional. Specializing in sectional removal of hazardous trees, aesthetic view clearing and spiral pruning. 250357-2822. RIDING MOWER, SIMPLICITY (USA) 12.5hp engine, 40’’ deck, rear bags, no rust, new battery. 352-0076 UNABLE TO COMPOST? Bring it to me. Good soil in exchange. Walking distance preferred. ONE BEAUTIFUL PERSIAN carpet 5’ 6” wide by 10’ long $600 obo. Call to view 250-352-9596.

Lost & Found FOUND: 18FT RUNABOUT, near Nelson, owner to claim call Transport Canada 604-775-8867 LOST 2 GIG red, gray and black flashdrive. Irreplaceable files. Please call 352-5272 if found. STOLEN: TINY YELLOW bike. Norco shogun with toddler-sized helmet, from Carbonate St. home. 505-5326 LOST BICHON FRISE PUP named Tick May 25th Around Nelson Ford Reward. Please Call. 250-231-3552 LOST: O’BRIAN PERFORMER water ski near Troop Beach on Friday June 12 at 5pm. 250-551-0093 HELP! SKI LOST at Whitewater this winter (ScottP4/Fritschi Freeride 181) call 551-0227 if found. FOUND: 12FT RUNABOUT, Kootenay Lake West Arm, owner to claim call Transport Canada 604775-8867 INVISIBLE FENCE OF Western Canada doesnÕt want to see your best friend listed here. Keep your pets safe at home with Invisible Fence Systems; www.invisiblefence. ca. 1-877-364-2929.

Misc. for Sale RED BRICKS VINTAGE and new 50 cents each. Kemp 8hp chipper shredder 400.00. 352-7935 VINTAGE LONG WHITE WEDDING GOWN probably size 10; sequined lace bodice and sleeves $50 250352-7144 ESTATE SALE, LOTS of tools, some furniture, lumber, TV, cameras, antiques misc. $5-$200 250-2267990 17FT COLEMAN RAM X canoe, stable and deep, with paddles, $500. 352-1260 XBOX WITH CONTROLLERS, wireless controller, DVD movie kit, headphone communicator and 12 games. 250-551-1963 RETAIL CLOTHING RACKS for sale. round, four ways and spirals $30-$60. 250-352-9977 FLOOR POLISHER, KENMORE electric, $20; Donvier ice cream maker, $10; ph: 250-352-2823 BRAND NEW CUISANART Stand Mixer, 1/2 price. $250 firm. Photo and full details at: WASHER AND DRYER $450.00 Portapotti $75.00 THULE CROSSBARS FOR integrated roof rack, carry canoe etc. $450 new, asking $195. 354-1563 SIMMONS BEAUTY SLEEP queen size bed like new with wicker headboard. $300 call 352-6517 VINYL RECORDS COLLECTIBLE toys, comics, swords, etc. 226-6783 HEAVY DUTY SWAGMAN bike rack for 2 bikes, perfect for pickup, SUV, as new, $75.00 354-3793 TWO LOCALLY MADE satin dresses, worn once each. one is white with spaghetti straps and a plunge back, full skirt (not poofy),$100. the other has a cream bodice, strapless, and a six color paneled skirt, $150. they were made for me and will fit someone of similar size: 5’1” 110lbs, chest 32”. they are languishing in my closet, TAKING OFFERS! jennie 354-7812


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BACH TROMBONE FOR sale. Great condition. Asking 350 obo. Call 250354-0575 after 6. Liam. SAWMILLS FROM ONLY $3,495.00 - Convert your LOGS TO VALUABLE LUMBER with your own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log skidders also available. -FREE Information: 1800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. AMAZING RELIEF THE first night!!! Restless Leg Syndrome and leg cramps gone. Sleep deeply, safe with medication, proven results guaranteed!!! 1-800-7658660. REACH OVER 11 million readers through Community Classifieds. No obligation quote! or 1866-669-9222.

DATING SERVICE. LONG-TERM/ SHORT-TERM Relationships, free calls.1-877-297-9883. Exchange voice messages, voice mailboxes.1888-534-6984. Live adult casual conversations-1on1, 1-866-311-9640, Meet on chat-lines. Local Single Ladies.1-877-804-5381(18+).

