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Council bans cats

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Itzy the cat, owns the street with no end Last week’s Nelson City Council While dogs have been fairly easy meeting passed a final reading of a new to ban, cats and other living creatures bylaw to eliminate wild animals from have presented a logistical problem. our downtown core. In cooperation with the SPCA and the Council has responded to com- bylaw officers, all cats must now need plaints from citizens who express dis- surgically implanted ID numbers. If a satisfaction with cats not cleaning up cat is found wandering the streets of after themselves, and some people even Nelson the cat will be confiscated and saying they have extreme fear of cats, the owner required to pay a hefty fine or especially black ones. risk having their cat sent to prison.

in sight There is one exception to this bylaw, however. Itzy the cat has been in charge of Baker Street for the last five years and her presence has been grandfathered in. When asked about the new bylaw, Itzy replied “It’s good to have the police on my side, in keeping the streets clear of other pussy riff-raff.” Council is now considering a “no talking” on Baker Street bylaw.

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Kootenay Festival of the Arts see more page 5

Sculpture Swap/Sale See more page 5

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par t of Master Plan see more page 6

Recycling in the Kootenays update on page 8

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Motes and Oats

Motes and Oats is a duo known for powerful harmonies and feel good songs. Nestled between mountains and the Columbia River in Castlegar, British Columbia, Melissa McCready (vocals, guitar, ukulele) and Shannon Moldenhauer (vocals, flute) co-write jazzy folk-pop songs inspired by their personal struggles and revelations. With help from the Columbia Basin Trust, Motes & Oats released their debut EP Simple Things (2012) which has been played by CBC Radio and various Canadian community radio stations. www.motesandoats.com facebook event

photo submitted Colin Weeks was born and raised Jake writes about what he knows. Hard in North Vancouver. He was inspired to work, hard times, shaky relationships and play guitar when he first bought the video perseverance. game “Rock Band� at age 13. Today, he Edmonton, Alberta based singercontinues to fine tune his musicianship at songwriter Jake Ian has announced that Selkirk College in Nelson, BC. his new album titled It Don’t Really James Clayton is a folk musician Matter Anymore will be released in from Peterborough, Ontario. He grew record stores across Canada and on up with his cat, Cat Stevens, and the I-Tunes on Tuesday April 15, 2014 music of Bob Dylan, James Taylor and and will be preceded by a Western Jackson Browne. Clayton studies music Canadian Tour. This is Ian’s 5th full at Selkirk College in Nelson, B.C., and length studio album and his strongest is soon headed to Vancouver to further effort to date. Recorded by Scott his career. Franchuk at Riverdale Recorders in Matcha was brewed in Washington, Edmonton, Alberta and produced by D.C., steeped in Vancouver, & poured Shuyler Jansen, Ian’s latest album building since 1988 into Nelson, B.C. He grew upcommunity disregardfeatures guest performances by Chris ing toys in favour of musical instruments, Mason and Geoff Hillhorst of the taking up the violin at age 3. A piano, a Deep Dark Woods, Paul Rigby of ukulele, and a number of recorders later, Neko Case, Jeremiah McDade and he came upon the electric guitar. Now, Grant Siemens of Corb Lund and The after years of performing, writing, and Hurtin Albertans to name just a few. recording, he is very excited to play for www.jakeian.com you some of his newest songs www.facebook.com/jakeianmusic James and Colin facebook event Expressions facebook event

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Thursday-Saturday, Apr. 3 - 5th Shows at 4 p.m. daily Nelson Covenant Church, 702 Stanley The 37 home educated students from ages 4 to 15, perform four classic stories from ‘Tales of the Arabian Nights’, which are cleverly interwoven into this colourful show featuring Princess Scheherazade. The musical is a wondrous adventure for the entire family. Entry by donation. For more information please call Kate Tait 250-352-3940

Friday, Mar. 28 in Nelson, BC. With 12 venues and over 50 artists participating. All venues are holding receptions from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., but many venues will be open all day until 9 p.m. if you want to catch a sneak peak - check ad below for details. It’s a full night, so you’d be wise to take in some of the action early. Except for the Capitol Theatre at Victoria & Ward, all venues are on Baker St. between Josephine and Falls. Cantina Del Centro is open all day until midnight for some schmoozing over margaritas after the other venues have closed. Check out and like the Blue Night Nelson facebook page for more information and updates. https://www.facebook.com/ events/461492227310869/

