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Friday October 14, 2011 Vol. 1, No. 32

Occupy Nelson demonstration

Supporter of Occupy Nelson are encouraging the community to attend the demonstration

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On Saturday Oct.15, there will be a demonstration at City Hall at 1 p.m., with a march at 2 p.m., returning to City Hall for speakers and live music. The theme is “Wake Up, Nelson!” According to a press release from the organizers, “October 15 has been declared Global Revolution Day in an effort to unite the “99%”. This term has been used to refer to the majority of the world’s population who have access to less of the world’s wealth than the top 1%. The residents of Nelson are being asked to join with their neighbours to show their solidarity.” For more information visit Occupy Nelson on Facebook php?eid=142597779170709. or email occupynelson@peacemail. com.

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Energy action plan

City Council commissioned, and approved, the Community Energy and Emissions Action Plan. The plan builds on Nelson’s compact character to recommend specific strategies that will strengthen the resilience of the community by minimizing environmental threats of global warming. It looks at all major energy sectors, including land use, transportation, buildings, energy supply, solid waste and community-wide priorities. Currently, Nelson residents and businesses are spending approximately $5,150 per household on energy. While future energy prices are difficult to predict, most long-term projections show large increases, with the price of fuel and electricity likely doubling by 2030. Rising costs, combined with increasing population, could bring annual energy costs to an average of $15,000 per household by 2040. Submitted by the City of Nelson

Nelson’s cultural ambassador wanted

The Cultural Development Commission (CDC), on behalf of the City of Nelson, is currently inviting applications and nominations for the position of 2012’s Nelson Cultural Ambassador in the category of Dance. The winner will be announced at the City of Nelson’s Inaugural Meeting in December. Applicants should be professionals performing in a recognized form of dance, be it traditional, contemporary, experimental or historical (i.e. folk, ballroom, etc.). Applications can be made on an individual basis or on the behalf of a dance troupe or company for a field of work. Deadline for submissions is Friday, Oct. 28 2011. For an application/nomination form or for further information contact Joy Barrett at 250-354-9169

Receiving the Canadian Cancer Society’s national Circle of Distinction Award on behalf of the Kootenay Region Preventon Team are Marion Stotts (left), Advocacy Leader with the Canadian Cancer Society Columbia Valley Unit and Patti Moore (right) Health Promotion Coordinator with the Canadian Cancer Society, Southern Interior Region. The award was presented by Canadian Cancer Society BC and Yukon Board Chair, Lorraine Grant (centre).

Kootenay team receives national award A team of diverse partners in the Kootenay region taking action to reduce the cosmetic use of pesticides has been recognized with a prestigious national award from the Canadian Cancer Society called the Circle of Distinction. The local team, who together formed the Pesticide Free Columbia Basin network is comprised of Canadian Cancer Society volunteers and staff, local government stakeholders, physicians, community coalitions and partners including Wildsight, Prevent Cancer Now, and Kootenay

Citizens for Alternatives Pesticides. For the past five years, this team has effectively advanced the effort to create strong cosmetic pesticide legislation in BC. Last year, the network launched an educational website at www.pesticidefreecolumbiabasin. com to raise awareness about the potential risks of pesticides and healthier lawn and garden practices. In the region, five municipalities including the City of Nelson have adopted bylaws restricting the use of cosmetic pesticides.

Women’s Centre conducts survey Until November 6th, The Nelson and District Women’s Centre is conducting a survey as part of their strategic planning process. This survey will help decide the direction of the Women’s Centre for the next three years. All answers will be strictly confi-

dential, as will any contact information you wish to include. The survey is open to any and everyone. It can be accessed at or simply google Nelson Women’s Centre and the survey is on the home page.

