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Friday, May 2, 2014 Vol. 4, No. 16

UFO abducts Hume kids

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On Wednesday, April 30, the Hume School Parent Advisory Committee saw a year and a half worth of planning and fundraising rewarded with cries of joy as the ribbon was cut on a new Berliner Spaceball climbing structure, as well as a life-sized checkerboard. Many businesses and individuals along with School District 8, contributed to this much needed playground expansion project at the school.

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Singer-Songwriter Jim Dorie Saturday, May 3, 8 p.m. at Expressions, Cafe, 554 Ward Street

80th Kootenay Festival of the Arts to send 8 candidates to Provincials

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Jim Dorie brings his East Coast hard working songs to Nelson on his “Drop Forge� cd release tour. Jim worked a full industrial career while raising and educating three children. An avid reader and audiophile, he began writing as a way of capturing some of the stories about local history and characters he was learning about after returning home to Nova Scotia. “Over the years, as a musician and producer I have heard a lot of music. My attention is caught when songs have integrity, good stories, strong melodies. Jim Dorie’s songs have all three, but also something more. Jim tells the truth in his songs. Songs from real life. What a great gift!� Dan Rubin – Blue Island Records listen to Jim at http://www.jimdorie.com

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L to R back row; Nemia Darwel, Senior Speech and Dramatic Arts observer; Sebastian Bodine, Intermediate Speech and Dramatic Arts candidate and Junior Strings observer; Alexandra Deane, Junior Piano candidate; Emma Chart, Intermediate Musical Theatre observer; Espoir Segbeaya, Senior Speech and Dramatic Arts candidate; Michael Marsland, Intermediate Musical Theatre candidate Front row: Jenn Walsh, Junior Piano observer; Amelia Ford, Junior Musical Theatre observer; Isabel McAleer, Junior Classical Voice candidate

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Sunday, May 11, 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre Nelson Choral Society & LVR Jazz Band Concert: Sunday May 11, 7 pm, Nelson’s Capitol Theatre. Tickets $15 (age 12 & under free), available from the Capitol The Nelson Choral Society departs from its usual classical repertoire to embrace jazz at this Mother’s Day concert. Sharing the program are the LV Rogers Jazz Band, under director Tim Bullen, and Cottonwood Singers. The band will showcase pieces it has been preparing for the upcoming MusicFest national competition in Vancouver. The choir’s featured selection is “A Little Jazz Mass” by Bob Chilcott. for more info: nelsonchoralsociety.org

Murder At The Museum

Sunday May 4, 7 p.m. at the Nelson Saturday, May 10, 7-10 p.m. at and District Youth Centre Touchstones Nelson, 502 Vernon St. A group of youth actors from The corner of Ward and Vernon Salmo will be performing “DAD’S has recently been the crime hot spot BACK”, a play that explores what of Nelson with a robbery at the Credit happens when a parent gets back Union and a bomb scare at the court from doing time in prison. This house. Meanwhile, across the street… event is a part of the Gender Action Touchstones Nelson and Nelson Project (GAP) Theatre. Facilitators, History Theatre are teaming up to pressupported by youth counsellors from ent a ‘fun-raiser” Final Cut: Murder At Salmo and Castlegar, work with The Museum mystery night. The good a group of youth aged 14-19 to times include a wine bar, music, prizes, develop theatre and improv skills, and gourmet catering from Alligator explore gender-based oppression Pie. “Dressing up is also a fun way and the struggles they face, and to participate keeping in mind it’s a eventually, to create these pieces 60’s 70’s thing,” says actor Richard since 1988 of forum theatre tobuilding sharecommunity with their Rowberry. “Or a few alien zombies communities. wouldn’t be out of place.” Admission is by donation to the Tickets are $50. All proceeds support Nelson and District Women’s Centre. public programming for both groups. submitted by the GAP Project submitted by Nelson History Theatre

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Capitol theatre thanks our Capitol Season Series 2013-2014 and Kid’s Series sponsors

