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by The Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Sep 04 2021

Following the massive protest Wednesday on the streets of Nelson, area first responders showed their support for frontline healthcare workers with a cavalcade of emergency vehicles through the Heritage City Friday evening.

The cavalcade was in response to recent protests to show the ongoing support for the healthcare workers that continue to go above and beyond in our community said...

by Katrine Conroy on Friday Sep 03 2021

Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, has released the following statement regarding the assistance provided by the Canadian Armed Forces during this year’s wildfire season:

“I want to thank all of the Canadian Armed Forces personnel, and all our other partners who provided such invaluable assistance, for their hard work and...

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Sep 03 2021

Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement in support of healthcare workers in light of protests:

"Health-care workers have been true heroes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, working long hours in difficult conditions to care for us, our loved ones and to keep our communities safe.

"While everyone has the right to peaceful protest, the targeting and harassment of...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Sep 03 2021

The most unprecedented wildfire season on record in the last decade in terms of hectares burned and the number of fires is slowly making its exit.

The 2021 fire season in the Southeast Fire Centre has torched previous years with an unparalleled amount of fires and hectares burned compared to the 10-year average for the region, said Kim Wright, information officer for the Southeast....

by City of Castlegar on Thursday Sep 02 2021

Last week Copcan focused on raising the manhole and water valve covers before final paving. They also installed topsoil, Prairie Spire Ash, and Glenleven Linden trees, and lighting and irrigation for hanging flower baskets on the banner poles.  The contractor will be taking a break over the long weekend in anticipation of a busy next week.

Next week, you can expect to see:

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by BC Hydro on Thursday Sep 02 2021

The navigational lock at the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam will be closed starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 17 until 8 a.m. on Monday, September 20. This closure is necessary to undertake maintenance on the navigational lock.

Regular hours of operation for the navigational lock are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekends. This service is available...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Sep 02 2021

A few late summer rainfall events have not masked the drought-level conditions persisting in the West Kootenay region, according to the latest data from the province.

Water sources overall across the region are still designated Level 4 — a severe drought designation — from the BC River Forecast Centre (BCRFC) as hot and dry weather has continued to impact the West Kootenay.

The...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Sep 02 2021

A seat on the bus in Nelson could become an endangered species as a new program providing free transit to those under 12 kicks in this week.

The provincial program to offer free transit in Nelson and across the province went into effect Sept. 1 but — the loss of revenue to the city aside — there is a deeper concern over possible...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 01 2021

The impacts of the climate crisis were felt across Canada this summer as extreme heat, drought, wildfires and flooding.

As a way to draw attention to how Canadian lakes are being impacted by climate change, Living Lakes Canada invited people across the country to submit photos of their favourite lakes to the Lake Biodiversity Photo Challenge from May to July.

The Photo Challenge...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Sep 01 2021

Hundreds of people against what some believe are heavy-handed steps taken by BC government to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic took to the streets of Nelson as part of a provincial-wide rally.

The “We Must Stand Together” rally in Nelson was organized by local healthcare workers to protest against mandatory vaccinations for some staff in BC, as well as the recent announcement...

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