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Wednesday January 19, 2011 Vol. 23 No. 01

independent since 1988

Express ceases to print after 22 years by Shannon Griffin-Merth

T Caring community by Shannon Griffin-Merth


he fire which destroyed the historic Kerr apartment block in the early morning hours of January 6 left between 75 and 80 people displaced and in need of immediate assistance. Of those residents, 60 registered for emergency social services, while the remainder went to stay with friends or family, says Public Information Officer Bill Macpherson. The extent to which local communities have mobilized to help the building’s residents has been astounding – so much so that the organizations collecting clothing, housewares and bedding have asked that people suspend donations of these items until further notice.

he closure of Nelson’s only independent newspaper is imminent. Its two remaining issues, those distributed January 19 and February 2, will complete the paper’s 22-year run. The closure was announced during the first week of January, after the paper’s publisher, Nelson Becker, had taken the holidays to think about the economic viability of the paper. After coming to the conclusion to close the Express, and despite his sadness over the loss, Becker reflects on the paper and its closure with optimism, gratitude and a little relief. “Surprisingly, I’m joyful,” he says. “I think that I’m joyful because the newspaper has been a success in many ways. When I started the Express and its predecessor What’s On magazine in 1988, it was my intention to publish a newspaper that went into every door and was a voice for the community to speak to itself. It wasn’t a place for me to try to put forth my political ideals. I endeavoured to get everybody’s photo in the Express at least once. I think that I’ve been successful in that, continued on page 8

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The Express is Read Everywhere Even in Northern Ireland! Setting it straight: recently, we mistakenly printed a caption for this photo which claimed that it had been taken in Maui. In fact, this photo, submitted by Brianna Walker, was taken at the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. Bianna tells us that she (right), her friend Angie Chutskoff (left), and her partner Daniel Zayac went on a “dream trip” last July in part to celebrate Brianna’s and Angie’s 30th birthdays. Here at the Express we think that this beautiful spot deserves to have its place on the map properly identified!

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How to contact us Classifieds, Events Listings, Press Releases, Fish Heads and Flowers and Letters to the Editor can all be submitted via the Express web site: For Body and Soul Directory and Health Calendar listings please call 250.354.3910. For display advertising call 250.354.1118 or email Classified ads are free for the first 15 words and are 25c for each additional word. Deadline is Thursday at noon for the following week. One free classified per week per phone number. Commercial classifieds are $5 per week for the first 15 words and 25c per word thereafter. Free classifieds are not taken over the phone. Press releases must be received by Friday morning for the following week. Press releases for events will be printed in the Wednesday issue immediately prior to the event. Publication of event press releases is at the discretion of the Express. While we try to include everything we receive, there is no guarantee that a press release will be printed. The Editor reserves the right to edit releases subject to length, clarity and taste. Submit press releases to ISSN 1196-7471 The Express Newspaper is owned by Kootenay Express Communication Corp. Publications Mail Agreement #0654353. Paid at Nelson, BC. The Express is published every Wednesdays and distributed free to every home and busienss in the Nelson area, as well as Ainsworth, Ymir, South Slocan, Crescent Valley, Slocan Park, Winlaw, Slocan City, Silverton and New Denver, viia Canada Post. Businesses that wish to supply free copies of the Express please call 250.354.3910. Subscription rates in Canada are $54.60/51 issues (GST incl.) International rates available. Copyright 2010.

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Library reaches fundraising goal (submitted)

Nelson residents have a reputation for generosity when it comes to community projects. The community came through again for the Nelson Library Expansion Project, which reached its fundraising goal of $100,000 just before the close of 2010. Now, the Library heads into a new year with expanded space, hours, and improved services and programs. The Nelson Library has increased its floorspace by 5100 square feet, with changes that include a bright new children’s area in the new lower level, reorganized collection, and new computer and study areas. More space also allows for a larger collection in the coming years.

The Library ������������������ has also expanded More than 70 individuals, orgathe community ��������������� it serves to include nizations, and businesses wrote Areas F and South H, and this means cheques, in addition to 230 people an increase in ����������������������������� operating and col- who contributed to the buy-a-shelf lection development funds through campaign. The December drive taxation and additional Provincial saw donations come in from $25 to and Municipal funding. This has $3,000. Further contributions from allowed for more staff, which has the community will now be applied already resulted in better service to fixtures and furnishings, as well and longer hours. The Library now as the purchase of additional mateopens daily at 10 a.m. rials for patrons to borrow. “We owe so much to our comDonors who took the cammunity,” says Chief Librarian paign to the top in the final days June Stockdale. “The Fundraising of 2010 include Whitewater Ski ������������������������������ Committee has worked flat out, Hill, City Council and Staff, The and the public responded with great Nelson Library Board, Friends of ������������������������ generosity and enthusiasm. We are the Library, Shaw Cable, Audrey thrilled and grateful��������������������� for the commu- Denison, and Brian and Suzie nity support we’ve received.” Holmes.

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is presenting a CORE Course (Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education)

January 22 & 23 9:00am — 5:00pm

250-825-4219 801 Railway St., Nelson, BC

Community Futures’ new workshop schedule The schedule for January to March of this year is now available at To register please call Janeen at (250) 352-1933. Please note that as of

April 1, 2011, there will be some changes to the Self Employment Program and training fees. Visit www. for details.

Canadian Federation of University Women meeting Saturday, Jan. 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. New Grand Hotel, 616 Vernon Street

The Nelson Chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women will be hosting guest speaker J. J. Verigin, leader of the USCC. He will speak on mobi-

lizing the will to intervene and peace advocacy. For more information contact Frances Welwood at (250) 825-4743.

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Stepping Stones and the Kootenay Co-op would like to thank everyone who made the Giving Tree initiative a resounding success over the holidays. A fun and popular way for the Kootenay Co-op and its members and shoppers to support the community is with the annual, seasonal Giving Tree. Each year, a different organization is chosen, and this year the recipient was Nelson’s emergency shelter, Stepping Stones for Success, a program of the Nelson Cares Society. For the people who access the services of Stepping Stones, not having a place to call home becomes especially challenging at this time of year. They continuously struggle with obtaining 3 nutritious meals a day,

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Nelson Police have arrested and charged a 19 yearold Nelson man in relation to several recent complaints of a male driving up to women and asking for sex. The man, originally from Golden, BC, has been charged with Sec. 152 CC Invitation to Sexual Touching and Sec. 173(1)(b) CC Indecent Act.


locating affordable housing, and finding warm clothes or bedding. Thanks to the generosity of those in the community who supported the Kootenay Co-op Giving Tree through the holiday season, Stepping Stones received more than $2,500 worth of cash and goods in the form of warm sleeping bags and nutritional supplements. A special mention is extended to Canadian natural health products manufacturer New Roots Herbal, for their generous donation of herbal supplements. It is gestures like this that make the holiday season truly a time of giving and caring.

He has been released from custody and placed on several conditions including an area restriction and limited use of a motor vehicle. The man is scheduled to appear in Nelson Provincial Court on February 8, 2011


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Get walking with Alzheimer’s ��������������������� Sunday, Jan. 30, 1 - 3 p.m.

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The annual walk is held in 20 communities around the province in January, national Alzheimer’s awareness month. Here in the West Kootenay, the walk will take place inside the Nelson and District Community Complex. Start a team, volunteer, donate, or spon-

sor today. The money you help raise will support the more than 1600 individuals and families in the West Kootenay living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. To register visit or call (250) 352-7960.

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“Good Neighbour”

Saturday, Jan. 22nd 2:00 pm Nelson United Church ������������������������������ ������������������������ GUEST PANELLISTS: Shannon Lanaway, WKWA ���������������������

Cheryl Dowden, Ex. Dir. ANKORS/ & with NCOH ���������������� Catherine Gehmen, Selkirk Students’ Union Margie Anderson, Reg.VP Hospital Employ.Union Joan Reichardt, Chair, Seniors’ Coord. Society Alex Atamanenko, MP, BC Southern Interior Moderator: Deb Kozak, City Councillor




I would like to nominate my boss, Teo Nicholas, owner of Streetclothes Named Desire for your “Good Neighbour” feature. Several months ago, when Teo learned that KAAP (the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program) were without a location to hold weekly adoption clinics, she immediately offered space in her store. Since then, for three hours every Sunday, the store is temporarily rearranged and transformed into an adoption centre for countless kittens and puppies who need to find homes. As a result of Teo’s generosity

and the dedication of KAAP’s wonderful volunteers, record numbers of animals have found loving families. Teo often calls the store on Sundays when she isn’t there working and her first question for me is never “How are sales today?” but rather “Have any of the animals been adopted yet?” Teo’s kindness has been a real blessing to so many animals in our community and to the lucky families whose lives have been enriched by them.

Suspects arrested in ATM Theft Investigation submitted The two suspects believed to be responsible for September, 2010, Kootenay Boundary area Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Break and Enters have been located and arrested. Both are in custody and each has each been charged with three counts of break and enter. The four ATM occurrences were: • Kootenay Regional Airport - Castlegar, ‘stand alone’ ATM on Sept. 10, 2010 • Kootenay Savings Credit Union ATM - Hwy 3A/Hwy 6, South Slocan on Sept 12, 2010

• Kootenay Savings Credit Union night deposit box • Waneta Mall, Trail on Sept 12, 2010 • Heritage Credit Union ATM, South Slocan on Sept. 14, 2010 An undisclosed amount of money was stolen from the ATM at the Regional Airport; however, the thieves were unsuccessful in accessing any funds in the other three occurrences. The suspects as well as one of their vehicles were captured on video surveillance.


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Seniors Saga


This column first ran on the NDN and the Express April 4, 2007, as “Seniors for guidelines that would Saga.” Effie Laurie was the make submitted items column’s focus. In March “more timely.” ����������������������������� she had celebrated her Over coffee, Nelson 80th birthday by skiing Becker proposed the colWhitewater as a member umn approach as an alterof the Super Seniors, the native. It took about two over-75 seniors who ski and a half seconds to say for free. To qualify for the yes. A lot of nice things Whitewater Super Seniors have happened since and is an item on my bucket I’ve met a lot of really nice list. people. Nearly five years “Saga” came into being later, it’s coming to an end. when I was asked by the I want to refer back to a Friends of Nelson Elders in few columns, not necessarCare to handle their pub- ily using the order of their licity. Because newsrooms publication. A woman who often treat submitted items asked that I not name her as fillers for times when brought to light how easy hard news is scarce, I asked it is for someone to make


fraudulent use of the PreAuthorized Debit system to steal your money. Federal regulations are in place to ���������� allow the victim to get the bank account reimbursed. But it cost our correspondent $17 to apply for the protection. I sent the related March 17, 2010, column to Finance Minister James Flaherty with a letter suggesting that it would be good if Parliament would legislate full protection for victims. Given the profits of the chartered banks, that small addition to their insurance coverage wouldn’t break them. His response

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Fish Heads to all those who take unsalable, broken, dirty clothing ������������������ and other items to thrift stores. You’re ��������������� putting unnecessary strain on a resource that exists to help ������������� less fortunate individuals. Get a conscience and take garbage ������������������ to the ������������� dump where it belongs. - Disgusted Shopper


Flowers to the person who took my wrought iron butterfly pathway grate - if they would be decent enough to return it! It is sorely missed by all who used it to enter on to our private property. - Missing my lawn ornament

Flowers Long overdue flowers to the boyz in Bonnington who gave us a place to stay while we were house hunting in Nelson last summer, and to the friendly firemen in Fairview - your parents’ place was great. You showed us what Kootenay hospitality is all about and made our move to Nelson that much easier! - Thankful

been thinkin’ about George Millar indicated that the government is in the process of enhancing Canada’s consumer protection framework. Hopefully this issue is being dealt with. (Continued next issue)

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

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challenging. Some patience and gentleness would have gone a ������������������������������ Fish Heads to the person who long way toward making all our broke into������������������������ my car outside my work easier. home. I’m glad all you got was - Relieved you’ve moved on ��������������������� Kleenex and quarters, and I hope that somewhere down the line you Flowers to the very thoughtful ���������������� feel as violated by someone’s intru- person who turned in the purse sion and disrespect as I do right left in a buggy at Save-on-Foods! now. When I become disillusioned - A very grateful senior about the nature of this sweet Flowers to the kind gentleman little town, I’ll be blaming you. who gave me a ride from the - Feeling violated mall on January 3 when there Flowers to my lovely friend for was no public transportation making me feel lovely with a running. surprise purchase from a local - Grateful senior shop. Your thoughtfulness Flowers to the cashier who will be remembered regularly. chased me in order to return my - Pretty smile missing wallet. Flowers to everyone who puts - Appreciative their garbage where it belongs & Fish Heads to those that can’t picks up an extra bit each day .You seem to hear their own dog barkknow who you are! Thanks for ing when they leave it out all night. caring for this beautiful planet! - Sleepless - Happy and litter free

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS nrich your community and your life by joining our Board of Directors Opportunities are available for the following positions: One Director from the Nelson Representative Area (3 year term) One Director from the Rossland Representative Area (3 year term) One Director at Large (3 year term) Applications must be received no later than Friday, January 28, 2011. Please direct inquiries and request applications from: VIRGINIA MAKAROFF Executive Assistant Nominating Committee Nelson & District Credit Union PO Box 350 Nelson, BC V1L 5R2 P. 250.352.7207 F. 250.352.9663 E.

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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, email, or submit online at We will not accept submissions over the telephone. The Express cannot guarantee that your submission will be printed due to space limitation.


