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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 23 2012

The upcoming year in the Heritage City  is shaping up to be an exciting season for live performances for children young and old with the continuation of the Capitol Kids Series.

There are three chances for families to be mesmerized by a Professional Zaniac, explore the Wizard of Oz and be inspired by Monster Theatre.

There will also be a chance to win prizes from BumblebeeToys....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 20 2012

Time is running out on nominations for the Knights of Columbus Nelson Citizen of the Year.

Nelsonites looking to reward outstanding citizens in Nelson have until Wednesday, February 29 at 4 p.m. when nominations close.

Forms are available at Nelson City Hall, Sonja’s China Cabinet, or the Chamber of Commerce.

Last year the Knights honoured former teacher and Nelson Maple...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 20 2012

After a successful first year operating the area’s only licensed poultry abattoir, owner Judi Morton is beginning the new season with an educational event called  “Chicken Day”.

The event will be held Saturday, March 10th at the Vallican Whole Community Centre and will feature an introductory session for beginners as well as sessions for experienced poultry producers and planning for...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 16 2012

Staff at Mallard’s Source for Sports decided to take a step outside the sporting scene to find the latest recipient of Team of the Week.

Mallard’s Source for Sports was impressed with the impressive results of St. Joseph's Elementary School in the latest round of the Nelson Fire Rescue Services' Fire Drill award. 

St. Joseph's Elementary won the trophy, and the $300 cash prize,...

by Anonymous on Tuesday Feb 14 2012

Is an oil pipeline to run 1,170 km from Alberta's tar sands to British Columbia's west coast what people want?

Is the 225 oil tankers expected to travel  through the last intact temperate rainforest and along B.C.'s treacherous northern inside coastal waters per year a good idea?

Does the public want to trade 560 full time jobs in the fossil fuel industry for tens of thousands of...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 14 2012

The Nelson Public Library continues to offer service at the Winlaw Elementary School every third Thursday of the month.

Librarians will be at the school from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Februrary 16 and upcoming months of March 15, April 19 and May 17.

The Nelson Public Library lffers book, DVD or MP3 from a small library connection on-site. People can reserve a book online and staff will...

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 09 2012

West Kootenay EcoSociety will open the doors of the Kokanee Creek Visitors Centre again this summer thanks to a $15,000 grant from the Columbia Basin Trust’s Environmental Initiatives Program.

 “We are very pleased to be running the Centre for 2012,” says EcoSociety Executive Director David Reid.

“We’ve got lots of programs planned and the CBT has provided the backbone ...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 07 2012

Art is essential.

It connects us and brings great joy to our lives.

By making and creating, we become problem solvers, exercising both sides of our brains. It is a celebration of beauty, a mode to express what is deep within, and a tool to better understand our place in the world. 

Which is why the Oxygen Art Centre is thrilled to announce another two weeks of its popular...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 05 2012

The Osprey Community Foundation is beginning to accept application for grants for the upcoming year.

In previous years the deadline for grant applications has been the end of April, but for 2012 the deadline will be a month earlier: March 30th.

Forms can be downloaded from the website

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 02 2012

Youth in the Columbia Basin Trust region are invited to apply to attend Connect, a free Youth Action Summit  happening May 3-6 in Kimberley.

The theme for the event is: Connecting with Communities. Space is limited to 100 spots for participants from across the Basin.

Applications are being accepted now until February 29 at