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By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 05 2018

In this age of climate change, it was nice to see a normal month when it comes to weather.

In the monthly weather synopsis, forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre, Ron Lakeman said the majority of June seemed unusually cool.

“In actual fact the mean monthly temperature during June was bang on normal and very similar to May,” Lakeman explains.

“Also similar to May the total monthly rainfall was less than normal.”

“Unsettled conditions prevailed but only 70 percent of the normal 72.3 millimetres of rain fell this month,” he added.

By Bob Hall on Thursday Jul 05 2018

If the Selkirk College Saints are to return the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship trophy to the West Kootenay, it will take a dressing room full of dedication to get them to the ultimate goal.

As Saints’ head coach Brent Heaven assembles his roster for the upcoming 2018-2019 season, leadership is a quality that scores high on his charts. With the addition of former Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) standouts Landon Walters and Andrew Thompson, the veteran coach feels good about how the squad is shaping up.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 04 2018

One man was taken to hospital with minor injuries after a tractor-trailer unit crashed and caught fire Wednesday on Highway 6 south of Nelson.

RCMP said in a media release RCMP investigators with Nelson Detachment and West Kootenay Traffic Services responded to a report of a single vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer unit near the Heritage City.

The call came in at 10:05 a.m. that a tractor-trailer unit hauling a piece of heavy forestry machinery had crashed and was fully engulfed in flames.

By Contributor on Tuesday Jul 03 2018

Two Kootenay communities have agreed to send letters to the top 20 biggest fossil fuel companies asking them to pay their fair share in local climate costs. This is in line with the Climate Law in Our Hands initiative that is asking local governments all over BC to write letters to the fossil fuel industry to demand accountability.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 02 2018

It’s a major achievement for a Sea Cadet to gain provincial recognition. It's another to be recognized as tops in Canada.

Sebastian Bodine of Nelson added another prestigious honour to a long list of achievements after the Chief Petty Officer 1st Class (CPO1) was named 2018 Top Royal Canadian Sea Cadet of the Year during a recent ceremony at West Arm Provincial Park near Nelson.

By RDKB on Monday Jul 02 2018

Flood debris and changes to river channels and lakeshores could pose navigational hazards to recreational boaters and others who float or swim in Boundary area waterways this summer, said the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) in a recent media release.

The RDKB said anyone near or on lakes or rivers should be aware that log jams may be larger or in different locations than in the past, hazardous debris may be partly or fully submerged, and beaches, currents and channels are likely to have changed after floods this past spring.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 01 2018

A man camping southwest of Creston was attacked by a grizzly bear Saturday morning said the B.C. Conservation Service.

The man, camping on the shore after kayaking on the Kootenay River near the East Kootenay town, was surprised at approximately 6 a.m. The man, taking a morning walk, was mauled but did manage to escape before calling 911.

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service said the man after kayaking to safety was taken by ambulance to Creston hospital with non-life-threatening injuries to his head, arm and legs.

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jun 28 2018

One of the most nationally-recognizable cups of coffee is set to be poured in Grand Forks.

The city has approved a development permit application at its June 11 regular meeting for a Tim Hortons restaurant for Central Avenue.

The application is to develop a 2,500 square foot (232 sq. m), 40-seat restaurant with a drive-through, patio and parking on a portion of the existing parking lot south of Save-On Foods/BC Liquor Store/Fields along the north side of Central Avenue.

By Bob Hall on Thursday Jun 28 2018

The Selkirk College Saints will welcome a pair of proven offensive threats when the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season begins in September.

With the departure of offensive powerhouse Dallas Calvin, a priority on head coach Brent Heaven’s off-season to-do list is to find players to help fill the gap for the 2018-2019 season. The Saints’ coach will be looking to Nova Scotia native Josh Shatford and Saskatchewan native Rylan Freed to help carry the offensive weight in the upcoming season.

By Contributor on Thursday Jun 28 2018

A more Canadians take to the water, the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) and the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) wants to remind anglers that wearing your lifejacket is even more important than wearing your ‘lucky fishing hat’ as the country marks National Fishing Week from  June 30th- July 8th .