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by Contributor on Monday Sep 28 2020

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a time to push the global conversation about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias to the forefront.

With an estimated 70,000 British Columbians currently living with some form of dementia, it is likely that most residents of Nelson and other West Kootenay communities have some connection to the disease: people affected by it are our family...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 24 2020

Amateur wildlife photographers in B.C. have once again made tough work for judges as the BC SPCA’s 12th annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest winners are announced. In addition, there were a number of incredible honourable mentions that celebrate the beauty in B.C.’s wild and urban environments.

The People’s Choice Award was determined as a result of public votes.


by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 22 2020

If Google is a verb and Wikipedia everyone’s information go-to page, where does the library fit in?

Nora Young, host and creator of CBC’s Spark, explores A Home in the Cloud: The Future of Libraries in the Digital Age in an online Zoom event on Tuesday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m.

The event is part of the Nelson Public Library’s centenary year programming.

The opportunities and...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 22 2020

Rising to the educational challenges posed by these unprecedented times, a prospering Nelson tech start up is aiming to make a splash this week with school kids from the West Kootenay and all around the world.

Called LIVE IT, the company is the only on-line learning platform in Canada that offers students, teachers and families learning opportunities about the natural world, with...

by Contributor on Sunday Sep 20 2020

After much planning Oxygen is excited to launch their fall lineup of adult education opportunities, combining a fine array of online and small in-person classes.

Oxygen conducted a student survey earlier in June to find out how people were feeling (with COVID in mind) in regards to participating in arts education this fall. The response was very positive and clear-- students want...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 17 2020

More than 150 arts and culture projects — including the Columbia Basin Culture Tour — have received a total of $750,000 in funding support for the 2020-21 season through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust.

“Every year, I’m impressed by the scope of the projects for which applicants are seeking funding; there...

by Interior Health Authority on Monday Sep 14 2020

Beginning Monday, September 14, local residents enrolled in MyHealthPortal will be able to book Kootenay Lake Hospital Outpatient Laboratory appointments online.

Launched in June 2016, MyHealthPortal provides users with convenient and secure access to their personal health information including Interior Health lab...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 14 2020

BC Culture Days announces a month-long series of engaging, interactive events taking place in the Kootenay Region — including Ymir on September 26 and Revelstoke September 25 — and across Canada at ...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 09 2020

When Terry Fox told his mom and dad that he was planning a cross country Run, his mom Betty asked him why it couldn’t just be across BC. Terry’s answer: “Because it’s not just people in BC who get cancer.”

He knew that the only way he could reach his enormous fundraising goal of $1 million was to take on our huge country, one Canadian at a time.

One ask at a time.

One try...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 09 2020

As steady as our environment can seem at times, factors beyond our control have the potential to rapidly change the world around us. The current COVID-19 situation, natural disasters and everyday events like an unexpected illness or need for relocation can be stressful, exhausting and can dramatically change our behaviour.

These changes may be felt even more heavily by Nelson and other...