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Friday, November 11, 2011 Vol. 1, No. 36

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Rememberance Day 2010 brought a very diverse and caring community together for human tribute. The Rememberance Day 2011 parade starts at the Legion at 10:30 a.m. and meets at City Hall at 11 p.m. for a memorial service

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Community news Arts & entertainment In Memory Opinion & editorial Election Coverage Suduko Survey Crossword Live music Special Events Ongoing Events Classifieds

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War Amps legacy lives on As he lays a wreath today at the Nelson Remembrance Day Service, Cody Archambeault, 17, of Winlaw, will be passing on a special legacy from The War Amps. Cody, a right leg amputee due to cancer, is proud to belong to Operation Legacy, in which members of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program pass the Association’s remembrance message from war ampu-

tee veterans to the younger generation. Though Operation Legacy members have not experienced war firsthand, they know what it is like to live without a limb – a bond they share with war amputee veterans. They will continue The War Amps tradition of “amputees helping amputees” and pass on the remembrance message long into the future.

Opinion - Voice of Occupy Nelson

We honour our Veterans by Brett Rhyno, on behalf of Occupy Nelson On the morning of Legion can have full use of Wednesday, Nov. 9, the the space for Remembrance town square in front of Day ceremonies on Friday Nelson City Hall was a Nov, 11. The reason we less colourful site than it moved today is to allow the has been for the previous city to prune the trees and three weeks. No signs were blow-out the sprinkler sysdisplayed and no tents tem in order to get ready were present either. Has for winter. the Occupation ended you The relocation is an might wonder? Have the example of the way that Occupiers gone home? Occupy Nelson participants The answer, I’m glad have worked with the comto relate, is no. We are still munity in an inclusive and here, just temporarily relo- respectful manner. Many cated around the corner. among us did not feel that You can see our Resource our presence on the square tent on the grass just below would impede the ceremothe parking lot. nies, but we heard the voicWhat has happened is es that were concerned, and that in order to honour the decided that the best way to Veterans we have moved honour the Veterans was to out of the square so that the listen to them..


Nelson Cadet mourns at the 2010 Rememberance Day ceremony at City Hall

Dog bylaw survey results In August 2011, the Regional District of Central Kootenay undertook a nonbinding Opinion Poll in Electoral Area H (Slocan Valley) to gauge the community’s interest in having a bylaw to regulate the keeping of dogs. As of todays’s date, 37.5% of the Opinion Poll surveys were returned with 69.2% of those residents who returned the survey not in favour of

implementing a dog control service in area H. The Area Director will make a decision as to whether or not to proceed with implementling and enforcing a dog regulatory bylaw or taking other actions to reduce the dog conflict issues in Electoal Area H. For more informationcontact Dawn Attorp 250352-6665

Missing Nakusp woman found in fatal accident The Nakusp and Revelstoke RCMP have located the missing 83 yr old Nakusp woman, following several days of search efforts.

RCMP Air Services discovered the vehicle November 5 submerged in Arrows Lake, followed by a recovery of the deceased woman from her vehicle by

the RCMP diver team on not been heard from since. November 6. The next of kin were She had last been seen immediately notified. on October 24th, 2011, travReleased on behalf of: eling to Revelstoke for an S/Sgt. Jacquie Olsen eye appointment, but had Revelstoke Detachment

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Transit cuts, changes and additional routes finalized To improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the transit system, BC Transit customers in Nelson will see a number of schedule and route changes starting Monday, November 14. Service changes include a new 10 North Shore run to Balfour. The last trip will now leave Downtown Nelson at 8:40 p.m. and arrive at Balfour at 9:25 p.m. A new service will also be provided to Blewett. The new route 24 NelsonBlewett, which will make three return trips a day and will be monitored for customer use for a period of 6 months.

To improve access to and from Castlegar, a new evening trip on the 99 Nelson-Castlegar will meet the connector leaving Trail, and be of benefit to students and workers. The last trip from Nelson to Castlegar now leaves Ward at Baker at 4:55 p.m. and the last trip from Castlegar to Nelson now leaves Selkirk College at 5:45 p.m. Strong ridership aboard the 99 and community feedback has proven the demand for this expanded service. To achieve efficiency in the overall system, a number of routes have also been adjusted: 3 Rosemont – route will

continue on Observatory and no longer serve Perrier Road 2 Fairview – route will continue on Gordon and no longer serve Radio Avenue Waldorf run is discontinued District of Central Kootenay and BC Transit.

Decisions about fares, routes and service levels are made by the City of Nelson and the Regional District of Central Kootenay. Other minor service changes can be found on board in the new Rider’s Guide or at

The Canadian Federation of University Women in partnership with The Nelson Star and The Nelson & District Teachers’ Association hosts the

Nelson All Candidates Meeting and Forum Wednesday, November 16, 7-9 p.m. Central School Gym, 811 Stanley Street

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Bob Adams for Council

“Committed to Our Community” Serving Nelson Seniors Branch #51, Seniors Co-ordinating Society, Social Planning Action Committee Nelson & District Housing Director for 7 years, Childcare Board member of Childcare Resource and Referral Centre Committees on Homelessness and Affordable Housing, Community First Co-op


