April 28, 2020 - 10:30am
April 21, 2020 - 11:30am
April 21, 2020 - 11:15am

COVID-19 UPDATE

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is closely monitoring the information provided by Federal and Provincial agencies regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and is collaborating with other municipal governments to provide updates.

The TNRD will continue to take a proactive approach and has a business continuity plan which is being reviewed and enacted as the situation evolves. The Emergency Operations Centre will support the activation of the plan and respond if needed.

Prevention
For the health and safety of residents and TNRD staff, we strongly encourage the public and our clients to limit their in-person contact with TNRD staff to essential services only. Please visit our website, www.tnrd.ca, phone us at 250-377-8673 (toll-free 1-877-377-8673) or email admin@tnrd.ca.

At this time, the TNRD has closed all Library locations to the public. In addition, the Avola School House, Little Fort and Vavenby Community Halls have been shut down.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will make any appropriate adjustments as recommended and will ensure that the appropriate notifications are given to the public.

If you have flu-like symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider or call HealthLinkBC at 811 toll-free in BC (711 for the deaf and the hard of hearing toll-free in BC) and speak with a health service navigator. You can also use the newly launched BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool online: https://covid19.thrive.health/

The following websites provide the latest updates on the Coronavirus, as well as prevention and mitigation methods:

March 18, 2020 - 3:00pm

TNRD CIVIC BUILDING CLOSURE

Kamloops, BC - March 18, 2020 - Due to the rapidly changing situation around COVID-19, the Province of British Columbia has declared a State of Emergency. As a result, effective 4:30 p.m. March 18th we will be closing our offices in Kamloops to the public until further notice. Essential services will continue to be provided to our residents. These services include water, wastewater, eco-depot facilities and transfer stations. We are monitoring the situation and we are working to maintain other services as much as possible.

For documents related to Building and Planning, please email submissions as attachments if possible. If not possible due to size, call 250-377-2595 to make arrangements to drop off hard copies.

The health and safety of the public and our staff remain a top priority.

For general inquiries, call 250-377-8673 (toll-free 1-877-377-8673) or visit the website at www.tnrd.ca.

Media contact:

Randy Diehl, Chief Administrative Officer
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Tel.: 250-377-7055
Email: rdiehl@tnrd.ca

March 18, 2020 - 2:30pm

COVID-19 UPDATE: LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY HALL CLOSURES

Kamloops, BC - March 16, 2020 - As a result of the rapidly changing situation around COVID-19, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District will be closing all Library locations to the public beginning on Tuesday, March 17, until further notice.

Please note that Monday, March 16 will be the last day that customers can pick up holds or borrow books until Library locations reopen.

In addition, the Avola School House, Little Fort and Vavenby Community Halls will be shut down after this evening.

We’ve made these decision to support the overall health and wellness of our communities and for the safety of our customers and staff. Closing these public spaces is the responsible thing to do, and the best way to serve our patrons right now is to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.

We know that our library system is a critical resource for all ages, so we are taking steps to support our patrons during this temporary closure:

  • All book drops will be closed during this time. Please do not return library items during the closure period.
  • All due dates will be extended until Tuesday, April 29 and fines are waived during the closure period.
  • All of our digital content, including eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, video streaming, eLearning, is available 24/7 online. Visit the tnrl.ca website for all digital content.

The health and safety of our patrons and staff is our top priority. For more information, go to www.tnrd.ca.

The TNRD will continue to monitor the news and recommendations of health officials and will take additional steps as needed.

If you are feeling sick, please stay at home and take care of yourself. We want everyone to stay healthy!

If you have flu-like symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider. Or call HealthLinkBC at 811 toll-free in BC (711 for the deaf and the hard of hearing toll-free in BC) and speak with a health service navigator.

The following websites provide the latest updates on the Coronavirus, as well as prevention and mitigation methods:

March 17, 2020 - 5:30pm
March 17, 2020 - 5:30pm