Nelson Star

Kootenaians recognized with royal honour

Ten West Kootenay residents received Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals from MP Alex Atamanenko at a ceremony Friday at the Hume Hotel in Nelson.

The recipients were Hans Cunningham (Ymir), Corky Evans (Appledale), Aya Higashi (Kaslo), Donna Macdonald (Nelson), Bev Maloff (Castlegar), Dr. Rebecca McDonnell (Castlegar), Josh Smienk (Balfour), John Voykin (Pass Creek), Gary Wright (New Denver), and Geoff Yule (Castlegar).

They were nominated by the Regional District of Central Kootenay and join about two dozen other locals who have been named to receive the honour (see complete list below). The medals commemorate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and honour outstanding community service.

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall will award four more medals Sunday to Joan Reichardt (Nelson), Dorothy Hearn (Salmo), Shannon Nickish (Sirdar), and Bruce Walker (Kaslo).

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

VIDEO: Witnesses describe scene at Parliament Hill; Raw footage of Ottawa shootings
 
100 campaign signs stolen
 
Chew On This challenge
Business After Business
 
Security stepped up in B.C. after attacks in Ottawa
 
John York running for Cranbrook mayor
Diverse group of panelists discuss potential pros and cons of LNG in Prince Rupert
 
VJH Foundation commits to raise $2.5 million for equipment
 
Considerable debate as Vernon candidates meet

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.