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Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 Vol. 4, No. 4

Inside this issue: Contents:

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Calendar of events see pages 7-8

Police and RCMP News photo by Rory Case

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Announcements SWING LESSONS BEGIN on

Feb 2 - w Peter Clement & Kristina Burkhardt Come learn how to have fun partner dancing ! 4 classes- $45 peteclement@gmail.com 250-5510333 Partner dancing- a brilliantly beneficial life activity !

Automotive-Cars

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sale $1200 OBO, runs great, new brakes, winters, needs radiator. 604-754-9033 2011 SUBARU OUTBACK only 35,000km comes with winters asking $24,800. 250-354-7117 perfect condition FOR SALE: 2007 Volvo V50 stationwagon. 6 speed manual. Perfect condition. New winters. $10,995 obo. 250-354-4028

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Events

COME & LET’S “Dance from the

Heart” with mixed ballroom, tango music at the Legion Hall, 8-11 pm on Sat. Feb 15th. Potluck snacks, sinful desserts, chocolate fountain to celebrate the occasion. mistisosplace@ gmail.com or 250-354-8085 for info.

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BEAUTIFUL MULTICOLOURED AMERICAUNA roosters need new homes! 5 months old and friendly! call 250-551-5509

Health & Fitness

HATHA YOGA - Iyengar style

Misc. for Sale

Rentals - Commercial

BEEKEEPING SUPPLIES: HIVE THIS BEAUTIFUL Studio, Boxes, Frames, Foundation. Kits or Fully Assembled. Michael 250-3541412. 2 SNOW BLOWERS for sale small track 150$ and 8hp 2 stage 250$ 250-399-4439.

blocks from downtown Nelson, features many windows, high ceilings, parking and stained glass. The Studio is available immediately for rent by the month for $650 plus utilities. c.zawaduk@gmail.com

COMMUNITY THREADS NEEDS

SPACE FOR AIKIDO, Non-violent

Rentals

Services

suit 1 person, HarropFerry Rd., close to bus, ns/np, avail.immediately, $600/mo. 250-777-1167

cargo van with very strong man for hire. Trailer available. 250-5056399

Misc. Wanted

supplies - crochet hooks,rug hooks, cotton fabric, woolen yarn, fleece for spinning. 250-551-5509

Rentals Wanted

martial arts club. 22 years in Nelson. Approximate 30’x 30’ (250)5515626

FURNISHED LOG CABIN w/loft, HEAVY DUTY 1TON extended

Mondays 6:30-8 p.m. Moving Centre, 533 Baker St. in Nelson. Donation: 10$/class. Teacher: Ellissa Crête Info: 250-352-9279

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Arts & Entertainment

All Bodies Swim Saturday, Feb. 1, 8:30pm - 10:30 pm no late comers Nelson Aquatic Center TRANS CONNECT is hosting a FREE swim, sauna, steam whirlpool at the Aquatic Center in Nelson. Do you want to get in the water? Or sweat in the sauna? soak in the whirlpool? steamy in the steam room? or have fun on the slide? Trans*, queers, people of colour, fatties, scars, fur, mobility aids, inked, pierced...This is a pool party CELEBRATING ALL Bodies. Children and Allies are all welcomed and encouraged to come have fun and help up support this event. For more information, contact 250-354-5362

Blue Night - free art openings Friday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. All venues run from 7 - 9 p.m. Except Shanti Yoga Studio 8-11 p.m. Touchstones/ Oxygen Art Centre/ John Ward Fine Coffee/ Tara Davis Studio Boutique/ Capitol Theatre/ Craft Connection/ Kutenai Clothing/ Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (Falls St. Entrance)/ Shanti Yoga Studio For more information contact bluenight.nelson@gmail.com

