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theExpressNewsUpdate building Nelson & area community since 1988

Friday, June 22, 2012 Vol. 2, No. 22

NELSON BECKER

Boarding for building Click here for On Thursday June 21, Baker Street was alive with the sound of wheels as an estimated 100 skateboarders showed their enthusiasm and support for the future building of Nelson’s outdoor skate park.

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CommunityNews theExpress Update

Friday, June 22, 2012

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RDCK urges everyone to be prepared for flooding TO REPORT A FLOODING EMERGENCY CALL 1-800-663-3456

With an above-average to high snowpack remaining in some areas, warmer temperatures, and the possibility of heavy rains in our region this weekend, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is urging everyone to be prepared for flooding. Property owners are responsible for protecting their land and property. To assist those property owners in potential flood areas, designated fire stations throughout the Regional District have sandbags available for emergency use. If high water is threatening your prop-

erty these materials can prove useful, but remember, your safety is more important than your belongings. Stay safe and prepare before an event occurs. If you have experienced high water encroaching on your property in the past, you may expect that again this year. For Kootenay Lake Levels, visit http://www.fortisbc.com/Electricity/ CustomerService/KootenayLakeLevels. An emergency can happen anytime and everyone needs to be prepared to manage on their own for at least 72 hours.

For more information on personal and family preparedness, including details on proper sandbagging techniques, visit the Provincial Emergency Program web site: www.pep.bc.ca. For information on river levels: http://bcrfc.env.gov.bc.ca/warnings. For RDCK Public Notices please go to: http://www.rdck.bc.ca/publicinfo/ notices.html. For further information contact your area Emergency Coordinator: Noreen Clayton, Emergency Coordinator 250-352-8177

The Nelson-Salmo Great Northern Trail, formerly the Burlington Northern Santa Fe right-of-way will be closed in the following areas until further notice: Cottonwood Lake to Hall Siding due to recent grizzly bear sightings. A very large mother grizzly and three large cubs continue to be in the area and have been seen as recently as June 12. The closure

is required to prevent encounters with bears. Ravine Trestle (Shesnuk Creek) area approximately 2.5 Kms south of the Stanley Street loop entrance in Nelson ,due to a mudslide that occurred earlier this Spring. The trail is open from Stanley Street to Cottonwood Lake but is impassable in the Ravine Trestle area until the

site is remediated. Ymir area – a portion of the trail will be closed June 20 to 22 for crews to complete an environmental investigation. Always use caution when travelling on the trail system. Respect all closures. Thank you for your cooperation. For further information contact Joe Chirico at the RDCK 250-352-8158.

Uphill walking trail closed due to grizzlies and acts of nature

Improvements coming to West Kootenay highways and roads

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and Nelson area local side roads will also be resurfaced. The government of British Columbia is also investsk9M000042 ing $1.75 million to reconstruct and resurface Highway 3B through Rossland. This work is in conjunction with improvements being deliv-

ered by the City of Rossland. Work is underway and is scheduled to finish this fall. Motorists are advised to check DriveBC for details of delays or closures at: www. drivebc.ca. Submitted by Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure


EducationNews theExpress Update

Friday, June 22, 2012

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Summer Reading Club 2012: Strange... But True? Encourage kids to investigate great reading this summer. Children will be forced to wonder whether what they read is Strange... But True? when they join the 2012 Summer Reading Club for free at the Nelson Public Library. Kids can sign up at the Nelson Library starting on June 18 and receive a fabulous free Reading Record and bookmark, as well as collect weekly stickers. Check us out for fun, free programs, con-

tests and displays all summer. Kids who complete their Reading Record will be eligible to receive a special Summer Reading Club medal! Make sure to join us on July 4 at 1 p.m. to kick off our summer festivities with snacks, book draws and Rossland children’s author Darcee O’Hearn. If you can’t make that, be sure to come see a fantastic show by Norden the Magician on July 16 at 3:30 p.m. Everyone is

welcome. Space is limited and with all our great events we expect our programming to fill up quickly. Registration starts on June 18 and is mandatory, but absolutely free. We have something for everybody: activity groups for age groups 3-5, 6-8 and 9-1; field trips to the SPCA and the fire station, presentations; by Bear Aware; watching the dress rehearsal of Capitol Theatre’s The Pajama Games production

and much more. Summer Reading Club makes reading fun and the expert staff at Nelson Public Library can help kids find just the right book or magazine from among a wide variety of library materials. For more information about Summer Reading Club check the website at www. nelson.bclibrary.ca, the online Summer Reading Club at www.kidssrc.ca or simply email summerreadingcamp2 012@gmail.com.

