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Nelson celebrates 25 Years of ArtWalk Friday, July 5 from 6-9 p.m. at sixteen different venues in from Baker St to Front St It’s been 25 years since the Nelson & District Arts Council first presented ArtWalk, and it’s time to celebrate! Join us on the downtown streets this Friday, July 5th from 6-9 pm for live music, performance artists, sand sculptors, chalk artist, face painting, Participainting, and more. The evening will kick off with the Kootenay Kiltie pipe band, which will begin playing in the 400 block of Baker Street and then lead the participants in a lively march around the ArtWalk route. Keep an eye out for twenty poems by local writers that will be featured in locations along the route, part of ArtWalk’s “Poetry Lives Here” project. This year’s ArtWalk features 36 artists, showing their work in sixteen venues from Baker Street down to Front Street. There will be a second opening on August 2nd where the art will switch to feature new artists and artwork, and of course give us a reason to have another party! Nelson’s ArtWalk’s long history is proof of its success. It offers area artists the opportunity to have their work viewed by more than a thousand art-lovers; gives downtown businesses a doorway into creative culture; and is a veritable feast for the ArtWalking public. Brochures and maps are available at the Chamber of Commerce, Touchstones, the participating venues or online at http://www.ndac.ca submitted by the Nelson & District Arts Council Click here for

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ArtWalk 2012 in full effect last year on Baker Street.

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Community rallies to save Kootenay Lake camp The Board of Directors of the Camp Koolaree Society, who operate a camp for children on property owned by the United Church of Canada on the shores of Kootenay Lake, have been overwhelmed by responses to their request for help. “In just over three months we’ve moved from in debt and despair to well funded and confident of our ability to offer a camping experience to any child or family that wants to have one,” says board Treasurer Deanne Steven. The turnaround is due to the direct financial support of hundreds of people from throughout the West Kootenay and Boundary areas. Funds began pouring in when word of the camp’s plight went out in mid March, and haven’t shown signs of letting up since.

“The single largest donation arrived in the mail last week,” says board Chair Peter Herd, “the donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, went to Koolaree as a child and wanted to make sure that families could continue sending their children. We were absolutely astonished to receive the ten thousand dollar cheque that was sent along to make it so.” With other pledges from community and church groups vowing to make sure that kids are able to run, play, swim, canoe, hike, craft, learn about creation and experience the unique attributes of Camp Koolaree, the board is confident that financial hardship will not get in the way of any child who wants to spend a week at Koolaree. They are only worried about the numbers of campers who’ve signed up so far.

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“Bad news spreads faster than good,” says registrar Misty Soukochoff, “we are ready to fund camps and to help cover the registration costs of those who need it, but we’re a little short of applicants.” Camp directors John and Julianna Marko (Teen Coed); Robin Murray (Junior Girls); Peter Herd (Junior

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More power to the people: City holds public session

Wednesday, July 10, 7 p.m., at the Hume Hotel’s Hume Room As part of its hydro dis- its benefits, and ways in which tribution upgrade program, downtown business owners Nelson Hydro and the City of and residents should prepare Nelson are holding an impor- for the project’s impacts. tant information session next Those impacts include week. occasionally scheduled power The session will give outages and revised vehicle downtown business owners, and pedestrian traffic. employees and residents a This project, the last of chance to hear more about the four-phase Downtown plans to upgrade the overhead Conversion program, will hydro distribution system in include the replacement of the back lanes on either side aging wooden hydro poles of Baker Street. with new hydro poles in Crews are slated to begin Baker Street’s back lanes, work on the aging overhead new overhead secondary building community since 1988 system this month. lines, underground primary Nelson Hydro staff and lines, new transformers and representatives from the West an increased voltage capacity Kootenay company hired to of 25kV from 4 kV. do the work will be on hand There will be considernext Wednesday to explain able benefit to the new syswhy the project is necessary, tem, including:

• Improved reliability, quality and capacity of the downtown electrical system for existing and future customers • Fewer poles in the alleyways, making for easier vehicle and pedestrian traffic flow, parking and delivery • Improved lighting and aesthetics, with less visual clutter thanks to the reduction of poles and overhead transformer banks There will be a cultural and heritage aspect to the project as well. As local residents and visitors have noticed, new transformer islands already installed around town are adorned with the history of Nelson Hydro and the City’s numerous ‘ghost buildings’.

