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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 05 2012

Seventy-five brave swimmers accomplished more during the Kootenay Hospital Lake Foundation Polar Bear Swim than clearing a head from the night before.

The contingent raised more than $700 for the foundation during the annual New Year's Day ritual.

Through donations for the chili and hot chocolate, as well as pledges collected, the Polar Bear Swim raised $784.64 for the foundation...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 03 2012

The Osprey Foundation has been more than a blessing to community groups in Nelson by donating almost $150,000 in 2011.

From a Night at the Opera House to the Blewett Amphitheatre Shade Project to the Summer Youth Mentorship Program, the Osprey Foundation has made it happen.

One of the final grants of 2011 makes the foundation feel particularly warm and furry.

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by Contributor on Sunday Jan 01 2012

Nelson Storytellers are back in action.

The local storytelling group —  meets once a month on a Sunday —  is meeting New Year's Day at  7 p.m. in Backalley Studio.

The stories told represent different times in our history, people that did great things, battles that were fought, won and lost, but most of all they talk about people who called this region home.

The guild...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 29 2011

Selkirk College’s Recycling Department is celebrating 20 years of making the college a greener place to work.

Established in 1991, the Recycling Department is run by the Kootenay Society for Community Living, a regional organization that provides support services for a range of people in communities throughout the Kootenays.

“When the department was first established at...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 28 2011

Applying the word "Alzheimer's" to someone close to you can be uncomfortable, even if the signs, or symptoms, have been adding up for some time.

It's much easier to gloss over strange behavior: "Oh, Mom's just getting older. "Or to rationalize: "Well, we all forget things sometimes."

Only a qualified physician can conclude with high certainty that a living person has...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 19 2011

The Nelson Leafs Recycling Center and the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) have agreed to continue directing profits from a Nelson transfer station beverage container donation program to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation.

The Nelson Leafs Recycling Center has hosted a beverage container receptacle at the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 18 2011

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation welcomes all of Nelson’s swimmers and floaters, young and not so young, to take the plunge for health, personal pride, and appropriately, to raise money to support surgical services at our local hospital with the purchase of an Insufflator, camera system and three high definition monitors.

The quick dip into Kootenay Lake starts at noon...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Dec 16 2011

The Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute has launched a region-wide business retention and expansion project.

Spearheaded by the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI), the new Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) pilot project aims to help Columbia Basin communities better understand the needs of local business and the challenges they face.

A collaboration of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 15 2011

An episode of Ma Caravane au Canada aired all over the world this week, beautifully showcasing Nelson, the Slocan Valley and the East Shore.

The show came to Nelson the week of Oct. 14 and cooked the francophone society an amazing meal. Ma Caravane au Canada travelled all across Canada this summer interviewing and showcasing francophone communities. 

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by Trail Champion on Wednesday Dec 14 2011

Dr. Steve McVicar, orthopedic surgeon at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, was recently honored by the Department of National Defence with the General Service Medal for South West Asia in recognition of his significant contribution and support to the Canadian Forces while deployed to the Role 3 Hospital Air Field in the spring of 2007 and the summer of 2010.

This...

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