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Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 Vol. 2, No. 33

Picket at the pink building


BC Government workers picket outside the BC Provincial Building on Victoria Street in Nelson on Wednesday, Sept. 5 by Robin Murray

Workers from the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union staged a one day strike on Wednesday, September 5 to try and get the BC Government into negotiations. Joining in the strike were the Professional Employees Association and the Canadian Office & Professional Employees Union. According to the

unions, workers have not received a pay increase in three and a half years. They are asking for an increase in pay to match the rate of inflation during that time. Union representatives say, “We have not taken the decision to strike lightly. The last strike in direct government was over 20 years ago.” Workers returned to their jobs on Thursday.

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10th Annual Queen City Cruise set for Sept. 7 and 8

The Road Kings will be presenting the 10th annual Queen City Cruise this Friday and Saturday in Nelson. Volunteers have been working hard to make this year’s cruise a fun event for car lovers. The Cardi Gras begins at 6pm with the annual City Cruise from Bogustown through the downtown core. There will be plenty of action at local night spots and restaurants that

evening. Watch for the Blues Brothers in various locations throughout downtown. Saturday morning there will be a Show and Shine on Baker Street. Trophy presentations are at approximately 3:30 pm followed by a poker run and later on in the evening, a rooftop dance at the Nelson Parkade. The band Rocky and the Rollers will be playing.

donation box in a week. On September 2nd, 2012, Nelson Police were called to 801 Railway St regarding an intoxicated male disrupting a private party being held at that location. The 49 year old male was located and arrested for being in breach of conditions of no alcohol imposed on him for a previous charge. The male was held until he was sober and released on a Promise to Appear, with a court date set for November 2012. On September 3rd, 2012, while driving through

the 400 block of Vernon St, Nelson Police recognized the same male causing a disturbance outside one of our local hotels. It appears he took exception to some tourists being in town and was yelling at them. Again, he was arrested for breaching his conditions by consuming alcohol and as it was the second time in 2 days, was held in custody to appear in Nelson Court on 201209-04. submitted by the Nelson City Police

Labour Day long weekend results in over 100 calls to police On August 31st, 2012, Nelson Police located a group of people sitting near the bus stop at Ward and Baker Streets drinking beer. A 22 year old male was checked and arrested for breaching his conditions by consuming alcohol and his 20 year old female friend was given a Provincial Violation ticket for consuming alcohol in public. The ticket, under the Provincial Liquor Control and Licencing Act, carries a fine of $115.00. On September 1st, 2012, staff at the Tribute

Boardshop called to report a male, who had been loitering in the store, had stolen the donation box for the Nelson Skatepark from the counter. Nelson Police were on scene immediately and checked the area for the suspect as a good description was given. The donation box was found discarded in the south lane of Baker Street and was recovered as evidence to be examined. This is an on-going investigation and NPD is asking for assistance from the public as this is the second incident of theft of a

Boil water advisory rescinded

The Regional District Central Kootenay (RDCK) BOIL WATER NOTICE for water users on the Riondel Water System has been removed. As a precautionary measure, due to high turbidity a Boil Water Notice for Riondel water users was issued on June 7, 2012. Recent testing shows that the current water quality is GOOD and within the Federal Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality. We appreciate your cooperation and patience throughout the Boil Water Notice and Water Quality Advisory. If you have any questions please contact the RDCK at 250352-6665 or check out the website at



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Mungall asks public to decide Queens Jubilee Medals Nelson - MLA Michelle Mungall is asking residents in the Nelson-Creston riding to vote online or by phone for community members to receive a Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal. A short listing committee of respected community members has

reviewed all the nominations received during the month of August and has narrowed the field to 13. From these 13, the public will vote and choose the final four who will have their names put forward to receive medals. “Nominations came in

Michelle and Short List Committee (L to R): Brian Lawrence, Dan Miles, Michelle Mungall, Janine Haughton, Rona Park

from all corners of the constituency, for people from all walks of life” says Mungall. “It was great to read about so many amazing people doing amazing work in the community.” She adds, “I know it was difficult for the short listing committee to choose only 13. “ The short listing committee, representing all regions of the constituency, was made up of Salmo Village Councillor Janine Haughton, Creston Advance Editor Brian Lawrence, Columbia Basin Trust Southwest Community Liaison and long-time Nelson resident Rona Park, as well as Kaslo’s JV Humphries principal Dan Miles. The online vote will take place September 7 -21, 2012. Residents can learn

more about each nominee at and then vote once from their computers or by phone. The person with the most votes from each area --North Kootenay Lake, Nelson and district, Salmo/Ymir, Creston Valley-- will be forwarded on to the Queen for a Diamond Jubilee medal that commemorates community service. Mungall would like to encourage everyone to log onto her website www. or call the office, 1-877-388-4498, to help decide who of the following outstanding citizens will be put forward to the Queens Selection Committee. submitted by Michelle Mungall

marginalized; or * address or encourage innovation, collaboration and sustainability within the social service sector. The Social Grants Program is a three-year pilot with an annual granting budget of $1 million. There will be two intakes per year, and granting decisions will be made by the Social Grants Program Selection Committee, a volunteer group of Basin residents that includes individuals who have experience and expertise in the social sector and individuals who have broader community development experience. For more information about the Social Grants