SeaSon SponSorS: the prestige hotel & resorts, Bridge radio, Kootenay Co-op, Nelson & District Credit Union, Nelson Star, MiBC Dance on tour, hall printing, impatient pitures & Digerati aND the City of Nelson, the province of British Columbia, the British Columbia arts Council, Canadian heritage

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13th Annual Garden Festival

Wednesday, May 7, 6 p.m. at the Big Orange Bridge (BOB) end of Lakeside Park Doctors from the Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice are inviting patients and community members in multiple communities across the region to “Walk with your Doc”. Walk with your Doc welcomes all ages and abilities for a short 1-2km walk (20 minutes) to promote the importance of physical activity for better health. To keep track of their “steps to better health,” the first 25 participants in each community will building community 1988 receive a free since pedometer. The Kootenay Boundary Division of Family practice doctors are hosting walks in Nelson, Trail, Fruitvale and Castlegar. see calendar listing on page 7 for other community place and times

Saturday May 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 200 block of Baker St, Nelson

Adopt a Pot Saturday, May 3, noon - 1 p.m. at the Lakeside Park Greenhouse SEEDS is having another Adopt a Pot sale. Luscious organic 5-gal pots brimming with assorted fresh vegetables - many greens are tender and ready to eat now. These pots will grow all summer long and will give you delicious salad greens and more right from the convenience of your back deck or balcony. Organic vegetable starts are available too. Price of the pots is only $15. A limited amount of flower pots are available too. If you have any questions, call Tamara at 505-5175. submitted by SEEDS

The 13th Annual Nelson Garden Festival will have more than 50 vendors and community groups will be on hand with perennials, annuals, vegetable starts, trees, furniture, flowers just about everything a gardener needs Shimmy Flash Mob to get started or add to an already great Watch for the Kootenay Dancers endeavor. Even the chicken manure is at the Garden Fest shimmying in supcoming! Rain or Shine, it’s Free! port of Women’s Shelters. more info: http://shimmymob.com ecosociety.ca/markets/garden-fest

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Documentary about Cambodia Thursday, May 15, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Winlaw School Library The Nelson Public Library and the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy are hosting a film presentation by Valley resident Eloise Charest. During the Cambodian civil war in the mid-1970s, Eloise Charest and her sister ran an orphanage in Phnom Penh. As the Khmer Rouge surrounded the city, they were given notice to leave, but refused to do so without the children. They finally managed to bring 55 children home to Canada. Eloise and her sister returned to Cambodia 38 years later to retrace their amazing story for a documentary film. The film also examines the plight of the children of Cambodia today after the genocide under the Khmer Rouge. for more info: Nelson Public Library 250-352-6333

Earthday doesn’t stop for rain

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Earth Day volunteers plant shrubs

35 volunteers came out in full force from 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday to to help restore a section of Harvest Rescue Prep the Nelson Dog Park shoreline by digThe Harvest Rescue program ging out a large infestation of an aroof the Nelson Food Cupboard not matic perennial invasive plant, known only will be picking and gleaning the as common tansy and to plant shrubs harvest but growing and gardening and trees. The group planted over 50 throughout the Nelson region. They native plants including, Sitka willow are looking for Garden Gnomes, vol- and red-osier dogwood, to create and unteers interested in gardening, glean- restore some native shoreline habitat ing and learning about growing food for birds and other native species. in our region. submitted by the for more info: Central Kootenay www.foodcupboard.org Invasive Plant Committee

EMDR: science or hoax?

Tuesday, May 6, 7:30-9 p.m. at 717 Vernon St. (Senior Centre) The Nelson Centre for Inquiry (CFI) will presents the first in a series of presentations called ‘Let’s Examine...” with a look at Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is one of the most studied psychotherapeutic techniques, amongst the more than 500 techniques that exist. P’nina Shames, MSW, recently retired from 32 years of clinical work in community mental health, will present the topic. Be prepared for a lively, friendly, and stimulating discussion with the objective of learning new information, and hopefully, enhancing science and debunking unscientific popular belief. This discussion will open your eyes and mind. submitted by the Centre for Inquiry

The Wealth/Health Connection Thursday May 8, 7 p.m. at Touchstones Nelson, 502 Vernon St. How is your physical health related to personal income, housing, and access to high quality food? What is being done in our community to meet our basic human needs, and what can be done to fill in the gaps? Join the conversation. for more info: www.touchstonesnelson.ca/news/ programming.php

