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Friday, June 7, 2013 Vol. 3, No. 20

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Sports Council Members and KAN/TASk team up to save the bowling alley. L-R: Mari Plamondon, Sports Council Director, Vince De Vito, KAN/TASK Treasurer, Kim Palfenier, Sports Council Executive Director and Rick Nixon, Sports Council Vice Chair By Rory Case NRSC is a non-profit organization ramp; therefore, they donated the Savoy Lanes was at the brink of that is run mostly by grants. They funds to the Nelson Sports Council, extinction, with the business up for were looking into the buying the who purchased the business and will sale and no potential buyers; its exis- bowling alley but had insufficient run it from now on. The alley will be closed over the tence was looking grim. If the bowl- funds; that’s where the KAN/TASK stepped in. They had some money set summer as the NRSC will be re-vamping alley wasn’t sold by the end of aside for our community, which they ing and revitalizing the space. Members May, it was going to be ripped up and originally planned to put towards a of the bowling leagues and the sport long forgotten. ramp into the Savoy Lanes building. council will be volunteering their time Fortunately that will not be The Special Olympics group makes to help with the face-lift. If anyone has the case. The Kootenay Advocacy good use of the space and use it regusupplies, such as paint, or helping hands Network/Task (KAN/TASK) has teamed up with the Nelson Regional larly, so better access would be very to lend to the project you can contact Sports Council to take over the beneficial. But, without the bowling the Kim Palfenier, Executive Director business and re-open the alley. The alley, there would be no need for a of the NRSC at nrsc@telus.net


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SINGERS AND MUSICIANS wanted to perform a Requiem on a Glacier - for Jumbo!Musicians led by Ajtony Csaba - Victoria symphony orchestra conductor. Choir rehearsals begin June 4, 6:30-8:30pm United Church. INFO: requiemforaglacier@gmail.com or facebook event: Requiem for a Glacier... THE VIENNA CAFE is now offering gluten free spatzle! open 9-3 mon-fri 10-2:30 sundays! 250.354.4646 BOTTLE DRIVE AT Nelson Leafs bottle depot for man who lost everything in a house fire. June 14 & 15

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LVR Cavalcade a proud parade

Saturday, June 8, 4 p.m. on Baker Street, Nelson by Rory Case ates at LVR dress up in forThis Saturday, June 8 mal attire and parade down at 4 p.m. the annual caval- Baker Street in vehicles. cade of 2013 LVR graduates They glide proudly down will commence. It has been the street smiling at the coma Nelson graduating tradi- munity members who have tion for many years. A cav- come to see their future proalcade (used to be) gener- viders. Some of them may be ally defined as procession on departing town, some may horseback, often for entering be staying, but either way or departing a town. Here, they are leaving one stage we have our own version of their life and entering the of a cavalcade, a modern next. It is an ideal definition version perhaps. The gradu- of a cavalcade.

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Province brings cutting-edge equipment to Selkirk Thanks to provincial funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology, Selkirk College purchased new state-of-the-art equipment for trades programs that will provide students with real-world, hands-on experience. Over $780,000 was received from the Province, and the amount was put towards purchasing and installing over 20

pieces of new equipment, from a hydraulic testing board for automotive to a Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) upgrade for the Sand Plant. Faculty and students identified the need for the upgrades, and through a formal funding request with industry support, Selkirk provided an itemized list to the provincial government outlining what was required. submitted by Selkirk College

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Local Manufacturing and Technology Sector Sees Growth on the Horizon

The manufacturing and technology sector within the Basin is set to thrive, as long as a few challenges can be overcome and opportunities taken. So says a report compiled by the Manufacturing and Technology Sector Initiative (MATS), the building community since 1988 Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST), the Kootenay Rockies Innovation Council (KRIC) and the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (CBRDI), which spent over a year speaking directly with local business owners and managers within the sector.

“Through this process, it was revealed that the sector has a firmly established, solid base of operation in the region, plus has tremendous opportunity for further growth and expansion,� said Andrew Zwicker of KAST. “We now have an in- depth picture of the sector’s impacts on local economies, and of its challenges, successes and potential for growth. We also have developed a set of recommendations on how to facilitate and accelerate that growth.� Of the 179 businesses that participated, half are planning on hiring additional staff over the next three years, 73 per

cent report increasing sales and 33 per cent have operated for more than 20 years. Challenges that came to the forefront include a lack of access to broadband Internet, the presence of an anti-growth mindset, the lack of suitable buildings and land and the lack of a suitable workforce. KAST and KRIC will be hosting webinars to walk

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Two fishing days offered for the disabled and for families Fishing Forever event: Saturday, June 15, 9 am-4 pm Cottonwood Lake Family Fishing event: Sunday, June 16, 9 am-4 pm Cottonwood Lake Saturday, June 15 handicapped persons and their caregivers are invited to attend Fishing Forever at Cottonwood Lake where the Nelson District Rod & Gun Club and Conservation Society will provide lunch and a beverage, T-shirt and cap, and a turn fishing in a boat. Some will prefer to sit around the campfire on a beautiful sunny day! Sunday, June 16 the Club will

host Family Fishing; this event is for the kids and their parents. Lunch and a beverage, fishing, prizes, a cuddly animal toy, a fun time for all! “This is a super annual event now in its 10th year. Wonderful comments are heard: a six-year old boy exclaiming “this has been the best day of my life”; residents of Jubilee Manor calling it the highlight of their year; similar sentiment from

Mountain Lake Village folks. It’s my favourite event,” says Nelson District Rod & Gun Club President, Richard Green. All fishing gear and life jackets are provided at no charge and no fishing licence is required on this weekend. For more information, contact phone Richard at 250-352-5609 submitted by the Nelson District Rod & Gun Club

Young Nelson amputee helps mark War Amps 95th anniversary

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Fraser Packham, 8, of Nelson, is back from The War Amps 2013 BC Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar in Vancouver. The seminar brought together child amputees from across the province while also honouring the Association’s 95th anniversary. Born a left arm amputee, Fraser attended the three-day seminar, which included sessions on the latest developments in artificial limbs, parenting an amputee child and dealing with teasing and bullying. The opening session paid tribute to the long history of The War Amps, and its continuing legacy of “amputees helping amputees.”

