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Friday, Apr. 4, 2014 Vol. 4, No. 13

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Unplugged Music see more page 4

Kootenay Festival of the Arts

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Police News: house numbers see page 12 Opinion & Editorial

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Survey page 15/16: Do you agree with a paved waterfront walkway?

Chicago Musical coming soon!

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Nelson Cohousing breaks ground see more page 6

Trash to Treasure see more on page 7

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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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Music students take the stage Thursday, Apr. 10, 7:30 p.m. $10 / $8 students Expressions Cafe, 554 Ward St

Twangy Trubadour on Tour

Bill Bourne back again

Saturday, Apr. 12, 7:30 p.m. Expressions Cafe, 554 Ward St

Thursday, Apr. 17, 7:30 p.m. Expressions Cafe, 554 Ward St

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Thea and the Fine Gentlemen: Thea Loberg (vocals), Paul Landsberg (guitar), Elian Nelson (bass) and Jason Jung (piano)

Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program students are getting ready to wrap up another school year, but not before leaving it’s mark on the town. One part folk and one part bluegrass, mix in a little soul and talented musicians and you have Sons and Daughters, the acoustic folk group under the direction of Laura Landsberg. Thea and the Fine Gentlemen is made up of one lady and three fine gentlemen. They are a quartet with a lounge vibe, reminiscent of Nat King Cole and Diana Krall. So come on out to support the students and enjoy an evening of acoustic jazz and harmony infused folk music! https://www.facebook.com/ events/643284259060445/

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Shannon Lyon is a Canadian photo submitted musician and singer-songwriter. Born Bill Bourne in Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada, Lyon Juno Award winner Bill Bourne began his musical career in Kitchener, has received international critical Ontario in the early 90’s forming his acclaim for his recordings and live first band Strange Days. performances. “When I hear Shannon, I hear the Bill Bourne has been involved in rhythms of the Midnight Cowboy, the music and celebration since he was a harmonies of an earth-bound angel, small child sleeping behind the piano the acoustic guitar that knows the at country dances where his parents pain of a heart, the building steel community guitar that played in the band. since 1988 stirs the lonely and restless lovers. But A veteran of the international roots most of all I hear the voice that echoes scene, life on the road is reflected in Earle, Farrar and Buckner, a voice that Bill’s music - powerful rhythms and haunts you like a heavy fog on a bar- soulful songs, steeped in Blues, World ren field on a cool October morning.� Beat, Cajun, Celtic, Folk, Latin, Funk, (Says Bob Egan -Blue Rodeo, Wilco) Poetry and more. http://www.shannonlyonmusic.com www.billbourne.com https://www.facebook.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ events/615905575158889/ events/247945568722355/

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Scheherazade: The Musical

Thursday-Saturday, Apr. 3 - 5 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

Bern Fortin mystery The second in the Bern Fortin series, OPEN SECRET, hits bookstore shelves next week. Two events are planned for Nelson on Friday, April 11. Author, building community since 1988 Deryn Collier will be signing copies at Otter Books, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. In the evening Oxygen Arts Centre presents the official OPEN SECRET launch at 7:30 at the Centre. A $5 donation to Oxygen Arts Centre is recommended at this event.

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Apr. 5 through to Apr. 12 This venerable two-week festival has been a cultural cornerstone of the history of Nelson and Trail and all the surrounding communities since 1930. Indeed, it is one of the oldest festival traditions in British Columbia. See ad below, or go to schedule here: kootenayfestivalofthearts.ca

Saturday, Apr 5, 1- 3 p.m. 523 Front St, Ellison’s Cafe Local guitarists, Bill Lynch (Lazy Poker) and Jon Burdon (Holly and Jon) have been playing together as a duo for the past few years and have played on shows with legendary, Texas Blues men such as Sonny Rhodes and Country Pete McGill. Mountain Station celebrates their cd release “The Groundhog Sessions”. Music, Comedy, Theatre! They entertain and lift spirits with community since 1988 Thursday, April 10, building 7:30 p.m. a variety of toe-tapping bluegrass, Rossland Miner’s Hall traditional fiddle tunes, country and Canadian born Lorne Elliot has per- folk/roots music. This 5-piece group formed from Newfoundland to New has been featured at events around York City, from Los Angeles to Australia the region (including the Hills Garlic and points in between. Lorne started Festival in New Denver for the past performing in 1974 as a folk musician in two years). https://www.facebook.com/pages/ East Coast Canada. Ellisons-Cafe-Acoustic-UnpluggedFor more background, info, live clips Sessions/134317453293369 and reviews see: www.lorne-elliot.com