LOREN MAZEREEUW FINE WOODWORKING MAZWOODWORKING.COM (250) 509-1106 Custom: Stairs, Mantels, Cabinetry, Built-ins MISSING MORTAR? NO Cap? Call redpoint chimney today for repointing, masonry repairs and upgrades. 250-354-3489 SPRING CLEANING TIME, Junk clearouts, recycling by NSC Van, from $27 per vanfull + disposal 250551-2727

Misc. Wanted ELECTRIC ICE CREAM Maker in good condition ph 226-7773 LOOKING FOR A set of 195 R60 14 winter tires. On or off rims. Brett 354-3402 STAND-UP DEEP FREEZER reasonable condition 16-20 cf 250-3523046 LOOKING FOR FREE washer, dryer, light fixtures, shelves, old working computer, fabric. Call Becky 250354-1256 I NEED DONATIONS for kitchen and living room furniture in good condition. Simon 505-9296 LOOKING FOR SOME aluminum roofing or siding used, 10ft. 352 2902 WANTED: MOVING BOXES.IF you have any, please contact us at 250229-2122 USED ARCHIE COMICS wanted for 10 year old. For sale kids bike, training wheels 352-0013 LAYING HENS WANTED, 2-3, plus small round 3ft.tub for baby. 2267880 WANTED: TRAILER FOR 10 bicycles with or without light kit. Call Leah 250 505 6727.

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Pets & Livestock RARE BLUE, 1YR old feather footed bantam rooster $50, 1yr old cornish giant rooster $25. both proven 250357-9426 FREE PARELLI NATURAL Horsemanship Demo at NDRC Grounds Friday June 26 6:30pm. More info www.nelsonridingclub. com CHIMI THE CHINCHILLA needs a new home, preferably with another chinchilla. $175 includes large cage 825-9391 AIREDALE TERRIER PUPS from working/hunting lines. 250-226-7442 or google Airy Mountain Airedales for more details. SALTWATER FISH/REEF ENTHUSIASTS: meet others in the area for sharing info/supplies. Email:, 250-304-3535 MORGAN/THOROUGHBRED BAY MARE 15.2 H., 20 yr, $1,500.00 obo info 250-825-4693 IMPERIAL, 15” ALL purpose English saddle, good condition, only used three times, please call kiki @ (250)226-7719 2YR OLD CHIHUAHUA-TERRIER, free to the right home. Well mannered, happy and loving. Contact:

Psychic Readings PSYCHIC READINGS WITH Ratna, BFA., MFA., experienced meditator and sensitive intuitive for over 30 years. 229-4042 RUBIYAH RATNA, BFA., MFA., does psychic readings at Gaia Rising, 356 Baker St., Mondays noon to 4pm. Tarot readings also available. Over 30 years exp. reading & teaching. Drop in or phone for appt. 354-4471


BONGO DRUMS, $12. Cast iron frying pan, $12. Classic 1940’s chest of MAN WITH TRUCK demo, cleanup, drawers, $95. 250-354-1784 new construction, concrete, decks, good rates Call Mike 250-352-2889 CD & DVD DUPLICATION, direct or 250-354-7378 to disc printing and graphic design located in Nelson: www.shortyburns. ORCA TRUCK FOR HIRE. Will do com 352-BURN(2876) dump runs, moving, etc. Patrick 505������������������������������������������ 0612. YAMAHA ‘PORTABLE GRAND’ key������������� board with stand, $750. Takamine MENDING, ALTERATIONS, EN-20c guitar with hardshell case CUSTOM sewing. Bring it to Nelson ������������������ $650. 250-354-7691 Sewing Solutions 542 Baker St. TueThurs 10-6. 250-354-1322 GOOD QUALITY FULL size violin, case, music stand, plus music for INTRODUCING! BRODY FLEMING �������������� sale. $1200 obo. 250-352-9596 shopfitting-mobile cabinetmaker: kitchen cabinet tune ups, finish carPIANO MASON & Risch, good condipentry, assembly and installation of tion, c/w bench, lamp, sheet music. your box store knock down kitchen, $950 OBO (250)505-5583 ������ on-site joinery. Fourteen years in QUALITY DJEMBE DRUM for sale, commercial millwork experience. complete with belt, stand and bag, 250-551-3003 $350. 250-352-5616

