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by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 15 2017

Granite Pointe at Nelson will be filled with many young golfers as a field of 80 takes to the Rosemont track Tuesday for a practice round in preparation for the 2017 BC Juvenile Golf Championships.

The 54-hole tournament begins Wednesday.

One of the players on the course is Brendon Makeiv of the Balfour Course.

In only his second year of playing competitive golf, the 14-...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 14 2017

Cooler, wetter weather has helped BC Wildfire Service crews get a bit of a handle on some of the local fires in the West Kootenay.

Approximately 15 kilometres north of Nelson, 10-15 mm of precipitation allowed firefighters to gain a bit of a reprieve with the Kokanee Creek wildfire.

“The weather has been extremely helpful in suppressing the fire with the recent rain,” the...

by Timothy Schafer on Monday Aug 14 2017

Some of the region’s most popular parks received a geographical boost and a legislative nod from the regional district.

Taghum Beach Regional Park was officially more than doubled in size, while Sunshine Bay Regional Park in the Procter-Harrop community received a vital piece of infrastructure.

The park boundaries for 5.4-hectare Taghum Beach Regional Park and Sunshine Bay...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 13 2017

The BC Wildfire Service is reporting a bit of good news with regards to the Kokanee Creek fire as the blaze did not register any “significant growth overnight.”

The wildfire that was sparked by lightning Saturday afternoon quickly increased to an estimated 70 hectares.

However, BC Wildfire Service said the fire remains zero percent contained as 21 firefighters with...

by Castlegar Source on Sunday Aug 13 2017

Three people have been sent to hospital with serious injuries after a car accident Saturday, according to Castlegar Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

The accident involved one vehicle with three people inside. The vehicle rolled over near Rialto Creek forest service road, about nine kms off Broadwater Road in Robson, late Saturday afternoon.

Robson and Castlegar Fire Departments attended...

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Aug 13 2017

There’s only a few more sleeps before car buffs open presents for the fifth annual Grand Forks Park in the Park Show in the Boundary City, August 18-20.

“Grand Forks Park in the Park is very happy to be going in to its fifth year of hosting a car show in the picturesque Grand Forks, BC City Park,” said organizers.

“ . . . with three days of show related events as well as lots of...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 13 2017

Southern Interior RCMP are warning the public of telephone solicitations in the name of Cops for Kids that could be circulating throughout the Southeast District and other parts of the province.

The RCMP report separate calls are being...

by Castlegar Source on Saturday Aug 12 2017

McCormick Creek Wildfire
20 kilometres SW of Salmo in the Pend d'Oreille area
Size: Approximately 350 hectares.

Crews are focusing efforts on establishing guard. Depending on weather conditions, more smoke may be visible from this fire as a result of burn-off operations which are necessary for containment efforts.

RDCK Structural Protection Unit (...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Aug 12 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centre has placed 135 properties between Sitkum Creek and the Crescent Bay area on the North Shore on Evacuation Alert following the report of two wildfires north of Nelson Saturday afternoon.

"Due to weather conditions and the fire’s close proximity to some homes the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK)...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Aug 12 2017

The McCormick Creek wildfire burning 20 kilometers south of Salmo in the Pend O’reille region has forced the Shambhala organizers to close down the 20th annual electronic music festival one day early — a decision that could cost upwards of $500,000..

The decision was made following extensive consultation Saturday between the Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency...

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