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by Contributor on Sunday Nov 04 2012

Harvest Rescue volunteers have been busy picking unwanted fruit and produce that might otherwise go to waste — or attract bears.

The program, supported by an Osprey grant, is a win for homeowners, the Nelson Food Cupboard and the community.

Reaping the harvest- that's what community foundations are all about! Donations to our permanent endowment ‘plant the trees.’


by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 01 2012

The Royal & CBC's Radio West are rolling out the red carpet to welcome Radio West host Rebecca Zandbergen and crew to the Baker Street spot for a live broadcast Wednesday (November 7) from 4 - 6 p.m.

The event is open to the public and The Royal is offering up special seating to the 100 guest list.

The tickets are available to the public Friday (November 2) from 6-8 p.m. at...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 01 2012

The Whitewater Ski Team unofficially kicks off the winter season with its annual Ski Swap set for Sunday at the Hume Elementary School gymnasium.

The 21st annual event opens the doors to bargain hunters from 12:30-3 p.m.

Sellers can drop off used equipment from 9-11 a.m.

Organizers expect racks and racks of skis, boots, boards and clothing ideal for the skier and...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 30 2012

Kalein Hospice Society would like to invite the public to Rachel Yoder's artist talk Saturday (November 3).

Yoder, a local visual artist, will be giving an artist talk on her latest body of work, Memento Mori.

There will be an opportunity to view the work and to create your own pattern based on your answers to the questions about death, dying and living that are embedded in the...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 30 2012

From the mountains of Kootenay Lake's East Shore in the 21st Century to the prairies east of the Rockies in the mid-1800s may seem a huge distance. 

But Kootenay Bay author Alanda Greene ably transports readers through space and time in her debut novel Napi's Dance, to be launched at Nelson's Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance), on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.


by Contributor on Sunday Oct 28 2012

The Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College and Allan Markin is please to host Dr. Cole Harris, a BC historian and geographer, whose lecture is entitled: BC Aboriginal Land Claims:  Lessons Learned and Future Prospects.

Harris was born and raised in New Denver and is now retired after some forty years of teaching at the University of Toronto and at the University of...

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 28 2012

Interior Health has won its fifth PowerSense Conservation Excellence Award from FortisBC.
“It’s easy to forget that Interior Health’s commitment to the health and well-being of residents in our region extends to supporting a healthy environment,” said Dr. Robert Halpenny, President and CEO of Interior Health.

“Awards like this help remind everyone that we’re also doing...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 25 2012

Tyler Scott, of Blewett,  graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology from Selkirk College this spring, and now he has even one more reason to be proud: winning the Ike Barber Transfer Award of $5000, to be distributed over two years.

Awarded to 100 university-transfer students each year, this scholarship is intended to reward academic excellence, as well as...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 25 2012

Columbia Power has received the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety, Silver Award Level and the CEA Vice President’s Award of Safety Excellence, Bronze Award Level for Generation.

The award is primarily due to its employees and contractors for their safety contribution over the past year.

For over 40 years, the CEA has...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 23 2012

Selkirk College renewable energy students are going to benefit from an enriched learning environment thanks to support provided by the Heritage Credit Union.

Recently, Heritage Credit Union CEO Lorne Myhra, and Community Environment Fund Chair Bruce Gerrand, presented a cheque for $15,000 to Selkirk College President Angus Graeme.

“Heritage Credit Union doesn’t just...