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August 2020
By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Aug 27 2020

The Ministry of Education outlined its back to school plans for K-12 families are now posted for all 60 school districts, allowing parents and families can prepare to support their children for a safe return to the classroom.

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.

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.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Aug 26 2020

The BC Coroners Service has published updated reports on illicit drug toxicity deaths and fentanyl-detected drug deaths to the end of July 2020, with 175 illicit drug toxicity deaths reported in July.

This is the third consecutive month with more than 170 suspected illicit drug deaths reported to the BC Coroners Service.

By David Suzuki on Tuesday Aug 25 2020

Almost every product and material we refer to as “plastic” is made from fossil fuels. Most of it hasn’t been around for long — a little over 70 years for the most common products.

By Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Aug 25 2020

Miche and Dan Warwick of Happy Hills Farm have just become a bit happier, thanks to a $5,000 grant from the FedEx #SupportSmall grant initiative.  The program has awarded $5,000 to each of 30 small businesses across Canada that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, in a wide vari

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 25 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nelson and District Credit Union, like so many other businesses and societies, are being forced to host a Virtual Annual General Meeting, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7 p.m.

By Province of British Columbia on Monday Aug 24 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:

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.