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August 2020
By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 05 2020

The West Kootenay/Boundary experienced some of the warmest temperatures of the year during the latter stages of July said Jesse Ellis, Weather Forecaster at the Southeast Fire Centre.

In the monthly weather synopsis, Ellis said the last week of July was hot, but not a record-breaker.

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Aug 04 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 providing case updates for four 24-hour reporting periods.

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Aug 04 2020

The B.C. government has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response.

By The Conversation on Tuesday Aug 04 2020

By Sara F.L. Kirk, Angela Alberga, and Shelly Russell-Mayhew, in The Conversation    

By Interior Health Authority on Tuesday Aug 04 2020

Interior Health (IH) is opening a new COVID-19 testing and assessment centre in downtown Kelowna today, providing more access for testing to people who may have been exposed to positive cases in the community.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Aug 03 2020

Nelson Police said two people escaped serious injury after wind gusts at the Nelson Airport sent a light airplane crashing into the Wholesale Club parking lot Monday morning.

Nelson Police the crash happen at 9:26 a.m. when a plane was attempting to land at the Nelson Airport next two Lakeside Drive and across from the Wholesale Club grocery store.

By Sara Golling on Monday Aug 03 2020

Recent ongoing media revelations of abusive, discriminatory  and deadly police practices across Canada, coupled with reports of numerous racist killings and hyper-militarized police actions from south of the border, have led some to demand “defund the police!”  Other

By Dick Cannings MP on Monday Aug 03 2020

I recently spent a week touring through the South Okanagan-West Kootenay, meeting elected officials and constituents as well as enjoying the lakes, rivers and mountains that make this such a wonderful place to live.  Now that COVID restrictions have been lifted somewhat, I was able to chat with people over coffee at picnic table patios in the first really fine weather of the summer.

By Castlegar Source on Sunday Aug 02 2020

On Aug. 1, shortly after 10pm, an officer in a marked police car was flagged down by a victim who reported someone had just stolen his E-Bike (battery assisted mountain bike) in Kelowna.

The suspect allegedly made attempts to evade police, and rode to a well-known pedestrian and bike trail known as the "Rail Trail".

By Castlegar Source on Sunday Aug 02 2020

RCMP and local search and rescue crews completed another day searching the Kootenay River after a man was swept away Thursday afternoon, while attempting to rescue his dog.