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Friday, June 1, 2012 Vol. 2, No. 14

NELSON BECKER

Uma Gaudreault and Kyle Gies admire Nelson’s newest mural located on Nelson’s Big Orange Bridge.

“BOB” gets muralized BOB, Nelson’s “Big Orange Bridge,” now sports many new colours. Just a short time ago, Amber Santos and her partner Serjão, had the idea for the “Colours of Nelson” mural and now their vision is complete. The official opening ceremony will take place on June 24, at the Big Orange Bridge from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The mural was completed by 17 diverse artists, from the ages of 15 – 37. The mural is a Nelson &

By Nelson Becker District Arts Council project, in partnership with: the Nelson Daybreak Rotary Club, Nelson City Police, City of Nelson, Nelson District Youth Centre, Department of Highways/ Ministry of Transportation, Columbia Basin Trust and the BC Gaming Commission. “I hope it will inspire the people of Nelson, as art is nourishment for the soul, said Santos” Visit the “Colours of Nelson” Facebook page for details.


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West Kootenay public transportation history in the making On June 6, 2012 public transportation history will be made in the West Kootenay area. A regional committee will be established to bring integration to nine separate operating systems. The committee will develop a single schedule system and regional fare structure. That means a BC Transit customer who boards a bus in Nelson could travel through Castlegar to Trail having only paid once. The regional committee will help unite service between Nelson, Trail, Castlegar, Kaslo, Nakusp and the Slocan Valley. For BC Transit riders who have been “puzzled”

by inter-regional schedules that operated out of sync, the committee will piece it all together. A giant puzzle of the region will be unveiled in advance of the first committee meeting as the regions work together as one. “Congratulations to the West Kootenay local governments and BC Transit for working together to improve service for transit passengers,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Blair Lekstrom. “This is a great example that public transit works best when local voices are part of the solution.” “The new transit sys-

tem is a great example of regional cooperation. It will benefit riders and increase their numbers by delivering a more efficient and flexible service,” said Nelson Councillor Donna Macdonald. “It’s also a key part of local governments’ commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” “The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary looks forward to working with regional partners throughout the Kootenays to improve the service and sustainability of these very important transit systems,” said Kathy Wallace, Director, Kootenay Boundary

Regional District. “Integrating our transit systems with those of our neighbouring partners will improve the delivery of the transit service and enhance the riders’ experience,” said Lawrence Chernoff, Mayor, City of Castlegar. “Our local government partners in the West Kootenay region are demonstrating great leadership,” said Manuel Achadinha President and CEO of BC Transit. “When communities work together, we can provide customers with a more effective and efficient transit system.” Submitted by BC Transit

Nelson water system solution wins excellence award BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA) has recognized Nelson-based AquaDiversities Inc., and the Blaylock condo complex with its 2012 Award of Excellence for creating an affordable and innovative new water system; ending the need for a longterm boil-water notice for the complex. “It is an on-going struggle for communities with small water systems across B.C. to find affordable solutions to improve their drinking water systems so they are both safe and high quality,” says Daisy Foster, CEO of the 4,400member BC Water & Waste Association. However, a Nelson consulting group, AquaDiversities Inc., has done just that for the Blaylock condo complex, located just outside of Nelson. “This award recognizes an innovative and cost-effec-

tive solution, that also sets the bar for stakeholder communications throughout the project,” says Foster. “The system illustrates that affordable solutions are available for many of the small rural water systems throughout B.C. that are struggling to cope with providing safe drinking water.” Nathan Ward, CEO of AquaDiversities says, “I am excited about this award because it will increase public awareness as people will find out there are uncompromised, cost-effective solutions out there for rural water systems to have safe drinking water. It is an honour to be recognized by my peers at the BC Water & Waste Association.” Richard Vere, a resident at Blaylock condos and member of the strata building and maintenance committee says, “We knew we would have to get a new system, so we decided to

be proactive and we got the system for a very reasonable price. Everyone is happy to be off the boil-water advisory and have safe water that does not taste of chlorine.” BCWWA awards are designed to recognize innovation and excellence in the management of water resources,and to showcase the contributions of outstanding individuals and groups in British Columbia and Yukon’s water and waste-

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water industry. BC Water & Waste Association is a not-for-profit association that provides a voice for the water and waste community within British Columbia and Yukon. Through its 4,400 members, BCWWA safeguards public health and the environment by sharing skills, knowledge, education and experience regarding water and wastewater. Submitted by the BCWWA

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Columbia River Treaty information session and dinner

