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By Contributor on Monday Nov 23 2020

It started as an expedition to track down the elusive mountain caribou.

David Moskowitz - renowned photographer, writer and wildlife tracker - had never encountered caribou in the wild, and set off to look for them in the Inland Temperate Rainforest (ITR).

While he did end up spotting a few of the elusive caribou, what he took away was more than just some pretty pictures of wildlife.

“Seeing the rainforest coming down the road on logging trucks - old growth trees coming out of these places - it was really eye opening,” he says.

By Interior Health Authority on Sunday Nov 22 2020

Interior Health has declared an outbreak at Orchard Manor after one staff member tested positive for COVID-19. No residents have tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms at this time.

The outbreak is contained to Orchard Manor, which provides long-term care services. Orchard Manor is connected by a common building to Hawthorn Park, which provides independent and assisted living services.

The entire facility includes 161 beds, none of which are health authority funded.

By Contributor on Friday Nov 20 2020

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has provided an update on league operations following the Provincial Health Order issued on November 19th:

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, the KIJHL has made the health and safety of our athletes, staff, volunteers, billet families and fans our top priority. In doing so, we have closely observed all of the guidance and protocols outlined by the Province of British Columbia, the Provincial Health Officer, Viasport, Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, as well as our team’s home facilities.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 19 2020

 The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) following a 911 incident near Mountain Station, south of Nelson.

In a media release Thursday, RCMP said the incident which has resulted in injury to one man.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 19 2020

B.C.'s provincial health officer issued a host of new orders as the province looks to bring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) following days of record new cases.

In a media release Thursday, Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, announced sweeping new measures to control COVID-19, including mandatory masks in indoor public and retail spaces and restricting social gathering to household members only for everyone in the province.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 19 2020

Interior Health said in a media release Thursday, the investigation into community cluster of COVID-19 cases in the broader Salmo areareveals in the past 14 days, there have been 23 cases identified in the region extending south from Nelson.

Interior Health said the majority of these cases are linked to several social events that occurred in Salmo.

However, at this time Interior Health said there is no evidence of widespread transmission in any communities and an outbreak has not been declared.

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Nov 18 2020

Selkirk College awarded excellence in instruction by Leesa Dean, Jane Green and Tim Thurston at a recent celebration held outside at the Mir Centre for Peace arbour on the Castlegar Campus.

The Selkirk College Faculty Association’s Standing Committee on Professional Excellence (SCOPE) Awards annually recognizes outstanding instructors who inspire students and each other through work in the classroom, on campus and in the community. Nominations are accepted each spring.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 18 2020

Nelson Hydro released the cause of the fire to a power pole at approximately one mile north of the Big Orange Bridge in November that knocked out the internet to parts of the West Kootenay and power to the North Shore.

A Nelson Hydro spokesperson said the fire started after a tree fell against the pole before contacting the primary phase.

Nelson Hydro said the tree then broke off the glass and landed on the cross arm.  

“Being as wet as it was this started to track down the pole and started a pole fire,” Nelson Hydro said.

By Contributor on Tuesday Nov 17 2020

British Columbians have been nimble in adapting their individual actions to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities over the last ten months, and it has had a big impact.

Our actions have helped keep our hospitals, schools and workplaces open - and protect the ones we love.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Nov 13 2020

As the province continues to set records with new COVID-19 cases, and Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry pleads with the public to work together for a slowdown, closer to home Interior Health continues to investigate the cluster of cases in the Village of Salmo.

In a media release Friday, Interior Health said the initial investigation reveals the cases appear to a result of recent gatherings within the village.