It has been five years since the Provincial Health Officer declared a public health emergency in response to the significant rise in opioid-related overdose deaths reported in B.C.
To ensure learners receive the financial support required to continue studies through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Provincial Government is providing increased emergency assistance to Selkirk College.
[Editor's note: the map accessed by the link at the beginning of the fourth paragraph from the bottom takes a long time to load, but provides sobering information about the state of BC's forests.]
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the COVID-19 response in British Columbia:
In a media release Tuesday, the City of Nelson said it was a successful grant application under the Tourism Dependent Communities Initiative.
The City of Nelson will now be receiving $700,000 to complete two key projects in the community — Railtown market precinct enhancements and visitor-based signage upgrades and strategy.
Supporters trying to save the last intact old growth forested valley on Vancouver island, the Fairy Creek Watershed, rallied in front of office in Castlegar of the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Katrine Conroy Saturday.
To The Editor:
On Tuesday, Nelson City Council will make a decision whether the 300-block of Victoria Street will become a parking lot for buses, a transit exchange. I’m opposed to this.
A series of extreme weather events this year has already impacted one city department’s budget by almost $900,000, prompting the city’s utility to request a dip into capital reserves.
Two notable events have already cost Nelson Hydro this year, with a major wind storm event on Jan. 13, along with a higher demand charge due to a cold snap the week of Feb. 8.
Pushing burgeoning skills to the limits, students in Selkirk College’s Fine Woodworking Program had their design ingenuity and presentation abilities put to the test before an all-star industry panel of judges.
On the same day the province reported more than 3,200 new COVID-19 cases in three days, BC announced a new vaccine registration schedule that will provide certainty for more than 1.3 million British Columbians aged 40 and older, as B.C.'s Get Vaccinated program moves forward.