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Friday, Apr. 25, 2014 Vol. 4, No. 1

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Canadian Search and Rescue did a training exercise in Nelson which included parachute jumping on Wednesday, Apr. 23. These people help to rescue those who get caught in avalanches or other disasters. Fortunately, this day, they were just having training and fun at the same time.

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Announcements SWING LESSONS WITH Peter

Clement & Kristina Burkhardt May 4, 11, 18, 25 5:30pm - 7:00pm at Finleys Have fun and feel competent by learning the basics of partner dancing: Connection, Rhythms, Lead&Follow, Improvisation. Preregister please: peteclement@gmail. com 250 551 0333 $45. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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AGM on April 29th, 7pm at Nelson United Church, upstairs. Snacks served.

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Automotive-Sleds/ Bikes 2006 KTM 450XC, runs great, new tire, oil change, ready to ride. $3200 Rahm 250-304-4315

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Richard Council from May 16-18th. http://goo.gl/kD8jKv for info. SEEDS’ SPRING SALE: Adopt a Pot of organic vegetables: Lakeside Park Greenhouse. Sunday April 27, 10-3.

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Power Outage Scheduled for parts of Nelson

Sunday, Apr. 27, 6-10 a.m. Uphill area - all streets between Victoria St and Gore Street (including Mountain Station) Gyro area – sections of High Street to Selby Street (inclusive) Government Road

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We are looking at reorganizing how things are done here at the Express News Update and Expressions Café. The responsibilities for producing the Update/Minis and posters for Expressions will now be done by Robin Murray, who has been working with us for many years. New Job description: We are looking for a person with strong administrative skills and experience. This part-time position, seen as Monday and Tuesday, would include keeping up with correspondence, maintaining contacts with non-profits, editing press releases, assisting Nelson in booking talents at Expressions Café, and updating our Facebook pages. While this position is not graphically inclined, it is hoped that over time the candidate would act as a back-up in producing our publications. Please send resume and cover letter to Nelson Becker at nbecker@uniserve.com. The job will start as soon as possible.

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Arts&Entertainment

Rowberry Reveals “Truth.�

UNDER 19 Film Festival

Singer-Songwriter Jim Dorie

Saturday, May 3, 7 p.m. at the Saturday, May 3, 8 p.m. at Monday, Apr. 28 at 6 p.m. on CJLY, Rossland MIners’ Hall Expressions, Cafe, 554 Ward Street Kootenay Co-op Radio The Rossland Council for Arts When Richard Rowberry ran for and Culture and the Rossland Youth mayor in the fall of 2011 claiming Action Network present the 7th annuto be possessed as the ghost of John al “Under 19 Film Festival�, featuring Houston, his candidacy was dismiss films by youth from the West Kootenay by many as a prank. The fact that in region. Local participants aged 10-19 the end he received 20% of the votes years from the West Kootenay area cast was taken to say more about were invited to submit short films Nelson than his own political merits. (10 minutes in length maximum) in Now, a year and a half later, Rowberry six categories: from Documentary to has come forward to set the record Sports and Adventure. New this year straight in his radio play, “The Ghost is the addition of short, under 19 secof John Houston�. Those who can’t photo submitted ond “Mini-clips�. wait until Monday’s broadcast can Jim Dorie previous submissions: access a podcast on: Jim Dorie brings his East Coast kootenaycoopradio.com http://u19filmfest.com/ hard working songs to Nelson on his Bill Bourne and Alan Kirk “Drop Forge� cd release tour. Jim It Takes Two to Tango worked a full industrial career while Friday, May 2, 8 p.m. Silverton raising and educating three children. Gallery and Saturday, May 3, 8 p.m., Friday, May 16 - Sunday May 18 at An avid reader and audiophile, he Langham Cultural Centre in Kaslo The Legion: 402 Victoria St Richard Council, an exceptional began writing as a way of capturing instructor with over a decade of some of the stories about local history experience, announced his exclu- and characters he was learning about sive Tango training event scheduled after returning home to Nova Scotia. “Over the years, as a musician and in Nelson. The event will consist of producer I have heard a lot of music. 6 advancing lessons, a potluck dinMy attention is caught when songs building community since 1988 ner and Practica and Milonga over have integrity, good stories, strong the 3 day period. Recommended photos submitted for beginner and intermediate danc- melodies. Jim Dorie’s songs have all Alan Kirk (L) and Bill Bourne (R) three, but also something more. Jim ers. Juno Award winning singer-songContact Maria Schuh at (250) 354- tells the truth in his songs. Songs writer Bill Bourne will be returning to from real life. What a great gift!� Dan 8085, or mistisosplace@gmail.com. Nelson and surrounds, to play three Rubin – Blue Island Records For full schedule see: shows with local songwriter and perlisten to Jim at former Alan Kirk. http://goo.gl/kD8jKv http://www.jimdorie.com www.billbourne.com

