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By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Nov 02 2018

Interior Health said in a media release that testing for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) just got easier for residents across the Interior Health (IH) region, now that On Demand testing is available at all IH laboratories.

In the release Thursday, IH said patients can visit any IH lab and get an HIV test without having to first visit their physician or nurse practitioner.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 01 2018

It’s that time again — time to fall back as Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday.

The first Sunday of November has been designated as the end of Daylight Saving Time when most places fall back.

And listening to the comments Thursday of BC Premier John Horgan, don’t bet on Daylight Saving Time being scrapped anytime soon.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 31 2018

FortisBC said the energy company is monitoring natural gas consumption following a pipeline explosion earlier this month near Prince George, BC, with a goal to keep homes warm as customers head into the colder, winter months.

Sean Beardow, Manager, Corporate Communications, said FortisBC is working to ensure that all of our customers continue to have access to the natural gas they need.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 30 2018

Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in Nelson joined fellow colleagues across the country on the picket line Tuesday. Nelson members began strike action at 7 a.m. along with workers in Columbia River, Nelson, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson and Fort St. John, B.C.

By Bob Hall on Monday Oct 29 2018

The Selkirk College Saints return to the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre this weekend facing a pivotal two-game set against the University of Victoria in what is clearly a fork in the road for the young British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.

By Contributor on Sunday Oct 28 2018
Update: Sunday evening, Trail top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich issued the following update:, "SAR located the missing person.  The missing person was taken into police custody and will be medically assessed. Thank you to SAR for all their efforts.
 
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The Trail RCMP Detachment would like to notify the Trail public that SAR will be conducting an operation along the river in the Trail area, in an effort to locate a missing person this afternoon.
By Contributor on Saturday Oct 27 2018

The Castlegar RCMP have a seized a substantial amount of illicit drugs following the execution of two search warrants at two Castlegar residences on Thursday.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 25 2018

Nelson Hoops Association is hosting a basketball camp in November geared to promote coaching at the younger levels.

Organizers of Nelson Hoops Association said Anthony Luyken of Canada Basketball is coming to Nelson to facilitate a coaching clinic geared towards skills and drills for Grades 1-8.

“This (clinic) is geared towards new and inexperienced coaches such as teachers and parents, as well as seasoned coaches instructing younger age groups,” a Nelson Hoops Association spokesperson said.

By Dick Cannings MP on Thursday Oct 25 2018

Richard Cannings MP (South Okanagan—West Kootenay) - Last April and May two serious acid spills caused havoc in Trail, BC.  Yesterday during Question Period, Cannings questioned the Prime Minister whether Transport Canada is properly investigating these incidents.

Cannings has also been in consultation with local officials in his pursuit to bring this important matter to the floor of the House of Commons.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 24 2018

Ootischenia Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle vehicle MVI involving a car and a pick-up truck at the intersection of Hwy 3 and Columbia Road at approximately 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning according to Ootischenia firefighter Mike Pereversoff, who was first on scene.

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