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Friday, May 03, 2013 Vol. 3, No. 15

Students fight erosion

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Selkirk College student Kyle Ofstedahl is planting trees in order to mitigate erosion damage to our lake. by Nelson Becker were volunteering their Sunday, in for various lake species. The spits I was walking randomly down by an ongoing effort, to try to eliminate of land, because of wave action, are the airport. Mainly I wanted to say invasive plants from our airport as slowly being eroded. The Selkirk stuhello to the dogs. As I ambled, in the well as to combat erosion of the spits dents, through various means, hope to distance, I saw 20 or 30 people doing of land that were created in our lake. stop that deterioration. The students When the Prestige Hotel was built, are entering their second year in the something at the airport. As I got part of the agreement with the Ministry School of Environment and Geomatics closer, I realized that they were doing of Environment was for several spits and they are enrolled in the Integrated some kind of remedial work. They of land to be created to add habitat Environmental Planning Program. turned out to be Selkirk students who

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Boats

93 DODGE DYNASTY for sale. 16.5 FOOT MALIBU bowrider. only 167k. $1175. Phone 250-3544193 2010 FORD FOCUS Sedan SE. Sports Appearance Package. Manual. Low Mileage/warranty. $12,250. Tel: 250 354 3630 1994 NISSAN MAXIMA V6 154,000 KM excellent running, well maintained, recent brakes $3000 OBO 250-352-7269 ACURA 1.6 EL 2000 model sport 165841km, standard transmission, hitch, winter, summer tires on rims 778-962-0114

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Alpha one Mercruiser I/O. Like new shape. Low hours $6900 250-3540443

Events

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Sat May 4 @ 10 am, 8172 Busk Rd, Balfour. Drop by for a splash of Spring! HOUSE PLANTS - various spiders, rubber plants, etc. $2-4 each, good homes only. 250 354 4417

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Lost & Found

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Furniture

DRYER FOR SALE $50.00 250359-7284

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ing gloves near South Slocan trail head { I think} contact Anne 250 352 7625

FOUND WOMAN’S WATCH on rail trail upper Nelson. Contact Nelson Police.

Misc. for Sale

spring +head bed 125$ Also interested in a trade for Queen bed 250-777-2196

SIDE BY SIDE fridge freezer, works

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SENTINEL BOARDING KENNELS Open for the season.

Health & Fitness

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FAIRVIEW,BRIGHT SPACIOUS, MAIN level of duplex, 2 bedrm,utilities included,share laundry, close to bus, off street parking, lake view.$1100/mo 250-352-1781 Prefer non smoker & non drinker phone 250-352-1781 SMALL ONE BEDROOM cabin in Queens Bay. suitable for one person. $495 + hydro and cooking propane. Internet and TV Cable included. Available immediately. 250-229-5217

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Community rallys and saves Camp Koolaree

After nearly closing down, eighty-two year old Camp Koolaree will once again be ringing with the voices of children on the shores of Kootenay Lake. The decision was made on Monday, April 29 by the executive of the United Church of Canada’s Kootenay Presbytery, who oversees the Camp Koolaree Society’s activities on this church-owned property. The Camp Koolaree Society announced in March that rising food and fuel costs combined with decreasing donations had plunged the camp into crippling debt. The debt, which previously had thought to have been around $8000, was suddenly revealed to be closer to $30,000. The Society was told by the Kootenay Presbytery executive that they would not be permitted to run further camps until those debts had been paid. When the community heard about the camp’s plight, donations came pouring in. During the

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Koolaree Teen Co-Ed campers show off the masks they made in Arts & Crafts. They are among many campers who have enjoyed the camp during its eight-two year history on Kootenay Lake

month of April, the Society raised enough money through private, tax deductible donations to pay their debts. That, combined with an influx of new volunteers for the camp, prompted the Kootenay Presbytery executive to vote unanimously to allow camps to run this year.

The Society still needs to raise a further $10,000 to cover the camp season’s start-up costs. Since camper fees have been raised substantially this year, the Society’s Board also anticipates a larger number of families seeking financial assistance to send their kids to camp this summer, so

fund raising efforts are continuing at a heighten level. The camp’s new website www.campkoolaree.ca is still under construction, but information about the 2013 camp schedule and how to donate can be found there now. submitted by the Camp Koolaree Society

