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Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 Vol. 2, No. 44

Bhutan bound!

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Nelson teacher, Heather Robertson

Take me with you.

by Nelson Becker

Local teacher Heather Robertson is going to Bhutan to teach.. Bhutan is a Himalayan country located north of India It is hard to travel to because tourism is restricted, controlled and costs $250 a day. Bhutan had been a Buddhist king-

dom but the king did not wait for the people to demand democracy and helped to convert the country to a democratic system. Some years ago a reporter asked the King of Bhutan what the Gross National Product of Bhutan was. The king replied that measuring a country’s

success by dollars is not really accurate. He suggested a better measurement would be Gross National Happiness. For more information about Heather’s journey, her need of support from our local community and about Gross National Happiness, turn to page 2.


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Local teacher to teach in Bhutan by Heather Robertson

After a fruitless search on the Internet for inspiring projects or travel, I typed « Teach in Bhutan » into the search engine. Up popped Bhutan Canada’s Teach in Bhutan webpage. Less than a year later I will be volunteering for the Bhutan Canada Foundation as a teacher. It all began for me several years ago with a student choosing Gross National Happiness as the subject for his grade 12 French Immersion speaking exam. What is GNH? In Bhutan it is a concept that is an alternative to the practice of measuring the quality of life through the Gross Domestic Product. GNH has four pillars: sustainable

development, promotion and preservation of culture, conservation of environment and good governance. Education is seen as the thread weaving the pillars into practices that underlie the education system. Today I am preparing for a year in a rural setting where school is taught in English, students and teachers wear national dress to class, meditate in the mornings, and live in basic conditions. Tucked between India and Tibet, not far from Nepal, Bhutan is a mountainous kingdom that is quickly making its way in to the modern world. Now a democracy Bhutan has an education system that was developed in concert with

Are you interested in assisting Heather Robertson in her fundraising efforts? To donate to the Bhutan Canada Foundation and Heather’s Druk Air flight to Paro, you can go online by clicking the “Donate Now” button on the BCF homepage at

572-3767. Please make sure to include Heather Robertson’s name in the “comment section” on any donation. Please be aware that all donations need to be received by Dec.17, http://www.bhutancanada.org 2012. Should you have any You can also make questions or comments, your donation by calling feel free to contact her at the BCF office at (416) hlrobert@shaw.ca. Interested in helping to send school supplies to Bhutan? Please contact Heather at 250-359-5960 or hlrobert@shaw.ca.

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Canadian educators. The Ministry of Education in Bhutan is striving to offer Bhutanese students a modern education while maintaining Buddhist values of the country. The Bhutan Canada Foundation is helping Bhutan to meet the needs of this new system by providing a number of native English speaking teachers each year. Travel to Bhutan is limited to overland via India or air into Paro. With the high altitudes and difficulties of travelling into this remote country, supplies for school children are limited. I am raising funds in order to send schools supplies ahead of my departure. Notebooks, paper, chalk, pens and pencils are

not readily available to students. Although I will be making a local wage in Bhutan, around three to four hundred dollars per month, I have many expenses, including travel from Nelson, vaccinations, health insurance, food, rent and furnishing my living quarters and kitchen. Currently, I am participating in a Bhutan Canada Foundation fundraising event. If I raise five hundred dollars for the Foundation by December 17th, a donor will purchase my return flight from Bangkok to Paro. I would be thrilled to raise more for the foundation.

Labour Film Festival Saturday, Nov. 24, 3 p.m. short films and 7 p.m. feature documentary at Expressions, 554 Ward Street The Canadian Labour Your Taxes” (Canada); “Drink International Film Festival ‘Em Dry” (Canada); “It’s (CLiFF) will play across About Respect” (Canada); Canada, in parts of the and “Milk, Honey and United States, and, for the Tomatoes” (Netherlands). first time, will screen in the The evening event begins Kootenays. at 7 p.m. and will feature The festival has two the documentary “We Are events, a matinee at 3 p.m Wisconsin” (U.S.A.). .which will showcase four submitted by the West films: “A Day in the Life of Kootenay Labour Council

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Jumbo becomes mountain resort municipality Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Bill Bennett, announced Tuesday that Cabinet has approved the incorporation of Jumbo as a mountain resort municipality. A municipal council has been appointed for a term ending Nov. 30, 2014, and an interim corporate officer has also been named and will serve until the first council meeting of the new municipality. Appointed as Jumbo’s first mayor and council-

lors are Greg Deck, Nancy Plan and Master Development Hugunin and Steve Ostrander. Agreement. Phil Taylor will be the interim In 2009, the Regional corporate officer, ensuring District of East Kootenay that the municipality is opera- requested that the B.C. govtional by its incorporation date ernment incorporate Jumbo of Feb. 19, 2013. as a mountain resort municJumbo Glacier Resort’s ipality. In May 2012, govMaster Development ernment amended the Local Agreement was approved Government Act to clarify in March 2012, following a provincial authority to incor20-year review process and porate a mountain resort extensive consultation that municipality, whether or not informed and developed the there are residents in the area Environmental Assessment at the time of incorporation. Certificate, Resort Master The year-round ski resort opinion

will be located at the foot of Jumbo Mountain and Jumbo Glacier, 55 km west of Invermere. The $450-million resort is planned in three phases and will ultimately include 5,500 bed-units in a 104-hectare resort base area. It is projected to provide approximately 3,750 person years of construction employment and create 750 to 800 permanent full-time jobs. submitted by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development

Vancouver, where a contingent of Ktunaxa leadership will also make a public statement. In conjunction with the filing, a rally will take place in Cranbrook BC, where it is intended the court proceedings will ultimately be held.

practices, and consequently a significant and unjustifiable violation of Ktunaxa constitutional rights. For more information visit www.beforejumbo.com submitted by Ktunaxa Nation Council

Ktunaxa announce November 30 as filing date for judicial review of Jumbo Resort The Ktunaxa Nation have announced Friday Nov. 30 as the filing date of an application for judicial review of the approval of Jumbo Glacier Resort. The Ktunaxa Nation will submit their filing with the BC Supreme Court in

Once a court date is set, a judge will hear arguments from the Ktunaxa on how the approval of the resort represents a desecration of a principal Ktunaxa sacred site, the likely undoing of Ktunaxa traditional spiritual and religious

What do you think of Jumbo? Go to our survey on page 14 to voice your opinion.

