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By Bob Hall on Monday May 25 2020

It started with an instructor’s challenge to look at climate change on a personal level and ended with a creative outburst by students that breaks down walls to better understanding the future of the forest industry.

In November, Forest Technology Program instructor Jesper Nielsen spurred his second-year students with a contest focused on thinking about their future in the industry. “It Starts With Me” set very few parameters on the final product other than wanting learners to think about the marketplace differently than how it is generally perceived.

By Province of British Columbia on Monday May 25 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:

“Today, we are providing case updates for two 24-hour reporting periods: May 23 to May 24, and May 24 to midday today.

“In the first reporting period through May 24, we had five new cases. In the last 24 hours, we have had a further seven new cases.

By Castlegar Source on Saturday May 23 2020

On May 22, the Castlegar RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) executed a search warrant on a residence situated in the 600-block of 11th Avenue of Castlegar B.C. The search warrant was authorized as part of an active police investigation into suspected drug trafficking in the Castlegar area.

Two men were taken into police custody during the execution of the warrant.

By Boundary Sentinel on Saturday May 23 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) continues to monitor the flood situation in Johnson Flats near Grand Forks, and has made the decision residents can return to their homes.

In a media release Friday, the RDKB EOC said residents will remain on evacuation alert and must be ready to leave again at any time if the river rises through Sunday causing more flooding in the area.

 

By Dick Cannings MP on Friday May 22 2020

COVID-19 has obviously changed our lives in the short term, and now there is a growing consensus that the pandemic will also bring more long-lasting changes to our society—how we value workers, how we treat our seniors, how we house the homeless, how we protect the environment, and more.

One topic that is surfacing more and more often is the idea of a basic income.  One of the first things we learned when the pandemic began was that Employment Insurance was completely inadequate to protect workers from lost income.  Sixty percent of workers do not even qualify for EI.

By Province of British Columbia on Friday May 22 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:

“Today, we have 18 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 2,507 cases in British Columbia.

"There are 310 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 2,042 people who tested positive have recovered.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday May 22 2020

BC Parks should be a lot easier to book this summer for locals after the BC government announced the closing of campsites to out of province residents.

The decision by BC Parks was made as public health officials adjust rules to deal with ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Non-residents of BC, who have made reservations, must call before June 15 to cancel and receive a full refund.

Reservations made by non-residents after Monday, May 25, will be subject to immediate cancellation without refund.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 21 2020

The Ministry of Forest, Lands, Natural Recourses Operations and Rural Development, represented by Mountain Resorts Branch (MRB), said an  Read more

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday May 21 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:

“Today, we have 12 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 2,479 cases in British Columbia.

"There are 307 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 2,020 people who tested positive have recovered.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 21 2020

BC Transit, which includes locally operated Nelson Transit, Trail Transit and Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Service, is gearing up to respond to COVID-19 by implementing additional practices and procedures to align with BC’s Restart Plan. 

In a media release Thursday, BC Transit said the company would restart under the guidance of the Provincial Health Officer, WorkSafeBC as well as drawing on the best practices of the transit industry worldwide.

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