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Nelson’s newest retirement community open Nelson Mayor John Dooley and dignitaries cut the ribbon at the official opening of Lake View Village on Monday morning, May 10. Although it has just officially opened, it is already full and has a waiting list. “We are 100 per cent reserved at this point. We are still putting people on wait lists and taking names,” says Lillejord. Bill Bennett, MLA Kootenay East, speaking about how the Province is encouranging more senior’s and affordable housing, says, “We set up a housing fund with 250 million dollars in it and said to the Province, find community partners, find non-profits, whoever you can find who want to build senior’s housing or affordable housing, some place in the province - bring us your ideas - tell us who your partners are - tell us how you propose to finance this and we will give you some money - we don’t expect any return on it.”


Left to right: Columbia Basin Trust director Mike Berg, Nelson Mayor John Dooley, Ms. Audrey Phillips, a Lake View Village resident, Bill Bennett, MLA Kootenay East and Minister of Community and Rural Development, and Endre Lillejord, owner of Golden Life Development, who is the developer of Lake View Village, cut the ribbon at the official opening of Lake View Village, Nelson’s latest housing development aimed specifically for active seniors.

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JULIA GILLMOR The logging community in the Slocan area has something to celebrate. Springer Creek Forest Products intends to reopen its doors and get it’s employees back to work by the beginning of June. “The Lumber markets have improved substantially over the last several months and now the economics makes sense to be operating, said General Manager Ralph Tomlin

from his office at the mill on Monday. Springer Creek purchased the mill from Canfor five years ago. “We’re still trying to fully organize loggers and log supply and we’ve been unable to nail down a firm date but we’re targeting the first week of June. Our main loggers did find work elsewhere and they can’t just drop their work to come back, so we’re lining up alternate people to do logging for us and seeing

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Grounded Gives to the Kids

Tuesday, May 18 at Grounded Coffee House, 616 Vernon St.

On Tuesday, May 18 Grounded Organic Coffee House will be donating all of their proceeds for day to the Kootenay Kids Society Nutrition for Families; there will also be an opportunity for you to purchase a limited edition $20 cup of Coffee filled with gifts from local businesses. Last year Grounded gave daily proceeds to the Kootenay Kids Society, raising over $2,000 for the Life After Birth program. This year the teams goal is to bring nutrition to children of unfortunate circumstances in Nelson. The Kootenay Kids Society’s mission is to help individuals, families and child care providers achieve their potential through support, education and childcare programs. To help raise awareness and funds for this program Grounded and a dozen other businesses have joined together to create a fundraising event. Along


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Overplanted? Share the bounty

In spite of tugging on the turn would distribute them reins of restraint, my wild to her friends. It was a good planting side is hard to keep system. As for the squash, in check at this time of year. the perfect carving pumpkin I am easily seduced by the was not enough. The thrill of prose and promise scribed pulling back the foliage, and on seed packages and the growing gardens finding the perfectly formed lush vegetable six-packs that Helen Sebelius bright orange fruit nestled adorn garden centres. So below, was more encourageSeveral years ago I ven- ment then I needed. much so, that I often plant tured into the “land of tomaI was not deterred by more than I can consume. While my standard pur- toes and squash”. Little did the huge number of oddly chases are tried and true, it is I know that my quest for shaped, coloured and texmy curiosity for the unfamil- a prolific cherry tomato, a tured fruits that grew in our iar that causes me to over- tasty heritage tomato and a garden last year. After filling plant. Common sense tells well-formed carving pump- shelves in our cold room I me that I don’t need four kin would lead to endless made phone calls, filled the varieties of lettuce, five kinds summer grazing, my winter’s back of the pick up truck of potatoes, six kinds of basil supply of tomato sauce, and a and happily delivered the and enough squash to feed desire to grow more squash. bounty. What seemed to be Saving seeds from those too much quickly became the entire neigbourhood; tomatoes was my invitation just enough to fill cupboards but, the pleasure of planting, to plant generously the next and cold rooms wanting for and images of the bounty that will be mine to share year. In the back of my mind winter stock. Over-planting with friends and neighbours, I knew that I could give the turned out to be a good sysplants to a friend, who in tem once again. often cloud my vision. 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 Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call 250-226-6957.

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with donating the day’s pro- own community. I do this ceeds, Grounded and other fundraising event to make local businesses have cre- sure that everyone gets a ated the $20 Cup of Coffee chance.” Says Sasha Kitch, - purchase of a delicious Owner of Grounded. cup of Kootenay coffee will For further informa����������������� come with a bundle of gifts tion or to reserve your generously donated by local $20 Cup of Coffee, call businesses. Grounded at 250-352������������������ “I feel it is very important 1712 and learn more at ��������������� that we don’t lose focus on the needs that ������������� exist in our - submitted

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Facing problems with Castlegar’s historic Brilliant Bridge reopens Suspension seniors living facilities Brilliant Bridge Re-opening In August, 2008, B.C. Ombudsperson Kim Carter announced a “systematic investigation into problems with seniors’ care, including residential and assisted living facilities and home support services.” Investigators visited 50 residential care and assisted living facilities from urban, suburban and rural areas and from each provincial health authority. Carter’s office received over 600 responses to the on-line questionnaire, and more than 300 phone responses. More than 200 complaint files were opened. Meetings were held in 2008 with the Minister and staff from Health Services, and the Minister and staff from Healthy Living and Sport. The investigation led to The Best of Care: Getting It Right For Seniors in British Columbia (Part 1), the Ombudsperson’s Report to the B.C. Legislature in December, 2009. This first of two reports focuses on residents of 24-hour residential care facilities. The report, available on the internet, contains ten recommendations. The two ministries have begun actions related to four of the 10. The ministries have accepted the recommendation, or the intent of the recommen-

Saturday, May 22, 10 a.m. at the Brilliant Cultural Centre, Castlegar

been thinkin’ about George Millar dation, of the other six. But the proposed actions on the six are, in Carter’s opinion, “insufficient to address the problems identified.” Each facility is now required to develop and post in a prominent location a Bill of Rights for Residents. All staff, residents, and families of residents can now know what is available and expected. One recommendation was that a single, province-wide website listing all care facilities, with comparative information regarding each, be developed. This would help potential residents and their families make more informed decisions about appropriate placement. This has not happened. Given that there are some 22,000 in residential care in B.C., and that 85 per cent are 65 years old or older, Carter’s report and its recommendations have the potential to impact a lot of B.C.’s seniors and their families. Read the report, then get involved.

Celebrate the re-opening of the historic Brilliant Suspension Bridge on the Kootenay River near Castlegar on Saturday, May 22. The festivities are planned to coincide with the 63rd Annual USCC Doukhobor Union of Youth Festival at the Brilliant Cultural Centre in Castlegar whose theme this year is “Bridging Communities in Harmony.” The bridge was built by the local Doukhobor community over a seven-month period in 1913 and was used until 1966, when a new bridge was constructed. Public outcry saved the historic bridge from demolition in the 1970s and in 1991, a Working Group was formed to explore the possibility of restoring the bridge. After years of perseverance by some members of the community, the bridge was declared a National Historic Site of Canada in 1995. Fundraising led to the start of restoration work last fall, which will see the bridge re-open to foot traffic only. “What a great final chapter in the story of this unique historical and cultural structure,” said Gordon Zaitsoff, Director with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. “The

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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.

restoration of the Brilliant Suspension Bridge will be a catalyst for many other endeavours to promote our community, cultural and historical resources. The project has definitely been a highlight during my tenure as a regional director. It would not be possible without the dedication of volunteers, associated provincial ministries and valued sponsors.” The official opening ceremonies will commence at the Brilliant Cultural Centre at 10 a.m. on May 22, with guest speakers and entertainment, followed by the official ribbon cutting

The Community First Health Coop operates the Wellness Centre at 518 Lake Street in Nelson. It is a volunteer organization assisting West Kootenay communities in the area of health and wellness, affordable housing and assistance for seniors. It provides services through a co-operative partnership of consumers and healthservice providers. The Co-op’s membership drive is beginning now, prior to the Annual General Meeting on June 24th. New memberships must be purchased 30


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ceremony at the Brilliant Suspension Bridge, which is within walking distance of the Brilliant Cultural Centre. Provincial and municipal elected officials will be participating, along with First Nations representatives. Organizers will be asking those in attendance to help recreate a historic photo that was taken in 1913 when the bridge was originally opened. Following the ceremony, the public will be invited to return to the Brilliant Cultural Centre grounds where refreshments will be provided. Regular festival programming will occur

after 2 p.m. with cultural presentations and performances, and those interested in a taste of Doukhobor culture are encouraged to attend. All activities are free, except for an evening program which will occur on Saturday. Tickets for the Saturday evening event are available in advance. For more information on the 63rd Annual USCC Doukhobor Union of Youth Festival, visit and click on “Calendar of Events.” - submitted

Community First Health Co-op holds membership drive days before the date of the AGM in order to obtain voting privileges. Shares are $10 each for individuals with corporations requiring 10 shares equalling $100. Any amount of shares can be purchased through Nelson & District Credit Union and Community First Pharmacy in the Wellness Centre. The present membership is in excess of 1,100. If you are a member and your residence and/or email address has changed, please correct these at or phone Gerrie at (250)352-3347, so


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In 1915, a sign was posted on bridge that read, “Strictly prohibited - smoking and trespassing with firearms over this bridge.”

that you may receive future mailings. The mission of the Community First Health Co-op is to enhance the health and wellness of communities, families and individuals by providing services through a co-operative partnership of consumers and healthservice providers. Please join the Health Co-op so we can all share the vision of providing healthy solutions for healthy communities. - submitted

EcoCentric: Helpful tips for a green graduation In 2008, L.V. Rogers’ everyone the responsibility or purchase china from a graduating student Melanie (a word always stressed in consignment store. Does it Lacroix believed a sus- grad speeches) to put into really matter if everything tainable graduation could practice what is preached. matches perfectly? be both fun as well as a Global warming gives us It’s also wise to choose challenge with 3Rs action ample reason to rethink the caterers, suppliers and (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). way we celebrate graduaservices with high envieco tips ronmental standards, and She wrote a letter to a local tion of the zero waste genLarraine Roulston avoid individual creamers, newspaper about the con- eration. cept and joined her grad A 3Rs team could initi- etarian, local, organic and sugar packets, straws and committee to persuade ate environmental choices in-season menu; arrange other disposable items. others to make environ- to ensure that at the end of for local and seasonal flow- Also, consider donating mentally sound decisions. the day, clutter is separated ers; consider energy savings untouched food to the local June is graduation for recycling and compost- regarding electricity when food bank. month in Nelson. Are prin- ing as well as placing reus- choosing entertainment This decade, responsible lighting; purchase waste management should cipals, teachers and par- able decorations in storage and any gifts from local artists be part and parcel of every ent volunteers on gradu- boxes. ating committees up for Considerations for a who use environmentally graduation, seasonal banthe challenge of a ‘Green Green Grad are: announce sound materials; decorate quet, festival, and social Grad’? Environmental 2010 will be a Zero Waste with recycling and reuse gathering. choices for gala events give graduation; choose a veg- in mind and rent, borrow, Larraine Roulston is a volunteer at the West Kootenay EcoSociety. For more information contact the EcoSociety at or 354-1909.

thenews What is your opinion about dogs in the downtown core? Answer online at or go to the Kootenay Weekly Express Facebook page.

