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By Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Mar 29 2020

In a media release Friday, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary said the new Saddle Lake Dam Spillway in Area D / Rural Grand Forks is ready for the 2020 freshet.

The RDKB said the project allows reliably management of water levels year-round at Saddle Lake and lower reservoir levels as snow melts from mid-elevation slopes in the Boundary.

By Contributor on Saturday Mar 28 2020

The BC CDC says there are now 884 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in BC as of March 28, 2020.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Mar 28 2020

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning Saturday for higher elevation highways in the Boundary/West Kootenay regions.

Environment Canada said an unseasonably cool spring storm will bring a long period of snowfall over the highway passes this weekend with 20 to 30 cm of snow expected for Rogers Pass and Kootenay Pass.

“The Coquihalla Hope to Merritt segment may see 30 to 40 cm,” Environment Canada said.

By Interior Health Authority on Friday Mar 27 2020

In a media release, the Interior Health (IH) said it has identified a case of COVID-19 at the Save-On-Foods pharmacy in the Columbia Place Shopping Centre in Sahali.

By Contributor on Friday Mar 27 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 67 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 792 cases in British Columbia.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 26 2020

In a media release on the BC Government website, it was announced that a tentative agreement under the B.C. government's Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate has been reached between the members of the BC Teachers' Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers' Association (BCPSEA).

The release said the mandate focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation.

By Contributor on Thursday Mar 26 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 66 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 725 cases in British Columbia.

By Contributor on Thursday Mar 26 2020

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, is using extraordinary powers under a state of provincial emergency to keep British Columbians safe, maintain essential goods and services, and support the Province’s ongoing response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

“B.C. is in a strong position to effectively respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Farnworth. “Informed by the direction of the provincial health officer, we’re taking these critical steps to keep our communities safe, goods moving and essential service workers supported.”

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Mar 26 2020

A local woman is telling her COVID-19 story in an attempt to underscore that a) the virus is, in fact, in our community and b) young, healthy people are not immune.

Kit LaTigre is in her 30s, and now is in self-quarantine at her home. Her COVID-19 diagnosis is a ‘presumptive positive’ – her recent travels, combined with the fact that she’s exhibiting all the symptoms, are enough for authorities to consider her positive without putting other patients and LaTigre herself at greater risk by making her come in for testing.

By Contributor on Wednesday Mar 25 2020

To reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of British Columbians, the 2020 BC Summer Games that were scheduled for July 23-26 in Maple Ridge have been cancelled.

“Keeping British Columbians safe and healthy is our top priority. Through conversations with leadership at the BC Games Society, it became clear that there was no viable path forward to host the Games this year and that they must now be cancelled,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

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