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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.

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jan 19 2022

First responders were one scene west of the South Slocan junction Wednesday morning to deal with a vehicle accident near Shoreacres.

The vehicle flipped on its side before resting near a power pole on the side of Highway 3A, approximately 20 kilometers east of Castlegar.

Local volunteer fire departments responded to the accident along with BC Ambulance and RCMP. 

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Jan 19 2022

Call it the calm before the storm.

Nelsonites can expect a minor increase on their utility bill this year to deal with water and wastewater, but it will rise significantly in the near future once a improvements are fully realized and costed out for the city’s sewage treatment plant.

by Interior Health Authority on Tuesday Jan 18 2022

 Interior Health is announcing temporary service adjustments to strengthen patient care due to Omicron-related COVID-19 staffing challenges.

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