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High School students get a taste of college life

to come to Selkirk to experience what it’s like to be a college student and learn some hands-on skills in a program of their choice. Selkirk CollegeAthletics and Recreation Coordinator, Kim Verigin along with the Selkirk Saints Hockey Team gave the students a warm welcome with an afternoon of fun skill-testing competitions after a delicious barbeque lunch courtesy of the Professional Cook Training program on the lawns of the Castlegar campus. This year was the first time Student Life Activities photo submitted have been offered at the Selkirk College instructor Rob McCrae leads a candy making demonstration for visiting high school students event. Modeled after the Fun was the order of the Selkirk Day on Thursday, annual ”Get Connected” day for over 600 Kootenay- April 4th. Experience student orientation events, Boundary Grade 10-12 high Selkirk Day is an annual experienced by all Selkirk school students who attend- event at Selkirk College, College students, there ed the annual Experience where students are invited were a variety of skill-test-

ing races and games. Valuable connections were made and future students got one step closer to choosing their career path. Many took the opportunity to chat with Selkirk faculty and students about our programs and how they can open career doors. Graduating high school students in the Selkirk College region make the transition directly to BC postsecondary institutions at the 4th highest rate in the province. Almost 70% of these students, including 46% of the “high acheivers”, head to Selkirk College and when they arrive, they tend to study in the Arts and Science, Trades and Academic Upgrading programs. submitted by Selkirk College

Saturday, May 4, 1 p.m. Rotary Lakeside Labyrinth Nelson is fortunate to ebrate World Labyrinth Day. have its very own labyrinth At 1 p.m. in each time zone, in Rotary Lakeside Park, con- across the globe, people will structed in 2004. The Nelson be walking their chosen labyCommunity Labyrinth Group rinth, creating a rolling wave is hosting its annual “ Walk of energy around the world. at One as One” event at the Celebrate with your commuLakeside Labyrinth to cel- nity and extend a gesture of

labyrinth questions..... how does it work? how do you walk it? how long does it take? See you there! www.labyrinth.kics.bc.ca submitted by the Nelson Community Labyrinth Group

May the fourth be with you on World Labyrinth Day peaceful intention out over the world at 1 p.m.on Saturday, May 4. As part of the event, there will be displays on site with books, finger labyrinths, photographs, hand-out information, stickers, and several folks who can answer all your

Lecture: Arun Gandhi “Lessons Learned from my Grandfather: Non-Violence in a Violent World” Friday, May 17, 7 p.m., at the Brilliant Cultural Centre, 1876 Brilliant Road, Castlegar, BC Arun is the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and has spent his adult life carrying on his grandfather’s legacy of creating a culture of nonviolence. Gandhi’s major focus has been the eradication of poverty, which he

considers the major form of violence in today’s world. The lecture will also feature a special musical guest, Soniko. Tickets are Adult $16, Senior/ Student $13 available at Selkirk College Campus

Bookstore 250-365-1281 and Otter Books in Nelson 250-352-3434. For more information visit selkirk.ca/mir or call 250-365-1234. submitted by the Mir Centre

Arun Gandhi

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University Women raise thousands to help other women The Canadian Federation of University Women Nelson & District Club hosted a conference April 26 to 28, which had over 84 guests including 60 out of town guests. The event included a Silent Auction in order to raise money for the Charitable Trust Fund which gives awards and fellowships to women attaining higher education at Universities across Canada. The auction raised $4288.02. In addition to raising money, the conference raised awareness. Cynthia Fraser B.Sc. explained the risk of violence and abuse against women and children through the use of technology and how we can safeguard our trail of evidence from Keystroke loggers and stalkers when using social media such as Twitter and Facebook and G-Mail. She

promoted a new website called “Need Help Now” http://needhelpnow.ca/app/ en, which directs victims of “sexting” to appropriate help. Keynote speaker, Esta Porter expressed concern for this Culture of Desensitization with the fast paced world of video available to children ,while Dr.Marcia Braundy PhD., brought to light the Resistance faced by women in Trades. Another guest speaker was Joanne Schroader, Deputy Director of “Human Early Learning Partnership” ( HELP) which tracks the development of children at various ages in every school district in BC. who helped lead the group in a discussion of Child Poverty Initiatives. The Nelson & District Club also treated their visitors to tours of the local area,

photo by Jane Merks

Frances Welwood points out historic buildings of significance in the history of women in Nelson to a group of University Women conference goers.

including the Nelson Hydro trip to Ainsworth as well as Dam, The Nelson Brewery, a Hike up Pulpit Rock. Oso Negro Roastery, Women submitted by Bea Shumey, of Nelson, A Heritage tour Nelson & District Club and Cemetery tour and a CFUW

Cracks in basement walls

Home Front

by Bill Lynch, Paul Muntak & Steve Cannon

Vertical and diagonal cracks in concrete are quite common especially at windows. Often these cracks are annoying but structurally harmless. Cracks that run horizontally are less common and are often more serious when considering the possibility of a structural failure. However, it is still a good idea to

There are two cracks in our basement concrete walls. One crack runs vertically in the middle of the wall and one runs diagonally from the bottom edge of a window. The cracks are about 1/4 inch at the widest points and the vertical crack leaks water in the spring. Any suggestions? monitor vertical and horizontal cracks especially when they are 1/4 inch or more. You’ll want to know if these cracks increase in size over time. To do this, tape or glue to each side of the wall adjacent to the crack two small pieces of overlapping paper. Make sure only one end of each paper is fixed

to the wall. Put a continuous pencil mark across both paper tabs. Check the continuous pencil mark periodically to see if the pencil mark has separated. If it has, you know the crack is still increasing in size. You should consult a structural engineer if this is the case to determine the cause and possible remedies if

required. If the cracks are stable you can patch them with products available at any local building supply company. This usually stops the water from seeping through the wall. You may also have site drainage problems that can be corrected which will in turn decrease the volume of water against the wall.

