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Grant Wilson, Manager of the Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre, is proud to adopt the Paint Plus program to help keep paint and other hazardous materials out of landfills

The Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre and Product Care Association and the are proud to announce the opening of the Paint Plus program located at the Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre. The centre already collects other recyclables, and as of Monday, April 30, 2012 has expanded their operation to help keep paint, pesticides, solvents and waste gasoline out of our landfills. Not only will the Paint Plus recyling depot take unwanted paint, the leftover collected paint is offered free of charge for further use. Along with being the most cost-effective and energy-efficient alternative for handling leftover paint, reuse puts paint where it belongs on buildings, walls, and fences - and diverts it away from our sewers, dumps, and landfills. The depot will be collecting products during business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For a complete list of accepted and non acceptable products visit or call the Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre at 250354-4922

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Seven new bus shelters to be installed on the North Shore Community members and the RDCK Board have identified a need for bus shelters to accommodate transit of using the North Shore transit service. Drawing on Federal Gas Tax funds, which are distributed by the RDCK to a wide range of projects across the region, the North Shore (portions of Electoral Area E and F) recently benefited from a combined total of $78,750 in gas tax funding plus $23,000 from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to support the construction and installation of new locally-made bus shelters. Aligned with community references and built with

locally available materials and suppliers, Spearhead designed seven bus shelters that will be installed in appropriate locations along the North Shore. The construction of these bus shelters is anticipated to increase ridership in the area. Having more commuters on the local transit system and reducing personal vehicle commuter trips in the area will decrease energy consumption and result in lower greenhouse gas emissions. “I hope the new bus shelters will continue to improve transit ridership in Area E. This is an excellent success story illustrating the

use of Federal Community Works Funds (Gas Tax). We are very fortunate to enjoy a partnership with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure that also contributed generously to the bus shelters, which feature local wood,” says Ramona Faust, Electoral Area E Director. “I am excited and pleased that Phase 1 of our bus shelter project is nearing completion. Not only are we finally able to provide protection from the elements for users of our bus system, but we will be doing so in shelters designed and built locally. I would like to thank Spearhead,

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and RDCK staff for their efforts and congratulations on a job well done,” says Ron Mickel, Electoral Area F Director. The Federal Gas Tax Fund is a tripartite agreement between Canada, British Columbia and UBCM that delivers infrastructure funding to local governments primarily for capital projects that lead to cleaner air, cleaner water, or reduced greenhouse gas emissions. UBCM administers the Federal Gas Tax Fund in B.C. in collaboration with Canada and British Columbia.

Arrow Lakes Reservoir boat ramp improvement to be completed BC Hydro and Columbia Power are pleased to announce a partnership to complete the remaining Arrow Lakes Reservoir boat ramp improvement projects. Under the terms of the agreement, Columbia Power will manage the construction of the three ramps. The projects are the replacement of the Nakusp ramp; a new ramp at Anderson

Point, and upgrades to the existing Edgewood boat ramp. The designs for the remaining projects have been developed by BC Hydro in collaboration with the local communities. BC Hydro believes that Columbia Power’s local knowledge and relationships will further benefit communities associated with the Arrow

Keep Dirtbikes off the roads

Salmo RCMP have been receiving reports of uninsured dirtbikes travelling on the roads in town. Dirtbikes should remain on designated trails and if located on public roadways can be issued a “No Insurance” fine for $598. Cpl R. Bellman 46261 KBRD- Salmo 250-357-2212(Ph) 250-357-2622(fax)

Lakes Reservoir boat ramp improvement projects. Columbia Power will be managing the development, construction and commissioning of the three ramps and will keep the community updated on a regular basis. Audrey Repin, Director of Stakeholder Relations and Communications for Columbia Power, will coordinate a series of meet-

ings beginning this spring to bring residents and key stakeholders up-to-date about the ramps and next steps on the projects. The projects have been ordered by the Comptroller of Water Rights and, once the projects are complete, BC Hydro will maintain the boat ramps. The ramps are scheduled to be useable in 2013.

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Local solutions to pesticides

Back L-R are nurses Colleen Driscoll,Cheralynne Kennedy,Erin Roulette, MC Larivee, Lois Pierk. Front: Mayor John Dooley

Nelson honours National Nurses Week

Mayor John Dooley signs the Proclamation for National Nurses Week, May 6-12. Every year during the second week of May the Nurses are honoured.

