British Columbians have been nimble in adapting their individual actions to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities over the last ten months, and it has had a big impact.
Our actions have helped keep our hospitals, schools and workplaces open - and protect the ones we love.
As the province continues to set records with new COVID-19 cases, and Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry pleads with the public to work together for a slowdown, closer to home Interior Health continues to investigate the cluster of cases in the Village of Salmo.
In a media release Friday, Interior Health said the initial investigation reveals the cases appear to a result of recent gatherings within the village.
A new BC Hydro report finds many British Columbians feel more prepared for storm-related power outages after stocking up on household supplies for COVID-19, despite most not having an emergency kit or plan.
Supporting learners through challenging times and graduating an emerging workforce equipped with the educational foundation to assist in recovery is the focus of Selkirk College’s new annual giving campaign.
Environment Canada has issued another Snowfall Warning for Boundary, West Kootenay Sunday, including Highway 3 Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm is expected.
“A strong frontal system moving in from the Pacific will bring snow to parts of interior British Columbia (Sunday),” the Environment Canada website said.
“Snow will become heavier for Highway 3 - Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass and Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass this morning.
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary said in a media release that Dia
Interior Health said Tuesday staff is investigating a cluster of COVID-19 cases in the greater Salmo area after it was confirmed by the village that nine (9) cases have been confirmed.
“The investigation is ongoing, so we are unable to provide a specific number at this time,” Interior Health said in an emailed statement.
“Identified active cases are self-isolating and public health is following up with any close contacts to ensure they are receiving appropriate guidance and follow-up.”
Interior Health is alerting residents throughout the region that surging COVID-19 activity has become a concern.
Due to higher rates of COVID-19 being detected, Interior Health is concerned by the upward trend and frequency of new clusters in the region.
The provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has issued regional orders for Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health. These orders are not currently directed at Interior Health; however, we need your support to avoid stringent measures in the Interior Region.
The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident which has resulted in injury to a man and a woman.
Just before 5 p.m. on Nov. 9, frontline officers of the Cranbrook RCMP responded to firearm complaint at a residence in 200-block of 16 Ave N, in Cranbrook. Officers observed a man and woman leave the residence and get into a vehicle. During the course of an attempt to arrest a male and female there was contact between police and civilian vehicles which culminated in the police discharging their weapons.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on enrolment numbers at Selkirk College is less than expected as the regional post-secondary moves towards the completion of the first full semester under strict health and safety protocols.
Following the direction of the BC Provincial Health Officer and considered an essential service, post-secondary education at Selkirk College’s multiple campuses throughout the region has been taking place through a hybrid delivery model that is in-person where possible and online where required.