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'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.

Young Kootenay Artists Win Top Prize in BCWWA Water Advocacy Contest

Young Kootenay Artists Win Top Prize in BCWWA Water Advocacy Contest

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has received a $2,500 prize for their entry in the BC Water & Waste Association's (BCWWA) provincial "What's Water Worth to You?" contest.

The top prize winning entry is a four-piece mural at the RDCK head office painted by a group of Visual Arts students from L.V. Rogers Secondary School in Nelson and depicts the important role water systems play in our lives.

The "What's Water Worth to You?" contest was held by the BCWWA to help raise awareness about the value of our water systems.

International Credit Union Day: Celebrating People Helping People

International Credit Union Day: Celebrating People Helping People

Thursday (October 15) is a big day for credit unions and its members.

Credit Unionr members and branches from around the world will join together to celebrate International Credit Union Day, an annual event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements globally, nationally and in local communities.

This year’s theme, “People Helping People. Our Co-op Advantage”, embraces the long-standing credit union philosophy of helping.

World Suicide Prevention Day Thursday at Lakeside Park

World Suicide Prevention Day Thursday at Lakeside Park

Across Canada, the globe and Nelson, on Thursday (September 10th) people will gather in communities to show their support for suicide prevention, to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have died, comfort those who grieve and strengthen our connection with each other. 

During World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), including the ceremony at Lakeside Park, from noon to 1 p.m., people will remember by reaching out, being connected and believing lives can be saved.

UBC to offer first university writing course in Nelson since 1984

UBC to offer first university writing course in Nelson since 1984

Starting this September, the University of B.C. will offer in Nelson a creative writing course focused on community that will help students develop their skills in writing non-fiction, fiction, poetry and drama. 

The credit course will be open both to anyone who qualifies for UBC entrance, and to unclassified students: members of the public who will receive university credit for the course but aren’t entering into a degree program at UBC.

Tax Tips For Canadians Over 65

Tax Tips For Canadians Over 65

Tax time is getting closer than we think (2015 deadline to file is April 30) and The Nelson Daily, with help from H&R Block, is providing tips to the public leading up to the final day of filing to Revenue Canada.

Today the focus is on a few tax suggestions for Canadians over the age of 65 years..

Heading into retirement, it's always a good thing to try to keep money instead of giving it to the government. So here are some tips to keep in mind:

Tax Tips For Canadians Over 65

Kalein Hospice Centre announces return of 'Death Cafe'

Kalein Hospice Centre announces return of 'Death Cafe'

Kalein Hospice Centre is delighted to announce the return of its popular “Death Cafe.”

Beginning this spring, a series of three cafes are scheduled for April 23rd, May 28th and June 25th.

Anyone is welcome to attend one, two, or all three.
Death Café” is part of an international movement started in 2011. There are nowover 500 registered cafes around the world. As the founder saw it,

Chief Economist for Central Credit Union, Helmut Pastrick, discusses Kootenay economy Friday at Selkirk College

Chief Economist for Central Credit Union, Helmut Pastrick, discusses Kootenay economy Friday at Selkirk College

The man who knows a lot about the economy in BC is coming to Selkirk College Friday (March 27).

Helmut Pastrick, Chief Economist for Central Credit Union 1, the
central financial facility and trade association for the BC and Ontario credit union systems is speaking at the college thanks to Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute at Selkirk College.

Pastrick is editor of the Economic Analysis of British Columbia and Economic
Analysis of Ontario publications.

Golden Bear Spring Break Enrolment

Golden Bear Children's Centre currently has vacancies for Spring Break within our School Age Program.

The Program wll be open to community families in need of care during the two week School closure. We will be operating a school age program from Monday 16th March - Friday 27th March 2015. We are open from 7:30am - 5:30pm

For more information or to book your child a spot please contact Ketna Makwana (Centre Director) at 250 362 5856  / email: gbcc@telus.net

a man' personal hell has some light

Everyone knew about a Trail resident that got ran over by a vehicle back in May. He had successful surgery to his left hip and now has a metal plate bolted on his hip to keep the ball socket in place and had a broken leg. Unlike Carol Enns, this person did not have aid by the community and all he got is a few people behind him for moral support. Also, he stayed in the hosptial for a little over a month, from May 28th to July 4th, and spent the entire summer rehabbing at home because of this.

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