NKLCSS Christmas Hampers available

Hi everyone,

North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society (NKLCSS) will be offering Christmas Hampers again this year to families who are living with a low income.

Applications are available at the Kaslo Family Centre, Meadow Creek Family Centre, Kaslo Food Hub and the NKLCSS office. Applications can also be dropped off at any of these locations. They are due by Thursday, December 6th.

*Please note if you are dropping it off at the Kaslo Family Centre it needs to be submitted by Wednesday, December 5th so we can submit it for you in time.

Christmas Hampers will be available for pick up at the Kaslo Food Hub on Thursday, December 20th from 12-4pm. A satellite location will be offered the same day at the Meadow Creek Hall if requested.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sarah Evans

Community Services, women’s counsellor in Kaslo

Hi everyone,

We have a visit coming up this Thursday, November 22nd with Josslyn Gareau, Women’s Counsellor at North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society. Josslyn will join us from 10-11:30 am.

Here is some info she’s passed along about her work:
“I provide counselling through the Stopping the Violence (STV) Women’s counselling program, which provides short and long term individual counselling and related supports to women who have experienced relational violence or abuse. This service is available to any female-identifying individual who has experienced violence or abuse in her life, whether current or past and whether from family members, partners, acquaintances, or strangers. I also help co-coordinate the Safe Home program offers temporary accommodation and safety planning for women with their children who are fleeing, or at risk of, violence and abuse. The Safe Home program consists of local community members who offer the use of their private homes when needed, and coordination to access the Nelson Transition House.”

We hope you can join us!

Sarah Evans

Just in case you lost your ballot to vote!

Keep Encouraging People To Vote

Clarification from Elections BC: If you are already registered & have lost your ballot or threw it out you can obtain a replacement after November 23 at your nearest Service BC/Referendum Service Centre.

Given ongoing Canada Post disruption a completed ballot package can also be dropped off at the nearest Service BC/Referendum Service Office:

Kaslo: 413 4th Street (Village Hall) Tuesday November 27, Thursday November 29 & Friday November 30th 10.00 AM to 3.00 PM:

https://elections.bc.ca/referendum/about-the-referendum/referendum-resources/service-bc-referendum-service-office-locations/

2018 BC Proportional Representation Information Sheet

1. If Your Friends And Neighbours Are Not Sure How To Vote In The Referendum: Ask Them To Try This Questionnaire

http://referendumguide.ca/lime/index.php/2018

2. An Explanation of the BC Referendum

3. An Explanation of the Three Voting Systems

https://thetyee.ca/News/2018/07/03/BC-Options-Proportional- Representation-Explained/? utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=030718

4. Elections New Zealand: Introduction to (MMP) video:

https://www.elections.org.nz/voting-system/mmp-voting-system

5. Southampton University Student Union – Single Transferable Vote (STV) explains the urban portion used in RUPR:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLH_w5kHJpA6. Dual Member Proportional:

https://elections.bc.ca/referendum/voting-systems/dual-member- proportional-dmp/

Proportional Representation Information Sheet

2018 BC Proportional Representation Information Sheet

1. If Your Friends And Neighbours Are Not Sure How To Vote In The Referendum: Ask Them To Try This Questionnaire

http://referendumguide.ca/lime/index.php/2018

2. An Explanation of the BC Referendum

3. An Explanation of the Three Voting Systems

https://thetyee.ca/News/2018/07/03/BC-Options-Proportional- Representation-Explained/? utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=030718

4. Elections New Zealand: Introduction to (MMP) video:

https://www.elections.org.nz/voting-system/mmp-voting-system

5. Southampton University Student Union – Single Transferable Vote (STV) explains the urban portion used in RUPR:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLH_w5kHJpA6. Dual Member Proportional:

https://elections.bc.ca/referendum/voting-systems/dual-member- proportional-dmp/