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Friday, June 6, 2014 Vol. 4, No. 20

House bombed in Nelson

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“International Yarn Bombing” is being celebrated around the world this week, Textile artists, knit, crochet or make a lace to cover outdoor objects, putting a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Jane Merks hand crocheted over 900 colourful circles, strung them together with wire string and bamboo to create a surprise display for the New Orphic Gallery, 706 Mill Street. The work will be up until June 9. To see more work by Jane visit her Facebook site at: www.facebook.com/peternjane.bartlmerks

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Doukhobor Choir and exhibit

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LV Rogers Grad 2014

Friday, June 6,: Cap and Gown: 6:45 p.m. at the NDCC Saturday, June 7: Grand March & Photo Shoot doors open 1 p.m. at NDCC (grads should arrive 11 a.m.), Cavalcade 4 p.m. downtown Nelson, Promenade 8-11 p.m. at Kootenay Lakeview Lodge, Balfour http://www.lvr.sd8.bc.ca/grad-2014.html

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June 10 at the Langham Theatre Kaslo, June 11 at the Silverton Memorial Hall, and June 12 at the Rossland Gallery

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Laura Landsberg

Nelson-based vocalist Laura Landsberg is spreading her latest offering of wonderfully reinvented classics across the Kootenay this June, backed by a band of amazing musicians sure to delight. Landsberg released A Simple Twist earlier this year and has been looking forward to bringing her take on classics from Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin and more on the road. Take one part rock ‘n’ roll, one part jazz, and one part country, shake it up with a gorgeous and dynamic voice and that’s what audiences are in for this June. Nelson-based singer/songwriter James Lamb will provide the opening set during the tour. www.lauralandsberg.com

Oceans & Lights

Jan Van Gold rocks on

Saturday, June 7, 8 p.m. at Tuesday, June 10, 8 p.m. at Expressions Night Café, 554 Ward St. Expressions Night Café, 554 Ward St. Fresh from the Okanagan, Oceans & Lights is bringing their studied and progressive indie-rock to Nelson. From upbeat high energy tunes to slow burning melodies, they are sure to delight the audience at this Tuesday night show. Opening for Oceans and Lights is Andrew Bourcet’s Gypsy jazz rhythms with densely poetic lyrics and coffee house blues. Tickets are $10. oceansandlights.com www.facebook.com/ events/643953635693080/

Freud’s Last Session Friday, June 6, 8 p.m. at Expressions Night Café , 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 before Freud takes his own life. submitted by The Nelson Theatre Company

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Jan Van Gold

Jan Van Gold offers an intimate evening of song as she kicks off her solo “ Food for Thought” tour. With over 40 songs and 50 years of life experience, Jan has something to say about GMO’s, Jumbo Resort, pipelines and good-byes. She will be sharing some of her most recent material composed on acoustic & resophonic slide guitar and banjo. Warning! There will also be live loops and electric slide guitar. During The Jan Van Gold Band’s 2013/14 East Kootenay tour, Jan recorded and produced her 8th CD “A Live To Thrive”. As a songwriter, Jan has an uncanny knack to take a feel, a riff, a thought, and turn it into expressions of pure emotion. janvangold.com www.facebook.com/expressionsnelson

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Doukhobors at Touchstones Thursday, June 12, 7 p.m. Touchstones Nelson, 502 Vernon St.

Hutchinson at Nelson Library

Tuesday, June 17, 7 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library

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Some members of the Group of Friends choir

There will be a Doukhobor Choir performance in conjunction with a photography exhibition at Touchstones Nelson. While the exhibition focuses on the Sons of Freedom Doukhobors, the choir members in Group of Friends were raised in the orthodox Doukhobor community. This younger generation is moving toward healing the rifts that have separated the reformed and orthodox groups in the past, in the hopes of ushering in a new time of understanding and respect. www.touchstonesnelson.ca/ exhibitions/index.php#galleryB

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Author Bobby Hutchinson

Find out what happens when a marathon-running, romance-writing, feisty entrepreneur opens a B&B in Sparwood—and lives to tell the tale. One Book, One Kootenay (OBOK) shortlist author Bobby Hutchinson brings her lighthearted, quirky Blue Collar B&B: Adventures in Hospitality, at a special OBOK shortlist reading. Blue Collar B&B is one of three books shortlisted for One Book, One Kootenay, in which readers vote for the title they think all Kootenay booklovers should read. More information about the books and the program is available at www.obok.ca