Home Front

by Bill Lynch, Paul Muntak & Steve Cannon

For better or worse the whole construction industry is regulated by the National Building Code and its sister document, the BC Building Code, here in this province. So, these obstacles that are thwarting your efforts to “go green” are, to a large extent, the result of prohibitions in the Building Code. Fortunately, although not in time for your project, there

I am currently building a straw bale house and trying to use as many green and recycled building components as I can to reduce the waste stream and increase energy efficiencies in the house. However, there are a lot of rules and regulations that prevent or limit my options. For instance, I’ve been told that I can’t use composting toilets or recycled windows. It looks to me like the building industry is lagging behind the push for energy conservation and the green revolution. Would you agree? is a commitment from the regulation should remove energy efficient technology, province to reduce the barri- many of the existing code indoor air filtration, low ers to green building alterna- barriers that now restrict emissive adhesives, sealtives. In fact, B.C. has taken or deny the use of technol- ants/paint products, heat the lead in “building green” ogy like composting toilets, reclamation and re-use of among other provinces as recycled building materials, waste water. The new green part of its commitment to and innovative insulation code promises to reduce the reduce emissions related to materials. administrative red tape that buildings and construction. The new green building currently frustrates people The Office of Housing code will also address the who want to build with alterand Construction has been bigger concepts of energy nate green technologies. commissioned by the pro- self- sufficiency by encourUp to date information vincial government to create aging the use of on-site on building safety standards a new green building code. renewable resources, com- is available at When complete, the new munity energy planning, http://www.housing.gov.bc.ca/building/


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Environmental group slams Jumbo announcement The West Kootenay EcoSociety blasted the BC Liberals for the latest move in a 23-year fight over the Jumbo Valley, saying the pronouncement of a new Municipality was bad for democracy, the environment, and the economy. “It’s an insult to the majority of Kootenay residents, who have made it clear that we need more Grizzly habitat, not more resorts,” said David Reid, Executive Director of the environmental group. “Regional grizzly populations would take a serious hit with this proposal, and so would mom-and-pop wilderness tourism businesses.” In the latest move, Minister Bill Bennett exercised a new clause in the Local Government Act to pronounce a new municipality in the Jumbo Valley. Bennett, MinisterofCommunity,Sport,

and Cultural Development, appointed three people to act as the municipal council. A ski resort proposal for the area 55 km west of Invermere has been the subject of a decades-long fight. The provincial appointees will have the same privileges and responsibilities as elected officials. The Union of British Columbia Municipalities passed a resolution in September opposing the creation of so-called Mountain Resort Municipalities. “It’s nonsense to call something a municipality when there are literally no human inhabitants,” said Reid. “This is a terrible precedent that allows the province to make local land use decisions through their appointed council. These appointees, whatever their merits may be, aren’t accountable to

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Protesters march against the Jumbo Resort in 2004

local citizens.” The proposal has some additional obstacles to overcome before it could move forward. The Ktunaxa First Nation has announced they will go to court to protect the valley as part of the Qat’Muk Declaration. Financing for the $900 million project has not been secured despite a

European fundraising junket that Minister Bennett joined. Reid vowed that residents of the Kootenays would continue to fight. “We’re confident that the determination our community will keep Jumbo Valley wild forever.” submitted by The West Kootenay EcoSociety

Will the sun calshine tomorrow? models solve a set of

dr. science Christine Humphries

Many travellers trying to fly out of the Castlegar airport at this time of year check the weather forecast before their flight hoping for sunshine on the day of their departure. Unfortunately, despite forecasts for sunshine, it seems like forecasting the weather, and flying out of Castlegar, is not so predictable. I

talked to an expert in weather forecasting, Dr. Robert Humphries (yes, he is related, my uncle), who did his Ph.D. in Meteorology. He told me that weather forecasting is tough business. Forecasting weather six hours in advance can be very accurate, 24hrs in advance is risky, three days in advance is riskier, and anything beyond that is a flip of the coin. A forecast generally includes predictions on the pressure, temperature, rainfall and cloud cover expected. Numerical models are used to generate a forecast. These numeri-

equations that describe the change of temperature, wind speed, humidity and pressure to generate an objective forecast of the future state of the atmosphere. To generate a good forecast, meteorologists first need a very accurate picture of current weather conditions. These weather data can come from direct observations at weather stations or from satellite and radar images. Accurate data is important because even a small error in the input data into the numerical model can cause large errors in the forecast.

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

Meteorologists sometimes use an ensemble forecast, a collection of many different forecasts generated from slightly different initial inputs, to calculate the probability of a forecast. If the forecasts are similar, then the probability of the forecast being correct is high. However, if slight changes to the initial conditions result in very different forecasts, the likelihood of the forecast being accurate is lower. For a lot more information on weather forecasting, see www.metoffice.com/research/nwp


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Lemon Creek Archaeology Field School ready for summer Offering evidence of a First Nation community dating back to 1000 B.C., a site located at Slocan Narrows near Lemon Creek has been the focus of intense archeological research for more than a decade. For the last four years it has also served as the location for an innovative archeological field school. Co-Directed by Hamilton College Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale, the program is located at what is known as the Slocan Narrows Pithouse Village. Work at the Slocan Narrows will continue in the summer of 2013 as Dr. Goodale and the rest of his team from Hamilton College will again be offering his Archaeology Field School. Three Selkirk College UAS students will have the opportunity to be part of this universitytransferable field school.

