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Coming up this weekend: Kootenay Storytelling The Great Plains, great folk songs Saturday, Sept. 21 8, p.m. Expressions Cafe. More on page 11 Festival: all-star opening night concert Friday Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre and Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 & 22 at the Legion and Expressions Cafe

Alexis Normand performs English and French folk jazz tunes Monday, Sept 23, 8 p.m. Expressions Cafe, $15. More on page 11

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Saturday, Sept. 21, 6 - 7 p.m., Mir Centre of Peace, Castlegar All are invited to par- Easthom, the Country ticipate at the International Director in South Sudan Day of Peace Observance for Nonviolent Peace force, this Saturday, September will speak on how specially 21 at 6 - 7 p.m., at the trained unarmed civilians Mir Centre for Peace in have been reducing the vioCastlegar, on the Selkirk lence of the armed conflict College Campus grounds. in South Sudan. Her talk is The program includes a entitled Unarmed Civilian short vigil, local speakers Peacekeeping: A New and musical entertainment. Strategy for a Nonviolent The public is encour- World. Tickets are availaged to attend this United able at the door. Adults $16 Nations proclaimed event in Students/Seniors $13 support of peace and social For more information justice. Contact: 250-365-7805 Immediately followsubmitted by ing the observance, Tiffany Nadine Podmoroff

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Sunday, Sept. 22, 12 - 3 p.m.,The Rotary Shelter, Lakeside Park Come and meet the dependence on fossil fuels? participants and leaders of The program has no politi“Transition Streets” and cal, religious or corporate “Good Neighbors”. Find out affiliations. how we can work together For more information and learn how to increase visit www.transitionnelson. our self-reliance in five org or call Michael at 250areas: local food, energy 352-1746 use, transportation, water For more information and waste. Are you interest- visit the website noted ed in reducing your energy above, call 250-551-0262 use, saving household cost or email nelsongoodneighand strengthening relation- bours@gmail.com providships with your neighbors? ing a contact number and Come and learn how you the best times to call you. can take positive steps on This is a pot luck with issues that concern you. local ingredients theme. Join the conversation Bring your own cutlery and that is taking place in hun- plates. dreds of communities asksubmitted by ing; What can we do about Transition Nelson global warming and our

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RDCK rejects industry proposal for recycling On Sept. 16, the RDCK declined the financial incentives offered by Multi Material BC (MMBC) to continue to provide recycling services in the region. In May 2014, the responsibility for collecting and processing household recycling will be the responsibility of the producers’ representative, MMBC. All local governments including RDCK municipalities face a considerable challenge in determining how to manage the transition of recycling from a public service to a privately funded system with a minimum of disruption. This decision was based on a thorough analysis

that included many factors including financial viability, and environmental and social impacts. In the end it was determined that the incentives offered to the RDCK would not recover the full costs of operating recycling programs. The RDCK would still have to provide a taxpayer subsidy to a privately operated program. This complex and challenging decision to decline ultimately places the full onus of recycling program operation onto MMBC. “Declining the incentives and relinquishing control of our recycling programs sends a clear message that the RDCK is not subsi-

dizing recycling that should be fully paid for by the producers of the products” stated Board Chair John Kettle. “This decision may change the current system as we know it but it puts the onus on the private sector and the provincial government to continue to offer the same level of service to the taxpayer as currently provided by the RDCK.” What will the system look like in 2014? MMBC has yet to decide exactly how recycling services will be structured in the Kootenays. The RDCK will continue to provide recycling services (depots and curbside collection in Castlegar/Area I/Area J) until the proposed

PPP program commences in May 2014. The RDCK does not anticipate changes to the curbside program but the future locations of recycling depots are unknown at this time. With MMBC taking responsibility for recycling of packaging and printed paper the RDCK will continue to advocate for a level of service that meets the needs of residents in all parts of the RDCK. For more information about BC’s EPR system and the new PPP program contact the Recycling Council of British Columbia: www.rcbc.bc.ca or 1-800667-4321. submitted by the RDCK

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Shambhala Centre, 444 Baker St, free or by donation Come join Dr. Remi This is a great oppor- Topf will teach you about along with five other local tunity to better understand how to achieve better poshealth practitioners who will your body and keep it opti- ture through her training as share their expertise to help mally functioning and heal- a kinesiologist. Ginger Joy us align our bodies and minds ing. Robin Flynn will show Rivest will do a presentation for maximum health and you how to align your nutri- on the many benefits of therfunction. This event, inspired tion with your health needs. apeutic massage. Lorraine by the TED talk format, will She will be serving locally Ballantine will share the fasbe fun, informative and inter- crafted appetizers. Cameron cinating work of biodynamic active. We will also be serv- Wenaus will be sharing med- craniosacral therapy and how ing delicious appetizers. itation tips with you. Anna it promotes reconnection to

your fluid inner being. Dr. Remi will discuss the integral role your nervous system plays in your health, and how chiropractic care helps your nervous system function optimally by keeping your spine in alignment. Donations will support the Nelson Food Cupboard. submitted

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Showcase for local eco-building and energy-efficiency Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m. Prestige Lakeside Resort No matter what you Program Coordinator Carmen live in, there’s no denying Proctor, “It will be really it, winter is coming. For interesting to see all of that locals looking to save some variety in one room. It’s going household cash, and be a to be an excellent educational whole lot friendlier to both opportunity for anyone who Old Man Winter and Mother owns or rents.� Nature, there’s a first-ever The show will give event being held Tuesday, locals an opportunity to Sept. 24. The Nelson Green speak with experts and proHome and Energy Show fessionals, who specialize in event will feature over 30 saving energy for your home, sustainable and convention- using techniques including: al building specialists. Sustainable options for new “Nelson is so rich with home building and retrofitlocal experts ranging from ting; the latest energy savgreen, sustainable to conven- ing technologies for heattional building,� says EcoSave ing, insulation and win3.5� x 4.85� website. Click ad to go to advertiser’s

dows; energy-frugal tips & how-to-demo’s; accessing energy assessments, rebates and financing. One of the City of Nelson’s key strategies in their Low Carbon Path To 2040 is to lower greenhouse gas emissions within the community. There’ll also be exhibits featuring all sorts of cutting edge sustainability trends and technologies, including: Earth plaster, thermal mass, solar, biomass heating, as well as Mandala HomesEnergy Star, Passivhaus

homes, a Nelson Tiny Home on-site and more. “The whole basis of the show,� Proctor explains, “is to bring people out who rent, own or are building a home to learn all the options they have to save energy and save money, and to provide answers to those who have already completed a retrofit who want to make sure that their utility costs stay low.� Event is on Sept. 24, doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. submitted by the City of Nelson

