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by Rachel Leigh The completion of a nineyear environmental assessment process has done nothing to ease the controversy around the year-round ski resort Glacier Resorts Ltd. hopes to build among the glaciers and mountains 55 km west of Invermere. Jumbo Glacier Resort (JGR) is one step closer to reality after the Province’s decision last week to accept the Environmental Assessment Office’s (EAO) independent scientific review. Before construction can proceed, the Vancouver-based developer must reach a Master Development Agreement (to address concerns raised during the environmental assessment) with the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection and receive zoning approval from the Regional District of East Kootenay. But the assessment process has failed to satisfy opponents of JGR, who believe the contentious project will destroy the area’s wilderness heritage and imperil the Central Purcell grizzly bear population. Kim Kratky, spokesperson for the Coalition for Jumbo Wild and Conservation Chair of the Kootenay Mountaineering Club, thinks the Province is passing the buck to local governments lacking expertise in dealing with large back-country recreational projects. “It seems as if the government didn’t want to say “no,” and perhaps discourage international investors; yet it didn’t want to say “yes” in face of powerful opposition among


Kootenay voters.” Meredith Hamstead of the Jumbo Creek Conservation Committee reports that she was rendered speechless by the decision, citing what she described as “cavalier disregard for the public process” on the part of George Abbott, Minister of Sustainable Resource Management, one of three government ministers responsible for okaying the environmental assessment process. But Hamstead sees grounds for optimism in the transfer of responsibility to the RDEK. “We feel very good that this is in the Regional District’s hands now; it’s gotten to a place where the public may be heard. It’s obvious that the (provincial) government has no regard for public input.” Nelson-Creston MLA Blair Suffredine responds that JGR’s environmental approval had nothing to do with politics; it was simply the outcome of a review by an independent scientific panel. And, he says, “It’s completely inappropriate for anyone to put pressure on an environmental review.” While he appreciates people’s environmental concerns, Suffredine says he’s “not sure that we have any more right to say yes or no than any other people in BC who might benefit from increased tourism. All of us have a stake in whether or not we participate in those benefits.” Grant Costello has no doubts about the benefits of his company’s plans. “It’s a well-known fact that ski resorts are economic engines for the province and

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Skiers head from the Glacier Dome towards the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort base (the cleared area in the centre of the Upper Jumbo Creek Valley). Abundant winter and summer skiing, as well as sightseer access, would be available from the 3,021 metre Dome.

for the communities that surround them. You just have to look at Golden (and the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort) for evidence of that,” the Vice President of Glacier Resorts Ltd. says. Costello respects opponents’ opinions and discourse, but he thinks they’ll find solutions to their criticisms when they look at the Environmental Assessment Office’s report and see the steps his company has taken to mitigate the project’s environmental impact. One such step is a 60 percent reduction in the size of the Controlled Recreation Area, which will prevent development in areas more frequently used by grizzly bears. “I would hope that we can now move forward to

get the regional support and approval that we need and complete the master plan and look forward to building Canada’s most exciting new ski resort,” concludes the company VP, who is relieved and elated by the


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• The proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort would have a base elevation of 1,700 m. • The resort’s wintertime vertical drop would be over 1,700 m, the greatest at any ski resort in North America (in the summer, there’d be a 700 m drop). ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� • The $450 million project would include an estimated 104 hectare resort base area, a hotel with approximately 6,250 beds (including 750 beds for staff), condominium vacation homes, and associated amenities for the resort community. • JGR would provide approximately 3,750 person years of construction employment and create 750 to 800 permanent full-time jobs. • During the 60-day formal public comment period on the Project Report, the EAO �������� ���� ����� ���� ������� ���������������������������� received 5,839 written submissions from 4,755 identifiable individuals. ���� ����������� ������� ��������� ������� ����� ����� ������������� � • 50% of submissions were from outside the Kootenays ������� ����� ���� ��� ���� ���� ���������������������������� • 91% of submissions were expressions of opposition������������� to the project. �������� ������������ �������� ���� ���� ����� ��������� ������ ������������������������������ • The current population estimate of the Central Purcell Grizzly Bear Population��������������������������� ����������������������������� ������������������������ Unit is 150 bears, which the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection estimates������������ ������ �������� �������� ������ is 93% of habitat capability (163 bears); for a ‘threatened’STEPHANIE designation,TAYLOR the popula- ���� ���� ���� �������� ��� �������� ���� ������� ������� tion would have to decline to less than 81 bears. ��������������������������� ���� Source: Jumbo Glacier Resort Project Assessment Report, Environmental Assessment Office ����� �������� ���� ��� ������ ��������������������������� ������������� ������ ����� ���� ����� ������ ���� ��������� ������������������������������ �������������������������� ����� ����������� ��������� �������� ���� ���������� ���� ���������� �� ���� ������� ��� ���������������������������� ���������������������������� ���� ������� ���� ����� ����� ������������������������������� ����������������������������� ���������� ���� ��������� ��� gas is ������������������ ��������� ������ ������ ������ ��������� ��� ��������� ��� �������������������������� expensive,���������������������������� ���� ������������ �������� ����� ����������� ��� ���� ���� ����� ����� ����� ���� ���� ������ ��� ���� �������������� ����� ��� but... ����������������������������� �������������� ��������� ���� ���� ��������� ��������������������������� ������������ ���������� �������������������������� ������� ���� ���������� ����� ����������������������������� ���������������������������� ���������������������������� ������������������������������� ����������������������������� within city limits �������������������������� ����������������������������� ���������� with min. $30 order ���������������������� ���� ����� ��������� ��� ������� �� ��������� ���� ���� ������������������������ ���������� ����� ������� ���� ������ �������� ����� ����� CHINESE FOOD ���� ��������� ��� ������ ���� ��� ���� ���� ������� ������ ������ ������� ������ ��� ���� 7 days a week ����� ������� ����� ��� ���� ������� ���� ����������� ��� ������ ������ ��� �������� Best Sushi in the Kootenays ������� ��������� ������� ����������������������� ���������������������������� Mon - Sat 9:30 - 5:30 ���� �� �������� ����������� ���� 352-5115 ���� ������� ������� ��� ���� ����������������������������� 354-4622 509 Baker St. • 352-1789 546 Baker St.





