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Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 Vol. 3, No. 38

Silent auction for baby Jack

Tuesday, November 5, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (biding stops at 2:30 p.m.) at Expressions Cafe, 554 Ward St. 250-354-3910 Jillian and Aaron are trying to raise money for their new baby Jack. They are a family of five from Nelson BC. They have a little girl who is four and two sons; their oldest is six year old and their youngest, Jack is 6 1/2 months old. Jack was born with Down Syndrome he has had some health concerns. He was born with an Atrioventricular septal defect heart (AVSD) and an imperforate anus. He had his first of the three surgeries involving his bowel defect when he was born but the doctors want to wait until after he has recovered from his heart before continuing, as the next two bowel surgeries are quite long. He had openheart surgery on August 21 of this year. He has another big surgery coming up on the November 18. Jack and his family will be traveling back and forth every two weeks for the next six months for different treatment’s to ensure that Jack’s healing properly. Their goal is to secure safe reliable travel to and from Vancouver for the family as well as making up for some lost wages and to help pay for medical supplies. photo by nelson becker

Mom and Dad, Jillian and Aaron with their three kids; Mason, Ivreya, and Jack

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theClassifieds Health & Fitness


Pets & Livestock

WEEKLY HAY WANTED - large quantity of 1977 MERCEDESBENZ 300- VIPASSANA MEDITATION in Nelson or District: old or poor quality straw/hay wanted D White, engineGreat, needs anyone there? I’m interested to join for mulch. 399-4321 driverWindow, Lo-Mileage, prkd @PerrierRd. Needs2 Bmoved B4Oct31 551-2367 $1000

Automotive-Tires/ Parts/Other

4 BLACK RIMS from pontiac montana. 5 bolt. $100 Phone 250-3544193

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STONE BEADED BRACELET of house 4 month lease NP NS lower great sentimental value lost October 7 possibly in Wal-Mart or Ellison’s. 352-5245

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rosemount $1000 inclusive 250-3526926

UPHILL,NELSON,BRIGHT, 1 BEDROOM basement apartment.

Craft Faire. Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. - Free admission. Door prizbuilding since 1988 es. Information 250-229-5265

Garage Sales


Grown”Frozen Berries:Raspberries Blackberries strawberry’s Currents Basil concentrate. 250 229-4346


Black satin, w/tails. 20in @ shoulders, 20in from top to waist. ph/txt 551-2367 BEEKEEPING - HIVE boxes, foundation & frames. Michael 250354-1412.


and Sunday, Nov. 2 and 3. 9 - 4 p.m., 420 Houston St. Collectibles, antiques, vinyl records

mo inclusive. Looking for quiet, single tenant with excellent references, non-smoker. Pets on premises. Call 250-354-1449 for appointment.

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ROOM IN YMIR till May. $450inc

(wifi / laundry). Close to Whitewater Resort. No pets 250-357-0050.

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Arts & Entertainment

Strumbellas stops in Nelson Alt-Country’s The Strumbellas reveal their unique personalities in their brand new EPK, sharing stories about songwriting, the new album, their dynamic friendships and some key pronunciation debates. The new album shows that The Strumbellas have substance to back up their sass. Check out their Nelson show on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Spirit Bar LINK:

Theatre for Living

Mir Centre for Peace - Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m. 301 Frank Beinder Way, Selkirk College Campus, Castlegar. The Legion Hall, Nelson - Friday Nov. 15, 7 p.m. 402 Victoria Street, Nelson. Theatre without a net. No actors. No play. No script. Theatre for Living continues a 32-year legacy of innovation with a project about the corporate voices that live within our collective psyche. Joked by: David Diamond. For more information about the Corporations in our Heads tour Call: 604.871.0508 or

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Boeing Boeing Theatre

Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre 421 Victoria Street. Boeing-Boeing is a Mile High Comedy. Written in 1960, by playwright Marc Camoletti, Boeing-Boeing is the most performed French play in the world. Tickets are $35, Adult and $28 Full Time Student. Tickets are selling fast! Buy your ticket now! online at: 250.352.6363 Tues-Fri 12-4:30p.m. To watch the Boeing-Boeing trailer go to:

McConkey the film Monday November 4, 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Theatre Tix- $15 each or a pair for $25 at Gericks Cycle & Village Ski Hutt. In a film from Red Bull Media House in association with Matchstick Productions, McCONKEY White Ash Falls at the Co-op radio celebrates the life of one of the world’s ultimate innovators. It’s an homage to Vancouver’s own Andy Bishop is a fellow who passedbuilding away community a year orsince so 1988 ready to road-test the new songs from ago, an international legend in the ski his upcoming solo release as White community. It won an award at Robert Ash Falls, Over The Night (Light De Niro’s Tribeca Film fest. Proceeds Organ Records), with a cross-Canada from the film will go to a trust set up tour this fall co-headlining with The for the McConkey family. Fugitives. Watch clip here: LINK: whiteashfalls



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Capitol theatre Upcoming shows:

Boeing-Boeing: a mile high comedy Saturday, November 9 at 8 p.m.