Results published next week! The survey closes at midnight Sunday, May 16. TheQuestion is a new addition to the Express. A new survey will be posted every week and we encourage reader participation. Do you have a question you’d like answered? Email it to

Last week we asked, What is your opinion on the recreational use of marijuana? strongly disagree disagree I don’t know agree strongly agree Marijuana should be legal for all uses






Marijuana should only be legal for medical uses






Marijuana should be taxed






Marijuana use leads to the use of harder drugs






Marijuana use may cause long-term health problems






Marijuana use has a negative impact on society






Marijuana use has a positive impact on society






Marijuana should continue to be illegal






Marijuana laws need to be harsher






“I understand that in Europe they’re considering categorizing current ‘high test’ varieties (extremely high THC & corresponding low ‘mellowing’ component) as an entirely different drug than what existed 30/40 years ago.” “Have a puff, MELLOW fellow.”


“Since it’s clear that the majority of BC citizens are opposed to this law, why are we not updating the law to match the beliefs of the majority?” “The negative impact on society is mainly from illegality.” “The only reason why

people protest for it, is so they can smoke it legally in public places. Illegal drugs are bad for people!” “Cannabis is a gift from the Creator and is the Tree of Life. Cannabis/ Hemp for food, fuel, fibre, and medicine.” “Marijuana should be controlled and sold just like alcohol with appropriate controls such as no sales to minors and government controls on the amounts of THC in the product just as tobacco and alcohol is regulated.” “Prohibition supports organized crime. Marijuana should be treated the same as coffee.” “More research needs to go into its medical uses. Pot is no more harmful than alcohol or coffee, and less harmful physically than cigarettes,


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Some preliminary chit chat vis-à-vis Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity


“Pot does NOT lead to harder drugs, harder drugs lead to harder drugs. I know people who don’t smoke grass but do other drugs.”

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but there is a fine line between use and abuse.” “I don’t use marijuana, and I don’t agree with it. But I think it should be legal, and taxed like alcohol and tobacco, two legal substances that add nothing positive to society.” “The problems with marijuana all arise from it having been made illegal. It is a medicinal plant, one that anyone ought to be able to cultivate and make use of without any restriction from authority. Of course, everyone in a civil society is responsible for appropriate behaviour, and should the use of marijuana lead to behavioural problems in some cases, then we do need to deal with (and can deal with) those problems.” “It makes my husband a better person.” 54 respondants ��������������


This week we will discuss ideas described on pages 11-13 of P.C.W. Davies’ and J. Brown’s book, Superstrings: A Theory of Everything?, published by Cambridge University Press, 1988. Recall from last week, according to Newton’s theory of gravity, gravitational forces act instantaneously across space, but this was found to violate Einstein’s special theory of relativity, since it meant gravitational effects travelled faster than the speed of light, which is not possible, as far as we know. So, what to do? Einstein took several years to come up with the General Theory of Relativity to address this problem. This week’s column describes some of the background, and next week we shall discuss aspects of this theory of Einstein’s. Einstein often developed his ideas and theories through thought experiments (this is encouraging, as we all have the apparatus to undertake thought experiments!). In one such experiment, imagine two test masses A and B inside a box and that all three of

dr. science Morgan Dehnel these items are free-falling to earth (refer to Figure 1). To minimize uncertainties in our results we would start the free-fall way above the bulk of the earth’s atmosphere to minimize air resistance. We would also minimize the mutual gravitation of test masses A and B by ensuring their masses were extremely small. Now, if we observe the masses A and B and the box in free fall as they approached the earth, they would all have the same acceleration due to gravitation, and we might assume that A and B would fall parallel to each other, and thus maintain precisely the same distance apart throughout the duration of the free-fall. However, mass A and mass B are both actually falling on trajectories towards the centre of the earth, so gradually, as the box falls

towards the earth, mass A and mass B would approach each other within the box, as shown in Figure 1. This phenomenon gave Einstein a clue for the development of the General Theory of Relativity, which we shall discuss further next week.

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

Briefly BC SPCA Open House Saturday, May 15, 12-4 p.m. at the Nelson SPCA, 520-C Falls St.

The Nelson Branch of the BC SPCA invites everyone to an animalthemed day of fun at the open house. Hill’s® Science Diet® is partnering with BC SPCA branches across the province to promote adoption of homeless animals during Be Kind to Animals month in May.

Community Forum with BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko Monday, May 17, 7 p.m. at the Slocan Legion Hall, 502 Harold St., Slocan

Elected officials from municipal and regional governments will join Atamanenko in an open panel presentation to constituents on their latest hot topics, followed by an open discussion, with questions and comments sought from residents. MLA Katrine Conroy will be unable to attend due to her kidney donation operation. Atamanenko will be joined on the panel by Madeleine Perriere, Mayor of Slocan; Gary Wright, Mayor of New Denver,

and Chair of the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK); John Everett, Mayor of Silverton; and Walter Popoff, Area H RDCK Director.

Rail Trail Poker Pedal Sunday, May 16, 11 a.m. at the Slocan Park Hall, 3036 Hwy. 6

The Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society partners up with Slocan Valley Recreation to host the fourth Annual Slocan Valley Poker Pedal. Every year, the Poker Pedal introduces riders to a new part of the scenic Slocan Valley Rail Trail and along the way there will be poker stations where everyone grabs a playing card, with the winning hand being discovered at the end of the trail. The annual Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society’s AGM takes place

Thursday, May 20 at the Passmore Hall. You can become a member at the bike ride, or join prior to the AGM, which gets underway at 7 p.m. For more info contact Slocan Valley Recreation at 226-0008 or 1-888-683SVRT.

Dreams to Reality Friday, May 28, 5 p.m. at the Nelson & District Community Complex, 305 Hall St.

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Street Talk: What is your favourite free thing to do in Nelson?

When I have nothing to do I like to walk along Baker Street and talk to people, because the people here are always friendly and smiling.

Real Germain, Port-Rouge, Quebec

I like to hike Pulpit at least once or twice a week.

Ryan Bourdeau, Nelson

May 5, 2010


Thank you to the concerned readers for taking a stand on healthcare


Dear Editor, Many of your readers will be aware of the recent controversial issue over the proposed 25 per cent cuts to operating room time at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail and the subsequent campaign to over turn this decision. With the help of your newspaper we would like to thank all those concerned area citizens who wrote letters to their elected officials, signed the petition or were one of over 1,000 people who showed up at the Public Rally in Trail to protest these cuts. Thanks also to the elected representatives who supported this campaign. With the help of this public pressure, another meeting with IHA and the surgeons resulted in almost all the operating

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room hours being restored, though sadly, not all the nurses’ hours. People in this valley are passionate about quality health care. Each community is facing unique challenges as health care budget cuts are revealed. The umbrella health activist group, Connected Communities, has contacts in communities from Nakusp to Rossland, Kaslo to Nelson, Trail and Castlegar. If we work together to advocate for quality, affordable, accessible, publicly funded health care our communities will be stronger. Keep up the pressure on your elected officials to advocate on your behalf. Sally Williams, President, Castlegar & District Health Watch.

Commentary: What are you doing for World Hepatitis Day? Shawn, age 46, was living a regular life, walking his dog, spending time at Lake Side Park, having dinner with friends, and working part time as a carpenter. He was a healthy guy that liked the outdoors, hiking, and volunteering. One day Shawn was having trouble remembering his appointments. His head had seemed a little foggy for the last couple of weeks which he had simply put off as being a little tired from work. The only thing that seemed a little out of the ordinary was a touch of the flu, which was only odd in that it was spring not the fall when he usually came down with something. Flash back to twenty years before, Shawn was living in Vancouver and life wasn’t quite as easy. A young man loose in the city with little holding him down, and lots of opportunity for risk both personal and professional, Shawn found himself falling into the warehouse DJ party

scene. He liked the music somewhat, but he really liked connecting to people and a community better, it made him feel apart of something when he began meeting folks. Back to present day Nelson, Shawn feeling ill for a few weeks, decides to check into the clinic to see the doctor. After a routine check-up the doctor suggests he get a little blood work done as precaution to determine if there is anything out of the ordinary. Otherwise Shawn seems physically fine and aside from some abdominal pain is in relative good health. Although Shawn is not a real person, his experience is reflective of many people that live here in the Kootenay region. The difference is that when our fictional character Shawn gets his blood work done it is discovered that he has a hepatitis C viral infection. Perhaps Shawn contracted it some twenty years before from a couple of risky

health decisions sharing needles, or other drug paraphernalia, unclean tattooing gear, sharing razors or toothbrushes, could have all lead to blood to blood contact and infection. Hepatitis C is known as a silent killer, as most people will show no noticeable symptoms for many years, even decades. In BC the rate of infection for hepatitis C is double the national average. There are 52,000 confirmed cases of hepatitis C in BC alone (as of 2005), with an added estimate of 20,000 people undiagnosed. The need for awareness is paramount. May 19th is World Hepatitis Day. a ANKORS is the HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C support organization for the Kootenay Boundary region. Please visit our information table in front of the Kootenay Co-op (also in Trail at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital). Brahm Taylor ANKORS

Green space on Baker would be the best thing we can do for town

I take my dog for walks along the waterfront. It’s 8km from my house to the end and back, so it’s a great walk for me and my dog.

Barbara Fleming, Nelson

I just moved here, so I like looking at all the old heritage buildings and everyone’s beautiful gardens.

