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By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 10 2018

The BC Wildfire Service is currently responding to three new wildfires that may interest the public in the Southeast Fire Centre — of importance to festivial goers, McArthur Creek fire near the Shambhala Music Festival.

However, in a media release Thursday, the Southeast Fire Centre said no evacuation alert is anticipated at this time.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 09 2018

A wildfire is burning within 10 kilometers east of the Shambhala Music Festival media information on the BC Wildfire website said.

The McArthur Creek fire, discovered Sunday, July 29th, is surrounded by favourable geographic features that could act as natural fuel breaks.

“An evacuation alert has not been issued for the Shambhala Music Festival,” the BC Wildfire site said. “With favourable wind direction in the forecast, an evacuation alert is not anticipated for the music festival at this time.”

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

Environment Canada said a Heat Warning remains as a ridge of high pressure slowly moving eastward over the southern Interior will result in continued how weather through Friday.

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

When Sharon McNeill decided to return to learning at Selkirk College’s Nakusp Campus, the goal for the mother of six children was to simply finish the high school diploma that had eluded her while growing up in residential schools.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

Motoring public travelling Highway 3 near Salmo will notice an increase of police due to the Shambhala Music Festival said Sgt. Chad Badry of the West Kootenay Traffic Services.

"Members of the driving public should expect increased traffic on our local roads particularly in the Salmo area where the Shambhala Music Festival brings more than 15,000 people to the area," Badry explained.

By CBT on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

A program to support Columbia Basin employers is evolving to better meet their long-term workforce needs and to support Basin high school and post-secondary students and trades apprentices to gain local career-related work experience.

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has been busy lately, filling key staff positions to better serve the public a media release said Monday.

The RDKB has filled six positions during the pasts two months — two general managers, two managers and two unionized staff.

“We are really pleased to have found top-notch talent for all six of our vacant positions. Each of our new employees joining the RDKB team brings the exceptional skills and experience we need to achieve our goals over the coming years,” said Chief Administrative Officer Mark Andison in the media release.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 07 2018

Interior Health Board announced Tuesday that Susan Brown has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Oct. 29, 2018.

Brown replaces President & Chief Executive Officer Chris Mazurkewich, who earlier this year announced his intention to retire.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 02 2018

Interior Health said on any given day, Kootenay Lake Hospital (KLH) welcomes one new baby into the world.

On (Tuesday) July 24, hospital staff went over and above the call of duty when there were six babies delivered in a span of 22 hours. In contrast, at Kootenay Boundary Regional in Trail four babies were born.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 02 2018

Earlier this year it was the community of Glade getting a new cable ferry to replace its aging vessel.

In the fall it’s the area of Harrop/Procter that will see a new cable ferry carry more cars, trucks and commercial vehicles across the West Arm of Kootenay Lake as part of the provincial government’s Cable Ferry Replacement Project.