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April 2021
By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Apr 20 2021

US officials have confirmed the man police were searching for near the Roosville border crossing has been taken into custody.

Just before 4 p.m. this afternoon, US officials confirmed that the man they, and the RCMP, were searching for has been arrested and is in custody south of the border.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Apr 20 2021

Given the current and predicted weather conditions within the Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Tuesday, the BC Wildfire Service is encouraging members of the public and industry personnel to exercise caution when conducting any outdoor burning during periods of elevated winds.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Apr 19 2021

BC Premier John Horgan announced Monday that regulations are being developed by the public safety minister that will restrict movement within the province, including non-essential travel of British Columbians outside their own health regions.

By Province of British Columbia on Monday Apr 19 2021

The B.C. government has introduced amendments to the Employment Standards Act that, if passed, will provide workers with up to three hours of paid leave to get each dose of their COVID-19 vaccine.

The amendments ensure no one will lose pay if they need time away from work to get vaccinated.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Apr 18 2021

Nelson Hydro said that Granite Road residents, near Georama Road, and Balfour Golf Course are the latest to see power restored as crews continue to repair lines following Sunday’s massive windstorm.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Apr 15 2021

 

The Kootenay/Boundary region has seen another spike in new COVID-19 cases in the province the BC Centre of Disease Control data shows.

The BCCDC Geographic Distribution map show more than 100 new cases in the Boundary, and East and West Kootenay regions, with Windermere in the East Kootenay showing the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 34.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Apr 15 2021

The Province is providing an additional $2 billion in development financing through B.C.’s HousingHub to finance the construction of thousands of new homes for middle-income families.

By Susan Brown on Wednesday Apr 14 2021

It has been five years since the Provincial Health Officer declared a public health emergency in response to the significant rise in opioid-related overdose deaths reported in B.C.

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Apr 14 2021

To ensure learners receive the financial support required to continue studies through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Provincial Government is providing increased emergency assistance to Selkirk College.

By David Suzuki on Wednesday Apr 14 2021

[Editor's note:  the map accessed by the link at the beginning of the fourth paragraph from the bottom takes a long time to load, but provides sobering information about the state of BC's forests.]