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WH20! Whitewater opens!

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Whitewater launches into full operations for the 2010 – 2011 season on December 10, says Anne Pigeon, the hill’s VP �������������������� Operations of Marketing. The new season is marked by some exciting new changes – most notably the new Glory Ridge Chair. “The new lift is progressing well and we are right on schedule,” says Pigeon. “They are just finishing putting the chairs on, which is a huge project.” The first ride up is being raffled as a fundraiser for the Whitewater Ski Team, and the hope is that the first ride will take place

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around December 18 – if bowl, new sandwiches and snow conditions are right. some new “grab-and-go” The new parking area at items intended to facilitate the Glory Ridge base will the flow of diners through greatly appeal to season’s the Lodge. pass holders. Those requirIn addition to menu changing lift tickets – and cof- es, Whitewater has upgraded fee ���������� – will need to visit the its kitchen to enhance energy main Lodge. efficiency. These upgrades Inside the Lodge, other include new Energy Star exciting changes are ����������������������������� tak- refrigerators, freezers and ing place. “We’ve got some fryers. Pigeon notes that a excellent new items on lot of work has gone into the menu,” says Pigeon, improving the energy effiand those menu options ciency of the Lodge. will be available once full The new season also operations begin. Amanda ushers in a strong recomSkidmore, the restau- mendation that everyone rant’s head chef, has been – not only children – wear “dreaming up the menu helmets while skiing and changes all summer long.” snowboarding. Pigeon says Additions to the menu that although the mouninclude a new green curry tain strongly advises hel-

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mets for everyone, “where the mandatory use of helmets comes in is in all snow school lessons.” She thinks that “most people are buying in [to helmet use]” and that helmets are catching on at Whitewater. The trouble with making helmets mandatory, Pigeon says, is that there is not ���������� currently a helmet on the market that would satisfy Canadian safety standards. So until helmets are standardized, Whitewater’s stance on helmets remains a strong recommendation rather than a requirement. Another significant change is the Lodge’s new children’s playroom – ready for opening day, and boast-

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ing built-in wooden benches and a comfortable armchair. Parents will have access to this playroom seven days a week. Beginning in January, school groups will use this room to get ready for their day, but “once those groups have gone through – usually by about 11:00 a.m. – the room will be available for parents and their children.” The room is regulated by the Ministry of Interior Health, and parent-child ratios in the playroom will be monitored. Upcoming events include a CSIA Level One course, a Snowboard Level One course, and multiple opportunities for avalanche awareness and skills training. Registration for youth-

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oriented avalanche-training courses has already begun, so sign up soon to avoid missing out. Pigeon says that the Whitewater staff is very “excited to have had the opportunity to do the Glory Ridge Chair project this summer.” She believes that this project has reenergized skiing and snowboarding in this community. This year is going to be “really, really good,” she says. “The energy in town is phenomenal.” For more information on upcoming courses, see Whitewater’s online events calendar at http:// www.skiwhitewater.com/ whitewater_events.php.


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Briefly Solstice Remembered Monday, Dec. 21, 7:00 p.m.Uphill Nelson (call for directions)

This down-home Pagan event takes place in the forest Uphill where, as in the olden days, we will go into the forest and pick a special tree which we decorate with hand-made goods and say prayers for the harmony of the New Year to come and blessings for friends and family. Afterward there will be a potlatch. For more information and directions, please call Sophi at 250-551-4431.

Current and upcoming events by the Chamber of Commerce Another busy month has wrapped up, and December is going to be even busier. Congratulations to the Baker Street merchants for their recent Customer Appreciation Day. A reminder that the Chamber and the Nelson and District Credit Union are well underway with a “Shop Nelson and Area” campaign. The City of Nelson Climate and Commerce meeting is taking place on Dec. 8 from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Best Western, 153 Baker Where was greatStreet. The Chamber will be grandma born? hosting our next Business The Nelson Library after Business event on has birth, death and Dec. 16 at the Royal, 330 marriage certificates Baker Street. Mark your on microfiche. calendar and stop in after work that day between 5 and 7:00 p.m. www.nelsonlibrary.ca Participate in the seniors’ needs and priorities survey, available online at www.surveymonkey.com/ospreyseGet your motor niors, or in person at the running: Seniors’ Coordinating Society, 719 Vernon Small engine repair St. and the Nelson Library, for boats, chainsaws, 602 Stanley St. and more - online at ForNelson more Library. informathe tion on these and other initiatives, contact the Chamber of Commerce www.nelsonlibrary.ca at 250-352-3433.

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It’s been quite a year for the Nelson Library. The quality of life for people Donate online at “http:// Thursday - Saturday,���������������������� Library turned 80 and celliving with neuromuscu- www.muscle.ca” (click on Dec. 16, 17 and 18 ������������������������ ebrated with an expansion lar disorders by purchas- western Canada region Safeway, 211 Anderson Ave. ������������������������� to two floors, resulting in ing mobility equipment, and then Nelson Fire a spacious, comfortable providing support servic- Fighters rooftop event) or Nelson Fire Fighters ����������������������������� facility to meet the needs check this out es, and funding research, in person at the fire hall or are organizing their sec����������������� of a growing community Anne DeGrace ond rooftop campout to which will one day lead during the event. of library users. If you are interested to a cure. BC Fire Fighters ����������������������� raise awareness and funds Donations of all sizes “Support for the expan���������������������� in donating and/or pargive so much to their comto help “make muscles sion has been outstand- are welcome, and are tax������������������������� munities every day fightticipating in the corpomove. ” During this funding,” says Chief Librarian deductible. Donors may ing fires and responding to rate challenge, please raising event, local Fire June Stockdale. “We’ve choose to support the Fighters camp on the roof medical emergencies, but contact Martin Ouellette almost reached our goal— buy-a-shelf campaign, for of a building, enduring what is truly inspiring is at mouellette@nelson. ��������������� example, and have their we’re just about there.” below freezing tempera- their incredible dedication ca or Bob Patton at With $81,000 raised names or the name of a or tures, inclement weather, to help people affected by bpatton@nelson.ca towards a goal of loved one inscribed on a and whatever else nature neuromuscular disorders. 250-352-3103. shelf in the library. $100,000, the Library is������������������ Donations to the building throws their way, while inviting the community ����������������������������� ���������� ��������������� to come together for the fund before the end of 2010 collecting donations ������������� ������������ will be recognized on the ������������� final stretch. from the public to sup� “Libraries build stron- “Wall of Fame” just inside port Muscular Dystrophy ������������������������������������ ger communities by sup- the Library entrance. Canada. ������������������ ����������������������������������� More information is porting literacy and Please partner with available on the library life-long learning,” says ��������������� Nelson Fire Fighters as ����������������������������������������������� Library Board Chair website at www.nelsonthey hold their 56 hour ����������������������������� Dianne Harke. “A gift to library.ca. The Library rooftop campout. Nelson ������������������������������������������� the library pays dividends gratefully acknowledges all ������������������������������� Fire Fighters are sending donations to date. to the entire community.” out a corporate challenge Anne DeGrace is the Adult Services Coordinator to request and encourage at the Nelson Municipal Library. that local businesses spur Visit www.nelsonlibrary.ca or call 250-352-6333. one another on to support this initiative with the gift of a donation. Be sure to stop by to show your An inspired selection of beads from around the world support for the cause and ������������������������������ Classes • Repairs • Creativity On November 27, the Music Week. Teachers get a glimpse of what the Registered Music Teachers also had the opportunity visit our website and sign up for upcoming events ������������������������ event is all about! Association and the Suzuki to research new compoThe money raised by www.abacusbeadsnelson.com ����������������������������� ���������� by Canadian comAssociation celebrated the sitions Nelson Fire Fighters will ��������������������� 50th anniversary of Canada posers. In the evening, the be donated to improve the 250 • 352 • 3100 505 Kootenay St. Nelson string students presented a Music Week in Nelson. ���������������� Locally 52 piano students concert which included a of new composition participated in a work- suite����������� shop conducted by Tracey by the students. Thanks Garvin, the Provincial to everyone involved for coordinator of Canada their������������������ help!

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Last week, a photo of a woman carrying boxes appeared in the Express. This woman’s name is Leticia Ndanyines, and she moved ������������������������������ to Nelson from Ghana eight months ago. She says that she heard about Nelson many ������������������������ years ago, and anticipated coming here one day. A cook who particularly enjoys making peanut soup, Leticia also works for DHL -which explains the boxes she was carrying ��������������������� in our photo! She says that “back home we carry things on our heads, as it frees the hands to pick something up, make a phone ���������������� call, or shake hands with someone we meet.”


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Briefly Avalanche Skills Training

An evening of spoken word and song

Saturday, Dec. 11, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 10, 7 - 9:30 p.m. SelfDesign High Commons, 402 Victoria St.

The mountain environment is rightfully praised and cherished by backcountry enthusiasts. As much as the winter mountain environment can be a rewarding place, it can also be a dangerous one. Avalanches are one of the main hazards facing winter recreational skiers and snowboarders in the mountains. Learn to make better decisions in avalanche terrain and to raise your avalanche awareness level. Next weekend join David Lussier, local mountain guide, for AST 1, an introductory 2 day avalanche skills course. For skiers who have previous course experience, join a more advanced course, AST 2, over the holidays, Dec. 28 - 31. For more information on these courses and what avalanche training fits your backcountry goals, contact Summit Mountain Guides at 250354-4884 or www.summitmountainguides.com.

With a new editorial board in place, Horsefly Magazine is moving forward toward a new issue with a fresh vision, and will be hosting an evening of entertainment to help propel the publication on its way. Formerly known as Horsefly Literary Magazine, the publication launched its seventh edition in January 2010, after being started a decade ago by a group of Selkirk College students. Its new name, Horsefly Magazine, represents its new, broadened scope of content that will run the gamut of arts in the West Kootenays - from visual art to music, literature and slam poetry. Now steering the ship is an enthusiastic new editorial board that includes great local writers Pippa Bowley, Brian Deon, Margaret Hornby, Amos Tanguay and former Nelson Daily News reporter, Colin Payne.

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Fines for Food Day at the Nelson Library Monday, Dec. 13, Nelson Library, 602 Stanley St.

In a bid to turn tardiness into tastiness, the Nelson Library had declared that all fines collected on Monday, Dec. 13th will be donated to the Nelson Food Cupboard. Mondays are traditionally the busiest day of the week at the library. Late book-returners are invited to wait until December 13th to pay up and benefit the Food Cupboard; penalties for lost or damaged items are not included. “People from all walks of life use the Library,” says Chief Librarian June Stockdale. “We’re an important part of the community—and so is the Nelson Food Cupboard. By working together we can fill both bellies and spirits.” In addition to Fines for Food, the Library will have a food donation bin in the library from December 13 through 18th for collection of non-perishable food items. For more information contact the Nelson Library at 250-352-6333.

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this winter! Adorn yourself with icy silver from the Kootenay School of the Arts (KSA) Winter Exhibition and Sale. Students from the Jewellery program will be selling their latest silvery creations. Also featured will be unique handmade student works from the Clay, Fibre and Metal studios. “Our annual exhibition and sale offers students an excellent opportunity to showcase their talents, and offers the community a glimpse into the wild and wonderful world of KSA,” says student Lexie Owen. “It also provides us with excellent retailing experience for our upcoming field trip to the One Of A Kind Show in Toronto in March 2011. We hope it will be a fantastic fundraiser for the trip!” Opening reception will be held on Friday, December 10 from 5:30-6:30 pm. For more information please contact KSA reception at 250.352.2821. All proceeds of the sale will go towards KSA students and programs.

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and gnome crafts. Two favorite activities are the well-loved Cookie Kingdom and the quiet, meditative candle dipping with its soulful music and cedar aroma. Come play in the snow and slide on the hill before heading inside to the artisan market. This year the Recorder Troupe and Choir will play at the Rudolph Cafe. Sustainable Solstice Basket raffle tickets will be available. Children’s activities are $6 for children six years and older, and $4 for children five years and younger. The story of “Snow White and Rose Red” will be told at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. ($3 per person). For more information, contact 250-352-6919

Winter Family Fair at Touchstones Sunday, Dec. 12, noon to 4:00 p.m. Touchstones, 502 Vernon St.

Touchstones Nelson celebrates the season of winter with its first ever Winter Family Fair. The whole family is invited to come listen to local author Eileen Pearkes read some of her favorite wintery stories in the minitheatre from 1 to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 2:30 p.m. Join local artist Natasha Smith’’s drop-in collage ���������� workshop between noon and 3:00 p.m. and explore visual storytelling through the art of collage. Other children’�s craft activities include potato print wrapping paper, making paper snowflakes and holiday cards. Enjoy hot apple cider courtesy of Ellison’s Market! Touchstones Nelson is hosting this event by donation. One half of the proceeds raised over the course of the day will be donated to The Salvation Army Christmas Cheer Appeal. All ages are welcome. For more information, contact www.touchstonesnelson.ca.

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KSA and sale: Out-sparkle the Frost!

Friday, Dec. 10, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 11, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Kootenay School of the Arts, 606 Victoria St. Out-sparkle the frost

Come celebrate community and the festival of light. The school will be transformed into a winter village with a bakery, crafts, cafes, a children’s store with hand-made gifts, an artisan market

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bring the holiday spirit into the homes of those who would otherwise go without. If you would like to contribute, please send donations to the Nelson Food Cupboard at 602 Silica Street, Nelson, V1L 4N1. Charity receipts will be issued. You can also get together with a group of friends or family members to create a hamper for an anonymous family. For guidelines or more information, please call 551-8343 or visit www.foodcupboard. org.

Sinixt benefit in the Slocan Valley Sunday, Dec. 12, 1:00 p.m. - midnight at the Vallican Community Centre, 3762 Little Slocan River Road, Vallican

Friends of The Sinixt Nation and the Perry Ridge Wilderness Preserve are hosting a family fundraising event with kids’ activities, storytelling, film, slideshows, silent auction, potluck and benefit concert. All prodeeds shared by the Sinixt Nation and the Perry Ridge Water Users’ Association. To submit items for the silent auction: contact Diane Carter 250226-7371. For more information contact Safire Jones at lalacreations@yahoo. com, or visit Sinixtnation. org or perryridge.org.