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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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Digital Film Camp for Youth

National Poetry Month

DJ Volpix at Expressions

Do you know a 6-18 year old who Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. loves writing, acting, using cameras, Nelson Library video editing or just being creative? Watershed Productions and Selkirk College just opened registration for this summer’s Digital Film Camp for Youth ages 6-18. All film camp registrants are eligible to apply for bursaries to any of the programs. For more information, go to this website: http://watershedproductions.ca/filmcamp/ www.facebook.com/ watershedproductionsnelson Nelson Library celebrates National Poetry Month with Jane Byers’ book launch!

Thursday, Apr. 24, 7:30 p.m. Expressions Cafe, 554 Ward St Born in Calgary, Alberta, then shortly afterwards, moved to Nelson, B.C; Rhys Nybo has always been involved in music and art. He started becoming involved with DJ mixing in 2013. Rhys’ DJ name is DJ Volpix, inspired by animation. He is a self taught DJ and practiced his skills and talents while preparing to perform. Rhys has a positive attitude, a good sense of humour, loves to have fun, and is laid back. He likes to be fully prepared, organized and ready to perform. He’s creative with photography, film making, drawing, writing poetry and has a passion for music. https://www.facebook.com/volpixdj

The Nelson Public Library celebrates National Poetry Month with a book launch: poet Jane Byers launches her first volume of poetry, Steeling Effects. Reflecting on her own life from difficult birth through teenage challenges to new parenthood in a same-sex relationship, Byers asks questions about strength and resilience in a collection that has been described as “an incendiary experience of language.” Byers is a past winner of the Nelson and District Poetry Competition and recipient of the 2014 Richard Carver Award. Byers will have copies of Steeling Effects on hand at her launch. For more information: call 352-6333 or go to www.nelsonlibrary.ca

Thursday, Apr. 24. Doors at 7 p.m. Capitol Theatre What happens when a group of teens get together and decide to do a tribute to their favourite movie? You get another amazing Nelson Youth Theatre show! Singing, dancing, Tbirds, Pink Ladies and old Rydell will all be there. This show will have you singing and dancing in your seat. Zoe Burrell and Evan Forst star as the unlikely couple Sandy and Danny. Accompanied by past NYT actors such as Zooey Bingham, Zorn Rose, Tate Whitman, Maddy Reilly, Tucker Bingham and more. And welcoming some new faces to the NYT gang. For tickets and information go to www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca

CHICAGO the Musical Thursday, June 12, 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre The team that brought you last year’s scintillating spectacle, Cabaret, is back - this time with a little more jazz, a little more sass, and a few more murders. Black Productions is proud to present the Tony award-winning musical, Chicago, running June 12th-15th. Set against the backdrop of prohibition-era Chicago and featuring some of the best music Broadway has to offer, Chicago is a story of ambition, celebrity, and the seductive power of the spotlight. Tickets for Chicago are on sale now, $20 students and $25 adults and are available at the Capitol Theatre box office (250-352-6363), or by visiting. www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca

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Nelson Cohousing Breaks Ground

