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by Sara Golling on Wednesday Aug 09 2017

During  Rossland's  Miners Hall renovation, I was disappointed to see that the new roof is a dark chocolate brown instead of a  more reflective, pale colour that would help to cool not only the building, but also our city.  

The more of a building's  sky-facing surfaces that can reflect the sun's energy, rather than absorbing it as heat, the lower the costs for cooling it by air...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 08 2017

The BC Wildfire Service in a media release Tuesday is reminding the public that they must stay clear of firefighting aircraft that are collecting water from lakes in the Southeast Fire Centre region, including Moyie Lake, Lake Koocanusa and Premier Lake.

The release comes after four lightning fires started in the Moyie Lake area.

"When firefighting aircraft such as airtankers or...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Aug 08 2017

The  more pictures in books for very young children the better, right?  Wrong -- if  a child is trying to learn to read.  Having fewer illustrations to see at one time in a pre-school child's storybook makes it easier for the child to learn to read, according to a study done at the University of Sussex and published in Infant and Child Development, 2017.

Researchers read...

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 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 BC Southwest Fire Centre Information Officer:

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, the operation of any off-road vehicle for recreational purposes on Crown land will be prohibited throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre. In addition, all on-highway vehicles must remain on defined road surfaces....

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 Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 03 2017

Nelson-Creston MLA and Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Minister Michelle Mungall announced Wednesday the provincial government has asked the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) to begin reviewing the Site C project.

“Our government is delivering on our commitment to British Columbians by ordering an...

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