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Underground Scavenger Hunt

Thirty-seven scavenger hunters roamed the streets of Nelson on Sunday afternoon, April 27 for the Secrets of Nelson’s Underground Scavenger Hunt Adventure. “It was thought provoking, humorous, educational and an absolute blast!” said Rory Case, whose team finished second. “Working with my friends to find clues and put the pieces of the mystery together was challenging and fun.” The scavenger hunt revolved around two themes – the mystery and disappearance of noted Nelson bad-boy Luigi del Puppo, and the tunnels that run underneath the town. “As a fairly recent transplant to Nelson, the scavenger hunt was an excellent way to learn a little bit about the rich history of the town,” said Alex Wallis. submitted by Elliot Robins

Rory on the town by Rory Case

Last Wednesday night I had the pleasure of awakening my sense through the choreographed dance: Karoshi. The Capitol Theatre stage thumped, bumped, and exploded with poetic movement, sound, and lighting. In Shay Kuebler’s Karoshi, which means “death by overwork,” many elements came together to illustrate what that means in today’s society. A story

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SD8 Adopts Budget

Monday, May 5, 10-11 a.m. at the On Tuesday, Apr. 22 the SD8 Waneta Plaza in Trail and 2-3 p.m. at (Kootenay Lake) Board of Education the Castlegar and District Community passed the Preliminary Budget for the Complex 2014-2015 school year in the amount of $57.5 million. The district has identified gaps in student achievement including a gender gap, true non-completion, higher order thinking skills, poverty, social and emotional well-being, aborigiPhoto by FWCP nal learners and early identification The public are invited to view, learn of at risk literacy and numeracy. The about, and touch ten month-old juvenile Preliminary Budget supports districtWhite Sturgeon at two separate locations, wide initiatives to attend to these gaps. for more info: one in Castlegar and one in Trail. While http://www.sd8.bc.ca there is no public event for the release of these juvenile White Sturgeon, they will Selkirk student in South Africa later be released into the Columbia River Selkirk pre-med student Jesse as part of the recovery program for this McDonald is volunteering this summer endangered species. with rural teens with the Sinovoyu Caring for more info: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/makeFamilies Project in South Africa. a-difference-support-my-volunteer-workwww.uppercolumbiasturgeon.org clickwith-teens-in-rural-south-africa#home here to learn more or donate

Death by Overwork: Karoshi of a rat race, trying to make it through each day, told only through sights and sounds. The show consisted of amazing rhythmic sounds, martial arts, contemporary dance, taiko drumming, and emotional music. This performance was utterly fascinating and entertaining from start to finish. Watch the trailer here (https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=6KIaixodvyE), and see what I mean!

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Fri. May 2 lllEvery Friday is Swing Night at Finleys 7-9 p.m. 1st and 3rd Fridays: Clinton Swanson Live Alternate Fridays: Mixed dance playlist by Peter. lllRequest DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill, 9 p.m. lllLive DJ at Wait's News, 10:30 p.m. - 3 a.m. lllNeon Steve w/Ben Fox & Local MC Showcase, 10 p.m. Spirit Bar llShambhala Music Festival Job Fair, outside Old World Bakery on Baker St, 12 - 3 p.m. lGender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362. lGames night at Expressions night Cafe, open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee. cupcakes lWomen of all ages get together to knit, crochet lace, make rugs & more. Women’s Centre 10-1 p.m. lMovie: Amazing Spider-Man 2 at Civic Theatre 7 p.m. lSt. Saviour’s Anglican Church Food Pantry, 701 Ward Street (Silica Street entrance) 9-11am. Everyone welcome.