Steve, Chris and Bill are Building Consultants with Lynch Building Inspection Services Ltd. of Nelson. http://www.lynchinspections.com


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Emergency 911 Non Emergency (250) 354-3919 Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477

Body of missing young man found in lake

On Wednesday May 1 at approximately 11:00 a.m. the Slocan Lake RCMP received a call from a representative of the Springer Creek Mill, in Slocan City, stating he had located a body in the Slocan Lake near the

mill. Upon RCMP attendance they determined the body was in approximately 10-12 feet of water and the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team were required to ensure the safety of the rescuers. The RCMP along with

the BC Coroner Service have confirmed the identity of the male as Daniel Crossley who was reported missing on April 23, 2013. The BC Coroner’s Department will be conducting an autopsy to deter-

mine the exact cause of his death. Foul play is not suspected. Police would like to thank everyone who provided information in this tragic event. submitted by the Slocan RCMP

Police News: bicycle and motorcycle accidents On Wednesday, April 24, at 3:45 p.m., a 12 yearold youth riding a bicycle was cut off by an unidentified motorist at the entrance to the Gyro Park parking lot. The young girl and her riding partner were on their way to Lakeside Park for a soccer practice. The female cyclist sustained a chipped tooth and minor abrasions to her face. Fortunately, she was wearing a helmet and was travelling at a low rate of speed. Police initially put out a call for witnesses. After hearing the news on April 29, the concerned driver imme-

diately attended the Nelson Police Department and provided pertinent information to the investigation. The matter was quickly resolved. There were no charges and the incident is now being handled by ICBC. The Nelson Police would like to remind the public that according to the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act, the driver or person in charge of the vehicle that is, directly or indirectly, involved in an accident must do all of the following: Remain at or immediately return to the scene of the accident;

Render all reasonable assistance; Produce in writing to any other driver involved in the accident and to anyone sustaining loss or injury:his or her name and address, the name and address of the registered owner of the vehicle, the licence number of the vehicle, and the particulars of the motor vehicle liability insurance card. In the above incident, the investigation revealed that the driver acted appropriately by remaining on scene and assisting the cyclist; however, the driver’s name and address was uninten-

tionally not provided due to unforeseen circumstances. On Wednesday April 24 at 12:05 p.m., Nelson Police, Nelson Fire/Rescue and EHS were called to a single vehicle accident on Hwy 6/Ymir Rd at the Hwy 3A exit. A motorcycle rider had lost control trying to change lanes to get on the exit ramp. The bike slid approx. 50 meters before coming to a stop. Fortunately the rider was wearing proper protective equipment and received only minor injuries. Speed is believed to be a factor. submitted by the Nelson Police Department

On Tuesday, April 30, at approximately 9:35 the Nelson Fire Department responded to a report of a fire observed on the roof of the house. When the crew opened the attic they were met with heavy fire conditions and proceeded to

attempt to extinguish the fire. Due to the confined access to the attic crews had to ladder the roof and remove roofing to ensure that the fire was completely out. The fire appears to have originated in the attic space and the fire damage

was contained to the attic and roof. There is a small amount of water damage due to the suppression efforts. In all, seventeen firefighters responded to the incident with one engine, one ladder truck, one tender truck, and one utility vehicles. No inju-

ries were reported as a result of this incident. Damage is estimated at $30000. Although the matter is still under investigation it does not appear suspicious at this time. submitted by the Nelson Fire Rescue

On Thursday, April 25, members of the Castlegar Crime Reduction Unit executed a search warrant issued under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a local hotel in Castlegar, B.C. One

adult male aged 48 years was arrested at the hotel without incident. A search of the male’s hotel room revealed approximately 2 ounces of cocaine along with other evidence of trafficking.

The male has been of Bail which includes sevcharged with Possession of a eral conditions including curControlled Substance for the few. The male will appear in Purpose of Trafficking and Castlegar Provincial Court in Possession of a Controlled June of this year. Substance. He was later submitted by the released on a Recognizance Castlegar RCMP

Fire Department says house fire started in the attic

RCMP Reports: cocaine arrest in Castlegar


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BusinessNews Businesses Giving Back Investors Group Asks Nelson Friday, May 03, 2013

