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Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 Vol. 2, No. 29

“I’m off to the Olympics”

NELSON BECKER Aedan Osika (arms around cake) celebrates with friends at his send off celebration at Lakeside Park Monday Aug. 6

Aedan Osika was chosen to be one of four youths from across Canada to be a part of the McDonald’s Champions of Play program. Aedan will travel to London to take part in selected activities and competitions at the 2012 Olympic Games. A panel of judges selected the participants based on nominations from their coaches. The young athletes were chosen for their leadership qualities, demonstration of teamwork, and commitment to fitness with a balanced, active lifestyle; as well as the ability to represent Canada at the Games. Aedan has been a very productive member of the West Kootenay Region. He started and lead a campaign that raised $1500 towards buying a CT Scanner for the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation and has done many private fundraisers such as raising money for a fellow in Castlegar who needed a double lung and heart transplant. Last year at the the tsunami fundraiser, Aedan had the idea of making paper cranes that could be folded into pins and worn to show support for Japan. At the end of the day his idea had raised $40,000. “He knows how to roll up his sleeves and jump in to help, and he is very eager to help anyone who has had things happen. I love that about him,” says his mother Kim Osika. When Aedan was asked how he felt about the honour of being chosen to represent Canada at this year’s olympics he replied that he was very excited to go. He is also really eager to check out some sites in London such as the newly opened Harry Potter Museum.


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$3.4 million to improve Highway 6 near Nelson A portion of Highway 6 near Nelson will be resurfaced this summer, improving safety for motorists on this important route through the West Kootenay. Approximately 14 kilometres of Highway 6 will be resurfaced between Euphrates Mine and Nelson. This will benefit local residents, as well as visitors driving the scenic

International Selkirk Loop and travelling to Whitewater Ski Resort. As part of this contract, a section of the Observatory Street overpass as well as Highway 31 will be resurfaced at the recently completed Coffee Creek wall. Work includes shoulder repair and improvements, drainage improvement to the road base where necessary.

A 3.4-million contract has been awarded to Interoute Construction Ltd. from Crescent Valley. Work will begin this month and is scheduled to be completed by the end of September. During construction, motorists can expect single-lane alternating traffic and minor delays up to 20 minutes. Check DriveBC for construction delays at:

www.drivebc.ca. In the Nelson area, work is also underway on a project to improve local area side roads. Gilroy Road, Wapple Road and Mountain Station Road are being resurfaced, with work scheduled to be completed by mid-August. To learn more visit www.tranbc.ca. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

On August 5, 2012 at approximately 3:05 p.m. a report of a single vehicle incident was received involving a vehicle that had gone over the steep bank down from Highway 3A (near Granite Road, just west of the City of Nelson City Limits.) Nelson Rural RCMP, and Nelson Police Department responded along with Nelson Search and Rescue (SAR). Witnesses had observed the crash from their boat on Kootenay Lake. Due to

the steep terrain and limited access, the first responders were from Nelson SAR boat. (The vehicle in question did not go into the lake but came down an estimated 100 - 120 vertical feet of very rocky terrain and came to rest on a flat area of the Canadian Pacific Railway property. The vehicle was not obstructing the railway line). The single occupant/ driver, a 38 year old male from Castlegar, was removed from the vehicle, a 2008

Ford Ranger, and transported to Nelson Wharf. B.C. Ambulance paramedics then transported the subject to Kootenay Lake Hospital. The Driver was responsive and remarkably appeared to have only minor/non-life threatening injuries. Alcohol was not a factor. The driver was travelling towards Nelson and apparently fell asleep behind the wheel. Nelson Rural RCMP are continuing to investigate the occurrence.

Staff Sergeant Dan Seibel states “The driver is very fortunate to be alive. This is an excellent example that seat belts save lives. If the driver had not been wearing his seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle, as it travelled down the cliff, he would likely have not survived this terrible incident�. Staff Sergeant Dan Seibel Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment

The Nelson RCM Police, Nelson Search and Rescue, BC Ambulance and Beasley Fire Rescue all responded to a report of a possible drowning at lower Marsden Rd in the Taghum area west of Nelson, B.C. on Saturday, August 4, at approximately 4:22 p.m. The man is Donald Morris, aged 64, from Nelson. Mr. Morris was swimming with friends in the Taghum area on the afternoon of Aug. 4. He dove from a rock face, briefly resurfaced and then went out of sight. He was eventually located in approximately 3.65 metres

(12 feet) of water. The BC Coroners Service is continuing to investigate this death. The family of Mr. Morris has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time. The BC Coroners Service expresses its condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Morris. Police are reminding the public that due to unseasonably high waters and rapid currents on the Kootenay River and along the West Arm

of Kootenay Lake, extreme caution must be taken when swimming in these areas especially for those who are not strong swimmers.

