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INSIDE Increased density for Davies St. lots Councillors make two living units mandatory on new lots. PAGE 3

Pushing for an edge NELSON BECKER

Rossland’s Dallas Cain, photo at right, won the CYSWOG ‘N’ Fun Triathlon’s men’s long course category in Nelson on Sunday, Aug. 2. Cain finished the 1/4 Ironman in two hours and eight one hundreths of a second. Above, swimmers jockey for position at the start of the race. This was the 27th Nelson Triathalon.

Tracking CT scanner money Thermometer sign tracks fundraising efforts. PAGE 3

Soaring heights Local blacksmith wins big at World Blacksmith Championships. PAGE 4

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Setback for IPPs in B.C. B.C. Utility Commission says ‘No’ to BC Hydro’s planned dependence on independent power producers by Chris Shepherd The province’s utility regulator has rejected BC Hydro’s longterm acquisition plan, a decision Michelle Mungall says bodes well for the province’s ratepayers but independent power producers say it heads the province down an unsustainable path. On Monday, July 27, the B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC) rejected BC Hydro’s long term acquisition plan, which outlined the utility company’s strategy for providing power to the province. In its decision, the BCUC panel wrote that BC Hydro’s plan was not cost effective, allowed its programs to decay and did not properly take into account the resources BC Hydro already had. “That was really good news for the ratepayers of British Columbia,” said Mungall, MLA for the NelsonCreston riding. Mungall said privatising hydro production by allowing more independent power producers (IPPs) would increase the rates people pay.

plant, but the commodity you use report’s authors. to generate electricity is bought While Mungall and the NDP and sold on the open market.” consider the BCUC report damThat means utility rates are ming of the Liberal’s power plans, it determined by the market and has no effect on the Glacier/Howser Hurst believes the price of natural IPP planned for the Kootenays. gas – which powers the Burrard The project, put forward by Thermal Generating Station men- Quebec-based Axor, was approved tioned in the BCUC report – will long before the recent BCUC How���can BC Hydro only go up. report. ���������������������������������������������� go and purchase from “The fuel for renewable energy his company is not affect� ������������������ isn’t traded on the open commod- ed,While Simon Gourdeau, project manIPPs when we’re not market. It’s sun, wind and water. ager for Axor’s energy division, even���using our existing ity ��������������������� ��� focuses �������������� But the capital cost is a little higher says the BCUC report too assets? up front.” much on immediate� financial ques�������������� ��� ������������������ Michelle Mungall, The ��� BCUC report also said the tions and misses the environmental ���������������������������������������������� MLA for Nelson-Creston province was not utilizing its exist- impacts of using fossil to gen��� fuels ������������� � ������������������ ing resources to their full poten- erate power. Gourdeau acknowledged there Doug Hurst, chairman of tial. ��� ������������� ������ ��� the ��������������������� “That’s major point of what has been criticism of the environNelson-based IPP Selkirk Power, they’re [the BCUC] trying to say,” mental effects the Glacier/Howser says that’s not accurate. ���said.������������������ “How can BC Hydro project will have, but he says it’s Hurst’s company has two power Mungall projects in the works for the area go and purchase from IPPs when easy to say there’ll be an affect on north of Golden and he says that we’re not even using our existing fish or grizzlies. “But the effects of climate while IPPs may be more expen- assets?” ������ The Burrard Thermal change are occurring everywhere sive at the outset, in the long term Generating Station was one at the same time,” Gourdeau said. they’re cheaper. “The difference between renew- asset the BCUC singled out. The “In the end it’s a matter of looking able energy and non-renewable Burrard power station could be at the big picture versus one locafossil fuel-based energy systems used to generate more power at a tion. Any project is going to have is that it’s cheaper to build a gas cheaper rate than IPPs, wrote the some impact.”

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Harrop tree nursery workers approve strike action Contract talks struggle as mediation talks set for September by Chris Shepherd Twelve members of Harrop’s tree nursery joined the more than 100 other tree nursery workers in their union and approved strike action as contract talks continue. The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and Pacific Regeneration Technologies Inc. have been meeting at the bargaining table discussing wages and access to benefits. The old contract expired at the end of December 2008 and the union says talks broke down on Friday, June 26, prompting the strike vote. The union can launch strike action with 72-hours notice. “Not only is it a strong outcome, but the turnout was equal-

ly strong,” says Stephen Howard, spokesman for the union. Workers voted 96 per cent in favour of strike action and 95 per cent of the workers voted. “Those are two very clear indications of where our members’ sentiments are.” Howard says the company is asking for up to 17 per cent wage rollbacks for the most common job description. The union is also trying to expand which employees are eligible for benefits. Peter Richter, director of human resources for Pacific Regeneration Technologies, said the negotiations are dealing with many issues. “It’s a big negotiation,” said Richter. “There’s more on the table than there’s ever have been, on both sides.”

Richter went on to say the disagreement between the company and union was “much more involved than straight pay” and declined to comment further. Richter was confident the negotiations could be handled without work disruption. Almost all of Pacific Regeneration Technologies’s business is dedicated to supplying the forest industry with seedlings. The economic struggles in the forestry industry have played a part in the company’s financial situation. “As the forest goes, we go.” Howard says the union will see how mediation talks go before serving strike notice. Mediation talks are scheduled for the end of September.

Smokey haze Galena Bay fire sends smoke into region by Chris Shepherd The smoke that filled valleys across the West Kootenays came from the Galena Bay fire, a blaze that was discovered on Monday, July 27. The fire, north of Nakusp, grew to an estimated 12 square kilometres over the weekend, aided by strong winds and dry conditions. The Regional District of Central Kootenay has declared a state of local emergency in the Halcyon Hot Springs area in response to the fire. As of press time on Monday, Aug. 3, the area was also under an evacuation alert. Visit for up-to-date information on fires in the province.

The Interior Health Authority warns that individuals with heart or lung conditions may be more sensitive to the effects of smoke from forest fires. These individuals should watch for any change in symptoms that may be due to smoke exposure. If any symptoms are noted, affected individuals should take steps to reduce their exposure to smoke and if necessary see their physician or local walk-in clinic. People may be able to reduce exposure to smokey air by going to an air conditioned mall or using a home air conditioner. People with asthma should activate their asthma or personal care plan.

Registration for hockey coming, tennis tourney served up

The Nelson and District Riding Club are hosting its annual Fun Day. The event will start at 9 a.m. and go to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8. Some of the events will be dressage tests, driving, TREC, vaulting clinic, Parelli games and gymkhana. The cost is $5 per class. (gymkhana

counts as one class) Concession will be open. For more information, contact Daiva Villa at 505 5494 or email: The club is also offering Parelli natural horsemanship level one clinics on Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fawn Dawson a three the Nelson and District The Nelson Tennis star instructor will be Community Complex. Club is hosting Mixed running this clinic. For Referees are needed. Doubles Tournament on In The Zone info contact Heather The referee clinic is set Sunday, Aug. 9. call 551Kim Palfenier Farrell 505 or email for Sunday, Sept. 27, 8 0045 for more informa��� 5270 ���������������������������������������������� a.m. to 5 p.m. All offition. Also on August 15 � ������������������ The Nelson Regional The Nelson Minor cials must take the clinic they are having a Rookie Sports Council can be Hockey��� Association to officiate. Tennis Tournament for ��������������������� reached at: (NMHA) is having their You must pre-register juniors, 17 and under. Box 1190, Nelson, BC next registration session and pre-pay (you will be Call West Martin at 365��� ������������������ V1L 6H3 on Wednesday Aug. 19 reimbursed by NMHA) 2942 for more informa(250) 352-3989 phone from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at to attend. To register or tion. Check out www. (250) 352-0046 fax ������ for more information contact Harvey Craig, for all the latest tennis NMHA referee in chief information. at 352-7153. Nelson Football will The Kootenay start up again in middle Wildcats (Female Nelson and District of August. Watch for Major Midget League) Community Complex. further notices. Call AnEvolution Camp runs For more information - nette or Doug at 359Saturday, Aug. 15 to please visit their website 6747 for more informaSunday, Aug. 16 at the at tion. Kim Palfenier is administrator for the Nelson Regional Sports Council.

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NEIGHBOUR Middle name: Don’t have one Born: Bedford, England Age: 56 Person of Inspiration: “I’m inspired by lots of local people who do what needs to be done and do it with a good humour.” Occupation: Home support for family sand and snow carving business Favourite leisure activity: Art - I’m working with fabric art, making a series of wall hangings.”

Favourite community groups: The Slocan Vallgey Threads Guild. There are so many diverse people who share their skills, ideas and experiences. Words to live by: “‘Don’t give up’ would be pretty high up on the list.” Your dreams for the sommunity: “As more people move in I’d like to see everyone being cooperative with each other, respecting and valuing our resources and maintaining a sustainable lifestyle. I also hope the attitude of acceptance continues.” Nominator’s comments: She is just the best lady, a good neighbour, and a benefit to the community. She helps everybody and

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News Lot density upped

August 5, 2009

Whoever buys one of the seven lots up for sale next to Davies Street will have to build two living units on the plot of land in accordance with restrictions council recently passed. Councillor Kim Charlesworth suggested the restrictions earlier this year and they were incorporated into the city’s plan for the lots in the form of legal covenants. They require the eventual owner to build either a duplex; single family home with a secondary suite; or a stratatitled building with at least two strata lots. Charlesworth called the covenants a “concrete, positive step” in the right direction for creating more affordable housing in Nelson. “The city doesn’t have a lot of ways to influence that but this was one thing we were able to do, “Charlesworth says. “It’s important the city do what it can. “We know that our vacancy rate is pretty close to zero. We know that in our real estate market, anything that comes on in the low $250,000 range is snapped up immediately.

We don’t need anymore high-end housing in Nelson. There’s plenty of it around.” The fate of Davies Street Park lots and selling some of the land has lead to some heated debates among councillors over the past year. At issue was whether it was proper to sell existing park land to create more park land and what kind of housing should be built. Several councillors have said the houses should be affordable for people trying to get into the housing market. Charlesworth put forward the idea of the covenant at a February council meeting. The idea was contentious and councillors eventually voted to wait on a report from staff, which was delivered at a special meeting on Monday, July 27. With the covenants approved, city staff will now look for a real estate agent to sell the lots on the open market to the general public. The covenants to increase density on the Davies Street lots was a rare opportunity, says Charlesworth. “This really was a one-of-a-kind opportunity,” Charlesworth says.

