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by Bob Hall on Thursday Jul 13 2017

The torrid pace of Amazing Race Canada will rip through the West Kootenay in the July 18 episode (8 p.m. on CTV) with Selkirk College’s Kootenay Studio Arts (KSA) one of the featured stops for the popular reality television show.

Contestants and crew filmed the upcoming episode on April 30 and May 1 when they arrived to the West Kootenay as part of the cross-Canada...

by Dermod Travis on Thursday Jul 13 2017

Houston, we have a consensus. Well, almost.

All three parties in the B.C. legislature now support a ban on corporate and union donations, as well as setting a cap on personal contributions.

It's that last one that gets tricky. What's the right cap?

Perhaps B.C.'s new government should rip a page out of Alberta's NDP playbook.

Legislate all points of agreement this...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 13 2017

A 23-year-old hiker from Quebec has died in a climbing accident Tuesday in the Valhalla Provincial Park near Winlaw.

Slocan RCMP said Tuesday at approximately 2:51 p.m. the detachment responded to a report of a female hiker who had fallen approximately 100 feet down a cliff on Gimli Peak.

Gimli Peak...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 13 2017

Being forced from one’s home by a natural disaster is a rare occurrence that most of us will never face. However, tens of thousands of British Columbians are going through this upheaval right now as hundreds of wildfires burn throughout the province. Mental health experts warn that the emotional toll of disaster can be as devastating as the financial strains of damage and loss of home,...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 13 2017

The BC Wildfire Service is urging members of the public to stay away from active wildfires wherever they may be in the province.

British Columbia's fire management professionals, hardworking firefighters, aircraft crews and contracted firefighters need plenty of room to do this challenging work.

The presence of unauthorized people in these areas represents a significant safety...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jul 13 2017

The city has decided to throw in the towel on an unworked mineral claim that was once kept to insure mining did not disturb city infrastructure.

The rights to the mineral claim for the lands around the slag pile and the East Zone Reservoir will now lapse after city council voted to not renew the mineral claim.

Instead, the city will now investigate options for dedicating a park...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 12 2017

Environment Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement, including the Boundary/West Kootenay as smoke from fires in the province is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility. Smoke is expected or occurring.

Environment Canada said the Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the Interior Health Authority, has issued a Smoky Skies Bulletin for Kinbasket, North...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 12 2017

The provincial government announced the first of 310 firefighting personnel from other Canadian agencies began arriving in British Columbia on Sunday, July 9, 2017, to help the BC Wildfire Service get the upper hand on the 225 wildfires that are burning in the province.

Under normal circumstances, the BC Wildfire Service has sufficient staff, aircraft and equipment available to tackle...

by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jul 10 2017

A Grand Forks woman has died and the 13-year-old female was severely injured after a two-vehicle collision early Sunday near the community of Jaffray in the East Kootenay.

Cranbrook RCMP said the collision occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. when an east bound pickup truck crossed the center of the roadway, for unknown reasons, into the path of a semi-truck hauling passenger vehicles....

by Contributor on Monday Jul 10 2017

With the province under a state of emergency due to the hundreds of wildfires in progress throughout B.C., ICBC is advising customers to protect their vehicles and important documents and to avoid driving near impacted areas.

For customers on evacuation alert:

  • Pack all essential ID and documents in preparation...


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