Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 - Kootenay Weekly Express

Table of Contents
Arts & Entertainment....................p. 2
Community News..........................p. 5
What’s On Calendar.......................p. 6
Classifieds...................................p. 10
Opinion & Editorial .....................p. 10
Survey & Editorial........................p.11
Police News.................................p. 12
Crossword...................................p. 13
WEAT
Click here for
Nelson
Weather
http://www.wunderground.com/swf/Rapid_
Fire.swf?units=metric&station=IBRITISH76
http://www.wunderground.com/swf/Rapid_Fire.swf?units=met
ric&station=IBRITISH76
theexpressNewsUpdate
building Nelson & area community since 1988
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 Vol. 5, No. 04
Anti-slavery concert for justice
see page 4
Emma Kade album release
at Expressions Night Café
Saturday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m.
see page 2
Wrapping up a
Food Cupboard fundraiser
See page 5
theExpress News Update
QuickLinks:
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Page 2
Arts&Entertainment
Big Lip Sync returns to Capitol
Emma Kade album release
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 7p.m. at the Nelson at Expressions Performance Café Register by Friday, Feb. 13
Indie publishing presentation
Public Library
Saturday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m. at
Award-winning indie author Expressions Performance Café, 554
Kristene Perron offers insight into the Ward Street. Tickets $10
sometimes confusing world of selfpublishing. This free, one-hour presentation will help writers choose a publishing path, learn how it works and
how to avoid pitfalls along the way,
and get tips on marketing and promotion. Writers of all levels are welcome
and Internet fluency is not required.
photo by Sam Stevens
submitted by the
Emma
Kade
Nelson Public Library
Get It On Vinyl is presenting
Modern organ concert
Emma Kade’s release party for her
Monday, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. at
debut album “Transparent” at the legShambhala Hall, Selkirk College
endary Expressions Cafe. Originally
As part of the Selkirk Pro-Musica from Creston, Emma Kade taught
Concert series, Gilles Parenteau will herself to play guitar and developed
give a performance entitled Taking a unique style based on her love of
the Modern Organ in Brilliant New blues, country, pop and folk music.
She began writing lyrics and original
Directions. Using the technical standard of MIDI (musical instrument music that quickly caught the attention
digital interface), allows a wide vari- of the YouTube community, generating
ety of electronic musical instruments, tens of thousands of views and developcomputers and other related devices ing fans across North America. Emma
to communicate with one another. is the absolute definition of a singer/
Parenteau
has since
designed
a new layout songwriter in today’s music world.
building community
1988
This all ages show is $5 at the
of keyboards that is sure to delight.
Tickets are are $15 and available door or can be purchased at Eddy’s
Music store. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
at Otter Books in Nelson.
withbuilding
the show
starting
at 8.
community
since 1988
https://www.facebook.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/
SelkirkProMusica
tiggertink007
Submit your Press Release at
https://www.facebook.com/
www.expressnews.ca/pressreleases.php
EmmaKadMusic
theexpressNewsUpdate
Auditions Sunday, Feb 15
Remember back in 2011, when
the Capitol Theatre held its last
Community Big Lip Sync Contest?
Remember how much fun it was?
Remember how you wished you’d had
the gumption to enter and how you’d
decided that next year you would? But
next year never came ... until now!
On Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.
the Capitol Theatre hosts the Big Lip
Sync Contest Revival, a chance to
make good on that long ago resolution
to get up on the stage and (silently) belt
out that beloved Tina Turner song!
To enter the Big Lip Sync Contest
register at the Capitol Box Office or by
calling 250-352-6363 by Friday, Feb. 13
www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca
On screen: Of Mice And Men
Saturday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m. athe the
Capitol Theatre
James Franco and Chris O’Dowd
star in the hit Broadway production
Of Mice And Men, filmed on stage
by National Theatre Live. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner
John Steinbeck’s play is a powerful
portrait of the American spirit and a
heartbreaking testament to the bonds
of friendship.
Tickets are $15 for adults or $12
for students. Phone 250-352-6363. or
buy tickets online.
www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca
theexpressNewsUpdate
AD PROOF AD PROOF
Click ad to go to advertiser’s website.
cap
CApItoL thEAtRE
Capitol Season Series presents:
Chris Gibbs - Like Father, Like Son? Sorry.
(comedy) Saturday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m.
Ballet Jorgen Canada - CINDERELLA
Wednesday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Big Lip Sync Contest Register by February 13
Auditions February 15 and Show March 7.
250.352.6363
www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca
city
Like us on Facebook!
Click anywhere
on this ad
to like the
City of Nelson
For information visit us online at http://www.nelson.ca
theExpress News Update
QuickLinks:
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Page 3
Arts&Entertainment
Valentines Day Concert
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Saturday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. at the Blue
House, 503 Fourth St. Nelson
February 12-14, 19-21 and 26-28 at
7:30 p.m. at Shambhala Hall
Heartbreaking and wickedly
funny, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
is a musical comedy that tells the
story of a fictional rock ‘n’ roll band,
fronted by Hedwig, an “internationally ignored song stylist” from East
Berlin who has survived a botched
sex change operation.
