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Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 Vol. 3, No. 34

What’s inside this issue: Concerned about food security? Find out more about the upcoming World Food Day fair. see story page 3

Haunted Heritage Tour: the return of the Nelson Paranormal League see story page 9

BC Green Party leader Nelson Cannabis Compassion Adam Olsen to visit Nelson Club: not closing in spite of the and area. new Medical Cannibis laws see story page 5 see commentary page 12 Historic aboriginal pictographs vandalized see story page 7

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Design to inform: youth project on homelessness deadline Friday, Oct. 11 All youth age 30 and under you are eligible to enter. The challenge is to create an original t-shirt that conveys a message about youth homelessness in Nelson BC. The message is up to you. (Suggested themes: Youth homelessness is real in Nelson. We can get involved in making a difference). Blank t-shirt’s & entry

forms are now available at Nelson Cares, 521 Vernon Street (other locations to be announced). Submission deadline is Friday, Oct. 11. Entries must include a completed entry form and can be dropped off at Nelson Cares Office. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges to receive prizes donated by local businesses, also to be

World Food Day Food Security Fair

announced. Entries will be judged on 2 criteria: 1) the t-shirt shows a clear message about local youth homelessness 2) it looks good! – a well presented creative design. Learn more about youth homelessness at RaisingTheRoof.org or via Nelson Committee on Homelessness on facebook (posting some local facts soon). Googling DIY

t-shirts shows lots of great ideas and how to’s. Check out more info online at Nelson Committee on Homelessness on facebook at: h t t p s : / / w w w. f a c e b o o k . com/NelsonCommitteeOn Homelessness For more info contact Katie at 250.352.6011 ext 19. submitted by Nelson CARES

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 4 -7pm 602 Silica St (United Church basement) “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition” is the official theme for World Food Day 2013. Held October 16th, World Food Day seeks to increase understanding of problems and solutions in the drive to end hunger. The Nelson Food Cupboard is hosting a “Food Security Fair”, inviting local food producers and organizations involved in facilitating access to food to participate. Coordinator Kim Charlesworth states “We wish to encourage increased awareness and conversation around the reality of hunger

in our community, and the incredible efforts going on locally to put meaning to the phrase food is a right.” To book a free table at the Food Security Fair contact Kim Charlesworth at foodcupboard@shawbiz.ca. The public is invited to join the conversation and tour the Nelson Food Cupboard from 4-7pm Oct 16th at 602 Silica Street (United Church basement). Please consider bringing a donation. For more information, contact 250 354 1633 www. foodcupboard.org submitted by the Nelson Food Cupboard

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Auxiliary firefighters needed for City of Nelson The City of Nelson Fire and Rescue Services will be accepting applications from community minded persons to fill several vacancies in the complementary Auxiliary Fire Department. Applicants must be of good character, bondable, in good physical condition and a minimum of 19 years of age. Eyesight unaided must be a minimum acuity of 20/100, aided must be a minimum of 20/40. Please note that female applicants are encouraged. Application forms may

be picked up in person at Nelson Fire & Rescue Services located at 919 Ward Street or downloaded at the City of Nelson website: www.nelson.ca The completed application must be delivered to Nelson Fire & Rescue Services on or before October 23rd. Only written applications will be accepted by the Fire Chief for consideration at that time. All applicants will be required to write an aptitude examination at 1900 hours

on October 23rd and successful candidates will be required to attend a 20 hour recruit assessment/training weekend on October 25, 26, 27, 2013. For more information please contact Nelson Fire & Rescue Services. The

Corporation of the City of Nelson Fire & Rescue Services 919 Ward Street, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 1T5 Telephone: (250) 352-3103 Fax: (250) 352-6578 submitted by Nelson Fire Rescue

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Green Party leader to visit the West Kootenay

said Olsenâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a great local organization that I am excited to support. There is a lot of opportunity for the BC Greens in NelsonCreston and beyond. Sjeng did very well, he attracted over 20% of the vote and I am confident we can grow that support over the next photo submitted four years.â&#x20AC;? Adam Olsen During his visit, Olsen Recently elected interim will meet with Kootenay Green Party leader Adam Mayors, Councilors and Olsen will be visiting the Regional Directors to learn West Kootenays on October more about local issues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As 24, 25 and 26, on his first trip a former Central Saanich away from the BC coast. Councilor I am well aware â&#x20AC;&#x153;I look forward to visiting we live in a diverse provsouth east British Columbia,â&#x20AC;? 3.5â&#x20AC;? xince 4.85â&#x20AC;?with diverse issues that

require creative and innovative solutions. I hope to hear about health care, emergency services, recycling, water and other important local issues, and I am looking forward to hearing about potential opportunities and local solutions that we can encourage our government to investigate.â&#x20AC;? On Saturday evening October 25, Olsen will speak at a fundraising dinner in Nelson alongside Green Party candidate Sjeng Derkx and comedian Lucas Meyers aka â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Randy from Crestonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Join us for great local food and lots of fun as well as

music, a silent auction and an open mike,â&#x20AC;? said Olsen. Tickets for the event are $25 and can be ordered by phone at 250-352-7300 Adam Olsen served two terms as a councilor in Central Saanich, in 2008 and 2011, before running in the 2013 provincial election. He narrowly missed becoming a Green MLA in Saanich North, losing by just 379 votes. He was elected interim leader of the BC Green Party on August 25th after former leader Jane Sterk retired from politics. submitted by Sjeng Derkx