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Wednesday, Nov. 16, 7-9 p.m. Central School Gymnasium No marijuana party munity-minded organizacandidate nor Levitator tion. but that doesn’t mean The CFUW is a volunthat there won’t be any teer-run, non-profit organiexcitement at this year’s zation of more than 10,000 All Candidates Meeting female graduates who parand Open Forum. where ticipate in public affairs the public will be treated and promote the education to the colorful Richard of women and girls. Rowberry, who is running Sponsored by as the ghost of former the Nelson Canadian mayor John Houston. Federation of University This Forum hosted Women (CFUW), the by the CFUW for over Nelson Star and the 30 years is a Nelson Nelson District Teachers’ Tradition! It started out Association, because the communities For more informaneed for someone to host an election forum. The tion contact Pat Reid CFUW feels that part of or thier mandate is as a com- call 250-505-5561

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BC MP brings campaign to West Kootenay

Brown Bag Lunch with Nathan Cullen Monday, Nov 14, The Nelson Trading Company. Noon - 2 p.m. Drinks with Nathan Cullen, Monday, Nov 14, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Hume Hotel, The Benwell Lounge, No Minors Nathan Cullen is vis- it’s so far from Ottawa,” iting the West Kootenays he said. “It’s a place where November 14 and 15, as new ideas and new politics part of his campaign to lead emerge, and people focus the federal NDP. on getting things done not Cullen, a four-term MP Ottawa’s games.” from the northern BC riding Cullen, 39, was first electof Skeena-Bulkley Valley, ed in 2004 and is the only is on a prolonged tour of Western candidate to run for his home province. “One NDP leadership -- and also of the things I like most the only candidate to have about British Columbia is defeated a Conservative MP.

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Experienced and Respected Leadership

Today we remember all those who

suffered and died for the freedoms we enjoy. With grateful hearts, we honour them. May peace and justice prevail.

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Christmas Faire Guide We’re going on a book hunt 19th Annual Queen City Christmas Craft Faire Friday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Lots of crafts, bake table and door prizes. Admission: $3, kids 12 & under free.

11th Annual Baker St. Christmas Craft Faire Friday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Best Western on Baker St. Admission $2. Over 40 of the Kootenays finest artisans & crafters. Info, Holly, 250-825-4425.

“Christmas in the Valley” Craft Faire Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Legion Hall 502 Harold St, Slocan. Everyone Welcome! Vendors wanted. Phone 250-355-2672 for application.

Kootenay Christmas Fair Friday, Dec. 2 from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. 50 artisan vendors, gingerbread house workshop and live music. For more information email Aviva Steele at Kootenaychri

Christmas by the Lake Friday, Dec. 2 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Silverton

Kaslo Christmas Craft Faire Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Legion in Kaslo. As part of the 25th anniversary Christmas Lightup Celebration the same day.

Winlaw Hall’s Christmas Craft Fair Saturday. Dec. 10, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Vendors wanting to participate call Carey, 250-226-7702.

Ymir Community Hall Christmas Craft Fair Sunday. Dec. 11, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Last Chance Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, Dec. 17, Harrop Hall, 6066 McConnell Rd, Harrop. Vendors wanting to participate call, 250-229-5370.

The Nelson Public Library has teamed up with author Chris McMahen from Salmon Arm in a fun and exciting way to explore the outdoors and share his new book Box of Shocks. Over the next month, young readers across British Columbia will have the opportunity to take part in The Box of Shocks Geocache Book Hunt. Boxes containing a copy of Box of Shocks are hidden in and around communities throughout British Columbia. Nelson is one of the chosen communities.

The GPS Co-ordinates of the Nelson box are: N 49 29.723 W 117 18.046 Those finding the box and their copy of Box of Shocks are asked, in the spirit of geocaching, to replace the book with another novel suitable for young readers. The location of all the boxes are listed on www. For more information contact the Library @ 250352-8283 or check out our website at http://nelson.

Library Story Club Tuesday, Nov. 9. 3:30 p.m. Nelson Pulbic Library Ever heard of tales to be read and told at Goldie Socks and the 3 the Nelson Public Library Li”bear”ians? Or how Story Club (Fractured Fairy about the Three Armadillo Tales). Crafts, games and Sisters venture through a snacks are all part of this culvert inhabited by a spinfun filled hour for 6 to 8 yr. dly legged coyote with a big appetite for armadillo olds. For more information chilli—and a hankering for or to preregister call 250fine armadillo-skin boots? This is just a sampling 352-6333 or 250-352-8283. of some of the twisted Limited space.

Ready, set, read The 8th Annual Kootenay Book Weekend was another success. Guest author Ruth Ozeki, charmed the participants with her humour, insight and compassionate views of the world. Next year’s author will be Kathrine Govier featuring “Ghost Brush”. Other novels to be discussed are : “Winter

Garden” by Kristen Hannah, “The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford and “The Postmistress” by Sarah Blake. It’s never to early to start on these books for next years exciting event. For further information go to Submitted by Susan Faye

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Hip Hop icon KRS-One plays Nelson

Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the Spirit Bar. Tickets available at the Hume Hotel front desk In order to understand Thunder’s first album and several KRS-One, it is imperative remixes for Ziggy Marley. He that you either understand has done ground-breaking Hip-Hop as opposed to rap work with Billy Bragg, or open your mind to the The Neville Brothers reality of what is going and R.E.M. Having lectured at on around you. His career began in 1986 and since Harvard, Yale, Vassar, then no other rap or Hip- Columbia, N.Y.U. and Hop artist has come close Stanford, KRS-One is to his consistency with hit rightfully nicknamed albums. He is by far the “the teacher”. KRSnumber one recorded Hip- One represents hardcore Hip-Hop: The uncomHop lyricist in the world. KRS-One is responsible prising views of innerfor pushing Hip-Hop culture city youth faced with and rap music to some of its a society that does most advanced levels. He not represent them. has influenced the reggae KRS-One has been market with his work on the quoted as saying first Shabba Ranks album, “This is rebellious Sly & Robbie’s Silent music, not gangAssassins album, Shelly ster music.”

