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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.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 04 2020

In a media release Wednesday, the City of Nelson said on June 1, 2020, Council approved the roll out of a city-wide E-bike Program for residents with the goal of promoting active transportation, community wellbeing and reducing GHG emissions.

The City of Nelson said the program will provide low interest financing for Nelson homeowners who would like to purchase a commuter bike including electric bikes, do-it-yourself conversion kits and non-electric bikes with the loan applied monthly on the homeowner’s Nelson Hydro electric bill and repaid over the term of the loan.

By RDKB on Thursday Jun 04 2020

The RDKB Emergency Operation Centre said Wednesday it will maintain evacuation alerts for 127 properties across the Boundary, and evacuation orders for 13 properties in the City of Grand Forks and Electoral Area D/Rural Grand Forks until at least June 4, when weekend weather forecasts are more certain.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Jun 03 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 22 new cases, for a total of 2,623 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 214 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 2,243 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jun 03 2020

On May 29, at 9:19 p.m. the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment received a report that an unknown suspect had smashed the window of a motor vehicle and had allegedly stolen loose change left inside. A specialist, with the RCMP Forensic Identification Section (FIS) examined the vehicle for forensic evidence.

In an effort to advance the still ongoing criminal investigation, RCMP is asking witnesses, or anyone with any information regarding this incident, to call the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment at 250-364-2566.

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