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by Crickets on Friday Jan 04 2013

Dear madames/sirs,

Nobody can deny that our government needs to focus on the citizens that count. We cannot continue to spend money on education, health care and social services while the population using those services are barely  paying into the tax base. Less than 3% of children and teens attending school earn an income, while the injured, sick and elderly lying about in hospitals...

by Contributor on Friday Jan 04 2013

As the new year begins, so do thoughts of resolutions. While most resolutions involve vows to exercise more and adopt healthy eating habits, BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) has three suggestions for resolutions that can make the world a safer place for you, your family and your community.

  • Learn CPR. BCAS attends 2,400 to 2,800 cardiac arrest calls each year. Only...
by KAST on Tuesday Jan 01 2013

How will we use less energy in the year 2050? That answer just became a little clearer courtesy the hopes, dreams, imagination and creativity of 143 Kootenay Boundary students.

The annual Kootenay Contraption Contest put on by the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST), GLOWS (Growing Learning Opportunities With Science) program received a record number of entries in...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 19 2012

by Suzy Hamilton, The Nelson Daily

School District 8 has told the Ministry of Education, no way. 

The BC government has asked school districts province-wide to  find a 1.5 per cent savings in their current budgets to fund a wage increase for district CUPE workers.  That amounts to $330,000 for the next two years in School District 8.

“It’s a tough...

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...

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