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Councillor’s Column January 2011

Street Talk:

by Robin Cherbo

It is amazing how quickly 2010 passed. It was a very busy year for Council with a number of projects and dozens of meetings to add to an already busy schedule. As well, winter has returned with more snow than last year for our public works department to deal with. Council, along with public input, has almost completed two projects the ‘Sustainability Plan’ and ‘Path to 2040’, which will be finalized in 2011. Next we are looking forward to the drafting and finalization of the ‘Downtown Core and Waterfront Master Plan’, with the aim to improve the link between the downtown area and the waterfront. Along with public input, there are many ideas to link walking paths and

transportation access, with the future possibility of crossing the CPR tracks, near the old CPR Station, to the waterfront. In January 2011, council will again begin the budget process by financing all the City public services, and at the same time endeavouring to keep any tax increases as low as possible. With winter in full swing, the City streets are filling up with snow, so driving takes a lot of care and attention. Our City staff is busy trying to keep the roadways and streets ploughed and sanded, as well as, doing snow removal. Obviously, after a snow fall snow plough operators work on City Bus routes first and then the high volume traffic areas. The public has a part

In the zone by Kim Palfenier

Snow, rain or shine, local sports and recreation is alive and well. The Nelson Nordic Club is running adult programs on the local trails. The Ski Improvement Clinics are being held Saturday, January 15 and Saturday, February 5 from 10 a.m. until noon. If you want to improve your classic or skating technique this is the class for you. Participants are placed in groups according to skill level, with all levels welcome. Cost is $10 per session (pre-registered) or $15 per session (drop-in). Please register early to ensure availability of coaches. For information contact Sarah at or (250) 359-6605.

to play by driving with good winter tires and trying to park off the travel roadway, so that the plough truck operators can clear the streets as soon as possible. It is also recommended, if possible, for the city residents, to park on the odd number side of the street on odd calendar days and on the even numbered sides of the street on even calendar days. This will greatly assist the City snow plough operators to clean the street faster and more effectively. This would assist the plough truck operators to clear more City streets during their shifts. Also, the public needs to keep aware of City operations in the ploughing and removal of the snow off the streets and roads around

Nelson Youth Soccer registration is now open at Registration is online (payment offline is possible). Pay only $100 if registering by March 11, or $130 if registering after the deadline -- if there is still space available. REP Soccer tryouts are an additional $30 and must be registered by January 31. The fee increases to $60 after the deadline; however, acceptance is subject to approval. For more information visit, email, or call 352-0730. The Nelson and District Minor Baseball Association is preparing for its upcoming season. Registration shall commence in February with a March deadline. Watch for further details. This spring, the club, in conjunction with the Nelson Lions club,

the City. Please slow down and give equipment operators plenty of room to manoeuvre and, if passing, make sure the equipment operators are aware of your presence. Council will have plenty of work to cover in 2011, with a number of ongoing projects and with the finalization of the City budget. The City maintenance staff will continue doing a good job, working diligently, to make sure that the roads and streets are safe to travel on. Colleen and I hope everyone had a great holiday season and wish for all a Happy New Year, and especially for all the City Departments, staff and employees. Thank you, Robin Cherbo

is going to upgrade the baseball diamond located in the park Uphill. Meetings with the City of Nelson and neighbourhood residents have concluded, and the renovations will start once the snow melts in the spring. Local businesses and fundraising efforts in the past have raised close to $30,000 for the much-needed field. Baseball registration is increasing locally and having only one diamond in town has created some scheduling problems. Having two diamonds in town will also allow for weekend tournaments. The diamond will be used primarily by kids ages 10 and under, while the older 11-and-up divisions will stay at Queen Elizabeth park in Fairview.

The Express is ceasing publication. Do you have any comments?

It is devastating. The local community needs to be a community, and central to that is local news, people’s views, and a sense of belonging. The loss will be realized for years to come. Peter Maher, Nelson

It’s really sad to lose this independent paper. It made our community really cohesive. It didn’t feel removed from the social scene. It was like an intimate community journal.

Julie Stuppiello

The Express really promoted arts and entertainment. They are the only independent paper. Maybe they are being squeezed out by a much larger corporation. I want to thank Nelson for all of the years of a truly local newspaper. John Alton, Nelson

When your child chooses science, they’re choosing more than a rewarding career. They’re choosing to contribute, achieve and have their thinking recognized. And to start them off right, we’re even offering one potential scientist a $25,000 scholarship. To learn more, visit

I’m really disappointed that it is closing. I love that it is local, and I’m really sad that it’s going. Deb and Rick Bach, Nelson


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Editorial for January 19 by Nelson Becker

Since the announcement of the closure of the Express, everywhere I go I meet people who tell me how sad they are to lose their community newspaper. A man approached me last week at the supermarket to tell me what a loss he felt this closure was. And as he told me this, he started to cry. He was actually quite surprised at his tears and, not understanding where they had come

from, became embarrassed. I was very touched by this show of emotion, and it made me realize another way that the Express has been successful: it has developed an emotional connection with its readership. I am sad because in a way I feel that I am letting the community down by ending publication. Intellectually I know that I am doing what is practical, and I also know that the

To the communities of the Kootenays, My name is David Sprague. I lost two cats and most of my belongings in the fire at the Kerr. This was devastating. Even if the building was dilapidated, it was home. During the early morning hours of January 6, seeing all of the residents watching their homes burn was disheartening. Our shock and distress was great. If it hadn’t been for the Emergency Service, Police and all of the people who volunteered and came out to help us in the early morning hours, we would have been even more devastated. My heartfelt gratitude and appreciation go out to everyone who volunteered and worked to attempt to save our homes. To the communities and businesses that donated materials and financial aid to our cause, I can only say that it has made me aware of how much I love Nelson and this area. The outpouring of concern and the supportive efforts of the people and organizations involved in the aftermath of this disaster have been very heartwarming. Not only for myself, but for many of the residents of the Kerr, this heartwarming sharing is greatly appreciated. Our thanks are hardly enough to express the uplifting of our spirits at this display of community support. With deep and abiding gratitude, David J. Sprague, Nelson

Dear Editor, Thank you for including vital information in the The Express about the work being done at a number of Nelson’s fine Community Service organizations. We are fortunate to have so many supports. I would like to add another valuable resource to the list: The Nelson and District Women’s Centre. Remarkably, after 38 years, the Women’s Centre is the longest running rural Women’s Centre in all of Canada. Operated primarily by committed volunteers and a small staff, the Centre receives approximately 3,000 visits each year. It is a safe and welcoming place to meet, share, learn, and to receive assistance such as free food, clothing and other resources. As we begin a new year, the Women’s Centre invites the community to learn more and to support the Women’s Centre’s important work. Volunteer opportunities, donating funds to worthwhile programs, and joining as a Member are all ways that we can strengthen the work that is being done in our community. For more information about the work we do, please visit or call 250-352-9916. Sincerely, Tamara Abramson, Outreach and Fund Development Coordinator

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

Commentaries can be longer (500 words maximum) and are more in-depth than letters. If you wish to write a commentary, please first contact the editor. All letters and commentaries must be signed and include your name, address and phone number. Only your name and the community where you live will be published. We will not print “name withheld” letters. Opinions in the paper are not necessarily those of the Express or its advertisers.

community does not blame me for closing. Nonetheless, I am disappointed that I am not able to continue publication. I feel responsible to my community, both its individuals and its businesses, and I want to assure people that I will find ways to continue to support and grow our values. Who knows -- this may even mean another publication at some point in the future.

Dear Editor,

I became an adult at a time when holding another woman’s hand or dressing in an unfeminine way was subject to a lot of cruelty. Cruelty continues to happen today, but society in general appears more tolerant of gay and lesbian people. Mainstream media incorporates images of gays and lesbians and on occasion these images are positive. This is not always so true of transfolk’s experiences. How many of you have said “some of my best friends are gay,” implying that you are open-minded. Have any of you said “some of my best friends are trans”? Are you familiar with the term? My point is not to give readers an education on trans people or transphobia; you can read Alex Grove’s well written commentary in the December 1, 2010, issue of The Express for some information and perspectives on trans issues. I have witnessed friends and acquaintances passing (a term used by gay and lesbian people who want to appear straight) for the gender they are, thereby ascribing to society’s definition of what it is to be male or female. Others simply live their life and let the people around them figure it out for themselves. Others have altered their bodies with surgeries and medications to further embody the gender they are. In my queer world you are who you are, you do what you do, you live as you please. I detest being told by mainstream culture how to act, how to be, and how to dress. If I felt I was born in the wrong body I would want to do something about it. Wouldn’t you, if it was possible? I mean, people may colour their hair, may shave, may grow a mustache. These are minor statements of identity. Why should a person live a life that is a lie, or outwardly portray an identity that isn’t theirs? Maybe I can say that some of my best friends are trans. That means that I have to look at whether or not I am being progressive, supportive, or simply think I’m “cool” for making such a statement. That also means I have witnessed or heard of my friends being harassed, or becoming depressed, or choosing to go to restaurants with washrooms that aren’t labeled “ladies” or “gents.” I have also seen the joy in my friends’ eyes as they evolve into the person they are. I have witnessed their bodily transformations, seen the handsome or beautiful person begin to look different from the beautiful or handsome person of previous days, and seen happiness where often I hadn’t before. I have watched myself evolve, too, in how I express my own identity, how I look at my biases and judgements, and how I take steps to understand things. Several of my friends and acquaintances have had the courage to follow their hearts and their minds (yes, this is a mind, not a sex thing) and to be in the body of their determination, some through surgery, some not. What I once saw as a name and gender change I now see as a manifestation of how people see themselves. Because, really, no one ever changes when on the healing path, one becomes. M. Stewart

Dear Editor, I am truly shocked and saddened to hear that it is the end for this wonderful paper. It has been my favourite for years and years... so many hours of pleasure reading about our little town, learning about what was happening, seeing the Good Neighbours being praised, reading about life as it presents itself in happy and not so happy ways, Fish Heads and Flowers, hard news, great photos, letters to the editor from those with vision and those still learning to see. This is very much a loss to our community, dear Nelson in Nelson. I will miss all your efforts. Thank you for many years of service to all. Sincerely, Arlene McMillin

Dear Editor, I am writing an open letter to thank the people of Nelson and surrounding area for all the help and support that you have provided to my son and his girlfriend. They lived in the apartment that recently burned to the ground, and lost all their belongings. It is hard to be a parent so far away when something like this happens, but it has been so heartwarming and comforting to know that the community has rallied around them and been so supportive. I just want to say thank you to each and every one of you, from the victim assistance workers to the people who offered donations of money and belongings; thank you so very, very much. Joanie Hoddinott Port McNeill, BC

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and for the loss of that to the community, I’m sad. But I’m joyful for the past and I’m joyful for the future.” Becker adds that he believes the closure will make space for new projects in the community: “We build our lives on our past experiences and the past experiences of others, so the reason that the newspaper exists is because of those experiences, and that’s what the Express is built upon. Now that the Express is closing, what will come out of it? What tree will grow here because of the seed this newspaper left?” Raised in New York State, Becker immigrated to Canada in 1970. He first came to Nelson in 1981 while on tour with a slideshow of his travels in Nepal. He ended up staying for a year. During that time, he co-organized a festival with Anne DeGrace and Sarah LeGiles. The festival, called “Peace of the Kootenays,” was based upon the idea that “peace happens in many ways, whether you’re demonstrating against war, looking for spiritual inner peace, or you’re a volunteer at the hospital. Peace does not require a political message; it’s a way people live.” The festival was intended as a celebration of the diverse ways local people were working toward peace, even if their efforts were not formally recognized as “peace work.” After that first year in Nelson, Becker lived in Ottawa for several years, but kept in touch with friends he had made in the Kootenays. When he finally moved back to Nelson in 1988, it was with the intention of opening a coffee house and acoustic music venue. “This was a time, if anybody remembers, when there

was only one cappuccino machine in town and nobody was serving soya lattes,” he says. He tried and failed to rezone the Scandinavian Church for his purposes, and nearly gave up on starting a business in Nelson after his rezoning application was rejected. Out of the coffee house idea, however, grew what was to become the Express. “Part of the coffee house plan was a monthly calendar, and the idea was always that the calendar should include events from all the different groups. And so with the inability to open up a coffee house where I wanted, I ended up starting the calendar. That was What’s On magazine. And initially I just wanted to talk about what events were happening in our community.” The monthly calendar, which ran for two years before becoming the weekly Express, was originally printed by the Nelson Daily News. Becker recalls that “they were supportive of us because we were able to get advertisers that they weren’t getting, and we were giving them money because we were printing with them, so it was a good thing for them and a good thing for us. I think that they expected us not to last very long, because at the end of 11 months, they gave me notice that they no longer had time to print for us. But what we did was find another printer who gave us lower prices in the end.” Difficulty was not unique to the newspaper’s earliest incarnation. Financial constraints have been an almost constant challenge to the paper’s success. “In its first few years, I was an ignorant parent and didn’t realize how badly it was doing,” Becker says. “I would say that the paper has never made a lot of money, and that the best it’s done is to break even.” The most recent financial struggle, Becker says, “has been something I just don’t have a way

to overcome.” Becker adds that it has also been difficult to keep staff long-term on the wages the newspaper could afford to pay. “If they were in Kelowna or Vancouver, they could make a lot more than they can make here,” he says. Apart from staffing, printing and distribution constitute the paper’s major expenses. “All of our income comes from advertising,” Becker says, “and if advertising doesn’t meet the cost of production, then the paper ceases to be economically viable.” But finances have not been the newspaper’s only challenge. Attracting qualified, experienced staff has also been a difficulty. At times, Becker has been unable to find a qualified candidate to fill an opening, and has ended up doing the work himself – though he’s quick to admit that solution has not always been ideal: “I’m not necessarily the best at everything, although I can fix anything,” he says. Becker estimates that 75 people have worked in-house since the paper’s inception. Currently, six people work at the Express. “I’m very fortunate with the staff I have now,” says Becker. “I’d really like to find a way to continue to work with the people I’m working with now. We’re a very flexible group. We enjoy working together. We’re open to ideas for future projects and have been tossing a few around.” While Becker’s future endeavours are still being conceived of, some things are certain: “We are going to organize a party and invite the community,” he says. “It will take place sometime in either late February or early March. Look in our February 2 issue for information about that. I’m not moving. I love this place, which is probably why I’m joyful. I can’t imagine a place more perfect for me than this.”