Soup Kitchen Fundraiser May 11, 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. and May 12, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Kootenay Christian Fellowship Hall at 812 Stanley Street. Vintage Collectable Sale to fundraise for a kitchen renovation. For more information please visit or phone 1-888-761-3301

Food cupboard �grows local solutions ������������������ The Nelson Food Cupboard has partnered with local artists to recognize Hunger Awareness Week, May 7-11. The slogan for the week-long campaign is “Lettuce Beet Hunger.” An eye-catching poster with this message is the result of a creative collaboration between two local artists, South Slocan potter Karel Peeters and Nelson photographer

Knights of Columbus contribute Last week a truck pulled up to the Nelson Food Cupboard loaded with food: beans, rice, soup, vegetables and much more. The food was donated by members of Knights of Columbus Nelson Council 1560 and Cathedral Parish. The donation, valued at $520, was part of a North America-wide initiative to

Nelson and area is infected with cherry fruit flies, tiny critters with stripes on their wings, that lay an egg in each cherry just before they turn pink. When the eggs hatch, a tiny worm burrows into the cherry and begins to eat. The standard method for preventing cherry worms is to spray over and over again all summer, since the flies don’t all emerge at once. A newer method, invented here in the Kootenays, is to completely cover your tree so the flies can’t get to the fruit. Kootenay Covers are special nets designed for this task. The netting in Kootenay Covers is very durable, stretchy and UV resistant, created especially for this purpose, and unavailable in anything else. They will last for many years, giving you beautiful, poison-free, worm-free cherries each year. Check out for more information.

collect food during Lent. The Knights of Columbus encourage other local organizations to follow suit. “Hopefully this will create a focus on the needs in the community,” said Knights of Columbus member Bob Tremblay. For more information, contact

David R. Gluns. The poster that the solutions to hunger can be home-grown. “Hunger is a real issue in this community,” explains Nelson Food Cupboard Coordinator Anna Kirkpatrick. “Each month about 1,000 customers come through our doors.” The Nelson Food Cupboard operates a barrier-free food bank and aims

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to provide customers with healthy options. “One way we supply healthy food is through our Harvest Rescue, and Grow a Row programs,” explains Kirkpatrick. Each year local residents donate thousands of dollars worth of excess garden produce and tree fruit. “We could not function without the amazing support of our local community.”


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Selkirk College honours its extended family

Atradition has been established at Selkirk College. Each year, on the evening prior to the annual graduation ceremony, the Board of Governors gathers to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in various walks of life. The college awards honorary diplomas, recognizes distinguished educators and distinguished alumni. “It is through these awards that Selkirk College is able to formally recognize members of what we consider to be our extended family and honour the impact they have had on Selkirk and on the

lives of others,” said Angus Graeme, College President and CEO. On the evening of April 19, members of the College’s board and administration, award recipients, their families and nominators gathered on the Castlegar campus to present the awards to the 2012 recipients. This year, the nominees for Distinguished Educator were of such high calibre that it was not possible to select one over the other. As a result, Distinguished Educator awards were presented to both Don Wilson and Fred Wah.

The Board Award recipients were again honoured the following day at the graduation ceremony.

Mr. Fred Wah, 2012 Distinguished Educator Recipient with nominator, retired Selkirk College instructor, Mr. Craig Andrews

Selkirk College offers course on comic books A course tracing the rise and development of comic books, including superheroes, 1960s underground comics and graphic novels, will be offered at Selkirk College’s Tenth Street campus July 17 to 19 in connection with Nelson’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. The impact comics have had on film, music, and literature will also be considered during three daily sessions totaling 18 hours of instruction. Tuition is

$125. Teaching the course will be Selkirk faculty member Ian Dawe, who holds a master’s degree in film studies. The course is open to all, although limited to 25 students; registration information is available on the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival website, The Festival website also provides registration information on two Okanagan College credit courses offered in Nelson

between July 9 and 20: a course in professional editing, and a course familiarizing readers and creative writers with the changes in poetry and prose since the early 20th century. Registration deadline for the Okanagan College courses is May 31. The Festival itself will bring to the Queen City from July 12 to 15, four prize-winning Canadian authors along with editors from three Canadian literary presses. West Kootenay

authors will be celebrated at a B.C. wine-tasting event and a literary cabaret. Nelson City Council this month voted to grant the Festival $8,000 from Nelson’s share of the Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives funding. Other Festival sponsors to date include the Canada Council for the Arts, Nelson and District Credit Union, Columbia Basin Trust, Kootenay School of Writing, Okanagan College and Selkirk College.

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


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Poverty and homelessness in Nelson What are the issues, contributing factors and potential solutions to homelessness here in our community? The Annual Report Card on Homelessness seeks to shed light on these questions and their surrounding issues. Set for release this June, the 2012 Report Card on Homelessness will mark the fourth annual for our city. The report presents a snapshot of poverty and homelessness in Nelson. It is a tool developed to assist in both understanding and addressing the issues. This year’s report will include local statistics and stories from around our community.

