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Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 Vol. 4, No. 8
Inside this issue:
Gender Expressions TransConnect
coffee house see page 3
Dan Frechette alt-folk music
see page 3
Harr y Manx at the Capitol
see more page 4
Save Seed Swap Sow see more page 6
Calendar of events see pages 8-9
Police and RCMP News see page 12
Coming up at Expressions Cafe see page 10-11
Editorial: Electric Vehicles see page 14
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Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
Play Reading: Talleyâ€™s Folly Saturday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m. Shanti Yoga Studio 237 Baker St TNTâ€™s 2014 Play Reading Series kicks off Saturday, with a performance of Lanford Wilsonâ€™s Pulitzer Prize winning Talleyâ€™s Folly. â€œItâ€™s a week late for Valentines,â€? admits organizer Richard Rowberry, â€œbut if anyone has a need for more romance in their lives, this will hit the spot.â€? Matt Friedman, an accountant from St. Louis, has arrived to plead his love to Sally Talley, the susceptible, but uncertain daughter of the family. Bookish, erudite, totally honest and delightfully funny, Matt refuses to accept Sallyâ€™s rebuffs. Charming and indomitable, he gradually overcomes her defenses.The recent revival was a big Broadway hit. $12 at the door. For more information, contact email@example.com 3.8â€? x 4.85â€?
Gender Expressions coffee house
Dan Frechette on tour
Saturday Feb. 22, 7 p.m. Expressions Cafe Tr a n s Connect is hosting a Coffee House, all genders (there are more than 2!) are welcome to come and be a part of an evening of entertainment, games, and conversations! This is an all ages event with ground floor entrance, though bathroom is not wheelchair accessible. Admission is by donation with proceeds to Trans Connect. For further information or questions contact Christopher at: 250-354-5362 or https://www.facebook.com/ groups/328819451166/
Monday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. Expressions Cafe, 554 Ward St
Dan Frechette will be playing at Expressions Cafe next Monday, bringing with him a new show that consists of songs from a solo CD. Listen to the very talented alt-folk singer-songwriter, guiratist below: www.ramblingdan.com https://www.facebook.com/ events/721456681212099/
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Harry Manx coming to Capitol
Harry Manx has been dubbed an “essential link” between the music of East and West, creating musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. His unique sound is bewitching and deliciously addictive to listen to. Blend Indian folk melodies with slide guitar blues, add a sprinkle of gospel and some compelling grooves and you’ll get Manx’s unique “mysticssippi” flavour. It’s hard to resist, easy to digest and keeps audiences coming back for more. http://harrymanx.com https://tickets.capitoltheatre. bc.ca/
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Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
Spring break art camp
March 17 - 28, Oxygen Art Centre Week one: March 17-21, (ages 5-10) children will be introduced to the process of creating a 5-minute puppet show. The finale will be a fantastic show put on for parents and friends. Week two: March 24-28 , (ages 9 -16) Learn how to magically move paper cut-outs frame-byframe and turn your sequence into a movie clip. Take your character development and animation skills to the next level. To register or more info: http://www.oxygenartcentre. org.php5-24.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/classes/ youth/art-camp-registration/ email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Once trio Wednesday, Feb. 26, 8 p.m. Rossland Miner’s Hall
The Once performs in Rossland
As a trio, the band has kept it uncomplicated, depending on the power of their voices and acoustic instruments. Lead singer Geraldine Hollett, has an instrument of rare power; she is a singer who can still a noisy room, so expressive she Mir Lecture Series can tell a novel-length story with a few words. Accompanied by Phil Friday, February 28 Churchill and Andrew Daleon guitar, at 7 p.m. mandolin, fiddle and bouzouki, they Brilliant Cultural create a perfect blend of voice and Centre, Castlegar melody. Tickets $20 in advance and Come for a $25 at the door (doors open at 7:30) special evening Available at: Out of the Cellar in with Pulitzer prizeRossland and The Charles Bailey winning journalist, Theatre ticket office, Trail. Chris Hedges. Chris http://theonce.ca/site/ Hedges is anAmerican email@example.com journalist, author and political activist. He was a war correspondent for over 20 Submit your years and reported on wars in more than Fish Heads and Flowers at 20 countries. www.expressnews.ca/fishflowers.html www.selkirk.ca/mir Click ad to go to advertiser’s website.
