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All were invited to celebrate the Festival of Lights and light the menorah on the first night of the eight-day celebratiion of Chaunnakah at the Velvet Underground on Friday, Dec. 11. The celebration, called First Light was an all-ages event.

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From left to right: Ryan Bobby, Nikki Gaskill, Simon Grypna, Janet Scott-Pryke, Dana Barter and Jane Clark all stepped in to help people displaced from the fire last week.

Safeway steps in by Stephanie Taylor Early last week, over 100 people were displaced in Fairview while a fire raged at 909 Ninth Street and at 5 am Nikki Gaskill, assistant manager at Nelson Safeway, answered a call for help in true spirit of the season. Fire Emergency Services was unavailable, so Gaskill gathered some staff and in half an hour had coffee, donuts, snacks, fruit, and even diapers brought to LV Rogers Secondary, which is where the displaced residents were housed. “It is the first time we’ve gotten a call to help like this, but people needed help so of course, we jumped in,” Gaskill said. One thing that didn’t come with the supplies was a bill. “It is so characteristic of Nikki to be

so generous,” said Ryan Bobby, the Safeway employee who helped Gaskill make the early morning delivery. There is an ongoing investigation regarding the cause of the fire, but the Nelson Fire Department does not at this time think that the fire is suspicious. There were no occupants in the house when firefighters arrived. The house can be rebuilt, according to Nelson Fire Chief Simon Grypna, but there is over $200,000 in damage. “There is some concern that there were no working smoke alarms in the house,” Grypna explained. “We strongly remind everyone to ensure that the smoke alarms in their homes are in working order.” With the recent cold snap in Nelson, a lot of

people are turning to fireplaces, space heaters and electric blankets to keep warm, but Grypna warns that it is crucial to use all precautions when using these, and other, heating devices. Make sure they are not near combustible materials, and clean fireplace chimneys regularly. The number one safety precaution that everybody can take is having a functional smoke alarm. That is why the Nelson Fire Department is offering free smoke alarms to those who can’t afford them. Thhe fire department available by phone at 352-3103 to answer any questions or concerns people have about fire safety precautions. Grypna added, “The Fire Department wants to wish everyone a fire safe and Merry Christmas.”

Think Avalanche. Think Flood. Think Fire! In 2009, hundreds of staff, agencies, situations that arise in our region. As we prepare for emergencies this and volunteers pulled together to train and respond to emergencies through- coming winter season and into 2010, we out the Regional District of Central invite increased involvement of the pubKootenay. From avalanches last winter lic. Dedicated and trained volunteers to wildfires this summer, emergency per- make a huge contribution to the successsonnel were trained, ready and on task ful management and outcome of critical when situations called for their expertise incidents. Avalanche, flood, fire, major incident, and action. Part of the funding for emergency pre- thanks to funding by the Government paredness is provided by the Government of Canada and the Province of British of Canada through the Joint Emergency Columbia, thanks to the commitment Preparedness Program. This year that of agencies to ensure training for staff, funding supported emergency train- and thanks to the active involvement of ing throughout the Central Kootenay. volunteers, we’re ready. This training included a regional emerMembers of the public interested gency exercise that involved RDCK, in helping out with Emergency Social the municipalities of Kaslo, Creston, Services are invited to contact Noreen Nakusp, Slocan, Salmo and Nelson early Clayton, RDCK Emergency Program in the year. As well, participants from BC Coordinator, at 250 352-8177. Ambulance, RDCK, RCMP, Emergency - submitted Social Services and regional fire departments received Incident Command System 200 level training. Incident Command training provides the structure ��� for managing all kinds of emergencies. Funds from the Joint ������ Emergency Preparedness Program Grant also sup����������������������� ported the purchase of ������������������� emergency generators ��������������������������� in Nelson and Kaslo and Emergency Operation ������������ Centre equipment need������������������������������������������ ed to manage the critical

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Michelle Mungall launches new website by Stephanie Taylor Six classes from LV Rogers Secondary school received a visit from our MLA Michelle Mungall on Maonday, Dec. 14.. Mungall was at the school to launch her new website, which will provide all of her constituants, even those who aren’t of votingg age, with information about who she is, what the NDP is doing in Victoria, and even includes a tour of the roof of the legislative building. “We want it to be fun and meaningful, and who better to launch a website to than students?” Mungall said. The main focus of the website is toallow her constituants to have access to her every day, Mungall explained. Through her blog, video posts of her questions during question period in Victoria, and even her Facebookk and youtube pages, people in the Nelson-Creston riding can easily follow along with what is happening in the House. “There are 30,000 people who are my boss,

even you,” she said to the group of grade nine, 10 and 11 English, Social Studies, and French students. “Even those of you who can’t vote yet are my boss.” .The presentation lasted about an hour, and afterward the students got a chance to ask Mungall some questions. Instead of the comments being about the webbsite, most of the students wanted to talk about climate change, renewable energy, the recession and our carbon footprints. They were an engaged, attentive audience and were interested in Mungall’s responses. “The students at LVR are remarkable, they really care about the issues that affect us,” she added. Mungall’s website can be viewed at www. michellemungall,com. The website includes her contact information, some FAQ’s about what her office does as the official opposition as well as a list of things Mungall does to reduce her carbon footprint.

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Stepping Stones turns five by Stephanie Taylor “It’s a funny thing about our job,” said Mike McGaw, supervisor of Stepping Stones on the afternoon of their fifth anniversary, “ideally we hope that in another five years, we wont have to be here.” The nature of working in an organization that helps people who cannot find housing is that the staff is always trying to work their way out of a job. Stepping Stones, the short-term housing facility located under Ward Street Place, celebrated their fifth anniversary with an intimate festive gathering on Friday, Dec. 11. The facility provides a safe place to stay for up to 30 days for people who need a short-term housing solution. There are 19 beds in all, up from 13 when they opened their doors, and they have never been empty for a single night. “It is shocking how many people who stay at Stepping Stones are very employable, either have jobs or want to work and have really good references,” McGaw explained. “But there are a lot of people who are making minimum wage or on assistance in this town,

and the rent or mortgage payments are just too high. “It’s eat or pay rent for a lot of people here. If they don’t have a backup plan or miss one paycheck, they can lose their home.” The staff at Stepping Stones provide tenants with essential services to help them find long-term housing, including helping with housing searches and providing resources. Residential Transitional Support Worker Bev Dervey takes people to meet landlords and helps to find roommates, in an effort to halt the ‘revolving door’ that so many tenants get caught up in. Stepping Stones works closely with their upstairs neighbours at Ward Street Place, and many people from the temporary facility find themselves a transitional apartment for six months or a year. Gerald Beaudry, the Residential Supervisor at Ward Street Place, explained why transitional housing is such an important step for many of their residents. “Most of all, people need to feel safe. If they don’t have a safe place to sleep, how can they possibly think of finding a steady job and home?” he said. “Once a person feels safe here, we encourage

Christmas letters Back in the era when Ann Landers was the standard-setter for most of Anglo-America, you could depend on at least one December letter in her column dissing the concept of the Christmas letter. They would read something like this: “ If I never get another bragging Christmas letter, it will be way too soon.” They might continue with a mock letter. “John, our oldest, finished his residency in neurosurgery at Columbia Medical Centre. Jane got her PhD. in micro-biology last June, and is now working for Mega-Tech Inc. Lance, our baby, just quarterbacked his team to victory in the State final, has been offered a free ride at three different Ivy League schools, and has a GPA of 4.0.” They would then conclude that Joe Average and his family can’t compete with that, so why even be forced to read it. Granted that letters like that are hard to take, most Christmas letters have a gentler tone. They may be seen as hold-overs from a day when correspondence by letter was

Been Thinking About

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both more common and considered an art form when done well. It was recently suggested to me that such annual correspondence is just a slower version of Facebook. As one who resists being sucked into all the things that the Wonderful World of the Web can provide, I have no first hand experience with Facebook. But some Facebook users have agreed that there is a level of analogy here. At any rate, this seems to be the way that many people in my generation and older maintain a loose but ongoing and well-defined relationship with people we have known forever. If I’m on your list, please keep in touch. If you are on mine and you don’t want to be, let me know! I’ll gladly save the postage.

George Millar is a long-time resident of the West Kootenay. Been Thinking About is an exploration of events and organizations in the region, seen from a senior’s perspective. You can email him via the Express at express@expressnews.bc.ca

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Setting it straight In last week’s story about the KLH Foundation House, we reported that the Foundation expects to sell the house for around $250,000. In fact, that is what they are hoping to make off of the sale of the house minus the cost of building. The actual selling price of the house is unknown due to the fluidity of the housing market.

Having a hay day by Joy Flemke & Steven Reichert STEPHANIE TAYLOR

Mike McGaw (front) and some of the Stepping Stones staff relax at their 5th anniverary party on Friday, Dec. 11.

people to become a part of the apartment community.” To do this, Beaudry holds town hall meetings for the residents, giving them a chance to have their voice heard and their opinions and ideas respected. There are also barbeques in the summer and Christmas tree decorating over the holidays. The residents can volunteer to help prepare meals or clean up, but there is no pressure to interact if a resident doesn’t want to. “We have more lone wolves in these 35 rooms than in the rest of town, I bet,” Beaudry said. “But I’ve seen people come a long way, and when we’re cooking Christmas dinner and everyone’s door is open and there are 10

stoves and ovens going to prepare food, it’s a great thing.” Ideally, according to McGaw, there will be a more multi-faceted approach to solving the housing problem in Nelson. “We need more basement apartments on a small scale, we need to have medium-scale solutions like turning a large house into a 3- or 4-plex, and we need large-scale projects like trailer parks and condos that are affordable enough for those who are struggling to make ends meet. “I hope we don’t have to be around in five more years, but until there is a real solution we will continue to keep providing emergency support to those in need.”

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The Nelson Municipal Library has recently surpassed the $300,000 mark in its quest to secure $450,000 for the planned Expansion Project. “We have $321,000 confirmed through a combination of grants, fundraisers and donations,” says Chief Librarian June Stockdale. “We are so close to realizing our goal and being able to initiate our growth plans.” As Christmas approaches the Library encourages folks to consider donating in someone’s name as a Christmas gift or purchasing a Winner’s Choice Vacation raffle ticket with a chance to win a wonderful travel package just in time to go under the tree. Christmas donation honourees will receive a seasonal card addressed to your specifications. You can now donate online through the Library’s website at http://nelson.bclibrary.ca, choose the Expansion Project page.

