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August 2020
By Contributor on Friday Aug 07 2020

On Aug. 28, the Kootenay Gallery will open the first two new exhibitions in our post-Covid shutdown schedule. The two shows share a theme of the domestic from a feminine perspective. The East Gallery will feature the art of one of the West Kootenay’s premier artists, Susan Andrews Grace. In the West Gallery, a retrospective of the late Winlaw artist, Ann Swanson Gross will be offered.

By Trail Champion on Friday Aug 07 2020

Trail RCMP are reporting a busy August long weekend, and reminding the public that there are rules around the use of fireworks

By Trail Champion on Friday Aug 07 2020

Police are urging anyone with information about a series of arson fires to come forward.

Over the August long weekend, the Trail and Greater District RCMP and Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue responded to a series of what they believe to be deliberately set fires in the area of Marsh Creek Road in Fruitvale, BC.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Aug 06 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 47 new cases, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 3,881 cases in British Columbia.

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Aug 06 2020

The Trail RCMP detachment commander is warning the public that it is unnacceptable to sell your family members online, for real or in jest.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 06 2020

In a media release Thursday, BC Transit, in alignment with TransLink and other transportation agencies, are proceeding with mandatory use of face coverings on buses in BC Transit communities across the Province as of August 24, 2020.

Accommodations will be permitted for children under the age of 5 and those that cannot wear a face covering for health reasons.

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Aug 06 2020

The Slocan Lake RCMP is asking anyone who may have witnessed a drowning in the Slocan River on the evening Aug. 5 to contact them.

On August 5, 2020 at approximately 5:40 pm, Slocan Lake RCMP responded to a complaint of a person drowning in the Slocan River, roughly 1.5 km North West of Winlaw, BC.

By Contributor on Wednesday Aug 05 2020

[Editor’s Note:  This is a very long article which supplies answers that such activists as young  Greta Thunberg have been criticized for not providing – even though she has repeatedly said, “Listen to the scientists!” – and she has also provided many of the answers suggested here.

By David Suzuki on Wednesday Aug 05 2020

When we started the David Suzuki Foundation in 1990, we implemented a four-day, 34-hour workweek. Staff consistently say it’s made their lives better, giving them time to rest, pursue other interests, explore nature, volunteer, enjoy the company of family and friends, and so much more.  

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.