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Into the Dragon’s Den ��������

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Local entrepreneurs pitch business ideas to producers in hopes of making it to prime time

by Julia Gillmor

Everyone would agree The Express feathat the secret to success ��������������� tures a few ideas from is hard work, but a few ������������������ each of the submishundred thousand dollars sions received for the ��������������� in venture capital never opinion contest. hurt either. That is exactly �������������PAGE 2 what CBC’s well-known �������������������� television show Dragons’ Den is all about; entre���������������� preneurs pitch business ideas to a panel of five wealthy, successful venture capitalists in hopes In the Zone highof luring investment into �������������������� lights some local their company. sports teams who are On Wednesday March ���������� ������������������������������ gearing up for another 17, a smattering of nerfun season. ������� vously optimistic West PAGE 3 �������������������������������������� Kootenay entrepreneurs gathered at the Prestige Resort and waited in line ���� to pitch ideas to visitproducers. The fax or email with any changes or an approval. Please proofing forCBC accuracy then phone, hope of landing a spot on Phone: 250.354.3910 Fax: 250.352.5075 • Email: the show and• ultimately landing a deal with thefor any errors after the client has signed off. The Express is not responsible Dragons was unmistakable. The lobby buzzed with hushed, excited tones and one by one business owners were ushered into NELSON BECKER to face the producers and Creston inventor Richard Blackmore poses with his creation, the Stump Stove. make their pitch. “We need all kinds of businesses,” Tracie Tighe, by trade, found the ends to face down the Dragons tally friendly. Both companies qualify executive producer of the of logs could be hollowed is Yvonne Schoff and Cochrane and Schoff for the new Greenvention show admits. “Every sin- out to create a stove that Mark Cochrane of Salmo, intend on asking the award, a $100,000 start gle city and every single would burn from within. owners of Cinderella’s Dragons for $100,000 for up grant for eco-friendproducer will tell you, He patented the Stump Organic Housekeeping. 25 percent of their com- ly businesses. But we’ll Local artist Shayne Brandel’s painting is you never know what Stove and has been selling A self proclaimed mom pany; it’s a number that have to wait until next just one of the items you’re going to get.’ It’s his product in Canada and and pop shop, they have values the company at season to see how our available at the silent always a surprise.” Tighe the USA. Although he created an entirely organ- more than it is current- West Kootenay entrepreauction for Anaya and and co-producer Richard is one of the few attend- ic and all natural, all-pur-��� ly���������������������������������������������� ��� ����������������������������� worth. “If you don’t neurs fare and whether her family. Merov are on a 40 city ees who have never seen pose cleaning product� get what you ask � for, ������������������ they are afforded the ������������������ PAGE 8 tour across Canada this Dragons’ Den, friends from aromatherapy and you don’t get the deal,” opportunity to go head month, interviewing and encouraged him to attend organic essential oils.��� Tighe ��������������������� informs them. ��� But ��������������������� to head with the Dragons. ��� invest���������������������������������������������� fielding potential the auditions. “We’re not Schoff claims it’s unique Cochrane and Schoff are In the meantime, you can Editorial . . . . . . . . 5 � ������������������ ment opportunities for really looking for invest- due to it’s safe, edible,��� confident ��� ������������������ that they have ������������������ learn more about each of Street Talk . . . . . . 5 the Dragons. ment capital at this time, benign ingredients. It’s a sure thing. “We need these products at www. Crossword . . . . . . 6 ��� ��������������������� Richard Blackmore of but we thought the expo- ��� ���������������������������������������������� eco-friendliness doesn’t the money for expansion Sudoku . . . . . . . . 1 6 and Creston is one of those sure if we get on the show �stop������������������ there; it comes in a and distribution, we have www.cindarellasorganic. Horoscope . . . . . . 9 ��� ������������������ ������ hopeful entrepreneurs. would be great market- glass jar which is return- proven the salability of com. For information A&E . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 His company, Stump ing,” Blackmore admits. ��� Restaurant Guide . 16 able.��������������������� Cochrane claims it’s the product,” counters about Dragons’ Den or Stoves, provides a por- “What we lack most right the first cleaning prod- Cochrane. “We’re past to pitch your idea to the Events . . . . . . . . . 12 Health Pages . . . 1 0 table, safe and more now is marketing exper- ��� ������ uct ������������������ available in a glass the demo and start up show visit: Classifieds . . . . . 13 versatile alternative to tise, and we thought this returnable bottle, making phase and we believe this dragonsden. Homes&Gardens . 15 a traditional campfire. may help.” the entire product and it’s is a product that people Weather . . . . . . . . . 16 Blackmore, a log builder Another couple hoping packaging environmen- want.”

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���������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� “In order to transition into a community that is sustainable rather than dependent on fossil fuels, we need to change our consumer behaviours from profit driven to people driven.” Shelly Young Lasichuk

“What skill will you take on, my friends, my community? In a post-carbon society, I will need to rely on all of you to perform tasks I cannot. Such is the beauty of community - relying on each other.” Marty Sutmoller

“The meat in our diets causes more carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to be emitted worldwide that either transportation or industry. I hate to pick on t-bones and meatballs, but beef is by far the worst climate offender.” Jess McNally

“By teaching our son that carrots don’t come from a bag, we have found ourselves developing a life’s lesson plan that makes us all more aware of our needless consumption of fossil fuel consuming habits, and we are striving to change our habit to be more earth friendly. Change takes time to implement, and by making it a way of life we expand on the lessons every day.”

“People would have to be able to get around at a reasonable speed without using up fossil fuels. The most obvious solution to me is the electric car. Easily affordable to everyone and requiring almost no fossil fuels to produce, the electric car would easily satisfy the people and help sustain the environment.” Logan Shubin


“Nobody can foresee the future but if there is a likelihood of a crisis, it is better to be prepared, prepared as Iris Steffler “In 2030 how we will transport oura community. All the scientists were selves will look much different. For screaming, “The glaciers are melt“For real change to happen, and for long distances we may use electric ing, bees, frogs and coral reefs are eco-villages to spring up that would bullet trains. They are fast, comfort“There is power in numbers. When disappearing, everything is happening take a huge weight off the earth and able and can’t be stopped by storms. ����������������������������������������������������� ����������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ we work together combining communi- much faster than we thought.’” Malin lighten our collective carbon footprint, We already have a railway running ����������� ���������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������ ties, cultures and nations in gatherings, Christensson the political will would have to be through Nelson so not much new there is powerful energy.” Netta Zeberoff there. Laws that support biodynamic infrastructure would be required. Why “Our medical doctors need to be lifestyles, rather than hinder them, not use trains?” Matt Howrage “The Baker Street pedestrian-only able to hand out a prescription medi- have to be in place.” June Hamley discussion needs to be revisited now cation with one hand and at the same “Other cities around the world are with regards to the new paradigm of time, pass out a recommendation for “Nelson may not be rich in wind to becoming over-crowded and polluted. our age, namely a climate change, dietary changes, food supplements, run turbines, but the city is abundant Many people are moving to Nelson, long-term community sustainability a local naturopath, and many other with pigeons, which can be domesticat- or at least plan to live here for a while and resilience, local economic health alternative therapies with the other ed and used to run turbines, increasing to learn about our lifestyle. They key in the face of global economic uncer- hand. It seems to me that they are local energy production and decreas- element in sustaining Nelson’s ecotainty and severe shifts in oil markets trying to treat a great many illnesses ing the annoyance of pigeon-flooded friendly community is making our lifeand reserves. We currently have the with one hand tied behind their back.” streets.” Tyler Isaacs Delong style easy for all residents, particularly luxury of creating sustainable systems Cecil Bund newcomers.” Rachel Berg within our city before the need to do “Let’s assume all of parts of Nelson so crashes around us. But we need to “Nelson could have a large com- stay relatively unchanged aesthetical“I believe a place to start this change act now.” Marty Sutmoller munity garden as well as gardens run ly throughout the next two decades. is with building environmentally by the city. We could grow every- This raises a question of how Nelson friendly or green buildings. One new “In order to understand my per- where. Can you imagine fruit trees in is going to stay eco-friendly without completely green building is called sonal dependence on fossil fuels, I the parks and veggie boxes on Baker switching to sustainable architec- an earthship. They have all the things challenged myself to find 10 items in Street?” Nikkei Merritt ture. But keeping parts of Nelson that are needed to eliminate fossil my home that were made and brought classic while environmentally upgrad- fuels without completely changing our to me without any use of fossil fuels “Nelson, British Columbia, year ing other areas seems like the best lives. Earthships are constructed with whatsoever. After much searching, I 2030. We are learning to live off the option.” Paul Rebar recycled materials such as old tires, was left with two items; a basket and a land, to be more resourceful and less pop cans and wood beams.” Lauren shell.” Marty Sutmoller wasteful. We ��� are generally prospering “Our surrounding areas have vast Vaillaincourt ���������������������������������������������� more than any other part of the world amounts of space for farms. From � agriculture. ������������������ “With Earth’s population expected because of our We have those farms we could get our meat, to reach nine billion by 2040, the been relying on a cooperative commu- eggs and dairy instead of the super���together.” ��������������������� question of how to feed the world has nity to hold us Dillon Strom market, where they are infused with never been more pressing.” Jess McNally preservatives.” Carly Jennings

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“Stigma is a powerful force. When the masses finally realize that behaviour that once acceptable is actually unattractive, they stop doing it.” Jio Deon

“Are you recycling? Are you biking, walking or busing more? Have you even thought about not driving that two blocks to the store?” R.L.



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News New shop has the market all sewn up Nelson’s Herridge Lane has a new business that’s a perfect match for the alley’s vibrant and unique atmosphere of entrepreneurship: Crystal’s Custom Sewing and Repair. Crystal Shepherd, the shop’s owner, has a passion for clothes that she’s excited to share with the Kootenays. The name of her shop pretty much sums up what Shepherd offers. If clothes are ripped or fit poorly, she can fix them. If someone wants a unique piece of clothing, she can make it. Up to now, Shepherd has primarily done work for friends and family: repairing a forester friend’s work clothes or making pants, shirts and vests for her husband. Custom-made clothes are important to Shepherd, whose wardrobe is packed with garments she made for herself. “I’m very particular about what I like and what I want,” she says. “I imagine there are other people

out there who feel that way but can’t sew. I can help them.” Shepherd’s experience runs to casual clothes, but she isn’t afraid to take on more advanced projects like altering men’s business suits. She can work from a pattern or even a drawing of something a person wants made. She works with a customer’s needs and specifications to make a distinctive garment they’ll be excited to wear. Shepherd’s custom work extends to a service she says is unique in Nelson: She can take a person’s favourite piece of clothing and copy it without destroying the original. If the original is too damaged, she can take parts of the loved garment and incorporate it into something new. “You still have the essence of the thing you loved in a new garment you love.” Shepherd was introduced to sewing 14 years ago when her mother

March 24, 2010


Seniors’program call for proposals

Non-profit seniors’ Been organizations in the area need to know that the Thinking About Federal Government’s New Horizons For Seniors Program 2010 has issued a call for funding proposals for “community-based projects that encourage seniors to play George Millar an important role in their community.” April 16 is port, even if only in kind, SUBMITTED the deadline for the pro- shows a broader base of Shepherd’s shop is now open on Herridge Lane. posals to reach the B.C.taught Shepherd how to I can work within those based Service Canada community acceptance than just letters of supthread a sewing machine parameters.” staff who administer the port. and troubleshoot problems Shepherd is also explorprogram for this provI n t e r- g e n e r a t i o n a l with the equipment. After ing the idea of 100-mile ince. activities get a high ratthat, Shepherd explored clothing. At the moment, Here are some guideing. The Gordon Sergeant garments and fabric she’s able to make clothes and developed a broad using reclaimed material lines for the proposals that School Grandfriends prounderstanding of making but she’s on the lookout earn the highest marks. gram was funded by the clothes. for locally made fabrics Start with some seniors New Horizons Program. Having objectively verShe says she has the that would make a piece who have expressed a need for a seniors’ pro- ified outcomes gets a plus. problem solving skills of clothing truly local. and innovative mentalCrystal’s Custom gram with activities that The creation of a video or ity to take on just about Sewing and Repair is open are new to the group. book is good, but a simple any project, be it making Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to Have the seniors write weekly questionnaire that pants, shirts or even cell 4 p.m. The shop is located the proposal, with assis- rates participants’ level phone covers. in Herridge Lane between tance from non-seniors if of approval can also be “I know what works and Ward Street and Josephine necessary. valuable. “Are we havwhat doesn’t,” Shepherd Street. Shepherd can be Make certain that ing fun yet?” is not just a says. “ I know what looks reached at (250) 551-5858. the funding will provide question for kids. good and what doesn’t and - submitted seniors with a program Service Canada staff in which they are active evaluate the proposals, participants. A project then a committee of comthat is just a service to munity-based people do ��� seniors will not be fund- further evaluation. Most � Hanvold, Tenysha Ross, Cup that is being held in ed. The seniors involved of the proposals that pass and Sydney Wetter. Wish Kamloops. The winners of are expected to play an this level of approval will ��� them well! For more the three provincial Junior important role in their get full approval during information please go to B leagues (plus the host communities “by helping the later months of the www.thekootenayswim- team) will battle it out at those in need, provid��� year. Expect to begin your the Cyclone Taylor for the ing leadership, and sharproject early in 2011. Hanging on to winter coveted cup and conse- ing their knowledge and For more information, ��� ���������������������������������������������� sports however, is the quent attendance at the skills with others.” call 1-800-277-0014. � Some ������������������ Nelson Leafs Hockey Western Finals Keystone financial sup��� ���������������������������������������������� club. Their success Cup. ���George ��������������������� throughout� the������������������ season is Lastly, does your group Millar is a long-time resident of the West Kootenay. continuing throughout the have an event or program Been Thinking About is an exploration of events and ��� ��������������������� playoffs. They are in the coming up? Consider ��� ������������������ organizations in the region, seen from a senior’s perspective. midst of challenging the advertizing it on the Revelstoke���Grizzlies for Civic Center Marquee on ������������������ the KIJHL championship. Vernon St. It’s great expoThe next stage for the sure and a great price. ������ winning team is to move Call the NRSC 352-3989 ������ on to the Cyclone Taylor for rates and availability.

