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VOLUME 21, NUMBER 38

Murals instead of graffiti Rotary Daybreak floats a new idea to combat graffiti in Nelson’s alleyways by Chris Shepherd

After years of covering graffiti in Nelson’s alleys over and over Surrounding rural again, Rotary Daybreak areas look into conis exploring a new idea: tributing to Nelson use murals to cover up Municipal Library the expanses of bare cinbudget in return for derblock in the hopes the expanded rural servandals will respect the vice. artwork. PAGE 4 As a business owner in Herridge Lane, Paula Kiss sees a lot of graffiti in the alleys that flank Baker Street. Kiss, who runs The Building Tree at the east end of Herridge Lane and is a relative newcomer to ��������������� the service club, is workRegional district ������������������ CHRIS SHEPHERD ing on developing Rotary considers closing ��������������� Daybreak’s idea of link- Paula Kiss inspects some of the blank cinderblock that would be ideal for a public mural. Castlegar and District ing artists with building Community Complex. ������������� owners to create murals PAGE 3 on walls that are currently in the downtown alleys ������������������������ blank, and therefore comthat bracket Baker Street. �������������������������������������� mon targets for vandals. She has a list of 26 sites ���������������� Rotary Daybreak has that detail the location, been fighting an ongoing surface texture and size of battle against graffiti for the blank wall. years. The service club Kiss hopes to hear collects donations to buy from building owners or �������������������� paint to cover up vandaltenants to improve and I think beauty ism and then the volunexpand her database. Report details how ���������� teers take to the streets, is something She can be reached at the regional district painting over vandalism. 352-7933 �������or by email at �������������������������������� everyone tries to can improve its serUnfortunately the van- preserve. info@buildingtree.ca. vices. dals only take advantage The city’s Cultural PAGE 3 �������������������������������������� Paula Kiss of the refreshed blank Development Commission ���� space and scrawl some(CDC) and Heritage CHRIS SHEPHERD thing new. Commission have heard Murals have been used to prevent graffiti in Nelson. Above is Please The proofidea for accuracy then phone, fax or email with any changes or anand approval. behind putabout the idea it’s a section of the Nelson and District Youth Centre while below, ting murals up is that the tooned with illegal spray prompted some discussion a part of the Kootenay Country Store Cooperative has been Phone: 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352.5075 • Email: sales@expressnews.bc.ca untouched while the nearby walls have suffered. vandals seem to leave art- paint. between the two about “I for think beautyafter is the workExpress alone. The who wouldhas be signed responsible The is notCapitol responsible any errors client off. Theatre is relatively graf- something everyone tries for managing murals in ��� ������������� fiti free along its alley, a to preserve,” says Kiss. the city’s alleys. � �������������� wall that sports murals “Even kids.” The CDC was creat��� ���������������������������������������������� related to the many sumRotary Daybreak wants ed in 2007 and up until ��� ������������ � ������������������ mer youth productions to serve as a hub to con- then, it was the Heritage put on by the community nect building owners, ten- Commission that looked ��� ��������������������� ��� ������������� theatre. ants and artists to create after public art. The Kootenay Country murals. Councillor Donna Store Cooperative buildKiss says the murals Macdonald, who sits��� on������������������ ing used to be repeatedly would improve Nelson’s the CDC and is an altervandalized until the build- alleys. nate on the Heritage ing’s owner commissioned “Some murals and traf- Commission, says the two ������ a graffiti artist to paint fic and love would go a groups are working on a a massive mural on the long way to expanding statement that outlines building’s alley wall. That that beauty hub beyond how they can “blend conmural has been untouched Baker Street.” temporary with heritage while blank walls immeKiss has already started values in the downtown, diately beside it are fes- a database of blank walls for example.” CHRIS SHEPHERD

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Extra! Extra! New owner for Waits News! A 20-year-regular at popular Baker Street shop steps behind the counter by Chris Shepherd After 20 years of drinking coffee at Waits News, Jim Plamondon has moved to the other side of the shop’s counter and taken over the Nelson landmark. Plamondon is excited to continue offering the relaxed atmosphere and simple, tasty meals at 499 Baker St.

���������������������������������������������� While ��� he has some mod- as it did four decades ago, est renovations in mind (the a testament to the training � ������������������ long counter will most defi- Plamondon had from the nitely remain) Plamondon previous owner. ��� ��������������������� knows not to mess with a “If I don’t screw that up good thing, including the I’ll do alright,” Plamondon ��� ������������������ shop’s milkshakes. says of the milkshakes. There’s one customer Waits News also offers who goes to Waits for a light lunches (soups and milkshake every week and sandwiches) and breakfasts he’s done so for 40 years. that include a variety of The customer says the baked goods. milkshake tastes the same “We just try to keep it simple but tasty,” says Plamondon, who took ownership with his wife, Mari, at the beginning of June. Waits News is open seven days a week. From Monday to Thursday it’s open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday to Saturday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Jim Plamondon plans on sticking to a successful business model (and milkshake recipe) at Waits News.

Briefly New counsellor sets up shop

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News RDCK considers closing Castlegar community complex Closure would be last resort as regional district tries to make up for property tax shortfall by Chris Shepherd The regional district is considering closing Castlegar’s recreation complex and laying off workers at that facility if the city doesn’t pay the rest of its contribution to the rural government’s budget. Regional directors voted to explore layoffs and closing the Castlegar and District Community Complex after the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s (RDCK) General Affairs Committee meeting on Thursday, Aug. 6. Gary Wright, chair of the RDCK, said there are no plans to close the facility yet, but that directors were doing their due diligence and preparing for a worst-case scenario. “I’m optimistic that it’s not going to come to that.” Wright says he is hopeful because provincial legislation states a city must pay its contribu-

tion to the regional district. The RDCK doesn’t have the ability to juggle money to cover a shortfall, said Wright, but a city can make those adjustments in its budget and is even able to borrow to cover the money it owes the regional district. Lawrence Chernoff, mayor of Castlegar, said it was much too soon to be talking about closing any Castlegar facilities. “I think it’s a little premature at this stage to do that. My best interest is the employees there [at the community complex]. The complex benefits the City of Castlegar and surrounding areas. Let’s just ease back and let this thing work its way through.” The layoffs and closure are two of the options the RDCK is considering after Castlegar decided to withhold $375,000 of its contribution to the regional district. The city made the decision after the Zeltsoff Celgar pulp mill announced it won’t pay its 2009 taxes. Celgar has asked for a judicial review of Castlegar’s tax rates. The pulp mill’s property taxes make up 40 per cent of Castlegar’s property taxes, contributing a total $2.8. million to the city.

Castlegar’s council decided to hold back some of the $2 million it pays to the RDCK, a move that upset rural directors who felt Castlegar should not pass the problem on to the RDCK. It’s expected that closing the Castlegar and District Community Complex could save up to $250,000. The remaining $125,000 would be found through cuts to other RDCK services in the Castlegar area. Chernoff noted the RDCK has sent a letter to the province about Castlegar’s action which could result in a resolution. The City of Castlegar and Celgar are also in talks about the pulp mill’s refusal to pay the property taxes. The regional directors also voted to look at the other shared services, like waste management, to see if there are ways to make up for the shortfall. Wright said the RDCK has to wait for a number of answers to come in before directors decide to close the recreation complex or not. Questions up in the air include possible action from the province and feedback from other RDCK funded services in the Castlegar area.

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Briefly Day of sports

Thursday, Aug. 13, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Lakeside Rotary Park The Nelson and District Youth Centre staff have organized a day of games at Lakeside Rotary Park and the day is open to everyone. The youth centre will be closed on this day. For more information, contact 352-5656.

West Kootenay Red Cross Symposium 4 Youth

Registration due Friday, Aug. 14 On Friday, Aug. 21, 25 students aged 13-17 from across the West Kootenays will connect at the West Kootenay Red Cross Symposium 4 Youth. The symposium will take place at Selkirk College in Castlegar. Students will learn about Red Cross humanitarian issues and develop leadership skills through interactive workshops and simulations facilitated by college and university students. The humanitarian issues workshops and simulations will include land mines, refugees, and children in armed conflict. Students will learn how to start their own local/global issues club in their school or community, learn skills to work effectively in a group and learn how to put their project ideas into action. The registration fee is $15, which includes lunch, snacks and a symposium T-shirt.

To receive a form or for more contact Katelyn jmaeff@redcross.ca 365-3911 ext. 101.

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Wilderness survival course

Wednesday, Aug. 19 to Sunday, Aug. 23 between Nelson and the Slocan Valley Primal Pathways Wilderness School presents it’s main event for 2009, five days of intensive instruction in wilderness survival skills. Skills taught include tracking, stalking, camouflage and sign reading, edible and medicinal plants, cedar bark basketry, fire by friction, Stone Age cooking, coal burned spoon and cup making, rabbitsticks, Paiute deadfall and snares, rope and string from plants, shelter building, water purification and carrying, using fire for signalling and cooking and bending and shaping wood, stone tool manufacture, wilderness mind and spirit. The course is offered by Chris Morasky, who says there’s a need to relearn the old ways. he has been teaching ancient skills for 20 years. All food and materials will be provided. The course is $450 and there are payment options available. For more information, contact Morasky at 357-2822 or chrismorasky@netidea.com.

