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Nelson Sea Cadet perfects Seamanship skills

Nelson Sea Cadet perfects Seamanship skills

Sea Cadet Benji Westergreen of Nelson was at the Interior Seamanship Weekend in Trail on the weekend of 24-26 February 2017.
 
The Seamanship weekend had 54 cadets from five Sea Cadet Corps from the Interior of British Columbia. During the weekend the cadets perfected their Seamanship skills.

Call for Nominations: Carver Award for Emerging Writers

Call for Nominations: Carver Award for Emerging Writers

The Nelson and District Arts Council and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival request assistance in nominating emerging writers in West Kootenay communities for the Fifth Annual Carver Award, which comes with a $500 cash prize and presentation at the Festival’s 100-Mile Gala in Nelson on July 7, 2017.

Nominations must be for writers just starting in their careers who have had one to two books published, or an equivalent body of work published in anthologies or literary journals. To meet the criteria writing must be creative, literary writing (fiction or nonfiction).

Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series presents the Mike Fahie Quartet

Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series presents the Mike Fahie Quartet

The Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series is proud to present its feature concert for the 2016-2017 season, the Mike Fahie Quartet.  It is a family affair as trombonist Mike Fahie travels from New York City to join his brother, local bassist Rob Fahie along with two other outstanding Kootenay musicians, Doug Stephenson, guitar and Tony Ferraro, drums.

The show goes Friday (February 24) at 7:30 p.m. in the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall (10th and Elwyn). Tickets, $15 are available at Otter Books and at the door.

Hobnails and Hemp Rope Wednesday at Touchstones Nelson Museum

Hobnails and Hemp Rope Wednesday at Touchstones Nelson Museum

On Wednesday, the public is welcome to Celebrate National Heritage Week with a film screening of the incredible documentary: Hobnails and Hemp Rope at Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History.

Bursary Tea Brings Together Selkirk College Students and Donors

Bursary Tea Brings Together Selkirk College Students and Donors

A celebration of community learning took place at Selkirk College’s Mary Hall as donors and students came together for the annual Bursary Tea.

On February 4, more than 300 people, including Selkirk College staff, enjoyed afternoon tea that included delicious food prepared by the Professional Cook Training Program and served by students in the Resort and Hotel Management Program.

Keep those gas meters clear of snow

Keep those gas meters clear of snow

It's time to at least exhale after last week's snowfall in the West Kootenay/Boundary region.

Now that there's been a reprieve of winter weather, FortisBC would like to remind customers to keep their natural gas meter and outside vents clear of ice and snow.

"Clear a path to your meter whenever you shovel your driveway to make sure it can be accessed safely by you, a meter reader or emergency responders," said FortisBC Amy Bunton Corporate Communications Advisor in a media release.
 
Here are some tips of what to do:

Pacific Insight Electronics launches Diesel Genset

Pacific Insight Electronics launches Diesel Genset

Nelson-based electronics manufacturer, Pacific Insight Electronics, has launched Cummins Diesel Genset technology to provide a back-up generator for their Nelson manufacturing operations.

In a media release, the company said the goal is to provide continuous power for the entire facility including offices in the event of a power disruption.

Canada Summer Jobs employer application deadline extended to Friday, February 3rd

Canada Summer Jobs employer application deadline extended to Friday, February 3rd

Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski would like to remind employers interested in applying for Canada Summer Jobs funding for 2017 that the January 20 application deadline has been extended to Friday, February 3rd.

Service Canada extended the deadline by two weeks to allow more employers the opportunity to submit an application for funding.

In Kootenay–Columbia, Canada Summer Jobs 2017 will focus on applications which complement the following local priorities:

Help fight animal cruelty by ‘baking’ a difference

Help fight animal cruelty by ‘baking’ a difference

Looking to start the year by making a difference? By getting involved in National Cupcake Day™, animal lovers can help save the lives of animals in our communities simply by baking cupcakes and giving them away in exchange for a donation.
 
National Cupcake Day™ is cross-country event presented by the BC SPCA, the Ontario SPCA and participating humane societies.  This year, Cupcake Day falls on Monday, February 27 (the last Monday of February), but animal lovers and bakers are encouraged to fundraise throughout January and February.
 

Winlaw hosts Ice Carving Event in New Year

Winlaw hosts Ice Carving Event in New Year

Ever have an urge to carve something in ice?

On Saturday, January 7th the Slocan Valley Arts Council will be sponsoring a Winter Ice Day in front of Sleep is For Sissies in Winlaw from 10 a.m. to  4 p.m.

This is a free event which will be hosted by three internationally known ice sculptors who just happen to live in the Slocan Valley.

Peter Vogelaar of the Winlaw Ice Sculpting Team will be providing all the tools and instruction to get a lucky group of people on their way to creating a masterpiece in ice in a matter of hours.

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