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.
At the March Regional District of Kootenay Boundary meeting, the board approved going ahead with an Alternate Approval Process (AAP) to ask Area C/Christina Lake electors whether they are opposed to the RDKB borrowing $1,285,000 to buy a new tender/pumper engine, a primary fire rescue engine, a command vehicle, a heater and boiler, an exhaust removal system and a self-contained breathing appara
The Christina Lake Fire/Rescue is getting an early start to the wildfire season after firefighters responded to two recent calls — the latest on Haagland road Friday.
Christina Lake Fire/Rescue said on its Facebook page firefighters work more than five hours to get the wildfire under control.
Despite Covid restrictions, Grand Forks RCMP said calls for service slightly went up compared to same period in 2020.
In a media release, Grand Forks RCMP said crime stats show that local Mounties were slightly busier this year compared to the same time frame of 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
[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.]
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the COVID-19 response in British Columbia:
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