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By Trail Champion on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue saved a boater today after engine problems led to an accident.

Captain Grant Tyson said they got the call at 4:59 p.m. and arrived on scene at 5:07 p.m.

“A recreational fisherman was out for an evening fish when he experienced motor trouble,” Tyson explained. “The occupant tried to row his way to shore, but the current was too strong. The...

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

There are 32 wildfires burning in the Southeast Fire Centre district as of 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, according to Fire Information Officer John Boivin.

He said there were seven new fires yesterday (five of which were lightning-caused) and two new blazes today. Of the 32 fires, 20 are either under control or being held.

Four notable fires in the region include:  one in Lardo Valley...

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

Grand Forks RCMP is issuing a warning to the public about a driveway sealing scam circulating through the Boundary following several complaints from residents in the Kootenay and Okanagan regions.

Sgt. Jim Fenske, Detachment Commander for Grand Forks RCMP, said in media release Tuesday the complaints involve three men believed to be from the United Kingdom....

By Timothy Schafer on Monday Jul 24 2017

The city is looking to undertake the fostering and growth of innovative — small home, cluster home and eco-homes — homes in Grand Forks with the revamping of several bylaws and regulations.

In May city staff recommended city council consider changes in context of other issues in the Official Community Plan in regards to innovative homes in order to address the housing shortage pressure...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 21 2017

Cpl Dan Moskaluk said in a media release Friday, a team of RCMP investigators are continuing their investigation into last Saturday’s interface fire which occurred in the Okanagan Centre Rd area of Lake Country.

Moskaluk said a dedicated tip line has been set up to encourage anyone with information to contact police.

“At this time we are treating this fire as suspicious and...

By Timothy Schafer on Friday Jul 21 2017

There won’t be a question anymore surrounding the use of municipally-owned and operated facilities in Grand Forks as the city has finally nailed down a new policy to cover nearly every usage scenario.

On Monday night city council adopted the Use of City Property or Facilities policy at its regular meeting, putting on paper and into...

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 20 2017

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue responded to two brush fires in the Champion Lakes area within minutes of each other, according to Captain Grant Tyson.

The call came in at 2:28 p.m. and the incidents were under control by 3 p.m.

“They had it out in short order,” Tyson. “We sent a lot of resources. It's not getting any better out there, so we're on top of things.”

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By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 20 2017

Currently in the Southeast Fire District, there are 21 fires actively burning, according to Fire Information Officer John Boivin, all but nine of which are being held or under control (those that are not are way up into the mountains and/or very small).

The closest are two near Hoder Creek in the Slocan (the first is one hectare and is under control, the second is nine hectares and is...

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jul 20 2017

The Grand Forks Airshow 2017 has been a hit with the public as crowds lined the airport area to get a glimpse at the many acts on display.

The weather has been nothing short of perfect.

From Bud Granley flying his Harvard Aerobatic Performance to Anna Serbinenko Sky Dancer to the amazing Snowbirds Full Aerobatic Show, the Grand Forks Airshow 2017 gave the airshow enthusiasts...

By Interior Health Authority on Thursday Jul 20 2017

As summer temperatures increase, so does the risk of West Nile virus. The risk of getting West Nile virus is highest from the end of July through August. There are some important measures people can take to reduce their risk of infection.

West Nile virus is a disease that is spread from infected corvid birds (crows, ravens, magpies, and jays) to humans through mosquito bites. It was...

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