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By Letters to the editor on Wednesday Jul 21 2021

Dear friends,

We join in your excitement as we start to feel that our lives are normal again. It has been so wonderful to hug friends, see family, host a party and watch sports in person.

By RDKB on Tuesday Jul 20 2021

According to the BC Wildfire Service:

By Interior Health Authority on Tuesday Jul 20 2021

People who attend Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) on Wednesday July 21 should be aware of some changes to access hospital services, as work continues to enhance care at the Trail hospital.

On July 21, an air handling unit will be installed on the roof of the new ambulatory care unit at KBRH, above the emergency department.

The work is scheduled to take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will result in several temporary changes.

By Contributor on Monday Jul 19 2021

The first Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program (KLAIP) for younger anglers is happening very soon, so kids are encouraged to get their trout heads in the game.

Kids must submit their rainbow or bull trout heads to one of four local depots by the end of July to participate in the August 1, 2021 draw. 

The youth KLAIP is running for the summer. By fishing for rainbow and bull trout in the main body of Kootenay Lake, kids 15 and under are actively contributing to local conservation efforts to protect the iconic kokanee. 

By Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Jul 18 2021

The BC Wildfire Service has implemented two Area Restriction Orders for the vicinity of the Dewar Creek wildfire northwest of Kimberley and Gladstone Creek wildfire north of Christina Lake.

The BC Wildfire Service said these area restrictions reflect the continued need to protect the public in areas where ongoing fire suppression activities are taking place.

Each order are currently in effect, and will remain in effect until 12 noon (PDT) on September 15, 2021, or until rescinded.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Sunday Jul 18 2021

With more hot and dry weather on the way this week the 27 “extreme danger” fires burning in the Southeast Fire Centre region could be on the rise, doubling as they did last week during similar conditions.

In all, there are 46 wildfires of note burning in the region, including 16 that are considered high danger, leaving only two fires at moderate danger. One fire burning near Rock Creek is very low danger.

By RDKB on Saturday Jul 17 2021

Christina Lake Fire Rescue is helping Christina Lake residents protect their homes and prepare for wildfire through an innovative sprinkler program.  

For a $200 investment, homeowners can have fire personnel install and test the WASP sprinkler, a gutter-mounted sprinkler system designed to fit any house.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jul 17 2021

The Southeast Fire Centre (SEFC) said the region is experiencing unprecedented hot and dry conditions, and combined with below-average spring precipitation, has produced a record number of fire starts in 2021.

Southeast Fire Centre said the reduced precipitation and above seasonal temperatures accelerated the drying of forest fuels at a rate not previously observed, making them highly susceptible to ignition.

The Southeast Fire Centre said the region along with the rest of British Columbia continues to experience unusual weather patterns for this time of year.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 14 2021

The Nelson Road Kings executive has decided to go ahead with planning to host a 2021 edition of the Queen City Show’n Shine car show.

“Just to let you know, we plan to have a car show on September 10th & 11th,” Nelson Road Kings president Marcello Piro told The Nelson Daily.

Following an executive meeting this week, organizers decided to start the planning process for 2021 show, that tradionally hosts hundreds of entrants from across Western Canada and parts of the United States the second weekend of September.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 14 2021

Crews have been busy during the spring working on the Kootenay Lake Ferry Service Improvement project that will see upgrades to the Balfour and Kootenay Lake Terminals as well as the replacement of the M.V. Balfour with a new 55-car vessel in 2023.

In its July 2021 update, the Kootenay Lake Ferry Service Improvements Project Team released new information about the vessel assembly yard in Nelson and terminal improvements.