Believe it or not, hockey season is right around the corner.
The Nelson Leafs begin quest for the ultimate prize, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship, when the Green and White host training camp beginning Friday at the NDCC Arena.
Extra smoke in the valley may have been compliments of a spot fire outside the perimeter of the Harrop Creek wildfire the Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Wednesday.
Quick response by members of the North Shore Fire Department possibly averted what could have been a horrific event said the Regional District of Central Kootenay.
The incident began at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday (August 8) on Johnstone Road, just across the Big Orange Bridge north of Nelson, when a vehicle was reported on fire.
The Provincial Government’s announcement that tuition fees for Adult Basic Education will be eliminated starting immediately is welcome news for learners interested in upgrading opportunities in the Selkirk College region.
Nakusp RCMP said in a media release Monday a vehicle may have been located in regards to a missing person file from Revelstoke.
The file started Thursday, August 3 at 12:47 p.m. when Nakusp RCMP received a report that 29-year-old Jared Szabo was missing after the Revelstoke resident failed to arrive the previous evening.
The BC Wildfire Service in a media release Tuesday is reminding the public that they must stay clear of firefighting aircraft that are collecting water from lakes in the Southeast Fire Centre region, including Moyie Lake, Lake Koocanusa and Premier Lake.
The release comes after four lightning fires started in the Moyie Lake area.
In a media release Tuesday, Grand Forks City Council has said it is re-visiting the timelines in their decision from last week regarding the closure of the City owned building occupied by Whispers of Hope and BETHS.
More than two-and-a-half years after it began the dispute over extra staffing for the city’s police force has culminated in its eighteenth member.
The Nelson Police Department has added its newest recruit, Const. Lauren Mirva, in the position created last year when the provincial Police Services directed city council to fund one additional sworn officer and a civilian position.
The goal — qualify for Provincials — was set in May, prior to the start of the season.
City of Nelson staff want to reassure residents that during this recent heatwave Municipal Services are doing their part to conserve water.
Manager of Municipal Services Chris Gainham said staff is frequently asked: What is the City doing to conserve water?”