Residents are invited to contribute their voices. “The report card is truly a community document. Beyond every local statistic, there is a voice and a story that belongs to one of us, one of our neighbours,” says Tabor, Community Coordinator with the Nelson Committee on Homelessness. “This year we really want to welcome community members to submit thoughts, stories or quotes.” Do you want to share a message with the community about local poverty and homelessness issues? Interested in contributing

dr. science Christine Humphries

I have been trying to be kinder to the environment and have been replacing incandescent light bulbs with “eco-friendly” fluorescent bulbs. I detect a significant delay between turning on the light switch and the light going on at all. All a bit bothersome particularly in the bathroom at night! This seems to be very different from the “instant” on characteristics of a filament bulb. What gives? Many countries are encouraging consumers to replace regular incandescent bulbs with energy-saving compact fluorescent (CF) bulbs. Unlike normal bulbs which work by heating a filament until it is white-hot and produces light, CF bulbs gen-

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The Light Bulb Question erate light without any heat. The CF bulb is made of two parts, a gas-filled tube and a ballast. Electricity from the ballast goes through the tube and ionizes the gas. The ionized gas emits ultra-violet light which is absorbed by a chemical, called phosphor, on the inside of the tube. Phosphor re-emits the ultraviolet light, which we cannot see, as visible light, which we can see. Because CF bulbs do not produce heat, they are much more energy efficient. This means, for example, that a 23 watt CF light will produce about the same amount of light as a 90 watt incandescent bulb. This translates to about a $25 saving in energy over the lifetime of the bulb. CF bulbs do have their flaws however. Whereas a normal incandescent bulb has a delay of 0.1 second before it starts producing light, a CF

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Decriminalize Marijuana

It is criminal that we criminalize for the possesion and consumption of marijuana. The challenge to reduce the consumption will not be accomplished by putting people into the penal system. The continuing criminalization of drugs only serves to suppport the gangs involved with it and support the industry (courts, lawyer, prisons) around this drug. Just as cigarette consumption has been reduced by education and new medical technology, marijuana consumption can be reduced in the same way. The decriminalization of marijuana does not encourage the use of it, but will enable the government to more effectively control the drug, and potentially benefit from taxation. Marijuana prohibition has been a dismal failure; it has not controlled the use at all, yet has only pushed people into prisons instead of clinics. On the surface, it seems that it would be of benefit for Nelson to add its voice to other municipalities, to change the law in order to match the times we live in.

Mungall declares victory for Glacier Howser creeks

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In speaking to Bill 30, the Energy and Mines Statutes Amendment Act, NelsonCreston MLA Michelle M u n g a l l declared victory for the Michelle Mungall K o o t e n a y s ’ MLA: Nelson/Creston fight against the Liberals’ private power scheme. The Bill, introduced by the Liberals, makes changes to the Clean Energy Act and removes the concept of self-sufficiency for hydroelectric energy in British Columbia. Since the self-sufficiency aspect of the Liberals’ original legislation merely resulted in BC Hydro buying private power at inflated prices and selling below cost, the Liberals had to admit that they could no longer continue the scheme that saw considerable profits for some of their donors. “This is a day where I have to say that people in my constituency feel quite vindicated for everything that we said in 2009 about the private power

projects and how wrong they were for British Columbia in terms of our economy, the financial aspect and the environmental component of these deals,” said Mungall in her response to the bill. In 2009 the AXOR Corporation sought an Environmental Assessment Certificate for a private power project on Glacier and Howser Creeks. Kootenay residents showed overwhelming opposition to the project, which would divert water into 16 kilometres of tunnel dug out of the mountainside to generate power, putting the landscape and wildlife at great environmental risk. Because of the Clean Energy Act, BC Hydro would be forced into paying above market value for that private power only to turn around and sell it at a loss. The system, in the guise of creating self-sufficiency for the province, made no economic sense. “Our voices were heard, and we stopped that project; we find that we did the very right thing,” noted Mungall. “We appreciate that the Liberals have finally recognized that we, the people, know what was best for our region.” Submitted by the office of Michelle Mungall

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Should Nelson City Council follow Vancouver City Council to end the prohibition on marijuana? Click here or visit the link below

We asked our readers in last week’s survey what defines freedom of expression: IF you have a channel for your expression whether it be art, opinion or sexuality and you are not in jail or being shot at, then you have freedom of expression. It would be nice if there was also a way to have freedom FROM other people’s expressions also. Expression is at least a two-way street and therefore involves an audience for the expression. I don’t want to be an audience for everyone’s freedom of expression. WE the people need to be able to set the parameters of viable expression... What is too much? We must address this as well..... All within the context of civility...

