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Glacier/Howser 7th worst in BC Outdoor Recreation Council releases results for most endangered rivers. AXOR to revisit IPP proposal.


A recent press release from The West Kootenay EcoSociety highlighted the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC results for The Most Endangered Rivers List of 2010. The Kootenay’s have clocked in at number seven with Glacier and Howser Creeks. “The proposed Glacier/Howser hydro project continues to pose unacceptable threats to Glacier and Howser creeks and the surrounding ecology,” says LeeGOVERNMENT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Ann Unger, the outgoing Conservation Campaigner for the EcoSociety. “The designation of seventh most endangered rivers certainly speaks to their peril.” Glacier and Howser Creeks came to the forefront of West Kootenay resident’s attention during an information session in Kaslo last July, drawing over 1000 concerned JULIA GILLMOR residents to listen, protest Cordell Fulton poses near the Glacier/Howser river system, which made it to number seven on the list of Most Endangered Rivers of 2010. and offer opinions on the project. At the core of the protest is the environ- line for the completion known mitigation tech- and wilderness. “Some of needs, we don’t know. So findings to be presented mental impact on blue- of the IPP review. The niques documented within the last tracks of old growth there is a lot of the process by AXOR. As residents, envilisted populations of bull EAO cited a report by the the application which will forest are in that imme- we’re not actually privy to,” ronmentalists and govtrout, grizzly bears and Department of Fisheries mitigate the losses of the diate area and to further says Unger. The EAO does not have ernment bodies wait wolverines living in the and Oceans (DFO) in col- critical spawning, overwin- impact those areas with laboration with fisheries tering and rearing habitats encroachment just seems the authority to reject a for AXOR’s submission, direct path of developand aquatic technical staff which will be affected. ” like the wrong way to go, ” project that does not meet Unger reflects on the ment for an independent Unger says, “The creeks Unger states. “These will the environmental impact project, “There is a right power project (IPP). “It from the Ktunaxa Nation to do green power ������������� was a remarkable showing Council and the Okanagan will have a dramatically pass through grizzly bear standards. They instead way �� ��� ����������������������������� ��� ���������������������������������������������� Nation Alliance. According reduced downstream flow that is in fact green. This habitat and mountain carimake recommendations to of the democratic voice habitat. There’s a long the Provincial Minister is an obvious example of � of ������������������ ������������������ and the incredible passion to the DFO report, “the due to the water that is� bou ��� have ���������������������������������������������� presented diverted. This means that list of species that could the Environment and the that not being done.” people for their wil- information heavily impacted if the Minster of Energy Mines AXOR was unavailable � and ������������������ ��� ��������������������� derness rivers,” says to date does not provide in the summer the warmer��� be��������������������� ������������������� project goes through. ” the information necesstream temperatures and for comment as of press and Petroleum Resources. Unger. ���������� time. sary to justify the potential No timeline has been in the winter the cooler This is a concern for Unger ��� ��������������������� Proponent for the IPP ��� ������������������ ��� established ������������������ Government assessimpacts to the fish and fish for the suspenstream temperatures could and environmental groups. is AXOR, a Montreal sion and the EAO recentment and reports on the habitat resources in both dramatically alter that “We need a process that is based operat��� ���������������������������������������������� ��� company ������������������ � ly stated that it expects project can be found at Glacier and Howser Creeks streams aquatic habitat. ” actually able to meaninging under the subsidiary, � ������������������ The flow of the rivers is AXOR to submit the addi- fully review the environ- in Purcell Green Power. The under the proposed project ������ mental components of this the Project Information project is being monitored design and flow regime.” not the only concern, the tional information within ��� ��������������������� by BC’s Environmental The report goes on to say, 92km transmission lines the next couple of months. program and not have the Centre. Contact the EcoSociety ������������������ Assessment Office “The risk to the Glacier that will extend over the “We know they have to do final decision on the projadditional studies and subat 250-354-1909 or on Creek bull trout resource mountain range and into ��� ������������������ � ect weighed by politics. ” ����������������� (EAO). � The EcoSociety will be their website at www. Last September the is technically unacceptable the East Kootenays also mit that information but EAO suspended the time- as there appears to be no present threats to wildlife what will meet the EAO monitoring the up coming




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Osprey Foundation announces 2010 grant cycle Grant application forms, guidelines and tips are available at Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 30. Grant applicants must have a Canada Revenue Agency Charitable Tax Number or be sponsored by an organization with a charitable tax number. The Foundation’s general community grants are available to support a variety of projects that will benefit Nelson and area. This year over $20,000 will be distributed to successful projects. In addition, BC Festival of the Arts Legacy Fund grants are available to local artists, preferably young or emerging artists, to create or perform a work of art. Each year a different arts discipline is cho-

sen for this grant; this year it will target the field of Dance. The Osprey Community Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Since 2001, it has distributed over $100,000 in grants to the community. Money for these grants is generated by the Foundation’s endowment funds. All donations to the Foundation are pooled and invested in these endowment funds with only the interest being used for grants. The invested capital is a community nest egg that will available to support worthwhile community causes in perpetuity. See for more information about your Community Foundation. - submitted

The Mir Centre for Peace presents Ted Kuntz NELSON BECKER

Local students got down and dirty to learn about where their garbage goes on a field trip to the Nelson transfer station with Monica Nissen and Jay Schnare, left.

Student detectives go beyond recycling What really happens when we throw things “away”? Is there even such a place? That’s what grade 5 and 6 students from both Rosemont and Winlaw elementary schools discovered this past Wednesday, March 31 as they scrutinized the contents of local transfer stations, landfills and recycling depots. The students took part in a new Wildsight education program that tackles topics such as waste, ecological footprint, climate change and energy use, and how to lessen their impacts. “This is not your ordinary field trip,” said Monica Nissen, Education Program Manger for Wildsight, the

non-profit organization that created and delivers Beyond Recycling. “There’s nothing inherently fun about garbage, but the kids get to be detectives for a day, to solve the mystery of what happens to our waste once we throw it in the trash.” Rosemont and Winlaw are two of ten schools in the Columbia Basin Region that have taken part in Wildsight’s Beyond Recycling this year. Beyond Recycling aims to inspire students to consider the impact of their actions and to make positive environmental changes. The weekly lessons use slideshows, costumes, movies,

and games to make the learning about these serious topics fun. The curriculum is recognized by the B.C. Ministry of Education as contributing to science learning outcomes, and so far teachers, parents and kids are giving it great marks. Nissen noted that while recycling is an important strategy, it’s just one of many Rs. “We also discuss reducing, reusing, repairing, rethinking and refusing. We’re trying to help equip the students with what they need to contribute to a sustainable future. And that goes way beyond recycling.” - submitted

Ted Kuntz Thursday, April 8, 7 p.m. at the Mir Centre for Peace

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Winter Lecture Series will be continuing its inspirational peace talks with Ted Kuntz-a gifted psychotherapist and author of the best-selling book, “Peace Begins With Me”. Kuntz has been highly recognized for his work in assisting individuals, families, organizations and corporations to manage the challenges and opportuni-

ties of life more effectively and joyfully. He has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and more than 25 years of experience as a clinician and a consultant. The Lecture, “Peace Begins With Me”, will reflect on how Kuntz made peace with his personal journey as the father of a child with disabilities, and how he learned to take full advantage of the gifts and opportunities life offers. Al Etmanski, author of “A Good Life”, says this about Ted and his message: “Those of us who

seek peace in our lives and yearn for more peace in our world need look no further than this candid exploration of one man’s personal journey to discover the source of his own peace. It is bound to inspire.” As a regular contributor to local and national publications and wellknown seminar and key��� ������������� note speaker, Kuntz is able ������������� to share his� passion is to change the way we see ourselves, and ���one����������� another, through stories. ��� - submitted ������������

Fight health care cutbacks on a united front The March 31 edition of this column almost had an April Fool’s spoof regarding the Campbell government and health care improvements in the Nelson-Creston riding. The idea was that Campbell had benefited from an epiphany, and would now stop punishing those ridings that had returned MLAs to the opposition, and begin to woo them with kindness instead. But the reality we live with is far different, and there is no humour in it. The reduction by IHA of surgeries at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital due to nursing staff lay-offs has no kindness. Retired physician and 2009 Nelson Citizen of the Year Dr. John Mackay has outlined the travesty of justice that occurred when KBRH was designated “the regional hospital,” and Kootenay Lake Hospital was downgraded to the category reserved for small isolated communities.

George Millar is a long-time resident of the West Kootenay. Been Thinking About is an exploration of events and organizations in the region, seen from a senior’s perspective.

been thinkin’ about George Millar Mackay goes on to say that “patients who previously received emergency surgery without delay at KLH have faced at least a two hour delay for transfer to Trail – time for an appendix to rupture, an ulcer to perforate, or worse.” The nursing staff layoffs at KBRH, resulting in a reduction in surgeries there, will force some patients needing emergency surgeries to travel to Cranbrook and Kelowna.

This is clearly unacceptable, and has politicians from across the Trail-Nelson cachement area calling for a reversal of the decision. Trail surgeons offering to subsidise operating room RN wages shows that those surgeons have a high level of concern related to the cutbacks. Nelson Mayor John Dooley, who has worked hard to bring facility improvements and programs back to KLH, suggests that Nelson’s Council should be working to return surgeries to Nelson. It will take a shift of seismic proportions by IHA, perhaps even the Campbell cabinet, to keep the services we have. Let us not divide our energies.

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Ditch plastic bags to make a difference A cloth shopping bag may seem insignificant; a mere gesture in a tidal wave of environmental actions we should adopt, but the pollution facts about plastic and its impact are astonishing. In Canada, 55 million plastic bags travel home from grocery stores each year (9-15 billion from all sources) with an average use time of only 5 minutes. While momentarily convenient, nothing about plastic supports its continued use. Each year 60 to 100 million barrels of oil are consumed and tons of carbon emissions released in the manufacturing of polyethylene plastic bags. (8.7 shopping bags contain enough oil energy to drive a car 1 km). They cost more to recycle than to make, take hundreds of years to decompose and cannot be buried or burned safely without releasing toxic chemicals. Plastic is the

eco tips Caherine Leighland leading source of trash in coastal waters and a lethal marine pollutant. Scientists estimate there are 46,000 pieces slowly decomposing in every square mile of ocean. Every year 100,000 mammals, 100,000 sea turtles and 1 million sea birds die from plastic ingestion or entanglement through a painful death caused by poisoning, blocked intestines or malnutrition. Plastic bags are photodegradable, breaking down slowly in sunlight into smaller and smaller particles. So slowly in fact, every piece of plastic ever made still exists. As these toxic micro particles break down, the chemical substances they contain

leach into soil and water and end up in our food chain. Bisphenol A (BPA) is one of those substances, a controversial chemical long believed to be a threat to health. With statistics showing each Canadian puts 35– 40 pounds of plastic into landfills every year, refusing plastic becomes a profound act. Please do your part. Purchase from local farms and vendors without packaging. Buy bulk and provide your own containers. Refuse plastic shopping bags and plastic bottles, reuse them when you can and recycle them when they’re done. Ask retailers for green alternatives; there are now biodegradable bags made from corn. Avoid products encased in plastic. Carry a go-cup and provide your own containers for take-out. These are all small acts, but your kids will thank you for them.

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“Populus tremuloides (Trembling Aspen) is bare naked longer then it has leaves. For seven months of the year we can clearly see its structure.

