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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...

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...