April 2017

Fatality in connection with Warfield blaze

Fatality in connection with Warfield blaze

A local blaze may have claimed the life of a Warfield resident today, according to Fire Rescue acting Captain Rick Morris.

Morris said the call came in at 1:52 p.m. and fire crews arrived at 331 Murray Drive at 1:58 p.m.  They were able to knock the fire down, but an elderly male was found deceased at the scene. Morris was unwilling to speculate as to the man’s cause of death.

The cause of the fire itself is also still under investigation.

Four firefighters from Company 2 (Warfield) and 10 firefighters from Company 4 (Trail) attended.

Southeast Fire Centre urges caution with open burning

Before beginning to burn, first check with the local fire department, municipality and regional district to find out if any open burning restrictions or bylaws are in effect.

March may have been one of the wettest months on record, but that isn't stopping the Southeast Fire Centre from asking the public to exercise caution while conducting any outdoor burning activities this spring.                           

Beasley Bluffs get trim from highway improvement

The dreaded Beasley Bluffs, 10 kilometers west of Nelson, is going to get shaved this spring and the material used at the overpass at South Slocan. — The Nelson Daily photo

Driving from the west on Highway 3A into Nelson is going to be a pain again this summer — but at least the road will be a little safer as a result.

Preparation work has already begun on the $5.7 million project to build an overpass at South Slocan to replace the aging bridge there. The project is going to have a side benefit- cleaning up a dangerous stretch of the highway just west of Taghum.

Candidates hit ground running in Nelson-Creston BC Election race begins

Incumbent Michelle Mungall (center running through Nelson Tuesday to kick off the campaign) and the rest of the Nelson-Creston candidates were busy on Day one of the 2017 BC Election campaign.

Michelle Mungall of the BC NDP party was busy running through the streets of communities in the Nelson-Creston riding.

Nelson-Creston Green Party candidate Kim Charlesworth was flagging down early morning rush hour traffic on Front Street outside the Heritage City campaign office.

Independent Tom Prior was glad-handing voters on Baker Street in Nelson.

Supporters for Tanya Wall of the BC Liberal Party were staking signs on the shoulder of the Nelson arterial.

The other candidate in Nelson-Creston is Independent Jesse O'Leary.

Interior Health announces some Kootenay Boundary radiology results under review

Interior Health announces some Kootenay Boundary radiology results under review

Interior Health issued a media release Tuesday that the authority is initiating a review of diagnostic imaging reports from a radiologist who worked as a locum in the Kootenay Boundary area.

The review is for diagnostic imaging reports during the time periods:

Editorial: Negative campaigning and being well-informed

Please vote!

Every day, my inbox is littered with vitriol from two of BC's political parties, about each other.  They're each titled "press release" but I haven't been publishing them. Perhaps that's wrong-headed of me, but I don't want to encourage the negativity.

Why am I opposed to the nastiness?  Because I want voters to vote, and to cast their votes based on rational agreement or disagreement, not based on stirred-up emotions.

Discover College Life at Experience Selkirk Day

Experience Selkirk Day is an annual event, where Grade 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to come to Selkirk College and experience what it's like to be a college student for a day. Pre-register before May 4.

High school students in the region are invited to experience Selkirk College for a day at an annual event that serves up educational pathways with a taste of campus life.

Grade 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to Selkirk College on May 17 for Experience Selkirk Day which will feature workshops that help them explore college programs and define potential careers.

Age a factor in Canadian wealth inequality

Age a factor in Canadian wealth inequality

Wealth inequality in Canada is largely the result of differences in people’s age, where wealth accumulation is a slow and steady process over a long period of time, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

Wealth, measured by a household’s net worth, includes the value of all assets — house, business, stocks, bonds, savings, etc. — minus all debts, such as the mortgage, a line of credit and credit card debt.  It is, of course, different than income.

Plan ahead to stay safe this Easter long weekend

In the Southern Interior 62 people are injured in 310 crashes.

After months of tough winter driving conditions, many British Columbians are likely making their first road trip of the year this Easter weekend.

The Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) said in a media release, that every Easter long weekend, an average of four people are killed and 650 injured in 2,300 crashes in B.C.

In the Southern Interior 62 people are injured in 310 crashes.

Moving on up: city prepares fiscal ground for newly upgraded campground

There was construction of 10 new tenting platforms, and upgrades were made to the campground showers and washrooms.

The city will be sporting several new full-service campground sites at its Nelson Tourist Park in 2017, part of an overall overhaul of the recreation site the city undertook in 2016.

During the 2016 upgrades, the full-service area was reconfigured to allow for six functional sites, seven full service sites, 10 new tenting platforms and upgrades to the showers and washrooms.

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