Sofiella Watt and Huckleberry Jim Saturday, Mar. 1, 7:30 p.m. 554 Ward St, Expressions Cafe
Sofiella Watt is a 23 year old singer/songwriter, self taught guitarist and banjo plucker, waitress, vagrant, hedonist. Hailing from the wilderness of the Manning Valley in Australia, she has been spreading her blues infused folk music up and down the coast for some years now. She returned to complete a second building community since 1988 EP “To Friends Of The North Wind” in June this year. As soon as recording was finished Sofiella hit the road with her musical pirate man, Jimmy Maher, and so was born Sofiella Watt and Huckleberry Jim. https://www.facebook.com/ events/223058467897551/
Zumba dance party fundraiser
Arron Nelson & WhatNow band
Saturday, March 1, 4 - 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb 22, 1- 3 p.m. Rod and Gun Club, 801 Railway St 523 Front St, Ellison’s Cafe Please join us for a Zumba Dance Party Fundraiser in support of the Kukua Pamoja Project. Two hours of sassy, sweaty Zumba fun, club style! KP is a Nelson-Nairobi initiative that offers free recreational programming to youth and children in Nairobi’s slums. Doors open at 4 p.m.,and the class goes until 6 p.m.. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. VIP passes can also be bough in advance to secure the first two rows and to receive a special VIP gift bag! For more information on the project please check out our fb page: https://www.facebook.com/ kukuapamoja?ref=br_tf contact Jamie Makena: firstname.lastname@example.org Brian Rosen and Rob Funk
Rise With Us - Women’s Day Saturday, Mar. 8, doors at 6:30 p.m. The Old Church Hall, 602 Kootenay Nelson Women’s Centre is combining two powerful events to create what is sure to be an amazing and inspiring night: One Billion Rising and International Women’s Day. Join us for dance, song, spoken word, and more! IWD celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women, and focuses energy on the work still to be done to reach equality. Tickets $10-$20 sliding scale, $15$40 for families. email@example.com 250-352-9916
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
This is a first visit by Arron Nelson who will include classic rock, jazz, and a couple of originals on guitar and banjo at 1 p.m.. His talent for song writing and proficient instrument playing give him the ability to weave beautiful melodies within the rhythmical fabric of a song. Next up is Brian Rosen and Rob Funk of the ever popular WhatNow band. These two upstanding gentlemen have the need to play groovy music from the soul that will make everyone feel better. https://www.facebook. com/pages/Ellisons-CafeAcoustic-UnpluggedSessions/134317453293369
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Capitol theatre Upcoming shows: April Verch Band
Saturday, February 22 at 8:00 p.m.
Til Death Do We Part: The Six Wives of Henry VIII Sunday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Buy tickets at www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca
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RDCK asks to enforce Recycling Multi Material BC (MMBC), the designated stewardship agency for the Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Program will not form contracts with the RDCK to operate recycling depots on MMBC’s behalf. In spite of the RDCK meeting the November 30, extended deadline for acceptance of the MMBC incentives, MMBC has recently notified the RDCK that they will not be entering into an agreement with the RDCK in 2014 For more information about BC’s EPR system and the new PPP program contact the Recycling Council of British Columbia: www.rcbc.bc.ca 1-800-667-4321
Talk about eating locally Now until Mar. 15, Castlegar & District Public Library (1005, 3rd. Street Castlegar) As the gardening season fast approaches, regional seeds are in reach of gardeners in the West Kootenays through the Castlegar Seed Library Project, a pilot program sprouting this spring at the Castlegar Library. Sign up as a grower, or donate seeds! Info is available online www.facebook.com/castlegarseedlibrary
Nelson Broadband on its way
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Tammy Darough, General Manager at RHC Insurance in Nelson, is looking forward to taking advantage of Nelson’s new superfast, fibre-optic network to help service her clients faster and better.
