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by Trail Champion on Monday Jul 30 2018

Twenty-one local fire fighters as well as BC Wildfire Service responded to an interface fire at the end of Spance Road, off Casino Road, Sunday afternoon, according to Regional Fire Chief Dan Derby.

Derby said the call came in at 3: 59 p.m. and crews were on scene at 4:17 p.m. the situation was contained by 9:25 p.m.

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by Castlegar Source on Monday Jul 30 2018

A blaze last night caused significant damage to a Robson home, according to Robson Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jeff Grant.

“At approximately 10 p.m.  (on) July 29, RVFD received a call for fire and smoke showing at 1111 Zaitstoff Road,” he said. “RVFD arrived on scene to find a self-ventilated fire showing from approximately the middle of the single-family mobile home.

“With...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Jul 30 2018

Last week I spent three days in Spokane at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region meetings.  Over 600 legislators, business people, and other interested folks from BC, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon and Northwest Territories gathered to talk about issues important to this region.

In these days of Trumpian bullying and bluster, it was so...

by John Horgan on Sunday Jul 29 2018

A little over a year ago, I became Premier of B.C.

It’s been a challenging and rewarding year, and I’m energized by everything we’ve been able to do for the people of B.C.

Our priority is working for you, to make life more affordable, improve the services you and your family rely on, and create good jobs and a strong, sustainable economy throughout B.C.

And we’re working...

by CBT on Sunday Jul 29 2018

Thirty-two buildings in 14 communities with over 600 affordable housing units will be more energy efficient with the help of $1.6 million from Columbia Basin Trust a media release said.

“We announced the Energy Retrofit Program last year with the goal of helping to upgrade as many affordable housing units as possible to save energy and reduce operating costs for non-profit housing...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 29 2018

Ongoing lightning has sparked several fires in the Southeast Fire Centre a media release Saturday said.

The good news is these fires, once which is burning approximately 14 kilometers south of Rossland, are not currently affecting any communities or structures and are being addressed in priority sequence.

“The Santa Rosa Creek fire is currently estimated at 32 hectares in...

by RCAC on Wednesday Jul 25 2018

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC) will be presenting Celebrate! 20 Years in the Making. This is a juried visual art exhibition in celebration of the RCAC’s 20th Anniversary.

20 Years in the Makingis both about what the RCAC has accomplished in their 20 years of supporting arts and culture in Rossland and a reference to the time and experience underlying...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 25 2018

The City of Nelson is advising all Nelson Hydro customers of telephone scam making its rounds.

Customers have been complaining of fraudulent telephone calls that impersonate Nelson Hydro staff.

“These calls appear to be targeting businesses at this time and make reference to a past due accounts or a disconnect,” a release on the City of Nelson website said. “The impersonator will...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jul 25 2018

People in Canada discard about 57 million plastic drinking straws every day. In my hometown of Vancouver, we toss out 2.6 million disposable cups every week. It’s a global problem. Plastic products are choking landfills and waterways and causing devastation in the oceans. In 2014, scientists even found a new kind of stone in Hawaii, made of sand, shells, coral, volcanic rock...

by City of Castlegar on Wednesday Jul 25 2018

Effective at noon Pacific time on Thursday, July 26, campfires will be prohibited throughout the City of Castlegar. This will be in addition to the City of Castlegar Open Air Burning Bylaw 905 and in conjunction with the campfire ban issued by the Southeast Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

This campfire ban will remain in effect until...

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