These students, along with their Hamilton College colleagues, will gain valuable archaeological experience while earning credits towards a university degree. The experience will offer them preparation for future archaeological field work. Dr. Goodale has been bringing students to his Archaeology Field School since 2009. He has received support in his work from Hamilton College, the Slocan Valley Heritage Trails Society, Columbia Basin Trust, local Sinixt people, and Selkirk College. In the summer of 2011, two students from Selkirk College’s University Arts and Sciences (UAS) program participated in the field school receiving outstanding training in archaeological excavation techniques, ethnography, linguistics, and oral traditions of the interior Pacific Northwest

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Left, Alissa Nauman, visiting instructor of Anthropology from Hamilton College, with student.

and Upper Columbia River drainage. Those community members with an interest in this dig or archaeology in general will be pleased to know there will once again be a public archaeology day near the end of the 2013 field season. Students and

the field school team will provide a comprehensive tour of the site, providing a rare opportunity for an insider look at the important archaeological work being conducted right here in the Slocan Valley. submitted by Selkirk College

Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program announces new delivery model After extensive stakeholder and First Nations engagement during the spring and summer of 2012, followed by a thorough analysis of the shortlisted options, the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) steering committee in the Columbia region is ready to roll out the new delivery model. It aims to strengthen the Program’s regional independence and decision making, while retaining strong links with the Program partners. “We really tried to get

the best of both worlds,” say FWCP public representatives Dave White and Rick Morley. “Stakeholders and First Nations told us they wanted more regional decision making, and the steering committee truly believes that the new model will achieve this while retaining close links to the partners so that the FWCP can benefit from their considerable in-kind support, such as legal, contracting and administration services.” The three Program

partners behind the FWCP in the Columbia region are BC Hydro, the Province of B.C. and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. A stronger, more regionally focused board will replace the current steering committee structure. The same people who have been guiding this process and working towards this new model will continue on as board members and, over the course of the next 12 months, will work with the Program partners towards renewing the gov-

ernance documents. These documents detail a variety of operational aspects including reporting relationships, roles and responsibilities, representation on technical and steering committees, and communications. There will also be a designated level funding for project applications from environmental groups, community organizations, stakeholders, and First Nations. submitted by Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program


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Nelson Police Reports: mental illness, alcohol, threats and a fugative

The Nelson Police Department was heavily taxed with over 60 calls for service this weekend. Of note, were several calls pertaining to persons within our community apparently suffering from various forms of mental illnesses. As the agency of last resort, quite often the Nelson Police Department provides service to citizens that have fallen through the cracks in our community. The Nelson Police Department will continue to work hard in conjunction with the staff and Kootenay Lake Hospital and Nelson Mental Health and others groups to help those in need. In particular, persons suffering from mental illnesses in combination with drug and alcohol addictions can require considerable resources from the community and professionals alike. They encourage all of our citizens to maintain patience and assist those in need by contacting the police or other appropriate agencies when you feel someone suffering from a mental illness requires support. On Friday evening Nov. 16, the Nelson Police Department were summoned to the 7/11 Store in Nelson. Inside a teenager had consumed a considerable amount of alcohol and was unable to stand on their own. The person in question told police that they had taken a double dose of their medications and had clearly consumed a considerable amount of alcohol. After vomiting inside the store the teenager was moved

to the sidewalk. At that point the young person told police that they were hearing voices inside their head. Police were concerned about the health of the person and thus a decision was made to have the teenager examined by a doctor. At Kootenay Lake Hospital the teen became so agitated that the police had to restrain the person as they were launching off of the treatment bed, becoming violent with police and attempting to run from the hospital. A parent attended the hospital and assisted to calm the teenager. Eventually, hospital staff were able to calm the teen. The teenager was then left in the excellent care of Kootenay Lake hospital staff. No charges are contemplated from the incident. While on patrol on Friday night Nov. 16, a Constable of the Nelson Police Department observed a young adult familiar to him in the downtown core. The male was bound by conditions stemming from a recent arrest from the North Okanagan area to refrain from consuming alcohol and to be inside his residence by his court invoked curfew. In this instance the police officer made observations that led him to believe that he had indeed consumed alcohol so he was arrested for breaching his North Okanagan release conditions. He was remanded in custody and will appear before a Provincial Court Judge in Nelson on November 19, 2012. The police officers of the Nelson Police Department

often come across members of the public who have been released from custody after they have promised to abide to conditions. During the late evening of Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 a male attended the front counter of the Nelson Police Department to make an unusual complaint. The complainant told police that he was unlawfully squatting in an abandoned home in Nelson. While he was preparing to bed down for the night one of the other squatters threatened him with bodily harm. The complainant did not know the suspect and was not interested in seeing him arrested, instead he wanted police to protect him while he gathered his belongings and make his exit. The suspect had vacated the area and his identity was not established. With the help of Nelson Fire and Rescue the abandoned house was secured. As the complainant had admitted to police that he had been breaking the law by being unlawfully within a dwelling house, police checked him on police computers and learned that he was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant from Eastern Canada. Fortunately, for him those warrants were not enforceable in British Columbia. The Nelson Police Department are requesting everyone to be vigilant and report suspicious activity in and around vacant homes. While patrolling the downtown core two officers of the Nelson Police