The incremental increase indulgent, it is also productive. of early morning bird-song So, I use the weeks is my call to get up and get between the first sighting out. I don’t want to miss a Catherine Leighland is the Director of the West Kootenay EcoSociety. For more information contact of spring and the last frost single phase of this waking the EcoSociety at or 354-1909. date (which historically season. coincides with the budWhile looking for signs growing gardens ding-out of my neighbour’s of spring on one of my early Helen Sebilius grape vines) to take a good morning walks it occurred Earth Hour, sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund, was observed 8:30 - 9:30 to me that as I remove grow, coupled with this look at my gardens in their PM, Saturday March 27th, 2010. World wide, millions participated by turning-off another layer of clothing year’s early snowmelt, is state of nakedness, and non-essential electrical load for that 1 hour duration. in anticipation of spring’s tugging at my generally to make the list of tasks To support this activity, Nelson Hydro reduced or curtailed non-essential load, arrival and warmer tem- patient approach to gar- that need to be completed such as: peratures, that my gardens, dening. While seasonal before rapid plant growth and nature at large, are signs have pointed to the begins. When bare naked, - City Hall lighting - Power plant lighting doing the exact opposite. imminent arrival of spring my gardens tell me a lot ��� ���������������������������������������������� Both cultivated and wild for several weeks, nature’s about what needs to be - Baker Street trees decorative lighting - Substations area lighting � lighting ������������������ species are getting ready cycle of unfolding, filling done. Without the cover of - Parks lighting - Works complex indoor and outdoor to cover their bare naked- out and “getting dressed” foliage the tasks are obvi- Tennis courts lighting - Sewage Treatment plant lighting ��� ��������������������� ness and adorn themselves lags far behind my desire ous; pruning, weeding out - Centennial pathway lighting with new layers of foliage, to get my hands really pernicious over-winterflowers and earthy fra- dirty. While spending ing weeds, raking up fall’s ��� ������������������ Nelson Hydro monitored the electrical load during Earth Hour to record the energy conservation efforts by grance. While I undress, time watching and wait- leftovers, topdressing the customers of the Nelson Hydro electrical utility. A reduction in power consumption was observed from 8:30 so to speak, my perennials, ing for the early bloomers beds, and mulching all fill - 10:30 PM. Over this 2 hour period, energy consumption was reduced by about 3% on average. shrubs and trees unhur- to push their pretty heads the early spring days. One ������ riedly get ready to meet up and out of the earth, day soon when I get up and Nelson Hydro thanks its customers for their participation in the international celebration of “Earth Hour”. the warming and moisture and for the pussy willows, get out I will see that spring laden spring air. wild cherries, hazelnuts has fully arrived, and the I must admit that the and hawthorns to explode waiting will be over. unhurried way that plants with blossoms might seem Helen Sebelius is a gardener and artist who owns and operates Against the Wind Nursery in the Slocan Valley. Located north of Winlaw at 6376 Slocan River Road, the nursery opens Sunday, April 18. Business hours are Sunday to Monday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call 250-226-6957.

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Kootenay Boundary Credit Clinic Thursday, April 15, 7-9 p.m. at Nelson CARES Society, 521 Vernon St.

����������������� Unsure how to manage your debts? Wondering what your options are? The ������������������ Kootenay Boundary Credit Clinic is hold��������������� ing a free workshop in Nelson. The work������������� shop can help you to take charge of your debts and use credit wisely. Topics include: what to do if you are ������������������� struggling to pay your debts; legal infor������������� mation about bankruptcy, debt default, debt collection and student loans; tips to improve your credit rating; and informa-

tion about the different types of credit available. Pre-registration is required. Please call 1-877-565-0013 or register online at The Kootenay Boundary Credit Clinic is a not-for-profit service. It is a project of Castlegar & District Community Services Society and is funded by the Law Foundation of BC, Columbia Basin Trust, Kootenay Savings and Nelson & District Credit Union.

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Science World comes to Castlegar Science World Saturday, April 10, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Selkirk College Castlegar campus

What connection does science have to your community? Science World is on a mission to answer that question in communities across B.C., including Castlegar. For the fourth year, on Saturday, April 10, Science World, in partnership with Selkirk College and Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST), will bring its weird, wacky and jaw-

dropping brand of science to Castlegar during the free family Community Science Celebration. “In many communities, it can be hard for people to realize how important science is to them,” says Pauline Finn, vice president of Community Engagement at Science World. “But through our Community Science Celebrations, we do science demonstrations and community engagement activities that help people realize the critical role that science plays in their own communities.

Kids can stay right in their own town and still pursue careers in science and technology—it’s not just a ‘big-city’ career path.” The Community Science Celebration will feature exciting science demonstrations from Science World and booths from community science and technology businesses and resources. Visitors will be encouraged to discover the science all around them as they explore science at work in their own community. - submitted


Local students were hamming it up during their skit.

rules for Nelson students Science is never completely settled on anything Imagination Students from South Nelson Elementary the DI Rising Stars! program, children

On the January 19, 2010 episode of the Rick Mercer Report (RMR) on CBC, Danielle Smith of the Wild Rose Alliance Party in Alberta was interviewed. Danielle’s position on climate change seemed to be that we should wait until the science was settled before taking action. Rick responded, in a manner consistent with the March 24, 2010 Dr. Science column, “Science is never settled on anything”. In other words, if we must wait until science is 100 per cent certain about something, we will have to wait forever. Danielle rebutted Rick’s point by saying, “Science is settled on gravity”. Rick correctly countered that

dr. science Morgan Dehnel “... there is a community out there of scientists who would claim that it is not 100 per cent settled”. I enjoyed this episode of RMR because it illustrated something I often witness, and this is the general belief that science can be 100 per cent certain about something. This is not true. A scientific law or theory is a representation or model of a phenomenon that is observed. Scientists

do strive to be precise in their observations and measurements, and, thus, try to validate each law or theory to as high a degree of certainty as is possible, but they are never 100 per cent certain. Furthermore, for a given phenomenon such as gravity, for example, there can be several valid theories or laws each of which is conceptually different, but all of which yield useful predictive results consistent with measured data. For example, gravity can be thought of in terms of Newton’s Law of Gravity, Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, and more recently in terms of Quantum Gravity.

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

Community First co-op needs volunteers The Community First Health Co-op (CFHC) operates the Nelson and Area Wellness Centre at 518 Lake Street in Nelson and is working to make an impact on the housing situation and on services to support seniors. The Co-op is a volunteer organization with the goal to support the community in the area of health and wellness. The Wellness Centre provides acupuncture and natural health, massage, children’s resources, community services, educational and nursing programs, and pharmaceutical, chiropractic, traditional and Chinese medicine. These services provide well-rounded care for the residents of our community and surrounding areas. Community First Health Co-op is in urgent need of volunteers to fill board positions to carry on the business of the Co-op. Also, CFHC is seeking two other volunteers – one for a recording secretary for board meeting minutes and another

to oversee the accounting of the Wellness Centre. If you have time and talent to contribute, please call Sharon Browning at (250)825-4283. Also, you are able to join the Co-op with a minimum of $10 a share, or more shares if you wish. With a larger membership, the Health Co-op will be able to garner more support for community goals from various agencies. Their website is for additional information and membership forms. Also, the Community First Pharmacy in the Wellness Centre offers membership forms and will accept share payments for your convenience. Come and share the vision and together support communities through health and wellness. Your membership and/or volunteer services will help provide healthy solutions for healthy communities with a co-operative approach. - submitted

Police hoping public has info on suspicious male

At 2:30 a.m. on March 28, a Western Auto Wrecker diver observed two males lurking around the New Grand Hotel Liquor Store wearing dark clothing, masks and gloves. The males appears to be preparing to break into the business and as a result the driver flagged down a Nelson police officer who immediately attended and located one of the males at the rear of the liquor store, who, upon seeing the police, hurriedly began to leave. The male was arrested and the subsequent investigation led to charges of Obstructing a Police Officer and Threatening. Douglas Laurel Beetstra, a 24 year old Fruitvale resident, was held in

custody overnight and appeared in Nelson Provincial Court where he plead guilty to the charges. At the time of his arrest, Beetstra was on a Conditional Sentence Order for Sexual Assault, a sentence that he was serving in the community. Having breached the conditions of this sentence order, Betstra will now serve the remainder of his sentence in custody. The second male involved in the case was not located. The investigation is still ongoing and police are asking for the public’s assistance in his identification. - submitted

and Gordon Sargent performed a skit as part of the Kootenay Regional Destination Imagination (DI) Tournament in Slocan City on Saturday, March 27. As part of

between the age of 4-7 are introduced to creative and problem-solving activities. - submitted

Youth plan community celebration Family Fun Day Saturday, April 10, 2 p.m. at various venues throughout Slocan

A group of volunteers, made up of Slocan Valley youth is planning a family fun day for Saturday April 10, in Slocan. The day is sponsored by the McCreary Foundation of Vancouver. Every three years, the foundation conducts a youth health survey in high schools throughout the province. The following year, they pick a community from their survey results, and invite a group of youth to review the health issues and present them to their community. In November, the Slocan Valley youth group reviewed the survey results from the valley, then they came up with some of their own ideas about youth related health issues. They created a youTube video about their fear of school closure

and the resulting impact on themselves and their community. These issues will be presented at the April 10 event. However, the focus of the event is according to the youth themselves is, “a celebration of our community assets.” There will be skate boarding under the lights in the evening, an open art session with Toumbi, a pool and dart tournament in the youth centre, and outdoor active games for children, youth, and family members of all ages. A barbecue dinner will be followed by Wassabi Collective, who will get the crowd hopping at the Slocan Legion from 6-10 p.m. With funding support from the McCreary Foundation, the event is free for all. If you wish to volunteer to flip burgers, run a special event, or help with set up, please call WE Graham Community Service Society at 250-355-2484. - submitted

Briefly NDAC AGM Monday, April 19, 7 p.m. at the TNT Playhouse, corner of Carbonate & Ward

The Annual General Meeting of the Nelson & District Arts Council will take place on Monday, April 19. There will be an opportunity for the public to meet members of the Arts Council at the event, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the reception. For more information, contact the Nelson & District Arts Council at 250-352-2402.

Nelson Waldorf School: Explore Your Options Monday, April 12, 7 - 9 p.m. at SelfDesign High School, 402 Victoria St.

Are you a parent exploring kindergarten, grade one or middle school options for your child? As a parent this can be both an exciting

and challenging task. To help you make this informed decision, The Nelson Waldorf School is hosting information sessions. Parents can also see a class in session during the Windows on Waldorf tour on Thursday, April 15 at 8:30 a.m. To learn more about the first year free tuition and/ or to register for the school tour contact: 250.352.6919 or

Free Financial Planning Seminars Wednesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 28, 7 p.m. at SelfDesign High School, 402 Victoria St.

Co-hosted by the Nelson Library and Peggy DeVries of Edward Jones, two seminars, Parenting Your Parents and Estate Planning: Building Your Legacy, are part of a financial literacy initiative and are free to the public. Because the Library is under renovation, these

sessions will take place at SelfDesign High School. Registration by calling the Library is appreciated. Two special guests who will be on hand to share expertise are lawyer Ken Watson and Gladene Toews, Certified General Accountant. They join seminar leader Peggy DeVries, a Certified Financial Planner with 25 years experience in financial services.

Summer resume building Thursdays beginning April 8,46 p.m. at the Nelson Library basement, 602 Stanley St.

Are you a youth aged 15-30 and have questions about the summer job scene or need help building a resume? Thursdays starting April 8, the YERC team will be on hand to answer all your questions and take a look at or help create you a great resume. For more information visit or call 250-352-5656.

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Street Talk: What is your best gardening tip?

April 7, 2010


A poem for the strikers We are united we are strong, fighting for our right all the work day long. Show no mercy to management inside the union will stand and show their pride. Passing motorists honk to show their support, they will not allow a mission like this to abort. The workers are armed with placards

in hand, hoping management will honour what they demand. The battle is tight and long overdue, someone will claim victory before it is through. Alan Brown Slocan

Buyer beware of the snake oil salesman

You need good compost, good sun and a great attitude.