Dufflebag Theatre: Robin Hood Sunday, November 24 at 2 p.m.

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Art Show

Santa is coming to town!

Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Old Church Hall. Kootenay & Victoria Sts, Nelson. Second Annual Pre-Christmas Art Show and Sale at the Old Church Hall. Kootenay and Victoria St. Saturday November 16. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Door prizes. Tea and cookies. Participating artists: Graham Hurst, Karen Guilbault, Keira Zaslove, Marilyn McCombe, Sue Parr, Linda Kope, Ryan Kissinger, Helen Kissinger, Kimberley Hyatt, Fiona Brown. For more information, contact

Arms and the Man Friday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. A fabulous cast of local professional actors present G B Shaw’s timeless classic, Arms and the Man this week-end, Thursday to Sunday. A comic masterpiece with just the right touch of profundity, it tells the story of two beautiful young women, one from the nobility the other a servant, who must choose between two soldiers whose world views couldn’t be more different. Starring Lucas Myers, Carly Brandel, Phil Sarsons, and Avia Moore - with Bessie Wapp, Richard Rowberry, and Martin Carver. Directed by Geoff Burns. LINK: TheNelsonTheatre

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Lucas Myers and Phil Sarsons play two very different soldiers in Shaw’s Arms and the Man

Heads up! The evening of December 6 is Santa on Baker Street, Elf Walk and lighting up Nelson for Christmas. Volunteers for the Santa part of the event, an NBA tradition, are welcome – show up at the Kootenay Coop meeting room above Hipperson’s on upcoming Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. and catch the Christmas planning, as well as the buzz on downtown developments.

New Unplugged time slot Saturday, Nov. 2, 1 - 3 p.m., 523 Front St. Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions presents another event with all new musicians to their stage starting at their new time, 1 p.m. with Charlie Jacobson and Holly and Jon. LINK:

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Free Japanese film night

The City of Nelson’s Cultural Development Committee is pleased to announce Nelson’s first ever Japanese Film Night, sponsored by the Japan Foundation, presented by the Consulate General of Japan, with support from the Civic Theatre and the CDC. The double-feature will begin at 6pm on Wednesday, November 6 at the Civic Theatre. Admission is free. The evening will feature two recent Japanese hit films: BRAVE STORY (animation, Japanese with English subtitles, 111 minutes) Start time: 6 p.m. and ALWAYS -Sunset on Third Street- 3 (Japanese with English sub-titles, 142 minutes) Start time is 8:05 p.m. LINK to IMDB: Brave: title/tt0778631/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 Always: title/tt0488870/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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A flash mob of zombies surprised Baker Street on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Students from the Wildflower school dressed up and showed off their moves to “Thriller.”

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Jimmy Juma: Peacebuilding Saturday, Nov 16 The Mir Centre will be hosting Dr. Jimmy Juma of the African Peace Building Institute as part of our Fall Mir Lecture Series. Dr. Juma’s lecture is entitled “Peacebuilding in Africa: Challenges and Hopes� and will be held at the Shambhala Centre for Performing Arts at our 10th St Campus in Nelson. Tickets are $16 for the public and $13 for students and seniors and will be available at the door. For lecture description and details, please follow the link below: %20for%20peace%20lecture% 20series/peacebuilding-africachallenges-and-hopes

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Community News

Rememberance Day approaches

Nelson Tiny Houses display Nelson Tiny Houses is hosting an open house on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3 at Ellison’s Market, located at 523 Front Street in Nelson. They will be showcasing their latest house, called the Acorn. Between 10 a.m and 4 p.m. there will be someone there to answer questions, give tours, and take orders for future building projects. LINK:

Veteran Doug Wood and Nelson Hampton Gray Sea Cadet Sebastian Bodine along with other Sea and Air Cadets were giving away poppies for donations this past weekend in preparation of Remembrance Day. photo submitted