‘RDCK services need to EXPRESS Pet Week be more businesslike’ Jake of the

Report calls for regional district to improve the ways it offers services by Chris Shepherd The regional district needs to be more businesslike about the way it handles the services it provides, say the authors of a report that’s critical of the way directors change services without accounting for extra costs. The report came from a select committee of directors who were tasked with reviewing Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) services, predicting what future demands will be and come up with an ideal way of providing services. Nakusp Mayor Karen Hamling, Nelson’s Mayor John Dooley, Garry Jackman, director for Area A (Wynndel/East Shore of Kootenay Lake) and Gordon Zaitsoff, director for Area J (Lower Arrow/ Columbia) delivered the report to the RDCK’s Thursday, July 23 board meeting. Currently, the RDCK has 192 services on the books, 148 of which

are active. Services range from or budget adjustments, a less than administration, rural planning, rec- ideal arrangement according to the reation, fire protection and parks. report. There is much duplication among To fix the problems, the comsome services. There are seven mittee recommended a series of emergency planning services, 18 steps to take before changing a serregional fire departments and six vice. Those steps include detailing economic development services. the cost to fund the service; fairly “This structure results in high determining the cost to the general ��� and ���������������������������������������������� administration costs arguably, administration budget; making pro� ������������������ some dysfunctionality,” reads the visions for staffing or contract costs; report. and submitting a business plan that ��� ���������������������������������������������� The committee��� believes the details the steps just mentioned � ��������������������� ������������������ demand for services will only along with confirmed sources of increase. Potential services revenue to sustain the service. ��� ��������������������� ��� new ������������������ This is my dog Jake. When I was eight years old I raised listed in the report include responsGary Wright, chair of the RDCK, money for my own puppy and he blended into our farm es to climate change, new parks, was pleased with the report because ��� ������������������ perfectly. He is a dedicated, faithful dog and has placed in waste water treatment, water sys- it gave clear answers to questions agility trails. He is a Parson Russell Terrier and is my little tems and transit. like should the regional district ������ partner! The report was also critical change the way it offers services. - Sarah Fear, age 12 of the way services are added or “We’re going to be open to deal������ Is your pet unique and interesting? changed. ing with requests for services as Send a photograph of your pet with a 30 word explanation “Too often, additions are made they come in and we’ll decide each of why your pet stands out from the rest to: EXPRESS to services with little or no consid- on on its own merits,” said Wright. eration to costs,” reads one section “The difference is we will try to be Community Newspaper, 554 Ward Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 1S9, or email us at express@expressnews.bc.ca. of the report. more critical and forward looking Those changes are eventually in trying to estimate the costs of Adopt a Pet! paid for through received grants running a service.”

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News Rural gov’t considers library buy in Page 4 August 12, 2009 EXPRESS

Surrounding rural areas start feasibility study into joining the Nelson Municipal Library by Chris Shepherd Currently, there are only 1.4 per cent of British Columbians who don’t have access to free library services. Thirty per cent of those people live in the RDCK and three rural directors are exploring whether they want to improve those statistics. The directors from Areas E (Rural area south of Nelson/ east end of the North Shore/ Harrop and Procter), H (the Slocan Valley) and F ( the North Shore) approved a $30,000 feasibility study into expanding services from the Nelson Municipal Library into their areas. Those electoral areas would contribute to the library’s operational costs and in return, residents in the rural areas surrounding Nelson would get free access to the library. This isn’t the first time rural directors have been asked to help fund Nelson’s library. An earlier referendum asked the rural areas to kick in for the library, but part of the deal was their money would replace cash from the City of Nelson, effectively keeping the library’s budget the same. Rural residents would get a free library card as part of the arrangment. Currently, an adult pays $45 for a year-long library membership.

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Laura Carter explores the Nelson Municipal Library collection. The surrounding rural areas are exploring the possibility of supporting the library in return for services.

This time around, the city would keep its funding at the same level and money from the rural areas would go towards improving service at the library and into the rural areas. Ramona Faust, director for Area E, is happy to hear the rural money would go into services this time and she’s eager to hear whether her constituents

want to take part in the Nelson Municipal Library service. Faust says she’s a firm believer in the benefits of a library. “I think that it opens up a whole other world to people in terms of research and reading for enjoyment.” Walter Popoff is one of the other directors who signed on for the feasibility study (the

third was Ron Mickel). Popoff’s constituency, the Slocan Valley, was part of a pilot project with the Nelson library which saw some library services brought to Winlaw. “I had some fairly good response from Winlaw residents and residents in the area who said they would like this to continue,” says Popoff. “I figured it

would be worthwhile to explore continuing it.” From the library’s perspective, rural participation would be a great benefit, says Mike Lazier, a member of the library board. If the rural areas were to start contributing, the library would be able to add staff and add to its collection.

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Opinions & Letters Setting the editor straight on composting

Editorial Murals in alleys are a great idea We encourage building owners and the city to get on board with Rotary Daybreak’s idea of creating murals in our alleyways (see story on page one). Murals in our alleys is a great idea, for several reasons. This idea would bring art to spaces that are currently neglected. It would beautify our community and reflect us as well. Fortunately, Rotary Daybreak is taking a slow, cautious approach, a wise move with an idea that is somewhat radical. Because the art would be in public view, it should go through a vetting process, not just by the owner of the building, but by the city’s Cultural Development Commission. This is public art and some guidelines need to be set, guidelines that wouldn’t be appropriate for galleries, but are appropriate for our public streets. We wouldn’t want young children seeing graphic images of bloody bodies, for example. We have to remember that this is art for us, not the tourists. If we like it, the tourists will like it as well. To make this public mural art continually exciting, we should set time limits on how long the art stays up. After an agreed amount of time, the mural should be painted over and a new mural put up in its place. The unveiling of mural art would be well suited to coincide with ArtWalk, an existing celebration of art in our community. We might even find ways to judge the art and provide the winners an award for their artwork. Another idea we suggest is there should be a space for graffiti artists to do their thing. There was once an art exhibit in Vancouver where the artist set up a large board in an alley and took pictures of it over a year. Every week, the artist went back to the board and painted over the collection of graffiti that was made. The result was the graffiti artists/vandals had a legitimate space to work. It might be worthwhile to find a space for graffiti artists as it might spare building owners from having to clean their buildings of unwanted graffiti.

Fish Heads & Flowers Fish Heads to people who turn a blind eye to “meter plugging”. Where do you think customers will park? – p-o’d parkist Flowers to my colleagues willing to take on a challenge, try something new and feel good while doing it. Yeah corporate challenge team. – the stroke in the boat Fish Heads to local businesses who claim to pay one wage until payday rolls around and the cheque tells a completely different story. You can’t change a wage you promised at an interview to a lower

one. Next time work on being more organised when you hire someone new. – Dissapointed low income employee Flowers to the kind and generous man who helped us take our large load of floor boards home 1 hour out of his way and he didn’t know us. – floored Fish Heads to the business that lets their employees smoke inside the shop. The smell almost knocked me over when I went inside, and was I was unpleasantly surprised to catch the receptionist smoking in the hallway. – grossed

Send us your Fish Heads and Flowers! All submissions to the Express Fish Heads and Flowers section will be considered provided that no one is identified in the text or signature, all signatures are anonymous, and the submission is both concise and written in good taste. We reserve the right to withhold publication of submissions if these standards are not satisfied. To submit your gift of Fish Heads or Flowers, you may send email to express@expressnews.bc.ca, drop off or mail to 554 Ward Street, Nelson, B.C., V1L 1S9, or fax to (250) 352-5075. We will not accept submissions over the telephone. The Express cannot guarantee that your submission will be printed due to space limitation.

Dear editor, Congratulations on your article about worms that eat some of Chris Shepherd’s garbage (“Worms eat my garbage,” Aug. 5). It was informative, interesting and certainly timely. The picture of a handful of worms is precious, as precious as worms are for our gardens. The only exception I take to the article is that it sounds like people who live in the country can’t have compost because of bears. I live in an area with lots of bears who try to beat me to the fruit on my trees. I have had a compost pile for years and have three on the go right now. It is usually located right beside the garden and even though bears have eaten not only some of my fruit, but also my carrots, I have had little trouble with bruins eating the compost. A good, properly

maintained compost pile does not smell, just as a good worm farm doesn’t smell. I couldn’t imagine gardening without it, just as I couldn’t imagine taking all those great free garden nutrients it changes the food scraps into to the dump. This space does not lend itself to advice on how to maintain a good compost pile – go to the library or to Google – but I would like to offer one suggestion for those who have bear trouble with their compost. Buy a bag of hot, ground red pepper (the bulk stuff that’s hot) and sprinkle it all over your compost pile. It’s a natural product and one bite will cure a bear for life. I have only had to do that three times in my 17 years here. Happy composting. Ann Alma Beasley

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Street Talk What did you take in college or university, and what do you do now?

