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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...

by Trail Champion on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue saved a boater today after engine problems led to an accident.

Captain Grant Tyson said they got the call at 4:59 p.m. and arrived on scene at 5:07 p.m.

“A recreational fisherman was out for an evening fish when he experienced motor trouble,” Tyson explained. “The occupant tried to row his way to shore, but the current was too strong. The...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

There are 32 wildfires burning in the Southeast Fire Centre district as of 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, according to Fire Information Officer John Boivin.

He said there were seven new fires yesterday (five of which were lightning-caused) and two new blazes today. Of the 32 fires, 20 are either under control or being held.

Four notable fires in the region include:  one in Lardo Valley...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

An acquaintance recently said to me, "I guess you're smiling because the NDP are forming the government now."  Actually, I was smiling about something completely non-political.  Besides, I tend to be a bit agnostic about party politics; are political parties really necessary?  She went on to say that in her recollection, "when the NDP were in power before, all they did was spend, spend, spend...

by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

 

Grand Forks RCMP is issuing a warning to the public about a driveway sealing scam circulating through the Boundary following several complaints from residents in the Kootenay and Okanagan regions.

Sgt. Jim Fenske, Detachment Commander for Grand Forks RCMP, said in media release Tuesday the complaints involve three men believed to be from the United Kingdom....

by Interior Health Authority on Monday Jul 24 2017

As summer temperatures increase, so does the risk of West Nile virus. The risk of getting West Nile virus is highest from the end of July through August. There are some important measures people can take to reduce their risk of infection.

West Nile virus is a disease that is spread from infected corvid birds (crows, ravens, magpies, and jays) to humans through mosquito bites. It was...

by Timothy Schafer on Monday Jul 24 2017

The city is looking to undertake the fostering and growth of innovative — small home, cluster home and eco-homes — homes in Grand Forks with the revamping of several bylaws and regulations.

In May city staff recommended city council consider changes in context of other issues in the Official Community Plan in regards to innovative homes in order to address the housing shortage pressure...

by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jul 24 2017

Two very long-time volunteers in the Boundary City were recently honoured during the Canada 150th Birthday Celebrations in front of Grand Forks City Hall.

Lorraine Dick and Chris Moslin were recognized for their Sovereign’s...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 21 2017

Cpl Dan Moskaluk said in a media release Friday, a team of RCMP investigators are continuing their investigation into last Saturday’s interface fire which occurred in the Okanagan Centre Rd area of Lake Country.

Moskaluk said a dedicated tip line has been set up to encourage anyone with information to contact police.

“At this time we are treating this fire as suspicious and...

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