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Friday, May 30, 2014 Vol. 4, No. 20

Carmanah delights audience

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Peeking through the window of the Expressions Night CafĂŠ on Tuesday night, the band Carmanah could be seen rocking the house with their BC West Coast roots music. See what is coming up at Expressions on page 9

tonight! Belle Plaine

Robin Hood

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Friday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Expressions Night CafĂŠ, 554 Ward St.

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Belle Plaine

Belle Plaine will grace the stage at at Expressions Night CafĂŠ. Switching easily from folk to jazz to pop, this Saskatchewan girl makes her audiences stop and listen. Belle Plaine launched her career in early 2010. After hearing her sing at the 2010 Regina Folk Festival, Grant Lawrence of CBC Radio 3 included her in his Summer of Musical Discoveries podcast. Since then she has been selected as an official showcase artist at Breakout West 2012, JUNOfest 2013, and Folk Alliance International 2013 & 14. Tickets are $20 at the door or in advance by calling 250-354-3910. www.belleplainemusic.com www.facebook.com/ events/645387195515901/# To put your business card in the Express News Update call 250-354-3910

Jan Van Gold rocks on

Freud’s Last Session

Friday, June 6, 8 p.m. at Expressions Saturday, June 7, 8 p.m. at Expressions Night CafĂŠ, 554 Ward St. Night CafĂŠ , 554 Ward St. $12 The Nelson Theatre Company (TNT) is presenting its second play reading of the year at Expressions. Performed by Geoff Burns and Brian Deon, Freud’s Last Session, by Mark St. Germain, centers on legendary psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud who invites Oxford Don C. S. Lewis (best known nowadays for his Narnia children’s books) to his home in London. On the day England enters the Second World War, the two intellectual giants clash about love, sex, the existence of God, and the meaning of it all, just weeks photo submitted before Freud takes his own life. submitted by Jan Van Gold The Nelson Theatre Company Jan Van Gold offers an intimate evening of song as she kicks off her solo “ Capitol Theatre patron survey Food for Thoughtâ€? tour. With over 40 respond by June 30 songs and 50 years of life experience, Patrons, Members and Supporters Jan has something to say about GMO’s, of the Capitol Theatre are asked to Jumbo Resort, pipelines and good-byes. give their feedback to help with future She will be sharing some of her most programming and communications. recent material composed on acoustic This survey is anonymous. However, & resophonic slide guitar and banjo. you can enter your name, phone and Warning! There will also be live loops building community since 1988 e-mail address if you would like to and electric slide guitar. During The Jan participate in the draw for three fabu- Van Gold Band’s 2013/14 East Kootenay lous prizes: 1) two tickets to Atlantic tour, Jan recorded and produced her 8th Ballet Canada “PIAFâ€?, 2) a kindle e- CD “A Live To Thriveâ€?. As a songwriter, reader and 3) a costume rental. Click Jan has an uncanny knack to take a feel, a riff, a thought and turn them into expreshere for the survey: sions of pure emotion. https://www.surveymonkey.com/ janvangold.com s/26JV2NM www.facebook.com/expressionsnelson

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Monday, June 2 at noon On Youtube you can see cats in boxes, chasing dogs, dancing, singing, and even sitting around looking grumpy. Our local cats can do better than that! Send your own videos of local cats in for the Nelson “Just For Cats: Internet Cat Video Festival”, an SPCA fundraiser which will run Thursday, June 12 at the Nelson Civic Theatre. entry instructions at: www.civictheatre.ca

Up-cycle Artist workshop now registering for Saturday, June 21 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nelson and District Community Complex Karin Schmidt and Barbara Lees, Danish artists, teachers, and pioneers in their fields, will be giving a oneday workshop in Nelson teaching techniques for up-cycling rubber and colour-morphing plastic, turning used rubber inner tubes into beautiful jewellery and accessories Cost is $65 for adults, $20 for under 12 with an adult. Fee includes most supplies. For more information and to register contact Alison Graeme at alisongraeme@telus.net, or 250-352-2252. for more info on the artists: www.allrubbish.dk http://lees.dk/welcome Submit your Press Release at