Selkirk College will be running three science camps this summer for youth ages 6-12 years of age. Camps are three days in duration. Two will be in Grand Forks and one at Christina Lake (Christina Lake Welcome Centre).

The camps have a fun, interactive learning environment, which includes some basic electricity, chemistry, physics, and biology. Participant will be given lots of opportunity for hands-on experience. Local science teacher, Haley Rymer, is

excited about the opportunity to expose children to the fun of science at a younger age. This program is supported by Community Futures Boundary, Kootenay Association of Science and Technology, and Regional District of Kootenay

Boundary, in partnership with Selkirk College. Dates are July 4-6, July 24-26 and August 28-30. Pre-registration is required by contacting the Selkirk College Grand Forks Campus. 250 442 2704 or email jwetmore@selkirk.ca.

Selkirk College offers Science Camps to the West Kootenays

Why is it recommended to change your toothbrush after a cold or flu?

someone who is immuno- fect environment for germs toothbrush quickly become compromised may catch the and bacteria. For this reason, frayed and the sharp edges same flu or cold again from they recommend changing can make little cuts on the Despite the fact that we their toothbrush. Contact your toothbrush every three gums that provide an easy use our toothbrush to clean between toothbrushes in a months. However, some way for nasty bugs to enter our teeth, a toothbrush is not house-hold may also lead researchers argue that this into your body. If that still necessarily a clean thing to to cross-contamination and is not often enough! Dr. doesn’t convince you to put in our mouth! After a explain why everyone in a Tom Glass, a researcher on buy a new toothbrush.... cold or flu, the viruses that family may catch the same toothbrush hygiene at the because toothbrushes are University of Oklahoma, rec- commonly kept in a bathyour body has just fought flu. But why are there so ommends that toothbrushes room, a room that is not against may linger on your toothbrush. Although re- many micro-organisms on a should be changed as often typically the cleanest room infection is unlikely in a toothbrush in the first place? as every one or two weeks of the house, every time the healthy person, (our body I spoke to Lynn and Colleen to reduce the likelyhood of toilet is flushed it sends a has a memory of the first in Dr. Bickerton’s office who having microorganisms on mist of bacteria that might infection and has antibod- explained that the moist bris- the brush! He also argues choose your toothbrush as ies to fight re-infection), tles of a toothbrush are a per- that as the bristles on the their new home. Dr. Science, is in real life Dr. Christine Humphries, a molecular biologist dr. science Christine Humphries


theExpress Update

Friday, June 22, 2012

Opinion&Editorial Publisher’s note

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Education must be a priority of our community By Nelson Becker

Obviously we cannot count upon the reliability of the school tax dollar. Whether it is to pay for enough Nelson Becker teachers, to have the class sizes we would like, or to pay for all the programs we want our schools to have.

If we have a benevolent government in power, they will potentially put money into the programs and services they see as a priority, and will cut from programs and services they don’t see as a priority. The only way to have reliabilty and control of our programs and our educational system is by taking charge ourselves through private schools, as well as more participation within our own community into

the education of our youth. If the government does not see education as their responsibility, they should loose authority over it. The more responsibility we take as individuals, family and community, the more authority we have over how and what our children learn. If the governemtn doesn’t want to pay, then we should be able to redirect our education tax dollars in a way we feel will benefit our students best.

Do you agree with the cuts to education made by SD8? Click here or visit the link below www.surveymonkey.com/s/SD8_Cuts

Last week’s survey responses:

If an election were held today, who would you vote for? 15% - The Conservatives - Stephen Harper 22% - The Green Party - Elizabeth May

9% - None of the above

54% - The NDP - Tom Mulcair

THE NDP - Tom Mulcair. Must get rid of the Conservatives. THE NDP - Tom Mulcair. Ah...sometimes it’s the Devil we can best live with! NONE of the above. They are all a bunch of crooks. I would vote for a monkey first. NONE of the above. I would vote because that is important, but I would spoil my ballot to make a point! I showed up, but I am not voting for any of you..... THE Conservatives - Stephen Harper. Stay the course -strong fiscal leadership in turbulent times. THE Green Party Elizabeth May. I thought you meant municipally, in which case, I would vote for Paula.

