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by Dr Amanda Chay ND on Wednesday Jul 25 2018

Seasonal allergies can make summer, spring, and fall much less enjoyable for anyone who experiences them; however, there are some simple things you can do to help.  Many people with seasonal allergies (also known as hay-fever or allergic rhinitis) experience symptoms such as itchy eyes and nose, runny nose, stuffy nose, post nasal drip, sore throat, sneezing,...

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Jul 25 2018

Almost one in five Nelsonites lives below the Canadian low-income measure threshold, according to the latest Report Card on Homelessness released earlier this month.

Around 19.3 per cent of the city’s residents spend more than 30 per cent of their income on housing and utilities, with nearly one quarter of the city’s young people (24.1 per cent) up to age 17 also living below...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 25 2018

Now that the summer heat is here, power companies, like FortisBC, are reminding customers to be aware of the energy they use to keep their homes cool, especially during peak electricity usage hours of 4-7 p.m. when people come home from work or other daytime activities.

This comes after FortisBC hit a new summer peak load on our electric system of 615 MW on July 16, higher than our...

by Southeast Fire Centre on Tuesday Jul 24 2018

Starting at noon Pacific time on Thursday, July 26, 2018, campfires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre, to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

This campfire ban will remain in place until further notice.

The Southeast Fire Centre is currently experiencing hot and dry conditions. The fire danger rating is "moderate" in some areas,...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 24 2018

The provincial government is restricting commercial-scale huckleberry harvesting to protect grizzly bear habitat, including several locales in the East Kootenay.

From July 15 to Oct. 15, commercial-scale picking of huckleberries is prohibited in some areas of the Kootenay Boundary region, including Little Moyie and Kid Creek west of Moyie and Iron Creek/Sand Creek and Sportsman Ridge/...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Jul 24 2018

There are large, loud and expensive ads urging people to vote against Proportional Representation in this fall’s referendum.  Are the points made in those ads valid?

As citizens, or even just as residents, we should all care deeply about how well our government serves the public interest.  We need to get it right when we choose whether or not to change our electoral...

by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Jul 24 2018

The Smoky Skies Bulletin has been removed from the Boundary region said Environment Canada.

The Bulletin continues for East Columbia, Okanagan Valley and South Thompson regions.

Special air quality statement for Boundary region

Environment Canada has issued an Smoky Skies Bulletin for the Okanagan, Boundary and East Columbia regions of BC.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 24 2018

The Southeast Fire Centre said the small wildfire burning north of Nelson is in the "being held'' stage, and is not likely to spread.

The Southeast Fire Centre officials said the wildfire, which was human caused, is .02 hectares in size, is currently being monitored by three BC Wildfire firefighters.

When a fire is at the "being held" stage it is considered...

by Trail Champion on Monday Jul 23 2018

A two-vehicle incident on Hwy 3B near Rock Island (near Glenmerry) this morning sent one person to hospital with minor injuries, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Cpt. Grant Tyson.

“A pick-up truck rear-ended a tractor-trailor unit and flipped over,” Tyson said, adding Trail Station 374, BCAS and RCMP responded.

The emergency call came in at 8:13 a.m., and crews...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 23 2018

BC Wildfire Service staff is urging the public not to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or "drones”) in an around wildfires in the region.

Carlee Kachman, Information Officer for the BC Wildfire Service based in the Southeast Fire Centre said in media release Monday that BC Wildfire Service staff were forced to temporarily halt air operations on the Wilson Creek wildfire on Sunday (...

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