Death Cafe to return

The next Death Café will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, at the Vienna Café on Kootenay Street.

The volume of voices at the Vienna Café on January 21 was elevated — though it was not caffeine fuelling the energy of the guests — as the Nelson Death Café had convened for its second event.

Host John Vanden Heuvel organized this evening  and  about 40 people attended.

Small groups gathered at tables, as the host had printed questions and topics, which helped launch the conversation into a flight of ideas and opinions.

Dignity, a happy life, and changes people wished for were among subjects entertained, wrestled with, and subjected to searching inquiry.

No one left the café early suffering from boredom.

Literary insights and poetic expressions on the theme of death, life, and meaning were read to the audience, and all had an opportunity to share thoughts with the room.

Although the topic of conversation was death, that did not detract from the delight of this evening as a chance to make new friends.

The next Death Café will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, at the Vienna Café on Kootenay Street. A maximum of 45 guests will be admitted and the event is already full. The cost is $5. For more contact or

Just Posted

Slocan Valley added to communities on flooding evac alert

Kootenay Lake is expected to reach flooding level in Nelson by Friday

UPDATED: Hwy 3 west of Creston remains closed due to mudslide

A detour is available on the Kootenay Lake Ferry, but commuters could see wait times

COLUMN: Making a wildlife smart community

David White writes how property owners can avoid conflict with nature

Police searching for Nelson man

Brent Mickelson hasn’t been heard from since February

Local police recognized for work

Eight officers were honoured for removing impaired drivers

VIDEO: After the floods, comes the cleanup as Grand Forks rebuilds

Business owners in downtown wonder how long it will take for things to go back to normal

UPDATE: Woman dies in ocean accident near Tofino hours before daughter’s wedding

“We are so thankful to everyone who helped our mom.”

Olympian sues USA Swimming, saying it failed to protect her

Ariana Kukors Smith alleges her former coach Sean Hutchison began grooming her for sexual abuse at the age of 13

Defence minister thanks troops for B.C. flood relief work

Harjit Sajjan says not only was military response quick, support from locals has been ‘tremendous’

Couple survives being buried in mudslide on B.C. highway

The couple, from Saskatchewan, were en route to Nelson when a tree fell in their path

‘So grateful:’ Injured Bronco hockey player glad he’s alive, works on recovery

Ryan Straschnitzki was badly hurt in the accident: a spinal injury, broken ribs, a broken collar bone, and punctured lung

PHOTOS: Floodwaters rise and fall in Grand Forks

The flood-ravaged Kootenay-Boundary region begins to heal

Martin Mars waterbombers’ firefighting days are done

Wayne Coulson said his company still hopes to find a new home for the vintage aircraft

NHL playoffs weekly roundup

Vegas Golden Knights have done the impossible and have a chance at hoisting the Stanley Cup

Most Read