While hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continue to decline in BC, the Grand Forks region saw a spike in cases between May 30 and June 5 according to the BC Centre of Disease Control Graphic Distribution map of the province.
Grand Forks topped the Kootenay Boundary region with 11 new COVID-19 cases.
Interior Health immunization clinics across the region are adding and extending hours for drop-in vaccinations.
Drop-in access is for people who are 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) who have not received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
People can arrive, register on the spot, and receive their vaccine. No advance appointments are needed.
A media release Thursday from the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) said the Ministry of Environment (MOE) has confirmed that invasive Asian clams (Corbicula fluminea) were found in the Pend D’Oreille River this spring.
The Pend D’Oreille River is a tributary of the Columbia River that passes through southeastern BC.
The National Action Plan (NAP), a path towards ending violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ peoples in response to the National Inquiry’s Calls for Justice has been released.
Interior Heath’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Albert de Villiers has been released on conditions after appearing remotely (via telephone) in Kelowna court to face two charges of sexually assaulting a young child.
The Province is honouring the request of the Pacheedaht, Ditidaht and Huu-ay-aht First Nations and deferring old-growth harvesting in the Fairy Creek watershed and central Walbran areas in their territories.
This action is consistent with government’s commitments to reconciliation and to protecting old-growth forests.
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has received $395,027 in provincial funding for the second phase of a two-phase project to upgrade Saddle Lake Dam west of Grand Forks, B.C., it announced today.
A Fort St. John man has now been charged in relation to a police involved shooting that occurred in Merritt earlier this week, according to RCMP S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet.
"On June 6, RCMP officers in Merritt attempted to stop a truck that had allegedly failed to stop for police earlier the same day and had been involved in a theft in Lytton the previous day," Shoihet said.
Yaqan NuɁkiy (Lower Kootenay Band) announced Monday that it has partnered with the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, Canadian Border Services Agency, Representatives of the State of Idaho, the United States National Guard and the Ktunaxa Nation Council to hold a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic on June 21. This day is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada.