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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 10 2011

On Friday, Oct. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., area seniors are invited to the Passmore Lodge for the First Annual Seniors Information Health Fair.

Organized by the Slocan Valley Seniors Housing Society, the free event promises to be a day devoted to connecting seniors with the wide range of services available to them – and all with a local connection.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 09 2011

A few hours could make a huge difference in the lives of caregivers.

The Family Caregiver Series, starting on Oct. 13, will explain effective ways to care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

"For family caregivers, the commitment can last many years, and can bring with it high stress levels and illness," explains...

by Contributor on Saturday Oct 08 2011

The CBT is revising its Environmental Initiatives Program to increase convenience for the groups that use it, says the organization’s director, Water and Environment.

Kindy Gosal the change will allow successful large projects to have their funding in place before the summer field season begins.

“Proponents will be able to plan accordingly,...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Oct 07 2011

Encompassing more than a century and covering the country from sea to sea, Nelson author Anne DeGrace’s new novel was an ambitious project.

DeGrace launches Flying with Amelia (McArthur & Co) at the Nelson Public Library on Friday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 pm.

“I love Canadian history, and I’m...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Oct 06 2011

Nelson Poetry Slam

@ Legion Hall, Saturday, Oct. 8, 7 pm

Spreading the word: spoken, devoted, provoking and in motion.

Wanna read? Come with three poems, each under three minutes long.

The slam is blessed this month with their first feature poet of the season, Cass Page,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 05 2011

Welcome to Kootenay Country exhibit’s grand prize winner, Herman Halvorson, surrounded by Kootenay Country team members.


The “Welcome to Kootenay Country” initiative took part in the Union of BC Municipalities Convention in Vancouver last week, utilizing the same exhibit that was showcased successfully in Richmond’s “Ozone” during the 2010 Winter Olympics.

by Tom Wayman on Tuesday Oct 04 2011

A graduate of Nelson's David Thompson University Centre and former Selkirk College instructor Calvin Wharton launches his new collection of poetry, The Song Collides, at Nelson's Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance), on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

The launch is free and open to the public.


by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 03 2011

Caring for a person with dementia from a long distance presents many challenges for Nelson residents.

“It is important to develop a plan of action,” said Linda Hoskin, the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s support and education coordinator for the area.

Caregivers should take some basic steps before visiting the person with dementia, she says, to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 02 2011

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m. for a Halloween program you won’t forget.

Scary tales (and some not so scary) ghostly jokes and riddles like “What do ghosts serve for dessert? (I scream),” spooky songs and more. Did you know the largest pumpkin pie ever made was 2,020...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Oct 01 2011

Two new books have been launched by Slocan Valley authors in the past few months and the community is gathering to celebrate.

In the weeks ahead, the Slocan Community Library would like to invite everyone to readings by these authors — one a personal journey, while the other reveals the journey of the Slocan Valley — at the Harold Street location (Main Street).