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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 27 2017

The City of Nelson has decided to hitch its wagon to provincially recognized WildSafeBC to reduce encounters between humans and wildlife — including bears, skunks and raccoons — within the city limits.

In a media release Tuesday, the city said it is working with WildSafeBC to launch an enhanced educational and support program to help reduce human-wildlife conflicts in the City. 

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 27 2017

It seemed like only yesterday residents of the BC Southern Interior were on flood watch.

However, following the first major lightning storm of 2017 Summer, BC Wildfire Service crews were back on the job after there were numerous lightning-caused fires throughout the Arrow Fire Zone and the Kootenay Lake Fire Zone.

Fortunately, none of these fires is currently threatening any...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Jun 27 2017

City council has finally decided to clear the air.

The city voted in new legislation Monday that will take the anti-smoking regulations put in place by the provincial government one step further.

The newly minted Clean Air and Smoking Regulation bylaw will promote clean air throughout the city of Nelson by making all public buildings and city parks — including playgrounds,...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Jun 27 2017

Update, July 3, 2017:

On Friday, June 30, the climbing team made it to within 60 vertical metres of the summit of Mount Logan, but were prevented from reaching the peak by severe white-out conditions. They exercised caution, and retreated to Camp Five, their highest camp on the mountain.

The following day, they descended to Camp Three, again in white-out...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 26 2017

The recent dry spell hovering over the province has prompted the BC Wildfire Service to remind the public that a Category 3 fire prohibition is in place throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction.

"As weather conditions get drier and hotter, people are urged to use extreme caution while conducting any outdoor burning activities," the media release said. "Almost all wildfires in...

by Timothy Schafer on Sunday Jun 25 2017

The waterfall free-for-all that has comprised residential water use in the city will be coming to an end as the city is contemplating a use-what-you-pay structure.

The city's water rates were being reviewed by Urban Systems in order to incorporate the water meter usage information.

Currently the city charges a flat rate for any amount of water used for residential use....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 25 2017

Nelson District Arts Council kicked off its 2017 Artwalk in grand fashion Friday night in the Heritage City with the streets filled with art lovers eager to view the latest artists and venues.

Some of the artists on display include Shawn Morris, who recently returned to his roots in the Heritage City, Douglas Noblet, Aisha Mulhall, Kate Bridger, Karen Guilbalt, Rob Richardson, Laura...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 25 2017

Nora Hannon of Wildfire Mitigation said the Regional District of Central Kootenay is inviting residents to participate in a FireSmart assessment of their home exterior and property.

“Wildfires are a natural part of British Columbia’s ecosystems,” Hannon said.

“Living where wildfires can occur may put your home at risk, but it is possible to reduce...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 25 2017

Aviation buffs will want to put Revelstoke on the summer holiday agenda as the city and plans to roll out the red carpet to host the Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds this July 25-26th.

The event, in partnership with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, is in celebration of Canada 150.

“We are extremely excited to host the CF Snowbirds this summer, Director of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jun 24 2017

Nelson Fire Rescue and Nelson Police combined Friday afternoon to rescue a person who had capsized a canoe in Kootenay Lake.

Both emergency services responded to a call at 4:19 p.m. of a person in a canoe that had capsized but was unable to get the boat righted.

"Both on duty members responded immediately and met up with Nelson Police Department members," Nelson Fire...

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