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Friday, Mar. 14, 2014 Vol. 4, No. 10

Inside this issue:

Call for Entry: Artists/ Heritage Venues Deadline is April 14 See more page 3

Film: The Husband screens Wed. Mar 19 see page 3

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Sandpiper Studio - working at the gloryhole group.

Cit y of Nelson Restructuring see more page 6

Along for the screening is principal actress and Nelson native Sarah Allen. Allen grew up in Nelson, where she found the Capitol Theatre stage earlyand later studied at the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto.

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Dave Wahn and Allen Fillion in front of City Hall

Survey page 13: is gluten (wheat) part of your diet?

RCMP News: Armed Robberies see page 11

Calendar of events see pages 7-8


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HELP WANTED Wanted: Multi-talented person We’re sending Rory Case off to the great unknown of Toronto so that she can pursue her life’s career, so we need to find someone to fill her shoes. This part-time position, approximately 25/ hrs a week, has office duties, graphic design, graphic/video production, production of our newsletters, and assistance with Expressions Café. Must be a social person, technically competent, and innovative. Previous experience with InDesign, Photoshop required. Experience with video editing a plus. For more information about wage, hours, and specific details, please send me a resume and cover letter. I’m interviewing now and the job training would hopefully start April 15. Reply to Nelson Becker at: nbecker@uniserve.com

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Friday, Mar. 21, 7:30 p.m. Expressions Cafe, 554 Ward St

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Three Seasoned performers come together with a UNIQUE Blend of tight harmonies and intricate vocal arrangements, marking their first album “THE HOT MAMMAS� as timeless.

The Hot Mammas blend tight harmonies to create a musical mood reminiscent of the Boswell Sisters (20’s), The Andrew Sisters (40’s), The McGuire Sisters (50’s), and more! Their engaging stage presence and fearless energy is contagious, and will fill your spirit with the joy of song and get your toes tapping along. They will also be joined by the multi-talented Tom Arntzen, who is a gifted vocalist, pianist, bandleader and entertainer living in Vancouver, Canada. He is also a highly respected teacher, composer, arranger, producer and actor. facebook event http://www.thehotmammas.com

Film: The Husband

Call for Entry: Artists/Venues

Columbia Basin Culture Tour August 9-10, 2014 A project of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Participating individuals and venues must be located in the Canadian Columbia Basin, the southeast corner of British Columbia roughly bordered by the communities of Valemount, Golden, Elkford, Creston, Rossland, Arrow Lakes and Revelstoke.Although not in the Basin, the communities of Grand Forks and Christina Lake are again invited to participate this year. To register visit: www.cbculturetour.com For info call: 1-250-505-5505 or 1-877-505-7355

Shoe drive

Wednesday, Mar. 19 at 7:30 p.m., Civic Theatre

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Henry at the prison: a shot from the movie

This is Nelson’s 4th year supporting Star power steps off the Big Screen Sole 4 Souls Canada yearly shoe and onto the Nelson Civic Theatre drive(soles4soulscanada.com). Since stage when the Civic shows Canadian its inception in 2005, Soles 4 Souls has Filmmaker Bruce MacDonald’s distributed more than 14.5 million pairs new film The Husband. Along for of footware to people in the midst of the screening is principal actress extreme poverty and those recovering and Nelson native Sarah Allen. A from natural disasters worldwide. raw and openhearted drama about Starting March 18 andbuilding ending April 15 a man named Henry left to care community since 1988 there will be a dozen drop off boxes for his infant son when his wife is around town to accept donations. It’s imprisoned for cheating on him with important to please tie shoes and a minor. THE HUSBAND takes an boots together, clean and gently used uncompromisingly honest look at a would be appropriate. Please clean out character rendered utterly humiliated your closets and donate your excess by the person he loves. footware to this important relief effort www.thehusbandfilm.com and give “the gift of shoes.� For more tickets information call 250-229-5265

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Rory on the town The lights dimmed, the crowd settled and out walked Harry Manx onto the Capitol Theatre stage, last Saturday evening. Immediately, I could feel his calm and collected presence. As soon as he spoke, the crowd vibrated with laughter. His stories were humorous yet enlightening. Accompanied by a guitarist and keyboardist, Harry delved into Eastern riffs and rock tunes. Hand,

