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New legal challange for Kutenai Ldg

INSIDE Housing needed Nelson Committee on Homelessness lays bare the cost of homelessness. PAGE 3

Citizens’ group asks B.C. Supreme Court for review of waterfront development bylaw amendment by Chris Shepherd

amendment. Councillors waived that public hearing because it would only have had to address the amendment to the construction schedule, not on the whether the development should go ahead in the first place. There was a heated debate in the community when Kutenai Landing was first approved back in 2008. David Aaron, lawyer for the Nelson Citizen Empowerment Society (NCES), says council can only waive a public hearing if the bylaw is consistent with the Official Community Plan. That document, updated by the city last year, outlines the nature of neighbourhoods throughout Nelson and is meant to guide council’s decisions on development. “NCES asserts that this rezoning bylaw is inconsistent with the Official Community Plan. In documents filed with the B.C. Supreme Court, the society also asserts the city needs to adopt a waterfront master plan before moving ahead with development. They also claim the city adopted the rezoning bylaw without having complied with the environmental protection provisions of the Official Community Plan.

Council’s decision to extend the deadlines for the construction of Kutenai Landing has prompted a group of residents to revive their legal challenge of the waterfront development. The Nelson Citizen Empowerment Society requested Interior Health ��������������� a judicial review of the City of Authority moves ahead ������������������ with hospital Nelson’s decision to extend the project. construction deadline for Kutenai ��������������� PAGE 2 Landing. The request was filed with ������������� the B.C. Supreme Court last week. Speaking for the society, Anthony Hill said the injunction includes the ������������������������ society’s earlier complaints (filed �������������������������������������� in June 2008) and adds concerns ���������������� around a recent amendment to the rezoning bylaw that extended the developer’s construction deadline. “We feel that, once again, the city has acted in a way where they CHRIS SHEPHERD �������������������� RCMP recover haven’t consulted what the people body of man from the ���������� in Nelson want.” West Arm of Kootenay Hill says the city hasn’t followed Lucas Myers brought in all manner of props for his production Hello Baby II:������� The Lake. �������������������������������� all the steps they need to regarding Baby Strikes Back including googlie eyes, a motorbike and remote controlled cars. PAGE 4 the August bylaw amendment. �������������������������������������� At their Monday, Aug. 24 meeting, councillors gave the Kutenai ���� Landing developers a two-year on their construction Please proof for accuracy then phone, fax or email with any changes orextension an approval. schedule. The extension required a bylaw amendment��� because the Phone: 250.354.3910 • Fax: ������������������������������������������ Minor injuries after pair250.352.5075 hit by car • Email: development agreement, which Condos go on sale ������������������ The Express is not responsible forlost anycontrol errorson after theStreet clientand has signed outlinesoff. the schedule, �was included Front by Chris Shepherd struck a light pole. Nelson Fire with the bylaw by mistake. Suites in the Kutenai Landing ��� ��������������������� When Linda Tynan, director condos went up for sale last weekTwo pedestrians were taken and Rescue services had to use to hospital for minor injuries the jaws of life to remove the of corporate services for the city, end. ��� ������ ������������������ in after they were hit by a car last pinned driver and one passenger explained the situation���to council New Future Building Group � centre �������� was thrown 13 metres from the August, she said the extension was opened the doors of its sales week. not an unusual request from the On Friday, Oct. 2, at 1 p.m. vehicle. The driver received a on Lakeside Drive on Saturday, ��� ������ the Nelson Police Department 24-hour driving prohibition and developer, New Future Building Oct. 3 received a report of the accident was charged with driving with- Group. What was unusual was There developer hosted VIP������ ������� the fact the development agree- registrants for three hours���in the out due care. at Baker and Stanley street. ��� ���������������������������������������������� A 17-year-old male from ment was included in the bylaw. morning and then opened the Fortunately the driver was � ������������������ moving slowly and the two peo- Castlegar had his driver’s licence If it weren’t for the administrative doors to their show room building suspended for 12 hours after mistake, staff could have recom- on Lakeside Drive to the public. ple were not seriously injured. ��� ��������������������� The driver was charged with he ran a red light on Saturday, mended council approve the new Pricing has not yet been finalOct. 3. construction schedule and left the ized, but tentative prices released failing to yield to a pedestrian. On Sunday, Oct. 4, a 19-year- bylaw alone. ��� ������������������ That+ was one of several vehiby New Future were $199,900 for Because the bylaw did have to a studio unit; $249,900 for a onecle related incidents the police old female received a 24-hour prohibition after police received be amended, council would have bedroom; and $299,900 for a tworesponded to last week. On Saturday, Oct. 3 a vehicle several calls of an erratic driver. had to hold a public hearing on the bedroom unit. Creator of new arts ������ and heritage festival ������������� hopes to create a new ������������� reason to visit Nelson. PAGE 7 ���������������

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October 7, 2009

Briefly Second Annual Pumpkin Auction

Saturday, Oct. 10, 12 p.m. at the Cottonwood Falls Market Bring the family down for this free and fun event where local farmer Brandon O’Donald takes the stage to auction off pumpkins of every size and shape and grown by market vendors. The auction gets going at 12 p.m., but the market starts at 9:30 a.m.

Co-op promise: A Talk with Nicole Chaland

Thursday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m. at the Best Western Baker Street Inn, 153 Baker St. Each October, National Co-op Week is an occasion for co-operators across the country to celebrate the achievements of the coop sector, and to spread the word about the power of cooperation. This week provides a perfect opportunity for local co-ops and credit unions to collaborate on activities that promote the co-op way of doing business. The Upper Columbia Co-op Council and the Columbia Basin Trust present an evening with Victoria-based community development expert Nicole Chaland. Chaland will speak on The Theory,

Principles and Promise of a Cooperative Economy, and will use a combination of lecture, images, participation and discussion to engage attendees in reimagining their economic future. For more information, email or visit

Lapointe will focus her discussion on entering the world of the child: the importance of play. Those interested can call 352-6786 for more information and to register.

Workshops for parents and professionals

Stepping Stones A detail from the plans for Kootenay Lake Hospital’s renovated first floor. Emergency Shelter is looking about for winter gear for community members who do not have enough warm clothes and blankets. The cold weather is here, and Stepping Stones is starting their third annual blanket, sleeping bag, Health authority calls for tenders for Kootenay Lake Hospital project and winter gear drive. In the past years, the by Chris Shepherd of the expansion includes square feet). warm clothes and blankets room for a $1.5 milThe health authordonated by this commuRenovations to lion CT scanner, a proj- ity predicts workload for nity have literally saved Kootenay Lake Hospital ect the Kootenay Lake the emergency departpeoples lives, say organiz- are closer to reality now Hospital Foundation has ment will increase to ers from Stepping Stones. that the Interior Health been raising money for moer than 19,000 patient When the shelter is full Authority has called for since the renovation was visits per year by 2028, past capacity, they have tenders for the renova- announced in April 2008. up from 13,000 patient been able to provide a tion project. The emergency depart- visits now. warm sleeping bag and a The health authority ment at Kootenay Lake The IHA plans to ���������������������������������������������� toque to help a homeless will spend $13.8 million Hospital will triple in size award the contract in ������������������ person get through the to renovate the first floor from 291 square metres the next five weeks and night. and expand the emer- (3,132 square feet) to hopes construction will ��������������������� We’ve also been able gency department. Part 924 square metres (9,946 begin soon after that. to provide backpacks ������������������ and warm socks to those who want to get home for Christmas. “It’s surprising how ������ many people are travelling through the area and get stuck for lack of basic travel clothes for our mountain winter,” says Mike McGaw, front line supervisor at Stepping Stones. “We support hun���������������� dreds of local Kootenay ������������������ people, and when we can, CHRIS SHEPHERD we like to be able to help ��������������� a ������������� traveller get where they are going as well.” As summer ends the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation caught up with the nine RDCK direcBlankets, sleeping bags, tors who have become a cornerstone for the regional CT scanner campaign. Working for ������������������ back packs, toques, socks constituents from Nakusp to Creston the directors have already contributed $72,000. The City of and gloves can be dropped ������������� Nelson has added their own cornerstone contribution by donating the land and services for the off at 567 Ward St. Look foundation’s major house construction project. The foundation has raised $387,000 to date. for the sign for Stepping Shown left to right are: John Kettle, Ramona Faust, Greg Lawrence alternate for Ron Mickel, Stones in between Still Larry Banks, Garry Jackman, Walter Popoff, Donna MacDonald alternate for John Dooley, Paul Eagle and the Fisherman’s Peterson and Ron Toyota. Hans Cunningham was not available. Market, or call 352-9876.

Thursday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside Resort and Convention Centre, 701 Lakeside Dr. The West Kootenay Early Years conference committee is offering three educational workshops. Parents, grandparents, and professionals who work with children and families are invited to attend and learn ways to interact with children that bring out the best in everyone. ��� Local attachment expert Myrna Martin will offer a� day regarding understanding children’s behaviour��� and supporting emotional regulation. Steve Heynen,��� an art therapist and child and youth mental health counsellor in the Slocan Valley will present information about understanding and addressing different forms of aggression in children. Dr. Vanessa

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homes, country cottages, studios, or guest cabins. One of their first Ecozys will be on site for viewing, RECREATIONAL ICE HOCKEY as well as information on Saturday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. a variety of other designs. to 4 p.m. at 1012 Slocan St., 6-8 Years Tuesday 3:00pm-3:50pm “It is one thing to hear ���� Slocan and read about a new local 9-10 Years Tuesday 3:55pm-4:45pm A new valley busi- business – it is another to 11-12 Years Friday 3:45pm-4:45pm ness comes up with a be able to step into one cozy response to current of the first little homes 13-16 Years Friday 4:50pm-5:50pm housing, ecological, envi- and actually see, touch ronmental and economic and walk around in it,” DROP IN OR REGISTERED RATES concerns. says business co-owner AVAILABLE. Ecozy Microhomes Ltd. Stephan Martineau. “This is designing and building is a valley business, and Check for up to small comfortable homes, we want local residents to fully finished and ready get a hands-on impression date arena programs and schedules. to be brought to any loca- of what we are up to. Please proof for accuracy then phone, fax or email with any changes or an approval. tion. For more info conThey have a wide varitact Ecozy at 355-2206 or ������������������������������������� Phone: 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352.5075 • ety Email: of uses, including first email THE PURSUIT OF QUALITY LEISURE FOR A HEALTHY COMMUNITY


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Fine Threads Clothing sale and CT scanner fundraiser

Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Nelson Municipal Library meeting room Alison Graeme, designer and owner of Fine Threads Clothing, is holding her second annual show and sale and 10 per cent of all sales will be donated to the CT scanner fundraiser. Fine Threads Clothing

are easy care, machine wash and dry and range from casual to dressy, from XS to XXL. This year’s show will feature several new fibres, including soft organic cotton and comfy bamboo French terry tops, bonded faux chinchilla fur coats and vests and hand dyed silk/ rayon scarves. The garments are made in Canada to Graeme’s own specifications and embroidered in her home studio. For a sneak preview visit Call Graeme at 352-2252 for more information.


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‘Homelessness too expensive to ignore’

City looks to increase livable space in Nelson

Nelson Committee on Homelessness applauds city’s move to create more housing

City council is looking to make it easier to add more housing to Nelson by allowing smaller properties to build secondary suites. Councillors gave the Land Use Regulation Bylaw amendment its first and second reading at their Monday, Sept. 14 meeting. Council has to hold a public hearing for the amendment and a date that will be set at an upcoming meeting. The amendment would allow duplexes or secondary suites on all properties larger than 278 square metres (3,000 square feet). As the bylaw reads right now, duplexes and secondary suites are allowed on properties larger than 463 square metres (5,000 square feet). Councillor Kim Charlesworth welcomed the change but said she wanted to see an outline of what staff are trying to achieve with the amendment. Dave Wahn, senior

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Employers can’t hire people because the workers can’t find a place to live. Celeste Le Duigou, Nelson Committee on Homelessness

Council’s move to create more housing in existing Nelson homes is step in the right direction, but the Nelson Committee on Homelessness says the city has to do more to encourage secondary suites. Council had their first look at amending their Land Use Regulation Bylaw last month (see CITY on this page) and Celeste Le Duigou, community coordinator for the Nelson Committee on Homelessness, says the changes will help both homeowners and people who need housing. “I just hope a lot of people choose to go for secondary suites,” says Le Duigou. Nelson has a 0.8 per cent vacancy rate, a statistic Le Duigou says is far below what’s healthy

for the city’s housing market. Le Duigou says that not only makes it difficult for people to find housing, it makes it difficult for employers. “It [the lack of housing] impacts the economy. Employers can’t hire people because the workers can’t find a place to live.” In fact, Le Duigou knows of people with jobs who have to live in the woods surrounding Nelson. That fact is more a sign of what the housing market is like in Nelson than any comment on wages paid in Nelson, Le Duigou says. When people don’t have secure housing, they’re less likely to be able to hold down a job. (For more on the cost of homelessness, see Le Duigou’s commentary on page 5). Le Duigou says the city’s move to increase

densification in Nelson will help the city’s housing problem but she would like to see more done to encourage homeowners to add a secondary suite. As the bylaw amendment reads now, duplexes and secondary suites would pay yearly water, sewer and garbage fees and Le Duigou says that could drive the rental prices higher than they need to be. She suggests the city look at changing utility fees to better reflect usage, perhaps basing water fees on the number of residents over 18 years old (to avoid burdening families). There will be a workshop for homeowners that want to know more about building a secondary suite on Thursday, Oct. 15. See below for more information.

by Chris Shepherd

planner for the city, said the proposed amendment was meant to bring the city’s rules around secondary suites and duplexes in line with the Official Community Plan update of 2008. In his report to council, Wahn wrote that his office has had a number of questions about how people could add a secondary suite or duplex to their property. Wahn even had one person ready to submit an application once council approved the amendment. Wahn said roughly 483 properties in Nelson would be able to take advantage of the the change. Councillors had concerns around parking, lot coverage and setbacks. The amendment would only allow for secondary suites or duplexes within an existing home, so setbacks and sight lines would be preserved. The proposed amendment would require one off-street parking stall for each secondary suite.