Go nuts and help the food cupboard Deadline to order: Wednesday, Sept. 25 The Nelson Food used to purchase nuts and Cupboard fall fundraiser has fruit for inclusion in our launched! Rancho Vignola Holiday Hampers. Deadline is a family run business in for orders is September 25. Armstrong, BC since that1988 offers a Order forms must be accombuilding community range of top quality natural panied by cash or cheque. and organic dried fruits and Celebrate Fall, and support nuts. Orders will arrive in time the Nelson Food Cupboard for the holiday season: use at the same time. them as gifts or in baking. submitted by the All proceeds raised are Nelson Food Cupboard

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Welcome to Kootenay Country Columbia Power has teamed up with the Regional Districts of Kootenay Boundary, Central Kootenay and East Kootenay to showcase the Kootenays to British Columbia at the annual Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Convention. Approximately 2,000 delegates from 196 member communities will gather in Vancouver this week for the UBCM’s 110th annual convention, themed Navigating the Local Landscape. “We are so pleased to be a part of the team taking the Welcome to Kootenay Country display to this year’s convention,” says Audrey Repin, Director of Stakeholder and External Relations for Columbia Power Corporation. “At past venues, the booth has received recognition for

being the only collaborative display of various communities – a true reflection of the Kootenays.” This year’s Convention theme, Navigating the Local Landscape, fits perfectly with the goals of the Kootenay Country booth: showcase the Kootenays and individual communities to a widespread audience and highlight the wide variety of recreation, accommodation, and tourism attractions that our area has to offer. Representatives from local communities take turns participating at the booth, providing information on the region and highlighting our distinct piece of the province. For more info about Columbia Power, please visit: www.columbiapower.org submitted by Columbia Power

Nelson’s Hampton Grey Sea Cadets hosted the first of many sail training weekends on the Kootenay Lake for the Nelson and Trail Cadet Corps. 22 cadets participated this past weekend with 2 more weekends scheduled this month and more scheduled for May

2014. Sea Cadets is open to young men and women ages 12 to 19. The cadet program is free. Call or email Lt. (N) Michele Harris for more information, 250-359-7079 or michelle.harris@cadets.gc.ca submitted by Nelson Sea Cadets

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Representatives showcasing the Welcome to Kootenay Country booth at the 2012 Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference. Left to right: Dieter Bogs, Mayor of Trail; Anne Henderson, Mayor of Salmo and RDCK Municipality of Salmo; Jane Walter, RDEK Area E; Audrey Repin, Columbia Power Corporation; Wendy Booth, RDEK Area F; Dean McKerracher, RDEK District of Elkford.

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Dying With Dignity Presentation

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. Nelson Senior’s Centre next to Civic Theatre The Centre for Inquiry their lives. What emerges Canada. Viewing this film is sponsoring a Dying with is a staggeringly powerful provides information conDignity presentation and portrait of what it means to cerning a controversial discussion. Pat Morrison die with dignity. choice about end of life a retired registered nurse Since 1994, when decisions. will be leading the presen- Oregon became the first After the film, there will tation and discussion. She state to legalize end-of-life be a presentation and discuswill first show parts of an choice, two other states in sion about Representation award winning documen- the US: Washington and Agreements. tary by filmmaker Peter Vermont have decided to “A Representation Richardson. The documen- use the Oregon model as Agreement is a legal docutary, How to Die in Oregon, legislation. ment that says who you want gently enters the lives of the Right now the debate to help you with important terminally ill as they consid- about dying with dignity things in your life, such er whether-and-when to end is a timely subject here in as health care or manag-

From Selkirk to Royal Roads Selkirk students, who have successfully completed a Business Administration diploma in Accounting and Finance or Professional Management, and have a minimum ‘B’ GPA, are able to block transfer to Royal Roads University (RRU) to pursue their degree in either Sustainability and International Business or Entrepreneurial Management. “Well articulated and seamless post-secondary pathways are absolutely critical to effectively pro-

viding students with options for establishing rewarding careers,” says Angus Graeme, Selkirk’s President and CEO. The agreement means students are able to pursue their education at a BC university and continue to work towards a successful career. It benefits students and builds on Selkirk’s strategic directions to increase enrolments, and engage the wider community in learning and developing innovative programs and services. submitted by Selkirk College

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ing money”. It is important to have legally recognized documents in place before one is incapacitated; otherwise choices may be made about you that may not be the ones that you would have chosen. Everyone welcome on October 1st at 7:30 pm, Seniors Centre on Vernon Street in Nelson, $2.00 donation. submitted by Centre for Inquiry

What’s in the Cupboard? Recipes from the Nelson Food Cupboard Carrots, Beets and Turnips This is really easy and really good. You can use only one or two of these vegetables or you can mix them all up together.

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Peel the vegetables and grate. Put in a pot along with a very small amount of stock or water. Cover the pot and steam the shredded vegetables in the liquid for about 10 minutes. Add more liquid if needed to keep them from sticking to the bottom of the pot. When they are done, drain off any excess water. Sprinkle the vegetables with salt and pepper to taste and add a little bit of butter.

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Emergency 911 NPD - Non Emergency (250) 354-3919 RCMP- (250) 352-2156 Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477

Nelson City Police news: vandalism, suicide attempt On Sept. 13 Nelson Police received a call regarding damage to a statue on display in the 400 block Baker St. The statue, on display by the City of Nelson, was of a musical instrument; a cello. The statue sustained major damage and had to be removed from Baker St. Nelson Police are asking the public for assistance with regard to locating the suspects responsible for the damage to the artwork. Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or the Nelson Police. On Sept. 14, Nelson Police received a call from Nelson Mental health regarding a client who had left a suicide message with their answering service. After a search by both Nelson Mental Health workers and Nelson Police, the client was located midspan on the orange bridge by NPD. The NPD member carefully approached the suicidal female, but as he came up to her she jumped over the railing. The Nelson Police member quickly grabbed her, saving her from falling into the water below. Traffic had come to a complete standstill on the bridge at this time and five drivers came to the assistance of NPD and helped pull the female to safety.

