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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...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Jul 26 2017

Since it all began

Background in brief, for newcomers: Quite a lot has happened since the Friends of the Rossland Range Society (FORRS) and Justin Dexter, the local District Recreation Officer for the  Ministry of Forests, signed a management plan for the Rossland Range Recreation Site (the Rec Site) in 2014. Some ratty but well-loved old cabins, a few of them no...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jul 26 2017

Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson near Beasley Bluffs is closed in both directions due to a significant wildfire, according to KBRFR Captain Grant Tyson.

The fire is roughly .1 hectare.

Motorists are asked to find alternate routes between the two cities.

Six separate fire departments are attending, and Southeast Fire Centre has sent two helicopter bucket crews and...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 26 2017

Kootenay Savings supports consultation with the current B.C. government to restore the small business tax credit for credit unions – together with B.C. credit unions, Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade. Kootenay Savings supports continued competitive financial services and local economic investment for British Columbia through fair taxation of credit unions.

A planned phase-out of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

Quick action by the Blewett Fire Department may have headed off a potential wildfire Tuesday evening in the 4000 Block of Blewett Road west of Nelson.

The local volunteer fire department quickly arrived on scene after receiving a call of a grass fire. The fire originated when a resident was cleaning out a burn barrel and nearby grass caught on fire.

Blewett Fire Department...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

Integrated Road Safety Unit and West Kootenay Traffic of the RCMP had a busy day Tuesday, issuing more than 50 tickets as police increased enforcement in and around the Nelson area.

Sergeant Chad Badry of the West Kootenay Traffic and Integrated Road Safety Unit said in a media release the high number of tickets were written in relation to vehicles stopped for the driver's using cell...

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