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By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 28 2021

Environment Canada issued a Winter Storm Warning Thursday for the Boundary, West Kootenay and Kootenay Lake, including Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass, due to a frontal system moving into southern interior B.C.

Environment Canada said significant amounts of snow are expected.

“ Ten to fifteen cm of snow has already fallen across the region,” Environment said on its website Thursday.

“Further snowfall accumulation of 10 to 15 cm is expected before the snow tapers off late this evening.”

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jan 27 2021

Interior Health has identified an additional ten cases of COVID-19 linked to a community cluster in the Fernie area since the cluster was declared on Jan. 27.

Since Jan. 1, 2021, a total of 91 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in this region and 60 cases are currently active.

Most of the transmission occurred at recent social events and gatherings.

Everyone is reminded that socialization must be limited to immediate household bubbles. Please do not invite friends or extended family to your residence for a visit or gathering.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Jan 27 2021

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the COVID-19 response in British Columbia:

“Today, we are reporting 485 new cases, for a total of 65,719 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 4,299 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 303 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 74 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Jan 27 2021
South Columbia Search and Rescue was tasked out by BCEHS services at aprox 11:35 am for a 62-year-old female hiker who had fallen and sustained some injuries and was unable to hike out, according to SCSAR Preident Mike Hudson
"The location was up in Miral Heights (near Trail), the subject and three other friends, very
By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Jan 26 2021

Ed. Note: This is transcribed from an interview, and in no way represents the views of this publication.

After receiving a $2,300 fine for organizing /hosting a non-compliant event, a Trail pastor is threatening legal action, calling Covid-19, “a weapon for governments to gain control and shut up the churches”.

Pastor Gord Harding, of Celebrations Church in the Waneta Mall, said he believes Covid-19 is, “just a nasty virus like the flu – there is no pandemic at all.”

By Province of British Columbia on Monday Jan 25 2021

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued the following statement regarding updates on the COVID-19 response in British Columbia:

“Today, we are reporting on three periods: Jan. 22 to 23 we had 527 new cases, Jan. 23 to 24 we had 471 new cases and in the last 24 hours we had a further 346 new cases.

“This results in a total of 1,344 new cases, including three epi-linked cases, for a total of 64,828 cases in British Columbia.

By City of Trail on Monday Jan 25 2021


The pool at the Trail Aquatic & Leisure Centre is ready for February with plenty of swim times including family, lane, and swim lessons for ages 4 to 36 months. Private lessons are also available for ages 7 or older who can already swim.  All the details are available at  

Family Skating

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Jan 24 2021

Imagine how difficult the job must be to keep the 494 chapters of the provincial statutes of British Columbia in order. The legislation that they contain must be added to in order to reflect what we need today, amended as circumstances change and the courts rule on their use and finally repealed as they no longer reflect our wants and needs. Small wonder that some things slip through the cracks.

By Contributor on Friday Jan 22 2021

Effective January 22, 2021, Nelson native Lynda Cavanaugh will assume the role of BCLC’s Interim President & CEO while Jim Lightbody continues his medical leave to undergo cancer treatment and recovery a BC Lottery Corporation media release said Wednesday. 

In November 2020, Greg Moore, serving Interim President and CEO, provided notice of resignation to pursue a new opportunity in the private sector.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Jan 21 2021

The northern part of Interior Health is turning into a hotspot after a COVID-19 community cluster was declared Wednesday in the Cariboo-Chilcotin region.

The Cariboo/Chilcotin, along with Revelstoke and 100 Mile House, are three regions in Interior Health to record — 16, 24, and 140 total cases, respectively — in the most recent COVID-19 infection data released by BC Centre of Disease Control.

Released Thursday, the latest data from the BCDCD shows infections reported during the week of January 10-16 in each of the province’s local health areas.