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Cottonwood Market opens for season May 16

Cottonwood Market opens for season May 16

One more week and it's Cottonwood Market Time!

The official opening of the 2015 Cottonwood Community Market goes (Saturday) May 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cottonwood Falls Park in Nelson.

Live music starts at 10 a.m. with Sahara Jane and then at 12:30 p.m. local Rob Funk takes the stage.

Practical Financial Solutions — Speaking of the cottage

Practical Financial Solutions — Speaking of the cottage

Your family has always had a great time at your cottage so it’s natural to assume you’ll be handing it off to your family after you’re gone. But if you don’t ask your adult children what they really want and plan for the tax consequences that may not happen.

RDCK extends operation hours at Grohman Narrows Transfer Station

RDCK extends operation hours at Grohman Narrows Transfer Station

The RDCK is pleased to announce extended operating hours at the Grohman Narrows Transfer Station and the Ootischenia Landfill.

Documentary Film Script Workshop in Nelson

Documentary Film Script Workshop in Nelson

Having a great idea for a documentary film is one thing; figuring out what comes next can be the challenge.

A documentary film script development workshop with Vancouver filmmaker and teacher Colin Browne on Saturday, May 30 is an opportunity to find that next step and ramp up the skills necessary to move from concept to successful documentary film.

Winlaw Elementary looking for support for Growing Nature Stewards Program

Winlaw Elementary looking for support for Growing Nature Stewards Program

Winlaw school is once again in the voting pool for funding the Growing Nature Stewards Program and appreciates your voting support.

Voting begins on Monday, May 4 at this link.
 
Growing Nature Stewards is an aspect of the Winlaw Indigenous Leadership Development (WILD) initiative at Winlaw school. 

TELE-WORKSHOP EQUIPS AREA FAMILIES WITH TOOLS TO LIVE WITH DEMENTIA

TELE-WORKSHOP EQUIPS AREA FAMILIES WITH TOOLS TO LIVE WITH DEMENTIA

Changes in communication and behaviour are very common in people living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.

Area families can learn practical techniques for living with those changes during a free tele-workshop offered by the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Understanding Behaviour runs on Wednesday, May 13 and offers practical strategies for dealing with the challenges of supporting a person with dementia at home.

Can you believe the 14th annual Garden Fest returns to Nelson May 9

Can you believe the 14th annual Garden Fest returns to Nelson May 9

Who would have thought that three avid gardeners would start one of the most successful festivals in Nelson?

But that’s exactly what happened when Glyn Violini, Lorelie Roll and businesswoman Catherine Cardinal set their plants out on a few tables on Hall Street in 2002 and invited other growers to join in.

This colorful and lively market draws hundreds of gardeners, from all walks of life, for a five hour garden shopping spree, rain or shine.

Advice For Claiming The Disability Tax Credit

Advice For Claiming The Disability Tax Credit

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 there some advice for claiming the Disability Tax Credit.

Many qualifying taxpayers miss claiming the Disability Tax Credit because they don’t think it applies to their situation.

Here is some advice for Canadians who may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit:

Children show their art at Oxygen Art Centre

Children show their art at Oxygen Art Centre

Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to present the work of grade 3 and 4 elementary students working through the Artist In the Classroom program. 

Students from two local elementary schools have been working with local artist, Jennifer McAuley to create a series of one of a kind, handmade, Art Cards to trade, exhibit and collect. 

Nelson Golfers Save BIG TIME on Golf while Supporting a Good Cause

Nelson Golfers Save BIG TIME on Golf while Supporting a Good Cause

Flowers are blooming and the weather’s improving – sure signs for golfers to swing into savings with the BC Lung Association’s Golf Privilege Club® Membership Book.
 
“Our membership book saves golfers hundreds of dollars for less than the price of one round of golf,” said Michael Jessen BC Lung Association Volunteer Director for Nelson.