THE NDP - Tom Mulcair. ABC - Anybody But Conservatives, who are dismantling our democratic society by ramming through changes that will drastically affect our environment, our society and our culture. THE NDP - Tom Mulcair. I will vote NDP because the past few years the Liberals facilitated the Harper reign by doing nothing under Ignatieff...they had a chance and they blew it. The Green Party is the BEST party but the vote would be wasted as it will not take Harper out. THE NDP - Tom Mulcair. Stop Harper Now!!

THE NDP - Tom Mulcair. I’d rather be voting for Nathan Cullen though.


theExpress Update

Friday, June 22, 2012

Opinion&Editorial Updates from the house T h e Legislature has now wrapped up, and I am not too sure for how long. The schedule is up to Michelle Mungall Government, and MLA: Nelson/Creston so it is up to the BC Liberals. As I discussed in my last Update, they used that power to ram through significant legislation without due diligence, which is unfortunate for the people of BC. But wanting to end Session on a positive note, and thus my bi-weekly column here, I’d like to focus on something that has made me very proud: the apology to Japanese-Canadians who were interned during World War II. The Province of BC played a lead-

Commentary I love my job, no really I do. I love that everyday is different, that every customer is different. I love that I can discuss religion, politics, cars or grandchildren with many different customers. I learn so much from my customers. I love serving pizza and grilled cheese sandwiches to the bar crowd. Most nights, all are respectful and entertaining. Respect is very important to me. When my husband and I sold our business of 30 years and moved from the mall up to Baker Street, it was an eye opener. What a different environment. The real Nelson exists on the corner of Ward and Baker. I am glad I was raised to respect all whom I encounter for the diversity of our customers at

ing role in the internment seventy years ago. This is a dark mark on our past. Our Kootenay communities show the terrible discrimination JapaneseCanadians experienced since so many of them were interned here. The BC Legislature unanimously supported a motion to offer the Province’s apology for its role in the internment of 21,000 JapaneseCanadians. This motion was initiated by the Minister of Advanced Education. The Legislature, however, is not alone in rectifying the past. The University of British Columbia is also taking a step in the right direction by awarding degrees to the 75 students who were forced from their studies in 1942 and interned because they were Japanese-Canadian. I had a small role in making this happen, so applauded

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Commentary by Michelle Mungall UBC and offered my congratulations to the students during a speech in the Legislature. Watch it online at www. michellemungall.ca. Reflecting on this, I can’t help but note that the person who initiated the apology is the Minister of Advanced Education and I am her Opposition Critic. Most of the time we are at odds on policy issues --that debate is essential for democracy. She is also JapaneseCanadian and I represent an area where her family was interned. Seventy years ago, we may have been at odds over her basic human rights –that is counterintuitive for democracy. But today, we are solidly united in recognizing the wrongs of the past, and no one was at odds about it. This, no doubt, is something of pride for each British Columbian.

Business owner saddened by theft Waitʼs News is great. That is why I am so saddened by the removal of my brand new IPhone from behind the counter during Late Nite. I feel violated that someone would step around the counter and take my lifeline. Not only is this how I keep connected to my children, staff and business partners but there were over 350 pictures and videos of my only grandson and his 20-month journey thus far. Somewhere between 2:23 a.m. and 3 a.m. while perhaps 30 people where eating, using the bathroom or just getting a drink of water before their walk home, someone took this liberty of my business to pocket my phone. How sad that in that little instance the trust is broken and disrespect

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is created. I have had my tips stolen, chocolate bars, chips and baking, but this is so much more personal. So the question is: do I let this taint my view of all who enter my door during Late Nite? Or do I put on a brave face,and try to trust in humanity. Perhaps the errant person mistook my phone for theirs, perhaps they were

in great need of my phone, or perhaps they needed the money by pawning it. I ponder all of this while really I am just wishing I could watch the video of Kai (my grandson) sing Itsy Bitsy spider.

Mari Plamondon Waitʼs News Nelson B.C.

