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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday May 31 2017

The West Kootenay dodged another bullet in regard to the Severe thunderstorm watch Wednesday, but rain is on the way with Environment Canada forecasting upwards of 10 mm of precipitation overnight and into Thursday.

Showers are expected to begin near noon Thursday with another risk of thunderstorm in the afternoon.

There's a risk of a thunderstorm into Thursday night.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 30 2017

The rising flows of the Slocan River has forced the Regional District of Central Kootenay to issue an Evacuation Alert Tuesday for residents and visitors of Slocan Valley West Road.

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch for the Slocan River, with a once in 50-year level expected on Friday.

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday May 30 2017

It's official:  The Green Party of BC and the BC NDP have reached an agreement on managing a minority government for the next four years.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 30 2017

The Kootenay Boundary Regional RCMP in Nelson are seeking the public assistance in locating missing person, Lemar Halimi.

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said in a media release, Lemar Halimi of Richmond, BC was last seen in the Nelson area on May 15, 2017.

Moskaluk said the 22-year-old Halimi had been in the Nelson area for a few days and has not been heard from since Monday, May 15th.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 29 2017

Michelle Mungall said on Facebook the Nelson-Creston MLA is "very excited to be part of history with an NDP-Green agreement for a BC Government."

Mungall fired off the post after BC NDP leader John Horgan and Andrew Weaver of the Green Party reached an historic agreement making a New Democrat government one step closer.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 29 2017

Time is running out laundry employees at Kootenay Lake Hospital after Interior Health announced the new private company handling work will begin operation for the Nelson facility as of September 14.

Alan Davies, support services director for Interior Health, recently made the announcement.

by John Boivin on Sunday May 28 2017

There’ll be no logging on the east side of Perry Ridge in the Slocan Valley until the mid-2020s, people opposed to forest operations in the area have been told.

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday May 25 2017

A structure fire in Rossland yesterday is being hailed as “extremely lucky” despite having caused an estimated $50,000 worth of damage, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Captain Glen Gallamore.

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