NDCU supports Nelson CARES

to “Give It Up” for Hunger

Monday, May 6, 2-6 p.m. at the Nelson Safeway The public is invited to out of reach by fasting for join Investors Group as they a day and giving up breakraise awareness and resourc- fast, lunch and dinner es for The Nelson Food Give a Shout - Share Cupboard, The Salvation your experience by going Army and Our Daily Bread online to show your supas part of the Give It Up for port via Facebook, Twitter, Hunger campaign to mark a blog, Hunger Awareness Week, Give It Out - Donate May 6-10. Investors Group food, funds or your time to will have a tent set up where your local food bank. they will collect food to be Here in Nelson more distributed among the local than 1500 individuals three organizations. were assisted in March, What does ‘giving it up’ 2013 alone not including really mean? It’s as easy as those helped by Our Daily three simple steps: Bread. Between The Food photo submitted Give It Up – Close to Cupboard and The Salvation Rob Lahay, Nelson CARES Society, Tom Atkins, Nelson & District Credit Union, Ana Beresford, Shirley Winning, Nelson CARES Society 900,000 Canadians have had Army, 17,286 people were to rely on food banks this assisted in 2012 with many The Nelson and District care. Most of these adults past month. On Wednesday, more accessing Our Daily Credit Union donated $2, 459 are seniors with related May 8, Canadians are Bread to Nelson CARES for their mobility aid requirements. encouraged to understand submitted by Services for Community Nelson Credit Unions’ dona- what it’s like to have food Investors Group Living Program. The funds tion will assist in supporting were used to purchase a por- optimum health for the resitable weigh scale for the resi- dents while ensuring their Submit your Press Release at dential programs, which pro- dignity, privacy and safety vides housing and support to are secured. www.expressnews.ca/pressreleases.php eleven disabled adults who submitted by require twenty-four/seven Nelson CARES

Collaborative yoga studio supports non-profits

The Loft Yoga Collaberative. is donating a portion of all teaching proceeds to local non-profit organizations. On Wednesday, May 1, the Loft, stairs will open its new studio at 207- 601 Front Street. This evolving yoga collaborative is grounded in the principles of holistic

wellness and community. Together, through the practice of yoga, Jenna Arpita Shea, Anna Topf, Elissa Gumushel, Jordan Davignon, Christine Oakley, Brittanya Beddington etc, will be offer a variety of yoga styles. All classes are sliding scale ($12-$20 per class), based on the princi-

ple of paying from an honest and integral place of heart, asking that students pay from where they stand in the flow of abundance. Other offerings at The Loft will include Postural Alignment and Massage. Anna Topf, a professional Kinesiologist highly skilled in CHEK postural align-

ment will offer consultation for those seeking relief from chronic pain and injury 250551-1370. Massage will be offered by Jordan Davignon. Please call (250)551-3491 to book massage appointments. For a schedule see theyogaloft.org submitted by the Loft Yoga Collaberative


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Artist Peggy Frank brings message of hope for those living with HIV Monday, May 6, 12-2 p.m. at The Kutenai Art Therapy Institute, #201 - 601 Front Street ANKORS West is wel- ture made solely of HIV coming Peggy Frank, an medication bottles and is on HIV activist and artist from her way to Canada’s largest Victoria BC, to facilitate outdoor sculpture competia free workshop here in tion, The Kingsbrae in New Nelson at the Kutenai Art Brunswick. She has been Therapy Institute. This two an inspiration to many. hour event will showcase Peggy Frank and the unique and extraordi- upcoming graduates from nary work of Peggy Frank The Kutenai Art Therapy while engaging in an inter- Institute invite the public active discussion regarding to a free workshop, enjoy a journey through life living some food, and help create positive with HIV. Peggy a piece of art. Frank has created a sculpsubmitted by ANKORS Submit your Calendar Events at

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Medical technology: Positron Emission Tomography Morgan Dehnel D-Pace, Inc. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a medical diagnostic procedure whereby a positron-emitting radioisotope such as Fluorine-18 (~110 minute half-life) is tagged to a biologically-important molecule such as sugar (to form in this case, Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)) and then injected into patients to aid in the diagnostic location of cancer tumours (malignant tumours burn a substantial amount of sugar) and the

diagnostic observation of other internal processes. When the positron is emitted from the Fluorine-18 it will strike an electron and annihilate into two gamma rays that are ejected at almost 180° apart, and which are detected upon exiting the body by a PET scanner. The PET Scanner is able to deliver a 3D image that illustrates the location and size of the tumour, and it also provides metabolic information (i.e. uptake of sugar compounds by the tumour is a metabolic activity). Changes in the tumour and treatment progress can be tracked by undertaking subsequent PET scans.

The Fluorine-18 is created by bombarding a water target, in which the water molecule is comprised of two hydrogen atoms, and an Oxygen-18 atom, with protons in the energy range of approximately 7 MeV (Million electron Volts) to 19 MeV at beam currents of approximately 10 micro-amperes to 150 micro-amperes. The reaction undertaken is Oxygen-18(p,n)Fluorine-18. The protons are typically delivered by commercial cyclotrons. Approximately 705 commercial cyclotrons were in existence as of 2010 [1]. The distribution of these commercial cyclotron par-

ticle accelerators around the world was as follows: 218 in North America 20 in South America 164 in Europe 48 in the Middle East 5 in Africa 50 in Russia 67 in China 15 in India 107 in the Remainder of Asia (primarily Japan & Korea) 11 in Australia [1] R. Hamm, and M. Hamm, Industrial Accelerators and Their Applications, page 153, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., Singapore, 2012.