Nelson gearing up for springtime sports Spring break is over but not the spring weather – hopefully! Right off the bat I have to make a correction to registration dates for Rhythmic Dimensions Gymnastics and Dance spring session. Registration dates should read...registration is open up until class commencement and can be done directly at 505 1812 or email rhythmics@telus. net. The Nelson Rowing club is looking for a coach to teach Learn to Row (LTR) for their spring and summer junior program. Some maturity, coaching knowledge and self motivation is an asset but not absolutely necessary. Training could be provided. Details include

In The Zone Kim Palfenier

The Nelson Regional Sports Council can be reached at: Box 1190, Nelson, BC V1L 6H3 (250)352-3989 phone (250)352-0046 fax 20-30 hours per week at $12 per hour starting in May and ending around Labour Day. Please contact Maurice de St. Jorre at 352 2401. Still in the water, the Kootenay Swim Club will be competing at their first long course swim meet, Mar. 27/28 in Langley. The six swimmers competing are Niallan Collier, Emma Borhi, Jordan Andrusak, Gabrielle

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Kim Palfenier is administrator for the Nelson Regional Sports Council.

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Andres Partners with Nelson SPCA

Thursday and Friday nights, 6-9 p.m. at Andre’s Telus booth in the Chahko-Mika Mall For every new TELUS cell phone activation/add on, done on Thursday and Friday nights between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., Andre’s will be donating the $35 activation fee to the Nelson SPCA. If you would like to take part in this event, every referral of a new activation will also make you eligible for a free case or car charger up to $40 in value. This offer is valid only through the Telus kiosk in the Chakko Mika Mall. Please call 250-352-7258 or visit the kiosk for more details. - submitted

Earth Hour 2010

Saturday, March 27, 8:30-9:30 p.m. throughout the region For the second year in a row residents of the Regional District of Central Kootenay are encouraged to participate in Earth Hour 2010. In 2009 British Columbians saved 72.67 megawatts of electricity from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., the equivalent of turning off 1.5 million lights. Last year, during Earth Hour 4000 cities in 88 countries officially “switched off” to pledge their support for the planet. Earth Hour is a global conservation effort of the World Wildlife Fund. Participating in Earth Hour sends a very powerful message to government and world leaders that people want policies and regulations put in place that can achieve meaningful emission reduction to help fight climate change. On March 27, citizens, businesses, corporations and governments in the RDCK and around the world are encouraged to turn off all non-essential lights (both inside and out) for a full hour to show their support for action on climate change. For more information on RDCK climate action initiatives and zero waste programs please visit www. - submitted

Kids Zone returns to Slocan Valley

Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Slocan Park Hall, 3036 Hwy 6 On Saturday, March 27 the Kid’s Zone Buy & Sell swap meet returns to the Slocan Valley. This popular event is hosted by the Slocan Valley Recreation Commission. The event is a great way to use items the kids have outgrown. Kids Zone is a great place for those with young families to fill their growing children’s needs at a reasonable cost. Every year table space at this event sells out so call Slocan Valley Recreation at 250-226-0008 to book your table now. - submitted

Buy a Bookshelf at the Nelson Library

As part of the Nelson Library expansion fundraising project, book lovers can now ‘buy a bookshelf’. For only $40 your name, or the name of a loved one, will be engraved on a brass plaque and permanently displayed on one of the library bookshelves. On a first-come, first-served basis, individuals will also be able to choose which section they would like their plaque to be in. The choice is vast: everything from cookbooks to travel, science fiction to children’s picture books, audio-books to DVDs, and much more. You can buy a bookshelf online at or in person at the Nelson Municipal Library at 602 Stanley St. - submitted

World Water Day celebrated Perry Ridge Water Users Association (PRWUA) is celebrating 30 years of watershed activism to protect the domestic and agricultural water on Perry Ridge. To celebrate World Water Day PRWUA sold posters and DVDs at the Kootenay Co-op to support their continuing work. PRWUA is encouraged after 30 years that there is renewed attention to the relationship between climate, forests, water and culture. Their DVD presents compelling information about the necessity and the benefits of protecting Perry Ridge. Perry Ridge has some of the Slocan Valley’s last stands of intact old growth (fir, cedar, hemlock, cottonwood, larch and Ponderosa Pine) and is one of the last large areas of low and mid elevation forests in the Slocan Valley. Perry Ridge’s forested slopes provide drinking and agricultural water for several hundred farms and residences in the valley below. - submitted


Jeff Pensiaro of Baldface Lodge, seen here with Bryna Idler, contributed $1,000 to the CT Scanner campaign. The CT scanner fund total is $927,500.

Budget increases support Selkirk College programs The federal budget, which was announced on March 4, demonstrates an understanding that colleges, institutes and polytechnics are integrated with the industrial and technological drivers of the economy, and Selkirk College President, Marilyn Luscombe, is pleased with the support shown for post-secondary education. “This budget acknowledges and supports the key role of colleges in supplying the advanced skills and applied research that underpin economic growth and productivity improvement,” says Luscombe. The Association of Canadian Community Colleges, of which Selkirk College is a member, has been heavily advocating for increased federal support for the Community Colleges Innovation Fund. The Fund was doubled and will now be $30M per year instead of $15M. Prior to the expansion of this Fund, Selkirk College was awarded an additional $199,000 from the CCI Program over the next two years for the Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre. The college is now hoping to access more of such funding into the future. The grant will help support decision making for forest carbon management. More specifically, it will sustain research that is aimed at developing software applications for assisting small and medium size businesses involved in forest management to become more adept at managing forest land for a variety of new values such as carbon sequestration. The budget also announced investments in retraining and apprenticeships, much of which will be delivered by Canada’s 150 colleges, institutes and polytechnics, along with a welcome focus on aboriginal education. - submitted

Ecosociety and Reo’s feature green flicks The West Kootenay EcoSociety is celebrating a green partnership recently launched with Reo’s Videos. Paul Osak of Reo’s has agreed to establish an ‘EcoSociety Recommended’ video section in his store. The new section will house films consistent with the EcoSociety’s mandate of education and awarenessraising around issues of conservation, climate change, peak oil, re-localization of our economy and food supply and moving to a post-carbon world. The EcoSociety celebrates Paul’s interest in ‘green’ and his willingness to set space aside in his business to raise awareness in our

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community. While many of the films already existed on Reo’s shelves, Paul is dedicated to regularly bringing in newly released films to continue education around these critical issues. When new films first arrive they will still be located in the ‘New Release’ section, but over time will find their way to the new green section and be in one location,

easier to find and consider. Reo’s new website is now up and running at At our request, The Kootenay Country Store Cooperative has joined our partnership with the donation of four films related to the local food movement and agriculture and has offered to donate additional films as they become available through the store. The EcoSociety is grateful for the Coop’s support of Reo’s green initiative and acknowledges their longstanding history and interest in supporting a thriving local food economy. Please support this important initiative. Ask

for the new ‘EcoSociety Recommended’ section when you visit Reo’s Videos and take the time to educate yourself and your family. Feedback to the EcoSociety and recommendations for additions to the section are always welcome. The EcoSociety is interested in celebrating local businesses taking leadership in establishing green initiatives and green business practices in our city through our ‘EcoCentric – Celebrating Green’ column. Please contact us if you know of a business leading the way to greening our city and protecting our environment.

Catherine Leighland is thedirector of the West Kootenay EcoSociety. For more information contact the EcoSociety at or 354-1909.

Everything is uncertain, particularly in science Last week we discussed the concept that ideas or questions which can be explored through measurement are within science. Ok, so what would an example be? How about, what is the weight of an object such as a bowling ball, as a function of its radial distance from the centre of the earth? Yup, that is a question that can be explored or answered through measurement, and is, thus, within the realm of science. Notice that the word “answered” is italicized in the previous paragraph. One must be careful with the word “answered”, because there is uncertainty in all measurements. Nothing is known for certain, and, therefore, nothing is ever truly “answered”. After many careful measurements pertaining to gravity, for example, we may have data that have very small error bars, but we cannot eliminate uncertainty. In fact, at the quantum level the means of undertaking a measurement always

Ask Dr. Science

Dr. Morgan Dehnel

interfere with the measurements being made, so there is abound as to how accurate one can be. Although we can aggregate our precise measurement data, and we may develop laws and theories that represent the phenomenon being studied reasonably or even extremely well, there is always uncertainty in measurements, laws, and theories. It is usual in science to test to see in what way a given theory is wrong. This is absolutely normal and an appropriate practice in science. A scientist must retain doubt regarding all theories includ-

ing those that may have provided useful predictive results in the past. In fact, it is the scientist’s job to see if the measurement data can be modeled in a different way and perhaps more substantive way, to see if the measurements may be made more precisely. According to Nobel laureate, Richard Feynman, a large part of the fun in science is exploring the areas in which a given theory is wrong. For a scientist, it is not appropriate to hold on to one particular theory or another too dearly, but scientist must retain a level of doubt regarding all theories, and continue to investigate where they may be improved. A scientific law or theory is considered better the more precisely it describes a situation. For then it shall be easier to test if it is wrong, and the more useful it becomes in predicting other situations within error bars, of course!

Dr. Science is in real life, Dr. Morgan Dehnel, a particle accelerator physicist, and resident of Nelson. Please send comments or questions regarding this column to

Opinions & Letters

March 24, 2010

A novel idea for the waterfront

Editorial Earth Hour Saturday, March 27 from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. the world is being asked to turn off their lights and unplug any non-essential appliances for one hour. It may seem that turning off our lights for one hour makes very little impact on long-term energy usage. But this event really gives us an opportunity to think about how we use energy and it’s consequences. As seen by many of the excerpts printed on page two’s special feature on Transition Towns, we’re never going to solve all of our power problems simply or quickly. And since our society is so dependent on our present power scheme we will need to make a transition toward using less and less electricity. But think about it. If we use less electricity, that means the

electric companies will have fewer dollars. The electric companies have fixed costs. The resulting consequence of us using less electricity may well be a higher cost per unit. In order to maintain our power dependent lifestyle, we will need to figure out ways to keep the electrical companies in business. In the early 60s in the whole north east of North America, the power went out and there were no lights for many hours. There were two resulting consequences. The first was that New Yorkers got to see the stars like never before. The second, was nine months later there was a baby boom. On Saturday, March 27, turn out your lights and take advantage of Earth Hour.

