Page 1

Lessons from HAITI: Mt. Sentinel students reflect pgs. 9-12

class schedule on page 7 SERVING NELSON & AREA


Since 1988 – Nelson’s Only Independent Newspaper WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 , 2010


Open season can go to h-elk by Chris Oke

The passing lane The highway project causing a stir in the area will be going ahead as planned in April, despite resident protest. PAGE 3

Vigil opens The TNT Playhouse presents the Vigil, the story of a man and his dying aunt. PAGE 14 Editorial . . . . . . . . 6 Street Talk . . . . . 1 4 Crossword . . . . . 1 5 Sudoku . . . . . . . . 1 6 Horoscope . . . . . 1 5 A&E . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 Restaurant Guide . . 2 Events . . . . . . . . . 16 Health Pages . . . . 7 Classifieds . . . . . 17 Homes&Gardens . 19 Weather . . . . . . . . . 18

Hunting elk in the West Kootenays used to be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Now, the department of fish and wildlife is trying to open up that hunt in order to allow more hunters to participate. But local hunters aren’t as happy with this change as one might expect. “We want a quality hunt,” said Liz ThorburnLord, president of the Castlegar and District Wildlife Association, who was protesting the proposed changes in Nelson last week. “Our six point and plus bulls are quality trophy elk and we want to protect and manage them.” Currently, this region runs a Limited Entry Hunt. Hunters enter their name into a lottery for the chance to win one of 130 elk permits. Last year, about 5000 hunters entered this lottery. This fall, the government is planning to change to a General Open Season. Under this system, anyone would be able to buy a tag to go CHRIS OKE after a bull elk, as long as that elk has six-point Protesters stood outside the government building on Victoria St. last Tuesday, Feb. 9. They are opposed to the provincial government’s plans to declare open season on elk in the West Kootenay region. Until now, just over 125 licences were given out each year. antlers or more. This has some locals nervous as they picture thousands of hunters levels, not greatly affect- extent they’ll be protect- and there’s going to be the hunt to Oct. 1 to Oct. ing the population of the ed by that.” 20 for the first two years. ��� going after the region’s ��� ���������������������������������������������� ��� trouble.” ���������������������������������������������� The changes are being Hunters straying onto But this is another area relatively small herd of herd. � ������������������ ������������������ “The numbers of hunt- of concern for local wild-� private land is a concern, proposed because of the � 5000 animals. governments attempt to said Mowat. “I don’t expect every- ers will go down once life associations. ��� ��������������������� “It is a huge social��� ��������������������� “We’re just starting to increase hunter opportu- ��� one to show up,” said people realize that its not Garth Mowat, a senior the dream hunt that a lot issue,” said Thorburn- consider what we might nity and try to remove ��� ������������������ of people think it is.” Lord, who has a number��� do������������������ to deal with that. But some of the barriers to ��� biologist for fish and wildThe reality is that the of letters from landown- we expect hunters to con- hunters. life. ��� ����������������� “This kind of a season ���������������������������������������������� ers who are worried about duct themselves legally.” “Frankly, I expect that West Kootenay is a dif- ��� ����������������� more peoillegally entering It’s still undecided when allows� a lot a lot of those hunters who ficult hunt, with less road �hunters ������������������ ������ ������ said apply are just kind of access and steep and dif- their property for the exactly this open season ple to participate,” ��� ���������������� ficult terrain compared to hunt. Mowat. might be happening. gambling.” ��� ��������������������� “And I think the peo“We don’t want hunters One option is to run Mowat expects the other areas, said Mowat. ��� will ���������������� “And a lot of our elk coming from all over who from Sept. 10 to Oct. ple who participate number of elk killed to ��� ������������������ go up during the first cou- here spend a great deal don’t have any respect 20, identical to the East will be local folks who never had the opportuple of years of the open of their time, in some for that. They might Kootenays. The second, more con- nity before.” season but then to come cases all of their time, on come early in the mornto limit back down to the current private land, so to some ing, sneak across the land servative option is������

������������ ���������� ��������� 352-2999


�������������� ������������������ ��������������� ������������� ������������������ ���������������

�������������� �����������������������

• Hundreds of BC Wines • Winery Direct Prices • Knowledgeable Service

������������������� ������������ ���������������� ������������������ ���������������


��������������� ������������������ ��������������� THANKS FOR HELPING������� HAITI ������������� With the help of Rotary��������� and our government 68% ���������� of our ������������������ sales total for eight days will ����������� be sent to Haiti. ��������������� THANKS FOR CARING AND RECYCLING.����������� ������������ BOOMTOWNSKIS.COM 510 Hall St • 505-5055


Page 2



February 17 , 2010

The Express creates 2010 Year of Solutions The Express publisher Nelson Becker wants to help you see the future, to help and encourage you to create the future. Inspired by the work of local organization Transition Nelson, Becker has declared 2010 as the Year of Solutions. Sacrificing advertising space for answers, Becker is looking to publish ideas from experts in the community, engage readers and encourage them to think about where they want their community to be in 20 years - most importantly, how do we get there from here? Transition Nelson is part of a global movement to address

platform for community discussion about these issues so that not only are we taking care of challenges in the short term, but we are also putting energy into solving our problems once and for all,” said Becker. The Express has approached a number of individuals who work actively on solving challenges and issues in our community. In upcoming issues, The Express will publish solutions that they think may steer us in the right direction. “What I want them to do is put forth their vision of what our community could be in terms of their area of expertise. Let’s get it on the table,” said Becker. “I

the converging challenges of the 21st Century by enhancing community resilience. Through events and contests they are challenging people to create solutions to issues we might have in our community. “Every time we see a problem, we should try to look for a 20-year solution and then we can visualize the steps to get there,” said Becker. Community issues come in all shapes and sizes, he says, and may be things like affordable housing, day care, transportation to a regional hospital, roadways, or even the establishment of a community garden. “I simply want to provide a





518 Hall Street......................................................250-352-2744

dine out. legend. I H

4 m





712 Nelson Avenue.............................................250-354-1313



636 Front Street..................................................250-352-1999

CEDAR CREEK CAFE 5709 Highway 6, Winlaw......................................250-226-7355




2723 Greenwood Road.........................................250-825-4464



116 Vernon Street...............................................250-352-3731







late night






318 Anderson Street............................................250-352-3773


561 Baker Street..................................................250-352-2120



7924 Wharf Road, Balfour.....................................250-229-4244 300 Baker Street................................................250-352-1904 116C -1150 Lakeside Drive (Chahko Mika Mall ).....250-352-3394

EL TACO 306 Victoria Street..............................................250-352-2060


IH m

4112 Highway 31, Ainsworth ................................. 250-229-4212


H mR

3156 Station Road, South Slocan.........................250-359-7515




524 Victoria Street.............................................250-352-2185




705 Vernon Street...............................................250-352-5121


H mR

577 Ward Street..................................................250-505-5515

620 Herridge Lane ................................................250-352-0101



701 Lakeside Drive.............................................250-354-1472

655 Highway 3A..................................................250-352-1633



1418 Highway 6, Crescent Valley.......................250-359-7261

IH m

445 Baker Street................................................250-352-0077




153 Baker Street...............................................250-352-3525

301 Baker Street..................................................250-352-3011






I H4 R

8406 Busk Road, Balfour....................................250-229-4235


101-402 Baker Street........................................250-354-4458 602 Front Street...................................................250-352-5111



422 Vernon Street...............................................250-352-5331

What To Eat ?


Try a


717 Harold Street, Slocan.....................................250-355-2663


701 Lakeside Drive...............................................250-352-7215


H mR

203 Fir Street, Ymir...............................................250-357-9611

JAVA GARDEN COFFEE CO 150-1150 Lakeside Drive (Chahko Mika Mall)........250-505-5282

JACKSON’S HOLE & GRILL 524 Vernon Street................................................250-354-1919

JAGANNATHA EXPRESS 660 Baker Street.................................................250-354-1084



503 Baker Street.................................................250-352-5961


546 Baker Street.................................................250-352-5115 1105 Lakeside Drive (Chahko Mika Mall)..............250-352-2109 652 Baker Street.................................................250-352-2912 377 Baker Street.................................................250-352-2274 491 Baker Street..................................................250-352-5353





Calzone for breakfast.

515A Kootenay Street...........................................250-352-2332 413 Hall Street.....................................................250-352-3573 1285 Queens Bay Road, Balfour.....................250-229-4141 422 Vernon Street.................................................250-352-5331

���������������������������� artichokes

Feb 17

OSPREY MOUNTAIN GRILL 602 Queens Bay Road, Balfour.................................250-229-4114


536 Stanley Street................................................250-354-1667 216 Anderson Street..............................................250-310-0001

PONY EXPRESSO 1277 Highway 6, Crescent Valley.............................250-359-6711



202 Vernon Street................................................250-352-0325


Chahko Mika Mall..................................................250-352-2494 479 Baker Street..................................................250-352-3456 330 Baker Street...................................................250-352-1202

SAGE TAPAS & WINE BAR 705 Vernon Street................................................250-352-5140


��� ���������������� � ���������������� SINNIBAR’S GLOBAL GOURMET H m 696 Baker Street...................................................250-352-4621 203 Herridge Lane................................................250-352-7976

411 Kootenay Street.............................................250-354-4646


561 Baker Street..................................................250-354-1112


616 Vernon Street.................................................250-352-2715 646 Baker Street...................................................250-352-3606 499 Baker Street...................................................250-352-5667

�������������� ������������������ �������������� ���������������� ��������������� ������������������ ����������� ��������������������������� ���������������

������������������� ��������� ������

����������������� ���������������������������������������������� �������������

������������� �������������� What To Eat ? ��������������� NOW OPEN! ��������� Mar. 10


? Mar. 3

604 Ward Street..................................................250-352-7661


��� ������������������

������������������������������������� Julia loves

so it’s the Juliet Pizza.

How about a Mexican Calzone for cultural fusion.


��� ���������������������������������������������� � ������������������


What To Eat ?

450 Ferrylanding Road, Balfour............................250-229-4642

303 Victoria Street................................................250-352-1212


�������������������� ��� What ��������������������� To Eat ?

Hasbrown & Cheese

702 Vernon Street.................................................250-352-9688

��� ������������������ THOR’S PIZZA H 4m What To Eat ? 616 Baker Street..................................................250-354-4848 409 Kootenay Street.............................................250-352-3232


Feb 24


4m���R������������������������������������������� ��� ��������������� SLEEP IS FOR SISSIES 422 Vernon Street...............................................250-352-5331 5686 Highway 6, Winlaw.........................................250-226-7663 � ������������������ LOUIE’S STEAKHOUSE & LOUNGE SUBWAY IH m ��� ��������������� 616 Vernon Street.................................................250-352-5570 327 Baker St........................................................250-352-7165 ��� ��������������������� LEO’S PIZZA & GREEK TAVERNA THE VIENNA CAFE Highway 3A, Balfour.............................................250-229-4771


16-1150 Lakeside Drive (Chahko Mika Mall )..............250-352-2956 512 Railway Street ............................................... 250-352-7424

616 Vernon Street...............................................250-352-1712


should check out the Facebook discussion page (search Express Newspaper). The Express is also working with Transition Nelson by sponsoring an essay-writing contest (see ad on page 20). Becker emphasizes that there is an important distinction in this discussion. It is not about where we think we will be, but where we want to be. “I believe that this project will help to create change because often when we’re faced with big challenges we feel powerless. But when we start looking at it on a step by step basis we realize we can tackle the challenges easily,” said Becker.

want the readers of the Express to respond, that’s important for all of us.” Hoping that readers of The Express will respond, Becker is offering a number of ways to agree, disagree or even offer new and different ideas. Excerpts will be published on a page devoted to the discussion of solutions. “It’s really only through openness and through public discussion that we can solve the challenges that face us,” Becker said. “I want people to be able to visualise 20 years down the road.” Letters to the editor are always welcome and readers


by Murray Donaldson

Nelson Location

Castlegar Location

Amy has to Chahko Mika Mall ���������������������������� ��������������� 1983 Columbia Ave. ������������������ ����������������������� 250-365-8488 choose... 250-352-2494 ������� ��������������� ������������ Cheese Pizza ����� ������������� �������������������� or Cafe Falafels �����

�������������� ���������

News Passing lane imminent

February 17 , 2010 EXPRESS Page 3

Briefly IHA reports more new cases of Whooping Cough in the Boundary area

Interior Health continues to address an outbreak of pertussis (Whooping Cough), with 25 total cases diagnosed in the Kootenay Boundary in just over the last two months. “We have had six additional cases since our initial press release on February 4 announcing the outbreak,” said Dr. Rob Parker, IH Medical Health Officer. “My continued plea to parents with unimmunized infants and children would be to seriously consider getting them immunized,” he added. “The modern acellular pertussis vaccine is very safe and effective in preventing the contraction and spread of this disease.” An analysis of the initial 22 cases of whooping cough shows the outbreak is spreading primarily among unimmunized infant/toddlers and preschoolers. “We need high immunization levels of greater than 90 per cent among all children to provide herd immunity protection for infants, who are most at risk”, stated Parker. “All infants should be immunized as well”. During this outbreak, infants will be offered routine vaccines, including pertussis, beginning at six weeks of age and on an accelerated schedule to provide as much protection as soon as possible.

Selkirk signs agreement with Southern Interior post-secondary institutions

The five public post-secondary institutions providing education and training to British Columbia’s Southern Interior are joining forces to collaborate on new training opportunities and services. Leaders from the College of the Rockies, Selkirk College, Okanagan College, University of British Columbia Okanagan and Thompson Rivers University recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that links the institutions to create better integration of the learning opportunities and services for citizens of the Southern Interior.

Walmart donates to KLH CT scanner

The Nelson branch of Walmart has made a donation of $7,000 to the KLH CT scanner fund. Staff at Walmart raised money through an in-store fundraising event, and part of the money raised was matched by Walmart Canada’s home office in Mississauga, ON. The City of Nelson is currently recruiting for Casual Staff to join our team of professionals in the Corporate Services Department. This individual will work on an intermittent basis, on-call as required. The successful applicant will be responsible for delivering a broad range of services including cashiering duties, accounts receivable, accounts payable, service to the public through telephone, correspondence and in-person counter contact. For additional information, please check the ‘Info Centre’ on the City of ��� Nelson website at Qualified applicants should send their resume and cover letter, stating� competition number 10CU01 to: ��� Human Resources City of Nelson 101-310 Ward Street ��� Nelson, BC V1L 5S4 Email: or fax (250)352-2131

Despite public outcry, the Ministry of Transportation plans to go ahead with a $6.5 million passing lane near Grohman Park by Chris Oke

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is quickly pushing through a project to build a passing lane along Highway 3A outside of Nelson. But many Nelson residents want them to put on the brakes. Tina Shields and Shirley Throop spend each morning and afternoon at the side of the highway protesting the new lane. “It just doesn’t feel like democracy,” said Shields, at the project’s open house last week. “We’re being told, ‘This is what we’re doing, we have to do it like this,’ and we have no say.” The westbound passing lane will NELSON BECKER run 1.9 kilometers along the highA sign on the way out of town reminds motorists that the passing lane is coming. way, beginning 700 metres west of the intersection with Granite Road in Nelson and ending 600 metres ing lane will reduce congestion, when we’re blasting then we would east of Grohman Park. Construction improve travel time and reduce the be to the turtles,” he said. is scheduled to begin in April and number of accidents in the area. At “The rock is discontinuous in least 21 collisions were reported that area so we’re not anticipating be completed by October. along this stretch of road between any problems with vibrations or During construction, the road 2004 and 2008. Many locals pointed anything like that.” will be reduced to single lane traffic and commuters can expect delays out, however, that most of the acciEnvironmental assessments stud��� to ���������������������������������������������� dents occur because of deer. of 10 20 minutes. ies and reviews have been conductThe Ministry of Transportation ed in this area in 2005 and 2009. The million project is joint� $6.5 ������������������ ly funded through the federal and has failed to put up deer crossing An environmental reassessment notices – mainly because these acci- will occur this spring, prior to any provincial infrastructure stimulus ��� ��������������������� dents tend to go unreported. plans. construction. The area has seen some dubious “$6.5 million is a huge amount of Gord McAdams, the whistle��� ������������������ money,” said Shields. “Why can’t it road work in the past. blower that put an end the 2007 In 2007, the provincial govern- project, isn’t worried about the turbe spent on our health care system ment tried to move a road into tles this time around. or education?” The Ministry of Transportation Grohman park. But he is concerned about the ������This would have allowed developer Dan Bayoff to grizzly crossing in that area and had to use the money by March 2011 or lose it, said project manager access his nearby property what a faster highway might mean ��� and ��������������������������������������� develop a truck service mainte- for them and the deer. Bob Corey. The project was chosen � also ������������������ nance yard. But it would have because it was shovel ready and a “Highways [the Ministry of threatened the habitat of some rare Transportation] certainly has bethigh priority. ��� ��������������������� painted turtles. “It was basically ready to go,” ter places to spend their money,” The passing lane would not ben- said McAdams. “And if they’re just he said. “We’ve been trying to ��� ������������������ efit Bayoff and not harm the turtles, find funding for this project since doing this to spend the money fast, said Corey. “It’s a long ways away then I say don’t spend it.” 2002.” It is hoped that the new pass- and we’re actually closer to homes


����������������� ������������������ ���������������������������������������������� ��������������� ������������������ ������������� ��������������������� ������������������� ������������������ �������������

by Friday, February 26th, 2010.



�������������� ��������� ������������������������������ ����������������������� ������������ �������������������� ����������������� ������������������ ���������� ��������������� ������� �������������

����������������������� �������������������������� �������������������

������������������ ���� �������������

�������������������������������������������������������������������� �������� ��������� ������ ���� ������ �������� ����������� ���� ����������� ����������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������ Please proof for ������������������������������������

�������������� ���������

accuracy then phone, fax or email with any changes or an approval. Phone: 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352.5075 • Email: The Express is not responsible for any errors after the client has signed off. ����������������



Page 4



February 17 , 2010

WH20, caribou concerns by Stephanie Taylor


Fire fighter Bob Patton, Captain Rick Maida, and fire fighter Marc Thibault. Mayor John Dooley, seated.

Burn Awareness Week hits Nelson Proclamation signed by Nelson mayor and city council His Worship, Mayor Dooley, caps off British Columbia’s Burn Awareness Week by putting pen to paper. The week was marked by a public education drive by B.C.’s professional fire fighters and the Fire Commissioner’s Office to reduce burn injuries. While the “official” week is now over, citizens, teachers and students are still welcome to contact the fire hall for information on how to prevent and treat burns.

Fire fighters want people to realize that while fire is the most obvious cause of burns, it’s actually hot water scalds that produce the largest number of major burn injuries in British Columbia. According to Fire Chief Simon Grypma, “Children most at risk of burns due to scalds are those under five years old. Please, people, remember to supervise children when you are preparing hot liquids. And turn your pot handles towards the back

Free Financial Planning Seminars

Wednesday, Feb 17 and Wednesday. March 3, 7 p.m. at the Nelson Library Two free financial planning seminars offer strategies for the young, the seasoned, and folks in between, are offered by Certified Financial Planner Peggy DeVries and co-sponsored by the Nelson Library. Making Your Money Last offers a look

of the stove when cooking.” In fact, of all children treated for burn injuries in Canadian hospitals, 75 per cent have received injuries from scalds by hot liquids such as tea, coffee, soup and hot tap water. Nelson Fire & Rescue Services reminds everyone that the best way to prevent burns from water is to turn down the temperature of the water coming from your hot water heater to 49º C (120º F). - submitted

at Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security, and ways to maximize benefits and potentially lower taxes, with a fivestep planning process. How to Raise a Money-Smart Child takes the old-fashioned piggy bank and turns it on its ear in an approach designed to give kids financial know-how. For details go to www.nelsonlibrary. ca. Please register by calling the Library at 352-6333.


the Environment and the Ministry of Forests and Range exclude the Whitewater Commercial Recreation Area license from the Caribou Habitat Legal Order so that Qua Basin can be developed.” “They’ve opened the issue back up,” Holt said. The EcoSociety is encouraging concerned citizens to send a letter to the developers expressing concerns by Monday, Feb. 22. Holt added that the EcoSociety is not against development, and they are open to working with Whitewater to develop an environmentally responsible plan. The original plan has already been approved by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Arts in 2007. The new plan being proposed is an amended version of that plan, using updates to the All Season Resort Guidelines, which went into affect in March 2006. Included in the amended plan are two more lifts and the possibility of replacing the existing ones, which will allow much more of the hill to be utilized by skiers.

Waldorf school and curriculum presentations Monday, Feb. 22 at SelfDesign High School, 402 Victoria St. (Canadian Legion Building) Why Waldorf? According to a recent study on Waldorf graduates in North America, 94 per cent attended university and nearly half chose sciences or math as a major. That’s because a Waldorf education is more than the simple acquisition of information or an arts-based education. It

is a journey of discovery SelfDesign High School aimed developing free- facility. ��� at ��������������������������������������������� thinking, well-rounded There will also be � ������������������Windows on Waldorf individuals. There are two ways school tours on Thursdays, to ���find��������������������� out more about Feb. 25, April 1 and April this education and the 15 at 8:30 a.m. at the ��� accredited ������������������ fully Nelson Nelson Waldorf School. Waldorf School, its curBe sure to also ask riculum, its faculty, and its about full tuition scholaracademic standards. ships and tuition reduc������ There will be school tion program. Email and curriculum presenta- tions on Mondays, Feb. or call 250-352-6919 for 22, March 29 and April 12 more information. from 7-9 p.m. at the new - submitted

��� ���������������������������������������������� � ������������������

�������� ��������� ���������������� ����������� ������������������

��������������������� �������������� ��� ���������������������

������������������ ���������������������������� ������������������������� ������������������������������� ���������������������� ������������������������������������������

Whitewater spokesperson Brian Cusak assured a crowd at the public open house on Thursday, Jan. 21 that the Whitewater expansion project would not result in the beloved local ski hill turning into a Whistler-esque resort, and the plan might not even be put into motion for years. “We do not want to be on our way to resort development,” he explained to the approximately 50 people that were gathered at the presentation. “[Whitewater] will be only as big as it needs to be, and it will still be enjoyable for the locals. “Our vision is not to interfere with the rustic backcountry, family-oriented experience.” There are some concerns that the expansion will adversely affect the natural habitat of fish and wildlife in the area. The West Kootenay EcoSociety is especially concerned about the expansion into the Qua Creek Basin, where Whitewater wants to put two new lifts. The basin is a habitat for the redlisted mountain caribou,

according to Rachel Holt, a biologist and consultant for the EcoSociety. The increased skier activity and the installation of the lifts could conflict with this struggling species and hinder their recovery. The expansion into the Qua basin is the last phase of the Whitewater project and might not even happen, according to Cusak. Holt wondered why it was even included in the plans if it is optional. “The option of moving into the Qua basin undermines any faith we have,” she said. “They need to step back for a moment and look back on the last 20 years, acknowledge how hard people have fought to protect that area.” Holt is referring to the years of work that went into getting the Ministry of Environment to protect the Qua Basin. As explained in a recent newsletter from the EcoSociety, “The Qua Basin area is currently protected under this Caribou Habitat Legal Order, Ungulate Winter Range #U-4-012. “However, the Whitewater Ski Resort has requested that the Deputy Minister of


��� ������������������

���������������������������������� ���������������������������� ��������� �������������������������������

���������������������������������������������������������� ��������������� ����������������������������������� ������������� ������������������������������������������

������ ����������������������������� ������������������� ������������������������������������������


�������������� ���������

����������������������������� ����������������������� ������������ �������������� ������������������ ��������������� �������������

����������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������� ��������������������

�������������������� ���������� �������

News CDC to review arts grants by Murray Donaldson The Cultural D e v e l o p m e n t Commission (CDC) of the City of Nelson will now be involved in the approval process for applications for funding from the Community Initiative Funds made available by Columbia Basin Trust. The City will allocate up to 35 per cent of the available 2010 Community Initiative Funds to arts, culture and heritage initiatives in Nelson. City Councillor Donna Macdonald said that the CDC is working hard to make sure potential applicants know about this opportunity. With the connections the CDC has in these sectors, the city is hoping to see a strong set of applications that will be reviewed by an appropriate and knowledgeable body. “The CDC has a lot of expertise and knowledge around the cultural

sector,” said CDC Chair Stephanie Fischer. “So it makes sense for the City to involve us in reviewing funding applications from that sector.” The overall granting process is managed by the RDCK for the entire region. Applications pertaining to the City of Nelson will be forwarded to the city, sorted, and projects falling under the umbrella of arts, culture and heritage will go before the CDC. “It will allow a group of people with some expertise in this sector to be reviewing the applications and seeing where the highest value would be achieved,” said Macdonald. RDCK requires a public event as part of the process and an independent jury will adjudicate applications. The Regional District of Central Kootenay is accepting applications for funding until 4:30 p.m., March 18.

February 17 , 2010

In last week’s column, we looked at the escalation in costs from the 1886 Athens Olympics that were underwritten by patriotic Greeks, to the ’76 Montreal Olympics that cost $1.5 billion, to the 2008 prediction by our province’s Auditor General that the Vancouver Games will be $2.5 billion, not the $600 million that had been budgeted. The 1984 LA Summer Games, organized by Peter Ueberroth, reaped a surplus of at least $223 million, because corporate sponsors paid large amounts to promote their involvement. But Vanoc

has discovered that corporate sponsorship in an unstable economy has high risk factors attached. Many examples of escalating cost exist. Here’s just one. Vanoc has purchased space on most outdoor advertising property in the Lower Mainland to stop the placing of ads by the sponsors’ competitors close to Olympic venues. The cost is $38 million to Vanoc. A sizable number of locations will likely remain unused. And the taxpayer is on the hook, again. But the Games have begun. Someone has suggested that these will likely be the “greenest”

Been Thinking About

George Millar

winter games ever, and they didn’t mean the environmental aspects. Others suggest that these could be the “reddest” Games ever. However, since the Games will happen, even

most of us who are critical of the potential financial nightmare will pay close attention when Canadian athletes compete. Watching our guys and gals take gold in hockey at Salt Lake wasn’t quite up to the ‘72 Summit Series victory over the USSR, but it was pretty close. We expect that the Own the Podium program will reap big rewards. We will cheer when our own do well, and we will sense the agony of those who perhaps don’t come through as expected. Let’s all really enjoy the excitement of the Games now. We can and will pay later.

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.

Area students headed for all-day k

��� ���������������������������������������������� � ������������������ ��� ��������������������� ��� ������������������


HAGAN Louise Hagan passed away February 11, 2010 at the age of 99. She was born December 1, 1910 at Darmody, SK. She is predeceased by her first husband Jim Thomson, and her second husband Bert in 2002 (married in 1954), daughter Lillian Honeysett, and son Kenneth Thomson. Louise was one of 14 children born to Josephine and Olaf Bruvold. She is survived by brother Sam and sister Annie; daughters, Winnie (Jack) Markewich of Moose Jaw, and Evelyn (Ted) Cartlidge of Nelson, BC; sisters-in-law Anna Bruvold and Stella Bruvold; brothers-in-law Rueben Hagan, Sly Hagan, and Joe Hagan; very special cousins Karlene, Hugh, and Mickie Hagan; twelve grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; and also many nieces and nephews all over the country. Louise loved to dance even when she was in her 90’s. She danced at Evelyn’s and Ted’s 50th anniversary. She treasured her children and was always proud to show off a new grand baby. Louise was an avid bowler, well into her 80’s and won many trophies up until Bert passed away. When Louise was young she was told by her Dad that she was the best hired man he ever had. She made the best bread and loved to pick berries, doing so until she no longer could. She was always one for a good story or joke. Louise will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at Rosedale Cemetery. Memorials to the Moose Jaw Health Foundation, 455 Fairford St.E., Moose Jaw, S6H 1H3, would be appreciated. In living memory of Louise, a tree will be planted in Besant Park by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home. Please sign the memorial register at website: (Obituaries).

Page 5

The modern controversy, part 2

Briefly Starting in September 2010, kindergarten students in Salmo, Creston, Slocan Valley and North Kootenay Lake will be attending school for a full day. Nelson kindergartners, however, will have another year before their classes are extended in September 2011. “We were asked to assess the students in the area and determined that Creston and Salmo were higher levels of vulnerability,” said SD8 Superintendent Pat Dooley. Having a full day of kindergarten is beneficial to students because it gives the children more time to interact with teachers and develop in the five indicator areas, including physical and emotional maturity and cognitive development. The kindergarten program continues to be optional.


���������������� ������������������ ��������������� ������������� ������������������ �������������

�������������� ��������� ������������������������������ ����������������������� ������������ �������������������� ���������� ������� ����

Page 6


Opinions & Letters

February 17 , 2010

We need a passing lane like a toad needs a pocketbook

Editorial Perception is the message Many taxpayers in our community are of the perception that there is tremendous mismanagement in the spending of provincial tax dollars. Everyone can agree that provincial dollars must be spent on community infrastructure, healthcare and our education system. These very basic needs are suffering due to the lack of sufficient provincial tax dollars. We struggle to find dollars to support recreation, arts and culture and daycare in our community. And yet we find that there is 6.5 million dollars available to be spent on a road upgrade. This upgrade may solve a safety issue, but perhaps there are alternative solutions such as decreasing the speed limit or not allowing passing in that stretch

of road. Surely we can we find solutions that would work well and cost a fraction of the amount. Considering that we do not have quality public transportation between the communities of Nelson, Trail and Castlegar, perhaps a better transportation system in place would reduce the number of vehicles on the road. At the very least, there must be equally viable and less costly measures we can take. We cannot be sure of the relationship between dollars spent on road expansion versus dollars spent on health care. Would we have extra dollars for healthcare if we did not upgrade the road? We don’t know, but some would say the perception is yes.

Fish Heads & Flowers Fishheads to the people who have not figured out that fog lights are NOT running lights. If it isn’t foggy, turn them OFF. – Blinded by the lights Flowers to the girl who stole my boyfriend, if it wasn’t for you getting involved in our relationship, I would have never gotten over him. Thanks for taking the bullet for me this time, he’s your problem now. - Jaded but grateful Fishheads to the people that pushed shopping carts into the lake, AND to the owners that don’t pick up after their dogs. Clean up your acts! Our lakefront should be beautiful!. – Disgusted waterfront pathway user

Flowers A big thanks to the sweetest guy on earth. You may just be the best thing I could have happened upon. I love you and I want to give you “la luuuune”. – Smitten by your salad head Fishheads To the franchise owner who does nothing about the harassment that goes on between his employees even when confronted with the problem. - Am I being heard? Flowers To the organizers, volunteers, athletes and everyone else who have worked so hard to make the Vancouver Olympics happen. You’ve made us proud! - Proud Canadian

Dear Editor, I still remember the first time I drove into Nelson from Taghum back in 1973. It started with the heart-in-yourthroat drive across the bridge, but it quickly morphed into an astounding drive. Looking across the Kootenay river at the Marsden face behind Hugh Croxall’s farm at the then-intact rock slide you were treated to a view which I considered at the time to be the most beautiful in the world, and a major highlight of the drive.

Once around the corner it was lovely forested mountain side and rock outcrops all the way into Nelson, unsullied by the industrial development of the Pacific Insight factory, the great wall of China to nowhere project, and the famous anti-abortionist billboards which, while they do provide occasional entertainment when properly vandalized, are frankly a complete blight on the landscape. From there into Nelson the beauty of the drive has, up until now, not been compromised, but

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.

because by the time they are finished with it the rock outcrops will be blasted down, and the drive will resemble a drive into Kelowna or some other over developed area. At what point do we as a society decide that we will stop destroying the beauty of this place in trade for a few short term jobs? We need a passing lane at this location like a toad needs a pocket book. Rod Retzlaff Glade, B.C.

heavy traffic. This rutting leads to hydro or aquaplaning in wet or slushy days. There were two deaths on this road in December, a road that I have driven on for 53 years. Take a

deep breath, slow down and live! I am a former volunteer at Beasley Fire Hall. Denis Helbecque Bonnington, BC

Passing lane is a mistake Dear Editor, What a mistake. Who does the thinking? Is there no local input? The money should be better spent repaving our Kootenay Highways and

fixing the Beasley Bluff Section. The Beasley Fire and Rescue will tell you most of the accidents happen at the Beasley Bluffs. Our highways are deeply rutted due to the very

Faster is not the answer on Nelson area highways Dear Editor, I would like to congratulate the Ministry of Transportation, it looks like they will be achieving their goal of a passing lane. What an accomplishment! We will have a three-lane racetrack for about 3km. Traffic will now be able to travel at a much faster speed than the now-posted 90km/hr. The ability to increase our speed will make it a lot more interesting and exciting. It will also pose a much more challenging situation for the deer and other wildlife attempting to cross the highway

to access their food and water sources, as well as the odd human out for a stroll. I live about a mile west of Nelson on Hwy 3A. Last winter I counted 10 deer that had been killed by the traffic within 1,500 feet of my driveway. Now for the car accidents. I don’t know what Victoria or the Ministry of Transportation has to say, but I do know that one day last winter there were at least six vehicles in the ditch from my driveway east into Nelson. To my knowledge those accidents were not caused by

only having two lanes, but rather by excessive speed for the road conditions. There were other days as well with numerous cars in the ditch, but I think that one took the cake. Just think what it will be like when we can approach each other at much higher speed. There are so many areas in this region that $6.5 million could be spent to make the highways safer instead of faster, and possibly a lot more dangerous, such as the road between Kaslo and Lardeau. There have been so many lives lost

Dear Editor, In response to RJ Warren’s letter in the Express (Wednesday, Feb. 10), I can hardly believe that we protesters are being criticized for doing it wrong! Because we chose to protest peacefully and not be radical enough? There were nurses, social workers, and other professionals at the protest. There were also parents with babies and small children. I was there with my 13-month old daugh-

ter and a 5-month pregnant belly. My less radical protest hardly makes me ignorant of politics. Furthermore, you don’t know me, or all of the other protesters, so how do you know we have not been writing letters and such for years? Indeed, I lived in Vancouver when they were bidding and voted no on the referendum, wrote letters and at the time, was able to protest “more effectively” as you have said. Keep in

We encourage our readers to write to us. Please address letters meant for publication to the editor. We do not accept open letters. Letters must be short (200 words maximum) and to the point. We reserve the right to edit letters, and the decision to publish or not to publish is completely at the discretion of the editor and publisher. Originals will not be returned to the writer and the Express will store the original in its files. Commentaries can be longer (500 words maximum) and are

mind, most of us have to work for a living and have kids to raise, so we can hardly spend time “camping on lawns”. Some of us have to protest quietly and legally through letter writing, contacting our politicians and raising awareness through other means. Just because I don’t want to have my kids grow up in foster care because I got thrown in jail for doing something radical at a protest does not make

ISSN 1196-7471

Publications Mail Agreement #0654353. Paid at Nelson, B.C

PUBLISHER Nelson Becker

PHONE (250) 354-3910 FAX 352-5075 EMERGENCY CELL 354-9001 554 Ward St. Nelson, B.C. V1L 1S9

me ignorant of the real issues or my protesting any less effective. So if you want to sit back in your easy chair watching the $6 billion Olympics while you reminisce about chaining yourself to a tree back in ‘85, enjoy. I, for one, will be using my time “more efficiently”. Tracy Ardell Franklin Nelson, BC

more in-depth than letters. If you wish to write a commentary, please first contact the editor. All letters and commentaries must be signed and include your name, address and phone number. Only your name and community you live in will be published. We will not print “name withheld” letters. Opinions in the paper are not necessarily those of the Express or its advertisers.

ADMINISTRATION: Julia Gillmor ADVERTISING: Jenna Semenoff PRODUCTION: Stephanie Taylor DISTRIBUTION: Gene Schmunk

The Express Newspaper is owned by Kootenay Express Communication Corp.

on that section of highway, as well as other roads in this area. I just don’t understand the Ministry’s reasoning, despite all the gobbledegook they give us about the need for this third lane. I hope they rethink their plans and spend their money more wisely. They may not get another chance for a long time to improve a highway where it is more needed. As they say, “Use it or lose it, but don’t blow it.” Art F. Mason Nelson, BC

Effective protesting does not have to end in a jail cell

Letters to the editor

Send us your Fish Heads and Flowers!

that is about to change. According to the government signage we really need a passing lane coming out of Nelson so that we can get to Castlegar five minutes faster, and of course at much greater risk to our welfare. I guess there is just not enough carnage on that stretch of Highway, so we must encourage a little more speed. I would advise every one who, like me, loves the beauty of the drive into the most beautiful of all small cities to take that drive and soak it in,

ACTING EDITOR Stephanie Taylor

February 17 , 2010


Page 7

the health pages. Anemia uncovered part 2: treatment options In the last column about iron deficiency anemia, four friends discovered they had anemia due to their blood being low in iron. After diagnosis through a complete blood test, it is important to find the cause of and treatment for anemia. The best way to correct iron deficiency is with dietary change and iron supplements. One friend went to her medical doctor who prescribed an iron supplement and gave her a list of foods. Foods with high iron con-

Exploring Health

Jen Cherwaty

and vitamin B complex to enhance red blood cell production. She learned that taking her iron supplement at the same time as vitamin C or eating fish at the same time as iron-containing vegetables increases iron absorption. A third friend chose to use Chinese medicine. Acupuncture, herbal medicine and diet therapy focused on tonifying the spleen, which governs the production of blood. Lifestyle recommendations included resting as much as possible during her men-

stral cycle, sitting down to three regular meals per day and reducing stress and worry. The fourth went to his nutritionist who set up a detailed menu plan with recipes to increase dietary intake of iron. If iron deficiency anemia is diagnosed, a health practitioner can design an effective treatment plan to boost your iron levels. Most people can correct the problem in about three months, but generally, you’ll start to feel better after a week.

tent (over 5mg of iron per serving) include dried peaches, kidney beans, lentils, liver, mustard greens, pinto beans, prune juice and raw beet greens. Another went to her naturopath who also prescribed an iron supplement Jen Cherewaty, BSc., RTCMP improves your health with acupuncture, massage, herbal medicine and yoga. Information in the Exploring Health column is for education only. Please consult a health care provider about your specific health concerns. Any questions or information please contact (250) 505-9460.

health calendar.

drop-in classes & events Wednes da y s

Fr i d a y s

SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 10 - 11:30 a.m. Mum & New Baby Yoga, Donna 12 - 1:30 p.m. Anusara Yoga, Elissa 3 - 4 p.m. Kids Yoga 5:30 - 7 p.m. Restorative Yoga, Shayla 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. - Invigorating Yoga, Lindsay 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 10 - 11:30 a.m.Yoga/Pilates Core, Linsey Rose 5:30 - 7 p.m. Quantum Yoga, Alison 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-825-0011, BAHA’I COMMUNITY OF NELSON 7 p.m. 1920 Falls St. 354-0944 KUTENAIS FINEST PERSONAL TRAINING 8 a.m. Abs & Buns Ball Class with Ali Popoff 182 Baker St. 250-352-9196

SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 12 -1:30 p.m. Invigorating Yoga, Anie 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Kids Yoga, Menaka 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Teen Yoga, Menaka 5 :30- 7 p.m. Anusara Yoga, Elissa 7:30 - 9 p.m. Restorative Yoga, Yasmin FELDENKRAIS CENTRE 11-12 p.m. Regain Mobility 206 Victoria St., Susan Grimble 352-3449 NELSON BREAST FEEDING CLINIC 9:30 - 11:30 a.. Free drop-in Nelson Health Unit, 2nd floor Kutenai Building, 333 Victoria Street, more info 250-505-7200. KOOTENAY AKIDO 4 - 5 p.m. Akido Fun, ages 4-6 5 -6 p.m. Kids Class, ages 7-12 6:30 - 8 p.m. Adult Class213C Baker St 250-352-3935. TRANSCENDENDENT COMBAT SPORTS 6 p.m. Combat cardio, 250-509-1061. Summit Health and Fitnes KUTENAIS FINEST PERSONAL TRAINING 6 a.m. & 8 a.m. Boot Camp with Ali Popoff 182 Baker St 250-352-9196

Thurs da y s

SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 10 - 11:30 a.m Prenatal Yoga, Donna 5:30 - 7 p.m. Hatha Flow, Karuna 7:30 - 9 p.m. Yoga Basics Course, Elissa, Preregister APPLIED COMBAT MARTIAL ARTS 6:30 - 8 pm. Adult class 525 Josephine Street, Information call 250-352-0459 EMOTIVE MOVEMENTS 5 - 6:30 p.m. Dance Foundations, All Levels Moving Centre, Pamela 352-1795, OM YOGA STUDIO 10 - 11:30 a.m. Quantum Yoga, Alison 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 FELDENKRAIS CLASSES 1 - 2 p.m. Effortless Movement. OM Studio, 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. Reduce Stress, Kutenais Finest, 182 Baker St. Judy Katz 352-3319, somatikatz@gmail. com RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS 3-4:00 p.m. Beginner ages 6 & up 4-5:30 p.m. Performance Group ages 8+ 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 GLOBAL RHYTHMS 5 - 6 p.m. World music dance workout. The Moving Centre, 533 Baker. FELDENKRAIS CENTRE 2 - 3 p.m. Regain Mobility 206 Victoria St., Susan Grimble 352-3449.

Sa t u rd a y s


10 - 11:30 a.m. Rejuvanitive Soma Yoga, Shayla 12 - 1:30 p.m. Hatha Flow, Cindy

2 - 4 p.m. Yoga By Donation M YOGA STUDIO 10:30 a.m. - noon Hatha Yoga. All levels. Family friendly(9+), Ingrid 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-825-0011 KOOTENAY AKIDO 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. Intro Akido 213C Baker St 250-352-3935. FELDENKRAIS CENTRE 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Regain Mobility 206 Victoria St., Susan Grimble 352-3449 KUNDALINI YOGA

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Moving Centre, Sukh Prem Kaur 250.399.4554

Su n d a y s

SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 10-11:30 a.m. Prenatal Yoga,Donna 12 - 1:30 p.m. Anusara Yoga, Elissa 2 - 4 p.m. Advanced Practice, Elissa, Preregister OM YOGA STUDIO 3:30 - 5 p.m. Yoga ReBalance/Align Linsey Rose 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 5:30 -7:00 Anusara Yoga, Elissa 7:30 -9:00 Yin Yoga, Menaka KOOTENAY AKIDO 6:30 - 8 p.m. Adult Class, 213C Baker St

250-352-3935. CONTACT IMPROVISATION DANCE JAM 7:30 - 9 p.m. all levels and live musicians welcome. The Moving Centre, 533A Baker St. Info 250-352-3319 Judy. OM YOGA STUDIO 5 - 7:30 p.m. Quantum Yoga, 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. BELLYFIT FUSION FITNESS 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. at the Moving Centre. Call Heather, 354-0492 KUTENAIS FINEST PERSONAL TRAINING 8 a.m. Abs & Buns Ball Class with Ali Popoff 182 Baker St. 250-352-9196 FELDENKRAIS CLASSES 1 - 2 p.m. Effortless movement. Kutenais Finest, 182 Baker St. Judy Katz 352-3319,,

Tu e s d a y s

SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 10 - 11:30 a.m. Gentle Yoga, Maureen 5:30 - 7 p.m. Hatha Flow , Karuna 7:30 - 9 p.m. Yoga Basics Course, Elissa, Preregister APPLIED COMBAT MARTIAL ARTS 6:30 - 8 p.m. Adult Class 525 Josephine St. Information call 250352-0459. OM YOGA STUDIO 10 - 11:30 a.m. Quantum Yoga, 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. 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. KUTENAIS FINEST PERSONAL TRAINING 6 a.m. & 8 a.m. Boot Camp with Ali Popoff 182 Baker St 250-352-9196 KOOTENAY AKIDO 6 - 7:30 p.m. Intro Akido 213C Baker St 250-352-3935.

Briefly Mir Winter Lecture Series Presents Dr. Hugh Brody Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m. at Selkirk College Castlegar Campus, room S113,

The Mir Centre for Peace Winter Lecture Series will be starting its new season with internationally recognized scholar, anthropologist, land claims researcher, policy adviser, film-maker and writer, Dr. Hugh Brody. Dr. Hugh Brody will show a segment of his film Meaning of Life and share his research related to aboriginal land claims and aboriginal youth. For the last 35 years, Dr. Brody has been involved in Aboriginal issues in Canada and internationally. His contributions to seeking change and justice for aboriginal communities began in the 1970s with the Land Use and Occupancy studies of northern Canada. Admission is $10 at the door. For more information on this or other upcoming Mir Lectures, please visit

Voluntary Simplicity Study Group

Monday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. Nelson United Church, 602 Silica St. Looking for a calmer, more peaceful lifestyle? Want to do your part to help solve some global environmental problems but aren’t sure where to start? You may want to join the Voluntary Simplicity Study Group on Monday nights at the Nelson United Church. The study group will meet in the Fairview Room

at the Nelson United Church from Monday, Feb. 22 to Monday, April 5. There is a fee of $30 to cover the cost of the book and materials. All are welcome. For more information, contact the Nelson United Church at 250-352-2822.

Beginner yoga classes

Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 9 p.m. at Shanti Yoga Studio, 466 Josephine St. Always wanted to try yoga, but didn’t know where to begin? Love yoga but haven’t been to class for awhile? These are the classes for you! In this progressive short four-week series, students gain a good working knowledge of the basics of Hatha Yoga, cultivating excellent alignment habits in their new yoga practice. This course is designed for brand new students, but is also great for established students wishing to refresh and expand their understanding and improve their practice. Through this detailed study of the basic foundations of Hatha Yoga, everyone progresses together. This series will help students cultivate a therapeutic, life affirming yoga practice.Using basic poses found in nearly all yoga classes, students learn principles of alignment, guiding them to find ease in yoga poses, improvement in posture and comfort in the body. Pre-registration is required for this monthly course Register online at www. or at the studio desk.

���������� ��������������������������������

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

��� � ��� ���

��� � ��� ���

Page 8


February 17 , 2010

the health pages.

Briefly Free Introductory Feldenkrais Lesson

Thursday, Feb. 18, 7:15-8:15 p.m. at Kutenais Finest, 182 Baker St. 2nd floor Rooted in the tremendous capacity for learning and self-healing, the Feldenkrais Method® teaches how to increase range of motion, improve flexibility and coordination, and rediscover the innate capacity for grace-

ful, efficient movement. A unique combination of gentle movements and body awareness training, classes are non-achievement oriented, emphasizing effortlessness and pleasure. Relaxing and stimulating, Feldenkrais is captivating for mind and body. For more information, contact 250-352-3319, or

��� ���������������������������������������������� � ������������������ People’s Winter

Games ��� (Nolympics) ���������������������

Saturday, Feb. 20, 1-5 p.m. at the��� Vallican Whole ������������������ Community Centre Compete in the hospital bed races and school clos������ ing relays. at the soup ��� Eat ���������������������������������������������� kitchen � and������������������ build snow caves for the homeless. Join the���farmers in jump��������������������� ing hurdles, and schuss along with your neigh��� ������������������ ��� ���������������������������������������������� bours on collective skis. � ������������������ Bring your cross-country skis, snowshoes, ideas, ��� ��������������������� ������ and energy. All proceeds after ��� ������������������ expenses go to the Slocan ���������������� Food Bank. Want to help to ������������������ make ������ this event the best ��������������� it can be? Call 226-7730 or������������� email CARRIE VOYSEY From left to right, Teck’s Manager of Energy and Public Affairs, Richard Deane, Selkirk College

������������������� Chair of the School of Health & Human Services, Rhonda Schmitz, United Steel Workers (Local 480) Health and Safety Chair, Gord Menelaws, Nursing Instructor, Tammy McLean and Nurse ������������� Practitioner, Lori Verigin. Missing is Community Development Coordinator for the Cancer

Society, Andrea Winkers. ����������������� ������������������������������������������������������ ������������������ ������������������� ��������������� Teck and the Cancer Society have �������������������������������� ������������� donated a very useful pelvic exam table

Teck donates to Selkirk nursing students

������������������������������������� ������������������������������ �������������������������������������������� ���������������������� �������������� ����������������������



�������������� ������������������� ����������� �������������

to the Selkirk College Nursing program. The table was donated following a fourth year student nursing project ������������������������������ that partnered with the community to provide cervical cancer screening for ����������������������� the college population. This screening �������������������������� took place at the Castlegar Campus, ������������ ������������ providing excellent accessibility for the ��������������������

�������������� ��������� ���������� �������

Hair Care

�������������������� Kate Butt, Accupunture and Herbal Mdicine ........... 551-5283 Front St Hair Studio, The Key to Beauty..................354-1202 Michael Smith, Dr. TCM, 10 years experience.........352-0459 ���������� Holistic Health Marion Starr, Dr. TCM ............................................... 352-9890 Aura Defence & Pranashakty Canada. ������� Power, Beauty, Art Therapy Please proof for accuracy then phone, fax or with any or an approval. Healing. Clearwater Art Therapy ............................................ 505-1100 ................................505-7832 • Email: BodyworkPhone: 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352.5075 ���� Lomilomi, Thai, Qi-Gong ® Syama Sylvie heals with Hawaiian Integrated Healing Touch, Biodynamic Craniosacral,Esalen The Express is not responsible forDeany errors after the client has signed off. Flower Essences. I Teach The Secret and Mayan..........777-1077 epTissue, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Bliss, Certified - Niko .......... 551-2577 Rolf Structural Integration, Jennifer Keirstead Reg. Holistic Nutritionist .......509-1417




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

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

Hypnotherapy Richard Klein, Stress Reduction Coach .................... 352-3280 Please proof for accuracy then phone, fax or email with any changes or an approval. Sharon Best, Certified Adv. Hypnotherapist ............ 354-7750 Shayla Wright certified coach/mentor .................... 352-7908 • Email: Irene Mock, Reg. ....352-7035 Colonics Phone: 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352.5075 The Express not...............352-6419 responsible for Hydrotherpy, Detoxification, Nutrition. Devine

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

Physical Problems & Nothing has worked? Give me call and let’s get moving! Call Hilary ......................................354-7616

any errors Services after the client has signed off. Massage

������������������ �������������

body & soul.