In 2014 accessing high-speed broadband will be a reality for Nelson businesses. Years of research, planning and hard work are paying off. One of the biggest drivers behind investing in a fibre-optic network is the economic stimulus that a state-of-the-art information technology infrastructure creates for a community. Increasingly, many types of businesses benefit from access to a high-speed fibre-optic network - to satisfy their customers and to remain competitive in the digital age. The springtime launch of the Nelson broadband website will help keep businesses informed of everything to do with broadband, including new developments. www.futures.bc.ca
Osprey seeks grant applications The Deadline for applications is Friday, Mar. 28 Is your organization planning an exciting project within the next year that would really benefit this community? Osprey Community Foundation distributes grants to local organizations to support the great work they are doing. This year’s grant application guidelines and forms are now online. Applicants must be registered charities or sponsored by ‘qualified donees‘ as defined by Revenue Canada. applications: www.ospreycommunityfoundation.ca
Save Sow Swap Sell Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. basement of Nelson United Church What better way to celebrate the emergence of spring than a seed sale. Swap or purchase seeds for your garden and network with other gardening enthusiasts. Learning to save seed and grow your own garden helps to reduce your carbon footprint and protect plant biodiversity. Also by participating in seed swaps, such as Seedy Saturday, you can obtain local growing knowledge, find saved seeds that come from plants that thrive in our area’s climate and soil and meet people who share the same interest all at the same time. Entry to this event is also by donation. More info email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://ecosociety.ca/
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Expressions Medium Café open regular hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 6 p.m. until close Coffee, tea, juice, surprise music, no cover 554 Ward Street, 250-354-3910
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
Bicycle Co-op info night Saturday, Feb. 22, 4 - 8 p.m. 502B Lake St, Nelson Nelson community non-profit bicycle co-op is on its way to being open. The vision...a space where anyone can come to learn and have access to tools for repairing and maintaining their own bike. Everyone is welcome to come to the info night where you can view the space, learn more and see the vision. Refreshments will be provided. For more info call 250-352-3263 or email email@example.com
Proposals for bike racks Deadline is Thursday, Mar. 6 The City of Nelson is seeking design proposals for bike racks, to be installed in five locations in downtown Nelson. Entries are encouraged to be as creative as possible, while meeting the need for racks that are durable, easy to install, affordable, and use sidewalk space efficiently. The deadline for applications is March 6. Full application details are available at: building community since 1988 http://www.nelson.ca/EN/ main/business/bid-opportunities.html
Library workers ratify contract
Mountain Montessori open house
Eighteen local CUPE workers and the Nelson Public Library have ratified a new three-year contract. The deal was reached last month, on January 8, 2014, by CUPE Local 339 reps, the Chief Librarian, Library Board Chair and City Administration. The new agreement lasts until The new agreement provides a wage increase that strikes a balanced outcome for workers, while helping reduce costs associated with sick leave, and at the same time providing benefit improvements for workers. There are three other union contracts remaining for The City and its workers to ratify. www.nelson.ca
Thursday, Feb. 27, 5 - 7 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 1, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 310 Nelson Ave., Room 306 Hume Elementary School Come to the OPEN HOUSE to find out more about this world-renowned method of education for children 2.5 to 5 years of age. Mountain Montessori has been an established preschool in Nelson since 2000, providing children with a safe, warm environment in which to learn, grow and reach new heights! Now accepting registrations for the 2014-2015 school year. http://www.mountainmontessoripreschoolnelsonbc.com/
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Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
What’sHappening Nelson & Area: Fri. Feb 21 - Sun. Mar 2 lll
Fri. Feb 21 lllRequest DJ. Finley’s
Irish Bar and Grill
lllThe Martin Brothers w/ Smalltown DJs, 10 p.m. Spirit Bar l l Raising
Fundraiser for Stacey, 7 p.m., Expressions Cafe. $20
ll8th Annual Coldsmoke Powderfest at Whitewater. www.coldsmokepowderfest.com
llInnovative Nanaimo poet Peter Culley reads at Oxygen, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance), 7:30 p.m. 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: The Lego Movie, 7 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 9-11am. Everyone welcome. Sat. Feb 22 lllDelhi 2 Dublin w/The
Man in Havana, Spirit Bar
lllArron Nelson (1 p.m.), Brian Rosen & Rob Funk (2 p.m.) entertain at Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions. lllApril Verch Band – “Bright Like Gold” back at the Capitol! at 8 p.m. Tix $25/$20. capitoltheatre.bc.ca l l Transconnect: Gender Expressions Coffee House, 7 p.m. Expressions Cafe.