Staff Sergeant Dan Seibel Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment

Car goes over bank - Driver escapes with few injuries

Accidental drowning at lower Marsden Road

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SD8 Trustee Barbara Lindsay stepping down from her role School District 8 (Kootenay Lake) Trustee Barbara Lindsay has recently announced that she will be stepping down from her role as Trustee. She has accepted a position working with the Ministry of Education in Zanzibar. This is a cooperative initiative with CUSO VSO, a volunteer organization focusing on people helping people collaboratively. In her new role, she will be flying to Zanzibar September 28th. Trustee Lindsay has expressed that

this decision is made with mixed emotion. She has thoroughly enjoyed her opportunity to serve our community in the capacity of School Board Trustee. She has appreciated a whole new perspective on education as a trustee. In particular Trustee Lindsay has enjoyed the many opportunities to be involved with her own community, and other communities and individuals who care about public education and student learning.

The Board of Education and staff of School District 8 would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Trustee Lindsay for her dedication and effort. We wish her well in her new role, and look forward to sharing in her experience through our continued connection. This Press Release can also be found on the School District #8 website (www.sd8.bc.ca). Submitted by School District 8

A surge in the number of abandoned campfires, combined with high temperatures throughout the Southeast Fire Centre, has fire officials urging recreationalists to be extremely careful with campfires. Fire wardens responded to 34 abandoned campfires over the B.C. Day long weekend, raising the number of

abandoned campfires to 133 this season. Abandoned campfires can start wildfires. This season, nine campfires have escaped and caused wildfires. With lightning in the forecast and hot and dry conditions anticipated, it is critical that the public remains vigilant. Leaving a campfire unattended can result in a $345 fine. If your campfire

causes a wildfire, you may also be held liable for suppression costs and damages. To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call *5555 on your cell phone or 1 800 663-5555 toll-free. For information on current wildfire activities, and burning restrictions, go to: http://bcwildfire.ca Submitted by the BC Government

Abandoned campfires and hot weather cause concern

Green Party Constituency Association AGM

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and Green. There will be music by Oscar Derkx and Malaika Horswill. Bring something for the barbeque after the meeting. For more information or if you would like to volunteer, phone (250) 352-7300 or email nelson.creston. greens@gmail.com. Submitted by the Nelson/Creston Green Party

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NEW SCHOOL AGE CARE PROGRAM Cornerstone Children’s Centre Before and after school care and full days on Pro-D days. Includes pickup and drop off at Hume school September to June • Monday to Friday Start Date: September 4, 2012 Cost: Before school : $8 • After School : $15 250-352-9910 Kristin Konzelman kristin@fbcnelson.ca www.fbcnelson.ca 611 Fifth Street, Nelson, BC V1L 2X1

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Put your best dog forward August 17 - 19 at the Castlegar Communicty Church Soccer Field (the old Kinnaird Middle School) It’s that time of year again and the West Kootenay Kennel Club is hosting it’s 36th Annual All Breed Championship Dog Show. In addition to 6 all breed conformation shows, there will also be four obedience trials and four rally obedience trials. There will be two Conformation shows each day starting at 8am and two obedence and rally trials on Saturday and Sunday Mornings. Don’t forget to join us after Best In Show is pre-

sented on Saturday where we will once again host our famous “bring your own meat” BBQ where many wonderful raffle prizes and silent auction items will be given away. Please come and join us to watch the dogs at their best. There is no charge for spectators, but please leave your pets at home where they will be com- Donna Konkin with Lacy: Donna Konkin with her Papillon, L’acy (Donna is standing fortable from the weather. with the Judge)l Taken August 2010 West Kootenay Kennel Club Show, Castlegar, BC Only dogs entered in the For more information please email the West Kootenay show are allowed on the Kennel Club at info@wkkc.ca grounds.

Steel or concrete? dr. science Christine Humphries

How come some buildings are built with steel frames, while others are built with concrete? It seems like two-or three storey buildings are built either with steel or concrete. Why would a builder choose one material over the other? To answer this question, I asked two engineers (my husband and my brother-in-law) for some help. They told me that there are a number of reasons for the choice of different materials: architectural preference, economics, technical demands and, the designer’s familiarity with certain types of construction. The reason there is a choice is that for buildings that are only two or three storeys, concrete can be used as a building material for the structural component. As a building gets higher it becomes more onerous and expensive to build with concrete because it

weighs more and more support is required. With steel, its strength to weight ratio is much higher, so you can build very tall buildings with steel (like a skeleton) and it will not weigh very much. Therefore, the reasons some builder choose concrete over steel for low-rise buildings are based on factors other than structural requirement. For example, technical demands may vary depending on what the building will be used for: if it will be a mechanics shop with a crane, steel may be a better structure. Or, if fire resistance is needed, concrete may be a better choice. In fact, for low-rise buildings, just about any material can be used to construct it (wood, metal, concrete, brick, etc.) but as soon as a building gets taller steel is the best. There are exceptions to this rule however; the CN tower is constructed from poured concrete!

