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Friday, Mar. 21, 2014 Vol. 4, No. 11

Rally supports Sinixt

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Marilyn James of the Sinixt Nation speaks to a rally of about 150 supporters that gathered in front of Nelson City Hall at noon on Monday, Mar. 17. The Sinixt have been calling for the right to have input on natural resource use on their traditional lands, including the logging projects on Perry Ridge. http://www.sinixtnation.org

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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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Arts&Entertainment Gypsy Jazz trio

The hottest music trio

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

Unplugged music this week

Saturday, Mar. 21, 1- 3 p.m. 523 Front St, Ellison’s Cafe Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions celebrates their first of the spring sessions featuring a popular local folk roots indie quartet “Dirt Floor�. They are composed of : Sean Cameron- guitar & percussion Jake Cataford- lap slide guitar Jesse Lee- upright bass Peter Reed - guitar & harmonica They’ll be followed by “Tend&See�, a soulful folk duo of orchestral percussion and strings mixed with ethereal harmonies and poetic lyrics reminiscent of Julie Doiron and Agnus Obel. Melissa Bandura and Faye Mallett will perform on percussion (light drum kit, vibes), piano, violin and guitar. facebook Museum call for submissions

Thursday, Mar. 27, 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

Deadline: Monday, Mar. 31 at 5 p.m. Brand new gypsy-blues project Red Haven Touchstones Nelson is seeking proposals from artists and curators Red Haven is an occasionally working in all media for the 2015/16 Vancouver-based folk trio, draw- exhibition season. ing upon gypsy jazz stylings and More Info: indie pop melodies delivered with www.touchstonesnelson.ca/ building community sparse instrumentation. The groupsince is 1988 exhibitions comprised in equal parts of Nathan Turner (upright bass, banjo, vocals), Jen Davidson (vocals, saxophone, Click here for accordion) and Brendan Steele (guitar, vocals). Together, they create an eclectic and entertaining live show. Red Haven Facebook http://www.redhavenmusic.com/ photo submitted

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Fearing & White

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Canadian singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing and Belfast troubadour Andy

Rory on the town by Rory Case

L a s t Thursday evening I had the utmost pleasure of participating in Top Chef - Selkirk edition! The night was a tasting extravagnza that took your taste buds around the world. The concept of the evening was to try four menus made up by the Selkirk students in each group, for a total of 16 different ‘bites.’ Afterwards you could vote on your favourite bite, best overall, best presentation, and best dessert.

Sunday, Apr. 6 at the Hume Hotel 8 p.m. The duo is made-up of JUNO Award winning Blackie and the Rodeo Kings member Stephen Fearing and Australia’s Andy White (who has collaborated with artists such as Peter Gabriel, Sinead O’Connor and Neil and Tim Finn in the past). They met in 1998 at the Winnipeg Folk Festival and began collaborating soon after. This tour is in support of their new album, Tea and Confidences. Listen at: http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ ClickHear/fearing_white-tea_ confidences_album_stream

Top Chef: What a treat!

This year’s students chose menus from Greece, France, Ireland, and New Orleans. It was quite the experience sitting with others judging each course and comparing notes. We had a tough job deciding who gets what vote, but in the end the tasters and the chefs had a fun and exciting evening. Ireland won best bite - for their potato, leak soup (my favourite!) and France cleaned up with best dessert, best presentation and best overall. All the proceeds from the evening went

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Team France, the big winners of the evening.

towards taking the Culinary field trips! Congratulations and Hotel and Resort to all the students, my mouth Management Students on is still watering.

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

Argentine Tango Workshop

Friday to Sunday, Mar. 21-23 at the Legion, 402 Stanley St. Nelson

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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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The tango close embrace with Lori Mitchell and Patrick Marsolek, tangueros from Missoula Montana.

