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By Province of British Columbia on Saturday May 16 2020

Anne Kang, Minister of Citizens’ Services and responsible for Multiculturalism, has issued the following statement in response to the increase in hate crimes and incidents towards people of Asian heritage in B.C.:

By Boundary Sentinel on Saturday May 16 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary said in a media release, that if rainfall predicted by Environment Canada exceeds the 10 to 30 millimetres forecast for the region the 2020 freshet could continue with even higher flows in rivers and tributaries

The RDKB said unsettled weather is forecast to bring possible thunderstorms before Tuesday, May 19 when Boundary rivers would be close to their seasonal peak.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday May 15 2020

RCMP said in a media release Friday that a woman died at the scene following a two-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon on Highway 3A in Thrums.

RCMP said officers and Emergency Services responded to the fatal collision that happened at approximately 5:30 p.m. at Lookout Road, which is 16 kilometers west of South Slocan.

RCMP said it was determined that a northbound grey Honda Civic was rear-ended by a white Dodge pickup truck. 

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday May 13 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Wednesday said, thankfully, major rivers and tributaries across the Boundary received minimal amounts of precipitation and experienced cooler temperatures creating favorable freshet conditions so far this week.

The Special Weather Statement issued by Environment Canada, which called for major rain overnight, did not materialize but more unsettled weather is on its way.

By Bob Hall on Wednesday May 13 2020

Selkirk College is creating carefully crafted plans for a phased return to in-person delivery of post-secondary education on its campuses and learning centres.

The college adjourned in-person instruction on March 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, moving students to alternate delivery models for the remainder of the Winter Semester.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday May 13 2020

Residents of Riondel have planned a demonstration Friday in the East Shore town to protest a cell tower proposed for the center of the community.

The protest, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 15th, will be next door to Bob’s Bar and Grill near the TELUS property in Riondel.

“A significant number of residents here are very concerned about a 100-foot cell tower Telus wants to erect within the next few weeks,” Harreson Tanner, part of the Riondel Cell Tower Urgent Relocation Group, told The Nelson Daily in an emailed statement.

By RDKB on Tuesday May 12 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary wants residents in Westbridge, Beaverdell and Rock Creek to prepare for higher water levels in tributaries to the West Kettle River and possible flooding at low elevations.

On the afternoon of May 12, Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement for southern B.C. with five to upward of 30 millimetres of rain forecast to fall unpredictably across the region for the next one to two days.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 12 2020

Environment Canada has ended a Special Weather Statement for Southern BC, including the Boundary, Arrow and Slocan Lakes and West Kootenay.

Environment Canada is calling for rain Wdnesday, ending early this morning then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. There is a risk of thunderstorms this afternoon. with snow level 1700 metres rising to 2100 metres near noon and a temperature high of 15 C.

Special Weather Statement for Boundary, West Kootenay

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 11 2020

Nakusp RCMP have requested public assistance for information after two dogs in the community of Burton disappeared from the owner’s yard (Tuesday) May 5.

Police received the report of the missing animals on Friday, May 8, from a from a Caribou Creek Road resident, who said the dogs disappeared from the yard at approximately 7 a.m. on (Tuesday) May 5, 2020.

“The Burton woman reportedly let her dogs out into her private yard and when she returned a short time later her pets were missing,” RCMP said in the media release.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 11 2020

In a media release Monday, the Interior Health’s Medical Health Officer declared an outbreak of COVID-19 illness has ended at a West Kelowna agricultural business.

Interior Health said the successful conclusion of this outbreak is the result of excellent co-operation and partnership from everyone involved, including Bylands Nurseries Ltd. and the workers who were quarantined in on-site housing until the virus was eliminated.