Water Users Forum

You are invited to join the community at the Water Users Forum to be held November 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Nelson United Church at the corner of Silica and Josephine. Suggested Minimum Donation $10. This event is a fundraiser to help Correspondingly, don’t miss out support a local community’s needs on Dr. Juma’s Continuing Education to sustain safe, clean drinking water workshop! For workshop descrip- and environmental integrity.For tion and details, please follow the more information contact: link below: EMAIL: building community since 1988, 250-352-5274 centre-peace/mir-centre-workOR shops/ 250-825-4517 and-cross-cultural-perspectives



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Nelson & Area: Fri. Nov 1 - Sun. Nov 10



Live Music

Fri. Nov 1 lllRequest DJ. Finley’s

Irish Bar and Grill

lllWax Romeo, Spirit Bar

10 p.m.

llArms and the Man at the

Capitol Theatre, 8 p.m.

llHour of Remembrance - 7 - 8 pm . Kalein Hospice Centre and SelfDeisgn High will be hosting an “Hour of Remembrance” event to honor loved ones who have passed before us. This is predominantly a quiet event with gentle music. Guests are welcome to bring a photo and/or memento. The event will be held at Kalein, 402 W. Richards, Nelson. For more information please visit lWomen of all ages get together to knit, crochet lace, make rugs & more. Women’s Centre 10-1 p.m.


Special Events

llA New Tradition! St. Saviour’s Anglican “Cathedral” morning coffee party,10-11:30 a.m. $5, or choose High Tea offered 2-3:30 p.m. $6 ea. Heavenly Bake Table. Where friends meet -old & new! lMovie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, 7 p.m. and The Fifth Estate, 9 p.m. at Civic Theatre lMeat Draws at Nelson Legion. 3:30p.m., in beverage room with Karaoke after. 250-352-7727. lNelson Chess Club meets: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nelson’s Senior Association, 717 Vernon St. All ages welcome lCathedral of Mary Mass,

Immaculate Nelson at 7 p.m.

lSacred Heart Mass, Kaslo

at 4 p.m.

Sun. Nov 3 lllNiko at the Hume Library

lAscension Lutheran Church

Service 10:15 a.m. Rosemont Elementary. All are welcome. 250352-2515. lCathedral of Mary Immaculate Mass, Nelson at 8:30 a.m and 10:30 a.m.

Ongoing Events

lllOpen mic night at Expressions Cafe, 554 Ward st. 6 - 10 p.m. Coffee,tea, gourmet hot chocolate. 250-354-3910 www.

llMeeting of Senior Citizens Assoc. Br. 51, 10:30 A.M. at 717 Vernon St.Phone 250-352-7078 Mon. Nov 4 llTGR’s way of Life Premiere lllSarah & Rich at the

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

llMcConkey the film, 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Theatre

lSquare Dancing at Nelson Legion. 6:30-8 p.m. Instruction given. $20 for 10 Dances or $4 Drop-in. Students 1/2price. lScottish Country Dancing 7 - 9 p.m. Call 250-359-7545 or 250-352-1863 lQi Gong at the Nelson Seniors Centre 719 Vernon 10:30 a.m. $3 drop-in

at Spirit Bar, 7 p.m. followed by the Strumbellas. 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- 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 lStitch it up! Learn to use a sewing machine, alter clothes, mend, put on a zipper. FREE 9 a.m - noon at the Women’s centre.

lSt. Saviour’s Anglican Church Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Food Pantry, 701 Ward Street, 9-11 l Heritage Harmony lllKaraoke at Finley’s Irish a.m. Everyone welcome. Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming Bar and Grill 9 p.m. anyone! Tim 250-825-9694 or John lGender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and genllTime change! Fall back an 250-352-6892 der diverse folks. 250-354-5362. hour Tues. Nov 5 lBC Government Retirees lMovie: Cloudy with a lMovie: Cloudy with a lllDoug and Melody 6 p.m. monthly luncheon at the Hume Chance of Meatballs 2, 7 p.m. and The Fifth Estate, 9 p.m. at Civic Theatre

Sat. Nov 2 lllAdham Shaikh's Latin

Grooves w/Mooves, Spirit Bar 10 p.m. lll Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions opens at 1 p.m. with Charlie Jacobson followed by Holly and Jon. llNelson Leafs vs Osoyoos, Nelson Community Complex, 7 p.m.

llLocal Intelligence Gathering,

10 a.m. at the Nelson Civic Theatre

Chance of Meatballs 2, 1 p.m. and The Fifth Estate, 7 p.m. at Civic Theatre

l St.



