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By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Dec 19 2020

In a media release Friday, Interior Health identified an additional 16 cases of COVID-19 linked to the Big White Mountain community cluster.

The total number of cases identified to date is 76.

Interior Health said the investigation continues to reveal most cases are related to COVID-19 transmission that occurred within group housing, social events and gatherings.

Interior Health said of the 76 known COVID-19 cases linked to this cluster, 44 reside on Big White Mountain. Nineteen individuals have recovered, and no one linked to this cluster is hospitalized.

By City of Trail on Friday Dec 18 2020

The City of Trail and the Village of Warfield are pleased to announce they have successfully negotiated and approved a 5-year (60 months) recreation and library services agreement. Warfield will contribute $727,000 over the full term of the agreement for both recreation and library services.

By Bob Hall on Friday Dec 18 2020

A pair of Selkirk College alumni were featured on the Dragons’ Den final show of 2020 and despite not slaying the panel for investment dollars, Mitchell Rosko and Steven Glass left the pitch with a significant national awareness boost to their upstart business.

Paved To Pines provides high quality custom school bus/van conversions with individual projects in the range of $100,000 each. Rosko and Glass started the company in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan where they have been has been creating hand-crafted conversions for the last three years.

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Dec 15 2020

Today marks the first day of British Columbia’s provincewide COVID-19 immunizations, the most comprehensive vaccine program to ever be delivered in B.C.

Over the coming days, approximately 4,000 health-care workers in British Columbia will be rolling up their sleeves to receive the first approved COVID-19 vaccine.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 15 2020

In a media release Wednesday, Interior Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak related to the Teck mining operations near Elkford.

Interior Health said the outbreak has 27 confirmed cases and spans three sites operated by Teck Mining Ltd impacting Interior Health and out-of-province residents.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 15 2020

Lawmakers south of the border are sounding alarm bells with respect to the Columbia River Treaty.

Last week, Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), and Greg Walden (R-OR) introduced a resolution to encourage the Trump Administration to immediately issue a notice of intent to terminate the commercial and power coordination provisions of the Columbia River Treaty.  

The House Representatives said the United States has been unfairly burdened by the outdated CRT, and the terminations notice would stop the weather transfer by the USA to Canada.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 15 2020

In a media release Tuesday, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is advising the public to expect to see tree clearing and other construction activity near the Balfour and Kootenay Bay ferry terminals this winter as part of the project to improve Kootenay Lake ferry service.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 15 2020

Environment Canada said a Pacific frontal system that brought nearly 10 cm of snow to Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass Tuesday is expected to be joined by another front that will bring further accumulations of 10 cm tonight.

Environment Canada said the second Pacific front will approach the Kootenays Wednesday with snow from the system beginning in the afternoon before intensifying tomorrow night with up to 20 cm of snow expected by Thursday morning.

By Province of British Columbia on Monday Dec 14 2020

With the introduction of ICBC's new Enhanced Care coverage next spring, drivers will save on average 20%, or approximately $400, on their full basic and optional vehicle insurance.

As a key part of these savings, ICBC will apply to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, for a significant decrease to basic insurance rates.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Dec 14 2020

In a media release Monday, the BC Seniors Games Society (BCSGS) in consultation with the 2021 Greater Victoria Host Society have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 55+ BC Games.

The Games were to run September 14-18, 2021 in Victoria.

Because of the ongoing public health concerns due to the pandemic, the Games will be postponed until the fall of 2022.

The city of Abbotsford has also officially requested that the 2022 Games they were awarded in October of 2018 be moved to 2023.