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Saturday, Mar. 28, 1- 3 p.m. 523 Front St, Ellison’s Cafe Sean Rodman has been nestled in the Kootenays, picking away at his songwriting most of his life. With a love for down-home soulful folk and mountains, his compositions tend to capture both. After graduating from Selkirk’s Music Program in 2007, Sean has been writing, performing, and teaching guitar lessons in the Kootenays. Red Haven is a brand new gypsyblues project based out of Vancouver comprised of the gypsy-jazz stylings of Jen Davidson (saxophone, accordion & vocals) of Blackberry Wood, the folk and blues tendencies of Brendan Steele (guitar & vocals) and Nathan Turner (banjo, guitar, upright bass & vocals) facebook

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Dance Highlights April 5th at 7:00 pm Festival Highlights Concert April 12th at 7:00 pm Admission by donation Festival Programs available at Cowan Office Supplies $5.00

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Dance at the Capitol April 2-4 Piano at Nelson United Church April 7 to 10 Strings and Guitar at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church April 8-11 Vocal, Choral and Speech Arts at Bethel Christian Centre April 8-11

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Fridays Mar. 28 to Apr. 25 Saturday May 10 and Sunday, May 11, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oxygen Art Centre 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Touchstones Nelson UBC MFA Professor and professional screenwriter Sioux Browning comes to Nelson to teach two fulldays of intensive writing, with a focus on refining action, character, dialogue and structure in your fiction. www.oxygenartcentre.org

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Baker Street’s gallery of outdoor sculptural art is soon to see a swap. And, according to Nelson’s Cultural Development Officer Joy Barrett, if you fell in love with one of the existing sculptures, this is your chance to own or lease it, and extend your enjoyment. “We have had a very positive response to the public art downtown,” says Barrett. “Now it’s time to bring in new ones, but if residents or businesses want to keep one of these unique pieces of art in the city, please contact me right away.” Barrett can be reached at cultural@nelson.ca

6 classes: April 2 - May 7, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays Oxygen Art Centre photo submitted April is poetry month! Please School tours in January join in for a new writing course with Nelson poet Susan Andrews Grace. Enjoy working with children? Writing What We Love. Interested in sharing your enthuRegister here siasm about history and culture? Kootenay Festival of the Arts Touchstones Nelson is offering a volunteer tour guide training program Apr. 5 through to Apr. 12 over five Friday afternoons. After the This venerable two-week festival training, new tour guides will shadow has been a cultural cornerstone of the with more experienced ones until they history of Nelson and Trail and all the are ready to take more of a leadersurrounding communities since 1930. ship role. A criminal record check is Indeed, it is one of the oldest festival mandatory. To apply for the training, traditions in British Columbia. Its email a letter of interest and resume to Jessica Demers: goals have always building community since 1988been to inspire, jessica@touchstonesnelson.ca educate, evaluate and promote regionbuilding community since 1988 al students in the performing arts Kaslo Jazz Etc Fest Contest disciplines of piano, strings, voice, choral, dance, drama and speech arts. Deadline for art submissions is See ad on page 4 Mar. 30. Art for posters and t-shirts or go to schedule here: http://www.kaslojazzfest.com/v3/ festival-info/artwork kootenayfestivalofthearts.ca

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Farm, food, fork Saturday April 5 at Selkirk: Festival and Feast This full day conference will feature dozens of inspiring expert speakers from near and far, the Lexicon of Sustainability art show (a 20 piece info-graphic photography show, image example attached to email), food films, action fair, workshops, a Kootenaymade food marketplace, and our very own “grass-FED Talks” theatre presentation. A mid-day organic local seasonal feast will be served to attendee’s. Sunday April 6 at the Hume: Forum and Feast This is the stakeholders event, a strategic solutions based, action-driven facilitated day, aimed at bringing together the region’s experts on food, economy, planning, education, and logistics. It is open to anyone who works in food or economy building, but space is limited to 150 people, so folks who are keen to participate need to buy tickets ASAP http://farmfoodfork.com