Fish Heads & Flowers

Flowers to the guys at the electronics store for fixing my computer and giving up their time on a day off work. – Saved my life

Fishheads to the woman who moved to the country to complain and stir the pot, being nice to people’s faces and stabbing them in the back. You ooze negativity. Go back to the city where you belong. - Local Flowers and many good karmic returns to the kind considerate soul who turned in my wallet when I was in a mad rush and left it by the ATM. I was near tears in panic, and then filled with gratitude. Much relieved Fishheads to drivers that do not use turning signals or wait until the last second to put them on. The whole point of them is so other drivers know what you are going to do! - Blinked

Flowers to all those who pass encouraging words and smiles while I busk - to the people who look past the stereotypes surrounding buskers and just take a moment to appreciate the music floating down the street soundtracking their day - it’s a little moment of freedom for us all. - Lady guitar Fishheads to people who block pedestrians trying to cross by parking in the middle of the crosswalk while waiting for their turn to go. Crosswalks are made so that you don’t block people trying to save the environment! - A pissed pedestrian Flowers a big bunch of roadside daisies to all those drivers who recognize that pedestrians do have right of way especially at unmarked intersections. - Too many close calls

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Dear Editor, I should like to put forward my vision for the future of the Nelson water front. From the end of the yacht club boat houses to the other end of the airport. Those lands adjacent to the airport which are currently a dog walk should be developed over the next twenty years. The main feature would be a paved or stone pedestrian walk along the existing dog walk path, and additional walkways would branch off from the main path along the lands jutting out into the lake. All possible land surface would be graded and planted and there would be grassed areas flow-

er beds, trees and park benches. Two to three small areas would be reserved and attractively fenced for leash-free dog areas. Dogs would still be allowed along the walkways, but would be required to be leashed. Licensed vendors would be accommodated in the wider areas of land to sell pop, ice cream and hot dogs. There are currently some sandy beach areas which could be reserved as such and rocky areas which can be reclaimed, graded and developed. Today there exists unofficial pedestrian access from the CP rail station, but a formal connecting walkway should be built

between the station and the the lakeside/airport walkway. This access would enable the public a circular walk from Baker street to the lake along the walk to the Prestige Inn and back up to Baker Street. This is an expensive project, but would be spread over many years and I would foresee federal and provincial moneys in grants and infrastructure financial aid. I foresee the beautified lakefront as a great attraction for the residents of Nelson and area as well as a tourist draw. What a great addition to a beautiful city. Michael Freund Nelson N Shore

Teamwork in the office, results on the hill When I am working in Victoria, you will find my assistants Laurie and Della in my office. They greet you at the door, answer your phone calls and emails, and help you to liaise with government services and agencies. As a team, we touch base daily. That regular communication is critical for me to do my best as your representative. For example, I recently learned some bad news, and was able to get more detail because Laurie and Della were in the office and able to do some research. Picture the situation: Having wrapped up a talk at UBC on greening BC’s economy, my colleague Rob Fleming, MLA for Victoria Swan Lake, and I jumped in a hybrid taxi cab. Just then, Rob got a phone call that the BC Liberals were increasing provincial park fees. While he’s still on the phone, I called my office. Knowing that locals and tourists alike are going to have to cough up more for camping, I needed my staff’s help to find out exactly how much more. Laurie and Della get onto the computer and start making some calls. Fees for some of our favourite local backcountry spots, namely

In The House

Michelle Mungall, MLA for Nelson-Creston

those in the Bugaboo and Kokanee Glacier, are doubling starting April 1. All other spots are going up between $1 and $6. This may not sound like much, but after drastic cutbacks in conservation and environmental protection, plus reductions in the 2010/11 Budget for tourism, and with the new HST, this increase is yet another example of the BC Liberals costing us more but giving us less. On top of this, the new BC Parks reservation system is housed in Guelph, Ontario instead of creating jobs here in BC. As more information becomes available, I will post it on my website, www.michellemungall. com. That regular transmission between my Nelson and Victoria offices has also fed into the broader work being done by the NDP Caucus. The most

recent instance regards the provincial LawLine. Because of BC Liberal cutbacks, this valuable service will be cut April 1. Nelson’s Advocacy Centre wrote me to let me know that the many clients they refer to the LawLine – low-income clients ineligible for legal aid-- will now have nowhere to go. Imagine being denied legal support when fleeing from domestic violence. This is the fear the Advocacy Centre and 63 other organizations shared with MLAs. Because the letter came to my office while I was in Victoria, Laurie forwarded it to me right away. I spoke with the NDP’s critic for the Attorney General, Leonard Krog. On behalf of all 63 organizations and the concerned NDP MLAs, he brought the issue up in the House and is holding the Liberals accountable for deciding to cut a valuable service that decongests the courts. This type of teamwork has been essential in representing our area and ensuring that our concerns are voiced. Please contact me at my office anytime if you need our help. That’s what we’re there for. 1877-388-4498, Michelle.

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Street Talk What would you invent to make a dayto-day task easier?

I think everybody needs a machine to make their lunch every day. Trina Walsh, Nelson

Something to get me out of bed that works better than an alarm clock. Kat McBurney, Nelson

A food replicator, like on Star Trek. Keith Bourgeau, Winlaw

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Arts & Entertainment Great events for all ages and skill levels at the NDYC B. Boy/B. Girl Sessions are free, all ages open training dance sessions for all levels of b. boys, b. girls and people who love hip hop culture. Come down, share your skills and practice the fresh art of breakin’ Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Call 250-352-5656 for details. Juggling Etc. Club meets every Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. Come share your skills and learn new tricks with juggling, poi, staff, diablo and hula hoop. This is an all ages, all level, free drop in program. The NDYC Skate Club meets each Thursday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Skate Club teaches junior skaters-to-be all the basics of skateboarding. Through activities and demonstrations, learn about different types of ramps and the flow of the park, how to put together and maintain your skateboard and about the difference between ramp and street skating. Best of all, its completely free. Call 250352-5656 to register. Free drop in art lessons are Wednesdays after school. Come and enjoy learning

art basics from trained artists. Learn about art history, theory, and technique. No experience necessary, just come and have fun. The Ramp Committee/Gentleman’s Club meets Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. Come hang out and help figure out ways to create a sustainable Youth Centre for the next generation of rippers. You must be a male from the ages of 14-19. Beginner Skate Lessons are Thursday evenings from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Intermediate lessons are from 5:30-6:30 p,m. Cost is $50 for six lessons. Learn about balance, positioning, pushing, stopping, kicks turns, drop-ins and more. Everyone must pre-register. Call 250352-5656 to sign up. The Youth Employment Resource Centre wants your casual jobs Use the resource centre to help you connect with local youth to help with odd jobs around the house you need done. Call 250-3525656 for details. - submitted

Teens busy at Nelson Library

The Playing for Change series uses music to inspire peace.


Peace Through Music

Wednesday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. at the TNT Playhouse, corner of Ward & Carbonate This film is part of the with a single minded pas- www.playingforchange. Playing for Change series. sion to connect the world com For a wide selection Playing for Change is a through music. They trav- of still photos, see: flickr. multimedia movement elled to several continents com/playingforchange created to inspire, con- recording songs with difPlaying For Change’s nect, and bring peace to ferent musicians from Peace Through Music the world through music. around the world playing will be presented in 5.1 The idea for this project on them, as though they Surround Sound. For arose from a common had all come to the same updates on this screenbelief that music has the recording studio, but it ing and others, visit Peter power to break down is the studio that travels Schramm on Facebook or boundaries and overcome instead. e-mail peters34ca@yahoo. distances between people. Tickets are $10-$15 on com Directors Mark a sliding scale. For more - submitted Johnson and Jonathan information and to see Walls travelled the globe clips from the film, go to:

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Construction may be starting at Nelson Library, but teens will still be on the go in the upcoming months. Check out our movie night on Friday, March 26 with a showing of the new DVD release New Moon. Door prizes and refreshments are available for youth ages 12-17. PG 13. In April, YERC is supplying their expertise and offering resume development and job information workshops. Visit us in the Learning Place ( lower floor of the library) from 4-6 p.m. every Thursday afternoon for four weeks, starting April 8.

Reading Buddies continues this spring, even though the Nelson Leafs have taken off their skates. Trained local teens will take the reins and be super Reading Buddies for kids in grades 2-5. If you know of a little buddy who wants to practice reading, call Joanne Harris at the library at 250-352-6333. For more info about any of the above programs. email - submitted

‘Imagine’ Transition Visual Art Contest Transition Nelson is hosting a friendly arts competition, Imagine Transition. The intention is for participants to create a piece of art envisioning a Nelson they want to see in 2030. Art entries can be sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, etc. and can be rendered in 2D or 3D. All artists will be judged together. The top art pieces will be pre-selected and showcased at the Oxygen Art Centre on Saturday and Sunday, April 17 and 18 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Those

attending the art show will then select the winners. The prizes for this event are $500. and a Seedling commemorative medallion cast out of pure silver for first place, $350 for second and $150 for third. The deadline for your expression of interest is March 31, please send to Bill McNally, Suite #2, 373 Baker St. Free entry forms and complete competition details are available at - submitted

West Kootenay Calendar photo contest Calling all aspiring photographers dig out your scenic Kootenay photos and search out the very best shots to submit to the Otter Books annual calendar photo contest. All photographers chosen for inclusion in the 2011 West Kootenay Scenic Calendar will receive free calendars, and the top three will also get cash prizes of $200 and $100. Anyone can enter, but photos must be high resolution and quality. Otter Books has now been producing these beautiful calendars for five years. They are sold throughout the region at

various bookstores and other venues. Fifteen hundred calendars are printed, and many of them find their way out of the area as gifts and mementos, highlighting of the scenic beauty and recreational wonders of the Kootenays. More information and application forms for the contest are available at Otter Books, 398 Baker Street, Nelson, V1L 4H5, or by email request to Entry deadline is May 28. - submitted

Women’s Centre raffle winners The West Kootenay Women’s Centre drew the lucky winners of the raffle on International Women’s Day, Monday, March 8. Over $7,000 was raised which will help to serve the 3,000 women and children that receive support, training, free food and clothing, referrals, and comfort each year at the Women`s Centre. The winners are as following: Tamasine Drisdale - No. 2448 won a donated weekend for two in a deluxe lakeside room at the Prestige Lakeside Resort and a $100 gift certificate at Frisco`s. Sharon Floyd- No. 0104 won an “Indulge Yourself Package” with gift

certificates for bodywork, spa and luxurious products. The prize is valued at $475. Prem Gatha - No. 0229 won the “Dine Out Package,” gift certificates for seven of Nelson`s fine restaurants including All Seasons, Max & Irma’s, Amanda’s, Kootenay Bakery, Full Circle, Outer Clove, and El Taco restaurant. Becky Hatch - No. 1673 won a day kayak rental for two from ROAM and passes to Ainsworth Hot Springs. Philip Jackson – No. 0749 won a cash prize of $200 which was donated by the Bank of Montreal in Nelson. - submitted

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Saturday, March 27 at SpiritBar, 422 Vernon St. During their 17 years together, of NorthAmerica’s premiere Ska, many bands have come and gone, Reggae and Soul bands, and their but with the March 2009 release strong songwriting and incredible of their new live album One live show are proof of that. From More Night With You, Skavenjah their homebase on the Canadian remains one of the constants in the prairies the band tours relentlessworld of Skamusic. Skavenjah has ly, continually expanding on it’s worked very hard to become one already dedicated worldwide fol-

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Twinderella the Musical

Thursday, March 25, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Covenant Church, 702 Stanley St. The Kootenay Home Educators (KHE) proudly present Twinderella the Musical. The classic fairy tale Cinderella is intertwined with a brand new story of her twin brother Bob. Twinderella is a story about good and evil, rich and poor, love and loneli-

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Pauline Lamb and Sunny Wood piano drive

Friday, March 26, 7:30 p.m. at The Velvet Underground, 646 Baker St. Pauline Lamb and Sunny Wood have joined forces to raise funds for a cause that they believe in. They want to see a stage piano down at the Velvet Underground for the musicians to lay their licks down on. Come out for an evening of great music and dining for the sole purpose of getting baby grand piano for players at the Velvet Underground. Dig into your rolodex and invite your music loving friends out for a lovely evening of entertainment for a cause.

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Anaya’s family fundraiser Healing Anaya fundraiser

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Saturday, March 27, 4 p.m. at the Proctor Community Hall, Proctor One of the newest family’s in Nelson is in need of support and Shayne Brandel is auctioning off a painting to try and help. Here is an opening excerpt from Anayas parents blog from when it started in February: “Anaya Xanthe Delia, born August 2009, has recently been unofficially diagnosed as having a demyelinating myopathy for which the cause is unknown. She wasn’t meeting her developmental milestones as she should and has been very irritable. We took her to see our local pediatrician in emergency as she began having difficulty breast feeding and was choking and gasping. Upon examination we were told to take Anaya to the Children’s Hospital for further testing...” Anyone interested in her story, take some time and look through the blog. ( The Kootenay community

Friday, March 26 at SpiritBar, 422 Vernon St. Bay Area hip hop legends, Zion I, will be hitting the road for a special one week tour of Western Canada beginning March 24. With ten years under their belt of performing live and six studio albums, Zion I are going out on the road to do what they do best. The group is very excited to perform in Canada after coming off a near sold out 30 city U.S. tour with Cali-reggae sensations Rebelution in early 2010. “I’m juiced about heading up to Canada because we don’t get to rock up there enough on a regular basis,” explains SUBMITTED Zumbi, emcee of Zion I. “Bedlam” 24 x 30 inches, Oil on Canvas. 2009 (retail value $2,100) Ten years after the release of their debut single, Zion I released their sixth has rallied for Anaya with leading bid each day at album, The Takeover, this past year. A donations of breastmilk, http://www.shaynebran- filler-free new mix of jabs, roundhouses financial support, and and uppercuts that continue their streak love. Anayas progress so projects. Online bidding as one of hip-hop’s most diverse groups far has been phenomenal. will close at 5 p.m. on in hip-hop. The Takeover, which features This coming week- March 26. After that, bids guest spots by Houston legend Devin the end, Saturday, March 27 will have to be made in Dude, UK emcee Ty and Rhymesayersí Anaya’s family is host- person at the benefit on Brother Ali, producer AmpLive and emcee Zumbi incorporate the best parts ing a fundraising event at Saturday. Procter Community Hall. For those of you who of their live show perfected through For this event, Brandel are not in a position to bid nonstop touring and bring that vibe to is donating this piece for the piece���but ���������������������������������������������� still wish the studio. Zion I are currently supporting their from his recent “Falling” to donate to the cause, � ������������������ new album, The Takeover, which is availseries. please see the “donate” able now and also offering five free If you are interested button on the Healing ��� ��������������������� downloads on their site: www.zionicrew. in bidding on this piece, Anaya blog http://www. please email Brandel at healinganaya.blogspot. com/download. shayne@shaynebrandel. com He will be posting the


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Art for the Earth submissions

Drop off Saturday or Sunday, March 27 or 28, 1-4 p.m. at the Langham Art Gallery, 447 A Ave., Kaslo The Langham Creative Community Gallery invites submissions of������ art created from recycled materials for their second annual ‘Art for the Earth” show. Please bring your art work to the gallery on March 27 or 28. Call Eliza at 250-353-

2439 for more information. The show will open on April 9 and run to April 25. All artists are invited to attend the opening event on April 9 from 7-9 p.m.