Local artist documents spiritual locations in the West Kootenay Art exhibit at Kootenay Gallery, Castlegar – Nov. 18 to Feb. Nelson resident Tea Alliance is complete. Preville announced that her Using her Nelson studio project, Churches, Temples as epi-centre, Tea researched a and Tipis – 50 Km Spiritual 50 Km radius, photographed Diet, in partnership with and painstakingly painted 36 Columbia Basin Trust and images - oil on linen canvas to Columbia Kootenay Cultural meet her mandate with CBT

and CKCA. To-date 64 locations have been discovered within the 50 Km radius. Tea continues to paint the images. Tea started exhibiting her worksofWhimsicalCanadiana in 2010 and is an active

member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. She was awarded funding by CBT and CKCA for Churches, Temples & Tipis. Visit or visit

Sarah Slean takes the stage Saturday, Nov. 19. The Royal. 8 p.m. The Royal is very happy to present Canadian singer songwriter Sarah Slean. As a child Sarah Slean was a gifted student of music. Now at age 34 with numerous awards, a handful of albums and a couple of university degrees, Slean has certainly proved her talent and devotion to her art. She’s a talented musician,

a writer and poet, a sincere performer, a true artist and the staff at the Royal are extremely proud to have her grace the stage. This will be an intimate evening with a special artist that you won’t want to miss. Tickets $30 available at Royal Espresso, Eddy Music and

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Oh what wicked socks we weave

Weavers Guild annual sale and exhibit Friday, Nov. 18, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Quality Inn, 1935 Columbia Ave., Castlegar. Admission is free Shuttles are flying, wheels are whirring, and knitting needles are clicking as the members of the Selkirk Weavers and Spinners’ Guild prepare for their annual sale and exhibit this month. Admission is free. Cotton, linen, wool, silk, alpaca, and mohair are some of the natural fibres which are the first choice of guild members to work with. Tea towels and table linens in a full spectrum of colours are the hottest of items. The variety of weaving patterns, combed with colours, earns these humble items the term “functional art.” Over the last few years, hand-knit socks have made an appearance at Guild sales.

“We have several members who have such patience and fine knitting skills, fashioning the coziest socks in the most delightful colours. One of our members, Sheila Hawton, who knits two socks at a time on circular knitting needles,” states Sandra Donohue, a guild member from Robson. About twenty members make up the Selkirk Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild. Awong meeting regularly they also run a gift shop with demos in weaving and spinning during the summer months. For more information about the Guild, please call Sandra Donohue at 250-3657084 or e-mail the Guild at

SWSG member Sandra Donohue waeving for the Guilds Fall Sale

Unplugged Music at Ellison’s Saturday, Nov. 12, noon to 3 p.m. at Ellison’s Market and Cafe Opening this week’s across Western Canada as Unplugged Sessions at noon a founding member in an is a new singer/songwriter to original art rock, reggae, the stage. blues band Brynn Forsey is sixteen Closing act is Bessie years old, she’s been singing Wapp and Ben Johnson, for three years and accom- the two halves of Tek panies herself on guitar. She Düet, perform sensuous names her influences as The songs & rhythms from Be Good Tanyas, Coeur de Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia, Pirate, Bon Iver, Iron and Bulgaria, Romania, Greece Wine and Horse Feathers. and Yiddish traditions. Her ultimate goal is to cre- Enjoy a transporting journey ate music that people enjoy to Eastern Europe via the and this is where that goal Bessie’s haunting voice and will start! accordion accompanied by Next up is Marty Carter, Ben’s oud, santoor and perwho’s been performing cussion. Ben Johnson and Bessie Wapp get ready for thier unplugged preformance at Ellison’s Cafe

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inMemory Joseph Henry Bourgeois Joseph Henry Bourgeois passed away on November 4, 2011 at Jubilee Manor at age 83. Born in Crescent Valley May 18, 1928 to pioneers Henri and Hortense Bourgeois who moved from Quebec to Nelson in 1905. They homesteaded in Crescent Valley in 1908, which at that time was called Bourgeois Siding on the CPR railroad. Over the next 25 years Henri built up his farm and dairy business. The barn is still standing today. Joe’s 7 older brothers and sisters took their turns hand milking 30 cows before and after school. At age 16 Joe delivered milk to homes in the South Slocan area. Milk cans were sent to CM&S (Cominco) in Trail by train. Many of Joe’s friends learned to drive the milk truck. In 1950 Joe began work for West Kootenay Power patrolling power lines, in 1954 he joined the line crew as truck driver/ maintenance and construction crew. Upon retirement in 1988 he had a safety record of 38 years. In 1955, he married Josephine Stonoski. They had 2 children Ron and Christine, living in South Slocan for 47 years. He was resourceful and liked to work with his hands repairing household items and cars. In 2002 they moved to Taghum where he continued to be always on call to help friends, neighbours’ and

community. He is survived by his wife Josephine of 56 years, son Ron (Pam) grand daughters Nicole and Shay of Madison, Wisconsin, daughter Christine LePage (Doug) of Nelson, grandson Stuart (Nadine) of Kamloops and grand daughter Renee of Vancouver, brother in law John Stonoski (Hilda) of Abbotsford, brother in law Ed Stonoski (Bev) of Langley. Sister Mariette of Windsor Ontario. Predeceased by parents and siblings Cecile, Gaston, Yvette, Helen, Louis, and Maurice. Mass of Christian Burial was held at Cathedral of Mary Immaculate,Thursday, November 10, 2011 with Father Jim Ratcliffe as celebrant. Interment followed in the Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery. Anyone wishing to donate in Joe’s memory, please consider Kootenay Lake Hospital Retinology Clinic, Nelson #3 View Street, Nelson VIL 2VI or St. Joseph’s School, 523 Mill Street, Nelson V1L 4S2. Heartfelt thanks to Dr Noiles, Dr. Janz, the nurses and staff of Broader Horizons, Kootenay Lake Hospital, Mountain Lake Seniors Community and Jubilee Manor. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. on line condolences may be expressed at