Department observed three people panhandling and drinking beer in the 300 block of Baker Street. The officers became interested in one male when he announced that he had no identification on him. As the officers had observed him violating the BC Liquor Act he was obliged by law to truthfully identify himself to the officers. What followed was a long a game of cat and mouse in which he attempted to falsely identify himself. Although the male as well schooled at the charade of deception he was not able to convince the officers. He was warned that if he failed to accurately identify himself he would be arrested for obstructing a police officer. He continued to insist that the name he gave police was accurate and was then arrested for obstruction. After another round of shrewd questioning by the officers he admitted that he had been lying to the officers and divulged his true identity. The male was lying to the officers because he was unlawfully at large from a federal institution. He was serving a six year sentence for multiple armed robberies. He was arrested for being unlawfully at large and on a Canada wide apprehension warrant. The matter of obstructing the officers of the Nelson Police Department is still under investigation. He was held in custody and will be returned to Corrections Canada in due order. submitted by the Nelson Police Department


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Community Threads fibre arts project is expanding ing, making rugs and moccasins twice a week at the Nelson & District Women’s Centre at 420 Mill Street. Women of all ages are making their way through rain and snow to the Women`s Centre, armed with yarn and needles. Once inside the coffee is on and the fun begins! Pull a chair up to the spinning wheel and let Barbara show you how it works. Choose some yarn and learn to knit ����������������������������� or crochet. Ever tried spinSUBMITTED ning wool with a drop spindle? Karen makes it look deceptively easy on Friday all sorts of textile arts - knit- between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ting, crocheting, spinning, Fancy making a quilt? sewing, embroidering, felt- Drop in on Wednesdays

between 9 and noon when Susan – quilter extraordinaire – will guide you through the process, inspiring you all the way. Bring some fabric that you like or choose some from the sewing room. Haven`t got a sewing machine? We`ll have the sewing machines set up for you to use. For those with mobility issues, the centre has a gentle access from the back, across the street and down from the Nelson Fire Hall. To register or ask questions call Penny at 250-551-4951 or by e-mail at

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Saturday, Dec. 8th: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library Sunday, Dec. 9th: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oso Negro Café Join the world’s largest able individuals. In Nelson, letter writing event to mark people can participate with Human Rights Day. Last thousands of other people year, concerned people from all over the world in 78 countries sent over in Amnesty International’s 1,300,000 messages to global write-a-thon. human rights violators to submitted by Amnesty support a handful of vulnerInternational Nelson

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Dying In Good Hands workshop Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. East Shore Hospice, Crawford Bay This workshop is institutions, in bed or wheeldesigned for hospice volun- chair. for the enhancement teers, health professionals, of circulatory, respiratory, caregivers, massage thera- and digestive systems. pists, volunteers, family and The cost is $50 and friends. includes book. For More Covered will be effec- Information Contact: Alexis tive, safe massage & hydro- Phillips: Coordinator: therapy for the chronically East Shore Hospice ill, disabled, terminally ill, hospice@theeastshore.net and those with spinal cord submitted by The injuries. These are proven Canadian Institute Of techniques for at home or in Palliative Massage

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Local author Perron launches new sci fi thriller Warpworld Thursday, Nov. 29, 7:30pm at the Nelson Public Library Warpworld is the first in a fivebook science fiction adventure series, co-written by Nelson author Kristene Perron and her Texan writing partner, Joshua Simpson. The story centers around two young rebels, from two very different worlds. Seg, an arrogant but brilliant Cultural Theorist, is on his first interdimensional mission to scout for vita – necessary fuel for his dying world. Ama, a fiery and headstrong boat captain, bursting at the shackles of her gender and caste, is hired to act as his guide. When a violent murder reveals Seg’s true identity, the two must strike an uneasy truce to survive, while the fate of two worlds rests in their hands. One reviewer called it “total immersion of the heart-pounding variety.” Kristene Perron is a former pro-

fessional stunt performer for film and television (as Kristene Kenward) and self-described ‘fishing goddess’. Pathologically nomadic, she has lived in Japan, Costa Rica, the Cook Islands and a very tiny key in the Bahamas, just to name a few. “My suitcase is always packed,” says Perron. “I tend to have one foot elsewhere, all the time. Maybe that’s why having a writing partner 3,000 km away, writing about another planet altogether, isn’t such a stretch.” Perron’s stories have appeared in SUBMITTED Canadian Storyteller Magazine, The Author Kristene Perron Barbaric Yawp, Hemispheres Magazine is a member of Speculative Fiction and Denizens of Darkness. In 2010 she Canada. won the Surrey International Writers’ submitted by the Nelson Public Conference Storyteller Award and she Library is the current chair of the Kootenay Literary Competition Committee. She

Beloved Winlaw independent bookstore to close its doors After 25 years of sharing her love of books and reading, Jennie Ash will close the doors of Jennie’s Book Garden for the final time on December 24, 2012. When not reading or gardening Jennie has spent long hours crafting

a fine selection of books for us – a selection that is as diverse and fine as our community. Jennie’s Book Garden has held a place amongst the best independent bookstores in Canada. After this year Jennie will be

spending her time in her garden where she will be crafting another selection – sadly it will not be books. Customers can continue shopping at the bookstore during November and December. submitted by Helen Sebelius

Okanagan short story contest open to all B.C.’s Southern Interior writers All writers in the Southern Interior of British Columbia – east of Hope, west of the Alberta border, north of the U.S. border, and south of William’s Lake – may enter their original, unpublished works of fiction in the 15th Annual Okanagan Short Story Contest. The popular writing contest is sponsored by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus, the Kelowna Capital News, and the Central

Okanagan Foundation. Nationally renowned author Erìn Mouré will select the best short stories from the entries. Winners will be awarded $500 for first place, $200 for second, and $100 for third. The three winning stories will be published in a limited edition chapbook and celebrated at a reading in the spring of 2013. This year’s submission deadline is Friday, January 4, 2013. Entries must be submitted on 8 1⁄2 x 11 inch plain white paper, double-spaced

and typed. Stories should be previously unpublished works and should range from 1,000 to 4,000 words. There are no age limits or limits on the number of entries. Each entry must be accompanied by a $15 entry fee, either a money order or cheque payable to the University of British Columbia Complete contest rules can be found at:www.okstorycontest.org submitted by the University of British Columbia

