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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 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 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 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 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...

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