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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.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Sep 11 2020

Nelson Police Department is asking the public for assistance in the search for Nelson resident Cory Westcott, who has not been heard from since the morning of September 1, 2020 (Tuesday).

In a media release Friday, Nelson Police said Westcott 5’10” and weighs approximately 200 pounds with shave brown hair and brown eyes. He also has numerous tattoos.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Sep 11 2020

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is stepping up its response to COVID-19 pandemic by requiring non-medical masks or face coverings when entering and moving through all common areas of indoor recreation facilities, except when exercising or performing physical activity.

The RDCK made the announcement Friday. The face mask requirement begins Monday, September 14, 2020.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Sep 11 2020

The Interior Health Authority is advising the public of another possible COVID-19 outbreak in Kelowna.

In a media release Friday, Interior Health said it is advising several individuals who attended a private party at Hotel Zed in the early hours of September 7 that they may have been exposed to COVID-19.

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