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Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 Vol. 2, No. 31

Alphonse Oscar Derkx plays Alphonse in a one-man play wriiten by Wajdi Mouawad


A one-man play presented by the TNT Young Company August 24, 25, 26, 30, and Sept 1 at 7:30 p.m. August 26 and Sept 1 matinee at 2 p.m. All preformances at the TNT Playhouse (corner of Carbonate and Ward.)

Alphonse is missing and everybody is looking for him: his classmates, his family, the police. Meanwhile, Alphonse is walking along a country road inventing the extraordinary adventures of Pierre-Paul René, “a gentle boy with a one-note voice who is never surprised by anything”. Alphonse is a multi-layered tale which bounces back and forth between the search for Alphonse and the fantastic journeys of Pierre-Paul René. It delivers a powerful reflection on the joy and pain of being young and what is lost in crossing into adulthood.

This solo show is performed by Nelson’s Oscar Derkx, an acting student at the University of Alberta. Veteran of many Capitol theatre summer shows (most recently as Fagan in Oliver!), Oscar directed this year’s musical The Pajama Game. He has also performed in such TNT productions, as Rain-Some Fish-No Elephants, Tramp, and The Fantasticks. “When I first read this script it struck me how much energy the performer would need to portray all these characters,” says director Adriana Bogaard, who also directed the popu-

lar solo show, The Santaland Diaries. “Oscar came immediately to mind - he is so enthusiastic and easy to work with.” The play, by Governor General award winner Wajdi Mouawad, is a poetic, high energy tale that is appropriate for both older children and adults. Mouawad’s play, Scorched, was the basis for the 2009, Oscarnominated film, Incendies. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students 18 and under, and are available in advance at The Music Store, 580 Baker St. -Submitted

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Bear shot in Fairview

Nelson police activity

On August 15th, 2012, NPD responded to a report of an unknown male in a restaurant when staff showed up for work in the morning. The male had fled the scene when staff showed up but a description was obtained and the male was located shortly after in Cottonwood Park. The male was also in possession of items stolen from the restaurant and had tomato sauce on his face. The male was arrested and charged with the break and enter to the business. He was held for a court appearance that morning. On August 16th, 2012 at approximately 9:30 pm, a witness attended NPD to report a domestic situation occurring in

the 400 block Victoria St. NPD attended and arrived in time to apprehend a 46 year old male who was attempting to flee the scene. The male was charged with breaching an 810 CCC Peace Bond and held for court on Friday morning. On August 17th, 2012, a 44 year old male was arrested in Lakeside Park for breaching his conditions on a recognizance of release regarding a previous charge for a sexually oriented offence in another jurisdiction. He was remanded in custody and will appear in Nelson court on August 20th, 2012. Sgt. J. Scott-Pryke Nelson Police Department

On the afternoon of 2012-08-21 the Nelson Police Department received numerous requests for assistance from concerned citizens of Fairview regarding a young brown bear that was casually moving about in yards, streets and lanes of Fairview. Officers of the Nelson Police Department engaged the bear in an attempt to direct the bear towards the forest. Officers involved, used numerous means to coax the bear back into the wilderness. Unfortunately, their efforts to steer the bear back into it’s natural habitat were not successful. The bear was seen eating human garbage, was no longer wary of humans and would not depart the heavily populated neighbourhood. Police were concerned for the safety of children and adults walking, jogging and playing in the area. The bear was treed at 707 Fifth Street. Conservation Officer Service was requested to attend, unfortunately they were not available. With civilian crowds gathering and darkness approaching the decision was made

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No Fires at Taghum Beach

The Regional District Central Kootenay (RDCK) has issued a No Fire Permitted for recreational users of Taghum Beach. For the safety of users and neighbors of Taghum Beach, this restriction on all fires is in place as of August 17, 2012. The Regional District will reevaluate this restriction on Wednesday August 22, 2012. If you have any questions please contact the RDCK at 250-352-6665 or check out our website at Submitted by the RDCK


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 611 Fifth Street, Nelson, BC V1L 2X1

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to dispatch the bear in the interest of public safety. Sadly, a member of the Nelson Police Department dispatched the treed bear efficiently and humanely. The bear carcass was removed by police and recycled back into nature. The Nelson Police Department would like to thanks citizens in the Fairview area for their patience, assistance and understanding during the difficult police encounter. A group of concerned citizens approached police at the scene and thanked the police for acting quickly, safely and humanely Over the past week the Nelson Police Department has responded to numerous complaints of bears within our community. The Nelson Police Department would like to remind everyone to ensure that fruit is removed from trees and yards and all garbage is kept in secure bear proof containers. Other urban food sources for bears can be compost, pet food and barbeques. Constable Brian Weber Nelson Police Department