Choir at the Cafe

Concert Pianist Jane Coop

Saturday, Feb 1, 1- 3 p.m. 523 Front St Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2 p.m. Capitol Theatre The Nelson Overture Concerts Society is thrilled to present pianist Jane Coop, at the Capitol Theatre. One of Canada’s most prominent and distinguished artists, Jane Coop grew up in Calgary where she began her musical education with Alexandra Munn and Gladys Egbert. For advanced studies her principal teachers were Anton Kuerti in Toronto and Leon Fleisher in Baltimore. $14 for students and $24 for adults. Students from schools participating in the NOCS outreach program (South Nelson, photo submitted LV Rogers, Trafalgar, Waldorf, Self The Vallican Whole Community Choir Design, Blewett and HomeLinks) can On Saturday at 1p.m., presents Allie access tickets for free. Kane who’s been travelling coast to Tickets for the matinee concert are coast and now settled in the Kootenays. available at the Capitol Theatre A multi instrument performance as 250-352-6363 a solo act, switching between guitar, www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca ukulele and accordion. She has a real love and enjoyment of music blending folk, blues, soul and jazz in lyrical Environmental Poems story-telling for the whole family. She Friday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m, will be followed by the Vallican Whole Community Choir from the Slocan Oxygen Art Centre building community since 1988 Valley. They plan to have twelve memOkanagan instructors Sharon Thesen bers sing an eclectic mixture of songs and Nancy Holmes co-edited the UBCO from around the world - a little folk, a magazine Lake: A Journal of Arts and little classical, some Latin, some Italian Environment from its inception in and always with enthusiasm. 2006 until the magazine suspended its https://www.facebook. print version in 2012. Part of Oxygen’s com/pages/Ellisons-CafePresentation Series, is free ($5 donation Acoustic-Unpluggedappreciated) and open to the public. Sessions/134317453293369 www.oxygenartcentre.org

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Amnesty Film Fest

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Craig Korth and friends

January 31 and February 1, Shambhala Music Hall, Nelson

Friday, Feb. 14, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday, Feb 10, 7:30 p.m. Vallican Whole Community Centre Saint Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral Enjoy a gourmet lasagna dinner Join Banjo Meister Craig Korth (vegetarian/gluten free available), on an acoustic joyride with his fabuLive Art Auction with artwork by Alf lous musical mates; Rick Lingard, Crossley, Pamela Nagley Stevenson, Steven Parish and Rob Fahie An Pete Corbett, Rabia, Vanessa Bate, Cindy energetic night of original tunes, Moore, Bubzee, Pixie Johnson, Teresa classics and a whole lot of fun! O’Neary, Grigg Stone, Christina Smith Tickets are $15, available at Otter and many more. Silent Art Auction too! Books or at the door. Performances by Bo Conlan and Carol https://www.facebook.com/ photo submitted Street, Sally T and Rob, Farada Dancers, A Village Called Versailles events/1457096871180823/ Plan now to attend the 14th annual Catalyst and DJ Synthesis. Admission Amnesty International Film Festival, $10/each at door. Dinner $15/each or at the 10th Street Campus in the $25/couple. All proceeds to Whole To advertise in the wonderful Shambhala Music and School Build a Legacy Campaign - resPerformance Hall. Program and ticket ervations recommended. Express News Update details posted on Facebook: Call (250) 226-7737 or call 250-354-3910 Call for Nominations2014_ExpressWeeklyeNews_Jan9_23.pdf 1 12/12/2013 4:07:50 PM https://www.facebook.com/ wholeschool@gmail.com events/620754227961071/ t: 250-354-4077

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Join the Board of Directors A position on the Board allows one to represent the membership's collective values concerning social, environmental and corporate responsibility. This ensures a strong and viable Credit Union and Community. Three opportunities are available for the following positions: One Director from the Nelson Representative Area One Director from the Rossland Representative Area One Director at Large

