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by Contributor on Thursday Oct 25 2012

Tyler Scott, of Blewett,  graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology from Selkirk College this spring, and now he has even one more reason to be proud: winning the Ike Barber Transfer Award of $5000, to be distributed over two years.

Awarded to 100 university-transfer students each year, this scholarship is intended to reward academic excellence, as well as...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 25 2012

Columbia Power has received the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety, Silver Award Level and the CEA Vice President’s Award of Safety Excellence, Bronze Award Level for Generation.

The award is primarily due to its employees and contractors for their safety contribution over the past year.

For over 40 years, the CEA has...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 23 2012

Selkirk College renewable energy students are going to benefit from an enriched learning environment thanks to support provided by the Heritage Credit Union.

Recently, Heritage Credit Union CEO Lorne Myhra, and Community Environment Fund Chair Bruce Gerrand, presented a cheque for $15,000 to Selkirk College President Angus Graeme.

“Heritage Credit Union doesn’t just...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 23 2012

It’s Halloweentime for the younger set at the Library, with things set to go Boo! on Thursday, October 25 at 3:30 pm. Kids ages 6 to 8 years will enjoy scary and not-so-scary stories, a haunted craft, ghoulish games and spooktacular treats. Wear you costume and parade through the Library.

Please pre-register by calling 352-6333 or email nradonich@...

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 21 2012

Having listened to the successes, challenges and needs of local businesses, the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST), The Manufacturing And Technology Sector (MATS) initiative, and Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), bring the EXCELerate 2012 Kootenay Business & Innovation Conference to the Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort Friday, October 26th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 21 2012

The Kootenay Jewish Association is offering free to the public an opportunity to hear independent strategic intelligence analyst Avi Melamed Sunday, November 4, at the Best Western Plus Baker Street Inn.

Titled, The Middle East in 2012: Winds of Change and Quicksand, the Arab Awakening, Israel and the Region, Melamed lectures, tours and articles offer a behind the scenes, first-hand,...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 18 2012

Read. Discuss. Socialize!

Book discussion groups have enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years, but finding one to join can be a challenge. As part of the Nelson Public Library’s Love-Your-Library October events, the Library wants you to find your book group! Enter Bookapalooza!–a fun, facilitated evening, part round-robin, part musical chairs on Thursday (October 25) at 7...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 18 2012

This Monday, (October 22) the British Columbia Teacher-Librarians’ Association  (BCTLA) is inviting everyone to join students, teachers, and volunteers from across BC to celebrate the importance of literacy, school libraries, and the joy of reading, and “drop everything and read”.
In conjunction with Canadian National School Library Day and BC Public Library Month celebrations...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 16 2012

Nelsonites will join many other protesters in a province wide protest for Pipeline-free BC.

Kootenays for a Pipeline-free BC is coordinating a rally at noon Wednesday (October 24) to support the provincial anti-pipeline action in Victoria.

The rally is scheduled for the front of Nelson City Hall.

Participants in the Victoria protest will report about the event and...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 16 2012

Simon Fraser University English professor Clint Burnham, author of a 2011 history of the Vancouver centre of the Kootenay School of Writing, will read from his new book as well as from his own poetry and fiction at Nelson's Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance), on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

The event, part of Oxygen Art Centre's Presentation Series, is free and open to...