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By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 09 2020

In separate media releases, Regional Districts in the Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary announced the lifting all evacuation alerts in their respective areas Tuesday.

In the RDKB, the Emergency Operations Centre rescinded an evacuation alert for 1136 properties affecting about 2200 people in the Boundary from Carmi on the West Kettle River to Christina Lake, leaving no properties in the region on evacuation alert or order due to the 2020 freshet.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 09 2020

RCMP said in a media release Tuesday that police and the BC Coroners Services are currently investigating circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a man discovered inside a cabin situated on the south shores of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake.

RCMP said that Monday (June 8, 2020) at 1 p.m., police received a report that a deceased individual was discovered in the North Shore area, inside a cabin on the south side of Kootenay Lake.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 09 2020

The sound of sirens filled the Heritage City Tuesday morning as first responders raced to a report of a house fire in the 300 block of Chatham Street, off Nelson Avenue.

Nelson Fire Rescue in a media release said the Fire Hall received a report of a house on fire with flames being seen from neighbouring streets as people headed to work. Smoke could be seen by early morning golfers at Granite Pointe Golf Course.

Nelson Fire Rescue initially sent both on duty members immediately with call for additional off-duty members responding from home.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jun 06 2020

Nelson Police are reporting a second drug overdose in the city within the past two months.

Thursday, (June 4, 2020) at 7:07 p.m., NPD dispatch received a complaint of a female that was non-responsive in the backyard area of a structure in the 800 block of Vernon Street. 

When police arrived, they found a female who was non-responsive. Despite all medical efforts, police said the female was pronounced deceased at scene.

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Jun 05 2020

A structure fire on Yew Street this morning has destroyed two homes, one vehicle and many possessions, including a quad, according to Castlegar Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

He said the call came in at roughly 11 a.m., while crews were responding to a report of a grass fire adjacent to Fairview along Hwy 22.

No one was injured, but it is believed a pet, a bearded dragon, perished in the blaze. 

In an interview at roughly 6 p.m., Lattanzio said he was turning the properties over to respective representatives (homeowners, insurance companies and RCMP), while crews 

By Province of British Columbia on Friday Jun 05 2020

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

“Today, we are announcing one new case, for a total of 2,632 cases in British Columbia. One case from yesterday’s total was removed due to a data correction.

“There are 193 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 2,272 people who tested positive have recovered.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Jun 04 2020

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

By CBT on Thursday Jun 04 2020

Businesses, social enterprises and the workforce in the Columbia Basin now have access to even more support to help them in these challenging times. In response to ongoing COVID-19-related developments—including the re-opening of many businesses—Columbia Basin Trust is expanding the ways it can help people and businesses move forward.

By Contributor on Thursday Jun 04 2020

The following is a statement on behalf of Hockey Canada from Tom Renney, chief executive officer, and Scott Smith, president and chief operating officer, on the return-to-hockey process in Canada.

“On March 12, the decision was made to cancel all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities across the country. This was a difficult decision, but one made to maintain the health and safety of all participants and the general public amid growing concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jun 04 2020

The city has elected to hand the operations of the farmer’s markets to another organization less than one month after fielding a request from the West Kootenay EcoSociety for financial help with the markets.

The Nelson and District Youth Centre will assume operations of the Wednesday and Saturday farmer’s markets at Cottonwood Falls Park, a decision that has caught the West Kootenay EcoSociety (WKE) by surprise.

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