Toni Chubak, Nelson

Dear Editor, Recently, here was a CBC report about fraud connected with “Ozone Generators” and it made me think about the ever growing number of self-appointed “Healers” and “Counselors” around Nelson and area offering advice on mental and physical health. Mysterious letters behind a name suggest some sort of qualification in a specified field. But is it real? How much training is really behind these mysterious letters? A short correspon-

dence course can make anyone an expert for various ailments. Some of these quack institutions even provide a license of sorts to hang on the wall designed to give some respectability to the enterprise. Anyone in need of mental or physical help needs to be careful and weed out the Quacks and Phonies. Assert yourself and ask questions about the qualifications of these healers and counselors plus do research on the Net about the variety of

alternate medicine and their effectiveness; be diligent and avoid snake-oil or expensive ozone machines and gadgets promising “magic cosmic connections.” Aside from semi-religious garbage and abuse, superstitions and believes in self-appointed miracle healers, spiritualists, fakes and phonies are flourishing. The great debunker H.L. Mencken rightfully called it buncombe and legalized fraud. Gunter Retterath Nelson

Redsands in danger

Conserve soil moisture by using mulch made with grass clippings, straw, leaves. It also keeps weeds away.

Erica Nitchie, Williams Lake

Use the topography of your garden wisely. For example, plant lowlight plants facing north, and plants that need less water on an uphill section of your garden.

Federico Osorio, Williams Lake

Roses love garlic. Plant garlic around your roses to keep aphids away.

Darrell Boucher, Nelson

Dear Editor, Redsands Beach, our community park, is threatened. Sorenson wants to place houses on the north side of the beach, the south side of the beach with a connector road between the beach and the railroad tracks. As such, the beach would consist only of the sand that is beach. We the users know that the beach is much more than the narrow strip of sand that borders the lake. The neighbours know this too since the wooded fringes act as a privacy screen. Redsands is currently zoned park and as such, it belongs to every resident in Nelson.

It is an asset that will only become more valuable since public lakefront is rapidly disappearing. We need to protect this asset and not allow development. Nelson calls itself a tourist town and letting this asset become housing would do little to attract tourists,families and individuals who seek a more natural beach than Lakeside Park. It’s time the city realized this asset and promoted it as such. Development for private use is a big mistake. Laran Kriese Nelson

Commentary: Employment Insurance Alex Atamanenko, MP BC Southern Interior Despite federal Finance eligible hours. Women minister Jim Flaherty hail- working while they care for ing what he calls signs their families or returning of Canada’s emergence from a leave are particufrom the global recession, larly penalized by the eligithe national unemploy- bility requirements, as are ment rate stands at 8.2% recent immigrants. The at the time of this writing. West Kootenays are more While BC premier Gordon rural with fewer employCampbell basks in the glory ment opportunities than of the Vancouver Winter either the Okanagan or East Olympics, a provincial gov- Kootenays. It is an area ernment website states that where seasonal and part“unemployment is expected time employment account to continue to rise into 2010 for many of the jobs, but before declining in 2011”. the number of hours to According to economist qualify for EI is the same as Sylvain Schetagne “the ‘real’ for the more economically unemployment rate, which stable East Kootenays and includes discouraged work- Okanagan. ers and involuntary partNew Democrats have time workers, [is] 12.1%.” been critical of the federal A Canadian Centre for government’s lack of job Policy Alternatives analy- creation strategy and have sis indicates that EI ben- called for a further extenefits for more than 500,000 sion of EI benefits and a unemployed Canadians relaxing of eligibility critewill soon run out, and that ria. Private member’s Bill more than 800,000 unem- C-280, introduced in the ployed Canadians do not House of Commons by NDP even qualify for EI benefits. MP Carol Hughes, would This is in addition to the reduce the qualifying periworkers in the forestry and od for benefits in Canada to manufacturing sectors who 360 hours. This number is lost their jobs in 2008 and more realistic than the 560 whose benefits are already hours now required in the exhausted. How realistic is BC Southern Interior. The federal governit to believe that these individuals will find work while ment has extended EI benthe unemployment rate is efits to long-tenured workers, paying an additional 5 still high? Of the thousands of to 20 weeks to qualifying unemployed who do not claimants. The provision qualify for EI, most fail to is intended to target older do so because of the mini- workers with minimal claims mum requirements on over recent years. However,

those who claimed benefits prior to January 2009, such as younger workers, many women and workers in seasonal industries or in high unemployment regions, do not qualify. Workers in forestry and manufacturing who lost their jobs in 2008 are also excluded. At present, for those whose EI benefits have finished, or for those who did not qualify, the primary public option remaining is social assistance. Most workers laid off from well paying jobs have mortgages, RRSPs, RESPs, life insurance and cars. Not until they are divested of most assets are they eligible for assistance. Most people will exhaust their savings and borrow to pay bills, rather than dispose of their property. These significant and unnecessary changes to the lives of many people could be avoided if the recommendations of the NDP were instituted while we wait for a full economic recovery. The Conservative government’s concern for fiscal accountability over the needs of the unemployed is insensitive at best. Without help, more individuals and families will emerge from this recession deeply in debt or destitute, and even more vulnerable to future fluctuations in the economy.

Peace is at hand We live in a more peaceful society today than we ever have. This is difficult to see when bombs are dropping on Afghanistan, and when children see their parents tortured in front of them. Still, we are on our way to living in more peaceful times. The reality of an increasingly peaceful world cannot be seen in the short term but when we look back hundreds, even thousands of years, we can see there was more domestic violence and more violence between nations. The impression that there is more violence today is in large due to corporate media who thrive on creating crisis and selling bad news. When I was 14, there was a cartoon in the newspaper, which to many people at that time, seemed funny. The husband goes to work and his boss yells at him. The husband goes home and yells at his wife, who yells at the oldest child, who yells at the youngest child, who yells at the dog, who yells at the cat, who yells at the fish in the tank. Today, this is not funny. We understand domestic violence is not okay and

there is no excuse for it. If we want to end violence between nations, we must end violence in our interpersonal relationships and end violence within ourselves. Emotions like frustration come from within us as we deal with conflicting views. Anger often comes from a feeling of not being heard or understood. We can deal with our own personal conflicts in a peaceful way. We live in a little mountain town far away from world violence. There is no doubt if we want to see peace grow throughout the world, we must put an end to our own personal and interpersonal violence. We must come to understand that emotional violence is as equally damaging as physical violence. It is easy to get addicted to negative behaviour. For some people, it can be just as hard to quit violence, as it is to quit any addiction. Awareness of our own actions and interactions can bring peace to our homes, communities, nations and the world. Nelson Becker Publisher

Fish Heads and Flowers Fish Heads to the dudes with wide snowmobile racks on their overly large trucks. Put fluorescent warnings on those contraptions so cyclists can see them! - Almost rack-faced Flowers to the team of individuals that took the time and care to help free my dog Angus from where he lay trapped and unable to move. I am indebted for the kindness and attention that was displayed to my faithful old companion. - A grateful K-9’s companion

Fish Heads to the vandals who stole our wooden front porch furniture and set it up on the curling rink roof in the rain. You caused the members of our household to feel violated and unsafe, and you wasted police time. - Not laughing Flowers to the neighbour who told us where we could find our stolen front porch furniture. It’s good to know there are people out there who pay attention and care. - Got our stuff back

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live music

Wed. Apr. 7

PAUL LANDSBERG with Strings @ Library Lounge OPEN MIC NIGHT with Estevan at The Royal.

Bill Bourne, acoustic concert with guest Alan Kirk. Silverton Gallery, 8pm.

Mon. Apr. 12

Thurs. Apr. 8

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

ROB JOHNSON & Friends Library Lounge

LATIN SALSA DANCE at The Royal. 6:30.

RODNEY DECROO AND his convictions with Spoon River at The Royal.

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

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

Sat. Apr. 10 ELLISON’S CAFE PRESENTS Allan Pusey, Ty West, Old MacDonald’s Bluegrass Ensemble Unplugged, 12-3 p.m. JUNO WINNER BILL Bourne & local Alan Kirk, acoustic concert at TNT Playhouse, Ward & Carbonate. 8 pm. GYPSY PARTY AT The Royal. BRUNCH WITH SONIKO at The Royal. EMERGENCE 2. The Cocoa-Nut Lounge presents emerging artists Cedar Flute and Cole Michael Walker from 8-10 p.m.

Sun. Apr. 11 NIKKO @ Library Lounge 6-10 p.m. “NOTHIN’ BUT THE Blues”. Join QCity Blues Band @ The Royal. 7-11pm. JUNO WINNING FOLK artist

Tues. Apr. 13 TUESDAY IS BLUESDAY With host band “The Jones Brothers Jam Band” @ Finley’s. CLIFF MADDIX & Friends @ Library Lounge ALL AGES OPEN Mic ever y Tuesday at the CocoaNut Lounge. 6-10pm. Hosted by Rob Funk SWING DANCING with Howie @ The Royal. 7-9 p.m.

Sat. Apr. 10 LEARN TO RUN NATURALLY Free clinic. to learn more or to

KOOTENAY DANCEBEAT, live music featuring Lazy Poker Blues Band, 7:30, Junction Church in South Slocan,

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

Fri. Apr. 16 OPEN MIC NIGHT with Estevan @ The Royal. 8 p.m. PAUL LANDSBERG with Strings @ Library Lounge

VINTAGE CLOTHING AND collectables sale. New Grand Hotel 10am-5pm BALFOUR HALL’S SPRING Sellwhatyawanna Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. No early birds please. WEST



Wednesdays NEED INEXPENSIVE BIRTH CONTROL? Options for Sexual Health drop-in clinic. 333 Victoria St. 5:30-8 p.m. PROBLEM WITH EATING and weight? OA support group 5-6 p.m., Nelson Hospital cafeteria. 250-352-7717/1-800-6115788. OANelson.htm THE NELSON SCRABBLE CLUB meets Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Info 352-6936

OPEN HOUSE, Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre. Meditation instruction and practice 7 p.m; talk and discussion 8 p.m; tea 9 p.m. 444 Baker St. www.nelsonbuddha. com

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

CHILDREN’S ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS Ages 4-7 at The Moving Centre. Call The Dance Path, Marguerite Wood, 359-2926.

NELSON WOMEN’S CENTRE drop in noon-four. Free clothing/ food.420 Mill Street 250.352.9916

Thursdays IS ALCOHOL A PROBLEM IN YOUR LIFE? AA Meetings, Lunch Bunch at Noon. Into Action Big Book Study at 8:00 p.m. The Cellar. 717A Vernon St.

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.

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.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Harrop Hall, Harrop 5:30 p.m.

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

DOES SOMEONE’S DRINKING TROUBLE YOU? Al-Anon meeting noon The Cellar. 717A Vernon St.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NELSON BADMINTON CLUB meets at Mary Hall Gymnasium, 7 - 9 p.m. Everyone welcome. Anne 250-3527536 Guy 250-352-6330.

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

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


DRUG PROBLEM? We can help. Call Narcotics Anonymous 1.800.342.7439

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

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


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

THE NELSON SCRABBLE CLUB meets Saturday at 1 p.m. For further info. Please call 250-3526936.

ongoing events

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

DOES SOMEONE’S DRINKING TROUBLE YOU? Al-Anon meeting 8 pm at 601 Front St.

BLEWETT CONSERVATION SOCIETY, AGM, 7 pm, 4120 Shasheen Rd., Info: 352-6419. Newcomers welcome!

CREDIT CLINIC free workshop on debt and credit. 7-9pm, 521 Vernon. Call 1-877-565-0013 to register.

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NELSON AA-F-TROOP meeting at the Cellar 717A Vernon St. 8 p.m.

