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by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 03 2017

Throughout 2017 Oxygen Art Centre will stage many events that reflect the work of the centre over the past 14 years.  Oxygen Art Centre was founded as the Nelson Fine Arts Centre Society in May 2002. 

On, January 5th, 2005 the Society opened its doors at its current studio location in downtown Nelson and soon after started doing business as Oxygen Art Centre.  

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 29 2016

Ever have an urge to carve something in ice?

On Saturday, January 7th the Slocan Valley Arts Council will be sponsoring a Winter Ice Day in front of Sleep is For Sissies in Winlaw from 10 a.m. to  4 p.m.

This is a free event which will be hosted by three internationally known ice sculptors who just happen to live in the Slocan Valley.

Peter Vogelaar of the Winlaw Ice...

by Contributor on Friday Dec 23 2016

Kalesnikoff Lumber Company has long history in the community, and this year, employees at the Thrums-based wood products manufacturer wanted to give back in a big way: providing Christmas gifts and meals to 28 families in need.

“Those of us with steady, well-paying jobs are lucky, and we wanted to help out the folks who are struggling right now - especially kids, so we partnered...

by Kirsten Hildebrand on Thursday Dec 22 2016

Students taking the Transitional Training Program at Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus in Nelson raised money through hard work, determination and goodwill to purchase eight holiday hampers benefiting hungry students.

“This really highlights their generosity and social consciousness,” says Instructor Alison Roy.

“They chose to spend this money on others instead of using it to...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 20 2016

Take a breather in the New Year by trying to quit smoking a try, and win $250 cash!
Tuesday, January 3, the BC Lung Association is challenging ‘wannabe’ quitters to take a breather and quit smoking for 24 hours.
They're also offering a $250 cash prize as an extra incentive (the winner will be randomly drawn).
There's no catch. The BC Lung...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 18 2016

Nelson Police Department recently welcomed 14 new members to the Restorative Justice team last month during a a graduation ceremony.

The new members learned how to prepare for a meeting with those involved by doing pre-conference preparation so the circle is a safe and open place for all participants.

During a NPDRJ monthly training meeting with Chief Constable Paul Burkart in...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 14 2016

Flight to Freedom is a fundraising initiative put on by the Nelson Friends of Refugees to help offset the flight costs incurred.

Canada is one of only three countries that not only charges refugees for their flights but also charges them interest on the loans needed to pay for these flights. In our view this works against the objective of Canada’s refugee program — which is simply...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 13 2016

Nelson Fire & Rescue Service was recently visited by Jean Shaw,  a representative from Happy Dogs Legacy. The Legacy team delivered three kits containing three different sizes of pet masks in each kit.

The masks, customized to fit on pet’s faces, help provide lifesaving oxygen to resuscitate animals that have been overcome by smoke.

The pet masks are shaped so they fit over...

by Bob Hall on Sunday Dec 11 2016

Selkirk College’s Contemporary Music & Technology Program students are hitting the stage at Spiritbar on Thursday, December 15 in an event that showcases their talent and generosity to the community.

The annual winter show and celebration features five student-based ensembles performing an eclectic mix of genres. All proceeds from this night of entertainment will go to the Nelson...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 11 2016

The Hume Elementary School Choir is back making the rounds this Christmas season, cheering up residents of local retirement homes with festive songs.

During the past week the Choir visited and sang at five different venues.

The Choir, under the direction of Lisa Backus, visited Lakeview Village, Broader Horizons, Mountain Lakes Assisted Living Centre and Jubilee Manor in Nelson...