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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 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.

"On Jan. 15, just before 3:50 a.m., Salmo RCMP received a report of a dynamic situation unfolding at a property located in the 1800-block of Airport Road in Salmo," said RCMP Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey. "Initial reports from the scene indicated that an adult woman suspect had attended the property and allegedly discharged a firearm at the home.""

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.

Crews have now ceremonially pushed Ladder 311 into its own bay in the Big White Fire Station, marking a tradition among firefighters that pays homage to the horsedrawn steam engines that were hand maneuvered into their stations a century ago.

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.

Interior Health said at Cariboo Memorial Hospital there is no evidence of patient exposure related to this outbreak, however, four staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

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.

“There are currently 29 cases active and on isolation and 133 individuals have recovered.

Tuesday, BC Public Health reported 446 new COVID-19 cases in the province, including 67 in Interior Health.

By Interior Health Authority on Monday Jan 11 2021

 Interior Health has identified increased COVID-19 activity throughout the 100 Mile House region and has declared a COVID-19 outbreak due to rapid spread in the community of Canim Lake.

Located approximately 40 km from100 Mile House, Interior Health has identified 32 cases of COVID-19 who reside in the region and are linked to Canim Lake.

By Castlegar Source on Monday Jan 11 2021

Sicamous RCMP and the BC Coroners Service continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the unexpected death of a woman early on New Year’s Day.

The victim, who was previously reported to be 65 years of age, has been positively identified as a 64-year-old woman. She was found at approximately 2:30 a.m., suffering from significant injuries, on a private roadway within the Cedars RV and Resort on Luoma Road in Sicamous, BC.

By Castlegar Source on Monday Jan 11 2021

RCMP in Merritt BC is now investigating after a man allegedly discharged a firearm during an apparent neighbour dispute Saturday evening in Kane Valley south of the Nicola Valley city.

On Jan. 9, just before 8 p.m., Merritt RCMP responded to a 9-1-1 emergency call after a Sun Valley resident allegedly fired a non-restricted firearm towards a neighbouring residence during a dispute. The Southeast District Emergency Response Team was immediately deployed to Merritt to assist, while front line officers responded to the scene to assess the situation.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jan 09 2021

Friday, during a media update, Interior Health has identified an additional seven cases of COVID-19 linked to the Big White Mountain community cluster.

The total number of cases identified to date is 143.

Of the 143 known COVID-19 cases linked to this cluster, 91 reside on Big White Mountain. There are currently 22 cases active and on isolation and 121 individuals have recovered.

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