Comments from Nelson Becker Our background: The Nelson Daily News, the Express, and the Nelson Star The first issue of the Express came out in the guise of What’s On magazine in November of 1988. We were a monthly publication. At that time, the local newspaper was the Nelson Daily News which was owned by Conrad Black and the Hollinger Corporation. The Express had been printed in the Daily News’s facility for approximately one year when we received a letter from the NDN informing us that they no longer had the time available on their presses to print for us. We ended up printing in Penticton with an independent printer who has since changed ownership

several times over and is now owned by Black Press, the owner of the Nelson Star. We are now printed by an independent printer in the Lower Mainland. Although the NDN and the Express were competitors, we were able to coexist for over 20 years. Because we were a weekly and they were a daily, there were many elements that were unique to each paper and many things they did which we could not have hoped to reproduce. Black Press continues to be an ever-strengthening player in BC newspaper ownership, but it is not the only

player. After Conrad Black ended up in legal trouble, he sold all his newspapers to Canwest, which has now sold all its newspapers to Postmedia Corporation. In the sale to Canwest, less than 20 papers remained in the possession of Hollinger Corporation. Many of those papers, the NDN included, were considered desirable by both Black Press and Glacier Corporation. Ultimately, Glacier Corporation bought many of those papers, including the NDN. This put Glacier Corporation and Black Press in more direct competition with one another than they had been

before, and I believe this is why Black Press entered the West Kootenay market. The Nelson Daily News and other properties in BC could not match Black Press’s competitiveness. Glacier ended up selling 11 BC papers to Black Press. Black Press sold one paper in Alberta to Glacier. As soon as Black Press took possession of the 11 papers, they closed two long-existing dailies — one of which was the NDN. They then established the Nelson Star as a biweekly newspaper and an advertiser that appears to me to be trying to compete with the Pennywise.

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Comments from Nelson Becker, continued… How do I feel about the closure of the Express? I am full of mixed emotions. I am not feeling sad for myself; in fact, personally, I am joyful. I am joyful because for 22 years the Express newspaper has met its mandate of providing a mirror for the community. I very much believe in this community and its ability to grow and prosper economically and spiritually. But it is with heaviness in my heart that I cease publication of the Express. I resolve to look at our future positively, and to see with optimism the potential that exists. I want to join with others to work together for the betterment of our community.

The effects of losing Safeway ads and the Leisure Guide For many years the Express was contracted by the Nelson and District Recreation Commission to produce their Leisure Guide three times a year. This publication was a successful endeavour, both in terms of production as well as distribution. A short while ago, the Recreation Commission decided to hire one company to produce the Leisure Guides for Nelson, Creston and Castlegar. We gave up producing the Leisure Guide in part because we did not feel that we could effectively sell advertising in communities outside of our circulation area. In addition to this change, the Recreation Commission gave a new direction that made the Leisure Guide a difficult project for us to take on. This direction stipulated that we were no longer allowed to accept advertising from service providers that appeared to compete with services offered by the Recreation Commission – for instance, other gyms or recreation facilities. Another recent decrease in revenue for the Express was the loss of the regular Safeway advertising. This happened when Safeway switched from newspaper ads to flyers. While we continued to receive flyer revenue from Safeway, the loss of their weekly full-page ads was financially detrimental to us. We never really went after the flyer business, mainly because we did not have the connections, as most flyers come from agencies. We felt that while some of our readers would appreciate flyers, many of them would find them environmentally irresponsible.

The repercussions of losing your locally-owned paper Years ago, every town had its own locally-owned newspaper. That meant that the owner of the newspaper lived in the community in which the the paper was published. It meant that when anyone had any comment or input, negative or positive, about their community newspaper, they could likely find the owner right there as a member of their own population. Today in British Columbia, there are 124 community newspapers registered as members of the BC/Yukon Community Newspaper Association. 72 of these papers are owned by one company: Victoria-based Black Press. I believe that there are fewer than 10 newspapers that are still independently owned in BC. Generally speaking, any newspaper, whether locally-owned or part of chain, is staffed by people who live locally. In the case of the newspaper chains, there is usually very little direct editorial influence from head office; however, what does exist is the possibility for editorial influence because of the publisher head office hires. An owner of a newspaper has the perfect right, whether they own one paper or ninety, to cover what they want in their newspaper. Concentration of media ownership directs the community newspaper more toward business values, and ultimately that’s what drives that media. Every business has to make ends meet. That’s why we are closing – we have been unable to make ends meet. I am very concerned about the state of journalism and community newspapers in BC and in Canada. The fact that the majority of BC community newspapers are owned by one corporation amounts to a dangerous situation for the news. It is also a dangerous situation from a business perspective. At what point does concentration of media ownership become monopoly?

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Comments from Nelson Becker, continued… What role did the Nelson Star play in the demise of the Express? The Star is an aggressive competitor — so much so that the Express could not match their advertising rates. This has played a major role in our demise. However, the Star is not the sole reason for our closing. Losing the City of Nelson newsletter, the Recreation Commission’s Leisure Guide, and the regular Safeway ad also played a part. The Express was squeezed financially from all sides. Advertisers obviously want to spend less on advertising. The cost of production increased, and our staff needed a better income. The community demanded and deserved a certain level of editorial content. I simply could not meet the expectations of the community and the staff with the advertising dollars I received. Nelson is a small town, and there are only so many advertising dollars to go around. The Nelson Star will soon be the only newspaper in town. I am hoping that the Star will be able to continue to cover the news in this community in great detail, and that they will be able to continue to offer the businesses and advertisers the advertising rates that they are now receiving.

These economic times 2010 was a difficult year for many businesses, both locally and nationally, and I understand that the decisions businesses make often need to be penny-driven. Although the Express has a very large and loyal readership, the paper has not had the advertising support of the big-players in our business community. I do not blame them for their advertising choices. I hope to find ways in the future to help support the business community and encourage economic independence in the West Kootenay.

Loss of the City of Nelson newsletter

My weaknesses

For many years, the City of Nelson placed its full-page newsletter in the Express newspaper. This provided both a huge economic support to us and important City information to every door within our distribution area. About a year ago, the City decided to ask the local newspapers in existence at the time to bid on its newsletter. Those papers, the Express, the Nelson Daily News, and the Nelson Star, all bid on the publishing of the newsletter. Of the three papers, the NDN had the lowest distribution and was the only publication with a newsstand price tag. The Express had a much higher distribution rate than both the NDN and Star, the latter of which was very new to the local market. When the bids came in, the City made its decision based on the bottom line, rather than on history, reliability, distribution, or cost per thousand readers. The City awarded the newsletter to the Nelson Star, a move which was a great financial blow to the Express. The Star has a 15 per cent smaller page size than ours and we bid based on our own, larger page size. If we had bid on a page size equivalent to that of the Star, our price would have been 15 per cent less. The decision to print the newsletter with the Star was an administrative decision rather than a decision made by Council, and Council felt powerless to affect that decision. Apparently, the City is not allowed to award contracts based on the geographic location of the bidder, so even though the Star is owned by a corporation in Victoria, the City was not able to take that into consideration when awarding the newsletter contract.

I am not perfect. Gosh, I want to be. I have made errors and bad decisions. One of my main weaknesses in the early days was inexperience. When I started the Express I didn’t know how to run a business or keep books. For the first couple of years, I had no idea of the amounts of money the business was losing. The Express has made mistakes with ads. In some cases, we’ve run the wrong ads for advertisers. In those instances we made sure to come to a satisfactory resolution. We’ve sold to advertisers who were unable to pay, and we did not have the proper safeguards in place for those situations. That turned out to be quite a huge economic weight for the Express. In the early days, we operated with PCs when we should have been using Macs. We kept a manual bookkeeping system, when it should have been computerized. Although we have had many long-term employees, we haven’t always been able to pay people enough to enable them to stay with us a long time. From the very beginning, the Express has endeavoured to represent all groups within this community, without aligning with any particular political stripe or attempting to push any one particular perspective. One of my first editors was Donna MacDonald, a present City Councillor, and I hired her because of her editorial qualifications. At the time, I was not aware of her strong NDP affiliation; but, because of her political leaning, many readers assumed that the Express was asserting a left wing bias. The Express should not have a political affiliation. It took years to shake the misconception that the Express was a leftie paper. Had I realized what the perception of the public would be, I would have prepared for it.

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Comments from Nelson Becker, continued… The lack of larger-scale advertisers Over the years the Express has sold advertising to many businesses and individuals. Every little bit helps, and we have enjoyed working with these advertisers. In order to provide the kind of editorial content, graphic elements and distribution that readers and advertisers ask for, we need to sell twice as much ad space as we do. Ten pages of advertising in a 20 page issue would make the Express a viable operation. The advertisers we are missing are the ones who are capable of buying quarter-page ads or larger on a regular basis. These include car dealerships, some real estate agents, supermarkets and other largerscale businesses.

Be part of the last issue of the Express The final issue of the Express will circulate in two weeks’ time, on Wednesday, February 2. I want to invite everyone to submit their comments to us as letters to the editor for that last issue. You can write about our closing or our years of publishing — submissions on any subject are welcomed. We will edit comments and letters for length, clarity, taste and legality. The deadline for these submissions is Wednesday, January 26. In our last issue, share your opinions and comments with your community. email

What will I do now? I am not retiring. I am not leaving town. I am not giving up the office. I am not giving up on working on projects within this community. Initially, we will go through the process of closure, making sure that we have paid our bills and have collected what we’re owed. There are several projects we have participated in over the years, and will likely continue to work on now. One of these is the Kootenay Express Summer Shorts Film Festival. And then there’s the 10K Fun Run. Due to a shortage of both money and time, we had to discontinue the 10K Fun Run. Now, it is likely that the Run will be re-established this summer. I want to maintain a mailing list so that we can keep people informed of what’s ahead. I will also further develop our Facebook site, so people can keep in touch, and so that we can let you know our plans. I can’t say much more at this point. I’m open to ideas, and I’m open to sitting down with people to talk about the future.

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Caring community Monetary donations, however, are still being sought; these funds will help those affected begin to find and settle into new homes.

The days following the fire were busy and highly productive for those involved in Kerr-related relief efforts. On the evening of January 7, Mount Sentinel’s Quest for Community students held a fundraiser at the Capitol Theatre. Since the group’s current trip to the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico, was already fully funded, the event was intended to raise funds for next year’s trip; after the fire, however, Quest students decided to allocate the money raised that evening to the Kerr’s former residents. The event, which featured several young, local performers, raised over $1100. “We felt [the fundraiser] was very successful,” says Quest teacher Don Warthe. “The students were very pleased.” On January 12, Quest students Brian MacIntyre, Devon Flynn, Julia Kanutski, and Kiyomi Williams presented the proceeds of their efforts to representatives of the Red Cross and the Salvation Army. Devon Flynn explained the motivation behind the students’ gesture:

“seeing as the [Quest] program is all about community service, we decided that [dedicating this fundraiser to those affected by the fire] was a great way to give back to the community. Hopefully [this money] helps those affected find new homes, helps them pay the costs of finding new clothing, shelter, food -- all the costs associated with being displaced.” Warthe added that “the main thing we’d like to see this money do is to inspire others to give as well, because this is really just a drop in the bucket of what is needed.” When asked whether the students’ idea to channel the funds toward Kerr residents surprised him, Warthe replied, “the students’ generosity doesn’t surprise me at all. Young people want to do positive things.” Staff at Positive Apparel and the Salvation Army were inundated with donations following the fire. Seven truckloads of clothing and housewares from residents and businesses in Trail arrived at the two locations on January 7. Positive Apparel CEO Sean Keely observed that “the outpouring [of support] from the community is amazing.” Donations from Trail included many new items still in their packaging. “People in Trail have been going shopping for those affected by the fire,” said Keely. Donations of furniture made to Positive Apparel were earmarked for Kerr residents, who have since been able to “pick and choose what they like [from the stock].” Following the fire, the store did not wait for directions from Victim Services, said

Keely; instead, its staff decided to “just do, to open the store and start to do. We designed it so that the people from the Kerr can come down and have full access to the front of the store. Whatever they need right now is theirs for the taking.” The store also gave residents vouchers to use once they begin to re-establish in new homes. The morning following the fire, survivors had already begun coming in to the store for help. “We’ve had people breaking down in tears as they’re shopping,” said Keely. “We’ve got relatives who were involved [in the fire and] lost everything. We are as eager to help them as we are everybody else – that’s what the store is for.” One of Keely’s family members who lived in the Kerr managed to get his cats into cages and out of the building as he fled. Other pet-owners were not so lucky. But, noted Keely, “cats are funny. If there’s a window or a way, they’ll get out, so we may have feral cats running around now. Take them in if you find them, and call the animal shelter so that they can be reunited with their owners.” As of press time, 11 former Kerr residents had stepped forward to accept temporary housing at the Villa Motel; others are now staying with friends or family. Kerr building owners Annette and Armand Olander reported that, due to the cost of rebuilding, it is unlikely the structure will be used for low-income housing in the future.