Improve your government services An email inbox can be the recipient of more junk mail than a traditional mailbox, but one can also learn a lot by opening some emails. A recent email contained information about seniors in B.C. This year, there are approximately 588,100 of us. That’s 14 per cent of the total population. By 2031, it is expected that there will be 1,303,000 of us, or 23 per cent of the provincial head-count. We are the fastest growing seniors population in Canada, in part because the life expectancy in B.C. (age 79 for men, 83 for women) is the highest in Canada. The seniors’ growth rate over the last 10 years has been two per cent, almost double the growth rate of the province’s general population. Nearly 25 per cent of

Been Thinking About

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caregivers to seniors are themselves seniors. Burnout is a stated problem among this group, many of whom are primary caregiver to their grandchildren as well as to their own parents. Government programs provide the largest share of income for many seniors. Often half that income is used for shelter, food and transportation. But 60 per cent are able to maintain a private, single-

family, detached home. Seniors make up nine per cent of the province’s volunteer force, and contribute fully 18 per cent of the volunteer hours. One in five B.C. internet users is a senior, the highest percentage in Canada. Nelson has the fourth highest percentage of seniors among B.C. cities, behind Kelowna, Victoria, and Nanaimo. The level of services to seniors, which is inconsistent from community to community, is better here than in some other locations. For those who want to know more about available programs, I recommend two things. Get a copy of the Seniors Information Directory for the West Kootenays from the Provincial Government Office and call the Seniors Coordinating Society at 352-6008.

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.

I studied history, and now I am a contractor/ renovator. Gilles Beauvais Nelson

I am taking the Social Service Worker program at Selkirk right now, and I have a contract with LLBC, working with adults with disabilities. Susanne Boutilier Nelson

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Massive feedback for Glacier/Howser Axor to respond to over 1,000 submissions on IPP by Chris Shepherd The time for public feedback on the Glacier/Howser power project has ended and rough estimates show there were over a thousand submissions to the province, the majority of which were against the planned power station. Garry Alexander, project assessment director with the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO), says an exact count isn’t possible yet because there are still submissions trickling into his office. Some submissions from the public were sent to the wrong governmental offices, explained Alexander. “I’ve read most of them and I can tell you the vast majority were against the project,” said Alexander. Lee-Ann Unger, a member of the West Kootenay EcoSociety, was pleased with the number of submissions. “It just illustrates,

I’ve read most of them and I can tell you the vast majority were against the project.

Garry Alexander, project assessment director with the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office

without a shadow of a doubt, that people in our region and outside it are against Glacier/ Howser.” The submissions now go to Axor, the Quebecbased company behind Purcell Green Power Inc., which wants to build the power plant. The Glacier/Howser power project proposes

to divert water from Glacier and Howser Creeks to two hydroelectric facilities. The project would generate 99.5 megawatts of power. Part of the project includes a 92 kilometre transmission line through the mountains. Axor now has to go through the submissions and respond to the questions and issues raised. That response is then submitted to the EAO which either accepts the response or gives it back to Axor to do more work. If accepted, the report would be posted to the EAO website (www.eao. gov.bc.ca). Alexander said the EAO review Axor’s response to ensure it answers the public’s questions. Axor has until the end of August to respond to the concerns. Alexander said there is a chance the deadline to respond could be extended because public submissions are still coming in.

Art for advocacy CHRIS SHEPHERD

Beth Schwartz holds up one of the T-shirts that will be auctioned off as part of a fundraiser for The Advocacy Centre. The shirt, altered by Angelika Werth, is one of 18 that the shop Very Hush Hush has given to clothing and visual artists to embellish. Once complete, the T-shirts will be sold through a silent auction at Very Hush Hush, located in Herridge Lane near Hall Street. The silent auction runs from Monday, Aug. 17 to Friday, Aug. 21 when there will be a party from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the store. For more details, visit www.veryhushhushgallery.com.


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Peter Velisek Open Air Art Show

Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Upper Vallican Peter Velisek’s paintings have been described in many ways by others. He himself agrees with some, with most of them. His paintings change with the hours of the day, with the seasons, with his happiness and unhappiness, sentiment and exuberance. “Probably just like you, dear viewer, we all can find in our ice cream different flavours, however latent and hidden, if we give ourselves the time,” Velisek says of his work. This show, in a cool part of the day, will be held at Peter’s place at the end of Little Slocan South Road in Upper Vallican, with the jazz of Bert Peters and Paul Landsberg.

Rob Funk and Gemma Luna

Saturday, Aug. 15, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cottonwood Falls Market Rob Funk brings his comfortable, easy musical stylin’s to the Cottonwood Farmer’s Market Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.. Rob covers a plethora of musical genres that are sure to please the ear. Gemma Luna, a singer/songwriter and multiinstrumentalist living in the Kootenay region of British Columbia performs her musical magic from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Over the years she has honed her musical craft at festivals, clubs and cafes and has collaborated on projects ranging from folk, gypsy trance, hip hop, world fusion and electronica.

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Saturday, Aug. 15, 9 p.m. at the Balfour Beach Inn, 8406 Busk Rd., Balfour Heavy Shtetl plays a highly danceable mix of klezmer and traditional jazz. The group features Dmitro Woychuk on sax and clarinet, Anneke Rosch on trombone and trumpet, Catherine McGrath on accordion and mandolin and John Deeley on upright bass.

Bach’s Prelude and Fugue, Mozart’s Fantasie in F minor and Menlssohn’s Sonata No. 4 in B flat major. Tickets are $15, $12 for students, available at the church office at 602 Silica St., Monday to Thursday mornings. Phone 352-2822 for more information.

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Events at the library Explore investigative science with the Summer Reading Club

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nelson Municipal Library, 602 Stanley St. The Summer Reading Club presents a visit from Nelson author Vivien Bowers, who will explore her popular children’s non-fiction book Crime Science, through a fun and interactive introduction to the world of investigative and forensic science. Everyone is invited to help solve the crime. For more information contact Emma or Alison at 352-8283.

Wednesday, Aug. 19 and Thursday, Aug. 20, 2 p.m. at the stone quarry in Coraline: Teen movie night at the library Robert Kwan Gyro Park Friday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m. at the Nelson Municipal Library, The Nelson Youth on the pipe organ 602 Stanley St. Theatre, founded and Saturday, Aug. 15, 8 p.m. to Coraline is coming to Teen Movie Night at the directed by Jeff Forst, 10 p.m. at the Nelson United Nelson Municipal Library. Based on a book by Neil presents the world-famous, Gaiman, it’s the tale of a young girl who gets exactly Church, 602 Silica St. family-friendly fairy-tale what she wants and then some. Robert Kwan will features a cast of six 16This animated film has been described as very funny, highlight the Memorial year-olds. Watch as morentertaining and a wee bit scary! Pipe Organ of the Nelson tal humans interact with Teens (12 to 17) are invited to this free summer United Church in this centhe magic of fantastical movie night. With a PG rating, this movie night features tennial event. creatures – with hilarious prizes, refreshments and, of course, popcorn. Escape Kwan became the organ results. the heat and enjoy a night out with friends in the cool scholar at the Queen’s The venue is a BYOC lower floor of the library. Street George’s Chapel at (that means bring your Teens can also enter the library’s weekly draw by Windsor and is known for own chair or blanket), yet filling in a form telling staff about what they have been his many summers as the some are available if need reading this summer. Share a title of a great book or Capitol Theatre’s musical be. suggest one that the library should buy. Contact Joanne accompanist. Admission is by a $10 at the library for more info at jharris@nelson.ca. The Nelson pipe organs suggested donation, though ��� ���������������������������������������������� provided his early trainany amount is welcome. � piano ������������������ ing and his instrucThere is a 10 minute inter- Discover the history of the auction and raffle closes on tor was local teacher Anne mission in the abridged sternwheelers on Kootenay Thursday and supports the ��� ��������������������� Macdonald. two-hour play. Food and Lake, survey the historic Valhalla Summer School of Kwan will play Handel’s non-alcoholic beverages landings and routes on the Music. Concerto ��� in G������������������ major, Op. are welcome, yet every- Lake and explore the boats Items are donated by 4 No. 1, Denis Bedard’s thing packed in must be through photographs and artists, businesses and indiSuite pour orgue, J.S. packed out. rare old movies. The site viduals. These items are For further informa- ������ is available for viewing at a unique collection of art, tion about A Midsummer www.virtualmuseum.ca/ creations and services for Night’s Dream, and/or the Exhibitions/Kootenay or viewing, wearing, listening, upcoming Nelson Youth through the Touchstones reading or enjoying. Theatre plays, reach Forst Nelson website at touchThe Valhalla Fine Arts at www.forstmedia.ca, or stonesnelson.ca. Society is a local organizajeff@forstmedia.ca. Through the archives and tion that has been offering

