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Gut/Brain Connection — The importance of Digestion

Gut/Brain Connection — The importance of Digestion

City of Nelson Announces New Heritage Award

City of Nelson Announces New Heritage Award

The City of Nelson will be presenting an annual Heritage Award to an individual, group, or collective who have made an outstanding contribution towards the preservation and/or promotion of Nelson's heritage, and to reward and encourage initiatives in support of it.

The winner will be announced at the City of Nelson’s Annual Reception on December 14. 

Nelson Fire and Rescue looks to bolster Auxiliary Department

Nelson Fire and Rescue looks to bolster Auxiliary Department

Nelson Fire and Rescue is looking for a few good men, and women, to bolster its Auxiliary Department.

A reduction in the Auxiliary Department has forced Nelson Fire and Rescue to  accept applications for Auxiliary Fire Fighters.

Applicants need to be in good physical condition, must be a minimum of 19 years of age and be able to work in a team environment.

Applicants must reside in the Nelson Fire and Rescue response area.

Written, completed applications must be received at Nelson Fire and Rescue by no latter than noon Wednesday, November 4, 2015.

Nelson Youth Soccer hosts AGM Monday at Prestige

Nelson Youth Soccer hosts AGM Monday at Prestige

Nelson Youth Soccer is hosting its annual general meeting Monday at 7 p.m. in the Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort.

Finances and election of board members are just a few of the items on the agenda.

A spokesperson said, in order to keep registration prices affordable and professional coaches available for Nelson Youth Soccer, which is a non-profit organization, depends on BC Gaming Funds Grant.

"To maintain this funding, it is essential to have a strong turn out at our annual meeting," the spokesperson said.

Shambhala Youth Group meeting Friday

Shambhala Youth Group meeting Friday

The first Shambhala Youth Group meeting is this Friday 5-8 p.m.

There will be an introduction to meditation, time to meet other youth, pizza, movie and discussion.  

There's an open invitation for youth aged 12 -18.

So far there has been a great response, and look forward to a fun evening of meeting each other and setting the vision for our group:

For those who haven't been to our centre, it is located right across from the Central Education Centre/Wildflower School at: 12 Stanley St,  Nelson.

International Credit Union Day: Celebrating People Helping People

International Credit Union Day: Celebrating People Helping People

Thursday (October 15) is a big day for credit unions and its members.

Credit Unionr members and branches from around the world will join together to celebrate International Credit Union Day, an annual event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements globally, nationally and in local communities.

This year’s theme, “People Helping People. Our Co-op Advantage”, embraces the long-standing credit union philosophy of helping.

Taghum Hall celebrating First Autumn Fall Festival

Taghum Hall celebrating First Autumn Fall Festival

The Taghum Hall is celebrating Autumn with a Fall Festival, Sunday, October 25th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As well as local vendors of fresh produce and handmade goods, there will be lots of fun events lined up for kids and adults.

One of them is a cake walk; another a pie-eating contest, and a third is a bake table. There will be freshly made Borscht available for a meal.

The Fall Festival committee is asking volunteers to bring a cake (or two!), a pie (or two!), baking to sell, and bodies to help in any way.

Scotiabank Nelson delivers nice chunk of change to Kootenay Kids Society

Scotiabank Nelson delivers nice chunk of change to Kootenay Kids Society

Kootenay Kids Society Board Chair Janet Leahy and Executive Director Valerie Warmington happily accept a cheque for $5000 from Scotiabank Nelson Branch Manager Sharlene McKie recently.

This cheque presentation was the Grand Finale to a very successful fundraising partnership with Scotiabank Nelson's staff and Kootenay Kids
Society volunteers. 

Four Lemonade Stand & Bake Sale events were held over the summer on Baker Street in front of Scotiabank Nelson. 

Nelson Library celebrates 95th birthday with a party and book launch

Nelson Library celebrates 95th birthday with a party and book launch

 In 1920 the League of Nations was founded, Arthur Meighen became Canada’s ninth Prime Minister, Agatha Christie published her first mystery, and Nelson celebrated its first official library.

On Tuesday, October 27 at 7 p.m., the Nelson Public Library celebrates its 95th birthday with fun, entertainment, door prizes, delicious things to eat, and the launch of a new cookbook with a literary twist.

Selkirk College Students Host Fifth Annual SROAMazing Race in Nelson

Selkirk College Students Host Fifth Annual SROAMazing Race in Nelson

It's a race through Nelson that always has shopper's heads turning.

The Selkirk College Ski Resort Operations & Management Program is back to host the fifth annual 2016 SROAMazing Race starting at the Nelson District Youth Centre.

SROAMazing Race, set for Saturday, October 17 in beautiful downtown Nelson, is open to all scavenger hunters.

"Costumes are encouraged," said Ski Resort Operations and Managment
student at Selkirk College in Nelson, Dan Johnston.