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By RDKB on Thursday Jan 09 2020

Earlier this fall, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Board approved a plan for demolishing two homes, one on Almond Gardens Road East and one on Danish Road in Electoral Area ‘D’/Rural Grand Forks. The properties had been ordered evacuated since May 2018 due to catastrophic flooding.

During December's RDKB Board Meeting, it was said the homes are largely unsalvageable and on actively eroding land falling into the Kettle River, posing an immediate and ongoing environmental risk if the houses were to topple.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jan 08 2020

Jesse Cole, The Nelson Daily

They’re in our recreation centres, our high schools and our workplaces. Vending machines have become a staple of western culture, but imagine is they could do something more than just provide a can of Coke or a bag of Chips.

That’s exactly the idea that Brad Pommen, the founder of SMRT1 Technologies, had when he created the SMRT1 vending machine. Equipped with a four-foot digital touchscreen, the vending machine acts as a bridge between traditional consumer needs and the wider Smart Cities movement.

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Jan 07 2020

 It’s been a difficult stretch for the Selkirk College Saints, but as the Winter Semester gets rolling the team is focused on flipping their fortunes during the drive to the post-season.

The Saints opened 2020 with a weekend home series against the undefeated Trinity Western University Spartans where the powerhouse Langley-based team topped the Selkirk College squad 6-3 on Saturday night and 6-4 on Sunday afternoon to keep their British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) record unblemished at 11-0.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 06 2020

Weather in the month of December was dominated by a succession of Pacific frontal systems the Southeast Fire Weather Forecast Center said in its monthly synopsis.

The result, despite a lowering sun angle and less solar heating towards the winter solstice, made for a warm month temperature wise, with the coldest temperature occurring on the first day of December.

“The absence of any fresh push of Arctic air during the rest of the month was largely the reason for the mean monthly temperature being 2.3 degrees above average,” the synopsis said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 06 2020

Environment Canada has ended its Snowfall Warning, but drivers can still expect hazardous winter conditions on Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

On its website, Environment Canada said a Pacific frontal system will track across southern B.C. today bringing heavy snow Tuesday and tonight giving 30 to 50 cm.

“Total accumulations near 70 cm is likely by Wednesday morning” Environment Canada said. “Snow will ease Wednesday morning as the system exits the province.”

By DriveSmartBC on Tuesday Dec 31 2019

Here's another complaint from the DriveSmartBC Inbox: "Please speak to the situation that I call the "Invisible White Lines" on our highways as soon as we get some rain and whilst driving in the dark. Night visibility in winter is terrible.

There are no reflectors on the highway edge like in Washington State. And don't let Highways tell you the lines are worn off by plowing as in the Okanagan we have had hardly any snow and there is no sand on the roads yet you can't see either the center line or the right side lines of the highways.

By Contributor on Tuesday Dec 31 2019

Highway 97C the Okanagan Connector remains closed in all directions, east of the Highway 5A Junction, as crews continue their work to assess a hazardous commercial vehicle fire.

On December 31, 2019 at approximately 1 a.m., Merritt RCMP received a report of a commercial truck fire along Highway 97C east of the Highway 5A Aspen Grove junction. It was determined that the contents of the commercial transport truck were extremely volatile, which prompted the closure of the highway while crews worked to assess the fire for safety.

By Dan Kraus on Tuesday Dec 31 2019

It’s the time of year when communities are buzzing with holiday cheer, people begin to decorate their homes and consider getting a Christmas tree. If you’d like to prolong the holiday spirit and share the gift of giving with wildlife, then the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has a suggestion.

This year, instead of bringing your old Christmas tree to the curb, the not-for-profit, private land conservation group suggests putting it in your own backyard.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 30 2019

Environment Canada said another strong winter storm will impact the BC interior with snow beginning this Thursday evening.

“The approaching storm will give widespread snow into the interior this evening,” the Environment Canada said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Dec 27 2019

In a media release Friday, Avalanche Canada is extending the Special Public Avalanche issued earlier this week and revising the regions involved.

Avalanche Canada said the warning will continue through the weekend but only for the Purcells and Kananaskis Country.

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