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Bid big for pumpkins

West Kootenay EcoSociety invites families across the region to the annual Pumpkin Auction at Cottonwood Market October 15 at noon. Farmers from Creston to Grand Forks will bring their largest and smallest pumpkins for sale to the public. Pumpkins of all sizes, varieties, and shapes will be on offer to the highest bidder in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. The winning ticket for the EcoSociety’s 16th annual Hellman canoe raffle will also be drawn at the market, and there will be live music all day. More information on Cottonwood Market is at

In previous years the pumkin auction draws quite alot of enthusiasm from the specators and participants. Last years winners, O’Donnell’s Fram proadly show of thier bloated squash

Break, enter and theft reported Help the skate park take form On Sunday October 9, 2011 at approximately 9 a.m., a report of a residential break and enter on 2nd Street in Salmo was received. Salmo RCMP responded and requested the assistance of the Nelson Rural RCMP, Forensic Identification Section and the Police Dog Service unit. While securing the residence for evidence examination, another report was received that three males had just attempted to break into a garage on Davies Ave. in Salmo. Salmo RCMP immediately responded and arrested 3 male subjects near the scene. The 3 individuals are all under the age of 18 and their names can-

not be released. A number of different items were seized from the males and the criminal investigation is ongoing. All three male subjects were later released (into the custody of adults) on Promise to Appear documents to attend Nelson Provincial Court on January 10, 2012. Anyone with information on these occurrences are asked to phone the Salmo RCMP Detachment at (250) 357-2212. Or contact CRIMESTOPPERS at 1800-222-TIPS. (Callers to CRIMESTOPPERS do not have to provide their identities and may be eligible for a reward).

Aviva is having a vote in contest to provide funding to a worthy project. The Nelson Skate Park entered this contest somewhat late last year & came within an iota of winning money. The Skate Park needs your help. Everyone can go

online once a day and vote for the Nelson Skate Park. If you need help with the site-phone 250-3527284 The Aviva site is

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McTavish-Mint’s feltscapes at Nelson Library

Just as fall leaves and add colour and texture to our landscape, the felted fibre landscapes of Lindsey McTavish-Mint add colourful texture to the walls at the Nelson Municipal Library. McTavish Mint’s exhibition, Feltscapes, will brighten the library through November. Fiber artist Lindsey McTavishMint studied textile design at the Kootenay school of Arts in Nelson, followed by two years at the International Academy of design in Toronto where she received her diploma in Fashion Design. Having a passion for all things fiber and textile, as well as a love of the Canadian landscape, Lindsey creates “feltscapes”, felted scenes reminiscent of works by the Group of Seven and inspired her family’s island in Bayfield Inlet. Works in this show traverse the four seasons with titles such as March Storm, Poppies, Fall Birches, and Afternoon Ski, among others. These small works are complemented by the large, atmospheric Night at the Gorge. All of McTavish-Mint’s “feltscapes” work with hand-felted pieces and stitchery to create multi-dimensional depth and drama.


Chloe Sage and Casey Hicks seek shelter in a box to raise awareness to the affordable housing dilema of Nelson

Boxed-in by affordable housing crisis On Thursday, Oct. 13 at Ward and Baker St. a group of individuals moved into cardboard box houses to bring attention to the affordable housing crisis that Nelson faces. “We have solutions.” Says Chloe Sage, a organizer of the Nelson Housing Initiative. “We need more long term use housing. Still to date we have no emergency shelter for the youth and there is a three year waiting list for the youth shelter in Nelson.” Sage continues, “The City of Nelson needs to take a proactive role.

For example, they need to relax the rules for secondary suites, they could donate city land for social housing, the city must take every offered opprotunity for provincial and federal funding for providing secure housing for vulnerable people.” The initiatives’ objective is to have the solutions implemented so people can move out of thier carboard boxes into more secure housing. For more information and to learn more about the ways you can help visit

“Inside Job” screening and fundraiser in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement Friday, October 14, 7-10 p.m. at SelfDesign High 402 Victoria St., Nelson BC. Admission is free (donations welcome) How did we get into this mess? SelfDesign High BYOP Film Series presents: “Inside Job” screening and fundraiser in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The film, Inside Job explains in detail the series of events that led up to the global financial crisis of 2008, which cost over $20 trillion dollars, and caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes.

