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The Little Prince Has Landed Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club. Dinner: 5:30 p.m. Play: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Rossland Miners’ Hall. Play: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 at the Kaslo Lighthouse Theatre. Play: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Revelstoke Community Centre. Dinner: 5:30 p.m. Play: 8 p.m.

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The whole community is invited to a magical night of bilingual theatre, a unique experience for everyone who loves French, but doesn’t necessarily speak it. An adaptation of Saint-Exupéry’s “Le Petit Prince” will be presented in French with English subtitles and will be preceded by a dinner. AFKO hopes to assemble as many people as possible to enjoy this special, family friendly celebration. Admission is by donation. The public is strongly encouraged to reserve in advance, as seating is limited. For more information contact Elaine Gower at 250-352-3516

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Clear to burn

The public is now permitted to, burn waste, slash or other material, burn stubble or grass and use fireworks or burning barrels of any size or description. Backyard burns, or Category 2 open fires, can be no bigger than two metres high and three metres wide. Burning grass or stubble cannot be done over an area greater than 2,000 square metres. Anyone considering a category three fire must obtain a burn registration number by calling 1-888797-1717. Submitted by the Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations Southeast Fire Centre

Multiple thefts reported Salmo RCMP responded to multiple reports of thefts during the month of September, 2011. During the course of these investigations, a large amount of money has been located. This money is suspected to have been obtained from an (as yet) un-reported theft. Police are asking for anyone who was the victim of a theft that has not yet been reported to come forward. Anyone with information related to the identity of those responsible for these thefts is asked to call the Salmo RCMP Detachment or Crime Stoppers. 250357-2212 or 1-800-222TIPS (8477). Submitted by the Salmo RCMP

The 2011 new YAC meet with returning members in Golden, BC. From L-R: Miranda de Groot (Cranbrook), Sierra Franklin (Canal Flats), Tessa Jackson (Nelson), Jane Rolandi (Cranbrook), Jaya Ducharme (Winlaw), Taryn Walker (Revelstoke) and Zeb Hansell (Fruitvale). Seated L-R: Zachary McClean (Golden), Blake Nicol (Nelson) and Kyler Perepolkin (South Slocan)

Six new members join CBT’s youth advisory commitee CBT welcomed six new members to its Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) this past weekend in Golden. YAC members are motivated and involved youth age 15-29 who provide advice on youth-related grants and events at CBT. “I am excited to be a

new member of the YAC because I would like to know more about what is going on in my community and assist in making change happen,” said new Nelson member Blake Nicol. “It will be empowering to see projects funded by CBT’s Youth Initiatives

be completed throughout the Basin.” Welcome new members: Jaya Ducharme (Winlaw), Sierra Franklin (Canal Flats), Tessa Jackson (Nelson), Blake Nicol (Nelson), Jane Rolandi (Cranbrook) and, Taryn Walker (Revelstoke).

$300,000 towards technology in the Basin Pilot initiative in partnership with two local leading science and technology organizations. CBT announces a $300,000 partnership with Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) and Kootenay Rockies Innovation Council (KRIC) to further develop the manufacturing and tech-

nology sector in the Basin. “This initiative aims to support a diverse economic landscape in the Basin,” said Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO. “With a focus on manufacturing and technology the initiative will allow CBT to explore its strategic role in strengthening this sector.” The initiative will

support the region to better compete in the global market, provide support to start-up companies in the region, keep sector talent in the Basin and provide rolemodels and mentors to businesses and employees. For more information visit or call 1800-505-8998. Submitted by the CBT

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Nelson Hospice offers Grief Support Series

Trash to Treasure returns

Thursdays, 10 a.m. to Noon, Oct. 20 – Nov. 24, at the Multipurpose Room, Public Health building, 333 Victoria St.

Saturday Oct. 22, until 4 p.m. It’s Trash to Treasure time again! The RDCK’s semi-annual celebration is a one-day event providing participants with an opportunity to give away used items to those who may find value in them. This is a chance for residents to search their community for their neighbours’ unwanted treasure. Residents are encouraged to place and gentlyused, unwanted household goods together at the front of their property in a location that can be safely accessed by treasure hunters. A sign should clearly indicate which items are available to take home. By 4 p.m. the same day all remaining items should be gathered up and taken inside. Visit the RDCK’s website to download a Trash to Treasure sign for your lawn:

This series is open to anyone who is experiencing grief due to the death of someone they love. Hosted by trained Nelson Hospice volunteers, topics will include: the needs of a mourner; why grieving is different for everyone; common myths about the grieving process; resources and tools for finding hope; and healing our hearts. There will be time for group discussion and sharing at your own comfort level, as well as a gentle healing exploration into areas such as: art therapy, journaling, walking and meditation. Pre-registration is required. The service is free (donations gratefully accepted). Pre-register at

Invasive plant disposal protocal Invasive plant disposal can pose a problem. If not properly done, some invasive plants will continue to grow and set seed despite being pulled out of the ground. Some can even survive composting and potentially form a new infestation through dumped material. Generally, invasive plant waste should be taken to the local landfill to be disposed of since burning or composting does not always kill invasive plants

or their seeds. In the RDCK and RDKB areas, the tipping fee is waived for noxious/invasive plant species. Ensure that you let the attendant know that you have invasive plant species to ensure they don’t end up in the compost pile. For more information on how to identify, control and dispose of invasive plants please go to www. or call 250-352-1160.