Sports Equipment 2009 SANTA CRUZ Bullit (Medium). Barely Ridden. Full Warranty. Free year service. $3000. Anita 352-6452 FANTASTIC PAIR OF Sims bindings and a hardly worn pair of women’s size 6 Reichle snowboard boots, i would be delighted by $75 each, or $100 for both, and i am taking offers. jennie 354-7812 TWO YAKIMA STEELHEAD bike mounts ($90 each); one Yakima Boa bike mount ($50). Dana 505-5338. TENNIS RACKET, HEAD Flexpoint Heat, mint, mid plus, includes case, intermediate/advanced, grip: 4 5/8”, $80. 250-551-4469 2 NEW KAYAKS for sale with paddles and life jackets. $ 450 each. ph 352 3365 KAYAK, TWO PERSON inflatable Kayak - Advanced Element. $800 obo Call 354-4665.

Steel Buildings FUTURE STEEL BUILDINGS Durable, Dependable, Pre-engineered, All-Steel Structures. Custommade to suit your needs and requirements. Factory-Direct affordable prices. Call 1-800-668-8653 ext. 170 for free brochure. STEEL BUILDING SALE!.... Canadian manufacturer since 1980. Easy do-it-yourself construction. Permanent, temporary or portable. 25X40Ê $5,990. 30X50Ê $9,480. 35X60Ê $9,990. 40X80Ê $15,600. 50x120Ê $29,900. Ends optional. OTHERS! 1-800-668-5422. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers.

Travel WHOLESALE TIMESHARES - 6080% off Retail! Qualified Buyers Only! Call for Free InfoPack! 1-800-5979347.

Work Wanted ODD-JOBS AROUND THE house. Carpentry repairs, painting, etc. Reliable - prompt - cheap ! Brant 250 352 0991 WELL-EXPERIENCED RMT IN Nelson area from SeptemberDecember 2009. Looking for locum work in a clinic setting. Ideal for pregnancy/vacation leave. Resume available. Phone 250-354-8750 for more info. YOUNG WORKER LOOKING for summer job’s in painting/landscaping mon to fri call 351-1152. Joel


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YAMAHA R6 (2003) 20,749K, well maintained, very clean, never dropped, new rear tire, extras, $5,500/obo, 250-354-7321 2005 HONDA SHADOW Spirit 1100cc, excellent condition, meticulously maintained, no leaks, 13600kms, $6995. 359-5971. 2002 KAWASAKI 600CC 11,000kms very clean very good shape 3522311

1990 CHEVY PICK-UP, runs, $2,000 o.b.o. 250-352-2592 92 DAKOTA 4X4 extended cab, good camping wood gathering truck, 1500 (obo) (250)229-2131 93 MPV VAN AC CD cruise 285K 100K motor, sound, wel-maintained asking $1275.00 354-9015 2000 DODGE CARAVAN, 200,000 kms, new rad,timing belt,waterpump,brakes. runs great. drk grn. 2000.00 obo. 250-825-9930 BLUE 2003 SUBARU Forester, 165,000k - $11,000 phone 365-8323 2002 NISSAN XTERRA XE: 4X4, 3.3L V6, 5-speed, 110,500km, loaded, tinted glass, black, nice! 352-2245

