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By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Feb 23 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 COVID-19 response in British Columbia:

“Today, we are reporting 559 new cases, including 29 epi-linked cases, for a total of 77,822 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 4,677 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 7,881 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. A further 71,753 people who tested positive have recovered.

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Feb 23 2021

Food and beverage producers will soon have more opportunities to grow their businesses while increasing food security in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary with the development of a new food hub with locations in Rock Creek and Greenwood.

"B.C. food hubs create new opportunities for small- and medium-sized businesses and strengthen food security, so British Columbians can rely on locally grown and processed food now and for generations to come," said Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries.

By Province of British Columbia on Monday Feb 22 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 COVID-19 response in British Columbia:

“Today, we are reporting three periods: from Feb. 19 to 20, we had 504 new cases, from Feb. 20 to 21 we had 475 new cases, and in the last 24 hours we had a further 449 new cases.

“This results in a total of 1,428 new cases, for a total of 77,263 cases in British Columbia.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 22 2021

Approximately 40-50 people stood outside the office of Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson Monday morning carrying signs to protest the provincial health restrictions instituted by the BC Government to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

The protesters were waiting for the MLA office to open to present a document outlining how the Public Health restrictions are hurting people and the economy in BC.

By Castlegar Source on Sunday Feb 21 2021

Castlegar RCMP are investigating the stabbing of two Castlegar teenagers, according to Castlegar RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Monty Taylor.

"On Feb. 21, at approximately 1:30am Castlegar RCMP and Emergency Services were called to the 1000 block of 2 Street., Castlegar, for a report of a distraught female requiring emergency services," Taylor said. "Within minutes, police arrived and were re-directed to Castlegar Paramedics who were a short distance away from the initial call, tending to two Castlegar youths under the age of 16, both suffering from stab wounds. 

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Feb 21 2021

If you are stopped by the police, just what is it that the officer is entitled to do? This is a simple enough question, and one that I'm not sure that many drivers and their passengers have stopped to consider. Now that we have the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, does a driver have to do anything at all?

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Feb 20 2021

Interior Health said in a media release that the COVID-19 community cluster in Fernie has been contained.

Interior Health said the final tally had 97 cases connected to this cluster declared January 31, with all confirmed cases now recovered.

“Interior Health is thankful for the support of local physicians, health care staff, elected officials, community leaders and residents who pulled together to limit further COVID-19 exposures after the cluster was declared in late January,” the Interior Health release said.

By Trail Champion on Friday Feb 19 2021

While police don’t generally encourage the public to jump into the Thompson River this time of year, Kamloops RCMP members are pushing for one of their sergeants to get in there -- for a good cause, of course.

In support of the Special Olympics, Sgt. Brandon Buliziuk has pledged to plunge into the icy-cold river on March 7, if he reaches his $2,000 fundraising goal for the BC branch of the organization.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 18 2021

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By Contributor on Tuesday Feb 16 2021

The Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program (KLAIP) continues until June 2021, when the $50,000 Kingfisher boat package grand prize winner will be drawn.

The four depots receiving the rainbow and bull trout heads have seen a total of 8,910 entries, which will give the juvenile kokanee a chance to grow.

The program is designed to help the iconic kokanee salmon population to recover. Kootenay Lake's adult kokanee populations collapsed in 2013.

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