Events for Homelessness Action Week Thanksgiving dinner at Our Daily Bread

Monday Oct. 12, 5 p.m. at 812 Stanley St. Politicians, community leaders and the business community are all invited to share a meal and microphone with diners. Organizers are asking their guests to identify their solutions to homelessness in two minutes, which they will record, publish, and choose one to act upon in the upcoming year.

Speak up to create more rentals in Nelson

Tuesday Oct. 13, 6 p.m. at council chambers, 310 Ward St. Nelson city council is inviting public input to the proposed changes to the bylaw for installing a secondary suite in a residence. Currently the home must be on a lot of 4,984 square feet to install a secondary suite and the change would reduce this to 2,992 square feet, making the majority of homes in Nelson eligible. The Nelson Committee on Homelessness is supporting this change and invites all citizens of Nelson to join them, as it will help more homeowners create apartments to rent.

Film and community forum

Wednesday Oct. 14, 7 p.m. at the TNT Playhouse, at the corner of Ward and Carbonate streets This is a free screening of Love and Fearlessness by Andrew Ainsley, about the fight of Victoria’s homeless community to sleep outside without being arrested. The film will be followed by a community forum featuring Mayor John Dooley, Randy Thiessen, Mental Health and Addictions team leader at Interior Health, and Klee Hunter, manager of Stepping Stones Emergency Shelter and Ward St. Place, and others (TBA).

Secondary suite workshop

Thursday Oct. 15, 7 p.m. at the Hume Hotel, 422 Vernon St. This is for people interested in converting extra space in their house into a rental suite, getting money to make their suite wheelchair accessible or upgrading their existing affordable unit. Find out about how the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation and proposed new City of Nelson policies can help

you to do it. The panel also includes: Dave Wahn, senior city planner on how to make it legal, Bill Lynch of Lynch Home Inspections on how to build it right, and Nelson Credit Union on how to finance it.

Stand demonstration against poverty

Friday, Oct. 16, 12 p.m. at city hall, 310 Ward St. In recognition of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the theme for this year’s observance is “Human Rights and Dignity of People Living in Poverty”. There will be speakers and information on how people can take action. Organised by the Advocacy Centre. For more information call 352-5777.

Buskers raising money for food

Various times during the week in downtown Nelson Watch out for buskers playing to raise money for Nelson’s Food Cupboard and Our Daily Bread, two organisations that provide food for homeless and low-income people. The goal is to raise at least $500 during the week.




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News Man drowns in W. Arm

October 7, 2009

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RCMP recover body after jet ski accident sends man and woman into the water � ������������������ by Chris Shepherd taken to Kootenay Lake Hospital for ��������������� ��� ��������������������� treatment. Police have not released ������������������ The Nelson RCMP recovered the her name. body a Nelson man who drowned ��������������� ��� of������������������ Witnesses say the accident hapin a weekend accident on the West pened after Geist made a hard ������������� Arm of Kootenay Lake. turn that threw both riders into the On Monday, Sept. 28, a RCMP water. ���������������������� ������stopped the man dive team recovered the body of Strong winds ��������������������������� Randy Geist, 41, of Nelson. and woman from returning to the jet Geist went missing after a jet ski ski and a rescuer swam out to help accident on the lake on Saturday, them. The rescuer got the woman Sept. 26. A woman with Geist at the back to shore but could not find time of the accident was rescued and Geist.

Nelson Search and Rescue helped police look for Geist but the search was called off as darkness fell. Later on Sunday, search and rescue volunteers reported they had found the missing man in roughly 40 feet of water. Police say Geist was not wearing a life jacket and believe that alcohol was a factor in the incident. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call them at 352-2156.

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finally been found. So that Act Now Seniors Park negative hopefully has been ������������������������������ stand along the waterfront settled. Been ������������������ pathway. When����������������������� the purAnd while we were out ������������� Thinking About of town when the official chase and installation of this equipment ������������ was first opening occurred, we have announced, there were used the equipment sev�������������������� some who wondered if eral times now, and find it we would get our money’s to be very useful for gen���������� worth. eral conditioning. A workI admit I was somewhat out that includes all of the ������� sceptical about the project. apparatus builds strength George Millar It was the topic of lively and conditioning to all sigconversation, with debate nificant body areas. I’m not ���� focused on whether or not a big fan of the few stations ������������������������������ seniors would want to exer- workout location. whose function is to provide While it is obvious that cise in such a public mana massage, but the rest are ����������������������� Please proof for accuracy then phone, fax or email with any changes or an approval. ner. At least one senior sug- the resolution of the skate- great. gested that the kids need a board park issue is long It is a very public locaPhone: 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352.5075 •������������ Email: skateboard park more than overdue, it looks like an tion, but that is one of its The Express is not responsible for any errors after client hasacceptable signed off.location has selling points. It is available �������������������� seniors need the a waterfront

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without charge seven days a week. There are times when the wait for the use of some stations is longer than a few minutes, but that’s not the norm. Because each person sets their own limits of speed and endurance, no-one should feel embarrassed about performing at their own fitness level. Inclement weather such as is occurring as I write this will of course disrupt a participant’s regular regime from time to time. But the positives of a free, outdoor location far outweigh the negatives. City council, you did a good thing.

George Millar is a long-time resident of the West Kootenay.

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Raising a child is never I work for Kootenay easy. Raising a child with Kids and we are currently a disability is harder still. working on making our ������ Raising a child that requires building accessible to those ������ a wheelchair, in Nelson, in wheelchairs. Isabelle Herzig that’s almost impossible. It is a long and involved ��������������������������� (with her daughter, Fawn) ���������������� Have you ever wondered process, one that is ongowhat it would be like to be ing, but one that will be �������������� in a wheelchair in Nelson or worth every dollar and ���������������������������������������������������������������� down Baker Street I noticed hard to negotiate, handi- every struggle. I urge all the Kootenays in general? ���������������������������������������������������������������� The mountains that we all three people getting around cap push buttons that don’t business owners and orga���������������������������������������������������������������� love make for streets that in wheelchairs; two of which work, doorways that trap nizations to look at what ��������������������������������������������������������������� Please proof for accuracy then phone, fax orare email with any changes an approval. children being moved people in wheelchairs and they can do to make their ����������������������������������������������������������������� notoriously steep, paths orwere ������������������������������������������������������������� that• are paved and around by their parents or an almost complete lack of areas more accessible. Phone: 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352.5075 Email: ���������������������� wheelchair accessible areas I also urge all of us, as cusplaces that are really hard caregivers. The Express is not responsible for any errors after the client ������������������������������������ As I off. stopped to watch, in our town, both in and out tomers and clients, to let to access if you are in has a signed ���������������������������������������������� wheelchair. We can’t flatten I noticed struggles getting of stores and offices. them know that we want ������������������������������ In a place that prides our communities to be the streets but we can ask in and out of stores, strug����������������� �������������������������������������������� gles getting around streets, itself on being open, on known for equal access to local businesses and organi������������������� ������������������������ struggles going about daily being inclusive, shouldn’t all, including those parents zations to make their build������������������ ������������������� ���������������������������� normal activities. The children and adults living living with the extra chalings and storefronts more ��������������� ������������������������ more I watched, the more with physical disabilities be lenge of raising a child with accessible to everyone. ������������� � ���������� ��������������������� The other day as I drove I noticed ramps that were included in that? a physical disability. ����������������� ���������������� Isabelle Herzig is the regional coordinator for Community Action Programs for Children (CAPC) and works �������������� �������������� ������������������ with the Kootenay Kids Society. To contact Isabelle to submit a Joke of the Day on behalf of a child, or to tell ���������������������������� her what’s on your family’s mind, email or phone 352-6678 ext 226. �������������

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space to share. In support of this goal, a series of workshops around topics like Around the Kootenays in October financial management, asset buildIf any women have considered ing, estate planning and communi������������������������������ co-operative housing, this project cation skills will be provided. could be for them. A series of town hall meetings ����������������������� Habondia’s Community WISH have been scheduled in the next Project, (WISH being ������������ the acro- few weeks throughout the region nym for Women In Sustainable Salmo: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m. Housing), was recently �������������������� awarded to 3 p.m. at the Salmo Community funding from Status of Women ����������Services Centre Canada. The project goals are to Nelson: Friday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. assist women who have left abusive ������� to 9 p.m. at the Nelson Seniors relationships find safe and afford- Centre, 717, Vernon St. able long-term housing with other New Denver: Sunday, Oct. 18, 1 women who have land ���� or extra p.m. to 3 p.m. at the New Denver

Knox Hall Kaslo: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Kaslo Family Centre Slocan Valley: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Slocan Youth Centre; Thursday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Slocan Park Hall; Crawford Bay: Friday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Crawford Bay Hall. Castlegar: Saturday, Oct. 24, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Castlegar Library For more information, inquiries are welcome at 352-6688.

Opinions & Letters Editorial Take action on homelessness The coming week marks Homelessness Action Week and there are many events planned that will give people a better grasp of the problem in our community and what we can do about it. We encourage everyone to make the most of the events planned, the stories in this week’s paper and those that will appear in our next one. Nobody likes homelessness. It’s a problem that taxes our medical and criminal systems and any strain we can remove off both of those valuable institutions is a good one. There isn’t one solution for homelessness. No matter what answers we find, there’ll still be situations that don’t fit into the box. That said, we have to keep trying. Having a home is one of the basic needs of all people. It’s just as important as eating. Celeste Le Duigou can give many good reasons to house people though one of the most basic ones is housing allows people to be productive members of our society. It’s hard to think about work or volunteering when you don’t know where you’re going to sleep. People have various reasons for being homeless. Some people can’t find a home because there are few places to rent that suit their needs. Some people don’t make enough money to afford housing in Nelson’s competitive market. Others may have mental health challenges that make it difficult to find a home. Whose responsibility is it to find a solution? Our city is taking steps that move Nelson into the right direction. Their bylaw to allow secondary suites and duplexes in existing homes in Nelson will create homes without affecting our city’s much coveted views. But a city has few resources to tackle a problem as large as housing. We need greater involvement from the provincial and federal governments to find answers. Our governments should look to other provinces and countries to see how they have tackled the problem. There are successes to emulate and failures to avoid. We should study as many of them as possible to find the ideal solution for our community.

Fish Heads & Flowers Flowers to the person who mowed our lawn while we were at work. – Lovin’ our lawn Fish Heads to people that put unprotected bags of trash containing food next to downtown dumpsters. When your trash draws racoons, skunks and dogs and gets torn apart, businesses also get stuck cleaning up your mess. Tag your bags and put them on residential streets on garbage day for pick up. – Disgusted downtown Flowers to the lady who waves at all the

cars on the North Shore every morning when out for her morning walk. It is a great way to start my day to see your smile and big waves to all. – Happy Commuter Fish Heads to the guy in the car parked who when I asked you to turn off your car, because you were idling in the heat of the summer, you chose to swear at me. – Cheesed passerby Flowers to the marmot lover who put up the signs. – Another marmot lover

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, 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.


