Back to top
January 2022
By Sarah Lord on Sunday Jan 23 2022

Shayna Jones is doing essential artistic work from the small town of Kaslo.

An award-winning professional performance artist specializing in the traditional oral storytelling of African and Afro-Diasporic folklore, she is a professionally trained actor, vocalist, and fine mover.

Jones has performed for audiences across Canada.

By BC Hydro on Friday Jan 21 2022

BC Hydro data shows several electricity demand records were broken in 2021 after extreme weather hit B.C. at different times of the year.  

The new report titled, “2021: A record-breaking year for electricity demand and extreme weather,” shows BC Hydro had record peak loads in 2021 due to extreme temperatures in both summer and winter that lasted for extended periods of time.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Jan 20 2022

This week, 200,000 rapid antigen test kits are being shipped to the kindergarten-to-Grade 12 (K-12) sector for use by staff, teachers and administrators with symptoms of COVID-19.

Rapid antigen tests are an additional tool that can be used to support the continuity of learning in schools with the aim to reduce transmission of COVID-19.

By Contributor on Thursday Jan 20 2022

by Jennifer Lyle, CEO, Alzheimer Society of B.C.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Jan 20 2022

In a media release Thursday, Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada, said it is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users across numerous forecast regions in BC and Alberta — including the Kootenay/Boundary regions.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 20 2022

A Balfour resident has collaborated with her sister in Kelowna to bring to life in a book seven years of life experiences during World War II, beginning in 1939 until 1945.

Wendy Hamilton and Cathie Pavlik of Kelowna recently completed and published a memoir, Dear Bill - The War Years.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Jan 20 2022

In a media release Thursday, Interior Health said that Slocan Valley residents are advised of the temporarily adjustment of emergency department hours at Slocan Community Health Centre in New Denver beginning today, Jan. 20, 2022.

Interior Health said that until further notice, emergency department hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 20 2022

As the COVID-19 Omicron variant continues to loom large with cases rising in the Kootenay region, the Kootenay Lake School District No. 8 board has decided to direct Superintendent Trish Smillie to create and implement a Proof of Vaccination Procedure for all staff and contractors.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Jan 20 2022

One of the city’s schools could be under investigation by public health.

Based on a review of attendance patterns, it has been determined that Rosemont School has met a potential activity signal — a new term coined to refer to a threshold based on school attendance — according to a letter sent out by the school.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jan 19 2022

As announced by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) on Tuesday, fitness centres at Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) recreation facilities are permitted to reopen as of Thursday, January 20, 2022.

Space will be limited due to capacity restrictions, and guests will be required to reserve their visits in advance.