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By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Aug 12 2017

The McCormick Creek wildfire burning 20 kilometers south of Salmo in the Pend O’reille region has forced the Shambhala organizers to close down the 20th annual electronic music festival one day early — a decision that could cost upwards of $500,000..

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Aug 12 2017

In a media release late Friday, the Southeast Fire Centre said effective immediately, the BC Wildfire Service is restricting boat access on the Pend D'Oreille River due to boaters interfering with firefighting aircraft.

As well, public access is restricted along the Pend D'Oreille Road from the Seven Mile Dam at Waneta - east to the international border.

By Contributor on Friday Aug 11 2017

In a media release Friday afternoon, the Southeast Fire Centre reports personnel have been responding to 43 active wildfires throughout East and West Kootenays.

These fires include the following:

West Kootenay region

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 11 2017

In a media release Saturday morning, the Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centrel reports that BC Wildfire said the McCormick Creek wildfire has jumped the Salmo River toward the Shambhala Music Festival and is also moving in an easterly direction towards the community of Nelway.

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Aug 10 2017

The streetscape around the east end of Baker Street is starting to take shape.

The city just approved the move of a significant piece of artwork — and refinishing — to the I.O.D.E. Park as it nears completion, while another project is nearly at an end.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Aug 10 2017

Granite Pointe a Nelson is playing host to some of the best up and coming golfers in the province at the 2017 BC Juvenile Championships August 16-18.

A field of approximately 80 players are expected to tee it up beginning next Wednesday at Granite Pointe in the 54-hole tournament.

“The competition will be excellent,” said Morven Douglas, Host Club Chair for the tournament.

By Dermod Travis on Thursday Aug 10 2017

It had to have been lost in the mail. It's the only plausible explanation.

I can't imagine any other reason for not receiving an invitation to at least one of the “by invitation only” dinners held since 2013 with B.C.’s deputy ministers.

The annual cash for access event is hosted by the B.C. Chamber of Commerce.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 10 2017

The Village of Salmo said in a media release it has established a satellite Level 1 Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) as a precautionary measure to monitor, collaborate and communicate with emergency management stakeholders related to the McCormick Creek wildfire currently located 20 kilometres outside of the Village limits in the Pend d'Oreille area north of the Canada/USA border.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 10 2017

The Shambhala Music Festival issued a statement on its website to its guests and public of an evacuation alert near the festival grounds due to the McCormick Creek wildfire 20 kilometres southwest of Salmo.

By Bob Hall on Thursday Aug 10 2017

With an eye on returning a league championship to the West Kootenay, the Selkirk College Saints now have roadmap of what it will take to come out on top in the upcoming 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.