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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 13 2017

One man remains in custody after Nelson Police arrested a pair of men in the 700 Block of Vernon Street Tuesday.

NPD Sergeant Nate Holt said the arrest resulted after dispatch received a report of a male action suspicious while attempting to exchange foreign currency at a local currency exchange outlet.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 13 2017

A 23-year-old hiker from Quebec has died in a climbing accident Tuesday in the Valhalla Provincial Park near Winlaw.

Slocan RCMP said Tuesday at approximately 2:51 p.m. the detachment responded to a report of a female hiker who had fallen approximately 100 feet down a cliff on Gimli Peak.

by Shara JJ Cooper on Monday Jul 10 2017

After seven years of searching and chasing leads, the family of Owen Kiernan Rooney has finally gotten some closure.

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 09 2017

Residents in communities across Interior Health affected by fires burning and resulting smoky skies should be aware that smoke conditions and local air quality can change due to the unpredictable nature of fires.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 09 2017

After Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and Minister responsible for Emergency Management BC, announced a provincial state of emergency Friday, the Regional District of Central Kootenay has sent out its own release asking the public to be ready in case wildfires strike the region.

by Chris Mazurkewich on Sunday Jul 09 2017

Interior Health teams across IH West are working closely with emergency officials from several agencies to respond to the wildfire activity around the communities we serve.

Together, we are carefully considering the best options for our patients and staff who are located where significant wildfire activity is ongoing.  

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jul 08 2017

Environment Canada has ended the Special Weather Statement for the Boundary/West Kootenay as temperatures begin to cool into Sunday evening and Monday.

The Environment Canada Monday forecast calls for a mix of sun and cloud, becoming cloudy near noon with 60 percent chance of showers in the afternoon as well as a risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.

by Southeast Fire Centre on Friday Jul 07 2017

 Effective at noon Pacific time on Friday, July 7, 2017, campfires are prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

This campfire ban will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified.