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January 2021
By Contributor on Friday Jan 22 2021

Effective January 22, 2021, Nelson native Lynda Cavanaugh will assume the role of BCLC’s Interim President & CEO while Jim Lightbody continues his medical leave to undergo cancer treatment and recovery a BC Lottery Corporation media release said Wednesday. 

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Jan 21 2021

The northern part of Interior Health is turning into a hotspot after a COVID-19 community cluster was declared Wednesday in the Cariboo-Chilcotin region.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Jan 21 2021

Premier John Horgan has released the following statement regarding potential restrictions on interprovincial travel:

"Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our first and overriding priority has been keeping British Columbians safe. My thanks go to everyone in B.C. who has been working hard to keep the spread under control.

By Contributor on Thursday Jan 21 2021

To kick off the new year, the Canada Safety Council would like to remind you that winter driving requires extra caution.

“Winter driving can be challenging at any time but more so when snow and slush interfere with solid contact with the road and the clear visibility we enjoy in the non-winter season,” said Gareth Jones, President and CEO of the Canada Safety Council.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jan 20 2021

A former senior hockey player and long-time advocate for kid sports began conducting his own one-person protest outside the Civic Centre Arena after the Regional District of Central Kootenay announced it was closing the ice facility at the end of January.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Jan 20 2021

The Province of British Columbia has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing health and emergency management officials to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act (EPA) to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Jan 19 2021

The Big White Mountain community cluster continues to be a concern for Interior Health after 28 additional cases of COVID-19 were linked to the outbreak, cluster bringing the total to 203 since the cluster was declared.

In the media update Tuesday, Interior Health said of 28 new cases, 22 reside and/or work at Big White.

By Sara Golling on Tuesday Jan 19 2021

Council discusses messaging and a letter to government regarding pandemic measures and the meaning of “local;” plus a whack of regular business.

1.        Public Hearing, 6:00 pm

Present:  Mayor Kathy Moore and Councillors Andy Morel, Janice Nightingale, Terry Miller, Chris Bowman, Stewart Spooner, and Dirk Lewis

By The Conversation on Tuesday Jan 19 2021

By Corey A. Bradshaw, Daniel T. Blumstein, and Paul Ehrlich, for The Conversation

Anyone with even a passing interest in the global environment knows all is not well. But just how bad is the situation? Our new paper shows the outlook for life on Earth is more dire than is generally understood.

By Province of British Columbia on Monday Jan 18 2021

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