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Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 Vol. 4, No. 45

Local girl needs financial help for rare illness Local man, Roger Fontaine is needing our help. His daughter, Katrina has been diagnosed with a rare illness called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. This is a genetic condition the affects the collagen in the body. “All my joints are quite weak,” says Katrina. “The connective tissue around my head isn’t working so my skull is actually sinking down onto my neck and compressing my brain stem. In the middle of my neck, it’s compressing my spinal cord and then at the base of the spine I have a fatty tumour which is kind of tethering my spinal cord.” And now, Katrina has a chance to receive three neurosurgeries unavailable in Canada to fix the compression of her brainstem and spinal cord. These surgeries won’t cure her but would increase her quality of life. Her American surgeon, who has treated Ehlers Danlos Syndrome patients from 40 different countries and completed over 800 operations with great success, predicts an 80 per cent return of the functions lost, she says. The surgeries have never been performed on a person with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome in Canada. But Katrina doesn’t qualify for out-of-country funding because of a doctor’s contradicting diagnosis. Roger and his family need

our help in raising $150,000 to $200,000 for these surgeries. Fundraising options and events are currently being discussed to try to help. If you can assist in fundraising in any way, please email mstcnelson@gmail.com If you know Roger at all, you will know that he would give you the coat off his back and anything else he could offer in a heartbeat (and for many of us he already has). Let’s do the same for Roger. Donate directly here: http://www.youcaring.com/ medical-fundraiser/the-vertical-dream-1-girl-3-neurosurgeries-6-figures-/115695 If you want to make a donation offline - please feel free to contact diane_trewartha@msn.com. You can also make donations directly into a TD Bank account or CIBC account set up on Katrina’s behalf: - See more at: http:// www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/the-verticaldream-1-girl-3-neurosurgeries-6-figures-/115695#sthash. I3iNJApD.dpuf You can follow Katrina’s medical journey through her personal blog at: http://thezebraproject.wordpress.com There will also be a beer and burger/silent auction fundraiser on Friday, Jan. 24 at Finley’s: https://www.facebook.com/ events/28063829208372 submitted by Mountain Spirit Triathlon Club

Follow Katrina’s journey by visiting her blog at: http://thezebraproject.wordpress.com


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Arts & Entertainment

Steve Palmer Sunday, Jan.19, 7 p.m. at Expressions Cafe 554 Ward St.

Nelson Choral Society

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Tuesday, Jan. 21, 7-9 p.m. The months of January and February Nelson Choral Society’s spring at The Nelson Public Library session begins Jan 21. Everyone welcome. Weekly rehearsals Tuesdays, 79 pm at Bethel Christian Centre, 623 Gordon Road in Fairview. INFO AT www.nelsonchoralsociety.org

Swing Dance Classes Sunday, Feb. 2, Feb 2 at 11 a.m. Feb 9, 16, 25 at 6:30 p.m. Finleys, 705 Vernon St. Nelson Poetic Layers, encaustic painting by Erica Partner dancing is merrymaking all Konrad year long...when one knows the basics In the realm of the honey bee, an of: Leading & Following, Dancing in alchemy of industry and communicasync, Playing with music & rhythms, tion creates the magic of wax and photo submitted Improvising together. Give yourself a honey. In the realm of Nelson artist Steve Palmer delightful gift which lasts a lifetime. Erica Konrad, the alchemy of industry Stephen Palmer’s ‘CountryThe must-haves of partner dancing and creativity combine in encaustic Roots’ concerts are a joyous blend- and social Swing with Peter Clement ing of Country, Folk, Gospel, and Kristina Burkhardt. Beginners & (wax) paintings that communicate their Blues, and his own songwriting. refreshers. Singles & couples. 1 hour own poetic magic. Konrad displays new Drawing his inspiration from counencaustic work at the Nelson Public try and folk legends like Gordon class plus 1/2 hour guided practice: Library in January and February. Lightfoot, Johnny Cash, Merle Travis only $45. Satisfaction guaranteed. LINK: since 1988 This course willbuilding fill community up quickly, and The Carter Family Steve is equalhttp://www.ericakonrad.com ly at home on 6 string or 12 string please pre-register. guitar, performing for folk festivals, CONTACT Click here for house concerts, and soft seating thepeteclement@gmail.com, http://www.wunderground.com/swf/Rapid_ atres. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at Fire.swf?units=metric&station=IBRITISH76 Nelson 250-551-0333 7:30 p.m. $10 - $20 LINKS: www.spmusic.ca KootenayDanceNews@googleWeather www.facebook.com/expresgroups.com sionsnelson

