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Area restrictions removed from East Kootenay

Canal Flats is now open for backcountry business.

An Area Restriction Order for areas near a group of fires east of Canal Flats has been rescinded effective immediately.

The following forest service roads are now open:

  • The main Whiteswan Forest Service Road from Highway 93/95 junction to the 32-km marker.
  • The entire Kootenay Forest Service Road.
  • The entire White-Rock Forest Service Road.

Access roads leading to Whiteswan Provincial Park and Lussier Hot Springs are now open, and the park will open effective immediately.

Mother Nature cools off Southeast Fire Centre; crews work to mop up Slocan Park wildfire

Fire crews caught a break with the recent rainy weather pattern that has covered the Southeast Fire Centre for the past few days. — Photo courtesy Southeast Fire Centre

What a difference a week makes.

Last week at this time some residents in the Slocan Valley were on evacuation alert praying the Slocan Park wildfire would continue to burn in the opposite direction — away from their homes.

Sunday, Information Officer Jordan Turner said the Southeast Fire Centre has received a “substantial amount of rain” that has shifted the focus of crews from “high alert” to “mop up.”

Robin Williams made you uncomfortable? You have no idea.

Robin Williams made you uncomfortable? You have no idea.

Ed note: I sent this column to many of my people and asked if I was doing wrong in publishing it. They essentially said that, if I value telling the truth, I need to publish it. But it will likely hurt my business. I decided I want to be a better person than a better reporter. So here it is.

I was so touched and moved by the response to my column on Robin Williams. The dozens of letters and the hundreds of comments meant so very much to me. People told me it made me, in their eyes, a better person, a better writer, and a better journalist.

City responds to CUPE's 72-hours strike notice

City responds to CUPE's 72-hours strike notice

In the same week that Local 2262 requested the City to return to the bargaining table, Union Employees have issued 72 hour strike notice.

“The city is concerned that the Union continues to represent that it is the city that needs to come back the bargaining table when it was the union that booked out the mediator, will not vote on the final offer or provide a counter offer,” said Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) John Malcolm. “Then the Union serves strike notice while there are back-and-forth talks currently happening with City and Union negotiators.”

Campfire ban rescinded for Southeast Fire Centre

Campfire ban rescinded for Southeast Fire Centre

Effective at 4 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, Aug. 15, campfires once again will be permitted throughout the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.

The current campfire ban is being rescinded due to cooler weather in the forecast and recent precipitation that has resulted in a decreased wildfire risk in the region.

Anyone lighting a campfire must follow B.C.’s campfire regulations, which include the following:

City CUPE workers serve 72-hour strike notice

City CUPE workers serve 72-hour strike notice

The following is a press release issued by CUPE Local 2262:

CUPE Local 2262 city workers have filed 72-hour strike notice with the BC Labour Board. The 34 workers have been without a contract since February 2013. This marks the first time in 60 years that the union has been forced to a strike in its contract negotiations with the City of Castlegar.

Adams and Cherbo balk at proposed cuts to council expense accounts

Adams and Cherbo balk at proposed cuts to council expense accounts

Two Nelson city councillors don’t like a cutback in their expense accounts that has been suggested by an independent research committee. The ad hoc Council Indemnity Committee’s job was to check whether council’s pay and benefits are in line with other employees and with councillors in other similarly sized cities.

The committee was formed in May, and its recommendations came to the August 11 council meeting.

LETTER: Break the Silence

LETTER: Break the Silence

If someone is being bullied, the last thing you want to do is walk away from them. They need support, and lots of it. I do not know of anyone that would walk away, or stop being friends with someone who is being bullied. That would be shameful.

We need to start treating mental illness and depression as we do with bullying. Do not walk away from those who need your help.

How can we support people successfully in a society that has mental illness and depression as taboo subjects? We need to break the silence.

LETTER: In aftermath of Mount Polley, people need to take control, bring govt back in line

LETTER: In aftermath of Mount Polley, people need to take control, bring govt back in line
Dear Editor,

I read with interest the article  Mount Polley Disaster published in the The Nelson Daily on August 6, 2014. 
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