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by Sara Golling on Monday Jul 17 2017

The headline above notwithstanding, people who suffer sexual assault in our region have many resources and many enlightened people available to help with all aspects of the ordeal and its aftermath.  Trail FAIR is there to help, and Victims' Assistance.  And I have  no reason to believe that this region's RCMP  personnel are anything but well-informed, responsive, up-to-date, and compassionate...

by Sara Golling on Monday Jul 17 2017

It's summertime.  We're all on holiday, right?  Who wants to think about stuff like governance at this time of year? On the other hand, can we afford to stop thinking about it, given how things are at the highest levels of Canadian politics?   

I say we need a fundamental change in the dynamics of Parliament, and that electoral reform can help.

Look at our Parliament in action:...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 17 2017

Is your camera ready?

The BC SPCA’s ninth annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest is now open for entries. The goal is to capture the best of British Columbia’s wildlife through the lens, whether the subjects are in your own backyard or in the vast natural wilderness of the province. All amateur photographers at least 14 years of age are invited to enter the competition, which runs...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 16 2017

The B.C. government recognizes the overwhelming generosity of British Columbians and the various organizations who are pulling together to help those affected by the wildfires burning in various areas throughout the province.

Anyone wanting to provide assistance to those affected by the wildfires has a variety of ways to do so.

The Canadian Red Cross is supporting the Government...

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Jul 16 2017

A cause of a two vehicle collision on Highway 33, eight kilometers North of Westbridge that closed the road and almost started a wildfire remains under investigation said RCMP.

Midway RCMP responded to the accident at approximately 2:20 p.m. on Highway 33.

Motorists including an off-duty RCMP officer were first on the scene of a fiery two vehicle collision that involved a a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 16 2017

BC Wildfire Service is expecting smoke from the Kamloops and Cariboo Fire Centres to drift into the Southeast Fire Centre by Sunday Karlie Shaughnessy of the Fire Information Office said in a media release.

Shaughnessy added smoke is expected to continue moving through this region, so long as the prevailing winds come from the west and northwest.

As for wildfires in the Southeast...

by Southeast Fire Centre on Sunday Jul 16 2017

BC Wildfire Service is expecting smoke from the Kamloops and Cariboo Fire Centres to drift into the region by tomorrow and is expected to continue moving through this region, so long as the prevailing winds come from the west and northwest.

Although the BC Wildfire Service is responding to a number of lightning-caused wildfires visible to surrounding communities and highways, none of...

by Contributor on Saturday Jul 15 2017

A major wind event is forecast to hit the Cariboo and southern British Columbia today, bringing gusts of up to 70 kilometres per hour to some areas.

These winds are expected to persist well into Sunday.

Given the current wildfire situation throughout the Interior, the BC Wildfire Service anticipates that this weather system will lead to a substantial increase in wildfire activity...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jul 15 2017

Environment Canada had ended the Special Weather Statement for the Boundary, West Kootenay as of early Sunday evening.

Environment Canada said windy and unsettled weather would continue Sunday to push across the BC Interior.

However, the scattered thunderstorms never materialized.

The Special Weather Statement continues for Okanagan and Cariboo regions of the province....

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Jul 14 2017

Southeast Fire Centre is reporting two fire starts in the Castlegar area yesterday (Thursday) and none in the Trail area yesterday, with a total of 17 fires burning in the Southeast Region right now, according to Fire Information Officer Karlie Shaughnessy.

(Both Castlegar Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio and Kootenay Boundary Fire Rescue Chief Dan Derby are reporting no fires within, or...

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