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By Interior Health Authority on Wednesday Jun 26 2019

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day – an opportunity to remind everyone it is easier than ever to know your HIV status.

Since December 2018, when people come in to Interior Health emergency departments and require diagnostic blood work, an HIV test may be included.

By Contributor on Tuesday Jun 25 2019

Bike season is upon us and Nelson and District Credit Union continues to support the passion of its members, and the communities it supports, with financial contribution for fundraisers and events.

This year the Credit Union is proud to be supporting P’Nina Shames and Timothy Jackson in their efforts to raise donations and find a cure through the MS Society of Canada’s local MS Bike event.

“For the last four years, I've ridden in the MS ride with team Rear Guard, to help end MS and I am riding again this year on July 6-7," said MS Rider P’nina Shames.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 25 2019

Drivers of electric vehicles in the West Kootenay concerned over "range anxiety" can breathe a little easier after FortisBC, in conjunction with Natural Resources Canada and B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources as part of the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative, announced the company is adding a dozen new Direct Current Fast Charge (DCFC) stations to its EV charging network.

The West Kootenay is getting five new stations in Nelson, Rossland, New Denver, Nakusp and Kaslo.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 24 2019

If any British Columbians have a little time on their hands, then please be sure to share those opinions on how time should be observed in B.C. in an online survey from June 24, 2019, to July 19, 2019.

Most areas of B.C. “spring forward” into daylight saving time during summer months and “fall back” to standard time in the winter. 

“As our neighbours in the western United States move toward permanent daylight saving time, it’s a good time to think about what will work best for British Columbia,” said Premier John Horgan in a Monday media release.

By Trevor Miller on Monday Jun 24 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club, along with the British Columbia Hockey League, is pleased to announce the regular season schedule for the upcoming 2019/20 season. 

The Smoke Eaters will begin their BCHL season with five straight games at the Trail Memorial Centre, opening up on Friday, September 6th against the Penticton Vees in the Home Opener. It’s one of two games against the Vees, who will be in town for back-to-back games on the 6th and 7th to begin the season. 

By Interior Health Authority on Monday Jun 24 2019

Smoke, evacuations, loss, worry – B.C.’s wildfires affect us all. If you are feeling stressed or anxious, you are not alone.

The fear of having to flee your home, leave possessions behind and relocate can cause distress, fear and anxiety for you and your loved ones. Even the prospect of living with smoky skies during wildfire season can cause distress. It is normal to have these types of feelings react when experiencing an abnormal situation.

By Contributor on Sunday Jun 23 2019

West Kootenay employers will benefit from a new federal pilot aimed at bringing immigrants to smaller communities.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 23 2019

The BC Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology made a special stop at a local high-tech manufacturing company Saturday afternoon to offer congratulations after the Nelson-based company recently won a $1 Million USD contract to develop and test an ion source system.

Minister Bruce Ralston toured the D-Pace facility on Front Street in the Corner Brick Building.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 23 2019

A woman awaits her day in court after being arrested Friday by RCMP after disobeying a court order at a logging operation near Balfour.

Local water activist Jessica Odgen was taken into custody by RCMP officers for contempt of court charges. Ogden, who remains in police custody, will appear in Nelson Court Monday.

Ogden is part of a protest camp set up at the entrance to the Balfour Transfer Station, at the base of the Balfour Face Forest Service Road.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jun 21 2019

The largest private land conservation project in Canada just got bigger after the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) announced Friday that it has acquired 7,900 hectares (19,500 acres) of rare inland temperate rainforest in the South Selkirk Mountains.

The new conservation lands, situated in the heart of its Darkwoods Conservation Area, between Nelson and Creston, encompass most of the Next Creek watershed, which is now fully protected within Darkwoods. This brings the area to 155,000 acres protected.