Columbia Valley Community & Economic Support Team
COVID-19 Update - April 17th, 2020
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Dr. Bonnie Henry announces: "We have flattened that curve," after revealing new modelling of B.C.'s COVID-19 situation. The province's preparation for worst case scenarios did not come to pass and measures to limit disease transmission have been effective.

A wonderful reminder that our sacrifices will pay off in the end.
An uplifting video from Destination BC. For now we pause, stay in, and dream of later. The more we do today, the sooner we can all #exploreBC again.

Do we know how you are operating?
By now your businesses has created an official statement on your website and social media. In an effort to centralize communication from your business to our visitors, municipalities and local community members, Please quickly submit your information below. It only takes a second... Maybe two...

Parks closed until at least May 31, 2020.
The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is top priority.
Parks Canada is following the advice of public health experts and taking steps to support the Government of Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and reduce risks to visitors, employees, and other users of Parks Canada spaces. All Parks Canada facilities are temporarily closed, all visitor services and all motor vehicle access by visitors are suspended until further notice.

Small Business BC has created a Marketplace - make sure your business is listed!
We believe this is a time for the BC community to come together to support your local small businesses. Check out some of the amazing small businesses still operating in the Province - we encourage you to buy local to make sure your favourite shops and businesses are there next year.

The Latest Snapshot   from the Regional District of East Kootenay
A staff member of Kootenay Street Village in Cranbrook has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The staff member is in self-isolation at home. No residents have been affected to date. The risk of exposure to residents from this case is assessed to be low. Interior Health and the operator are taking steps to protect the health of all staff, individuals in care and families... Read All About It!
BINGO! An awesome way to think, shop & support local businesses.
Play the 'Rally The Valley' BINGO Competition and win huge prize packages stuffed full of goodies!

  • Download or view your BINGO card here: 
  • Choose a line from the BINGO card you want to complete.
  • Once completed, post on Facebook how you completed the BINGO card line, include photos/videos if you have them!
Can you be of help in your spare time? Do you need help but not sure who to ask?
Please visit   Volunteer Columbia Valley  website to register. Should you have any questions on this, please email , or
call 250-688-0529.
An opportunity to have your voice heard and help our government make informed choices
Canadian Chamber and Statistics Canada create one of the largest business conditions surveys in Canadian history; the Chamber sends out a call to action for all businesses amid COVID-19.

As Canada rises to the challenge of COVID-19, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Statistics Canada have created a new weapon: time-sensitive data about what businesses are going through and how they are planning for the eventual recovery

The new survey will be in the field this week and collect data on how businesses are currently coping with COVID-19, but the survey may be repeated in the coming weeks, depending on how the situation progresses.

The survey will be an invaluable tool for government to understand what businesses are going through during the shutdown, but also going forward as we recover and return to growth.
A brand new website to help Canadian businesses navigate the COVID-19 reality and prepare for recovery.
The Government of Canada, and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome you to the Canadian Business Resilience Network, where you’ll find the latest information, tools and resources businesses need to make it through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Canadian Government wants to know how to best serve you.

Radium Dining Spotlight!
Horsethief Pub and Eatery
They use only the freshest ingredients in all of their food, from their Pasta and Rice dishes to their Pub Classics, you are sure to be satisfied.

Helna's Stube
They specialize in delicacies straight from Austria and surrounding areas.
Their appetizers, entrées and desserts are an ever-changing variety of delicious treats. They take a great deal of pride in their business and their motto is, “For the love of fine food.”

Old Salzburg Restaurant
Starting this weekend, you can once again choose from a variety of Schnitzels, steaks, homemade Spaetztle (pasta), salads, seafood, and mouthwatering desserts. Dinner time takeout only

Big Horn Cafe
They are still cooking up delicious, fresh baked goods and you could get your hands on them by pick up or delivery during their regular business hours 6 am to 4.30 pm.

Whats your business up to? Engage with us and become a HEADLINE
Get the answers you need directly from the source!
The Columbia Valley Community & Economic Support Team meets regularly each week and are tackling our Valley's challenges head on!

They understand that everyone has a unique story during this time and they are available to answer your questions. So whats on your mind?

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