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By Contributor on Tuesday Aug 03 2021

On the recommendation of the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is downgrading the Evacuation Order to an Evacuation Alert for the area from south of Popou Rd north to Ringrose Creek.

The RDCK said this reduction to an Alert means residents can return to their properties, but must be prepared to leave on short notice should conditions change.

By Sarah Lord on Tuesday Aug 03 2021

City of Nelson Bylaw Officer Fred Thomson has seen a lot during the 31 years of walking the streets of the Heritage City.

A city employee since 1987, Thomson, who retired recently from the Bylaw Enforcement Department, is a familiar and friendly face on the streets of Nelson.

By Sarah Lord on Tuesday Aug 03 2021

There will be a different feel on the streets of Nelson after City Bylaw Officer Fred Thomson recently retired after 31 years walking the beat in the Heritage City.

Raised in Langley on a farm, Thomson moved to Nakusp during high school.

By John Boivin Local Journalism Initiative on Tuesday Aug 03 2021

Kaslo Search and Rescue officials figured the quiet spell couldn’t last – and it didn’t.

“We had a nice break there with only one call in May and didn’t have a single call-out in June,” says KSAR team administrator Alana Jenkins. “But now we’ve had 12 calls in the last 15 days. 

“It’s been quite a stretch!”

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Aug 03 2021

Police will be consulting with Provincial Crown after officers were called to a residence in Grand Forks to deal with a man barricaded inside a residence following an attack on paramedics.

RCMP said on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 1 p.m. officers were called to a residence on the 100 block of 81st Ave in Grand Forks. 

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 03 2021

Anyone wanting to hike in the popular Glacier Creek area north of Lardeau should take note of the recent Area Restriction Order issued Monday by the BC Wildfire Service in the B-Flat Peak area.

By Sarah Lord on Monday Aug 02 2021

SMRT1 Technologies, a Nelson-based supplier of smart vending solutions, has signed a five-year contract to provide smart vending solutions to Vancouver-based company, UpMeals.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 02 2021

RCMP said one man remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries following a targeted shooting where officers found an undetonated improvised explosive device Saturday in Kelowna.

RCMP said just before 7 p.m., Saturday, July 31, 2021, Kelowna RCMP responded to a two-person shooting in area of Pandosy Street and KLO Road in Kelowna.

By CBT on Sunday Aug 01 2021

Get a fresh perspective on the local arts scene with the 13th annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour is a fun weekend that combines a road trip with a customized cultural experience like no other. Visit artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites at your own pace.

With venues, exhibitions, artwork and performances, there is always something new to experience each year.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Sunday Aug 01 2021

Environment Canada said a Thunderstorm Warning has ended for parts of the Southern Interior, but most of BC continues to be impacted by an Air Quality Advisory due to wildfire smoke over the next 24-48 hours.