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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 17 2017

Transient campers, impaired drivers as well as an increase in people consuming alcohol and drugs in the downtown core kept police busy during the past week said a Nelson Police Department media release Thursday.

“Nelson Police Department has noted an increase in calls for service regarding transient camping within the city and debris being left behind by individuals sleeping outdoors,”...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Aug 16 2017

Jeevan Sihota of Victoria holds a commanding five shot lead over the field after Day one of the 2017 BC Juvenile Golf Championships at Granite Pointe at Nelson.

Sihota carded eight birdies and one bogey to finish the opening round with a score of 7-under-par 65.

Second is Matt Hopley of Kelowna at 70.

Nic Jenner of Castlegar is locked in a two-way tied for third with Fin...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 16 2017

BC Wildfire crews maybe seeing a bit of light at the end of this long fire season tunnel as firefighters appear to be making headway said the Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operation Centre in a media release Wednesday.

“The weather has been extremely helpful in suppressing growth of wildfire . . ..” the RDCK EOC said in the release, speaking about the Morley Creek...

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Aug 16 2017

Richard Cannings, MP (South Okanagan-West Kootenay) is happy to announce that he will “Ride the Riding” for the second year in a row. Last year he decided to complete a bicycle trip through the riding, which gave him a unique chance to meet the people, businesses and industries that make up the riding.

The tour will use a combination of rail trails and highways, starting in Glenfir on...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Aug 16 2017

Wildfires are sweeping B.C. Close to 900 have burned through 600,000 hectares so far this year, blanketing western North America with smoke. Fighting them has cost more than $230 million — and the season is far from over.

It’s not just B.C. Thousands of people from B.C. to California have fled homes as fires rage. Greenland is experiencing the largest blaze ever recorded, one that Prof...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Aug 15 2017
Marijuana is still illegal in Canada and the corporation of the City of Nelson should not be drafting legislation regarding the regulation of operation of medical marijuana dispensaries, say two members of city council.

Both...

by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Aug 15 2017

In a press release today, the City of Castlegar announced big news for people travelling via the West Kootenay Regional Airport (WKRA).

Mayor Lawrence Chernoff, city council and representatives from the Regional District of Central Kootenay, area municipal councils and local business representatives met yesterday to receive a report that outlines possible improvements to the regional...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 15 2017

The BC SPCA is applauding the provincial government’s move to end British Columbia’s grizzly bear trophy hunt. Announced Monday by Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson and in a B.C. government release, the ban will take effect on Nov. 30 throughout British Columbia, after this year’s season.

“The decision...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Aug 15 2017

We’ve all seen the bomber planes and the bucketing helicopters overhead, and most of us have seen photographs in social media of ground crews working during what continues to be a State of Emergency due to wildfires in B.C.

What some people may not realize, however, is how many unsung heroes are going above and beyond the call to protect residents and support BC Wildfire Service crews...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 15 2017

Smoke from wildfires has forced the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior and Northern Health Authorities to issue a Smoky Skies Bulletin for most of the Central and Southern Interior of the province..

The Smoky Skies Bulletin includes: 100 Mile, Arrow Lakes - Slocan Lake, Boundary, Cariboo North, Cariboo South, Chilcotin, , East...

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