Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:
The RCMP Southeast District Emergency Response Team responded to support Chase RCMP on Friday with the high risk arrest of a man in its jurisdiction, wanted province-wide on several outstanding firearms related warrants for his arrest.
The writs have been issued for British Columbia’s 42nd Provincial General Election with Election Day will be Saturday, October 24, 2020.
“Our main focus is ensuring a safe and accessible voting process during the pandemic,” said Chief Electoral Officer Anton Boegman in a media release Monday.
The City of Trail is pleased to announce the appointment of Calvin Heighton as the City’s new Bylaw Enforcement Officer. Calvin joined the team on Aug. 24, and brings extensive bylaw knowledge from his experience working with the District of Coldstream and the City of Vernon.
Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Green Party, says that John Horgan’s request for an early election in the middle of a pandemic shows that he is choosing the pursuit of political power over the health and safety of the people of B.C.
Local, regional, and Indigenous governments in communities throughout the province have been approved to receive their share of up to $3.4 million in provincial Community Emergency Preparedness Funds (CEPF), while an additional $14.5 million from the CEPF is being allocated to new project intakes over the next several months.
A lightning-caused wildfire discovered a week ago in the Slocan Valley (roughly 30 km north of Castlegar) has grown to 1,302 hectares, but is not threatening and homes or structures, according to a BC Wildfire Services update Monday morning.
Following a meeting with B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Janet Austin, Premier John Horgan announced a provincial general election will occur on October 24, 2020.
BC voters are going to the polls on October 24th.
Premier John Horgan made the snap-election announcement Monday following a meeting with B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Janet Austin.
“I have just met with the Lieutenant Governor and she has agreed with my request to hold an election on October 24,” Premier Horgan said in a media release.
The legacy of a trailblazing craft historian who helped shape the field in Canada will live on through the Dr. Sandra Alfoldy Memorial Scholarship that aims to assist Selkirk College students studying in Kootenay Studio Arts programs.
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