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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 13 2012

The Christmas Concert series is in full swing at most elementary schools in Kootenay Lake School District 8.

Highlighting the festivities is the first annual Hume School Family Fun and Craft night Friday (December 14) at the Fairview school on Nelson Avenue.

There will be a full night of entertainment along with numerous potential Christmas presents for under the tree.

The...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 11 2012

Things are looking up in the education system after B.C.'s Grade 4 students were graded the world's top readers at their grade level and had the highest average score in Canada, according to a just-released international report.

In 2011, 45 countries and nine Canadian provinces took part in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), one of the world's most influential...

by Erin Perkins on Tuesday Dec 11 2012

The removal of mould found underneath the activity room at Hume Elementary School in Nelson should be done by mid to late December, said Jeff Jones, SD8 superintendent.

Mould was found in the 100 year-old building last spring when air quality concerns came forward from staff and parents.

When the school district staff investigated they discovered several possible sources. One was...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 10 2012

L.V. Rogers Grade 12 student Connor Banks has agreed to give The Nelson Daily readers insight into what's happening at the Fairview-based school witih a column throughout the school term.

From arts to sports to news about upcoming anything and everything at LVR, including information on the upcoming 2013 Graduation Ceremonies in June, Banks will have it covered...

by Contributor on Sunday Dec 09 2012

As more and more hikers, skiers and snowmobilers venture into the backcountry of B.C., it's important to remember to play safe and be prepared.

So the movers and shakers in the province urge backcountry enthusiasts to learn more about the necessary outdoor safety tools and techniques that could spare a life.

Outdoor adventurers can help themselves and others by being informed and...

by Contributor on Sunday Nov 18 2012

The Nelson Daily welcomes L.V. Rogers Grade 12 student Connor Banks as guest columnist for the present school term.

Banks, among the many other duties of a senior student at LVR, will be periodically deliver the news from the Fairview-based secondary school.

From arts, to sports to news about the upcoming anything and everything at LVR, including...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 15 2012

A handful of techy gurus flocked to Selkirk College’s Mary Hall Saturday to compete in the KAST (Kootenay Association for Science and Technology) RoboGames with R.T.F. of Rossland coming away the big winners.

The competition was a total success, marrying creativity and tech savvy for teen teams from across the region.

"KAST is so excited to support this type of creative technical...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 14 2012

More than 130 students, anti-bullying experts, and key stakeholders came together at Premier Christy Clark's ERASE Bullying Summit to identify key priorities and actions that will help school, communities and individuals work together to combat bullying.

"The summit brought together a wide range of participants who were in agreement: stopping bullying requires a culture change in our...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 13 2012

Imagine living in a community where you can walk or ride your bike safely, where the air is fresh and clean, and where healthy food and opportunities for physical activity are easily accessible and affordable for all. Through the Healthy Communities Initiative, Interior Health aims to make this vision a reality.                    

Residents in the Interior are not as healthy as they...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Nov 10 2012

Sheri Walsh of Crescent Valley won Saturday’s Kootenay Lake School District  trustee by-election by a landslide over challenger Bob Price.

Walsh won the trustee race by a wide 245-36 margin over the Bonnington resident.

The by-election was held after former trustee Barb Lindsay left the position to pursue a volunteer opportunity in Zanzibar.

Walsh will serve the remainder...

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