Starring Nelson’s Cultural
photo submitted
Ambassasdor, Bessie Wapp and
Noemi Kiss
Sydney Black and directed by Pat
An evening of love songs from Henman, Hedwig and the Angry
across the centuries. The beautiful and Inch may be inappropriate for chiltalented Noémi Kiss and Rita Deane dren 12 and under. Tickets are $25
will perform works by Dowland, Sor, for adults and $20 for students (plus
Giuliani, Rodrigo, Sieber, Britten and applicable taxes and fees) and are
more. Tickets on sale at Otter Books. available at the Capitol Theatre Box
https://www.facebook.com/
office.
events/1005016026180002/
www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca
DJ Volpix spins again
Saturday, Feb 7, 9 p.m at the Royal
photo submitted
DJ Volpix
Bringing music to the next level
Volpix means all that with music that
makes the night move and has full of
life, joy, power, drive, and the spirit
with the heart and soul. Watch him at:
https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=XLtQr00xfmY
NDCU_Call for Nominations2015_ExpressOnline_Jan2,9,16,23.pdf 1 08/12/2014 4:32:14 PM
Click ad to go to advertiser’s website.
coop
Build your Credit Union & your Community
theexpressNewsUpdate
H
W
building community since 1988
AD PROOF
Click ad to go to advertiser’s website.
503 Baker St
Mon -Sat:
6:30 am
- 5:30 pm
Sunday:
7 am - 4 pm
250.352.0095
johnwardfinecoffee.com
Expressions proudly serves John Ward coffee at evening events
Join the Board of Directors
Photo Credit: Lucas Jmieff
A position on the Board allows one to represent the membership’s
collective values concerning social, environmental and corporate
responsibility while setting strategy and direction for your financial
co-operative. This ensures a strong and viable Credit Union
and Community.
Opportunities are available for the following positions:
One Director from the Nelson Representative Area
One Director from the East Shore Representative Area
One Director from the Rossland Representative Area
One Director from the Rossland Representative Area
3 year term
3 year term
3 year term
2 year term
Please contact Virginia Makaroff, Executive Assistant, for more
information at 250.352.7207 or [email protected].
Eligible applications must be received by Friday, January 30, 2015.
www.nelsoncu.com/CallForNominations
theExpress News Update
QuickLinks:
JR Louis, Pierson and Galm
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Page
4
Arts&Entertainment
Saturday, Jan. 31, 1-3 p.m. Ellison’s
Cafe, 523 Front St.
photo submitted
Stephen Pierson
Described as a folk-rock-country
dumpster fire of back alley melodies,
JR gives his own unique take on old
sounds and song styles. This Medicine
Hat artist reflects the heart of Southern
Alberta in a way that has never seemed
so genuine. JR Louis embodies what it
means to be a soulful young man.
Next up is the return of a special
duo, Stephen Pierson (sitar) and John
Galm (percussion). Stephen has used
some Indian Raga voicings to customize
tunes ranging from the Beatles, traditional American fiddle tunes, jazz pieces and
originals. He was a student of John Galm
back in 1990 in Colorado and unexpectedly met up with him here in Nelson two
years ago at Ellisons. Now they perform
together. For more information visit:
www.facebook.com/pages/
Ellisons-Cafe-Acoustic-UnpluggedSessions/134317453293369
Amnesty film festival
Pete Seeger Memorial Concert
Friday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Saturday, Jan. 31, dinner at 5 p.m.,
Feb. 7 12:30 & 6:30 p.m. at the
concert at 7 p.m. at The Junction
Shambhala Music and Performance
Church, Near the Junction of Hwy’s
Hall at Selkirk College (Tenth St.)
3 & 6 Just before Mt. Sentinel
Amnesty International Nelson
is presenting REEL AWARENESS,
the 15th annual Human Rights Film
Festival, bringing together inspiration
and information in a collection of eyeopening, critically acclaimed documentaries from around the world.
The festival kicks off on Friday evening at 7:00 with The Secret Trial 5, an
examination of one of the human costs of
the war on terror. At 8:50 is Music and
Coexistence. Saturday afternoon begins
photo submitted
at 1:00 with Apartheid: Voices in Black Jon Burden is one of many local musicians
and White. where filmmakers explore who will be performing in support of ending
Apartheid and its legacy in South Africa. modern day slavery
At 2:00 Everyday Rebellion, celebrates
When Pete Seeger passed away
the power of creative non-violent protest Jan. 27, 2014 at age 94, it touched
and civil disobedience by drawing on many hearts internationally. “Since
many examples from around the world. Pete’s essence was all about justice
The festival closes on Saturday evening - our benefit concert, in support of the
with Granito: How to Nail a Dictator. International Justice Mission’s work
The film’s producers will connect in via freeing the captives of child slavery
Skype to introduce their film. The 8:30 - will be fitting,” say organizers.
film is Kismet, showing how Turkish
Performing live will be Holly Hyatt
soap operas are helping
women
across
& Jon Burden, Dan Perrault, Catherine
building
community
since 1988
the region to claim their rights and trans- McGrath & Friends, Sugar and Spice
form their lives.
w/ Bo & Roxanne, and Kenny Conrad
Tickets are available at Otter & Olin McKay. A vegetarian / gluten
Books in Nelson or at the door. Each & dairy-Free Dinnerwill be Prepared
evening presentation is $10; Saturday by Thalia Thiessen.
afternoon is by donation.
For information on where to get
http://amnesty.ca/events/nelsontickets and more visit:
reel-awareness-film-festival
http://justiceatthejunction.org
theexpressNewsUpdat
AD PROOF
Click ad to go to advertiser’s website.
