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Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 Vol. 2, No. 40

What is scarier than a parking ticket?

Nelson City Bylaw Enforcement and Animal Control Officer Thomson gets a little more Halloween spirit than he bargained for dressing up as a sheriff Halloween 2010. He still promises to dress up again this year, though! NELSON BECKER

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More youth join in work on issues in the Basin The Columbia Basin Trust’s (CBT) Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a group of involved youth from around the Columbia Basin who provide advice to CBT and a youth perspective on a variety of issues facing today’s youth. Members— called YACers—commit to a one-year term and have an opportunity to meet, work and travel with a group of like-minded young people. Prospective YACers go through an application process and are selected to volunteer on the committee by the previous year’s commit-

tee members. The commitment involves a weekend meeting every two months which includes the review of Columbia Basin Youth Grants applications–a task that is unique to this CBT advisory committee to further promote the active engagement of youth in regional decision-making processes. The CBT announced the new YAC members: Curtis Bendig (Nelson), Darelyn Hutchinson (Cranbrook), Laura Kanik (Revelstoke), Paniz Khosroshahy (Cranbrook), James Klemmensen (Rossland),


CBT’s 2012/13 Youth Advisory Committee Members recently met in Golden

Danika Reid (Cranbrook), CBT programs and initiaBailey Repp (Nelson), tives, visit or Wesley Routley (Golden) and call 1.800.505.8998. Theresa Thoms (Castlegar). submitted by the To learn more about Columbia Basin Trust

Is God moral? A friendly debate tackles the question Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. The Centre for Inquiry forming lives. has been challenged to parThe Centre for Inquiry is ticipate in a friendly debate an international organization about the morality of the that promotes science, critiTriune God by the Junction cal thinking, free inquiry and Church of Playmor Junction. secular humanism. A small The Junction church is group has been meeting as one of three Evangelical a discussion salon here in Churches that desire to cul- Nelson for the last year. tivate the Kingdom of God The goal of the debate in the Kootenays. As a fel- is to allow free expression lowship of believers, they of ideas. All ideas including are devoted to loving God, religious ones are open for loving others and trans- challenge, affirmation and

The Friends of the Nelson Public Library: Fall Book Sale Friday October 26 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday October 27 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 602 Kootenay St. on the corner of Victoria St The Friends of the Nelson Public Library will be holding their Fall Book sale at a new location just down the street from the library. People can come early

for the best picks, or, late for the $3 bag of books bargain from 2-3 pm Saturday. submitted by the Friends of the Nelson Public Library

criticism. Democracies are driven by the marketplace of ideas, good ideas evolve and are improved, and bad ideas are set aside. The debate question “Is the Triune God of Christian scripture a force for good?” will be affirmed by the Junction Church and challenged by the Centre for Inquiry in a respectful debate format. The debate is timed for 1 hour and

15 minutes and will allow for 45 minutes of audience questions. Admission is free but a donation to area food banks will be appreciated. Junction Church representative – Jeffrey Park email: Centre for Inquiry representative – Nina George email: submitted by the Centre for Inquiry

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wishcraft 459 ward street 354-4838

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African meal and auction supports AIDS orphans Sunday, Nov. 18, doors open at 4:30 p.m. at the United Church, Silica at Josephine St. The Nelson Grans to Grans are once more cooking and serving an African Dinner at the Nelson United Church. The event will include a Silent Auction, entertainment by Local Artists, and there will be a Market Place. The Grans are excited by the support in years past and are also inspired by the Grand Kids enthusiasm for preparing their crafts to offer for sale. The Nelson Grans to Grans are one of over 240 groups across Canada that are part of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. We work to support African grandmothers who are turning the tide of AIDS in their communities. The Grandmothers Campaign is an initiative of the Stephen

Lewis Foundation which works with community projects on the frontlines of the AIDS pandemic in 15 countries across subSaharan Africa. They support women, children orphaned by AIDS and the indomitable grandmothers who have stepped in to care for them. Kenneth Mugayehwenki from Reach One Touch One Ministries (ROTOM) in Uganda says, “Ugandan grandmothers are rising up: We can change things. We have others fighting for us and we are not finished.” Tickets are on a sliding scale of $15-20 each for adults and $10 each for children under 12 years of age. Only 120 tickets are available for this event.


