Picture day may be the only time children see each other’s faces in school as masks will be mandatory for young people from Grade 4 and up for the coming school year in School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake).
The district was given its marching orders earlier this week regarding how the management of the pandemic’s fourth wave will be handled once school resumes Tuesday, Sept. 7 and there are some changes, including masking up.
The current nature of development in Nelson is not serving the needs of some of the people of the city, one city councillor claimed during a recent elected official’s meeting.
Keith Page asked city council and city staff to make a commitment during an Aug. 17 regular council business meeting in council chambers to stage a workshop to deal with the disparity between the type of housing development in the city versus the actual needs of Nelsonites.
A truly bizarre road rage incident has resulted in a criminal investigation, with police requesting police assistance identifying the perpetrator, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
"On Aug. 21, at 12:05 p.m. Trail and Greater District RCMP received a complaint about a road rage incident which began in the parking lot located in the 8100 block of Hwy 3B, in Trail," Wicentowich said.
More than 100 people set up shop outside the Nelson RCMP detachment Monday to protest police attacks on old growth forest defenders at Fairy Creek on Vancouver Island.
The protest, dubbed the “Last Stand West Kootenays” was staged to express concerns over the recent escalating level of violence against Fairy Creek protesters by members of the RCMP.
The protest was one of 17 staged across the province Monday, including New Denver, Nanaimo, Vernon as well as in Calgary and Toronto.
Starting Sept. 13, 2021, proof of vaccination will be required in B.C. for people attending certain social and recreational settings and events.
This important step will continue to increase the vaccination rate across the province and provide confidence to fully vaccinated people that those around them are also fully vaccinated.
"Vaccines are our ticket to putting this pandemic behind us," said Premier John Horgan.
The recent surge in new COVID-19 cases in the BC Interior, including the Nelson area, has forced the Nelson Road Kings to cancel its 2021 Queen City Cruise.
Nelson Road Kings president Marcello Piro told The Nelson Daily the upward trend of new COVID-19 cases was a warning sign that organizers just could not push aside.
“With COVID numbers trending upwards in our area at an alarming rate, it was felt by our directors that the safety or our community comes first,” Piro explained.
Nobody rides for free.
That is, unless you are 12 and under on BC Transit or TransLink service buses.
For the pre-teen segment of society Sept. 1 will herald the beginning of free bus service, part of the Get on Board program funded by the provincial government.
Anyone who typically buys fares or monthly bus passes for children 12 and under will no longer need to do so, saving up to $420 a year.
The man reported missing Wednesday has been located Nelson Police said Thursday in a media release.
"This person has been located," the NPD media release said.
"NPD wishes to thank the public for their assistance."
Police request public assistance in locating missing Nelson man
Nelson Police is asking the public for assistance in the search for 38-year-old Dallas Paulsen.
Nelson Police said Paulsen, who is a Nelson resident, has not been heard from since the afternoon of August 18, 2021 (Wednesday).
The number of new COVID-19 cases in the Nelson area continues to surge according to the latest figures posted on the BC Centre of Disease Control website.
Wednesday, the BCCDC released its weekly Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map, shows Nelson as the hotspot for the Kootenay-Columbia region of the province.
On Aug. 15, Trail and Greater District RCMP received a complaint about someone putting Covid-19 anti-vaccination leaflets on vehicles in the parking lot located in the 8100 block of Highway 3B, in Trail.
The parking lot is located outside a Covid-19 vaccination clinic.
The Trail and Greater District RCMP is looking to speak to the person responsible for leaving the leaflets on the vehicles. Anyone with information can call the Trail and Greater District RCMP at 250-364-2566 to speak to a police officer.