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The West Kootenay Toy Run Schedule Sunday, Sept. 11. 8 a.m: Pancake Breakfast by the lions club at the Castlegar Recreational Complex. 10 a.m: Santa escorts the riders through downtown Castlegar, followed by a 30-minute trip to Nelson to pick up toys collected by Hippersons Hardware. Noon, the motorcycles stop in Salmo for a great lunch thrown by firefighters at the local Fire Hall. After lunch, there’s a ride to Fruitvale and downtown Trail to pick up more toys. then to Rossland. 3:30 p.m., the toy run ends in Castlegar at the Recreation Complex, where riders can relax and enjoy great music and food.

Santa's Summer Toy Run rides again The West Kootenay Toy Run brings motorcyclists from the province together for a day of socializing, riding, and charity. First held in 1988 with 15 local riders, the Toy Run now features over 500 participants, with more than $25,000 being raised annually for local food banks, women’s shelters, the Salvation Army, various family support organizations, and high

school bursaries, as well as hundreds of toys that are donated to the local Salvation Army organizations for their Christmas hampers. For those who purchased raffle tickets, there is also a draw for a brand new Harley-Davidson . People who enjoy motorcycle riding, want to check out some sweet rides, or just want to participate as a volunteer by helping with traffic control

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Community news Arts & entertainment Survey MP Column, Travis T. Opinion & editorial Obituary

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Crossword Live music, Sudoku Special events Ongoing events Classifieds FAQs

or even help running the event, come out to the Castlegar Rec Centre in September. All bikes welcome, and those who don’t ride are encouraged to come cheer riders on as they pass through the Kootenays. For more information or tickets call 250-304-7685 or email toy. or visit

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BC teachers serve strike notice

The following is a press release from School District 8 regarding which services will be affected by the strike. As of August 31, 2011 the BC Teachers’ Federation has served a strike notice for all school districts in British Columbia. School District 8 Schools will open on September 6, as planned. Parents and staff are advised that teachers will only be providing services that have been designated as essential in the 2011 Essential Services Order. Under the provisions of the Labour Relations Code and the 2011 Essential Services Order, teachers may commence strike activity involving a withdrawal of certain duties and non-participation in voluntary extracurricular activities as early as 10:00 amLevel on- Medium Saturday, u Classic Difficulty September 3, 2011. Some of the diuties that the teachers will not being participating in are the following; participate

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in meeting and interviews witgh parents and gardians outside school hours, preparing and distributing report cards, participate in any staff or co-ordination meeting, participate in any school photo organization, collect money from students or participate in fundraising or participate in any extra curicular school activity The BC Teachers’ Federation has informed us in the strike notice that Phase 1 strike activity will commence in all school districts on September 6, 2011. Teachers must continue to provide services designated as essential in the 2011 Essential Services Order in accordance with that Order. More information regarding Essential Services may be found at this link: Essential Services Updates.

Corazon Choir at the Rocky Mountain Music Festival


Corazon is holding auditions Tuesday, Sept. 6, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Nelson United Church Director Allison Girvan and great voices. Allison Girvan has an will be holding auditions for the Corazon Vocal international reputation as Ensemble in the afternoon a singer, choir director, and and evening of September mentor of young people. For audition instruc6. Corazon is a 65 memtions and an appointment, ber voice youth choir age email alligirvan@gmail. 13 to 23 based in Nelson. Over the past ten years the com. For more information group has gained a reputation throughout western about Corazon, call 250Canada for its vibrant pres- 352-7670 or contact Choir ence, professional presenta- Manager Bill Metcalfe, tion, surprising repertoire, 250-352-7670

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Artwalk closes Last chance to win a painting by Carol Reynolds

After a highly successful six-week run, ArtWalk is drawing to a close. This will be the last chance to view and purchase the fabulous art on display in venues in and around Baker Street, and to enter in our FREE draw. “It’s been an exciting year for us. Art sales have been up”, says Stephen Fowler, President of the Nelson & District Arts Council. “Locals and tourists have turned out in full force to support ArtWalk, proving what we already knew: that our local artists are a talented bunch, Nelson is truly a city of art-lovers, and ArtWalk, with over twenty years of success, is an important and valued event for all of us.” Budget tight? Stop by Kolmel Jeweler’s to enter the FREE draw to win a painting (worth over $500) by popular local artist Carol Reynolds. The winner will be announced on September 15th, when the Nelson & District Arts Council holds its AGM at the Hume Hotel. For more information, please contact Joy Barrett, Cultural Development Officer, at