Lake Keepers Course Offered Saturday, August 25, 2012 – Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park. Register before August 13 Kootenay Lake is known for its pristine waters, abundant wildlife and beautiful people. Let’s keep it that way by increasing our knowledge of the lake and planning for the future. The Friends of Kootenay Lake a.k.a FOKL is a new-formed lake stewardship group. FOKL brings Kootenay Lake communities together to protect the ecological, and cultural values of the lake, while supporting economic and recreational uses. Want to get engaged with the lake you love? Come to our Lake Keepers

Course on . Lake Keepers is an info-packed 2 day course for the curious and passionate lake steward. Certified instructors will show you the basics of limnology (the study of fresh water). Then you will get your feet wet conducting water science on Kootenay Lake. A variety of topics will be covered, including lake ecology, watershed planning and developing a lake monitoring program. The cost is $50 or pay as you can. There is a limit of 20 people, so pre-registration is essential.

All equipment is provided and lunch is on us! Claire de la Salle - Coordinator Email: friendsofkootenaylake@gmail.com Phone: (250)777-2955 www.friendsofkootenaylake.ca


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How can we be better prepared for emergency situations?

PAY more attention to exisiting problems before hand. Like plugged storm drains rivlets that have already formed carrying water to unwanted areas. Strengthen embankments and sides of roads. Do the work the city should already be doing for the high taxes we pay. SLOW down. Be in the present. Don’t react without pausing and listening. WE can only prepare for what we know, and we do not always know what could happen. The slide, for example, was no one’s fault. It was nature and nature is

stronger than any human, it always has been and always will be. Be prepared for anything and live each day as if it is your last, in the moment. Don’t spend too much time preparing or you will not enjoy the one life you have. WE as a communtiy should be more aware of our environent, be it creeks with run-off debris that needs attention or the carbon footprint we leave. Natural diasasters can be forseen to a point, and if we all open our eyes a little - look out for our neighbours as well as our environment - this would be a great start.

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Fish Heads and Flowers

Flowers to the Express and to the sponsoring companies and organizations for hosting the wonderful Movies in the Park. What a great idea for a family outing. Thanks for making a community event like this happen! Signed: Appreciative audience member

lish or not to publish is completely at the discretion of the editor and publisher. All letters must be signed and include your name, address and phone number. Only your name and the community where you live will be published. We will not print “name withheld” letters. Opinions in the paper are not necessarily those of the Express Update or its advertisers.

Flowers to a local shop owner for incorporated into our rural roadways! his Superior and gracious repair of Signed: Disgruntaled Cyclist several items. Signed: Enlightened in her Chair Fish Heads to the Uphill Tomato thief for stealing my first ripe tomaFish Heads. Why does Nelson toes. Yes, I have setup my buddy’s not have bicycle lanes? Driving from motion hunting cam on the plants. Blewett to Nelson on a regular basis, Hidden quite well but with testing it is frustrating when someone on a actually takes pretty good shots. So bicycle is in the midle of the road, yes next time you’re on your pilfering Flowers to my amazing English not going the speed recommended for rounds I will be posting your face far teacher! She has gone above and vehicles. If a car is coming the other and wide to show your friends, family beyond duty. Thank you so much! way, it can present a dangerous situa- & associates what type of character You are my hero! tion . Come on Nelson lets encourage you really are. Signed: The Happy Student safe cycling by having bicycle lanes Signed: Vengeful Gardner


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Opinion&Editorial ExpressNewsUpdate This week’s

Publisher’s note Why is there a traffic cone on top of BOB?

You may wonder, as you are crossing the Big Orange Bridge (BOB), toward the North shore, why there is a traffic cone on the first point on top on By Nelson Becker the right. I Know. Some years ago it became apparent our bridge needed upkeep, corrosion repair and repainting in order to give it a longer life span. Only the bottom part of the bridge needed this renovation and the provincial government could not find the exact shade of orange. This is why the bottom half of the bridge is “pinkish.” At the same time as they were doing bridgework they had to remove the osprey nest that stood on the very same spot as the traffic cone now stands. Ospreys are very interesting animals; they mate for life and are a migrating bird who always nest close to people. I’ve often wondered, if I was an osprey would I make

my nest for my family on top of a bridge with noise, traffic, shaking and pollution? Ospreys are a protected species, in order to resurface the bridge where the osprey nest was, they had to wait until the osprey went on winter vacation (to a small arts town near the water I assume.) After the osprey departed, they removed the nest, resurfaced the bridge and placed the nest on a newly erected platform outside the RCMP station. When Max and Matilda the Osprey came home, they were surprised to find that their home was no longer there. They assumed it must have been the wind, and rebuilt the nest at that same spot. But Ospreys and bridges don’t mix due to fecal matter. The city then had to wait until the next year when the osprey went on vacation, moved the nest a second time, but this time put up a traffic cone in it’s place. This time the Ospreys, upon returning got the message and the move seems to have gone on fairly well for everybody. And that is why there is an orange traffic cone on top of BOB.