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Family shares The Other Ethiopia, a photo journalism film presentation Saturday, Oct. 29, 7 pm-9pm LVR Fine Arts Theatre This summer the Mickel Atkinson family had the opportunity to go to Ethiopia for two and a half months to experience their girls’ birth country and they’ve decided to share their experience by putting on a photo show presentation. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Vulnerable Children’s Society (www.

which is an organization helping children and families in Ethiopia. Ethiopian fair trade items, door prizes and more will be featured. Tickets $10- available at Nasmyth, Morrow & Bogusz Law Office at 465 Ward St. or at the door. Contact Tam Mickel for more information

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Touchstones annual Thanksgiving Day celebration Sunday, October 9, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Touchstones Nelson. Admission by donation Bring your family and friends down for a day of heart-warming seasonal crafts and activities, fun guessing contests and refreshments. The museum, art galleries and archives will all be open. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Touchstones Nelson will host this event by donation with half of all proceeds raised over the course of the day donated to a local charity.

Halloween at the library New story club Tuesday, Oct. 25, 3:30 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library Mark your calendars for a Halloween program you won’t forget. Scary tales (and some not so scary), ghostly jokes, riddles, spooky songs and more. The Halloween Story Club will end with an ooey-gooey game of Dead Man’s Brain and a trick-or-treat. The Story Club which will continue to run on the last Tuesday of every month except for December. This club is for kids between the ages of 6 and 8. Next month’s theme is Fractured Fairy Tales. Games, crafts and yummy snacks are all part of this free club. For more information or to preregister call 250-352-6333/250-352-8283 or Limited space, so don’t delay, join today.

Kootenay Hotel circa 1899. collection of Touchstones Nelson

Storyteller’s Saloon gala fundraiser supports library and museum Saturday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m. at Mary Hall, Selkirk College

Nelson was a wild & woolly place at the start of the last century, where characters with names like Cayuse Brown, Roughlock Perry, Weary Willie, and The Yellow Kid might sidle up to the barstool next to yours and order up a shot of something strong enough to curl the hair on a tenderfoot’s chest. It’s in the spirit of these times that the Nelson Public Library and Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History have teamed up to present Storyteller’s Saloon: a Wild & Woolly Evening of Tales & Ales & Food. The evening benefits the historical archives of both organizations. CBC Radio’s BC Almanac host Mark Forsythe, willMC an evening of tales tall and true. Corky Evans tells the tale of feisty Click here to submit your labour organizer Ginger Goodwin, Carolyn McTaggart brings to life press release Gunpowder Gertie, Pirate Queen of to theExpressNewsUpdate the Kootenays. and Richard Rowberry entertains with the story of Three

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Fingered Frank, a true but cautionary tale of the old west in which liquor and bravado takes our hero into water well over his head. Delectable fare will be served up by the inspired grub-slingers at Selkirk College’s Professional Cook Training program, with atmosphere provided by the Resort and Hotel Management Program. Blues and Honky Tonk piano by Danielle Corbin, and legendary organic ales by Nelson Brewing Company round out an evening in which heritage costumes are optional, but good times are guaranteed. Folks are encouraged to book a table of eight with friends, or just turn up and rub shoulders with other friendly folk. Tickets are advance only until Wednesday, October 26 at $45 per person ($20 charitable receipt included), available at Touchstones Nelson and the Nelson Public Library. For more information call 250-3526333 or 250-352-9813.

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Good times at the Halcyon 2nd Annual Harvest Fest Following a week’s worth of foreboding forecasts, tents had been erected for the event and the Halcyon staff had prepared for a cold and rainy day. As the set up for the festival that Sunday morning proceeded the air felt warmer than everybody had expected and the ground was drying. Beyond all expectations, and to the delight of all Harvest Fest participants, the sun started to shine. The day was gaining momentum and expectations were growing as people gathered for the 2nd Annual Harvest Fest at Halcyon Hot Springs. The Halcyon Pig Roast is the signature of their Harvest Fest and mouths watered as everybody waited for the star of the show; a 120 lbs locally raised pig. More delicious foods had found the way to the festival, and the roast was complimented by hearty soups and salads, and the freshest apple juice was being offered up only moments after having been squeezed through an old-fashioned, wooden juice press. Vendors and volunteers provided dessert, homemade chocolates, hand-picked fruits, and freshly baked goods brightened the afternoon. By mid afternoon, the apple pie contest was in full swing. The pies all

