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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 31 2017

The Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Monday that current weather conditions in the region are having an impact on wildfires with wind activity causing the size of several fires to grow on Sunday, July 30, 2017.

Island Pond wildfire

  • The 150-hectare Island Pond fire that started on July 30 is about 17 kilometres southeast of Canal Flats....
by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 31 2017

Residents and visitors within the area between Rusty Creek and Cascade Creek along Highway 31 (see map) 30 kilometers northwest of Lardeau in the north end of Kootenay Lake are being placed on an Evacuation Alert said the Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operation Centre in a media release Sunday evening.

The RDCK EOC said the active Rapid Creek Fire, listed at 34...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 30 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centre said in a media release Monday the Harrop Creek wildfire continues to burn, but still poses no threat to any communities or infrastructure.

The RDCK said BC Wildfire Service personnel would monitor the fire while attempting to develop control strategies for the now 200-hectare blaze.

“The fire, which has been...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 28 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centre reports local departments in the Bonnington area were called Friday morning to deal with a house fire.

The fire was contained to the house at 3763 Thompson Road in Bonnington.

However, the house was lost in the fire....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 27 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay says in a media release Friday the wildfire burning south of Harrop does not appear to have grown overnight, remaining at 20 hectares in size.

RDCK said BC Wildfire will be letting the fire burn as the current terrain is dangerous for crews.

"The plan is to extinguish the fire once it moves into a safer location," the release...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 27 2017

Creston RCMP said a body recovered from Crawford Creek Wednesday is believed to be that of missing Crawford Bay teacher Alvin Dunic.

The 57-year-old Nelson resident went missing in May after leaving the Crawford Bay Elementary-Secondary School to look for a spot near Crawford Creek where his students could complete a poetry project.

RCMP dive teams, Swift Water Teams as well as...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 26 2017

For a few frightful hours Wednesday afternoon, residents of Taghum and Beasley were on high alert after a wildfire was spotted near the Beasley Bluffs on Highway 3A, 10 kilometers west of Nelson.

However, a combined effort by local volunteer fire departments in the Regional District of Central Kootenay, Nelson Fire Rescue, YRB (Yellowhead Road & Bridge) and BC Wildfire Service...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Jul 26 2017

Since it all began

Background in brief, for newcomers: Quite a lot has happened since the Friends of the Rossland Range Society (FORRS) and Justin Dexter, the local District Recreation Officer for the  Ministry of Forests, signed a management plan for the Rossland Range Recreation Site (the Rec Site) in 2014. Some ratty but well-loved old cabins, a few of them no...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jul 26 2017

Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson near Beasley Bluffs is closed in both directions due to a significant wildfire, according to KBRFR Captain Grant Tyson.

The fire is roughly .1 hectare.

Motorists are asked to find alternate routes between the two cities.

Six separate fire departments are attending, and Southeast Fire Centre has sent two helicopter bucket crews and...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 26 2017

Kootenay Savings supports consultation with the current B.C. government to restore the small business tax credit for credit unions – together with B.C. credit unions, Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade. Kootenay Savings supports continued competitive financial services and local economic investment for British Columbia through fair taxation of credit unions.

A planned phase-out of...

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