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Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 Vol. 3, No. 43

This is the last issue of 2013. The next issue of the Update will be Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

ElfWalk this Friday!

Contents:

Quick Links pages 3 - 7

Extended Calendar pages 8 -11 Police News page 12

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Put on your best Elf attire and welcome Santa to town, Friday, Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m. on Baker Street. Food, music, and best elf costume award!

My New Year’s Resolutions Editorial and Survey page 18

Expressions Cafe will be closed after Wednesday, Dec. 11 re-opening Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 for Open Mic

Only open for surprise events, watch the mini’s and facebook for announcements. www.facebook.com/expressionsnelson express@expressnews.bc.ca

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Arts & Entertainment

2013 CP Holiday Train Train of lights bring its magic to Nelson, Wednesday Dec. 11 This year the Train of Lights will be in Nelson to raise money, food, toys and awareness. The request is that you bring a non-parishable food item, such as canned pasta sauce, canned meat, peanut butter, rice etc. or a cash donation to the Railway Crossing at Lakeside Park for the Holiday Train Event here in Nelson. For additional information, a route map building community sincephotos, 1988 and downloadable pictures of the two trains visit: LINK: www.cpr.ca

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Elves are Coming Back! 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, 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

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Sunday Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m. doors at 7 p.m. at the Nelson United Church 602 Silica Street Enjoy Nelson Food Cupboard’s annual Christmas tradition and join performers Lisel Forst and Corky Evans, local story tellers Mary Mortimer and Barry Gray, as well as CBC reporter Bob Keating for a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Accompanied by The Nelson Heritage Barbershop Chorus. Refreshments served afterwards. All proceeds go to the Nelson Food Cupboard Society. Admission is by donation.

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Day of Dance Fundraiser

Arts & Entertainment Unplugged Sessions

Saturday, Dec. 14, 11:30 a.m. at 533A Baker Street The Moving Centre is generously donating it’s space to host a day of dance for the Nelson-Nairobi initative, Kukua Pamoja. Kukua Pamoja is a project operating in the slums outside Nairobi, Kenya, that offers recreational programs such as dance, music, yoga, acrobatics and art, as well as preventative health educational workshops to children and youth who reside in the ghetto. Cost of entry is $25 for all 4 classes or $10/drop-in for 1. We ask that people bring a nonperishable for the local Nelson food cupboard as well. All proceeds go to Kukua Pamoja. jamiemakena@gmail.com

Saturday, Dec 7, 1 - 3 p.m. 523 Front St, Ellison’s Cafe Ellison’s Cafe is proud to host a rare visit by Trevor Potts who brings an interactive acoustic pop experience. He’s had the privilege to play with some legends like Jonny Lang, Collective Soul, Sass Jordan, Richard Marx and his music has been featured in TV and film. Trevor plans to perform at Expressions popular open mic night on Wednesday and names some of his influences as Jack Johnson, Damien Rice & Jason Mraz For more info check out facebook: LINK: https://www.facebook. com/pages/Ellisons-CafeAcoustic-UnpluggedSessions/134317453293369

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Light Up the Hospital! Pledge Day: Friday, December 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Winter Wonderland, Chahko Mika Mall Enjoy Christmas music from local school choirs, buy your ticket for the Canadian Diamond Necklace Raffle, drop off your donation and pick a gift from under the tree, and so much more! Visit www.klhf.org or call 250-354-2334 for more info

http://www.reverbnation.com/ trevorpotts The Christmas Pantomime

Dec. 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

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Selkirk Chamber Orchestra

Selkirk Pro-Musica presents Camerata Strings, Monday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church Nine well-known members of the Selkirk Chamber Orchestra have come together as “Camerata Strings” to prepare an evening of glorious string music. On the program will be Mozart’s joyful Divertimento in D, Handel’s Concerto Grosso Op. 6 # 7, Barber’s deeply moving Adagio for Strings, and the ever popular Elgar Serenade. tickets are $15 at Otter Books or at the door. For more information, call Wendy Herbison at 250-229-5487

Write for Rights Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10-1p.m. at the Nelson Public Library and Sunday Dec. 8 from 11-3 p.m. at Oso Negro The Nelson chapter of Amnesty International will be sponsoring the annual Amnesty International Global Write for Rights letter writing event as part of International Human Rights Day. A Child’s Christmas in Wales Friday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre Celebrate the holidays at the Capitol with Nelson Youth Theatre’s gift-tothe-community presentation of Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.” Buy reserve seats online at: capitoltheatre.bc.ca or phone 250 352-6363

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QuickLinks Arts & Entertainment Lions Annual Variety Show

Fair Trade for Peace Friday Dec. 6, 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 402 Victoria Street (the second floor of the Nelson Legion Building) SelfDesign High is holding their annual Fair Trade for Peace Market organized by youth and mentors, cultivating an awareness of how we, as first world consumers, impact the far reaches of the world with our purchases. There will be a wide variety of crafts including home décor, textiles, and many gifts. All ages are welcome. There will be children’s activities and a cafe. LINK: http://www.selfdesignhigh.org/

