In a media release Friday, Avalanche Canada is extending the Special Public Avalanche issued earlier this week and revising the regions involved.
Avalanche Canada said the warning will continue through the weekend but only for the Purcells and Kananaskis Country.
Dr. Phillip Malpass of Nelson was recognized at the BC Cancer Summit Awards Dinner held last month at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver.
Malpass, an internist / geriatrician and part of the Community Oncology Network at Kootenay Lake Hospital, received the Patient Care Champion Award as nominated by patients.
Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada and Alberta’s Kananaskis Country, is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational users of backcountry and front-country avalanche terrain, in effect immediately.
The warning is widespread and applies to the following forecast regions:
Highway 3A/6 approximately 10 kilometers west of Nelson was reduced to single-lane traffic early Saturday morning after a pickup truck left the road near Taghum Shell Convenience Store.
The truck with at least one occupant skidded off the highway before 6 a.m., ending up in the ditch at the base of the rock bluff.
Environment Canada continued its Snowfall Warning for Boundary, West Kootenay for Friday.
Environment Canada said a strong Pacific frontal system continues to hammer the interior highway passes with heavy snow.
Students, parents, children, instructors, politicians, staff and the public joined together Wednesday afternoon to welcome a new campus-based child care centre at Selkirk College in Nelson.
The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) is excited to announce that artist and building owner applications for the Nelson International Mural Festival are now being accepted.
NDAC said in a media release the organization is thrilled to be presenting the third annual mural festival in collaboration with the City of Nelson.
When the Montreal Canadiens Alumni Team visits Nelson in late-January to take on the Kootenay Patricks for the Make A Change Canada charity game, a career pick-up hockey player will have the best seat in the house.