������������������������������ ����������������������� ���� ������������

to list your service call 354-3910


college’s students. Nurse Practitioner, Lori Verigin, worked with fourth year nursing students to provide the screening and supportive teaching. The donation of the table and Lori’s expertise ��������������� resulted in a very successful community������������������ partnership that has contributed to health promotion and disease preven��������������� tion in the region. ������������� - submitted


�������������� ���������

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


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


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



Mountain Waters Spa, Voted Best Spa 2007-09 .... 352-3280

Shalimar Health Spa, Voted Nelson’s Best Spa ..... 354-4408 GingerPlease Joy Rivest, Neuro ���Therapy ���������������������������������������������� proof forSomatic accuracy then..............505-4284 phone, fax or email with any changes or an approval. Palliative Massage Course, July 3-10, ...........1-800-611-5788 Tai Chi � 2009 Phone: 250.354.3910 •������������������ Fax: 250.352.5075 • Email: Power Essentials, True Aromatherapy & Massage...........505-4144 Daphne Fields, MEd., Valhalla-Tai-Chi ...............................355-2854 ������ ��������������������� The &Express is not responsible for any errors after the client has signed off. RUBITIN Mobile Studio, Deep T., ��� Neuro, Sports ...........352-6804 Yoga Gabriel Keczan, Neuro Somatic Therapy ��� ...........................777-1159 ������������������ Om Yoga 3067 Heddle Rd.,6-Mile, ........ 825-0011 Nutritionists Tara Stark, RD, Nutrition Counselling......................505-9854

The Yoga Loft 625 Front St. with Jenna Arpita ..... 825-2209

Hot soup for Haiti: �������������������������������� ��������������������������������������� �����������������

Every bowl you buy becomes a donation

We’re offering a traditional Haitian chicken soup at the Co-op Deli from Thursday to Saturday, Feb. 18-20. Hearty and delicious! All proceeds from sales will be donated to Bumi Sehat( This tasty fundraiser is brought to you by: Cookshack Catering (a.k.a Sarah Butler, cook and fundraising mastermind), the Kootenay Co-op and Epiphany Cakes.

February 17 , 2010


Page 9

Lessons from HAITI


(from left) Ryan, Nicole, Margaux, Elijah, Owen clearing roads to let vehicles pass. Once the group had food, shelter, and water, they began helping with clean-up.

On January 12, 2010, a group of Mt. Sentinel students from Nelson arrived in Haiti with plans to build a goat farm.Instead, they lived through a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked the city of Port-au-Prince and sent a shockwave around the world.

Home safe, the students reflect on their experiences. Happiness

to me is a friend, and a smile, even in the face of disaster. Happiness is wiping your tears and holding the hand of your neighbour. It is a song upon unstable ground. It is knowing the blessing of being alive and making a difference. Happiness to me is Haiti Arise, built from love and the chance to make a positive change. - Margaux Tappin


we arrived at the airport in Haiti, I had a feeling of confusion and desperation. Once we got on the bus and we started driving through Port Au Prince, the poverty stricken nation was popping into our eyes. There was one school of young children singing nursery rhymes that stood out in my mind, and knowing it was crushed later that day was heart breaking. - Bryden Chernoff


. There’s a multitude of other words I could use to describe the situation, but this one just seems to fit. At least it applies to the world outside my mind. Inside a bizarre calm resides. I look to the sky with my arms spread wide, and a smile actually manages to find its way onto my face. I must look terribly insane. The smile, however, is not for the events and people around me. It’s for the fact that I get to be here to experience this with these people. An odd way to think in the midst of chaos, but I’ve always been somewhat of an odd fellow. - Elijah Leister

The following four pages contain journal entries and photos from some of the Mt. Sentinel Quest for Community students that reflect the thoughts and feelings the teens are facing now that they are home. Event listings for Haiti fundraisers and updates on what some of our local schools and community groups have done to support the Haiti relief effort are also included.


can change in a flash and you have to be ready at any moment. Our trip to Haiti was an extremely amazing experience in the sense that it opened our eyes to a different side of the world. The Haitians had nothing and they still were worried about making sure we had our basic needs. That just went to show me how material things really don’t matter, and it’s the relationships you have with others that really make a difference. I met a 17 year old boy in Haiti and he told me, “Life can’t give you anything, unless you take a step back and take a look at life.” - Ryan Ricalton


trip was going to be the icing on top of the cake for me. I’ve taken trips all around the world to Italy and Greece, but this was somehow going to be so much more special because of the help we were going to be giving. Unfortunately, the earthquake prevented us from doing most of the work we went there to do. That said, I believe that every single person that went on this trip became a stronger and better person because of what we all had to see and endure. The Haitians were so gracious to us that we felt we needed to do as much work as we could despite the situation, whether it be clearing roads or moving heavy building supplies. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I have no regrets about going. It was easily the hardest and most powerful week I’ve ever lived, and I’m positive that a piece of me will always remain in Haiti. - Rachel Throop

Page 10


February 17 , 2010

Lessons from HAITI


A tent city in Port au Prince, on the way from Haiti Arise to the Canadian Embassy.

Area students are finding creative ways to raise money for Haiti relief efforts.


to an impoverished country, I was certain that our arrival was a great opportunity for us to build a goat farm – that this would create sustainability for the Haitians. They would raise a goat in order to receive dairy products and/or sell for money. Being there for around forty-five minutes and having an earthquake hit, was one of the scariest things to happen to me, but also the best. Through the whole experience I was able to grow relationships with people I may not have without this catastrophe. I met numerous warm hearted people, who were robbed of everything they had

by the earthquake - yet still did everything they could to supply us with our basic needs. My life has turned for the better. I am forever grateful of all the help we received from the Haitians. I understand from firsthand experience that it doesn’t matter how much material you have, it’s the relationships you make and keep forever that make a difference. I believe we walked away without a scratch because this is now our time to give back to the Haitians. Although we won’t be able to match what they gave us, we will still do our best to make a better tomorrow. - Aubray Bell


Left to right: From Traflgar School. Tessa Exley, Danielle Solari, Morag Bos, Rachel Kinakin, Savi Hanning-Brown, Jan Douglas, Mona Smith, and Toni from the Red Cross.

Inspired by the Mt. Sentinel Quest students and their generousity, the students throught School District 8 have stepped up to do their part raising awareness and funds. • Blewett raised $4,138 for the Haiti Relief Fund. • Fashion Show at L.V.R. raised $125 towards a Shelter Box, and a collection is going through the school. • Rosemont students/staff are “going without a luxury item” and donating the money to the Haiti Fundraiser. • Redfish Grade 4’s are raising money through their ‘send a message’ campaign in February. This is a friendship fundraiser where students and parents can pay to have messages delivered to children in the school, along with a small treat. • A drama presentation at P.C.S.S. raised funds to go directly to the orphanage from where one of the students was adopted. • J.V.H. is planning a Hope for Haiti “Un-Dinner” on February 18th, and ele-

mentary students are putting on a dance to raise funds as well. • “People Power for Haiti” at South Nelson has raised $700 so far. • Proceeds from a coin drive, money from pizza sale, and a book/toy sale at Hume will be donated to the Red Cross. • Crawford Bay is collecting money, clothing, supplies and non-perishable food to go directly to the Haiti Arise Mission. A local man will match the funds raised as will the federal government. • Trafalgar has raised almost $1,500 in their L.I.G.H.T.S. (Love Ignited Gets Haiti To Safety) coin drive. • Erickson is doing a collection. One student collected $68 around the house and his piggy bank. • C.U.P.E. plans to make a donation to the Haiti Relief Fund. • A school in Oliver and its community were inspired to raise over $5,000, with the federal government matching funds. The money will go to Haiti Arise.


Kyler sharing a photo with a local child. The children loved to ham it up for the camera and then immediately see the results.

February 17 , 2010


Page 11

Lessons from HAITI


(From left) Brooklyn, Mark Honorat, Blake, Corrine McFadyen, Katie, Ryan. The students and adults pooled their money and purchased 1600 kg of rice. Here they are distributing it to rural Haitians. Other rice was given in bulk (5 or 6 bags each) to communal kitchens and children’s homes.

I am

still mystified by everything that has happened. I think about it everyday, and since I’ve been home, everything I do somehow relates back to Haiti. One of the main ways that it’s affected my life, is undoubtedly the new, sparked debate inside of me about fate

versus free will. I have never been a man of religion, meaning I’ve never been Christian, of which the foundation is free will. However, I’ve never been one to believe in fate either. The earthquake has made think again about everything I’ve learned throughout my life that has to do with this argument.


Skye writiing with a Haitian friend. Many friendships were made and much time was spent sharing.

Reading Kurt Vonnegut continuously and watching Lost doesn’t really quell that either. Ultimately, what I’m really trying to say is that everyday since this happened, I’ve been asking was this fate, or did this happen because of complete coincidence. I then ask, “Why did our flight get moved up an hour

at the last minute?” If it didn’t, we would have been in a bus in the middle of Port-Au-Prince when it all happened, something that certainly wouldn’t have panned out well. Further, why was our building the only two story building left intact in our area? Why did not one single person get seriously hurt



Cathy holding a newborn that shared our shelter at Haiti Arise.

when so much could have gone wrong? I understand that these questions probably will never get answered, and it is all a matter of opinion. For me, I don’t think I’ll ever stop wondering why things worked out like they did. Was it luck, or does luck even exist? - Blake Ouellet

Aubray and friend waiting for the police to arrive with the rice. The students arranged to have the police go and purchase the rice and then help to distribute it.

A few

up, so four guys threatened to beat me up. They didn’t so I thought I was lucky. However when I was in Haiti I realized what real luck was, that all of Canadians had it. Real luck

is surviving an earthquake in an impoverished country and knowing that you may return to your wealthy home, school and country at anytime. Real luck is when you realize that you

haven’t lost any of your friends and none of them are going to die because of lack of food or water. Real luck is not having to run barefoot over pebbles in the blazing hot sun over a

few kilometres just to get a cup of rice. Real luck is being the donor, not the one who receives the donations. - Owen Spears


up to help because I wanted to open up my eyes and to experience firsthand a country far different from our sweet little Heaven that we live in. Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere, and that

was before I even left Canada. Shortly after we arrived, an earthquake bigger than any felt in two centuries erupted, placing its firm grip across the country side. Destruction, chaos, and confusion like no other are the

words that best described the first 10 minutes of this natural disaster. The goal of the Quest for Cmmunity class who I went down there with was to learn how other communities functioned. A great man once told

me, “You can tell a lot about a community by the way they treat their most vulnerable.” We were the most vulnerable, and we were treated like family. - Jonathan Couture

days before we went down to Haiti I had gone to a party. When I was there I helped save a really drunk person from getting beat journey to Haiti was undoubtedly the biggest adventure in my life by far, and it will also be the experience I take the most from. I first signed

Page 12


February 17 , 2010

Lessons from HAITI



Cathy Spears, mom of Owen and Skye, holding a local child while waiting for rice delivery.

Nicole playing with some of the children taking refuge at Haiti Arise.


Jody clearing debris from road. Undamaged blocks were set aside for future building projects.

What have we done to help? What more can we do? Briefly Fundraiser for Haiti Relief: DJ’s Adam Shaikh, Shasta, Rhapsody, Craig Mullin and Meszenjah

Friday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m. at the the Royal Lounge and Grill, 330 Baker St. This benefit is for the Bumi Sehat Organization who are aiding the relief efforts in Haiti. It is a non-profit event with all proceeds going to this dedicated group. Bumi Sehat Organiztion has sent a small team of medics, including midwives, into Haiti. Their field experience after the Tsunami and earthquakes in Indonesia has prepared them to be effective in the relief of suffering and trauma on the ground in disaster zones. A few people from the Kootenay region have gone to Haiti to help with this organization.


Nisha Wells, age 9, Ruby Creighton, age 9 and Lexie Nelson, age 15 participated in the Waldorf knit-a-thon.

Waldorf knit-a-thon raises $6,000 for Haiti relief efforts What was so remarkable about the Nelson Waldorf School Knit-a-Thon last Saturday, Feb. 7 was the number of children and adults who came out, and the truly positive spirit that pervaded the event. The Nelson Trading Co. saw a peak of nearly 50 people at one time, then the Cocoa-nut Lounge received

the “apres-ski” crowd who came in to knit. All funds will go to Pure Water for the World to finance the work of Nelson residents David Putt, Marie-Paule Brisson and Sebastien de Marre who are in Haiti installing biosand water filtration and sanitation stations. -submitted

Selkirk students cook up some cash Selkirk College’s Professional Cook Training and Resort & Hotel Management students have raised over $6000 for the Canadian Red Cross Haiti relief fund. On January 28, 2010, the students hosted a “Benefit Buffet” for Haiti at Mary Hall in Nelson. The evening consisted of dinner prepared by the Professional Cook Training students and a slide show put on by the Resort & Hotel Management students, which provided a backdrop to the importance of helping others. Over 380 guests attended the Benefit Buffet. George Chandler of the Red Cross was present to encourage people to

“open their wallets” and make contributions in addition to the proceeds from the dinner. “We put on the evening in response to the first year Resort & Hotel students who said we need to do something to help the Haitians in their time of need,” said Instructor Harry Pringle. “It was put together in just two weeks! With the help of the Professional Cook Training program, people were treated to great food and entertainment for a good cause.” - submitted

Musical Weekend to benefit Pure Water Haiti

Saturday, Feb. 27 7:30 p.m. at St. Saviour’as Anglican ProCathedral and Sunday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson United Church Selkirk Camerata and Shenango & Friends offer back-to-back musical evenings to benefit Pure Water for Haiti. Selkirk Camerata presents Water Music for Haiti on Saturday. The Haitian Suite for guitar will usher in an evening of chamber music by Bach, Corelli, Handel, Weber, Brahms and even a taste of jazz and nuevo tango. The roster of performers includes Sarah Currie, soprano; Wendy Herbison, violin; Tobias Jenny, organ/ piano; Ruth Langevin, flute; Vic Neufeld, violin; Alex Nichol, double bass; Alan Rinehart, guitar; and David Stewart, bass. Admission is by donation, and the musicians hope to raise $2000. Shenango & Friends promise an evening of entertaining choral music the next evening at Nelson United Church. Shenango offers a set from its diverse, enlivening repertoire, and rumour has it that other performances include Cottonwood, Roger Ley and Allison Girvan performing a duet, Kathleen Neudorf, Noemi Kiss and Bessie Wapp. Tickets are $10 and are available at Eddy Music. Proceeds from the two evenings go to Pure Water for the World in Haiti, the non-profit organization that locals David Putt, Marie-Paule Brisson and Sebastien de Marre are volunteering with in Port-au-Prince.

Arts & Entertainment

������������������ ����������������

������ ������ ������ ������ ������ �����

�������������������������������������������� ������� ���������� ������������ ����������� �����������


��������������� ������������������ ��������������� �������������


Page 13

�������������������������������������������� ��������� �������� ��������� ������������������������������� ���������� ������������������������� ����������� ������������������������������� ����������� ������������������������ ����������� ������������������������������������� � ������������������������������������������



Sexy Times News �����������������������

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m. sharp at the Velvet �������������������� Underground, 646 Baker St. Now Nelson’s own ������������������ comedy satire news programme hits the internet ����������������������������������� recorded in front of a live audience. Come out to see the crack comedy team deliver the news and interview our MP Alex Atamanenko. Fast, irreverent hilarious. Don’t miss the latest news don’t be late. Taping ���������������������������������� and starts within three min�����������������������������������utes of 8 p.m. Sexy Times News will be taped for broadcast on the internet every first and third Wednesday of every month.


Library Voices play the SpiritBar on Thursday.

February 17 , 2010


Nelson’s Mountain Man

natural landscapes. To view more of Bryn’s art, visit www.

