Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:
Starting on Sept. 28, 2020, following consultation with the Supreme Court of B.C. and key stakeholders, the attorney general is amending the Rules of Civil Court to temporarily suspend all civil jury trials for a period of one year.
The RCMP Southeast District Emergency Response Team responded to support Chase RCMP on Friday with the high risk arrest of a man in its jurisdiction, wanted province-wide on several outstanding firearms related warrants for his arrest.
A reminder that Septt. 30 is the final day to pay property taxes without incurring a 10 per cent penalty.
Taxes were due by July 2, but the City extended penalty deadlines to provide property owners extra time to pay as part of its response to providing financial relief to residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The writs have been issued for British Columbia’s 42nd Provincial General Election with Election Day will be Saturday, October 24, 2020.
“Our main focus is ensuring a safe and accessible voting process during the pandemic,” said Chief Electoral Officer Anton Boegman in a media release Monday.
The City of Trail is pleased to announce the appointment of Calvin Heighton as the City’s new Bylaw Enforcement Officer. Calvin joined the team on Aug. 24, and brings extensive bylaw knowledge from his experience working with the District of Coldstream and the City of Vernon.
Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Green Party, says that John Horgan’s request for an early election in the middle of a pandemic shows that he is choosing the pursuit of political power over the health and safety of the people of B.C.
Local, regional, and Indigenous governments in communities throughout the province have been approved to receive their share of up to $3.4 million in provincial Community Emergency Preparedness Funds (CEPF), while an additional $14.5 million from the CEPF is being allocated to new project intakes over the next several months.
A lightning-caused wildfire discovered a week ago in the Slocan Valley (roughly 30 km north of Castlegar) has grown to 1,302 hectares, but is not threatening and homes or structures, according to a BC Wildfire Services update Monday morning.