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the Civic Theatre

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The show continues to be suitable for children of all ages and will be held at the Civic Theatre in Nelson. Tele-marketing sales will be starting soon so please be sure to answer your phone when we call The Last Chance Craft Faire and support your local Lions Club by purchasing tickets for your famSunday Dec.15, 10 a.m. ily or for less fortunate children in - 4 p.m. Harrop Hall. 6066 the community. All proceeds will McConnell Rd. Harrop. be used for our various community Great gifts, yummy treats, and great projects. artisan crafts!. Bring the kids at noon LINK: for a visit with Santa Claus!. Donations http://www.trevorandloreof food for the “Our Daily Bread” food nashow.com/Welcome.html hamper accepted at the door. For information call http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/ 250-229-5370 nelsonbc/

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Luminous - choral concert

Saturday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. & Dec 15 2 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre Nelson Choral Society with Cottonwood Singers, Noemi Kiss and instrumentalists. Nelson Choral Society’s upcoming concert, Luminous, is a musical celebration of light amidst winter’s darkness. Be transformed by “light, warm and heavy as pure gold” as expressed through music. TICKETS: www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca/event_details. php?id=576sub2929

Winter Celebration Reading Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Nelson Library Things get twinkly at the Nelson Library with A Winter Celebration. Nine local readers bring light to the darker days, and good music and food round out this benefit for the Nelson Food Cupboard. Hot apple cider, tea and cookies, and door prizes make this a warm, cozy gathering, with a few surprises. Admission is by monetary donation to the Nelson Food Cupboard Society. For more info on the Nelson Food Cupboard go to www.foodcupboard.org

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a live streaming of their performance from the Streaming Cafe in Kelowna

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no cover charge Experience the world of connectedness through technology in an intimate setting. t 554 Ward St.

no cover charge Experience the world of connectedness through technology in an intimate setting. t 554 Ward St.

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More Unplugged Sessions Saturday, Dec. 14, 1 - 3 p.m. Ellison’s Cafe, 523 Front St. Kevin Stanway will perform some instrumentals, vocals, mostly eclectic covers on mandolin. Jotham Corbett is a 19 year old musician from Nova Scotia who has sang and played guitar in a few bands growing up. April Lavine is an amazing new musician to our area who has worked with Ukulele programs and African drumming groups, but feels singing to be her best outlet to connect with community. As for instruments, April’s bringing a thumb piano, djembe and a tamboa to sing along with. LINK: https://www.facebook. com/pages/Ellisons-CafeAcoustic-Unplugged-Sessions

Angel & April with Steve Pierson Saturday, Dec. 21, 1-3 p.m. Ellison’s Cafe, 523 Front St. Angel is a singer songwriter who plays a wide variety of genres, from folk to country to blues, and some tropical in flavour. Steve Pierson has been playing the sitar since 1999. Prior to learning/playing this rare instrument, he primarily played the guitar since 1989 building community since 1988 LINK: https:// www.facebook. com/pages/ Ellisons-CafeAcousticUnpluggedSessions

Winter Solstice Labyrinth walk Saturday, December 21, 1 p.m. Indoors on a painted cloth labyrinth, at the Old Church Hall, 602 Kootenay St. Walk hosted by the Nelson Community Labyrinth Group. Free event. Refreshments. Welcome in the return of the light, as we celebrate the shortest day of the year. Share a moment of peaceful gratitude with your community, at this often frenzied time of year. contact 250-352-9630

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Friday, Dec. 6, 7-9 p.m. at the Nelson United Church, 602 Silica Street, is free to the public For more information on the Nelson event contact the Kootenay Co-op at: www.kootenay.coop

Capitol theatre Upcoming shows:

The Old Trouts: IGNORANCE

The Evolution of Happiness (Adult Theatre)

Wednesday, January 22 at 8:00 p.m.

Capitol Kids & Family show:

Fred Penner solo: The Cat Came Back Sunday, January 26 at 2:00 p.m.

Ballet Jorgen Canada Romeo & Juliet

Saturday, February 8 at 8:00 p.m.

Capitol Kids & Family show: FIGURA Puppet Theatre Peter and the Wolf Sunday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets make great holiday gifts! Buy tickets at www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca or phone 250.352.6363

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Coming up at Expressions Thursday, Jan. 16 Dan and Laurel and Sunday, Jan. 19 Steve Palmer, 7 p.m. Expressions cafe will re-open on Wednesday January 8 with an exciting month ahead! Ardent and downto-earth performers, Dan and Laurel will be playing an acoustic folk show for $10, on Thursday, January 16. The following Sunday, January 19, Steven Palmer presents a joyous blending of ‘original and traditional’ Country/ Folk, Gospel, Blues, and Ragtime at Exprssions. Listen to their music below and visit our facebook page for updates. LINK: www.danandlaurel.ca building community since 1988 www.spmusic.ca www.facebook.com/expressionsnelson

Jesse Cook at the Capitol

EcoSociety Winter Craft Fair

Thursday, February 27, 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol. Tickets on sale now With several European and Asian tours, multiple Canadian tours, a highly successful Public Television Special, and a recent five-month U.S. tour under his belt, award-winning guitar phenomenon Jesse Cook will bring “The Blue Guitar Tour” to Nelson BC! TICKETS: http://www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca/event_details. php?id=577sub2942

Saturday and Sunday, Dec 14 & 15, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Central School Gym The West Kootenay EcoSociety is once again putting on its annual Winter Craft Fair. New for this year, the Winter Craft Fair will run for two days, Dec. 14 and 15. This will give people more options to experience this wonderful event. It will take place at the Central School Gym at 811 Stanley Street in Nelson and will run from 10 am to 4 pm on both days. All of the products that will be on offer are Live Nativity on Baker Street hand- made locally so you know you are supporting the local econoFriday, Dec. 13, 6 pm - 8 pm my when you shop at this fair. 600 block Baker St, Nelson CHRISTMAS ON BAKER- 6 - 8 LINK: p.m. Live Nativity Scene, Music, Free www.ecosociety.ca Refreshments, 600 block Baker St.