Bass Olympics Orbatak & Wakutt

Friday, Feb. 19, at the Velvet��� Underground, 646 Baker St. Awesome music from� two amazing DJ’s and the ��� night is complete with a beatbox freestyle compe��� tition. Prizes include lift tickets from Whitewater Ski Resort, glasswear from Zodiac Hemp, dinner for two at the Velvet Underground, an Hourglass Studio gift certificate and more. Sign up in advance. Be sure of entry and get your advance tickets at the Velvet Underground.

in their hometown of Unplugged Folk at Kelowna and around Ellison’s Cafe Western Canada. Saturday, Feb. 20, 12-3 p.m. The new wave, electro, at Ellison’s Natural Food dance ������grooves coming out Cafe, 523 Front St. of these four young ladies Synje Norland has recentis sure to get you off your ly moved to Nelson from feet. Their genre spans Hamburg. Her songs and from dance to alternative vocal talent can be heard ���������������������������������������������� to hip hop, into trance and in several German movies ������������������ pop. Their�������������������� one-hour set is and television series. sure to impress. Amos Tanguay returns ��������������������� ���������� The girls have a fresh- with Lindsay-Ann Wheatley ly recorded ������� full length and their great vocals. ������������������ Mara Sand and friends CD (slated for release in Spring 2010) so be sure will close this session. She to keep an���� eye on this up last performed at Ellison’s with the popular ������White and coming hit. Lightning Blues Band.

Thursday, Feb. 18 and ongoing at The Grind, ��� ���������������������������������������������� Thursday, Feb. 18 at SpiritBar, 422 Vernon St. Rossland Library Voices is a 10-piece pop collective from � ������������������ Original paintings Nixie Regina, Saskatchewan. Blending tremolo soaked gui- by Nelson artist Bryn Thursday, Feb. 18, 8 p.m. at tars with analog synths, vintage organs, circuit bent Stevenson are now show��� ���������������������������������������������� the Royal Lounge and Grill,��� ��������������������� �������������������������� electronics, accordion, saxophone, strings, theremin, ing at The Grind� in������������������ ������������������������������ 330 Baker St. ����������������������������������� Tenori-on, and glockenspiel, their songs play out like Rossland. Drawing inspi��� ������������������ Nixie is a BC-based, an AM radio jingle; mixing the best of the 60’s, 70’s, ration from local moun�������������������������������������������������������������� ��� ��������������������� all female band that 80’s, and today. ��������������������������������������������������������������� tains as well as from his ��������������������������������������������������������� Since forming in spring of 2008, the group has oper- imagination, Bryn’s oil formed in January 2008. ���������������������������������������� Consisting of drums, synated at a feverish pace. They have been featured in The paintings radiate ���the������������������ ������ ������������������ New Yorker. They’ve received generous airplay on the vibrations of peace, power thesizers, piano, vocals, ����������������������� CBC and BBC, reaching no. 3 on the Radio 3 charts and divine sovereignty and bass guitar, Nixie ������������������ and breaking the top 30 on Canadian campus radio. that emanate from these has already made waves Call and reserve your favourite film today! ������ They also won a Radio 3 Bucky award, ��������������� have been mugged twice, and had their van robbed once. ������������� This is an early show with opening set by DJ Joel West at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. �������������������

Library Voices

movie of the Week!

607 Front Street 250-352-7422


�������������� ��������� �����������


����������� ��


������������������������� ���������������������� ����������������������


���������������������� ���������������� ������ �������������� �������� ���������������������� ������������ �������������

������������������������������ ����������������������� ������������

�������������������� ���������� �������

���������������� ������������������ ��������������� �������������

��������������� ������������������ ��������������� ������������� �������������������� ���������������

������������������ �������������

�������������� ����������� Please proof for accuracy then phone, fax or email with any changes or an approval. ������������������������������ Phone: 250.354.3910 • Fax:�������������� 250.352.5075 • Email: ����������������������� The Express is not responsible for any errors after the client has signed off. ��������� ������������ ����

�������������������� ������������������������������ ����������������������� ���������� ������������ �������




Page 14


February 17 , 2010

TNT presents Vigil

Opening Friday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m. at the TNT Playhouse, (corner of Ward and Carbonate) The TNT Playhouse hopes for better days to come with a new production opening Friday, Feb. 19. Suffering from severe funding cuts, the company is mounting the awardwinning BC playwright Morris Panych’s deadly funny comedy, Vigil. “There’s no doubt we need strong local support to survive these hard times,” says artistic director Richard Rowberry. “We’re hoping people will come out and see this great play and help bridge the gap between

Arts & Entertainment

now and a promised revival of funding later on in the year.” Hailed as “a small masterpiece” by The Globe and Mail and “a devilishly funny play” by Maclean’s, Vigil tells the story of a socially challenged older man called to the bedside of his dying aunt. “Except she doesn’t,” laughs Rowberry, “a fact he finds increasingly difficult to live with. It’s a role I have really enjoyed getting into, the dark humour really appeals to me, and the sentimental stuff too, as their relationship develops. “In a way, it’s a series of funny therapy sessions as my character, out of boredom and frustration

– his, not the audience’s, I hope – examines his life.” Playing the 80-something aunt is Jen Viens, who last appeared as a 27-year old alongside Michael Graham in Blackbird. “Jen gets to work with the old guys,” says Rowberry, “but at least this time she gets to be one too. She’s an amazingly versatile actor.” Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. from Friday, Feb. 19 to Friday, March 5. There is a half-price preview Thursday, Feb. 18. Advance tickets are $15 at Eddy Music and Reo’s Video. - submitted

Winlaw residents Briefly coach Olympic artists Wooden Sky Winlaw residents Helen Sebelius and Lou Lynn are no strangers to coaching professional artists. Nationally acknowledged for their expertise in marketing art and craft, they have organized conferences and taught marketing workshops to artists across the country. So when the invitation came to “coach” the “Yukon First Nations Visual Artist team” and help them prepare for their participation at the Olympics, they responded with an enthusiastic yes! Working with a group of 10 First Nations visual artists, who were selected to exhibit their art at the Olympics, Sebelius and Lynn traveled to the Yukon last fall to select artwork and provide marketing training to the artists. The artists represent a diversity of experience. In preparation for the Olympics, the artists have been working in their studios all winter. The Yukon First Nation’s visual artists will be participating in

three Olympic events: The “Aboriginal Artisan Market & Business Showcase”, held at the Vancouver Community College, in downtown Vancouver, “New Traditions: Yukon First Nations” exhibition at the Inuit Gallery, in Gastown, and the “Visions of the North Artisans Market”, at the Richmond O Zone, in Richmond. In addition to selecting the work and providing market training to the artists, Sebelius and Lynn were hired to write promotional materials, design the booth and install the artwork. “The Yukon artists shared their rich history and culture with generosity and pride, and it is ��� these qualities that have come together to form the � visual art team that will be going to the Olympics,” ��� says Sebelius. “We are proud to be part of this ��� project and feel honoured to have been able to share our expertise with the artists as they get ready.” - submitted


Jen Viens and Richard Rowberry star in Vigil at the TNT Playhouse.

Friday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m. at the Blue Church After closing out a landmark year that included releasing their sophomore album If I Don’t Come Home You’ll Know I’m Gone, touring the US and Canada with Elliott Brood, making their NYC debut at CMJ 2009, and landing on Exclaim’s Best Wood, Wires & Whiskey Albums of 2009, Torontobased outfit The Wooden Sky is excited for their winter tour.

Today, Czech’s Soul Kitchen remains the longest running club night in Whistler, and continues to showcase some of the worlds renowned DJ talent. It is no surprise that Czech continues to represent Canada as one of the most preeminent breaks DJs in the world. There will be an opening set by Breakfluid. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Stu Hamm

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m. at Studio 80, Selkirk College 10th St. Campus DJ Czech Stuart Hamm, who has Saturday, Feb. 20 at been recognized by Bass SpiritBar, 422 Vernon St. Player and Guitar Player Most underground-ori- magazines as one of the ented West coasters are leading contemporary familiar with the legend- bassists of our time, and ary Soul Kitchen weekly who has recorded, played ���������������������������������������������� event at Tommy Africa’s and toured with such ������������������ nightclub in Whistler. inventive and inspiring Few, however, recall that musicians as Eric Johnson, it was Shambhala favorite Joe Satriani, and Steve ��������������������� DJ.Czech who introduced Vai, will be gracing the the event to BC over 13 stage of Selkirk College’s ������������������ years ago. Studio 80 for a one time

performance. This world-class and intimate performance is presents by the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Society and Selkirk College. Purchase your tickets at the door for only $15/$20. Show starts at 8 p.m. but get there early; Hamm sold out the last time he performed in Nelson.

Brian Rosen & The WhatNow

Friday, Feb. 19, 9 p.m. at the Royal Lounge and Grill, 330 Baker St. Brian Rosen & The WhatNow is a rock/reggae/ funk band with a humanitarian and Earth-loving message. Performances are passionate and full of energy as they spread their positive message and deliver unstoppable, fearless rhythms. This group is quickly becoming one of the most refreshing bands to hit the live music scene. Tickets are on a $5-10 sliding scale.

Latin Salsa Basic Tricks

Monday, Feb. 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Royal Lounge and Grill, 330 Baker St. If you love to dance you must know these little-known tricks that will make you look like you know what you are doing. The course will teach you how to dance in any situation, even if your partner doesn’t know how. It will also teach you how to follow the rhythm with a special Latin touch without having to memorize so many turns or complicated steps. Jen Mendizabal, an experienced Latin and bellydance teacher, will teach this course every Monday. There is also a free halfhour practice from 8-8:30 p.m. that everyone is welcome to attend. Singles are welcome, and no experience or partner is necessary. Cost is $110 for six classes.

Street Talk ������

If our government had a $6 million surplus, what should they spend it on?

���������������� ������������������ ��������������� ������������� We definitely could I’d like to see a way to be able to skateuse some������������������ more parking in the city. Sometimes board downtown for �������������� transportation. it takes 10 minutes to find a spot downtown. Garry Wilson, Jennifer Ahlstrom, Nelson Nelson


Some to schools and hospitals. We need to put more money into bike lanes and public transit. Kathleen Nichol, Nelson

Health care and education. They should lower tuition fees for college and university students. Jaymie Johnson, Nelson

Arts & Entertainment

February 17 , 2010


Page 15

Brasstronaut out of this world Storytelling in Slocan offers a winter escape Brasstonaut

Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Royal Lounge and Grill, 330 Baker St. Mt. Chimaera, the debut album of Vancouver band Brasstronaut can be envisioned as the mythological beast of its title. This record skillfully unifies genres as various as pop, electronica, klezmer, and jazz, just as the chimaera is composed of parts from a lion, goat and serpent. And they both breathe fire. Recorded at The Banff Centre, in the Rocky Mountains, and mixed/produced in home studios in Vancouver, Oberlin, Ohio, and New York, Mt. Chimaera is the first full-length release by Brasstronaut’s definitive six-piece line-up. Album opener “Slow Knots” is the perfect

Word of Mouth 9

Sunday, Feb. 21, 1-4 p.m. at the Passmore Lodge, 15 km north of Hwy 3A junction A big bug on a boat, how a UFO can change your day, life during wartime in the Slocan Valley and finding trouble like you wouldn’t believe! These are the themes to be found at Word of Mouth 9 – Storytelling in the Slocan Valley. This year’s storytellers include Barry Gray, Anne De Grace, Jack Cowley, Ray Stother, Jane Sinclair and Susan Hulland. Admission to Word of Mouth is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets

Film festival examines local mountain culture Brasstronaut’s album, Mt. Chimaera.

summary of Brasstronaut’s boundary-crossing vision. Horns tempt the melody toward total chaos but are restrained by an upbeat, finely-honed pop rhythm. Meanwhile, Van Breemen self-deprecates: “Do you really think that I betrayed you?/


Honey don’t you know that I’m too dumb for that?” Likewise, single “Lo-Hi Hopes” changes tempos and switches movements, while still possessing all the pace and hook of a Spoon anthem. - submitted

Briefly Free Day

Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m.3 p.m. at 306 Victoria St, Nelson Paws-itive Apparel Thrift Store is happy to announce their third free day. Men’s, women’s, baby, children’s fashions and knick knacks all absolutely free. Come in and take whatever you need and/or can use. This is a one day event where everything must go. Cash donations

can be purchased at the Slocan Valley Recreation office and at the Silver King Campus of Selkirk College. Seating is limited so get your tickets early. Phone 226-0008 for more information. This event is supported by the Slocan Valley Arts Council, Selkirk College and the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy The Passmore Lodge is located on the Old Passmore Road which parallels Hwy 6 in Passmore. It is approximately 15 km north of the highway 3A junction and 2 km north of Slocan Park. Watch for signs. - submitted

North Valley Mountain Film Festival

Saturday, Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m. at the Bosun Hall in New Denver This festival will bring the community together again this winter to explore local mountain culture. Each year the festival collects films and slideshows by media art-

ists from around the Kootenays to celebrate natural landscapes, wildlife, and outdoor adventures. The North Valley Mountain Film Festival will feature films about kayaking, mountain biking, and skiing, as well as striking photography. A healthy mix of professional and home-grown productions will bring awe, amusement and intrigue

to the evening. The festival is sure to inspire a love of wildness and adventure in everyone. Tickets for the North Valley Mountain Film Festival can be purchased at Silverton Building Supply and Ann’s Natural Foods in New Denver. The event typically sells out, so get your tickets in advance (adults $5 and youth $2). - submitted

Register now for Coldsmoke Powder Fest will be accepted and given to the BCSPCA.

Swing Dance Workshop

Saturday, Feb 20 at North Shore Hall, 675 Whitmore Rd. The workshop, hosted be Sharon Sebo, starts with beginner 50’s style Lindy Hop class at 10 a.m., followed by beginner plus class at 11 a.m. In the

afternoon lessons, smooth West Coast Swing will be taught with a 1 p.m. beginner class and a 2:30 p.m. beginner plus class. On Sunday, Feb 21 at the Moving Centre on Baker St. there will be a Salsa at 10 a.m., Samba at 11 a.m. and Argentine Tango at 12 p.m. Classes are $15 each. Email for questions. No partners or preregistration is required.

Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest

Friday to Monday, March 5-8 at Whitewater Resort The fourth annual backcountry ski festival draws powderhounds from BC, Pacific Northwest, for clinics, contests, comps, and “cold smoke” snow. Celebrate the culture of backcountry pursuits amongst breathtaking scenery and world-renowned snow. Coldsmoke is a grass-roots gathering

where both experienced and debutant backcountry skiers and snowboarders can celebrate the culture of backcountry pursuits amongst breathtaking scenery and world renowned snow. Check out our website on your mobile phone, join our Facebook and Twitter groups, and sign up on-line for moneysaving packages on courses, accommodations, lift tickets and more. Visit www. for more info and to register. - submitted

February 17 - February 23, 2010

Answer on page ß17

Aries March 21 - April 19

Libra Sept 23 - Oct 23

It is important to stay flexible this week to evolving plans. Things may not be progressing as you first envisioned but plans will continue to develop and even It is important to balance your needs with others this improve. Keep an open mind to new ideas. Travel week. This simple way to cooperative to make plans will increase your chance of success in any undertaking. opportunities may arise if you speak your mind. Make sure to clearly speak your mind from the beginning to negate any confusion later.

Taurus April 20 - May 20


You may feel the changing tides this week. Your daily routine may be interrupted by a unexpected guest or re-acquaintance with an old friend. Take time to This is a good week to respect your independent self. enjoy the excitement that this person brings to your You may find yourself becoming impatience with others life. By moving out of your comfort zone you can around you. Use this time for some creative self discovappreciate your comforts even more. ery. Taking a walk alone or taking a day trip solo may help sort out any conflict within.

Oct 24 - Nov 21

Gemini May 21 - June 20

Sagittarius Nov 22 - Dec 21

Use your charisma this week to bring people on to your bandwagon. Your ideas and proposals will be This is a good time to downsize. Purging in any form will well-received as long as you keep a balance of enthusiasm with a relaxed attitude. You may find be beneficial – whether physical or emotional. Time to release any excess baggage so you can travel forward friends and family will also be inspired to help you. with a light heart. You will be able to cover more ground in your endeavors and undertakings.

Cancer June 21 - July 22

Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 19

This week your patience may be running short. Use this to make decisions quickly and express your thoughts right away. People will appreciate your candid approach. You may find yourself drawn towards cultivation this You may discover a fresh start, improved relationships, week. Whether in your garden or new relationships, you may find a heightened sense of appreciation in nature and an overall sense of well-being. and people around you. Take time now to cultivate the seeds of ideas and relationships.

Leo July 23 - August 22


If you are finding it difficult to establish your roots or commit to a project you may need to reconsider your position. A change of residence or a taking a trip It is a good time this week to gather and collect necesmay help to improve the situation. It is better to make sary information for any undertaking you have. In order any changes now if you have been thinking about it to bring your projects to the next level you will need to rather than waiting. build a strong foundation of knowledge. You may need to express of your ideas later this week.

