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By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 27 2017

The City of Nelson has decided to hitch its wagon to provincially recognized WildSafeBC to reduce encounters between humans and wildlife — including bears, skunks and raccoons — within the city limits.

In a media release Tuesday, the city said it is working with WildSafeBC to launch an enhanced educational and support program to help reduce human-wildlife conflicts in the City. 

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Jun 27 2017

Midway RCMP are asking the public to be vigilant in not dealing with any strangers as police search for a 27-year-old man in the area of Beaverdell.

In a media release late Tuesday, RCMP said they are “actively looking for a male approximately 27 years old 6'3" 221 pounds with heavy stubble wearing heavy black pants and work boots.”

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 27 2017

It seemed like only yesterday residents of the BC Southern Interior were on flood watch.

However, following the first major lightning storm of 2017 Summer, BC Wildfire Service crews were back on the job after there were numerous lightning-caused fires throughout the Arrow Fire Zone and the Kootenay Lake Fire Zone.

By Contributor on Monday Jun 26 2017

The recent dry spell hovering over the province has prompted the BC Wildfire Service to remind the public that a Category 3 fire prohibition is in place throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 26 2017

“Repulsive” is the reaction from Regional District of Central Kootenay Parks Operation Supervisor Cary Gaynor, to the reports of vandals earlier this month who painted a set of swastikas along a public access road to Morning Mountain Recreation Site located west of Nelson.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 25 2017

Nelson Police Department is asking for public assistance in locating a Nelson man missing since early June.

Darwen Greyeyes, 55, was last seen at 9:30 p.m. on (Sunday) June 4, 2017.

By Timothy Schafer on Sunday Jun 25 2017

The waterfall free-for-all that has comprised residential water use in the city will be coming to an end as the city is contemplating a use-what-you-pay structure.

The city's water rates were being reviewed by Urban Systems in order to incorporate the water meter usage information.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 25 2017

Aviation buffs will want to put Revelstoke on the summer holiday agenda as the city and plans to roll out the red carpet to host the Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds this July 25-26th.

The event, in partnership with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, is in celebration of Canada 150.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jun 24 2017

Nelson Fire Rescue and Nelson Police combined Friday afternoon to rescue a person who had capsized a canoe in Kootenay Lake.

Both emergency services responded to a call at 4:19 p.m. of a person in a canoe that had capsized but was unable to get the boat righted.

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jun 22 2017

The city is hoping to land a high-flying provincial grant and improve fire suppression at the Grand Forks Airport, as well as help support development in that end of the city.