Program, or to download an application form, visit CBT supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about CBT programs and initiatives, visit or call 1.800.505.8998. submitted by CBT

CBT accepting applications to new social grants program Groups with projects that support social wellbeing and address social issues in Basin communities can now apply to Columbia Basin Trust’s (CBT’s) new Social Grants Program. This is the first time applications are being accepted to the program, and a total of $500,000 is available for project grants. The application deadline is 4 p.m. PDT on October 12, 2012. “Basin residents work hard to address a range of social issues, from connecting with isolated senior citizens to ensuring young families have access to early childhood development programs,” said Neil Muth, CBT President and

CEO. “Through our new Social Grants Program, we’re increasing our support of these efforts, and are excited to see what projects come forward in this first intake.” Among others, eligible projects include ones that: * address the Canadian social determinants of health; * address the health, well-being and resilience of children, youth, individuals, families or seniors; * support the wellbeing of or community participation by individuals or groups of individuals who face barriers in seeking to participate in their communities, or who have been

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New health-education seats in the East and West Kootenay Future health professionals in the East and West Kootenay regions will benefit from additional student spaces at Selkirk College and other educational institutions in the East and West Kootenays to train healthcare professionals to provide the high-quality health care B.C. families deserve. Selkirk College will receive $176,500 in onetime funding for 18 student spaces at the Trail (and West Kootenay) campus in the health care assistant program, also for 2012-13. In

addition, part of this funding will allow for up to 24 nursing students to take an inter-professional practice education course focusing on leadership and research to promote the health of patients, and explore emerging trends and health issues nationally and internationally. This funding is part of an almost $2.4 million investment to support an additional 261 students in health-care programs at nine colleges, universities and institutions in the prov-

ince. One-time funding to improve access to healtheducation programs helps to meet immediate and projected employment needs in the health-care field throughout the province. B.C.’s postsecondary system is helping to provide faster, safer and better health care for individuals and families in British Columbia by ensuring students in the healthcare professions have the skills and training they need to succeed in the future. Angus Graeme, president of Selkirk College

comments, “We appreciate government’s investment in developing our regional health-care workforce through the funding of health care assistant seats and our innovative inter-professional practice program for nurses and other professionals. Selkirk College is committed to supporting our employers to meet their workforce needs, and the health sector is a critical partner in this work.” To learn more about Selkirk College, visit: http://

The Upper Columbia Co-op Council (UCCC,) in partnership with Selkirk College has brought Simon Fraser University’s acclaimed Community Economic Development Program to the Kootenays. To make the program more accessible to those who work or volunteer in local community-based orga-

nizations, Kootenay Savings joined forces with Nelson & District and Heritage credit unions to create a pooled bursary fund, making it possible for local community leaders to take advantage of this great development opportunity. Kootenay Savings is represented on Credit Union Central of Canada’s National

Young Leaders Committee by Adam Monteith, Manager of Product Development and Market Research. The Committee allows for young credit union leaders from across Canada to work together and share the benefits of developing highly skilled young and emerging leaders.

Creating positive change and working together to make a difference is what the cooperative movement is all about. For more information, please visit,, canada2012. coop or KootenaySavings. submitted

Cooperating to further develop the leaders of today

Selkirk Students Stesha Amos and Angelique Ahsltrom pose with other students at the African Peacebuilding Institute in Lusaka, Zambia.

Students showcase international experiences

Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 pm. at the Mir Centre for Peace in Castlegar Three Selkirk College Peace Studies students, Stesha Amos, Angelique Ahlstrom, and Angelica Duggan, travelled to Zambia and the Philippines in May to study conflict transformation in a cross-cultural setting. They will be speaking about their experience at the Selkirk College Mir Centre for Peace. “The Centre has partnered with the African Peacebuilding Institute in Zambia and the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute in the Philippines to provide our peace studies students the opportunity to learn about global issues in African and Asian contexts”, states Randy Janzen, Chair of the Mir Centre for Peace. “It is crucial for our students to understand concepts of peace, healing and reconciliation from other perspectives.” Admission to the presentation is by donation. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please phone 250-365-1234.

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The Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (KATI) is starting its 18th year of training professional art therapists. KATI has an ongoing campus program in Nelson and a specialized distance program, with students from across Canada. This year the distance program is including an East Coast Cohort Group which will have a satellite site in Halifax, Nova Scotia. KATI is deeply committed to training culturally sensitive and responsive art therapists. KATI is hosting two evening events that are open to all community members, donations are welcome. On Tuesday, September 11th, 7-9pm Nick Zwaagstra, our new director from Halifax,

