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Selkirk counts Nelson & District Credit Union in

Nelson & District Credit Union Manager of Marketing & Relationship Development Tom Atkins (left) stands in front of the Tenth Street residence and Studio 80 renovation with Selkirk College Director of Communications and Development Barry Auliffe (right). The NDCU recently donated $6000 towards the revitalization of Studio 80.

Selkirk College has officially counted the Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) in with its donation of $6,000 towards the revitalization campaign for Studio 80 at Tenth Street campus in Nelson.

In November 2010, Selkirk College launched the “Count Me In” campaign to raise $150,000 for the revitalization of the Contemporary Music and Technology students’ performance and rehearsal studio (Studio 80). The funds will enable the college to replace the existing 80 well-worn seats with 104 new seats and to buy and install new lighting and sound equipment.

Unmet needs starting to be addressed in wake of Kerr fire

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The Villa Motel will be coming forward with accommodations for at least one month for some of the around 60 people who were left homeless after the Kerr Apartment Building burned on Jan. 6, the city’s mayor announced Monday night.

John Dooley said although long-term accommodations for the people displaced by the devastating fire remain a concern, there are many people finding places to stay in the short term, including the North Shore motel.

POLICE: RCMP ask for assistance to locate missing person

Shawn McDonald has been missing since Jan. 1; Photo, submitted
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in another missing person case. 49-year-old Shawn McDonald has gone missing from Christina Lake where he has been living since September.
 
McDonald was last seen on Jan. 1 at 5:00 p.m. in Christina Lake and was reported missing on Jan. 3 to the Grand Forks RCMP detachment, explained Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison.
 
“His car is still behind, he left his wallet and everything else,” said Harrison. “He was living at the Lakeview Motel at Christina Lake. We’ve talked to his family and he hasn’t shown up.

AM Ford steps up donation drive for displaced residents

Donations collected for apartment fire victims

AM Ford – 2795 Highway Drive, Trail; until Monday, Jan. 10

AM Ford is asking for the public’s help in collecting donations for residents displaced by last week's fire at Kerr Apartments in Nelson.

After being approached by Terasen Gas, the dealership realized the importance of joining in the relief efforts.
 
The dealership began collecting items on Thursday and the showroom quickly filled up. By Friday afternoon, enough donations had already amassed to fill three truckloads.

New efficient light bulb standards takes effect this week

New standards for energy-efficient alternatives to 75W and 100W incandescent light bulbs came into force on Monday.

After Jan. 1, consumers will be able to find a range of light bulb options on store shelves, including both efficient light bulb options and incandescent light bulbs.

B.C. retailers can continue to carry the old incandescent 75 and 100W bulbs until their stock runs out. Other wattages will remain available to stock on shelves.

Snowboarder dies during snowcat skiing excursion

Kaslo RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the sudden death of woman who died while snowboarding on a Wednesday, Dec. 29 afternoon.

The woman was a guest with Retallack Snow Cat Ski Lodge, said RCMP senior media relations officer Cpl. Dan Moskaluk from Penticton.

At around 3 p.m. the 32-year-old woman was amongst a group of skiers descending a run. At one point the group noticed that one woman was missing.

New apprenticeship jobs guaranteed in Waneta Dam expansion

Photo courtesy Columbia Power Corporation.

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The Waneta Dam expansion could create a legacy of skilled trades people for the West Kootenay region, says a Columbia Power spokesperson.

Audrey Repin said with a guaranteed policy in place to hire apprentices on the jobsite, many of the over 400 new job hires could become journeymen trades people when the project is completed in five years.

A thousand PeaceWomen visit Mir Centre

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace will be opening its doors to the general public on a weekly basis starting January 2011 to increase awareness of the Centre and assure participation in events hosted by the Peace Café.

A display entitled 1000 PeaceWomen Across the Globe will be available for onlookers to view and Peace Studies student Celina Silva will be available to tour individuals around the grounds and the Mir house.

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