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By Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Mar 29 2020

In a media release Friday, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary said the new Saddle Lake Dam Spillway in Area D / Rural Grand Forks is ready for the 2020 freshet.

The RDKB said the project allows reliably management of water levels year-round at Saddle Lake and lower reservoir levels as snow melts from mid-elevation slopes in the Boundary.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Mar 28 2020

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning Saturday for higher elevation highways in the Boundary/West Kootenay regions.

Environment Canada said an unseasonably cool spring storm will bring a long period of snowfall over the highway passes this weekend with 20 to 30 cm of snow expected for Rogers Pass and Kootenay Pass.

“The Coquihalla Hope to Merritt segment may see 30 to 40 cm,” Environment Canada said.

By Contributor on Saturday Mar 28 2020

The BC CDC says there are now 884 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in BC as of March 28, 2020.

By Interior Health Authority on Friday Mar 27 2020

In a media release, the Interior Health (IH) said it has identified a case of COVID-19 at the Save-On-Foods pharmacy in the Columbia Place Shopping Centre in Sahali.

By Contributor on Friday Mar 27 2020

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

"We are announcing 67 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 792 cases in British Columbia.

By City of Trail on Friday Mar 27 2020

The City of Trail would like to express our gratitude to all our front line workers including all healthcare workers and medical support staff, RCMP, ambulance attendants, firefighters, as well as grocery store, pharmacy, banking institution and transit employees, who have been working to support our community as we band together to stop the spread of COVID-19.

By City of Castlegar on Friday Mar 27 2020

To our beloved citizens of Trail:

As the Mayor of our strong and supportive community, I am writing to get YOUR COMMITMENT RIGHT NOW to help STOP THE SPREAD of COVID-19.  COVID-19 is a global health crisis, and the only way to stop this virus is to work together as a community.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 26 2020

In a media release on the BC Government website, it was announced that a tentative agreement under the B.C. government's Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate has been reached between the members of the BC Teachers' Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers' Association (BCPSEA).

The release said the mandate focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation.

By Contributor on Thursday Mar 26 2020

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

"We are announcing 66 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 725 cases in British Columbia.

By Contributor on Thursday Mar 26 2020

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, is using extraordinary powers under a state of provincial emergency to keep British Columbians safe, maintain essential goods and services, and support the Province’s ongoing response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

“B.C. is in a strong position to effectively respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Farnworth. “Informed by the direction of the provincial health officer, we’re taking these critical steps to keep our communities safe, goods moving and essential service workers supported.”

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