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Capitol Theatre presents the best of touring artists in 2011 by Neil Harrower

The Capitol Theatre season series has five performances remaining in its 22nd annual subscription series. Highlights of the fall / winter events included sold out performances by spoken word genius Shane Koyczan, and the Arts Club Theatre Company’s A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline. Also featured was an evening of Fringe Festival magic with Chris Gibbs in Antoine Feval and two performances from the Kids Series: Major Conrad Flapps and ¿Qué Bolá? Magic of Cuba. In addition to the Season Series events the Capitol presented the popular Sing Along Sound of Music in September and the most successful Christmas Pantomime in the theatres history. Show Down at the Hoedow entertained over 1,800 patrons with 2 of 5 performances completely sold to the rafters. Coming in the New Year the Second City Touring Company performs Stephen Harper! The Musical. After taking a beating in the polls following the latest parliamentary scandal, the Prime Minister and his advisors need to find a way to turn things around before the looming election. Against Harper’s better judgment, his team devises a winning strategy: create a musical about the

Canadian Prime Minister’s life, not for Canadian audiences, rather for Broadway. This hilarious event hits the stage Sunday, February 6. On Sunday, February 20, Ballet Jörgen Canada performs Coppélia. This classical ballet takes us to the magical world of Dr. Coppélius, a disillusioned toy maker in search of the perfect partner. Coppélia is a journey that transcends the boundaries of “real” versus “imaginary” experiences. Saturday, March 5, The Laila Biali Trio performs, introducing Nelson to the critically acclaimed composer, pianist and vocalist Laila Biali. Her versatility has won her touring engagements with top-tier artists including Paula Cole and Suzanne Vega. In 2009 Laila performed vocals on a DVD taping of “If on a Winters Night” with Police front man and 16-time Grammy winner Sting. Internationally acclaimed modern dance artist, dancer/choreographer Margie Gillis takes the stage Saturday, March 26. Her life and her art have been the subjects of several documentary films, the most notable being Veronica Tennant’s Wild Hearts in Strange Times. Margie was commissioned by Cirque du Soleil for two solos for the Las Vegas production of LOVE, a tribute to the legendary Beatles and their

Briefly Electric Wednesdays with Estevan and Tracy Lynn Wednesday, Jan. 19, 8:30 p.m. at the Royal, 330 Baker Street Come listen to some great local talent or take the stage yourself! For more information visit www.liveattheroyal. com. Miss Quincy Live at The Royal Thursday, Jan. 20, 9 p.m. at the Royal. Join Miss Quincy and her left-hand man Tyler Toews for the kick-off show of their winter UK/ Europe tour. Rumour has it that Brin Porter and Cortney Osness will be laying down the rhythm section for this show. Miss Quincy does not fit the classic Singer/ Songwriter mold. She plays guitar like she practices and sings songs like she means them. Tipping her hip hat to earlier times and the rugged northern beauty that has been the backdrop of her life, Miss Quincy

draws inspiration from the pioneering women who came before, the blues ladies of the 1930s, dirty guitar licks, and sweet gospel harmonies. Miss Quincy’s latest album, “Your Mama Don’t Like Me,” was recorded in Miss Quincy’s cabin in Northern BC during a cold snap where temperatures dropped below -40 degrees. If you listen closely you may just hear the crackling of a wood stove or the swish of a whiskey bottle. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door or online at Flowmotion with Jamphibian Friday, Jan. 21, 9:15 p.m. The Royal, 330 Baker Street Found beneath the bows of the Northwest evergreens is Flowmotion, one of Seattle’s most distinctly diverse rock bands. This is an act that fails to fall into an easily packaged genre, succeeds in defying stereotypes, and throws one

music. A performance not to be missed. As with Shane Koyczan, who opened our season this year, April Verch was a featured performer at the Opening Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. This performance confirmed her status as one of the top female virtuoso fiddlers in the roots music genre. April comes to Nelson on April 15. On January 19, FLIKS presents the movie Masquerades, and on February 1 the Snowed in Comedy Tour hits Nelson, featuring Phil Nichol, Dan Quinn, Graig Campbell and Peter Kalamis. For a calendar of events coming to the Capitol or to buy your tickets online 24/7 visit

hell of a party no matter what city, town or festival the five-piece band happens to land in. Opening the show will be the one and only Jamphibian, featuring Jam Chato of The Tuques and a group of very special guests. Tickets are $15, and available online at www. or at the door. These guys are going to rock the Royal so don’t miss out! Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party Saturday, Jan. 22 at Spiritbar, 8 p.m.422 Vernon Street Making their second appearance on the Spiritbar stage, this group claims that “the revolution is upon us.” They are its dirty secret. Formed in a sordid kitchen in Glasgow’s West End, two hearts’ conspiracies converged creating a duo of sluttery and hot pop plots. Crossing oceans and astral planes, the duo has evolved into a sixpiece pop powerhouse. TLGLTP combines the

frivolous with the serious political agenda of mobilizing everyone to truly celebrate your birthday. Happy Birthday! We love you. $10 Advance tickets. Shane Philip Saturday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. The Royal, 330 Baker Street. Swelling in primordial pulses and wholloping whoops, the tacit tones of Shane Philip’s didgeridoo hold the power to still listeners into silence or encourage audiences to rise up in a tribal swell of intoxicating spirit. Meanwhile his hands will be skillfully juggling between shaking up rhythms with his aslatua, driving the dance floor with his djembe and sliding out grooves on his Weissenborn-style guitar while his foot taps in earthshaking electronic kicks. He is a one-man show, anywhere he goes. Ty West will start the night off. Tickets are $12, and are available online at www.liveattheroyal. com or at the door.

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Max Liboiron’s Trashscapes and Rubbish Topographies From trash to treasure...artist Max Liboiron’s ent environmental issues.” Gallery visitors will be reforming of our trash into tantalizing works of invited to bring their own used (and dried!) tea art and “walk in” art installations has a contabags to the gallery to create a mountain of sweet gious impact on smelling rubbish to the communities in rival the scale of the which she exhibartwork. its her work. Last Max Liboiron grew year’s exhibition up in northern Salt Winning at Canada in a small the Oxygen Art rural community. Centre saw crowds Her understanding lining up to trade of environmental in their possesrelationships was sions in exchange formed within this for a piece of salt context, and has encased trash. Her been influential Environmental Monitoring Series (detail above) upcycled trash enviin both her early Toy car, salt, mixed media • Max Liboiron 2010 Photo credit: Max Liboiron ronments offer the studies in biology New York Trash Exchange (below) viewer an opporMixed media trash • Max Liboiron 2010Photo credit: Max Liboironand her more topitunity not just for cal inquiries in art. assisting in the She holds an MFA completion of a and a Certificate piece, but also a in Cultural Studies chance to reflect from the State on one’s relationUniversity of New ship to the environYork in Stony ments in which we Brook, New York, inhabit. and BFA with This January, Distinction from in gallery B, Mount Allison Liboiron will install University in New Trashscapes and Brunswick. She is Rubbish Topographies, a landscape made from currently pursuing a PhD at New York University road salt, used tea bags and styrofoam eroded by in Visual Culture with a focus on environmentalwater-borne pollutants. According to Liboiron, ism. She divides her time between New York City “waste and pollution are a permanent global phe- and Winlaw, BC. nomenon; I use them as raw materials to make For more information call (250) 352-9813. fantastic mythological landscapes based on pres-

Briefly Magic Bus with Soup Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 9 p.m. The Royal, 330 Baker St. No cover and some great local electronic music every Tuesday! For more information, visit www. Apres Ski followed by Punk Rock Bingo Thursday, Jan. 27, starting at 5 p.m. The Royal, 330 Baker Street. Come warm up by the fire with the Royal’s Apres Ski from 5 to 8 p.m., featuring Brian Kalbfleisch along with weekly food and drink specials. Punk

Kerr relief fundraiser event Thursday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. Spirit Bar, 422 Vernon Street. A fundraiser for Kerr relief. Frolic and dance to local favorites Roxy and Lazy Poker Blues Band. Don’�t miss the special half-time show by Lucas Myers. Admission is by donation. For more information, visit www.myspace. com/humehotel. 5 Trick Pony Friday, Jan. 28 at 9 p.m. The Royal, 330 Baker Street

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January 19, 2011

Amnesty International Film Festival returns

The big screen offers the big picture Saturday, January 29 when the lights dim for the 9th annual Amnesty International Film Festival. Two films in a Saturday afternoon double bill offer contrast and food for thought. At 1:30 Nero’s Guests, filmed in India in 2009, follows the filmmaker, a Rural Affairs editor of a Hindu newspa-

per, as he examines the story behind the almost 200,000 farmers who have committed suicide in the last decade. Cut to The Yes Men Fix the World at 3 p.m., a two-time festival award winner in which two gonzo political activists infiltrate the world of big business, their outrageous pranks highlighting

corporate greed. By posing as top executives of the corporations they hate, Yes Men Mike Bonnano and Andy Bichlbaum don thrift-store suits, lie their way into conferences, and parody their corporate nemeses, from Down Chemical to Exxon. Saturday evening’s fare begins at 7 p.m. with H2Oil, an examination of the downstream effects of the billion-dollar Athabasca Tar Sands industry, particularly as it impacts the community of Fort Chipewyan. When alarms are raised about occurrences of rare cancers, industry and government cover-ups are exposed. At 8:45 Pray the Devil Back to Hell, the final film of the festival, chronicles the story of courageous Liberian women and their crusade to end a bloody civil war and mend a shattered country in a film that honours strength, perseverance, and grassroots activism. Amnesty International is an independent organization that works to protect human rights around the world through education and advocacy. The annual film festival is one way to reach out and engage, educate, and inspire, the better to foster understanding of human rights issues. Tickets are available at the Capitol Theatre box office or online at, and are just $6 for either afternoon or evening presentations. For more information visit www.

arts&entertainment January 19, 2011

Full moon ski in the Slocan Valley Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Skiers and winter enthusiasts are invited to join the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society (SVHTS) for a moonlit ski/walk/slide. The Society will be there with a fire going and a cup of hot chocolate waiting if you need to warm up. This group of busy volunteers has been spending long hours keeping the 50 km long Slocan Valley Rail Trail groomed and trackset. Over the holiday season, hundreds of people could be found out enjoying one of the scenic wonders of the Slocan Valley. This year, as well as grooming the Rail Trail, the SVHTS has been maintaining aprox 5 km of track around the Valleyview Golf Course. Parking will be available by the golf club entrance or you can ski down the rail trail from Perry’s Siding and take the side trail up to the Course. It’s expected that the moon will be up by around 7 p.m. Please remember that night skiing can pose a risk, so please be careful. The Society is grateful for the support being shown by the community. To help offset the costs of grooming the trail, donation boxes are located at several trailheads throughout the Slocan Valley. If you enjoy using the trail, then please show your support the next time you come out. For more information, call 1-888-663-SVRT or visit

Locavores’ Feast

Saturday, Jan. 29, 5 p.m. door, 6 p.m. dinner. Vallican Whole Community Centre, 3762 Little Slocan River Rd. It’s time again for the Slocan Valley’s winter community feast and celebration, the Locavores’ Feast, also known as the 100 Mile Potluck. Everyone is invited to come and schmooze with their friends and neighbours while devouring each others’ hoarded harvest. This semi-annual event is always a big hit with tons of scrumptious food provided by everyone for everyone. The evening also features a silent auction offering local goods and services as well

Briefly Dieselboy with DJ Deeps and DJ Sam Saturday, Jan 29 at Spirit Bar, 422 Vernon Street. The best known face and sound in North American drum and bass for over a decade belongs to Brooklynbased Dieselboy, aka Damian Higgins. Now an international icon in this volatile, UK-originated underground dance music movement, Dieselboy is the most in-demand American d&b DJ on the global club and festival circuits on six different continents. Dieselboy is

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as gently used items of great value. After dinner, everyone is invited to gather their courage and do something interesting and/or entertaining on the Open Stage. If stage fright will not permit such an adventurous undertaking, being an appreciative audience member is tremendously important as well. The Feast is a fundraiser for the Rural Alternatives Research and Training Society (RARTS), parent organization of the Vallican Whole Community Centre. Admission is by donation and a potluck item. For more information, contact

into a dancefloor frenzy! Extra bass, lighting, and effects to ensure proper vibes. Advance tickets are on sale at Ripping Giraffe and the Hume Hotel.

Growing Together, a Kukua Pamoja Fundraiser with Joel West, Braden Early, Breakfluid and More to Saturday, Jan. 29 at 9 p.m. The Royal, 330 Baker Street. An incredible night of solid talent to raise money and awareness for communities in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Donations accepted at the door. For more

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Freeflow Sunday, Jan. 30 at 9 p.m . The Royal, 330 Baker Street Freeflow is an energetic band that gets people out of their seats. They play a compelling combination of songs with great hooks and vocal harmonies, while their sound features everything from soul and funk to reggae and rock. Tickets are $10. For more information visit www.

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thoughts for 2011

Alex Atamanenko, MP BC Southern Interior We can create and maintain our unique West Kootenay lifestyle by ensuring that people here have access to adequate housing, educational opportunities, social services and employment. Loss of jobs can be the result of policy changes, especially at the provincial government level, such as our loss of forestry professionals and health care workers. Each loss means less money pumped into our local economy. If people don’t make an adequate wage, they may not buy a new car, furniture or visit a local restaurant. It is not enough to provide initiatives for small business or industry; people need a half-decent wage to provide a community economic base. Senior governments must hear that it is not acceptable to transfer jobs to larger centres, as the IHA has done, moving positions from our area to Cranbrook or Kelowna. We improve our sense of community by maintaining adequate lifestyles. All levels of government have a role to play in this.

Kim Charlesworth Nelson City Councillor My hopes for 2011 are that the City will successfully complete our overall Sustainability Plan – Path to 2040, Community Energy and Emissions Plan, and Downtown/Waterfront Development Plan, including the necessary updates to the OCP and Land Use Regulation Bylaw. In response to this leadership, I hope that attitudes will shift within the community. Our local economy will stay vibrant, even as individuals begin to buy less. An increase in green renovations and the opening of local businesses which focus on local production of goods will be key to this continued vibrancy! People will support these businesses, since they see the value of buying local. I hope that an increase in funding for rural agriculture support is forthcoming from the Provincial Government, with a corresponding increase in the number of local farmers and in local food production. I hope that Nelson is declared by MacLean’s magazine to be one of the top five Canadian communities to show real progress towards achieving a post-carbon economy.

