Under new guidelines set by Transport Canada to reduce and mitigate the risks of COVID-19, the provincial government announced additional safety measures Monday that are now in place for the Province’s inland ferry system to help protect the safety of passengers and crew.
Effective immediately, passengers boarding inland ferries must comply with the following changes:
By Jake Fuss and Alex Whalen, The Fraser Institute
If you’ve gone to the supermarket recently, you might have noticed that several items are in short supply.
Submitted by the City of Nelson Emergency Operations Centre
“This is the time to be kind, to be calm, and to be safe,” Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said today at the daily media briefing regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in BC.
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 two 24-hour reporting periods: April 4 to 5, and April 5 through to midday today.
Many residents from BC and other provinces own cabins or secondary homes in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, including at Christina Lake, Big White and other tourist destinations in our region.
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By Sharon J. Riley for The Narwhal
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the community in Nelson has stepped up to provide numerous options for families less fortunate as well as those needing support to deal with self isolation as BC Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has suggested.
Some of those local resources include:
- Stepping Stones
Kootenay businesses may be seeing wolves at the door instead of customers as the COVID-19 continues to spread and keep people at home.
But there is help available through organizations such as Community Futures Central Kootenay, a pipeline of information and support during these desperate, disparate and distancing times.
With so many British Columbians staying home to practice safe physical distancing, many are taking advantage of the spring weather to get outside in their yard and tackle home improvement projects.
By Hector Chapa, for The Conversation