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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."

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Jun 10 2020

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..

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 09 2020

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In the RDKB, the Emergency Operations Centre rescinded an evacuation alert for 1136 properties affecting about 2200 people in the Boundary from Carmi on the West Kettle River to Christina Lake, leaving no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.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 09 2020

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.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 09 2020

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.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jun 06 2020

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.

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.