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Arts&Entertainment Touchstones Nelson opens exhibit on exotic species

Saturday, Dec. 1, 12-4 p.m. Family Fun Day at Touchstones Nelson Museum, 502 Vernon Street The Royal BC Museum’s popular Or that the entire Vancouver popula- how they can affect our environment, exhibition Aliens Among Us is about tion of Eastern Grey Squirrels came and what people can do to help protect to invade Nelson! The exhibition aims from just eight animals imported from their communities. to educate British Columbians about New York in 1914? The exhibition tour will also the growing threat of alien species in “By raising awareness about the include community visits by Royal BC our natural environment and will run issue of alien species, we hope to inform Museum curators. They will host comfrom Dec. 1 to Feb 24. people so they can make good choices munity presentations about alien speDid you know at least a dozen about protecting B.C.’s natural envi- cies and discuss practical things people species of lady beetles are aliens to ronment,” said Pauline Rafferty, CEO can do right in their own backyards to Canada, some introduced to help con- of the Royal BC Museum. Visitors will help limit introduction and spread. trol aphid infestation and other insects? learn how alien species arrived in BC, submitted by Touchstones Nelson

Concert: Kerry Lynn Zwicker and Harp Rouge Trio with Cellist and singer/songwriter, Jeff Faragher Saturday, Nov. 24, 7 p.m. at the Nelson Evangelical Covenant Church, tickets $10 ($30 for family) This will be an exciting night several acclaimed albums. Cellist, of flying fingers, soaring lyrics and Jeff Faragher is the newest member toe tapping rhythms. Wrapping up a to Celtic music by is by no means a Kootenay-wide tour Flautist, Tammy follower. Since joining the group over Cooper and Cellist, Jeff Faragher join 6 years ago Jeff has developed a deep Keri Lynn Zwicker in a dynamic and love of Celtic and folk musics and entertaining show of Celtic, Folk and through experimentation and research Latin music. has crafted his own unique style and Keri Lynn Zwiker’s brilliant harp flavour of cello playing that is unmisplaying and her lovely vocals engages takable. her audiences and has them talking Also on this concert, Jeff Faragher for days. Keri believes in present- will be featured as he leads the group ing programs of varied music from with selections from his self produced traditional Celtic and modern folk to début solo album: From One Road Latin harp and original compositions. To The Next due for release in early Tami Cooper is a seasoned flautist December, 2012. Jeff has borrowed with unique experience. She brings a from his many musical tastes to bring lot to the group with her flying fingers a collection of covers, arrangements and quick wit. Tammy also plays in and originals to the stage. the band Celtara which has produced submitted Cellist, Jeff Faragher

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Song, Slam and Sass: a Women’s Centre fundraiser Friday, Nov. 30, Doors open 6 p.m. Performance begins at 7 p.m. Eagles Hall at 641 Baker Street Just when you thought the win- and jewellery – ‘the night has it friends to relax and enjoy as we ter doldrums were setting in, along all.’ approach the busy holiday festivicomes Song, Slam and Sass .On This fundraiser, presented by the ties. Friday, Nov. 30, dress up and head Nelson & District Women’s Centre, Tickets are available at Otters to the Eagles Hall for a night of offers you music by the Bessie Books and The Music Store Music for incredible spoken word and extraor- Clinton duo and Kindredheart. Also, $20 each. For more information, or if dinary music. Add delicious compli- the passionate words of Jane Byers, you would like to donate an item or mentary appetizers and desserts and Elena Banfield and Will Klatte as service to the auction, please contact an all encompassing silent auction they perform short pieces of amaz- tamara@nelsonwomenscentre.com including beautiful art, restaurants, ing poetry . It will be a memorable submitted by The Nelson & District books, an array of gift certificates, night to sit back with family and Women’s Centre


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Nelson’s First Annual Elf Walk joins “Santa on Baker” celebration Friday, Nov. 30, 5:30 p.m. on the 400 block of Baker Street Nelson’s tradition- by the flash mob moveal “Santa on Baker” cel- ment, which involves peoebration will go off with a ple assembling in a destwist this year as organiz- ignated area for a spontaers invite the public to join neous act of performance the city’s First Annual Elf art. Elf Walk participants Walk. Billed as an evening are encouraged to dress and of “Santa, food, music, and act as elves for the eveawesomeness”, Elf Walk is ning, which coincides with a mass gathering inspired Santa’s visit to Baker Street

to switch on the fabulous new Christmas lights. Santa will arrive at 6:30 p.m. to greet the elves and switch on the lights, then make his way to the Trading Company to meet the kids while grown-up elves enjoy some music while sipping hot chocolate courtesy of

The Bridge and cider from the Kootenay Coop. For up-to-date information on the event and essential Elf Tips, check out the Elf Walk facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/ElfWalk

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Kootenay Christmas Faire Guide Country Christmas Craft Faire

EcoSociety’s Winter Craft Fair

Friday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday. Nov. 24, 10 a.m.5:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25, 11a.m.-4p.m. at the Hume Hotel. Admission $2. Support Nelson & area Friends of the Family, $5 includes tea and Craft Faire admission. Enjoy Wine & Appies while you shop! Friday, 8-10 p.m., $10 Supports Friends of the Family. 250-352-5027

Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Central School Gym 811 Stanley St For ONE DAY ONLY, find the region’s finest crafts all under one roof, at Central School in Nelson. The Winter Craft Fair is a great place to shop and support our local economy.