Fri. Apr. 16

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

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


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

AHOY MATEYS! PIRATE Story Club, Nelson Library. 6-8 yr.olds. 3:304:30. Stories, snacks & crafts. 3528283/preregister

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

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AGM FOR NELSON and District Museum, Archives, Art Gallery and Historical Society (Touchstones Nelson) 7p.m., Touchstones Lobby

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

Tues. Apr. 13

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

Del the Funky Homosapian Saturday, April 10 @ SpiritBar

Wed. Apr. 14


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Noon meeting at The Cellar. 717A Vernon St.

OPEN MIC NIGHT with Estevan at The Royal.

Thurs. Apr. 15

HUNGRY BOWLS SPRING Luncheon: Hume Hotel, tickets $40, 12-2 p.m. Proceeds to Nelson Food Cupboard.

HABLAS ESPANOL? GROUP meeting 2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month. Only Bakery 5 p.m. Todos Bieviendo

Thurs. Apr. 15

Wed. Apr. 14 PAUL LANDSBERG with Strings @ Library Lounge

SELKIRK COLLEGE PRESENTS Ted Kuntz at the Mir Centre for Peace in Castlegar - 7:00pm, $10.

ANNUAL BEACH PARTY at Whitewater Ski Resort! Slush Cup, Dummy Downhill + More or 250.354.4944.

MAGIC BUS NIGHT at The Royal with SI-FI. $4 at 9pm.

register call gerry 505-1102

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

IIMPROVING YOUR VISION Workshop 1-5p.m. Nelson Feldenkrais Centre, 206 Victoria., 250366-4395 $45

Sun. Apr. 11

special events Wed. Apr. 7

Group meeting 1pm, Health Dept. Multipurpose Room, 333 Victoria, Nelson. FYI, 250229-4178

April 7, 2010

SUNDAY MORNING WORHSIP, Community Church, Passmore Hall, 11 a.m.

BAHA’I COMMUNITY OF NELSON Please join us for prayers and an introduction to the Baha’i faith 7 p.m 354-0944 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 250-825-9694 or John 250-3526892 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 250-3526330 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 250-3523860


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NELSON WOMEN’S CENTRE drop in noon-four. Free clothing/ food.420 Mill Street 250.352.9916

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

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


TOASTMASTERS 2ND AND 4TH Thursday (each month): Improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. http://

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

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

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

NELSON COMMUNITY BAND Rehearsals, 7:30-9:00, First Baptist Church, 611 5th St, New members welcome. 352-6119 DRUMMING FROM THE Hear t with Kim Masse Drumcircle@Nor th Shore Hall 7:15pm $7 250.505.2684


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April 7, 2010

Hey kids! The Capitol Kids Series Presents Norman Foote Sunday April 11, 2 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, 421 Victoria St.

The Capitol Kids series presents the 6th and last performance of their 2009-2010 Kids Series on Sunday, April 11, presenting award winning children’s entertainer Norman Foote. Norman Foote is an award winning entertainer from Vancouver who has received international acclaim for his song writing, outrageous props and off beat sense of humour. His stage show is uniquely Norman and is innovative both musically and visually. With finely crafted routines and songs, Norman is one of North America’s most highly regarded entertainer’s of his kind. Norman’s sense of humour is ever present in his concerts, recordings and music videos. Performing in theatres, festivals and with symphony orchestras he has been from Nashville to Newfoundland, and from New York to Nagasaki, Japan. His concert is a highly engaging experience featuring songs from his most recent award-winning CD’s, “Step To It” and “One Thousand Pennies”. In the U.S. Norman’s music has received Parent Choice & Nappa Gold Awards and in Canada he has been given Socan’s Best Songwriter for Children as well as West Coast Music Awards. Many of Norman’s songs have been made into music videos including the “Man Who Ran Away With The Moon” (Disney Records) and his most recent music videos “One Thousand Pennies” and “Lets Sing A Song”. What makes Norman so great is his ability to find subject matter that challenges and engages his audience - both young and old. He puts his theatrical and comedic talents to use as he weaves stories and

paints musical imagery that audiences respond to immediately. His hilarious adaptation of nursery rhymes sung by rock stars is a routine that defines his talent for creating material that can bridge the generation gap. He calls this a twist on tradition. His claim to fame is his

p r o p s with an attitude. Simple by nature, fascinating by delivery. These characters enter the stage as inanimate objects and with the element of surprise and improvisation come to life, never failing to bring the house down with laughter and applause. Norman has gathered millions of fans (big and small) throughout the world and created a special niche for himself in the entertainment world. All tickets are $12.50. You can charge by phone by calling 250.352.6363 or online at - submitted

Celebrating art, dance and friendly competition at the Festival of the Arts Kootenay Festival of the Arts Now through Saturday, April 10. Locations and times vary, see program for details

STEPHANIE TAYLOR Since 1930, the Kootenay Festival of the Arts has been a tradition in this area, a celebration of music and dance highlighting young talent. It is an opportunity for privately taught students to face a panel of professional adjudicators who can give them one-on-one advice and a critique from which they can learn. It isn’t as scary and masochistic as it sounds, explains Nelson

Music Festival Association president Bruce Hunter. In fact, it is quite the opposite. “It is a great festival for the young students to participate in,” he said. “The competition is against the standard, not each other. “We want the kids to have a great time at the festival, we want them to go home and say, ‘That was a wonderful thing I was a part of.’” There are 554 entries this year, and while the competition is open to students of all ages, the majority of the entrants are young, primarily because the majority of people taking private music and dance lessons are younger children. Age, however, should not

be a judge of talent. Many of the students appearing before their adjudicators this week will go on to the provincial contest, and maybe even the nationals. “This is an important series of events for a large portion of our Canadian talent,” Hunter explained. “These festivals are where many talented singers, musicians and dancers are discovered, and where careers are launched.” In addition to good advice, some students will also receive cash awards, and students that show exceptional skill or an irresistible stage presence will also be asked to perform at the honours concert held at the Capitol on Saturday night.

“The honours show is always great fun, and there are always some students chosen that just have great audience appeal. Who wouldn’t want to see a little Shirley Temple type of kid belt out a powerful song?” The dance portion of this year’s festival has already passed, having wrapped up last weekend. In the upcoming days there are a variety of performances to attend, including speech arts, vocal, piano and strings. Anyone is invited to attend any of the performances; the shows are free by donation. Festival organizers just ask that no one enters late to the performances. Tickets are also available for the honours concert for $5 each.

A great price, Hunter said, so they could “give a little back to Mom and Dad, who have already poured so much money into nurturing their child’s talent.” The events take place at a number of venues throughout the city. A complete list of events, times and locations can be downloaded at the festival’s website. Full-colour programs are also available for sale at Eddy Music, Cowan’s and Sutherland Music. For more information on this year’s event and adjudicators, and to find out more about the Kootenay Festival of the Arts, visit their website at

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Thursday, April 15, 9 p.m. at Spiritbar, 422 Vernon St.

IMTV, Nelson’s own late night talk show, is busting with local talent for the fourth episode of their first season. Come see the show being shot live and broadcast to the internet, hosted by Jenna Raider, featuring interviews and musical performance by Wobble Raiders and actor/comedian Brahm Taylor. The show is also featuring artist Avrell Fox, and and appearance by Hume Hotel General Manager Ryan Martin. There promises to be loads of laughs, a couple of short films and music videos, and so much more. C.J. Mini-Van will be holding down the in-house sounds and Marco Sordini will drop in for an anticipated chuckle or two. Tickets are available at the door for $10. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 10 p.m. sharp. Following the show the Groundbreakers from Vancouver will be playing deep into the night. Get down to Spiritbar early and get a good seat for the show you don’t want to miss! Check IMTV out online at ������������������������ - submitted



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Briefly Latin Salsa Mondays beginning April 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Royal Lounge and Grill, 330 Baker St.

If you love to dance you must know these littleknown tricks. Simple/basic tricks will make you look like you know what you are doing. No partner or experience necessary. To register email course instructor Jen Mendizibal at jen.mendizabal@gmail. com or call 250-509-0633.

Columbia bush party. EuroTrash Pleasure Collaged: Prints and �������������������� Featuring all original Centre Cabaret Paintings by Natasha performances, the Cabaret ������������� Friday-Sunday, April 9-11, 8 p.m. includes a large, noisy and Smith at Oxygen Art Centre, #3-320 Vernon St. (alley entrance)

deep-feeling Balkan Brass Wednesday, April 7, 9 p.m. at the Band along with premier Dancing Bear Inn, 171 Baker St. Comedians will take Nelson comedians, master Collage is the techaudiences to the far reach- magician Lisa Menna, bur- nique that unifies Natasha es of post-communist lesque dancer Flora Ware, Smith’s latest exhibition. Eastern Europe – as well as puppeteer Jen Callow, and This show includes pieces to places around the local more. Breaking out and that Smith has reworked neighbourhood.������������������������������������ thrusting aside her come- from her own collection. It’s a comedy mash-up. dian husband Lucas Myers, Enjoy Smith’s work, spread ����������������������������� Think of Gypsy techno is Krista Lynch as Tatiana throughout the inn, and tuba party meets displaced the European Call Girl. talk with the artist at this European Communist Tickets are available at opening reception. Party meets British Eddy Music.

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

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

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

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

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






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

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

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

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

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




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

A&W (TWO LOCATIONS) 16-1150 Lakeside Drive (Chahko Mika Mall )..250-352-2956 512 Railway Street ............................ 250-352-7424


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

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




524 Vernon Street...........................250-354-1919

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

203 Herridge Lane...........................250-352-7976




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



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

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


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

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


EDO JAPAN 116C -1150 Lakeside Drive (Chahko Mika Mall )...250-352-3394

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


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JIGSAWS COFFEE CO. 503 Baker Street............................250-352-5961

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


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

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




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


5686 Highway 6, Winlaw....................250-226-7663 ��� ���������������������������������������������� ��� ���������������� SUBWAY Please proof� for���������������� accuracy then ph � ������������������ RESTAURANT 327 Baker St...................................250-352-7165

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


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


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

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

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

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




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

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

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




5709 Highway 6, Winlaw...................250-226-7355

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

491 Baker Street...............................250-352-5353





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

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

Highway 3A, Balfour..........................250-229-4771

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





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

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

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

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





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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

WAIT’S NEWS 499 Baker Street.............................250-352-5667

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Briefly Bollywood Bellydance Show Friday, April 9, 7 p.m. at the Capital Theatre, 421 Victoria St.

The Get Bent Active Arts Society and The Baladi Moon Dancers present a modern twist to an ancient art. Tickets available at the Capitol Theatre box office at 250-352-6363 or online at www.capitoltheatre.

Pirate Story Club Tuesday, April 13, 3:30 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library, 602 Stanley St.

Ahoy mateys! Looking for a treasure? Come to the pirate story club and perhaps you will find some gold buried in the library basement. Stories, snacks and crafts are all part of this exciting new club at the Nelson Municipal Library. All pirates between the ages of 6 and 8 need to preregister at the front desk or by calling 205-352-6333 or 250-352-8283. Enrolment is limited and only a few spots on the library pirate ship remain.

Jeff Andrew Tuesday, April 6 at the Ymir Schoolhouse, Ymir

“Hobo Folk Noir” pioneer Jeff Andrew just can’t stay in one place long, and no matter where he goes, there’s a fan of his music in the vicinity. From a treehouse in east Vancouver to the mighty Canadian rails and the stretching highways, Andrew is going coast to coast this spring. Matching up with other wandering folk musicians like Scott Dunbar, The Rough Sea and Story, he will be playing shows for everyone and anyone.

Fish & Bird Friday, April 9, 9 p.m. at the Velvet Underground, 646 Baker St.

Ashton, and their musical education stems from playing such diverse styles as Irish music, jazz, garage rock, musical theatre, and old-time.

Skate Bus to Slocan Skate Event Saturday, April 10, 1 p.m. leaving from the NDYC, 608 Lake St.

