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by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Aug 16 2017

Richard Cannings, MP (South Okanagan-West Kootenay) is happy to announce that he will “Ride the Riding” for the second year in a row. Last year he decided to complete a bicycle trip through the riding, which gave him a unique chance to meet the people, businesses and industries that make up the riding.

The tour will use a combination of rail trails and highways, starting in Glenfir on...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Aug 16 2017

Rossland's historic Calvary Cemetery has been cleaned up and given beautiful new signage, thanks to the efforts and time of many volunteers, and to funding from the BC Heritage Legacy Fund, the Rossland Heritage Commission, and the Community Initiative Fund. Calvary is the Catholic cemetery and is the oldest in Rossland; it has been in use since 1895, and is still open, but only for...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Aug 16 2017

Wildfires are sweeping B.C. Close to 900 have burned through 600,000 hectares so far this year, blanketing western North America with smoke. Fighting them has cost more than $230 million — and the season is far from over.

It’s not just B.C. Thousands of people from B.C. to California have fled homes as fires rage. Greenland is experiencing the largest blaze ever recorded, one that Prof...

by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Aug 15 2017

In a press release today, the City of Castlegar announced big news for people travelling via the West Kootenay Regional Airport (WKRA).

Mayor Lawrence Chernoff, city council and representatives from the Regional District of Central Kootenay, area municipal councils and local business representatives met yesterday to receive a report that outlines possible improvements to the regional...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 15 2017

The BC SPCA is applauding the provincial government’s move to end British Columbia’s grizzly bear trophy hunt. Announced Monday by Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson and in a B.C. government release, the ban will take effect on Nov. 30 throughout British Columbia, after this year’s season.

“The decision...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Aug 15 2017

We’ve all seen the bomber planes and the bucketing helicopters overhead, and most of us have seen photographs in social media of ground crews working during what continues to be a State of Emergency due to wildfires in B.C.

What some people may not realize, however, is how many unsung heroes are going above and beyond the call to protect residents and support BC Wildfire Service crews...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 15 2017

Granite Pointe at Nelson will be filled with many young golfers as a field of 80 takes to the Rosemont track Tuesday for a practice round in preparation for the 2017 BC Juvenile Golf Championships.

The 54-hole tournament begins Wednesday.

One of the players on the course is Brendon Makeiv of the Balfour Course.

In only his second year of playing competitive golf, the 14-...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 13 2017

The BC Wildfire Service is reporting a bit of good news with regards to the Kokanee Creek fire as the blaze did not register any “significant growth overnight.”

The wildfire that was sparked by lightning Saturday afternoon quickly increased to an estimated 70 hectares.

However, BC Wildfire Service said the fire remains zero percent contained as 21 firefighters with...

by Castlegar Source on Sunday Aug 13 2017

Three people have been sent to hospital with serious injuries after a car accident Saturday, according to Castlegar Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

The accident involved one vehicle with three people inside. The vehicle rolled over near Rialto Creek forest service road, about nine kms off Broadwater Road in Robson, late Saturday afternoon.

Robson and Castlegar Fire Departments attended...

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Aug 13 2017

There’s only a few more sleeps before car buffs open presents for the fifth annual Grand Forks Park in the Park Show in the Boundary City, August 18-20.

“Grand Forks Park in the Park is very happy to be going in to its fifth year of hosting a car show in the picturesque Grand Forks, BC City Park,” said organizers.

“ . . . with three days of show related events as well as lots of...

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