Tibo Kolmel cerenades his father Chris Kolmel outside thier family owned and operated jewelery shop during this years Artwalk

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Arts&Entertainment Kootenay Pride has a busy weekend planned

Bessie Wapp will be teaching a blues singing workshop at Oxygen Art Centre

Breathe Oxygen Art! The Oxygen Art Centre has a full line up of courses for its Arts Education programming this fall. Courses in performance, film, writing and visual arts are available to the public, taught by established Kootenay artisans. Classes begin in September with “Do It Yourself (D.I.Y) Filmmaking for Amateurs” and “D.I.Y. Filmmaking – Projects and Workshops” by Miriam Needoba. Bessie Wapp will be teaching her ever popular “Blues Singing I” and brand new by request, “Blues Singing II”! October begins with

Brad Carr’s “Fiction Fundamentals”. Murray Kimber will be teaching “The Essential Figure: Drawing”, and Natasha Smith will be sharing her extensive knowledge of collage in her “Collage Painting” course. Deb Thompson will be offering “Inside Out: Figure Painting” and last but by no means least, Cassie Beecham will be teaching “Playwriting”. Registration is through Kootenay School of Art phone 250-352-2821 or drop by 606 Victoria St. in Nelson. More info: www.

Friday, Sept. 2, 9pm @ Finley’s Irish Pub. Baddass Tough Drag Competition. $5 at the door, proceeds to Nelson Food Cupboard. Saturday, Sept. 3, 3-6pm @ Cottonwood Park. Family Day with kids games, races, free prizes, live music & performers. completely free and fun for everyone. Saturday, Sept. 3, 9pm to closing @ The Royal on Baker St. Drag show and 80’s dance, DJ Terrentino. $10 at the door Sunday, Sept. 4, 3pm, Parade marching from Central school on Baker Street to Cottonwood Falls Park. Rally at the park to wrap it up at 4:30pm. Sunday, Sept. 4, 7-8:30pm Book Reading @ Sage’s Tapas, 705 Vernon St. Hosted by the Engaging Physicians Project at ANKORS. Sunday, Sept. 4, Glam Dance 9pm to closing @ Spirit Bar with live band, Sugar Coated Killers and DJ Sturdy. $20 at the door. Monday, Sept. 5, Mimosa Monday Brunch 10am @ the Hume Hotel. $12.95 Say goodbye and wrap up this year’s Pride celebration.

Blues legend Sonny Rhodes for two nights Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday Sept. 10, 8 p.m. at the Royal As a singer and lap steel guitar player, Rhodes is a disciple of the Blues. His musical career spans over almost 40 years while recording over 200 songs and receiving many awards. Rhodes continues to tour internationally and we are

extremely lucky to have the man and his blues make a stop at the Royal. Tickets $20 in advance available at, Royal Espresso and Urban Legends / $25 at the door.

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Arts&Entertainment Arts and Heritage Professional Development Workshop

Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College in Nelson

Conceiving Family premieres in Nelson Saturday, Sept. 17 at Nelson’s Capitol Theatre, 7:30 p.m. This new documentary film by who are “going to hell for their sins.” a local film maker, captures the gay “Living together for two weeks was and lesbian experience of starting a required to help transition the kid’s family from their home to ours, so you can The sound of a zipper opens the imagine the challenges and opportufilm, letting us into the tent where nities that presented for all of us to Amy asks Jane, “So...?” Jane answers transcend our differences.” with a resounding, “Yes!” and we Bohigian’s experiences inspired are instantly brought along on this her to connect with four other samesame-sex couple’s journey to having sex couple’s throughout the province a child. with the purpose to tell their stories of Less than two years later, Bohigian, starting a family. a filmmaker and educator, and her With funding from the Victoria partner, Jane, from Nelson, British Foundation, Bohigian was able to Columbia, bring their new children, complete an hour-long documentary Franny and Theo, home on Valentine’s that brings us into the trying and Day and start their new life as parents tender moments each couple experiof toddler twins. enced throughout the adoption pro“The experience was so heart- cess. wrenching and amazing all at once,” Katherine Pettit’s, Dancing with says Bohigian, “that is was impossible the Moon, will open the night. The not to document pieces of our experi- film follows her through the chalence as it was happening.” lenges of conceiving her daughter and One such piece includes confront- features the original music of Adham ing the Christian Fundamentalist fos- Shaikh. Tickets are $10 and can be ter parents who express fear that the purchased by calling the box office at children they’ve cared for since birth 250 352-6363 or going online: will, “grow up to be gay” with parents

