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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 13 2020

Environment Canada said Regions of BC highlighted on the map below, including the West Kootenay, Boundary, are being impacted or are likely to be impacted by wildfire smoke over the next 24 to 72 hours.

Environment Canada said smoke impacts will continue but improve across southern regions of the province today.

Environment Canada said by late Wednesday-early Thursday, smoke from...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 13 2020

Thick layers of smoke blanketing the region is hampering BC Wildfire crews fighting the Talbott Creek fire near Winlaw in the Slocan Valley.

BC Wildfire Service said Saturday afternoon (September 12), a thick layer of smoke started to blanket the fire area and as a result of poor visibility, aviation resources were unable to fly as late into the day as they have on previous days.

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by Castlegar Source on Saturday Sep 12 2020

Much of the smoke in valley today is the result of a weather inversion trapping smoke from the Talbot Creek wildfire in the Slocan Valley, as well as from fires in the U.S. There are currently 129 firefighters, nine helicopters and 10 heavy equipment machines attacking the Talbot Creek blaze.

In an update posted today, BC Wildfire Services said the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Sep 11 2020

Nelson Police Department is asking the public for assistance in the search for Nelson resident Cory Westcott, who has not been heard from since the morning of September 1, 2020 (Tuesday).

In a media release Friday, Nelson Police said Westcott 5’10” and weighs approximately 200 pounds with shave brown hair and brown eyes. He also has numerous tattoos.

Nelson Police said Westcott...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Sep 11 2020

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is stepping up its response to COVID-19 pandemic by requiring non-medical masks or face coverings when entering and moving through all common areas of indoor recreation facilities, except when exercising or performing physical activity.

The RDCK made the announcement Friday. The face mask requirement begins Monday, September 14, 2020....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Sep 11 2020

The Interior Health Authority is advising the public of another possible COVID-19 outbreak in Kelowna.

In a media release Friday, Interior Health said it is advising several individuals who attended a private party at Hotel Zed in the early hours of September 7 that they may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Interior Health said a number of people gathered in a common area and/or...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Sep 11 2020

In a media release Friday, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Community Services announced the targetted re-opening of the indoor weight room and fitness centre at the Salmo and District Community Complex on Monday, September 21st

The RDCK said this announcement is strictly focused on access to the weight room and fitness centre, while the rest of the ...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 10 2020

More than 140 BC Wildfire Service firefighters continue to battle the still “out of control” Talbott Creek fire in the Slocan Valley near Winlaw.

BC Wildfire Service said the 650 hectare fire experienced a period of active fire behaviour Wednesday evening, resulting in growth on the east side of McFayden Creek.

“An aggressive fire activity has been observed (...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 10 2020

For Katherine Hansen, joining the RCMP Musical Ride in 1996 was a dream come true. As a little girl growing up on a farm in Penticton, Katherine was horse-crazy. But it was when she saw the Musical Ride at age six, that her future path became crystal clear.

From that moment on, I had a vision to become a Mountie and ride in the Musical Ride, says Katherine. I had a little red cape and...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 10 2020

A suspicious trailer fire in the 800 block of Monte Vista Drive in Rossland brought firefighters from Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue, and RCMP officers, out at 5:55 in the  morning on September 5, 2020.  The fire completely destroyed the home and damaged vehicles parked on the property,  and spread to the neighbouring trailer, which sustained significant damage.

The residents of...

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