The 26 year old female was transported to Kootenay Lake Hospital under the Mental Health Act for assessment. Nelson Police would like to identify the five drivers who came forth to assist in saving the life of the distraught female, in order to thank them for their much appreciated assistance. We are asking the five drivers to call Sgt. Janet Scott-Pryke at 250-3543919. On Aug. 3, NPD released the following media bulletin: On Saturday, August 3, approximately 4 a.m., the Nelson Police received multiple reports of glass smashing and vandalism in the area of a local school. Upon arrival, it was apparent that the school had been the subject of an excessive amount of vandalism. There were multiple windows shattered as well as other damages sustained. Although early in the investigation, the Nelson Police have identified persons of interest and are optimistic they will be proceeding with criminal charges. Nelson Police would like to add the following update to the investigation: After a month long investigation, the Nelson Police have identified the three youths responsible for causing over $5000 dam-

age in vandalism to a local school. All parties have attended the Nelson Police Department accompanied by their guardians and taken full accountability for their actions and have prepared letters of public apology for their actions. “I cannot express how remorseful I am of this situation, and the shame I’m carrying with me. To all of those in our in our beautiful Nelson community, I am deeply sorry,” said a youth responsible for damage.The youths are first time offenders and as such the matter will be proceeding through Restorative Justice. The Nelson Police would like to thank School District 8 and the staff at the school for their cooperation and partnership in this investigation. On Monday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. the Nelson Police received an emergency call about people fighting about beer at the Ward Street bus stop. NPD members arrived on scene to find a large group of people trying to seek shelter from the rain while waiting for their bus. Several others, all known to police were trying to hide open liquor. One male was taken into custody for public intoxication and was also found to be in possession of marijuana. He was released when sober and will appear in Nelson Law Courts in

December to answer to charges of possession of a controlled substance. He will be restricted from the downtown area and consumption of liquor until his court date. Another male is being sought for charges of causing a disturbance. Several others were removed from the bus stop area. Over the weekend a work vehicle was broken into and a large amount of tools were stolen. These tools are very specific to power line work. The Nelson Police is asking anyone with information about this theft to please contact them at 250-3543919. On Sept. 19, the Nelson RCMP received a report of a found boat in the West Arm of Kootenay Lake near Bealby Point. It appeared that the boat might have come away from its moorage in the storm the previous night and is described as an open 16’ plain aluminium hull with a red top on the bow, a white steering wheel with a grey 9.9 Yamaha outboard motor. The RCMP are asking anyone with information as to the ownership of this boat to contact them at 250-352-2156. submitted by the Nelson Police Department

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Missing Nakusp man, possibly near Nelson

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The Nakusp RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 55 year old Steven Schroff. Mr. Schroff was last seen at 11 a.m. on Friday September 13, in Nakusp. He was preparing to leave to Spokane, according to family members, but never showed up. Nakusp RCMP have confirmed

with United States Border Services that Mr.Schroff never crossed into the States and is believed to still be in Canada. Mr. Schroff was driving a brown 2006 Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck (BC Licence Plate CH4547). Telus was able to “ping” his cell phone to the Nelson area, however

attempts to locate him have been unsuccessful. Mr. Schroff is described as 5’-10” (178 cm) and 190 lbs (86 kg). If anyone who spots this vehicle or sees Schroff is asked to contact the Nakusp RCMP at 250-265-3677. submitted by Nakusp RCMP

RCMP news: fatal crash, head on collision, impaired driving On Thursday, Sept. 12, at around 6:45 p.m. a member of the public observed a vehicle driving erratically and then going off road into the ditch on Highway 3A about 4 kilometers north east of Castlegar. The vehicle rolled over injuring the driver and lone occupant. The Castlegar RCMP responded and suspected alcohol was a factor in the crash. The driver, a 67 year old Castlegar woman, was transported to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The driver was released from hospital this morning suffering only minor injuries. The RCMP have obtained blood samples from the driver for purposes of a toxicology analysis. The driver was released on a court date for November 14, 2013 in Castlegar for impaired driving charges. submitted by the Castlegar RCMP On Tuesday, Aug. 27, the Nelson RCMP received a report that sometime

between August 15 and August 20, the Nelson Nordic Ski Club’s main shop had been broken into and four ICOM mobile radios and a Radium SAT phone were stolen. The total value of the items taken is estimated around $3000. The Nelson Nordic Ski Club is a non-profit organization which operates with the help of volunteers to make their organization a success and allow the enjoyment of their ski trails to any who wish to use them. With this theft, the Nelson Nordic Ski Club will now have to replace these items out of money that could’ve been used to improve their facilities. This crime not only effects the Nelson Nordic Ski club, but everyone in the community whom uses their facilities. Nelson RCMP is asking anyone with information on who stole these items to please contact Cst Colleen Lowing at 250-354-5116 or to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). submitted by the Nelson RCMP

The West Kootenay Integrated Road Saftey Unit is currently investigating the cause of an accident that sent two people to hospital on Monday, Sept. 16, at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Highway 6 near Cunningham Rd in the Slocan Valley. A red 2000 Pontiac Grand Am being driven by a 59 year old man from Salmo was headed south bound on Hwy 3 when he suddenly veered into the on coming lane. The driver of the other vehicle, a 62 year old male from Silverton attempted to avoid the collision by moving the right. The Grand Am collided head onto into the north bound vehicle, a 2000 Ford pick-up truck, causing it to overturn twice before coming to rest in the ditch. People on scene assisted in removing the driver of the truck before the ambulance arrived. Both drivers were taken to Trail hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Alcohol is not suspected in being a factor in this incident. No charges have been laid as yet and the investigation is on-going.

On Sept. 15, at approx 3:26 p.m. the Nelson RCMP and West Kootenay Traffic Services responded to a fatal two car head on crash on Highway 3a Beasley area, Nelson B.C. Investigation has revealed that a 1989 Jeep Cherokee with one occupant crossed the center line and struck a 1990 Toyota with two occupants. The driver, a 31 year old female from the Nelson area died from the crash. Her female passenger was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.The Jeep driver a 39 year Nelson male was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Investigation is continuing but alcohol and drugs are not a factor in this crash. Many witness have come forward and this is very appreciated. It you witnessed this crash or prior driving of these vehicles please call the RCMP. The next of kin has been notified and the release of the name will be by the BC Coroners Service (1-888-991-2111). submitted by West Kootenay Traffic Services


