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By Bob Hall on Wednesday Feb 03 2021

Bringing to light climate change issues and priorities in rural British Columbia is the focus of an upcoming conference that aims to build the skills and knowledge necessary to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to an uncertain future.

Registration is now open for Bridging Silos: Advancing Climate Adaptation and Low Carbon Resilience in Small Communities and Rural Regions. The free online event will take place on March 4 and 5, and is hosted by the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute at Selkirk College (RDI).

By Michael Jessen on Tuesday Feb 02 2021

“We're blind to our blindness. We have very little idea of how little we know. We're not designed to know how little we know.” – Daniel Kahneman

All of us, and especially experts, are prone to an exaggerated sense of how well we understand the world.

Most of our judgments and actions are appropriate most of the time. (Note that the word most is repeated twice here.)

But even with adequate information, some people often jump to a wrong conclusion. Unfortunately, many of those jumping to such conclusions about climate change are Canadian men.

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Feb 02 2021

ICBC customers will receive one-time rebates averaging $190 this spring – their part of $600 million that was saved due to a major decrease in crashes and costs as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold.

“Our work to make life more affordable for British Columbians includes fulfilling our commitment to take earnings at ICBC that are related to the pandemic and give that money back to people,” said Premier John Horgan. “Those cheques will be in the mail soon.”

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Feb 01 2021

BC Provincial health said Monday the province registered 21 COVID-19 deaths over the weekend, with nearly one-third happening in Interior Health.

The news came during the weekend COVID-19 update provided by Interior Health — now totalling 75 in the region.

“I’m sad to report that Interior Health lost another six people to COVID-19 over the weekend,” said Susan Brown, president and CEO of Interior Health.

“While some of these individuals were living in long-term care homes, others were members of our community who passed in hospital.”

By Local Journalism Initiative on Monday Feb 01 2021

By Dale Boyd, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Current MP for the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding, Richard Cannings, is going to once again put his hat in the ring in the next federal election.

Members of the NDP’s Electoral District Association in the riding of South Okanagan–West Kootenay have again selected MP Richard Cannings to represent the party in the next federal election.

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Jan 31 2021

One of the more frequent vehicle equipment complaints that I receive is about headlight glare. I am told that they are horrendous to an oncoming driver and it is hazardous to be driving because they are blinding. Drivers want to take their eyes off the road or look to the side to avoid them. Are they legal?

The situation may be from one of three causes: poor design, a standard high intensity discharge (HID) headlamp or an improper retrofit.

By Contributor on Saturday Jan 30 2021

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s (KIJHL) Revelstoke Grizzlies have ceased operations for the remainder of the 2020/21 season after members of the organization tested positive for COVID-19.

On Tuesday, January 26th, the Grizzlies became aware of a potential COVID-19 contact that occurred through a team player’s place of employment. In accordance with KIJHL Return-to-Play protocols, the club immediately consulted with Interior Health and instituted a mandatory self-isolation for athletes and staff.

By Interior Health Authority on Friday Jan 29 2021

 Interior Health has identified an additional ten cases of COVID-19 linked to a community cluster in the Fernie area since the cluster was declared on Jan. 27.

Since Jan. 1, 2021, a total of 91 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in this region and 60 cases are currently active.

Most of the transmission occurred at recent social events and gatherings.

Everyone is reminded that socialization must be limited to immediate household bubbles. Please do not invite friends or extended family to your residence for a visit or gathering.

By Province of British Columbia on Friday Jan 29 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:

“Today, we are reporting 514 new cases, including six epi-linked cases, for a total of 66,779 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 4,557 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 292 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 74 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Jan 28 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:

"Today, we are reporting 546 new cases, including five epi-linked cases, for a total of 66,265 cases in British Columbia.

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