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Trail Gyro Park on Sunday, Apr. 27, and Nelson’s Lakeside Park Rotary Shelter on Sunday, May 25 Registration for this event is free and easy—just go to the website to register as an individual or a team. There are incentive prizes for different fundraising levels, and every participant receives a t-shirt in recognition of their support. www.mswalks.ca or call 250-551-9273

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Sat, Mar. 15, 9 a.m. on their website Spring has sprung, and it’s just days away from the biggest announcement of the year. At 9 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 15, Shambhala will be announcing the eagerly anticipated 2014 lineup. Shambhala has already announced headliners Bassnectar, Mark Farina, Hannah Wants and DJ Sabo. Also, recently unveiled; the next evolution of The Labyrinth stage, an exciting new stage called The Grove. shambhalamusicfestival.com Shambhala facebook

“Talk, Music, Action” evening

Thursday, Mar. 27. 7 p.m. Capitol Theatre, Nelson Celine Trojand from the Dogwood Initiative and local performance poet Magpie Ulysseys have been added to the line-up at the “Talk, Music, Action event coming up at the Capitol Theatre. The evening of presentations, music and action is being put on by local group Kootenays for a PipelineFree BC to build resistance to the Enbridge and Kinder Morgan pipeline proposals in our part of the province. Tickets for the event will be $15 or more donation, just $5 for students and youth. Find out more on Facebook: Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC. facebook

Eastern jams with Harry Manx

heads, and feet moved with the music and we all smiled and laughed with Harry as he transported the audience to a musical land far, far away. His show was a mixture of upbeat instrumentals to psychedelic melodies with lyrics of life. I’m so glad I got to his performance up close; it was a night to remember. If you haven’t heard of Harry Manx before, check out his music at: http://harrymanx.com or search him on youtube.

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Register for “Writing for the Wild” Friday, May 2, 7:30 p.m. Heart’s Rest Retreat Centre, New Denver

Rain on a Distant Roof

Tuesday, Apr. 1, 7 p.m. Nelson Library

Unplugged music this week

Saturday, Mar. 15, 1- 3 p.m. 523 Front St, Ellison’s Cafe

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Participants at the 2013 Convergence Writers’ Weekend enjoying the event.

Budding authors can blossom this spring with the help of mentors and peers during the third annual Convergence Writers’ Weekend at the Heart’s Rest Retreat Centre in New Denver, May 2 to 4. The theme of this year’s gathering is “Writing for the Wild.” Registration is now open for this year’s event, which is limited to 25 participants. Cost for the Weekend is $275, which includes all six meals from dinner May 2 to lunch May 4. A limited number of scholarships are available for youth between 15 and 30 years of age, building community sinceand 1988this year also for residents of Silverton or New Denver of any age. Deadline for registration is April 11. www.heartsrest.com/convergence/convergence-writersretreat/

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Alan Kirk & Harry Rezansoff

Art and Folk Foundation is a fabulous acoustic songwriting ensemble from Selkirk Music Program who play all original songs. Alan Kirk and Harry Rezansoff have played together in local groups Switch, Alan Kirk Band and played various venues in B.C. as an acoustic photo submitted duo. In 2012 they opened for Juno Author, Vanessa Farnsworth, tackles Lyme winner Bill Bourne on his tour of the Disease in vital new book Kootenays. With Alan on guitar and Hal Nobody likes to think about ticks, on standup bass, their unplugged peror about Lyme Disease. But you can’t sona can best be described as acoustic sweep this bug under the rug. Author folk/rock/blues. facebook Vanessa Farnsworth brings Lyme Disease—and her own journey with the bizarrely intelligent tick-borne Submit your bacterium—to light in a special preFish Heads and Flowers at sentation at the Nelson Library. www.expressnews.ca/fishflowers.html http://nelson.bclibrary.ca/

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ALEX ZERBE: Family-Friendly Action Comedy Sunday, March 30 at 2:00 p.m. SHAY KUEBLER: Karoshi Contemporary Dance Performance Wednesday april 16 at 8:00 p.m. Buy tickets at www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca

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The future wants to curl up in your lap at the Nelson Public Library’s Technology Petting Zoo, where five new devices are available to take for a virtual walk. Set up in the Library’s lounge area, the “zoo” contains two eReaders: Kobo and Sony, and three tablets: Kobo Arc, Nexus, and iPad. The idea is to allow people who might fear the wild world of technology to get up close and comfortable with the devices that are becoming prevalent in our dayto-day lives. www.nelsonlibrary.ca

