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Forum This Fall to Explore New Approaches to Freshwater Decision-Making in BC

Forum This Fall to Explore New Approaches to Freshwater Decision-Making in BC

With yet another season of drought facing many B.C. residents, the need to manage our water wisely is greater than ever.

Fortunately, the evolving freshwater movement in British Columbia is primed for a breakthrough on protecting this most precious resource, which could serve as a model for the rest of the country.

Across B.C., dozens of water stewardship groups, Indigenous-led initiatives, local and regional governments, and watershed boards are taking action to protect our fresh water.

Honour House Provincial Tour of Honour makes stop in Nelson

Honour House Provincial Tour of Honour makes stop in Nelson

After touring around the province for the past few months, The Honour House Provincial Tour of Honour makes its stop in the West Kootenay — Nelson, June 24-25 and Castlegar, June 27.

Since beginning the tour April 28 in Victoria, The Honour House Provincial Tour of Honour has stopped a numerous fire halls, RCMP detachments, ambulance stations and military facilities to raise awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and mental health injuries which emergency services and military members have a greater risk of developing.

Nelson Downtown Local Market opens June 15

Nelson Downtown Local Market opens June 15

One more week before the West Kootenay EcoSociety reopens Nelson Downtown Local Market for the 2016 season.

The official opening goes Wednesday, June 15th in the 400 block of Baker St. for its seventh year in a row.

The market will run each Wednesday from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm through to September 28th, offering an amazing mix of local produce, plants, prepared foods, body care, and hand-made arts and crafts.

Cops Showcase Cars & Bikes for Kids during inaugural Crescent Valley Show Saturday

Cops Showcase Cars & Bikes for Kids during inaugural Crescent Valley Show Saturday

Cops for Kids have partnered with the Crescent Valley Fire Department to host a car and bike show for enthusiasts and families, with all proceeds to directly assist children in crisis.

The weekend showcases antique and collectible cars and motorcycles all polished up to raise money for local children.

The inaugural event goes Saturday (June 11th) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with numerous trucks, cars, motorcycles and boats on display for families to view and a silent auction supporting Cops for Kids.

Selkirk Paving/Nelson Ready Mix Legacy Golf Event Returns

Selkirk Paving/Nelson Ready Mix Legacy Golf Event Returns

The Annual Legacy Golf Event, in partnership with Selkirk Paving and Nelson Ready Mix, returns on Friday, June 24 at Granite Pointe Golf Club.

This is the fourth year of a very successful partnership with SPL/NRM, which has raised $30,000 for the Legacy Fund – each year!

“We are very excited to continue our partnership with Selkirk Paving and Nelson Ready Mix this year,” said Foundation Chair Myla Jillings. 

“We look forward to another fantastic and successful event!”

Practical Financial Solutions: Millennials – the new transformers

 Practical Financial Solutions: Millennials – the new transformers

Millennials are now the largest cohort in the Canadian workforce. Small wonder they are driving workplace transformation, destined to reshape our country and possibly the entire world – and yet, many of them still live at home.

In the last Canadian census:

Richard Carver Award Winners Announced

Richard Carver Award Winners Announced

Two Kootenay authors will share the 2016 Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers, sponsored by the Nelson and District Arts Council and the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival.

BC Lung Association Director Challenges Nelson Smokers to Quit for 1 Day and Win

BC Lung Association Director Challenges Nelson Smokers to Quit for 1 Day and Win

British Columbia has the lowest smoking rate in Canada – just 14.3%. However, the BC Lung Association believes we can do better, and is calling on the 500,000 British Columbians who continue to smoke to quit for 24 hours by signing up for the Tobacco Free Tuesday challenge on June 7th.

Held on the first Tuesday of every month, Tobacco-Free Tuesdays provides aspiring quitters the challenge and incentive to quit smoking for 24 hours for their chance to win $250 cash – about the equivalent a pack-a-day smoker will save a month by quitting.

561 Nelson Osprey Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets hold 64th Annual Ceremonial Review

561 Nelson Osprey Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets hold 64th Annual Ceremonial Review

The 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets recently held its 64th Annual Ceremonial Review. 

Resilience propels Nelson woman forward as she goes blind

Resilience propels Nelson woman forward as she goes blind

Kimberly Russell gets bored easily.
 
To satisfy her curious mind, she’s been an artist, tree planter, pharmacy assistant, volunteer firefighter, horticulturalist and professional chef.
 
Now, she’s thinking about tackling pottery or weaving. Because Russell is going blind, she figures tactile activities are best.
 
“I see the world like a Monet painting – blurred shapes and colours. Maybe I should try to make a living at abstract art!” she says with a laugh.
 

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