Approximately 40-50 people stood outside the office of Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson Monday morning carrying signs to protest the provincial health restrictions instituted by the BC Government to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
The protesters were waiting for the MLA office to open to present a document outlining how the Public Health restrictions are hurting people and the economy in BC.
Castlegar RCMP are investigating the stabbing of two Castlegar teenagers, according to Castlegar RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Monty Taylor.
"On Feb. 21, at approximately 1:30am Castlegar RCMP and Emergency Services were called to the 1000 block of 2 Street., Castlegar, for a report of a distraught female requiring emergency services," Taylor said. "Within minutes, police arrived and were re-directed to Castlegar Paramedics who were a short distance away from the initial call, tending to two Castlegar youths under the age of 16, both suffering from stab wounds.
If you are stopped by the police, just what is it that the officer is entitled to do? This is a simple enough question, and one that I'm not sure that many drivers and their passengers have stopped to consider. Now that we have the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, does a driver have to do anything at all?
Interior Health said in a media release that the COVID-19 community cluster in Fernie has been contained.
Interior Health said the final tally had 97 cases connected to this cluster declared January 31, with all confirmed cases now recovered.
“Interior Health is thankful for the support of local physicians, health care staff, elected officials, community leaders and residents who pulled together to limit further COVID-19 exposures after the cluster was declared in late January,” the Interior Health release said.
While police don’t generally encourage the public to jump into the Thompson River this time of year, Kamloops RCMP members are pushing for one of their sergeants to get in there -- for a good cause, of course.
In support of the Special Olympics, Sgt. Brandon Buliziuk has pledged to plunge into the icy-cold river on March 7, if he reaches his $2,000 fundraising goal for the BC branch of the organization.
On Thursday, Dr.
The Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program (KLAIP) continues until June 2021, when the $50,000 Kingfisher boat package grand prize winner will be drawn.
The four depots receiving the rainbow and bull trout heads have seen a total of 8,910 entries, which will give the juvenile kokanee a chance to grow.
The program is designed to help the iconic kokanee salmon population to recover. Kootenay Lake's adult kokanee populations collapsed in 2013.
Sorely missed in 2020, Bent On Art: Kootenay Queer & Trans Art Festival returns for 2021 in an online format.
The public is urged to join virtually for a series of events designed to promote the work of LGBTQ+ artists in the Kootenays — and across British Columbia — while creating educational opportunities, fostering community connection & promoting resilience through the arts.
The festival was founded by Samonte Cruz in 2018 & is now delivered in partnership with Samonte Cruz Studios and the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council.
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 a total of 445 new cases, including six epi-linked cases, for a total of 72,750 cases in British Columbia.
“There are 4,347 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 226 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 61 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
As the five-year anniversary of the province’s illicit drug toxicity public health emergency approaches, the BC Coroners Service reports 2020 was B.C.’s worst year yet in terms of number of lives lost due to the effects of toxic illicit drugs.
There were 1,716 deaths due to illicit drugs in 2020 in B.C., representing a 74% increase over the number of deaths recorded in 2019 (984). The number of illicit drug toxicity deaths in 2020 equates to about 4.7 deaths per day, which is two deaths per day higher than in 2019 (2.7).