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By Interior Health Authority on Tuesday Jun 22 2021

With temperatures across our region soaring this week — Environment Canada is forecasting temperatures in the high 30s into the weekend — Interior Health reminds everyone that too much heat can be harmful to your health.

"Excessive heat exposure can lead to weakness, disorientation and exhaustion," the Interior Health media release said.

"In severe cases, it can also lead to heat stroke, also known as sunstroke. Heat stroke can be a life-threatening medical emergency."

Who is most at risk?

By The Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jun 21 2021

Traction on Demand in Nelson is partnering with Kootenay Mountain Biking and Cycling BC iRide to offer a summer camp like no other — Bikes’n Bytes.

The camp, which runs from August 16-20, 2021, is the best of both worlds for youth between the age of 9-12 in Nelson and area.

“By 2030, the demand for advanced IT and programming skills is expected to grow by 90%,” a spokesperson for the camp said.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 17 2021

Nelson Police said four students were arrested and released following graduation prank gone wrong Sunday night at L.V. Rogers High School in Nelson.

In a media release Thursday, Nelson Police said few students broke into LVR school afterhours before opening the building for numerous others to join them inside the school.

“What seems to have been intended as a graduation prank soon got out of hand,” Nelson Police said.

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Jun 17 2021

The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit (MCU) is looking to advance the criminal investigation into the homicide death of a 26-year-old Creston man, whose body was located inside a residence near Creston in 2015.

Click here to view the original news release published on June 3, 2015

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Jun 16 2021

The Selkirk College Class of 2021 is taking a collective step forward into a world of opportunity after months of exhibiting resilience that required fortitude on an unmatched level.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Jun 15 2021

Environment Canada issued a Severe Thunderstorm warning Tuesday for southern interior of BC, including Boundary, East and West Kootenay, Kootenay Lake and Arrow Lakes/Slocan Lake regions.

Environment Canada said showers will end this morning followed by a 60 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms.

Environment Canada said there is a risk of a thunderstorm early Tuesday morning and into the afternoon. 

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Jun 11 2021

Eugene Volokhov of Balfour is one happy fisherman.

The Balfour resident recently was announced by the West Arm Outdoors Club and B.C. Wildlife Federation as the winner of the grand prize draw of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program. 

Volokhov is the grand prize winner of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program final draw, winning a sleek 18’ Kingfisher boat equipped with a 115hp Yamaha engine, valued at over $50,000, from Jones Boys Boats & Marina.

“Winning the grand prize was a big surprise," Volokhov exclaimed.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Jun 10 2021

A media release Thursday from the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) said the Ministry of Environment (MOE) has confirmed that invasive Asian clams (Corbicula fluminea) were found in the Pend D’Oreille River this spring.

The Pend D’Oreille River is a tributary of the Columbia River that passes through southeastern BC.

The CKISS said in the release that this is the first confirmed presence of live invasive freshwater clams in the Central Kootenay region.

By Contributor on Monday Jun 07 2021

The body of a missing woman, whose vehicle went off the roadway and into a fast moving river Friday morning near Keremeos, has now been located and recovered.

RCMP wishes to clarify the location of the collision and apologize for any confusion. Police can now confirm that Amy Sabean’s vehicle veered off of Ashnola Road, and plunged into the Ashnola River, approximately 15 km from the Similkameen River. Because the water was moving so fast, the search for Amy extended to the Similkameen River in hopes she could be located there.

By Contributor on Monday Jun 07 2021

There are four different types of knotweed in our province, three of which have been found in the Boundary.

In 2015, the Boundary Invasive Species Society (BISS) found giant knotweed (Fallopia sachalinensis) while surveying Kettle River.

There are a number of sites of Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) in the Boundary area, but most of it is bohemian knotweed (Fallopia bohemica). Bohemian knotweed is a hybrid of Japanese and giant knotweed. A lot of it is being grown in people’s yards and it is starting to escape.