A highlight at the seminar was the Amputees in Action session, where Champs demonstrated their standard and recreational artificial limbs and devices to the group. Fraser was also awarded a CHAMP Ambassador Certificate for handing out Remembrance Day colouring sheets and bookmarks to his classroom on behalf of The War Amps Operation Legacy. CHAMP is funded solely through public support of The War Amps Key Tag and Address Label Service. For more information, call 1 800 2503030 or visit waramps.ca. submitted by the War Amps

Osprey Community Foundation celebrates endowment milestone The Osprey Community Foundation has two big numbers to celebrate: the overall endowment has topped $6 million. Also, since the foundation was established in 2000, they have disbursed over $1 million in grants. Over $200,000 in grants will flow back to the Nelsonarea this year from Osprey’s various endowment funds. For the full list, see http://ospreycommunityfoundation.ca/assets/ Osprey-2013-Grant-Recipients.pdf In addition, they administer community funds for North Kootenay Lake, Slocan Valley and Salmo Valley, andthey

have been awarding grants to charitable projects in these communities. Coming up on Thursday June 20, 7 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside, Kootenay Room will be a presentation on “AgeFriendly Community Project”: a community-driven plan to improve the lives of seniors in Nelson & area. Project coordinator Corrine Younie will be giving the community an update. All are welcome. Participants can feel free to stay, or not, for the Osprey AGM that follows. submitted by the Osprey Community Foundation

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West Kootenay Transit Partners Win Award

BC Transit has bestowed a SuperStar award on three West Kootenay local governments for outstanding service, cooperation and innovation in transit service delivery. “On behalf of my colleagues, it’s gratifying to be recognized for our efforts to improve transit for our residents,” said Lawrence Chernoff, chair of the West Kootenay Regional Transit Committee. “We are trying to encourage and increase regional ridership; if we

can do that, we will go a long way to reducing carbon emissions.” The West Kootenay Regional Committee is comprised of elected officials from the Regional District of Kootenay-Boundary, the Regional District of Central Kootenay and the City of Nelson. It was formed in 2012 to improve regional transit service for riders while achieving efficiencies in the system. photo submitted submitted by the Left to right: Mike Davis (Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer West Kootenay Regional Leftofto BC Transit), Randy Matheson (Transit Coordinator at the Officer Regional right: Mike Davis (Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating of BCDistrict Transit),of Transit Committee Randy Matheson (Transit Coordinator at the Regional District of Central Manuel Central Kootenay), and Manuel Achadinha (President andKootenay), CEO of BCandTransit). Achadinha (President and CEO of BC Transit).

Local groups celebrate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 at various Kootenay locations (see below) The Nelson Area Elder prevention strategies. and prize draws. For more Abuse Prevention Program Salmo will kick events information on Nelson & (EAPP) in cooperation with off Friday, June 14, 1 p.m., Area Elder Abuse prevention outlying community volun- with local speakers and ser- programs, visit www.nelsonteers and BC Community vice providers at the Salmo elderabuseprevention.org Response Networks (CRN), Seniors Villa. Refreshments Also, in Kaslo there announced a number of World will be provided. will be an information table Elder Abuse Awareness Day On Saturday, there will at the Saturday Market. (WEAAD) events taking be a table in Nelson at the Presentations in the Kaslo place to promote community interior mall entrance to Wal- area are also available to comand individual awareness of Mart from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. munity groups on request, elder abuse and elder abuse for conversation, information contact Elaine Smith at 250-

African Feast supports Kukua Pamoja Monday, June 17, 5:30 p.m. at Nelson United Church A group of young http://www.ankors.bc.ca/ Nelson women are holding kenya.php. an African Feast fund raisTickets are $15 for er in support of the Kukua adults, children 8 and up Pamoja Project, a youth cen- $10 and children 7 and tre in Eastlands, Nairobi that younger for free and are offers free arts based and available from ANKORS, recreational programming Otter Books or at the to ghetto youth in Nairobi, door. Kenya. For further informasubmitted by the tion on the project, visit: Kukua Pamoja Project

353-7666. Information will be available at the June 15 Farmers Market in Riondel. For more information on Age Friendly Communities Initiatives in Riondel & Crawford Bay: contact Wendy Miller at 250225-3516. submitted by the Nelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Program

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NPD members responded to a report of Mischief at the Nelson Cemetary Office. Several windows to the building were smashed with rocks sometime overnight. On Sunday, June 2, NPD members responded to a report of Mischief to the Rosemont Elementary School. Culprits damaged several wooden flower pots in the front entrance area during the evening hours. Members of the public are encouraged to forward

any information in regards to these acts of Mischief to the Nelson Police Department at (250)3543919 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The Nelson Police building community since 1988 Department and Nelson Bylaw Department reiterate an increased awareness of the number of stray and unleashed dogs in the Nelson area. People should continue to be aware that if their dogs are reported and apprehended by the

boat in the event it would be required. Police negotiated with the suspect and he eventually surrendered, no doubt helped by the cold water, and was taken into custody. submitted by the Nelson and Trail RCMP

