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by CBT on Thursday Aug 24 2017

Columbia Basin residents and communities benefitted from nearly $39 million in programs and services through Columbia Basin Trust, as released in its 2016/17 Annual Service Plan Report this week. The Trust also invested $10 million in new business loans and commercial properties.

The Trust’s revenues reached $59 million over the year, an increase of $11 million from the previous fiscal...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

The Southeast Fire Centre issued a media release Wednesday about a lightning-caused fire is burning about 1.5 kilometres south of the Canada-U.S. border.

The wildfire is burning about 18 kilometres southwest of the community of Newgate and about 65 kilometres southeast of Cranbrook.

"The size of this fire is currently estimated at 178 hectares and smoke is highly visible from...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

The opioid crisis is deeply troubling, for many reasons.  One reason is the tragic deaths of so many, so unnecessarily; another reason is the likelihood that those deaths were precipitated by pain, either physical or psychological, that caused a search for relief in the illicit drugs that were fatally used. Another reason is the threat felt by many parents of young people who, they fear, may...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

On Friday when mounties make business calls, they’re not looking for hard criminals, they’re looking for local law abiding citizens who’ve been snitched on by their friends or coworkers.

Cops for Kids has partnered with Ferraro Foods to host their first Jail & Bail on Aug. 25. Off-duty RCMP members will be arresting local perpetrators before they face a judge a kangaroo court, and...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

Two vehicles, a boat and a motorhome were destroyed in a fire yesterday afternoon in Fruitvale, according to KBRFR Cpt. Ryan Smyth.

He said the call came in at 2:58 p.m., and crews arrived at the private residence 3:01 p.m. Trail, Montrose and Fruitvale crews responded.

Upon arrival, they found all four vehicles fully engulfed in flames, Smyth said.

They had the fire...

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

City residents need to tighten their recycling belts and stop putting “contaminated” items in curbside recycling bags if the city wants to avoid a future financial penalty, says the city’s manager of Public Works.

Colin Innes said that, although there has been a reduction in the reported levels of contaminated recycling — items not accepted for recycling — after the initiation of the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 22 2017

Imagine driving an electric vehicle across Canada from coast to coast.

It’s not a dream as Buddy and Barb Hetherington are proving electric cars have a place on highways after driving their new Chevy Bolt across Canada, and back.

The Gibsons, BC, couple were in Nelson last week to charge the Bolt at the station next to the Chamber of Commerce in the former CPR station.

The...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 22 2017

 The Village of Salmo deactivated its Level 1 satellite Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) effective Tuesday.

The Emergency Operations Centre was established on August 10, 2017 to collaborate and communicate with emergency management stakeholders related to the McCormick Creek wildfire located 20 kilometers outside the Village limits.

During the past two weeks, the Village of...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Aug 22 2017

Are we entering a new Dark Age? Lately it seems so. News reports are enough to make anyone want to crawl into bed and hide under the covers. But it’s time to rise and shine. To resolve the crises humanity faces, good people must come together.

It’s one lesson from Charlottesville, Virginia. It would be easy to dismiss the handful of heavily armed, polo-shirted, tiki-torch terrorists who...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 21 2017

Nelson Fire Services Leo Grypma said the department has been fielding many calls Monday evening regarding smoke near Grohman Park west of Nelson.

However, Grypma would like to ease the public concern, saying the smoke is really dust coming from a company drilling at Grohman Storage Units business across Highway 3A from Grohman Provincial Park.

"It looks like large amounts of...

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