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By Contributor on Tuesday Apr 07 2020
 

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

“We are announcing 25 new cases, for a total of 1,291 cases in British Columbia.

By Contributor on Tuesday Apr 07 2020

Open letter to the people of B.C.:

When an outbreak hits a community, one of the most urgent things people want is information. This is human nature, as information allows us to protect ourselves, our families and our loved ones.

Information is at the heart of public health: knowing what our risks are, where they are coming from and who is affected. One of the key ways we gather information is through active contact tracing, when public-health teams map the transmission, alert those at risk and close the circle to break the chain.

By Contributor on Tuesday Apr 07 2020

Today, FortisBC received interim approval from the BC Utilities Commission to implement its COVID-19 Customer Recovery Fund, a program that provides new support measures for residential and small business customers who are facing financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Fund will be available to natural gas, propane and electric customers.

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Apr 07 2020

To address the financial challenges facing post-secondary students due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Selkirk College Foundation is appealing for help with those struggling the most.

The COVID-19 Student Relief Fund will provide immediate financial support to students who are facing serious financial challenges as they complete their terms in programs across the West Kootenay and Boundary. The Selkirk College Foundation has set aside up to $30,000 in matching funds for donations made to the student relief fundby community supporters.

By Contributor on Tuesday Apr 07 2020

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Thursday, April 16, 2020, most open burning activities will be prohibited throughout British Columbia to reduce the likelihood of human-caused wildfires, although campfires will still be allowed.

The following activities will be prohibited, and these restrictions will remain in effect until the public is otherwise notified:

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Apr 06 2020

In Monday's BC COVID-19 press conference, the overall message was urging residents to continue with the vigilant behaviours that are bringing the province more positive outcomes, rather than using recent encouraging numbers as an excuse to relax and become complacent.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said she neither requires, nor even recommends, the use of cloth face masks.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 06 2020

Under new guidelines set by Transport Canada to reduce and mitigate the risks of COVID-19, the provincial government announced additional safety measures Monday that are now in place for the Province’s inland ferry system to help protect the safety of passengers and crew.

Effective immediately, passengers boarding inland ferries must comply with the following changes:

By Contributor on Monday Apr 06 2020

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

“Today, we are providing case updates for two 24-hour reporting periods: April 4 to 5, and April 5 through to midday today.

“In the first reporting period through April 5, we had 26 new cases, for a total of 1,229 cases in British Columbia.

“In the last 24 hours, we have had a further 37 new cases, for a total of 1,266 cases in British Columbia.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 06 2020

With so many British Columbians staying home to practice safe physical distancing, many are taking advantage of the spring weather to get outside in their yard and tackle home improvement projects. 

Which is why BC 1 Call is urging homeowners to click or call before they dig to avoid damaging underground infrastructure and costly service disruptions.

By Interior Health Authority on Sunday Apr 05 2020

Interior Health said in a media release Friday it is actively following up on any individuals who had contact with an inmate at Okanagan Correctional Centre who has tested positive for COVID-19.

"Interior Health’s Medical Health Officer is confident that the risk of exposure to the general public is low," the media release said.

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