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We have good news tonight Creston - earlier today Premier John Horgan authorized a special essential service “eggs-emption” for the Easter Bunny! This exemption will allow the Easter Bunny to travel freely into and throughout the Province.

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As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, there were 1,291 identified COVID-19 cases in B.C. For the third day in a row, we have zero new cases in the Interior.

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One new case of COVID-19 in the Idaho Panhandle today brings the total cases to 45, with 42 cases confirmed in Kootenai County and three in Bonner County.

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Effective at noon Pacific time Thursday, April 16, most open burning activities will be prohibited throughout British Columbia to reduce the likelihood of human-caused wildfires, although campfires will still be allowed.

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Today marks the 15th COVID update on Facebook, and we have come so far in only two weeks. From a place of complete panic to seeing some evidence that our efforts to maintain social distancing is paying off.

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Any business, school, organization or agency with news of a COVID-19 related closure or postponement in Lincoln County, Montana, Boundary County Idaho or the Kootenay Region of British Columbia is encouraged to message notices here, email them to mikew@kootenaivalleytimes.com or call (208) 2…

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The Centers for Disease Control reports 277,205 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today in the U.S. and a cumulative total of 6,593 deaths, Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, Baltimore, shows 311,301 confirmed cases in the U.S., 14,694 recovered and 8,476 deaths as of 5:21 p.m. Eastern today.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced an investment of $100 million to improve access to food for Canadians facing social, economic, and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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With over a million people around the globe suffering COVID-19, more and more people with the sniffles or a cough wonder if it could be ... and wonder at what point they should take their symptoms seriously and when and how they should seek a test or medical attention.

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The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Authority has closed the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area to the public until further notice to protect visitors and staff and to slow the transmission of COVID-19.

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“Grandma: I’m in the hospital, sick, please wire money right away.” “Grandpa: I’m stuck overseas, please send money.” Grandparent scams can take a new twist – and a new sense of urgency – in these days of Coronavirus.

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Road conditions across the region are reported slick; give yourself extra time as you set out this morning and use extra caution as you drive in. We see about half an inch of snow on Bonners Ferry's South Hill and deputies report slick conditions in the south half of Boundary County.

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To date, there have been 107 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health. As of 3:00 p.m. on March 31, there were 1,013 identified cases in BC.

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Venus – the brightest planet – blazes mightily in the western sky after sunset, starting out the month in close conjunction with the Pleiades star cluster. It’s the only bright planet to light up these April evenings all month long.

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It has been a month like no other at KootenaiValleyTimes. Previously our highest months for hits was six-million, an astonishing figure. Here are the hit counts for March, 2020, and on behalf of all of us to all of you, thank you!

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To date, there have been 94 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health. As of 1:30 p.m. on March 30, there were 970 identified cases in B.C., an increase of 86 cases.

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Staying at home right now is hard, especially if you have kids. The Pearl Theater and Missoula Children's Theatre have a solution: Get ready to put on a theatrical production in your own home!

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Creston, as we move into the weekend remember that you are the most valuable asset we have in managing any emergency. If we work together, we can stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

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As of 3 p.m. Thursday, March 26, there were 725 identified cases in B.C. To date, there have been 62 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health. This is an increase of 21 cases reported in just one day.

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Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, is using extraordinary powers under a state of provincial emergency to keep British Columbians safe, maintain essential goods and services, and support the Province’s ongoing response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Creston, we hope that you are taking the time visit with loved ones in new and creative ways. With all the emphasis on physical distancing it is so important we stay connected. Please note the following updates from the Town of Creston:

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Kamloops RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Jody Loos. Jody was last seen in early March. She hasn’t been in contact with family or friends since then.

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Coronavirus responses have severely impacted the U.S. blood supply as Vitalant and other blood centers across the country are struggling to maintain stable inventories.

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Creston, thank you for all you are doing to follow the Provincial Medical Health Officer’s Orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19!

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The Government of Canada is supporting the country’s researchers as they do critical work to protect the health and safety of all Canadians, and people around the world, during the COVID-19 outbreak. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced support to quickly mobilize Canadian researche…

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The COVID-19 crisis has left many homeowners in Canada without a job or with reduced hours and wondering how to pay their mortgage. Homeowners facing financial stress may be eligible for a mortgage payment deferral up to six months to help ease the financial burden.

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To Boundary County, Idaho, Lincoln County, Montana, and Kootenay Region, British Columbia, restaurants going to take-out only through the COVID-19 pandemic: Send me your menu and I'll post them in special KVT Restaurant Sections by region for free for as long as the shutdown lasts!

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