Jan 20 - Feb 18

Virgo August 23 - Sept 22


You may find that you will be needed as a support this week. This can be a family member, a close friend or even a casual acquaintance. You have the strength This is a good week to take a self-directed journey, to share and they will appreciate it. You may also be whether by taking a trip out to the Slocan Valley for a source of inspiration to others. example, or simply taking some time to explore your inner passions. Your honesty will be appreciated and others will be drawn to your fresh perspectives.

Feb 19 - Mar 20

Page 16



February 17 , 2010

DROP IN ULTIMATE frisbee $7. SoccerQuest indoor field. 308 Cedar St., 4:30 - 6 p.m.


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 TIBETAN BUDDHIST SITTING and walking Meditation Open to Everyone. 10 - 11:30 a.m. at the Gompa, 6425 Sproule Creek Rd. 250-354-0206.

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


“NOTHIN’ BUT THE Blues”. Join QCity Blues Band @ The Royal. 711pm.

Mon. Feb. 22

MT. SENTINEL SCHOOL South Slocan Badminton Mon Wed 7:30 p.m. 3597610

JEN’S SALSA @ the Royal. 7.30 - 9.30 p.m.

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.

TUESDAY IS BLUESDAY With host band “The Jones Brothers Jam Band” @ Finley’s.

BAHA’I COMMUNITY OF NELSON Please join us for prayers and an introduction to the Baha’i faith 7 p.m 354-0944

ALL AGES OPEN MIC every Tuesday at the CocoaNut Lounge. 6-10 p.m. Hosted by Rob Funk.

DIAPER FREE BABY / ELIMINATION Communication Support Circle, 4th Monday of each month 10 - 12 a.m. at The Family Place 312 Silica St.

CLIFF MADDIX & Friends @ Library Lounge

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

HERITAGE HARMONY Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming anyone! Tim 250825-9694 or John 250-352-6892

KASLO FEST PRESENTS Rock Bassist Great Stu Hamm, Studio 80, 10th/Elwyn St.- 8 show/7:30 door. $15/25

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

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

MAGIC BUS WITH A-Ray & DJ Express. @ The Royal. 9 p.m.

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

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

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

BAHA’I COMMUNITY of Nelson. Please join us for an introduction to Baha’i Faith. 7 p.m. 354-0944

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

WALKING CLUB MEETING Under Orange Bridge Nelson, 10 a.m. Proximately 2 hours walk 250.352.3517

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

CHOIR AT NDYC 3:30-5:30. Call 352-5656 for details

COOKING CLASSES EVERY Wed/Sun. Many topics to choose from. Contact Lorraine at or 250-352-3860

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Harrop Hall, Harrop 5:30 p.m. DOES SOMEONE’S DRINKING TROUBLE YOU? Al-Anon meeting noon The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. 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

DRUG PROBLEM? 1.800.342.7439







PARENT & CHILD TIME at the Harrop Hall. 10 a.m. - 12 noon Information: Lesley 825-0140 NELSON WOMEN’S CENTRE drop in noon-four. Free clothing/ food.420 Mill Street 250.352.9916 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.

NELSON WOMEN’S CENTRE drop in noon-four. Free clothing/ food.420 Mill Street 250.352.9916 NELSON COMMUNITY BAND Rehearsals, 7:30-9:00, First Baptist Church, 611 5th St, New members welcome. 352-6119

FREE INTRODUCTORY FELDENKRAIS Class.Rediscover effortless movement! 182 Baker St, upstairs Judy Katz, GCFP, 250-352-3319

YOUNG FELLOWS OFF BOOZE AA Meeting 8 p.m. The Cellar. 717A Vernon


TOASTMASTERS 2ND AND 4TH Thursday (each month): Improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. http://kokanee. ENJOY DRAWING PEOPLE? 7-9 pm, Until Feb 11. $60. KSA drawing studio. Ph 352-7646. HABLAS ESPANOL? GROUP meeting 2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month. Only Bakery 5 p.m. Todos Bieviendo

Fri. Feb. 19

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 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.



WALK IN PEACE: at Lakeside Park (at the gate), 1st Saturday monthly. 10:30 a.m. Be The Change.



KUTENAI ART THERAPY INSTITUTE Art Zone Drop-In Open Studio 11-4 pm. 601 Front St. 250-352-2264.

PUBLIC MEDITATION 9 a.m. -- 12 p.m Mid-morning refreshments; come and go as you wish. Shambhala Meditation Centre 444 Baker St. www.


WORSHIP SERVICES JOY BAPTIST CHURCH 10 a.m., 11 a.m, 6:30 p.m., 560 Baker St, Suite #3, 825-4095.

FREE DAY AT Pawsitive Apparel 306 Victoria st in Nelson 10am 3pm. SEE YOU THERE.

NIXIE @the Royal 9 p.m.

Thurs. Feb. 18

PEOPLE’S WINTER GAMES at the Vallican Whole Community Centre. Info: 226-7730; 1-5pm.

ROB JOHNSON & Friends Library Lounge BLUEGRASS ACOUSTIC SLOW-PITCH Music Jam.Bigby Place, 509 Front St. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Info: 250-352-270 NIXIE @ The Royal. 9pm.

TNT PRESENTS VIGIL - see Thursday listing for detail GREENING THE CUBE: 100-Mile Housing” shows at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre

Fri. Feb. 19

Sun. Feb. 21

JUDE DAVISON SINGS acoustic covers and originals at Max & Irmas 6-9pm

NELSON POETRY SLAM’S one-year anniversary at the Cocoa-Nut Lounge. Sign-up at 6:30 p.m. Slam at 7 p.m.

Sat. Feb. 20 ELLISON’S CAFE PRESENTS Synje Norland, Mara Sand, Lindsay-Ann Wheatley and Amos Tanguay, unplugged, 12-3 BRASSTRONAUT @ The Royal. 9 p.m.

Easy Sudoku 6



QUAKER MEETING 723 Ward, upstairs, 9:45. 354-3859.

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.

94 1 1

2 2 64 7 3

3 5







32 4

81 98

2 69

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP meeting to be held at 1:30 at the Kiwanis Hall in Nelson. Everyone welcome. WEST KOOTENAY CELIAC Group -meeting 7 p.m. 333 Victoria, Nelson FMI or Don 250-505-2050

Hard Sudoku 6




6 4




TO WIN : every row, column and 3 by 3 square must each contain the digits 1 to 9. Solutions on page 17




3 6



7 2







1 3


8 53 6 2 96



4 6










Tues. Feb. 23

HAITI RELIEF BENEFIT @ the Royal. 9 p.m

7 4 3 SUNDAY MORNING WORHSIP, Community Church, Passmore Hall, 11 a.m. 1 2 2 4 5 9 2 SUNDAY WORSHIP, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Slocan, 2 p.m. UNITY CENTRE of the Kootenays, 1 Horizons. Back 98 4 905 Gordon3Rd. Broader door, 11 a.m. Everyone welcome.


Sat. Feb. 20


3 1 WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, HERBALISM and Stone Age Skills classes! Ongoing program. Children, teen, adult classes. 357-2822. 9 7 8 5 6 4 9

TNT PRESENTS VIGIL - see Thursday listing for detail

OPEN MIC NIGHT with Estevan 8 p.m. @ The Royal




CONTRA DANCE FEATURING Out of the Wood.7 - 9:30 p.m. Central School Gym.

Classic Difficulty Level - Medium DifficultySudoku LevelBAR- ROOM Easy sk9E000086 DANCING with Howie @ The Royal. 6-9 p.m..

GENDER OUTLAWS, a support & social group for trans & gender variants. 354-5362.


TNT PRESENTS VIGIL by Morris Panych, a comedy that stares death in the face. Starring Richard Rowberry and Jen Viens. TNT Playhouse (Ward and Carbonate)8 p.m. Advance tickets $15 at Eddy Music and Reo’s. Half-price preview Thursday, 18th WALK-IN PRAYER CLINIC. 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Eleos Centre 711 Tenth St. 250 352-0300

PAUL LANDSBERG with Strings @ Library Lounge

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

Thurs. Feb. 18

RENCONTRE CAFÉ-DESSERT for French speaking women at the Coconut Lounge, new members welcome. Double Feature Film Night, Kutenai Art Therapy Institute 7 p.m. 601E Front St. (ground floor wheelchair accessible)352-2264

Wed. Feb. 17

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


Wed. Feb. 17

SEXY TIMES NEWS: 8:00 p.m. First live taping of Nelson’s infamous comedy review. Alex Atamanenco grilled.

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



special events.


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


BAR ROOM DANCING with Howie @ The Royal. 7-9 p.m.

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

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

udoku Classic

Tues. Feb. 23

FLIKS PRESENTS: BIG RIVER MAN. An overweight wine-drinking hungarian swims the entire Amazon. Capitol 7:30

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


SLASH POW MONDAYS@ The Royal. 9 p.m.

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



WISDOM VESPERS FOR Gregorian Chant and Tibetan Singing Bowls 7 p.m. St.Saviour’s Anglican Church,Ward & Silica. Iinfo:

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

THE NELSON SCRABBLE CLUB meets Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Info 250352-6936


Sun. Feb. 21 NIKKO @ Library Lounge 6-10 p.m.

SARAH MCGLYNN & Rich Rabnett @ Library Lounge 6-10 p.m.

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


SWING DANCE WORKSHOP -Lindy Hop 10 a.m. and West Coast 1 p.m.. North Shore Hall.





TO WIN : every row, column and 3 by 3 square must each contain the digits 1 to 9. Solutions on page 17

February 17 , 2010



Page 17

*Kootenay Reader ads only. Not applicable for businesses or associations Free classifieds not taken by phone. Must be submitted in person, mail, e-mail or fax. Ads accepted for buying, selling, giving, renting, lost & found, etc. All ads must have a phone number. One ad per phone number per week First 15 words are FREE, each additional word 25¢ • Deadline: Thursday noon.

Forward your ad to: 554 Ward St., Nelson, BC V1L 1S9 • Fax: 250-352-5075 •

Submit your FREE reader classified online Deadline: Thursday noon! ��� ���������������������������������������������� Announcements PROCTOR HARROP SENIORS Raffle, two prizes, beautiful quilts, tickets $2 each or 3 for $5. Forsale at mall Feb. 26 & 27. BICYCLE MAINTENANCE CLASSES: Intermediate: Evenings Feb. 16 & 18 also Feb. 23 & 24. Beginners: Morning Feb 27 also March 6. pre register SecretServiceCycles 250-509-3333 secretservicecycles@



Employment Ops

��� ���������������������

Financial Services

Home & Garden

Misc. for Sale

DEBT STRESS? Debts got you worried? End those phone calls. Avoid bankruptcy. Contact us for a no-cost consultation. Online: or toll-free 1-877-5563500 500$ LOAN������ SERVICE, by phone, no credit refused, quick and easy, payable over 6 or 12 installments. Toll Free: 1-877-776-1660

BRUSHED NICKEL KITCHEN Faucet, $65. 352-7401 DEEP CLEAN HOUSEKEEPING INDOOR/ Outdoor Receive 1st hour FREE! (4 hour min.) Call now 5093455

Spectrum 7 Vlr., works well, good color, $20.00. 250-825-4111 KITCHEN CART, ATTRACTIVE clear wood finish, knife block, drawer, towel bars, shelves, 36x23, $110, 505-1102 GRAECO STROLLER [THREE wheeler] and car seat $150, kids skis/boots [2-5yrs] $45, lava lamp $35 call 250-352-1806 3 FT EXTERIOR/INTERIOR solid mahogany door, beautiful piece, 2 low E vinyl up/down slide windows, sand color, 359-6946 1 YEAR OLD ‘Danby’ microwave, black.$30. TRUCK CANOPY 60” X 87” Good Cond $350, Utility Trailer 3’x5’ Exc Cond $250, Truck Storage Box $100.00, ATV Snow Plow $150 Call 250-505-6282 WASHER KENMORE EXTRA capacity $100. 250-355-0053 FABRIC AND CURTAINS, some Vintage. Small and big pieces, give away prices. Ph: 352-4628 CLOTHES DRYER FOR sale, like new, Inglis, best offer more information: 250.229.5661 CHINA CABINET, 6 x 10’, 50 yrs old, oak. Accepting offers 352-3833 MAREMA SHEEPDOG CROSS puppies.B orn Feb 6. $200 Please call after 7pm only 250-551-2037 7 PIECE DYNAMIC percussion drum set good condition and great for beginners $350 obo call 2508250115 PINE HIGHCHAIR $75, pine rocking chair $150, brand new sony highdef digital camcorder $650 250-3523526 CAST IRON DUTCH OVEN, beautiful pot, $40. Cast iron cookie molds $10. 250 354-1784 1 40AMP SQUARE D ground fault from hot tub; 2 #8 tech cable (40 feet) Best Offer 352-9437 ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE - $35; 2 dozen clean wine bottles - $6 per dozen. Ph. 250-352-7144 17 ANNA MAGAZINES, as new, $20. Ph: 250-352-9388 OUTDOOR FIREPLACE $80, ANTIQUE woodstove $400, xc skis, ��� boots, man’s 11, skates, snowshoes, offers. 357-2289 � NIKE AIR PEGASUS mens 9.5 new in box never tried on $100 ��� 2503523786 TWO SONICARE TOOTHBRUSHES for older style handle. Not available ��� in stores, $10 each. 352-6762 HOME PHONE RECONNECTCall 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package