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Fixing homelessness is cheaper than ignoring it

Celeste Le Duigou is the community coordinator for the Nelson Committee on Homelessness. These are stories about real people: • A student at Selkirk college with a seven-year-old child lives in her car for four months. She hopes a degree will help her family find stability. Stress and fear build up. November comes before she finds a place to live. Her debts go up, her marks go down and she ends up dropping out. • A family with a toddler attending preschool live in an abandoned bus on an acreage just outside of town. They have no running water, sanitation, or electricity. Sometimes the girl shivers at night and wakes up her mom. Winter is coming… Right now the real estate market is not creating housing for people who are poor and the crisis in affordability is creeping up the wage scale to include people with part time and even full time jobs. One in five homeless people staying at Stepping Stones Emergency Shelter has a job. Guess how many homeless people camping in the woods around Nelson are working? The root cause of homelessness is poverty, and other factors in Nelson exacerbate the problem. High rents,

wages and income assistance that are not keeping pace with inflation, a vacancy rate of 0.8 per cent, no dedicated student housing, and shifting demographics so that even though the population has not risen in the last 10 years there are fewer people living in each house. Gordon Laird, author of the 2001 study “Homelessness in a Growth Economy: Canada’s 21st Century Paradox” found that in B.C., it is $22,000 to $28,000 cheaper per year to house somebody than have them live on the streets. Laird found Canada could save $4 billion a year if it invested $2 billion a year in a housing strategy that included affordable housing, higher welfare rates, rental supplements, and municipalities changed zoning bylaws to create more units in existing homes. This is why municipalities, provinces, communities and business groups across the country are supporting a “housing first” approach, which moves homeless people into permanent housing as soon as possible with economic, social and health supports so they can stay housed. Physical health,

mental health, income, addictions, and education typically improve rapidly for individuals once they have the stability of housing in place. It is clear that Nelson cannot be alone trying to provide solutions to homelessness. It is a regional problem and all communities in the Kootenays have a stake in creating housing with supports for our vulnerable citizens, affordable homes for families, young people leaving home and a place for students to live. The municipality is doing some things right. They’re changing bylaws to increase density and lobbying for funding to reopen the Selkirk student residence. We can build on this by joining other B.C. communities asking our provincial and federal governments to support a national affordable housing strategy whose mandate is to end homelessness, because it can be done. What can you do as an individual? Come out to our free events during Homelessness Action Week for more on how to be part of the solution. (See details on page 3)

Community response to Raven’s death Dear editor, I would like to respond to the articles and letter published in the Express recently regarding Raven, the Nelson resident who tragically fell to her death in Trail (Sept. 23 “Nelson woman falls to her death”). There are times when language cannot encompass the sorrow that we collectively feel and have expressed for failing to help someone who is suffering so obviously and who also somehow appears to fall outside the mandates and/ or the mission statements of institutions such as the Interior Health Authority or Kootenay Lake Hospital. Having worked within different levels within the healthcare system, I wonder if the public are aware that staff employed by IHA are not permitted to break patient/client confidentiality except in critical situations of a threat of harm to self or others. Without this protection, the privacy of

every client/patient helped by the IHA would be at risk. When human rights to privacy conflict with the medical ethic of providing care, people living with mental illness often do not get the help it appears they are in need of. This was particularly glaring when Raven lay outside the hospital in Nelson. I wonder what might have been different had Raven been able to turn to family or friends to ask for help. Mental illness steals the ability to ask for help from many of us. It often robs us of the discerning awareness to even recognize what we need help for. There are many layers of intention and protection that are meant to help those who cannot help themselves due to the effects of mental illness. When these protections and proactive policies fail, I believe it means something needs to change. Bryhre Kimberley Cormack,

Dear editor, I was saddened to read the article regarding the death of a human being from our community (Sept. 23 “Nelson woman falls to her death”). Working within a life skills program providing coaching and counselling, I experience daily the struggles of people with mental health issues. How soon we forget that we are all in this circle of life together and that we need to protect, care for and take responsibility for one another. The mind is an amazing place with many streams and valleys, colourful and fluid; not black and white, horizontal and stagnant. Stop using the “they”, “them” and the “people like them” language and start using fellow human being. Educate yourself,

especially those of us who work in health of any kind. Wounds of the mind are not visible like a broken leg or a cut finger needing a Band-Aid, but are deep within our souls requiring healing of the human spirit. Learning more from the people I work with then from the five years of post-secondary education I have. Sitting here writing this, aware that if anything should happen in this life to my beloved son, that I would never walk upon the same path as I walk upon today. Knowing this will you now judge me, ignore me, dislike me, hurt me or understand me. Zoé Langlois, Nelson

Public surveillance for Ward Street bus stop is a great idea Dear editor, I read with interest your article about the bus stop at the corner of Ward Street and Baker Street (Oct. 7 “Police want surveillance camera on Ward Street). Although I wasn’t approached, as suggested in your article, by the Nelson police, I too am in full support of a surveillance camera being installed at this site.

My shop, Silverfern Framing, is directly opposite the bus stop and during the day I witness fights, abuse of young ladies and other ladies working the beat, so to speak. I understand from others that after the sun goes down things are worse. So, if those civil liberationists who deplore such oversight and

are against the cameras can suggest a better way other than a fulltime police officer at the bus stop to protect the innocent citizens who want to travel on buses, then come forth rather than just passing critical condemnation of the actions of those who are working for our city. Ian Middleton, Nelson

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WORLD FOOD DAY Fundraiser for the Nelson Food Cupboard. 6 p.m. Nelson United Church, 602 Silica Avenue. For information, contact Laura Gareau at 354-1633 or ‘STAYIN’ ALIVE COMEDY Revue, with Richard Rowberry, Jane Sinclair, and Taylor Lewis, October 15th to 17th and 22nd to 24th. See Oct 15th for details.

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, HERBALISM and Stone Age Skills classes! Ongoing program. Children, teen, adult classes. 357-2822. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Noon meeting at The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. THE NELSON SCRABBLE CLUB meets Saturday at 1 p.m. For further info. Please call 250-505-5583 NELSON CHESS CLUB every Saturday morning, all welcome. Seniors Hall, 777 Vernon St.

Art Showings PAINTINGS OF EXPLORATION and Discovery Acrylic Paintings by Marilyn McCombe, until Nov. 15th Dancing Bear Inn POWERS THAT BE: New Works by K.Bullaro until October 16 at OURGLASS Studio & Gallery ROW: REFLECTIONS ON WATER, Touchstones Gallery, until November 22.

Thurs. Oct. 8 Trillbass @ SpiritBar, Hume Hotel.

Fri. Oct. 9


JUDE DAVISON sings acoustic covers and originals, Max & Irmas 6 - 9 pm. Rob G @ SpiritBar, Hume Hotel JENNA SCHELL SINGS at the Dock ‘N Duck, Balfour 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. BEATS WORKING, Dexter and Mr. Smith & guests 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The Royal on Baker St ROBB G is on his current Shufflebanger Tour at Spiritbar with DJ Express.

Sat. Oct. 10 SALSA NIGHTS ARE BACK at Finley’s! It’s time to learn how to Salsa dance. One hour of instruction and then dance. COTTONWOOD FALLS FARMERS Market. SMALLTOWN DJS 10 p.m. SpiritBar

Sun. Oct. 11 NIKKO PLAYS EVENINGS at Nelson’s live jazz venue, The Library Lounge, located in the historic Hume Hotel. SARAH McGLYNN & RICH Rabnett live at Redfish Restaurant. Evenings. INDUSTRY NIGHT PUNK ROCK, Bingo, Karaoke At Finley’s 9 p.m.

Mon. Oct. 12 BLUES JAM at the Royal on Baker 7 - 11 p.m. SARAH MCGLYNN & RICH RABNETT live at The Library Lounge, Hume Hotel. 6-10.

Tues. Oct. 13 REGGAE MIX MONDAYS Hosted by DJ T.H.C. starting at 8 p.m. at the Royal on Baker. ALL AGES OPEN MIC at the CocoaNut Lounge. 6-10pm Hosted by Rob Funk 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. Oct. 14 GUITAR PHENOM, John Stowell - In CONCERT At Studio 80 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7, Corner of Tenth & Elwyn. 10 St. Campus.

Fri. Oct. 16

PUBLIC MEDITATION 12 - 1 p.m. All welcome. Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre 444 Baker St. SAHAJ MARG group meditation please phone: Eleanor 352-3366 or Sarah 354- 9496 SHOTOKAN KARATE 5-7p.m. St. Joseph’s school gym 523 Mill Street. NELSON TABLE TENNIS CLUB. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Blewett Elementary School when school is in session. 352-9547 or 352-5739 BAHA’I COMMUNITY of Nelson. Please join us for an introduction to Baha’i Faith. 7 p.m. 354-0944


JUDE DAVISON sings acoustic covers and originals, Max & Irmas 6 - 9 pm. SOUND VIBES MUSIC Festival, Spiritbar.


Wednesdays NEED INEXPENSIVE BIRTH CONTROL? Options for Sexual Health drop-in clinic. 333 Victoria St. 5:30-8 p.m. PROBLEM WITH EATING and weight? OA suppor t group 5 - 6 p.m., Nelson Hospital cafeteria (basement). No dues or fees. 250-352-7717 or 1-800-611-5788. 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 250-359-7036 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Harrop Hall, Harrop 5:30 p.m. DOES SOMEONE’S DRINKING TROUBLE YOU? Al-Anon meeting noon The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. NUTRIENT-RICH COOKING classes every Wed/Sun. Many topics to choose from. Contact Lorraine at or 250-352-3860. GLACIER HARMONIES Women’s Barbershop Chorus. All welcome at 7 p.m. to Baptist Church, 611-5th St. Nelson. Dorothy 352-7199 or Joey 352-3393

special events. Wed. Oct. 7

SENIOR CITIZENS’ Br.#51717 Vernon St., monthly meetingWednesday, October 7, 1:30 p.m. All Seniors Welcome!

Thurs. Oct. 8

IS ALCOHOL A PROBLEM IN YOUR LIFE? AA Meetings, Lunch Bunch at Noon. Into Action Big Book Study at 8:00 p.m. The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. ACUPUNCTURE for ADDICTIONS Free drop-in clinic, 1:30 p.m. Located at 333 Victoria Street, 2nd Floor. 505-7248 BIBLE STUDY JOY BAPTIST CHURCH, 6:30 p.m. 560 Baker St., Suite #3. Everyone welcome. SIGNING CHOIR (sign language) 3:30 p.m. at NDYC, 608 Lake St. REDFISH BADMINTON Ages 15 to 90 Mon Thurs 6:30 p.m. $3 drop in. Call 229-4346 or 229-4343 for more details. PUBLIC MEDITATION 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. All welcome. Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre, 444 Baker St. DROP IN ULTIMATE frisbee Lakeside soccer fields, 6 p.m. NELSON WOMEN’S CENTRE noon - 4 for recycled bag sewing project. 250 352 9916 PARENT & CHILD TIME at the Harrop Hall. 10 a.m. - 12 noon Information: Lesley 825-0140 NELSON BADMINTON CLUB meets at Mary Hall Gymnasium, 7 - 9 p.m. Everyone welcome. Anne 250-352-7536 Guy 250-352-6330.

CHARLIE RUSSELL PRESENTS: “The Edge of Eden: Living with Grizzlies” Oct 8, 7 p.m. the Capitol MINGLE-INC, COCKTAIL LOUNGE evening for women in business. Louie’s Lounge, Nelson 5- 7 p.m.

Sat. Oct. 10

2ND ANNUAL PUMPKIN auction Cottonwood Farmers market i, starting at Noon.

Sun. Oct. 11

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. CHANT PRACTICE resumes 7 p.m. 250-352-2338 or

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HERITAGE HARVEST FAMILY Day A Fun Filled Afternoon of Traditional Crafts and Seasonal Activities. Presented at Touchstones Nelson Noon to 4 p.m.


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SPEAK UP TO CREATE More Rentals in Nelson. Inviting all citizens of Nelson to join us, as it will help more homeowners create apartments to rent. City Hall Council Chambers 6 p.m.


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BEYOND THE WANT ADS free workshop on finding work in Nelson. Registration/information 352-6200 or FINE THREADS CLOTHING Sale and CT Scanner Fundraiser! Don’t miss Fine Threads Clothing’s Studio Show and Sale. Unique Original Wearable Art featuring artistically embroidered garments in womens and unisex styles. 10% of show sales to the CT Scanner fundraiser! OCt 16 & 17, Nelson Meeting Library Room.




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. 359-7610 OPEN HOUSE, Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre. Meditation instruction and practice 7 p.m; talk and discussion 8 p.m; tea 9 p.m. 444 Baker St. BAHA’I COMMUNITY for prayers and an 7 p.m 354-0944

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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 Chorus. Welcoming anyone! Tim 250825-9694 or John 250-352-6892 NELSON SCOTTISH COUNTRY Dancing 7-9 p.m. Central School gym. Beginners welcome, first class free. SHOTOKAN KARATE 5-7p.m. St. Joseph’s school gym 523 Mill Street NELSON BADMINTON CLUB meets at Mary Hall Gymnasium, 7 - 9 p.m. Everyone welcome. Anne 250-352-7536 Guy 250-352-6330 DROP IN GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP. 7-9 p.m. at Broader Horizons, 905 Gordon Road, back door .

Tuesdays DOES SOMEONE YOU LOVE suffer from an Eating Disorder? Need Support? Last Monday of the month 7-9 p.m. 352-9598 after 6 p.m. or for more info. ACUPUNCTURE for ADDICTIONS Free drop-in clinic, 1:30 p.m. Located at 333 Victoria St, 2nd Floor. 505-7248 DOES SOMEONE’S DRINKING�TROUBLE YOU? Meetings: Lunch Bunch at Noon and open meeting at




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Mondays 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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Sundays WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, HERBALISM and Stone Age Skills classes! Ongoing program. Children, teen, adult classes. 357-2822. PUBLIC MEDITATION 9 a.m. -- 12 p.m Mid-morning refreshments; come and go as you wish. Shambhala Meditation Centre 444 Baker St. NELSON RADIO CONTROL CLUB, RC car racing 10am most Sundays, (seasonal) private race track, also Rock Crawling and RC Heli Flying, contact WORSHIP SERVICES JOY BAPTIST CHURCH, 10 a.m., 11 a.m, 6:30 p.m., 560 Baker St, Suite #3, 825-4095. QUAKER MEETING 723 Ward, upstairs, 9:45. 354-3859. SUNDAY MORNING WORHSIP, Community Church, Passmore Hall, 11 a.m. SUNDAY WORSHIP, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Slocan, 2 p.m. UNITY CENTRE of the Kootenays, 905 Gordon Rd. Broader Horizons. Back door, 11 a.m. Everyone welcome. NELSON AA - Sunday Morning 10 a.m. The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. NELSON UNITED CHURCH service, 10 a.m. 602 Silica St. All are welcome. ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH Service 10:15 a.m. 1805 Silverking Rd. You are welcome. 352-2515 ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH Everyone welcome to 4 p.m. worship 21 Silica St. 354-3308 SAHAJ MARG group meditationplease phone: Eleanor 352-3366 or Sarah 354- 9496 CRAWFORD BAY SUNDAY Markets: July and August 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Crawford Bay Park. or 250-227-9205/6806 DROP IN ULTIMATE frisbee Lakeside soccer fields, 3:30 p.m.