Arts and Heritage organizations are facing many challenges. Meet those challenges head-on with this upcoming professional development workshop offered by the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council (WKRAC), Presented by Leslie Thompson, this workshop will cover effective board management, volunteer recruitment and management, marketing and fundraising fundamentals for arts and heritage organizations – key elements for sustainability. Travel subsidies are available on a first come-first served basis for travel from communities in the Columbia Basin, further than 50 k from Nelson. Pre-registration is required. Subsidies and spaces are limited so register early! Register online at: After the workshop on Sunday, WKRAC will hold its Annual General Meeting, where WKRAC and its member arts councils will report on their activities throughout the year. Further info: 250-352-2421, toll free: 1-800-850-2787 or e-mail:

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Arts&Entertainment Collaborative Art Workshop Thursday, Sept. 8, 7 to 9 p.m. at Touchstones Local art duo heartlab and between one another (Anita Levesque and Bradley as collaborators. No experiSmith) will be offering a ence is required and materihands-on collaborative art als will be provided. making workshop that will Participants are asked include a brief discussion about their work. Pairs of to register in advance to any kind are encouraged to secure their seat, as there attend (e.g. friends, siblings, are only 12 spaces. The cost couples), although any indi- is $7 for non-members, $5 vidual is welcome, and will for members. be matched with a partner. Please contact the front Participants will playfully desk for more information: explore the creative dynamics between text and image, 250-352-9813.

Upon Reflection exhibit by three artists Opening Reception and Artist Talk will take place on Friday, September 2 at 7p.m. at Oxygen Art Centre. The exhibit continues until September 24. Gallery hours will be 1-5 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday. Upon Reflection is a communicate online and collaborative exhibition by offer feedback to each other three artists.Sarah Alford, on an ongoing basis. Jennifer Bowes, and Dee On exhibiting in Nelson Gibson create works that for the first time, Sarah Alford examine the patterns and said, “Nelson is a wonderdetails of our natural sur- ful city with a dynamic art roundings using everyday scene. There are world-class materials such as hot glue, artists living here and we baking parchment, butchers wanted to be a part of this cord, and staples. Through vibrant culture.” The suggestheir labour-intensive, tion to exhibit at Oxygen process-driven, and site- came from none other than responsive practice, they Bill Metcalfe, a well-known create a space for contem- name in the Nelson arts plating and re-imagining community as well as Sarah what it means to know the Alford’s uncle. world. To find out more about This will be the first the artists, visit Oxygen’s exhibition for the three art- website at www.oxygenartists who are also long-time This exhibition friends. Although living in is free and open to the pubdifferent provinces, they lic.

Image from Eaton’s of Canada catalogue from fall and winter 1947-1948. From the Permanent Collection of Touchstones Nelson.

Exibition: Night or Day? What to wear Opening Reception Friday Sept. 2, 7 to 9 p.m. Exhibition runs September 3 to November 20 at Touchstones Nelson, 502 Vernon Street, Nelson What to wear? Do clothes make (or break) the person? This exhibit features men’s, women’s and children’s garments from the Touchstones Nelson permanent collection. The design, functionality, and manufacturing of clothing will be examined in relation to gender roles, labor requirements, social classes, and cultural values from the

turn of the twentieth century until the late 1960s. Focusing on the differences between clothing worn during the day and the evening, this exhibit will explore how changes in past fashions have affected the development of designs and consumption of clothes today. Guest curated by Katherine van der Veen.

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Does this question look familiar? We apologize to those who tried to answer it last week and found the link incorrect. Rest assured that this week's link is the correct one. So tell us how your summer went!

What did you do on your summer vacation? The first day of the school year children often have to write an essay entitled, “What did you do on your summer vacation.” This question brings a sense of joy, excitement and curiosity to the speaker and listener. It gives you a moment to reflect on the fading season and hopefully brings a smile to your face to as we face our upcoming winter. We are curious how our community spent their valuable time while the “living is easy”. What did you do? What made your summer unique? What made your holidays memorable?

