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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.

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.