Firefighters: Training Challenge

RDCK Buys Fire Trucks & Saves

The RDCK will be adding four new The RDCK is pleased to recognize the hard work and success of 12 fire trucks to its fleet at a significant cost Robson/Raspberry volunteer firefight- saving for taxpayers. The fire halls at Ootischenia, Crescent ers who were recently presented with certificates for successfully complet- Valley, Slocan and the North Shore will ing the NFPA 1001 Firefighter 1 cer- welcome their new rapid-response/crew transport vehicles in mid-April. tification. “The RDCK has a policy of mainOnly three years ago, the volunteers had achieved RDCK Firefighter taining a fleet of safe and effective appa1 certification. Training Officer Chris ratus,” said Terry Swan, Regional Fire McBain then challenged his crew to Chief at the Regional District of Central aim for the next level of training. Two Kootenay. “Standardized design and firefighters actually challenged the group purchasing enabled us to procure Level II certification and were suc- custom-built trucks for a total saving of $200,000,” he added. cessful. Swan points out that Village of “The RDCK is proud of these fireNelson Cohousing at Six Mile has Slocan’s current vehicle is not “roadfighters for their hard work, tireless officially moved into full development worthy,” while the apparatus in Crescent volunteerism and great achievement. as of early 2014. Located at the end of Valley and the North Shore are “vintage Their training is a great benefit to their Heddle Rd. their vision for commu1970s.” The Ootischenia vehicle will be community,” said Terry Swan, RDCK nity is now very rapidly becoming a an addition to its fleet. Regional Fire Chief. reality. Since purchasing the 26 acres www.rdck.bc.ca www.rdck.bc.ca of land bordering Duhamel Creek a year ago, the group has swelled from 15 to 21 families with only three openings remaining to complete their membership expectations for 24 households.On Sunday, April 13 they will be screening the documentary Happy at Expressions Cafe in Nelson, as it seeks three additional families to join in this tremendous community initiative. The group will be planning a variety of local events so be sure to follow their progress at http://nelsoncohousing.com or phot submitted https://www.facebook.com/ Robson/Raspberry Volunteer Firefighters receiving their certificates. nelsonlandgroup Movie Screening: Happy Sunday, Apr. 13, 2 and 7 p.m. Expressions Cafe, 554 Ward St

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National Leadership Clinic Four local teams have been awarded spots at the upcoming National Environmental Education Leadership Clinic that will take place at Nipika Mountain Resort from April 26-29. The competition for the 8 available team spots was highly contested, with 22 teams made up of 88 educators from across the country submitting applications. Local teams include Rocky Mountain School District #6, Wildsight, Wild Voices for Kids and a newly formed group of early childhood educators looking at developing a plan to provide more opportunities for environmental education in the early years. For more information on CBEEN and the Leadership Clinic please visit www.cbeen.org

Trash Treasure Day! Saturday, Apr. 26 In celebration of earth day, Trash to Treasure day is back! This one-day event is your chance to help reduce waste by giving away your used household items or claiming old treasures from your neighbours! You can participate by collecting unwanted household items, putting them by the curb where treasure hunters can access them. Create a sign to let treasure hunters know that your items are up for grabs, and then removing all remaining items from the curb by 4 p.m. Easy as that! Download a sign for your lawn at: www.rdck.ca or www.rdkb.com To advertise in the Express News Update call 250-354-3910

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Retiring IH Board Member

Whats it All For?

Interior Health expressed its Tuesday, Apr. 8, 7 p.m. appreciation to long-standing Board Shambhala Performance Hall, Director Glenn Sutherland, who 702 Tenth St. retired from the Board when his term expired on March 31. “Glenn has been a part of our Board for nine years, showing a tremendous commitment to health care for our region,” says Board Chair Norman Embree. “On behalf of the Board, I would like to acknowledge the dedication he brought to Interior Health throughout his tenure.” The Board of Directors functions as the governing body for Interior Health, providing oversight on the organization’s strategic direction to the Senior Executive Team, which is responsible for day-to-day operations. Board members are appointed by the Province of British Columbia. www.interiorhealth.ca

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“To infinity and beyond!” is the Nathan Betts from RZIM is precatchphrase of Buzz Lightyear, anisenting and taking questions on The mated hero of Disney’s Toy Story Pursuit of Meaning and Significance movie. “To $15,000 and beyond!” is of Life. Admission by donation the theme of the Nelson Civic Theatre’s nelsoncovenant@gmail.com Concession Upgrade Campaign. Having raised over $330,000 so far, the $15,000 target represents the remaining 5% of funds required to release a $50,000 matching grant from the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust. A Toy Story-style rocket ship located in the lobby will track donations as the Nelson Civic Theatre shoots for $15,000—and beyond. Donations can be made online or by dropping in to the theatre ½ hour before showtime. photo submitted www.civictheatre.ca Nelson Civic Theatre Concession Campaign takes off

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Festival and Feast, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Selkirk College Nelson www. farmfoodfork.com lExpressions night Cafe. Games Night. Open 6 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: Captain America:

Winter Soldier, 7 p.m. at Civic Theatre lGender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362.