Nelson Police or Bylaw Departments, owners will face a fine of $70, impoundment fees of $60 and a $17/ per day storage fee prior to their dog being released back to them. Additional fees will be levied if the dog is unlicensed. Enforcement of these Bylaws will continue to be increased as the weather improves and an increase in stray dogs becomes apparent. submitted by the Nelson Police Department

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RCMP News: more mischief, man tries to escape arrest On Monday, June 3, the Nelson RCMP Detachment received a report of mischief to an excavator on Granite Rd. near Taghum Beach. Between May 31 and June 3, someone spray painted a “tag� on the excavator. The RCMP are askinganyone with information to call the detachment at 352-2156 or Crime Stoppers. On Monday, June 3 at approximately 11:30 a.m., police responded to a complaint of a male attempting to pull a female from a vehicle during an argument, which occurred on Bay Ave. in Trail. Upon attendance, the vehicle had left however the suspect was located in a local bar. When he was placed under arrest for assault, he managed to escape and ran towards Jubilee Park and then went into the river. From there, he swam several meters and then stopped, standing chest deep. Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire and Rescue dispatched the rescue

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Police News: much mischief

Nelson Police Department officers responded to over seventy five (75) calls for service between Thursday, May 30 and Sunday, June 2 with several acts of Mischief being of particular interest: On Thursday, May 30, Nelson Police Department (NPD) received several reports from local business owners of extensive graffitti tagging on their respective buildings sometime overnight. On Saturday, June 1,

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Are twins human clones?

dr. science Christine Humphries

Twins tend to attract a lot of attention (I should know, I am one!) and here is some information on why twins are so fascinating from a genetic perspective. Twins have been the subjects of many genetic studies. These studies on twins have provided much of the evidence that genetic factors are involved in many traits and diseases. There are two types of

twins: dizygotic twins (fraternal) that share 50 percent of their genes, and monozygotic twins (identical) that share 100 percent of their genes. Dizygotic twins are created by the separate implantation of two fertilized eggs at the same time. Monozygotic twins are created when a single egg is fertilized and divides into two embryos. Monozygotic twins are exact genetic clones of each other. However, this does not mean that they are exactly the same. Monozygotic twins each have different fingerprints,

birthmarks, moles, teeth, hair patterns, personalities and even diseases. This is because although they have identical genes, their environment also influences how some of their genes are expressed. This effect is called an epigenetic modification. In fact, several diseases have been shown to have both a genetic component and an environmental trigger. In other words, even if both monozygotic twins inherit a disease causing gene, it is possible that only one of the twins will develop the disease if the

environmental trigger is not shared by both twins. However, because twins often share genes and common environments, it is hard to distinguish traits that are familial (ie. shared because of a common environment) from those that are heritable (ie. shared because of common DNA). Studies of twins separated at birth and raised in entirely different environments have allowed scientists to distinguish between some heritable and familial traits; however, clearly, separating twins at birth is not an acceptable research practice!

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

Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Morgan Dehnel D-Pace, Inc. Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) is a noninvasive therapeutic treatment of cancer (high-grade gliomas, cerebral metastases of melanoma; and head, neck and liver cancer) [1] that involves two steps. The first step involves tumourlocalizing non-radioactive boron-10 delivery agents (such as boronophenylalanine i.e. BPA, or sodium borocaptate i.e. BSH), which are boron-10 containing drugs injected into the patient [1,2]. The second step is to expose the patient to epithermal neutrons, and regardless of what type of delivery agent is used, the

concentrated boron residing in the cancer cells has a very high probability of reacting with neutrons, yielding an energetic alpha particle, and a recoiling lithium nucleus which ionize a tremendous number of atoms and molecules within a range of 59 microns (about the size of a cancer cell). This is extremely damaging to the cancer cell, and results in its death. The key is to have delivery agents which uniformly distribute boron10 to all cells throughout the tumour, and to have only small amounts of boron-10 residing in the tissue outside of the tumour [2,3]. Boron Neutron Capture Therapy has over a 50 year history at research nuclear reactors. There are currently at least 20 nuclear reactor

sites providing BNCT clinical and research services [4]. BNCT is in many ways an established therapy, as evidenced by preparations for a 16th International Congress on Neutron Capture Therapy (ICNCT) to be held in Helsinki (2014). Barth acknowledges in 2009 that over the past 25 years research on BNCT has progressed relatively slowly but steadily [5]. He also notes that three key areas need to improve before BNCT will become more common, (i) better delivery agents, (ii) improved dosimetry for BNCT (i.e. require real-time knowledge about boron-10 content in the tumour), and (iii) independence of nuclear reactors [5]. In fact, the IAEA in 2001 [6], Blue and Yanch in 2003 [7], Barth in

2009 [5], and the home webpage of the 15th ICNCT in 2012 [8] all point towards the use of particle accelerators for BNCT.

[1] R.F. Barth, J.A. Coderre, M. Graça, H. Vicente, and T. Blue, “Boron Neutron Capture Therapy of Cancer : Current Status and Future Prospects”, Clin Cancer Res 2005;11(11) June 1, 2005. [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Boron_neutron_capture_therapy [3] Mohammed Alotiby, Boron Neutron Capture Therapy for Cancer Treatments, Master of Science, Department of Physics, University of Surrey, September 2012. [4] http://www-naweb.iaea.org/ napc/physics/research_reactors/database/rr%20data%20base/datasets/utilization/b_neutroncap_ther_list.html [5] R.F. Barth, “Boron Neutron Capture Therapy at the Crossroads: Challenges and Opportunties”, Applied Radiation and Isotopes 67 (2009) S3S6. [6] IAEA-TECDOC-1223, May 2001. [7] T.E. Blue and J.C. Yanch, “Accelerator-based epithermal neutron sources for boron neutron capture therapy of brain tumours.”, J Neurooncol. 2003 Mar-Apr;62(1-2):19-31. [8] http://square.umin.ac.jp/ ICNCT15/general/

