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by Contributor on Thursday Dec 27 2012

The Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia recently announced that its awarding $550,127 in funding to thirteen non-profit projects across British Columbia — among the recipients is Nelson's Selkirk College.

The Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia’s Board of Governors approved 67 grants over the course of 2012 totaling $2.34 million.

“We are excited about the work this...

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 Thursday Oct 18 2012

This Monday, (October 22) the British Columbia Teacher-Librarians’ Association  (BCTLA) is inviting everyone to join students, teachers, and volunteers from across BC to celebrate the importance of literacy, school libraries, and the joy of reading, and “drop everything and read”.
 
In conjunction with Canadian National School Library Day and BC Public Library Month celebrations...

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 14 2012

There's a problem brewing in the lakes of B.C.

The Dreissenid mussel, which include Zebra and quagga mussels, is an invasive bivalve filter feeder that can cause extensive environmental and economic impacts in the ecosystems.

This has been a proven fact in in areas the Dreissenid mussel has become established.

“In an economic impact report prepared for Bonneville Power, a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 23 2012

The West Kootenay Toy Run is just around the corner but those riders wanting to get a head start on the rest of the field check out the first annual Ride to Support Veterans Sunday beginning in Trail.

For a small fee of $20 per bike, motorcycle enthusiasts can have a little fun while raising funds for veterans needing treatment for trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

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by Contributor on Monday Aug 06 2012

It's that time of year again and the West Kootenay Kennel Club is hosting it's 36th Annual All Breed Championship Dog Show at the Castlegar Communicty Church Soccer Field (the old Kinnaird Middle School) from August 17 - 19.

In addition to six all-breed conformation shows, there will also be four obedience trials and four rally obedience trials.

There will be two Conformation...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 26 2012

Nelsonites are urged to make the Nelson City Hall Courtyard a happening place as the community joins forces to help the people of Johnsons Landing during a benefit concert.

The even kicks off a high noon, running until 9 p.m.

Some of the artists performing include Bill Bourne, Soniko Waira, Sunshine Drive, Tangerine Swing, Pat Henman, Bessie Wapp, The Alan Kirk Band, Randy Morse...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 16 2012

It's a few days and counting for the 2012 edition of the Starbelly Jam in beautiful Crawford Bay, B.C.

The annual celebration, which happens every year on the third full weekend of July, is celebrating its 13th festival —  this year July 20-22.

The music and other entertainment is soulfully eclectic, and this year will include funk,  world music, rock, hip-hop, reggae, blues,...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 19 2012

With the 25th anniversary run just around the corner, the West Kootenay Toy Run is stepping things up a  notch.

For starters it is really a pleasure to be able to offer you all a chance at two raise money for the food-banks, women's shelters and families of the Kootenays.

The Toy run has two beautiful Harley Davidson motorcycles for raffle with only 3000 ticket being sold.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 07 2012

Mark June 23-24 down on the calendar as the Kokanee and Selkirk Rock Clubs host the Kootenay, Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show in Castlegar.

There will be plenty of displays featuring  Gems, Crystals, Minerals Geode Cutting, Fossils, Jewellery Lapidary Supplies, Dealers Displays Demonstrations, Gold Panning and Rock Tumbling.

The show runs Saturday (June 23) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m....

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