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By The Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 06 2021

Nelson Police issued a warning to the public Thursday about an increase fraudulent precious metals in the area.

Nelson Police said in a media release that with the increase in gold prices, officers have identified several incidents in which fraudulent gold bullions have been sold in the West Kootenay area.

“The Nelson Police Department would like to make the public aware of caution in dealing with, but not limited to, PAMP Swiss gold bullions and Perth Gold bullions,” the media release said.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Aug 06 2021

The heat is still on in the kitchen as the state of emergency in the region and across the province has been extended.

On Thursday the provincial government’s Department of Public Safety and Solicitor General added more days to the current state of emergency order existing province-wide.

Continued hot and dry weather bumped the order to Aug. 18 as 254 wildfires burn across B.C., with 60 burning in the Southeast Fire Centre, which includes Nelson.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 05 2021

Nelson Police have started an investigation after human remains were found near the boat launch at Lakeside Park early this morning.

Nelson Police said officers responded to a report of a man down at Lakeside Park early Thursday morning.

Nelson Police and BC Ambulance Services as well as the BC Coroner Services responded and confirmed the male was deceased upon arrival. 

The male has been identified as a local Nelson male in his 50’s. The family of the deceased has been notified. 

The file remains under investigation. 

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 04 2021

The Heritage City saw a sharp spike in new COVID-19 cases during the last week of July the BC Center of Disease Control Graphic Distribution by Local Health Area of Case Residence map released Wednesday showed.

The graphic showed Nelson more than doubled its COVID-19 cases from 13 between July 18-24 to 38 from July 25-31.

The increase in cases forced a few businesses to close during last weekend as some staff members were forced into self-isolation due to positive COVID-19 tests.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Aug 04 2021

One person is in custody and two more are under investigation after a weekend traffic stop, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Sunday, Aug. 1, at 2:10 a.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP officers initiated a traffic stop with a 2007 Dodge Calibre containing three occupants in the 700 block of Victoria Street, in downtown Trail," Wicentowich said.

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Aug 03 2021

The BC Ministry of Health released the updated COVID-19 numbers following the BC Day Longweekend.

As of Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, 81.4% (3,773,442) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 67.3% (3,121,311) received their second dose.

In addition, 82.3% (3,560,982) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 69.7% (3,013,074) received their second dose.

By RDKB on Tuesday Aug 03 2021

During the weekend, according to BC Wildfire Service battling the Nk'Mip Creek Wildfire:

  • Fire growth was observed on the northeastern flank, however, cooler, more humid weather has helped firefighting efforts.
  • The fire is now estimated to have burned more than 16,005 hectares.
  • There are 186 firefighters, six helicopters and 24 pieces of heavy machinery that have been deployed to fight the wildfire.

July 28 report on the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire 

According to the BC Wildfire Service:

By Contributor on Tuesday Aug 03 2021

The BC Wildfire Service continues to respond to the Gladstone Park wildfire , which originated 34 kilometres north of Christina Lake in the Boundary fire zone. 

The fire is currently estimated at 4,216 hectares in size. The existing Area Restriction Order in the vicinity of the Gladstone Park wildfire has been expanded.

The continued need to protect public and responder safety in Gladstone Provincial Park is the reason for the expansion of the Area Restriction.

In the interest of public and responder safety, an area restriction is now in effect:

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Aug 03 2021

Police will be consulting with Provincial Crown after officers were called to a residence in Grand Forks to deal with a man barricaded inside a residence following an attack on paramedics.

RCMP said on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 1 p.m. officers were called to a residence on the 100 block of 81st Ave in Grand Forks. 

Police were advised that a man had become violent towards two paramedics called to assist him. 

Grand Forks officers arrived to find that the man had barricaded himself inside. Officers contained the area and called in additional resources to assist. 

By Sarah Lord on Monday Aug 02 2021

SMRT1 Technologies, a Nelson-based supplier of smart vending solutions, has signed a five-year contract to provide smart vending solutions to Vancouver-based company, UpMeals.

UpMeals uses smart vending to offer safe access to fresh and healthy meals 24/7 with a reduced ecological footprint. For example, people who work in a large office building in a big city, can buy a fresh salad from a vending machine, any time of night or day.

"Imagine having fresh and healthy food options available 24/7 at work," says the UpMeals website.

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