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Market opens Wednesday, June 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 400 block of Baker St,, Nelson

The Downtown Nelson Local Market returns to the 400 block of Baker St. for its fourth year. The West Kootenay EcoSociety hosts market every Wednesday through to September 25, offering a mix of fresh local produce, plants, prepared foods, body care products, and hand-made arts and crafts. At least 80% of each vendor’s wares must be made or grown locally. For more information visit www.ecosociety.ca submitted by the West Kootenay EcoSociety

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Backdrafting fireplace

Home Front

by Bill Lynch, Paul Muntak & Steve Cannon

Even though there are signs of problems and the weather is warm, I suggest that you get a good fire going in the fireplace to confirm your suspicions. If the smoke from the fireplace is escaping into your living room, this is called backdrafting. The good news is the problem can be remedied. However, if a quick fix is unsuccessful, the next steps are more expensive. The fundamental problem is often that the fire simply lacks enough air to draw the smoke up the chimney. So, the smoke lingers in the fire box and inevitably spills

I just purchased a house with a stone-faced fireplace in the centre of the living room. The fireplace is beautiful, but the rock work is smoke stained above the firebox. It looks like the smoke from the fireplace comes into the living room. I’d like to fix it before winter.

into your living room. Here’s the quick fix. Try installing a four-inch sheet metal or plastic pipe through an exterior wall to a location at or near the firebox. Install an inflowing flap on this pipe at the exterior wall so combustion air to your fireplace is pulled in only when required. This pipe will provide the fire with all the oxygen it needs for a clean burn, and the additional air will help the fire draw the smoke up the chimney to the outdoors. However, this additional air to the firebox may not entirely solve the problem. Occasionally, backdrafting is a symptom of a bigger prob-

lem that is more costly to correct. When the wind coming from a particular direction rolls over and down your roofline, it can push the rising smoke from the firebox back down your chimney. This is much more likely to happen when your chimney lacks the minimum clearances to the adjacent roofline. For instance, the rule of thumb is that the top of all chimneys should be at least two feet higher than any roofline or surface within 10 feet measured horizontally from the top of the chimney flue. If your chimney does not meet this minimum specification, this is another likely cause of

your backdrafting problems. To complicate matters, you may light a fire and find the fire draws adequately on some occasions and poorly on others. If the chimney height is the problem, the backdrafting will only occur when the prevailing winds are coming from a direction that pushes the smoke down your chimney. By increasing the height of your chimney, you ensure that air currents rolling down your roofline cannot push the smoke into your living room. You will find that the higher the chimney, the better the draw and the less likely the chimney will ever backdraft again.

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


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Movie Night at The Expressions Cafe

Get on the Doc Bus! presents

Connected film Screening

Friday June 7 at 7 p.m.

Tickets $10

Expressions

554 Ward Street, Nelson

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Home schoolers take to the stage

Thursday, June 13, showtimes: 1 and 4 p.m., South Nelson School gymnasium (enter off of Hendryx Street) Homelinks presents the musical Tuishi Pamoja, directed by Allison Girvan and Miriam Mason Martineau. A young giraffe, Raffi, and young zebra, Zea appear to want to be friends, despite warnings from their parents. For years their herds have lived side by side, but each group considers the other worthless. When lions attack, Raffi and Zea are separated from their herds, but with the help of some smart meerkats they learn to be friends and return to their herds to ‘face the music’. The Homelinks homeschoolers, ages 6 to 14 have been working together with by nelson becker great energy and focus to Our local Homelinks theater group ~ made up of giraffes, zebras, lions and meerkats ~ ages 6 to 14, atphoto a recent rehearsal of present this musical that is the musical, Tuishi Pamoja (“We Live Together!” in Swahili). both fun and holds a deeper message and invitation: to chance. Music, movement show! The homeschool- set in the African Savannah. look beyond our differenc- and humorous dialogues ers look forward to sharing Admission is by donation. submitted by Homelinks es, to reach out and take a make for an entertaining with you delightful story

New artists in residence to give talk

Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m. at the Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (Alley Entrance) Bristol Diving School both method and subject, their findings into a body (UK) is a collective of art- with all works accredited of work that questions, disists from Bristol, UK, four to Bristol Diving School: torts and embellishes these of whom are Artists-in- the project as the author, historical narratives. By Residence at Oxygen Art the artist. The group works researching local history, Centre from June 8-July 6, primarily in New Media integrating themselves into 2013. and Installation. For more Nelson’s artist community Named for the build- information visit: http:// and engaging the public ing where the collective new.bristoldivingschool. in their process through was formed in 2009, it net/. For a look at their lat- participatory events, they operates both on and off- est on-line project: http:// hope to cultivate an archive site as members of the www.p-e-r.net. produced through a collabtwenty-strong collective Bristol Diving School orative process that takes extend the project through will use their residency on an (pseudo) anthroponational and international to investigate the cultur- logical form. activities. Within BDS col- al heritage of Nelson as a submitted by laboration is regarded as research point and develop Oxygen Art Centre

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EAST: How Far Would You Go For Love?

