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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 13 2012

The Heritage City's version of Canadian Idol, Nelson Best Singer Competition, is coming to the L.V. Rogers Hangar Thursday (December 20).

The second annual contest is open to everyone interested in winning the top prize of Nelson's Best Singer.

The contest is open to the first 30 singers with the top 16 moving onto the semi finals February 7, 2013.

For more information...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 13 2012

Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to announce the opening of Rescue – My Landscape, a mixed media installation by Calgary-based artist Lylian Klimek.

Opening night is Thursday, December 20 from 7 to 10 p.m..

Klimek's talk is at 8 p.m.

Based on her research into environmental remediation techniques, Klimek combines natural and manufactured materials to create her own re-imagined...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 11 2012

Santa showed up, complete with a helper.

Food filled the Hangar.

Which made for a great time as L.V. Rogers Rec Leadership student held its second annual Christmas Fundraiser Saturday (December 8) at the Fairview-based High School.

It was a family-filled event as Rec Leadership students staged a pancake breakfast, silent auction, Christmas crafts, bake sale, children's...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 10 2012

Nelson and District Chapter of the Council of Canadians is hosting a public rally Wednesday at noon to highlight concern about the robocalls scandal and the undermining of democracy in Canadian elections.

"Canada needs a New Election Now!" saidthe local chapter.

"Evidence is mounting of a concerted campaign to illegally rig the last federal election."

On...

by Contributor on Sunday Dec 09 2012

If you have a business and you're looking for help with the transition back to the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) on April 1, 2013, take advantage of the free webinars scheduled over the next couple of weeks.

The webinars cover general principles of the PST and eTaxBC, the new e-service for online registration, return filing and payment, and account maintenance. PST registration using...

by Contributor on Sunday Dec 09 2012

The Canada Safety Council wants everyone to have a safe and happy holiday during the Christmas season.

For the CSC, safety is a habit that should be practiced throughout the year.

To help during the hectic season, here are some simple, timely tips and reminders to help you and your loved ones stay safe over the holidays.

The Christmas Tree

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by Contributor on Thursday Dec 06 2012

It’s the season of giving and staff at Frito Lay Canada wanted to make their donation count.

Which is why the company decided to help out the Nelson Salvation Army Food Bank with a donation of funds to keep the doors open during this holiday season at the Vernon Street location.

Here (picture) Nelson Frito-Lay rep John McCuaig presents Major Robin Burrows of the Nelson Salvation...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 06 2012

For many long-time residents of Nelson, photographer Helmuth Mayrhofer’s name will be as familiar as Baker Street.

As owner of Vogue Studio for many years, his portrait camera immortalized hundreds of individuals and families while he and his wife raised their own family—and a landmark business.

His photographic journey has its own story to tell. Landscape photographic images by...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 04 2012

Imagine the year, 2050.

Gigantic, funny-shaped towers surround the city.

A hovercraft provides transportation while the family robot takes out the trash.

While these everyday events may be a thing of the future, one of the most important questions that no doubt will continue to plague the world is how to use less energy.

Kootenay Association for Science and...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 03 2012

The Dancing Bear on Baker Street is a great art shot Thursday (December 6) from 6-9 p.m.

Natasha Bogdasavich, based in Nelson, is exploring abstract imagery, as well as the concepts of balance, impulsiveness, and authenticity in her works.

Bogdasavich attended Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and studied sculpture and linguistics at the University of Regina...

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