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Show your support by joining other Nelsonites rally to help raise money for Katrina Fontaine

Show your support by joining other Nelsonites rally to help raise money for Katrina Fontaine

Katrina Fontaine completed successful surgery this past week to help fight a rare genetic condition affecting the collagen in her body called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

The neurosurgery is the first of three the pediatric social worker will have outside Canada to help with her quality of life.

Writing Group workshop offered at the Nelson Library

 Writing Group workshop offered at the Nelson Library

Maybe you’re a seasoned writer, tired of the solitary life.

Perhaps your New Year’s resolution is to write that book at last. Maybe you know that misery—and joy—loves company. Or maybe you simply know that as writers, there’s nothing like the support, encouragement, and feedback of other writers.

Tuesday (January 21) at 7 p.m. the Nelson Public Library offers a workshop all about writing groups: different models, how to start one, how to tweak the one you’re in, and rules of engagement for critiquing.

World Hoop Dancer Teddy Anderson wows Wildflower students

World Hoop Dancer Teddy Anderson wows Wildflower students

Students from Kootenay Lake School Distict Wildflower program witnessed excellence in action when World Hoop Dancer, Teddy Anderson, performed before a packed house at the L.V. Rogers Gymnasium Tuesday.

Anderson's passion, humour, and amazing skills engaged the entire audience and earned him a rousing standing ovation from the group.

Annual Walk for Memories set for January 26 at NDCC Arena

Annual Walk for Memories set for January 26 at NDCC Arena

Another large turnout of walkers is expected to flock to the NDCC Arena for the Nelson Chapter of the Alzheimer's society of BC Walk for Memories Sunday January 26.

"This year the event will be highlighting care givers in Nelson for the special care they provide our loved ones," said Walk Committee Chair Simon Grypma.

The Walk for Memories is set for the NDCC Arena walkway with registration beginning at 9 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m.

Grans to Grans Sharon Henderson represents Nelson on trip to sub-Saharan Africa

Grans to Grans Sharon Henderson represents Nelson on trip to sub-Saharan Africa

Nelson Grans to Grans group Sharon Henderson has been selected as one of only 22 Canadian grandmothers to represent the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign on an educational trip to sub-Saharan Africa organized by the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

In March 2014, the group visits grassroots projects in Ethiopia, Botswana and South Africa. 

'Requiem for a Glacier' exhibit open for viewing

'Requiem for a Glacier' exhibit open for viewing

Oxygen Art Centre would like to thank everyone who made it out in record numbers to the exhibition opening and artist talk for Paul Walde's "Requiem for a Glacier". 

Unfortunately it's been made aware some folks thought the exhibition was closed because all the windows have been blacked out to make the gallery dark for the projections! 

The exhibition will be open until February 8th on Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5 p.m. 

Oxygen is located at 320 Vernon St (alley entrance) in Nelson.  www.oxygenartcentre.org

Oxygen Art Centre kicks off Winter/Spring 2014 semester

Oxygen Art Centre kicks off Winter/Spring 2014 semester

Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to announce the latest line up of courses and workshops for the Winter/Spring 2014 semester of Continuing Arts Education.  

Discover the world with your new device—and a little help from your library

Discover the world with your new device—and a little help from your library

At one time a tablet was a thing to write on made of stone, clay, or wood. Today, a tablet is a door to the world—if only you knew how to use it.

If Santa brought you one of those newfangled devices (an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or Android Tablet) and you’re feeling just a little baffled, the Nelson Public Library can help.

Christmas season is Over- Let’s get back on track!

Christmas season is Over- Let’s get back on track!

         One of the areas I address, especially after the holiday season is helping people get into a good routine again with eating and to try to lose those added pounds from the holidays.  Here are a few tips to achieve that goal.

Lions, Air Cadets ready for Christmas Tree removal

Lions, Air Cadets ready for Christmas Tree removal

The Nelson Lions Club in conjuction with 561 Osprey Squadron Air Cadets are hitting the streets Saturday, January 11, to help the public recycle Christmas Trees.

The annual event raises money for community projects.

For a donation of at least $5, Nelson Lions Club and 561 Osprey Squadron Air Cadets will pick up and chip the trees.

The method is simple.

Place the tree at the front of your property by 9 a.m. Saturday.

Lions Club and Air Cadets will come to the door asking for a minimum $5 donation.