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Sewage contamination

Some time ago the municipal water/sewer department was digging up sewer piping in our rear lane. I’m not sure what happened but they paid for several of us on the same water service line to have our house water lines flushed. One person who’d been doing laundry in her washing machine got all her clothes replaced. Can you explain what the Home Front by Bill Lynch, reason may have been? Paul Muntak & Steve Cannon for cross contamination of water piping serves a large chemicals back through the This sounds to me like the water supply with the and diverse group of users. hose and into your domesa problem with sewage con- sewage effluent. There are These cross-control experts tic drinking water. That is tamination in the domestic sets of standard procedures are not just trying to pro- why all new exterior hose potable water supply. What that must be implement- tect the domestic water bibbs are equipped with a may have happened is called ed once a potential cross supply from sewage. There backflow preventer valve cross connection. While contamination is identified. are hundreds of potential to prevent this cross conexcavating for a sewer or Flushing out your domestic threats to the domestic nection. Other common water pipe, occasionally an water lines in your home water supply from industri- potential cross connections excavation machine opera- and all the associated fix- al and domestic chemicals, in the home are detachable tor will hit both pipes at the tures like sinks, hoses and storm water and “grey” kitchen faucets that can be same time. Unfortunately, irrigation piping that were water (used potable water). left in a sink full of grey those two pipes may have in use at the time of the In your own home water. Similarly, laundry been broken, releasing and cross connection would be here are several potential sinks often have a rubber recombining the sewage an appropriate precaution locations that cross con- hose on the water faucet effluent and the domestic to ensure that no harmful tamination can occur. For that can lie in the laundry water in the same pit. This bacteria contaminated your instance, if you are mix- water. Often these faucets contaminated water can water supply. ing garden chemicals or do not have built–in valves now back siphon into your Cross connection con- fertilizers in a bucket and to protect from potential home’s water supply if you trol is a specialized branch leave the garden hose in cross connections. So it is turn on a tap while the bro- of the plumbing trade the water while other users advisable to look around ken water pipe remains in because the potential for downstream of your house your house for potential the contaminated water. cross connections is con- draws water, back siphon- cross connections between Industry standards siderable, especially in age can occur through sewage, grey water and acknowledge the poten- larger communities where your garden hose, pulling your potable water supply. tial in these circumstances Steve, Chris and Bill are building consultants with Lynch Building Inspection Services Ltd. of Nelson. http://www.lynchinspections.com

How is the water in Nelson’s pool kept clean? dr. science Christine Humphries

Have you taken the plunge in Nelson’s pool? If so, you may have noticed that the pool water does not cause your eyes to become red, nor trigger an asthma attack, nor leave you smelling like bleach. This is because there is only one third the amount of chlorine being used in the pool as before. The Coordinator of Facilities

of the Nelson District Community Complex, reassured me that this does not mean the pool water is dirtier. On the contrary, the renovations of the pool provided an opportunity to respond to public concerns by replacing chlorine with ozone as the primary sanitization process. Ozone does not produce any chemical by-products and is now the preferred method of pool sanitation because it has less serious health consequences than chlorine.

The pool has Corona Discharge Ozone Generators. As oxygen passes through a gap in these generators between a high voltage electrode and a grounding electrode, a high energy field of electrons converts oxygen (O2) to ozone (O3). Ozone is a highly reactive form of oxygen because its third oxygen bond is unstable. This means that when ozone collides with any oxidizable substance such as bacteria,

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

fungi, viruses, moulds or mildew, this third oxygen is transferred to the other substance. This process, called an oxidation reaction, kills the microorganism. Ozone, however, cleans water only at the site of ozone injection and is not present in the pool, therefore a small amount of chlorine is still required to clean up “accidents” that can occur in the pool (probably especially in the toddler area). Dive in and enjoy the pool!


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Growing from its roots and stretching towards the stars Kootenay Storytelling Festival: Friday to Sunday, Sept. 20-22 The festival opens pieces of Canadian hiswith a concert featuring tory representing differmultiple award-winning ent cultures, communities writer, broadcaster, and and characters from every cultural entrepreneur, Jowi part of the country – the Taylor and his internation- project combines Jowiʼs ally acclaimed project Six fascinations with music, String Nation. Conceived media, community engagein 1995, Six String Nation ment, and the dynamics of took eleven years to bring Canadian history and multo life. Centred around a ticultural identity. A minsingle acoustic guitar gling of stories and music, – nicknamed Voyageur the concert features Jowiʼs and built from over sixty acclaimed performance, as

well as contemporary guitarist Paul Landsberg playing Voyageur and teasers from our featured storytellers that will set the stage for the weekend. The Kootenay Storytelling Festival runs from September 20-22. The full schedule is available online at: www.kootenaystory.org Venues include The Capitol Theatre, Expressions,

Saskatchewan songwriters Darrel and Saskia Saturday, Sept. 21, 8 p.m. at Expressions Cafe, $12 Prairie Songwriters Saskia Dawson, Bill Hicks (Powder and Darrel; (aka) The Great Blues), and Nolan Murray Plains, performing in Nelson (Tiller’s Folly) appearing on Saturday, September 21, at on their 10 CDs. They were Expressions Cafe. awarded Top Folk /Roots Saskia & Darrel have a Album in Holland, Artist, new band name; “The Great Album, and Songwriter of Plains” and they didn’t the year from Saskatchewan acquire this moniker lightly. Country Music Association, Looking at a map one day, and received Top 5 Peoples’ they realized that the area choice awards, and also have where they perform most enjoyed airplay on CBC and of the time falls within this many Indie Radio stations geographic designation, so around the world. as the old saying goes; “if Be sure to catch their the shoe fits, wear it!” Nelson debut. Tickets are They have toured with $12 and can be purchased Canadian JunoAward Winners at 554 Ward St or by callGary Fjellgaard and Valdy, ing 250-354-3910. and have notables like Daniel www.thegreatplains.ca Powter, Darby Mills, Steve submitted

and The Legion. Festival Passes now available at Otter Books and the Capitol Theatre. Concert tickets available at the Capitol Theatre. Individual tickets available at the festival. opening night concert: $20 Regular, $12 Students. Festival passes: $20 for one day or $35 for two! Individual shows: $8 Adults/ $5 Children (under 12). submitted by

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Alexis Normand: a melange of jazz and folk Monday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m. at Expressions Cafe, 554 Ward St Fransaskoise art- ambassador for the humilist, Alexis Normand is an ity, grace, and perseverance accomplished singer-song- of Canadians with how she writer from Saskatoon, managed the spotlight after Saskatchewan whose music her flubbed performance of features a melange of folk the Star Spangled Banner at and jazz. the 2013 Memorial Cup in Normand became an Saskatoon. Overnight she

became an international media darling, with live interviews and performances on CNN (Live with Wolf Blitzer), CBS (Inside Edition), WGN Radio Chicago and more. She looks forward to re-focusing attention to her

music and live show with the fall tour. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Expressions cafe, 554 Ward St. or by calling 250-354-3910. www.aleffxisnormand.ca submitted


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Medicine: a theatrical exploration into personality Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre Award winning writer/ shamanic psychotropic plant performer TJ Dawe has par- brew ayahuasca. ticipated in more than one Mate’s work on these hundred theatre and comedy retreats is based on his thefestivals. In Medicine, he tells ory that the personality isn’t of his experiences at a retreat who we are - it’s a survival led by author, doctor and activ- strategy, adopted early in ist Gabor Mate (In the Realm life. At turns hilarious and of Hungry Ghosts, When the tear-jerking, Dawe dives into Body Says No, Hold On To the unknown depths of his Your Kids), in which the par- past, searching for the hidden ticipants ingest the Peruvian roots to his own behaviour.

There will be a Q and A session after the performance. “I have known TJ Dawe for 20 years and he has consistently created amazing performances that are hilarious and moving. Whether you have an interest in ayahuasca and Gabor Mate’s work or not, TJ has the ability to make any experience resonate on a deeper level.