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Ceremony to be held to Honour Queens Jubilee Medal Recipients Sunday November 18, 2-4 p.m. in the Hume Room at the Hume Hotel in Nelson MLA Michelle Mungall designed to be as democratic will be hosting a ceremony as possible and in the end in Nelson to present Queen involved over 800 people. Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee The ceremony is open to Medals to four outstanding the public and light refreshcitizens, from four communi- ments will be served. ties across her Nelson-Creston “It was the members of riding. the community that selected The Medals will be pre- these recipients, and I would sented to Joan Reichardt of like to invite anyone who is Nelson, Shannon Nickisch able to attend the ceremony to of Sirdar, Bruce Walker of come and help me recognize Kaslo, and Dorothy Hearn of the work that these wonderSalmo on Sunday November ful people have done to make 18, 2012. The four recipients Canada a better place” says were chosen through a pro- Mungall. cess designed by Mungall that Those planning to attend involved a riding wide call are encouraged to call Ms. for nominations, a commu- Mungall’s community office nity based short listing com- at 1-877-388-4498 to RSVP. mittee and an online and telesubmitted by the office of phone vote. The process was Michelle Mungall, MLA

CBC’s Radio West broadcasting live in Nelson Wednesday, Nov. 7, 4-6 p.m. at the Royal on Baker St. The daily afternoon on Friday, Nov 2, from 6 CBC program, Radio West - 8pm, The Royal will be w/ Rebecca Zandbergen, giving away 100 Guest List will be broadcasting live- spots to people who come by to-air, Live At The Royal. in person to reserve their spot. The show will feature news, On broadcast day, doors for stories, and interviews with this event will open at 3:30, various Nelsonites. There and all remaining seats will will be prizes & give-aways. be first come, first served. Admission is free, however, submitted by the Royal

Take Back the Night March Wednesday, Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m. at the Corner of Baker St. & Hall St. Take Back the Night will march through the streets to take a stand against violence against women. There will be an opening and closing circle, open to all genders. The march is for selfidentified women and children only. Bring your

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Nelson City Councillor Bob Adams holds up his Queens Jubilee Medal, which he got for his work with Metis in a nomination separate from our local MLA’s process. Additional medal winners will be recognized by MP Alex Atamenko at a ceremony on Friday, November 16.




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2012 PowerSense awards recognize outstanding energy conservation Whether it’s replacing natural gas boilers in a 100- year-old heritage building or adding energy efficient equipment that cuts costs and improves the lumber product at a local mill, 18 local individuals, businesses and institutions are going the extra mile to be energy efficient. FortisBC announced the winners of its annual PowerSense Conservation Excellence and Leadership awards for outstanding achievements in energy efficiency. Conservation Excellence awards went to Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort, Creston & District Community Complex, Wynndel Box & Lumber, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, Golden Life Management, Pacific Insight,

Interior Health, City of Nelson, and LPEY Holdings. Leadership Awards went to the Regional District of Central Kootenay, the City of Nelson, the City of Rossland, and the Columbia Brewery Together with organizations from the Okanagan, these leaders have collectively saved over 13.6 GWh of electricity, enough to power over 1000 homes each year. As well, they have saved more than 6,500 gigajoules of natural gas, which is equivalent to removing more than 80 cars from the road. One of the largest projects recognized with a Conservation award was the upgrade to the Creston and District Community Complex, saving nearly

$30,000 annually in electricity costs. The PowerSense Conservation Awards are handed out annually as part of FortisBC’s annual PowerSense month activities. PowerSense month highlights FortisBC’s commitment to energy efficiency and the need to reduce energy consumption and, specifically, peak energy consumption through the winter months. For more information on energy efficiency tips, rebates and programs to help you save energy in your home or business, contact your local PowerSense representative by calling 1-866-4367847, email or visit submitted by FortisBC

Thursday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. at the Mir Centre for Peace, Castlegar Dr. Cole His career has concentrated on Harris is a BC his- examining the relationship between torian and geog- Indigenous and non-Indigenous peorapher who was ple in British Columbia, with parborn and raised ticular interest in their connection in New Denver to the land. His works have led to and is now retired a considerable rethinking of the hisafter some forty tory of British Columbia, as exempliyears of teaching fied in one of his books entitled The Dr. Cole Harris at the University Resettlement of British Columbia, in of Toronto and at the University of which the colonial notion of settleBritish Columbia. ment is challenged.

Dr. Harris is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an officer of the Order of Canada. He will speak on opportunities in the past that were missed which could have led to a much different outcome today for Native Peoples in B.C. Tickets Adults $16 Student/ Seniors $13. Tickets available at Selkirk College Bookstore, Castlegar, 250-365-1281 submitted by Selkirk College

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Community dollars support local economy and Nelson Women’s Centre

Community Dollars are an important new local initiative focusing on re-localizing and strengthening the local economy. Through obtaining Community Dollars at the Nelson and District Women’s Centre, (or other participating non-profits), you are supporting the Women’s Center with much needed supplemental funds for operational costs as well as promoting resilience and economic growth in our city. By exchanging Canadian currency for Community Dollars at the

Women’s Centre, located at 420 Mill Street, during drop-in hours, (Tuesday-Thursday from 12-4) you have an opportunity to get a glimpse of the services that are offered to all women in the community. Check out the website - to get more information about the great work being done in our community. For detailed information about the positive ‘ripple effect’ that spending locally has on a community, check out this interesting info graphic - Community members are able to use their local currency at a variety of local businesses and services in the area (see for a current list of over 50 participating businesses.) Please do your part in helping this new endeavour succeed - spread the word and reaffirm what makes this city great, our strong sense of community. Questions? Call 250-352-9916 or email tamara

