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By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 27 2020

Adhering to social distancing rules set down by health officials in BC during the COVID-19 pandemic, Nelson’s Fridays for Future joined fellow activists around the world at a climate strike Friday at Lakeside Park.

The rally, just one of many held throughout the world, was staged to underscore the urgency of the climate crisis even though the world is in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Sep 26 2020

A day after the Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC's provincial health officer province announced 98 new COVID-19 cases in the province, and two more bringing the total in the Interior region to 522, Interior Health sent out a media release declaring an outbreak of COVID-19 at Calvary Chapel Kelowna.

Interior Health said anyone who attended a morning church service on Sunday, September 13 may have been exposed to COVID-19.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 24 2020

The BC Wildfire Service said in a media release Thursday, that effective at noon Pacific Time on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, Category 2 open burning prohibitions will be rescinded throughout the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction (which includes the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District and the Selkirk Natural Resource District), due to decreased wildfire risk.

The BC Wildfire Service said following activities will once again be permitted throughout the Southeast Fire Centre:

By City of Trail on Thursday Sep 24 2020

 The City of Trail is pleased to announce the Trail Regional Airport (YZZ) will receive $65,000 in grant funding from the BC Air Access Program towards the purchase and installation of an Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS). The complete system will cost $90,000 and the City will fund the remaining $25,000 as part of the City’s approved 2020 Capital Budget.

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Sep 23 2020

They know the feeling of being a long way from home, that’s why a group of South Korean moms who attend Selkirk College are reaching out with kindness to the latest cohort of international students arriving to the West Kootenay.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 21 2020

BC voters are going to the polls on October 24th.

Premier John Horgan made the snap-election announcement Monday following a meeting with B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Janet Austin.

“I have just met with the Lieutenant Governor and she has agreed with my request to hold an election on October 24,” Premier Horgan said in a media release.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything — the people of British Columbia deserve a say in the direction of our recovery and the future of our province.”

By Bob Hall on Sunday Sep 20 2020

The legacy of a trailblazing craft historian who helped shape the field in Canada will live on through the Dr. Sandra Alfoldy Memorial Scholarship that aims to assist Selkirk College students studying in Kootenay Studio Arts programs.

Raised in Creston, Alfoldy was the first person to earn a PhD in Craft History from a Canadian university and co-founded the prestigious Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD) Craft Institute, now called the Dr. Sandra Alfoldy Institute of Craft. She lost her battle with cancer in February 2019 at age 49.

By Trail Champion on Friday Sep 18 2020

After having an employee confirmed to have Covid-19, Teck Trail is reassuring their employees and the larger community that they are working very hard to stop the spread of the virus, and are taking many precautions during this pandemic. They issued the following statement on Sept. 18:

The global health crisis posed by COVID-19 is unlike anything previously faced by companies, families, and communities. The scope and severity of this pandemic requires all of us to step up and do our part.

By Contributor on Friday Sep 18 2020

The BC government released its much anticipated old growth forests report recently, and cautious optimism best describes the reaction to its recommendations from its independent panel.

On the plus side, Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, acknowledges that old growth forest management needs to change.

By Contributor on Friday Sep 18 2020

The BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) and its local member club, the West Arm Outdoors Club, are thrilled about the angling public’s response to their Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program (KLAIP).

In a media release the BCWF said during July-August more than 5,500 rainbow and bull trout heads had been entered into the draws for monthly prizes of $1,000, in the form of gift certificates at the participating businesses.

The August winner, Dale Roberts spends the summer at his cabin in Crawford Bay.

“I’ve been fishing on Kootenay Lake for 25 years," Roberts said.

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