Greenhouse, Tips and Kits

Planting,Spacing,

lExpressions night Cafe, open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee. cupcakes lMovie: Captain America:

Winter Soldier, 7 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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lSacred Heart Mass, Kaslo

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l St. Saviour’s Anglican Sun. Apr 6 Church Food Pantry, 701 Ward Street (Silica Street entrance) 9lllFearing & White (roots 11am. Everyone welcome. music), 8 p.m. Spirit Bar Sat. Apr 5 lllNiko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. lllLive DJ free cover, top 40 playing the 70s-now. Finley's lllKaraoke at Finley’s Irish lllJon Burdon & Bill Lynch, Bar and Grill 9 p.m. Mountain Station at Ellison’s Cafe lMovie: Captain America: Acoustic Unplugged Sessions 1-3 p.m. Winter Soldier, 2 & 7 p.m. at Civic lllThe Cave Singers with Theatre Shred Kelly, 10 p.m. Spirit Bar

lFirst Baptist Church, 611 -

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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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 Mon. Apr 7 lllSarah & Rich at the Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m.

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Susan Foot at the Women’s Centre 9-11.45 call 551-4951

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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

lNelson Women’s Centre

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. Wednesdays from 12 - 2pm 719 Vernon St. Phone 250-352-6008. www.nelsonelderabuseprevention.org

Thurs. Apr 10 lllSons & Daughters and Thea and the Fine Gentlemen: Selkirk Contemporary Music, 7:30 p.m. at Expressions Cafe. $10/$8 Students lllKiyo & Guests at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m. lllLive DJ at Finley’s Irish Bar & Grill, 9 p.m.

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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) 9lLadies Target Shooting. 11am. Everyone welcome. No experience needed. Contact Sat. Apr 12 Angela onthetarget@hotmail.com lllLive DJ free cover, top for more info & to book a space 40 playing the 70s-now. Finely's lToastmasters: Improve your lllLive DJ at Wait's News, public speaking, communication and leadership skills. 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. www. toastmasters.org lNelson Women’s Centre. Dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916.

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

l l l Shannon Lyon, singer-songwriter performs at Expressions Cafe, 554 Ward St. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15

lll66/360. Corazon’s 66 singers encircle the audience. Five Fri. Apr 11 20-minute concerts start at 1:30. lllRequest DJ. Finley’s Tickets $10. Touchstones Nelson. Irish Bar and Grill Info: 352-7670 lllLive DJ at Wait's News, lMovie: at Civic Theatre 10:30 p.m. - 3 a.m. lNelson Chess Club meets: lllMiss Quincy: early show, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nelson’s Senior Ed Solo: Late show, Spirit Bar

lllElectro Social Club at The Royal, 9 p.m. More info at www.electrosocialclub.com llDeryn Collier will be signing copies of OPEN SECRET at Otter Books, from 3 - 5 p.m. and Oxygen Arts Centre at 7:30 p.m.

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lSocial Dancing at Finleys

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Immaculate Mass, Nelson at 7 p.m. lSacred Heart Mass, Kaslo at 4 p.m.

Sun. Apr 13 lllNiko at the Hume Library

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

lllKaraoke at Finley’s Irish

Bar and Grill 9 p.m.

lllThe Kootenay Festival of the Arts, F estival Highlights Concert, 7 p.m. Capitol Theatre

Ongoing Events llNelson Cohousing film

showing “Happy” at 2 & 7 p.m. Expressions Cafe, 554 Ward St. FREE or by donation lMovie: at Civic Theatre lFirst Baptist Church, 611 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

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ExpressionsNightCafé Selkirk music, touring musicians, and a movie