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Nelson Hydro meter replacement almost complete Nelson Hydro has nearly completed replacing all of the utility’s approximate 10,000 meters, with a program that began in 2004. Each year they replaced 1,500 – 2,000 residential meters and advised customers of the work being done. There are about 100 commercial meters remaining to be replaced this year to finish the program. The old electro-mechan-

ical meters are being replaced with solid state digital meters, complete with a radio-read feature, and are not “smart” meters as utilized by other utilities. The new meters allow meter reader to retrieve data from their vehicle, reducing the time required to read meters by about 95%, thus reducing labour costs. The meter transmits a secure signal to the Nelson Hydro mobile

data collector and records customer consumption, as if it were read manually. The radio signal emitted is 900 MHz @ 150 milliwatts, which is far less than the safety limits of Health Canada. The signal transmission is 126 milli-seconds long and is repeated every 30 seconds. There have been some media reports of new smart meters failing and causing

house fires. Nelson Hydro has had no meter fires to date out of the 10,000 meters that have been changed. The meter upgrade program has helped Nelson Hydro to maintain electricity rates amongst the lowest in Canada. For more information and for rate comparisons visit the Nelson Hydro web site FAQ section

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Science & Technology: Holy 3D Modeling, Batman! Morgan Dehnel D-Pace, Inc. If you like imagining, working with, and creating three-dimensional objects you may be interested in a career as a Mechnical Designer. Thomas Stewart has worked in Nelson since 1998 in this field. Prior to that he completed the “Mechanical Engineering Technology” program in the “Mechanical Design Option” at BCIT ( study/programs/635ddiplt). Thomas first attended UBC in the early 1990s, but it was difficult to ascertain exactly what field interested him in terms of a career. Also, he said it felt as if committing to a 4 year program to determine what he wanted to do for the long term was a bit long, particularly given that he was quite undecided about what direction he wanted to go. He and other students found that working towards the 2 year Diploma of Technology from BCIT was a good way forward. It provided a concentrated program

in a particular applied field, so that, when completed, a well defined career path and good prospects for a high paying job would be available . If a more academic path remained appealing afterwards, then an excellent base for going back to or continuing on to university was established. If the chosen technology career path didn’t appeal in the end, then only 2 years would have been spent on this path, and other options could be tried without an overlong delay. As it turns out, Thomas is very happy with the choice he made, and during our discussions he noted that after an appropriate period of professional work experience has been obtained in this field, one can apply to the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) for Certification. Thomas mentioned that when he first started at BCIT in the mid-1990s, hand-drafting was just being phased out, and he studied during the transition to Computer Aided Design (CAD). At that time, project work was generally in 2-dimensions (2D), but nowadays all mechanical design work is done in 3-dimensions

(3D). Thomas generally works with the two software products: InventorTM, and SolidWorksTM. Though the initial modeling is in 3D, manufacturing drawings in 2D are often required by machine shops. Nevertheless, it is becoming more common to produce finished machine parts whereby the 3D model has been automatically converted to G—code for CNC type milling machines. If high school students are interested to experiment with this type of work, it is likely their high school will have such software programs available. Sometimes it is fun to make a

3D model of a regular every day item such as a cup. Thomas says that the field is changing, and a couple of interesting developments are the advent of 3D printers that enable him to print out 3 dimensional parts directly from these specialized printers. This facilitates rapid proto-typing. Also, these days it is quite easy to solve problems such as how to use a new tool within one of the 3D CAD software programs because a brief search on the internet will usually yield a YouTubeTM video demonstrating how to use the feature.


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Nelson Police Reports: bridge jumper, alcohol related disturbances On Monday, Oct. 22 at 10:30 p.m. a motorist noted a female dressed only in a housecoat walking onto the orange bridge and reported it to NPD as suspicious. As Constables were en route numerous other 911 calls came in about a female on the outer deck clinging to the bridge railing. With the assistance of some passerby’s that stopped to help the female was pulled to safety and transported to KLH to

be assessed under the mental health act. Without the assistance of the people who reported, and other that stayed to help NPD members this event could have had a tragic ending. On Wednesday Oct 24 at 5:30 p.m. an intoxicated male staggered out in front of a sheriffs transport vehicle in the 0 block of Government Rd. Sheriff’s narrowly missed the male and stopped to stay with him while NPD

was called. The male, well known to police and sheriffs, was due to appear in court in the near future for charges stemming from liquor abuse. He is currently being held to appear in Nelson Law courts Friday Oct 26. On Thursday, Oct 25 on two separate occasions during the day, a person was arrested in the Chahko Mika Mall for causing a disturbance. At 2:30 p.m. an intoxicated 34 year old male

was shouting and swearing at people outside Save On foods and taken into custody by NPD members. At 6:45 p.m. a 23 year old male, possibly under the influence of street drugs was doing the same in the food court area. Both were held until sober and released on charges of causing a disturbance. Neither is allowed back on mall property. submitted by the Nelson Police

9-1-1 emergency calls cannot be received via a text message The RCMP would like to remind all residents in the Southeast District that 9-1-1 emergency calls cannot be received via a text message. The equipment is not available to receive text messages at the 9-1-1 Centre located in Kelowna

or at the Nelson Police 911 the telephone system Department. is going to direct your call Recognizing the many to the closest 911 centre to new ways to communi- you. There is not a univerDifficulty cate, police are warning Level sal text- Easy number for 911 so the public against using if you are to text it, it is not text messages for emergen- going to go anywhere. cies. Wherever you are in There is also no way North America, if you dial for the caller to verify

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Author Gary Wright launches Unrepentant: The Story of an Era

