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By Contributor on Thursday Sep 13 2018

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, the BC Wildfire Service said in a media release that campfires will once again be permitted throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction, due to decreased wildfire risks in the region.

By Contributor on Wednesday Sep 12 2018

People in Grand Forks recovering from recent flooding will have access to approximately 100 new homes, as the Government of British Columbia expedites plans for two new housing projects.

“People in Grand Forks are experiencing extraordinary loss, and that is why we are taking extraordinary measures to make sure they receive the help they need as quickly as possible,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “The Province is fast-tracking these much-needed housing projects to support the community in long-term recovery efforts.”

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Sep 11 2018
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By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Sep 11 2018

The interface fire above the Trail hospital is now estimated at two hectares in size, but the calming winds and lower temperatures are aiding crews in what has been a fierce attempt to knock down the blaze.

Emergency Program Coordinator Chris Marsh says the hospital has been making preparations to move people if necessary, but there are no evacuation alerts or orders in place, although non-acute patients are being asked to attend the Castlegar Emergency Department, which will be staying open until midnight to accommodate walk-ins.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 09 2018

Motorcycles filled the highways in and around the West Kootenay as the 2018 Toy Run once again rode the pavement to raise money for local communities.

Riders took to the road to Nelson after a pancake breakfast at the Castlegar Complex.

Stops in Nelson, Salmo, Waneta Plaza and Rossland before the ride finished at the Complex for refreshments and dinner compliments of Castlegar Special Olympics.

The Toy Run celebrated its 31st ride, raising more than $400,000 for charities in the West Kootenay.

By Eileen Delehanty Pearkes on Sunday Sep 09 2018

Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has been researching and writing about the history and politics of water in the upper Columbia Basin since 2005. 

By Dick Cannings MP on Saturday Sep 08 2018

Last Tuesday I was in Ottawa for an emergency meeting of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources in the wake of the Federal Court of Appeal decision that quashed the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion project. 

By Castlegar Source on Friday Sep 07 2018

Police are seeking witnesses to an alleged sexual assault against a 13-year-old girl on a local transit bus, according to RCMP Acting Agt. Brett Turner.

"On Thursday, Sept. 6, .... between 4:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., in Castlegar,, an alleged sexual assault occurred against a 13-year-old female passenger by an adult male while the female was travelling on a BC Transit bus from Selkirk College to the Castlegar Community Complex," Turner said in a press releaese Friday morning.  

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Sep 05 2018

The student athletes on the Selkirk College Saints are settling into their classes and ramping up their energy on the ice as the team prepares for the 2018-2019 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.

With a roster that includes half veterans and half rookies, this season’s edition of the Saints is loaded with both potential and faces that local hockey fans will recognize.

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Sep 05 2018

Following record flooding this past spring, Grand Forks City Council announced in a media release Tuesday its intent to proceed with permanent flood protection options to pursue for neighbourhoods that were most affected by the 2018 freshet flooding. 

Council made the announcement Tuesday to:

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