General

Open fire ban still in effect in Southeast Fire Centre

The Southeast Fire Centre would like to warn the public an open fire ban remains in the district.

Despite the rains cooler temperatures that have blanketed the Kootenays during the past few weeks, the Southeast Fire Centre want to warn the public that open fires remain prohibited throughout the Fire Centre.

The Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release the region receives the least amount of precipitation in the months of August and September.

Although some areas have received increased amounts of precipitation recently, it may not be sufficient to reduce wildfire risks in the long term.

Specifically, the current open fire prohibition applies to:

Come have a howling good time at this year's Raise the Woof!

Come have a howling good time at this year's Raise the Woof!

The Castlegar Source is thrilled to once again sponsor the Kootenay’s coolest evening – Raise the Woof!

A fundraiser for local animal rescue society KAAP (Kootenay Animal Assistance Program), Raise the Woof is also an incredibly upbeat fundraiser with something for everyone.

This is the second annual Raise the Woof, and KAAP president Laurel Mathew says last year’s event was a screaming success.

New metric shows Lower Columbia to be thriving

New metric shows Lower Columbia to be thriving

The Lower Columbia Region is thriving! The most recent economic statistic in a series of published metrics highlighting our thriving economy is the number of non Canadian visitors entering the Lower Columbia region via our local, Paterson and Waneta, borders. From January through May 2014, a whopping 11,800 non Canadian visitors passed through the borders into the Lower Columbia region.

Queen City Cruise 2014 Bigger and Better than Ever

The 2013 Queen City Cruise attracted 350 cars and 10,000 people to Nelson’s downtown streets. — Photo courtesy Nelson Road Kings

The Queen City Cruise had humble beginnings just over a decade in the minds of a few car buffs who wanted to revive the spirit of the muscle car era in the Nelson Area.

They took action and started the Nelson Road Kings car club, launched the first Queen City Cruise and the rest, as they say, is history.

The club now has over 100 members and its annual gala event is expected to attract about 350 cars and 10,000 people to Nelson’s downtown streets this year.

Upcoming traffic and parking changes in downtown Nelson, part 1

Traffic flow at the five-way intersection of Cedar, Vernon, and High Streets will change this summer.

City council has decided to change the traffic patterns at the five-way intersection of Cedar, Vernon, and High Streets (click on the map below).

Cedar will become one-way uphill from Edgewood to Vernon. (Edgewood is the one-block street that runs east off Cedar, across from the Scout Hall.)

High street will become one-way heading out of town (but only one-way as far as Park Street). So cars will not be entering the five-way intersection from High St.

OOPS! You spelled that wrong. So what?

OOPS! You spelled that wrong. So what?

Spell lots of words wrong! Use apostrophes when you have no earthly reason to do so! Confuse ‘C’, ‘see’, and ‘sea’!

NDTA protests Kootenay Lake School Board 'celebration' meeting

One of the rally signs mocks the Kootenay School Board "celebration" meeting Wednesday at the Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort. — The Nelson Daily photo

The two sides in the BC Teachers’ dispute have been sitting under a Maxwell-Smart-like "Cone of Silence" for the past two weeks hoping a lack of public rhetoric or media mudslinging would put an end to the strike/lockout that has shut down public schools in the province since June.

No movement in impasse between city and union workers

Union president Leford Lafayette speaks to city council Aug. 11.

The impasse between the City of Castlegar and its union workers seems as relentless as ever today, after the second day of labour action.

While not fully on strike per se, CUPE 2262 has issued a ban on overtime work as a first step after issuing 72-hour strike action notice on Friday, Aug. 15.

Chris Barlow, city director of Transportation and Public Works, said the ball is in the union’s court.

Hundreds of soldiers muster in region for exciting exercises

Hundreds of soldiers muster in region for exciting exercises

No, be not afraid, the Kootenays haven’t gone to war.

If you’re noticing an influx of military vehicles and personnel, it’s because roughly 450 reserve soldiers and 80 military vehicles from across the province are now in the area to begin a fascinating training exercise called Exercise Kootenay Cougar 2014.

According to Major Dan Thomas, Senior Reserve Public Affairs Officer, Third Canadian Division, boots are on the ground today.

The trouble with truffles - Castlegar style

The trouble with truffles - Castlegar style

The environment ministry is turning eyes toward Castlegar – not because of any sort of spill or calamity, but rather because of a truffle.

Yes, that’s right, a truffle.

It all started when life-long area resident Vera Chernoff was digging around in her flower bed and found what she thought was a rotten potato – which would be odd, given this garden bed was for flowers, not produce. She took it into her house and showed it to her husband, Nick, who cut it open and came to the conclusion that it was actually a truffle.

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