On March 6 and 7, the Nelson Fire Fighters camped out on a Canada Safeway rooftop for 36 hours and raised $7,000 in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada! A rooftop campout is a fundraising event where local Fire Fighters camp on the roof of a building, enduring below freezing temperatures, inclement weather, and whatever else nature throws their way, and collect donations from the public. A final thank you to the community of Nelson for Sally Armstrong: Mir Centre their generosity and for helping make Saturday, Mar. 29 at 7 p.m. muscles move! Capitol Theatre Like the facebook page In what promises to be a comSubmit your pelling and inspiring evening, Ms. Fish Heads and Flowers at Armstrong will discuss her new book, www.expressnews.ca/fishflowers.html Ascent of Women: Progress Towards Gender Justice. Tickets are $16 for the general public and $13 for students Submit your and seniors. For more information calendar events at please go to the website at https://secure.awe-hosting.com/express-secure/calendar.html Selkirk Mir Centre

We Need Your Input! Parks & Rec Master Plan Urges $4.5M Pool Repair The newly-released Parks and Recreation Master Plan has been two years in the making and details ways to improve indoor recreational facilities, parks and trails in the Nelson area. Extensive focus group and survey feedback are the backbone of the plan’s 34 recommendations. Public meetings to discuss the much-needed pool repair and other recommendations in the Master Plan are slated for this spring. The RDCK is keen to hear from residents and users of the facilities and parks. For more info, please contact: Joe Chirico, General Manager of Community Services 250.354.4386 ext. 5108 jchirico@rdck.bc.ca

RDCK Budget Taxation Check The Board of the Regional District of Central Kootenay adopted its 2014 - 2018 Financial Plan - a budget that shows a 1.4% combined decrease in taxation to the general and rural administration services for 2014. The 2014 budget is approximately $60 million. The Board anticipates that taxes in those services will show a 0% increase in 2015. Currently, the financial plan projects an anticipated increase of less than 1%. The Financial Plan may be viewed on the RDCK website at www.rdck.ca on or before March 31

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Seniors Project Brings New Funding Earth Hour in Nelson For over a year, Nelson CARES Saturday, Mar. 29, 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. has been working together with a com- Be a local champion of the environmunity advisory committee to identify ment by pledging that you’ll particibuilding community 1988 the most pressing needs of the since growpate in Earth Hour and your charity ing seniors’ population in Nelson and could win $1000 from Nelson Hydro! the surrounding region. Dubbed the Log onto the City of Nelson website “Age Friendly Community Initiative,” and click on the “I will reduce my Please and phone, fax or email with any changes or an approval. this work has brought together a proof energy consumption on Mar. 29, •from 250.354.3910 • Fax: 250.352.5075 Email: sales@expressnews.bc.ca broad cross-section of localPhone: players 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.”. – seniors’ organizations, agencies that The Express is not responsible for any errors after the client has signed off. www.earthhournelson.ca serve seniors, local government and others – to collaboratively identify service gaps and barriers and develop ATTENTION: projects to address Judy those needs. As a result of that groundwork, From: THE EXPRESS the community is now poised to take Phone: 354-3910 advantage of new funding that might become available. Fax: 352-5075 For more information about the Age Friendly Community Initiative, Issue date: contact Corrine Younie PUBLIC INPUT MEETING Size: .60 at page 250.352.2708, Extension #11. Cost: $240 +GST Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs

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Thirty-two projects that support social well-being have been approved to receive nearly $1 million in funding from Columbia Basin Trust’s Social Grants Program. “Our selection committee approved a diverse range of projects from a strong showing of applications during our annual intake,” said Sabrina Curtis, Director, Sector Initiatives. “These projects will continue to build and strengthen OK as is the social sector in our (text/design/price) region.” “After a year of development OKwork we are with noted changes thrilled to be able to offer our In School proof required Mentoring programs in 2nd Castlegar and Client Signature Nelson in 2014,” said Dana Osiowy, Executive Director. “We know about the long-term benefits to our children when they have a mentor and having a professionally trained and supported mentoring team in the West Kootenay will mean those benefits will be felt throughout the communities.” For more information about the program, visit cbt.org/sgp