Artist call for submissions

deadline: Monday, June 30, 5 p.m. at Touchstones Nelson Touchstones Nelson is looking for images to cover two hydro boxes located on the Ward Street side of the gallery, as well as two other locations outside the building that they are considering. The call is open to all residents of Nelson and the surrounding area, including youth, students, and professional and emerging artists. Work can be in any media that can be translated into a digital image and wrapped onto a hydro utility box, including painting, photography, collage, etc. For detailed submission requirements, either pick them up in person at Touchstones Nelson or email: exhibitions@touchstonesnelson.ca

Outdoor Guy in Castlegar 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

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Peace Cafe: Campesino

Wednesday market opens

Leocadia Juracán in Nelson

Wednesday, June 11 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 400 block of Baker St.

Thursday, June 12, 7 p.m. Mir Centre For Peace at Selkirk College, Castlegar

Saturday June 14, 7p.m. at the Nelson United Church The talk, Creating Alliances for Resilient Social Change - Learning from the Campesino Movement, will explore common ground around sustainability and social justice issues in Guatemala and Canada, and will feature exiled Guatemalan activist Leocadio Juracan, along with Alex Atamanenko and Colleen Ross. Organizations working toward social change are invited to share their work in an innovative “pop-up” format. Refreshments will be served at 6:30, photo submitted Mayan farmer and coordinator of the Cam including ethically traded Guatemalan ingfromtheCampesinoMovement: pesino Committee of the Altiplano (CCDA), coffee. Leocadia Juracán eatingAlliancesforResilientChange www.ecosociety.ca/node/275 Leocadia Juracán is a Mayan farmCommunity building workshop anfarmerandcoordinatoroftheCampesinoCommitteeofthe er and coordinator of the Campesino naBCspeakingtoursponsoredbytheBCͲCentralAmericaSupport Committee of the Altiplano (CCDA) Thursday, June 12, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. onwillfocusonthepoweroffairtradetosupportsustainableland who is on a BC speaking tour spon- at the Prestige Lakeside Resort scurrentlyfacingfarmersinGuatemalawithmegaͲdevelopment sored by the BC-Central America Nelson welcomes the Tamarack roͲelectricdamsandtheextractionindustry.Theirstrugglesmirror Support Committee. His presentation Institute’s award-winning commuiththeissuesoftheALRbeingdismantledtoopenopportunities will focus on the power of fair trade to nity builder Paul Born for a one day ,thepipeline,etc.TheCCDAgrowsfairtradecoffeeunderthe support sustainable land struggles and workshop, “Deepening Community willbeforsaleattheevent. the pressures currently facing farmers for Collective Impact”. Registration is in Guatemala with mega-development limited and is open to the public with Thursday, June 12, 7:00 pm projects, in particular, hydro-electric a subsidized sponsored rate of $50 Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk dams and the extraction industry. TheirCollege per person, which includes refreshCastlegar Campus struggles mirror our struggles as we ments, lunch and session materials. Admission by donation. deal with the issues of the ALR being To register, or building for more information, community since 1988 dismantled to open opportunities for please contact the Kootenay Boundary selkirk.ca/mir | 250.365.1261 oil through and conversations gas exploration, g our futures that matter. the pipeline, Community Services Co-operative at etc. The CCDA grows fair trade cof- 250-352-6786 or reach@thekoop.ca fee under the label of Café Justicia and or visit : will be for sale at the event. www.basinreach.ca/calendar http://selkirk.ca/mir-centre-for-peace

 

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The Nelson Downtown Local Market

The West Kootenay EcoSociety will open the Nelson Downtown Local Market for its fifth year in a row. The market will run each Wednesday through to September 24, offering an amazing mix of local produce, plants, prepared foods, body care, and handmade arts and crafts. http://ecosociety.ca/markets/Nelsondowntown-local-market

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Affordable housing progress

Health Co-op AGM and talk

The BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) applauds the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for focusing on affordable housing crunch, particularly the 36 BC communities that have passed motions supporting action on Canada’s housing crunch, which includes Nelson and Nakusp. To help municipalities and other levels of government in BC understand the housing situation in their jurisdictions, BCNPHA is developing the first Rental Housing Index in BC history. The Index will be launched in November 2014 and will provide the data municipalities and regional districts in BC need to quantify their rental housing gaps and plan for the future. www.bcnpha.ca