collections of the various partner organizations and local collectors, the exhibition is full of images and information on the various aspects of the boats. On Saturday, Aug. 15, there Thursday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m. at will be a display of the ������������� �������������� the Silverton Memorial Hall, new exhibition on display ����������������������������������������������������������������� 203 Lake Ave., Silverton at Touchstones Nelson as ������������������ ��������������������� The Valhalla Community part of the Columbia Basin ��������������� ����������������������� ������������� Concert Series presents Culture Tour celebrations. ������������� violinist Maria van der For more information or �������������������� Sloot and pianist Susanne ������ to discuss this project email Ruberg-Gordon. Nicole@touchstonesnelson. ��������������������� These two – who both ca. ���������������������������� recently performed at the Canadian embassy in �������������������� Warsaw, Poland as part Kyla Hanna of the July 2009 Canada Wednesday, Aug. 19, 12 p.m. ���������� Day celebrations – will join to 2 p.m. at the Hall Street ������������������������������������ ������� together as a duo to per- Local Market, 305 Hall St. Kyla Hanna is a strong form works by Schubert, ������������������������������ ����������������������������� Szymanowski, Wieniawski, experienced singer/song����������������������� writer who has worked ���� Paganini and Bach. Admission is by dona- hard to independently for������������ ward her music career from tion. For more information, a young age. She has proven her talplease call 250-358-7151. �������������������� ents for lyric, melody and harmony in her debut album ���������� Launch of the Bell released in 2006. ������� She is now venturing Sternwheelers of into recording by building Kootenay Lake virher own studio. She plans to record her own music ����exhibition tual and help other musicians to Saturday, Aug. 15 at www. touchstonesnelson.ca and at record theirs. Touchstones Nelson, 502 Vernon St. Sternwheelers of Hands on for the Arts Kootenay Lake features Thursday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. to images and firsthand 5 p.m. at the Silverton Gallery, accounts of the stern- 408 4th St., Silverton wheelers that were once The Seventh Annual the lifeline for this area. Hands on for the Arts silent

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Classical music with Oksana Karpiv

Friday, Aug. 14 and and Friday, Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m. at the Bethel Christian Centre, 623 Gordon Rd. This is a concert of classical singing by Oksana Karpiv, soprano, a recent graduate of the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Karpiv emigrated from Ukraine to Nelson in 2005 and graduated from L.V. Rogers Secondary School in 2007. Her voice training began in Ukraine, nurtured in Nelson with Mathilde Klassen then in Victoria under the tutelage of Ingrid Atrott. Her program consists of songs and arias by such masters as Mozart, Strauss, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Schumann, Rossini, as well as contemporary artists like MacNutt, Bridge and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Karpiv will sing in seven languages. Her pianist will be Karen Livingston. Admission is by donation which will be put towards Karpiv’s trip to Ukraine this September where she will receive further training.


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

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.

Fri. Aug 14 Wed. August 12 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: Soniko brings his flutes, guitar and voice for a musical trip around Latin America.(noon-2pm).

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

Fri. Aug 14 RYLAN PLAYS GUITAR, fingerstyle, solo 6-9 p.m. at Max & Irma’s. JESSE DEE & JACQUIE B are back in Kaslo at The Bluebelle Bistro, 8pm to midnight! FILASTINE at SpiritBar, Hume Hotel

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MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE 80’s night with DJ Terrantino at Club Element in Castlegar www.clubelement.ca ZZPOT & THE RIPPIN’ RATTLERS Live at Finley’s Bar $10 at the door. BOCEPHUS KING And The Sacred Beasts at The Velvet Underground.

Sat. Aug. 15 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT or all request DJ at Finley’s 9:00 p.m. COTTONWOOD FALLS FARMERS MARKET: Rob Funk, a multi-genre musical presentation 10:30 a.m. -noon.Gemma Luna - hip-hop, electronica 12:30 -2 p.m. HEAVY SHTETL plays at the Balfour Beach Inn PHILTH KIDZ VS. BEATS WORKIN’ SpiritBar, Hume Hotel

Sun. Aug. 16 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.

Tues. Aug.18 SARAH McGLYNN & RICH Rabnett live at The Librar y Lounge, in the Hume Hotel. 6-10 p.m. 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

Tues. Aug.18 LISTEN TO THE SWEET Sounds of Nikko every Tuesday at Fusion, on Baker Street. 7-10 p.m Open Mic Night Finley’s 9:30 p.m. start.

Wed. Aug. 19 HALL ST. FARMERS MARKET: Kyla Hanna shares her wonderful music and voice noon - 2 p.m.

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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 thlobby.com 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

PUBLIC MEDITATION 12 - 1 p.m. All welcome. Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre 444 Baker St. www.nelsonbuddha.com

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.

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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.

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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

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RESUME WORKSHOP A guide to developing an effective resume. Call to register & more information. 250-352-6200 HANDS ON FOR THE ARTS silent auction. August 10 to 15, Silverton Gallery. VIVIEN BOWERS, explores her children’s non-fiction book “Crime Science”, from 2 - 3 p.m. at the Victoria St. entrance to Nelson Library

Thurs. Aug. 15 MINGLE-INC, COCKTAIL LOUNGE evening for women in business. Louie’s Lounge, 5pm to 7pm www.freshblend. ca 825.3421 SALSA, SWING & BALLROOM Dancing at Lakeside Park’s Labyrinth 7:30pm-9:30pm. $5 First Time Free! JOIN NDYC for a day of sports at lakeside park from 125pm. call 250.352.5656 for details.

Fri Aug. 14 THETA HEALING: learn Intuitive reading, Instantaneous healing and more. Contact Adam 250-352-9222 for details.Aug 14-16 TEEN MOVIE NIGHT at the Nelson Library. See Coraline for ages 12-17 years - FREE. FMI 352-6333

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COLUMBIA BASIN CULTURE TOUR Explore ar tists studios, museums, galleries. Free, self-guided tour. www. cbculturetour.com, 1-877505-7355 PETER VELISEK Open Air Art Show 3 to 8 pm, Upper Vallican.

Wed. Aug. 19 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM hosted by Nelson Youth Theatre at 2 p.m., Gyro Park

Thurs. Aug. 20 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM hosted by Nelson Youth Theatre at 2 p.m., Gyro Park

Art Showings NELSON ART WALK 2009 Ongoing until Sept 12 CASTLEGAR ART WALK , Ongoing until Aug 13th WATERCOLOR BY SANDRA IRVINE-Degroot at Dancing Bear Inn until Sept. 7th

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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. PUBLIC MEDITATION 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. All welcome. Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre, 444 Baker St. www.nelsonbuddha.com

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Simple solutions and prevents for swimmer’s ear Swimmer’s ear, aka otitis externa, is an infection of the outer ear canal. It is not usually a serious condition and generally affects older children and adults. It is usually, but not always, caused by excessive exposure to water such as swimming or showering often. Symptoms of swimmer’s ear include ear pain (especially when the lobes are tugged), itching, possible swelling in front of or below the ear, decrease in hearing and watery to yellowish discharge draining from the ear. Our ear canals naturally collect bacteria from our environment and swimming or living in moist environments can create an excellent breeding ground for bacteria or fungi to flourish. Bacteria can also become present in the ear from the water we swim in such as lakes and pools. Using cotton swabs or any foreign object to clean the ears can also increase the risk of infection by trapping bacteria in the ear canal. Children are prone to swimmer’s ear due

Exploring Health

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to their small ear canals which can trap water more easily. The following is an effective home remedy for swimmer’s ear: mix one part vinegar to one part rubbing alcohol and using a dropper put a few drops in the canal, let sit for a few minutes and then drain. The alcohol dries the moisture and the vinegar is antibacterial. If you don’t have rubbing alcohol, vinegar alone works well. Preventative measures include drying your ears thoroughly with a towel or hair dryer on low at least 12 inches away from the ear following swimming or showering.

