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by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 10 2020

Taghum Hall continues to offer opportunities to bring people together in a safe manner this fall and winter — including two great events coming up.

In a timely opportunity to produce some beautiful Christmas cards or gifts, teacher, muralist, and scenic painter Margaret Stacey will lead “Brushes and Lunch” participants to create a number of art miniatures on Sunday, November 22 from 10...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 10 2020

Imagine you’ve worked hard to build a career you love and a great social circle.

Then you’re diagnosed with young onset Alzheimer’s disease. Instead of offering support, your friend makes a joke of your diagnosis. And then your friends don’t know what to say so they avoid conversation. You’ve changed, and so have people around you.

“It hurt,” says Kelowna resident Craig Burns,...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 05 2020

Poverty is expected to increase globally this year with the COVID-19 pandemic. More people in need translates into increases in mental health issues, self-harm and gender-based violence. 

Martial Arts for Justice is a Nelson-based charity that works locally, nationally, and internationally to help people overcome traumatic experiences, and their focus on mental health is more pressing...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 05 2020

For many, the Doukhobor story is a sensational one: arson, nudity and civil disobedience once made headlines. But it isn’t the whole story. In Our Backs Warmed by the Sun: Memories of a Doukhobor Life (Caitlin Press, 2020), author Vera Maloff, through the stories of her mother, Elizabeth, shares her family’s history, the struggles of living a pacifist, agrarian life in a world with opposing...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 02 2020

On a sunny October morning students from Selkirk College’s Recreation Fish and Wildlife Program joined the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) to remove invasive yellow flag iris from Erie Lake, a small waterbody outside of Salmo, BC.

Yellow Flag Iris is a “wet-footed” invasive plant that grows in ponds, ditches, wetlands and other riparian habitats. From May to July...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 02 2020

A global pandemic has changed life as we know it and students are navigating the world of learning in unprecedented conditions. Because of our new reality, it felt natural for KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology) and its youth program, GLOWS, to seek the expertise from students and educators for this year’s Kootenay Contraption Contest. From October 26-November 26, students...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 27 2020

As Halloween approaches and bat decorations appear, bat enthusiasts around BC are celebrating and supporting our real bats by participating in International Bat Week (October 24- 31).

Bat Week is all about appreciating these amazing animals and their benefits, from eating insects to pollinating the agave plant used to make tequila.

Take a moment to learn about the many ways bats...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 27 2020

TEETH Applications for the low-cost Community Dental Clinic are once again, able to be processed safely at Seniors Coordinating Society at 719 Vernon on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to  1 p.m., starting Thursday, October 29th. 

“It has been a busy and challenging time for our local dentists, dental professionals and volunteers navigating CoVid safely for all,” said the Community Dental Clinic...

by Contributor on Friday Oct 23 2020

Did you know that Mt. Sentinel once had an extra-curricular Calculus Club?

Or that the current band room at W.E. Graham used to be the SD8 District School Board office?

The 2020-2021 academic year marks the 70th anniversary of both of our current secondary schools in the Slocan Valley. Mt. Sentinel and W.E. Graham will be celebrating this milestone year and we are looking to the...

by Contributor on Friday Oct 23 2020

Famed Vancouver fiction and nonfiction writer Timothy Taylor, and Slocan Valley author Fletcher FitzGibbon will read from and talk about their writing online on Wednesday, November 18 as the Zoom continuation of the “Home and Away” author reading series co-presented by Nelson, B.C.’s Oxygen Art Centre and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival.

The event begins at 7 p.m. Those interested...

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