Sat. May 3 lllJim Dorie, Nova Scotian Singer-songwiriter at Expressions Cafe, 8 p.m. (doors open 7:30) $10 lllHornography with Rafferty Funksmith, Spirit Bar lllLive DJ at Wait's News, 10:30 p.m. - 3 a.m. lllLive DJ free cover, top 40 playing the 70s-now. Finley's llWorld Labyrinth Day celebration. Walk as One at 1 p.m. at the Lakeside Labyrinth llSEEDS selling mixed organic vegetables in 5 gallon pots at Lakeside Greenhouse on Saturday 12-1.p.m. $15

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llShambhala Music Festival Job Fair, outside Old World Bakery on Baker St, 12 - 3 p.m. ll7th annual “Under 19 Film Festival”, featuring films by youth from the West Kootenay region. 7 p.m. at the Rossland MIners’ Hall $5/$3 llDirect Action Training, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Oxygen Arts Centre. kdac@gmail.com llSeason Opening Osprey’s Neighbour Greenhouse, 8172 Busk Rd, Balfour - 10am lMovie: Amazing Spider-Man 2 at Civic Theatre 7 p.m. lThe Vienna Cafe hosts John the Magician starting at noonish. Magic at your table!! 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. May 4 lllNiko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. lllKaraoke at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill 9 p.m. llGreen Party AGM and Potluck Party 4 p.m. at the Senior’s Centre, 717 Vernon Street llWhite Pines Dojo Open House Free aikido class and demonstration followed by a potluck. 11:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. 8835 Martens Rd., Slocan lMovie: Amazing Spider-Man 2 at Civic Theatre 2 & 7 p.m. lFirst Baptist Church, 611 - 5th St., Nelson. A Family Friendly Service at 10 a.m.Interim Pastor: Rev. George Sears

lKootenay Christian Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. 520 Falls Street. Phone 1-888-761-3301. Divine purpose, serving community developing relationships lSt. Saviour’s Anglican 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. lNelson United Church 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. lUnity Centre of the Kootenays Seniors 51 – 717 Vernon St. 11 a.m. Contact – 250-354-5394 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. lNelson Vineyard Church: 10 a.m., 2402 Perrier Lane. Bring something to share at our potluck brunch. Guests and children always welcome. CONTACT: 250-509-0151 or nexvine@telus.net l Bethel Christian Centre. 623 Gordon Road, Nelson BC. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. For more information please call 250.352.9322

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Tues. May 6 lllDoug and Melody 6 p.m. The Library Lounge llOnline Trading Presentation, 7 p.m. at the Nelson Library llEMDR: Based in science or therapeutic hoax? 717 Vernon-next to theatre. Lively discussion, exploration. By Donation l Indoor Radio Control Helicopter and small plane flying. All ages welcome, Central School 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. $5 Gym fee lMovie: Amazing Spider-Man 2 at Civic Theatre 7 p.m. l Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak meet every week at 7 a.m. at the Hume

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Wed. May 7 con't 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. l Overeaters Anonymous Meeting, Community First Medical Clinic, 518 Lake Street, Nelson, noon - 1 p.m., 250-354-4105 lNelson Women’s Centre Dropin. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916. lGirls’ Night with MargaretAnn at the Youth Centre. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 608 Lake St. ph. 250-3525656. lMovie: Amazing Spider-Man 2 at Civic Theatre 7 p.m. 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

Thurs. May 8 lllKiyo & Guests at the Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10 p.m. lllLive DJ at Finley’s Irish Bar & Grill, 9 p.m. lExpressions night Cafe, open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee, cupcakes lMovie: Amazing Spider-Man 2 at Civic Theatre 7 p.m.

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lQi Gong at the Nelson United Church 602 Silica St 10:30 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. Drop-in. Noon - 4p.m. Free clothing and food. 420 Mill St. 250-352-9916.

Fri. May 9 lllEvery Friday is Swing Night at Finleys 7-9 p.m. 1st and 3rd Fridays: Clinton Swanson Live Alternate Fridays: Mixed dance playlist by Peter lllRequest DJ. Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill, 9 p.m. lllLive DJ at Wait's News, 10:30 p.m. - 3 a.m. lGames Night at Expressions night Cafe, open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee. cupcakes lSocial Dancing at Finleys 6:308:30 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 the Civic Theatre lGender Outlaws, a support and social group for trans and gender diverse folks. 250-354-5362. lSt. Saviour’s Anglican Church Food Pantry, 701 Ward Street (Silica Street entrance) 9-11am. Everyone welcome.