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. l Nelson



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

lCribbage at the Legion beverage room, 12:45 p.m. 250-352-7727.

The Library Lounge

l Indoor



Helicopter and small plane flying. All ages welcome, Central School 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. $5 Gym fee lMovie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, 7 p.m. and The Fifth Estate, 9 p.m. at Civic Theatre lRotary Club of Nelson Daybreak meet every week at 7 a.m. at the Hume

Wed. Nov 6 lll Paul Landsberg at the

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

Hotel, noon, the first Wednesday of each month. For information call 250-7051.

l Overeaters Anonymous Meeting, Community First Medical Clinic, 518 Lake Street, Nelson, noon - 1 p.m., 250-354-4105

lNelson Women’s Centre

Drop-in. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250352-9916. lGirls’ Night with MargaretAnn at the Youth Centre. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656.

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What’sHappening Nelson & Area: Fri. Nov 1 - Sun. Nov 10


Live Music

lDarts at the Nelson Legion. 7:30p.m. 250-352-7727. lNelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resource Centre. Wednesdays from 12 - 2 p.m. 719 Vernon St. Phone 250-352-6008. Thurs. Nov 7 lllKiyo & Guests at the

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

lllJosh Martinez and

guests - Top Spin Thursdays, 8 p.m. Spirit Bar

l l After-school Little Rockers curling league starts Nov. 7! Fun curling for kids age 5-12. Nelson Curling Centre events/302060399936999/


Special Events

Fri. Nov 8 lllRequest DJ. Finley’s

Irish Bar and Grill

lllMatt Mays (early show) Shred Kelly (late show) Spirit Bar llNelson Leafs vs Princeton, Nelson Community Complex, 7 p.m.

lMovie: Civic Theatre lNelson Chess Club meets:

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nelson’s Senior Association, 717 Vernon St. All ages welcome lMeat Draws at Nelson Legion. 3:30p.m., in beverage room with Karaoke after. 250-352-7727.

l Cathedral of Mary lSocial Dancing at Finleys Immaculate Mass, Nelson at 7

6:30-8:30 p.m. Mixed playlist by Peter, no cover or Clinton Swanson & Friends lWomen of all ages get together to knit, crochet lace, make rugs & more. Women’s Centre 10-1 p.m. lMovie: at Civic Theatre lGender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362.


lSacred Heart Mass, Kaslo

at 4 p.m.

Sun. Nov 10 lllNiko at the Hume Library

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

lllKaraoke at Finley’s Irish

Bar and Grill 9 p.m.

llNelson Hospice’s Grief lllHollerado with Pup at l St. Saviour’s Anglican Spirit Bar Support 6 week series with trained facilitators. 402 West Richards. Church Food Pantry, 701 Ward llOxygen Art Centre’s AGM. Registration required, 250-352-2337 Street (Silica Street entrance) 9Sunday, November 10th at 7 p.m. 11am. Everyone welcome. lMovie: at Civic Theatre 320 Vernon St. Sat. Nov 9 lQi Gong at the Nelson United lllDessert Dwellers & Church 602 Silica St 10 a.m. $3 drop-in

lNelson Women’s Centre.

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

lKootenay Quilters Guild

every first and third Thurs of each month. - 10 a.m. at Christie-Lees Hall, Radio Ave u

Kaminanda, Spirit Bar, 10 p.m. llThe First Annual Kootenay Lake Summit will take place in Balfour from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. To Register please call 250-777-2955 or online friendsofkootenaylake. ca under events tab. llNelson Leafs vs Spokane, Nelson Community Complex, 7 p.m.

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Ongoing Events

lMovie: at Civic Theatre l St. Saviour’s Anglican

Service: 10:30 a.m. All Welcome. Ward & Silica, 250-352-5711 lSt. John’s Lutheran Church Service. Everyone welcome to 4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250354-3308.

l Nelson



Service. 10 a.m. All are welcome. 602 Silica St. 250-352-2822. lCribbage at the Legion beverage room, 12:45p.m. 250-352-7727.

lAscension Lutheran Church

Service 10:15a.m. Rosemont Elementary. All are welcome. 250352-2515. lCathedral of Mary Immaculate Mass, Nelson at 8:30 a.m and 10:30 a.m. lSacred Heart Mass, Proctor 2nd and 4th Sunday at 1 p.m.