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whose photographic installations give voice to her concerns about our relationship to the natural world and the irreversible changes we intend to make to it.

discussion runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hume Hotel, 422 Vernon St. Robert Sandford, Canadian chair of the United Nations International Decade Heritage Harvest Family Day “Water for Life” is the keynote speaker Sunday, Oct. 11, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at ������with Touchstones Nelson, 502 Vernon St. for this even, done in conjunction ROW: Reflections on Water. Touchstones Nelson celebrates Sandford has dedicated his life to water Thanksgiving and National Children’s issues in western Canada and around the Day with a new program from its popular world. How the world’s water crisis will Family Days Workshop Series. effect Canada is of primary concern to While the turkey is roasting in the oven, �������������������� him. bring the family to Touchstones Nelson for He will be joined by Kindy Gosal, direc- ���������� a day of seasonal activities. tor of water and the environment for the Children will be taught how to make Columbia Basin Trust an Julie Castonguay, ������� traditional corn husk dolls by creatively a local artist. Mike Stolte, executive direc- twisting and tying corn husks and silk tor of the Centre for Innovative and together. They will also be taught how to Entrepreneurial Leadership will moder-����carve apple heads which will become more ate the night. and more ghoulish as Halloween night ��� ������������� Gosal works to bring greater under- approaches. �������������� standing and build collective wisdom Children will be invited�to compete in a around water and watershed issues in wild pumpkin decorating contest and parthe Columbia Basin. He works with com- ticipate in a sticky-bun on��� a string activity. ������������ munities to prepare and adapt to climate This event is by donation and a portion changes that are impacting the basin eco- of the proceeds raised over course of ��� the������������� system. the day will be used to support the CT Castonguay is an artist and forester scanner fundraiser. All ages are welcome.

A reason to visit Arts and Heritage Festival organizer wants to create a reason to visit Nelson in the fall by Chris Shepherd

Comedy Revue

Thursday, Oct. 15 to Saturday, Oct. 17 and Thursday, Oct. 22 to Saturday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m. at the TNT Playhouse, at the corner of Ward and Carbonate streets

People from Deluth don’t say, ‘I hear there’s a great Wal-Mart in Storytelling Nelson. They need Festival and Kootenay Artisan’s a reason to come here and we can Market provide a reason to Friday, Oct. 23, 1 p.m. to come here. 9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside Resort, 701 Lakeside Dr. Richard Rowberry wants the first-ever Nelson Arts and Heritage Festival to become a major draw for tourists. Rowberry likens the arts to the bread and milk tucked away in the back of a grocery store. Every body goes into the grocery store to get milk but they’ll spend money on other things while they’re there. Rowberry wants the Nelson Arts and Heritage Festival to draw people to Nelson (the grocery store) and have them spend money throughout the commu-

Richard Rowberry nity. “People from Deluth don’t say, ‘I hear there’s a great Wal-Mart in Nelson,” says Rowberry. “They need a reason to come here and we can provide a reason to come here.” This year’s festival is a more modest one than Rowberry had originally envisioned. Grants from the federal and provincial governments didn’t come through as he expected, so he’s had to scale back his plans. The festival starts off with a night of comedy as Rowberry, Jane Sinclair and Taylor Lewis per-

form sketches by David Ives, David Mamet and Anton Checkov. Overlapping with the revue is the Storytelling Festival and Kootenay Artisan’s Market. Rowberry wants the Storytelling Festival to inspire locals to see the possibility of creating a festival in Nelson during the fall. The region has no problem drawing people to the area in summer and winter, but fall and spring are lacking in attractions, Rowberry says. The stories will be interspersed throughout the day, giving shoppers at the artisan’s market a break from shopping. The market is organized by the Nelson and District Arts Council and Kathy Hartley, executive director of the arts council, says Rowberry’s festival is a good match for the market. The market is a juried event and includes local arts and crafts and live entertainment (in addition to Rowberry’s storytellers). Hartley agrees with Rowberry when he says there’s a need for a fall festival in Nelson. “The artists are desperate for an outlet for their talent,” she says.

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Libra Sept 23 - Oct 23

This is a good time to bring closure to anything that needs to be completed or resolved your in life. This can refer to relationships or projects. You will have to focus. Be reasoning and decisive. By exercising these attributes, you will develop a sense of resilience. You know the best way to bring closure to your matters.


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The 2009/10 Season concerts will be held at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are available at the Capitol Theatre 421 Victoria Street, Nelson • 250-352-6363

Oct 24 - Nov 21

Be careful this week as you make be prone to making mistakes. This could be because you are feeling angry, jealous or fearful. Your mistakes will not be serious, but add annoyance to your life, for example locking your keys in your car. Beware of feeling self-absorbed. Remain aware of other people and the environment around you.

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This is a great time to get explore some activities that connect the mind to body. You may realize that there are events in your life beyond your control. By remaining connected to yourself and aware of your body and feelings, you will find peace within the chaos and empower yourself to do something about it.


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By taking pride in your achievements, you will allow your self-confidence to grow. Look at what has worked for you in the past and apply these principles to your current projects. You will inspire others by your actions.

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will be able to avoid the consequences of an unfair situ����������������� ation. If you feel like you are stuck right now in a negative situation, know that this will soon sort itself out. More ������������������ good can likely come your way soon as long as you stay ���� true to your beliefs. ��������������� Please proof for accuracy then phone, fax or email with any changes or an approval. ������������� Friday, October 2009, 8 pm • Fax: 250.352.5075 • Email: Leo Phone: 23, 250.354.3910 Aquarius July 23off. - August 22 The first concert this season’s Premier TheinExpress is not responsible for any errors after the client has�������������������� signed This is a good time for a change of residence. If you Jan 20 - Feb 18 have been thinking of moving, this is the time to act. If you have been waiting for an answer whether you Performance Series.Vancouver based Quartango If you are hesitating on making a decision and do applied for a new job, school, or a date, you will receive �������������


is comprised of four highly accomplished musicians bound by their shared passion for the tango.

not go through with it, you may end up regretting this later. The problems you have speculated will work themselves out. This is a time for action, not hesitation.

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This is a good time to come up with creative solutions to any serious obstacle that come in your way. Challenges are a part of life. By learning to overcome these challenges, you will cultivate much satisfaction and resilience to problems that may arise again. It is helpful to go for the least complicated solution at this time.

positive news. Eventually things may work out as you have hoped. This is also a good time to seek advice or ask favours. People around you are willing to help.

Pisces Feb 19 - Mar 20

You may be experiencing a heightened sense of selfawareness this week. This will be able to help you gain a deeper understanding of your situation. Balance this with some practical analysis and you will be able to perceive the outcome of the situation. Use this foresight when you are making decisions.

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Arts & Entertainment The Unmistaken Child

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, 421 Victoria St. The Unmistaken Child is a documentary that follows the four year search for the reincarnation of the worldrenowned Tibetan master Lama Konchog who passed away in 2001 at 84. His devoted disciple Tenzin Zopa is charged by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to search for his master’s reincarnation, taking him on an unforgettable quest on foot, mule and helicopter, through breathtaking landscapes and remote traditional Tibetan villages. Rated G, run time 102 minutes.

Crossing Borders

Thursday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m. at Studio 80, Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus on the corner of Tenth and Elwin streets in Nelson The last time Vancouver diva and pianist Jennifer Scott visited Nelson, she played to a sold out crowd in Studio 80. Now, Scott and her latest passion, the band Crossing Borders, is about to make a one-night only appearance in Nelson. Crossing Borders is an international group who’s music is cool, intimate, swinging and soulful. Crossing Borders is comprised of Canadian jazz greats Jennifer Scott, (bassist) Rene Worst, (guitarist) Scott Sorkin and highly respected American musicians (saxophonist) Kristen Strom and (drummer) Steven J. Parish. General admission is $10.

Thanks For Giving Dubstep

Thursday, Oct. 8 at the Spiritbar, 422 Vernon St. Trill Bass is ready to touch down in the Kootenays for the first time ever and has prepared brand new music to debut on this fine evening. From the corner to the block, the members of Trill Bass have been putting it down for years. This hard hitting group has one shared life mission: to produce and deliver hard hitting, head banging, chest romping bass to the masses.

Robb G

Friday, Oct. 9 at the Spiritbar, 422 Vernon St. Robb G is literally “in” the music when he’s on stage, dripping with sweat as he screams at the

crowd, possessed by the music while he throbs in a head banging body thrash. Known for his speedy beat matching and continuously layered mixing, after seeing him live, there is no questioning that Robb G is a man who truly loves what he does. He landed his first regular gig at the young age of 15 and since then has performed across the U.S., in Europe and in over 35 Canadian cities. $10 at the door.

Jennifer Craig launches book on vaccination research

Friday, October 9, 7:30 p.m. at the Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon, alley entrance Jennifer Craig launches her latest book, Jabs, Jenner & Juggernauts: A Look at Vaccination. The book is a personal account of her findings, representative of years of firsthand experience and research into the practice of vaccination. As a retired nurse, homeopath, writer, PhD, and grandmother, Craig has spent a lifetime working with the public health system in hospitals and medical schools. Jabs challenges the medical establishment as it brings to the public eye concealed facts about the history of vaccines, their actual contents, and the multibillion dollar industry that supports them. “I wrote it as an understandable book for parents,” says Craig. “I went back to the beginning, to Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, who introduced smallpox inoculations to England in 1718. I wrote the book chronologically, using interviews with living and deceased people, using their words. There are graphs and charts, photographs, and personal stories; it’s a very readable format.” This book launch is part of the Oxygen Art Centre Ideas Café series. For more information visit www.oxygenartcentre. org.

Beats Working, Dexter and Mr. Smith & guests

know to cover a vast array of musical styles. Including electro, funk, mash up, detroit booty , some old forgotten favourite or some dusty dance floor gem. They are known for their ability to blend effortlessly eras and genres to create an unrivalled party vibe.

SmallTown DJs

Saturday, Oct. 10, 10 p.m. at the Spiritbar, 422 Vernon St. If your ears work, you can’t not have fun at a Smalltown DJs gig. That’s a scientific fact. Look it up. The Canadian duo’s uncanny ability to make crowds feel like school kids at recess stems naturally from their focus on maximizing fun for themselves. In their focus on music as a means of letting loose and having fun, Smalltown DJs are like the KISS of dance music. Actually, KISS are too theatrical. They’re more like AC/DC. Meets Raffi. At a waterslide park. Equally at home playing intimate private jams or massive festivals, Smalltown DJs have have hosted and played alongside a huge array of talent, including Diplo, Tommie Sunshine, Chromeo, The Rub DJs, A-Trak, XXXchange, Z-Trip, Fort Knox Five, and more. Smalltown DJs’ quest to maximize fun for themselves and others is an ongoing saga. They continue to tour relentlessly. Tickets are $20 at the Hume Hotel.

Scott Sassaman

Saturday, Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Cottonwood Falls Market Scott Sassaman shares his soul-full folk/funk/rock original music.

The Shirleys

Sunday, Oct. 11, 8:30 p.m. at The Velvet Underground, 646 Baker St. The Shirleys are seven soulful women singing acapella. They will inspire and delight with a performance that fights against injustice, intolerance, hopelessness and despair. They will fill the room with their humour, passion and

enthusiasm. Singing everything from Cuban Carnival music and tragic Russian love songs to sweet Mandarin flirtations and wrenching Appalachian protests, their harmonies are complex, the arrangements original and the songs are in at least seven different languages. They have been carefully selecting songs from around the world that reflect humanity’s common hopes and aspirations for a better, more joyful world. Tickets are $13 at Boutique Music and Eddy Music, $15 at the door.

Scottish country dancing

Starts Monday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Central School Gym, 811 Stanley St. (use the Mill Street entrance) Scottish country dancing is a social dance that organizers say is simple, easy to learn steps and that uses a sequence of formations to create a number of dances, some from traditional

sources and lots from modern sources. This marks the return of classes and beginners are encouraged to try out the reels, jigs and strathspeys of Scottish country dancing. A partner is not required. Classes run every Monday. For more information contact Kathy at 359-7545, June at 352-1836, or Beverly at 352-7850.

