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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 01 2017

Despite continuing to grow — the Harrop Creek wildfire is now estimated by BC Wildfire Service at 650 hectares — the blaze remains approximately 16.5 kilometers from said Nelson Fire Chief Len MacCharles.

MacCharles, who took a fly-over the wildfire Tuesday morning, said the fire grew in size Monday evening which resulted in a significant smoke plume that was visible from many locations...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 31 2017

The Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Monday that current weather conditions in the region are having an impact on wildfires with wind activity causing the size of several fires to grow on Sunday, July 30, 2017.

Island Pond wildfire

  • The 150-hectare Island Pond fire that started on July 30 is about 17 kilometres southeast of Canal Flats....
by Rossland Telegraph on Sunday Jul 30 2017

You may have missed La Cafamore's "Guys Named Franz" performances earlier this year, or you may have heard them and want to hear them again.  These accomplished musicians will play the music by guys named Franz for a smaller audience, this time at 910 Earl Street, on August 9 at 7:30 p.m. and admission is a donation to the Red Cross BC Fires Appeal.  Donors will be rewarded by...

by CBT on Thursday Jul 27 2017

Taking place August 12 & 13, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., the Columbia Basin Culture Tour allows you to explore artists' studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event.

Travel to studios and archives that aren't normally open, see demonstrations, new exhibitions and collections or meet people behind the scenes. To participate in the tour, simply...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 27 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay says in a media release Friday the wildfire burning south of Harrop does not appear to have grown overnight, remaining at 20 hectares in size.

RDCK said BC Wildfire will be letting the fire burn as the current terrain is dangerous for crews.

"The plan is to extinguish the fire once it moves into a safer location," the release...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 27 2017

This article is by Emma Gilchrist and is from DeSmog Canada.

Malaysia’s Petronas has cancelled plans to build the Pacific NorthWest LNG plant on Lelu Island near Prince Rupert, B.C., in a move seen as a major setback for B.C.'s LNG dreams and as a major win for those concerned about climate change and salmon habitat.

The project would...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 27 2017

Creston RCMP said a body recovered from Crawford Creek Wednesday is believed to be that of missing Crawford Bay teacher Alvin Dunic.

The 57-year-old Nelson resident went missing in May after leaving the Crawford Bay Elementary-Secondary School to look for a spot near Crawford Creek where his students could complete a poetry project.

RCMP dive teams, Swift Water Teams as well as...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 26 2017

For a few frightful hours Wednesday afternoon, residents of Taghum and Beasley were on high alert after a wildfire was spotted near the Beasley Bluffs on Highway 3A, 10 kilometers west of Nelson.

However, a combined effort by local volunteer fire departments in the Regional District of Central Kootenay, Nelson Fire Rescue, YRB (Yellowhead Road & Bridge) and BC Wildfire Service...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Jul 26 2017

Since it all began

Background in brief, for newcomers: Quite a lot has happened since the Friends of the Rossland Range Society (FORRS) and Justin Dexter, the local District Recreation Officer for the  Ministry of Forests, signed a management plan for the Rossland Range Recreation Site (the Rec Site) in 2014. Some ratty but well-loved old cabins, a few of them no...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jul 26 2017

Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson near Beasley Bluffs is closed in both directions due to a significant wildfire, according to KBRFR Captain Grant Tyson.

The fire is roughly .1 hectare.

Motorists are asked to find alternate routes between the two cities.

Six separate fire departments are attending, and Southeast Fire Centre has sent two helicopter bucket crews and...

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