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by Contributor on Monday Apr 06 2020

As cases of COVID-19 in BC continue to increase, the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has recommended  the implementation of measures to decrease excess air pollution in populated airsheds across the province. There is strong evidence that exposure to air pollution increases susceptibility to respiratory viral infections (like COVID-19) by decreasing immune function. This evidence...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 03 2020

Nelson Fire & Rescue Services visited local grocery stores Thursday (April 2) to offer guidance and observe precautions being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The stores included: Save-On Foods, Safeway, Kootenay Co-op, Canadian Wholesale Club, Walmart and Ellison’s Market. Crews observed slightly different systems within each store, but all stores were in compliance with...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 02 2020

In an amendment to the Ministry of education’s Five-Year Capital Budget, it has been determined that Blewett Elementary School Expansion project approval has “not been approved to continue to business case development as the project does not meet the Ministry’s priorities for capital investment" a release by the Kootenay Lake School Board said Wednesday.

“Based on 10-year enrolment...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 30 2020

The Nelson and District Arts Council has proudly hosted events that have become instrumental in supporting local artists for over five creative decades. Our flagship event, ArtWalk 2020 is currently in the early stages of preparation and the Arts Council’s priority is to keep our community of arts-lovers and artists healthy and safe.

The Arts Council is working hard to be proactive...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 26 2020

 On March 17th, Kootenay Co-op Radio (KCR) took the difficult decision to close its doors to the 80-plus volunteers that pass through the Hall Street studios every week.

And with the closure, the 20-year-old community radio...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 23 2020

As Covid-19 continues to impact our community, Nelson's food banks are working to protect our most vulnerable neighbours.

Over the past two weeks, while most businesses are seeing a decline in customers, service providers are seeing an increase.

As more and more businesses are forced to close their doors and lay people off, the demands on programs and services will increase....

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 22 2020

Staff at Nelson Community Food Centre have installed Mmeasures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Staff said in a media release, they have adjusted our programs and events calendar to minimize the risk of COVID 19 spreading in our building and community.

"We have looked to the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Province of BC and Community Food...

by Contributor on Friday Mar 20 2020

Effective immediately, SD 8 – Kootenay Lake School District is limiting public access to all school district sites by cancelling all facility rentals until further notice, to curb the spread of COVID-19 and support Health Official requests for enhanced social distancing.

These cancellations affect any scheduled:

  • School Events;
  • District Programs/Events;...
by CBT on Wednesday Mar 18 2020

Twenty-eight buildings in 19 communities are undertaking projects to generate energy, increase energy efficiency and sustainability, and reduce energy costs. The projects are being supported by over $800,000 from Columbia Basin Trust’s Energy Sustainability Grants.

The grants support community buildings that range from halls to aquatic centres, and activities can vary from installing...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 17 2020

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is enormously proud of its IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s, which has been an instrumental fundraiser to support people affected by dementia.

The event is an opportunity for people to remember and celebrate people in their lives who have been affected by dementia, while raising funds to support people living with the disease today and to enable...