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By Province of British Columbia on Friday May 29 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:

“Today, we are announcing four new cases, for a total of 2,562 cases in British Columbia.

By Province of British Columbia on Friday May 29 2020

In recognition of the significant role the province’s honey bees and native pollinators play in B.C.’s agricultural industry and the lives of British Columbians, May 29 is proclaimed Day of the Honey Bee.

By Bob Hall on Friday May 29 2020

It’s a humble Selkirk College department of two that has proven itself mighty in the face of the daunting COVID-19 pandemic.

By City of Castlegar on Friday May 29 2020

Air Canada has extended the suspension of its West Kootenay Regional Airport passenger flights until at least Sept. 8, 2020.

The extended suspension includes flights to and from Calgary and Vancouver.

By RDKB on Thursday May 28 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has been working very closely with the City of Grand Forks and other regional partners to prepare for possible moderate to high levels of flooding early next week.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 28 2020

RCMP in Nakusp said in a media release Thursday that officers executed a search warrant in the village that netted a large quantity of drugs.

Police said Wednesday (May 27), officers conducted a search warrant in the 300 block of 8th Ave NW in Nakusp. During the search police located a large quantity of Methamphetamine.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 28 2020

The Valhalla Wilderness Society said in a media release a local runner got more than he bargained for during an afternoon jog through the Rail-Trail in the small West Kootenay community of Hills, BC, during the Victoria Day long weekend.

Francis Levasseur was jogging on the railbed trail near a friend’s farm when he came into contact with a less-than-hospitable black bear.

By RDKB on Wednesday May 27 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) issued two more evacuation alerts on May 27 bringing the total number of properties on evacuation alert in the Grand Forks area to sixteen.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday May 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:

“Today, we are announcing nine new cases, for a total of 2,550 cases in British Columbia.

By Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday May 27 2020

Visitors to the Rossland Museum will see, and hear, a drilling rig operating on the lower bench area nearby.  Teck has sent a notice to inform the community of the geotechnical drilling program, to take place from June 1 through June 12, 2020, and to assure everyone that there will be no traffic disruption resulting from the drilling operation.