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Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 Vol. 3, No. 41

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Local musician, Dylann Heidi, will play at Ellison’s Unplugged Sessions, this Saturday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. See quick link page 4

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Nelson craft printers Jane Merks and Peter Bartl do a demonstration on Friday, Nov. 22. See quick link page 3

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Dawna Harp Pixie Mclennan is coming to Nelson to play a show at Expressions Cafe, Friday, Nov. 29. See quick link page 3

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Arts & Entertainment

Letterpress Printing Demonstration Friday, Nov. 22, 7:30 pm Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance) A demonstration of letterpress hand printing by Nelson craft printers Peter Bartl and Jane Merks will occur at the talk by poet-publisher-book designer Jason Dewinetz at Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre. LINK: www.oxygenartcentre.org

Unplugged Sessions

Harp pixie perfroms Friday, Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m. at Expressions Cafe, 554 Ward St

White Ash Fall plays at KCR Monday, Nov. 25 at the Kootenay Co-op Radio

Dawna Harp Pixie McLennan

Andy Bishop aka White Ash Falls

Vancouver’s own Andy Bishop is ready to road-test the new songs from his upcoming solo release as White Ash Falls, Over The Night (Light Organ Records), with a cross-Canada tour this fall co-headlining with The Fugitives. Listen to him here: www.whiteashfalls.com https://www.facebook.com/ whiteashfalls

Dylann Heidi followed by Seize Tonight Saturday, Nov. 22, 1 - 3 p.m. 523 Front St, Ellison’s Cafe Born and raised in Nelson, Dylann has been granted many opportunities such as playing at Kootenay One Fest, Keep The Beat, Ragnarock Music Festival, opening for the Kootenay Storytelling Festival, singing at the Edmonton Remembrance Day ceremony and playing the set before Heart at the Vancouver PNE. Seize Tonight is a female trio that will perform originals and covers. You can expect ballads, soft rock, country, groove, reggae, a little bit of everything. For more infor check out facebook: LINK: https://www.facebook. com/pages/Ellisons-CafeAcoustic-UnpluggedSessions/134317453293369

Dawna (HarpPixie) McLennan is an emerging singer-songwriterharper-spokenword-poet, who released a debut CD titled ‘Silence Finding the Missing Peace Becomes Song’, September 2013. She follows etheric trails left by a Lorinda Stewart Pixie muse, to find songs and poems Wednesday, Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m. that pulse with earthy imagery, and at Mary Hall, Selkirk College. soar on borrowed pixie She buildingwings. community since 1988 Entry by donation plays the folk harp: a large, and Come hear an extraordinary sculptural, thirty-six-string instru- story of hope, unwavering belief, ment capableof deep resonant bass courage and resilience. The love of tones, as well as crystalline soprano a mother for her daughter. Lorinda tones. Harp Pixie resides in the tiny has lived through one of the most village of Kaslo, extreme situations a parent could ever find themselves facing, negoLISTEN: tiating with kidnappers for the life www.harppixie.com of her daughter, Amanda Lindhout. www.harppixie.bandcamp.com Presentation suitable for young music@harppixie.com adults and up.

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Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

Arts & Entertainment Carnival of Wonders

The Christmas Pantomime

Thursday, Dec. 5, Dec.5, 6, 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 7, 8 at 2 p.m. Capitol Theatre The Capitol Theatre presents its 26th Anniversary Christmas Pantomime “Rapunzel” directed by Karen Agnew showcasing a cast of 55! Tickets are $15 Adult $10 Student/Senior $45 Family of 4. Buy online at: capitoltheatre.bc.ca or phone 250 352-6363

ePub101 workshop Tuesday, November 26, 7 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library ePUB expert Morty Mint takes writers through the brass tacks of this exciting new way to self-publish, including digital asset management, eBook conversion in a variety of formats, print on demand, marketing and more. ePUB 101 is a free workshop ideal for writers interested in electronic publishing now or in the future. LINK: http://nelson.bclibrary.ca/

Activate Sound for Water Saturday, Nov. 23, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the North Shore Hall Natural high improv sound and movement. All ages abilities. Alcohol and substance free experience. Bring Indoor footwear cushion /blanket to be part of the whole. North Shore Hall, past orange bridge, Left Johnson Rd, old building on right. Proceeds go to Duhamel Watershed Alliance for water. Drop-in $5-10. INFO: 250-825-7808

Elves are Coming Back!

