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April 2021
By Castlegar Source on Friday Apr 30 2021

Earlier this month the BC Provincial Government announced a ban on non-essential travel between three regional zones in British Columbia. This morning they expanded on this announcement by authorizing police to conduct road checks on travel corridors between the regions. 

By Province of British Columbia on Friday Apr 30 2021

To help keep communities safe and protect British Columbia’s health-care system from COVID-19, the Province has authorized site-specific road checks on travel corridors between regions to help enforce the non-essential travel restrictions that were announced on April 23, 2021.

By Contributor on Thursday Apr 29 2021

In the summer months, especially as the heat rises across the country, there’s not much more tantalizing than the call of a cool, crisp body of water.

Whether it’s swimming, boating, fishing or any number of other recreational activities, the common denominator is a desire to be in the water and cool down.

By CBT on Thursday Apr 29 2021

In Trail, two organizations have come together to build a dedicated ceremonial space to promote inclusion and remove barriers for Indigenous-led ceremonial practices.

Located outside of Trail Family and Individual Resource Centre Society (FAIR) on Columbia Avenue, a 12-by-12-foot enclosed gazebo is bringing visibility to Indigenous culture in the community.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Apr 29 2021

As the province’s public health emergency regarding substance related harms enters its sixth year, the BC Coroners Service reports that toxic illicit drugs have claimed the lives of 158 British Columbians in March 2021.

This raises the total number of deaths in the province for the year to 498.

By Charles Jeanes on Thursday Apr 29 2021

What Lasts?   A holy Book-- and an unholy $ystem

 

“... This I know, for the Bible tells me so.”  -- child’s hymn, Jesus loves me

 

“I am an anti-Christ / I am an anarchist

I don’t know what I want / but I know how to get it

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Apr 28 2021

Nelson continues to be the hotspot for COVID-19 cases in the Kootenay Boundary.

In the weekly update on the B.C. Centre of Disease Control website, the Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map shows Nelson topping the count during April 18 to 24 with 19 cases.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Apr 28 2021

The BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit has deployed to the Shuswap region to assume an investigation into the unexpected death of a woman, according to RCMP Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Apr 28 2021

Amendments to the Employment Standards Act providing workers with up to three hours of paid leave to get each dose of their COVID-19 vaccine are now in effect, retroactive to April 19, 2021.

Bill 3 is now law and ensures that no employee will lose pay if they need time away from work to get vaccinated. Both full-time and part-time employees can take up to three hours of paid leave.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Apr 28 2021

"On April 23, at 12:10 p.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report of an organized outdoor event located at the Creekside Park located on Columbia Gardens Road in Fruitvale," Wicentowich said. "Trail RCMP observed a female speaker using a microphone to talk to an allegedly unmasked crowd of approximately 40 people.