Kukua Pamoja fundraiser

Thursday, March 25, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Moving Centre, 553A Baker St. Kakua Pamoja is a local initiative that builds and supports social programming for youth in the slums outside Nairobi, Kenya. On Thursday there is an Acro-Yoga class with Jamie Makena, the yogini who soon leaves Nelson to return to her work with the young people of Kenya. If you would like to try something new, this class might be just the opportunity. This class is by donation, with all proceeds going to support Kukua Pamoja. If you wish to offer support but cannot attend, you can contact Jamie Makena at or learn more at

Nelson Sewing Solutions one year celebration

Thursday, April 1, 5-9 p.m. at Sewing Solutions, 2A 542 Baker St. Nelson Sewing Solutions is one year old on April Fools day. Jill Sosnowski found her way to Nelson in November of 2008 and by April opened Nelson’s funkiest alteration shop. As the Pagan New Year begins she is celebrating expanding her shop and the creation of her new line of Livin’ ��� Come ������������������������� Love patches. to the shop at 2A 542 Baker Street, right above KC’s res� ������������������ taurant from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday April 1st, to���enjoy wine, music and the ��������������������� company of great people. Come get your Livin’ Love patch to funk up your ��� ������������������ existing wardrobe and celebrate one of Nelson’s business success stories.

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Briefly Hitchhiking author

Wednesday, March 31, 7:30 p.m. at Oxygen Art Centre, #3-320 Vernon St. (alley entrance) Three and a half years, 30,000 kilometers, 25,000 photographs, and hundreds of memorable meetings later, Matt Jackson had enough experience to fill a book. And so he did. Canada Chronicles takes the reader on that journey, meeting miners, hippies, cowboys and everyone in between. He’s been welcomed, robbed, windblown, soaked, and celebrated. NELSON BECKER

Working with found objects, Ian Johnston creates work which comments on our consumptive culture.

Opening of Refuse Culture: Archaeology of Consumption

Friday, March 26, 7-9 p.m.; artist talk Tuesday, April 6, 7 p.m. at Oxygen Art Centre, #3-320 Vernon St. (alley entrance) Local artist Ian Johnston continues car bumper covers, compact fluoreshis exhibition series Refuse Culture: cent light bulbs; these everyday objects Archaeology of Consumption which are seldom disposed of with the same began in 2005 with his car bumper degree of order, reverence or celebrainstallation at the Oxygen Art Center. tion with which they were created and This was the departing moment from acquired. By collecting these objects his former production ceramic career together, the works amplify a coninto a world of installation art. Johnston temporary narrative of consumption. uses multiple installations, and instal- Cast in porcelain, the objects mimic lations of multiples, to consider the the archeological evidence left to us remnants and debris of human activ- from preceding generations and ask ity littering the planet�s surface. Each the viewer to question how the future installation revolves around an object, might interpret our culture through or fragment of an object, taken from these collections of fragments. daily life. Cell phones, plastic bags, - submitted

March 24-30, 2010


Mar 21 - Apr 19 It is important to continue to use your resources and finances wisely this week. You may be encouraged to make practical choices. Time management will also be essential to stay ahead of the game. Challenges can be met with positive results if you can find the creative solutions.


Apr 20 - May 20

You are able to grasp the long term outcomes of your plans. Use this vision to sow your plans, or plants. If you are lacking in the skills necessary to undertake your project or garden, you may find a guru or knowledgeable resource that can help you. Just try not to completely depend on others.


May 21 - June 20


June 21 - Jul 22

Have fun connecting with friends this week. Social gatherings can bring new opportunities and ideas as it gives you a chance to reflect your thoughts on others. You may feel the urge to do something a little bit out of the ordinary. This will be well received by your peers.

Continued improvement is possible this week. You know that project you may be getting tired of? Keep working on it! You also have the opportunity for improved health if you can find the right person, people, or resources to help you. Rejuvenate, renovate, and reflect.


Jul 23 - Aug 22Try to remain open to any new experience this week. What may seem a waste of time can transform into an exciting opportunity. Try to refrain from making any hasty commitments without carefully reviewing your current situation. You may also be surprised by an unexpected love interest!

Virgo Aug 23 - Sept 22

You may find a new intensity in your romantic life. You seem to have an increased magnetism and level of attraction right now. You also have a clear understanding of your financial matters and are able to tell if people are being straight up with you or not.

Libra Sept 23 - Oct 23

Your self awareness is on the rise. With your new perspective you may be able to clearly identify your true path. This can involve unique and creative goals. You may have to realign or reconsider your current relationships. It is possible to consider an unconventional solution.

Scorpio Oct 24 - Nov 21

You may find this is a good time to start letting go of old belief systems that just aren’t working for you anymore. Let this process happening slowly and remain open to new ideas. You may find yourself confronted with matters of love, money, or emotions. Try to compromise.

Sagittarius Nov 22 - Dec 21

This is a great time to fully commit to yourself or project. Your undertakings can be met with success so aim high. Stay open to input from others as it can be helpful. Focus on establishing foundations. New romantic interests may be springing up.

Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 19

If you have been contemplating a bold step, time to take it. You will be happy you did. Focus on cultivating a new fresh start. You may also discover new and effective ways of communicating with people. If you are looking for love, remain patient.

Aquarius Jan 20 - Feb 18

If there is something you want to say, now is the time. You will be able to effectively communicate your thoughts and feelings. Holding anything back will not be beneficial. Reconsider your expenditures and try to accept indecision as an opportunity for some creative thinking.


Feb 19 - Mar 20

You may be finding yourself confronted with challenges this last week of March. For example you might have to be more practical and monitor you finances carefully. You also have the opportunity to effectively map out the next few moves in your life.

Contra dance

Friday, March 26, 7-9:30 p.m. at the Central School gym, 811 Stanley St. Contra is mostly danced to Celtic and old time music with a live band. It is long lines of couples facing each other with moves or steps similar to square dance. A caller guides new and experienced dancers through simple steps. There is no fancy footwork involved and it is not necessary to go with a partner. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students.

The Ray Montfort Group

Sunday, March 28, 7:30 p.m. at Studio 80, 10th & Elwyn This show features ace fingerstyle players and high-speed electric guitar noodlers, and a guitar player with the soul of a David Gilmour or a Mark Knopfler. Ray Montford might just be the only guy in Canada pulling it off with such flair. His forthcoming tour of B.C. and Alberta represents a very rare trip out west for Montford. Music fans should not miss this chance to discover an unsung Canadian talent. Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for general admission. For more information, visit http:// raymontford.bandcamp. com.

‘Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid’ by Yves Engler

Sunday, March 28, 5:30 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library basemente, 602 Stanley St. Yves Engler is a longtime student activist who has written many books on Canada’s foreign policy. His latest

book provides a critical analysis of Canada’s role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Engler challenges Canada’s unwavering support for Israel, a nation that has a history of war crimes and ethnic cleansing. Engler challenges the expansion of Israeli settlements in Occupied Territories, which, by international law, are illegal, and Canada’s ties to them, which have been supported by tax-deductible donations. Engler also exposes the Canadian military link to the 2009 War in Gaza. For more information visit

World Dance show

Saturday, March 27, 7 p.m. at the Winlaw Hall, Winlaw This show features some of the areas most renowned dancers performing bellydance, hip hop, African, modern dance, Latin and more, followed by dancing and lively African music by Mushana Marimba. Tickets are available at Love of Shiva and Jenny’s Book Garden. Adults are $10 adv, $12 @ door, youth 7-14 are $8 and children 6 and under free.


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Selkirk promotes heart health

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We’ve got something Acupuncture Kate Butt, Acupunture and Herbal Medicine ........... 551-5283 'for almost Michael Smith, Dr. TCM, 10 years experience.........352-0459 Shauna Robertson Acupuncture & Herbs ................ 352-2167 everyone Art Therapy (sans meat). Clearwater Art Therapy ............................................ 505-1100 Bodywork

Integrated Healing Touch, Biodynamic Craniosacral,Esalen®De Mar.Shiatsu, 31 Reflexology, Bliss, Certified - Niko .......... 551-2577 epTissue, Rolf Structural Integration,


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


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


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

Counselling & Consultation

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

Feldenkrais Method

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

Hair Care


Front St Hair Studio, The Key to Beauty..................354-1202

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

Holistic Health

Aura Defence & Pranashakty Canada. Power, Beauty, Healing. Syama Sylvie heals with Hawaiian Lomilomi, Thai, Qi-Gong Flower Essences. I Teach The Secret and Mayan..........777-1077 Jennifer Keirstead Reg. Holistic Nutritionist .......509-1417


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Sharon Best, Certified Adv. Hypnotherapist ............ 354-7750 Irene Mock, Reg. ....352-7035

Massage Services


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

Registered Massage

D Voykin RMT, 30 Yrs. By fee or donation ...........509-0345 Dennis Keithley RMT since 1983, BSc Kinesiology available evenings, weekends and holidays ............................354-8406 Valerie Nunes RMT @ Acupuncture Natural Health Clinic, New clients welcome.....................................................................505-3946 Colette Venier RMT Cranio-Sacral & Therapy Visceral Manipulation, 1st Tx $50, Reg $65/hr ................250-551-0416


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

Spas A Touch of Aloha, Lomi, Cranio, Structural, Sports 229-4424 ��� ���������������������������������������������� Mountain Waters Spa, Voted Best Spa 2007-09 .... 352-3280 Ginger Joy Rivest, Neuro Somatic� Therapy ..............505-4284 ������������������ Shalimar Health Spa, Voted Nelson’s Best Spa ... ..354-4408 Palliative Massage Course, July 3-10, 2009 ...........1-800-611-5788 ��� ��������������������� Found, Nelson’s Aveda ������ Concept Spa & Salon.... .......352-7775 Power Essentials, True Aromatherapy & Massage...........505-4144 Yoga Gabriel Keczan, Neuro Somatic Therapy ��� ...........................777-1159 ������������������ The Yoga Loft 625 Front St. with Jenna Arpita... .. 825-2209 Nutritionists Tara Stark, RD, Nutrition Counselling......................505-9854 Shanti Yoga Studio, Baker @ Josephine.................352-7703

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Women’s relationship with iron

Whole Grains for Health kicks off Thursday

As National Nutrition Month is underway, the Nelson Food Cupboard is launching its annual Whole Grains for Health Campaign. All till donations collected from the Kootenay Coop and Save-On-Foods this spring will be used to purchase a variety of grains for distribution to those in need. Nelson residents can participate by donating $2 or more when they are purchasing groceries. Although many adults and children who access emergency food services have food intolerances, allergies or medical conditions that require strict diets, it isn’t always possible to keep whole grains in stock. This is an initiative that directly supports those in our community who are economically vulnerable. For more information, contact Lauren Steeg, Coordinator at 250-354-1633 or by email at

Cedar Creek Café’s delivery truck now a waste fryer oil hybrid

As of Sunday, March 14, popular Winlaw eatery Cedar Creek Café is burning nonGMO waste vegetable oil (WVO) in its errand and delivery vehicle. The 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel, formerly run on locally made biodiesel and fossil fuel diesel, is now a dual-mode hybrid, thanks to the addition of an on-board waste oil tank and a heating/filtering fuel system capable of refining waste fryer grease into useable fuel. Believed to be the first conversion in Canada of a Dodge diesel meeting Tier-3 emissions standards, the truck has environmentalists and auto techs following the viability and reliability of the system. Paul and Clare Kelly, owners of Cedar Creek Café and long time promoters of organic and non-genetically modified (GM) foods, are especially proud that they have been able to give their fryer’s costly non-GM sunflower oil a second life. In order to offer non-GM French fries to their patrons, the Kelly’s happily shell out for sunflower oil at triple the price of the nearly universally used GM Canola fryer oil.