H
H
hFROMTHE(UMETOTHE(OMEv
hFROMTHE(UMETOTHE(OMEv
hFROMTHE(UMETOTHE(OMEv
Click
for
Menu
-ĚĢĦĠģ%ĖĝĚħĖģĪ
Food Delivery
Sunday to Thursday: 5 p.m. - Midnight
Friday and Saturday: 5 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Liquor Delivery
9 a.m. - 11 P.M 7 Days a Week
œÀÊ`œÜ˜œ>`>Liʓi˜Õ\ÊÜÜÜ°…Õ“i…œÌi°Vœ“Éi˜ÕÃ
theExpress News Update
QuickLinks:
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Page
5
CommunityNews
Grief Support Series
Thursday, Feb. 12 until Mar. 5, 6-8 p.m.
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. Pre-registration is
required but attendance is free.
For those who have lost someone through death, the cycle of loss
through detachment, despair and
anger to recovery can be a lonely,
frightening and overwhelming experience, even when family and friends
are trying to support us. A grief support group provides a safe, supportive
environment where the bereaved can
learn that the way they are experiencing their grief is normal and very
individual. Grief is a healthy response
to loss that needs to be acknowledged
and expressed before we can move on.
Working through feelings about losses
and sharing them with others who are
also grieving decreases our isolation
and loneliness while helping us learn
how to experience and work through
our pain.
For more information and/or to
register, please call Nelson Hospice at
250-352-2337 or email [email protected]. All calls are confidential.
Donations gratefully accepted.
www.nelsonhospice.org
Rotarians seeking adventurers
Application deadline: Monday, Feb. 16
The Nelson Rotary Club is looking for applicants to the Adventure in
Citizenship Program in the National
Capital Region.
From May 3 to May 6, 2015, program participants will join other young
Canadians in discussing and debating
the issues impacting Canada today. The
diversity of Canada and the privileges
and responsibilities of citizenship will be
a key focus of the program. Participants
will be billeted with host families and
provided with bed and breakfast and
transportation to and from the program.
The selected student must be a
Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
between the ages of 16 and 18 by May
1, 2015, enrolled in and attending
school (grade 11 or 12), and maintaining acceptable grade standards.
Travel arrangements and expenses
are provided by the Nelson Rotary
Club. For more information and application forms, contact Eileen Holland
[email protected]
QuickLinks:
Hospice volunteer training
First and last weekends of February
Nelson & District Hospice Society
is offering a 30-hour volunteer training that provides the basic training
necessary to volunteer in any hospice within BC. To apply, please follow these steps: become familiar with
Nelson Hospice by viewing their website. Click on “Volunteering”, then
download andcomplete the application form.
www.nelsonhospice.org
To put your business card in the
Express News Update
call 250-354-3910
13-week packages as low as
$30/week
Click here to submit your free
15 word private party or $5
buusiness classified ad:
https://secure.awe-hosting.com/
express-secure/classified.php
BusinessBits
Express News Update
news, events and ads
deadline:
Wednesday noon
before the Friday issue
To inquire about
renting the
Expressions
performance
and meeting space
call 250-354-3910
photo submitted
Andy and Paul Cowan Wrapping 2014 (Andy Left – Paul Right) Over the Holidays the Staff
at Cowan’s set up a creative wrapping station by donation for the Nelson Food Cupboard,
they collected money / food donations and were surprised at the wonderful feedback they
got. They have more plans for next year and by the request of their customers they are
planning more fun and creative events throughout the year.
theExpress News Update
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Page 6
What’sOn this week
Nelson & Area: Fri. Jan 30- Sun. Feb. 08
Fri. Jan. 30
live music
Ensemble Vivant in “From Bach to Piazzolla”
with pianist Catherine Wilson and jazz legend Don
Thompson on vibes in a genre-diverse program ranging
from classical to Latin and other jazz styles 8 p.m. at the
Capitol Theatre http://www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca
The Boom Booms w/ guests at Spiritbar http://
www.humehotel.com/spiritbar
After Work Dance Party - kicks off at 6 p.m.
then DJ at 9 p.m. until close at Finleys
Live DJ at Wait's News, 10:30 p.m. - 3 a.m.
6-8pm Steve Rudolph, guitar, vocals - rock
8:30 - 12am Open Stage w/ Marty, Patrick and
Jimmy at the Royal
special events
Of Mice and Men - National Theatre of Great
Britain, a Capitol Theatre Performance On Screen, 7
p.m. at the Capitol Theatre http://www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca
Teen Exam Cram at the Nelson Public Library:
tutors, food and a place to study.
Nelson Leafs vs Grand Forks at the Nelson &
District Community Complex 7 p.m.,
ongoing events
Nelson Leafs vs Fernie at the Nelson & District
Community Complex 7 p.m.
Family Literacy Event at the Nelson Public
Library 10:15 a.m. Pre-register 250-352-6333
or online http://nelsonpubliclibraryevents.wordpress.com/
Movie: Inherent Vice 6:45 p.m., Selma 9:30
p.m. at Civic Theatre
Family Storytime 10:15 – 10:45. Preregister online
at www.nelsonlibrary.ca or call 250-352-6333.
