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By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 31 2020

The City of Nelson has issued a swim advisory Thursday, July 30th for Lakeside Beach at Rotary Lakeside Park.

City staff said testing indicates the current bacterial counts at the beach located next to the Big Orange Bridge on the waters of Kootenay Lake exceed Health Canada guidelines for recreational water quality.

The swim advisory is in effect until further notice.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 30 2020

In a media release Thursday, Interior Health is reporting that there are four (4) additional COVID-19 cases since last report Wednesday, now for a 360 total in region since the start of the pandemic.

Interior Health said previously, the Kelowna cluster investigation counts were based on cases linked to businesses or gatherings in Kelowna, primarily downtown.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 30 2020

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

The Drug Alert, issued Wednesday, July 28, 2020, comes after extremely toxic drugs have led to overdoses in the community.

“Extremely toxic concentrations of fentanyl in light yellow pebble — overdoses reported,” the ANKORS press release said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 30 2020

The Heat Warning forecasted by Environment Canada for much of BC was expected to cool by Friday.

However, it appears most of the province, including the Boundary, West Kootenay, Slocan/Arrow Lakes and Kootenay Lake will see hot conditions through most of the  BC Holiday weekend.

By Contributor on Thursday Jul 30 2020

It turns out Const. Scarecrow is worth his weight in metal; the pilot project is now over and an academic study has validated his success.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 30 2020

No more going-through-the-Canada/U.S.-border-and-zigzagging-through-the-Great-White-North for Americans after Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is announced Thursday that as of July 31, 2020, at 12:01 am PDT stricter rules and additional entry conditions will be imposed on travellers transiting through Canada to Alaska for a non-discretionary purpose.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jul 29 2020

In response to the July 21, 2020 presentation by West Kootenay People for Racial Justice, the Nelson Police Board issued the following statement:

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Jul 29 2020

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

"Today, we are announcing 41 new cases for a total of 3,562 cases in British Columbia. This includes a data correction from yesterday.

By The Conversation on Wednesday Jul 29 2020

By Holly Clermont, from The Conversation

When my kids were little, we would play a game during the TV commercials.

What was the main message, I would ask. To whom was it targeted? Did you find it convincing? Why or why not?

By The Narwhal on Wednesday Jul 29 2020

By Ben Parfitt, in The Narwhal

Provincial investigators found companies weren’t fully compliant with regulations 70 per cent of the time in the five years since a digital database of shipments was replaced with paper files shoved in cardboard boxes.