Friday, during a media update, Interior Health has identified an additional seven cases of COVID-19 linked to the Big White Mountain community cluster.
The total number of cases identified to date is 143.
Of the 143 known COVID-19 cases linked to this cluster, 91 reside on Big White Mountain. There are currently 22 cases active and on isolation and 121 individuals have recovered.
Earlier today Bruno Tassone tendered his resignation from his role as Mayor of the City of Castlegar.
Council and staff are processing this news and are committed to ensuring the services residents expect from the City are not disrupted and restoring the City’s full Council complement.
On the day the government announced an increase in COVID-19 new cases in BC — 761 — and Interior Health — 96 — Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry added that a host of social restrictions put into place last year to slow the spread of COVID-19 in B.C. have been extended once again.
Those restrictions, which prohibits gatherings between people who don't live in the same household, with minor exceptions for those who live alone, will now be in place until at least February 5, 2021.
RCMP said Thursday that a man allegedly responsible for a double homicide in Creston on Wednesday evening has been found dead in Salmo.
On Jan. 6, 2021 just after 7 p.m., Creston RCMP and emergency medical first responders were called to the Highway 3 pullout near the Summit Creek Bridge for reports of a man and a woman in need of immediate medical assistance.
Police learned that both victims had been stabbed by a suspect who reportedly fled the scene in a motor vehicle associated to one of the victims.
Interior Health has declared an outbreak at Sunnybank Retirement Home long-term care in Oliver.
Four staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. All individuals in close contact with these individuals are in self-isolation and monitoring for symptoms.
Sunnybank Retirement Home is operated by Interior Health and has 51 publicly funded long-term care beds. Interior Health will continue to monitor the situation, while implementing additional infection control and preventive measures.
One of the nation’s foremost advocates for Indigenous children will examine how state-based discrimination undermines the success of First Nations communities across Canada in a virtual presentation that is part of the Truth & Justice Speaker Series presented by Selkirk College.
Interior Health said Tuesday that there has been increased COVID-19 activity in the Revelstoke region as well as identifying an additional 25 cases of COVID-19 linked to the Big White Mountain community cluster.
In Revelstoke, Interior Health is reminding all residents to maintain their efforts to prevent community transmission.
“There is no specific source for the new cases,” the Interior Health media release said.
While Jeremy Irons has loved his career in public service, the Kimberley resident is ready to ride off into the retirement sunset after winning the $1 million Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize for the draw on December 26, 2020.
Irons, who was a police officer until 2003 when he moved to Kimberley with his wife and became an animal protection officer, says he’s still having a hard time believing his win is real.
In a prepared statement Tuesday, the BC Hockey has announced the cancellation of the 2021 Cyclone Taylor Cup and 2021 Coy Cup.
The Cyclone Taylor Cup is BC Hockey’s Junior B Championship which features league winners from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL), the Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL), the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) along with a host team.
KIJHL teams include the Nelson Leafs, Grand Forks Border Bruins and Castlegar Rebels of the Murdoch Division.
Interior Health said in a media release Sunday that an outbreak has been declared at Creekside Landing in Vernon, with two residents and two staff testing positive for COVID-19.
Interior Health said all individuals in close contact with the individuals are in self-isolation and monitoring for symptoms.
“The family of the residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been contacted directly,” Interior Health said.
Interior Health continues to take steps to protect the health of all staff, individuals in care and families at long-term care homes.