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NVIT and Selkirk College sign Memorandum of Understanding Castlegar/Merritt – Selkirk College and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This memorandum is designed to enhance the educational experience for learners at the institutes through collaborative efforts that ensure learners have relevant and seamless access to support services, cultural resources, and academic pathways. The three-year agreement signed today at Selkirk College’s Castlegar campus

highlights how the institutes plan to work in partnership. “Today is about increasing opportunities for learners in the Province of British Columbia who have chosen to pursue their studies at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology or Selkirk College,” said NVIT President Ken Tourand. “This agreement directly reflects goals within NVIT’s Strategic Plan related to building strategic relationships and ensuring learners have clear educational pathways. We look forward

to working with Selkirk to enhance the learner experiences at both institutes while supporting Aboriginal education.” NVIT is the home of Aboriginal public post-secondary education in B.C., with a student body that represents more than 70 per cent of the Aboriginal communities across the province. NVIT invites students from around the country to further themselves with over 300 courses and programs ranging from trades training to a Bachelor of Social

Why does the level of a creek not change noticeably when you watch it? dr. science Christine Humphries

How can the creek be getting such a constant flow of water (from other creeks? rain? snow?) to maintain its level? To answer this question, I contacted Mike Walsh, a civil engineer with Selkirk Power Company Ltd. in Nelson. Here is what he wrote to me. Creek and river levels actually do change all the time, however, it usually happens over a long period of time and very slowly. The flow appears so constant because creeks get their water from rainfall, snow melt and groundwater seepage that come from the creek’s entire catchment area. During rain events, some of the rain runs off the ground surface into the creek and some gets absorbed into the ground and becomes part of the groundwater table. In other words, the rain does not enter the creek all at once and come down in one big wave. Rather, it takes a while for the surface water from all around the creek’s catchment to make

it to the creek and flow along its length. The rain falling close to a point of the creek could enter the creek in minutes, while the surface water from the farthest point of the catchment could take hours or even days to reach that same point on the creek. So, as the rainwater from the farther points of the catchment flows along the creek, it appears that the flow is fairly constant. For snow melt, the process is basically the same as for rainfall; some of the melt becomes part of the groundwater table and some runs along the ground into the creek. However, unlike rain, snowmelt takes place over a much longer time. When there is no rain or snowmelt taking place, the creek still receives water from the inflow of groundwater from previous snowmelt and rain. In mountainous creeks, groundwater is basically like a big storage of water that is slowly let out over the year. This groundwater flow is usually quite constant and changes very slowly over a period of weeks or months. Thank you Mike for taking the time to inform us!

Dr. Science is in real life, Dr. Christine Humphries, a molecular biologist

Work. With campuses in Merritt and Vancouver, online courses and community-based deliveries throughout Canada, NVIT serves approximately 1,400 students annually. NVIT is committed to strengthening communities, one learner at a time. For more information on programs available at NVIT, visit or call tollfree 1-877-682-3300. For more information on programs available at Selkirk College, visit www.selkirk. ca or call 1-888-953-1133.

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The TLA principal and Kootenays teacher are hosting a homeschool information session and fun science activity:

The Eyes Have It How Do We See? Hands on dissection at Castlegar Library, August 31st 12-5pm. RSVP to

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RCMP and the organizers of Shambhala share the same goal

August 6 - 14, 2012 The RCMP and Organizers of Shambhala share the same goal of hosting a ‘Safe and Peaceful’ Festival. It is the largest ‘Special Event’ in the West Kootenay and is held annually on a 200+ acre private property site off of Highway 3, near Salmo, B.C. The Shambhala Event Security group again this year has played an important role in dealing with attendees. This includes traffic control from Highway 3 into the site, inspecting vehicles entering the festival and resolving problems throughout the weekend. As in past years, the Security staff continue to be extremely help-

ful and professional throughout the event. The Village of Salmo population is approximately 1,200 people and the Salmo RCMP has a regular staff of 4 officers. As with any significant special event, there’s a large number of out of town citizens arriving in Salmo to attend this festival. Attendance at Shambhala is limited to 10,000 people and there was over 1,000 volunteers, staff, entertainers and employees associated to the various music bands and commercial vendors and booths at the site. Most attendees travel to the festival via motor vehicle resulting in a considerable increase in traffic for area

residents. In an effort to keep area roadways safe, Police maintain a strong presence on the highways prior to, during and immediately following Shambhala. Numerous Traffic Road Checks, as well as enforcement and patrols, were conducted within the Village of Salmo, as well as the surrounding roadways within the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment area, such as Highway 3, Highway 3A and Highway 6. During this year’s Shambhala Music Festival the following sections provided Police Service delivery during the days leading up to, dur-

ing and following the event (August 6 - 14, 2012): - Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment (KBRD)- uniform members, including Salmo and surrounding Detachments, and KBRD General Investigation Section - plain clothes members, - Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU) (combined Nelson Police Department and RCMP section) and - West Kootenay Traffic Unit, - KBRD Police Dog Service unit, - Traffic Canine unit and - Automated Licence Plate Recognition Vehicle. S/Sgt. Dan SEIBEL Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment.