Kate McVarish, Nelson

I am writing disgusted with the Express’ last article, ”Don’t close Baker St.” The entire article was fraught with references only to people, cars, businesses and shopping. This land that humans are conditioned to believe is a town called “Nelson” is really supposed to be an old growth forest. Where now there is pavement and asphalt, there used to reign huge, magnificent old trees with lush undergrowth; where beautiful wildlife bears, cougars, coyotes, foxes, deer, elk, birds, etc. roamed freely. All we have now are stinky, polluting, petro gorging cars noisily racing down paved streets. Once beautiful moss-covered rocks and boulders lived beside springs and streams. Peace, tranquility, and honour for the dignity of life reigned and perfect symbiotic relationships of harmony were inherent in the life that existed here. Now there are square cement blocks of buisnesses sittting on egregious asphalt. With the arrival of the Europeans, the crimes of violence and massacre of animals and nature bagan and continue uninterupted here to this day. Humans have tortured this Earth into a disaster that has gone far beyond a state of emergency. In creating a small area in Nelson that is car-free and planting more trees and plants, we are remedying, albeit in a small

way, our crimes against nature here. We would be giving back a very small part of the horrendous amount that we’ve taken. People say that having to walk an extra minute would be such an inconvenience, but what about the animals and nature that were killed and massacred to construct the roads that you drive on? Humans, give up this push button convenience mentality so that animals and nature can start to feel they have a place on their Earth, that they can start to feel safe to live and be on their Earth. Create a car-free zone, plant more trees, and more plants. Watch the birds return, watch the squirrels run up the trees and bees pollinating. I want to tell all of you, you cannot at this moment imagine how good and different you will feel walking down Baker with more trees, plants, oxygen, cleaner air, birds, squirrels, and bees. Your experience will be a quality of greater peace of mind and relaxation in body. you will begin to realize what a sanctuary this feels like in an artificial world of people, cars, buisness and shopping. by prohibiting cars and planting more green on Baker St. we are inviting nature to return in a small way. It is certainly not enough, but we gotta start somewhere. Gina Drake Crescent Valley

Marijuana use should be legal. It is the only way to have enough resources to educate the people over its dangers and potential dangers. It is also the only way compassionate, medical or other good benefits of the drug can be properly exploited in our society. Marijuana does have some potential benefits as well as potential harmful effects. Nothing we do is all good or all bad. Society has a right to put controls on certain activities. Our society says no person under the age of 19 can drink in a pub and people are not allowed to smoke cigarettes in public facilities. We have even gone so far as to not allow smoking in open areas such as parks. What would the de-criminalization of marijuana look like? That is yet to be determined. Alcohol is legal and because of education its use has been modified. Not so long ago it wasn’t uncom-

mon to hear “Do you want one more for the road?” just as you were walking out the door. Today the host takes the keys away from the drunk who wants to drive. The problems created by alcohol consumption were not solved in the USA by prohibition, but the gangs that controlled the illegal distribution of alcohol lost a major portion of their income when it became legalized. If we legalize marijuana – perhaps decriminalize might be a better word – we would have many more resources available to deal with the gangs the drug helped to create. The illegality of marijuana has not stopped or reduced its usage over the last 50 years. Recreational use of marijuana, like alcohol and cigarettes, can become a health issue. It can be discouraged by government, but not by creating criminals out of those who use or have health issues around it.

Fish Heads and Flowers Fish Heads to the lady in front of me at a local store check out. There was no reason for you to be so rude to the lady at the counter she was doing a good job! Then you had the nerve to question customer service? You are a customer most could do without. Keep your bad day to yourself! - Offended by rudeness Flowers To the unique and especially special valley-dwelling being(s) who open their special cabin to those sharing their interests of enjoying children. Thank you for making yourself so accessible to those with the same passions. May true love and vibrance find your inner child through experiencing the true youth of others. - Young at heart

Fish Heads to the store that sells bad products and doesn’t seem to care. The almighty dollar is what you are out for, not the happiness of your customers, whom you treat with no respect. - Very sad shopper Flowers To our very understanding and lenient landlords who have been so patient with us! We are grateful that you are still letting us live there, even though we are behind on payments! - Happy tenants Fish Heads to the single mom who would rather party than take care of her young son. Horrified

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Mark Hug and May Charters wrote, directed and star in Lovers in a Dangerous Time, premiering at the Capitol on Wednesday, May 19.

Filmed entirely in Creston, but Lovers in a Dangerous Time tells a universal story JULIA GILLMOR

Lovers in a Dangerous Time Wednesday, May 19, 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, 421 Victoria St. A Fliks presentation

When Mark Hug and May Charters arrived in Creston for Hug’s 10-year high school reunion it seemed like as good a time as any to being filming their movie, Lovers In A Dangerous Time. Working as actors in Los Angeles, and collaborating on side projects, they were in search of what to do next. Hug had been mulling over a story idea surrounding the dynamic of two brothers and the struggle that existed between them. “One had made it and one hadn’t. And I said that there should be a girl. And that’s pretty much how it

started,” says Charters. “I had a camera, equipment and all kinds of gear because I had been making films. So we decide to go to the reunion and bring a camera with us.” Hug grew up on his family’s apple orchard in Creston and was studying business in Calgary when he was discovered by a modeling agency and went to work in London and New York. “Suddenly I had a lot of free time so I started taking acting classes and reading books and taught myself about film and story telling.” Growing up with parents in the biz, it wasn’t much of a leap for Charters to move into film after attending drama school in England. “My parents are film makers, my dad is a VP who shot 24 when it was still going. I guess I’m a product of being a set rat.”

Charters grew up with an old Steinbeck editing machine in her bedroom. “Maybe that infiltrated my mind,” she laughs. “It definitely affected me and I love film.” The shoot at the reunion included eight deliberately placed actors, four cameras and no second takes. “We shot live during the actual reunion and people thought we were crazy. When we got back to LA we just sat with it for a while.” What began as a short film ended up as their feature, Lovers in a Dangerous Time. They picked an old friend to serve as boom man and an author to act as cameraman, used local actors and Hug’s friends and slipped key actors into otherwise real moments. The movie stars Hug and Charters in the lead roles of Todd and Allison. He’s a local could-

have-been and she’s a successful illustrator of children’s books. The two rekindle a lost love affair from childhood, amid Todd’s difficult personal relationship with his brother. The movie brims with hope, longing and nostalgia. “The film spans the four seasons, which was my original intent. We would shoot for a couple of weeks with a crew and then drive back down to LA where we have jobs that allow us to make money, and then we would drive back up with money in our pockets and shoot for another two weeks and then we’d drive back down to LA. “We continued this process for a little over a year,” reveals Hug. But the movie still had no official script. Once the initial filming was complete and the editing began, it became evident where the holes in

the story were. “We went back up to Creston and spent a few weeks shooting to fill in all the holes. So the script was really written in the middle.” Five years later the film has covered the festival circuit, premiering at The Method Fest in LA, and picking up various awards from other festivals. “The official opening of this film tour is in Nelson. This is truly an independent venture even the distribution company is our own, based out of Boswell, BC,” says Hug. Billed as a date night movie for everyone, oozing with Canadiana and beautifully shot, Lovers In a Dangerous Time will be screening on May 19 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson. The writing, directing and actor team of Mark Hug and May Charters will be in attendance.

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May 5, 2010

Briefly 9th Annual Suzuki Celebration Concert Sunday, May 16, 2 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, 421 Victoria St.

The theme of this year’s program is “Together in Music” which beautifully reflects the Suzuki philosophy. This family friendly concert by kids, for kids involves more than fifty students from the studios of Daphne and Miranda Hughes, Stephanie Judy, Nancy Potter, and David Stewart. For further information call David Stewart at 250-366-4623 or Miranda Hughes at 250-358-2282.

Mishra School of Indian Classical Music Monday, May 10 - Friday, June 4 at Selkirk College, Tenth Street Campus

From his home city of Benares India, an ancient spiritual centre of traditional music and Hindu culture, Pandit Deobrat Mishra is bringing classical North Indian ragas and folk music to Nelson. Classes will take place in a one-month intensive program or in increments of one week periods from May 10 through June 4. For further information visit or contact Michael Nisbet at 250-551-2229 or via email at mishramusic@gmail. com.

Salsa and Merengue Night Friday, May 21, 8-12 p.m. at Finley’s Irish Pub, 705 Vernon St.

Join Gina Fortune and Jen Menzibal for the latest latin moves and sounds directly from Venezuela. There will be a merengue class from 8-8:30 p.m. taught by Jen. Singles are welcome.

Out of the Ordinary Wednesday, May 19, 6-9 p.m. at the Dancing Bear Inn, 171 Baker

For his first exhibition in seven years, Olindo Chiocca decided to take photography back to its origins, where photographs were taken of everyday people, ordinary objects and familiar places. Period cameras used for this exhibition include: Kodak No. 1 Pocket Camera (1910s); Kodak Retina II (1930s); Graflex Speed Graphic press camera (1940s); Rolleiflex Twin Lens reflex (1960s), and a Pentax ME (1970s).

Zoey Wren CD Launch Saturday, May 15, 7-10 p.m. at the Nelson United Church, 602 Silica St.

Singer Songwriter Zoey Wren (Lewis) is returning to Nelson to launch her new vocal CD, Make Me a River. A consummate composer, pianist, and singer, Wren’s performance will be a blend of folk, bossa nova, jazz, pop, and a capella. Tickets are available at Eddy Music and Jennie’s Books in Winlaw.

Paintings by Karen Guilbault Throughout the month of May at the Kootenay Bakery, 377 Baker

Well-known artist Karen Guilbault is showing her landscape paintings at Kootenay Bakery for the month of May. Guilbault is showing some traditional oil paintings, as well as new mixed media paintings created by pouring acrylic inks and liquid acrylics over a wet gel surface.

to live traditional music. This month’s dance features guest caller Karen Samter. Instruction for beginners will take place from 7-7:30 p.m. and the dance is from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The Cropdusters Saturday, May 15, 9 p.m. at the Royal, 330 Baker St.

Fronted by international singing sensation Dallas Wolbaum, the band is comprised of a select few of Nelson’s best and most acomplished musicians. The music is raw, highenergy outlaw country from yesteryear, paying homage to some of the greats such as Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Waylon Jennings.

Vancouver Killing Spree w/ Wantmonster and Drunk Uncle Thursday, May 20, 9 p.m. at the Royal, 330 Baker St.

Kicking off the soiree will be Nelson’s newest degenerates, Drunk Uncle.

The Armed Man audition call Sunday, May 16, 12-7 p.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 702 Stanley St.

Under the direction of Allison Girvan, NCO will produce an exciting contemporary work for chorus, soloists and orchestra by the Welsh composer, Karl Jenkins. Entitled the Armed Man, this work is described by Jenkins as a mass for peace. Jenkins combines Latin mass with secular texts by noted poets such as Swift, Dryden and Tennyson. The NCO production of the Armed Man will be the first performance of the work in the Kootenays and will feature choreography created specifically for the Nelson production by local dancer/architect, Thomas Low. Girvan plans to assemble a chorus of 64 of the area’s finest singers. Anyone interested in auditioning can call Allison Girvan at 250-354-3882 for more information.


Contra Dance

Friday, May 14, 7:30 PM Central School Gym, 811 Stanley St.

East Van punk squad Vancouver Killing Spree is rolling through town, taking their monster riffs and frenzied stage show with them. Local anti-heroes Wantmonster will be joining the bill, with a hybrid of punk, metal, and thrash.


Contra dance is a great way to meet new people, exercise the body and listen

Rick Scott Family Concert Saturday, May 15, 3 p.m. at the Vallican Whole Community Centre, 3762 Little Slocan River Rd., Vallican

Rick Scott combines music and humour in lively participatory concerts for all ages. For over 35 years he has performed in nine countries and released 18 recordings, including seven children’s CDs. Tickets are available in advance at Jenny’s Book Garden in Winlaw, and Otter Books in Nelson. Doors open at 3 p.m. with treats and playtime, and the concert starts at 4 p.m. For more info call the Vallican Whole at 250-2267957.