Nelson Chess Club meets: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Nelson’s Senior Association, 717 Vernon St. All
ages welcome
Meat Draws and Karaoke at Nelson Legion
lounge (Membership available to public). 3:30 pm
(250)352-7727
NDYC Youth BBQ 3-5 pm, Poolshark (pool) 7-9
pm 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656.
ongoing events
religious services
special events
Movie: Selma 7 p.m. Inherent Vice 9:30 p.m.
at Civic Theatre
Gender Outlaws, a support and social group
for trans and gender diverse folks. Trans Connect
250-354-5362.
Food Pantry at St. Saviour’s Anglican
Church, 701 Ward Street (Silica Street entrance)
9-11am. Everyone welcome.
NDYC Ball hockey (11 years and younger) 4-6
pm, Battle at the youth centre (skateboarding) 7-8 pm
608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656.
Sat. Jan. 31
live music
Funkanomics w/ Ben Fox at Spiritbar http://
www.humehotel.com/spiritbar
Live DJ at Wait's News, 10:30 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Live DJ free cover, top 40 playing the 70snow. Finley's
Open Jam with Vince Curly 2-6 p.m., Dj
Selectah Meszenjah and Cass Dj Rhapsody $5
at door 9 p.m.-12 at the Royal
JR Louis (Alberta), Stephen Pierson (sitar)w/
John Galm (percussion) at Ellison’s Cafe
Acoustic Unplugged Sessions, 1-3
Cathedral of Mary Immaculate Mass, Nelson
at 7 p.m.
Sacred Heart Mass, Kaslo at 4 p.m.
Sun. Feb. 01
live music
Jazz: Nikko at the Hume Library Lounge. 610 p.m. www.humehotel.com/library-lounge
Karaoke at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill 9 p.m.
special events
LVR Grad Burger and Beer Fundraiser during 2015
Super Bowl XLIX The Party starts at 3 pm at Finleys
Oneness Blessings - meditation and divine
energy transfer 9:30 a.m., Manistone Healing
Centre, 2nd Floor, 507 Baker St.
Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre Open
Public Sitting Hours 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 812
Stanley
First Baptist Church, 611 - 5th St., Nelson. A
Family Friendly Service at10 a.m Pastor: John
Thwaites
Kootenay Christian Fellowship at 10:30 a.m.
520 Falls Street. Phone 1-888-761-3301. Divine
purpose, serving community developing relationships
St. Saviour’s Anglican Service: 10:30 am. All
Welcome. Ward & Silica, 250-352-5711
St. John’s Lutheran Church service. Everyone
welcome to 4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250354-3308.
Nelson United Church service. 10 a.m. All are
welcome. 602 Silica St. 250-352-2822.
Unity Centre of the Kootenays Seniors 51 – 717
Vernon St. 11 a.m. Contact – 250-354-5394
Ascension Lutheran Church service 10:15a.
m. Rosemont Elementary. All are welcome.
250-352-2515.
Cathedral of Mary Immaculate Mass, Nelson at
8:30 a.m and 10:30 a.m.
Nelson 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 [email protected]
Bethel Christian Centre. 623 Gordon Road,
Nelson BC. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. For
more information please call 250.352.9322
Mon. Feb. 02
live music
Movie: Selma 4 p.m, Inherent Vice 7 p.m. at
Civic Theatre
Cribbage in Nelson Legion lounge 1:00 pm.
Membership available to the public. 250-352-7727 or
250-352-6464
Gilles Parenteau plays moder organ 7:30 p.m.,
Shambhala Hall, Selkirk College
Jazz: Jesse & Rich at the Library Lounge. 6
-10 p.m. www.humehotel.com/library-lounge
Max Hawk and The Raptors 7-9 p.m. at the
Royal
religious services
special event
ongoing events
Centre for Spiritual Living Sunday
Celebration. Meditation 10:30am, Celebration
11:00am. 602 Kootenay St. Everyone Welcome.
www.cslwestkootenay.org
Movie: Groundhog Day (1993-Bill Murray)
7:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre. Free for members.
continued on next page...
theExpress News Update
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Page 7
What’sOn this week
Nelson & Area: Fri. Jan 30- Sun. Feb. 08
Mon. Feb. 02 cont’d
ongoing events
Qi Gong at the Nelson Seniors Centre 726
Vernon 10:30 a.m. $3 drop-in
Archery at the Rod and Gun Club from 6 p.m.
to 8 p.m. first visit free
Nelson Food Cupboard 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nelson
United Church at 602 Silica Street
Need low cost dental care? Assessment for
WKC TEETH Clinic Monday’s 10-noon. Call
SCS 250-352-6008
NDYC Ladies skateboarding 7-10 pm 608
Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656.
Tues. Feb. 03
live music
Dance For Dancing Man Ken- Lets celebrate
the life of a Kootenay Legend at Spiritbar http://
www.humehotel.com/spiritbar
Jazz: Melody & Doug 6 - 10 p.m. The Library
Lounge www.humehotel.com/library-lounge
Open Mic Nights - beginning at 8 p.m. at
Finleys
Combo Night Accoustic/electronic Open stage
Hosted by DJ Calmpound 7- midnight no cover
at the Royal
special events
Snowed In Comedy Tour featuring Arj Barker, Paul
Myrehaug, Craig Campbell and Dan Quinn. 8:30 p.m. at
the Capitol Theatre
ongoing events
Movie. Selma 7 p.m., Inherent Vice 9:30 p.m.
at Civic Theatre
Kundalini Yoga at Shambhala Meditation
Centre 5-6:30 Tuesdays Please call for further
information 352-6132
RC plane flying, Every Tuesday,4pm.
