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by Dr. Brenda Gill on Tuesday Aug 08 2017

It’s been a challenge for most of us to handle the abnormally high temperatures and constant sunshine over the last two months, so drink and eat to be cool!

1.         Drink cooling herbal teas. Many herbs are cooling to the body, so, blend a tea with peppermint or spearmint, put it in the fridge and drink during the day for your fluids. Chrysanthemum tea is also cooling.

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by Andre Carrel on Tuesday Aug 08 2017

Scenario: the year is 2007 (or 1997). A political science class is presented with a hypothetical election outcome where parties A and B have each received 40% of the vote and party C the remaining 20%. The class is asked to write an essay: This is the Government the People have Elected. Many agree that, while possible in theory, such an election outcome is all but impossible in...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 08 2017

The Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior and Northern Health Authorities has amended the area covered by the Smoky Skies Bulletin that was last updated on Thursday, August 3 due to changing smoke conditions.

Areas now covered by this Bulletin include: 100 Mile, Arrow Lakes, Boundary, Bulkley Valley and The Lakes Northwest (including...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 07 2017

For anyone noticing more bats around the house or property, you are not alone.

Mid-summer is the time when landowners typically notice more bat activity, may have bats flying into their house, and occasionally find a bat on the ground or roosting in unusual locations.

These surprise visitors are usually the young pups.

“In July and August, pups are learning to fly,...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 07 2017

In less than two weeks, participants of the MS Bike West Kootenay Challenge will take on 222km of road (and hills) around the Kokanee Glacier, and all for a good cause.

Over August 19th and 20th, cyclists will travel from New Denver to Nelson, and back to Nelson via Kaslo raising funds to support the MS Society of Canada. So far, participants have raised over $40,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 06 2017

 

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District issues two evacuation alerts - one for the Galena Bay area and another for Heather Lodge and the surrounding area — after two wildfires increased in size.

"A Wildfire burning southeast of Galena Bay has brought a potential safety risk,” the Columbia Shuswap Regional District said in a media release.

“Because of the potential danger...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 04 2017

A message from the City of Rossland:

As of today, there are approximately 140 wildfires burning across the province of BC. In the Southeast Fire Centre, there are approximately 20 total wildfires burning  with 4 of them being fires of note (the closest to the City of Rossland is the Harrop Creek Fire, NE of Nelson).

Further  information on all provincial wildfires can be...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 03 2017

Environment Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement for most of the southern areas of BC, including the Kootenays, Boundary, Arrow and Kootenay Lake regions.

"Smoke is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility. Smoke is expected or occurring," the Environment Canada Statement said.

"The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 03 2017

Agricultural producers in the region now have access to a new service offering technical support and expertise to help them succeed.

Kootenay and Boundary Farm Advisors is a free service that is launching this summer.
 
The regional districts of Central Kootenay, Kootenay Boundary and East Kootenay have partnered with Columbia Basin Trust to provide the service. The new...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Aug 03 2017

The possibility of an evacuation in Nelson this summer due to the threat of wildfire is very real, with the city situated next to arguably one of the greatest fire risks in the province.

West Arm Provincial Park forest east of the city could set the stage for the next big B.C. blaze — and subsequent evacuation — as hot and dry conditions persist in the region with no sign of abating,...

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