Craft, Bake And Gift Sale: Our Daily Bread

Friday, Nov. 23, 5-9 p.m., Saturday Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 812 Stanley St. To book a table, call 250-354-2077

Kaslo Christmas Craft Faire

Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m at the Kaslo Legion Hall. Filled with local artisans. Enjoy baked goods, comradery.

Kaslo Christmas Craft Faire

Friday, Dec. 7, 1- 9 p.m., Saturday Dec. 8, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday Dec. 9, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside Saturday, Nov. 24 children’s activities 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; artisan Resort. 46 High End Artisan Vendors. Live Music. market 10 a.m.-4p.m. Admission children 4yrs +younger $5, Winlaw Hall Christmas Craft Fair 5yrs+ $7. Snowflake Theatre performance $3/person, 11a.m., 12 Saturday, Dec. 8 at Winlaw Hall, Winlaw Still accepting p.m., 1:30 p.m.. 250-352-6919. indoor/outdoor vendors. Call Carey, 250-226-7702 or email Wildflower Fair Trade Fair winlawhall@live.com Saturday, Nov. 24 at Central School Gym vendors wanted, if The Last Chance Christmas Craft Faire you support Fair Trade, work with Humanitarian Groups, or Saturday, Dec. 22, 10 a.m - 4 p.m. Harrop Hall 6066 McConnell International Develop.m.ent and have crafts or goods to sell, Rd. Harrop. Great gifts, yummy treats, and a visit from Santa contact Isabelle at isabelleh@kootenaykids.ca Claus. Donations to the “Our Daily Bread” food hamper 5th annual Holiday Pop up shop accepted at the door. Info? (250) 229-5370. Tuesday, Nov. 27 to Saturday, Dec.1 at Lilikoi, (formerly at Setting it straight Bijou) local artisans ceramics, jewellery, pillows, terrariums cards, In the Nov 16 issue of the Express News Update, the prints, ornaments and purses. Reception on Thursday evening from Christmas Faire Guide listed the 1st Annual Christmas 6-9, during which a portion of sales will be donated to the Nelson Craft Fair at Bigby Place for Nov. 30 to Dec. 1. This Women’s Centre. Friday, baked goods as well. event will not be happening this year.

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Don’t miss Saturday, Nov. 24 at Expressions, 554 Ward St. West Kootenay Labour Council Film Festival

Matinee of short films 3 p.m., feature documentary 7 p.m., admission by donation


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Smart Meter Roll Out

Commentary by Shonna Hayes, Intervener for the FortisBC Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Owner/Operator: Q Factor (EMF consultations)

I recently made a presentation at the public information session held in Trail and hosted by the BC Utility Commission. This hearing was for the public to voice their concerns regarding the Fortis application to install 115,000 smart meters in Trail, Kelowna and Osoyoos. The process of public input on this topic is not an easy one as the technology is complex and so new to our world that there are very few experts who can anticipate the outcome of

high frequency transmissions on us and the environment. It is understandable that a for-profit company such as Fortis would make an attempt to utilize technology which makes their job easier. What is questionable is that the government who is paid by us to protect our interests would allow technology which many people feel is dangerous to be installed on our private property. The onus to perform testing and to protect the

Community Connect Day gratitude

Dear Editor, The warmth and caring throughout this community never ceases to amaze me. I was brought to tears once again by the absolute welcome and love that was flowing at Community Connect Day that took place last weekend. It was a carnival of care and giving with volunteers offering their time, advice and services. It has been a difficult process for me to come to the point of accepting help from outside sources, but after not being able to work for months due to health I came to a place of needing to surrender. I am full of awe and gratitude at the help that is accessible here. At Community Connect Day I was able to get a haircut, get an eye exam, relax into a massage, talk to employment counselors, get advice from the advocacy centre, enjoy live music and socializing and receive care packages, soup ingredients, dental care items and clothes. Most of all I was able to feel less alone in the struggle to make ends meet and I was able to understand on a deeper level that we need to all take turns being there for one another. In one of the care packages there was a homemade collage with the words “I accept myself. I am worthy.” This was exactly what I needed to hear. My sincere thank you to everyone involved in putting on that amazing event and to all of the resources in town who continually strive to provide their wonderful services. Sincerely, C. Clark

citizens is on the Electro Magnetic Division of the Ministry of Health along with Industry Canada who regulates the equipment on the microwave towers. The current levels used to measure the safety of technology like smart meters are established using one signal for 6 minutes in a controlled environment in a lab where there are no other signals present. Unfortunately we all live in an environment that has constant and long term exposure to these

frequencies, and there are thousands of signals rolling through the air from every cell phone, wireless network, GPS, Bluetooth, TV and radio signal just to name a few. It seems it’s up to us to demand accountability and to exercise our rights to ensure that the government will do its job in a transparent, fair-minded and timely manner. For the love of our planet and each other, take the time to be informed about this issue that affects us all.

Further support for neckbeards

Dear Editor, Spencer Pollards last report hit home for me. I am a local Barber and absolutely agree that Neck beard is a matter of choice and depending on your neck beard I feel it is socially acceptable. It does not reflect on your general hygiene. Among our very talented snow boarders and skiers those flippy neck hairs are very stylish. Girl magnets in fact. Also don’t forget the warmth issue. You Go Spencer Pollard.!!!! Sincerely, Inge Vandyken

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Opinion&Editorial Publisher’s note

It is Movember, in case you have not noticed. During this month, men By Nelson Becker are encouraged to grow a moustache with the purpose of raising awareness and money for a

Prostate cancer affects all genders

potential cure for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is a cancer that affects only men and awareness of the issue is extremely important. Here’s the catch, the awareness campaign is a direct result of the successful campaign against breast cancer, which affects mainly

My Opinion

by Spencer Pollard

The Need for Indulgence We are often told to live our life as long and as full as possible we must exercise and eat right. But what if you don’t want to? Well of course everyone wants to live a lifestyle that suits them and that’s fine, just be prepared to accept the consequences. Now I am no picture of health and my diet generally consists of pizza and potato chips. I do make sure to incorporate healthier alternatives in my daily life with fruit and vegetables among many other healthy eating

choices. I try to refrain from being strict with my eating habits. Eating is something that I enjoy doing and something that shouldn’t be so harshly relegated. Maybe my habits will impact my life span but what they won’t impact is the amount of happiness and enjoyment I encounter. Live a life free from judgement based on what you do, just make sure to step on the brakes when you take it too far. Live your life in a way that is suitable for you and for those around you.

