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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 04 2017

June was a tale of two weather months said Ron LakemanWeather Forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre.

Lakeman said June opened with unsettled conditions coupled with variable temperatures before closing with the final two weeks of warm, hot and dry weather.

“Showers or thundershowers occurred on nine of the initial 16 days as a series of Pacific disturbances pushed across...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Jul 03 2017

Last Monday I travelled to Washington, DC with Tracey Ramsey, the NDP critic for International Trade.  I was there in my role as NDP critic for Natural Resources, and we were both there to talk about softwood lumber with senators, congressmen and their staff.

We had a full day of meetings on Tuesday, going from office to office while senators negotiated Trump’s new health care act and...

by Bob Hall on Monday Jul 03 2017

With construction on the $18.9 million Selkirk College Silver King Campus refresh project starting to move into full swing, Metal Fabricator Foundation Program student Jennifer Perepelkin has walked into an opportunity to be part of the exciting transformation.

Perepelkin is one of two Selkirk College trades students hired by general contractor Yellowridge Construction to work part-time...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 29 2017

It didn't take long for the Southeast Fire Centre to issue its first ban of the summer season.

Effective at noon Pacific Time on Monday, July 3, 2017, Category 2 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety the BC Wildfire Service said Friday in a media release.

"This Category 2...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 28 2017

BC Wildfire Service personnel have been responding to lightning-caused fires throughout the Arrow Fire Zone.

Although some fires are highly visible from surrounding communities, none of these fires is immediately threatening communities or structures.

Due to the locations of these fires, members of the public may see smoke and notice increased air operations by the BC Wildfire...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 27 2017

The City of Nelson has decided to hitch its wagon to provincially recognized WildSafeBC to reduce encounters between humans and wildlife — including bears, skunks and raccoons — within the city limits.

In a media release Tuesday, the city said it is working with WildSafeBC to launch an enhanced educational and support program to help reduce human-wildlife conflicts in the City. 

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 27 2017

It seemed like only yesterday residents of the BC Southern Interior were on flood watch.

However, following the first major lightning storm of 2017 Summer, BC Wildfire Service crews were back on the job after there were numerous lightning-caused fires throughout the Arrow Fire Zone and the Kootenay Lake Fire Zone.

Fortunately, none of these fires is currently threatening any...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 26 2017

The recent dry spell hovering over the province has prompted the BC Wildfire Service to remind the public that a Category 3 fire prohibition is in place throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction.

"As weather conditions get drier and hotter, people are urged to use extreme caution while conducting any outdoor burning activities," the media release said. "Almost all wildfires in...

by Timothy Schafer on Sunday Jun 25 2017

The waterfall free-for-all that has comprised residential water use in the city will be coming to an end as the city is contemplating a use-what-you-pay structure.

The city's water rates were being reviewed by Urban Systems in order to incorporate the water meter usage information.

Currently the city charges a flat rate for any amount of water used for residential use....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 25 2017

Aviation buffs will want to put Revelstoke on the summer holiday agenda as the city and plans to roll out the red carpet to host the Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds this July 25-26th.

The event, in partnership with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, is in celebration of Canada 150.

“We are extremely excited to host the CF Snowbirds this summer, Director of...

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