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TELE-WORKSHOP HELPS AREA FAMILIES PROVIDING LONG-DISTANCE CAREGIVING

TELE-WORKSHOP HELPS AREA FAMILIES PROVIDING LONG-DISTANCE CAREGIVING

Struggling with the challenges of providing care to someone with dementia from a distance?

Local family caregivers can get help from a free tele-workshop offered by the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. Called Long Distance Caregiving, the (Tuesday) July 15 tele-workshop offers strategies to better cope with the situation, including assessing needs, identifying resources, maximizing visits and sharing responsibilities with others.

Award-winning author Padma Viswanathan reads at the Nelson Library

Award-winning author Padma Viswanathan reads at the Nelson Library

The tragedy of the 1985 Air India bombing reverberated around the world. In her new novel, The Ever After of Ashwin Rao, author Padma Viswanathan looks at the event 20 years later through the eyes of a returning Canadian-trained Indian psychologist whose research turns up more than he expected. Viswanathan reads Tuesday, July 8 at 7 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library.

Legendary MarketFest returns to Baker Street Friday

Legendary MarketFest returns to Baker Street Friday

Cottonwood Market is up and running Saturdays.

The Wednesday Downtown Market is a success during the week.

Friday (June 27), everyone's favourite summer pastime is back as the West Kootenay EcoSociety is once again bringing the legendary MarketFest back to Baker Street from 6-10:30 p.m.

Local student Gaelen Schnare helping to help injured birds

Local student Gaelen Schnare helping to help injured birds

Gaelen Schnare may be young, but nothing is going to stop this Wildflower school student from achieving a goal of helping injured birds in the area.

Schnare is raising funds to help Tammy Swan of Salmo achieve the CWR; Canadian Wildlife Rehabilitator's Certification through the IWRC (International Wildlife Rehabilitator's Council) and at the same time help injured raptors.

Swan is a a licensed falconer (class 1 and 2).

New summer programs await Kokanee Park visitors

New summer programs await Kokanee Park visitors

Parents struggling with how to pry their teens out of the digital world take note.

This year’s array of summer programs at the Kokanee Creek Park Visitors Centre features a new series of scientific explorations designed for 11 to 16 year olds.

Outgoing NDCU director makes presentation to Nelson Food Cupboard Society

Outgoing NDCU director makes presentation to Nelson Food Cupboard Society

Earlier this week, outgoing Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) Director, Regina Day, made a special donation to the Nelson Food Cupboard Society.

Day made the decision that she wanted to donate her farewell gift, as an outgoing director serving a three-year term, back to the community.

The photo shows Regina Day presenting $280 to Tim Powell, Food Cupboard Chair, along with Food Cupboard Coordinator Kim Charlesworth, Doug Stoddart, NDCU CEO, and Virginia Makaroff, NDCU Executive Assistant.

Award-winning author Donna Morrissey offers fiction workshop

Award-winning author Donna Morrissey offers fiction workshop

Writers can learn from one of Canada’s finest in a special fiction workshop with award-winning, internationally-published author Donna Morrissey. The workshop, hosted by the Nelson Public Library, runs Sunday, July 13 from 1– 6 p.m.

Popular teen author Moira Young comes to the Nelson Library

Popular teen author Moira Young comes to the Nelson Library

When an internationally-acclaimed author of dystopian science fiction for young adults comes to your library, it’s not the end of the world—it’s the beginning of a great event for teen readers.

Moira Young, presents Raging Star, the concluding novel to the popular Dust Lands Trilogy, at the Nelson Public Library on Friday, July 4 at 1pm.

Local artists featured Saturday at Kootenay Woodstoves

Local artists featured Saturday at Kootenay Woodstoves

Kootenay Woodstoves in Nelson is hosting an art show Saturday (June 21) featuring a couple of local artists — Lucas Jmieff and Chad Thompson.

Jmieff is one of the premiere landscape photographers of BC, Canada.

The Nelson local is a self-taught maverick behind the lens, best known for his iconic mountain images presented on canvas. Inspired by a lifelong appreciation for the the natural world, Jmieff combines progressive camera techniques with the mountains, sky, water and trees of the Kootenay wilderness to create spectacular works of art.

Lion's Day Sunday at Lion's Park

Lion's Day Sunday at Lion's Park

Wondering where the Lions Are?

On Sunday, June 22 the Nelson Lions will be front and center at Lions Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Lion's Day, with the Dog Show beginning at 11 a.m.

The Lion's Club welcomes the public to come and enjoy free hot dogs, chips and a beverage. 

There will be games for the kids such as a bean bag toss, a fish pond, big boxes that kids craw through and paint (washable paint & kids are given some sort of old shirts to wear) and maybe more.