Nova Scotia, will speak about Bereavement (grief and loss), art therapy and creative expression. Nick will give a brief look at Global perspectives on different kinds of grief and loss and summarize key bereavement models that inform and relate to the work of art therapy. He will go over the basic developmental aspects of children’s grief and use illustrations of postmodern grief perspective from a variety of expressive arts groups and individual work from children, youth and adults. AT 7pm, Thursday, September 13th, Martine Bedard and Andy Holmes, from ART FOR PEOPLE, will give a presentation on

their art projects and travels to different countries. The presentation will include an art show an Open House at KATI. The sale of their paintings fund national and international art projects. Art therapy services are offered at KATI in response to community requests and identified needs. Jacqueline Fehlner, a senior art therapist at the Institute, is offering several groups: a) for people living with and life threatening illnesses; and b) for caregivers of family members with chronic and life threatening illness. Lindsay Dew, a senior art therapy student, is doing research on art therapy with chronic illness and pain and will be

to study Engineering Physics. She found that her educational experiences in Nelson prepared her well for university. She was pleasantly surprised to discover a fair number of girls in her program at Carleton. Maryn chose the Engineering Physics program because she likes sciences, and she found that this program provided an interesting variety of topics to be covered. At the moment, she is interested to continue her education towards research or engineering in the space sciences, but she is open to other possibilities as time goes on. She finds Ottawa to be a nice city that is not too huge, and quite enjoyable to live in. The most difficult part of attending Carleton is that it is rather far from Nelson, so she was not able to visit home during some of the breaks during the year unlike many of the students whose homes were located near to Carleton. In terms of cost, it is about $8000 per year for tuition (includes a bus pass), and the cost for room and board at a campus residence is also about $8000 (includes a gym pass).

Books cost about $500 to $1000 per year, but you can re-sell them at the end of the year, so you can achieve some savings. Other costs include any trips home, laundry, photocopying, and going out. A summer job coupled with scholarships and bursaries from ones high school, government, and university enable students to more or less cover the costs of attending university. One can also hold a part-time job while at university. Also, there is the government sponsored Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) that parents can use (with ~50% contribution from the government) to help pay for the cost of attending university. Maryn’s summer job in Nelson involves analyzing the voltage response curves from a TRIUMF licensed radiation detector. The detectors are used to monitor the transport of medical diagnostic radioactive tracers (Fluorine-18, and Carbon-11) from a production cyclotron to an automated radiochemistry unit. The measurement data came from the Turku Finland Centre for Positron Emission Tomography.

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co-facilitating a group with Jacqueline Fehlner. KATI offers art therapy services in the community and at the Institute. This year the RDCK is helping to sponsor the Community Open Art Studio. The Green Zone Open Studio is offered for families and individuals through the school year on Saturdays from 1 to 4 pm, starting Sept. 29, 2012. A teen open art studio is offered on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 starting Sept. 27, 2012. KATI is located on the second floor of 191 Baker Street, entrance on Fall Street. Info 250 352 2264. www.kutenaiarttherapy. com

Science & Technology: Science Summer Student

Morgan Dehnel D-Pace, Inc. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) offers industrial undergraduate student research awards to stimulate interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. They also encourage students to undertake graduate studies and to pursue a research career in these fields. These awards provide financial support through the organization or company that provides an appropriate summer job (http:// Maryn Marsland has received such an award, which is applied towards her research oriented summer job in Nelson. Maryn was home-schooled for a significant portion of her elementary and junior secondary education, and then graduated from LVR in 2011. She received a scholarship to attend Carleton University in Ottawa, and she chose

Maryn’s analysis work has been presented and published as a technical manuscript at the Conference on Accelerator Applications in Research and Industry (CAARI) in Fort Worth, Texas, USA on August 7, 2012.

Maryn Marsland shows us the TRIUMF licensed Radiation Detector she analyzed for her summer job.

Science and Technology is sponsored by Dehnel - Particle Accelerator Components and Engineering, Inc. To learn more about this locally owned company, please visit


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Author Angie Abdou comes to the Kootenays

Abdou will read Friday, Sept. 21, 7:30 pm. at the Nelson Public Library It’s been quite a ride for and wrestling, respectiveFernie author Angie Abdou: ly. Its selection by NHL her first novel, The Bone player Georges Laraque for Cage, was a CBC Canada the Canada Reads competiReads book, and the next, tion thrust Abdou into the The Canterbury Trail, was a spotlight and a whirlwind finalist for Banff Mountain of public appearances. It Book of the Year. She’s was included in Canadian been cover girl on such liter- Literature’s all-time top ten ary publications as Quill & list “Best Canadian Sport Quire and BC Bookworld. Literature.” An instructor at College Abdou’s latest novel, of the Rockies with a PhD The Canterbury Trail in creative writing, Abdou (Brindle & Glass, 2011), is the author of three notable was a thesis project that works of fiction. Her short generated both a doctorate story collection, Anything and notable critical acclaim. Boys Can Do (Thistledown, It took the gold medal for 2006) was heralded by BC Canada West in the 2011 Bookworld as “an extraor- IPPY Awards (an independinary literary debut.” dent publishing award). The Bone Cage (NeWest, Abdou will also be 2007) chronicles the sto- reading at the Rossland and ries of Sadie and Digger as Nakusp Public Libraries on they prepare for Olympic September 22, In Kimberley competition in swimming October 3, and in Invermere

October 10. For more information, please contact the libraries. Abdou’s readings are sponsored by the Kootenay

Library Federation and the host libraries. For more information contact Nelson Public Library at 352-6333 or go to

director, workshop leader, adjudicator, and entertainment coordinator for major fundraising events. She hopes that the works she has chosen for appreciation will find resonance among workshop participants regardless of musical tastes or experience. “It is the soulful quality of the great masters that transcends generations and cultures,” she says. Participants will be guided through the music of Hildegard Von Bingen (Caritas Abundat), concertos by Bach and Mozart, and symphonies by Beethoven and Dvorak. The presentation will include informa-

tion about the lives of the composers and discussion of the elements of each piece, offering opportunity for a unique musical encounter. submitted