“Generally, the city does not have housing lots that it’s going to dispose of.” The lands are from a public endowment fund meant for Selkirk College. The City of Nelson had to get the province to approve the idea to sell land to build the park and an agreement between the city and province is still in negotiations. Under initial terms of the agreement, the provincial government and City of Nelson will evenly split the profits from the sale of the lots, after the cost of servicing the lots and improving Ninth Street have been paid. The province will then contribute half of its share of the profits towards creating a park. The city will put its half of the profits into a Davies Street Park fund. In January 2009, a city-hired architect presented plans for Davies Street Park that came with a $637,000 price tag. That plan was not adopted by council. Initial estimates to improve Ninth Street were estimated to be $154,000. Costs to service the seven lots were unavailable by press time.

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Nelson councillors make two living units mandatory on Davies St. lots by Chris Shepherd


Marc Emery Farewell Canada Tour


CT scanner $$ for all to see The Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation set up a sign in front of Nelson’s city hall last week to keep track of the donations made to the foundation’s CT scanner fundraising success. Jeff Shecter’s, far right, business, Zap Welding, designed and made the structure holding up the sign, made by Speedpro Signs. City public works and parks supervisor Barry Turner, second from right, and his crew, Carlin Horkoff and Krysha Pereverzoff put the sign up. Brian May, from the foundation, was on hand for the installation. So far the foundation has raised $241,000

Monday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, 421 Victoria St. The Marc Emery Farewell Canada Tour Summer 2009 is his chance to take a final speaking tour across Canada before he is sent to prison in the United States. Dubbed the “Prince of Pot,” Emery’s message is “Canadians need to know ending prohibition is the most valuable political act of our time.” Emery has been known as a book seller and activist in Canada for 30 years, fighting against censorship laws and other social issues long before he became a drug law reform activist. He has been a media figure for 20 years with regards to marijuana and drug law reform. According to Emery, he was sought on three charges for selling pot seeds across the border via mail, through his pot culture magazine Cannabis Culture. This is a free event, sponsored by Educators for Sensible Drug Policy.

A space to die with dignity

Local woman buys Uphill lots to hold in trust for future hospice centre; looks to community to help design ‘Centre for Living with Dying by Chris Shepherd The prospects for a centre that would give the dying a comfortable, dignified place to die has received a considerable boost after a local woman announced she is holding a plot of land in Uphill for what she’s calling a Centre for Living with Dying. Sandi Leatherman bought the piece of land on Hoover Street between Ward and Josephine Streets and in a presentation to council, said she is holding onto the vision until a non-profit society can be created and work to create the palliative care centre. Leatherman’s vision is very preliminary one and she emphasizes the final shape of the centre will only come after extensive consultation

with neighbours and the many The developers have since She wants the Centre for the property from R4 to instistakeholders (such as health backed away from their Living with Dying to provide tutional, the necessary zoning workers, alternative healers plans and sold the land to an opportunity to learn about for a hospice centre. and service clubs, just to name Leatherman. death and replace a fear of it Once the society is created, a few). Leatherman imagines the with curiosity. Leatherman plans on selling “They are the ones who will Centre for Living with Dying Talk of creating a hos- the land to the society at half actually help grow and mani- would have a building with pice in Nelson long predates its value. She also wants to ��� ���������������������������������������������� fest the centre.” beds for six clients, a second Leatherman’s time here in make a donation towards the � ������������������ Unofficially, Leatherman building for friends and family Nelson. She says she is simply actual construction costs as ���������������������������������������������� has already spoken to neigh- to stay overnight, and possibly the person��� with the means well. bours of the Uphill ��� lots,��������������������� an a third community-oriented to provide �the ������������������ land and help With her presentation to experience she describes as building. start the conversation. council made (and the subimmensely positive. The That third building “Someone to me ‘Grow sequent media reporting) ��� said ��������������������� ��� resi������������������ dents shared their own stories would facilitate a dialogue this like a plant. Nice and Leatherman hopes to start related to death and dying and Leatherman says needs to slow.’” hearing from community ��� ������������������ offered Leatherman encour- happen around dying. Society Leatherman has followed members. ������ agement. has become too distant from that advice. Her presentation “Now it’s a child out there. The neighbours were also death, which Leatherman calls to council on Monday, July The community has to help happy to hear Leatherman’s a beautiful, natural process. 27 was simply to let coun- raise it.” ������ vision means there would be She’s had many personal cillors know of her intent. Leatherman says anysubstantially less density and experiences with seeing peo- Eventually, when a non-prof- one who considers themshorter buildings than had ple dying from HIV/AIDS and it society to run the centre selves a stakeholder in hosbeen proposed when a devel- the way some of them were is created, Leatherman will pice care should contact her oper wanted to build condo- isolated from society broke again go to council and that at 352-2217 or by email at miniums on the property. her heart. time she’ll ask for a rezone of

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Blacksmith makes some noise Pass Creek craftsman wins the peers choice award at 2009 World Blacksmith Championship by Chris Shepherd A Pass Creek blacksmith captured the imagination of the world’s blacksmith’s at this year’s World Blacksmith Championship, winning the peer’s choice award with creation that explores youth and setting out on the world. Patrick McIvor’s winning entry was Taking Flight, a three dimensional sculpture that shows a young bird about to take flight for the first time. Looking at the sculpture, the bird’s youth is obvious. Its feet and head are large in comparison to its body, evoking the awkward stage of adolescence. McIvor describes the bird as a being about to make its mark on the world. “It’s a little awkward at first, but you gotta get out there, make some thunder, make some noise.” He’s made a little noise himself with the sculpture. He made Taking Flight at his Pass Creek smithy, using hand punching, drilling and riveting. All old-world techniques he picked up during his 16 months studying blacksmithing in Europe. McIvor went abroad to learn more after he hit the limit of what he could teach himself. He’s been blacksmithing for eight years and taught himself the first six years. McIvor also had help from

the Kootenay Blacksmith Association, which helped him find equipment and provided many learning opportunities. He eventually got to a point where didn’t know enough to do more complex projects and McIvor went to Europe to learn from a professor of blacksmithing who was renowned for his mastery of many blacksmithing techniques. McIvor got into blacksmithing almost on a whim and says there was no rhyme or reason to it. He was in high school when the craft attracted him and there were a few basic tools around the house. Using his grandfather’s anvil (once used for iron work at a livery stable in Alberta), McIvor made battle axes, knives and swords. His interests have expanded beyond the typical teenage boy’s imagination and now he creates a myriad of items. “The thing I like most is I can take a raw piece of metal and turn it into something industrial or organic,” McIvor says. “It’s fascinating to take scrap and make something artistic.” That fascination comes out through his work. McIvor operates The Dancing Scot Forge (www.dancingscotforge. com) and makes items like hanging pot racks, railings and public sculpture (he has work at the Kootenay Gallery in Castlegar).

Patrick McIvor, above, won the acclaim of his peers at the 2009 World Blacksmith Championships at this year’s Stampede in Calgary. McIvor’s sculpture, Taking Flight, at left, was made at his Pass Creek smithy.




Opinions & Letters Axor’s claims on Glacier/Howser not credible

Editorial Take care of your pets in the summer heat As temperatures soar in the West Kootenays, we have to take care to provide our four-legged friends with the care and attention they need. We recently received a heartfelt letter to the editor that detailed what one woman saw in our area. She saw a dog in distress in a vehicle and two people arguing about what should be done. The owner had one opinion, another person was concerned for the dog’s safety. The letter highlights an issue we all must take care of when the thermometer hits the 20s and higher: Pet safety. It’s common for people to leave their pet in the car when they run to do an errand. This can be dangerous if the animal is left in the car for too long. According to the BCSPCA website, a dog can quickly overheat in a car, even if the windows are left open a crack. Symptoms of heatstroke in a dog include: exaggerated panting, rapid or erratic pulse, weakness or muscle tremors, lack of coordination, convulsions or vomiting, collapse, coma, and at its worst, death. If a dog is showing these symptoms, it must be cooled immediately. Care must be taken when cooling a dog with heatstroke. Ice can actually make the condition worse because it constricts blood flow and slows down cooling. The dog should be moved to a cool, shady space and wet with cool water. Fanning the animal will speed up evaporation, helping to cool the dog. Give the dog some cool water to drink and take the pet to a veterinarian as soon as possible. We urge everyone to ensure such steps aren’t needed and that we give our furry friends the care and attention they deserve and need from us. If you see a dog in distress, we suggest you call the police or SPCA to assist you. Don’t get involved with the owner. The worst that can happen from such a call is there could be a misunderstanding.

Fish Heads & Flowers Flowers to the People of Pulpit for making such wonderful up grades to the trail. There’s even parking now!! Thank you for your efforts. – Happy Trails Fish Heads to people who judge before wondering if there might be a reason for perceived laziness. – I clean my driveway with a garden hose because I have fibromyalgia and asthma” Flowers to the wonderful person who found my bike tool kit in the felt bag near the ferry. Thank you so much for leaving it for me to see.

You should be awarded a thousand Karma points.– Happy Bike Friday rider Fish Heads to me for taking so long to send my thanks to my Subaru driving, garden tool toting, heroines of the day in Glacier Park!– In need of a 4x4 Flowers to the people at my church for making me and my children feel we are a loved and valued part of the community.– liberal church lady Flowers to our partners in chickens. It’s a happy flock thanks to your hard work – Happy hen watcher

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Dear editor, Simon Gourdeau from Axor ( in the commentary “Glacier/Howser explained by Axor,” July 22) claims the Glacier/ Howser project “ would represent savings of 230,000 tons of greenhouse gases.” These savings would only be realized if somewhere in the world one or more coal-burning or natural gas-burning power plants reduces production by as much as the 356 gigawatt hours projected for the Glacier/Howser power project. Unless Axor can designate the actual plants at which production will be foregone, and unless these plants make a commitment that can be monitored and enforced, zero tons of greenhouse gases will be saved.

