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IH declares COVID-19 outbreak over at West Kelowna Agricultural Business

Interior Health said the outbreak was declared on March 28 and ended on May 11.

In a media release Monday, the Interior Health’s Medical Health Officer declared an outbreak of COVID-19 illness has ended at a West Kelowna agricultural business.

Interior Health said the successful conclusion of this outbreak is the result of excellent co-operation and partnership from everyone involved, including Bylands Nurseries Ltd. and the workers who were quarantined in on-site housing until the virus was eliminated.

New recruits add leadership to Selkirk Saints

Manitoba native Brad Marshall played four seasons in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League where he was the captain of his team in 2019-2020. The talented forward will join the Selkirk College Saints for the upcoming 2020-2021 BCIHL season. — Submitted photo

The Selkirk College Saints have added a pair of players to its recruitment class that are expected to make an immediate impact on the team’s success.

Brad Marshall and Bekkam Willis have committed to the Saints program for the 2020-2021 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season, packing solid resumes of Junior A experience at both ends of the ice.

Greening Up — Reimagining Our Plagued Economy – Part 2

During this pandemic we are realizing the impacts of our past behaviours on our future selves. This period of reflection can be the opportunity to make our lives more meaningful and to secure the future of the human species.

 “There is a very strong feeling, I think, in many countries now that the existing systems, the old systems, just have not prepared us for this and haven't been working….what is happening now has never happened before historically. And it gives all of us a chance to create something new.” – Stephen Lewis

Like the characters in Albert Camus’ novel The Plague, we are all marking time until restrictions can be lifted, setting us free to try returning to a normal life.

Gypsy moth aerial spray treatment begins May 15 outside Castlegar

 The first aerial-spraying treatment to eradicate invasive gypsy moths from 167 hectares of rural land in Raspberry, north of Castlegar, will occur next week, weather permitting.

The gypsy moth is destructive to native and urban forests and orchards. Without treatment, it could spread to other parts of the province and put at risk hundreds of species of trees and shrubs, including those in endangered Garry oak ecosystems.

Spraying will take place north of Broadwater Road, and extend east of Pass Creek road and west of Marshall Road.

Hawks' sniper earns inaugural Grant Sheridan Scholarship

Beaver Valley's Angus Amadio is the first recipient of the Remembering Grant Sheridan Scholarship. — Photo courtesy of MindRight

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As Angus Amadio moves forward with his education, he hopes to carry on in Grant Sheridan’s footsteps and encourage others the way Sheridan did and hopefully inspire and lead by his example.

It’s a reason why Amadio of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks is the first recipient of the Remembering Grant Sheridan Scholarship.

The Calgary, Alta., native says he is very grateful and humbled to receive the scholarship. 

KCDS accepting applications for Bev LaPointe Memorial Women in Trades scholarship

Bev Lapointe, the first woman hired to work for the City of Nelson, was a strong supporter of job seekers and workers in our community and always championed workers’ rights. — Submitted photo

The Bev LaPointe Memorial Scholarship for Women in Trades has been established by Kootenay Career Development Society in memory of founding Board Chair, Bev Lapointe.

Lapointe served KCDS from May 2004 until December 2012 and was passionate about the work of the society.

“(Bev) was a strong supporter of job seekers and workers in our community and always championed workers’ rights,” a KCDS spokesperson said.

High Streamflow Advisory issued for Boundary region

Typical low-level flooding in the Granby River near the near the Dam Site trail, May 5, 2020. — Submitted photo

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) is warning Boundary residents to be careful and stay clear of fast-flowing rivers and creeks after the BC River Forecast Centre issued a High Streamflow Advisory Wednesday (May 6) afternoon.

The High Streamflow Advisory warns the public that water levels will rise during the next 24 to 48 hours with pockets of rainfall possible through the evening of May 6 in the mountains above the West Kettle, Kettle and Granby Rivers.

FortisBC adapts its BC-based school program to support students learning from home

As the B.C. education system adapts to distance learning forced by the COVID-19 pandemic, FortisBC is supporting parents and teachers who need BC-based materials for students from Kindergarten to Grade 10.

FortisBC said in a media release, that as the B.C. education system continues to adapt to distance learning forced by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is supporting parents and teachers who need BC-based materials for students from Kindergarten to Grade 10.

In collaboration with educators, FortisBC has modified a selection of its popular online Energy Leaders school lessons to be available for anyone to easily download for free.

Free Employment Training Program Goes Virtual

Kootenay Career Development Society is hosting a free five-week training and certification program that is being conducted entirely via our online learning platform.

For the first time, Kootenay job seekers will be able to prepare themselves for rewarding careers in the retail, accommodation, food service and tourism sectors from the comfort of their own homes.

Kootenay Career Development Society’s (KCDS) RAFT program has gone virtual in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The free five-week training and certification program is being conducted entirely via our online learning platform to adhere to physical distancing guidelines while enabling participants to connect with one another.

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