To take this weeks survey click here: The deadline for submitting responses to these surveys is noon, Thursday September 8th. We will present the results of this week’s surveys in our next Update. If you have an idea for a survey question, please fill out our continuous survey by clicking here:

MORE ANSWERS TO LAST WEEKS SURVEY How would $1,000,000 affect your life? IT would get me out of poverty, at least for a while. With buying a house and what not from it, the principle would be seriously knocked down, but it would still be enough to live off of for a good long while I’D lock my house up, get in my car or truck and go for a long ride, like for the rest of my life. IT would mean I wouldn’t have to spend any more time worrying about where to find it! It would also mean that I could follow playful ideas instead of just practical ones. NO, it doesn’t buy happiness but it gives you the freedom to do the things you love & help out others

in need without having to worry about paying the bills MY family and I would be able to do normal things that other people that have $$ can do, and that everyone should be able to do. For example, buy a home(each of us with our own room), a new car, get all our dental work done, pay for our health care needs, buy new clothes, visit our family back in Ontario, go on a vacation, join sport clubs, take classes, have birthday parties, entertain guests(and make closer friends). make investments, send the kids to college....none of which we can afford to do right currently. Yes, I do believe $$ effects one’s ablity to

make and keep friends. Our culture makes judgements against low income and poor people and it is harder to socialize, especailly for children. I could become CEO of my charitable organization. I am already happy; however, the money would certainly come in handy when I donate to causes I believe in. AS a single parent of two teenagers I’m struggling to keep food in the fridge and gas in my ailing car. While I don’t actually need a million dollars, an extra 1000 a month would increase the quality of our lives. A million dollars would allow me to improve every aspect

of my life and the lives of my family and friends. Yes, money can buy happiness. I’D buy a house and relax a bit more than now I would not have to worry about paying for my medicines, rent, food... etc.


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Crisis in the forest industry - Part II As a follow up to my previous column, I want to take a brief look at some of our local communities, see how that ties in with the other forest-reliregions Alex Atamanenko, MP, ant in B.C. and (BC Southern Interior) connect to the positive solutions offered in the report. Although each community and region has its own response to difficulty, provincewide policy tends to affect us all similarly. This report makes it clear that stewardship methods have deteriorated to such a point that research is underresourced, tracking of forest inventory is not up to date and, although

desperately needed, reforestation is lacking in the wake of the mountain pine beetle attack. Care of the forests is being overlooked while more and more forests are simply seen as a source of profit. It was noted that the “results-based” system is not specific about what the term “results” might actually mean. The number of various activities taking place in B.C.’s forests without coordination or adequate supports in terms of people and funding is also of significant concern. The situation is clearly dire but solutions are offered. These focus on the need to enhance, not reduce, services including monitoring, enforcement, stewardship, forest management and reforestation. Management of watersheds needs to be locallydriven, tenure reform undertaken, and policy designed so as to encourage greater care and planning to increase the inherent value of our forests, as well as the industry’s financial viability. Change may involve incorporating some beneficial practices from the

past with new management methods for the well-being of our forests and for the benefit of all. The report’s conclusion states, “A groundswell of alarm is emerging about the health of B.C.’s forests, and the lack of public oversight in the woods. British Columbians – the owners of these incredibly valuable and precious forest resources – deserve better.” In my view, this groundswell is the result of the growing awareness of just what’s happening to this critical public resource. The final lines of B.C. Forests in Crisis call upon the provincial government to implement its recommendations immediately. I support this call and ask you to consider doing the same. Our government must stop fostering the destruction of our woodlands and instead, adopt a model of stewardship that allows our forests to return to being “the future for our kids”.

Travis T. is Back!

Time travel with us as we go back to the early 90’s when Nelson and the West Kootenay was such a lazy place. Not much has changed, yet in a way everything has. We were very fortunate to be able to have a relationship with Chris

Rohrmoser. He lived in Nelson for some years with his wife Robin. Chris was an animator and artist extraordinaire. He made cartoons the old way, classically hand drawn, one drawing per frame. It was with a great deal of love that he created Travis T. and

it reflects the uniqueness of Nelson and the West Kootenay Life. We are fortunate to have 128 Travis T comic strips so that we can present 1 per week to you. Sit back and enjoy Travis T. in the Kootenays, Wish You Were Here.

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Opinion&Editorial Dear Readers Congratulations, you are now one of 3000 readers of the Express News Update. This issue marks a milestone. It is 26 weeks since we started the Express News Update. What started out as email reminders of local events has now blossomed into a full email newspaper with many of the same flavors as the Express Newspaper. We are very excited to continue to support the non-profit and events community. Our purpose is to act as a media, which connects the people of our community with the hopes to motivate our readers into action. We find that the email newspaper has some advantages over the print version.