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Robin Hood, the musical

Saturday, June 7, 8 p.m. at the Old Castlegar Theatre- 185 Columbia Ave. In celebration of 50 years of mountaineering, hiking, climbing, back country skiing, snowshoeing and all things ‘mountain’ the Kootenay Mountaineering Club is hosting an exciting and informative presentation, The Long Uptrack: Skiing Through Kootenay Conservation Issues, by Dave Quinn. Folks will recognize Dave as CBC Radio West’s Outdoor Guy. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Free for KMC and FMCBC members, $5 for non-members. for more info: p.nina@shaw.ca 250-352-9547

Wednesday, June 4, 1 and 4 p.m. at the South Nelson School gymnasium (enter off of Hendryx Street) A fast moving, action packed children’s musical, set in a classic struggle of good versus evil, provides a captivating journey through the time-honoured legend as Robin Hood and his band of merry outlaws fight for good against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and his wicked right-hand man, Guy of Gisborne.  The Homelinks actors, aged 5 to 15, and directors Miriam Mason Martineau and Allison Girvan have been working together with great passion and heart to present this highly entertaining show to local audiences. Proposed UFO’s lands Music, humorous dialogue, fantasOpening: Friday, May 30, 7-9 p.m. tic set, costumes and props will be Talk: Saturday May 31, 4 p.m. at the sure to delight audiences both young Oxygen Art Centre and young-at- heart! Admission is by The Oxygen Art Centre is bring- donation. submitted by Homelinks ing the acclaimed interdisciplinary artist Natalie Purschwitz to Nelson Corazón to give four concerts for a show of new work that she is calling Proposed UFOs. Purschwitz Saturday, May 31, 2, 6 and 8 p.m. and says of the project, Proposed UFOs Tuesday, June 3, 7 p.m. at the Nelson that the work acts as an entry point to United Church, 602 Silica Street Nelson’s celebrated Corazón youth a fictional landscape, both surreal and familiar at the same time. The outfits choir will be performing four concerts. and prints in the show will encourage The June 3 concert will also include a the viewer to envision a proposal for performance by Lalin, a group of 18 young adult singers most of whom are an unlikely event. The exhibition runs from May 31 also members of Corazón. Although the concert is at the church, tickets are thru to June 21. being sold at the Capitol Theatre. for more info: www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca www.oxygenartcentre.org

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Nelson Killjoys in Trail Saturday, May 31, 7 p.m. at the Cominco Arena in Trail The Nelson Killjoys Roller Derby team will go up against the Dam City Rollers for arguably the most anticipated game of the year. The Killjoys are ranked 33rd in Canada. for more info: www.kootenayrollerderby.com

Columbia Basin Trust’s Know Your Watershed Program and Friends of Kootenay Lake teamed up with Nelson youth to paint yellow fish by storm drains in the Rosemont area. The Trafalgar Leadership class helped to organize the event with support from teacher Kelly Anast and Monica Nissen, from Know Your Watershed. The goal was to teach fellow students about the importance of keeping “only rain in the drain”. In total, there were 67 students from Trafalgar, South Nelson, and Rosemont schools, 5 teachers, and 11 volunteers, a total of 83 people that painted 99 storm drains. www.friendsofkootenaylake.ca To advertise in the Express News Update call 250-354-3910

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Women in Business Awards Wednesday, June 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hume Hotel (Spirit Bar) Kootenay Business magazine will honour three women in the West Kootenay and three in the East Kootenay with the 3rd Annual Influential Kootenay Women in Business Awards. $25 per person for buffet luncheon and networking. Please RSVP to: distribution@kpimedia.com

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Community builder Paul Born

Nelson welcomes the Tamarack Institute’s award-winning community builder Paul Born for a one day workshop, “Deepening Community for Collective Impact”. Registration is limited and is open to the public with Green Jobs Town Hall a subsidized sponsored rate of $50 per person, which includes refreshTuesday, June 3, 7 p.m. at the ments, lunch and session materials. Sandman Hotel, Castlegar To register, or for more information, community since 1988 GreenJobsBC willbuilding be holding a town please contact the Kootenay Boundary hall event in Castlegar to discuss pos- Community Services Co-operative at sibilities for a green economy, and get 250-352-6786 or reach@thekoop.ca feedback from citizens about their goals or visit : for creating local jobs that are good for www.basinreach.ca/calendar the economy and the environment. more info: Submit your Fish Heads and Flowers at http://greenjobsbc.org/resources www.expressnews.ca/fishflowers.html

