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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 14 2020

In a media release Monday, the Interior Health (IH) has declared the outbreak related to the Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) over.

Interior Health  said in total, seven staff tested positive for COVID-19 with no one in custody contracting the virus.

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 10 2020

In today’s landmark ruling in the Cambie Surgery Centre case, Justice Steeves dealt a strong blow to the efforts of Dr.

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 10 2020

For Katherine Hansen, joining the RCMP Musical Ride in 1996 was a dream come true. As a little girl growing up on a farm in Penticton, Katherine was horse-crazy. But it was when she saw the Musical Ride at age six, that her future path became crystal clear.

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Sep 09 2020

The Province is investing $1.6 billion in a fall and winter preparedness plan that will significantly build upon and strengthen measures that respond to the health-care requirements of COVID-19.

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 09 2020

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling on the government of British Columbia to cancel the carbon tax because it’s not working, according to the provincial government’s data.

by Province of British Columbia on Saturday Sep 05 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 121 new cases, including five epi-linked cases, for a total of 6,162 cases in British Columbia.

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Sep 03 2020

Building on the Province’s $45.6-million investment to support a safe restart for B.C.’s schools, additional funding from the federal government will allow schools to expand health and safety measures, purchase more personal protective equipment (PPE) and increase capacity for remote learning.

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Sep 02 2020

Students and staff will head back to school with more resources available to support mental wellness during the unprecedented school year ahead.

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 02 2020

Extinction Rebellion Victoria has joined the Global Cruise Activist Network, a worldwide group of activists who are demanding the cruise industry doesn’t return to business as usual as cruise ships start sailing again after the COVID-19 pandemic.

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Sep 01 2020

The B.C. government has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response.