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April 2021
By Castlegar Source on Friday Apr 30 2021

Earlier this month the BC Provincial Government announced a ban on non-essential travel between three regional zones in British Columbia. This morning they expanded on this announcement by authorizing police to conduct road checks on travel corridors between the regions. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Apr 30 2021

The Nelson & District Credit Union, with branches in Nelson, Rossland and the East Shore of Kootenay Lake, also distributed close to $110,000 to community organizations within the West Kootenay region.

“Thanks to the efforts of your NDCU team during unprecedented times, I am proud to report that we had a strong year,” said Tom Murray, CEO of NDCU.

By Province of British Columbia on Friday Apr 30 2021

To help keep communities safe and protect British Columbia’s health-care system from COVID-19, the Province has authorized site-specific road checks on travel corridors between regions to help enforce the non-essential travel restrictions that were announced on April 23, 2021.

By Contributor on Thursday Apr 29 2021

In the summer months, especially as the heat rises across the country, there’s not much more tantalizing than the call of a cool, crisp body of water.

Whether it’s swimming, boating, fishing or any number of other recreational activities, the common denominator is a desire to be in the water and cool down.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Apr 29 2021

As the province’s public health emergency regarding substance related harms enters its sixth year, the BC Coroners Service reports that toxic illicit drugs have claimed the lives of 158 British Columbians in March 2021.

This raises the total number of deaths in the province for the year to 498.

By Charles Jeanes on Thursday Apr 29 2021

What Lasts?   A holy Book-- and an unholy $ystem

 

“... This I know, for the Bible tells me so.”  -- child’s hymn, Jesus loves me

 

“I am an anti-Christ / I am an anarchist

I don’t know what I want / but I know how to get it

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Apr 28 2021

Nelson continues to be the hotspot for COVID-19 cases in the Kootenay Boundary.

In the weekly update on the B.C. Centre of Disease Control website, the Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map shows Nelson topping the count during April 18 to 24 with 19 cases.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Apr 28 2021

Amendments to the Employment Standards Act providing workers with up to three hours of paid leave to get each dose of their COVID-19 vaccine are now in effect, retroactive to April 19, 2021.

Bill 3 is now law and ensures that no employee will lose pay if they need time away from work to get vaccinated. Both full-time and part-time employees can take up to three hours of paid leave.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Apr 28 2021

Police are asking the public for information about three young men who allegedly threw bear bangers into a small homeless camp in Trail, according to RCMP NCOIC Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. 

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Apr 27 2021

On the same day there was a reported 799 new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 127,048 cases in British Columbia, the BC Government formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing health and emergency management officials to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act (EPA) to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response.