Saturday, Nov. 10, 3 pm at the Vallican Whole Community Centre, 3762 Little Slocan River Road, admission is free Gary Wright writes escape to Canada, career as State. A few years later he ed from the US to Canada of his experiences in his a travelling musician, and was being chased by the in the 1960s. He was an new book Unrepentant: The rise to political office in FBI for anti-war activities independent logger before Story of an Era with a little the Great White North. Can associated with Vietnam- becoming a regional district help from former MLA, he survive in a land where era politics. He was mayor director, then a leading light Corky Evans. The dust the money is color-coded of New Denver for almost in British Columbia’s New over reads, “The U.S. State to help keep you from over- a quarter-century; served as Democratic Party. Department places him on tipping the waitresses? Will chair of the regional district Admission is free, internal exile because of Canada survive the election for six terms. He believes although books and refreshhis ties to the SDS, a radi- of a former American hip- that politicians are truly ments will be for sale. Gary cal 1960s anti-war group. pie to the crucial post of mirrors of the people who is also reading at the Slocan Drugs, sex, rock n roll, village mayor?” elect them. Library on Sunday, Nov. 25 principles and politics fill The author was once Contributing a special at 1 p.m. the pages of this darkly chosen by the American chapter to “Unrepentant” is submitted by the humorous memoir of his Legion to attend Boys’ Corky Evans, who immigratVallican Whole

East Shore author Alanda Greene shares debut novel Napi’s Dance Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 pm at Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance) From the mountains of Kootenay Lake’s East Shore in the 21st Century to the prairies east of the Rockies in the mid-1800s may seem a huge distance. But Kootenay Bay author Alanda Greene ably transports readers through space and time in her debut novel Napi’s Dance. The event, part of Oxygen Art Centre’s Presentation Series of readings and talks, is free and open to the public. Greene’s novel, pub-

lished by Toronto’s Second Story Press, describes in part how a group of women in a Blackfoot band cope with the practical and spiritual devastation that white incursion brings to the nomadic inhabitants of southern Alberta’s plains. The life of the young daughter of settlers a generation later provides added perspective to the tale. Greene, a second-generation southern Albertan, taught school for 24 years

on the East Shore, and has published widely on middle school educational issues. For several years she managed the bookstore at the Yasodhara Ashram at Kootenay Bay. Also reading with Greene at the Nov. 9 launch of Napi’s Dance will be Nelson author Eileen SUBMITTED Pearkes, whose books Kootenay Bay author Alanda Greene include The Geography of Memory, a history of the about her mother’s strugWest Kootenay’s Sinixt gle with Alzheimer’s. submitted by Oxygen or Lakes Indians, and The Art Centre Glass Seed, a memoir

Nelson Storytelling Guild monthly meeting changes to bigger location Sunday, Nov. 4, 7- 9 p.m. Commons of SelfDesign High, 2nd floor of the Legion Building at 402 Victoria Street and Stanley The Nelson Storytelling come the voice of all! intimate way. And now Get your Guild is celebrating its first Meeting on the first they are graduating into the anniversary by graduating Sunday of every month, Commons of SelfDesign Press Release at SelfDesign High. The sto- they have filled the space High, a glorious space with in rytellers started as a small with birth stories,stories of resounding 30 foot ceilings theExpressNewsUpdate group of storied-story lov- loss, stories of sublime sat- and a little kitchen where ers in the informal setting of isfaction, and stories that they can make tea for the the Back Alley Studio and have been around since potluck snack and goodies. Click here have grown into a thriving before there was speech. It submitted by the group of those who wel- has been a grand year inan Nelson Storytelling Guild

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Interior Health public flu vaccination clinics to continue In light of the recent temporary suspension of Novartis vaccine products (Agriflu and Fluad), Interior Health wishes to advise the public that our public flu clinics will continue as scheduled using our primary vaccine product Vaxigrip. Novartis products comprise less than 10% of the vaccine supply in Interior

Health. Interior Health has been using another vaccine product for the majority of this year’s influenza vaccination campaign which is not affected by the suspension. This product will also continue to be available through community vaccine providers such as doctors and pharmacists. On October 26th, Health Canada issued a vol-

untary suspension of the use of Novartis influenza vaccines due to the presence of small particles found in the vaccines in Europe. The suspension is a precautionary measure. B.C. has temporarily suspended the use of these vaccine products. The public can be assured that all lots of the Novartis vaccines received in B.C. had passed Health

Canada’s inspection systems with no concerns and that there have been no reports in Canada or internationally of any increased side effects or health problems from the Novartis vaccines. For information on the influenza vaccine and to find a flu clinic near you visit: www.interiorhealth. ca/FluClinics submitted by Interior Health

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7- 8:30 p.m. LV Rogers Secondary School, 1004 Cottonwood St. The pressures of school an impact on mental health. 7pm from Dr. Joel Kailia, and growing up can be Learn information who has been running the overwhelming and difficult about the mental health mend health clinic at LVR, for children; adolescence is issues that affect children and Catherine Williams, a time of dramatic change. and youth and how you can Child and Health Mental Young people often feel tre- support your children dur- Health Clinician with the mendous pressure to suc- ing their challenging transi- Ministry of Children and ceed at school, at home and tion to adulthood at LVR Family Development. in social groups. Marijuana Secondary on Wednesday, This valuable and inforand other addictions have November 7, starting at mative evening is presented

free of charge by the District PAC and SD #8. Travel and childcare subsidies will be available at the door. Stay tuned for future Parents’ Night Out events. submitted by the Kootenay Lake District Parent Advisory Council