Sat. May 10 lllLive DJ at Wait's News, 10:30 p.m. - 3 a.m. lllLive DJ free cover, top 40 playing the 70s-now. Finley's

llFinal Cut: Murder at the Museum Fundraiser. A Hollywood director looks for backers for his movie,THE ZOMBIE WAS AN ALIEN. He’s throwing a party. On hand are the director, actors, and crew. When murder ensues the crime must be solved. Catering by Alligator Pie, Wine Bar, music and prizes. Proceeds support programming at Touchstones and Nelson History Theatre. Tickets $50 available at Touchstones - 502 Vernon St. lExpressions night Cafe, open 6 p.m. 554 Ward St. Coffee. cupcakes lMovie: at Civic Theatre lThe Vienna Cafe hosts John the Magician starting at noonish. Magic at your table!! 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. May 11 lllJust Jazz - Nelson Choral Society, LVR Jazz Band and Cottonwood Singers perform, 7pm, Capitol Theatre. lllNiko at the Hume Library Lounge. 6p.m. to 10p.m. lllKaraoke at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill 9 p.m. lMovie: at Civic Theatre

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lFirst Baptist Church, 611 5th St., Nelson. A Family Friendly Service at10 a.m.Interim Pastor: Rev. George Sears lKootenay Christian Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. 520 Falls Street. Phone 1-888-761-3301. Divine purpose, serving community developing relationships lSt. Saviour’s Anglican 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. lNelson United Church 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. lUnity Centre of the Kootenays Seniors 51 – 717 Vernon St. 11 a.m. Contact – 250-354-5394 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. lNelson Vineyard Church: 10 a.m., 2402 Perrier Lane. Bring something to share at our potluck brunch. Guests and children always welcome. CONTACT: 250-509-0151 or nexvine@telus.net lBethel Christian Centre. 623 Gordon Road, Nelson BC. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. For more information please call 250.352.9322

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

Nelson City Police news: bank robbery, bomb threat On Apr. 25, at approximately 2:14 p.m. Nelson Police Department (NPD) members responded to a report of an Armed Robbery at the Nelson and District Credit Union. Officers pursued and located the male suspect (affected person) on a bridge in the Bonnington Dam area. The affected person did not comply with officers’ command to stop and he subsequently jumped over the bridge landing approximately 30-40- feet below. The affected person sustained significant injuries. He was taken into custody and to hospital for treatment. A second suspect was also arrested in the

Bonnington Dam area without injury. The RCMP Forensic Identification Unit was also on scene to assist with the follow up investigation. Due to the injuries sustained to the affected person, the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) was notified of the incident, and have asserted jurisdiction in the matter, and will be investigating. The Nelson Police Department remains responsible for all concurrent investigations into the actions of the affected person. The Nelson Police Department (NPD) would like to sincerely thank members of the general public for

their diligence in forwarding information which assisted with the arrest of these individuals. NPD would also like to thank the RCMP for their assistance at the scene as well as subsequent follow up investigation. On Monday, Apr. 28 at 1:30 p.m., an unknown person called the Nelson court house to report they had planted a bomb in the building. A decision was made by courthouse management to evacuate and a search was conducted by members of the Nelson Police Department, Sheriffs and RCMP. A suspicious package

was found during this search. For safety reasons the adjoining City Hall building was evacuated and nearby businesses were advised of the situation. The RCMP bomb disposal unit was brought in to investigate the package. It was subsequently determined that the threat was a hoax. The investigation is ongoing and the Nelson Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the offender. If you have any information please contact the Nelson Police at 354-3919 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. submitted by the Nelson Police Department

On Tuesday, Apr. 29 at 10:26 p.m., the Nelson Fire Department received several 9-1-1 calls, reporting a fire on the undeveloped property at the east end of Sproat Drive. Callers also reported hearing noises sim-

ilar to firecrackers shortly before they noticed the blaze. The on-duty crew responded immediately, with a fire truck and a utility vehicle. One off-duty member was called in from home. Roughly 6 meters by 9

meters of grass and weedcovered land aflame was completely extinguished within 20 minutes. A subsequent fire investigation was unable to determine the cause of the fire. Nevertheless, citizens are reminded of the haz-

ards of firecrackers (which are illegal in Nelson) or carelessly discarded smoking materials, especially as we start into the dry and hot part of the year. submitted by Nelson Fire Rescue

