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By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 21 2020

In an emailed release, Interior Heath has issued an overdose alert for Nelson due to recent reports of people passing out for an extended period of time after using a yellow granular substance contaminated with a toxic combination of benzodiazepine and fentanyl.

Substance tested at ANKORS drug checking service.

"There have been recent reports of people passing out for an extended period of time after using a yellow granular substance contaminated with a toxic combination of benzodiazepine and fentanyl," the release said. "Substance tested at ANKORS"

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 21 2020

UPDATED:

Environment Canada said a weather system over southern BC will bring showers to the region Friday with snow levels lowered to 1200 to 1400 metres during the morning. Those snow levels are forecasted to rise to near 1700 metres Friday afternoon.

"Snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm are expected this morning over highway 3 - Paulson summit to Kootenay Pass and over the Okanagan Connector. Lesser amounts of 2 to 4 cm are possible over Allison Pass and Coquihalla Highway - Hope to Merritt," Environment Canada said.

By RDKB on Wednesday May 20 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is monitoring river levels for the next 48 hours to ensure conditions are safe before Beatrice Street residents in Johnson Flats near Grand Forks can return to their homes.

Six properties on evacuation order and one on alert in Johnson Flats and eight properties on evacuation alert in Manly Meadows in rural Grand Forks will remain in place for now.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday May 20 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 have 21 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 2,467 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 317 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 2,001 people who tested positive have recovered.

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday May 19 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 have two new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 2,446 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 325 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 1,975 people who tested positive have recovered.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 19 2020

Following social distancing practices and allowing a crowd size of no more than 50 people as ordered by provincial public health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, Riondel citizens flocked to downtown core last Friday to protest the site of a proposed cell tower by TELUS.

“When you have a town of 250 people that can get 50 people out to a protest, there certainly is a problem with the process,” said Ben Johnson of the Riondel Cell Tower Urgent Relocation Group.

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday May 19 2020

Early Tuesday morning at approximately 1:30 a.m., the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre ordered six properties to evacuate when the Kettle River breached an illegally constructed berm, cutting off access to six homes in Johnson Flats near Grand Forks, possibly damaging some structures.

 The RDKB said high rainfall in areas in the Boundary on May 17 and 18 led the Kettle River to peak overnight on May 18.

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday May 18 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has issued evacuation alerts for seven properties in the low-lying Manly Meadows area of Electoral Area ‘D’/Rural Grand Forks due to the potential for loss of road access from rising Kettle River water levels.

The RDKB said residences of these properties listed in the attachment to this release are requested to be prepared to leave the area with very short notice.

The RDKB said the alert was issued to seven addresses in Edwards/Gilpin neighbourhood at midday today and affects about 18 people.

By Dan Kraus on Monday May 18 2020

Endangered species day (May 15, 2020) was established 15 years ago. 

It is a day for us to learn about the wildlife, plants, animals and insects that are at risk of disappearing and perhaps most importantly, what we can do about it.

Every nation has a unique role in saving our planet’s endangered species. As Canadians it’s important that we know about the plight and prospects of wildlife from around the world. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday May 17 2020

UPDATED:

Environment Canadasaid the potential for heavy rainfall continues through Monday morning.

As of Sunday morning, 5 to 15 mm of rainfall has fallen across the southern interior.
“A moist and unstable atmosphere over the southern BC interior tonight will continue to provide favourable conditions for showers and thunderstorms,” Environment Canadasaid.

 

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