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This photo from the Remembrance Day ceremony in Nelson 2011 serves as a reminder of the importance of living in a democracy and the need for peace. See page two for more information on this year’s Remembrance Day.

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We remember

ditionally hosts a parade November 11 falls beginning at 10:30 at the on a Sunday this year, Leigion building at Victoria which means there will be and Stanley streets and Remembrance Day obser- ending at the Cenotaph in vances, not only at the front of City Hall where a Cenotaph, but also at many Remembrance Ceremony is area churches whose servic- held. The Royal Canadian es fall during the 11 o’clock Legion is the largest of the many veterans Organizations hour. The Nelson Legion tra- in Canada with over 340,000 members nationwide. by Robin Murray

Nelson’s Remembrance Day parade 2011


SelfDesign High to host 3rd annual TEDx event on youth issues

Saturday, Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 402 Victoria Street, Nelson Legion Building TEDx event invites cities are highlighting voices What do we mean by West Kootenays communi- of inspiration in their own Thrive? We mean experity to consider: “What does communities through TEDx encing a healthy connection it take for youth to thrive” events. to self and world amidst at TED is about sharing What’s fantastic about times overwhelming obstaideas that are trying to shape these events is that we cles. By healthy we mean our world. It’s a global com- get to celebrate the inge- a sense that one can have a mons where people are find- nuity and insight that sur- positive impact, can make ing voices of innovation and rounds us here in the West a difference, care for relainspiration. Over the past Kootenays. SelfDesign tionships with self, others few years cities around the High will be hosting the and the world. It suggests world have begun hosting 3rd annual TEDx event for a sense of drive and enthuindependently organized the Nelson area on Saturday siasm for initiating and/ events, licensed by TED. November 17th. Our theme or engaging in actions in From New York to Tokyo, this year:what do youth the world, however big or from New Delhi to Helsinki, need to thrive? small, local or far reaching.

Robot showdown at the RoboGames Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. at Mary Hall, Selkirk College 10th St. Campus For the past 4 weeks, ing. Teams from Nelson, the Nelson Tech Club’s Rossland, Trail and New Brad Pommen has been Denver will be bringing providing training and in their robots for a this mentoring sessions to 24 regional competition. The youth - ranging from grades event is free and open to 6 - 11. The focus being in the public. programming, electronic submitted by the Nelson circuits and robot buildTech Club

The event this year will return to it’s original home at the Nelson Legion Building in the Common Room. As seating is limited to 100, organizers ask that you reserve your seats by sending an email to with Subject Line: “TEDx SDH Seat Reservation” Please indicate the number of seats you would like to reserve (up to 4). submitted by SelfDesign High

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Save the date: Saturday, Nov. 24 at Expressions Labour Film Festival The West Kootenay Labour Board presents a series of free films

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Come help design a school playground Tuesday, Nov. 20, 7pm Wildflower School, 811 Stanley Street Wildflower School, a public school operating out of the Central Education Centre, will be holding a design brainstorm/consultation. This is a first step in designing their new playground area. They have been awarded a $50,000 grant from the BC government for a playground upgrade, which will be supplemented by additional grants and fundraising. ‘Basically, we need a new playground because the existing structure is very old and is not able to be repaired adequately’ says

Naomi Ross, principal of Wildflower School. ‘The playground is heavily used by many local user groups both during the school week and on the weekends. Our vision is to create a community playground that will meet the needs of all our users.’ Grand ideas will be dreamt up for the school yard, by small teams consisting of parents, designers, and community members. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Wildflower School, 250-505-7020. submitted by Wildflower School

Wildflower School’s old play structure needs to be replaced.


Selkirk College Gala 2102 to celebrate international students Saturday Nov. 24, 6 p.m. at Mary Hall on the Tenth Street campus