What’s happening at the Women’s Centre What do the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team and the Nelson and District Women’s Centre have in common? They both accomplish far more collectively than they ever could alone, they both exist and flourish despite the odds, they both are egalitarian in their nature, they both overachieve. Canada ranked 7th in the world, goes head to head with Number 1 ranked team and were it not for a few poor call by the officials, may very well have won the game. Nelson and District Women’s Centre, despite a few “poor calls by government officials” (read: funding slashed) continues to flourish, while women’s centres in larger cities have closed their doors. Indeed, we are the oldest rural women’s centre in the country and we flourish because of the dedication and creativity of a talented bunch of Kootenay folks. Our women’s soccer team, despite drawing from a population 1/10th the size of the USA, despite far less funding, thrives and keeps pace and certainly outclasses the larger squad. Football is the most accessible game in the world, requiring only a pair of shoes and a shared ball. At the Women’s Centre we are accessible too, with our doors open to all women and children. We will even give you shoes

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from our free store. We’ll give you free, nutritious food, access to computers, a new play area for children and most of all a community. There are many groups that meet, from sewing to singing, gardening to gender identity, find your community here. The place is abuzz with activity. Our annual International Women’s Day event is the place to be. Come check out the centre on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 12-4, we have upgraded to make the centre more physically accessible and more appealing. Another example of overachieving is in the music we are bringing to town. Tret Fure shines and will rock the house at Spiritbar on Saturday Sept 1. The last time I saw Tret Fure was at the Michigan Women’s Music Festival, she rocked the house...er the lawn! From acoustic twang to jazzy flourishes, this talented artist is not to be missed. Whether you call yourself a feminist or a footballer or both or neither, come out and watch internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Tret Fure and her very talented opener, Kate Reid of local fame, on Sat Sept 1 at SpiritBar. It’s a show you won’t want to miss and you also support the Nelson and District Women’s Centre. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Arts&Culture

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New Arts Programming at Selkirk College Selkirk College has brought together three program areas that reflect different aspects of the arts. The new School of the Arts includes Digital Arts and New Media, Contemporary Music and Technology, and Craft programming that was previously under Kootenay School of the Arts. Leadership for the School of the Arts will come from School Chair Jason Taylor, and Kate Pelletier, Dean of Instruction for all Nelson campuses. The School of the Arts will be located at two campuses in Nelson; Digital Arts and New Media and Contemporary Music and Technology will be located on the Tenth Street Campus, and the Craft pro-

gramming will be delivered on the historic Victoria Street campus in downtown Nelson. The Craft programming will consist of five different certificate programs: Ceramics, Jewelry and Textiles which are ten months in length, while certificates in Blacksmithing and Metal Casting can be earned in consecutive four month periods. All programs except Metal Casting begin in September with the latter commencing in January. The new Craft programming brings with it a number of benefits to students, such as lower tuition, accelerated learning and opportunity to apply skills in a self directed studio experience.

An additional benefit comes from the new alignment with Digital Arts and New Media and Contemporary Music. Faculty and students will have a greater opportunity for col-

laboration with one another, including shared learning and teaching, and the possibility of new programming. More information can be found at selkirk.ca/programs/arts/

Columbia Basin

Culture Tour

Aug 11 - 12, 2012

10:00am - 5:00pm

Explore artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites through this free, self-guided tour within the Columbia Basin.

Aug Meet the artists, shop for fine art and craft, view 15, demonstrations, special exhibitions, interpretive displays or chat with local historians during this two day long cultural celebration! For further information visit our website or call. A project of

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Movies Under the Stars presents

Winged Migration

Sunday, Aug. 12, 8 p.m. at Lakeside Park. 85 minutes long. Rated G.