Chris Kölmel Flippant paddle enthusiast Nelson, and a big chunk of the Kootenays, are almost completely encompassed by the Columbia and Kootenay rivers, making us occupants of a sort of island. As islanders and river people, I imagine that in 2011 we will continue to regard water as the source of our power, creation and recreation. Established eons ago, the local kayak and canoe clubs will fulfill the ancient Mayan prophecies by evolving from physical sport clubs into meta-physical, hyper-dimensional, quantum-core, yogic chakra amplification cults. “Paddle-Fu” will make significant ripples in the aquatic sector of the Martial Arts world. Evangelical Eskimo-rollers will baptize a new generation into the world of whitewater boating where, believe me, it’s easy to talk to God. Fighting the forces of gravity with buoyant fun-loving levity, paddlers will rock the boat, make waves and ride the swell that is the coming astrological Age of the Big Guy with a big bucket of water. Ride on.

Bob Adams My visions and wishes for 2011 are that Nelson continues to thrive and prosper as we have over the past year. The City has completed several major planning documents, including a Water Master Plan, an Active Transportation Plan, a Waterfront / Downtown Development Plan and a Sanitary Sewer Master Plan. Now we need to begin the implementation of these planning studies to ensure that Nelson remains the best place live, work and raise a family. Remember: “To realize your good dreams you must have good thoughts, because what you think today, you believe tomorrow.”

Robin Cherbo, Nelson City Councillor I wish that the Skateboard Park at the Recreation Centre overcomes all its hurdles and that the construction of the park begins. I wish a successful year for all the City of Nelson’s endeavours, projects and plans. I wish everyone a Happy New Year, with good health. I predict that the 2011 Seniors’ Games in the West Kootenays will be very successful. I predict that the Chamber of Commerce will make good progress on the renovations of the CPR Station. And, last but not least, I predict that Whitewater will have a great ski season. Simon Grympa, Nelson Fire Chief New year’s wishes from the Nelson Fire Chief On behalf of all the firefighters in Nelson we wish everyone a safe and prosperous new year. As the new year begins, our heritage community is one year older, and changes in technology as well as environmental factors create challenges for us as we continue to keep our community fire safe. We will work together with our community to ensure our homes and businesses are protected from fire, and that our citizens - particularly the elderly and very young - are safe in their homes. This year our wish for our community is a fire safe year for all. We will focus on life safety issues including working smoke alarms in all homes and residential facilities. We will continue to focus on wildfire prevention, and provide the best possible rescue and medical care for those in need. Please take the time to visit the fire station this year and meet the firefighters that are here to serve you. Happy new year! Celeste LeDuigou, Nelson Committee on Homelessness The Nelson Committee on Homelessness wishes that in 2011 progress will be made toward the availability of housing options for the homeless and those at risk in our community. We wish to see the Anderson St. project built -- it is a shovel-ready project being held up by a withdrawal of funding from the BC government. This would add 35 units of supportive housing for a senior population with mental health and/or addictions issues. We wish that the added space from the 10th Street Selkirk College dorms provides some more rental options for Nelson’s low-income residents. We wish that the federal government starts funding a national housing strategy that actually creates housing rather than only studying the problems further. We wish that all members of our community have access to sufficient nutritious food. Let us work towards this goal as a community in the new year. Jeff Jones, Superintendent of Schools My hope for our community over the next year is that we can continue to find ways to live together peacefully, recognizing the value of our diversity. I hope that we can continue to work together to become more aligned with how we use our natural resources while respecting the natural world. I hope that we can contribute to global solutions that support us. Over this past week I have attended several concerts celebrating this festive season. At each event, festively outfitted children and youth with that special sparkle in their eyes looked expectantly into the audiences to ensure that their caregivers are there to see them, and support them. I was reminded on several occasions of the importance of those relationships – with parents and other supportive adults in their lives. I was also reminded that in these types of activities, our students celebrated success, experienced moments of joy, and many experienced the opportunity to overcome fears and challenges that may have held them back in the past. For those special moments, other children and youth were suspended from the bonds of abuse, poverty, and neglect.My plea to our community for the next year, is that we stand united as a cohesive system of support for our children and youth.

Ramona Faust In 2011, collaboration will be key. I think that many people in the West Kootenays have begun the transformation toward becoming resilient, by enjoying more exercise in all its forms, seeking out alternative and preventative health options, and awakening to the need for greater self-reliance in terms of the local production of energy and food. If the people lead, leaders have to follow. It will take cooperative but firm citizen guidance, and perhaps outrage when necessary, but getting stuck in outrage is counterproductive. Conserving while also improving prosperity for all is a good goal. Growth is inevitable but shaping it is vital. We have a long way to go to be able to implement this knowledge. Removing barriers at the political and institutional levels is necessary to achieving resilience. Michelle Mungall, MLA Nelson-Creston We are fortunate to live in the most beautiful place in the world, surrounded by the natural environment and fascinating people. Coming together over important issues will undoubtedly continue, whether it be protecting our water, investing in our children, or developing our local economy. In building for our future, food security is critical. Empowering our local agriculture systems will have positive ripple effects throughout the region while addressing the triple bottom line of social, economic and environmental sustainability. Additionally, we need to take back the political agenda, and make it about people. Healthcare, education, housing and employment need to have people as the focus, not just money. If we can do this, we not only retain the beneficial aspects of our society, but we can build upon them as well. Marg Stacey, City Councillor I’ve never been a person who can envision the distant future, other than wishing for peace, order and prosperity. I tend to be a person of the here and now, focusing on the next short term project, and trusting that a good process will get good results. However, life at City Council has moved my goalposts somewhat. I’m really in awe of the planning processes that have happened this year in Cityworld. Reinventing the downtown and waterfront for the future – how fascinating can something be? And then there’s the Path to 2040 process to set the stage for greater future self-reliance. And the idea of a geothermal heating system for the city is very exciting. I also get excited when the reports come in from the water, sewer and hydro renovations; we are pretty far ahead of many communities in looking toward the future.

Anne DeGrace Let my first act as the Cultural Ambassador for 2011 be to blow a trumpet for the arts! My vision for Nelson and the region involves building on our collaborations, within the arts community and within the greater community. When we work together-composers and actors, painters and writers--we expand our skills and knowledge, and the world takes notice. When artists collaborate with other sectors in the community--business, social, and political--we build understanding and mutual support, and the world takes notice. A few examples are the Kaos opera artistic collaboration (in the works), or Oxygen’s 2009 collaborative exhibition between artists and social services organizations. In the future I see financial and in-kind partnerships supporting good ideas and creative enterprise. I see Nelson really earning its handle of “Best Small Arts Town,” with everyone on board. I see all of us raising the bar for artistic excellence, community engagement, and meaningful support. And the world will take notice.


January 19, 2011

“Nest Building” Hello ‘Honeysuckle’ – Goodbye Express Kate Bridger When I began writing this column I was bemoaning Pantone’s 2011 ‘Colour of the Year’ selection, ‘Honeysuckle’ (visit for the complete rant). However, having just heard about Nelson Becker’s decision to shut down his beloved newspaper, my original topic pales (hopefully). I have supported, and been supported by, The Express since I first arrived here fifteen years ago. In 1995 Anne DeGrace wrote a piece about my fabric art; from there, my friendship with Anne and my connection to The Express evolved. Two years ago I began contributing my ‘Nest Building’ column. Fifty-three columns later, I have acquired a very loyal following. I am grateful to Nelson Becker for the opportunity he provided and to the readers who have stayed with me and challenged me—you have helped me become both a better designer and a better communicator. As an advertiser, I don’t purchase space often but, when I do, it is in The Express. It has always provided a non-cluttered environment to its advertisers, distribution is broad and dependable and, of course, the newspaper is free. Ironically, these are the same attractive attributes that have also contributed to its demise, along with new print and on-line competition and cautious advertisers operating in a slower economy. The Express has always been a ‘good news’ paper. It’s not exactly cutting edge journalism, but it has provided an authentic voice for its community through its editorials, columns, commentaries and letters. The philosophy of the publisher was to seek and celebrate all that is

good in this funky little town—the arts, special interest groups, out-of-the-box thinkers and practitioners, and all the folk in between. Community heroes and ‘good neighbours’ have been acknowledged throughout the years which has inspired us all to become better ones. The ubiquitous Nelson Becker seems to show up everywhere and anywhere armed with his camera and his put-you-on-the-spot question of the week; always wanting to know what’s going on, what people are doing, thinking and saying. He has been a walk-the-talk patron of the arts, rallied passionately for causes he believes in and is one of those Nelson BC characters we all recognize on the street … even with his motorcycle helmet on! We’re going to miss Nelson’s voice—both Becker and burgh—but I’m sure we’ve not heard the last of them. According to one of those laws of physics I seem to remember from my school days, energy cannot be destroyed, just diverted or converted; I think we can count on Nelson Becker resurfacing somewhere else very soon after he has taken a little time to regroup and recover. And, as for ‘Nest Building’… there’s a book in the works but, in the meantime, I hope you will continue to follow my columns on my website and please stay in touch.


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more thoughts for 2011 Stephen Henderson, Nelson I wish that all people in power would have an epiphany, and say, “I don’t have to behave that way anymore.” Then the powerful could stop abusing the powerless. The core belief of all of the world’s great religions is “don’t hurt others,” yet every religion has fought wars.

Kayak Miller, Nelson My hope for 2011 is that Ular will dump a lot of snow on Whitewater and downtown, so we can have a good street session, riding rails on a snowboard. Judy Pollard, Nelson My wish for 2011 is that our community will fully understand and value the role of community service agencies: how important they are to our wellbeing, how they build the economic base of our community, and how they support families and individuals to live a profitable and satisfying life.

Bill Hall, Nelson I wish for good health for my family.

Judy Mulloy, Nelson My wish for 2011 is to find a safe, clean place to live. J. Farley, Nelson In 2011, I hope that my 17 year-old granddaughter will find a place in education, and will take steps towards an independent, healthy life. Alex Desousa, Perry’s Siding I’d like to see the art community in Nelson boom in 2011. I’d like to see more independent bands doing their thing, and to see more art happening around town. It’s such a beautiful town, so it should have more beautiful art. There are many artists who are trying to get their work out there, and they should have more support.

Neriah Mair, Vallican A change I would like to see in 2011 is the creation of an outdoor skatepark in Nelson. There is already an indoor one, but its use is somewhat restricted because you have to pay to go in, and it’s only open certain hours and days of the week. So an outdoor one would be really good to have. Also, the city has a problem with people riding rails and ledges and chipping the concrete, and having an outdoor skatepark would solve that problem because people would have somewhere to go to ride their skateboard or bikes. Also, an outdoor skatepark has been delayed for years, so it’s about time!

Omaha Whitney, Nelson My wish for 2011 is that everyone starts thinking with their hearts rather than only with their brains, that everyone feels more, smiles more and asks for what they need without demanding it.

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aroundtown special events Fri. Jan. 28

Kutenai Art Therapy Institute Association Annual General Meeting. Studio 601 E, Front St. For information 250-352-2264, or email

Come Join The Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band for an evening of Scottish culture. The traditional Robbie Burns banquet includes haggis, the music of the pipes and drums, and a celebration of the works of the Scottish Bard. At the Nelson Eagles Hall. Tickets for the evening are $28 ($14 for children under 10 years). Reserve by phoning 250-352-6104 or 250-825-4175

Senior Citizens’ Br.#51, 717 Vernon St. Potluck, 12:30p.m. Seniors Welcome!

Preschool Storytime - Nelson Library. 3-5 year olds. 10:30a.m. Stories, songs and puppets! Preregister 3528283/352-6333 (7wk. session) Tai Chi For Health - New Classes on Wednesdays at 12p.m., Tuesdays at 9:30a.m. Call Sandra at 250-551-0866

Fri. Jan. 21 LVR Rugby Tour of Ireland Burger and Beer Night, $10 Fundraiser at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill, rides home available Reiki Level One Workshop. 7 - 10 p.m.; 22nd 1 - 6p.m. $225. 250-505-7832

Sat. Jan. 22

‘The Art Of Being Human’ Shambhala Training is a key introduction to meditation. Jan 22/23. Visit Scrabble Tournament: Open to all skill levels from novice to expert. 11a.m. - 4p.m. in Slocan City at Legion Hall. $2, prizes and refreshments. Alan 250-355-2853

The Nelson District Rod and Gun Club is having a CORE course on Jan 22/23. For more infor call 825-4219

Sun. Jan. 23 VOCAL IMPROV WORKSHOP Join Gemma Luna for an exhilarating expressive experience. SING! at the Yoga Loft 4:30 - 6:00 $25 Finley’s is Hosting the Cola Cup after parties with Karaoke, 24th/25th/26th Free Workshop on job interviews and how to land the job. For information/registration 250-352-6200 or

Thurs. Jan. 27 Family Games Night! 6:30 - 8p.m. Nelson Library. Board games and more! Preregister 352-6333 Free Workshop on job interviews and how to land the job. For information/registration 250-352-6200 or

Fri. Jan. 28 Journey With Dance Improvisation Open Class. Get a great creative workout! Have fun! Marisa: 250.352.0886

Go Retro! Board and card games for teens at the Nelson Library. Ages 12+. Snacks and book swap too!

Sat. Jan. 29 Vallican Whole’s Winter 100 Mile Event is back, with Locavore’s potluck, silent auction, music. www. Tribal Bellydance Workshop: Have fun learning the basics with Ashala. Noon - 2p.m. $23 at Studio Alive. 250-229-2390

Sun. Jan. 30 Get Ready For this year’s Investors Group Walk for Memories, which will take place in 20 communities across BC. Register online at www.

Mon. Jan. 31 Salmon of Haida Gwaii: Emily Fanjoy, BSc. 8p.m., Free. Selkirk College, Castlegar. Contact West Kootenay Naturalists for info: 250-365-5647

Wed. Feb. 2 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

Sat. Feb. 5 The Rotary Club of Nelson’s Seafood Feast Fundraiser for polio eradication. Contact Harry Pringle at 250-505-1374


Sat. Jan. 22

Free Four Day Career Exploration Workshop. Learn what work fits for you. Registration/information 250352-6200 or


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live music

Wed. Jan. 19 Presents an Algerian comedy ‘MASQUERADES’- about a brother marrying off his narcoleptic sister. Capital Theatre 7:30p.m.