Wednesday, June 6 at Selkirk College, Castlegar Campus, Open House 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., discussion 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., free dinner 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Provincial Consultation Workshop 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Columbia River Treaty Local ted to consulting with affected people in more at www.cbt.org/crt/infosession. Governments’ Committee is hosting B.C. to ensure their concerns are heard. People that cannot attend this sesinformation sessions where Basin resiIn addition to these community infor- sion can attend an online information dents came to take part in the provincial mation sessions, there will also be online session, at www.cbt.org/crt/tutorial. For consultations on the Columbia River information sessions on Thursday, June more information about any of these Treaty (CRT). The Province is begin- 7, at 9 a.m. (PDT,) 10 a.m. (MDT,) and upcoming opportunities to learn more ning its consultation to review the 1964 Monday, June 18, at 7 p.m. (PDT) and 8 about the Columbia River Treaty visit Columbia River Treaty between Canada p.m. (MDT). The online sessions are not www.cbt.org/crt. and the U.S. this spring, and has commit- part of the provincial consultation. Learn Submitted by CBT

Natural building project offers natural building workshops Ground has broken for the new public washroom at the Art Gibbons Memorial Park in Nelson (Rosemont), a joint project between the City of Nelson and the Kootenay/Rockies branch of the Cascadia Green Building Council. Ellenwood Homes, a local contractor, is well on the way to constructing the net-zero energy “natural building” with local, healthy, low-embodied-energy mate-

rials and alternative building methods. Cascadia has delivered several successful public seminars about natural and green building methods. Throughout the upcoming season, Cascadia will hold weekend hands-on workshops held on site, including: Wood-chip Clay Infill & Clay Brick Construction (June 2, 3 and July 14-15), Vegetated Roof Plantings (June

16), Natural Clay Plaster (July 28-29), and Renewable Energy Systems and On-Demand Hot Water (September 16). “Cascadia’s goal is to provide education on proven, sustainable building methods,” says Shari Imada, Chair of the Kootenay/Rockies Branch. “We want to show that building with natural materials not only results in a comfortable, beautiful building, but one

that can be constructed with a limited budget if you’re willing to put in some effort.” To register for workshops, contact the Building Tree at info@buildingtree.ca or 250352-7933. For general information, contact kr@cascadiagbc. org. Visit www.cascadiagbc. org for more information on your local green building council. Submitted by Cascadia Green Building

Bear Smart electric fencing workshop Thursday June 7, 7:30 p.m. at Slocan Park Hall.

Learn how to protect your produce, beehives, chickens and livestock while “coexisting with wildlife. Gardeners, beekeepers, farmers and anyone else living in bear country are invited to join Slocan Valley Bear Smart coordinators, Daniel Sherrod and Evelyn Kirkaldy for an electric fencing workshop. We will demonstrate how to set up a simple electric fencing system specifically designed for bears, discuss maintenance and review various applications. At all times of the year and while bears are asleep in the winter,

there are other predators such as bobcat, lynx, cougar and pine martin that are happy to feast on valley chickens. We will cover various methods of effectively dealing with a variety of attractants so you can minimize the chances of inviting bears and other predators to your property. Admission by donation For more information contact Evelyn Kirkaldy 250-359-6611 eekbears@hotmail.com or Daniel Sherrod 2503587262 daniels@vws.org or visit www.bearsmart. com/Kootenay. Submitted by Bear Smart

Bear Smart Tip: Electric fences are an effective way to prevent bears from raiding gardens, orchards, beehives, chicken coops and livestock. Get Bear Smart info: eekbears@hotmail.com 250-359-6611 www.bearsmart.com


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KAAP goes international

Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society has joined other animal welfare organizations in the area that list their homeless pets at www.petfinder.com, the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the internet. The site currently has over 359,000 homeless pets listed and is

updated continuously. More than 13,700 animal welfare organizations in the U.S., Canada and other countries post their pets on the site. Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society pets may be viewed at http:// www.petfinder.com/shelters/BC211.html. Submitted by KAAP

Dave and Laura McMichael from the Telus Ambassador volunteers present a cheque to Yvonne Shewfelt (centre) for the Nelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Program bringing their total donation to $900.00 this year.

Nelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention offers their support The Nelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Program (EAPP) volunteer educators have developed a one halfhour PowerPoint presentation outlining significant changes to the laws and by June 1 will have provided the materials to six of the area Senior Citizen Association Branches. If any other community groups, organizations or businesses would like to book this well-received pre-

sentation, please contact us at preventeldRabuse@sbdem ail.com or by phone message at the Seniors Coordinating Society 250-352-6008. The EAPP Resource Centre is also open to the public Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for individual concerns or requests for information (719 Vernon St). Dropin or appointments can be made. Submitted by EAPP

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Young amputee participates in War Amps seminar

Fraser Packham, 7, of Nelson, is back from The War Amps 2012 BC Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar in Victoria. Born a left-arm amputee, Fraser attended the three-day seminar, which covered all aspects of growing up as an amputee, including the latest developments in artificial limbs, parenting an amputee child, dealing with teasing and bullying, and learning the importance of staying active. He also has taken Fraser (right) pauses for a photo with Junior interest in the War Counsellor Zachary, of Delta B.C., at the War Amps Amps Operation 2012 BC CHAMP seminar Legacy and was presented with a CHAMP Ambassador Certificate for handing out the Program’s bookmarks to classes at his school for Remembrance Day. CHAMP is funded solely through public support of The War Amps Key Tag and Address Label Service. For more information, call 1-800-250-3030 or visit waramps.ca.