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Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert

Book Launch Triple-Header

Monday, Apr. 28, 7:30 p.m. at St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral $15 Selkirk Pro-Musica finishes off a successful concert season with the local ensemble Trio Voyage, an acoustic trio that explores music from many different corners of the globe. The trio plays traditional music rich in diversity as well as their own, “world inspired” compositions. Improvisation plays a prominent role in the repertoire of the group as the performers freely interpret music from around the world, making each performance a unique experience for the listeners and performers alike. Guest vocalist Laura Landsberg will also join in. Tickets are $15 and available at Otter Books and at the door. submitted by Selkirk Pro-Musica

Friday, Apr. 25, 7:30 pm Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (on alley) Regina poet Bruce Rice will be launching The Trouble With Beauty, which responds to the landscapes of western features photos of Saskatchewan’s prairies and hills by Dennis Evans. Winlaw poet Tom Wayman will be launching two volumes of selected poems released last month: The Order in Which We Do Things and Built to Take It: Selected Poems 1996-2013. The poets’ appearance, part of Oxygen’s Presentation Series, is free ($5 donation appreciated) and open to the public. For more info: www.oxygenartcentre.org

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Documentary Film: Ingredients

Monday, May 5, doors 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Theatre Ingredients: The Local Food Movement Takes Root is a documentary film that The Nelson Food Cupboard and SEEDS are joining forces to bring to Nelson. A one night only special screening of this movie highlights the rising local food movement, whose proponents are shrinking the gap between farmland and dinner table. Our very own Jon Steinman, from Deconstructing Dinner, will speak on what is happening in our region. This informative fundraiserwill also host a great silent auction, raffle, volunteer and membership opportunities and more. submitted by the Nelson Food Cupboard

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Parks & Rec Open House Monday, Apr. 28, 5 – 7 p.m. at Nelson & District Community Complex Arena Concourse Tuesday, Apr. 29, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Seniors Citizens Association 717 Vernon Street, Nelson and 7 – 9 p.m. at Balfour Hall Wednesday, Apr. 30, 6 – 8 p.m. Mount Sentinel Secondary School Reflecting the wishes of residents in the community—that’s the ultimate goal of the Nelson and District Parks & Recreation Master Plan. The Open House is a light and interactive event. Large, colourful displays will pique people’s interest, generate conversation and help residents visualize the future possibilities of recreation in the RDCK. There will be lots of one-on-one discussion, Q & A with the designers of the plan and a brief presentation. Drop in for sweet and savoury finger food and valuable door prizes! For more info: rdck.ca/masterplan

Bear activity closes trail April 22 until June 15 The RDCK is closing a portion of the Nelson-Salmo Great Northern Trail because of bear sightings near Cottonwood Lake. In consultation with BC Conservation Officer Service, regional bear biologists and the Ministry of Forest Land and Natural Resource Operations, the Regional District of Central Kootenay is initiating an annual spring trial closure for a portion of the Nelson-Salmo Great Northern Trail. The annual closure will include the trail south of Cottonwood Lake parking area to Hall Siding. Signs will be posted accordingly at the entrance to trail closures. For more info: http://www.rdck.ca

BC Tax Forum

Sunday, Apr. 27, 7 p.m. Nelson United Church, 602 Silica St.