Music Appreciation at the Nelson Public Library Free workshop, Sunday, Sept. 30 If music transcends language, then there should be no need to speak at author Lorraine Kneier’s music appreciation workshop at the Nelson Library. But for many of us, language can help to enhance our understanding of music, so that we can listen a little better. This free workshop, made possible through the Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives Fund, connects us with the language of music. Based on Kneier’s 2008 book Music: A Window to the Soul – Experiencing Classical Music through Informed Listening, the workshop promises to

2 p.m. -4 p.m. enhance the listening experience for our ears and hearts. The event is well placed: those who will have attended the Capitol Theatre’s presentation of acclaimed pianist Inna Faliks on September 15 will have ears attuned and ready for more; those planning to catch the internationally renowned vocal ensemble Musica Intima on October 13 will be primed for that concert. Kneier brings with her a lifelong interest in music and experience as a music teacher, educational administrator of music and fine arts programs, choir

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Kalein Hospice Centre Land Dedication and Community Open House Saturday, Sept. 22 402 West Richards Street in Nelson 2 p.m. The long held dream of a hospice centre in the central Kootenay region, takes another step forward when the former “Sisters of the Precious Blood” monastery will be rededicated as the Kalein Hospice Centre. Residents from all central Kootenay communities are invited to join together for this family friendly event . The highlight of the afternoon will be the Land Dedication at 3:30 pm. Those who wish to participate are asked to bring a stone symbolizing the memory of a loved one who has passed, that can be added to the Land Dedication Circle. Throughout the afternoon, there will be opportunities to tour the building and grounds with members of the Kalein Board of Directors, learn more about the history of the property and review the

most current development plans for the Centre, participate in interactive activities, and more. Information on all regional community hospice services will also be available at the event. The vision of the Kalein Hospice Centre — to provide residential hospice care, and a centre for dialog and education within a single campus setting — is unique in all of Canada. Community involvement is central to the success of the vision and this open house event will be a first opportunity for most central Kootenay residents to connect with the project. For more information about the Kalein Hospice Centre project, please contact Sandi Leatherman, Acting Executive Director, <>. submitted

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Nuts about fighting hunger

Announcing a tasty way to help fight hunger. Once again the Nelson Food Cupboard is hosting its annual Rancho Vignola nut sale. Each year the Food Cupboard sells a variety of Rancho Vignola products as a way to fund its operations. Prices are similar to those in grocery stores but profits are used to support the Food Cupboard. The Nelson Food Cupboard operates a barrier-free food bank and strives to provide customers with healthy food options. Each December the Food Cupboard distributes holiday hampers filled with home baking, pantry staples and fresh produce. Last year the Food Cupboard gave out 175 hampers. “Last year’s nut sale raised about $1,000 for our holiday hamper campaign. We are hoping this year will be even better,” says Coordinator Anna Kirkpatrick. Nut Six week grief support series sale order forms are available online: From Thursday, Sept. 20 to Thursday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. - noon Completed For those who have lost some- is normal and that basically we all forms must be received by Wednesday, one through death, the cycle of loss grieve the same. Nelson & District September 26. For more information through detachment, despair and anger Hospice Society is offering a free contact the Food Cupboard 250-354to recovery can be a lonely, frightening Grief Support Series for anyone griev- 1633 or submitted and overwhelming experience, even ing the loss of someone through death. when family and friends are trying Pre-registration is required. For more to support us. A grief support group provides a safe, supportive environ- information and/or to register, please ment where no one is expected to say contact or do anything they are uncomfortable All calls are confidential. For more information, contact with. Individuals who have participated in a support group learn that the 250-352-2337 After hearing from a delegation of way they are experiencing their grief submitted the Nelson CARES Society regarding Women’s Centre free volunteer training its campaign to raise $2 million for the Ward Street Place Project, the Regional From Thursday, Oct. 4 to Tuesday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. District of Central Kootenay Board This comprehensive Volunteer information about the resources avail- resolved to send a letter of support for Program starts on October 4th. The able in our community. The entire pro- the Nelson CARES Society’s applicaprogram will run for eight mornings, gram is free of charge. Once you have tion for BC Housing/CBT Affordable Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is a completed the program you will have Housing Rental Accommodation chance to learn about community ser- the opportunity to become a volun- funding. The Society plans to relovices, examine your understanding of teer in our drop-in program if you’re cate Stepping Stones, construct new feminism, develop peer-counselling interested. Please contact Jordanna for affordable housing units, and upgrade skills and connect with other women. more information: jordanna@nelson the Ward Street building. For more information on the project, please visit Speakers from various community or 352-9916. organizations will come in to share submitted

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The stories are back and moving

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The One Man Star Wars Trilogy Adapted and Performed by Charles Ross

Saturday September 8, 8 p.m. The Capitol Theatre What does One Man these iconic films will Star Wars Trilogy mean? blow. your. mind. It means Charles Ross will Tickets are availbe performing his award able online http:// winning, internationally w w w . c a p i t o l t h e a t r e . touring, tour de force one b c . c a / e v e n t _ d e t a i l s . person performance of php?id=455sub2433 and all three of the original by phone 250 352 6363 Star Wars films. Charles or in person at the Capitol is a Nelson native who has Theatre Box Office. been performing the show One Man Star Wars for the past ten years. Trilogy is performed with Even if you don’t know permission of Lucasfilm what a “Star Wars” is, and Ltd. All “Star Wars” especially if you do, and elements property of����������������������������� especially, especially if Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights you watched them each reserved. 400 times, the sheer dynaThis performance mism that Charles brings is a fundraiser for the to performing the scenes, Cromoli Brothers VOTE the light saber battles, the CROMOLI Campaign. trash compactors from submitted Charles Ross brings his show to the Capitol Theatre stage for ONE NIGHT ONLY