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Friday, Jan. 17, 7:30 PM Rm. 310, Saturday, Jan. 11, 1- 3 p.m. 523 Front St KSA, 606 Victoria St., Nelson Links between medieval women mystics such as St. Teresa of Avila and 21st Century art practices will be discussed by popular Nelson artist, teacher and curator Deborah Thompson at Selkirk College’s Kootenay Studio Arts (KSA) in Nelson. Curiosity about female ascetic practices is part of the motivation for Thompson’s current venture. “I see such practices as body-centered,” Thompson said, “which I find to have a contemporary resonance with artists today.” LINK: www.oxygenartcentre.org

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Saturday, Jan. 25. at the Spiritbar Sunday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre

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Fred Penner with his side man Paul O’Neill is performing twice at the end of January: a grown up show at the Spiritbar and an all ages show for families at the Capitol Theatre. The Spiritbar and the Capitol Theatre will each be donating $1 of every ticket sold to Kootenay Kids Society - their various programs are a true community asset for families and children in Nelson and the region. TICKETS: http://www.humehotel.com/ spiritbar www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca

Two touring duos starting at 1 p.m. at Ellison’s this Saturday. Jon Travis Train is a novelist, songwriter and front-man for the Toronto alt roots rock band Train Electric. He’ll be joined by sideman Ricardo DeGaia, the musical equivalent to a Swiss Army Knife who’s managed to teach himself nine instruments. Dan Frechette (previously known as Ramblin’ Dan from Winnipeg) has been called a “walking folk festival”, with over 1500 songs to his name, 22 albums across several acoustic genres and songs covered by several well known bands. From California, Laurel Thomsen is a composer, arranger, singer, violinist, teacher and lyricist who has performed in many bands including a variety of genres. Audiences enjoy their heartwarming harmonies, emotive violin and spirited guitar, while literate, poetic lyrics capture stories of irony, triumph, wit, and humor. LINK: https://www.facebook. com/pages/Ellisons-CafeAcoustic-UnpluggedSessions/134317453293369

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Both plays will rehearse at the Civic Theatre in January and wrap in April. Both plays willTheatre be performed at the Nelson Youth presents... a new original Capitol ...Theatre inplay! April.

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“Why is Y” - an original play about the letters of the alphabet trying to get along, for actors around age seven to twelve. (Thursday rehearsals from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.) Please contact jeff@forstmedia.ca about option #1. 2. The second half of an alreadybegun NYT musical for actors age thirteen to sixteen who will be the supporting and chorus roles in the mostly-cast production. (Tuesday and/ or Friday rehearsals from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m..) Please contact kyla_hurst@ shaw.ca about option #2. INFO http://forstmedia.ca/ forstmedia.ca/Greetings.html

Winter Art Classes at Oxygen Month of January at Kootenay School of Arts. 606 Victoria Street January kicks off with offerings from the fabulous Bessie Wapp: Balkan Choir - Add your voice to the bold dissonance & clear sweetness of ancient mulit-part Eastern European a capella songs of love & lust, harvest & hearth, wartime, badly arranged marriages, drunken husbands, & more! Bessie will also be teaching the everpopular and much loved Singing the Blues. On the last class we’ll sing with a live band for invited guests. TO REGISTER http://www.oxygenartcentre. org/classes/adult/adult-edregistration/


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Tipi Camp Fundraiser

Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert

Sunday Jan 26, 9.30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. – midnight at the Anglican Church Hall, 723 Ward St It begins at 9:30 a.m. with 1 hour of Rise and Shine Yoga with Mikaela Morgan, Dance Church at 11 a.m. with Bernice Rabbis and a fabulous lunch courtesy of Mama Jen. At 12:30 p.m.. ‘PartyDance’ with Slava Doval kicks off the afternoon at 2 p.m., followed by ‘The 3 Body Workout’ with Shayla Wright at 2:15 and ‘Heart Centred Yoga’ with Karuna Erickson at 4 p.m.. In the evening from 8pm - midnight, three fabulous local DJ’s, Emma Starr, Morning Glory and Cass Rhapsody, will light our inner fire and help shake off those winter blues at an All Ages Dance Party. INFO http://www.tipicamp.bc.ca Click ad to go to website.

