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by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jul 18 2015

Residents concerned about the huge column of smoke coming from the Sitkum Creek wildfire north of Nelson Saturday afternoon can be rest assured BC Wildfire Service crews have everything under control.

Fire Information Officer for the Southeast Fire Centre, Karlie Shaughnessy, told The Nelson Daily the smoke is due to “burn off operations.”

“That column of smoke is a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 16 2015

The Southeast Fire Centre is now reporting the Sitkum Creek Wildfire is estimated at 530 hectares.

The active, interface wildfire, which started July 4, is listed at 50 percent contained. It's located four kilometers north of Kootenay Lake, between Sitkum and Duhamel Creeks on the...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jul 16 2015

A grass roots petition is gaining the attention of the region’s biggest employer as residents of Taghum, Beasley, Blewett and Bonnington band together in the hope of creating a legal boat launch access point on Kootenay Lake west of Nelson.

With the impromptu Taghum boat launch on Fisherman’s Pit Road — 12 kilometres west of Nelson on the Kootenay River — once again taken out of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 16 2015

Unitech Construction Management Ltd. has won the bid to manage all construction services related to Nelson and District Community Complex upgrades Regional District of Central Kootenay General Manager of Community Services Joe Chirico said in a media release.

The Delta-based company was one of three companies shortlisted by the RDCK project evaluation committee.

“Our evaluation...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 16 2015

Emergency personal were kept busy Thursday morning in Nelson when a gas line ruptured forcing evacuation of several business surrounding the intersection of Hall and Vernon Streets.

The call came into Nelson Fire Department shortly after 10 a.m. that crews working on the Stores...

by CBT on Thursday Jul 16 2015

As it approaches its 20th anniversary, Columbia Basin Trust is pleased to announce 2014/15 was another year of strong support to the area it serves in the Columbia Basin. Over the year the organization delivered nearly $22 million in programs and services to communities and residents, $17 million in new loans to Basin businesses and earned revenues of over $29 million.

The...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 16 2015

A gas leak has forced businesses to evacuate and traffic to be rerouted, away from the intersection of Hall and Vernon Streets in downtown Nelson.

The call came in at roughly 10:30 a.m. The Nelson Fire Department and Fortis responded, evacuating nearby businesses.

It is believed the gas line was damaged during sewer work currently being undertaken by the Stores to Shores Project...

by Trail Champion on Thursday Jul 16 2015

Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Kemball Armoury in Trail is getting $1 million for numerous upgrades to the facility over the next two years, according to an announcement made Tuesday by MP David Wilks, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence.

""I am pleased to be here today at the Trail Armoury to announce a $1 million investment to upgrade the...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 16 2015

This wildfire season has been one of the most challenging in recent memory.

As of July 14, fire crews have responded to 1,083 fires throughout the province - compared to 523 at the same time a year ago. Of those fires, we know over one-third are human caused. That's 375 fires, leading to an estimated 43,718 hectares going up in flames.

We must send a clear message to those that...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 15 2015

David Wilks, Member of Parliament for Kootenay—Columbia, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, Tuesday announced a $748,601 investment to the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) to establish a metallurgical industry development accelerator in the West Kootenay.
 
Funding, provided through the...

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