He could make a trip to the grocery store into a compelling, pants wettingly funny piece of theatre.” -Lucas Myers, Pilotcopilot Theatre. The show is on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Capitol Theatre, tickets are $20, call 250 352 6363 or book online at www. capitoltheatre.bc.ca submitted by Pilotcopilot Theatre

Circles, Signs and Symmetry at the Nelson Library Things come full circle at the Library in September and October with an exhibition of works by accomplished artist and printmaker Natasha Smith. Circles, Signs, and Symmetry is a body of work that combines collage elements, including natural and collected materials. “Many of these works were inspired by time spent by the Slocan River,” says Smith, who explains her process as intuitive, “allowing process, landscape and a love of the primitive mark to inform my work.” Smith begins with a circular form on which she builds multi-layered complex surfaces with collage and acrylic paint and mediums. The series also

includes some encaustic works, using a wax process to allow layering, encasing, carving and manipulation. The result combines depth and detail, strength and subtlety, with a wide textural range. “By juxtaposing elements and surfaces with contrasting natures: opaque and transparent, strong and subtle marks, textured and building community since 1988 smooth surfaces, themes of fragility, strength, containment and growth are suggested,” she says. photo submitted Natasha exhibits her Smith holds a BA Hons. in Fine Art Printmaking and has been a practicing work regularly and works from her Studio in Passmore, visual artist for over 18 years. She has taught at the Kootenay School of Art and Oxygen Art Centre, where she was a founding member. in the Slocan Valley. Natasha’s work is on display at the Library through Click ad to go to advertiser’s website. September and October. submitted by the Nelson Library

James & Jamesy in ‘2 for Tea’

Wednesday, October 16, 7:30 pm, Capitol Theatre Tickets: $16, $12 senior/student/child Online: www.JamesandJamesy.com/tickets Six fully costumed characters. Four of whom are selected from the audience. Tea is served. Bring a teacup.

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Latin themed, classical string quartet at Expressions Cafe Thursday, Sept. 26, 8 p.m. Expressions Cafe, 554 Ward St, tickets $20 Don’t let the approaching be a fiery night of exqui- Diemecke collaborates with fall cool you down! Come site music, sure to get your esteemed musicians Larry feel the heat with Victoria’s toes moving and your body Skaggs, Liz Massi and “DieMahler String Quartet”, grooving. Martine denBok to form a Thursday September 26 Known for his remark- quirky, eclectic and passionat 8 p.m., at Expressions able tonal beauty and siz- ate quartet with a sound that Café in Nelson. “Latin Soul zling virtuosity, Grammy will leave you spell bound. for Strings” promises to nominated violinist Pablo Sure to be an evening to

remember! Tickets: $20 Call Expressions 250-354-3910 & save yourself a seat! Click the link to listen: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=1PW_hhxJvLw submitted

Little Miss Higgins: old time country blues, jazz, and folk Saturday, Oct. 5, doors at 8 p.m. show at 9 p.m. Spirit Bar Alberta born, Kansas raised roots singer-songwriter Little Miss Higgins is taking her brand new old-timey record across Canada, stopping in some of the most picturesque prairie destinations, and bringing The Winnipeg Five with her. She will be stopping in Nelson on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Spirit Bar. Little Miss Higgins (aka Jolene Higgins) was born in Brooks, Alberta, raised in Independence, Kansas. She struts and serenades her way, guitar in hand, lips blazoned red, onto any stage as if she just drove in off the backroad of another time. This pocket-sized powerhouse

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Prairie-raised roots singers/songwriter, Little Miss Higgins hits the road with Winnipeg Five

plays music influenced by songs about panties, she www.littlemisshiggins.com old-time country blues, writes about real things in a to listen. jazz, and folk. Whether rooted and poetic way. submitted by it’s songs about passion or Go to her website at Killbeat Music

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


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Arts&Entertainment New artists at Moving Mountains Pottery Friday, Sept. 27, 5 - 9 p.m., 8846 Slocam West Road, Slocan Moving Mountains the artists contributing their Pottery has announced an work have been focusing on exhibition of new artists creating hand built pottery starting on Friday, Sept. 27. and sculpture for viewing The event will be held and for sale. in the pottery shop at 8846 Sandino McKay has Slocan West Road, Slocan, been working with owner, BC from 5 - 9 p.m.. Everyone Willo Treschow, for two is welcome to attend and years and has been developview exciting new art created ing his unique style of bowls, by three young artists who mugs and plates, using a live in the Slocan Valley. variety of hand building From the pottery’s techniques. Additionally, recent start in early July Sandino is committed to of this year to the very becoming a potter and will moment of the exhibition, be continuing to work in the

pottery throughout the year. Jordan King has been exploring hand building with clay throughout the summer and has focused on creating bowls and maze tiles to be exhibited. He will continue to come to the pottery on a weekly basis. Rowan Baal, our youngest artist, creates exciting sculptural pieces, as well as functional items for use in his home. Rowan has been coming to the pottery on a once weekly basis and will

continue to do so throughout the coming year. Everyone is welcome to come and visit the pottery, meet the artists and view the art as it becomes a reality. For further information or queries please call 509 563 4465, visit: www.facebook.com/movingmountainspottery or email Willo at movingmountainspottery@gmail.com. submitted by Moving Mountains Pottery

Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Kootenay School of Arts, 606 Victoria St. Vancouver writer Kate Presentation Series, is free Toronto in corporate health Braid and Nelson writer and open to the public. and safety and now works for Jane Byers will bring to Braid will be reading from Worksafe BC. Her poems, life through their stories her women-in-trades memoir, essays and short fiction have and poems the successes Journeywoman: Swinging a been published in a variety and obstacles experienced Hammer in a Man’s World. of magazines internationally, by women working in non- The book covers her 15 years including Descant, Rattle, traditional fields when the working in construction from and the Canadian Journal authors read at Selkirk raw apprentice labourer to of Hockey Literature. College’s Kootenay Studio union carpenter, building In a recent magazine Arts (KSA), 606 Victoria St., houses, high rises and bridges article, Braid describes how in Nelson on Tuesday, Sept. along the way. “My passion in 1977 women in trades in 24 at 7:30 p.m. in room 310. was concrete,” she says. BC were two to three per The reading will take place Byers, a seven year cent of the trades. “Then in room 310. The reading, Nelson resident, worked for in 2007, when I did that part of Oxygen Art Centre’s many years for the City of research again, 30 years

later the number of women in trades in B.C. was two to three percent. Still. Nothing had changed in the least.” Negative attitudes toward women by men on the jobsite account for the extremely high dropout rate among women apprentices who receive trades training. The Oxygen Art Centre’s 20132014 Presentation Series is supported by the Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance. submitted