Firecrackers suspected in grass fire

Organic Cherries

A local business woman is now shipping her innovative designs internationally, but Kootenay Covers were invented here in the Kootenays. They are special nets designed for preventing cherry worms by completely covering your tree so the flies can’t get to the fruit. for more info www.kootenaycovers.com

BusinessBits Credit Union News

At the 63rd Annual General Meeting held in Nelson, BC on Tuesday, April 29, Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) released financial results for 2013 and introduced newly elected and acclaimed Board members. On Wednesday, Apr. 30 the Board Chair was re-elected by the new Board. for more info: www.nelsoncu.com

Midwife Clinic

Three midwives from Kootenay Community Midwives and two local maternity physicians, Dr. Sawyer and Dr. Boyd have teamed up to create Apple Tree Maternity. They are currently renovating their new space at the Community First Health Co-op in Nelson, which will be open in July 2014. for more info: appletreematernity.com

$50,000 in Grants

The Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership (WELP), a partnership between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust, has awarded $50,000 to local conservation and restoration projects through the Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program. for more info: http://columbiapower.org


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Opinion&Editorial My Opinion

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Has 8 CGI Gone 9too4Far?

With the amount that 8 7 digital effects have evolved over the 4 are we too dependent 5 years on them now? We’ve seen directors 1who have made5 great films with minimal CGI or mostly practical effects delve 7 into 1films that are chock full of CGI. 3 But just because 5 6 they look9 good, do the effects take 4 away the realism or the other facets of film? Many detractors of CGI 8 say it looks bad or “fake”. effects can be 7 Practical 2 way as1 seen the same well. It’s a matter of who’s

animating or creating the designs not the technology itself. CGI isn’t just hitting a button and having 8 a computer do6the work, there’s a person doing the animating8and creating the models. It’s just as hard work as doing the practical 6 in many 5 2cases. effect CGI isn’t a shortcut and is here to4stay. 7 Many films would be impossible to make the 7 today without 5 technology that exists but it’s 4 up to 1 us the9viewers to decide what we want to see. Enjoy the experience that 6 bring and come these films to your own conclusions.

Spencer Pollard is an young man living in Nelson BC with an interest in digital arts and writing. His ideas are of benefit to all of Nelson, and to stroke his abnormally large ego

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Opinion&Survey Too many laws, too many restrictions

No wonder we’re in such a screwed up political system. By Nelson Becker Another term for politician is “lawmaker” and laws are restrictions on activities. They are not meant to enable, they’re meant to stop and reduce certain acts. So our law

makers, in order to fulfill themselves and their purpose, have to make laws. Over time, we simply build in more and more restrictions in our society. This is backwards from the way it should be. As we get older, we should get more responsible and more mature, and so we should be taking laws off the books instead of

putting them on. Wouldn’t it be great at every law making session, whether it be city council, provincial or federal, we could announce what laws have been taken off the books. The role of government should be empowerment and enabling our happiness.

This Week’s Survey Question

When the King of Bhutan was asked about their Gross National Product, he replied that money was a poor gauge of success, and that a better gauge would be happiness. Since that first conversation, a system of quan-

tifying happiness is being developed, called Gross National Happiness. Of course you cannot be happy if you don’t have enough to eat, and don’t feel safe. By some methods the happiest country in the world is Denmark.

Part of the reason for that is a desire by the people to take care of eachother. I’d like to know what happiness is to you. I’d like to know whether you’re happy or not, and what would make you happier?

Are you happy? What would help you find happiness?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/are_you_happy Watch for this week’s survey question in the Monday Mini. If you are not a subscriber to the Mini you can join our mailing list here. Results and comments will be posted in Friday’s Express News Update.