Long one of France’s most respected producers (Academy Award Winners “Z” and “Black and White in Color”) and actors (“Z,” “Cinema Paradiso,” “The Young Girls of Rochefort,” “Donkey Skin” and “The Brotherhood of the Wolf”), Jacques Perrin has more recently had a highly successful career creating films about nature, including “Le Peuple Singe” (monkeys) and “Microcosmos” (insects) and set in exotic locales (“Himalaya”). Now with his penultimate film “Winged Migration” Perrin takes on his greatest challenge yet: exploring the mystery of birds in flight. Five teams of people (more than 450 people, including 17 pilots and 14 cinematographers) were necessary to follow a variety of bird migrations through forty countries and each of the seven continents. The

film covers landscapes that range from the Eiffel Tower and Monument Valley to the remote reaches of the Arctic and the Amazon. All manner of man-made machines were employed, including planes, gliders, helicopters, and balloons, and numerous innovative techniques and ingeniously designed cameras were utilized to allow the filmmakers to fly alongside, above, below and in front of their subjects. The result is a film of staggering beauty that opens one’s eyes to the ineffable wonders of the natural world. “Winged Migration” is a film dedicated to birds and their displacements according to the seasons. For every one of us, these winged creatures are among the most fascinating, the most shrouded in mystery and poetry. —Professor Jean Dorst, French Academy of Sciences

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This week’s movie is presented in part by the

Nelson Food Cupboard Society

At the Nelson Food Cupboard we believe that healthy food is a human right. The Nelson Food Cupboard provides barrier-free access to food for people in our community who need it. We receive over 1,000 visits every month. Our customers come from all walks of life: seniors, families with young children, and individuals receiving disability assistance. Our work is made possible by the generous support of our local community: volunteers, gardeners and businesses owners. We partner with local farmers and food producers and purchase local products whenever possible. Every summer we operate Harvest Rescue, a fresh produce gleaning program. We welcome donations of time, money or food. Please get in touch! One customer’s story: “I am a person on permanent disability. My disability pension of $906 per month has not increased in a long time. With rent and utilities costing approximately $850 per month, my food budget is minute. The gift of organic food, especially eggs, has helped improve my health. With improved health I am able to function as a volunteer and get some part-time employment.” Our Top Ten Most Wanted: 1. Healthy school snacks for kids: granola bars, fruit bars & juice boxes. 2. Bulk whole grains: quinoa, millet & barley. 3. Canned salmon & chicken. 4. Bulk dried beans & lentils. 5. Olive oil. 6. Low-sugar cereals. 7. Powdered milk. 8. Culinary herbs & spices. 9. Dried fruit & raisins. 10. Bulk nuts & seeds. For more information call 250354-1633visit www.foodcupboard. org / www.facebook.com/foodcupboard

Travis T. in the Kootenays, Wish You Were Here by Chris Rohrmoser


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Tret Fure and Kate Reid play for a Women’s Centre fundraiser September 1, at the Spiritbar, at the Hume Hotel at 422 Vernon. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show begins promptly at 8:30 p.m.

The Nelson and District Women’s Centre, in partnership with Kootenay Pride, is thrilled to bring Tret Fure to Nelson. The show is a fundraiser for the Nelson and District Women’s Centre, and is acting in collaboration with the 16th annual Kootenay Pride Week. Just added is the dynamic Kate Reid who will open for Tret Fure. Kate has many fans in the Kootenays and her fans in the lower mainland who are travelling to Nelson for Pride Week now have yet another compelling reason to come. Tret Fure’s career spans four decades, and from the first stages of her career onwards, she has challenged homophobia and gender norms. She was one of the first female sound engineers in the LA music industry, and in the 80s she found her home in the budding genre of Women’s Music, of which she would play a major role in developing. Tret Fure worked as a duo with Cris Williamson throughout the 90s, and has since re-established herself in the folk world with 5 acoustic releases on her own label, Tomboy Girl Records. A limited amount of tickets are available at the HUme front desk, Otter Books and the Women’s Centre. Tickets are also being sold at the door for $20. At 11 p.m. the annual Drag Show event will be hosted by Kootenay Pride.Tickets are $15 at the door. For more information, please contact tamara@nelsonwo menscentre.com or the Women’s Centre 250-352-9916.

Nelson Youth Theatre’s “Juliet & Romeo!” Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. in downtown Nelson�s Gyro Park. Nelson Youth Theatreʼs “Juliet & An actor-driven vehicle where the Romeo!” is the full version of Shake- play is the thing, Nelson Youth Theatreʼs speareʼs classic “Romeo and Juliet” twelve fun shows include: “The with a dramatic twist ending. What Nuppet Show”, “The Princess Bride”, will it be?! “Monster Mash”, “The Tempest”, Showcasing twenty local actors “The Portal: Beyond the Wall”, “The age 6 to 16, “Juliet & Romeo!” stars Best Christmas Pageant Ever!”, “The Zoe Bingham and Gideon Berry as the Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “A famous Juliet and her Romeo, with Petra Midsummer Nightʼs Dream”! Shreenan- Craven as Julietʼs Nurse, NYT director Jeff Forst has helmed Zorn Rose as Friar Laurence, Rochelle several dozen plays while being a proPearson as Capulet, Ingrid Love as ducer, writer, and actor as well. He has Montague, Zoe Burrell as Princess a degree in English Literature from the Escalia, Sophie Edney as Tybalt, Evan University of Victoria with professionForst as Mercutio, Tucker Bingham al acting training from Gastown Actors as Benvolio and Soren Hvenegaard Studio. Local actor credits include as Paris, plus Peyton Whitaker, Nelson Opera Societyʼs “Into the Versailles McGeady, Maggie Smith, Woods”, Silver King Theatreʼs “The Rayne Loeppky, Lachlan Klammer, Melville Boys”, The Nelson Theatre Emily Smith, Dune MacDonald, Aysia Companyʼs “Deathtrap” and Corvusʼ Loeppky, Sara Hurst and Evie Fortune “More Willful Pursuits”. in an awesome group cast! All-weather, all-terrain and by

