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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Dec 23 2021

The roll out for the COVID-19 vaccination of children aged five to 11 in the region has begun, but no approval has been given to offer vaccinations through School District No. 8 schools.

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Dec 22 2021

The provincial health officer is implementing additional measures to address rising COVID-19 case counts that could result in increased hospitalizations and critical care admissions and the potential to overstress the health-care system.

Revised provincial health officer orders will take effect on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Dec 22 2021

If you thought the number of students in classes in the school district was too large, think again.

A report on class size averages for School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) found class sizes were well below the maximum limits for class size requirements, up to 10 fewer on average, in some cases.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Dec 21 2021

There will be a ripple effect in the region in trying to reduce the 18.6 per cent poverty rate in Nelson, a member of Together Nelson said recently.

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Dec 20 2021

In a media release Monday, the Ministry of Health said as of Dec. 20, 2021, 87.3% (4,352,063) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.6% (4,118,432) have received their second dose.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Dec 20 2021

A small piece of the regional district could see a new connection.

Two new cellular service towers are being proposed to be built near the southern end of the Slocan Valley, covering the un-serviced areas of Pass Creek and Crescent Valley.

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Dec 17 2021

To address rising COVID-19 case counts and keep people safe, the provincial health officer in a media release Friday is issuing revised orders, which take effect on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021.

Measures will extend to Jan. 31, 2022, at 11:59 p.m., and include:

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Dec 17 2021

The Kootenay/Boundary region can expect a high accumulation of snow said Environment Canada Friday morning as a Snowfall Warning has been issued area.

“A long period of snowfall with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected,” Environment Canada said Friday.

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