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By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 18 2021

On Thursday, Dr.

By Contributor on Tuesday Feb 16 2021

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.

By Contributor on Tuesday Feb 16 2021

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.

By Province of British Columbia on Friday Feb 12 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 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.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Feb 11 2021

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).

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Feb 11 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 449 new cases, including three epi-linked cases, for a total of 72,305 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 4,317 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 224 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 63 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Feb 09 2021

Interior Health said Tuesday that COVID-19 outbreak has been declared in a Kamloops group home known as Highridge Home and Singh House, respectively. 

Interior Health said six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. Public Health contact tracing has contacted anyone potentially exposed to COVID-19 and they are now self-isolating and monitoring for symptoms.

"Highridge Home and Singh House are privately operated by Prima Enterprises for people who require 24-hour support," the IH media release said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 08 2021

Nelson Police have charged a Winlaw woman with being in contravention of the COVID-19 Measures Act following a rally Saturday afternoon in Nelson.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 08 2021

Three fishermen were rescued Sunday by Search and Rescue after being stranded overnight on Kootenay Lake.

South Columbia Search and Rescue said the three men in their late 40s were not injured and were located Sunday morning.

“South Columbia's Jet boat located the three overdue fisherman late this morning all in good health and escorted them back to the boat launch with their watercraft for safety,” the South Columbia Search and Rescue Facebook page said.

“It was a cold breezy night and morning but they made it through,” the Facebook posted added.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Feb 05 2021

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Friday that health officials have once again extended the province-wide ban on social gatherings and events, citing concerns around the growing number of COVID-19 variant cases.

Dr. Bonnie Henry said in a media briefing Friday morning that the tough restrictions first imposed back in November will need to be continued indefinitely.

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