Friday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside Resort At the Womagarium: Carnival of Wonders, guests will be transported back to golden age of the travelling carnival and explore the mysteries of the imagination with some of the city’s finest performers, a stellar silent auction, and other carnivalesque fun with all proceeds going directly to supporting the Nelson and District Women’s Centre. For more INFO: https://www.facebook.com/ events/32685446745279

Friday, December 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the 300 & 400 blocks of Baker Street Elf Walk returns to Baker Street for it’s second year, bigger and better than before. Building on the success of last year’s event, which saw nearly 1000 people make their way to Baker Street on a cold November night, Elf Walk is back to welcome Santa back to Baker. For up-to-date information on the event and essential Elf Tips, check out the Elf Walk facebook page. LINK: http://www.facebook. com/ElfWalk

Wuulhu – Bracken Hanuse Corlett Artist Talk: Thursday, Dec. 5 from 7-9 p.m. Workshops: Saturday, Dec. 7 & 14 from 1-4 p.m. The Oxygen Art Centre welcomes NorthWest Coast multimedia artist Bracken Hanuse Corlett as Artist in Residence for the month of December. Corlett hails from the Wuikinuxv and Klahoose Nations where he draws much of his inspiration from in making his art. MORE INFO: www.oxygenartcentre.org info@oxygenartcentre.org

402 Stanley St. Legion, front entrance Upstairs Dance the night away to a good mix DJ music: Latin including Argentine Tango, Smooth...those dreamy Foxtrots and waltzs along with the popular Swing genres and a little bit of country. A special feature is a chance to swap those dance shoes that don’t fit quite right and are lingering in the back of your closet. So bring ‘em along and swap them for others or sell them to a new dancer. For more information, contact: magic@redmtn.ca or 250-358-2448

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Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

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The RDCK Board agenda was too Friday, Dec. 6, 7-9 p.m. at the Nelson United Church, 602 Silica large to publish as one document so it is split: Street, is free to the public http://issuu.com/rdcknewsletTwo renowned Canadian scientists, ter/docs/2013-11-21-brd-agenDrs Thierry Vrain and Shiv Chopra, da-optimize_part will be arriving in Nelson, as part of a cross Canada Speaker’s Tour. They will http://issuu.com/rdcknewsanswer questions and concerns regardletter/docs/2013-11-21ing genetically engineered (GE, also brd-agenda-optimize_part_ called genetically modified or GM) 242ff58549870e foods and human health. For more information on the Nelson event contact Community Connect Day the Kootenay Co-op at: 250-354-4077 or Saturday November 23, 10 - 3 www.kootenay.coop How to keep Jumbo Wild p.m. at Central School Biographies and details of the tour: Connect is a marketplace of free Monday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m. Selkirk gefreebc.wordpress.com/ College, Castlegar, 301 Frank activities and resources for anyone in gefoodstour Beinder Way the community who is struggling to www.facebook.com/GEFreeBC Rob Meaney, from Defend Jumbo, makes ends meet. Each year Connect and David Reid, director of the West Kootenay Restorative Justice AGM offers easy access to a wide range of Kootenay Ecosociety, will be giving a resources, all under one roof. It is an talk on the decades-long battle to pre- Wednesday, Nov. 27, 6 - 8 p.m. serve the Jumbo Valley of the Purcell Nelson Chamber of Commerce, inclusive and family-friendly event. For more info contact Katie Mt. Get updated on Jumbo Glacier 225 Hall Street Resort development and its potential November 17 through November Tabor at ncoh@nelsoncares.ca impact on the ecosystem; Please 24 is BC Restorative Justice Week and, Light Up the Hospital! bring your questions. This will be a appropriately, Kootenay Restorative perfect opportunity to strengthen your Justice is holding their Annual General Pledge Day: Friday, December building community since 1988 Meeting. The AGM will feature 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Winter knowledge of this timely issue. Heartspeak Productions Larry Moore Wonderland, Chahko Mika Mall For more information from Kaslo, the producer and director of Enjoy Christmas music from contact: the film Community Healing Programs local school choirs, buy your ticket ph: 250-362-7424 with Rupert Ross. Wednesday evening’s for the Canadian Diamond Necklace talk and AGM is open to the public. Raffle, drop off your donation and pick a gift from under the tree, and For more info, contact To advertise in the Express News so much more! 250-226-7942 Visit www.klhf.org or call Update call 250-354-3910 www.krjustice.com 250-354-2334 for more info Santa is coming to town!!! Sunday Nov. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Fireside Inn Banquet Room in Castlegar Kenton XLR8ER is bringing us a live rockin’ fundraiser for The Castlegar Foodbank. This All Ages event. Santa will be in attendance Refreshments will be served. Live rockin’ music will be enjoyed. Please bring donations or non-perishable food items to 1810 English Ave. 250-365-2128