Saturday, Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m. St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral (Silica and Ward) Tickets $15 Rising Stars Natasha Hall, violin and Nina Horvath, piano with guests Nicola Everton, clarinet and Bessie Wapp, narration Highlighting the sensitive musicianship of the two young players, the program will include works for violin and piano by composers Debussy, Mozart, Strauss and Williams (Schindler’s List). Joining the duo, locals Nicola Everton, clarinet and Bessie Wapp, narration will round out the program with trio works including Stravinsky’s devilishly saucy musical theatre piece, “The Soldier’s Tale.”

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Christmas Tree Pick-up Saturday, Jan. 11, start 9 a.m. The Nelson Lions Club and Air Cadets will be coming around to pick up old Christmas trees. Have all trees at the Curb by 9 a.m. A $5 donation in a envelope attached to the tree would be appreciated

Youth Development Symposium

Writing Workshop at Library

Registration is now open for the International Development Symposium for high school-aged youth Grades 9-12 on Friday February 7, 2014 at the Prestige Lake Resort in Nelson.

Tuesday, January 21 at 7 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library Offered are workshops all about writing groups: different models, how to start one, how to tweak the one you’re in, and rules of engagement for critiquing. Entitled The Company of Writers, this workshop is for anyone looking for community and criticism—of the best sort—in writing. Participants will go away with some ideas to start their own writing group, and maybe make some new writerly friends. RSVP: adegrace@nelson.ca or call 505-5684

Tablet Training January appli-

Friday, Jan.17,10 a.m. to noon (Apple products) and Friday, Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon (Android Tablets) The Nelson Library’s Community Access Program intern Amanda Firth offers two sessions to tame your devices. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Call 250-352-6333 to secure a space. LINK: http://www.nelsonlibrary.ca

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The Symposium will provide a Death Cafe in Nelson dynamic, fun and supportive environment that will stimulate young par- Tuesday, Jan. 21, 7 - 9 p.m. ticipants to explore interlinked global at the Vienna Cafe issues for themselves, with ties to The idea is to have small group dislocal issues and perspectives. cussions with ‘death related themes,’ Special city budget meeting This event aims to increase knowlthat have been submitted by the many edge and awareness, build empathy Tuesday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m. at City responses received and then have Council Chambers, 310 Ward St. and identify opportunities for youth those focused ‘sharings’ be presented The Nelson City Council action around critical development for discussion to the whole group. building community Committee ofsince the1988 Whole will meet issues, globally and locally. Plus other ideas in the second half building community since 1988 Jan. 21. All meeting dates have been including ‘LIFE & Being Alive!’ CONTACT: George Chandler up loaded to the City’s website and Please visit and join our new the Mayor and Council meeting cal250-352-7600 Facebook page at: endar is available at: georgechandler07@gmail.com LINK: INFO: CONTACT: http://www.nelson.ca/EN/ https://www.facebook.com/ main/services/mayor-council/ http://nelsonglobalawareness. net/ groups/Nelsondeathcafe/ calendar/122013.html

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lllLive DJ at Wait’s News

10:30 p.m.-3 a.m.

llLearning in Retirement starts 10 a.m. at Selkirk Silver King campus. Info: LiRchair@selkirk.ca or Anni 250-354-3206 lMovie: The Wolf of Wall Street, 7:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre

lSocial Dancing at Finleys

6:30-8:30 p.m. Mixed playlist by Peter, no cover or Clinton Swanson & Friends lWomen of all ages get together 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.

