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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.

Public invited to Community Celebration for Harrop Wetland Restoration Project Friday

Public invited to Community Celebration for Harrop Wetland Restoration Project Friday

Friends of Kootenay Lake is inviting the public to attend a community celebration on Friday (April 24th) from 9 a.m. to Noon at the newly restored Harrop wetlands in the Harrop portion of Sunshine Bay Regional Park (trail head at 6375 Erindale Road).
 
During the past year many people have helped out with restoring the Harrop Wetlands and raising awareness about their values. 

'People power for a clean energy future' goal behind Critical Mass Bike Ride

'People power for a clean energy future' goal behind Critical Mass Bike Ride

Bikes Not Pipes is taking to the streets starting at noon in front of Nelson Civic Theatre on (Saturday) May 2 for the second annual Critical Mass Bike Ride.

The ride starts at noon and will travel through Nelson streets to a rally in Lakeside Park at about 1 p.m.

The theme for this year’s rally is “Change the government in Ottawa”.

Nelson and District Women’s Centre offers free volunteer training program

Nelson and District Women’s Centre offers free volunteer training program

The Nelson and District Women’s Centre’s free volunteer training program, Rooted in Community, offers local and area women the opportunity to build strengths, gain valuable skills, and contribute their time and energy as volunteers in their communities.

Offered twice a year at the Women’s Centre, the program consists of eight sessions of 2.5 hours, taking place over a one-month period on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from May 11th to June 4th.

Practical Financial Solutions — Tax shocks for retirees

Practical Financial Solutions — Tax shocks for retirees

You have been diligently paying your income taxes for many years and perhaps, in most years, you have enjoyed a tax refund. Then you retire – and in your first year of retirement you get a (perhaps expensive) surprise:  no tax refund. Instead, you take a ‘tax payable’ hit.
 

Dementia Tele-Workshop gives families communication tools

Dementia Tele-Workshop gives families communication tools

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 Communication runs on Monday, April 20.

"As a caregiver, you may find it increasingly difficult to communicate and connect with the person with dementia," says Jan Robson, Provincial Coordinator at the Society.

Author celebrates the canoe in Nelson Library presentation

Author celebrates the canoe in Nelson Library presentation

The craft that transported Canada’s earliest peoples and later carried European explorers is beloved today as a means to experience the great outdoors.

Nelson's Ellis trio burn up waters at 40th Annual National Qualifying Regatta

Nelson's Ellis trio burn up waters at 40th Annual National Qualifying Regatta

Photo Caption: Cadets Eric Iversen of 201 RCSCC in Port Coquitlam and Katelyn Ellis of 81 RCSCC in Nelson (far left)  are presented the Robert Aitken Dallin Memorial Trophy for Sportsmanship by Cdr Andy Muir, CO RCSU (Pac).— Submitted photo

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