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Live Music

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lllSunshine Drive with

Clinton Swanson at Spirit Bar, 10 p.m. lll Bocephus King at Vallican Whole, 3762 Little Slocan Road. Tickets $12

ll2013 Banff Mountain Film Festival, 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre llKootenay Artisan Fair Friday Nov 22 noon- 7 p.m. at the Prestige in Nelson. llReading/talk by poet/publisher/ book designer Jason Dewinetz, 7:30 p.m., Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley)

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

llKootenay Artisan Fair Saturday Nov 23 10-6 p.m. at the Prestige in Nelson. llBalfour Hall’s Christmas Craft Faire 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.. Free admission. Door Prizes. Information 250-229-5265 ll2013 Banff Mountain Film Festival, 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre l l Canadian Federation of University Women Nelson and District General Meeting, 9:30 a.m. at the New Grand llSocial Dance & Shoe Swap

llKootenay Artisan Fair Sunday Nov 24 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Prestige in Nelson. ll Robin Hood: Dufflebag Theatre. A Capitol Kids presentation, 2 p.m.

Catching Fire, 7 p.m. at Civic Theatre

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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.

Helicopter and small plane flying. All ages welcome, Central School 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. $5 Gym fee

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7 - 9 p.m. Call 250-359-7545 or 250-352-1836

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7 - 11 pm. Legion, 402 Stanley St. Upstairs $12/$8: lesson and dance.

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llCandlelight vigil at 5 p.m. outside Nelson City Hall to mark the lMovie: Hunger Games: lMeat Draws at Nelson 23rd year of the protest and to call for Catching Fire, 7 p.m. at Civic lAscension Lutheran Church Legion. 3:30p.m., in beverage justice in Latin America. room with Karaoke after. 250- Service 10:15a.m. Rosemont Theatre lWomen of all ages get togeth- 352-7727 Elementary. All are welcome. 250lRotary Club of Nelson er to knit, crochet lace, make rugs & 352-2515. Daybreak meet every week at 7 lNelson Chess Club meets: more. Women’s Centre 10-1 p.m. a.m. at the Hume lCathedral of Mary Immaculate 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nelson’s Senior lGender Outlaws, a support Association, 717 Vernon St. All Mass, Nelson at 8:30 a.m and 10:30 Wed. Nov 27 and social group for trans and gen- ages welcome a.m. der diverse folks. 250-354-5362. lllOpen mic night at Mon. Nov 25 lCathedral of Mary Mass, Expressions Cafe, 554 Ward st. 6 lMovie: Hunger Games: Immaculate Nelson at 7 p.m. 10 p.m. Coffee,tea, gourmet hot lllSarah & Rich at the Catching Fire, 7 p.m. at Civic chocolate. 250-354-3910 Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. lSacred Heart Mass, Kaslo Theatre at 4 p.m. lll Paul Landsberg at the llWK Naturalist presental St. Saviour’s Anglican Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. tion. Come and hear how you can Sun. Nov 24 Church Food Pantry, 701 Ward help keep the Jumbo Valley wild. l l Kootenay Restorative Street (Silica Street entrance) 9lllNiko at the Hume Library 7pm at Selkirk College, Castlegar Justice AGM featuring Heartspeak 11am. Everyone welcome. Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Goodies provided. Please bring Productions. Refreshments. 6-8 your own cup. All welcome. Free p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 225 Sat. Nov 23 lllKaraoke at Finley’s Irish lSquare Dancing at Nelson Hall Street. lllBreakfluid at Spirit Bar, Bar and Grill 9 p.m. Legion. 6:30-8 p.m. Instruction 10 p.m. Twoonie cover llElephant Mountain Music llSanta is coming to town! A live given. $20 for 10 Dances or $4 Theatre will present “La Vie rockin’ fundraiser for the Castlegar lllDylann Heidi performs at 1 Drop-in. Students 1/2price. Bohème”, a concert performance p.m. followed by Seize Tonight, a female Foodbank, 2 - 4 p.m. Please bring lScottish Country Dancing of Puccini’s “La Bohème,”at the donations or non-perishable food trio at Ellison’s Cafe Sessions.

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Wed. Nov 27 Continued l Alzheimers/ Dementia Caregiver support group meet-

ings. 2nd Wednesday Monthly. 7 p.m. Call 250-352-6788 or email Jleffelaar@alzheimerbc.org lNelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resource Centre. Wednesdays from 12 - 2 p.m. 719 Vernon St. Phone 250-352-6008. www.nelsonelderabuseprevention.org

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 lMovie:

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No experience needed. Contact Angela onthetarget@hotmail.com

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.