donation, the venue for “Juliet & Romeo!” is ʻYe Olde Stone Quarryʼ at the top end of Vernon St., a short walk up from downtown Nelsonʼs Civic Centre. In lower Gyro Park, with all the amenities of the wilderness, itʼs best to access “Ye Olde Stone Quarry” from the Vernon St. sidewalk below; rather than the steep trail by the pool and parking lot above. Audiences are encouraged to port their own comfy thrones and yummy feasts to the show. Non-alcoholic beverages are welcome! There are several picnic blankets for seating available as need be. Please visit forsNelson Youth Theatre and “Juliet & Romeo!”. This is Shake-speare under natural light like it used to be done with the beauty of nature as a backdrop. All the scene needs is you. The players await your entrance!


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Nelson & Area: Fri. Aug 10 - Sun. Aug 18 ●●● Live Music

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● Ongoing Events

●●●David Lindley. The ●RC electric 1/10 dirt track Royal. Doors open 6pm. racing, every Sunday 10am Showtime approx 8pm. Multiat 5 Mile tracks. Contact The movies will now start at 8 p.m. due to shorter days instrumentalist. Tickets are $15 jdnelsonrc@gmail.com and available at The Royal, Wings of Migration Pina ●Nelson United Church Urban Legends, The Music Service. 10 a.m. All are wel- Store and liveattheroyal.com Sunday, August 12, 8 p.m. Sunday, August 19, 8 p.m. Presented in co-operaPresented in co-oper- come. 602 Silica St. 250-352●Pool Table Nights, Finley’s tion with the Nelson Food ation with Jusdance, a 2822. Irish Bar and Grill Cupboard. Rated G. Nelson based dance orga●Cribbage at the Legion bev● Heritage Harmony This is a acclaimed nization. Rated PG. erage room, 12:45p.m. 250-352- Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming documenary about the 7727. anyone! Tim 250-825-9694 or migration of birds. With The Tree ●Ascension Lutheran John 250-352-6892 outstanding cinimatogra- Sunday, August 26, 8 p.m. Church Service 10:15a.m. 1805 phy this film is sure to be Tues. Aug 14 Presented in co-operaSilverking Rd. All are welcome. pleasing on our 12 foot ●●●Cliff Maddix and tion with the Nelson and 250-352-2515. screen under the stars. friends 6p.m. The Library Please bring a non- District Women’s Centre. ●Quaker Meeting 4th Sunday Lounge Rated PG-13 perishable food item. of each month in Winlaw. 11 a.m. ●●●Big Sam’s Funky Phone 250-226-6701. Everyone Nation w/ Lint & Clinton ●●●Willy Blizzard w/ Amos welcome. Fri. Aug 10 Swanson. The Royal. Tickets Tanguay. The Royal. 8 p.m. ●Texas Hold’em Poker at the are $20 and are available at ●●●All Request DJ. Finley’s Canadian folk music. Tickets are Nelson Legion. 12p.m. Last The Royal, Urban Legends, Irish Bar and Grill $10 and will be available at The Sunday of every month. 250- The Music Store and liveatthe●●●Neil Diamond and Rod Royal, Urban Legends, The Music 352-7727. royal.com. Doors open 6pm. Stewart impersonators at the Store and liveattheroyal.com Showtime approx 8pm. New Mon. Aug 13 Balfour Outdoor Amphi-theatre. Orlean’s funk. Nelson’s own ●The Nelson Scrabble Club For more information or to get meets at 1p.m. For further infor●●●Sarah & Rich at the Lint w/ Clinton Swanson on tickets call 1877 229 4141 mation, please call 250-352-6936. Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m. sax will open the show! ●●●Sunshine Drive w/ Sun. Aug 12 Clinton Swanson. The Royal. 8 ●●●Niko at the Hume Library Learn to Grow Mushrooms in your Garden! p.m. $5-$10 sliding scale Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. Mushrooms play a very important role in our gar●Gender Outlaws, a support ●●●Karaoke. Finley’s Irish dens. Mushrooms can help the vegetables in your garden and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362. Bar and Grill. 9p.m. grow better. The Garden Giant Mushroom, also known Sat. Aug 11 ●●Movie Under the Stars as King Stropharia, is an excellent edible mushroom, growing so large they have been used as pizza crusts! ●Meat Draws at Nelson Legion. presents: Wings of Migration, Nelson CARES Society’s Earth Matters Program 3:30p.m., in beverage room with 8 p.m. at Lakeside Park. This and The FOODTREE Permaculture are very excited movie is Presented in co-operaKaraoke after. 250-352-7727. tion with the Nelson Food to offer a “Grow Your Own Mushrooms” workshop on ●●●Willy Blizzard w/ Amos Cupboard. Rated G. August 16, from 6 – 8pm. Registration costs $40. The Tanguay. The Royal. 8 p.m. workshop includes the installation of the Garden Giant ●St. John’s Lutheran Church mushroom garden patch at the Hendryx Street Forest Showtime approx 9pm. Canadian Folk trio. Tickets are $10 and are Service. Everyone welcome to Garden, a take-home Garden Giant mushroom kit, available at The Royal, Urban 4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250- snacks and refreshments, and a chance to win prizes. Legends, The Music Store and 354-3308. The workshop is limited to 12 participants. Register now liveattheroyal.com ●Nelson Storytelling Guild and don’t miss out! ●●●Neil Diamond and Rod meets the first Sunday of every To register or for more information, please contact Stewart impersonators at the month at the Back Alley Studio Cali by phone at 250-352-6011 ext. 17 or by email at Balfour Outdoor Amphi-theatre. (across the alley from Oxygen) at earthmatters@nelsoncares.ca. Registration deadline is For more information or to get 7PM on Sunday. Bring a story to August 14. tickets call 1877 229 4141 tell. a friend and your open ears.

