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by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Apr 20 2020

Nelson Police Department believe a man has died of a street drug overdose Sunday at the park near the corner of Hendryx and Baker Street.

Police said dispatch received to a call for medical assistance on Sunday, April 19th for an unresponsive male at the Hendryx Street Park.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 20 2020

There's been another casualty due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organizers of the Pride weekend have been forced to cancel the always-popular Pride Parade as Kootenay Pride announced there will be no application for a parade permit this summer.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 20 2020

Two adults were arrested following a traffic stop Saturday by an E-Division Roving Traffic member on Highway 3/6 outside of Salmo a RCMP media release said Monday.

Police said on April 18, 2020 at 3 p.m., a RCMP E-Division Roving Traffic member along with a Salmo General Duty member conducted a vehicle stop near Salmo.

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Apr 20 2020

An ancient Chinese curse says, “May you live in interesting times.”

Trail RCMP certainly are, as they deal with not only the impacts of a global pandemic, but also at least two men who appear to be excessively comfortable with nudity, according to Trail RCMP top cop Mike Wicentowich.

by Michael Jessen on Sunday Apr 19 2020

“What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well. It helps men to rise above themselves.” – Dr. Rieux, a character in the novel The Plague by Albert Camus

We are living in a time of radical uncertainty. Almost nothing is as it was before.

by Dan Kraus on Saturday Apr 18 2020

COVID-19 has brought us unprecedented health and economic challenges. It will test the resolve and resiliency of each Canadian and our nation. Crises have a way of unveiling truths, flaws and misconceptions in any society. Our immediate crisis is reinforcing the importance of family, community, health care and food security.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 16 2020

In a media release Thursday, Interior Health said a staff member of Kootenay Street Village (KSV) in Cranbrook has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

The Interior Health release said the staff member is in self-isolation at home and no residents have been affected to date.

by Letters to the editor on Thursday Apr 16 2020

Dear editor,

The tragedy of this pandemic has inadvertently become a important opportunity for our society to slow down and think carefully about how we live. Before this event we were struggling with another deadly situation albeit one that is occuring much more slowly and is not as obvious or immediate in our perception but still one that needs major attention.