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Wednesday open-mic night

Arts & Entertainment

Every Wednesday, 6 p.m. until close Expressions Cafe,554 Ward St The old Express News office has transformed into an elegant venue and cafe, and in the last few months has received a lot of great reviews. It is now open regular hours of the week, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday only in the evenings from 6 p.m. on. Wednesday night has become the new open-mic night in town, with a packed house of 50 people and anywhere form 15 – 21 performers in one night. Expressions only sells coffee, tea, gourmet hot chocolate, organic pop, and juice and coming soon to the menu...desserts! Check out the Expressions Facebook page to stay updated with special events. If you’re looking a warm place to have coffee or meet a friend after 6 p.m., now you know where to go! www.facebook.com/ expressionscafe

Blackberry Wood on tour

Thursday, Feb. 20 at Spirit Bar

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Blackberry Wood

Blackberry Wood comes down the road like a travelling caravan, all kinds of wondrous instruments and fantastically costumed characters. They are a high energy indie rock band inspired by circus, old jazz, gypsy punk, cabaret, mariachi, Western Swing and of course rodeo clowning. Blackberry Wood has kicked up dust in towns all over Western Canada (festivals, clubs, outdoor stages and just parties! http://www.blackberrywood.ca http://www.facebook.com/ blackberrywood

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It was an adventure of winter traveling and flight cancellations, but children’s music legend, Fred Penner finally made it to Nelson (the very next day!) I attended the “adult show” on Sunday evening and experienced nostalgia like never before. The show was not as “adult” as I anticipated, but instead it was a trip down memory lane. It was like being a kid again; the songs, the lyrics, the stories, it all came flooding back! It

Corb Lund at Capitol

Tuesaday, May 13, 2014, 8 p.m. The Capitol Theatre, 421 Victoria St

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Corb Lund and The Hurtin’ Albertans, May 13

Road dogs, Corb Lund and the band headline Canadian country and folk festivals, as well as gigging at New York City nightspots and America’s finest honky-tonks. “We’re able to straddle the line between songwriter folk and straight country, which is cool,” says Lund. “We do funky clubs and we do folk rooms, along with festivals.” Buy tickets: http://www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca

The cat came back the very next day... felt like only yesterday I saw him as a 7 year old, and there he was, in front of us “big kids” just as entertaining and captivating as before. The night was magical, and I’m glad I got to share it with my friend and fellow Fred Penner disciples. Fred also played a kids show at the Capitol Theatre earlier in the afternoon. If you missed either show and want to feel like a kid again, check out some of his You Tube video’s, like this one: http://youtu.be/ORVRcFQr46o

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Fred Penner lights up the stage


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Community News

Nelson Leafs support MS

National Leadership Clinic

Friday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. Saturday to Tuesday Nelson Community Complex April 26, 29, 2014 Come out to the Nelson Leafs game, and you’ll do more than watch them battle the Beaver Valley Nite Hawks. You’ll also be supporting the West Kootenay Chapter of the MS Society. To support the MS Society and your Nelson Leafs, purchase your tickets in advance at Stuart’s News, Finlay’s Irish Bar & Grill, and 1035 The Bridge. For information on Scotiabank MS Walks, go to www.mswalks.ca

Supporting the bereaved Nelson & District Hospice Society is offering a free Grief Support Series for anyone grieving the loss of someone through death. The group will run for four weeks starting February 5 through February 26, from 6:30 8:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required but attendance is free. For more information and/or to register, please call Nelson Hospice 250-352-2337 or building community since at 1988 email info@nelsonhospice.org All calls are confidential. Donations gratefully accepted.

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Nipika Mountain Resort will host to the Kootenays first environmental education leadership clinic.