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John Stowell

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. at Studio 80, Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus on the corner of Tenth and Elwin streets in Nelson Jazz guitar great,John Stowell makes it a point to periodically visit Nelson, one of his favourite haunts. This time he comes to play in concert with faculty members. He’s recorded and played with Milt Jackson, Lionel Hampton, Art Farmer, Herb Ellis, Billy Higgins, Richie Cole, Paul Horn, Dave Liebman and many others (including local Cheryl Hodge, who has co-written and produced an album with John, called, Heres and Theres. General admission is $10.

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Nelson Nordic Ski Club Ski Swap, Annual General Meeting & Pre-Season Membership Drive

Sunday, November 1, 2009 at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club (701 Railway Street, Nelson)

Drop off items for sale between 9 and 10 am Annual General Meeting: 10-11 am. Anyone attending the AGM will be the first to the Ski Swap.

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Friday, Oct. 9 at The Royal on Baker, 330 Baker St. DJs Dexter and Mr. Smith certainly do not need introduction. Both have been blowing up dance floors in Nelson and Canada wide for the last six years. These two are

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Annual seasonal flu and H1N1 flu clinics starting soon This year’s flu clinics will roll out in three stages in order to provide the best protection for all age and risk groups. Beginning the week of Tuesday, Oct. 13, seasonal flu shots will be available for those 65 and older and those living in long-term care facilities. Later this year, H1N1 vaccine will be available free to everyone who needs and wants to be vaccinated. Early in the New Year, after the H1N1 campaign is finished, seasonal flu vaccines will be available for all risk groups. Getting your seasonal flu shot and your H1N1 flu shot will help protect you and those around you from getting sick this year. All forms of influenza are highly contagious and the leading cause of preventable death due to infectious disease in Canada. The flu spreads when a person comes into contact with droplets that escape when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Hand washing, proper coughing and sneezing etiquette and staying home when you are sick will help stop the spread of the flu. “Hand washing is particularly important, since you can spread the flu even before you have symptoms,” adds Dr. Paul Hasselback, medial health officer for Interior Health. “That’s why it’s important to wash your hands throughout the day. Getting a flu shot will also help protect you and those around you – at home, school, work and in the community. And remember, if you or members of your family are sick, stay home and please��� do not send ill children to day cares or schools.” � Information on all flu clinics and at-risk groups eligible for free seasonal flu vaccine, will ��� be posted on Interior Health’s website. To find the clinic nearest you, simply visit the Flu Locator ��� at, contact your local Public Health Centre or watch for advertising in your local media. For more information visit HealthLink BC at or call 8-1-1. – submitted


Dementia/Alzheimer caregiver education

Thursdays, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus The Alzheimer Society and Selkirk College are offering an education course for those caring for someone with dementia. This is a four session series for caregivers of people with Alzheimer disease or related dementias. Topics will include the difference between dementia and Alzheimer disease, communication, behaviour, effects of stress and loss, taking care of yourself and planning for the future. Registration is $35. Call 352-6601 to register. For more info, call 352-6788 or email lhoskin@alzheimerbc. org.


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Wed n e s d a y s SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 12 - 1:30 p.m. Invigorating Anusara Yoga, Elissa 5:30 - 7 p.m. Rejuvanitive Soma Yoga, Shayla 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. - Invigorating Flow Yoga, Lindsay TRANSCENDENDENT COMBAT SPORTS 6 p.m. Kickboxing. 7 p.m. Submission Grappling. Join the evolution! 250-509-1606, Summit Health & Fitness. BELLYFIT FUSION FITNESS 7 - 8 p.m. at the Moving Centre. Call Heather, 354-0492 KOOTENAI PILATES CENTRE 8:30 a.m. Reformer 10:15 a.m. Mat Work - Fundamentals 12 noon Mat Work - Fundamentals 5 p.m. - Mat Work - Intermediate/Advanced 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 OM YOGA STUDIO 5:30 - 7 p.m. After Work Yoga, Alison 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-825-0011, BAHA’I COMMUNITY OF NELSON 7 p.m. 1920 Falls St. 354-0944 Join us for an introduction to the Baha’i Faith.

Th u r s d a y s

SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 10 - 11:30 a.m Prenatal Yoga, Anna 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 10:15 Mat Work - Fundamentals 10:30 a.m. - Reformer 12 noon Mat Work - Experienced Beginner 12 noon Reformer 540 Baker St (upstairs) 250-352-1600 APPLIED COMBAT MARTIAL ARTS 6:30 - 8 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, 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 KYOKUSHIN KARATE 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Kids, 6 - 7 p.m. Adults Blewette Elementary School, Keith Clughart, 551-3345 WALK-IN PRAYER CLINIC 6:30-8 pm. At ministry of Eleos Centre, 711 10th Street, Nelson 250-352-0300 for more information. 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. MOM AND CHILDREN DANCE SPACE 10:30 a.m - noon Ages 0-7 & prenatal Studio Alive, 1209 Falls St. Slava, 352-0047 GYPSY SKIRT DANCE FOLK FUSION 6 - 7:30 p.m. Studio Alive, 1209 Falls St. Slava 352-0047 RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS 3-4:00 p.m. Beginner ages 6 & up 4-5:30 p.m. Performance Group ages 8 & up S.Nelson, Rhythmic Dimensions 505-1812 QI-GONG & CHEN TAI CHI 7 - 8 p.m. at the Central School Gym. Info 250-505-4562 Chris Gibson FELDENKRAIS: Healing Your Back Neck and Shoulders 7:15 - 8:15 p.m., Feldenkrais Centre 206 Victoria St, 352-3449

Fr i d a y s

SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 5 - 7 p.m. Progressive Yoga Series, Elissa 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. Deeply Restorative Yoga, 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 TRANSCENDENDENT COMBAT SPORTS 6 p.m. Combat cardio, join the evolution of mixed martial arts 250509-1606. Located at Summit Health & Fitness

West Kootenay/Boundary

Fr i d a y s ( c o n t i n u e d ) FELDENKRAIS: Healing Your Back Neck and Shoulders 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Feldenkrais Centre 206 Victoria St, 352-3449 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

Sa t u rd a y s

SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 10 - 11:30 a.m. Rejuvanitive 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 Anusara Yoga, Elissa OM YOGA STUDIO 7 -9 p.m. Kirtan: Sanskrit Call/Response Chanting, Alison 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-825-0011

Mo n d a y s

SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 12 - 1:30 p.m. Invigorating Yoga, Sharon 1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Feldenkrais, Hilary 5:30 -&:30 Progrssive Yoga Series, Ellisa KOOTENAI PILATES CENTRE 8:30 a.m. Reformer 10:15 a.m. Mat Work - Fundamentals 12 noon Mat Work - Fundamentals 5 p.m. Mat Work - Intermediate/Advanced 5 p.m. Reformer 6:15 p.m. Mat Work - Fundamentals 540 Baker St (upstairs) 250-352-1600 TRANSCENDENDENT COMBAT SPORTS 6 p.m. Kickboxing, 7 p.m. Submissions Grappling. Join the evolution 250-509-1606. Located at Summit Health & Fitness KOOTENAY AKIDO 6 - 7:45 p.m. Adult Class 213C Baker St 250-352-3935 CONTACT IMPROVISATION DANCE JAM 7:30 - 9 p.m. all levels welcome, live musicians welcome. The Moving Centre, 533A Baker St. Info 250-352-3319 Judy OM YOGA STUDIO 7 - 8:30 p.m. Yoga for Women, Alison 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-825-0011 KYOKUSHIN KARATE 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Kids 6 - 7 p.m. Adults Blewette Elementary School, Keith Clughart, 551-3345 RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS 2:15-3:30 p.m. Beg/Inter ages 6 & up 3:30-4:14 p.m. Intro ages 4-5 Redfish, Rhythmic Dimensions 505-1812

Tu e s d a y s

SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 10 - 11:30 a.m. Gentle Yoga, Maureen 12 -1:30 p.m. Invigorarting Yoga, Sharon 5:30 - 7 p.m. Hatha Yoga, Karuna 7:15 - 8:45 New to Yoga, Sharon KOOTENAI PILATES CENTRE 10:30 a.m. Reformer 12 noon Reformer 12 noon Mat Work - Experienced Beginner 3:45 p.m. Reformer 5 p.m. Reformer - Beginner/Intermediate 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 6:30 - 8 p.m. Adult Class 525 Josephine St. Information call 250-352-0459 OM YOGA STUDIO 10 - 11:30 a.m. Gentle/Restorative Hatha, Alison 5:30 - 7 p.m. Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga, Jenna Arpita,6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-825-0011 KUNDALINI YOGA with Catherine Leighland 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Shambhala Meditation Centre, 444 Baker St., upstairs 352-6132 FELDENKRAIS CLASSES 7 - 8 p.m. Heal your back. Relieve chronic pain and tension. Selkirk College,Judy Katz, 250-352-3319, RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS 3:15-4:00 p.m. Introductory ages 4-5 4:00-5:30 p.m. Intermediate ages 8 & up 5:30-6:30Inter/adv extra class S. Nelson, Rhythmic Dimensions 505-1812 QI-GONG & CHEN TAI CHI 7 - 8 p.m. at the Central School Gym. Info 505-4562 Chris Gibson

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Skip the salt According to the Center Chew On This for Science in the Public Interest, the average Canadian eats more than double the recommended amount of sodium each day. This means that we should all try to cut the salt in our diets by half. Tara Stark This is not an easy task, but with salt intake being you may want to look for directly related to high an alternative: blood pressure and nine out • ketchup, prepared of 10 of us at risk for high mustard, soy sauce, steak blood pressure, we can’t or barbecue sauce afford not to try to cut back • pickles and olives on our salt habit. • bouillon cubes Adding little or no salt • commercially prepared to the food you prepare can or cured meats or fish help but most of the salt in (such as luncheon meats or our diets comes from res- canned sardines) taurant foods and prepared • canned or bottled foods. At the grocery store foods, like soups, pasta read nutrition facts tables sauces, dressings and other and choose products that packaged convenience provide 10 per cent or less foods like rice and noodle of your daily value for sodi- mixes um. • salted nuts and peanut Here’s a list of some of butter the saltiest prepared foods. • salted crackers, chips, If you eat them regularly, popcorn and pretzels. For more information on this topic visit www. or call 505-9854. Tara Stark is a Registered Dietitian who specializes in helping people optimize their nutritional wellness and prevent diet related chronic disease.

Briefly Transformational breath class

Introduction on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Kootenay School of the Arts, Rm. 310, by donation Courses on Wednesday, Oct. 14 and Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Moving Centre, 533 Baker St. Four events over two days with guest facilitator Robin Clements from Mexico and local JoAnn Lowell will offer a mixed bag for locals to taste test breath awareness. Organizers say the Wednesday course will work to change old patterns, access authentic feelings and to live more deeply from the well of their being. This is offered on a sliding scale from $80 to $100. ������ Thursday’s class is handson and will be offered to healing/yoga practitioners to become more conscious in their breath awareness. The cost is $50.

The final evening event will be a yoga trance dance and is by donation. For more information, contact 354-4481 or

An evening of prayer

Thursday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Manistone Centre, 212-507 Baker St. This event is meant to explore the power of thought of words to awaken and inspire healing. Denise Richard is a Vancouver-based teacher of spiritual and Taoist prac�������������� tices who works with clients privately and in groups to ����������������� develop energy, heal, and connect with grace. ������� Shayla Wright lives in Nelson and teaches a range of courses in spiritual and creative studies. Admission ����� by donation. For more information, email barefootjourneys@gmail. com andreagower@hotmail. com.

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Financial Services

Garage Sales

Lost & Found

BEAN DREAMING OF Capulin? By the cup at Bean Here Now. We are beside JB Office. INTERESTED IN THE Catholic Faith? Join our Inquiry Group. Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. For information call 250352-7131. 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? WeÕve helped over 1700 survivors across Western Canada with their claims. Call now! 1-877-459-2345. Residential School Healing Society.

JAMAICAN CATERING IN your home: Restoration cafe chef bringing it to you. Information: 250-505-0751, Irie.

TRANSFORMATIONAL BREATH WAVE Wednesday October 14 9:30am -4:30pm Moving Centre 533 Baker St. (upstairs) Front Studio. Live deeply from the well of your being by experiencing authentic feelings, transforming old patterns and renewing the human spirit through conscious breath. Info & registration please call 250-354-4481 or email Sliding Scale: $80-120

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: 1877-776-1660.

HIGH END STATIONARY exercise bike with full cycle computer, like new, only $189. 250-825-4111 FALL SAVINGS!!! 9 weeks for $99. Look great. Feel great. Lose weight. Results guaranteed. Call Herbal Magic 1-800-926-4363 for more information. Limited time offer.

DON’T FORGET! GET your bids into local businesses for Nelson Grans Silent Auction. Ends Oct. 3rd


WHITE GOLD INTERNALLY engraved wedding band and small diamond commitment band lost at Finleys September 26th. Reward250.505.6437 LOST: PENTAX DIGITAL Camera in a pink case Lots of sentimental photos our wedding. Please call 250505-4350 FOUND GOLD RING with stone @ Extra Foods last week. Phone with description 505.2138 FOUND OAKLY SUNGLASSES Sept. 15th, near Finley’s. Call to identify 357-9906 FOUND KITTEN: 7 month old orange male named Minou. Call 352-5771. LOST ON SEPT 8th from Ward and Mill St. Small, black, medium haired, male cat. Fluffy tail, grey behind ears. 354-3984.