lFirst Baptist Church, 611 llPlay Reading: Talley’s Folly, 5th St., Nelson. A Family Friendly 8 p.m. Shanti Yoga Studio 237 Baker Service at10 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Scott ll8th Annual Coldsmoke Simpson Powderfest at Whitewater. www. l Kootenay Christian coldsmokepowderfest.com Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. 520 Falls llBicycle Co-op Info Night. Street. Phone 1-888-761-3301. Come and learn more. 4 - 8 p.m. Divine purpose, serving community 502B-Lake St. Questions? 352-3263
llSeedy Saturday,10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Nelson United Church. Buy, sell, and swap seeds. Workshops and live music! lExpressions night Cafe, open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee. cupcakes
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. 250-354-3308.
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 25 lllDoug and Melody 6 p.m.
The Library Lounge
l l Celtic Traditional l Nelson United Church lMovie: The Lego Movie, 2 & Service. Knowledge, at 6:30 p.m. Nelson 10 a.m. All are welcome.
7 p.m.at Civic Theatre
lNelson Chess Club meets: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nelson’s Senior Association, 717 Vernon St. All ages welcome
602 Silica St. 250-352-2822. lCribbage at the Legion beverage room, 12:45p.m. 250-352-7727.
lAscension Lutheran Church lMeat Draws at Nelson Legion. Service 10:15a.m. Rosemont
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 23 lllNiko at the Hume Library
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.
Women’s Centre, 420 Mill Street
Helicopter and small plane flying. All ages welcome, Central School 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. $5 Gym fee lMovie: The Lego Movie at 7 p.m. at Civic Theatre lRotary Club of Nelson Daybreak meet every week at 7 a.m. at the Hume Wed. Feb 26rary lllOpen mic night at 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. lll”The Once,” 8 p.m. Rossland Miner’s Hall, tickets $20 avial. at Out of the Cellar in Rossland and The Charles Bailey Theatre ticket office, Trail
lNelson Vineyard Church: 10 a.m., 2402 Perrier Lane. Bring Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. something to share at our potlllKaraoke at Finley’s Irish luck brunch. Guests and children always welcome. Contact: 250Bar and Grill 9 p.m. ll8th Annual Coldsmoke 509-0151 or firstname.lastname@example.org Mon. Feb 24 Powderfest at Whitewater. www. coldsmokepowderfest.com lllSarah & Rich at the Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m. llSeeds Sunday Gardening l l Naturalist Potluck series in Lakeside Park greenllMovie: Philomena, 7:30 house. 1-2:30. free gardening & presentation: Food activ- p.m. at Civic Theatre series and health education for ist Jon Steinman, 5:30 p.m. lNelson Duplicate Bridge Club seniors. Lee: 352-3870, www. Genelle Hall: 1205 - 2nd St. meets 7 p.m. in The Nelson Senior seedsnelson.org lScottish Country Dancing Citizens Building, 717 Vernon St lMovie: Movie: The Lego 7 - 9 p.m. Call 250-359-7545 or continued on next Movie, 2 & 7 p.m.at Civic Theatre
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
What’sHappening Nelson & Area: Fri. Feb 21 - Sun. Mar 2
lMovie: Dallas Buyers Club, lGender Outlaws, a support Wed. Feb 26 continued 7:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre and social group for trans and genlNelson Tech Club: for eleclQi Gong at the Nelson United der diverse folks. 250-354-5362. tronic hobbyists and Arduino l St. Saviour’s Anglican enthusiasts to meet and work on Church 602 Silica St 10:30 a.m. $3 Church Food Pantry, 701 Ward projects. every Wednesday 6pm drop-in -Annex, Selkirk `10th St Campus. lLadies Target Shooting. Street (Silica Street entrance) 9New members welcome. small No experience needed. Contact 11am. Everyone welcome. facility fee, first visit free.http:// Angela email@example.com Sat. Mar 1 www.nelson-tech- club.info/ email for more info & to book a space l l l Sofiella Watt & info@nelson- tech-club.info Huckleberry Jim perform at lToastmasters: Improve your lLearn to make a QUILT with public speaking, communication Expressions Cafe, 554 Ward St. 7:30 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.
