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by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Aug 24 2021

Interior Health said in a media release Tuesday that it recently discovered doses of COVID-19 vaccine stored in an incorrect freezer and now considers the doses invalid.

The result is hundreds of residents in the Revelstoke area are now being offered an additional shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Receiving an invalid dose of vaccine does not pose risk to the client and fortunately...

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Aug 24 2021

As of Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces throughout B.C. to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 as B.C. prepares for the fall and respiratory illness season.

A new order from the provincial health officer will require people 12 and older to wear masks in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status.

These settings include:...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 24 2021

More than 100 people set up shop outside the Nelson RCMP detachment Monday to protest police attacks on old growth forest defenders at Fairy Creek on Vancouver Island.

The protest, dubbed the “Last Stand West Kootenays” was staged to express concerns over the recent escalating level of violence against Fairy Creek protesters by members of the RCMP.

The protest was one...

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Aug 23 2021

As of Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, 83.2% (3,856,248) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 74.9% (3,473,215) received their second dose.

In addition, 84.0% (3,631,656) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 76.1% (3,292,549) received their second dose.

During the three-day weekend period, B.C. is...

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Aug 23 2021

Starting Sept. 13, 2021, proof of vaccination will be required in B.C. for people attending certain social and recreational settings and events.

This important step will continue to increase the vaccination rate across the province and provide confidence to fully vaccinated people that those around them are also fully vaccinated.

"Vaccines are our ticket to putting this pandemic...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 23 2021

The recent surge in new COVID-19 cases in the BC Interior, including the Nelson area, has forced the Nelson Road Kings to cancel its 2021 Queen City Cruise.

Nelson Road Kings president Marcello Piro told The Nelson Daily the upward trend of new COVID-19 cases was a warning sign that organizers just could not push aside.

“With COVID numbers trending upwards in our area at...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Sunday Aug 22 2021

Nobody rides for free.

That is, unless you are 12 and under on BC Transit or TransLink service buses.

For the pre-teen segment of society Sept. 1 will herald the beginning of free bus service, part of the Get on Board program funded by the provincial government.

Anyone who typically buys fares or monthly bus passes for children 12 and under will no longer need to do so,...

by Sarah Lord on Sunday Aug 22 2021

The COVID-19 coronavirus has once again shelved the annual LGBTQ2+ Pride parade.

However, the event is heading indoors for a look at Nelson Pride History with an Exhibition at Touchstones.

Arin Fay, museum curator, is excited to share We Love a Parade!, which is the first show of its kind to be held at the museum.

The show officially opens to the public on August 27th...

by City of Castlegar on Friday Aug 20 2021

Last week Copcan focused on paving the bottom lifts from existing pavement between 23rd and 24th Street, installing banner poles, and landscaping and irrigation work.

Next week, you can expect to see:

  • preparations for asphalt driveway tie-ins;
  • installation of an Allan Block wall;
  • raising the manhole and water valve covers...
by Regional District of Central Kootenay on Thursday Aug 19 2021

At its meeting on Aug. 19, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Board of Directors approved a new fees and charges schedule for recreation admissions. The new fees are effective as of Sept. 7, 2021, and apply to drop-in, single-use, punch passes and time-based memberships.

“These new fees have been calculated to be consistent for recreation facilities and services across the...

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