Creston Valley Wildlife Conservation Area gets new truck for Christmas

BC Hydro and the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) generously came forward to partner with the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area (CVWMA) to purchase a new truck for the CVWMA. The new vehicle will be used to access the network of dykes in the wetland, to perform needed management practices and to move and haul things as required. BC Hydro has been a supporter of the CVWMA since 1998, providing key core funding each year. HCTF has awarded much needed and appreciated grants over the years for habitat restoration and operations and maintenance projects. Earlier this year BC Hydro made its eleventh annual contribution to Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area with a contribution of $379,978. The CVWMA is an actively managed wetland. Water levels are controlled and management techniques are utilized to keep the area productive for the wide range of wildlife species that frequent the area for food, shelter, protection and reproduction.

This allows the pikas to take full advantage of a wider range of vegetation found in the sparse alpine meadows. The vegetation in the piles dries in the intense alpine sun, but it’s not sunny all the time. At the first drop of rain, the alpine becomes a blur of small reddish brown scampering critters, working feverishly to store the hay in dry places under overhanging rocks, ledges or even underground. If the vegetation gets wet, it will mildew and rot, proving potentially fatal for the small pika. By first snowfall, all pikas who survived a summer of eagles, hawks, weasels, and other predators, have settled in snugly for the winter. The outcome of the next few months is dependent on how successful their gathering for winter has been. If you are hiking above the tree line and find a pile of dried plants on the rocks around you, don’t disturb it. It may not look like much, but it means the world to the pika.

Walking along an alpine trail on a crisp fall day, you may stumble on piles of stacked vegetation and wonder how they got there. What may look like random piles of grass, herbs and flowers is actually a carefully organized system of food preparation. The furry pika, a cousin of the snowshoe hare, has been busy this summer and fall, harvesting and preparing its stores for winter. The pika lives among rock slides on steep slopes above timber line. They do not hibernate and therefore must collect all their food in summer and fall to prepare for the cold snowy winter ahead. Many alpine plants protect themselves from herbivores by producing toxins to discourage animals from eating them. Pikas collect these plants at specific times of their growth and place them in their forage piles on flat rocks in the open. The sun’s rays break down the toxins within the plant. Joy Flemke and Steven Reichert are second year Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students at Castlegar’s Selkirk College.

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Subsidized housing doesn’t cost taxpayers Editorial The giving season Everybody knows that feeling you get around this time of year, when you think a little more than usual about people who don’t have friends and family to spend time with over the holidays, or maybe don’t have the resources to buy tons of gifts for under the tree. Its a time where most people open their hearts and their wallets to help make someone else’s Christmas season a little brighter. Nelson is full of people who give all year long. In our special giving insert, we highlight three major foundations in Nelson who work all year to provide education, medical services and much needed funds to non-profit organizations. There are many ways to help out this holiday season. You can donate money, clothing, non-perishable food or time to the overflowing pool of non-profits that need your help and support. With funding cuts happening across the board, there is always a need for assistance. Or you can take a cue from many of Nelson’s children, who instead of receiving Christmas or birthday presents, they ask for food bank donations that go to local families in need. These children selflessly think of others the way we all hope our children do, and they prove as great role models to their friends and parents. The old adage is true; it is better to give than to receive. So this year instead of spending too much on material (often unnecessary) things, donate to your favourite charity. Instead of buying gifts for friends just for the sake of buying something, host a dinner party and enjoy their company. Because time, laughter and memories make better gifts than socks, and it something that unlike most gifts, can be regifted over and over. Happy holidays, readers. May your homes be filled with laughter and joy this holiday season.

Fish Heads & Flowers Flowers A huge bouquet of flowers to the wonderful woman who found and brought back my dog out at Kokanee Park. Karma does come around. - a grateful dog owner Fishheads to the righteous eavesdroppers who condemned me for shopping at a local chain store. - trying to save money Flowers to the helpful clerk at a local china shop who directed me to where I might find some local jewelry. My sister in Manitoba will be delighted come Christmas morning. relieved brother Fish Heads Fish Heads to the League team that didn’t show up on Monday night. Try the phone next

time. – stood up and angry Flowers a beautiful bouquet of dandelions and wildflowers to everyone who makes stepping stones possible - homeless but not hopeless Fishheads To the woman who almost hit me and three children crossing the road. You have no patience to wait three seconds until we step up onto the curb? You should not have a license. - Angry mama Flowers To some wonderful youth of our lovely city who are such a blessing! Keep at it! Your fun personalities, smiles and humour brighten our world! grateful parent

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

Dear Editor, This is in response to Gunter Rett`s letter in the Dec. 9th issue of the Express. Before you spout off, maybe you should do your research. The housing shortage is not just affecting people in Nelson, there are housing issues across Canada. Indeed, the BC Court of Appeal has just ruled that homeless people in Victoria have a right to camp in city parks. The cost to taxpayers for subsidized housing is minimal. When I was doing volunteer work in the downtown eastside of Vancouver a few years ago, I learned that we spend less than 1 per cent of our tax money on housing and helping homeless or low income families. In a country as rich as Canada, this is shameful. The fact that the dorms at 10th Street

campus have been vacant for so many years is also a disgrace. Not all of us live here because it`s `trendy`or `cool`. Many of us live here because it is home. Not all people who are low income are bad tenants. I have been renting for 17 years and have never been evicted or been late with my rent. My 14 year old cat has never caused damage. If you don`t want to deal with irresponsible tenants, either don`t become a landlord, or choose carefully who you rent to. Also, I don`t see any subsidized housing in Winlaw, so I don`t think your taxes are going to pay for my subsidized unit anyway. Tracy Franklin, Nelson

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Nelsonites need to get involved in politics Dear Editor: Ever wonder how many of Nelson’s residents really care what happens in our town? It seems most people are happy to just go with the flow, while council members spend money and make decisions that affect us all. It raises the question in my mind when council makes these decisions if they really consider what is best? And how do they know what is best? Are they acting as representatives of the people or merely pushing their own

agendas? Some councilors are wonderful and we need to thank them, others need our public input! Feedback from more residents sure would be helpful. I suggest that people participate however they can; have a conversation with your neighbor. Emails are easy to write, send them in! How about expressing your opinion via letter to the editor? Stefano Bozzi, Nelson

Eating! And getting the family together. Wendy Martin, Nelson

24,000 British Columbians say no to HST The first legislative session of the 39th BC Parliament is now wrapped up. It has been an interesting three months of debate, discussion and decisions. Being new to the job, I found myself steadily hiking up a learning curve, but the view along the way has been great. I’ve learned how to be a frequent BC traveller after many trips back and forth between Nelson and Victoria –not to mention trips to all parts of BC to listen to citizens. I’m starting to figure out the Parliamentary rules, which according to veterans is a lifelong task. Most notably, as a member of the Finance Committee and chairing the NDP Opposition Women’s caucus, I’m learning British Columbians’ vision for their province, their ideas and solutions to current problems. The last three weeks of Session saw every NDP MLA introduce petitions opposing the HST into

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Michelle Mungall, MLA for Nelson-Creston

the House. Over 24,000 signatures in three weeks, and there are tens of thousands more. In Kamloops, I helped locals collect over 1000 signatures in just two days. Contrary to what the Liberals are saying and wishing was true, no one believes them when they say this $1.9 billion tax shift away from corporations onto individuals and families is good for BC. The polls and the people on the ground are clear about that. To commemorate the Montreal Massacre on December 6, the BC Federation of Labour has invited me to be their guest

speaker. Remembering that 14 women died because one man didn’t think that engineering was an appropriate career path for women is disheartening, but it galvanizes my resolve for gender equality. I’m glad that I stand with workers, mothers, fathers --millions of people-- to say that violence against women is not acceptable and that we will continue to work for peace. With the Holidays approaching, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Season. May joy and peace fill your homes and hearts as we cozy up with family and friends. Please join me and my office staff, Laurie and Della, for lunch on December 16 at Our Daily Bread. We are hosting the MLA’s Community Holiday Party. All are welcome, so please join us and your neighbours for a delicious lunch and a happy holiday.

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Sports & Recreation Keep warm and have fun this winter NDCC, Saturday, Dec. 19 from 11 am to 1 pm. Call Jane at 352-6510 for more information. Although the fall session is almost over, it wouldn’t be complete without the annual Christmas party skate with Santa on Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. The Santa skate is free of charge. The Rhythmic Gymnastics winter program starts Jan. 4, 2010. Please Register at (250) 505-1812 or rhythmics@telus.net. Mondays at Redfish School, Tuesdays and Thursdays at South Nelson School, and Wednesdays at Brent Kennedy School, Nelson Youth Soccer will be starting registra-

Keeping warm this season includes keeping active, and there’s no shortage of things to do in our area. Glacier Gymnastics is opening their online registration for their winter camps on Dec.14 at 8 am. Camps are $40 for three days, and is for kids ages 4 and up, The camps are either Dec 21-23, or Dec 29-31. Check out details at www.GlacierGymnastics. com. On the heels of a very successful fall competition in Grand Forks (with Nelson’s silver and gold medalists) comes the Nelson figure skating winter season. Registration for the January winter Canskate program is at the

In The Zone Kim Palfenier

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tion on Jan. 11, 2010. It seems early but this is the time needed to sort the players into teams, find coaches and sponsors, and have the jerseys ready in time for the season start. Deadline for Rep registration is Feb. 28. NYSA is also embarking on two initiatives to raise funds

for the CT Scanner. They are offering a $5 donation option at registration and will also be hosting a raffle for three World Cup Soccer balls during the season. NYS is seeking coaches for Rep and House, and Division Managers. Please see www.nys.ca for more information. Lastly, but in the spirit of the season of giving, the NDCC is hosting a New Years Eve family party fundraiser from 6 to 8 pm on New Year’s Eve. Funds raised will go directly to local youth sport groups struggling with the recent financial cutbacks. Contact NDCC for more info.

