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By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Aug 18 2022

A portion of Vernon Street that was originally slated for a right-hand turning lane will be closed and sold by the city back to the business on that street.

The triangular-shaped piece of property that was once a part of 705 Vernon St. will be sold to the owner — Finley’s Bar and Grill — after the road allowance was permanently closed by city council (Aug. 9).                     

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Aug 17 2022

During the past week the Southeast Fire Centre has seen an increase in fire activity a BC Wildfire Service media release said Wednesday.

The BC Wildfire Service said that ground crews and aviation resources have since responded to 87 new fires, 51 remain active at this time — with 15 of these fires are Under Control, 10 are being held and 26 are currently listed as Out of Control.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Aug 17 2022

The illicit drug toxicity death rate in Nelson has dropped by over 50 per cent in the first quarter of 2022, according to preliminary data released by the B.C. Coroners Service.

Nelson recorded a 10.8 per cent death rate — per 100,000 person-years — from January to April this year, with one death being recorded due to toxic drug supply.

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Aug 16 2022

A quick response by police to a report of a robbery resulted in an arrest said Grand Forks RCMP in a media release Tuesday.

Just after 8:30 PM on Monday evening, August 15th, Grand Forks RCMP are dispatched to a report of a robbery that just happened at a gas station on the 2700 block of Central Avenue.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Aug 16 2022

The Southeast Fire Centre said on social media that there were more than 2,000 lightning strikes were recorded in the region during the thunderstorms that passed over the area on Thursday, August 11, 2022.

Due to the storm, BC Wildfire ground crews and aviation resources responded to 76 new fires, which 59 remain active.

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Aug 16 2022

At least 1,095 British Columbians are believed to have been lost to the toxic drug supply between January and June 2022, according to preliminary data released by the BC Coroners Service.

By Contributor on Tuesday Aug 16 2022

As high school, college and university students prepare for the upcoming new school year, the need for technology supplies rises.

However, shortages of essential supplies like computer chips may limit the options available to shoppers. Students and families might find it hard to purchase the exact tech they desire from trustworthy sellers. 

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Aug 16 2022

Elected officials in Nelson will see a bump in wages in the next incarnation of city council.

A city staff report revealed an underpaid group of city councillors and mayor compared to similar sized cities in B.C., and recommended an increase to the remuneration for council of 5.14 per cent, moving salaries from $26,212 to $27,560 for city council.

By Castlegar Source on Monday Aug 15 2022

The BC RCMP Major Crime Unit (BC RCMP MCU) with the assistance of the Southeast District Major Crime Unit (SED MCU) has now taken over a suspicious death investigation in Castlegar.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Aug 15 2022

Everyone is on-board for the new transit exchange for the city’s downtown after the BC Transit business case for the project was approved by the city.