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By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 28 2020

The Valhalla Wilderness Society said in a media release a local runner got more than he bargained for during an afternoon jog through the Rail-Trail in the small West Kootenay community of Hills, BC, during the Victoria Day long weekend.

Francis Levasseur was jogging on the railbed trail near a friend’s farm when he came into contact with a less-than-hospitable black bear.

By RDKB on Wednesday May 27 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) issued two more evacuation alerts on May 27 bringing the total number of properties on evacuation alert in the Grand Forks area to sixteen.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday May 27 2020

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

“Today, we are announcing nine new cases, for a total of 2,550 cases in British Columbia.

By Contributor on Wednesday May 27 2020

The BC Coroners Service has published updated reports on illicit drug toxicity deaths and fentanyl-detected drug deaths to the end of April 2020.

The reports show an average of 3.2 illicit drug toxicity deaths per day in the first four months of this year.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday May 27 2020

While police are calling a violent home invasion last Friday "very rare", they are also cautioning residents to be mindful of security in their homes, vehicles and properties.

Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich said the situation Friday appears to have been a case of mistaken identity.

By The Conversation on Wednesday May 27 2020

By Carolyn Emery, for The Conversation

While sports facilities and leagues are still gauging how and when to reopen in the wake of the coronavirus, now is the best time to think about concussion prevention: before young people get back on the playing field.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday May 27 2020

After more than five years, jury selection is finally slated for Sept. 8 in Nelson for a Castlegar RCMP officer charged with manslaughter.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 26 2020

ANKORS (AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society) in Nelson issued a New Drug Alert Tuesday after samples sold were found to contain a toxic combination of benzodiazepines and fentanyl.

In a media release Tuesday, ANKORS spokesperson said there have been recent reports of overdose associated with the use of this substance as described in the Nelson area.

By Sara Golling on Tuesday May 26 2020

Readers will already have read some articles about what our society needs to do to build a better world post-COVID-19.  Analyzing our world as it is now rapidly reveals an urgent need for major change on many fronts.

By City of Trail on Tuesday May 26 2020

Bears can become a big nuisance this time of year as they are often attracted to bagged garbage that has been left in easily accessible outdoor trashcans. To help with this issue, the City asks all residents to store their garbage in a secure place until their scheduled collection day.