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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 01 2018

The BC Community Bat Program in a media release is asking the public if they are more bats around your house or property?

If so, they are not alone as the mid-summer is the time when landowners typically notice more bat activity, may have bats flying into their house, and occasionally find a bat on the ground or roosting in unusual locations.

by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Jul 31 2018

Temperatures in the Boundary are expected to continue into Wednesday before cooling a few degrees Environment Canada said.

The 36 C heat has forced Environment Canada to continue a Heat Warning for the Boundary Region, at least into Wednesday.

by Timothy Schafer on Monday Jul 30 2018

A plea by one city councilor to heed “public concern” regarding allowing cannabis grow operations to set up in the city was ignored as the council moved ahead on third reading for a bylaw to regulate cannabis in Grand Forks.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 30 2018

In a media release Monday, the Southeast Fire Centre said in the interest of public safety, the BC Wildfire Service is temporarily closing a portion of the Beaverfoot Forest Service Road near the Whitetail Creek wildfire.

The wildfire is burning just outside Kootenay National Park and about 40 kilometres north of Radium Hot Springs.

by Contributor on Monday Jul 30 2018

On August 18 and 19, the MS Bike – West Kootenay Challenge returns to Lakeside Park to raise funds and hope to find a cure for multiple sclerosis.

Approximately 100 cyclists will take part in this two-day weekend ride that will have them travel between 137 km and 161 km, heading to Crescent Valley on the first day of the tour, and Procter on the second day.

by Trail Champion on Monday Jul 30 2018

Twenty-one local fire fighters as well as BC Wildfire Service responded to an interface fire at the end of Spance Road, off Casino Road, Sunday afternoon, according to Regional Fire Chief Dan Derby.

Derby said the call came in at 3: 59 p.m. and crews were on scene at 4:17 p.m. the situation was contained by 9:25 p.m.

by CBT on Sunday Jul 29 2018

Thirty-two buildings in 14 communities with over 600 affordable housing units will be more energy efficient with the help of $1.6 million from Columbia Basin Trust a media release said.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 29 2018

Ongoing lightning has sparked several fires in the Southeast Fire Centre a media release Saturday said.

The good news is these fires, once which is burning approximately 14 kilometers south of Rossland, are not currently affecting any communities or structures and are being addressed in priority sequence.

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