Instead, the electricity generated by Glacier/Howser will only be added to what’s already generated by existing coal and natural gas plants, instead of reducing it. Moreover, if any of the electricity generated by Glacier/Howser is used to exploit coal reserves in B.C., this project would not only do nothing to mitigate climate change but would in fact exacerbate it. Is there any measure in place to prevent hydropower from the Glacier/ Howser IPP from being used to run coal extraction or production in the East Kootenays or elsewhere? Carolee Colter, Nelson

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The EXPRESS is Read Everywhere, even in Guatemala! Head down to the water park in Silverton. Katlin Koening, Nelson

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Lots of things we want to do, like have a picnic at the beach in Victoria, but what we don’t want to do is go back to work! Ian & Helen Clark, Victoria

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While Constable Shawn Zukowski is a new face in the Nelson Police Department’s ranks, he isn’t new to Nelson: After a 10year absence, the constable has returned to the town he grew up in. Zukowski started with Nelson’s

police force at the end of June of ed to return to Nelson and was ��� to���������������������������������������������� this year. He came Nelson via pleased when the opportunity Sherwood Park, east Edmonton, arose. � of������������������ where he served four years with He’s looking forward to getting the RCMP. involved with the community in ��� ��������������������� The constable and his wife, Sue many ways, including sports. He (another Nelson native), are happy played on numerous teams when ��� ������������������ to be back in the Kootenays. he was growing up here, including Zukowski said he always want- soccer, volleyball and basketball.

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Shasta is an 8-year old Husky/Greyhound cross who is a 6-year treeplant veteran. She is also the best protector of her two-year old owner Naya, and is always the coolest dog on the hot beach.

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the environment to help us decide what we think Nest Building we know about the occupants. Lace curtains and embroidered tablecloths suggest elderly residents; conversely, computers and flat screen TVs imply an entirely Kate Bridger different occupant. Occasionally, as with all assumptions, we are completely off track but son unlikely to act on a until – or unless – some- whim. thing occurs to indicate There’s no decadent otherwise, we form our food in her pantry (I mental picture almost would have found it by instantaneously. now), suggesting she is I am currently living health conscious and not in downtown Vancouver, self-indulgent. house-sitting for someNow, look around one I don’t know. As your own home. Can soon as I met my tem- you read it as if you porary home, I knew were seeing it for the it belonged to a neat first time? What do you and efficient person. think it says about you? Everything is in its place Is it conveying the right without clutter or dis- message? traction. If my home could There are prints and speak, I’d want it to say posters on the walls, but “Here lives a creative, no original art – this sug- colourful, person, loved gests to me a person who by her family, confident ������������������������� is still������������������ establishing her- in her choices and not self and in the early stag- overly constrained by ��������������� es of creating a home. convention.” ������������� Like me, she is a listWhile I’m here in maker. My instructions Vancouver, a young lady for the������������������� month are neatly is house-sitting for me typed and even colour- in Nelson. I wonder if coded,���������������������������� indicating a cal- my message is coming culated, cautious per- through?

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book aloud proved a bit of a challenge, though. While the character’s spoby Gerald ‘Jake Conkin; ken words are believable, the craft of presenting illustrations by Ben Crane the dialogue reveals the Buckaroo Jake author as a hobbyist and Productions, 160 pages, not a professional writ$14.95 er. Many of the attribuAvailable at Otter Books tives and extra sounds by Robin �������������������������������� like laughter or coughand Linn Murray could benefit from an �����������������������������������ing editor’s touch. Little Jake & Many What the author clearSkies Strike Gold is the ly is an expert on is cowthird book in a self-pubboy culture, and here the lished trilogy by Western book shines. He even Canadian author Jake son. includes a glossary of Conkin. As a nine-year-old cowboy terms and a little The story tells of a boy named Little Jake and a boy, Linn is definitely sample of cowboy poetry girl named Many Skies part of Buckaroo Jake’s in the back. Ben Crane’s illustrawho live with their moth- target audience for this ers on a remote ranch in book. He found the story tions accent the story the Nicola Valley. Their exciting and enjoyed the well. Overall, we enjoyed adventures lead them on character of Little Jake. this book. horseback through thun- The mystery of the train Linn is a Grade 5 derstorms and wildlife robber’s treasure kept encounters to the home of him reading ahead and student at Wildflower an old hermit lady. With turning pages far into the in Nelson and Robin’s studies included both clues supplied by her, the night. Mom was pleased to writing and children’s children work to solve a decades old mystery about find a book that was set in literature at Humboldt Interior B.C. and written State University and the a famous train robber. We read this book with a distinctly Canadian Memorial University of together as mother and sensibility. Reading the Newfoundland.


Cedar Flute and Occitan

Saturday, Aug. 8, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cottonwood Falls Market Cedar Flute shares her lovely voice and beautiful songwriting from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Occitan presents his acoustic rock from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.


Wednesday, Aug. 12, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hall Street Local Market, 305 Hall St. Soniko brings his flutes, guitar and voice for a musical trip around Latin America

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Natasha Smith Gallery grand opening

Saturday, Aug. 15, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 3627 Hwy. 6, Passmore The opening will be at the historic Japanese internment property in Passmore. The newly-built gallery/ studio honours an unknown Japanese internee with a photograph that came with the property and its internment house. Smith, a practising artist for 14 years, creates colourful, semi-abstract original prints, and collage paintings, as well as a line of very popular greeting cards.

Call for submissions for West Kootenay Journal

Susan VanRooy has put the call out for submissions for an update of the undated day planner she first created in 2008. “My idea was always to keep the dialogue going, to

continue sharing and learning about the natural richness of this West Kootenay region”, says VanRooy. In order to do this, every couple of years she plans to redesign the cover, include new articles, artwork, natural history and gardening notes, add relevant local annual events, and inspiring quotes. The call for submissions is for items to include in the journal. She is looking for notes on local wildlife, native/ medicinal plant, invasive plant, or gardening notes. Also relevant would be expertise in West Kootenay natural history. Such expertise should be presented in a one-page essay/article, roughly 700 words. VanRooy is also looking for arts, cultural and nature events to be mentioned on the month-at-a-glance calendar pages and small drawings or paintings. Interested people can contact VanRooy by calling (250) 366-0022, or writing her at westkjournal@gmail. com, or Susan VanRooy, RR1 Site 4, Box 6, Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0.

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Worms eat my garbage A journal of the trials, tribulations and successes of using worms to compost organic waste

“It’s just an ‘ick’ factor,” she says. “I’d do it if I have to, but I don’t, so that’s great.” The worms are definitely my “pet” in the house.

by Chris Shepherd I have worms. No, you don’t have to take a step back, it’s OK. They’re red wrigglers. Wait, come back. Let me explain myself a little better. They’re kept in a bin and they eat my food waste at home. It’s called worm composting. We don’t have hard numbers, but worm composting has greatly reduced the amount of garbage we take in. My wife, Crystal, and I live in a rural area and we used to have to make a trip to the RDCK transfer station once a week. Since we bought the worms that’s down to every two weeks and what we do take it doesn’t smell and isn’t as . . . juicy as it once was. So why keep a bin full of worms in your house? The answer is worm castings (that’s a polite term for worm poo). The worms eat through the organic waste and leave behind a rich soil that can be used to enrich a garden or house plant soil Composting is something we’ve wanted to do, but because we live in a rural area where bears are common, doing that outside wasn’t an option. A little bit of research turned us towards worm composting and we decided to give it a try. The following are some excerpts from a journal I kept on our adventures in worm composting Day 1 Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 I have worms! The ice cream bucket packed full of soil and a pound of red wrigglers was delivered at my office while I was out. They writhe and dig down when I poke through the soil. I can’t say I’ve ever considered what a pound of worms looks like and now that I see it, it’s a little gross. I ordered the worms from a local supplier and they cost $25. When I got home that evening I put them in the worm bin with a bed of dampened newspaper. I was amazed at how many there actually were as I emptied the bucket. Red wrigglers are the


best worms for composting. Their needs are fairly simple. A dark box, some bedding and food.

The box

I found my worm composting bin on the side of the road. It has small holes in the bottom that allow any liquid to drain into the tray it sits on. The box doesn’t seal and when done properly, worm composting generates no smell. For example: we keep our bin in the kitchen, right next to the dining table. My mother came to visit and she had no idea she was eating beside a bin full of worms and decomposing food. If it can get past mom, it’s a good sign. Other options for a worm bin include taking a large Rubbermade container and a plastic tray that it can sit in. Drill holes in the bottom of the container for liquid to drain out of. Make sure the tray has ridges that keep the bin from sitting right in the liquid.

The bedding

The worms need a medium to live in and something to cover them up with. At first we used shredded newspaper (I have a source) but eventually we switched to leaves collected in the fall. The move to leaves was simply driven by a desire to


Dampened leaves make great bedding, but shredded newspaper works just as well.


Red wrigglers, top photo, make quick work of organic waste like vegetable peels or rotten fruit.

make the finished product more natural.

The food

Worms will eat through most kitchen scraps so long as they aren’t cooked. Meat is no good as it will start to smell quickly. The research I did gave me a “yummy” and a “yucky” list. Yummy: coffee grounds; fruit rinds and peels; vegetable scraps; grains; breads; egg shells (dried and crushed); even beard trimmings. Yucky: animal products; oily foods; cheese; butter; meat; fish; garlic Day 4 Sept. 1 I checked on the worms today after leaving them in peace for awhile. Some of the worms had crawled up the side of the bin and were trying to get out. The research I’ve done says escaping worms means their bedding isn’t a comfortable home. It’s either too moist or too dry. I think it’s

too moist. I’ll put in some more dry material. Crystal was a bit resistant to worms in the house. I won’t tell her they were trying to get out. Day 5 Sept. 2 More worms trying to get out. I added more dry paper. Day 6 Sept. 3 Still more trying to get out. I’ve decided to talk with my neighbours, Nick and Sarah, who also started worm composting. Later . . . Nick and Sarah have never seen worms along the side of the bin like mine are. They felt the bedding was too dry, not too moist as I had thought. They also suggested I wasn’t feeding them enough. I’ll add more water and give them more food.

Day 9 Sept. 6 Hardly any worms along the sides. There was a rough spell at the outset. Getting the bedding to the right moisture level took some doing. Eventually I learned to run the shredded newspaper through a bowl of water and then squeeze it out. I ended up feeding the worms far more than my research suggested. At first I was giving them a few handfuls of organic waste a week, keeping the rest in an ice cream bucket. I started feeding them more and they now get an ice cream bucket a week, which works out to four litres of food scraps. I mentioned Crystal was resistant to the worms in the house, but that might be inaccurate. We spoke about it later and she set me straight. She loves the idea of worm composting and turning what would be garbage into soil for the garden, but handling the worms just puts her off.