THIS could be an essay. There are many things it is NOT, e.g. expressing hatred against race, gender. TO say what i want to say without censorship or repercussion, provided it isn’t in the realm of hatred, bigotry, prejudice, etc. ENHANCES right to develop relationships FREEDOM of Expression is defined by an insatiable self-egotistical need to have your say!!!Everyone speaks of rights and no one speaks of responsibilty. NOT being afraid to state your opinion. EVERYTHING short of yelling fire in a crowded theatre.

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clarity, and the decision to publish or not to publish is completely at the discretion of the editor and publisher. All letters must be signed and include your name, address and phone number. Only your name and the community where you live will be published. We will not print “name withheld” letters. Opinions in the paper are not necessarily those of the Express Update or its advertisers.

PRETTY much what we are not getting from Ottawa; a majority rule has only served Harper’s Corporation buddies, the rich who just don’t care and those who pay little attention. Being who you are and proud of it; willing to take a risk if you know it could benefit others and yourself.

GOVERNMENTS are not interested in freedom of expression. Though they have to accept it in the end as it is iresistable. Freedom of expression is respect for,and interest in people. Tolerance. ATTEMPTING to share what is inside on the outside

Fish Heads and Flowers

Fish Heads to the dog owners whose dogs bark at every passing car and person and your dogs’ leave the yard. Be responsible !!

Signed: Quiet Country Disturbed Fish Heads to the local road crews for still NOT fixing up MAJOR potholes on the road Signed: swerving driver Flowers to the Spring Beings, bringing us rain, warmth, flowers and another season of renewal. Signed: Lover of Spring

Fish Heads to the dog owners who take avantage of the off season at Kokanee Park and don’t pick up their dogs poops... Signed: Smell of the Woods Flowers to all the wonderful smiling staff at my bank. I wouldn’t change banks just because of you friendly people. Love you! Signed: Blessings Flowers to the lovely folks who deliver the communtiy newspapers and flyers. I like your style and your smile. Signed: Always on Time

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Bruce Cockburn Tickets on sale May 4

Bruce Cockburn comes to the Capitol Theatre in Nelson, Tuesday, August 7 The Royal is very proud to announce the second show in their Capitol Theatre Series: An Evening with Canadian icon/singer/songwriter/activist Bruce Cockburn.

For over four decades Cockburn has been a staple in Canadian music as an ever-evolving and skilled lyricist and musician. He is truly a Canadian legend and the Royal couldn’t be hap-

pier to have him come to Nelson. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 4 at noon at The Capitol Theatre Box Office, by phone at 250-352-6363 or online at

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Nelson & Area: Fri. May 4 - Sun. May 13

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11th Annual Nelson Garden Festival Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, on the 200 Block of Baker Street and Kootenay Street. If gardens are good teachers, there will be lots to learn at the 11th Annual Nelson Garden Festival. “We have more vendors than ever,” says one of the festival’s organizers Glyn Violini. “Each year the festival grows and really, community agriculture prospers.” Violini, a heather and rose vendor who helped start the first garden festival, has seen the event grow from a few tables in 2001, to more than 40 vendors and community groups today. Sponsored by the EcoSociety, the garden festival will again feature a stunning array of perennials, annuals, veggies, herbs and flowers as well as garden accessories and custom furniture, manure and fertilizers. For more information call 250-354-1909 or visit Fri. May 4

●●●All Request DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill

●●●Clinton Swanson & Friends Afterwork Dance Party. The Royal. No Cover. 6 p.m. Featured vocalist for the night will be the talented Sienna Dahlen.

●●●Gemma Luna Trio w/ DJ Geo. The Royal. 7:30 p.m.. This guitar, vocals, upright bass and drums trio plays original music that has been described as folk jazz funk medicine. Tickets are $10 at the door.

●●Homelinks presents “The Miser” by Moliere. 7 p.m. at the Trafalgar Fine Arts Theatre (Hall St. entrance). All Ages. By donation Sat. May 5 ●●●Cinco de Mayo w/ Rhapsody and Breakfluid. The Royal. Doors open 9pm. Join Dj’s Rhapsody and Breakfluid as we celebrate the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo! Tickets $5 at the door. ●● Kinderhouse

Mayfest, 10:00-1:00 at the Waldorf School

members of Canada’s vibrant folkrock scene. Tickets are $15 available at Urban Legends, The Music Store and

●● Filmmaker Frank Wolf is coming to speak of his new film called “On the Line,” A ducumentary about the Enbridge Pipeline at the Castlegar Public Library and again at 7 pm. For more information see the Facebook page: Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC. ●Pool Table Nights, Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill

●West Kootenay Ostomy Group last meeting until September. Open discussion. Pizza & refreshments served. Info: 250-368-9827.