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Wed. Aug 15 ●●●Cuff the Duke w/ guests. The Royal. 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and liveattheroyal.com. ●●●Paul Landsberg at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p. m. ●Alzheimers/ Dementia Caregiver support group meetings. 2nd Wednesday Monthly. 7 p.m. Call 250-352-6788 or email Lhoskin@alzheimerbc.org for more info. ●Nelson Tech Club: for electronic hobbyists and Arduino enthusiasts to meet and work on projects. Every Wednesday 6pm Ste 207-601 Front St, old Jam Factory upstairs. New members welcome. Small facility fee, first visit free.http://www. nelson-tech-club.info/ email info@nelson-tech-club.info ●Nelson Women’s Centre Drop-in. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916. ●Darts at the Nelson Legion. 7:30p.m. 250-352-7727. ●Girls’ Night with MargaretAnn at the Youth Centre. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656. ●Nelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resource Centre. Wednesdays from 12 - 2pm 719 Vernon St. www.nelsonelderabuseprevention.org or phone 250-352-6008. Thurs. Aug 16 ●●●Kiyo Elkuf and friends at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m. ●●●“Boogie Patrol” performs Live at Finley’s Pub with local opening group; “Boodee Mourah & Carr”..A show not be be missed! checkout music at: www.boogiepatrol.com At the door; $10 Doors open at 9pm

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●●●Lazy Poker Blues Band. The Royal. Part Blues part funk and always original in their interpretations of the classics, Lazy Poker is an upbeat fun mixture of style and individuality. ●Toastmasters: Improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. www.toastmasters.or. ●Nelson Women’s Centre. Drop-in. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916. ●Acupuncture for Addictions. Free drop-in clinic. 9:30a.m. Located at 333 Victoria St., 2nd Floor. 250-505-7248. Fri. Aug 17 ●●●All Request DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill ●●●Clinton Swanson & Friends. The Royal. Free After Work Swing Party. 6 p.m. Don’t forget your dancing’ shoes. Sudoku ●●●StellarClassic Radio Choir w/ Willhorse. The Royal. 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.Garage, psychedelic rock sounds.

●Gender Outlaws, a sup●Nelson Storytelling Guild port and social group for trans meets the first Sunday of and gender diverse folks. 250- every month at the Back 354-5362. Alley Studio (across the alley from Oxygen) at 7PM Sat. Aug 18 on Sunday. Bring a story to ●Meat Draws at Nelson tell. a friend and your open Legion. 3:30p.m., in beverage ears. room with Karaoke after. 250●RC electric 1/10 dirt track 352-7727. racing, every Sunday 10am ●●●Sunshine Hustle at 5 Mile tracks. Contact Summer Session 2.0 w/ jdnelsonrc@gmail.com Breakfluid. The Royal. $5 at ●Nelson United Church the door. Doors open 9pm. Service. 10 a.m. All are welBreakfluid is back to heat up come. 602 Silica St. 250your summer night with his 352-2822. Sunshine Hustle. Join us on the dancefloor! ●Cribbage at the Legion beverage room, 12:45p.m. ●The Nelson Scrabble Club 250-352-7727. meets at 1p.m. For further information, please call 250● Ascension Lutheran 352-6936. Church Service 10:15a.m. 1805 Silverking Rd. All are Sun. Aug 19 welcome. 250-352-2515. ●●●Niko at the Hume ●Quaker Meeting 4th Library Lounge. 6p.m. to Sunday of each month in 10p.m. Winlaw. 11 a.m. Phone 250●●●Karaoke. Finley’s 226-6701. Everyone welIrish Bar and Grill. 9p.m. come. Classic Difficulty L Difficulty Sudoku Level - Easy sk9E000036 ●St. John’s Lutheran ●Texas Hold’em Poker at Church Service. Everyone the Nelson Legion. 12p.m. welcome to 4p.m. worship. Last Sunday of every month. 321 Silica St. 250-354-3308. 250-352-7727.