Food Cupboard AGM

Tuesday, Apr. 29, 7 p.m. at Nelson United Church, upstairs Join the Nelson Food Cupboard for their Annual General meeting. Snacks will be served. http://www.foodcupboard.org

Green Party AGM and Potluck Sunday, May 4, 4 p.m. at the Senior’s Centre, 717 Vernon The Kootenay-Columbia Green Party of Canada is holding its AGM together with a potluck party. Come photo CPPA one, come all to attend this fun social Seth Klein event. Please bring a potluck item Breaks for the one percent, or edu- and a friend. nelson.creston.greens@ cation, health care (and more) for the gmail.com or Ann @ 250 352 7300 rest of us? It seems no one likes to pay Phase 1 of Teacher Strike taxes, yet taxes finance community services we all need, such as schools, BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) colleges and universities, environ- voted to be on strike commencing mental protection and health care. The Wednesday, Apr. 23. During phase Nelson (W. Kootenay) Chapter of the 1 of their strike action, schools will Council of Canadians will host a BC remain open. The BCTF has statTax Forum. Seth Klein of the Canadian ed that teachers will “…continue to Centre for Policy Alternatives will be teach, write report cards, communicate the keynote speaker. A panel of rep- with parents, and participate in their resentatives from the four major BC volunteer extracurricular activities.” political parties have also been invited Teachers will not undertake any manto take part. dated supervision of students outside For more information, contact of regularly scheduled classes, attend 250-229-4223 or 250-352-9871 any meetings with management, provide principals or other administrators Online Trading Presentation with any routine printed, written, or Tuesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at the electronic communication or be at Nelson Public Library a worksite prior to one hour before The stock market…that’s for commencement of instructional time experts, right? Not necessarily, says andone hour after the end of instrucOnline Trading Academy graduate tional time, other than for pre-arranged and presenter Cal Reeks. A success- voluntary activities. For more info: ful stock market trader since 2008, Reeks offers to demystify online tradwww.bctf.ca ing at a special presentation at the www.bcpsea.bc.ca Nelson Public Library. This two-hour www.sd8.bc.ca presentation is offered free of charge, although a donation to the Library submitted by School District 8 is welcome. A full course in Online Trading is in the works for the fall Submit your Press Release at through Selkirk College. www.expressnews.ca/pressreleases.php nelsonlibrary.ca


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Trash to Treasure Day Saturday Apr. 26, all day to 4 p.m. Collect unwanted household items, Place them by the curb where treasure hunters can access them. Create a sign. www.rdck.ca

Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gazebo at the lake end of Hall St. Come one come all to an Earth Day Shoreline Restoration Event at the dog walk park next to the Prestige Hotel in Nelson. Bring a pair of work glovesand shovel (if you can) the rest of the tools will be supplied. There will also be outreach booths set up by local environmental groups as well as free chili, cupcakes and refreshments. For more info: www.friendsofkootenaylake.ca

Poverty Reduction Workshop

Thursday, May 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce, 225 Hall St. This FREE one day workshop aims to engage a broad cross section of our community in defining the first steps to building a Nelson Poverty Reduction Strategy. It’s an interactive session that will share knowledge on local poverty and examples of successful community based strategies from across Canada. Guest speaker Jill Zacharias, RCSDC Social Develop-ment Coordinator, shares lessons learned from the development of Revelstoke’s plan to reduce poverty. For more info: spannelson.ca

