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Transitional Training Students at Selkirk College Spread Holiday Cheer

Transitional Training Students at Selkirk College Spread Holiday Cheer

Students taking the Transitional Training Program at Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus in Nelson raised money through hard work, determination and goodwill to purchase eight holiday hampers benefiting hungry students.

“This really highlights their generosity and social consciousness,” says Instructor Alison Roy.

“They chose to spend this money on others instead of using it to benefit them.”

BC Lung Association offers a chance to quit smoking for cash

BC Lung Association offers a chance to quit smoking for cash

Take a breather in the New Year by trying to quit smoking a try, and win $250 cash!
 
Tuesday, January 3, the BC Lung Association is challenging ‘wannabe’ quitters to take a breather and quit smoking for 24 hours.
 
They're also offering a $250 cash prize as an extra incentive (the winner will be randomly drawn).
 

Nelson Restorative Justice team begins new era

Nelson Restorative Justice team begins new era

Nelson Police Department recently welcomed 14 new members to the Restorative Justice team last month during a a graduation ceremony.

The new members learned how to prepare for a meeting with those involved by doing pre-conference preparation so the circle is a safe and open place for all participants.

Flight to Freedom: Nelson Friends of Refugees.

Flight to Freedom: Nelson Friends of Refugees.

Flight to Freedom is a fundraising initiative put on by the Nelson Friends of Refugees to help offset the flight costs incurred.

Canada is one of only three countries that not only charges refugees for their flights but also charges them interest on the loans needed to pay for these flights. In our view this works against the objective of Canada’s refugee program — which is simply to save the lives of the most vulnerable.

Our hope, in putting on this fundraiser is that these young men can start their lives in Canada debt free.

Happy Dogs Legacy arrives in Nelson

Happy Dogs Legacy arrives in Nelson

Nelson Fire & Rescue Service was recently visited by Jean Shaw,  a representative from Happy Dogs Legacy. The Legacy team delivered three kits containing three different sizes of pet masks in each kit.

The masks, customized to fit on pet’s faces, help provide lifesaving oxygen to resuscitate animals that have been overcome by smoke.

The pet masks are shaped so they fit over the nose and mouth of a pet, be it a cat, bunny, dog or bird, so that it creates a sufficient seal to receive the oxygen it needs.

Selkirk College Music Students Raise Funds for CARES at Winter Showcase

Selkirk College Music Students Raise Funds for CARES at Winter Showcase

Selkirk College’s Contemporary Music & Technology Program students are hitting the stage at Spiritbar on Thursday, December 15 in an event that showcases their talent and generosity to the community.

The annual winter show and celebration features five student-based ensembles performing an eclectic mix of genres. All proceeds from this night of entertainment will go to the Nelson CARES Society Room to Live campaign which is creating affordable housing for people in Nelson’s downtown core.

Spreading the festive sounds of the season — Hume Elementary School Choir

Spreading the festive sounds of the season — Hume Elementary School Choir

The Hume Elementary School Choir is back making the rounds this Christmas season, cheering up residents of local retirement homes with festive songs.

During the past week the Choir visited and sang at five different venues.

The Choir, under the direction of Lisa Backus, visited Lakeview Village, Broader Horizons, Mountain Lakes Assisted Living Centre and Jubilee Manor in Nelson.

Backus said the children spread joy into these elders' lives through their beautiful singing.

$1 MILLION IN SOCIAL CBT GRANTS ANNOUNCED

$1 MILLION IN SOCIAL CBT GRANTS ANNOUNCED

A trio of organizations in Nelson were a few of the 29 projects across the Basin to receive funding through Columbia Basin Trust’s Social Grants.

Early childhood support, community outreach and food security are some of the themes that stand out in the latest list of social sector projects.

The Nelson organizations include Nelson Food Cupboard Society and Nelson Women's Centre.

Salmo Community Christmas Dinner set of Sunday

Salmo Community Christmas Dinner set of Sunday

Each year, volunteers from Salmo and Ymir host a free Christmas dinner to bring together members of their two communities.

Organized by Salmo resident Mavis Stachurski, the Salmo-Ymir Christmas Dinner is a special gathering that community members look forward to all year. Columbia Power  is a sponsor of the event, which takes place on Sunday, December 11 at the Salmo Valley and Community Youth Centre.

Busker Freddie B sings for KidSport Nelson

Busker Freddie B sings for KidSport Nelson

KidSport Nelson recently received an injection of funds compliments of Baker Street Busker Fred Brown.

Brown, who also coaches the L.V. Rogers Junior Boy's Basketball team, has been busking at the corner of Ward and Baker on-and-off during the summer on behalf of KidSport Nelson.

All the money raised through the KidSportTM Nelson Fund benefits children throughout the Heritage City region by helping to remove the financial obstacles that prevent some children from participating in sport. 

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