The information used in the Exploring Health column is for education only. It is important to consult a health care provider about your specific health concerns. Shauna Robertson is a registered acupuncturist practicing at the Community First Health Coop. She enjoys treating a wide range of conditions including acute and chronic pain, women’s health issues and pediatrics. She can be reached at (250) 352-2167 or shauna@anhc.ca

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Acupuncture

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

Breathwork

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

Bodywork

Integrated Healing Touch, Biodynamic Craniosacral,Esalen® DeepTissue, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Bliss, Certified - Niko...... 551-2577 Rolf Structural Integration, www.gravitytherapy.com......352-6611

Chiropractic

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

Coaching

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

Colonics THE PURSUIT OF QUALITY LEISURE FOR A HEALTHY COMMUNITY Kayak and Canoe Paddling Lessons Come learn the basics of canoeing and kayaking Beginner/ Intermediate Aug 10-13 Intermediate + Aug 17-20 Bronze Cross Prerequisite: completion of Bronze Medallion by first class Aug 10-14 Red Cross Babysitters Course Learn the basics of caring for children and babies. Aug 19

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Sally Shamai, MEd, RCC, EMDR and more ...... 1-877-688-5565 Dienna Raye, MA., Counsellor and Life Coach............352-1220 Vic Neufeld, MA, RCC, (vicneuf@gmail.com)............ 229-5487 Gail Novack, MEd. Counselling, Grief & Loss .............505-3781

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Homeopathy

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

Hypnotherapy

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 RUBITIN Mobile/Studio, Deep T., Neuro, Sports .............352-6804

Nutritionists

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

Pharmacy

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

Pilates

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

Registered Massage Therapists

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

Reflexology

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

Shiatsu

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

Social Work

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

Spas

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

Yoga

Om Yoga 3067 Heddle Road 6-Mile, Nelson.............825-0011

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Cool down with home-made popsicles Chew On This

Tara Stark

Homemade popsicles are a great way to cool down on a hot summer day and they don’t have to be loaded with sugar to be delicious. Make popsicles from 100 per cent fruit juices with no added sugar or freeze your

favourite smoothie recipe into popsicles. Yogurt and milk-based smoothies freeze well, as do smoothies with blended nuts and seeds. Here are a couple of combinations to get you started at home. Blend

them smooth or leave them chunky; it’s up to you: • Pineapple juice, strawberries, banana •Yogurt, blueberries and a dash of maple syrup •Yogurt, pineapple juice, pineapple chunks and shredded coconut

For more information on this topic visit www.wholefoodsnutrition.ca 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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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, somatikatz@gmail.com First class free. OM YOGA STUDIO 5:30 - 7 p.m. After Work Yoga, Alison 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-825-0011, avannest@shaw.ca

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

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

Fr i d a y s SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 5:30 - 7 p.m. Invigorating Flow, Elissa 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. Deeply Restorative, Yasmin KOOTENAY AKIDO 4 - 5 p.m. Akido Fun, ages 4-6 5 -6 p.m. Kids Class, ages 7-12 6 - 7:45 p.m. Adult Class213C Baker St 250-352-3935

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

Su n d a y s 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 avannest@shaw.ca

Nuero-somatic therapy course

Starts Monday, Sept. 14, runs for nine months on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Michael Smith – doctor of traditional Chinese medicine, nutritionist and developer of neuro-somatic therapy, offers this eightmonth journey into the fundamentals of hands-on healing. This course will include the essentials of tissue reha-

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bilitation (massage), injury assessment and rehabilitation (physical therapy), dietary health and cleansing, as well as energy medicine and some indigenous practices for healing ourselves and others. the class is limited to 10 people. The course includes 90 hours of instruction, 90 hours of clinical practice and two weekend intensive. The cost is $900. Call 352-0459 to register.

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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 250-226-7751, susanw ilson@columbiawireless.ca or visit http://my.tupperware.ca/susanwilson LOCAL GARDENER INTERESTED in helping preserve local family heirloom seeds. Please email roustie@gmail.com for info! 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 5051812 rhythmics@telus.net 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.kics.bc.ca to sign up. ATTENTION RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVORS AND DAY SCHOOL STUDENTS! Confused about the Independent Assessment Process (IAP)? Is the Government not answering your questions? Not sure if you qualify? Need help? We’ve helped over 1700 survivors across Western Canada with their claims. Call now! 1-888-918-9336. Residential School Healing Society.

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 www.canscribe.com.

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM. Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member. $500$ LOAN SERVICE, by phone, no credit refused, quick and easy, payable over 6 or 12 installments. Toll Free: 1-877-776-1660.

THE NELSON ROWING Club is offering lessons. Cost is $150 for 8. Contact Cristina. 250-505-0891. DP AIR GOMETER exercise bike $95; Weiider weight bench and 270 lbs weights $295 250-359-2212 WANT TO LOSE weight and keep it off? Herbal Magic can help. Results guaranteed. Call to get our limited time offer. 25% OFF. 1-800-926-4363.

LOST CAT 400 Block West Innes St, female, med. hair brown mixed. Name Misty 354-4860 MISSING CAT! LONG-HAIRED black female cat. Lost by Evergreen store in Cresent Valley. June 505-2054

TWO LOCALLY MADE satin dresses, worn once each. one is white with spaghetti straps and a plunge back, full skirt (not poofy),$100. the other has a cream bodice, strapless, and a six color paneled skirt, $150. they were made for me and will fit someone of similar size: 5’1” 110lbs, chest 32”. they are languishing in my closet, TAKING OFFERS! jennie 354-7812 THE WIN STORE is having a store wide SALE ! $5 & $10 BAG SALE on all clothing, shoes and accessories. All other stock is 25% off!! Aug. 14, 15 & 16 Members only Aug. 13th. 721 Front St. Nelson POOL FOR SALE, 15’ x 4’ round, good condition, $45 229-4922 LUGGAGE CARRIER, GOOD condition, for car with gutters, $100 OBO 250-352-2434 2 ELECTRIC DOWN rigger, goof condition, $100, call after 5 o’clock. 352-5871 THREE INCH WATER pump, welding cable, electric water pump, 60’ 12/3 cable with lite, gas powered battery charger. phone 352-9986 DOLFYN WATER DISTILLER with all extras. Little used. Wanted: old 35mm cameras. Fred: fdr@netidea. com. 250.352-2129. F R E S H LY PICKED HUCKEBERRIES call 250-3552334 17.6 X 14.6 Tan/beige carpet only 2 years old excellent shape , includes underlay, cleaned recently, $150.00 551-0120 A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464.

Art Q U I LT I N G PA R T I E S / WORKSHOPS: BRIDAL showers, baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries, any occasion. Create a unique collaborative quilt with your friends and family. Contemporary and cocreated designs. Instruction available to small groups of all levels with professional quilt artist. Leah Weinstein 354-3597 www.leahweinstein.com PETER VELISEK PAINTINGS open air show august 15, 16 - 3pm to 8pm, Upper Vallican, B.C.

