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School bus with kids on board caught speeding through school zone in Kelowna

Driver was given a written warning and call to their supervisor

 

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No mask mandate for B.C. schools as province urges vaccination to curb COVID

Vaccination, regular health checks, and staying home when sick are the province’s recommendations

 

Avalynn Kwok, 4, walks with her dad, Manny Kwok, outside Lynn Valley Elementary School as her parents drop her off for her first day of kindergarten in North Vancouver on September 9, 2021. For years, Staples Canada has advertised back-to-school supplies to the tune of the “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” with parents eager to see their children return to class after a busy summer. But back-to-school supplies can quickly add up, and parents already feeling the crunch from a rising cost of living may need to strategize how they approach this shopping season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Looking to save some money this back-to-school season? Here are some tips

Parents facing increased costs as they get the kids ready to return to class

 

Alli Thompson and Sarah Thompson carrying bags full of school supplies, to be donated to kids across the Elk Valley and Crowsnest Pass as part of the 11th annual ‘Back to School Backpacks Campaign’, put on by the Women of Steel committee of the USW Local 9346. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

‘Equal on the first day’: Women of Steel donate 99 backpacks full of school supplies

The supplies will be delivered to anonymous kids in the Elk Valley and Crowsnest Pass

Alli Thompson and Sarah Thompson carrying bags full of school supplies, to be donated to kids across the Elk Valley and Crowsnest Pass as part of the 11th annual ‘Back to School Backpacks Campaign’, put on by the Women of Steel committee of the USW Local 9346. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Adhering to safety measures like masks, hand-washing, social distancing and staying home if you’re sick will reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission among children. (Black Press file photo)

B.C. Children’s Hospital says COVID-19 hospitalizations for children remain low

Hospitalizations have remained at about two per cent throughout the pandemic

Adhering to safety measures like masks, hand-washing, social distancing and staying home if you’re sick will reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission among children. (Black Press file photo)
British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. An independent report has found systemic racism in a northern B.C. school board and calls for a province-wide investigation of the issue. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

‘Clearly discriminatory and systemically racist’: Report on B.C. school board

‘I walk into a school and my chest tightens,’ one person said in the report

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. An independent report has found systemic racism in a northern B.C. school board and calls for a province-wide investigation of the issue. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
EIDES recently installed new adaptive playground equipment. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

EIDES running smoothly despite new pandemic protocols

Virtual learning and assemblies prove to be successful in schools this autumn

EIDES recently installed new adaptive playground equipment. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Elk Valley students return to school on September 10. (File Photo)

Local schools plan for the return of their students

Students head back to school Spetember 10, following new pandemic guidelines

Elk Valley students return to school on September 10. (File Photo)
Links to all school announcements can be found on SD5’s website. (File Photo)

Return to school plans released by School District 5

The district along with individual schools have released their plans for the upcoming school year

Links to all school announcements can be found on SD5’s website. (File Photo)
Elk Valley schools will announce back to school plans no later than Aug. 26. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Elk Valley schools plan for student’s return

How elementary and secondary schools in the valley are gearing up to welcome students back

Elk Valley schools will announce back to school plans no later than Aug. 26. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
The Fernie Academy prepares to reopen their doors in September. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

The Fernie Academy prepares to bring students back

New mandates include reduced class sizes, physical distancing, and the obligatory use of masks

The Fernie Academy prepares to reopen their doors in September. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
Education Minister Rob Fleming in Chilliwack on Sept. 17. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

B.C. to announce plans for September return to school amid COVID-19 pandemic

Plan to include measures nimble enough to react to the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19

Education Minister Rob Fleming in Chilliwack on Sept. 17. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Principal Nicole Neufeld loads Ready, Set, Learn packages onto the bus. Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press

Ready, Set, Learn bus excites incoming students

EIDES’s Ready, Set, Learn bus delivered early learning packages throughout Fernie

Principal Nicole Neufeld loads Ready, Set, Learn packages onto the bus. Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press
Kindergarten registration opens at EIDES

Kindergarten registration opens at EIDES

The elementary school is now accepting kindergarten students for the 2020-21 school year

  • Feb 8, 2020
Kindergarten registration opens at EIDES