During the August 6 - 14 time period, Salmo RCMP were involved in the following Controlled Drug and Substances Act/ Criminal Code investigations and will be recommending the following charges: -3 Counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (Drugs located and seized by Salmo RCMP- cocaine, GHB (liquid), Mushrooms, ecstacy pills, mar-

ihuana, LSD (sheet form) ) -2 Counts - Breach of Conditions -1 Count- Assault There were two more suspects issued Promise to Appears for court for Assault allegations. Another male was arrested and released for court on a sexual assault allegation. These matters are presently still under investigation. Salmo Detachment Traffic Charges:

-2 Impaired Driving cases -8 Reported Driving complaints where Violation Tickets were issued -3 Reported Collisions where Violation Tickets were issued -2 Written Warnings -8 Other Violation Tickets issued. It is with sadness we include a Sudden Death Investigation involving a 23 year old male subject from Sidney, B.C. in this

year’s report. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the deceased’s family and friends. Other media releases specific to this occurrence have been issued. While not official at this time, the subject is believed to have suffered cardiac arrest due to a drug overdose. The lead investigating agency in this matter is now the B.C. Coroner’s Service. S/Sgt. Dan SEIBEL Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment.

Between August 6 and August 14 the West Kootenay Traffic members, with the assistance by the Nelson Police Department, several local RCM Police Detachments, Police Dog Services and an Advanced License Plate Recognition (ALPR) Unit, roving patrols were conducted along with road checks to detect high risk drivers traveling to and from the Shambhala Music Festival.

FINAL STATS: charges/files acquired by IRSU and West Kootenay Traffic Services members. -118 Speeding -2 Excessive speed vehicle impoundment -31 No drivers license -17 Drive contrary to restrictions -16 Novice (drive contrary to conditions) -5 No insurance -37 Seatbelts

-8 Intersection offences -22 Other traffic -10 Drive while prohibited -1 Vehicle impoundment -2 24 hour suspension alcohol -2 24 hour suspension drugs -2 Impaired driving drugs -1 Impaired driving alcohol -8 Liquor control act alcohol charges -1 Criminal (possession of stolen property) Drug cases/drugs seized: -41 Cannabis

-16 Ecstasy - mdma -6 Psilocybin -1 Hash -2 Lsd -1 Ketamine -1 Ritalin -1 Trafficking -17 Drug property seized (related to above)...17 -31 Notice/orders, various warnings S/Sgt. Dan SEIBEL Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment.

Shambhala report from Salmo RCMP Detachment

Shambhala report from West Kootenay Traffic Services and IRSU

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Last week’s survey responses:

Is Shambhala good or bad for our community?

51% of our survey reponses say the fesitival is good, 37% say bad while 12% say it depends WELL organized, gathering for young people (and not so young) to party...a bit like the Mardi Gras that goes on for days.... TOO highly linked to drug use THE havoc that Shambhala wreaks on our youth is not worth the economic benefit. I hope that the death that occurred at shambhala this year, will not fuel opponants to the festival. The fact that the young drug addict died there, was merely a co-incidence, and could have happened anywhere. I don’t understand how a major event like this does not have decent sanitation. Are there no standards that must be met by the event organizers or are they too low for the number of participants? IT brings too many bad apples to the area. SHAMBHALA places a burden and stress on the police and ambulance services of Salmo, Nelson, Castlegar and Trail. OF course Shambhala has been a wonderful event for our corner of the Rockies, allowing visitors from far and wide to experience the beauty of both the scenery and the friendliness of the good folks who live here. I hope it survives for decades to come.Brings in visitors, permanent residents, jobs and worldwide recognition. What is bad? I think Shambhala on the whole is good for our community. Unfortunately, some people who go to this festival go simply as an excuse to do drugs, but for the most part, people go to dance and have fun. I am very impressed with the security and medical facilities up there and I think that the organizers take every precaution they can realistically take to keep this festival safe for everyone.

IT sets a bad example to young children - either clean up the event or close it down. I think the festival has through the years become unmanageable. The risks out weigh the benefits. THE most transparent and responsible festival I have ever heard of. THE family works hard to make it a great festival. Why would we knock a success? The “social services” should get their head out of the sand and refuse services to those who paid to get into Shambala. They made a choice and should live by it like the rest of us do. WE’RE lucky that such a well organized and fun festival is so close by. I know the music is not for everyone’s tastes but, does that mean it should be shut down? Of course not! I feel that it’s today’s version of “Woodstock” - for the most part it’s a loving and progressive audience that is tuning in and dropping beats ;) THEY should affirm much more ethical values in order to protect the lives of young people who attend the festival, their global health, inspire them... THE festival has added enormously to the business, social and cultural fabric of our community. The organizers are responsible corporate citizens who go the extra mile to give back to the City of Nelson. I have no problem with a music festival. I do not think a drug fest is good for our young people. Since they no longer include teens without parents, it is improving. ONE of the best music scenes in all of Canada and abroad. I have never been but have heard nothing but great revues from our younger generation in husband and I are both retired and love to hear the positive responses from strangers as well!!!!