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ongoing.

Events Fri. Dec. 18

Sundays cont. QUAKER MEETING 723 Ward, upstairs, 9:45. 354-3859. SUNDAY MORNING WORHSIP, Community Church, Passmore Hall, 11 a.m.

NELSON YOUTH THEATRE’S “Best Christmas Pageant Ever”, Dec. 16th & 18th, 4:30pm & 7 p.m., @South Nelson Elementary!

Sat. Dec. 19

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.

PROSPERO POTTERY “SHA Bang A Bang, 6-9 p.m. The Factory 301 Vernon

Sun. Dec. 20

NELSON AA - Sunday Morning 10 a.m. The Cellar. 717A Vernon St.

Wednesdays

NELSON UNITED CHURCH service, 10 a.m. 602 Silica St. All are welcome. DROP IN ULTIMATE frisbee $7. SoccerQuest indoor field. 308 Cedar St., 4:30 - 6 p.m.

NEED INEXPENSIVE BIRTH CONTROL? Options for Sexual Health drop-in clinic. 333 Victoria St. 5:30-8 p.m.

ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH Service 10:15 a.m. 1805 Silverking Rd. You are welcome. 352-2515

and weight? OA supPROBLEM WITH EATING por t group 5-6 p.m., Nelson Hospital cafeteria. 250-352-7717/1-800-611-5788. www.endoftrail.ca/OANelson.htm

ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH Everyone welcome to 4 p.m. worship 21 Silica St. 354-3308

THE NELSON SCRABBLE CLUB meets Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Info 250352-6936 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Harrop Hall, Harrop 5:30 p.m. DOES SOMEONE’S DRINKING TROUBLE YOU? Al-Anon meeting noon The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. NUTRIENT-RICH COOKING classes every Wed/Sun. Many topics to choose from. Contact Lorraine at lorraine@earthlobby.com or 250-352-3860. GLACIER HARMONIES Women’s Barbershop Chorus. All welcome at 7 p.m. to Baptist Church, 611-5th St. Nelson. Dorothy 352-7199 or Joey 352-3393

PUBLIC MEDITATION 12 - 1 p.m. All welcome. Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre 444 Baker St. www.nelsonbuddha.com SAHAJ MARG group 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 WALKING CLUB MEETING Under Orange Bridge Nelson, 10 a.m. Proximately 2 hours walk 250.352.3517 libaz@shaw.ca CHOIR AT NDYC 3:30-5:30. Call 352-5656 for details

Thursdays IS ALCOHOL A PROBLEM IN YOUR LIFE? AA Meetings, Lunch Bunch at Noon. Into Action Big Book Study at 8:00 p.m. The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. ACUPUNCTURE for ADDICTIONS Free drop-in clinic, 1:30 p.m. Located at 333 Victoria Street, 2nd Floor. 505-7248

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

Mondays 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. www.nelsonbuddha.com 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 BADMINTON CLUB meets at Mary Hall Gymnasium, 7 - 9 p.m. Everyone welcome. Anne 250-352-7536 Guy 250-352-6330. ADULT BADMINTON @ Redfish School, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. $20. Bring racquet and indoor footwear. For info call 229-4346 229-4343 229-4485 TOASTMASTERS 2ND AND 4TH Thursday (each month): Improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. http://kokanee.freetoasthost.ws

Fridays 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.

Saturdays 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 250-352-6936. NELSON CHESS CLUB every Saturday morning, all welcome. Seniors Hall, 777 Vernon St. CHILDREN’S ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS Ages 4-7 at The Moving Centre. Call The Dance Path, Marguerite Wood, 359-2926.

HAPPY SOLSTICE to Everyone!

Thurs. Dec. 24 CHRISTMAS EVE!

Fri. Dec. 25 MERRY CHRISTMAS from everyone at The Express!

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NELSON BADMINTON CLUB meets at Mary Hall Gymnasium, 7 - 9 p.m. Everyone welcome. Anne 250-352-7536 Guy 250-352-6330

Wed. Dec. 16

DROP IN GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP. 7-9 p.m. at Broader Horizons, 905 Gordon Road, back door.

REGGAE WEDNESDAYS Velvet Underground. 6 p.m. onward. Peace to all. By Donation

ADULT BADMINTON @ Redfish School, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. $20. Bring racquet and indoor footwear. For info call 229-4346 229-4343 229-4485

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YOUNG FELLOWS OFF BOOZE AA Meeting 8 p.m. Vernon St.

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SARVA SHAKTI SADHANA Initiation & weekly circle 7-8 p.m., ManiStone Centre, # 209-507 Baker St, 505-7832. NELSON COMMUNITY BAND Rehearsals, 7:30-9:00, First Baptist Church, 611 5th St, New members welcome. 352-6119 COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE with Kim Masse, North Shore Hall 7:15pm kimmasse@shaw.ca 505-2684.

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OPEN MIC NIGHT with Estevan @ The Royal.

Thurs. Dec. 17 KENNY CONRAD & Aspen Switzer @ The ROYAL. 8 p.m..

ACUPUNCTURE for ADDICTIONS Free drop-in clinic, 1:30 p.m. Located at 333 Victoria St, 2nd Floor. 505-7248

PARENT & CHILD TIME at the Harrop Hall. 10 a.m. - 12 noon Information: Lesley 825-0140

SOLSTICE REMEMBERED, Uphill 7 p.m. info: 250-551-4431.

SHOTOKAN KARATE 5-7p.m. St. Joseph’s school gym 523 Mill Street

SIGNING CHOIR (sign language) 3:30 p.m. at NDYC, 608 Lake St. www.ndyc.com

NELSON WOMEN’S CENTRE noon - 4 for recycled bag sewing project. 250 352 9916

Mon. Dec. 21 TED TALKS AT “SISSIES”, Winlaw “Explores Alternative Energy A Film and Discussion Night 6:30 p.m.

NELSON SCOTTISH COUNTRY Dancing 7-9 p.m. Central School gym. Beginners welcome, first class free.

SUFFER FROM AN Eating Disorder? Need Support?, 352-9598 after 6 p.m. or mcsuzzie@hotmail.com for more info.

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

WINTER SOLSTICE LABYRINTH Walk. Lakeside Park, Nelson. 2:00 PM. Next to Rotary picnic shelter. Free

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BIBLE STUDY JOY BAPTIST CHURCH, 6:30 p.m. 560 Baker St., Suite #3. Everyone welcome.

REDFISH BADMINTON Ages 15 to 90 Mon Thurs 6:30 p.m. $3 drop in. Call 229-4346 or 229-4343 for more details.

WISDOM VESPERS FOR Gregorian Chant and Tibetan Singing Bowls, with Studio Cantilena. Sunday, Dec. 20th @7 p.m. St.Saviour’s Anglican Church. For information visit www.studiocantilena.com. Mon. Dec. 21

KOSTAMAN DUB SQUAD @ The Royal. 9 p.m.

Fri. Dec. 18 BRITTANY M. PLAYS charming covers and Tortoisey originals at Medi Pizza. THE RELEASE JAMBAND @ The Royal. 9 p.m.. ELLISON’S CAFE CELEBRATES 2 years with customer appreciation days featuring Dan Perreault and Denis Rorick, 12-2 JUDE DAVISON PLAYS acoustic originals and covers Friday nights, Max & Irmas 6 - 9 p.m. XMAS HUMBUG KILLA’ youth party @ Velvet Underground. Sci-fi, EyeDawg AllaLadyAK & Buck & Orbatak $15 9:30 p.m. -1:30 a.m.

Sat. Dec. 19 COUNTRY & WESTERN JAM @ The ROYAL. 2 - 6 p.m. No Cover

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ELLISON’S CELEBRATES WITH Julie Kerr, Craig Korth, Out of the Blue and Never Enough, 12-3. COUNTRY & WESTERN Jam @ The ROYAL. 2-6 p.m.. THE TUQUES @ The ROYAL. 9 p.m.. $10 Cover DINNER MUSIC BY Frank Brooke: Velvet Underground. Sweet Soulful tunes. 7 p.m. dinner and dessert specials

Sun. Dec. 20

Wed. Dec. 16

BRITTANY M. PLAYS charming covers and Tortoisey originals at Medi Pizza.

CAREERS IN HEALTH CARE. Learn about different careers in the Health care field. Free. information/registration 250-352-6200 info@kcds.ca

NOTHIN’ BUT THE Blues. Join QCity Blues Band @ The ROYAL. 7-11 p.m..

NELSON YOUTH THEATRE’S “Best Christmas Pageant Ever”, Dec. 16th & 18th, 4:30pm & 7 p.m., @South Nelson Elementary!

NELSON COMMUNITY BAND and Nelson Childrens Choir! 7:00 pm. 611 Fifth St. Admission by donation.

Thurs. Dec. 17

TUESDAY IS BLUESDAY jam with host band “The Jones Brothers Jam Band. At Finley’s. 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

TNT & BOGAARD/JOINT PRODUCTIONS Present Taylor Lewis in David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries 8 p.m.. Advance Tickets: $15 @ Eddy Music and Reo’s. TNT PLAYHOUSE: corner of Ward and Carbonate Rated PG-13

Tues. Dec. 22

TOONIE TUESDAYS with DJ Synthesis @ The ROYAL. 8 p.m.. ALL AGES OPEN Mic every Tuesday at the CocoaNut Lounge. 6-10 p.m. Hosted by Rob Funk

Sundays

Fri. Dec. 18

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, HERBALISM and Stone Age Skills classes! Ongoing program. Children, teen, adult classes. 357-2822.

TAROT AND DIVINATION WORKSHOP/Retreat with Ashala. $100.00 includes workshop, accommodation and light breakfast/lunch. Info 250-229-2390.

OPEN MIC NIGHT with Estevan @ The ROYAL. 8pm.

TNT & BOGAARD/JOINT PRODUCTIONS Present Taylor Lewis in David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries 8 p.m.. Advance Tickets: $15 @ Eddy Music and Reo’s. TNT PLAYHOUSE: corner of Ward and Carbonate Rated PG-13

KENNY CONRAD & Aspen Switzer @ The ROYAL. 8pm.