Day 48 Oct. 15 Things are going so smoothly with these worms I’ve stopped making entries in this journal. Feed the worms, add more cover every now and then, repeat. The only new thing to report is the liquid. It trickles down into the tray and about every three weeks we pour it out into empty yogurt containers. I’ve taken to calling it worm juice. We’ve been freezing it for now (note to self: don’t confuse worm juice with soup stock) and will throw it on the garden in the spring. The liquid, also known as compost tea, is a potent brew and the research I’ve done suggests mixing it with six parts water to one part worm juice. As the journal shows, worm composting became so routine I stopped the journal as there was nothing new to report. Feeding the worms meant putting a portion of the ice cream bucket in a corner of the bin and covering it up with leaves. I cycled through the corners that way, adding more leaves each time. The leaves decomposed as I went along and I’ve dug down to the bottom to see if there is any newspaper left but now, four months later, there’s no sign of it. The worms have nearly filled the bin and soon I’ll have to separate them from the castings, which sounds like the most onerous part of keeping a worm bin. There are several ways of doing this. I can pour the contents out onto a tarp under a bright light. The worms will dig down to avoid the light and I can skim the top layer of castings off. I can repeat this until I’m left with a pile of worms and then begin with an empty bin. Another trick is to feed the worms only on one side of the bin. The worms will migrate to the food, allowing me to empty the other side. We started the worm bin with the idea that it would be a big project, but once we sorted out the moisture levels and gave them enough to eat, it has become one of those chores that takes two minutes every couple of days. The satisfaction of cutting down on our waste going to the landfill is eclipsed only by the thought of mixing those dark, rich castings into our garden in the spring, setting the stage for a productive harvest in the fall.

Events USIC OPEN JAM WITH ESTEVAN bring your instruments, voice and poetry to the Royal on Baker. Sign up early, doors open at 9:30 p.m. NIKKO plays live music at Fusion 301 Baker St KARAOKE AT FINLEY’S 9 p.m. start. HALL ST. FARMERS MARKET: Scott Sassaman: noon - 2 p.m. Accordians Anonymous 6-7:30 p.m.

Thurs. Aug 6 NIKKO plays eclectic jazz 6 - 9 p.m. at Max & Irma’s. OPEN STAGE at the Balfour Beach Inn 8 - 11 p.m.

SARAH NONI METZNERAT at Grand Forks Art Gallery with Hamburg, Germany’s Alin Coen and her band at 7 p.m.


SLOW-PITCH BLUEGRASS acoustic jam at Bethel Christian Centre, 6:30 9:30 p.m. All welcome. Info 352-2704 SHAMBHALA MUSIC FESTIVAL, Salmo River Ranch

Fri. Aug 7 RYLAN PLAYS GUITAR, fingerstyle, solo 6-9 p.m. at Max & Irma’s. ALAN KIRK & ALTERNATORS at The Royal on Baker SHAMBHALA MUSIC FESTIVAL, Salmo River Ranch

Sat. Aug. 8 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT or all request DJ at Finley’s 9:00 p.m. COTTONWOOD FALLS FARMERS MARKET: Cedar Flute shares her lovely music 10:30 a.m. -noon while Occitan presents his acoustic rock 12:30-2 p.m. SHAMBHALA MUSIC FESTIVAL, Salmo River Ranch


Tues. Aug.11

NIKKO PLAYS EVENINGS at Nelson’s live jazz venue, The Library Lounge, located in the historic Hume Hotel. INDUSTRY NIGHT Punk Rock, Bingo,Karaoke At Finley’s 9:00 p.m. 18TH ANNUAL KASLO JAZZ ETC. Summer Music Festival Kaslo Bay Park, 250-3537577 VALHALLA SUMMER SCHOOL of Music - See our programs and concerts, New Denver and Silverton. SHAMBHALA MUSIC FESTIVAL, Salmo River Ranch

REGGAE MIX MONDAYS Hosted by DJ T.H.C. starting at 8 p.m. at the Royal on Baker. ALL AGES OPEN MIC every Tuesday at the CocoaNut Lounge. 6-10pm Hosted by Rob Funk LISTEN TO THE SWEET Sounds of Nikko ever y Tuesday at Fusion, on Baker Street. 7-10 p.m Open Mic Night Finley’s 9:30 p.m. start.

Mon. Aug. 10

Soniko brings his flutes, guitar and voice for a musical trip around Latin America.(noon2pm).

BLUES JAM at the Royal on Baker 7 - 11 p.m. JAZZ DUO PETE Slevin and Adrian Wagner Cedar Creek Cafe, Winlaw.

Tues. Aug.11

SARAH McGLYNN & RICH Rabnett live at The Librar y Lounge, in the Hume Hotel. 610 p.m.



NEED INEXPENSIVE BIRTH CONTROL? Options for Sexual Health dropin 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 1-800611-5788. www.endoftrail. ca/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 250-5055583 WOMEN’S HOCKEY SCRIMMAGE at the old rink 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. $10 drop-in fee. Full equipment required. Info 250-3597036 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 lorraine@ear or 250-352-3860. GLACIER HARMONIES Women’s Barbershop Chorus. All welcome at 7 p.m. to Baptist Church, 611-5th St. Nelson. Dorothy 352-7199 or Joey 352-3393

KOOTENAY SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTRE Public Meditation 12 a.m - 1 p.m. All welcome. 444 Baker St.

SAHAJ MARG group meditationplease phone: Eleanor 352-3366 or Sarah 354- 9496

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. www.ndyc. com REDFISH BADMINTON Ages 15 to 90 Mon Thurs 6:30 p.m. $3 drop in. Call 229-4346 or 229-4343 for more details. KOOTENAY SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTRE Public Meditation 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. All welcome. 444 Baker St.

WINLAW FARMERS MARKET 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Vendors wanted For info 226-7862 or 226-7942 Opens May 31. NELSON RADIO CONTROL CLUB, RC car racing 10am most Sundays, (seasonal) private race track, also Rock Crawling and RC Heli Flying, contact jdnelsonrc@gmail. com 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. 3543859. 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 3549496 CRAWFORD BAY SUNDAY Markets: July and August 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Crawford Bay Park. cbsundaymarket@live. ca or 250-227-9205/6806


GENDER OUTLAWS, a support & social group for trans & gender variants. 354-5362. Nelson AA - F-Troop meeting at the Cellar 717A Vernon St 8 p.m. DOES SOMEONE’S DRINKING TROUBLE YOU? Al-Anon meeting 8 pm at 601 Front St.


WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, HERBALISM and Stone Age Skills classes! Ongoing program. Children, teen, adult classes. 357-2822. A L C O H O L I C S ANONYMOUS Noon meeting at The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. THE NELSON SCRABBLE CLUB meets Saturday at 1 p.m. For further info. please call 250-5055583 NELSON CHESS CLUB meets ever y Sunday morning, all welcome. Seniors Hall, 777 Vernon St.

Sundays WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, HERBALISM and Stone Age Skills classes! Ongoing program. Children, teen, adult classes. 357-2822. KOOTENAY SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTRE Public Meditation 9 a.m. -- 12 p.m Mid-morning refreshments; come and go as you wish. All welcome. 444 Baker St.



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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 352-5739 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.

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Fri. Aug. 14

JESSE DEE & JACQUIE B are back in Kaslo at The Bluebelle Bistro, 8pm to midnight! FILASTINE at SpiritBar, Hume Hotel

Wed. Aug. 5 THE TNT YOUNG COMPANY presents Neil Simon’s Fools, a very funny play about a village cursed with stupidity and the young teacher who falls in love and tries to break the spell. At TNT Playhouse (Ward and Carbonate) 7:30 pm until Saturday Aug 8 Tickets: $12 adults, $10 students at the door $5

Thurs. Aug. 6 FREE FILM WORKSHOP for youth at NDYC with filmaker Amy Bohigian. Call 352.5656 to register. Fri Aug. 7 NELSON ARTWALK OPENING Night Receptions 6 - 9 PM Free! Come check out new art this August at 13 venues downtown while enjoying live entertainment and refreshments. Sat. Aug. 8 THE TNT YOUNG COMPANY presents Neil Simon’s Fools, at TNT Playhouse (Ward and Carbonate) 2:30 p.m. Matinee Sun. Aug. 9 15TH ANNUAL POKER FLOAT returns to Slocan River For more information on the float, call Slocan Valley Recreation at 226-0008


Mon.. Aug. 10 MARK EMERY: THE PRINCE OF POT: Farewell Canada Tour Capitol Theatre, 7:00 p.m., Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free admission Tues. Aug. 11 EXPOSING THE NEW WORLD ORDER Esoteric Agenda is a film by Ben Stewart, The film demonstrated of a secret agenda being carried out by a shadowy elite and attempts to ready the public about the new world order coming December 21, 2012, 0-$5, 7:30pm Velvet Underground 646 Baker St Nelson. Thurs. Aug. 13 MINGLE-INC, COCKTAIL LOUNGE evening for women in business. Louie’s Lounge, 5pm to 7pm www. 825.3421 Fri. Aug. 14 THETA HEALING: learn Intuitive reading, Instantaneous healing and more. Contact Adam 250352-9222 for details.Aug 14-16 Art Showings NELSON ART WALK Ongoing until Sept 12 WATERCOLOR BY SANDRA IRVINEDEGROOT. Now showing at Dancing Bear Inn until Sept. 7th CELEBRATING LORNA OBERMAYR a celebration of Lorna’s life and art in New Denver August 5 through Aug 7, 2009.

Seeing double


Julius Kailia, 6, enjoys his facepaint job at the Wednesday, July 29 Keep The Beat music festival in Lakeside Rotary Park.