Book Launch at Oxygen Arts Friday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. at Oxygen Arts Centre

Tension in the Middle East and serenity at the north end of Kootenay Lake are the subjects of books by two local authors published by two Nelson presses to be launched at Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre.Talking about their books and reading excerpts will be Nelson’s Ernest Hekkanen with his new novel Heretic Hill published by New Orphic Publishers, and Argenta’s Ellen Burt with her new memoir/nature essays collection When the Path is Not a Straight Line published by Maa Press. The Oxygen Art Centre is located at 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance).

The launch, part of Oxygen’s Presentation Series, is free ($5 donation appreciated) and open to the public. submitted by Oxygen Arts

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Book by Ellen Burt


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Emergency 911 NPD - Non Emergency (250) 354-3919 RCMP- (250) 352-2156 Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477

Nelson Police news: scam, break & enter, halloween Nelson Police have received several calls regarding the latest phone scam to be circulating through Nelson. The caller is a young man who makes himself out to be a family member and states he has been involved in a motor vehicle accident and has been charged with impaired driving, and as such requires money to get out of jail. Nelson Police are asking the public to understand that this is a scam and no money should be forwarded. If you receive such a call, and are unsure, please verify the facts with other family members before considering the request. On Tuesday, October 22, Nelson Police were called to the 700 block 7th Street, in Fairview, regarding a roll away vehicle. It appears the vehicle was parked in a

driveway but rolled across the street, jumped the curb and rolled down a bank coming to rest against a house. Upon removal, the damage was found to be minor for both the vehicle and the house, but a Provincial Inspection Notice was issued to the registered owner of the vehicle to ensure its future safety. On Wednesday, October 23, the Nelson Police responded to a Commercial Break and Enter at a store in the 400-block of Ward Street, that had occurred overnight. Stolen during the commission of the offence were some very unique items. The police are asking if anyone with information as to this crime to please immediately contact the Nelson Police Department 250-354-3919 or call Crime Stoppers 1-800-

222-TIPS (8477). The Nelson Police Department was kept very busy over the weekend answering sixty eight calls for assistance. Twenty two of these calls were directly related to the over consumption of alcohol and as a result six individuals were detained overnight for being intoxicated in a public place. Shortly after midnight Sunday morning, Oct, 27 officers were called to a Fairview residence when the occupant noted a male on her porch and trying to open a door of the residence. Members noted a male in the front yard upon attendance. When the male noticed police he attempted to flee. After a brief foot chase a fifty two year old Nelson resident, who was

known to the occupant of the residence, was taken into custody. The male was later released on strict conditions and will appear in Nelson Provincial Court in November to face charges of Breach of an Undertaking and Criminal Harassment. With Halloween happening on Thursday night and throughout the weekend, and with the excitement it brings to children, the Nelson Police Department would like parents to ensure your children are visible to motorists. Please have them wear bright or reflective clothing and or carry a flashlight while they are making their rounds and gathering their delicious booty. And to you motorists, please slow down and be extra vigilant. Let’s make this a safe and happy Halloween.

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, at approximately 10 a.m., the Nakusp RCMP received a report of a garbage truck on fire along Highway 6 near Summit Lake, BC. The driver of the garbage truck advised that he had been conducting garbage pickups from Castlegar, BC while en route to Nakusp, BC. While travelling near Summit Lake the driver heard a loud bang come from the rear of his truck which was then followed by smoke billowing out of the rear. The driver was able to safely pull the truck over into a pullout where he felt it was safer to empty the gar-

bage then to have the entire truck burn. RCMP attended along with the Ministry of Highways, the Ministry of Forests, and a local contractor from Nakusp with a water tanker truck. The fire was extinguished and the garbage was reloaded into a second truck. A berm was created with sand prior to the fire being extinguished to prevent contamination to the lake. Due to the nature of the event, and the location near Summit Lake, the Ministry of Environment was informed of the situation. submitted by the Nakusp RCMP

On October 28, 2013 shortly after 10 a.m., police and fire attended a logging truck accident on Hwy. 3B at Devito Drive in Trail. A fully loaded logging truck was turning left from Devito Drive onto Hwy. 3B when the load shifted and overturned the trailer onto the shoulder of the eastbound lane of Hwy. 3B. A large portion of the load went over the bank. There were no injuries and no other vehicles involved. A Motor Vehicle Branch Inspector attended, along with an RCMP Collision Analyst, and the eastbound curb lane of Hwy. 3B was closed for

Fire outside of Summit Lake

RCMP news: garbage truck fire and logging truck accident

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the remainder of the day. As a result of the investigation, the driver of the truck was issued a Violation Ticket under the Motor Vehicle Act for Drive without Due Care as well as inadequate brakes. submitted by the Trail RCMP