Grand Kids work on crafts to sell at this year’s Grans to Grans African Dinner and Silent Auction.

Tickets can be purchased on Josephine Street. at Cottons on Baker Street submitted by and Sensations Dress Shop Nelson Grans to Grans

Nelson Nordic Ski Club Ski Swap & AGM

Burmese meal in support of refugees

Sunday, Oct. 28 2012 Nelson Rod & Gun Club 701 Railway St.

Saturday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m. at the United Church, Silica at Josephine St. The Nelson Refugee worked for over three years Committee will be host- to make their resettlement ing a fundraising dinner for a reality and to provide full Hsa Moo and Htoo Paw, financial support for one two Burmese refugees who full year. have relocated from a camp Doors open at 5:30, in Thailand to Nelson. Both dinner at 6:00. Tickets women could never return available at Otters. $15/ to their homeland for fear single, $45/ family. of being persecuted or For more information murdered by the Burmese please contact 352-3117 military government. The submitted by the Nelson Nelson Refugee Committee Refugee Committee

The day’s events begin with a drop off of items for sale from 9-10 a.m. This will be followed by the Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 10 a.m. Anyone attending the AGM will be the first to the Ski Swap. The public Ski Swap will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers wishing to help out should call

250-354-4299 or email or More information about the Nelson Nordic Ski Club including membership apllication and rates can be found at www. The Nelson Nordic Ski Club is also on Facebook. submitted by the Nelson Nordic Ski Club

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Selkirk College receives environmental grant Selkirk College renewable energy students are going to benefit from an enriched learning environment thanks to support provided by the Heritage Credit Union. The $15,000 gift will be used for the purchase of two solar photovoltaic systems including panels, inverters and regulators. These systems differ from the more traditional solar thermal systems in that they convert sunlight directly into energy whereas the latter converts it into heat. The college could use the systems to generate energy for its own purposes but instead will use it as a

laboratory where renewable energy students will have the opportunity to study and install the systems. “Having these systems available as learning opportunities for our students is invaluable. Reading a textbook, watching a video, listening to me lecture, are fine but having the chance to actually put the system together piece by piece and see it work in a laboraPHOTO BY COLIN PAYNE tory environment can’t be beat” says Rob Macrae, a On Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 Heritage Credit Union CEO Lorne Myhra, Selkirk College Renewable Energy instruc- President presented a cheque for $15,000 to CEO Angus Graeme, also present tor in Selkirk’s School Community Environment Fund Chair Bruce Gerrand. of Environment and on the Renewable Energy program visit Geomatics. For more information submitted by Selkirk College

Nelson Hospice Grief Support Series Thursdays, 10 a.m. - Noon, Nov. 15-Dec. 20, Multipurpose Room, Public Health (second level) 333 Victoria St. The series is open to anyone experiencing grief due to the death of someone close to them. Facilitated by trained Hospice volunteers, topics will include: the needs of a mourner;

why grieving is different for everyone; comon myths about the grieving process; resources and tools for finding hope and healing our hearts. There will be time for group discussion

and sharing at your own comfort level as well as a gentle healing exploration into areas such as art therapy, journaling, walking and meditation. The cost is free,

Don’t cut your hair, at least not yet! On November 24, Annie’s Boutique is organizing the fifth annual “Take it Off” party at the Nelson Trading Company in Nelson BC. While the date is a little ways off, now is the time for people to start thinking about donating their ponytail to be used for wigs for cancer patients. All it takes is 8 inches. During the event,

Annie’s Boutique will have hairdressers on site and all the supplies. They will even ship the donations to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program. It takes 6 ponytails to create a wig, so donors are encouraged to make the most of their donation by inviting 5 friends to join in too. When the wigs are made, they will go to a woman

who has been affected by hair loss from cancer treatment, at no cost to her. Everyone is invited to the party whether donating hair or not. There will be discounts and special offers from Annie’s Boutique. People will also have an opportunity to make a monetary donation to fund groundbreaking research projects for the prevention

with donations graciously accepted.PreRegistration is required and can be done by emailing submitted by Nelson & District Hospice Society

of cancer, and to support women living with the disease. For more information or to register for your donation at the event, contact:Annie’s Boutique at 106 - 402 Baker St in Nelson or visit www. or call 250-354-2000 Toll Free: 1877-882-6643 submitted by Annie’s Boutique