●Heritage Harmony Barbershop ●●Birth Doula Training. Saturday, May 5 and 6 (full Chorus. Welcoming anyone! Tim days) Kootenay Family Place 250-825-9694 or John 250-3526892 767 - 11 Ave., Castlegar, BC ●●●Tantrum Desire with DJ Cain.1 and Four20 MC. 10 pm, Spiritbar. Some of the most upfront and fresh bass music on the planet. Custom Visuals by Onbeyond. Opening set by DJ Four20. Advance tickets $20 at Hume Hotel. Sun. May 6

●●●Ryan McMahon/ Christopher Arruda / Cory Woodward. The Royal. 8 p.m. Tickets $10 available at The Royal, Urban Legends and www. ●●●Niko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. ●●●Karaoke. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill. 9p.m. Mon. May 7

●●●Sarah & Rich at the Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m. ●●●The Skydiggers. The Royal. 8 p.m. For two decades the Skydiggers have been integral

Tues. May 8

●●●BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet Opening set by Funk Boat. The Royal. 6 p.m.. Grammy award winning Cajun group BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet! Tickets are

● Ongoing Events

$25 in advance / $30 day of show. They are available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and ●●●Cliff Maddix and friends 6p.m. The Library Lounge ●●Filmmaker Frank Wolf is

coming to speak to his new film called “On the Line,” A documentary about the Embridge Pipeline at the Castlegar Public Library, 7 p.m. at Nelson United Church. For more information see the Facebook page: Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC.

Wed. May 9 ●●●Variety Shows w/ Estevan and Tracy Lynn. The Royal. 8:30 p.m. Come to listen, come to play! The stage is open. ●●●Great Lake Swimmers w/ Cold Specks. The Royal. 7 p.m. Toronto indie-folk/rock rockers. Opening the show will be Cold Specks. Tickets are $20 and are available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and ●●●Paul Landsberg at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m.

BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet Tuesday, May 8, 6 p.m. the Royal The Royal is proud to present the Grammy award-winning Cajun group BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet! The Formation of BeauSoleil, one of the bestknown and highly respected cajun bands in the world, is due to fiddler Michael Doucet’s desire to keep the unique Southern and Louisiana culture and music from extinction. What a treat to experience this world renowned taste of the south in our little mountain town. Tickets are $25 in advance / $30 day of show. They are available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and

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●●● Live Music Wed. May 9 - continued ●Alzheimers/ Dementia Caregiver support group meetings. 2nd Wednesday Monthly. 7 p.m. Call 250-352-6788 or email for more info. ●Nelson Tech Club: for electronic hobbyists and Arduino enthusiasts to meet and work on projects. Every Wednesday 6pm Ste 207-601 Front St, old Jam Factory upstairs. New members welcome. Small facility fee, first visit free. email ●Nelson Women’s Centre Dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916. Darts at the Nelson Legion. 7:30p.m. 250-352-7727. ●Girls’ Night with MargaretAnn at the Youth Centre. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 608 Lake St. ph. 250-3525656. ●Nelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resource Centre. Wednesdays from 12 - 2pm 719 Vernon St. or phone 250-352-6008. Thurs. May 10 ●●All School Windows On

Waldorf Tour Thursday, May

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10th 8:30 a.m. start - registration required ●●Spring Fling : A Kootenay Area Speed Dating Experience. 8-10 p.m. at the Spirit Bar. Advance tickets are $13 and tickets at the door will be $17. Advance Tickets are available through phone by Credit Card and in person at Kootenay Coop Radio (250-352-9600), and in-person at the Hume Hotel and at Global Underground in Nelson, BC. Tickets will also be sold at the door. ●●●Kiyo Elkuf and friends at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m. ●●●The Unity Festival PreParty. The Royal. 9 p.m. Featuring Heartsong and Vortex. The Unity Festival in the Slocan Valley is a non profit event created to support artistic endeavors for youth in the Kootenay region. Last year the festival was able to donate monies to two separate schools to help develop their music departments while showcasing local talents. Tickets $5 at the door. ●Toastmasters: Improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. www. toastmasters.or.

A Kootenay Area Speed Dating Fundraiser A fundraiser: Thursday, May 10, 8-10 p.m. at the Spirit Bar ‘The Singles Show’ and ‘Love, Sex, and Everything in Between’, two shows on Kootenay Coop Radio will be hosting a Speed Dating Experience. The two shows have teamed up to bring a Speed-Dating experience to Kootenay Area singles. Looking to bring together Singles from all over the Kootenay Area to enjoy a fresh experience, have some fun, and potentially meet some new friends...whom may or may not develop into more. This Speed Dating Experience. To participate, one must arrive before the 830pm Start Time. After this event, participants are more than welcome to the enjoy the rest of their evening at the Spirit Bar. Advance tickets are $13 and tickets at the door will be $17. Advance Tickets are available through phone by Credit Card and in person at Kootenay Coop Radio (250-352-9600), and in-person at the Hume Hotel and at Global Underground in Nelson, BC. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

