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By Province of British Columbia on Saturday Jul 31 2021

The wildfire situation is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 7 p.m. (Pacific time) on Friday, July 30, 2021.

For real-time updates on evacuation alerts and orders, visit: https://twitter.com/EmergencyInfoBC

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Jul 30 2021

 

One of the city’s water sources has been given a severe drought designation by the province as hot and dry weather continues in the region.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Jul 29 2021

As of Thursday, July 29, 2021, 81.0% (3,753,057) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 64.1% (2,971,793) have received their second dose.

In addition, 81.9% (3,543,503) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 66.8% (2,890,948) have received their second dose.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Jul 29 2021

Premier John Horgan is inviting all British Columbians to join him in saluting front-line workers during the ongoing pandemic, as well as those battling wildfires, with a public cheer on B.C. Day.

By Contributor on Thursday Jul 29 2021

Extraordinarily high demand for emergency services has led to longer wait times on police non-emergency lines answered by E-Comm, as call takers prioritize a record-breaking number of 9-1-1 calls from people in life or death situations.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 29 2021

The 33rd edition of the Capitol Theatre Summer Youth Program takes to the stage this weekend for the presentation of Little Women — The Musical, Thursday through Saturday.

By The Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 29 2021

Matti Erickson is off to Nairobi, Kenya.

The Kootenay Chaos Track star was selected by Athletics Canada Monday to represent the country at the World U20 track Championships next month in Nairobi, Kenya.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 28 2021

RCMP officers from the Nelson Detachment responded to a variety of calls during the past few weeks, including campers stranded on Pig Island on Kootenay River near Beasley, theft of fire equipment from the Beasley Fire Hall, an intoxicated woman smashing windows with an axe at a boat access cabin in the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, assault with a weapon that had occurred in Slocan Park BC and a r

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Jul 28 2021

The surge in new COVID-19 cases in the Okanagan has prompted new restrictions as Interior Health (IH) looks to get a handle on the recent outbreak in the Central Okanagan.

Interior Health said in a media release Wednesday that significant increases in COVID-19 transmission has forced the announcement of measures to contain the outbreak.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jul 28 2021

 BC Wildfire Service staff have been impacted by the use of a drone in the Arrow Lake wildfire complex airspace on Wednesday July 28, 2021, due to people operating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or “drones”) above the fires.