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Nelson & Area: Fri. Dec 6 - Sun. Dec 29 lll

Live Music

Fri. Dec 6 lllRequest DJ. Finley’s

Irish Bar and Grill

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Special Events

lGender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362.

lSt. Saviour’s Anglican Church

lllStickybuds w/ Marty Food Pantry, 701 Ward Street (Silica

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.

Funkhauser 10 p.m. at Spirit Bar lllEzra Kwizera live performance from the Streaming Cafe in Kelowna on a ten-foot screen. Expressions Cafe, 7 p.m. FREE

Street entrance) 9-11 a.m. Everyone welcome.

llRapunzel: 26th Annual Christmas Pantomime, 7:30 p.m. at

Heart Mass, Kaslo lllLIVE DJ EVERY Sat. at 4lSacred p.m. night at Wait’s News,10:30 p.m. - 3 a.m. Sun. Dec 8 lllNiko at the Hume Library lllChristmas Remembered Concert, Choir, Handbells and Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. Strings Nelson United Church 7 p.m. lllKaraoke at Finley’s Irish lllRaleigh live perfor- Bar and Grill 9 p.m. mance from the Streaming Cafe llRapunzel: 26th Annual in Kelowna on a ten-foot screen. Christmas Pantomime, 2 p.m. at Expressions Cafe, 7 p.m. FREE

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llGuatemalan Beans and Rice Dinner to be held at 6 p.m., at Nelson’s United Church on Silica St. Fundraiser for Selkirk Nursing Students to go to Guatemala llWhitewater Ski Resort opens.

llElf Walk on Baker Street

Sat. Dec 7 l Cathedral of Mary Immaculate Mass, Nelson at 7 lllVal Kilmer and the New p.m.

Coke, 10 p.m. at Spirit Bar

lllEllison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions proudly presllSelfDesign High Annual ent Trevor Potts followed by Sally Fair Trade for Peace Market 5 to T & Rob Hay, 1-3 p.m. 9 p.m. llRapunzel: 26th Annual llKootenay Lake Hospital Christmas Pantomime, 2 and 7:30 Foundation: Light Up the Hospital! p.m. at the Capitol Theatre Pledge Day. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in llBlewett School Christmas Winter Wonderland, Chahko Mika Craft Faire, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $2 Mall admission llArt Opening at the ll27th Annual Kaslo Light Booksmyth, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Up Celebration, 3 – 7 p.m. on Front Paintings by Andrea Gardner and Street Heather Hutchinson. llSelfDesign High Annual llBlewett School Christmas Craft Faire, 2:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. $2 Fair Trade for Peace Market 10 5:30

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llAmnesty International Write for Rights. Oso Negro 11-3

p.m. Will you join us? Inspiration, information www.writeathon.ca

llNelson Storytelling Guild

meeting at the Booksmyth bookstore

er to knit, crochet lace, make rugs & more. Women’s Centre 10-1 p.m. lMovie: All is Lost, 7 p.m. and Last Vegas, 9:15 p.m. at Civic Theatre

llThe Royal On Baker’s Local Social, 8 p.m. $10 cover charge

Phone 1-888-761-3301. Divine purpose, serving community developing relationships

Service. Everyone welcome to 4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250354-3308.

l Nelson United Church

lMovie: All is Lost, 9:15 p.m. Service. 10 a.m. All are welcome.

and Last Vegas, 7 p.m. at Civic Theatre

Ongoing Events

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.

Mon. Dec 9 l l l Selkirk Pro-Musica presents Camerata Strings, 7:30

p.m. at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church lllSarah & Rich at the Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. lScottish Country Dancing 7 - 9 p.m. Call 250-359-7545 or 250-352-1863 CANCELLED until Jan. 6 lQi Gong at the Nelson Seniors Centre 719 Vernon 10:30 a.m. $3 drop-in

l Heritage Harmony Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming

anyone! Tim 250-825-9694 or John on Baker Street. 7 p.m. 250-352-6892 l Movie: All is Lost, 7 p.m. Tues. Dec 10 and Last Vegas, 1 p.m. at Civic Theatre lllDoug and Melody 6 p.m. lKootenay Christian Fellowship The Library Lounge at 10:30 a.m. 520 Falls Street. l Indoor Radio Control

l St. Saviour’s Anglican llAmnesty International Service: 10:30 am. All Welcome. lSocial Dancing at Finleys Ward & Silica, 250-352-5711 Write for Rights. Nelson Library 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mixed playlist by 10-1 p.m. Will you join us? Peter, no cover or Clinton Swanson lSt. John’s Lutheran Church lWomen of all ages get togeth-

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602 Silica St. 250-352-2822.