l St. Saviour’s Anglican Church Food Pantry, 701 Ward Street (Silica Street entrance) 911am. Everyone welcome. Sat. Jan 11 l l l Selkirk Pro-Musica concert: Natasha Hall and Nina

Horvath at St. Saviors (Silica & Ward) 7:30 p.m. lllLive DJ at Wait’s News 10:30 p.m.-3 a.m. lllFunkanomics 10 p.m. at Spiritbar

lllTwo touring duos: The Train Electric, Dan and Laurel at Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions, 1-3 p.m. llCaptain ARR & Mr. Mojo, 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre llNelson Leafs vs Spokane

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starting 9 a.m. Attach $5 donation to Lions Club or Air Cadets to your tree at curb.

lMovie: The Wolf of Wall Street, 7:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre lNelson Chess Club meets: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nelson’s Senior Association, 717 Vernon St. All ages welcome lMeat Draws at Nelson Legion.

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

lCathedral of Mary Immaculate

Mass, Nelson at 7 p.m.

lSacred Heart Mass, Kaslo

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Sun. Jan 12 lllNiko at the Hume Library

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

lAscension Lutheran Church

Service 10:15a.m. Rosemont Elementary. All are welcome. 250352-2515.

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l Heritage Harmony Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming

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Tues. Jan 14 lllDoug and Melody 6 p.m.

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llSPAN Meeting 2:30-4 p.m. at Nelson CARES, 521 Vernon St. l Indoor

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lllKaraoke at Finley’s Irish

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lNelson Women’s Centre llWine Pairing Gala at Wed. Jan 15 Drop-in. Noon - 4p.m. Free cloth- Selkirk College at 6 pm. 4 course lllOpen mic night at ing and food. 420 Mill St. 250dinner with 4 paired wines. $70 per Expressions Cafe, 554 Ward st. 6 352-9916. person. For tickets contact Harry - 10 p.m. Coffee,tea, gourmet hot Pringle at 250-505-1306 or e-mail: lGirls’ Night with Margaret-Ann chocolate. 250-354-3910 at the Youth Centre. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. hpringle@selkirk.ca This is a polio lllPaul Landsberg at the 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656. eradication fund raiser Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. lNelson & Area Elder Abuse llIllustrated talk by Nelson l Alzheimers/ Dementia Prevention Resource Centre. artist Deborah Thompson, Rm. 310, Caregiver support group meet- Wednesdays from 12 - 2pm 719 KSA, 606 Victoria, 7:30 p.m. ings. 2nd Wednesday Monthly. 7 Vernon St. Phone 250-352-6008. p.m. Call 250-352-6788 or email www.nelsonelderabuseprevention.org lExpressions night Cafe, open 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.

Thurs. Jan 16 lllLefy & Diligent, 10 p.m.

at Spiritbar

6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffe, tea, music

lSocial Dancing at Finleys

6:30-8:30 p.m. Mixed playlist by

lllKiyo & Guests at the Peter, no cover or Clinton Swanson

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

& Friends

6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffe, tea lMovie: Dallas Buyers Club, 7:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre lQi Gong at the Nelson United Church 602 Silica St 10 a.m. $3 drop-in

and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362.

Angela onthetarget@hotmail. com for more info & to book a

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lllKaraoke at Finley’s

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llNelson Leafs vs Spokane 7 p.m. at the Nelson Community Complex lMovie: at Civic Theatre

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l l Canadian Federation l Nelson United Church of University Women Nelson and Service. 10 a.m. All are welcome. District Club meeting at 9:30 a.m at 602 Silica St. 250-352-2822. in. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and New Grand Banquet Room lCribbage at the Legion beverfood. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916. age room, 12:45p.m. 250-352-7727. lExpressions night Cafe, open lKootenay Quilters Guild lAscension Lutheran Church every first and third Thurs of each 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffe, tea Service 10:15a.m. Rosemont month. - 10 a.m. at Christie-Lees lMovie: at Civic Theatre Elementary. All are welcome. 250Hall, Radio Ave u lNelson Chess Club meets: 352-2515. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nelson’s Senior Fri. Jan 17 lCathedral of Mary Immaculate Association, 717 Vernon St. All lllRequest DJ. Finley’s ages welcome Mass, Nelson at 8:30 a.m and 10:30 space lNelson Women’s Centre. Drop-

