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by Southeast Fire Centre on Friday Jul 07 2017

 Effective at noon Pacific time on Friday, July 7, 2017, campfires are prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

This campfire ban will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified.

The Southeast Fire Centre is currently experiencing dry conditions and fire danger ratings are...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 07 2017

Residents, customers and staff were evacuated from the Nelson Commons building Friday morning after a fire alarm was set off.

Nelson Fire Rescue, as well as Nelson Police, responded to the call immediately. Firefighters inspected the building and found a pull station has been activated.

Once the alarms were reset, people were allowed back into the building.



by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 07 2017

The BC Wildfire Service is not taking any chances with people being careless not that the campfire ban has been issued for the Southeast Fire Centre.

The BC Wildfire Service is putting the public on notice that fire wardens will be on patrol in the Southeast Fire Centre and educating people about the campfire ban that came into effect at noon Pacific time on Friday, July 7, 2017.

by Murray Dobbin on Friday Jul 07 2017

The trouble with demonizing the leader of an unpopular government is that it gives the next leader way too much slack. I remember writing a column years ago comparing the hated Brian Mulroney with Paul Martin (who more or less ran Jean Chretien's government). Who was more destructive to the public interest and progressive government? Conventional wisdom would say Mulroney. But, while Mulroney'...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 06 2017

Canada Day 2017 going to carry more of a special meaning to a pair of Nelson friends than it just being Canada’s 150th birthday celebration.

That was a day when quick thinking by a friend turned what could have been a catastrophe into a blessing on Kootenay Lake.

“We want people to be careful and make sure if you are swimming to have other people close by or wear a...

by Trail Champion on Thursday Jul 06 2017

On June 28, 2017 the body of Jeffrey David Bauder,  aged 28 yrs, was located South of Northport Washington USA in the Columbia River.  Bauder went missing and was presumed drowned after a water craft accident in the Columbia River in Trail on May 9, 2017.

United States Forensic Examiners on this date positively identified Bauder's body, which will now be returned for funeral services....

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 05 2017

Combine beautiful weather, vacation time and our great outdoors and you’ve got the ingredients for a lot of people having fun on and around the water.  Add this year’s fast-flowing, high water levels, poor judgement, lack of preparation and alcohol and you’ve got the recipe for a tragedy. 

“It can happen so quickly,” says Dale Miller, Executive Director for the Lifesaving Society.  “One...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 05 2017

Slocan City's past is being brought to life with the installment of historic signage throughout the village, thanks to the efforts of the Slocan Valley Historical Society.   Created for the Society by Ian Fraser, the first four sign panels will be on display at a community event from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 9th at the Gazebo on the Slocan lakefront.  Author Joy Kogawa will be in...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 04 2017

June was a tale of two weather months said Ron LakemanWeather Forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre.

Lakeman said June opened with unsettled conditions coupled with variable temperatures before closing with the final two weeks of warm, hot and dry weather.

“Showers or thundershowers occurred on nine of the initial 16 days as a series of Pacific disturbances pushed across...

by Timothy Schafer on Monday Jul 03 2017

One of the city's more successful environmental groups is turning to the city for help as it continues to grapple with keeping popular events like MarketFest alive, but still finds itself scaling down operations.

The West Kootenay EcoSociety has asked the city for some financial assistance as it tries to rein in its costs and keep its various programs viable.

In all, the...


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