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B.C. launches proof of vaccination to stop spread of COVID-19

Premier John Horgan said Monday at a news conference that "vaccines are our ticket to putting this pandemic behind us."

Starting Sept. 13, 2021, proof of vaccination will be required in B.C. for people attending certain social and recreational settings and events.

This important step will continue to increase the vaccination rate across the province and provide confidence to fully vaccinated people that those around them are also fully vaccinated.

"Vaccines are our ticket to putting this pandemic behind us," said Premier John Horgan.

Nelson Road Kings 2021 Queen City Cruise — CANCELLED

Unfortunately, spectators will need to wait at least one more year before lining the streets to see the impressive entrants into the Nelson Road Kings Queen City Cruise. — The Nelson Daily photo

The recent surge in new COVID-19 cases in the BC Interior, including the Nelson area, has forced the Nelson Road Kings to cancel its 2021 Queen City Cruise.

Nelson Road Kings president Marcello Piro told The Nelson Daily the upward trend of new COVID-19 cases was a warning sign that organizers just could not push aside.

“With COVID numbers trending upwards in our area at an alarming rate, it was felt by our directors that the safety or our community comes first,” Piro explained.

Transit free for those 12 and under starting Sept. 1

For the pre-teen segment of society Sept. 1 will herald the beginning of free bus service, part of the Get on Board program funded by the provincial government — BC Transit.

Nobody rides for free.

That is, unless you are 12 and under on BC Transit or TransLink service buses.

For the pre-teen segment of society Sept. 1 will herald the beginning of free bus service, part of the Get on Board program funded by the provincial government.

Anyone who typically buys fares or monthly bus passes for children 12 and under will no longer need to do so, saving up to $420 a year.

UPDATED: Nelson Police report missing man has been located

Nelson Police said Dallas Paulsen has been located, and thanks the public for its assistance.

The man reported missing Wednesday has been located Nelson Police said Thursday in a media release.

"This person has been located," the NPD media release said.

"NPD wishes to thank the public for their assistance."

Police request public assistance in locating missing Nelson man

Nelson Police is asking the public for assistance in the search for 38-year-old Dallas Paulsen.

Nelson Police said Paulsen, who is a Nelson resident, has not been heard from since the afternoon of August 18, 2021 (Wednesday).

BCCDC graphic shows Nelson area 117 new COVID-19 cases

Between August 8-14 the Nelson area reported 117 new COVID-19 cases, up from 74 the week prior. — BCCDC illustration

The number of new COVID-19 cases in the Nelson area continues to surge according to the latest figures posted on the BC Centre of Disease Control website.

Wednesday, the BCCDC released its weekly Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map, shows Nelson as the hotspot for the Kootenay-Columbia region of the province.

Castlegar artist to release album Aug. 20

or those who have an ear to spare, Fill your pockets with Caviar. We’re Leaving is a new album composed and recorded by Castlegar musician/nurse Ty Wright. As a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and actor, Ty has played in multiple bands and has performed in various theater productions, such as Rossland’s Gold Fever Follies (2013-2017), as well as “Chicago”(2014) and “Rock of Ages”(2017) by Black Productions. Now, after sitting on previously recorded material for more than half a decade, Ty is finally slated to release his new/old full-length album.

RCMP seek witnesses to Aug. 14 murder in Whistler

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is calling on the public to help further its ongoing investigation into the death of 26-year old, Henry Stanley Garcia Molina.

Background: On Aug. 14, 2021, at around 2:09 a.m., the Sea-to-Sky RCMP responded to the Whistler Medical Clinic after a male had attended suffering from a stabbing. Police arrived and learned the victim had died as a result of his injuries.

Area restriction reduced for Bill Nye Mountain fire

Map courtesy BCWS

The BC Wildfire Service continues to respond to the Bill Nye Mountain (N11629) fire that originated seven kilometres southeast of Wasa. 

The recent downturn in weather has bolstered weeks of hard work by firefighters, heavy equipment, and aerial resources. As a result of these efforts combined with the more favourable weather conditions over the last few days, fire activity has been reduced.

Hub brings it all together in one place for people deemed ‘most vulnerable’

The Hub is a one-stop shop providing many of the supports and services for people who may be at risk or experiencing homelessness, including employment services, housing, harm reduction and health services — Wikimedia photo.

It’s on the frontlines and ready for battle.

Vulnerable people in Nelson and area can now access the Co-ordinated Access Hub — located at 521 Vernon St., in the old Nelson CARES building — a service that draws together the full spectrum of social services in the city.

The one-stop shop provides many of the supports and services for people who may be at risk or experiencing homelessness, including employment services, housing, harm reduction and health services.

Border uncertainty forces Spokane Braves to withdraw from KIJHL for 2021-22 season

Braves owner Bob Tobiason said the team is disappointed not to be able to participate in the upcoming KIJHL season.

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League announced in a media release Wednesday that the Spokane Braves will not participate in the 2021/22 season.

The KIJHL said the decision comes as the result of continued uncertainty surrounding travel between Canada and the United States due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"The Braves have been a valued member of the KIJHL for many years and we were very excited to celebrate a successful 50th season for KIJHL hockey in Spokane," said KIJHL Commissioner Jeff Dubois.

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