I’m very excited about this upcoming week, because of By Nelson Becker the diversity of events that are happening at Expressions. On Thursday Apr.10, we are presenting premier performances by Selkirk College Contemporary music. Sons and daughters will open the night and Thea and the Fine Gentlemen will follow. Sons and Daughters is led by Laura Landsberg, who is an amazing soul-transforming vocalist. After a short break the evening will continue on with Thea and The Fine Gentlemen led by Paul Landsberg. Paul is an exciting jazz guitarist. When I listen to his music, I forget about time. It will be a great night of acoustic jazz and harmony infused folk music! If you come this night, not only will you have immense enjoyment but you will also support our music school and

students. Saturday, Apr. 12, Shannon Lyon will grace our stage. Shannon is a singer-songwriter with deep roots in our Canadian culture. He has been performing for many years and has several CDs. His songs have a personal flavour, yet he sings about things we can all relate too. On Sunday, Apr. 13, we’re being taken over by the Nelson Cohousing group. While their intent is to the promote their Cohousing project, they will be presenting the movie “Happy” for the general public for two showings, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Entrance is free or by donation. The following week we’ll be presenting Bill Bourne on Thursday, Apr. 17, whose immense Canadian travels have been one of the threads that holds our country together. Pre-sale tickets for all shows are available at Expressions. Call or email

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Motes and Oats perform last Friday at Expressions Cafe

Click to listen: www.shannonlyonmusic.com www.billbourne.com, www.facebook.com/expressionsnelson

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

RCMP News: church fire, vehicle collision On Mar. 18 at approximately 11:45 p.m., Castlegar RCMP and Castlegar fire department responded to a fire at the Kinnaird Church of God on Columbia avenue. Click here for details: http://castlegar.bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=1017 &languageId=1&contentId=33942

On Mar. 25, Trail and Greater District RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision involving a silver truck and a beige car at the corner of Bailey Avenue and Second Avenue in Trail. The two occupants of the car were transported to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail as a result of inju-

ries sustained in the collision. Police are requesting assistance from the public. If you witnessed the collision which occurred at 5:40 p.m., you are asked to contact the Trail and Greater District RCMP detachment at (250) 364-2566. submitted by the Nelson Fire Rescue

In an effort to serve you better, the Nelson Police Department is requesting that residents post visible street numbers on your homes. In emergency situations, every minute is critical, so take the time to make sure your house numbers are visible from the street to help emergency responders help you faster Ensure the numbers are bold and large enough to see clearly from the

street. Numbers should be contrasting color to the background. Place numbers beside or above the main entrance, so first responders can detect them. If the entrance is more than 15 meters from the street, or is not visible from the street, a second set of numbers should be on a mailbox or on a post at the street or end of the drive. Reflective numbers or a light above the numbers are best practice.

Clearly mark separate suites in a multi-residential home or building. If your house is on fire, smoke and flames will indicate your location, but if you are the subject of different types of 911 emergencies and your home is not clearly marked, first responders lose time searching for your address. submitted by the Nelson Police Department

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Fish Heads and Flowers Fish Heads To the city who has not washed the streets or sidewalks. Park your car on Baker and it’s covered in dust... people with dust allergies are coughing and wheezing and merchandise in the fine shops of Nelson are covered in dust daily. Time to clean up the winter mess..... Flowers to my mom

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Opinion&Editorial My Opinion

Letters and submission Policy and Guidelines

by Spencer Pollard

Opinions Don’t Equal Facts Something I’ve noticed over the years is as soon as someone voices their opinion, in many cases, they get shutdown. Why is that? Are people incapable of accepting other viewpoints or do they occasionally react in a less then desirable manner? I just think people need to focus more on the discussion then the feelings that can be associated with a differing opinion. We all have differing opinions on a myriad of subjects. Why should we all have the same opinion? I think it’s because many people can’t understand

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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 sk9E000018 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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Opinion&Survey When is a Walkway not a Walkway Nelson’s waterfront walkway is a mess and for many By Nelson Becker inaccessible people. The city of Nelson and its people have committed to having a waterfront walkway from one side of the city to the other, but we have neglected to standardize what the walkway is. The walkway is part of our community property should be defined and should include definitions of width,

lighting, and surface. The width should be wide enough for bicycles and pedestrians without them coming into conflict with each other, and the lighting should be done in such a way as to not pollute the sky for a starry night time vision. At the airport it is a dirt path, and in front of the mall and it is hard to find where the walkway is, however the path is very beautiful along the soccer fields.

There could be sections such as front of the airport where half could be dirt and the other half paved. It’s not sufficient to say we want a walkway as a dirt path that is difficult for mobility challenged people, as well as wheeled transportation such as bicycles, wheelchairs, and skates. Ideally, the whole length of the walkway should be paved; the walkway was meant for all and we should make sure we live up to that promise.

