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By Contributor on Monday Jul 27 2020

Creston RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are now investigating after the remains of a missing Lethbridge Alberta man were located in the Moyie River late Monday morning.

Lewis White was last seen on July 23, 2020 in Lethbridge Alberta. He was travelling to a destination in BC, however he never arrived as scheduled. His motor vehicle was located on July 26 near the small community of Yahk, situated in southeastern British Columbia.

By Interior Health Authority on Monday Jul 27 2020

Please see statement below regarding Interior Health’s 2020/21 Seasonal Influenza Campaign:

Interior Health (IH) needs to clarify that influenza immunizations will continue to be available through IH and our community partners this fall.  We apologize for any concerns and confusion a recent letter to our community vaccine providers has created.

We agree that it is even more important for people to get immunized this year given the current COVID-19 pandemic.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jul 25 2020

Two major crimes that shocked the community during the past few years were concluded in Nelson Court Friday.

The first happened when Miles Halverson was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in a federal penitentiary for the killing of Matt Reeder in June of 2018 outside the Pharmasave Drug Store on 600 Baker Street.

Halverson, 55, pleaded guilty in 2019 to manslaughter for the killing of Reeder with a single kick to the head.

Both Halverson and Reeder knew each other.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jul 25 2020

Environment Canada is continuing its Heat Warning for the Southern Interior of BC, with temperatures reaching 35 degrees Celsius, combined with overnight lows near 18 degrees Celsius, through Friday.

"A strong ridge of high pressure remains over the southern interior of British Columbia leading to hot conditions," Environment Canada said.

"On Friday, temperatures will begin to moderate as the ridge of high pressure weakens beginning in the Fraser Canyon. The Kootenays will see temperatures moderate on Saturday."

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 24 2020

And the COVID-19 hits just keep coming for Kelowna.

Interior Health has found that further testing of individuals has allowed identified an additional location in Kelowna where individuals may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Interior Health said Friday that individuals who visited Fossello’s clothing store, 565 Bernard Avenue, on July 18 or on the morning of July 20 (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.) are asked to self-monitor themselves closely for symptoms of COVID-19 and to get tested if they begin to exhibit symptoms.

By Bob Hall on Thursday Jul 23 2020

While travel is a tricky endeavor at this time, Selkirk College is offering exciting second-year English courses that will transport you through space and time from the comfort of your own home.

Open to full-time students, part-time students and community learners, Selkirk College’s second-year courses take you to heaven and hell (with the help of Milton), into slam poetry halls, and introduce you to Indigenous perspectives where you will be invited to take undertake “a shift of heart.”

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 22 2020

There has been a drug alert issued for Nelson by ANKORS after overdose has been reported due to toxic concentrations of fentanyl in the area.

“Extremely Toxic Concentrations of Fentanyl in Light Green powdered or pebbly substance (has been reported),” the ANKORS drug alert said.

“There have been recent reports of overdose associated with this substance in the Nelson Area.”

For Your Safety:

1.     Don’t use alone - tell a sober buddy who can call for help

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 22 2020

Interior Health said in a media release Wednesday that further testing of individuals has identified an additional location in Kelowna where individuals may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Interior Health said individuals who visited Browns Socialhouse, 100-1544 Harvey Avenue, on July 13 or July 16-19 are asked to self-monitor themselves closely for symptoms of COVID-19 and to get tested if they begin to exhibit symptoms.

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.

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