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By Benjamin Phillips on Wednesday Aug 18 2021

The Trail Smoke Eaters have acquired goaltender Evan Fradette from the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) in exchange for forward Justin Ross & Future Considerations.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Aug 18 2021

It’s on the frontlines and ready for battle.

Vulnerable people in Nelson and area can now access the Co-ordinated Access Hub — located at 521 Vernon St., in the old Nelson CARES building — a service that draws together the full spectrum of social services in the city.

The one-stop shop provides many of the supports and services for people who may be at risk or experiencing homelessness, including employment services, housing, harm reduction and health services.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Sunday Aug 15 2021

If the code red designation has been issued for humanity by the United Nations in regards to climate change, it’s “incandescent” for Nelsonites, says one city councillor.

Rik Logtenberg said an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released on Monday, Aug. 9, that warned climate change was “widespread, rapid, and intensifying, and some trends are now irreversible” should galvanize people in Nelson to greater heights.

By Southeast Fire Centre on Sunday Aug 15 2021

Three wildfires burning south of the United States border may be visible from communities in the Southeast Fire Centre including Grand Forks, Midway, Rock Creek and surrounding areas.

Winds in northeast Washington state where these fires are burning are pushing the fires south, away from the border. There is no threat to Canadian communities or values from these fires at present.

Heavy smoke in the Southeast Fire Centre continues to flow in from the B.C. Interior.

As of Friday, August 13, 2021, the status of these Washington wildfires is as follows:

By Contributor on Thursday Aug 12 2021

The City of Trail, in conjunction with Leaders International Executive Search, has officially started the recruitment process for the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 12 2021

RCMP confirm officers are investigating a drive-by shooting during the early hours of Saturday, August 7 in the Mountain Station area of Nelson.

RCMP said in a media release just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday, the Nelson RCMP were contacted after receiving a report of possible shots fired in the 1400 Block of Ash Street in Nelson.

“Frontline RCMP officers immediately attended with assistance from the Nelson City Police Department to the 1400 block of Ash St and found that multiple shots had been fired and a residence had been struck numerous time,” the RCMP media release said.

By Contributor on Wednesday Aug 11 2021

The Lower Columbia Affordable Housing Society (LCAHS) proudly provided a tour in early July  for representatives of organizations who contributed funding and support to the development of Columbia Park Housing in East Trail.  The nine units of affordable rental housing in the 3 storey building are providing great new homes for individuals and families residing in the Lower Columbia Region.

By City of Trail on Wednesday Aug 11 2021

The City of Trail is pleased to announce it has sold the City-owned property at 898 Victoria Street, previously occupied by the Union Hotel, to Edmonton-based BJT Properties for the development of a Dairy Queen Grill and Chill restaurant. The property sale closed on Friday, July 30, 2021 with a purchase price of $475,000. 

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Aug 10 2021

As of Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, 82.0% (3,801,960) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 70.3% (3,257,931) have received their second dose.

In addition, 82.9% (3,585,467) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 72.2% (3,121,816) have received their second dose.

Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 1,079 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 152,918 cases in the province:

By Interior Health Authority on Tuesday Aug 10 2021

The public are encouraged to join a live, interactive telephone town hall to discuss B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts in the Interior Health region.

The call will be hosted by Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, who along with representatives from Interior Health, will be available to answer questions about COVID-19.

To participate, on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 7:00 p.m., dial: 1-877-229-8493 and enter ID code 117216.