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Oscar Clemotte on philosophy and the art of classical guitar

December 18th, 2008 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Oscar Clemotte on philosophy and the art of classical guitar)

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picture 035Oscar Clemotte is both a professor of philosophy and a classical guitarist. He joins us in the studio for a talk about philosophy, ethics, and music. And, he brings a guitar along to share some music with us. (more…)

Bouncing back with mental health supports on Vancouver Island

December 18th, 2008 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Bouncing back with mental health supports on Vancouver Island)

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picture 034It’s not uncommon for people with conditions like arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, chronic pain, etc. to feel anxious or depressed. Bounce Back: Reclaim your Health is a new self-help program designed to help people living with chronic physical conditions improve emotional well-being and get more out of life. (more…)

First Unitarian joins extreme weather response in Nanaimo

December 18th, 2008 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on First Unitarian joins extreme weather response in Nanaimo)

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picture 036A cold snap and expected record cold weather has put Nanaimo’s extreme weather response program into operation. First Unitarian Fellowship has become the first local church to join the downtown Salvation Army in providing overnight shelter for the homeless. (more…)

Banking food: Touching base with a first line of defense

December 11th, 2008 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Banking food: Touching base with a first line of defense)

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picture 032Food banks are bringing new meaning to the phrase “run on the bank” as demand for food support rises while—in some areas—donations aren’t rising. We talk about food banks and their campaigns and what they are seeing on the frontlines. (more…)

Harm reduction surprise

December 11th, 2008 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Harm reduction surprise)

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Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter eyes a new neighbour

picture 033Nanaimo Old City Quarter businesses are crying “foul” after they were surprised by news that Nanaimo’s needle exchange program will be relocated to their neighbourhood…on January 1st.

The surprise and shock—and underlying worry—has reverberated through the Old City Quarter Association and the continuing reactions have been making news. We speak with a number of people involved in the situation. (more…)

Yoga talk: More than just exercise

December 4th, 2008 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Yoga talk: More than just exercise)

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picture 030Yoga’s physical and mental practices and disciplines are increasingly popular and being adopted by many. We speak with yoga teachers Kim Leduc and Kelly Murphy about yoga and its potential benefit and/or therapeutic use in helping with addiction or mental health problems. (more…)