If you want a ride to the Slocan Light Up the Night Skate Event, head down to NDYC and register for the free transport to and from Slocan Park. There is limited space on the bus, so come down to NDYC before Wednesday, April 7 to secure a spot. Youth under 19 will need to get a waiver signed by a parent in order to ride the bus. The event is Saturday, April 10 and pick up from the NDYC will start around 1 p.m.

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D.O.A. 2010 World Tour Thursday, April 15 at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill, 705 Vernon St.

Del the Funky Homosapian Saturday, April 10 at SpiritBar, 422 Vernon St.

Del got his start rapping behind his cousin, Ice Cube, as a member of his back-up band and crew. Linking up with powerhouse producer Dan “the Automator” Nakamura and world-class turntablist Kid Koala, Del helped to create one of the most innovative hip-hop albums in recent history. Deltron 3030 received wonderful reviews and continued on to further secure Del’s place in Hip-Hop history.


Pamela Nagley Stevenson and Kristin Young are displaying some of the handmade porcelain and stoneware bowls created by students, faculty and alumni of Kootenay School of the Arts.

Fill bowls for Food Cupboard

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Hungry Bowls Spring Luncheon

Saturday, April 10, 8 p.m. at the Cocoa-Nut Lounge 116 Vernon St.

Tuesday, April 13, 12-2 p.m. at the Hume, 422 Vernon St.

Emergence is a presentation of Nelson’s emerging musical performers. This Saturday will showcase Cedar Flute and Cole Michael WalkerW, each backed by the world-beat house band EverOne.

The Nelson Food Cupboard Society will be hosting its fifth annual Hungry Bowls Spring Luncheon. In addition to being treated to a variety of delicious food from local restaurants and other specialty food businesses, luncheon tickets include the choice of a unique, handmade, stoneware or porcelain bowl, created by students of the Clay program, faculty and alumni of KSA. The Nelson Food Cupboard is open three days a week to the public and strives to offer a service that treats customers with dignity and respect. The Society operates with the belief that food is a human right and trusts its customers to know what they and their families need. ��� �������������������������������������� Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to guarantee seating. Please call Lauren Steeg at 250.354.1633 for � ������������������ more information or to confirm a seat. - submitted

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Warm spring means an early start to tick season

Briefly Learn to Run Naturally Saturday, April 10, 10:30 a.m. sharp at Lakeside Park, southwest parking lot

This clinic is for both new runners who want to learn how to run in a healthy and natural manner and existing runners looking to reduce impact, improve technique, and add more enjoyment to running. Register by calling Gerry at 250 505-1102.

End of Life care presentation Thursday, April 15, 6 p.m. at Oxygen Art Centre, #3-320 Vernon St. (alley entrance)

ordinary act of dying. Please join us on Thursday for this special event, including guest storyteller Ray Stothers. All are welcome. For more information contact Nelson Hospice at 250-352-2337.

Kids’ Yoga Wednesday mornings beginning April 7, 10-10:45 a.m. at Shanti Yoga Studio, Baker at Josephine

This is a fun-filled yoga class for kids ages 3-6 that improves physical coordination and strength, concentration and co-operation. Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness through a non-competitive physical activity. Preregistration is required.

Nelson & District Hospice Society is offering a free community education event with local nurseThe Art of Burlesque counsellor Rivkah Moore who specializes in hospice Saturdasys, April 10, 17 & 24, care. She has worked in 7:30-9 p.m. at the Moving Centre, B.C., England and Saudi 533A Baker St. Arabia and along the way The art of burlesque, gathered some skills, a bag taught by the legendary of tricks, a few good stories Judith Stein, is a delightand some hard-won wis- ful, empowering workshop dom. During her presenta- for women of all shapes tion, Rivkah will “decipher and ages. Explore the art of the jargon” and open the strip tease in a friendly, fun door to an exploration of and safe environment. the path we all eventually To register call 250-354������������������ take - offering a glimpse 0161 or visit www.theartofinto the very complex yet

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combined. Nutritionally, eating a plant based diet is good for us, too. Plant based protein sources include beans and legumes, nuts and seeds, and grains. Vegetarians and vegans have lower rates of many diseases including obesity, heart disease, ������������������������������������������������������ diabetes, colon cancer and hypertension. ������������������� Here is a great recipe �������������������������������� for a Mexican style meat substitute. Use it in tacos, burritoes or a taco salad.

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mixture has thickened, Directions: ��� ������������������ then stir in the salsa. In a large saucepan, Spoon about 1/4 cup of saute the onion and garlic the lentil mixture into a SUBMITTED in oil until translucent. Add taco shell. Top with your ������ the lentils, chili powder, favourite fixings: avoca- Foundation representatives Roger Higgins and Bryna Idler with Nelson ��������������� ���cumin, ���������������������������������������������� Meatless Mexican oregano and broth do, lettuce, tomato, green Ford GM Josh Hynes. � and������������������ Ingredients: bring to a boil. ������������������ pepper, cheese and sour ��������������� 1 cup finely chopped Reduce heat, cover and cream. ���simmer ��������������������� onion for 30-35 ������������� minutes Nelson Ford and Mountain FM held a one-day promotion day and auctioned off a van with half the proceeds to For more information on this���topic������������������ visit or call 505-9854. Tara Stark ������������������ the CT fundraiser. The updated total for the thermometer is a Registered Dietitian who specializes in helping people optimize is $934,660. ������������� their nutritional wellness and prevent diet related chronic disease.������

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7:15 - 8:15 p.m. Reduce Stress, Saturdays Wednesdays ������������������������������ ��������������������� Kutenais Finest, 182 Baker St. ���������������� Judy Katz 352-3319, SHANTI YOGA STUDIO SHANTIYOGA.CA SHANTI YOGA STUDIO SHANTIYOGA.CA ������������� ����������������������� ������������������ 10 - 11:30 a.m. Rejuvanitive Soma 10 - 11:30 a.m. Mum & New Baby Yoga, Shayla Yoga, Donna ������������ ��������������� RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS 12 - 1:30 p.m. Hatha Flow, Cindy 12 - 1:30 p.m. Anusara Yoga, p.m. Beginner ages 6 & up Elissa ������������� 3-4:00 4-5:30 p.m. Performance Group KOOTENAY AKIDO

3 - 3:30 p.m. Kids Yoga �������������������� ages 8 & up 5:30 - 7 p.m. Restorative Yoga, S.Nelson, Rhythmic Dimensions ���������� �������������������� Shayla 505-1812. 7:30 - 8:45 ������������� p.m. - Invigorating Yoga, ������� Lindsay QI-GONG & CHEN TAI CHI 7 - 8 p.m. at the Central School BELLYFIT FUSION FITNESS Gym. 5 - 6 p.m. at the Moving Centre. Info 250-505-4562 Chris Gibson Call Heather, 354-0492 ���� GLOBAL RHYTHMS KOOTENAY AKIDO 5 - 6 p.m. World music dance 5 - 6 p.m. Kids Class, ages 7-12 workout. The Moving Centre, 533 6:30 - 8 p.m. Adult Class, 213C Baker. Baker St. 250-352-3935 CENTRE Please proof for accuracy then phone, fax or email any changes or an FELDENKRAIS OM with YOGA STUDIO 2approval. - 3 p.m. First Class 206 Victoria 5:30 - 7 p.m. Quantum Yoga, St., Susan Grimble 352-3449. �������������������� Phone: 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352.5075 • Alison Email: FOLK FUSION SKIRT DANCE 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-825���������� 3 - 4off. p.m. Ages 7-11 All Levels. The Express is not responsible for any errors0011, after the client has signed 6 - 7 p.m. Adult, Studio Alive, 352������� BAHA’I COMMUNITY OF NELSON 0047 7 p.m. 1920�������������������� Falls St. 354-0944 YANG/CHEN TAI CHI AND QI GONG KUTENAIS FINEST PERSONAL TRAINING ���������� 7 -8:30 a.m. Summit Health & 8 a.m. Abs & Buns Ball Class with ���� Fitness, 685-B Baker St 250-352Ali Popoff 7897 ������� 182 Baker St. 250-352-9196

9:15 - 10:45 a.m. Intro Akido 213C Baker St 250-352-3935.

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SHANTI YOGA STUDIO SHANTIYOGA.CA 10 - 11:30 a.m. Yoga Therapy, Anie 12 -1:30 p.m. Invigorating Yoga, Anie Thursdays 4:15 - 5:15 Yoga, Marie Please proof for accuracy then phone, fax or email with any changes orp.m. anTeen approval. SHANTI YOGA STUDIO SHANTIYOGA.CA 5 :30- 7 p.m. Anusara Yoga, Elissa 10 - 11:30 a.m•Prenatal Yoga, Phone: 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352.5075 Email: 7:30 - 9 p.m. Restorative Yoga, Donna Yasmin 5:30 - 7 p.m. Hatha after Flow, Karuna The Express is not responsible for any errors the client has signed off. FELDENKRAIS CENTRE 7:30 - 9 p.m. Yoga Basics Course, 11-12 p.m. First Class 206 Victoria 8 cless/$80 monthly, Preregister St., Susan Grimble 352-3449 APPLIED COMBAT MARTIAL ARTS NELSON BREAST FEEDING CLINIC 6:30 - 8 pm. Adult class 9:30 - 11:30 a.. Free drop-in 525 Josephine Street, Information Nelson Health Unit, 2nd floor call 250-352-0459 Kutenai Building, 333 Victoria Street, more info 250-505-7200. EMOTIVE MOVEMENTS 5 - 6:30 p.m. Dance Foundations, KOOTENAY AKIDO All Levels 4 - 5 p.m. Akido Fun, ages 4-6 Moving Centre, Pamela 352-1795, 5 -6 p.m. Kids Class, ages 7-12 6:30 - 8 p.m. Adult Class213C OM YOGA STUDIO St 250-352-3935. Please proof for accuracy then phone, fax or email with any changes or anBaker approval. 10 - 11:30 a.m. Quantum Yoga, TRANSCENDENDENT COMBAT SPORTS Phone: 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352.5075 • Alison Email: 6 p.m. Combat cardio, 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-825250-509-1061. Summit Health and The Express is not responsible for any errors0011 after the client has signed off. Fitness KYOKUSHIN KARATE KUTENAIS FINEST PERSONAL TRAINING 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Kids, 6 - 7 p.m. 6 a.m. & 8 a.m. Boot Camp with Adults Ali Popoff Blewette Elementary School, Keith 182 Baker St 250-352-9196 Clughart, 551-3345 FELDENKRAIS CLASSES 1 - 2 p.m. Effortless Movement. OM Studio, 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd

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2 - 4 p.m. Level 1 Progressive Yoga Course 4 weeks/$100 monthly, Preregister

Mondays SHANTI YOGA STUDIO SHANTIYOGA.CA 10 - 11:30 a.m. Yoga Therapy, Laurie 12 - 1:30 p.m. Invigorating Yoga, Sharon 5:30 -7:00 Anusara Yoga, Elissa 7:30 -9:00 Yin Yoga, Menaka KOOTENAY AKIDO 6:30 - 8 p.m. Adult Class, 213C Baker St 250-352-3935. CONTACT IMPROVISATION DANCE JAM 7:30 - 9 p.m. all levels and live musicians welcome. The Moving Centre, 533A Baker St. Info 250352-3319 Judy. KYOKUSHIN KARATE 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Kids 6 - 7 p.m. Adults Blewette Elementary School, Keith Clughart, 551-3345. RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS 2:15-3:30 p.m. Beg/Inter ages 6 & up 3:30-4:14 p.m. Intro ages 4-5 Redfish, Rhythmic Dimensions 505-1812. BELLYFIT FUSION FITNESS 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. at the Moving Centre. Call Heather, 354-0492 KUTENAIS FINEST PERSONAL TRAINING 8 a.m. Abs & Buns Ball Class with Ali Popoff 182 Baker St. 250-352-9196 FELDENKRAIS CLASSES 1 - 2 p.m. Effortless movement. Kutenais Finest, 182 Baker St. Judy Katz 352-3319, THE ART OF MOVEMENT 5 - 6:30 p.m. Strengthen, Lengthen

