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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 30 2017

The Kootenay Boundary Regional RCMP in Nelson are seeking the public assistance in locating missing person, Lemar Halimi.

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said in a media release, Lemar Halimi of Richmond, BC was last seen in the Nelson area on May 15, 2017.

Moskaluk said the 22-year-old Halimi had been in the Nelson area for a few days and has not been heard from since Monday, May 15th.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 29 2017

Michelle Mungall said on Facebook the Nelson-Creston MLA is "very excited to be part of history with an NDP-Green agreement for a BC Government."

Mungall fired off the post after BC NDP leader John Horgan and Andrew Weaver of the Green Party reached an historic agreement making a New Democrat government one step closer.

The agreement gives the NDP the support of 44 MLAs — 41...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 29 2017

Time is running out laundry employees at Kootenay Lake Hospital after Interior Health announced the new private company handling work will begin operation for the Nelson facility as of September 14.

Alan Davies, support services director for Interior Health, recently made the announcement.

“Given the magnitude of the change, we plan to stagger the closure of our five main plants...

by John Boivin on Sunday May 28 2017

There’ll be no logging on the east side of Perry Ridge in the Slocan Valley until the mid-2020s, people opposed to forest operations in the area have been told.

“At this time, [BC Timber Sales] does not have further plans on Perry Ridge for 5-7 years other than the active TSL being harvested currently,” writes Tara DeCourcy, Woodlands Manager of the...

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday May 28 2017

The Grand Forks, Boundary, Christina Lake are has been placed under a flood watch due to the warm temperatures that is causing a quick melt of the snowpack.

The result forced the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) to activate its Emergency Operations Centre in Grand Forks in response to rising river and creek levels in the Boundary.

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by City of Castlegar on Saturday May 27 2017

Emergency officials and local government staff have responded to localized flooding on Bloomer Creek, near Meadowlark Lane, in the Oglow subdivision of the City of Castlegar. 

On the evening of May 26, a minor slide upstream on Bloomer Creek caused a temporary blockage on the downstream storm system which required City action to clean the system.

The City cautions that creeks and...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday May 25 2017

A structure fire in Rossland yesterday is being hailed as “extremely lucky” despite having caused an estimated $50,000 worth of damage, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Captain Glen Gallamore.

The call came in at 4:30 p.m. and crews arrived on scene at 4:35 p.m. at 2049 Happy Valley Road in Rossland. Thirteen Rossland firefighters and five Trail firefighters responded...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 25 2017

Water samples collected from the City of Nelson water system indicate that it is no longer necessary to boil water prior to consumption a media release on the website said.

However, the Water Quality Advisory originally issued on May 6, 2017 due to elevated turbidity is still in effect. 

"Recent hot temperatures and resulting rapid snowmelt from a historically deep snowpack...

by City of Trail on Wednesday May 24 2017

In a Closed Meeting held on May 23, Trail City Council discussed the legal implications associated with the recently announced sale of the Waneta Dam by Teck Resources Limited to Fortis Inc.  Council also took the opportunity to review the City’s involvement when Teck sold one-third of its interest in the Dam to BC Hydro in 2009/10 and if the same issues are relevant today.

In response...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday May 24 2017

A shed fire downtown drew a massive response from the Castlegar Fire Department Tuesday night, as it was reported during department training exercises.

“The call came in at 8:50 p.m. to respond to a structure fire in the 700 Block of 10 Avenue,” said Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio. “Because we were training, we had trucks out and about already, so we were there right away.”

Engine One...

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