Selkirk College students at Gala 2011

What constitutes a gala? The Merriam-Webster dictionary gives two definitions: a festive celebration, a public entertainment marking a special occasion, or a medium-sized apple

with crisp yellowish-white sweet flesh and a red skin or a golden skin with red striping. Selkirk College decided to go with the festive celebration to showcase students’ talent, some of which

is creating an amazing meal with apples, sometimes even a gala apple. This year’s theme, College Without Borders, will demonstrate how diverse Selkirk is, not only in the community but around the world. Selkirk International delivers programs and supports students coming to the Kootenay region from around the world to learn English as a second language or study at Selkirk College in one of our many programs. Selkirk’s international partners provide opportunities for Selkirk students to study or complete a work term or practicum internationally. The proceeds from this year’s silent auction will help fund scholarships and

bursaries aiming to support Selkirk College students who take part in an international experience as a part of their studies, promote academic excellence and intercultural leadership, and provide international students, who demonstrate financial need, the chance to study at Selkirk College. This year’s Gala will represent the cultural diversity of Selkirk students in art, music, and food. The silent and live auction will be as diverse as the exquisite 4 course meal. Tickets are $70 per person or $520 for a table of 8. To purchase tickets or for more information please call 250-365-1360 or email submitted by Selkirk College


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Phone scammers posing as computer techs target Nelson Recently the Nelson Police has received many calls regarding a phone scam. Scammers are calling residents in Nelson, posing as computer security pros from Microsoft, who claim that you are at risk for a computer security threat and offer to help you solve the problem. The caller will ask for specific information about your computer and will gain remote access to your computer under the guise of

combatting the threat. The scammers appear to be targeting people in Canada, the United States, Ireland and the UK. Nelson Police would like to warn residents about responding to this phone scam. The caller is not from Microsoft and with the specific information requested can compromise your computer security, steal identity, access bank accounts and use credit card numbers.

If you receive a call from someone stating they want to fix your computer, Nelson Police advise everyone to be wary of these calls relating to computer security issues, not to give any personal information over the phone, and not to follow instructions from a caller who calls out of the blue claiming you have security issues. submitted by the Nelson Police Deptartment

Nelson Police Reports: Halloween adventurers, breach of releases On Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 11:49 p.m. Nelson Police received notice of an alarm at the abandon Mount St Francis hospital. The Constables chased several young adults from the building and caught them nearby. They were all forthcoming in admitting their involvement and were only trying to have a Halloween adventure in the old building. The young adults will be diverted from the court system. An alternative punishment will be sought for their actions, as they have no history of this kind of behavior. On Thursday, Nov. 1 a resident

at a local apartment complex took in an intoxicated homeless male as he was cold and wet from the rain. Unfortunately her good deed became a nightmare when the male became rude and aggressive once inside her apartment. She managed to talk him out of her home and into the hallway. A short time later he threatened to kill her as she passed by him. Nelson Police members attended and took the 40 year old male into custody without incident. The male was remanded into custody for court in Nelson Monday, Nov. 5 to answer to charges of uttering threats and breach-

ing a no-alcohol release condition. On Thursday, Nov. 1 at 9:15 p.m. a Nelson Police Constable driving in the 100 block Anderson St narrowly avoided striking a make walking on the roadway. He turned around to investigate why this person was in the roadway. The male was found to be under in the influence of drugs and in breach of a court imposed curfew. He was taken into custody and held for court in Nelson to answer to the charge of breaching his probation. submitted by the Nelson Police Department

The flu shot again?!

dr. science Christine Humphries

This week’s guest columnist is Dr. Shawna Hiley (visiting from Toronto, ON). Thanks to TV shows like CSI we hear lots about DNA these days ... we know that it carries the information that is responsible for parents passing on certain traits to their children, and we know that it is amazingly insensitive to degradation (remember Jurassic Park where they

‘recreated’ dinosaurs from ancient DNA?). We do not hear so much about DNA’s less stable cousin, RNA. My typical response when asked for a definition of RNA is that it is ‘kinda like DNA, only different’. I guess I could expand: the ‘D’ in DNA stands for ‘deoxy’ (as in deoxyribonucleic acid); RNA is short one oxygen atom and is simply ‘ribonucleic acid’. This missing oxygen causes small structural but big chemical differences between the cousins. RNA is much more sensitve to mutation and degradation than DNA is,

and although it is capable of carrying genetic information, it isn’t a reliable way to maintain a genome over many generations. So nature has assigned RNA many alternative roles in the cell, many of which have to do with the building of proteins programmed by DNA sequence. But the capabilities of RNA do not stop there! Some plants and fungi have RNA molecules that are themselves able to catalyze chemical reactions. The existence of these ‘ribozymes’ has lead to speculation that RNA predated both DNA and proteins in

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

an ancient world because of its abilities to act a carrier of genetic information and to perform chemical reactions in the cell. Some viruses (including those that cause the flu and AIDS) are made entirely of RNA. The unstable nature of RNA as a genetic material is the reason that these viruses are constantly changing, and why vaccine development for these diseases is so tricky. So, the next time you are wondering why you have to get a flu shot AGAIN this year, just thank RNA.

