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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jun 12 2020

Nelson Fire Rescue Services continued to deal with a very busy week deluged with calls, including another structure fire Thursday (June 11) in a building at 602 Josephine Street filled with local businesses.

The Josephine Street call came at 5:21 p.m. of a fire report in the ceiling area...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 11 2020

Nelson Fire Rescue continues to battle a structure fire in the 600 Block of Josephine Street.

Flames from the fire, starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., have now blown through the roof of the building the houses Divine Alchemy Tattoos, Busaba Thai Cafe and Aldo's Cleaners and Laundry Service.

More coverage as soon as it becomes available.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 11 2020

Environment Canada issued a Severe Thunderstorm warning for Boundary, West Kootenay, Kootenay Lake and Okanagan Valley Thursday.

Environment Canada said conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and torrential rain.

“Severe thunderstorms may develop south of the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jun 10 2020

Fires, a water rescue, an elderly female dealing with a cardiac arrest along with a traffic accident kept first responders busy over the past few days Nelson Fire Rescue said in a media release Wednesday.

“We have seen some very serious incidents take place over the past day or so,” said Nelson Fire Chief Len MacCharles.

“Along with a number of medical first...

by City of Castlegar on Wednesday Jun 10 2020

The City has delayed property tax penalties of 10 per cent until Oct. 1, 2020 for those who need more time to pay, providing important and timely relief to those struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. This opportunity is available to all residential and commercial taxpayers who are unable to make their payment on the July 2, 2020 due date.

The City strongly encourages residents to pay...

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Jun 10 2020

The B.C. government has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response.

“As we continue to slowly and carefully reopen our economy, British Columbians are starting to see aspects of...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 10 2020

At 10:59:42 hours on Friday June 5, 2020, the Castlegar Fire Department (CFD) responded to a report of a residential structure fire with heavy black smoke and flames showing.

Command 1 and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 09 2020

In separate media releases, Regional Districts in the Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary announced the lifting all evacuation alerts in their respective areas Tuesday.

In the RDKB, the Emergency Operations Centre rescinded an evacuation alert for 1136 properties affecting about 2200 people in the Boundary from Carmi on the West Kettle River to Christina Lake, leaving no properties...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 09 2020

The sound of sirens filled the Heritage City Tuesday morning as first responders raced to a report of a house fire in the 300 block of Chatham Street, off Nelson Avenue.

Nelson Fire Rescue in a media release said the Fire Hall received a report of a house on fire with flames being seen from neighbouring streets as people headed to work. Smoke could be seen by early morning golfers at...

by The Conversation on Tuesday Jun 09 2020

By Karen foster, for The Conversation

Like any crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity to rethink how we do things.

As we near the 100-day mark since the pandemic was declared, one area getting a significant attention is the workplace, where...

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