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Gray Creek Hall Creston Airport, Emergency Response Building West Creston Millennium Hall Royal Canadian Legion Lardeau Valley Community Centre North Shore Hall Regional District Central Kootenay Board Room Salmo Valley Youth and Community Centre Winlaw Community Hall Tarry’s Hall Castlegar & District Community Complex (Monashee room) Rock Island Resort Burton Community Hall Burton Community Hall Royal Canadian Legion Hall Fauquier Community Hall Castlegar Community Forum – CBT Building Creston Town Hall, Council Chambers Nakusp Community Complex

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Multi-Material BC (MMBC) announced that Alpine Disposal and Recycling has been selected to manage the Central Kootenay’s curbside recycling collection services effective May 19, 2014. The announcement is a part of the MMBC program – the most extensive industry-financed recycling program ever introduced in BC. This will help MMBC to meet its government-mandated goal of 75% recovery for packaging and printed paper. Residents can expect more details in April. More info at: www.multimaterialbc.ca

An ExtraOrdinary Tea Party Friday, Mar. 28, 12 - 2 p.m. Selkirk College Castlegar in “the pit” Please join the Classroom and Community Support Worker Program for an amazing two hours of thoughtprovoking, interactive fun activities. Two hours of music, movie clips, simulations, and art, designed to increase awareness and challenge ideas or beliefs about individuals living with disabilities. For more information contact Jane Green: 250-365-1252

Affordable Housing in Nelson

Please visit the website and/or Facebook page to read SPAN’s interview with City Councillor Donna Macdonald on Affordable Housing in Nelson. This concludes a series of three interviews that we conducted based on the social issues identified through the Ideas into Actions Survey. 1) Mental Health Interview with NPD Chief Wayne Holland, Sergeant Dino Falcone & Inspector Paul Burkart. 2) Poverty Interview with Andy Leathwood, SD8 Director of Innovative Learning Services. 3) Affordable Housing in Nelson Interview with Donna Macdonald, City Councillor. Join in on the conversation! www.spannelson.ca www.facebook.com/spannelson

Nelson Rally National Day of Action for Medicare Monday, Mar. 31, Nelson City Hall. Citizens in Nelson are holding a rally, Monday, March 31 as part of the National Day of Action for a new Health Accord to protect and strengthen public health care. Bring banners, posters and loud voices for public health care! For more information contact: Pegasus at 250 229-4223

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Supporting The Bereaved For those who have lost someone through death, the cycle of loss through detachment, despair and anger to recovery can be a lonely, frightening and overwhelming experience, even when family and friends are trying to support us. Nelson & District Hospice Society is offering a free Grief Support Series for anyone grieving the loss of someone through death. The group will run for four weeks starting Thursday, May 1 until May 22 from 6 - 8 p.m. Preregistration is required but attendance is free. For more information and/or to register, please call Nelson Hospice at 250-352-2337 or email info@nelsonhospice.org

Gardening Workshops Georama Growers is offering a series of garden workshop. Cost is $5 each and all money received will go directly to Our Daily Bread Lunch Program. Expert staff members will provide informative and entertaining sessions Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. and repeated on Sunday afternoons at 1 p.m. Check the schedule on website www.georamagrowers.com register by calling 250-352-3468

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Fri. Mar 28 llEarth Hour!! Turn off your lllMotes and Oats at lights, unplug your TV, and enjoy an Expressions night Cafe, Doors open hour of darkness from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 554 Ward St. llSally Armstrong - The lllRequest DJ. Finley’s Ascent of Women Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series at the Capitol Irish Bar and Grill p.m. http://selkirk.ca/mir-centrelllSavage Blade Album 7for-peace Release party, 10 p.m. Spirit Bar

l l Refraining Disability: Celebrating Diverse Ability. Please join us for an amazing two hours of thought-provoking,interactive fun activities(music,movie clips and art). Selkirk College Castlegar Campus from 12-2 p.m. llBlue Night returns, with

numerous downtown shops will be hosting art openings. https://www. facebook.com/bluenight.nelson lSocial Dancing at Finleys 6:308:30 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. lMovie: The Wind Rises, 7 p.m. and 300: Rise of an Empire, 9:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre lGender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362.