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● Ongoing Events

Canadiana Cowboy Tim Hus Rides into Nelson Friday, May 11. 9 p.m at The Royal, 330 Baker Street. With a voice sweeter than a Husqvarna chainsaw, a wit that is sharper than rusty barbed wire, and a list of songs longer than a Saskatchewan fence line, Stony Plain recording artist Tim Hus comes at his audience like a runaway rig. Tim’s distinctive songwriting and spirited performances by the members of his dynamic band stand as a cornerstone of authentic Canadiana. Tickets are available at The Royal, Urban Legends, Eddy Music and at ●Nelson Women’s Centre. Dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916.

●Acupuncture for Addictions. Free drop-in clinic. 9:30a.m. Located at 333 Victoria St., 2nd Floor. 250-505-7248. Fri. May 11 ●●●All Request DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill. ●●●Tim Hus. The Royal. 8 p.m. Having toured from coast to coast and back again sharing the stage with other great talents such as Stompin’ Tom Connors, Ian Tyson and Corb Lund, Tim Hus is making a stop in Nelson this time bringing with him his “Canadiana Cowboy Music.” Tickets are $15 and available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and

●●Our Daily Bread Kitchen Renovation Fundraiser. Vintage/Antique/ Collectable/ Retro sale. Bake sale/coffee. 5pm-9pm. 812 Stanley Street. For more information contact ●Gender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362. Sat. May 12 ●●● Adham Shaikh

Refractions CD Launch Party. The Royal. 10 p.m. Funkin dubsteppy, breakbeating, psy-dubby glitchhoppin, electro tribal journey around the globe. This evening will also feature special guest Timothy Wisdom and custom visuals by Onbeyond. Tickets are $15 available at the door.

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●●●Nelson Rythm and Blues Soulcase @ Spiritbar. Over 15 musicians, three bands, eclectic rhythm blues soul collaboration from some of the regions finest! Live Recording - be part of the audience for this KCR membership drive event - support live music - support local radio . Sat. May 12

●●Tales from Afar: inspiring stories by local travelers. 7:30 p.m. at Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St., alley entrance. Tales from Afar is an evening of stories and presentations by locals who love to travel, write, take photos, and share their treasures. Tickets are $10 minimum donation at the door. There will be a short intermission with homemade cookies, coffee and teas, and a couple of special guests. For more information, contact Fiona 250354-1648 or ●●Nelson Sailing Regatta, NOTICE OF RACE- Keelboats Sudoku Classic and dinghys (4 division) will race a course (PHRF) between Lakeside Park and CottonWood Creek, 10 am start both days, Saturday 0915hrs Skippers Meeting on Gov’t wharf

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●The Nelson Scrabble Club meets at 1p.m. For further information, please call 250-352-6936. Sun. May 13

















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●●●La Cafamore String Quartet in Concert, 7:30 pm ●●●Niko at the Hume Library St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral, Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. 723 Ward Street, Nelson BC. ●●●Tony Furtado and Luke Touring the Kootenays, the La Price w/ Stephanie Schneiderman. Cafamore String Quartet will ●● Nelson Sailing Regatta, The Royal.Doors open at 6pm. be presenting a program of rich NOTICE OF RACEKeelboats Showtime 8pm approx. The Royal and powerful music for strings and dinghys (4 division) will is thrilled to present acoustic Difficulty Levelblues- Easy sk9E000009 Sudoku Classic Difficulty - Medium andLevel piano. Tickets: Adult - $15, race a course (PHRF) between man, slide guitarist, banjo wizard Students $12, Families - $45. Lakeside Park and CottonWood - Tony Furtado!! Joining Furtado is two-time U.S. National Fiddle Creek, 10 am start both days, Available at Otter Books and at Champion, Luke Price of the band Saturday 0915hrs Skippers the door. For More Information: ph. - 250-505-2508, email Green State. This is going to Meeting on Gov’t wharf For information, contact Jeff Easy Sudoku Medium more Faragher - 250-505-2508 or


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●●Movie Night at the Royal: A Funraiser for the Sinixt. 7 p.m. The feature film is entitled, “We are Not Extinct.” This thought provoking documentary was filmed locally. “Anna, Emma and the Condors” will also be shown. ●● 11th Annual Nelson Garden Festival. 200 Block Baker Street & Kootenay St. 10am to 3pm. Info at www.