& Connect w/ Lisa Front Studio-Moving Centre 533 Baker 250-354-0484 info. YANG/CHEN TAI CHI AND QI GONG 7 -8:30 a.m. Summit Health & Fitness, 685-B Baker St 250-3527897

Tuesdays SHANTI YOGA STUDIO SHANTIYOGA.CA 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 250-352-0459. OM YOGA STUDIO 10 - 11:30 a.m. Quantum Yoga, Alison 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-8250011 KUNDALINI YOGA WITH CATHERINE LEIGHLAND 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Shambhala Meditation Centre, 444 Baker St., upstairs 352-6132. RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS 3:15-4:00 p.m. Introductory ages 4-5 4:00-5:30 p.m. Intermediate ages 8 & up 5:30-6:30Inter/adv extra class S. Nelson, Rhythmic Dimensions 505-1812. QI-GONG & CHEN TAI CHI 7 - 8 p.m. at the Central School Gym. Info 505-4562 Chris Gibson. SARVA SHAKTI SADHANA CIRCLE 7 - 8 p.m. An ancient siddhar yoga practice #209-ManiStone Centre, 507 Baker St, 505-7832 KUTENAIS FINEST PERSONAL TRAINING 6 a.m. & 8 a.m. Boot Camp with Ali Popoff 182 Baker St 250-352-9196 kootenay akido 6 - 7:30 p.m. Intro Akido 213C Baker St 250-352-3935. YANG/CHEN TAI CHI AND QI GONG 7 -8:30 a.m. Summit Health & Fitness, 685-B Baker St 250-3527897


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The Whitewater Ski Team 2010 race season wrapped up March 27th and 28th with the Teck Kootenay K Zone Finals hosted at Whitewater Winter Resort. 110 athletes from Fernie, Windermere, Kimberley, Red Mountain, Salmo, Nakusp and Whitewater competed over the weekend in Giant Slalom and Slalom races. Conditions were challenging on Sunday when a late winter storm blew in forcing the athletes to race in almost whiteout conditions. Whitewater racers

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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. 354-4724 JUBILEE MANOR VOLUNTEERS! Please join us for tea in your honor April 22 at 2p.m. CJLY, NELSON’S INDEPENDENT radio station, is having a garage sale. Do you have anything (no clothing, thanks) to donate? Phone the station (250)352-9600 and help make this event a “happening.” Spread the word - now’s the time. ARTS AND CULTURE WEEK is coming! Celebrate the arts by attending gallery walks, performances and exhibitions in your community from April 18-24. Auctions HUGE UNRESERVED Consignment Sale, Redwater, Alberta, Friday, April 16. 40 tractors, collector vehicles & tractors; tillage, haying & harvest equipment; 4 skidsteers; construction equipment; mobile sweeper. View online:

BE YOUR OWN boss with Great Canadian Dollar Store. New franchise opportunities in your area. Call 1-877388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: today. MOBILE CAFE FOR sale $18,000obo, seen at junction and Taghum, serious inquiries only 354-4568. WORK FOR YOURSELF; set your own hours and income. Start your home-based business today! Minimal investment; Follow proven business plan; Repay investment in 2 months; Unlimited international potential. Call Nancy 250-689-6455 for details.


92 MAZDA 323 only 150,000km. Looks and drives like new. $3000 OBO 604-344-0546 trade 4 van. 2002 ACURA EL (Honda Civic) 4dr 5spd pwl low kms, reduced again $8500 352-0532 1992 MITSUBISHI DELICA, 4WD Turbo Diesel, RHD, new timing service and alternator, 131,000 kms. 250-354-3428 1992 TOYOTA PREVIA loaded, good condition $2,500 352-5248 1991 TOYOTA PICKUP 2wd, lowered 3” gotta go. 700$ firm, call 250-8254152 for more information 2002 DODGE CARGO van, auto 105,000km, camperized, hitch, roof rack, w/tires, on rims $5000 2501995 FORD TAURUS wagon, 276- 226-6994. km, V-6,automatic, extra rims with 1991 DODGE DAKOTA 4x4 new new summers, asking $950. OBO parts, $2500 or best offer. Phone 359-7756 505.5372/354.9208. 1998 SUNFIRE 190,000KM, very 1993 MITSUBISHI DELICA Super good condition, runs great, $1500 Exceed 104,500Kms, Imported in obo. 551-0383 2008, driven 2 years. $10,900. con1996 MAZDA MX-3 V8, Silver, tact Simon 604-886-4193 Alloy Rims + Winters, Sunroof, New 1992 TOYOTA EXTENDED cab, 4x4, Brakes, Good Condition, $2500, V6, 231,000km, canopy, $7,400.00. (250)352-1729 Camper to fit truck, fridge, stove, STAINED GLASS SUPPLIES: light 2004 TIBURON SE 60,113km, new $800.00. 250-352-6467 table + supplies, contact for list and summers, winters, moonroof, a/c, 1986 FORD RANGER 4X4 Extended make offer: stereo, tinted, p/d/w, $10,000 obo Cab V6 running condition $700 O.B.O 250-365-3453 LOVE MOUNTAINS? NEW paintings 250-354-8262 after 5pm by Bryn Stevenson now showing at FOR SALE FOR parts 1991 Pontiac 1995 CHEVY BLAZER. V-6,4WD, the Kootenay Bakery in Nelson. Firefly. 4dr/5spd 3 cylinder. $700. Air, Cruise, Hitch, Roof Rack, Alloys, obo. 250-359-0197 WEST KOOTENAY CALENDAR 209,000km, good condition, $2500. PHOTO CONTEST. Win Cash, free SENIOR CITIZEN SELLING 1993 4dr 250-352-6760 calendars. Photos also considered for sedan, Buick Century, clean tuned up, TUNNEL COVER (SLIDING Screen West Kootenay Wild Book. For applireliable. $1000. 352-0152/352-7021 Cover for back) for Toyota 4-Runner. cations: or 1998 SUBARU OUTBACK, 5 spd, 250-229-2329 Otter Books, 398 Baker. 352,000 kms, 2 sets tires, hidden hitch, runs well $3,500 obo 250-362- 2006 FORD RANGER $12,000 V-6 4x4 extra-cab 48,000 km Winter tires 9680 on rims 250 365-4795 2000 FORD FOCUS S/W, 2L auto, ENERGIZE YOUR INCOME! 35 mpg, tinted/CD/air, new brakes/ 1978 DODGE CAMPER. 360 motor, Distribute hot selling energy drinks. winters, good condition, $3850.00, sleeps 4, 17ft. Good shape. $3800 obo 825-9228 Earn up to 10K/month. $11 Billion 250-357-9457 Industry. No selling, minimum invest2004 SUBARU IMPREZA Outback 1994 FORD EXPLORER, leather, ment 19K. Areas going fast. Free Sport, New Summers and New a/c, tow, auto, 4x, v6, summers & sample/information Package 800Winters, Excellent Shape, Clean! winters, inspected. $1500, 250-505267-2321. 3881 $13000 (250)229-5340 MAKE FAST CASH - StartClassic Your Sudoku Difficulty Level - EasyClassic ISUZU sk9E000122 Sudoku Difficulty Medium P/U. 1992.Level parts- truck. good 1993 CHEVY CAVALIER S.W. Own Business - Driveway Sealing stereo 250.777.1159 Gabriel Summer & winter tires. Runs well Systems, Possible payback in 2 with good gas mileage. $750.00 250- 1994 MAZDA MPV 4x4, recent weeks. Part-time, Full-time. CALL 354-1900 brakes, tires, starter. Good condition, Today Toll-Free 1-800-465-0024. 1992 NISSAN 240SX 5-speed leath- go anywhere vehicle. $2,800. 250Visit: 551-3017 er roof only two previous owners HOME INSPECTION FRANCHISE 140 000km $6000 joelguay@yahoo. $0 DOWN at auto credit fast. Need opportunities in your area. For more ca 250-229-4485 a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call information visit our website at www. JEEP CHEROKEE 1990, some new Stephanie1-877-792-0599. www. or call DLN 30309. parts. Black,some rust. $950 OBO free 1-800-550-1533.




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FUN, LEARNING, & Play-based care. I have over 15 yrs of Nanny , and 5 yrs Professional Tutor Experience for all ages. CPR, 1staide, Private-Chef services, housekeeping. Robin 226-7116 CHILDCARE WANTED FOR Waldorf child in Up Hill neighbourhood. Phone 352-6846

$500 LOAN SERVICE, by phone, no credit refused, quick and easy, payable over 6 or 12 installments. Toll Free: 1-877-776-1660

STILL EAGLE IS hiring. If you’re sharp, hard-working, outgoing, reliable and computer savvy, you’ll love working at Still Eagle. Send your resume to LOOKING FOR A Massage therapist to rent space in busy salon. Beautiful location, excellent opportunity to build clientel. contact Chevay 505-4625 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 WANTED: EXPERIENCED Fulltime Receptionist to answer incoming calls and greet clientele at Regal Ridge in the sunny South Okanagan. Please submit resume admin@regalridge. com / NAHANNI CONSTRUCTION, Yellowknife, NT. Nahanni Construction is currently looking for Journeyman Certified: Electricians, Welders, Plumbers and Scaffolders. Please apply by sending your resume to: #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 1-866-416-6772, www.

CHILDREN CHARIOT INFANT SLING ($50). Twin EZ 2 Nurse breastfeeding pillow ($50). Medela advanced pump ($40). 359-5091. 2XMEC K.R.I.B SLEEPING bag $30each; 2xSchmusebar Backpacks $20each; MEC raincoat size6 $30; picnic-table $40; 352-7919 “BABY TRECKER” BABY carrier, tan colour, barely used, with instruction cd. $65.00 Call 359-6887

COMPUTERS COMPAQ PRESARIO S3000NX, 17” monitor, keyboard, mouse. Windows XP, symatec antivirus, cd burner. $100. 357-0050 22” CRT MITSUBISHI Diamond Pro DP2040U computer monitor. Great for photos/graphics. Mint. Cheap. Offers. 250-359-8266 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 MACBOOK, MINT CONDITION extra apple warranty - 2.4Ghz - 2GB ram 160GB hard drive. $1050

EDUCATION MUSHROOM CULTIVATION WORKSHOP, Nelson/Blewett area: Peter McAllister will teach how to grow Shitake and Oyster Mushrooms, 4 courses offered May 1-2. information 250.354.4333 FLOWER OF LIFE WORKSHOP Aprilsk9M000147 30-May 1, Nelson, $377 (by April 9 $333). Sacred Geometry, MerKa-Ba Meditation, healing circles. Dania 354-0413 HEINTZMAN UPRIGHT PIANO and bench. Made in Toronto. Great sound and condition $1200 Chantal 352-1312 TRAIN TO BE a Medical Transcriptionist. Learn & Work from home! MTI Community College www., 604-310-2684. LOVE YOUR JOB! Train to be an Apartment/Condominium Manager from home. Jobs registered across Canada! Thousands of grads working. Government registered. 30 years of success. Information: www.RMTI. ca or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456. LOCAL GREEN PARTY AGM Saturday April 17, 1-4 PM. Nelson Library basement. Hear Provincial Leader Jane Sterk speak her Better Plan for BC. AWAKEN AND DEVELOP your intuitive abilities! Private 90 minute session $100 with author/Intuitive Norm Pratt. (250)357-9457,

EVENTS YOU ARE INVITED! THE West Kootenay Chapter of the MS Society of Canada is hosting a reception at Vogue Photographic (565 Baker St, Nelson) from 6-8 pm on Friday, February 5th. Come and meet the people who live with multiple sclerosis who appear in our 2010 fundrais© 2005 © 2005 ing calendar. Generated by Ultimate Sudoku - all you need to create BILLIONS of unique Sudoku puzzles Generated by Ultimate Sudoku - all you need to create BILLIONS of unique Sudoku puzzles Enjoy snacks and beverages and learn about MS. Make a minimum $10 donation and receive a free calendar while supplies last! Call 1-866-352-3997 for information.

