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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 11 2017

In a media release Saturday morning, the Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centrel reports that BC Wildfire said the McCormick Creek wildfire has jumped the Salmo River toward the Shambhala Music Festival and is also moving in an easterly direction towards the community of Nelway.

“The fire is now approximately 250 hectares in size and is behaving...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Aug 10 2017

The streetscape around the east end of Baker Street is starting to take shape.

The city just approved the move of a significant piece of artwork — and refinishing — to the I.O.D.E. Park as it nears completion, while another project is nearly at an end.

Redevelopment of the city’s only downtown park is expected to be completed by end of July — according to the city’s Strategic...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 10 2017

The Village of Salmo said in a media release it has established a satellite Level 1 Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) as a precautionary measure to monitor, collaborate and communicate with emergency management stakeholders related to the McCormick Creek wildfire currently located 20 kilometres outside of the Village limits in the Pend d'Oreille area north of the Canada/USA border.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 10 2017

The Shambhala Music Festival issued a statement on its website to its guests and public of an evacuation alert near the festival grounds due to the McCormick Creek wildfire 20 kilometres southwest of Salmo.

“In the interest of public safety, we would like to inform our guests and the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 09 2017

Extra smoke in the valley may have been compliments of a spot fire outside the perimeter of the Harrop Creek wildfire the Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Wednesday.

"More smoke may be seen coming from the Harrop Creek wildfire today (Aug. 9, 2017), as BC Wildfire Service personnel respond to a 15-hectare spot fire that is 750 metres outside of the main fire perimeter," the...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Aug 09 2017

How much alcohol should a person be allowed to have in her bloodstream while being in control of a  motor vehicle?  Is there a "safe" limit below which someone is not really impaired, or  not too impaired? Canada's Justice Minister, Jody Wilson-Raybould, is considering lowering  the blood-alcohol content limit that constitutes a criminal offense from anything over .08 percent to anything over...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 09 2017

Quick response by members of the North Shore Fire Department possibly averted what could have been a horrific event said the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

The incident began at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday (August 8) on Johnstone Road, just across the Big Orange Bridge north of Nelson, when a vehicle was reported on fire.

North Shore Fire Chief Fred Schnieder said the department...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Aug 09 2017

This continues the discussion begun in last week's column.

Greek Science, Israelite Religion, Human Selfhood

Egyptian ideas of a ka and a ba make a distinction between the experience-self [personality] and the animal-being [life-force]. Hebrew words for living being [nephesh hhayyah] and for breath-of-life...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Aug 09 2017

During  Rossland's  Miners Hall renovation, I was disappointed to see that the new roof is a dark chocolate brown instead of a  more reflective, pale colour that would help to cool not only the building, but also our city.  

The more of a building's  sky-facing surfaces that can reflect the sun's energy, rather than absorbing it as heat, the lower the costs for cooling it by air...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 08 2017

The BC Wildfire Service in a media release Tuesday is reminding the public that they must stay clear of firefighting aircraft that are collecting water from lakes in the Southeast Fire Centre region, including Moyie Lake, Lake Koocanusa and Premier Lake.

The release comes after four lightning fires started in the Moyie Lake area.

"When firefighting aircraft such as airtankers or...

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