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Arts&Entertainment Folk singer James Keelaghan returns to the Kootenay Friday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre Possessed of an insatia- quarter of a century now, this ble appetite for finding the poet laureate of the folk and next unique story line, James roots music world has gone Keelaghan forges his pieces about his work with a comwith brilliant craftsmanship bination of passion, curiosity and monogrammed artistic intent and intensity. His masvision, making him one of terful story telling has, over the most distinctive and read- the course of nine recordily identifiable voices on both ings, been part of the bedthe Canadian and internation- rock of his success, earning al singer-songwriter scenes. Keelaghan nominations and His journey has attracted awards - including a Juno fans of literate and layered and acclaim from Australia to songwriting to join him on Scandinavia. his artistic expeditions, some Buy tickets for this musiof which weave their way cal feast online at capitolthethrough marvelously etched or charge by phone historical stories with under- 250.352-6363. Tickets $25 lying universal themes, others Adult $20 Season package/ of which mine the depths of Full Time Student. the soul and the emotional “James has become the trails of human relations. complete artist. A brilliant As the calendar pages tunesmith who has become have turned, for almost a one of the most engaging


James Keelaghan

performers of our time. You Terry Wickham, producer of always know the journey with the Edmonton Folk Music James is going to be great, Festival. submitted by the Capitol you just never know what Theatre all the destinations are.” says

Listen to an interview with James Keelghan on Kootenay Co-op Radio, about halfway through the October 24 broadcast of Kootenay Morning by going to In addition to the show at the Capitol Theatre, Keelaghan is also playing at the Langham Theatre in Kaslo on Thursday, Nov. 1.

The Singing Soul music workshop Tuesday, Oct. 30 - Thursday Nov, 1, from 7-10 p.m. at 501 Carbonate St. (Former Anglican Church Hall) The Singing Soul is unrehearsed, spontaneous group music making, using all voice. It is simple, no-tech, and builds community as it deepens our skills in listening, musicality and communication. A wide variety of clearly outlined structures are offered for the group along with time to pause and reflect. In his 15 years of leading The Singing Soul nationally andinternationally, David Hatfield has engaged thousands of folks of all ages, back-

grounds and level of experience to explore and maybe discover their voice for the first time. Singers of all styles have found that improvisation strengthens their abilities, while others discover new inspirations, a revitalized connection to music, personal development and lots of fun. The cost is $75 or students $45. To register, please call Leah at 250352-7247 or 250-551-0405 or email at

On Sunday Nov. 4, 7-9 pm there will be another event The Big Sing: Community Improvisational Circle Singing. $10 or $5 for workshoppers. The Singing Soul is profoundly fun! There are no wrong notes and there’s nothing to memorize, just breathe and sing. For more information about David Hatfield and The Singing Soul visit

Save the date: Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Expressions Welcome back Yuki! former Selkirk music student plays piano and ukelele


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Spoken-word artist performs for Sculpturewalk Gala Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. at the Element Club in Castlegar Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2012 Awards Gala will be headlined by internationally-acclaimed performance artist Shane Koyzcan. Koyczan was the first Canadian to win the prestigious U.S. Poetry Slam Championship and has headlined poetry festivals across Canada. Koyczan continues to receive both literary and performance accolades around the world from the likes of the B.C. Interior Music Awards, the

Canadian Spoken-word Olympics and CBC Radio. We are very fortunate to have Shane perform at our event,” says Joy Barrett, Executive Director of Sculpturewalk. “It’s a tribute to our success and increased national presence that we can draw such talent.” Also much anticipated in the evening’s events is the announcement of the winners of all Sculpturewalk awards, including the coveted

People’s Choice. The sculpture with the most votes will be purchased by the Cityof Castlegar for its permanent collection. Tickets for the performance, starting at 8pm, are $25 and are available online at or at the Element in Downtown Castlegar. Sculpturewalk Awards begin at 7pm. submitted by Castlegar Sculpturewalk

Listen to Shane Koyzcan at The Capitol Theatre Season Series Presents:

Friday November 2nd at 8PM Tickets $25 - Adult $20 - Season Package Full time Student Buy online Charge by phone: 250.352.6363

Juno Award winner! Canada’s finest singer-songwriter on his 25th Anniversary Tour!