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Raising money for baby Jack The silent auction items will be available to bid through online Facebook event and in cafe at Expressions, all items need to be picked up by November 8. Facbook event and online auction site: 236195246545707/?ref_ dashboard_filter=upcoming

Some of the place’s that have donated items for our auction are Mountain Baby, the Kootenay Coop, Cottonwood Kitchen’s, Maple Rose, and Craft connection. You can make direct donations to Jack Colbert and his family by going to

Be safe this Halloween Halloween weekend is here. The Castlegar RCMP will have an enhanced presence to deal with any Halloween generated issues. Officers will be dedicated to deal with issues at Kinnaird Park, Millennium Park, Kinsman Park, the Castlegar Complex and any other potential problem areas that arise. We will be working in partnership with City Works, Castlegar Fire Department, Selkirk Security, as well as Citizens on Patrol (COP) who will supplying volunteers to enhance patrol capability. Police road blocks will be visible throughout the City. The Superintendent of City Works has ordered a closure of all three parks for the evenings of October 30 and 31. The parks will close at 2:30 p.m. on the 30 and will re-open on November 1 at 7 a.m.. Anyone found inside the park deliberately defying the closure order will be removed and charged under the Parks Bylaw. A $50.00

penalty applies. Parents are encouraged to reiterate to their children to act appropriately and ensure them that what may appear to be a fun prank, could have negative results. (ie: throwing apples at houses/vehicles creates damage to property and injury to innocent people) Homeowners have the right to enjoy their property and not be fearful that it will be damaged by fire or mischief related offences. Further, it should be reiterated that should they choose to become involved in inappropriate activity, they will be held accountable for their actions. It is important to become familiarized with the regulations relating to FIREWORKS and the contravention if found in violation. (Regulations included) Our goal is to provide a safe and memorable Halloween for all members of the Community. submitted by Castlegar RCMP

Happy Halloween Weekend

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Boat motor stolen from children’s camp On Wednesday, Oct 23, two volunteers for Camp Koolaree showed up at McDonald’s Landing to go over and do repairs during the off season at the camp, only to find the motor missing from the camp’s boat. The 25hp motor, which was locked to the small aluminum boat with a cable, had last been used by camp volunteers on Friday, October 11. The

boat was due to be taken out of the water for winter storage this weekend. Another user of the public dock says he had noticed the motor was gone off the boat a few days earlier but no one is sure exactly when the motor went missing. The eight year-old motor had been serving the camp mainly for transporting luggage and supplies across to Camp Koolaree, which

is accessible only by boat or by a two-hour hike on foot. The motor cost nearly $4000 new, however with depreciation, it is unlikely the camp will see any insurance money towards its replacement after the insurance deductible is met. This comes as a hard blow to the camp, which nearly closed last spring due to financial difficulties, but was rescued by an outpouring of dona-

tions from the community. Camp Koolaree has been serving the area since 1931, operating mainly with volunteer labour, and is a United Way charity. Anyone with information regarding this theft should contact the Nelson RCMP at 250-352-2156 or call Crimestoppers 1-800222-8477. submitted by Camp Koolaree

The Nelson Police Department recently conducted an undercover operation to determine the scope and extent of drug consumption and/or trafficking within our community. Several undercover members of the British Columbia Municipal Undercover Program (BCMUP) assisted in the initiative. Over the past several years it has been suspected that the sale of drugs in Nelson has been on the increase and that the drugs being sold are more potent and include the more dangerous types of drugs commonly referred to as “synthetic” or “designer” (man-made) psychoactive drugs.

Those suspicions were confirmed when fifteen individuals were ultimately identified as being involved in the drug trade in Nelson. All individuals encountered in this operation have been arrested and are facing numerous charges. In addition, three vehicles were seized via the civil forfeiture process. During this operation, undercover police operators were able to purchase and/or seize cannabis marijuana, cocaine, ketamine, gammahydroxybutyric acid (GHB) a.k.a. the “date rape” drug, ecstasy, morphine, and methamphetamine. Since the conclusion of the operation, additional drug

targets have been identified and the relevant intelligence from that process has been disseminated to outside agencies for follow up investigation. The appearance of the synthetic drugs in this City is a serious concern for this police service, given the known side effects of those substances and due to the fact that amateurs are often the persons making the drugs within illegal, hidden laboratories. Those individuals, often referred to as “cooks” mix various forms of amphetamine (a stimulant drug) or other derivatives with compounds that enhance the effects of their product. Chemicals such as

battery acid, drain cleaner, lantern fuel and antifreeze are often used to increase potency and/or increase the amount of product for sale. Citizens, especially parents and public educators, are warned to be on the lookout for substances such as those described above, and to speak to their children and students about the inadvisability of consuming such drugs. Anyone with any information on persons manufacturing and/or trafficking in drugs is asked to contact the Nelson Police Department’s General Investigation Section at 250354-3919. submitted by the Nelson Police