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Grohman Narrows Transfer Statio

RDCK- The Grohman Narrows transfer station site is bustling excavation have been in progress since late June and are now

Grohman Narrows Transfer Station blasting complete The Grohman Narrows point pick-up system that transfer station site is bustling with activity. Rough grading, drilling, blasting and excavation have been in progress since late June and are now complete. “We are pleased with how the project is progressing” stated Ron Mickel Chair of the Central Resource Recovery Committee and Director for Electoral Area F. “The Grohman Narrows site will be the first RDCK installation of Transtor equipment which will ultimately be part of a multi-

will result in substantial savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions from waste transfer operations.” Grading, road construction and further concrete work will be ongoing. The new transfer station site is scheduled to be completed by late spring of 2014 with commissioning by early summer of next year. The RDCK Resource Recovery Plan identified a reconfiguration or relocation of the current waste transfer facility in Nelson as a prior-

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ity. Following the comple- close the existing transfer tion of the new Grohman station located on Lakeside Narrows transfer station the Drive. RDCK will permanently submitted by the RDCK

“We are pleased with how the project is progressing” stated Committee and Director for Electoral Area F. “The Grohman N Transtor equipment ultimately be part of a multi-p mon tansy and scotch Together Program.which will who are working to improve savingsThe and Central reducedKootenay greenhouse emissions fromnonwaste tr broom and restoring the thegas way we manage sites with native non-invaInvasive Plant Committee native invasive species utilizes stationary waste containers at each site that are emp sive shrubs and trees. The (CKIPC) is a non-profit in the Central Kootenay trailer unitscomprised via the tractor’s The trailer uni Central Kootenay Invasive society of con-hydraulic region. system. www.ckipc.ca increase densities optimal efficiency. Multi-point Plant Committee received cernedload local citizens,for land submitted by the pick $5000.00 in funding for managers, government and Central Kootenay Invasive transfer stations on a single trip and the integration of mater

Alien invaders being evicted from Nelson parks On October 7, 8, and 9, the Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee, will be at the Nelson Dog Walk Park (October, 7th) and Davies Street Park (October 8th and 9th) removing invasive com- their Communities Pulling non-government agencies

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Grading, road construction andEmergency further concrete work will be 911 scheduled to be completed by Emergency late spring(250) of 2014 with comm NPD - Non 354-3919 RCMP(250) 352-2156 Resource Recovery Plan identified a reconfiguration or reloca Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477 Nelson as a priority. Following the completion of the new Gro permanently close the existing transfer station located on Lak For more information please contact:

RCMP news: damaged pictographs and stolen motorcycle “For millennia, Aboriginal people in what is now western Canada left traces of their cultural history recorded on stone in the form of pictographs, or rock paintings. Often, pictographs were made to record significant events – a battle, a treaty, or even a long journey.” (Parks Canada website “Forgotton Dreams”. Kootenay Lake has been home to some of these pictographs which

many people have enjoyed for this damage. If you have September 27. The motorcyand serve to document the any information, please call cle, which was in good conAboriginal Culture of the Nelson RCMP at 250-352- dition, had mechanical issues Contact: area. Sometime between 2156 or Crime Manager Stoppers atof Environmental resulting in it notServices being able Uli Wolf, General June and September 25, 1-800-222-TIPS. to be started at the time and (250) 352-8163, uwolf@rdck.bc.ca 2013 vandals shot paint On Friday, Sept. 27, might have been removed by balls at some of these his- the Nelson RCMP received a vehicle eventhough it had -30toric pictographs located on a report regarding the theft a valid licence plate. Anyone the West Arm of Kootenay of a green and silver 2001 with information is requested lake. These pictographs are Kawasaki enduro motorcy- toincall Cst. D.D.(Darrell)|Van Representing Diverse Communities the Kootenays 1.800.2 located just west of Nelson cle near the five Kilometer Horne at the Nelson RCMP and are only accessible by mark of Giveout Creek at 250-352-2156 or Crime boat access. Police are look- Forest Service Rd. some- Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. ing for any information as time between 4:30 p.m. on submitted by to the culprit(s) responsible September 26, and 6 p.m. on Nelson RCMP


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Heating a garage

Home Front

by Bill Lynch, Paul Muntak & Steve Cannon

I have an older home with an attached garage. The garage is heated with the same forced air furnace that heats my house. The furnace is located in our basement. I’ve noticed that most modern houses are set up with electric baseboard heaters in the garages even though the houses are heated with forced air gas furnaces. Why did they switch to baseboards when they could have easily installed a duct from the furnace?