Write for Rights Amnesty International Write-a-thon Sunday, Dec. 12, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Oso Negro Cafe, 604 Ward St. and Kootenay Co-op, 295 Baker St.

This year on the weekend following December 10th, International Human Rights Day, thousands of Canadians - incuding people in Nelson - will be writing letters together, to promote human rights in Amnesty International’s global write-a-thon. On Sunday, December 12,

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Holiday hamper campaign Wednesday, Dec. 1, 602 Silica Street

Once again this holiday season, the Nelson Food Cupboard Society is raising funds to create bountiful hampers for local families and individuals who do not have the resources to purchase their own holiday foods. Last year, due to generous community donations the Nelson Food Cupboard managed to deliver 160 hampers and help over 450 people. This year, the hope is that the community will once again make this project a financial priority and help

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Briefly from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm owners of two local businesses: the Kootenay Co-op Grocery Store at 295 Baker St. and the Oso Negro Coffee, at 604 Ward St., will be generously setting aside room for people to gather and write letters. Members of a local Amnesty group will be present to provide all necessary information and writing materials. Come take some time to write a letter, and join thousands of others around the world during Human Rights Week. “Thanks to Amnesty letters, today we can smile, we can be alive. The government know we are being watched over by the world.” Dina Meza, Honduran Human Rights Activist For more information, contact For more information contact Mary at 352-9159 or Judith 3527600

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The following link should lead to the voting button. Register on the Aviva site so you can vote. You get one vote a day for 10 days. http:// www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf5830. Thanks to voters for their support!

eARTh Community Clay Studios open house Saturday, Dec. 11th, 3-8 p.m. at 1116 Latimer St.

eARTh Community Clay Studios celebrates a new location with a candlelit Open House and Holiday Sale. Tours of a working studio , a new whimsical pottery line, soul warming beeswax candles, and gift

Community Climate Action and Energy workshop Wednesday, Dec. 8, 7:30 - 10:00 a.m. at the Best Western, 153 Baker St.

Park work underway

An event co-hosted by the Chamber After several public of Commerce, the meetings with Rosemont Nelson and Area Park users groups, neighEconomic Development borhood residents and the Partnership and the members of the Kiwanis City. Amongst other and Cycling Clubs, the City topics, we will explore of Nelson has given the the opportunities and green light for wildfire fuel challenges for improvreduction to begin in Art ing energy performance Gibbon Park in Rosemont. and cutting energy costs The work will be completfor local businesses. ed by Debri Resources Ltd. This meeting is one of a This fuel mitigation project series with stakeholders Skatepark Fundraiser is an important priority in and the public to inform Council’s overall Climate Voting starts Thursday, Dec. 2 development of a pracChange Action Strategy. We made it! We got tical and innovative The park will be receivthrough the last round of plan to reduce greening a much needed clean up votes and are now in the house gas, promote to protect the forest from semifinals. The finals are sustainable energy and a wildfire. This will also going to be tough - there strengthen our comprovide increased protecare 90 semi-finalists vying munity. The insights tion to the adjacent homes for one of ten spots in the of local businesses will and Nelson Jubilee Manor finals, which is to be decid- be critical in developseniors’ residence. The ed by the judges. We’ll ing a plan the private work will begin by removgreatly have to increase and public sector, coming the identified dangerour voting numbers to get munity organizations, ous trees; many of which to ����������������������������� the finals. Last round we ���������� residents and the City of have already collapsed on peaked at 800 votes a day. their own; however sevA million dollar prize Nelson are compelled to eral other trees need to be is to be split amongst implement. Coffee and the winners to help fund muffins will be served. taken down systematically their projects. HELP Please register at http:// FUND THE OUTDOOR o u r c l i m a t e o u r c o m merce.eventbrite.com. SKATEPARK!

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to protect both the public and the contractors. Many of these trees will remain on the forest floor but some of them will remain standing and be reduced in size to take on the status of wildlife trees. After the dangerous tree removal is completed the crews will continue with the small woody debris on the forest floor, pruning, and removal of smaller trees and ladder fuels to reduce the risk of a fire spreading to the crown overhead. To do this work safely the park will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, December 7, 2010 for daylight hours only, for the duration of the project. Nelson Fire and Recue thanks the public for their input in this restoration project and appreciates your patience while this work is completed.

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Perfectly Imperfect Christmas The holidays that I remember best are the less than perfect ones: like the year the power went and we had to cook the turkey on the barbecue. Then there was time the cat pulled over the Christmas tree in the middle of the night and scared us all out of our deep winter sleeps. And, I’ll never forget the frigid northern Ontario Christmas that grounded all our relatives for an extra three days! On the other hand, the occasions that went by without a hitch tend to blend together forming a soft blanket of delightful warm memories, but with nothing remarkable standing out. I feel the same about holiday ornaments. My little wooden elf with its chewed foot and my tattered, discoloured treetop fairy that looks like it’s suffering from liver failure are among my favourites. Sick or wounded, they remain part of a long tradition and have earned their prominent positions on my Christmas tree. Newer, as yet undamaged ornaments have a lot of catching up to do. It is easy to be seduced by the perfect holiday

nest building Kate Bridger arrangements featured in magazines and on television shows. We all enjoy the magical holiday vignettes displayed in department shop windows. But, remember, these are just sets, not real living rooms where people spill hot chocolate, trip over pets and proudly show off the festive crafts created by their children and grandchildren. These are just gorgeous, glittery, strategically contrived marketing tools that can put a lot of unnecessary pressure on seasonal hosts and hostesses. Relax. Enjoy the holidays with all the delightful mishaps and broken pieces that eventually form the stuff of family folklore. Don’t allow the quest for the perfect Christmas tree, or holiday centrepiece to ruin a warm and charmingly imperfect holiday gathering with precious friends and family.

Kate is an artist and designer offering in-home consultations to help clients create optimal living and working spaces. If you have design questions, you may contact Kate directly at kbridka@yahoo. ca or 352-4653.

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Reflecting on “The Armed Man Dear Editor Time passes too quickly, precious moments are dispersed by our busy lives. On Thursday, November 11, when we commemorated the soldiers that have gone to war, I sat with others in the Capitol theatre to experience “The Armed Man.” Those two hours won’t be forgotten. Thank you to all those who spent their time bringing “A Mass for Peace” to us. How fortunate we are to have this kind of dedication and talent in our town. This amazing performance was unforgettable. How do we thank Allison Girvan for following her dream and bringing “The Armed Man” to the stage? Part One began with the first reading, “The Silence,” from the Manchester Gaurdian, Nov. 12, 1919. An unforgettable “And the Band Played Waltzing Mathilda” was sung by Andrew Caron. Then soloist Don MacDonald sang “Christmas in the Trenches,” taking us back to World War 1. We crossed borders, with the blogs of John Rohan, a US Army Intelligence officer, read by the remarkable and talented Brahm Taylor. All the many voices from across

the ages came alive. I don’t think anyone will forget Mary Audia singing, “We’ll Meet Again” in a style reminiscent of Vera Linn. Fifty singers entered the stage without notice. They represented the single soldier, as well as the generations that have gone to war. The themes of glory, shame and nostalgia were already present, but with the arrival of the silent Armed Men Ensemble the mood changed. I am not sure how or why this happened; you can say the faultless choreography. Unity and purpose come to my mind. Part two: A Mass For Peace. Written by Karl Jenkins, and commissioned by the former Master of the Royal Armouries, it came as a surprise that a mass for peace was initiated by an army man. How Guy Wilson found Jenkins is another story. Karl Jenkins was an almost unknown musician until the jingle he wrote become popular. Serendipity? Words from the Koran and quotations from Latin mass evoked the futility and tragedy of war. Toge Sankichi’s “Angry Flames” spoke of the horror of the atom bomb attack on Hiroshima. He died of leukemia in 1957. Immortal voices lament the

tragedy in poetry, prose and prayer. And finally of peace, and redemption. In an attempt to pay tribute to this remarkable evening I wish to acknowledge the vision of the two men, Karl Jenkins and Guy Wilson-, Master of the Royal Armouries. The latter wrote that “Now The Guns Have Stopped.” In Part One, the song “Christmas in the Trenches” told a true story of how on Christmas Day one soldier across the German lines began to sing a Christmas Carol. He was soon joined by the allied soldiers on the other side. For that short period, the guns stopped. Allison Girvan wrote in the beginning of the programme, “We remember that, no matter how remote the connection to someone who lived 100 years ago or lives now 10,000 miles away, we are connected by the fragile filament of the human condition.” Thank you to all those who helped bring Allison’s and all our dreams for peace on earth. I feel proud and awed to be in a community that can give us a performance to remember. Thank you all. Margaret Hornby Nelson

Commentary: the history of Christmas on Baker “Christmas on Baker,” a Nelson Christmas tradition, took place last Friday evening. I recently asked Bill for a history of the Santa on Baker Street activities. He recalled that Harold House arrived from Penticton as manager of the Hudson’s Bay store in the early 1950s. House brought with him the practice of having Santa arrive at the Bay store via fire truck. Santa would then enter the store’s Toyland and meet the children. Street-level

activities developed some time later. The model for this year’s event, which was spearheaded by Pastor Jim Reimer of Kootenay Christian Fellowship, began in 1999. Each year the local churches, with the support of City Council, block off a section of Baker Street, set up a stage, a kids’ petting zoo, and a tent for serving hot dogs and hot chocolate. Various groups and individuals have entertained from that stage. Several busi-

nesses and churches contribute financially, and many volunteers help make it happen. The concept may not be unique to Nelson, but it is unusual enough that one year a radio station in Florida interviewed some of the key people involved. The broadcaster was obviously impressed with the originality of our local event. It’s just another confirmation that Nelson is rich in ideas and creativity. George Millar, Nelson

Publisher’s Note: Nelson Becker

What makes good giving? This week’s Street Talk topic asks what makes a good present. I would like to answer the question, “What makes a good giving?” We teach our children to respect those who give to us. When a child receives a gift from mom, dad, or a friend, the parent asks the child, “Now, what do you say?” and the child dutifully replies, “Thank you.” Frankly, I would rather not hear those two words if they come from a sense of polite duty instead of from the heart. The act of giving should be joyful in itself. I have received anonymous gifts: flowers on my desk, and a note

that says “I am glad you are part of my life.” I am thankful for these gifts. At this time of year, Santa is the big giver, but parents may give gifts, too. And the children are expected to thank their parents for bringing them their new toy. But, while gifts from Santa may be appreciated, Santa is not around to thank and so the thanks occur in one’s heart. Parents can watch with an inner joy as the child opens Santa’s gift. The big smile and appreciation is enough thanks for the parent. On behalf of the children of the world, in advance of December 25, “Thank you Santa.”

Fish heads to the economy for making eating out so expensive. I’d rather stay at home and eat a shrimp ring! Unsatisfied customer Flowers to the person who found the racket I use to play ball with my dog and who left it hanging on the dog walk fence. Also Flowers to the man who stopped me to tell me where it was. Playing Again Fish Heads To business owners who do not make their sidewalks safe during the winter. Obviously you do not care about the people of Nelson. Falling all winter Flowers Many flowers to the women of our community. You’re hardworking and beautiful. Inspired Fish Heads To people who’s get angry when their offers to help are rejected. Sometimes we don’t want your help. Learning from the past

Flowers to the most excellent woman at the Crescent Beach recycling station for educating us on both bottle refunds and head injuries. ! Grateful Fish Heads To mothers and fathers who place

One that comes from the heart with a lot of feeling behind it. Giving in the spirit of wanting to make the person’s life brighter and lighter.

Gabriele Pradl, Nelson

their heads firmly in the sand in regards to the bad behavior of their kids!!!! P’d right off! Flowers to the city of Nelson for finally putting a stop sign by our house, we feel much safer now. Happy in Nelson Flowers to the generous couple who gave away their extra dryer free to a needy couple. We will send clean, dry, good karma thoughts your way every time we dry a load of laundry. Happily Dry in Winter.

I think a really good book is a good present. You can find a book about any subject, and I think it’s good for people to read more.

David Rae, Winnipeg

Fish Heads To the politically and socially righteous of our dysfunctional little town: left or right it still smells bad. Stifled Fish Heads to the person that stole the playpen from our car. It was missing a leg. It was in the car to be repaired. Hope karma finds you and your wobbly playpen. Owner of one lonely plastic green playpen leg. Fish Heads to smokers who think it’s okay to subject others to secondhand smoke. It’s not okay to destroy another person’s health. Choking and disgusted Fish Heads to the spiritual egoists. The fact that you pray and or meditate doesn’t give you the power to consciously bless people five thousand miles away. Nor to directly alter the course of world events. Noting the smugness

SEND US YOUR FISH HEADS AND FLOWERS!

NELSON BECKER

“What makes a good present?”

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

A good present is something that you really put your heart into, and a better present is something you make yourself, with that person in mind.

Zoe Anderson, Nelson

Something homemade. I made candles and smoked salmon and give it to my friends.

Jorma Orton, Nelson


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Stories out of school Barry Gray, Ari Neufeld and NikTex Saturday December 11 Noon to 4:00 p.m. at Ellison’s 523 Front St.

This week’s Unplugged Sessions will go for an extra hour to feature special guests touring our area. 12:00 Storytelling, harmonica, humour and horn Having a very short attention span, Barry plans to fill the first hour at Ellison’s with many different things. His first love (besides Ursula) is storytelling. Barry was the founding storyteller of the Kootenay Storytelling Festival in Procter. He told every year during that festival’s nine year history and has also told at most other storytelling festivals in the Kootenays as well as in most Kootenays schools. He even considers himself a half-decent joke teller and will include some stand-up in his presentation. Harmonica is Barry’s first instrument. As a recent live guest on Co-op Radio’s harmonica program Pucker Up, Barry pretended a trip around the world playing songs from many countries. Barry’s latest musical instrument acquisition is a genuine eleven foot six inch long Alphorn from Switzerland, which he plans to demonstrate at the novice level. Anyone yelling out RICOLA will be expelled.