Wildflower School, Nelson,$3 per youngster, all ages welcome. No RC cars please.
Planes, Helicopters, Drones, Hovercraft all OK.
Teaching available, some models available to
try out.
Rotary Club of Nelson Daybreak meet every
week at 7 a.m. at the Hume
Nelson & District Women’s Centre drop-in
services for women, Noon-4 p.m. 420 Mill St
Wed. Feb. 04
live music
Open mic night at Expressions Night Café ,
554 Ward st. 6 - 10 p.m. Coffee,tea, gourmet hot
chocolate. 250-354-3910
Jazz: Paul Landsberg at the Library Lounge.
6p.m. to 10 p.m. www.humehotel.com/librarylounge
Eclectic Guitar: Eric Johnson and Mike Stern 8
p.m. at the Capitol Theatre http://www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca
Sali Bracewell, piano, vocals 6-7:30 pm Vibe
R/B - Soul 8-10 pm at the Royal
Karaoke Dance Party beginning at 9 p.m. at
Finleys
ongoing events
Wild & Wacky Wednesdays at the Nelson
Public Library on the first Wednesday of every
month, 3:30 p.m. for youth 12 and up.
Senior Citizens monthly meeting, 717 Vernon St.,
10:30 a.m. All seniors welcome Women’s Kundalini
yoga 10 a.m. at the Nelson Women’s Centre.
By donation. All self-identified women are
welcome.
Overeaters Anonymous meeting at the Community
Medical Clinc, main floor. Anyone with a problem with
food is welcome. Noon to 1 p.m.
Preschool Storytime for 3 – 5 year olds 10:15
– 10:45.Preregister online at www.nelsonlibrary.ca or
call 250-352-6333.
Nelson Food Cupboard 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nelson
United Church at 602 Silica Street
Nelson 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 [email protected] techclub.info
Nelson Duplicate Bridge Club meets 7 p.m.
in The Nelson Senior Citizens Building, 717
Vernon St
Overeaters Anonymous meeting: Community
First Health Co-op, 518 Lake St. Rm. 104, 12-1
p.m. 250-825-4105
NDYC Air hockey (11 yrs and younger) 3:305:30, 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656.
Darts at Nelson Legion lounge (Legion membership
available to public) 7:30 pm (250)352-7727
Nelson & Area Elder Abuse Prevention Resource
Centre. Wednesdays from 12 - 2pm 726 Vernon St.
Phone 250-352-6008.www.nelsonelderabuse.org/
Nelson & District Women’s Centre drop-in
services for women, Noon-4 p.m. 420 Mill St
Thurs. Feb. 05
live music
Jazz: J Greg Walter at the Library Lounge.
6-10 p.m. www.humehotel.com/library-lounge
College DJ Night at Finley’s
Dylann McPherson, guitar, piano & vocals 6
- 8pm. at the Royal
ongoing events
Movie: Force Majeure 7:30 p.m.. at Civic
Theatre
Qi Gong at the United Church 10.30a.m. $3
drop in fee
Ping pong at the Savoy Lanes $5 drop-in,
6-10 p.m
Ladies Target Shooting. No experience needed. Contact Angela [email protected]
for more info & to book a space
Kootenay Quilters Guild every first and third
Thurs of each month. - 10 a.m. at Christie-Lees
Hall, Radio Ave
NDYC Skate lessons 4-6 pm, Sewing Club
6:30-8:30 pm, Movie night 8-10 pm. 608 Lake St.
ph. 250-352-5656.
Nelson & District Women’s Centre drop-in
services for women, Noon-4 p.m. 420 Mill St
continued on next page...
Submit your Calendar Events listings at
https://secure.awe-hosting.com/express-secure/calendar.html
the first 15 words are free for
non-profit organizations and performance venues
theExpress News Update
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Page 8
What’sOn this week
Nelson & Area: Fri. Jan 30- Sun. Feb. 08
Fri. Feb. 06
live music
Bob Marley’s 70th Birthday Bash ft. Gisto +
Dubconscious at Spiritbar http://www.humehotel.com/spiritbar
After Work Dance Party - kicks off at 6 p.m.
then DJ at 9 p.m. until close at Finleys
Live DJ at Wait's News, 10:30 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Open Stage hosted by Marty Carter and Patrick
Bonin 8:30 p.m. at the Royal
ongoing events
Movie: TBA at Civic Theatre
Gender Outlaws, a support and social group
for trans and gender diverse folks. Trans Connect
250-354-5362.
Food Pantry at St. Saviour’s Anglican
Church, 701 Ward Street (Silica Street entrance)
9-11am. Everyone welcome.
NDYC Ball hockey (11 years and younger) 4-6
pm, Battle at the youth centre (skateboarding) 7-8 pm
608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656.
Sat. Feb. 07
live music
Emma Kade’s Album Release Party:
“Transparent” at Expressions Night Café , 554
Ward St. 8- 10 p.m. Tickets $5 at Eddy Music
or at the door.
