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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, August 31, 2015 - 3:37pm

Campfires are back on the camping scene as effective at noon on Monday, August 31, the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction has relaxed the recent ban.

Due to recent spell of cooler...

by Michael Jessen on Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 8:41pm

“We need things consumed, burned up, replaced, and discarded at an ever-accelerating rate.”– Victor Lebow, Journal of Retailing, 1955


by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 7:53pm

The Nelson Police Foundation was established in May of 2013.

More than two years later, the NPF is about to spread its wings under the umbrella of the Osprey Foundation.

At its...

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 10:57am

Rain has reduced the smoke in the West Kootenay/Boundary region to allow Environment Canada to halt the smoky skies advisory Monday afternoon.

On again, off again smoky skies advisory back on again says Environment Canada

Environment Canada has re-issued the smoky skies advisory for Boundary and Kootenay areas as of Monday.

The advisory includes the entire...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 3:05pm

The volatility of the wildfire season has prompted the Southeast Fire Centre to ask hunters to stay away from areas with active wildfires.

"Hunting season begins on Sept. 1, and hunting in the vicinity of a wildfire could put the safety of firefighters at risk," the Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release.

The Southeast Fire Centre has 74 active wildfires burning...

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by Bob Hall on Monday Aug 31 2015

Hockey fans are in for a treat this weekend when the Selkirk College Saints and the Trail Smoke Eaters tangle in a cross-league exhibition home-and-home series that will serve as a warm-up for the 2015-2016 regular season.

Hopefuls looking to the crack the squads for the three-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) Saints and the British Columbia Hockey...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Aug 28 2015

The calendar may say August, but organizers of the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships are already busy preparing to roll out the red carpet for the best curlers in the province.

The Nelson Curling Club was awarded host club for the provincial men’s tournament during the spring.

Organizers have been working with Curl BC to make the 2016...

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West Kootenay Toy Run right around the corner

West Kootenay Toy Run right around the corner

In less than two weeks motorcycle riders from throughout the region will be hopping on the bikes to participate in the 28th Annual West Kootenay Toy Run.

On Sunday, September 13, riders will enjoy another fabulous day riding the Kootenay loop with friends,meeting new ones, collecting toys for the Areas Food Banks.

The ride is followed by live music and the draw for the 2015 Harley Davidson Road Glide Special.

Starry Night astronomical event calendar for September

Starry Night astronomical event calendar for September

For anyone who has ever been interested in the sky, then Taghum Starry Night program is the place to be.

During the month of September, there is plenty to see in the night sky at Taghum Community Hall — 5915 Taghum Hall Road by the old Taghum Bridge.

The Moon takes center stage this month. On September 27th we will have a Harvest Moon that is also at it’s closest perigee for 2015, ( the closest distance from us in it’s orbit around Earth), making it a so called “Super Moon”. To top it off, this Moon will be fully eclipsed.

Regional News

UPDATED: Evacuation alert for Grand Forks/Christina Lake area lifted

Heavy smoke from US wildfires has made for some stunning local photographs, like this one by Castlegar Photography's Stefanie Harron.

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has lifted the Evacuation Alert for areas of Electoral Area D south of the Kettle River, Industrial/Ruckle area of the City of Grand Forks, and the Cascade/Ponderosa area of Christina Lake/Electoral Area C.

For the most up to date information visit or follow @AlanLStanley on Twitter.

New season starts for Trail sea cadets

New season starts for Trail sea cadets

September 15 brings the start of the Sea Cadet Training Year for the 131 Kootenay Royal Canadian Sea Cadet (RCSCC) Corps in Trail. The cadets and their staff would like to invite the public to participate in their “Open Ship” night, to be held at the Trail Armoury – 1990 7th Ave., Trail – from 5 to 8 p.m.

Provincial & National

ICBC says fraud, rise in claims reason for rate increase

The graph by ICBC shows a spike in injury claims since 2014.

ICBC will today start the process of filing its basic insurance rate application with the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) but will take a further two months to analyze emerging external pressures on basic insurance rates before submitting the remainder of its application – including a proposal for a specific basic rate change – by October 30, 2015.

Minister responds to ICBC call for rate increase for drivers

Minister Todd Stone has issued the following statement on the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.

Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone has issued the following statement on the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) submission to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) for next year’s rate:

“Government has been informed that ICBC has provided the British Columbia Utilities Commission with its initial documentation and a schedule outlining the information that it will provide in the weeks ahead with respect to their 2015 rate application.