Rick Scott All Grown Up! Sunday, May 16, 7:30 p.m. TNTPlayhouse, corner of Ward and Carbonate

He’ll be doing several school and family shows in the area, but only the Nelson show is aimed at grown-ups.

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Briefly LVR Grad Talent Show Tuesday, May 18, 7.30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, 421 Victoria St.

Wrapping up an amazing year, the Nelson LVR grads are showcasing their talents at the Capitol. Featuring a variety of acts of music, dance, theatre and visual art the 2010 grads reflect the creativity of our artistic, outdoor community. This is one of the final events of the 2010 grad class. Tickets are available at the Capitol Theatre by calling 250-352-6363.

Dharmas Concert and Performance Thursday, May 20, 6:30 p.m. at the Nelson Wldorf School, 3648 Hwy. 6

The Dharmas, a world music and dance artistic project who have performed in Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru and Canada, are offering a benefit concert and performance at the Nelson Waldorf School. Musicians Jean Piel and Claire Lugwig and their daughter, Naomi, an areal dance performer, play orig-

inal songs, mantras and devotional chants with the kora, Egyptian harp, native American flute, tablas, guitar and oud. The performance is in celebration of the joy of life and in gratitude for the Nelson Waldorf school’s tuition support program, where Naomi is a student.

covers tempos from slow and hard lowriding krunkadelics to mid-tempo barnstormers all in a seamlessly flowing soulful mash - dirty and beautiful as life itself. The opening set will be by Hoola.


Friday, May 14, 7:30 p.m. at the Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St, alley entrance

Friday, May 14 at the Royal, 330 Baker St.

As a live electronic outfit, the band fuses elements of hip-hop, dancehall, jazz and funk with thumping grimey beats, dubsteppy basslines and thick electronic grooves. Besides their arsenal of midi machines, effect processors, samplers and keyboards, they incorporate organic instrumentation with an upright bass, strings and live percussion.

Orphic Review, a semiannual literary magazine that he began in Vancouver in 1997, and moved with him to Nelson in 2000.

Blues Fest Weekend May 14-15, 8 p.m. at Finley’s, 705 Vernon St.

Hekkanen Launches Two New Volumes

Satisfy your blues craving at Finley’s two day event. Featuring Bill Dowey and the blues devils, ohnnny Tornado. There will be local musicians that many will recongnize, such as Marty Carter and Spontaneous Combustion, Ripplin Rattlers and other special guests.

Join local short story writer Ernest Hekkanen for a double-volume launch of The Collected Short Stories of Ernest Hekkanen: Naturalistic, Modern Gothic, Surreal & Postmodern. The books contain stories never before published, as well as some well-heard favourites. Most of the stories are based on Hekkanen’s varied and colourful life. Hekkanen is also editor and publisher The New



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Sunday, May 16,12-3 p.m. City of Nelson Public Works Complex, 80 Lakeside Drive There will be opportunities to view City operations, and see what we do! Employees will be on-hand to answer questions. Children are welcome to check-out the equipment. ����������������������� Come and see one of our new buses.

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


Saturday, May 15 at SpiritBar, 422 Vernon St.

Evan Bluetech is a classically trained pianist and master of the art of software production. Always keeping an ear open for new sounds, and stretching his musical palette with numerous aliases and collaborations, he proud-


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

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

696 Baker Street................250-352-4621





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

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

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

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

7924 Wharf Road, Balfour.....250-229-4244


Nelson’s famous party duo comprised of Billy Bangers and DJ Breaker are back at it again for the Mayhem Edition of Amplified. Bangers and Breaker are most renown for their Boxing Day Benders, which have traditionally been the biggest party night of the year.

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Organization in Ethiopia, as well as for Noluthando Ntshiba, a student of Dassenburg Waldorf School in South Africa (sister school to Nelson’s Self-Design High). Arise Dance Theatre is a group of Kootenay dancers rooted in the works of 5Rhythms, Authentic Movement, SoulMotion, Continuum, Contact Improv, Modern Dance and other dance disciplines.


Thursday, May 20, 8 p.m. at the Capittol Theatre, 421 Victoria St.

Thursday, May 13, 10 p.m. at SpiritBar, 422 Vernon St.

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

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


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


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Scopes by Stenya May 12 - May 18 Aries Mar 21 - Apr 19

Transitions are in motion, if you allow them. Accepting and allowing change to happen in your life right now means releasing the old. Old habits, old relationships, old ideas.

Taurus Apr 20 - May 20

You are the most important person in your life this week. Take time for yourself and a break from your normal routine if you can. A new light may illuminate your preconceived notions about your close relationships.

Gemini May 21 - June 20

Your patience can be a virtue this week. Even though you may see the easy solution to your situation right now, timing is key. Sometimes you have to wait to allow others to get on the same page as you before progressing to the next step.

Cancer June 21 - Jul 22

Differences of opinions may be illuminated this week in your relationships. These differences are in opinions only, remember that everyone has their own perspective.

Leo Jul 23 - Aug 22

This is a great week to reconnect with old friends or past acquaintances. You may be surprised at who you run into unexpectedly. Take the time to catch up and you might rediscover a great connection that was lost.

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drop-in classes and events Wednesdays SHANTI YOGA STUDIO SHANTIYOGA.CA 12 - 1:30 p.m. Anusara Yoga, Elissa 5:30 - 7 p.m. Restorative Yoga, Shayla 7:30 - 9 p.m. - Hatha Flow, Lindsay BELLYFIT FUSION FITNESS 5 - 6 p.m. at the Moving Centre. Call Heather, 354-0492 KOOTENAY AKIDO 5 - 6 p.m. Kids Class, ages 7-12 6:30 - 8 p.m. Adult Class, 213C Baker St. 250-352-3935 OM YOGA STUDIO 5:30 - 7 p.m. Quantum Yoga, Alison 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-8250011,

YANG/CHEN TAI CHI AND QI GONG 7 -8:30 a.m. Summit Health & Fitness, 685-B Baker St 352-7897

QI-GONG & CHEN TAI CHI 7 - 8 p.m. at the Central School Gym. Info 250-505-4562 Chris Gibson

Thursdays SHANTI YOGA STUDIO SHANTIYOGA.CA 8:30 - 9:30 Energizing Morning Yoga 10 - 11:30 a.m Prenatal Yoga, Donna 5:30 - 7 p.m. Hatha Yoga, Karuna 7:30 - 9 p.m. Yoga Basics Course, 8 class/$80 monthly, Preregister APPLIED COMBAT MARTIAL ARTS 6:30 - 8 pm. Adult class 525 Josephine Street, Information call 250-352-0459

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Scorpio Oct 24 - Nov 21

Sagittarius Nov 22 - Dec 21

This is a week of new realizations. You may have that ‘light bulb’ moment and a whole new light can be shed on your current situation. This can clearly illuminate your next steps and course of action that can best improve your situation.

Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 19

Aquarius Jan 20 - Feb 18

Keep a keen alertness to your surroundings this week. Take time to notice the smallest details that compose the big picture. Having the bigger picture in your mind can allow you to prioritize your next actions and sort out the necessary details.

Pisces Feb 19 - Mar 20

Your natural leadership skills may be called upon this week. Remember to remain a humble teacher. You are at your most inspiring and most effective when you lead by example. Your actions boom multiple times louder than your words. Let your words be seeds of your actions.

GLOBAL RHYTHMS 5 - 6 p.m. World music dance workout. The Moving Centre, 533 Baker.


SHANTI YOGA STUDIO SHANTIYOGA.CA 10 - 11:30 a.m. Gentle Flow, Anie 12 -1:30 p.m. Hatha Flow, Sharon 5 :30- 7 p.m. Anusara Yoga, Elissa 7:30 - 9 p.m. Restorative Yoga, Yasmin

SHANTI YOGA STUDIO SHANTIYOGA.CA 10-11:30 a.m. Prenatal Yoga, Donna 12 - 1:30 p.m. Anusara Yoga, Elissa

FELDENKRAIS CENTRE 11-12 p.m. First Class 206 Victoria St., Susan Grimble 352-3449

SHANTI YOGA STUDIO SHANTIYOGA.CA 10 - 11:30 a.m. Gentle Flow, Joy 12 - 1:30 p.m. Hatha Flow, Sharon 5:30 -7:00 Anusara Yoga, Elissa 7:30 -9:00 Yin Yoga, Menaka

NELSON BREAST FEEDING CLINIC 9:30 - 11:30 a.. Free drop-in Nelson Health Unit, 2nd floor Kutenai Building, 333 Victoria Street, more info 250-505-7200.


Tuesdays SHANTI YOGA STUDIO SHANTIYOGA.CA 7:30 - 8:30 Yoga en Francais, Marie 10 - 11:30 a.m. Gentle Yoga, Maureen 5:30 - 7 p.m. Hatha Yoga, 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.

KOOTENAY AKIDO 6:30 - 8 p.m. Adult Class, 213C Baker St 250-352-3935.

OM YOGA STUDIO 9:30- 11 a.m. Quantum Yoga, Alison 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-8250011

KOOTENAY AKIDO 4 - 5 p.m. Akido Fun, ages 4-6 5 -6 p.m. Kids Class, ages 7-12 6:30 - 8 p.m. Adult Class213C Baker St 250-352-3935.

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.

TRANSCENDENDENT COMBAT SPORTS 6 p.m. Combat cardio, 250-509-1061. Summit Health and Fitness

KUNDALINI YOGA WITH CATHERINE LEIGHLAND 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Shambhala Meditation Centre, 444 Baker St., upstairs 352-6132.

KYOKUSHIN KARATE 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Kids, 6 - 7 p.m. Adults Blewette Elementary School, Keith Clughart, 551-3345.

KUTENAIS FINEST PERSONAL TRAINING 6 a.m. & 8 a.m. Boot Camp with Ali Popoff 182 Baker St 250-352-9196

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.

YANG/CHEN TAI CHI AND QI GONG 7 -8:30 a.m. Summit Health & Fitness, 685-B Baker St 352-7897


FELDENKRAIS CENTRE 2 - 3 p.m. First Class 206 Victoria St., Susan Grimble 352-3449.

SHANTI YOGA STUDIO SHANTIYOGA.CA 10 - 11:30 a.m. Rejuvanitive, Shayla 12 - 1:30 p.m. Hatha Flow, Cindy

FOLK FUSION SKIRT DANCE 3 - 4 p.m. Ages 7-11 All Levels. 6 - 7 p.m. Adult, Studio Alive, 352-0047

KOOTENAY AKIDO 9:15 - 10:45 a.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

FELDENKRAIS CENTRE 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Regain Mobility 206 Victoria St., Susan Grimble 352-3449

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, YANG/CHEN TAI CHI AND QI GONG 7 -8:30 a.m. Summit Health & Fitness, 685-B Baker St 352-7897

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS 3:15-4 p.m. Introductory ages 4-5 4-5:30 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


This week can offer opportunities to strengthen your relationships not only with others, but with yourself. You may find yourself rediscovering talents, passions, or enjoyable hobbies that have been forgotten.