looked wonderful; some were adorned with the traditional criss-cross pattern, another with a pastry-made apple shape, and there was even a raw-food apple pie! Three prizes were awarded with the grand prize going to Janice Leeson from Nakusp. The last of the performers wrapped up his show as people dispersed and vendors packed up at the end of a great day. To everybody’s delight, the proceeds from the bake sale had earned over $300 to split between PALS and the Nakusp Food Bank. Blessed by good weather, great food and joyful attitudes, a successful Halcyon Harvest Fest left the staff, vendors and visitors looking forward to another celebration next year. Musicians that entertained the crowd were: Caelen Starblanket Laroque – acoustic guitar, Aidan McLaren-Caux - acoustic guitar folk/country singer, Terry Goodfellow – blues, folk singer with acoustic guitar and harmonica, and Jesse Booth – new age acoustic guitar and vocals

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Take it off day

Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Nelson Trading Company. 402 Baker St Join the “Take it Off” party at the Nelson Trading Company. People are encouraged to donate their hair so it may be used for wigs for cancer patients. Anyone wishing to donate their hair can do so during the event. Hairdressers will be on-site. Just call or visit Annie’s Boutique before the event to register. When the wigs are made, they will go to a woman who has been affected by hair loss from cancer treatment, at no cost to her.

Even if you don’t wish to donate your hair, come on down for the party! There will be a lot of FUN for everyone! If you wish, you will also be able to make a monetary donation to fund groundbreaking research projects for the prevention of cancer, and to support women living with the disease. For more information, contact: Anne Cavicchi or Val Amies at 250-3542000 Toll Free: 1-877-8826643

New Funding for Second Chance Animal Shelter

Second Chance Animal Shelter will receive a maximum donation of $5,000 in 2011 from the makers of Pedigree®, and will also be featured on the company’s web site. Additional program activities will help increase awareness for the shelter. “We are thrilled to once again be a part of the Pedigree Adoption Drive®,” said Brianne Submitted by Stevenson, Shelter Halcyon Hot Springs Director, Second Chance Village and Spa Animal Shelter. “We work

with an extremely tight budget, and the donation will help us help keep our shelter dogs happy and healthy while they wait for their new family to adopt them.” The Second Chance Animal Shelter took in 14 dogs between January and April 2011 and adopted out 5 dogs to loving homes. The shelter is located at 2124 Ymir Road, Nelson, British Columbia.

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Musicians unplug for intimate event

Saturday, Oct. 8, noon at Ellison’s Market and Cafe The Unplugged Dominique Fraissard who Sessions opens at noon with was in the top 3 finalists two second year Selkirk in BCIMA Astral Radio Music Program students, People’s Choice awards. He Lindsay Dixon and Lydia received a standing ovation Desrochers. Lindsay’s a at the Salmon Arm Roots singer/songwriter who per- and Blues Festival. forms on guitar and was And last, Michael classically trained on the Guthrie will provide an piano. Lydia has been sing- eclectic mix of folk, blues ing and playing the piano and jazz that is both entersince the age of 4 and plans taining and thought provokto continue her music career ing. He performs on lapsteel, as a sound engineer. guitar and banjolin so we’re Next up is local in for an acoustic treat.

The Abrams Brothers take the stage

Sly Violet hits a note in the valley Thursday, Oct. 13 in Winlaw at Sleep is for Sissies From Kawartha Lakes, Young. Ontario Sly Violet’s feaSly Violets has received tures indie folk rock music. a number of accolades in Violet Clarke weaves sto- the past few years including ries of everyday existence a Barrie New Music Award into their songs with her for BEST FOLK in 2010, a voice landing somewhere in Top 10 song on OurStage. between Alanis Morissette com and Violet won the and Joni Mitchell. Joined Kawartha Lakes Idol comby husband Sly Boston on petition in 2007. drums, they’ve been comFor more information pared to artists like Bob visit or Dylan, Hayden and Neil

Wednesday, Oct. 19 at The Royal, 330 Baker St. All ages performance. The Abrams brothers John (lead and harmony Music is a combination of vocals, acoustic guitar, bluegrass, country and folk- electric guitar, twelve string rock. In 2005, they became guitar, mandolin, percusthe youngest Canadians to sion) and James Abrams appear on Nashville’s icon- (lead and harmony vocals, ic Grand Ole Opry. violin, viola, electric guitar) The Brothers recently and cousin Elijah Abrams released their fourth stu- (electric bass and acoustic dio album titled Northern bass) Redemption on June 21, To hear some of their 2011. music visit: http://theBand members include:


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US Tax Authorities Reach into Canada