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Kootenay Kids Society to hold 2nd Annual Casino Royale Friday Nov. 16, 7 p.m. at he Nelson Rod and Gun Club Feeling lucky? Like the games of chance while supporting a great cause? Then get a bunch of friends or coworkers together and purchase your invitations to this evening of fun, food, drink and music soon – there are a limited number and they will go quickly! Invitations are available by calling the KKS

office at 352-6678 or can be purchased at the following locations: Otter Books – 398 Baker Street; The Bridge/Mountain FM – 312 Hall Street; Family Place – 312 Silica Street. The invitations cost only $20 and ensure your spot at the tables as well as complimentary starter poker chips and tasty appetizers. There

will be ten tables and a number of different games – black jack, poker, roulette, etc. – to try your luck at, along with great prizes to be won. A cash bar will also be available throughout the evening. Kootenay Kids Society is a not-for-profit organization that delivers over 20 programs to assist and nur-

ture children and families in Nelson and the surrounding area. The Society’s mission is to help children, parents and care providers achieve their full potential through the provision of support, education and other child-centered programming. submitted by the Kootenay Kids Society

Senior Concerns: a free presentation

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Thursday, Nov. 15, 1-3 p.m. Selkirk College Rosemont campus This free presentation will provide seniors and their caregivers information on where they could go locally for help with their present problems, to find options for support and to improve seniors’ living conditions. There will be representatives present from Interior Health Home & Community Care, Mountain Lakes Seniors Community, Lakeview Village, Jubilee Manor, Seniors Coordinating Society, WeCare Home

Support, and Anderson Gardens to inform you of your options. The event is co-sponsored by Nelson Area Society for Health, Seniors Coordinating Society and Community First Health Co-op. It is your opportunity for a onestop session on all that is out there to support seniors and their caregivers in the Nelson and area and to address their concerns. submitted by Nelson and District Seniors Coordinating Society

African meal and artist market fundraiser


Harvest Rescue volunteers have been busy picking unwanted fruit and produce that might otherwise go to waste – or attract bears. The program, supported by an Osprey Foundation grant, is a win for homeowners, the Nelson Food Cupboard and the community. More info visit

Sunday, Nov. 18, doors open at 4:30 p.m. at the United Church, Silica at Josephine St.. The Nelson Grans to scale of $15-20 each for Grans are once more cook- adults and $10 each for chiling and serving an African dren under 12 years of age. Dinner at the Nelson United Only 120 tickets are availChurch. The event will able for this event. Tickets include a Silent Auction, can be purchased at Cottons entertainment by Local on Baker and Sensations Artists, and there will be a Dress Shop on Josephine. Market Place. submitted by Tickets are on a sliding Nelson Grans to Grans

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Jean-Rene Leduc Celebrates 20 years of teaching Aikido in Nelson After 5 years in Japan studying the martial art known as Aikido, Jean-Rene Leduc began opening training centres, known as dojos, in Nelson and throughout the Kootenays. Although the organization grew as his senior students began to open their own dojos in Slocan, Victoria and St. John’s Newfoundland, he chose to kick off the 20th

Anniversary celebration by bringing his teacher from Japan, the master Takeda Shihan to teach a seminar in the Kootenays. It was an international event with participants from England, the United States, Chile, across Canada and, of course, Japan. It may seem as a contradiction to describe any martial art as “peaceful’ but the

founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, renowned as one of the world’s greatest martial artists of all time, knew that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. As Jean-Rene explains, “Aikido emphasizes harmony and a peaceful resolution to conflict. Far more than a set of self-defence tech-

niques, Aikido is a noble discipline that unifies body, mind and spirit.” To complete the 20th year-end celebration the Nelson Dojo is offering a special 8-session “Discover Aikido” introductory course beginning November 20th. For further information visit or call (250)551-5626.

Grand Opening Party for Jilly bo Billy Store

Wait’s News is 75 years old party

Saturday, Nov. 10, 1-3 p.m. 422 Herridge Lane, (Under the Express, in the alley) For the past two years, Skolka decided to open to Janet Skolka has been run- the public in a funky and hip ning an online kids clothing location in Herridge Lane. store from her home just Saturday’s event is outside of Nelson. geared towards little ionistas with their entouDifficulty offers high-end kids clothes rage and will include at deep discounts. Skolka popcorn, a fashion show, outgrew her home and need- activities and prizes. ed a new space. So instead submitted by of just getting a warehouse, Jilly bo Billy

Saturday, Nov. 10, all day at Wait’s News, 499 Baker St.