lMovie:The Wind Rises, 7 p.m. and 300: Rise of an Empire , 9:30 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

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lFirst Baptist Church, 611 5th St., Nelson. A Family Friendly Service at10 a.m. Interim Pastor: Rev. George Sears

lllSean Rodman, Red Haven l Kootenay Christian perform at Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. 520 Falls Unplugged Sessions, 1-3 p.m. Street. Phone 1-888-761-3301. llSeeds Saturday - Castlegar Divine purpose, serving commuLibrary, 12 - 3 p.m. FREE admission

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llRain on a Distant Roof: a Personal Journey through Lyme Service. 10 a.m. All are welcome. Disease in Canada, 7 p.m. at the 602 Silica St. 250-352-2822. Nelson Library with Author Vanessa lUnity Centre of the Kootenays Farnsworth Seniors 51 – 717 Vernon St. 11 a.m. Contact – 250-354-5394 l Indoor Radio Control Helicopter and small plane flying. lCribbage at the Legion beverl Nelson

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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. CONTACT: 250-509-0151 or nexvine@telus.net Mon. Mar 31 lllSarah & Rich at the

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Wed. Apr 2 lllOpen mic night at

Expressions Cafe, 554 Ward st. 6 - 10 p.m. Coffee,tea, gourmet hot chocolate. 250-354-3910 lllPaul Landsberg at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m.

llKootenay Fest of the Arts - Dance Adjudication/Workshops, Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre lNelson Seniors Monthly Meeting, llNelson Rally: National 717 Vernon Street 10:30 a.m. Day of Action for Medicare. NOON at Nelson City Hall. Bring banners, lNelson Duplicate Bridge Club posters and loud voices for public meets 7 p.m. in The Nelson Senior health Care! Citizens Building, 717 Vernon St l l WK Naturalist lNelson Tech Club: for elecPresentation, 7 p.m. Seniors Centre, tronic hobbyists and Arduino Selkirk College Trail Campus

llMovie Member Monday:

Highway 61 (1991), 7 p.m. Civic Theatre. FREE for Members lScottish Country Dancing 7 - 9 p.m. Call 250-359-7545 or 250352-1863

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


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What’sHappening Nelson & Area: Fri. Mar 28 - Sun. Apr 6 lll

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Wed. Apr 2 continued 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.

Special Events

lLadies Target Shooting.

No experience needed. Contact Angela onthetarget@hotmail.com

for more info & to book a space lNelson Women’s Centre. Dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916.

Sat. Apr 5 lllJon Burdon & Bill Lynch, Mountain Station at Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions 1-3 p.m. lllThe Cave Singers with Shred Kelly, 10 p.m. Spirit Bar

l l Scheherazade: The lKootenay Quilters Guild Musical Adventure. 4 p.m. at the l Overeaters Anonymous every first and third Thurs of each Nelson Covenant Church, 702 Meeting, Community First Medical month. - 10 a.m. at Christie-Lees Stanley Street, by donation Clinic, 518 Lake Street, Nelson, Hall, Radio Ave u llKootenay Festival of the noon - 1 p.m., 250-354-4105 Fri. Apr 4 Arts - Dance Highlights, 7 p.m. lNelson Women���s Centre lllRequest DJ. Finley’s Capitol Theatre Drop-in. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250352-9916. lGirls’ Night with Margaret-Ann at the Youth Centre. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656. lDarts at the Nelson Legion. 7:30p.m. 250-352-7727. lNelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resource Centre. 12 - 2pm 719 Vernon St. Phone 250-352-6008.www.nelsonelderabuseprevention.org

Irish Bar and Grill

llFarm, Food, Fork: Forum lllThe Boom Booms, 10 and Feast, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The

p.m. Spirit Bar

l l Scheherazade: The Musical Adventure. 4 p.m. at the Nelson Covenant Church, 702 Stanley Street, by donation llKootenay Fest of the Arts - Dance Adjudication/Workshops, 8:30 a.m. Capitol Theatre l l Farm, Food, Fork:

Festival and Feast, 9 a.m. - 4:30

p.m. Selkirk College Nelson www. Thurs. Apr 3 farmfoodfork.com lllKiyo & Guests at the lExpressions night Cafe, open 6 Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

l l Scheherazade: The Musical Adventure. 4 p.m. at the Nelson Covenant Church, 702 Stanley Street, by donation llKootenay Fest of the Arts - Dance Adjudication/Workshops, 8:30 a.m, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Capitol Theatre lExpressions night Cafe, open 6

p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee, cupcakes lMovie: Tim’s Vermeer, 7:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre lQi Gong at the Nelson United Church 602 Silica St 10:30 a.m. $3 drop-in

p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee. cupcakes lSocial Dancing at Finleys 6:308:30 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. lMovie: at Civic Theatre lGender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362.

Hume Hotel Nelson www.farmfoodfork.com

llSeeds Sunday Gardening Series, 1-2:30 p.m. Lakeside Park

Greenhouse, Planting,Spacing, Tips and Kits lExpressions night Cafe, open 6 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.

Sun. Apr 6 lllFearing & White (roots music), 8 p.m. Spirit Bar lllNiko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m.

l St. Saviour’s Anglican Church Food Pantry, 701 Ward Street (Silica Street entrance) 9lllKaraoke at Finley’s Irish 11am. Everyone welcome. Bar and Grill 9 p.m.

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

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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Saviour’s Anglican

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

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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.

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. CONTACT: 250-509-0151 or nexvine@telus.net If you would like to submit an event for the daily mini, please send us and email at: express@expressnews.bc.ca

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ExpressionsNightCafé M a n y people are receiving this of By Nelson Becker edition the Express News Update on Thursday before 6 p.m. So if that is you, you still have an opportunity to come down tonight, Thursday, Mar. 27 and enjoy the energy of Red Haven. Hailing from Vancouver, their genre is somewhere between blues and Cajun. Friday night we’ll be presenting a Kootenay favourite duo, Motes and Oats, who live their life in Castlegar. These singersongwriters will be bringing their creative talents to

Many events at the cafe

our stage. Saturday night is especially exciting for me because James Clayton and Colin Weeks along with their opening act Matcha, have performed and developed their skills as part of open mic night, here at the Cafe. They are Selkirk music students, moving from a childhood love of music into the professional industry. Come and support them. Sunday night will appeal to a different audience. Jake Ian is a country music performer from Alberta. He has develop a sizable audience in his home province and is on a Western Canada

tour promoting the release of his album “It Don’t Really Matter Anymore.” Come and experience a style of music that is part of Canada’s heritage. Open-mic on Wednesday nights has proven to be a huge success. This past Wednesday more than 20 performers played for a packed house. As open-mic becomes more successful it also will change over time. We’re going to institute opening acts as well as guest MC’s. This week I’m proud to announce that Max Hawk will be our guest MC for the Wednesday, Apr. 2 openmic. Max has been writ-

ing songs and performing across Canada for thirtyfive years. Singing songs of hearts and love, Max tells his tales in the popular genre. The guest MC is responsible for scheduling the performers of the evening, helping them set up, introducing the musicians, telling stories and providing musical interlude between performers. I am open to your ideas, suggestions, and possible performers that you think might work here. We’re also available for rentals, parties, movies, etc.. Contact me at 250-354-3910 or by email express@expressnews. bc.ca for any inquiries.

