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By Province of British Columbia on Monday Jan 25 2021

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

“Today, we are reporting on three periods: Jan. 22 to 23 we had 527 new cases, Jan. 23 to 24 we had 471 new cases and in the last 24 hours we had a further 346 new cases.

“This results in a total of 1,344 new cases, including three epi-linked cases, for a total of 64,828 cases in British Columbia.

By City of Trail on Monday Jan 25 2021


The pool at the Trail Aquatic & Leisure Centre is ready for February with plenty of swim times including family, lane, and swim lessons for ages 4 to 36 months. Private lessons are also available for ages 7 or older who can already swim.  All the details are available at  

Family Skating

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Jan 24 2021

Imagine how difficult the job must be to keep the 494 chapters of the provincial statutes of British Columbia in order. The legislation that they contain must be added to in order to reflect what we need today, amended as circumstances change and the courts rule on their use and finally repealed as they no longer reflect our wants and needs. Small wonder that some things slip through the cracks.

By Contributor on Friday Jan 22 2021

Effective January 22, 2021, Nelson native Lynda Cavanaugh will assume the role of BCLC’s Interim President & CEO while Jim Lightbody continues his medical leave to undergo cancer treatment and recovery a BC Lottery Corporation media release said Wednesday. 

In November 2020, Greg Moore, serving Interim President and CEO, provided notice of resignation to pursue a new opportunity in the private sector.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Jan 21 2021

The northern part of Interior Health is turning into a hotspot after a COVID-19 community cluster was declared Wednesday in the Cariboo-Chilcotin region.

The Cariboo/Chilcotin, along with Revelstoke and 100 Mile House, are three regions in Interior Health to record — 16, 24, and 140 total cases, respectively — in the most recent COVID-19 infection data released by BC Centre of Disease Control.

Released Thursday, the latest data from the BCDCD shows infections reported during the week of January 10-16 in each of the province’s local health areas.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jan 20 2021

A former senior hockey player and long-time advocate for kid sports began conducting his own one-person protest outside the Civic Centre Arena after the Regional District of Central Kootenay announced it was closing the ice facility at the end of January.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Jan 19 2021

The Big White Mountain community cluster continues to be a concern for Interior Health after 28 additional cases of COVID-19 were linked to the outbreak, cluster bringing the total to 203 since the cluster was declared.

In the media update Tuesday, Interior Health said of 28 new cases, 22 reside and/or work at Big White.

Interior Health said of the 203 known COVID-19 cases linked to this cluster, 126 have resided and/or worked on Big White Mountain.

Interior Health said there are currently 43 cases active and on isolation and 160 individuals have recovered.

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Jan 17 2021

I often hear comments that a friend or family member should not be driving. This person is usually either an older driver or a person suffering from health issues known to the person making the comment. These people also express the wish that someone would do something about it.

By Contributor on Sunday Jan 17 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily halted human activities around the world, the positive effects on the environment were visibly apparent. Now, nearly a year later, a waste crisis involving disposable items such as plastic bags, take-out containers, and personal protective equipment like masks and gloves has surfaced.

By Castlegar Source on Friday Jan 15 2021

Front line RCMP officers mobilized early Friday morning to respond to a report of shots fired into a Salmo area home.

"On Jan. 15, just before 3:50 a.m., Salmo RCMP received a report of a dynamic situation unfolding at a property located in the 1800-block of Airport Road in Salmo," said RCMP Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey. "Initial reports from the scene indicated that an adult woman suspect had attended the property and allegedly discharged a firearm at the home.""