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Local Writer Jeff Forst wins magazine prize The Malahat Review, “Canada’s premier literary magazine”, awarded Nelson theatre artist Jeff Forst a cash purse in the University of Victoria 50th Anniversary Prize contest. Announced at a UVic Alumni Gala on October 30th, Forst’s

Cop Shop Grow Op won third place in the dramatic monologue category from final judge Michael Lewis MacLennan: the industry screenwriter, playwright and producer who currently helms GlobalTV’s Bomb Girls.

About Forst’s entry, MacLennan wrote, “Here’s a virtuosic piece of writing built on a high-stakes dramatic scenario to keep this hefty monologue aloft. Through humour and propulsive writing, the writer succeeds in touching on

the character’s darker corners without sinking the piece in a maudlin languor. Within all this, it offers a trenchant if subtle examination of a longstanding conflict — the stuff of good drama.” submitted

before I hit the big time” he laughs. “On one level, Yellow Dog is a thriller, the story of two boys on a collision course in a small logging town. On a deeper level it explores what happens when unthinkable trauma meets unconditional love.” As a social worker and educator, he has worked with troubled youth throughout his life. Nykanen is the author of seven novels that have been widely praised in national magazines and newspapers, both in North America and

abroad. As an investigative reporter, he won an Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America and four national Emmys. “Bill does an extraordinary job writing from the points of view of numerous characters, including a wholly convincing portrait of a killer and the moving emotions of young men and women coming of age,” Nykanen said. “Yellow Dog Coming is a searing tale that is brilliantly told – and impossible to forget.” submitted

Yellow Dog Coming book launch will prove thrilling Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. at Booksmyth, 338 Baker St. in Nelson thriller will be hosting the launch of a new addition to the genre by first time novelist and long-time resident, Bill Moore. Besides hosting the evening, Nykanen will read excerpts and moderate a discussion. The author will be on hand to sign copies of his book. Moore has lived in the Kootenays since 1980 and is visually impaired. Now 66, SUBMITTED he has written all his life, Author Bill Moore Mark Nykanen, an but Yellow Dog Coming is internationally recognized the first to be published. master of the psychological “I thought I might as well wait till I was almost blind

Alanda Greene chosen iBooks Editor’s Choice The debut novel by Kootenay Bay author Alanda Greene was one of five new titles chosen last week as the online iTunes iBooks Editor’sChoice. Greeene’s novel, Napi’s Dance, is scheduled to be launched atNelson’s Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance), on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.“Using lyrical details that evoke the sacred mysticism of the Canadian wilderness, Alanda Greene crafts an ambitious story of cultural conflict,” the

iTunes citation for the week of Oct. 22 to 28 stated. Greene’s novel, published by Toronto’s Second Story Press, portrays how women in a Blackfoot band in the mid-1800s deal with the practical and spiritual devastation that white settlement brings to southern Alberta’s plains. The experiences of the young daughter of settlers ageneration later provide added perspective to the tale. submitted by the Oxygen Arts Centre

New ‘tween’ programming at the library starts Thursday Nov. 15, 3:30 at the Nelson Public Library The Nelson Public Library is looking for super sleuths between the ages of 9 and 12 to join us at their first Spy Training Academy. Future agents will navigate through a laser obstacle course made with crepe paper, get some Catapault Basic Training and ease through minefield of balloons. Sunglasses, fake moustaches and briefcases

optional. Spy food will be served. Preregister at 250-352-6333 or This is the first of a series of free “tween” programs that will take place on the second Thursday of each month at 3:30 at the Library. For more information contact Nancy @250-352-8283. submitted by The Nelson Public Library

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Arts&Entertainment JC Superstar hits the stage November 8-11 2012 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson by Robin Murray

After months of hard work in rehearsals, planning and set building, the Nelson Community Opera’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar hit the stage on Thursday night. There are evening performances scheduled from Thursday to Sunday and matinees on Saturday and Sunday for a total of six performances. To keep up with this rigorous schedule, there are two separate casts playing the lead roles, so

performers will vary from show to show. Almost 90 community members are directly involved with this production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera. Tickets $30/ $20 for students and seniors at the Capitol Theatre box office (250) 352-6363 or online at Several of the evening performance have only very limited seating left available.