Cars ‘92 EAGLE VISTA (Mitsubishi colt) 3door, fwd, 5speed, 4cyl $650.00 obo. Ph 250 359 7772. 2WD 1986 TOYOTA Tercel wagon. Good shape. C/W winters on rims, parts car. $1000. 359-7248 1993 SUBARU LOYALE. Kootenay Classic, 4x4, wagon, W/S tires on rims, standard-runs well. $600, 250.551.2684 1970 CHEVELLE 4 Door V8-307 92, 120 miles! Runs fine. View at Gas Station: Slocan City, $1500. 355-2988 FOR SALE: 1991 buick regal, great shape 3.8 litre engine, automatic, $3500.00 obo. 250-229-6804 07 MAZDA3 GS,42000KMS, 5 speed, Mint cond Silver/Black Cloth, Loaded $15000.00 Call Cary 250505-6282 1981 VOLVO, 2 door, standard, runs well, $800. 1982 Volvo wagon, trusty rusty, $400 obo. 250-226-6947 GREAT ALUMINUM RIMS with low ride tires. TSW 195/50/R16. $300 OBO. 250-226-7906 88 TURBO FIREFLY $550 obo, 60 mpg / 260 km, standard / runs good, Natalie 250.229.4940 1993 PONTIAC SUNBIRD for parts. You tow, yours for $50. 250 3520911. 2002 FORD FOCUS-VERY well maintained, 158000 km, includes winter tires on rims, $4600, call 3522194. 1992 SUBARU LEGACY 4dr allwheel drive 181,00kms automatic runs great $2600.00 obo call 250352-5539 2003 VW JETTA - 153000kms, 6spd manual, 200hp, pwr pkg, Black, Sunroof, summers&winters, no accidents, $11500.00 AUDI QUOTTRO 90 T, 5 cyl., 5 speed, 230,000km, very good condition. $4150.00 OBO. ph. 250-3548512 NEED A VEHICLE? Need cash? Up to $6000. cash back! Guaranteed approvals! Over 400 vehicles to choose from. Call Will or Ashley today! 1-888-289-8935. REACH OVER 11 million readers through Community Classifieds.

IN W LE AN Sleds/Bikes A E Reach DEVERYONE! C L E I ATV NEW condition $600, 125 L SLO WITH M PUS! KIDS dirt bike $700, call 352-6515 eveP ADVERTISE and weekends AP IR SIX RRO DE IRnings 2001 HONDA SHADOW D 1100, R YM AY A A M excellent condition. 68000km. many R E Y Lextras well L the H read maintained. $4800.00 O T T 80% B ofYyou F G C R E 250.825.4526 T O E RD BA EY OU ND A2007,W125 DR-Z Suzuki dirt bike for ������������ R P EW FO Y LL LF IO CR sale. 18” Devinchi cross country bike. ������ BL AW ENA VA BA IR R ON E 354-8816 On July 4th,1949 Kto R T � �N S �K T �K our wonderful E L Answer C � � � � �E � � � �M ������ � � � �A � O E Y E mother and friend Kootenay R Crossword KO ESE CRE TH K N AY L TER C was born. Kasey, C AY R Every R Every AKA “Kasey the Y ORDoor N Week C O A A E painter” will R W N P OT PR GR TER T LE S G continue to bring N CA KO RK EL OC ET MI colour into our AI O TH PA ND PR EW IX lives for many L S S U AN RIO W BL more years. O C W A P L ��������������� S O O N ������ SL INLA WI ARRCONTROLLED H W


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Tires/Parts/Other HEAVY DUTY STEEL running boards for Van/truck $100. 2 Areostar captain’s chairs with lapbelts $50. 250-229-5315 4 15” STEEL Toyota 6 bolt rims for sale $100 Tires on rims to go with. (250)229-2131 CAMPER FOR SALE, great condition, fits most truck boxes. 250 505 6600 FOUR BLIZZAK WINTER tires, 215/60R15 with good tread. $100 for all. (250) 229-2207, (250) 354-7540

Boats 15.5’ BELL DRIFTER canoe, Royalex ,950 lb payload, two wood paddles, $500 OBO 250-359-2212 1991 MALIBU 162 boat & trailer. White w/blue trim, 48 H.P. Evinrude engine, canvas canopy. $4,500 obo. 250-365-8100