The Unfair Elections Act: A Page from the Republican Dirty Tricks Book Part I I n a recent speech at the National by Alex Atamanenko, MP Action Network convention in New York City, U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the issue of voter suppression and voter ID laws. President Obama echoed Canadian election experts who point out that voting fraud is almost non-existent and there is simply no justification for introducing new, highly restrictive voter ID laws – as Republicans have done in the States and Pierre Poilievre and the Conservatives are doing

right now in Canada. Conservatives persist in making bogus arguments about voter fraud, despite the fact almost all the irregularities investigated by Elections Canada are administrative errors. As a result, they are ramming through an unfair bill that could disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of Canadians. To put it bluntly, Bill C23 is a threat to our democracy, the latest in a series of attacks on what I would call “our Canadian way of Life”. The Unfair Elections Act is a thinly-veiled pursuit of a vendetta against the Chief Electoral Officer. Look no further than Bill C-23’s

removal of the right of the Chief Electoral Officer to engage in democracy promotion and general public education which targets the more marginalized groups whose members are less likely to vote. Look also at how in C23 the Chief Electoral Officer is put on the list of those expressly covered by the Conflict of Interest Act, when no other officer of Parliament is so singled out. My colleague, Craig Scott, our Democratic Reform critic has identified at least 20 serious problems with C-23. He has grouped the problems into three themes: 1. Voter Suppression: The Unfair Elections Act removes two methods of voting that

have proven effective in enfranchising voters who do not have standard I.D. documents, have no fixed address, or otherwise cannot meet the identity-proving requirements in the current Canada Elections Act. The Conservatives claim that vouching and VICs are the source of widespread fraud by citizens -- with NO evidence to back this up -and then use this as the ‘rationale’ to prohibit these forms of identifying voters. In Part II of this column I will look at the other two themes: “Pretending to Fight Electoral Fraud” and “Worsening the Distorting Impact of Money Politics on Our Democracy”.


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Opinion&Survey Last week’s survey response: What complimentary health care services do you use?

Acupuncture 45% Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine 29% Homeopathy 24% Naturopathy 53% Massage Therapy 71% Bodywork 21% Light Therapy 13% Hypnotherapy 5% Chiropractor 68% None 10% “Other” category: (named by participants)

Reiki, Rolfing Jin-Shin-Do, Energy Medicine, Cranio-Sacral, Herbalism Sacral-cranial therapy/osteopathy Aromatherapy Physiotherapy energy healing, meditation, yoga, diet counselling Supplements Colon Irrigation, reflexology

Do you agree? Complimentary health care services should be covered by the BC Medical Services Plan.

YES 47.5% Comments: Each Modality Must Certify and Monitor their own members, as Acupuncture currently does. Over the years I have had little or no useful help or healing from the allopathic medical system, for my family or myself, in dealing with physical ailments . So it is frustrating that all the alternative therapies that have been of immense value and assistance in our healthcare, have to be paid for a second time out of our own pocket, having already contributed to healthcare through paying taxes. We would all benefit from an integrated, holistic healthcare system. Massage, chiropractic, sacral-cranial and some chinese treatments and drugs all have huge benefits to ones health and actually are more effective than standard medical care To a maximum amount These are personal choice, mostly with little or no science to back them. The “complimentary” services are my main healthcare services. Only evidence based (accepted science) therapies should be covered. Otherwise we could open up a Pandora’s Box.

SOME 45% NO 7.5% I think that this would vastly improve the health of people and as the prices are very costeffective compared to the prices we pay for doctors visits and hospital tests and hospital stays it would be cheaper in the long run to prevent illnesses and support health instead. I think there is a high potential for abuse of usage with complimentary therapies if they were to be covered under msp. I pay for allopathic care that I rarely use, and also pay for the care I do use. People say “we don’t want a two-tiered heatlh care system. We already have one. These are preventative, so would keep us healthier and save us money on pharmaceuticals and surgeries, as well as the grief that goes with them. If people have to pay out of their own pockets for the health care they need, it degrades the Medicare system. only if they stop covering the injured who were required to wear a helmet and didn’t wear a helmet At least up to the same level as drugs. Why is it that we can be medicated until we are in a daze but not receive real attention to what works for us?

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