Workshop: Mental Health, Anxiety and Depression in Children and Youth

Dogs and Chocolate: What every dog owner should know

Pets - Purely Natural

By: Dr. Andrew Jones

Chocolate in surprisingly small amounts can seriously affect your dog, and in some cases cause your dog to die. Small animal veterinarians are seeing increasing number of dogs with chocolate toxicity as more of us are eating the ‘healthier’ dark chocolate. Unfortunately your dog only needs to eat 1/3 as much dark chocolate as opposed to milk chocolate to become seriously ill. In

this article I will show you why chocolate is toxic, the types and amounts that will cause poisoning, the symptoms of toxicity, and what you can do if your pet consumes chocolate. The toxic components in chocolate are caffeine and theobromine. The theobromine is found in high concentrations in chocolate, and causes most of the clinical signs in dogs. Theobromine affects your dog’s intestinal system, nervous system (brain), cardiovascular system (heart and lungs), and the kidneys. The symptoms of chocolate poisoning in dogs are based upon the amount of chocolate eaten, the type of chocolate, and the time since it was ingested. The most common sign after your dogs eat chocolate are gastro-intestinal, meaning stomach upset, bloating, vomiting and diarrhea. Not uncommonly you may see hyperactivity, restlessness, elevated heart rate and increased

drinking and urinating. The most serious signs are when the nervous system is affected; these may show up as tremors, seizures, increased breathing rate, high body temperature ( hyperthermia) and coma. Let’s look at how much theobromine is in certain types of chocolate, then we can best know if you need to be concerned about chocolate poisoning in your dog if he has eaten some. A 5oz milk chocolate bar contains 250mg of theobromine, a dark chocolate bar contains 600 mg. Unsweetened baking chocolate contains 400mg theobromine per square, Semisweet chocolate chips (30 chips), 250mg. Dry cocoa powder contains 700 mg of theobromine per ounce. If your dog eats any amount of chocolate, the first thing is to figure out how much has been consumed. Then based on the type of chocolate, determine if your pet has

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eaten a potentially toxic amount. If the dose of chocolate is 20mg per kg of theobromine or higher, you should be seeing your veterinarian and inducing vomiting, or doing this at home. So this means that if your 10lb (5kg) poodle eats a milk chocolate bar, then induce vomiting as he has eaten more than 200mg of theobromine. The method I prefer to induce vomiting is by giving hydrogen peroxide at 1 teaspoon per 10 lbs of body weight. If your pet doesn’t vomit in 10 minutes, repeat again. I advise to never do more than 2 treatments of peroxide. You can also try salt: dilute 1 teaspoon of salt in a tablespoon of water per every 10lbs of body weight. If you are unable to induce vomiting, if your dog is showing any serious signs such as tremors, seizures, excessive vomiting, diarrhea, or you are at all unsure please see your veterinarian.

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Cyclists present cyclovolcanic quest and multimedia documentary Tuesday Nov. 6, 7 p.m. at the United Church (602, Silica Street ) Cycling the Pacific two globetrotters on wheels Ring of Fire, “volcano-hop- will stop over in Nelson to ping” by mountain bike present their inspirational around the globe’s largest and captivating multimedia ocean is an expedition of account. epic proportions undertak“Cycling the Pacific en by Canadian adventurers Ring of Fire part 3...Full Janick Lemieux and Pierre Circle” is a multimedia Bouchard. documentary presentation Come and meet these of the adventures they’ve passionate reporters as they endured and scenes they share their tales and dis- witnessed during those 27 coveries gathered during months spent in the sadthe third and final stage of dle between Jakarta and this ambitious “cyclovol- Vancouver, a chronicle of canic” quest. While com- the closing stage of this ing “full circle”, the couple incredible and outstanding rode some 25,000 kilome- mega MTB-trek. Along the tres between Indonesia and way, the pair got familiar Canada, exploring on bikes with volcanoes and folks of volcanic isles and peninsu- Indonesia, the Philippines, las of Asia, Far East Russia Taiwan, Japan, Russia’s and Alaska, remote and Kurils and Kamchatka, magical spots of Western Alaska, Western Canada, Canada, and the Ring of and Hawaii. Over a thouFire’s very centre, bull’s sand stunning images, eye...Hawaii! several original video As part of Pedal excerpts, along with ani����������������������������� Magazine “Cycling the mated maps and graphPacific Ring of Fire part 3... ics, portray their fabulous Full Circle!” pan-Canadian journey as the adventurers lecture series and fundrais- provide witty and insighting event for the benefits of ful commentary and obserNelson Cycling Club, the vations, intertwined with


Janick Lemieux and Pierre Bouchard riding through the Nisgaa lava beds

melodies and rhythms of Montreal composer Martin Tremblay. This highly volatile, explosive and “subversive” cocktail of culture, nature and adventure will sure enthral you! Once again, volcanoes of the “Ring” led these seasoned adventurers to the most surreal of landscapes and warmest of souls... Janick Lemieux and Pierre Bouchard have been patrolling the world on their burdened bikes, seeking adventures and searching for the people and landscapes of our planet, since



1990. Besides seeing their work published in magazines around the world, they are long-time regular contributors to Canada’s Pedal, Vélo Mag, and Géo Plein Air. It’s in May 1999, after having pedalled more than 100,000 kilometres in some 40 countries, that they set off for the Pacific Ring of Fire’s volcanoes and dwellers Admission is $12 in advance/$15 at the door. Tickets are available at The Sacred Ride and Gerick’s. submitted by Cyclovolcanique

To view a teaser of Cycling the Pacific Ring of FIre part 3, visit:

Come see a Movie! Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. AFKO, Second floor (former TNT) entrance on Cabonate/Ward St

$5 members /$8 non-members The story of a rich, stuffy quadriplegic, Philippe, who is Taught How to Live Again by his uncomplicated, street-smart black chauffeur. The second-highest grossing French film of all-time ! In French with English subtitles (Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano), France, 2011, 112 min, with François Cluzet, Omar Sy and Anne Le Ny.

