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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

 

Kids, sidewalk, no date. Photo credit: ICBC

Back to school time means drivers have to slow down, be aware

With school buses and more traffic on the roads, drivers need to sit up and pay attention

Kids, sidewalk, no date. Photo credit: ICBC
While some COVID-19 regulations remain in place in district schools, this school year will see a return to more like normal in classrooms and on buses. (Photo credit: Journal files)

District schools returning to more like normal for the new year

Some COVID protocols remain in place, but many have been lifted

While some COVID-19 regulations remain in place in district schools, this school year will see a return to more like normal in classrooms and on buses. (Photo credit: Journal files)
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
Phase 2 of B.C.’s Back to School Plan provides for mostly in-person learning, with additional plans in place to offer varying degrees of online learning as well. With this in mind, now is the time to review and make online safety a priority to avoid being an easy target for fraudsters. (Photo credit: Metro Creative)

Online safety a priority as unusual school year set to start

More students likely to be learning and studying online, so parents need to put safety first

Phase 2 of B.C.’s Back to School Plan provides for mostly in-person learning, with additional plans in place to offer varying degrees of online learning as well. With this in mind, now is the time to review and make online safety a priority to avoid being an easy target for fraudsters. (Photo credit: Metro Creative)
School will be back in session full-time starting on Sept. 24 throughout School District No. 74. (Photo credit: Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

All SD74 students set for full-time school return on Sept. 14

District’s reopening plan has been approved by the Ministry of Education

School will be back in session full-time starting on Sept. 24 throughout School District No. 74. (Photo credit: Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Changes in store for this year’s back to school shopping trips

Changes in store for this year’s back to school shopping trips

Pandemic rules and changes make preparing in advance essential

Changes in store for this year’s back to school shopping trips
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)