PUBLIC MEDITATION 9 a.m. -- 12 p.m Mid-morning refreshments; come and go as you wish. Shambhala Meditation Centre 444 Baker St. www. nelsonbuddha.com WORSHIP SERVICES JOY BAPTIST CHURCH, 10 a.m., 11 a.m, 6:30 p.m., 560 Baker St, Suite #3, 825-4095.

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I found the A main theme is the book to be, community support perhaps, a behind Nelson’s hospitals, bit too brief. especially the Auxiliary, The history which has been an essenis quite inter- tial part of fundraising and esting and I the comfort of patients would have right from the beginning. ���������������������������������������������� ical��� facilities happily read This book is a must-have ������ through to � ������������������ more about for all members of the our current the colourful characters Kootenay Lake Hospital ��� ��������������������� hospital and the Auxiliary of early Nelson medical support that has kept practice. The author told Auxiliary past and presthem smoothly of hospitals gone by, giving ent and their families, as ��� running ������������������ over the years. It is liber- us a small look at some of well as anyone else who ally illustrated with pho- the difficulties their staffs cares deeply about our tos, both colour and black faced that today would be community hospital. All & white, and many from unthinkable, such as car- proceeds go to the KLH the Touchstone Museum, rying surgery patients up CT Scanner fund. Shawn Lamb Archives. and down stairs.

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Giving December 16, 2009

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expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes. Sine you live in Nelson, you probably know a little bit about the spirit of giving, of philanthropy. Maybe you or someone you know volunteers time and knowledge, or perhaps makes donations of money and items,

2010 MS Calendar on sale now

Do you know anyone in Nelson and area who has multiple sclerosis? This disease, the most common neurological condition to affect young adults in Canada is often not immediately apparent. Not everyone with MS needs a wheelchair. Symptoms most commonly include vision problems, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, extreme fatigue and pain. Three times as many women as men will be diagnosed with the disease. At this time there is no cure. The West Kootenay Chapter of the MS Society has produced a 2010 calendar, available for purchase at Vogue Studios on Baker Street, depicting Nelson and area residents who live with MS doing what they love. The calendar was produced with the generous participation of Vogue Studio’s Michael Mayrhofer, whose time and skill

during the holiday season and throughout the year. The next pages contain information about three very important foundations in our community; foundations born out of the desire to help others, to improve our

present and to invest in our future. You will also find listings, fundraising events and information about how you can contribute to some of Nelson’s great non-profit organizations.

With a referral from a health care profes- are partnering again this year for the sional, the Canadian Red Cross will be Holiday Program~ “Anonymous Angel” able to ensure clients receive the proper ~ to benefit the women and children of equipment needed for their recovery. Aimee Beaulieu Transition House this ”Last year the West Kootenay HELP Holiday Season. Depots saw 3,300 people access almost Community members can become 5,800 pieces of equipment. The demand “Anonymous Angels” by visiting is certainly there’” says Liza Soukoroff, Kootenai Moon Furniture at 737 Baker Program Assistant with HELP. Street, and taking an angel tag from If you would like to join one of our the tree. The tag contains information teams, are able to commit two regarding the size and needs of the famRed Cross MELS program amazing to four hours a week, we would love to ily by suggesting a gift card or certificate changes names, not services by that parhear from you! Responsibilities include that would be appreciated���������������� ��� ���������������������������������������������� The Canadian Red Cross - Medical client services, paperwork and the lend- ticular family. The gift���cards/certificates ������������������ � and ���������������� Equipment Loan Service has� undergone ing and cleaning of a variety of medical are for local businesses may be in some changes. What was once known equipment. Full training and support is the form of grocery cards, toy store cer��� - ��������������������� ��� ��������������� as MELS is now called HELP Health provided. tificates etc. Equipment Loan Program. Once cards and certificates are ������������������ The depots will continue���to provide ��� Moon, ��������������� returned to Kootenai Aimee “Anonymous Angel” back short term loans of walkers, wheelchairs, Beaulieu Transition House will ensure Aimee Beaulieu Transition House (a bath aides and other personal care equipthat women and children receive them in ment to people who are recovering at Program of Nelson Community Services time for Christmas. ������ home from an injury, illness or surgery. Centre) and Kootenai Moon Furniture

as a photographer created a great product, and by Hall Printing, who printed the calendar. Funds raised through the sales of the ‘Faces of MS’ calendar will be used to support those in the West Kootenays whose lives are affected by multiple sclerosis. For more information, or to order a calendar, please call 1-866-352-3997.

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Giving December 16, 2009

Selkirk College Development Department: One Gift Goes a Long Way!

In September, 2009, the “Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series Endowment Campaign” was launched. The Series has hosted guests such as Stephen Lewis, Marilyn Bowering and Gwynne Dyer. It is our hope that we will be able to continue to attract speakers of great vision and passion to our area—engaging audiences, expanding perceptions and inspiring individuals to build lives of peace. Selkirk College is committed to raising $200,000 in support of the Series by March, 2010. Funds raised from this campaign will be invested in an endowment fund and the interest on the investment will help sustain the Series.

Wishing you and yours peace and joy this holiday season.

With the continued support of community members and organizations, Selkirk College will become a stronger, more vibrant, learning resource for our region and will draw closer to fulfilling its mission to “develop empowered, effective citizens through rewarding educational and life experiences that are built on our region’s distinct identity.” For a list of student awards S e l k i r k College presents as scholarships and bursaries and to find out more about the Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series Endowment Campaign, please visit selkirk.ca/about/ways-to-give/, or call Pat Henman (250.505.1324) or Joyce Buckler (250.505.1386) in the Development Department.

I love the lectures that you have put on in the past and believe the lecture series to be a valuable contribution to our local culture. I also believe that peace starts at home, and every step counts. I think the goals of the Mir Centre are fantastic and I am pleased to be able to support this initiative.” ~ Tandi Wilkinson, Nelson Community Member

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Through the generous support of individuals, businesses, and organizations within our communities, Selkirk College’s Development Department has awarded scholarships and bursaries to hundreds of students and has successfully managed numerous fundraising campaigns. In the 2008-2009 school year alone, scholarships and bursaries valued at more than $450,000 were distributed to almost 400 students. This financial assistance not only rewards students for outstanding achievement, but often provides the critical financial support many need to complete their studies. Much of the money for student awards is made available through revenue earned by the college’s endowment fund which now stands at approximately $6 million.

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Briefly Prospero Pottery “Sha Bang A Bang”

Saturday, Dec. 19, 6 pm to 9 pm at the Factory, 301 Vernon St. The Prospero Pottery “Sha Bang A Bang”, a pottery party and holiday sale! Come and celebrate the first year of Prospero Pottery with local potter Eryn Prospero.

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Tuesday, Dec. 22, 8 pm at Finley’s Pub, 705 Vernon St. The place to be every Tuesday is Finley’s for the “Tuesday is Bluesday” Blues Jam, with host band “The Jones Brothers Jam Band”.

Music genres featured are blues, soul, R&B, funk blues, roots/rock. Every Tuesday from 8 pm-12 am. Come down to listen and dance or bring your instrument and join in. Each week a featured guest artist will be fronting the host band.

FM Attack

Friday. Dec. 18 at SpiritBar, 422 Vernon St. Shawn Ward created his side project “FM Attack” and recently released the debut album Dreamatic described as an epic journey into 80s space funk, synth pop and Nu Disco. Tickets are $5 at the door.

The crowd braved the snow Sunday, Dec. 13 for the special Holiday Train concert where the Odds performed with Shaun Verrault from Wide Mouth Mason. The event raised around $3,000.

Holiday Train lights up the night by Stephanie Taylor Hundreds of people, from the young in age to the young at heart, braved the cold and snow on Sunday night to gather in Lakeside Park. They were waiting for a visit from the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train and a free concert from Canadian rock band the Odds. The train travels across the country in the winter months housing a moving stage. They also gather food and monetary donations that are given to a local food bank. The Nelson Salvation Army was the recipient of the donations. Events like this

bring in a major portion of the food that the Salvation Army collects for Christmas hampers. “We got 325 applications for Christmas hampers last year, and we have no reason to expect this year will be any different,” said Edith Dean, who works with the Salvation Army and was representing the organization at the event. “But the food also goes to our other programs such as the drop-in centres.” The drop-ins are held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2:30 to 4 pm, and they also run a seniors program. Keeping these programs going is why it is so important to receive the

donations. In 2008 when the train was here last, $2,600 and 5,000 lbs. of food was donated. “This is time of year for giving and we are so glad to see people come out to the event, but the need continues on, 365 days a year,” Dean added. Amidst the entertainment of rock and roll Christmas songs and Odds classics, the Nelson Kiwanis club doled out cups of hot chocolate to the chilly crowd, and the Lion’s Club helped collect donations and load trucks. “The event is always a great success,” said Dean, “and we hope it will be for years to come.”