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theExpress Update

Arts&Culture

Friday, June 22, 2012

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Change afoot at the Capitol

Cascadia Green Building Project a success Cascadia Green Building Council’s Vegetated (Green) Roof workshop participants plant starts on the roof of the natural building project in Art Gibbons Memorial Park in Rosemont. For information on future workshops, email kr@cascadiagbc.org.

The Board of Directors of the Capitol Theatre is pleased to announce that Ms. Stephanie Fischer has been engaged as interim executive director for the theatre. “Former executive director Neil Harrower’s employment contract ended May 17,” Board Chair Martin Oets said. “Neil did terrific work for the theatre over the past seven years and we wish him the best in his new endeavours.” Oets says the board has decided to conduct a review

of theatre operations before proceeding to hire a new manager for the theatre. “It makes sense to take the opportunity to do that,” said Oets. “Stephanie’s skills and experience will be invaluable to keep the theatre operating smoothly in the meantime. And this fall, watch for the brochure for our exciting new season series.” Oets also noted the theatre will mark its 85th birthday this fall. Submitted by the Capitol

trailer and crowdfunding campaign for Defensora on the Indiegogo site at http:// www.indiegogo.com/defensora. Make sure to check out

the perks about supporting this project. For more information please contact Rachel at wulf@telus.net.

Local filmmaker launches campaign for documentary film West Kootenay documentary filmmaker and activist, Rachel Schmidt travelled to Guatemala in February to find out about Mayan Q’eqchi people in Guatemala. She trekked through the mountains in eastern Guatemala to visit an ancient Mayan Q’eqchi village and interview the people. Rachel documents the story in her new film Defensora which means “defender” in English. The film documents the Mayan Q’eqchi people’s

struggle to reclaim their ancestral lands, and find justice for the crimes committed against them. Defensora is currently in production and looking for community producers and funders to come on board. Crowdfunding is a movement of collective cooperation and trust, it asks large groups of people or a community to financially support important projects or causes through voluntary micro-payments. Check out the preview

National Aboriginal Day

Saturday, June 23, Noon until 4 p.m. Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History National Aboriginal opening circle and a drumDay Celebration Presented ming circle held in Gallery A. by Touchstones Nelson and Individuals are encouraged Kootenay Kids! to bring their own drums. Celebrate National Cultural materials and inforAboriginal Day at mation will also be on disTouchstones Nelson in part- play (from June 21-23, 2012) nership with Kootenay Kids, in the lobby of Touchstones Early Aboriginal Intervention Nelson, as well as in The Program. This exciting event Permanent Collection. will be held from noon until For more information, 4 p.m., by donation. contact www.touchstonesnelThis event includes an son.ca.


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What’sHappening theExpress Update

Friday, June 22, 2012

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Nelson & Area: Fri. June 22 - Sun. July 1 ●●● Live Music

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●Gender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362. Sat. June 23

●●●Ancients w/ Black Wizard & Slagduster. The Royal. Doors open 8:30 p.m. The Ancients combine huge chords, haunting melodies and crushing riffs to create a proggy/sludgy mix of death metal and stoner rock. Black Wizard are a stoner metal powerhouse, period. $10 at the door.

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Visual Expressions by Niomi Starspires Ourglass Studio and Gallery (568 Ward St. Nelson) proudly presents the beautiful and mystical art of Niomi Starspires until July 15 Niomi Starspires was born just north of Nelson in Silverton B.C., where she grew up around artists and yogi’s. She is now mainly a raw foodist and teaches about the power of cleansing and change from the inside-out. She is yoga teacher, part-time painter, lover of gardens, and is currently practicing bodywork in and around Nelson. For more information visit www.facebook.com/OurglassGallery. Fri. June 22 ●●●All Request DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill

●●●Stompdown Tour feat. Snak The Ripper, Evil Ebenezer, Caspian & Guests Live @ Spirit Bar. 10 p.m. Brace yourself for a night jam packed of Vancouver hip hop! There are no advanced tickets for this show so it’s first come first serve! We are going to have some amazing door prizes, the earlier you show up the more chances you will have to win!! $10 at the door. ●●●Bessie and the Back Eddies. The Royal. Doors open 6:30pm. Come dine and dance your way into

summer. Dinner will start at 6:30 and Bessie Wapp and the Back Eddies will entertainCover $12. Cover and dinner $25. Tickets available at Urban Legends, The Music Store, liveattheroyal.com, and at the door. ●●Oh...and my Pinky Toe is Blistered. Sandra Rechico, Artist in Residence, until June 30, Opening, Friday, June 22, 7 p.m. -9 p.m. at Oxygen Art Centre

●Busted Auction. The Show has been up here in WINLAW SLEEP is for SISSIES for just Over a Month ... we will be having a Show Closing on JUNE 22nd ... with Some Mountain Mamma MUSIC.

