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By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Aug 12 2020

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s 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 85 new cases, including two new epidemiologically linked cases, for a total of 4,196 cases in British Columbia.

"There are 531 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 3,469 people who tested positive have recovered.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 11 2020

Recent testing of individuals has allowed Interior Health (IH) to identify an additional date for people who may have been at the Cactus Club on Water Street and potentially exposed to COVID-19 Interior Health said in a media release Tuesday.

Interior Health said individuals who were at the bar of the Cactus Club, #1-1370 Water St., between 5 p.m. and midnight on Saturday, August 8 are asked to self-monitor themselves closely for symptoms of COVID-19 and to get tested if they begin to exhibit symptoms.

By Interior Health Authority on Tuesday Aug 11 2020

SALMON ARM – Interior Health, the Ministry of the Environment and the First Nations Health Authority are working with the City of Salmon Arm, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, and Fraser Basin Council to monitor a large, algal bloom that has filled most of the Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake.

This algal bloom was first detected on July 22, 2020. At this time, on-site environmental testing indicates this bloom is primarily non-harmful green algae with very low numbers of cyanobacteria or blue-green algae and the risk to the public remains low.

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Aug 11 2020

Scott Weatherford’s crash course in rural post-secondary began when he was appointed to the Selkirk College Board of Governors in 2017. Ivy League educated, the chief executive officer of Fruitvale’s ATCO Wood Products jumped at the chance to help strengthen the region through governance work at the board table.

After two years as the vice-chair, Weatherford has now shifted to the role of Chair and will help lead Selkirk College through the challenges of moving forward in these pandemic-riddled times. He’s enthusiastically up to the task.

By Province of British Columbia on Sunday Aug 09 2020

The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a suspected human-caused wildfire, Stirton Road (N11005), near the community of Kimberley. The fire is approximately two hectares in size and is being actively actioned by initial attack and unit crews, with aerial support from air tankers, and ground support from the Kimberley fire department. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Aug 08 2020

In a media release Saturday, RCMP said the Underwater Recovery Team located the body of the 35-year-old man who went missing after swimming in the Slocan River earlier this week.

RCMP said the man’s body was recovered in the same area he was last observed.

Criminality is not suspected in the drowning of the man and the drowning is being investigated by BC Coroners Service,” said Cpl. Jaime Moffat of the Slocan RCMP in the media release.

By Trail Champion on Friday Aug 07 2020

Trail RCMP are reporting a busy August long weekend, and reminding the public that there are rules around the use of fireworks

By Trail Champion on Friday Aug 07 2020

Police are urging anyone with information about a series of arson fires to come forward.

Over the August long weekend, the Trail and Greater District RCMP and Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue responded to a series of what they believe to be deliberately set fires in the area of Marsh Creek Road in Fruitvale, BC.

Crews responded to fires in that general area on July 31 at 5:07 p.m., on Aug. 1, at 4:45 p.m., and on Aug. 2, at 6:26 p.m.

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Aug 06 2020

The Trail RCMP detachment commander is warning the public that it is unnacceptable to sell your family members online, for real or in jest.

"On Aug. 1, 2020, the Trail and Greater District RCMP received a call a local resident, with concerns after one of her family members was reportedly trying to sell her online through a social media platform for $50,000," said RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich, Trail's top cop.

"Investigators spoke to the 21-year-old woman’s family member, who claimed it was only a joke and immediately removed the social media post.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 06 2020

In a media release Thursday, BC Transit, in alignment with TransLink and other transportation agencies, are proceeding with mandatory use of face coverings on buses in BC Transit communities across the Province as of August 24, 2020.

Accommodations will be permitted for children under the age of 5 and those that cannot wear a face covering for health reasons.