Tuesday June 17, 7 p.m. at the Community First Health Co-op’s Wellness Centre, 518 Lake St. Rick Turner, co-chair of the BC Health Coalition, will be the key note speaker at the Community First Health Co-op’s Annual General Meeting. In addition to co-chairing the provincial coalition, Turner chairs the Kamloops Health Coalition and has spent many years raising awareness of the value of our national universal public health care system and working for improvements that will build a stronger and more effective national program. He will also be speaking in Trail at the Trail United Church 7 pm on Wednesday June 18. www.healthco-op.ca www.bchealthcoalition.ca

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Transfer Station Opens Tuesday, July 8, 8:30 a.m., the Grohman Transfer Station, Insight Dr. Environmental Services Department staff at the RDCK are making certain everything is ready to go when the Grohman Transfer Station opens its gates to the public. The new transfer station, located on Insight Drive off Highway 3A, has been in the works for more than three years. The new facility came in on time and under the $3.1 million dollar budget. It replaces the existing Nelson Transfer Station on leased land on Lakeside Drive. The Grohman Transfer station is operationally more efficient due to the installation of new waste transfer equipment. It is also more spacious, allowing for better traffic flow while improving the user experience and overall site safety. Recycling facilities are provided at the new site. A recycling depot will also remain at the Lakeside Drive location. www.rdck.ca

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Female Midget Hockey The Female Midget AAA League (FMAAA) has confirmed six (6) associations that will host a FMAAA team for the 2014-2015 season, including the Nelson Minor Hockey Association team, the Kootenay Wildcats. For a full list of all league teams, visit: www.bchockey.net/fmaaa

Roller Derby Semi Finals Saturday June 7, 3 and 5 p.m. at Selkirk College Castlegar 3 pm – 1st place Dam City Rollers vs 4th place Rossland Trail Roller Girls. 5 pm – 2nd place Killjoys vs 3rd place Valley Brutality. http://www.kootenayrollerderby. com/category/news/

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On May 31, the City of Nelson celebrated the completion of a new skatepark with a ribbon cutting. Acting Mayor Paula Kiss and Colin McClure CFO for City of Nelson were present along with members of the Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skatepark Society.


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What’sHappening Nelson & Area: Fri. June 6 - Sun. June 15 lll

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Fri. June 6 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 Cass Rhapsody at Spiritbar lllKeith Kitchen concert Nelson Covenant Church720 Stanley St. 7:30 p.m. free will offering www.keithkitchenmusic.com 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. llLV Rogers Cap and Gown Ceremony 6:45 p.m. at the Nelson and Disctrict Community Complex lWomen of all ages get together to knit, crochet lace, make rugs & more. Women’s Centre 10-1 p.m. lMovie: Million Dollar Arm 7 p.m., Neighbors 9:30 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. lNDYC Ball hockey (11 years and younger) 4-6 pm, Battle at the youth centre (skateboarding) 7-8 pm 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656.

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

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lllLive DJ free cover, top 40 playing the 70s-now. Finley's LV Rogers Grand March, doors open 1 p.m. at the NDCC, Cavalcade 4 p.m. in downtown Nelson 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: Million Dollar Arm 7 p.m., Neighbors 9:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre lNelson Chess Club meets: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nelson’s Senior Association, 717 Vernon St. All ages welcome lMeat Draws 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. lNDYC Youth BBQ 3-5 pm, Poolshark (pool) 7-9 pm 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656.

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. llNelson Poetry Slam 7 p.m. at John Ward Coffee lMovie: Million Dollar Arm 2 p.m., Neighbors 7 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 in Nelson Legion lounge 1:00 pm. Membership available to the public. 250-352-7727 or 250-352-6464. 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 10 lllDoug and Melody 6 p.m. The Library Lounge lllOceans and Lights altrnative rock at Expressions Night Café 8 p.m. 554 Ward St. lMovie: Million Dollar Arm 7 p.m., Neighbors 9:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre l Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak meet every week at 7 a.m. at the Hume lNDYC Safe space with Kerry Donnelly 1-5 pm, Jam night 5-7 pm, tricks for treats (skateboarding) 8-9 pm 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656.