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Arts&Entertainment Sense Tracks Elements - Inken Hemsen, Artist

Open house and talk: Friday, Sept. 27, 7-9 p.m. and open house and tea time: Saturday, Sept. 28, 1-5 p.m. Oxygen Arts Centre During the month of elements that constellate to residency takes her out of talk on Friday, Sept. 27 from September the Oxygen Art form the environment at a the Oxygen studio and into 7 - 9 p.m., talk at 8 p.m., at Centre is hosting German particular moment in time. nature; Kokanee Glacier, the Oxygen Art Centre locatartist Inken Hemsen. Her Hemsen says of her pro- Sinixt pit houses, Slocan ed at 320 Vernon st (alley artistic practice is con- cess that, “My observations pools and so forth to gather entrance). Hemsen will also cerned with a phenomeno- are focused on sense apper- the smell, sound, taste, and open her studio to the public logical sense of place, in ceptions, like noises and touch of a place and then on Saturday September 28th, this case Nelson and the silence, air-flows and smell bringing what Hemsen calls anytime between 1-5pm is surrounding environment. in the air, the atmosphere, ‘reflections’ back into the Tea Time so pop in for a visit. Hemsen calls the project encounters of animals and studio, where she will con- These events are part of the she is working on during humans, animal movements, tinue her creative process Canada wide Culture Days her residency Sense Tracks traces on the ground, plant in the making of subjective event. Join us to welcome Elements which can be read movement patterns caused cartographies. and celebrate the creative quite literally as an engage- by the wind and creatures Inken Hemsen will practice of this unique artist. ment with the senses, tracks passing by, and the occur- share her process and pracsubmitted by the Oxygen or traces of place and the rence of waters.” Hemsen’s tice in an open house and Arts Centre

Continuing Arts Education at Oxygen Art Centre Oxygen Art Centre announces its fall semester of Continuing Arts Education. Courses kick off in September with ‘Singing the Blues’ with the fabulous Bessie Wapp. Life is the only experience required to growl, groan, wail and moan for this couse. For those who have taken this course the next level is ‘Singing Beyond the Blues’, which culminates in an opening set performance for a Bessie & the Back Eddies concert!

October begins with two courses by Natasha Smith; ‘Moving into Abstraction’ runs for 6 weeks with classes on Tuesdays, and ‘LowTech Printmaking Intensive’ is a weekend workshop on October 26 & 27 (please note these are new dates for this workshop). Later in October and in November Karen Guilbault is offering two one-day workshops that are suitable for youth and adults, and Deborah Thompson is offering a new

course called ‘Painting: Colour and Space’. Kootenay author and OBOK prize winner, Deryn Collier is also offering a new course called ‘Hands-on Fiction’, where students are invited to bring in and develop their own work. In November, Creston based visual artist Win Dinn will be coming to Nelson to teach a weekend workshop called ‘Mixed Media - Playtime for Adults’. Erica Konrad

Nelson breast feeds – anytime, anywhere! In an effort to raise awareness about breastfeeding, a public activity is being held in honour of World Breastfeeding Week. Nelson and area women of all ages are invited to share their breastfeeding photographs and/or memories through poetry or stories in

window displays at breastfeeding friendly locations throughout Nelson from Sept. 30 – Oct. 5. In an effort to normalize breastfeeding in our community, the intention is to display as many photographs of women breastfeeding as possible! Women are invited to email

their submissions to: nelsonbreastfeeds@gmail.com. Photos will also be collected at: Kootenay Kids, Public Health office (Victoria Street), and at the “Birth Story” movie screening (Capitol Theatre Sunday, Sept. 29, 2 – 5 p.m.). All participants will be entered into a prize draw

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will be bringing back her very popular ‘Painting with Beeswax’, and for students who have taken this course already you can sign up for ‘Advancing the Basics: Encaustic Painting’. All course information including dates, details and costs can be found on our website: www.oxygenartcentre.org To register please call: 250352-2821. submitted by the Oxygen Arts Centre (please put your name on your breastfeeding entry). After the event, all submissions will be available for pick-up at the Public Health office. Please join us in celebrating breastfeeding – anytime, anywhere! Submitted by Nelson Breast feeds


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Arts&Entertainment Current Swell plays a blend of grassroots and grooves

Saturday, 3 7Sept. 28. doors1at 9 p.m., Spirit Bar 4 Victoria’s Current Swell are taking a break from writ6 3 ing and rehearsing songs from their upcoming 2014 6 and are 9 hitting 3 the5 7 2 release road! They’ve been tucked away at home on the island 1 2 and are 5 eager 6 to get out to9 8 play for their fans across the west. 8 Special 9 guests, Jon and3 6 Roy will be joining Current Swell for the tour. 9 Current Swell have6 built a name for themselves through countless 5 2 photo by Shane Deringer years of performing. The band is currently on the Current Swell: Scott Stanton, Dave Lang, Ghosty and Chris Petersen Difficulty Level 5 with the1newest addi- searching 8for 6something 7 -– Medium road became a recurring theme toes sk9M000461 and hum along. tion to their discography intangible while recording for the pair during the creGet your tickets now for Long Time 6 Ago, 3 captur8 7 Let2It Go, and suffice it to ation of the new album. their Nelson show, Saturday, ing new and old fans with say, they found it. Freedom Fans will be hard-pressed Sept. 28, at Spirit Bar, $15. their live performances. – from artistic constraints, to find a track that doesn’t submitted by Jon and Roy went from audience expectations make them want to tap their Indoor Recess

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Opinion&Editorial Editorial Taxpayers shouldn’t subsidize the recycling of commercial paper and packaging materials

There can be justiBy Nelson Becker fication for taxpayers to subsidize community newspapers, but there is no justification for taxpayers to subsidize the recycling of the inserted flyers in those newspapers. The Nelson Star, since its inception, has become more of a flyer wrap than a community newspaper. Often the inserted flyers weigh more than the actual newspaper. The recycling

of these flyers is not cost neutral. We, as a community, receive approximately half of what it costs to recycle these flyers back from the recycling contractors. The Nelson Star and even the post office itself do not contribute to this cost of recycling. Nearly three years ago the BC government mandated industry to take over paper and packaging recycling in this province. The intent was all of the cost of recycling would be trans-

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ferred from the taxpayer to the industry and the consumer. A proposal was made by industry to completely privatize recycling. The proposal was soundly defeated by our own RDCK, for not fulfilling the basic financial needs. The taxpayer would still be paying money for recycling. The City of Nelson operates its own curbside, recycling pick up, and has not accepted the proposal, but has agreed to allow the