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All Wheel-Skatepark Opens Saturday, May 31, noon-4 p.m. at the Rosemont skate park The official opening of All-Wheel park at Rosemont will conclude 12 long years of dogged effort by the local skateboarding advocates, Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skate Park Society and Daybreak Rotary. Pro skaters from all over the country, including local skate celebrity Drew Summersides, will give a Pro Demo, followed by Skating with the Pro’s, all to the tunes of DJ Digs. Fun contests and photo snapping and filming opportunities will abound all afternoon. submitted by Tribute Skate Shop

Landfill reduces emissions The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), is reducing greenhouse gas emissions by capturing and flaring methane at the Creston landfill. On May 15th equipment was installed at the facility to convert methane gas to carbon dioxide (CO2) which reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) potential by a factor of 21 to 1. The Creston Landfill gas project is a great example of a local GHG reduction project that the RDCK can utilize to offset corporate emissions. Ultimately, this project could reduce annual corporate emissions by a significant amount. In 2013, annual corporate reported emissions were 1,863 tonnes of CO2. for more info: www.rdck.ca

Winlaw school needs votes Initial voting May 20- June 2 final round June 9 -16 Winlaw school has applied for a CST Inspired Minds Learning Project Grant, which could result in $20, 000 to develop and enhance the outdoor learning curriculum. The school needs your votes to help get into the final round of 25 candidates. Visit here to view their proposal and to cast your vote: learningproject.cst.org/ideas/182

A land donation made in 2011 has finally resulted in the addition of Crescent Valley Beach to the parks system owned and managed by the Regional District of Central Kootenay. The newly created park is 2.53 hectares (6.25 acres) in area and includes 300 meters (approximately 1000 feet) of waterfront. Crescent Valley Beach is a popular spot for tubing, kayaking, boating and swimming on the Slocan River. for more info: www.rdck.ca

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Elementary school students at Hume and South Nelson were happy participants at this Spring’s Bike Rodeo held on May 22.

Bridges for Women Registering in June for sessions Sept. 8 - Nov. 27 in Nelson Women interested in enrolling in the very successful “Bridges for Women” Program need to get their names in now for the fall session. The 12-week program is designed for survivors of violence or abuse. Women work to improve the quality of their lives, rediscover their self-worth and value, and move toward improving employability and involvement in their communities. There is no charge and childcare and transportation subsidies are available. To register, call Nelson Community Services Centre (250) 352-3504 and ask for the Program Coordinator. Enrolment is limited to 12 women. Registration begins in June and will fill quickly. submitted by the Nelson Community Services Centre

Andean Despacho Ceremony Saturday May 31, 10 a.m. Crystal Mountain, Svoboda Road Rene Franco Salas and his daughter, Urpi Gabriela, will be offering a traditional Andean “Despacho” ceremony. If you have any questions, call Terence at 250-352-0818 or Jim and Carol at 250-825-0104

Sunday, June 1, registration: 11:30 a.m., walk: 1 p.m. at Lakeside Rotary Park Help volunteer walk coordinator and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) patient Gord Shannon reach his goal of $35,000. Everyone is welcome to participate in this inspiring event; there is no fee to attend. Money raised goes toward ALS patient services and research: 60% Patient Services & Programs, 40% ALS Research to find the cause and cure for ALS. for more info: www.walkforals.ca/westkootenay

Doctors diagnose poverty

Doctors in the Kootenay Boundary have a new tool that will help them support patients with socio-economic challenges impacting their health. Entitled the Poverty Intervention Tool, the document explores the profound impact that social determinants, like not being able to meet monthly expenses, have on patient health. The Poverty Intervention Tool guides doctors with a list of questions to help address the impact of poverty on their patients’ health and puts the resources they need to connect patients with the appropriate community supports and services at their fingertips. for more info: www.kbdivision.org


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Fri. May 30 lllBelle Plaine at Expressions Night Café , 554 Ward Street. $20. 250-354-3910 lllKenny "Blues Boss" Wayne at Spiritbar 8 p.m. followed by DJ Soup free show at 11 p.m. 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. llMovement presented by LV Rogers Dance Academy at the Capitol Theatre 7 p.m. l l Exhibition opening: “Proposed UFOs” - Natalie Purschwitz 7-9 p.m. at Oxygen Art Centre. www. oxygenartcentre.org 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: Godzilla 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 at Civic Theatre