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RCMP News: bus passenger sought, cyclist struck On June 27 at 6:37 4 2 8 5 was3 p.m., a complaint received of an incident that had occurred 6 approximately 1 9 20 minutes from Castlegar near the Nancy Greene 3 reported 2 Junction. A caller that there was a male that had been 7 acting strangely6 inside of the Greyhound bus that they were in and was 5 8“high� on 4a subpossibly stance. He appeared to be pacing and going in and out of the washroom on the bus. When the driver 8 9 the male, he5 approached was holding a screwdriver and hammer 3 6in his hands,1 and proceeded to jump out

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their efforts in identifying this male. A back pack and walking stick were left behind on the bus by the male and seized by police, in hopes he would come by the Castlegar Detachment to collect same. No one was injured and property damage inside the bus was minimal. On July 3, at approximately 8:15 a.m., Castlegar RCMP, Fire and EHS were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision involving a cyclist that had been struck by a van. The van was traveling northbound near the 1700 block of Columbia Avenue

when it struck a cyclist, also traveling northbound. The cyclist was observed to have traveled into the air, over the hood of the van, landing on some rocks near the sidewalk. It would appear that the van made a right turn into a driveway and struck the cyclist. A 34 year old Castlegar woman was treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The matter is still under investigation and charges pending under the Motor Vehicle Act against a 66 year old Trail woman. submitted by the Difficulty Castlegar RCMP

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Saturday Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Nakusp Arena and the Creston & District Communtiy Complex Sunday Sept. 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Kaslo- Vimy Park Saturday Oct. 5, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Nelson Leafs Bottle Depot and the Castlegar & District Community Complex The Regional District dential household hazard- materials hiding under your Check the RDCK webof Central Kootenay is ous waste will be avail- kitchen sink, in your garage site www.rdck.bc.ca for announced five household able to all residents of the and in your garden shed like updates about the upcoming hazardous waste round-up RDCK and RDCK munici- antifreeze, fire extinguish- HHW Round-up Events events for this fall. palities. Time to get rid of ers, mercury thermostats, submitted by Free disposal for resi- those nasty toxic hazardous pesticides and more. the RDCK

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Items that will be evaluated are windows, doors, heating, cooling systems, insulation and air leakage. Home Front by Bill Lynch, The energy advisor will then deterPaul Muntak & Steve Cannon mine how you can best improve your There are some great programs to overall energy efficiency and consumptake advantage of now. One such pro- tion. They may also provide an estimate gram is the Livesmart BC energy effi- of your current annual heating/coolciency incentive. This program has been ing costs and what you may expect to designed to reduce the carbon footprint save from completing each prescribed of our homes. You need to contact a upgrade. There is an 18-month timeline certified energy advisor in your area to to achieve your modifications. It is your schedule an evaluation for your home. choice to complete the upgrades that

make the most sense and fit within your budget. When you have completed the upgrades that you want to achieve a follow up assessment from the energy advisor is required to verify your energy savings and GHG (greenhouse gas) emission reductions. The advisor will then fill in the appropriate paperwork. Then all you have do is sit back and wait for your rebate cheque to come in. For more information go to www. livesmartbc.ca.

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Why can’t I do this party trick?

dr. science Christine Humphries

Before reading the rest of this article, try the following party trick: Start making clockwise circles with your right foot, then draw the number “6” in the air with your right hand. Does your right foot start circling in a counter-clockwise direction? This trick is a cool demonstration of how our brains can only process so much information at the same time. I contacted Dr. McKeown,

Associate Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at the University of British Columbia to ask him why this occurs. He told me that researchers have used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to look at which parts of the brain are activated during foot and hand movements. The fMRI showed that hand and foot movements activates two motor regions in the brain: the motorcortex (MC) and the supplementary motor area (SMA). The SMA is thought to participate in the earlier stages of planning

the motion while the motor cortex is largely responsible for telling the limb to move. Interestingly, the fMRI data showed that when the movement of the hand and foot was in opposite directions, the SMA became more activated then when the hand and foot were moved in the same direction. So why is it so difficult for the SMA to direct the opposite movement of the hand and foot? The brain considers moving the hand and the foot as two distinct actions but each action get instructions from the same

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

part of the brain. The brain’s wiring for hand movement is larger than the foot’s such that instructions to the hand will be more dominant. This is why your foot will start circling in the same direction as your hand. Now if you try to do this trick with your right foot and left hand, you will find that it is much easier. This is because the left MC moves the right side of the body and the right MC moves the left side of the body. Therefore, the SMA can now give different instructions to both MC to move limbs on each side of the body.