City of Nelson administration to “negotiate a fair contract.” It is my hope that fair means 100% of the costs of paper and packaging recycling be borne by the industry.Perhaps, passing the cost of paper and packaging recycling from the taxpayer to the industry might discourage producing all that paper and plastic. A big thank-you to the RDCK and other BC communities for not giving in to what was obviously a bad deal. (see story page 4)

www.facebook.com/expressionsnelson My Opinion

by Spencer Pollard

Have movie villains run out of ideas? So many action films now have some sort of generic plot regarding world domination or some sort of terrorist threat but we can’t blame them for that, we can however blame shoddy writing. So what makes a villain so bad? They are well…bad. A good example is Jeremy Irons. He is the seldom seen “classic” “Dungeons & Dragons.” In it Irons plays Profion: a powerful sorcerer who wants to control dragons. His motivations through-

out the movie are incredibly generic and dull. The only saving grace is how over-the-top the performance is in a very humorous way. This isn’t the only terrible movie villain but if you watched a lot of action movies you can see a pattern in regards to character motivations. Movie villains can be moronic but also a joy. We all have the inner cinema snob inside of us but sometimes we need to keep him on a leash and just have some fun with some dumb characters.

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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Do you read printed flyers? Why or why not? http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/read_flyers Last week’s survey responses: Is Baker Street in Nelson, as beautiful as it can be? Yes 25% No 75% comments: what can be done to make it more beautiful? Dogs to be allowed on Baker and to have Doggie doo doo bag stands at every cross walk. Ban Smoking! We could use a car free block where kids can roam more safely, where music can be heard instead of loud engines, where people can eat, read and converse without engine exhaust. Many other cities have one, let’s talk about this and make it an election issue. Damaged worn awnings should be replaced. Complete interior of Redfish Grill should be replaced - but keep the original exterior facade. Some store fronts need to be cleaned or power washed, some need a new coat of paint.

Clean it up! It is grubby. Buildings need paint, awnings cleaned, repairs made, etc. etc. It is getting to the state it was before the revitalization in the early 1980s. Instead of putting money aside for art works offer that money in the form of matching grants or low cost loans to the building owners. Give the building owners some incentive to clean up their premises. Putting up art work or lights does not disguise a shabby street! More art, plants and flowers, murals, etc. Put the parking spaces along the whole street.

Get rid of some of the “riff-raff ”. allow dogs, doggammit! we support social media, but not social interaction. And what about more pedestrian/park-like space? Another way to create more social interaction. We seem to be more afraid of supposed “undesirables” and less afraid of creating sterility. It would certainly be more beautiful if the perpetual loiterers wouldn’t treat it as their personal livingroom. Difficult to enjoy the unique character of this lovely street with all of those “characters” draped over the sidewalks/amenity areas! Move along folks, the street is for everyone’s enjoyment.

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Nelson & Area: Fri. Sept 20 - Sun. Sept 29

lll Live Music

ll Special Events

llCouncil of Canadians Fri. Sept 20 monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. at lllRequest DJ. Finley’s 101 Baker Street, downstairs. All Irish Bar and Grill welcome. lllMinnesota with llAutumn Equinox Walk at Moontricks at Spirit Bar 10 p.m. Rotary Lakeside Park to celebrate llThe Kootenay Storyteling harvest time and the day of equal festival opening concert at Capitol light and dark. 1 p.m. Theatre 7:30 p.m. llInternational Day of Peace llUnderwritten: Susan Observance at the Mir Centre, Andrews Grace at Touchstones Nelson, 7 p.m.

llInvested 10, 000 hours Art exhibit at Kootenay Gallery, Castlegar 7 p.m.

llHousehold Hazardous Waste round-up event, 11- 2 p.m. Nakusp Arena & Creston

vs Community Complex Summerland at Nelson Community lMovie: The Butler, 6:45 p.m. llNelson

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Castlegar. 6 - 7 p.m. $16/$12 Students

Complex 7 p.m.

and Riddick, 9:15 p.m. at Civic

llLearning in Retirement Theatre 10 a.m. - Gary Wright talks about lEcoSociety’s Cottonwood his book, Silver King Campus, Market at Cottonwood Falls Park Selkirk College 9:30-3 p.m. lSocial Dancing at Finleys lWalk In Peace Silent ‘circle 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mixed playlist by Peter, no cover lWomen of all ages get together to knit, crochet lace, make rugs & more. Women’s Centre 10-1 p.m. lMovie: The Butler, 6:45 p.m. and Riddick, 9:15 p.m. at Civic Theatre lGender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362.

walk’ - Lakeside Gates 1st & 3rd Saturdays 12-1

lMeat Draws at Nelson Legion.

3:30p.m., in beverage room with Karaoke after. 250-352-7727.

lThe Nelson Scrabble Club

meets at 1p.m. For further information, please call 250-352-6936.

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Immaculate Nelson at 7 p.m.

lSacred Heart Kaslo at 4:30 Sat. Sept 21 p.m. lllThe Great Plains, folk, Sun. Sept 22 celtic, roots. 8 p.m. at Expressions Cafe $12, 250-354-3910 lllNiko at the Hume lllBliss N Eso w/Ceekay Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. Jones at Spirit Bar 10 p.m. lllKaraoke at Finley’s llThe Kootenay Storyteling Irish Bar and Grill 9 p.m. festival www.kootenaystory.org

llHousehold Hazardous l l H a r r o p - P r o c t e r Waste round-up event, 11- 2 p.m. Watershed Protection Society Kaslo, Vimy Park Fundraiser. Proctor Hall 7 p.m. llThe Kootenay Storyteling theexpressNewsUpdate festival www.kootenaystory.org

l Ongoing Events

llHike for Hospice 2013. lHeritage Harmony Barbershop Vernon and Hall to Gyro Park. 10 a.m. Chorus. Welcoming anyone! Tim 250-825-9694 or John 250-352-6892 Register at https://nelsonhospicehikeTues. Sept 24lllCliff forhospice.eventbrite.ca llNelson Civic Theatre

Society AGM 1 p.m.

lllDoug and Melody 6 p.m. The Library Lounge

llWomen-in-trades writers Kate Braid and Jane Byers read, lMovie: The Butler, 6:45 p.m.

room 310, KSA, 606 Victoria, 7:30 p.m. Oxygen Art Centre’s Presentation Series lVendor markets 9 a.m.-1 lllElliot Brood with Brian p.m. Castlegar Station Museum, Kalbfleisch $25 at Spirit Bar, 10 p.m. 250-365-6440 FMI lNelson Choral Society session lSt. Saviour’s Anglican begins. All welcome. Rehearsals Service: 10:30 am. Sudoku All Welcome. Classic Tuesdays Difficulty Level - Easy 7-9 p.m. at Bethel Ward & Silica, 250-352-5711 Christian Centre, 623 Gordon Rd. lSt. John’s Lutheran Church Musical director Kathleen Neudorf. Service. Everyone welcome to nelsonchoralsociety.org 4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250354-3308. and Riddick, 9:15 p.m. at Civic Theatre

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Service. 10 a.m. All are welcome. 602 Silica St. 250-352-2822. lCribbage at the Legion beverage room, 12:45p.m. 250-352-7727.

lAscension Lutheran Church

Classic Service 10:15a.m.Sudoku Rosemont Elementary. All are welcome. 250352-2515. lCathedral of Mary Immaculate Nelson at 8:30 a.m and 10:30 a.m.

