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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 09 2018

A wildfire is burning within 10 kilometers east of the Shambhala Music Festival media information on the BC Wildfire website said.

The McArthur Creek fire, discovered Sunday, July 29th, is surrounded by favourable geographic features that could act as natural fuel breaks.

“An evacuation alert has not been issued for the Shambhala Music Festival,” the BC...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

Environment Canada said a Heat Warning remains as a ridge of high pressure slowly moving eastward over the southern Interior will result in continued how weather through Friday.

Environment Canada said daytime maximum temperatures will climb a couple more degrees today and reach 37 degrees at many localities with a few spots crossing the 40 degree mark. Overnight minimum temperatures...

by Trail Arts Council on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

Join Trail Arts Council in celebrating the start of the performance season and the exciting Bailey Theatre upgrades. Reserve your tickets now! It will be on October 4, 2018, at 7:30 pm.

Guy Davis credits the Blues Masters who’ve gone before him for their great influence, from artists like Blind Willie McTell and Big Bill Broonzy, to Lightnin’ Hopkins...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

[Editorial Note: Readers can better understand Suzuki's urgency by first reading a recent article on CBC: ]

By David Suzuki

In the race against the increasingly widespread and devastating consequences of climate change,...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

Local representation – everyone wants it, right?  Some people may not realize how important local representation is until  an issue arises that affects them directly.  Then suddenly they want to talk to their MLA. But wait; do they want to talk to an MLA for a party they didn’t vote for?

We do have local representation now, with the current First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) system, but is your...

by City of Trail on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

The City of Trail has received $50,000 in funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP).

The funding will go towards the city’s Asset Management Strategy, a program used to establish a high-level, long term approach to managing assets associated with water and wastewater systems,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

Motoring public travelling Highway 3 near Salmo will notice an increase of police due to the Shambhala Music Festival said Sgt. Chad Badry of the West Kootenay Traffic Services.

"Members of the driving public should expect increased traffic on our local roads particularly in the Salmo area where the Shambhala Music Festival brings more than 15,000 people to the area," Badry explained....

by CBT on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

A program to support Columbia Basin employers is evolving to better meet their long-term workforce needs and to support Basin high school and post-secondary students and trades apprentices to gain local career-related work experience.

Columbia Basin Trust’s School Works program now provides wage subsidies for level 1 and 2 apprentices in 17 different types of trades. The program will...

by Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has been busy lately, filling key staff positions to better serve the public a media release said Monday.

The RDKB has filled six positions during the pasts two months — two general managers, two managers and two unionized staff.

“We are really pleased to have found top-notch talent for all six of our vacant positions. Each of our new...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 07 2018

Interior Health Board announced Tuesday that Susan Brown has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Oct. 29, 2018.

Brown replaces President & Chief Executive Officer Chris Mazurkewich, who earlier this year announced his intention to retire.

“With an in-depth knowledge of Interior Health and a deeply-rooted commitment to patient- and family-centred...


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