1:00 Abby Cowan, at 15, is a published writer and creative guitar player. She studies with guitar teacher/musician Carol Street and they will perform on stage together for this special debut. 2:00 Tangerine is composed of Diane Ermacora on vocals/piano and David Mitchell on stand-up bass. They will be swinging in Christmas with a few jazz standard favorites plus some interesting arrangements of Christmas tunes. Special guests joining them will be: Meg Stewart on clarinet, Eric Johnson on drums and Larry Anderson on sax. 3:00 Arie Neufeld has won male performer of the year at the BC Interior Music Awards and has appeared at the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival. He is a talented folk artist based out of Penticton and has a uniquely raw and organic delivery. (www.myspace. com/arieneufeld) He is touring with NikTex, a folk/worldfusion duo from Victoria, is a collaborative effort between musician and vocalist Nikole Texidor and Manjinder Benning who’s expertise in Indian and other worldly flavours with the tabla and drums adds an explosive flavour to Texidor’s songs. (www. myspace.com/niktex)

Setting it straight: Last week’s A&E feature article “Harry Manx, master of the Mohan vina” was published without a by-line. The article was written by Neil Harrower of the Capitol Theatre.

Barry Gray (above) and Ari Neufeld grace Ellison’s stage on December 11

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Dancer puts method into movement Seven Stories Friday Dec. 10 - Saturday Dec. 11, 8:00 p.m. TNT Playhouse, Anglican Church, 723 Ward St.

Choreographer and dancer Hiromoto Ida is presenting an evening of dance entitled “Seven Stories.” The performance comes out of a two month long series of workshops with local dance students Aspen Switzer, Gisele Chouinard, Michael Sheely, Pamela Lyness, Slava Doval, Sonja Podstawskyj, and Teva Weston. Ida’s work is a combination of dance and theatre

and comes from his experience studying method acting whereby the performer creates character by using personal emotions and experiences. “I wanted to combine this acting technique with movement,” explains Ida. “I wanted each student to look deeply inside themselves and find some memory or incident in their lives they couldn’t forget and then think about it in terms of the five senses. When we focus hard on these things it’s difficult to move the body and my work was to guide them

towards an interesting performance. The important thing is to capture the honesty rather than try to look beautiful.” Hiromoto Ida was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, where he studied drama and performance at the Tama Art College before moving to Vancouver, where joined the Karen Jamieson Dance Company. Over the next dozen years he worked with a number of dance companies and choreographers as well as starring in the movie Tokyo Cowboy. He was

nominated for a Jessie award as best supporting actor in the play Serpent Kills in 1997. “Seven Stories” will also feature the premiere of a new work performed by Ida with Lindsay Clague and Celestina Hart. Clague recently appeared with Lucas Myers in “The Wedding Pool,” and Ida won acclaim for his performance in this summer’s TNT production of “The Servant of Two Masters.” Advance tickets are available at Eddy Music $15 adults, $10 students.

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Briefly AC Slater Friday, Dec 10, 8:00 p.m. at Spirit Bar, 422 Vernon St.

Trouble & Bass’s AC Slater has quickly become one of the most sought after remixers and producers with no sign of slowing down. Raised on 90’s HipHop and nourished by old school rave, AC has cultivated these influences to give birth to his own style of music production. One of the top blogged dance artists in the world, AC’s tracks can be frequently heard on radio stations worldwide. His army of world class supporters include Moby, Armand van Helden, Crookers, Diplo, Laidback Luke and Drop the Lime. He is founder of the record label Party Like

Us. Opening set by the one and only Billy Bangers with visuals by Onbeyond.

Drive if You Must winter tour sendoff Friday, Dec. 10, 9:30 p.m. The Royal, 330 Baker St.

Drive if You Must returns a little plumped up for the Holidays as a full 5 piece Electrosoul band. The result is a genre-bending mix of acoustic instruments, bleeps, bass, and undeniably catchy soul singing. With a made-inthe-Kootenays sound that evolves beyond the static boundaries of contemporary electronic music, this band is kicking off a sixcity western Canadian tour at the Royal, before playing at the Steamshovel in

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Aphrodite / propa tingz / cain / four20 Friday, Dec. 17, 9 p.m. - 2: 30 a.m. Spirit Bar, 422 Vernon St.

We would like to invite all to attend Bassbizniz Productions end of year triple headliner massive with the biggest line-up ever compiled at Spirit Bar! This event will showcase three headliners focusing on drum and bass, jungle, dubstep, glitch hop, and electro music, featuring the Godfather of jungle, the one and only Aphrodite. Also featuring the dubstep/crunk heavyweight Propa Tingz who is also know as Breakbeat Buddha. Opening set by Banff ’s hottest selector, DJ Cain. Evening hosted by Four20 MC. Visuals

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Wassabi Collective Friday, Dec. 17, 9:30 p.m. The Royal, 330 Baker St.

Blending everything from pop, rock, hip hop, roots reggae, funk, jazz and everything in between, and then wrapping it all up with their own identifiable twist is Wassabi Collective. They’re taking the stage at the Royal and most likely the dancefloor as well with a sound that has won them legions of fans across the country and elsewhere. Reflecting the arty, alternative thinking town they grew from, this five-piece, consisting of Melissa Meretsky (vocals & percussion), Brent Hongisto (vocals & guitar), Jimmy Lewis (vocals & drums), Rahj Levinson (keyboards) and Andrew McCormick (bass), is hailed as one of Canada’s best live independent bands. Advance tickets are available at liveattheroyal. com and at the door for $10. For more information, visit liveattheroyal.com.

Salsa Night at Finley’s Saturday, Dec. 18, 9:00 p.m. midnight at Finley’s, 705 Vernon St.

Salsa night has returned better than ever. Starting in 2011, we will have Salsa night every last Saturday of the month, and new Salsa lessons will be taught by Jen Mendizabal from Venezuela and Ori Jimenez from Cuba every Monday ���������� from 6 to 7:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to learn a complete Latin style. No experience is necessary. Singles are welcome! Cover is $5. For more information, contact Finley’s at 250352-5121.

Connie Kaldor Monday, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. Silverton Memorial Hall, 203 Lake Avenue, Silverton

Th e Va l h a l l a Community Concert Series proudly presents the iconic Canadian folk artist, Connie Kaldor. For over two decades, this Juno Award-winning singer/ songwriter has flourished on the Canadian folk scene and beyond. With 14 albums to her credit, three award-winning children�s books/CDs, a musical and much more, Connie Kaldor has been recognized with the Queen’�s Golden Jubilee Medal, the Order of Canada, and the adoration of fans across North America and around the world. “A masterful performer, wildly funny one moment, deeply personal the next”� � (Boston Globe). TICKETS $18 (advance sales only). For more information, contact 250-358-7151.

Maritime kitchen party Friday Dec. 10th at 9:00 p.m. at Finley’s, 705 Vernon St.

For the best MaritimeCeltic and classic rock. Showtime 9 p.m. Free cover before 9pm. $5.00 after 9pm.

7th annual Backyard Booty Show! Sunday, Jan. 10, doors/drinks 7:00 p.m., showtime 8:00 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 421 Victoria St.

Slide shows, movie shorts, spoken word, and the famous “Storytelling Competition” is just some of the excitement waiting to happen at this years Backyard Booty. The show is hosted by KMC Editor Mtichell Scott, and presenters include, Dave Heath, Melissa Welsh, Carl Jacks/Dainty Deathy Productions, Sherpas Cinema, and many, many more.

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Sugar Shck with The F-Holes! Sunday, Dec. 12, 7:00 p.m.

Miss Quincy presents a special one night Sugar Shack revival show featuring all the Sugar Shack staples (such as homemade pie and ice cream) and a rollicking house concert from Winnipeg’s The FHoles, whose fiery concoction of swing, dixieland, gypsy jazz, and roots & blues will knock you on your feet. Opening set by Miss Quincy & Tyler Toews. Don’t let The F-Holes tongue-in-cheek name fool you, rather let their raucous live performance be a testament to their unique blend of country, dixieland, and Manitoba roots music. Since forming in Winnipeg in 2004, The F-Holes have shared the stage with the likes of Gord Downie, K’Naan, Martha Wainright, Fred Eaglesmith, as well as Juno nominated artists Elliot Brood and Twilight Hotel. Their unmistakable vintage inspired sound and zeal for live performance has garnered acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Tickets are $15, are ONLY available in advance, and will sell out faster than The F-Holes’ trumpet licks. Get your tickets at Eddy Music or online at www.missquincy. net/store. The address of The Sugar Shack will be provided upon ticket purchase. For more information, call 250-262-7072 or visit www.thefholes.ca or missq@missquincy.net.

Elegent Garden Party Series: paintings on display Sunday, Dec. 12, 3:00 p.m. closing El Taco, 306 Victoria St.

Melissa from Wassabi Collective’s newest collection of small paintings will be displayed at El Taco. The one-of-a-kind, handmade works of art are for sale and make great holiday gifts. For more information, contact 250-505-3829 or visit www.wassabi.net. FREE Classifieds in

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Oxygen Arts Centre, 320 Vernon Street (in the alley behind Hipperson’s) Entering its seventh year, this little artistrun centre runs yearround exhibitions, educational programming, artist residencies and a stimulating Ideas Cafe series. Come and see what we’ve been up to this year, and get a taste what’s to come. ������ Make a difference. Bring your energy and �� talents. Join this innovative and spirited group as a board member or committee member, volunteer or supporter. If you have skills and passions you would like to share, bring them to the board. We welcome you. Do you like to organize events, make decisions, create fundraising opportunities? Do you like to be engaged in your community? At Oxygen, there’s never a dull meeting (or a dull moment). For more information about the centre, check out oxygenartcentre.org.

Her practice, Phoenix Rising, is unique in the field of Yoga Therapy. A session includes supported yoga postures and elements of talk therapy to encourage the release of physical and emotional tension. The belief is that we have all the tools we need to heal. We just need a little support to access the tools and remember how to use them. This creates a sense of self-empowerment. Clients are given the space to witness their physical and emotional edges and how these edges show up not only in their body, but also in their daily lives. No yoga experience is necessary, and the sessions are guided according to individual needs. By combining yoga therapy and holistic nutri���������� tion we get to work on all aspects of the physical and emotional self. ��� ��

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2. Bring a drink. A lot of times we like to have something in our hand to sip on at a social gathering. Go prepared and bring your own healthy beverage. Green drinks are one of my favorites. Blend spinach, tahini and organic apple juice and take a filling, nutrientdense, power drink to the party. Bring extra to share because it really does taste good!

truly dedicated to helping others feel their best. Last year I had the pleasure of meeting a lovely lady by the name of Anie Boudreau. Anie is a registered yoga therapist and I would like to introduce her to you.

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4. Think before eating. A lot of us eat “unconsciously” at parties and around the holidays. Listen to your body and be aware of nibbling on foods and treats that you can’t even remember tasting. No need to cut out all the treats, just be conscious of the amount you are taking in.

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Landscape comes alive under the brush of Evelyn Kirkaldy. Many of her pieces are created en plein air—on site— the better to harness spontaneity and energetic colour play in portrayals of vibrant mountain meadows, lively flower gardens and lush rainforests. Her influences include Jackson Pollack as well as a number of Impressionist and Expressionist painters. As a kid growing up in Toronto, public school art education was not enough for Kirkaldy. Extra-curricu���������� lar classes included summer drawing and sculpture workshops at Central Technical School. She later studied art at Three Schools of Art in Toronto and The ���������� Banff School of Fine Arts. After graduating with honours from the Ontario College of Art, she moved to western Canada, where

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Kate Butt, Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine .............................................................................................551-5283 Shauna Robertson Acupuncture & Herbs .............................................................................................352-2167

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Vadim Kristopher Hair Salon 560 Herridge Ln .....................................................................................................352-6700 Renaissance Hair Co. Find us on facebook ...............................................................................................250-352-1955 HOLISTIC HEALTH

Brenda Wiseman counselling, coaching, living, raw food, laughter, yoga workshops. Private sessions ..............................................................................................505-7555

Anna Colin, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner ....................................................................................................352-1853

HOMEOPATHY

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Aga Dezwart, Rolf Practitioner gravitytherapy.com .........................352-6611 COLONICS

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

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............................................................................................352-1220 Sally Shamai, MEd, RCC, individuals & couples . ..................................................................................1-877-688-5565 Shayla Wright certified life coach/mentor �������������������� ............................................................................................352-7908

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RUB IT IN Mobile & Studio, Deep T., Neuro, Sports ..............................................................................................352-6804 A Touch of Aloha, lomi, cranio, structural, sports ..............................................................................................229-4424 Colleen O’Sullivan, Lymphatic Drainage, Hot Stone Therapy, Reflexology, Deep T. 210-601 Front St. .............................................................................................352-7710

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

Rhythmic Reflexology www.rhythmicreflexology.com ..............................................................................................825-3460 REGISTERED MASSAGE

D Voykin RMT, 30 Yrs. Hannah Somatics for frozen shoulder .....................................................................505-5549 Valerie Nunes RMT @ Acupuncture Natural Health Clinic, new clients welcome ...............................................................................505-3946 Caroline Vrba RMT Shalimar .................................................354-4408 mobile ...................................................................................509-3400 SPAS

Found, Nelson’s Aveda Concept Spa & Salon ............................................................................................ 352-7775 YOGA

OM Yoga, 3067 Heddle Rd. 6-Mile, omyogasixmile.com ..... 825-0011 Yoga Therapy, specializing in chronic pain. Heritage Health Centre 823 Baker St. Eliza Gooderham .................................................. 354-3885

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MIXED CONTACT MARTIAL ARTS 6-7:30 p.m Aries Resort, 825.0030, info@aries.com

TAO YOGA 8:30 - 10, gentle yet energizing! Marisa 352.0886 www.thewellnessqi.com

FELDENKRAIS CLASSES 1 - 2 p.m. Improve comfort, relieve stress & pain @ OM Studio, 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd Judy Katz 352-3319, somatikatz@gmail.com

THEYOGALOFT.ORG 625 FRONT ST. 4:30-6 mysore

����������������� FELDENKRAIS CLASSES 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Improve comfort, ������������� relieve stress & pain @ Kutenais Finest, 182 Baker Judy Katz 352���������������������������������� 3319, somatikatz@gmail.com KUTENAIS FINEST PERSONAL TRAINING SHANTI YOGA STUDIO SHANTIYOGA.CA 10-11:30 Rebalancing Yoga, Joy 12-1:30 Anusara Yoga, Elissa 5:30-7 Restorative Yoga, Donna 7:30-9 Invigorating Yoga, Paige

8 a.m. Core Fusion with Ali Popoff 182 Baker St. 250-352-9196

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

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FITNESS GROUP 6-7 Lakeside 825.0030 info@aries.com

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

YANG TAI CHI (ADVANCED) 7-8:30 a.m. with Master Pauline Bao 250-505-8057 www.nelsontaichi.com

BELLYDANCE CLASSES 6:45 or 8 pm at the Moving Centre, 533 Baker St. 509-0633

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS Beginner 3-4 pm, 4-5:30 pm Intermediate, @ S.Nelson School 505-1812

HEART YOGA WITH KARUNA 5:30-7pm all levels at The Studio, 182 Baker Karuna Erickson 229-4793 www.yogakaruna.com

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TAO YOGA 8:30 - 10am, gentle yet energizing! Marisa 352.0886 www.thewellnessqi. com

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LATIN MERENGUE CLASSES sexy dance based on hip movements. jen.mendizabal@gmail.com 509-0633

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BLOOM PRENATAL YOGA 5:30- 7pm. All Levels @ Kutenai’s Finest, 182 Baker St. 505.6789 breajohnson@gmail.com

FELDENKRAIS CLASSES 11:30-12:30 Gentle & powerful. Learn to move with ease. 206 Victoria susangrimble@telus.net 352-3449 First class free.

