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by David Suzuki on Wednesday Aug 16 2017

Wildfires are sweeping B.C. Close to 900 have burned through 600,000 hectares so far this year, blanketing western North America with smoke. Fighting them has cost more than $230 million — and the season is far from over.

It’s not just B.C. Thousands of people from B.C. to California have fled homes as fires rage. Greenland is experiencing the largest blaze ever recorded, one that Prof...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Aug 15 2017
Marijuana is still illegal in Canada and the corporation of the City of Nelson should not be drafting legislation regarding the regulation of operation of medical marijuana dispensaries, say two members of city council.

Both...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Aug 15 2017

We’ve all seen the bomber planes and the bucketing helicopters overhead, and most of us have seen photographs in social media of ground crews working during what continues to be a State of Emergency due to wildfires in B.C.

What some people may not realize, however, is how many unsung heroes are going above and beyond the call to protect residents and support BC Wildfire Service crews...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 14 2017

The NDP government announced Monday, that effective Nov. 30, 2017, the British Columbia government will end grizzly bear trophy hunting throughout the province and stop all hunting of grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest.

Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 13 2017

The BC Wildfire Service is reporting a bit of good news with regards to the Kokanee Creek fire as the blaze did not register any “significant growth overnight.”

The wildfire that was sparked by lightning Saturday afternoon quickly increased to an estimated 70 hectares.

However, BC Wildfire Service said the fire remains zero percent contained as 21 firefighters with...

by Castlegar Source on Sunday Aug 13 2017

With weeks of British Columbia's fire season remaining and no relief from hot, dry conditions in sight, the Province has asked the federal government for additional Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) support through September.

"Joint Task Force Pacific is always prepared to support our federal and provincial partners in keeping Canadians safe,” said Commander Joint Task Force Pacific, Rear-...

by Castlegar Source on Sunday Aug 13 2017

Three people have been sent to hospital with serious injuries after a car accident Saturday, according to Castlegar Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

The accident involved one vehicle with three people inside. The vehicle rolled over near Rialto Creek forest service road, about nine kms off Broadwater Road in Robson, late Saturday afternoon.

Robson and Castlegar Fire Departments attended...

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Aug 13 2017

There’s only a few more sleeps before car buffs open presents for the fifth annual Grand Forks Park in the Park Show in the Boundary City, August 18-20.

“Grand Forks Park in the Park is very happy to be going in to its fifth year of hosting a car show in the picturesque Grand Forks, BC City Park,” said organizers.

“ . . . with three days of show related events as well as lots of...

by Timothy Schafer on Sunday Aug 13 2017

A whisper has grown into a shout this week as one of Grand Fork’s premier social service centres pushed back against its municipal government.

This week Whispers of Hope Benevolence Society — and Boundary Emergency and Transitional Housing Society — said no to a decree by the City of Grand Forks to stop operations in the city-owned building, delivered Aug. 2.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Aug 12 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centre has placed 135 properties between Sitkum Creek and the Crescent Bay area on the North Shore on Evacuation Alert following the report of two wildfires north of Nelson Saturday afternoon.

"Due to weather conditions and the fire’s close proximity to some homes the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK)...

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