Love is in the Capricorn air this week. Take this opportunity to let new love blossom into your life. If you are already in a relationship, get ready to take things to a new level of love.

FELDENKRAIS CLASSES 1 - 2 p.m. Effortless Movement. OM Studio, 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. Reduce Stress, Kutenais Finest, 182 Baker St. Judy Katz 352-3319,

KUTENAIS FINEST PERSONAL TRAINING 8 a.m. Abs & Buns Ball Class with Ali Popoff 182 Baker St. 250-352-9196

Virgo Aug 23 - Sept 22

Libra Sept 23 - Oct 23

KYOKUSHIN KARATE 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Kids, 6 - 7 p.m. Adults Blewette Elementary School, Keith Clughart, 551-3345

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS 3-4:00 p.m. Beginner ages 6 & up 4-5:30 p.m. Performance Group ages 8 & up S.Nelson, Rhythmic Dimensions 505-1812.

Travel is favourable this week. Your journeys can be successful if you maintain an open mind and can be flexible if plans change unexpectedly.

This is a great week to ask questions. You may be surprised at the answers. Things are not always as they seem and people’s motives may be different than you think. Gaining a deeper understanding of people close to you can improve your relationships and also yourself.

OM YOGA STUDIO 9:30 - 11 a.m. Quantum Yoga, Alison 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-8250011


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health&wellness Red Truck Electric donates some green to CT scanner


Gravity Therapy Open House Thursday, May 13, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Nelson Medical Clinic, Lower Level, 806 Vernon St.

Gravity Therapy will be hosting an open house to celebrate their first anniversary operating out of the Nelson Medical Clinic. All patients, health practitioners and the general public interested in Rolf Structural Integration (Rolfing) are invited. Rolf Structural Integration is a specialized method of bodywork that improves posture, increases flexibility, promotes better balance and reduces chronic pain. Gravity Therapy’s proprietor, Aga de Zwart, has been a Rolf practitioner for over eight years.

Birthing From Within Prenatal Classes

Joe Georget of Red Truck Electric, his wife Jasmine and their daughter Ankaret present Foundation Administrator Bryna Idler with a donation of $635 for the CT scanner. The updated total is $981,004.

Birthing from Within classes offer a holistic approach to childbirth preparation, and are based


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ACUPUNCTURE Michael Smith, Dr. TCM, 10 years experience .................................. 352-0459 Shauna Robertson Acupuncture & Herbs .................................... 352-2167 ART THERAPY Clearwater Art Therapy .................................................................. 505-1100 BODYWORK Rolf Structural Integration, ........................ 352-6611 CHIROPRACTIC McKenzie Community Chiropractic .............................................. 352-1322 COACHING ShaylaWrightcertifiedlifecoach/spiritualmentor..............................352-7908

Kootenay Boundary region, will be hosting information tables at the Kootenay Coop and at the Kootenay Boundary Hospital in Trail, featuring a Contest Quiz on Hepatitis C for a chance to win t-shirts and be put in a Draw for a dinner for two at Bibo! For more information please contact ANKORS at

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Colette Venier RMT Cranial-Sacral Therapy Viscercal Manipulation, 1st Tx $50, reg. $65/hr ............................................. 551-0416


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

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

COUNSELLING & CONSULTATION Sally Shamai, MEd, RCC, individuals & couples .................... 1-877-688-5565 Dienna Raye, MA., Counsellor and Life Coach .............................. 352-1220 Gail Novack, MEd. Counselling, Grief & Loss ................................... 505-3781

A Touch of Aloha, Lomi, Cranio, Structural, Sports ........................ 229-4424 Palliative Massage Course, July 3-10, 2009 ............................ 1-800-611-5788 Rubitin Mobile & Studio, Deep T., Neuro, Sports ......................... 352-6804

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The Yoga Loft 625 Front St. with Jenna Arpita ................................. 825-2209 Shanti Yoga Studio, Baker @ Josephine .................................... 352-7703


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live music Wed. May 12 OPEN MIC NIGHT with Estevan at The Royal. PAUL LANDSBERG with Strings @ Library Lounge

Thurs. May 13

SWING DANCING WITH Howie @ The Royal. 6-8pm. TIM HUS BAND performs live @ The Royal. 8pm-2am. BLUEGRASS ACOUSTIC MUSIC Jam, Bigby Place,509 Front St. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. All welcome, info 352-2704

Fri. May 14 KASHOO WITH GUESTS perform @ The Royal. 9pm-2am SOCIAL DANCING EVERY Friday at the Royal Free. Mostly Swing, smooth, Latin. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sat. May 15 BRUNCH AT THE Royal continues @ 11:30am. Great entertainment and food! THE CROPDUSTERS PERFORM live @ The Royal. 9pm-2am

Sun. May 16 RICK SCOTT An intimate solo concert at TNT Playhouse. Ward & Carbonate 7:30pm $15 @ the door. WISDOM VESPERS FOR Gregorian Chant and Tibetan Singing Bowls St.Saviour’s Anglican Church on Ward & Silica @7PM Information www. QCITY BLUES BAND: ”Nothin’ But The Blues” @ The Royal BRUNCH AT THE Royal with Carl David Onofrio. 11:30am3pm.

Mon. May 17 SARAH MCGLYNN & Rich Rabnett @ Library Lounge 6-10 p.m.

aroundtown special events

LATIN SALSA DANCE at The Royal. 6:30.

Tues. May 18

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 BAR ROOM DANCING with Howie @ The Royal. MAGIC BUS @ THE Royal featuring Alexi & Bernardino.

Wed. May 19 OPEN MIC NIGHT with Estevan at The Royal. PAUL LANDSBERG with Strings @ Library Lounge

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Sun. May 16

CARING FOR CHILDREN; Community Forum in Salmo with MLA Michelle Mungall 79pm Salmo Community Centre

WINLAW FARMER’S MARKET at Spicer Centre. Open 10-2. Plant sale, seed workshops. Vendors welcome. 250-2266942.

WINE TASTING @ The Royal. Wine/Champagne with appies pairings. 5pm-7pm. $25/person. Reservations. MUSIC FESTIVAL AT Ascension Lutheran Church, 1805 SilverKing Road, Pot-luck dinner 5:30; Music Programme 7pm.

Thurs. May 13 ROLFING OPEN HOUSE - Gravity Therapy Clinic. Find out what is Rolfing. All welcome. Free. ECOSOCIETY CONVERSATION CAFE. Find out more about local environmental initiatives. Oso Negro: doors at 6:30pm.

Thurs. May 20

Thurs. May 14

SWING DANCING WITH Howie @ The Royal. 6-8pm.

CONTRA DANCE FROM 7-9:30 at the Central School Gym, 811 Stanley St.

VANCOUVER KILLING SPREE with Wantmonster & Drunk Uncles @ The Royal.

Fri. May 21 SOCIAL DANCING EVERY Friday at the Royal Free. Mostly Swing, smooth, Latin. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. SALSA NIGHT WITH a Merengue class 8:00-8:30pm by Jen($5pp/class) Latest latin moves and sounds! Finley’s Cover, $5 4PLAY FEATURING FOUR premiere local djs playing choice house cuts @ The Royal.

Sat. May 15 ZOEY WREN(LEWIS)RETURNS to her roots: Live Concert and CD Launch. Nelson United Church, 7:30 pm. CASTLEGAR GARDEN & NATURE Fest: Plants, vendors, speakers!!! Twin Rivers Park/ Millennium Walkway. 10am - 4 pm. OUTDOOR PAINTING CLASSES At the Creative Edge Gallery 9:30-12:30, register 250-3652032


LITTLE MISS HIGGINS @ The Royal. $15 at the door for this highly anticipated show.

NEED INEXPENSIVE BIRTH CONTROL? Options for Sexual Health drop-in clinic. 333 Victoria St. 5:30-8 p.m. THE NELSON SCRABBLE CLUB meets Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Info 352-6936 DOES SOMEONE’S DRINKING TROUBLE YOU? Al-Anon meeting noon The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. GLACIER HARMONIES Women’s Barbershop Chorus. All welcome at 7 p.m. to Baptist Church, 611-5th St. Nelson. Dorothy 352-7199 or Joey 352-3393

Amplified Friday, May 14 @ SpiritBar

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


PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP meeting will be held on Tuesday,1:30 in the Kiwanis Hall in Nelson. Everyone welcome. LVR HIGHSCHOOL 2010 Grad Talent Show Capitol Theatre, 7.30pm tickets $12.00 .

Wed. May 19 FREE WORKSHOP ON Careers in the Tourism industry. For information/registration contact 250-352-6200 or ‘OUT OF THE ORDINARY’, a photo exhibition by Olindo Chiocca at the Dancing Bear Inn. LOVERS IN A DANGEROUS TIME: $10 screening at the Capitol Theatre, May 19th, 7.30pm

Thurs. May 20 ARISE DANCE THEATRE fundraiser for African Children. Capitol Theatre 8:00 p.m. Reserved seating 352-6363

Sun. May 23 WINLAW FARMER’S MARKET at Spicer Centre. Open 10-2. Plant sale, seed workshops. Vendors welcome. 250-2266942.

ongoing events

Sat. May 22 MISHRA CONCERT OF Indian Classical Music, Yasodhara Ashram, 527 Walker’s Landing, 7pm, Tickets at door.

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SAHAJ MARG group meditation please phone: Eleanor 352-3366 or Sarah 354- 9496 SHOTOKAN KARATE 5-7p.m. St. Joseph’s school gym 523 Mill Street. NELSON TABLE TENNIS CLUB. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Blewett Elementary School when school is in session. 352-9547 or 3525739 BAHA’I COMMUNITY of Nelson. Please join us for an introduction to Baha’i Faith. 7 p.m. 354-0944 WALKING CLUB MEETING Under Orange Bridge Nelson, 10 a.m. Proximately 2 hours walk 250.352.3517 CHOIR AT NDYC 3:30-5:30. Call 352-5656 for details DRUG PROBLEM? We can help. Call Narcotics Anonymous 1.800.342.7439

PARENT & CHILD TIME at the Harrop Hall. 10 a.m. - 12 noon Information: Lesley 825-0140 NELSON WOMEN’S CENTRE drop in noon-four. Free clothing/ food.420 Mill Street 250.352.9916 LEGION DARTS in beverage room, 7:30 p.m. info 352-7727 or email


IS ALCOHOL A PROBLEM IN YOUR LIFE? AA Meetings, Lunch Bunch at Noon. Into Action Big Book Study at 8:00 p.m. The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. ACUPUNCTURE for ADDICTIONS Free drop-in clinic, 9:30 a.m. Located at 333 Victoria Street, 2nd Floor. 505-7248 BIBLE STUDY JOY BAPTIST CHURCH, 6:30 p.m. 560 Baker St., Suite #3. Everyone welcome. SIGNING CHOIR (sign language) 3:30 p.m. at NDYC, 608 Lake St. www. 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. NELSON WOMEN’S CENTRE noon - 4 for recycled bag sewing project. 250 352 9916 NELSON BADMINTON CLUB meets at Mary Hall Gymnasium, 7 - 9 p.m. Everyone welcome. Anne 250-352-7536 Guy 250-3526330. ADULT BADMINTON @ Redfish School, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. $20.

Bring racquet and indoor footwear. For info call 229-4346 229-4343 229-4485 TOASTMASTERS 2ND AND 4TH Thursday (each month): Improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. http:// ENJOY DRAWING PEOPLE? 7-9 pm, Until Feb 11. $60. KSA drawing studio. Ph 352-7646. HABLAS ESPANOL? GROUP meeting 2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month. Grounded 5 p.m. Todos Bieviendo NELSON KNITTING CO-OP: a new knitting group. Everyone welcome ($2) Meet @ Anglican Church 123pm.


GENDER OUTLAWS, a support & social group for trans & gender variants. 354-5362. NELSON AA-F-TROOP meeting at the Cellar 717A Vernon St. 8 p.m. DOES SOMEONE’S DRINKING TROUBLE YOU? Al-Anon meeting 8 pm at 601 Front St. A COURSE IN Miracles support/study group meeting at Manistone Wellness Centre, 507 Baker Street, #202, 9:30 a.m.-noon. All welcome.


WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, HERBALISM and Stone Age Skills classes! Ongoing program. Children, teen, adult classes. 357-2822. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Noon meeting at The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. THE NELSON SCRABBLE CLUB meets Saturday at 1 p.m. For further info. Please call 250-3526936. NELSON CHESS CLUB ever y Saturday morning, all welcome. Seniors Hall, 777 Vernon St. CHILDREN’S ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS Ages 4-7 at The Moving Centre. Call The Dance Path, Marguerite Wood, 359-2926. WALK IN PEACE: at Lakeside Park (at the gate), 1st Saturday monthly. 10:30 a.m. Be The Change. KUTENAI ART THERAPY INSTITUTE Art Zone Drop-In Open Studio 11-4 pm. 601 Front St. 250-352-2264.


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. WORSHIP SERVICES JOY BAPTIST CHURCH 10 a.m., 11 a.m, 6:30 p.m., 560 Baker St, Suite #3, 825-4095. QUAKER MEETING 723 Ward, upstairs, 9:45. 354-3859. SUNDAY MORNING WORHSIP, Community Church, Passmore Hall, 11 a.m. SUNDAY WORSHIP, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Slocan, 2 p.m. UNITY CENTRE of the Kootenays, 905 Gordon Rd. Broader Horizons. Back door, 11 a.m. Everyone welcome. NELSON AA - Sunday Morning 10 a.m. The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. NELSON UNITED CHURCH service, 10 a.m. 602 Silica St. All are welcome. ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH Ser vice 10:15 a.m. 1805 Silverking Rd. You are welcome. 352-2515

ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH Everyone welcome to 4 p.m. worship 21 Silica St. 354-3308 SAHAJ MARG group meditationplease phone: Eleanor 352-3366 or Sarah 354- 9496 TIBETAN BUDDHIST SITTING and walking Meditation Open to Everyone. 10 - 11:30 a.m. at the Gompa, 6425 Sproule Creek Rd. 250-354-0206.


REDFISH BADMINTON Ages 15 to 90 Mon Thurs 6:30 p.m. $3 drop in. Call 229-4346 or 229-4343 for more details. MT. SENTINEL SCHOOL South Slocan Badminton Mon Wed 7:30 p.m. 359-7610 OPEN HOUSE, Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre. Meditation instruction and practice 7 p.m; talk and discussion 8 p.m; tea 9 p.m. 444 Baker St. www.nelsonbuddha. com BAHA’I COMMUNITY 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 A COURSE IN Miracles support/study group at Manistone Wellness Centre, 507 Baker Street, #202 at 6:30 p.m.


SUFFER FROM AN Eating Disorder? Need Support?, 352-9598 after 6 p.m. or for more info. ACUPUNCTURE for ADDICTIONS Free drop-in clinic, 1:30 p.m. Located at 333 Victoria St, 2nd Floor. 505-7248 YOUNG FELLOWS OFF BOOZE AA Meeting 8 p.m. The Cellar. 717A Vernon NELSON WOMEN’S CENTRE drop in noon-four. Free clothing/ food.420 Mill Street 250.352.9916 NELSON COMMUNITY BAND Rehearsals, 7:30-9:00, First Baptist Church, 611 5th St, New members welcome. 352-6119 DRUMMING FROM THE Hear t with Kim Masse Drumcircle@Nor th Shore Hall 7:15pm $7 250.505.2684 NEW OA MEETING 577 BAker St. 8 p.m. 1.800.611.5788.

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SALE: 1988, 240DL VOLVO SEDAN, ONLY 179XXX km, Timing belt & water pump replaced $1111, (250)225-3305 2000 CHEVROLET MALIBU, silver, fully-loaded, winters & summers tires, 174,000 km. Call 250-442-8809 or 250442-2230. Grand Forks. 84 GMC 133,000K, V8, 2wd, auto, cruise, camper ready, hitch $1999obo. Bealby/Holland 2201 FORD FOCUS, Stn Wagon. Excellent shape, $136K, lady driven, air. $5000 352-3485 BEAUTY! 1992 DOGDGE Stealth 2drcoupe,winter stored, lady driven. $4200. obo. 250-352-1921 - Josie Evenings 1997 CHRYSLER CONCORD 3.5lV6 mounted summers & winters 185,000km great shape safety inspected $1500 250-352-6515 1989 JAGUAR XJS. Excellent condition. BRG with tan interior. V12, auto, A/C. $5900 250 399-4398 1988 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF. 4-door, 5-speed, sun roof. Runs well, good on gas. $800 obo. 352-9455 95 SUBARU LEGACY Wagon. 233600km. Well Maintained, Reliable. New clutch & wheel bearing. $3500 OBO. 354-0207 2001 FORD FOCUS Stn. Wagon, excellent shape, 136K, lady driven, air. 3523485 2004 PONTIAC VIBE, 10700kms, FWD basic package. $8700, offers considered. Call Shannon 250-352-1721 2000 FORD FOCUS S/W, 2L auto, cruise/CD/tinted, 35mpg, runs excellent, new brakes, 223,000km, $3850.00, 250-357-9457 1997 FORD TAURUS: 290,000 Kms 8 tires & rims $1000 O.B.O Castlegar: 250-304-2940 1997 TOYOTA PREVIA Van. Excellent condition. Call 352-4662 2005 TOYOTA TACOMA TRD Sport. Power sunroof, remote start, roof rack, 75,500 miles. $24,900. 825-9294. 2005, MAZDA B4000, extended cab, 4x4, automatic, black, loaded, 100,500 kms, condition guaranteed, $12,900. 250-229-4503 1983 DODGE VAN. Offers on $2500. View on 800 block Baker. E-mail George at COZMICBRIDGE@YAHOO.CA 1988 FORD F250 Supercab, 2WD, propane powered, Canopy, camper ready, 324,000 Km. 500.00 Obo 399-4596 1989 TOYOTA 4RUNNER 4cyl, 4x4, 33” tires, 1991 F150 8cyl, 4x4, extra rear leafs 505-2725

1997 TOYOTA PREVIA. Great shape, no rust. Recent new engine and transmission. $3900. Call 352-4662 2001 DODGE GRAND Caravan. 173, 000 Kms. New rear brakes. Winters on rims. $5400. 250-352-1288 2000 CHEVY BLAZER LT: new transmission, O2 sensor, fuel pump. 170000km. Tow package. 250-5050780 Ryan 1983 VW VANAGON. 7 passenger. Good shape. $2400. 352-0607 $0 DOWN AT auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie1-877-792-0599. DLN 30309. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Last week 9 out of 15 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. or 1-888-208-3205. NEED A VEHICLE? Need cash? Up to $10,000. cash back! Guaranteed approvals! Over 400 vehicles to choose from. Call Will or Ashley today! 1-888289-8935. NEED A VEHICLE? Easy finance!! Low Payments! $99 Delivers 24 Hour Approval. We deliver! 3,000 Vehicles to choose. Call now! Mr.Green 1-800916-1737. Big discounts!

WE’RE DONE WITH diapers! 14 Mother-Ease cloth diapers, four liners $95 352-0049. LITTLE TYKES POOL & slide $50. Radio flyers tricycle with handle, brand new $50 354-1506

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QUEEN BOX SPRING and mattress $100 Wing back chair, Recliner chair, small sofa $50 each. All in good condition 250 551 2002 PRE-MOVING SALE. ASSORTED household furniture incl. rust-colored love seat and swivel chair. 352-9834 PINE IKEA STYLE dining hutch for sale. Beautiful. Selling cheap at $300.00 Call Tracey 250-354-7994

AUDITIONS: NELSON COMMUNITY Opera Fall Production ìThe Armed Man ñ A Choral Mass for Peaceî by Karl Jenkins to be held Sun. May 16 Please contact Allison at for details and to set up an audition. FRESH VEGGIES! JOIN Crooked Horn Farm CSA. $500 for 20 weeks, discount for full payment by May 21st. 250-226-7062 MOUNTAIN MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL: Helping children reach new heights. Sat. May 15, 2010, 10a.m. to 1p.m. at Hume School. 310 Nelson Ave, Nelson. 3rd Floor, Room 306. 250.354.8603, email: N O T I C E: BALFOUR IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT WATERUSERS-SYSTEM STERILIZATION / FLUSH MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010 Procedure will start at 8 AM. ñFinished by 6:00 PM DON’T USE WATER FOR DRINKING/COOKING UNTIL CHLORINE SMELL IS GONE KURAMA SUSHI MAKES your wedding, graduation or special occasion perfect. Sushi party trays and gift certificates available. 250.352.5353.

