To help keep communities safe and protect British Columbia’s health-care system from COVID-19, the Province has authorized site-specific road checks on travel corridors between regions to help enforce the non-essential travel restrictions that were announced on April 23, 2021.
In the summer months, especially as the heat rises across the country, there’s not much more tantalizing than the call of a cool, crisp body of water.
Whether it’s swimming, boating, fishing or any number of other recreational activities, the common denominator is a desire to be in the water and cool down.
As the province’s public health emergency regarding substance related harms enters its sixth year, the BC Coroners Service reports that toxic illicit drugs have claimed the lives of 158 British Columbians in March 2021.
This raises the total number of deaths in the province for the year to 498.
What Lasts? A holy Book-- and an unholy $ystem
“... This I know, for the Bible tells me so.” -- child’s hymn, Jesus loves me
“I am an anti-Christ / I am an anarchist
I don’t know what I want / but I know how to get it
Nelson continues to be the hotspot for COVID-19 cases in the Kootenay Boundary.
In the weekly update on the B.C. Centre of Disease Control website, the Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map shows Nelson topping the count during April 18 to 24 with 19 cases.
Amendments to the Employment Standards Act providing workers with up to three hours of paid leave to get each dose of their COVID-19 vaccine are now in effect, retroactive to April 19, 2021.
Bill 3 is now law and ensures that no employee will lose pay if they need time away from work to get vaccinated. Both full-time and part-time employees can take up to three hours of paid leave.
On the same day there was a reported 799 new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 127,048 cases in British Columbia, the BC Government formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing health and emergency management officials to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act (EPA) to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response.
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) lifted evacuation orders for three homes in the Fife Road area on the east side of Christina Lake this afternoon.
A new scientific paper, Habitat loss accelerates for the endangered w
Adding a vital voice to the concerted worldwide effort to create a more sustainable and just planet, Selkirk College is leading the way amongst Canada’s post-secondary institutions by showing that strong local efforts can contribute to global goals.
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