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By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Dec 15 2020

Today marks the first day of British Columbia’s provincewide COVID-19 immunizations, the most comprehensive vaccine program to ever be delivered in B.C.

Over the coming days, approximately 4,000 health-care workers in British Columbia will be rolling up their sleeves to receive the first approved COVID-19 vaccine.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 15 2020

In a media release Wednesday, Interior Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak related to the Teck mining operations near Elkford.

Interior Health said the outbreak has 27 confirmed cases and spans three sites operated by Teck Mining Ltd impacting Interior Health and out-of-province residents.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 15 2020

Lawmakers south of the border are sounding alarm bells with respect to the Columbia River Treaty.

Last week, Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), and Greg Walden (R-OR) introduced a resolution to encourage the Trump Administration to immediately issue a notice of intent to terminate the commercial and power coordination provisions of the Columbia River Treaty.  

The House Representatives said the United States has been unfairly burdened by the outdated CRT, and the terminations notice would stop the weather transfer by the USA to Canada.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 15 2020

Environment Canada said a Pacific frontal system that brought nearly 10 cm of snow to Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass Tuesday is expected to be joined by another front that will bring further accumulations of 10 cm tonight.

Environment Canada said the second Pacific front will approach the Kootenays Wednesday with snow from the system beginning in the afternoon before intensifying tomorrow night with up to 20 cm of snow expected by Thursday morning.

By Province of British Columbia on Monday Dec 14 2020

With the introduction of ICBC's new Enhanced Care coverage next spring, drivers will save on average 20%, or approximately $400, on their full basic and optional vehicle insurance.

As a key part of these savings, ICBC will apply to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, for a significant decrease to basic insurance rates.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Dec 14 2020

In a media release Monday, the BC Seniors Games Society (BCSGS) in consultation with the 2021 Greater Victoria Host Society have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 55+ BC Games.

The Games were to run September 14-18, 2021 in Victoria.

Because of the ongoing public health concerns due to the pandemic, the Games will be postponed until the fall of 2022.

The city of Abbotsford has also officially requested that the 2022 Games they were awarded in October of 2018 be moved to 2023.

By Michael Jessen on Sunday Dec 13 2020

“Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” – Robert Fulghum

In 1790, Irish statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke wrote that society is “a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born.”

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Dec 11 2020

In a media release Friday, Interior Health said the COVID-19 community cluster in the Revelstoke area has been declared contained.

Interior Health said a total of 50 COVID-19 cases were connected to this cluster.

“This remains a time for caution and vigilance with the overall cases we are seeing in Interior Health, but it is important to recognize Revelstoke residents, businesses, elected officials and health care teams for their collective efforts in reducing local spread and containing this cluster,” said Interior Health president and CEO, Susan Brown.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Dec 09 2020

The first round of approximately 4,000 COVID-19 immunizations will begin on the Lower Mainland next week now that the vaccine deployment simulation are complete the BC Government said in a media release Wednesday.

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Dec 09 2020

The countdown to 2021 is on and international students at Selkirk College are sending out an invitation to discover an array of cultures by learning to say “Happy New Year!” in different languages.

At least 14 languages will be shared during a December 21 virtual event that brings together the different threads of culture that make up the Selkirk College educational fabric. Open to all students, staff and community members, the event will be held via Zoom between 3-4:30 p.m. and is a vital way to connect international learners with the wider community.