News

More Queen’s medals for Kootenay volunteers

Four more locals received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal on Sunday for outstanding community service.

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall presented the medals at a ceremony at Nelson’s Hume Hotel to Salmo’s Dorothy Hearn, Kaslo’s Bruce Walker, Nelson’s Joan Reichardt, and Sirdar’s Shannon Nickish.

The four were selected following a two-month process that began in August with a public call for nominations. A group of prominent citizens was then asked to shortlist the nominees to 13, divided among four regions of the riding. Constituents voted online and by phone for the winners. Almost 700 votes were cast.

Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko also presented medals to ten people nominated by the Regional District of Central Kootenay in a similar ceremony Friday.

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 ...

Magnotta jury deliberates for a seventh day
 
Hunters protest shift favouring non-residents
 
Salmo senior killed in collision
Attempted assault at youth centre
 
UPDATE: West Kootenay pair killed in snowmobile accident
 
Lack of addiction treatment flagged by crime panel
Site C dam construction to start next summer
 
Salmo senior killed in collision
 
Okanagan Indian Band to municipalities buying CN Rail line: Buyer beware

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

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

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.