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Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. Reduce Stress, Kutenais Finest, 182 Baker St. Judy Katz 352-3319, RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS 3-4:00 p.m. Beginner ages 6 & up 4-5:30 p.m. Performance Group ages 8 & up S.Nelson, Rhythmic Dimensions 505-1812. QI-GONG & CHEN TAI CHI 7 - 8 p.m. at the Central School Gym. Info 250-505-4562 Chris Gibson GLOBAL RHYTHMS 5 - 6 p.m. World music dance workout. The Moving Centre, 533 Baker. FELDENKRAIS CENTRE 2 - 3 p.m. First Class 206 Victoria St., Susan Grimble 352-3449. FOLK FUSION SKIRT DANCE 3 - 4 p.m. Ages 7-11 All Levels. 6 - 7 p.m. Adult, Studio Alive, 352-0047 YANG/CHEN TAI CHI AND QI GONG 7 -8:30 a.m. Summit Health & Fitness, 685-B Baker St 250-352-7897

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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 8 classes/$80 month, Preregister ������� APPLIED COMBAT MARTIAL ARTS 6:30 - 8 p.m. Adult Class 525 Josephine St. Information call 352-0459. OM YOGA STUDIO���� proof for accuracy 10 Please - 11:30 a.m. Quantum Yoga, Alison then phone, fax 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-825-0011 www. Phone: 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352. proof for accuracy then phone, fax or email with any changes or an approval. SHANTI YOGA STUDIO KUNDALINI YOGA with Catherine Leighland - 11:30 a.m. Yoga Therapy, Anie The Express Phone:10 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352.5075 • Email: 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. is not responsible for an 12 -1:30 p.m. Invigorating Yoga, Anie SHANTI YOGA STUDIO Shambhala Meditation Centre, 444 Baker St., 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Teen Yoga, Marie 10 - after 11:30 a.m. Yoga Therapy, 352-6132. The Express is not responsible for any errors thephone, client hasorLaurie signed Please then fax email off. with anyupstairs changes or an approval. 5 :30- 7 p.m. Anusara Yoga, Elissaproof for accuracy 12 - 1:30 p.m. Invigorating Yoga, Sharon RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS SHANTI YOGA STUDIO 7:30 - 9 p.m. Restorative Yoga, Yasmin 5:30 -7:00 Anusara Yoga, Elissa 3:15-4:00 4-5approval. Please proof for accuracy then phone, fax or email withp.m. anyIntroductory changesages or an Phone: 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352.5075 • Email: 10 - 11:30 a.m Prenatal Yoga, Donna FELDENKRAIS CENTRE 7:30 -9:00 Yin Yoga, Menaka 4:00-5:30 p.m. Intermediate ages 8 & up 5:30 - 7 p.m. Hatha Flow, Karuna 11-12 p.m. First Class 206 Victoria St., Susan is not AKIDO for extra off. class The Express responsible any errors after the•5:30-6:30Inter/adv client has signed Phone:KOOTENAY 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352.5075 Email: 7:30 - 9 p.m. Yoga Basics Course, 8 cless/$80 6:30 - 8 p.m. Adult Class, 213C Baker St 250Grimble 352-3449 S. Nelson, Rhythmic Dimensions 505-1812. monthly, Preregister not responsible for any errors NELSON BREAST FEEDING CLINIC QI-GONG CHEN TAI CHIhas signed off. The Express after&the client APPLIED COMBAT MARTIAL ARTS CONTACT IMPROVISATION DANCE JAM 9:30 - 11:30 a.. Free drop-in Nelson Health Unit, 7 - 8 p.m. at the Central School Gym. Info 5056:30 - 8 pm. Adult class 7:30 - 9 p.m. all levels and live musicians wel2nd floor Kutenai Building, 333 Victoria Street, 4562 Chris Gibson. 525 Josephine Street, Information call 250-352come. The Moving Centre, 533A Baker St. Info more info 250-505-7200. SARVA SHAKTI SADHANA CIRCLE 0459 250-352-3319 Judy. 7 - 8 p.m. An ancient siddhar yoga practice KOOTENAY AKIDO EMOTIVE MOVEMENTS KYOKUSHIN KARATE #209-ManiStone Centre, 507 Baker St, 505-7832 4 - 5 p.m. Akido Fun, ages 4-6 5 - 6:30 p.m. Dance Foundations, All Levels 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Kids SARVA SHAKTI SADHANA CIRCLE 5 -6 p.m. Kids Class, ages 7-12 Moving Centre, Pamela 352-1795, 6 - 7 p.m. Adults 7 - 8 p.m. An ancient siddhar yoga practice 6:30 - 8 p.m. Adult Class213C Baker St Blewette Elementary School, Keith Clughart, #209-ManiStone Centre, 507 Baker St, 505352-3935. OM YOGA STUDIO 551-3345. 7832 10 - 11:30 a.m. Quantum Yoga, Alison TRANSCENDENDENT COMBAT SPORTS RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS KUTENAIS FINEST PERSONAL TRAINING 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-825-0011 www. 6 p.m. Combat cardio, 2:15-3:30 p.m. Beg/Inter ages 6 & up 6 a.m. & 8 a.m. Boot Camp with Ali Popoff 250-509-1061. Summit Health and Fitnes 3:30-4:14 p.m. Intro ages 4-5 182 Baker St 250-352-9196 KYOKUSHIN KARATE KUTENAIS FINEST PERSONAL TRAINING Redfish, Rhythmic Dimensions 505-1812. KOOTENAY AKIDO 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Kids, 6 - 7 p.m. Adults 6 a.m. & 8 a.m. Boot Camp with Ali Popoff BELLYFIT FUSION FITNESS 6 - 7:30 p.m. Intro Akido 213C Baker St 250Blewette Elementary School, Keith Clughart, 182 Baker St 250-352-9196 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. at the Moving Centre. Call 352-3935. 551-3345 YANG/CHEN TAI CHI AND QI GONG Heather, 354-0492 YANG/CHEN TAI CHI AND QI GONG FELDENKRAIS CLASSES 7 -8:30 a.m. Summit Health & Fitness, 685-B KUTENAIS FINEST PERSONAL TRAINING 7 -8:30 a.m. Summit Health & Fitness, 685-B 1 - 2 p.m. Effortless Movement. OM Studio, 6 8 a.m. Abs & Buns Ball Class with Ali Popoff Baker St 250-352-7897 Baker St 250-352-7897

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SELFDESIGN HIGH Open House 6:30 to 8:30p.m., Nelson Legion. Films, Food, Information and Activities. TEEN MOVIE NIGHT at the Nelson Library. “New Moon”.Prizes, refreshments. FREE, for youth 12-17. CONTRA DANCE AT Central School Gym with live music by Contra Indications and calling by David Feldman. TNT PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS see Thursday listing for details.

Wed. Mar. 24 PAUL LANDSBERG with Strings @ Library Lounge THE WINE TASTING Social @ The Royal. From 5-7pm. Advance reservation required

Thurs. Mar. 25 ROB JOHNSON & Friends Library Lounge LIVE MUSIC /WITH Estevan @ the Dam Inn South Slocan. 9 p.m.

IAN JOHNSTON’S “REFUSE Culture: Archaeology of Consumption” opens at Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art & History.

JUDE DAVISON SINGS acoustic covers and originals at Max & Irmas 6-9pm BAR ROOM DANCING with Howie @ The Royal. 6-9 p.m.

Sun. Mar. 28

Saturdays WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, HERBALISM and Stone Age Skills classes! Ongoing program. Children, teen, adult classes. 357-2822. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Noon meeting at The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. THE NELSON SCRABBLE CLUB meets Saturday at 1 p.m. For further info. Please call 250-352-6936.

TEXAS HOLD’EM Poker 12:30 p.m. upstairs Legion Hall. Everybody welcome over 19 years. Info 352-7727

Mon. Mar. 29 West Kootenay Naturalists “Hooked on Hummingbirds” film presentation. Selkirk College, Silver King, Nelson 8:00 p.m.

Tues. Mar. 30 WORLD MUSIC FILM “Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love”, 7:30 p.m. TNT Playhouse (Carbonate/Ward). Info:, Peter Schramm, 352-5717.

Wed. Mar. 31

ZION I @ SpiritBar, Hume Hotel

Sat. Mar. 27 ELLISON’S CAFE PRESENTS Ted Fitzgerald, Andrej Hostynek and Susu Robin entertain with piano, storytelling & more, 12-3 p.m. THE COCOA-NUT LOUNGE presents emerging artists Rory Allen, Cedar Flute and Scott Sassaman from 8-10pm. ELLEN MCILWAINE @ Velvet Underground. The Goddess of slide guitar. & Evann Hayes 8PM Tix $25 Eddy’s. SKAVENJAH @ SpiritBar, Hume Hotel

DOES SOMEONE’S DRINKING TROUBLE YOU? Al-Anon meeting 8 pm at 601 Front St. LEGION KARAOKE evening in beverage room. Info 352-7727 or email

BOOK TOUR: CANADA and Israel: Building Apartheid. Author Yves Engler Nelson Public Libray, 7 p.m.

DINNER W/ ASPEN Switzer & Kenny Konrad @ The Royal. 6 - 8 p.m.

Fri. Mar. 26

Fridays GENDER OUTLAWS, a support & social group for trans & gender variants. 354-5362. NELSON AA-F-TROOP meeting at the Cellar 717A Vernon St. 8 p.m.

Sat. Mar. 27

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

ENJOY DRAWING PEOPLE? 7-9 pm, Until Feb 11. $60. KSA drawing studio. Ph 352-7646.

CREATIVE WRITING AND Art submissions to “Imagine Transition” competition due today! Visit FOR THE NEXT 7 Generations. Screening of film made by/of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Council for Peace. United Church, 602 Silica 7p.m. $7-12 Proceeds to the 13 Grandmothers. CLOSING DATE: CASTLEGAR 2010 Art Walk Applications.

Thurs. Apr. 1

Sun. Mar. 28


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

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. LEGION MEAT DRAW 3:45 p.m. in beverage room with Karaoke after. Info 352-7727

Sundays WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, HERBALISM and Stone Age Skills classes! Ongoing program. Children, teen, adult classes. 357-2822. PUBLIC MEDITATION 9 a.m. -- 12 p.m Mid-morning refreshments; come and go as you wish. Shambhala Meditation Centre 444 Baker St. www.


NIKKO @ Library Lounge 6-10 p.m.

NELSON CHESS CLUB every Saturday morning, all welcome. Seniors Hall, 777 Vernon St.

WORSHIP SERVICES JOY BAPTIST CHURCH 10 a.m., 11 a.m, 6:30 p.m., 560 Baker St, Suite #3, 825-4095. QUAKER MEETING 723 Ward, upstairs, 9:45. 354-3859. SUNDAY MORNING WORHSIP, Community Church, Passmore Hall, 11 a.m.

THE RAY MONTFORT Group plays Studio 80 (finger picking/high speed Guitar). Doors open 7:30. $15/$12.

SUNDAY WORSHIP, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Slocan, 2 p.m.

Mon. Mar. 29 SARAH MCGLYNN & Rich Rabnett @ Library Lounge 6-10 p.m.

UNITY CENTRE of the Kootenays, 905 Gordon Rd. Broader Horizons. Back door, 11 a.m. Everyone welcome.

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

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

LATIN SALSA DANCE Class @ The Royal. From 6:30-8:30PM.

Tues. Mar. 30 TUESDAY IS BLUESDAY With host band “The Jones Brothers Jam Band” @ Finley’s. ALL AGES OPEN MIC every Tuesday at the CocoaNut Lounge. 6-10 p.m. Hosted by Rob Funk. CLIFF MADDIX & Friends @ Library Lounge ALL AGES OPEN Mic every Tuesday at the CocoaNut Lounge. 6-10pm. Hosted by Rob Funk BAR ROOM DANCING with Howie @ The Royal. 7-9 p.m.

Wed. Mar. 31 OPEN MIC NIGHT with Estevan @ The Royal. 8 p.m. PAUL LANDSBERG with Strings @ Library Lounge

NELSON UNITED CHURCH service, 10 a.m. 602 Silica St. All are welcome.


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

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

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

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

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

THE NELSON SCRABBLE CLUB meets Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Info 250352-6936 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Harrop Hall, Harrop 5:30 p.m. DOES SOMEONE’S DRINKING TROUBLE YOU? Al-Anon meeting noon The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. 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

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. LEGION CRIBBAGE 12:30 p.m. in beverage room. Info 352-7727 or email


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

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

ROB JOHNSON & Friends Library Lounge

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

MT. SENTINEL SCHOOL South Slocan Badminton Mon Wed 7:30 p.m. 359-7610

DINNER W/ ASPEN Switzer & Kenny Konrad @ The Royal. 6 - 8 p.m.

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

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.