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1993 GMC PICKUP, Alberta registered $1000, 8 ft canopy for GMC pickup with racks $500. 250-3572633 COLLECTIBLE 1973 CHEV pickup, dependable, runs great, $1300 OBO. 355-2354 CONSTRUCTION TRAILER 12FT X 8ft, Power ready. $1,600.00 250354-9015 1993 GMC SIERRA 4X4 V6 5spd man., Boxliner, Canopy, Good shape, 22mpg, $3000obo 359-7194 2000 DODGE CARAVAN. Excellent Condition. Well Maintained. Loaded, 7 passenger. Comes with new winter tires. 175 KM (mostly highway). (Crack in windshield) $2,950. 1984 TOYOTA, BLACK, 4 inch body liftbrand new rims & 32-inch tires. Needs inspection. $1300 obo. 1-519270-7726 1980 3/4 TON GMC truck for parts. New 16” tires, gas tank and rebuilt carb. $800 or best offer. 250.359.7697 1980 3/4 TON GMC truck for parts. New 16” tires, gas tank and rebuilt carb. $800 or best offer. 250.359.7697 1993 CHEV ASTRO Van $1300.00 obo, will trade towards travel trailer, 5th wheel 28 foot or larger, needs alternator, will fix 352-6983 2002 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Laredo For Sale $5700, 4x4, excellent studded winters incl 250.352.5208 95 FORD E250 runs well, 4.9 I6, new gas tank $1000 OBO 250-2295315

WANTED, RV OR TRAILER with a truck, with a possibility of renting to own. (250)777-0825 SUPER-LIGHT CAMPER FOR small truck. 3-burner stove, furnace, sink. Need to move. $750. (250)505-6600 2001 DODGE PICKUP with 18 foot dual axel Terry Resort 5th wheel. $14,000 Doug 250-352-6058 73 VANGUARD 8.5’ Camper in good condition. 3way fridge. Gas furnace & stove. 1000.00 OBO 399.4596

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House Sitting


Rentals Wanted

RETIRED TEACHER AVAILABLE to housesit Nelson area Sept-December local references non-smoker vegetarian 229-4485 RELIABLE SENIOR COUPLE seek house sitting position or shortterm rental in Kootenay area. July onwards. 250-399-0068.

