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by Letters to the editor on Tuesday Sep 22 2020

Editor, the Rossland Telegraph:

I want to be wrong about this. I am only half certain. I think the BC NDP are heading for a defeat.
 
Premier Horgan has watched New Brunswick's election result and drawn a conclusion, but he is wrong about British Columbians. We are not tolerant of crude political tactics to sustain his power by an election one year ahead of...
by Province of British Columbia on Monday Sep 21 2020

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:

“Today, we are announcing three 24-hour reporting periods. In the first reporting period from Sept. 18 to 19 we had 121 new cases. From Sept. 19 to 20 we had...

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Sep 21 2020

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.

This action by the Province is intended to help courts remain safe and minimize the impact of delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Criminal jury trials...

by City of Castlegar on Monday Sep 21 2020

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 City recommends taking advantage of the online options this...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 21 2020

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.

“We have been working with Dr. Bonnie Henry’s office to develop our safe...

by City of Trail on Monday Sep 21 2020

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.

“I strive to have a strong rapport with the members of the community,” said Heighton. “I hope...

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Sep 21 2020

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.

“The Province will continue to support our communities as we...

by Castlegar Source on Monday Sep 21 2020

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.

"Helicopters bucketing operations continue to action hot spots on the east flank where the terrain is inaccessible and will start supporting...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 21 2020

BC voters are going to the polls on October 24th.

Premier John Horgan made the snap-election announcement Monday following a meeting with B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Janet Austin.

“I have just met with the Lieutenant Governor and she has agreed with my request to hold an election on October 24,” Premier Horgan said in a media release.

“The COVID-...

by Bob Hall on Sunday Sep 20 2020

The legacy of a trailblazing craft historian who helped shape the field in Canada will live on through the Dr. Sandra Alfoldy Memorial Scholarship that aims to assist Selkirk College students studying in Kootenay Studio Arts programs.

Raised in Creston, Alfoldy was the first person to earn a PhD in Craft History from a Canadian university and co-founded the prestigious Nova Scotia...

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