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by Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Sep 05 2018

Following record flooding this past spring, Grand Forks City Council announced in a media release Tuesday its intent to proceed with permanent flood protection options to pursue for neighbourhoods that were most affected by the 2018 freshet flooding. 

Council made the announcement Tuesday to:

  • purchase out one residential neighbourhood in its entirety;
  • buy out...
by Regional District of Central Kootenay on Tuesday Sep 04 2018

We have had some good news in the past week. In general, the cooler nights and shorter days are having a positive effect. The Evacuation Order for the Broadwater Road area north of Deer Park was downgraded to an Evacuation Alert, as was the Evacuation Order for the Sheep Creek Road area south-east of Salmo. That means that the threat has diminished enough that people in those areas can return...

by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Sep 04 2018

A Castlegar man was killed by a train Saturday, according to a press release issued by RCMP Cpl. Jason Olney Tuesday afternoon.

"On Sept. 1, ... at about (1:30 p.m.), Castlegar RCMP responded to a report of a missing person, he said. "Shortly after receiving the report, RCMP located the missing 54-year-old male of Castlegar. He was located deceased on a remote portion of rail tracks in...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 04 2018

In a release Tuesday, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has downgraded the Evacuation Order that was previously in place for the Sheep Creek Road area, southeast of Salmo, to an Evacuation ALERT, effective immediately.

The RDCK said the Evacuation Order has been in effect since August 10, due to the McArthur Creek wildfire.

“The BC Wildfire Service has...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 04 2018

It’s an event that surprisingly began gaining traction on a ride back from a car show in Spokane some 16 years ago said Frank Anderson of the Nelson Road Kings.

More than a decade later, the Queen City Cruise has grown to one of the top five car shows in — number two says Anderson — in Western Canada.

“Sixteen years ago, we were driving back from the Spokane Speed Boat and Auto...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Sep 04 2018

On Sunday I completed my third annual “Ride the Riding” event, cycling 411 kilometres from Naramata to Nakusp. The ride provides an opportunity to meet and talk with constituents on the trail or at scheduled stops in cafes and restaurants in communities throughout the riding, celebrates the beautiful cycling trails we have in this region, and gives me a chance to get some exercise before I...

by Guy Dauncey on Tuesday Sep 04 2018

I wish I didn’t have to write this. I count myself a friend of the NDP/Green Alliance, and I had high hopes for the government’s new climate action plans. [1]

BC’s Ministry of Environment has published a series of Clean Growth Intentions Papers, with a deadline for public feedback of August 24th, in the heart of this fire...

by Dan Kraus on Monday Sep 03 2018

It’s a luxury to not think about water.

Most Canadians watch it flow from the faucet and go down the drain without considering its source or destination. When we do think about water, it’s only about where the nearest tap is.

Many people in the world don’t have taps. Over 1.2 billion people experience critical water shortages. They think about water every day.

Rapid...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 31 2018

Friday, Weather permitting, the BC Wildfire Service will conduct planned ignitions on the Bulldog Mountain wildfire, located about 30 kilometres west of Castlegar.

Residents of nearby communities are advised that smoke will be highly visible from Deer Park, Robson and Castlegar.

This planned ignition will burn off forest fuels between established control lines and the fire...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 31 2018

Every Labour Day long weekend, approximately five people are killed and 580 people are injured in 2,100 crashes across the province.

Those stats on average for the Southern Interior include 81 people who are injured in 330 crashes during the Labour Day weekend.

Whether you'll be driving a car or riding a motorcycle over the long weekend, ICBC is asking you to share the road and...

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