JULY 1ST, SEMI furnished bachelor, HOUSING URGENTLY NEEDED! brand new, near Gyro Pk, utilites incl, Clean, safe, low-cost accommodaW/D, N/S, N/P $650 505-1113 tions needed to house local low income citizens. For more information TWO BEDROOM SUITE in Nelson. please contact Bev at Nelson Cares Deck, great view, parking, bus route, at : 250-551-3015 n/p $900/month. 250-354-0177 LOCAL, PROFESSIONAL COUPLE GREAT HOUSE FOR rent Lower with 1.5 children want reasonable Fairview, 4Bdr, 2 Bath, yard & stor3-bedroom rental in Nelson or close, age, $1500/mo + utilities, Sept.1st please. 352-0588. N/S N/P. 250-354-7738 50+MALE, NEEDS AFFORDABLE SUNNY STUDIO APARTMENT, perm. accom. in Nelson area. Quiet FABULOUS LAKEVIEW HOME only view of lake, close to downtown. reader type, familliar with house 3 miles from town in the Nasookin Single, responsible female preferred. maint. ph, 250-352-9876, Dave G. subdivision. Very spacious with 3/4 $625 inclusive, n/p, n/s, references bedrooms, new tile floors, central THREE FRIENDS, TWO local, seekrequired, available July 1. 250-352air and mortgage helper downstairs. ing 2or 3 bedroom home. References 7813 $569,000 Call Trevor@NelsonRealty. available. 250-354-7640 ����������������������������������������������� LOOKING FOR YOUNG student to ca 250-354-8409 PROFESSIONAL FEMALE SEEKS share 2 bd house in Fairview. $475. 2 BEDROOM BUNGALOW, lower cabin or Nelson suite. Wood heat & 352-6217 Fairview, open floor plan, wood stove, garden access. Sept 1st. 551-3156 NELSON, 2 BEDROOM apartment, many improvements, new detached fresh paint, small pets considered, workshop. $239500. 352-4680 Karl hotwater included, 825 monthly. CONDO FOR SALE 1 bdrm + den 250.505.4820 prime central location Inquiries (250) BEAUTIFUL CO-SHARE IN Blewett. 505-5583 1 BEDROOM WITH private bathroom Views, gardens, creek, micro-hydro. in large shared house available for WILDERNESS PARADISE MINUTES Call Jacquie at 352-0974 ���������������������� ������������� clean, quiet person. 250-352-1693 from Town: 1,900sq.ft 3-4 bdr. home 1 BR APT, newly renovated, n/s, on 3.5 acres, within the West-Arm ������������������������������������������ �������������� CASTLEGAR SHORT TERM furn/p, 5 min to Nelson, $525 + utilities, Park. 2.8 km 4x4 access; part of land nished room. Shared kitchen and ��������������� 825-9294. ������������� coop; no bank mortgage; $345,000. bathroom. 150/wk utilities and interTWO BEDROOM, SECOND floor, 250-355-2206, info@nextstepintegral. net inc. 350-304-7806 near the golf course. Laundry, no org ROOMERS WANTED. BUS on �������������������������������������������� ������������� smoking no pets, $750+ 250 352 BEAUTIFUL UPHILL HOME for sale, doorstep, 5 min. Nelson, 45 min. 6849 �������������������� �������������� 2 homes double-lot, MORTGAGECastlegar. Animal lovers, compasBACHLORETTE SUITE, FULLY HELPER rental & 3rd suite. 90’s sionate consumers, earth friendly Furnished, Utilities included, Uphill, built, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, hardwood 250-355-2340. Shared Laundry $675/month 250��������������������������������������������� ��������������� floors, fireplace, skylights, great 509-1918 views, deck, bright, cheery, fenced ������������������������������������������������ ��������������� yard, perennial and veggie gardens, EXQUISITE NEWLY RENOVATED fruit trees, plumbed for hot-tub, 3/4 1bedroom, ground floor suite, �������������������������������������� ������������� basement. Rental: 2 bed, 3 bath, close to town. $1100/mo,inc. wood floors, laundry, separate base����������������������������������� utilities. Phone 250.352-3936 or ����������� ment, yard, utilities. Total privacy for ��������������������������������� ���������� both. Solid investment. $439,000 FURNISHED ROOM WITH private contact: (250)226-7968, 352-2550, bathroom for rent, female, NS only, 505-4166 $500/month, incl. utilities. 352-3365 ����������������������������������������� Non-commercial, 15 words ����������� NORTH SHORE HOUSE, .93 acre AUG 1ST, 2 bdr. house Castlegar, lot, 5 bedroom, 3 bath, attached or less, submit on-line. �������������������������������� �������������� close to everything. No pets & smokgarage and workshop, $319,000 ers $800.00 + utl. 250-352-7884 (250) 825-4186 2 BEDROOM, SMALL, nice apartFAIRVIEW BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE ment, downtown, washer/dryer, back style home on large corner lot. 3 yard, $825 incl. elec., July 1, referbedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms. $464,000. ences, 250-551-0333 352-5856 1 BEDROOM SUITE downstairs, ������������������������ ������������������������ 2-BEDROOM NELSON private entrance, lower uphill, single APARTMENT for sale. Quiet ground accommodation, self-contained, n/s, level corner unit with patio. See www. n/p, nwd, immediately $550 + 352-9769 352 ���������� ������� ��������� ������ ���������������������� TWO 50 X 125’ unserviced lots for AVAILABLE JULY 1 - Beautiful home sale. North Kaslo. Affordable. 229����������������������������������� for rent in Nelson (Lower Fairview) 5211 or 505-2828 ���������������������������������� Call 604-612-2823 or 778-297-1652 ������������������������������������ UNRESERVED REAL ESTATE SUBLET IN UPHILL. Single person ���������������������� ���������������������������������� Auction. Michener Allen Real Estate n/p n/s private furnished available Auctions. 25 lots near Pigeon Lake. immediately 3-5months. $650 inclu��� ������ ���� ������ ���� ������ 1/4 acre lots (+/-) Power, gas, phone ����������������������������������� sive 551-5483 & sewer. No build time restrictions. �������������������������������� ���������������������������� ROOM FOR RENT in 3bedroom Golf, stores, restaurants walking dishouse July 1st. $400+ utilities, vegtance. August 15, 11 a.m. 780-968����� ��� ����� ���� ���� ���������� etarian, ns,np. Includes w/d,f/s and 1068; ������������������������������������� ��� �������� ���� �������� ���� wireless. 250-354-1084 ��������������������������������� Recreational Property ATTENTION LANDLORDS: ARE ������� ���������� ��������� ��� you trying to find suitable and reliable ���������������������������������� RETIREMENT 1/2 ACRE, beauti����� renters? Call Stacey to find out more ful Pender Harbour oceanfront, 2 ����������������������������������� information about how you can fill houses, 2 deepwater moorage, boat��� ����� ��� �������� ���� �� ����� your rentals without having to adver���������������������������������� house, swimming, crabbing, fishing, tise. (250)352-9595 ex.203 ����� ������� ���� ������� �������� 32Õ boat, grand piano; furnishings �������������������������� CLEAN, NEW, AND spacious 1 bednegotiable. $885,000. 604-883-9443 �������������������������������� room suite in uphill available July 1st ������������������������������� �������� ���� ����������� ��� ���� f/s w/d (250)354-4321

