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by CBT on Wednesday Aug 02 2017

If your business or organization could benefit from hiring a student during the school year, Columbia Basin Trust’s School Works program may be able to help you afford it. Applications for the popular first-come, first-served program open August 10, 2017.

“Each year, Basin employers hire hundreds of students with help from wage subsidies from the Trust,” said Lisa Kilpatrick, Columbia...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 01 2017

In response to the continuing hot and dry conditions that will see temperatures soar between 38-40 C this week, the City of Nelson said in a media release Tuesday its moving from a Level 1 to Level 2 Mandatory Water conservation for all users serviced by the municipal drinking water system.

The release said the following the Level 2 water restriction is simple:

  • watering...
by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Aug 01 2017

For the past month, we have seen a series of wildfires race through the British Columbia interior, destroying homes, disrupting lives and damaging businesses.  The BC government has already spent over $150 million fighting the fires and has provided over $100 million in relief to those who have been forced from their homes.

Most of the fires started early on July 7th, when a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 01 2017

Despite continuing to grow — the Harrop Creek wildfire is now estimated by BC Wildfire Service at 650 hectares — the blaze remains approximately 16.5 kilometers from said Nelson Fire Chief Len MacCharles.

MacCharles, who took a fly-over the wildfire Tuesday morning, said the fire grew in size Monday evening which resulted in a significant smoke plume that was visible from many locations...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Aug 01 2017

The form and character of a new women’s transition house was subject to city council scrutiny as it weighed in on the potential new development.

On Monday July 17 in council chambers the city approved the development permit for the Women’s Transition House to be located on 19th Street north of 68th Avenue.

The only need was to address its form and character, with the rest of the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 31 2017

The Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Monday that current weather conditions in the region are having an impact on wildfires with wind activity causing the size of several fires to grow on Sunday, July 30, 2017.

Island Pond wildfire

  • The 150-hectare Island Pond fire that started on July 30 is about 17 kilometres southeast of Canal Flats....
by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 31 2017

Residents and visitors within the area between Rusty Creek and Cascade Creek along Highway 31 (see map) 30 kilometers northwest of Lardeau in the north end of Kootenay Lake are being placed on an Evacuation Alert said the Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operation Centre in a media release Sunday evening.

The RDCK EOC said the active Rapid Creek Fire, listed at 34...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 30 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centre said in a media release Monday the Harrop Creek wildfire continues to burn, but still poses no threat to any communities or infrastructure.

The RDCK said BC Wildfire Service personnel would monitor the fire while attempting to develop control strategies for the now 200-hectare blaze.

“The fire, which has been...

by Bob Hall on Sunday Jul 30 2017

A key milestone in the $18.9 million Selkirk College Silver King Campus refresh project arrived in dramatic fashion when students made sparks fly in the shiny new welding shop.

The first shop to be overhauled and completed, a small group of Metal Fabricator Foundation Program students had the opportunity to get a taste of the trades training future when they stepped into the modern...

by Timothy Schafer on Sunday Jul 30 2017

The City of Nelson rarely sleeps.

And when it comes to the business of running the city, sleep is definitely in short supply as the city continues to operate in high gear in 2017 with several projects gaining momentum.

With so much going on in the city, it’s nice to have a program detailing the latest accomplishments and targets for the city for the coming year — such as they...

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