Relay For Life 2012 Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. at Lakeside Park. The Canadian Cancer BACK against cancer. We Society’s Relay For Life is invite all of the community a non-competitive relay and of Nelson to join us on Relay fundraising event where day. Funds raised support teams of up to 15 people take cancer research, prevention turns walking, running or roll- initiatives and support proing around a track at Nelson’s grams. To register as a parLakeside Park in support of ticipant, team, volunteer, surthe fight against cancer. At vivor or caregiver, visit www. the event there is non-stop relaybc.ca or contact Brenda entertainment, activities for 250-352-4610 abmacj@telus. the whole family and inspir- net. ing ceremonies. At Relay For For more information, Life we CELEBRATE can- contact Brenda 250-352cer survivors, REMEMBER 4610 or visit www.relaybc.ca loved ones lost and FIGHT and click Nelson


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The "Colours of Nelson” mural should just be the beginning

Public art in our communtiy seems to be a requirement and yet we do not have much of it. The mural “Colours of Nelson” up on Nelson’s big orange bridge (aka BOB) is a spectacular and a wonderful addition to our community.

In Castlegar, they have recently adorned their downtown core with a variety of locally made scuptures. These scuptures create a sense of culture and vibrancy to a once generic downtown scene. Perhaps murals are different than sculptures. Sculptures such as the wonderful peices done by John McInnon in Lakeside Park can be considered permenant, while mural art should be considered temporary. Perhaps five years as a maximum and then it would have to be redone.

This might actually be a better way to go about public art. It allows for changing tastes as well as giving future artists “canvases” to work on. When I saw the mural on BOB, I realized it could also be the first part of a larger project. What if each year, we muralized another piece of the bridge foundation until we reached the other side. Once it was finished, we could start fresh with new artists and new times.

By Nelson Becker

Do you think Nelson needs more public art? Click here or visit the link below www.surveymonkey.com/s/Public_art_in_Nelson

Last week’s survey responses:

How do you feel about the abolishment of the penny? BEST idea government has had in a while. Now, how about the nickel and dime?

IT’S about time; let’s review our local “time change” policy next !! IT was long overdue.

SINCE it cost more to make than it was worth, it makes sense to phase it out. And good for the local community organizations who are using it as an opportunity to create awareness and raise money.

GOOD to see it go. Not required in this day and age. A massive national campaign should be set up to get the remaining pennies collected and given to charitable organizations. Set up “Penny Power” collection boxes in malls, stores, service stations etc.

I don’t like it. I wrote a lab book for the Ministry of Education that uses the changes in mass in the penny over the years as one of the experiments.

LIKE metrification, firstly it will be an excuse for many businesses to “round up” prices, and probably not just a nickel. Secondly, it is an opportunity for our banks and other financial institutions to computer-manipulate most transactions to the “nearest nickel” digitally in their favour; a “legal” version of the old computer “salami” fraud. The Mint needs to keep those penny dies! I do not agree with the abolition of the penny.

SHOWS the state of our society when the penny is now considered “useless.” I’m an “oldtimer” and we grew up with the notion that a “penny saved is a penny earned’” Now we live in a wealthy society. Our younger generation has no idea what it took their grandparents to attain what seems so common today. My first job was at $.50 an hour - 50 pennies !! I actually treasure those days. Now it’s (min) $10 1000 pennies. Times are “a changin’!”

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


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Should I use my air conditioning or open the windows?

dr. science Christine Humphries The answer to this question is simple; it depends on the speed your car is going. At low speeds, such as in the city, it is more fuel efficient to roll down windows. At highway speeds, it is more fuel efficient to turn on the air conditioning. Using an air conditioner to cool off a

car requires the engine to rotate the air conditioner’s refrigerant compressor and to provide electricity to operate the fan. These demands on the engine require it to burn more fuel and can have a significant impact on fuel consumption. Some tests show that fuel consumption can increase by up to 20% with the use of air conditioning in stop-and-go traffic. However, at highway speeds, using the air conditioner is the lesser of two evils. This is

because rolling down windows increases the aerodynamic drag (a force that opposes the car’s movement through air) on a car. At low speeds, the aerodynamic drag is minimal, but as the speed increases the drag increases in proportion to the square of the speed. This means that if as a car’s speed doubles, its drag quadruples. General Motors estimates that at high speeds, up to 23% of a car’s energy is used to overcome aerodynamic

drag. As such, as the drag increases, so does the amount of fuel needed to overcome the drag. Therefore, at highway speeds, it becomes more fuel efficient to have the air conditioning on than to increase the drag on the car by opening windows. The only way to cool your car, at any speed, without any impact on fuel consumption is to use the car’s flow-through ventilation (the car fan) to air out the car. Good luck keeping cool this summer!

