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By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 17 2020

RCMP said the search for a missing Lardeau resident last seen prior to venturing out on a canoe excursion on Duncan Lake in the North Kootenay region has been suspended.

RCMP said in a media release Sunday the going search for 58-year-old Thomas Schreiber, continued on Saturday, September 19, both on land and in the water.

RCMP said members of the Underwater Recovery Team, along with Kaslo RCMP boat crew searched Duncan Lake with negative results.

“Despite extensive efforts, the search has now been suspended,” RCMP said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 17 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to spike in the province — Thursday, the province reported a record high 165 new cases — BC Public Health announced a new method of testing now available for children.

During Thursday’s COVID-19 media briefing, Dr. Bonnie Henry said the new test available for children is a saline mouth rinse and gargle sample.

“Today, a new made-in-B.C. sample collection program has been launched for all K-12 students across the province,” Dr. Henry said at the media briefing.

“One of the first of its kind worldwide,” Dr. Henry added.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 17 2020

Nothing new for regions in BC dealing with smoke.

Environment Canada said most regions of BC will continue to be impacted, or are likely to be impacted, by wildfire smoke over the next 24 hours.

“Smoke originating from wildfires in the United States will continue to transport over the southern half of the province,” Environment Canada said Friday.

“Impacts in the south will be greater in magnitude than the north.

By Trail Champion on Thursday Sep 17 2020

SChool District 20 sent the following letter to staff/students on Sept. 16:

Dear School Board Office and Kootenay-Columbia Learning Centre, Trail Campus, staff:

This letter is to advise you that two staff members of the School Board Office have tested positive for COVID-19. They are isolated at home with support from public health officials. 

Interior Health is in the process of directly contacting any individuals who may have been exposed to provide direction and support. If you have been contacted by Interior Health, please follow their advice carefully. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Sep 16 2020

Another cabinet minister in the John Horgan BC New Democrat Party has decided not to seek re-election in the next provincial election.

Nelson-Creston MLA and Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness, Michelle Mungall, has decided to take a step back from politics.

“I am announcing today (Wednesday) that I will not be seeking re-election in B.C.’s next provincial election,” Mungall said in a media release.

By City of Trail on Wednesday Sep 16 2020

Trail Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the pools at the Trail Aquatic & Leisure Centre will re-open on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.  A limited selection of aqua and fitness programs for kids and adults have also been scheduled. Pool times and program details are available in our Welcome Back Newsletter.


By Trail Champion on Wednesday Sep 16 2020

On Sept. 3, an officer with the Roving Traffic Unit stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Hwy 22 near Trail. During the interaction with the two occupants, the officer became suspicious of their behaviour and detained the pair for a drug trafficking investigation and informed them of their rights.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Sep 16 2020

In a recent media release, the Nakusp RCMP confirmed that the 54-year-old man reported missing has been located, and he is safe and sound.

The RCMP thanks the media and public for assisting in bringing this file to a satisfactory conclusion.

RCMP launch search for missing Nelson man

Nakusp RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Nelson resident, whose vehicle was discovered abandoned in the line up to the Upper Arrow Lake Ferry at the Galena Bay ferry terminal in Galena Bay, 57 kilometers north of Nakusp on Highway 23.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 15 2020

The Capitol Theatre in Nelson will soon provide the backdrop, not for a usual musical performance by local actors, but, instead, for a criminal jury trial involving a Castlegar RCMP Constable.

The region's premier cultural and entertainment venue was found to be the best possible location during the COVID-19 pandemic for a manslaughter trial by judge and jury of Castlegar RCMP Const. Jason Tait.

By Interior Health Authority on Tuesday Sep 15 2020

Wildfires burning in the Western United States are causing higher than normal smoke pollution in many areas of Interior Health. 

Smoke can worsen symptoms for those who have pre-existing respiratory conditions, such as asthma, allergies and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Typical symptoms may include:

·         Difficulty breathing  

·         Chest pain and discomfort

·         Coughing

·         Irritated eyes, nose, and throat