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Columbia Basin Trust Receives Environmental Award

Columbia Basin Trust Receives Environmental Award

Throughout the Columbia Basin, many educators, volunteers, community groups and organizations dedicate themselves to enhancing environmental well-being through education.

RDCK transfer station holiday hours

RDCK transfer station holiday hours

The Regional District of Central Kootenay transfer stations and landfills will be closed December 25, 26 and January 1.

All resource recovery facilities scheduled to be open on December 24 and 31 will close at 2 pm.   
 
To celebrate the holiday season and encourage residents to recycle and compost during December and January at any RDCK transfer station or landfill:
 

Columbia Power sponsors Salmo Community Christmas dinner

Columbia Power sponsors Salmo Community Christmas dinner

Each year, volunteers from Salmo and Ymir host a free Christmas dinner to bring together members of their two communities. It’s a time for food, fellowship and getting to know your neighbour.

Columbia Power is a sponsor of the event, which takes place on Sunday, December 14 at the Salmo Valley and Community Youth Centre.

Mavis Stachurski leads volunteers, including Brenda Giza and Marilyn Sikora, in two days of preparation for the dinner.

Andre Noel, Manager for Health and Safety with Columbia Power, met up with the volunteers in front of the event venue.

Selkirk College’s Castlegar Campus Hosts World Showcase

Selkirk College’s Castlegar Campus Hosts World Showcase

It was a coming together of cultures in late-November on the Castlegar Campus as Selkirk College hosted its annual Intercultural Fair.

Hundreds of students, staff and special guests gathered in The Pit on November 20 to take in the sights, sounds, tastes and trivia of the many different cultures represented at Selkirk College.

Hosted by Selkirk International, the two hour lunchtime event featured food from around the world, colourful dance, demonstrations and interactive games.

Whitewater opens up for season Friday

Whitewater opens up for season Friday

It's officially official.

Opening day for Whitewater Ski Resort is Friday, (December 5).

There will be a limited number of intermediate/advanced runs offered off the Silver King chair in addition to the Hummer Handle Tow.

Please note that early season conditions exist.

Safety staff will better assess the conditions before making the final call.

All lodge services will be available, including the newly renovated Fresh Tracks Café.

 

Nelson Grans to Grans host fabulous Craft Sale Saturday

Nelson Grans to Grans host fabulous Craft Sale Saturday

There is something new coming to Nelson for the festive season.

This Saturday (December 6) the Nelson Grans to Grans are hosting a fabulous Craft Sale with a special twist... Enjoy some good old-fashioned and neighbourly fun - sit down to make your own evergreen centerpiece or door swag to deck your halls for only $15 – Make It and Take It

All fresh boughs & supplies will be provided - while they last.  Enjoy the fun of creating your own evergreen decoration, and leave the gathering, organizing and cleaning up to the Grans.

Light Up the Hospital Pledge Day Friday at Chahko Mika Mall

Light Up the Hospital Pledge Day Friday at Chahko Mika Mall

Friday (December 5) volunteers will be showcasing their talents at the Light Up the Hospital Pledge Day.

The event, set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Chahko Mika Mall’s Winter Wonderland, is an opportunity for the public to enjoy the music of local choirs, buy your ticket to win a Diamond Necklace donated by Ted Allen’s Jewellery and say hello to Foundation volunteers.

All proceeds from this event will help us purchase Wireless Digital X-ray Equipment for Kootenay Lake Hospital.

Lions Club begins selling tickets for Annual Variety Show

Lions Club begins selling tickets for Annual Variety Show

The annual Lions Club of Nelson Annual Variety Show, which is suitable for children of all ages, is scheduled to be held on (Wednesday) January 28th, 2015 at the Civic Theatre in Nelson.

Lions club members will be conducting Tele-marketing sales soon and ask the public to be generous by supporting the local club by purchasing tickets for the family or for less fortunate children in the community.

Dress up and step right-up to Womaginarium, A Carnival of Wonders and Curiosities

Dress up and step right-up to Womaginarium, A Carnival of Wonders and Curiosities

The Nelson & District Women’s Centre 4th Annual Fundraiser is back Friday (November 28) at the Prestige Lakeside Resort.

“We’re excited to bring the carnival theme back this year with even more pizzazz” says coordinator, Jade Gregg, “and we’re curious to see your wonders too, so slap on some suspenders and come on down to see what’s up our sleeves.”

Nelson Food Cupboard Kicks Off Holiday Hamper Campaign

Nelson Food Cupboard Kicks Off Holiday Hamper Campaign

For the eleventh year in a row, the Nelson Food Cupboard is preparing Holiday Hampers for 500 people in need of a little extra help to make the holiday season healthy and cheerful.

“With the cost of food so high and the holiday season such an expensive time for families trying to buy gifts and warm clothes for their children, helping them out with food hampers is essential,” says Holiday Hamper Coordinator Marya Skrypiczajko.