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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 04 2017

The Duncan-Glacier Creek Forest Service Road located north of Lardeau is part of a number of road closures and area restrictions that are in effect throughout the Southeast Fire Centre.

The road, as well as others in the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District and the Selkirk Natural Resource District, have been closed for fire suppression activities further to the current backcountry...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 04 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergeny Operations Centre said in a media release Tuesday while the Harrop Creek Wildfire continues to burn, there has been no significant growth towards the communities below.

However, the RDCK EOC said the communities of Harrop, Procter, Sunshine Bay, and Kootenay Lake Village remain on Evacuation Alert.

Concerned residents jam...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 04 2017

In case some of the public had not noticed, Tuesday, September 5th is the beginning of the school year in the Nelson area.

Within the City of Nelson, Nelson Police Department officers will be out to remind drivers to be careful and watch for children on the roads as they head back to class in school zones.

School Zone speed limits will be in effect...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 03 2017

Kootenay Pride Weekend keeps getting better, and better and . . ..

The Kootenay Pride Parade celebrated its 21st anniversary with style and pomp on Sunday afternoon on Baker Street before hundreds of spectators.

Baker Street was...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 03 2017

RCMP and BC Sheriffs are now patrolling the Moyie Lake area after the Regional District of East Kootenay implemented a full evacuation order for the area due to the aggressive nature of the Lamb Creek wildfire Sunday.

Patrols were instituted after the Regional District of East Kootenay issued an Evacuation Order Moyie Lake area.

The RDEK also implemented an Evacuation Order for...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 03 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay reminds residents of the Proctor/Harrop area there will be a public meeting Monday, September 4th at 6 p.m. to update residents on the Harrop Creek Wildfire.

In media release Monday, the RDCK says the Harrop Creek Wildfire continues to burn at the top of the slope, with minimal spread towards the communities below.

However, the Evacuation...

by Kyra Hoggan on Saturday Sep 02 2017

A grass fire, likely caused by a discarded cigarette butt, burned a 20 by 30 metre section of the bank near 17 Street (behind Safeway) before crews could extinguish it, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

“This was definitely human-caused, most likely from smoking materials,” he said, adding they got the call at 12:20 p.m. and seven firefighters had the blaze dealt with and were back...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Sep 02 2017

In the interest of public safety, the Regional District of East Kootenay has implemented a partial evacuation order for the Moyie Lake area and an evacuation alert for the St. Mary's River area effective immediately Sept. 1, 2017.

The Southeast Fire Centre said in the media release the Lamb Creek wildfire is located about five kilometres northwest of the community of Moyie and 18...

by Trail Champion on Friday Sep 01 2017

Multiple charges have been laid against a 25-year-old Trail man, following the investigation into several criminal incidents which include the assault of an elderly man.

On Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 5:03 a.m., the Trail RCMP received a report of a man down in the middle of Bay Avenue near Hwy 3B in downtown Trail. Police arrived on scene to find an unconscious 78-year-old male, laying in the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Sep 01 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centre said in media release that BC Wildfire Service reports no significant growth in the Harrop Creek wildfire overnight.

“The fire is approximately 4.5 km upslope of the community and wildfire crews are engaged in containment operations as part of a contingency plan,” the RDCK release said.

“Evacuation Alerts were...

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