This well researched film includes interviews from key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, tracing the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. Inside Job sets the foundation for understanding the Occupy Wall St. movement that is taking the world by storm (visit occupywallstreet. org or for more

information). After the film there will be a short information sharing session and discussion, followed by placard making for the Global Revolution Day demonstration, taking place on Saturday, October 15th, 1pm at City Hall. Bring your own popcorn and sign making supplies! All are welcome. For more information, contact

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Communications workshop at Selkirk College Communication is only effective when it’s delivered in a way the recipient really understands. This session will improve communication skills for executives, business development and service professionals aswell as help you understand: • Why communica-

tion breakdowns happen, • Your own personality type and effective ways for communicating with different personality types • How to adjust communication styles for Visual, Audiotory, and Kinesthetics • The key to the Communication pie

Business workshops on the cheap October is Small Business Month and all October workshops are available at a reduced price of only $25!! (Regular price is $100). Revenue Canada is hosting a free workshop in Nelson on October 20th called “Small Business Taxation & the HST”. There are also some great seminars presented by

the Nelson & Area Economic Development Partnership: “Boost Your Business” with Jeff Mowatt and “Grow Your Business” presented by the Women’s Enterprise Centre. Check out the new schedule: or call 250-352-1933 x.100 for more details!

• Transactional Analysis and Ego states • How to recognize ego states and adjust when speaking with people. This 1-day workshop is suitable for anyone looking to improve their personal and/or professional communication skills when dealing with people

For more information on Sandler Training and our communication programs please visit: http://www. To register for this course, please contact Selkirk College Continuing Education Department in Castlegar at 250-365-7292 or 1-888-953-1133.


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Watch Chris and George do some wicked bluegrass busking

David Burda plays the old European instrument, the Hurdi Gurdi

Watch Winay Taki, our Peruvian visitors play thier traditional music at the Baker St. Market

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Ellison’s Cafe and Market unplugged sessions

Saturday, Oct. 15 Noon - 3 p.m. at Ellison’s Cafe and Market The Unplugged Sessions new album “Crazy World” is pleased to open at noon and is currently on “The with the talented 16 year old Flax Tour” - a five month Brooke Crowdis. She is fol- journey through Germany, lowing in her family’s musi- Switzerland, France, the cal footsteps and planning a UK, and Canada. He’s from career in this field. Brooke New Zealand and lived in has a strong melodic voice Nelson, B.C. a few years and brings a nice arrange- back. Ambient yet driving ment of contemporary music. acoustic guitar riffs pave the She will be accompanied by way for the soulful lyrics her father Brad. and beautiful vocal stylings Next up is Olly Knox, of this unique singer/songwho has just released his writer.

Delaney Rose plays intimate performance Saturday, Oct. 15 Noon - 3 Ellison’s Cafe and Market

Man At Work, Colin Hay Thursday, Oct. 20. The Royal. 7 p.m. Known for his lead role at the top of his game writwith the Australian pop sen- ing and performing those sation Men At Work, Hay pop tunes you know and has since moved on with a love. Tickets are $30 availsolo career. Eleven albums able at Royal Espresso, later and continued interna- tional touring finds Hay still and Eddy Music

Delay Rose will be wrapping up the acoustic music show at Ellison’s Cafe and Market. Born and raised in Manitoba, Canada, Delaney experienced her first love affair with music at the age of 6 and then the dance began. It started with the exploration in her parent’s attic, where she found a dusty old guitar that had only four strings. That old guitar evolved

into her own six string guitar that no longer collects ust. Delaney writes a lot of her music from personal experiences ond those of her friends. There’s an intimicacy to her lyrics and when performed live they live with Delaney and her audience in her performances. Delaneys sound is hypnotic, breezy, and intensely personal.

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SOLITAIRE: A South American Ski Film

Wednesday, Oct. 19, at The Capitol Theatre 421 Victoria Street Lock your children inside, short deep winter soul, SOLITAIRE brings leash your pup, and board up your you on a lonely journey through a forwindows; the Sweetgrass bus is com- saken land, and locations never before ing to town. After two years filming in visited on film. the depths of the South American wilTickets are $10 in advance, $12 derness, they’re proud to present you Day Of with their latest backcountry ski and For More Information: www. snowboard film SOLITAIRE. From award-winning cinematography to Tickets available at: Solitaire Official Movie Trailer: Facebook:

International DJ OTT plays Nelson Saturday, Oct. 15. 8 p.m. at the Royal

John Reischman and the Jaybirds, Vintage and Unique Wednesday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m. at The Capitol Theatre 421 Victoria Street Years of European and North American tours, four critically acclaimed albums, two Juno nominations and two Canadian Folk Music Award nominations. It’s little wonder the buzz around John Reischman and The Jaybirds continues to grow. Like the mandolinist at its helm, the group fashions a stylish, elegant take on bluegrass that is at once innovative and unadorned, sophisticated

and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned, yet unselfconsciously new. To see their live show is to believe it. A genial blend of story-telling and side-show humor provides the backdrop to their studied performance of original songs, instrumentals, and newly arranged traditional material. Tickets are $20/$16 and are available at https://tickets.capitoltheatre.