THE WINE TASTING Social @ The Royal. From 5-7pm. Advance reservation required

Thurs. Apr. 1 Fri. Apr. 2

NELSON TABLE TENNIS CLUB. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Blewett Elementary School when school is in session. 352-9547 or 352-5739

NATALIE PORTMAN’S SHAVED Head w/ Topless Gay Love Teckno Party @ SpiritBar, Hume Hotel.

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


special events.

WALKING CLUB MEETING Under Orange Bridge Nelson, 10 a.m. Proximately 2 hours walk 250.352.3517 CHOIR AT NDYC 3:30-5:30. Call 352-5656 for details 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 LEGION DARTS 7:30 p.m. in beverage room. Info 352-7727 or email

Wed. Mar. 24


WORLD MUSIC FILM “Peace Through Music”, 7:30 p.m., TNT Playhouse (Carbonate/Ward)., Facebook-Peter Schramm, 352-5717.

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.

ALTERNATIVE WORSHIP EXPERIENCE “Simplifying” 7:00 p.m. Nelson United Church

Thurs. Mar. 25

TNT PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS the Broadway and international hit, “Songs From A New World” with Sydney Galbraith, Robyn Lamb, Robert Ley, and Mackenzie Hope. Pop, Gospel, Jazz and Classical. 7:30 TNT Playhouse (corner Ward and Carbonate) Advance tickets $15 at Eddy Music and Reo’s.

ACUPUNCTURE for ADDICTIONS Free drop-in clinic, 1:30 p.m. Located at 333 Victoria Street, 2nd Floor. 505-7248 BIBLE STUDY JOY BAPTIST CHURCH, 6:30 p.m. 560 Baker St., Suite #3. Everyone welcome. SIGNING CHOIR (sign language) 3:30 p.m. at NDYC, 608 Lake St. REDFISH BADMINTON Ages 15 to 90 Mon Thurs 6:30 p.m. $3 drop in. Call 229-4346 or 229-4343 for more details. PUBLIC MEDITATION 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. All welcome. Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre, 444 Baker St.

LIKE DRAWING PEOPLE? KSA. Thurs. 7-9pm, March 25 – Apr 29, $60. Info. ph 352-7646

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

Fri. Mar. 26

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

SENIOR CITIZENS’ BR.#51 Potluck Luncheon, 717 Vernon St. All Seniors Welcome. FLIKS & THE LANGHAM present BIG RIVER MAN in Kaslo. A Slovinian swims the Amazon. PG13. 7:30pm.. TNT PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS see Thursday listing for details.

ADULT BADMINTON @ Redfish School, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. $20. Bring racquet and indoor footwear. For info call 229-4346 229-4343 229-4485 TOASTMASTERS 2ND AND 4TH Thursday (each month): Improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. http://kokanee.

BAHA’I COMMUNITY for prayers and an 7 p.m 354-0944

OF NELSON introduction to

Please join us the Baha’i faith

DIAPER FREE BABY / ELIMINATION Communication Support Circle, 4th Monday of each month 10 - 12 a.m. at The Family Place 312 Silica St. HERITAGE HARMONY Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming anyone! Tim 250825-9694 or John 250-352-6892 NELSON SCOTTISH COUNTRY Dancing 7-9 p.m. Central School gym. Beginners welcome, first class free. SHOTOKAN KARATE 5-7p.m. St. Joseph’s school gym 523 Mill Street NELSON BADMINTON CLUB meets at Mary Hall Gymnasium, 7 - 9 p.m. Everyone welcome. Anne 250-352-7536 Guy 250-352-6330 DROP IN GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP. 7-9 p.m. at Broader Horizons, 905 Gordon Road, back door. 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 COOKING CLASSES EVERY Wed/Sun. Many topics to choose from. Contact Lorraine at or 250-352-3860

Tuesdays SUFFER FROM AN Eating Disorder? Need Support?, 352-9598 after 6 p.m. or for more info. ACUPUNCTURE for ADDICTIONS Free drop-in clinic, 1:30 p.m. Located at 333 Victoria St, 2nd Floor. 505-7248 YOUNG FELLOWS OFF BOOZE AA Meeting 8 p.m. Vernon St.

The Cellar. 717A

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

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classifieds. *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 •

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Health & Fitness

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Misc. for Sale

CAPITOL THEATRE AUDITIONS! Summer Youth Program Production: Oliver! Sunday April 18 10am to 4:00pm Call to book your audition time 250.352.6363. Youth ages 12+. Please have a song prepared, preferably from the Oliver! songbook. Program runs July 1 through July 24. Performances Thurs July 22 through Sat July 24. Program fee $275 plus tax $288.75. 250.352.6363 RHYTHMIC GYMNASTIC SPRING PROGRAMS! March 29th - June 17th. Learn to dance with ribbons, hoops, balls, scarves and more! Classes in Nelson & Balfour for girls ages 4 & up. Rhythmic Dimensions 505-1812 IF YOU ARE a human being who will someday die and who has ever suffered in any way then this event is for you: an open invitation to the Nelson Adidam Study Group. Please call 354-4724

CHARIOT CHEETAH STROLLER with bike attachment $180 TREKKER Baby Carrier $60 Call 250 352 6109 2 GIRL’S BIKES,12” & 14”, $15 each, ride-on push toy $5, (250)3527512 SELLING EXERSAUCER, MERRY Muscles, Cuddle Wrap, 2 way Aquarium Swing, Chariot Sling 250505-2020 GIRLS BIKES: 16” coaster $40; 20” 5-speed $50; folding lawnchairs 4/$10; MEC raincoat 6 $25; 250352-7919

TAI CHI WITH instructor Daphne Fields, Sundays 1 - 2:30 @ the Moving Centre, 533 Baker St. Info: 355.2854

DR. MICHAEL SMITH (TCM) is now accepting new patients. Offering services in Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nutritional and Functional Medicine. Experienced and compassionate health care. Individually designed healing programs. Please call 250-352-0459. SWORD CLASSES FOR Youth starting in April. 8 weeks each boys and girls aged 11-16.$80.00 (swords available) Demo at Lions Park April 03@ 2:00 Suzzanne- 250-551-4431 LOSE UP TO 24lbs by May 24. Results Guaranteed. Look great. Feel Great. Lose weight. Call Herbal Magic for a free no obligation consultation 1-800-926-4363.

OPEN HOUSE AND Garage Sale Sunday March 21 11-2 525 Feller (off Upper Longbeach/Marshall) 2292322

RAIN BARRELS - 50 gallon heavy gauge plastic - hose fittings included.

Art FINE ART WEISBRICH watercolour originals, proofs, prints, geodes, citrine, amethyst, ammolite, fossils, silver, jewelry, trilobites, native cedar carvings 354-9033

Beauty NEW AVON LADY downtown Castlegar, for brochure, call 365-2468

Business Ops SHALIMAR HEALTH SPA is now looking for an Esthetician to join our team. Please bring Resume to Shalimar Health Spa at 701 Lakeside Drive (Prestige Inn Resort) Or call 250 354 4408. FUN, PROFIT, SUCCESS. Great Canadian Dollar Store, a dollar store leader since 1993 has new franchise opportunities coast to coast. Call today 1-877-388-0123 ext 229; www. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION IS RATED #2 FOR AT-HOME JOBS Learn from home. Work from home! Start your online training today. Contact CanScribe at: 1-800466-1535,,

Child Care NEED CHILD CARE in our home. Starting the end of May/first of June through August. 5 and 3 year old. 730am to 430pm Monday thru Friday. $9 per hour. Call 208-853-1768. MOTHER OF TWO available for childcare at our home. Call Brenda 250-359-7680. FUN, LEARNING & PLAYBASED CARE- I have over 15 years of Nanny experience/ 5yrs of professional tutoring all ages. CPR, 1staide, PrivateChef services, housekeeping. Robin 226-7116

Children 11 FUZZI BUNZ cloth diapers. Boyish colors. GUC retail for 22-25/diaper, asking 10/diaper 352-3580 WE ARE LOOKING for a waldorf grade 7/8 student/ Waldorf alumni who loves art and children to come to our house and do art with our 3yr old one hour/week. Parent will be at home (this is not a babysitting job). Flexible to your schedule. willing to pay a small, fair wage. Jennie and Larkspur 354-7812

Computers HC-S (HOME COMPUTING Solutions) Offering reliable and competitively priced PC Support & Computer skills training. From Hardware to Network we come to you’ No Solution NO FEE’ Tel#250-5054940 E-mail AMD SEMPRON 3400+ 512 MB RAM 100 GB HD 17 inch CRT Monitor $100 (250)352-2078 HP 710C PRINTER, works great. Free with purchase of full ink cartridges. $100 Gina 352-5895

Education HIGH SCHOOL MATH and SCIENCE Tutoring Experienced teacher available for Nelson area. Sandy Ockenden 250-354-8522 THAI MASSAGE COURSE Level 1 30hrs. April 8th-12th. $600 Studio Alive, Nelson Accredited by CMTBC and THAI. Francine 250 353-2885 TRAIN TO BE a MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST. Learn & Work from HOME. MTI Community College, 604-310-2684. LOVE YOUR JOB. Employment Opportunities NAHANNI CONSTRUCTION, Yellowknife, NT. Nahanni Construction is currently looking for Journeyman Certified: Electricians, Welders, Plumbers and Scaffolders. Please apply by sending your resume to: CHEAP TELEPHONE RECONNECT! Paying too much? Switch, save money, and keep your number! First month only $24.95 + connection fee. Phone Factory Reconnect 1-877-3362274 ; AUTOBODY. 1ST OR 2nd year apprentice & journeyman autobody tech/painter required for busy domestic collision center. Excellent wages, full company benefits, moving allowance available. Please email: or fax resume to 780-352-5698. Denham Ford Sales, Wetaskiwin, Alberta. SOUTH ROCK LTD. is seeking Experienced asphalt paving personnel for the 2010 construction season in Alberta. Accommodations supplied. Apply online at or fax 403-568-1327.

Events AWAKEN AND DEVELOP your intuitive abilities! Private 90 minute session $100 with author/Intuitive Norm Pratt. (250)357-9457,

WEST KOOTENAY SPRINGTIME FAIRE Saturday April 17, 2010 10am-4pm Nelson Vendor’s Tables Available 250-352-9599 DRUMMING FROM THE Heart Drumcircle facilitated by Kim Masse @North Shore Hall 7:15pm 250-505-2684.

Financial Services DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM. Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member. IF YOU OWN a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161. $500 LOAN SERVICE, by phone, no credit refused, quick and easy, payable over 6 or 12 installments. Toll Free: 1-877-776-1660

FREE WHITE FULL SIZE fridge, works fine. Free u-hual. #250-365-3892 SUITCASES WANTED KHY 250 352 0327 TWO SPAYED INDOOR cats, sisters must stay together. Not suitable for children. 250-352-0924, or TOILET, YELLOW. 352.7602 FREE DESKTOP PHOTOCOPIER with extra fine. good for home office or charity 825-4141

Furniture SOLID OAK DINING suite, pedestal base, 2 leafs, buffet and hutch, 8 upholstered chairs $1200. 3522973 MAYTAG WASHING MACHINE and dryer. Excellent condition. $300 for both. Tel. 250-358-2810 MEDICAL BED FOR sale. Double, Genius Ultramatic head/feet elevate and vibrate. Clean $300 O.B.O 3521853 WOOD DINETTE SET 4 Chairs With Leaf $200 obo Large 4drawer Wood ��� File Cabinet $100 354-3611 TWIN BED FOR sale, six large�storage drawers underneath, brown wood with boxspring $150 250.229.4415 ��� WASHER AND DRYER. Like new. $75.00 each or $120.00 for pair. Must pick up. (250) 505-3010 ��� HANDMADE WARDROBE $225, antique dresser $165, vintage Queen Ann armchair $145, Russian trunk $150, 359-7756

HELP WANTED Part time and full time Esthetician needed for busy spa. Must have experience as an esthetician. Able to work flexible days and hours. Please submit resume and cover letter to Mountain Waters Spa by April 1st via email at mwsmanagement@gmail. com or in person to 205 Victoria St.