Hockey Tourney and Dance

Games: Friday, Mar. 21-Sunday Mar. 23 Nelson Community Complex and Civic. Dance: Saturday, Mar. 22, 7p.m. at the Nelson Curling Rink At this year’s Nelson Drillers Spring Classic Hockey Tournament, Games start on Friday and go until Sunday. There will be Beer Gardens all weekend Finals for women are at 12:30 p.m. and men at 1:45 p.m.. Spring Classic Event Challenge 4:45 p.m., Saturday Saturday night there will be a Social and Dance at Nelson Curling Club with DJ Rhapsody. Disco theme pull out your big afros and one piece suits. Admission is free to all hockey players and guests pay $10 at the door.

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Argentine Tango dancers/instruc- Monday, Mar. 31, 7 p.m. tors Patrick Marsolek and Lori Seniors Centre, Selkirk College Trail Mitchell from Missoula, Montana Campus 900 Helena St. S. entrance return to Nelson for a full weekend Native Plants for Native of tango.They are offering six classes Pollinators: Native pollinators need over the weekend starting Friday eveour help. There have recently been ning at 7 p.m. followed by a practica steep declines in honey bee and native at 8:15 p.m. Class are $20 community each. There building since 1988 pollinator populations. This threatens is also a a Milonga planned for 7:30 our food production, plant diversity p.m. Saturday night. and healthy ecosystems. Fortunately, More info: gardeners can take positive action to franwallis@redmtn.ca help reverse this. easy ways to enhance pollinator habitat in your garden as To advertise in the well as what flowers are preferred by Express News Update different groups of insects. call 250-354-3910 More info call: 250-362-7424

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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

Osprey Community Foundation www.ospreycommunityfoundation.ca invites applications for: 1. 2014 Community Grants – Deadline March 28th 2. Arts Legacy Grants for Media Arts projects – Deadline March 28th 250-352-3643 www.ospreycommunityfoundation.ca


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AGM: Tuesday, Apr. 29, 7 p.m. Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson As Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) prepares for its annual Board of Director elections and 63rd Annual General Meeting, the Credit Union released financial results for 2013. The year’s high points were positive growth in assets, members’ deposits and net income. Voting options for NDCU members include mail-in and in-person ballots. For more information: https://www.nelsoncu.com/ SharedContent/documents/ CorporateReports/2014/ agm%20notice_voting_financial_2013_FULL.pdf

Fridays Mar. 28 to Apr. 25 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Touchstones Nelson: 502 Vernon Street, Nelson

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Jessica Demers with a group of home learners in the First Nations section of the Permanent Museum

Volunteer tour guide training program participants will learn to facilitate interactive tours and hands-on activities with groups of school-aged children and adults. A criminal record Waneta Report Released check is required. More info: The Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership (Fortis Inc., Columbia jessica@touchstonesnelson.ca Power Corporation and Columbia Nelson CARES Accredited Basin Trust) released their 2013 socioNelson CARES Society has been economic monitoring report, demonstrating significant employment, awarded Three-Year accreditation by building community since 1988 benefits to the CARF International. (Commission training and economic region from the Waneta Expansion on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). This accreditation deciProject. sion represents the highest level of To read the report: http://columbiapower.org/wp- accreditation that can be awarded to an organization. content/uploads/2014/03/2013- For more about Nelson CARES: AnnualWAX_SEMReport.pdf. http://nelsoncares.ca/

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Trail closures for fuel mitigation Beginning Monday, Mar. 17 until finished in Fairview locations The area directly above LV Rogers High School and residences on the Northeast end of View Street as well as Fairview Heights will be receiving a much needed cleanup to protect the forest and City of Nelson residents from a substantial wildfire event. After dangerous tree removal is complete the crews will continue with the cleanup of small woody debris on the forest floor, pruning, and removal of smaller trees and ladder fuels to reduce the risk of a fire spreading to the crown overhead. To do this work safely, access to the trails and surrounding area will be restricted, or in some cases, closed to the public. submitted by Nelson Fire and Rescue

Nelson Hydro inks new contract Eleven local IBEW workers and City of Nelson (Nelson Hydro) have ratified a new five-year contract. The deal, inked last Thursday by reps from IBEW Local 1003 and the City, took two years to reach. But in the end both parties are satisfied with the agreement, which will run until April 30, 2017. Full story: http://www.nelson.ca/assets/ News/Whats~New/2014/March_12_ 2014_IBEW_ContractFinalized.pdf

