by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 3:56pm

Fire crews are busy trying to contain two lightning-caused fires in the Slocan Valley that flared up Friday Jordan Turner Communications Specialist for the Southeast Fire Centre said Sunday.

The two fires — Enterprise Creek and Monument Creek — are highly visible due to the proximity to Highway 6 and are currently posing no threat to structures or communities in the Valley.

Recent News

No injuries after Teck incident last night

No injuries after Teck incident last night

While some residents may have been alarmed by an incident at Teck Cominco last night, spokesperson Catherine Adair says there is no cause for concern, despite sirens and what appeared to be smoke coming from the mill.

"Shortly after 9 p..m., the Lead Smelter experienced an unplanned local power outage," Adair said. "This resulted in the venting of some in-process gases from the KIVCET furnace and Slag Fuming Furnaces, which was visible both on site and to the community.

Beaverdell man dies in Hwy crash

Beaverdell man dies in Hwy crash

The Midway RCMP Detachment and West Kootenay Traffic Services responded to a report of a single motorcycle crash on Highway 33, south of Beaverdell.

When the RCMP arrived at the scene, they found a 56-year-old male deceased on site.

According to Sgt. John Ferguson of the West Kootenay Traffic Services,  Beaverdell man and was driving an uninsured Harley Davidson when he lost control of the motorcycle and went onto the shoulder where he was ejected from the bike.

COMMENT: Troubled Times

Alex Atamanenko, MP BC Southern Interior . . . convinced that Canada is not acting in a responsible manner on the international stage.

The more I reflect upon our troubled times, the more I am convinced that Canada is not acting in a responsible manner on the international stage.  As Robert Murray, Professor and Columnist for the Frontier Centre for Public Policy stated, “The Harper government has come out with its ‘principled foreign policy’.  Exactly what that principled foreign policy looks like, though, is very short on details but very big on strong, sometimes inflammatory rhetoric”

Regional News

LETTER: Dan Albas needs further education

LETTER: Dan Albas needs further education

In a Saturday morning interview on CBC Radio’s The House, Dan Albas, the Conservative MP for South Okanagan-Similkameen continued his government’s attacks on the Canadian judiciary. I feel his remarks betray a scary lack of understanding of the role of the courts in our country.

COMMENT: Fencing agreement with Nature's Trust

COMMENT: Fencing agreement with Nature's Trust

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On July 2nd there was a field trip on Nature Trust property. The major objective of the field trip was to encourage Nature Trust to take ownership of their 475 acres and start the process of mitigating the significant damage caused by the cow which is contrary to the 99 year lease agreement signed with the Fish & Wildlife Branch in 1974 a year after the purchase.

COMMENT: Wildfire Safety, Building Accessibility and Celebrating Summer

COMMENT: Wildfire Safety, Building Accessibility and Celebrating Summer

Summer in the Okanagan. Who wouldn't want to be here and enjoy all of what nature has to offer? Lakes, trails, every kind of fruit and vegetable and wine to top it off.  However the heat of summer also brings wildfires. Many of you live in interface areas, beautiful homes backing onto forests and hills, surrounded by nature’s fuel for fires.

Provincial & National

UPDATE: No foul play in death at Pemberton Music Festival

More than 20,000 festival goers flocked to Pemberton for the music festival. — Photo courtesy IHIT

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team spokeperson Jennifer Pound said in a release that it has been determined there was no foul play in the death of 21-year-old Nick Phongsavath of Regina at the Pemberton Music Festival.

California-grown fresh fruit on "class one" recall list

California-grown fresh fruit on "class one" recall list

The brand "Sweet 2 Eat" fresh, whole fruit is being recalled in Canada due to a concern of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The fruit varieties include peaches, plums, nectarins and pluats and are being pulled off of supermarket shelves. 

Consumers should look for the brands Wawona, Sweet 2 Eat or Harvest Sweet. Each individual piece of fruit will have a Sweet 2 Eat sticker on it. 

Any recalled items that have already been purchased should be thrown out or returned to the store.