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By Letters to the editor on Wednesday Mar 31 2021

To The Editor:

I applaud local MLAs, Tom Shypitka and Doug Clovechok, for standing up to the Provincial government regarding recent restrictions on restaurants. You can be sure that I will doing the same in Ottawa.

There is absolutely no reason under the sun why our region should be treated the same, with regards to lockdowns, as the lower mainland.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Mar 31 2021

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

"Today, we are reporting 1,013 new cases, including six epi-linked cases, for a total of 100,048 cases in British Columbia.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Mar 31 2021

RCMP in the north Okanagan are looking to re-unite a coin collector with his or her collection, after seizing nearly two dozen suspected stolen vintage coins from an offender stopped in Tappen, 10 kilometers north of Salmon Arm, earlier this year.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Mar 31 2021

Kootenay Lake School District Superintendent Christine Perkins said Wednesday masks are now “required” to be worn for all students Grades 4-12 attending school.

In an email statement to Kootenay Lake District Parents Advisory, Perkins also said the wearing of masks is “highly recommended” for students in Kindergarten to Grade 3.

By Interior Health Authority on Tuesday Mar 30 2021

Interior Health has amalgamated pre-existing mental health, substance use, and primary care services under one roof.

Over the past year, Interior Health has been working with stakeholders, clients and neighbours, to co-ordinate merging the Outreach Urban Health primary care clinic with the pre-existing mental health and substance use services in Kelowna.

By Roly Russell on Tuesday Mar 30 2021

Question period in the BC legislature involves a lot of theatre--which frankly I rather enjoy.  Within the theatre, there is an opportunity for hyper-partisanship to shine.  This, I don’t care for, but I understand and respect it.  When this spills into hypocrisy, I lose my interest and enthusiasm.  And, in turn, when the hypocrisy devolves into eroding the public trust in the services that mat

By Bob Hall on Monday Mar 29 2021

Selkirk College said in a media release Monday the school will no longer ice a men’s hockey team, announcing that the program will be discontinued due to budgetary constraints.

Competing in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) since 2006, the Selkirk College Saints’ current players, coaches and team staff were informed of the decision this week.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Mar 29 2021

In a media statement Monday, organizers of the Shambhala Music Festival said the 2021 event has been postponed until 2022.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Mar 29 2021

To address rising COVID-19 case counts, protect people and communities and help break the chain of COVID-19 transmission, the BC provincial health officer is amending the provincial public health orders effective midnight tonight, March 29, 2021 a BC Government media release said Monday.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 29 2021

Nelson Police is advising the public the ongoing dangers of the local illicit drug supply following two separate, and unrelated reports, of suspected illicit drug overdoses happening last week in the Cottonwood Falls and Rail Town area of Nelson.