Recycling benefits health care The Regional District of Central Kootenay and the Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre are thrilled to donate $7000.00 to the Kootenay Lake Hospital (KLH) Foundation. That amount represents the last six months’ profits from beverage containers collected at the Nelson Transfer Station. Since 2010, the program has contributed over $34,000.00 to the KLH Foundation’s fundraising efforts. The RDCK and the Nelson Leafs Recycling Center have hosted a beverage container recycling program building community since 1988 at the Nelson transfer station since 2010. Recycling bins provide residents with a convenient place to recycle refundable beverage containers. For more information on RDCK resource recovery programs and projects please visit: RDCK website

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Mayor Calls on Feds to Fix Flaws

Monday, Mar. 31, 7 p.m. Seniors Centre, Selkirk College Trail Campus 900 Helena St. S. entrance

Dooley says New Building Canada Fund has gaps that will hurt City’s effort to keep finances in check, spur development Nelson mayor John Dooley joined other members of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Board of Directors in calling on the federal government to fix serious gaps in the design of the New Building Canada Fund. Those gaps could put muchneeded infrastructure investments in Nelson at risk. Read full press release here: City of Nelson Website

Big change at City of Nelson

Some of city’s busiest departments reshuffled all in the name of improved service, cost savings and new revenues; two new bosses, one hangs up his hat. With spring right around the corner, the City of Nelson is making photo by Eva Johansson changes to its managerial line-up and Longhorned bee on camas departmental structure — a goodNative Plants for Native news move that will improve service Pollinators: Native pollinators need to both the public and building our help. There have recently been sector, save hundreds of thousands of steep declines in honey bee and native dollars and generate new revenues. pollinator populations. This threatens Read full press release here: our food production, plant diversity City of Nelson Website and healthy ecosystems. Fortunately, gardeners can take positive action to Snowmobiler Dies in Avalanche help reverse this. easy ways to enhance On March 11, 2014, Creston RCMP pollinator habitat in your garden as well as what flowers are preferred by responded to the Grey Creek area to a report of a missing snowmobiler. different groups of insects. Click here for details More info call: 250-362-7424

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lNelson Chess Club meets: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nelson’s Senior Association, 717 Vernon St. All ages welcome

GAMES NIGHT! Open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee. cupcakes lMovie: Non-Stop, 7:30 p.m.at Civic Theatre

Karaoke after. 250-352-7727.

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

Seniors 51 – 717 Vernon St. 11 a.m. Contact – 250-354-5394

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lMovie: Lego Movie, 2 p.m. and Walking With Dinosaurs at 7 p.m. at Civic Theatre lRotary Club of Nelson Daybreak meet every week at 7 a.m. at the Hume

lAscension Lutheran Church llElephant Mountain Music Service 10:15a.m. Rosemont Wed. Mar 19 Theatre presents RENT, 8 p.m. at the Elementary. All are welcome. 250lllOpen mic night at Capitol Theatre lMeat Draws at Nelson Legion. 352-2515. Expressions Cafe, 554 Ward st. 6 l Expressions night Cafe, 3:30p.m., in beverage room with lCathedral of Mary Immaculate - 10 p.m. Coffee,tea, gourmet hot lCathedral of Mary Immaculate

Mass, Nelson at 7 p.m.

lSacred Heart Mass, Kaslo lSocial Dancing at Finleys at 4 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mixed playlist by Sun. Mar 16 Peter, no cover or Clinton Swanson & Friends lllNiko at the Hume Library lWomen of all ages get togeth- Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. er to knit, crochet lace, make rugs & lllKaraoke at Finley’s Irish more. Women’s Centre 10-1 p.m. lGender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362.

