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By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Mar 11 2021

Thoughts of Daylight Saving Time change going the way of the dinosaur have been put on hold for another year as British Columbians spring forward at 2 a.m. Sunday to enter Daylight Saving Time 2021.

Many British Columbias had hoped the province would shelve the twice-a-year change after support of putting an end to the change in 2019 was gained during an online survey that revealed more than 93% of the record 223,273 British Columbians indicated a preference to permanent Daylight Savings Time.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 09 2021

Donations for a GoFundMe page continue to pour in for a West Kootenay man killed in a snowmobile accident last week near Kaslo.

Kaslo RCMP said that local Search and Rescue were called to an avalanche accident on the afternoon of Thursday, March 4 in the Antoine Basin area.

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Mar 09 2021

Under guidance from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, Selkirk College is joining post-secondaries from across British Columbia in preparation for a return to in-person education on campuses for September 2021.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Mar 08 2021

Cricket anyone?

Seems like an unrealistic request, but if Landon Veregin gets his way the game of cricket may join the likes of soccer, tennis and slopitch as summer activities enjoyed in Nelson.

“Nelson is an active city . . .. The people here love the outdoors and finding unique ways to enjoy our amazing nature,” said Veregin, who is spearheading the drive to include the sport in the makeup of summer activities played in Nelson.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Mar 07 2021

Local Chiefs from the various first responder units in Nelson went over and above the call of duty Saturday morning at Lakeside Park to raise more than $10,000 for BC Special Olympics as part of the BC FreezinforaReason Campaign.

Led by retiring Nelson Police Chief Paul Burkart, the cast, including Nelson Fire Chief Len MacCharles, Chief Deb Morris of BC Ambulance Services and Regional District of Central Kootenay Regional Fire Chief Nora Hannon, raised $10,300 during the Cold in the Koots fundraiser.

By Michael Jessen on Sunday Mar 07 2021

“Just, (screw) the whole fossil fuel industry. They need to be nationalized as we transition completely from fossil fuels to preserve what is left of a livable planet.” Peter Kalmus

The evidence is mounting in the courtroom of public judgment; a verdict could be delivered soon.

Fossil fuels stand accused of death, destruction, deception, denial, and dishonesty.

By Province of British Columbia on Friday Mar 05 2021

More and more, the conversation about substance use is changing. For example, people are becoming more aware of using words and language that reduce stigma.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 04 2021

RCMP said Emergency Response Team (ERT) was deployed in Kaslo Monday to deal with a distraught woman.

RCMP said the incident began Sunday, February 28, 2021 when officers were informed of using written communication alluding to potential future harm to individuals, such as lethal action and the taking of hostages.

Police said the author of the communication is known to have medical issues that are of concern for their wellbeing.

Police attended the residence, however, were unable to locate the individual.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Mar 03 2021

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the COVID-19 response in British Columbia:

“Today, we are reporting 542 new cases, including five epi-linked cases, for a total of 81,909 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 4,654 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 8,617 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. A further 75,819 people who tested positive have recovered.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Mar 03 2021

The B.C. government is investing $2.4 million to complete wildfire risk reduction projects in the Columbia Basin as part of its economic recovery plan to create jobs and help communities recover from COVID-19 impacts.

“Our government’s support of this program will help mitigate wildfire threats and also provide training and employment opportunities,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “Increasing wildfire resiliency in and around our communities is a key part of B.C.’s overall wildfire strategy.”