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Wildflower enthusiaist stop and smell the Camas Valerie Huff and Eva Johansson of the Kootenay Native Plant Society invited the public to a wildflower discovery trek on the Antenna Trail above Montrose on Sunday, April 28. Keen and inquisitive participants encountered Indian paintbrush, spring beauty, native lupine, larkspur, Oregon-grape - with fully opened panicles awaiting bumble bees and veritable tussocks of brilliant arrow-leaved balsamroot, amongst other flowers on this dry, exposed bank sweeping above the Columbia River and the Beaver and Columbia Valleys. Also identified were ballhead waterleaf,

Columbia gromwell, woodland starflower, long-flowered blue bells and many other of the less common flowering plants, shrubs, and grasses. Included in the Kootenay Native Plant Society is the Kootenay Camas Project. This initiative encourages the public to be “citizen scientists” and report sightings, blooming times and other aspects of the phenology of this now much scarcer native lily so important to the indigenous peoples for thousands of years. The group did see a few clusters of soon to bloom common camas on the hike. - Not to be confused with death camas, also sighted, and extremely poisonous. The Kootenay Native

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Happy hikers taking part in a Kootenay Native Plant Society wildflower walk

Plant Society welcomes the more at: kootenaynativepublic to participate in their plants.ca or by emailing discovery walks and help kootenaywild@gmail.com. promote the preservation of submitted by Kootenay natural habitats. Find out Native Plant Society

Asparagus causes odorous urine

dr. science Christine Humphries

Creston BC asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) are now in season and, you may have noticed an odorous effluvium from your toilet after eating them. This foetid urine odour, which has been described as “rotten cabbage” or “vegetable soup” (kind of turns me off soup…), is not a sign that you should stop eating asparagus; you may simply want to turn on the fan in the bathroom. The smell, usually detected in the urine within an hour

of eating asparagus, is harmless and disappears quickly. The smelly after-effects of eating asparagus are not universal however; there are “excretors” (about 79% of Americans according to one study) and “non-excretors” of the smell. Non-excretors are often unaware that asparagus can cause smelly urine since this is not a very common subject of conversation! The trait affects men and women equally and is inherited in an autosomal-dominant manner (i.e. someone inheriting only one “excretor” gene from one parent will have odorous urine). Since the smell is not

detected in raw or cooked asparagus, it is likely the result of a component unique to asparagus that is converted by the body during digestion into (an) odorous by-product(s). One candidate component is asparagusic acid. Purified asparagusic acid was given to two subjects orally and, they produced a typical “asparagus urine”. In non-excretors, the asparagusic acid may not be absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and in these individuals, the odorous byproducts would not be made and, therefore, would not be present in the urine. Another possibility debated in the scientific community is that

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

everyone makes these smelly by-products but that so-called non-excretors may be unable to detect the smell or, have urine in which the smell is less obvious. Despite the bathroom odours, asparagus is very nutritional and I hope you enjoy the Creston asparagus this spring! Where I got my information: 1. S.C. Mitchell (2001). Food Idiosyncrasies: Beetroot and Asparagus. Drug Metabolism and Disposition, 29, 539-543. 2. Google words: asparagus and odorous urine 3. www.aparagus.org


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Arts&Entertainment

Sculpture “QR� installed in Railtown

In 2013, Council established a new downtown revitalization reserve that allocates a portion of the parking meter revenues specifically to the downtown. Council is investing these funds in strategic improvements that will create additional vibrancy in the downtown. The Railtown Sculpture “QR� from local artist Carl Schlichting is the first of many enhancements you will see this year. “Public art plays an important role as it regenerates and enhances our public spaces, offers educational opportunities, promotes tourism and creates a sense of place.� says Stephanie Fischer, CDC Chair. submitted by the City of Nelson

theexpressNewsUpdat Award winning one act play comes to Nelson QR by Winlaw-based artist Carl Schlichting was made from a 12 foot length of discarded pipe

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Friday, June 14, 7:30 pm The Courtyard Theatre, LVR High School cal and emotional throes of puberty. Finding refuge in the basement of her school, Claudia discovers the pain at the centre of her brimming child’s heart. Some important adults in Claudia’s life; her grandfather, her father’s new girlfriend, and the school custodian, help shed light on her situation. “I, Claudia� was the winner of the 2001 photo submitted Dora Mavor Moore Award “Claudia� as portrayed by Lynn van for Best New Play. Deursen Portrayed by a single Claudia is an official pre- actor (Lynn van Deursen) the teen, still reeling from her four characters are brought parents’ divorce. Her father to life with the help of four is getting re-married, she has distinctive masks beautia science fair project coming fully hand crafted by Robin due, and she is in the physi- Wiltse. This charming one

act play blends the humorous and the painful aspects of life’s struggles with authentic language expertly written by Ms. Thomson and delightfully portrayed by Ms. van Deursen. She is very excited to be re-mounting the produc-

tion and thrilled to be able to share it with all her Kootenay neighbours. Tickets are $12 at the door. The play should be considered PG 13. submitted by Lynn van Deursen