Pink T-Shirt Day 2014 Wednesday, Feb. 26 - all day Wear pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying, anywhere! Annie’s Boutique will once again be donating pink t-shirts to local schools thanks to our wonderful sponsors. T-Shirts are also available at Annie’s Boutique for $10 each. All money raised from the sale of the official t-shirts goes back into more free t-shirts for our area schools. www.pinktshirtday.ca

The Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) is excited to announce that “Chicken Day” at the Whole it has teamed up with its national Saturday, Feb. 22, 2 - 4 p.m., Vallican counterpart, the Canadian Network Whole in Slocan Valley for Environmental Education and by popular demand, Chicken Communication (EECOM), to offer DayBack is for interested in learna unique environmental education ing how toanyone raise chickens for their opportunity. own use or for sale. Admission $10. To find out more or to apply to Potluck lunch. Information building community since 1988 attend go to: 250-226-7100 www.cbeen.org/leadership_clinic www.VallicanWhole.com

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Ballet Jorgen Canada Romeo & Juliet

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

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FIGURA Puppet Theatre: Peter and the Wolf Sunday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m. Buy tickets at www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca

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llAmnesty International Film Festival at the Shamballa Music Hall - thought provoking documentaries, human rights themes llEnviro-poets Sharon Thesen and Nancy Holmes read at Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon, 7:30 p.m. lExpressions night Cafe, open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffe, tea, desserts, tonight is board/card games

lSocial Dancing at Finleys

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: Saving Mr. Banks, 7 p.m. and Her, 9:30 p.m. 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. Feb 1 lllRock & Roll Dance Party with LIFT at the Harrop Hall. Music at 9 p.m. BYOB lllAllie Kane & The Vallican Whole Community Choir perform at Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions, 1-3 p.m. l l l Shane Phillip w/ Buckman Coe, Spirit Bar llNelson Leafs vs Fernie, 7 p.m. Nelson Community Complex

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llTrans Connect is hostl St. Saviour’s Anglican lRotary Club of Nelson ing a free ALL Bodies Swim at the Service: 10:30 am. All Welcome. Daybreak meet every week at 7 a.m. at the Hume Aquatic Center 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. Ward & Silica, 250-352-5711 no late comers. This is a pool party lSt. John’s Lutheran Church Wed. Feb 5rary CELEBRATING ALL BODIES! for Service. Everyone welcome to lllOpen mic night at info: 354-5362 4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250llNative American Drum 354-3308. l Nelson United Church Making workshop for Women Call 250-551-5509 for more info & to Service. 10 a.m. All are welcome. 602 Silica St. 250-352-2822. register lCribbage at the Legion beverlExpressions night Cafe, open

Expressions Cafe, 554 Ward st. 6 - 10 p.m. Coffee,tea, gourmet hot chocolate. 250-354-3910 lllPaul Landsberg at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m.

llFree 4-week grief support group for the grieving, facilitated by lAscension Lutheran Church trained volunteers. Register at 250lMovie: Saving Mr. Banks, 7 p.m. and Her, 9:30 p.m. at Civic Service 10:15a.m. Rosemont 352-2337. Elementary. All are welcome. 250Theatre l Senior Citizens monthly 352-2515. lNelson Chess Club meets: meeting, 10:30 a.m. at 717 Vernon lCathedral of Mary Immaculate Street 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nelson’s Senior 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffe, tea

age room, 12:45p.m. 250-352-7727.

Association, 717 Vernon St. All ages welcome

Mass, Nelson at 8:30 a.m and 10:30 a.m.

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

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Sun. Feb 2 lllNiko at the Hume Library

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

lllKaraoke at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill 9 p.m. lllConcert pianist Jane Coop, will perform at 2 p.m., Capitol Theatre. students $14,adults $24 at www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca or 250-352-6363. lMovie: Saving Mr. Banks, 2

p.m. and Her, 7 p.m. at Civic Theatre

lFirst Baptist Church, 611 5th St., Nelson. A Family Friendly Service at10 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Scott Simpson l Kootenay Christian Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. 520 Falls

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

Mon. Feb 3 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 l Square dancing at the Legion. Mondays January 6 April 28. New Comers 7:15 - 8 p.m. Season Pass $20 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 250-352-6892

Tues. Feb 4 lllDoug and Melody 6 p.m.