Helicopter and small plane flying. All ages welcome, Central School 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. $5 Gym fee lMovie: All is Lost, 7 p.m. and Last Vegas, 9:15 p.m. at Civic Theatre lRotary Club of Nelson Daybreak meet every week at 7 a.m. at the Hume

Wed. Dec 11 lllOpen mic night at

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


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Nelson & Area: Fri. Dec 6 - Sun. Dec 29 lll

Live Music

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Special Events

l Overeaters Anonymous Meeting, Community First Medical

Wed. Dec 11 continued lll Paul Landsberg at the Clinic, 518 Lake Street, Nelson,

Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. lll Paul Langlois of the Tragically Hip, 8 p.m. at the Spirit Bar

noon - 1 p.m., 250-354-4105

Fri. Dec 13 lllRequest DJ. Finley’s

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llCFUW Nelson and District Club is hosting its Holiday Lunch 12 p.m. at the Banquet Hall of the New Grand Hotel

lllLongwalkshortdock with llFundraiser for Kukua RIM visuals at Spirit Bar, 10 p.m. Drop-in. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothPamoja-a youth centre in ghetto ing and food. 420 Mill St. 250llBackyard Booty at the outside of Nairobi, which offers Capitol Theatre, 8 p.m. Tickets $20. recreational and preventative health llCP Holiday Train Stops in 352-9916. Nelson, 6:45 p.m. lGirls’ Night with MargaretllEUCHRE: come play on programs. The Moving Centre 11:30 Ann at the Youth Centre. 6:30 p.m. Fridays at Seniors’ Center, 717 a.m - 4:30 p.m. llChristmas Open House. 38 p.m.Join us for mini-treatments - 8 p.m. 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352- Vernon St., Call 250-352-7078 l l EcoSociety Christmas and drink, eat and be pampered! 5656. lSocial Dancing at Finleys Craft Fair, at the Central School Mountain Waters Spa and Wellness lNelson & Area Elder Abuse 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mixed playlist by Gym at 811 Stanley Street in Nelson Prevention Resource Centre. Peter, no cover or Clinton Swanson from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. l Alzheimers/ Dementia Wednesdays from 12 - 2pm 719 & Friends Caregiver support group meet- Vernon St. Phone 250-352-6008. llQueens Bay Christmas ings. 2nd Wednesday Monthly. 7 www.nelsonelderabuseprevention.org lWomen of all ages get togeth- Craft Faire, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. All p.m. Call 250-352-6788 or email Jleffelaar@alzheimerbc.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 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. lDarts at the Nelson Legion. 7:30p.m. 250-352-7727.

lNelson Women’s Centre

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Thurs. Dec 12 more. Women’s Centre 10-1 p.m. lllKiyo & Guests at the lMovie: The Hobbit: The

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

lllSelkirk College R&B

ensemble at Spirit Bar, 10 p.m. llThe Crash Reel presented by Baldface Lodge, 7:30 p.n. at Civic Theatre. Door prizes! lMovie: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 10 p.m. at Civic Theatre lQi Gong at the Nelson United Church 602 Silica St 10 a.m. $3 drop-in lLadies Target Shooting. No experience needed. Contact Angela onthetarget@hotmail.com for

more info & to book a space lToastmasters: Improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. www. toastmasters.org lNelson Women’s Centre. Dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916.

lKootenay Quilters Guild

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

Desolation of Smaug at Civic Theatre lGender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362.

l St. Saviour’s Anglican Church Food Pantry, 701 Ward Street (Silica Street entrance) 911am. Everyone welcome. Sat. Dec 14 lllLuminous: a celebration

of light, 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Nelson Choral Society with Cottonwood Singers and special guests performing Bach’s Cantata 82a lllMeow Mix at Spirit Bar, 10 p.m. lllLIVE DJ EVERY Sat. night at Wait’s News,10:30 p.m. - 3 a.m.

lllKevin Stanway, Jotham

Corbett & April Lavine perform at Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions, 1-3 p.m.

llKaslo Christmas Artisan Market, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Kaslo Hotel

Proceeds go to the Colbert Family llNelson Leafs vs. Golden, 7 p.m. at the Nelson Community Complex lMovie: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at 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. lCathedral of Mary Immaculate Mass, Nelson at 7 p.m. lSacred Heart Mass, Kaslo at 4 p.m.

Sun. Dec 15 lllNiko at the Hume Library

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

lllKaraoke at Finley’s Irish

Bar and Grill 9 p.m.

lllLuminous: a celebration

of light, 2 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Nelson Choral Society with Cottonwood Singers and special guests performing Bach’s Cantata 82a

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ll La Leche League Nelson Sun. Dec 15 continued - breastfeeding information and llEcoSociety Christmas Craft support, 1 p.m. 312 Silica Street. Fair, at the Central School Gym at lMovie: The Hobbit: The 811 Stanley Street in Nelson from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

llYmir Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Community Hall - baking, crafts, hot lunch, xcountry skiing llLast Chance Christmas

Craft Faire, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Harrop Hall. 6066 McConnell Rd. Harrop. lMovie: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at Civic Theatre

l Kootenay Christian Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. 520 Falls

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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.

Mon. Dec 16 lllSarah & Rich at the

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Desolation of Smaug at Civic Theatre lScottish Country Dancing 7 - 9 p.m. Call 250-359-7545 or 250-352-1863 CANCELLED until Jan. 6 lQi Gong at the J PNelson Seniors Centre 719 Vernon 10:30 a.m. $3 drop-in

l Heritage Harmony Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming

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Helicopter and small plane flying. All ages welcome, Central School 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. $5 Gym fee lMovie: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at Civic Theatre lRotary Club of Nelson Daybreak meet every week at 7 a.m. at the Hume Wed. Dec 18g lll Paul Landsberg at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m. lMovie: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at Civic Theatre 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. lDarts at the Nelson Legion. 7:30p.m. 250-352-7727.