Friday, June 14, 8 p.m. Ymir Hall, Ymir, Tickets are $5 with a festival pass, $10 without, available in advance at the Ymir Store. Lucas Myers will be pre- of fellow passengers from senting the very first show the painfully shy politico he performed in Nelson, who forces himself to sing a EAST, as a pre-festival protest song to the lovelorn opener for the Tiny Lights redneck singing a touching Festival in Ymir. EAST ballad to his girlfriend at is three short plays that hour 54. explore our all too human The Landlord’s Daughter need to love and be loved. explores the difficulties in Myers’ mines his own dealing with a disastrous personal experience of rid- rental complicated by a desing the Greyhound across perate and unrequited love the country in We Are for the title character. The Going on a Journey (or final play, The Forgetful “How I Learned to Love the Prince, is a puppet show. Greyhound) which takes the The evening will also feaaudience on an epic 68 hour ture special guests that are photo submitted bus ride from Vancouver to performing at the festival. Lucas Myers Toronto in just 20 minutes. submitted by Pilotcopilot It features an eclectic mix Theatre

“Before I die...” public art opens

Friday, June 7 at the Nelson Commons, Vernon Street side Beginning Friday, June what is important to you, 7, 2013, the “Before I die...” creating a public space for blackboard will be open to contemplation, and re-imagpublic participation. This ining how our public spaces large, billboard-sized, black- can better reflect what matboard painted directly on the ters to us as a community Vernon Street wall of the and as individuals.” former Extra Foods building Nelson project organizis a public art collaboration er Amy Garvey explains, of Kalein Hospice Centre “One of the mandates of and the Kootenay Co-op. Kalein Hospice Centre is Everyone in the com- to extend the conversation munity is invited to chose a around death and dying into piece of chalk and complete our everyday awareness. the sentence, by adding We believe the “Before I their own personal thoughts die” wall is an incredibly to the blackboard. Itʼs an powerful way to do just avenue that allows people that. Itʼs an opportunity to share their hopes and for each of us to reflect on dreams for their lives. As whatʼs most importentire the original artist Candy community.” Chang intended, “the projsubmitted by the Kalein ect is about remembering Hospice Centre

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Poet Daniela Elza gives performance with fresh new poetry Thursday, May 30, 8 p.m. at the Booksmyth Underground, 338 Baker St. Booksmyth Underground er’s consciousness like a The Book of It. Daniela’s presents milk tooth bane bird’s wing. The poems do debut poetry collection, the bone, page, performance and something rather miraculous: weight of dew, was published fresh new poetry from Daniela fragmentary yet narrative, in 2012 by Mother Tongue Elza, featuring special guest grounded yet mythic, they Publishing Sam Stephenson. deconstruct and build simulSamuel Stevenson is one “Black words swooping taneously, forge and empty of those spoken word poets across the snowy field, rips out meanings and images. who gets spinal shivers when or tears in the fabric of space, Daniela Elza has lived on people tell the truth. In 2009, the dark-winged protagonists three continents and crossed Sam founded the Nelson in these pages are splintered numerous geographic, cultur- Poetry Slam and in 2011 was shards of the self haunting the al and semantic borders. Her nominated for a Champion branches.”- David Abram work has appeared in over of Literacy Award from the Daniela Elza’s milk 60 publications both at home Columbia Basin Alliance for tooth bane bone is a book and internationally. In 2011 Literacy. Samuel’s unfaltering that sweeps across the read- she launched her first e-Book, faith in metaphor has led him

to spread its gospel: teaching poetry workshops in high schools. As always, this Bookksmyth Underground event includes an open mic for 10 local readers so be sure to get into Booksmyth and sign up early. Hosted by Booksmyth Underground‘s Richard White Doors open at 7:30 p.m., Milk, Tooth, & Bone begins at 8 p.m.Admission is $7-10, sliding scale. submitted by Bookksmyth Underground

FUNraiser concert to support Production Skills Mentorship Fund Saturday, June 15, 7 p.m. at the Nelson United Church

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In addition to many of Nelson’s best known local singers, AFI’s June FUNraiser will feature several up and coming young artists including, (from left) Galen Boulanger, Anna Backus and Gabe Macdonald

After many years of hosting its popular “Asian Feast” and its ‘Tapas and Tunes’ fundraiser events, the Amy Ferguson Institute has decided to change its emphasis from food to musical entertainment for its upcoming “FUNraiser” Some of Nelson best known performers, young and old, will join forces for this inaugural FUNraiser concert. In addition to such well known “stars” of past AFI opera and musical theatre productions, as Allison Girvan, Kathleen Neudorf, Kevin Armstrong and Audrey BIssett, the event will also feature the Cottonwood Singers and pianist, Robert Hargreaves,” said FUNraiser coordinators, Lorna Inkster and Sylvia Reimer. “We are especially happy to include up and coming young performers, Gabe Macdonald and Galen Boulanger, as well as the first two recipients of AFI’s June Lythgoe Music Scholarship,

Malaika Horswill and Anna Backus.” 100% of the proceeds from the FUNraiser will be used to help AFI launch it latest initiative, the AFI “Production Skills Mentorship Fund”. One of the many challenges cultural groups face when staging local performances is finding suitably trained and experienced people with the behind the scenes production skills, such as stage direction and management, musical direction, as well as the design and construction of sets, sound and lighting components that are all needed to mount the show. To help address this problem the Directors of the Amy Ferguson Institute (AFI) have created a special fund to help nurture these skills in the Nelson area. Admission at the door will be by donation. submitted by the Amy Ferguson Institute


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Requiem for a Glacier puts out a call for musicians