The Funk Hunters w/ Smoothie on Sax - AV
Set at Spiritbar http://www.humehotel.com/spiritbar
Live DJ at Wait's News, 10:30 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Live DJ free cover, top 40 playing the 70snow. Finley's
Open Jam with Vince Curly 2-6 p.m. at the
Royal
Small World Project play jazz and world
music 8 p.m. at the Rossland Miner's Hall
special events
Comedy: Like Father, Like Son? Sorry - Chris
Gibbs 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca
ongoing events
Family Storytime 10:15 – 10:45. Preregister online
at www.nelsonlibrary.ca or call 250-352-6333.
Movie: TBA at Civic Theatre
theexpressNewsUpdate
Nelson Chess Club meets: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Nelson’s Senior Association, 717 Vernon St. All
ages welcome
Meat Draws and Karaoke at Nelson Legion
lounge (Membership available to public). 3:30 pm
(250)352-7727
NDYC Youth BBQ 3-5 pm, Poolshark (pool) 7-9
pm 608 Lake St. ph. 250-352-5656.
religious services
Cathedral of Mary Immaculate Mass, Nelson
at 7 p.m.
Sacred Heart Mass, Kaslo at 4 p.m.
Sun. Feb. 08
live music
Jazz: Nikko at the Hume Library Lounge. 610 p.m. www.humehotel.com/library-lounge
Karaoke at Finley’s Irish Bar and Grill 9 p.m.
ongoing events
Movie: TBA at Civic Theatre
Cribbage in Nelson Legion lounge 1:00 pm.
Membership available to the public. 250-352-7727 or
250-352-6464
religious services
Centre for Spiritual Living Sunday
Celebration. Meditation 10:30am, Celebration
11:00am. 602 Kootenay St. Everyone Welcome.
www.cslwestkootenay.org
Oneness Blessings - meditation and divine
energy transfer 9:30 a.m., Manistone Healing
Centre, 2nd Floor, 507 Baker St.
Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre Open
Public Sitting Hours 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 812 Stanley
First Baptist Church, 611 - 5th St., Nelson. A
Family Friendly Service at10 a.m Pastor: John
Thwaites
Kootenay Christian Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. 520
Falls Street. Phone 1-888-761-3301. Divine purpose, serving community developing relationships
St. Saviour’s Anglican Service: 10:30 am. All
Welcome. Ward & Silica, 250-352-5711
St. John’s Lutheran Church service. Everyone
welcome to 4p.m. worship. 321 Silica St. 250354-3308.
Nelson United Church service. 10 a.m. All are
welcome. 602 Silica St. 250-352-2822.
Unity Centre of the Kootenays Seniors 51 – 717
Vernon St. 11 a.m. Contact – 250-354-5394
Ascension Lutheran Church service 10:15a.
m. Rosemont Elementary. All are welcome.
250-352-2515.
Cathedral of Mary Immaculate Mass, Nelson at
8:30 a.m and 10:30 a.m.
Sacred Heart Mass, Proctor 2nd and 4th
Sunday at 1 p.m.
Nelson 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 [email protected]
Bethel Christian Centre. 623 Gordon Road,
Nelson BC. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. For
more information please call 250.352.9322
Quaker Worship 10:30 a.m.-12 noon Womens’
Centre 420 Mill Street enter at rear door 250/354-4281
2nd Sundays of the month
Plan Ahead
Amnesty International Nelson presents REEL
AWARENESS, the 15th annual Human Rights Film
Festival at the Shambala Hall Tickets at Otter Books,
door, Friday Feb. 6 and Saturday Feb. 7
Exhibit: Boukje Elzinga: La Puerta Negra at
Touchstones Nelson Gallery B 1-3 p.m. opening
reception and artist talk on Saturday, Feb. 7
Cinderella - Ballet Jorgen 8 p.m. at the Capitol
Theatre www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca Wednesday,
Feb. 11
Nutritious cooking on a budget with Maggie
Jones at the Women’s Centre, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5 fee.
Wednesday, Feb. 11
Valentine’s Day Concert - Noémi Kiss & Rita
Deane at 7:30 pm The Blue House, 503 Fourth
Street, Nelson An evening of love songs from across
the centuries. Saturday, Feb. 14
Scarlet Mary Rose and The Heavy Petal Burlesque
10th anniversary Valentines Burlesque Show at
Spiritbar http://www.humehotel.com/spiritbar
Saturday, Feb. 14
Nelson Leafs vs Castlegar at the Nelson
& District Community Complex 2:30 p.m.,
Sunday, Feb. 15
The Wilderness of Manitoba at Spiritbar http://
www.humehotel.com/spiritbar, Monday, Feb 16
Nelson Daybreak’s International Tasting Faire at
Prestige 5:30 $25 Tickets at BCAA, Nelson Family
Eyecare. Wednesday, Feb. 18
Coldest Night of the Year Walk to raise funds
for Room to Live Campaign, Saturday Feb. 21
www.coldestnightoftheyear.org/location/nelson
theExpress News Update
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Page 9
Expressions Performance Café
www.facebook.com/expressionsnelson
coming up
Wednesday, Feb 4, 6 p.m. Open Mic Night at Expressions
Friday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m. Selfdesign High Benefit: films, open mic, silent auction
Saturday, Feb. 7, p.m. Emma Kade’s Album Release Party,
Passionate singer-songwriter from Creston
Wednesday, Feb 11, 6 p.m. Open Mic Night at Expressions
Wednesday, Feb 18, 6 p.m. Open Mic Night at Expressions
Expressions is now open for
scheduled events only
(the Night Café has been discontinued)
This week’s
expressNewsUpdate
was produced by:
Watch this page for announcements
or visit facebook/expressionsnelson
Call 250-354-3910 to inquire about renting
the Expressions performance and meeting space
for your special event
E
xpressions
PRESENTS
Jazz5Folk5Classical5Film5Workshops5Meetings
Night Café
mm
The easy way to find out what’s
happening at Expressions Night Café
Like US
on facebook
Expressions Performance Café supports local, we serve:
Nelson Becker
Owner/
Publisher
Robin Murray
Accounts, Layout
and Editing
How to contact us
Classifieds, Event Listings, Press Releases, Fish Heads and Flowers and Letters
to the Editor can all be submitted via the
Express website:
www.expressnews.ca
You can also reach us by phone
at 250-354-3910, by e-mail at express@
expressnews.bc.ca
or by post at:
P.O. Box 922,
Nelson, B.C., V1L 6A5.
