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Friday, May 16, 2014 Vol. 4, No. 18

New sculptures for Nelson

Survey results:

page 13: What our readers think of these sculptures

Also Inside this issue: Ken Stead, Jon Burden and Bill Lynch at Expressions CafĂŠ

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Steve Sabo, Lead Hand of the City of Nelson Public Works Department, works on installation of this year’s selection of outdoor public sculptures.

Cottonwood Market starts up See page 5

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This talented folk musician is inspired by family, friends, and the people he meets on the way. His songs reflect life’s experiences, his spiritual journey, and lessons he has learned on the road. He delivers in an uplifting and affirming manner that leaves an audience energized, connected, and knowing that life is better at the end of the evening than it was at the beginning. Ken writes with depth and insight and his strong voice takes his listeners on a journey along with him, drawing them in, lifting them up, and leaving them wanting to hear more when the song is over. www.kenstead.net/videos

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Blue Night

Thursday, May 22, 7:30 p.m. at Expressions CafĂŠ , 554 Ward St. $10-$15

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Jon Burden and Bill Lynch

Friday, May 16, various Saturday, May 24, 7:30 p.m. at Expressions CafĂŠ , 554 times and locations in Ward St. Tickets $10, 250-354-3910 Nelson Over 35 artists from Nelson, Rossland, Fruitvale, Slocan Valley, and parts unknown are exhibiting works. Opening receptions from 7pm-9pm across Nelson. Several venues will be open early for sneak peaks during the day and a few are staying open late. All venues are family friendly. For photos submitted details on locations and art- Jon Burden (L) and Bill Lynch (R) ists visit the: blue night facebook page Local guitarists, Bill as one half of the acoustic Lynch and Jon Burden, have blues duo, Holly and Jon. Jon been playing together as a plays solid rhythm to Bills Detour duo for the past few years and fiery lead lines and plays and Friday, May 16, 8 p.m., have played on shows with sings in a low-down, soulful Saturday, May 17, 3 and 8 legendary Texas Blues men blues style. Jon has a rich p.m. at the Capitol Theatre such as Sonny Rhodes and musical vocabulary and also A contemporary theatre Country Pete McGill. writes beautifully; his songs dance performance directBill Lynch is the founder clearly draw on a deep musied and choreographed by of Nelson’s favourite blues cal reservoir. Hiromoto Ida, Detour is the party band, Lazy Poker, who Together, their blues and story of a man and woman have been entertaining Nelson roots music has been described from the “Walkmanâ€? era who audiences for decades. Bill is as “Fret Board Rippin’ buildingan community since 1988 song- Acoustic Blues.â€? Their sound are not tech savvy. They missed also accomplished the wave of high tech and fell writer and composes songs is also very contemporary rather hopelessly, floating in that incorporate Latin and folk oriented with some hints the middle of murky waters, Turkish melodies combined of Latin and Middle-Eastern watching the cool surfers ride with insightful, poetic lyrics. flavour. A Vancouver blues the big waves. Can they find Jon Burden has played in man referred to their music as each other again in this high a number of regional bands “Matador Bluesâ€? and that is tech world? over the years and locally, as good a description as any. www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca is best known for his work expressions facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1422044211395551/

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Artwork at the Nelson Library

Spring Band Concert

Tuesday, May 27, 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 611 Fifth St.