Help Wanted KOOTENAY KIDS SOCIETY is seeking CASUAL CAREGIVER to assist in providing a quality childcare for children birth to 5 years. For detailed job posting please go to ASSISTANT CAFE MANAGER June - August in Nelson Experience required managing staffing, inventory ordering, food quality control. enthusiastic, mature person desired. salary commensurate with experience. contact THE NELSON BREWING Company is seeking an Assistant Brewer/ Cellar Person. The ideal candidate has brewing or filtration experience, related post-secondary education and a passion for crafting great beer. This position requires an ability to work both independently and within a team environment. Please submit a resume with a cover letter and references to Mike Kelly at 250-3523582 or Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Legal Notices NOTICE: BALFOUR IMPROVEMENT District Annual General Meeting Wednesday April 7, 2010, 7:00 p.m. At the Balfour Hall a newsletter will be circulated the last week of March providing more information on our capital plan and important referenda votes to take place at the AGM: -approval for project borrowing of $600,000 -approval to become an RDCK service area please plan to attend this very important meeting for further information, please contact the bid office at: 250-229-4929;; Tuesday office hours 10:00am-2:00pm

Lost & Found FOUND - BLACK backpack in IODES park. Describe contents to claim. 250352-0519 or 250 355 2923 FOUND: MONEY ON walk home. Two locations. Call to identify. Jigme 352-9870 LOST BIKE KEY for U-lock. Has leather key chain. Please call 3527277. FOUND: GOLD AND jade earring on Ward St. Call Robin to claim, 250354-1412 LOST DOGS AT 4 mile. Female yellow Lab and female black Bouvier. Missing March 10. LOST BIG SQUARE “spy” ladies sunglasses, brown. between safeway and 7-11. call 825-4353



Misc. for Sale BASEBOARD HEATERS, ELECTRIC hot water filled, 2000w and 1600w, $60ea. White acrylic double kitchen sink w/garburator $600 sell for $150 250-354-8030



HITACHI DZ-HS300A HYBRID Camcorder for sale. All cables and some Mini-dvds included. Call 8254674. STARR UPRIGHT PIANO for sale $500 obo STROLLER/TRAILER, IN MINT condtion, seats one child. $275 firm. 354.8143 FRENCH COPY OF Mass Effect One, want to trade for English copy. Maxx 777-1110 TRUSSES SUITABLE FOR shop, garage, barn etc. 40’x50’, 50’x50’ 250-505-4207 1000 DENIER FABRIC/CANVAS/ MESH, rolls, per yard, colors, TOTO bidet w/remote, 2 small, 1 Large planting boxes, 250-359-7900 45 GALLONS OPEN top metal food grade drums for sale. With lids $25.00 only 250-359-6981 COOKBOOKS, MAGAZINES, POCKETBOOKS; 2doz. clean wine bottles $6. doz.; entertainment center $35. Ph. 250.352-7144 CHEAP MINIATURES, WARHAMMER, heroscape, heroquest and D&D. Most unpainted. Call Maxx 250.777.1110 KENWOOD MIX MASTER, 2 bowls, splash guard & extra attachments, $75. 4 tier mini greenhouse, never used $50 354.1916 KUBOTA TRACTOR / Loader / Backhoe : 2007 L39 hp 208 hrs excellent condition $35k 505 4803 CARTOP CARRIER, YAKIMA spacecase, white, double-size, keyed locks, $250. dredging bucket, new condition, $450. 825-4256 GOBLETS, 4 BLUE Mexican-style $30., 27” Panasonic TV works well $30.-, 2” brass valve $30.-, 226-7880

THE SERVICES FOR Community Living Residential Program at Nelson MAPLE HARDWOOD FLOORINGCARES Society is seeking to fill the 400+sf of reclaimed solid maple for position of Administrative Assistant. HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, FURNITURE, Less than 1/2 price $800 250-365This is a permanent, part-time posiburton snowboard, xbox, TV & stand, 3264 tion starting April 15, 2010. 21 hours burton jacket, 250-359-6630 ��� ���������������������������������������������� per week. Detailed job description available by calling (250) 352-6011 � ������������������ x. 11 or by emailing communityliv Submit cover ��������������������� letter and resume by March��� 26, 2010, to SCL Search Committee, Nelson CARES Society, 521 Vernon ��� Street, ������������������ Nelson, BC. V1L 4E9 #1 IN PARDONS. Remove your criminal record. Express Pardons offers ���������������������������������������������� the fastest pardons, lowest prices, ������������������ and it’s guaranteed. BBB Accredited. FREE Consultation Toll-free 1-866416-6772, www.ExpressPardons. ��������������������� com.



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toys & wheels.

classifieds. Misc. for Sale

Misc. Wanted

Pets & Livestock

Auto Financing



SPINNING WHEEL $150.00; solid wood desk $50.00; needlework frame $35.00; golf bag & pullcart $50.00 Phone:250-352-0460

LOOKING FOR CURLY willow branches, if pruning. Will come pick up in Nelson. Call 250-352-6157 BOOKS WANTED - Hard Cover, Paperback, New or Old. Please call Corvus at 250 505 0668 NELSON WOMEN’S CENTRE bag project looking for material, notions and embellishments for sewing bags. 250-352-9916

WANTED GOOD HOME for 2 healthy male mice with a cage and wheel, free. Call Annie 250509-2228

$0 DOWN at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie1-877-792-0599. www. DLN 30309.

CUSTOM SLED DECK with ramp for Ford Ranger or small truck, $600 250 359 6815

1993 GRAND CHEROKEE for parts, runs good, 6cyl/4L auto, good tires/ engine/tranny, no accidents, $500.00, 250-357-9457.

Psychic Readings


GET YOUR KNOWING Going. Chakra Readings with Evie Clare Fridays at Gaia Risisng 254.354.4471

LUND ALUMINUM 14’, 20HP Yamaha, new trailer. $3500 250-3570074

2002 VULCAN KAWASASKI 500CC excellent condition low milage $4000.00 obo. more info call 250229-2101(Mary Lou)

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

1992 17’ CAMPION Bowrider, 115 HP Yamaha, EZLoad Trailer, Full Top, Excellent Condition. $8900 3540323

MOTORCYCLE WANTED. 750CC Honda cruiser prefered.Older models under $3000. Call 352-3318



24/7 SNOWPLOWING SERVICE. This year: sand/salt unit, shovelers. Nelson to 12 Mile, experienced, good equipment. ph: 250-505-3877

2000 CHEVROLET MALIBU, silver, fully-loaded, winters & summers tires, 174,000 km, $6000 obo. Call 250442-8809 or 250-442-2230. Grand Forks.

REGENCY WOOD STOVE heats 1500 sq ft, rear heat shield, on pedestal $600 250 2295673 VINTAGE SALE! LARGE SELECTION of mens and womens vintage clothing, shoes and accessories! Vintage collectibles and curios! Sat. April 10 10am-5pm at the New Grand Hotel 616 Vernon St Nelson VINTAGE STYLE GLASS chandelier with etchings $30, two sets of luggage $10 each 250-359-5975 LAWN MOWER (GAS) 3.5HP, $100. Canoe/rowing boat $700. Bicycle 10 speed $100. 352-7602. 3 SUMMER TIRES:235/70R/16, 1-2 seasons left $25 each. Sofa Bed, $225. 352-1157 or 229-5221 VINYL RECORDS BUY, sell, trade, amps, turntables and receivers. 2266783 KENMORE UPRIGHT ALL Refrigerator. Black/stainless steel door. 16.5 cu ft. $400 OBO. Call Ben 505-2106. N64 INTERACT V3FX black steering wheel and pedals, perfect condition, $20, 250-608-3548, Castlegar BEAUTIFUL PINE HIGHCHAIR $75 & Pine Rocking Chair $150. Both gently used, Must see. 352-3526 A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE - Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866884-7464. NEW NORWOOD SAWMILLS - LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34Ó diameter, mills boards 28Ó wide. Automated quick-cycle-sawing increases efficiency up to 40%. Information: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. CRIMINAL RECORD? Only Pardon Services Canada has 20 years experience guaranteeing record removal. Call 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-9727366). www.RemoveYourRecord. com.

Misc. Wanted SPORTS RACK FOR Car, Giant Cypress Female Frame 250-5052020 WANTED, OCEAN/SEA KAYAK. Preferably fiberglass. Any condition. 250-825-0081 WANTED: CHEAP LAPTOP. 90’s Toyota 4x4 pick-up 4 cyclinder ext/ king-cab 250,000 km. Vitamix blender. 250-352-5311 BEES, BEE KEEPING equipment, and a few lessons. I have acres of clover, need help starting. 25022606796

MOVING ELEMENTS - Girls 11 & up: journey with dance & intuition. Sat Mar 20 @ 2:30. Eau-Vive 250505-0945 BRAND NEW YAMAHA Maple Custom Absolute FOR SALE 24,10,12,16 $2500. 551-3958 FOR SALE, ELECTRIC reed organ/ harmonium, in great condition 150$ call 250-505-3895 HEAVY METAL/HARD ROCK band guitarist seeks front-person, guitarist, bassist, dedicated, competent. Gigs and PIANO, UPRIGHT MILTON, $500. Flute, offers. 250-355-2342

Notices GRAPHIC STORYTELLER’S GROUP. Vienna Cafe. Every Wed. at 1pm. For creators/enthusiasts of visual narratives/art 354-1096

Other FREE LG 380 cellphone. No ownership transfer fee. Mint condition. 2 year term. Eligible rewards/discounts. 250-354-1130

Personals DATING SERVICE. Long-Term/ Short-Term Relationships, free calls. 1-877-297-9883. Exchange voice messages, voice mailboxes. 1-888534-6984. Live adult casual conversations-1on1, 1-866-311-9640, Meet on chat-lines. Local Single Ladies.1877-804-5381. (18+) SEEKING FOR OUR sister Barb Toivola or her son Justin. Contact Debbie at (403)230-8189. Important.

Pets & Livestock PROFESSIONAL DOG GROOMING with TLC for all breeds. Bath and nails only specials. Ph: 250-551-5501 EXCEPTIONAL EQUINES: GELDINGS, mares, fillles, colts. Duns, Palominos, Greys, Bays. Mountian raised. Show potential. 366-4487 DOG CAR GATE. suit station wagon or SUV. Black, adjustable, clean. $30 229.4028 TWO PUREBRED FEMALE jack Russell puppies. Showdog blood line, calm disposition $450 250.357.9905 LOVING, CARING HOME for Tea Cup Yorkie puppies. Well behaved, playful, shots, worming, AKC.

West Kootenay/Boundary

DRIVEWAY PARKING LOT Clean Up & Maintenance - Pressure washing, Free Est. Hot Pour crack seal available 250-354-7140 or Facebook: sunrisesealcoating HOME DESIGNS PRE-DESIGNED and Custom - SMPL Design Studio is your source for unique, affordable and fast Home Plans. Specializing in Renovations or New construction; all designs are created in 3D software www.smpldesignstudio. com 250.505.2849 ORCA TRUCK FOR HIRE. Will do dump runs, moving, etc. Patrick 505-0612. PERFECT LINE PAINTING Ltd. Professional Painters. Competitive Price. Over 15 years experience: Interior/Exterior, Commercial/ Residential. Quality that lasts! Free Estimate: (250) 505-6810. BEAUTIFUL HOUSE AND Garden Service. Expert interior and exterior cleaning. Experienced yard and garden design and maintenance: Landscaping, Painting, Fencing. Superb work at reasonable rates. 250-354-1460/250-551-1078 A LITTLE DIRT NEVER HURT A PRAIRIE GIRL... all natural professional cleaning service 250-5510927

Sports Equipment


2009 TOYOTA YARIS, 50 mpg, 26,000km, winter/summer tires on rims, $11,200 250-505-9985 2003 TOYOTA ECHO, standard, air, keyless entry, cruise control, excellent condition, 180000km $4500 call 250-229-4491 2004 FORD FOCUS ZX3, Black, AC Sunroof, 5spd manual, 95,000KM, 2 Sets tires, $6500 551-1407 Mat.

HONDA RUCKUS 49CC Scooter, 2007, white camo, 1200kms, luggage box and rack $2500obo 250-5091918

Tires/Parts/Other GAS TANK FOR 88 - 92 Toyota corolla, like new. $180 call 250-3544054 2 TIRES FOR sale LT 265/70/R17 BFG T/AKo 65% remaining $100 for both 250-359-7605 NEW TIRES/RIMS: NOKIAN I3 205/65 R15, $655 & Michelin Harmony P205/55R16 on Matrix alum, $985, 354-3444

“91 CHEV CAVAL, 6 Cyl, 3.1L, PFI, Port. fuel inject., 140,000Kkm, clean, ex. condition 250.352.2514 $2000.

