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Kootenay Kids Grey Cup Fundraiser

Kootenay Kids Grey Cup Fundraiser

Kootenay Kids is hosting a fundraiser during Sunday's Grey Cup at Finley’s.

Kootenay Kids Society is holding a Grey Cup Burger & Beverage fundraiser Sunday, November 27th beginning at 3 p.m. 

Tickets are $15 which gets you a burger with all the trimmings & a beverage (with or without alcohol).

SHARING THE ROAD: VEHICLES AND BICYCLES

SHARING THE ROAD: VEHICLES AND BICYCLES

Cyclists, like pedestrians, are vulnerable to significant injuries or death in car crashes said Nelson Police Department in a media release.

NPD said two contributing factors that attribute to drivers in car crashes involving cyclists are distracted driving and failing to yield the right of way.

"When you are driving you can help reduce the chance of a crash and address the common causes by sharing the road safely," the release said.

561 Osprey Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron welcomes guest speakers

561 Osprey Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron welcomes guest speakers

The 561 Osprey Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron welcomed two guess speakers to the Squadron during weekly drill sessions in Nelson.

On November 2, RCMP Inspector Tom Roy of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment visited the squadron. 

Johnny McCuaig Band set to play The Royal in Nelson

Johnny McCuaig Band set to play The Royal in Nelson

Fresh off a trip to Las Vegas where the band wowed the crowds on Fremont, the Johnny McCuaig Band, is returning to the Heritage City for one night, Friday, November 18th, at the The Royal on Baker Street.

Nelson & District Credit Union leads by example to celebrate World Kindness Day

Nelson & District Credit Union leads by example to celebrate World Kindness Day

Most should be familiar with the saying “credit unions are helping here”; if not, it will be the acts of our employees that will bring it to light since yesterday was the day that Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) will celebrate community volunteers with donations from its Community Investment Program.

Some might call it a coincidence that World Kindness Day (Sunday, November 13, 2016) fell very close to the day that NDCU employees helped disperse $4000 to local community organizations, but it is not.

Local 'Champ' Fraser Packham recognized Nelson Mayor

Local 'Champ' Fraser Packham recognized Nelson Mayor

Local “Champ” recognized by Mayor Kozak – Fraser Packham, 11, of Nelson, was presented with a certificate by Mayor Deb Kozak, on November 7th  to recognize his involvement with The War Amps and for spreading important messages in the community.

Packham, born a left arm amputee, is a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program.

Duhamel Watershed Society hosts Community Forum

Duhamel Watershed Society hosts Community Forum

The Duhamel Watershed Society is hosting a Community Forum on Tuesday, November 15th at the Ecole des Sentiers-Alpins (formerly A.I. Collinson Elementary) on the North Shore.

Herb Hammond, renowned author, ecologist, educator and pioneer of ecosystem based conservation planning will be attending at guest speaker.

It is most commonly understood that current logging practices are unsustainable and the industry is running out of places to operate.

Author Sharon Thesen and Nelson's Ross Klatte help celebrate 10 years of Oxygen Art Centre

Author Sharon Thesen and Nelson's Ross Klatte help celebrate 10 years of Oxygen Art Centre

The second in a series of author readings during 2016-2017 that mark 10 years of arts programming at Nelson, B.C.’s Oxygen Art Centre will showcase Okanagan-based poet, editor, and teacher Sharon Thesen, and North Nelson memoirist and fiction writer Ross Klatte on Friday, November 18.

The duo’s reading begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free ($5 donation appreciated) and the event is open to the public. The Oxygen Art Centre is located at 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance).

Primeval: Enter the Incomappleux film showcases Ancient Forest, Mountain Caribou Park Proposal

Primeval: Enter the Incomappleux film showcases Ancient Forest, Mountain Caribou Park Proposal

Residents of the Nelson area are invited to the premiere of Valhalla Wilderness Society’s film, Primeval: Enter the Incomappleux, from 7-9 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre on Wednesday evening, November 9.

Practical Financial Solutions: Five reasons to discuss your estate plan now

Practical Financial Solutions: Five reasons to discuss your estate plan now

Some things are difficult to talk about with family – and death tops that list.

The reluctance is understandable but now is the time to have a conversation about death and money with your loved ones – it’s the best way to iron out estate planning issues, reduce potential inheritance hostilities and a possible reduction in estate assets.

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