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Kids get back to learning in B.C., online

Ministry of Education rolls out new tool for school

Frontline workers receiving COVID-19 isolation exemptions prompt concerns

Provincial Health Authority staff exempt from self-isolation upon return from international travel

West Kootenay octogenarian helping develop low-cost ventilator for COVID-19 patients

Peter Brockley is working with his doctor son, Graham, to develop the unit that could save lives

Kootenay doctor mobilizes engineers in effort to bolster PPE supply

West Kootenay doctor, engineers and volunteers create personal protection equipment with 3D printers

Salmo woman starts Facebook group to organize mask-makers

Hopes to ease mask shortage for Kootenay first responders and essential service workers.

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Rockslide closes Columbia and Western Rail Trail near Castlegar

The section of trail, on private lands, is closed and trespassers will be reported to RCMP

Kootenay Boundary doctors urge everyone to #stayhome

“The time is now. Every day will now see a doubling of cases,” report Kootenay Boundary doctors.

City of Grand Forks looking at ways to relieve utility bill burden amid layoffs

City also increases bylaw patrols as business, pedestrian traffic are reduced

West Kootenay lawyers weigh in on province-wide court shutdown

The nearest location will be Kelowna, and only for urgent matters during COVID-19

Air Canada cuts all flights in and out of Castlegar

Cut begins immediately as airline adapts strategy to COVID-19

COVID-19: MP Cannings calls on government to support energy sector workers

MP says funding should directly support workers, not subsidies to shareholders or CEO bonuses

SD 51 closes playground, court access amid COVID-19 concerns

The Provincial Health Officer has said that playgrounds are not safe spaces during pandemic

Boundary doctor warns against inter-regional travel

Self-isolation means going straight home (not to the store first) and staying there for 14 days

How the Boundary is bringing food to those who need it

The local food bank is expecting a new wave of clients in the coming weeks

Selkirk College curtails operations with move to alternative delivery

Staff, students given to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, to clear their desks and offices

  • Mar 24, 2020

COVID-19: Visitation limits in place at all Interior Health sites

Essential visits only restriction now in place to keep patients, healthcare workers safe

COVID-19 comes to Castlegar

Local doctors urging public to stay home as local cases surface

Interior Health cancels day programs, prioritizes admissions to protect seniors receiving care

Respite care, day programs cancelled as health authority ready themselves for COVID-19

BC Transit implements rear door loading, no fares

BC Transit introduces these changes as a social distancing measure