Sat. May 31 lllCorazon in concert, Nelson United Church, at 2, 6, and 8pm. Tickets at the Capitol. lllDirt Floor wirh Aspen Switzer, Nick Fuss, and Sean Rodman 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

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llNelson Skatepark Opening at Rosemont Park 12-2 Ribbon cutting,Demos,Skate with the Pros, Hot dog sale llBike Shorts Film Fest presented by tthe Nelson Bicycle Coop at 7pm at the Old Church Hall (corner of Victoria and Kootenay), refreshments, door prizes...all ages, $10/ $8 for members and students. l l Artist Talk, Natalie Purschwitz 4 p.m. at Oxygen Art Centre. 320 Vernon St (alley entrance) www.oxygenarcentre.org llAndean Despacho Ceremony Crystal Mountain, Svoboda Road, Nelson 10 a.m. llNorwegian gala at the Castlegar Complex 4-9:30 p.m. Everyone welcome, kids under 15 are free, adults are $30. llCivic Theatre Open House 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Membership Drive. lExpressions Night Café , open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee. cupcakes lCottonwood Market 9:30 am to 3 pm at Cottonwood Falls Park in Nelson. lMovie: Godzilla 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 and Karaoke at Nelson Legion lounge (Membership available to public). 3:30 pm (250)352-7727 lCathedral of Mary Immaculate Mass, Nelson at 7 p.m. lSacred Heart Mass, Kaslo at 4 p.m.

Sun. June 1 lllNiko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. lllKaraoke at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill 9 p.m.

lMovie: Godzilla 2 p.m. 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 Nelson Legion in lounge (membership available to public) 1:00 pm 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

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Tues. June 3 lllDoug and Melody 6 p.m. The Library Lounge lMovie. Godzilla 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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l l l Open mic night at Expressions Night 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. lSenior Citizens Branch 51 monthly meeting, 10:30 a.m. at 717 Vernon Street 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. lOvereatersAnonymous meeting: 12 - 1 p.m. Room 104, Community First Health Co-op, 518 Lake St., Mon. June 2 Nelson 250-825-4105 lllSarah & Rich at the lNelson Women’s Centre DropLibrary Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m. in. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and lScottish Country Dancing food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916. 7 - 9 p.m. Call 250-359-7545 or continued on next page... 250-352-1863


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Wed. June 4 cont’d lGirls’ Night with MargaretAnn at the Youth Centre. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656. lDarts at Nelson Legion lounge (Legion membership available to public) 7:30 pm (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. June 5 lllKiyo & Guests at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m. lllLive DJ at Finley’s Irish Bar & Grill, 9 p.m. lExpressions Night Café , open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee, cupcakes lMovie:. Only Lovers Left Alive 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 lNelson Women’s Centre. Drop-in. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916. lEuchre at Nelson Legion lounge (Legion membership available to public). 7:00 pm (250) 352-7727 lKootenay Quilters Guild every first and third Thurs of each month. - 10 a.m. at Christie-Lees Hall, Radio Ave u

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l l l Cass Rhapsody 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. llThe Nelson Theatre Company reading at Expressions Night Café, 554 Ward St. 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.

Sat. June 7 l l l Jan Van Gold at Expressions Night Café, 8 p.m. 554 Ward St. $10 lllLive DJ at Wait's News, 10:30 p.m. - 3 a.m. lllVs., Lyndi Lush, Yan Zombie, Zes Nomis, DJ Digs & Teague at Spiritbar lllLive DJ free cover, top 40 playing the 70s-now. Finley's ll Dancing Strings at the Capitol Theatre 7 p.m. ll West Kootenay Roller Derby Semi-Finals, bouts at 3 and 5 p.m. Selkirk College in Castelgar ll Kootenay Mountaineering Club presents Dave Quinn slides and talk, Old Castle Theatre-185 Columbia, Castlegar. Doors 7:30; 8 pm show. $5 entry. Info: 352-9547 lExpressions Night Café , open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee. cupcakes 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 and Karaoke at Nelson Legion lounge (Membership available to public). 3:30 pm (250)352-7727 lCathedral of Mary Immaculate Mass, Nelson at 7 p.m. lSacred Heart Mass, Kaslo at 4 p.m.