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Fish Heads and Flowers

Flowers to the kind store manager who gave my children the helium balloons from your store display when you noticed how they were enthralled with them. It was a thoughtful gesture and the kids are still playing with them. Signed: Appreciative mom Flowers To the wonderful tellers and the special man in line that helped out my elderly father-in-law when he had a bad fall in a local business. Its nice to be part of a caring community!! Thanks to the ambulance paramedics and the doctors in emergency. He is home recovering nicely. Signed: Grateful for caring people. Fisheads To negative people who think that we are doomed and nothing can be done about the state of the world. If manifestation is real do we really want to chance it with negative thoughts? Signed: There is always a brighter tomorow Flowers To my neighbours that told us that “the deer are making a buffet out of your cedars!’ Since our update we have put up deer fencing. Thanks Signed: The buffet is now closed Flowers To the many skilled, unique and dedicated crafters of the Kootenays. You really are a key aspect to the spirit of our home. Your hard work shows Signed: Looking forward to the Christmas Markets

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Publisher’s Note: Nelson Becker

We must support our veterans Veterans of war need our support Remembrance Day is held in Canada on Friday, Nov. 11. The purpose is to remember the members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty since World War I. We need to remember, so we can be clear about the need for nonviolent solutions to our conflicts. Veterans are heroes because they fought for their country. Too many come back to Canada liv-

ing with physical disabilities. Too many soldiers return with either debilitating depression or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Being a veteran does not guarantee you a job or housing. We look forward to a more peaceful world. Our veterans serve to remind us that we need to put an end to war and that there are ways to resolve our conflicts peacefully. Let the veterans be our teachers.

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and Area E blog and made decisions that were well thought out and effective. Most important on Nov.19, get out and vote. John Vanden Heuvel Nelson, BC

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Election Coverage Ask the Candidates The Express News Update asked all the candidates for Nelson, Regional District Area E and Area F a series of

questions using the contact information provided by the BC government. The answers of all candidates who responded to this

week’s question have been included. This week we asked the candidates just to tell us a little bit about what

their priorities would be if elected. This concludes our question series for this election. Please remember to vote on Saturday, Nov. 19!

If elected, what would be one of your first priorities? Josh Smienk


What I see as a priority is to restore confidence in local government. Having a respite has been very grounding for me, people have been more open to pointing out their concerns with local government. The way the RDCK has been conducting public processes, discourages the sharing of issues, ideas and concerns with your neighbours. The use of counter petition process for raising funds where not one public information meeting is called and residents objections have to follow a process of collecting thousands of signatures to have a referendum, is not conducive to open and honest government. I believe it is important to ensure that the RDCK has a policy on consultation which will outline what the public can expect in all public processes. This should be developed with participation of the public not just elected officials. The recent increases in taxation of up to 40% in some areas in an economic climate when people having trouble making ends meet is in my opinion irresponsible.

Ramona Faust I want to gather all of the community groups in Area E together to carve out their priorities for the next three years. We have done some great work. With a planned approach we can use our resources strategically. Area E people have high volunteerism and don’t necessarily believe in tax contributions for recreation. We have three community halls, two renovated multipurpose churches, two renovated multi purpose school buildings, playgrounds, schools, parks, playing fields, a bike park, riding arenas, beaches, a converted ski hill/ recreation area, hiking trails. With all of this infrastructure to look after in Area E, the Kootenay Lake Hospital is still very important to residents and people in Blewett and rural Nelson still have a tax commitment to the Nelson Regional Recreation Complex. I would like to get a sense of how they want me to move forward with supporting their wishes and hard work.

Nelson’s mayoral candidates

Richard Rowberry

A Citizens’ Forum: Nelson enjoys a wide variety of opinions about how “they” should do things. A vocal few have the mobility, the time and willingness to express those opinions; many rarely get engaged – either through apathy or a sense that it won’t do any good; and others like things as they are, vote every three years and let it go at that. They all have valid points of view - all need a forum in which to express them.

I would like to get together with wiser heads than mine to develop a series of mechanisms to facilitate communication and consultation among council, city administration, issue stakeholders, community experts, and those who would appreciate the perspectives of others. I envision a combination of public meetings, on-line discussion groups, social media sites, all co-ordinated through the city’s website.

Trying to decide who to vote for Nov 19? Check out candidates’ answers to questions in our previous issues What do you see as the solution to our area’s homelessness and affordable housing problems?

Does Nelson and/ or the Regional District need more large industrial employers?

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If elected, what would be one of your first priorities?

Nelson’s council candidates Bob Adams:

Robin Cherbo

At the top of my agenda is formulating and ratifying policy to support an increase in the housing options for residents of our community and completion of the recommendations in the studies that the City has commissioned over the last six years. Action is required.

