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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 22 2017

The City of Fernie said in a media release residents evacuated earlier this week were allowed to settle into their homes this afternoon as the focus at Fernie Memorial Arena now turns to the clean-up process and ongoing investigation.

“The ammonia specialists from Teck’s Trail Operations and Agrium in Calgary have returned home as there is no longer an ammonia hazard at the arena,”...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Oct 21 2017

Three players had two points each, including game star Justin Podgorenko, to power the Nelson Leafs to a 4-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the host Rockets Friday night in Golden.

Podgorenko’s fifth goal of the season proved to be winner as Nelson won its 11th game in 13 attempts.

David Sanchez and defenceman Brendan Makay also registered a...

by Murray Dobbin on Friday Oct 20 2017

You have to hand it to the rich in dealing with the tax reforms proposed by the Liberals. They didn’t even have to put pen to paper or pick up the phone to protest the taxman messing with their ill-gotten wealth. They got the poor besotted small businessperson to fight on their behalf. In this newly fact-free world it didn’t matter that 80 per cent of conventional small businesses and farmers...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Oct 19 2017

The 2017 fire season is officially the worst fire season on record in the Southeast region, having surpassed the most hectares burned in one year just last week.

According to Southeast Fire Centre data, the total hectares burned this year bumped up to 88,911 heading into October, just over the previous worst year in history for the region in 2003 when 88,697 ha. were burned.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 19 2017

The industrial accident in Fernie this week that left three people dead, two municipal workers and one a Calgary-based contractor, with CIMCO Refrigeration, following an ammonia lead at the local arena has sent shockwaves through every city, regional district and parks board in the province that operate an ice facility.

“This is a terrible tragedy,” Joe Chirico, General Manager of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 19 2017

The Ymir Watershed Action Team (YWAT) is taking their fight to protect their community’s only source of clean water currently threatened by a proposal to harvest timber in the watershed to Victoria Monday (October 23).

The Ymir Watershed Action Team, which includes Jason “J” Leuss...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 19 2017

As Halloween approaches, images of scary-looking bats become commonplace. Since the goal of the Kootenay Community Bat Project is to promote bat conservation, this is the perfect time of year to counter bat myths and do something to help bats. Such as build bat houses and find good locations for them, to give bats a place to roost. More...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 18 2017

Premier John Horgan and Minister of Labour Harry Bains have issued the following statement on the workplace fatalities in Fernie:

“Late yesterday afternoon, British Columbians were saddened to learn of three workplace fatalities in the community of Fernie. The circumstances surrounding the accident at the Fernie Memorial Arena are still under investigation and the community has...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Oct 18 2017

RCMP investigators continue to work with the City of Fernie, Fernie Fire Department and other resources in preparation for the entry into the Fernie Memorial Arena, following Tuesday’s fatal workplace incident. RCMP investigators will commence a scene examination and investigation into Wednesday’s incident once it is deemed safe to enter the scene.

On Oct. 18, the Fernie RCMP and...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Oct 18 2017

First, the cannabis news:  as readers of the "Council Matters" column already know, the provincial government is seeking input from municipal governments to help guide provincial policy on the decriminalization of cannabis.  The federal government is preparing to pass Bill C-45 and...

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