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By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jan 01 2021

Environment Canada has issued a Winter Storm alert New Year’s Day for Highway 3, including the Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

Environment Canada said drivers can expect to see hazardous winter conditions over the next couple of days as a series of disturbances will move across the BC Interior bringing significant snowfall to many mountain passes.

“Snow has developed over the Kootenay Pass early (Friday) morning with total snowfall accumulations of up to 50 cm possible through midday Sunday,” Environment Canada website said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 29 2020

Interior Health announced Tuesday that there are 10 deaths and 239 new COVID-19 cases to report following the Christmas Holiday break.

In a media release, Interior Health president and CEO Susan Brown said she is deeply saddened to report the deaths of 10 more people in the region.

“Our sincere condolences go to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 and, as well, to the caregivers who looked after them,” said Brown, adding the holiday count brings the total to 28 in Interior Health.

By Diana Daghofer on Tuesday Dec 29 2020

Born during the Spanish flu, Molly Pacey has lived to experience a second pandemic this year. Molly turns 102 years old on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. She takes this sort of trial in stride, though, possibly due to her stormy entry to this world.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 29 2020

FortisBC is reminding customers to to pay attention to energy use to reduce seasonal spikes with colder temperatures forcasted as the calendar flips 2021.  

FortisBC said in a media release with most of the population spending more time in their homes as a result of COVID-19 safety measures, customers need to watch energy use with La Nina temperature cycle is forecasted this winter and coldest part of the year typically occurring in January.

By Interior Health Authority on Wednesday Dec 23 2020

 The COVID-19 test collection centre in Trail is moving to a new location on Thursday thanks to a partnership between Interior Health and ICBC.

At the new site, testing services will be provided in the drive-through tunnel at the ICBC Trail Claim Centre at 2985 Highway Drive. The drive-through will be completely separate from ICBC’s daily operations. The site will be open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 22 2020

Interior Health administers first COVID-19 vaccines in Kelowna and Kamloops

Interior Health is celebrating a milestone in the fight against COVID-19, the first vaccinations have occurred in Kelowna and Kamloops.

As part of the provincial COVID-19 immunization program, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been received and is being administered to long-term care staff and physicians.

“You have no idea what this means to me,” said Charmane Lazzarotto, first vaccine recipient in Kelowna.

By City of Trail on Tuesday Dec 22 2020

Residents throughout the Greater Trail area have submitted photos of their outdoor holiday light displays, and we now invite everyone to vote for their favourites!

  1. Go to
  2. View the Holiday Light Displays on the map (click on the markers and addresses to see the photos)
  3. Use the voting form on the page to vote for your favourites until January 4, 2021.

Our winners will receive:

By Interior Health Authority on Tuesday Dec 22 2020

 Interior Health is pleased to announce Ledcor Construction Ltd. has been selected to oversee construction of the Pharmacy and Ambulatory Care Project at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH).


By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 22 2020

Interior Health said Tuesday in a media release that there has been an additional 20 cases of COVID-19 linked to the Big White Mountain community cluster.

Interior Health said the total number of cases identified to date is 96.

New cases are related to COVID-19 transmission that occurred within group housing, social events and gatherings.

“These new cases were expected, many of these new cases were on isolation already as they had shared their household with confirmed cases,” said Dr. Silvina Mema, medical health officer.

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Dec 22 2020

As the saws stop spinning for winter break at Nelson’s Silver King Campus, students in the Selkirk College Fine Woodworking Program are heading into the holidays filled with gratitude for the chance to learn in the shop environment.

Under strict pandemic protocols, School of Industry & Trades Training shop spaces at the Silver King Campus were the first to reopen for in-person learning back in May.