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by Contributor on Thursday Apr 07 2022

According to a survey conducted by the Alzheimer Society of B.C. during the COVID-19 pandemic, 58 per cent of caregivers and 62 per cent of people living with dementia agreed the pandemic had increased their overall stress due to a variety of factors, including prolonged social isolation.

In an effort to address this, over the past few months, the Alzheimer Society has been resuming...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 05 2022

Nelson CARES Board of Directors is very pleased to announce that effective April 1, 2022 Jacqueline (Jac) Nobiss will assume the role of Executive Director. 

Nobiss  is warm, energetic, and possesses a wonderful sense of humour. They are a life-long learner with a BSW, an MSW, an MBA and is currently working on a PHD.

Nobiss  has worked in remote communities and large urban...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 04 2022

Oxygen Art Centre is excited to welcome artists Angela Glanzmann and Stephanie Yee as Artists-in-Residence from April 10th to the 23rd to create an installation for their forthcoming exhibition entitled EAT IT UP.

Expanding on their own histories, ethnicities, and social positions, Glanzmann and Yee invite viewers behind the scenes into the weird and obscure world...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 03 2022

Nelson Fentanyl Task Force and ANKORS are pleased to offer a free online workshop for the region on Wednesday, April 6th , 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with First Nations speaker Len Pierre.

Pierre is an inspired First Nations speaker from British Columbia. Pierre speaks on decolonizing systems, substance use, trauma, harm reduction, the overdose crisis, reducing stigma, and First...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 30 2022

The Nelson & District Arts Council (NDAC) is delighted to announce that the 34th annual ArtWalk will return to the businesses and streets of Nelson for a fully in-person experience featuring local artists, performers, and venues in 2022.

ArtWalk is an annual tradition that has united businesses, artists, and community members for over three decades. The event populates unique...

by CBT on Wednesday Mar 30 2022

The rivers, mountains, and trails around Salmo are irresistible to residents and visitors alike. The natural surroundings have long been an inspiration for local artists, including Tia Reyden.

When the Village of Salmo put out a call for local muralists to propose ideas, Reyden knew her appreciation for the natural scenes of Salmo life would help her create something beautiful.

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by Contributor on Friday Mar 25 2022

Nelson poet Elizabeth Cunningham reads from her two poetry collections, A Fragile Grace and Watching the Light Below the Storm, on Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library. 

Watching the Light Below the Storm was recently published by Ekstasis Editions.

“The poems were written in my late 60s here in the Kootenays,” says Cunningham.

“They include...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 22 2022

The Nelson and District Arts Council and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival request assistance in nominating emerging writers in West Kootenay communities for the 10th Annual Carver Award.

The award, which comes with a $500 cash prize, will be presented at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival on June 25th, 2022.

Nominations must be for writers just starting in...

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 20 2022

Take a Pulitzer Prize-winning play and put it in the hands of two beloved, award-winning local actors, and you have the makings of an unforgettable evening — or two.

A dramatic reading of the play ‘Night, Mother performed by Pat Henman and Lindsay Clague takes place at Taghum Hall on Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9. Both events start at 7 p.m.

‘Night, Mother deals with a...

by CBT on Tuesday Mar 15 2022

The Slocan Valley ice rink is one of 18 projects being supported by Columbia Basin Trust, with the intent to improve community well-being by creating low barrier, outdoor recreational facilities in Basin communities.

“Demand for outdoor recreation assets has grown because of the pandemic and a resulting societal shift toward increased use of outdoor assets and outdoor recreation...

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