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“TheArts&Entertainment Greatest Show on Earth” dances across the stage

Saturday, July 6, 9 p.m. at the Spiritbar Dirty Mitts Mama and Barrett and costumes by Syra the Lost Boys are presenting Fashion House and Sashisha. an evening of originally proIt’s an early performance duced, live burlesque perfor- for Spiritbar with doors openmances with a six piece band ing at 8 p.m. and show at 9 with brass section. Starring p.m. on the dot! Dirty Mitts Mama, The Lost Tickets at the Hume and Boys, Rosie Delight, Erin John Ward Fine Coffee $15. Eat Your Heart Out, Her A portion of proceeds will go Royal Purpleness and many to the Women’s Centre. more! Make -up by Cassia submitted

Dying in goods hands: a special evening of film Friday, July 5, 7-8 p.m. Kalein Hospice Centre, 402 West Richards The Canadian Institute of teers, health professionals, Palliative Massage, in coop- care givers, massage theraeration with Kalein Hospice pists, volunteers, family, Centre and the Nelson & friends and the general public. District Hospice Society, The books and DVDs will be presents: “Dying In Good for sale on site. Refreshments Hands” — Three short films and Reception at 6:30 p.m. with Christine Sutherland, More Information, please following three Kootenay contact Christine Sutherland families as Gaston Huchet, at info@sutherlandproducCecil Bund and Mary Coletti tions.com or go to www. tell their stories of Palliative sutherlandmassageproducMassage. tions.com This presentation is submitted by the Kalein designed for hospice volunHospice Society

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Scarlett Jane coming to Expressions Friday, July 19, 8 p.m. Expressions 554 Ward St, tickets $12 Scarlett Jane is one of the most exciting new collaborations in recent Canadian music — the marriage of the distinctive songs and beautifully haunting voices of Andrea Ramolo and Cindy Doire. And now, Stranger, their debut recording, captures their strength and their vulnerability, and a progressive roots sound which embodies the raw and candid demeanor of Lucinda Williams, the moody sensuality of Stevie Nicks and Nick Cave, and the tender playfulness of Dolly Parton. Both Andrea and Cindy are road warriors. Andrea has two previous releases behind her, while Cindy has three. They met several years ago at a tiny Toronto music venue; their

solo careers were starting to move forward, and they shared a passion for prose, poetry, and theatrics and songs in minor keys. They liked blues and country, old school soul and rock’n’roll. Inevitably, the need to write together and sing together became more and more important. Making their first major recording was the next logical step, and now Stranger is a reality. The CD is a collection of ten alluring stories about longing and loneliness, about love, loss, and desire. Scarlett Jane: powerful and irrefutable, musically and dynamically. From the studio to the stage, this intriguing female duo is geared for great things. submitted

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Thursday to Sunday, July 25-28 at the Capitol Theatre The Capitol Theatre team of Director Geoff 25th Annual Summer Youth Burns, Musical Director Program is producing Allison Girvan and Sweeney Todd, The Demon Choreographer Lynette Barber of Fleet Street. Lightfoot, this year’s This special School Summer Youth Theatre conEdition has been master- tinues the Capitol Theatre fully adapted, working tradition of providing a first directly with Mr. Sondheim, class intensive theatre expeto retain the dark wit and rience to the youth of our grand scope of the original community. work, with a few lyric and Buy tickets online at key changes to facilitate capitoltheatre.bc.ca. high school productions. submitted by the Guided by the stellar Capitol Theatre

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Arts&Entertainment Change the World: Art as Activism Panel Discussion Thursday July 11, 7-9pm, Expressions, 554 Ward St How can art create social change? What role do the arts play in society? These are some of the questions that will be explored in the Art as Activism panel discussion, taking place Thursday, July 11 at Expressions. This lively conversation will include slides of artwork by the panelists and well as other inspiring artists. Audience members will be invited to ask questions and offer their own ideas and responses. There will be time after the panel for everyone to mix, mingle and keep the conversation alive. Panelists include artists Ian Johnston and Peter Corbett, community arts activist and educator Amber Santos, and curator Kiara Lynch. Touchstones Nelson

curator Jessie Demers will mediate the discussion. The event starts at 7pm and costs $5, $3 for members of Touchstones Nelson. The panel discussion is part of a series of events planned in conjunction with the exhibition Abandoning Paradise: The Northern Gateway Project, which runs to September 15 at Touchstones Nelson. The next event will be a double screening at the Civic Theatre on Wednesday, July 17, featuring Eyes in the Forest: The Portraiture of Jim Lawrence, directed by local filmmaker Miriam Needoba, and Manufactured Landscapes, a documentary on the photography of artist Edward Burtynsky. The last event in the series is a

