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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:26pm

Guess whose making a special trip to the Heritage City in advance of the big day next month?

Well, Santa Claus, of course.

Santa is coming to Baker Street as part of the Nelson...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:01pm

The Regional Distict of Central Kootenay is joining forces with the province to encourage residents to replace their old wood stoves with cleaner burning models.

The RDCK is collaborating with local municipalities to help residents burn better through the Wood Stove Exchange Rebate Program.  
 
"The RDCK is one of...

by Colin Payne on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 2:17pm

At times, living in Nelson can seem like being part of a fairytale. But this year’s Christmas Pantomime will be taking that feeling and turning into a reality of sorts.

Hitting the stage this December 4, 5 and 6 at the Capitol Theatre, this year’s panto is called Bedtime Rhymes Pantomime – and it’s set to turn Nelson into a fairytale world.

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Nov 26 2014

In the end, it was Trafalgar versus Trafalgar for all the bragging rights.

Trafalgar A needed three sets to outlast their school rivals, Trafalgar B, to capture the West Kootenay Junior Girl’s Volleyball Championship Saturday at Mount Sentinel Gymnasium in South Slocan.

“This was a great group of girls and their overall play improves so much from the beginning of the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Nov 26 2014

Despite lagging in the basement of the Murdoch Divison with seven wins in 26 games, the Border Bruins are proving points do not come easy against the Grand Forks-based franchise.

The Nelson Leafs needed overtime to secure the two points in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Tuesday in the Boundary City.

Robson Cramer scored his second of the game at four minutes...

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Nelson Food Cupboard Kicks Off Holiday Hamper Campaign

Nelson Food Cupboard Kicks Off Holiday Hamper Campaign

For the eleventh year in a row, the Nelson Food Cupboard is preparing Holiday Hampers for 500 people in need of a little extra help to make the holiday season healthy and cheerful.

“With the cost of food so high and the holiday season such an expensive time for families trying to buy gifts and warm clothes for their children, helping them out with food hampers is essential,” says Holiday Hamper Coordinator Marya Skrypiczajko.

A book Under Every Tree brings books to kids

A book Under Every Tree brings books to kids

Books can open whole worlds — as long as you have one.

This holiday season a local partnership aims to put a book under every tree for the children of Holiday Hamper recipients.

Holiday Hampers are distributed annually by the Nelson Food Cupboard to more than 500 people working hard to make ends meet, including 150 children.

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, the Nelson Public Library and the Nelson Star have teamed up to see a book included for every child aged 0 to 15 years by requesting donations of books that are new or in new condition.

Regional News

COMMENT: Mayor speaks to labour dispute

COMMENT: Mayor speaks to labour dispute

I’d like to thank the residents of Castlegar for your patience and understanding during the labour strike by our unionized CUPE city employees.

We are now in snow season and our management staff are working around the clock to keep the roads clear and safe. We appreciate that residents and businesses are helping to keep adjacent sidewalks clear for public safety.

All City facilities remain open as we endeavor to provide prompt service to residents, businesses and visitors alike.

LETTER: Resident offers a proposal to council/union

LETTER: Resident offers a proposal to council/union

Nov 25., 2014

Dear Mayor Chernoff and Council,

This Open Letter proposes a human-to-human way to break the labour dispute impasse that -- to put it mildly -- is negatively affecting all our citizens in a number of ways, and not just in practical terms.

Provincial & National

Vancouver parking company waives tickets for toys

Vancouver parking company waives tickets for toys

A Vancouver parking company, Impark, is getting into the Christmas spirit for drivers with unpaid tickets.

Impark is offering a four-hour window to waive unpaid parking tickets for drivers who donate a toy to the Salvation Army.

The window of opportunity is between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. PT at the Salvation Army at 555 Homer Street in Vancouver.

Impark said the company will be accepting new, unused and unwrapped toys, and in exchange, the donor’s unpaid parking violation notice will be waived.

BCFED launches 'Fight For $15' campaign to increase the minimum wage

BC Fed announced its fight to increase minimum wage in province.

The BC Federation of Labour has launched the Fight For $15 campaign, calling on the provincial government to increase the minimum wage to $15/hour.
 
“At the current minimum wage, working full-time is not enough to lift a worker out of poverty,” said Jim Sinclair, President of the BC Federation of Labour.