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to the Institute and particularly to Mr. Macdonald and Ms Harwood, whose artistic achievements enabled our application to succeed,” Horswill added. The award moves the Institute 10 per cent closer to their fundraising goal of $75,000 to commission and mount the premiere production of this new opera. The Institute’s commissioned work, “KHAOS”, is a retelling of the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone set in a contemporary world of climate change and looming environmental catastrophe. Those interested in following the development of the new opera can log onto ��� ���������������������������������������������� the KHAOS website at www.khaosopera.com and listen to new segments� of ������������������ the opera as they are completed. The ��� ��������������������� site also contains information on how donors can contact the Amy Ferguson ��� ������������������ Institute to contribute to the opera commission fundraising campaign. - submitted

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the health pages. First annual Yoga-thon fundraiser at Tipi Camp support your participation in the event by sponsoring you to attend with all monies donated to Tipi Camp. When you arrive at the Yoga-thon, hand your pledge sheet in with the sponsorship money. Tipi Camp hosts many yoga retreats throughout the summer, but the heart of the camp is the WISE camp for children and teens. These Wilderness Immersion and SelfEsteem camps were the impetus for the non-profit organization. For 22 years, Founder and Chairperson of the Guiding Hands Recreational Society, Peter Duryea has provided a place for children and teens to immerse themselves in nature. In the children’s program, kids aged 9 to 12get to experience and trust new aspects of themselves through games and gentle challenges. During the teen mountain camp for ages 13 to 16, counsellors lead the group into the Purcell Mountains where they learn to live together in nature. There are countless opportunities for the teens to discover themselves, and to develop respect for each other

and the world they share. Many children receive bursaries for these programs, allowing the camp to be available to those who need it. An exciting new program for young adults aged 17 to 21 is currently in the development stage; its aim is to fulfill the needs of the teens that fervently wish to continue their relationship with Tipi Camp. For more info contact Tracey at tscan1@yahoo. ca, or Cindy at cindyfillion@live.ca. Check out “Tipi Camp Yoga-thon fundraiser” on Facebook. Donations can be made on the website at www.tipicamp.bc.ca - submitted

Nelson’s Michael Jessen, Volunteer Director for the BC Lung Association, says the QuitNow & WIN contest is a great opportunity for people who want to quit smoking. “We know that at any given time, around seven out of 10 people in BC want to quit smoking,” said Jessen. “The QuitNow & WIN contest gives them a huge online and phone support network, encourages them to turn to a ‘quit buddy’ for encouragement and connects them to a whole community of people who want to quit smoking.” There are more than $20,000 in prizes, provided by corporate sponsor McNeil Consumer Healthcare Canada. The

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Sunday, January 3, 2010, 9 am-7 pm at Tipi Camp, North Shore Hall, 675 Whitmore Rd. Tipi Camp hosts its first annual Yoga-thon Fundraiser in Nelson on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010. The day will begin with 45 minutes of family yoga followed by classes led by Jenna Arpita, Jayanti English, Ally Bogard, Shayla Wright and Karuna Erickson. Yoga classes will be for all ages and all levels. Jennifer Steed will lead an ecstatic dance session to bring the event to a close. Participants can stay for one class, all day or anywhere in between. The event takes place at the North Shore Hall from 9-7 with snacks and lunch available for purchase, with all proceeds going to the Camp to provide equipment and gear for the camp and campers, as well as to defray the costs of camp so it is accessible to everyone. First, pick up a pledge sheet from one of the locations listed below: Shanti Yoga Studio, Still Eagle, Frog Peak Café, Gaia Tree, Whole Foods, and Mojo’s. Take your pledge sheet around to family and friends asking them to

Smokers: quit now and win! first prizes will be awarded around December 17. Winners can choose from a selection of gift cards valued at $100. Registration for this year’s contest closes at 11:59 on January 4, 2010. Contestants must remain smoke-free from January 5 through to midnight on February 2, 2010, to be eligible for prizes. QuitNow & WIN uses a combination of traditional and social media supports to help people quit smoking. Participants can use QuitNow by Phone (1877-455-2233), a free telephone-based counselling program available 24/7 in over 130 languages. They can join online support groups on www.quitnow. ca, an Internet based quit smoking service.

QuitNow Services are managed by the BC Lung Association through grant funding from the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport. This year, contestants can sign up for supportive emails, text messages, Twitter “tweets” and Facebook updates. We want to make sure everyone who’s thinking of quitting smoking knows that there are a ton of supports and encouragement for them. Another innovation in this year’s contest is the addition of QuitKits, which have practical tools to help smokers go smoke free. For more information, please visit www.quitnow. ca. - submitted

body & soul.

to list your service call 354-3910

Acupuncture Kate Butt, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine ......... 551-5283 Michael Smith, Dr. TCM, 10 years experience.........352-0459 Marion Starr, Dr. TCM ............................................... 352-9890 Shauna Robertson, Reg. Acupuncturist ..................... 352-2167

Art Therapy

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

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

Hypnotherapy

Sharon Best, Certified Adv. Hypnotherapist .......... 354-7750 Irene Mock, Reg. www.kootenayhypnotherapy.com352-7035

Massage Services

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

A Touch Of Aloha, Lomi, Cranio, Reflexology .................229-4424 Ginger Joy Rivest, Neuro Somatic Therapy .............505-4284 Palliative Massage Course, July 3-10, 2009 .........1-800-611-5788 Power Essentials, True Aromatherapy & Massage .........505-4144 RUBITIN Mobile/Studio, Deep T., Neuro, Sports .............352-6804 Gabriel Keczan, Neuro Somatic Therapy..........................777-1159

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

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

Richard Klein, Stress Reduction Coach .................... 352-3280 Shayla Wright certified coach/mentor .................... 352-7908

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

Breathwork

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

Bodywork

Chiropractic Coaching Colonics

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

Counselling & Consultation

Sally Shamai, MEd, RCC, individuals & couples .... 1-877-688-5565 Dienna Raye, MA., Counsellor and Life Coach............352-1220 Gail Novack, MEd. Counselling, Grief & Loss .............505-3781 Jenie Taylor, BCST & Somatic Trauma Therapy ...... 551-4022

Feldenkrais Method

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

Nutritionists Pharmacy

Pilates

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

Reflexology

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

Registered Massage

D Voykin RMT, 30 Yrs. Exp. $50/hr Pkgs ..............509-0345 Dennis Keithley RMT since 1983, BSc Kinesiology available evenings weekends and holidays ............................354-8406

Shiatsu

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

Spas

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health calendar. drop-in classes & events Wed n e s d a y s SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 12 - 1:30 p.m. Invigorating Yoga, Elissa 5:30 - 7 p.m. Rejuvanitive Soma Yoga, Shayla 7:30 - 9 p.m. - Invigorating Yoga, Lindsay TRANSCENDENDENT COMBAT SPORTS 6 p.m. Kickboxing. 7 p.m. Submission Grappling. 250-509-1606, Summit Health & Fitness. BELLYFIT FUSION FITNESS 5 - 6 p.m. at the Moving Centre. Call Heather, 354-0492 KOOTENAY AKIDO 5 - 6 p.m. Kids Class, ages 7-12 6:30 - 8 p.m. Adult Class, 213C Baker St. 250-352-3935

OM YOGA STUDIO 5:30 - 7 p.m. Quantum Yoga, Alison 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-825-0011, www.omyogasixmile.com BAHA’I COMMUNITY OF NELSON 7 p.m. 1920 Falls St. 354-0944 Join us for an introduction to the Baha’i Faith.

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graph on page one. Last Friday night Nelson on the Town On Sunday, I found I headed downtown myself in the Nelson to experience some Trading Company. our community’s celebration of the I had wanted to get season. Baker Street lunch at the Full Circle but I was distracted was abuzz with by some young people activity. It all started about 6 pm on who were working on the block where the gingerbread houses. As Nelson Becker Main Street Diner it turns out, Culinary is. There were many Conspiracy has orgapeople, young and old who had come to nized gingerbread decorating sessions see the baby Jesus in the manger. But for young people. They will be running the real draw was the donkey. Kids and for the next two weeks. their parents were lined in the dark and Sunday evening ended at Lakeside cold just to get a short ride. Everyone Park when the Canadian Pacific was joyous. Christmas Train rolled into town. It was From there, I moved a couple of snowing. It was cold. and my ears hurt meters and went downstairs to the from the freezing cold, but the train and Velvet Underground, where there was the people who had come down to see a Chanukah celebration. The event was and listen to the music brought joy to my celebrated with potatoes latkes, jelly heart. Our Mayor John Dooley spoke donuts, Klezmer music and dancing. I – gratefully – a few words. CP donated even shook a leg or two. But the high- $3,000 to our Salvation Army and the light of the evening was the lighting of hundreds of people who came out had a the menorahs. Take a look at the photo- great time.

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The Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation received a Christmas gift of $1,000 on behalf of president Edith Dean and the rest of the Kiwanis Club of Nelson. Pictured are Mike Bonderoff of the Kiwanis Club and KLH Foundation Administrator Bryna Idler. The total to date is $674,782.

Briefly “Metamorphosis” CD-Release

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 8 pm to 1 am at the Velvet Underground, 646 Baker St. The highly anticipated Metamorphosis album, created by Homage, the cofounder of Calgary’s Internal Affairs and his brother DJ Freemoney, has arrived. Call it “Holistic Hiphop” or call it “Heartcore”, this will be an unforgettable evening of “conspiritual” rhymes and conscious music for those who appreciate things of substance and who enjoy a good shake down.

FM 92.5: Christian Radio Comes to Nelson

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Victor Relkoff, 8 years old from Castlegar, was very interested in doing a good job on his house. He wanted to make it as perfect as possible. I asked him what he was thinking about as a future profession. He told me he was thinking about being a farmer and a cook. I am sure whatever he does, it will be done with quality.

Can you imagine the future? Grab your pencil, paintbrush or camera, and begin to Imagine Transition. What will Nelson be like in 2030? What does the path look like to get us there? Imagine Transition includes competitions in video, music, visual arts and creative writing. Participants are asked to portray a positive vision of Nelson in 2030, or interpret the notion of Nelson “in transition.” “In order to move forward in a joyful way, we need to imagine a future that is better than the present, and does not rely on fossil fuels,” says Bill McNally, of the Transition Nelson group. “Imagine Transition is an opportunity for the genius of this community to answer

that question. We want to hear from everyone, who has an impulse to do something creative in any medium.” Transition Nelson is part of a worldwide movement that is mobilizing communities to rebuild local capacity and resilience in the face of the global challenges regarding issues like peak oil and climate change. McNally says that what is unique about the ‘transition’ movement is that it has no fixed agenda. “In essence, the community must answer the question of how to move forward for itself and there is no one ‘right solution’. The ‘transition’ movement offers an opportunity for people to chart their own course.”

The Imagine Transition competitions run from January through March, with the first deadline on January 27. Cash prizes will be awarded in each category. Finalists will perform or exhibit at the Capitol Theatre or Oxygen Art Centre in February and April, or be published in The Express or Nelson Daily News. In some competitions, audience members choose the winners. For full contest details and entry forms, go to www.transitionnelson. org/join-us/imagine. The website also has information about the global transition movement and about Transition Nelson. -submitted

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station. This service is provided by the Seventhday Adventist Church with much-appreciated donations by local businesses. This same signal is being rebroadcast at 105.9, Castlegar; 89.9, Trail; 102.1, Fruitvale; 106.9, Grand Forks; and 92.9, Nakusp.