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llWorld AIDS Day in Nelson, 7 p.m. Nelson United ChurchBasement lMovie: at Civic Theatre

l St. Saviour’s Anglican Church Food Pantry, 701 Ward for more info & to book a space Street (Silica Street entrance) 9lToastmasters: Improve your 11am. Everyone welcome. l St. Saviour’s Anglican public speaking, communication Service: 10:30 am. All Welcome. Sat. Nov 30 and leadership skills. 2nd and 4th Ward & Silica, 250-352-5711 Thursday of every month. www. lllWil (early show) and toastmasters.org lSt. John’s Lutheran Church Martin Horger (late show) at Service. Everyone welcome to Spirit Bar lNelson Women’s Centre. Drop4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250in. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and lllEllison’s Cafe Acoustic 354-3308. food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916. Unplugged Sessions presents Hot l Nelson United Church lKootenay Quilters Guild Tin Can followed by The June Service. 10 a.m. All are welcome. every first and third Thurs of each Apples , 1-3 p.m. 602 Silica St. 250-352-2822. month. - 10 a.m. at Christie-Lees lMovie: at Civic Theatre lCribbage at the Legion beverHall, Radio Ave u lNelson Chess Club meets: age room, 12:45p.m. 250-352-7727. Fri. Nov 29 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nelson’s Senior lAscension Lutheran Church lllDawna Harppixe plays Association, 717 Vernon St. All Service 10:15a.m. Rosemont at Expressions Cafe, 7:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation www. facebook.com/expressionsnelson

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

RCMP news: Robbery in Castlegar On Wednesday, November 13 at approximately 11:10 a.m., a male entered the Shopper’s Simply Pharmacy Castlegar, formerly Paragon Pharmacy, brandishing a shotgun and proceeded to rob the pharmacy making off with a large amount of Prescription medication and Canadian currency. The male, described as early 20’s, approximately 5’8”, slim build wearing a dark blue/ grey jacket, fled on foot out the back door of the pharmacy. A male was seen running from the area of the robbery

shortly thereafter. A composite sketch of the male the male running away from the scene was obtained (photo on the right). Castlegar RCMP are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the male depicted in the sketch. Please contact the Castlegar RCMP Detachment, or Crime Stoppers, with any information pertaining to the identity of the male at (250) 365-7721. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. submitted by Castlegar RCMP

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significant health problems such as lung diseases including: asbestosis, lung cancer, or mesothelioma. Smoking increases the risk of developing illness from asbestos exposure. With that being said, generally the home environment will be fairly safe for the occupants unless these products are disturbed such as frequent attic activities or renovations. The only way to know for sure if the insulation may contain asbestos is to have it tested. If you plan on renovating your home in such a way

that the insulation would be disturbed or attic activities are required you should take the proper precautions and have it tested and removed if necessary prior to your renovation. Vermicultie was sold under various brand names such as:Zonolite Attic Insulation, Attic Fill , House Fill, Home Insulation, Zonolite Insulating Fill, Econofil, Quiselle Insulating Fill, Sears Micro Fill, Ward’s Mineral Fill, Wickes Attic Insulation, Cashway Attic Insulation, Attic Plus, Unifil, Mica Pellets Attic Insulation.

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


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Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

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Kootenay business news

Columbia Power wins National Safety Awards During an award ceremony held on Parliament Hill last week, Columbia Power Corporation received the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety and the Vice President’s Award of Safety Excellence for Generation. Columbia Power was the only company within Canada to receive the President’s Excellence for Employee Safety Gold Award which recognized Columbia Power for its top ranking in both All injury/Illness Frequency and Lost Time Severity rates for three consecutive years. The Vice President’s Safety Excellence Silver Award recognized Columbia Power’s safety record within its generation business for two consecutive years. “Congratulations to Columbia Power Corporation on receiving this well deserved recognition of their high safety standards,” said Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy, Mines and Minister Responsible for Core Review. “The 359 people working on the Waneta Expansion should be proud of this record which pro-

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Columbia Power’s Acting President and CEO, Frank Wszelaki (right), and Manager of Health and Safety, Andre Noel (left), travelled to Ottawa last week to receive the awards; pictured with them is Canadian Electricity Association President and CEO, Jim Burpee, (centre).

