At one of my writing workshops over the weekend, we were writing in response to a picture. In my picture a beautiful dark-eyed woman was celebrating at some kind of party- blowing a streamer, with colored lights glittering behind her. I could hear the loud music, and the voices; I could feel the presence of […]

It Takes A Community

It Takes a Community to Raise a Relationship
 ”For thousands of years we have gathered in circle – around fires, around bodies, around altars – because we can’t do this alone.”  – Wayne Muller

Thirty-four of us are packed into infinite darkness and penetrating heat. Water is generously poured over red-hot rocks and […]

Habondia Potluck Sat. Feb 20th

Circle of Habondia Lending Society is once again hosting their monthly potluck on Saturday, February 20th, 12 –2 pm at the Women’s Centre, 420 Mill St in Nelson. Come join a circle of women working together to lead financially empowered lives for themselves and their families. Share your voice, knowledge or questions. Bring  a food […]

Do Unto Others

It came as a sudden realization.  I was living on the Yasodhara Ashram doing karma yoga.  During daily work, resistance kept interfering, as if choking me. I asked myself, “Resistance to what?” as I broke from the kitchen, storming to a nearby creek.
In this moment, it was as if the water stopped.  There was a […]

Community First Health Coop

Community First Health Co-op News
The Community First Health Co-op (CFHC) operates the Wellness Centre on Lake Street in Nelson.  The CFHC took ownership May 2006 of the ex-forestry building and its associated vacant land.  We are a volunteer organization with a common goal to help the community in the area of health and wellness.
The Health […]

Eco Society Update

Urgent: Protect Endangered Mountain Caribou!
Mountain caribou are one of the most critically endangered animals in North America and in February 2009, after years of work by local and provincial environmental groups, the BC government legalized critical new caribou habitat protection. The Qua Basin area is currently protected under this Caribou Habitat Legal Order, Ungulate Winter […]

On the Podium

VANOC was hoping to hit gold; instead the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games appears lucky to have made a podium appearance.
The David Suzuki Foundation was commissioned by VANOC in 2007 to produce a carbon management for the winter Olympics and the organization developed strategies for a carbon neutral games.
After […]

Knitting for Haiti

Fundraiser to help finance bio-sand water filters for Haiti
On Saturday, February 6, from 10 am to 3 pm, the Nelson Waldorf School is holding a KNIT-A-THON FOR HAITI at the Nelson Trading Co. Mall on Baker Street. A second knit-a-thon location is at the Coconut Lounge from 2-midnight.
Funds raised by the Nelson Knit-a-Thon will go […]