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by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Aug 11 2018

The Boundary, West Kootenay took the brunt of Mother Nature’s heat wave Friday with a handful of communities in the region setting new records according to Environment Canada.

Castlegar, Grand Forks and Trail all shattered old records, with the Silver City checking in with the highest temperature at 41.1 C Friday.

Trail’s old record was 37.8 C, set in 1978. Records have been kept...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 10 2018

The BC Wildfire Service is currently responding to three new wildfires that may interest the public in the Southeast Fire Centre — of importance to festivial goers, McArthur Creek fire near the Shambhala Music Festival.

However, in a media release Thursday, the Southeast Fire Centre said no evacuation alert is anticipated at this time.

“An evacuation alert has not...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 09 2018

A wildfire is burning within 10 kilometers east of the Shambhala Music Festival media information on the BC Wildfire website said.

The McArthur Creek fire, discovered Sunday, July 29th, is surrounded by favourable geographic features that could act as natural fuel breaks.

“An evacuation alert has not been issued for the Shambhala Music Festival,” the BC...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

Environment Canada said a Heat Warning remains as a ridge of high pressure slowly moving eastward over the southern Interior will result in continued how weather through Friday.

Environment Canada said daytime maximum temperatures will climb a couple more degrees today and reach 37 degrees at many localities with a few spots crossing the 40 degree mark. Overnight minimum temperatures...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

[Editorial Note: Readers can better understand Suzuki's urgency by first reading a recent article on CBC: https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/world-hothouse-report-1.4775649 ]

By David Suzuki

In the race against the increasingly widespread and devastating consequences of climate change,...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

Local representation – everyone wants it, right?  Some people may not realize how important local representation is until  an issue arises that affects them directly.  Then suddenly they want to talk to their MLA. But wait; do they want to talk to an MLA for a party they didn’t vote for?

We do have local representation now, with the current First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) system, but is your...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

Motoring public travelling Highway 3 near Salmo will notice an increase of police due to the Shambhala Music Festival said Sgt. Chad Badry of the West Kootenay Traffic Services.

"Members of the driving public should expect increased traffic on our local roads particularly in the Salmo area where the Shambhala Music Festival brings more than 15,000 people to the area," Badry explained....

by Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has been busy lately, filling key staff positions to better serve the public a media release said Monday.

The RDKB has filled six positions during the pasts two months — two general managers, two managers and two unionized staff.

“We are really pleased to have found top-notch talent for all six of our vacant positions. Each of our new...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 07 2018

Interior Health Board announced Tuesday that Susan Brown has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Oct. 29, 2018.

Brown replaces President & Chief Executive Officer Chris Mazurkewich, who earlier this year announced his intention to retire.

“With an in-depth knowledge of Interior Health and a deeply-rooted commitment to patient- and family-centred...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 06 2018

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) hopes people are enjoying the outdoors and connecting with nature this summer, but at the same time is encouraging them to help control the spread of invasive species. 

The not-for-profit, private land conservation group is highlighting 10 invasive species that can be spread as a result of people going about their summer outdoor recreation....

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