Rally for Wild BC

Direct Action Training

Saturday, Apr. 26, 1 p.m. Nelson City Hall With pipelines, ski resorts, mines, and clearcuts proposed across BC, the wilderness of our home is under an unprecedented threat. Come add your voice to the call for an end to the industrialization of our ecosystem. Speakers will include David Reid and Keith Wiley with more to be announced. Live music by Marion Bergevin, Doug Piper and Rob Funk will add flavour. Coleman Webb will be doing live painting, with the painting up for auction at the Rally. For more info: www.ecosociety.ca

Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Oxygen Arts Centre, #3 - 320 Vernon Street (alleyway entrance) Three community groups in the Kootenays are bringing an intensive one-day workshop on nonviolent direct action training to Nelson. The Nelson Chapter of the Council of Canadians, Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free B.C., and the Kootenay Direct Action Community have united to bring none other than Brigette DePape, the young page who stood up in parliament holding a Stop Harper sign, to share her experiences with direct action. Other instructors are Leila Darwish, Organizer with the British Columbia-Yukon Organizing Office of the Council of Canadians; and Randy Janzen, Instructor in the Peace Studies Program at Selkirk College and Community Garage Sale former Director of the MIR Centre. Saturday, Apr. 26 from 9 a.m. – 1 To register contact KDAC@gmail. p.m. at 12 Mile Storage, 4691 Hwy 3A com. $10 - $25 suggested donation. The first ever “North Shore Limited space, so register soon. Community Garage Sale” is taking Earth Month Bike to School place this Saturday. Stop by and discover some great bargains, free breakClass 6 students at Nelson Waldorf fast snacks and drinks. school are launching a Bike-A-Thon Any vendor fees collected go starting Earth Week. The students proto the EcoSociety in support of the pose to bike to school as many days as Interpretive Centre at Kokanee Creek they can until the end of May. Their Provincial Park. Vendors will be given objective is to lessen their impact a locker to set up the day before. on the environment, fundraise for an Come to buy, sell, or just for the upcoming school bike trip in June and fun! Admission is free. For further give back to the community. They are information or to reserve a table, donating 10% of whatever they raise contact 12 Mile Storage at (250) 825- to the West Kootenay Eco-Society. 9666 or visit: to make a pledge visit: www.12mile.ca http://class6bikeathon.eventbrite.ca

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Fri. Apr 25 lllEl Jimador w/ Just B at Spiritbar lllEvery Friday is Swing Night at Finleys 7-9 p.m. 1st and 3rd Fridays: Clinton Swanson Live Alternate Fridays: Mixed dance

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lllRequest DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill, 9 p.m. lllLive DJ at Wait's News, 10:30 p.m. - 3 a.m. llPoetry Launch with Bruce Rice, Tom Wayman, Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St., 7:30 p.m. lGames Night at Expressions night Cafe, Open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. 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. lGender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362. lSt. Saviour’s Anglican Church Food Pantry, 701 Ward Street (Silica Street entrance) 9-11am. Everyone welcome. lMovie: The Grand Budapest Hotel at 7:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre

Sat. Apr 26 lllBass Coast Tour feat. The Librarian, Max Ulis & Sabota at Spiritbar lllLive DJ at Wait's News, 10:30 p.m. - 3 a.m. lllLive DJ free cover, top 40 playing the 70s-now. Finley's llRally for Wild BC, 12 p.m. Nelson City Hall llEarth Day Celebration, 10 a.m. Gazebo by the Prestige (Hall St)

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llTrash to Treasure day give away used household items or claim old treasures from your neighbours. Put items outside with sign until 4 p.m. llNorth Shore Community Garage Sale, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 12 Mile Storage, 4691 Hwy 3A lExpressions night Cafe, open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee. cupcakes lMovie: The Grand Budapest Hotel at 7:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre lNelson Chess Club meets: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nelson’s Senior Association, 717 Vernon St. All ages welcome lMeat Draws at Nelson Legion. 3:30p.m., in beverage room with Karaoke after. 250-352-7727. lCathedral of Mary Immaculate Mass, Nelson at 7 p.m. lSacred Heart Mass, Kaslo at 4 p.m.

