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by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jul 15 2020

There’s a load of unfiltered nonsense going around on social media about masks these days – memes claiming that they don’t work, memes focusing on “freedom!” and claiming that wearing a mask is a sign that one is subject to “mind control.” Conspiracy-theory rubbish, and dangerous rubbish at that. Right down there in the gutter with memes...

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jul 14 2020

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

"Today, we are announcing 13 new cases, for a total of 3,128 cases in British Columbia.

"There are 209 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 2,730...

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jul 14 2020

The Province and the Ktunaxa Nation Council have been working together to conserve wild huckleberry and important grizzly bear habitat.

As a result, the Province is restricting commercial-scale huckleberry harvesting to protect grizzly bear habitat in the Kootenay Boundary region.

From July 15 to Oct. 15, 2020, commercial-scale picking of huckleberries is prohibited in some areas...

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Jul 13 2020

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

"Today, we are providing case updates for three 24-hour reporting periods. In the first reporting period from July 10 to July 11, we had 21 new cases. From July 11 to...

by RDKB on Monday Jul 13 2020

The Province of BC has opened its Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) program to individuals and local governments in Regional District Kootenay Boundary Electoral Areas C/Christina Lake, D/Rural Grand Forks and E/West Boundary who have incurred uninsurable losses from landslides and overland flooding due to the 2020 freshet...

by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jul 13 2020

Christina Lake became a little safer after the recent launch Friday of the Fire Rescue fire engine on pontoons.

Christina Lake Fire Rescue's fireboat is a community effort between Christina Lake Firefighter Society, Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Area C/Christina Lake Director Grace McGregor, Chief Joe Geary and his fire rescue crew.

A special shout out goes to Ross...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 13 2020

By Nicole Trigg, for Kootenay Conservation

Wetlands are continuing to disappear at an alarming rate, and Eva Cameron is determined to turn back the tide on this trend, at least in the Lower Columbia region, one wetland at a time.

A Rossland-based independent consultant, Eva has been helping restore...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 13 2020

The Heritage City is one of five communities in the BC interior to benefit from a long-term care bed announcement Monday by the Provincial Government.

In a media release Monday, the Province and Interior Health announced that Nelson, Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and Kamloops will receive 495 new long-term care beds with the largest one-time increase in the region in...

by Michael Jessen on Sunday Jul 12 2020

“I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.” – Aldous Huxley 

We humans too easily turn wants into needs and now we are struggling collectively with the problem of excessive wants.

For many decades, human activity has been...

by Province of British Columbia on Sunday Jul 12 2020

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

"Today, we are announcing 25 new cases, for a total of 3,053 cases in British Columbia.

"There are 187 active...

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