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TWIN MATTRESS & box spring plus frame. Top of line, spotless condition. $125 352-3014 NEW 42” WHITE ceiling fan $20.00, EARTH MATTERS IS looking white student desk $5.00, Minolta for volunteers. Contact Cristina camera $20.00 250-825-9926 COMPLETE SET OF National at 250-352-6011 ext 17 or 39 CLUE CARDS: unused codes, Geographic Magazine 1978 to 1998. earthmatters@nelsoncares.ca brand-new. 3 for 1$ or best offer. Call SOLID WOOD,WHITE SLEIGH style 359-7610 PART-TIME CONTRACT ARCHIVIST Jaeden @ 250-352-2987 crib, mattress incl, $150 obo 250- 3/4 ROLL AWAY cot w/mattress and Required at Touchstones Nelson. XBOX360 20 GAMES 2gh guitars 352-6501 Older fridge, works fine. Riondel. Application deadline August 14. rockband drums 2 controllers mic and CHILD CARRIER BACKPACK 225-3464 Visit www.touchstonesnelson.ca for keypad $400 O.B.O 250-551-1544 wanted with sun/rain hood. 250-226- SMALL ANTIQUE LOOM $50, 3 details. Darshan 0087 handmade, 100 year old Russian FULL TIME BABYSITTER, days, for WEBER CHARCOAL GRILL, used child’s jackets, all for $50 359-7756 16 month girl, start Sept., prefer your twice, new $129, asking $60.00. call home. call Melissa 229-5385 PLEASANT YOUNG MAN desires 250.354.4476 free rural lot near water to build shelOSPREY COMMUNITY THERMAREST NEW-$75, APPLE AIRPORT EXTREME wire- ter. James 250-352-9876 FOUNDATION SEEKS a part-time PNEUMATIC socket set 3/8-15/16 less internet - for your MAC or PC Executive Director Are you looking new -$25,soy,tofu,rice&almond milk computer. $115 call 250-352-1806 to make a difference in the commu- maker-$200 phone 250-354-7954 HC-S (HOME COMPUTING nity? Do you have strong leadership, Solutions) Offering reliable and administrative, financial and market- 9” BERKEL MEAT slicer. Model LAZY-BOY COUCH AND chair+1/2. competitively priced PC Support Chocolate brown, micro fiber, teflon ing skills? For details on this position, 1600. $300. 352-9986 & Computer skills training. From see www.ospreycommunityfounda- AIR CONDITIONER $100, microcoated. Pd $2000 asking $950. 250Hardware to Network we come to 505-3913. tion.ca. Deadline for applications: wave $20, queen size black velvet you’No Solution NO FEE’ Tel#250August 31st. Anticipated start date: bedspread $50, kitchen table $40, ANTIQUE OAK DROP leaf table, 505-4940 E-mail hc-s@live.ca October 1st. Osprey Community 229-4415 turned legs, brown stain, good conFoundation ñ Improving the quality of EXERCISE MACHINES, IRON horse dition but needs refinishing. 352life for Nelson & area residents and bicycle, $20. 1/2 and 1 liter plas1220 REMOVE YOUR RECORD: A tic containers with lids. 355-2269 2 WOOD-FRAMED ARMCHAIRS CRIMINAL Record can follow you ORIGINAL X-BOX + 30 games DONA POSTPARTUM DOULA w/blue striped seat-cushions in great for life. Only PARDON SERVICES $130. Antique chairs $75/each. Training workshop, October 23-26/09. condition. Newer fabric, spotless & CANADA has 20 years experience. Bookshelves $75. Indian Table $75. Early bird rate before Aug.31. Gina cute. $100 both. 250-354-1453 Guaranteeing record removal. Call: 1- 352-2842 (250)352-5895 www.dona.org MOVING/MUSTSELL TWO 7FT tall/ 8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366). BLUE HIDE-A-BED COUCH, newly 1.5ft deep dark solid wood cabinets www.RemoveYourRecord.com. upholstered $300. Men’s RH golf closing glass doors asking $200/ clubs, bag, pullcart, $200. 352-1157, each 250.352.7081. CHEAP PHONE RECONNECT. Forget 229-5221 DINING ROOM TABLE. Asian the rest, go with the best! Low rates, DOUBLE FIBERGLASS LAUNDRY REMOVING 500SQFT OF carpet will tub $50. Kenmore upright vacuum convenient features, long distance & Beech wood. 8 chairs. Excellent condition. 250-352-3933 deliver to reduce landfill impact 250- $25. Double traverse curtain rod $25. internet. Quick connections! Phone 551-0909 Factory Reconnect 1-877-336-2274; ALL WOODEN DINING room suite 359-7163 with 4 chairs, kitchen hutch,queen www.phonefactory.ca. FALL BLOOMING CROCUS bulbs XBOX 360 PREMIUM edition. 1 conbed, 2 mntn. bikes. 250 352-9150 (saffron), mauve colour, 25-50 cents, troller + any 10 games from my masdepending on size. 352-6762 ROCKING LOVE SEAT Couch. No sive collection. $300 firm. stains.Nice, velor, brown and ��� cream���������������������������������������������� ONE WOOD FRAMED window One ENDLESS ADVENTURE $100.00 355-2656 aluminium 63x57 approx Both for $60 � ������������������ CELEBRATING 4th BDay. BBQ, MAYTAG DRYER FORSALE, excel��� ���������������������������������������������� call 250-693-5636 DJs, door prizes, fashion show. lant condition $40.00 250-359-7481 LOST: OUR DAUGHTER’S wellKayaks starting at $479. 1-877� ������������������ ��� ��������������������� loved baby doll (Caroll) on a walk TWO GUITARS; ONE Washburn and FUN-8181 between Lion’s Park and Walmart. one Yamaha solid spruce tops 352ABORITE TABLE CREAM colour 6779 825-9411 BEAR SAFETY WORKSHOP, Aug with 4 padded chairs in blue pattern. ��� ��������������������� ��� ������������������ ORBIT STATIONARY EXERCISE 26, 4-6pm, North Shore Hall, $10 or $100.00 obo 250 229-4650 FOUND: IPOD NANO near the Alpine cycle, $199.00. Cardiosport Heart by donation. 359-7036 to reserve. Motel. To identify please call 250��� ������������������ Rate Monitor Watch, $59.00. Both 352-3433. CAREERS IN TRADES free workexcellent condition. 250-825-4111. shop on opportunities in the Trades. LOST:KODAK 2G CAMERA memory ������BEAUTIFUL CEDARSTRIP CANOE. August 11th Register & info: 250- B A L F O U R card, possibly @ Gyro July 20th or H A L L’ S 18ft handmade canoe for sale. Ideal 352-6200 later. Extreme sentimental value. SELLWHATYAWANTA sale, Sat. for lake & touring. 450$ Call 250������ NELSON OUTDOOR MARKETS Reward offered. Please call 505 8271 Aug. 29, 9am- 2pm. No early birds 352-0768 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Live music, if found. please. Info 229-5265 STILL EAGLE STORAGE CLEARfresh produce, artisan wares. LOST: FEMALE SIBERIAN Husky 2 OUT: blinds, high end cabinets, Wednesdays: Hall Street Market STILL EAGLE STORAGE CLEARyears old. Lost in Slocan City or area. shelves, attic ladder, display units, OUT: blinds, high end cabinets, at Rec Complex, Saturdays: One brown eye, one white eye, very desks, office equipment/dividers, shelves, attic ladder, display units, Cottonwood Outdoor Market at friendly. 250-35-0036 David much etcetera-ness. Be at 557 Ward ��� ���������������������������������������������� Cottonwood Falls Park. Vendors: 354- desks, office equipment/dividers, LOST WATCH, AUG 4th, 7pm Veiw st. Tuesdays 10 am - 10:30 am only much etcetera-ness. Be at 557 Ward � ������������������ 1909, nelsonoutdoormkts@gmail. From LVR past Hospital. Sentimental. FULL SET DOGWOOD china, Tuesdays 10 am - 10:30 am only. com $400 Reward. 352-1705 antique dressers & oak chairs, older ��� AUGUST ��������������������� 15, 8:30 AM to Noon, FOUND- PRESCRIPTION PAUL Nordic track. Offers. 250 229 4540 Frank Glasses on Victoria Street. Call assorted renovation materials, holFRIDGIDARE HEAVY DUTY dryer, �������������� 250-352-7228 to claim and solid core interior doors, ��� low ������������������ ������������������������ 77kwh, 27”w 36”h 24”D, Great conilluminated sign box, countertop, FOUND NEAR HARROP July 24 white dition! $175.00 Contact Jen/Josh ��������������������������������������� ������������������������������������� dingy call 250 229 2193 to identify retail shelves/racks, and more! 521 250-352-6948 ������������������������������������������ Vernon Street. FOUND, NORTH SHORE 16 Mile, TRUMPET - BACH TR300. Excellent ��������������������������������������� black ����������������� unneutered male cat, friendly, for band student. $325. Call 352MOVING SALE, HUCHET ������ ������������������������������������ call 551-1053. ���������������������������������� 1794. Workshop, Contractor-Machinist������������������ ����������������������������������� LOST: PRESCRIPTION Assorted tools & supplies. AUG 8th ����������������� SUNGLASSES in Guess hard case, HEAVY DUTY ELECTRIC cement ������������������������������������ ��������������� mixer. $ 200 firm Tel. 227-9289 9am-5pm. Follow signs from Gray �������������������������������������� ������������������ grey and back, behind NDCU. Call Creek Store. ����������������������������� SEAWARD NAVIGATOR KAYAK, ������������� 403-505-5272. ������������������������������������ ��������������� 16’ comes with paddle. 352-3400 MOVING SALE! AUG 15/16 8am�������������������������������������� MISSING: FROM LATIMER St., 2pm, Sun 9am-noon. 5604 Wapple ������������� ������������������������������� “Spooky”, big, beautiful, short haired WASHER & DRYER $400.00 porta���������������������� ������������������������ Rd, Across from Taghum Trading Co. potti $75.00. 250-229-4544 cat, neutered male. 250-352-3264 ARE YOU ON EI or have been in the last 3 years? Would you like to learn web design online from home? Check out: www.ibde.ca.

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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 All contractors working under the Forests for Tomorrow Program must be BC SAFE certified. For more information please contact: Joanne Leesing True Blue Ventures, Kaslo Phone: (250)353-2164 Email: joanneleesing@netidea.com Tender packages will be sent by email to interested contractors.

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NINTENDO WII WITH two controllers, nunchuck and wii sports, 200$ obo, call 1250-359-2957

LOST: SAXAPHONE, 3 months ago, no questions asked, contact 250777-0344

HYDRAULIC OIL, 15L Esso Univis N 15. Paid $90 for 20L pail. You pay $40. 354-3993

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EXPAND YOUR AUDIENCE. Community Classifieds reach over 2.5 million BC&Yukon readers each week. Contact ads@bccommunitynews.com or 1-866-669-9222 SAWMILLS FROM ONLY $3,495.00 - Convert your LOGS TO VALUABLE LUMBER with your own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log skidders also available. www.norwoodsawmills. ca/400t - FREE Information: 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. PARK MODEL FOR SALE. Woodland Park, 2 bedroom, 530 Square feet, Fully furnished, all appliances. Highest quality Park Model you can buy. New price $81,000 - sacrifice for $58,650. Call Nick 1-306-861-9834 or email nick.c@accesscomm.ca. GLASSES, HAND-BLOWN HEAVY Wine and Drinking glasses South American/Mexican Style and small tub. 226-7880 LOOKING TO BUY 8”-12” moldboard plow. and small disk harrows sleeve hitch or cat 3pt 357-2729 WANTED: I’M A new weaver looking for a Loom and accessories! Contact Dani 250-551-3347 DONATIONS OF (ALL gauges of) chain & necklaces for art project. 505-2945 Qadesh BABYFOOD JARS NEEDED by Cathy, Nelson Community Services Centre 352-3504 / ncsc_ cathy@netidea.com. Can pick up. WANTED: EFFICIENT DEEP FREEZE in good condition. 250352-3635 WANTED: 4-LITRE ICE cream pails. Bob 352-6317 or 359-7759 WANTED: 30” STOVE in good working condition. Can pick up. 226-7062 FAST CA$H FOR YOUR SCRAP GOLD! Top Prices Paid. BBB accredited member. Satisfaction guaranteed. Call 1-877-446-5357 or visit: cashforgoldcanada.com to order your free kit.


