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By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Jun 30 2021

Lisa Lapointe, chief coroner, has released the following statement about public safety during the heat wave in the province:

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jun 30 2021

The Regional District of Central Kootenay said in a media release Wednesday, that effective immediately, mandatory Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures are being implemented in the South Slocan Water System.

The RDCK said the system is experiencing high water use and declining reservoir levels.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Jun 30 2021

There has been another discovery of remains linked to the former residential school system, this time in the Kootenays.

In a media release Wednesday, the Lower Kootenay Band says a search using ground-penetrating radar located 182 human remains in unmarked graves of a site near the former St. Eugene’s Mission School outside Cranbrook.

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jun 29 2021

With British Columbians achieving nearly 80% adult Dose 1 vaccine coverage and COVID-19 case counts continuing to decline, the Province is safely moving to Step 3 of its four-step restart plan on July 1, 2021.

"British Columbians have stepped up at every stage throughout this pandemic," said Premier John Horgan.

By Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Jun 29 2021

On Saturday I took part in the send-off ceremonies in Penticton for the Syilx Caravan for the Children that went to Kamloops to grieve for the 215 children who were found in unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation.

By Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Jun 29 2021

In a media release Tuesday, FortisBC said the power company hit a new summer record for peak hourly demand on our electric system Monday.

“The peak load was 735 megawatts,” a FortisBC media rep said in an emailed statement.

“This exceeded the record set the previous day, which was 673 megawatts.”

By Letters to the editor on Tuesday Jun 29 2021

To The Editor:

This Canada Day I will reflect on what factors in my life have led me to be so obtuse about the impact of colonialism on Indigenous People. 

By Sarah Lord on Tuesday Jun 29 2021

“The people that we’ve met have been absolutely wonderful and supportive and giving and generous. It’s renewed our faith in humanity. We’ve met people randomly, and they’ve said, ‘What do you need? Come to our house; we’ll feed you.’ Total strangers. When I tell people our stories, they immediately want to help,” says Tiffany Muncaster.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 29 2021

Tyler Podgorenko of Nelson teamed up with former Red Deer College engineering technology colleagues to capture the 2021 Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta’s (ASET) Capstone Project of the Year Award.

The team earned the honour for modernising a centuries-old device and transforming it into a source of renewable energy.

By Sarah Lord on Tuesday Jun 29 2021

Communities across BC are calling into question Canada Day celebrations in response to the discovery of the bodies of Indigenous children at a former residential school site in Kamloops and, recently, as the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan.

Shortly after those findings, #cancelcanadaday began trending on social media.