COVID-19 invades the Castlegar Area
Castlegar is B-C's newest COVID-19 hot spot.
The B-C Centre for Disease Control reported 29 new cases between July 18-24, in an area that has had less than 60 for the entire pandemic.
Nelson had 13 new cases last week, with four in Greater Trail, one in and around Grand Forks and none for a third straight week in the Creston Valley.
The B-C Centre for Disease Control also reported the Arrow Lakes went case free, with two in the Kettle Valley west of Grand forks, and three north of Nelson in the Kootenay Lake area.
Meanwhile, 113 of 185 new infections province wide are in the Interior, with the Kelowna area responsible for about 60% of the recent spike throughout the region.
Masks are mandatory again in all indoor public spaces in the Kelowna area.
The Interior has experienced the most new infections of any region across B-C for the past several days, prompting provincial health officials to announce several measures to curtail the virus including the mask rule.
The I-H-A said the majority of new infections in the Central Okanagan are in adults between 20-and-40 years old who are unvaccinated or have just one COVID-19 shot.
About 50 players hit the ice Fri. on one day one of Trail Smoke Eaters Training Camp. Coach and GM Tim Fragle feels they have upgraded every position since the 2021 pod-season through trades and signings but stressed nobody's spot is guaranteed.
People's Party of Canada candidate in South Okanagan-West Kootenay Sean Taylor claims the P-P-C is the only party opposed to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations and economic lockdowns and says constituents are haring his message.
A man who grew up in Trail says his seven-year-old daughter deserves justice. Steve Rosa expressed shock, confusion and anger over the acquittal of the girl's mother on a charge of first degree murder and wants the verdict appealed.
SAR and Trail RCMP responded to a pair of incidents in the Rossland area coordinating detailed missions involving two Trail women and a 15-year-old girl. Both came to successful conclusions
The COVID-19 outbreak at Kootenay Boundary regional Hospital has been contained to the psychiatric unit. Interior Health also said two patients have the virus and others who could have been exposed have been tested and isolated.
Myles Parsons received a three year prison term and five year driving prohibition for dangerous driving causing death. The incident on Highway 3-B in 2016 claimed the life of Michael McIsaac.
Until September 30th
RCMP still want to hear from witnesses after the death of a child in the Creston area. Police said a child in distress was reported to RCMP who responded with paramedics to a campground east of Creston on August 30th. The child died in Calgary Children's hospital three days later.
Two local health areas have never had more new weekly COVID-19 cases. 49 last week in Greater Trail was more than a third higher than the previous record, while Grand Forks totalled 39, almost double their previous record and more than two times higher than the previous week.