Bar and Grill 9 p.m.

l l l Purim Costume & Dance Party at Bigby Place, 509 Front St. Info at 250.352.1917. lllArt & Folk Foundation, Alan Kirk & Harry Rezansoff at Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions, 1-3 p.m. llElephant Mountain Music Theatre presents RENT, 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre llCross Cultural Threads: Peyote Stitch Beadwork, 10 - 2 p.m. at Nelson & District Women’s Centre, 250-551-5509

chocolate. 250-354-3910

lll Paul Landsberg at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. lMovie: Lego Movie, 2 p.m. at Civic Theatre llFilm: The Husband, 7:30 p.m. Civic Theatre

lNelson Vineyard Church: 10 a.m., 2402 Perrier Lane. Bring something to share at our potluck brunch. Guests and children always welcome. contact:250-509-0151 or nexvine@ lNelson Duplicate Bridge Club telus.net meets 7 p.m. in The Nelson Senior Citizens Building, 717 Vernon St Mon. Mar 17 lNelson Tech Club: for eleclllSarah & Rich at the

lllMusic and Mantra tronic hobbyists and Arduino with KRI-Certified Sarah Calvert Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m. enthusiasts to meet and work on (Amarpal Kaur), 7- 9 p.m. The lllThe Wailers w/ Shane projects. every Wednesday 6pm

l St. Saviour’s Anglican Moving Centre Church Food Pantry, 701 Ward llJoe Hill Coffee House, 7 Street (Silica Street entrance) 9p.m. Rossland Miner’s Hall 11am. Everyone welcome. lMovie: Non-Stop, 7:30 p.m. Sat. Mar 15 at Civic Theatre lllThe Librarian w/Naasko lFirst Baptist Church, 611 - 5th & Onebeyond Visuals, 10 p.m. Spirit Bar

Mass, Nelson at 8:30 a.m and 10:30 a.m. lSacred Heart Mass, Proctor 2nd and 4th Sunday at 1 p.m.

St., Nelson. A Family Friendly Service at10 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Scott Simpson

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p.m. Call 250-359-7545 or 250-3521863 (cancelled for spring break) lQi Gong at the Nelson Seniors Centre 719 Vernon 10:30 a.m. $3 drop-in

l Heritage Harmony Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming

anyone! Tim 250-825-9694 or John 250-352-6892

Tues. Mar 18 lllDoug and Melody 6 p.m.

lSt. John’s Lutheran Church The Library Lounge Service. Everyone welcome to 4p.m. l Indoor Radio worship. 321 Silica St. 250-354-3308.

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

-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.

l Overeaters Anonymous Meeting, Community First Medical Clinic, 518 Lake Street, Nelson, noon - 1 p.m., 250-354-4105

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What’sHappening Nelson & Area: Fri. Mar 14 - Sun. Mar 23 lll

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llSpring Equinox and World Water Day Labyrinth Walk. Join us at the Lakeside Labyrinth in Rotary Lakeside Park at 1 p.m. Free event sponsored by The Nelson Community Labyrinth Group. www.labyrinth@ 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mixed playlist by kics.bc.ca Peter, no cover or Clinton Swanson lExpressions night Cafe, open 6

lllCarsick Cars & White+ Wed. Mar 19 continued w/ guests Laws of Signs, KCR baselGirls’ Night with Margaret-Ann at the Youth Centre. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. ment, 308 Hall Street. Doors open at 8 p.m. $15 at the door. 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656. lSocial Dancing at Finleys 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

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Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m. lllDJ Rippel, Dion Rego, Dugg Crates & Intersect, 10 p.m. Spirit Bar lExpressions night Cafe, open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee, cupcakes

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lWomen of all ages get together to knit, crochet lace, make rugs & more. Women’s Centre 10-1 p.m. lMovie: Civic Theatre lGender Outlaws, a support

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

p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee. cupcakes lMovie: 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 at 4 p.m.

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l Kootenay Christian Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. 520 Falls Street. Phone 1-888-761-3301. Divine purpose, serving community developing relationships

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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.

