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September 2020
By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 24 2020

The BC Wildfire Service said in a media release Thursday, that effective at noon Pacific Time on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, Category 2 open burning prohibitions will be rescinded throughout the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction (which includes the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District and the Selkirk Natural Resource District), due to decreased wildfire risk.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 24 2020

ANKORS (AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society) in Nelson has issued at Drug Alert for the Heritage City.

ANKORS said the Drug Alert, issued Thursday, September 24, 2020, comes after extremely toxic drugs have led to overdoses in the community.

By City of Trail on Thursday Sep 24 2020

 The City of Trail is pleased to announce the Trail Regional Airport (YZZ) will receive $65,000 in grant funding from the BC Air Access Program towards the purchase and installation of an Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS). The complete system will cost $90,000 and the City will fund the remaining $25,000 as part of the City’s approved 2020 Capital Budget.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Sep 24 2020

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

“Today, we are announcing 148 new cases, including 12 epi-linked cases, for a total of 8,543 cases in British Columbia.

By City of Castlegar on Thursday Sep 24 2020

The Millennium Park ponds and washroom facilities will close for the season Monday, September 28.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Sep 24 2020

Halloween is a favourite holiday for many locals (myself included), but Covid-19 has brought a chillingly real kind of fear to the festivities.

Does this mean we have to cancel Halloween altogether? Will this year be only a ghost of Halloweens past?

By The Narwhal on Wednesday Sep 23 2020

The NDP rose to power in 2017 vowing to take action on climate change, old-growth logging, the Trans Mountain pipeline, endangered species and more. Three years in, The Narwhal examines how the government has fared on the environment

By Sarah Cox, for The Narwhal

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Sep 23 2020

They know the feeling of being a long way from home, that’s why a group of South Korean moms who attend Selkirk College are reaching out with kindness to the latest cohort of international students arriving to the West Kootenay.

By The Conversation on Wednesday Sep 23 2020

By Kathryn Harrison and Anna Kanduth, for The Conversation

By Contributor on Wednesday Sep 23 2020

The BC Coroners Service has published updated reports on illicit drug toxicity deaths and fentanyl-detected drug deaths to the end of August 2020, with 147 illicit drug toxicity deaths reported in the month.