Smoke from wildfires has forced the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior and Northern Health Authorities to issue a Smoky Skies Bulletin for most of the Central and Southern Interior of the province..
To The Editor:
Thank you Nelson!
Granite Pointe at Nelson will be filled with many young golfers as a field of 80 takes to the Rosemont track Tuesday for a practice round in preparation for the 2017 BC Juvenile Golf Championships.
The 54-hole tournament begins Wednesday.
One of the players on the course is Brendon Makeiv of the Balfour Course.
The NDP government announced Monday, that effective Nov. 30, 2017, the British Columbia government will end grizzly bear trophy hunting throughout the province and stop all hunting of grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest.
Cooler, wetter weather has helped BC Wildfire Service crews get a bit of a handle on some of the local fires in the West Kootenay.
Approximately 15 kilometres north of Nelson, 10-15 mm of precipitation allowed firefighters to gain a bit of a reprieve with the Kokanee Creek wildfire.
Some of the region’s most popular parks received a geographical boost and a legislative nod from the regional district.
Taghum Beach Regional Park was officially more than doubled in size, while Sunshine Bay Regional Park in the Procter-Harrop community received a vital piece of infrastructure.
While other Kootenay International Junior Hockey League players are still working in a few more rounds on the golf course or runs down the mountain bike trails, Nelson hopefuls were focusing on skating, stickhandling or filling the net at the Leafs training camp Sunday at the NDCC Arena.
The Nelson Boxing Club was filled with a cast of aspiring young boxers as the local organization played host to a Summer Boxing Camp this past week at the Baker Street location in the basement of the Pharmasave Building.
More than 15 boxers from host Nelson, Cranbrook, Kelowna, Vancouver, Nanaimo and Saskatchewan were put through 12-hour days to refine their skills in the ring.
The Slocan Lake RCMP is requesting the public's assistance in locating Quinlan Kruse.
Quinlan Kruse, 16 years old, was last seen at his residence in Winlaw on Thursday, August 10, 2017.
Description of Quinlan Kruse:
The BC Wildfire Service is reporting a bit of good news with regards to the Kokanee Creek fire as the blaze did not register any “significant growth overnight.”
The wildfire that was sparked by lightning Saturday afternoon quickly increased to an estimated 70 hectares.