The Pdf. version is wordsearchable and many of the links within are clickable to provide you with further knowledge and connectedness. Plus we are able to get a fairly accurate count of how many downloads are made each week. Technically the Express Update is still in a beta form, not quite ready for primetime, yet we are getting closer every week. Please bear with us as we continue to progress. If you have any suggestions or ideas on ways for us to grow and become more relevant and easier to read, send us an email. Thank you for your continuous support, The folks at the Express

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Dear Editor, Last Friday, August 26th, Baby Anaya celebrated her second birthday with a party in Nelson’s Lakeside Park. Anaya is terminally ill with Krabbe Leukodystrophy and the community has been such an incredible support for the past two years that her parents decided to throw a public birthday party. The event was wonderful. Approximately 100 people showed up to give

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their support. There was lots of food (and cake) to go around. The silent and live auctions raised approximately $4000. This money will help Anaya’s parents stay with her and take care of her. Anaya will soon be travelling to Canuck place children’s hospice in Vancouver. Read about her journey at Anaya’s Mama. Camara Cassin

Fish Heads and Flowers

Fish Heads To the business who overcharged me. It cost me $68. I then checked and found that a local store could have charged me $27. My stupidity. I won’t do that again. Buyer beware. Flowers To all the

beautiful weddings this summer. Now can you PLEASE take your signs down? Everywhere a sign Flowers To camp leaders who made the summer great for my kids. happy parent

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Geoffrey John England (1950-2011) Geoffrey John England passed away at his home in Nelson, BC at the age of 61. He leaves behind his mother Barbara England (nee Moody), sister Christine, his three sons James, Matthew and Ian and their mother, Marilyn (nee Race), his wife Sandra (nee Christou), and their three daughters Elizabeth, Mary and Barbara. He was predeceased by his father Arthur England. Born in the English seaside resort of Cleethorpes on January 9th, 1950, Geoffrey was a lively lad who showed an early enthusiasm for reading, music and sport. With a strong sense of justice, good humour and affable character, Geoff went on to graduate with a Masters of Law from the London School of Economics in 1971, a Masters of Industrial Relations from Warwick University in 1972 and a Masters of Law from Dalhousie University in 1974. Labour relations proved to be his calling and he dedicated his life’s work to furthering the cause of fairness in the workplace. After moving to Canada in 1973 he taught Labour Law at many schools including the Universities of Calgary, Lethbridge, Queens,

and Saskatchewan. As an arbitrator, educator, and academic writer he made a significant contribution to the field of labour law in Canada. Geoff was a dedicated family man. Always a great source of entertainment, his love of history enabled him to weave fantastic stories from his imagination. His six children also enjoyed the excitement of camping expeditions and shared his passions for sport, books, and a good beer. He enjoyed many eclectic interests, spending hours playing guitar, learning languages, reading history... but above all, he was a loving husband and father. The funeral took place on Thursday September 1st at the Thompson funeral home in Nelson, BC. It was Geoffrey’s wish that any donations be made to the Strathcona Society in support of soldiers and families of Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) tank regiment. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Online condolences may be expressed at:

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Events Friday, September 2 to Sunday, September 11

live music Fri. Sept. 2 House ‘n’ Home with Joel West. The Royal. 9 p.m. “Sunglasses at Night” DJs Joel West, Craig Mullin and Braden Early are the guys in shades... don’t be afraid. $50 will be awarded at 11 p.m. to the craziest, wackiest, biggest, coolest shades in the room! $10 at the door

Mon. Sept 5 Sarah & Rich at the Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m.

Tues. Sept 6

Magic Bus with DJ Sturdy. The Royal. 10p.m. Live local electronic music every Tuesday and no cover! The Jones Brothers Jam Band. Finleys. 8p.m. Come down and enjoy some great music or bring Sat. Sept. 3 along your instrument and join Kootenay Pride Drag Show. The in. Royal. More info coming soon. Cliff Maddix and friends 6p.m. Sun. Sept. 4 The Library Lounge Royal Blues Jam. 4p.m. - 8p.m. Wed. Sept 7 A weekly afternoon of Blues Paul Landsberg at the Library featuring Nelson’s blues players Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. as hosted by Craig Atkins Variety Shows with Estevan Nikko at the Hume Library and Tracey Lynn. The Royal. Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. 8:30p.m. Take your turn in the Karaoke. Finley’s Irish Bar spotlight or enjoy the talented and Grill. 9p.m. folk that do.

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Thurs. Sept. 8 Kiyo Elkuf and friends at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p. m.