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Arts&Entertainment Two local authors shortlisted for prestigeous prizes

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Selkirk College’s Creative Writing and English instructor, Adrian Barnes, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award for his science fiction novel ‘Nod’. Adrian has another novel coming out next spring, titled Neverhasbeen, which is set in Rossland and also includes a little sci-fi. Nelson author Deryn Collier has been shortlisted for the 2013 Arthur Ellis Awards in the category of Best First Novel for her 2012 mystery Confined Space. Collier will read from her book at the Nelson Public Library on Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 pm. submitted by Selkirk College and the Nelson Public Library

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Jewellery show to raise money for African grandmothers Saturday May 25, 11 a.m. -2 p.m. in the Hume Room at the Hume Hotel in Nelson Nelson Grans as well as some familiar ones creto Grans will be ated in the Kazuri factory in Nairobi, providing another Kenya. opportunity to enjoy A buffet lunch will be served and purchase this at noon accompanied by a fashion exquisite jewellery show of Kazuri jewellery with clothat their 2nd Kazuri ing from Sensations Dress Shoppe Jewellery Fundraiser and Cottons. Tickets are $20 each and Luncheon at the and are available in advance only, end of May. There will be an excit- from Cottons at 390 Baker St. and ing new collection of beautiful items Sensations Dress Shoppe, 534

Josephine St., Nelson. Jewellery sales support the Kazuri workers and their families. Profits go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign which supports the grandmothers of sub-Saharan Africa and the over 15 million children orphaned by AIDS living in their care. submitted by Nelson Grans to Grans

Museum celebrates phase two of the online photo archives Saturday, May 5, 1 p.m. Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History Lobby In 2011, Touchstones Nelson completed the first phase of an image digitization project that, for the first time, provided online access to hundreds of photos from Society’s archival collection. The photos are available for viewing through the Touchstones Nelson Flickr Photostream site: www. flickr.com/photos/touchstonesnelson/. Touchstones Nelson has now completed the second phase of this significant project with online access to an additional 1000 negatives, available to the public at: Photo from the Shawn Lamb Archive collection www.touchstonesnelson.ca/exhibitions/photos/.

Images include photos by JH Allen, JD Spurway, Ross Fleming, Nelson Daily News, and JSD Smith. The images depict the Kootenays, but more specifically the City of Nelson and District, its people, events, landscape, and buildings from the beginning of settlement to more recent times. All are invited for the launch party to view the digitized images and learn more about the Shawn Lamb Archives collection. Refreshments will be served. submitted by Touchstones Nelson


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Opinion&Editorial by Spencer Pollard

My Opinion

The Death of Network Television Network television is dying. Shows like American Idol and The Voice perform well but when it comes to many scripted shows, there is no comparison. Comparing many of the ratings to those of just a few years ago furthers this fact. Network television isn’t dead, yet. Shows that get abysmal ratings can have a decent chance of getting renewed based on time slots and steady ratings. A good model to follow when it comes to successful programming can be taken from

services such as Hulu or even Netflix. Both services offer hundreds of hours of entertainment for a low price. So what does it need to do to survive? Well, unless the lesser networks can come up with a way to bring in the viewers there isn’t much they can do. They could try to adopt a similar model to Netflix; offering older content as well as new content for a small fee but seeing as many networks are stuck in the ways of the old, I don’t see this happening. Network television is a dying breed that I for one will be sad to see go.

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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Opinion&Editorial Publisher’s note I have had money in my pocket, I have bought and sold things for money, I have received and given away money, By Nelson Becker but I still don’t understand what it is. We talk about the needs of the world and there being so many people that are in

Money is funny need of health care and food. We say things like 17 cents a day can feed a child. But we don’t feed the child money. We go ahead and purchase food for 17 cents to give to them. So for me the question is, do we have enough money to feed, house, and offer health care to the people of the world? The question is do we have enough people power and resources

Commentary: First Nations, Part One

We have seen a fair amount of coverage in the news lately on First Nations’ issues. In this first installment on the First Nations, think it might be helpful to put this into an historical context. The situation of Métis, Inuit, and First Nations peoples is one of the most complex and persistent challenges for the Federal Government. Aboriginal issues capture mainstream public interest in a cyclical way, when a crisis emerges. The IdleNoMore movement (INM) arose as a protest against changes to the Navigable Waters Protection Act, which were part of the Conservative’s 2012 budget implementation bill, but quickly became a nationwide peaceful protest movement that has galvanized Aboriginal and non-aboriginal Canadians to demand change. Popular pressure and a hunger strike prompted a high-level meeting with the Prime Minister and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) in January, after which the Prime Minister agreed to provide oversight of the file. AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo’s decision to attend the meeting on the Prime Minister’s terms was controversial among First Nations, and revealed a divide between First Nations leadership and a grassroots movement increasingly frustrated with the status quo. Half of Aboriginal peoples in Canada are under the age of 25, and the popula-

