Nelson needs your vote in the Main Street Matters online contest.

Nelson needs your Main Street Matters vote

Nelson has made a name for itself in the online competition involving over 100 communities throughout North America.

With only a few days left in a Benjamin Moore Main Street Matters contest that will reward the top 20 participating communities with a fresh coat of paint, the Heritage City needs to keep casting votes.

Nelson has made a name for itself in the online competition involving over 100 communities throughout North America. Over two weekends, Nelson was in the “Weekend Movers and Shakers which included the top 10 communities securing votes.

But Dianna Ducs, executive director of Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism is concerned this past weekend, Nelson fell short.

“We started into this campaign with lots of community support, with active voting and conversations on the street — thank you,” she said. “But as the month rushed by, the act of voting became less top of mind.”

Staff at Benjamin Moore has also recognized towns that have gotten creative rallying votes for their main streets. Along with seven other communities, Nelson caught their eye with a banner hung above the door to the Chamber of Commerce.

“It’s an eye-catching visual reminder to vote daily,” said their website.

Ducs reminds people that voting daily on as many devices as possible will help keep Nelson in contention.

“To win would result in a substantial investment in our community. I know we can be one of the winners in this event, but we just need to commit, vote and then sit back and admire the new colors and fresh paint that Benjamin Moore will bring to our town,” she said.

The contest ends on June 30. To vote go to paintwhatmatters.ca/ and click BC on the map and then Nelson in the left hand column that lists communities.

 

 

Just Posted

Seven Nelson rec projects granted Columbia Basin Trust funding

Nelson’s baseball and tennis clubs were the big winners

UPDATE: Two-car accident closes Highway 3A at Thrums

Road expected to open for single-lane alternating traffic at 2 p.m.

1919: Hudson’s Bay Company gets an addition, council votes to exclude ‘undesirable enemy aliens’

Greg Scott brings us five Nelson Daily News stories from a century ago

Call a foul on cancer with the Pink Whistle Campaign

Local basketball referees are raising money for cancer research

Man found dead identified as Andreas Pittinger

Pittinger was known locally for hosting a radio show

VIDEO: Canada’s flag turns 54 today

The maple leaf design by George Stanley made its first appearance Feb. 15, 1965

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Snow turns to slush, rain as it warms up across B.C.’s south coast

Some areas are already covered by more than half a metre of snow following three separate storms

Father to be charged with first-degree murder in Amber Alert case

11-year-old Riya Rajkumar was found dead in her father’s home in Brampton, Ontario

Most Read