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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 27 2020

Nelson Fire & Rescue said a decorative globe concentrating the sun’s rays onto the wooden railing was the cause of a small fire in Fairview Sunday afternoon.

In a media release, Nelson Fire & Rescue responded to the fire at 3:25 p.m. after it was reported that flames and smoke coming from a Fairview house. 

“The fire originated on the deck, burning parts of the wooden...

by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jul 27 2020

BC RCMP officers in Grand Forks arrested a Washington State man, who led police on a two and a half hour float chase, down the Kettle River Friday.

"This was an exceptional response from many involved including the Grand Forks and Midway officers who tracked the male for 2.5 hours, the Grand Forks Fire Department, BC Emergency Health Services and local...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 27 2020

By Edward Xie and Danyaal Raza, from the Broadbent Institute Blog page

People are struggling. As front-line workers in emergency rooms, isolation shelters and clinics, we see how the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated health and livelihoods. We’ve witnessed the toll that the last several months has taken on workers, families, and...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 27 2020

Creston RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are now investigating after the remains of a missing Lethbridge Alberta man were located in the Moyie River late Monday morning.

Lewis White was last seen on July 23, 2020 in Lethbridge Alberta. He was travelling to a destination in BC, however he never arrived as scheduled. His motor vehicle was located on July 26 near the...

by Interior Health Authority on Monday Jul 27 2020

Please see statement below regarding Interior Health’s 2020/21 Seasonal Influenza Campaign:

Interior Health (IH) needs to clarify that influenza immunizations will continue to be available through IH and our community partners this fall.  We apologize for any concerns and confusion a recent letter to our community vaccine providers has created.

We agree that it is even...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jul 25 2020

Environment Canada is continuing its Heat Warning for the Southern Interior of BC, with temperatures reaching 35 degrees Celsius, combined with overnight lows near 18 degrees Celsius, through Friday.

"A strong ridge of high pressure remains over the southern interior of British Columbia leading to hot conditions," Environment Canada said.

"On Friday, temperatures will begin to...

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Jul 24 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 reporting 27 new cases, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 3,419 cases in British Columbia.

"There are 294 active cases of COVID-19...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 24 2020

And the COVID-19 hits just keep coming for Kelowna.

Interior Health has found that further testing of individuals has allowed identified an additional location in Kelowna where individuals may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Interior Health said Friday that individuals who visited Fossello’s clothing store, 565 Bernard Avenue, on July 18 or on the morning of July 20 (10 a.m. – 12...

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.”

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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.

Interior Health said individuals who visited Browns Socialhouse, 100-1544 Harvey Avenue, on July 13 or July 16-19 are asked to self-monitor themselves closely for symptoms of COVID-19 and to get tested...

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