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August 2020
By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 31 2020

As the COVID-19 numbers in BC continue to rise, Interior Health has seen only marginal increases and recently declared the Kelowna cluster over after cases per week remained low for four weeks.

By The Narwhal on Monday Aug 31 2020

By Matt Simmons, for The Narwhal

Analysis shows temporarily stopping fishing would lead to gains of up to 10 times above the status quo after 30 years

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 31 2020

For the second time in just over a year Trustee Allan Gribbin is facing “censure” by the Kootenay Lake School Board.

The Board of School District No. 8, Kootenay Lake, announced the decision to censure Trustee Gribbin Monday in a media release following a closed meeting Tuesday, August 25th.

By Sara Golling on Monday Aug 31 2020

At the January 20, 2020, meeting of Rossland City Council, a generous and caring Rossland resident asked the City for permission to keep a 24-foot-long by 10-foot-wide trailer that was parked on his property (and partly on the city boulevard) in place for  the remainder of the winter season, to give otherwise homeless Rosslander Garry Camozzi a home – for the time being.  Council unanimously co

By Province of British Columbia on Monday Aug 31 2020

Despite strong fiscal results in the first three quarters of 2019-20, unforeseen changes in the fourth quarter due to COVID-19, including declines in tax revenues, ICBC losses and early measures to tackle the pandemic, affected the Province’s 2019-20 financial results.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 28 2020

The COVID-19 information most of the public in West Kootenay/Boundary wanted to hear was released Thursday by the BC Public Health Office on the BC Centre of Disease Control website.

During Thursday’s COVID-19 briefing, Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC’s provincial health officer, released the latest information for communities across the province.

By Contributor on Thursday Aug 27 2020

This week, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is holding a virtual event encouraging people to observe nature and learn more about habitats and species in their backyards and neighbourhoods.

NCC’s Big Backyard BioBlitz is part of the non-profit organization’s mandate to connect Canadians with nature.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 27 2020

 The Talbot Creek Wildfire, which has grown to an estimated size of 323 hectares, experienced minimal growth overnight Wednesday the BC Wildfire Service website said.

“The minimal growth occurred within control lines,” BC Wildfire Service said.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Aug 27 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 68 new cases, including four epi-linked case since we reported on Wednesday, for a total of 5,372 cases in British Columbia.

By Contributor on Thursday Aug 27 2020

By Greg Utzig, M.Sc., Nelson, BC

Like many people in the Columbia Basin, I recently received an invitation to comment on the Columbia Basin Trust’s Draft Strategic Plan 2020-2022. As a long-time resident and a scientist who’s worked on climate change-related projects in the Basin, some funded by CBT, I was stunned by what I read. And by what I didn’t read.