ART WEST KOOTENAY CALENDAR PHOTO CONTEST. Win Cash, free calendars. Photos also considered for West Kootenay Wild Book. For applications: or Otter Books, 398 Baker. KAREN GUILBAULT NOW showing landscape paintings at Kootenay Bakery for May. Info at 352-2588. “KOOTENAYS ON CANVAS” fine art landscape photography show by Lucas Jmieff. Selkirk Eyecare 543 Baker St. Be amazed by your own backyard. LOVE MOUNTAINS? NEW paintings by Bryn Stevenson are on display at Cowans during May. PROSPERO POTTERY BEAUTIFUL, functional pots for sale @ The Factory studios, 301 Vernon St. call: 352-2915 ANTIQUITIES COLLECTORSANCIENT Mayan pottery for sale. 600bc- 1200ad. serious inquiries

AUTOMOTIVE 1986 HYUNDAI PONY ::: still runs, used for parts. $150. 250-304-0036 1992 TERCEL, 187000KM, winters and summers on rims, very clean, needs nothing, $1700, 352-1962,

BOATS SAILBOAT C&C REDWING 30. Classic Fibreglass Fair cond. basics. 15000 offers. lets talk 352-7298 2008 SUNTRACKER 21’PONTOON Party Barge, Bimini, cover, 60 hp outboard under 50 hours, $19,900 OLD ENVIRUDE MOTOR 9.9 HP Low hours, runs good. $450. Old Zodiak-4prs/oars,needs TLC $100.00 phone:250-359-7772


COMPUTERS WINDOWS XPPRO, ATHLON 1.2G 80GHD DVD&CD 1G Ram Good graphic card, for gaming $285 250825-2235 HC-S (HOME COMPUTING Solutions) Offering reliable and competitively priced PC Support & Computer skills training. From Hardware to Network we come to you’ No Solution NO FEE’ Tel#250-505-4940 E-mail BRAND NEW BOXED Okidata C110 Color Laser Printer. Windows only. Paid $220 Asking $180 2505053206

EDUCATION KEVIN’S SCHOOL OF Rock! Guitar, Recording, Songwriting lessons. attain your own musical goals -learn to play with people or solo -play your first tune or practice for an upcoming performance -understand music better -start a band A graduate of the Selkirk music program with over 6 years teaching experience Kevin is just the person to help you or you child realize your potential. Call for a lesson today 250-352-5298 TRAIN TO BE a MEDICAL LAB ASSISTANT. The Healthcare industry needs YOU!Ê MTI Community College, (1) 604-3102684. LOVE YOUR JOB!

PIONEER HIGH END dual tape deck - good condition call 250-351-1806 GLYCERIN- HIGH GRADE from biodiesel production in 45 gallon drums. 250-226-6963

FURNITURE BOOK SHELF, 7FT high, 3ft wide. $250. Four post bed $350. photos available. 352 6109 3 MATCHING WATERFALL dressers $110. apiece, 8 old wooden kitchen chairs $25. each, wooden wardrobe $225. 250-359-7756

HEALTH & FITNESS SPECIALIZED ALLEZ ROADBIKE $650obo Shimano womens shoes size 5.5,used 4 times $75obo call 352-2245 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. PRE-SUMMER SALE!!! Look great. Feel Great. Lose weight. Results guaranteed. Save 50%. Limited time offer! 6 days only. May 12-17. Call Herbal Magic today, 1-800-926-4363.

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HELP WANTED GARDEN HELP: IF you are strong, great with a shovel/wheelbarrow, willing to do various tasks, then I am looking for you. Casual, flexible hrs. $13.50/hr 250-352-2005 MAINTENANCE MANAGER: TOWNHOUSE complex located in Nelson is accepting applications for the parttime contract position of Maintenance Manager. The primary responsibilities for this position will include minor electrical, plumbing and hardware repairs, responding to emergencies and coordinating contractors. The applicant must have excellent interpersonal skills, be bondable and have their own tools/ vehicle. Please apply by sending your resume along with hourly rate expectations to maintenancemanager@ymail. com or fax to 250.483.6364 before May 17, 2010

HELP WANTED Class 5 Air Brake Driver needed. Immediate openings. $17.50/hr. Contact Craig at 354-8402.

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CAT MISSING 7-MONTHS old small, gray and white last seen Vernon please call Vanessa 509-0666 LOST BLACK AND red Skate Canada jacket at Complex Tuesday 20 April. E-mail 2 CYMBALS AND black carrying case , went missing April 24/10 @ Nelson Legion,upstairs-Celebration Earth Day any information call 250 825-4399,Mike LOST BLACK MP3 player at ,Millenium walkway april 25, 6yr. old would love it returned, 359-6606

SEALY POSTRUEPEDIC PILLOW Top queen barely used $750, single futon $20, 33”, Chainsaw bar and chain $100, truck custom dry box $30 505-2725 TOPLOAD WASHER & dryer $400obo, 14 foot boat with 40hp Evinrude $3800obo, portapotti new $75 2294544 2 1700 GAL potable water tanks, 11”x41/2”x51/2”, 250 lbs $2000 obo. 3 culverts, plastic 354.9033 FENDER SIDEKICK AMP., great condition, $200 o.b.o., 250-825-4256 CRIMINAL RECORD? Only PARDON SERVICES CANADA has 20 years experience GUARANTEEING RECORD REMOVAL. Call 1-8-NOWPARDON (1-866-972-7366). www. 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 1866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866287-1348

TRAVEL RENAISSANCE LUTE for sale. 8 courses (15 strings), perfect for beginners. $275 call 352-3326 SUCCESSFUL WORKING TEEN band, The Pulpit Rockers are now holding auditions for lead vocalist: 250-354-4579. HEAVY METAL/HARD ROCK band needs frontperson, rhythm guitarist, bassist, drummer.Covers and originals. Women encouraged.

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HOME & GARDEN LATTICE FENCE: FOUR pieces each 8ft wide, plus small gate & 4 posts: $100 Chris 240-354-4240 PROCRASTINATION STATION: SIT around all summer and talk about what needs to be done. Call us and we’ll take care of it while you do! Digging, Trimming, Mowing, Cutting, Building, Fixing and Hauling. Free Estimates. 354-7201 WOOD FRAME, SINGLE pane windows, various sizes 3X2, 3X3, 3X6, 3X8 free call 250-352-9341 ROTOTILLER - YARD Machines by MTD, red, barely used, 5hp motor, must see. $325 obo 551-3833 STRAW FOR SALE! $6.50 10 bales or more. $7 for less than 10. Pick-up or Delivered. 250-229-2154 10 FOOT STEP ladder $100 OBO 250359-7588

MISC. FOR SALE WOOD STOVE (NOT airtight, not certified), glass front, large. $75. 4 VINYL WINDOWS 2 2’x3’new and 2 8’x4’used 1 year in new house desert sand color, 1 solid wood carved mahogany door 3’exterior or interior. 359-6946 BLUE GRAD DRESS size 5/6. Strapless. Come take a look! $200 obo 354-1567 GREAT D.J. BIKE (EVIL D.O.C) $600 OBO, red, single speed, will consider low offers. (250)505-5201 PORTABLE HUNTING CAMP-10X20 complete with barrel stove and pipes phone Bruce 825-4206 REFRIGERATOR, MOFFAT 18 cu. ft., top freezer, like new, white, $300 obo, 825 4027 TREE PLANTING BAGS $50, large dog house $50, black leather jacket, rabbit cages. 250-355-2269 OLD/NEW/ANTIQUES, IMAC G-5, Heinzman player piano, victor radio, couch & loveseat, bed, art supplies. 250-505-1191 FOR SALE, MOTORIZED scooter, 4 wheels, excellent condition, $2,000.00. Call for more info. 352-9210. WARHAWK PS3 GAME, Good condition. $20.00 OBO. 250-354-4257 APT SIZED WASHER and dryer $100.00, remote controlled Golf Caddy $100.00, sm. woodstove $150.00. ph.250-352-0746 DARKROOM EQUIPMENT: OMEGA enlarger, developing tanks, tongs, filters, lamp, etc. $75 ph. 250-354-1621 BRAND NEW VIDEO camera. Panosonic sdr-s26 70x optial zoom, sdcard, 2 batteries $399 250-365-5608 VIRTUALLY NEW TOTAL Gym 1000, $70. New All-In-One Gym, $70. 250.229.2226 METAL STORAGE UNIT 35’ long 8’ wide, frint and back doors, no leaks $999 250.226.79910 OLDER KAYAK AND paddle $50 354.4925 RETRO WEDDING GOWN with bustle - sequined and lace bodice and sleeves; $45 - 250-352-7144 CRAFTSMAN 3 BURNER barbeque with cover. Never used. $75.00. Laran 250-505-5856. Missing thermometer and tank attachment. BOB STROLLER, 3 wheeler/off road style, $200; ERGO BABY CARRIER, includes detachable back pack, $90; CHILD CARRIER SEAT for bicycle, $40. All items used lightly and less than half of original cost. ph.505 3798 12 PIECE SET of Lagonstina pots and pans. Regular $600. Asking $325. Given as a gift, great present for mothers day. Call 505-9287 TREADLE SEWING MACHINE $75, older electric singer sewing machine. Excellent condition $175 354-3981 RSF WOOD HEATER, Pedestal , Glass door , Ash box,WH Label, Cinnamon colour $175 call 250-229-4490 27”PANASONIC TV, WITH remote, works well, only $30, 4 tall hand-blown glass Mexican goblets $25, 226-7880 TREE PLANTING BAG $50, good condition. 359-7163.


QUIET, PRIVATE, SENIOR female on disability/welfare with dog requires suitable house and housemate. 250-3597008 msg IF ANYONE HAS had any problems with the Ministry of Children and Family Development or with the Mental Health department in Nelson; I need to hear from you. RESOURCE ABILITY PEDIATRIC NURSING OPPORTUNITY Tenderhearted RN’s,LPN’s needed to provide in home respite care for infant. Day shifts. Wages according to Collective Agreement. CONTACT: Joanne Francis RN 250-612-1664


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MISC. WANTED ANTIQUE METAL PATIO set, ornate, with glass top table. Please call 250352-9596. WANTED: WETSUIT. USED womens size large cold water wetsuit 5/3 or 6/4 mm. 352-5311 WANTED: YOUR OLD dirt bike 250509-0918 WE’D LIKE YOUR refundables, Aedan has donated $1000+ to CT Scanner & continuing. Please call 825-9536. WANTED: STURDY UTILITY trailer about 4’x8’ to haul firewood and an ATV. 250-359-7367 BIRD CAGE. NICE looking bird cage wanted to put a Hogwart’s stuffed owl in. 250-353-2043. WOMAN & KIDS need Toyota 4-Runner or similar 4 person truck/suv. Hope incl. winter/summmer tires, bike-rack 509-0833 WANTED: PROPANE OR Gas Stove 229-5776 DONATIONS FOR KCR Benefit Yard Sale on May 15. Can pick up. Call 250505-5233. ELECTRIC KILN FOR busy local potter call eryn @ 352-2915 CANON SPEEDLITE FLASH. 430ex, 480ex, 550ex, 580ex 250-359-8115 WHEELBARROW, ABOUT 5CU. ft. or wheelbarrow tire. 352.6762 A PUPPY THAT will grow to med/large/ dog thats good with kids, cows, and chickens. 250-505-4071. CLEANING YOUR FREEZER? Throwing out old meat? I’ll take it. Good for dog food. 250-226-6796 NELSON WOMEN’S CENTRE seeking a display rack for reclaimed and recycled bag project. Please call 250352-9916

WANTED 1 OR 2 bantam hens, to hatch a few eggs. Organically raised preferred 350-7933 PROFESSIONAL DOG GROOMING with TLC. Spring cleaning special, large dog bath and nails $25. 551-5501 WE HAVE 5 male minature daschund puppies for sale. 300 phone 359-6830 WANTED: PUPPY THAT will grow to med/large/dog thats good with kids, cows, and chickens. 250-825-9388.