WE ARE LOOKING for a waldorf YUKON HOSPITAL CORPORATION grade 7/8 student/ Waldorf alumni is seeking resumes from Registered ���to come ������������������ Nurses in anticipation of short/long who loves art and children to our house and do art with our 3yr term and permanent assignments for old one hour/week. Parent will be at our Watson Lake Hospital - Yukon home (this is not a babysitting job). Territory. Visit www.whitehorsehospiFlexible to your schedule. willing to for more information. pay a small, fair wage. Jennie and WATERCRAFT IN SUMMER, snowLarkspur 354-7812 mobiles in winter, ATV’s in between! Become an Outdoor Power Equipment Technician. GPRCÕs Fairview College Campus. Apprenticeship HC-S (HOME COMPUTING Solutions) opportunity. On-campus residences. Offering reliable and competitively priced 1-888-999-7882; PC Support & Computer skills training. fairview TAN LOVESEAT. LIKE new. $350. From Hardware to Network we come to .EXCLUSIVE FINNING/ 250-354-4404 you’ No Solution NO FEE’ Tel#250-505- CATERPILLAR Heavy Equipment TWIN BED FOR sale, six large stor4940 E-mail Service Training. GPRC Fairview age drawers underneath, brown wood College Campus. Grade 12 diploma with box spring $150 250.229.4415 and mechanical aptitude required. ANTIQUE DOUBLE BRASS bed, $1000 bonus on first day of atten100+ years old, askng $300, ph: 250Paid work experience. Write LEARN FRENCH: BEGINNER to dance.�������������� 352-2823 all 4 years apprenticeship exam. 1advanced students, certified Fench ������������������ Gen Trowbridge, Todd and Corbin SOFA BED, OLDER, in good shape, teacher, native, French speaking. Chase are pleased parents and ��������������� blue and white stripe, comfortable. Marie 250-505-5325 sibling to Uriah Trowbridge $50. 250-551-5683 ������������� CLAY CLASSES FOR children/ Chase, born May 17, 2009. adults at eARTh Studios beginning Thanks to Drs. Sawyer and Boyd Feb 12. Call 250- 354-1228 www. HABONDIA POTLUCK FEB 20, and all our nurses. Also, thanks ������������������� 12-2 pm at the Women’s Centre. to Granmary for helping. MOVING SALE, LOTS of stuff, Experience women supporting ��������������� VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY STUDY books, books and books. kitchen, COMPASSIONATE CONNECTION. Group at Nelson United Church women. bedroom misc, air conditioner, RCA IN pain, physical or emotional? NELSON WALDORF SCHOOL Mondays Feb 22-April 5 at 7 p.m. TV 28” TV stand, Sat & Sun Feb. Friendly visiting and assistance benefit with pianist Dharel Verville, $30. 352-2822. 20/21, 10 a.m to 3 p.m., Greenwood in your home. Sliding scale. Gail March 7th, 2:30 pm, Nelson United DEEPENING NEEDS AWARENESS Mobile Home Park 2780 Greenwood Novack, M.Ed. Counseling. 250-505Church. & TRANSFORMING OUR Rd. #43. 3781 AWAKEN AND DEVELOP your intuiREACTIONS TO TRIGGERS Interm. MOVING SALE: SAT Feb. 20, 1631 ATTENTION RESIDENTIAL NVC Workshop Feb 21st 12:30- tive abilities! Private 90 minute sesGranite Rd. 10-2. tools, toys, baby SCHOOL survivors and day school 5, Nelson. Exchange: $60-80. To sion $100 with author/Intuitive Norm stuff, Stihl tools, wine bottles, upright students! Confused about the Register: 250.551.4304 or email Pratt. (250)357-9457, www.normpiano and more. One day only. Independent Assessment Process (IAP)? Is the Government not NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION 8 15TH ANNUAL BIG Lip-Sync answering your questions? Not sure Week Intro Courses Valley: Tuesdays Spectacular! March 6, Capitol if you qualify? Need help? WeÕve 6-8pm Starting Feb 23rd, Nelson: Theatre, Nelson. Registration Feb.9helped over 3000 survivors across MEDICINE MEALS OFFERS total Wednesdays 6-8pm starting Feb. 24th 24, $8/person. All ages and abiliCanada with their claims. Call now! wellness support- featuring healthWith Melody. To Register: 250-551- ties welcome. Info: 250-352-1618, 1-888-918-9336. ful gourmet and specialty diet chef 4304, services, healthy meal tutorials, and TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/ TAROT/DIVINATION WORKSHOP step-by-step pantry overhauls. We with Ashala, 7PM Friday �������������������� Condominium Manager from home. RETREAT work with the needs of each client Jobs registered across Canada! March 5th overnight to 4PM Saturday to formulate a successful and susWE ARE THINKING about moving Delve into the healThousands of grads working. March 6th. ���������� tainable approach to glorious health. to Nelson area and are currently runing magic of divination. Learn the Government registered. 30 years of Call 226-7116 and start of 2010 ning an organic cafÈ in Calgary. We ������� of the Tarot and success. Information: symbolic language GLOWING! own outright all our equipment, most deepen your intuitive nature. Cost or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456. purchased within 5 years. Looking WANT TO LOSE weight and keep it $100.00 limit 6 participants. Info and at working with existing cafÈ/restauoff? Herbal Magic can help. Results regristration 250-229-2390. ���� rant; expanding, renovating, looking guaranteed. Call for a free consultation to get out form existing equipment and information kit 1-800-926-4363. NEWS DIRECTOR. KELOWNA’S lease or just looking for a partner in home page,, is looking running your business, maybe we CONSOLIDATION for someone to organize, lead & DEBT can work together. Contact us at PROGRAM. Helping Canadians inspire our four person news team. CDA/RECEPTIONIST WANTED FOR Get more details at http://www.casta- repay debts, reduce or eliminate inter4 days a week. Please send resume est, regardless of your credit. Steady to 802 Baker St. Nelson BC Income? You may qualify for instant TELEPHONE Please proof for accuracy thenCHEAP phone, fax orRECONNECT! email withhelp. anyConsidering changesBankruptcy? or an approval. Call PART-TIME (AT HOME) work doing Low rates, fast connections, reliable MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION IS rated 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation assembly on wooden housewares. service. Internet & long distance Phone: 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352.5075 • Email: #2 for at-home jobsLearn from home. Government Approved, BBB Perfect extra income. 352-4662 offered. Ask about special discounts! Work from home! Start your online Member. The Express is not responsible for any errors after the client has signed off. Call now Phone Factory Reconnect #1 IN PARDONS. Remove your crimtraining today. Contact CanScribe NEED MONEY HAVE RRSP or 1-877-336-2274; www.phonefactory. record. Express Pardons offers at: 1-800-466-1535, www.canscribe. Sudoku Classic locked inDifficulty Level Sudoku - EasyClassic inalsk9E000086 Difficulty Level - Medium pension plan from an exca. the FASTEST pardons, LOWEST com, prices, and it’s GUARANTEED. LAVISH IS HIRING! Independent employer (LIRA) or (LIF) 3 easy BBB Accredited.FREE Consultation fashion consultants for Canada’s new- ways to help. Call 1-866-341-3274. Toll-free 1-866-416-6772, www. est & hottest home party company. If you own a home or real estate, Looking for ladies who love fashion, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you LOVING, FUN, EXPERIENCED, business, socializing & having fun! money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit nanny/babysitter/parent’s helper. 1-877-537-2272; info@lavishonline. / Age / Income is NOT an issue. Great references. My background 1.800.587.2161. com. includes Waldorf and Buddhist education, healthful cooking, and yoga instruction. Katy (250)226-7116





Garage Sales

�������������� �����������

Health & Fitness ������������������������������ ����������������������� ������������

Business Ops

Employment Ops

Financial Services

Help Wanted

Career Training

Child Care

Home & Garden

Crossword Answer

Children 2006 BOB STROLLER, NEW Chariot Sling, Aquarium 2 way Swing--ALL 50% of Retail 250-505-2020 EVENFLO MEGA EXERSAUCER, adjustable heights, 7 fixed/detachable toys, feeding tray. $30 250-3523226 JOLLY JUMPER: EXCELLENT condition $10, toddler bed rail: new wooden Ikea - $10, tel: 352 9784

see puzzle on page 15

Solution to Easy Sudoku

Misc. for Sale BABY CRIB WITH mattress & bedding excellent conditon $125 Kenmore washing machine good condition $150 250-352-5454 SOFA/LOVE SEAT $700 coffee table/ side tables $500 Entertainment center $400 contact marlana 5053612, SELMER BUNDYII ALTO Sax 400obo. Getzen 490 Trumpet 600obo. Call Ben 352-0416. CAM CORDER, SHARP, 2009, rarely used. instant U Tube download. after 5p.m. $250.00, 2503548262 58 NEW 100ML Glass Amber Bottles & caps. Neck 18mm, Height 12cm, Diameter 4.5cm. $30 250-352-9601. 42” PANASONIC PLASMA TV. paid $850 asking $700obo, Joshua 250509-1979 MAYAN HAND-WOVEN BEAUTIFUL, king size bedspread, reversible day and night sides. $400 365-2468 BABY CRIB & Highchair, good condition, like new. Call 250-352-7452 sk9M000113 WASHER & DRYER, topload, good condition $400 obo, vanity, countertop & faucet $50, portapotti new $75. 229-4544 6” TALL KEROSENE lamps, can be used for decorating or camping etc. $5 352.0077 17” ADC COMPUTER monitor,

Solution to Hard Sudoku

8 5 9

4 7 6

3 1 2

8 1 6

9 4 3

7 5 2

2 4 1

5 9 3

6 7 8

7 5 3

2 1 6

4 8 9

6 7 3

2 8 1

9 5 4

9 2 4

5 8 7

1 3 6

3 1 2

6 5 7

4 8 9

6 8 2

1 3 4

9 7 5

7 9 4

1 2 8

5 6 3

4 9 7

8 6 5

2 1 3

5 6 8

3 4 9

1 2 7

1 3 5

7 9 2

8 6 4

4 3 6

8 1 2

7 9 5

3 7 9

6 2 1

5 4 8

1 2 7

9 3 5

8 4 6

2 6 1

4 5 8

3 9 7

9 8 5 Solution

7 6 4

2 3 1

5 4 8 Solution

3 7 9

6 2 1

see puzzle on page 16

Lost & Found LOST: RIGHT FOOT OF New Balance sneaker lady size us 6 3527742 FOUND KEYS ON Granite Road near Timberland Consultants. Phone Debbie at 250-354-3880 to identify. MY SILVERISH NIKON camera was stolen from Whitewater lodge Saturday 30th, battery flap broken, need photos, please return chip to 508 Robson, or Whitewater. Thankyou. LOST: TWO TAROT decks in a red velvet bag. Several large crystals. Reward. Call 250-509-2666. EXPRESSPOST ENVELOPE, 6X10”, CONTAINING A PASSPORT has been delivered by Canada Post to the wrong address. If you have received this package, please call 250.350.0149 or drop off at KLH or Canada Post. Thank you Dr. Gueordjev. LOST: ELECTRIC GOGGLES , purple & black striped, orange lens. Whitewater Sunday, Feb. 2 between lodge and parking lot 250-354-1069 I FOUND A ring. It has a butterfly on it, if you lost it call 250-505-5251.

see puzzle on page 16

Interested in aviation? Brilliant Aviation at the Castlegar airport is looking for a full-time, 5 day a week fueller. Shifts would be Wednesday to Sunday. Successful applicants need to be responsible, reliable and capable of a unique blend of fuelling aircraft and customer service. This is a good position for someone interested in finding out more about aviation as a possible career path. FAX resumes to 250-365-2217.

��� �����



Page 18


February 17 , 2010

toys & wheels.

classifieds. Misc. for Sale

Misc. Wanted

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. NEW Norwood SAWMILLS LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34’ diameter, mills boards 28’ wide. Automated quick-cycle-sawing increases efficiency up to 40%. - FREE Information: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. DECORATIVE STONE PANELS EasyROCK - The Beauty of stone without the mason: Easy Installation: Light Weight: R-4.5 Value: Built Green: A-1 Fire rating: 604-248-2062: CRIMINAL RECORD? ONLY pardon services Canada has 20 years experience guaranteeing record removal. Call 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-9727366). www.RemoveYourRecord. com AT LAST! AN iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/ U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, sulfur, smell, manganese from well water. Since 1957. Phone 1-800-BIG IRON; WANT TO IMPROVE your sales? Reach 11-million households with community classifieds. Simple and efficient. Email today for your free estimate: classifieds@bccommunity

WANTED: WALL TENT 825-9985 WANTED: DONATIONS OF clean foam any type, insulation, wood for local studio. Call Scott 250-5514166

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

Music & Dance


Misc. Wanted UNWANTED FREEZER MEAT, old or otherwise. I make dog food. Will pick up. Thanks 226-6796 DO YOU HAVE a loft bunk bed? i have a very small space and need one please. 250-505-0607 LOOKING FOR A declawed cat for our family. Free or small fee. Call 359-7680. WANTED LCD FLAT Panel TV In good working order. Phone (250)352-2078 USED BUMBO CHILD seat call, 3522212. DOUBLE JOGGING STROLLER. must be good condition. will pay well. leave message at 250-229-2255 LOOKING FOR A used DRAPERY MOTOR. Chris 359-7670. DONATIONS OF BOTTLES & Cans. Drop behind Share Nelson in Gray Truck, or 509 Hoover St. Call for pick up 250-505-9440 1990’S TOYOTA, MAZDA or Nissan 4x4 pick-up truck. Thule roof rack. 352-5311 WANTED: MOTORBIKE GEAR for a 6 year old in good shape. 250359-8108

WANTED- BUTTON ACCORDION in good shape. 250-352-5004. HEAVY METAL/HARD ROCK covers and originals band Ariana Blayze needs serious bassist and drummer. VIOLIN WITH CASE, bow, some extra strings and more $100.00 Michelle @ 250-352-2522

Other 2 ALPS MD-1000 printers for parts, box of extra parts to combine parts, $70, 250-608-3548, Castlegar BACHELOR IN BLEWETT, $450/ month incl.electricity, wi-fi, long-distances. Space small but cozy, huge garden, 2 min. from Taghum beach. Pets ok. Contact MC at 250-354-7808 or NEW REBOUNDER, PICKLING crock, record player, speakers, Sony stereo, Tykes wagon , items $45. each ,359-7756 KICKSTART YOUR CREATIVITY at Oxygen: winter-spring courses start Feb.15: acting, singing, writing, painting, drawing, photography. Kids’ Spring Break Art Camp runs March 8-19.

Personals SEARCHING FOR MY old friend TICA/ERICA SCOTT (mid-40’s, born Ontario, mother of OLIVER) Contact: #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 1-800298-5520, DATING SERVICE. Long-Term/ShortTerm Relationships, free calls.1-877297-9883. Exchange voice messages, voice mailboxes.1-888-534-6984. Live adult casual conversations1on1, 1-866-311-9640, Meet on chatlines. Local Single Ladies.1-877-8045381(18+).

Pets & Livestock PROFESSIONAL DOG GROOMING with TLC for all breeds. Bath and nails only specials. Ph: 250-551-5501

Psychic Readings

ELDER’S ANGEL DO YOU or a loved one need assistance at home? I provide compassionate non-medical in home care to allow seniors to remain independent in their home. I have been a nurse for 5yrs. Call me, and let’s see how i can help.(250)5513179 24/7 SNOWPLOWING SERVICE. This year: sand/salt unit, shovelers. Nelson to 12 Mile, experienced, good equipment. ph: 250-505-3877 HOUSE SITTER AVAILABLE in March, tlc for all types of critters excellent local references 250-3044558 ORCA TRUCK FOR HIRE. Will do dump runs, moving, etc. Patrick 5050612. SNOW PLOW SERVICE Nelson & area, 12 noon - 8p.m. daily. Limited bookings. Free estimates. 250-354-7140 MAN & TRUCK for hire with amazing work ethics. extra movers available with experience & references. No job too small or too big. 250-551-1964 FIREFLY HOME-CLEANING & Clutter-Busting. From tidying to total overhauls. Fast, friendly, reliable. Eco-friendly options. (250)505 6160 CRIMINAL RECORD? WE can help! The National Pardon Centrea is RCMP Accredited. For better price and better service visit: Call 778-783-0442 or 1-866-242-2411.

Sports Equip.

Auto Financing



$0 DOWN AT auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www. DLN 30309. 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. Free laptop computer! or 1-888-208-3205.

TOYOTA CAMRY 1994 218,000kms. No rust, white, great gas mileage. Runs well. $3500.00 OBO 250 3526304 2002 ACURA EL 4dr 5spd pwr windows locks, remote keyless, winters, 137KM $8700 Tim 352-0532 NEED A VEHICLE? Need cash? Up to $10,000. cash back! Guaranteed approvals! Over 400 vehicles to choose from. Call Will or Ashley today! 1-888-289-8935.

FIBERGLASS CANOPY, FITS short box ford, 3 sliders, raised roof, good shape. $150

Cars 2000 OLDSMOBILE ALERO, white, full load with leather, $2800. 1992 FORD TEMPO, 145,000 km, $750 352-0133 1998 SUBARU OUTBACK 352,000 kms, 5 spd, ice radials + summer tires, runs well $3,900 obo 250-3629680 1999 TOYOTA COROLLA VE 4 cyl auto, 175,000km, good condition, $4300. 304-2964 1991 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Supreme well maintained new winters battery brakes. $950 cam Jan 250.825.4411 1992 SUBARU JUSTY 4WD. Great on gas. Good cond. Always regularly maintained. $1800. 352-2251 2002 HONDA ACCORD SE, Loaded, pwr sunroof, new summer tires & winters on rims. $11,900 PH:250227-6991 2004 SUBARU IMPREZA Outback Sport. New winters and summer tires. Loaded. Great car! (250)229-5340 2002 SUBARU IMPREZA. Low km, AWD, ABS, stereo, winter and summer tires. $9000. 354-0575 2004 COROLLA, 111,000KM new brakes, not affected by the recall. $11400 Rachel 250 226-7773 1993 SUBARU LOYAL, 4x4, some rust, good runner. $600. Parts car 93’ Subaru offers 250-354-0492 2000 FORD FOCUS S/W, 2L auto, cruise, CD, tinted, new winters and brakes, $3850.00, (250)357-9457. 1997 DIESEL JETTA. Good winter tires, thule roof rack. new suspension. More 250 352 5781

R Vs WANTED - TRAVEL Trailer with stove, sink, toilet. Max $2400. No mildew please. mjmcgaw1@yahoo. ca or 505-2777.

TOYOTA ALLOY RIMS 15” 6 bolt/ good shape set of 4 $100 352 9850 FOUR MICHELIN LATITUDE X-Ice 265-65-R17 winters for sale. no rims. $200 for all obo. 250-777-1022. FOUR ALL SEASON tires 205/55R15 with Original Honda Prelude alloy rims $400. Outstanding condition. 250-352-2181

Trucks/SUVs/ Vans

Sleds/Bikes 2002 POLARIS 340 2-Up. Great trails sled. $2000 250-505-3719 BEAUTIFUL 1999 FLSTC Heritage Softail, Lots of extras, 1 original owner 28,000KM. Open to offers 225-3565. 2008 HONDA CRF450R, many extras, low hrs., well maintained, going to school must sell. 6500 obo 604-210-0573 FOR SALE RM 125 Suzuki 5 speed dirt bike, brand new tires. $200. 250825-9626 WANTED - 400-600CC motorcycle for LVR High School electric motorbike project. Ph. 825-9564 dafford@sd8.