Rehearsals underway in Nelson and Kaslo for performance July 27-28 outside of Invermere Requiem for a Glacier is art , environmental practices, a site specific sound perfor- natural soundscapes or are mance that will take place simply interested in trying near Invermere the weekend something new, then we welof July 27-28. Artist composer come your participation in Paul Walde has been contract- this project. ed by the Langham Cultural The chorus will be led by Centre to create a new work Karen Behn. Vocalists will that will be the cornerstone have the opportunity to work of an installation scheduled with Karen in a professional for October/ November 2013 workshop setting in June and at the Cultural Centre. The July in Nelson and Kaslo. outdoor performance will be Choir rehearsals begin on documented as part of this Tuesday June 4, 6:30-8:30 work. p.m. at the United Church in photo submitted Walde’s Requiem for a Nelson and Wednesday June There will be no audience other than the landscape itself for the performance of Glacier, presents the history 5th 7-9 p.m. at the Langham Requium for a Glacier, although a documentary will be filmed of the glacier, the advent of Theatre in Kaslo. Rehearsals electricity, climate change will continue until the end of play. Professionals, amateurs please contact us at: requiand students are welcome. emforaglacier@gmail.com and the BC government’s July. Don’t play an instrument with an indication of your announcement of a year The orchestra will be and would like to participate? instrument(s) or vocal range, round recreational develop- conducted by Ajtony Csaba We are also seeking volunteer and level of experience. ment and resort community the conductor of the UVic help for the following: techniIf you are interested in in the Jumbo Glacier area as a Symphony and the Central cal support, catering, videogany of the other volunteer 4 movement operatic memo- European Chamber Orchestra. raphers, volunteer coordinapositions please contact rial work. The score is written in traditors, a publicist, experienced Kiara Lynch curator@thelIf you are interested in tional music notation so the mountaineers, drivers, sponangham.ca any of the following: new ability to read music will be submitted by the genres, classical, experimental necessary though the individ- sors, billets. Musicians and Singers: Langham Centre music, improvisation, sound ual parts are not difficult to

Author Alanna Mitchell talk: Moving Past Environmental Despair Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m., Nelson United Church, 602 Silica St. If the unrelenting bad youth and students free. news about the environMitchell contends that ment has got you down, although awareness of the mark your calendars for a environmental crisis is vital, talk on Thursday, June 13 in society cannot achieve a Nelson by Alanna Mitchell, better world unless we can author of the bestselling Sea imagine what that world Sick: The Hidden Crisis would look like. The of Global Ocean Change. author, winner of the presMs. Mitchell will speak on tigious $100,000 Atkinson moving from environmental Fellowship in Journalism despair to imagining a new in 2008 and the $75,000 world. Grantham Prize for environAn opportunity to meet mental writing in 2010, is the author and book signing a former Globe and Mail will follow her talk at Nelson reporter who now directs United Church. A donation her attention to investigating of $10 is suggested, with changes in Earth’s life-sup-

port systems. And for local writers interested in more interaction with Ms. Mitchell, or in improving their writing generally, she will be the feature presenter and mentor at the second annual Convergence Writers’ Weekend at the Heart’s Rest Retreat Centre in New Denver, June 14 to 16. The Convergence Writers Weekend is limited to 25 participants, although spaces are still available. The Weekend will offer talks, writing workshops convened by area published

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authors, and one-on-one consultations with Ms. Mitchell. Further details, including how to register, are available at www.heartsrest.com/convergence/convergence-writers-retreat/ submitted by Tom Wayman


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Art Opening of Abandoning Paradise: The Northern Gateway Project Friday June 14, 7-9 p.m. Gallery A, Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History, 502 Vernon Street, Nelson Over the course of a year, Glenn Clark (Penticton) and Peter Corbett (Winlaw), traveled across northern BC, painting landscapes that would be impacted by the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline. An exhibition of their plein air sketches and studio paintings will be shown at Touchstones Nelson from June 15 to September 15. The exhibi-

tion will also include pertinent information about the region and the scope of the pipeline project. Last spring Clark and Corbett travelled in an old Chevy utility van, which doubled as a plein air painting studio, outfitted with an upper deck for capturing more expansive views of their surroundings. The van was painted with a mural and

dubbed The Grey Whale. Throughout their journey, the artists met many residents who would be affected by the controversial project, and witnessed the landscapes that may be at risk, including salmon bearing rivers and the treacherous seas around the Great Bear Rainforest and Kitimat Harbour. submitted by Touchstones Nelson

Detail from Kispiox Village Totem Park by Glenn Clark, oil on canvas

Opinion&Editorial Commentary: First Nations, Part Two

As per my previous column, as promised, here is my continuation on the First Nations issue. In some parts of the country, Aboriginal rights were recognized and affirmed under historic treaties. In other parts of Canada – particularly British Columbia – few treaties are in place, so modern treaties (called comprehensive land claims) are being negotiated. As of September 2012, there remain 93 active self-government and comprehensive land claim negotiations underway across the country. On average, reaching an agreement takes 15 years and many negotiations are completely stalled – in part because government negotiators insist that agreements must “extinguish”[1] rights in one form or another. This means that in exchange for an agreement that defines specific rights and benefits, the community in question must renounce any other rights they may be entitled to as Indigenous peoples. Many communities resist renouncing what they see as Inherent Rights, and this approach has also been

Alex Atamanenko, MP BC Southern Interior condemned by a number of UN Human Rights bodies. Even when agreements are reached, issues remain with implementation. Numerous independent reviewers, including the Auditor General, have confirmed that the Government of Canada is not fulfilling its obligations under these historic or modern treaties. Indeed, there are an estimated 700-800 charges of breach of such agreements (specific land claims) that remain unresolved. The federal government officially recognizes 346 of these specific land claims. At the present rate, it is expected

to take 100 years to settle them all. In 2007, the NDP tabled a motion for a child-first principle based on Jordan’s Principle, which holds that when there is a jurisdictional dispute over which level of government should pay for an Aboriginal child’s care, whichever government was first contacted will provide the service, and later seek resolution of the jurisdictional dispute. This motion was unanimously agreed to by the House of Commons. In 2008, the NDP tabled a motion in support of the United Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous peoples that was adopted by the majority of the House. Aboriginal issues were not among the five priorities in the Conservatives’ election campaign. Before the 2006 election, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper barely mentioned the Kelowna Accord, and has since failed to meet its targets. The federal government has a moral obligation and must live up to its responsibilities of First Nations in Canada.

