See what our EcoSociety staff are enjoying about home life

Grey days and social isolation can leave us bored with the same old routine and crafts every night. We decided to create a list of our favourite crafts, meals and places to explore in the Kootenays to give you some inspiration for how to mix it up in the coming weeks. I know I will certainly be trying Matt's textile prints and baking Alyssa's 'easy' bread. Enjoy! Laura Community Giving…

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Find fresh air & activity with our outdoor scavenger hunt!

Getting outside for some fresh air and exercise helps us physically and mentally, especially in these difficult times. Itching to get outside with your family? Try a scavenger hunt. There are so many free templates to print off or download to your phone. There’s the adventure scavenger hunt, the backyard scavenger hunt, the alphabetical list, the four senses (we’ll leave taste out of it), and…

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Nelson Markets Update – COVID-19

Hello everyone, it’s been a surreal couple of weeks for us at the EcoSociety and specifically for me and the markets adapting to this curveball the Covid-19 pandemic has thrown.  The update for now is that we are postponing Gardenfest in May to 2021, and both our MarketFest events previously scheduled for July and August until summer 2021.  All other farmers’ markets are postponed until June 1st…

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No bailouts for big oil

Tell the federal government ‘No big oil bailouts’ It is time to focus on people and communities and a healthier, safer future. Tell our Prime Minister to put people and communities’ needs first. There’s talk of handing billions of dollars to big oil companies as a bailout.  We can’t get out of this crisis by making another one worse. Handing over billions of dollars to Big Oil will do just that.…

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Keep busy at home

We heard that you might be looking for some recommendations for things to watch, read, listen, so we asked our staff to share their top picks for your COVID-19 homestay. Montana Burgess Executive Director Listen to a podcast to learn: Media Indigena is a Canadian podcast that has an indigenous panel discussing contemporary issues that I think we can all learn from. Listen to a podcast to escape:…

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An Evening with David Suzuki postponed

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, An Evening with David Suzuki and the related student events planned for May 1 are postponed until a later date. All ticket purchases will be refunded. Please contact the Bailey Theatre online at thebailey.ca or call 250-368-9669 Monday to Friday from 12-4 pm to arrange your refund. The Lower Columbia Community Development Team Society Sustainability Committee…

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