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Air Cadet Squadron Nelson begins new training year

Air Cadet Squadron Nelson begins new training year

Interested in joining the Air Cadets?

The 561 Osprey Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron Nelson starts its 2016-2017 Training year on Wednesday (September 7).

The squadron invites any youth from Nelson and area who are interested in seeing what the Air Cadet program can do for them to come to the first meeting. 

The meetings are every Wednesday from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Nelson Eagles Hall at 641 Baker Street.

Nelson Scottish Country Dancers host Open House

Nelson Scottish Country Dancers host Open House

Nelson Scottish Country Dancers have been dancing for more than 40 years.

Scottish Country Dancing, the social dancing of Scotland, includes lively jigs and reels and elegant Strathspeys. This dancing is closely related to contra dancing and square dancing. It is not highland dancing.

Monday, September 12, the Nelson Scottish Country Dancers are holding an Open House at Central School Gym from 7-9 p.m.

Geological History of the Slocan and Kootenay Basins Presentation coming to Legion Hall in Slocan

Geological History of the Slocan and Kootenay Basins Presentation coming to Legion Hall in Slocan

Lesley Anderton's presentation of The Geological History of the Slocan and Kootenay Basins” is coming to the Legion Hall in the Village of Slocan Saturday (August 20) beginning at noon.

There will be an opening by Marilyn James, Matriarch, Sinixt Nation and an educational visual slide presentation, concluding with a field trip to the Slocan River, where Slocan Lake drains into the river.

Everyone welcome and tourists, in particular can learn the amazing geological history of this area of British Columbia.

Last group of Kootenay Air Cadets embark on Summer Training Tour

Last group of Kootenay Air Cadets embark on Summer Training Tour

Major Kevin DeBiasio, Unit Public Affairs Representative for the West Kootenay Air Cadets said the last group of Cadets recently departed for Summer Training.
 
The Air Cadets aged 12 and 13 were from Trail, Castlegar, Nelson and Grand Forks. 

Major DeBiasio said the cadets were heading to the Albert Head Cadet Training Centre near Victoria and will be attending the General Training Course — a two-week course for cadets who have recently joined the Cadet Program.

Nelson Summer Theatre Festival brings Trout Stanley to TNT Playhouse

Nelson Summer Theatre Festival brings Trout Stanley to TNT Playhouse

The Nelson Summer Theatre Festival has returned to The TNT Playhouse (corner of Ward and Carbonate Streets) with another August line up of theatrical delights served up by our city’s finest young professional talent.

Kootenay Air Cadets return from Summer Training

Kootenay Air Cadets return from Summer Training

Air Cadets from the Kootenay area cadet squadrons recently returned home to the Castlegar Airport from a three-week training courses.

Every summer, approximately 40% of cadets attend summer training at no cost for the cadets. Cadets even receive a small training bonus.

“The best part of the summer was launching the rockets we made," said Cadet Matthew Bullen, 561 Nelson Osprey who was stationed at Basic Aviation Technology and Aerospace in Victoria.

NBC makes donation to Kootenay Kids

NBC makes donation to Kootenay Kids

The Kootenay Kids got a boost to summer fundraising when Kate and Matt Walker of Nelson Brewing Company presented a cheque for $300.

The Walkers, new owners of the Nelson Brewing Company, realize the importance of community building. The donation is being matched by Scotiabank Nelson.

The Kootenay Kids will be back at the corner of Ward and Baker for the third Lemonade Event of the summer — Wednesday (August 3)

The Lemonade Stand Sale goes from between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. outside the Scotiabank Branch in Nelson.

New regional tourism website AND mobile app showcases International Selkirk Loop

New regional tourism website AND mobile app showcases International Selkirk Loop

With its 280 mile/450 km of breathtaking scenery and vibrant communities, the International Selkirk Loop is a popular destination for vacationers and travelers.

Nelson Police Department Restorative Justice is Now Recruiting Volunteer Restorative Justice Facilitators

Nelson Police Department Restorative Justice is Now Recruiting Volunteer Restorative Justice Facilitators

For people who want to make a difference in Nelson by finding a solution instead of letting the courts take over following the aftermath of crime and other harmful behaviour, a position with the Restorative Justice team is an opportunity to achieve this goal.

The Nelson Police Department Restorative Justice (NPDRJ) program is currently in the process of recruiting dedicated volunteers for the position of Restorative Justice Facilitator.

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