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llSpring Equinox and World Water Day Labyrinth Walk. Join us at the Lakeside Labyrinth in Rotary Irish Bar and Grill Lakeside Park at 1 p.m. Free event lllThe Hot Mammas: three sponsored by The Nelson Community seasoned performers, singing har- Labyrinth Group. www.labyrinth@ monies at Expressions Cafe, 7:30 kics.bc.ca p.m. 554 Ward St, $15 lExpressions night Cafe, open 6 lllBilly Bangers & DJ p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee. cupcakes Breaker, 10 p.m. Spirit Bar lMovie: at Civic Theatre lllCarsick Cars & White+ lNelson Chess Club meets: 9 a.m. w/ guests Laws of Signs, KCR base- - 1 p.m. Nelson’s Senior Association, ment, 308 Hall Street. Doors open at 717 Vernon St. All ages welcome 8 p.m. $15 at the door. lMeat Draws at Nelson Legion. llMad Hatter Tea Party at 3:30p.m., in beverage room with Wait’s News 3-6 p.m. & 9 p.m .- 3 Karaoke after. 250-352-7727. a.m. Costumes welcome, Prizes, lCathedral of Mary Immaculate Art expo, Special Food Mass, Nelson at 7 p.m. lSocial Dancing at Finleys lSacred Heart Mass, Kaslo 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mixed playlist by at 4 p.m. Peter, no cover or Clinton Swanson & Friends Sun. Mar 23 lWomen of all ages get togethlllNiko at the Hume Library Fri. Mar 21 lllRequest DJ. Finley’s

er to knit, crochet lace, make rugs & more. Women’s Centre 10-1 p.m. lMovie: Mr. Peabody and Sherman 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Civic Theatre 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. Mar 22 lllDirt Floor, Faye Mallett & Melissa Bandura (Familiar Wild) at Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions, 1-3 p.m. l l l Masquerade Party/ fundraiser for the SPCA, 10 p.m.

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llSeeds Sunday gardening series, Lakeside Park greenhouse: 1-2:30 p.m. Topic: Best rich Soils. 352-3870 lMovie: Mr. Peabody &

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lFirst Baptist Church, 611 - 5th St., Nelson. A Family Friendly Service at10 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Scott Simpson l Kootenay Christian Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. 520 Falls

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lUnity Centre of the Kootenays

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

lAscension Lutheran Church

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

lNelson Vineyard Church: 10 a.m., 2402 Perrier Lane. Bring something to share at our potluck brunch. Guests and children always welcome. 250-509-0151 or nexvine@telus.net Mon. Mar 24 lllSarah & Rich at the

Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. lQi Gong at the Nelson Seniors Centre 719 Vernon 10:30 a.m. $3 drop-in

l Heritage Harmony Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming

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lNelson Duplicate Bridge Club

meets 7 p.m. in The Nelson Senior Citizens Building, 717 Vernon St 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.

l Overeaters Anonymous Meeting, Community First Medical

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lNelson Women’s Centre

Drop-in. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250352-9916. lGirls’ Night with MargaretAnn at the Youth Centre. 6:30 p.m. - 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

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Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m. lllRed Haven at Expressions night Cafe, Doors open 7 p.m. 554 Ward St. Folk, gypsy-blues. lMovie: Gloria, 7:30 p.m. Civic Theatre lQi Gong at the Nelson United Church 602 Silica St 10:30 a.m. $3 drop-in lLadies Target Shooting. No experience needed. Contact Angela onthetarget@hotmail.com for more

l St. Saviour’s Anglican Ward St. Country music Church Food Pantry, 701 Ward llAlex Zerbe - FamilyStreet (Silica Street entrance) 9- Friendly Action Comedy: A Capitol 11am. Everyone welcome. Kids presentation 2 p.m. Sat. Mar 29 lMovie: at Civic Theatre lllJames Clayton and lFirst Baptist Church, 611 Colin Weeks with guest Matcha at

