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By Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Jul 18 2021

The BC Wildfire Service has implemented two Area Restriction Orders for the vicinity of the Dewar Creek wildfire northwest of Kimberley and Gladstone Creek wildfire north of Christina Lake.

The BC Wildfire Service said these area restrictions reflect the continued need to protect the public in areas where ongoing fire suppression activities are taking place.

Each order are currently in effect, and will remain in effect until 12 noon (PDT) on September 15, 2021, or until rescinded.

By RDKB on Saturday Jul 17 2021

Christina Lake Fire Rescue is helping Christina Lake residents protect their homes and prepare for wildfire through an innovative sprinkler program.  

For a $200 investment, homeowners can have fire personnel install and test the WASP sprinkler, a gutter-mounted sprinkler system designed to fit any house.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jul 17 2021

The Southeast Fire Centre (SEFC) said the region is experiencing unprecedented hot and dry conditions, and combined with below-average spring precipitation, has produced a record number of fire starts in 2021.

Southeast Fire Centre said the reduced precipitation and above seasonal temperatures accelerated the drying of forest fuels at a rate not previously observed, making them highly susceptible to ignition.

The Southeast Fire Centre said the region along with the rest of British Columbia continues to experience unusual weather patterns for this time of year.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 14 2021

The Nelson Road Kings executive has decided to go ahead with planning to host a 2021 edition of the Queen City Show’n Shine car show.

“Just to let you know, we plan to have a car show on September 10th & 11th,” Nelson Road Kings president Marcello Piro told The Nelson Daily.

Following an executive meeting this week, organizers decided to start the planning process for 2021 show, that tradionally hosts hundreds of entrants from across Western Canada and parts of the United States the second weekend of September.

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Jul 13 2021

As of 2:01 p.m. today (July 13) fire crews have done excellent work at stopping the spread of the Beavervale Creek fire, despite incredibly high temperatures.

The fire, roughly 12.5 km southeast of Castlegar on the Bombi sumit, was discovered July 10, and the cause of it remains undetermined at this time.

BC Wildfire Service is reporting 28 firefighters, two helicopters and six pieces of heavy equipment are attacking the blaze.

By Contributor on Tuesday Jul 06 2021

Petty Officer Second Class (PO2) Jason Boisvenue, 37, has come a long way since going to Grand Forks Secondary School.

He is currently deployed in the Canadian warship Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Calgary and played a key role as one of the ship’s boarding team leaders on the recently finished Operation (Op) ARTEMIS, a successful counterterrorism and maritime security mission in the Middle East.

On Op ARTEMIS, PO2 Boisvenue was with the ship’s organic boarding party, callsign ‘Alpha Wave’*.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Sunday Jul 04 2021

The heat wave continues.

Temperatures are expected to remain high this week as a summer heat wave continues to bake the West Kootenay and the southern part of the province.

Daytime highs will be climbing to the low 30’s Celsius this week and well into the following week — with highs of 35 C expected for this weekend — but with overnight lows providing some respite near 14 C.

By Interior Health Authority on Friday Jul 02 2021

Interior Health has evacuated residents from two Castlegar long-term care homes as a precautionary measure due to the Merry Creek Wildfire. 

Sixty residents from Talarico Place and 54 residents from Castleview Care Centre have been relocated temporarily to alternate care homes within the Kootenay Boundary. Interior Health’s priority is to ensure residents are safe and receiving appropriate care and supports during this challenging time.

Talarico Place is owned and operated by Interior Health, while Castleview Care Centre is owned and operated by Chantelle Management Ltd.

By Province of British Columbia on Friday Jul 02 2021

Lisa Lapointe, chief coroner, has released the following statement about public safety during the heat wave in British Columbia:

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 01 2021

Nelson joined the list of communities in Canada, on a smaller scale, having local churches vandalized following the discovery of unmarked burial sites of children’s remains at former residential schools in Canada.

On the eve of Canada Day, the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate at the corner of Mill and Ward Streets in Nelson was vandalized when perpetrators tossed orange paint on the steps, doors and windows.