●●●Five Alarm Funk with Cass Rhapsody @ Spiritbar. 10 p.m. Five Alarm Funk is a horn powered, percussion fuelled sonic and visual assault. For more than six years the band has brought their relentless and unforgettable live show to clubs and major festivals across Canada and the United States. Tickets availbale at the Hume front desk.

●●Book Sale for Nelson Women’s Centre Library at Self Design High, 402 Victoria Street. There will be books of all kinds, particularly those books of interest to women. Proceeds will go towards buying new books for the Nelson Women’s Centre library. ●●National Aboriginal Day Celebration at Touchstones Nelson! Noon-4pm Touchstones Nelson:

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Museum of Art and History.

●●Come for the Strawberry Social. There’ll be strawberries, music, community, a used book and a garage sale. Yasodhara Ashram.

●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 24 ●●●Niko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m.

●●Poetry Workshop: Fred Wah, Parliamentary Poet Laureate, Riondel Community Library 1:304:00 pm, Public Reading Follows. ●●The Nelson Good Neighbour Volunteer mediators celebratory BBQ at 3:30 p.m. at Lakeside Park Rotary Shelter. This will be a relax-

ing family event with the intent to meet the mediators. Everyone is welcome to attend. ●Karaoke. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill. 9p.m.

●St. John’s Lutheran Church Service. Everyone welcome to 4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250-3543308.

Oh...and my Pinky Toe is Blistered Sandra Rechico, artist in residence, until June 30, Opening, Friday, June 22, 7 -9 p.m. at Oxygen Art Centre. This June, artist Sandra Rechico from Toronto will be the artist-in-residence at Oxygen Art Centre. While in Nelson, she will be depending on the kindness of strangers to take her on walks. She is interested in all altitudes: walks in the mountains, the city and the mines. After each walk, Sandra will create a visual impression of the walk in the gallery. Small still life set-ups will reflect aspects of the experience. Please contact Oxygen by text or email to arrange a time to walk; info@oxygenartcentre.org or 250-352-6322.


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●●● Live Music Sun. June 24 - continued ●Nelson Storytelling Guild meets the first Sunday of every month at the Back Alley Studio (across the alley from Oxygen) at 7PM on Sunday. Bring a story to tell. a friend and your open ears. ●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.

●Ascension Lutheran Church Service 10:15a.m. 1805 Silverking Rd. All are welcome. 250-352-2515. ●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. 250-352-7727. ●Lions Park Day 10:30 a.m. -2 p.m. Lions Park Uphill Nelson The Nelson Lions Club is hosting Lions Park Day This is a fun day held to

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celebrate Nelson’s great uphill park. Weather permitting; the spray park will be in operation. There will be a hotdog lunch, kid’s games and activities and a dog and owner look-alike contest. More on this page.ne 25 ●Sarah & Rich at the Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m.

●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 250-352-6892 Tues. June 26 ●●●Cliff Maddix and friends 6p.m. The Library Lounge

●●●Young Empires w/ Rhoneil. The Royal. 8 p.m. $6 at the door. Electro based rock. Rhoneil will open the show. ●●Castlegar’s Art Walk Opening Reception, 7 - 9 pm Castlegar Recreation Complex 2101 6th Avenue, Castlegar. Admission free.

Celebrate summer at Lions Park Day Sunday June 24, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Lions Park Uphill Nelson The Nelson Lions Club is hosting Lions Park Day which is a fun day held to celebrate Nelson’s great uphill park. Weather permitting, the spray park will be in operation on Lions Park day. The Nelson Lions Club’s famous chuck wagon will be at the park providing a hotdog lunch between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.. Any donations received for the lunch will help support local charities. There will be kid’s games and activities between 10:30 a.m. and noon. Also, we are planning a dog and owner look-alike contest held between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. We have some great prizes for this event so please consider entering your dog. There will also be some surprise doggy categories looked at by our esteemed panel of judges. Protecting vision is an important component of Lions Club activities. The Canadian Institute for the Blind (CNIB) will be on site providing information on vision impairment. For a loonie donation the CNIB will be providing sunglasses as part of their “Shades of Fun” campaign, which emphasizes the importance of wearing sunglasses year-round.

