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By Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Aug 24 2020

After Nelson Baseball finishes its renovation of Queen Elizabeth Park in Nelson, the Blue Jays just might want to ditch Buffalo as its minor league affiliate.

The Toronto Blue Jays “Jays Care Foundation” made Queen Elizabeth Park renovations happen a little easier after the Major League franchise announced Nelson was one of 12 recipients of the $1.1 million Field of Dreams Grants.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 23 2020

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) based on recommendation from the BC Wildfire Service Saturday issued an Evacuation Alert for 305 homes in the communities of Lebahdo, Little Slocan, Passmore and Vallican.

The RDCK EOC said residents must be prepared to leave their homes at a moment’s notice in response to the Talbot Creek Wildfire – N51250.

By Interior Health Authority on Friday Aug 21 2020

Interior Health thanks the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, the City of Penticton and the BC Wildfire Service for ensuring we are briefed and supported in response to the Christie Mountain wildfire.

Interior Health is taking every precaution to ensure patients, residents and staff are safe and prepared should the wildfire threat increase. Our emergency operation centre is activated and planning includes public health measures to protect against COVID-19.

By Castlegar Source on Friday Aug 21 2020

Penticton – On Aug.8, two RCMP Reserve Constables, were working as part of the RCMP Southeast District boat patrol on Skaha Lake checking water vessels for safety equipment and proper licensing when they encountered a boater in distress.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 21 2020

BC Wildfire crews continue to battle a fires in the West Kootenay as the region braces for more inclement weather as the day progresses.

The BC  Wildfire Service interactive map shows five fires out of control — four in the Slocan Valley and the other the Woodbury Creek fire near the Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park.

The Woodbury Creek fire, located in the mountains between Ainsworth and Kaslo above Highway 31, is currently listed at 480 hectares.

By Bob Hall on Thursday Aug 20 2020

Selkirk College has introduced a mandatory non-medical face mask policy at all of its campuses and learning centres.

In keeping with Provincial Government directions to temper the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the regional post-secondary now requires all students, staff and visitors to don a face mask where physical distancing is difficult to maintain.

“This is an important step that will help ensure the health and safety of our Selkirk College community,” says Vice President of College Services Kerry Clarke.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 20 2020

BC Wildfire Service stepped up the attack on several lightning-caused fires in the West Kootenay Wednesday, sending in aerial assaults in an effort to halt the progress in the Southeast Fire Centre.

As many as seven fires continue to burn in the Slocan Valley near Winlaw following Monday’s thunder and lightning storm that passes through the region.

Wednesday, four ConAir Fire Boss planes could be seen from Highway 6 scooping up water from Slocan Lake before travelling back to drop 800 or so gallons of aqua on fires in the valley.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Aug 19 2020

Divers with the BC RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) were deployed to Logan Lake in the southern interior to assist investigators with the search and recovery of evidence related to an ongoing criminal investigation.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Aug 19 2020

The remains of the missing Edmonton man, who was swept away on July 30, 2020 while attempting to rescue his family’s dog, was pulled from the Kootenay River Tuesday.

On Aug. 18, just before 12 p.m., front line RCMP officers from Kimberley and Cranbrook were called to a section of the Kootenay River, approximately six km south of the Canal Flats Bridge, where the deceased was spotted in a now shallow portion of the river.

By RDKB on Tuesday Aug 18 2020

In cooperation with BC Wildfire, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has determined the immediate threat from the Solomon Mountain Wildfire has subsided and evacuation alerts are no longer required.

Forty-four properties near Beaverdell in the West Boundary are no longer on evacuation alert. The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary rescinded all evacuation alerts at 9 a.m. Thursday morning.

means no properties in the RDKB are on evacuation alert or order due to wildfire.

The attached map shows the area where this evacuation alert rescind applies.