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By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Apr 17 2020

British Columbians are succeeding in 'flattening the curve', but need to remain 100-per-cent all-in, in regard to virus transmission, according to Friday morning's press conference with Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer.

Both also stressed that residents need to adapt to a 'new normal' if we want avoid a dramatic resurgence of COVID-19 in the province.

By Trail Champion on Friday Apr 17 2020

Police are asking the public for help in looking for a culprit who has stolen at least two vehicles, according to a press release issued today by Trail RCMP Cpl. Devon Reid.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 16 2020

In a media release Thursday, Interior Health said a staff member of Kootenay Street Village (KSV) in Cranbrook has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

The Interior Health release said the staff member is in self-isolation at home and no residents have been affected to date.

Interior Health said Kootenay Street Village is a long-term care home located at 620 Kootenay Street North with 36 beds and is owned and operated by the Golden Life Management.

By Contributor on Thursday Apr 16 2020

As a credit union, Kootenay Savings has seen first-hand the many ways the global COVID-19 pandemic is impacting Kootenay residents - including their finances - and the immense strain that puts on households.

With more and more people struggling through uncertain economic times due to illness, job loss and childcare disruptions, food banks - which have been deemed an essential service - have become more critical than ever. Add to that the stress on families who rely on school meal programs, food insecurity is touching more families in the Kootenays than ever before.

By Katrine Conroy on Thursday Apr 16 2020

Hello friends and neighbours,
These are unusual and uncertain times. Every one of us is experiencing a lot of upheaval,
change, and stress. Our government is working hard to address the many challenges facing
British Columbians, even as they change and develop by the day.  I understand the deep
impacts these changes can have- I too am personally taking life day by day. Today, however, I
want to focus on this amazing region that we all are lucky enough to be living in.

By Bob Hall on Thursday Apr 16 2020

In the uncertain times brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, students at Selkirk College are leaning on each other for valued support.

Expectations have been significantly altered as those studying at the post-secondary level cope with the new reality thrust upon them in the last few weeks. Coursework and delivery methods have been redefined, summer job opportunities have disappeared, living arrangements are uncertain, and financial stress is at an all-time high.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Apr 15 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:

"We are announcing 44 new cases for a total of 1,561 cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia.

By Letters to the editor on Tuesday Apr 14 2020

To The Editor:

In the face of these uncertain times, many of us are concerned about how our livelihoods will fare: between oil plummeting to under $5 and our local, community-owned shops closing for an indefinite period, we all share the concern of how long this will continue and what will we be facing when it’s over.

Despite the various federal and provincial relief packages that have been announced, many of us sill have questions:

Will I be able to afford my rent or mortgage?

Will my job still exist?

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Apr 14 2020

It’s not the ending Selkirk College Saints’ captain Parker Wakaruk anticipated.

On March 12, the Saints had traveled to Langley and were preparing for the first-round British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) playoff series against the Trinity Western University Spartans when they received news that all games were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.     

By Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Apr 12 2020

In a media release, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary said the snow basin index or the amount of snow in the mountains is 122 per cent of normal in the Boundary and 118 per cent of normal in the West Kootenay.

The RDKB said this is a reduction in the Boundary of 12 per cent since March 1 and four per cent in the West Kootenay.