I will endeavour is to establish a friendly, working relationship with the newly elected City council members and the Mayor. My priority will be to look at the subject of public transit. Because six thousand citizens a year have used transit on Sunday, I will work with Council and staff to review the possibility of getting Sunday transit service back in the City and to be operated by City Public employees. All possibilities for transit can be reviewed, even if it is for reduced hours, to assist seniors, families and physical disabled people to be able to travel around the City on Sunday. I also wish to continue to work with staff and council to establish opportunities for public input into any major decisions that affects the community. ‘Principals of Public Participation’ is; “Those affected by a decision have the right to be involved in the decisionmaking process.”

Candace Batycki: The City has done some excellent planning in the last two years, with the input of hundreds of citizens and dozens of community groups and organizations, but even the best plans can gather dust without the political will to make them reality. The Path to 2040 Sustainability Strategy is intended to be an umbrella document that guides all future policy and planning decisions. Council now needs to work with city staff to look at all our plans and policies, and develop an implementation action plan. Once we have an action plan we can put in place the working groups and committees that can get to work to make our dreams real, always in consultation with the citizens of Nelson, both formally and informally. I’ll be looking for ways to keep activities effective, transparent and accountable, build bridges and partnerships, attract resources, and keep the public engaged.

Charles Jeanes Two personal priorities: establish relations with my council colleagues after being critical of them during the election campaign; read a lot of documents, research papers and legislation affecting this job of being a Nelson councillor, so I can be less at the mercy of city-hall experts on all

subjects. Ideally, I’ll try to bring what is happening on the streets (i.e. “Occupy!” demonstrations and ideals) into council chambers. Apply emerging visions of a better, post-capitalist world to what City Hall does. I need to say here that today, November 11, is Remembrance Day, so I’ll be in front of Nelson’s cenotaph as I have been for war memorial celebrations since 2007, protesting war. Grieving our war dead, while confusing that message with a “victory” celebration, is anti-educational. I’m an educator. So last, I’ll make educating Nelson citizens, about resolving their issues, a priority of my Council work.

Paula Kiss

Nelson’s cost of living is one of our most significant issues. Young families must find homes here, businesses must be able to hire and retain staff, low income people must be able to live modestly, but comfortably. Two of my main priorities would therefore be to: 1) Address housing affordability by encouraging development of smaller homes and suites. Progressive leadership can and must shift incentives from building huge homes to creating safe, modestly sized homes/suites for rent or ownership. This can be done by updating building bylaws, restructuring utili-

ties fees and connections rates. 2) Address the burden of car ownership by improving transit and encouraging development of Kootenay Carshare. I will find ways to work with BC transit on improving, routes and frequency of service. If we expect to preserve and enhance mobility, transit (like car sharing) must be not only viable, but functional, reliable and enjoyable to use.

Deb Kozak Council will be entering budget deliberations very soon after election. If elected, I want to address two items in the coming year - parks planning and water and sewer rates. The city has proactively addressed long term planning in the areas of sustainability, waterfront and downtown development and greenhouse gas reduction strategies to name a few. Considering that we hope to add two more parks on the waterfront in future, we need to have good planning in place to establish and maintain all of our amenities. I’m also interested in taking stock of where we are at in our water and sewer infrastructure upgrades. When we assess our progress, it may be possible to pull back on the aggressive rate increase structure that is in place. continued next page

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If elected, what would be one of your first priorities?

Nelson’s council candidates Donna Macdonald If I’m elected, one of my first priorities will be to work with my Council colleagues to divvy up the various committees and portfolios. I think we can organize our workload more effectively – perhaps moving back to a committee system rather than everyone having to know everything about everything. A major piece of work ahead is to oversee integration of the plans of the past three years and development of an action plan.

That’s a priority for me. Margaret Stacey Then, we’ll need to It would not be first begin discussing Council a single focal issue; it priorities for at least the would be to solidify and next year. Because come define our relationships January, we’ll sharpen our with the nearest Regional pencils and dive into the Districts and other citfinancial plan (budget) proies of the West Kootenay, cess. That’s very intense and complex, and it’s also where and that depends on the things can be made to hap- outcomes of their elecpen. The greatest ideas, the tions. Our biggest chalbest campaign intentions, go lenge and biggest asset, in view, - isEasy the relationDifficulty Difficulty Level my - Level Medium nowhere if Council doesn’t ship with our neighbours, allocate funds. and no matter what leadIt will also be a personal ership we provide on issues priority for me to remember in the City of Nelson, strato go skiing! tegic regional integration

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First Priorities for Local Politicians On Saturday, Nov. 19, we go to the polls to elect a mayor, a city council and a director for the Regional Disctrict. Once in office,

these people have a great responsibility to run our local government in the best interest of our community. There are so many different things

different people would like to see improved or fixed. What do you think the elected candidates first priorities should be?

What do you think the elected candidates first priorities should be?

click here The deadline for submitting responses to these surveys is noon, Thursday, Nov. 17. We will present the results of this week’s survey in our next Update.

THE ANSWERS TO LAST WEEKS SURVEY Does Nelson/Slocan/the Regional District need more large industrial employers?

MANUFACTURING, types that employ locally, but don’t destroy our environment. Also, I would like to see the local governments work with these employers. As a small employer we feel the weight of government regulations & mounds of paperwork. (RDCK especially) SMALL business, family based business, more money to creative entrepeneurs and keep the filthy industies in Trail and Castlegar where they are accept with open wallets! Let’s worry about our enviroment more that our economy. The enviroment means the every land! I liked Paula’s suggestion for Environmentally based businesses. YES, if they are like Pacific Insight; no smokestacks, no noise with the bulk of their manufactured products being exported and bringing large dollars back to the Kootenays economy; not to mention a multi million dollar local payroll !!! GREAT SUCCESS STORY!!!