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5th St., Nelson. A Family Friendly Service at10 a.m. Interim Pastor: Rev. George Sears

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

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

lNelson Vineyard Church: 10 a.m., 2402 Perrier Lane. Bring something to share at our potluck brunch. llSally Armstrong - The l Kootenay Christian Guests and children always welcome. info & to book a space Ascent of Women Mir Centre for Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. 520 Falls CONTACT: 250-509-0151 or nexlToastmasters: Improve your Peace Lecture Series at the Capitol Street. Phone 1-888-761-3301. vine@telus.net public speaking, communication 7 p.m. Divine purpose, serving commuand leadership skills. 2nd and 4th nity developing relationships lMovie: Civic Theatre Thursday of every month. www. l St. Saviour’s Anglican toastmasters.org lNelson Chess Club meets: Service: 10:30 am. All Welcome. 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Nelson’s Senior lNelson Women’s Centre. Drop- Association, 717 Vernon St. All Ward & Silica, 250-352-5711 lSt. John’s Lutheran Church lMeat Draws at Nelson Legion. Service. Everyone welcome to

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ExpressionsNightCafé It was a dark and stormy night... It was a dark and stormy night By Nelson Becker at Expressions Cafe last Wednesday. Open Mic nights have become an unpredictable magical experience and last Wednesday’s open mic was no exception. I actually thought that we would be lucky to have 20 people show up but I was wrong. Even though there was a heavy snow outside, inside there was a lightness to the air created by the packed house. We were entertained by some of our old favourites who played a few new songs and by a few travelling performers who brought new and creative energy. Then the lights went out! I thought it was

because I was boiling water, but then somebody said all the lights on the street were out and I realized it was not my fault. With no power for the PA system, I shouted to the audience and the performers had a real acoustic evening. For the next half hour or so, we experienced a collective musical transformation by (led) candlelight. Wow! This coming week is going to be an exciting week at the cafe. I realize that we must appeal to different audiences to fully serve our community. So here’s what’s coming up: The Hot Mammas from Vancouver are performing tonight, Friday Mar. 21. Three women singing songs of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s

influenced by the Andrews Sisters and other harmonizing performers of that era. They will be accompanied by Tom Arntzen who comes from a renowned BC musical family. If you like this music do not miss this event! Thursday, Mar. 27, our stage will be graced by Red Haven who will bring us a fusion of gypsy, folk and jazz. Guitar banjo and accordian blend to create an aura of old and new music. Let’s show these Vancouverites how much we appreciate good music! Friday night, Mar. 28, Castlegar musicians Motes and Oats will bring their joyous music. These singer-songwriters have not played in Nelson for a while. They’re coming

to reconnect with their old fans and make new ones. James Clayton and Colin Weeks, playing on Saturday night, Mar. 29, are studying music at Selkirk College. They have been performing at Open Mic Night and have shown themselves to be polished creators of musical vapours that will be food for our emotions. Their influences are in the folk and jazz vein. Come hear what we as a community are creating! Sunday, Mar. 30, we have Jake Ian on tour from Alberta. This country influenced musician has been travelling around Canada performing at coffee houses and festivals. If you like Country music, you will like Jake Ian.

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

Nelson Fire Rescue News: jaws of life, dumpster fire On Friday, Mar. 14, fire crews were requested to attend to a residence to assist with gaining access because the resident had not been contacted for an extended period of time. The responding firefighter was able to gain access to a second story window using a twenty foot extension ladder and discovered the occupant in medical distress. The firefighter assessed, treated and monitored the patient until EHS arrived. On Saturday, Mar 15 the crews were dispatched to a report of a single vehicle that had ended up in a yard. Crews arrived on scene and assessed for

hazards and injuries. Fortunately there were none and the firefighters stood by while the vehicle was removed from the yard to ensure that no issues developed. Later in the day on Saturday the crews were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at Cedar and Carbonate Street intersection with a report of three patients. The crew arrived on scene and assessed the vehicles and patients with the assistance of EHS. It was determined that one patient was going to need to be removed from the passenger side with the Jaws of Life as spinal precautions were going to be used.

