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 ÀÊ`Ü>`>LiÊiÕ\ÊÜÜÜ° Õi Ìi°VÉiÕÃ 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. 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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? 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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.
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