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January 2022
By BC Hydro on Friday Jan 21 2022

BC Hydro data shows several electricity demand records were broken in 2021 after extreme weather hit B.C. at different times of the year.  

The new report titled, “2021: A record-breaking year for electricity demand and extreme weather,” shows BC Hydro had record peak loads in 2021 due to extreme temperatures in both summer and winter that lasted for extended periods of time.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Jan 20 2022

This week, 200,000 rapid antigen test kits are being shipped to the kindergarten-to-Grade 12 (K-12) sector for use by staff, teachers and administrators with symptoms of COVID-19.

Rapid antigen tests are an additional tool that can be used to support the continuity of learning in schools with the aim to reduce transmission of COVID-19.

By City of Trail on Thursday Jan 20 2022

Due to staffing issues, the pool at the Trail Aquatic & Leisure Centre will be temporarily closed on Friday, January 21 starting at 2:30 PM and will reopen on Saturday, January 22 at 9:00 AM.

By City of Trail on Thursday Jan 20 2022

The Regular Meeting of Trail City Council scheduled for Monday, January 24, 2022 at 6:00 pm has been cancelled. The Governance and Operations Committee Meeting that is typically held earlier in the day has also been cancelled.

The next Regular Council Meeting will be held on Monday, February 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm.

The City apologizes for any inconvenience.

By Contributor on Thursday Jan 20 2022

by Jennifer Lyle, CEO, Alzheimer Society of B.C.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Jan 20 2022

In a media release Thursday, Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada, said it is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users across numerous forecast regions in BC and Alberta — including the Kootenay/Boundary regions.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Jan 20 2022

In a media release Thursday, Interior Health said that Slocan Valley residents are advised of the temporarily adjustment of emergency department hours at Slocan Community Health Centre in New Denver beginning today, Jan. 20, 2022.

Interior Health said that until further notice, emergency department hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 20 2022

As the COVID-19 Omicron variant continues to loom large with cases rising in the Kootenay region, the Kootenay Lake School District No. 8 board has decided to direct Superintendent Trish Smillie to create and implement a Proof of Vaccination Procedure for all staff and contractors.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Jan 20 2022

One of the city’s schools could be under investigation by public health.

Based on a review of attendance patterns, it has been determined that Rosemont School has met a potential activity signal — a new term coined to refer to a threshold based on school attendance — according to a letter sent out by the school.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jan 19 2022

First responders were one scene west of the South Slocan junction Wednesday morning to deal with a vehicle accident near Shoreacres.

The vehicle flipped on its side before resting near a power pole on the side of Highway 3A, approximately 20 kilometers east of Castlegar.

Local volunteer fire departments responded to the accident along with BC Ambulance and RCMP.