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APPLY NOW FOR LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

APPLY NOW FOR LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

The Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership (WELP), a partnership between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust, is accepting applications for the 2015 Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program (WTCP).

This program provides a total of $50,000 annually to projects in the Waneta area that promote conservation and restoration through research, physical works, and other on-the-ground or applied projects.

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2015.

NuCerity Distributors help collect 5,000 pounds during first annual Community Food Drive

NuCerity Distributors help collect 5,000 pounds during first annual Community Food Drive

Nelson's Independent Distributors for NuCerity went over and above the call of duty during the first annual Community Food Drive this past week in the Heritage City.

Along with help of volunteers, including the 2015 Grad Class and students of L.V. Rogers, the NuCerity distributors collected more than 5,000 pounds of non perishable food donations for The Salvation Army Food Bank.

NuCerity distributors would also like to thank the many local businesses for their gracious support during the food campaign.

Kootenay Literary Competition: Velocity

Kootenay Literary Competition: Velocity

The annual Kootenay Literary Competition (KLC) has been launched and is now open for adult entrants.

Nelson Grans to Grans host African Dinner

Nelson Grans to Grans host African Dinner

The popular ninth annual African Dinner is being held on Sunday, November 9, 2014.

Come dine and enjoy a wonderful, authentic African dinner, prepared by the Nelson Grans, with entertainment and a silent auction.

The Nelson Grans along with a number of generous Nelson businesses, donate all the food for the preparation of the dinner. Much of the produce is grown in the grans gardens during the summer months and used at this annual supper.

Credit Union generosity prevails on International Credit Union Day & World Food Day

Credit Union generosity prevails on International Credit Union Day & World Food Day

On Thursday, October 16, 2014, credit unions from a round the world celebrated International Credit Union Day.

“Local Service. Global Good” was the theme for this year’s celebration and was a perfect complement for the staff and members of Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) who also spent the day recognizing World Food Day.

This shared date allowed NDCU and its members to show how “Local Service” is truly the credit union difference.

Kootenay Corporate Community gets kids outside

Kootenay Corporate Community gets kids outside

This summer the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network launched a Kootenay-wide Corporate Challenge with the goal of attracting 10 Kootenay-based businesses to sponsor the Wild Voices for Kids Program.

This program started over a decade ago and now offers 125 different curriculum-linked environmental education field trips and presentations led by 75 local experts across the Kootenays.

Since 2009, CBEEN has offered these programs to 50,000 students in all of the region’s 6 school districts. However, demand for these programs continues to grow.

Nelson Pharmasave helps out Nelson History Theatre

Nelson Pharmasave helps out Nelson History Theatre

The local Pharmasave store in Nelson is getting into the theatre business.

Well, sort of.

Nelson Pharmasave is lending the latest model of motorized wheelchair to The Nelson History Theatre's production of A Duet For One.

The production is set for (Friday) October 31 to (Sunday) November 2 and November 6-8 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

The play chronicles sessions between a psychiatrist, played by Richard Rowberry, and a brilliant young violin virtuoso, Carly Brandel, who has contracted MS.

Author Grant Lawrence brings hockey—and jazz!—to the Nelson Library

Author Grant Lawrence brings hockey—and jazz!—to the Nelson Library

When do you get hockey and jazz in one great evening?

On Tuesday (October 21) at 7 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library.

That’s when author and CBC Radio host Grant Lawrence presents his newest book The Lonely End of the Rink: Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie (Douglas & McIntyre).

Along for the trip is his wife, award-winning jazz vocalist Jill Barber. The result is a sort of song-and-slapshot evening that’s sure to entertain.

RDCK Trash to Treasure Saturday

RDCK Trash to Treasure Saturday

This weekend is the time when one man's junk just may turn into another's treasure during the Regional District of Central Kootenay Trash to Treasure.

Saturday (October 18) is the time for the RDCK semi-annual celebration of waste reduction.

This one-day event provides participants with an opportunity to give away used items to those who may find value in them.

This is also a chance for residents to search their community for their neighbours’ unwanted treasures.