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plein air painting workshop with Peter Corbett, from 79 p.m. on Thursday, August 15 at Touchstones Nelson, and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday August 17 in an outdoor location yet to be determined. For more infor-

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Dance the nights away in New Denver Thursday to Sunday, July 25-28 at the Bosun Hall in New Denver

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Lyle Clarke from the Edmonton area will be teaching advanced smooth workshops at the Slocan Lake Dance Camp

The Slocan Lake Dance Camp will be offering thirty-one daytime workshops in Latin, including Argentine Tango, Smooth, Swing and country dance styles. Two evening classes offer instruction for working folks and a dance on Thursday night, Friday night (infamous Polka dot party) and Saturday’s dine and dance – provide a chance to show off your new moves. Now in its ninth year, the dance camp brings folks from around the region as well as other from further afield together on the dance floor. It’s a fun opportunity to visit this pristine region

too, take a little hike, visit the beach and relax as well as the chance to hone your dance skills. Highlighting this year’s dance camp is Ari Levitt, an international instructor from Washington State. Levitt brings his own unique fusion style to the floor. Learn improv from a master: blend tango moves with swing or blues style for bigger fun. Singles are welcome and advance registration is encouraged. For full registration details visit: www.slocanlakedancecamp.ca submitted by the Slocan Lake Dance Camp


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Arts&Entertainment Buy crafts and dance at Expressions

Friday, July 5, 6 - 9 p.m. at Expressions CafÊ, 554 Ward St by Rory Case will be selling pillbox backpacks In celebration of this year’s made from up-cycled leather, tweed, ArtWalk, the Expressions CafÊ will and hand-dyed felt, as well as vests be open from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, and small accessories, Even Finer July 5. Doors will be open for pass- will have on display his bronze-cast ers-by to come in and check out the masks. Rory Case will have her space, grab a coffee, and look at acrylic painted vinyl records to decsome handmade jewelry and crafts orate any space and Robin Murray on display by local artisans. Recent will have her stunning handmade graduates of the Kootenay School of Arts will have some of their creations for sale inside Expressions. Sydney Evans will have for sale handmade sterling silver jewelry garnished with precious stones and gems. Brynna Campbell Wyman

earrings and pendants for sale. Local DJ, Adam Battery, will be spinning new electronic tunes as well as some old rock and roll vinyl records throughout the night. It will be a nice evening for everyone and we invite you to come by and join us in celebrating 25 years of ArtWalk in beautiful Nelson.

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Visiting artists reach out Friday, July 5, 6 - 9 p.m. at Oxygen Arts Centre, 320 Vernon St (Alley Entrance) Four members of the UK-based artist collective Bristol Diving School (BDS) have been undertaking a 4 week residency at Oxygen Art Centre. For ArtWalk 2013, BDS will activate the Oxygen Art Centre gallery space with an installation of different works that manifest the undertaken tangents of research. This presentation is part of an ongoing body of work developed by BDS, which investigates methods of processing information and associative learning formats. submitted by Bristol Driving School

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Opinion&Editorial Publisher’s note I don’t know what to do about the loud motorBy Nelson Becker cycles in our community. I myself, drive a little scooter, so I am all in favor of internalcombustion-driven-twowheel vehicles. But they don’t have to be loud. The problem is there is no way of controlling this. Noise by-laws are unenforceable. Some bikes are designed to make as

Nelson Noise much noise as they can. Those noisy bikes still carry visitors to our community who we want to appreciate and have them appreciate us. How do we let them know their bikes are too noisy for our community without insulting them? Of course motorcycles are not the only form of noise pollution. Cars with blasting stereos also contribute to the overall urban din. If I am to be truly honest, my scooter is not entirely quiet either.

