Grand Forks Mounties were kept busy over May long weekend conducting several impaired by drugs investigations said Grand Forks RCMP Detachment Commander, Sergeant Darryl Peppler Tuesday in a media release.
Sgt. Peppler said in less than a 48-hour period between May 22 and May 24, Grand Forks RCMP officers conducted four impaired by drug investigations in the Boundary City.
BC Premier John Horgan Tuesday outlined the province's cautious four-step plan for a careful and safe restart following a steady decline in COVID-19 case counts and more than 60% of adults receiving a first dose of vaccination.
Canada is in the middle of a housing crisis, and the south Okanagan, Boundary and West Kootenay areas are very much in the middle of that crisis. This is an urgent and rapidly growing problem that demands the cooperation and priority of all levels of government.
The Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) and Selkirk College’s Applied Research and Innovation Centre (ARIC) have been working together to measure the tech sector’s impact and its economic health within the region. KAST is thrilled to present the Kootenay Technology Sector Assessment 2020, the first of its kind in the region.
Spring is here and bats are returning to summer roost sites.
Which is why the BC Community Bat Program is requesting colony reports and volunteer assistance for this citizen-science initiative that encourages residents to count bats at local roost sites.
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:
[To review Part One, click this link]
Economy and capital
Last week, six local theatre owners met with Adrian Dix, Minister of Health in British Columbia, and Roly Russell, MLA for Boundary-Similkameen, for a discussion on easing restrictions placed on theatres in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Business owners of all kinds have faced significant challenges as we’ve navigated the COVID-19 pandemic,” said MLA Russell.
Risk factors are everywhere in our day-to-day lives. Some risks are manageable, some are questionable… and some just simply aren’t worth the risk.
According to the Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map updated Wednesday on the B.C. Centre of Disease Control website, COVID-19 cases in the Kootenay Boundary region continue to decrease.
The update graphic, from May 9-15, 2021, shows new cases spiralling downward in most health districts.