Rossland's traditional summer entertainment starts again on July 1 with a brand new show, blending -- as usual -- historical fact with imaginative fiction, high kicking, low humour, song , dance, a dash of romance and a lot of fun: the Gold Fever Follies highlight an aspect of the late 1890s gold rush days with this original musical comedy.
It didn't take long for the Southeast Fire Centre to issue its first ban of the summer season.
Effective at noon Pacific Time on Monday, July 3, 2017, Category 2 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety the BC Wildfire Service said Friday in a media release.
ICBC and police are urging drivers to plan ahead for a safe ride home if any of your activities this summer involve alcohol, especially with Canada celebrating its 150th birthday this weekend.
Kelowna RCMP said the suspect who sparked a multi detachment man hunt Tuesday afternoon, and prompted a warning to the public to avoid picking up hitch hikers is now in police custody and faces potential charges.
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.
Rossland's outdoor pool is open, and will celebrate its 85th birthday this August. This community amenity was built by volunteers and first opened on August 7, 1932. To see a short video made five years aqo for its 80th birthday, with interesting details about the pool's history, click this link.
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 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.
“Repulsive” is the reaction from Regional District of Central Kootenay Parks Operation Supervisor Cary Gaynor, to the reports of vandals earlier this month who painted a set of swastikas along a public access road to Morning Mountain Recreation Site located west of Nelson.
Nelson Police Department is asking for public assistance in locating a Nelson man missing since early June.
Darwen Greyeyes, 55, was last seen at 9:30 p.m. on (Sunday) June 4, 2017.
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