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by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Aug 31 2017

There have been eight new wildfires in the Southeast Fire Centre today, and four yesterday, according to Fire Information Officer Carlee Kachman.

“Most of them are in the Cranbrook area – none are near here (Castlegar/Trail),” Kachman added.

There are seven wildfires of note (meaning highly visible or posing a potential threat to public safety) in the Southeast Fire Centre, the...

by Southeast Fire Centre on Thursday Aug 31 2017

In the interest of public safety, the Regional District of East Kootenay has implemented an evacuation alert for the Moyie Lake area, effective at 8 a.m. on Aug. 31.

The Lamb Creek wildfire is located about five kilometres northwest of the community of Moyie and 18 kilometres southwest of Cranbrook. This 60-hectare wildfire is in difficult terrain, containing volatile fuel types that...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Aug 31 2017

A two-vehicle collision caused a brief closure of Hwy 3A this morning, according to Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Brett Turner.

“A vehicle was turning left onto Hwy 3A off of Glade Ferry Road toward Castlegar, and was struck by a northbound vehicle, resulting in a T-bone collision,” Turner said. “It caused extensive damage to the vehicles, both of which had to be towed.”

There were no...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 31 2017

Smoke from wildfires in BC and south of the 49th parallel has forced Environment Canada to amend the area covered by the Smoky Skies Bulletin that was last updated on Monday August 28 due to changing conditions.

The Areas now covered by this Bulletin includes Arrow Lakes - Slocan Lake, Boundary, West and East Kootenay, Elk Valley and Kootenay Lake as well as 100 Mile House, Cariboo...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Aug 30 2017

Attention musicians!  During the Rossland Acoustic Music Camp , from the evening of September 29  to October 1, 2017, the red-roofed church ―and now school ― at First Avenue and Queen Street  will ring with music, as musicians fill it with sound to sharpen their playing skills.  Seven Summits Centre for Learning hosts this first-ever event for Rossland  at its...

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Aug 30 2017

In this technological age, information and innovation are seen as the key to building a strong, healthy economy, and the key to information is research.  As post-secondary education critic for the NDP, I have talked to many university and college representatives about their concerns and needs.  These representatives range from university presidents to professors, instructors and, of course,...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 30 2017

Join Robson Fire Fighters on Labour Day Long Weekend, Sept. 2 and 3, as they host the fourth annual Firefighter Games in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.   Be sure to attend this FREE family friendly event that will kick off with opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Fairgrounds.

To show their support for people with neuromuscular disorders,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 29 2017

Back, and promising to be bigger than ever, is Kootenay Pride 2017 happening Labour Day Weekend in Nelson with a host of parties, parades and more.

“I feel the reason for Pride being so successful in Nelson, this is our 22 year, has been the community and not just the LGBTQ+ community but the community as a whole,” said Stephanie Myers, speaking on behalf of the 2017 Kootenay Pride...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 29 2017

By Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams.  This article was originally published in Common Dreams.

As Hurricane Harvey continues to batter Texas—and as the death toll from monsoon flooding in...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 29 2017

 

A quick response by Nelson Fire Rescue avoided what could have been a disastrous outcome after a grass fire started on the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) lands near Kal Tire Monday evening.

Nelson Fire Rescue said in a media release firefighters responded to the call at 7:22 p.m. Monday. Both on duty members were joined by four additional members responding to the station from...

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