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THEYOGALOFT.ORG 625 FRONT ST 5:30-7 all levels HOT yoga flow- jenna

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4-5:30 @ S.Nelson School 505-1812

FELDENKRAIS CLASSES WORK! 2:30-3:30 Relieve back and joint pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, injuries, etc. 206 Victoria susangrimble@telus.net 352-3449 First class free.

SHANTI YOGA STUDIO SHANTIYOGA.CA 8:00-9:30 a.m. Flow Yoga, Linsey 10-11:30 a.m. Gentle Yoga, Shayla 12-1:30 p.m. Invigorating Yoga! Paige 2:00-3:30 Rebalancing Yoga, Joy

Sundays SHANTI YOGA STUDIO SHANTIYOGA.CA 8:00-9:30 a.m. Flow Yoga, Linsey 10-11:30 a.m. Prenatal Yoga, Donna 12-1:30 p.m. Anusara Yoga, Elissa 4:30-6:00 p.m. Apres ski yoga THEYOGALOFT.ORG 625 FRONT ST 11am-12:30 all levels ashtanga jenna YOGA WITH DREA 10 a.m. Join Drea for Vinyasa flow Yoga 182 Baker St (Kootenai Finest) Cost: $10 Pass/$12 drop in. All Welcome!

Mondays

Birthing From Within Saturday, Jan. 18- February 8 6-8:30 p.m. Nelson

The Birthing From Within Winter 2011 course series is here. It will cover the full spectrum of labour and birth preparation, also

SWORD TAI CHI (YANG 32 FORM) 4-5:30 p.m. with Master Pauline Bao 250-505-8057 www.nelsontaichi.com SHOTOKAN KARATE 5 - 7p.m. St. Joseph’s School gym 523 Mill Street. 250-229-4420 YOGA THERAPY WITH ANIE BOUDREAU 10:30am Morning Yoga 1:00pm Hatha Yoga #9-205 Victoria Street, 505-9807

finding creative ways to work in a state of surrender. By releasing attachment to the outcome one can embrace birth as it unfolds”, says Delia Aaron, Prenatal Educator. The message to parents is to develop and maintain a solution-focused, nonjudgmental mindset, so that if medical supports become necessary, they can remain present for the birth of their child. Prenatal classes will cover birth as a rite of pas-

SHOTOKAN KARATE 5 - 7p.m. St. Joseph’s School gym 523 Mill Street. 250-229-4420 WALKING CLUB NELSON 9:30 am under Orgnge Bridge E mail libaz@shaw.ca YOGA THERAPY WITH ANIE BOUDREAU 10:30am Morning Yoga 1:00pm Hatha Yoga #9-205 Victoria Street, 505-9807

Thursdays SHANTI YOGA STUDIO SHANTIYOGA.CA 8:00-9:30 a.m. Core Yoga, Linsey 10:00-11:30 a.m Gentle Yoga 12-1:00 Lunch hour Yoga, Linsey 3:30-5:00 Jivamukti Yoga, Sharon 5:30-7 p.m. Skiers & Boarders! Elissa 7:30-9 p.m. Yoga Basics, Joy, 8 classes/ $80 (pre-register) THEYOGALOFT.ORG 625 FRONT ST. 5:30-7 all levels ashtanga yoga - Jenna APPLIED COMBAT MARTIAL ARTS 6:30 - 8 pm. Adult class 525 Josephine Street, call 352-0459

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VINI YOGA CLASSES WITH LAURIE MADISON 10:30-12 at The Studio 182 Baker St. 354-0269

KOOTENAY AIKIDO 5:30-6:45 p.m. Intro Akido 213C Baker St 250-226-6711

YOGA THERAPY WITH ANIE BOUDREAU 8:30am Morning Yoga #9-205 Victoria Street, 505-9807

CONTACT IMPROVISATION DANCE JAM 7:30 - 9 p.m. all levels and live musicians welcome. The Moving Centre, 533A Baker St. Info 352-3319 Judy.

Fridays

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

SHANTI YOGA STUDIO SHANTIYOGA.CA 8-9:30 a.m. Power Yoga, Trisha 12-1:30 Hatha Flow 5:30-7 Anusara Yoga, Elissa 7:30-9 Yoga Nidra, Linsey

KUTENAIS FINEST PERSONAL TRAINING 8 a.m. Core Fusion with Ali Popoff 182 Baker St. 250-352-9196

POWER VINYASA YOGA 9-10:30am With Katya Hayes @ The Studio 182 Baker St. Call 229-4979 NELSON BREAST FEEDING CLINIC 9:30 - 11:30 a.. Free drop-in Nelson Health Unit, 2nd floor Kutenai Building, 333 Victoria Street, 250-505-7200. KOOTENAY AIKIDO 4 - 5 p.m. Akido Fun, ages 4-6 5 -6 p.m. Kids Class, ages 7-12 6:30 - 8 p.m. Adult Class 213C Baker St 250-226-6711

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6:30-8 pm With Katya Hayes @ The Studio 182 Baker. 229-4979

FELDENKRAIS CLASSES 1 - 2 p.m. Improve comfort, relieve stress & pain @ Kutenais Finest, 182 Baker St. Judy Katz 352-3319, somatikatz@gmail.com. MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FITNESS GROUP 6-7 p.m. Lakeside Park 825.0030 info@aries.com VINI YOGA CLASSES WITH LAURIE MADISON 10:30-12 at The Studio 182 Baker St. 354-0269

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

BELLYFIT HOLISTIC FITNESS 9-10 a.m. at the Moving Centre. Call Heather, 354-0492 YANG TAI CHI (ADVANCED) 7-8:30 a.m. with Master Pauline Bao 250-505-8057 www.nelsontaichi.com

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FITNESS GROUP KYOKUSHIN KARATE ����������������������������� ������������������ ���������� 2:30 - 3:45 Kids, 6 - 7 p.m. Adults Blewette Elementary School, Keith Clughart, 551-3345

6-7 Lakeside 825.0030 info@aries.com

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CHILDREN’S SWORD KUNG FU (BEGINNER) with Master Pauline Bao 4-5 p.m. 250-505-8057 www.nelsontaichi.com

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BLOOM PRENATAL YOGA 5:30- 7pm. All Levels @ Kutenai’s Finest, 182 Baker St. 505.6789 breajohnson@gmail.com

SHANTI YOGA STUDIO SHANTIYOGA.CA 8:00-9:30 a.m. Core Yoga, Linsey 10-11:30 Gentle Yoga 12-1:00 Lunch hour Yoga, Linsey 5:30-7 p.m. Skiers & Boarders! Elissa 7:30-9 p.m. Yoga Basics, Joy 8 classes/$80 (pre-register) APPLIED COMBAT MARTIAL ARTS 6:30 - 8 p.m. Adult Class, 525 Josephine St. Info call 352-0459. OM YOGA STUDIO 9:30- 11 a.m. Quantum Yoga, Alison 6 Mile, 3067 Heddle Rd, 250-8250011 www.omyogasixmile.com. KUNDALINI YOGA WITH CATHERINE LEIGHLAND 11:30-1 Shambhala Meditation Centre, 444 Baker. upstairs 352-6132. QI-GONG & CHEN TAI CHI 7 - 8 p.m. at the Central School Gym. Info 505-4562 Chris Gibson.

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Holiday Open House Saturday, Dec. 11th 11 am to 2 pm 337 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar

SARVA SHAKTI SADHANA CIRCLE 7-8 p.m. ancient siddhar yoga practice #209-ManiStone Centre, 505-7832

JOIN ALEX ATAMANENKO, MP, BC Southern Interior

and staff at our Riding Office!

Drop by for snacks & a visit! 1-800-667-2393 atamaa1@parl.gc.ca www.alexndp.ca

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HEART YOGA WITH KARUNA 5:30-7pm all levels The Studio, 182 Baker St. Karuna Erickson 250-229-4793 www.yogakaruna.com

Remember to shop locally!

THEYOGALOFT.ORG 625 FRONT ST. 11am-12:30 mellow flow- jenna 5:30-7 all levels ashtanga yoga - jenna MIXED CONTACT MARTIAL ARTS 6-7:30 p.m Aries Resort, 825.0030, info@aries.com BELLYDANCE CLASSES 6:45 or 8 pm at the Moving Centre, 533 Baker St. 509-0633 RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS Beginner (8 & up) 3-4:00, Performance Group 4-5:30 @ S. Nelson School 505-1812 YOGA THERAPY WITH ANIE BOUDREAU 8:30am Morning Yoga #9-205 Victoria Street, 505-9807 FELDENKRAIS CLASSES 7 p.m. @ Selkirk Rosemont Campus (Oct 19-Nov 23) Judy Katz 352-3319, somatikatz@gmail.com CORE YOGA WITH DON 9:30-11am core yoga all levels 4-5:30pm integral finess all levels 209-507 Baker, upstairs ManiStone Centre, 352-0794 coreyogi@gmail.com

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areas of interest may develop. Keep your creative eye open and you may even find yourself in the right place at the right time. Success can come when you share your plans with friends and colleagues

Leo Jul 23 - Aug 22 Aries Mar 21 - Apr 19 This week you may discover that even though some of your resources have gone dry, you are able to accomplish more with less. Let your creative energy be your guide as these can be powerful, innovative ideas can lead to profound actions. Just ignore other if they tell you otherwise.

Taurus Apr 20 - May 20 You may find yourself rearranging priorities this week, especially relating to your work. Although many social ventures are available to you now, you may find that you are most productive flying solo. You can use this time to set yourself up for new opportunities.

Gemini May 21 - July 28 A major shift in lifestyle is possible. Make sure you tie up all loose ends and debts so you may really maximize this opportunity. Things can fall smoothly into place for you. Keep both eyes open so you can stay in control of the situation. It can be a bit of a fun rollercoaster ride if you let it!

Cancer July 28 - Jul 22 As the week progresses you may find that opportunities for unexpected travel, love, and new

This is a good time to focus on getting things done. A productive week is natural. You may feel like taking risks. Go for it as long as it doesn’t involve legal matters. Staying grounded can help you achieve your goals and help deal with any unexpected surprises that may pop up.

Virgo Aug 23 - Sept 22 Time to step back if you have been involved in any situation that has been taking a lot of your time lately. By stepping out of the situation you will be able to have a better perspective on the best way handle any lingering issue. This can also allow some time to reconnect with yourself and your goals.

Libra Sept 23 - Oct 23 If you have been feeling like you efforts have not been in vain, you can expect things to come a lot easier starting this week. It is important that you align your work goals with you true passions for you own personal satisfaction. You may also have some 20/20 hindsight moments later this week.

Scorpio Oct 24 - Nov 21 This is a good week to focus on one task at a time. This focus can help rectify or evolve your home situation for the better. Having a stable foundation can

fun&games be important right now. Asking help or advice of professional people can be beneficial if you are having troubles finding solutions yourself.

Sagittarius Nov 22 - Dec 21 You may start to feel an increase in energy and vitality this week. This may in turn increase your social engagements. Use this energy to plan your course over the next few months. Any group project you undertake right now can be met with success.

Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 19 You know what you need right now. With your access to education and personal experiences you may be called upon to offer your expertise. You may even find yourself the center of attention. Make sure you get rid of any excess baggage so you can move forward.

Aquarius Jan 20 - Feb 18 Try to focus less on the outcomes and more on the present moment. Let go of any expectation you have of yourself to keep the doors of opportunity open. You have a chance at a fresh start. Time to let go of any self limitation. Time to grow.

Pisces Feb 19 - Mar 20 You may find increased work opportunities this week. You may also find yourself at the beginning of a healing journey. Challenges arise and by getting through them you will be able to build your self confidence. Try creative solutions. You have the energy and talents to make it happen.