InFebruary of this year the first report of the Internal Revenue Service’s new cross border tax enforcement initiative was announced. U n d e r the 2011 Vo l u n t ary Alex Atamanenko, MP, O f f s h o re (BC Southern Interior) Disclosure Program, amnesty from criminal prosecution was offered to US citizens in Canada who came forward before September 9th to disclose their overseas accounts and pay the penalties. Few Canadians realized the consequences. After all, most Canadians who live and work in Canada, invest through their local bank or investment advisor, have no “offshore” accounts. Not true. The obligation of all US citizens, including those who are also Canadian citizens, to file US tax returns and disclose foreign (Canadian) bank accounts to the Internal Revenue Service has been law for many years. Until recently, the laws were rarely enforced. Having a foreign bank account is not illegal as far as US authorities are

concerned, however those accounts, with some exceptions, must be disclosed and their balances reported to the IRS. The penalties for failing to report are severe: non-willful failure to file is $10,000; willful failure to file carries a penalty of $100,000 or greater. Most US citizens in Canada would not owe taxes to the US on their earned income here. Canada and the US have a reciprocal tax treaty under which a foreign tax credit will generally be available to offset any double taxation that would otherwise exist. Though no taxes may be owed, the filing and reporting requirements still stand. Just to clarify the issue – penalties are not being assessed for nonpayment of tax, they are being assessed for failure to comply with disclosure requirements. In 2014 FATCA, the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, will require all Canadian financial institutions to disclose the personal account information of US/Canadian dual citizens to the IRS as the price for investing and doing business in the US. This proposed act represents an imposition on Canadian sovereignty and contravention of Canadian privacy laws. I have written four letters to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty on the issue and am enlisting the support of other MPs to bring the issue before Parliament as soon as possible.

I want to stress that FATCA, as currently legislated, places an unwarranted burden on honest Canadians and our financial institutions. Those dual citizens who live, work and pay taxes in Canada should not be subjected to the same laws intended to expose US citizens seeking tax havens in foreign countries. As well as the sovereignty issue, the Canadian government should consider the consequences on its own tax base if millions (perhaps billions) of dollars flow out of the country. What will be the consequences for the Canadian economy? There is no question that the retirement security for tens of thousands of Canadians will be affected. The requirement of all US citizens to file tax returns in the US and to report foreign tax accounts is American law and the Canadian government cannot affect change there, even on behalf of Canadian citizens. We can, however, act to protect our sovereignty and prevent the US from imposing its law on Canadian businesses and banking institutions. We can call on the Canadian government to push their US counterparts to refine their reporting criteria to distinguish between criminals and honest citizens.

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ANIMAL BYLAW PROPOSAL NEGLECTS THE RIGHTS OF ANIMALS Dear Editor, I am not entirely opposed to a dog bylaw being adopted for area H, but I absolutely cannot accept the proposal in the recent mailout. A bylaw dealing with dangerous dogs, if properly defined, is surely one that most of us would not oppose. People should be compensated if they, their dogs, cats or livestock are killed or injured by a dog. At the same time, landowners themselves need to be responsible for protecting livestock from cougars, coyotes, bears and various other predators including dogs. The installation of electric fences would be a good place to start. My strongest objection to this bylaw is that in Part III - 3. also Part IV - 2. and 6. it states that after seven

days the Animal Control dogs packing up and runOfficer can destroy the dog. ning down wildlife. On the Collaboration with the SPCA other hand, there are a lot or Homes-4-Animals would of very friendly dogs in my ensure that animals are re- neighbourhood and I think homed if at all possible. No developing regulations on animal should even be con- order of conduct would be sidered for euthanasia unless more readily accepted than it is incurably ill or vicious. the draconian on leash rule. Part II #2. “Every owner I also think people need to of a dog shall keep the dog be made aware that if a car on a leash while it is not on ends up in the river as a result the owner’s property.” This of swerving to avoid hitting is absolutely unreasonable their dog, they are liable for and unfair to responsible dog damages. owners that regularly take I am really disappointwell behaved animals for ed that this bylaw does not walks, especially for those address any important animal not living on acreages, with- protection issues. I would Difficulty Level - Easy out the development of a support a set of bylaws that number of large designated include regulations on cruelty off-leash areas. and safety issues such as: Dogs running loose withNo animal should be fetout supervision can be a dif- tered for more than 2 hours per ferent situation altogether. day. Regular contact/socialThere is also the danger of ization with humans or other

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domestic animals, access to water and proper shelter need to be provided. (I’m afraid if this bylaw passes as is, we will see more dogs tied up. It’s much cheaper than the more humane fencing option.) Instead of a simple yes or no ballot we absolutely need more input from the community and I urge people not to accept this draft but to submit their opinions and suggestions along with the ballot. I suggest the RDCK rewrite the bylaw in collaboration with the community, Difficulty Le sk9E000393 including some of our local progressive dog experts and trainers, to come up with a fair and comprehensive plan.

