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Young Musicians Support Affordable Housing

Young Musicians Support Affordable Housing

Twenty-three young musicians gathered recently at Nelson United Church to showcase their talents in support of affordable housing in Nelson. Over $5,700 was raised for Nelson CARES’ Room to Live campaign.

“The students wanted to give something specific and tangible, so all the proceeds will be used to provide apartment sized refrigerators for 28 of the units in Ward Street Place," said Anne Macdonald, president of the Nelson branch of the BC Registered Music Teachers Association.

West Kootenay Fly Fishing Symposium goes this weekend

West Kootenay Fly Fishing Symposium goes this weekend

The annual West Kootenay Fly Fishing Symposium is only days away.

The 16th annual event is set for Saturday and Sunday (March 21-22) at the Castlegar Rec Complex.

The event is free to the public and includes a variety of activities for young and old including casting demos, kids’ fly tying, a speaker series and displays.

Columbia Power is a sponsor of the event and Columbia Power’s Information Technology Manager, John Jenner, and his kids (fishing enthusiasts) met up with event organizer, Rod Zavaduk, to hear more about the symposium.

Rielle Oswald art show at the Nelson Library: simple pleasures, striking multimedia works

Rielle Oswald art show at the Nelson Library: simple pleasures, striking multimedia works

The new exhibition at the Nelson Public Library nearly jumps off the wall with beautiful, punchy abstract paintings by Kaslo artist Rielle Oswald.

Oswald describes her artistic process as “para-conscious flow of found materials in random moments of free time.”

Her large, abstract works could also be described as simultaneously complex and simple, multi-layered, and striking.

The freedom inherent in these works may stem from other aspects of Oswald’s life.

What’s New For Your Tax Return?

What’s New For Your Tax Return?

Tax time is getting closer than we think (2015 deadline to file is April 30) and The Nelson Daily, with help from H&R Block, is providing tips to the public leading up to the final day of filing to Revenue Canada.

Today we focus on what's new for the 2015 Tax Return.

New Credits Should Mean Bigger Refunds For Families

The Fish Between the Falls shows Thursday at Senior's Centre

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To help celebrate World Water Week the West Kootenay EcoSociety is joining with Friends of Kootenay Lake to showcase the film, The Fish Between the Falls.

The movie, set for Thursday (March 19) is being shown at the Nelson Senior's Branch #51 at 717 Vernon Street in Nelson (next to the Civic Theatre).

One of the biggest river restoration projects ever attempted is happening right in our own backyard.

The Fish Between The Falls is telling its story to the world. 

Selkirk College Music Students Set to Showcase Talents

Selkirk College Music Students Set to Showcase Talents

Music fans have the opportunity to experience seven nights of diverse genres and budding talent at the annual Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program showcase concerts.

Second year students have been working hard at putting together their final showcases that play an important role in educational journey at Selkirk College. Thorough preparation has been put into the showcases that begin March 17 at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall on Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus.

Handful of Nelson Air Cadets receive promotions

Handful of Nelson Air Cadets receive promotions

Four members of the 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets were promoted during a recent regular training night.
 
Three cadets were promoted from AC (Air Cadet) to LAC (Leading Air Cadet).  To be promoted to LAC, the Cadets must have been in the rank of AC for 5 months.
 
The Cadets promoted from AC to LAC were, LAC Matthew Bullen; LAC Brayden Markin-Hellekson; and LAC Cole Marshall.
 

Kidney Transplants: British Columbians have spoken

Kidney Transplants: British Columbians have spoken

The Kidney Foundation of Canada (BC & Yukon Branch) recently released Kidney Transplants: British Columbians Have Spoken, a report detailing the opinions of over 2500 British Columbians on the challenges and solutions needed to address the urgent state of kidney transplantation and organ donor registration in BC.

“We know that a kidney transplant cannot cure kidney disease, but it is a kidney patient’s best hope for a better quality of life,” says Karen Philp, Executive Director, The Kidney Foundation of Canada (BC & Yukon Branch).

Kaslo WFG Branch selects the Kaslo Public Library to receive $5,000 grant

Kaslo WFG Branch selects the Kaslo Public Library to receive $5,000 grant

Photo Caption: Western Communities Foundation staff – Devin Surina, Bobbi-jo McGlynn, Branch Mngr Joan Murach – Librarian Eva Keleman and Board Member Catherine McCormick. —Submitted photo

The Kaslo Public Library has been selected to receive a $5,000 infrastructure grant from the Western Communities Foundation.

Nelson Air Cadet Commanding Officer, Gerry Rempel, receives medal

Nelson Air Cadet Commanding Officer, Gerry Rempel, receives medal

Photo Caption: Captain Gerry Rempel receives a medal from Major Kevin DeBiasio, ACICO (West Kootenays). — Submitted photo