News Stories


Prepping School Buses for Service

Our public engagement manager recently interviewed SD8 Journeyman Mechanic Bill Connoly to find out more about what he and his SD8 Transportation crew do to prepare buses to transport thousands of students to school at the start of each school year. Here is what he said: 


Film Fest Showcases Local Talent June 8 and 9

Mount Sentinel Secondary Performance and Media Academy (Academy PM) students have been working hard this past year getting ready to show their work to their peers, their teachers, and their community. Now it’s show time.

On June 8 and 9 at 7 p.m., the Civic Theatre in Nelson is hosting Mount Sentinel’s Academy PM Fourth Annual Film Fest. Tickets are available to the public on the Civic Theatre website:

Get tickets for Wednesday, June 8


Board of Education Meeting Highlights - April 26, 2022

An overview of discussion items and major decisions of the Board of Education of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake). For meeting agendas/minutes and a schedule of upcoming board meetings visit the SD8 website.

Provincial Online Learning Update

Director of Instruction Ben Eaton informed the Board that the Ministry of Education has extended the implementation timeline for designating online learning schools. More updates will be provided at future meetings.


School Bus Drivers Wanted - Make A Difference in Your Community

When James Beaudoin goes to work each morning in Nelson to pick up his school bus, he knows that he is directly supporting a child’s education, social and physical well being.

“Being a bus driver is an important job, and the feeling of being needed and helping my community is very fulfilling. In some cases, we are the first smile that a child will see at the start of their day. Without our support, many kids would have a lot of roadblocks in the way to get to school.”