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BDRM AVAIL. AUG. 1 - Dec. 31 in suite near Safeway. Access to K & BATH, W/D, patio. Seeking quiet, resp. renter w/ ref.’s. N/P, but must love cats. $400 all incl.

Lorne Westnedge & Drew Evans: THE TEAM THAT WORKS -- FOR YOU! Contact 250-505-2606 Lorne at: Contact 250-505-2466 Drew at: Web-site.

Each office is independently owned and operated


Growing business & expanding franchise in a high profile location in Nelson. Well deserved great reputation for food and friendly service with 15% growth in sales in 2008. Live the dream in Nelson!


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3-4 bed. 3 bath 2,500 sq.ft. home finished on 3 levels. Outstanding views of Kootenay Lake & Kokanee Glacier located in Kootenay Bay. Subdivision potential, gardens, outbuildings, 2 wells & water license.


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New 5,000 sq.ft. custom home on 18.5 acres with pasture land in pristine private valley. Stunning mountain views, between Slocan/Silverton. Bamboo/cork floors, 9’ ceilings, 4 bed. 3 bath. List goes on!


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Enjoy tranquil views of Slocan River from this east facing 27 acre vacant land parcel located 30 min. from Nelson/Castlegar. Drilled well already in place, power at lot line. Just cross the road for a dip in the Slocan River!


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July 1, 2009 EXPRESS Page 15

HOMES & GARDENS How to prep your asphalt driveway for sealer properly How do I prep our asphalt driveway prior to applying the driveway sealer? Asphalt driveways do require occasional preventative maintenance approximately every three to five years to prolong their life and to keep them looking attractive. Here are a few suggestions that

will help to make your asphalt driveway look new again. If any tree roots are affecting the driveway, they should be removed as it will only get worse with age. To do this you need to cut out the asphalt and remove the root system. Now what do you do with a portion of asphalt

missing? If the local paving company does not happen to be doing work in your neighbourhood it may very well be to costly to have them come in to patch the missing section. As an alternative you can cut out a full strip and install paver stones to give your driveway some

added curb appeal. Another preparation detail is to ensure that all oil and grease spots are sealed with an oil spot primer and cracks are filled with an asphalt crack filler or a “cold mix” asphalt. Now that the repairs are completed, thoroughly clean the surface of your asphalt and allow

it to dry. You are now on the home stretch and can apply the asphalt sealer with a brush, roller, or squeegee. Make sure you work the sealer���into��������������������������������� all the pores of the �asphalt. ������������������ Now just let it cure Bill Lynch, Paul Muntak & Dale Olinyk for the appropriate ��� time ��������������������� as recommended by the manufacturer prior to ��� ������������������ driving over the surface.

