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By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 11 2020

Environment Canada issued a Severe Thunderstorm warning for Boundary, West Kootenay, Kootenay Lake and Okanagan Valley Thursday.

Environment Canada said conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and torrential rain.

“Severe thunderstorms may develop south of the international border this afternoon and could move northward across the border late this afternoon or early this evening,” Environment Canada said.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Jun 11 2020

British Columbians will be able to get back to playing sports sooner with the Province’s action to protect amateur sport organizations from COVID-19 liabilities, provided they are complying with public health orders and provincial sport guidelines.

Government has created a ministerial order that protects amateur sport organizations, their employees and volunteers from liability. 

“We want to make sure children and their families can get the benefits of physical activity and get back to playing the sports they love,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jun 10 2020

Fires, a water rescue, an elderly female dealing with a cardiac arrest along with a traffic accident kept first responders busy over the past few days Nelson Fire Rescue said in a media release Wednesday.

“We have seen some very serious incidents take place over the past day or so,” said Nelson Fire Chief Len MacCharles.

“Along with a number of medical first responder incidents and motor vehicle collisions, we have had two serious fires and a water rescue take place in 24 hours,” MacCharles added.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jun 10 2020

On Jan. 23, 2020, Make A Change Canada held a 15 anniversary celebration event in its founding city of Nelson.

To celebrate this milestone, the organization brought in the Montreal Canadiens Alumni team and formed their very own all-star team, the Kootenay Patricks, to take the ice in support of Make A Change Canada. 

By Contributor on Wednesday Jun 10 2020

In response to the overwhelming need for mental health supports during the public health crisis, Take a Hike Foundation has mobilized their team of clinical counsellors online and extended mental health care throughout July and August while youth are on summer break. Long-time Take a Hike program supporter, Teck Trail Operations, was one of the first organizations to step forward with a generous donation to ensure this expanded support was available for vulnerable youth in the West Kootenays.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jun 10 2020

A suspect is in custody, but police are still seeking public information, according to RCMP Cpl. Chris Manseau.

"On June 5, the Castlegar RCMP were called to assist other emergency response crews to a structure fire on Yew St in Castlegar BC.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Jun 10 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 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.

By City of Trail on Wednesday Jun 10 2020

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.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Jun 10 2020

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.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Jun 10 2020

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."

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