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Opinion&Editorial Publisher’s note

Bright Idea

I grew up in New York City and as a consequence I was pretty of By Nelson Becker afraid anything natural. One day, after work, it was my job to turn off the lights. As I approached the circuit breaker and just touched it, all the lights in the building went out and I thought, “what have

I done!” Then it became clear that all the lights on the streets were out as well. As we drove home, listening to the radio in the car, it turned out this was the big blackout. The whole East side of the United States had a blown a fuse. For me the big consequence was the sky. I could see the millions and billions of stars. It was light pollution that had blinded me to nature and the heavens above.

Here in Nelson we also pollute our sky with light. All of our standard lights are globes and reflect nearly as much light up as they do down. Becoming less light polluted does not have to be more expensive. As we replace our lights in the city, we could replace them with sidewalk-directed lighting. That is all we need to help us feel more connected to the universe around us.

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My Opinion

by Spencer Pollard

Alzheimer’s and The Effects

I have a grandmother with Alzheimer’s and it’s often a struggle. I generally visit her a few times a week and there are times where I realize she may not even know who I am or the extent of our relationship. So what is Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s is one of the most common forms of Dementia and currently has no cure. It can have devastating effects on family as well, as it can put them in a caregiver situation where they need to drop luxuries many of us hold dear.

Having someone close with Alzheimer’s is a struggle but it’s not my only experience of having someone close having a debilitating disorder. I have a relative with Autism as well. It is often a struggle to deal with people such as this, but for the family, the cost is necessary to maintain those relationships. Dealing with these disorders can be difficult but staying strong is imperative. You need to show courage everyday which can be draining but it is necessary. Be strong for those around you and be an example for others.

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

Energy Heroes? Update!

Dear Editor Months ago an article was published titled “Energy Heroes” about a $25,000 LiveSmart BC grant to a private business for their solar power system. It would generate power with excesss fed back to the utility turning the meter backwards, a money machine! Well not quite. In nine months it has earned $200, if you borrowed $25,000 you would have paid $1200 on a 25 year loan. This could supply a third of the average homes power, if you had a $30/mo. power bill it would now be $20 plus $120 loan, smart? The application said the system would be highly visible to the public, has anyone seen it? No, because it cannot be seen. I asked LiveSmart why the data wasn’t public, the

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application said there would be detailed data on the internet. The project was to show a 20% energy savings, be innovative, replicable, and a benefit to the community and include a letter from a PEng supporting it. There was a letter from a PEng, whose address is next door, installed the system, helped write the application, and attended CBT’s workshop “How to Apply for Grants”. There was a grant a couple years ago for a solar system. Nelson now has $50,000 of taxpayers dollars in solar demonstration systems. Makes me question the due diligence of those handing out our money. Subsidies don’t make unaffordable power affordable it just changes who pays. Max Yanke Nelson BC

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Father’s day is Sunday, June 16, while many will say it’s an excuse to sell greeting cards, it is the only day I can think of that acknowledges men and the goodness they do in our society and family. So being that Father’s day is important for that reason, we invite you to submit short write ups on the importance of your father, both in your life and to the community.

tell us about your father at

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/your_father

Submissions will be printed in the June 14 issue of the Express News Update

Last week’s survey responses:

How did you spend your evenings in the last month? Stayed in 100% Visit friends 45.5% Live music 36.4% Film 18.2% Theatre 9.1% Physical recreation 18.2% Religous activities 9.1% Workshops 0% Meetings 18.2% Dine out 45.5%

Other Activities: storytelling guild, poetry slam, art opening, wild and glorious sex, work, computers

Does Nelson and Area offer enough evening activities? Why or what are we missing? I think there are a lot of great activities in this town. I do, however, think that we need more options for going out and enjoying music, food and drink all in one space. We do have a lot of venues in Nelson, but only a few are open regularly with good shows. I need variety! a licensed, legal swing club We have great choices available for a community of this size Nelson has more than enough More affordable entertainment and dining or dessert for families. $40 and under total for a family of 4 would be nice. we have plenty

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Nelson & Area: Fri. June 7- Sun. June 16

lll Live Music Fri. June 7 lllRequest DJ. Finley’s

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llMovie: Connected, awardwinning documentary. Expressions, 554 Ward Street, Nelson 7 p.m. $10.

ll Special Events

Located at 333 Victoria St., 2nd Floor. 250-505-7248.

Sat. June 8 lllFamily friendly house

concert--Lowry Olafson plays guitar, sings. Adults$15; kids$8 p.nina@shaw.ca or 250-352-9547 for tickets&details.

lllPAPA THOM benllCap & Gown Ceremony, efit concert for St. Saviour’s Food Nelson District Community Pantry, 701 Ward Street, 7 pm. Info Complex, 6:45-10 p.m., doors open 352-9871 5:30 p.m. lllThe Cave Singers w/ llConnect With Community Immune 2 Cobras at Spiritbar 10 Summer Fete Potluck. 5 p.m. Lakeside Park, Rotary Shelter. More information ANKORS 5055506

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Cavalcade, Nelson District Community Complex, 1:30 Grand March ceremonies commence. 4-5 p.m. Cavalcade