Director Kevin Armstrong (back-centre) oversees JC Superstar rehearsal

AFKO screens two French language movies with English subtitles Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. upstairs from the AFKO offices at the old TNT Playhouse on Ward & Carbonate Streets Shown in French with English subtitles, the West Kootenay Fracophone Association (AFKO) presents two movies. Friday night will be L’Autre Dumas starring Gérard Depardieu and Benoît Poelvoorde. Alexandre Dumas is a widely admired writer. During 13 years he and his collaborator Auguste Maquet wrote together many successeful novels (D’Artagnan, Queen

Margot, The Count of Monte Cristo). When Maquet meets the young and pretty Charlotte, he wants to make an impression and lies to her presenting himself as Dumas. Saturday night is Intouchables, the second-highest grossing French film of all-time, starring François Cluzet, Omar Sy and Anne Le Ny. It is the story of a rich, stuffy quadriplegic,

Philippe, who is taught how to live again by his uncomplicated, streetsmart black chauffeur. The movie is described as an irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility. Tickets are $5 for AFKO members and $8 for non-members. submitted by the West Kootenay Francophone Association

Clown workshops in Nelson

Plate art on display


Local artist, Kalika Bowlby holds up a striped platter from her current show. An array of functional pottery as well as paintings that explore pattern and colour will be on display at John Ward Coffe on the corner of Baker and Ward streets throughout the month of November

Saturday, Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mary Hall Gym at Selkirk College 10th Street Campus Benoit Ranger, certi- participate at these workfied clown, who is uni- shops. People from 3 to 90 versally known under years old are welcome. his stage name; BEN LA The costs for this event BAROUETTE, has more will be: $30 per famthan 30 years’ experi- ily and $15 per person. ence in the circus industry Price for West Kootenay including 3 years with Le Francophone Association Cirque du Soleil. He will (AFKO) members: per be teaching equilibrium, family $25 and $10 per juggling, aerial techniques, person. stilt walking, roba bola and submitted by the acrobatic skills. You don’t West Kootenay have to speak French to Francophone Association

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Former radio host Yuki brings Japanese music to Expressions Selkirk College alumna Yukiko Tsutsui from Japan is coming back to Nelson and having a party style event at Expressions. Yukiko lived in Nelson from 2005 to 2009, and graduated the Contemporary Music and Technology program at Selkirk College in 2008. Currently, she is based in her hometown Akita, in the Tohoku region of Japan. While Yukiko was developing her music skill in the college, she started her national award-winning radio show, Japanese Musiquest, on Kootenay Coop Radio. The show was syndicated on four community radio stations in BC, Yukon and Ontario. From September 2007 to February 2012, Japanese Musiquest exposed its listeners to Japanese music and culture. In June 2010, the show won first prize in the Music Program category at the annual radio awards given by

the National Campus and Community Nelson, where she was educated as a Radio Association (NCRA). musician. In June 2010, she coordinated the The event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets $5, Japanese Folk Singers Umewaka-kai availble at Expressions, 554 Ward St. Western Canada tour. They toured several cities in BC and Alberta, including a show at the United Church in Nelson as well as shows in Kaslo and New Denver. The tour brought the community authentic traditional music from Akita Japan, and was well received. For this party style event, Yukiko is performing her original Japanese tunes and some traditional Japanese folk songs with the western twist. She is also giving a slide show and talking about what happened around her from 2010 to 2012 in Japan. This event is also celebrating her acquiring permanent residence status in Canada, and her November 21 birthday. She will share authentic Japanese culNELSON BECKER ture with her “hometown” in Canada, Yukiko Tsutsui performs live