Listen to James Keelaghan at

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Arts&Entertainment Local Film The Change Agents premieres at the Capitol

Thursday, Nov. 1, doors open 7p.m., showtime 7:30 p.m., at the Capitol Theatre The Change Agents, the Kootenay’s most recent feature length film, will host its World Premiere in Nelson. Two years in the making, under the working title ‘Project Turquoise Snowflake,’ The Change Agents is a timely piece which deals with the impacts of the tar sands development on Canada’s dwindling fresh water supply and with a growing movement of young people who have something to say SUBMITTED about it. Set in Nelson and cen- Nelson audiences may find familiar faces in scenes like this one from the movie The Change Agents. tering its fictional story on Carly Dutoff, a 17-year old take action from the film’s tored by film profession- an emergency. We need to with a Doukhobor activist message” says executive als during the production. do more.” The result that came is background, Carly and her producer Jo Ann Lowell. Associate Producer, 17-year old Alecia Maslechko, says what one small mountain peers find themselves in the “After we showed the piece “it opened doors to help me community can creatively midst of family difficulties in Belgium, many audidiscover what I want to do. do to affect positive change. while coming of age in an era ence members approached I want to become a film “There was many a moment of environmental degradation us and asked: how can I that has not ever been faced become a Change Agent for producer to be able to get when we needed a miraout messages like this that cle to move it forward, and the planet?” by previous generations. in those moments I really The young ensemble inspire.” With nuances from the The impulse to write thought it was the end. But popular Occupy movement, cast is stellar - this low The Change Agents came then, each time the miracles The Change Agents has budget independent film to Writer/Director Robyn would happen - it’s like the received international atten- features 80 cast members. Sheppard after a tearful story has a life of it’s own.” tion. It is a film whose time, Unique to the production exchange with a student says executive producer Tim was the co-creation between has come. who said “if everything Mushumanski. “It just had “Test audiences in mentors and youth. 70 % being said about the envito happen.... it’s a story that Europe and Canada have of the production crew was ronmental crisis is true, needs to be heard.” been moved to tears and youth, some of whom are then why aren’t we doing submitted by the have been motivated to planning careers in filmmore to change things. It’s Change Agents Producers making, after being men-

Two area cities seeking scupltors for public art submissions The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture is seeking artistic entries for a public piece of art. Professional artists from the Columbia Basin are invited to submit a proposal by November 30, 2012. All details are available online at: Castlegar Sculpturewalk is accepting applicants from sculptors to take part in their 2013 event. Now in its

third successful year, Sculpturewalk is a year-long outdoor exhibit of original sculpture by local and international artists. The sculptures are owned by the artists and loaned to the exhibit, where they are available for purchase, lease, and are open for public voting. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be purchased by The City of Castlegar for permanent display, in addition to a

cash prize of $3000. Sculptures will also be judged and awarded on Artistic Merit, with prizes in that category totaling $5000. The application deadline for Castlegar Sculpturewalk is October 31, 2012. Entry guidelines and the entry form are available online at


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Museum celebrates virtual exhibition launch

Saturday, Oct. 27, 1-3 p.m. at Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History Touchstones Nelson is ful in their own right, have launching its newest online added significance in that exhibit Landscape Lost: they document jobs, transForestry and Life in the portation methods and comDuncan River Valley. The munities that no longer exist, site is a collection of pho- yet were common place just tographs by Robert “Bob� over half a century ago. Wallace of the Upper Duncan The site includes a bioRiver Valley including fire graphical sketch of the pholookouts, old mining and tographer and excerpts from a trappers cabins, community work journal kept by Wallace gatherings, as well as, the in the summer of 1942 as communities of Howser and he worked on the construcLardeau. tion of the Bear Lookout in The BC Forest Service the Upper Duncan Valley. hired Wallace around 1939 as Visitors to the site will get a a lookoutman at Bear Creek glimpse of the talents, hard Bob Wallace at Bear Lookout c.1940s in the Upper Duncan River work ethic andDifficulty love of the Level - Easy sk9E000453 Difficulty Valley. Over 200 photographs outdoors Wallace shared with document the area prior to the his family, friends and co- the Irving K. Barber Learning The exhibit is available at Centre, University of British construction of the Duncan workers. submitted by Dam that flooded the valley The creation of the site Columbia, British Columbia Touchstones Nelson History Digitization Program. in 1967. The images, beauti- has been funded in part by

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The S urvey How much leisure time do you have?