SPORTS EQUIP TRAMPOLINE $50, GIRLS first bike $20, rocking horse $10. 2508250075 SPACE SAVER TREADMILL with incline $300.00 250 226 7127 2006 17” GIANT Faith MtnBike, full suspension, new Sun Ringle back wheel. $850 o.b.o., 250-352-1794 LIKE NEW SKYWALK paraglider, SKYWALK harness, Pro-DESIGN reserve chute: $3500 for all three 250-357-2901 KONA STUFF 2-4 2008 Mountain Bike - rarely used, LIKE NEW . 24” wheels. A Deal @ $500. 5056136 NORCO ‘DROP’ MTN bike M. Disc brakes. Great condition! Great first mountain bike. $200. 250-3523176 BRAND NEW ARCTERYX Silo 40 pack. Reg $235/Asking $125 250352-0999 CHILDS KONA BIKE for Sale: Like NEW. Paid $400 2yrs ago asking $200. Phone 354-1127 PADDED GOLF BAG travel cover. Collapsible, holds extended drivers, wheels, never used. $100 352-5210 COLNAGO CLASSIC ROAD bike. 56cm (medium). Campagnolo Mirage components. Excellent condition. $1000. 250-352-5277



GET YOUR KNOWING Going. Chakra Readings with Evie Clare above Oso Negro. 254.354.4471 TAROT READINGS AND intuitive counseling with Ashala every Wednesday at Gaia Rising, 356 Baker St. 250-354-4471

SET OF 4 P235/60R15 Indy 500 tires on 6-5.5 15x8 Chrome Centerline wheels w/centercaps $500. 250-551-1480 SNOW TIRES AND rims. Excellent cond. 235/75R15. $600.00 250-352-0999 FOUR 15” 6 hole aluminum rims with new Goodyear tires, fit Japanese & Chev $275 352 3248 4 USED TIRES and rims off of a Toyota pickup. 33x12.5R15 on 15x10rims. $500 obo 16” ALUMINUM RIMS, 6 hole with chrome centre, caps and lugs. Fits Chev/GM truck $260 825-0168 P205/60R15 MOUNTED 4 hole Icetrack tire, 60% tread, good spare, 4 1/2” between lug holes, $20 250-608-3548 ALL SEASONS TIRES 185-65-15R $50 for 2, 4 rims, $100. Yakima roof rack, $100 352-2588

R VS/SLEDS/BIKES 2002 DUCATI MONSTER 750ie Dark for sale. Good Condition. over $3000 of extras. 250 551-2322 1998 YAMAHA VIRAGO 250 for sale. spotless condition. less than 5000 miles. Call 250 551-2322 LOOKING FOR TENT trailer in good condition under $1000. dave or jenna 304-1811 1986 FRONTIER TRUCK camper, propane fridge & stove work., jacks work. 8 feet long. $500 obo. 250-399-6300 1976 FORD VANGUARD Motorhome. Good condition. Sleeps 6. Engine runs great, 67000 miles. $4500.00. 250-5050782 CAMPER FOR SMALLER truck, 3-way fridge, 2 burner stove, very good condition, no leaks $700, 250-359-8038 AWESOME 2000 9.2FT CITATION camper, fridge, freezer 3 burner stove, shower-toilet combo, microwave, immaculate $13000 firm, 250-2294112.

TRAVEL VACATION TRAILER 27FT. length 9 years old, excellent condition 354.4028



YOUNG CHANG PIANO, excellent condition, 1992 model, $2800 OBO. 229.5645 SINGER: THE PULPIT Rockers, working teen band looking for lead singer age 13-15. Serious inquiries only. Cheryl @ 250-354-4579

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SLOCAN RIVER WELCOMES you with new vacation condos on the river at Passmore, gateway to Valhalla Provincial Park. Hot tub, BBQ, wheelchair/elderly access. 250.226.7712 Discover it!

WORK WANTED ODD JOBS & home repairs. No job too small. Prompt, reliable, friendly. Brant 352 0991

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SMALL HOUSE CRESCENT Valley. N/ S, no pets. Seeking long term tennants. Avail 1 June. $625.00. 359-7731. UPHILL HOUSE FOR rent: charming two bedroom house, bright, deck and garden. $1300/month +utilities. (306)979-4718 TWO BRDM SUITE with large living room, uphill Nelson, ideal for students. Bus route, N/P, $900/mth. 352.0077 2 BEDROOM HERITAGE House in downtown Nelson. $1200/month +utl. Pets ok. Call 352-6525. Ref. required. COSY OFFGRID CABIN. One hour+ from Nelson. Part Work Exchange - gardening, trades, communication work. 250-226-7311 WELL CARED FOR 2 bedroom plus studio/office, 2 bath home in Castlegar, W/D, Quiet neighbourhood, $1150/month 354-4485 COSY AND CLEAN, well cared for 2 bedroom Duplex in Castlegar, Quiet location, W/D,references required, 354-3793 FURNISHED 2 BDRM apartment available June ONLY. Email rosiebea@gmail. com for pics and price. DOWNTOWN NELSON, BACH. STE. Heritage Incl.: Utilities, parking, furnished. Clean, private. NS/NP. 250-352-5757 or PARTIAL GARDENING WORKTRADE for offgrid woodsy cabin (Slocan)for gentle fun-loving person/s references required 250-226-7311

RIVERSIDE SUBLET MAY 15-AUG. 30 P&B house w/pets Ymir. Creative space/good vibrations. 3young people/easygoing/friendly/genuine/ communicate easily. $390/mo.incl/ ph+internet Natalie250-357-2877 2 BEDROOM RENOVATED basement suite. Close to Nelson Hospital. Shared laundry, storage room, Utilities bill. $900/mo.250-551-9502 ONE BEDROOM SUITE. Lower Fairview. Sunny, patio, garden area. $750 plus utilities. 250-352-6899 2 BDRM TOP floor, quiet house near Baker St., N/S, cats ok, avail June 1, $880+ 825-9534 UPPER FLOOR 2 bedroom uphill Nelson. View, deck, parking, N/P. June 1st. $900/month. 250-3540177

SEEKING 1BRM PLACE in town for mom(22) & son(15months) June 1st, max $670 inclusive. Access to laundry 250-551-2807 FAMILY OF THREE, professional, employed, with references, seek 2-3 BDRM house with yard, in or near Nelson (within 20 min.) for long term rental (3-5yrs). Julia 352-5541 YOUNG COUPLE WITH cat seeks quiet home under $800/month. Contact Ryan B @ 352.9876 TWO ROOMMATES REQUIRE 2bdrm accommodation, spotless, honest, reliable. Creative gardener, terrific references, Terisa 250.352.9876 COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER NEEDS affordable dog-friendly long-term home. Clean water, garden on bus route, 354.1696 SIMPLE AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATION for 70+ graduate in Nelson. Quiet, reliable, honest, references available. Richard 352.9876 1-2BDRM HOUSE. MATURE couple. Need shop/storage space, references. ( Kelowna) 250-762-2858 or email: MOTHER AND SON seek quiet clean 2 bedroom, w/d, yard, bus route/ school, Nelson/N.Shore, for July 1 825-4010. FAMILY SEEKS 3+ bedroom in Nelson for long term rental. Excellent references. 250-354-4198 LOOKING FOR A quiet room or cheap bachelor close to downtown. 250-505-3739

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HOUSESITTING RESPONSIBLE MATURE WOMAN seeks house sitting situation. Enjoys pets, pants, cleaning. Flexible, references available. Sarah 352-9876

REAL ESTATE 4BDRM 2 BATH, 2 CAR garage with shop 2600sqft. Near schools, Slocan River and bus route. $350,000.00 359-7911! SPACIOUS BRIGHT 4BDR home in Taghum, separate garage and workshop on quiet private 1.23 acre. River view $569,000 250-352-5169 HOUSE FOR SALE-LOWER Fairview Nelson, 4 bedrooms, 1 bath, lovely yard, for more info check #196365 2BDRM HOUSE, YMIR 2 stories, 3 lots, $175,000 357.9679 ROSEMONT: COZY HOME, 3bdrm, wood floors, gardens, great views and neighbourhood, $330.000. or (250)352-9235 BUILDING NEW HOME/COTTAGE? Factory Direct Prefabricated Building Systems Inventory Liquidation - Save 50% While They Last. - GREEN-R-PANEL - 100’s of Dreams Delivered to Happy Families. 1-800-8717089.SACRIFICE FROM $9,975.00



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RENTALS - COMM BRIGHT, NEWLY RENOVATED office/retail space available, great location, HWY6 in sunny Downtown Crescent Valley. 250-359-5950 TWO STOREY-SHOP/STUDIO 24’X34” for rent at 6-mile...suitable for artist or craftsman. 220 power 825-4141 $500/month. BEAUTIFUL, DOWNTOWN , stand alone building for lease. 2300 sq. ft. , 601 Kootenay St. Please phone for details; 250-825-9932 MOUNTAIN WATERS BUILDING, Victoria St. office suite(s) for rent. Good light, quiet, parking, call Richard 250.509.0553

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It’s great to find objects that blur the line separating fine art from basic utility. Art does not have to be limited to two-dimensional objects hung on walls, or lonely sculptures parked in a corner. Art can be enjoyed and employed. The differences between furnishings and accessories that blend aesthetic and functional values and those that remain pure art or pure utility, include originality, rarity, quality of execution and artistic vision. Textile designers have long been part of the artmeets-function industry. Many renowned artists create limited edition fabrics used for blinds, upholstery and linens. Furniture and cabinetmakers occasionally qualify as artists also. Consider, for example, David Catta’s ‘Aviator Chair’, recently displayed at Gallery 378. Not only can it hold its own as an exquisite piece of sculpture on any gallery floor, but it also represents a commitment to meticulous engineering that delivers both comfort and utility. Every year I marvel at the work of Selkirk College’s fine woodworking students. The participants clearly demonstrate

nest building Kate Bridger the marriage of form and function. The attention to detail and precision of assembly in the production of cabinets, tables and chairs confirms the artist’s hand in each piece. The fact that these same pieces are fully functional further confirms that where there is art, there can also be purpose. Turning one’s living room into a sculpture garden of functional, but unique, furnishings can be costly which is why most of us go to regular furniture shops. However, even small treasures can straddle the line between art and practicality. For example, a beautiful vase that holds water, or a pottery platter that is food-friendly, is an affordable and accessible expression of art meeting utility. Art is still great on walls, but don’t stop there; surround yourself with pieces you can sit on, eat off, walk on, or wrap yourself up in.

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