Sun. Apr 27 lllNiko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. lllKaraoke at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill 9 p.m. llSEEDS’ SPRING SALE:

Adopt a Pot of organic vegetables: Lakeside Park Greenhouse. 10-3 p.m. llSlocan Valley Threads Guild annual Yard and Yardage Sale, fabric, crafts, treats, raffle tickets and plants, 7112 Perry’s Back Road (5 minutes North of Winlaw) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. llBC Tax Forum, 7 p.m. Nelson United Church, 602 Silica Street, Nelson lMovie: The Grand Budapest Hotel at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre lFirst Baptist Church, 611 - 5th St., Nelson. A Family Friendly

Service at10 a.m.Interim Pastor: Rev. George Sears lKootenay Christian Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. 520 Falls Street. Phone 1-888-761-3301. Divine purpose, serving community developing relationships lSt. 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. lNelson United Church 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 lBethel Christian Centre. 623 Gordon Road, Nelson BC. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. For more information please call 250.352.9322

Mon. Apr 28 lllSarah & Rich at the Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m. llParks & Rec Master Plan open house Nelson & District Community Complex Arena Concourse 5-7 p.m.

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l Movie: The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival at Civic Theatre. This screening is a fundraiser for the Self Design High WildEarth Program. lScottish Country Dancing 7 - 9 p.m. Call 250-359-7545 or 250-352-1863 lQi Gong at the Nelson Seniors Centre 719 Vernon 10:30 a.m. $3 drop-in

Tues. Apr 29 lllDoug and Melody 6 p.m. The Library Lounge l l Nelson Food Cupboard AGM, 7 p.m. at Nelson United Church, upstairs. Snacks served. llParks & Rec Master Plan open house Seniors Citizens Association717 Vernon Street, Nelson 9:30-11:30 a.m. Balfour Hall 7-9 p.m. l Indoor Radio Control Helicopter and small plane flying. All ages welcome, Central School 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. $5 Gym fee lMovie: The Grand Budapest Hotel at 7:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre l Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak meet every week at 7 a.m. at the Hume

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Wed. Apr 30 cont’d llParks & Rec Master Plan open house Mount Sentinel Secondary School 6-8 p.m. llEconomics of Poverty Talk 5:30-7 p.m. at Touchstones Nelson 502 Vernon Wine and cheese to follow. Admission by donation. 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 Clinic, 518 Lake Street, Nelson, noon - 1 p.m., 250-354-4105 lNelson Women’s Centre Dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916. 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

Thurs. May 1 lllKiyo & Guests at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m.

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lllLive DJ at Finley’s Irish Bar & Grill, 9 p.m. llNelson Poverty Reduction Strategy FREE one day workshop Guest presenter Jill Zacharias shares lessons learned from Revelstoke. Online registration: www.spannelson.ca llFree 4 week Grief Support series starts May 1 6pm. Run by trained facilitators. Register at 250-352-2337. lExpressions night Cafe, open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee, cupcakes lMovie: Enemy at 7:30 p.m. at 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 info & to book a space lToastmasters: Improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. www. toastmasters.org lNelson Women’s Centre. Drop-in. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916. lKootenay Quilters Guild every first and third Thurs of each month. - 10 a.m. at Christie-Lees Hall, Radio Ave u

Fri. May 2 lllEvery Friday is Swing Night at Finleys 7-9 p.m. 1st and 3rd Fridays: Clinton Swanson Live Alternate Fridays: Mixed dance playlist by Peter. lllRequest DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill, 9 p.m. lllLive DJ at Wait's News, 10:30 p.m. - 3 a.m. lGender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362.

lGames night st Expressions night Cafe, open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee. cupcakes lWomen of all ages get together to knit, crochet lace, make rugs & more. Women’s Centre 10-1 p.m. lMovie: at Civic Theatre lSt. Saviour’s Anglican Church Food Pantry, 701 Ward Street (Silica Street entrance) 9-11am. Everyone welcome.

