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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Sep 16 2020

Another cabinet minister in the John Horgan BC New Democrat Party has decided not to seek re-election in the next provincial election.

Nelson-Creston MLA and Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness, Michelle Mungall, has decided to take a step back from politics.

by Trail Champion on Wednesday Sep 16 2020

On Sept. 3, an officer with the Roving Traffic Unit stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Hwy 22 near Trail. During the interaction with the two occupants, the officer became suspicious of their behaviour and detained the pair for a drug trafficking investigation and informed them of their rights.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Sep 16 2020

In a recent media release, the Nakusp RCMP confirmed that the 54-year-old man reported missing has been located, and he is safe and sound.

The RCMP thanks the media and public for assisting in bringing this file to a satisfactory conclusion.

RCMP launch search for missing Nelson man

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 15 2020

Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) said in a media release Tuesday for the second consecutive day based on the recommendation from BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), there is a reduction of the number of properties under Evacuation Alert due to the Talbott Creek Wildfire (N51250).

by Michael Jessen on Monday Sep 14 2020

“Every breath is a sacrament, an essential ritual.” – David Suzuki

Heard any good jokes about clean air lately?

How about clean air portrayed in novels, plays, movies, television, paintings, or songs?

Given how important breathing is to humans, isn’t it strange that clean air gets so little exposure in our popular culture?

by The Conversation on Sunday Sep 13 2020

By Luke  Montrose, for The Conversation

If I dare to give the coronavirus credit for anything, I would say it has made people more conscious of the air they breathe.

A friend texted me recently after going for a jog in the foothills near Boise, Idaho, writing: “My lungs are burning … explain what’s happening!!!”

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 13 2020

Environment Canada said Regions of BC highlighted on the map below, including the West Kootenay, Boundary, are being impacted or are likely to be impacted by wildfire smoke over the next 24 to 72 hours.

Environment Canada said smoke impacts will continue but improve across southern regions of the province today.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 13 2020

Thick layers of smoke blanketing the region is hampering BC Wildfire crews fighting the Talbott Creek fire near Winlaw in the Slocan Valley.

BC Wildfire Service said Saturday afternoon (September 12), a thick layer of smoke started to blanket the fire area and as a result of poor visibility, aviation resources were unable to fly as late into the day as they have on previous days.