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by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jun 24 2017

Nelson Fire Rescue and Nelson Police combined Friday afternoon to rescue a person who had capsized a canoe in Kootenay Lake.

Both emergency services responded to a call at 4:19 p.m. of a person in a canoe that had capsized but was unable to get the boat righted.

"Both on duty members responded immediately and met up with Nelson Police Department members," Nelson Fire...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jun 22 2017

The city is hoping to land a high-flying provincial grant and improve fire suppression at the Grand Forks Airport, as well as help support development in that end of the city.

City council endorsed a staff move to pursue a grant application — with an estimated capital cost upgrade worth $2.48 million — under the 2017 Gas Tax Strategic Priorities Fund to assist in the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 22 2017

RCMP Senior Media Relations Officer Annie Linteau says the search for missing Crawford Bay teacher Alvin Dunic remains a mystery.

Linteau said members from Nelson Search and Rescue as well as Swift Water Teams from Kimberley, Oliver/Osoyoos and Penticton searched Crawford Creek this week again with no success.

“Swimmers in the water targeted areas using underwater cameras,...

by Rossland Telegraph on Thursday Jun 22 2017

By Gaelle Gourmelon; article from WorldWatch Institute

You’re standing at the store, a bottle of shampoo in each hand. Your gaze circles from one label to the other, and your mind runs 10 simultaneous comparisons to decide which bottle you’ll bring home. Blue is, after all, your...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 22 2017

By Carol Linnett.  This article is from DeSmog Canada.

While news of Saskatchewan’s plan for a small geothermal power plant was met with excitement by renewable energy advocates...

by Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Jun 21 2017

The City of Grand Forks announced Wednesday it has reached an agreement with its union workers following two days of bargaining.

Mayor Frank Konrad said the agreement with CUPE Local 4728 is for four plus years.

“I’m pleased that everything worked out so well, and I’m very happy with the results for the corporation and CUPE members," Konrad said in a media release.

Konrad...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Jun 20 2017

The city is switched on to the idea of a solar panel project partnership on city buildings with a private company.

City council confirmed that it was on board with partnership funding for the installation of the renewable solar energy projects in Grand Forks — an idea which requires a matching city contribution of $25,000.

Solar Now will contribute $25,000 dollars for deployment...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 19 2017

Relay For Life has been a staple event in the Grand Forks area for over a decade and some residents may wonder why there wasn’t one planned for this year. The decision not to hold the event was made after careful consideration and debate.

Notwithstanding the efforts of passionate volunteers and dedicated participants that joined us year after year, Relay For Life Boundary Country...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 18 2017

RCMP media spokesperson Cpl Dan Moskaluk said Friday, the search for missing teacher Alvin Dunic will resume Monday (June 19th).

The 57-year-old Crawford Bay Elementary School teacher was reported missing Monday, May 29 at 2:45 p.m. after leaving the school to look for a suitable location for a class project in the Crawford Creek area.

Moskaluk said since suspension of the search...

by Contributor on Saturday Jun 17 2017

Christine Alison Archibald was born July 22, 1986, in Trail, BC.  She died in London, England, on June 3, 2017.  Chrissy was predeceased by her grandfather, Gerry Archibald but is survived by her fiancé, Tyler Ferguson; her parents, Barbara and Gregory; her sisters, Kathryn (Sean) and Caroline (Ty); her Nana, Donna; grandparents, Robert and Lorraine; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

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