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By Contributor on Monday Sep 21 2020

Yellow archangel (Lamium galeobdolon) is native to the shaded woods of Europe and Western Asia and introduced in Canada as a garden ornamental. 

Yellow archangel has escaped in the Boundary and can be found growing under trees in the Christina Lake area and possibly in other areas.  It is in the mint family, so it has square stems, stolons, and opposite leaves. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 21 2020

BC voters are going to the polls on October 24th.

Premier John Horgan made the snap-election announcement Monday following a meeting with B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Janet Austin.

“I have just met with the Lieutenant Governor and she has agreed with my request to hold an election on October 24,” Premier Horgan said in a media release.

By Dick Cannings MP on Saturday Sep 19 2020

Parliament begins its fall session this coming week and I have just returned from a week of meetings in Ottawa to discuss how that sitting will look—both in terms of how we will meet and the policies the government may bring forward in the Speech from the Throne on Wednesday.

By Contributor on Saturday Sep 19 2020

By Susan Brown, President and CEO, Interior Health

The past seven months reflect some of most turbulent times our country has seen, so if you are feeling anxious and confused, I understand.

By Province of British Columbia on Friday Sep 18 2020

More than 200 B.C. firefighters and related personnel are heading to the U.S. to help battle extreme fire activity in Oregon.

By Contributor on Friday Sep 18 2020

The BC government released its much anticipated old growth forests report recently, and cautious optimism best describes the reaction to its recommendations from its independent panel.

On the plus side, Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, acknowledges that old growth forest management needs to change.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 17 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to spike in the province — Thursday, the province reported a record high 165 new cases — BC Public Health announced a new method of testing now available for children.

During Thursday’s COVID-19 media briefing, Dr. Bonnie Henry said the new test available for children is a saline mouth rinse and gargle sample.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 17 2020

Nothing new for regions in BC dealing with smoke.

Environment Canada said most regions of BC will continue to be impacted, or are likely to be impacted, by wildfire smoke over the next 24 hours.

“Smoke originating from wildfires in the United States will continue to transport over the southern half of the province,” Environment Canada said Friday.

By Contributor on Thursday Sep 17 2020

Crossing through the Pemberton Valley just got a little more secure for the dwindling population of grizzly bears that live in the Squamish-Lillooet region.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada and its partners have conserved an 87-hectare (214-acre), ecologically important property along the Ryan River, in Pemberton Meadows.

By Contributor on Thursday Sep 17 2020

Drivers will soon have a stronger incentive to take a good look around before opening their car doors.

To better protect cyclists, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is raising the fine for “dooring.”

The new fine for anyone who opens a car door when it is not reasonably safe to do so (known as “dooring”) will be $368 as of Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.