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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 08 2017

The BC Wildfire Service in a media release Tuesday is reminding the public that they must stay clear of firefighting aircraft that are collecting water from lakes in the Southeast Fire Centre region, including Moyie Lake, Lake Koocanusa and Premier Lake.

The release comes after four lightning fires started in the Moyie Lake area.

"When firefighting aircraft such as airtankers or...

by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Aug 08 2017

In a media release Tuesday, Grand Forks City Council has said it is re-visiting the timelines in their decision from last week regarding the closure of the City owned building occupied by Whispers of Hope and BETHS.

The release said...

by Andre Carrel on Tuesday Aug 08 2017

Scenario: the year is 2007 (or 1997). A political science class is presented with a hypothetical election outcome where parties A and B have each received 40% of the vote and party C the remaining 20%. The class is asked to write an essay: This is the Government the People have Elected. Many agree that, while possible in theory, such an election outcome is all but impossible in...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 08 2017

On Thursday, August 10, Dairy Queen fans in Grand Forks are encouraged to visit their local Dairy Queen to celebrate Miracle Treat Day.

Proceeds from every Blizzard Treat sold at the...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 08 2017

The Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior and Northern Health Authorities has amended the area covered by the Smoky Skies Bulletin that was last updated on Thursday, August 3 due to changing smoke conditions.

Areas now covered by this Bulletin include: 100 Mile, Arrow Lakes, Boundary, Bulkley Valley and The Lakes Northwest (including...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 07 2017

For anyone noticing more bats around the house or property, you are not alone.

Mid-summer is the time when landowners typically notice more bat activity, may have bats flying into their house, and occasionally find a bat on the ground or roosting in unusual locations.

These surprise visitors are usually the young pups.

“In July and August, pups are learning to fly,...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 07 2017

BC Hydro recently announced it plans to purchase the remaining two-third ownership interest in the Waneta Dam and Generating Station in Trail, B.C. from Teck Resources Limited (Teck) for $1.2 billion.

The purchase is forecast to have a beneficial financial impact each year, helping to keep rates affordable for BC Hydro’s customers.

“BC Hydro was presented with a unique...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 07 2017

In less than two weeks, participants of the MS Bike West Kootenay Challenge will take on 222km of road (and hills) around the Kokanee Glacier, and all for a good cause.

Over August 19th and 20th, cyclists will travel from New Denver to Nelson, and back to Nelson via Kaslo raising funds to support the MS Society of Canada. So far, participants have raised over $40,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 06 2017

 

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District issues two evacuation alerts - one for the Galena Bay area and another for Heather Lodge and the surrounding area — after two wildfires increased in size.

"A Wildfire burning southeast of Galena Bay has brought a potential safety risk,” the Columbia Shuswap Regional District said in a media release.

“Because of the potential danger...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 04 2017

The Southeast Fire Centre is one of three regions in the province to have the operation of any off-road vehicle for recreational purposes on Crown land prohibited a BC Wildfire Service media release said Friday.

“Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, the operation of any off-road vehicle for recreational purposes on Crown land will be prohibited throughout the...

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