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by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Aug 01 2017

For the past month, we have seen a series of wildfires race through the British Columbia interior, destroying homes, disrupting lives and damaging businesses.  The BC government has already spent over $150 million fighting the fires and has provided over $100 million in relief to those who have been forced from their homes.

Most of the fires started early on July 7th, when a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 01 2017

Despite continuing to grow — the Harrop Creek wildfire is now estimated by BC Wildfire Service at 650 hectares — the blaze remains approximately 16.5 kilometers from said Nelson Fire Chief Len MacCharles.

MacCharles, who took a fly-over the wildfire Tuesday morning, said the fire grew in size Monday evening which resulted in a significant smoke plume that was visible from many locations...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Aug 01 2017

The form and character of a new women’s transition house was subject to city council scrutiny as it weighed in on the potential new development.

On Monday July 17 in council chambers the city approved the development permit for the Women’s Transition House to be located on 19th Street north of 68th Avenue.

The only need was to address its form and character, with the rest of the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 31 2017

The Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Monday that current weather conditions in the region are having an impact on wildfires with wind activity causing the size of several fires to grow on Sunday, July 30, 2017.

Island Pond wildfire

  • The 150-hectare Island Pond fire that started on July 30 is about 17 kilometres southeast of Canal Flats....
by CBT on Thursday Jul 27 2017

Taking place August 12 & 13, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., the Columbia Basin Culture Tour allows you to explore artists' studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event.

Travel to studios and archives that aren't normally open, see demonstrations, new exhibitions and collections or meet people behind the scenes. To participate in the tour, simply...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 27 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay says in a media release Friday the wildfire burning south of Harrop does not appear to have grown overnight, remaining at 20 hectares in size.

RDCK said BC Wildfire will be letting the fire burn as the current terrain is dangerous for crews.

"The plan is to extinguish the fire once it moves into a safer location," the release...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 27 2017

Creston RCMP said a body recovered from Crawford Creek Wednesday is believed to be that of missing Crawford Bay teacher Alvin Dunic.

The 57-year-old Nelson resident went missing in May after leaving the Crawford Bay Elementary-Secondary School to look for a spot near Crawford Creek where his students could complete a poetry project.

RCMP dive teams, Swift Water Teams as well as...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jul 27 2017

As the risk of fire grows in the Boundary region so does the problem of transients along the city’s riverfront property.

With at least 10 transient camps scattered along the river front in Grand Forks — and many of them lighting fires at night during a province-wide campfire ban — the problem is a bigger issue than mere homelessness.

And some people have become vocal in council...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 27 2017

During the last week's Grand Forks Airshow, Air Cadets from Trail, Nelson and Grand Forks had the chance to meet the Pilots and Ground Crew of 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the Snowbirds.

The cadets who were also helping out at the airshow where able meet the ground crew before the show and the pilots after the show.
Master Corporal Russel Egler, the Deputy Crew Chief Avionics...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 26 2017

For a few frightful hours Wednesday afternoon, residents of Taghum and Beasley were on high alert after a wildfire was spotted near the Beasley Bluffs on Highway 3A, 10 kilometers west of Nelson.

However, a combined effort by local volunteer fire departments in the Regional District of Central Kootenay, Nelson Fire Rescue, YRB (Yellowhead Road & Bridge) and BC Wildfire Service...

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