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By The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 24 2021

BC Wildfire Service crews in the Southeast Fire Centre were busy Wednesday responding to a wildfire north of Balfour.

BC Wildfire Service said on Twitter that the Knob fire is burning four kilometers north of Balfour.

“The fire is about 0.5 (hectare) and is lightning caused,” BC Wildfire Service said.

BC Wildfire Service said personnel and aircraft are responding and the fire was visible from Nelson, Highway 31 and communities in and around Balfour.

“No structures (are) threatened at this time,” BC Wildfire Service said.

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Jun 22 2021

A massive fire in Waneta Industrial park yesterday completely levelled a recycling facility and kept 39 firefighters busy throughout the night.

"Crews from Stn 371 - Rossalnd, Stn 372 - Warfield, Stn 374 - Trail, Stn 375 - Montrose and Stn 376 - Fruitvale responded to a five-alarm fire at GFL Trail Material Recovery Facility," said KBRFR Chief Dan Derby in  press release. "Firefighters worked very hard in hot, challenging circumstances to contain the fire. Crews worked through the night to extinguish hot spots with heavy equipment."

By Interior Health Authority on Tuesday Jun 22 2021

With temperatures across our region soaring this week — Environment Canada is forecasting temperatures in the high 30s into the weekend — Interior Health reminds everyone that too much heat can be harmful to your health.

"Excessive heat exposure can lead to weakness, disorientation and exhaustion," the Interior Health media release said.

"In severe cases, it can also lead to heat stroke, also known as sunstroke. Heat stroke can be a life-threatening medical emergency."

Who is most at risk?

By Contributor on Monday Jun 21 2021

What’s in a Name?

Original places names of the Sinixt təmxwúlaʔxw (homeland) in the headwaters of the Columbia River region of BC have been mapped in sn-səlxcín, the Interior Salish Dialect of the Sinixt. Autonomous Sinixt are launching the map for Canada’s Indigenous Day on June 21, joining many other contemporary Indigenous Peoples worldwide who are working to re-instate traditional place names.

By The Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jun 21 2021

Traction on Demand in Nelson is partnering with Kootenay Mountain Biking and Cycling BC iRide to offer a summer camp like no other — Bikes’n Bytes.

The camp, which runs from August 16-20, 2021, is the best of both worlds for youth between the age of 9-12 in Nelson and area.

“By 2030, the demand for advanced IT and programming skills is expected to grow by 90%,” a spokesperson for the camp said.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 17 2021

Nelson Police said four students were arrested and released following graduation prank gone wrong Sunday night at L.V. Rogers High School in Nelson.

In a media release Thursday, Nelson Police said few students broke into LVR school afterhours before opening the building for numerous others to join them inside the school.

“What seems to have been intended as a graduation prank soon got out of hand,” Nelson Police said.

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Jun 17 2021

The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit (MCU) is looking to advance the criminal investigation into the homicide death of a 26-year-old Creston man, whose body was located inside a residence near Creston in 2015.

Click here to view the original news release published on June 3, 2015

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Jun 16 2021

The Selkirk College Class of 2021 is taking a collective step forward into a world of opportunity after months of exhibiting resilience that required fortitude on an unmatched level.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Jun 15 2021

Environment Canada issued a Severe Thunderstorm warning Tuesday for southern interior of BC, including Boundary, East and West Kootenay, Kootenay Lake and Arrow Lakes/Slocan Lake regions.

Environment Canada said showers will end this morning followed by a 60 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms.

Environment Canada said there is a risk of a thunderstorm early Tuesday morning and into the afternoon. 

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Jun 11 2021

Eugene Volokhov of Balfour is one happy fisherman.

The Balfour resident recently was announced by the West Arm Outdoors Club and B.C. Wildlife Federation as the winner of the grand prize draw of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program. 

Volokhov is the grand prize winner of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program final draw, winning a sleek 18’ Kingfisher boat equipped with a 115hp Yamaha engine, valued at over $50,000, from Jones Boys Boats & Marina.

“Winning the grand prize was a big surprise," Volokhov exclaimed.