by Contributor on Monday, June 15, 2015 - 1:29pm

Father’s Day weekend is about spending time with Dad. And what better way to have fun in the outdoors than freshwater fishing as a family. During the 16th Annual Family...

by Contributor on Monday, June 15, 2015 - 1:24pm

The Christina Lake Elementary School Parent Advisory Council received a cheque from Grace McGregor, RDKB director for Christina Lake, to fund a new outdoor classroom. The outdoor learning...

by Contributor on Monday, June 15, 2015 - 1:15pm

Northern Pike, an illegally introduced species from Montana, are making their way to Christina Lake.

Northern Pike numbers in Lake Roosevelt were significant last year, and have been...

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England scored two quick goals to knock Canada from Women's World Cup

More than 54,000 fans jammed BC Place for the Women's World Cup between Canada and England Saturday. — The Nelson Daily photo

There was no joy in Canadaville Saturday after England scored two quick first half goals to edge host Canada 2-1 in FIFA Women's World Cup Soccer action at BC Place in Vancouver.

The game attracted a record-breaking crowd of 54,027. The previous Canadian national team record or 53,855 was set in the same venue last Sunday for the round-of-16 game against Switzerland.

Jodie Taylor and Lucy Bronze scored for England in the 11th and 14th minutes against a Canadian defence that had given up one goal during its four previous games.

Regional News

Rempel returns as Castlegar cadet commander

Rempel returns as Castlegar cadet commander

On June 4, 581 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets, Castlegar held a Change of Command as part of its Annual Ceremonial Review.

Captain Jean Lundquist turned over command of the Squadron to Captain Gerry Rempel. Captain Rempel returns to 581 after seven years working the Air Cadet Squadron in Nelson. Captain Lindquist will retire from Cadet Instructor Cadre (CIC) and remain with 581 as a Civilian Instructor.

184 active wildfires in province; 27 started yesterday alone

184 active wildfires in province; 27 started yesterday alone

The Province is cautioning all British Columbians to be diligent with fire safety and report all wildfires toauthorities as 184 active fires are being fought across British Columbia with nine evacuation alerts and orders currently in effect, impacting over 800 homes.

Provincial & National

Spokane deals with threatening wildfires

Washington State is also dealing with uncontained wildfires this summer.

Spokane is the latest city in the Pacific Northwest to experience concern over uncontrolled wildfires.

Parts of the Washington State City has been threatened due to a growing trend of wildfires that have burned through brush, forest and grassland amid 37 C plus (100 F-degree) heat.

Saturday, northwest of Spokane just off on Highway 395 to Chewelah, a 325 hectare blaze remains uncontained. Fifty homes have been evacuated, and a Red Cross shelter has been established at a high school in Springdale to help residents.

Fishing closures part of comprehensive drought response

Fishing closures part of comprehensive drought response

Responding to dry conditions, the Government of B.C. has announced a Level 4 drought rating for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, and taken the additional action of suspending angling in streams and rivers throughout southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands due to ongoing low stream flows and warming water temperatures.

At Level 4, conditions are extremely dry. Further declines in stream, lake and aquifer levels could lead to water shortages and affect people, industry such as agriculture, wildlife, and fish stocks.