Sat. May 3 lllJim Dorie, Nova Scotian Singer-songwiriter at Expressions Cafe, 8 p.m. (doors open 7:30) $10 lllLive DJ at Wait's News, 10:30 p.m. - 3 a.m. lllLive DJ free cover, top 40 playing the 70s-now. Finley's llWorld Labyrinth Day celebration. Walk as One at 1 p.m. at the Lakeside Labyrinth ll7th annual “Under 19 Film Festival”, featuring films by youth from the West Kootenay region. 7 p.m. at the Rossland MIners’ Hall $5/$3 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. May 4 lllNiko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. lllKaraoke at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill 9 p.m.

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llGreen Party AGM and Potluck Party 4 p.m. at the Senior’s Centre, 717 Vernon Street lMovie: at Civic Theatre lFirst Baptist Church, 611 5th St., Nelson. A Family Friendly Service at10 a.m.Interim Pastor: Rev. George Sears lKootenay Christian Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. 520 Falls Street. Phone 1-888-761-3301. Divine purpose, serving community developing relationships lSt. 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. lNelson United Church 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 lBethel Christian Centre. 623 Gordon Road, Nelson BC. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. For more information please call 250.352.9322v

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ExpressionsNightCafé Nova Scotia’s Jim Dorie will entertain

O n S a t u r d a y, By Nelson Becker May 3, Jim Dorie will take over our stage. He is a singer-songwriter from Nova Scotia. His songs are about life and relationships, telling songs that are

honest and compelling. We are very fortunate in our small community to have such polished and engaging performers such as Jim sharing his experiences with us. This is a show not to be missed! Friday nights are Games Night at

Expressions Cafe. We have been getting a steady crowd of folks coming out to play a variety of board games and card games. Children are welcome, so this is the perfect family outing for a Friday evening. Why not get together with some other families and meet here

for Games Night with us? We have hot chocolate and coffee to enjoy with your friends as well as a selection of games on hand. There’s lots of fun to be had in a comfortable atmosphere and we’ll be the ones cleaning up and washing the dishes afterwards!

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Selkirk College students playing at Expressions Cafe on April 10.

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

Nelson City Police news: On Friday Apr. 22 at 6 p.m. a motorist called to report a pair of intoxicated males on the side of the highway who had thrown something at his truck. When he pulled over to talk to them one attempted to fight him so he left and called NPD. Officers arrived to find the two still in the same area drinking. One was arrested and charged with public intoxication, lodged into cells and released when he was no longer a danger to others.

The other was charged for consuming liquor in public and, being sober enough to care for himself, was allowed to go to a nearby friends home for the evening. On Saturday Apr. 23 at 11 p.m. the Nelson Police received several 911 calls about a crazed male covered in blood running around breaking windows in the downtown area. One person attended NPD office to report he had smashed her car windshield with her still in the vehicle.

Nelson Police members raced to the scene and managed to take the obviously delusional male into custody. He had to be transported to hospital due to his bizarre behavior and injuries he caused himself. The 33 year old male remains in police custody and will appear in Rossland court April 23 to answer to charges of mischief to property, causing a disturbance, resisting arrest and breaching release conditions. The annual Fair was

in Nelson over the Easter weekend. The Nelson Police increased patrols to ensure a safe fun time for people of all ages. There were numerous liquor seizures in and around the event but no major incidents. As a reminder to those that feel they need to have a drink at these type of events the fine for carrying open liquor or consuming it in a public place is $230. submitted by the Nelson Police Department

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Rotary calls for Community Service Award nominations Deadline for Nominations: Thursday, May 22 Rotary Daybreak Club wishes to honour young is calling for nominations adults, ages 25 to 40, who of Nelson and area adults are showing leadership and for recognition through our participation in making Community Service Award. Nelson and area a better The Daybreak Club community.