Sun. June 8 lllNiko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. lllKaraoke at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill 9 p.m. 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

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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 Nelson Legion in lounge (membership available to public) 1:00 pm 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

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Coming up at Expressions www.facebook.com/expressionsnelson Friday May 30 Belle Plain with Miss Elizabeth Curry doors open at 7 p.m., tickets $20

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

On Sunday night, May 25 there were two motor vehicle incidents less than three hours apart. The first incident happened on Blewett Road at 6:51 p.m. when a report of a single vehicle accident, approximately one hundred feet down a bank, was received. Two additional members were called in from home and the on shift crew responded with one engine. Upon arrival, witnesses directed the fire crew to the location of the vehicle, which was closer to two hundred feet down the bank. The car had careened over the bank and through heavy forest before coming to a stop against a large boulder and tree. In a testa-

ment to seatbelt use and modern car design, the male driver and female passenger walked away with only minor injuries.. A crew from Blewett Volunteer Fire Department also responded, as the incident was close to the response border for both departments, and assisted with the removal of the patients. EHS and the RCMP were able to access a driveway below the incident and the patients were removed down to that location. The RCMP is investigating the cause of the incident. As crews were still cleaning up from the first accident a call was received reporting a two vehicle T-

Bone accident just up from the four way stop towards the overpass. When crews arrived both patients were assessed and the vehicles were assessed for hazards. NPD was first on scene and had started traffic control and investigation of the incident. Fire crews assisted with traffic control also as the vehicles were blocking four lanes of traffic. Fortunately, there was not a lot of traffic. On Friday night fire crews were dispatched to the scene of a robbery and pepper spray incident to assist with removal of the pepper spray that was still lingering in the store. Crews used large fans to exhaust the contaminant from the store.

Additionally on Friday night crews had to respond to an unattended campfire, in the city limits above LVR High School. A large gathering had obviously been taking place and the fire had been left burning. This was the second week in a row that crews had to deal with this in the same location. Notices were posted in the area advising that open fires in the City of Nelson could constitute a fine of up to $2000. Crews also responded to multiple fires, first responder calls, and a bylaw enforcement call over the three days.. submitted by the Nelson Fire Rescue

RCMP news: bodies recovered On Wednesday morning May 28, the bodies of the 3 males who perished in Slocan Lake on May 10 were successfully recovered. The recovery efforts involved Ralston and Associates, New Denver Fire Rescue plus the RCMP dive team. The Ralston’s were hired by some of the families to continue searching for the 3, after the 10 day search

had been suspended. The BC Coroners Department has now assumed control of the investigation. The bodies were located in approximately 500 ft of water. The good weather made recovery efforts much easier than anticipated. The families of the youth have all been advised of their recovery. submitted by the Central Kootenay Regional RCMP

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Opinion&Editorial My Opinion

by Spencer Pollard

The Benefits of Poor Planning

We always say plan ahead. This is true for the most part, but sometimes, our lack of planning can yield surprising rewards! A recent study has shown that students with higher GPA grade averages scored lower in regards to creativity and independence than their counterparts who tended to plan out their actions far less. So why is that? I believe those with the higher GPA’s tend to plan things out far more then the rest of us and, although they may accomplish more, they also get less time to explore their creative sides.

This may not be in all cases, but it shows that sometimes meticulously planning every step of our lives and our careers can prove to be somewhat detrimental. Being an impulsive risktaker does have benefits, but it shouldn’t be a life style followed one hundred percent. Planning is essential to your structure as beings but a bit of free form process can be beneficial as well. Feel free to live your life the way you choose; just know that sometimes planning every little step means you can miss out on some of life’s wonderful spontaneous moments. It can lead to some unexpected advantages.

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Opinion&Editorial Diversity in Nelson Nelson City Police By Nelson Becker Chief Wayne Holland is thinking ahead, and that is a good thing. Monday, May 26, he invited representatives of many of our community’s non-profit social action groups to a presentation to discuss the establishment of a new committee called “Diversity Advisory Committee” (DAC). In his talk, Wayne made it clear that he sees our community as diverse with

many different lifestyles, spiritual paths, and colour. He emphasized that the police will deal with everyone in a fair manner, no matter where they come from. While that’s easy to say, the establishment of a committee that can interact with the police before any issues arise is a smart and constructive way to help build community. While only a small number of our groups could attend the presentation, it is the interest of our police chief that this be an open group

and that representatives from different sectors of our community are there. Wayne has based this idea on a successful experience in Vancouver when he was there. I think not only will this be a great idea for police and community cooperation, it will also prove to be a great idea for the side effects it will have. Many of the people involved in our non-profit sector know each other and vaguely know what each other is working on. Nevertheless

through their participation in a DAC, they will have a better understanding of each other’s challenges and may be able to offer more direct support. Establishing the DAC is estabishing a foundation for community development. It will be a way to establish long-term solutions to our long-term challenges. I‘m sure the police chief would like to hear from you. You can contact him at this email: admin@ nelsonpolice.ca