Deep within the English countryside lie a number of brilliant music producers. One such unfashionable but extremely talented artist is OTT. Unique modern electro-acoustic dubs with generous spat of indigenous sounds from around the world ladled into the mix is what you can expect from his sound. But that’s not all, there are tracks that stray beautifully into different genres whilst maintaining the laid back but up beat dub vibe that we know and love. Add that to the usual mind-blowing production, arrangement, song writing skills and jaw-dropping effects combos and you’ve got a sonic feast emanating from the speakers. Tickets are $25 in advance / $30 door and available at and Eddy Music

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What is your opinion about corporate greed? Is corporate greed a problem? On Saturday, Oct. 15, there will be a demonstration called Occupy Nelson. This

event is based upon the Occupy Wall Street demonstration that started in New York. The participants will each have their

individual reason for being there. In general, the demonstrations are about corporate greed. The demonstrators say corporations do what

is best for their stockholders and not what is best for their community. We want to know if you agree or disagree.

Corporate greed is a problem - agree or disagree? click here The deadline for submitting responses to these surveys is noon, Thursday October 6. We will present the results of this week’s survey in our next Update.

THE ANSWERS TO LAST WEEKS SURVEY Are you in favour of rural area dog control bylaws?

Yes 66.7%

No 33.3%

ONE day on Fisherman Road my friends and I experienced dog harassment, watched as said dog collected partners in crime and then proceeded to attack a dog that was on leash with a young family. Once everyone was safe and we identified the home of the dog, I called RCMP and was told that there is nothing they can do to help because of the lack of bylaws. The constable informed me that it is not illegal to shoot a dog that is threatening. So when I’m biking or walking in Blewett and roaming dogs charge and bark, I’m supposed to carry a gun to feel safe? Personally I’d think it safer for the community to call it in. LOOSE dogs are extremely hazardous to bicyclists!

AS a rural dog owner: There is no need for dog bylaws in rural areas. Single incidents happen but in 99% dogs pose no problems. And if any issues, neighbors can figure things out between themselves. ALTHOUGH I like dogs, my family doesn’t have one, but all our neighbours do. I am sick of having to pick up the piles of poop left behind by these wandering dogs and cleaning up the mess after they dig holes all over my yard. Dog owners need to be responsible for their pets. I feel dogs should be kept on owners property. Fencing in is a good idea. My neighbour has 3 dogs all fenced in, never seen them out and about out of control.

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I am in favour of rural dog bylaws, but I checked the “no” box because the proposed bylaws have some major flaws, such as requiring dogs to be leashed whenever they are not on your property. “Under the owners control at all times” would be more appropriate. I’ve met off-leash dogs that were kept under better control than some leashed ones. Also, this 7 day period before destroying a dog could be easily abused. With fines as high as $200 it might take a struggling family longer than 7 days

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Commentary The first week back in the legislature started October 3 with the Speech from the Throne. While the Lieutenant Governor (the Queen’s representative in BC) delivers the speech, he is in fact reading the words put forward by the Premier’s office. Most commonly these speeches are delivered at the beginning of the Winter/Spring Session, as it lays out the governments legislative agenda for the upcoming year. However, this Fall the current Liberal Premier decided to make her mark, commencing with a Throne Speech. As your MLA, I expected to hear a full legislative agenda after sitting only 24 days in the prior 16 months. There’s much work to be done! However, the only legislative item noted in the Throne Speech was installing Family Day in 2013. There was a lot of talk about jobs and the economy, but nothing new and nothing that’s needed to back up the Premier’s jobs plan

Dear Editor, Our fair city is taking part in a global occupation of public spaces which started with “Occupy Wall Street” in New York City. Like cities all over the world, people are gathering on October 15th. “Occupy Nelson” is part of this unified cause; there has been too much unchecked greed in this world. Not enough

has been done to mitigate its effects on working peoples (blue and white collar), the environment, social programs, and free enterprise for everyone. It is high time for the world to recognize this in a way which starts more dialogue about solutions. Josh Wapp Nelson, BC