Art LOOKING FOR WOMAN’S sewing mannequin good condition reasonable price preferably on stand green FULLY EQUIPPED POTTERY studio for rent, shared with one potter. 2 blocks from Baker. $300/mth. 250-354-1648.

Building Materials DECORATIVE STONE PANELS ÒEasyROCKÓ - The Beauty of stone without the mason: Easy Installation: Light Weight: R-4.5 Value: Built Green: A-1 Fire rating: 604-248-2062: www. #1A 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.

Business Ops DONÕT HAVE $1,000,000 for a franchise? Looking for a home based business? Learn how to turn $1,000 a month into $100,000 in 15 months. PERFECT POST - CANADAÕS LARGEST FRANCHISE NETWORK of builders and installers of fences, decks and post settings, has Territories available throughout Canada. Enjoy the benefit of brand recognition, national marketing, volume discounts and customer referral program. LOW INVESTMENT. For information contact 1-877-7505665, ATTN: INVEST IN Yourself. We teach you to operate you own product distribution business without Direct Sales - from your own home computer. Unlimited earnings! Go to: BUILD A REPEAT Pet Food Business, Part-time or Full-time, Min Invest. required, email contact info to custom or fax to 604-526-3866. 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; MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION RATED #2 for At-Home Jobs. Achieve your goal. Work from home! Start your Medical Transcription training today. Contact CanScribe at 1-800-466-1535, www.,

Careers ONLINE, ACCREDITED, WEB DESIGN TRAINING. Learn web design from the comfort of your home! Start building your online web presence today! Visit: Space is limited-Apply today!

Car Pool STUDENT URGENTLY NEEDS ride, Slocan Valley to Nelson arriving 7am Mon-Thurs, Passmore Hwy pickup ideal. 226-6968.

Child Care TUES-FRI (EVERY 2ND FRIDAY off) for my 20 month old son. Daily/ weekly pay for loving caregiver. 5053404/505-5044

Children CHARIOT CHILD TRANSPORT system c/w bike attachment $20, 250512-7063 GRACO STROLLER $50, InStep Jogging Stroller $50, Plastic Jungle Gym $20, call 250-352-2441 BABY GATES FOR sale. 1-wooden swing - $30, 1-plastic friction $10. Also booster seat $20. 352-3704. OLD TONKA TRUCKS. Child’s sleigh. 250-352-5169

Christmas Craft Fairs CALL FOR VENDORS: Balfour Hall’s 2 separate Christmas Craft fairs, Nov. 14 or Nov. 21, 9 a.m - 2 p.m. 250229-5265.

Computers HC-S (HOME COMPUTING Solutions) Offering reliable and competitively priced PC Support & Computer skills training. From Hardware to Network we come to you’No Solution NO FEE’ Tel#250-505-4940 E-mail INTEL 2.8 GHZ 512 MB 80 GB HD DVDRW 17” Monitor $120 (250) 352-2078

Education CLASS: JIN-SHIN-DO BODYMIND ACUPRESSURE: Sat Oct 17 10-5:30 $77. Nelson. Pre-register by Oct 12: Dania KalTara, JSDA: 250-354-0413. FLOWER OF LIFE WORKSHOP Nelson, Nov 13-16, Pre-registration Oct 16, Sacred Geometry/ Biology, Mer-Ka-Ba and Earth/Sky Meditations, experiential, opening Heart. Authorized Facilitator Dania KalTara 250-354-0413 LEARN FRENCH: BEGINNER to advanced students, certified French teacher, native French-speaking. MArie 250-505-5325 PRIVATE TEACHER LOOKING FOR a private teacher to teach 2 students, grades 10&11, 250-837-5452 EARTH COMMUNITY CLAY Studios Enroll in classes for all ages starting September 28.

Employment Ops THE NORTH WEST Company: Pharmacist Careers in the North! NORTHERN CANADA RETAIL OPPORTUNITIES-The North West Company, the leading provider of food, everyday products in Northern Canada is seeking a full-time Pharmacist for Pharmacy in BUFFALO NARROWS, SK and other pharmacies in Northern Canada. Almost cost free living, fully furnished subsidized housing, food, relocation assistance, retention bonus and paid vacation travel included. Applicants must be able to relocate to Northern Canada. Apply online at www. or Fax: 204-934-1696. For more information call 1-800-782-0391 x1616.

PERENNIAL SALE: YOU Dig. All proceeds go to Our Daily Bread. Sat Oct 3 9-11 a.m. 423 Carbonate St. PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION BY local artist Julie Castonguay Elephant Mountain Gallery (535 Baker st)until October 16th. CAREER OPTIONS (KASLO) Learn about programs available to help you re-enter the workforce. 250-3532618. Selkirk-College CONSCIOUS BREATH AWARENESS FOR PROFESSIO NALS,Therapists, Body Workers, Yoga Instructors Thursday October 15 9:30am-12:30pm Moving Centre 533 Baker St. (upstairs) Front Studio. A hands-on experiential for healing practitioners to become more conscious & expanded in your breath awareness, with emphasis on techniques to pass on in sessions with your clients. Investment: $50 Info & registration please call 250-354-4481 or email FINE THREADS CLOTHING Studio Show and Sale Artistically embroidered garments for women and men Great gift ideas; Made in Nelson!; 10% of show sales to CT Scanner. Friday October 16 & Saturday October 17 9am-5pm daily. Nelson Library Meeting Room, Victoria St Entrance. Sneak preview: More Info: 352-2252 INTRODUCTION TO CONSCIOUS BREATH Tuesday October 13 710pm Kootenay School of Arts, Rm 310, 602 Victoria St. Live deeply from the well of your being through learning to breathe consciously. Info & registration please call 250-3544481 or email Suggested Donation: $20-25 FINE ARTS & Crafts - Kootenay Artisans Market October 23 - 25th at the Prestige Lakeside Resort.

Financial Services 1ST / 2ND / 3rd Mortgages. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. If you own a home, weÕll lend you money. ALPINE CREDITS 1.800.587.2161.

FREE CHEST FREEZER, works great. you pick up. 250-359-7478 after 6pm. WATER BED NEW heater, new bladder, solid wood frame 352-5496 FREE REGAL XMAS catalog. Call Gail, your Regal representative @ 250-352-4620. MARTHA STEWART LIVING & Chatelaine magazine back issues in excellent condition phone 250-3595975 evenings FREE: WOODEN PLAYSET with slide and swings. Yours to dismantled and move. 352-5245

Furniture WHITE FRIGIDAIRE ELECTRIC range digital clock display call 3529824 $150 OBO. TOP OF TEAK hutch / cabinet - glass shelves and light. Requires slight modification. $175 - 250-352-9267 KITCHEN TABLE, 4 chairs, arborite table top, excellent shape. $100.00 obo 250 229 4650 SOLID OAK CHINA cabinet, wall unit, tv stand, country style kitchen table & chairs, 229-4474

Garage Sales 2104 PERRIER RD, Nelson. Furniture, table saw, household, etc. Oct 3 & 4,10-2 p.m. (no early birds) FREE! HOUSE DEMOLITION. Doors, windows, cabinets, electrical and plumbing fixtures. Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4; 8 am - 4 pm ONLY. 4270 Sundance Rd between 9 mile and Crescent Beach.

Health & Fitness FREE! 2 CLASSES TaeKwonDo. Monday & Wednesday 6-7:30 pm. North Shore Hall. $35 month. Family Rates Available BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY Relieve Stress, Restore Health, Ease & Balance. Practicum sessions (donations-for space) Melody 250-551-4304


Help Wanted NELSON FOOD CUPBOARD Society seeking Coordinator for 1 yr maternity leave with possibility to extend. Necessary skills: grant writing, event planning, public speaking, management experience, writing and computer skills. Bookkeeping skills an asset. Salary commensurate with experience. View full job description at Deadline for application: October 22, 2009. Email resume to: or mail to: NFCS, 602 Silica St, Nelson, BC V1L 4N1

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Home & Garden WEATHERED WOOD SPINDLES and rails. Call 250.442.8354 2 GALLONS YOLO earth friendly interior paint from Building Tree, warm yellow, Offers? Slava 352 0047

Internet MUTUAL HELP LEARNING computer skills using VNC, free software. Overcome isolation call for informaton. 250-352-9639

Lost & Found GERMAN VISITOR LOST Nokia cell phone in Nelson or Slocan Valley. Reward.Call Elisabeth 250-3552536

Misc. for Sale NEW GLASS PANELS 3’x 8’, sealed units, tinted, $500. 9 fire rated doors, $30 each 250-226-7990 BACH TR300 TRUMPET. Excellent band student trumpet. Tuned and tweaked. $350 obo. 352-1794. 2 FISH TANKS with pumps, lights plus one large bird cage. $80.00 takes all. Ph: 352-4628 BRAIN JUICER, LIKE new, $200. Shut-off valve, 2” brass, very good condition, $40, 226-7880. SUNN BASS BIN 2x16” $75. sunroof with bracket $50, serta twin mattress/ box $25, 250-825-4256 SMALL FREEZER FOR sale 31 inches wide (7 cu ft?)$100. call 3597499. SPORT RACK ROOF box for sale, $500 ($350 new). Missing key. 357-2961 FUTON WOOD FRAME “lightly used” $300, 250-354-5585. CEMENT MIXER $150 352-1260. TASTY ORGANIC APPLES, locally grown, .75¢/lb or big box, $20. 5052060 OAK ROLL TOP desk, very good condition, like new. $1500 250-352-2789 BROAN KITCHEN RANGE hood, 30”, $75. 4 shelf patio greenhouse, $55. Both used, never used. 354-1916. COMPLETE 18VOLT RYOBI Battery Set, 1/2’ drill, circsaw, recipsaw, vacuum and flashlite great condition 354-3793 KITCHENAID GAS STOVETOP, Black $45, Electric stovetop, Black $40 (250) 509-1918 HITACHI REAR-PROJECTION TV, works great, upgrading to Plasma. Includes 13” TV-VCR combo $200. 825-4408 CANON AE1 WITH 50/1.8 & macro 50/3.5 lenses, mint condition, asking $600 OBO. 250-551-9150

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Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Misc. Wanted

Music & Dance

Misc. Wanted

Pets & Livestock

AC/DC 10” COLOUR TV and cable converter with remote $40, SnoRacer sled $10, ph: 250-352-2823 LOVELY WOOD KITCHEN hutch and table, volant shaped skis 182cm.,swivel t.v. stand 250-352-9150 WOMAN’S BOOTS, SIZE 9, Columbia Sportswear, thermolite lining, like-new, Contact Connie 354-4352 USED DISHWASHER, WORKS good $50, upgraded to new appliances. Telus Wireless Router, Brand-new $50. 250-365-7038. RADIAL ARM SAW $50.00, Band Saw $50.00 Trampoline, new springs, no protector $75.00 250-825-4698 KID’S RED WAGON, small trampoline-rebounder, speakers, turntable, amplifier, coffee table, microwave cabinet, $30- each, 250-359-7756 WHIRLPOOL DEHUMIDIFIER. BOUGHT for $250, selling for $100. Works excellent but is a loud unit. 352-2879. USED DOORS- LARGE assortment $10 & up, lateral filing cabinets $100 & up 250-352-7228 SURLY 1X1 SINGLESPEED bike. 18”. Hope disc brakes, Maxxis tires. Barely ridden. Sweet! 250-354-5331. WASHER AND DRYER good condition $400.00 portapotti never used $75.00 229-4544 1990 PONTIAC TRANSPORT van $450.00, sm.washer and dryer $160.00 woodstove $150.00, golf caddy $100.00 250-352-0746 KENMORE DRYER. ENERGY star rated. Works great. $100obo phone 250-505-5525 8 PERSON HOT tub well maintained with new cover $1500. fiberglass canoe, white $500 both obo 250352-7655 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

LARGE DOG CRATE $20. Rocky Horror album excellent condition $20. Pine book case $25. 250-354-1546. SOAKER TUB,OFF WHITE, includes all plumbing. Mint shape ask. $150, 226-7650 31/10.5/15LT NOKIAN HAKKAPELIITTA Studless Winters, fits many trucks, look great, good shape (10K,) $350, 250-359-7273 75 CM STARCHOICE sat dish (new)$75.00 Student desk 24X45 c/w drawers $65.00 Ph. Ken 352-0136 SELMER CLARINET, BOUGHT new $450 asking $250 OBO. Barely used! Call (250) 551-1799 PLAYPEN/BASSINET, $50.00 COFFEE table $20.00, both excellent condition. (250) 399-4478 USED HOT TUB Seats 5 - 6. Very well maintained. Good cover. $2,200.00 o.b.o. 250-226-7661 VINYL RECORDS, TURNTABLES, amps. Buy, sell and trade. Older toys for sale. 226-6783 A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, DonÕt Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464. 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. HOME PHONE DISCONNECTED? Call HOME PHONE RECONNECT. 1-866-287-1348, Referral Program: Connect NOW for a chance to win an entertainment package! CALL NOW! 1-866-287-1348. A SAFE, PROVEN Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Cure That Always Gives You Instant Relief. www. 1-800-765-8660.

