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By Benjamin Phillips on Wednesday Sep 02 2020

British Columbia (September 2nd, 2020) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the commitments of two players in Nicolas Roussel and Jackson Krill for the upcoming season.

By Letters to the editor on Wednesday Sep 02 2020

I will start with one word, “unacceptable.”  That is how I, and many others view your plan.  The theory of it is sound, based on what we have learned with the various epidemiological crises of our times, beginning with the first SARS outbreak of 2003.  There is no argument about the benefits of physical distancing, frequent and thorough hand washing, and the benefits of wearing a mask in confined spaces, and / or when physical distancing is not possible.  What your plan does not address is attitudes and practices of people outside of the school.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Sep 01 2020

The Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League announced on Tuesday that Nelson native Adam Maglio will become the organization’s 14th full-time head coach.

Maglio, who grew up in the Heritage City playing minor hockey and with Nelson Leafs of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, served last season as Associate Coach under Manny Viveiros.

The former Spokane skipper accepted the same position with the AHL’s Henderson Golden Knights.

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.

In an emailed statement, Medical Health Officer Dr. Sivina Mema said IH would like to thank local elected officials, businesses, residents and visitors to the Central Okanagan City for their efforts to bring the number of new cases associated with this cluster down during the past month, or so.

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.

Gribbin is a retired school-teacher elected to the Kootenay Lake School Board in the fall of 2018 to serve the Creston area.

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 simply downloading the free iNaturalist app and then going out into their backyards and local green spaces to take photos, Canadians can make a meaningful contribution to conservation and our understanding of species and natural habitats.

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.

“This fire continues to produce smoke and is highly visible from the Slocan Valley as well as surrounding communities.”

More than 95 firefighters are battling the blaze with the assistance of seven helicopters and 17 pieces of heavy equipment.

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.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Aug 27 2020

The Ministry of Education outlined its back to school plans for K-12 families are now posted for all 60 school districts, allowing parents and families can prepare to support their children for a safe return to the classroom.