IT depends on what you mean by is good for the Shambhala Community and those they support. Frankly I think the energy is not that of the 60’s of peace and love and higher vibrations...I feel insecure and unsafe around the time before and after the weekend. The energy in Nelson changes and I encounter negativity and aggresivity!!! Sorry young people I am not lumping you all together it is just what I notice. OVERALL, Shambhala is definitely a good thing for our communities: it brings in lots and lots of extra cash, and helps to remind us all that our way is not the only way! JUST embrace the energy of the people that attend - it helps make Nelson a different place. NO matter the community or the music festival, there are always some bad things that happen but overall it is good for tourism dollars and the community/region. IT draws the wrong kind of people SHAMBHALA’S generous donations are an obvious boom to our community and its efforts to keep everyone safe and sound during the festival are exemplary and, it would seem, mostly successful (nice work, folks), but when all is said and done, the ‘nature of the beast’ is what it is (what else can it be?... The festival brings on its heels more drugs (in particular, the less benign and potentially more hazardous, unpredictable kinds), more dazed and confused visitors, and more drug-related activity. This, into a community already infamous for this very thing. So now, each and every August, I lock my doors at night and avoid both the city (shopping, dining, recreating, etc.) and the regional parks like the plague and, if possible, travel far-far away, spending my hard-earned summer fun dollars someplace else...

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Opinion&Editorial My Opinion

by Spencer Pollard

Shambhala’s Influence

Shambhala is kind of a big deal. The festival often attracts upwards of 10,000 people per year and with many people often comes many problems. The influence of Shambhala has lead to positives to the community as well as negatives. Shambhala is often a boon to the city of Nelson. Although some might disagree with the quality of some of the people of our city, businesses couldn’t be happier with a large increase of traffic thanks to the festival. The festival is also known for the amount of drug use that goes on within the festival. Drugs play a large role in our community whether we like it or not and although it isn’t something I personally condone I can’t deny the effect it has had on the community. Whether it is good or bad is up to you. I personally haven’t attended the festival usually due to lack of funds or general disinterest but I can’t deny the positives and negative effects the festival has had on our community. Whether you love it or hate it, Shambhala will continue to provide entertainment to the denizens of the community for years to come. Spencer Pollard is an young man living in Nelson BC with an interest in digital arts and writing. His ideas are of benefit to all of Nelson, and to stroke his abnormally large ego

Dear Editor, On August 21 in Fairview, a young black bear was shot in my neighbour’s tree. I witnessed the event and the whole thing has left a sour taste in my mouth. I understand that Nelson Police have made large improvements in dealing with so-called problem bears. The number of bears that enter city limits and are killed each year has been reduced. That I applaud. However, here are the things that I found particularly dis-

turbing about the event: A problem bear, such as the one who was destroyed, does not become one overnight. Many towns in BC co-exist with bears. We lived in a community where bears were a common sight, and in eight years we never had any trouble. We were bear-aware. We had never before witnessed the scene that unfolded in Nelson on August 21. Clearly, we have a lot to learn. Wendy Horan Nelson

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Letter’s to the editor

Dear Editor, Once again, the last week or two has demonstrated there are not enough camping places in Nelson. At this time every year recently, the Nelson Police have been ejecting people from parks and other places where visiters attempted to camp. At the very least the City could set up a temporary camp for the two weeks either side of Shambhala, with the minimum facilities required and charge a minimal amount to stay there. As with other issues such as parking meters, lack of

public washrooms, no-dogs bylaw, and no skateboarding or hackeysacking, it appears that Nelson City Hall is trying to drive away visitors rather than attracting them. Nelson is such an attractive place and yet those in charge have a pretty dismal record in making it welcoming for visitors. Thankfully the friendly citizens succeed in making visitors stay as pleasant as possible despite City hall’s apparent attempts to do the opposite. Yours truly, Anthony Hill Nelson

Hi Nelson and Express Crew, Thank you all so much for your work for organizing the Lakeside Park film nights. Special thanks for the August 12 screening of Winged Migration. This event was a great opportunity to connect with the community and raise awareness about the Nelson Food Cupboard. As a bonus, we collected about $220 worth of non-perishable food donations. Big thanks for all your support! Anna Kirkpatrick Nelson Food Cupboard Director Editor’s Note: You can still donate food to the Nelson Food Cupboard by calling the 250-354-1633

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

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Rated PG 100 minutes

12 Gr ’ SC ea R t S EE ou N nd

Nelson and District

Women’s Centre


Sunday, Aug. 26, 8 p.m. in Lakeside Park (near Rotary Pavilion.) Bring blankets, chairs and sweaters.