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Legislature. Along with bringing forward a broad range of issues in our region, I have been tasked as the Official Opposition Critic for Advanced Education, Youth and Labour Market Development. This Fall I am hoping to visit all 25 of BC’s public post-secondary education institutions while also meeting with major stakeholders in the private sector. Of particular interest for the Kootenays and provincially is trades training and apprenticeships. BC is lagging behind; we will be 160,000 trades employees short by 2017. Critical to our economic prosperity Michelle Mungall, MLA is a robust and well-trained labour force for Nelson-Creston on the cutting edge of innovation, so I’m taking a good look at how we can prepare –a plan that fails to offer a single project for the future. for the Kootenays. There was mention of Watch for bi-weekly updates from a hashtag on Twitter though. the House here in the Express, and keep Although the Speech from the Throne in touch with what I am doing as your was a letdown, it is great to be back in the representative in BC’s Legislature.

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Opinion&Editorial Publisher’s Note: Nelson Becker

Occupy Nelson It is not about capitalism, It is about greed. Greed is a form of hoarding. Hoarding is a disease and is a symptom of fear. We can never fix greed by legislation or by changing political parties. Prohibition did not end alcohol use but education drastically reduced its abuse. Greed is like a drug problem. Outlawing it won’t make it go away but dealing with it and changing peoples mindset is the only way to move ahead. The consequences of

greed affect us all, the 99 percent as well as one percent. We all breathe the same air, drink the same water and take the same drugs. In our society there is tremendous difference between rich and poor and that must be more equalized. I will be at City Hall on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. both as a documentarian as well as a participant. I do not pretend to be perfect or to not be a hypocrite. Yet, this does not mean I shouldn’t strive for a better world and a better self.

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Fish Heads and Flowers Fish Heads to colleagues who keep secrets. Secrets are destructive. Had you shared, the whole team have won and the company would have saved $135,000. Signed: Upfront and Honest Fish Heads to people who burn garbage. Not only is it bad for the environment, it really STINKS up the neighbourhood. Signed: Laundry Off the Line in Balfour

Fish Heads To the neighbor who let his dog roam free so it could tear apart our 4 month old kitten sitting on our front step while our children watched. Instead of saying sorry your response was “Why is your cat outside?” as well as other colorful metaphors from you and your drunken friend. My question to you is “Are you even human?” Signed: Missing Bella

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Anna Maria Rizzuto

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Nov 28, 1949 - Oct 7, 2011 With heavy hearts we with granddaughter Isabella, announce the passing of our and Karla (Wylee Charbonneau) wife, mother, nonna, sister, Rizzuto with granddogs Kali aunt, cousin, and friend, Anna and Lenny; her siblings Toni Rizzuto. (Enzo) Driutti and Joe (Ruth) Anna was a woman of many Guercio of Trail, and Rose (Joe) words: words of love, of com- Bossio and Giacomo (Linda) passion and of encouragement. Guercio of Edmonton; an enorHer heart of gold inspired the mous extended family and a circles of people close to her, be it volunteer committees, grand circle of friends. At the Cathedral of Mary friends, and family. She was Immaculate in Nelson B.C., a woman of strength and courPrayers were held Wednesday, age, and through her last year October 12 at 7:00pm and of life showed unwavering bravery walking the road less-trav- Mass of Christian Burial was elled seeking wellness. She held Thursday, October 13 was surrounded by loved ones . Inurnment will follow at the through life and through death. Mausoleum Friday, October 14 Though we will miss her kind- at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowness, her generosity, and her ers, please send donations in brilliant smile, she lives on in the Anna’s memory to the Kootenay hearts of those who knew her Lake Hospital Auxiliary or the and in the sparkling eyes of her St. Joseph School Scholarship/ grandchildren. She will never Bursary Fund. be forgotten. Funeral Arrangements are Anna is survived by her husunder the direction of Thompson band Santo of 39 years; her Funeral Service Ltd. children Jennifer (Mark) Tinholt On line condolences may be with grandsons Xavier and Arand, Chris (Jennifer) Rizzuto expressed at

