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by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 02 2013

The Nelson Lions Club in conjuction with 561 Osprey Squadron Air Cadets are hitting the streets Saturday, January 5, to help the public rid themselves of 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.


by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 02 2013

It seems that 2012 was the wettest year on record for this area, which didn't help the Starry Nights program at Taghum Hall.

Thanks to the clouds and rain a partial solar eclipse, a partial lunar eclipse, and the transit of the sun by Venus were all missed.

The upcoming year does not have the spectacular events of 2012 but if the clouds stay away the program could look forward to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 30 2012

The Nelson Leafs Hockey Society made Christmas a little more special for three families as the club pulled the names in the Christmas Cash Raffle during December 19 game against Castlegar at the Nelson & District Community Complex. 

Patti Heinrich from Boswell (see picture) away as the big winner, capturing the $7,000 first prize.

Second prize of $2,000 went to Brad Ouchi of...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 27 2012

The Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia recently announced that its awarding $550,127 in funding to thirteen non-profit projects across British Columbia — among the recipients is Nelson's Selkirk College.

The Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia’s Board of Governors approved 67 grants over the course of 2012 totaling $2.34 million.

“We are excited about the work this...

by Contributor on Sunday Dec 23 2012

The recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., sparked  Erin J. Bauman to write a poem.

Bauman, who is from Kaslo but now lives in Prince George, began sharing her thoughts of Facebook. She said the poem is her gift to those children, all the other children who die needlessly daily, and to the world to ease...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 20 2012

British Columbians are being urged to give a present that means more this holiday. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) offers gifts with a purpose, and in some cases, fur.
NCC’s Gifts of Canadian Nature is a charitable gift-giving program that packs a real impact – for both the gift recipient and the plants and animals that benefit.

Gifts of Canadian Nature are...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 19 2012

It the time of the year when the good of the community comes out in full force.

There are many organizations helping families out during the Christmas Holiday season.

The Nelson Daily reporter Suzy Hamilton has compiled a list of the special organizations.



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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 18 2012

Citizens concerned about the environment turned refundable beverage containers into a $7,000 donation to the Kootenay Lake Hospital (KLH) Foundation during a ceremony Tuesday at the Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre.

In a joint effort, the Regional District of Central Kootenay and the Nelson Leafs Hockey Club the donation came from beverage containers collected at the Nelson Transfer...

by Contributor on Sunday Dec 16 2012

Elizabeth Barrett is a student at L.V. Rogers High School in Nelson who was part of the recent film Project Turquoise Snowflake, that was changed to The Change Agents.

The film, which already previewed to a pack house in the fall of this year, is going to be shown again in the New Year.

Elizabeth explains the role she played in Project...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 16 2012

The Nelson Public Library wants to let the public know its holiday hours for the Christmas Holiday season.

The library on Stanley Street, located below the Nelson Police Department, is closed Monday to Wednesday, December 24 to 26.

The faciity re-opens Thursday to Saturday for regular hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The library again closes Tuesday, January 1 for New Year's Day...