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Intensive care unit at a U.S. hospital. (AP Photo/Kyle Green)

COVID-19 infection, illness still critical for Northern B.C. hospitals

More aircraft added to transfer intensive care patients south

Intensive care unit at a U.S. hospital. (AP Photo/Kyle Green)
Charred timbers and a collapsed roof are all that remain of the garage at 7541 Donaldson Dr, lost after two suspicious fires over the weekend. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Donaldson Drive fires ‘suspicious,’ says Grand Forks Fire/Rescue

The department was called to repeat overnight fires which ultimately burned down a garage

Charred timbers and a collapsed roof are all that remain of the garage at 7541 Donaldson Dr, lost after two suspicious fires over the weekend. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A conceptual drawing of a new housing and art gallery relocation project (Concept 2C) in downtown Castlegar. Blue represents gallery, yellow represents apartments. Image: City Spaces Consulting

Next steps for art gallery and housing project in downtown Castlegar

Project consultants shared feasibility study with Castlegar council

A conceptual drawing of a new housing and art gallery relocation project (Concept 2C) in downtown Castlegar. Blue represents gallery, yellow represents apartments. Image: City Spaces Consulting
Pictured is a screen shot of the What3Words app website. The app uses a unique three-word address for locations across the globe, as opposed to longitude and latitude coordinates. ‘///pines.patches.nano’ is one of the locations on Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook. BC Search and Rescue groups are warning against the use of this app, stating it can cause confusion. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

BC Search and Rescue groups warning against use of What3Words app

UK-based app uses three words, instead of longitude and latitude, to locate someone

Pictured is a screen shot of the What3Words app website. The app uses a unique three-word address for locations across the globe, as opposed to longitude and latitude coordinates. ‘///pines.patches.nano’ is one of the locations on Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook. BC Search and Rescue groups are warning against the use of this app, stating it can cause confusion. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
Ron Taylor and Jennifer Lount-Taylor wanted to show their appreciation to the staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. They did it by spending over $16,000 on gift cards. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

‘A small gesture’: Nelson couple buys meal for every employee at hospital

The pair spent over $16,000 on 322 gift cards to local restaurants

Ron Taylor and Jennifer Lount-Taylor wanted to show their appreciation to the staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. They did it by spending over $16,000 on gift cards. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Mexican security officers open the main gate of the international border bridge that connects Del Rio, Texas and Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, after its partial reopening Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. A new trilateral poll suggests U.S. residents are far more worried about reopening the land border with Mexico than they are about letting Canadians drive into the country.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Fernando Llano

U.S. residents fear reopened Mexican border more than Canadian one, poll suggests

Leger finds 29 per cent of U.S. respondents were fearful about the Canada-U.S. border

Mexican security officers open the main gate of the international border bridge that connects Del Rio, Texas and Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, after its partial reopening Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. A new trilateral poll suggests U.S. residents are far more worried about reopening the land border with Mexico than they are about letting Canadians drive into the country.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Fernando Llano
The Northern Lights were out over Williams Lake Thanksgiving night. (Kyle Nuqui photo)

Northern Lights put on a show across B.C. skies on Thanksgiving night

Northern Lights also visible over much of the Interior

The Northern Lights were out over Williams Lake Thanksgiving night. (Kyle Nuqui photo)
Danna de Groot of Vancouver, sister of Peter de Groot, testified on Oct. 8 at the inquest into her brother’s death at the hands of the RCMP near Slocan, B.C. in 2014. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Sister of West Kootenay man killed by RCMP testifies at inquest

Danna de Groot recounts events leading to Peter de Groot’s death

Danna de Groot of Vancouver, sister of Peter de Groot, testified on Oct. 8 at the inquest into her brother’s death at the hands of the RCMP near Slocan, B.C. in 2014. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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Castlegar area woodlot licence receives provincial award

Robert and Greg Sahlstrom are being recognized with a Minister’s Award for Innovation and Excellence

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Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Public health measures working, reason for optimism in fight against fourth wave: Tam

‘You still cannot rely on the vaccinations alone at this point’

Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Protesters to old-growth logging used a 1200-year-old slice of a tree to block an entrance in the west wing where British Columbia Premier John Horgan’s office is located in the legislature in Victoria on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Celebrities call on B.C. to stop old growth logging

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, primatologist Jane Goodall and actor William Shatner among signees

Protesters to old-growth logging used a 1200-year-old slice of a tree to block an entrance in the west wing where British Columbia Premier John Horgan’s office is located in the legislature in Victoria on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
FILE - In this April 17, 2015 file photo, a national library employee shows a gold Nobel Prize medal. The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on Friday Oct. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to journalists Ressa and Muratov

Pair considered “representatives of all journalists who stand up for this ideal”

FILE - In this April 17, 2015 file photo, a national library employee shows a gold Nobel Prize medal. The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on Friday Oct. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
A drop-in vaccine clinic at Paradise Cinemas in Williams Lake, Thursday, Oct. 7. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

B.C.’s COVID-19 spread stabilizing, 743 new cases Friday

Five more deaths, three in Fraser Health region

A drop-in vaccine clinic at Paradise Cinemas in Williams Lake, Thursday, Oct. 7. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The hole left in the ceiling, and the space rock that created it. (Ruth Hamilton photo)

B.C. woman awakes to a hole in her roof and a space rock on her pillow

Golden resident concludes that a meteor spotted in the area that night just missed her head

The hole left in the ceiling, and the space rock that created it. (Ruth Hamilton photo)
Grocery stores, libraries and other indoor public spaces in B.C. are again subject to a mandatory mask order that will soon extend to age five and up. (The Canadian Press)

Mask rule going beyond school for B.C. kids aged 5 and up

Indoor public space order currently applies to age 9 and up

Grocery stores, libraries and other indoor public spaces in B.C. are again subject to a mandatory mask order that will soon extend to age five and up. (The Canadian Press)
A bull moose is wandering around the woods in the Fernie area with an arrow in its back hump. (Pixabay file)
A bull moose is wandering around the woods in the Fernie area with an arrow in its back hump. (Pixabay file)
A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Robson Community School. Photo: Google Street View

COVID-19 exposures reported at two Castlegar schools

There have been COVID exposures at 11 West Kootenay schools in recent weeks

A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Robson Community School. Photo: Google Street View
A notice posted on the door to Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope. The owner of the restaurant remains defiant, saying she won’t check for vaccine passports. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Owner of Hope’s Rolly’s Restaurant remains defiant after having business licence suspended

She said she’s done everything required by health officials up to now, but vax passports go too far

A notice posted on the door to Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope. The owner of the restaurant remains defiant, saying she won’t check for vaccine passports. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
B.C. Liberal MLA Mike Bernier arrives for a news conference in Vancouver on Thursday January 14, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Northeastern B.C. MLA says ‘Alberta influence’ an issue in vaccination efforts

Dawson Creek has 55 per cent fully vaccinated, B.C.’s overall vaccination rate about 82 per cent

B.C. Liberal MLA Mike Bernier arrives for a news conference in Vancouver on Thursday January 14, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Judge reserves decision on Prince George homeless camps

Advocates want resolution as cold weather season approaches

(Black Press file)