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by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Aug 12 2021

Public Health is taking an important step to address recent breakthrough COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities, making it mandatory for all health-care workers in care homes to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 by Oct. 12, 2021.

“We’ve made vaccination a top priority for long-term care and assisted living, with the vaccine campaign starting in December 2020. We saw an immediate...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 12 2021

The BC Wildfire Service is preparing to conduct an aerial planned ignition on the Trozzo Creek wildfire on August 12 or August 13, 2021.

Residents of nearby communities are advised that smoke will be visible from Winlaw, Slocan, Highway 6 and surrounding areas.

BC Wildfire Service said the exact timing of the planned ignition will depend on weather and site conditions, but could...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Aug 11 2021

While the Central Okanagan, in and around Kelowna, tops the province with highest number of new COVID-19 cases, the Heritage City proving to the hotspot for the Kootenays.

Nelson ballooned to 74 new reported COVID-19 cases as the BC Centre of Disease Control released is most recent numbers for the week of August 1-7, 2021, on the Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 11 2021

The Ootischenia Improvement District in consultation with Interior Health has issued a boil water notice for all Ootischenia Improvement District customers.

The presence of E.coli has been detected in the Ootischenia Water sample from Monday August 9,2021

This Boil Water Notice is in effect until further notice. ...

by Interior Health Authority on Wednesday Aug 11 2021

Interior Health is advising the public as heat continues to build in the Interior, rising temperatures will increase the potential for heat-related illnesses.

To review current weather advisories, including heat alerts, from Environment Canada, please visit

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 11 2021

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is advising the public of a positive for COVID-19 at the Nelson and District Community Complex earlier this month.

The RDCK said in a media release Wednesday that staff was notified by Interior Health (IH) that a guest, who was a participant in a camp program on August 5 and 6, tested positive for COVID-19.

The RDCK said anybody who may...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 11 2021

The Lower Columbia Affordable Housing Society (LCAHS) proudly provided a tour in early July  for representatives of organizations who contributed funding and support to the development of Columbia Park Housing in East Trail.  The nine units of affordable rental housing in the 3 storey building are providing great new homes for individuals and families residing in the Lower...

by BC Hydro on Wednesday Aug 11 2021

Amid one of the hottest summers on record, British Columbians working from home admit to missing one perk of being in the office – the air conditioning.

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in many offices shifting to working-from-home, and that is where many still find themselves even with restrictions lifting. In fact, a recent survey commissioned by BC Hydro found more than half of British...

by Michael Jessen on Tuesday Aug 10 2021

“It is into the yawning gap between the urgent response scientists say is needed and the timid measures governments are willing to take that geoengineering has stepped.” – Clive Hamilton

Talk about a diverse range of opinions.

Geneticist and broadcaster David...

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Aug 10 2021

As drought and water scarcity continues to rise for most of the southern half of British Columbia, the B.C. government is reminding everyone of the concerns about water supply security for users and the environment.

Although some areas in the northern part of the province have recently received healthy showers that alleviated most dry conditions, the rainfall received in some southern...


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