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Automotive-Sleds/ Bikes

8’X10’ TILT SKID Trailer, electric

brakes. Perfect for skidos, bikes, kayaks, etc. $950 OBO 250-3521956

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Pets & Livestock

BARN KITTENS! CHAMPION

mousers!!!! Available now from Carl Anderson, 250-352-9705, assorted colours. Free!!!! 17” COLLEGIATE ALL Purpose English Saddle. Some staining on cantle and one side flap. 250-3572768

Real Estate

LARGE NELSON HOME, like new!

Immediate occupancy! $296,000. Excellent location & layout. Email: z12ski@yahoo.com for info!

RESPONSIBLE HOUSE-SITTER QUAINT ROSEMONT HOME. AVAILABLE immediately. Quiet GREAT views, gardens. Close to family of 3, self-employed, 20+ years references in the Kootenays. 250999-1714

parks and schools. $329,000. More info & pictures, 250-352-9235

Lost & Found

Recreational Vehicles

LOST: UKULELE AT Bannock

1991 TRAVELAIRE RUSTLER

Point. In a brown soft-case and is Japanese made. Dearly missed. 352-1794. FOUND: TENT IN Kokanee Glacier Park. Call Rob at 825-4260 to collect. FOUND AT STARBELLY, brown hat with bike on it, and bird and butterfly lining. 250-352-6965 SHADOW LOST BLACK Cat, white patch on chest, Manx tail, male, lost Uphill 250-352-9962 or 250-352-7721

Misc. for Sale

SHAMBHALA TICKETS: GOOD PRICE TWO at $315 each. Please contact: caro.longtin@gmail.com or 1-778-848-1379

Misc. Wanted

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

HALF DUPLEX ROSEMONT,

3BR, 1.5bath, nonsmoking, references, avail Aug1, $1150/mo plus utilities, 250-825-4112 ONE BEDROOM APT. Two blocks off Baker uphill Nelson. Newly renovated. Available Aug. 15th or Sept. 1st. W/D Fridge, stove. No pets, no smoking, no parties. References required. $750.00 mo. plus utilities. 250421-1573 or 250-427-4414. 2 BEDROOM APT., walk to Baker, Satellite, internet & phone included. $1,000/month or $500/ room + utilities. Kids, Cats okay. 250-354-1456 1500 SQ.FT BAKER STREET furnished 3 bedroom. Sunny deck, bathroom, kitchen, laundry & parking. Available October 1. 250-5054925 3 BEDROOM HOUSE on 5.6 acres in Winlaw for rent. $1100 + utilities. Call Jim @ 250-2266911 2 BR 1/2 Duplex Johnstone Rd. Veggie garden. Solar hot water. FSWD Kids welcome $850+utils 250-352-5492

OLDER COUPLE W/CATS

needs affordable stable home. Reliable, quiet. Walk to downtown Nelson. High-speed internet a MUST. 250-551-2367

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Alpine Lake Motel 2 Bedrooms $500 each. Must love cats. Util not included. 250-352-5345

Thank You

CAMP KOOLAREE WOULD like to thank all the volunteers who made our 81st summer of camp amazing!

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27ft.5th Wheel $5750.00 Rentals Wanted Pictures available upon request Ph Ken 250-352-0136 email GRANDPARENTS SEEK Difficulty Level - EasyClassic sk9E000036 kdrush@shaw.ca Sudoku Classic Sudoku Difficulty Level - Medium HOME near grandkids in Nelson. Rentals Long-term rental. Need 1 bedgarage/workshop space. CLEAN, MODERN, 1 bedroom room+ Steady pension income. Small garden suite. Private. Suits 1 quiet see puzzle on page 14 pets. 250-354-1412 message person. Washer/dryer. No pets/smoking. Uphill. $700. 250-352-6399. 1BDRM SUITE, YMIR. F/S, W/ D, bright, beautiful, small, n/s, Avail Aug.1 $650/mo includes heat. 604989-0258

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