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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women. In terms of breast cancer awareness, both sexes support the campaign through pink ribbons. In the prostate cancer campaign, it is only men that make a public statement. Both breast cancer and prostate cancer affect all genders and their families, so it is right that men

and women both support research into breast cancer. It is also right that both men and women visually support research into prostate cancer. So I propose for next year?s Movember, that men grow mustaches and women grow hairy pits and legs in support of prostate cancer.

Fish Heads and Flowers Flowers to the sweet lady who invited us inside her home, after our car wouldn’t start outside her house. She even offered to drive my friend to her appointment while I waited inside for the tow truck. Your kindness was much appreciated on that rainy cold morning. Signed: Thankful

Flowers Huge thanks and kudos to my local roofing company- my mobile was leaking through the ceiling and they came within 15 minutes of my phone call and had it fixed the next morning, in the rain. I’m so grateful - and dry. Awesome service! Signed: Dry & Happy

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Are you in favour of the Jumbo Valley Resort? Why or why not?

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Where do you look for your holiday gifts?

Additional comments: THE prices in Canada are way too overpriced. I would like to shop local all the time, but the selection and prices are subpar to those in the States. My dollar has to stretch further and further every year and I have to pay attention to that. However, if I can afford it and have a suitable person on my list, I most prefer to buy hand-made artist-created items from this area. WE have so many amazing local arts in Greater Nelson! Often our friends come from Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island to purchase hundreds of dollars worth of local arts at a time especially from The Craft Connection store. Once they bought 20 metal art pieces in one visit! Now we think they have 40 something of these in their house on Vancouver Island! Nelson’s artists are no longer showcased in Kootenays but around the province!

I support local as much as I can, but some of our local shops to know that customer service can always be improved upon. Too many times, I’ve walked away feeling like I paid more than I would have if I’d bought on line, AND I didn’t get personal, generous service in the process. This really bites. Helpful service with a caring smile and an eagerness to please the customer can make up for higher prices! I only order from the internet if I can’t find what I’m looking for locally. IF you are going to buy, buy from the same place you get advice and service. Don’t do your research locally (taxing the local businesses with your time and questions) and then spend your money online or elsewhere. That’s unethical.

Locally owned stores 94% Local chain stores 11% Craft Faires 77% Larger Canadian cities 6% In the United States 6% On the internet 33% I make my own 44% I re-gift 11% DON’T give a gift just because it is expected. Make it appropriate and real!

AVOID at all costs. IT is not my holiday. I don’t buy anything.

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InMemory Kenneth Gordon Williamson

Kenneth Williamson born on December 28th, 1943 in Vancouver, BC passed away peacefully November 17th, 2012

Miklos Zalai

Miki, as he was known to his family, was born in Budapest, Hungary. In 1956, during the Hungarian Revolution, Miki and his parents escaped to the “West”. After spending several months in England they were accepted into Canada as refugees and they then settled in Grand Center, AB. It was there, that Miki met and married ‘the love of his life’ Donna Lucas. They lived for a short while in Cold Lake, AB where son Spencer was born and Miki worked as a hairdresser.

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in Trail, BC surrounded by his wife and two sons. Ken is survived by his wife, Janet, son Scott (Suzanne), his grandkids, Sidney and Sam and son Casey (Helen), four brothers, three sisters, in-laws, nephews, nieces and friends too numerous to list. He was predeceased by his wife Lorraine. He loved living in Nelson for the last five years. During his time here he was involved in the Kootenay Lake Vintage Car Club with his 29 Ford Model Hot Rod and transported cars for Budget. His earlier years saw him involved in Minor and Junior hockey including owning the PoCo Buckeroos and playing in the VJB (beefeater) band.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 24th at the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd., 613 Ward Street, Nelson at 1:00 PM with a reception to follow at the home of Janet and Ken, 712 Carbonate Street, Nelson. An additional celebration will also be planned for a later date in the lower mainland. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon Division, Box 292, Nelson, BC V1L 5P9. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

A career change relocated the family to Edmonton, AB, Langley and Prince George, BC where Miki worked as a mechanic. In 1967, he bought a beauty salon in Fort McMurray, AB where daughters, Monica, Melissa and Jessica were born. In the early seventies, he sold the salon and became a millwright. 1979 saw the family relocate to Grand Center and in 1981 they moved to Morinville. In 1994, Miki and Donna retired to the North Shore of Nelson, BC where they built their dream home. Miki gave up power boating to become a sailor and spent his happiest times on Kootenay Lake. The sailboat became his passion and he spent countless hours restoring it to better than original condition. Miki had a love/hate relationship with the Catspaw, he hated to work on it, but he loved to sail on it. Although, Nelson was his little piece of paradise, in the last few years Miki also enjoyed spending his winters down south, in particular, Lake Havasu City, AZ. Miki was pre-deceased by his father, Josef in 1979, and his

mother, Zsofia in 1992. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Donna, son Spencer (Michelle) Zalai, granddaughter Ashly , stepgranddaughter Jaja, daughter Monica (Dale) Scaber, grandchildren Josef, Tomas , Sara, daughter Melissa (Justin) Ritter grandson Nathan and youngest daughter Jessica (Andre Sawka) Zalai. Prayers will be recited on Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 7:00pm at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, 813 Ward Street, Nelson. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 1:00pm with Father Jim Ratcliffe as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Okanagan/ Kootenay Area Office, 4-1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9 or a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

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Nelson & Area: Fri. Nov. 23 - Sun. Dec 2 ●●● Live Music

Fri. Nov 23All Request DJ.