REDFISH BADMINTON Ages 15 to 90 Mon Thurs 6:30 p.m. $3 drop in. Call 229-4346 or 229-4343 for more details. MT. SENTINEL SCHOOL South Slocan Badminton Mon Wed 7:30 p.m. 3597610 KOOTENAY SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTRE Public Meditation 7 p.m. meditation instruction and practice. 8 p.m. talk and discussion 9 p.m. tea. All welcome. 444 Baker St. BAHA’I COMMUNITY OF NELSON Please join us for prayers and an introduction to the Baha’i faith 7 p.m 354-0944

Mondays DIAPER FREE BABY / ELIMINATION Communication Support Circle 4th Monday of each month 10 - 12 a.m. at The Family Place 312 Silica St. HERITAGE HARMONY Barbershop Chor us. Welcoming anyone! Tim 250-825-9694 or John 250352-6892

Tuesdays DOES SOMEONE YOU LOVE suffer from an Eating Disorder? Need Suppor t? Last Monday of the month 7-9 p.m. 352-9598 after 6 p.m. or mcsuzzie@hotmail. com for more info.

Tuesdays ACUPUNCTURE for ADDICTIONS Free drop-in clinic, 1:30 p.m. Located at 333 Victoria St, 2nd Floor. 5057248 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. PARENT & CHILD TIME at the Harrop Hall. 10 a.m. - 12 noon Information: Lesley 825-0140

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The health benefits of huckleberries (like you needed them) Huckleberries are a distant and wild relative of the blueberry. They tend to grow on hillsides at higher altitudes. If you go hiking you might just find some that are ripe for the picking. Be careful if you go huckleberry hunting though because bears love them too – and for good reason. Huckleberries have many benefits for our health. They are rich in antioxidants, which allows them to battle free radicals in our bodies. The American Institute for Cancer Research says, “We now know that these berries are one of the best sources of antioxidants, substances that can slow the aging process and reduce cell damage that can lead to cancer.” Many people are aware of the antioxidant effects of foreign berries, such as the acai berry, but few realize that we have our own super food right here in our own backyard. Aside from defending against cancer and ill effects of aging, huckleberries have also been linked to defence against high cholesterol, varicose veins, heart disease, hemorrhoids, peptic ulcers, glaucoma, macular degen-

Exploring Health

Kate Butt

eration, anemia and constipation. Not only are these wild berries rich in antioxidants but also in vitamins B, C, E, manganese, potassium, iron and dietary fibre. Huckleberries are also said to be helpful in digestion of sugars and starches. If you get tired of munching on them (this is virtually impossible since they are so delicious), try making a tea with them to promote the digestion of starch. Huckleberries can also be used externally in a compress or pack to treat weeping sores, eczema and other skin disorders.

Kate Butt is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She treats a variety of conditions and has special interests in women’s health, peri-natal care, chronic pain, and sports injuries. 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. For questions or information please contact or call (250) 551 5283.

HOMEOPATHY Safe, Gentle and Effective

Margo MacLaren, DHom 250-354-7072 Free 15-minute Consultation


Huckleberries are rich in antioxidants, have been linked to defending against high cholesterol, heart disease, hemorrhoids and many other health problems. Reports also suggest they taste delicious.


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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 Ben Brown, RAC, Winlaw ........................................... 226-7166 Diana Malone, R.TCM.P .............................................. 354-2982 Shauna Robertson, Reg. Acupuncturist ..................... 352-2167

Art Therapy

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Counselling & Consultation

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 Gail Novack, MEd. Counselling, Grief & Loss .............505-3781

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 healing potential ...................... 505-5004


Barbara Gosney CCH RS Hom Cdn 12 yrs. exp......354-1180


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

Massage Services

A Touch Of Aloha, Lomi, Cranio, Reflexology .................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 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

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


Mountain Waters Spa, 205 Victoria St ..........................352-3280


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 ...........................354-4487 Shalimar Health Spa, Voted Nelson’s Best Spa ..... 354-4408


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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THE HEALTH PAGES Briefly Local fruit provide nutrition and vitamins Chew On This

Tara Stark

It’s time to stock up on luscious local fruit. Fruit is a major source of vitamins A and C, potassium, fibre and antioxidants, all of which can play a role in preventing or treating type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Fruit is relatively low in calories and packs a

terrific nutritional punch. Take advantage of our local bounty and freeze, dry or can some fruit for the winter. When fruit is picked ripe straight from the source, it is at its nutritional peak. If you have too much fruit to pick, call the Nelson Food Cupboard.

Their Harvest Rescue program sends volunteers out to pick your fruit, leaving some of it with you, and redistributing some of it to community members who don’t have enough to eat. Contact Harvest Rescue at 551-VEGE.

For more information on this topic visit 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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The power of prayer

Thursday, Aug. 6, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Nelson How does prayer work, and why? Spiritual practitioners and teachers Denise Richard and Shayla Wright will host a discussion on the power of prayer to stimulate a direct experience of the divine, both within and without. This evening will offer an opportunity to explore prayer from a multi-faith perspective, to ask questions, and to share experiences. Admission is by donation.

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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. Kickboxing. 7 p.m. Submission Grappling. Join the evolution! 250-509-1606 Located at Summit Health & Fitness. 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 AKIDO 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, 512 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 arts 250-509-1606. Located at Summit Health & Fitness QI-GONG & CHEN TAI CHI 7 - 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.. Free drop-in Nelson Health Unit, 2nd floor Kutenai Building 333 Victoria Street, more info 250-505-7200

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SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 12 - 1:30 p.m. Invigorating Flow, Elissa OM YOGA STUDIO 7 -9 p.m. Kirtan: Sanskrit Call/Response Chanting, Alison 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-825-0011

KOOTENAI PILATES CENTRE SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 8:15 a.m. Reformer 12 - 1:30 p.m. Power Yoga, Valerie, New Class! 12 noon Mat Work - Fundamentals 5:30 - 7 p.m. - Hatha Yoga, Karuna ������� 6:15 p.m. Mat Work - Intermediate 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. Feldenkrais, Hilary 540 Baker St (upstairs) 250-352-1600 KOOTENAI PILATES CENTRE TRANSCENDENDENT COMBAT SPORTS 8:45 a.m. - Mat Work - Fundamentals 6 p.m. Kickboxing, 7 p.m. Submissions Grappling. Join the evolu10:30 a.m. - Reformer tion 250-509-1606. Located at Summit Health & Fitness 2 noon Mat Work - Experienced Beginner KOOTENAY AKIDO 12 noon Reformer 6 - 7:45 p.m. Adult Class ��������������������������� 540 Baker St (upstairs) 250-352-1600 213C Baker St 250-352-3935 APPLIED COMBAT MARTIAL ARTS CONTACT IMPROVISATION DANCE JAM 6:30 - 8 pm. Adult class 7:30 - 9 p.m. all levels welcome, live musicians welcome. The 525 Josephine Street, Information call 250-352-0459 Moving Centre, 533A Baker St. Info 250-352-3319 Judy FELDENKRAIS CLASSES OM YOGA STUDIO 11 a.m. - 12 noon Relieve pain and stress. 206 Victoria Street, 30 7 - 8:30 p.m. Yoga for Women, Alison years experience. First class free. Individual sessions available. 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-825-0011 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 - 8 p.m. A ministry of Eleos Centre. 711, 10t St., SHANTI YOGA STUDIO Nelson 250-352-0300 for more information. 10 - 11:30 a.m. Gentle Yoga, Maureen ��������������������� OM YOGA STUDIO 5:30 - 7 p.m. Hatha Yoga, Karuna 10 - 11:30 a.m. Gentle/Restorative Hatha, Alison KOOTENAI PILATES CENTRE 1 - 2 p.m. Feldenkrais, Hilary 8:45 a.m. Mat Work - Fundamentals 5:30 - 7 p.m. Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, Jenna 10:30 a.m. Reformer 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-825-0011 12 noon Mat Work - Experienced Beginner 540 Baker St (upstairs) 250-352-1600 KOOTENAY AKIDO 9:30 a.m. Introductory Session starts Jan 13 with Anita Werner 213C Baker St. 250-352-3935 APPLIED COMBAT MARTIAL ARTS SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 6:30 - 8 p.m. Adult Class 5:30 - 7 p.m. Invigorating Flow, Elissa 525 Josephine St. Information call 250-352-0459 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. Deeply Restorative, Yasmin OM YOGA STUDIO KOOTENAY AKIDO 10 - 11:30 a.m. Gentle/Restorative Hatha, Alison 4 - 5 p.m. Akido Fun, ages 4-6 ��������� 5:30 - 7 p.m. Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga, Jenna 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 5 -6 p.m. Kids Class, ages 7-12 250-825-0011 6 - 7:45 p.m. Adult Class 213C Baker St 250-352-3935

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Business Ops



Home & Garden

TUPPERWARE BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! Saturday August 22, Sandman Inn 1944 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Great in-stock savings. Susan Wilson, Independent Tupperware Consultant 250226-7751, susanwilson@col or visit http:// WEST KOOTENAY WOMENÍS Association Fundraising position open. Cut off date for Applicants August 12. 6 month Contract for 8 to 10 hrs per week. Please see Job Description at or contact Pam at 250-505-3230. Resume by mail or drop off only WKWA-420 Mill St, Nelson, BC V1L 4R9 AUGUST RHYTHMIC CAMPS! Balfour 10-13th, Nelson 18-20th & 25-27th. Ages 4 & up, all levels welcome. Rhythmic Gymnastics, dance, creative expression, games & more. Contact Rhythmic Dimensions 505-1812 HALL STREET LOCAL Market Rec Complex Parking Lot Extended Hours Wednesday August 5th 9:30-7:30 KICS IS A local non-profit society. KICS hosts non-profit websites on the Internet for free with a membership. Businesses, host your website for $120/year. Visit www. to sign up.

