A small army of volunteers fed over 300 persons at the 29th Annual Grand Forks Community Christmas Dinner, held at noon at the Gospel Chapel on Christmas day. The numbers were down slightly from last year where over 400 were served.
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’s awesome.”
By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily
The Waneta Dam expansion could create a legacy of skilled trades people for the West Kootenay region, says a Columbia Power spokesperson.
Audrey Repin said with a guaranteed policy in place to hire apprentices on the jobsite, many of the over 400 new job hires could become journeymen trades people when the project is completed in five years.
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 be available to tour individuals around the grounds and the Mir house.
Castlegar residents are getting early gifts of Christmas cheer and important information tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, as infamous radio-show hosts 'Drex & Johnson' take one for the team by getting drunk on air, under the watchful eye of police.
"I'm doing it for the people," says Shaun Johnson, who will be indulging in beer ...for the greater good. "I'm sacrificing myself for science ... so our wonderful listeners will have a better sense of what their limits might be and where to draw the line when celebrating this season."
The Nelson Daily has learned a Cranbrook sales consultant could be humming the tune to the Barenaked Ladies "If I had a Million Dollars" song very soon.
Barry Epp of the Key City was selected at random as the winner of TSN's fifth annual, international award-winning million-dollar giveaway, the Chevrolet Cruze Million Dollar Shootout.
Food Banks Canada released its HungerCount 2010 survey in November. The report paints a grim picture of poverty in Canada and the continued growth in the need for services like food banks and other charitable food providers in our communities. This snapshot from thousands of hungry Canadians and from hundreds of food banks across the country should be required reading for all levels of government.
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).