Tires/Parts/Other ALL-SEASON TIRES P215/70R15 on chrome rims for Taurus cars 19862006. First $450.00 Call 250-3598066 VOLVO 1551” MAGS with tires $100, 1980 245 body no engine $100 1966 parts VW Van $500. 357.2305 91 SPRINT REBUILT motor. new exhaust, batt, brakes, 8 mounted tires. Needs windshield. offers? ph. 250-2294644

COOPER MULTI GAMETABLE, pool, foosball, air hockey and many other games call 352-9824 $150 OBO. ARBOR SNOWBOARD FOR sale, 166 cm, with flow bindings, used, ���������������������������������������������� $300, ��� 250 551-5856 Skateboy and RuRu

‘93 SUBARU LEGACY for parts(runs)& extra set of steel rims $250.00; just rims $50.00, 357-2961

1984 TOYOTA 4X4 truck, lifted 4 cyl., canopy, bushwacker flares, headers, recent inspection, k&n filter, $3000 obo 250-505-4281 2001 FORD F-250 Super Duty: Must sell. Runs good. $3500.00 OBO Call Jason @ 250-355-2870. 1973 CHEV P/U, new exhaust, winter tires, $800 355-2370 1999 DODGE LARAMIE SLT 4x4, 3door p/w, p/d, a/c, V6, auto, great shape, $6000obo 250-355-2785 1991 TOYOTA PREVIA AWD loaded good condition $2200 250-352-5248 2000 CHEV BLAZER 4X4 Blue, clean, new tranny w/warranty-162k, air, cruise, tilt, autol 825-2206. $4500 1991 FORD GMQ, new winters, plus rims & summer tires. Good condition, regularly maintained $2000obo, 505-5347 2008 MAZDA 5 GREY, 38000KM 5 Spd, 2.3L 4 Cylinder. Seats 6, great on gas 16,000 250-352-1888 1983 S10 EXT cab, 4x4, flat bed, 5 speed, winters and summers on rims. $850. 551.5639

by Pitt ��� ���������������������������������������������� � ������������������


Work Wanted ��� ���������������������

��� ���������������������

SECONDER YEAR CARPENTRY apprentice,with over ten years practi��� ������������������ cal experience, seeking opportunity with contractor to complete red seal. Nathan 352-5208 SHORT OR LONG term employment needed; painting, carpentry, cooking, honest, reliable, hard worker Rick 250.352.9876 TRADES ORIENTED INDIVIDUAL. Experience with Drywall, Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Concrete, etc. Call Will at 250-354-8864.

��� ������������������ ������


Lynch Building Inspection Services���Ltd.���������������������������������������������� �


��� ��������������������� ��������������� We provide all������������������ residential & commercial ��� ������������������ building inspection services. ��������������� ������������� Serving Kootenay Boundary Area


354-8761 • ������������������� 365-9865 • 352-2300 �������������

��������������� ������������������ ��������������� ������ �������������������������� �������������

������������������� The Lakes - Nelson's #1 Real Estate Team! ������������� 1-877-729-LAKE (5253) • Tad Lake 354-2979 • Brady Lake 354-8404 •


STUNNING RIVER VIEWS $488,500 ������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������ ���� �������� ����� �������� ����� ������� �������� ���������� �� ���������� ������������ �������� ���� �������������������������������������������


TRANQUIL SETTING $399,950 �� ����� ������� ��� ���� �� ����������� �������� ��� ����������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������

NEW LISTING NEW LISTING �������������� WE WANT TO LIST YOUR HOME ��������� �������������� ������������������������������ HERE! ��������� �����������������������


QUAINT & CONVENIENT - KASLO $132,000 �������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������

LIGHT INDUSTRIAL-CASTLEGAR $477,000 ���������� ����������� ���� ���������� ��������� ��� ����������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������� ������ ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ������ ����������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������


GREAT VALUE! $719,500 ���� ������ ��� ������ ������ ��� ����� ������� �� ����� �� ��������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������


NELSON 5 DAY WEATHER FORECAST presented by Tad and Brady����������������������� Lake and the Express ��������������������

RHC Realty

601 Baker Street, Nelson ��������������������������������������������

������ ���


�������� ���������


������ ���


������ �������� ���������� ��� ���������




�������� ����������


������ ���


������ �������� ������������ ����������

�������� ���������

�������������� ������������������� ��������������������

���������� ����





February 17 , 2010


Page 19

homes & gardens. Housesitting


Rentals Wanted

RESPONSIBLE, EXPERIENCED HOUSE sitter available March-on. Brenda 250-505-7555

2 BEDROOM HOUSE near Slocan City, wood/electric, glacier water, acreage, pets okay, references. Available immediately. 250-352-0766.

MAN 50+ YRS. needs low cost housing. reliable helpful on property. Good reference Mike A 250.352.9876

Real Estate NELSON CHARMER -- Close in, 4BDR, 21/2 BATH, Walk to everything, earning $1500/mo rent. $375,000 4 BDRM, 3 BATH, rancher, full finished bsmt, new air heat pump, 1.2 acres, Taghum, $459,000, 250-3529834 2600FT. HOUSE FOR sale Plymor Junction 4bdrm, 2bath, 2 car garage with shop and tool-shed on 1/4 acre lot. Serious inquiries only 250.304.9206 ROSEMONT: COZY, CHARMING home, 3Bdr, wood floors,gardens, great neighbourhood & views., or (250)3529235 BUILDING NEW HOME/COTTAGE? Factory Direct Prefabricated Systems Inventory Liquidation - Save 50%++ While They Last. GREEN-R-PANEL - 100’s of Dreams Delivered to Happy Families. 1-800-871-7089. SACRIFICE FROM $9,975.00!!!

Rentals BATCHELOR SUITE ON main floor, private riverfront house in Slocan Park. N/S N/P $650/month + utilities 250-5052067 1 BEDROOM LOWER suite of private riverfront house in Slocan Park. N/S N/P $700/month + utilities 250-5052067 THREE BEDROOM HERITAGE House. Hardwood floors, woodstove, clawfoot tub, parking, yard. N/S. March 1st. $1450/month. 250-3526629 SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOM suite. 2 kms to Nelson. Pets ok. Yard, parking, $1050/mo. 250 352 7303 2BDRM 1.5 BATH modular home at 6 mile for rent march 1 $900+utils 250-509-0195 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH half-duplex in Rosemont close to bus route, shopping, and schools. Well-maintained, fenced rear deck, great views. $1300/month, pets negotiable. 250-5052067 2 BEDROOM MOBILE home an acreage in Balfour. Large deck & recent new flooring. $650/month, pets negotiable. Rentals@NelsonRealty. ca 250-505-2067 3 BEDROOM HOME Uphill. Sunny, quiet, clean, wood floors, new deck. N/S, N/dogs. References. $1325+utilities. 250-226-7050 SLOCAN PARK BASEMENT apartment. One bedroom+den/office or 2nd bdrm. Furnished, utilities included. Garden space available. NS/NP. 250-226-7245 or saddlebag@live. ca

3 BEDROOM CRESCENT Valley. Lots of outdoor space, garden and fruit trees. Fireplace. $1100+1/2 utilities. (250) 551-1582 3 BEDROOM UPHILL home until September. Clean, bright, quiet. Wood floors, deck, washer/dryer, dishwasher. Partial yard work trade negotiable. N/S, no dogs. 250-226-7050. FOR MAY 1 (not March 1) 2 bedroom suite in house, near waterfront and amenities. $700+/mo. 354-1474 SIXMILE: 3BDR DUPLEX all appliances, fenced yard $1200mo. iclud. cable. 250-505-4954 2BRDM MAIN FLOOR apartment, Fairview, deck, W/D, N/S, N/P,. Available March 1st, $1000 352-2536 1 BDRM CABIN outside of nelson power, phone cable NO WATER outhouse. Studio Space. 250-352-3559 $350pm. SPACIOUS DUPLEX IN Thrums on 3.5 acres. Rock fireplace, new kitchen, new wood floors. $800/month plus low cost utilities 250 229-2356 FURNISHED BASEMENT SUITE in quiet home, south Nelson near bus. Available now. $775/mo. 250.352.0683

GRANDMOTHER NEEDS APARTMENT, in Nelson, available immediately, call Debra @ 250-3529876. Would consider light household tasks in exchange for some rent. RESPECTABLE YOUNG WOMAN requires affordable housing in Nelson. March 1st. Good references. Contact Ana 250.352.9876 SEEKING SMALL COZY cabin, preferably in the slocan valley, multi talented/work trades? nathan 3525208 CLEAN HONEST QUIET man needs affordable housing ASAP, Nelson and area. Good reference JAson 250.352.9876 FOUR SINGLE MEN require reasonably priced rental. Responsible, clean, local artists. Good References. Scott 250-352-9876 OLDER ARTISAN COUPLE needs affordable housing ASAP. Quiet, responsible, no pets, good reference. Gord 250.352.9876 OLDER ARTISAN COUPLE needs affordable housing ASAP. Quiet, responsible, no pets, good reference. Gord 250.352.9876

Shared Accom.

CABIN/STUDIO ON CREEK, 10 minutes to Nelson, $500/mth-utilities included, no smoking/pets 250 3523862, available now.

1 BEDROOM & own bath $475 wireless internet, w/d, bright kitchen & 1 cat inc. Granite RD, ASAP 250-3547151

ROOM FOR RENT till May, maybe longer? uphill Nelson. $450 month including utilities Wireless internet

ROOM RENTAL LONG/SHORT term. Wireless, utilities, washer/dryer, phone included. Share vegetarian kitchen. Earth-friendly. call 250-3541490.

AVAILABLE MARCH 1ST, freshly renovated 2 Bedroom plus storage, free hot water, n/s n/p, $985/month 250-551-4821 NEW 3BDRM TOWNHOUSE condo with loft, Rosemont. Available Immediately, References, N/S, $1650 plus utilities 250-359-6960 3 BEDROOM HOUSE at 1 mile. Includes w/d. No pets. $925. 3521288 2 BEDROOM HOUSE near Slocan City, wood/electric, glacier water, acreage, pets okay, references. Available immediately. 250-352-0798

Rentals Commercial

ROOM IN 3 Bedroom Apartment. W/D, Near Downtown. $375/ month +Utilities. Must be Clean + References. 250-505-4751 ROOM MATE ASAP Taghum $400 - $450 in 3 BDRM house. Vary private and quiet, references 352-1331 ROOM IN HOME, uphill. Washer/ dryer, vegetarian, nice house, $500 includes utilities on Bus Route 250.352.1920/551-4431

EARTH-CONSCIOUS COUPLE SEEKING DRIVEWAY 4 23’ motor-home. School March-May. Sustainability and food-security. 250354-7317 MAN 49 URGENTLY needs affordable housing, one room bedroom preferred. $450 maximum, clean. Rick 250.352.9876

If you are looking at wood flooring, or even something that looks like wood flooring, you need to become familiar with the variety of products that are now available. There are two types of hardwood flooring: solid and engineered. The former is milled from hardwood—often oak—to form planks, tongue and groove strips, or parquet squares. Parquet usually comes in 12” x 12” squares made up of small strips of wood that are arranged in a geometric pattern. The second, engineered hardwood, consists of several thin sheets of underlying plywood that are glued, compressed and finally topped with a hardwood veneer. Cork and bamboo are natural materials that have recently gained domestic popularity. Cork flooring is made from the ground

Organizing Downsizing Decluttering

Each office is independently owned and operated

up bark of the cork tree. It is then pressed into sheets, baked in a kiln and cut into tiles. Bamboo floorboards come from the stalk of the bamboo plant. The outer green layer is removed and the rest is cut into strips, steamed under pressure to bring up the colour, kiln-dried and finally glued to form plank-sized pieces. Scraps from this process can be laminated and pressed together to make ‘strand woven’ bamboo flooring.

��� ���������

SENIORS: Wondering if Lake View Village is right for you? Just ask Myrt Cooper!

��� ���������������������������������������������� ��� ��� ���������� �������� ��� ������� ����� ����� ����� �������� ��� �������� ��� ����� � ��� ������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ��� ��������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ��� ������������������ �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������

� � � �

�� �

Join Myrt at Lake View Village and receive: Delicious meals • Weekly housekeeping • Scheduled activities �������������� Entertainment • Transportation • 24hr emergency monitoring ������������������ Limited suites available – call today to reserve yours! ��������������� ������������� 250-352-0051

������������������� ����������������������������

Free consultation


� �

� � �

�������������� ����������

THE TEAM THAT WORKS -- FOR YOU! Contact 250-505-2466 Drew at: Web-site.

Kate Bridger

It is an excellent product for high-traffic or commercial use. Popular for its pricepoint, versatility and durability, laminate flooring is a man-made product comprised of layers of materials such as resin, wood pulp and Kraft paper, and compressed under intense pressure. The wood-look surface, which is an image printed onto a thin film, is laminated on top and then sealed. Armed with this basic information, choosing your flooring material depends on a number of criteria: traffic, use, appearance, environmental impact and of course, budget. Hardwood is usually the most expensive and laminate is the least. Most of these products are available in a vast of ��� array ����������� shades and finishes, are � ����������� durable and straightforward to install.

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.

Lorne Westnedge & Drew Evans: Contact 250-505-2606 Lorne at:

Nest Building

ROOM FOR RENT. upper level of house. near Hospital, mtn biking and train tracks. w/d, d/w, deck. $360 plus utility. no dogs. cats considered 551.5639

BEAUTIFUL, DOWNTOWN , stand alone building for lease. 2300 sq. ft. , 601 Kootenay St. Available Dec. 1 . Please phone for details; 250-8259932

Rentals Wanted

Are you floored by flooring?

BAKER ST. COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Unique opportunity with this C-1 zoned double width lot along with 1,455 sq.ft. building with full basement in downtown Nelson.Storefront location with rear parking for 5 vehicles, upgraded thermal windows


mls #K3900093


����������������������������� ����������������������������� VALLEY PARADISE! DEVELOPERS OPPORTUNITY New 5,000 sq.ft. custom home on 18.5 Don’t miss out on this great opportu��������� acres with pasture land in pristine private nity. 3 bed. home with full, undeveloped basement. Great views from this

Well maintained 2 bed.+ den, 2 bath. lower level front unit with in-suite laundry facilities.Located in downtown valley. Stunning mountain views, between location, near hospital and high school. Please fax or email with any c Nelson and a short walk to the mall, proof for accuracy then phone, this unit offers outstanding views of Slocan/Silverton. Bamboo/cork floors, 9’ Huge lot with potential for subdivision ceilings, 4 bed. 3 bath. List goes on! further development. • Email: sales@ Kootenay Lake! Phone: 250.354.3910 • Fax: or250.352.5075


mls# K185618

�������������������� $995,000 mls #K181927



The Express ���������� is not responsible for any errors after the cli �������


��� ��� ���������������������������������������������� ��������������� �������������������������������� � � ������������������ ������ ������������������������� ���������������� ��� ��� ��������������������� ������������������ ��� ��������������� ��� ������������������ ������������� ������������������ ���������������������� ������������� ���������������� ����������������������������

�������������� ��������� ����� ��� ��

���� ���



���� �� ����� ������� �� ����� �������



������������������������������������������ ������������������ ���������������������

�������������������� ������������������ ������������������ ��������������� ������������� ������ ������������������ �������������

Congratulations Bea Shumey! Safeway Texas Hold'em Grand Prize Winner

������������� ���������� �����������������

������������������������������ ���������������������� ��������������

����������������������� ������������������ ������������ ���������������

���������� �������������

������������������ ����������������������� ��������������� ���������������������� �������������

������������������ �������������

������������������� �������������������� �������������


�������������������� ����������������������������� ���������� �������

���������� �������


�������������� �������������� who resides ��������� in Nelson, is the grand ��������� Bea, �������������������������������� prize winner of a trip for two to the Dominican ����

Please proof for accuracy then phone, fax or email with any changes or an approval. Republic. Bea has ��������������������������� always shopped at Safeway ������������������ ������������������������������ and says we have����������������������� the best bread in town! Phone: 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352.5075 • Email:�������������������������������������������������������� Please proof for accuracy then phone, fax or email with any changes or an approval. ����������������������� The Express is not responsible for any errors after the client has Phone: signed off. ������������ 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352.5075 • Email: ������������

�������������������������� ������������

����������������������� The Express is not responsible for any errors after the�������������������� client has signed off. �������������������� ������������������������������������� ����������

���������� ���������������������������������������������������������

������������������� ������� ������������������������������� �������������������


211 Anderson Street, Nelson





proof for accuracy then phone, fax or email with any changes or an approval. Please proof for accuracy then phone, fax or emailPlease with any changes or an approval. Phone: 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352.5075 • Email: Phone: 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352.5075 • Email: Please proof for accuracy then phone, fax or The is not responsible for any errors after the client has signed off. The Express is not responsible for any errors after theExpress client has signed off. Phone: 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352.5075

The Express is not responsible for any er

��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������

��������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������

�������������������������������������������������������������� � � ��������������������������������������������������������������


THANKS FOR CARING AND RECYCLING. extent they’ll be protect- ed by that.” But this is another area of concern for local wild- life associatio...