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Many people are calling for a just, green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Investing in natural solutions to climate change, restoring damaged and fragmented ecosystems, strengthening the social safety net and rethinking flawed economic systems would make us more resilient to current and future...
Recent testing of individuals has allowed Interior Health (IH) to identify an additional date for people who may have been at the Cactus Club on Water Street and potentially exposed to COVID-19 Interior Health said in a media release Tuesday. Interior Health said individuals who were at the bar of...

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Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

"Today, we are announcing 85 new cases, including two new epidemiologically linked cases, for a total of 4,196 cases in British Columbia.

"There are 531 active...

SALMON ARM – Interior Health, the Ministry of the Environment and the First Nations Health Authority are working with the City of Salmon Arm, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, and Fraser Basin Council to monitor a large, algal bloom that has filled most of the Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake.

This algal bloom was first detected on July 22, 2020. At this time, on-site environmental...

Scott Weatherford’s crash course in rural post-secondary began when he was appointed to the Selkirk College Board of Governors in 2017. Ivy League educated, the chief executive officer of Fruitvale’s ATCO Wood Products jumped at the chance to help strengthen the region through governance work at the board table.

After two years as the vice-chair, Weatherford has now shifted to the role...

To ensure schools are ready to welcome students into classrooms for the week of September 8-11, 2020, there will be a gradual restart to allow extra time to orient students and staff on the new health and safety measures in place.

“Schools are going to look different in September,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Education in a prepared statement.

“Staff, students and parents need...

Schools in BC open in BC on September 8th.

There just won’t be any students in classrooms.

Education Minister Rob Fleming made the announcement Tuesday in Victoria, suggesting a phased-in approach for students coming in September.

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