Non-invasive alternatives and proper yard disposal

Commentary by Melissa Brieter of the Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee With the cold blanket of species that can negatively ing and recycling are NOT winter safely behind us, it is affect humans, animal spe- the answer as these are sure time to celebrate spring and cies, and even whole eco- fire ways for those pesky all this pristine season has systems! As described on the invasive plants to spread their to offer. As many from the Invasive Species Council of seeds and continue to grow. Kootenay region can attest, BC (ISCBC) website, “Many Instead, bagging and burning this means gardening season invasive plants have been either at your local landfill is upon us. Before the begin- introduced to BC without or during burning season are nings of a beautiful garden their natural predators and much more effective in ensurcan take shape, clearing away pathogens that would other- ing these invasive plants are the debris of winter is a neces- wise keep their populations destroyed. sity. However what can be in check in their countries of Not only is it important done with all that material left origin.” to know what an invasive behind? Especially if some of Invasive plant species can plant species is and how to that material includes inva- be spread through a variety of properly dispose of it, but sive plant species which can ways and unfortunately the learning about non-invasive often be a tricky problem. biggest one is improper dis- plant alternatives is equally If not disposed of properly, posal. The Central Kootenay as imperative. For example, invasive plants can spread Invasive Plant Committee baby’s breath, which is a starapidly, which could have (CKIPC) has identified many ple in many florist shops is disastrous impacts on the illegal disposal sites in the actually an invasive plant and Kootenay region. Kootenay area and encour- can have a harmful impact You may be asking ages the proper handling and on the food source of grazyourself, what are invasive disposal of invasive plant ing animals. A non-invasive plants? And how would I rec- species. What does proper alternative to baby’s breath ognize them if I were to see disposal entail you might would be pearly everlasting, them? Invasive plants are any ask? Interestingly, compost- which looks almost identi-

cal but without the invasive undertone. While the thought of planting your new season’s garden after the long winter is exciting, it is also important to do some research and “be in the know” of how to properly dispose of yard debris and choosing non-invasive alternatives when planting your garden this spring. If we all work together, we can help curb the spread of invasive plant species, resulting in an environment that is safe for us and our entire ecosystem. You can help stop the spread of invasive plants! For more information on how to identify, dispose, and choose non-invasive alternatives please go to www.ckipc. ca, www.bcinvasives.ca, and http://www.bcinvasives.ca/ special-highlights/plantwisepilot-program.

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Opinion&Survey Last week’s survey response:

How satisfied are you with your life?

Can you afford the quality foods that you need for your health?

1=not satisfied 2=a little satisfied 3=somewhat satisfied 4=pretty satisfied 5=very satisfied

Do you feel that you can follow your spiritual beliefs without blockage?

Do you have what you need?

Average 3.83

Average 3.71

Average 4.22 Do you feel that you have opportunity to get educated about anything that you want?

Average 3.79

Do you feel that you have control/input into the local political system?

Do you have enough humour in your life?

Average 2.83

Average 3.61

Comments: You shouldn’t have asked. I could go on for hours (lol) Listening to CBC and Deutschlandfunk (German public internet radiobroadcaster) I am very aware of how fortunate we are in Canada/Nelson, compared to many other countries. I feel we do not make enough sacrifices in our lifestyles that would enable others to live better lives.

Imprison all politicians and start all over with a new form of Govt. that respects individual sovereignty! I’M A KID! Breathe in Breathe out What a privilege. I’ve worked hard to build a happy & healthy life in Nelson & am grateful that this place gives me & my family all it does in return.

Do you have enough leisure time activities?

Average 3.67 There is no new question for us this week but we encourage patrons of the Capitol Theatre to participate in their survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/26JV2NM

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