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By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 22 2020

Nelson Police said in a media release Wednesday, the 55-year-old Abbotsford Police Officer who tried to intervene in a street incident last week in the Heritage City has died from his injuries.

Nelson Police responded to the report of a disturbance in the on Thursday, July 16 on Baker Street, where officers found a seriously injured male.

“The man was taken to hospital in critical condition and has since died,” Nelson Police said.

“Abbotsford Police Department has previously confirmed that this male was one of their officers,” Nelson Police added.

By Contributor on Tuesday Jul 21 2020

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Friday, July 24, 2020, both Category 2 and Category 3 fires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction, which includes the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District and the Selkirk Natural Resource District.

The BC Wildfire Service is implementing this prohibition to help prevent human caused wildfires and to protect public safety. A map indicating the areas affected by this prohibition is available online.

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Jul 21 2020

Witnesses likely saved the life of a stabbing victim with ther quick response, according to Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

He said on Sunday, July 19, at 4:24 p.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP responded to a complaint of stabbing near Gyro Park at 1090 Charles Lake Drive in Trail.

"A verbal dispute began between the 31-year-old male suspect and 45-year-old male victim which then escalated into physical altercation where the victim was stabbed. The victim was taken to hospital for medical treatment for life threatening injuries."

By RDKB on Monday Jul 20 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has entered into an agreement with the BC Wildfire Service authorizing use of the Christina Lake Dog Park at the south end of Swanson Road for chainsaw training to remove dangerous trees and accumulated deadfall on July 21 and 22.

 Crews will use the cleanup project to hone their manual falling and bucking skills for wildfire activity and to progress in the WorkSafeBC Faller Competency Program.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 20 2020

The Shambhala Electronic Music Festival was forced to cancel its 2020 event at its wilderness location outside Salmo due to the novel coronavirus — COVID-19.

Now the popular festival has hit the pause button on its 2020 virtual event, set for July 23-25 after several women recently came forward on social media to make sexual assault allegations against one of its artists.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jul 18 2020

The Abbotsford Police Department confirms that one of their off-duty police officer intervened in a disturbance incident in Nelson, BC on July 16, 2020, and, as a result of this incident, the officer remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

This information was released Sunday by Nelson Police Department in a media release.

"We will not be releasing the officer’s name at this time so that the family can have privacy," the Abbotsford Police Department said in the NPD media release.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 17 2020

Interior Health is reporting Friday that as part of the ongoing investigations, six cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among employees at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH).

In a media release, IH’s investigation indicates these cases are connected to the cluster of cases in the community from early July.

Interior Health said at this time there are no impacts on our services at KGH and we have no indication that any patients have been exposed to the disease.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Jul 17 2020

In a media release appearing on the league's website, the BC Hockey League announced Friday that it is planning to start the 2020-21 regular season on Dec. 1, pending approval from the Provincial Health Office (PHO).

“We’ve been having discussions with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture since March around a safe return to play,” said BCHL Commissioner Chris Hebb in the media release.

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jul 16 2020

The Province of BC has approved the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary to receive just under $150,000 to complete a Boundary region flood and geohazard risk assessment.

The project will cost $163,000 in total with $13,000 funded in kind by the RDKB.

By Contributor on Thursday Jul 16 2020

RCMP in the BC Southern Interior is cautioning residents to avoid falling victim to the Fake Gold Scam, a recurring seasonal crime series that is on the rise once again in the region.

The implementation of COVID-19 restrictions by British Columbia public health officials likely contributed to the reduced number of occurrences in the early portion of 2020.

However reports of the scam that have been received in Kelowna, Cranbrook, Penticton, Kamloops and the North Okanagan, in both June and July, is an indication that offenders are once again travelling the region.