LANDCRUISER FJ40 PARTS. Volvo wagon body, $100. 1966 VW Van $200. Mechanical repairs available 357.2305

2003 NISSAN PATHFINDER Chilkoot 111kms Loaded $8500. 1995 Yamaha Virago 1100, Clean $2950. Andy 250551-5577

FIBER-GLASS CANOPY. WHITE with raised roof. fits short-box ford, 3 slider windows. $150 call mark. 250-354-1140 4 ALL SEASON Tires 205/55R15 and Honda Alloy Rims. Excellent Condition. $425 352-2181

FOR SALE: REBUILT Open Trailer 6X11 Excellent shape, 2 spares. $350.00 or reasonable offer. 2253377 Riondel DOUBLECROSS TOWERS TO fit Yakima roof racks for Dodge Caravan. Paid $165. Asking $90/obo. 250-352-7035. FOUR BF GOODRICH Rugged Trail TA’s, 265/70/16, $25 each obo, 250352-2823 TIRES: 205 65 R15 PACE MARK, 265 70 R15 DUNLOP GRAN TREK. Reasonably priced. 250-359-7156

Trucks/SUVs/Vans 1972 VOLKSWAGEN WESTPHALIA, white, pop top, CD, great condition. Must sell. 4,000 obo 250-551-7772 1998 FORD EXPLORER, 4 door, 4x4. asking $2,800. O.B.O money goes towards our wedding. 250-3548482 1991 TOYOTA PICKUP lowered 3” needs windshield/bumper needs work. has header $1000firm call 250825-4152 06 CHEVY SILVERADO Vortec max 145km, chrome detail, immaculate interior, 19,000obo solid truck 1-708217-2591 2000 DODGE RAM SLT Larimie lifted, roll bar, sterio, 4x4 power everything. $8000 OBO 250-399-4724

1991 CHEVY SPRINT-REBUILT motor, new exhaust, batt., brakes & tires. Needs windshield. $450 OBO 1996 CHEVY ASTRO Van RW Drive 250-2294644 V6 Excellent running condition $2100 GOOD RUNNING CHEVY 350 obo 354-1104 leave message 1998 PONTIAC GRAND prix 3.8l engine with thm400 transmission and v6 cherry red well maintained new 208 transfer case $900 obo. 250‘02 LANDROVER, CHERRY. new shocks $3800 obo 250-354-9851 no timoing.Level $3000 OBO 226Sudoku Classic 359-0197. Difficulty Level Sudoku - EasyClassic rubber, sk9E000120 Difficulty - Medium MUST SELL, 2008 Mazda 3, 60,000 7918 13Î SUMMER & WINTER RIMS km, Grey, 5spd, Base model, $13500. priced to go: $80.00 for 4 or $150 1984 FORD RANGER 4x4 & parts 551-7356. obo. for all 8 $1000. 1992 Toyota AWD Corolla. NEED A VEHICLE? Need cash? Up AB-registered-great parts car $1000. to $10,000. cash back! Guaranteed 1999 TACOMA REAR bumper 250-354-7370 approvals! Over 400 vehicles to $100obo, 31x10.5x15” spare tire/rim choose from. Call Will or Ashley $50obo, Bull Bar with 2 Halla-lights today! 1-888-289-8935. $100obo. 250-777-0801

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CAN YOU DIG IT? We can! Two strong handy women want to get your garden and yard ready for spring. sheilah @ 352-2915 and eryn @ 352-2915


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Must see this beautifully renovated and maintained 3 bed. 1.5 bath. 1/2 duplex with fenced yard, private back yard, sundeck, off street parking and wonderful flower gardens! Pride of ownership is obvious.


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


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


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Outstanding 3 bed. 3 bath. view condominium in quality development. Gas fireplace, large deck, fully equipped kitchen. 2 bed. on main & 1 in finished lower level with a total of 2600 sq. ft.


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Rentals Wanted

RESPONSIBLE HOUSESITTER WANTED; Charming heritage cottage near Lakeside Park. Dates: April 11-18; 26-May3. Lee:352-3870

AWESOME 1400 SQFT 2 bedrooms 5 appliances, huge deck overlooking Sunshine Bay, Bus route, Beach access, $1100 250-354-1784

CHRISTIAN FAMILY SEEKS 3+bdrm long term nelson rental. excellent refs. have senior cats. 250-354-4198

RESPONSIBLE, EXPERIENCED HOUSE sitter available. Brenda 250505-7555

2BDRM MAIN FLOOR house $950 includes utilities. Fairview N/S N/D, available April 1st.

Real Estate

FURNISHED 2BDRM SUITE in Nelson, May 1st. $1000/month incl internet+utilities ph 250 352 3365

3.26 ACRE HOBBY farm 10 min. from nelson 4 bedroom 3bath, barn, pasture $620,000. 250-666-0459 DOUBLE WIDE TRAILER in Rosemont Trailer Park. Asking $132,500. Call Al 250-509-0787



LARGE FURNISHED ROOM, shower, walk-out, shared laundry, kitchen. Sunny Blewett $500/mo includes utilities, internet 250-352-1376

SINGLE MATURE WOMAN requires affordable Nelson rental. Can help around property. Quiet, reliable Monica 352-9876 RESPONSIBLE QUIET WOMAN seeks long term affordable housing in Nelson or near transit. Gina 352.9876 PET FRIENDLY 2/3 bedroom wanted, Nelson area for April 1 please call 250-354-8315.

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE to share a small two bedroom house, $500/month plus utilities. Call Brian (250)352-5048

RESPONSIBLE, SINGLE WOMAN with cat, looking for affordable sunny location in or around Nelson 3525035

ONE BEDROOM IN South Slocan house/property with busy n/s couple. Seeking single person.$450/ month inc.359-7670.Thanks!

YOUNG MAN NEEDS housing $425 max., including utilities. Outside Nelson, bus route access. Dan. 250.352.3927

TAGHUM RANCHER 1.2 acres, 4bdrm, 3bath, basement, attached garage, heat pump, gardens, shed $459,000 250-352-9834

THREE BEDROOM UPPER floor in large and bright, private house in Bonnington $1050 + utility 250-3596997

NEED GOOD, DECENT housing located in Nelson. Stable one BDRM or roommate situation, $300-$400/ month. 250.352.9875


EXECUTIVE 3BDR TOWNHOME in Rosemont. Quiet park-side location. Parking. Available immediately. $1650/mo. N/S. Refs. 250-359-6960

THREE MATURE SELKIRK students need 3bedroom house/apartment. September or October 1, 2010. References available. shelby_

ROSEMONT: CHARMING, COZY HOME. 3Bdr, wood floors, gardens, great neighbourhood & views. or (250)352-9235 SIDE BY SIDE duplex. live in one side very private. Large down will carry privately. Fixer upper 250.357.9905

SINGLE, PROFESSIONAL, EMPLOYED FEMALE looking to rent 1BDRM apt/home, prefer washer/ dryer and utilities included. Call 7771027. Excellent references. RUSTIC 2 ROOM CABIN IN BEASLEY NO WATER!!!YOU BRING IN. POWER/CABLE/PHONE HOOK UP. $350 P.M 250-352-3559 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 CRAWFORD BAY: LARGE 3bdrm house. $780.00 plus electric. N/S References/credit check required. 250-505-2555 Avail. immediately. ROOMMATE WANTED TO share home. beach access, gardens, orchard, dogs and cat. 18 mile (250)505-4285 3 BDRM APARTMENT in Lower Fairview older home. For consensual gentle people. Phone 250-352-6779 STUNNING NEW, FULLY furninshed executive one BDRM down town suite.hardwood, jet bath April-OCT, ALL INCLUSIVE-parking, wash/dryer, satellite tv, internet. $1200 month 354-3545 1000 SQ FT SHOP space for rent in Ymir. Perfect for carpentry. $450 + utilities.

FURNISHED ROOM IN Fairview condo available April 15th. $450 + utils. NS/NP. 250-352-1711 or email COMPACT, PLEASANT, QUIET apt. One bedroom, small yard, semibasement. $600/mnth, Call James 250-352-2201 MAY 1ST, RENOVATED 2bedroom apartment near downtown w/ laundry, parking. Quiet single preferred. 850+, 250-354-2093 1BDR SUITE ON High Street, no smoking but pet OK. Available April 1. 750/mth+utl. 250-354-4182

Rentals - Comm. BEAUTIFUL, DOWNTOWN , stand alone building for lease. 2300 sq. ft. , 601 Kootenay St. Please phone for details; 250-825-9932 COMMERCIAL RETAIL OR office space available in downtown Nelson immediately. Street level 1080 sq.ft. 250-551-5414

Rentals Wanted FINANCIALLY RELIABLE WOMAN w/cat seeks 1bedroom apartment in Nelson. $450 inclusive for April 1st. 352-7057

Shared Accom. ROOMS AVAILABLE IN lower Fairview home for gentle people with past shared accommodation experience 3526779 CASTLEGAR FURNISHED ROOM for rent. Utilities incl. $150/wk or $450/mo. 304-7806 SEEKING ROOMMATE TO share 3bdrm townhouse in Rosemount. $400+ Utilities & DD. May, June, July. 250-321-0518

Steel Buildings #1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse. 6 colors available! 40 year warranty! Free shipping, the first 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206. www. STEEL BUILDING SALE! Less than WOOD. Less than CANVAS. Less than STEEL TRUSSES. Various sizes and shapes. Canadian Manufacturer Direct. For the BEST AND LOWEST call Pioneer Steel Manufacturers, 1800-668-5422.

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Briefly Permaculture design course

Weekends starting Saturday, April 3 at Selirk College Silver King campus This year, Kootenay Permaculture, in cooperation with Selkirk College, is offering a 72 hour Permaculture Design Course in a six weekend (12 day) format. The course will start on April 3 and run for three weekends in April and three weekends in May at the Silver King Campus in Nelson. This intensive course combines theory with practical hands-on learning. Through lectures, discussions, slide shows, field trips, design exercises and hands-on projects, participants will learn permaculture design principles and techniques that are adapted to the climate and ecosystems of the Kootenay and can also be used in other parts of the country. Permaculture is the conscious use of ecological principles in designing selfsustaining food, fibre and energy producing ecosystems. The idea is to set up sustainable systems that work with nature—using a diverse number of species and activities, interdependence, recycling and conservation— with perennial plants to produce a stable and selfreliant dynamic system. You can create an abundance and diversity of food in your own backyard by using permaculture design principles and techniques while using only a small amount of energy, resources and time to implement and maintain the design. Instructor Gregoire Lamoureux has been living in the West Kootenay for 20 years and is one of the most experienced permaculture teachers in Canada. His work experience also includes market gardening, greenhouse production, orcharding, ecological land restoration, small-scale nursery management, landscaping, aquaculture and forestry work.

Guest speakers with a diversity of experience in ecological and sustainable living will assist him during the permaculture courses. Some of the topics covered during the course will include: permaculture principles and techniques, site analysis, soil fertility, organic gardening, edible landscaping, fruit and nut trees, agroforestry, microclimate, water uses, forest ecosystems, land restoration, ecological building and urban permaculture. Selkirk College and Kootenay Permaculture will also be offering the 9th annual Permaculture Design Course in Winlaw, May 30-June 12 (13 day program). The summer course has been scheduled for August 15-28. To register call Selkirk College, in Nelson at 250.352.6601. For more information, please call Kootenay Permaculture at 250.226.7302 or email Information can also be found at the Kootenay Permaculture website, http://

Seedy Saturday in Winlaw

Saturday, March 27, 10-3 p.m. at Sleep Is For Sissies, Winlaw Bring your extra seeds to swap with others. For those old time local gardeners, come with your valley acclimatized old time seed varieties. Learn how to save threatened seed varieties from extiction and give the real legacy of good food to eat to future generations. While a lot of larger Canadian seed ��� ������������ companies source their seeds from warm� fortunate ������������ er climates, area gardeners are to find locally grown seeds here from our ���������� local seed savers. Anyone ��� interested in booking a table, or for more informa��� ����������� tion. please call Kylie of Mountain Seed Co. at 250-355-2796.


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

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

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



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

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



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




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






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


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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

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


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

602 Front Street...................................................250-352-5111



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

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




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

101-402 Baker Street........................................250-354-4458





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


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


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

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



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


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

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

602 Queens Bay Road, Balfour.................................250-229-4114




150-1150 Lakeside Drive (Chahko Mika Mall)........250-505-5282

536 Stanley Street................................................250-354-1667

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

216 Anderson Street..............................................250-310-0001



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

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



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

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


546 Baker Street.................................................250-352-5115

Chahko Mika Mall..................................................250-352-2494

1105 Lakeside Drive (Chahko Mika Mall)..............250-352-2109

479 Baker Street..................................................250-352-3456

652 Baker Street.................................................250-352-2912

330 Baker Street...................................................250-352-1202

377 Baker Street.................................................250-352-2274

705 Vernon Street................................................250-352-5140

696 Baker Street...................................................250-352-4621 ��� ��������������������� SINNIBAR’S GLOBAL GOURMET H m Highway 3A, Balfour.............................................250-229-4771 203 Herridge Lane................................................250-352-7976 LIBRARY LOUNGE (HUME) I H 4m ���R ������������������ SLEEP IS FOR SISSIES 491 Baker Street..................................................250-352-5353


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

5686 Highway 6, Winlaw.........................................250-226-7663



616 Vernon Street.................................................250-352-5570




409 Kootenay Street.............................................250-352-3232


616 Baker Street..................................................250-354-4848

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

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515A Kootenay Street...........................................250-352-2332

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

MEDITERRANEAN 57 PIZZA & SPAGHETTI 413 Hall Street.....................................................250-352-3573


616 Vernon Street.................................................250-352-2715



1285 Queens Bay Road, Balfour.....................250-229-4141



646 Baker Street...................................................250-352-3606

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

499 Baker Street...................................................250-352-5667












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


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327 Baker St........................................................250-352-7165





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