It is true that it may be cheaper and more convenient to run a heat duct from the furnace to the garage for winter warmth. Designers and builders certainly used to do this as evidenced in your home. However, several years ago accidental deaths in homes were attributed to these ducts. These deaths occurred when a furnace was not pushing hot air through the duct system. The exhaust from an idling car in the garage would travel through the duct and

permeate the indoor air with toxic exhaust causing sickness and in some instances, death. The authors of the building code reacted with a series of specifications. In one earlier addition of the code these heat ducts were permitted only if they were at least four feet above the garage floor and each duct was equipped with a one way sealing damper. The prevailing logic was that lethal car gases would settle near the floor and could not back flow though the damper sealed heat duct.

In a subsequent edition, the code did not permit any heat ducts in a garage when the duct connected the interior habitable floor areas to the garage. So the common way of heating a garage space today is with one or more electric baseboard heaters. Besides the apparent safety issues, there is another advantage related to baseboard heat. Heat control in the garage is easy. Most folks like to keep the garage cooler than the house.

Because these heaters are equipped with individual baseboard thermostats you can leave them set at a year round temperature and forget about them. For these reasons you may want to permanently seal your forced air heat duct and install baseboard heaters. Or at least ensure that the duct is a minimum four feet above the floor (the higher the better) and install a damper at the garage wall that will help prevent the back flow of gases.

Steve, Chris and Bill are building consultants with Lynch Building Inspection Services Ltd. of Nelson. http://www.lynchinspections.com

How do smoke detectors work?

of the light is deflected 90˚ by the smoke particles and dr. science hits the photodetector at Christine Humphries the base of the T. Upon exposure to light, the phoThere are two types of todetector generates a cursmoke detectors: photo- rent and powers the fire electric and ionization. detector’s alarm. Photoelectric detecIonization detectors are tors have two parts, a light also made up of two parts: a emitting diode (LED) and a source of ionizing radiation photodetector. These two and an ionization chamber. components are arranged Inside a metal chamber in a T shape and, in the there is a tiny amount of a absence of smoke, the light radioactive element called source shines straight down Americum-241 (Am-241) along the horizontal bar of which emits alpha-partithe T. When smoke enters cles (helium nuclei). In a the smoke detector, some

process called ionization, the alpha particles knock electrons off oxygen and nitrogen atoms of the air in the chamber. The physical reaction can be written as: O2 + He (+2) → O2 (+1) + e (-1) + He (+2) where O2 is oxygen, He is helium nuclei (the alpha-particle), e is an electron and the charge is indicated in the brackets. Inside the ionization chamber, two metal plates with voltage across them are placed approximately one centimetre apart. The negatively-charged elec-

trons are attracted to the (+) charged plate and the positively-charged atoms are attracted to the (-) charged plate. This results in a small electric current. When smoke enters the fire alarm, the fire particles attach to the charged ions and neutralize them. This causes a drop in the electric current between the plates and causes the detector’s alarm to go off. Whichever type of fire detector you choose, stay safe and install a fire alarm in your house!

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

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Return of the Nelson Paranormal League

Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6, at 5 p.m. Lakeside Park Station The Nelson Paranormal in 2006 filmed a documenLeague (NPL) is back tary of their findings at a and excited to announce local Hotel, Haunt at the the return of the Haunted Hume. Heritage Tour but this time it The Haunted Heritage takes place on the Historical Tour 2013 StreetCar#23 Trolley Streetcar #23. On will take people on an hour Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, long adventure on Nelson’s Oct. 6, at 5 p.m. people are waterfront filled with stories invited to enjoy a guided about paranormal investigatour of Nelson’s paranormal tions, tales of intrigue, and side from the safety of the a look into the haunted hisNelson Electric Tramway tory of the Kootenays. Society’s (NETS) 108 year The tour will only have old Streetcar #23. two runs and admission The NPL was found- is $8 per person, the tour photo submitted ed back in 2004, with the begins at 5 p.m., loading Streetcar #23 - NETS Archive mission to investigate and at Lakeside Park Station. educate people about para- Tickets are available at chase your tickets drop by out NelsonStreetCar.org or normal activities and the the Nelson and District the chamber office at 225 NelsonParanormalLeague. unknown. They launched Chamber of Commerce and Hall St. or call 250-352- blogspot.ca for updates. submitted by the league with a Haunted will sell out quickly. For 3433. You can also check the NPL Heritage tour of Nelson and more information or to pur-

