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by Dr. Brenda Gill on Wednesday Jul 26 2017

I’ve been treating more seasonal allergies this year, since we’ve had stretches of cold weather, then a stretch of really hot weather, which causes the plants to release their pollens more intensely. Also, with the increase in fires, there’s been increased smoke in the air, which can act as another irritant. "Hay-fever" is an allergic condition triggered by inhalant particles, usually pollens...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 26 2017

Kootenay Savings supports consultation with the current B.C. government to restore the small business tax credit for credit unions – together with B.C. credit unions, Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade. Kootenay Savings supports continued competitive financial services and local economic investment for British Columbia through fair taxation of credit unions.

A planned phase-out of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

Quick action by the Blewett Fire Department may have headed off a potential wildfire Tuesday evening in the 4000 Block of Blewett Road west of Nelson.

The local volunteer fire department quickly arrived on scene after receiving a call of a grass fire. The fire originated when a resident was cleaning out a burn barrel and nearby grass caught on fire.

Blewett Fire Department...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

Integrated Road Safety Unit and West Kootenay Traffic of the RCMP had a busy day Tuesday, issuing more than 50 tickets as police increased enforcement in and around the Nelson area.

Sergeant Chad Badry of the West Kootenay Traffic and Integrated Road Safety Unit said in a media release the high number of tickets were written in relation to vehicles stopped for the driver's using cell...

by Trail Champion on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue saved a boater today after engine problems led to an accident.

Captain Grant Tyson said they got the call at 4:59 p.m. and arrived on scene at 5:07 p.m.

“A recreational fisherman was out for an evening fish when he experienced motor trouble,” Tyson explained. “The occupant tried to row his way to shore, but the current was too strong. The...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

There are 32 wildfires burning in the Southeast Fire Centre district as of 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, according to Fire Information Officer John Boivin.

He said there were seven new fires yesterday (five of which were lightning-caused) and two new blazes today. Of the 32 fires, 20 are either under control or being held.

Four notable fires in the region include:  one in Lardo Valley...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

If you know how to swing a golf club, plan for a fun time at  Redstone on Saturday, August 12.  It's a nine-hole golf tournament to raise funds for the next phase of Rossland's Museum renovation.  Teams of four will vie for various prizes, starting at 3:00 p.m.  If you don't arrive as part of a team, you may be assigned to one. 

Prizes include overnight hotel stays at The Josie Hotel,...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

An acquaintance recently said to me, "I guess you're smiling because the NDP are forming the government now."  Actually, I was smiling about something completely non-political.  Besides, I tend to be a bit agnostic about party politics; are political parties really necessary?  She went on to say that in her recollection, "when the NDP were in power before, all they did was spend, spend, spend...

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...

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