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By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 05 2020

Rain, rain and more rain.

The Southeast Fire Centre Weather Service in Castlegar said there were only five days without some form of moisture in June as low pressure system after low pressure system pounded the region.

“A succession of roughly ten low pressure systems and associated waves of Pacific moisture passed over the area within the prevailing westerly flow,” said the monthly synopsis from the Southeast Fire Centre Weather Service.

“Rain fell at some point during all but five days but the month's total rainfall was 23% below average.”

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jul 04 2020

Nelson Police officers were able to remove a considerable amount of fentanyl from the streets following a series of arrests this past week in the Heritage City.

In a media release Nelson Police said officers made a total of three arrests following two separate incidents Monday and Thursday.

Search warrant leads to seizure significant amount of street fentanyl

By Province of British Columbia on Friday Jul 03 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 13 new cases, for a total of 2,947 cases in British Columbia. Six cases previously reported have removed from the total, as they were identified as residents of another province and will be reported in their home province. This change is consistent with regular protocol.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Jul 02 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 providing case updates for two 24-hour reporting periods. In the first reporting period, from June 30 to July 1, we had 15 new cases. In the last 24 hours, we have had a further nine new cases.

“This represents 24 new cases since we reported on Tuesday, for a total of 2,940 cases in British Columbia.

By Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Jul 01 2020

Nelson cannabis producers are looking to weed out the competition and nip potential copycat products in the bud by transitioning to legally processing the time-tested Kootenay plant.

For years the Kootenay brand of cannabis has made a name for itself through the high calibre, skillful and prolific work of an underground economy, said the Cannabis Business Transition Initiative (CBTI) program manager, Paul Kelly.

The underground cannabis market in the Kootenay region was well established before the nation legalized non-medical cannabis (October, 2018).

By Contributor on Tuesday Jun 30 2020

Each year, the BC SPCA receives nearly 1,000 calls to rescue animals who have been left inside vehicles on hot days. “We know that people love their pets and would never knowingly put them in danger, but many pet guardians are just unaware of how quickly their pets can suffer when left in a vehicle in warm weather,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of communications for the BC SPCA. “Even parked in the shade, with windows cracked open, the temperatures inside a vehicle can become deadly.”

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 30 2020

The Ministry of Forests, Mines Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development said access to Idaho Peak will remain closed for an indefinite period of time after a part of the forest service road to the popular tourist hiking destination was washed away in May.

In an emailed statement, a ministry spokesperson said staff have been busy assessing the damage and continue to evaluate the next steps to take to remediate the access to the forestry lookout above New Denver.

By Province of British Columbia on Monday Jun 29 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 providing case updates for three 24-hour reporting periods. In the first reporting period from June 26 to June 27, we had 10 new cases. In the second reporting period from June 27 to June 28, we had 14 cases. In the last 24 hours, we have had a further two new cases.

By Trail Champion on Monday Jun 29 2020

RCMP Trail Detachment along with West Kootenay Traffic Services responded to a report of two motorcycles colliding on Highway 3B at Marcolin Drive in Trail. Both riders received life threatening injuries and were transported by air ambulance to Kelowna.

By RDKB on Monday Jun 29 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has lowered flags to half-mast at its Trail and Grand Forks offices to honour Ed Conroy who died Friday, June 26.

He served as the MLA for Rossland-Trail from 1991 to 2001.

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