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Opinion&Editorial BIGGER SPACE, SAME Dear Editor, I believe it is important for the public to realize that the new Emergency room is just that. A new building that is a lot bigger with the same number of staff. I have heard patients talk about this new facility and are under the impression that services will increase. So far, the staff have not been made aware of any increase in services, other

SERVICES AT KLH than a CT scanner and technician operating part time. We will always try our best to provide the most timely and personal care needed by the people who depend on us, but the quality of care is driven and dependent on the RNs, Physicians, and all the other staff who work at KLH, not the building. Bill Prichard, RN Nelson, BC

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Fish Heads and Flowers Fish Heads to employers who allow the staff to bully, threaten, and harass their co-workers. Signed: permanently stressed

Fish Heads To the so-called open minded Nelsonites. When it comes to changing what you are familiar with, you’re the first to object Signed: open for Flowers to my grandchange child’s school staff and helpers for the wonderFlowers to my dance ful Harvest Day complete teacher who volunteers with pumpkin soup and her time keeping an elecorn bread. You made gant tradition alive. everyone feel great. Signed: dancing Signed: A grateful grandparent. Scotswoman


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Dogs are part of our families and in many ways like our children. They are not really responsible for bad behavior, yet are capable of it. Just as we would


never leave a baby on the sidewalk and walk away, we should not do the same with dogs. It is only reasonable in our society we say that dogs must be in control of

thier owners at all times. The RDCK is considering a dog control bylaw in order to speak to these issues. The proposed area is area H, the Slocan Valley.

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To see the existing bylaws for area E and F along with the proposed bylaws for area H go to www.rdck. Animal_Control-1.pdf

Are you in favour of rural area dog control bylaws? click here The deadline for submitting responses to these surveys is noon, Thursday October 13. We will present the results of this week’s survey in our next Update.

THE ANSWERS TO LAST WEEKS SURVEY Do you think that Nelson needs more franchise restaurants?

No 84.5% Yes 8.6%

WE can rarely afford to dine because restaurants are expensive here. THERE are a lot of fun places to eat in Nelson. Franchise restaurants would take away from the quaintness of the city.

Depends 6.9%

KEEP it local and simple WE are blessed with may unique and incredible places to eat. If I or someone wants a big mac or a Tib Bit, we can go to Castlegar.

FRANCHISE restaurants fill up our landfills with all of the disposable containers that they serve everything in, they starve local businesses by offering artificial “food” at artificially low prices, they don’t pay their employees a living wage, they STINK: has anyone walked by a McDonalds lately -gross. One thing they excel at is combining everything that is wrong with the world into one easy location. IF you really need an Iced Cap or a Big Mac that badly, you can go to Castlegar! I love living here precisely because there is no MacDonalds, just good, handmade, organic burgers! IT is one of the charms of the place - there are more than enough good and affordable restaurants in Nelson already! ALL these options are offered by local business, at a much superior quality.

VOMIT spew diabetes inhancers PLEASE let’s keep these franchises out of town and let locally owned independent businesses fill the void if there really is one. NELSON’S got 50 + venues to grab something to eat & drink at. FRANCHISES are an economic siphon out of the community. They also make it easy for people to stick to what they know (even if its not that good) and to not try local and unique eating/drinking experience. Please, let’s preserve diversity and independence and keep Nelson from becoming “Everytown”. Take a picture of most town’s franchise strip and it becomes unidentifiable, just another town that looks like all others. A horrible fate I wish to avoid. WE also have Quizno’s (mall) and Tim’s and McBarf are in Castlegar (a good distance.)

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Do you think that Nelson needs more franchise restaurants? MCDONALD’S menu is 100% healthier than in the 1980’s THIS is a community that is unique and has wonderfully unique dinging choices. Let’s encourage people to eat healthy food - at home and if and when they go out. NELSON is unique because it doesn’t look like every other city in America. Let’s keep it that way... OK, maybe Tims’s... sometimes I have to walk a whole half block just to get a cup of coffee...and I really need to get some more empty calories from fast foods. ONE of the things that makes Nelson uniquely enjoyable is the virtual absence of franchise restaurants-none of those listed in the survey has anything to offer that Nelson doesn’t already have in far higher quality

except low paying jobs for young people. I don’t think we should consider the data gathered from new residents to be a mandate for planning in Nelson. I remember being asked this question as a new resident and I didn’t know yet what might be “missing.” So I see how new residents would come up with the name of a familiar brand off the top of their heads. Once they’ve been here longer, they might come to appreciate the locally owned businesses and see that we have plenty of convenient, inexpensive restaurants and coffee shops. NELSON is filled with great little restaurants. We certainly don’t need unhealthy chain restaurants clogging up our beautiful little city! Move somewhere else if you want fast food. We are a very health conscious

If yes, which restaurants would you like to see?