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What would you do more of if you had the opportunity? Click here or visit the link below

Last week’s survey responses:

Have you been bullied?

87% of our survey reponses say yes and 13% say no

A segment of society that is not being recognized as being bullied is the adult females who have no transportation and walk every where or are unable to afford to move if being bullied in their resident or home environment. The people who bully other people’s sisters, mothers, grandmothers bring fear to those who suffer their bullying and only bring shame to themselves. It takes a real big guy/woman to bully someone 5 feet 2 inches tall! Being bullied changes who we are, how we see the world, and how we react to just everyday situations. I know because they do it to me constantly. I moved out of town to get away from the downtown bullies in Nelson. There is no point in reporting it to the police because I still have to walk around without protection. I feel very sorry for teenagers and small children who suffer this treatment. We as adults can learn to shrug it off. What are young people supposed to do? It is not good for anyone’s mentality to have to constantly keep looking over your shoulder for the next verbal or physical assault.

ALL of the years at Trafalgar, yes. Once into LVR, only the first week - the administration took it so serious then suspended the offender for a week and put it on his record. Administration even advised me if it happens again that the police will be called in and that I could also press criminal charges if I felt it was warranted. I was blown away by LVR’s actions and because of that - I have never been bullied since! Kudos to LVR! Only if everywhere else followed LVR’s example of absolute zero tolerance policy, perhaps there would be less bullying victims? GUYS I knew would attack for any or no reason. NO, nor have I bullied. Although the topic is current, I believe the only way to deal with bullies especially when they are children and youth is to include them through a restorative justice process. In other words we need to help the bullies take responsibility for their actions. They need support too - they are kids.

WE moved a lot when I was young. As the new kid, I was always an easy target for bullies. IT was relentless all through high school. I am grateful the internet didn’t exist then because at least home was a refuge. I feel sorry for the kids now who have to face bullying 24/7. I’m glad people are finally realizing bullying is not OK. MY child was bullied at school and I feel terrible that at the time, I didn’t hear what he was telling me or ask the deeper questions that would have raised the red flags for me. One of his friends finally blew the whistle. I am happy to say the bullies were dealt with by the school swiftly and compassionately. They were not punished with futher bullying by the adults around them, but were taught what they needed to know. The violence stopped. Each of the bullies, in turn, apologized. The most hurtful bully eventually did her best to make up for what she had done with acts of inclusion and teamwork.

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

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Opinion&Editorial This week’s ExpressNewsUpdate

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Classifieds, Event Listings, Press Releases, Fish Heads and Flowers and Letters to the Editor can all be submitted via the Express website: You can also reach us by phone at 250-354-3910, e-mail, express@expressnews. 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

My Opinion

by Spencer Pollard

Facts vs. Beliefs I endorse gay marriage. I understand some of you might not agree with me and that is alright, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. One of the larger factors of this debate is based on religion. Many people believe that by endorsing gay marriage they are endorsing an activity that will endorse an act that is seen as ungodly. The issue I have with this opinion is that it’s based on belief and not of fact. Religion is never something I personally believed in; I have always been a man of science. I believe in what can be proven and not what can’t or hasn’t been. Although I am not religious I have religious friends and despite our differing beliefs I understand and support them regardless. Regardless or whether or not God created me, I know he wouldn’t want me to judge. People have the right to believe in whatever they choose but love shouldn’t be decided by a god or any sort of deity. No book should dictate how you should live your life; that choice should be made by you.

