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By Michael Jessen on Monday May 11 2020

 “There is a very strong feeling, I think, in many countries now that the existing systems, the old systems, just have not prepared us for this and haven't been working….what is happening now has never happened before historically. And it gives all of us a chance to create something new.” – Stephen Lewis

Like the characters in Albert Camus’ novel The Plague, we are all marking time until restrictions can be lifted, setting us free to try returning to a normal life.

By Castlegar Source on Friday May 08 2020

There was no time to ask Dr. Bonnie Henry for a special exemption from social distancing as Police Service Dog Griff caught a suspect in the middle of a break and enter at a Ranger Station at the Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park recently.

On May 2, PSD Griff was conducting foot patrols with his Integrated Police Dog Service (IPDS) human police partner when the pair heard a loud bang coming from the Ranger Station which had been the target of a recent break-in.

By Province of British Columbia on Friday May 08 2020

With as increase in both fatal and non-fatal overdoses, BCCDC is reminding people who use drugs to not use alone.

According to data from the BC Coroners’ Service and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) illicit drug toxicity deaths have increased 61 per cent in March 2020 (113) compared to February 2020 (70). 

By Province of British Columbia on Friday May 08 2020

 The first aerial-spraying treatment to eradicate invasive gypsy moths from 167 hectares of rural land in Raspberry, north of Castlegar, will occur next week, weather permitting.

The gypsy moth is destructive to native and urban forests and orchards. Without treatment, it could spread to other parts of the province and put at risk hundreds of species of trees and shrubs, including those in endangered Garry oak ecosystems.

Spraying will take place north of Broadwater Road, and extend east of Pass Creek road and west of Marshall Road.

By Trail Champion on Friday May 08 2020

Trail RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a wanted man., according to a press release issued Friday morning.

The release said 36-year-old Troy Harry Tremayne is wanted province wide for failure to comply, assault, theft under $5,000 and (being) unlawfully in a dwelling, among other alleged offences.

Tremayne is a Caucasian male who stands 5 ft 10 in tall, weighs approximately 141 pounds and has black hair with brown eyes.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday May 06 2020

The Bev LaPointe Memorial Scholarship for Women in Trades has been established by Kootenay Career Development Society in memory of founding Board Chair, Bev Lapointe.

Lapointe served KCDS from May 2004 until December 2012 and was passionate about the work of the society.

“(Bev) was a strong supporter of job seekers and workers in our community and always championed workers’ rights,” a KCDS spokesperson said.

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday May 06 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) is warning Boundary residents to be careful and stay clear of fast-flowing rivers and creeks after the BC River Forecast Centre issued a High Streamflow Advisory Wednesday (May 6) afternoon.

The High Streamflow Advisory warns the public that water levels will rise during the next 24 to 48 hours with pockets of rainfall possible through the evening of May 6 in the mountains above the West Kettle, Kettle and Granby Rivers.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday May 06 2020

British Columbians will move forward with safely restarting their province beginning in mid-May, according to a plan announced by Premier John Horgan.

Under B.C.’s Restart Plan, government will work closely with public health officials, businesses and labour organizations to lift restrictions in phases, gradually allowing for more social and economic activity, while closely monitoring health information to minimize the risk to the public.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday May 06 2020

British Columbians will move forward with safely restarting their province beginning in mid-May, according to a plan announced by Premier John Horgan.

Under B.C.’s Restart Plan, government will work closely with public health officials, businesses and labour organizations to lift restrictions in phases, gradually allowing for more social and economic activity, while closely monitoring health information to minimize the risk to the public.

By Contributor on Wednesday May 06 2020

FortisBC said in a media release, that as the B.C. education system continues to adapt to distance learning forced by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is supporting parents and teachers who need BC-based materials for students from Kindergarten to Grade 10.

In collaboration with educators, FortisBC has modified a selection of its popular online Energy Leaders school lessons to be available for anyone to easily download for free.

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