McDonalds 25% Tim Hortons 75% Second Cup 0% Boston Pizza 12.5% Denny’s 12.5% Other: 12.5%

East Side Marios Asian/Noodle/Healthy/Community giving

community- Let’s keep it that way!!!!! MOVING to Nelson to ‘partner’ with the community is like any relationship; one should not expect the new partner to change to suit their needs and concept of who they think the partner should be, but rather make the decision to enter the relationship based on what they already know and are willing to accept and live with. Not all relationships are meant to be. Dressing up a fast food joint in heritage clothing does nothing to change the reality of what it represents: low wages, poor quality ‘nutrition’, and corporate greed. We have an abundance of restaurants... let our local citizens who labour hard in their establishments (and places of work) make a decent living! They are far more likely to spend the money here, or elsewhere in the province and country. A unique little town with lots of other, more healthy restaurant choices - why would we want junk? THE uniqueness and high quality of Nelson’s restaurants are part of Nelson’s greatness. SCREW all those insidious clowns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LET the supply and

demand support any business, including restaurants. WE have enough franchise restraunts including the mentioned and edos, quiznos, panago, and Canadian 2 for 1. Castlegar 45 minutes away has all that stuff anyways. DOWN with corporate food! Doesn’t that go against everything that creating a local food economy here is all about? Not to mention the nutritional nightmare. Forget the franchises but we could use a few more affordable and unpretentious eating places that focus on local food in Nelson. As it stands now, most restaurants here are overpriced. And the food? NOT worth it. ONE of Nelson’s charms is that franchise restaurants are not in the forefront, but smaller, unique, electic food venues are. Both for residents and visitors. I do not come to Nelson to eat at Kentucky Fried or A&W or Subway......never, never. Let them go somewhere else. WE have a huge number of locally-owned restaurants, serving great food. Why spoil it with junk and lose money to others outside the community?

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Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 17

live music

Fri. Oct. 7. Dominique Fraissard and Friends. The Royal 9 p.m. Traditional folk pieces to urban grooves. DJ El Jimador will wrap the evening up. Tickets $10 available at Royal Espresso and Aaron Nazrul and the Boom Booms - The Spirit Bar All Request DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill

Sat. Oct. 8.

Bassbizniz Harvest Party - The 8:30p.m. Take your turn in the Spirit Bar spot light or enjoy the talented Sun. Oct. 9. folk that do. Royal Blues Jam. 4p.m. - 8p.m. Thurs. Oct. 13 A weekly afternoon of Blues Sly Violet. Sleep is for Sissies, featuring Nelson’s blues players Winlaw. Indie folk music. as hosted by Craig Atkins Kiyo Elkuf and friends at the Mon. Oct. 10 Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p. Sarah & Rich at the Library m. Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m. Drunk Uncle w/ friends. The Tues. Oct. 11 Royal. 8 p.m. Full of energy Magic Bus with Bass Skidz garage punk trio. Tickets availfeaturing Billy Bangers and able at the door, Price TBA Django. The Royal. 10 p.m. Fri. Oct. 14 Local electronic music. No DJ Express. The Royal. Ticket cover. info and times TBA The Jones Brothers Jam Band. Below The Belt - Spiritbar Finleys. 8p.m. Come down and enjoy some great music or bring along your instrument and join in. Cliff Maddix and friends 6p.m. The Library Lounge

The Marc Atkinson Quartet. 8 p.m. at The Capitol Theatre 421 Victoria Street Tickets are $20 adult and $16 full time student and are available at the Capitol Box Office, Charge by phone to 250.352.6363 or buy online Culture Brown and the Reggae Mission/dj’s-Buck Lee and Rasta Pete. The Royal. 9 p.m. Energizing Jamaican-born Wed. Oct. 12 Sudoku Classic Difficulty Level - Medium Classic ReggaeDifficulty - Easy sk9E000393 artist Level now living in Paul Landsberg at the Library Canada. $20 at the door. Openinig Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. sets by DJ’s DubSoulJah and Variety Shows with Estevan Buck Lee! Live Reggae Music and Tracey Lynn. The Royal. for the Massive

Sat. Oct. 15 OTT. The Royal. 8 p.m. Unique modern electro-acoustic dubs with generous spat of indigenous sounds from around the world. Shambhala headliner and Nelson favourite. Tickets are $25 in advance / $30 door and available at and Eddy Music Mat the Alien - Spiritbar

Sun. Oct. 16 Niko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. Karaoke. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill. 9p.m.


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Bear Smart Tip: Hang bird feeders between two trees and affix a plastic shower rod cover over the wire at each end to prevent bears from grabbing on. Get Bear Smart info: 250-359-6611

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Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 17

special events

Fri. Oct. 7 Potluck Celebration. 5 p.m.10 p.m. Passcreek Hall, 1989 Passcreek Road. Celebrating seniors and their gifts. entertainment by the Nick and Ruth Kozub and The Claybrick Boys. For more information, contact or ph: 250 365 5327 Anne DeGrace Book Launch, 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library. For more information contact 250-352-6333 or visit http://nelson.bclibrary. ca/about/events/anne-degracebook-launch Snowboard Film Premiere. The Capoital Theatre. Doors

open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 at Tribute, Ripping Giraffe,Valhalla Pure Outfitters, online and at the door. For more info: http://

Seasonal Crafts and activites, fun guessing contests and refreshments. Admission by donation with all proceeds going to charity.

