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By Trail Champion on Wednesday Jun 03 2020

At least two young adults are facing charges after an altercation with police Monday evening, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich..

By RDKB on Tuesday Jun 02 2020

The RDKB Emergency Operation Centre has rescinded evacuation orders for 127 properties in the City of Grand Forks and Electoral Area D/Rural Grand Forks, these properties remain on evacuation alert.

Seven properties in Manly Meadows east of Grand Forks and six properties on Beatrice St. in Johnson Flats will remain on evacuation order due to floodwater in the area, existing flood threat or lack of access to homes.

By Contributor on Tuesday Jun 02 2020

Well it’s been a long haul, but we’re happy to report that starting in June we will begin to take clients out again.  

With new protocols in place and safety as our number one priority, we are all looking forward to it. Small groups is what we specialize in. So this will be right up our alley.

Through all the down time, we still managed to get out and fish a lot on our own and with the family.  So, we know where the fish are and look forward to sharing the excitement with you.

And in saying that, here’s your latest fishing report:

By RDKB on Tuesday Jun 02 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre said in a media release Tuesday, that the Boundary rivers peaked and evacuation orders reassessed.

Rivers have peaked for now

• All river gauges show the Kettle River crested overnight with levels dropping at a rate faster than the rise.

• Weather forecasts call for dry conditions this week with some showers on the weekend; this bodes well for local residents who can expect river levels to stabilize at seasonal norms until more rain arrives.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 01 2020

Monday afternoon outside City Hall, Nelsonites joined the millions of people around the world protesting against anti-black racism following the gruesome death of George Floyd, a black man who pleaded for air as a white Minneapolis officer pressed his knee into his neck.

An estimated 200 people turned out to voice their concerns in a peaceful manner while Nelson Police officer watched.

By Province of British Columbia on Monday Jun 01 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 providing case updates for two 24-hour reporting periods: May 30 to May 31, and May 31 to midday today.

“In the first reporting period through May 31, we had nine new cases. In the last 24 hours, we have had a further 15 new cases.

By Trail Champion on Monday Jun 01 2020

Alcohol and substance-related calls aare expected to increase over the summer, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"Over the course of the weekend (May 28 to May 31), the Trail and Greater District Detachment were kept busy when responding to numerous calls for service which included:

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 01 2020

In areas throughout the Interior region, river levels have been high due to snowmelt and rainfall. 

The River Forecast Centre continues to monitor conditions. Part of being prepared includes being aware of water safety following local flooding.

Interior Health encourages the public to consider how drinking water can be affected during and after floods.

By RDKB on Monday Jun 01 2020

The Regional District of Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has issued evacuation orders for 140 residences on multiple properties in the Grand Forks area.

 These latest evacuation orders apply to the following homes:

By RDKB on Monday Jun 01 2020

In a media release Monday, the BC River Forecast Centre issued a Flood Warning for the Boundary area of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary.

The RDKB Emergency Operations Centre said residents are warned that the river levels have exceeded bank-full or will exceed bank-full imminently, and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result.