l St. Saviour’s Anglican lUnity Centre of the Kootenays Church Food Pantry, 701 Ward Seniors 51 – 717 Vernon St. 11 a.m. Street (Silica Street entrance) 9Contact – 250-354-5394 11am. Everyone welcome. lAscension Lutheran Church Sat. Mar 22 Sun. Mar 23 l Movie: Walking With Service 10:15a.m. Rosemont lllDirt Floor, Faye Mallett Dinosaurs, 2 p.m. at Civic Theatre lllNiko at the Hume Library Elementary. All are welcome. 250& Melissa Bandura (Familiar Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. 352-2515. lQi Gong at the Nelson United Church 602 Silica St 10:30 a.m. $3 Wild) at Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic lCathedral of Mary Immaculate lllKaraoke at Finley’s Irish Unplugged Sessions, 1-3 p.m. drop-in Mass, Nelson at 8:30 a.m and 10:30 Bar and Grill 9 p.m. l l l Masquerade Party/ a.m. lLadies Target Shooting. llSeeds Sunday gardening No experience needed. Contact fundraiser for the SPCA, 10 p.m. Sudokuseries, Classic lSacred Difficulty Level - EasyProctor Heart Mass, Lakeside Park greenhouse: 1-2:30 p.m. 2nd and 4th Sunday at 1 p.m. Angela onthetarget@hotmail.com Spirit Bar for more info & to book a space llSpring Classic: Men/ Topic: Best rich Soils. 352-3870 lNelson Vineyard Church: 10 Women's hockey tournament, lMovie: at Civic Theatre lNelson Women’s Centre. Dropa.m., 2402 Perrier Lane. Bring somein. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and Nelson - all day lFirst Baptist Church, 611 - 5th thing to share at our potluck brunch. food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916. St., Nelson. A Family Friendly Service Guests and children always welcome. theexpressNewsUpdate at10 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Scott Simpson 250-509-0151 or nexvine@telus.net lKootenay Quilters Guild every first and third Thurs of each month. - 10 a.m. at Christie-Lees Hall, Radio Ave u

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ExpressionsNightCafé A successful film showing & three hot mammas coming soon L a s t week was amazing at By Nelson Becker Expressions cafe. The Beyond Boarding evening last Saturday night was a huge success. The three young filmmakers/activists have been traveling around BC and documenting what’s happening to the environment they love to snowboard in. They presented two films; Belen and Northern Grease. The first one was about their travels in the Amazon and the second was about their adventures in BC, far up north, to become more aware of the resource extraction that is going on. They explored the topic and looked for ways to become more

environmentally friendly how we could use less energy and find alternative ways for producing energy. After the films many people stuck around to ask questions and comment. Check out their mandate and website at: www.beyondboarding.org Next week, in addition to our successful Wednesday Open-mic, we have a special performance by the Hot Mammas on Friday, Mar. 21. Three very delightful women from Vancouver who perform great harmonies, bringing us back down memory lane. Their music is influenced by Boswell Sisters (20’s), The Andrew Sisters (40’s), The McGuire Sisters, and many more. I’m really

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proud the cafe has a good quality piano that will be taken advantage of by Tom Arntzen, who will be accompanying the Hot Mammas. To keep updated with events visit

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Coming up at Expressions Friday, Mar 14 g g GAMES NIGHT Saturday, Mar 15 - 6 p.m. open for coffee & desserts Wed. Mar. 19 g g g open mic night Thursday, Mar. 20 - 6 p.m. open for coffee & desserts

Friday Mar. 21

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with Tom Arntzen http://thehotmammas.com/

Saturday, Mar 22 - 6 p.m. open for coffee & desserts

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THURSDAY Mar. 27, doors open 7 p.m.

Red Haven

High intensity blues and gypsy jazz. It’s fun.

http://www.redhavenmusic.com/

Friday Mar. 28 doors open 7 p.m.

Motes and Oats Best Folk/Country 2013 Kootenay Music Award http://www.motesandoats.com/

Saturday, Mar 29 - doors open 7:30 p.m. James Clayton & Colin Weeks w/guest Matcha

Sunday Mar. 30, doors open 7 p.m.

Jake Ian

Alberta’s Country Road Troubadour http://jakeian.com/

Friday, Mar. 14, 2014


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

RCMP news: Armed Robbery On Monday, Feb. 24, at approximately 4:50 p.m., the Salmo RCMP Detachment received a complaint of a bank robbery alarm at the Kootenay Savings Credit Union located on Highway 6 in Salmo, BC. Salmo, Nelson and Trail RCMP members responded, however, the suspect had fled on foot prior to police arrival and has not yet been arrested. The male entered the bank just prior to closing and brandished a firearm. He was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured during the incident. The male suspect is described as Caucasian, 5’ 6”, 150 lbs, and was dressed in black pants, a new looking purple ski jacket, black mask, with a hood also pulled down over his head/face. RCMP Forensic Identification Services attended the scene. Salmo Detachment and Kootenay Boundary GIS are continuing with their investigation into this serious incident. Police are seeking the assistance from the public on any information relating to this offence and are urged to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222- TIPS (8477) or Salmo Detachment at 250-357-2212. Salmo RCMP are interested in talking to the owner of the silver pickup truck seen on February 24, 2014 in Salmo, BC. Please contact 250-357-2212 with any information. submitted by Salmo RCMP

