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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!”  ...

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.

In...

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.

On July 30, shortly before 3:30 p.m., Columbia Valley RCMP received information that a man had been suddenly swept down river after he entered the water in an effort to rescue his dog. The man was recreating with his...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 02 2020

The Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Sunday that BC Wildfire Service staff has has been responding to multiple lightning-caused wildfire starts in the region, with the Arrow, Boundary, Columbia and Cranbrook zones seeing fire ignitions during the last 48 hours.

The Southeast Fire Centre said with these thunderstorm cells carrying minimal rain, it is expected that more fires...

by Province of British Columbia on Saturday Aug 01 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 50 new cases, including five epi-linked cases, for a total of 3,641 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 278 active cases of COVID-...

by Interior Health Authority on Saturday Aug 01 2020

Statement by Interior Health regarding the ongoing COVID-19 situation within the health authority:

July long weekend was a reminder that COVID-19 is still in our communities and can spread quickly if we are not respecting public health guidance, especially around gatherings.

The increases in Kelowna started with a relatively small number of positive...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 31 2020

The City of Nelson has issued a swim advisory Thursday, July 30th for Lakeside Beach at Rotary Lakeside Park.

City staff said testing indicates the current bacterial counts at the beach located next to the Big Orange Bridge on the waters of Kootenay Lake exceed Health Canada guidelines for recreational water quality.

The swim advisory is in effect until further notice.

For...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 30 2020

In a media release Thursday, Interior Health is reporting that there are four (4) additional COVID-19 cases since last report Wednesday, now for a 360 total in region since the start of the pandemic.

Interior Health said previously, the Kelowna cluster investigation counts were based on cases linked to businesses or gatherings in Kelowna, primarily downtown.

Currently IH is...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 30 2020

ANKORS (AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society) in Nelson has issued at Drug Alert for the Heritage City.

The Drug Alert, issued Wednesday, July 28, 2020, comes after extremely toxic drugs have led to overdoses in the community.

“Extremely toxic concentrations of fentanyl in light yellow pebble — overdoses reported,” the ANKORS press release said.

"There have...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 30 2020

The Heat Warning forecasted by Environment Canada for much of BC was expected to cool by Friday.

However, it appears most of the province, including the Boundary, West Kootenay, Slocan/Arrow Lakes and Kootenay Lake will see hot conditions through most of the  BC Holiday weekend.

A strong ridge of high pressure remains over the southern interior of British Columbia leading to hot...

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