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August 2017
By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Aug 03 2017

The possibility of an evacuation in Nelson this summer due to the threat of wildfire is very real, with the city situated next to arguably one of the greatest fire risks in the province.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 02 2017

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure redesign of the Highway 3A at South Slocan Village is beginning to take shape as crews have completed the temporary road beside the old bridge a few kilometers east from the Highway 3A/6 junction.

The construction replaces the bridge at South Slocan, which was built in the early 1960s and is nearing the end of its lifespan.

By Contributor on Wednesday Aug 02 2017

The record-breaking heat expected in the coming days could cause an increase in energy use as cooling systems work harder to keep up with demand.  
 
FortisBC finds that demand on its system typically peaks between 5 and 7 p.m. on weekdays when people are returning home from activities.  
 
Which is why we’re encouraging customers to find fun ways to stay cool.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 02 2017

To protect the public and to aid in fire suppression, BC Wildfire Service has closed the Harrop Mainline Forest Service Road and the East Harrop Mainline Forest Service Road.

The closure was announced in a Southeast Fire Centre media release Wednesday.

By Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Aug 02 2017

The sale of Teck's  two-thirds share of the Waneta dam to BC Hydro is now subject to "a number of conditions" according to press releases dated August 1, 2017.  Those conditions include review and approval by the BC Utilities Commission, and assuming that it goes forward, the sale is not likely to be completed before early 2018.  When the sale is done, BC Hydro will have complete ownership of t

By CBT on Wednesday Aug 02 2017

If your business or organization could benefit from hiring a student during the school year, Columbia Basin Trust’s School Works program may be able to help you afford it. Applications for the popular first-come, first-served program open August 10, 2017.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 01 2017

The RCMP has been called into investigate theft of equipment that has hindered the fighting the Harrop Creek wildfire the Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Tuesday.

The BC Wildfire Service Southeast Fire Centre said one water pump and 10 100-foot lengths of hose went missing during the night of July 31-Aug. 1, 2017.

By Eileen Delehanty Pearkes on Tuesday Aug 01 2017

This weekend, Graeme Lee Rowlands reached the end of an impressive six-week journey across the Columbia Basin.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 01 2017

Despite continuing to grow — the Harrop Creek wildfire is now estimated by BC Wildfire Service at 650 hectares — the blaze remains approximately 16.5 kilometers from said Nelson Fire Chief Len MacCharles.