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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 15 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has been advised by BC Wildfire Service that the threat posed by the Kokanee Creek wildfire has diminished enough to allow for the rescind of the Evacuation Alert for all North Shore residents that were placed on Evacuation Alert on August 12, 2017 as of as of noon Tuesday (August 15).

The Kokanee Creek Wildfire is currently at an estimated 85...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 15 2017

Smoke from wildfires has forced the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior and Northern Health Authorities to issue a Smoky Skies Bulletin for most of the Central and Southern Interior of the province..

The Smoky Skies Bulletin includes: 100 Mile, Arrow Lakes - Slocan Lake, Boundary, Cariboo North, Cariboo South, Chilcotin, , East...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 14 2017

The NDP government announced Monday, that effective Nov. 30, 2017, the British Columbia government will end grizzly bear trophy hunting throughout the province and stop all hunting of grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest.

Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 14 2017

Cooler, wetter weather has helped BC Wildfire Service crews get a bit of a handle on some of the local fires in the West Kootenay.

Approximately 15 kilometres north of Nelson, 10-15 mm of precipitation allowed firefighters to gain a bit of a reprieve with the Kokanee Creek wildfire.

“The weather has been extremely helpful in suppressing the fire with the recent rain,” the...

by Timothy Schafer on Monday Aug 14 2017

Some of the region’s most popular parks received a geographical boost and a legislative nod from the regional district.

Taghum Beach Regional Park was officially more than doubled in size, while Sunshine Bay Regional Park in the Procter-Harrop community received a vital piece of infrastructure.

The park boundaries for 5.4-hectare Taghum Beach Regional Park and Sunshine Bay...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 13 2017

The BC Wildfire Service is reporting a bit of good news with regards to the Kokanee Creek fire as the blaze did not register any “significant growth overnight.”

The wildfire that was sparked by lightning Saturday afternoon quickly increased to an estimated 70 hectares.

However, BC Wildfire Service said the fire remains zero percent contained as 21 firefighters with...

by Castlegar Source on Sunday Aug 13 2017

With weeks of British Columbia's fire season remaining and no relief from hot, dry conditions in sight, the Province has asked the federal government for additional Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) support through September.

"Joint Task Force Pacific is always prepared to support our federal and provincial partners in keeping Canadians safe,” said Commander Joint Task Force Pacific, Rear-...

by Castlegar Source on Sunday Aug 13 2017

Three people have been sent to hospital with serious injuries after a car accident Saturday, according to Castlegar Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

The accident involved one vehicle with three people inside. The vehicle rolled over near Rialto Creek forest service road, about nine kms off Broadwater Road in Robson, late Saturday afternoon.

Robson and Castlegar Fire Departments attended...

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Aug 13 2017

There’s only a few more sleeps before car buffs open presents for the fifth annual Grand Forks Park in the Park Show in the Boundary City, August 18-20.

“Grand Forks Park in the Park is very happy to be going in to its fifth year of hosting a car show in the picturesque Grand Forks, BC City Park,” said organizers.

“ . . . with three days of show related events as well as lots of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Aug 12 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centre has placed 135 properties between Sitkum Creek and the Crescent Bay area on the North Shore on Evacuation Alert following the report of two wildfires north of Nelson Saturday afternoon.

"Due to weather conditions and the fire’s close proximity to some homes the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK)...

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