Fri. Sept 9 Sonny Rhodes and his band. The Royal. 8p.m. As a singer and lap steel guitar player, Rhodes is a disciple of the Blues. Tickets $20 in advance available at www.liveattheroyal. com, Royal Espresso and Urban Legends / $25 at the door All Request DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill

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Sonny Rhodes and his band. The Royal. 8p.m. As a singer and lap steel guitar player, Rhodes is a disciple of the Blues. Tickets $20 in advance available at www.liveattheroyal. com, Royal Espresso and Urban Legends / $25 at the door

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Events Friday, September 2 to Sunday, September 11

special events

Sat. Sept. 3

Girvan will be holding audiCottonwood Market 9:30a.m. tions for the Corazon Vocal Ensemble. For audition instrucat Cottonwood Falls Park. tions and an appointment, Sun. Sept. 4 email RC Electric Buggy and For more information about truggy dirt track racing, at Corazon, call 352-7670. 6 mile North Shore, 11a.m. Wed. Sept. 7 Downtown Baker Street Tues. Sept. 6 Farmers Market. 9:30 to 3. Corazon Auditions 3p.m. to Come down to ejoy the last 9p.m. at the Nelson United ciouple of weeks to buy local Church. Love to sing? Age crafts and produce aswell as 13-23? Director Allison enjoy great local entertainment.

Thurs. Sept 8 Collaborative Art Workshop with heartlab at Touchstones Nelson. 7-9p.m. Materials will be provided. $5 for members, $7 for non-members.

Fri. Sept. 9 Lights Out. Re-lit Lamps (collection of earth friendly lamps by ShadesofNature) will be lighting up the tables outside at the John Ward Cafe 5:30p. m.-8p.m. The lamps will be

new stock as the others all sold. This is the last night of Artwalk.

Sun. Sept. 11 24th Annual West Kootenay Toy Run. 8a.m. at the Castlegar Complex. Registration and Pancake Breakfast. Registration is $10 or a new unwrapped toy. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information email, visit www. or call 365-7371

Do you have an event you want everyone to know about? Submit your event listing at: Century 21 Kelly Davis Inc.

Bear Smart Tip: Electric fences are an effective way to prevent bears from raiding gardens, orchards, beehives, chicken coops and livestock. Get Bear Smart info: 250-359-6611

Office: 509-684-2121 Gary Grant / Waterfront Specialist 509-671-1251 LOST CREEK ESTATES! 2-3. acre parcels on the P.O. River w/240ff.574ff., $139,500 and up Turn Key! 75FF PO. River w/ Mobile & shop, dock #23810 $174,500 The Blue Gables Inne on the Water! Classic Farm on the P.O. River with 114 ff #24267 $229,500 Two Homes! 3bd/2ba Triple-Wide, Guest house, shop 137ft. ff P.O. River #18140 $199,900 Grass to Waters Edge! 105 ff P. O. River, 2bd,1ba MFH, shop, dock #23657 $249,500 243 FF Pend Oreille River! 2 bd2 ba MFH,shop,dock #23988 $289,900 Comfort On the Water! 4 bd 2 ba Home, shop dock , 100 ff. PO River #23945 $424,500 Log Home on the River! 3bd 2ba, 2 shops, dock,227 ff PO River! #24046 $479,500 362 ff PO River! Log Home 2bd 2ba on 6 wooded acres. Shop,dock #24136 $499,500 Custom Split Level on the Water! 3 bd 3 ba,shop,dock 120 ff PO River,1.2 ac #23917 $499,950 Craftmans Home w/Daylight Basement on the Water! 4+ Bd 3 1/2 ba,shop 2.5ac 249ff PO River Seller is Wa St Broker) #23315 $525,000 1350+ Feet Frontage on the P.O. River! 26+ acre,4 bd 3 ba Owners are WA State License Brokers .#21936 $569,500 Daylight Rancher on the River! 4 bd 3 ba, shop,dock,4+ ac , 670ff on the P.O. River #23870 $649,500 Please visit:

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Events Friday, September 2 to Sunday, September 11

ongoing events

Wednesdays Downtown Nelson Local Market. 400 block of Baker St. 9:30a.m. - 3p.m. Yoga in the Park, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre 11 a.m. – noon. Sharlene Bund. 250-354-1909 Nelson Women’s Centre Dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-3529916 Kids Art in the Park, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Naturalist Program, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 7:30p.m. 8:30p.m. 250-354-1909 Darts at the Nelson Legion. 7:30p.m. 250-352-7727

Thursdays Fitness in the Park, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 250-354-1909 Nelson Women’s Centre. Dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-3529916 Jerry’s Rangers Childrens program. Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 10a.m. – 11a.m. 250354-1909 Toastmasters: Improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. Kids Art in the Park, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 1p.m. – 3p.m. Acupuncture for Addictions. Free drop-in clinic. 9:30a.m. Located at 333 Victoria St., 2nd Floor. 250-505-7248 Naturalist Program, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 7:30p.m. 8:30p.m. 250-354-1909

