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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday May 24 2017

A shed fire downtown drew a massive response from the Castlegar Fire Department Tuesday night, as it was reported during department training exercises.

“The call came in at 8:50 p.m. to respond to a structure fire in the 700 Block of 10 Avenue,” said Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio. “Because we were training, we had trucks out and about already, so we were there right away.”

Engine One...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday May 24 2017

The West Kootenay Boundary regions dodged the rath of Mother Nature as Environment Canada cancelled the Special weather statements for the area Wednesday afternoon.

Updated: Weather Statement ends for Kootenay Lake, continues for Highway 3

The Special weather statement for Kootenay Lake has been cancelled by Environment Canada.

However, the weather...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday May 23 2017

The details and emotion of the proceedings of Grand Forks city council in-camera meetings will continue to remain largely behind closed doors, despite an attempt to get the meetings electronically recorded.

City council defeated a late motion last Monday night during its regular meeting in council chambers by Coun. Beverley Tripp to direct city staff to electronically record in-...
by CBT on Tuesday May 23 2017

The first intake of Columbia Basin Trust’s new Energy Retrofit Program is now open. The Trust announced the new program in March with a $2-million commitment to help provide energy conservation upgrades for affordable housing in the Basin.

The Energy Retrofit Program will enable non-profit organizations that operate affordable housing units to pay for retrofits with Trust-funded grants...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 22 2017

FortisBC is advising City of Nelson residents that Kootenay Lake levels are expected to reach 1752 feet by the end of May and that depending on weather conditions, levels could reach a height of 1754 feet.

The information, coming after BC Hydro...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 22 2017

Nelson Police said a man in his mid-20's remains in custody following a window smashing spree through downtown Nelson early Sunday (May 21) morning.

NPD Sergeant Dino Falcone said police attended an alarm in downtown Nelson at approximately 5 a.m. after it was reported a window had been smashed.

Falcone said while officers were waiting for the property owner to...

by Rossland Telegraph on Friday May 19 2017

Health Canada has announced that a company, Garnoff Botanicals, is voluntarily recalling unauthorized kratom products as they may pose serious health risks.

Haven't heard of kratom?  Don't feel bad -- you're not alone.  Kratom is the plant pictured above, or products derived from it.  What health risks does it pose?  Health Canada did  not specify the risks of the particular products...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday May 19 2017

Interior Health is advising the public of the importance of avoiding physical contact with bats, the primary carrier of the rabies virus in B.C.
 
IH said rabies is a very serious disease that affects the nervous system and is almost always fatal if not treated in time.

In 2016, 61 people in the Interior Health region were treated for potential exposure to rabies.

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by Timothy Schafer on Friday May 19 2017

In the wake of a special report on the local government role in the regulation of marijuana, the city's mayor was adamant Grand Forks will not be sanctioning what is still an illegal substance.

Mayor Frank Konrad told council during its committee-of-the-whole meeting on Monday the city would not be enacting legislation for a substance that is still considered illegal, and put the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday May 18 2017

Nelson Boxing Club is hosting another Fight Night Saturday at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club.

Jesse Pineiro of the Nelson Boxing Club said there are 10 bouts on the card, with fighters coming from Cranbrook, Calgary, Revelstoke, Kelowna, Victoria and host Nelson.

Nelson fighters include Riel Martinez, Samson Berkeley, Elias Martinez, Brayden Hellekson, Kenny Stanton, Max Berkeley...

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