Young artists opening reception: Thursday, May 22 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library The Nelson Public Library and 4Cats Art Studio team together this month to display fresh paintings by fresh young artists. Works will be displayed in the children’s area of the Library through the summer. Meanwhile, in the adult section of the Library, Nelson artist Bev Krupp’s paintings are now on display. Krupp photo by mary defeo sees her role as an artist as mining Community Band French Horn players for beauty, to find the truth in chaos The Nelson Community Band is and destruction. The Krupp exhibition holding its annual Spring Concert, continues until the end of June. submitted by the with lively music from classical to Nelson Public Library contemporary. Joining them is special guest the Glacier Harmonies Vocal All are welcome to come CJLY Breakfast/Open House Ensemble. have a lovely evening of musical enterSaturday, May 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at tainment. Admission is by donation. Kootenay Co-op Radio, 308a Hall St submitted by the Nelson Community Band As part of their Annual Membership Drive, Kootenay Co-op Radio will Double book launch be holding its legendary Pancake vs Waffle Breakfast and Open House.The Tuesday, May 20, 7 p.m. at the Nelson event will be will be “jam” packed Public Library with free live music and interviews, Kootenay authors Sean Arthur and pancakes, waffles and coffee and Joyce and Vangie Bergum celetea will be by donation. brate their new books in a double for more info: book launch. Joyce’s book is titled http://kootenaycoopradio.com Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest: Canada’s Home Children in the West and Bergum’s book is titled To put your business card in the Downstream: Bestemor & Me. Express News Update for more info: call 250-354-3910 http://nelson.bclibrary.ca

4th Annual Oxygen Art Market

May 23, 24, 25, Friday 7-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 320 Vernon Street (back alley entrance) Over 40 established and emerging Kootenay artists submit their paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and other 2D work for this weekend-long event, which has over 150 pieces on display. Fifty percent of the sales will be given to the Oxygen Art Centre. for more info: www.oxygenartcentre.org

Valhalla Dance Party! Friday, May 16, All ages: 5:30-9:30 p.m Adult Only: 9 p.m. -1a.m. at the Slocan Legion Hall Celebrate the awesomeness of Valhalla Children’s Center with Adham Shaikh & “Irie Vibes” reggae band, and “Martine” from Breakaholics Crew. Dance for “the plan” Mommas & Pappas! From 5:30-6:30 p.m. all ages can learn to breakdance and then simply dance from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The party then goes on for adults only from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. (sorry, no minors). Admission is $15.00. submitted by the Valhalla Children’s Center Submit your Press Release at www.expressnews.ca/pressreleases.php

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Community Market Opens Saturday May 17, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cottonwood Falls Park in Nelson

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Come on down and celebrate the opening of the 2014 Cottonwood Community Market. Market-goers will find everything from bedding plants to locally grown produce, delicious ready to eat foods, organic meat and eggs, handmade artisan gifts, and locally made body care products. Live music will be provided by local favourites Morien Jones from 10 to 12 and Rob Funk and Brian Rosen from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. for more info: http://ecosociety.ca/markets/ cottonwood-market

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Harrop Wetlands Meetings

Take Back Our Coast event

Tuesday, May 20, 7:30 p.m. at Nelson United Church, 602 Silica St. Alex Atamanenko, MP, is hosting featured speaker Nathan Cullen, MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, on the Nelson leg of his TAKE BACK OUR COAST tour across British Columbia. Cullen’s tour focuses on engaging communities across the province to educate and organize against the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker project. The tour will engage forums in each community, featuring opportunities for participation to elicit experiences and insights that can be brought to bear against Northern Gateway. The goals are to identify local leadership, to rally and energize support, to use local wisdom to identify best practices, and to create a plan for each community to apply pressure before the June 2014 decision. http://takebackourcoast.ca

Tuesday May 20 from 7-9 p.m. Harrop Hall Sunday May 25 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Harrop Hall Sunday May 25 from 4:45-6 p.m. at trail head by the Sunshine Bay Riding Club in Sunshine Bay Regional Park The Friends of Kootenay Lake has received $35,800 from the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program and Environment Canada to restore the Harrop wetlands in Sunshine Bay Regional Park. They are seeking community input into the design of the restoration project and have invited all community members to three planning meetings. People may also submit feedback anytime by emailing info@friendsofkootenaylake.ca for more info: www.friendsofkootenaylake.ca

Natural Building Workshops

High speed data connectivity is now available for business customers throughout most core commercial areas of Nelson, BC. Local telecommunications and IT service provider DHC Communications Inc is leveraging the City of Nelson’s new fiber optic network to deliver carrier grade services including lightning fast highspeed internet, shared IT/server access and local off-site automated data back-up. for more info: www.dhc.bc.ca/nelsonfiber