Please note that the Express Update and
all its contents are copyrighted by Kootenay
Express
Communications Corp.
and may not be used without
expressed permission.
Copyright 2014
The Kootenay
Express News Update
554 Ward Street Nelson, B.C. V1L1S9
Nelson Becker, Publisher
theExpress News Update
theClassifieds
Click here to submit your free 15 word classifieds
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
private
Page10
party a
ds are
FREE
https://secure.awe-hosting.com/express-secure/classified.php
Health & Fitness
BRAND NEW ‘AB-DOER’ twist
workout machine/ DVD for sale
(abdoer.com). Paid $250. + tax/
S&H. Asking $150. 2wisewoods@
gmail.com 250-352-1199
KUNDALINI YOGA AT Shambhala
Meditation Centre Tuesdays 5-6:30
Please call for further info. Cathrine
352-6132
Commercial Classifieds
are only $5 +gst
Lost & Found
LOST IN NELSON:ON Dec 26 or
27, medic alert bracelet, please call
Susan at 352-1988
Answers
to crossword
$10.95/month
Real Estate
HOUSE FOR SALE Mountain
Station! Amazing views! Won’t last
long! $280,000 Call 250-352-1624
to view.
Rentals
2 BR. APT., Nelson Fully furnished.
Available Feb 1. $1450 incl utils. w/
d, cable, wifi. 505-5119
see crossword on page 14
http://www.uniserve.com/
Opinion&Editorial
My Opinion
by Spencer Pollard
Knowing Your Limits
When it came
to declining
extra opportunities saying no was next
to impossible. However
now I find it much easier
due to time constraints and
lack of energy. Feeling
obligated to take advantage
of everything that comes
your way is normal but to
me it’s unnecessary.
A good example of this
would be extra work,
many of us feel the need
to put in 40+ hours a week
as it’s considered the norm
but if you only need 30+
and if you feel that the
former is too much by all
means feel free to work
less. It may not be possible
to do so due to your present circumstances but we
shouldn’t feel the need to
work as much as humanly
possible. Work within your
limits and only push yourself if you feel like, pacing
is key.
I’m not saying to not push
yourself. Sometimes even
exceeding our limits is a
good thing as it shows the
potential for accomplishment as well as giving us
the opportunity to test our
own personal boundaries.
Find a rhythm that works
for you and go for it.
Spencer Pollard is a 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
[email protected]
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, length,
and clarity. The decision to
publish or not to publish is
completely at the discretion
of the editor and publisher.
All letters must be signed
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.
Submit your Letter to the Editor at:
www.expressnews.ca/letters.html
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
theExpress News Update
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Page 11
Survey&Editorial
Stop!! - A message to Nelson City Council: function before beauty
This Monday, Feb.
16 at 7 p.m., Nelson
City Council, at a
special meeting will
By Nelson Becker
address the question of
the four million dollar
project to upgrade infrastructure to
water and electricity and sewer on
Hall Street.
Because they’re ripping up the
street, they thought that this would be
an ideal time to beautify Hall Street and
make it an easy thoroughfare between
Baker Street and the lakeside.
Last Monday, Januray 26, the City
set up an information session at the
Adventure Hotel in order to give the
community a chance to see what the
proposed project looks like, as well as to
solicit comments. The announcement of
the January 26 public meeting was made
Jan. 22, giving just four days notice.
The request for comments during
the meeting at the hotel was a farce in
that there is no way that the solicited
comments and ideas can be properly
examined just three weeks before
they are planning to make a final
decision. It is also clear that there
is much resistance to the proposed
“beautification” changes.
I ask council and the Mayor to put
the brakes on the beautification aspect
of their plan and go ahead with the
infrastructure renos.
Council must not approve this
project in total, but must separate
the infrastructure renovations from
everything else. They should approve
the infrastructure and pause the rest of
the development auntil there is general
acceptance of the direction that we
would like this community to go in.
When I asked how much the
project would cost, I was told around
four million dollars, but I was assured
that it was not coming out of new taxes,
but rather another fund. If we have
money to spend on “beautification
of Hall Street”, might that money be
spent on higher priorities, upgradin
Baker Street, for example?