The Feldenkrais method of exercise I was recently introduced to the Feldenkrais method for gentle exercise by instructor Susan Grimble. She had suffered from chronic neck pain and a hip joint that “flared up” every time she drove. Now pain-free for nine years, she says, “The Feldenkrais Method is the owner’s manual for being in a body.... Our aches and pains take the pleasure out of living....Many of us accept these limitations as an inevitable part of aging, but learning the Feldenkrais Mehtod can ensure we continue to live full, vital lives.” Told that surgery for his knee problems was as likely to cripple him as cure him, Moshe Feldenkrais (19041984), determined to design his own treatment. A physicist and

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engineer, and also the first European to earn a black belt in judo, he applied physics, gravity, neurophysiology, and anatomy to his study of movement development. He concluded that poor movement habits cause movement difficulties. He developed a process not unlike the visualization technique that many athletes use when training. As you visualize a gentle movement that is unlike your habitual movements, you allow the body the right to make that movement. Repetition allows the extension of the movement beyond the original comfort limit. Practising the

more efficient movements learned this way relieves pain and muscle tension. Susan guided the small group of us in movement exercises designed to have us think about the larger body movements we were using to achieve the directed action, thinking about the movement as it happened. I experienced a pleasant, relaxed state at the end of the lesson. Susan holds a Bachelor of Education degree. She completed the four-year Feldenkrais training in 2003. She has been involved in healing work for 27 years, and has studied a wide range of healing arts. You can leave messages for her at 1-888-3664395 or 250-353-9631.

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live music Wed. Dec. 8 Open Mic Night with Estevan Live At The Royal Karaoke at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill 9p.m. Paul Landsberg and Friends at the Hume Library Lounge

Thurs. Dec. 9 Harry Manx Live! Harry Manx has been dubbed an “essential link” between the music of East and West. Wed the tradition of American slide guitar blues with classical Indian melodies, add a sprinkle of gospel and some compelling grooves and you get

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a unique sound that is bewitching and deliciously addictive to listen to. Capital theatre 7p.m. $35. 250-354-6363 Rob Johnson and Friends at the Hume Library Lounge Chris West and The Part Time Hippies play their inaugural show - Live at The Royal

Fri. Dec. 10

FLIKS presents ‘Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Story’. Capitol 7:30pm. PG. Tix Otter books. www.FLIKS.ca Second Annual CHRISTMAS Decorating Party. Nelson Library 3:30 - 4:30p.m. Drop-in. Ages 10 and under. 352-8283

State of the OxyNation: AGM! Oxygen Art Centre Annual General Meeting. 7p.m. #302 Vernon St. Alley Balls, Beers, and Queers, monthly bowling at Savoy Lanes. 7p.m., $10 hosted by Kootenay Pride for EVERYONE Dance Night at the Youth Centre. Hip hop, break, or bring your own style! 7 - 8p.m. Everyone welcome!

Cantinian Wine Tasting at BiBO. Locally owned Argentinean Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon wines. 5 - 7p.m. 352-2744

Fri. Dec. 10 States of Unrest: Emerging Artist Group Show. Artist Talk at 7p.m. Oxygen Art Centre. www.oxygenartcentre.org

ongoing events Nelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resource Centre 719 Vernon Street. Open Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. For information call 250-352-6008. STORYTelling, songs, and dance for children. Ages 3-5. A nurturing environment of interaction and development. Call Marguerite Wood at 250-359-2926 WINE TASTING SOcial at The Royal. Enjoy 6 BC wines paired with fabulous food and great company! 1st Wed. of each month. $35. Reservations required. Call Valencia at 250-352-0960 Shao Lin Kung Fu (Adult-Beginner) with Master Pauline Bao. 7 - 8p.m. 505-8057 www.nelsontaichi.com

Celebrate Xmas with Laguna and Mcquaig and a buffet dinner at Finley’s, 6p.m. 250-352-5121

Rouge Gallery featuring Triskele celtic trio’s classical and celtic Christmas, Rossland 250-362-9609

Girls Group at the Nelson Youth Centre. Crafting, baking, chilling, hanging. 6:30 - 8p.m.

Wednesdays

Nikko at the Hume Library Lounge

Jude Davison at Max & Irmas. Sings classic songs and acoustic originals. 6 - 9p.m.

Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society Annual General Meeting. 7 p.m., 521 Vernon St. Everyone welcome!

Mingle-inc, cocktail lounge at Louie’s 5 - 7p.m. to promote local business networking. Admission $10. www.freshblend.ca 250-825-3421

Adham Shaikh and Kashoo deliver a high quality night of bass and beats - Live at The Royal. $10

Barry Gray, Abby Cowan and Carol Street, Tangerine, Arie Neufeld and NikTex Unplugged at Ellison’s Cafe, 12 - 4p.m.!

4-day career exploration workshop using various assessments and tools to assist you in discovering your perfect work. Info/registration 250352-6200 info@kcds.ca

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Sat. Dec. 11

Maritime Kitchen party at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill, Free cover before 9p.m.

special events Wed. Dec. 8

Drive If You Must returns with their funky jazz fusion to The Royal! 9:30p.m. $10

NELSON TABLE TENNIS Club. 5:30 - 7:30p.m. at Blewett Elementary School when school is in session. 352-9547 or 352-5739 Choir at NDYC 3:30 - 5:30p.m. Call 352-5656 for details Drug Problem? We can help. Call Narcotics Anonymous 1-800-3427439 PARENT AND CHILD Time at the Harrop Hall. 10 - 12p.m. Info: Lesley 825-0140 Nelson Women’s Centre Drop-in Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916 Legion Darts in beverage room, 7:30p.m. Info 352-7727 or email rclbr51@telus.net

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Sat. Dec. 11 Nelson Waldorf School Winter Faire! Children’s events 10a.m. - 3p.m. Artisan Market til 4p.m. 3 Storytelling Performances, Food, Crafts, and much more for the whole family! IT’S COOKIE-RAMA TIME! Dozens of delectably delicious, mouth-watering morsels for everyone’s sweet tooth, freshly baked and available for sale at Kootenay Savings Credit Union, South Slocan. 9:30 to 2p.m. A Wee Ones event.

Public Meditation: All welcome. Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre, 444 Baker St. www.nelsonbuddha.com 12 - 1p.m

Bible Study Joy at Baptist Church, 6:30p.m. 560 Baker St., Suite #3. Everyone welcomeong

Sahaj Marg group meditation. Please phone: Eleanor 352-3366 or Sarah 354-9496

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

Overeaters Anonymous Noon 1p.m. Community First Health Co-op, 518 Lake St. Education room. 250352-7717, 250-359-4561

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

Shotokan Karate St. Joseph’s School gym, 523 Mill St. 5 - 7p.m. 250-229-4420

Nelson Women’s centre Noon 4p.m. for recycled bag sewing project. 250-352-9916

All Ages Open Mic every Tuesday at the CocoaNut Lounge. 6 - 10p.m. Hosted by Rob Funk Cliff MAddix with Friends at the Hume Library Lounge BLUES JAM at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill, 9p.m.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE WITH MP – 11a.m. - 2p.m. Join Alex Atamanenko, your MP and his staff at his Riding Office, 337 Columbia Ave., Castlegar for a visit and refreshments! 1-800-667-2393 for info. wwwalexndp.ca

Sun. Dec. 12 Touchstones Nelson’s Winter Family Fair, Noon - 4p.m. Crafts, storytelling and good cheer! By donation Meditation group in tradition of Plum Village and Thich Nhat Hanh. 6:30 - 8:30p.m. Email kootenaymindf ulness@gmail.com for informaion

Rippin’ Rattlers. Only $5. 9pm. Live at the Royal.Rob Johnson and Friends at the Hume Library Lounge

Fri. Dec. 17 Aphrodite, Propa Tingz, Cain and Four20 at Spirit Bar. Tix $25 at the Hume Winlaw Pac Breakfast with Santa and Silent Auction Fundraiser. 8:30a. m. - 11a.m. breakfast; 10 - 11a.m. photos; silent auction ends at 11:30a. m. 250-226-7063 Winlaw Indoor Market: Gifts, Baking, Hot Food and more. Indoors, Spicer Centre, Sundays 12 - 4p.m. Nov-Dec

Mon. Dec. 13 Fines for Food: Pay your Library fines today! Total collected donated to Nelson Food Cupboard. A fun, interactive workshop exploring strategies to find work that works for you. Information/Registration info@kcds

Sat. Dec. 18 “Naughty and Nice” 80’s/90’s Winter Party with DJ Terrantino. Live at the Royal Nikko at the Hume Library Lounge

Sun. Dec. 19 Karaoke at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill at 9p.m.

Wed. Dec. 15 Attend this free half day workshop for information about the healthcare field. Information/registration (250) 352-6200 info@kcds.ca

Fri. Dec. 17 POETRY AND MUSIC OF RUMI Come, come whoever you are ... Celebrate the great Sufi mystic Jalal adDin Rumi through the sharing of poetry, music, and Dances of Universal Peace. Senior Centre, 717 Vernon St. 7:30 - 9p.m. By Donation, proceeds to the food bank. Information: 250-825-0012.

BEDTIME STORYTIME Nelson Library 3-5 yr.olds. Wear your pjs, bring your teddy bears. 6:30p.m. 352-8283

Nelson Food Cupboard’s Like the Dickens: A Christmas Carol. 3541633 for details

Sourdough Bagels: Come to this class and learn to make handshaped bagels using whole grains. 6:30 - 8:30p.m. 250-352-3860 lorrainer61@gmail.com www.freshhealthycooking.com

Salsa night has returned better than ever, now with great news for 2011. Finley’s. 9p.m. Cover:$5

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Sat. Dec. 18 Sun. Dec. 19

Nelson Badminton Club meets at Mary Hall Gymnasium, 7 - 9p.m. Everyone welcome. Anne 250-3527536, Guy 250-352-6330

THE NELSON SCRABBLE CLUB meets at 1p.m. For further information, please call 250-352-6936

Indoor Ultimate Frisbee Co-ed 4:30p.m. at the Soccer Centre Info: sarahcrookshanks@hotmail.com

Narcotics Anonymous discussion meeting. Noon. The Cellar, 717A Vernon St., 1-800-342-7439

Toastmasters: Improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. 2nd and 4th Thursday (each month) http://kokanee.freetoasthost.ws Hablas Espanol? Group meeting 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Grounded Cafe. 5p.m. Todos Bieviendo Nelson Knitting Co-op: A new knitting group. Everyone welcome. $2. Meet at Anglican Church 12 - 3p.m. NELSON BELLYDANCE CLASSES Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:45p.m. or 8p.m. 533 Moving Centre, Baker St. 250-509-0633

Fridays Social Dancing every Friday at the Royal. Free! Mostly Swing, smooth Latin. 6 - 8p.m. 250-352-2900

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

ACUPUNCTURE FOR ADDICTIONS Free drop-in clinic, 9:30a.m. at 333 Victoria St., 2nd Floor. 505-7248

Tues. Dec. 14

Thurs. Dec. 16

Wassabi Collective. Advance tickets liveattheroyal.com. $10. Live at the Royal.

Winlaw Indoor Market: Gifts, Baking, Hot Food and more. Indoors, Spicer Centre, Sundays 12 - 4p.m. Nov-Dec

Bluegrass Acoustic Music Jam, Bigby Place, 509 Front St. 6:30 9:30p.m. Every 2nd Thurs. Info: 250352-2704

GLACIER HARMONIEs: Women’s Barbershop Chorus. All welcome at 7p.m. to the Baptist Church, 611 - 5th St. Dorothy 352-7199 or Joey 352-3393

Karaoke at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill 9p.m.

Jude Davison at Max & Irmas. Sings classic songs and acoustic originals, 6 - 9p.m.

Drum circle, Seniors lounge, 717 Vernon St. 7 - 9p.m. $5 drop-in. 250-352-5616

Overeaters Anonymous 5:15 6p.m. Community First Health Co-op, 518 Lake St. Education room. 250352-7717, 250-359-4561

IS ALCOHOL A PROBLEM in your life? AA Meetings, Lunch Bunch at Noon. Into Action Big Book Study at 8p.m. The Cellar. 717A Vernon St.

Nelson Foodbank Fundraiser. Pauline Lamb and Friends. 8p.m. Live at the Royal.

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Amnesty International Write for Rights at Oso Negro and Kootenay Co-op Grocery from 10 - 2p.m.

BADMINTON at Redfish School. 6:30 - 9:30p.m. $3 drop-in, $10 one night/week, $20 two nights/week for fall session. Call 229-4343

DOES SOMEONE’S DRINKING trouble you? Al-Anon meeting. The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. Noon.

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The Nelson Choral Society, directed by Kathleen Neudorf, presents ‘Voices of Winter’. Youth choirs

Girls Group at the Nelson Youth Centre. Crafting, baking, chilling, hanging. 6:30 - 8p.m.

THE NELSON SCRABBLE Club meets at 1p.m. Info: 352-6936

Wed. Dec. 15 Paul Landsberg with Friends at the Hume Library Lounge

Inner Beauty Aura Therapy Practitioner Training. Massage, facial, products! 10a.m. - 5p.m. Saturday and Sunday. www.auradefence.com 250505-7832 blissbodies@gmail.com

Seven Stories - Modern dance directed, choreographed by Hiromoto Ida. 8 p.m. Dec 10, 11. TNT Playhouse. Tickets at Eddy’s Music

Magic Bus with Papa Roots and Friends. No cover. Live at the Royal.

Sarah McGlynn and Rich Rabnett at the Hume Library Lounge

Art show/sale celebrating God at the Neslon Covenant Church 5 9p.m. and Dec 11th 9a.m. - 1p.m.

Dance Night at the Youth Centre. Hip hop, break, or bring your own style! 7 - 8p.m. Everyone welcome!

Senior’s Winter Walking Program. October 21st onward. 10:30 - 11:30a.m. Selkirk College Mary Hall Gymnasium, 10th St. Campus, Nelson and District Seniors Coordinating Society. Please call 250-352-6008

Mon. Dec. 13

VoixVive and SongCore also appearing. 7p.m. and Sunday Dec 12 at 2p.m., Capital Theatre. Tickets $15 or $10 for seniors and students

Children’s Sword Kung Fu (Beginner) with Master Pauline Bao. 4 - 5p.m. 250-505-8057 www.nelsontaichi.com

NEED INEXPENSIVE BIRTH control? Options for sexual health drop-in clinic. 333 Victoria St. 5:30 - 8p.m.

