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By: The Nelson Post  09-12-2011
Keywords: Press Release, Hospital Foundation

Last week the Nelson Post ran into a special guest to the community. He was scoping out Baker Street ahead of his annual visit to Nelson, BC’s downtown.

He kindly let me ask him some questions and shoot some video.

You know what they say, “Laughter is the best medicine.” Get a healthy dose of it at ‘Seriously Funny …’ a Comedy Show hosted by the Nelson & District Women’s Centre on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

On December 10th and 11th, local Amnesty members invite you to join Amnesty International to mark a day of global action. Started by Amnesty members in Poland 8 years ago, the idea is powerful and simple. People write letters in their homes, schools, workplaces, places of worship and coffee shops. They join thousands of concerned individuals around the world on that day, writing short, personal letters to help protect human rights, free prisoners of conscience, stop violence against women and make powerful changes in the lives of individuals.

PRESS RELEASE The critically acclaimed 2011 documentary, Miss Representation is coming to Nelson. The film shows how mainstream media presents a limited and often disparaging image of women in leadership. In our media obsessed North American culture, in which the average teenager spends more than 10 hours a day consuming some form of media, women [..]

Nelson Cross Country Skiers take note: Guerrilla Groomers were out on Monday night (November 21) and set the track from Mountain Station to Cottonwood along the Great Northern Trail. Winter has arrived!”

The City of Nelson Fire and Rescue Services will be accepting applications from community minded persons to fill several vacancies in the complementary Auxiliary Fire Department. Applicants must be of good character, bondable, in good physical condition and a minimum of 19 years of age. Eyesight unaided must be a minimum acuity of 20/100, aided must be a minimum of 20/40. Please note that female applicants are encouraged.

Environment Canada is calling for another snowfall warning for the West Kootenays tonight.

Last night they expected up to 20 centimetres of snow and tonight they’re calling for another 10 to 15 centimetres of the white stuff between now and Friday.

PRESS RELEASE from the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation is getting ready to Light Up the Hospital! We’ve been celebrating our hospital’s recent ER expansion and the addition of the CT scanner. Another key piece of the health services at Kootenay Lake Hospital is made up of the many surgeries that are [..]

Images from Nelson’s Remembrance Day ceremony.

The annual Selkirk College gala dinner is set to bring the world of talent, versatility and innovation of the college’s students to the community this weekend.

The evening, which starts at 6 p.m. at Mary Hall in Nelson, includes an elegant dinner, dance and auction coordinated by the Resort and Hotel Management program.

Keywords: Hospital Foundation, Press Release

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