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by The Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Aug 18 2021

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League announced in a media release Wednesday that the Spokane Braves will not participate in the 2021/22 season.

The KIJHL said the decision comes as the result of continued uncertainty surrounding travel between Canada and the United States due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Aug 17 2021

A new voice takes over as the top school official in the region, but the message as it pertains to COVID-19 remains the same.

Trish Smillie enters the School District No. 8 family as the new superintendent of schools/chief executive officer, taking the reins during a still difficult time as pandemic protocols and restrictions — and the threat of a fourth wave — continue to swirl.

by Interior Health Authority on Monday Aug 16 2021

Interior Health will host drop-in immunization clinics in the Nelson and Castlegar areas for anyone who has not yet received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, or anyone who received their first dose more than 28 days ago.

People can walk-up, register and receive their first or second COVID-19 vaccine.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Aug 16 2021

A proposal to rezone a former North Shore school property for industrial use as a new manufacturing company has met some resistance by the neighbourhood and the resident First Nation.

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 16 2021

Extinction Rebellion West Kootenay once again expressed its concerns over old growth logging, targeting the office of Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson.

Saturday a collection of Kootenay residents fed up with the NDP’s “talk and log” policy congregated in front of MLA Anderson's office.

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Aug 16 2021

Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) announced Monday in a media release its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that will require all players, bench staff and on-ice officials to be fully vaccinated prior to the start of the league's 2021/22 regular season on October 1st.

by Southeast Fire Centre on Sunday Aug 15 2021

Three wildfires burning south of the United States border may be visible from communities in the Southeast Fire Centre including Grand Forks, Midway, Rock Creek and surrounding areas.

Winds in northeast Washington state where these fires are burning are pushing the fires south, away from the border. There is no threat to Canadian communities or values from these fires at present.

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 13 2021

The Area Restriction that was established around the B-Flat Peak wildfire north of Lardeau near Glacier Creek on August 3, 2021, has been rescinded.

The BC Wildfire Service said Friday in a media release with the downturn in weather and reduced fire activity, there is no need at this time to restrict public access to the area.