Nellie Posnikoff passed away peacefully on October 11, 2011 at Kootenay Lake Hospital at the age of 91 years. She was predeceased by her husband John in 1993. Nellie treasured quality family time as well as many hours spent sewing, knitting, gardening and being ‘Mom’ to all around her. Nellie will be lovingly remembered by her four sons; Nick(Judy), Mike(S andra),John(Gunilla), and Walter(Raynelle); her grandchildren; Susan, Michael, Peter, Jennifer, Nina, Erik, Ashley, Nick and Stacy. Five great grandchildren; Justin, Shawn, Brittany, Taylor, and Max, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 11:00 to 12 noon at The Chapel of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Burial will follow at the Boulder Creek Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy family and friends may make a donation a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. On line condolences may be expressed at

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Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 24

live music

Fri. Oct. 14

Cliff Maddix and friends 6p.m. Caller and live music. 7 - 9 PM. The Library Lounge All ages. $8. DJ Express. The Royal. Ticket Wed. Oct. 19 info and times TBA Kiyo Elkuf and friends at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m. Below The Belt - Spiritbar The Abrams Brothers with Oh Susanna. The Royal. 7 p.m. Colin Hay w/ special guest. Sat. Oct. 15 This trio of bluegrass and folk The Royal. 7 p.m. Known for his OTT. The Royal. 8 p.m. Unique musicians have created a sound lead role with the Australian pop modern electro-acoustic dubs with their own. The unmistakeable sensation Men At Work, Hay has generous spat of indigenous sounds voice and enduring songs of Oh since moved on with a solo career. from around the world. Shambhala Susanna will start off the evening. headliner and Nelson favourite. Tickets are $10 available at Royal Tickets $30 available at Royal Tickets are $25 in advance / $30 Espresso, Espresso, and Eddy Music door and available at www.moun- and Eddy Music Fri. Oct. 21 and Eddy The Beatnuts Live - The Spirit Music Bassbizniz Halloween costume Bar Brooke & Brad Crowdis, Olly gala w/ Aphrodite and Busta - The Paul Landsberg at the Library Spirit Bar Knox, Delaney Rose. Unplugged Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. Sessions at Ellison’s Market & Myagi w/ Science of Defiance. Cafe, Noon - 3. Thurs. Oct. 20 The Royal. 8 p.m. Canada’s Myagi Mat the Alien - Spiritbar Old-Time Contra Dance at the is one of the world’s more accomScout Hall, 310 Cedar St., Nelson. plished party rockers. Science of Sun. Oct. 16 Niko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. Karaoke. Finley’s Irish Bar and Nelson Trading Company. 9:30 Grill. 9p.m. Fri. Oct. 14 Unplugged music event at Learning in Retirement Book a.m. to 3 p.m. Come down to ejoy Ellisons market and cafe at noon Fair. Ten LIR published authors the last ciouple of weeks to buy and illustrators. 10 a.m. Silver local crafts and produce aswell as Mon. Oct. 17 enjoy great local entertainment. King. $3 B.A. Johnston. The Royal. 8 Thurs. Oct. 20 TRANSMIT Dance p.m. Combining music with Old-Time Contra Dance at the his unique brand of comedy. Performance includes ballet, Scout Hall, 310 Cedar St., Nelson. Bollywood, modern music from Opening set by Rhoneil. Tickets Caller and live music. 7 - 9 PM. Beck to Bach. Capitol Theatre. $6 at the door. www.transmitdance.blogspot. All ages. $8. Redman Live - The Spirit Bar. com The Player Haters Ball Sat. Oct. 22 Sat. Oct. 15 Sarah & Rich at the Library Trash to Treasure. Residents are Take it off day. The Nelson encouraged to place gently used, Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m. Trading Company. Donate your unwanted household items at the Tues. Oct. 18 hair for wigs for cancer patients front of thier property for people Magic Bus with John Steinman or come and support the cause. who may find value in them to and Friends. The Royal. 10 p.m. for more information visit www. take. Please take in your items at Local electronic music. No cover. 4 p.m. The Jones Brothers Jam Band. tique/articles/take_it_off.html Mindfulness:Suffering, Karma, Wed. Oct. 19 Finleys. 8p.m. Come down and Myth of Free Will” Sat/Sunday enjoy some great music or bring NEW Downtown Baker Street retreat with visiting Buddhist along your instrument and join in. Farmers Market. Inside the teacher Bob Kapitany. 10-4 each