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tronic hobbyists and Arduino enthusiasts to meet and work on projects. every Wednesday 6pm -Annex, Selkirk `10th St Campus. New members welcome. small facility fee, first visit free.http:// www.nelson-tech- club.info/ email info@nelson- tech-club.info lLearn to make a QUILT with Susan Foot at the Women’s Centre 9-11.45 call 551-4951

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llA Child’s Christmas in Wales - Nelson Youth Theatre at l Overeaters Anonymous the Capitol Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Meeting, Community First Medical llNelson Leafs vs. Castelgar, Clinic, 518 Lake Street, Nelson, lNelson Women’s Centre

Drop-in. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250352-9916. lGirls’ Night with Margaret-Ann at the Youth Centre. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656. lNelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resource Centre. Wednesdays from 12 - 2pm 719 Vernon St. Phone 250-352-6008. www.nelsonelderabuseprevention. org

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Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. lllJ Phlip of Dirty Bird Records at the Spirit Bar, 10 p.m. lMovie: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at Civic Theatre lQi Gong at the Nelson United Church 602 Silica St 10 a.m. $3 drop-in lLadies Target Shooting. No experience needed. Contact Angela onthetarget@hotmail.com for more

info & to book a space lNelson Women’s Centre. Dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916.

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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: The Conjuring and Red 2 at Civic Theatre lGender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-3545362.

l St. Saviour’s Anglican Church Food Pantry, 701 Ward Street (Silica Street entrance) 911am. Everyone welcome. Sat. Dec 21 lllAngel & April followed by Steve Pierson on sitar perform at Ellison’s Cafe’s 6th anniversary, 1-3 p.m.

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Sat. Dec 21 continued llKaslo Christmas Artisan Market, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Kaslo Hotel llWinter Solstice Indoor Labyrinth Walk. Old Church Hall, 602 Kootenay Street. 1 p.m.. 250-352-9630. Everyone welcome. 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.

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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.

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l Kootenay Christian Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. 520 Falls 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mixed playlist by Street. Phone 1-888-761-3301. Peter, no cover or Clinton Swanson Divine purpose, serving commulSocial Dancing at Finleys

& Friends nity developing relationships Mon. Dec 23 lWomen of all ages get togethl St. Saviour’s Anglican lllSarah & Rich at the er to knit, crochet lace, make rugs & Service: 10:30 am. All Welcome. Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m. more. Women’s Centre 10-1 p.m. Ward & Silica, 250-352-5711 lScottish Country Dancing lGender Outlaws, a support lSt. John’s Lutheran Church 7 - 9 p.m. Call 250-359-7545 and social group for trans and genor 250-352-1863 CANCELLED until Jan. 6 lQi Gong at the Nelson Seniors Centre 719 Vernon 10:30 a.m. $3 drop-in

der diverse folks. 250-354-5362.

Service. Everyone welcome to 4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250354-3308.

l St. Saviour’s Anglican Church Food Pantry, 701 Ward l Nelson United Church Street (Silica Street entrance) 9- Service. 10 a.m. All are welcome. 11am. Everyone welcome. 602 Silica St. 250-352-2822. Sun. Dec 22 l Heritage Harmony Sat. Dec 28 lCribbage at the Legion beverlllNiko at the Hume Library Barbershop Chorus. Welcoming community since 1988 age room, 12:45p.m. 250-352-7727 Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. anyone! Tim 250-825-9694 or John building lllSmalltown DJ’s, 10 p.m. 250-352-6892 at Spirit Bar lAscension Lutheran Church lllKaraoke at Finley’s Irish Service 10:15a.m. Rosemont Tues. Dec 24 lNelson Chess Club meets: 9 a.m. Bar and Grill 9 p.m. Elementary. All are welcome. 250lllDoug and Melody 6 p.m. - 1 p.m. Nelson’s Senior Association, 352-2515. l l Charles Dickens’ A 717 Vernon St. All ages welcome Christmas Carol - annual fund- The Library Lounge lCathedral of Mary Immaculate lMeat Draws at Nelson Legion. lRotary Club of Nelson raiser for Nelson Food Cupboard, Mass, Nelson at 8:30 a.m and 10:30 3:30p.m., in beverage room with Daybreak meet every week at 7 Nelson United Church 7:30 p.m. a.m. Karaoke after. 250-352-7727. a.m. at the Hume llSanta visits WH20 - Make lSacred Heart Mass, Proctor lCathedral of Mary Immaculate Wed. Dec 25 sure to give Santa a high five and 2nd and 4th Sunday at 1 p.m. Mass, Nelson at 7 p.m. snap a shot riding with the ol’ man! lll Paul Landsberg at the