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Movies Under the Stars presents


Sunday, Aug. 26, 8 p.m. at Lakeside Park. 100 minutes long. Rated PG.

Dawn and Peter O’Neil live together with their children on the outskirts of a small country town. Next to their rambling house stands the kids’ favorite playground: a giant Moreton Bay Fig tree whose branches reach high towards the sky and roots stretch far into the ground. Everything seems perfect until Peter suffers a heart attack, crashing his car into the tree’s trunk. Dawn is devastated, left alone with her grief and four children to raise. One day, 8-year-old Simone, reveals a secret to her mother. She’s convinced her father whispers to her through the leaves of the tree and he’s come back to protect them. Dawn takes comfort from Simone’s imagination, and the tree starts to dominate their physical and emotional landscape. But the close bond between mother and daughter, forged through a mutual sorrow and shared secret, is threatened by the arrival of George, the plumber, called in to remove the tree’s troublesome roots. As the relationship between Dawn and George blossoms, the tree continues to grow, with its branches infiltrating the house, its roots destroy the foundations. Feeling increasingly isolated, Simone takes refuge in her beloved tree, refusing to come down. Dawn is forced to make an agonising decision. But as the heavens open and nature takes over, she may have left it too late.

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This week’s movie is presented in part by

Nelson and District Women’s Centre

The Nelson Women’s Centre has played an essential role to thousands of women in our West Kootenay communities over the past 40 years. The Centre is a supportive and welcoming place which provides information and referrals, training and educational sessions, peer counseling, free clothes and food, a library, and computers and office equipment. This year our garden has provided an inspiring place to be, producing a great harvest and a stronger community. The Drop-In Centre is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 12 a.m.-4 p.m. at 420 Mill Street. A new project, Community Threads, started in July and

offers women of all ages a place to learn valuable textile skills from gifted senior presenters in our community. The next two sessions offer instruction in quilting and moccasin making and is held at the Women’s Centre on Fridays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Women’s Centre does not receive on-going government funding and relies on grants and donations from our community. Please visit our website at to learn how you can contribute and to join up to receive our monthly email update. Please note that our next special event is a concert with the amazing Tret Fure with Kate Reid opening at the Spiritbar on September 1, 2012.

a play by wajdi mouawad preformed by oscar derkx directed by adriana bogaard

Word Jam Music Slam: a Literary and music Coffee House and Open Performance Space Saturday, Sept. 1, 12:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Expressions, 544 Ward Street, Nelson Celebrating all commu- you have a song to share? nity with Pride, Kootenay This event is not restricted Pride presents an afternoon to the LGBT topic, but it is coffee house during Pride a Pride event. We hope to Weekend.Gather together to encourage anyone to attend enjoy some spoken word and be heard. We have some performance, poetry, read- performances arranged, but ings, and some musical there is an open mic compieces, in this gentle non- ponent to the setting so that alcohol ALL AGES event. people can drop in and treat Do you have something the crowd to something you wrote to share? Do you from the heart. want to read an excerpt from Everyone is welcom to your favourite book? Do this all ages event.

august 24/25/26/30 and sept 1 at 7.30pm matinee aug 26 and sept 1 at 2pm no show aug 31st

at the former tnt playhouse (corner of ward and carbonate) tickets $15 adults/$10 under 18 available at the music store, 580 baker street

presented by the tnt young company

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“8” kicks off pride week

Friday, Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre Michael Graham and harrowerarts, with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, is proud to announce a one-night-only reading of “8.” This play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8, written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and AFER Founding Board Member Dustin Lance Black. “8” is an unprecedented account of the Federal District Court trial in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now Perry v. Brown), the case filed by AFER to overturn Proposition 8, which stripped gay and lesbian Californians of the fundamental freedom to marry. With an all-star cast including Phillip Seagram, Pat Hennman, Deb Kozak, Michelle Mungal, Bradley Roulston and Karen Agnew, the story for “8” is framed by the trial’s historic closing arguments in June 2010; and features the best arguments and testimony from both sides. Scenes include flashbacks to some of the more jaw-dropping moments of trial, such as the admission by the Proposition 8 supporters’ star witness, David Blankenhorn, that “we would be more American on the day we permitted same-sex marriage than we were on the day before.” With proceeds benefiting the The American Federation for Human Rights, this production of “8” kicks off the Kootenay Pride Celebrations with a cast of 21 local actors and professionals. Advance tickets are $11 and are available at the Capitol Box Office 250-352-6363 or online at Tickets are $13 atthe-door beginning at 6:30pm To purchase tickets contact the Capitol Box Office at 250-352-6363 or visit For a schedule of Kootenay Pride: Fifteen Years of Fabulous activities visit