l Overeaters Anonymous Meeting, Community First Medical Clinic, 518 Lake Street, Nelson, noon - 1 p.m., 250-354-4105
lNelson Women’s Centre
Drop-in. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250352-9916. lGirls’ Night with Margaret-Ann at the Youth Centre. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656. lDarts at the Nelson Legion. 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
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.
Fri. Feb 28 lllRequest DJ. Finley’s
Irish Bar and Grill
lllMark Berube, early
show. Ash Grunwald, late show at Spirit Bar
llFilipino Feast at Rod and Gun Club, 6:30 p.m. tickets Eddy Music, Otter’s Books. Philippine Relief Fundraiser
p.m. $10-$15 donation
lllSigma (UK Drum and
Bass), 10 p.m. Spirit Bar
lllBlues Brews and BBQ, 7 p.m. , Eagles Hall 641 baker street Featuring blues music by Kelly Fawcett, Lazy Poker Blues Band, Jon Burden, Aardvark Unplugged, and Clinton Swanson. Proceeds go to keeping Jumbo Wild. Tickets $18. Advance tickets at Otter Books. lllZumba Dance Party Fundraiser! 4 - 6 p.m. Rod and Gun Club, 801 Railway Street Nelson. In support of Kukua Pamoja Project l l Mountain Montessori Preschool OPEN HOUSE, Hume
llChris Hedges, 7 p.m. the Brilliant Cultural Centre, Castlegar for a special evening with Pulitzer Elementary School, 310 Nelson prize-winning journalist www.sel- Ave. Room 306, 10 - 1 p.m. kirk.ca/mir lExpressions night Cafe, open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee. cupcakes lExpressions night Cafe, open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee. cupcakes lMovie: “Nelson Hustle” preOscar Gala, 7 p.m. at Civic Theatre Thurs. Feb 27 lSocial Dancing at Finleys lNelson Chess Club meets: lllKiyo & Guests at the 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mixed playlist by Peter, no cover or Clinton Swanson 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nelson’s Senior Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m. Association, 717 Vernon St. All & Friends l l Mountain Montessori ages welcome lWomen of all ages get togethPreschool OPEN HOUSE, 5 p.m. lMeat Draws at Nelson Legion. - 7 p.m., Hume Elementary School, er to knit, crochet lace, make rugs & 3:30p.m., in beverage room with more. Women’s Centre 10-1 p.m. Room 306 Karaoke after. 250-352-7727. lMovie: Gravity, 7:30 p.m. at lExpressions night Cafe, open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee. cupcakes
Ongoing Events l Cathedral
Immaculate Mass, Nelson at 7 p.m. lSacred Heart Mass, Kaslo at 4 p.m.
Sun. Mar 2 lllNiko at the Hume
Library Lounge. 6 p.m. to 10p.m.
lllKaraoke at Finley’s
Irish Bar and Grill 9 p.m. lMovie: Ernest and Celestine, 2 p.m., followed by Live Broadcast of the Oscars 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
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.