Local youth performs at PNE Dylan McPherson, 18, of Nelson sings “Can’t Make You Love Me” at this year’s PNE Star Showdown. The competition is a province-wide talent search showcasing the best young performers from around BC over four days of competition. The 2012 Fair at the PNE finished Labour Day, September 3.


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Slocan Valley Fall Fair

Sunday, Sept 9, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Winlaw Hall grounds, Winlaw B.C. Come one, come all to the 11th annual Slocan Valley Fall Fair! , the fair will provide the whole family a full day of old fashioned fun. There will be live music on the outdoor stage all day long, pie and watermelon eating contests throughout the day and a giant pumpkin weigh-off. The Slocan Valley Archers will be putting on a display and demonstration; the valley antique engine enthusiasts will be running their early day engines and machinery. There will be games and ribbons for the children, lots of vendors and food tents, and of course, no fall fair is complete without the biggest and best fruits, vegetables, baking, preserves and handiwork. Admission is $2, children 10 and under are free. Rain or shine, bring the whole family to the fair. There will be plenty of activities for everyone.

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Hills Garlic Festival 2012

Sunday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Centennial Park, New Denver, B.C. What started as a small gathering of friends who decided to have a garlic-themed pot luck supper in the park grew quickly to a community event drawing local garlic growers and garlic lovers to the Hills Community park. By 2003, the Garlic Festival had outgrown its home and was moved to Centennial Park in New Denver. Vendors from all over the Kootenays, the BC Interior, and farther afield gather to sell the bounty of their harvests: vegetables, herbs, arts and crafts, and, of course, GARLIC! The festival attracts about 6000 people of all ages with lively music, great food, children’s entertainment, and old fashioned community fun. Admission $4.00 or $3.00 advanced tickets from the Friday Market in New Denver; children under 12 free.

Harrop Harvest Festival Sunday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Harrop Hall in Harrop B.C. Celebrate harvest time! The ninth annual Harrop Harvest Festival promises a memorable experience. Browse the displays of local artisans’ unique wares; groove to the musicians; indulge in an impressive array of delightful local foods. Games and contests, from best knitted socks to largest zucchini. Prizes galore and free admission. Harrop is located approximately 31 km (19 miles) northeast of Nelson across the West Arm of Kootenay Lake from Balfour.

Pass Creek Fall Fair Saturday, Sept. 22 & Sunday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Annual fall country fair featuring exhibits, children’s games, horse show, dog show, antique car show, family carnival, clowns, children’s bounce tent, pony rides, minature golf, small animals and educational farming demonstrations. General admission is $5 at the gate.

Bear Smart Tip: Hang bird feeders between two trees and affix a plastic shower rod cover over the wire at each end to prevent bears from grabbing on. Get Bear Smart info: 250-359-6611

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

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Do you think unions are relevant to today’s society? Click here or visit the link below Publisher’s note

Unionism today

Greed is an awful quality, especially in the workplace. Some companies have been so greedy as to put workers safety in question. Workers are sometimes not fairly paid or treated. In the past, there were very few laws to protect the worker. Unionism had some effect on improving conditions. Unionism, through pressure, By Nelson Becker was able to convince government to enact laws to better protect the worker. Today many of the issues that unions had to fight for, are now part of our legal system. Today unions are perceived in different ways. For the union worker, they may be seen as a protector in the workplace, but for others of the community’s unemployed who are struggling to make ends meet, the perception may be that union wages are high and the union worker is greedy. What is the role of today’s union and are they still relevant? I’d like to know what you think. Click the link above to take our survey.

My Opinion

by Spencer Pollard


Family is the glue that keeps us whole. Without them, with whom would we share our experiences? Friends? Friends are important as well but spending time with family is far more meaningful. One of my relatives recently passed away and it has only been recently that I’ve come to accept it. He had been in the hospital for some time now and I deeply regret that I never once visited him there. I made excuses regarding being busy or having work but in the end, family comes first, that’s something I realize now. I’ve come to terms with it and have a better understanding on how important family really is. Family is what makes you who you are. We all have at least some family and regardless of how the relationships that we have with them may be, they are truly valuable. So the next time whether you get upset at a relative, whether young or old; think about how you would feel if they were gone. Make each and every day meaningful and spend it with the people you value most.