WE have enough industrial centers in BC. Our background begs for something natural and invigorating... How about making Nelson & area the center of health & wellness? People would know our town as the place they can come to heal, breath fresh air, energize, normalize their weight, become strong and happy. People are slowly realizing that the health of an individual, and the community in whole, is the economic base for further development. INDUSTRIES that create or improve technologies to heat our homes and propell our cars with less fuel. BIG business comes with sacrifice, trees get cut, rocks get moved,water gets dirty, people protest, complain. Without compromise, understanding, give and take, what is out their that would hire a large amount of people and still please all? Still looking for the perfect business.

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I wouldn’t mind a large employer as long as they were committed to community, honest business practices, environmental responsibility, and social justice. It wouldn’t hurt if they were locally owned and privately or cooperatively held, as well. INDUSTRY or Economy first? Do we want the same filthy air, land and water quality as Castlegar and Trail? The stink? The poisons? The cancers?

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Events Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 20

live music

Fri. Nov. 11

Chaos Logic and Elk Hunt will Wil and CR Avery. The Royal. share the stage this night as 8 p.m. Wil is a roots rock singer well. Tickets $10 at the door Ellison’s Cafe presents Brynn songwriter. C.R. Avery is a one man band of blues, hip-hop, Forsey, Marty Carter, Tek Düet spoken word and good old rock (Bessie Wapp & Ben Johnson) n roll. Tickets $15 available at Unplugged, 12-3 Royal Espresso, Eddy Music Keys and Pipes. St Saviors and Church. 7 p.m. Inaurural Subvert, Fat Pat, Deeps with Fundraiser for a concert piano. PK Sound at the Spirit Bar. http:// Piano, harpsichord and recorder music. php?eid=223191624408138 Five Alarm Funk w/ Lint @ Spiritbar. https:// Sat. Nov. 12 Datura w/ Chaos Logic and Elk Hunt. The Royal. 8 p.m. php?eid=239141046141031 Sun. Nov. 13 Datura are the West Kootenay’s blackened/death-blast/melodic/ Judy Collins w/ Walter Parks. chakra-churning/soul-searing/ The Capitol Theatrel. 8 p.m. piledriving/groove metal band. Judy Collins is a Grammy win-

ning artist, was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame and at age 71, Collins is still writing, performing, and nurturing fresh talent. Opening the show will be Walter Parks, Ritchie Havens’ long time lead guitarist. Tickets $35 available through the Capitol Theatre Box Office or by phone 250-352-6363 Niko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. Karaoke. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill. 9p.m.

Wed. Nov. 16 KRS-One.The Spirit Bar. php?eid=237912309596774 Variety Shows w/ Estevan and Tracy Lynn. The Royal. 8:30 p.m. Come to listen, come to play! The stage is open. Paul Landsberg at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m.

Thurs. Nov. 17

Breakfluid. The Royal. 9p.m. Come enjoy an evening on the Mon. Nov. 14 dancefloor with Breakfluid. No Sarah & Rich at the Library cover! Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m. Kiyo Elkuf and friends at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 Tues. Nov. 15 p.m. Cliff Maddix and friends 6p.m. Fri. Nov. 18 The Library Lounge Ohbijou w/ Snowblink and Breakfluid. The Royal. 8p.m. Should I wear snow boots or rain boots? Distinct members of the Toronto indie pop scene Opening sets by Snowblink and Breakfluid. dr. science at the top (uphill). At each with increasing elevaMorgan Dehnel location I measured the ele- tion has been described Tickets $10 in advance / $15 day of show available at Royal When I leave my vation, the temperature and mathematically by the Espresso and www.liveatthehouse in Uphill there is a the snow depth. According “lapse rate”. The rate of lot of snow on the ground, to my GPS, there is a 65 cooling is approximately so how come it is rain- metre elevation difference 6.5˚C per 1000 metres. Neighbour @ the Spiritbar. http:// ing downtown? A vertical between downhill and mid- So, using this rate and a distribution of tempera- hill, and a 114 metre differ- 179 metre difference in php?eid=257747367605286 ture can affect whether ence in elevation between altitude, the difference All Request DJ. Finley’s Irish precipitation will fall as mid-hill and uphill, for a in temperature between Bar and Grill rain, snow, sleet or freez- total of 179 metres. The uphill and downhill Sat. Nov. 19 ing rain at the surface. To temperature on Baker was should be around 1.2˚C. see why my winter boots 1.5˚C and the snow depth Amazingly enough, (well, Sarah Slean/. The Royal. 8p.m. are only useful in Uphill, was a measly 3.5cm (hard- I think it is amazing) the This will be an intimate evening I measured whether there ly worth winter boots!) At difference in temperature with a special artist that you is a significant difference Observatory, the tempera- between uphill and downwon’t want to miss. Tickets in temperature between ture was 1.0˚C with a snow hill was 1.3˚C, almost $30 available at Royal Espresso, Uphill and downtown. I depth of 10cm. And, at the exactly what we expected Eddy Music and www.liveatthemade three stops along top of the hill, it was 0.2˚C using the lapse rate. So Stanley St., at Baker and there was at least 18cm enjoy Spring downtown 2 x UK Dmc Champ (downhill), at Observatory of snow on the ground. The while we enjoy winter in JFB at the Spirit Bar. http:// (mid-hill) and all the way temperature drop that occurs Uphill! Dr. Science is in real life, Dr. Morgan Dehnel, a particle accelerator physicist, and resident of Nelson. php?eid=109692662474500 Please send comments or questions regarding this column to

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Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 20

special events

Fri. Nov. 11 Rememberance Day ceremony and parade. Parade starts at 10:30a.m. finishing at City Hall at 11a.m. Staying Sane in Turbulent Times November 11-13, 2011 The Shambhala Centre, $215

Sat. Nov. 12 Downtown Baker Street Farmers Market. Inside the Nelson Trading Company. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buy local crafts and produce.

