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By Province of British Columbia on Saturday Apr 11 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 35 new cases, for a total of 1,445 cases in British Columbia.

“Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19: 642 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 558 are in the Fraser Health region, 84 are in the Island Health region, 135 are in the Interior Health region and 26 are in the Northern Health region.

By RDKB on Saturday Apr 11 2020
The snow basin index or the amount of snow in the mountains is 122 per cent of normal in the Boundary, a reduction of 12 per cent since March 1, and 118 per cent of normal in the West Kootenay, a reduction of four per cent.
 
“We are in a good weather trend right now with cooler nights and warm days, and if this keeps up for the next couple of weeks decline in snow levels at upper elevations, which will be in keepi
By Castlegar Source on Friday Apr 10 2020

Krestova residents are outraged after a particularly brutal and pointless animal killing Sunday night.

In a Facebook post, Conservation Officer Service asked the public to come forwad with any information they might have on the matter.

"An elk was unlawfully killed and dragged behind a truck for several kilometres in a concerning incident Conservation Officers are investigating in the West Kootenay," the post reads. "On Sunday night, a cow elk was poached in the community of Krestova. 

By Contributor on Friday Apr 10 2020

By Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer

From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have regularly seen people choose to wear a variety of masks, from medical masks to cloth face coverings, in grocery stores and parks, on buses and sidewalks.

As we all look to protect our loved ones and ourselves, many have asked if this is the right thing to do.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Apr 10 2020

RCMP is reporting that one person has died in a fire south of Balfour early Wednesday morning.

The media release said shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday Nelson RCMP were notified of a structure fire at a home in the 6100-block of Sykes Road, approximately six kilometers south of Balfour near Redfish.

RCMP said attending firefighters from Balfour Harrop Fire Department, who were assisted by North Shore Fire Department, discovered human remains inside the home during a search of the structure following the blaze.

By Trail Champion on Thursday Apr 09 2020

Trail and Greater District RCMP continue their criminal investigation into an apparent armed robbery attempt late Wednesday evening.

On April 8 at 9:42 p.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report of an attempted armed robbery of a business in the 1100-block of Bay Avenue in Trail. RCMP learned that a lone female suspect entered into the business, displayed a firearm and demanded money from an employee.

By Contributor on Thursday Apr 09 2020

As a result of the current impact of COVID-19, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has announced the closure of all its conservation properties and trails to the public until further notice, including the likes of the former Darkwoods property between Nelson and Creston.

Advisories have been placed on the organization’s website and social media channels.

“We urge residents to follow public health advisories and stay at home and respect physical distancing guidelines at all times,” said John Lounds, president and CEO for the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Apr 09 2020

RCMP continue to search for armed suspects, and a stolen SUV following an early morning armed robbery at a Castlegar home.

On April 8,  just before 4 a.m., Castlegar RCMP received a report of a violent break and enter to a residence located in the 2600-block of 5 Avenue. The criminal investigation remains in the early stages, however police have learned that as many as three unknown male suspects gained entry into the private residence and confronted the occupants, a man and a woman, who had been asleep inside.

By Contributor on Wednesday Apr 08 2020

BC Parks is immediately closing all provincial parks in response to the widespread call for increased action to address COVID-19.

The closure responds to both the federal and provincial directives that people should stay close to home to reduce COVID-19 transmission risk. This temporary measure means people should not be going to provincial parks until further notice.

By Contributor on Tuesday Apr 07 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 25 new cases, for a total of 1,291 cases in British Columbia.

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