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by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 21 2020

On Thursday April 23, people living in the Interior Health Authority region can have their COVID-19 related questions answered, through a virtual town hall presented by the Government of British Columbia.

"We know that providing regular information about COVID-19 is an important part of helping British Columbians stay safe," said Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall.


by Contributor on Monday Apr 20 2020

Dear families and staff, 

As we are about to undertake our third week of life under COVID-19, we thought we might take a minute to update all of you so we are all remain on the same page. The BC Government has extended our current medical state of emergency for the Province of British Columbia for the next few weeks. We know this is an uncertain time, and we...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 17 2020

Kootenay Career Development Society (KCDS) is being recognized as one of this year’s Best WorkplacesTM in Canada.

The KCDS staff recently gathered online in anticipation of the virtual reveal and they were not disappointed. KCDS moved up the list from 23rd in Canada the previous year, to 6th.

This list, and related stories, will appear in a Special National Report on...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 15 2020

A colouring book featuring West Kootenay landscapes is being published to benefit the Nelson Community Food Centre.

“Kootenay Colouring” will contain 18 colouring pages, including popular landscapes like Idaho Peak, Monica Meadows, and Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park.

This project is made possible with the generous support of Nelson businesses Hall Printing and Cowan’s Office...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 14 2020

The Kootenay Lake School District is acutely aware that in-school food and lunch programs are an important provision that helps to support vulnerable students throughout the entire school year, which is why they are extending a Pandemic Food Program plan.

The District has already begun implementing ways to support families and students that previously relied on these...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 12 2020

It was mid-March.

The ski season was pretty well over and the world was getting more nervous every day. So, before everything shut down, we decided to take a springtime jaunt to Vancouver to see family. Covid-19 news was flooding in quickly and the government decided to limit groups to 50. The Civic Board and staff immediately decided to close the doors and we decided to drive home....

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 08 2020

The talk that wasn't given has been revived - thanks to technology.

Renowned author Tom Rand was to give public talks March 28 in Kaslo and Nelson to support his new book The Case for Climate Capitalism: Economic Solutions for a Planet in Crisis.

Then Covid-19 intervened and the presentations had to be cancelled.

Now thanks to the internet, anyone can hear and see his...

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...