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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 22 2020

There has been a drug alert issued for Nelson by ANKORS after overdose has been reported due to toxic concentrations of fentanyl in the area.

“Extremely Toxic Concentrations of Fentanyl in Light Green powdered or pebbly substance (has been reported),” the ANKORS drug alert said.

“There have been recent reports of overdose associated with this substance in the Nelson Area.”

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 22 2020

Interior Health said in a media release Wednesday that further testing of individuals has identified an additional location in Kelowna where individuals may have been exposed to COVID-19.

by Trail Champion on Wednesday Jul 22 2020

No one was injured in a three-car crash in front of 799 Victoria Street (McDonald's) yesterday afternoon, according to Trail RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

He said the call came in at 12:10 p.m.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 22 2020

Nelson Police said in a media release Wednesday, the 55-year-old Abbotsford Police Officer who tried to intervene in a street incident last week in the Heritage City has died from his injuries.

Nelson Police responded to the report of a disturbance in the on Thursday, July 16 on Baker Street, where officers found a seriously injured male.

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 21 2020

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Friday, July 24, 2020, both Category 2 and Category 3 fires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction, which includes the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District and the Selkirk Natural Resource District.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 21 2020

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is re-opening fitness centres in the region — Castlegar, Creston and Nelson — beginning Monday, July 27 the local government said Tuesday in a media release.

However, fitness enthusiasts need to have a bit of an organized schedule as the facilities are only available through advance bookings, with no drop-in patrons allowed.

by RDKB on Monday Jul 20 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has entered into an agreement with the BC Wildfire Service authorizing use of the Christina Lake Dog Park at the south end of Swanson Road for chainsaw training to remove dangerous trees and accumulated deadfall on July 21 and 22.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 20 2020

The Shambhala Electronic Music Festival was forced to cancel its 2020 event at its wilderness location outside Salmo due to the novel coronavirus — COVID-19.

Now the popular festival has hit the pause button on its 2020 virtual event, set for July 23-25 after several women recently came forward on social media to make sexual assault allegations against one of its artists.