Wed. June 11 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. 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

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Wed. June 11 cont’d 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., Nelson 250-825-4105 lNelson Women’s Centre Dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916. lAir hockey (11 yrs and younger) 3:30-5:30, 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 12 lllKiyo & Guests at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m. lllLive DJ at Finley’s Irish Bar & Grill, 9 p.m. l l l Group of Friends Doukhobor Choir performs at Touchstones Nelson at 7pm. Admission is by donation. llJust for Cats SPCA fundraiser 7:30 p.m., pre-show Kitty Corral 6:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre llJust for Cats afterparty with Meow Mix, Avrell Fox & more at Spiritbar lExpressions Night Café , open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee, cupcakes Come watch artist Leah Barley at work. lQi Gong at the Nelson United Church 602 Silica St 10:30 a.m. $3 drop-in

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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. lEuchre at Nelson Legion lounge (Legion membership available to public). 7:00 pm (250) 352-7727 lNDYC Skate lessons 4-6 pm, Sewing Club 6:30-8:30 pm, Movie night 8-10 pm. 608 Lake St. ph. 250352-5656.

Fri. June 13 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. lllDJ Hoolahoop at Spiritbar lExpressions Night Café , 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: TBA 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. lNDYC Ball hockey (11 years and younger) 4-6 pm, Battle at the youth centre (skateboarding) 7-8 pm 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656.

Sat. June 14 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 lllThreadroots at Spiritbar ll Critical Mass Bike Ride to stop the pipelines. Noon. Meet at 800 Block Baker Street, Nelson ll Compassionate Communication Workshop. Use the tools of NVC: Get What You Want! 1-5pm, $65/$40 nelsonhealthandwellness@gmail.com 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: TBA 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. lNDYC Youth BBQ 3-5 pm, Poolshark (pool) 7-9 pm 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656.

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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 in Nelson Legion lounge 1:00 pm. Membership available to the public. 250-352-7727 or 250-352-6464 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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Coming up at Expressions www.facebook.com/expressionsnelson Friday June 6 - Freud’s Last Session The Nelson Theatre Company presents

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Expressions Art Café Drop-in

Thursday, June 12, 6 p.m. at 554 Ward Street Join with other artists as normal. Be an audience in an evening of creative member or be a creator. stimulation. Whether you Doors open 6 p.m. We’ll be a painter, sculptor, or stay open through the evewriter you will be wel- ning as long as you are come to join with others at here. Bring your own supthis evening event. Space plies and your iPod to conis limited. First come first nect to our super PA sysserve. The café will be tem. No charge. Donations open to the general public accepted. https://www.facebook.com/events/310577655766843/ ?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Oceans & Lights

Alternative rock trio from the Okanagan Opening Set by Kootenay Singer/Songwriter

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Tuesday, June 10, 8:00 p.m. Expressions Night Café 554 Ward Street in Nelson

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

Police Reports: alcohol, alcohol and alcohol On Friday May 30 at approximately 11 a.m. the Nelson Police received a complaint of people drinking at the Ward Street bus stop. Constables attended and found two males, known to the Nelson Police, under the influence and still consuming liquor. They were arrested for public intoxication and transported to cells until sober. One male was found to be in breach of his probation conditions and was subsequently charged

under the Criminal Code for that offence. He will no longer be allowed in the area as a condition of his release until his court date. The 59 year old local male will be required to appear in the Nelson Law Courts to answer to his charges. The second male was charged under the LCLA and released when sober. On Sunday June 1 at 11 a.m. a motorist and a pedestrian were nearly struck by another driver in Nelson.

Fearing the driver might be impaired the motorist called the Nelson Police to report the incident. NPD members found the vehicle near Lakeside Park and stopped it. The 20 year old female was found to have been drinking and after registering a fail on the roadside screening device was issued a 90 day driving prohibition. Her vehicle will remain impounded for 30 days as well. On Sunday Jun 1 at 12:15 p.m. Nelson Police

members, while on patrol in the downtown area noted two males sharing a beer at the Ward Street bus stop. They were known to be forbidden alcohol due to other criminal matters. Both were taken into custody and lodged into cells until sober. They will appear in Nelson Law Courts to answer to fresh charges of breaching release conditions Monday June 2. submitted by the Nelson Police Department

Effective June 5, 2014, the City of Nelson, in consultation with the Interior Health Authority, has rescinded the June 2 city-wide “Water Quality Advisory” for all areas of the City of Nelson with

the exception of the Fort Sheppard Drive neighbourhood. Turbidity levels in the fort sheppard drive neighbourhood will remain elevated due to watermain construction and a

boil water notice will be issued for that area of the city.  Notices will be hand delivered to those residents affected by the construction. Throughout the period of the advisory, other than

some cloudiness, the water tests have been good. Questions may be directed to the City of Nelson’s Public Works Department at 250-352-8238. submitted by the City of Nelson

Water Quality Advisory rescinded

What’s in the Cupboard?