FINANCIAL SERVICES IF YOU OWN a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: Its That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161. 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.

FREE 15 LARGER ROCKS, 2ft cubed size, need 2 men to move, you pick up. 352-6762 7YR.OLD PROPANE WATER heater and self-powered treadmill unused. both $50 250-352-1924 OLD SCHOOL 90’S think pad laptop. Works great. Call Shawna at 352-0518. FREE WOODEN SAND box with sand you move it and it is yours! 253-1806

FURNITURE FRIDGE FOR SALE. Excellent condition, runs great. Asking $200.00 OBO Call 250-825-9313 QUEEN BRASS BED frame, box spring and pillow-top mattress excellent condition $200 ph 399-4207 LARGE BOOKCASE, PINE stained walnut $250 Four Post Bed $350 by local woodworker 352 6109 SINGLE MATTRESS ON metal frame. Excellent condition. $50 OBO. Phone 250 825-9282 ANTIQUE: HEINZMAN PLAYER Piano, Victor Mdl#231 Radio, Box Photo Enlarger, silverware. Wooden Loft/table/shelves, Guitar. 505-1191

GARAGE SALES ALTERNATIVE GARAGE SALE! Everything must go! April 7-9 105pm By Appointment only (Downtown Nelson) 250.551.3324 Livingroom furniture, Ikea stainless steel stand,tons of good stuff and much more! FIND IT AT Balfour Hall’s $ellwhatyawanna $ale. Saturday April 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Info 250-229-5265

HEALTH & FITNESS IMPROVING YOUR VISION Workshop Saturday, April 11, 1:005:00, Feldenkrais Center, 206 Victoria, $45 susangrimble@telus. net, 250-366-4395 See Effortlessly. MASSAGE SHEETS, BODYWORK and massage books for sale. call 352-6804 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. FREE “HEALING WITH Bliss” Pranashakty Workshop. April 8th, 9th 6:30 - 8:30 pm. 505-7832 SPRING SAVINGS. First 8 weeks for $88. Look great. Feel Great. Lose weight. Guaranteed. Call Herbal Magic 1-800-926-4363 for more information. Limited time offer.

HELP WANTED SERVICES FOR COMMUNITY LIVING RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM MANAGER This position at Nelson CARES Society is responsible for the overall coordination and management of the SCL Residential Program which provides daily living supports to adults with developmental disabilities. Experience with Community Living principles and unionized work setting are key to this position. One-year position with a possibility of extension. Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in human service field plus 3 years management/supervisory experience in non-profit setting or equivalent education/experience. Position Details: Starts May 3, 2010. 28 hours per week. Competitive wages and benefits. Detailed job description available by calling (250) 352-6011 ext. 11 or by emailing communityliving@nelsoncare Submit cover letter and resume by April 16, 2010, to SCL Search Committee, Nelson CARES Society, 521 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4E9 Only those short-listed will be contacted. Nelson CARES Society is an equal opportunity employer

HOME & GARDEN GARDEN TOOL SHARPENING. Felcos, trimmers, shovels, etc. Handles reconditioned. Fred @ 3522129, SNOWBLOWER 5HP., HOMELITE lawnmower, roto hoe tiller. 359-7942 BRAND NEW CRAFTSMAN Propane barbecue + cover. 2 + 1 burners. Missing a few small parts. $75. Laran 250-505-5856 DISHWASHER - BUILT-IN. It’s a Kelvinator! White. $50 or your robust funk album collection. 354-1412 MOVING SALE-LARGE PATIO set, six chairs, table & umbrella $250, picnic table $50, pressure washer, $150 250-359-7588 WANTED LOCALLY AVAILABLE straw, finished compost and/or manure for sheet-mulching Nelson garden. Paul/Laire 352-3536

LOST & FOUND LOST 1 HOME. Looking for new one. Llooking for a better place to live. FOUND: SUNGLASSES @ Library meeting room, Yeves Engle’s talk. Contact Nelson Library to identify.

MISC. FOR SALE INFANT CAR SEAT, tot car seat, stroller, new fiberglass shower base 229-2356 N64 INTERACT V3FX black steering wheel and pedals, perfect condition, $20, 250-608-3548, Castlegar 60”X80” SLIDING PATIO door, various windows/doors, bathtub, toilet, brass faucet, bathroom cabinet, dishwasher 505-4321 CEILING FAN, NEW 42” reversible blade, white, rebounder 42” square. Phone 250-825-9926 VERY LARGE DOG house $50, rabbit cages $20 & $30. Wood spindles, floor loom. 250-355-2269 JOHNSON 51/2HP O/B motor, $190 firm. 229-4559. SINGER SEWING MACHINE, special zig-zag model 478, folds into its own desk. $175. 352-5004. DBL RECLINER LAZY Boy couch $750, poker table $70, queen size bed $135, custom tiled coffee table 33”x22” and end table 16”x16”, $30. All items are subject to best offer. 250.355.2504



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WASHER & DRYER top load, $375obo, small vanity, counter top & faucet $50, portapotti new $75 229-4544 SENTRY SAFE,SECURE STORAGE for laptop computer and other valuables 15W, 5.5H, 12D, $50 250-354-1543 BUNK BED, BLACK tubular steel, single & double/couch, ladder $75.00; 48” LeClerc floor loom $450.00; professional ironing board w/ steam reservoir BO; 24” table loom 352-6132 WHITE WEDDING GOWN retro - $50; cookbooks; magazines; paperbacks; priced to sell - 25c-$3 - Ph. 352-7144 SNOWSHOES WRONG SEASON Right Price! Payed over $100 want $50 hardly used 250-352-610 BRAND NEW BOGS. Size 2. Great for puddle jumping! Asking $30 (new $70). Call (250)352-6997. MASSAGE TALE WITH electric motor to .upholstery in excellent condition,frame needs tlc.$250.00. 250 399 6300 WEDDING DRESS, SIZE 10, tea length with light shawl. $200. Contact Brittany (250) 509-1980. 27” PANASONIC TV, with remote, works fine, $30.-. 4 tall goblets, Mexican-style blue glass, $30.-. 226-7880 BAGPIPES; MADE BY DAVID GLEN. $1200 250-551-2917 SELF-PROPELLING, MULCHING LAWNMOWER - used one season. Moved to an apartment. Paid $369 - asking $225. 250-229-4452 MASSAGE SHEETS, BODYWORK and massage books for sale. call 250352-6804 2 YAMAHA 3-WAY p.a speakers ,2 peavy monitors, casio keyboard with stand 250-3529974 FOR SALE; NORTON 15kw. forced air furnace/ducting/electronic air cleaner. 3 ton air conditioner outside mount, 4 person hot tub, Kenmore built in dishwasher. 359-7981 PET BARRIER- KEEPS your dog in back of car. Fits most hatchback/ SUV. $30. 551-3833 BASSINET- USED 2 months. Mint condition, wheels or rocker, storage basket, electric mobile. $75 obo. 5091345 ASHLEY WOOD STOVE. Cast iron top, legs, & door. Good cond., great shop stove. $125.00. 352-5757. 23” LCD TV $275, ps2 offers,new scarpa 7.5 climbing shoes $60, cannon rebelXT $300, 352-7620

D.FIR/LARCH FLOORING, 250 sq.ft. Kiln dried, 1x4, microbevel, 1’-6’ lengths. $500 obo. 250-352-3704. 1 40AMP SQUARE D ground fault from hot tub; 2 #8 tech cable (40 feet) Best Offer 352-9437 CRIMINAL RECORD? ONLY Pardon Services Canada has 20 years experience Guaranteeing Record Removal. Call 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-9727366) NEW NORWOOD SAWMILLS LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34” diameter, mills boards 28” wide. Automated quick-cycle-sawing increases efficiency up to 40%. www.NorwoodSawmills. com/400OT - FREE Information: 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT.A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE - Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464. HOME PHONE RECONNECT Call 1-866287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348 DECORATIVE STONE PANELS EasyROCK - The Beauty of stone without the mason: Easy Installation: Light Weight: R-4.5 Value: Built Green: A-1 Fire rating: 604-248-2062: www.

WANTED 20 FOOT extension ladder free piano call 3550030 2 WHEEL BICYCLE for 4 year old athletic boy; also, womens adult bicycle for grandmother. Immediately. 250-352-9788 USED SURVEY EQUIPMENT: theodolite or level, range finder, pin finder. somethingsomething@shaw. ca 250-551-2159 WILL PAY $$ for old sewing patterns. Prefer 1970’s or earlier. Leave message at 250-509-1069. NELSON WOMEN’S CENTRE bag project looking for material, notions and embellishments for sewing bags. 250-352-9916

SCOOTER, BATTERY OPERATED, nearly new, red, 4 wheels, $2,000.00. Call 250-352-9210. CRESENT BAY MASSAGE Therapy is Now Open! 50% off all therapies and relaxation massage for the months of April and May. Danielle Brown R.M.T. 4198 HWY 3A 250825-0112/ 250-777-1257 Pain Free movement is possible SLOCAN VALLEY THREADS GUILD gratefully accepting donations of fabrics, yarns, craft supplies/tools, sewing goods. For pick-up call: Jasmin 250-352-7152, or Sharon 250-2267703.

1980 HONDA 750 SuperSport. Good condition. Black, factory fairing, new tires. $2,000. Accessories, parts. 250-354-4272 4 ATV TIRES, 26x8x12 & 26x10x12, Carlisle ACT Radial, 0.75î tread depth, used 200miles $250 250-3596970 2007 HONDA RUCKUS 49cc 1200kms luggage rack&box $2500.00 250-352-2351 2000 POLARIS RMK 800 reverse, mountain bar, lots of extras. good condition $3500. 250-399-4724 POLARIS SPORTSMAN-500 GREAT Shape with Snowplow & Winch 4400.00 Call Cary 250-5056282 2004 SPORTSTER CUSTOM bars, pipes, paint etc. excellent condition $5750 226-6766 VINTAGE 1967 ARISTOCRAT LOLINER 12’ Trailer. Sleeps 3/4. Gas Oven, large awning. $650. 354-0575 MOTORCYCLE MECHANIC TRAINING at GPRC, Fairview College Campus. Enroll for Fall, 2010. Hands-on street, off-road, dual sport bikes. Apprenticeship opportunity. Residences. Fairview, Alberta; 1-888-9997882. OUTDOOR POWER Equipment Technician training. Learn small engine repair on watercraft, snowmobiles, ATVs. Enroll for Fall 2010. GPRC Fairview College Campus. Fairview, Alberta; fairview. 1-888-999-7882.