In French with English subtitles


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Former Cirque de Soleil clown to teach workshops in Nelson Saturday, Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mary Hall Gym at Selkirk College Everyone from the ing 3 years with Le Cirque from Quebec, will stop community is invited to du Soleil. He has developed in Nelson. To initiate the attend the bilingual circus the teaching of the circus community at the “Street arts workshops, This event arts under six main catego- Performer” career, term that is brought to you by collab- ries and will be happy to M. Ranger is the investioration between the West assist you with those activi- gator. Is talking about his Kootenay Francophone ties this November 10th: vision ‘’this is a term that I Association (AFKO), equilibrium, juggling, aer- have created to describe the Vision Ouest (Vancouver) ial techniques, stilt walk- role of the street performers and The Dreams Circus ing, roba bola and acrobatic in Québec and as is should (Québec). skills. You don’t have to be, according to the custom Benoit Ranger, cer- speak French to participate of our fellow enthusiast, the tified clown, who is uni- at these workshops. People term was lunched all over versally known under from 3 to 90 years old are the world’’. his stage name; BEN LA welcome. The company will also BAROUETTE, has more This is part of a British visit two French schools in than 30 years’ experience in Columbia tour that the com- the area, Les Septs-Sommets the circus industry includ- pany The Dreams Circus in Rossland, and Les

Sentiers Alpins in Nelson. This workshop will give an educational model with a method that is recreational. It is a strong program that teaches vocabulary too. Perfect for kids that want to learn and have fun! The costs for this event will be: $30 per family and $15 per person. Price for AFKO members: per family $25 and $10 per person. Join us at 10h30 and play all day! submitted by the West Kootenay Francophone Association

Nelson Community Opera presents: Jesus Christ Superstar November 8-11 2012 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this timeless, edgy blockbuster makes its ����������������������������� debut in Nelson, directed by the musical team of Kevin Armstrong and Laura Johnson for the Amy Ferguson Institute. The rock show features enduring songs like “I Don’t Know how To Love Him” and the title tune

“Jesus Christ Superstar”. Show times are 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on November 10 and 11. Tickets $30/ $20 for students and seniors at the Capitol Theatre box office (250) 352-6363 or online at submitted by Nelson Community Opera


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The CIRCO-CIRCUIT, composed of several clearly defined stations, enables a large number of people of all ages (3 years old & up) to take part and try out various disciplines. The instructor is Benoit Ranger. Cost: Family $30 - Individual $15 (kid or adult) AFKO members $25 and $10 avec la collaboration de


Cast of Jesus Christ Superstar rehearses for their upcoming performances

Circo-circuit pour toute la famille Circus Workshops

3 yrs ans et and up plus

- in French & English

Samedi / Sat. Nov. 10, 2012 10:30 am - 3:30 pm À/at Mary Hall Gym, Selkirk College, Tenth Street Campus, 820, 10th Street, Nelson

Échasses Stilt walking Acrobaties Acrobatics Benoit Ranger, alias Jeux d’équilibre Equilibrium Ben Labarouette Manipulation d’objets Objects manipulation & Juggling

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Many hands make up the Nelson & District Arts Council

If you were asked about ArtWalk, you might say that it is a visual Art Event that occurs over the summer, with some festivities along Baker Street – you may have been there. What you may not appreciate is that ArtWalk is an ongoing program of the Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC). Did you know that the Colours of Nelson mural at the south end of “B.O.B.” was a program of NDAC? Did you know that some local artists, who were members of NDAC, applied for and received funding for part of their artistic pursuits? Like most volunteer organizations, NDAC has had a history of ups and downs. The AGM on Sept. 13th elected a new Board and there too were some surprises after the first Board meeting. Guess what? After an uncertain start, the current

NDAC board is strongly committed to facilitating and maintaining events and programs in the Art scene of Nelson and District. Currently in the works is a Web based Artist Directory (Word Press) that will allow artists to represent themselves in a self directed digital format. The Directory will be tested in December and should be up and running in January 2013. NDAC will be initiating a Quarterly Report to keep the public informed as to what is going on with NDAC. If you were wondering how to get to know other artists in the Nelson area, NDAC is planning several Art Socials, with the hope of bringing together artists from all disciplines. As part of their mandate, NDAC will be organizing Outreach events to re-connect with those artists and communities who may have

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The Nelson and District Arts Council Board: left to right, (back) Sara Victor, Ron Robinson, Darcy Hula, Simone Varey, (front) Terran Orletsky, Karen Bennett

felt forgotten. This is just the “tip of the iceberg” – perhaps a bad analogy in the context of global warming. All this and more is the result of committed efforts from six Board members – someone who might live on your street. Ah!, you might say, I too would like to participate

Opening reception: “Close to Home - The Hundred Mile Painting”

in the ongoing development and wellbeing of the Arts in Nelson and District. There is a remedy. You may go to: and click on “contact us”. Many hands are needed to create and maintain the Arts scene you would like to have in Nelson and District. submitted by theNelson and District Arts Council

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7 - 9 p.m. at Kootenay Gallery, 120 Heritage Way, Castlegar Twenty one mem- and mixed media. bers of the West Kootenay “We decided to use the Chapter of the Federation theme based on the concept of Canadian Artists have of the Hundred Mile Diet.,” teamed up for a tribute to says WKCFCA Exhibit the Kootenays with a juried Chair, Sandra Donohue, “to show of forty-seven paint- celebrate the area that we ings spanning images from live in. The benefits of using the artists’ inner heart and food produced in our area soul to the landscape that are healthy for the body, stretches from their home soul and economy. Art is town to the mountains, food for the soul. We don’t E. Alfoldy - Last Colours, Creston Flats lakes, rivers, and sky. A have to travel far for nourvariety of mediums have ishment for our body and Margaret Elliot SFCA, and their favourite piece for the been used to create the soul, and we know what a Lori Hughes AFCA chose “Peoples’ Choice Award.” submittedbytheWestKootenay work: graphite, waterco- treasure trove of artists we the pieces for the show. At the opening reception guests Chapter of the Federation of lour, acrylic, coloured pen- have in our area.” Jurors will be invited to vote for Canadian Artists cil, pastel, oil, textile dyes, Barry Chadwick SFCA,