On Friday, Mar. 7, at approximately 6:45 p.m., the Castlegar RCMP received a complaint of an armed robbery at Johnny’s grocery, located on Broadwater road in Robson. The suspect male entered the store and brandished a firearm, ordering the employee to open the till. The employee complied, and the suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of money. Neither of the 2 employees who were present were injured. The suspect fled on foot and has not yet been apprehended. The male is described as: Caucasian, approximately 5’6”, slender build. He was dressed in black and was wearing a black mask and had a hood pulled down over his head/face. There is no known vehicle associated at this time. Castlegar RCMP, the Kootenay Boundary Regional General Investigation Section, and Forensic Identification services are continuing to investigate this matter. Anyone with information in this matter is urged to contact the Castlegar RCMP office at (250) 3657721, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222TIPS (8477). On March 11, at approximately 1:18 p.m., the Castlegar RCMP Detachment received a complaint of a bank robbery alarm at the Kootenay Savings Credit Union located on 4th

Street in the downtown area. Castlegar members and Kootenay Boundary Regional GIS responded immediately, however, the suspect had fled on foot prior to police arrival and has not yet been arrested. The male entered the bank and brandished a firearm. He was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of US currency. No one was injured during the incident. RCMP Forensic Identification Services also attended the scene for the purposes of collecting evidence. The male suspect is described as Caucasian, approx. 5’6”, slim build, wearing black cargo pants, a dark faded black hoodie and possibly wearing a ball cap under the hoodie. His face was covered. He was wearing black shoes and dark gloves. Police are asking the public to be on the look out for anyone acting suspiciously or lurking around businesses and to be attentive to individuals who seem to be out of place. Do not approach this male, rather, call 9-1-1 if you see someone that you feel that the police should be checking. If you have any information relating to this offense, police are urging you call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222- TIPS (8477) or Castlegar Detachment at 250-365-7721. submitted by the Castlegar RCMP

On Friday, Mar. 7, at 7:30 p.m. officers responded to multiple reports of an intoxicated female screaming and knocking on random doors in the Rosemont area. When first approached by officers, the female ran away and continued knocking on doors for no apparent reason. When approached a second time, the female assaulted a member as she was being arrested for causing a disturbance

and being intoxicated in a public place. Charges are pending. On Saturday, Mar. 8, at 2:40 a.m. officers were notified by a citizen of two businesses with smashed front glass doors in the Front and Hall Street area. The Nelson Police Department is asking any members of the public with any information to contact the Department or Crime Stoppers with any information. The

investigation is ongoing. On Sunday, Mar. 9 at 5:50 p.m. the Nelson Police Department was advised of two men in the water next to their capsized boat near the Nelson Bridge. Fortunately for both men, a passing boater was able to remove them from the water and neither required medical treatment. submitted by the Nelson Police

Nelson City Police news: smashed windows, capsized boat

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Editorial&Survey Gluten for punishment By Nelson Becker

In today’s Kootenay community many people find themselves “gluten intolerant.” This is a new

consciousness that did not exist 20 years ago. Many people speak to that, having eliminated gluten from their diet, they feel much better.

While I eat gluten, mainly in the form of pasta, I have not noticed any difference in my body when I consume it, but we are all different.

Is gluten (wheat) a part of your diet? https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/gf_diet Watch for this week’s survey question in the Monday Mini. If you are not a subscriber to the Mini you can join our mailing list here. Results and comments will be posted in Friday’s Express News Update.

Last week’s survey response: Have you ever been a victim of violence? If you’re a man: 71.4% YES - 28.6% NO If you’re a woman: 87.5% YES - 12.5% NO If you’re a transgender: 100% YES

Comments Although the violence wasn’t physical it was emotional/mental. It got the point where it sent me into depression and where I had suicidal tendencies because it made me feel like I was not a worthy human being. I ended that relationship and haven’t had those thoughts or bouts of depression since. Far more women are brutalized than

any other group. To neutralize it by saying stop violence period negates this fact. Of course stop violence period. ESPECIALLY STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. Your preamble is ignorant of reality. Violence against anyone is a hideous crime. However, One Billion Rising should keep the slogan as is, to do

otherwise deflects from the fact that women are the primary victims of violence in the world. cool you added transgender, i like that I agree statistics should show violence against all people as indicated above.

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