METALINE FALLS, USA (closest US town to Nelson) Storage units available. UPS/Fedex deliveries, cardboard recycling, garbage disposal, wi-fi, 24hrs, washroom.(250)3523860 NEED MORE MONEY? Want a career? Work from home! We train you! Check out the Freedom Project! FUN, PROFIT, SUCCESS. Great Canadian Dollar Store, a dollar store leader since 1993 has new franchise opportunities coast to coast. Call today 1-877-388-0123 ext 229;

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

MOVING/MUSTSELL TWO 7FT tall/ 1.5ft deep dark solid wood cabinets closing glass doors asking $200/each 250.352.7081. RED METAL BUNKBED, twin over twin, with sturdy ladder. $100 obo. Phone 250 352-9820 ROCKING LOVE SEAT Couch. No stains.Nice, velor, brown and cream $100.00 355-2656 ABORITE TABLE CREAM colour with 4 padded chairs in blue pattern. $100.00 obo 250 229-4650 MARINE & SMALL Engine Mechanic will diagnose and repair equipment under the supervision of the Service Manager. Diagnose, rebuild, repair and perform maintenance on snowmobiles, ATVÕs, outboards, inboards, generators and trailers including maintenance. Journeyman certified. Experience with any or all of the following would be an asset: Yamaha, Polaris, and Mercury. Wages $25. per hour. Contact Doug Witty, Force One, Yellowknife, NT. Call 867-920-2225. Fax 867-873-5178. Closing date: Aug. 15, 2009. JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIAN REQUIRED immediately for Chrysler/ Dodge automotive dealership in Salmon Arm BC located in the heart of the Shuswap. Proven producer and quality workmanship is a must. Excellent wage and benefit package available. Please contact the Service Manager by phone 250-832-8053, fax 250-832-4545 or email CHEAP PHONE RECONNECT. Forget the rest, go with the best! Low rates, convenient features, long distance & internet. Quick connections! Phone Factory Reconnect 1-877-336-2274;

KENMORE WASHER, HEAVYDUTY, extra-capacity, white, excellent condition, $100. (250)357-9457 (Ymir) UNABLE TO COMPOST? Bring it to me. Good soil in exchange. Walking distance preferred.

Art QUILTING PARTIES/WORKSHOPS: BRIDAL showers, baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries, any occasion. Create a unique collaborative quilt with your friends and family. Contemporary and co-created designs. Instruction available to small groups of all levels with professional quilt artist. Leah Weinstein 354-3597 PETER VELISEK PAINTINGS - open air show august 15, 16 - 3pm to 8pm, Upper Vallican, B.C.

Business Ops LOOKING FOR A homebased business with low start up cost and amazing potential? Xocal the healthy chocolate is a solution for many health problems. Janet 354-3152,

Business Services FOR ALL YOUR IT NEEDS - Nerds On Site ÒYour nerds are 100% local... Though they may call on expertise from nerds around the globeÓ 1-877-6963737.

Career Training MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION TRAINING. On-line learning with great employment opportunities: both athome and on-site. Financing may be available. Contact CanScribe today for additional information. 1-800-466-1535 or

Children BICYCLE CHILD CARRIER. Holds children up to 40 lbs. Excellent condition. $25 250-352-7402 LITTLE TYKES CHILDRENS red plastic wagon, seats two kids, long handle, easy puling, $40 2294415. ��� GRACO JOGGER STROLLER� with car seat and base. Excellent condition, one child only. $60 229��� 2167 CHILD CARRIER BACKPACK ��� wanted with sun/rain hood. 250226-0087 GRACO JOGGER-STROLLER C/W car seat. Good clean condition - used for one child only. $60 250-229-4452

EXCELLENT RUNNING EMAC (White) 700 MHZ PowerPC G4 1 GB SDRAM 40 Gig Hardrive $250.00 obo Cary 250-505-6282

Mechanical Site Preparation Project True Blue Ventures, a Forests for Tomorrow Recipient, is tendering a Mechanical Site Preparation Contract.

Location: Cooper Creek, Kootenay Lake TSA Estimated Start Date: September 8, 2009 Completion Date: October 9, 2009 Treatment Type: Excavator Mounding Estimated Area: 13 ha Tender Closing: September 1, 2009 4:00 pm

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SHAMBHALA TICKET: FIRST $225 takes it. Call (250)505-7709, please lv. msg. PANASONIC AIR CONDITIONER 10000 btus $100 825-9670 POTTERS WHEEL (SMALL) for home use. Includes clay and tools. Offer open, 352-9788 after Aug 4. WASHER & DRYER $400.00 portapotti $75.00. 250-229-4544 TRAIN TO BE AN APARTMENT/ 2 BIKE SWAGMAN bike rack, perfect Condominium Manager from home. Jobs for car or truck, as new condition, $75 LOST: OUR DAUGHTER’S well-loved registered across Canada! Thousands O.B.O. 352-2791 baby doll (Caroll) on a walk between of grads working. Government regisLion’s Park and Walmart. 825-9411 CAR SUBWOOFER TUBE, Pyle, 400w, tered. 29 years of success. Information: $75, Sony Xplod speakers, 220w, $50, FOUND: IPOD NANO near the Alpine or 1-800-665-8339, 604both like new. 250-352-6154 Motel. To identify please call 250-352681-5456. 3433. WASHER DRYER IN good condition, white, $250. Ph John 352-1204 LOST: FEMALE SIBERIAN Husky 2 years old. Lost in Slocan City or area. WASHER AND DRYER for sale work One brown eye, one white eye, very well. $180.00 for both call 250-352NELSON OUTDOOR MARKETS friendly. 250-35-0036 David 4685 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Live music, fresh FOUND- PRESCRIPTION PAUL Frank JUST LIKE NEW bike for teens $60, produce, artisan wares. Wednesdays: Glasses on Victoria Street. Call 250used men’s mountain bike, $80. 359Hall Street Market at Rec 352-7228 to claim 8103 Complex, Saturdays: Cottonwood FOUND NEAR HARROP July 24 white HYDRAULIC OIL, 15L Esso Univis N Outdoor Market at Cottonwood dingy call 250 229 2193 to identify 15. Paid $90 for 20L pail. You pay $40. Falls Park. Vendors: 354-1909, 354-3993 CAMERA, CANON SURESHOT, found on road to Mt. Gimli, Valhalla Park. call TWO LOCALLY MADE satin dresses, 354-2968 to claim. worn once each. one is white with spaghetti straps and a plunge back, FOUND: SET OF oars at Six Miles full skirt (not poofy),$100. the other Lakes. Contact DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM. has a cream bodice, strapless, and a or leave message at 250-352-2349 Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce six color paneled skirt, $150. they were LOST: PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES or eliminate interest, regardless of made for me and will fit someone of in Guess hard case, grey and back, your credit. Steady Income? You may similar size: 5’1” 110lbs, chest 32”. they behind NDCU. Call 403-505-5272. qualify for instant help. Considering are languishing in my closet, TAKING PRESCRIPTION GUCCI GLASSES Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 OFFERS! jennie 354-7812 lost at or around the Hume Hotel June FREE Consultation Government POOL FOR SALE, 15’ x 4’ round, good 12-13. Reward offered. Approved, BBB Member. condition, $45 229-4922 MISSING: LONG-HAIR PERSIAN cat. $500$ LOAN SERVICE, by phone, no LUGGAGE CARRIER, GOOD condiGray with white patch on chest. Perrier credit refused, quick and easy, payable tion, for car with gutters, $100 OBO Road - July 19th. 352-2054. over 6 or 12 installments. Toll Free: 1250-352-2434 LOST: SAXAPHONE, 3 months ago, 877-776-1660. 2 ELECTRIC DOWN rigger, goof conno questions asked, contact 250-777dition, $100, call after 5 o’clock. 352���������������������������������������������� 0344 5871 LOST CAT 400 Block West Innes St, ������������������ THREE INCH WATER pump, welding female, med. hair brown mixed. Name 3/4 ROLL AWAY cot w/mattress and cable, electric water pump, 60’ 12/3 Misty 354-4860 Older fridge, works fine. Riondel. ONE ELIPTICAL EXERCISE cable with lite, gas powered battery ��������������������� MISSING CAT! LONG-HAIRED black 225-3464 Machine, almost new. $125 Firm. charger. phone 352-9986 female cat. Lost by Evergreen store in 250-365-0165 SMALL ANTIQUE LOOM $50, 3 SMARTPARTS ION HIGH-END paintCresent Valley. June 505-2054 ������������������ handmade, 100 year old Russian ball marker w/co2, custom barrel: $200, LOOK GREAT. FEEL great. LOSE child’s jackets, all for $50 359-7756 PSP w/games, accessories, $150 WEIGHT. RESULTS GUARANTEED. Harris, 250-825-4528 Get a FREE info kit & no-obligation conPLEASANT YOUNG MAN desires sultation. Sign up today, SAVE $200. free rural lot near water to build shelDOLFYN WATER DISTILLER with all TWIN MATTRESS & box spring plus ������ Call Herbal Magic 1-800-926-4363. ter. James 250-352-9876 extras. Little used. Wanted: old 35mm frame. Top of line, spotless condition. cameras. Fred: $125 352-3014 250.352-2129. ��� ���������������������������������������������� 1990 PONTIAC TRANSPORT Van FRESHLY PICKED HUCKEBERRYIES $600.00 Apt.washer and dryer $160.00 ������������������ call 250-355-2334 WEST KOOTENAY � WOMENÍS LAZY-BOY COUCH AND chair+1/2. sm.woodstove $150.00 352-0746 after 17.6 X 14.6 Tan/beige carpet only 2 Association: Fundraising position Chocolate brown, micro fiber, teflon 6pm. 509-0863 years old excellent shape , includes open. Cut off date for coated. Pd $2000 asking $950. 250���applicants, ��������������������� NEW 42” WHITE ceiling fan $20.00, underlay, cleaned recently, $150.00 August 12th. 6 month contract for 8 to 505-3913. white student desk $5.00, Minolta cam551-0120 10 hrs/week. Please see job descripSQUARE GATHERING TABLE, solid ���������������������������������������������� ��� ������������������ era $20.00 250-825-9926 tion at www.nelsonwomenscentre. 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LOOKING TO BUY 8”-12” moldboard plow. and small disk harrows sleeve hitch or cat 3pt 357-2729 WANTED: I’M A new weaver looking for a Loom and accessories! Contact Dani 250-551-3347 ONE GALLON JUICE jugs. 2267918 IN NEED OF an ankle weight please call 250 505 5754 LOVING MUSICAL HOME looking to adopt a drum kit. Call Khelin at 250-226-7393 STATIONARY EXERCISE BIKE in good shape, 7 cu. feet freezer call 250 2295673 BABYFOOD JARS NEEDED by Cathy, Nelson Community Services Centre 352-3504 / ncsc_ Can pick up. WANTED: 4-LITRE ICE cream pails. Bob 352-6317 or 359-7759 WANTED: 30” STOVE in good working condition. Can pick up. 226-7062

DATING SERVICE. LONG-TERM/ SHORT-TERM Relationships, free calls. 1-877-297-9883. Exchange voice messages, voice mailboxes. 1-888534-6984. Live adult casual conversations-1on1, 1-866-311-9640, Meet on chat-lines. Local Single Ladies.1-877804-5381(18+).