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Why does newspaper turn yellow with age? dr. science Christine Humphries

If you cut out and keep important newspaper articles, you may notice that the paper changes colour over time. The reason that newspaper turns yellow with age is due to the type of pulping process that is used to make the paper. Newspaper is made from mechanical wood

pulp, a cheap, economical way of making paper because the process uses 90 percent of the wood from a tree with very little chemical processing. Paper made using this process contains lots of a chemical compound called lignin. When the lignin present in the paper is exposed to air, a process called oxidation causes it to change into compounds, called quinones, that are yellow coloured. Lignin makes up one quarter to one third of the

mass of dry wood and is the second most abundant organic material on earth, after cellulose. Without lignin, wood would not be stiff and a tree would be unable to stand upright. Lignin is best described as a natural glue-like substance that provides strength to the cell wall of some plant and fungal cells. Although its exact chemical structure is not known, lignin is a polymer, which means it is a large complex molecule made up of identi-

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

cal smaller units, called monomers, which have chemically bonded. Higher grade paper, such as you might use in your computer printer does not yellow as quickly because a different pulping process, requiring chemicals, removes the lignin from the pulp. This type of chemical treatment wastes 50 percent of the wood, making this a much more expensive pulping process than mechanical pulping.

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

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My Opinion

by Spencer Pollard

Social Media can be anti-social Social Media is a big deal. It’s what keeps you to connected to friends and family as well as the world around you. But when does it stop being a tool for connection and instead become a tool of escape? In this technological age it can be easy to be swept up in social media sites like Facebook or Twitter that it can potentially make conversing with someone face to face difficult. These tools that are made for communicating with others easier can make it just the opposite. Make sure to moderate your use to avoid any social repercussions that it may bring, also not using those sites in a work setting is ideal. No one likes an employee who spends half of their day on Facebook. A good way to moderate use it to either limit yourself to checking any social media site to a few times a day or even checking it in intervals. Feel free to spend your time online sharing your experiences with those nearest to you as well as those far away. Just make sure to stop and smell the roses along the way.

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

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Fish Heads and Flowers

Fish Heads to the person who owns the big dog (off leash) that bit our small dog (on leash) on the back of his neck. You were no where near when your dog approached and bit our dog, and you both were long gone before we realized the our dog’s had in fact been injured, not just snapped at. After several visits to the vet (and many hundreds of dollars later) our dog is getting better. Signed: Wishes all dog owners were responsible

Flowers to locally owned business that manage to have affordable prices even if they can’t quite compete with the big box places. My wallet doesn’t always co-operate, but I really try my best to shop with you first. Sometimes that means shopping my local thrift store! Signed: local shopper Flowers to skiers over 90 years old. You are such an inspiration! Signed: middle age skier

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Nelson & Area: Fri. Nov. 2 - Sun. Nov 11 ●●● Live Music Fri. Nov 2 ●●●James Keelaghan at the Capitol Theatre 8 p.m. Tickets $25

●●●Kashoo Album Release at The Royal 8 p.m.

●●Starbelly Jam AGM 7 p.m. Crawford Bay Community Corner. Questions? email: ●●Solar Information Session 2nd Floor - 607 Front Street 2 p.m. Solar Soiree for 19+ to follow at 5:30 p.m. ●Gender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-3545362. Sat. Nov 3 ●●●Smalltown DJs at the Spirit Bar

●●●Hey Ocean w/ Alvarez Kings & Tofu Stravinsky at The Royal 8 p.m ●●●The Orchestral Savages, Michael Guthrie, The Chimney Swallows (Corwin Fox & Raghu Lokanathan)at Ellison’s Cafe, 12-3

●●Rachel Yoder will give an artist talk on Memento Mori at Kalein Hospice Centre, 402 West Richards Street 5 – 7 pm ●●Gala Dinner and Auction for Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce at the Prestige ●●Shane Koyczan at the Castlegar Sculpturewalk Gala 2012 at the Element in Downtown Castlegar 8 p.m. $25

●●Tea and Talent Come join the fun! 1-3p.m. admission $5 Music. door prizes, superb baking. Grans to Grans unique gifts. Presented by St.Saviour’s Anglican Church.Come and relax, meet old friends and new.Hart Hall, formerly Memorial hall enter on Carbonate at Ward St., Nelson

●● Special Events

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

● Ongoing Events

●The Nelson Scrabble Club meets at 1p.m. For further information, please call 250-352-6936. Sun. Nov 4 ●●●Niko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m.

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

●●The Big Sing: Community Improvisational Circle Singing, at 501 Carbonate St. (Former Anglican Church Hall) 7- 9 pm $10. ●●Whitewater Ski Team Swap Hume School. Dropoff - 9:30 - 11am, Sale - 12:30 - 3pm.Pick up 4:30pm

●●Avi Melamed talk on Middle East in 2012 presented by the Jewish Federation of Canada at the Best Western 153 Baker St. 7:30 p.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 Commons of SelfDesign High, 2nd floor of the Legion Building at 402 Victoria Street and Stanley at 7 p.m. 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 ●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. 250-352-7727.

●Ascension Lutheran Church Service 10:15a.m. Rosemont Elementary. All are welcome. 250352-2515.

●Texas Hold’em Poker at the Nelson Legion. 12p.m. Last Sunday of every month. 250-352-7727.