Selkirk Pro-Musica presents blues artists Holly and Jon Monday October 21, 7:30 p.m. St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral (Silica and Ward) Selkirk Pro-Musica aired it on his Natch’l Blues are a blues fanatic or not, presents its second concert show – the longest running this album is simply a work of the season, featuring a Canadian blues program; of beautiful craftsmanship cd release concert by West and Tony King of CKUA and artistry. It is reminisKootenay blues duo, Holly radio in Edmonton called it cent of the genuine era of and Jon. The pair is making “A rich tapestry of Canadian blues from the Deep South waves on the international roots music.” The Blues - it is earthy, political and blues scene, garnering rave Underground Network and sublime.” reviews overseas and airplay New Blues Canada gave Holly has been performin international markets. the album a glowing review ing since she was a child Entitled 1929, the new and a five star rating. The and started playing bass and album has been reviewed in album entered the Blues singing at about the age of magazines such as “Blues Underground Network 10. She has played on shows In Britain”, which called charts for July 28, 2013 at with artists such as Carlos the album “A delight. Such # 4 and became the blues/ Del Junco, Jim Byrnes, Roy is the quality of the self- blues rock album of the Forbes, Ruthie Foster, Jeff penned originals that you week for July 28th.Since Healey and Colin James. could be forgiven for think- then, it has been added to Jon got his start in ing that fine old classics had play lists on blues stations England where he also been unearthed.” in Australia, The UK, Italy, started performing at a Holger Peterson, of Spain and many parts of the young age. He picked up CBC’s Saturday Night US. A reviewer on itunes the guitar at age 17 and Blues fame and the head had this to say about the started playing professionof Stony Plain Records, has album: “Truly, whether you ally a few years later and

made a living playing music in Calgary and Edmonton for a number of years. The pair, currently touring the Columbia basin to promote the release of 1929, played four highly successful shows in the East Kootenay in September. Join Holly Hyatt on vocals and bass and Jon Burden on slide guitar, acoustic guitar and vocals for an evening of tasteful, acoustic blues on Monday, Oct 21st at St. Saviour’s Pro- Cathedral (Silica and Ward). The concert begins at 7:30 pm and tickets, $15 for adults and $12 for students, are available at Otter Books and at the door. submitted by Selkirk College


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Search for Nelson’s 2014 Cultural Ambassador is on The C u l t u r a l be announced at the on an individual basis or sions is November 1st. Development Committee (CDC), on behalf of the City of Nelson, is currently inviting applications and nominations for the position of 2014’s Nelson Cultural Ambassador in the category of Film/ Video. The winner will

City of Nelson’s Annual Reception in December. The honour comes with a $1000 cash prize. Applicants should be professionals working in the field of film and/or video. Applications and nominations can be made

on behalf of a collective or company for a field of work. Preference will be given to those who will be showing their work outside of the City limits, in addition to within Nelson. Deadline for submis-

Please contact Joy Barrett, the City of Nelson’s Cultural Development Officer at cultural@nelson.ca for an application/ nomination form or for further information. submitted by the City of Nelson

TJ Dawe brings his performance to the Capitol Theatre Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre TJ Dawe has been writ- autobiographical monologue ing and performing solo about a retreat led by Dr. shows for over ten years, Gabor Mate, to heal stress winning a slew of awards and addiction, in which the and becoming Fringe Fest participants ingested the royalty, consistently selling Peruvian shamanic psychoout shows at the indepen- tropic plant medicine ayadent theatre festival tour that huasca. The monologue stretches from Montreal to centres on TJ’s experiences Victoria over the summer at this retreat, exploring a months. disturbing recurring image His latest show, with (seemingly) no discernMedicine, is a fascinating ible source. Through Dr.

James & Jamesy in ‘2 for Tea’ Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre Six fully costumed characters. Four of whom are selected from the audience. Tea is served. Bring a teacup. England’s critically acclaimed surreal physical comedy duo lures you into their “delightfully bizarre” world with their innocence and endearing chemistry. Their respective idiosyncrasies and the peculiar formalities of their tea rituals bring vitality to the mundane, turning an ordinary tea party into a fantastic wonderland of stimulation and play. Since debuting at the

London Fringe Festival in June 2013, ‘2 for Tea’ has quickly blossomed as a bona fide hit on the Canadian Fringe theatre circuit (Times Colonist), attracting sold out audiences, standing ovations, and winning theatre awards in every city. The performance is 75 minutes, starts at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16. at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $16, $12 senior/student/ child. Check them out online: www.JamesandJamesy. com/tickets submiited by Aaron Malkin

Mate’s psychological detective work, and the visceral psychedelic experiences of ayahuasca, he arrives at some surprising discoveries. For those of you who aren’t curious about ayahuasca, it should be mentioned that TJ can make a trip to the grocery store compelling and pants wettingly funny. The guy has got chops. The show is on Saturday,

Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 352 6363, visiting the Capitol Theatre box office 12:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, or online right here: https://tickets.capitoltheatre.bc.ca/ TheatreManager/95/ tmEvent/tmEvent861.html submitted by Pilotcopilot Theatre

Gold Fever: film screening

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. West Kootenay EcoSociety and the Sustainable Mining Association of the Kootenays invite you to an eye-opening documentary about the impacts of a Canadian mining company in Guatemala. A panel discussion will follow for those who would like to learn more. Tickets are $10 at the door or purchase online at civictheatre.ca For a trailer, go to http://www.goldfevermovie.com/

The Secret Garden

Friday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m Redfish Elementary School Join Mary Lennox, Colin Craven, Archibald Craven and a host of others in a musical wonderland this October 11 (at 7 p.m.) and 12th (at 1 p.m.) when the Missoula Children’s Theatre and Redfish students present an original musical adaptation of THE SECRET GARDEN. Tickets are $5 at the door.

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Arts&Entertainment Civic Theatre holds first AGM The Nelson Civic Two motions regardTheatre Society’s first AGM drew 290 members to the Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 22, to enjoy a pre-meeting social followed by the meeting and a free movie. Financials were presented by Treasurer Rick Dietrich, with fundraising covered by Project manager Roger Ley. Volunteer Coordinator Anna Purcell described the thousands of volunteer hours put in to date. Programming challenges and triumphs reported by Theatre Manager Jason Asbell, who announced free monthly movie Mondays for NCTS members.

ing changes to the by-laws in the NCTS constitution were passed after some friendly amendments from the floor. “We have a strong board with a range of expertise,” said Mint, who acknowledged that there was still much work to be done to achieve a three-screen multi-purpose theatre. “We’re in a great position going forward.” More information about the Nelson Civic Theatre Society can be found at www.civictheatre.ca. submitted by the Civic Theatre Society

West Kootenay-based potter and educator, Robin DuPont, has been nominated for the 2013 RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award. This annual award, presented by the Gardiner Museum in Toronto, recognizes five outstanding artists from across Canada who work in the field of ceramics. The award will go to the artist who receives the most votes from the participating public. DuPont lives in the Slocan Valley with his fam-

ily and operates a studio year-round. He specializes in hand-thrown pieces intended for day-to-day use: a favourite coffee mug, drinking glass, platters and sizable dinner plates, tea pots, pitchers and vases. An exhibition featuring the work of the award nominees is currently on display at the Gardiner Museum until October 13. Members of the public have until then to cast their vote for their favourite artist. The win-

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Members of the Civic Theatre Society line up for their first AGM

Local potter nominated for people’s choice award

Antiques Appraisal Clinic

October 18 -19, 2013 Appraisal Tickets: $35 for members / $45 for general public, Spectator Tickets: $5 If you have ever wondered about the value of your keepsakes, inherited family treasures or mysterious knick knacks, join us this October as we host independent antiques appraiser, Peter Blundell, who will provide Verbal Opinion-of-Market Values on art works, antiques and collectibles. Book your appraisal early in order to select a time slot that works best for you.

ner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced at an awards reception on October 15. To view the nominees and cast your vote, visit: building community since 1988

http://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/pages/2013-rbcemerging-artist-peopleschoice-award-voting Submitted by D. Loxam-Kohl

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CAPITOL THEATRE Upcoming shows: The Ultimate Comedy Show Friday, October 18 at 8 p.m.

The Sojourners Trio Friday, October 25 at 8 p.m.

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Opinion&Editorial Commentary: Nelson Cannabis Compassion Club not closing inspite of new regulations by Philip McMillan, Facilities Director of the Nelson Cannabis Compassion Club I would like to take the Regulations I had a full be closing. I am asked this this opportunity to answer page of concerns I wrote all the time. Will you close a few questions about the down. There was unnec- now that there are mannew regulations for the essary expense with how datory minimums, or will commercial growing of you have to package, vio- you close now that these Medical Cannabis and how lation of confidentiality, new Regulations are comit will effect the Club. and you require a prescrip- ing down. I will tell you As of Sept. 30, 2013 tion to purchase from these the same thing I tell my you will no longer be able suppliers. From the very members, the Government to apply for the Health beginning Doctor’s have can make as many stupid Canada exemption for pos- not wanted to prescribe an and unconstitutional laws sessing Medical Cannabis. untested drug. There is also as they like, we are proOn March 31, 2014 all cur- a Class Action court chal- tected by the Constitution rent exemptions will expire lenge already gearing up to and the Charter of Rights. and the Medical Marijuana stop the new Regulations. There are 2 things that will Access Program will shut It’s headed by a lawyer make me close the club. down and will be replaced from the coast named John First is the reason we startwith the commercial grow- Conroy. I think they have ed the Club. People in their ing of Medical Cannabis. a case. It’s because of a 70;s and 80’s were comFirst there are the Judgement I read from ing into the Holy Smoke Regulations. When read- a case in Ontario, called Culture Shop looking for ing them the first thought the Carousel Case. The Cannabis to use medicinalthat came to mind was exact words of the Judge ly and the Holy Smokers these Regulations seem was,”The Patient has the would have to send them designed to fail. They were right to determine their to the bus stop to score off designed by a Conservative own source”. the teenagers. So, when my Government that has Secondly, there is how members can get a product never supported the use of will these new Regulations of equal quality and equal Cannabis. By the end of effect the club. I will not or less cost, the Club will