Cat urine odour: Top ways to stop it fast and remove the smell

Pets - Purely Natural

By: Dr. Andrew Jones

Cats are wonderful companions, but when they start to urinate in the wrong places, such as in your carpet or on your couch, then your companion becomes not so wonderful. In this article I will show you the top reasons why cats urinate inappropriately, the top ways to solve this, plus my most effective at home remedy to eliminate the odor. You’ll find out how to prevent this from happening again, keeping your home free from the unpleasant odor of cat urine. Cats choose to urinate outside their litter box for a variety of reasons. Some cats will urinate due to a medical condition called feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD); in this condition there is pain and inflammation. Kidney disease can cause increased drinking and urination, while diabetes can lead to increased drinking and bladder infections. Some cats have issues with the litter box,

as it may be the wrong type of litter, or are located in a place with too much traffic. In other situations, cats will urinate due to behavior; such as the stress of being inside, anxiety with another cat, or just because an unfamiliar new ‘object’ is present. Litter box problems are best treated by changing litters to one your cats prefers ( such as clumping clay litter), placing them in more private areas in your home, and by having more litter boxes available. The litter must be cleaned regularly, as cats will be averse to using it due to smell, and not being fresh. Medical conditions require a diagnosis at your veterinarian starting with an analysis of the urine. Kidney failure and diabetes require specific diets, medication based on test results, and in the case of diabetes, insulin can be needed. FLUTD, or bladder inflammation can respond to conventional and alternative treatments. These include: canned food increasing moisture content, supplements to decrease inflammation, such as Glucosamine, and/or antianxiety conventional medication such as amitriptyline. The cat glucosamine dose

is 100mg per 10lbs of body weight daily. Cat behavior urination requires you to decrease the stress causing your cat to urinate in the wrong places. Behavioral urination occurs more often in un-neutered/ unsprayed cats; if this is the case with your cat then have them spayed or neutered. Top holistic remedies to decrease anxiety in your cat include the pheromone called Feliway; it is available as a spray or plug in diffuser. Bach Rescue Remedy may make your anxious cat feel calmer and more secure. Place 1 drop twice daily in your cat’s mouth. Try this for 3-4 weeks. Valerian may decrease anxiety in your cat, but it must be given for 2 weeks. The dose is 50 mg per lb of body weight of the dried herb or 1 drop per lb of body weight twice daily of the extract. Removing the smell of cat urine is key to preventing this from happening again. Cats tend to go back to the same area that they have urinated on in the past. There are a number of commercial urine odor removal products, but I have found a particular home recipe very effective. If the urine is fresh, soak up as much as possible with a cloth or paper

towel. Mix up this recipe for odor neutralizer (may lighten fabric so test a spot first) 1 cup hydrogen peroxide ( 3%), 1 tsp baking soda, 1 quick squirt liquid dish soap. Mix well and completely saturate on carpet/fabric that has been urinated on, and let air dry. Some people find mixing in a spray bottle and spraying it on is easier. Wait 24-48 hours then vacuum your carpet/ couch, or wash your peed on shirt. You can stop your cat from urinating in the wrong places in your house if you follow my above suggestions, a successfully remove the foul odor. If your cat is drinking more than normal, or urinating frequently with blood, then have a veterinarian determine the cause. If feline urinary tract disease is found, follow the basic principles of increasing fluid in your cats diet with canned food, decrease inflammation with supplements such as glucosamine, and decrease stress in your cat with remedies such as the natural pheromone, Feliway. Use my advised home recipe to remove the smell of cat urine, and if you follow all of the steps, this may never happen again

DISCLAIMER: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian. Dr. Andrew Jones resigned from the College of Veterinarians of B.C. effective December 1st 2010, meaning he cannot answer specific questions about your pet’s medical issues or make specific medical recommendations for your pet


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Jumbo Wild! supporters gather in Kaslo

