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 12 new cases who have tested positive for COVID-19, for a total of 2,680 cases in British Columbia.
“There are 185 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 2,328 people who tested positive have recovered.
The City of Trail Parks & Recreation Department is re-opening City-owned playgrounds* and the Gyro Park spray park starting Thursday, June 11, 2020 as part of the City’s COVID-19 plan to carefully re-open its outdoor amenities with a phased approach.
*Please note the playground structure at Haley Park complex and the swing set at Pole Park will be undergoing maintenance and will remain closed until this work is complete. An update will be provided.
The B.C. government has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response.
Trail RCMP are reporting two alcohol-involved infractions, and also one odd case of a motorist bringing attention to his own misdeed after the fact, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicenotwich.
"On June 5, at 7:22 p.m., the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP launched an investigation after a local resident posted a video online of himself allegedly driving his vehicle at speeds in excess of 180 km/hr. The 18-year-old Trail man was issued a $483 violation ticket for Excessive Speed contrary to Section 148 (1) of the BC Motor Vehicle Act."
Police are adivsing residents to learn the rules and know the penalties for breaking them when it comes to operating drones.
Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich said the machines appear to be turning into a local nuisance.
"On June 5, at 2:51 p.m., the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP responded to a complaint about a drone flying around a residential neighbourhood in the 1800-block of Second Avenue in Fruitvale. RCMP located the owner who advised the drone was broken and wouldn’t be bothering the neighbourhood again," Wicentowich said in a release..
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.
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.
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.
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.