Click to listen: www.redhavenmusic.com www.jakeian.com, www.motesandoats.com

Expressions Café supports local, we serve:

How to contact us This week’s expressNewsUpdate was produced by: Classifieds, Event Listings, Please note that the Express Up-

Nelson Becker Owner/Publisher

Robin Murray Accounts/ Layout

Rory Case Administration/ Sales/Layout

Press Releases, Fish Heads and Flowers and Letters to the Editor can all be submitted via the Express website: www.expressnews.ca You can also reach us by phone at 250-354-3910, by e-mail at express@expressnews.bc.ca or by post at: P.O. Box 922, Nelson, B.C., V1L 6A5.

date and all its contents are copyrighted by Kootenay Express Communications Corp. and may not be used without expressed permission. Copyright 2014 The Kootenay Express News Update 554 Ward Street Nelson, B.C. V1L1S9 Nelson Becker, Publisher


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Coming up at Expressions 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

$10

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

Jake Ian

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

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Saturday, Apr. 5 - 6 p.m. open for coffee & desserts

Expressions Medium Café open regular hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 6 p.m. until close Coffee, tea, juice, cupcakes, treats 554 Ward Street, 250-354-3910


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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: unknown liquid, car in creek On Monday, Mar. 24 at 1348 hours the Nelson Fire Department responded to a report of an unknown substance flowing into the west arm of Kootenay Lake. Two on duty members responded to assess the spill. Upon arrival it was observed that a large amount of white liquid was flowing from the storm drain just upstream from the Prestige Lakeside Resort. The Ministry of Environment Spill Response Team was notified as well as a Public Works supervisor was advised and requested to attend.

The spill appears to have originated a few blocks uphill and the release of product was stopped shortly after discovery. The product is not suspected to be an environmental concern and

the Ministry of Environment will be investigating and assessing any clean up requirements. Nelson Fire Rescue would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to ensure that any unneeded hazardous products are taken to the appropriate recycling facility for disposal. On Tuesday, Mar. 25 at 0640 hours the Nelson Fire Department responded to a report of vehicle that had left the road and ended up in Cottonwood Creek. Both on duty members responded immediately with one additional members responding from home. Upon arrival of the first crew, the lone occupant was on the road with a member of the Nelson Police Department. The Nelson Police Department mem-

ber had arrived on scene first and helped the driver up the bank. The first arriving crew’s primary objective was to assess the patient for injuries and ensure that no fluids from the vehicle were escaping into the creek. Absorbent pads were utilized to capture a small antifreeze leak. EHS attended to take over patient care and assessed the patient. Prior to Western Auto Wreckers removing the vehicle, Nelson Fire crews placed a boom across the creek to capture any accidental or subsequent fluid releases. No additional fluids escaped from the vehicle. The Nelson Police Department is investigating the cause of the accident. submitted by the Nelson Fire Rescue

Nelson City Police news: car inches from falling off edge On Mar. 25, at 6:45 a.m, the Nelson Police Department responded to a motor vehicle incident at the city limits, near Nelson Toyota. A pick-up truck had travelled off the roadway and was ten meters down the adjacent bank and in Cottonwood Creek. A lone male occupant was able to extract himself

and was uninjured. The matter is under block of Victoria Street. The 21 year old investigation. driver was issued a 90 day Immediate On Mar. 25, at 8:45 p.m, the Roadside Driving Prohibition and the Nelson Police Department received a vehicle was impounded. The vehicle report of a motor vehicle incident in was within inches of falling down the which a pick-up truck had travelled off embankment. the roadway and was perched at the top submitted by the Sudoku Classic Difficulty sk9E000017 of the steep embankment in the Level 700 - Easy Nelson Police Department

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Opinion&Editorial My Opinion

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The Flow of Ideas One of the best things we can do in our free time is to expose ourselves to new ideas. Whether its taking a course or simply hearing another side of an argument, the flow of ideas is one of the things that make humanity so open to change and ideas. TED is one of my personal favorites. TED is a series of conferences that spread ideas by having a variety of guest speakers speak on a variety of subjects. From new technologies, to the lack of female figures in leadership positions, it’s a