The Library Lounge

l Indoor Radio Control

Helicopter and small plane flying. All ages welcome, Central School 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. $5 Gym fee lMovie: Saving Mr. Banks, 7 p.m. and Her, 9:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre

lNelson Duplicate Bridge Club

meets 7 p.m. in The Nelson Senior Citizens Building, 717 Vernon St 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.

lBC Government Retirees

monthly luncheon at the Hume 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 continued on next page...


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What’sHappening Nelson & Area: Fri. Jan 31 - Sun. Feb 9

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llInternational Development lExpressions night Cafe, open Symposium for Youth, Prestige Hotel, 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffe, tea Nelson, Grades 9-12 Register online lMovie: at Civic Theatre Drop-in. Noon - 4p.m. Free cloth- www.nelsonglobalawareness.net ing and food. 420 Mill St. 250lNelson Chess Club meets: l l Agricultural Land 9 a.m. 352-9916. - 1 p.m. Nelson’s Senior Reserve Rally, 7 - 9:30 p.m. Association, 717 Vernon St. All lGirls’ Night with Margaret-Ann Nelson United Church ages welcome at the Youth Centre. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. llNelson Leafs vs Beaver 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656. lMeat Draws at Nelson Legion.

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

7:30p.m. 250-352-7727. 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. 6p.m. to 10 p.m. lllBob Marley Bday, 10 p.m. Spirit Bar lExpressions night Cafe, open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffe, tea. lMovie: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, 7:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre lQi Gong at the Nelson United Church 602 Silica St 10 a.m. $3 drop-in

Valley 7 p.m. Nelson Community Complex - in support of MS lExpressions night Cafe, open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffe, tea

lSocial Dancing at Finleys

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.

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. Feb 9 lllNiko at the Hume Library

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

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Bar and Grill 9 p.m.

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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. Difficulty Level - Easy

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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: warrants and fraud On Monday, January 20 the Nelson Police investigated a tip that a male arrived in Nelson who had numerous warrants and was staying at a residence with people he had orders to have no contact with. While checking the residence he answered the door and was taken into custody for the warrants and now new charges of failing to comply with his court orders. He was brought before the courts in Nelson

to answer to all his charges. On Tuesday, January 21 a local citizen received a suspicious phone call from a male claiming to be her son. He told he was in hospital and needed assistance. Being alert she told the caller she would call his mother to verify this information. The male quickly hung up the phone. This was likely an attempt to defraud funds from an unsuspecting victim. The Nelson Police would

like to remind people to be cautious of calls of this nature as there are those that are trying impersonate family members in urgent need of funds in order to steal their money. Please report incidents like this to the Nelson Police Department or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501. submitted by the Nelson City Police

On Tuesday, January 21, at 10:54 a.m., the Trail & Greater District RCMP received a call for service reporting a male in the area of Bay Avenue and Victoria Street acting erratically yelling, waiving his hands and pointing a handgun. Witnesses provided a description of the male and his last known direction

of travel which aided in the police immediately locating the 35 year old male near by. Due to the nature of the call, a high risk arrest was safely conducted and a subsequent search of the male resulted in police locating a rock the shape of a handgun. The male had been holding this rock in the same manner as someone holding

a pistol which had caused the witnesses reported it as such. The male was taken to an area health facility for mental health assessment. Criminal Charges are not being recommended in this situation. submitted by the Trail and Greater District RCMP

RCMP news: mental health

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Opinion&Editorial My Opinion

by Spencer Pollard

Protect your Ears People such as myself always tend to be plugged in. Whether it’s my iPod or my computer, I always need a physical connection to a device to get through the day. Hearing loss however can always be a danger when it comes to music. So how would you go about protecting your ears? Firstly, try to avoid listening to loud music. I personally love the louder side of music but keeping it at a lower decibel is crucial as long listening sessions could

have consequences, such as hearing loss. Earplugs are also pretty useful when it comes to doing anything loud; whether it’s going to a concert or doing construction work, protection is a priority. Also, don’t stick cotton swabs too far into your ears; I learned that the hard way. These are just a couple of quick tips to make the most out of your ears. Not only does hearing loss affect your ability to listen to music but also speaking to your friends and virtually everything else. Take care of your ears.