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Electric Wednesdays with Estevan and Tracy Lynn Live at the Royal. Come listen or play! Karaoke at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill 9p.m. Paul Landsberg and Friends at the Hume Library Lounge

Open Mic with Estevan at The Royal. Listen to great music or take the stage Paul Landsberg with Friends at the Hume Library Lounge Karaoke at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill 9p.m.

Rob Johnson and Friends at the Hume Library Lounge Miss Quincy Kicks off her winter tour Live at the Royal

Rob Johnson and Friends at the Hume Library Lounge

Thurs. Jan. 20

Fri. Jan. 21

Seattle’s Flowmotion with Nelson’s Jamphibian, Live at the Royal! Tickets $15. or at door Jude Davison at Max & Irmas. Sings classic songs and acoustic originals. 6 - 9p.m.

Sat. Jan. 22 One-Man Phenomenon Shane Philip with Ty West, Live at the Royal! Nikko at the Hume Library Lounge Diamond Willow (Olin Mackay, Delaine & Gene Hird & more), Gemma Luna and Pete Slevin unplugged at Ellison’s, 12 - 3p.m.

Sun. Jan. 23

Karaoke at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill 9p.m. Sarah McGlynn and Rich Rabnett at the Hume Library Lounge

Tues. Jan. 25

Thurs. Jan. 27

Apres Ski followed by Punk Rock Bingo at the Royal

Fri. Jan. 28 5 Trick Pony, Breakfluid, Braden and more, Live at the Royal! $5 door Jude Davison at Max & Irmas. Sings classic songs and acoustic originals, 6 - 9p.m.

Sat. Jan. 29

Growing Together, a Kukua Pamoja Fundraiser featuring Joel West, Braden Early, Breakfluid. At the Royal! Nikko at the Hume Library Lounge

Sun. Jan. 30

Karaoke at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill at 9p.m. The Soul, Funk, rock and reggae sounds of Freeflow. Live at the Royal!

Mon. Jan. 31

Singer Songwriter Connie Kaldor in Concert 7:30p.m. at the Silverton Memorial Hall. Tickets $18 (advance sales only) call 250-358-7151

Magic Bus with Soup, Live at the Royal! No cover! Cliff Maddix with Friends at the Hume Library Lounge Blues Jam at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill 9p.m.

Magic Bus with Oh S**t Word Live at the Royal! No cover! Blues Jam at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill, 9p.m.

The Cellar. 717A Vernon St.

the Baha’i faith. 7p.m. 354-0944

Tues. Feb. 1

ongoing events Wednesdays




Latin Fusion Dance with Ania. LADIES! Come join this fun, energetic Latininspired dance workout class. 5:30p. m. - 6:30p.m. at The Studio, 182 Baker St. 250-551-5530

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

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

Meat Draws at Nelson Legion. 3:45p. m., in beverage room with Karaoke after. 352-7727

Nelson and Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resource Centre, 719 Vernon St. 12 2p.m. Call 250-352-6008, Storytelling, Songs, and Dance for children. Ages 3-5. A nurturing environment of interaction and development. Call Marguerite Wood at 250359-2926 Beginner Tai Chi (Yang 24 Form) with Master Pauline Bao. 7 - 8p.m. 250-5058057 Nelson TOPS meeting (Take off Pounds Sensibly). Upstairs, North Shore Fire Hall on Greenwood Rd. at Six Mile, 10a.m. Girl’s Group at the Nelson Youth Centre. Crafting, baking, chilling, hanging. 6:30 - 8p.m. 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 Do you have questions about what Catholics believe? Inquiry Sessions at Cathedral of Mary Immaculate. 250-352-7131 Need Inexpensive Birth control? Options for sexual health drop-in clinic. 333 Victoria St. 5:30 - 8p.m. The Nelson Scrabble Club meets at 1p.m. Info: 352-6936 Does Someone’s Drinking trouble you? Al-Anon meeting. The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. Noon. 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 Public Meditation: All welcome. Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre, 444 Baker St. 12 - 1p.m. Sahaj Marg group meditation. Eleanor 352-3366 or Sarah 354-9496 Overeaters Anonymous. Noon - 1p.m. Community First Health Co-op, 518 Lake St. Education room. 250-3527717, 250-359-4561

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 1-800-342-7439 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

Thursdays Sparkling Life Family Chiropractic Health Talk 6 - 7p.m. 514 Nelson Ave. Call to reserve your spot today! 250352-9212 Dance Night at the Youth Centre. Hip hop, break, or bring your own style! 7 - 8p.m. Everyone welcome! Bluegrass Acoustic Music Jam, Bigby Place, 509 Front St. 6:30 - 9:30p.m. Every 2nd Thurs. Info: 250-352-2704 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 Senior’s Winter Walking Program. 10:30 - 11:30a.m. Selkirk College Mary Hall Gymnasium, 10th St. Campus, Nelson and District Seniors Coordinating Society. Please call 250352-6008 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. Acupuncture For Addictions. Free drop-in clinic, 9:30a.m. at 333 Victoria St., 2nd Floor. 505-7248 Bible Study Joy at Baptist Church, 6:30p.m. 560 Baker St., Suite #3. Balls, Beers, and Queers, monthly bowling at Savoy Lanes. 7p.m., $10 hosted by Kootenay Pride for EVERYONE Signing Choir (sign language) 3:30p. m. NDYC, 608 Lake St.

Nelson Women’s Centre. Noon 4p.m. for recycled bag sewing project. 250-352-9916 Nelson Badminton Club meets at Mary Hall Gymnasium, 7 - 9p.m. Everyone welcome. Anne 250-3527536, Guy 250-352-6330 Toastmasters: Improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. 2nd and 4th Thursday (each month) Hablas Espanol? Group meeting 2nd and 4th Thursday of every 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. 250509-0633

Wilderness Survival, Herbalism and Stone Age Skills classes! Ongoing program. Children, teen, adult classes. 357-2822 Alcoholics Anonymous. Noon meeting at The Cellar. 717A Vernon St. The Nelson Scrabble Club meets at 1p.m. For further information, please call 250-352-6936 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



Meditation with Mooji Satsungs at 6 mile, DVDs from Tiruvannamalai. Phone Rubiyah for details 250-825-4545

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

Relationship, Not Religion. The Bridge worships at 10:30a.m. at the New Grand Hotel banquet room

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

Unity Centre of the Kootenays. Broader Horizons, back door, 905 Gordon Rd. 11a.m.

Overeaters Anonymous 5:15 - 6p.m. Community First Health Co-op, 518 Lake St. Education room. 250-3527717, 250-359-4561

Cribbage at the Legion beverage room, 12:30p.m. Info: 352-7727

Gender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender variants. 354-5362 Nelson AA-F-Troop meeting at the Cellar, 717A Vernon St. 8p.m. Does Someone’s Drinking Trouble You? Al-Anon meeting 8p.m. 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 Community Art Studio. Drop-in 1 - 4p.m. Families welcome! Kutenai Art Therapy Institute, 601 Front St. 352-2264

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, 825-4095 Sunday Morning Worship, Community Church, Passmore Hall, 11a.m. Sunday Worship, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Slocan, 2p.m. St. Savior’s Anglican Church of Canada. Family worship and eucharist 10:30a.m. Nelson Alcoholics Anonymous 10am.

Sundays Nelson United Church service, 10am. 602 Silica St. Ascention Lutheran Church Service 10:15a.m. 1805 Silverking Rd. All are welcome. 352-2515

Mondays Diaper Free Baby / Elimination Communication Support Circle, 4th Monday of each month, 10 - 12a.m. at The Family Place. 312 Silica St.

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

Heritage Harmony Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming anyone! Tim 250825-9694 or John 250-352-6892

St. John’s Lutheran Church. Everyone welcome to 4p.m. worship. 21 Silica St. 354-3308

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

Sahaj Marg Group meditation: please phone Eleanor 352-3366 or Sarah 354-9496

Scottish Country Dancing 7 - 9p.m. Central School Gym, 811 Stanley St. Beginners welcome. www.nscd.

Indoor Ultimate Frisbee Co-ed 4:30p.m. at the Soccer Centre Info: Quaker Meetings at 723 Ward St. Upstairs. 10a.m. 250-354-3859. Everyone welcome

Mondays Community Drum Circle at The Yoga School House, every 2nd Monday, 6:30p.m. Starting Jan 24th. Beginner Tai Chi (Yang 24 Form) with Master Pauline Bao. 7 - 8p.m. 250-5058057 Drumming from the Heart drumcircle. 1st/3rd Monday ever y month. Northshore Hall. 7p.m. $7. 250-505-2684 La Leche League (breastfeeding information and support). 3rd Monday of each month, 10 - 11:30a.m. 312 Silica St. 250-352-3583 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: Contact Improvisation Dance Jam 7:30 - 9:00p.m. $5 drop-in, all levels welcome. The Moving Centre, 533A Baker St. Contact Judy 250352-3319 Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre. Open House. Meditation instruction and practice, 7p.m; talk and discussion, 8p.m; tea, 9p.m. 444 Baker St. Baha’i Community of Nelson. Please join us for prayers and an introduction to

A Course in Miracles study group. Manistone Wellness Centre, 507 Baker St., Suite 209, 6:30 - 9p.m. All welcome. 250-352-1746 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 Rd., back door Adult Badminton at Redfish School, 6:30 - 9:30p.m. $20. Bring racquet and indoor footwear. For info call 2294346, 229-4343, 229-4485 Narcotics Anonymous discussion meeting. Noon. The Cellar, 717A Vernon St., 1-800-342-7439

Tuesdays Breast Cancer Support Group. Community First Health Co-op, 518 Lake St. Noon on every 4th Tuesday. Alice 250-352-6223 West Kootenay EcoSociety volunteer night 6p.m. - 8p.m. #206 - 507 Baker St. Call 354-1909 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 for more information

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Automotive Cars 2003 SX 2.0 dodge 139km great condition new winters and summers. $4600 or trade. 250-352-6931 1985 BUICK SKYLARK, 6 cylinder, rebuilt carb, motor, new heater core, muffler, snow/all season tires, 3520975 PLUSH 1990 OLDS 88 will get you there in style! V6, FWD and good winter tires for a safe, smooth ride. Runs well with little rust. Summer tires included. $1200 OBO. Call 250352-3482 eves. 1990 BMW 325I. needs timing chain repair. 6 cyl. auto. sunroof, Sony Cd player, PW/PD $500. 250-3548299 1994 TOYOTA COROLLA, 5spd, CD, roof racks, extra tires/rims, 230,000k, great car! 2000 OBO. 505-2615 2007 YARIS, 80,000KM, 20,000 on warranty, 4drhatch, silver, powermir/win/ac/ab/abs, much more, great ride. $11,500. 250-225-3488 SUBARU LEGACY, 1992, 347,000km, very reliable, needs minor work. Winters/Summers on rims. $1000 OBO. 250-352-5496 1999 OLDSMOBILE ALERO, 68,000km. Very good shape. $4000. Phone 250-359-5975 1998 SUBARU IMPREZA 5 door, 5 speed, AWD, excellent condition, winter tires. Asking $3150 OBO. 250354-8512 95 NISSAN ALTIMA new winters, 5spd, cd/mp3 player, amp/subwoofer box, thule roof racks. $1500 OBO. 250-229-5678 1992 SUBARU LEGACY254,000kms, new clutch, timing belt, CVjoints, with roofrack, runs well. $2,500 OBO. 250-551-1370 2005 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5xt AWD turbo manual 90k $16,000US. Registered/no duty on import. 250352-0631 2003 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA Wagon GLS 178,000km, power windows/ locks, heated leather seats, winter/ summer tires. $6900. 250-505-2578

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$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www. DLN 30309. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Last week 12 out of 15 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. $500 christmas cash extended. www.coastlineautocredit. com or 1-888-208-3205.

