Student absences have nearly doubled in the school district since Christmas, mirroring absenteeism throughout workplaces across the West Kootenay.
Murray Rankin, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, has released the following statement in response to Williams Lake First Nation's preliminary findings at the former St. Joseph's Mission Residential School:
The City of Castlegar purchased two properties in support of recommendations outlined in the recently adopted Housing Strategy.
This includes the purchase of:
A four-year action strategy to reduce poverty in Nelson and the surrounding area will be supported by the city — to a degree.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is warning the public about ongoing email, web, text messages and telephone scams in which people posing as officials from the CBSA are asking for payment or personal information, including Social Insurance Number (SIN).
The Conservation Director at Wildsight in the East Kootenay is concerned a lack of action by Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is to blame for at least four dead bighorn sheep during the past week alone
How the city handled ‘snowmaggedon’ left some questions in the community, says one city councillor.
Keith Page said the city has had record heat, near record cold followed by record snow in one day, but how it handled the almost 80 centimetres that fell just after New Year’s Day has been criticized by Nelsonites.
As of Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, 89.6% (4,465,993) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.6% (4,166,318) have received their second dose.
Quick action to activate an SOS device by an injured skier in the backcountry near Whitewater Ski Resort is being praised by Nelson Search and Rescue.
Nelson SAR said on social media members rescued an injured skier in the backcountry near Emma Peak, a short distance from the popular ski resort, after being advised of the incident.
A family moving to the East Kootenay can thank a tip from the public for police successfully retrieving a family's belongings said Grand Forks RCMP in a media release Sunday.
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