Weekends, May 24 to July 21 Snow’s Hillhouse Microfarm will host natural builders Kata Polano and Sean Breathnatch for a six-part workshop series on building an affordable, natural sauna structure. The series will building community since 1988 start on May 24th and wrap up on July 21st, covering everything from the ground to the roof. for more info: www.hillhousefarm.ca

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Earth Hour Donation

Fish and Wildlife grants given

Recycling Depots stay same

Thirty-four fish and wildlife projects in the Columbia River Basin watershed are being given more than $860,000 in grants through the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP). First Nations, conservation and stewardship groups, biologists and agencies will use the money to undertake their projects that will support conservation and enhancement aimed at fish and wildlife in the Columbia River Basin. To read about the projects that received funding visit: www.bchydro.com/content/ dam/BCHydro/customer-portal/ documents/corporate/environmentsustainability/fwcp/fwcp-columbia2014-2015-project-summaries.pdf

In the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) all recycling depots will continue to operate status quo when the Multi Material BC (MMBC) Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Program rolls out across the province on May 19, 2014. “The RDCK is not part of the MMBC program and will continue to provide uninterrupted recycling depot services throughout the region.� stated Uli Wolf, General Manager of Environmental Services. Curbside recycling programs in Castlegar and portions of Area H, I & J, Nelson, Kaslo and Nakusp will be part of the new MMBC program. for more info: www.recyclinginbc.ca

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Julia English and her dog, Dakota (R) hands a cheque to Rob Andrew, Manager for the Nelson BC SPCA and his dog, Scotty (L)

Julia English was randomly selected from the hundreds of people who pledged their participation in Earth Hour 2014 to choose a local charity of their choice to receive $1000 from Nelson Hydro and Julia chose the BC SPCA (Nelson Branch). Energy reduction links can be found at: www.earthhournelson.ca

Clara rides into Nelson Saturday, May 24, around 5 p.m. beside Gerick Cycle and Ski, fundraiser 7 p.m. at the Prestige Clara Hughes is a six-time Canadian Olympic speed-skating and cycling medallist on a 110-day national bicycle tour through every province and territory to encourage all Canadians to be part of the conversation about mental health and help end the stigma around mental illness. Money raised through her visit to Nelson will go to a new Mental Wellness Fund at the Osprey Foundation. for more info: ospreycommunityfoundation.ca

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What’sHappening Nelson & Area: Fri. May 16 - Sun. May 25 lll

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Fri. May 16 lllBig John Bates w/ Mrs Strange & The Other Wayne King at Spiritbar 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. lllValhalla Children’s Center Dance Party at the Slocan Legion Hall All ages: 6:30-9 p.m., Adults only 9 p.m.-1 a.m. ll DETOUR by Hiromoto Ida at the Capitol 8 p.m. ll Blue Night Art Openings at various Nelson locations. (see ad previous page) llArgentine Tango workshops this weekend at the Nelson Legion Building. Beginners welcome. Maria: (250) 354-8085 to preregister lExpressions Night Café , 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: Heaven Is For Real 7:30 p.m. Bad Words 9 p.m. at Civic Theatre 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.

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Sat. May 17 lllMat the Alien 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 llCottonwood Market Opening Day 9:30 am to 3 pm at Cottonwood Falls Park in Nelson. Vendors. Live Music ll DETOUR by Hiromoto Ida at the Capitol 3 & 8 p.m. Social Dance 8-11 p.m. at the Nelson Legion Building. Everyone welcome. Maria: (250) 354-8085. $15 lExpressions Night Café , open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee. cupcakes Wifi. lThe Vienna Café hosts John the Magician starting at noonish. Magic at your table!! lMovie: Bad Words 7 p.m. and Heaven Is For Real 9 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. May 18 lllNiko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. lllKaraoke at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill 9 p.m. lMovie: Heaven Is For Real 7:30 p.m. Bad Words 9 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. 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. May 19 lllSarah & Rich at the Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m. lLa Leche League Nelson breastfeeding information and support. 1 p.m. 312 Silica Street 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

