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by Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Aug 18 2021

The number of new COVID-19 cases in the Nelson area continues to surge according to the latest figures posted on the BC Centre of Disease Control website.

Wednesday, the BCCDC released its weekly Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map, shows Nelson as the hotspot for the Kootenay-Columbia region of the province.

The map, from the period of...

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Aug 18 2021

The wildfire situation is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 7 p.m. (Pacific time) on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021.

For real-time updates on evacuation alerts and orders, visit: https://twitter.com/EmergencyInfoBC

For the latest wildfire information, visit: www.bcwildfire...

by Southeast Fire Centre on Wednesday Aug 18 2021

The BC Wildfire Service continues to respond to the Bill Nye Mountain (N11629) fire that originated seven kilometres southeast of Wasa. 

The recent downturn in weather has bolstered weeks of hard work by firefighters, heavy equipment, and aerial resources. As a result of these efforts combined with the more favourable weather conditions over the last few days, fire activity has been...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Aug 18 2021

It’s on the frontlines and ready for battle.

Vulnerable people in Nelson and area can now access the Co-ordinated Access Hub — located at 521 Vernon St., in the old Nelson CARES building — a service that draws together the full spectrum of social services in the city.

The one-stop shop provides many of the supports and services for people who may be at risk or experiencing...

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Aug 17 2021

On Tuesday, August 17, the latest numbers shows B.C. is reporting 501 new cases of COVID-19, including nine epi-linked cases, for a total of 157,014 cases in the province.

There are 5,296 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 149,847 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 111 individuals are in hospital and 51 are in intensive care. The remaining people...

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.

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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.

The group, which has also protested at the office in Castlegar of Katrine Conroy, Minister...

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.

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by Province of British Columbia on Friday Aug 13 2021

Given the current wildfire situation in B.C., which is expected to worsen over the weekend, the Province is asking people to not travel to parts of the Interior region until further notice.

This includes the communities of Armstrong, Spallumcheen, Okanagan Indian Band, Enderby, and parts of the Regional District North Okanagan.

A map of areas affected by this is available here: ...

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.

The BC Wildfire Service reminds members of the public...

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