Kootenay Kannibelles take home silver

Congratulations to the West Kootenay roller derby team, the Kannibelles, for winning silver after last weekends “Klash of the Kootenays” tournament held at the Nelson and District Community Complex. Wed. June 27

●●●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-techclub.info/ email info@nelson-techclub.info ●Nelson Women’s Centre Drop-in. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916.

●Darts at the Nelson Legion. 7:30p.m. 250-352-7727.

●Nelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resource Centre. Wednesdays from 12 - 2pm 719 Vernon St. www.nelsonelderabuseprevention.org or phone 250-352-6008. Thurs. June 28 ●●Grand Piano Fundraiser. Classical Concert/Auction of Asian Dinner.St.Saviour’s Anglican Church.. 7.30pm $15 at door ●Kiyo Elkuf and friends at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m.

●Moonbeam Hustle w/ Breakfluid. The Royal. 9 p.m. No Cover. An evening on the dancefloor. ●Toastmasters: Improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. www.toastmasters.or. ●Nelson Women’s Centre. Drop-in. 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. 250-5057248.


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●●● Live Music

●● Special Events

Fri. June 29 ●●●Dj Premier with Freddy Foxx Live at Spiritbar. 10 p.m. Internationally known by his stage name DJ Premier (also known as is an American record producer and DJ. First $100 tickets $20 at the Hume front desk. ●●●All Request DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill

●●●The Royal’s 100th Birthday. Celebration w/ Blackberry Wood. The Royal. 9 p.m.. The music starts around 10pm following Marketfest. ●Gender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362.

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● Ongoing Events

The Nelson Good Neighbour Volunteer mediators celebratory BBQ

●●●Gisto and Natural Flavas . The Royal. 9 p.m. Tickets $10 at the door.

June 24, at 3:30 p.m. at Lakeside Park Rotary Shelter. This will be a relaxing family event with the intent to meet the mediators. Everyone is welcome to attend. The BBQ will include hamburgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs grilled by Nelson Good Neighbour volunteer mediators (donations and pot luck contributions welcome). The main focus of The Nelson Good Neighbour Volunteer Mediators is to develop a culture of mutual support and understanding amongst neighbours, rebuilding the fabric of community, which preceded the distance that came with automobile based lifestyles. The approach is to enable all parties needs’ being met while avoiding judgments about right and wrong. This program is an initiative of Transition Nelson Society – www.transitionnelson.org.

●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. July 1 ●●●Niko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. ●●●Karaoke. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill. 9p.m.

“Grounded Gives to the Kids” fundraiser

●●Nelson Lions Club Canada Day Pancake Breakfast. 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the 500 block of Baker St.

Thursday, June 28, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Grounded Coffee house in Nelson

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

For the past three years, the owner of Grounded, Sasha Kitch, has dedicated the proceeds from a complete day of sales to support the many programs Kootenay Kids delivers in the community. ●St. John’s Lutheran Church ●Nelson United Church Service. Service. Everyone welcome to 10 a.m. All are welcome. 602 The success of last year’s art event has prompted Melanie Ward, 4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250- Silica St. 250-352-2822. owner of the children’s art studio 4 Cats, to get involved this year. She 354-3308. donated materials, space and time at her Victoria Street studio over the ●Cribbage at the Legion bevJune 16-17 weekend for children to create art specifically designed for ●Nelson Storytelling Guild meets erage room, 12:45p.m. 250-352the June 28 festivities. The additional art works will bolster new crethe first Sunday of every month 7727. Sudoku Classic Difficulty Level - Easy sk9E000029 ations by the primary students at South Nelson School –Sudoku in total there Classic Difficulty - Medium at the Back Alley Studio (across Level ●Ascension Lutheran Church will be more than 70 one-of-a-kind pieces of art available for purchase, the alley from Oxygen) at 7PM Service 10:15a.m. 1805 Silverking plus two jointly painted, large Jackson Pollock-inspired canvases for on Sunday. Bring a story to tell. a Rd. All are welcome. 250-352silent auction - along with the generous donation of the full day’s receipts friend and your open ears. 2515. from Grounded.