Karaoke at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill at 9p.m.

Kootenay School of the Arts Winter Exhibition and Sale at KSA Campus, 606 Victoria St. 5:30p.m., Dec 11 at 10a.m.

Nelson TOPS meeting (Take off Pounds Sensibly) Upstairs, North Shore Fire Hall on Greenwood Rd. at Six Mile, 10a.m.

Do you have questions about what Catholics believe? Inquiry Sessions at Cathedral of Mary Immaculate. 250-352-7131

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Nelson AA-F-Troop meeting at the Cellar, 717A Vernon St. 8p.m. DOES SOMEONE’S DRINKING Trouble You? Al-Anon meeting 8p.m. at 601 Front St. A Course in Miracles support/ study group meeting at Manistone Wellness Centre, 507 Baker St., #209, 9:30a.m. - Noon. All welcome. 250-352-1746 Narcotics Anonymous discussion meeting, Noon at The Cellar, 717A Vernon St, 1-800-342-7439

Saturdays

Nelson Chess Club every Saturday morning, all welcome. Seniors’ Hall, 777 Vernon St. Walk in Peace at Lakeside Park (at the gate), 1st Saturday monthly. 10:30a.m. Be The Change Narcotics Anonymous Step meeting, 10a.m., The Cellar, 717A Vernon St. 1-800-342-7439

Sundays Meditation with Mooji Satsung DVDs at 6 mile. Phone 250-825-4545 for details. You are welcome. Unity Centre of the Kootenays. Broader Horizons, back door, 905 Gordon Rd. 11a.m. Everyone welcome Cribbage, Legion beverage room, 12:30p.m. Info: 352-7727 WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, HERBALISM and Stone Age Skills classes! Ongoing program. Children, teen, adult classes. 357-2822 Public Meditation Mid-morning refreshments; come and go as you wish. Shambhala Meditation Centre 444 Baker St. www.nelsonbuddha.com 9a.m. - 12p.m. Worship Services Joy at the Baptist Church. 10a.m., 11a.m., 6:30p.m., 560 Baker St., Suite #3, 825-4095ong SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP, Community Church, Passmore Hall, 11a.m. ng

Tuesdays

Drumming from the Heart drumcircle. 1st/3rd Monday every month. Northshore Hall. 7p.m. $7 kimmasse@shaw.ca 250-505-2684

Breast Cancer Support Group. Community First Health Co-op, 518 Lake St. Noon on every 4th Tues. Alice 250-352-6223

La Leche League (breastfeeding information and support). 3rd Monday of each month, 10 - 11:30a.m. 312 Silica St. 250-352-3583

West Kootenay EcoSociety volunteer night 6p.m. - 8p.m. #206 - 507 Baker St. Call 354-1909

Bellyfit Holistic Fitness for Women. 9 - 10a.m. at the Moving Centre, 533 Baker St. 250-354-0492 Kootenay Gospel Choir Auditions 6:30p.m. at the Seniors’ Center with Pauline Lamb. Contact: paulinelambmusic@hotmail.com sword TAi Chi (Yang 32 Form) with Master Pauline Bao. Mondays and Wednesdays 4 - 5:30p.m. 250505-8057 www.nelsontaichi.com Contact Improvisation Dance Jam 7:30 - 9:00p.m. $5 drop-in, all levels welcome. The Moving Centre, 533A Baker St. Contact: Judy 250-352-3319 Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre. Open House. Meditation instruction and practice 7p.m; talk and discussion 8p.m; tea 9p.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. 7p.m. 354-0944

Sing For My Child 8:30 - 9:40 Tuesday mornings. Lullabies, children’s songs. Nelson Waldorf School 354-1492 Suffer from an Eating Disorder? Need Support? 352-9598 after 6p.m. or mcsuzzie@hotmail.com for more information ACUPUNCTURE FOR ADDICTIONS Free drop-in clinic, 1:30p.m. Located at 333 Victoria St., 2nd Floor. 5057248 oin YOUNG FELLOWS OFF BOOZE AA Meeting 8p.m. The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. Nelson Women’s Centre drop-in Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916 Nelson Community Band Rehearsals, 7:30 - 9p.m., First Baptist Church, 611 - 5th St., New members welcome. 352-6119 Overeaters Anonymous Meeting Community First Medical Clinic 518 Lake St. Main floor. 8p.m. 1-800-6115788, Joni 399-4561

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

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

Parkinson’s Support Group monthly meeting to be held at Kiwanis Hall in Nelson. 1:30p.m. Everyone welcome

ST. SAVIOUR’S ANGLICAN Church of Canada. Family worship and eucharist 10:30a.m.

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

What do Catholics believe? Inquiry Sessions explore faith issues. Contact the Cathedral Parish 250-352-7131

NELSON ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 10a.m. The Cellar. 717A Vernon St.

Shotokan Karate 5 - 7p.m. St. Joseph’s School gym, 523 Mill Street. 250-229-4420

All Ages Open Mic Every Tuesday at the CocoaNut Lounge. 6 - 10p.m. Hosted by Rob Funk

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

Scottish Country Dancing 7 - 9p.m. Central School Gym: 811 Stanley St., Nelson. Beginners Welcome

Community Art Studio. Drop-in 1 - 4p.m. Families welcome! Kutenai Art Therapy Institute, 601 Front St. 352-2264

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

MEAT DRAWS AT NELSON Legion 3:45p.m., in beverage room with Karaoke after. 352-7727

Christian Science Service 9a.m. at St. Michael and All Angels. Balfour. All are welcome

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

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

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

Mondays

Sahaj Marg group meditation: Please phone Eleanor 352-3366 or Sarah 354-9496

Nelson Badminton Club meets at Mary Hall Gymnasium, 7 - 9p.m. Everyone welcome. Anne 250-3527536, Guy 250-352-6330 DROP-IN GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP. 7 - 9p.m. at Broader Horizons. 905 Gordon Road, back door Adult Badminton at Redfish School, 6:30 - 9:30p.m. $20. Bring racquet and indoor footwear. For info call 229-4346, 229-4343, 229-4485


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CAREER OPPS MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR CanScribe Career College offers one of the top Medical Transcription programs in Canada and we are seeking an onsite instructor to join our team. You will work under the direction of our Senior Academic Officer to help ensure the success of our student body. You take pride in your work and love helping people succeed. You have graduated from a recognized MT program and have at least 2 years’ experience working as an MT. QA and/or instructor experience is a definite asset.

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COMPUTERS D-LINK 5 PORT 10/100 switch $15, SMC7004VBR 4 port router $10, Philips RF Modulator $15. Jordan, 250-608-3548 AMD ATHLON XP 2500+ 512 MB RAM 40 GB HD 64 MB Video, $60. 250-352-2078 * PENTIUM II PC with XP, 17” monitor and keyboard. Use for internet, email and documents. $40. 352-3131

CRAFT FAIRES CRAFT FAIRE AT the Hive! Featuring 100 mile artists. December 9th-11th, from 11a.m. - 8p.m. Location: 612 Josephine St., up the Red Stairs. Above the Thai Food Restaurant

EDUCATION A PA R T M E N T / C O N D O M I N I U M MANAGERS (CRM) home study course. Many jobs registered with us across Canada! Thousands of grads working! Government certified. 30 years of success! www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456. AVALANCHE COURSES - AST 1 and 2 Dec thru Feb with Peak Freaks, Tim Rippel. Visit www.peakfreaks. com tim@peakfreaks.com 250-2529133

EMPLOYMENT OPPS TECHNICIAN REQUIRED. BOW Valley Ford, Canmore, Alberta. Great working conditions in a very busy shop with great rates & full benefits

EVENTS THE NELSON CHORAL Society, directed by Kathleen Neudorf, presents ‘Voices of Winter’. Youth choirs VoixVive and SongCore also appearing. Sat. December 11 at 7p.m. and Sun. December 12 at 2p.m., Capital Theatre. Tickets $15 or $10 for seniors and students FINE THREADS CLOTHING Christmas Show and Sale Artistically embroidered garments for women and men. Great gift ideas ~ Made in Nelson! Fri Dec 17 6-9pm, Sat Dec 18 9-9pm, Sun Dec 19 10-5pm at the Nelson & District Community Complex, Multi-Purpose Room. Sneak preview: www.finethreads.ca. More Info: 352-2252

FINANCIAL SERVICES IF YOU OWN a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161. ***NEED INSTANT CASH FAST? 1st and 2nd Private Mortgage Loans up to 90% at Competitive Rates! Quick Closings! Call Daman Lehal – Broker/Owner – at 1-888-375-3631 or daman.lehal@eqlending.ca!*** $500$ LOAN SERVICE, by phone, no credit refused, quick and easy, payable over 6 or 12 installments. Toll Free: 1-877-776-1660 www.moneyprovider.com.

HELP WANTED LOOKING FOR WORK? Check out our website www. kcds.ca or call (250)352-6200 for free information and assistance! PT CURATOR POSITION available. Please visit Touchstones website for further details at: www.touchstonesnelson.ca SECOND CHANCE ANIMAL Shelter seeks a PT Shelter Manager responsible for dayto-day operations of the shelter. Proven experience in animal care and customer service is required, along with strong communication and computer skills. Drop off resumes at The Nelson Animal Hospital, 2124 Ymir Rd. or email SecondChanceAnimal@gmail. com LOOKING FOR SOMEONE to sell on EBay for me and show me the ropes. 250-352-2880 PART-TIME SECRETARY/ RECEPTIONIST: COMPUTER and bookkeeping skills an advantage. Send resume with hand written cover letter to busy accounting office. 1116 Lakeside Dr. P.O. Box 21011, Nelson, BC. V1L 6Z0 ADMIN ASSISTANT/QUICK BOOKS. This is a long term position. 250-352-1655 or info@kutenaiinstitute.com

LOST: IPOD NANO. Brand new, silver with few playlists. 226-0087 FOUND IN THE DUNCAN FSR area, single key and fob. 250-352-5988 FOUND: GIRO HELMET, in alley behind Boomtown. Call 250-5051982 LOST: MARY & Max, the DVD. Nov 25th, 1p.m. between Cedar and Mill. Please call 505-1185 LOST: ONE HOCKEY shinpad from NDCC. Orange ‘winwell’. Please call 505-5597 LOST: BLACK SILK Rotary Club scarf, gold color circular design at Kokanee Creek Park. Thanks 8254135 FOUND: SILVER CHAIN/PENDANT early November on the road (Front St. near mall). 352-5272 to claim

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BOOKKEEPER REQUIRED X-C SKIS, BOOTS, skates (11), FOR 6 hours per week at $22 chainsaw 12”, Moen faucet, pedestal per hour for busy legal pracsink, electric water tank. 250-357tice. Experience is required 2289 with Quick Books, Excel, Legal FOR SALE: BATTERY operated Trust Accounting and Payroll. grandfather clock. 250-825-4369 Candidate must be organized SONY 32” TV and Stand $100, Shaw and detail oriented. Minimum 5 Digital Box $60; New Expresso Maker years experience required and $100. 250-229-2173 capacity to be bonded if necessary. All inquiries should be WINTER TIRES AND RIMS. P205/ directed to Kristian Baker via 75R15. 3 Toyo Go2Plus Winters, very e-mail at admin@mcnallylaw. good condition. 5 rims--5 stud sysca. Please reference ìBooktem. $175. 352-2381 keeper Positionî in the subject E3 LIVE!!!! NATURE’S superfood NORCO SHOGUN CHILDREN’S line and include your resume, available at wholesale prices. For bike with training wheels. Free to a any letters of recommendation more information call 250-352-7976 home that needs it. 250-352-6625 as PDF attachment to e-mail. ����������������������������� ���������� MATCHING ��� ���������������������������������������������� KENMORE Potential candidates will be DISHWASHER and stove, good concontacted for an interview � ������������������ dition. $250 OBO. Pick up, in town. BOURNE, WILLIAM LAIRD “Bill” Call 250-509-2665 ��� ��������������������� - Passed away unexpectedly in R E F R I G E R AT O R - G E N E R A L Nelson, BC on Tuesday, November MOTORS ANTIQUE style, works DR. MICHAEL SMITH (TCM) is now 30, 2010 at the age of 57 years. ��� ������������������ excellent, $150. Also blender $35. accepting new patients. Offering William Bourne, beloved son of 250-777-0825 services in Traditional Chinese Muriel Bourne (nee Buttars) of Medicine, Acupuncture, Nutritional Pembroke and the late Gordon COMPANY FOR CHRISTMAS? 1940’s and Functional Medicine. 15 years Bourne. Dear brother of Nancy cream colour dinner set with dainty experience. Call 250-352-0459 Higgins (Randolph), Sacramento, flower border, $100.������ 250-352-7144 WATER IONIZER FOR great tasting CA, USA. Nephew to MaryTUMBLING COMPOSTER - brand water with health benefits. Nutralizes Lou Stoddart, Pembroke By new - still in box. Perfect Xmas gift acidity $600. Call 250-354-9705 request there will be no visitafor a gardener. $100. Phone: 250tion. A Graveside Committal will BRAND NEW TOBI Steamer $50 399-6333 be held in the Spring in Calvin (cost $125), Ab Exercise Chair $75 United Cemetery. As an expresSYLVANA WATER DISPENSER hot/ (cost $200); Chris 250-354-4240 cold with fridge was $180, selling for

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60 11-16 JUMBO peach color perm rods and one unopened perm kit. $25. Email cynthia_mckay@hotmail. com NINTENDO 64 CONSOLE, three controllers. Super Mario, Zelda and Body Harvest games. $100 takes all. 250-505-1169 WELL BUILT 10X22 Cabin for sale. $1800 or trade for Travel Trailer considered. 250-355-2966 100 QT MAREN dough mixer w/ attachments (250 volt, 1phase, 20 amps) $600 OBO. Call evenings 5052070 WOOD FRAME 2 Windows Double Glazed 22”x 86.5”, 1 Window Double Glazed Slider 72”x 24” $25 each. 250-3526003