Defiance from the Rock Pit Stage at Shambhala will start the evening off. Tickets are $10 before 11 p.m. and $15 after and available at the door All Request DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill

Sat. Oct. 22 DJ’s Rhapsody and Shasta. The Royal - Show info TBA Longwalkshortdock w/ RIM Visuals & Philth Kids - The Spiritbar

Sun. Oct. 23 Royal Blues Jam. 4p.m. - 8p.m. A weekly afternoon of Blues featuring Nelson’s blues players as hosted by Craig Atkins

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day at 6425 Sproule Creek Rd, Nelson; potluck lunch; suggested donation $25/day; information 250-354-0206 The Nelson Chapter of The Canadian Federation of University Women will meet at the New Grand Hotel. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For further information please phone Pat Reid at 250- 505-5561. The Little Prince. The Rod and Gun Club Nelson. Dinner at 5:30 p.m., play starts at 8 p.m.. The whole community is invited to the bilingual play of the Little Prince performed by local actors. The play will be presented in french with english subtitles and will be preceeded by a dinner. For more iinformation and to pre-book your spot contact Elaine Gower at 250352-3516

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volunteers. Pre-registration is required. Free (donations gratefully accepted)nelsonhospice@ Nelson Women’s Centre. Drop-in. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916 Toastmasters: Improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. Acupuncture for Addictions. Free drop-in clinic. 9:30a.m. Located at 333 Victoria St., 2nd Floor. 250-505-7248

Alzheimers/ Dementia Caregiver support group meetings. 2nd Wednesday Monthly. 7 p.m. Call 250-352-6788 or email Lhoskin@alzheimerbc. org for more info. NEW Downtown Baker Street Farmers Market. Inside the the Nelson Trading Company. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come down to ejoy the last ciouple of weeks to buy local crafts and produce as well as enjoy great local entertainment. Nelson Women’s Centre Dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250Fridays 352-9916 Gender Outlaws, a support Darts at the Nelson Legion. and social group for trans and 7:30p.m. 250-352-7727 gender diverse folks. 250-3545362 Thursdays Saturdays Grief Support Series. 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 20 – Nov. 24, Cottonwood Market 9:30a.m. 2011 (6 session course) at the at Cottonwood Falls Park Multipurpose Room, Public Meat Draws at Nelson Health, (second level) 333 Legion. 3:30p.m., in beverage Victoria St. This series is open room with Karaoke after. 250to anyone who is experienc352-7727 ing grief due to the death of The Nelson Scrabble Club someone they love. Hosted by trained Nelson Hospice meets at 1p.m. For further

information, please call 250352-6936

Sundays RC Electric Buggy and truggy dirt track racing, at 6 mile North Shore, 11a.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church Service. Everyone welcome to 4p.m. worship. 21 Silica St. 250-354-3308 Nelson United Church Service. 10 a.m. All are welcome. 602 Silica St. 250-352-2822 Cribbage at the Legion beverage room, 12:45p.m. 250-3527727 Ascension Lutheran Church Service 10:15a.m. 1805 Silverking Rd. All are welcome. 250-352-2515 Quaker Meetings at 723 Ward St. Upstairs. 10a.m. 250-3543859. Everyone welcome Texas Hold’em Poker at the Nelson Legion. 12p.m. Last Sunday of every month. 250352-7727


Scottish Country Dancing 7 to 9 pm at the Central School

Gym, 811 Stanley Street (use the Mill street entrance). For more info contact Kathy at 3597545 or June at 352-1836. Pool Table Nights, Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill La Leche League (breastfeeding information and support). 3rd Monday of each month, 10 - 11:30 a.m. 312 Silica St. 250352-3583 Heritage Harmony Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming anyone! Tim 250-825-9694 or John 250-352-6892 Drum Circle! Every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. 6:30p.m. - 8:30p.m. 3374 South Slocan Village Rd. Old Church Hall. Beginners welcome. Joel 250-226-0068