WANTED TO BUY: old garden tractors and small farm eqipment any make/model 250-357-2729 SKIS FOR CHARIOT child carrier wanted. Please call 825-4107 A PRESSURE COOKER for a couple keen ladies, please call Laura 250505-2947 WINTER TIRES NEEDED MUST be in fairly decent shape size:20570R15 250 358 7262 OLD WOOD STOVE or tin heater for outdoor projects; please call Sim 250-359-7832 HORSE MANURE, AGED preferably, please leave message AT 250-2295265 LOOKING FOR USED hanging picture frames various sizes. Wood or Metal. Call 250-352-9720 SMALL TUB WANTED, about 3 ft. round, plastic or steel. 226-7880 LOOKING TO BUY low grade HAY to mulch with, 250 226-7993. WANTED PLOW BLADE for full size truck and/or Bobcat. 354-1020 WANTED: DEWALT CORDLESS drill charger 250-509-0348 VITO ALTO SAX, Needing to sell. Carrying it around for too long. Offers 352-0335 1 STANDARD POWER pole for residential property. 250-354-2945 QUEEN OR DOUBLE bed and/or frame in good condition. call 250352-0197. LOOKING FOR PC3200/400 DDR RAM, 256 MB or greater. Also scrap leather. Laran 250-505-5856. NEWER 9.8 MERC or evinrude outbroad motor. Ph. 250-825-4292

MORGANA LE FAY the All-Girl Heavy Metal Rock band needs a vocalist, bassist, drummer. Kerry 352-6200

SALTWATER FISH/REEF ENTHUSIASTS: meet others in the area for sharing info/supplies. email: 250-304-3535. WANTED TO BUY 1 to 3 young rabbits . call 250-352-0076 UNDER 2 YEAR old Chameleon, 5’ tall plastic cage, Waterfall, large & small cricket cages, light. $220 FANTASTIC TENANT SEEKS equally fantastic landlord, clean, safe, space, non-partier, affordable, references. ASAP. Marnie, 250-3529876 SINGLE MATURE MALE seeking affordable accommodations on fixed income, Balfour to Bleweet. Excellent references, 352-6266 SINGLE MOM OF 1 seeking 2bdrm apt or mobile asap reasonable rent PLEASE 250-352-1621 leave message LOOKING FOR A place that is reasonable rent 2 bedroom. $500.00$650.00 utilities included. Castlegar to Playmore junction. 505-3018

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 THULE CASCADE XT 1500 cargo box. 69”x32”x16.5”. great condition. 2 yrs old. $300. call 505-8192 GIRLS OPTION GT Snowboard for sale Size:151cm - $150 obo. Please contact Mythra @ 551-4499.

Misc. Wanted NEEDED: SM.4 BURNER propane cook stove, asap. 250-352-8444 LOOKING FOR A free 3/4 size violin for my daughter. 354-2072.

Music & Dance GLACIER HARMONIES WOMAN’S chorus available for bookings parties, special events, Christmas. Dorothy 352-7199. BACH TR300 TRUMPET. Excellent band student trumpet. Tuned and tweaked. $350 obo. 352-1794.

Notices BEAN HERE NOW is serving Capulin, which is grown closer to Nelson than any other coffee bean. We are beside JB Office. BEAN HERE NOW serving Capulin, a single origin handcrafted Mexican jungle coffee, at our cantina beside JB Office NEED HOUSING? GOT Housing? If you’re a woman who’s considered or needs alternative housing, this is for you! Come hear about Habondiaís Community WISH Project! Salmo Community Services Tuesday October 13 1-3pm, Nelson Seniors Hall Friday October 16 7-9pm. 250352-6688

Personals BRIAN--MET YOU ON the beach Sunday afternoon--Dennis. Get in touch at #1 PARDON SERVICE - We can remove your criminal record in 6 months! Receive FREE pardon or waiver evaluation. We guarantee it - Ask for details! Call Toll-Free 1-888-646-0747, www. 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+). WITHOUT A HOME PHONE?? Call **Home Phone Reconnect** 1-866-2871348, Referral Program! Connect NOW for a chance to win an entertainment package! CALL NOW! 1-866-287-1348.

Pets & Livestock WANTED FLEMISH GIANT or New Zealand Rabbits Nelson area 2292222

Toys & Wheels

Auto Financing




FREE CREDIT CARD / FREE Gas with purchase 0 DOWN. Need a Car, Truck, Van, SUV? Auto Credit Fast. Bad credit! No credit! Bankruptcy, Repossession! Credit Counselling! No problem. Call Stephanie today and drive away 1877-792-0599. Free delivery anywhere. www.autocreditfast.caÊDLN30309.

2007 FORESTER 5 speed, heated seats, 25,000 kms. Excellent condition, extended warranty, $24,000 OBO, 250-825-4467. 1990 HONDA CIVIC - runs, needs water pump? selling AS IS for price of tires $400 Anita 250-352-2288 2009 YARIS CE three door 21000km full set of winter tires on rims 250505-9985 1986 FORD BROUGHAM, midsized, good condition, 4 extra winters on rims, $1495. 250-352-5067 1997 DIESEL JETTA, great condition, winter tires, roof rack, new suspension, clutch, more 260000km 2001 HONDA CIVIC $ 5400 obo 4 door, 5 speed, 185,000 km, reliable and great on gas. 250-352-9900 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER , 2001 limited edition, leather seats, moon-roof, tinted windows, A/C, C/C, $4000/obo 250-354-7757 2000 OLDS ALERO 2dr coupe,auto,V6,loaded, custom wheels and tires plus winters $4600 250-352-0191 1994 ACURA INTEGRA red with black interior, 232000 kms, well maintained, CD, asking $2800 250551-0043 2006 SUBARU IMPREZA: 4dr, awd, 2.5L, 4cyl, standard, excellent condition, 18000kms, $18,000. Call 250352-0013 1998 SUBARU FORESTER 1owner 5sp 222,000km aircon, racks, ex tires on rims $5,500 obo 3543816 88 EAGLE PREMIER 4 door, runs well, $600 obo, 79 OLDSMOBILE OMEGA runs, new rad & tires $200 250-352-0798 1989 BMW 735 iL, black leather interior 3.5L, lots of power and style. $4000 250-551-1964

2003 VW JETTA diesel, 60 mpg, save $$, ac, good cond., $13,000 call 250-354-2764 1991 CHEVY SPRINT rebuilt motor, new exhaust, batt., tires&brakes. 50m/g. $1500, 250-2294644

KIDS DIRT DIKE;1991 Honda 50cc, 3 speed-auto, 4 stroke, great first dirt bike, Good Condition, Call 354-3867

Boats 1975 SANGSTER DOUBLE hull, 65h Mercury motor, on trailer. $2000 obo 354-1020 J-24 PERFORMANCE SAILBOAT, sleeps 4, extra sails, 24ft.’ deep water deck at Prestige, paid until April. 410,000 with trailer, $9000 without. 250-359-7878 50/50 PARTNER SOUGHT for 60 ft aft cabin trawlerÊmoored downtown Vancouver. Luxury cruising / accommodation. Professionally maintained. $225K/half-interest.Ê 604-657-9739.

Cars 1991 PONTIAC FIREFLY hatchback, new tires, runs great, 45mpg, new radiator, new brakes, $1195. 250352-3860 1997 VW GOLF. Runs well, comes with new tires. $4,000.00 (250)359-7386 SELLING 93 VW Golf, high kms, rust, good runner, summers/snows, roof rack included. $850obo. 1-250353-2439 1995 NEON CHERYSLER needs part $500 obo Khy 250-352-0327 1992 BMW 525I Black, leather, moonroof, set of winters on rims, runs sweet. $5500. 551-1502 2004 MAZDA3 GS, grey, auto/manual transmission, 105000km, winter tires, excellent condition, 8700$. Call Philippe 250-505-4390

Services 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 5051141

Sports Equipment KONA JAKE THE snake 2008 model (cyclo-cross ) can be seen at Gericks Nelson. $1000 firm. VOLKL GOTAMA TWIN Tip Freeride Skis. Still in factory plastic. 190cm. $600obo. 250-365-2600. SLICENCE SNOWBOARD 153 cm Option Bindings New $175 250 354 1494

HOUSE FOR SALVAGE in Crescent Valley. Call for information 359-7981

Travel DISCOUNT TIMESHARES - Save 6080% off Retail! Worldwide Locations! Call for Free Info Pack! 1-800-5979347, LOOKING TO SELL or rent your timeshare or vacation property. Advertise here and reach over 2.5 million BC readers. or 1-866-669-9222.

Work Wanted ARTIST, CREATIVE INDIVIDUAL wants to find more work. Excellent experience in cleaning & is a great team player. Would like to expand into the film making & movie industry! Call Nelson CARES Society at 250352-6011, ext 15 for more information. DILIGENT, HARD WORKING individual seeking p/t housekeeping work. Follows instructions very well & methodical with tasks. Always punctual & reliable! Available for 3-4 hour shifts. Email supportedemployment@ to find out more! POLITE, FRIENDLY YOUNG man looking for work. Very strong work ethic & great sense of humour. Call 250-352-6011 ext 15 if you are looking for someone dedicated to the job. You will not regret it!

Tires/Parts/Other Tires/Parts/Other

CANOPY 60” X 86” Long box Toyota or Ranger, $120. 4, 15” alumin. rims, 6 hole, Toyota, $100. 2 tires, 31” x 10.5” $50. 825-0168 GOODYEAR NORDIC R175/70R13 set of 4 on rims - used one winter SMALL SKIDDER INTERNATIONAL, $400 Anita 250-352-2288 rebuilt winch, 4 chains, ideal for fire2-225/60X16 RANGER GRIP tires, wood and snowplowing asking 10000. 70%, $60. 352-1619 obo phone 250-551-9275 1987 PROWLER TRAVEL trailer, 10 225/60R16 TOYO WINTERS 95% WINTER TIRES ON 14” rims for cd player, 3 piece bath, oven, double tread, $750 new sell for $550 obo Honda’s cars, set of 4. ONLY $120, bed, asking $3800 250-551-2143 (250) 354-9851 call 250-354-9705. SUPER-LIGHT CAMPER FOR CANOPY - RANGE Rider. Grey, fits 1988 BUICK REGAL Limited edition small truck. Working furnace and full size pick up. Side windows. $425. 2-dr sedan excellent body fully loaded stove. Must sell, blowout price $500! OBO #250-551-5501 parts $500 OBO 509-1234 (250)505-6600 EARLY 80’S CHEVY 350 engine, TRAILER HITCH - fits Caravan: like turbo 400 trans and 208 transfer new. Paid $170, asking $85. 250case. Other parts as well 250-359354-1140 0197. ECOENGINE, 3-CYLINDER SUZUKI 1996 HONDA REBEL 250cc. Only 1996 FORD F150 4x4 6 cyl. 5 spd. 1.0 litre $700obo, 15,000k rebuilt, 14,000km. New tires last fall. Nice reg. cab lwb. Asking $2000 o.b.o. 800-611-5788. Clean Bike. $2600 250-505-5004 Sudoku Classic Difficulty - Medium Sudoku Classic Difficulty Level Easy sk9E000073 .250-226-7391 or Level 250-304-9311 CANOPY-RANGERIDER FITS FULL DOUBLE SNOWMOBILE TRAILER. 1991 MAZDA B2600I 4x4 pickup, size pickup. Side access gd con’d. 6 Months old. Looking to downsize. good rubber, extra-cab, box-liner, grey $395 obo. #250-551-5501 Possible trade or $2000. Shaun @ new clutch, rebuilt 4cyl, 5spd, 505354-7411 2-BLIZZAK 195/65/15 WINTER tires 5034 in good shape. 250-359-8108 Please 1995 SUMMIT 583, 1997 Polaris 700 leave a message. RMK with double aluminum trailer, 1991 RED CHEVY S-10 Extcab $5500, 352-1288 or 352-1260 200,000km Automatic C/W toolbox FOUR TOYO WINTER tires all-seasons and winters $1000 obo 2005 HONDA SHADOW 1100, excel195/65R15 50.00$ 250-551-1149 lent condition, 14000kms, no damage. $6000. Call 359-5971 for more info. 2006 HONDA CRF 250R $5000, 2002 XR50R $1000, excellent con5 7 6 8 4 3 2 1 9 4 6 5 7 8 9 1 3 2 dition. Adult & kids gear for sale. 4 1 2 6 9 7 8 3 5 1 9 7 2 3 4 8 6 5 352-3526 3 9 8 1 2 5 7 6 4 3 2 8 5 1 6 9 7 4 KID’S ROAD HELMET XS & wetskins m/c rain-suit SM -lightly used- make 1 5 9 7 8 2 3 4 6 7 1 9 3 4 2 6 5 8 an offer! Anita 250-352-2288 7 8 4 3 5 6 1 9 2 8 5 4 6 9 7 3 2 1 2005 SUZUKI 650 V-strom. 32,000k. 6 2 3 4 1 9 5 7 8 6 3 2 1 5 8 7 4 9 Excellent condition. $5,000. 5512 4 5 9 7 1 6 8 3 5 7 1 8 2 3 4 9 6 7350. 9 6 7 2 3 8 4 5 1 2 4 3 9 6 1 5 8 7 78 HONDA CM185T Twinstar great condition excellent starter bike $1000 8 3 1 5 6 4 9 2 7 9 8 6 4 7 5 2 1 3 359-6890 Solution see puzzle on page 6 see puzzle on page 6 Solution


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1973 CHEV PICK-UP, auto 307, $500 firm. Drive away. 250-355-2354 1966 VOLKSWAGEN VAN, complete, very rusty, good papers, $500obo. 1980 Volovo wagon, no motor, $200obo 266-6947 1988 FORD F250 SCab 2WD PU. Propane Powered. Camper Ready. 324,606 km. 900.00 OBO 250.399.4596 ALASKAN CAMPER- IDEAL for hunter, lowers, furnace, stove & fridge- $600 OBO 250-352-3248 1999 FORD RANGER 4X4 x-cab, V6, AC, CD, Auto, 245K Great Shape! $3900 250-344-0680 Golden 1973 CAMPER VAN For Sale, rebuilt transmission, runs well, body in good shape, $600 250-352-0416 FOR SALE: 2007 Ford Ranger XL 4x2 Reg. cab, 5-spd. manual/OD , sk9M000099 air/radio, trailer tow, 35,000 KM. Gray Metallic No GST, remaining warranty. Excellent Condition. $10,500 Firm. Phone 250-355-2491 84 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER. 4 cyl $2000, 1991 Ford F150 4x4 $1500. 2004 Kawasaki KX250F. $2500 250 551 0754

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October 7, 2009

House Sitting





Shared Accom.