FOUR-POST BED FRAME queen size $230; Bassinet $30; Two drawer filing cabinet $20. 352-6109 ASTRONOMER TELESCOPE, FREE standing, c/w 2 lens, new condition, $100. Phone 250-3597657 ADMIRAL 4 BURNER counter top electric range $125; Starchoice receiver mod.DSR 305 $75. Phone Ken 352-0136 3 BEST QUALITY goosedown duvets, 72”x54”, made in Austria. $50 each. New condition. 8259482 CHRISTMAS WREATH: HAND crafted, 24” diameter, $10. Must be seen! 250-352-6762 MANUAL DOWNRIGGER, NEW OXY/ACE cart, pingpong table, hideabed loveseat, toddler’s bedframe mattress. Cheap OBO. 250-352-2226 BRAUN FOOD PROCESSOR and Braun Juicer, excellent condition, $140 for both; Copper Kettle and 4 Goblets, $10. 250226-7880 ELECTRIC TRUCK $700; heavy duty man doors for shop $25 each; new dust collector for shop, half price, $225. 250-226-7990 TELEMARK SKI 190 boots, size 10; table saw, like new. 250-3523517 100,000 BTU KEROSENE blast heater for use in ventilated areas. Works great. $125. 250-3523860 OSBURN WOODSTOVE REGENT 1500 $400; 2 Montecarlo micro-ceiling fans 24”; 4 retro lunch counter stools; 2 retro chrome kitchen chairs; 4 hanging glass lights, semi-industrial type. 250-359-6946 CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591. #1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse. 6 colors available! 40 year warranty! Free shipping, the first 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206. www.crownsteelbuildings.ca. A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE - Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No

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NIKON, CONTAX, LEICA, Alpa and other old film cameras wanted for my collection. 250-3552407 mkpenney@netidea.com

352-9694 KITTENS 12 WEEKS OLD. 3 black, 1 grey tabby, 1 orange tabby. Housetrained. $25 each. Call Ryan 359-8061 PROFESSIONAL DOG GROOMING with TLC. Pinky’s Pet Parlour, 536 Ward St., Nelson. Monthly Specials! 250-551-5501 DOG CRATE X-LARGE, great condition was $140, selling for $70. 352-3033 ANGUS/HOLSTEIN 7YRS - family pet. Freshening January - healthy, tethers, trailers, easy milker. $2000 OBO. 250-366-4374 msg MALAMUTE, WOLF AND Akbash puppies for sale. Ready for the New Year, a great, slightly late Christmas gift. 777-1248 FREE: 2 YEAR old Boxer cross to loving family. Please call 250-359-7680 FREE TO GOOD home: Young yellow/green budgie with cage in Nelson. Contact mar3516@telus.net. ADORABLE YORKIE/CHIHUAHUA PUPS. Ready to go Jan 7th. Reserve. 352-9694 HYPOALLERGENIC DWARF BUUNY lives like indoor cat in winter. Litter trained. All supplies included. Cuddly! 250-352-6120 FREE 2 MONTHS old kittens, very healthy, litter trained. Sweet and cute. 250-359-7772

STEEL BUILDINGS PRICED TO CLEAR - Incredible endof-season factory discounts on various models/sizes. Plus FREE DELIVERY to most areas. CALL FOR CLEARANCE QUOTE AND BROCHURE - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. STEEL BUILDING SALE... SPECIALS from $4 to $11/sq.ft. Great pricing on ABSOLUTELY every model, width and length. Deposit holds for spring delivery. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1800-668-5422. **HOME PHONE RECONNECT** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348.

MISC. WANTED WANTED: SLALOM RACING skiis 165; extension, extra long pruning shears for tree pruning. 352-9437 30-40 GALLON HOT water heater (up to 6 ft high) call 2267311 GOOD CONDITION DEEP Freeze. Up to $200. Will pick it up. 250-355-2884 ELECTRIC BASS GUITAR for 13 year old beginner, record player for 7 year old girl. 250825-9388 WORK BENCH AND 2 vices; downhill ski poles 125cm or 130cm. 352-9437

MUSIC & DANCE BASS GUITAR FOR 13 year old beginner, record player for 7 year old girl. 250-505-4071 HOHNER TWO ROW button accordion, looks and plays good, $150. 250-352-5004 MASON RISCH UPRIGHT Piano and stool. Refinished, refurbished. Excellent Christmas Present. $1200. 250-825-9406. Will help move YOUNG CHANG PIANO 1992 Model. $2800 OBO. 250-2295645 ARIA 4 ST. bass with hardshell case, sounds great, excellent beginner instrument. $225. 250359-5909 CLAVINOVA CLP950 IN new condition. $1800; 40th anniversary fender strat u.s. $900. 250825-4474 HALF-SIZE CLASSICAL GUITAR, Takamine Jasmine, perfect condition, soft case, $135. Call Naomi at 352-7603 KENWOOD 5 DISK CD player in fine condition for sale. $50. Phone 250-825-9282 PEDAL-STEEL GUITARIST SEEKING local opportunities. Country, Rock, Jam-Band (Neil Young, Buck Owens, Manassas) Michael 354-1412

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OUTDATED PHOTOGRAPHIC PAPER, old 35mm cameras. Fred 352-2129, fdr@netidea. com

NELSON COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE Clinic. Open MonSat. Sliding scale treatments from $20-$40. Call 509-1466 for appointments

WISH LIST ITEMS: Vitamix or Blendtech blender and quality dehydrator for raw inspired family. 352-3635

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TUXEDO PREFERABLY WITH tails, black in color, size 36. 250359-6667 WANTED: CHEST FREEZER in good condition (5 - 7 cu’). 352 3523 or nj_sophia@hotmail. com CROSS COUNTRY SKIS, SIZE1 boots, poles for 6yr boy. Gently used. Email bula2002@hotmail. com WANTED: 30-40 GALLON electric hot water tank. Elements not needed. It’s for offgrid application. 354-9117

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RV’S-SLEDS/BIKES FIRST $12,000 TAKES 2 snowmobiles and trailer, mint condition Yamaha 1000 and Arctic Cat M1000 including covers. 250-355-0069

TIRES/PARTS/OTHER 4 NOKIAN 175/70R13 winter tires. Used in town only 2 winters. $200. Phone 354-7909 COOPER WINTER TIRES - 95% tread, barely used, 195/60/R15. From KIA Spectra. $350. 250-352-0960 175/70/R13 WINTER TIRES on winter rims $160, used 1 season only. Urgently need to sell. 250-229-5346 NEVER USED, FOUR 2010 Goodyear M+S, P185/65R15 on rims, $500 OBO. 354-1184. Have fun this winter! FOR SALE: FOUR 15 inch steel rims, 4 bolt $80. Phone 250-3598038 or leave message VOLVO FANATICS! 1980 Wagon: w/Engine to be installed. Nice body $300. Mechanic available. 250-226 7548 DOUBLECROSS TOWERS TO fit Yakima roof racks for Dodge Caravan. Paid $175, asking $80. 250-352-7035

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HOUSE CLEANING SERVICES and mom’s helper. I am a versatile, energetic and trustworthy woman living in Nelson. I am available to help you in your home. $1520/hr. References available. Call Veronique at 250-777-0755

RESIDENTIAL SNOW REMOVAL. Guaranteed service. 7 days/week. Limited bookings. Book now! Free estimates. 250354-7140 www.sunrisesealcoating.ca/snow.htm GET RESULTS! WITH a classified ad. Choose your province or across Canada. Best value. Pay a fraction of the cost compared to booking individual areas. www.communityclassifieds.ca or 1-866-669-9222. ORCA TRUCK FOR HIRE. Will do dump runs, moving, etc. Patrick 5050612 CHILDCARE AND ELDERCARE by 60+ woman. Week-ends and nights even. 250-551-0242 FIREFLY CLEANING: HOME, Yardwork, Clutter-Busting. From tidying to total overhauls. Fast, friendly, reliable. Eco-options. 250-505-6160 CARPET CLEANING: BOOK now for pre-Christmas! Low moisture so carpets dry quickly, proven healthier and leaves a clean fresh smell. West Kootenay Cleaning Solutions. 3525632 or 509-1552 CLARITY CLEANING SERVICE - great value! Efficient, experienced, thorough, mindful! Ecofriendly products! Good references. Amanda 250-505-0271 ADRIEN BURTON PAINTING Experienced, Free estimates. No HST until 2011! Also available for sub-contracting. 250-229-2108

SPORTS EQUIPMENT WOMEN’S SKATE-SKI SETUP. Madshuz 185 Solomon boots sz.8 and poles light use. $300. 551-0510 SNOWBOARD BOOTS: SIZE 7 women’s. Excellent condition, only worn a few times! $80. 250229-4555 158 BACK COUNTRY prior split board, comes with skins and bindings. Used 3 times, $850. 250-354-8816 TWO BIKE (ALSO holds mini

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motorbike) rack, bumper mount, brand new, Graber #1072, $100. 825-4643

winters on rims, $4300. 250229-5450

SCARPA DENALI XT Touring boots - Mens sizez 8/9. Used 510 times, mint. $250 OBO. 5513833

2003 SX 2.0 DODGE new winters, 135 km, winterized, great shape, $5000 OBO or trade. 250-352-6931

ALPINE SKI BOOTS, Ladies Tecnica, size 7.5, 41. Used 2 seasons. Asking $40. Call 250352-3910

1991 4RUNNER. 4 door. Tow package. 6cyl 18mpg. New front panels, water pump, engine. $3800. 250-5053381

TELEMARK SKIS: WOMEN’S Black Diamond Lyric 165cm skis; 101 Binding Skins; T2X Scarpa Boots, size 7.5. $1000. 250-4285246

2002 SUBARU LEGACY. 185,000km. Recent inspection done. Everything working perfect. Great Buy. $6300 OBO. Craig 354-7708

TELEMARK SKIIS: MEN’S Black Diamond Havoc 181cm skiis; 101 binding skins;T2X Scarpa Boots, size 9.5. $1000. 250-428-5246

1991 HONDA ACCORD, reliable, 4 door, great shape, standard, mags, summer and winter tires included. 250505-2850

BURTON 170 SPLIT board with bindings. Excellent condition. $750. 250-352-0999 CYCLEOPS INDOOR BIKE trainer. Magneto type. Fits road or mountain bikes. $100. Call 352-5629 VOLKL GOTAMA SKIS. 190cm. Great powder/ backcountry ski. $500 OBO. 250-365-2600

VEHICLES 1997 JEEP GRAND Cherokee 4x4, gold. New tires. Clean. Runs great. $4200. 250-352-6629

1994 TOYOTA COROLLA 5spd, CD, extra rims, tires, roof racks, great winter car! $2000 OBO. 505-2615 1992 SUBARU LEGACY, runs well. 253,000kms, new clutch, front cvjoints, timing belt. $2,700 OBO. 250-5511370 RARE 2002 CHRYSLER 300M Special, excellent condition. Car is loaded, 137,000 kms, $7900 OBO. 250-3521135

1988 TOYOTA 4X4, manual, 2 sets good tires, 380k, runs great, new engine, $2800 firm. 250-505-9770

1991 PONTIAC FIREFLY. 43mpg runs great, well maintained, newer snow tires, and summer tires on rims too! Manual transmission, 2 door. $1095. 250-352-3860

1985 VW VANAGON. Great deal for smooth running travel/family van with bed. Summers/winters. $2400. 250-355-2646

1998 SUBARU IMPREZA 5 door, 5 speed, AWD, excellent condition, winter tires. Asking $3750 OBO. 250354-8512

1988 GMC SIERRA ext cab 4x4, good transmission, needs front end work. $750. 250-505-4395

1996 SUBARU LEGACY AWD. Summers and winters on rims. Well maintained, 240,000kms, $4000 OBO. 250-505-2062

1999 NISSAN PATHFINDER 4x4. 208,000km, summers and winters on rims incl. $5000 OBO. 352-9241 1999 4DR EXPLORER. 4WD, auto, alarm, mp3, winter and summer tires, 171,000kms. $5000 OBO. 250-354-7892 2006 HONDA ELEMENT awd, 48,000km, auto, air, power options, silver, new winter tires, great condition, $19,500. 250-509-1880 1999 TOYOTA COROLLA, standard, well maintained, 205,000 km., summers and

1996 SUBARU LEGACY Wagon: AWD, Standard, New Exhaust, Struts, A/S, Winters, Axle, Battery, $4500. 250-366-4105 2004 SUBARU OUTBACK, 44,500kms, 4-cylinder, 4 mounted summer and winter tires, white and titanium, $14,900. 250-352-6762

WORK WANTED MAN WITH TRUCK. hauling, moving, general labour. contact 250 354 9041 pls. leave msg.

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FURNITURE OLDER WASHER AND dryer. Work great. $100 for both. 352-2659 HIDE A BED full size $250. 250352-9847 1920’S ANTIQUE TABLE and 6 chairs, one captain’s chair. Leather, dark brown. 250-505-5044 HIDE-A-BED/COUCH FOR SALE. Excellent condition. Very comfortable. Pictures upon request. Contact us at: bealbycove1@gmail.com DESK - EXECUTIVE corner style with two sets of drawers/filing cabinet 75”x75” $200 OBO. Call 250-3521806 MATCHING PINE DESK and dresser with mirror. $200 for both. Can deliver locally. 352-5544

HOME & GARDEN STRAW AND MULCHING Hay. Delivery anywhere in the West Kootenay. Farmer Direct Wayne 2267276, 226-7054.

