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Vaccine policy remains for B.C. healthcare workers 

COVID-19 vaccination requirements will continue to be in place for B.C. healthcare system workers unless they have an exception from the provincial health officer. The order continues to apply to people who work for health authorities, agencies funded by health authorities and long-term care and assisted-living facilities. However, provincial officials said...

Local MP happy with Pierre Poilievre becoming new party leader

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison said he’s glad to see Pierre Poilievre become the leader of the Conservative Party. Poilievre took the spot after a landslide victory in the leadership race, taking 68.5 per cent of the party vote. “He won 330 of the 338 ridings, which is unbelievable. I think what...

Coroners Service reports nearly 200 British Columbians lost to toxic drugs in July

According to a BC Conorers Service (BCCS) report, at least 192 B.C. residents lost their lives to drug poisoning in July. The number represents a 31 per cent increase from June when 147 people died. According to BCCS officials, July's numbers mean an average of 6.2 people died from toxic drugs...

Creston town hall, RDCK offices to close for Queen’s funeral

Creston town hall will be closed on Monday for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Federal and provincial public service workers are also expected to have the day off, meaning there will be no school for K-12 or post-secondary students. The Regional District of Central Kootenay says its offices, landfills, transfer...

Incumbent Creston councillor Jim Elford makes bid for another term

There are 13 candidates running for Creston town council, and among them is Jim Elford. Elford has been working as a town councillor for eight years and has called the valley home for almost half a century. "My wife Theresa and I moved to the Valley 43 years ago in 1979....

B.C. to observe national day of mourning

The provincial government is following the federal government's lead and observing the national day of mourning on Sept. 19. K-12 public schools, public post-secondary institutions, and most Crown corporations will be closed. Private-sector employers are encouraged to find a way to recognize or reflect on the day in a way that...
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