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17th annual Fat Tire Festival for kids from age 2-72 to enjoy

Friday, Aug 24 to Sunday. Aug 26 in and around Nelson Friday - BikeFest! Meet us down- enough to ride the trails in Nelson. Then, town Baker Street for some good old head over to the Rosemont Bike Park fashioned bike fun! Join in the bike to pick up your prizes and watch the parade and then show off your fanciest, kiddies in action. Join in the games the clunkiest, cruisiest bike for a chance NDCC has to offer or settle in to watch at prizes. Race you down the street the Dirt Jump Jam. - slowest one wins. And all the while, Sunday - Double Down downhill check out Shawn Denny’s tricks as he event at Morning Mountain. Two does trial demonstrations all night. runs down Placenta and the best Saturday - Double Up Cross Country matched time wins! mountain bike event. Pick a partner and For more information visit then decide if you are “Sane” or “Insane”

An intimate evening with


Rogers Saturday, Sept. 16, 8 p.m.

at Expressions, 554 Ward St. Nelson

Opening set by Daniel Champaign Tickets are $30 plus HST at the door or in advance by calling 250-354-3910. Visit Garnet’s website at

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Nelson & Area: Fri. Aug 24 - Sun. Sept 2 ●●● Live Music Fri. Aug 24 ●●●All Request DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill

●●●Carnival Band w/ guests. The Royal. 9 p.m. $10 at the door. Doors open 9pm. The party starts after Marketfest.

●●Last Marketfest of the season. Come down to the 500 and 400 block of Baker Street at 6 p.m. to experience Nelson based crafters and entertainers for a magical night. There is a requested 4% donation for this event. ●●Fat Tire Fest. For more information visit

●●TNT Young Company: Alphonse By Wajdi Mouawad starring Oscar Derkx, Directed By Adriana Bogaard. TNT Playhouse corner of Ward and Carbonate. For details call 505-6900 ●Drop-in Fibre Arts Skill Share Session at the Nelson and District Women’s Centre. ●Gender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362. Sat. Aug 25

●●●Little Birdie at Expressions, 554 Ward St. Nelson. Show starts at 8 p.m. Canadian based guitar and accordian folk songstress. Tickets available at the Express office, 554 Ward st. or by calling 250-354-3910. ●●●Toby w/ guests. The Royal. 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and ●●Fat Tire Fest. For more information visit

●●TNT Young Company: Alphonse By Wajdi Mouawad starring Oscar Derkx, Directed By Adriana Bogaard. TNT Playhouse corner of Ward and Carbonate. For details call 505-6900

●● Special Events ●●The last summer docent tour at Touchstones Nelson. A knowledgeable museum docent will be available for guided tours on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Free with Admission.Please visit our website for more details: php ●●Lake Keepers Workshop August 25-26. Preregistration is required. $50 or pay as you can. Contact friendsofkootenaylake@gm ●Meat Draws at Nelson Legion. 3:30p.m., in beverage room with Karaoke after. 250-352-7727.

●The Nelson Scrabble Club meets at 1p.m. For further information, please call 250-352-6936. Sun. Aug 26 ●●●Niko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m.

●●●Karaoke. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill. 9p.m.

●●Movies under the star presents... The Tree. This free movie in Lakeside Park ios the end of the summer long series. The movie is rated PG. Movie starts at 8 p.m.

● Ongoing Events

fun, music and games from 11am-6 pm. Free of charge, more information Sponsored by the West Kootenay EcoSociety. ●St. John’s Lutheran Church Service. Everyone welcome to 4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250-3543308.

●Nelson Storytelling Guild meets the first Sunday of every month at the Back Alley Studio (across the alley from Oxygen) at 7PM on Sunday. Bring a story to tell, a friend and your open ears. ●RC electric 1/10 dirt track racing, every Sunday 10am at 5 Mile tracks. Contact An intimate evening with

●Nelson United Church Service. 10 a.m. All are welcome. 602 Silica St. 250-352-2822. ●Cribbage at the Legion beverage room, 12:45p.m. 250-3527727.

●Ascension Lutheran Church Service 10:15a.m. 1805 Silverking Rd. All are welcome. 250-3522515. ●Quaker Meeting 4th Sunday of each month in Winlaw. 11 a.m. Phone 250-226-6701. Everyone welcome. ●Texas Hold’em Poker at the Nelson Legion. 12p.m. Last Sunday of every month. 250-352-7727.