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

Letters and submission Policy and Guidelines

Letters: We encourage our readers to write to us. Please address letters meant for publication to the editor and send via email to express@expressnews.bc.ca or submit through our website at www.expressnews.ca We do not accept open letters. Letters must be short (200 words maximum) and to the point. We reserve the right to edit letters for taste and clarity, and the decision to publish or not to publish is completely at the discretion of the editor and publisher. All letters must be signed

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and include your name, address and phone number. Only your name and the community where you live will be published. We will not print “name withheld” letters. Opinions in the paper are not necessarily those of the Express Update or its advertisers. Fish Heads & Flowers: All submissions to the Fish Heads and Flowers will be considered provided that no one can be identified in the text or signature, all signatures are anonymous, and the submission is both concise and written in good taste.

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TheSurvey

Clean the city at night

Last Monday, as I walking to my breakfast restaurant, I heard a sound and I saw a By Nelson Becker cloud. A city worker was trying to keep our sidewalks clean by using a blowing machine to blow the dirt, sand, tobacco butts, and other garbage (pollutants?) into the street where

a big truck could come collect it and take it away. I applaud our city for its efforts to keep the sidewalks clean, but the cloud of pollutants was unhealthy for the people that had to walk through it. One solution to this challenge would be to do street cleaning at night time, when there are very few people out. On the plus side, there

would be less risk of inhaling dust and dirt, and if the city worker was equipped with a cell phone or radio they could act as extra eyes on the downtown. On the downside, cleaning obviously would make more noise. I think that if it came down to inhaling toxins or being subjected to more noise pollution, noise is the lesser of evils.

Are the sidewalks of Nelson: a) clean as can be b) filthy dirty c) could be cleaner? take our survey below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/street_clean

Last week’s suvrvey response:

1. Do you receive unsolicited phone calls? 92.3% said YES - 7.7% said NO to landline, and 16.7% said YES - 83.3% said NO to mobile/cell 2. How do you deal with these phone calls? I have call display - if I don’t know the number I don’t pick it up. These people never leave messages. This double screening works fine for me. I simply don’t answer. We have this wonderful option called ‘caller ID’. Use it. hang up, or don’t answer if it’s a real person who got the wrong number I tell them so. If it’s an automatic recording that wants to sell me a credit card or wants to give me a free cruise to the Bahamas for $400 bucks then I tell them “Oh jeez the iguana just escaped!” Either not answer, (I have call display), or hang up

I say thank you for calling, but I’m busy, or i’m not interested, or recently, I am asking if they have heard about Eckankar, and that they could google it. When I hang up, I send them blessings - what a terrible job to be forced to do - disturb people and try to sell them crap - they deserve good thoughts. I hear the faint sound of other people talking, so I know it’s a call centre; I immediately hang up before my caller begins his/her talking. When my AUNT receives a call like this, she doesn’t reply; she simply puts the receiver down on a cushion and goes about what she was doing, and in 3 minutes hangs up the phone!

I say, “I know it’s just your job, but please don’t phone here again. I am not interested.” Call display - I ignore them Talk about things like you’re a crazy person. See if they are still trying to be persistent in dealing with you even after the strange comment. It tells you how desperate they really are in trying. Then you could end it by, “Will you tell me how to solve that? I need that solved first and if you won’t help me then I’m hanging up.” Usually they will hang up but not always! It’s entertaining and you have to have the guts to really do it without laughing or being silly.

The Express Survey is not a scientific survey but is intended to promote discussion in our community. The opinions presented on this page are the opinions of the author and do not represent the opinions of the publisher or staff of the Express News Update


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