Kaslo and area supporters for Jumbo Wild! scared off the Minister of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations and his Deputy Minister by rallying in Kaslo this past Saturday. The event was timed to coincide with the B.C. Community Forest Association’s annual general meeting in Kaslo on May 26. The Minister or a representative was invited to speak on Saturday evening. “Neither Minister Steve Thompson nor Deputy Minister Konkin were willing to face us. They seem to not understand the concept of public accountability,” said organizer K.Linda Kivi. “The government wants us to think support for the resort is split, and this is hardly the case. Overwhelming opposition has remained strong for the past 20 years,” said Gary Diers, organizer and Argenta resident. Diers and Kivi are part of the West Kootenay Coalition for Jumbo Wild, a regional group that has joined with other organizations such as the Kootenay Mountaineering Club, the West Kootenay EcoSociety and the

Valhalla Wilderness Society to stop the development of the Jumbo Glacier Resort. “The 300 people who rallied at Vimy Park took the opportunity to express their discontent to Compagnie des Alpes, the French investors who are being courted by Jumbo Glacier Resort,” said Kivi. Western Canada Wilderness Committee national campaigns coordinator, Joe Foy spoke at the event, emphasizing how the destruction of a place like Jumbo is a provincial, national and international issue. The Wilderness Committee has pledged to throw its weight behind the campaign to let the French public, as well as Compagnie des Alpes know why this project is a bad idea for everyone. The next event planned by the Jumbo Coalition is a Rock ‘n Blues benefit for Jumbo Wild! at the Royal on Saturday, June 9. For more information contact KL Kivi, 250-354-7939. Submitted by David Reid, Director of the West Kootenay EcoSociety.

DOUG PYPER

Jumbo activist honoured

98-year-old Edith Mauer, honoured for her long involvement in the Jumbo Wild! campaign.

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Paddlers of all ages were out on the lake Saturday with Nelson’s Kootenay Rhythm Dragons who gave rides to five happy boatloads.

Ride the Dragon a roaring success

Dear editor, Thank you for publicizing our event last week. It was a great success. Judy O’Leary Kootenay Rhythm Dragons

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Nelson & Area: Fri. June 1 - Sun. June 11 ●●● Live Music

●● Special Events

●●Corazón’s Annual Year End Concert 2 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Nelson United Church. Tickets are on sale at Otter Books. For more information call (250) 352-7670. See more info on this page.

Banjo Extraordinare, Old Man Luedecke Monday June 4, 7 p.m. at the Royal. Singer-songwriter banjo extrordinaire, with his trademark clawhammer style playing, his beat-keeping foot-stomping and a voice that perfectly compliments his old time feel. Opening the show is Juno nominee and Western Canadian Music Award winner, Del Barber. Tickets are $10 and will go on sale Friday, March 9th at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and liveattheroyal.com

Fri. June 1 ●●●Clinton Swanson & Friends . The Royal. 6pm. No cover! Dance to live music by local saxophonist Clinton Swanson and friends as Mostly Swing hosts a dance party. Don’t forget your dancing’ shoes.

●●●Fish and Bird w/ James Lamb. The Royal. 8 p.m. Described as an “indie-folk powerhouse”, Fish and Bird are a seriously talented bunch with their own unique and distinct sound. James Lamb and his folky roots music with open the show. Tickets are $10 and are available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and liveattheroyal.com. ●●●Steve Earle - Live at the Capitol. SOLD OUT!! Doors open at 7:30pm. Showtime approx 8pm. ●●●All Request DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill

●●FANTASTIC ART SALE, June 1st & 2nd at the Hume Hotel, Nelson. Up to 70% OFF original art

by local artists Kate Bridger, Sue Parr, Marilyn McCombe & Tea Preville. Doors open, Friday at 11 am. ●Gender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362. Sat. June 2

●●●Shred Kelly w/ Quoia. The Royal. 8 p.m. Folk rock frenzy!! Sharing the night will be the high energy group, Quoia with their uplifting coastal groove! Tickets are $10 at the door and are also available online at liveattheroyal.com

6 ●●Kevin Armstrong’s “Opera1for E Heathens” live at the Capitol. With N JU Kirk.. dOUG nORMAL and Alan

O Tickets are $20/$15 D T for students E and seniors, and ON are available at the Capitol STheatre TP Box Office. (250 352-6363) PO ●●Wood-chip clay wall workshops in Art Gibbons Park in Rosemont. $50/ day including lunch. kr@cascadiagbc. org, 250-354-3116. See more info on page 3.