Frank Brooks

Saturday, Dec. 19, 8 pm at The Velvet Underground Live Performance Kiva, 646 Baker St. under the Dollar Store Frank Brooks will cast his spell at the Underground as he sings from his vast repertoire of songs. His rich baritone voice will take us from standard ballads to blues. From Johnny Cash to BB King. From Crosby Stills and Nash to Ian Tyson. There will be a $5 cover for this event.

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Shelley Adams was signing her two critically acclaimed cookbooks, which are also local favourites, at Cottonwood Kitchens on Monday, Dec. 14. Her second cookbook, Whitewater Cooks at Homae, has old over 20,000 copies since May. The book was co-authored by Joanne Ryan, designed by Minn Benedict and photographed by David R. Gluns, It is available at Cottonwood Kitchens, Culinary Conspiracy and Otter Books, to name a few places.


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TWO GUITARS AND A VIOLIN; one Washburn and one Yamaha solid spruce tops 352-6779 TWO TICKETS CANUCKS vs Oilers December 26 Lower bowl, face value Tim 509-1633. MINOLTA 7000 CAMERA c/w flash, 28-80mm wide angle and 70-300 telephoto/macro lenses. $250 obo 250-229-4452 THE WIN STORE has an amazing selection of Christmas items and winter gear! Save money and support our community! WIN is located at 721A Front St. THE CURRENT WIN Store silent auction is a holiday wonderland of toys, ornaments and unique collectible treasures. 721A Front St. BARBELLS DUMBELLS ABOUT 400lbs in weights also bench and incline bench a for $150.00 obo. 250352-1135. 6 NEW COLOR cartridges for Epson printer models $45.00. 24” Bel dish $45.00. Ken 250-352-0136 BRAUN JUICER, EXCELLENT condition $150.- Brass valve 2” $35.-, Men’s 11 Riding Boots $20, 2267880 CANADIAN DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT set, Size 6. Appraised $3,000; $1,200, firm. Paperwork, gift boxes available. 3527997 attitudegratude@gmail.com BIRD CAGES FOR SALE! Three small cages: $20, One large cage: $35. Call 250-354-4546.

SEVEN PIECE ANTIQUE Asian coffee table set. Offers 250-2543 WOOD FURNACE, FORCED air with electric backup. $400 obo. 2295645 7 PIECE DYNAMIC Percussion drum set in good condition. Great beginners set! $300 obo, call 2503543033. DISHWASHER, WHITE, VERY clean, runs well, $50.00. new cast iron bathroom sink with taps $25.00. 250-354-0144 MEN’S SNOWBOARD BOOTS. Revolution DC Shoes. Black/Grey. Size 11(USA). Used but good. $40 obo 250-448-6498 BABY STROLLER: GRAICO 3 wheeler+car seat+carrier $125OBO lava lamp $25 call 250-352-1806 MONT BLANC COLORADO ski/ cargo box, excellent cond. See mec. ca for details $325 obo 250-3525666 TWO LARGE 31”X12” AKAI 3-way speakers, adjustable mid and high range, good sound, $50.00/pair, 250359-8038

Misc. for Sale SEWING MACHINE THAT sews and embroiders. All attachments included, brand new $8000 Asking $2500obo 250-505-2054 X-MAS TREE FOR Sale 7ft only used once. $50.00 obo 250-505-2681 CHRISTMAS TREE (6FT artificial) $40, Burton Freestyle Snowboard Boots, Womens sz9, $40. Call 3523526 TOSTER OVEN $20, brand new “Boppy” Infant Swing $60 (never used), 2 Wooden Chairs $60 each. (250) 354-1752

Misc. Wanted WANTED: SNOWSHOES, ANY size, older style ok; also a carpet cleaner, please phone 250-357-9457. HEATING OIL WANTED, your tank’s leftover oil pumped out free and recycled . 250-551-2727 OLD CANADIAN GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINES needed for a homeschooling project with my girls. 3532043. FREE FUTON BASE willing to pick up 250.777.1159 Gabriel PLAYSTATION 2, ARCHIE comics, for sale light wind kiteboard $150, 250-352-0013 LOOKING FOR A used dress form please email info to Krystal at kreet_ starchuk@hotmail.com LOOKING FOR NEXT to new bassinet/co-sleeper, and baby carrier. call April 352-2245 to email pics DO YOU HAVE an old Spirograph toy activity set? I need one for a Christmas gift. 250-354-0492 3/4 (48”) SIZED mattress Call Erica 250-352-6662 SLATE POOL TABLE in good condition wanted for non-profit day program 250-352-0867 LOOKING TO BUY a fridge and stove in mint condition, leave message:250-551-9275 or 250-551-5652 Thank you MIDI KEYBOARD, COMPATIBLE with a mac. Please call Jen at 250509-0178 WANTED: FREE ROUND table saw blades for an art project. Please call ��� 250-352-7107

HOME PHONE RECONNECT Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long ��� Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials!Ê Referral Program! DonÕt be without a home phone. Call ��� to Connect NOW! 1-866-287-1348H&H TRAILER SALE. Bow Valley Ford, Canmore, Alberta. Thousands in discounts. Clearing the lot. Cargos, flatbeds, car haulers, goosenecks, more! 1-800-403-0084 ext. 257 or alan_way@bowvalleyford.com.

Financial Services

Building Materials

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Volunteer Firefighters Needed free training • benefits Come join the people who support your community Balfour Harrop Fire Department • 250-229-4316 | 250-354-2957

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toys & wheels.

December 16, 2009

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KINDERMUSIK: SINGING, DANCING, Instruments and Signing for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and big kids. Ruth Langevin, nelsonkindermusik@gmail.com BC/DC GUITARIST NOW accepting students. $25p/h. Gift certificate of four makes a great Christmas present. 250-352-6625. TASCAM 2488 DIGITAL portastudio with road case $650. B-52 AT212 100w, 2 channel amp, $750.365-1080 BLUEGRASS FIDDLE TEACHER WANTED in Winlaw area for beginner. Call Emily 226-7294 3,4 OR 5 couples wanted for new square dance club in January. Instruction given. Bob 352-6317

ADULT THEATRE CLASSES!! Interested in participating in production-oriented theatre classes? Adults (18+) only. Contact Richard at 8250069 or histerian@hotmail.com or jane at 505-5406

SWEET HOME HOUSEKEEPING has three openings for weekly or biweekly cleaning. Call Angella today, 250-825-4462

Notices BEAN HERE NOW. It’s true we don’t have a fancy scene, but WOW what a coffee bean! That’s Capulin, beside JBOffice. NOTICE TO PERSONS who are or may be beneficiaries of The Sawridge Band Inter-Vivos Settlement (1985) or beneficiaries of The Sawridge Trust (1986). The beneficiaries of The Sawridge Band Inter-Vivos Settlement at any particular time are all persons who at that time qualify as members of The Sawridge Indian Band No. 454 pursuant to The Indian Act R.S.C. 1970, Chapter I-6 as such provisions existed on the 15th day of April, 1982 and, in the event that such provisions are amended after April 15, 1985, all persons at such particular time as would qualify for such membership pursuant to the said provisions as they existed on April 15, 1985. The beneficiaries of The Sawridge Trust at any particular time are all persons who at that time qualify as members of The Sawridge Indian Band under the laws of Canada in force at that time, including the membership rules and customary laws of The Sawridge Indian Band as they may exist from time to time to the extent that such membership rules and customary laws are incorporated into, or recognized by the laws of Canada. All person who believe that they qualify or may qualify as beneficiaries of either or both of the The Sawridge Band Inter-Vivos Settlement or The Sawridge Trust are asked to contact Paul Bujold, Trust Administrator by mail at 801, 4445 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton, AB, T6H 5R7 or by email at Paul@sawridgetrusts.ca or by telephone at 780-988-7723 or by fax at 780-988-7724 listing the particulars supporting their claim to be a beneficiary of The Sawridge Band Inter-Vivos Settlement or The Sawridge Trust.

Personals 1-877-20TAROT To know everything about your future, love, money, health, work. Holidays special, $2.59/ min. *CONNEXION MEDIUM* 1-90052-TAROT, #3486. Fido/Rogers/Bell. www.connexionmedium.ca. 24h/24 7d/7.DATING SERVICE. Long-Term/Short-Term Relationships, FREE CALLS.1-877-297-9883. Exchange voice messages, voice mailboxes.1-888-534-6984. Live adult casual conversations-1on1, 1-866311-9640, Meet on chat-lines. Local Single Ladies.1-877-804-5381(18+).

Pets & Livestock 90% YORKY 10% CHIHUAHUA,5-10 lbs. Ready to go Dec. 20 $500.00 352-9694

Psychic Readings TAROT READINGS AND intuitive counseling with Ashala every Wednesday at Gaia Rising, 356 Baker St. 250-354-4471

Services 24/7 SNOWPLOWING SERVICE. This year: sand/salt unit, shovelers. Nelson to 12 Mile, experienced, good equipment. ph: 250-505-3877 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Birch, split, dry, larch. $180/load . 250-354-9033, 250-432-5404, 1-800-287-1477 ORCA TRUCK FOR HIRE. Will do dump runs, moving, etc. Patrick 505-0612. SNOW PLOW SERVICE Nelson & area, 12 noon - 8p.m. daily. Limited bookings. Free estimates. 354-7140 LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE matches people with legal concerns to a lawyer in their area. Participating lawyers offer a 30 minute consultation for $25 plus tax. Regular fees follow once both parties agree to proceed with services. 604-687-3221 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.663.1919 (Outside LM).Dial-A-Law offers general information on a variety of topics on law in BC. 604-687-4680 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.565.5297 (Outside LM); www.dialalaw.org (audio available).