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Women for Change need your help Sexual and Reproductive Rights (SRR’s) are taboo in rural Zambia - not talked about within communities and difficult for outsiders to address. Using Women for Change’s (WfC) unique community-reach, longheld relationships of trust and respect, and proven popular education methodologies; this project will for the first time bring elderly and young women

and men, and traditional leaders together to examine and challenge cultural barriers and develop village owned, sustainable solutions and advocacy strategies. Bold but rurally sustainable, this bottom-up project places knowledge, culture, gender and human rights at its centre, compared to access/health-focused approaches that often fall foul of local cultures.

No community wants to see their mothers dying; this tragedy persists largely because it is hidden, and because people don’t understand their sexual and reproductive rights. Once this is out in the open, villagers will be empowered to develop and implement their own solutions. Please vote for the project now! submitted by WFC

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What causes freckles?

dr. science Christine Humphries

Freckles are small (13mm) pale brown spots most commonly present on sun-exposed areas of the body such as the nose, cheeks, shoulders building since 1988 and community upper back. Freckles appear in early childhood, around two years of age, usually in individuals with fair-skin and light-blond or red hair. Freckles have both genetic (an inherited trait) and environmental

(sun exposure) causes. In an earlier Dr. Science column, I described the role of the MC1R gene in the inheritance of red hair. It turns out that this gene also plays a role in freckling. MC1R is highly polymorphic, meaning that its DNA sequence varies between individuals. People who have variants of MC1R with unusual DNA sequences often have fair skin, red hair, an elevated risk of skin cancer and freckles. In one study, changes in the MC1R DNA sequence were identified (by DNA sequencing) in

60% of people with freckles. The degree of freckling was also positively related to the number of variants of the MC1R gene. These results strongly support the idea that MC1R is the major gene controlling freckles. How exactly MC1R contributes to freckling is not yet completely understood. Activation of MC1R in response to sunlight occurs in melanocytes, a type of skin cell. MC1R activation stimulates changes to the amounts of eumelanin (black/brown pigment) and phaeomela-



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nin (red/yellow pigment) in the skin cells. In nonfreckled individuals, melanocytes are evenly distributed and sun exposure results in an even distribution of eumelanin (i.e. a nice tan). Freckles might occur if the sequence changes in the MC1R gene alters its ability to make these pigments such that only patches of melanocytes produce a dark pigment. Remember to cover up and wear sunscreen during the summer – your skin (and your MCR1 gene) will thank you for it!

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In Memory

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Wuest, Virginia Doris

Virginia Doris Wuest, age 90, died Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at Cairnsmore Place, Duncan, B.C. She was predeceased by her husband Henry G. Wuest and is survived by her daughter, Bonnie (Morris), granddaughters Elissa and Kate (Rob) and two great grandchildren, Linus and Anna.

Virginia grew up in Whitney Point, New York, the only child of Everett and Claire Bowen. She loved animals, gardening, music, swimming, fishing, cooking, knitting, reading and trained as a Lab Technician after High School. She and Henry married in 1943 when he was in the Air Force. After serving in India during W.W. II, Henry worked for the Corps of Engineers and became Dam Tender of Whitney Point. Virginia worked at City Hospital and Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, N.Y. They both enjoyed luxury cars, golfing, cards and snowmobiling. On retirement in 1976 they moved to the West Kootenays in British Columbia where they helped Bonnie and Morris farm, enjoyed their grandchildren and new

friends and travelled throughout Canada and the USA. In 1988 they moved with them to Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island. They took great pleasure in exploring the island’s attractions. Virginia was a member of St. John’s Church, Cobble Hill, and also of the Cowichan Cat Rescue. She was a great lover of animals and had many favourite cats and dogs over the years. We shall always remember how much she enjoyed sitting out on her back porch watching the antics of the dogs while ‘smelling’ her flowers. For the past 6 years she had been a resident of Cairnsmore Place where she received the finest care from their dedicated staff. She loved being wheeled out to check on the flower gardens and to watch the comings and goings of residents and staff. Full of common sense and humour – she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A graveside service will be held at St. John’s at a later date.

