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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 02 2018

The silly season is over and so is the month of December at the Southeast Fire Centre.

Weather Forecaster Ron Lakeman said in the monthly synopsis that temperature in December was “0.5 of a degree cooler than normal” and amount of precipitation — mainly snow — “was 78% of normal.”

“A Pacific system pushed across southern BC for periods of rain and wet snow during the initial two...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Dec 29 2017

RCMP East Kootenay Traffic Services said a Slocan Valley man died Thursday following a head-on collision on Highway 3 north of Hosmer, BC.

Hosmer is 13 kilometers northeast of Fernie.

RCMP Cpl. Ryan C. Bacica said the accident occurred at approximately 7:52 a.m. when a Subaru Impreza travelling eastbound on Highway 3 crossed the centre line and collided head on with a west bound...

by Castlegar Source on Friday Dec 29 2017

The search for a 10-year-old boy who was believed to have gone into the water with a vehicle near Halcyon Hot Springs on Dec. 27, has been concluded, according to RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor.

“On Thursday morning, Dec. 28, the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team arrived to assist Search and Rescue teams in locating the vehicle and the missing 10-year-old,” Taylor said in a press release. “Just...

by Contributor on Friday Dec 29 2017

The Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Thursday welcomed the British Columbia Supreme Court decision dismissing an appeal of the historic Desautel hunting rights case. 

“The Colville Tribes is very pleased with this outcome, which affirms the position we have always held: that the Sinixt people in Canada are not “extinct” on either side...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Dec 29 2017

A man was taken to hospital following a single vehicle accident Friday morning on Highway 6 south of the Heritage City Nelson Fire Rescue said in a media release.

Nelson Fire Rescue received the report at 6:59 a.m. Friday that a vehicle rolled over into Cottonwood Creek on Highway 6 near Perrier Road.  Both on-duty members responded immediately followed by two additional members...

by Dick Cannings MP on Thursday Dec 28 2017

Earlier this month I helped out at the Salvation Army Christmas hamper distribution event.  It felt good to play a small part in making hundreds of people have a happier Christmas—healthy food, toys for the kids.  It was especially nice to see boxes of local fruits and vegetables on their way to homes that have a tough time making ends meet.

And another cause for optimism came out in a...

by Wayne Holmes on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

Local Astronomer Wayne Holmes has had an interest in astronomy since receiving his first telescope and began reading about the objects in the sky at a young age. As the coordinator of the Starry Nights program at Taghum Hall as well as multi session astronomy classes as part of the Learning in Retirement program and astronomy programs for schools, Holmes has always...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

No one was hurt after fire started in a mobile home in Blewett Wednesday morning said Nelson Fire Rescue in a media release.

A total of 12 firefighters responded to the call at 10:56 a.m. Wednesday.

Nelson Fire Rescue said the report came in to the station of a mobile home on fire in the Blewett contract area.

"The duty shift, one Captain and one Firefighter, responded in...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

A staggering amount of both luck and good management prevented serious tragedy on a local highway yesterday, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

“On Dec. 26 at approximately 5:10 pm, emergency responders were called to a multi-vehicle accident on Hwy 3A near Tarrys Road involving several vehicles, including a car that apparently was driving with no head lights on,” Mathew said in a...

by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Dec 26 2017

Some stolen items were returned to their rightful owners after police, acting on a tip, located property that had previously been reported stolen Grand Forks RCMP said in a media release.

"Acting on a tip from a member of the public, who identified some stolen property listed for sale on a local social media buy and sell site, the Grand Forks RCMP attended a residence in the Ruckle area...

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