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lllDoug and Melody 6 p.m. The Library Lounge llDouble book launch at the Nelson Library 7 p.m. New books by Vangie Bergum and Sean Arthur Joyce lMovie: Heaven Is For Real 7:30 p.m. Bad Words 9 p.m. at Civic Theatre l Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak meet every week at 7 a.m. at the Hume

Wed. May 21 l l l Open mic night at Expressions Café , 554 Ward st. 6 - 10 p.m. Coffee,tea, gourmet hot chocolate. 250-354-3910 lll Paul Landsberg at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. llTransition Nelson AGM and Social. Community First Health Co-op, Room 102, 105-518 Lake St. 4-6 p.m. lAlzheimers/ Dementia Caregiver support group meetings. 2nd Wednesday Monthly. 7 p.m. Call 250-352-6788 or email Jleffelaar@ alzheimerbc.org 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. continued on next page...


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Wed. May 21 cont’d 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. 250-352-5656. 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. May 22 lllKen Stead at Expressions Night Café , 554 Ward Street. Uplifting folk music, 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. 250-354-3910 lllKiyo & Guests at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m. lllLive DJ at Finley’s Irish Bar & Grill, 9 p.m. lllBonobo (DJ Set) w/Mooves at Spiritbar llBackstage Bedlam presented by Get Bent Active Arts Society at the Capitol Theatre 7:30 p.m. llThe Mishras: Kirtan; from Varanasi, India. at the Moving Center 533 Baker, 7:30-9:30 p.m., suggested donation $15 lMovie: Rhymes For Young Ghouls 7:30 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

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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 23 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 l l l Tequila Mockingbird Orchesta and Fish & Bird at Spiritbar lllRequest DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill, 9 p.m. lllLive DJ at Wait's News, 10:30 p.m. - 3 a.m. llOxygen Art Market Over 40 established and emerging Kootenay artists 320 Vernon Street (back alley entrance) 7-10 p.m. lExpressions Night Café , 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: at Civic Theatre 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.

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Sat. May 24 lllJon Burden and Bill Lynch at Expressions Night Café , 554 Ward Street. $10. 250-354-3910 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 llOxygen Art Market Over 40 established and emerging Kootenay artists 320 Vernon Street (back alley entrance) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. llPancake vs Waffles Breakfast and Open House at Kootenay Coop Radion 308a Hall St 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Live music. lCottonwood Market 9:30 am to 3 pm at Cottonwood Falls Park in Nelson. 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 25 lllNiko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. lllKaraoke at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill 9 p.m. llOxygen Art Market Over 40 established and emerging Kootenay artists 320 Vernon Street (back alley entrance) 10 a.m. to 5p.m. lMovie: at Civic Theatre

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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

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RCMP news: tragedy in New Denver

On Saturday May 10, at approximately 5:30 p.m. the Slocan Lake RCMP were notified of 2 people holding onto a partially submerged canoe in Slocan Lake. The canoe was approximately 150 meters from shore. Slocan Lake Search and Rescue,

with assistance of the BC Ambulance Service and Slocan Lake Fire Department were immediately dispatched to the scene. The responders located an unconscious female inside the canoe, however, could not locate the other 2 people. Local enquires determined that 4

young people, ranging in age from 16-21 had departed from New Denver and planned to canoe to Roseburry on far side of Slocan Lake, a distance of approximately 6 kms. The female was taken to the New Denver medical center, however, passed away that night.

The RCMP dive team continues to search for the three people still missing, concentrating on the Bigelow Bay area working out from the shore toward deeper water. So far they have had no success. submitted by the Central Kootenay Regional RCMP