Mon. Sept 23 lllSarah & Rich at the

Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m.

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Medium Normand performs jazz-folk music in French and English at 3 8 1 7 4 5 9 2 6 Expressions Cafe. 8 p.m. 15$ 4 7 2 3 9 6 5 8 1 9 5 6 2 1 8 7 4 3 lScottish Country Dancing 7 - 9 p.m. Call 250-359-7545 or 2 3 9 6 5 1 4 7 8 250-352-1863 6 4 7 8 2 9 1 3 5 lQi Gong at the Nelson 5 1 8 4 3 7 6 9 2 Seniors Centre 719 Vernon 10:30 8 6 4 5 7 3 2 1 9 a.m. $3 drop-in 7 9 5 1 8 2 3 6 4 2005 www.valusoft.com lWalk In Peace©Generated Silentwww.puzzle.tv ‘circle 1 2 3 9 6 4 8 5 7 by Ultimate Sudoku - all you need to create BILLIONS of unique Sudoku puzzles walk’ - Lakeside Gates, Mon & Solution see puzzles on page 17 Thurs 9:30-10:30


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Helicopter and small plane flying. All ages welcome, Central School 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. $5 Gym fee lMovie:The Butler, 6:45 p.m. and Riddick, 9:15 p.m. at Civic Theatre lRotary Club of Nelson Daybreak meet every week at 7 a.m. at the HumeWed. Sept 25

lNelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resource Centre. Wednesdays from 12 - 2pm 719 Vernon St. Phone 250-352-6008. www.nelsonelderabuseprevention.org

lSt. Saviour’s Anglican Church Food Pantry, 701 Ward Street (Silica Street entrance) 911am. Everyone welcome. Sat. Sept 28 lCaregiver Support group llOxygen Artist in - Nelson, 2nd Wednesday every month, 7 p.m. call Gail Russell 250-352-7444

Thurs. Sept 26 lllKiyo & Guests at the

Residence - Inken Hemsen open house and tea 1 - 5 p.m. lMovie: at Civic Theatre

lEcoSociety’s Cottonwood Wed. Sept 25 Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m. Market at Cottonwood Falls Park lll Paul Landsberg at the lllDieMahler, latin themed, 9:30-3 p.m. Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. classical string quartet, 8 p.m. lWalk In Peace Silent ‘circle lGlacier Harmonies women’s Expressions Cafe, $20 walk’ - Lakeside Gates 1st & 3rd barbershop-style choir starts Wednesday, 7 p.m. Call 352-3393 or 352-7199 for info. l Downtown Market, every vendor sells at least 80% locally produced or sourced goods Downtown Nelson 9:30 a.m .– 3:30 p.m. l Tai chi and qigong class lion’s park 8 - 9:30 $15 lNelson Tech Club: for electronic hobbyists and Arduino enthusiasts to meet and work on projects. every Wednesday 6pm -Annex, Selkirk `10th St Campus. New members welcome. small facility fee, first visit free.http:// www.nelson-tech- club.info/ email info@nelson- tech-club.info lLearn to make a QUILT with Susan Foot at the Women’s Centre 9-11.45 call 551-4951 lStitch it up! Learn to use a sewing machine, alter clothes, mend, put on a zipper. FREE 9 a.m - noon at the Women’s centre.

Saturdays 12-1 lMovie: at Civic Theatre lMeat Draws at Nelson Legion. lQi Gong at the Nelson United 3:30p.m., in beverage room with

Church 602 Silica St 10 a.m. $3 drop-in lWalk In Peace Silent ‘circle walk’ - Lakeside Gates, Mon & Thurs 9:30-10:30

lToastmasters: Improve your public speaking, communi-

cation and leadership skills. 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. www.toastmasters.org lNelson Women’s Centre. Dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916.

Fri. Sept 27 lllRequest DJ. Finley’s

Irish Bar and Grill

at the Youth Centre. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656. lDarts at the Nelson Legion. 7:30p.m. 250-352-7727.

lThe Nelson Scrabble Club meets at 1p.m. For further information, please call 250-352-6936. mation, please call 250-352-6936. lCathedral

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Immaculate Nelson at 7 p.m. lSacred Heart Kaslo at 4:30 p.m.

Sun. Sept 29 lllNiko at the Hume

Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m.

lllKaraoke at Finley’s

Irish Bar and Grill 9 p.m.

llHockey Ref Clinic, Eagles llLuminosity Dance & Hall. 9 a.m. register at BC Hockey Poetry Performance by Erin Parsley, Gray Creek Hall, 7 - 8 p.m. By Donation www.erinparsley.com

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lOvereaters Anonymous Residence - Inken Hemsen open Meeting, Community First Medical house and talk 7 -9 p.m. Clinic, 518 Lake Street, Nelson, lSocial Dancing at Finleys 6:30noon - 1 p.m., 250-354-4105 8:30 p.m. Mixed playlist by Peter, lNelson Women’s Centre Drop- no cover in. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and lWomen of all ages get togethfood. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916. lGirls’ Night with Margaret-Ann

Karaoke after. 250-352-7727.

er to knit, crochet lace, make rugs & more. Women’s Centre 10-1 p.m. lGender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362. lMovie: at Civic Theatre

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lMovie: at Civic Theatre lSt. Saviour’s Anglican

Service: 10:30 am. All Welcome. Ward & Silica, 250-352-5711 lSt. John’s Lutheran Church Service. Everyone welcome to 4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250354-3308.

lNelson

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Service. 10 a.m. All are welcome. 602 Silica St. 250-352-2822. lCribbage at the Legion beverage room, 12:45p.m. 250-352-7727.

lAscension Lutheran Church

Service 10:15a.m. Rosemont Elementary. All are welcome. 250352-2515. lCathedral of Mary Immaculate Nelson at 8:30 a.m and 10:30 a.m. lSacred Heart Proctor 2nd and 4th Sunday at 1 p.m

Expressions Cafe 554 Ward St, Nelson

open regular hours: Wed-Sat 6 - 10 p.m. Coffee, tea, juice, dessrts, surprise music. No cover.

Answers to Crossword

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For more crosswords by Barbara Olson and Dave Macleod, check out their books, O Canada Crosswords, vols. 8, 9 and 10, available at Otter Books and Coles.


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