Chimney Swallows Saturday, Nov. 3, 2-3 p.m. at Ellison’s Cafe, 523 Front St. Songwriters Raghu Lokanathan and Corwin Fox are back touring BC to launch their new act, the Chimney Swallows at the Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions. They sing harmony, pick guitar, frail banjo, squeeze accordion and tell stories. They will also be at Cedar Creek in Winlaw on Thursday and in Ymir on Saturday evening. submitted by Ellison’s Cafe Mon. Nov 5 ●●●Sarah & Rich at the Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m. West Kootenay Ostomy Support Group meet at 2 pm, Kiro Wellness Center, Trail. Speaker: Ken Siemens. ●Scottish Country Dancing at the Central School Gym. Your first class is free! ●Pool Table Nights, Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill ●Heritage Harmony Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming anyone! Tim 250-825-9694 or John 250-3526892 Tues. Nov 6 ●●●Cliff Maddix and friends 6p.m. The Library Lounge ●●●Fish & Bird at The Royal 9 p.m

Wed. Nov 7 ●●●Paul Landsberg at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. ●●●Dan Mangan w/ Rural Alberta Advantage & The Abrams Brothers at The Royal 6 p.m

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●●● Live Music

●● Special Events

Artist Talk: Rachel Yoder Saturday, Nov. 3, 5 – 7 p.m. at Kalein Hospice Centre, 402 West Richards St. Nelson Rachel Yoder, a local visual artist, will be giving an artist talk on her latest body of work, Memento Mori. There will be an opportunity to view the work and to create your own pattern based on your

answers to the questions about death, dying and living that are embedded in the abstract canvases. There will be music, wine and appies. submitted by the Kalein Hospice Society

Wed. Nov 7 cont’d ●●CBC’s Radio West - LiveTo-Air Broadcast w/ Rebecca Zandbergen at The Royal 4-6 p.m ●●Opening reception for “Close to Home – the Hundred Mile Painting.” at the Kootenay Gallery. rom 7 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Show runs Nov. 7-11 ●●Take Back the Night. 5:30pm, corner of Baker and Hall St. Nelson Women’s Centre 3529916 ●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 MargaretAnn at the Youth Centre. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 608 Lake St. ph. 250-3525656.

●Nelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resource Centre. Wednesdays from 12 - 2pm 719 Vernon St. or phone 250-352-6008. Thurs. Nov 8 ●●●Rob Johnson & Guests at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m. ●●●The White Crows of The New Apostolic Church at The Royal 8 p.m ●●Mir Centre Lecture: Cole Harris: Aboriginal Land Claims: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects at Mir Centre for Peace 7 p.m. ●Toastmasters: Improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. www. toastmasters.or. ●Nelson Women’s Centre. Dropin. 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. Nov 9 ●●●Freak Motif w/ Vortex Live at the Royal 8 p.m. Tickets $10 at the door ●●●All Request DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill

●Gender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362. Sat. Nov 10 ●●●ULLR Fest at The Royal 9 p.m ●●Ascension Lutheran FREE DAY at Rosemont School All are welcome to come and get warm clothing and bedding 9am-noon ●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. Nov 11 ●●●Niko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. ●●●Karaoke. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill. 9p.m. ●●●Russell Jackson Band at The Royal 6 p.m. ●St. John’s Lutheran Church Service. Everyone welcome to 4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250354-3308.

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● Ongoing Events

●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. 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. Rosemont Elementary. All are welcome. 250352-2515. ●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.


Fish & Bird, Canada’s alt-folk force to be reckoned with are playing Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Royal. This year has seen them play the Commodore Ballroom (Vancouver’s premiere music venue), Winnipeg Folk Festival, and as far away as Folk on the Rocks Festival in Yellowknife. Visit

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condition. V low kms. Winter tires. Sports appearance package. Manual. $13,250. 250-8253427/551-1844 2010 HYUDAI ACCENT, 39,000 Klms. 5speed, new goodyear tires, undercoated, mud flaps, $8200. OBO 250-354-7010 1999 HONDA ACCORD 2 Dr. Coupe $1,000 runs well! 245000, electric windows, doors, sunroof, automatic. 250-551-2825

Automotive-Tires/ Parts/Other

FOUR 15 INCH Volvo rims with old

summer tires mounted. $100.00 for the set. 250-825-0183 USED 1998 TOYOTA 4 runner parts -tailgate with working motor and back window -radiator -alternator -starter 352-6723 BEARCAT LOG SPLITTER, 21 ton, 160 cc Honda, almost new, $1500.00 obo 250 229 5467


13, black with spiders/web design. $70 (250)357-2758




COZY YURT IN Thrums all inclu-

DAY at Rosemont School All are welcome to come and get warm clothing and bedding Saturday, Nov 10, 9 a.m.-noon



rugs at great prices. Tel: 6042993324 Web site: www.rugcanada. com

Help Wanted


Society seeks PT Executive Director. See ad this page.




Castlegar & District Community Services Society. Responsible for overall program management, staff accountability, community development and growth of the Society. Full time position with a competitive salary and benefits package. See www. for details.

Misc. for Sale


BOGS NEW WITH tags on, size Classic


Difficulty Level - Easy Sudoku



March8 Join Karuna & Paul Erickson for this transformative yoga and cultural adventure. www.yogakaruna. com 2502294793

tint, non opening windows, all around 3 by 5. $300/lot. Ymir. (250)3572758

Misc. Wanted

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I AM LOOKING to buy a hot tub. If you don’t use yours anymore, please call me. 250-551-0179 WANTED, CLEAN 4 litre glass jars with lids. 354-1340

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sive, furnished Nov 10th /May 1st $650/month Call Jo Yurt 250-3994416


W/D, parking, furnished, wifi, cable, utils included. $2000/ mo. Fairview. Available Oct 1. 3 BDRM, 1.5 Bath 2-story townhouse available Nov. 1. Spacious, clean, WD/NS/NP. $1240/mo. plus electrical. 250-352-9686.

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APARTMENT CENTRAL FURNISHED high end. non smoker, no dogs. December 1. 1-800611-5788

Work Wanted

EVERY KIND OF work for Nov/Dec

2012 from female cabinetmaker/interior decorator, experience as waitress, computer skills. 250-899-4572

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