Fridays Stories in the Park with Richard Rowberry. Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 7:30p.m. 8:30. 250-354-1909 Yoga in the Park, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 8a.m. – 9a.m. Sharlene Bund. 250-354-1909 Gender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-3545362

Saturdays Cottonwood Market 9:30a.m. at Cottonwood Falls Park Naturalist Program, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 7:30p.m. 8:30p.m. 250-354-1909 Colin Payne Nature Photography Workshop. Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 19:30p.m. – 5p.m. Explore many of the features of your camera. Sign up for class by calling KVC, 825-4723 Touchstones Nelson is offering extra free guided tours of the Permanent Museum with paid admission. July 16 - Aug. 20. Helen Miles 250-352-9813 Yoga in the Park, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 8a.m. – 9a.m. Sharlene Bund. 250-354-1909 Meat Draws at Nelson Legion. 3:30p.m., in beverage room with Karaoke after. 250-352-7727 The Nelson Scrabble Club meets at 1p.m. For further information, please call 250352-6936

Sundays Kids matinee. Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. Classic kids movies. 5:30 - 6:30. 250-3541909

Movies in the Park. Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 7:30p.m. 9p.m. Weekly family movies from nature films to old classics. 250-354-1909 RC Electric Buggy and truggy dirt track racing, at 6 mile North Shore, 11a.m. Fitness in the Park, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 8:30a.m. – 9:45a.m. 250-354-1909 St. John’s Lutheran Church Service. Everyone welcome to 4p.m. worship. 21 Silica St. 250-354-3308 A Hike in the Woods. Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 10a. m. – 11a.m. 250-354-1909 Cribbage at the Legion beverage room, 19:45p.m. 250-3527727 Ascension Lutheran Church Service 10:15a.m. 1805 Silverking Rd. All are welcome. 250-352-2515 Quaker Meetings at 723 Ward St. Upstairs. 10a.m. 250-3543859. Everyone welcome Texas Hold’em Poker at the Nelson Legion. 19p.m. Last Sunday of every month. 250352-7727

Mondays Naturalist Program, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 7:30p.m. 8:30p.m. 250-354-1909 Pool Table Nights, Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill La Leche League (breastfeeding information and support). 3rd Monday of each month, except July/August. 10 - 11:30 a.m. 319 Silica St. 250-352-3583

Heritage Harmony Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming anyone! Tim 250-825-9694 or John 250352-6892 Drum Circle! Every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. 6:30p.m. - 8:30p.m. 3374 South Slocan Village Rd. Old Church Hall. Beginners welcome. Joel 250-226-0068 Yoga in the Park, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 11a.m.– noon. Sharlene Bund. 250-354-1909

Tuesdays Fitness in the Park, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 8:30a.m. – 9:45a.m. 250-354-1909 Jerry’s Rangers Childrens program. Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 10a.m. – 11a.m. 250354-1909 Breast Cancer Support Group. Community First Health Co-op, 518 Lake St. Noon on every 4th Tuesday. Alice 250-352-6223 or Nadine 250-359-7777 Kids Crafts with Romany. Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 7:30p.m. - 8:30. 250-3541909 Kids Art in the Park, Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 1p.m. – 3p.m. Acupuncture for Addictions. Free drop-in clinic, 1:30p.m. Located at 333 Victoria St., 2nd Floor. 250-505-7248 Nelson Women’s Centre dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250352-9916 Science in the Park. Kokanee Visitors’ Centre. 7:30p.m. 8:30. 250-354-1909

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ANNOUNCEMENTS RHYTHMIC GYMNASTIC FALL Programs! Learn to dance with ribbons, hoops, balls scarves and more! Starting September 12th in Nelson & Balfour. programs for girls ages 5 & up and women. Contact Rhythmic Dimensions 250-505-1812, WINLAW DOWNTOWN. STRAWBALE cottage for single individual. Clean and bright. 1 acre. $580 per month. 250-226-7801 ART CAN YOU HELP me get my art framed? example: http:// maryevergreen.deviantart. com/gallery/#/d3abgpt 250551-2367 message or emailmu AUTOMOTIVE-SLEDS/ BIKES 2 1983 HONDA PA50 mopeds. Asking $650 each, keen to sell both. Call 306-314-0752 2006-250CC HJC MOTOCROSS/DIRT Bike. 500km on Engine. Titanium Forks, fast. $1700 OBO. Call Mike: 250352-1957 or 250-354-7378 mic. AUTOMOTIVE-TIRES/ PARTS/OTHER 215 60R15 ARCTIC claw winter tires. Virtually new. $550 set of 4. Call Andrea 250-352-2025 AUTOMOTIVETRUCKS/SUVS/VANS 2007 FORD F150 XLT 4x4 138,000 km very good shape, well maintained, towing pkg, $14,300 obo 250-365-7763 2000 DODGE DAKOTA 4X4. Well-maintained, comes with studded winters used one