The crew was able to utilize the new cordless Jaws that had been put into service only weeks earlier. The new tools sped up the extrication effort greatly as the patient had been removed from the vehicle only twelve minutes after arriving on scene. On Tuesday, Mar. 18 at 8:33 a.m. crews responded to a report of a dumpster on fire at 302 Anderson St. The fire was quickly knocked down as such to preserve any evidence for an investigation. The cause of the fire appears to be careless disposal of cigarette butts. submitted by Nelson Fire Rescue

Nelson City Police news: car theft, teens arrested for break-in On Saturday, Mar. 15, at approximately 4:00 a.m., Nelson Police Department (NPD) members received a report of a motor vehicle incident from an Uphill resident who advised that a vehicle had gone off road into his yard and narrowly missed striking his residence. A male driver was observed departing the scene after unsuccessful attempts to free the vehicle from a snow bank. NPD members arrived on scene to find the vehicle abandoned. A subsequent investigation revealed the driver to be occupying a nearby residence. The 25 year old Nelson resident was found under the influence of alcohol and admitted to the incident. The male was issued a 24 hour suspension and a violation ticket for Failing to remain at the scene of an accident. His vehicle was also impounded for 24 hours. On Saturday, Mar. 15, at approximately 11:35 p.m. NPD members received a report from a downtown licensed establishment staff member who had allegedly been assaulted by a young female after he denied her entry into the bar. The 18 year old female attempted to gain access to the bar using a fake ID and, when discovered by the

staff member, she became enraged and slapped him in the face before fleeing the area. After patrolling the area, NPD members were able to locate the female in a parked vehicle nearby. She was arrested for Assault and being intoxicated in a public place. The female was later released without charge as the staff member did not wish to proceed further. On Sunday, Mar. 16, a downtown resident contacted NPD to report his vehicle had been stolen sometime overnight in the downtown area. The vehicle is described as a grey 2002 Ford Escape bearing British Columbia licence plate 193-TWF and has not been located at the time of this media release. Currently there are no suspects or witnesses in relation to this incident. On Sunday, Mar. 16, at approximately 11:30 p.m. NPD members received a report of an “in progress� break an enter to a residence in the Uphill area. The report was received from a diligent nearby resident who had observed the suspects enter the residence through a window. The owners of the residence were not home at the time of the report. NPD members immedi-

ately arrived on scene and observed two males going through the contents of the residence bearing flashlights. At one point during the observations one of the males was observed wielding an axe. NPD members forcibly gained access to the residence and attempted to place the male suspects under arrest at gunpoint. The two males refused to comply with police direction and fled through a bedroom window and onto the roof of the residence. Members pursued the suspects on foot into a wooded area above the residence. Shortly thereafter, one of the males, a 14 year old Nelson resident was located and arrested near the scene. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the second male, also a 14 year old Nelson resident. Both males have been charged and are scheduled to appear in Nelson Court in May. Both males were under the influence of alcohol and drugs during the commission of these offences and a quantity of Cannabis was seized from one of the arrested males. All property from the residence was retrieved and there was minimal damage to the residence from NPD forcible entry. submitted by the Nelson Police

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Friday, Mar. 21, 2014

Opinion&Editorial My Opinion

Raising Minimum Wage (Good or Bad?) Raising the minimum wage should be a good thing, right? Well every argument has two sides and I’m here to explain why both arguments make sense and are valid. Well first of all let me explain the potential consequences of raising minimum wage. A possible reduction in available jobs is one possibility, with unemployment as high as it is do we really want to have an even harder time finding jobs? Second, with higher wages comes a potential higher cost of goods. Ever see an older person complain “this

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item was much cheaper in my day”? Well, that’s because the wages were often in step with the prices so although goods were cheaper, the wages were much lower. So why would we raise the minimum wage then? Well for one, there are studies that show evidence that this could go either way; meaning that the cost of goods may or may not rise, same with the unemployment rate. It’s hard to say either way if this will do any good, but if you can have a choice in the matter do some research and go with what seems right to do.

