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by Contributor on Thursday Jan 17 2013

Preparing for the journey with dementia is an important step for family caregivers and those living with the health issue.

To help them get on their way, the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. will offer a free tele-workshop, Understanding Dementia, on Thursday, January 31.

The one-hour session starts at 7 p.m. and explains the progression of Alzheimer's disease and other...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 17 2013

Nelson Youth Theatre’s fifteenth production jumps down the rabbit hole with Alice in Wonderland.

Youth actor Zooey Bingham’s faithful, "darker" script adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic — originally titled "Alice's Adventures Under Ground" — will rehearse one or two afternoons a week from February to April.

Youth actors of all levels from age seven to 16 are welcome...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 15 2013

For some Kootenay residents, forestry represents an important boost to our region’s economy.

For others, forestry brings to mind habitat loss and watershed contamination.

Is it possible to have healthy forests and a sustainable forestry industry?

That’s the question on the table at West Kootenay EcoSociety’s event on Saturday (January 19) at John Ward Fine Coffee in...

by Contributor on Sunday Jan 13 2013

Film goers will not want to miss the Amnesty International film festival scheduled for February 1-2 in Nelson.

According to local activist Anna Purcell, "These films are really interesting and inspiring without being too disheartening.

"For example, the film Umoja: No Men Allowed follows a group of Kenyan women who turn patriarchy on its head by starting their own...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jan 11 2013

Calling all clubs, special interest groups and organizations looking for ways to create a legacy of social, economic and environmental well-being in their communities.

The City of Nelson is hosting two workshops to assist applicants who will be requesting Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives Program funding for the City of Nelson in 2013.  

“Staff will provide applicants...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 10 2013

If you thought learning was just about books and classrooms, it’s worth thinking again.

When your child figures out how to button her coat or tie her shoelace, that’s learning. When your teen masters standard transmission, that’s learning. And when you figure out a new recipe, that’s learning, too.

On January 27, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and the Nelson Public Library...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 08 2013

If a close friend said they have dementia, would you avoid them for fear of being embarrassed by what she might say or do?

If you answered “yes,” you're not alone.

According to a recent poll by Alzheimer's Disease International, 40 per cent of people with dementia reported they had been avoided or treated differently after diagnosis.

It's no surprise, then, that one in...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 08 2013

Kootenay Kiltie Pipe-band hosts the annual salute to Scotland’s most famous poet at the annual Rabbie Burns Night Saturday, January 26, in the Eagles Hall on Baker Street in Nelson.

The annual fundraiser boasts an evening of pipes, toasts, haggis and roast beef during a gathering to honour Scotland's most famous poet.

The Kootenay Kiltie Pipe celebration beings at 6 p.m.

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by Contributor on Sunday Jan 06 2013

As Canadians work at improving their own lives, they also strive to help the less fortunate. According to a recent report by BMO Harris Private Banking, charitable giving is on the rise in Canada. 

Almost 79 per cent of Canadians made a charitable donation in 2012, up from 68 per cent in 2011, and the average amount they gave has increased from $487 in 2011 to $557 this year.
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by Contributor on Sunday Jan 06 2013

Osprey Community Foundation recently welcomed a rather large donation from the Wildlife Genetics International.

Dr. David Paetkau and Wildlife Genetics International staff made a generous $5000 donation to Osprey’s Community Fund.

The Osprey Community Foundation grants support new or existing programs, capital projects, research, public awareness projects and/or innovation.

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