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By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Mar 02 2021

Following a record-setting year in 2020, the BC Coroners Service reports 165 suspected illicit drug toxicity deaths in January 2021, the largest ever number of lives lost due to illicit drugs in the first month of a calendar year.

“These figures are heartbreaking, both in scale and for the number of families who are grieving the loss of a loved one,” said Lisa Lapointe, chief coroner, BC Coroners Service. “In the fifth year of this public health emergency, there is virtually no community in the province that hasn’t been touched by this devastating loss of life.”

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 01 2021

Three suspects remain in custody following a police takedown at the foot of Ward Street Sunday afternoon in Nelson.

The incident began Sunday afternoon when Nelson Police officers located a rental van that had been involved in two police incidents in Castlegar and Trail earlier in the day.

“Upon seeing NPD vehicles at Nelson City limits, the driver of the van sped up and entered the City of Nelson,” the Nelson Police Department media release said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 28 2021

The Regional District of Central Kootenay, in partnership with Whitewater Ski Resort, is receiving a funding grant under the B.C. Government’s Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program (CERIP) destination development stream worth $1 Million.

The BC Government announced last week that 54 new tourism projects throughout the province is receiving funding, which is investing in implementation-ready tourism infrastructure and amenities projects that support the recovery and resilience of tourism.

By Province of British Columbia on Friday Feb 26 2021

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

Note: today’s case information is provisional due to delayed updates in the lab reporting system. Full case information will be posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) dashboard once verified.

“Today, we are reporting 589 new cases, for a total of 79,262 cases in British Columbia.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Feb 25 2021

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

“Today, we are reporting 395 new cases, including 12 epi-linked cases, for a total of 78,673 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 4,489 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 7,931 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. A further 72,781 people who tested positive have recovered.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Feb 25 2021

Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning Thursday for  Highway 3 — Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass — with total snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm expected.

“A frontal system will move across the B.C. interior today,” Environment Canada website said Thursday. “Snow heavy at times will persist through this evening.”

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Feb 24 2021

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

“Today, we are reporting 456 new cases, including two epi-linked cases, for a total of 78,278 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 4,668 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 7,924 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. A further 72,219 people who tested positive have recovered.

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Feb 23 2021

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

“Today, we are reporting 559 new cases, including 29 epi-linked cases, for a total of 77,822 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 4,677 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 7,881 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. A further 71,753 people who tested positive have recovered.

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Feb 23 2021

Food and beverage producers will soon have more opportunities to grow their businesses while increasing food security in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary with the development of a new food hub with locations in Rock Creek and Greenwood.

"B.C. food hubs create new opportunities for small- and medium-sized businesses and strengthen food security, so British Columbians can rely on locally grown and processed food now and for generations to come," said Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries.

By Province of British Columbia on Monday Feb 22 2021

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

“Today, we are reporting three periods: from Feb. 19 to 20, we had 504 new cases, from Feb. 20 to 21 we had 475 new cases, and in the last 24 hours we had a further 449 new cases.

“This results in a total of 1,428 new cases, for a total of 77,263 cases in British Columbia.

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