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By Contributor on Wednesday Sep 06 2017

The BC Wildfire Service is reminding the public that there are a number of restrictions within the Southeast Fire Centre.

The operation of any off-road vehicle (ORV) for recreational purposes on Crown land continues to be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre. Jeeps, trucks or other "on-highway" vehicles must remain on constructed or defined road surfaces.

By John Boivin on Wednesday Sep 06 2017

For the former president of the Nelson Road Kings Automobile club, it makes perfect sense to tie in this year’s Queen City Cruise with the end of Nelson’s Art Walk season.

“To my mind, they’re works of art,” says  Mike Keegan of the 400-plus cars that will be on display on Baker Street this weekend in the Heritage City.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 05 2017


According to the website, the smoke plaguing the Boundary/West Kootenay is going to be intense over the next few days.

The website for heavy smoke filtering into the region through into Thursday.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 04 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergeny Operations Centre said in a media release Tuesday while the Harrop Creek Wildfire continues to burn, there has been no significant growth towards the communities below.

However, the RDCK EOC said the communities of Harrop, Procter, Sunshine Bay, and Kootenay Lake Village remain on Evacuation Alert.

Concerned residents jam Procter Community Hall to hear Harrop Creek Wildfire update

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 03 2017

RCMP and BC Sheriffs are now patrolling the Moyie Lake area after the Regional District of East Kootenay implemented a full evacuation order for the area due to the aggressive nature of the Lamb Creek wildfire Sunday.

Patrols were instituted after the Regional District of East Kootenay issued an Evacuation Order Moyie Lake area.

The RDEK also implemented an Evacuation Order for some areas on the west side of Lake Koocanusa, and an Evacuation Alert for some areas on the east side of Lake Koocanusa, effective immediately.

By Kyra Hoggan on Saturday Sep 02 2017

A grass fire, likely caused by a discarded cigarette butt, burned a 20 by 30 metre section of the bank near 17 Street (behind Safeway) before crews could extinguish it, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

“This was definitely human-caused, most likely from smoking materials,” he said, adding they got the call at 12:20 p.m. and seven firefighters had the blaze dealt with and were back at the hall by 1:30 p.m.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Sep 02 2017

In the interest of public safety, the Regional District of East Kootenay has implemented a partial evacuation order for the Moyie Lake area and an evacuation alert for the St. Mary's River area effective immediately Sept. 1, 2017.

The Southeast Fire Centre said in the media release the Lamb Creek wildfire is located about five kilometres northwest of the community of Moyie and 18 kilometres southwest of Cranbrook.

By Trail Champion on Friday Sep 01 2017

Multiple charges have been laid against a 25-year-old Trail man, following the investigation into several criminal incidents which include the assault of an elderly man.

On Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 5:03 a.m., the Trail RCMP received a report of a man down in the middle of Bay Avenue near Hwy 3B in downtown Trail. Police arrived on scene to find an unconscious 78-year-old male, laying in the road, bleeding from the head. The male was transported to hospital by EHS, in serious condition.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Sep 01 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centre said in media release that BC Wildfire Service reports no significant growth in the Harrop Creek wildfire overnight.

“The fire is approximately 4.5 km upslope of the community and wildfire crews are engaged in containment operations as part of a contingency plan,” the RDCK release said.

“Evacuation Alerts were issued door to door (Thursday) evening to the affected areas including Harrop, Procter, Sunshine Bay and Kootenay Lake Village.”

By Castlegar Source on Friday Sep 01 2017

This, from Trail RCMP Acting Sgt. Devon Reid:

On Aug. 21, Trail RCMP located and arrested a 30-year-old male for at least six offences stemming from the theft of items from unlocked motor vehicles in the Trail, Fruitvale and Montrose areas. The offences include Possession of Stolen Property, Theft of a Credit Card, Use of a stolen Credit Card and Theft Under $5000.

Police are seeking to hold the male in custody for court on Tuesday, Aug. 22. In each case, the suspect entered an unlocked vehicle and removed items that were left in the vehicle.