Tuesdays Drumming Cirlce. 2nd and 4th Tuesday evening monthly. 509 Front St.7 - 9 p.m. 250 -352-05616 Breast Cancer Support Group. Community First Health Co-op, 518 Lake St. Noon on every 4th Tuesday. Alice 250-352-6223 or Nadine 250-359-7777

Travis T. in the Kootenays, Wish You Were Here By Chris Rohrmoser

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TEMPERED GLASS, SLIDING door pains. $45 each 250-352HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY 2002 PERRIER RD. Oct 15 &16. 2704 SIANNA Raine Morningstar. Tons of great stuff. MUSIC: TASCAM 2488 Digital With Love and Aloha from CLUB HOUSE NELSON Oct 15 CD Studio, $350. B-52 100 watt Kauai, your Father, Joseph &16. 818 Vernon St. guitar amp, 2x12, $300. 250Automotive-Sleds/ 551-5172. Health & Fitness


HOMEOPATH IN NELSON! SCOOTER WANTED: KYMCO Individualized care. For acute People s50cc 2008/+ (or other and chronic complaints. Call make of similar like & kind). Margo MacLaren 250-354-7072 Contact: 250-352-5757. AM RELOCATING TO Nelson Automotive-Tires/ & am looking for health-minded hiking, Aikido, & ballroom (latin) Parts/Other dance buddies. larotth@live. 2007 GMC 6 hole steel wheel com with 275/55R20 ATR Pirelli 60% Help Wanted tread (20 inch). $1200. 250399-4297 LOOKING IN NELSON: Any ‎4 WINTERS ON RIMS. Admin / bookkeeping / data entry Blizzak WS-60 Uni-T 215/70R- / financial admin work. Mature, experienced. 15 Used 1 season New $1200. professional, $800 OBO 250-352-5245

Misc. Wanted

WANTED: 12’ TRAMPOLINE with enclosure. Call tam 3544535


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WANTED: NELSON HOUSESITTING or room rental. I’m a mature, reliable, clean, quiet, healthy SWF. Cat? larotth@live. com


AM RELOCATING TO Nelson & would like to connect with spiritually-minded souls for heart-tohearts & friendship. larotth@live. com

Sports Equipment NEW CABIN IN Beasley available immediately. Loft,kitchen, LAST YEAR ALPINA Salomon clawfoot tub/shower. $675 + cross country ski’s with edges, utilities. Pets considered. 250 used 10x, boots s.7. $350. 250359-7979 509-0031 SPACIOUS, MODERN 2 BR apt ROCKY MAUNTAIN BIKE in Silverton, B.C. a/c, w/d, NS, fusion, 8/3 gears, new tires, 4 no pets. Avail Nov. 250-358- travel bags and gear, $250. 2502177 509-0031 1 FURNISHED BEDROOM SPORTRACK SKI-RACK FITS House Sitting available October 1st. $500/ most roof-racks. Holds 4-5 pairs Boats FOR SALE: 1994 Hunter sail- WANTED: TO HOUSE-SIT in month + util., laundry and wifi. skis; 1-2 snowboards; key; good shape; 250-365-7763 boat, 23.5 ft. with trailer, nice Nelson. Am mature, reliable, Phone Martine 250-551-9275 1 BEDROOM APT., 15 minutes THULE FRONTIER SKI box condition. 250-229-4115 or clean, quiet. Will do yard upkeep. to Nelson, beautiful view, patio, $250obo. Yakima Sky box Pro email W/D, wood floors, $575/+utili- 18 *NEW* $600 obo call 250Misc. for Sale ties, Ray 250-359-7758 352-1806 Furniture COMPUTERS FOR SALE, Sudoku Classic Difficulty Level Medium sk9M000402 Classic Difficulty Level - Easy sk9E000394 PLANNING MAP DRAWERS $30-$150, XP/Windows7 sysFree Reader Classified Listings - 4wx4d refurbished in birch. 7 tems, email me for specs/prices, Reader classified ads are free for three weeks at no drawers with work surface top Jordan, Castlegar, 250-608cost, 15 words or less. Limit 1 ad per phone number per 3548, $350. 250-229-4178 Balfour week. Additional words are $0.25 each per week. Commercial and association classified advertising. is $5.00 for the first 15 words and $0.25 for each additional word per week. This is payable by Visa/Master Card.

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