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Rose Gertrude Reed

Rose Reed passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 27, 2012. Rose was born on June 24, 1915 in Glenwood, Alberta, the first of eight children to Lucile and Ernest Bohne. During the Depression, Lucile and Ernest moved to the farm to sustain their family and Rose and her brothers and sisters enjoyed the warmth and closeness of deep family ties. The children rode their horses four kilometers to school in Glenwood; during the winter they travelled the route by horse-drawn sled. Rose Gertrude Bohne married DeLane Harrod Reed December 7th, 1939, settled in Lethbridge, Alberta and raised three children Connie, Dixie and Pee Gee. The family moved to Nelson in 1959 after waving goodbye to Connie at the railway station. Rose was an excellent seamstress. She

was a long-time member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Fraternal Order of Eagles. She volunteered at the Red Cross. And, she worked a number of years for Judge Evans. After retirement, Rose and Dee travelled throughout the southern US states and from coast to coast in Australia. Rose was predeceased by her husband DeLane in 1987. Rose will be deeply missed by her loving family - daughters Connie and Dixie and son Philip and his wife Kim; brother Winston and sisters Maida (LeVerre) and Wilma of Alberta, as well as many nieces, nephews, church brothers and sisters, and friends. Special thanks to the LDS Relief Society for their faithful care and support. Also, special thanks to Dr. Murray for his kindness and devotion to our mother’s well being. A Memorial Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints, 222 West Richards, Nelson on Thursday, May 10th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. On line condolences may be expressed at www.

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George Henry Coleman On Monday, April 30, 2012 George Henry (Hank) Coleman of Nelson passed away at the age of 85 years. A Celebration of Hanks’ Life will be held on Saturday, May 5th, 2012 at the Nelson Rod & Gun Club 801 Railway St. Nelson, BC from 2:30 to 4:30 PM. As an expression of sympathy family and friends may make donations to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation 3 View St. Nelson, BC V1L 2V1 or the Nelson Jubilee/Place Foundation 500 w Beasley Nelson, Bc V1L 6G9. On line condolences maybe expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

George Smith Stewart

George Smith Stewart passed away peacefully on April 28th, 2012 in the Nelson hospital after a short bout with cancer. George was born December 27th, 1921 in Dundee Scotland, spent over 50 years in Edmonton and area, retired in Riondel and had just moved to Nelson to Lake View Village. He is survived by two Grandsons James Barels

of Regina, Saskatchewan and John Barels of Edmonton, Alberta and one great granddaughter Rebecca Nixon of Walker, Louisiana. He was predeceased by his wife Jean in 1983 and his daughter Donna in 2007. Special Thanks to Dr. Woodward, the staff on the 3rd floor of the Nelson hospital, the staff at the Trail hospital and the staff and residents at Lake View Village for their wonderful care and concern and thank you to his many friends. A celebration of George’s life will be held on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 at Bob’s Bar and Grill 319 Fowler, Riondel from 2pm until 4pm. Online condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

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2010 FORD FOCUS SE Sedan Priced to sell at $12,700 with only 13,800kms. Contact:natashaedney@hotmail. com


'92 TOYOTA CARIB RHD AWD. Great kootenay car. 125k! $4500 OBO. Call 505-6205 1990 CHEVY CAVALIER, manual, very clean, new winters/battery. Drive it away! $800 call (250)354-7897 1994 HONDA CIVIC, 2DR H/B, red, auto, 295.000km, w/winter tires on rims, $2500, 250-226-7716

Automotive-Sleds/ Bikes

2007 YAMAHA WR450F Sweet, powerful bike. Carb kit, rad guards, bar risers. $3900 357 2758

Automotive-Tires/ Parts/Other

1973 CHEV 4X4 parts truck has warn winch offers 250-352-2902

Automotive-Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

1987 BRONCO 2 v6-5spd Needs work or Good for Parts $200.00 352-9851 2000 GMC 2500 pickup 4x4 extra cab trade for 1000cc motorcycle Lance @ thanks


BOB DOUBLE JOGGING stroller with raincover, $340 obo, deuter child carrier, $145 obo, ph. 359-7128


CAT: SWEET AND cuddly, child friendly. will keep you mice and fly-free. good home: 250-505-1185


HEARTWOOD INNOVATIONS DESK with return, comes with file cabinet and overhead storage cabinet. $800.00 250-505-2942

Garage Sales

RECYCLED TREASURES SUPER VARIETY SAT. May 5th 9:30-noon St. Saviour's Anglican Church Hart Hall (previously Memorial Hall) enter

Carbonate at Ward St., Nelson Morning Refreshments

Help Wanted

PART-TIME PERMANENT POSITION as Program Coordinator with the Nelson & District Women's Centre. Deadline for application April 27th.For more information see

Home & Garden

BRAUN JUICER & Braun Foodprocessor, made in Germany, NOT China, excellent condition, $100.for both, 250-226-7880

Lost & Found

tom corner cabinet, and/or pantry? 250-352-1312 ACCORDION WANTED. I'M LOOKING for a used accordion that is not to expensive. Call Sarah at 250352-2496.

