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.
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."
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.
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.”
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.