Starting September 14th, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) will require you to wear non-medical masks or face coverings in recreation facilities. There are some exceptions to this requirement – masks are not required when:
Exercising or performing physical activity
A medical professional has said that wearing a mask may pose a health risk to or impair an individual
Wearing a mask would create a health or safety risk to the wearer as determined by federal, provincial or local regulators or Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) guidelines
An individual is physically unable to put on or take off the mask without assistance
An individual has trouble breathing or cannot remove the mask without help
An individual is deaf or hard of hearing and relies on facial and mouth movements to receive communication
An individual is a baby or toddler under two years of age
Hey everyone, Della B. was inspired to write a kids picture book called Gus Gets Going by our friend Josh (her son) and his good experience with kindergarten — and, not only that, but her book was featured on CBC news! Way to go!
If you want to find out more about Gus Gets Going, check out it out on CBC news or request it from your local library.
Hey everyone, PivotPoint’s groups and activities are open for registration. They are offering a variety of activities and groups both online and in person (in some regions), including fitness, art, cooking, video games, dance, outdoor adventures, novel studies, and creative writing. Learn more on their group activities page, or visit their calendar page to register. Autism Funding can be applied to any of the groups.
The Prime Minister has announced that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will be extended by 8 weeks. Previously, this benefit was available for a maximum of 16 weeks. Check out coverage of the announcement here.
As thing start to open up after the worst of the COVID-19 crisis is over, here are some frequently asked questions that CLBC put together regarding the people we serve and their families. Check it out here.