RCMP said in a media release that motorists in the Boundary region are urged to be vigilant, after Midway RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious occurrence that took place Sunday evening on a back country provincial highway.
RCMP said on Sunday, March 21, 2021, shortly after 8:30 p.m., Midway RCMP received a third party report after a suspicious occurrence in which a yet to be identified suspect allegedly conducted a traffic stop with a motorist travelling between Rock Creek and Kelowna along Highway 33.
According to the BC Center for Disease Control (BCCDC) Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Area of Case Residence map for the period of March 7-13, the Kootenay region of the province saw a small increase in new cases.
The Boundary region shows now new cases of COVID-19.
Leading the increase was Cranbrook with five cases during the seven-day recording period.
Nelson recorded two cases while Trail, Castlegar, Fernie, Kimberley, Windermere and Golden each had one new COVID-19 reported case.
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 on three periods. From March 12 to 13, we had 555 new cases. From March 13 to 14, we had 491 new cases and in the last 24 hours, we had a further 460 new cases.
“This results in a total of 1,506 new cases, including eight epi-linked cases, for a total of 88,373 cases in British Columbia.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer is easing Public Health Order in regards to gatherings, amending the order to allow for outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people in the same group.
During Thursday media release, Dr. Henry said now that the days are getting warmer, and longer, it’s time to ease restrictions a little.
"Where we can do things more safely is outside,” Dr. Henry said.
Thoughts of Daylight Saving Time change going the way of the dinosaur have been put on hold for another year as British Columbians spring forward at 2 a.m. Sunday to enter Daylight Saving Time 2021.
Many British Columbias had hoped the province would shelve the twice-a-year change after support of putting an end to the change in 2019 was gained during an online survey that revealed more than 93% of the record 223,273 British Columbians indicated a preference to permanent Daylight Savings Time.
Donations for a GoFundMe page continue to pour in for a West Kootenay man killed in a snowmobile accident last week near Kaslo.
Kaslo RCMP said that local Search and Rescue were called to an avalanche accident on the afternoon of Thursday, March 4 in the Antoine Basin area.
Under guidance from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, Selkirk College is joining post-secondaries from across British Columbia in preparation for a return to in-person education on campuses for September 2021.
“Just, (screw) the whole fossil fuel industry. They need to be nationalized as we transition completely from fossil fuels to preserve what is left of a livable planet.” – Peter Kalmus
The evidence is mounting in the courtroom of public judgment; a verdict could be delivered soon.
Fossil fuels stand accused of death, destruction, deception, denial, and dishonesty.
The B.C. government is investing $2.4 million to complete wildfire risk reduction projects in the Columbia Basin as part of its economic recovery plan to create jobs and help communities recover from COVID-19 impacts.
“Our government’s support of this program will help mitigate wildfire threats and also provide training and employment opportunities,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “Increasing wildfire resiliency in and around our communities is a key part of B.C.’s overall wildfire strategy.”