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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: be safe this holiday season With the upcoming holidays approaching, the Nelson Police Department would like to take this opportunity, as we do every year, to wish you and all your loved ones a happy and safe holiday season. The Nelson Police Department recognizes that there will

be holiday festivities occurring and would like remind all to make safe choices in the upcoming weeks. The Nelson Police Department would like to encourage those participating in holiday festivities to not drink and drive, ensure you have alternative transportation,

and ensure that you have a safety plan in place including: not leaving any drinks or food unattended, making sure someone else knows where you are going and when you are planning to return, taking your mobile phone with you, reporting any suspicious activity to

staff, party hosts, or police. If there is any other information that we can provide to you that may assist you in planning a safe and happy Holiday, please feel free to contact us at 250354-3919. submitted by the Nelson City Police

Sunday, Dec 1, at 9:30 p.m., The Nelson Fire Department responded to reports of 2 separate accidents on highway 3a, two and five kilometers west of Nelson. The on-duty crew responded to the first call, finding 2 vehicles with extensive damage. Airbags had deployed in the cars, but injuries were minor. One patient was transported to hospital by a family member. Slippery road conditions, a result of warm, wet snow, were a contributing factor. Before the first accident had been cleaned up, a second call for an accident on Hwy 3a came in. Off-duty members were called in to attend. This accident involved a single vehicle which had slid off the road and down the embankment towards the railroad tracks. Again, extensive damage had occurred, but injuries appeared to be minor. With the arrival of the wet, slippery snow, citizens of Nelson should be sure to have good snow tires, and to ensure they are ready for winter driving. Proper snow tires, indicated by the snowflake symbol on the side of the tire, greatly improves a

vehicle’s handling capabilities in snowy conditions. At 1039 hours, a citizen reported a tree had contacted a power line on Wasson St, resulting in sparks, flame, and smoke in the tree. Heavy snow had caused the branch to come into contact with the line. The fire self-extinguished in the wet conditions, once the tree was no longer touching the line. Nelson Fire Rescue attended the scene to assess the fire risk and to keep the public clear of the hazardous area until Nelson Hydro crews were able to trim the tree, mitigating the problem. Nelson Fire Rescue and Nelson Hydro reminds the public to stay 10 metres away from the base of any tree that has contacted a power line and to call the Hydro Problem Reporting line at 1-877-3249376 (1-877-32-HYDRO). submitted by the Nelson Fire Department

Agent observed a male and female hitchhiking on the Highway near Salmo while driving to work. When they arrived at work the CBSA worker noticed an alert that had been sent out from American authorities that matched the description of the two hitch hikers that had earlier been seen. Police in Salmo and Trail were alerted and conducted enquiries throughout the area in an effort to determine which direction of travel the male and female took. The couple was located by the Elk Valley Detachment and with further descriptions of tattoos and body marks being provided by the American authorities it was determined that the male and female were not involved and were not the wanted fugitives been sought out. It does appear as though this information has been spread through the community by social media sites and the Trail and Greater District RCMP would like the actual details and result of the investigation known to the public. On Saturday, Nov, 30, at approximately 09:02 p.m., Trail RCMP were dispatched

to a single vehicle motor vehicle crash involving an automobile on Hwy 3B just south of Fruitvale. Initial investigation has revealed that the vehicle was driven by a female with three male passengers when the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle was travelling north on Hwy 3B when it went off road right and down over an embankment. A male passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene while the driver sustained very serious injuries. The other two passengers received only minor injuries. The RCMP continue to investigate and have not ruled out speed or alcohol. Investigation has also revealed that two unidentified individuals were on scene assisting but departed prior to police arrival. Investigators encourage these and any other witnesses to come forward as they may have information that could assist in the investigation. The BC Coroner Service and the RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services are continuing to investigate this collision. Submitted by the Trail and Greater District RCMP

RCMP news: Multiple Vehicle accidents, US Fugitive

Trail and Greater District RCMP have been fielding several enquiries about a possible US Fugitive that may be in the area of Fruitvale. On November 25, a Canadian Border Services


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Cleaning up the basement fundraiser for Fire Department Saturday Dec. 7, 9 a.m. at the Royal on Baker, Fundraiser for the Nelson Fire Department The Royal hotel is Foundation provides med- Royal hotel and the Fire having a garage sale to ical research and treat- Department, we invite clean up the basement. As ment to burn victims from everyone to the Royal hotel this was an order from the across BC. Six or more on Saturday, Dec. 7 to buy Fire Department, Owner/ residence from Nelson a piece of the history of Manager Luke Menkes has have benefited from the the Royal and or just drop decided to put the money Burn Foundation. The by to make a donation to towards a Fire Department Burn Foundation also runs the BC Firefighters Burn charity. After consulting an outdoor camp for young Foundation. with the members of the victims of accidental burns. Nelson Fire Chief department we have gra- The Nelson Firefighters Simon Grypma and memciously accepted the offer will be assisting in send- bers of the Nelson Fire and will put the money ing a young burn victim to Department are challenging raised from the garage the burn camp this coming all Regional Fire Chiefs and sale towards a donation to summer. thier departments as well the BC Firefighters Burn On behalf of the man- as Nelson Police, RCMP Foundation. The Burn agement and staff of the and BC Ambulance to see

who can deliver the most food to the 8th Annual Miracle Marathon coming up December 7. This is a food drive that goes on in 5 different regions in the Kootenays simultaneously. Nelson Fire Rescue will be delivering the fire truck load of donations to the Chahko Mika Mall at 9 a.m. hope to see many more fire trucks and emergency Vehicles there as well. submitted by the Nelson Fire Department

Columbia Kootenay ultural Alliance (CKCA) is seeking a qualified contractor to redesign the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance website: www.basinculture. com. Based in Nelson, BC, the CKCA has a staff of two and a Steering Committee of 14 volunteers from around the Columbia Basin, elected for two year terms. Most of our applicants do not live in Nelson, so we rely heavily on our website to distribute information and application

forms for the funding programs. The site also provides information and resources for and about Basin artists, art and heritage organizations. Currently our website is outdated and difficult to update. Read the complete RFP by visiting www.basinculture.com. All enquiries related to this RFP, including any requests for information and clarification, should be directed, in writing, to: Krista Patterson, via e-mail to: wkrac@telus.net or fax to: 250-352-2420.

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Castlegar RCMP have received numerous complaints about a scam attempting to defraud people and obtain their credit card number. People are called and advised that they have won 26,000 air miles. When the caller presses 1 to collect their air miles, the person is put through to a male who then asks for the persons credit card number. People should also be aware that in this scam that if they have call display that a local number will appear. The

CBT request for website redsign

people involved in the scam have to ability to disguise their long distance number with that of a local number. Castlegar RCMP would like to remind people to be mindful about releasing their information over the phone. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Castlegar Detachment or CRIMESTOPPERS (1-800222-TIPS) submitted by Castlegar RCMP Nelson Artist Robin Murray

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Aluminum circuit wiring There is aluminum circuit wiring in our house. Does this mean we have to overhaul our whole electrical system? Are there any other alternatives that we could have done to the circuit wiring? of the problems specific to not compatible the aluminum wiring is to Home Front by Bill Lynch, aluminum wire were: The result of the alu- ensure the all outlet recepPaul Muntak & Steve Cannon • The wire tends to minum wire problems was tacles, switches, wire nuts creep out or loosen from overheating of the wire are compatible with aluwhich resulted in house minum and that antioxiAluminum circuit wir- under the terminal screws • It forms a rust or fires so the industry had dant paste is used on the ing was commonly used from approximately 1965 oxide that acts as an electri- to change. The receptacles, exposed ends of the wires. switches, and wire nuts Also some jurisdictions to 1978. It was introduced cal insulator • It is softer than cop- were remanufactured over have allowed a “pigtail” of as a less expensive alternative to using copper wiring per which makes it easier the years to become com- copper wire from the alueven though it did not con- to damage when working patible with aluminum or minum wire to the device being connected. It is recduct electricity as well as with the wire especially copper wiring. If you only have a few ommended that you have copper wire. This problem when tightening terminal circuits of aluminum wire a licensed electrician fully was handled by using a screws • Some of the earlier you may find it simpler evaluate your situation to slightly larger wire to carry the same amount of electric- wire was prone to breaking to replace the circuit wir- advise the best approach • Some connectors, ing with copper. However, to deal with the aluminum ity as a copper wire. Some receptacles, switches were other ways to deal with wiring. Steve, Chris and Bill are building consultants with Lynch Building Inspection Services Ltd. of Nelson. http://www.lynchinspections.com

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Opinion&Editorial Commentary: Obligations To Veterans And Their Families I have always maintained that whether we agree with a particular military mission by Alex Atamanenko, MP or not, it is our duty to look after members of our Armed Forces when they return home. Unfortunately, this does not seem to be the case under the current Conservative government. Last month, Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent identified serious shortcoming in the supports available to injured veterans and their families. In his words: “We either deal with these issues now or we are going to have to deal with the cost later.” That is why it was disappointing to hear Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino say that with respect to meeting the needs of veterans and their families, his government “is also being mindful of our responsibility to the Canadian taxpayer.” This statement is not consistent with reality. This government wasted $50 million on a G8 slush fund in Tony Clement’s riding, spent over

$25 million on Economic Action Plan advertisements, and continues to fund an outdated, undemocratic Senate rife with spending scandals at a cost of $100 million per year. It also spent $35 million on legal fees and six years fighting Dennis Manuge and injured veterans in court over an unjust clawback to their disability pensions. The federal government is now fighting veterans in two more court battles - injured RCMP veterans over disability clawbacks and injured Afghanistan veterans over the level of financial support under the New Veterans Charter. As a further affront to veterans, the Harper government plans to close nine Veterans Affairs offices in smaller communities by 2015 as a cost-cutting measure. This will force veterans to travel long-distances to other cities for service or rely on impersonal website, phone apps, and call centres. This type of impersonal service is a huge barrier for many who are disabled. This government must start paying more than lip service to show their support for veterans and their families. The men and women who join the Canadian Forces (CF) and the Royal Canadian

Commentary: GE/GMO’s are safe

Mounted Police (RCMP) have accepted unlimited liability, knowing they may be called upon to risk their lives on behalf of Canada. In turn, the government and people of Canada have an obligation to care for and support those who risk their lives in service to our country - from the moment they sign up to the moment they pass away, including a dignified funeral and burial. Reference to this sacred obligation or social contract is found in most legislation that defines the benefits and services available to our veterans. I am convinced that Canadian taxpayers support better benefits and services for veterans and their families. They want to ensure that they are treated with dignity and respect and have access to hearing aids, wheelchairs, home care, long-term care, career transition support, financial support, and retirement security. They do not want the federal government to balance the books on the backs of those who served our country. It is time to restore our obligation to veterans and their families and make immediate improvements in benefits and support. This is a mark of a civilized society.