The drawings supplied, give the
impression that we live in a flat town
and do not realistically give you a
sense of traffic flows and pedestrian
flows on our hilly Hall Street. If
the City really wants to convince us
that this is truly of benefit for our
community, why not create either a
3-D Model, or at least a virtual 3-D
model to prove their point. As it is, it
would be a mistake to move ahead on
the whole project.
The project plans can be viewed at:
http://www.nelson.ca/
This Week’s Survey Question
If you were a City Councillor would you vote for the
infrastructure renovations of Hall Street?
If you were a City Councillor would you vote for the
beautification of Hall Street?
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/hall_street
Watch for this week’s survey question in the Sat-Tues Minis. If you are not a subscriber to the Mini
you can join our mailing list here. Not all results and comments from this special survey will be published, but you may
notice some changes to the Express News Update as a result of what our readers say!
Submit your
Fish Heads and
Flowers at
www.expressnews.ca/fishflowers.html
Did you know? Past issues of
The Express News Update
can be found at
www.issuu.com/theexpressnewspaper
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
theExpress News Update
PoliceNews
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Page
12
Emergency 911
NPD - Non Emergency (250) 354-3926
RCMP- (250) 352-2156
Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477
Nelson Police: Arson arrest made in October 2014 fire
On October 4 2014, the Nelson
Police Department and the Nelson Fire
Department attended a suspicious fire
in the lower level of a Nelson Heritage
Building located at 303 Vernon Street,
Nelson.
The fire had started in the basement
and storage area below the Academy
of Classical Oriental Sciences which
occupies the upper floor of the building. There are also two private residences above where the fire was started. All occupants were able to safely
exit their residences and the fire was
extinguished in time to save the building. Total damage was estimated to be
at $25 000 dollars.
After a lengthy investigation, the
Nelson Police Department arrested and
formally charged a 19 year- old Creston
resident on Thursday, Jan. 22 for Arson.
He was released on a Recognizance of
Bail with strict conditions and is scheduled to appear in Nelson Provincial
Court on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015.
submitted by the
Nelson City Police
Trail RCMP: vehicle thief and break and enter suspect in custody
In the early morning hours of
Friday Jan. 23, the Trail RCMP were
called to two commercial B&E’s in
the city within an hour of each other.
Ackland Grainger and Gerick’s Cycle
both had their front doors smashed
and cash and property stolen. Video
surveillance captured images of the
male suspect and a vehicle.
On January 24th the stolen Ford
F350 used by the suspect was located
in West Trail. Investigation soon lead
police to a residence on Wilmes Lane
where a 37 year old female was taken
into custody. A search warrant was
executed at the residence and evidence from both of the break and
enters was seized along with items
stolen from a break in at Sound West
in December 2014. Items recovered
from the stolen truck also linked the
suspect to a theft of tools from a City
of Trail work truck. It is believed the
couple recently relocated to Trail from
the lower mainland. The female was
released with a pending court date of
April 2nd in Rossland.
In the early morning hours of
January 27th, Kamloops RCMP
arrested the male sought in the local
reak and enters after he stole a ‘bait’
vehicle in Kamloops. Kamloops
Detachment is investigating a rash
of crimes committed overnight. The
male will be held in custody and will
be facing numerous charges related to
his crime spree in Trail.
submitted by the
Trail RCMP
Castlegar RCMP: three men caught with stolen property and drugs
On Thursday, Jan. 22, Castlegar
RCMP arrested three suspects alleged
to have committed multiple offences in the Castlegar area. In total,
the three adult males are facing a
total of 16 charges including theft
under $5,000, possession of property
obtained by crime under $5,000, fraud
under $5,000 and possession of drugs.
Two of the men are from the Grande
Prairie area and one had been living
in Castlegar.
The incidents are all believed
to have been committed within 15
hours of the three males coming to
the Castlegar area. At 10:30 a.m.
on January 22, Castlegar RCMP
Detachment members received a
report of a theft from a vehicle which
had occurred overnight. At 11:30 a.m.
a report was received of a suspicious
male attempting to use a credit card at
a business. The employee noted the
credit card had a flag on it from the
issuer and went to speak to the male,
who departed with the credit card. At
1:49 p.m. another victim reported a
theft from a vehicle. Items taken from
the vehicle included the credit card
used at the previous business.
Based on the record of the transactions on the stolen credit card and
information provided to police by
local businesses, the suspects were
found to be associated to a hotel room
in Castlegar. When the one of the
suspects returned to the hotel room
at 3:27 p.m., he was taken into custody by police and also found to be in
possession of methamphetamine. At
4:50 p.m., the other two suspects were
arrested at the hotel room. Numerous
stolen items and items purchased with
the stolen card were recovered from
the hotel room and from the suspects. Investigation also showed the
suspects travelled from Alberta in a
truck reported stolen from Grande
Prairie. The stolen vehicle was also
recovered.
On Tuesday, Jan. 27, the three
men entered guilty pleas on a number of the charges. As a result, two
of the men received sentences of 50
days in custody and a $100.00 Victim
Surcharge each. The third received a
sentence of 80 days in custody and a
$100.00 Victim Surcharge.
submitted by the
Castlegar RCMP
Submit your Press Release at www.expressnews.ca/pressreleases.php
theExpress News Update
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Page 13
Solution on page 10
For more crosswords by Barbara Olson and Dave Macleod, check out their books, O Canada Crosswords, vols. 8, 9 and 10, available at Otter Books and Coles.