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By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 27 2020

The hours and minutes are winding down for the Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society’s goal of raising $180,000 by August 31, 2020 to be put toward purchasing 49 hectares of land slated to be logged lands directly above Cottonwood Lake, located south of Nelson.

The $180,000 was a figure goal set to begin negotiations with landowner the land purchase.

However, there is still have work to do as the CLPS remains approximately $80,000 short.

By Contributor on Wednesday Aug 26 2020

Athletes throughout British Columbia will be able to engage in more organized sport activities and some competitive play as the Province moves to Phase 3 of the Return to Sport Guidelines.

“I know athletes and their families have been missing the joy of competition these past few months,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 26 2020

The BC Wildfire Service said on its website that crews continue to battle the Talbot Creek located near Winlaw in the Slocan Valley.

The fire, which started by lightning on Monday, August 17, is now estimated at 265 hectares.

“Crews made good progress (Monday)in preparation for the expected wind event that began Monday afternoon, the fire exhibited no significant growth overnight,” BC  Wildfire said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 24 2020

In the interest of public and responder safety, the BC Wildfire Service said an area restriction is now in effect within the Little Slocan area due to the Talbot Creek (N51250) wildfire.

The Talbot Creek wildfire, located In the Slocan Valley, approximately 3.5 km northwest of Highway 6 and about 30 km north of Nelson, is now estimated to be 188 hectares.

In a media release, the BC Wildfire Service said personnel were preparing for an anticipated wind event Monday.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Aug 24 2020

After Nelson Baseball finishes its renovation of Queen Elizabeth Park in Nelson, the Blue Jays just might want to ditch Buffalo as its minor league affiliate.

The Toronto Blue Jays “Jays Care Foundation” made Queen Elizabeth Park renovations happen a little easier after the Major League franchise announced Nelson was one of 12 recipients of the $1.1 million Field of Dreams Grants.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 23 2020

In a media release Sunday, Interior Health said it is closely monitoring the Talbot Creek wildfire near Castlegar in the Slocan Valley. 

Interior Health said, as the wildfire develops, it is ensuring any potentially impacted home health clients are prepared in the event of evacuation.

"We are also proactively reaching out to the private Passmore Lodge senior’s residence to ensure they have safe evacuation plans in place if necessary," the Interior Health release said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 23 2020

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) based on recommendation from the BC Wildfire Service Saturday issued an Evacuation Alert for 305 homes in the communities of Lebahdo, Little Slocan, Passmore and Vallican.

The RDCK EOC said residents must be prepared to leave their homes at a moment’s notice in response to the Talbot Creek Wildfire – N51250.

By Province of British Columbia on Friday Aug 21 2020

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Réka Gustafson, B.C.’s deputy 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 90 new cases, for a total of 4,915 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 824 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 2,594 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 3,889 people who tested positive have recovered.

By Interior Health Authority on Friday Aug 21 2020

Interior Health thanks the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, the City of Penticton and the BC Wildfire Service for ensuring we are briefed and supported in response to the Christie Mountain wildfire.

Interior Health is taking every precaution to ensure patients, residents and staff are safe and prepared should the wildfire threat increase. Our emergency operation centre is activated and planning includes public health measures to protect against COVID-19.

By Castlegar Source on Friday Aug 21 2020

Penticton – On Aug.8, two RCMP Reserve Constables, were working as part of the RCMP Southeast District boat patrol on Skaha Lake checking water vessels for safety equipment and proper licensing when they encountered a boater in distress.