Little Birdie

Saturday, Aug. 25, 8 p.m. at Expressions, 554 Ward St. Nelson Tickets are $10 at the door or in advance by calling 250-354-3910

●●Fat Tire Fest. For more information visit

●●Lake Keepers Workshop August 25-26. Preregistration is required. $50 or pay as you can. Contact friendsofkootenaylake@gm ●●TNT Young Company: Alphonse By Wajdi Mouawad starring Oscar Derkx, Directed By Adriana Bogaard. TNT Playhouse corner of Ward and Carbonate. For details call 505-6900

●●The Redfish are in and it’s time to celebrate their return at the first annual RedFish Fest. Come to the Kokanee Creek Park Visitors Centre at 12 Mile for an afternoon of learning,

“Like a precious little birdie she sings and floats away Landing where it’s possible, living day by day Always going on, as a modern troubadour Singing her own songs so lovely and so pure” by Hans Witjes, in Holland Photo by Marcel Houweling

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●●● Live Music Mon. Aug 27

●●●Sarah & Rich at the Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m. ●Pool Table Nights, Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill

●Heritage Harmony Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming anyone! Tim 250-825-9694 or John 250-3526892 Tues. Aug 28 ●●●Cliff Maddix and friends 6p.m. The Library Lounge

●●●Funk Boat (No Cover) The Royal. 9pm. Tuesday nights feature local musicians. Sometimes they’re a DJ, sometimes it’s a band or an artist. Wed. Aug 29 ●●●Paul Landsberg at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m. Electric Wednesdays w/ Estevan. The Royal. 8:30pm. Take your turn in the spotlight, or enjoy the music of those who do, at one of the Kootenay’s best open stages. Talk to Estevan to sign up for a timeslot during the night. ●Alzheimers/ Dementia Caregiver support group meetings. 2nd Wednesday Monthly. 7 p.m. Call 250-352-6788 or email 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. email ●Nelson Women’s Centre Dropin. 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 Margaret-Ann at the Youth Centre. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656.

●● Special Events

●Nelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resource Centre. Wednesdays from 12 - 2pm 719 Vernon St. or phone 250-352-6008. Thurs. Aug 30 ●●●Kiyo Elkuf and friends at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m.

●●●White Lightning Blues Band . The Royal. No Cover. 8 p.m. The White Lightning Blues Band will be bringing you the blues, all the blues and nothing but the blues. Delta, Chicago and West Coast Blues in it’s pure form. So make sure you bring your dancing shoes and your best dance floor moves. ●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. 250-505Sudoku Classic 7248. Fri. Aug 31 ●●●All Request DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill




●●●Von Butcher & Friends. The Royal. Tickets are $5-$10. Doors open 9pm. Von Butcher is a 5 piece ol timey /country space rock outfit.




●●●Niko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. ●●●Karaoke. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill. 9p.m. ●St. John’s Lutheran Church Service. Everyone welcome to 4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250354-3308.

●Nelson Storytelling Guild meets the first Sunday of every month at the Back Alley Studio (across the alley from Oxygen) at 7PM on Sunday. Bring a story to tell. a friend and your open ears.

●RC electric 1/10 dirt track racing, every Sunday 10am at 5 Mile tracks. Contact jdnelsonrc@gmail. com

●Nelson United Church Service. ●●Word Jam Music Slam: - Easy a Difficulty Level 10 a.m. All are welcome.sk9E000038 602 Silica Sudoku Classic Difficulty L Literary and music Coffee House and St. 250-352-2822. Open Performance Space. 12:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Expressions, 544 Ward ●Cribbage at the Legion bevStreet, Nelson. Everyone is invited to erage room, 12:45p.m. 250-352this free Nelson Pride week event 7727.


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●The Nelson Scrabble Club meets at 1p.m. For further information, please call 250-352-6936. Sun. Sept 2

●●●Tret Fure, American songwriter and singer arrives from Madison Wisconsin to perform for the Women’s Centre’s fundraiser at the Spiritbar. Visit her website at The dynamic and fun Kate Reid has just be announced as her opening act. Tickets are at Otter Books, the Hume Hotel and at the door for $20.



●Meat Draws at Nelson Legion. 3:30p.m., in beverage room with Karaoke after. 250-352-7727.

●●The spoken word play called “8” at the Capitol Theatre, 7:30 p.m. .Advance tickets are $11 and are available at the Capitol Box Office 250-3526363 or online at Tickets are $13 at-the-door beginning at 6:30pm Friday August 12. ●Gender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362. Sat. Sept 1










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Pets & Livestock

‘98 SUBARU OUTBACK AWD KEEP YOUR GIRLS satisfied and for sale. Heated seats, roof racks, CD player. 230000km $4500 250226-6911 SELLING 73 VW camper van, no rust, runs well. $4000. call 352-1204

2010 FORD FOCUS SE. 13,000kms

for $13,250. V.Fuel efficient. Warranty. Manual. Sports Appearance. 250 8253427/5511844.