no longer be necessary. I refuse to send our elders to score off teenagers. The second thing that would make me close the Club is if the Canadian Public was silly enough to give the Conservatives access to the Constitution. Actually, make that any Politician. Only citizen through referendum should make changes to the Constitution, never politicians. This is the document that protects us from politicians and the stupid laws that they like to make. With access to this document they could strip my members and me of our rights and I would have to shut the doors. If you have any questions feel free to stop by the Club or email me at nelsoncompassion@yahoo. ca and I will try to answer your questions to the best of my abilities.

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Opinion&Editorial

Commentary: Conservative Government Shows Little Interest in Environmental Protection or Management In 2009 the Conservative government’s omnibus budget bill gutted the Environmental Assessment Act to reduce the number and types of development projects whose approvals would be subject to an environmental assessment. Conservative budget bills C-38 and C-45 were a continuation of the dismantling of Canada’s long established environmental laws. As far as this government is concerned, no pesky rules are going to get in the way of enabling big business to exploit the common wealth of our non-renewable mineral and hydrocarbon resources. Even more worrying is the increasing level of power the Conservatives have steadily been transferring to the Minister to make final decisions on projects such as pipelines irrespective of any environmental assessment. Enacted in 1882, the Navigable Waters Protection Act (NWPA) was designed to protect the rights of Canadians to navigate waterways without interference from bridges, dams, pipelines, logging operations, and

Alex Atamanenko, MP BC Southern Interior other developments. By replacing the NWPA with the Navigation Protection Act (NPA), Bill C-45 erases any connection between navigation and the environment. As Ecojustice stated in its thorough review, “the law will no longer protect navigable waters – it will only protect navigation.” By dismantling the NWPA, the federal government has abandoned jurisdiction over most water bodies. Just 97 lakes and 62 rivers now retain some protection. Interestingly, of the 97 lakes retaining some protection, 87% are in Conservative held ridings. In the BC Southern Interior, the Okanagan, Slocan, Kettle and Grandby rivers are no longer pro-

Climate change deserves front page coverage Dear Editor, I am writing in the context of the new IPCC report. I do not represent a specialinterest lobby group trying to increase constituents’ bottom line. The essentially absolute consensus about Climate Change is remarkable given that science is about uncertainty. It is understandable that we have difficulty consider-

ing the changes necessary to mitigate what we have unleashed, given that we easily instinctively attribute the climate extremes we are already experiencing as one-off events; we have experienced these kind of individual events before and need science and analysis to actually interpret that the pattern is already clearly different. We also do not

tected and neither are lakes such as Osoyoos, Christina, or Nancy Green. According to Amnesty International, the government’s changes to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, the Fisheries Act, the Navigable Waters Protection Act and Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act have profound implications for the rights of indigenous peoples as set out in treaties, affirmed in the constitution, and protected by international human rights standards. A ‘secret’, May 2011 Environment Canada presentation on contamination of the Athabasca River released through access to information legislation, revealed significant harm being done to the ecosystem from tar sands operations. Despite being made aware of the level of ecosystem destruction by this report the Conservative government still promotes the tar sands industry as a responsible and sustainable resource development. I shudder to think what they will say and do now that the laws which provided at least some protection over waterways for the common interest have effectively been neutered.

instinctively understand positive feedback loops and exponential functions. For our species, which has been so diverse in its cultural/technological evolution, in the vast majority of times there would have been natural selective advantage to expect the world to go on just as we have experienced it growing up and to continue in

whatever cultural matrix was adapted enough to allow us to have survived to adulthood. Unfortunately, at this time, science which real achievement and role it is to filter out our unconscious biases, tells us that we are headed for a cliff. Please make the Climate Change Story FRONT PAGE. Andre C. Piver MD

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By Nelson Becker

Expressions Café is a new Café in town owned and operated by me, Nelson Becker. As you know, for the last 25+ years, I have produced a community newspaper. If you’re reading this, then you know that we morphed into an e-newspaper. The newspaper itself cannot provide enough resources to sustain

How can we serve you? itself. I have to diversify. I have always had a dream to provide a place for entertainment and socialization in our community and as such, the main activity out of this office will become Expressions Café. We are located at 554 Ward Street just up from Baker. The building itself was built by Mr. A.H. Green who was a civil engineer at the time. This was his office and for a time he lived upstairs. This man was responsible

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for many of this community’s beautiful buildings such as Blaylock Mansion, the Medical Arts building and this building known as the Green Block. Walking into this space, you will be amazed at the old wood covering the walls, the high ceiling and the copper pipes. We have quality seating with a maximum capacity of 50 people. We have a high-end PA system as well as high definition projection on a 10 foor

screen. We do not serve alcohol. We do serve high quality coffees, teas, and other beverages. As soon as we have permission, we will be serving desserts. What can we do to get you in the door? Are your interests being served at present and we would just be surplus? Please work with me to create a venue to satisfy needs that are not being presently met. Answer our survey on page 15.

