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The BC CDC data for Jan. 3-9. (BC CDC Photo)

Golden adds 7 cases in first week of 2021; BC CDC

The numbers are down from 14 the week before

 

Damien Dupont, visiting the Free Grace Baptist Church for an in-person service, during a time when there is a ban on gatherings, speaks to a television news crew outside the church on Dec. 13, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

3 Chilliwack churches could face charges for defying pandemic ban on in-person gatherings

Chilliwack RCMP began with awareness campaign but have now recommended charges for gatherings

 

Friends of victims of a fatal rollover crash on Ballam Road in Chilliwack late Saturday night gather at the site to mourn Sunday morning, Oct. 11, 2020. The site is the same location of a crash in January 2016 that led to the City of Chilliwack installing a barrier. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Two young women die in rollover crash into Fraser River in Chilliwack

Crash site at same location where memorial stands for two who died in 2016

 

Heavy equipment is on scene trying to resolve flooding which closed the Trans-Canada Highway west of Revelstoke. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure/Twitter)

UPDATE: Trans-Canada Highway closed due to flooding west of Revelstoke

Traffic heading west from Golden is being stopped due to congestion in Revelstoke

Heavy equipment is on scene trying to resolve flooding which closed the Trans-Canada Highway west of Revelstoke. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure/Twitter)
The letter called into question the effectiveness of the No. 1 brake test, which the train had passed prior to departing Calgary, heading towards Field. (CP Rail photo)

Train brake test called into question by TSB after fatal Field derailment probe

The derailment, which occured in Feb. 2019, killed three crew members

The letter called into question the effectiveness of the No. 1 brake test, which the train had passed prior to departing Calgary, heading towards Field. (CP Rail photo)
Typically, a public hearing is held when the Official Community Plan or the Zoning Bylaw is amended, often associated with a particular development. At a hearing, the public is to be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions. (Claire Palmer- Star Photo)

Town of Golden to not hold Public Hearings during COVID-19

The decision was made due to the legality of hosting large groups of people in a confined area

  • May 1, 2020
Typically, a public hearing is held when the Official Community Plan or the Zoning Bylaw is amended, often associated with a particular development. At a hearing, the public is to be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions. (Claire Palmer- Star Photo)
This years Ma Murray Awards was a virtual ceremony. (Screen shot)

Revelstoke Review takes gold at provincial newspaper awards

The newspaper was one of the most nominated in the province

This years Ma Murray Awards was a virtual ceremony. (Screen shot)
The First Nations Health Authority is providing a new virtual primary health care service to First Nations people in B.C. (Pexels photo)

B.C. First Nations Health Authority launches virtual doctor program

Program to provide primary health care through COVID-19 pandemic

The First Nations Health Authority is providing a new virtual primary health care service to First Nations people in B.C. (Pexels photo)
BC Ferries able to restrict travel for sick passengers

BC Ferries able to restrict travel for sick passengers

Ferries working on schedule shifts to keep workers safe

BC Ferries able to restrict travel for sick passengers
Not COVID-19: Here’s a look at what else happened this week in B.C.

Not COVID-19: Here’s a look at what else happened this week in B.C.

A million-dollar coffee run, a costly pet scam, road rage caught on video and more

Not COVID-19: Here’s a look at what else happened this week in B.C.
A semi trailer has crashed on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke the morning of Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Contributed)

Semi trailer crash on Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke

No road closures have been announced by DriveBC

A semi trailer has crashed on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke the morning of Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Contributed)
A semi trailer has crashed on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke the morning of Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Contributed)

Semi trailer crash on Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke

No road closures have been announced by DriveBC

A semi trailer has crashed on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke the morning of Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Contributed)
An avalanche triggered by crews engulfs a section of Hwy. 1 near Glacier National Park in Feb. 2018. (BC Transportation)

Trans Canada east of Revelstoke to be closed overnight

The highway will reopen at 10 a.m. Feb. 29

An avalanche triggered by crews engulfs a section of Hwy. 1 near Glacier National Park in Feb. 2018. (BC Transportation)
Vernon city Coun. Dalvir Nahal recently received death threats in the mail, but three months later she said she’s more angry than anything. (Stock photo)

‘Die!’: Vernon councillor mailed death threat

This story contains information that might be sensitive to some readers

Vernon city Coun. Dalvir Nahal recently received death threats in the mail, but three months later she said she’s more angry than anything. (Stock photo)
Archiving approximately a million materials could take up to two years, according to UBCO archivist Paige Hohmann. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Behind the scenes of turning newspapers into digital archives

Kelowna Capital News donated materials dating from 1980 to 2000

Archiving approximately a million materials could take up to two years, according to UBCO archivist Paige Hohmann. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
This yearling, now re-located up north, was spotted up a tree in Trail two weeks ago. This was one of many sightings called into BC Conservation the last week of January. (Submitted photo)

Kootenay cub wakes too early, re-located north to sanctuary

Yearling awakens too early from winter slumber, BC COs & volunteers move him from Trail to Smithers

This yearling, now re-located up north, was spotted up a tree in Trail two weeks ago. This was one of many sightings called into BC Conservation the last week of January. (Submitted photo)

Town of Golden begins negotiations to create new fire ‘hub’ at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

The resort is not allowed to expand until their is adequate fire services

The Arkells in Kelowna, B.C. (Dustin Betuzzi photo)

Canadian rock band The Arkells asks fans to subscribe to local news in T-shirt giveaway

Canadian rock band announced they’ll give away a free T-shirt to anyone who takes out a subscription

The Arkells in Kelowna, B.C. (Dustin Betuzzi photo)
While the due date for property taxes remains July 2, no one will be penalized until Oct. 1 under the new direction from council. (Claire Palmer- Golden Star)

Council ensures penalty date for unpaid property taxes extended to October 1

While the due date for property taxes remains Jule 2, no one will be penalized until October.

While the due date for property taxes remains July 2, no one will be penalized until Oct. 1 under the new direction from council. (Claire Palmer- Golden Star)
Smoky skies warning still in effect

Smoky skies warning still in effect

Smoke levels are expected to get serious

Smoky skies warning still in effect