Skate Boy & Ruru

Sports Equip. USED ONCE, WOMENS Ride Vista snowboard, 145cm, $300. Ride VXN bindings, $100. Vans Encore Boots, 6.5US, $150. 250-825-4158. HEAD SHAPED SKIS 160 cm $35, bicycle trainer $85, girls bike w training wheels $25. 825-0075 SHAPED SKIS RULE...VOLANT power carve 183cm. great condition $150. 250 352-9150 SKIS - 160CM ATOMIC Powder Cruise (blue) $165. 150 cm Atomic “Fat Boy” Powder Plus $125. Phone 250-352-6221 WANTED (TO BUY): Cross country gear (skis, poles, boots) for a 6 and 8 year old. Thanks! 352-1167 SNOWBOARD JACKETS; BONFIRE, NFA, Orage; $20-$50. Eider pants; $180. transceiver; $120. Shovel; $30. Forum F-Series Board & Bindings; $200.(250)505-6600 WANTED: WIDE SKIS, Kootenay Powdersticks or similar type. I can ski powder now!! 158/160 cm 354-1672 1930’S MARSHALL WELLS antique bicycle for sale. A great cruiser. $75.00. Laran 505-5856 145CM ATLANTIS WOMEN’S snowboard and bindings $150. Like new Atlantis Women’s size 7 boots, $80 (250)229-5632 ATLANTIS SNOWBOARD BOOTS. Size 7 woman’s. Almost new. Blue/ gray. Very nice boots. $90. Offers considered. 250-229-4555 BLACK DIAMOND JOULES: 155mm, Fritchi freeride bindings, skins, $950.00obo Scarpa Divaís size 23.5, $500.00obo 250-357-2877. BARELY USED ROME Vinyl 149 (last years). Mint condition, love this board, too small $300

Auto Financing

Sleds/Bikes

$0 DOWN AT AUTO CREDIT FASt. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 Êwww.autocreditfast.ca . $500 Free Christmas Cash with purchase. OAC. DLN 30309

1994 KX125. NEW engine pipe silencer, $800. Honda350 Odessy runs great, new tires, seat $800. Small mig welder $100. Small generator $75 509-1600.

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT?Last week 11 out of 14 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. $500 Christmas Cash! www.coastlineautocredit.com or 1888-208-3205. GUARANTEED AUTO LOAN APPROVALS. Good Credit... Bad credit...No problem. Call today or apply online - 1-888-769-2881, www. autodrivebc.com. Free Delivery in BC

Cars 1998 SUBARU LEGACY Stn. Wagon, A/T, roof rack, VGC, 250,000K $3500 354-8512. 1992 MITSUBISHI 3000GT runs great, all wheel drive, all wheel steering, twin turbo, 18” fims, sun roof, on and on. $10,000obo 509-1600 2000 TOYOTA COROLLA VE157xxx, CD player, excellent reliability and fuel economy. $5900 call 354-4476 ‘06 TOYOTA YARIS, 5DR HB, local, manual, air, PL, snows/rims, 76,000 km, exc cond. 250-352-0145 JETTA TDI ‘91. Top winter tires, extra rims. No rust. $1800. Parts car available. 355-2796. 92 CHEV CAVALIER 256K, needs shocks, won’t start. Make me an offer! 354-9365

Sleds/Bikes 2008 HONDA CRF250R: Mostly stock, runs excellent. Asking $5500.00 OBO Call Mike at: 354 4078

2005 HONDA JAZZ 49 cc scooter, like new, red/White c/w helmet $ 1950 obo 250-352-0191

Tires/Parts/Other WINTER TIRES 2 BRIDGESTONE Blizaaks 235/60R16 ~Like new $75 ea obo (250)825-2246 TIRE CHAINS, SIERRA Cable link. as new, fits most passenger vehicles. call -sizes $70. 352-0076 4 LOCK NUTS w/ washers, 12x1.25, 2cm long, 17mm thick, great condition, $10, 250-608-3548, Castlegar SPORT KING A/T, M/S 31x10 50R15LT on 4Runner rims. $350 firm. mathews@gmail.com 4 WINTER TIRES on rims, P20575R14, 60% left on them, $175. Contact Jennifer 354-3428. 4 NEW TOYO winter tires with rims 195/60R14 $400 OBO. 357-0108 evenings. 4 - 16” Aluminum alloy 6-bolt rims. Fits Nissan, Toyota, and others. $200. 250-354-7892 WANTED: SKI BOX with good latches, roof racks (Yakima preferred), set or parts, 250-359-5093 WANTED: TREAD AND Alive, two tires P215/65R15 955 radial tubeless. Constance 352-5158 or 352-0511

Trucks/SUVs/ Vans 94 JEEP GRAND cherokee 4x4 4L auto 2 set tires mounted 250k great condition $2700 obo. csdye@hotmail. com 808-341- 8191

CABO SAN LUCAS. February 6th20th. Deluxe junior suite, sleeps 2-4. Solmar Gold Crown Resort. Private beach, whale watching, walking distance to town. Two weeks for the price of one. $1250 CAN. Call Heather 250-825-4674 US, CARIBBEAN, MEXICO NIGHTS STAYS provided for by Ramada. more info phone 250-352-2634.

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Aries March 21 - April 19

This is a good time for you to find a quiet space to think. It is important right now to identify your strengths and limitations. Meditation may be helpful to clear your mind and allow for new perspectives. Seclusion from all distraction may be necessary to find this inner space within. Avoid strenuous tasks this week.

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You may be feeling energetic this week and inspired into exciting adventures. Beware of making hasty decisions right now without first analyzing all aspects and consequences of the situation or proposed journey. You may be feeling impatient dealing with the details. Your courage and perseverance may be needed.

Cancer June 21 - July 22

While you may be feeling like this is a time for action, you may be battling up a waterfall. Time better spent making careful preparations instead. Try to spend some time visualizing or clearly define in your mind your goals. When the time is right you can be ready to take advantage of an opportunity presented.

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RVs ‘97 POLARIS 700 RMK, ‘95 Skidoo 600. 2003 Alum Trailer. Great condition. $5400. 250-352-1288

December 16 - December 22, 2009

You may have had to endure an arduous journey or carry a heavy burden of some kind, physically or emotionally. Your destination and lighter days are very near to you now. A time of celebration is drawing closer as is also your renewal. Any projects that you currently have underway can progress quickly to a successful finale.

Sudoku Classic Difficulty Level - Easy

92 4RUNNER OVER 5thousand invested,engine new last year only 37,000km was in a roll drives great needs body work have receipts 1700 firm mathewsw@gmail.com 1993 CHEV ASTRO Van, good cond., runs great, $950obo. Full size canopy, racks, t.glass, ex. cond. locking. $350. 352-6983 2 RUNNING TRUCKS, 96 Nissan 4x4, 77 Dodge, must go $750 you take both 250-357-2307 2001 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4WD. Automatic, V6 engine. 204,900 km. Great condition. $6400. 352.1938. GREAT LITTLE TRUCK, fully loaded, comes with Hankooks on rims(90%). Minor problem, $10000 (250)3549125 1991 TOYOTA 4X4 extra cab, 6 cylinder, auto trans. 270,000kms $3000 obo 250-359-7657 2008 MAZDA 5, Grey, 38000KM 5spd, PW/PS/PL/CD/AM/FM, Front/ Side/Curtain airbags. 2+2+2 Seating, 30+MPG 250-352-1888 1998 HONDA CRV, allwheel, standard, hitch & roof rack, 124,600km, comes with 2 sets tires/rims $8450.00 (250)354-4257 2000 DODGE 4X4 1500 shortbox extended cab,good shape $3950.00 o.b.o 250-551-5521 ‘92 MAZDA MPV V6, AT, RWD ,160,000 km, VGC, need TLC, $850 obo .Ph.359-7772 1993 NISSAN PATHFINDER, 4x4, 183,000kms, 2 sets of tires, new battery, good running condition, robbieinfernie@hotmail.com/250229-5671

Vacation Rentals

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Leo July 23 - August 22

You may be feeling like your patience and strength are being tested to the utmost. Relationships with lovers, friends, or family may be on rocky ground. It is a good time to step it up and get down to the hard work. You will feel your self-confidence growing with tasks accomplished.

Virgo August 23 - Sept 22

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Be careful that all business transactions are a fair exchange. Ensure honest dealing in your relationships, especially with co-workers. Equality may be compromised in a relationship which can be due to unperceived motives. Maintaining integrity and a balanced reaction is helpful.

Libra Sept 23 - Oct 23

You may be worrying too much or fearful about other people’s opinions of you this week. You may find the same thoughts running repeating through your mind about a particular situation or person. While your ego may suffer slightly, do not allow this to affect your health by first freeing your thoughts.

Scorpio Oct 24 - Nov 21

You may find your self reconnecting with the past. Old roots are re-discovered and traditions revealed. You will find this journey into the past a pleasurable and fulfilling experience. Take this opportunity to revive traditions and honour your ancestors, which can be a simple as acknowledging them.

Sagittarius Nov 22 - Dec 21

You may have lost sight of some great ideas that you did not have the opportunity or the means to carry out in the past. By revisiting these ideas you may find you now have the opportunities available to you to put them into action. Adjustment and forgiveness may be necessary. This is a good time to act on your impulses.

Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 19

By embarking on an unexpected journey you may discover an unexpected contentment in your life, especially in the home. Take this opportunity to share you findings with others as this can enhance your own happiness. You may find your self returning to a source of strength or a at new beginning.

Aquarius Jan 20 - Feb 18

If you are finding yourself at the point where you need to secure or bring something to a conclusion it will be helpful to deploy your toughness. Use strong reasoning skills and focus your energy onto bringing any uncompleted task to completion and you will find the ground cleared for rejuvination or undertaking new exciting projects.

Pisces Feb 19 - Mar 20

Finding the write words to express how you feel right now is important. This week your emotional integrity may be challenged. By remaining patient with your self and finding space for your thoughts to flow naturally will be key to exploring the true reasons behind your strong emotions.


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homes & gardens. House Sitting

Real Estate

Real Estate

Rentals

Rentals Wanted

Shared Accom.

MATURE HOUSESITTER AVAILABLE, Local Store Manager, Great References, Pets Welcome, N/S Non Partier 250-505-0403

WELL MAINTAINED 2 bed 3 bath double wide in tucked in the forested Rosemont Trailer court. Features include new kitchen appliances, open plan, generous room sizes, a luxurious en-suite and covered deck great for year round entertaining. The park is family oriented and within walking distance to downtown. Downsizing or starting out this is sure to please. $ 139,900 Contact Norm or Lev.