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Alex Atamanenko, MP BC Southern Interior tion is growing at 2.5 times the rate of the rest of the country. This makes Aboriginal peoples the youngest and fastest growing population segment in the country, which will increase the significance of this demographic over time. In 1969, the Trudeau Government published a white paper on “Indian policy” that recommended scrapping the Indian Act, abolishing the Indian Affairs Department’s special programs, and transferring Indian lands to Indian people and away from ownership by reserves. Aboriginal leaders denounced the white paper as a recipe for assimilation. Trudeau relented and in 1982, existing Aboriginal and treaty rights were recognized and affirmed in Section 35 of the Constitution. Despite several Government policy moves towards recognizing self-government, successive Liberal and Conservative Governments have failed to make progress on estab-

to take care of peoples needs. Why do we wait for financial remuneration before we’re willing to take care of another? The revolution in economics has to come from our individual perspective of how we see our responsibilities to others. We must find a way to take care of others without money being the blockage.

lishing a true “nation-to-nation” relationship. Following the 1990 Oka Crisis, the Federal Government created a Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP). In 1996, RCAP made over 400 recommendations including that the Indian Act be replaced by a third order of government for Indigenous peoples within Canada. This was welcomed by a majority of Indigenous peoples as well as the Federal NDP. Progress on implementing the recommendations has been very slow, and most is left undone. In 2005, just as they were heading to certain defeat after a decade in power, the Martin Government put forward the Kelowna Accord. In the Accord they pledged a $5.1-billion budget plan to address the low standard of living of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada so that it would be equal to that of all other Canadians. When the Harper Government came to power, it promised to meet the targets of the Accord, but has failed to do so. In 2008, the Federal Government issued an Official Apology to the Survivors of Residential Schools. In his speech, Prime Minister Stephen Harper acknowledged the important role NDP Leader Jack Layton had played in pushing for the apology to take place. (To be continued in First Nations Part II)

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Opinion&Editorial

If you were elected, what changes would you work for in our regional health care system? Sjeng Derkx, Green

Greg Garbula, Liberal

Michelle Mungall, NDP

More local decision making about health care services. Phase out the Health Authorities, which are expensive, inefficient and do not have local accountability or knowledge. Reinstate local hospital boards, with support from the Ministry of Health. More support for, and input from front line health care workers and patients. A two site hospital model for the West Kootenays, or a single new centrally located hospital, so the majority of patients can receive emergency treatment within the “golden hour�. Surgery and intensive care to either be available in both Nelson and Trail, or in the more centrally located hospital. The Nelson CT scanner to be available 24/7 on an emergency basis. Primary Care centers with family doctors as members of multidisciplinary teams. Use of technology like Skype for communication with rural patients. More focus on disease prevention through education and a wide variety of affordable fitness and physical recreation programs.

Our regional health care system is a large complex system that needs the involvement and support or our local constituency to provide plausible opportunities for improvement. Some of our candidates over the past have made outlandish promises or commitments, that during election time are easy to make but not possible to deliver, without having a true understanding of how the process works, and where the finances would come from. Having met with some of the board over the last few weeks it is apparent that there is a lot of opportunity for planning for the future. The IHA’s greatest desire is for our support in providing the planning from local and provincial governance so that when we are able to garner funding, we are shovel ready & financially costed in order to get ahead in the queue of other areas that are not prepare.

Access to healthcare services is critical to the social and economic well being of our region. When Adrian Dix ran for leader of the BCNDP, I invited him to the region to see the state of our healthcare services and to learn more from community groups and front line experts like Dr. Richard Fleet. From here he developed his Rural Acute Care Initiative for BC.In addition, the NDP has committed to improved primary care, home care, mental health services and long-term residential care. If re-elected, I will continue to work for this region so that living rural does not mean we lose access to the basics.

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Opinion&Editorial

If you were elected, what changes would you work toward in improving the Economy in the West Kootenay? Sjeng Derkx, Green

Greg Garbula, Liberal

Michelle Mungall, NDP

After faithfully voting for New Democrats and Liberals for the past 22 years, we are not doing well in Nelson-Creston. We are 84th out of 85 ridings when it comes to family incomes. We are at the bottom of the heap. That is unacceptable. We can do better than that. We ARE better than that. Both the other parties want to bet the entire future of the Province on fracking for gas, to sell to China. Fracking is a terrible idea. It’s bad for our water, it’s bad for our environment and it’s bad for our economy. How many jobs is fracking going to create here in the Kootenays? ZERO. We are surrounded by opportunities and we can flourish again. But prosperity isn’t created somewhere else, prosperity is local. As your MLA, I will work tirelessly to bring back prosperity to Nelson-Creston. Please visit www.sjeng.ca for more details.