Classifieds Music & Dance 1923 CHICKERING PIANO. Needs a good home. You pick up. FREE. Call Tony. 352-0885. HEAVY. CD & DVD DUPLICATION, direct to disc printing and graphic design located in Nelson: www.shortyburns. com 352-BURN(2876) M-AUDIO FAST TRACK Pro: USB sound card. $250 new. Asking $80. 250-551-2481 or paulrendall@yahoo.ca PIANO MASON & RISCH, good condition, c/w bench, lamp and sheet music. $950 OBO (250)5055583 TRUMPET - BACH TR300. Excellent for band student. $325. Call 352-1794.

Personals 60’S & 70’S clothing, material and accessories for sale. Great for Shambhala. Phone: 352-4628 to view DATING SERVICE. LONG-TERM/ SHORT-TERM Relationships, FREE CALLS. 1-877-297-9883. Exchange voice messages, voice mailboxes.1888-534-6984. Live adult casual conversations-1on1, 1-866-311-9640, Meet on chat-lines. Local Single Ladies.1877-804-5381(18+) ARE YOU GETTING THE RESULTS YOU need? Community Classifieds get noticed and get results! Reach up to 11 million readers across Canada. Contact us for a no obligation quote today! ads@bccommunitynews.com or 1-866-669-9222. www.bccommunitynews.com.

Pets & Livestock 6 WEEK OLD Buff Brahma heritage feather footed chickens available. beautiful birds, good hardy layers. 250-357-9426

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Pets & Livestock Sports Equipment JACK RUSSEL PUPPY. male. obedience trained, champion bloodlines, friend of family, rare white, $500. 250357-9905 FOR SALE: 6 three month old red rock pullets, $60 250-359-0192 FREE KITTENS TO good home! 226-6963 SALTWATER FISH/REEF ENTHUSIASTS: meet others in the area for sharing info/supplies. Email: saltyfish@shaw.ca, 250-304-3535

Services MAN WITH TRUCK demo, cleanup, new construction, concrete, decks, good rates Call Mike 250-352-2889 or 250-354-7378 ORCA TRUCK FOR HIRE. Will do dump runs, moving, etc. Patrick 5050612. 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 505-1141 LOREN MAZEREEUW FINE WOODWORKING MAZWOODWORKING.COM (250) 509-1106 Custom: Stairs, Mantels, Cabinetry, Built-ins RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE REMOVAL, North Shore, South Slocan, Balfour. $14 monthly plus $1/bag (20lbs) 250-505-1153

Sports Equipment FIND YOUR BLISS. 12` fiberglass sailboat, jib and mainsails. Good condition, $1100. Free lesson. 250366-4222. NORCO BIGFOOT MOUNTAIN Bike. Bomber shocks, awesome riding bike. $1100 new asking $450 o.b.o 250-825-4256

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 THULE SWINGARM BIKE racks x2. 2 years old, great condition. retail $500. asking $300. call 359-8037 2008 SPECIALIZED P1 for sale, excellent condition mavic wheel hayes stroker trail brake. clocke@shaw.ca (250)825-4181 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

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THE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT Resource Centre has over 80 keen and eager youth (aged 15-30) seeking casual odd jobs! If you have work you need done around the house, yard, business or garden give the YERC team a call at 250-352-5656 for more info! LOOK LOOK THE biggest new little pressure wash company in the kootenays. We wash trucks, cars, equipment, buildings. r.v’s. We come to you we wash em off. 250-357-9635 JUNK TO THE DUMP weedwacking and hedges CALL ME NOW 250-3523871 I’LL DO IT BUILDER AND LANDSCAPER for hire. Decks, fences, patios, hedges, pruning and general household repairs . 250-505-2090

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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 1986 HONDA CIVIC Hatchback - Decent. $1500 call 250-3592919 1992 NISSAN 240SX 140 000 KM 5-speed, leather, roof, white, beautiful $6500 joelguay@yahoo. ca 705-476-0476 2004 MAZDA 3GS, 2.3L, 100 000km, manual/auto, colour grey, excellent condition, 8900$ Call Philippe 250-505-4390 1997 FORD TAURUS Wagon, fully loaded. BC. inspected, no rust, serviced. $2450 o.b.o. 3598147 seafahre@yahoo.com DIESEL - 1982 Audi, 4door, 5speed, 82000mi, no rust, requires provincial inspection, $ 400.00 or trade. (250)352-5010 1984 PONTIAC FIREBIRD. 230km 6 cyl no rust, runs like a dream. $3,900 obo steals her 250-354-7191 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 2000 VW BEETLE TD.I Like new condition, excellent on fuel! $9500 250-226-6963 1996 JEEP GRAND Cherokee, 6 cylinder, 4wd, well maintained, trailer hitch, roof rack, MP3, $2500. 250-825-4698

1993 HONDA CIVIC, hatch back, newer engine, runs great, good gas mileage, $2200 obo. 250509-0887 NEED A VEHICLE? Need cash? Up to $6000. cash back! Guaranteed approvals! Over 400 vehicles to choose from. Call Will or Ashley today! 1-888-289-8935. GOOD CREDIT, BAD Credit. When the Bank says NO! We say YES! Apply on line: www.flagautofinance.ca. Free credit card with every approved auto loan. 1-888583-0718.

Boats SAILBOAT 23’, SLEEPS 4, fully camperised, catch the wind, great for lake $6900obo. 250229-4939 CLIPPER TRIPPER CANOE. 17.5 ft.long. Fore and aft seats. Very stable. Great condition. NECKY LOOKSHA II touring kayak. Excellent condition. Carbon/Kevlar. Includes cover, paddle float, pump. $3900. 250352-6399 17’ CLIPPER CANOE yellow, $575.00 250-359-7481

Drivers Wanted WANTED TRUCK DRIVERS with CLASS 1 & 3 with Air in Fort Nelson, BC. Fax resume with current driverÕs abstract, along with any tickets (ie H2S) to 250-774-6248 or email gdcornishtruc kingltd@northwestel.net.

RVs READY TO GO 1990 Prowler 5th wheel 19ft. Easy pull, comfort, compact $6,000 obo 250-3521781 16’ 1972 TRIPLE-E CAMPER TRAILER. Fridge, stove, furnace, bathroom. Sleeps 4 - 6. Does need some work. $500 obo 250354-0115 MUST SELL!! 2003 Honda 400EX Sport ATV, 2 wheel drive, very clean, $3000, 250-229-2315 HBXRIVAL 4WD RC car, slightly used, good racer, buggy style, batteries, Transmitter, receiver, $105 jdnelsonrc@gmail.com 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

Sleds/Bikes MOTORCYCLE BOOTS, REDWINGS mens 7/8 new call 354-5362 2006 HONDA CRF250R $5900 & 2002 xr50r $1100, dirt bikes. Very low miles, many extras. 250-352-3526

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1997 VW GOLF, 2dr, 5spd, sun roof, alarm, pioneer deck, many recent repairs, $3500 250-3522762

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Trucks/SUVs/Vans COLLECTIBLE 1973 CHEV pickup, dependable, runs great, $999 OBO. 355-2354 2007 SUZUKI SX4 awd, great fuel economy, 43000kms, 7yr warranty, incredible price, $17,500 250-352-7675 91’ TOYOTA 4RUNNER. V6, 5 Speed. 255kms. Good condition.$3000 call for more info (778)990-7037 1992 MAZDA B2200, 5-spd trans, runs well. 4 winter tires. Parts? Any reasonable offer. 250226-7967. LF DOOR FOR 89-95 toyota 4runner for sale. complete with glass. $20. 354-4146 1992 DODGE FULL window van 3/4 ton $995.00 250-354-4782 2003 SUBARU FORESTER blue. 166,000 k. Complete maintenance, new winter tires, head gasket. $11,000 365-8323 2000 TOYOTA SIENNA CE Only 179,000 km Good condition,fully loaded, seats 7. Asking $6,500.00 250-226-7519 1991 NISSAN SAFARI RHD 50,000 Kms. For pics and details check www.kijiji.ca 250-2267650 ‘97 TOYOTA TACOMA ext.cab. 259000km automatic. 4x4 blue/ grey w/ canopy $8000.obo 3529755 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 89 TOYOTA 4X4, lots of new parts, needs engine, Body and frame in good shape. 250-5090558 sk9M000064

1975 F-250 CAMPER Special, 0.30 over 460, Rebuilt C6 tranny, Dana 60 Locker, 250-505-8333 1987 F250 XLT Lariat. 2Wd. auto. dual fuel.well maintained. $750 firm. canopy available. 250399-4861

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GEO METRO 1.0L engine 12000kms since rebuild. runs perfect ready to go. $900. 250505-3881 GEO METRO STD transmission recent syncro and bearing replacement works good $250. 250-354-4515 or beartech@telus. net 12’/07 CARGO TRAILER, $4900. 14” flat deck tandem axel $1000. 551-1564 LIGHTS: HALO EAGLEEYES $299USD new, fits 94-02 Dodge Ram, Will trade for stock lights 226-7055 CANOPY FOR SALE, fiberglass, green. fits older 80s Toyota or Ford Ranger. $100 825-0168 evenings.