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by Spencer Pollard

Canada Day Earlier this week was Canada Day, a day to celebrate the creation of Canada on July 1st, 1867. But what else does Canada Day mean to us and how else can we show pride for our nation? Canada Day is a day to celebrate nation pride and also a time to celebrate family. Some naysayers might bring up that the whole event reinforces old history and colonial myths, but everyone is entitled to their opinion. So what can be done to express our love

of our country? Well it’s generally been known that a fireworks show is shown in many areas all over the country, it’s a generally routine way to show pride especially in our town. Although what you do is generally up to you, perhaps delve into arts and crafts; write a song, something unique. Canada Day is a day to celebrate; I personally haven’t celebrated it in some time but with some fresh ideas and some genuine enthusiasm about my homeland; I’m sure next year will be great.

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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Flowers and a hugh bouquet of flowers to all our wonderful community workers who shared their jobs with our preschool kids this year. We live in such a supportive community! signed: a local preschool

Flowers to a local business. Your kindness, compassion and generositiy of spirit will be remembered each time I glance at your creation. signed: Still Touched

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Fish Heads to the lovely individual who left their bag of dog poop outside Fish Heads To The City our house. Please bring us of Nelson for now charging one to replace that stinky to use the Rotary Shelter at bag! Lakeside Park. Signed: Not our Signed: Why do we pay responsibility taxes!

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Opinion&Editorial Commentary: Green Energy Company Earlier on in April, I had the pleasure of visiting Princeton Co-Generation along with RDOS Director, Brad Hope. I would like to thank Glenn Smith and others at the plant for making this interesting and informative visit possible. Princeton Co-Generation, which was founded in 1994, owns and operates a 100,000 ton wood pellet mill and is the fourth largest employer in the town. It produces a much sought after carbon neutral green energy product. The pellet mill supports thirty five (35) full time equivalent jobs (many at entry level) at the pellet plant, and supports a further seventy (70) full time equivalent jobs which transport feed stock – saw dust and shavings from BC interior saw mills to the pellet plant, and deliver finished goods – fuel pellets and animal bedding products throughout Canada, the West Coast of the USA, and to Vancouver port for export to Europe and Asia. The pellet mill contributes in excess of $8 million per year to the local economy. The pellet plant exports roughly 60% of its product, the majority of which is being utilized in Europe to offset emissions from coal fired power

Alex Atamanenko, MP BC Southern Interior plants. South Korea is also emerging as a key market for 2013 and beyond. The current owners purchased the pellet plant in 2006 for a consideration of $5 million. They have subsequently invested a further $4.5 million in plant upgrades to increase the pellet plant capacity from 60,000 to 100,000 tons per year, despite significant economic challenges for the pellet industry during the last 3 years, recent and partial closure of BC interior saw mills, and the loss of export pricing advantage against the US$. BC provincial policies supporting climate change policy, renewable energy, and good use of forestry assets remain the key attraction for the owner-

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ship group, which would like to continue and expand operations at Princeton if possible. There were however a number of economic challenges which arose in 2012, namely significant unplanned mandated expenditure on pellet plant upgrades and electrical equipment, as a consequence of provincial saw mill incidents. Despite these economic challenges, the owners of Princeton CoGeneration remain very proactive and have managed to meet the additional unplanned expenditures. It is my hope that both the federal and provincial governments will be able to assist Princeton Co-Generation to continue its existing operation and potentially grow to meet an ever growing demand for its green energy products. Princeton Co-Generation has been a trusted and pro-active business and employer in the area for 18 years and is at the forefront of addressing a wide variety of community issues, climate change, and environmental issues, and continues to support and make financial contributions to local groups with strong community ties.

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Does Nelson suffer from noise pollution?

It’s summer time and the motorcycles, hotrods, construction workers, and people are bustling about. Do you think there is too much noise in Nelson? See editorial Nelson Noise on page 12

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/nelson_noise Last week’s survey responses:

Do you own any art by local artists? I feel so privileged to live in a place where creativity is so abundant. I have art, jewelry, pottery, movies, and music from local artists, and I plan on attaining more as well as making some of my own things in the future. It’s so nice to have a story behind the piece and say “I know the artist who made this.” We have very talented artists in our area and I love having original artwork by local artists on my walls when it’s affordable. almost all the art in my home is by local artDifficulty Level - Easy Classicists. sk9E000081 and some pottery Sudoku Difficulty Level - Mediumtoo. it feels good to know the stories behind them.