Music & Dance

GUY LAPOINTE AUDIO Services Call me for engineering your show, 20+ years experience - digital and analog - Live music, weddings, conference, movie, film, recording studio, lighting equipment rentals. 250-352-2322, 250354-8885 guy@crowhealingnetwork. net

Pets & Livestock

LOST WALLET: IF found, there is a reward for contents. 250-354-2868. Contents are irreplaceable. LOST: PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES, black with red arms - possibly in a black case. If found call 250-354-3923 LOST APR. 19 around LVR, 3rd St., and/or Nelson Ave. Anne Klein ladies watch. 354-4342. WILL THE PERSON who found my cane in an Extra Foods shopping cart return it to the store, where the owner can retrieve it? Please, I need it for walking! Philip Daykin 250-352-3758

CLEAN, BEAUTIFUL STRAW for your pets/livestock. Carl: 250-3529705. Can leave message also MOST LOVING CAT needs home. amazing mouser, flycatcher, and cuddler. great with kids. free: 505-1185

afternoon or evenings NEW HOME NEEDED for quality mattress set...memory foam, box spring,metal frame, protective cover , $400...352.6533 thanks NIKKEN MAGNETIC FOAM, queensized 57x77" barely used, new $800 only $300. 250-825-0016

finished, studio suite,suited to single person. Preference to mature, long term tenant. References required. No smoking, no pets. Available May 1st, $650/m includes untilities. 250-3521951 SUNNY MAIN FLOOR two-bedroom suite, Uphill. Garden, washer, NS. June 1 (or earlier). $895/month + utilities. 250-352-3319 SUNNY, SOUTH FACING basement suite near the Dam Inn.2 br, huge yard, fire-pit, pets considered. w/d,$900/ HUGE 1 BEDROOM, 4 piece bath, w/d, private entry, bike locker, storage, n/s, no cats, $875.+ 250-352-3922

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BACHELOR SUITE, FULL kitchen, w/d, large 4 piece bath, private entry, n/s, June 1st $625. 250-352-6132 4-BED/2-BATH FAMILY HOME in Fairview. 3-min. to Lakeside. $2,000 + utilities. Avail. Aug 1. Email SUNNY CHARACTER 700SQFT home +700sqft garage 8minutes to Nelson. pet friendly creekside, woodstove $850 heidmcgregor@hotmail. com GREAT 2 BEDROOM house May 1st F/S, W/D Close to downtown,mall,& amenities,storage space available. $1150+util. Contact 250-253-2562. FURNISHED ROOM W/D, Wifi, NS/ NP. Lrg $475 or sm $400 util. incl. Avail now. 250-354-3922

Rentals Wanted

MATURE WOMAN NS/NP/ ND,EXCELLENT References, requires long-term detached rental Real Estate house, privacy,quiet. Immaculate MOVING, MUST SELL. Like new housekeeper. Phone 250-352three bedroom townhouse waterfront 4647 Nelson. $350,000 OBO Must see. WANTED: 1 BDRM apt. Heat 250-354-4445 or included. Must be able to have 250-551-2827 my cat who's indoor. Must be in town. Can't pay more than $600 Recreational per month because I am on a penVehicles sion. Call 250-352-9643 Misc. for Sale 1995 OKANAGAN 5TH Wheel Model RESPONSIBLE SINGLE ADULT UTILITY TRAILER- 7'X10-6 heavy 27-5M, big slide,AC,solar panels,2duty steel frame 2x6 cedar deck. batteries, skylights,very good condition Woman looking for a Bachelor Suite for me and possibly my Spare. $600. Eves-2502295221. $8,500 O.B.O. 250-355-2469 Cat. $400-500. Good refs. Do not Days-2503521157. Rentals smoke or party. Quiet Clean and HELLINGER BOOK FOR sale. Excellent condition. 250-352-6533 LIKE NEW UPHILL, walkout, partially Honest. 250-505-3687

Misc. Wanted

OLD MINING RAILS for a boat ramp. Call 250-825-9344 PATIO TABLE WITH or without chairs. Phone 250-399-0056 or 250-5056558. RENOVATING YOUR KITCHEN? COULD you spare an under-sink, bot-


BC ELECTRICAL SERVICES: residential and commercial wiring, sign maintenance and cleaning, 55' bucket truck. 250-226-6786

Shared Accom.

SHARED NELSON HOUSE: furnished room, W/D, NS/NP, Wifi, women, avail now. $475 all incl. 250-354-3922

Sports Equipment

NORCO IAGO 15" 21 speed, body size to 5'6" very lightly used $85.00 OBO 250-352-6132

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