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By Trail Champion on Monday Jul 30 2018

Twenty-one local fire fighters as well as BC Wildfire Service responded to an interface fire at the end of Spance Road, off Casino Road, Sunday afternoon, according to Regional Fire Chief Dan Derby.

Derby said the call came in at 3: 59 p.m. and crews were on scene at 4:17 p.m. the situation was contained by 9:25 p.m.

 “Stations 374 Trail, 372 Warfield, 373 Genelle and 375 Montrose responded to an interface fire with BCWS,” he said in a press release issued Monday.

By CBT on Sunday Jul 29 2018

Thirty-two buildings in 14 communities with over 600 affordable housing units will be more energy efficient with the help of $1.6 million from Columbia Basin Trust a media release said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 29 2018

Ongoing lightning has sparked several fires in the Southeast Fire Centre a media release Saturday said.

The good news is these fires, once which is burning approximately 14 kilometers south of Rossland, are not currently affecting any communities or structures and are being addressed in priority sequence.

“The Santa Rosa Creek fire is currently estimated at 32 hectares in size and is located about 14 kilometres south west of Rossland and approximately one kilometre north of the Canada-U.S. border,” the release said.

By Castlegar Source on Friday Jul 27 2018

Today’s the big day! The Eighth Annual Kootenay Festival has arrived and will happen between 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Millennium Park.

Recreation coordinator Audrey Maxwell Polovnikoff says this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever.

“It’s an incredible celebration of our arts, our heritage and our culture,” she said, adding there will be a vast array of vendors offering food, art, crafts, education, games, and more.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 26 2018

No, you didn’t read that headline wrong – police attended a call that was both funny and sad after vandals pushed a sculpture off a wall onto the sidewalk last Friday night.

“Well, Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall …,” said RCMP Acting Sgt. Brett Turner – referring to the sculpture in question.

The Humpty Dumpty sculpture was featured in the 2015 Sculpture Walk and was sponsored by Celgar and placed on a wall outside the library downtown two years ago.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 26 2018

Environment Canada has issued a Special air quality statement for most of the southern interior of the province, including West Kootenay, Kootenay Lake, Boundary, Slocan/Arrow Lakes and East Kootenay.

"During a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour," the Environment Canada website said.

By Contributor on Thursday Jul 26 2018

Teck Resources Limited (“Teck”), (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) today announced the closing of the sale of its two-thirds interest in the Waneta Dam in British Columbia, Canada, to BC Hydro for $1.2 billion cash.                                                                                                             

By Interior Health Authority on Thursday Jul 26 2018

Temperatures across B.C. are expected to soar this weekend. Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for much of the province, including parts of the South and North Thompson and Fraser Canyon in IH.

Too much heat can be harmful to your health and can lead to weakness, disorientation and exhaustion. In severe cases, it can also lead to heat stroke, also known as sunstroke. Heat stroke is a life-threatening medical emergency. Here are some signs to watch for and suggested tips to keep you safe and healthy.

Who is most at risk?

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 25 2018

The City of Nelson is advising all Nelson Hydro customers of telephone scam making its rounds.

Customers have been complaining of fraudulent telephone calls that impersonate Nelson Hydro staff.

“These calls appear to be targeting businesses at this time and make reference to a past due accounts or a disconnect,” a release on the City of Nelson website said. “The impersonator will ask you to return a call to them at a 1-800 number or an out of province telephone number.”

By Contributor on Tuesday Jul 24 2018

The provincial government is restricting commercial-scale huckleberry harvesting to protect grizzly bear habitat, including several locales in the East Kootenay.

From July 15 to Oct. 15, commercial-scale picking of huckleberries is prohibited in some areas of the Kootenay Boundary region, including Little Moyie and Kid Creek west of Moyie and Iron Creek/Sand Creek and Sportsman Ridge/Upper Flathead River west and south of Fernie and Monk Creek, west of Creston.