Dance-a-thon for the Kukua Pamoja Project Sunday, Nov. 18, 9:30am - 7pm Self Design High,Corner of Stanley and Victoria Street, upstairs in the Legion building Kukua Pamoja (KP) is a KootenayParticipants may also choose to just Kenya initiative, offering free recreation- drop in for a class and pay a sliding scale al and preventative health programming $10-15 at the door. Donations over $20 to youth and adults in 2 slum zones can get a tax receipt from Ankors, the outside of Nairobi, Kenya. This Dance-a- umbrella organization. thon is raising funds for our youth centre The schedule will be: 9:30 which offers dance, yoga, acrobatics and Registration, 10am Belly Fit with Heather and music classes to two schools in the Holdener, 11am Global Rhythms with ghetto, and one day a week at a youth Erin Thomson, Noon a vegetarian globcentre. ally inspired concession & slideshow There will be seven classes to choose about KP Project’s work in Niarobi, from, from fitness fusion dance to Kenya. At 1pm will be Salsa (Partners HipHop, Salsa, Bollywood, African and Not Necessary), 2pm Hiphop with more! Classes are open to all levels. Danille Gibson, 3pm Urban Dance with Participants are asked to collect Nicole Bruce, 4pm Bollywood with pledges from friends, teachers, bosses, Slava Doval, with the final class 5pm co-workers, etc. and then take as many West African with Beth Cambell. classes as they want on the day of the Classes are 45-50 min with event. No pledge is too small or too big, quick break between. For more info just a minimum $30 total is needed to call or email Slava Doval at 250register for the day. There are prizes for 352-0047 A photo from Kukua Pamoja acrobatics outreach the highest pledge amount. Pledge sheets or Jaime Makena 250-352-2288 in Maili Saba Slum, found east of Nairobi, Kenya. All funding for this project has been raised in the may be picked up at Ankors or call/email contact below to get them. submitted by ANKORS Kootenays.

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InMemory Henry Griko

It is with great sadness in our hearts to announce the passing of Henry Griko Henry was born in Grande Prairie Alberta, February 25, 1933 to Margaret and William Griko. Henry worked in construction throughout Alberta and B.C. In 1956 he married Agnes Crossley of Nelson and celebrated 56 years of marriage. He is survived by his brothers Mike, Nick and John of Grand Prairie and Bill of Valleyview and a sister Julia of Calgary. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Margaret. He is also survived by his wife Agnes, daughters Elouise Cosens (Andy), Wendy BellIrving (Malcolm), Sons Danny Griko, and

Arny Griko (Jennifer Vecchio), grandchildren Andrew, Dan, Melissa, Nick, Fraser, Madeleine, Samantha (Jason), Victoria, Lisa, Sara, Kelsey, Alicia, and Lauren and great granddaughter Adelle Anderson (rascal). He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle and he will be greatly missed. A celebration of his life will take place in July. Special thanks to the Nelson Ambulance Services. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Shriners Hospital, 3550 Wayburne Drive, Burnaby, BC V5G 3K9. Online condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

Stan Mozel

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Stan Mozel on Monday, November 5th, 2012 at Kootenay Lake Hospital, Nelson, BC. He is survived by his three children Mark (Tracey) Mozel, Dan (Michelle) Mozel, and Dorothy Mozel (Svet), five grandchildren Zach, Gabby, Cali, Johnathan and Katherine. He was predeceased by his loving wife Sophia in 1990. A Vigil Prayers will be held at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, 813 Ward Street, Nelson, BC on

Sunday, November 11th, 2012 at 7:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, November 12th, 2012 at 10:30 am at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate. Interment will follow at Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, 813 Ward Street, Nelson, BC V1L 1T4 Online condolences may be expressed at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.


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Opinion&Editorial Friday, Nov. 9, 2012