Recipes from the Nelson Food Cupboard Summer vegetable sauce for pasta

4 or 5 medium tomatoes ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 or more cloves garlic, finely minced 1 small onion, thinly sliced 1 large carrot, peeled and grated 1 medium zucchini, cut into small dice Salt and pepper

Peel the tomatoes if desired and roughly chop. Put in a bowl with basil and parsley. Set aside. Heat oil and lightly sauté garlic, onion and carrot about 2 minutes. Add tomato mixture and zucchini. Season with salt and pepper to taste and cook 3 minutes more.

Did you know? About 25% of Nelson Food Cupboard’s customers are children

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Opinion&Editorial My Opinion

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Music Compilations (What’s the Point?)

In this digital age, where we can grab music in any which way we can, is there even a point in musical compilations anymore? If you are unclear on what that is; a musical compilation is also known as a “Best Of” compilation. It gathers an artist’s best or most memorable tracks and compiles them on one disc. I don’t see the point, considering if you like a few individual songs it makes more sense to grab the songs individually, or better yet, buy the albums they originally came from.

I know when I listen to music I like, it needs to be a part of a whole in many cases.Listening to songs with no other songs to work with can sometimes feel a little empty and underwhelming. I do, however, enjoy the compilations that include B-Sides that have been previously unreleased, as they can provide some interesting sounds to go along with the rest of the album. Although I can’t say I’m a fan of compilations, they seem to be selling well, I just hope that one day we won’t need them.

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School Students in Rural Areas Need More Financial Support Than Students in Urban Areas

The amount of funding that schools in British Columbia receive depends upon how many students each school has. Students in rural areas do not have as much access to cultural and recreational

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enrichment as students in urban areas. The subsidy per student is the same in Vancouver as it is in Nelson. Access to enrichment is not taken into account when funding the schools. In our own school district, because

we are going to have fewer students next year, we’ve had to make several unhealthy compromises. Due to limited funding, our class sizes will increase and some programs may either be decreased or eliminated.

I want our provincial government to provide a cultural and recreational subsidy to the schools in rural areas. How would you use a cultural/recreational subsidy for our schools?

This Week’s Survey Question Do you agree that rural areas deserve more funding than urban areas for enhancing cultural programs in public schools?

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

The Unfair Elections Act: A Page from the Republican Dirty Tricks Book Part II I n Part 1 I talked about the first by Alex Atamanenko, MP of three m a i n themes that our critic for Democratic Reform has identified in Bill C-23, that of voter suppression. The Conservatives are also trying to sell the move of the Commissioner of Elections Canada into the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, which is part of the Ministry of the AttorneyGeneral (Minister of Justice), as an enhancement of investigative powers. However, the reality of C-23 is that the above reforms actually are being deployed by them as a smoke-and-

mirrors, carefully constructed effort to make it far less likely that electoral fraud will be prevented, rigorously investigated and prosecuted. For example, C-23 muzzles the Commissioner of Elections Canada - the head investigator of offences under the Canada Elections Act from providing Members of Parliament and Canadians with information about what was learned during investigations after the investigation has been ended. The government trumpets its bill as somehow being about keeping “big money” out of federal party fund-raising and election campaign financing, but how believable is this when we consider the following changes in C-23?

The Conservatives are jacking up maximum individual donations from $1200/year to $1500/year. Nobody asked for this. So, why is it there? Well, the Conservatives receive 20% of their donations from people who can already afford to give $1200, more than the Liberals and far more than the NDP. C-23 re-introduces a scheme from a previous Political Loans Bill that representatives of Canadian banks made clear was unworkable. The likelihood of banks providing start-up loans for campaigns under this scheme are clearly limited, or at the very least unpredictable. This will benefit candidates from parties that have enough cash on hand to

transfer to their candidates or that will guarantee loans to their candidates Clearly, the Conservatives are using this bill as a way to try to stack the deck in their favour for the 2015 election, and beyond. Obviously, the amended version of the Fair Elections Act is better than what was originally proposed. I would go so far as to say that this whole exercise has been a colossal waste of time. The system was working, and there was no major abuse – Elections Canada was doing its job. Surely there are more important issues to debate and correct in our country than an electoral process that basically works well for Canadians.

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