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Back in print

We are pleased to announce that the April 9 issue of the Pioneer will be available in print.

  • Apr 4, 2020

Couple home safe after COVID-19 lockdown in Peru

Cortney Pitts and Maxime Patenaude “won the lottery” to get to come home from Peru.

True Key Hotels & Resorts supporting local essential service heroes during COVID-19

Resorts in Parksville, Sooke and Radium provide a safe haven for those unable to return home

  • Apr 3, 2020

Valley history on hospitals and hospitality

Curator’s Corner: local student shares history about valley hospital and call for ongoing care

  • Apr 3, 2020

Rievaj family: alone together during COVID-19

Alone together is a Pioneer series about how local families are coping with COVID-19

  • Apr 3, 2020
British Columbia's health minister is disappointed that the U.S. is blocking the export of N-95 masks
How to make life and death decisions in a pandemic
Trudeau says better data on COVID-19 in Canada is on its way
First Nations, remote communities need special attention in pandemic, Freeland says

Foodbanking in the time of COVID-19

Local food bank needs are high, but Lawrie Mack said: “there is hope to counter the gloom.”

  • Apr 3, 2020

Construction continues at Radium Hot Springs pools

Demolition done, slab for subfloor poured

  • Apr 3, 2020

Columbia Basin Trust announces $11.7 million in COVID-19 support funding

The funding will help businesses, First Nations, food banks, social service agencies and child care operators.

Alone together during COVID-19

How local families are coping during COVID-19

  • Apr 2, 2020

All fitness centres, gyms and yoga studios ordered to close immediately

Many Columbia Valley fitness centres were already closed

RCMP update and show of support for healthcare workers

RCMP responded to 45 calls for service last week

  • Apr 2, 2020

MP Morrison ‘disappointed’ in six-week delay for wage subsidy support

Kootenay-Columbia MP says small businesses and employees need financial help now

COVID-19 regional snapshot

Regional District of East Kootenay update as of April 1

  • Apr 2, 2020

Mountain art

Local artist invites you to follow her instructions and create your own mountain painting

  • Apr 2, 2020

Tire shop encourages social distancing

Local OK Tire calls for extra caution

  • Apr 2, 2020

Loving in dangerous times

Faith column submitted by local pastor

  • Apr 2, 2020

COVID-19 radically and swiftly alters nature of local government meetings

Digital council meetings on the horizon

  • Apr 2, 2020

Columbia Basin Trust offering $11.7 million to help with COVID-19

Columbia Basin Trust is announcing $11.7 million in new funding to provide immediate support.

  • Apr 2, 2020

Wings Over The Rockies says welcome and farewell

Wings Over The Rockies welcomes new director. The festival is off but the birds are still here.

  • Apr 2, 2020