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by Spencer Pollard

What’s the Deal with Lens Flare

A common staple of films now is an effect known as a “lens flare”. What is a lens flare? Lens flare is when light is scattered in a lens system through an unwanted image formation mechanism, well that’s what Wikipedia tells me anyway. Think of it as the sun obscuring your vision, now imagine that, but in a movie. Lens flare is also an issue for many people, but why? It’s a very distracting element in numerous films, most notably the works of

J.J. Abrams. It was so bad he even had to apologize for it numerous times. Many of these effects often hamper films and they should be avoided. Filmmaking is an art, and also a victim to unnecessary effects and shortcuts. To all aspiring filmmakers out there, I ask you not to take shortcuts and to treat your craft with the love it deserves. It may be easier to shine a light in our faces to entertain us but take into account that we are people and not cats. We aren’t as easily amused.

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Obituary

Sharon Dahlen On September 7th, 2013, Sharon Dahlen, our amazing mother, passed away gracefully in her home in Victoria, BC. Sharon was born in Creston, BC on July 25, 1947 to Harold and Rita MacLaren and moved to Dawson Creek, BC in the late 1960s.

then husband, Laine Dahlen, to Nelson, BC in 1969. A few years later their children, Sienna and Mathieu Dahlen were born. While in Nelson, Sharon worked for the Nelson Daily News and by 1975 she was the first woman at the newspaper to have completed her Journeyman Certificate in printing.

After graduating from high school she moved with her

Love, Light and Peace, Mom. We will always love you.


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Nelson & Area: Fri. Oct 4 - Sun. Oct 13

lll Live Music Fri. Oct 4 lllRequest DJ. Finley’s

Irish Bar and Grill

lllJPod at Spirit Bar 10

p.m.

llNelson Leafs vs Col

Valley, 7 p.m. Nelson Community Complex

ll Special Events

lMovie: Prisoners, 7 p.m. at

Civic Theatre

lWalk In Peace Silent ‘circle 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

llKootenay Quilter Guild meets at 1p.m. For further inforshow at Prestige, noon to 8 p.m. mation, please call 250-352-6936 llNovelist Corinna Chong Sun. Oct 6 reads at Oxygen Art Centre, 302 lllNiko at the Hume Vernon St. (alley entrance) 7:30 p.m Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. lSocial Dancing at Finleys lllKaraoke at Finley’s 6:30-8:30 p.m. Clinton Swanson and Friends

Irish Bar and Grill 9 p.m.

Civic Theatre

Civic Theatre

der diverse folks. 250-354-5362.

Service: 10:30 am. All Welcome. Ward & Silica, 250-352-5711

lMovie: Prisoners, 7 p.m. at

lMovie: Prisoners, 7 p.m. at

lSquare Dancing at Nelson Legion. 6:30-8 p.m. Instruction given. $20 for 10 Dances or $4 Drop-in. Students 1/2price. lScottish Country Dancing 7 - 9 p.m. Call 250-359-7545 or 250-352-1863 lQi Gong at the Nelson Seniors Centre 719 Vernon 10:30 a.m. $3 drop-in lWalk In Peace Silent ‘circle walk’ - Lakeside Gates, Mon & Thurs 9:30-10:30

lHeritage Harmony Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming anyone! Tim 250-825-9694 or John 250-352-6892

Tues. Oct 8 lllDoug and Melody 6 p.m.

l l Trans Connect: The Library Lounge lllAcclaimed pianist er to knit, crochet lace, make rugs & Christopher Moore, of ANKORS, speaks at the Nelsin United Gabriel Pilatchi performs with the more. Women’s Centre 10-1 p.m. Selkirk College Music Faculty at lGender Outlaws, a support Church, 10 a.m. Performance Hall, 7:30 lSt. Saviour’s Anglican Shambhala and social group for trans and genp.m. lWomen of all ages get togeth-

lSt. Saviour’s Anglican Church Food Pantry, 701 Ward Street (Silica Street entrance) 9-11am. Everyone welcome. Sat. Oct 5 lllLittle Miss Higgins at Spirit Bar 8 p.m. followed by Cedar and Billy Bangers (late show)

llMedicine: autobiographical monologue, written and performed by TJ Dawe. 8 p.m. $20 at Capitol Theatre llKootenay Quilter Guild show at Prestige, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. llNelson Leafs vs Kimberley, 7 p.m. Nelson Complex