Home Front

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

Our Daily Bread fundraisers July has been Our Daily Bread’s main vehicle for fundraising for the past few years. This year marks the fourth annual Pedal Along a Rail Route bike ride (P.A.R.R.4) that takes place on Saturday, July 11. For information on this fundraiser and how to participate visit www.kootenaychristianfellowship. com or call the Kootenay Christian Fellowship office at 352-7700. Throughout the month of July there will be other fundraising efforts, such as raffle ticket sales and hot dog sales, taking place in partnership with Nelson’s

Wal-Mart. More information on these events will be forthcoming. Our Daily Bread (ODB) is Nelson’s only hot meal program that runs five days per week. On average ODB serves about 80 to 120 meals per day. This service is provided free of charge to guests, given that the patron makes a positive contribution in some way to ODB, such as volunteering, donating some change, or obeying their few rules, like the ‘no shoes, no service’ and no pets policy. This community service

is only made possible by the donations that ODB receives from the community. ODB accepts food of all kinds and is open to accept these donations during our prep and serving hours, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To donate time, money or food, contact the Our Daily Bread office at 3527700 or drop in at 812 Stanley St. More information can be found online at All eligible donations will receive a tax receipt. – submitted

Nelson is number one for participation for its size category in the National Commuter Challenge from Sunday, May 31 to Saturday, June 6. Nelson came in third place in B.C. for any size town/city. “We applaud everyone’s dedication to make Nelson a cleaner, more beautiful and environmentally-conscious place to live, by leaving the car at home and using a healthier mode of transport to get to work,” says John Alton of the West Kootenay EcoSociety. Alton said that 1,082.23 kg of Green House Gas emissions were reduced in Nelson as a result of the Commuter Challenge. Nelson and area residents saved 5,501 auto km through simply walking, biking, ride sharing,

telecommuting and busing during the week’s challenge. The West Kootenay EcoSociety is awarding

prizes for outstanding participation from workplace organizers and self-propelled commuters. For more information on the Commuter Challenge, go to www.

1-877-729-LAKE (5253) Tad Lake . . . 354-2979 Brady Lake . . 354-8404

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Value has never been more obvious. This beautiful 5 bedroom 3 bathroom home sits on 4.3 acres with panoramic river and valley views. Custom designed open floor plan home offers 3800 sq ft, 2 car garage, sundeck, games, workout rooms and more.


Have it all with this .77 acre parcel 15 minutes from Nelson along the North Shore offering over 75’ of Kootenay Lake waterfront and sandy beach, this property also offers an amazing panoramic view from its upper section. Many possibilities and your future property awaits. KING THTA BREA



Briefly Nelson top small town in commuter challenge

RHC Realty 601 Baker Street, Nelson

Your Kootenay Lake retreat is now available. Overlooking Sunshine Bay this tranquil .80 acre paradise with over 125’ of waterfront and a 4 bedroom 4 bath home offers expansive views, south exposure, deck, patio, sandy beach and year round moorage and many other features.


The enjoyment of waterfront for a fraction of the price can now be yours. Just minutes from Balfour and situated in a well established neighbourhood, this .33 acre lot is located right across the no thru road from the public access to beautiful Kootenay Lake and Sunshine Bay.



Hard to match the beauty of this 165 feet of sandy, waterfront property anywhere on Kootenay Lake. Located at Longbeach, this one of a kind, .44 acre waterfront lot is just minutes from golf and world class fishing in the main lake. Building site is located well below highway.


Hard to find waterfront property on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. Enjoy over 200 feet of sandy frontage in the beautiful Sunshine Bay area and take advantage of the privacy that this south shore property offers. Build your dream home on this exceptional piece of property.


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STOTT PILATES WORKSHOPS RUNNING JULY 10th,11th,12th Master Instructor TESSA CROFTON July 10th - Reformer Jumpboard Level 1

2-5pm Master Mat Class • 5:30-7:00pm

July 11th - Athletic Conditioning - Reformer • 9:30am-12:30pm Barrel Workshop • 1-3pm Mini Stability Ball Workshop • 3:30-5:30pm

July 12th - Athletic Conditionning - V2 Max Plus Reformer 8:30am-12:30pm

Registration in progress, ending July 6th 560 Baker Str. (Downstairs) (250) 352-2379

“I could not imagine living anywhere else! I look forward to the meals every night, the food is marvelous and there is lots of socializing. The staff is unreal, always attentive, responsive and very caring. I am much healthier and happier and my children child have noticed the change.” -Ellen Loeppky, Golden Life Management Resident

-24-Hour Emergency Monitoring -Delicious Meals -Entertainment and Recreation ����������������� -Shuttle Bus ������������������ -Housekeeping ��������������� �������������ACT NOW!

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