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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 31 2020

For the second time in just over a year Trustee Allan Gribbin is facing “censure” by the Kootenay Lake School Board.

The Board of School District No. 8, Kootenay Lake, announced the decision to censure Trustee Gribbin Monday in a media release following a closed meeting Tuesday, August 25th.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 30 2020

Nelson Fire & Rescue Services said the cause of grass fire Sunday afternoon on Lakeside Drive near the Nelson Airport remains under investigation.

In a media release, Nelson Fire & Rescue said firefighters responded to numerous 911 calls shortly after 3 p.m. reporting a spreading fire in the grass in the 200 block of Lakeside Drive.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 28 2020

The COVID-19 information most of the public in West Kootenay/Boundary wanted to hear was released Thursday by the BC Public Health Office on the BC Centre of Disease Control website.

During Thursday’s COVID-19 briefing, Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC’s provincial health officer, released the latest information for communities across the province.

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 27 2020

This week, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is holding a virtual event encouraging people to observe nature and learn more about habitats and species in their backyards and neighbourhoods.

NCC’s Big Backyard BioBlitz is part of the non-profit organization’s mandate to connect Canadians with nature.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 27 2020

 The Talbot Creek Wildfire, which has grown to an estimated size of 323 hectares, experienced minimal growth overnight Wednesday the BC Wildfire Service website said.

“The minimal growth occurred within control lines,” BC Wildfire Service said.

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 27 2020

By Greg Utzig, M.Sc., Nelson, BC

Like many people in the Columbia Basin, I recently received an invitation to comment on the Columbia Basin Trust’s Draft Strategic Plan 2020-2022. As a long-time resident and a scientist who’s worked on climate change-related projects in the Basin, some funded by CBT, I was stunned by what I read. And by what I didn’t read.

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Aug 27 2020

The Ministry of Education outlined its back to school plans for K-12 families are now posted for all 60 school districts, allowing parents and families can prepare to support their children for a safe return to the classroom.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 27 2020

The hours and minutes are winding down for the Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society’s goal of raising $180,000 by August 31, 2020 to be put toward purchasing 49 hectares of land slated to be logged lands directly above Cottonwood Lake, located south of Nelson.

The $180,000 was a figure goal set to begin negotiations with landowner the land purchase.

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