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Video and discussion night on Non-Violent Direct Action

Video and discussion night on Non-Violent Direct Action

Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC is hosting a free video night to discuss how citizens can join in on issues like climate change, bitumen pipelines, Jumbo Wild, or even the ALR (Agricultural Land Reserve) changes.  

There will be a few short videos along with lots of discussion.   

The event is set for Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30 in the Nelson Seniors Centre at 717 Vernon Street.

Everyone is welcome.

NEW DENVER 'WRITING FOR THE WILD' WRITERS’ WEEKEND LOOMS

NEW DENVER 'WRITING FOR THE WILD' WRITERS’ WEEKEND LOOMS

The days that wilderness exists may or may not be numbered. 

But the days until the April 11 registration deadline for the third annual Convergence Writer’s Weekend in New Denver May 2-4 definitely are. 

The theme of this year’s gathering, which features talks as well as workshops focused on registrants’ own literary efforts, is “Writing for the Wild.”

Nelson Golfers Save BIG TIME on Golf while Supporting a Good Cause

Nelson Golfers Save BIG TIME on Golf while Supporting a Good Cause

Flowers are blooming and the weather’s improving – sure signs for golfers to swing into savings with the BC Lung Association’s Golf Privilege Club® Membership Book.
 
“Our membership book saves golfers hundreds of dollars for less than the price of one round of golf. It’s also a great way for golfers to pay less and play more while supporting the Lung Association’s work to improve lung health in British Columbia,” said Michael Jessen, BC Lung Association Volunteer Director for Nelson.
 

NPD request residents post visible street numbers on homes

NPD request residents post visible street numbers on homes

In an effort to serve the public better, the Nelson Police Department is requesting that residents post visible street numbers on homes.
 
In emergency situations, every minute is critical, so taking the time to make sure house numbers are visible from the street is important to help emergency agencies respond faster.
 
A few tips for house numbers:

TAX TIPS FOR PARENTS WITH STUDENTS

TAX TIPS FOR PARENTS WITH STUDENTS

Tax time is getting closer than we think (2014 deadline to file is April 30) and The Nelson Daily, with help from H&R Block, is providing tips to the public leading up to the final day of filing to Revenue Canada.

H&R Block has some tips for parents with students attending school.

Only students receive tuition receipts: Even if you paid the tuition, colleges and universities issue the T2202A Form to the student. The T2202A Form allows a student to claim tuition as well as the education and textbook credits.

Improving Memory, Concentration and Focus

Improving Memory, Concentration and Focus

One of the topics that cause concern for people as they age is memory loss lack of focus and concentration. This is especially true if there is a parent with Alzheimer’s. 

Unfortunately, the latest drugs only improve performance when used and do not make any permanent change, have many side effects and decrease in effectiveness over time. 

Writing Master Class with Sioux Browning coming in May

Writing Master Class with Sioux Browning coming in May

UBC MFA Professor and professional screenwriter Sioux Browning comes to Nelson to teach two full-days of intensive writing, with a focus on refining action, character, dialogue and structure in your fiction.

Sioux teaches screenwriting for the optional-residency MFA program at UBC. Based in Cranbrook, Sioux works as a screenwriter for television, as a writer for hire for many genres and writes poetry in her spare time.

Tele-workshops give area families tips on providing dementia support

Tele-workshops give area families tips on providing dementia support

Are your family or friends living with dementia?

If so, you may have questions about how to help them. Fortunately, the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. has plenty of answers. And local residents can get its assistance through a pair of free tele–workshops next month.

The first, How to Speak Up About Dementia and Make Changes to the System, explains what you  can  do  to make long-lasting  social  change  for people with dementia and their families.

Local Seniors Project Brings In New Funding

Local Seniors Project Brings In New Funding

For over a year, Nelson CARES has been working together with a community advisory committee to identify the most pressing needs of the growing seniors’ population in Nelson and the surrounding region.

Dubbed the “Age Friendly Community Initiative,” this work has brought together a broad cross-section of local players – seniors’ organizations, agencies that serve seniors, local government and others – to collaboratively identify service gaps and barriers and develop projects to address those needs.

Nearly $1 million in funding approved from CBT Social Grants Program

Nearly $1 million in funding approved from CBT Social Grants Program

Thirty-two projects that support social well-being have been approved to receive nearly $1 million in funding from Columbia Basin Trust’s Social Grants Program.
 
“Our selection committee approved a diverse range of projects from a strong showing of applications during our annual intake,” said Sabrina Curtis, Director, Sector Initiatives.