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by Contributor on Friday Feb 16 2018

A series of winter storms since the start of the year have created a complex snowpack in many of British Columbia’s backcountry recreation areas.

There is considerable risk of natural and human-caused avalanches, and search-and-rescue teams have responded to more than 160 incidents since Jan. 1, 2018.

Environment Canada is tracking a storm that could potentially bring snow to the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Feb 16 2018

Even with the recent taste of spring-like weather it's obvious Old Man Winter just doesn't want to leave quite yet as Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement for the southern interior of BC.

Environment Canada said a significant snowfall followed by a strong surge of arctic air is in store this weekend.

"A strong Pacific low pressure system will move eastward...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 15 2018

Business continues to be on the rise for Kaslo Sourdough after local bakery recently joined 10 other organizations receiving funding to support innovative products in British Columbia’s agriculture and processed food and beverage sectors.

The family-owned operation, that uses ancient sourdough fermentation technology to create pasta, has been baking their sourdough bread for customers...

by DeSmog Canada on Wednesday Feb 14 2018

By Sarah Cox, of DeSmog Canada

The B.C. government tried to steer clear of controversy over liquefied natural gas exports, the Site C dam and fish farms in the Speech from the Throne Tuesday....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 12 2018

RCMP said one person was transported to hospital after an avalanche was triggered near Hospital Creek outside of Golden Friday.

Police said on February 9 just before 4 p.m., the Golden-Field RCMP were notified that an avalanche had been triggered near Hospital Creek.

"One person was seriously injured and has been transported by Air Ambulance to a hospital in Calgary," RCMP said...

by Trail Champion on Saturday Feb 10 2018

A 35-year-old Winlaw resident is happy to be drying off and warming up after spending a night outside, according to RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor. 

"On the evening of Feb. 9, the Slocan Lake RCMP were contacted by the male's girlfriend after she could not get in contact with him," said Taylor in a press release. "RCMP attended to the male's residence and located a fresh set of snowmobile...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Feb 09 2018

Backcountry enthusiasts eager to spend some time out in the wilderness this BC Family Day weekend should pay attention to a Special Public Avalanche Warning issued by Avalanche Canada.

Avalanche Canada issued the Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users, in effect immediately until the end of the day Monday, February 12.

The warning applies to the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Feb 08 2018

A delegation from the Ministry of Transportation (MoT) attended Castlegar City Council Monday evening to discuss local road conditions and MoT’s Shift into Winter campaign.

They spoke at length about resources available to assist motorists in making safe decisions and driving to conditions (see links below) and reporting adverse conditions to Emcon and the province, but...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 08 2018

After Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Advisory for the Boundary, West Kootenay, the City of Nelson would like to send out an alert to all residents:

"There is a potential for icy and hazardous road and sidewalk conditions early tomorrow morning. A high pressure system moving into the interior could bring rain...

by Dermod Travis on Thursday Feb 08 2018

 

When a political party sets rules for a leadership race and tries to be all things to all members, the result can end up looking more like the proverbial camel designed by a committee than a true and fair method for members to choose a new leader.

As they did in 2011, the B.C. Liberal party opted to continue with its practice of favouring ridings over members...

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