Over the May 9-11 weekend the Nelson Police Department received several reports of bears in both the Hospital and Fairview areas of the City. Members were able to locate a black bear in the Seventh and Gordon Street area and used nonlethal flash bangs to scare the bear which is the preferred method if the bear is not aggressive. In this event, the bear had several bags of garbage strewn around the area. The public is reminded to keep their garbage secure

as easy access to garbage will cause more bear encounters and the bears will not leave if they can continue to access food sources (garbage) in the City. On Saturday, May 10 at 5:10 p.m. the Nelson Police Department received multiple 911 calls for a fight in the area of Ward and Baker Streets. The fight was between two intoxicated males and resulted in an arrest. One of the combatants was held due to his being intoxicated and was

released when he was sober. The fight was consensual and no charges are pending. On Sunday, May 11 at 6:30 a.m., the Nelson Police Department received several calls regarding a male who was passed out on the shoulder of Hwy 3A just before the Lakeview Crescent exit. Initial reports were that the male had fallen from a 5 metre wall adjacent to the highway however upon assessment by paramedics it appears as if the male was intoxicated and had passed

out and not fallen as was initially reported. On Monday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m., the Nelson Police Department received a report of a female passed out in the park in the 500 block of Hendryx. A 50 year old female was the subject of the complaint, was intoxicated and had court imposed conditions not to consume alcohol. Charges for breach of probation are pending. submitted by the Nelson Police Department

Nelson City Police news: bears and booze

Public urged to help keep wildlife wild It may be early in the season, but there have already been many wildlife concerns reported: Black bears have been causing property damage and finding garbage both in the City of Nelson and in RDCK Areas E and F. There are grizzly bears feeding on the vegetation and on ground squirrels at Apex and at the Cottonwood Park area. The trails in the area are closed due to bear activity. Please respect the trail closure. Coyotes are now raising

young and have been reported stalking pets. Keep an eye on your pets so that they do not become a coyote meal. No cougars have been reported near homes since winter, but it is wise to keep deer from becoming comfortable near your home. Cougars may stalk those deer living in your yard. You can report any safety or property conflicts with widlife to the Conservation Officer Service on the RAPP line at: 1-877-952-7277. https://www.facebook. com/Wildsafebc

Garbage is incredibly attractive to bears because of its high caloric content. It’s ursine junk food and difficult to give up.

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Opinion&Editorial My Opinion

by Spencer Pollard

The Death of Guitar Music? Guitar music has been considered dead on and off for some time now and yet this is completely untrue. Although the musical landscape is often populated by Electronic Dance Music and hip-hop, when it comes to the mainstream this does not mean that guitar music or rock music is on its way out. It simply just needs to innovate. Rock music has had to survive by innovating itself numerous times through the years and it appears to have not done that in some time. Just because it hasn’t innovated doesn’t mean

that rock music has died. There is plenty of fantastic recent rock records that are out that are worth checking out. I also find it entertaining that people say “guitar music is dead,” and yet you never hear someone say “Oh no! Drum music is dying!” Although rock music no longer dominates the charts as it once did, it doesn’t mean it’s dead. So, if you are sick of hearing the same genres of music on the radio, try looking at the online charts or go sifting through your local record store if you are just dying to hear that new sound.

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Fish Heads and Flowers

Flowers to the crew Fish Heads to my cat who cleaned up the inter- because he likes fish. face area above LVR, nice Signed: Mew job. Now, if only it could Flowers to great artwork be kept that way! and hardworking artists. Signed: Appreciative signed: Art Lover

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Opinion&Editorial Victoria Day is Nice, More Holidays Would be Nicer This Monday is Victoria Day celebrating By Nelson Becker Queen Victoria. I propose that we have room in our calendar for more holidays, not only to have more time off to spend with our families but also to acknowledge other things that we want to celebrate, such as our volunteers. Why not have a day called Community Day where

each of our communities big and small celebrate ourselves? Of course we have Canada Day and that has meant we have learned more about Canada’s history and the glue that binds us as a nation. Having a Community Day would encourage us to learn more about our own history and culture. Each community could name the day for themself, so, while it would fall on

the same Monday every year, we could call it Nelson Day, Ymir Day, Winlaw Day and so on. I propose the last Monday in September. Community Day is not just about history and culture but also about what gives the feelings about living in a community. It’s what connects us all. A regular recharging of our batteries will enable us to be more productive when we are at work.