●●“We stride so they can turn the tide.”The Nelson Grans to Grans are hosting the 2012 STRIDE TO TURN THE TIDE walkathon.The event will take place June 2nd, 2012 at 10:00 AM. Mark your calendars and join us to make a difference.We will meet at 10:00 AM at the Rotary Shelter , Lakeside Park and walk to Cottonwood Park.Register and pledge at Lakeside Park or donate on line at http://bit.ly/NelsonStride You can also contact a Grans to Grans member for pledge sheets ●●FANTASTIC ART SALE, June 1st & 2nd at the Hume Hotel, Nelson. Up to 70% OFF original art by local artists Kate Bridger, Sue Parr, Marilyn McCombe & Tea Preville. Doors open, Friday at 11 am.

●Ascension Lutheran Church warmly welcomes former National Bishop Ray Schultz. Bishop Ray will speak on “Renewing Christianity for a Post-Modern World” Sat. June 2 9:30am-noon and will Preach Sunday June 3 @ 10:15am. All are welcome. 1805 Silverking Rd. Nelson, BC. 250-352-2515

● Ongoing Events ●Meat Draws at Nelson Legion. 3:30p.m., in beverage room with Karaoke after. 250-352-7727. ●The Nelson Scrabble Club meets at 1p.m. For further information, please call 250-352-6936. Sun. June 3

●●●Niko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. That Girl and Earl performing at Lakeside Park for the ALS run at 12:00 noon.

●●“Salmon Speaks” Family Carnival and Barbecue fundraiser. Games, food and fun! Valhalla Children’s Center. Conatact 250304-8926 Wood-chip clay wall workshops in Art Gibbons Park in Rosemont. $50/day including lunch. kr@cascadiagbc.org, 250354-3116. ●●Join us for the 11th West Kootenay Walk for ALS on Sunday, June 3rd 2012. This fun filled community event will be kicking off at Lakeside Rotary Park in Nelson at 11:30am with the Walk Starting at 1pm. Proceeds from this event go to the ALS Society of BC to fund research and to provide support for those living with ALS.

Corazón’s annual year end concert Saturday, June 2, 2 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Nelson United Church. With half of its 67 members just back from an exciting trip to Cuba, Nelson’s celebrated choir Corazón is getting ready for its annual year-end concert on June 2. “For most people in Nelson it is the only chance they get to hear Corazón,” says director Allison Girvan, “because almost everything else we do is out of town. And it is the culmination of our year, so it is emotionally charged. For a lot of the older singers it is their last performance with Corazón and that emotional energy drives the performance.” Tickets are on sale at Otter Books. For more information call (250) 352-7670.


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●●● Live Music Sun. June 3 - continued

●●●Karaoke. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill. 9p.m. ●St. John’s Lutheran Church Service. Everyone welcome to 4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250354-3308.

●RC electric 1/10 dirt track racing, every Sunday 10am at 5 Mile tracks. Contact jdnelsonrc@gmail. com ●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. 250-3522515. ●Quaker Meeting 4th Sunday of each month in Winlaw. 11 a.m. Phone 250-226-6701. Everyone welcome.

●Texas Hold’em Poker at the Nelson Legion. 12p.m. Last Sunday of every month. 250-3527727. Mon. June 4 ●●●Sarah & Rich at the Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m.

●● Special Events ●●●Old Man Luedecke w/ Del Barber. The Royal. Doors 7pm. Singer-songwriter banjo extrordinaire with his trademark clawhammer style playing, his beat keeping foot-stomping and a voice that perfectly compliments his old time fee. Opening the show is Juno nominee and Western Canadian Music Award winner, Del Barber! Tickets are $10 and will go on sale Friday, March 9th at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and liveattheroyal.com ●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 Chorus. Welcoming anyone! Tim 250-825-9694 or John 250-3526892 Tues. June 5 ●●●Cliff Maddix and friends 6p.m. The Library Lounge

●●●BA Johnston w/ Ketamines. The Royal. Doors open 8pm. The Royal is happy to have comedic genius BA Johnston back for another evening of topless, fireworks in the street while standing on his mother‘s minivan

Zeds Dead comes to Castlegar with big sound Thursday, June 7, 9 p.m. at the Element Bar and Grill in Castlegar

Zeds Dead may be one of the greatest success stories in Canadian music in the past few years. Selling out 70 shows across North America in 90 days this past winter and headlining literally every major festival in the world this summer, Zeds Dead have cemented their names as one of the top acts in the world of electronic and bass music. Making their mark in many different genres including hip-hop, dubstep, electro, moombhahton and even some drum and bass, Zeds Dead is on top of the world right now! Alongside Zeds Dead will be a superstar lineup including 2011 403 Red Bull 3style champion, Kato, Deeps, B-Ron, and live hip-hop from Dion Rego and Rippel. This evening will also showcase a custom PK soundsystem, which will be the biggest rig ever brought indoors in the Koots. Custom video mapping by the masterminds behind the Pagoda Stage at Shambhala. 30$ Advance tickets available at Ripping Giraffe, Nelson, The Element, Castlegar, The Choice, Cranbrook, Ross Vegas, Rossland and online at Clubelement.ca/tickets.

