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By Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Mar 19 2021

According to the BC Center for Disease Control (BCCDC) Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Area of Case Residence map for the period of March 7-13, the Kootenay region of the province saw a small increase in new cases.

The Boundary region shows now new cases of COVID-19.

Leading the increase was Cranbrook with five cases during the seven-day recording period.

Nelson recorded two cases while Trail, Castlegar, Fernie, Kimberley, Windermere and Golden each had one new COVID-19 reported case.

By Contributor on Thursday Mar 18 2021

The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) invites members of the arts and culture community in the Columbia Basin to join its volunteer Steering Committee.

The CKCA is a representative body of the arts and culture communities across the Basin and manages and administers arts and culture funding programs on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

The CKCA Steering Committee consists of 12 members: six from the West Kootenay, five from the East Kootenay, and one from the Valemount area.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Mar 17 2021

Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich said Teck Cominco kindly allowed him to enter their reservoir compound to photograph a "cougar" decoy that made healdines yesterday - only to discover it was a coyote, not a cougar (as seen above).

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Mar 16 2021

The BC Lottery Corporation said in a media release that a Grand Forks resident couldn’t believe the scan of a BC 50/50 ticket landed exactly $55,896.50 from a draw on February 7, 2021.

By Province of British Columbia on Monday Mar 15 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 on three periods. From March 12 to 13, we had 555 new cases. From March 13 to 14, we had 491 new cases and in the last 24 hours, we had a further 460 new cases.

“This results in a total of 1,506 new cases, including eight epi-linked cases, for a total of 88,373 cases in British Columbia.

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Mar 14 2021

There were some students in my Elder College class last week that were surprised to learn that it was no longer generally acceptable to hold the steering wheel with your hands in the 10 and 2 position. Who would have thought that how to hold your vehicle's steering wheel would change, or that it even mattered?

After sharing this idea with the class, the first question was "Why don't they tell us about this?" I countered with a question of my own, "When was the last time you read the owner's manual for your vehicle?"

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Mar 11 2021

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer is easing Public Health Order in regards to gatherings, amending the order to allow for outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people in the same group.

During Thursday media release, Dr. Henry said now that the days are getting warmer, and longer, it’s time to ease restrictions a little.

"Where we can do things more safely is outside,” Dr. Henry said.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Mar 11 2021

Thoughts of Daylight Saving Time change going the way of the dinosaur have been put on hold for another year as British Columbians spring forward at 2 a.m. Sunday to enter Daylight Saving Time 2021.

Many British Columbias had hoped the province would shelve the twice-a-year change after support of putting an end to the change in 2019 was gained during an online survey that revealed more than 93% of the record 223,273 British Columbians indicated a preference to permanent Daylight Savings Time.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 09 2021

Donations for a GoFundMe page continue to pour in for a West Kootenay man killed in a snowmobile accident last week near Kaslo.

Kaslo RCMP said that local Search and Rescue were called to an avalanche accident on the afternoon of Thursday, March 4 in the Antoine Basin area.

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Mar 09 2021

Under guidance from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, Selkirk College is joining post-secondaries from across British Columbia in preparation for a return to in-person education on campuses for September 2021.