Community Forests - Part 2

Commentary by Alex Atamanenko, NDP for BC Southern Interior Community for- accounts of benefits derived from their monitoring the patterns and impacts ests are commonly operations are growing steadily. For of local change and they were introreferred to as a “small example, Kaslo contributed funds to duced to some practical tools to analyze tenure”, but their hopes build the new clubhouse at the Kaslo their vulnerabilities and risk. The new and aspirations are anything but small. Golf Club, a timber framed structure insights and tools will assist community Community forests were created to sup- that also employed a local company for forest managers to adapt their decision port local livelihoods and to promote design and construction. Harrop-Procter making to future conditions. innovation and economic diversifica- is the first community forest with Forest Community forests are seeking to tion. They also encourage communica- Stewardship Council Certification. With diversify their operations and to capture tion and the development of relation- their low annual allowable harvest and a more value for the wood harvested. ships within communities and with First focus on protection of watershed values, is a new BCCFA Nations. They provide opportunities for they have established a small mill to initiative which helps to attract a wide local training and skills development. turn their round trees into dimensional group of log buyers and value added Forest companies will change own- lumber products. manufacturers to the community forest ers or come and go. However, commuWhile community forestry holds product and to partnership opportuninity forests and the communities that great potential for BC communities, ties. manage them are here to stay. With area the economic and ecological changes Value added manufacturing can based, long-term tenures, incentives are facing the forest sector as a whole provide as much as ten times the jobs created for long term investment in the present significant challenges. The for each cubic metre of wood as can a land. It is in the interest of these com- British Columbia Community Forest primary breakdown facility. The higher munities to manage their local forests Association (BCCFA) is working to value product can also provide for an for a range of values, including local help its members manage for future alternative log market for community jobs, wildfire mitigation and community success. forests and other small tenures. Value interface planning, recreation infrastrucAt the recent BCCFA conference added is a good deal for communities ture and small scale, local bioenergy. in Kaslo, delegates heard about the lat- because it can contribute to new jobs, There are five community forests est research on how to approach long youth retention, economic diversificain the BC Southern-Interior riding – term forest management in the context tion and community stability. Kaslo, Harrop –Procter, West Boundary, of climate change. They learned about For more information on commuKeremeos, and Princeton – and the the importance of understanding and nity forests, visit

My Opinion

by Spencer Pollard

Bring on better bus service!

I commute by Transit and it’s current schedule is often inconvenient. I understand why, between budget restrictions and a lack of use; the public transportation in Nelson is a mixed blessing. On one end it’s very reliable when it comes to arriving on time and getting to it’s destination as well as the majority of the drivers are very pleasant to be around. The issue I have have is a lack of service at certain times and certain days. Now I appreciate very much what

both the drivers and the people who maintain our transit service offer us but there is always changes I would like. For starters, I live out in the Balfour/ Harrop area and having more transit service especially on weekends would be great as it would limit the amount of couch surfing that I would need to do. Also more buses mid-day would be great as traversing around town in the middle of the day can be a struggle. In short, the transit services in Nelson are great at what they do; but there is always room for improvement.

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

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Nelson & Area: Fri. Nov. 9 - Sun. Nov 18 ●●● Live Music Fri. Nov 9

●●●Jesus Christ Superstar at the Capitol Theatre 8 p.m. ●●●Freak Motif w/ Vortex Live at the Royal 8 p.m. Tickets $10 at the door ●●●All Request DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill

●●Movie: L’Autre Dumas French w/ English Subtitles at AFKO 2nd Floor (old TNT Playhouse) at Carbonate & Ward. 7 p.m. Tickets $5 members $8 nonmembers. ●●Author Alanda Greene novel launch 7:30 p.m. Oxygen Arts Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance) ●Gender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362. Sat. Nov 10

●●●Jesus Christ Superstar at the Capitol Theatre 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

●●●Heather Ives with Allison Kane, Tereza Tomek & Joline Baylis - Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions(Fb), 12-3 p.m. ●●●ULLR Fest at The Royal 9 p.m.

●●AFKO Clown Workshops in French and English at Mary Hall Gym 820 10th St. 10:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Family $30, Individual $15, members $5 less. ●●RoboGames Youth robot competition at Mary Hall 820 10th St. 11 a.m. Free. Open to the public. ●●Movie: Intouchables, French w/ English Subtitles at AFKO 2nd Floor (old TNT Playhouse) at Carbonate & Ward. 7 p.m. Tickets $5 members $8 non-members.

●●Ascension Lutheran FREE DAY at Rosemont School All are welcome to come and get warm

●● Special Events ● Ongoing Events clothing and bedding 9am-noon Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions ●●Author Gary Wright book launch 3 p.m. at The Vallican Whole Community Centre, 3762 Little Slocan River Rd. ●●Nelson United Church Annual Christmas Bazaar at Silica & Josephine 10 a.m. $5 admission includes sandwiches and goodies.

●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 11

●●●Jesus Christ Superstar at the Capitol Theatre 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

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

●●●Russell Jackson Band at The Royal 6 p.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. ●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. 250-352-7727.

●Ascension Lutheran Church Service 10:15a.m. Rosemont Elementary. All are welcome. 250352-2515.

