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Small fire downtown gets startling response from fire dept

Small fire downtown gets startling response from fire dept

A shed fire downtown drew a massive response from the Castlegar Fire Department Tuesday night, as it was reported during department training exercises.

“The call came in at 8:50 p.m. to respond to a structure fire in the 700 Block of 10 Avenue,” said Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio. “Because we were training, we had trucks out and about already, so we were there right away.”

Engine One, Engine Two, Command One and Ladder One responded, bringing 15 firefighters as well as the fire chief and both deputy chiefs.

UPDATED: Weather Statement ends for Kootenay Lake, Highway 3

The calm before the storm on the Kootenay Pass. — DriveBC photo

The West Kootenay Boundary regions dodged the rath of Mother Nature as Environment Canada cancelled the Special weather statements for the area Wednesday afternoon.

Updated: Weather Statement ends for Kootenay Lake, continues for Highway 3

The Special weather statement for Kootenay Lake has been cancelled by Environment Canada.

However, the weather statement remains for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

Environment Canada said freezing levels over the BC interior have dropped significantly in the wake of a cold front.

Nelson U18 Selects strike gold at Kamloops Slurpee Cup

The Nelson Selects include, back row, L-R, Assistant Coach, Tim Mushumanski, Jesse Thurston, Liam Jones, Josh Fogal, Milo Baranyai-Sheppard, Jaden Dyck, Aidan Mushumanski. Josh Yasek and Coach Kerry Dyck. Front, Thomas Wekwert, Aaron Abrosimoff, Ezra Foy, Hunter Lloyd, Blake Markin-Hellekson and Owen Box. Missing, Noah Larocque. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Selects overcame a ton of adversity to capture the gold medal at the Slurpee Cup this past weekend in Kamloops.

Jaden Dyck scored the only goal in the final to power the Selects to the U18 Boy’s title with a 1-0 win over Chilliwack Attack.

“I was especially pleased with this result given that Kamloops is always a high-end, difficult tournament and our group of boys had never previously won a medal there,” said Nelson coach Kerry Dyck.

Dyck said the squad banded together after suffering a loss of players due to injury.

Recording in-camera meetings voted down; Coun. Butler won't stand for 'personal attacks'

There was plenty of emotional discussion on the topic of electronically recording in-camera meetings.

The details and emotion of the proceedings of Grand Forks city council in-camera meetings will continue to remain largely behind closed doors, despite an attempt to get the meetings electronically recorded.

RDCK, New Denver planning boundary-expansion-for-water deal

RDCK directors passed a motion to support Village of New Denver's application for grant money for capital upgrades to the Denver Siding water system.

Residents of a tiny community on the outskirts of New Denver may soon be off their 13-year-old boil water advisory.

But it may cost them their independence.

The directors of the Regional District of the Central Kootenay passed a motion at their May meeting to support the Village of New Denver’s application for grant money for capital upgrades to the Denver Siding water system.

But in exchange, the 25 water users in the community would become part of the Village of New Denver- if the deal goes through.

Southeast Fire Centre conducting prescribed burn

Smoke from this 24.5-hectare controlled burn could be visible from the communities of Duncan Lake, Meadow Creek and Howser.

Southeast Fire Centre is advising the public personnel will be conducting a prescribed for BC Timber Sales in the North Creek area — 40 kilometres north of Kaslo — this week, weather and site conditions permitting.

Southeast Fire Centre said smoke from this 24.5-hectare controlled burn could be visible from the communities of Duncan Lake, Meadow Creek and Howser.

“Trained BC Wildfire Service personnel will carefully monitor the fire at all times,” the release said.

Nelson boxers 'put on a great show' at Fight Card 3

Riel Martinez, seen here with coach Jesse Pinnero, had a strong bout against Dylan Clark of Cranbrook.

If head coach Jesse Pinnero had a chance to do it all over again, he may have not scheduled Fight Night 3 on a long weekend.

However, after putting the last chair back in storage the Nelson Boxing Club skipper was pleased with the results of his boxers following Fight Night 3 Saturday at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club.

Affordable housing retrofit program providing $2M for energy conservation upgrades

Upgrading roof insulation is a good example of an energy retrofit that will help save money on heating costs and improve the comfort level of a home.

The first intake of Columbia Basin Trust’s new Energy Retrofit Program is now open. The Trust announced the new program in March with a $2-million commitment to help provide energy conservation upgrades for affordable housing in the Basin.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Neptunes Swim Team

Members of the Neptunes include, Olivia Cowan, Enna Cowan, Cynthia Pfeiffer, Laurel Nixon, Morgan Robertson-Weir, Jaylen Rushton, Leah Eberle, Imogen Cowan, Matthew Holitzki, Hanna Malenfant, Kallie Badry, Lachlan Bibby-Fox, Chloe Malenfant, Keira Badry, Evan Chouinard, Ella Chouinard, Elissa Centrone and Sage Cowan. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Neptunes open defence of their 2016 Kootenay Summer Swim Association Championship Saturday in Trail at the Jeli Orwell Memorial Swim Meet.

The Neptunes, under the guidance of coaches Sarah Broen and assistant Matthew Holitzki, are primed and ready to take to the waters as the club returns to the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre after spending the past few years on the road while the facility was renovated.

Free Energy Savings Event – May 30th at the Prestige

FortisBC has partnered with the EcoSave Program to offer both Nelson Hydro and FortisBC Customers an opportunity to learn about energy savings.

Are you curious about heat pumps?

Attend the Free Energy Savings event on May 30th to learn about heat pumps, energy assessments for your home, FortisBC rebates and low interest financing. 

FortisBC has partnered with the EcoSave Program to offer both Nelson Hydro and FortisBC Customers an opportunity to learn about energy savings.  Come and meet your local heating (heat pump specialists) and insulation contractors. 

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