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lWomen of all ages get togethllThe Nelson Commons Team is hosting a party at the dis- er to knit, crochet lace, make rugs & play suite. 4 - 7 p.m., 621 Vernon St. more. Women’s Centre 10-1 p.m. l Kootenay Christian Finger foods and refreshments lMovie: at Civic Theatre Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. 520 lExpressions night Cafe, open lGender Outlaws, a support Falls Street. Phone 1-888-761-

l St. Saviour’s Anglican Church Food Pantry, 701 Ward Street (Silica Street entrance) 911am. Everyone welcome. l Overeaters Anonymous Meeting, Community First Medical Sat. Jan 18 lLadies Target Shooting. Clinic, 518 Lake Street, Nelson, No experience needed. Contact lllLove & Light 10 p.m. at noon - 1 p.m., 250-354-4105 lDarts at the Nelson Legion.

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

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lSacred Heart Mass, Proctor 2nd and 4th Sunday at 1 p.m.


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Commentary: GMOS – No Scientific Consensus (Part II) In Part I of this column I talked about the motion passed by the by Alex Atamanenko, MP Union of BC Municipalities to make BC a GE free area and presented an overview of GE crops grown in Canada. I noted the potential economic consequences to farmers and the environmental dangers of introducing uncontainable GE alfalfa and the GE Artic Apple. If a GE crop looks tastes and smells the same as its non-GE counterpart, then it is deemed to be ‘substantial equivalent’ and completely safe. This was a regulatory gift by our government to the biotech industry to help them avoid any need for testing. This approval procedure has been criticized and rejected by many important bodies of scientists including The Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

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This year’s World Food Prize, which is meant to recognize individuals who have increased the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world, was awarded to three biotech scientists. One recipient works for Monsanto (the company donated $5 Million to WFP); another who worked for Syngenta (also a company sponsor of the prize) while the third is the president of the lobby European Federation of Biotechnology. The conflict of interest in this choice of award recipients and the commentary which followed, prompted 93 world renowned scientists, and other professionals relative to the legal, social and safety aspects of GE crops to counter with ‘Statement: No Scientific Consensus on GMO Safety’, (easilyLevel found on- the web) Difficulty Easy The Statement also notes the complete absence of epidemiological studies in human populations to

determine if health effects might be associated with GM food consumption. Of course, without GM labeling anywhere in North America it would be scientifically impossible to trace patterns of consumption and its potential impacts. Could this be why Monsanto spends millions upon millions of dollars lobbying officials and issuing false and misleading ad campaigns to squash labeling initiatives such as those that were defeated in the recent California and Washington referendums? When it comes to the science behind technologies and products which can affect our health and environment, there should be zero tolerance for such obvious conflicts of interest. Our regulators are failing all of us when they refuse to challenge sk9E000006 industry science and propaganda with thorough and long-term independent testing.

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Opinion&Editorial My Opinion

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New Year’s Resolutions (and How to Keep Them) A new year dawns upon us. Having a goal to attain is important, although if you are like me you either forget about it two days later or just don’t have the initiative to follow through with it. So how can we be motivated to keep up with our goals? An action plan is key. Think of your goal and the steps it takes to get there, also assign each task a certain period of time. Having an action plan makes any goal obtainable regardless of how lofty it is.

Second, initiative is also a vital component. Life can often take us away from the things we value most from spending time with family to indulging in the hobbies that make us feel complete. Make the time whenever you can to obtain that goal or if possible work towards it while you get what needs to be done finished. New Year’s is a time of new beginnings and in order to have one you need to stay committed. Stay true to your goals and get it done.

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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I find that I get a perverse enjoyment out of complaining. By Nelson Becker Almost to the point now, where I am complaining about having nothing to complain about! The West Kootenays, as wonderful

as it is, is still not perfect. This year I want to do all I can to to be a part of making the West Kootenays more perfect day by day. I could spend my energy dismantling the parts of the WK that I don’t like, but I won’t. Instead I will spend 2014 thinking and being a part of a positive and creative solution to the challenges we face.

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