Spencer Pollard is an young man living in Nelson BC with an interest in digital arts and writing. His ideas are of benefit to all of Nelson, and to stroke his abnormally large ego

Fish Heads and Flowers

Flowers to the woman who spent her entire day trying to save the life of a tiny baby bird who incidentally fell from its nest. Even though you missed a day of work in the meanwhile, you never lefts its side. You also happen to be my wife. Signed: Sessie Silver Flowers. Mille merci to my rescuers who plucked me out of the mounting waves on the west arm to the safety of your humongous boat. I so appreciated not having to fight my way back to Lakeside. Signed: spaghetti arms

Flowers to all the farmers and backyard gardeners who support barrier-free access to food. Your donations of fresh, local fruits and vegetables are much appreciated! Signed: Grateful Fish heads to flower thieves. There were several beautiful lilies growing outside my window that brought joy to all who stopped to admire. Someone decided to cut them all, no doubt to put on thier table or give to a friend. I am very flattered you loved them too, it is just a shame no one else can enjoy them anymore. Signed: Disappointed

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Last week’s survey responses:

Should dogs be allowed in Nelson’s downtown?

60% of our survey reponses say yes - only on leash, while 40% say no - keep the law as it is GROWING up we always had a dog, but I still don’t think they need to be brought to town. THERE are no bad dogs but there is an abundance of bad dog owners TOO many barking dogs wherever I walk I do not bring my dogs into Nelson as I prefer to walk them in Blewett where I live. I agree that people avoid Nelson because of that bylaw and not just tourists. I do not own a vehicle and walk my dog daily. I would support more dowtown businesses if I could bring my dog downtown. MY little dog has to stay home all the time because of these laws HAVE had 3 dogs in the past and they went everywhere with me. THREE cheers to David Aaron for paving the way to justice. AS a dog owner I am not interested in seeing unleashed dogs, defecating dogs that aren’t tended to by their person, mean growly dogs on a busy street like Baker St. But I welcome all other dogs. Taking responsibility and being respectful is all that we need in order to get along with each other on Baker St. DOGS need to be able to go where there are crowds in order to be socialized. Poop bags should also be available every block.

MY two dogs have been obedience trained soince they were puppies. Some basic training and having dogs on leash would help making dogs on Baker a reality. SOME dogs are lovely, some are anything but. I have stopped visiting Nelson as a result of this by-law. I was stopped by the RCMP and warned about a law that I could not believe. I live in West Kelowna. The culprits who don’t clean up after their dogs are the ones that should be fined/ banned! MY dog is an elder and she stays home mostly now, but I had to avoid the downtown area when I shopped because dogs were not allowed there. The bi-law is not good for families with dogs or businesses in the downtown core. THERE is no reason a dog should be in town. It is hot, hard on the feet, and people have to leave them outside when they go into a store. That endangers both the dog and passers-by. A dog is NOT a person. Leave it at home. AS a society, we have become a little wierd about our pets, treating them as humans. This insistance that they have “family” status doesn’t get my support. IF it doesn’t work, change the law back. OWNERS must clean up after their dog

MOST owners are good at cleaning up doggy doo, but they are not able to clean up when a dog takes a piddle, on tires, trees, parking meters, grass, tables & chairs at the many out door eating establishments. Dogs(even friendly ones) get excited as other dogs pass which can be a problem for other pedestrians. I dont believe a properly raised dog will have a problem socializing if he can’t be downtown with his owner for a couple of hours. I do like dogs. IN terms of people not cleaning up after their dogs - create a by-law that offers up a healthy fine if you don’t clean up after your dog. Of course the trickier part is you have to get caught. What about permitted helping dogs like guide dogs for the blind? Are they allowed to be on Baker Street? U N F O R T U N AT E LY many dog owners are irresponsible...they ruin it for the respectful dog owners... we have seen plenty of vicious dog incidents downtown in the past... and dog mess left on the sidewalk. Leave the laws as they are THE failure of the City to repeal the NO DOG bylaw is just another example of the incompetence of the Mayor, council and the City administration. I grew up with dogs and they were part of our family. But we did not take them everywhere and we did not impose them on others.

I was walking downtown with my 3 year old grand daughter when two big dogs on our path started to fight right beside us. The owners tried to stop them but it took a while until they were restrained. People all around were scared and I had to take the child and run into a store to be safe. WHEN Mayor Exner‘s council was in power, they closed the gates to let cars back on to Baker Street, banned hackeysacking (teens) from downtown, and banned dogs at the same time. That was a long time ago and all of those restrictions should be removed from a so-called tolerant and friendly town. PEOPLE must clean up after their dogs, if they are allowed downtown. I’D like to see more initiative taken in the entire region in creating anti-cruelty bylaws and enforcement. Too many dogs are tied up or left alone all day (and night), unsocialized, untrained and unloved. More enforcement is needed with owners that drive around as well as leave their dogs unfettered and unattended in the back of pick-up trucks. SOME think the law is draconian and unfair to mans best friend but this is a squeeky wheel situation. The louder minority trying to sway opinion. I remember why the bylaw came in and it hasn’t changed. Sorry


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Last week’s survey responses continued:

Should dogs be allowed in Nelson’s downtown?

UNFORTUNATELY a few bad dog owners who do not control and/or pick up their dogs feces have wrecked it for the responsible dog owners WE remember the state of the downtown before the dog-free bylaw. It was disgusting and irritating and kept us away. SILLY by-law gotta go. No brainer. DOGS are such an essential, inescapable part of our culture and society, I can hardly fathom why this repressive law against dogs (and their owners) has been allowed to stand for as long as it has! PEOPLE would shop more downtown if they didn’t have to leave their dogs in the car.

