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Dr. Kelly Newhouse elected to B.C. Association of Optometrists new executive

Dr. Kelly Newhouse elected to B.C. Association of Optometrists new executive

Dr. Kelly Newhouse of Nelson was elected to the board at the recent B.C. Association of Optometrists annual conference in Vancouver.

Dr. Newhouse, who hails from Kamloops BC and moved to Nelson in 2009, was elected to the executive.

Also on the board are re-elected Dr. Sherman Tung of Vancouver as president, elected Dr. Brenda Horner of New Westminster as vice-president and Dr. Murray Hurlbert of Maple Ridge as secretary-treasurer.

One-woman play, Dissolve, hits home with LVR students

One-woman play, Dissolve, hits home with LVR students

The one-woman play, Dissolve, stopped at LVR on Monday morning for a performance for Grade 10-12 students.

An intense, funny, engaging, and at times searing, performance takes aim at the drug-facilitated sexual assault culture that is growing among students at secondary schools and post-secondary institutions.

The play featured Vancouver actor, Emmelia Gordon, who plays 16 different roles many of whom could have intervened to help the victim, but don't.

LVR students join in fighting bullying on Pink Shirt Day

LVR students join in fighting bullying on Pink Shirt Day

Students at L.V. Rogers in Nelson joined the entire province to put an end to bullying during last week's Pink Shirt Day.

Pink Shirt Day is a way for everyone to come together to fight one common goal: erasing all forms of bullying, including cyber-bullying, in the province.

Students at LVR were recipients of Annie’s Boutique donation of 40 t-shirts which were given to students that answered a question related to bullying.

B.C. is a national leader in bullying prevention and is the first province in Canada to develop a comprehensive 10-point strategy.

SCOTIABANK MS WALK—REGISTER ON-LINE NOW

SCOTIABANK MS WALK—REGISTER ON-LINE NOW

Every year, over 40,000 Canadians in more than 160 communities across our country lace up at the MS Walk to raise vital funds for people living with MS.  This family-oriented, community-supported event offers walking routes of varying lengths, including a wheelchair-accessible route and features start / finish line activities, entertainment, kids’ activities, team awards and more.

This year’s Scotiabank MS Walks will be at Trail’s Gyro Park on Sunday, April 27, and at Nelson’s Lakeside  Park Rotary Shelter on Sunday, May 25.

SELKIRK COLLEGE’S TECK SERV INTERNSHIP BRINGS ENERGY TO EAST SHORE

SELKIRK COLLEGE’S TECK SERV INTERNSHIP BRINGS ENERGY TO EAST SHORE

Problems with power on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake has prompted a study that is now available online.

The Rural Alternative Energy & Resiliency report is written by former Selkirk College student Eva Snyder and a product of research she conducted this past summer.

“This was a project to specifically address renewable energy on the East Shore,” explains Snyder. “It all applies to rural communities, but we used the East Shore as a template.”

Your quick tax guide to RRSPs

Your quick tax guide to RRSPs

Tax time is getting closer than we think (2014 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 tax tips for RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan).

Beat the deadline: The deadline for making a contribution to a Registered
Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) that can be deducted on your 2013 tax return is
March 3, 2014.

Dare to dream at the Selkirk College Career and Education Fair

Dare to dream at the Selkirk College Career and Education Fair

Selkirk College will focus on making key connections Thursday (February 27) at the Career and Education Fair on the Castlegar Campus.

The annual event will bring together employers, students and Selkirk College programs for a day of exploration.

There will be plenty of opportunity for those looking for a dream career to survey options, and a chance for area businesses to touch base with future employers. Selkirk College programs will be on display to help connect the dots.

Girls Do Ski camp comes to Whitewater Ski Resort

Girls Do Ski camp comes to Whitewater Ski Resort

Girls Do Ski is coming this weekend to Whitewater Ski Resort.

Based out of Revelstoke, Girls Do Ski, is Canada's leading freeski camp for women — descending on Whitewater March 1-2.

On the heels of camps at Revelstoke Mountain Resort and two backcountry camps (a first for us this year!) with K3 Cat Ski and Selkirk Tangiers Heli Ski, the camp at Whitewater includes lunches at First Tracks Cafe, coaching from some of Canada's most accomplished professional freeskiers, demos from Salomon and some awesome prize giveaways including a pair of Salomon Rockettes.

NDCU helps LVR dancers and thespians

NDCU helps LVR dancers and thespians

Theatre at L.V. Rogers just got a lot easier to run after Nelson and District Credit Union made a donation through the Artstarts program.

The financial support helped to bring professional artists into LVR through the Artstarts program.

Thanks to the commitment and inspired work of the British clowning duo of Aaron Malkin and Alastair Knowles (aka James and Jamesy), drama students experienced first-hand clowning and physical theatre mastery in practice.

Creston Valley Wildlife Interpretive Centre Committee Struck

Creston Valley Wildlife Interpretive Centre Committee Struck

The Creston Valley Wildlife Interpretive Centre (the Centre), operated under the umbrella of the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area (CVWMA), is beginning a process to examine options for its future operations. 

In support of this process, the CVWMA Interpretive Centre Committee (CVWMA ICC – the Committee) has been formed.

The goal of the Committee is to develop a range of options for consideration regarding the future of the Centre, its physical infrastructure and associated programs.