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By Contributor on Wednesday Jan 19 2011

The Douglas fir is one of the most recognizable and common trees in the Pacific Northwest, but do you know who it’s named after? Spokane-based naturalist and author, Jack Nisbet, does!

Selkirk College Library, the Schools of University Arts and Sciences and Renewable Resources and Touchstones Nelson - Museum of Art and History are proud to present writer, historian, teacher and...

By Contributor on Wednesday Jan 12 2011

Selkirk College has officially counted the Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) in with its donation of $6,000 towards the revitalization campaign for Studio 80 at Tenth Street campus in Nelson.

In November 2010, Selkirk College launched the “Count Me In” campaign to raise $150,000 for the revitalization of the Contemporary Music and Technology students’ performance and...

By Mona Mattei on Monday Jan 10 2011
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in another missing person case. 49-year-old Shawn McDonald has gone missing from Christina Lake where he has been living since September.
 
McDonald was last seen on Jan. 1 at 5:00 p.m. in Christina Lake and was reported missing on Jan. 3 to the Grand Forks RCMP detachment, explained Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison.
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By Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Dec 31 2010

Marley Bassett of Nelson was joined by a few friends to officially open the Glory Ridge triple chair at the Whitewater Ski Resort.

Bassett won the raffle draw hosted by Whitewater Ski Team, the Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaris, and the Nelson Food Cupboard.

Rising 2,042 vertical-feet in 11 minutes, the new Glory Ridge Chair, opened prior to Christmas, will at full build-...

By Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 23 2010

By The Nelson Daily Sports

Whitewater Ski Resort is slowly, but surely, moving up on the Big Dogs.
For the first time in more than 15 years the Nelson-based ski resort is opening a new lift.

“It’s awesome," said Whitewater General Manager Brian Cusack in a written press release.
"I kinda hate that word,” Cusack adds with a laugh, “but, yeah, it’...

By Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 23 2010

Nelson Fire Department reported that no one was injured after responding to a house fire a the 2300 block of Bealby Road Wednesday afternoon at Horlick’s Point east of Nelson.

At approximately 3 p.m. the call came into the station that smoke was billowing from a two-bay detached garage and small building on the south side of Kootenay Lake.

When Nelson Fire Fighters...

By Contributor on Wednesday Dec 22 2010

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace will be opening its doors to the general public on a weekly basis starting January 2011 to increase awareness of the Centre and assure participation in events hosted by the Peace Café.

A display entitled 1000 PeaceWomen Across the Globe will be available for onlookers to view and Peace Studies student Celina Silva will...

By Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Dec 22 2010

One of the hallmarks of a democratic state is its commitment to free, public and political expression.

Indeed, no society can call itself truly democratic if it does not guarantee its citizens the inalienable rights to gather, communicate their opinion and demonstrate their support for or against any political position they wish.

If these assertions are true, Canada’s behavior...

By Contributor on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

Aboriginal students at Selkirk College and College of the Rockies will find support and a place to gather once construction is complete on the colleges’ newly announced Aboriginal Gathering Places. The two spaces, valued together at nearly $2.5 million, will be built thanks in part to a $400,000 contribution from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

 

“The Aboriginal Gathering Places will...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 08 2010

Partners in the Waneta Expansion Project — Columbia Power Corporation, Fortis Inc., and Columbia Basin Trust — have formed and hosted an introductory meeting for the Waneta Expansion Community Impact Management Committee (CIMC).

“We have put together a great cross section of representatives to act as community liaisons through the Waneta project, both elected and non-...

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