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by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 24 2020

Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to announce Brian Lye as Artist-in-Residence throughout the month of December.

Lye is an internationally renowned filmmaker, artist, and educator who lives and works in Nelson. His practice is focused in analogue film production, merging the everyday with formal experimentations in play, special effects, and psychogeography.

Lye’s current body of work...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 23 2020

MADD Nelson Community Leader launches their Project Red Ribbon campaign to promote sober driving throughout the upcoming holiday season. 

Red ribbons will be available at Urban Legends located at 533 Baker Street and Buddy’s Place located at 358 Baker Street for anyone in the community to come in and pick up their red ribbon. 

MADD Canada’s red ribbon and red ribbon car decals...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 18 2020

West Kootenay Boundary (WKB) Caregiver Support is launching a six-week group open to friends and family that help someone 55+ living in the community. 

Caregiver support helps individuals by ‘caring for the caregiver’. This online group gives the chance for caregivers to connect with each other, explore health and well-being as well as organisation and techniques for caregiving.

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by Contributor on Monday Nov 16 2020

The snow has finally come and with it comes the SEEDS Nelson 6th annual fundraising 2021 calendar.

This year the theme is Nelson: Places and Pursuits. For most of us, 2020 has given us lots of time spent alone on the lake or hiking mountains and wandering the trails.

This year the calendar art and images have been chosen to highlight this time using Nelson as the stunning...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 16 2020

A writing workshop focused on people writing about community will be held Nov. 28 and 29 at the Slocan Lake Arts Centre (formerly the Silverton Gallery) at 421 Lake Ave. (Highway 6 and 4th St.), Silverton, B.C.

The workshop, sponsored by the Slocan Lake Arts Council and entitled “What is Happening Here? Writing About Community”, will run from 9 a.m. to noon both days. Due to...

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...

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