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by Contributor on Tuesday May 12 2020

While no one is immune from the devastation of a natural disaster, preparing before a storm hits is key to keeping everyone in your family — including your pets — safe.

It’s even more important now – in an era of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic – that pet parents have a plan to keep their furry family members out of harm’s way if forced to take shelter elsewhere.

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by Contributor on Sunday May 10 2020

The Nelson Public Library has unveiled an innovative way to get library materials in the hands of readers.

Library members can now place pick up orders for library materials. Library Takeout @ NPL launches Monday, May 11, 2020

Library Takeout @ NPL is a click or call-and-collect service. Staff at the Nelson library will gather books from the shelves to be picked up by library...

by Contributor on Thursday May 07 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 Nelson and District Arts Council is...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 05 2020

One of the positive aspects that has happened during this difficult time of COVID-19 pandemic at Kootenay Lake School Distict is the numerous examples of others who have gone out of their way to care about their neighbours.

SD 8 Kootenay Lake has had this happen for them from one of our global partners.

Xavier Song and his family, who will soon be moving to the Nelson community...

by Contributor on Saturday May 02 2020

Students across the District, and all over the province are now into their fifth week of home-based learning. With no standard for what ‘at-home’ education looks like, teachers have been tasked with creating customized learning environments and plans for many of their students.

For some students, that has included having a say in what they want to learn.

Following the spring...

by Contributor on Friday May 01 2020

Public engagement for the Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program Funding (CIP/AAP) is now open on the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) website.

To participate in the online public engagement process, please click here.

The public...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 30 2020

Live It is on the cutting edge of the digital classroom providing highly produced, interactive educational experiences...from sea to space.

On Thursday, April 30th, in partnership with the BC Wildfire Service, Live It will stream a FREE interactive and educational show called “Firesmart” for Grades 3 to 6 throughout British Columbia.

Teachers, parents and students will explore...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 27 2020

For the first time ever, the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will be held online and on a single day: Sunday, May 31.

The 2020 event, which traditionally takes place in communities across B.C., will assume a different format given COVID-19 and the crucial need for physical distancing.

However, now, more than ever, we need to connect to honour and celebrate people...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 24 2020

In an effort to support the community during the COVID-19 pandemic and keep their vehicles rolling, Kootenay Carshare Cooperative is opening its fleet to any hospital workers that might need an alternative transportation solution. 

Any and all hospital staff may request a vehicle that will be dedicated to them from two weeks to two months at a minimal cost.  Requests can be made through...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 21 2020

The Osprey Community Foundation is launching BETTER TOGETHER, a community response fund to assist local charities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Coordinating a fundraising effort on behalf of our local charities just makes sense and we’re launching the fund with an initial $15,000,” says Tina Choi, executive director of the Osprey Community Foundation.

The fund will provide one...

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