Tues. Oct. 11

$10 and are available online at or by phone 250.352.6363. For more information, visit selkirk. ca/mir or call 250-365-1234.

Fri. Oct. 14

One Book, One Kootenay Learning in Retirement Book reading tour featuring Rossland Fair. Ten LIR published authors Unplugged music event at Author Rosa Jordan. 7:30 pm. and illustrators. 10 a.m. Silver Ellisons market and cafe at at the Nelson Public Library. for King. $3 more information contact 250Sat. Oct. 15 noon 352-6333 Take it off day. The Nelson Fundraising fashionshow Wed. Oct. 12 Trading Company. Donate event at Ric’s Grill in support Canada and the Art of War. The your hair for wigs for cancer of Breast Cancer Research and Capital Theatre. 7 p.m. Speaker patients or come and support Habitat for Humanity Lohn Siebert shares his belief the cause. for more informaSun. Oct. 9 about Canada’s military role in tion visit www.maternitycorner. Family fall fair. Touchstone the world. Tickets for adults com/anniesboutique/articles/ Museum. 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. are $12, seniors and students take_it_off.html

Sat. Oct. 8



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Watch Chris and George do some wicked bluegrass busking

David Burda plays the old European instrument, the Hurdi Gurdi

Watch Winay Taki, our Peruvian visitors play thier traditional music at the Baker St. Market

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The Nelson Scrabble Club meets at 1p.m. For further Alzheimers/ Dementia information, please call 250Caregiver support group meet352-6936 ings. 2nd Wednesday Monthly. Sundays 7 p.m. Call 250-352-6788 or email Lhoskin@alzheimerbc. RC Electric Buggy and org for more info. truggy dirt track racing, at 6 NEW Downtown Baker Street mile North Shore, 11a.m. Farmers Market. Inside the the Nelson Trading Company. St. John’s Lutheran Church 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come down Service. Everyone welcome to to ejoy the last ciouple of weeks 4p.m. worship. 21 Silica St. to buy local crafts and produce 250-354-3308 as well as enjoy great local Nelson United Church Service. entertainment. 10 a.m. All are welcome. 602 Nelson Women’s Centre Drop- Silica St. 250-352-2822 in. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing Cribbage at the Legion beverand food. 420 Mill St. 250-352age room, 12:45p.m. 250-3529916 7727 Darts at the Nelson Legion. Ascension Lutheran Church 7:30p.m. 250-352-7727 Service 10:15a.m. 1805 Thursdays Silverking Rd. All are welcome. Nelson Women’s Centre. Drop- 250-352-2515 in. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing Quaker Meetings at 723 Ward and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352- St. Upstairs. 10a.m. 250-3549916 3859. Everyone welcome Toastmasters: Improve your Texas Hold’em Poker at the public speaking, communication Nelson Legion. 12p.m. Last and leadership skills. 2nd and Sunday of every month. 2504th Thursday of every month. 352-7727 Mondays Acupuncture for Addictions. Free Scottish Country Dancing 7 drop-in clinic. 9:30a.m. Located at to 9 pm at the Central School 333 Victoria St., 2nd Floor. 250-505Gym, 811 Stanley Street (use 7248 the Mill street entrance). For Fridays more info contact Kathy at 359Gender Outlaws, a support 7545 or June at 352-1836. and social group for trans and Pool Table Nights, Finley’s gender diverse folks. 250-354- Irish Bar and Grill 5362 La Leche League (breastfeedSaturdays ing information and support). Cottonwood Market 9:30a.m. 3rd Monday of each month, 10 at Cottonwood Falls Park - 11:30 a.m. 312 Silica St. 250Meat Draws at Nelson Legion. 352-3583 3:30p.m., in beverage room with Heritage Harmony Barbershop Karaoke after. 250-352-7727 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

Tuesdays Drumming Cirlce. 2nd and 4th Tuesday evening monthly. 509 Front St.7 - 9 p.m. 250 -352-05616

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

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Are you the ultimate ski bum? Once again the ski operators and packagers in the Kootenay Rockies region, also known as the Powder Highway in the winter, are working together and are offering the “ULTIMATE” Prize Package Giveaway. This prize package is valued at over $30,000! One sole winner will win a season pass at eight ski resorts (Fairmont, Fernie, Kicking Horse, Kimberley, Panorama, Red, Revelstoke & Whitewater); 4 days of heli-skiing (CMH HeliSkiing, Great Cdn HeliSkiing; Purcell Helicopter Skiing & Selkirk Tangiers Heliskiing); 8 days of snowcat skiing (Big Red Cats, Fernie Wilderness Adventures, Island Lake Catskiing, K3 Cat Skiing, Monashee Powder Snowcats, Selkirk Wilderness Skiing, Valhalla Powdercats and White Grizzly Catskiing);