Spring Island at the Kootenay llThe Stride To Turn Gallery of Art in Castlegar www. The Tide Walkathon for HIV/ kootenaygallery.com AIDS in Africa. Lakeside Park llThe Nelson Grans to Grans Cottonwood Park. Register/Pledge at the Ymir Hotel 6-8 p.m., Kazuri 10 a.m., walk 10:45 a.m. jewellery for sale. llAndean Despacho lWomen of all ages get togeth- Ceremony Crystal Mountain, crochetLevel lace, make rugs & Road, Nelson 10 a.m. Classicer to knit,Difficulty - Easy ClassicSvoboda sk9E000075 Sudoku Difficulty Level - Medium more. Women’s Centre 10-1 p.m. lEcoSociety’s Cottonwood lGender Outlaws, a support Market at Cottonwood Falls Park and social group for trans and gen- 9:30-3:30 p.m. der diverse folks. 250-354-5362. lWalk In Peace Silent ‘circle lAcupuncture for Addictions. walk’ - Lakeside Gates 1st & 3rd Free drop-in clinic. 1:30 p.m. Saturdays 12-1

lMeat Draws at Nelson Legion. 3:30p.m., in beverage room with Karaoke after. 250-352-7727. lThe Nelson Scrabble Club meets at 1p.m. For further information, please call 250-352-6936. mation, please call 250-352-6936. Sun. June 9 lllNiko at the Hume

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

Tues. June 11 lllCliff Maddix and friends

6p.m. The Library Lounge 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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What’sHappening

Wed. June 12 cont’d ll Opening Day, Downtown

Market, every vendor sells at least 80% locally produced or sourced goods Downtown Nelson 9:30 a.m .– 3:30 p.m.

lAlzheimers/ Dementia Caregiver support group meet-

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

ing author Alanna Mitchell, 7 pm, Nelson United Church, 602 Silica. llArtist talk - Bristol Diving School at Oxygen Art Centre. 320 Vernon St (alley Entrance) lQi Gong at the Nelson United Church 602 Silica St 10 a.m. $3 drop-in lWalk In Peace Silent ‘circle walk’ - Lakeside Gates, Mon & Thurs 9:30-10:30

lToastmasters: Improve your

public speaking, communication and leadership skills. 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. www. toastmasters.or.

lNelson Women’s Centre.

Drop-in. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250352-9916.

Fri. June 14 lllRequest DJ. Finley’s

Irish Bar and Grill

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Exhibition Opening: photographer Janet Dwyer Friday, June 7, 7 p.m., Kootenay Gallery of Art, Castlegar The exhibition opening images of objects often too at the Kootenay Gallery of small to be seen by the Art on Friday, June 7 will naked eye. be the large format scanogThis powerful exhibiraphy of award winning tion will be showing at photographer Janet Dwyer the Kootenay Gallery from Salt Spring Island. until Saturday, July 20. Her unique use of a flatbed The Gallery is now open scanner’s myopic lens and Tuesday to Saturday from light source is an extension 10-5pm. Janet Dwyer will of the traditional photo- be in attendance at the graphic tools and processes opening reception. Visit that she has used through- the gallery on facebook or out her career. Utilizing at www.kootenaygallery. the scanner as a camera com. opened a whole new realm submitted by the of possibilities resulting in Kootenay Gallery of Art Sat. June 15 llWorld Elder

Sun. June 16 lllNiko at the Hume

Abuse lOvereaters Anonymous llMovie: Crisis Call Canadian Awareness Day: table at the interi- Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. Education Room Community First documentary followed by an interac- or mall entrance to Wal-Mart from lVendor markets 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Medical Clinic 518 Lake Street 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kaslo: information Nelson noon

lNelson Women’s Centre

Drop-in. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250352-9916. lDarts at the Nelson Legion. 7:30p.m. 250-352-7727. lGirls’ Night with MargaretAnn at the Youth Centre. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 608 Lake St. ph. 250-3525656. lNelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resource Centre. Wednesdays from 12 - 2pm 719 Vernon St. Phone 250-352-6008. www.nelsonelderabuseprevention. org

Thurs. June 13 lllKiyo & Guests at the

Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m.

lllChamber Music Gala

with Obligato String, 7 p.m. Capitol Theatre, by donation

llOvercoming environmental despair: talk by bestsell-

tive panel on Mental Health moderated by Dr Nelson Ames. Expressions, 554 Ward Street, Nelson 1-3 p.m. RSVP: ncoh@nelsoncares.ca

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llMovie: Star Trek: Into lSt. Saviour’s Anglican Darkness at the Civic Theatre 7 Service: 10:30 am. All Welcome. lEcoSociety’s Cottonwood lSt. John’s Lutheran Church Market at Cottonwood Falls Park Service. Everyone welcome to

llOpening of Abandoning lWalk In Peace Silent ‘circle 354-3308. Paradise: The Northern Gateway walk’ - Lakeside Gates 1st & 3rd lNelson United Church Project, with artists Glenn Clark and Saturdays 12-1 Service. 10 a.m. All are welcome. Peter Corbett 7-9 p.m. Touchstones 602 Silica St. 250-352-2822. lMeat Draws at Nelson Legion. Nelson: Museum of Art and History 3:30p.m., in beverage room with lCribbage at the Legion beverllMovie: Star Trek: Into Karaoke after. 250-352-7727. age room, 12:45p.m. 250-352-7727. Darkness at the Civic Theatre 7:30 lThe Nelson Scrabble Club lAscension Lutheran Church p.m. meets at 1p.m. For further infor- Service 10:15a.m. Rosemont lWomen of all ages get togeth- mation, please call 250-352-6936. Elementary. All are welcome. 250er 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.

lAcupuncture for Addictions.

Free drop-in clinic. 1:30 p.m. Located at 333 Victoria St., 2nd Floor. 250-505-7248.

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