●●●SnowMotion 2012, dance up a winter storm to the music of Sunshine Drive, prize giveaways. The Royal 7 p.m ●●2012 Banff Mountain Film Festival at the Capitol Theatre 7 p.m.

●Gender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362. Sat. Nov 24

●●●Brooke Crowdis, FolkSound, Brie Neilon with David Simard at Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions(fb), 12-3 ●●●Electro Swing Circus Burlesque, Live Music and DJ at The Royal 8 p.m

● ● Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF) at Expressions, 554 Ward Street. Short films matinee at 3 p.m., feature documentary “We Are Wisconsin” at 7 p.m. ●●5th Annual Take it Off Day Donate your hair to cancer patients. Call Annie’s Boutique for details. 250-354-2000

●●Nelson Waldorf School Winter Faire children’s activities 10 am-3 pm; artisan market 10 am-4 pm. ●●2012 Banff Mountain Film Festival at the Capitol Theatre 7 p.m.

●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 250-3526936. Sun. Nov 25 ●●●Niko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m.

●●●Nelson Acoustic Jam Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill. 2-5 p.m.

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●●The Secret Life of Walter Manny at the Capitol Theatre (Capitol Kids Series) 2 p.m. ●St. John’s Lutheran Church Service. Everyone welcome to 4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250354-3308.

●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. 250-352-7727.

●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. Mon. Nov 26 ●●●Sarah & Rich at the Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m.

●●Youth Lead Congress Local youth age 13-21 Nov. 26th 27th 28th 402 Victoria St. (Legion) 10am-3pm ●●Living On the Land: Interactive talk by Les Anderson. Seniors Centre, Selkirk College, Trail. 8pm

●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 250-352-6892 Tues. Nov 27

●●●Cliff Maddix and friends 6p.m. The Library Lounge

●●●Soniko at The Royal 9 p.m ●●Provincial Consultations on the Columbia River Treaty Nelson & District Rod & Gun Club 6 p.m. Wed. Nov 28 ●●●Paul Landsberg at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. ●●Youth Lead Congres Community Forum Calling youth interested in global change! Hume Hotel 7-9 p.m. ●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.

● Ongoing Events

Small facility fee, first visit free. http://www.nelson-tech-club.info/ email info@nelson-tech-club.info ●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. www.nelsonelderabuseprevention.org or phone 250-352-6008.

Capitol Theatre Kids Series: Trent Arterberry to perform The Secret Life of Walter Manny

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2 p.m. Capitol Theatre 421 Victoria Street In this energetic physical comedy, Arterberry delves into the wild imagination of an awkward eight-year old boy who is having trouble fitting in and being understood by his family and friends. Arterberry explores classic themes, such as alienation and acceptance, to which both children and adults will relate. Using movement and SUBMITTED dialogue, the play blends Trent Arterberry five speaking characters The play was recently with eight mimed adven- performed for hundreds of tures. Ostracized by his people at the Victoria Fringe classmates, Walter escapes Festival. Audience and critinto high-octane reveries of ics alike were universal in race-car driving, firefight- their praise. ing and secret-agent spyTickets are $12.50 or ing. When a fire threatens buy all four performances the classroom, Walter must in the Capitol Kids Series use his imaginative skills for $40. to save his best friend’s submitted by the life. Capitol Theatre


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●●● Live Music

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●●Women’s Centre’s - “Song, Nelson, Vernon & Ward, 12-4 p.m. Slam, and Sass” November 30th at ●●Kaslo 26th Light Up Eagles Hall. Tickets Otter Books $20 Celebration, Bonfire, Carolling, ●●Opening Reception of the Santa, parade. Family fun and more! “Painters’ Retreat at Mount Carlyle ●●EcoSociety’s Winter Craft Art Exhibition and Sale” at the Fair 10 am to 4 pm Central School Rouge Gallery in Rossland. Gym 811 Stanley St. Nelson ●●Trash Art Show at the ●●Capitol Theatre Christmas Kutenai Art Therapy Institute, 191 Pantomime Sherlock Holmes: The Baker Street, 2nd floor, 5 - 8 p.m. Hound of Buskerville 2 p.m. and ●●Jumbo Rally in Cranbrook 7:30 p.m. BC, noon at the Ktunaxa ●Meat Draws at Nelson Legion. Government Building. 3:30p.m., in beverage room with ●●Capitol Theatre Christmas Karaoke after. 250-352-7727. Pantomime Sherlock Holmes: The ●The Nelson Scrabble Club Hound of Buskerville 7:30 p.m. meets at 1p.m. For further informa●Gender Outlaws, a support and tion, please call 250-352-6936. Sun. Dec 2 social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362. ●●●Niko at the Hume Library Sat. Dec 1 Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. Difficulty Level - Easy ●●●Hornography w/ Rafferty ●●●Nelson Acoustic Jam Funksmith at The Royal 8 p.m Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill. 2-5 p.m. ●●Aliens Among Us exhibition ●●●Poor Young Things & Tim Family Fun Day at Touchstones Chaisson Funksmith at The Royal 6 p.m

Thurs. Nov 29 ●●●Rob Johnson & Guests at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m. ●●●Pura Vida Fundraiser w/ Science of Defiance, Dope Cat & more at The Royal 9 p.m ●●Capitol Theatre Christmas Pantomime Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of Buskerville 7:30 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 30All Request DJ. ●●●Movember Gala Event at The Royal 8 p.m

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