vides them and their families with the confidence that their workplace is as safe as it can be.” The CEA is the national forum and voice of the evolving electricity business in Canada. The Association contributes to the regional, national and international success of its members

through the delivery of quality value added services. This year’s awards ceremony recognized excellence in employee safety in the Canadian electricity sector and honoured CEA member performance. Columbia Power is a Crown corporation wholly owned and controlled by the Province of

British Columbia. Columbia Power’s mandate is to manage assets and undertake power project investments as the agent of the Province. For more info about Columbia Power, please visit: columbiapower.org submitted by Columbia Power

New Cranbrook to Kelowna direct flight Pacific Coastal Airlines has launched a direct Cranbrook to Kelowna service starting Monday, November 18. The service will operate Sunday to Friday. It will depart Cranbrook at 3:10 p.m. Mountain Time and arrive in Kelowna at 3:25 p.m. Pacific Time. For the reverse trip, the aircraft

leaves Kelowna at 3:25 p.m. Pacific Time, arriving in Cranbrook at 5:15 p.m. Mountain Time. Before this route was announced, air travellers needed to fly from Cranbrook to Vancouver and then transfer to a flight to Kelowna, making for a longer trip. The new route came

about through a partnership between Pacific Coastal Airlines, Canadian Rockies International Airport and Kelowna International Airport. Kathy Cooper, Kootenay Rockies Tourism CEO was on the inaugural Cranbrook to Kelowna flight. “We look forward to working with

the our tourism partners at the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association on joint efforts to market this new service which we are confident will help bring more visitors to the Kootenay Rockies region.” submitted by the Kootenay Rockies Tourism


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Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

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Why do I (really) need my coffee in the morning? dr. science Christine Humphries

Judging from the number of coffee shops in Nelson, I do not think I am the only coffee addict in town! Coffee contains caffeine, one of the most common (legal) addictive drugs which affects the brain in the same way as amphetamines, cocaine and heroin. Caffeine is an alkaloid (nitrogen-containing organic compound) found in many plants including tea leaves, coffee beans and

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and release of glucose from the liver. Caffeine also triggers increased production of the dopamine neurotransmitter which activates the “pleasure centre” of the brain. As such, caffeine causes the body to feel very alert and content. Although drinking moderate amounts of coffee is fine, caffeine is addictive and can cause health problems when too much is consumed. Caffeine addicts trying to switch to decaffeinated coffees may have become hypersensitive to adenosine and sk9E000002 experience low blood pressure and headaches.

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

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Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

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Opinion&Editorial My Opinion

by Spencer Pollard

Civic Engagement The Civic Theatre is experimenting with getting more recent films at an earlier time and we, as a community need to make it a success. We need to attend these early showings to show that the Civic is ready to compete with other theatres. The Civic has been in and out of our lives for as long as I can remember and with these midnight screenings, the Civic is aiming to emulate a larger theater and saving us the trouble of having to head out to Castlegar

to see the latest movie. People such as myself who don’t own personal transportation can struggle to get to Castlegar at times so opportunities such as these can elevate some of the stress in trying to get out of town for a short time. Catching Fire is having its first showing on Friday, November 22, at 7 p.m.. It’s understandable if you can’t make it but if you have the time and the money please come support our local theatre and make a memory worth having. Come support our local theatre.

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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Editorial It seems that the whole world is aware of Toronto’s mayor and his trials and By Nelson Becker tribulations. While he has owned up to some of his problems, such as drinking in public and doing crack, he has become a laughing boy for the

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Rob Ford needs help world’s media. It’s very clear that he needs help and he has even acknowledged this, saying he has stopped drinking and that he is on an exercise regime to lose weight. The citizens of Toronto voted him in because they felt he represented their point of view. He has alienated much of his community and his council. One

of the roles of the mayor is to hold council together. Dear Mayor Ford: Please take a leave of absence. It’s not just about the drinking. It’s not just about the crack. There is an attitude problem here that has become quite large. Please get help, take a leave of absence and reassess your public life.

What advice would you give to Mayor Rob Ford?

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Last week’s survey response:

Where are you going for the holidays?

Comments: Wish we could go and visit Nana in Ontario but we do love staying here at home. Staying home with the family this year and looking forward to it. In the past few years we’ve been going to Mexico, which was fun, but there’s nothing like Christmas in the Koots. I am going to Asia (Nepal, Vietnam and Thailand) for 3 months. I am happy my family will be together for Christmas this year, as we were apart last year and it was sad. I always have marking to do over the holidays, but at least I get to do it at home. In that way, I am luckier than many. Unless the roads are dangerous and then I stay home ! and it’s in a warm place! Australia. Guatemala

visiting family 33.3% somewhere warm 22.2%

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stay-cation 33.3%

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