Christmas comes early for the Room to Live Campaign

The renewal project at Ward Street Place is getting a push from a generous donor.

City crews make quick work of Queen Elizabeth Park's rotting Lombardy Poplars

City crews made quick work of rotting Lombardy Poplar trees lining the 400 Block of Fourth Street in Nelson. — The Nelson Daily

Those rotting Lombardy Poplars at Queen Elizabeth Park in Fairview have been reduce to stumps thanks to City of Nelson Public Works crews.

The trees, many that have reached heights of 80 feet, became a hazard, which forced City staff to take drastic actions.

Queen Elizabeth Park has been the home for Nelson Minor Baseball Assocation for years as well as being used on a limited basis by Nelson Mixed Slopitch.

Grant applications being accepted by BC Arts Council

Several project assistance programs offered by the BC Arts Council. — Submitted photo

Applications are now being accepted for several project assistance programs offered by the BC Arts Council.

Some of the categories include:

Visual artists/crafts individual arts awards to assist professional visual artists, contemporary and traditional craft artists and independent critics and curators with the creation of specific projects by providing funds towards subsistence, materials and other related project costs. Applications will be considered according to artistic achievement and feasibility.

Locals put on free Halloween attraction for residents

Locals put on free Halloween attraction for residents

Looking for a scare Halloween night? You can head on down to Robson, where a local resident and homeowner is putting on an haunted yard for the third year in a row.

Brandy Danychuck  says hardly anyone showed up the first year, and the second year saw about 30 people, so she’s hoping this year will at least double that as word gets out.

Nelsonites get into the Halloween Spirit

The 500 block of Observatory Street will be a little spooky on Halloween. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Halloween is here and in Nelson there is plenty of events to keep trick or treaters happy.

A few families in Nelson have taken the Halloween spirit to the next level with decorations to the residents on Stanley and Observatory Streets.

The McLellan clan is hosting a haunted house.

In 2014, more than a 1,000 people meandering through maze on the 500 Block of Observatory Street with proceeds going to the Nelson Food Bank.

Kiesza Joins the Party at Selkirk College Gala 2015

Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program alumna Kiesza performing on Good Morning America this past June with former instructor Gilles Parenteau on keys. Kiesza will be returning to Nelson in late-November to visit the classrooms where she honed her craft on the Tenth Street Campus in Nelson. She will perform at the Selkirk College Gala 2015 on the evening November 28 and take part in a meet-and-greet with fans on November 29. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

This year’s annual showcase of Selkirk College talent on Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus will feature an alumna who started to piece together a blossoming international pop star career while studying in the West Kootenay.

The Selkirk College Gala 2015 will take place on (Saturday) November 28 at Mary Hall and feature a delicious three-course meal prepared by the Professional Cook Program students and served by the Resort & Hotel Management Program students.

Remember to 'Fall Back' as Daylight Savings Time ends

Most Canadians will fall back at 2 a.m. Sunday.

The first Sunday of November is designated as the end of Daylight Savings Time.

So Sunday at 2 a.m., most of the country returns to standard time, except for Fort St. John, Charlie Lake, Taylor and Dawson Creek and Creston in B.C. and most of Saskatchewan — the exceptions are Denare Beach and Creighton.

In most of Canada Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. local time on the second Sunday in March.

On the first Sunday in November areas on Daylight Saving Time return to Standard Time at 2 a.m. local time.

B.C.’s parks draw record number of visitors

Visitors from across Canada, the U.S. and abroad account for more than 25% of the 159, 000 camping reservations made in 2015. — Photo courtesy BC Parks

If you got shutout on your favourite Provincial Park Camping spot you were not alone.

From US to Germany, to Switzerland, Denmark and Australia, visitors love BC Parks.

British Columbia’s world-renowned provincial park system continues to attract global attention, with visitors from outside B.C. making up more than one-quarter of a record number of camping reservations in 2015.

The latest numbers show visitors from across Canada, the U.S. and abroad account for more than 25% of the 159, 000 camping reservations made in 2015.

Wildflower/South Nelson Zombies Take Over Baker Street

The 400 Block of Baker Street was filled with zombies for the annual Wildflower Zombie performance. — Deb Fuhr photo, The Nelson Daily

It's sleep-counting time for Halloween lovers as the big day is just around the corner.

Wednesday, on Baker Street a block full of zombies awoke from the dead for the annual Wildflower/ South Nelson School School Zombie Walk.

Approximately 100 students, staff and parents from the Wildflower and South Central School dressed as zombies, brought Michael Jackson’s Thriller to the delight of a large crowd.

Trash talk the main event at upcoming city meeting

Bear-proof containers will be one of the many items up for discussion at the Community Forum this Tuesday.

It’s hard to imagine a meeting that sounds more boring than one about municipal solid waste – but it’s actually one that will have a significant impact on the day-to-day lives of residents.

The meeting will cover a variety of options regarding everything from frequency of garbage pick-up and recycling to environmental footprint and tipping fees – even whether the city achieves the designation of Bear Smart, which is a determining factor in whether our conservation officers will have non-lethal options for dealing with bears (at present, they do not).

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