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by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 06 2017

Article by James Wilt, first published in DeSmog Canada.

The summer of 2017 was an extraordinarily deadly one for North Atlantic right whales, a species already hovering on the brink of extinction.

Investigations are ongoing into the cause of death of 15 right whales off the Atlantic Coast of Canada and the U.S.,...

by John Boivin on Wednesday Sep 06 2017

For the former president of the Nelson Road Kings Automobile club, it makes perfect sense to tie in this year’s Queen City Cruise with the end of Nelson’s Art Walk season.

“To my mind, they’re works of art,” says  Mike Keegan of the 400-plus cars that will be on display on Baker Street this weekend in the Heritage City.

Celebrating its 15th year, the annual Nelson Road...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Sep 06 2017

When the Aztecs founded Tenochtitlán in 1325, they built it on a large island on Lake Texcoco. Its eventual 200,000-plus inhabitants relied on canals, levees, dikes, floating gardens, aqueducts and bridges for defence, transportation, flood control, drinking water and food. After the Spaniards conquered the city in 1521, they drained the lake and built Mexico City over it.

The now-...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 05 2017

Backyard elks, woodpecker babies and regal eagles are just some of the stunning animals spotted in the BC SPCA’s eighth annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest, which is only open for entries until September 15...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 05 2017

Most of the Social Media platforms lit up Monday night when a giant fireball passed over the Pacific Northwest.

There was just a big sparky flash that lit up the sky in a flame right above my home just now,” said Steve Archdekin on Facebook.

“Pretty sweet. Wonder what it was.”

Kevin Skrepnek, chief fire information officer for B.C., tweeted “Well that was...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 05 2017

 

According to the FireSmoke.ca website, the smoke plaguing the Boundary/West Kootenay is going to be intense over the next few days.

The website for heavy smoke filtering into the region through into Thursday.

The high smoke accumulation has the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, in...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 04 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergeny Operations Centre said in a media release Tuesday while the Harrop Creek Wildfire continues to burn, there has been no significant growth towards the communities below.

However, the RDCK EOC said the communities of Harrop, Procter, Sunshine Bay, and Kootenay Lake Village remain on Evacuation Alert.

Concerned residents jam...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 04 2017

B.C.’s wildfire-driven provincial state of emergency has been formally extended again, through the end of day on Sept. 15, 2017.

This is the fourth time the state of emergency has been extended, with previous extensions on July 19, Aug. 4, and Aug. 18.

The state of emergency declaration will continue to apply to the whole province. This ensures that federal, provincial and local...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Sep 02 2017

In the interest of public safety, the Regional District of East Kootenay has implemented a partial evacuation order for the Moyie Lake area and an evacuation alert for the St. Mary's River area effective immediately Sept. 1, 2017.

The Southeast Fire Centre said in the media release the Lamb Creek wildfire is located about five kilometres northwest of the community of Moyie and 18...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Sep 01 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centre said in media release that BC Wildfire Service reports no significant growth in the Harrop Creek wildfire overnight.

“The fire is approximately 4.5 km upslope of the community and wildfire crews are engaged in containment operations as part of a contingency plan,” the RDCK release said.

“Evacuation Alerts were...

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