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By Contributor on Monday Jul 17 2017

Is your camera ready?

The BC SPCA’s ninth annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest is now open for entries. The goal is to capture the best of British Columbia’s wildlife through the lens, whether the subjects are in your own backyard or in the vast natural wilderness of the province. All amateur photographers at least 14 years of age are invited to enter the competition, which runs from July 15 to Sept. 15, by submitting their most impressive digital images of B.C.’s wildlife.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 16 2017

BC Wildfire Service is expecting smoke from the Kamloops and Cariboo Fire Centres to drift into the Southeast Fire Centre by Sunday Karlie Shaughnessy of the Fire Information Office said in a media release.

Shaughnessy added smoke is expected to continue moving through this region, so long as the prevailing winds come from the west and northwest.

As for wildfires in the Southeast Fire Centre, Shaughnessy said the region has a few wildfires that have responding crews.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 13 2017

A 23-year-old hiker from Quebec has died in a climbing accident Tuesday in the Valhalla Provincial Park near Winlaw.

Slocan RCMP said Tuesday at approximately 2:51 p.m. the detachment responded to a report of a female hiker who had fallen approximately 100 feet down a cliff on Gimli Peak.

Gimli Peak is located on edge of Valhalla Provincial Park.

By Shara JJ Cooper on Monday Jul 10 2017

After seven years of searching and chasing leads, the family of Owen Kiernan Rooney has finally gotten some closure.

The remains of the 24-year-old Australian man were found by the Grand Forks Search and Rescue Unit while they were doing a training exercise on Hardy Mountain. The remains were found at the foot of the mountain, an estimated three kilometres from where Rooney was last seen at the Boundary Hospital on Aug. 14, 2010. 

Post-mortem testing, co-ordinated by the BC Coroners Service Special Investigations Unit, now has confirmed that those remains are Rooney's.

By Contributor on Sunday Jul 09 2017

Residents in communities across Interior Health affected by fires burning and resulting smoky skies should be aware that smoke conditions and local air quality can change due to the unpredictable nature of fires.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jul 08 2017

Environment Canada has ended the Special Weather Statement for the Boundary/West Kootenay as temperatures begin to cool into Sunday evening and Monday.

The Environment Canada Monday forecast calls for a mix of sun and cloud, becoming cloudy near noon with 60 percent chance of showers in the afternoon as well as a risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 07 2017

The buzz over Nelson and Castlegar in late May was a former cadet from 561 Nelson Osprey Royal Canadian Air Cadet returning to his roots — well sort of.

Around noon, on (Tuesday) May 30, a native of South Slocan and graduate from 561 Nelson Osprey Royal Canadian Air Cadets, returned to the area for a few minutes in his CF-188 Hornet aircraft.

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jul 06 2017

S/Sgt. Annie Linteau, E Division Senior Media Relations Officer with the RCMP said in a media release Thursday, police are continuing their investigation of a sexual assault that allegedly occurred on Tuesday (July 4, 2017) between 9:30-9:50 a.m. at the Boundary Creek Provincial Park, located four kilometres west of Greenwood.
 
Linteau said a woman reported that she was travelling alone in her vehicle on Highway 3, just west of Grand Forks, when she observed a man in a newer silver Toyota SUV pull up beside her and look at her before pulling in behind her. 

By Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jul 04 2017

Balfour Golf Club professional Craig Wilkinson is a great supporter of finding a cure for ALS.

So much, that last week (June 26) Wilkinson golfed 200 holes in the sunrise to sunset fundraiser to support of those living with ALS, playing for 11 hours, 27 minutes, and 26 seconds to achieve the mark.

Wilkinson began the day at 6 a.m., finished with six round scores of  69, 70, 73, 74, 68, 68 along with 46 birdies.

“I always find myself looking forward to the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS each June,” said Wilkinson, Head Golf Professional at Balfour.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 04 2017

June was a tale of two weather months said Ron LakemanWeather Forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre.

Lakeman said June opened with unsettled conditions coupled with variable temperatures before closing with the final two weeks of warm, hot and dry weather.

“Showers or thundershowers occurred on nine of the initial 16 days as a series of Pacific disturbances pushed across southern BC,” Lakeman explained.

“(Then) temperatures were warmer and no measurable rain fell during the final two weeks of the month as high pressure was more influential.”

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