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

Ministry of Education rolls out new tool for school

MP Morrison touts non-partisan effort to provide relief amid COVID-19 pandemic

The federal government has announced a slew of economic initiatives for those impacted by the pandemic

Frontline workers receiving COVID-19 isolation exemptions prompt concerns

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

City of Fernie responds to COVID-19 pandemic

The city has taken several steps to support residents and business owners at this time

Elk Valley seniors aren’t alone in facing COVID-19

A number of services have popped up throughout town to support seniors during the pandemic

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Mental health in the time of COVID-19

Taking care of our mental health is just as important as protecting our physical health

Elk Valley COVID Support Team helps residents cope

The group was started by Mountainside Community Church which has campuses in Fernie and Sparwood

Local businesses feeling the effects of COVID-19

With shops and services throughout B.C. closing their doors, local economies may be hit hard

Food bank and Fernie Fresh offering alternatives to bare grocery shelves

It’s almost business as usual for the two essential food service providers amidst COVID-19

Fernie holds on to hope in midst of COVID-19

Communities in the Elk Valley are coming together with various initiatives to support one another

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

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

MP Morrison urges disclosure of communities with positive COVID-19 cases

Kootenay-Columbia parliamentarian says he has reached out to the province for clarity

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

First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Invermere

Invermere’s first case of COVID-19 is affiliated with the Rockies hockey team

Save-On-Foods temporarily bans reusable shopping bags, suspends bottle returns due to COVID-19

It has also limited its operating hours and implemented special shopping hour for seniors

Nelson dentist petitions province to order shut-down of all dental offices

David Alfaro says current COVID-19 recommendation doesn’t go far enough

Castlegar couple stranded in Ecuador

Closed borders and travel limitations keep Joanne Jordan and Larry Skilling in Ecuador.

Teck responds to COVID-19 pandemic

The company is making alterations to their operations and offices