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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 07 2017

Residents, customers and staff were evacuated from the Nelson Commons building Friday morning after a fire alarm was set off.

Nelson Fire Rescue, as well as Nelson Police, responded to the call immediately. Firefighters inspected the building and found a pull station has been activated.

Once the alarms were reset, people were allowed back into the building.

 

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 07 2017

The BC Wildfire Service is not taking any chances with people being careless not that the campfire ban has been issued for the Southeast Fire Centre.

The BC Wildfire Service is putting the public on notice that fire wardens will be on patrol in the Southeast Fire Centre and educating people about the campfire ban that came into effect at noon Pacific time on Friday, July 7, 2017.
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by Murray Dobbin on Friday Jul 07 2017

The trouble with demonizing the leader of an unpopular government is that it gives the next leader way too much slack. I remember writing a column years ago comparing the hated Brian Mulroney with Paul Martin (who more or less ran Jean Chretien's government). Who was more destructive to the public interest and progressive government? Conventional wisdom would say Mulroney. But, while Mulroney'...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 06 2017

Nelson U18 Selects are playing for gold medal after finishing the round robin draw off at the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup Saturday in Surrey with a 1-1 against Vancouver Football Club.

Stellar goalkeeping by Hanna Quinn and a goal by Mattea Lorenzo powered Nelson to the thrilling tie.

Vancouver opened the scoring four minutes into the contest despite Nelson controlling the play....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 06 2017

Canada Day 2017 going to carry more of a special meaning to a pair of Nelson friends than it just being Canada’s 150th birthday celebration.

That was a day when quick thinking by a friend turned what could have been a catastrophe into a blessing on Kootenay Lake.

“We want people to be careful and make sure if you are swimming to have other people close by or wear a...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jul 06 2017

After denying numerous exemptions to the Medical Cannabis Business Licence Bylaw requested by two medical cannabis businesses, the city turned around and approved two more for business licence applications, setting the stage for a future debate.

City council denied the exemptions to the Medical Cannabis Business Licence Bylaw Tuesday night during its regular meeting as requested by the...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 06 2017

The Four Elements Adventure Race (or FearBC) is set to challenge teams in the hills and mountains surrounding Castlegar on Saturday, September 30th. Teams of three will test their skills, physical abilities and mental fortitude while supporting each other as they navigate between checkpoints via trekking and mountain biking stages. To add to the excitement, teams will also be given...

by Trail Champion on Thursday Jul 06 2017

On June 28, 2017 the body of Jeffrey David Bauder,  aged 28 yrs, was located South of Northport Washington USA in the Columbia River.  Bauder went missing and was presumed drowned after a water craft accident in the Columbia River in Trail on May 9, 2017.

United States Forensic Examiners on this date positively identified Bauder's body, which will now be returned for funeral services....

by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jul 06 2017

S/Sgt. Annie Linteau, E Division Senior Media Relations Officer with the RCMP said in a media release Thursday, police are continuing their investigation of a sexual assault that allegedly occurred on Tuesday (July 4, 2017) between 9:30-9:50 a.m. at the Boundary Creek Provincial Park, located four kilometres west of Greenwood.
 
Linteau said a woman reported that she was...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 05 2017

Combine beautiful weather, vacation time and our great outdoors and you’ve got the ingredients for a lot of people having fun on and around the water.  Add this year’s fast-flowing, high water levels, poor judgement, lack of preparation and alcohol and you’ve got the recipe for a tragedy. 

“It can happen so quickly,” says Dale Miller, Executive Director for the Lifesaving Society.  “One...

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