COMFORTABLE HOME WITH CHARM, Rosemont. Great neighbourhood and views. Kevin and Christine, bchomesforsale.com (250)352-9235

4 BEDROOM, 3 bath executive family home @9-Mile. 2 Fireplaces, deck, private yard, lake views. N/S no dogs $1400/month + utilities 250505-2067 2 BEDROOM SUITE, laundry, deck, storage, view, cute, 5 min to Baker St. $950/mo.+ Available Jan 1 3547065 LUXURIOUS, LIKE NEW-3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths Upgrades-central vacuum, marble floors, hardwood $1750+utilities no p/s 250-505-2020

3 BEDROOM, 3 BATH house in upper fairview. $1400/month + utilities. Rentals@NelsonRealty.ca 250505-2067 2 BDRM. APT. available. Quite building close to downtown. $850 incl. heat. References nedelmann@yahoo. com QUAINT, PRIVATE, WATERFRONT cottage close to Nelson. Partially furnished; w/d, n/s, n/p. 250-5052190. 3BED 2BATH HOUSE, private back yard, views, gas fireplace. Jan 1. 1200/per month NS/ND 352-6689 BEDROOM FOR RENT shared washer and dryer bathroom, kitchen 500 month plus 250 security. 250505-7600 FEBRUARY AND MARCH house for rent. Fully furnished. Call Justin @ 505-7962 or e-mail pick55@hotmail. com

HOUSING NEEDED IN town ASA. Two exceptional roommates and well behaved dog. Call Ryan 250-3529876. FILM-MAKER/MUSICIAN LOOKING FOR room or house to rent or share in Nelson. 250-551-0797 ROOM, A PA R T M E N T / AFFORDABLE HOUSE wanted to rent in Nelson, responsible working man $400-600 per month 250-3040702 SINGLE CLEAN MATURE Male looking for low income housing. Former apartment manager. Will do repairs. 250-354-7319 ROOMS AVAILABLE IN lower Fairview home for gentle people with past shared accommodation experience 352-6779 ROOMMATE NEEDED ASAP, uphill, internet, $550. Nice house 551-4431

Real Estate 2003 MONARCH MOBILE home, 2 bedroom plus addition, 1 bathroom, fridge, stove, washer, dryer, bright open floor plan. Small yard with patio, excellent condition. Located at Sunny Mobile Home Park #8. $129,000obo. To view call Dale at 250.352-3823 or 250-354-8394 GREAT FAMILY HOME for sale in Procter, for more information please visit www.nelsondreamproperty.com/ procter.html MOBILE HOME 1983 GENERAL 14X70, 3 bedroom, to be moved, engineered trusses, metal roofing, new laminated flooring, new stove/ fridge $29,500 354-1257 Erik or Ahna.

2010 DREAM HOME/COTTAGE PROJECT? SAVE UP TO $30,000.00!!! Factory Direct Surplus Inventory Liquidation - Save 50%++ While They Last. Modular Pre-Built Component Packages - Faster/Easier Dry-in Shell - Labour Save $1000s! Certified Plans - Warranty - References _ 100s of Dreams Delivered to Happy Families. GREEN-R-PANEL Prefabricated Building Systems - The Smart Way to Build. 1-800-871-7089. Call Today!! $2,000.00 Reserves Spring/Summer Delivery.

Rentals 3 BEDROOM HOUSE in Salmo, level fenced yard, N/S, pets negot. $800/month + utilities Rentals@NelsonRealty.ca 250-5052067 BATCHELOR SUITE ON main floor, private riverfront house in Slocan Park. N/S N/P $650/month + utilities Rentals@NelsonRealty.ca 250-5052067 1 BEDROOM LOWER suite of private riverfront house in Slocan Park. N/S N/P $700/month + utilities Rentals@NelsonRealty.ca 250-5052067 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath family home steps from Lakeside Park. N/ S N/P $1300/month + utilities Rentals@NelsonRealty.ca 250-5052067

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SWEET WINTER SUBKET Jan 1st to May 1st. 2BDRM cozy house, $1000+ utilities/month, furnished 505-0621. COZY 2 BDRM Beach Cabin, 4 mile. Available Immediately. $925+. 250352-0789 EXECUTIVE CLASS 1 BEDROOM with den. Lower suite in Uphill house. Recently built, a true gem! Mature professionals only. W/D, F/S, DW. NS NP $950/month 250-505-2067 KASLO 3 BEDROOM house JanJune $600 + utilities fenced yard, woodstove NS, pets ok 250-8259363 2 BEDROOM CABIN On the beach to Sub-let until June 15th 2009 at 4 Mile. $925 plus utilities. Contact Aidan 1604-807-0390, Niall 1-778-386-1548 or Email niallermoran@hotmail.com JAN 1 - Sept 30, 4 bdr, 3 bath house in uphill, family or couple. NS/NP 5 appliances, $1100/mo 780865-6140 WINLAW AREA, BASEMENT suite, nice views, good light, separate entrance, n/s n/p, $550. month. 2267191 COZY 2-STOREY CABIN near Winlaw, view, 2 km driveway, 4x4, no dogs, 400/mth plus utilities, 250355-2206 ONE BEDROOM SILVER Bay condo. Heated maple floors, granite counter, island. Lake view $1050. 250-5054122 BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 3 bedroom home in Uphill. January 1st-September 1st. No smoking. No dogs. $1375+utilities. 226-7050

Rentals Commercial BEAUTIFUL, DOWNTOWN , stand alone building for lease. 2300 sq. ft. , 601 Kootenay St. Available Dec. 1 . Please phone for details; 825-9932 1080 SQ FT of commercial space downtown Nelson 551-2414

Rentals Wanted A DRY, SECURE garage or covered area to store my car until May. Wayne 250-352-9494. CLEAN RELIABLE MALE seeks room for rent, Nelson and area, for Jan 1st. Devin 250-352-9876 YOUNG WOMAN URGENTLY requires affordable housing in Nelson. clean quiet, responsible, helpful. Call Brittany 250-352-9876.

MATURE EXPERIENCED CHILD/ ELDER care-aide seeking live-in accomodation. Terms negotiated. Charon 354-8969 ROOMMATE WANTED. REFERENCES required. Taghum area. 250-352-1331.

Steel Buildings BUILDING SALE!.... PRICED TO SELL! Canadian manufacturer since 1980. Final Clearance! SPECIAL SIZES. 20X24, 25X30, 30x40, 35X50, 40X60, 48x90, 50X110, 60X150. OTHERS! Pioneer Steel Manufacturers, 1-800-668-5422. FUTURE STEEL BUILDINGS Durable, Dependable, Pre-engineered, All-Steel Structures. Custommade to suit your needs and requirements. Factory-Direct affordable prices. Call 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170 for free brochure.

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

Each office is independently owned and operated

WATERFRONT ACREAGE!

GLACIER VIEW TOWNHOME

VALLEY PARADISE!

3 bed. 3 bath home & over 200’ of frontage with wharf on West Arm of Kootenay Lake. Spectacular 4.36 gently sloping acres with sandy beach,gorgeous views,approx.10 moorage slips,near Balfour.

Rare opportunity in this beautifully maintained in and out,4 bed. 3 bath.townhome. Spacious room sizes,double garage,in a bright Fairview location with spectacular views of Kootenay Lake/Glacier.

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

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HIGH STREET PLACE CONDO

Well maintained 2 bed.+ den, 2 bath. lower level front unit with in-suite laundry facilities.Located in downtown Nelson and a short walk to the mall, this unit offers outstanding views of Kootenay Lake!

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homes & gardens.

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Solstice Remembered

Monday, Dec. 21, 7 pm This down home Pagan event takes place in the forest uphill, where as in the olden days, participants go into the forest and pick a special tree to decorate with hand made goods and say prayers for the harmony of the New Year to come, and blessings for friends and family. Afterward a potlatch. Please call 250-551-4431 for further info.

Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk

Sunday, Dec. 20, 2 pm at Lakeside Park, free event The children have discovered a phenomenon in the centre of our Nelson Labyrinth. Full of delight, clapping in joy and listening for the Labyrinth’s response, they watch the eyes of near-by adults get bigger when their claps echo back! The high-

pitched squeaky echo is subtle, but very distinct. It sounds the loudest when the clap is made over the very centre brick. And it remains a mystery. Another mystery is the way people feel when they walk the Labyrinth into the centre, turning seven times to walk in the opposite directions, always coming into the centre. In mazes one can easily get lost and confused. In labyrinths the way is clear, calm and transforming. Questions tend to bring forth clear answers. Emotional turmoil tends to drop and feelings become calm and balanced. Just walking in the lab��� yrinth is a mystery worth � inviting friends to experience together. ��� Come join in Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk ��� to celebrate the return of the light with longer days, No experience necessary.

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We always pack on a little weight around the holidays, but our poor homes suffer the most. They almost verge on being obese. Tommy’s new toys, Dad’s new tools, Molly’s new outfits, Lassie’s new dog toys, and let’s not forget all the groceries, cooking, and new Christmas decorations! Get a head start, by putting your home on a diet before the holiday purchases add to our over-stuffed homes. Four tips to slim your house down for the holidays: First, make room for Santa’s shipment of toys.

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the old, ugly, never wear, or can’t-fit-in clothing and accessory pieces. Before you hit the stores for discounts, make note of what items are needed to pull together your new, improved wardrobe. Third, see what you already have before buying new ornaments, wrapping paper, and Christmas cards. So often the stores temp our holiday addiction and we purchase items we already have. Save money and the environment, and use what you already have. There are always going to be the items that we don’t want

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Teaching your children to make room for their gifts by donating/tossing toys they have grown out of or don’t play with anymore is a valuable lesson to learn. Remember, ‘tis the season to give. Second, declutter your wardrobe. Make room for the new, and get rid of

anymore, so try to donate/ discard them before the holidays are over. Fourth, don’t forget about all the holiday food about to arrive. Look and see what you already have so you don’t over buy, and discard old items. Any dry-goods items that are no longer desired can be donated to a local food bank, or to a family in need. This Christmas give your unwanted household treasures to local charities--or re-gift the items for someone who will appreciate them.

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