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by Contributor on Monday Aug 28 2017

The Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior and Northern Health Authorities has amended the area covered by the Smoky Skies Bulletin that was last updated on Sunday August 27 due to changing smoke conditions.

Areas now covered by this Bulletin include: the Boundary, Arrow Lakes-Slocan Lake, Kootenay Lake, Elk Valley and West and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 28 2017

RCMP said in a media release, "distracted driving" looks to the be cause of a two-vehicle accident late Monday morning on Highway 3A west of Nelson near the Beasley Bluffs.

The accident caused a major disruption to traffic flows on Highway 3A around the noonhour.

"On August 28, 2017 at 1158 hours there was a two-vehicle collision resulting in both vehicles in the...

by Letters to the editor on Monday Aug 28 2017
To The Editor:
 
Right now, the federal government is reviewing the Navigation Protection Act — that’s the law that should give all Canadians the right to paddle up and down this land’s waterways...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 28 2017

The good news is the Southeast Fire Centre reports that there are no new fires in the area.

The bad news, is Sunday smoke continues to plague the valley, causing numerous phone calls to Nelson Fire Rescue for answers.

Nelson Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Mike Daloise said in a media release Sunday, the station was flooded with calls after smoke filtered over Nelson during the late...

by Eileen Delehanty Pearkes on Sunday Aug 27 2017

Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has been researching and writing about the history and politics of water in the upper Columbia Basin since 2005. 

Her book on the Columbia River Treaty, A River Captured, was released in 2016. Recently, her travelling exhibit on the Columbia River Treaty, curated for Touchstones Nelson, won a national award from the Canadian Museum Association....

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 27 2017

The West Kootenay EcoSociety is hosting the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Conference in Castlegar at the Community Complex on (Thursday to Saturday) September 7-9.

Inspiring and knowledgeable municipal leaders from Canadian cities that have committed to transition to 100% renewable energy in their community energy use no...

by Dan Kraus on Sunday Aug 27 2017

At the end of this summer, Wednesday (August 30 2017), the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) will mark exactly 20,000 days of conservation.

This milestone provides an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the work done by NCC and our partners each day, and the conservation we need to accomplish in the 20,000 days to come.

Since the our work began in 1962, much has changed at...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 24 2017

DriveBC is reporting Highway 33 20 kilometres east of Kelowna is closed due to an out of control wildfire just north of the community of Joe Rich.

"Highway 33 closed in Kelowna due to forest fire," the DriveBC website said.

"Closure extends from Big White Rd for Northbound traffic and SB closed at Gallagher Rd. Big White non-commercial vehicle traffic to Kelowna available via...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Aug 24 2017

Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training Melanie Mark touched down in Nelson earlier this week to visit Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus and Victoria Street Campus.

A member of Premier John Horgan’s recently announced cabinet, the MLA from Vancouver-Mount Pleasant spent time with Selkirk College students and staff as she settles into her new position. The Selkirk College...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Aug 24 2017

Costs have risen for the Hall Street project even before phase two construction has commenced in earnest, with another phase being added to the second phase of the Stores to Shores scheme.

City council adopted an amendment to its Five Year Financial Plan in a meeting late last week, calling for the overall budget for the project to be extended over a three-year period — from 2016 (...

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