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Is there any other art? Joking, of course, but why buy out of area when the quality it there in the local artists. Determine what style one likes by attending a few KSA graduation shows or shows in the local galleries, then then start with one... then another... and another. One never regrets getting the pieces. I plan on obtaining several more pieces over the next two years or so Paintings, prints, pottery, metalworks, lots of all of them as we can afford them (just purchased a Nicole sk9M000107 Hobbs painting to celebrate our 40th anniversary)

Almost every art piece/ painting I own is by a local artist...the local talent is so good, why buy anywhere/ one else? 30 + pieces. Functional and decorative, large and small, bought, traded and gifted (given and received). From established artists to KSA students just starting out - and all treasured. We have an abundance of choice in our “100 mile (art) diet”! The majority of our art is from local/regional artists. All the art that I have purchased in the past 35 years is locally created.

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Nelson & Area: Fri. July 5 - Sun. July 14

lll Live Music

ll Special Events

lMan of Steel 6:45 p.m. and Fri. July 5 This is the End 9:30 p.m. at the lllRequest DJ. Finley’s Civic Theatre Irish Bar and Grill Sat. July 6 lllDrumsound and lllLive Burlesque Show at Bassline Smith at Spiritbar tickets $20 advance

llCraft and Music at Expressions, 554 Ward Street, 6-9 p.m. Free admission. llArtWalk Nelson 25th

Celebratory year Opening Night http://www.ndac.ca

Spiritbar tickets $15 advance

lEcoSociety’s Cottonwood Market at Cottonwood Falls Park 9:30-3:30 p.m.

lWalk In Peace Silent ‘circle walk’ - Lakeside Gates 1st & 3rd Saturdays 12-1

llArt at the Capitol presents: lMeat Draws at Nelson Legion. Tom Haukass - Landscapes. Reception 3:30p.m., in beverage room with Friday July 5 from 5-7 p.m. at 421 Karaoke after. 250-352-7727. Victoria Stree lThe Nelson Scrabble Club ll”Dying in Good Hands” meets at 1p.m. For further inforshort films at Kalein Hospice Society. Refreshmenst at 6:30p.m. show at 7 p.m. lGender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362.

mation, please call 250-352-6936. mation, please call 250-352-6936.

lMan of Steel 6:45 p.m. and This is the End 9:30 p.m. at the Civic Theatre

l Ongoing Events

Sun. July 7 lllNiko at the Hume

Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. llUlla Devine speaks on Emotional Freedom Techniques at at Unity Centre. lVendor markets 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Castlegar Station Museum, 250-365-6440 FMI

lHarrop Farmers’ Market

endor markets 10 a.m.-2 p.m. he Harrop and District Community Centre

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Service: 10:30 am. All Welcome. Ward & Silica, 250-352-5711 lSt. John’s Lutheran Church Service. Everyone welcome to 4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250354-3308. lCribbage at the Legion beverage room, 12:45p.m. 250-352-7727.

lNelson Storytelling Guild

meets the first Sunday of every month in The SelfDesign High Commons, upstairs in the Legion Bldg. at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Bring a story to tell. a friend and your open ears.

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Service. 10 a.m. All are welcome. 602 Silica St. 250-352-2822.

lAscension Lutheran Church

Service 10:15a.m. Rosemont Elementary. All are welcome. 250352-2515. llMan of Steel 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Theatre

Mon. July 8 lllSarah & Rich at the

Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. lQi Gong at the Nelson Seniors Centre 719 Vernon 10:30 a.m. $3 drop-in

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? North America is relatively low, with virtually all of the cases occurring in the Eastern United Pets - Purely Natural States. In Canada in 2011, By: Dr. Andrew Jones the Canadian Food Inspection Agency reported 1 dog positive Rabies- just the word alone in Quebec, and 2 cats positive in evokes images of fear, frothing Saskatchewan and Manitoba ( 3 aggressive dogs, and death. The animals total). British Columbia’s movie “Old Yeller” left a generalast positive case was a cat in tion convinced that Rabies vac2007. cine is a necessity, for all pets. In Rabies is easily preventthis article I am going to give you able with vaccines, but there are a better understanding of Rabies, concerns as to the timing of the the real risks to you and your vaccine, the vaccine side effects, pet, and what you need to do to and how often it needs to be prevent it, and let you know if vac- given. Most veterinarians advise cines are really necessary. giving the first rabies vaccine The incidence of Rabies in at 12 weeks, followed up with a