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DOUBLE SIZED MATTRESS and boxspring, good condition, $75 OBO. 250-352-5355 ELECTRIC BED 4 months old, camode, elevated toilet seat, gramma has moved to Jubille. 250-505-2075

FOUND: PARKING PERMIT at mall parking lot. Belongs to Johanne Elder. Phone (250)352-2054 to claim LOST: ONE GOLD hoop earring in downtown Nelson before Christmas. Email: Doreen at LOST: BLACK LG cellphone in a red case. Reward. Phone 250-3520313 FOUND: PAIR OF LOCKER keys on top of phone, near Infusion Teahouse. Dropped off to Nelson City Police FOUND: RED AND black INQphone on sidewalk by Safeway. Email, Call 902-802-2019 to claim

STEEL BUILDINGS PRICED TO CLEAR - Incredible end-of-season factory discounts on various models/ sizes. Plus FREE DELIVERY to most areas. CALL FOR CLEARANCE QUOTE AND BROCHURE - 1-800668-5111 ext. 170. BUILDING SALE... ÌROCK BOTTOM PRICES!î 25x30 $6200. 30x40 $9850. 32x60 $15,600. 32x80 $19,600. 35x60 $17,500. 40x70 $18,890. 40x100 $26,800. 46x140 $46,800. OTHERS. Doors optional. Pioneer MANUFACTURERS DIRECT 1-800668-5422. CANÍT GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866981-6591. 10X22 CABIN FOR sale. $1800. 250355-2966

AutomotiveTires/Parts/Other COOPER WINTER TIRES - 95% tread, barely used, 195/60/R15. No rims. From KIA Spectra. $350. 250352-0960 1980 VOLVO WAGON: w/engine to be installed. Nice body, standard. $300 OBO. Mechanical repairs available. 250-226-7548 FOUR 215-65R-16 SNOW tires on Dodge Caravan alloy wheels. Less than 500km use. $700 OBO. 250229-4452 FOR SALE: HOOD for 73-79 Ford pick-up and bigger, straight and solid, u-haul, $25 OBO, 352-6841 FOR SALE: PAIR of P-195-70-14 Blizzak snow tires, good tread, awesome tires, $60 OBO for both, 352-6841 1994 DODGE 1 TON Dually Cummins diesel, 5 speed, body rough, $2,900; 2-15” snow tires for truck, $80. 250226-7990 FOR SALE: FOUR steel rims, 15’4bolt. Phone 250-359-8038 or leave a message

AutomotiveTrucks/SUVs/Vans 1990 NISSAN PATHFINDER 4x4. Reliable, good tires, great for Whitewater. $1000 OBO. 250-505-4198 2008 SUBARU FORRESTER, 2.5 X, automatic, Blue, 9000 km., new winter tires plus 4 summers, $ 20,000. 250-825-4798 TACOMA 2005 4X4. 170000km. Brand new winters on rims, and summers on alloys. $16,200. 357-2276 1996 TOYOTA 4RUNNER $6500, 4X4 Automatic. Excellent condition. Toyo Open Country 265/70R16’s like new. 250-352-9234 1988 GMC EXT-CAB long-box 4wdr w/ cap 350 auto $750. Ph:250-505-4395 1968 GMC PICKUP, good condition, reasonable offers considered. 250399-4818

Child Care WANTED: CHILDCARE FOR 2 children aged 3 and 10 months starting mid Jan. Days are flexible. 354-3923 OPENINGS NOW AVAILABLE for child care in my home. Stay-at-home mom of 1 1/2 year old and also ‘registered license-not require child care provider’. Subsidy rates are available. Flexible hours and days. Reasonable rates. Healthy lunch and snacks provided. Please call 250825-9697

Children LARGE THOMAS THE TRAIN collection and accessories. Near new condition. Paid $190. Selling for $110. 250-352-6399 BABYGIRL CLOTHES NB-18MTHS, baby gate, leap frog table, baby bjorn and more. 250-352-5955 PINK LEATHER DANCE slippers size 13 for sale. Bloch. Good Condition. 352-1167 WHITE BUNNY COSTUME for boy or girl. Size 4-5. Excellent condition, warm and fuzzy, perfect for Easter or Halloweeen or just dressing up! 250-352-0960 BRAND NEW BATMAN Muscle Chest Costume for 1-2 year old, $45. Never worn, still in package. 250352-0960

HUTCH/BUFFET - BOTTOM is 50Wx26Hx17deep, top is 50Wx45Hx12deep, three glass doors, medium-dark colour $125 OBO. 3522238

Health & Fitness DR. MICHAEL SMITH (TCM) is now accepting new patients. Offering services in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Nutritional and Functional Medicine. 15 years experience. Call 250-352-0459

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TELEMARK SKI 190CW boots, 9, $100; winter tires with rims 265/70 R16 Tojo G 02 used 3 months $600; table saw $100. 250-352-3517 4 KODAK CAMERAS, 1912 to 1965; minolta 1987; vivitar 1990. All for $25 OBO. 250-399-4736 BRAUN FOODPROCESSOR AND Braun Juicer, excellent condition $60 each; Copper kettle and 4 tall glass Goblets $20. 250-226-7880 1 SHAW DIGITAL high def pvr (Motorola) cablebox 2 months old, $225; 1 Shaw digital cablebox, $50. Phone 250-825-9424 NEW BAR FRIDGE, $80 OBO; Women’s size 7 Raichle hiking boots, $35; Yakima roofracks, $60. 250352-7035 CHAMPION JUICER $240; 3 CD Changer Magnavox MAS85 Mini Hi-Fi Stereo System $60. 250-399-0093 WASHER AND DRYER for sale 1990’s $100 OBO. 352-7402 evenings SHAW CABLE BOX 2 yr old $50; dvd player $20. Phone 229-2173 TOBI CLOTHING STEAMER new; ab exerciser chair new; each $50. Chris 250-354-4240 27 “ ELECTROHOME TV with remote, only two months old, receipt to prove. $100. 250-509-1946 ELECTRIC SNOW BLOWER $65; stereo receiver $45; large technics speakers $55; antique chest of drawers $115. 250-359-7756 HAND MADE AFGHAN and Matching Neck Roll, fits top of Queen bed. Needs to be seen! $100. 250-3597910 before 5p.m. please BAGPIPES: MADE BY David Glen. $1200. Call 250-359-2919 MASON AND RISCH PIANO with upholstered bench, $750; old mirror with wood frame, 32x36, $20 OBO. 250-352-2307 MOBILE HOME PORTABLE Satellite Dish with Stand $85; Wine Corker $30; AC/DC 225 Amp Stick Welder $350; 16’ Pike Pole $40; Swift Microscope “High Quality” $75. Phone 250-352-6221 SKATES, 11; X-C skis; Salomon boots, pedestal sink, Moen faucet, truck repair manual, 70’s. 250-3572289

WANTED: VERY CHEAP or free PC computer with Windows XP or Windows Vista Call 250-352-7603 WANTED: FREE UNWANTED furniture. Couch, dining room table, coffee tables. Will pick up. Thank you! 250352-3797 LOOKING FOR FREE table in decent shape, willing to pick up. Please call 505-9513. Thanks! NIKON LEICA ALPA and other film cameras wanted for my collection. 250355-2407 LOOKING FOR TIPI POLES peeled, 24” long (fit for a 18” tipi). 250-505-6160 WANTED: USED PROPANE range in excellent condition, reasonably priced. 226-7333 LOOKING FOR THE pattern used to make the folded Christmas trees seen at Castlegar quilt show. 825-2217 CAT CARRIER NEEDED ASAP. Any leads on a cat carrier for free/great deal appreciated! 250-505-0945 WANTED: 23 FOOT or longer travel trailer, older model, cheap, for cash. Call anytime 250-357-9905 WANTED! GENTLY USED 8 person hot tub cover for beachcomber hot tub. 250-352-6629 LOOKING FOR DRY firewood pickup or delivery. 354 1455

THE NELSON-CRESTON GREENS thank Nelson Becker and the Express for 23 great years of local community building. You will be missed! nelson.

PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN. Oh, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh Star of the Sea, help me and show me here you are my Mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary, conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee (three times). Holy Mary, I place his prayer in your hands (three times). Say this prayer for three consecutive days and then make it known. Grateful thanks. GEN ADIDAM STUDY GROUP Call 250 354-4724 for more info, or visit www.

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FAIRVIEW CORNER LOT, 3/bed 1/ bath, 1100sq/ft w/full walkout basement. Walking distance to everything. $259,000. 250-354-1069

1 BEDROOM HALF-DUPLEX 10 minutes west of Nelson. $800/month + utilities. No Pets Rentals@NelsonRealty. ca 250-505-2067 2 BEDROOM PROCTER on 1/2 acre. Large deck, great views. Pets negotiable. Rentals@NelsonRealty. ca 250-505-2067 2 BDRM UPHILL suite - 1000 sqft, newly renovated, bright, laundry, cable, Internet included. $1100. 551-3833 3833LARGE 1 BEDROOM upper duplex heritage apartment. Near downtown Nelson. Non-smoking. W/D, hardwood floors, clawfoot tub, covered deck, full sunlight. $900/month +utilities. Available now. References required. NEWER QUALITY COTTAGE near Winlaw, Slocan Valley. Quiet &secure with views. $775. 250-226-0034 BACHELOR SUITE IN Rosemont, available Feb 1. N/S, N/P, single occupant only. $650 inclusive. 505-1178

BRIGHT, SMALL, NEWLY renovated, 3bedroom townhouse in Fairview. W/D, N/S, N/P. $950+utilities. Available now. 250-352-9341 3 BEDROOM HOUSE in lower Fairview. Hardwood floors, large kitchen, deck, carport. N/S, N/P, $1300/month Rentals@NelsonRealty. ca 250-505-2067 4 BEDROOM AT 6 MILE Great family home, carport, large covered deck. No pets. $1200/month 250-505-2067 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 UPSCALE FULLY FURNISHED 2 bedroom waterfront cottage in Nelson www.seevirtual360. com/11825 No smoking/Pets. Utilities included $1200/mo. 250-825-3454

DOWNTOWN NELSON, 1 bdrm+den furnished apartment. In heritage building. Includes utilities, parking. Ns/np. $898/mo. 250-352-5757 SPACIOUS 3 BDRM main floor, 1.5 bathrooms, carport, yard w/garden, NS/no dogs, Rosemont. $1125 inclusive. 354-4257 SLOCAN VALLEY LARGE 4-bedroom house on acreage, wood stove, large kitchen, quiet and private. $990/ month. 250-355-0035

EMPLOYED AND QUIET non-smoker seeking pet friendly home to rent. Will pay up to $600. 250-777-4620 SLIGHTLY ELDERLY WOMAN (with a cat) seeking private quiet rental accommodation. Nelson Area. Spring/March. 250-354-7892 MOTHER OF 3 looking for a 3 bedroom. Has one well behaved cat. Call 250-777-4660 NEED HELP! HOUSING or work, living in my van with my dogs. Layne 250-551-0401

FURNISHED BEDROOM WITH private bathroom available in shared home. Looking for clean, responsible person. 250-352-1693 LOOKING FOR HEALTHY happy person to share brand new 2 bdr suite. $500/mo utilities incl. 250-551-0927

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Real Estate Wanted HOUSE WANTED IN Nelson. Cash Buyer, $350k. 250-362-3373.

Rentals 2 BEDROOM DUPLEX near Blewett School. N/S, N/P, St/Fr, $750 plus utilities. References. 250-352-5217 til 8pm LARGE 3 BEDROOM Apartment. Upper Level of House. Available Jan 1st. $1450. 250-364-8781 2 BEDROOM BALFOUR LAKEVIEW house for rent. Picturesque setting and large decks. N/S, pets considered $850/ month +utilities Rentals@NelsonRealty. ca 250-505-2067 BRIGHT 1 BEDROOM Fairview suite Feb 1st. Washer/dryer, N/P, N/S. $800 all inclusive. 352-3640

MASON AND RISCH Upright Piano and Stool. Excellent Condition. $1200. 250-825-9406 MUSIC LESSONS: ACCORDION, piano, mandolin. Diverse styles. All ages. 250 352-1917 BAMBOO ALTO PENTATONIC Flute handmade by Brand new. $40 OBO. 250-353-2043 YOUNG CHANG PIANO 1992 Model. $2800 OBO. 250-229-5645 MANDOLIN FOR SALE, made by Dobro, with wood body and metal resonator. $1100. 229-4439 TRIBAL BELLYDANCE WORKSHOP. Have fun learning the basics with Ashala. Saturday Jan. 29th, Noon - 2p.m. at Studio Alive. Cost $23. 250-229-2390 GIANNINI 1/2 SIZE classical guitar, excellent condition, $100; Sonor boom cymbal stand, $70. Jordan, 250-608-3548

SLOCAN VALLEY, 1-BEDROOM house, unfurnished, available immediately until March 31. $700 plus utilities. 250-226-7103

Other I.H. MODEL 434 2WD 1966 w/bucket. Runs well. $1250 OBO. 250-354-3059

Pets WHOLESALE PET GROOMING, Supplies and Equipment WWW. HSAPETSUPPLIES.COM Sharpening & Repair Service. YORKIE/CHIHUAHUA MOM IS 90% yorkie and father is purebred 51b Yorkie. Ready to go now! $500. 250-352-9694 PROFESSIONAL DOG GROOMING with TLC. Pinky’s Pet Parlour, 536 Ward St., Nelson. Monthly Specials! 250-551-5501 FREE TO GOOD HOME, two black and white cats, ages 4 and 8, elderly female owner unable to care for them. Telephone 250352-2950

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Sports Equipment WOMEN’S BURTON SUPREME heat 8.5 boots with thermic heaters [bought last year]. $130. 250-359-6606 MEN’S ALUMINUM SNOWSHOES $60 OBO. 352-5606 BURTON SNOWBOARD, 157, brand new binding $150. 250-551-7356 SILVRETTA PURE FREERIDE AT bindings. Never mounted. Men’s size 11 or larger. $150. 250-551-5683 WOMEN SNOWBOARD: OPTION Bella 153. Perfect condition. Ridden only a handful of times. $200. Tel.250359-7772

PAINTING PLUS INTERIOR, exterior, 15 years experience. Free estimates. Clean, reliable, affordable. Shawn Brown. 250-509-0439 ORCA TRUCK FOR HIRE. Will do dump runs, moving, etc. Patrick 505-0612 24/7 SNOWPLOW AND SANDING, Nelson area. 505-3623 PEDERSEN PAINTING: 15 yrs. experience, residential and commercial. 250-354-3059 FIREFLY CLEANING: HOME, Yardwork, Clutter-Busting. From tidying to total overhauls. Fast, Friendly, Reliable. Eco-options. 250-505-6160 ADRIEN BURTON PAINTING Experienced, Free estimates. Also available for sub-contracting. 250229-2108

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ARCTERYX BRAND BACKPACK, Bora 70 ladies medium, red, gently used. New $300, asking $150. 250-226-7399 GIRL’S ROSSIGNOL Sudoku Classic ‘FUN girl’ pink and white ski boots, size 22.5. $50. 352-1190 DAKINE POACHER PACK (new) $100; Women’s Ride Orion Snowboard Boots - size 7.5 (new) $80. 357-0050 BURTON 160.5 BALANCE $225; Dukes 157 $195; Bond 131 $150 OBO. All with bindings. Brent 5051891, evenings 352-7340 VOLKL GOTAMA SKIS. 190cm. Excellent resort/backcountry ski. Brand new. Never drilled. $500. 250365-2600

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Shared Accom. ROOM FOR RENT, quiet, shared accommodation. 3 blocks from Baker (Downtown). Wireless, utilities included, $500. Call 250-354-9705 $600/MONTH FOR ROOM, basement $800, in waterfront home. Includes wireless internet, cable, utilities, washer/dryer. 250-402-8497 BEDROOM FOR RENT in Nelson. On bus route, $400 per month including utilities. 250-505-3116

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Is it possible to be healthy on a budget? We want to eat well but we don’t want it to break the bank! Here are some tips to follow so that you can afford to be healthy. 1. Stick to the outer perimeter of the grocery store. This is where all the fresh and dried bulk foods are kept. Often you pay for elaborate and excessive packaging. Boxed cereals and non-dairy milk substitutes seem to come at a very high price. Choose bulk rolled oats for breakfast cereal and try making your own brown-rice or almond milk from scratch (see recipe below). 2. Buy loose leaf tea. Invest in a stainless steel or bamboo steeper instead of buying individual tea bags. 3. Eat before you shop so that your hungry stomach doesn’t make all the decisions. 4. Buy from the bulk bins.