FIND YOUR BLISS. 12` fiberglass sailboat, jib and mainsails. Good condition, $1100. Free lesson. 250-366-4222. LANGE FLUID 100 ski boots size 28.5 one season old. $200 MBS MOUNTAIN BOARD w/ hand brake, upgraded bindings and egg shocks. great condition. $300 ROCKY MOUNTAIN FUSION kids bike good condition $125 825-9670 2009 DEVINCI HECTIK 2. Mint, never used. $3000 obo or 250-825-4552 NECKY SIT-UPON KAYAK with rudder, blue. 1-800-386-5474. Leave name and number. 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

Music & Dance 1923 CHICKERING PIANO. Needs a good home. You pick up. FREE. Call Tony. 352-0885. HEAVY. VERY GOOD FULL size violin, stand, music etc $1200 3529596 TRIBAL BELLY DANCE BASICS: with Penny Allard, 6 classes, Mondays 7 to 8 pm, September 14th to October 26th at the Moving Centre Nelson $72, to register 250-825-4232 CD & DVD DUPLICATION, direct to disc printing and graphic design located in Nelson: 352BURN(2876) A. B. CHASE upright grand piano with bench. Excellent conditiion. Recently tuned. $1000 250-551-1046 PIANO MASON& RISCH: good condition c/w bench, lamp and sheet music $950 obo (250)5055583 Sudoku Difficulty Level - Easy Classic SHAMBHALA TICKET FOR sale asking $200 please call 250-551-1149 60’S & 70’S clothing, material and accessories for sale. Great for Shambhala. Phone: 3524628 to view

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Pets & Livestock HALTER-BROKE GILDED LLAMA $100 ,animal weight scale $300 ,large meat smoker, sheep hides 355-2269 3 YR OLD gelding for sale. Big trot, smooth canter. Quiet disposition, great prospect. 250-357-2276. FREE KITTENS TO good home! 250226-6963 SALTWATER FISH/REEF ENTHUSIASTS: meet others in the area for sharing info/supplies. Email:, 250-304-3535 FURNISHED 2 BEDROOM basement suite for rent, Sept.1st. $ 1000/ month incl. utilities references required ph 2503523365

Services MAN WITH TRUCK demo, cleanup, new construction, concrete, decks, good rates Call Mike 250352-2889 or 250-354-7378 ORCA TRUCK FOR HIRE. Will do dump runs, moving, etc. Patrick 505-0612. DAVADEC INTERIOR & EXTERIOR Decorating: wall papering and wall coverings, painting, spraying, varnish & lacquering, drywall repair, tiling and more for all your needs, single room to complete renovation. Colour consultation, free estimates. Friendly, reliable and professional service. ‘English Dave’ at 509-0367 of 5051141 LOREN MAZEREEUW FINE WOODWORKING MAZWOODWORKING.COM (250) 509-1106 Custom: Stairs, Mantels, Cabinetry, Built-ins RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE REMOVAL, North Shore, Difficulty Level - MediumSouth sk9E000559 Slocan, Balfour. $14 monthly plus $1/bag (20lbs) 250-505-1153 DRY STANDING FIREWOOD, split any length, any species. Delivered, competitive rates. Also tree removal services 250-5512508

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2003 VW JETTA DIESEL 60MPG, Exceptional mileage AC HS 193,000km. $14,200. Call after 6pm 229-4471 95 OLDS ROYALE for trade wanted small extendedcab truck or suv 250 358 7262 2000 VW BEETLE TD.I Like new condition, excellent on fuel! $9500 250-226-6963 ‘94 SUZUKI SIDEKICK, 4door, 4WD, 5 speed, extra winter tires. 200K km. Excellent condition. $4800. 250-3597772 1997 VW GOLF, 2dr, 5spd, sun roof, alarm, pioneer deck, many recent repairs, $3500 250-352-2762 1974 JAGUAR XJ6 auto, leather, recent work done, Mike 250-5058365. $2000 OBO 2006 CHEVY OPTRA WAGON 40,000 km, auto, blue winter and all-season tires $10,000 obo 250352-2441 1993 HONDA CIVIC, hatch back, newer engine, runs great, good gas mileage, $2200 obo. 250-509-0887 NEED A VEHICLE? Need cash? Up to $6000. cash back! Guaranteed approvals! Over 400 vehicles to choose from. Call Will or Ashley today! 1-888-2898935.

FOUR BRIDGESTONE P195/55R16 Tires to fit Toyota Prius. Only used 10,000 kms. $200.00. 352-6574 BOX LINER FITS Toyota long box pickup 72”x57” $50 825-9482 LIGHTS: HALO EAGLEEYES $299USD new, fits 94-02 Dodge Ram, Will trade for stock lights 2267055

Automotive-Cars 1986 2WD TOYOTA Tercel Wagon, runs great, great shape, winters on rims, $900 obo, 359-7248 95 FORD CONTOUR. Great car, $1800 obo. two sets of tires. 5057612 1994 MAZDA 323, Red, 4 cyl, 1.6, 197000kms, Extra set 4 Rims w/ winter tires $2000 obo 354-1055 1980 BUICK REGAL Limited, 1966 Delta 88 Oldsmobile, both drivable, $750 each obo clay 250-354-0490 1997 FORD TAURUS Wagon, fully loaded. BC. inspected, no rust, serviced. $2450 o.b.o. 359-8147 1972 BMW 2002 series 4 speed, excellent condition, $4500. Matthew 551-1371 1996 VW GOLF MKIII, many upgrades, 5 speed, winter & summers, black. Call 505-4540. 5500 OBO 2002 FORD FOCUS-VERY well maintained, 158000 km, includes winter tires on rims, $4600, call 3522194. 2004 RX20 DOD.GE 5 speed excellent condition, 124 000 kms sport model 250-352-6931 $6200 OBO CONVERTIBLE SAAB 900 Turbo SPG 1989, red 200,000 km, auto. $3500 obo Ph.#250-825-4260 1999 SUZUKI ESTEEM Wagon, 4 dr, 5 sp, new clutch, economical, clean, well maintained, very reliable: $2,300 OBO, 250-505-5302

AutomotiveSleds/Bikes MOTORCYCLE BOOTS, REDWINGS mens 7/8 new call 354-5362 SUZUKI 750GS 1978, Runs well, brakes need bleeding, 53,000km. Eric 250 359-6700. ekootnay@telus. net ‘95 YAMAHA VIRAGO -excellent cond- $3450 ‘03 Chilkoot Pathfinder rebuilt, low km $7900 Andy 250-5510927 1999 SUZUKI DR350, dual purpose MC, 16k, new tires,clean bike. $3800. 250-825-4553 pls leave msg. ULTIMATE MX HAULER, unused, cost $490 new, carry 375 lb $395obo, 2” hitch. contact jdnelsonrc@gmail. com WANTED, 3 WHEEL ATV, whole or for parts. 250-355-2561 2002 KAWASAKI 600CC 11,000, kms very clean, very good shape 352-2311

AutomotiveTires/Parts/Other WINTER TIRES ALMOST new 175/70R13 Pirelli with carving, $60 each OBO. 352-5155 12’/07 CARGO TRAILER, $4900. 14” flat deck tandem axel $1000. 551-1564

AutomotiveTrucks/SUVs/Vans 1992 MAZDA B2200, 5-spd trans, runs well. 4 winter tires. Parts? Any reasonable offer. 250-226-7967. 2000 TOYOTA SIENNA CE Only 179,000 km Good condition,fully loaded, seats 7. Asking $6,500.00 250-226-7519 2007 NISSAN FRONTIER 4x4 crew, 43,000Km. Long box with canopy. $27,895,Extended warranty until 160,000km 250-359-6981 91 NISSAN PATHFINDER. New tires, some rust. $2000 obo. 250354-7892. ‘97 TOYOTA TACOMA 259000km automatic. 4x4 blue/grey w/ canopy $8000.obo 352-9755 1990 TOYOTA EXTRACAB SE pickup, 252,000km, 2WD, one owner, needs no work, extremely reliable vehicle, 352-0535. DODGE ‘88 CAMPERIZED “hippie” van in good condition. $1200. 48,500 km. Ph: 250-399-0056

Boats CAL 2-25 SAILBOAT: Very nice boat, sleeps 5, 8 hp yanmar diesel, ready to go. $10,750. 250-505-5305 SAILBOAT 23’, SLEEPS 4, fully camperised, catch the wind, great for lake $6900. 250-2294939 26’ 1979 REINELL 264 Cabin Cruiser Twin Merc 120s. Legs serviced, new props. $6500 229-2167 CLIPPER TRIPPER CANOE. 17.5 ft.long. Fore and aft seats. Very stable. Great condition.

Recreational Vehicles 16’ 1972 TRIPLE-E CAMPER TRAILER. Fridge, stove, furnace, bathroom. Sleeps 4 - 6. Does need some work. $500 obo 250-354-0115 1996 CHALET ARROWHEAD hard sided folding camping trailer with fridge, stove, air conditioner, $4300 250-359-2212 WANTED, RV OR TRAILER with a truck, with a possibility of renting to own. (250)777-0825

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Building Materials



#1 A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse. 6 colors available! 40 year warranty! Free shipping, the first 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206.