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

Fish Heads To the inconsiderate people who selfishly vandalize our historic, beautiful buildings. Please find a piece of paper to draw on, get more creative or get permission before you help yourself to other peoples property. Signed: tired of seeing shabby graffitti

house is still being finished. It really makes the neighbourhood feel extra festive! I especially like the big spiders. Signed: spooked

Fish Heads To the lady who won’t turn down the sound of her cellphone ticking clicking typing and ringing on high volume in Flowers to my neigh- a small restaurant as if the bours for taking the time sound of your open mouth to make a great Halloween chewing wasn’t enough. display even though the Signed: annoyed

Nelson Weather

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What’sHappening Nelson & Area: Fri. Oct. 26 - Sun. Nov 4 ●●● Live Music

●● Special Events

Sun. Oct 28

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

Friday, Oct. 26, 3 p.m. at John Ward Coffee Saturday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m. Ellison’s Cafe, Nelson and 7 p.m. Cedar Creek Cafe, Winlaw Through his music, Arsenault tells of the trials and tribulations of human existence and salutes the singer/songwriters of country music. Fri. Oct 26 ●●●Shred Kelly at The Royal 8 p.m.

●●●All Request DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill ●●●Ben Arsenault at at John Ward Coffee, Nelson 3 p.m.

●●Fall Book Sale by the Friends of the Nelson Public Library 6-8 p.m. 602 Kootenay St in the old church building on the corner .

●Gender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362. Sat. Oct 27 ●●●Nevermind The Nineties at The Royal 9 p.m. ●●●Bob The Postman, Marion Bergevin, Ben Arsenault at Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions (Facebook), 12-3 p.m. ●●●Ben Arsenault at Cedar Creek Cafe, Winlaw 7 p.m.

●●Fall Book Sale by the Friends of the Nelson Public Library 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 602 Kootenay St in the old church building on the corner of Kootenay and Victoria St. $3 bag of books bargain from 2-3 pm ●●Delicious Burmese dinner: a Nelson Refugee Committee fundraiser, Nelson United Church, tickets @ Otter Books, $15/person, $45/family

●●The Price Is Jeopardy Or No Deal Of Fortune: a Kootenay Kannibelles fundraiser 19 & over show, at the Capitol Theatre 7.30 p.m. ●●Author Clint Burnham at Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance) 7:30 p.m.

●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.

●Scottish Country Dancing at the Central School Gym. Your first class is free!

●●●David Vest & East Meets Vest at The Royal 6 p.m.

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

●●Nelson Nordic Ski Club Ski Swap & Annual General Meeting. 9 a.m. drop off, 10 a.m. AGM, 11-12:30 swap at the Nelson Rod & Gun Club.

●●●Cliff Maddix and friends 6p.m. The Library Lounge

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

Ben Arsenault

● Ongoing Events

●St. John’s Lutheran Church Service. Everyone welcome to 4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250354-3308.

●RC electric 1/10 dirt track racing, every Sunday 10am at 5 Mile tracks. Contact ●Nelson United Church Service. 10 a.m. All are welcome. 602 Silica St. 250-3522822.

●Cribbage at the Legion beverage room, 12:45p.m. 250-3527727. ●Ascension Lutheran Church Service 10:15a.m. Rosemont Elementary All are welcome. 250352-2515.

●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. 250-3527727. Mon. Oct 29 ●●●Sarah & Rich at the Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m.

●●Photo tour of Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks by award-winning local photographer Margo Saunders. Genelle Hall 1205 - 2nd St., 8 p.m. Free

●Heritage Harmony Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming anyone! Tim 250-825-9694 or John 250-352-6892 Tues. Oct 30 ●●●The Deep Dark Woods w/ Evening Hymns at The Royal on Baker 7 p.m. Wed. Oct 31

●●●Open stage w/Estevan at The Royal on Baker 8:30 p.m.

●●●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 for more info.

●Nelson Tech Club: for electronic hobbyists and Arduino enthusiasts to meet and work on projects. Every Wednesday 6pm Ste 207-601 Front St, old Jam Factory upstairs. New members welcome. Small facility fee, first visit free. email

What’sHappening theExpress Update

●●● Live Music Wed. Oct 31 cont’d

●Nelson Women’s Centre Dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916. Darts at the Nelson Legion. 7:30p.m. 250-352-7727.

●Girls’ Night with MargaretAnn at the Youth Centre. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 608 Lake St. ph. 250-3525656. ●Nelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resource Centre. Wednesdays from 12 - 2pm 719 Vernon St. or phone 250-352-6008. Thurs. Nov 1

●●●Rob Johnson & Guests at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m.