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3 BEDROOM GRANITE POINTE VILLA. 3 bathrooms, hardwood floors. Deluxe accomodation! N/S N/P $1500/month + utilities. Rentals@NelsonRealty.ca 250-3522100 1 BDR BASEMENT SUITE : 6 minutes to downtown, private entrance, internet, NS, NP, Sep.1st $785. 250352-9562 yilian95@hotmail.com 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. LOWER FAIRVIEW 2.5 bedroom apartment in older home gentle people NS/NP 352-6779 FURNISHED 2BEDROOM BASEMENT suite for rent from Oct 1st. Internet, W/D. $ 1050/month ph250-352-0382 1 BEDROOM HOUSE in Harrop. Private, large yard. N/S N/P $825/month + utilities. Rentals@NelsonRealty.ca 250-352-2100 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT on Trevor Street. Clean, deck, great view. $900/month + utilities. N/S N/P Rentals@NelsonRealty.ca 250-3522100 1 BEDROOM SUITE in Nasookin (3 mile). Completely renovated & immaculate. Gas fireplace. Mature tenant preferred. $950/month includes utilities. Rentals@NelsonRealty.ca 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 800SQ FT.TWO BEDROOM apt.on Baker St.Plus 700Sq Ft. sunny deck and a studio.$1100/mon Call 2505054925 FURNISHED STUDENT ROOM for rent, 5min from Selkirk College Rosemont Campus. Female, NS. $500/month 352-3365 3 BEDROOM ROSEMONT Condo. 1 1/2 baths. Washer/Dryer. NS/NP, Family prefered. $1100.00 + Utilities. Available Sept 1. 250.354.0207 CHARMING, BRIGHT 2.5 BDR House: Uphill, near Lions Park. Available Sept.1-Apr.30. $1300/month (plus utilities). 250-352-1170 FURNISHED HOUSE FOR rent Dec2009-Apr2010. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, sound proof office. $2000/month includes utilities, phone/internet. 250352-5284. 2 BDRM HOUSE on 1/2 acre in Tagum, 5 min. to town, $850/month, plus utilities. 551-1564 2 BDRM NEWER home for rent, private treed setting, 10 minutes from Nelson,$925/mo NS/NP Call: 3592946 BEAUTIFUL SPACIOUS MID-UPHILL house, 4B/4B, large lot, September 1, $1500 + utilities, families preferred, NS/NP, uphillhouserental@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 SMALL CABIN ON acerage, 10 min. from nelson, off grid, $400/mth, 3540160

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 250-354-1900

Real Estate 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 UPHILL NELSON- 2 homes, mortgage helper rental, beautiful newer 3 bedroom, 2 bath, garden fruit trees, perennials, fireplace, skylights, bright, cheery, wood floors, 2nd house has 1.5 bedrooms, 3rd “in-law’ suite potential, great investment,$439,000, Jane 226-7968 2.35 ACRES IN beautiful, peaceful Harrop.Private, flat, treed, 5 minute walk to ferry & bus. $220,000 250551-3017 CHARMING HERITAGE HOME for sale in lower uphill w/gardens, fruit trees & deluxe studio-cabin w/rental income. Ideal central location, quiet & just 3min walk downtown. Original hardwood floors & high ceilings, wood stove, & other stylish improvements. 3Bdrm, 1bath, full bsmt, parking & studio w/ 1/2bath. See i.d.# 196240. 250-352-0768 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

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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

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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 mccrea@bcwireless.com or 1-250396-4688.

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Rentals CLEAN, MODERN, 1 bedroom garden suite. Private. Suits 1 quiet person. Washer/dryer. No pets/smoking. $650 + utilities. 352-6399. BEAUTIFUL CO-SHARE IN Blewett with single mom, 9yo and 16yo. Micro-hydro, gardens, views. Jacquie 352-0974

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

Rentals - Commercial DESIRABLE OFFICE SPACE for rent. Various sizes and prices. Available immediately.Front Street Emporium. 601 Front Street. Call 250-304-2885 for more information. LARGE HERITAGE THERAPY SUITE DOWNTOWN. Incl: Util., Parking, 2 Closets, Priv. Wait. Rm. + Facilities. $598/mo. 352-5757.

Rentals Wanted RESPONSIBLE, PROFESSIONAL, QUIET individual with a calm dog and two cats seeking house/suite in or within 20mins of Nelson. Lee-Ann 250.226.7829 PLACE WITH STUDIO/WORKSHOP room needed for handy man entrepreneur will pay dd + $1500 monthly (250)226-7350 SEMI-RETIRED NURSE, 62, nonsmoker, no pets, seeking small quiet apartment/cottage with trees under $800. References. 250-472-7582 LOOKING FOR A 2bdrm house from Ymir to QueensBay for Sept-1st or Oct-1st. Under $1000 250-357-0111 LOCAL WOMAN REQUIRES affordable rental. Reliable income, rent guaranteed, tidy, responsible, respectful. Linda 250-304-5976 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

Shared Accom. FURNISHED BEDROOM WITH private bathroom in large shared house, available for clean responsible person, 250-352-1693 ROOMS AVAILABLE IN lower Fairview home for gentle people with past shared accommodation experience 352-6779 ONE BEDROOM, PRIVATE bathroom, laundry in shared house. Prefer student, eight month lease. 352-2051 3 BEDROOM SUITE to share in Beasely . $935 + utilities. 4x4 required in winter. 250-551-4605. ROOMER DESIRED. BUS on doorstep, 5min. Nelson,45min. Castlegar. Animal lovers, call Trish 355-2340 FULLY FURNISHED ROOM available September 1st. The $450 rent includes all utilities. Call Ann @ 3529589

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

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COUNTRY LIVING & CONVENIENCE

Renovated 3 bed. 2 bath. comfortable country family home. Sitting on just over 1/2 acre, awesome views, solid wood cabinets, newer roof, tile floors, 4 pce. ensuite and only minutes to town!

$369,000

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CREEKSIDE PROPERTY

3 bedroom, 2 bath. manufactured home on almost 1/2 acre just outside city boundary. Home has a shed roof, covered deck, and sits in a park-likesetting, partially landscaped and treed.

$174,900

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NATURE CALLS

CHALET HOME & ACREAGE

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

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

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HOMES & GARDENS

When painting your home, go with the best quality you can afford We’ve just taken possession of our new home and would like to re-paint some of the walls. With so many types and sheens of paints what should we use? There are basically two main types of paint on the market today. Based on what type of thinners and binders are used they are water-based (latex) and oilbased (alkyd). Oil based were popular choices in the past for areas of high moisture such as kitchens and bathrooms, and for exterior applications. However,

VOCs can be a strong irri- flat, matte, eggshell, satin, sodium phosphate (TSP), unsure if the walls are latex tant to some people and and velvet. Higher-sheen especially if someone has or alkyd based your local add to air pollution so try paints are gloss or semi- smoked in the house or if paint store may carry an to pick a paint with low gloss, which are generally there is grease on the walls. inexpensive test kit. VOC or no VOC. a more durable and wash- Remember to wear rubber You have probably figThe different sheens able type of paint. These gloves and eye protection. ured out by now that recan be confusing when are an excellent choice for If you are painting over a painting requires a considselecting the paint for your high moisture and traffic textured ceiling, vacuuming erable amount of work, so ��� ���������������������������������������������� ��� ������������������������������������������������ project, especially when areas. may be your only cleaning do yourself a favour and � ������������������ Bill Lynch, Paul Muntak the term used for differThe most important option, as sandpaper and purchase the best qual� ������������������ & Dale Olinyk ent sheens varies by manu- task when re-painting your water will take the texture ity of paint that you can ��� ��������������������� facturer. Low-sheen paints home preparation. Start off the ceiling. afford. When you purchase ��� is��������������������� they are now less widely will have little or no sheen by fixing any imperfections Contrary to popular the paint for your project, used since latex paints ��� are������������������ and are often used on ceil- and���then sand the walls to belief, you can paint over talk to the people in the ������������������ now comparable for use in ings and walls. They are ensure the smoothest finish alkyd paint with latex paint store and let them know these locations and, gener- also used to hide or mask (use a 120 grit sandpaper or as long as the surface is what you are doing, they ally speaking, produce less minor imperfections. Some finer on drywall repairs). cleaned and then painted are the greatest source of ������ volatile organic compounds of the names low-sheen After sanding, wash with a super adherent ������ information and ideas for (VOCs) as the paint dries. paints can be called are: the walls down with tri- acrylic primer. If you are your project.

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SUMMER SANCTUARY $389,000

A most affordable waterfront retreat on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. This is a great investment for your future. This impeccable 2 bedroom getaway has several updates. Enjoy a large 10 x 40 covered deck with possibility to expand, sun deck with great lake views. Great value!

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