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By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jul 27 2021

Municipalities throughout the province can now move more quickly to prevent plastics from polluting their communities.

Under new rules, local governments can institute bans on plastic bags and certain single-use plastics without provincial approval.

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jul 27 2021

British Columbians are being asked to take precautions this week, as Environment Canada has issued another heat warning for most of the province.

The extreme heat is predicted to last from Wednesday, July 28 to Saturday, July 31.

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jul 27 2021

As of Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 80.7% (3,742,081) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 62.3% (2,887,730) have received their second dose.

In addition, 81.7% (3,533,942) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 65.3% (2,822,405) have received their second dose.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Jul 27 2021

In order to contain and diminish the wildfire burning northeast of Winlaw another fire will be set.

The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) will be setting a 50-hectare ignition fire to remove unburned fuel in the path of the Trozzo Creek wildfire, the Southeast Fire Centre announced in a communication Tuesday morning.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 27 2021

RCMP in Salmo are searching for a fire bug after responding to four deliberately set fires just north of the village last weekend.

By Nature Conservancy of Canada on Tuesday Jul 27 2021

By Richard Klafki, Canadian Rockies Program Director, Nature Conservancy of Canada

This summer British Columbians are witnessing an unprecedented wildfire season.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Jul 27 2021

The worst air quality in the nation is available by the lungful in Castlegar and Nelson, according to an international air quality technology company.

By Contributor on Monday Jul 26 2021

Competing on the world’s biggest stage as one of the best is a dream for many athletes, and Celina Toth will be fulfilling it when she steps to the edge of the 10 metre platform in Tokyo in early August.

One of the people who will be proudly and nervously following her every move is boyfriend Stephen Bains, who happens to be a BC Transit driver.

By Sarah Lord on Sunday Jul 25 2021

The Southeast Fire Centre is getting some much needed assistance in battling the many wildfires in the region.

During the past few days, the Southeast Fire Centre welcomed some CL-215T water bombers from Alberta to the base at the West Kootenay Regional Airport in Castlegar, bringing help to the local crews fighting Octopus and Michhaud fires in the Fauquier/Edgewood region.

By Contributor on Saturday Jul 24 2021

On Friday, July 23 at approximately 7 p.m., Cranbrook RCMP were called to a local gas station on Cranbrook Street North for a report of multiple people fighting. Front line officers flooded the area and were able to separate the two groups, determined to be rival outlaw motorcycle gangs from Alberta.