Saturday, Nov. 10, Noon - 3 p.m. 523 Front St. Opening is Heather Ives with Allison Kane. Heather will perform classical and some improv using the piano and vocals. Allison will join in on guitar and vocals adding to some kirtan soundscapes. Next up, two soulful touring singer/songwriters from Vancouver, Jolene Baylis and Tereza Tomek who will accompany each other on guitars and harmonies from 1-3. SUBMITTED submitted by Ellison’s Cafe Tereza Tomek

●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. Nov 12 ●●●Sarah & Rich at the Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m. ●●●Jim Byrnes w/ Lindsay Mitchell at The Royal 6 p.m. ●Qi gong classes, drop in $3 Seniors Center 10.30 a.m. ●Pool Table Nights, Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill ●Heritage Harmony Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming anyone! Tim 250-825-9694 or John 250-3526892 Tues. Nov 13 ●●●Cliff Maddix and friends 6p.m. The Library Lounge Wed. Nov 14 ●●●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 ●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.

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●●● Live Music

●● Special Events


Delhi 2 Dublin will be playing a show in Nelson on November 15th and 16th at The Spiritbar. The group has a uniquely Canadian sound - one that can only be achieved by a blending of culture and genres, from Celtic to Bhangra, and electronic to rock .Check out the teaser

Thurs. Nov 15Kiyo Elkuf ●●●Rob Johnson & Guests at the Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. ●●●Delhi 2 Dublin at The Spiritbar ●●●Pack AD w/ Rhoneil at The Royal 8 p.m. ●●InspireLife cancer program, 2-day session for cancer patients and caregivers. Register 1-888734-7125. Limited space available. ●Qi gong classes, drop in $3 Nelson United Church at 10 a.m. ●Toastmasters: Improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. www. toastmasters.or. ●Nelson Women’s Centre. Dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916. ●Acupuncture for Addictions. Free drop-in clinic. 9:30a.m. Located at 333 Victoria St., 2nd Floor. 250-505-7248. Fri. Nov 16 ●●●Delhi 2 Dublin at The Spiritbar ●●●Great Bloomers & Wool on Wolves w/ Jenny & The Jets at The Royal 8 p.m. ●Gender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362.

Sat. Nov 17 ●●●Wax Romeo Album release Tour w/ DJ Soup at The Royal 9 p.m. ●●Beginners Cross Stitch. Free Workshop from Community Threads and Women’s Centre. Call 250-5514951 to register ●●SelfDesign High 3rd annual TEDx “What does it take for youth to thrive?” 10:30am to 3:30pm SelfDesign High, upstairs 402 Victoria Street. ●●The Nelson and District Chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women at the New Grand Hotel on Vernon Street 9:30 a.m. coffee, 10 a.m. meeting, 11 am. talk on home design by Kate Bridger.

●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 18 ●●●Niko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. ●●●Karaoke. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill. 9p.m. ●●●Madison Violet w/ guestsl at The Royal 6 p.m. ●●African Dinner and Silent Auction by Grans to Grans at the Nelson United Church. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

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● Ongoing Events

●●Dance-a-thon Fundraiser for Kukua Pamoja at SelfDesign High, upstairs 402 Victoria Street. 9:30 Registration 7 dance classes attend one or all. ●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

●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.







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Lost & Found


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condition. V low kms. Winter tires. Sports appearance package. Manual. $13,250. 250-8253427/551-1844 2010 HYUDAI ACCENT, 39,000 Klms. 5speed, new goodyear tires, undercoated, mud flaps, $8200. OBO 250-354-7010 1999 HONDA ACCORD 2 Dr. Coupe $1,000 runs well! 245000, electric windows, doors, sunroof, automatic. 250-551-2825

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Misc. for Sale

JOBMATE TABLE SAW - 8 1/4” $45; with stand $80. 250 489 4201

Misc. Wanted I AM LOOKING to buy a hot tub. If you don’t use yours anymore, please call me. 250-551-0179 LOOKING FOR MOTHER Mother ticket PLEASE! Call 250-352-6123

WANTED, CLEAN 4 litre glass jars with lids. 354-1340


walk to downtown No/Pets Dec.1 until Apr.1 $900.00 plus utilities 3526926 3 BDRM, 2 bth @ Longbeach. w/Waterfront. NS. Pets considered. Available now. Prefer long-term. 250-354-8225

sive, furnished Nov 10th /May 1st $650/month Call Jo Yurt 250-3994416

SPACIOUS, CLEAN 3BDRM/ 2BATH Nelson home, energy-effi-

(plus loft) cottage available Dec. 1st, Blewett -$800 per/mth. PETS WELCOME ThxU!

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