Wed. Nov. 16 Nelson All Candidates meeting and forum. 7p.m. tp 9p.m. Central Schooll Gym, 811 Stanley St. Be informed and interact with candidates running for mayor, city council and school trustee. Hosted by the Cnadian Federation of University Women. For more information call Pat at 250505-5561 patreid04@hotmail. com Downtown Baker Street Farmers Market. Inside the Nelson Trading Company. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buy local crafts and produce.

Thurs. Nov. 17 Contra dancing with live music, 7p.m. at the Scout Hall, 310 Cedar St. $8.

Fri. Nov. 18 19th Annual Queen City Christmas Craft Faire. 10 a.m. 8 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Lots of crafts, bake table and door prizes. Admission: $3, kids 12 & under free. 11th Annual Baker St. Christmas Craft Faire. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. at the Best Western

on Baker St.. Admission $2. Over 40 of the Kootenays finest artisans & crafters. Info, Holly, 250-825-4425. Weavers Guild annual sale and exhibit Friday, Nov. 18, from 9p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9a.m. to 4p.m at the Quality Inn, 1935 Columbia Ave., Castlegar. Admission is free Beer, burger and entertainment for $10,00 at Finley’s. Nelson Refugee Committee fundraiser. 6 to 9. Churches, Temples and Tipis - 50 Km Spiritual Diet. Exhibiting at Kootenay Gallery, Castlegar – Nov. 18 to Feb.

Sat. Nov. 19 Annual Christmas Bazaar Nelson United Church 602 Silica Street., 10a.m.-noon Coffee and Muffins $3. 1p.m.-3p.m. High Tea $5. Bake Shop, Crafts, Jewellery, Books, Mystery Gifts available 10a.m. –3p.m. Everyone Welcome! 19th Annual Queen City Christmas Craft Faire. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Lots of crafts, bake table and door prizes. Admission: $3, kids 12 & under free. 11th Annual Baker St. Christmas Craft Faire. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Best Wsetern on Baker St. Admission $2. Over 40 of the Kootenays finest artisans & crafters. Info, Holly, 250-825-4425.

Sun. Nov. 20 Trans Day of Rememberance, candlelight to mourn the Transgender Folks who have been murdered worldwide.

It’s a Movember Wonderful Life! Fundraiser event Wednesday Live Radio Play preforms Sunday, Nov. 27, 2p.m. Vallican Whole Community Centre, Winlaw The 1946 Frank Capri classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a perennial movie favourite that has also been made into a radio play and has been adapted to the stage by Phillip Grecian. For the past two months an eight member cast has been rehearsing under the direction of Judith Ceroli and will be presenting their performance later this month in Winlaw. The local Grassroots Grammas’ will send the proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support African grandmothers who are raising their orphaned grandchildren because of HIV/AIDS. Admission is by donation (a minimum of $10). For information contact 250-2267312. Join us for this heartwarming tale, complete with sound effects supplied by David Everest & Susie O’Donnell, with Aiko Jackson on piano.

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Nov. 30. 7p.m. at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill ”It’s time to celebrate and bring back the mustache” While the symbol for Movember is the mustache, the meaning for the movement goes much deeper. Movember is about raising awareness about prostate cancer, testicular cancer and other men’s health issues affecting millions of men across the globe.. Started in Melbourne, Australia in 2003, Movember has grown to include more than 1.1 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas. In just 9 years, $174 million in donations have been raised. Men gather donations for their facial masterpieces from sponsors and supporters throughout the month. So start getting your outfit and growing or making your best moustache for Finley’s is putting on the party! Dress 70’s or as your BEST Tom Selleck.

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Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 20

ongoing events


Toastmasters: Improve your public speaking, communication Alzheimers/ Dementia and leadership skills. 2nd and Caregiver support group meet4th Thursday of every month. ings. 2nd Wednesday Monthly. 7 p.m. Call 250-352-6788 or Acupuncture for Addictions. Free email Lhoskin@alzheimerbc. drop-in clinic. 9:30a.m. Located at org for more info. 333 Victoria St., 2nd Floor. 250-505Downtown Nelson Local 7248 Market. 400 block of Baker St. Fridays 9:30a.m. - 3p.m. Gender Outlaws, a support Nelson Women’s Centre Dropand social group for trans and in. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing gender diverse folks. 250-354and food. 420 Mill St. 250-3525362 9916 Saturdays Darts at the Nelson Legion. 7:30p.m. 250-352-7727 Cottonwood Market 9:30a.m. at Cottonwood Falls Park Thursdays Meat Draws at Nelson Legion. Grief Support Series. 10 a.m. 3:30p.m., in beverage room with to noon, Oct. 20 – Nov. 24, Karaoke after. 250-352-7727 2011 (6 session course) at the Multipurpose Room, Public The Nelson Scrabble Club Health, (second level) 333 meets at 1p.m. For further inforVictoria St. This series is open to mation, please call 250-352anyone who is experiencing grief 6936 due to the death of someone they Sundays love. Hosted by trained Nelson RC Electric Buggy and Hospice volunteers. Pre-registration is required. Free (donations truggy dirt track racing, at 6 gratefully accepted)nelsonhospic mile North Shore, 11a.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church Nelson Women’s Centre. Dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing Service. Everyone welcome to and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352- 4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250-354-3308 9916