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Buck 65 Saturday, June 9, 10 p.m. at the Spiritbar. Richard Terfry, who uses the stage name Buck 65, is a Canadian experimental artist, MC and turntablist. Underpinned by an extensive background in abstract hip-hop, his more recent music has extensively incorporated blues, country, rock, folk and avant garde influences. he has won many Juno awards over the past 10 years. "I get asked all the time, ‘how would you describe your sound?’ I don’t have a good answer for that either. I could say “hiphop,” but a lot of people would disagree with that. Why would they? Well, best I can figure is that it’s a very conservative genre and my take on it is very liberal, to say the least.” Terfry is also a radio host, hosting the weekday Radio 2 Drive show on CBC Radio 2 since September 2, 2008. In addition, he once hosted a weekday program on CBC Radio 3’s web radio station. Opening act is Rhoneil. Advance tickets are $20 and are avail at the Hume Hotel which he sleeps in while on tour musical mayhem...and sometimes he like to perform in the bathroom as well. He truly is hilarious. If you’ve never caught his show now’s your chance. Joining him this time around are the psychedelic, garage rock sounds of Ketamines. Tickets are $6 at the door. Wed. June 6 ●●●Variety Shows w/ Estevan and Tracy Lynn. The Royal. 8:30 p.m. Come to listen, come to play! The stage is open. ●●●Paul Landsberg at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m.

●Alzheimers/ Dementia Caregiver support group meetings. 2nd Wednesday Monthly. 7 p.m. Call 250-352-6788 or email Lhoskin@alzheimerbc.org 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. http://www.nelson-tech-club.info/ email info@nelson-tech-club.info ●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. www.nelsonelderabuseprevention.org or phone 250-352-6008.


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●●● Live Music Thurs. June 7

●●●Kiyo Elkuf and friends at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m.

●●●Von Butcher. The Royal. Doors open 9pm. Von Butcher is a 5 piece ol timey /country space rock outfit that’s here to bring a tear to your beer and blur the memory between sadness and joy. Lead singer Brian Kielbfleish has the power to evoke true emotion and bring you into his music thru his powerful voice. He’s backed by a star studded line up of players including Glen Jones (mando/ bazooki), Gaber (banjo), Scot Milne (bass) and Marv Walker on drums. Tickets are $5 at the door. ●●Bear Smart electric fencing workshop. 7:30 pm. at Slocan Park Hall. For more info contact Evelyn Kirkaldy 250 359-6611 eekbears@hotmail.com or Daniel Sherrod 250 358-7262 daniels@vws. orgwww.bearsmart.com/Kootenay. More info on page 3.

●Toastmasters: Improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. www. toastmasters.or. ●Nelson Women’s Centre. Dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916.

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●Acupuncture for Addictions. Free drop-in clinic. 9:30a.m. Located at 333 Victoria St., 2nd Floor. 250-505-7248. Fri. June 8 ●●●Self Evident, HxdB and DJ Cure @ Spiritbar. Opening Set: Ryan Wells and Ghostwhip. $10 presale availbale at the Hume front desk. ●●●All Request DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill

●●Nelson 4 Nelson Fundraiser. The Royal. Doors open 6pm. Come on out and help support one of our Favorite people. Starting at 6pm you can enjoy a bite to eat at Sarafina’s and have a drink while watching some amazing musicians. By 8pm we’ll be ramping up the party vibe so if you have to make it an early night you can still come and support your buddy during his long recovery from a nasty fall. By 10pm the place will be jumping and in full celebration mode. There will also be a silent auction as well as a live auction with many amazing goods donated from the community. Admission is by donation. ●Gender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362.

Oneness meditation comes to Nelson Sunday, June 10, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Monday June 11 at 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Nelson United Church. A local group are bringing a remarkable and sacred event to the Nelson United Church. They have arranged for a Oneness Meditator to be here to share this special blessing with the community. There is no particular spiritual practice required to attend and all traditions are welcome. This very sacred blessing offers you the opportunity to free the mind effortlessly and wake up to the magic and beauty of life. The OM is FREE, donations accepted to cover expenses and you can register by going to www.onenessnelson.ca. Please respect that this activity is not appropriate for children under 12. For more information contact Lahana Grey at lahanainparadise@yahoo.com.