Service. 10 a.m. All are welcome. 602 Silica St. 250-352-2822. lCribbage at the Legion beverage room, 12:45p.m. 250-352-7727.
lAscension Lutheran Church
Service 10:15a.m. Rosemont Elementary. All are welcome. 250352-2515. lCathedral of Mary Immaculate Mass, Nelson at 8:30 a.m and 10:30 a.m. lSacred Heart Mass, Proctor 2nd and 4th Sunday at 1 p.m.
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Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
ExpressionsNightCafé This week: fundraiser, transconnect, folk tunes, buying local
Dan Frechette, Monday, Feb. 24. I am really proud to be able to present Dan Frechette By Nelson Becker to the Nelson audience. Dan has been performing for many years. He is a singer-songwriter of extraordinary talent. He plays guitar and harmonica; recalling a style of folk music that has never lost its interest. While his style has a sound of familiarity to it, his lyrics represent the colour of today. He sings of life, love, and optimism. Listen to his freshly release album “Genuine Heart” here: http://officialramblingdanfrechette. bandcamp.com/ Benefit for Stacey, Friday, Feb. 21. Tickets are almost sold for this support event for Stacey Lock. Stacey is an important part of this community helping people on our streets who
may be having problems and helping them find the resources that they need. She has had an operation and needs an extended recover time and is unable to work. This benefit will both give her emotional support and financial support until she is able to get back to work. For tickets contact Mark at 250-551-0837. Transconnect Coffee House, Saturday, Feb 22. Expressions Night Cafe is hosting “gender Expressions” a coffee house organized by out transgender community for everyone. There will be arts and music to celebrate all genders in our community. This promises to be an exciting and colourful event. Open-mic every Wednesday. Last Wednesday’s open-mic was outrageous! While we open the Cafe at 6 p.m. and would like the music to start as soon as possible, in the past musicians and audience didn’t seem to
show up until 8 p.m. Last Wednesday performers and audience showed up early. The first act started at 7 p.m. and after 25 different performers the evening ended at 11:30 p.m. This area has an emmence amount of diverse and talented musicians and performers. If you’re a performer and would like a chance at open-mic, we start signing people up at 6 p.m., mostly on a first -come, first-serve basis. Expressions Cafe serves as much locally-made, or locally accessed food and drinks as possible. We buy our teas and spices, along with juice, pop and coconut water from the Kootenay Coop. Our coffee comes from John Ward coffee, hot chocolate from Ambrosia on the East Shore, and we serve cupcakes from Lucky Cupcake company. We’re always looking for new products that can both satisfy our audience as well as support our community. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Last Wednesday’s open-mic was capped by an amazing performance by Elias Nelson. The audience was enthusisatic and forced him to play an encore.
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Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
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Nelson Police news: http://nelsonpolice.ca/ Fire Response: vehicle on fire On Monday, Feb. 17, at 19:45 hours the Nelson Fire Department responded to a report of vehicle fire. Both on duty members responded immediately with 1 engine. Upon arrival of the duty crew a vehicle fire was observed. The first arriving crew’s primary objective was to extinguish the fire & exposure protection for a 2nd vehicle in close proximity. The crews were able to protect the second
vehicle from any damage. The fire was extinguished quickly using approx.150 gallons of water. The fire appears to have originated in the engine compartment. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident. All occupants of the vehicle were out of the vehicle upon arrival. Damage is estimated at $2000.00. The cause of the fire is unknown because of the damage to the vehicle.