3 BEDROOM GRANITE POINTE VILLA. 3 bathrooms, hardwood floors. Deluxe accomodation! N/S N/P $1500/month + utilities. 250-3522100 SHOP SPACE IN Ymir for rent. Carpentry or artist studio. $400 + utilities. 357-2276. TWO BEDROOM HOUSE in Blewett. Land co-operative. Secluded/private with valley view. Partly furnished. $600/mo. 1-250-216-8686. 1 BEDROOM HOUSE in Harrop. Private, large yard. N/ S N/P $825/month + utilities. 250-3522100 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT on Trevor Street. Clean, deck, great view. $900/month + utilities. N/S N/P 250-3522100 1 BEDROOM SUITE in Nasookin (3 mile). Completely renovated & immaculate. Gas fireplace. Mature tenant preferred. $950/month includes utilities. 250-352-2100 2 BEDROOM HOUSE on corner lot with large deck. $1000/month plus utilities. N/S N/P Rentals@NelsonRealty. ca 250-352-2100 FURNISHED STUDENT ROOM for rent, 5min from Selkirk College Rosemont Campus. Female, NS. $500/month 352-3365 2 BDRM HOUSE on 1/2 acre in Tagum, 5 min. to town, $850/month, plus utilities. 551-1564 TWO BEDROOM HOME and office in Quiet Krestova. 5 appliances, big yard & garage. Lease $900/mo 250.359.7697 TRAILER FOR RENT, 15 or 30 Aug. 6 mile, no pet/smoke, on lake $800 call 825 2488 WELL CARED FOR 2 bedroom duplex in Castlegar, 5 appliances close to schools and shopping, $725/ month 354-3793 12’X54’ BUILDING MAY be used for shop or storage $350 a month 3572466 availiable now LOWER FAIRVIEW 1BDRM condo. Senior Oriented. 950 sq. ft. Underground Parking. NS/NP. $1,000.00 per mon. . 250-352-6911.

BLEWETT HOUSE FOR rent Sept 1 or 15. 2 bdrm + loft, 2 bath on 2 sunny acres. W/D, D/W. No dogs, no smoking. References required. $1250/mnth. 1 year lease. Call Erin 604-329-2971

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House Sitting RESPONSIBLE HONEST EMPLOYED female will care for your home, pets and garden. 6 yrs experience. 354-3677

Real Estate FABULOUS LAKEVIEW HOME only 3 miles from town in the Nasookin subdivision. Very spacious with 3/4 bedrooms, new tile floors, central air and mortgage helper downstairs. $569,000 Call 250-3548409 LOT FOR SALE. Beautiful, flat, treed corner city lot in Nelson uphill area. $165,000. 250-352-3058 $199,000 BUYS YOU low-cost living in this easy care 2-BR apartment with patio. www.nelsonhome. ca 352-9769 2.35 ACRES IN beautiful, peaceful Harrop.Private, flat, treed, 5 minute walk to ferry & bus. $220,000 250551-3017 NELSON CONDO FOR SALE 1 bdrm + den prime central location Inquiries (250) 505-5583 TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE: 3 BR, 11/2 bath, fridge, stove stacking washer and dryer, dishwasher. New roof, windows, hot water tank, off street parking, heated shop at rear. Minutes from downtown, close to bus stop. Asking $210,000. Phone: 250-352-2247. CHARMING 3 BEDROOM, Rosemont, full basement, gardens, great neighbourhood and views, wood floor. details:bchomesforsale. com (250) 352-9235 TWO PROPERTIES FOR Sale: Nelson’s North Shore, 10 mins. to town, across from Troop Junction beach. 1-4 acres. Beautiful lake views, creek, underground services, great sun exposure, gentle slope, private natural setting with mature trees, ready to build. $200,000, $210,000. (250)354-7741 LAC LA HACHE 28 ACRES bordering Crown land, 4Bed, 3Bath, creek, pond, heated pool, guest cabin, workshop, natural gas. Reduced to $479,000. For pictures email or 250396-4688.

Real Estate Wanted CABIN OR SMALL house close to lake to buy or rent, Ruth 354-7797

2 BDRM NEWER home for rent, private treed setting, 10 minutes from Nelson,$925/mo NS/NP Call: 3592946 BEAUTIFUL SPACIOUS MIDUPHILL house, 4B/4B, large lot, September 1, $1500 + utilities, families preferred, NS/NP, uphillhouseren tal@gmail ATTENTION LANDLORDS: ARE you trying to find suitable and reliable renters? Call Stacey to find out more information about how you can fill your rentals without having to advertise. (250)352-9595 ex.203 SPACIOUS 1BDRM, UNFURNISHED , Oct. 1 - March 31, negotiable, $800 + heat, call 250-505-1108 SPACIOUS 3BDRM, FURNISHED main floor. Mature, n/s, n/d, n/p, 5 min to Nelson. $1000 +utilities. Sept. 1 505-2060 2BRDM APT AVAILABLE Sept. 1, newly renovated, close to downtown, $925 plus utilities. N/P 250-3541900

Rentals Commercial LARGE HERITAGE THERAPY SUITE DOWNTOWN. Incl: Util., Parking, 2 Closets, Priv. Wait. Rm. + Facilities. $598/mo. 352-5757.

Rentals Wanted HOUSING URGENTLY NEEDED! Clean, safe, low-cost accommodations needed to house local low income citizens. For more information please contact Bev at Nelson Cares at : 250-551-3015 PLACE WITH STUDIO/WORKSHOP room needed for handy man entrepreneur will pay dd + $1500 monthly (250)226-7350 MATURE GARDENER, CONSIDER trade for room, no dependents, semi retired grandpa, required ASAP, 250505-5506 Al. RESPONSIBLE, PROFESSIONAL INDIVIDUAL with pets seeking quiet rental house/suite in or around Nelson area 250.226.7829 MATURE NS/NON-PARTIER ATTENDING ACOS looking for one bedroom suite/apt/townhouse. Reference available. Cole 403-8779120. 2 QUIET STUDENTS requires a 2 bdrm place Sept.1. Preferably close to Selkirk Collage. Great references. 250-420-1617 PAMELA, TIMOTHY & Cat seeking affordable home & yard. Clean, handy, non-partiers, employed, friendly. Call us 509-0418 LOCAL WOMAN REQUIRES affordable rental. Reliable income, rent guaranteed, tidy, responsible, respectful. Linda 505-5506 NON-SMOKING COUPLE WITH small dog looking for a 2bdrm. house/cabin/suite Aug 15th or Sept 1. 250.505.2424 SINGLE MOM OF 5mo.old, with dog.needs home asap, can afford 600.00mo rent (need 2 bdrm) 250354-9411

Briefly Volunteering is only a click away

The Nelson and District Credit Union is helping connect youth with local volunteer opportunities through a new website. “Volunteerism forms the social framework of strong, supportive communities, but many community causes are in desperate need of volunteers to deliver their services,” says the credit union’s youth services representative, Tom Atkins. “Our communities’ youth have lots of energy and a strong desire to help; however, many of them don’t have the connections yet as to where to look. We hope that this link will help facilitate the bridge.” The online resource, Community Connection, will be linked to the Nelson and District Credit Union’s award winning youth financial planning resource at www.zippitydodog. com.

Community Connection allows for one to search by community (Nelson, Crawford Bay and Rossland areas) as well as by activities (sports and recreation, health and wellness, arts and culture, social responsibility, schools, community life and economic development). Local services searching for youth volunteers, and youth searching to offer their time can visit and get their volunteer opportunities registered. – submitted

Support Salmo’s library

Friday, Aug. 7, 10:30 a.m. at the Salmo Public Library, 106-4th St., Salmo Join Michelle Mungall, Salmo village council, Salmo Public Library board and staff and the Friends of the Library for a Support our Library event, as part of the Summer Reading Club.

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Shared Accom. ONE BEDROOM, PRIVATE bathroom, laundry in shared house. Prefer student, eight month lease. 352-2051 STUDENT-FRIENDLY, FURNISHED ROOM available in Rosemont September 1st. $450 rent includes everything. Call Ann @ 352-9589 FOR QUIET STUDENT or Employed; Room in Lower Fairview $400. August 1 NS/NP (250) 352-6779

Steel Buildings STEEL BUILDING SALE!... Canadian manufacturer since 1980. Easy doit-yourself construction. Permanent, temporary or portable. 25X40 $5,990. 30X50 $9,480. 35X60 $9,990. 40X80 $15,600. 50x120 $29,900. Ends optional. OTHERS! 1-800-668-5422. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers.

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

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Don’t forget an air supply for your new wood stove We are planning to install a wood stove in our home. Should we also install a combustion air source to it as well? This is something that is often overlooked by the do-it-yourselfer. Indeed this is something that is very important to your health and the health of the home. Wood burning appliances can consume vast amounts of air to burn the wood. In some cases this could actually cause a back-drafting situation with your gas burning appliances such as furnaces, hot water heaters and fireplaces. In other words the exhaust products that normally go up the chimney may actually be pulled back and contaminate the house air. This means that you may have a deadly consequence of carbon monoxide contaminating your house air. However let’s say that you do not have any gas burning appliances and you figure that you do not need a combustion air source from outside, right? Wrong, this could actually create damage that you may not detect until it becomes very severe. The wood burning

Home Front

Bill Lynch, Paul Muntak & Dale Olinyk

appliance will still consume the same amount of air and, now it may create air leakage within the walls, rim joists,

doors and windows etc. Now what happens in this case is the air coming into your home from outside may condense within the walls etc. creating a moisture source which would ultimately cause a potential for rot and/or a mould issue. This situation could also happen if you have a gas burning appliance as well. You should also have smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms installed.

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Explore your family tree and you might find surprising offshoots Been Thinking About

George Millar

How many degrees of separation are you from someone important, or just someone you admire without actually knowing? I wrote a column a while back about finding for certain that the Escotte Wickham who taught here early in the last century was a sister to my dad’s mother, and the serendipity of finding that another sister, Wilhemina, also taught

here. Researching the family tree can be an informative and interesting way of looking for those real or imagines degrees of separation. For example, my wife’s maiden name was Worsley. There had been discussions from time to time about a family connection to Lorne “Gump” Worsley, an NHL goalie from the ‘50s and ‘60s.

It turns out that the “Gumper” may be a very distant shirttail relative, but there is no certainty. One of my mom’s brothers had the given name Major. As a kid, I always found it strange that a person’s given name would be a military rank. When John Major became Britain’s prime minister, an aunt wondered aloud if there could be a family connection.

That’s when I finally found out that Major had been a surname in my mother’s family. But John was not a near, or even distant, relative. Apparently, John – or someone in his family history – changed their name to Major for whatever reason. My son David has a degree in journalism and experience editing a weekly newspaper. He’s the family-tree histo-

rian as well. He hasn’t found anyone wealthy, or famous, in his search. But he has found a grandson of a cousin of my grandmother’s who was editor of the Province newspaper in 1941. Is any of this lifechanging information? Of course not, but it is fun to learn something about one’s family roots. I recommend it, especially if someone else does the legwork.

George Millar is a long-time resident of the West Kootenay. Been Thinking About is an exploration of events and organizations in the region, seen from a senior’s perspective.




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