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Responding to COVID-19 - Castlegar, Grand Forks, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail

Community Health Message posted: 29-Apr-2020 3:00 PM PDT

KB FETCH is continuing to include information about services and resources that might be helpful to residents of Kootenay Boundary (KB) communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are posting lists of resources and updates to services as well as adding specific changes to individual services pages.
If you want information specific to a particular area within the KB, go to the right-hand-side of the Home page, click on the applicable Community and then put "COVID-19" in the search bar.
Please contact us if you have information about a local service or community response to COVID-19 that you think we should include.
Many thanks to all who are working so hard to help us all get through this difficult time!

PLEASE TAKE PART: COVID-19 SURVEY OPEN UNTIL MAY 31: BC COVID-19 SPEAK:Your story, our future is a population health survey from the BC CDC to elicit citizen experience, knowledge and actions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Basic Needs / Support - Arrow & Slocan Lakes (Nakusp Area)

Transit Services Nakusp

Serves Nakusp, Edgewood, New Denver, Silverton, Slocan, Slocan Valley, Kaslo, Salmo, Krestova, Shoreacres. Many routes need to be prebooked and most are served only once or twice a week. Call or check website for schedules and pre-bookingmore info

Address / Contact Info
West Kootenay Transit System, Slocan Zone
205 6th Avenue NW
, Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R1
West Kootenay Transit: 18559933100 Ext 4
Phone: (250) 265-3674
Fax: (250) 265-3378
Web Links Website Website

Aimee Beaulieu Transition House - Nelson

Offers free, confidential, 24/7 temporary refuge and supportive services for women and their children leaving relationship violence. more info

Address / Contact Info
Nelson Community Services (NCS)
c/o 201 - 518 Lake Street
, Nelson, BC, V1L 4C6
Transition House (24/7): (250) 354-4357
NCS Office: (250) 352-3504
T-House Fax: (250) 354-4977
Web Links Website Email

B.C. Early Childhood Tax Benefit

Provides eligible families monthly payments for each child under eighteen years of age to help with child care expenses.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canada Revenue Agency, Surrey Tax Centre
200 - 471 Queensway Avenue
, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6S5
Toll-free: 1-800-387-1193
Fax: (250) 492-8346
Web Links Website

BC Healthy Kids Program

Helps low-income families with costs associated with basic dental care and prescription glasses for their children.more info

Address / Contact Info
Toll-free: 1-866-866-0800
Web Links Website

BC Smoking Cessation Program

Helps people stop using tobacco by assisting them with the cost of quit-smoking aids. Talk to a pharmacist or doctor to decide if quit-smoking medications are suitable. more info

Address / Contact Info
BC Ministry of Health
British Columbia
Web Links Website Website

Better Business Bureau of Mainland BC

Private, non-profit, self-regulatory organization dedicated to promoting fairness and honesty in the marketplace.more info

Address / Contact Info
404 - 788 Beatty Street
, Vancouver, BC, V6B 2M1
Toll-free: 1-888-803-1222
Phone: (604) 682-2711
Fax: (604) 681-1544
Web Links Website Email

Bus Pass Program

An annual bus pass for BC transit system is available at a reduced cost to assist low-income seniors or Persons with Disabilities. more info

Address / Contact Info
Provincial Services Bus Pass
Box 9985 STN Prov Govt
, Victoria, BC, V8W 9R6
Toll-free: 1-866-866-0800
Web Links Website

Business Practices & Consumer Protection Authority of BC

Protects consumers and encourages fair business practices.more info

Address / Contact Info
307-3450 Uptown Blvd.
, Victoria, BC, V8Z 0B9
Office: 1-888-564-9963
Phone: (604) 320-1667
Fax: (250) 920-7181
Web Links Website Email

Canada Child Tax Benefit

Tax free monthly payment to eligible families to help with the cost of raising children under 18.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canada Revenue Agency, Surrey Tax Centre
9755 King George Boulevard
, Surrey, BC, V3T 2V3
Child Tax Benefit Information: 1-800-387-1193
Canada Revenue Agency: 1-800-959-8281
Web Links Website

Canada Pension Plan - Disability Benefits

A monthly disability pension can be paid to a disabled contributor who is under 65 and meets the requirements. Dependent children may also receive some financial assistance.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC & Yukon Service Canada Office
Box 1177, Station CSC
, Victoria, BC, V8W 2V2
Toll-free: 1-800-277-9914
TTY: 1-800-255-4786
Web Links Website