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KIJHL sanctions Nitehawks for violating COVID-19 vaccination policy

Nitehawks coach Terry Jones was also suspended for eight games and the team fined $2,500.

In a short statement on the league website, the Kootenay International Hockey League announced that the Beaver Valley Nitehawks have been sanctioned for violations under the league’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

The KIJHL statement said the sanctions stem from the participation of two Nitehawks players in team activities, including KIJHL regular season games, at a time when they did not meet the KIJHL’s requirement of being fully vaccinated.

Vaccine for children aged five to 12 arrives in region: Education ministry

COVID-19 vaccination is now authorized by Health Canada for children five and older — screenshot

The vaccine has arrived in the school district for children aged five to 11, the Ministry of Education has announced.

COVID-19 vaccination is now authorized by Health Canada for children five and older. 

BC Education Deputy Minister Scott Macdonald said in a press release through the schools Monday that clinics were not happening in schools during school time. 

Together Nelson releases starting point on action plan for poverty reduction

Together Nelson delivered the initial findings of the just completed community action strategy to reduce poverty in Nelson and area — agenda screenshot.

Give someone a fish, you feed them for a day. Teach them to fish, you feed them for a lifetime.

Such was the message of Together Nelson in delivering the initial findings of the just completed community action strategy to reduce poverty in Nelson and area.

Marjie Lesko — Together Nelson project manager — and Malorie Moore — co-chair of the Together Nelson leadership roundtable — spoke to council at the last committee-of-the-whole meeting, explaining how the findings of the strategy will move forward with reducing the level of poverty in the community.

RDCK EOC warns public of High Streamflow Advisory for Southeast BC

The RDCK said this advisory affects the eastern and northern areas of region and includes the Duncan River and tributaries. — Province of BC

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centre said in a media release Saturday that the  The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for streams in southeast BC.

The RDCK said this advisory affects the eastern and northern areas of region and includes the Duncan River and tributaries.

Selkirk Innovates Delivering Results for Rural British Columbia

Some of the Selkirk Innovates team outside the Applied Research & Innovation Centre that is located at the Castlegar Airport. With a budget of $3.9 million, over the last year Selkirk Innovates worked on 97 different projects that employed 106 faculty members and student research interns.

Accepting the challenge of complex problem solving through an intimate community partnership approach has propelled Selkirk College onto the national research and innovation stage.

A fundamental commitment in the college’s Strategic Plan 2019-2024, Selkirk Innovates has grown exponentially over the last four years. With an annual operating budget that has increased from $1 million in 2016 to $3.9 million today, more than 100 faculty and students have worked on 97 different research and innovation projects in the last year.

City sees increase in cybercrime: NPD chief constable

Donovan Fisher, the Nelson Police Department’s chief constable, said the NPD’s general investigations section (GIS) is more in demand lately as the level of cybercrime in Nelson has increased — Creative Commons

Cybercrime is on the increase in the Heritage city, according to the city’s top cop, and U.S.-style violence and confrontation might be on the way.

Donovan Fisher, the Nelson Police Department’s chief constable, said the NPD’s general investigations section (GIS) is more in demand lately as the level of cybercrime in Nelson has increased.

He recently told city council that online and cellular crime is another area that police continue to see increased pressure on and a demand to deal with.

Rates could be re-balanced for Nelson Hydro, meaning rise in residential costs

In an online open house on its upcoming rate change on Thursday night Nelson Hydro general manager Scott Spencer said the results of the cost of service analysis (COSA) and rate design application before the B.C. Utilities Commission have indicated that there is a discrepancy between what the residential customers pay versus the commercial customers in Nelson — screenshot.

The city’s utility could bump residential power costs by over six per cent if it attempts to ‘re-balance’ its rates.

In an online open house on its upcoming rate change on Thursday night Nelson Hydro general manager Scott Spencer said the results of the cost of service analysis (COSA) and rate design application before the B.C. Utilities Commission have indicated that there is a discrepancy between what the residential customers pay versus the commercial customers in Nelson.

BC reports 424 new cases of COVID-19, 93 in Interior Health

In the Kootenay/Boundary region, the BCCDC graphic shows Cranbrook and Arrow Lakes with higher numbers in their respective local health areas. — BCCDC graphic

As of Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, 91.0% (4,218,099) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 87.5% (4,056,728) received their second dose.

In addition, 91.4% (3,953,383) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 88.1% (3,808,967) received their second dose.

B.C. is reporting 424 new cases of COVID-19, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 216,758 cases in the province.

NPD push the ante up in annual ask from city, citing climbing caseloads

Citing rising calls for service, steady population growth in the Heritage city and an understaffed Nelson Police Department (NPD) roster of constables, the city’s top cop stepped up to the city council bar and asked for more — city council screenshot

The business of policing in Nelson could be going up in the new year.

Citing rising calls for service, steady population growth in the Heritage city and an understaffed Nelson Police Department (NPD) roster of constables, the city’s top cop stepped up to the city council bar and asked for more.

Chief constable Donovan Fisher submitted the annual NPD ask to city council during its last committee-of-the-whole meeting in council chambers, looking for an increase to the 2022 police budget of $293,227, bumping the total to just over $4 million ($4,042,173).

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