LAMBORGHINI MEN’S ROAD bike like new condition bright orange in colour $50. 250-509-1946 nelson


LARGE BIRD CAGE; 3’wide x 2’deep x 4’tall on casters; $175.00 352-1308 PUREBRED MAREMA SHEEPDOG puppies.$350 .Marema Sheepdog Cross puppies $200. Phone after 7 p.m. only. 250-551-2037 OUTDOOR FEMALE KITTEN wanted. 250.226.0087 BEAUTIFUL MATURE FEMALE Airedale free to approved home. Call to discuss. 250-226-7442 DOG CRATE AIRLINE approved good condition. Suit med/large dog. $50. 229-4028 BEAUTIFUL FAT RETRIEVER/ ROTTWIELLER X Born February 10. Our babies will be well handled and loved so the puppies will be social, gentle and affectionate. During their time in the den Lexxii’s babies will learn that human hands and bodies are not for aggressive play-only pets and food. This will prepare them for gentle interaction with people and children. Pick-up March 31. $100.00$200.00 female) Call Yvonne 250505-0618 PUPPY WANTED, LAB-X. Ready to adopt now, would love to meet the puppies before 8 weeks. Caroline 250-352-6154 PROFESSIONAL DOG GROOMING with TLC. Spring cleaning special, large dog bath and nails $25. 551-5501 17” PASSIER PAXTON A/P saddle,g ently used. All fittings, carry bag $1100 250-352-9596


2-P235/85/16 GOODYEAR ALLSEASON light truck tires. Approx. 70% tread. $80. both. Ph. 250-3994861

SEEKING A FREE working sewing machine for textile recycling projects. 250-551-4732 WHEELCHAIR WITH RECLINING back call 359-7118 MOVING BOXES AND packing materials needed.Will pick up. Please call 250-352-0702 WANTED: AFFORDABLE, GOOD quality trampoline and laying hens. 250 825 9388 Thanx! WANTED: FOUR (4)-15 INCH rims that will fit 1998 Jeep Cherakee Sport. 250-352-2054 evenings. WOODEN BUNK BEDS for single mama. Must be good condition, can’t afford much. 250-352-2659. LOOKING FOR GLASS blocks, will pay reasonable price. Ph.226-7650 ALUMINUM CANOE- GRUMMAN or similar, 17 feet or greater. Call Chris 354-4475 CLEANING YOUR FREEZER? Throwing out excess meat? I’ll take it! Good for dog food. 226-6796

MUSIC & DANCE PIANO, UPRIGHT, WOOD, good shape, Willis and Co. Limited. Asking $500.00. Call 250-354-7800. YOUNG CHANGE PIANO, excellent condition, 1996 model, $2800 OBO. 229.5645 RAIMUNDO CLASSICAL GUITAR,SOLID top w/ hardcase & stand, like new.$ 1,200 new asking $ 850 obo 250-229-4474


PERSONALS DATING SERVICE. LONG-Term/ Short-Term Relationships, FREE CALLS.1-877-297-9883. Exchange voice messages, voice mailboxes.1888-534-6984. Live adult casual conversations-1on1, 1-866-311-9640, Meet on chat-lines. Local Single Ladies.1-877-804-5381. (18+).

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PSYCHIC READINGS PSYCHIC READINGS WITH Rubiyah Ratna, BFA., MFA., experienced meditator and energy reader for over 30 years. 250-229-4042 GET YOUR KNOWING Going. Chakra Readings with Evie Clare Fridays at Gaia Risisng 254.354.4471 TAROT READINGS AND intuitive counseling with Ashala every Wednesday at Gaia Rising, 356 Baker St. 250-354-4471

RVS/SLEDS/BIKES 97 KAWASAKI ZX6-R. Kept indoors. Regular maintenance. Asking $3400.00 obo Call 250 352 0999 2005 HONDA JAZZ scooter, 49 cc, like new, helmet, ready to ride. $1750 obo 205-352-0191

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GIRLS BIKE FOR Sale -Pink and Flowery- Nice Shape $50 Phone 250354-5350 UMBRO X-200 SOCCER CLEATS. Size 7.5, used, good for another season or two. $30. 352-6268. COLNAGO ROAD BIKE. 56cm. Classic steel frame and fork. Campagnolo Mirage components. $1500. 250-352-5277

TIRES/PARTS/OTHER 99 SUBARU IMPREZA wheels mounted w P165/60R15 BFGoodrich Touring Tires. Used 1 Summer $200 for all 250-505-5270 TIRES, 18570R13 ON rims, four hole, $175. Hidden hitch for Mazda MPV, $70. Phone 2503596606 1984 GMC 133,000KM 2WD 350 camper ready, alarm, cruise, JVC, hitch, rear winters/rims $1500 ALL-SEASON TIRES P205/70R15 on Chrome wheels for Taurus cars 19862006. Used one season.$450.00 firm. 250-359-8066. UTILITY TRAILER 3’X5’ Well Built 300.00. Ford Ranger Canopy 60”x87” 300.00. Call Cary 250-364-0440

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$72,000 AWESOME VIEWS! WELL maintained trailer at 21 pines. New floors, furnace, bathroom 250-8250089 ROSEMONT: COZY, CHARMING HOME, 3Bdr, great neighbourhood & views, gardens, wood floors, $330,000 or (250)352-9235 COMFORTABLE 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath Home in Castlegar, solarium, fireplace, full basement, $239,900 I.D.#196332 Phone 354-3793 4BDRM 2 CAR garage with shop, 2600sqft. house for sale. 250.359.7911 ROSSLAND 1 BEDROOM Condo For Sale $69,500 See details: http:// or call (250) 608-7246 HIGH COST OF homes in Nelson got you down?Just a 45 minute drive and you could get alot more house for your money! This 4 bedroom , 2 full bath Home in desirable neighbourhood in Castlegar might be for you. This Home has been completely renovated and must be seen to be appreciated. asking $329,900 I.D.#196333 3543793

SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOM suite. 1 min to Nelson. Pets ok! Yard, deck, views, parking...$1100/mo. Immediatley. 352 7303

BEAUTIFUL, DOWNTOWN , stand alone building for lease. 2300 sq. ft. , 601 Kootenay St. Please phone for details; 250-825-9932

2BDRM TRAILER, SMALL yard on bus route in Appledale. $700 with power. 226.7275


LOOKING TO RENT to own or financing on house/mobile on small acreage in Salmo area. Between 100,000/175,000 down payment available. Contact Bob or Lisa 1(604)885-0175 1(604)740-6473 1(604)741-5503 QUIET, RELIABLE 30YEAR old male seeks housing. Willing to do maintenance/renovation work. Contact Ken K 250-352-9876 LOOKING FOR ACREAGE 10-15 minutes from town. Have a lot in Nelson to trade. 250-825-4467

QUEENS BAY. 1 bdrm apt. Great view. Suitable for single person. $475.00 +utilities. 250-229-5280

BATCHELOR SUITE ON main floor, private riverfront house in Slocan Park. N/S N/P $650/month + utilities 250-5052067 1 BEDROOM LOWER suite of private riverfront house in Slocan Park. N/S N/P $700/month + utilities 250-5052067 2 BEDROOM HOUSE near Slocan City, acreage, wood/electric heat, pets okay, references. Available now. 250-352-0798 2 FURNISHED ROOMS avail. now and April 1st. $400. and $500/month. phone 250-551-9275 or 250-3522241. ROOMMATES WANTED FOR upper suite on Granite Rd. available April 15 or sooner 505-4147 3-BEDROOM MAIN FLOOR suite, yard, view, central location n/s, s/p, 1100.00, + utilities 250-505-3942

Against The Wind Nursery select plants, endless possibilities

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URGENTLY REQUIRED 1 or 2brdm apt or mobile trailer.REASONABLE rent please 250-352-3619

QUITE, 2 BDRM, down town suite with deck, available May 1, $1050/ month, heat included, 354-3545

QUIET DEPENDABLE SINGLE 30 yr old male seeks affordable housing in Nelson area. Ken 352-9876

BRAND NEW FULLY furnished 1 bdrm suit downtown, all inclusive, internet satellite, wash/dry, jetbath, hardwood 354-2093

LOOKING FOR SMALL suite, room, camper, etc. $375 inclusive. Work/trade welcome. Darren 250.512.2105.

MAY 1ST 800SQFT 1bedroom 1/2 duplex, lower fairview n/s n/p $740/ mo, lease, references req’d 3526311

FAMILY OF THREE, professional, employed, with references, seek 23BDRM house with yard, in or near Nelson (within 20 min.) for long term rental (3-5yrs). Julia 325-5541

3 BEDROOM ROSEMONT duplex, $1200 plus utilities, NS/NP, W/D, off street parking, May 1st, 250-3529209 AWESOME 1400 SQFT 2 bedrooms 5 appliances huge deck overlooking Sunshine Bay BusRoute Beach access $1100 2503541784 BRIGHT, 1 BEDROOM semi basement suite, W/D no pets, available May 1st $650/month plus utilites 3547758 TWO BEDROOM SUITE. Laundry avail. No Smoking. No Pets. $825. 352-6849 1 BEDROOM APT. in Rosemont. $620 includes utilities. Available April 1. 250-352-1288 UPPER FLOOR 2 bedroom uphill Nelson. View, deck, parking, N/P, May1st to Sept1st $900/month. 250354-0177

LOOKING FOR RENTAL approx. $400, N/s, N/P, reliable, helpful male, 40+. 352-9876/352-6200 message/ FAMILY HOME ON acreage wanted 15 minutes from Nelson. Wood heat preferred, excellent references 3526846 FAMILY SEEKING 2-4BR. house ��� in Nelson area April or May call 604 795 4821 �

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IN ROSEMONT, MANY appliances, on bus route, beautiful view, storage. ������������������������ $420 monthly incl. (250)509-0671

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CASTLEGAR FURNISHED���������������� PARTIAL suite and bedroom shared kitchen Part time and full time and bathroom. $450 & $400 230Esthetician needed for busy ��������������������������� 304-7806. spa. Must have experience

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cover letter to Mountain Waters Spa by April 1st via email at mwsmanagement@gmail. com or in person to 205 Victoria St.


STEEL BUILDINGS BUILDING sale! less than wood, canvas or steel trusses. This months specials: ������������������������ 30x40 $8600. 25x40 $6900. 40x100 Patrick Davis (son of Frayne and $24,800. others. Pioneer ��������������������� Steel Sheila Davis, brother of Leanne Manufacturers Direct 1-800-668Davis and father to Max Dog) of 5422. ��������������������


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are happy to announce SLOCAN RIVER WELCOMES their upcoming wedding. you with new vacation condos on��������������������������� the river at Passmore, gateway to������������������������ The big day will be on a hopefully Valhalla Provincial Park. Hot tub, sunny July day, 2010, starting BBQ, wheelchair/elderly access. with a ceremony on the lakefront ���������������������������������������������� 250.226.7712 www.hellovalhalla. dock by the Prestige Inn, with a com. Discover it! reception to follow at the Rod and

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QUIET SINGLE MAN, many years ��� experience in renovation construction looking to rent or trade work for rent in Slocan Valley area or out��� skirts of Nelson. 250.366.4164

Gun Club.

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CHRISTIAN FAMILY SEEKS 3+ bedroom long term Nelson rental. excellent refs. Have senior cats. 250-354-4198.

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Great living. Great price.s #1106-7th St 250.354.9499 for sales

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6376 Slocan River Road Winlaw 250.226.6957


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Please proof for accuracy then phone, fax or email with any cha Phone: 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352.5075 • Email: sales@ NEW LISTING BRADERWOOD CONDO ROSEMENT GEM! WATERFRONT ACREAGE! Please proof for accuracy then phone, fax or email with any changes or an approval. Full upgrade package in this main 3 bed. 3 bath home & over 200’ of frontage Don’t miss thisis3 not bed. 2responsible bath. home Outstanding 3 bed. 3 bath. after view con-the clie The Express for any errors floor 1 bed. + den condo unit inin meticulous condition with excelwith on West Arm of Kootenay Lake. lent, mature landscaping. Over sized dominium in quality development. Gas air conditioning, cherry Phone: 250.354.3910 • cluding Fax: 250.352.5075 • Email: wood cabinets, hardwood floors, Spectacular 4.36 gently sloping acres with rooms, covered deck, triple garage fireplace, large deck, fully equipped gas range, electric fireplace and sandy beach,gorgeous views,approx.10 with bonus room above in a private 1/4 kitchen. 2 bed. on main & 1 in finished The Express is not responsible for any errors off. granite countertops. In “as new” after the client has signedacre setting! lower level with a total of 2600 sq. ft.

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