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Flowers to the crocus buds in my front yard signed: flower lover Fish Heads to the two women in the coffee shop who loudly gossiped about the woman a few feet away, then then verbally attacked her. Your behaviour was terrible, your story skewed, and your attacks just further victimization of a woman who left an abusive man, but is still plagued by his violence in the form of people like you. As a public service, please educate yourselves. “Why Does He Do That” by Lundy Bancroft would be a good start, after finding some compassion. signed: Voice for the Voiceless

and include your name, address and phone number. Only your name and the community where you live will be published. We will not print “name withheld” letters. Opinions in the paper are not necessarily those of the Express Update or its advertisers. Fish Heads & Flowers: All submissions to the Fish Heads and Flowers will be considered provided that no one can be identified in the text or signature, all signatures are anonymous, and the submission is both concise and written in good taste.

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Editorial&Survey Iconic view screw-ups

I am not sure why, but for some reason, we have development By Nelson Becker allowed and renovation of our city’s most important views to be marred and polluted by visual noise. When BOB (our Big Orange Bridge) needed repainting because the existing lead-based paint started to fall into our lake, instead of repainting the whole bridge a beautiful orange colour, our provincial government decided upon painting half the bridge with a colour that they thought was close. After time, that colour has now turned out to be pink. Our courthouse is famous for the architectural design and the quality

of the work that went into making it, and yet, when standing across the street at Touchstones, looking across we are presented with a big stoplight. Some years ago, we allowed the Provincial Government to build what many in our city call “the white elephant.” It is now the present location of our City Hall and it stands out because we have made no effort to beautify the exterior. Don’t even get me started on our waterfront RCMP station! But of course there are solutions to all of these issues. As for our bridge, all it needs is a paint job and perhaps, if we like the idea of multi

colour, why not be really unique and have a rainbow bridge? Our view of our courthouse could be immensely improved without decreasing traffic safety simply by moving the stoplights. My suggestion for our City Hall is to see if there are plants that would cling to the outside of the building like the ivy on the courthouse. How beautiful that would be! In thinking about our future, let’s make visual impact of development or redevelopment high on the priority list. What would you do to to visually beautify our white elephant-like City Hall building?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/beautify_cityhall 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. Featured Columnist: Kim Charlesworth, Coordinator, Nelson Food Cupboard Society

Plant an Extra Row for National Nutrition Month (and your community) Local gardeners can Cupboard, we are commit- day we are open. You can’t get much more help our community now ted to serving up fresh, local We are looking forward local or nutritious than that! by planning to Grow A Row produce grown in a sus- to spring and the abundance In addition to the greens to donate to the Nelson tainable way. We strongly of local produce that will we receive from them, we Food Cupboard later in the believe that having access soon be available. During purchase carrots and beets summer as the seeds blos- to good food is a basic the winter, we have a part- from Canyon City Farm som into delicious, nutri- human right, so it is our nership with S.E.E.D.S. – in Creston. We also thank tious, colorful vegetables. policy to source our food the organization of Seniors MAZON Canada for grant That way we can celebrate as locally as we can, and to that is growing greens in funding that allows us to nutrition every month! offer a minimum of 5 selec- the City of Nelson’s green- purchase local organic At the Nelson Food tions of fresh produce each houses at Lakeside Park. eggs. March is National Nutrition Month and the slogan for this year is Simply Cook and Enjoy! www.dietitians.ca Nelson Food Cupboard www.foodcupboard.org

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TheSurvey

Last week’s survey response:

Is gluten (wheat) a part of your diet? 60.4% YES - 39.6% NO

Comments

Gluten is found in other grains, not just wheat, so a wheat-free diet is different from a gluten-free diet. It is only wheat that seems to bother me, not gluten. Try to be as gluten free as possible to increase digestion I quit wheat (not all gluten) for 7 months last year and felt better; less bloating and I lost weight. Now I eat it from time to time and find that it feels better when I eat less. diagnosed as having celiac disease I think this gluten problem is specific to those with a real allergy, but that most of it is another food fad that is making someone rich. Most gluten free products on the shelves are full of sugar and salt and other crap that doesn’t add nutrition or improve anyone’s heath. Because I like baked goods :) bad digestive reaction, almost immediately Modern strains of wheat have been re-engineered for higher wheat production, but in that process new proteins (glutens) are formed that formerly did not exist. These can cause intestinal problems in those with weaker digestive systems. This problem is similar to what can happen with GMO foods gluten free diet. Is it a coincidence that Gluten problems began after wheat was Genetically Modified ? I try to eat healthy, which

means little or no sugar, flour, salt or anything deep-fried. No trouble with it so no need to limit it! I said “no” but I can tolerate it once a week or so. I dropped from a size 12 to a size 6 dress in just a few weeks without losing much weight when I stopped eating it regularly. “Wheat Belly” is not just hype! I try not to follow fads I became allergic about 20 yrs ago. No reason not to eat gluten old and healthy and eaten wheat all my life and will continue to do so. Sure some people are affected but its also a bit of a fad at the moment I do not over consume gluten products in the day. I feel the path of moderation is healthy Because it gives me tummy ache and I don’t feel like my body can digest it I quit about 2 1/2 years ago. It had been suggested that tiredness and joint pain could be gluten related. It was and I feel 100% better and have lost weight. Although when tested, I did not test positive for celiac, however, both my doctor and doctor of Chinese medicine recommended that I eliminate grains from my diet. Since doing so, I have noticed improvements in some areas in which nothing else worked. It is still to be determined whether this is a long term measure, or if I will be able to put grains back in my diet and some point and time. It’s deadly to me... low

cognitive response, headache, bloated stomach, tired all the time but don’t sleep well. Name it, I can almost blame it all on wheat (and sugar, and caffeine, and... I have recently found out officially that I am allergic. I had a hunch for years, but it was hard to quit. healthier lifestyle It’s easier and less expensive I can no longer digest it :( I am allergic. Foruntately I am one of these people that is tolerant of gluten. However I notice that if I take gluten out of my diet, I maintain healthier weight - no yo-yo in weight gain or loss. The biggest concern over gluten is GMO products. GMO is far more dangerous for us than gluten. Although this is not downplaying the signifcant impacts that gluten may have on us. A friend of mine is gluten sensitivity that if she eats or even tastes one tiny food that doesn’t have gluten but contains traces of it from using same kitchen knife or cutting board (cross contamination) that she will be sick for 3-5 weeks with her face looking so pale white like a ghost - throwing up, lack of sleep, tired and pain/cramps all over her body. GMO is not also not natural for our bodies to be able to process or eat and it introdcues new foreign materials to our bodies without knowing the health risks it is GMO, it is poison. I eat wheat products in moderation. I haven’t noticed any

signs in my body indicating that I am intolerant. Certainly since becoming aware of gluten intolerance I am more cautious about the amount of wheat products that I eat. I don’t seem to react to it and like things like pasta. Thankfully, I can eat anything! Gluten Free is now something of a trend. I think some people are misinformed, equating gluten free with reduced fat or calories. Its not so! there are other foods that I avoid, but I have no adverse effects with gluten. My body has always tolerated it just fine, as I believe is the case for most people. Wheat no longer is wheat. Since the 60s it has been artificially mutated into something unsuitable for human consumption. Did gluten-free for over a month as a test without any noticeable difference in how we felt. True gluten intolerance is real - celiac disease, affecting just under 1% of the pop or so. For the rest, it may be a matter of food fashion, or maybe not. Wheat (especially white flour) sits on my stomach like a rock and makes me feel heavy and uncomfortable for hours. I think it is also somewhat addicting for me. I can eat spelt, rice and other pastas with no problem. I am gluten intolerant, and it causes me a lot of grief when I consume it

The Express Survey is not a scientific survey but is intended to promote discussion in our community. The opinions presented on this page are the opinions of the author and do not represent the opinions of the publisher or staff of the Express News Update


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