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New summer programs await Kokanee Park visitors

New summer programs await Kokanee Park visitors

Parents struggling with how to pry their teens out of the digital world take note.

This year’s array of summer programs at the Kokanee Creek Park Visitors Centre features a new series of scientific explorations designed for 11 to 16 year olds.

Outgoing NDCU director makes presentation to Nelson Food Cupboard Society

Outgoing NDCU director makes presentation to Nelson Food Cupboard Society

Earlier this week, outgoing Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) Director, Regina Day, made a special donation to the Nelson Food Cupboard Society.

Day made the decision that she wanted to donate her farewell gift, as an outgoing director serving a three-year term, back to the community.

The photo shows Regina Day presenting $280 to Tim Powell, Food Cupboard Chair, along with Food Cupboard Coordinator Kim Charlesworth, Doug Stoddart, NDCU CEO, and Virginia Makaroff, NDCU Executive Assistant.

Award-winning author Donna Morrissey offers fiction workshop

Award-winning author Donna Morrissey offers fiction workshop

Writers can learn from one of Canada’s finest in a special fiction workshop with award-winning, internationally-published author Donna Morrissey. The workshop, hosted by the Nelson Public Library, runs Sunday, July 13 from 1– 6 p.m.

Popular teen author Moira Young comes to the Nelson Library

Popular teen author Moira Young comes to the Nelson Library

When an internationally-acclaimed author of dystopian science fiction for young adults comes to your library, it’s not the end of the world—it’s the beginning of a great event for teen readers.

Moira Young, presents Raging Star, the concluding novel to the popular Dust Lands Trilogy, at the Nelson Public Library on Friday, July 4 at 1pm.

Local artists featured Saturday at Kootenay Woodstoves

Local artists featured Saturday at Kootenay Woodstoves

Kootenay Woodstoves in Nelson is hosting an art show Saturday (June 21) featuring a couple of local artists — Lucas Jmieff and Chad Thompson.

Jmieff is one of the premiere landscape photographers of BC, Canada.

The Nelson local is a self-taught maverick behind the lens, best known for his iconic mountain images presented on canvas. Inspired by a lifelong appreciation for the the natural world, Jmieff combines progressive camera techniques with the mountains, sky, water and trees of the Kootenay wilderness to create spectacular works of art.

Lion's Day Sunday at Lion's Park

Lion's Day Sunday at Lion's Park

Wondering where the Lions Are?

On Sunday, June 22 the Nelson Lions will be front and center at Lions Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Lion's Day, with the Dog Show beginning at 11 a.m.

The Lion's Club welcomes the public to come and enjoy free hot dogs, chips and a beverage. 

There will be games for the kids such as a bean bag toss, a fish pond, big boxes that kids craw through and paint (washable paint & kids are given some sort of old shirts to wear) and maybe more. 

Director Mike McIndoe retires after serving on Police Board for six years

Director Mike McIndoe retires after serving on Police Board for six years

Nelson Police Board Director Mike McIndoe recently retired from the Nelson Police Board after six years of service as the Municipal Representative on the Board. 

Mayor John Dooley, Chair of the Nelson Police Board accepted McIndoe's resignation during the recent meeting of the board.

The role of the Board is to establish the Nelson Police Department and to provide general direction to this department, in accordance with relevant legislation and in response to community needs.

NDCU CEO elected to Credit Union Central of Canada

NDCU CEO elected to Credit Union Central of Canada

Doug Stoddart, CEO of Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU), has been elected by Credit Union Central of Canada (CUCC) to serve as one of their two representatives to the World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Board of Directors.

John Edwards, NDCU Board Chair was enthusiastic in stating, “It is a great accomplishment for our Credit Union and communities to have another representative on the world credit union system stage.

Journalist and novelist Laurel Taylor hosts writer's workshop at Expressions

Journalist and novelist Laurel Taylor hosts writer's workshop at Expressions

Laurel Taylor wants everyone to become the writer they want to be.

The published journalist and novelist is hosting a Lets Make Writing Easier workshop Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Expressions Cafe at 554 Ward Street in Nelson.

Taylor, a development editor and English teacher based in Berlin and San Francisco, edits and coaches international writers.

The workshop focuses on developing a writing practice and having writers believe in themselves.

Topics include Writers Resistance, Finding Your Voice and Paths to
Publishing.

Bikes not Pipelines ride goes Saturday in Nelson

Bikes not Pipelines ride goes Saturday in Nelson

The federal government of Stephen Harper is supposed to announce its decision on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline some time in June.

To highlight our refusal to accept this dangerous project, Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC, and Kootenays for Non-Violent Direct action are holding a Critical Mass Bike Ride through Nelson on Saturday, (June 14).

"We want a clean energy future, not pipelines that will spoil our climate and endanger our coast," says Margaret-Anne Murphy, one of the organizers.