Automotive-Tires/ Parts/Other

580K CASE BACKHOE clean machine $9900 250-352-1619



Evinrude hardly used $3000 and 9.9 Yamaha motor used once 16’ GLASCRAFT BOAT & Trailer with 40HP (not working)+ 10HP, no seats, $500 OBO 250-354-4417

Lost & Found


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

BEAR CAT WOOD Splitter for sale. Year 2012. $1,800 like new. 250-229-5467 DENON RECEIVER 120W x 7.1 Dolby Digital AV Surround MultiZone, AVR 2106. $375 Call 250505-7866

Misc. Wanted

TODDLER SLIDE. STANDALONE or for attachment to swing set. Please call 250-551-5287

Music & Dance

PIANO: $ 300, Brand: Willis &

Co. Limited, Montreal. Needs tuning. Picture: Contact Jake @ 250-352-1695

secure. Handsome young roosters, approximately 4 months. $10. 250 354 1340 33G FISH TANK w/hood & lights. Comes w/Hagen AquaClear 50 power filter. Good condition $100(OBO) 250-505-5015 17” COLLEGIATE ALL Purpose English Saddle. Some staining on cantle and one side flap. 250-3572768

Real Estate

QUAINT ROSEMONT HOME. GREAT views, gardens. Close to parks and schools. $329,000. More info & pictures, 250-352-9235

Real Estate Wanted

WANTED A 3 bdrm & 2 bath, dining room, workshop, moduline home in Nelson less than a few yrs old. 250 492 6371


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


suite at 1 mile/beach. All inclusive with w/d, gasBBQ, very sweet. $1000.00 250-354-4485 NEW 3 BDRM home in uphill Hardwood, heated tiles,stainless appliances. Sept 1, $1300/ mth + utilities 825-9228 3 BEDROOM HOUSE on 5.6 acres in Winlaw for rent. $1100 + utilities. Call Jim @ 250-226-6911 2 BR 1/2 Duplex Johnstone Rd. Veggie garden. Solar hot water. FSWD Kids welcome $850+utils 250-352-5492

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GRANDPARENTS SEEK HOME near grandkids in Nelson.

Long-term rental. Need 1 bedroom+ garage/workshop space. Steady pension income. Small pets. 250-354-1412 message

Shared Accom.

ROOM AVAILABLE IN shared home in uphill. Nice home in great neighbourhood. $425/ 3521204

Vacation Rentals

3 BDRM HOUSE on Baker

St. furnished. Charming heritage home. Garden, BBQ, off-street parking. $1000/wk 352-2026.

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OLDER COUPLE W/CATS needs garden suite. Private. Suits 1 quiet affordable stable home. Reliable, person. Washer/dryer. No pets/ quiet. Walk to downtown SudokuNelson. Classic Difficulty Level - Medium internet a MUST. smoking. Uphill. $700. 250-352Sudoku ClassicHigh-speed Difficulty Level - Easy 250sk9E000038 551-2367 6399. 1BDRM SUITE, YMIR. F/S, W/D, HANDY-TYPE LONG TERM tenbright, beautiful, small, n/s, Avail ants seek lease on acres 30min to Aug.1 $650/mo includes heat. 604- nelson, 1200$+/-, have dogs/farmisee puzzle on page 14 nals, 989-0258 WINLAW, 3 BRD, 2 Bath. Newly renovated 1500 sq ft home. Comes with 4 appliances. Electric heat. 1/2 hour from Nelson and Castlegar. 8 acres, close to river. N/S, N/ Easy Medium P. $1200 per month plus damage deposit. 250-265-0168. 6 2 7 5 3 1 4 9 8 3 2 8 4 1 5 6 9 7 SUNNY SECOND FLOOR 23 5 8 9 7 4 2 1 6 1 6 5 7 9 2 3 8 4 bedroom, Rosemont. Lots of stor1 4 8 2 6 5 3 7 9 7 4 9 8 6 3 1 2 5 age & parking. Quiet. No smoking. 7 6 5 1 9 2 8 4 3 8 7 3 5 4 6 9 1 2 Cats considered. $860 + electricity. 9 8 3 4 5 7 6 2 1 Phone/text 250-354-3697 4 1 2 9 8 7 5 3 6 2 4 1 3 6 8 7 5 9 5 9 6 2 3 1 4 7 8 ONE BEDROOM APT. Two blocks off Baker uphill Nelson. Newly reno8 3 2 7 1 5 9 6 4 9 5 4 1 7 8 2 6 3 vated. Available Aug. 15th or Sept. 5 7 9 6 4 3 1 8 2 6 8 1 3 2 4 7 5 9 1st. W/D Fridge, stove. No pets, no 2 3 7 6 5 9 8 4 1 4 1 6 2 8 9 3 7 5 smoking, no parties. References Solution Solution required. $750.00 mo. plus utilities. see puzzles on page 12 250-421-1573 or 250-427-4414. CLEAN, MODERN, 1 bedroom

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