by Nina George of the Centre for Inquiry

There is a lot of distrust and misinformation concerning the safety of GE/GMO products. Despite loud opposition to the technology by various activist groups, evidence — scientific evidence — has continued to show the environmental and health benefits of GE crops (corn, rice, soy) and products (insulin, vaccines). However, the American Medical Association, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the British Royal

Society, the European Commission, the Union of German Academics of Sciences and Humanities, Food Standards of Australia and New Zealand, the French Academy of Sciences, Health Canada, the World Health Organization (WHO) and every other respected organization that has examined the 25 years + of scientific evidence have come to the same conclusion: consuming foods and products containing ingredients derived from

present GE crops and products are not health hazards and have significant benefits. With climate change, genetic engineering gives farmers new seeds that have been engineered for a rapidly changing landscape. For instance, UC Davis scientists have developed rice for coastal rice farmers that were unable to grow rice because their rice fields were being flooded due to climate change. This new flood tolerant rice offers relief for the

world’s poorest farmers who can now grow rice again and they can save that very seed for next year’s crop. Would any BC person refuse a GE developed seed if their family was starving and going blind? Here in BC, ideology and ignorance is trumping the broad scientific consensus on the safety and benefits of our present day GE products. And I thought it was only the Harper government that was anti-science.


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Opinion&Editorial My Opinion

by Spencer Pollard

The Importance of Literature In these days of technological advances and social media, books are often lost in the shuffle. Instead of using my leisure time to figure out what my friend Dana had for lunch (for your information it was peanut butter straight from the jar), a good use of it is to get acquainted with books. Books have been a source of knowledge and entertainment since who knows when and continue to be a source of entertainment for many but in this society of action movies and television dramas, books are often lost in the

shuffle. Books often take some time to get into but perseverance can pay off with a memorable thrilling experience depending on the right book. So where can you find the right book? There are a few places locally that sell all sorts of literature from Otter Books on Baker Street to Coles at the mall. You can even buy books virtually now with devices that can hold hundreds of books in the palm of your hand. Literature often gets overlooked in pop culture but they have just as much to offer as any other form of entertainment.

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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

Fish Heads and Flowers Fish Heads To the person who stole the chainsaw that slid out of my truck on the way to take my dog for a walk. If you have a change of heart and want to return it please bring it to the

police station. signed: not impressed Flowers To the wonderful gentleman who helped me fill up my vehicle at the Gas Station on Tues. evening. signed: thankful

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Editorial It’s a new year and time for affirming my future. I have discovered making stateBy Nelson Becker ments about what I would like to accomplish in the new year actually works. So I am publicly making my news year’s resolutions for you all to see. The three areas in my life are: me personally, The Express News Update, and my newest venture; Expressions Cafe. Personally: I will not complain about the weather. Weather is weather is there is nothing we can do about it. I will throw out all my old letters. At the moment they only remind me how stupid and silly I’ve been. I believe that to stay in the present, I must do all I can to let go of the past. I will make time for myself. This is perhaps the hardest resolution for

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My wishes for the New Year me. I have not had a “vacation” probably in over a decade. Part of the reason is that I enjoy what I do and am passionate about it, yet I realize I have to make sure that I am fed emotionally in order to keep giving. I will participate in anonymous giving this year. I will give to some people, without them realizing where that gift came from. They will not be able to say thank you to me, and I will have to get my satisfaction from the act of giving alone. Expressions Cafe: We have been open regularly for approximately two months, as a night cafe. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, six o’clock until no one is here. The only regularly scheduled event at present is Open Mic on Wednesday nights. In the new year I want to have more regularly scheduled events each week. I also, want to have events for

kids. How I do this I’m not quite sure, but maybe you have an idea and can help me. I continually work toward making the venue more comfortable and better quality. Our sound is as top-notch as we can get. But there is work we can do on stage lighting. The Express News Update and the Mini: both these publications have good purpose, but they will never be perfect. In an efforts to become more relevant, we are looking for ways to become shorter, yet include more information and be easier to read. I welcome your ideas and critique. Expect a redesign for the Express and the Mini in the New Year. On behalf of myself, our staff; Rory Case, Robin Murray, and our reliable volunteer: Xochilt Donaji, we wish you the best of the season and happy and productive New Year.

Do you make New years resolutions?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/newyears_reso Last week’s survey response:

Agree or disagree? Baker Street should never be closed permanently to cars.

Comments: That would be a dumb move. Let cars after 6 p.m. until 8 or 9 unless there is an evening event requiring closure. I believe even the small amenity areas on Baker should be removed. It seems to attract out of control people more than any others. I would like to see more restaurant patios on Baker, like the one outside Main Street Diner.

54.2% said YES and 45.8% I don’t have enough information to cast a vote. It sounds romantic, but the Baker Street businesses have enough challenges. Closing Baker Street would drive more people to the franchises at the mall. Haven’t we had enough problems with the amenity areas?? Closing Baker would just create a huge, unmanageable amenity area! Bad idea!

It would be nice to have Baker St. closed to traffic from Kootenay to Hall St. with the streetcar the only vehicle allowed. Parking could be accommodated down near the CPR lands and your parking stub could be your ticket to ride the street car at no extra charge. I’d be open to part of the street being closed off. I like what they’ve done in Revelstoke.

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