Nelson United Church Service. 10 a.m. All are welcome. 602 Silica St. 250-3522822 Cribbage at the Legion beverage room, 12:45p.m. 250352-7727 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. 12p.m. Last Sunday of every month. 250352-7727


Scottish Country dancing 7 to 9 pm at the Central School Gym, 811 Stanley Street (use the Mill street entrance). For more info contact Kathy at 3597545 or June at 352-1836. 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. 312 Silica St. 250-3523583

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

Tuesdays Drumming Cirlce. 2nd and 4th Tuesday evening monthly. 509 Front St.7 - 9 p.m. 250 -35205616 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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Health & Fitness

Misc. Wanted

Real Estate Wanted

CALL FOR YOUTH Actors 816! New Nelson Youth Theatre Play at the Capitol! Contact soon! ARE YOU MY MOTHER? father? aunt? uncle? sister? brother? I was born May 10th, 1977 at Kootenay Hospital & adopted out shortly after birth. I have a Maternal Uncle named Ron. My maternal Grandfather died of a massive heart attack at the age of 52. I have health issues and am needing history. My name is Janice (Hall) Cramb my number is 250-287-3385. Just an unknown searching for the known and trying to fill in the blanks.

HOMEOPATH IN NELSON! Individualized care. For acute and chronic complaints. Call Margo MacLaren 250-354-7072 “FREE SPIRIT 810” treadmill. Space saver. Lightly used. $200. 10 horse power. 250-551- 0684

SALTWATER TANK NEEDED (drilled or overflow box). And or marine fish, coral...250-3541069 LARGE OR SMALL accordion. 250-352-1917. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTSNEW OR used for community band being formed in small vilage in mexico. 250-2267865 LOOKING FOR BLACK circular composter in good condition. 250-352-9694

RENT ACREAGE CLOSE to Nelson. Old Farm or help run your farm. Young Family interested. 778-320-9310

Misc. for Sale

TRUMPET FOR SALE - used for two years by a band student. Great shape. $200 obo. 250-3521794. OSBURN WOODSTOVE REGENT 1000 with chimney, ceiling flashings & hearth protector. 4.5 Cu woodbox. $600. 250399-4439 08’ LINE INVADER Twin skis Automotive-Cars with Solomon bindings for sale. 89’ PONTIAC SUNBIRD, good $300 obo call 250-354-3033 condition, asking $600 Phone 250CANON REBEL XT and lens 352-0746 ask for Kevin bundle for sale $700 obo aweAutomotive-Tires/ some condition call 250-354Parts/Other 3033 4-P155/80R13 MAGNA GRIP M+S ROUND WOOD OAK table 46” Radial HT used one season $115. diameter c/w 2-18” leaves + 4 Pair car ramps $40 250-505-5034 windsor oak chairs, $200 obo 215/60R15 ARCTIC CLAW Snow 250-354-1344 HEAVYDUTY Tires practically brand new! driven KENMORE only one winter month $400. 250- WASHER/DRYER $200/set located in nelson to view call 250-365352-2026 CHAINS FOR 14” tires. Came off 8136 or e-mail mqhuchet@gmail. old truck. Adjustable if you’re handy. com SNOW BLOWER DUAL stage Offers. Nelson. 250-551-5683 Craftsman 305cc Tecumseh Education motor 27” 6 forward 2 reverse 1/2 THE FRANCOPHONE price paid $1599. 250-825-4499 ASSOCIATION offers French SPORTRACK SKIRACK. FITS classes to all levels and ages. Cost most vehicles; carry 4-6 skis or per hour: private $18; group (2-3) 1-2 snowboards. $60 obo. 250$12; tutoring (French Immersion 365-7763 students, all ages) $14. For more ORIGINAL DAVID LAMBERT info, call AFKO at 250-352-3516 Pottery-plaque circa50’s-60’s during office hours. #19 “Sea Lion”. Collector’s piece. Excellent condition. $50.00. 250Furniture 352-1921, evenings. SOLID PINE DEACON’S bench (natural colour) storage under lid SKI BOXES: THULE Frontier ,good condition. $40 OBO 250- $250 (paid-$500), Yakima Skybox18 brand new $500 (paid359-5971 $700) e-mail

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3 BEDROOM. AVAILABLE Dec 1. Half duplex. 1250 Hoover St. NS/NP, dw/w/d 250-352-2293 2 BEDROOM RENTAL suite rental at 6 Mile. 250-825-4181 BACHELOR SUITE IN Rosemont for sublet Dec, Jan. $650 month inclusive. N/S N/P 250-505-1178

Rentals Wanted

LOOKING FOR A piano accordion. 250-352-1917. CELLO FOR SALE, bow ($600value), music stand, $1000 obo, 250-358-2797 VERY GOOD FULL size violin for sale. Includes case, bow and music. $975 OBO. 250354-9579

SMALL BARN (NELSON) with good floor high/dry and corral must be reasonable. Call Mike 250-352-1957 LOOKING 4 PLACE to rent in Nelson. Up to $750. Have 1 cat. Call 250-777-4648

9.56 ACRES. 3 bd house & 2 bd mobile, snow roof, addition. Subdivision potential. 250354-8225

SPORTSRACK FOR SKIS/ SNOWBOARDS, great shapefits most cars $75.00 (half price) 250-365-7763 BURTON SPLIT BOARD. Used a handful of times. Mint cond. $300.00 O.B.O. 250-354-8298

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