It didn't take long for the Southeast Fire Centre to issue its first ban of the summer season.
Effective at noon Pacific Time on Monday, July 3, 2017, Category 2 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety the BC Wildfire Service said Friday in a media release.
ICBC and police are urging drivers to plan ahead for a safe ride home if any of your activities this summer involve alcohol, especially with Canada celebrating its 150th birthday this weekend.
BC Wildfire Service personnel have been responding to lightning-caused fires throughout the Arrow Fire Zone.
Although some fires are highly visible from surrounding communities, none of these fires is immediately threatening communities or structures.
Kelowna RCMP said the suspect who sparked a multi detachment man hunt Tuesday afternoon, and prompted a warning to the public to avoid picking up hitch hikers is now in police custody and faces potential charges.
It seemed like only yesterday residents of the BC Southern Interior were on flood watch.
However, following the first major lightning storm of 2017 Summer, BC Wildfire Service crews were back on the job after there were numerous lightning-caused fires throughout the Arrow Fire Zone and the Kootenay Lake Fire Zone.
The recent dry spell hovering over the province has prompted the BC Wildfire Service to remind the public that a Category 3 fire prohibition is in place throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction.
“Repulsive” is the reaction from Regional District of Central Kootenay Parks Operation Supervisor Cary Gaynor, to the reports of vandals earlier this month who painted a set of swastikas along a public access road to Morning Mountain Recreation Site located west of Nelson.
Basketball in Nelson has been a popular as candy over the years in the Heritage City.
Young basketball enthusiasts can improve those skills at the 2017 Bomber Basketball Camp set for July 10-13 at the L.V. Rogers gymnasium.
The summer camp runs beginning Monday, July 10 at the LVR Hangar from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Nelson Police Department is asking for public assistance in locating a Nelson man missing since early June.
Darwen Greyeyes, 55, was last seen at 9:30 p.m. on (Sunday) June 4, 2017.
Aviation buffs will want to put Revelstoke on the summer holiday agenda as the city and plans to roll out the red carpet to host the Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds this July 25-26th.
The event, in partnership with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, is in celebration of Canada 150.
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