Commentary: A Church Returns To School

by John Prochaska, Retired Minister and member of the Nelson United Church Fortunately for us in educational source - with drawing from experiences this community, there are knowledge and wisdom in Brazil channeling artistic many with the ability to see that the rest of the com- street expression, (3) street injustice and the strength to munity needs. Nelson youth (Christine Schmidt respond. The ability to see United Church resolved – Nelson Youth Center; (4) comes from their individu- last summer to reach out Don Warthe – youth orgaal life experiences and the and engage this unofficial nizer – Vancouver, BC and strength from within and faculty living and work- Mexico, (5) sexuality (transfrom the people with whom ing amongst us in order to gendered youth and adults they share spiritual lives. learn from them. – Ankors – Christopher Most have formalized spirBy the end of this year Moore), environmental itual bases that inspire and they will have invited doz- issues (1) Gathering of provide them direction. ens of organizations to send Eagles, Nadine Podmaroff. However it happens, representatives to be guests Rounding out these communities like ours are at Sunday worship services. appearances was Rona fortunate to have these In the space of two months Parks, Director of Nelson individuals and their orga- they have already hosted Community Services pronizations making our com- those responding to youth viding an overview. munity a better place, to issues (1) youth homelessStill ahead are: right the wrongs, to correct ness - Cicada Place – Joyce • Nov 3 - women’s the injustices. Collectively, Dahms-Wiffen), (2) youth and children’s issues with over time, they become an artistry – Amber Santos – Nelson Transition House

– Anna Maskarine • Nov 10 - spiritual development with Shambhala Meditation Centre – Cameron Wenaus • Nov 17 - environmental issues with Rural Development Institute, Selkirk College - Nadine Reynolds Nelson United Church is grateful to be learning from these many teachers; so much to gain; so much to enrich. Because of this they are looking ahead eagerly to a future of meaningful community engagement. For more information about these programs call the Nelson United Church at 250-352-2822

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Opinion&Editorial My Opinion

by Spencer Pollard

Limiting student computer privileges I recently Some schools have restricwrote about tions set in place, which I how using applaud, that might seem like social media devices such a detrirent to some students. as tablets and cell phones Some of these restrictions distract students from the generally ban sites that either education they need. School showcase inappropriate concomputer scans can contrib- tent or ones that distract ute to the issue as well. The from their studies. You’ll question here is what kind of be thankful when you get regulations are being put in through those years retaining place to promote academic some knowledge unlike othactivities rather then giving ers (i.e., myself). students influence to indulge In hindsight, perhaps in some procrastination relat- I should have spent more ed activities. time figuring out long diviOf course, depending on sion than seeing what the what variation the school is newest computer game was determines how you would about. I spent more time on limit the exposure to school the internet procrastinating computers. A high school at school then doing my student is more then likely to schoolwork and look where be more responsible then an that got me… elementary school student. Wait, bad example. 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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Fish Heads and Flowers Fish Heads Fish heads to those large dog owners who do not control their dogs from charging other dogs especially small breeds who do not understand what you are saying as you yell “he is friendly”! Being charged by something 5 times your size is threatening and poor dog etiquette.

Off leash does not mean out of control & yes it often “is the little ones “ . That is because they are acting from fear because of repeated attacks! And no, I didn’t make him that way! Your unbridled large dog and your nonchalant attitude did! Signed: Frustrated!

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O h no, not again, Spring ahead and Fall

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Time for a change to time change

back. Worse than trying to remember that I have to reset all my clocks, is the emotional and mental machination that

my body and spirit must go through in order to adapt to the so-called “practical adjustment,” twice a year.

I am all in favour of us following the lead of our East shore neighbours and abandoning this ludicrous manipulation of time.

Would you be in favour of abandoning the time change?

Last week’s survey response: Do you still dress up for Halloween?

Yes 40% Why or why not? Toooooooooooooo tall Not interested Yes, usually for a party. Dressing up is so much fun! I have three costumes for this year Too old.

No 60% No, mostly because I don’t know of any parties (until they’re already past “you should have been there” “you should have told me!”), and I don’t have the money to go out to a bar or club... otherwise, I love making constumes! No more gay dances to attend in

Nelson. Each year there used to be some wonderful event but alas it is no more. Even the bar scene is relatively limited. Mourn the lost of the Royal and live bands. halloween is good excuse to dressup and be someone else.

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