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Burn Better — 66 Wood Stove Rebates Up for Grabs

Burn Better — 66 Wood Stove Rebates Up for Grabs

Since 2009 the RDCK has been collaborating with local municipalities to help residents save money and improve local air quality through the Wood Stove Exchange Program.  
 
The RDCK is one of 13 regions across BC to receive funding from the Province and the BC Lung Association to administer a local wood stove exchange program in 2016.

Columbia Basin Trust announces $9M in new grants for recreation infrastructure

Columbia Basin Trust announces $9M in new grants for recreation infrastructure

Columbia Basin Trust is pleased to announce a new granting program that will provide financial help to groups and organizations wishing to construct new recreation infrastructure or upgrade existing infrastructure. Recreation Infrastructure Grants will offer $3 million per year over the next three years.

Tree series by Elaine Van Staalduinen shows at the Nelson Library

Tree series by Elaine Van Staalduinen shows at the Nelson Library

Elaine Van Staalduinen has worked in scratchboard, charcoal, pencil and mixed media, but it is the beauty of line and the honesty of black and white that  excites her, perhaps most when she is rendering images from the natural world.

Nelson Council of Canadians showing documentary about corporate tax theft in Canada

Nelson Council of Canadians showing documentary about corporate tax theft in Canada

Canadian corporations and investors have hidden away at least $199 billion in tax havens around the world, resulting in the loss of up to $10 billion in revenue every year.

EcoSociety Brings 'Fractured Land' to Nelson

EcoSociety Brings 'Fractured Land' to Nelson

“Anyone who can throw a hatchet and sue you is a force to be reckoned with.”  

That’s how renowned climate activist Bill McKibben describes Caleb Behn, a young First Nations warrior and lawyer who may become one of his generation’s leaders – if he can discover how to overcome fractures within himself, his community, and the world around him.

Glamourie now open at Oxygen Art Centre

Glamourie now open at Oxygen Art Centre


The Oxygen Art Centre will mark the turning of the year and the coming of the light with the introspective creativity of multimedia artist Sam Talbot-Kelly.

Red Seal cooking training for now offered closer to home

Red Seal cooking training for now offered closer to home

An exciting opportunity for working cooks to gain valuable certification at Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus in Nelson begins on February 15.

The well-established Professional Cook Training Program has been a cornerstone of Selkirk College’s hospitality training for decades. Students interested in culinary careers have been taking the Professional Cook 1 and Professional Cook 2 levels that are based out of Mary Hall on the Tenth Street Campus which has equipped them with the knowledge and skills for gainful employment.

Practical Financial Solutions: Unusual RRSP facts – and some you already know

Practical Financial Solutions: Unusual RRSP facts – and some you already know

Here’s what you probably already know about RRSPs:  You regularly contribute to RRSP-eligible investments, the contributions are tax-deductible and the RRSP is tax-sheltered until you make withdrawals in retirement and you enjoy the considerable benefits of compound growth over the longer term of your time in the plan.
 
Here are a few RRSP facts you may not know – but knowing them will help you get the most from your RRSP-eligible investments:
 

'Oily' book launch at the Nelson Library

'Oily' book launch at the Nelson Library

It takes one to know one, and novelist Chris Dawson knows the business and its characters. The former senior communications strategist for Petro Canada set out to shed light on the issues of oil sands and the environment through fiction—and be entertaining about it. Dawson launches his new novel Oily Business on Tuesday, January 19 at 7pm at the Nelson Public Library.

Nelson Road Kings step up to plate to make donation to Our Daily Bread

Nelson Road Kings step up to plate to make donation to Our Daily Bread

The Nelson Road Kings stepped up during the Christmas season to deliver a a cheque to Our Daily Bread.

Stopping by to make the presentation was Marcello Piro and Road Kings president Jack Chambers.

The Nelson Road Kings Queen City Cruise has blossomed into an annual event since it first started in 2003.

Car collectors from Washington, Idaho, Southern British Columbia and Southern Alberta continue to flock to the Heritage City in early September to showcase their vehicles.

The event has become one of the biggest economic events in Nelson and area.