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by Contributor on Monday Aug 14 2017

The NDP government announced Monday, that effective Nov. 30, 2017, the British Columbia government will end grizzly bear trophy hunting throughout the province and stop all hunting of grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest.

Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 13 2017

The BC Wildfire Service is reporting a bit of good news with regards to the Kokanee Creek fire as the blaze did not register any “significant growth overnight.”

The wildfire that was sparked by lightning Saturday afternoon quickly increased to an estimated 70 hectares.

However, BC Wildfire Service said the fire remains zero percent contained as 21 firefighters with...

by Castlegar Source on Sunday Aug 13 2017

With weeks of British Columbia's fire season remaining and no relief from hot, dry conditions in sight, the Province has asked the federal government for additional Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) support through September.

"Joint Task Force Pacific is always prepared to support our federal and provincial partners in keeping Canadians safe,” said Commander Joint Task Force Pacific, Rear-...

by Castlegar Source on Sunday Aug 13 2017

Three people have been sent to hospital with serious injuries after a car accident Saturday, according to Castlegar Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

The accident involved one vehicle with three people inside. The vehicle rolled over near Rialto Creek forest service road, about nine kms off Broadwater Road in Robson, late Saturday afternoon.

Robson and Castlegar Fire Departments attended...

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Aug 13 2017

There’s only a few more sleeps before car buffs open presents for the fifth annual Grand Forks Park in the Park Show in the Boundary City, August 18-20.

“Grand Forks Park in the Park is very happy to be going in to its fifth year of hosting a car show in the picturesque Grand Forks, BC City Park,” said organizers.

“ . . . with three days of show related events as well as lots of...

by Timothy Schafer on Sunday Aug 13 2017

A whisper has grown into a shout this week as one of Grand Fork’s premier social service centres pushed back against its municipal government.

This week Whispers of Hope Benevolence Society — and Boundary Emergency and Transitional Housing Society — said no to a decree by the City of Grand Forks to stop operations in the city-owned building, delivered Aug. 2.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Aug 12 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centre has placed 135 properties between Sitkum Creek and the Crescent Bay area on the North Shore on Evacuation Alert following the report of two wildfires north of Nelson Saturday afternoon.

"Due to weather conditions and the fire’s close proximity to some homes the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK)...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Aug 12 2017

The McCormick Creek wildfire burning 20 kilometers south of Salmo in the Pend O’reille region has forced the Shambhala organizers to close down the 20th annual electronic music festival one day early — a decision that could cost upwards of $500,000..

The decision was made following extensive consultation Saturday between the Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Aug 12 2017

In a media release late Friday, the Southeast Fire Centre said effective immediately, the BC Wildfire Service is restricting boat access on the Pend D'Oreille River due to boaters interfering with firefighting aircraft.

As well, public access is restricted along the Pend D'Oreille Road from the Seven Mile Dam at Waneta - east to the international border.

"These restrictions will...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 11 2017

In a media release Friday afternoon, the Southeast Fire Centre reports personnel have been responding to 43 active wildfires throughout East and West Kootenays.

These fires include the following:

West Kootenay region

  • As of the afternoon of Aug. 11, the 100-hectare wildfire in the McCormick Creek area (20 kilometres southwest of Salmo) had 37...

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