PEOPLE should be allowed to walk their dogs on leash - BUT MUST CLEAN UP AFTER THEM - I own 2 dogs and hate it when people don’t clean up after their pets. $1000 fine!! THE obvious solution is to have the BYLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS (meter men) carry a supply of poop baggies and a little broom so they can clean up any poop and deposit it into nearby receptacles. As the meter men are constantly on the prowl this would keep the poop out of stores while allowing the meter men to be hot on the scent (so to speak) of the offending dogs owners so they can be ticketed shortly after the offence has occurred.

IN the downtown core, bylaw officers should be quick to enforce the dogs on leash rule, and slow to enforce the no dogs on Baker rule.

are animals, as are we, and they still have sexual behaviours in spite being neutered/spayed. Other triggers can be with types of anxiety-I can use my ‘new’ dog Jessie as an example. Things are cool with both him and my other dog Lewis, we can walk on the trail with bouts of peeing, running and playing, then when other dogs show up, Jessie hops on top of Lewis and proceeds to embarrass me and Lewis.. Then there is the most common explanation, displaying DOMINANCE. You commonly see this with puppies, and often with adult dogs. It’s saying ‘I AM IN CHARGE’ in a socially not always acceptable way. What Can You Do? If your dog isn’t spayed/ neutered, then get this done.

You don’t need to address the behaviour all the time, BUT when it’s excessive, involving your neighbors leg, or crushing the small dog on the dog walk, then you need to come up with some strategies. Assuming your dog is’fixed’ then let’s use some positive rewards based training. Correcting in a harsh manner for humping can cause more serious problems. 1. Get back to BASIC training skills. You want your dog to be able to sit, come, lay down on cue. 2. Distract- get the ball, offer the squeaky toy, the kong filled with peanut butter.. 3. Don’t get too worriedfor your dog isn’t and if you get all angry, the behaviour won’t be changing, but you can sure

COUNCIL ;ust rescind this bylaw now

I travel throughout B.C. to compete with my dogs. Many people tell me that they would love to visit Nelson but have heard that it is very dog unfriendly.

I have talked to many visitors who are shocked by the no dog signs downtown, one from the US who told me he would never be back. Why can I take my dog to downtown Victoria, but not Nelson? TIME to get rid of that law.

I would like to see dog walk close to cit core not so far away make sure the doggy bags are available and end the pictures of no dogs allowed this effects tourism and makes Nelson look unfriendly.

OTHER cities control dogs by requiring poop pick up and leash control. They manage this without banning members of our family from the downtown core (therefore effectively banishing us and our business from the downtown core). Why does the City of Nelson insist on over-reacting to such a ridicluous extent. Maybe we should ban children too then the town wouldn’t have to deal with spilled ice cream or candy wrappers. NO pit bulls please!

Dog Humping: Why Dogs Do It And What You Can Do To Stop It

Pets - Purely Natural

By: Dr. Andrew Jones

Humping, otherwise known as mounting is what male dogs will do when they mate. Female dogs do this as well, of course less often. Dogs also mount furniture, toys, people’s legs, and for a few reasons. Yes it can still be displaying sexual behaviour, hence that ‘special’ stuffy toy that your dog does ‘unnamed’ things to. Dogs

damage the relationship with your dog. As with many unwanted dog behaviours, some time spent learning positive rewards based training will pay off in spades, and you WILL change the undesired behavior. Dog humping, otherwise known as dog mounting, is a relatively common undesired dog behavior, and dog’s do it for a variety of reasons. It can be sexual, it can be caused by anxiety, or it can be a display of dominence. Regardless of the cause, there are a variety of things that you can do to stop this unwanted behavior. The common theme of changing the behavior is going back to basic training, and rewarding your dog when they do the appropriate behavior.

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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Nelson & Area: Fri. Sept. 7 - Sun. Sept 16 ●●● Live Music

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Joel Plaskett & Mo Kenney Thursday, Sept. 20, Capitol Theatre Mo Kenney has been turning heads for the past 18 months commanding stages with a cool and easy grace that belies her age. It’s those qualities that brought her to the attention of JUNO Award-winner and multiple Polaris Music Prize nominee, Joel Plaskett. Plaskett just finished producing Mo’s self-titled debut album, releasing Sept. 25th on Plaskett’s New Scotland Records. With his most recent effort “Scrappy Happy” under his belt and his record label doing more than fine, Joel is keen to hit the road with Mo. This fall, while gearing up for her album release, Kenney will join Joel Plaskett on the road, opening up for her friend and mentor across Canada. Fri. Sept 7 ●●●All Request DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill

●●●Sonny Rhodes & His Band. The Royal. Tickets are $20 and are available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and Doors open 6pm. Showtime approx 8pm. Sonny Rhodes is a legendary American blues singer and lap steel guitar player. ●●INNER & OUTER LANDSCAPES exhibition closing reception at the Kootenay Gallery in Castlegar at 7pm.

●●SEED plant and move day. 9:30AM. at the Lakeside Park Greenhouses. No experience needed...bring love of plants! We will be mixing soil, planting seeds, and moving our already tall seedlings inside . It is `set up and start up` time. ●●2012 Soapbox Derby 5 p.m. on Kootenay Street between Silica Street and Baker Street, Nelson. ●Gender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-3545362.

Sat. Sept 8 ●●●Purity Ring w/ Evian Christ & Headaches. The Royal. Tickets are $10 and available at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and liveattheroyal. com. Doors open 8pm. Showtime approx 9:30pm.