90 nights of accommodation; transportation and a gas card. It’s a colossal adventure of a lifetime for one lucky individual and one monster collaborative social media marketing campaign for the entire region. By teaming our efforts together, the 36+ sponsors are showcasing the region’s renowned ski and snowboard product to the world. Through various marketing initiatives and sponsorships, the contest will be broadcast to 20+ million Facebook fans! “Like” us and join the excitement OR enter to WIN! Winner to be announced on Thursday, Dec. 15. For more information and how to enter visit www.powderhighway. com/SkiBum/

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Garage Sales

LOOKING FOR 1992-1995 Honda Civic hatchback, don’t care if it runs, auto or manual 250-825-4152

TENT-TRAILER, STOVE, HOUSEHOLD items, tools, renovation items, including woodstove hearth pad. 1702 Bealby Road. Oct 8. 8a.m.-3p.m. 250352-1221

Automotive-Tires/ Parts/Other

UTILITY TRAILER MADE from truck box. Good tires, wiring needs repair, some rust, $25 250-825-4256 ‎4 WINTERS ON RIMS. Blizzak WS-60 Uni-T 215/70R-15 Used 1 season New $1200. $800 OBO 250-352-5245

Automotive-Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

91’ TOYOTA PICKUP 22re fuel injected, lowered, 2wd, new spark-plugs and spark-plug wires $1000 250-825-4152

Christmas Craft Faires

LAST CALL FOR Artisan vendors for juried Christmas fair December 2-4 at the Prestige email kootenaychristmasfa for an application


SINGLE BED & box spring, with headboard and frame $50 Filing cabinet $25 Larry 250-354-7430 PLANNING MAP DRAWERS 4wx4d refurbished in birch. 7 drawers with work surface top $350. 250-229-4178 Balfour

Health & Fitness

HOMEOPATH IN NELSON! Individualized care. For acute and chronic complaints. Call Margo MacLaren 250-354-7072 AM RELOCATING TO Nelson & am looking for health-minded hiking, Aikido, & ballroom (latin) dance buddies. larotth@live. com

Help Wanted

LOOKING IN NELSON: Any Admin / bookkeeping / data entry / financial admin work. Mature, professional, experienced.

House Sitting

WANTED: TO HOUSE-SIT in Nelson. Am mature, reliable, clean, quiet. Will do yard upkeep.

Misc. for Sale

CASH FOR OLDER, new, dead, unused computers, laptops & parts (all post-2003) Jordan, Castlegar, 250-608-3548 CENTRIFUGAL CASTING UNIT -everything you need except kiln to cast metal objects $100. Nicole 250-505-5358 THULE MOUNTAINEER SKI

Free Reader Classified Listings Reader classified ads are free for three weeks at no cost, 15 words or less. Limit 1 ad per phone number per week. Additional words are $0.25 each per week. Commercial and association classified advertising. is $5.00 for the first 15 words and $0.25 for each additional word per week. This is payable by Visa/Master Card.

BOX - holds all your camping equipment or ski gear! $300obo - 250-352-1376 COMPUTERS FOR SALE, $30-$150, XP/Windows7 systems, email me for specs/prices, , Jordan, Castlegar, 250-6083548, 4 MICHELIN ALPIN tires 235/75R14. Mounted on Ford rims. Will fit F150 or Explorer $400. 250-352-7144

Misc. Wanted

WANTED: 12’ TRAMPOLINE with enclosure. Call tam 3544535


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1 FURNISHED BEDROOM available October 1st. $500/month + util., laundry and wifi. Phone Martine 250-551-9275

Rentals Wanted

WANTED: NELSON HOUSESITTING or room rental. I’m a mature, reliable, clean, quiet, healthy SWF. Cat? larotth@live. com


AM RELOCATING TO Nelson & would like to connect with spiritually-minded souls for heart-tohearts & friendship. larotth@live. com

Sports Equipment

NEW CABIN IN Beasley available immediately. Loft,kitchen, clawfoot tub/shower. $675 + utilities. Pets considered. 250 359-7979 BEAUTIFUL 2 BR 1000 sq. ft. home, steep plowed 4WD access in winter, 15 minutes from downtown Nelson, Nov. 1. Looking for a couple who wants a country home, organic gardening, great view. NS/ND. $950 plus utilities. Call 250-352-7224.

GIRLS THOR MX Riding Apparel: pants(size 24),jersey(size M)& matching riding gloves. Fits youth 8-10. 250-354-3867 ROCKY MAUNTAIN BIKE fusion, 8/3 gears, new tires, 4 travel bags and gear, $250. 250509-0031 THULE FRONTIER SKI box $250obo. Yakima Sky box Pro 18 *NEW* $600 obo call 250352-1806

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