REAL ESTATE MODULAR HOME DEALS! 1232SF - Your Foundation - $99,999.00! Also Top Quality GREEN-R-PANEL Prefab Building Kits / NO-CRETE TM Basement Foundations. Wholesale Prices / Clearance Specials. 30+ years experience. Details: 1-800871-7089. 1 ACRE OF flat land @ Erie Pit. Large shop with power. Well & Septic. $135,000. David Gentles 250-3548225. Nelson Realty MIRROR LAKE. LEVEL .86 acres. Lake Views, privacy, 3 bdrm, wood accents. Gambrel Style. $375,000. David Gentles 250-354-8225. Nelson Realty LONGBEACH. 4-LEVEL SPLIT 3-4 bdrm. Great spaces, deck, 1/2 acre lot, treed, gardens, private, seasonal brook. $389,900. David Gentles 250354-8225. Nelson Realty MOUNTAIN STATION. 0.84 acres just outside City limits. Valley views & sunsets. $250,000.00 David Gentles 250-354-8225. Nelson Realty BLEWETT ACREAGE: 36 acres with many building sites. Split by May & Jenny Road plus access off Blewett Road. $465,000. David Gentles 250354-8225. Nelson Realty SLOCAN RIVER FRONT. 1.78 level acres. 260 feet of frontage. UG services @ lot line. Build now. 30 mins to Nelson or Castlegar. $225,000. no HST. Burke Jones 250-354-8515 Nelson Realty COUGAR BLUFFS. SPECTACULAR Views. 83.5 acres. Numerous designated building sites. A wilderness retreat, yet close to Slocan Valley amenities. $324,900. Burke Jones 250-354-8515 Nelson Realty CREEK SIDE RETREAT. 1 acre of flat buildable land backs onto riparian

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zone of Winlaw Creek. Private well. Power at lot line. $99,000. Burke Jones 250-354-8515 Nelson Realty

2 BUILDING LOTS. Expansive lake views, Southern exposure. UG services. Private beach & Marina access available. .76 acres @ $147,500. 1.02 acres @ $149,500. David Gentles 250-354-8225. Nelson Realty

view deck. Lower 6-mile. Quick possession. $44,500. David Gentles 250354-8225. Nelson Realty

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KOOTENAY LAKE FRONT. Custom 3 bdrm 4 bath, full level walk-out basement, view decks. 22x44 workshop, triple & single garages & carport. Park-like private gated 1.64 acres. Call Burke Jones 250-3548515 Nelson Realty RIVERFRONT. 1.48 LEVEL acres. 325’ on Slocan River. New 2188 sqft 3 bdrm rancher. Geotherm in-floor heat thru house & 2-car garage. Granite counters, custom kitchen, stainless appliances, fireplace, wood accents, vaulted ceilings, ug services, 688 sqft covered decks, fenced side yard, exposed aggregate, paved drive. A must see!! $689,900. Burke Jones 250-354-8515 Nelson Realty A “MUST SEE” to realize all this property has to offer. Private 5.9 Balfour acres. 4 bdrms, decks, fireplace, games room & more. 30x60 garage. $679,900. Burke Jones 250354-8515 Nelson Realty WATERFRONT @ BALFOUR w/ Foreshore Lease & 18 slip Marina. .43 level acres. 2 bdrm 2 bath home. $599,000. Adjacent lot available @ $374,500. Burke Jones 250-3548515 Nelson Realty 4.9 ACRES NEAR Lemon Creek. Large 13 year old 3 bdrm, 3 bath home. Total of 4246 sqft. Includes mobile home. $425,000. Burke Jones 250-354-8515 Nelson Realty NELSON CITY & Lake Views. Renovated 4 bdrm 3 bath home. Sunken living room w/fireplace, vaulted ceilings. Terraced back yard. $435,000. Burke Jones 250-3548515 Nelson Realty HORSE LOVERS DELIGHT. 7.9 acres w/fenced pasture & gardens. 3 bdrm home. Privacy treed. Central to Nelson & Castlegar. Crescent Valley. $365,000. Burke Jones 250-3548515 Nelson Realty

2.92 ACRES. (3 side-by-side lots) 55 foot well on center lot. 5 minutes west of Salmo. $135,000. David Gentles 250-354-8225. Nelson Realty UP & DOWN Duplex. 2 blocks off Baker. 3 bdrm & 2 bdrm units. Always rented. Some upgrades are done. $329,000. David Gentles 250-3548225. Nelson Realty 41 ACRES. PRIVATE. Level benches. Old Log structure. Original septic, water & power. Slocan Valley $325,000. David Gentles 250-3548225. Nelson Realty SLOCAN RIVER. LEVEL 1 acre with 200 feet of river frontage. UG utilities @ lot line. $249,900. no HST David Gentles 250-354-8225. Nelson Realty LOG ACCENTS THROUGHOUT. 3,100 sqft, 3 level, 4+ bdrm home. New flooring. Amazing view decks. Organic gardens. .23 acres $549,000. David Gentles 250-354-8225. Nelson Realty BLEWETT. PRIVATE RETREAT - 2.46 acres. Terraced gardens, 3 bdrm 2000 sqft rancher, hobby room, workshop. Spacious living. $425,000. David Gentles 250-354-8225. Nelson Realty LONGBEACH. 2.5 ACRES. Solid post & beam. 2+ bdrms, office, 3 bath, 2 kitchens, suite potential. Outbuildings. Covered view deck. $479,900. David Gentles 250-3548225. Nelson Realty QUICK POSSESSION. UPHILL 3 bdrm, 3 bath, summer kitchen, suite potential. Separate “studio”. 50x120 fertile lot. $490,000. David Gentles 250-354-8225. Nelson Realty

MOBILE HOME NEEDING a talented renovator. 2 bdrm, 1 bath. Value priced. $29,500. David Gentles 250354-8225. Nelson Realty 2 BEDROOM HOUSE, woodstove/ electric, f/s, forested acreage near Slocan City. $685 + Utilities. 250229-2356 BEST OF BOTH WORLDS! Beautiful spacious home, Sproule Creek, 10 minutes from town. $625,000. 250355-2206 MORTGAGE HELPER. 1 1/2 storey 3 bdrm, 2 bath home with a 1 bdrm, 1 bath suite. 65x100 corner lot in Uphill. $324,900. Burke. Jones@nelsonrealty.ca 250-3548515 COMMERCIAL. CHARACTER 3 bdrm home conversion. Zoned commercial. Located 1 block off Baker. Many opportunities. $349,000. David. Gentles@nelsonrealty.ca 250-3548225 UPPER KASLO. OPEN floor plan, expanded home. covered decks. Bonus room over Garage. 100x125 view Corner Lot. $356,000. David. Gentles@nelsonrealty.ca 250-3548225 3.57 LEVEL ACRES adjacent to the banks of the Salmo River South of Salmo. RV Site with power & drilled well. $175,000. No Hst. David. Gentles@nelsonrealty.ca. 250-3548225 SALMO STARTER HOME. 1300 sf rancher. 3 bd, 1.5 bt. Wood fireplace, country kitchen. Level fenced 90 x 120 yard. David.Gentles@nelsonrealty.ca 250-354-8225

GREAT VALUE BUILDING lot near Balfour. $110,000. .47 acres. Commanding lake views. Ug services. David Gentles 250-354-8225. Nelson Realty 29 LOT SUBDIVISION IN the City limits. Lot prices start @ $70,000. + HST. Spacious lot sizes. UG services. City amenities. David Gentles 250-354-8225. Nelson Realty

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

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UPHILL RANCHER. 3 bdrm 2 bt Landscaped, level fenced lot. Suite potential. Great location. $365,000. David Gentles 250-354-8225. Nelson Realty 6-MILE. 3-4 BDRM, 100x183 terraced back yard, possible inlaw suite, deck, carport. $299,000. David Gentles 250-354-8225. Nelson Realty

60X110 CORNER LOT. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, basement, carport, level entry. Expansion potential. $249,000. David Gentles 250-354-8225. Nelson Realty TIDY 2-3 BDRM mobile, addition &

1 BEDROOM HALF-DUPLEX 10 minutes west of Nelson. $800/month + utilities. No Pets Rentals@NelsonRealty.ca 250-5052067

NEWER QUALITY COTTAGE near Winlaw, Slocan Valley. Quiet, secure, with valley views. Max 2 people. 250226-0034

YMIR 1 BDRM house for rent. Wood/ electric heat, carport, fireplace. $650 + dd. Call 403-826-6270

1 BDRM SELF-CONTAINED suite. Carbonate St. heritage home. $800/ month, incl heat/elec. W/D, N/P, N/P, N/S. 250-551-0184 2-BEDROOM UPHILL SUITE. Bright, spacious, high ceilings, beautiful location. Avail. Jan 1, $835/mo, 250354-7563 1 BEDROOM SUITE. 5 appliances, heated floors, includes utilities, cable and internet. $975. Ph 354-8134 3 BEDROOM HOUSE for rent with fenced yard, available Jan 1st. $1500/month. 250-354-0299 4 BEDROOM, 2 bath, upper duplex for rent in Fairview. Modern, spacious, attached garage, $1700/month. Jan 1st. 250-825-9537 A ROOM IN a spiritual home, uphill, close to bus, washer/dryer, internet. $450. Available now. 250-551-4431

ROOM FOR RENT in 4bed home. 4mins to town. Asking $500, all included. 250-505-8029

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CUSTOM BUILT 1000SQ/FT 2bd suite, 6mile. Smokefree, infloor radiant heat, deck. N/p, w/d $1100/month.

NEWLY RENOVATED, AROUND 1200SQFT rancher, 3bed, 2full bath, good size kitchen with lots of cabinets, new stainless steel appliances, wood and tile flooring, sun room and deck with panoramic view of Nelson, roomy master bedroom/bathroom, lots of closet space. Parking for 4-5 cars. Fruit trees, garden, separate laundry room, $1550+ utilities. 250551-2676

TWO BEDROOMS IN beautiful strawbale home 10 min from Nelson. Wood heat, privacy. Jan 1st/15th. 250-505-0945 NEWLY RENOVATED 3 Bdrm Trailer Home, F/S, W/D. Close to bus, on it’s own lot. Dec.1/10. $850/mnth + utilities. 250-352-7492, 250-352-2439

2 - 5 ACRES cleared land for small farm, within 30 minutes to Nelson. 250-352-9814

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BEAUTIFUL, LUXURY LONG-TERM 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath rental on Stanley St. in Nelson, 2 blocks up from Baker St. New appliances, laundry, large plasma TV, cable, internet, covered parking, big windows and small patio. Furnished or unfurnished. $1750/ mnth + utilities. Photos available. 250-551-0878

2 BEDROOM PROCTER on 1/2 acre. Large deck, great views. Pets negotiable. Rentals@NelsonRealty. ca 250-505-2067

LARGE 1 BEDROOM, heritage, downtown apt to sublet. Dec 1 - Mar 1, possibly longer. $750. Email jen. neumatik@gmail.com

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NEWLY RENOVATED SALMO Rancher. Priced to sell 4 bdrm, 2 bath. Fenced level .41 acres, Gardens, workshop. Quick Possession $189,900. Burke Jones 250-3548515 Nelson Realty

1 BEDROOM SUITE. Downtown Nelson. NS/NP/FS/WD. 1 quiet person only. $550 plus utilities. Available Jan. 1st. 250-825-9498

4 BEDROOM HOME on quiet Culde Sac in Revelstoke, B.C. Very private back yard, backs on to Mt. Revelstoke National Park. Golf, Downhill and Cross Country Skiing as well as Snowmobiling, all at your doorstep. Many upgrades including custom bathrooms. $450,000. Call to visit or view photos. 250-837-7033

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ERIE CREEK FRONT. .42 level acres. Upgraded 4 bdrm, 3 bath home. 14x20 covered deck. 28x44 lower deck. Tree house w/power. $279,900. Burke Jones 250-354-8515 Nelson Realty

ERIE CREAK FRONT. Level .26 acres. 4 bdrm, 3 bath, spacious 2 storey home. 2800 sqft & 1900 sqft unfinished basement. Open Kitchen/ family room. Formal living & din����������������������������� ing rooms. Carport, covered porch. $395,000. David Gentles 250-3548225. Nelson Realty.

ROOM FOR RENT at 1 mile with wood heat, bus route, incl utilities and wireless $450. 250-777-1055

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4 BEDROOM AT 6 MILE Great family home, carport, large covered deck. No pets. $1200/month Rentals@NelsonRealty.ca 250-5052067

3 BEDROOM HOUSE in lower Fairview. Hardwood floors, large kitchen, deck, carport. N/S, N/P, $1300/month Rentals@NelsonRealty. ca 250-505-2067

RENTALS - COMM BEAUTIFUL, DOWNTOWN , stand alone building for lease. 2300 sq. ft., 601 Kootenay St. Please phone for details; 250-825-9932 OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE in Nelson, $317/month, includes internet. Call Jim 250-352-3385 or Mitch 250-352-1414

RENTALS WANTED SINGLE 40+ EMPLOYED woman requires affordable accomodation. Quiet, clean, respectful. Contact Deborah lidip@hotmail.ca MATURE RESPONSIBLE WORKING couple seeking house rental for April 1, 2011 within 20km of Nelson. N/S N/P, references. 250-354-3860 NICE, SMALL FAMILY needing rental for Jan 1st. Good references, non-smoking. 250-304-6825

SHARED ACCOM. LARGE, NEWER ROSEMONT home, shared kitchen, laundry. $600/ mo. Utilities, internet included. Must see! 352-7000 1 TO 2 people to share a lakefront home at 8 mile. $500 per room, inc utilities. 250-402-8497 msg

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2 BEDROOM BALFOUR LAKEVIEW house for rent. Picturesque setting and large decks. N/S, no cats $950/month

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AFFORDABLE FAMILY HOME RURAL WITH CONVENIENCE This affordable 3 bedroom, 2 bath. family home on a 71’x85’ fenced, landscaped lot with garden area in central location. New flooring, open layout main floor, covered patio, and main floor laundry.

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BALFOUR LAKE VIEW LOT

3 bedroom, 2 bath. country home on over 3.5 acres located in a tranquil setting in Blewett. Featuring outstanding views of Kootenay River, detached double garage, creek, quonset building and privacy!

Breathtaking views from this .71 acre Lakeview lot just 5 min. south of Balfour.This bare land strata lot, located in a quality development, offers unlimited recreation opportunities in a gorgeous surrounding.

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$479,500

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