●●●Morgan Davis and Doc Maclean at The Royal on Baker 6 p.m.

●●World Film Premiere : The Change Agents at Capitol Theatre 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

●Toastmasters: Improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. www. toastmasters.or.

dr. science Christine Humphries

This is the season one might expect to run into a ghost, but it is scientifically unlikely that the white shape you see on your doorstep is anything more than a kid under a while sheet. If you type in the words “ghost and proof” into a search engine on the World Wide Web, there is an amazing num-

●● Special Events

●Nelson Women’s Centre. Dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916. ●Acupuncture for Addictions. Free drop-in clinic. 9:30a.m. Located at 333 Victoria St., 2nd Floor. 250-505-7248. Fri. Nov 2 ●●●James Keelaghan at the Capitol Theatre ●●●Kashoo Album Release at The Royal 8 p.m. ●●Starbelly Jam AGM 7 p.m. Crawford Bay Community Corner. Questions? email: ●Gender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-3545362. Sat. Nov 3 ●●●Smalltown DJs at the Spirit Bar ●●●Hey Ocean w/ Alvarez Kings & Tofu Stravinsky at The Royal 8 p.m ●●Rachel Yoder will give an artist talk on Memento Mori at Kalein Hospice Centre, 402 West Richards Street 5 – 7 pm

●●Gala Dinner and Auction for Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce at the Prestige ●●Tea and Talent Come join the fun! 1-3p.m. admission $5 Music. door prizes, superb baking. Grans to Grans unique gifts. Presented by St.Saviour’s Anglican Church.Come and relax, meet old friends and new.Hart Hall, formerly Memorial hall enter on Carbonate at Ward St., Nelson ●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. Nov 4 ●●●Niko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. ●●●Karaoke. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill. 9p.m. ●●The Big Sing: Community Improvisational Circle Singing, at 501 Carbonate St. (Former Anglican Church Hall) 7- 9 pm $10. ●●Whitewater Ski Team Swap Hume School. Dropoff - 9:30 11am, Sale - 12:30 - 3pm.Pick up

Boo! Are ghosts real?

ber of websites that have videos, pictures and firsthand accounts that “prove” the existence of ghosts. But it is best not to believe everything you find on the internet at face value. Although unusual events or visions can be explained by the presence of ghosts, scientists believe there are other, more mundane explanations for these ghostly encounters such as limitations in our perceptions of the environment and other ordinary physical explanations. For example,

changes in air pressure and not angry ghosts are the reason doors may slam unexpectedly. Similarly, low sound waves (under 20 hertz) can cause humans to feel a “presence or unexplained feelings of anxiety or dread”. Even carbon monoxide poisoning can explain some ghost sightings as it causes auditory and visual hallucinations. Scientists have also found an explanation for why ghosts are often sighted by different people in the same location. Studies conduct-

Dr. Science is in real life, Dr. Christine Humphries, a molecular biologist

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● Ongoing Events

4:30pm ●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 ●Nelson United Church Service. 10 a.m. All are welcome. 602 Silica St. 250-352-2822. ●Cribbage at the Legion beverage room, 12:45p.m. 250-3527727. ●Ascension Lutheran Church Service 10:15a.m. Rosemont Elementary. All are welcome. 250352-2515. ●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.

ed in so-called haunted castles in England reveal that environmental cues, such as chilly air, low light and a magnetic field, trigger feelings that there is a “presence”. Amazingly, despite the lack of scientific evidence for ghosts, almost a third of Americans believe in them and one in six reports seeing, hearing or experiencing ghosts or spirits. On Halloween, of course, we can forget about science and enjoy ghostly sightings!

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Advanced Computer Training for eligible Sudoku ClassicTuition freeDifficulty Level -participants Easy Classic in advanced computer training on Selkirk College campuses in Nelson, Nakusp and Kaslo. Call 250-368-5236 or 250-364-5760 Funding provided through the Canada-British Columbia labour Market Agreement

DAY at Rosemont School All are welcome to come and get warm clothing and bedding Saturday, Nov 10, 9 a.m.-noon LARGE AMOUNT OF free poplar firewood in nelson. Phone: 250-3544594 if interested


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Misc. for Sale

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