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From medical equipment to water treatment, Teck Trail is an essential service

” … Trail operations is one of a few, and in some cases, the only North American supplier.”

Kootenay program encourages gardeners to share what they grow during pandemic

The West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op is sending out free seeds, but with a catch

Apartments evacuated during police stand-off

The incident occurred at Grand Forks apartment building on March 28

West Kootenay residents stranded in Peru seek a way home

Three West Kootenay residents are in remote places, unable to get to Lima’s international airport

Kootenay Meadows Farm experiencing shortage of glass milk bottles

Some grocery stores have stopped accepting bottle returns amid COVID-19 concerns

West Kootenay couple escapes Spain – safe, sound, and in self-isolation

BC couple Garrett Kucher and Tory Apostoliuk make it home after almost a week of lockdown in Spain

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Vending machine supplies naloxone kits, syringes at Nelson overdose prevention site
Caitlin Burge: What is a respectful workplace?
Activists occupy Nelson's Bank of Montreal branch
Data suggests B.C. efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases are starting to work

Kids get back to learning in B.C., online

Ministry of Education rolls out new tool for school

MP Morrison touts non-partisan effort to provide relief amid COVID-19 pandemic

The federal government has announced a slew of economic initiatives for those impacted by the pandemic

Frontline workers receiving COVID-19 isolation exemptions prompt concerns

Provincial Health Authority staff exempt from self-isolation upon return from international travel

West Kootenay octogenarian helping develop low-cost ventilator for COVID-19 patients

Peter Brockley is working with his doctor son, Graham, to develop the unit that could save lives

Kootenay doctor mobilizes engineers in effort to bolster PPE supply

West Kootenay doctor, engineers and volunteers create personal protection equipment with 3D printers

Nelson council commits to 0% tax increase for 2020

Savings will mitigate the effects of COVID-19

UPDATED: Respiratory outbreak, not COVID-19, hits New Denver health facility

Visitors asked to stay away from Slocan Community Health Centre

Kootenay Co-op Radio remains on-air, expands programming

But there are many changes in response to COVID-19

  • Mar 25, 2020

Salmo woman starts Facebook group to organize mask-makers

Hopes to ease mask shortage for Kootenay first responders and essential service workers.

Rockslide closes Columbia and Western Rail Trail near Castlegar

The section of trail, on private lands, is closed and trespassers will be reported to RCMP

Nelson CARES in need of medical supplies

Stepping Stones shelter is still operating, but staff are running low on masks and gloves

Kootenay Boundary doctors urge everyone to #stayhome

“The time is now. Every day will now see a doubling of cases,” report Kootenay Boundary doctors.

Why isn’t the Nelson Star reporting the locations of COVID-19 cases?

We are often asked for more detail from frustrated readers