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January 2021
By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Jan 17 2021

I often hear comments that a friend or family member should not be driving. This person is usually either an older driver or a person suffering from health issues known to the person making the comment. These people also express the wish that someone would do something about it.

By Contributor on Sunday Jan 17 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily halted human activities around the world, the positive effects on the environment were visibly apparent. Now, nearly a year later, a waste crisis involving disposable items such as plastic bags, take-out containers, and personal protective equipment like masks and gloves has surfaced.

By Eileen Delehanty Pearkes on Sunday Jan 17 2021

Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has been researching and writing about the history and politics of water in the upper Columbia Basin since 2005. 

By Castlegar Source on Friday Jan 15 2021

Front line RCMP officers mobilized early Friday morning to respond to a report of shots fired into a Salmo area home.

By Contributor on Friday Jan 15 2021

“Books of My Life”-- Q and A with Abigail Steel, Rossland Public Library Board Member:

By David Suzuki on Friday Jan 15 2021

 As was demonstrated in the U.S. last week, many who are motivated by fear and ignorance are feeling emboldened — and desperate. It’s not just in the United States. Irrational, authoritarian, anti-science rhetoric and action has been heating up from Brazil to India to Hungary, and is fully entrenched in places like Russia and China. 

By RDKB on Thursday Jan 14 2021

Christmas may be over, but the Big White Fire Department is still celebrating.

The January arrival of their one-of-a-kind, 78-foot long Rosenbauer Viper Aerial ladder truck marks the end of a five-year project that started in April 2016.

By Susan Brown on Thursday Jan 14 2021

By Susan Brown, President and CEO, Interior Health

As we look back on 2020, we might be tempted to focus on the challenges. However, I want to take a moment to reflect on the strength and resilience demonstrated by individuals and communities as we overcame unimaginable odds together.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Jan 13 2021

Interior Health is dealing with not one, but two recent COVID-19 19 outbreaks in the region.

Interior Health announced Wednesday an outbreak has been declared at Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake and Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre, a long-term care home in Kamloops.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Jan 12 2021

Tuesday, Interior Health announced it has identified an additional 19 cases of COVID-19 linked to the Big White Mountain community cluster.

The total number of cases identified to date is 162.

“Of the 162 known COVID-19 cases linked to this cluster, 107 reside on Big White Mountain,” Interior Health said in an emailed statement.