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InMemory

Friday, June 22, 2012

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Albert George Edwards

Nelson Becker Owner/Publisher

Erica Fletcher Admin/Creative

Having lived a beautiful life, Albert George Edwards of Kaslo, BC left us on June 18, 2012 in his 91st year. Born in Cluny, Alberta, Albert farmed with his father until he moved to Kaslo in 1947. He worked in the mining industry and in highway maintenance as a labourer, carpenter and machine operator. Albert’s love of family and friends was always evident whether he was playing cards, camping, fishing, gardening, fixing or building something

new and precious. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Irene of 62 years, children Don (Wendy) Edwards, Glenn (Marie) Edwards, Joy (Howard) Fletcher, Leah (Roy) Honkanen, Connie (Jeff) Hum, 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and sister Grace (John) Bell. A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 pm, Friday, June 22, 2012 at the Kaslo Legion Hall. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Albert’s memory to the Victorian Hospital of Kaslo Auxiliary Society, Box 607, Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca

William (Bill) James Gardner Please join us in a celebration of his life on June 23rd from 12-4 at 807 Hurry Rd Creston,BC

Robin Murray Accounts/Sales

How to contact us

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

We regret the passing of William James Gardner on Dec.14th,2011 in Cranbrook BC at the age 85. Bill will be sadly and deeply missed by family and friends.He leaves behind daughter Gwen of Balfour ,son Arnold(Betty- Anne) of Campbell River , and daughter Darlene(Tom) of Victoria also grandchildren Dana,Jesslyn,Ria ,Quentin,Shelby, Heather and 5 great grandsons. He was born in Kaslo May 1st,1926 to William and Christina and was the youngest and the last of 5 siblings.Bill grew up in Tupper,BC.He returned to

the Kootenays where he was employed with CPR , living in Nelson and also Ymir where he owned a service station. Upon retirement he moved to a farm in Ymir(El Rancho not so Grande).His last 13 years were spent on a hobby farm in Creston. He owned his own plane and had a great passion for flying. His other interests were motorcycling,hunting,fis hing, prospecting and of course wheeling and dealing. He loved his animals,always having a dog in his life.His dog Tommy was always by his side.

Cindy Lee Draycott O u r beloved Cindy Lee Draycott made the voyage home on June 8th, 2012 at 1:30 AM. Although her flesh has returned to the earth, her spirit lives forever in the stars and in our hearts. Cindy wishes to send love and peace to all who have ever crossed

her path. SHINE ON beautiful lady, You will be very missed. There will be a celebration for her life on August 19th, 2012 where we will be having a food drive; details will be provided at a later date. Her request is for no cards or flowers, just feed a hungry person. Donation can be made to the Nelson Food Bank at 602 Silica Street Nelson, BC. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca


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Friday, June 22, 2012

theClassifieds

Automotive-Cars

Furniture

1998 SUBARU WAGON (AWD) BOOKSHELF FOR SALE. Four $3900 standard, great mileage and condition, 188000kms, 2sets tires+rims. niagara_12@hotmail.com 359-8004 1996 VOLKSWAGON JETTA 4 door, automatic, 168,000kms in good condition. Asking $ 1,800 OBO 250352-0920

Automotive-Sleds/ Bikes

feet tall, three wide. White with wooden trim $30. 505-1185

Garage Sales

615 CEDAR ST. June 30th, 8:30 am. Household goods and furniture. Please park on Silica.

Health & Fitness

CONCEPT II ROWING machine,

2004 HONDA AERO 750cc. 27,500

model B or C, $260 obo, good condition ph 354-3444

1984 HONDA INTERCEPTOR

CLEAN, BEAUTIFUL STRAW

km, never dropped, one owner, asking $5000. Call 250-354-3806. 750cc motorcycle, extra parts, shop manual. Classic, great shape. $1800. Peter 250-352-1956 DELUXE 50CC SCOOTER, brand new, dark blue, great gas mileage, 1 litre/50 km. Trunk, under-seat storage, windshield, alarm, manual. No motorcycle licence required. Peter 250-3521956 2007 YAMAHA WR450F Powerful, fast bike. Carb kit, bar risers, rad guards, $3900 357-2758