booster 1 year later, then to be given every 1-3 years therafter. Rabies vaccine is associated with a number of serious diseases, and these include: autoimmune diseases such as hemolytic anemia, polyarthritis, thyroid disease, anaphylactic shock, epilepsy, vaccine injection site cancer ( fibrosarcoma), and polyneuropathy (the muscles/nerves are affected). The risks of the vaccines need to be weighed against the risks of getting the disease. Based on the real health risks, I would wait until my dog or cat is 6 months of age before giving the first rabies vaccine. Do not give it in combination with other vaccines,

and avoid giving it if your pet is sick in any way. Depending on provincial or state laws, (as in many require you to have the rabies vaccine at certain intervals), I would advise having a rabies titre check performed by your veterinarian at 1 year, and only revaccinating if the titre level is not deemed to be protective. Immunologist Dr. Ronald Schultz’s has studies showing that dogs have antibody titres with rabies immunity 7 years after vaccination. As a pet owner, you should carefully consider vaccinating your pet for this disease, discussing the use of antibody titres with your veterinarian.

DISCLAIMER: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian. Dr. Andrew Jones resigned from the College of Veterinarians of B.C. effective December 1st 2010, meaning he cannot answer specific questions about your pet’s medical issues or make specific medical recommendations for your pet


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lQi Gong at the Nelson United projects. every Wednesday 6pm Mon. July 8 cont’d -Annex, Selkirk `10th St Campus. Church 602 Silica St 10 a.m. $3 lWalk In Peace Silent ‘circle New members welcome. small drop-in walk’ - Lakeside Gates, Mon & facility fee, first visit free.http:// lWalk In Peace Silent ‘circle Thurs 9:30-10:30 www.nelson-tech- club.info/ email walk’ - Lakeside Gates, Mon & lHeritage Harmony info@nelson- tech-club.info Thurs 9:30-10:30 Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming lGirls’ Night with Margaret-Ann lToastmasters: Improve your anyone! Tim 250-825-9694 or John 250-352-6892

at the Youth Centre. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656.

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 lMan of Steel 6:45 p.m. and This is the End 9:30 p.m. at the Civic Theatre

Medical Clinic 518 Lake Street Nelson noon lDarts at the Nelson Legion. 7:30p.m. 250-352-7727.

Tues. July 9 lOvereaters Anonymous Education Room Community First lllCliff Maddix and friends

Wed. July 10 lll Paul Landsberg at the

Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. lllOpen Stage with Estevan at Spiritbar door 8:30, show 9 p.m. l Downtown Market, every vendor sells at least 80% locally produced or sourced goods Downtown Nelson 9:30 a.m .– 3:30 p.m. lNelson Tech Club: for electronic hobbyists and Arduino enthusiasts to meet and work on

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

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lThe Nelson Scrabble Club meets at 1p.m. For further information, please call 250-352-6936. mation, please call 250-352-6936. Sun. July 14 lllNiko at the Hume

Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. lVendor markets 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Castlegar Station Museum, 250-365-6440 FMI

lHarrop Farmers’ Market

endor markets 10 a.m.-2 p.m. he Harrop and District Community Centre

lllSonreal at Spiritbar $10 lSt. Saviour’s Anglican lAlzheimers/ Dementia at the door Service: 10:30 am. All Welcome. Caregiver support group meetlGender Outlaws, a support Ward & Silica, 250-352-5711 ings. 2nd Wednesday Monthly. 7 lSt. John’s Lutheran Church p.m. Call 250-352-6788 or email and social group for trans and genJleffelaar@alzheimerbc.org for more info. lNelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resource Centre. Wednesdays from 12 - 2pm 719 Vernon St. Phone 250-352-6008. www.nelsonelderabuseprevention.org

Thurs. July 11 lllKiyo & Guests at the

Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m. llArt as Activism Panel Discussion at Expressions 554 Ward St. $5 /$3 for Touchstones Members 250-354-3910

der diverse folks. 250-354-5362.

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lWalk In Peace Silent ‘circle walk’ - Lakeside Gates 1st & 3rd Saturdays 12-1 lMeat Draws at Nelson Legion. 3:30p.m., in beverage room with Karaoke after. 250-352-7727.

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Service 10:15a.m. Rosemont Elementary. All are welcome. 250352-2515.

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