LOOKING FOR A long term housesit in Nelson area starting October. Brenda 250-505-7555

2BDRM HOUSE AND 1 bdrm guest house/studio. 2 beautiful acres. Pet’s ok. $1175/month + utilities. Nov 1st. 250-505-3345. SMALL, QUIET BACHELOR suite Upper Fairview. Available immediately. NS/NP $475 util. included. 3658323 WINLAW 2 BDRM renovated mobile on 1acre ns/np $750+ utilities, references, deposit Nov.15th (204)2681650 ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT in quiet uphill Nelson heritage home, main floor, private entrances. Fireplace, free internet, laundry. $900+utilities. DD and references required. 250-352-9545

2 BEDROOM HOUSE at 12Mile on the waterfront. Available Nov. 1st, 1200/month plus utilities. 250-5091011 after 5 p.m.

1 BEDROOM SUITE in Nasookin (3 mile). Completely renovated & immaculate. Gas fireplace. Mature tenant preferred. $850/month utilities included. 250-505-2067

NELSON, AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY, 2 bedroom plus storage, no smoking, no pets, $985 per month, 551-4821

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE to live in, 3 meals/day, smoking permitted, no drugs or drinking. Free room and board. Call evenings after 4 p.m. 250-398-5473

Rentals - Commercial

LOCATED IN FAIRVIEW, Nov.1st Suites clean responsible individual, Prefer Semi-Vegetarian, N/P,W/D $325+Utilities 250-3544874 Trevor/Krista

FOR RENT-FULLY FURNISHED 3 bedroom House, gorgeous, lakeview, close to town, yet PRIVATE!! November 1st, 250-354-7134

OCT-1, VERY PRIVATE 3-bdrm 2storey bungalow Nelson. Referecesbackground check required. 5 appliances 1000/month no smoking-pets. 352-9282

EXPERIENCED RELIABLE PROF. female is available to housesit/petsit with refs. Short/long term. 250-3084084, email: potatosalad64@yahoo. ca EXPERIENCED NON-SMOKING HOUSE SITTER/PET-SITTER available in Rossland. With refs. Email: MATURE EXPERIENCED COUPLE from Nelson New-Zealand for house exchange or house rental 24/0126/03 EXPERIENCED HOUSESITTER AVAILABLE for longer term housesits in Nelson area. Dependable, trustworthy, tidy. Jen 250-505-6515

Real Estate WATERFRONT NEAR WINLAW. For sale 29.9 acres with 2 rentable 1 bdrm houses. Asking $395,000. Call 250-226-7424 FAIRVIEW: 208 VIEW St. 4bdrm 2.5bath, view of Kootenay Lake, large deck w/ hot tub, private backyard, w/ creek, forest, friendly neighbourhood. Close to hospital and schools. Priced to sell $475, 000, 250-505-5389. 5 BDRM BRAND new executive home gorgeous mntn. river views ten min from Nelson $670,000 250-352-3559 RIVERVALE 3 BED 2 bath house large rooms, hot tub, fenced, offers over $198,500 quick possession 250-368-3127

Rentals OCT-JULY: ONE BEDROOM in South Slocan house/property with busy couple, near Dam Inn. $400/ month.359-7670.Thanks!

2BDRM WITH LARGE living room, uphill Nelson, view, deck, N/P $900/ month, 250-354-0177. 11’X 20’ ROOM with private bathroom, shared kitchen,& laundry, spacious & comfortable for a full-time employed, student, single. $450, Nov 1st. Located at 6Mile, north shore Nelson with parking on the lake. 250825-0126 SPACIOUS FURNISHED 3BDRM main-floor, great yard, 5min to Nelson. Mature, N/S, N/P, $1000+, available immediately. 505-2060 SEEKING RESPONSIBLE ROOMMATE for shared-living in Rosemont across from Selkrik College/bus-route. October 1st, $400/month. (250)551-5433

SEPARATE ROOM/BATH, PARTIAL exchange for rent helping elderly woman shop, socialize Nov 1 - Feb 28. ROOMMATE WANTED. MUST like dogs & have vehicle. Long Beach. Bright. Beautiful. Lake view. (250)5054285 ROOM 4 RENT, Jan 1, furnished, wireless, all util. included, $500. Clean, close to Baker.Call 250-5091964

2 BEDROOM,1 BATHROOM house for rent close to downtown,F/S,W/D. No smoking, pets negotiable, Nov.1st $1300. 250-505-5208

SUNNY BACHELOR APARTMENT. Quiet responsible single female preferred. NS/NP. Available October 15. References required. $625 inclusive. 250-352-7813 AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 1ST, clean renovated 2 bedroom, n/s n/p, $985 per month, call 505-4820 3 BEDROOM HOUSE near Slocan City on acreage. Wood/electric heat, pets allowed. Available immediately. References. $925+ 250-352-0766 BEAUTIFUL, ONE BEDROOM fully furnished beachfront suite, NS/NP, 5 appliances, all inclusive, November 1, $1000/mth, 354-4485 1+ BEDROOM APT , fenced garden, gas heat & range, coin laundry, parking, $600 + utilities, n/s,n/p. 250357-2161

OFFICE WANTED ONE-ROOM office/studio, central Nelson location. Delia 551-3156 1000SQ FT DOWNTOWN Nelson. Suitable for multiple professions, street front access, lots of parking. Quiet. 250-352-0077

Rentals Wanted HOUSING URGENTLY NEEDED! Clean, safe, lowcost accommodations needed to house local low income citizens. For more information please contact Bev at Nelson Cares at : 250-551-3015

Steel Buildings FUTURE STEEL BUILDINGS Durable, Dependable, Pre-engineered, All-Steel Structures. Custom-made to suit your needs and requirements. Factory-Direct affordable prices. Call 1-800-668-8653 ext. 170 for free brochure. STEEL BUILDING SALE!.... PRICED TO SELL! Canadian manufacturer. Quick delivery. SPECIAL SIZES. 20X30, 25X40, 30x40, 35X50, 40X60, 48x90, 50X110, 60X150. OTHERS! 1-800-6685422. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers, since 1980.

FURNISHED BEDROOM 5MIN from Selkirk College. Wireless internet, W/D. Rent $550/month all inclusive 250-352-5501

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CRAWFORD BAY: CABIN for Rent. $575.00 plus electric/heat. N/S. References. Call 250-505-2555 3 BEDROOM HOUSE, Crawford Bay. Nov.1/09. $780.00, elec./heat, month. n/s, references. Call 250-505-2555 SHARED ACCOMODATION, ROOM for rent $450 a month including utilities, internet access, small pets ok, n/s. 250-352-9268

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BEAUTIFUL TREATMENT ROOM in a full service clinic for rent. Reception & utilities included. Perfect for a chiropractor, RMT or other licensed practitioner. For more information please call the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences Outpatient Clinic at 250352-9952.

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2BDRM MOBILE HOME 5 km west of Salmo $600/month plus utilities. 250-357-0012

private riverfront house in Slocan Park. N/S N/P $650/month + utilities 250-5052067


1 BDRM LOWER suite of private riverfront house in Slocan Park. N/S N/P $700/month + utilities 505-2067

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Enjoy the awesome river views from the large West facing deck from this 3 bed. 2 bath renovated family home located on a large 76x140 lot in uphill. Home also boasts beautiful 2 bed. suite down.

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!

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Fully rented commercial building with highway access and off-street parking located in downtown Nelson is an excellent investment or development opportunity.


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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.


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Home isn’t defined by the things we own When my family and Nest Building high speed Internet, I first moved to Nelson granite countertops, 15 years ago, we rented or air conditioning. a cottage on the waterWe all lived, ate, front while looking for played and worked a permanent home. in one main room. The cottage didn’t The cottage didn’t come with many modallow us to scurry ern conveniences; it was off to distant corKate Bridger arbitrary in its delivery ners to engage in of hot water, drafty in the winter individual activities in separate and short on square footage. We rooms. Instead, it brought us all didn’t have 50 television channels, together.

We stayed there for 10 months – long enough for real life to intrude and yet our relaxed summer-cottage feeling endured. Of the 19 addresses I have occupied in my lifetime thus far, this little cottage is number two on my list of “homes that hug.” Entertaining was easy because nothing other than good company and informality were expected. Housework was simple because there wasn’t much house to

work on and when repairs were required, they weren’t our problem. Freed from the obligations that come with the ownership of property and stuff, we had time and energy left over for friends and family. I am not naïve enough to believe that we could have lived in a rustic cottage tripping over one another indefinitely, particularly as two small boys grew into much larger and noisier versions

of themselves, but I cherish the sense of home that humble shelter represented. I believe that home is far more likely to be found in imperfection than in immaculate shiny surfaces and state-of-the-art appliances. This is a good reminder to us all, particularly during challenging economic times: home is often more about what we don’t have than about the stuff we think we ought to have.

Kate is an artist and designer offering in-home consultations to help clients create optimal living and working spaces. If you have design questions, you may contact Kate directly at or 352-4653.

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radioactive heavy metals colour volcanic rocks, and I’ve heard that Radon until they end up as sta- sedimentary rocks with gas is heavier than air. So Congrats to ble, non-radioactive lead. phosphate, may contain as how does it get into our But at each step of this much as 100 ppm. Toastmasters home and why will it not radioactive decay chain the Radon is the heaviGeoff Methuen and stay localized to the baseatom nuclei emit radiation est known gas, nine times Cathy Heyland won the ment? Speakeasy – alpha and beta particles, heavier than air. As radon Kokanee Understanding radon’s or gamma rays (more ener- gas moves through under- Toastmasters club speech movement in a home starts getic than x-rays). ��� ���������������������������������������������� ground fissures, it usually contest. Methuen comwith understanding its oridecays into solid particles peted in the humorous Uranium and its� daughgins. ������������������ Bill Lynch, Paul Muntak & Dale Olinyk ter products radium and after several feet. But it speech portion of the Radon is an invisible radon are found in travels much and odourless radioactive ��� nearly ��������������������� ������farther in dry, contest and once again gas. Radon gas is pro- dispersed throughout the all rocks and soils. Most permeable soils, like gravel kept the club laughing to three or course sand. Radon is with his speech entitled duced during the natural Earth’s crust. As the atoms contain only one ��� ������������������ disintegration of radioac- of radioactive heavy metals parts per million (ppm) soluble in water and under- “Hittin’ the Half Life.” tive heavy metals uranium disintegrate, they change of uranium but some, like ground streams can carry it Heyland used her wits and improv skills to dazand thorium, which are into lighter and lighter granites, dark shales, light- long distances. club in the table Bill, Paul and Dale are building consultants with Lynch Building Inspection Services Ltd. of Nelson. Send ques- zle the������ tions to Archived copies of Home Front can be found at topics competition.

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During the month of October we will contribute $25 to the

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The two, and runner up Dustin East, will compete in the area competition on ��� Saturday, Oct. 3 against three other clubs located � in the Kootenays. T o a s t m a s t e��� r s International is a nonprofit educational orga��� nization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. For information about our local Toastmasters club, visit http://kokanee.

EXTRAORDINARY LAKEVIEW $290,000 & $475,000

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Street Talk This Thanksgiving holiday, what are you thankful for? For life in general, and for healthy children and this beautiful town. May Murray

That I have a decent job! Darcy Warnick Nelson

Used book donations needed

Starting now Friends of the Nelson Library are busy preparing for their annual Giant Used Book Sale and they’re looking for donations of good used books. Encyclopedias or Readers Digest books are

Family, friends, our health and God. Kent & Yvonne Duclos Victoria



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Condos go on sale Minor injuries after pair hit by car Please proof for accuracy then phone, fax or email with any changes or an approval. P...


Condos go on sale Minor injuries after pair hit by car Please proof for accuracy then phone, fax or email with any changes or an approval. P...