●Meat Draws at Nelson Legion. 3:30p.m., in beverage room with Karaoke after. 250352-7727. ●The Nelson Scrabble Club meets at 1p.m. For further information, please call 250-3526936. Sun. Sept 9 ●●●Niko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m.

●●●An Evening with Sloan - Twice Removed Tour 2012. The Royal. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day of show. They are available now at The Royal, Urban Legends, The Music Store and Doors open 6pm. Showtime approx 8pm..

Lutheran Church, St. Saviours Anglican Church at the Lakeside Park Pavillion 10 a.m. 250-3522822.or 250-352-2515. ●St. John’s Lutheran Church Service. Everyone welcome to 4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250354-3308.

●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 ●Cribbage at the Legion beverage room, 12:45p.m. 250-3527727.

●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. Mon. Sept 10 ●●●Sarah & Rich at the Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m.

●Pool Table Nights, Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill

● Ongoing Events

●Heritage Harmony Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming anyone! Tim 250-825-9694 or John 250-352-6892

●Scottish Country Dancing at the Central School Gym at Ward & Mill. Dancers of all levels welcome. Tues. Sept 11 ●●●Cliff Maddix and friends 6p.m. The Library Lounge ●●Bereavement and the Creative Process, Presentation at Kutenai Art Therapy Institute, 7-9pm, 352-2264. Wed. Sept 12

●●●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.

●●Seniors/Caregivers - BC Ombudsperson for Seniors presentation, Nelson United Church, 602 Silica, 7:00 pm Questions accepted.

●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

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●●●Karaoke. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill. 9p.m.

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●Alzheimers/ Dementia Caregiver support group meetings. 2nd Wednesday Monthly. 7 p.m. Call 250365-6769, ●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. ●Girls’ Night with Margaret-Ann at the Youth Centre. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656.

●Nelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resource Centre. Wednesdays from 12 - 2pm 719 Vernon St. or phone 250-352-6008. Thurs. Sept 13 ●●●Kiyo Elkuf and friends at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m. ●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. Fri. Sept 14 All Request DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill ●Gender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362. Sat. Sept 15

●Meat Draws at Nelson Legion. 3:30p.m., in beverage room with Karaoke after. 250-352-7727.

●● Special Events

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

●●●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.

●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. ●Cribbage at the Legion beverage room, 12:45p.m. 250-352-7727.

● Ongoing Events


●Nelson United Church Service. 10 a.m. All are welcome. 602 Silica St. 250-352-2822.

●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.

Bree and Jeff Walker are delighted to announce the birth of their son, 2012 Soap Box Derby James Rylan, born on June 14 2012, 7lbs-14oz Friday, September 7, 5 p.m. Kootenay Street between Silica of joy, and a little brother Street and Baker for Kaitlyn Jane, all presRacers competing in 3 categories, (12 and under, 12-18, ently of Victoria, BC. and over 18) will tear down Kootenay Street in a variety of Congratulations from soapbox vehicles. Bring the whole family down to watch this happy grand parents: Glen kick-off event to the 2012 Queen City Cruise weekend. and Jan Walker (White Contact Elliot Carter at 250.352-3542 or 250-505-0284 Rock); Richard Tremblé for further information. and Kelly Campbell Sudoku Difficulty Sudoku Classic Difficulty Level - EasyClassic sk9E000446 (Victoria); and their many Le friends and family across Canada and the USA. “The true joy in life is simply a loving family.”

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●The Nelson Scrabble Club meets at 1p.m. For further information, please call 250-352-6936. Sun. Sept 16

●●●Garnet Rogers with Daniel Champagne at Expressions, 554 Ward St. 8 p.m. Tickets $30. 250354-3910

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

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‘98 SUBARU OUTBACK AWD PIANO: $ 300, Brand: Willis & for sale. Heated seats, roof racks, CD player. 230000km $4500 250226-6911 SELLING 73 VW camper van, no rust, runs well. $4000. call 3521204

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paddles + vest,+ brackets to store. $250. 250-352-6804 14’ FIBERGLASS BOAT 40hp Evinrude hardly used $3200, 9.9 Yamaha short shaft used once $1600. 250-229-4544 16’ GLASCRAFT BOAT & Trailer with 40HP (not working)+ 10HP, no seats, $500 OBO 250-354-4417



encyclopedias, national geographics, various nails/screws, Toyota Tercel tires, old skis, science text books. 250-354-4594

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BEAR CAT WOOD Splitter for

sale. Year 2012. $1,800 like new. 250-229-5467 STURDY UTILITY TRAILER with hitch, for farm/acreage. $50.00. Email: for pictures. or call 250-357-2055. DENON RECEIVER 120W x 7.1 Dolby Digital AV Surround MultiZone, AVR 2106. $375 Call 250505-7866

Co. Limited, Montreal. Needs tuning. Picture: Contact Jake @ 250-352-1695

Pets & Livestock

KEEP YOUR GIRLS satisfied and

secure. Handsome young roosters, approximately 4 months. $10. 250 354 1340 33G FISH TANK w/hood & lights. Comes w/Hagen AquaClear 50 power filter. Good condition $100(OBO) 250-505-5015 17” COLLEGIATE ALL Purpose English Saddle. Some staining on cantle and one side flap. 250-3572768


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