Arrow Lakes Fisheries compensation a failure

commentary by Gord Grunerud, West Kootenay Zone President and Harvey Andrusak, Director BC Wildlife Federation The Kootenay region has ally formed a program called Lakes Reservoir kokanee accountability for what is endured a disproportionate the Fish and Wildlife Program population since the early taking place on the Arrow amount of ecological dam- (FWCP) in the mid-1990s to 2000’s. By 2013, the popu- Lakes Reservoir. BC age due to numerous upper restore fish and wildlife loss- lation was nearly as low Hydro points out that the Columbia Basin hydro devel- es, especially those related to as the numbers after the Ministry of Forests, Lands opments that have generated the Revelstoke Dam. Revelstoke Dam and before and Regional Operations considerable economic benAt the Revelstoke Public nutrient addition began. (FLNRO) is responsible for efits to the province, but also Hearings, Arrow Lakes Today, the total kokanee managing fish and wildlife. caused significant social and Reservoir fish losses were spawner population is far FLNRO is incapable of environmental damage to the identified and agreed upon less than the restoration tar- having an arm’s length relaregion. The most recent dam by BC Hydro and the gov- get. tionship with BC Hydro and at Revelstoke caused huge ernment. The Revelstoke The FWCP response to holding the corporations’ disruption and losses to fish Dam blocked the movement what has recently happened feet to the fire by insisting and wildlife populations that of an estimated 500,000 on the reservoir is irrespon- on BC Hydro meeting its were identified at public hear- kokanee, 1000 rainbow sible. The current measures compensation obligations. ings in Revelstoke in 1978. trout and 4,000 bull trout. In to produce fewer but larger The BC Wildlife During the 1980’s, BC the past two decades, little Arrow kokanee while put- Federation urges people to Hydro made a number of has been done to replace ting the trout at risk is in write to their MLAs and commitments to restore bull trout and their number sharp contrast to what is Ministers demanding a fish and wildlife lost due to today are less than before successfully done on nearby change to the administration their Columbia River hydro Revelstoke Dam was built. Kootenay Lake. Why is the of the FWCP by removing it developments, including the The FWCP’s own tech- Arrow being managed dif- from the hands of BC Hydro Revelstoke Dam. The govern- nical reports document the ferently? and demanding accountabilment and BC Hydro eventu- slow decline of the Arrow Clearly, there is no ity within FLNRO.

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Opinion&Survey This Week’s Survey Question Do you agree: Canadians should have more Statutory holidays? Do you agree: Canada should have a Community Day Statutory holiday?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/more_holidays 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 do you think of the sculptures on Baker Street?

They’re all wonderful 70% I like some of them 27% They’re a waste of space 3% Comments: Great work, thanks to the artists. The one of the giant pinecone beside Mallards is fantastic the others are fine. The sculpture walk in Castlegar is fabulous this year and would encourage Nelson art lovers to go for a walk around them. They add greatly to the artistic reputation Nelson has - kudos to the city for entering into a partnership with Castlegar Sculpturewalk, I would encourage everyone to get out there if possible and view this year’s show. Don’t forget the one on Victoria outside of the Capitol Theatre. Such a treat to discover the new sculptures! I think those who choose the art need to listen more carefully to what the community wants!

I luv the way we bring culture to our downtown and showcase what we value, however, I find the cost of the sculptures quite high considering we only lease most of them. Can’t we have artists showcase their ‘stuff’ feeless? The artists could hold a silent auction on their art work as it’s on display. They get a sale, we get free art, and higher / faster rotation of the art itself. Just a suggestion ;) Thought last years were better. One of them looks like bones from an animal carcass. So grateful for the idea and the execution of it. Totally enhances downtown area. More would be good. I think one is just OK. The rest, meh! Art is a very personal thing, so would prefer to see some less “contemporary” for a change. cool.

Castlegar has much better downtown art display . I love the idea of rotating art, so bringing in the new pieces to welcome spring was a nice touch on Baker. Thanks! Ugly as sin, Bring Back the Trees Please. Love having art in public spaces, available for all to view, enjoy, discuss. Enhances our community! I just love them. I like how they inspire conversation; positive or negative because that is what art is supposed to do! Each sculpture brings me much joy, regardless if it matches my personal taste in art or not. I haven’t noticed them. I appreciate having public art and the fact that some of the work changes every now and then.

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