Do you agree? Nelson’s waterfront walkway should be paved.

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

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: Would you like to see cats banned on Baker Street?

YES 19.05% NO 80.95%

What about other animals/comments: NO!!! People have stopped visiting because of the dog ban. Cat purring is extremely dangerous to the human ear. If there’s a way to keep the street clean, tidy, and safe, I don’t think a total ban is necessary. yes YES ban the illusive Taggers and Graffitis They are way way worse in not cleaning up after themselves...and they do it on purpose...cats at least can’t help their biological functions! I don’t like the laws banning animals. Bring back dogs.

smokers and snotty children Some two legged ones maybe. YES! all four-legged animals should be banned. I can think of some 2-legged ones also however... Squirrels and pigeons need to be banned first. I came here with my dog, and was camping at the city campground. I could not leave her there alone and I could not bring here with me to town. I did not know this when planning my trip. I had to leave as I was planning to shop and eat at

restaurants. I never see cats causing any trouble! It’s lovely to see them napping in windows or sunshine... Also, black cats have a bad rap. The SPCA tells me that black kittens are always the last to be adopted. No cat discrimination! banning cats is nuts I love cats. They bring a smile to my face. They do not attack people. People who are afraid of cat, could spend their energy and money getting therapy. Best idea from council in years. Making Nelson a totally cat free zone would even be better. Cats are an ivasive species

from the Middle East that has decimated the song bird population in North America. Anyone who considers themselves an environmentalist that has a cat is a hypocrite. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cat on Baker street and have lived in Nelson for 36 years. It’s not the animals that should be banned, it’s the owners who don’t pick up after their animals that should be banned. I totally believe that cats should be banned forever! I am a cat lover and if cats get banned from Baker street then I will sue the city.

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Survey

Last week’s survey response:

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

36.1%

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Comments: I like the Castlegar pool much better and use it more often. The chlorine makes my son sick, so he refuses to swim there anymore. We thoroughly enjoyed the Revelstoke pool, which is purified with saline instead. I actually felt energized by the water there. I wish we had the same kind of water purification system here. Otherwise, our pool is very nice and well-equipped. we need to correct all that needs correcting and then swim swim swim. The lowest bid isn’t always the best!!! Lets fix it (nothing fancy); just fix it, and maintain it properly. They have refused to accommodate working women with a workout schedule they can actually utilize. Most of the time the pool is empty. Hot tub rules not enforced. Babies with diapers in the hot tub. Over

staffed, under utilized, poorly managed. It’s a place we go to each week as a family, and we all love it. Introducing our son to water & the love of swimming was very important to us, and it’s a great facility we’re grateful to have. I swim laps for half an hour every second day. We went to the pool once. Nice facilities but way too much chlorine. The pool is part of what makes Nelson a great city to my family. With the short outdoor swim season around here, it’s great for the kids, and essential for growing up and being a good swimmer. I use it for laps 1/wk. Living within our means means looking at the importance the pool plays in health of its users and the effect that has on lowering health care costs. I use the fitness centre regularly and this is all part

of the mix. Originally, the referendum never claimed to upgrade the “whole place” but would concentrate on a new arena with some upgrades to the rest as the budget would allow. That was what?, ten years ago now... and here we are still with that list on our hands which needs to be dealt with. Buildings grow old and require constant investments; its the cost of our civilization. No, I haven’t, but have been in the facility and notice that the pool appears to be well used by a variety of age groups. My eyes burn from so much chlorine! I swim every week as often as I can. The pool is the only place I can safely exercise. After six major surgeries it is literally a life-saver, not a luxury. Even when I lived out of town I came in for the

exercise programs. For me, and very many others, the gym is not an alternative. And, the pool is often full of many kids of all ages playing together. nicely uncrowded mid day mid week clean. there is too much chlorine, if you are replacing the water system lets get the latest technology, let’s make it right for the next generation! I would use the pool a LOT more if there were less chlorine in the water. I really hope that if upgrades are done, a water-purifying system involving much less chlorine is TOP priority. I never use it. It contains chlorine!! I use the pool for exercise 3-5 times per week. Also the hot tub and dry sauna for health reasons. The pool is an absolute necessity to my health and well-being!

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