Like the rest of the province, Interior Health is also seeing an increase in new COVID-19 cases.
Ending of April 3, 2021 the BC Centre of Disease Control Geographic Distribution map shows an influx of new COVID-19 cases, with the Windermere region in the East Kootenay topping the Kootenay/Boundary with 24.
Revelstoke, in the Columbia region, is listed with 25 new COVID-19 cases.
Fernie has 13 COVID-19 cases while Creston and Nelson each reporting eight.
Criminal charges in relation to a double stabbing back in February 2021 have been upgraded following a review of the police investigative findings carried out by the BC Prosecution Service, according to Castlegar RCMP NCOIC Sgt. Monty Taylor.
An incident Sunday at Teck had Trail residents concerned and curious as to what was happening, leading to a variety of Facebook conversations speculating on the matter.
Teck’s Community Engagement Leader, Carol Vanelli Worosz, cleared up the matter with the Trail Champion.
“On Sunday, April 4, 2021 at approximately 9 p.m., there was an operating disruption at the No.1 Acid Plant, located on the west side of our property, that resulted in a short-duration release of sulphur gases to air,” Vanellie Worosz said.
Main Street Diner owner Nicholas Diamond decided enough was enough, closing the doors to his Baker Street restaurant Saturday afternoon after numerous visiting patrons were ignoring COVID-19 safety protocols.
In a Facebook post, Diamond said he made the incredibly tough call Saturday afternoon during tremendously busy day for what he felt was in the name of community health and safety.
“At lunch today (Saturday) we had an incredible influx of out of town visitors moving thru my business,” Diamond’s Facebook post said.
At the Procter Village Café, the swirly cinnamon buns are topped with sweet, gooey icing — and are in very high demand.
When the café opened in August 2020, almost two years after Procter’s previous bakery had shut down, the excitement was immediate, with a socially distanced lineup stretching outside.
Lisa Norris says, “The cinnamon bun craziness — it was insane!”
Norris is Vice-President of the Procter Community Society, which spearheaded the effort to bring a bakery back to the community.
Risk of overdose can be very high when fentanyl is in stimulants like cocaine. Please remind your clients of the overdose prevention tips and community resources as noted below.
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Nelson Police identified, and issued violation tickets, to three people following a Saturday afternoon Freedom rally against COVID-19 provincial public health orders outside City Hall.
In a media release, Nelson Police said a 58-year-old female from Winlaw, a 42-year-old man from Halfmoon Bay on the Sunshine Coast and a 41-year-old man from Vancouver, were all issued $2,300 Violation Tickets for their participation in the rally that attracted approximately 150 participants.
British Columbia’s ground search and rescue (GSAR) groups have just wrapped up the busiest year in B.C. GSAR history.
As COVID-19 restrictions pushed people to explore outdoors, it also drew GSAR groups out to a record number of requests to assist the public.
In a letter to Big White Mountain posted on the company website, Interior Health said it is advising anyone who attended a congregate event at Big White Ski Resort on March 29 that they have put themselves at risk of contracting COVID-19 and should monitor themselves closely for symptoms of COVID-19.
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 1,013 new cases, including six epi-linked cases, for a total of 100,048 cases in British Columbia.
"There are 7,405 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 11,468 people under public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. A further 91,066 people who tested positive have recovered.