In order to improve the local economies of the different areas of our region we need to work on positive solutions to obstacles impeding the production and job creation in the forestry, mining, agriculture and tourism sectors. These core industries are drivers to the our economy and with them being able to operate in a positive and cooperative environment the shops and services will benefit as well as the ability to provide jobs for our young and young families. When there are jobs for the young people to be able to raise their families here, the education and healthcare funding follows suit. Of course it is important to create a balance of sustainability with our environment and economic growth and it is through communication with all residents of our communities that will maintain that balance. Improved standard of living is created though an equitable balance.

The BC NDP has a plan to invest in people and strengthen the economy in areas very important to Nelson-Creston, like agriculture, forestry, small business and tourism. Here are some of the things we would do to bring change for the better in the region. -Establish a “Local Business First” government procurement policy, starting with BC hospitals buying locally grown food. - Reinstate the Buy BC marketing program for agriculture and expand it to include all BC-made products like soap form the Yahk Soap Company. -Invest in healthy forests and strong land based with an added $100 million – including doubling seedlings planted on crown land to 50 million trees a year -Expand the BC Training Tax Credit Program for small and medium-sized businesses that hire co-op students from BC’s colleges, universities and institutes. -Establish a wage subsidy program for non-profit enterprises that hire co-op students. bcndp.ca/plan. (truncated)

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Nelson & Area: Fri. May 3- Sun. 12

lll Live Music Fri. May 3 lllRequest DJ. Finley’s

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llArchives Launch, Touchstones Nelson Lobby 1 p.m. lllUniversity of Alberta lWalk In Peace Silent ‘circle

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er to knit, crochet lace, make rugs & more. Women’s Centre 10-1 p.m. lGender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362.

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info@kaslomydays. com. Next up is the Starbelly Jam down on the Eastshore in Crawfoard Bay Park on July 19, 20, and 21. This special festival has been running successfully for over 10 years and has everything great from entertainment to food to workshops and people. Their lineup is still being updated, but Starbelly has already confirmed Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Kimya Dawson, Bessie and Back Eddies, Shane Philip, Moontriocks, plus many more great acts! Be sure to check out their website for more information on artists and tickets at

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With Festival season around the corner the Kootenay festival-goers can expect another great lineup of activities and musicians. Starting with May Days in Kaslo, on May 18-20, the usual events of logger sports, show n’ shine, parade, softball, pancake breakfast and even a helicopter tour will be happening on the May long weekend. It’s a great weekend to go camping for the first time and really get that summer feeling! To get more information on the Kalso May Days you can check out their website at www.kaslomaydays.com

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www.starbellyjam.org or email inquiries to info@ starbellyjam.org. Back to Kaslo for the August long weekend for the 22nd Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music festival. Their unique floating stage and beautiful scenery keeps bringing music lovers back. As they have expanded over the years the Etc. now ranges from Artists like Mickey Hart Band, Delhi to Dublin, Sultans of String, back to the Jazz music of Dan Brubeck Quartet, Brandi Disterheft, and Paul Peress Trio in this year’s lineup. Check out the full schedule and tickets at www.kaslojazzfest.com or email them at info@kaslo-

jazzfest.com. Last but certainly not least is the world-renowned, award winning electronic festival of Shambhala. Happening on August 7-12, the 2013 lineup was just released and tickets are moving fast. A newly renovated stage, the Rock Pit has morphed into the Amphitheatre, and is bringing in such names as People Under the Stairs, Kastle, and Vibesquad. The other stages are ‘amped up as well with talents such as A-Trak, Griz, Killparis, Stanton Warriors, and lots of locals. Check out the full lineup at www.shambhalamusicfestival.com

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What’sHappening Tues. May 7 cont’d lRC Indoor Electric plane and

helicopter flying, beginners welcome, small gym rental fee. 4pm at Central School Gym. Contact jdnelsonrc@gmail.com

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ings. 2nd Wednesday Monthly. 7 p.m. Call 250-352-6788 or email Jleffelaar@alzheimerbc.org for more info. lNelson Tech Club: for electronic hobbyists and Arduino enthusiasts to meet and work on projects. every Wednesday 6pm -Annex, Selkirk `10th St Campus. New members welcome. small facility fee, first visit free.http:// www.nelson-tech- club.info/ email info@nelson- tech-club.info lLearn to make a QUILT with Susan Foot at the Women’s Centre 9-11.45 call 551-4951

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monthly luncheon at the Hume Hotel, noon, the first Wednesday of each month. For information call 250-7051. lNelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resource Centre. Wednesdays from 12 - 2pm 719 Vernon St. Phone 250-352-6008. www.nelsonelderabuseprevention. org

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Free drop-in clinic. 9:30a.m. Located at 333 Victoria St., 2nd Floor. 250-505-7248.

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at the Capitol Theatre 7 p.m. $11 lWomen of all ages get together to knit, crochet lace, make rugs & more. Women’s Centre 10-1 p.m. lGender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362.

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Friday, May 03, 2013

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For more crosswords by Barbara Olson and Dave Macleod, check out their books, O Canada Crosswords, vols. 8, 9 and 10, available at Otter Books and Coles.


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