Automotive-Tires/ Parts/Other

WANTED 235/R75/15 TIRES and

wanted 5.30/12 utility trailer tire 250359-8088 imahorsenaround@gmail. com

Automotive-Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

Home & Garden

for your pets/livestock or gardening needs. Carl: 250-352-9705. Can leave message too! NEW WINE FRIDGE, holds 48 bottles $300. Phone 352-3827

Lost & Found

LOST: BLACK ‘LILLIE & cohoe’ hat left in car hitchiking from the “Tiny Lights” festival on Saturday. 250-505-9294 LOST 4 PIECE fishing rod in purple case between Lemon Creek and Passmore. Jim 359-6649. LOST: MACBOOK PRO laptop - June 19, 3:30 p.m. bus stop on Cottonwood St. Contact info in case. $100 reward. 250-352-9370.

Misc. for Sale

BABY STUFF (0-12 months) - clothes, shoes, bassinette,

TOYOTA 92 P/U, ext/cab, canopy, CuddlyWrap, contour change pad chains, winter/summer tires, some rust, runs great. $1200. 250-352-9235

Boats

etc. 250-505-5098

ICE MACHINE. MANITOWOC

FREE

SY0454A makes 450 lbs. per day. New condition. Best offer. (250)7772176 LARGE SCREEN SONY t.v. for sale, as well as sony dvd player. $25 each 505-1185 LEXMARK PRINTER FOR sale. model X3470 $30 please call 5051185

WE HAVE THREE free Climette air

ARTIFICIAL TURF (GREEN)

14’ BOAT WITH 40hp Evinrude hardly used $3500 & 9.9 Yamaha short shaft used once $1700. THREE COMPLETE WIND surfers: boards, sails,mast,booms. $295 each. 250-354-4782.

conditioners, all work well! Contact if interested. 250-354-1147

29’X 12’ like new $125.00 Ph. Ken 250-352-0136

Misc. Wanted

NEED USED METAL roofing for building horse shelters asap, will pick up/trade/pay 250-226-6863

LOOKING

FOR

GARLIC

SCAPE. Natural please. Willing to pay too. Thank you! 250-3529235

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, 250-354-8885 guy@crowhealingnetwork.net

Pets & Livestock

FRESH, CLEAN STRAW FOR

pets/horses or landscaping. Contact Carl: 250-352-9705 or leave message. Thank you!

Real Estate

4-BEDROOM RENOVATED HOME on double lot in uphill, Nelson. $379,000. Email: beverlyseip@gmail.com for photos & info COTTAGE IN HARROP, 2.35 private, flat acres, comfortable offgrid living. REDUCED to $299,000. www.gypsyhaven.com/forsale.html 250-551-3017

Recreational Vehicles

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SHARED ACCOMADATION, UPHILL available now. Seeking student or employed person who enjoys shared living/ contributing. 250-352-1204

NOW AVAILABLE: CLEAN,

bright,spacious 2 bdrm apts at Cottonwood Community, 5 min. from Nelson. Large, community gardens, pets considered. $900 + utilities and $850 + utilities. cccpr opertymanagement@gmail.com or 778-962-0500 BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT @ 6 mile 2bdrm, full bath with w/d. Private deck. 10min to beach. Avail aug 1 $1100/mon. 6milerental@gmail. com LARGE 2 BED, 2bath uppersuite of home. Private entrance, deck, vaulted ceilings, fireplace. Nice yard. Close to golf course, Selkirk college, bus stop, corner store. Small pet considered. References please. $1200 plus utilities. Available immediately. 250-862-7719 or 250-7676343.

Sports Equipment

RECUMBENT BICYCLE PERFORMANCE XPR Stiletto,

brand new, paid $1440, make an offer, info@hauslemon.com, tel. 250.355.2536

BRODIE DIABLO MOUNTAIN bike for sale. 7” travel front and rear mint condition $1000, 250-3548853.

AWNING FOR RV, or adapt to sundeck, A&E brand, 10 foot, good condition $200 352-1697

Rentals

SHARED ACCOMMODATION IN a home available July 1st $500

- Big room in a 3 persons shared house, you would be the third, full use of the house utils included, washer/dryer, phone, Internet, big garden, We are looking for a employed, responsible, caring, well-mannered roommate. No Pets. Please call 250 352-2322 or 250 354-8885 and leave a message

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Friday, June 22, 2012

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