At approximately 5:30 a.m on Sunday, Feb. 16, Castlegar RCMP were called to the West Kootenay Airport in response to a suspicious male complaint. Witness stated that there was a male at that location carrying a pipe and a blanket and that he had attacked the witness’s vehicle with what appeared to be pliers. Before police arrived, another man drove into the parking lot and opened his passenger side window to speak to the male. The male lunged into the passenger side of the truck and stabbed the driver in the face with metal wire snips, caus-
ing serious injury. The victim exited his suffered injuries in this incident. The vehicle and the suspect male got into the 63 year old man who was stabbed was driver’s seat. The original complainant transported to Kelowna hospital with saw that the male appeared to be trying to serious facial injuries. steal the victim’s truck, so he rammed the Further investigation revealed that front of the truck with his own vehicle in 10 vehicles parked at the airport parking an attempt to stop the suspect male from lot had been broken into and/or damfleeing. The vehicle began rolling down aged. the hill, and struck the Police car as the The male is facing charges of: officer arrived, causing front end dam- Aggravated Assault, 11 counts of age. The suspect male fled the truck, but Mischief ( to vehicles), Resist Arrest, was subsequently apprehended and taken and Theft of sk9E000012 Motor Vehicle. Sudoku Classic Difficulty Level - Easy into Police custody. submitted by Neither the officer or the 2 witnesses Castlegar RCMP
Nelson Police Department personal were first to arrive on scene. They made sure the occupants of the vehicle were safe & secured the scene. Nelson Fire Rescue would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to ensure that your vehicle is in good working order. submitted by A/Capt. Bob Patton Nelson Fire Rescue
RCMP News: 28 year old Castlegar man facing charges
RCMP News: Fatal Avalanche on Boulder Mountain
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Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
Opinion&Editorial My Opinion
by Spencer Pollard
Modern Films: Good or Bad?
A lot of scrutiny is levied upon many of the modern films. It’s popular to hate on anything new when it comes to the hardcore fans of cinema, but is it just popular opinion or is there something more? According to a fairly recent study from Nature Scientific Reports (http:// bit.ly/1bJMOZh) this may be true. There are two points I’d like to make about this sort of study. Firstly, the study is based more so on how we discuss the movies rather then the actual films themselves. A second point is this gener-
ally links towards the bigger blockbusters and generally more popular movies. If you go the lower budget or independent route when it comes to movies you’ll find that they have more of that creativity modern cinema is missing. So if you feel like harping on movies for lack of creativity, check out the independent film scene. There are plenty of modern classics being pumped out in both independent and even the more popular movies still make for great films. Check them out and come to your own conclusions on the state of modern cinema.
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Fish Heads To parents who dump their baby’s dirty diaper onto their parking space in the Whitewater parking lot. I had to cleanup your mess after my car ran it over. signed: disgusted Fish heads Three gorgeous oak trees of about 100 years old each, were cut down, with no evidence of root rot!! Over 30 huge globe street lamps, are turned on 3 hours before dark!! Please adjust... park policy!! signed: Feeling “Green”
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By Nelson Becker
The City of Nelson has recently put out a proposal for creative bike racks (see page 7). We applaud the City for acknowledging the
need to make it easier for non-polluting means of transportation. There is more the City can do, such as having designated parking areas for small cars. Also, it is clear our future will involve electric vehicles. We already have a
significant amount of electric bikes; motorcycles and cars are coming! Some of these new bike racks should include the ability to charge batteries and eventually Nelson should have charging stations for vehicles.
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Last week’s suvrvey response: The Sochi Olympics and you 1. Are you following the Sochi Olympics?
25% YES - 18.8% NO - 43.8% LITTLE BIT - 12% DON’T CARE 2. Are watching them on TV, the internet, or reading about it?
54.5% TV - 45.5% INTERNET - 0% READING 3. If the Olympic organizers are listening, what would you like to say to them? North Korea should be allowed to participate because that was the whole point of the Olympics! Set aside your differences and play. The Olympics are a scam. That human rights are just as important as any competion. Discrimination and brutal actions against those speaking up for their rights must be recognized. These games are too similiar to the ‘36 games in Berlin. These
games should have been moved or cancelled. The olympics are no longer for athletes. It is a corporate greed fest event which has become completely tainted. Tone down the glitz, keep the games simpler (will cost less) and focus on the athletes, their sport, and what it takes to compete at this leve Wake up! Join the 21st Century!
All olympics are now politicized, commercialized, and scandalized. They must be totally re-invented to get SPORT back into them. And stop pretending amateurs participate. There should be an acknowledgement of how much money is spent to support each athlete. feed the hungry. Go Canada!
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Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
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