season, 250,000Km, $8000. 250-354-3529 93T100 FOR PARTS? All good except head gasket. Cool fender flares, canopy,airflow tailgate. Nick 250-352-5555 BOATS CANOE SPORTSPAL 10FT. Oars and oar locks, seats ,anchor rope cleats, outboard motor mount, foam lined, mast mount. Aircraft aluminum, total weight 32lbs. perfect fishing craft. $1000 new, sell $400.00 Call Rocky 250-352-0381 CHILD CARE ECOKIDS DAYCARE HAS one spot for a wee child 1-3yrs old. Call Trishy 250-354-1490 CHILDREN FRONT & REAR facing car seat, 3yrs old, cushy, cup & snack holders. $50 Call Andrea 250-352-2025 COMPUTERS NEW PC 3.0GHZ 4.g ram 300. 250-3523305 HOME & GARDEN WINDOWS: WHITE, VINYL, like new, 3 years old. 250-352-9133

LOST & FOUND LOST: BLUE AND beige backpack top containing toiletries near Safeway. Please return to 250-352-1190. LOST BLACK MANX (no tail), short-haired, white in ears, July 30 at 5250 Callbeck Road, off Hwy 6. 250-352-0940 or email MISC. FOR SALE 1 STUDENT DESK with drawers 24 X 45 asking $65.00 Bel satellite system $75.00 Ph. Ken 250-352-0136

COMPUTERS FOR SALE, $30$150, XP/Windows7 systems, email me for specs/prices, Jordan, Castlegar, 250-6083548, 2 BLUE IPODS great shape 50$ or best offer 250-921-8124 MISC. WANTED WANTED WHITEWATER CANOEING gear. Canoe, spray deck, barrels, anything to do with whitewater canoeing. 250352-6926 CASH FOR OLDER, new, dead, unused computers, laptops & parts (all post-2003) Jordan, Castlegar, 250-608-3548 WILL PAY FOR wood/insulation/ plywood/scraps for building project. Can take down old structures for you. 250-5514169 MUSIC & DANCE PEAVEY BANDIT W celestian speaker $150, Peavey 212 cab $100. 250-226-7897 BACH STUDENT TRUMPET 150$ 250-354-1340 SQUARE DANCE SESSIONS 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and/or Thursdays September - December Phone Bob 250352-6317 for details PETS & LIVESTOCK NEUTERED CALICO RABBIT w/ cage. Litter-trained, friendly w/ cage. $240 OBO. 250-3048492 REAL ESTATE MOBILE HOME FOR SALE ñ 1981, 14 X 70, 12 x 20 Addition, 3 Bedrooms, #12 ñ 217 Zacks Rd, can be moved, $35,000 OBO, 250-265-9930 1 BEDROOM HOUSE for sale in Procter. Updated plumbing. New deck. Recently renovated kitchen and bath. 250-5510322/250-505-9511

BEAUTIFUL HOME ON Lower Six Mile Road includes mortgage helper suite. 250 825-4181 http://2769lowersixmilerd. RENTALS 1 BEDROOM + Den @ Silver Bay Condo (November) $1200 (incl. heat & water). Contact One Pet okay. NELSON 3 BED 1 bath at end of View St. $1250+Util. ns, pet ok. 250-428-7789 BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM Blewett home, 1.5 bathrooms, washer/dryer/dishwasher/ woodstove. Pets negotiable. $1250/month plus utilities. 250226-7050 OCT 1, 3BDR main floor of house, lower Fairview, garden, storage, wd, ns/np $900/mo 250-505-5415 RENTALS WANTED MAMA AND TWO kids seek housesitting gig or short-term rental (October to May), 250551-3516 MARRIED COUPLE IN 30's looking for long term rental in New Denver area. 250-358 7262 SPORTS EQUIPMENT BROWNING COMPOUND BOW with Case. $150. 250-399-4890 ROSSIGNOL BANDIT SKIS, touring bindings, new skins, collapsible poles, boots woman, all like new,300$. cell: 250-509-0031 TRADE/SWAP TRADE: SONY CYBER SHOT camera, 4x opt zoom,12.1 mp, red. 250-921-8124

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