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by Contributor on Sunday Feb 27 2022

In 1942, as World War II raged on overseas, the Canadian government enacted the Defence of Canada Regulations to forcibly remove and relocate over 22,000 Japanese Canadians living on BC’s coast.

At first told by government officials that their property and belongings would be kept safely, the displaced families soon found out this was not the case; properties were looted, and land was...

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 27 2022

On December 3rd, the cadets of 561 Squadron had their regular in person weekly meeting.

During the evening, several cadets received recognition for the work they have done in squadron. 

The most impressive award was for Flight Sergeant Nattanon McIntosh.

McIntosh was awarded the Air Cadet Long Service Medal. This medal is for cadets who have completed four years...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 21 2022

Young adult students previously in government care, including some at Selkirk College, now have a path to achieve their educational dreams thanks to the Youth Futures Education Fund (YFEF) and its supporters, most notably United Way British Columbia – working with communities in BC’s Interior, Lower Mainland and Central & Northern Vancouver Island - and the Government of British Columbia...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 14 2022

Join Oxygen Art Centre on Wednesday the 23rd of February at 7 p.m. PST for an online reading featuring painter-poet, Tiziana La Melia, and poet-critic, Fan Wu.

The evening will open with readings from students in the Selkirk College creative writing program. 

Tiziana La Melia’s The Eyelash and the Monochrome asks: what happens when material becomes thought and thought becomes...

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 13 2022

Nelson CARES Society is encouraging Nelson and area residents to bundle up and raise cold, hard cash for this year’s Coldest Night of the Year fundraising event.

A family-friendly winter fundraising walk for Nelson's homeless, hungry and hurting, this year’s “virtual” walk takes place on Saturday, February 26th, 2022.

This year’s virtual WALK will look similar to the one last...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 09 2022

A Kelowna teen has launched a sourdough fundraiser to support sending kids to summer camp.

After attending the virtual 93rd Session of the British Columbia Youth Parliament in December, Isabella Harmel decided to run a unique fundraiser, selling artisan bread in support of the organization’s signature project, Camp Phoenix.

Camp Phoenix is a sleep-away camp run by the British...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 03 2022

Skills Canada is inviting students, teachers, parents and career seekers to a free one-day interactive virtual event.

Level Up! with Skills Canada is set for February 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST.

Those interested, including middle, high school and post secondary students and apprentices, can register at...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 31 2022

Library Champions is a three-month online volunteer project that connects new immigrants to the library and the community.

This project has trained 1,800 new immigrants who have reached out to over 100,000 people throughout the Lower Mainland over the past 10 years.

Now expanding throughout BC, the Library Champions Project is collaborating with the Kootenay Library Federation to...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 26 2022

The TB Vets Charitable Foundation has made a generous donation to Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation to purchase a T-1 Transport Ventilator for the Emergency Room at Kootenay Lake Hospital.

As Registered Respiratory Therapist Mitch Wilkey explains: “Here in Nelson we are in a geographically challenging position when it comes to transferring patients requiring higher levels...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jan 23 2022

A Balfour resident has collaborated with her sister in Kelowna to bring to life in a book seven years of life experiences during World War II, beginning in 1939 until 1945.

Wendy Hamilton and Cathie Pavlik of Kelowna recently completed and published a memoir, Dear Bill - The War Years.

Dear Bill, is a compilation of 141 letters sent to Hamilton’s father, Bill...