The chosen recipients will be honoured at a Rotary Daybreak meeting. People can send nominations containing full contact information for the nomi-

nee and description of community service, to: Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak mdmiller@uniserve.com submitted by Rotary Daybreak

BCSPCA News: local fundraising success, new website for injured animals

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Our local BCSPCA receives $1297.95 raised at recent event

Dandy Snow Lion Events ( Nuzla Izmirli & Leah Jade Snow) held their First Annual Masquerade Party Last month. The event was a full fundraiser with many donating their time and energy, to not only brought an amazing event to the Kootenays, but to also raise funds for our local Nelson SPCA.The event raised $1297.95. There were many amazing DJs playing both

rooms of the Spirit Bar for the entire evening, and many a creative mask and costume in attendance. There was even a prize for the best handmade mask. Provincially, a new website profiling injured animals currently in the SPCA’s care and encouraging donors to be part of their treatment and rehabilitation was launched this week. spca.bc.ca/ medicalemergency


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Opinion&Editorial My Opinion

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Manners are important, just as important as they were years ago. Manners are often put aside to get what we need as soon as we can but we shouldn’t lose a part of our humanity just to see our goals to fruition. Be respectful of those around you and be polite and courteous whenever you can. It may sound like common sense when I say this but you’d be surprised at how often people ignore these things. There are many expectations that are the norm when it comes to social behavior and its

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Opinion&Survey Is complimentary health care just for the rich?

By Nelson Becker

.The community of Nelson is full of complimentary and alternative health care service providers. We

have many pracrtitioners and many clients. Some complimentary health care services are covered by the BC Medical Services Plan and some are not. I wonder, how

well utilized are these services? Are they affordable if they are not covered and if they are not covered, does that mean only the rich can afford complimentary health care?

Do you use complimentary health care services? Should all complimentary health care services be covered by the BC Medical Services Plan

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

Do you agree? We should be recording every City council meeting.

Comments: When Shaw Cable had a community programming director here in Nelson, city counsel meetings used to be video taped, then shown on Shaws community program channel a few times during the week. Fed. and prov. gov’ts question periods can be viewed on T.V. - why not the municipal gov’t meeting? It could be available for viewing on the City of Nelson’s website. A recording should also be available for public viewing of RDCK’s meetings - after all, we no longer have a daily newspaper. These are public offices - and the public deserves to be kept informed. It’s now affordable and many people are not able to attend for a variety of reasons so let’s be open and include everyone. It would hold them accountable for what so often turns out to be false promises. Minutes are taken and public. No need for the extra expense of recording and storing electronically!!! Really please ask questions on important relevant issues to the community! You can do better and in the past you have done better. Thank you.

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why??? It’s the public’s right to know! I’m not sure it would create a more knowledgeable and involved community. I do feel it would make city council more transparent and accountable having an archive of meeting for people to review. Do they not keep minutes that the public can read on file? If yes and no one accesses them or rarely accesses meeting minutes, I feel the cost of implementing live streaming would be a waste of time and money. Knowing that all being said in meetings is recorded and available to the public may make councilors do their job more responsibly. And topics or keywords of the contents in each meeting should be searchable by Internet too for easy finding. agreed that it shouldn’t be controlled by cable company thats a really dumb question. Who would do it and how much would it cost?

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I think it’s fairly common that people shy away from getting involved on particular issues (and from voting in general) because of a lack of information around issues on the table, as well as an inability to really get a feel for how someone will represent us with both the larger issues on the table and with the day to day details of running our city. Anyone can build a solid platform with the right people/money supporting them. Not everyone can walk their talk. Transparency, such as recording City Council meetings, will allow people to choose to become informed from the beginning of an issue and creates an avenue by which community members can form their own opinions and become involved in ‘real time’. Transparency in this way will also protect council members from being unfairly judged due to an over processed interpretation of ‘the facts’. I can’t imagine there would be any hesitation to live streaming on the part of all of our City Council members given they are there to represent both us individually and ultimately the greater common good.

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