Community

lSt. John’s Lutheran Church Service. Everyone welcome to 4 p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250354-3308. lNelson

United

Church

Service. 10 a.m. All are welcome. 602 Silica St. 250-352-2822.

lCribbage at the Legion beverage room, 12:45 p.m. 250-352-7727.

lNelson Choral Society All welcome. Rehearsals 7 - 9 p.m. at Bethel Christian Centre, 623 Gordon Rd. Musical director Kathleen Neudorf. nelsonchoralsociety.org lIndoor

Radio

Control

Helicopter and small plane flying. All ages welcome, Central School 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. $5 Gym fee

l Ongoing Events

lMovie: Prisoners, 7 p.m. at

Civic Theatre

lRotary Club of Nelson Daybreak meet every week at 7 a.m. at the Hume Wed. Oct 9 lll Paul Landsberg at the

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

lGlacier Harmonies women’s

barbershop-style choir starts Wednesday, 7 p.m. Call 352-3393 or 352-7199 for info. l Tai chi and qigong class lion’s park 8 - 9:30 $15

lAlzheimers/ Dementia Caregiver support group meet-

ings. 2nd Wednesday Monthly. 7 p.m. Call 250-352-6788 or email Jleffelaar@alzheimerbc.org 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.

lAscension Lutheran Church

Seniors Economic Enviroment development Society AGM

lCathedral of Mary Immaculate

SEEDS greenhouse food security project invites you to the first Annual General Meeting Thursday October 17 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Kalein Hospice Centre 402 West Richards St Refreshments and film seeds12nelson@gmail.com

Service 10:15 a.m. Rosemont Elementary. All are welcome. 250352-2515. Nelson at 8:30 a.m and 10:30 a.m.

Mon. Oct 7 lllSarah & Rich at the

llCouncil of Canadians Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m. monthly meeting 10:30 a.m. at 101 llInto the Mind: by Sherpa Baker Street, downstairs. All welCinema. 6:30 p.m. (all ages), 9 come p.m. (19+) at the Civic Theatre


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lToastmasters: Improve Wed. Oct 9 cont’d lWalk In Peace Silent ‘circle lSt. Saviour’s Anglican your public speaking, communi- walk’ - Lakeside Gates 1st & 3rd Service: 10:30 am. All Welcome. lBC Government Retirees cation and leadership skills. 2nd Ward & Silica, 250-352-5711 monthly luncheon at the Hume and 4th Thursday of every month. Saturdays 12-1 Hotel, noon, the first Wednesday www.toastmasters.org lMeat Draws at Nelson Legion. lSt. John’s Lutheran Church of each month. For information call 250-7051.

lNelson Women’s Centre. Drop-

Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and lOvereaters Anonymous in. food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916. Meeting, Community First Medical lKootenay Quilters Guild Clinic, 518 Lake Street, Nelson, noon - 1 p.m., 250-354-4105

lNelson Women’s Centre

Drop-in. Noon - 4 p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250352-9916.

every first and third Thurs of each month. - 10 a.m. at Christie-Lees Hall, Radio Ave u

Fri. Oct 11 lllRequest DJ. Finley’s

lGirls’ Night with Margaret- Irish Bar and Grill Ann at the Youth Centre. 6:30 p.m. llSecret Garden orginal - 8 p.m. 608 Lake St. ph. 250-3525656.

lDarts at the Nelson Legion. 7:30p.m. 250-352-7727. lNelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resource Centre. Wednesdays from 12 - 2pm 719 Vernon St. Phone 250-352-6008. www.nelsonelderabuseprevention.org Thurs. Oct 10 lllKiyo & Guests at the

musical adaptation at the Redfish Elementary School. 7 p.m. $5

lSocial Dancing at Finleys

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: at Civic Theatre lGender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362.

Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m. lMovie: at Civic Theatre lSt. Saviour’s Anglican lQi Gong at the Nelson United Church Food Pantry, 701 Ward Church 602 Silica St 10 a.m. $3 Street (Silica Street entrance) 9Classic drop-in Difficulty Level -Sudoku Easy Classic sk9E000388 Difficulty Level - Medium 11am. Everyone welcome. lWalk In Peace Silent ‘circle Sat. Oct 12 walk’ - Lakeside Gates, Mon & lMovie: at Civic Theatre Thurs 9:30-10:30

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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. 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. Oct 13 lllNiko at the Hume

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

lllKaraoke at Finley’s

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Service. Everyone welcome to 4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250354-3308.

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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. 250-3527727.

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.

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Expressions Cafe 554 Ward St, Nelson

open regular hours: Wed-Sat 6 - 10 p.m. sk9M000392 Coffee, tea, juice, gourmet hot chocolate surprise music. No cover. Answers to the crossword

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