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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 21 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is reducing the Evacuation Order in the McCormick Creek wildfire area to an Evacuation Alert, commencing Tuesday (August 22) at 6 p.m.

The decision comes after close consultation between the RDCK and BC Wildfire Service.

“Residents will be allowed to return to their homes at 6 p.m. (Tuesday),” the RDCK Emergency Operations Centre said in...

by John Boivin on Sunday Aug 20 2017

A Kootenay outfitter says he doesn’t think the provincial government’s ban on grizzly bear trophy hunting will have much affect on local outfitting businesses.

The owner of Kimberley-based Sawtooth Outfitters says he won’t have any problem abiding by the government’s new requirement that the bears can only be hunted for food purposes.

“I was concerned about it until I read that...

by Castlegar Source on Friday Aug 18 2017

A motorcyclist is lucky to be alive today after hitting a moose on Hwy 3 just east of Castlegar, according to Ootischenia Deputy Fire chief Len Coates.

Coates said the call came in at 12:29 p.m., and crews arrived on scene to find BCAS and RCMP already at work.

“The motorcyclist hit a moose and went over a 60-foot embankment on his motorcycle,” Coates said. “The other...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 18 2017

You’re invited to Toadfest on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017between 4 and 7 p.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 30, between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp.

This free, fun, family event, coordinated by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP), primarily raises awareness about the Western Toad, including its life cycle, habitat, and the challenges it faces.

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by Contributor on Friday Aug 18 2017

Saturday and Sunday, cyclists from the Kootenays and all over British Columbia will come together for MS Bike to demonstrate their power in helping to change the lives of Canadians living with multiple sclerosis (MS). MS Bike is the largest fundraising cycling series in North America with the second of four BC tours happening this weekend in New Denver at the MS Bike West Kootenay Challenge....

by Chris Mazurkewich on Friday Aug 18 2017

IH CEO Chris Mazurkewich would like to say a few words about the amazing job of fire crews during this season on record with more than 8,450 hectares burned.

This summer, Interior Health is on the frontlines of an emergency that continues to prove how far people will go to help one another in times of crisis.

As unprecedented numbers of our patients and residents were...

by John Boivin on Friday Aug 18 2017

The new Glade ferry has hit some stormy waters even before it’s put together.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay’s board of directors says it will allow the new ferry to be assembled in a park in the tiny Kootenay River community —  after certain conditions are met.

But meeting those conditions may mean months of delay in the ferry’s final construction.

The ferry,...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Aug 17 2017

An offer is on the table to sell one of the region's largest private companies and employers later in the fall as Pacific Insight's board of directors and officers have agreed to sell to a multi-national corporation.

On Aug. 1 Pacific Insight Electronics Corp. entered into a definitive agreement with Methode Electronics Inc. to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the Nelson company...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 17 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centre said in a media release that BC Wildfire Service reports that the McCormick Creek wildfire has grown to 410 hectares in size and is at a 50 percent containment level. 

"Currently, there is a crew of 54 firefighters, four helicopters and 13 pieces of heavy equipment on site," the release said.

"The contingency...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Aug 17 2017

Jeevan Sihota of Victoria and Claire Lovan of Surrey lead the BC Juvenile Boy’s and Girl’s Golf Championships, respectively, following two rounds of play at Granite Pointe at Nelson.

Sihota maintained his dominance over the field following Thursday’s second round, firing a two-under-par 70 to lead the Boy’s Championship by seven shots over Matt Hopley of Kelowna.

Sihota finished...

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