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Opinion&Editorial The Columbia River Treaty: “Silent Spring” in British Columbia Dear Editor, The year 1964 : heart attacks, death, 2 years for the smoke to clear as 2,300 of us were forced from our homes and farms. Tens of thousands of mammals drowned or starved to death. 266,518 acres of our very best valley bottoms submerged, extensive old growth forest drowned as it stood. That was half a century ago when the Columbia River Treaty dams were constructed to impound water in vast industrial reservoirs “on call” for the U.S. Today, the legacy behind these

dams is a virtual dead zone within a local climate gone awry. With the riparian area destroyed and the river’s ability to seasonally charge and release its nutrient load denied, gone are the insects, birds, bats, mammals, amphibians, vegetation, freshwater phytoplankton, aquatic larvae and crustaceans. Chemical additives from Teck-Cominco boost aquatic “nutrients”; chromosome-modified sterile triploid trout stock the reservoirs preying on remnant, ever-declining native fish; pests & disease pro-

liferate (no birds plus reservoirs’ artificial warming); no agriculture in a valley formerly the third most productive in B.C., no return of small industry that formerly sustained closely-connected human populations now gone - a dismembered river called upon to provide ever more water for US irrigation, industry, navigation, ecosystem function, direct consumption, domestic use, hydropower, recreation and “flood control”. Unethical, immoral and ultimately ruinous to both countries.

There is a solution: mid-pool reservoirs in Canada. The Columbia River Treaty is, in essence, a water storage agreement. We store water in reservoirs for the US that fluctuate from 72 to 160 feet EVERY YEAR. No ecosystem can survive that drastic a draft. If we could command that the reservoirs be more moderate in fluctuation, there is a possibility of re-establishing a riparian zone. Not like it was pre-dam, but a lot better than we have now. Janet Spicer Nakusp BC

Don’t make promises you can’t keep I feel like we’ve been led down the By Nelson Becker garden path, and in the end we still get screwed. Our greed for having everything we want and not being realistic about what we need has cost us millions and will continue to cost us millions. The new ice arena had to go through several referendums before the community supported it, and would not have passed without arts and swim community support. The

swim community was promised a pool with no chlorine. But in fact, it really is impossible to have a public pool with no chlorine at all. So some people who voted for the referendum, with the understanding that they could go to the pool without chlorine, still cant go. We were promised in the budget, the renos to the Civic Centre would include upgrades to the pool. Yes, we did get a new family pool. Yes, we did get a water slide. And yes, we did get

a roof that fell down. Now we need $4.5 million in additional renovations? I feel the cause of this is poor planning and shortsightedness. We still may have to put in the 4.5 million to keep this valuable asset. This attitude of everybody has to have exactly what they want has go to stop in our small, limitedresource community. Multi-use should be our mantra. Lets live within our means, not within our dreams.

In the last three months, have you used our swimming pool?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pool_reno 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.


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Editorial&Survey Of course the story on page 1 is our April fools joke, but we still want to know what you think anyway.

What do you think about no cats on Baker Street? https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cats_baker

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: What would you do to to visually beautify Nelson’s City Hall building?

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Other: have the outside professionally cleaned Give it a good powerwash cleaning. Including all

the windows, front, back and side, with the big spiderwebs! Clean the exterior.

plants out front, sculpture (local art) Paint each surface to reflect the natural scenery

we’d see if the building were not there Paint it just like Reo’s Video

plants and perennials. Make it mandatory for the staff working at the city hall to harbour smiles NO ART. What is this Disneyland? Everyone has different taste in art and someone’s taste should not be imposed on the public - especially on such a big “canvas”. Just clean the building and keep the grounds maintained with beautiful plantings and let nature be the art! please NO MORE BIG or

small MURALS!!!please thanks for these great opportunities to envision how we can collectively make our region better, and more beautiful. it is a very unsympathetic building to the landscape. Please ask this question re the proposed Co-Op Condo at the end of Baker. Rainbow Coloured City Hall? Perfect for Nelson as Queer City of Kootenays!

Vancouver has rainbow crosswalks and Castlegar is planning on to do the same! Yes, Castlegar! So why not a rainbow City Hall or like Nelson Becker said, Rainbow Bridge too? Get mural proposals by local established and upcoming artists to showcase their work (would save money for the tax payer) and plant ivy and other veg where appropriate...

Comments: it’s beautiful. leave it alone. why pick on a great building? How about the empty lots in Fairview where gas stations used to be....how about we beautify them? Like any house, a little bit of outside maintenance will go along way. Don’t spend money on extravagant, just clean it! white wash it hire the people that painted Reo’s video building No sprays on the above


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