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Canada has been abuzz recently about the election tool Vote Compass, accessible via cbc.ca. This online tool offers an indication of where we as voters — and the parties — stand on certain questions. Vote Compass offers an opportunity for us to examine our assumptions, and that’s always a good thing.

Osprey Community Foundation announces grant cycle

Is your charitable organization planning an exciting project that would really benefit this community? The Osprey Community Foundation invites community groups to submit applications for its 2011 community grants.
Wall of Honour gets 21st century upgrade

Wall of Honour gets 21st century upgrade

The Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation has unveiled a new Wall of Honour to greet people arriving at the hospital.
Tenth Year of Sturgeon Releases: Juveniles Doing Well

Tenth Year of Sturgeon Releases: Juveniles Doing Well

This year marks the tenth year that the Upper Columbia White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative (UCWSRI) will be releasing hatchery-raised juvenile sturgeon (from wild-stock adults) into the Columbia River. The public event runs between 2 and 4 p.m., Monday April 18th, at Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam, near Castlegar.

Changing the world with shoes

If your closet contains shoes that your family never wears, consider Soles 4 Souls, a fantastic community project that helps the needy in Canada as well as 127 other countries.
Quest to make a difference

Quest to make a difference

Annette Smith sees the heartbreak and occasional triumph of cancer every time she clocks into work. One of Kootenay Lake Hospital’s oncology nurses, the local needs no insight into how the disease impacts lives.
A night for Citizen Bill

A night for Citizen Bill

Bill McDonnell was in the spotlight Saturday night at the annual Knights of Columbus Citizen of the Year banquet.

Celebrating adult learning initiative

April 2 to 9 is International Adult Learners Week. UNESCO started this annual event in 2000 as a way to celebrate adult learners and lifelong learning. Here in Nelson, there is a lot to celebrate.
Better water for Balfour residents

Better water for Balfour residents

Local residents joined with Regional District of Central Kootenay directors and staff on Friday to celebrate the grand opening of Balfour’s improved drinking water system.
Everyone needs protein

Everyone needs protein

Protein is well known as an important part of a healthy diet, but the cost of fresh, protein-rich foods is often prohibitive for people living in poverty.