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Be part of the filming of “On the Shore of Dreams” Saturday, June 9, 4:20 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre Rising Dawn Productions will be filming concert pianist/filmmaker Dharel Verville, performing in the major motion picture production ‘On the Shore of Dreams.” The concert/filming event will feature Daryl performing Franz Liszt’s monumental piano transcription of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony; the 1st movement, and the 2nd movement of the 9th symphony, considered one of the greatest pieces of music ever written.Daryl Verville and director Gary Ramsbottom are asking Nelson theatre audience and music lovers to come and fill the Capitol theatre as the shoot would like to include audience members in the finished film. A must-see for all music lovers! Free admission to all, donations will ge most gratefully accepted. For more information, contact the Capitol theatre and dharelverville.com Sat. June 9

●●●Buck 65 @ Spiritbar. See page 9 for more info.

●●Jumbo Wild Fundraiser. The Royal. Doors open 5pm Join us for a Jumbo Wild fundraiser with an evening of amazing local music as we raise money and awareness!! A huge night of music in on deck with Howlin’ Dan & The Riondelics, White Lightning Blues Band, Sunshine Drive, Lazy Poker Blues Band, Clinton Swanson & Friends, and more! And...Brent the oysterman will be on site shucking oysters! Admission is by donation. ●Meat Draws at Nelson Legion. 3:30p.m., in beverage room with Karaoke after. 250-352-7727. ●The Nelson Scrabble Club meets at 1p.m. For further information, please call 250-352-6936.

Sun. June 10 ●●●Niko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. ●●Karaoke. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill. 9p.m.

●●ONENESS MEDITATION at United Church Nelson 6pm and 8pm for EVERYONE www.nelsononeness.ca to register FREE ●St. John’s Lutheran Church Service. Everyone welcome to 4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250-3543308.

●RC electric 1/10 dirt track racing, every Sunday 10am at 5 Mile tracks. Contact jdnelsonrc@gmail.com ●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. 250-352-7727.


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Classifieds, Event Listings, Press Releases, Fish Heads and Flowers and Letters to the Editor can all be submitted via the Express website: www.expressnews.ca You can also reach us by phone at 250-354-3910, e-mail, express@expressnews.bc.ca or by post at: P.O. Box 922, Nelson, B.C., V1L 6A5. Please note that the Express Update and all its contents are copyrighted by Kootenay Express Communications Corp. and may not be used without expressed permission. Copyright 2012 The Kootenay Express News Update 554 Ward Street Nelson, B.C. V1L1S9 Nelson Becker, Publisher

LITTLEWOOD Gertrude Dasey (nee Kinnarny) was born in Vancouver November 15, 1920 and passed away peacefully at Mountain Lake Seniors Community in Nelson BC on May 17, 2012. She is at last together again with her husband of 65 years, Desmond, who passed before her in Jan 2008. Gert was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was an accomplished artist whose love for learning new mediums of expression led her from painting rocks with her grandchildren and creating paper tole to creating stunning watercolours and oil paintings that could grace any wall. Her works are treasures to all who have them. In 65 years of marriage, Gert and Des successfully raised 4 sons who have gone on to raise families of their own. Many will remember beautiful summers up the lake; ice cream treats; walks on the beach; long talks over cups of tea about art, religion, antiques, family, books, music, dolls, pictures, history, jewellery, garage sale treasures, gardens...but most of all she will be remembered for the love and laughter. Gert’s life will be celebrated by all who knew her, including her sons Ted (Leigh Ann), Tom (Debbie), Walter (Catherine), and William (Elena); her grandchildren Marlisse (Emmett), Tracey, Corinne, Jordan, Devon, Laura (Brett), Kristen (Mike), Caleb, Jaclyn, Amy (Adam), Shauna, Stacey (Devon), Yvonne, Jamil, Andrea, Michelle, and Jenette; her great-grandchildren Dekotah, Shae, Braeden, Lucas and Ara; her sister Pat (Matt), sister-in-law Norma, and her many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings Alan, Marie, William, Jenny and Kay; her brothers-in-law Joseph, George, Jack, Hugh, and Tom; and her grandson Jonathan. We all will keenly miss her passion for all things beautiful and her ability to see so much of it; her amazing inner strength; her bright sense of humour; and her dedication to those she loved. The family wishes to thank the staff of Mountain Lake Seniors Community and Kootenay Lake Hospital, Dr Janz, Dr Moulson, Linda Chouinard and Ann Kaufman for their steadfast support and care of Gert over the past years. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all who have reached out to give assistance or lend comfort during this time. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on June 13th at 1:00 pm at The Cathedral of Mary Immaculate in Nelson, B.C. with Father Jim Ratcliffe as celebrant. She will be laid to rest beside her husband at the Nelson Cemetery. Funeral arrangements Difficulty Le Difficulty Level - Easy are under the direction sk9E000013 of Thompson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs. ca . As an expression of sympathy, family and friends may make a donation to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation 3 View Street, Nelson BC V1L 9Z9 or a charity of their choice.

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