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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 21 2017

Cpl Dan Moskaluk said in a media release Friday, a team of RCMP investigators are continuing their investigation into last Saturday’s interface fire which occurred in the Okanagan Centre Rd area of Lake Country.

Moskaluk said a dedicated tip line has been set up to encourage anyone with information to contact police.

“At this time we are treating this fire as suspicious and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 20 2017

West Kootenay Transit, in conjuction with BC Transit, are rolling out some changes to the local system starting Tuesday, August 1.

BC Transit said starting August 1, 2017, bus riders in the West Kootenay Transit System will benefit from extended service on several routes, and will be able to travel across zones for a...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 20 2017

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue responded to two brush fires in the Champion Lakes area within minutes of each other, according to Captain Grant Tyson.

The call came in at 2:28 p.m. and the incidents were under control by 3 p.m.

“They had it out in short order,” Tyson. “We sent a lot of resources. It's not getting any better out there, so we're on top of things.”

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by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 20 2017

Currently in the Southeast Fire District, there are 21 fires actively burning, according to Fire Information Officer John Boivin, all but nine of which are being held or under control (those that are not are way up into the mountains and/or very small).

The closest are two near Hoder Creek in the Slocan (the first is one hectare and is under control, the second is nine hectares and is...

by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jul 20 2017

The Grand Forks Airshow 2017 has been a hit with the public as crowds lined the airport area to get a glimpse at the many acts on display.

The weather has been nothing short of perfect.

From Bud Granley flying his Harvard Aerobatic Performance to Anna Serbinenko Sky Dancer to the amazing Snowbirds Full Aerobatic Show, the Grand Forks Airshow 2017 gave the airshow enthusiasts...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 20 2017

Studies show helping others leads to greater happiness and longer life.

So come out and help get the new Seven Summits Centre for Learning ready for the kids this fall and help yourself while helping others. It’s a win-win!

There are three days scheduled, but if you can't make it then, your help will be appreciated at other times ― just ask what...

by Interior Health Authority on Thursday Jul 20 2017

As summer temperatures increase, so does the risk of West Nile virus. The risk of getting West Nile virus is highest from the end of July through August. There are some important measures people can take to reduce their risk of infection.

West Nile virus is a disease that is spread from infected corvid birds (crows, ravens, magpies, and jays) to humans through mosquito bites. It was...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 20 2017

The Seventh Annual Kootenay Festival is set to wow the crowds this Saturday at Millennium Park, and is expected to draw upwards of 2,500 celebrants.

“About 2,500 people came last year, and we’re expecting more this year,” said Audrey Maxwell-Polovnikoff of the Castlegar and District Recreation Department. “We have close to 50 vendors, and performers from across the Kootenays.”

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by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 20 2017

Former provincial Green Party candidate (for Richmond) and current minister of the Castlegar United Church Greg Powell is urging both city council and MLA Katrine Conroy to lobby to have Castlegar be the site of a pilot project designed to eliminate poverty by providing a basic income to all residents.

He said the concept was a key plank in the Green platform, and is now part of the...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 20 2017

On Friday, June 30, the federal Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) issued an advisory that essentially banned credit unions from using the term “banking” to describe the services they offer Canadians. Their advisory takes a strict interpretation of the Bank Act, and based on this interpretation, the federal government could lay criminal charges against any credit...

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