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by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Aug 21 2017

The 2017 Grand Forks Park in the Park Car Show was a complete success as entrants from throughout the region traveled to the Boundary City for the fifth annual event.

Throughout the weekend car buffs were treated to some classic cars, trucks, midget racers and vintage fire trucks at picturesque Grand Forks, BC City Park.

The event from the trek to Midway to the Magnum’s Park in...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 21 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is reducing the Evacuation Order in the McCormick Creek wildfire area to an Evacuation Alert, commencing Tuesday (August 22) at 6 p.m.

The decision comes after close consultation between the RDCK and BC Wildfire Service.

“Residents will be allowed to return to their homes at 6 p.m. (Tuesday),” the RDCK Emergency Operations Centre said in...

by John Boivin on Sunday Aug 20 2017

A Kootenay outfitter says he doesn’t think the provincial government’s ban on grizzly bear trophy hunting will have much affect on local outfitting businesses.

The owner of Kimberley-based Sawtooth Outfitters says he won’t have any problem abiding by the government’s new requirement that the bears can only be hunted for food purposes.

“I was concerned about it until I read that...

by Castlegar Source on Friday Aug 18 2017

A motorcyclist is lucky to be alive today after hitting a moose on Hwy 3 just east of Castlegar, according to Ootischenia Deputy Fire chief Len Coates.

Coates said the call came in at 12:29 p.m., and crews arrived on scene to find BCAS and RCMP already at work.

“The motorcyclist hit a moose and went over a 60-foot embankment on his motorcycle,” Coates said. “The other...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 18 2017

You’re invited to Toadfest on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017between 4 and 7 p.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 30, between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp.

This free, fun, family event, coordinated by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP), primarily raises awareness about the Western Toad, including its life cycle, habitat, and the challenges it faces.

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by Contributor on Friday Aug 18 2017

B.C.'s wildfire-driven provincial state of emergency has been formally extended again, through the end of the day on Sept. 1, 2017.

This is the third time the state of emergency has been extended, with previous extensions on July 19 and Aug. 4.

The state of emergency declaration will...

by Chris Mazurkewich on Friday Aug 18 2017

IH CEO Chris Mazurkewich would like to say a few words about the amazing job of fire crews during this season on record with more than 8,450 hectares burned.

This summer, Interior Health is on the frontlines of an emergency that continues to prove how far people will go to help one another in times of crisis.

As unprecedented numbers of our patients and residents were...

by John Boivin on Friday Aug 18 2017

The new Glade ferry has hit some stormy waters even before it’s put together.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay’s board of directors says it will allow the new ferry to be assembled in a park in the tiny Kootenay River community —  after certain conditions are met.

But meeting those conditions may mean months of delay in the ferry’s final construction.

The ferry,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 16 2017

BC Wildfire crews maybe seeing a bit of light at the end of this long fire season tunnel as firefighters appear to be making headway said the Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operation Centre in a media release Wednesday.

“The weather has been extremely helpful in suppressing growth of wildfire . . ..” the RDCK EOC said in the release, speaking about the Morley Creek...

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Aug 16 2017

Richard Cannings, MP (South Okanagan-West Kootenay) is happy to announce that he will “Ride the Riding” for the second year in a row. Last year he decided to complete a bicycle trip through the riding, which gave him a unique chance to meet the people, businesses and industries that make up the riding.

The tour will use a combination of rail trails and highways, starting in Glenfir on...

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