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11. Raw apple cider vinegar is an excellent immune booster; try this instead of expensive cold formulas. 12. You don’t need to buy everything organic: When fruits and vegetables have a thick skin or peel they are more protected from toxic sprays. Some examples are avocado, squash, banana, eggplant, watermelon, onion and grapefruit. A healthy diet doesn’t need to get too complicated. Sticking to basic, whole foods tends to be good for the pocket book. It’s many of the modern-day, pre-made and packaged foods that come a high cost. RAW BROWN RICE MILK Ingredients: �3 cups water�1 cup of organic brown rice (soaked overnight in one tbsp. raw apple cider vinegar and drained) Directions: 1.Soak raw (uncooked) brown rice in water overnight using two cups of soak water to every one cup of rice. 2.The next morning, drain and rinse the rice, then put into blender with three cups of water. 3.Blend until a milk like consistency is reached and add more water if needed. 4.Filter out the fiber using a fine strainer or by pouring through cheesecloth. You can add more water to the leftover fiber and repeat if necessary.

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5.Try different flavors such as ground cinnamon, fresh ginger root, nutmeg or cardamom. 6.Refrigerate. Keeps best for up to 5 days.

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


RELEXOLOGY Rhythmic Reflexology ...................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

Anna Colin, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner ................................352-1853 Aga Dezwart, Rolf Practitioner ......................352-6611 COLONICS

Hydrotherpy, Detoxification, Nutrition. U. Devine ..............................352-6419 ����������������������������������������������������������������������� COUNSELLING & COACHING Dienna Raye, MA, counsellor & life coach...................................352-1220 ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� Sally Shamai, MEd, RCC, individuals & couples............... 1-877-688-5565 Shayla Wright certified life coach/mentor ...................................352-7908 ������������������������������������������������������������������������������

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HAIR CARE SPAS ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Vadim Kristopher Hair Salon 560 Herridge Ln..................................... 352-6700 Found, Nelson’s Aveda Concept Spa & Salon ...........................352-7775 Renaissance Hair Co. Find us on facebook..................................250-352-1955 YOGA HOMEOPATHY OM Yoga, 3067 Heddle Rd. 6-Mile, ............825-0011 Margo MacLaren DHom ......................................................354-7072 Yoga Therapy, specializing in chronic pain. Heritage Health Centre HYPNOTHERAPY 823 Baker St. Eliza Gooderham ................................................354-3885 Irene Mock, Reg. ....................352-7035 Katie Sawyer Ashtanga Vinyasa The Yoga Loft .......................... 551.4522 MASSAGE SERVICES RUB IT IN Mobile & Studio, Deep T., Neuro, Sports ...................352-6804

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January 19, 2011


Fresh Mouth



Reclaiming the New Year

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by Erin Michell

Our New Year’s been taken hostage. There’s a sense of guilt that sets in this time of year. I think we should be able to eat, drink and be merry without worrying about our waistline and health. We should be able to pass into the new year and not feel the need to make a resolution to do more, be more, eat less and suffer. It’s okay to celebrate and enjoy ourselves. This is the time to do it. I never limit my food when it comes to the holidays. I give myself the freedom to enjoy all it has to offer. I bake and eat all those yummy treats that I would often avoid throughout the year. I also make a point of not beating myself up for it. Everyone deserves some time off their routine now and then.

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This year, I’m going to forget about New Year’s resolutions. Actually not forget them, make one that says “I will enjoy myself this year and will not feel bad about it. I will celebrate without worry and regret.” This may be the one resolution you actually stick to! It’s much more sustainable than some others. We are living in times of change. Everything is changing around us all the time whether we like it or not. Maybe “changing” isn’t the change we need. I mean, over a long enough time frame, there’s always balance in the end. It all evens out. So I am going to have fun and put “shoulds” out of my mind. Well, at least until bikini weather.






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7:30-9 p.m. Yoga Basics, Joy, 8 classes/ $80 (pre-register)

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

THEYOGALOFT.ORG 625 FRONT ST. 5:30-7 all levels ashtanga yoga - Jenna

CORE YOGA WITH DON 9:30-11am core yoga all levels 6-7:30pm all levels 209-507 Baker, upstairs ManiStone Centre, 352-0794

APPLIED COMBAT MARTIAL ARTS 6:30 - 8 pm. Adult class 525 Josephine Street, call 352-0459

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

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

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

KUTENAIS FINEST PERSONAL TRAINING 8 a.m. Core Fusion with Ali Popoff 182 Baker St. 250-352-9196 THE YOGA LOFT 625 FRONT ST. 5:30-7:30pm Mysore w/ Katie Sawyer 551.4522 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FITNESS GROUP 6-7 Lakeside 825.0030

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

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

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

TAO YOGA 8:30 - 10am, 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,

LATIN MERENGUE CLASSES sexy dance based on hip movements. 509-0633 BLOOM PRENATAL YOGA 5:30- 7pm. All Levels @ Kutenai’s Finest, 182 Baker St. 505.6789 SWORD TAI CHI (YANG 32 FORM) 4-5:30 p.m. with Master Pauline Bao 250-505-8057 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 YOGA THERAPY WITH ANIE BOUDREAU 10:30am Morning Yoga 1:00pm Hatha Yoga #9-205 Victoria Street, 505-9807

FELDENKRAIS CLASSES 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Improve comfort, relieve stress & pain @ Kutenais Finest, 182 Baker Judy Katz 352-3319, QI-GONG & CHEN TAI CHI 7 - 8 p.m. Central School Gym. Info 250-505-4562 Chris Gibson FOLK FUSION SKIRT DANCE 3 - 4 p.m. Ages 7-11 All Levels. 6-7 p.m. Adult, Studio Alive, 352-0047 BELLYDANCE CLASSES 6:45 or 8 pm at the Moving Centre, 533 Baker St. 509-0633 HEART YOGA WITH KARUNA 5:30-7pm all levels at The Studio, 182 Baker Karuna Erickson 229-4793 RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS Beg (5-7 yr)3-4:00, Performance Group 4-5:30 @ S.Nelson School 505-1812

���������� BEGINNER TAI CHI 7-8:00pm. with Master Pauline Bao. 505-8057


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FELDENKRAIS CLASSES WORK! 2:30-3:30 Relieve back and joint pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, injuries, etc. 206 Victoria 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

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BEING BODYSMART IN MOTION 9:30-11am Core Yoga 4-5:30pm Core Conditioning 6-7:30pm Yoga Man 209 - 507 Baker, upstairs Don 352-0794

THE YOGA LOFT 625 FRONT ST. 9-10:45am Mysore w/ Katie Sawyer 551.4522

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

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS Beg (5-7 yrs) 2:15-3:15 pm, Beg (8+) 3:15-4:15 @ Red Fish School 505-1812

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

KOOTENAY AKIDO 6 - 7:30 p.m. Intro Akido 213C Baker St 250-352-3935. HEART YOGA WITH KARUNA 5:30-7pm all levels The Studio, 182 Baker St. Karuna Erickson 250-229-4793 11am-12:30 mellow flow- jenna 5:30-7 all levels ashtanga yoga - jenna

#9-205 Victoria Street, 505-9807

533 Baker St. 509-0633

10 a.m. Join Drea for Vinyasa flow Yoga 182 Baker St (Kootenai Finest) Cost: $10 Pass/$12 drop in. All Welcome!

SWORD TAI CHI (YANG 32 FORM) 4-5:30 p.m. with Master Pauline Bao 250-505-8057

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS Beginner (8 & up) 3-4:00, Performance Group 4-5:30 @ S. Nelson School 505-1812


SHOTOKAN KARATE 5 - 7p.m. St. Joseph’s School gym 523 Mill Street. 250-229-4420

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

BEGINNER TAI CHI 7-8:00pm. with Master Pauline Bao.

FELDENKRAIS CLASSES 7 p.m. @ Selkirk Rosemont Campus (Oct 19-Nov 23) Judy Katz 352-3319,


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

SHANTI YOGA STUDIO SHANTIYOGA.CA 8:00-9:30 am. Jivamukti Yoga, Sharon 12-1:30 Hatha Flow, Trisha 5:30-7 Anusara Yoga, Elissa 7:30-9 Yin Yoga, Linsey THE YOGA LOFT 625 FRONT ST. 6-7:30pm Guided Ashtanga (all levels) w/Katie Sawyer HATHA YOGA - IYENGAR STYLE 5:30pm-7pm, The Moving Centre, 533 Baker St. Ellissa, 352-9279 POWER VINYASA YOGA 6:30-8 pm With Katya Hayes @ The Studio 182 Baker. 229-4979

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

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

TAO YOGA 8:30 - 10, gentle yet energizing! Marisa 352.0886

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.


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

Sawyer 551.4522


KUNDALINI YOGA WITH CATHRINE LEIGHLAND ���������� 5-6:30 at Selkirk Rosemont Campus, rm. 16 THEYOGALOFT.ORG 625 FRONT ST. 4:30-6 mysore KOOTENAY AIKIDO 5:30-6:45 p.m. Intro Aikido FELDENKRAIS CLASSES 213C Baker St 250-226-6711 11:30-12:30 Gentle & powerful. Learn to move with ease. 206 Victoria

#209-ManiStone Centre, 505-7832

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POWER VINYASA YOGA 9-10:30am With Katya Hayes @ The Studio 182 Baker St. Call 229-4979

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


THE YOGA LOFT 625 FRONT ST. ��������������������� 9:00-10:45 a.m Mysore w/ Katie

THE YOGA LOFT 625 FRONT ST. 4:30-6:30pm Mysore w/ Katie Sawyer 551.4522

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FITNESS GROUP 6-7 p.m. Lakeside Park 825.0030

BELLYFIT HOLISTIC FITNESS 9-10 a.m. at the Moving Centre. Call Heather, 354-0492

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FELDENKRAIS CLASSES 1 - 2 p.m. Improve comfort, relieve stress & pain @ Kutenais Finest, 182 Baker St. Judy Katz 352-3319,

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

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

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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

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.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN’T DANCE? 5-6:30 at the Moving Centre, 533 Baker St. Session starts Nov 2. Lisa 354-0484 BEING BODYSMART IN MOTION 9:30-11am Core Yoga 4-5:30pm Core Conditioning 209 - 507 Baker, upstairs Don 352-0794 YOGA THERAPY WITH ANIE BOUDREAU 8:30am Morning Yoga #9-205 Victoria Street, 505-9807

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theExpress January 19, 2011

Scopes by Stenya For the week of January 19 Aquarius Aries Mar. 21 – Apr. 19 Enjoying the moment can lead to inspirations about the future. If you are open to the moment, you can be open to new opportunities that can unexpectedly arise. At the same time, try not to dwell on the past. Honour your roots and experience, but be ready to take life to a whole new level.

Gemini May 21 – June 20 Expectations can easily lead to disappointment. Withhold yourself from too quickly placing your expectations on others and especially yourself right now. If you can naturally allow events to fall into place, you will quickly see your most effective role in all the action around you. Cancer June 21 – July 22

Taurus Apr. 20 – May 20 Creativity can be the secret ingredient that you are missing. Apply creative thinking everywhere in your life, especially in the areas you feel need to be structured the most. Connect within to allow your creativity to flow.

You are on the right track. Any decisions made recently, especially major ones, are the right ones for you. This means that there will still be challenges, but you will be strong and able to deal with any complications, should they arise.

Leo July 23 – Aug. 22 Gratitude is the key to your success right now. You may be where you are by the support of many people. Thank those who have supported your ventures from the beginning. Look forward to continued successes. Virgo Aug. 23 – Sept. 22 Try something new for a change. Surprise yourself by opting for the opposite route you would normally take. Accept new challenges and follow through on your ideas. Always falling back on your old standbys can keep you in a rut. Expand your options and your mind.

Libra Sept. 23 – Oct. 23 Someone new may enter your life in the most unassuming way. You may find a natural compatibility that you never thought possible. Avoid revealing yourself all at once. Your mysteries shall be revealed in time and part of the journey when getting to know someone new.

Sagittarius Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

Keeping a tight hold on your resources, especially finances, can prove to be important. Take stock, inventory, or even make a personal budget of your expenses and income. Having this realistic picture can help you make crucial decisions in your life. Capricorn Dec. 22 – Jan. 19

Scorpio Oct. 24 - Nov. 21 You may find yourself returning to a forgotten strength. Tap into your natural talents and abilities. Explore cultivating a path that utilizes your innate strengths. From this place of strength life’s challenges are easier.

If you have been involved in some tricky relationships in the past, you have the opportunity to redeem and move on. If your thoughts have been stuck in the past you may be missing opportunities. Look carefully at the people you have attracted.

January 20 – February 19 Adjustments to a new routine can be challenging but rewarding. Set yourself up for success by making choices that are conducive to your main priority. It can help to listen carefully to others, and also to be able to express your feelings and needs clearly right now. Pisces Feb. 20 – Mar. 20 Limiting your options does not mean limiting your freedom. Investing in yourself leads to great opportunities. Take advantage of your situation, even if it seems mundane. Discover the extraordinary in the ordinary.


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