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December 2021
By Contributor on Wednesday Dec 29 2021

It was a record-setting year for lottery players in British Columbia, with more than $891 million in total prizes paid out, including $23 million to players who purchased winning tickets in the Kootenay region.

BCLC sold more than 102 million winning tickets to players at retail locations and online in 2021, which was also a record-breaking total amount.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Dec 29 2021

The city has grasped the gravity of the overdose crisis.

City council has approved a simple resolution that supports the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force (NFTF) and the regional community action teams in finding ways to “reduce the risk of harm to our vulnerable populations due to the overdose crisis.”

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Dec 29 2021

Indigenous and black people are ‘significantly over-represented in Nelson Police arrest data’ says a provincial report looking at racial profiling in Nelson and four other B.C. communities.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 28 2021

Two people were taken to hospital following an avalanche near Whitewater Ski Resort Monday afternoon a post said on the Nelson Search and Rescue Facebook page.

By Interior Health Authority on Tuesday Dec 28 2021

 As COVID-19 activity increases across B.C., guidance for when to get a COVID-19 test has been updated.

Monday the BC Ministry of Health confirmed 6,288 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 241,946 cases in the province for the three-day period over Christmas.

By Province of British Columbia on Monday Dec 27 2021

Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 6,288 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 241,946 cases in the province:

  • Dec. 24-25: 2,552 new cases
  • Dec. 25-26: 2,023 new cases
  • Dec. 26-27: 1,713 new cases

Note: case counts provided on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, are preliminary.

The new cases include:

By Province of British Columbia on Monday Dec 27 2021

With multiple highways still damaged by flooding and mudslides, the Province is extending the provincial state of emergency.

Given the continued need for public safety measures under the Emergency Program Act and ongoing work to repair damaged highways, the provincial state of emergency is being extended until the end of the day on Jan. 11, 2022.

By Bob Hall on Monday Dec 27 2021

Six Selkirk College Storylines from 2021

Wrapping Up A Most Unusual Year at Post-Secondary

It was a year of adaptation and acrimony. Shrouded by the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Selkirk College community found new ways of working and being that squeezed every drop of creativity and resilience just to figure out a way to get by.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Dec 24 2021

The squeaky wheel has been given some grease.

The city has beefed up its Snow and Ice Control policy in response to an ongoing court case in which a woman sued the city, alleging negligence over its downtown snow removal.

By Contributor on Friday Dec 24 2021

Since joining the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League as commissioner late in the 2019-20 season, Jeff Dubois has navigated the league through the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this Question & Answer article, Dubois touches on what the experience working with the league has been like, placing a focus on post-secondary education for players and more.