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by CBT on Friday Aug 09 2019

2017 and 2018 saw extreme wildfire activity with a record number of fires across BC and in the Basin. Through its ...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 09 2019

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has implemented mandatory Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures for the South Slocan Water System beginning Thursday, August 8, 2019.

In a media release, the RDCK said this system is experiencing high water usage and declining reservoir levels.

“As a proactive measure for the anticipated extended hot weather and high levels of demand...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 08 2019

The BC Wildfire Service is urging the public to be more careful with fire use to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires, which divert valuable firefighting resources away from naturally occurring wildfires.

Over the B.C. Day long weekend, fire wardens discovered and extinguished 32 abandoned campfires. Abandoned campfires can start wildfires. These sorts of incidents are preventable...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Aug 08 2019

A proposal from BC Transit to expand services in the West Kootenay Transit System has been declined by the regional district.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors has opted to not accept BC Transit’s Three Year Expansion Initiatives for the West Kootenay based on the findings of an internal review of the service’s needs, finding that the provincial offering did...

by Interior Health Authority on Thursday Aug 08 2019

As summer temperatures increase, so does the risk of West Nile virus. The risk of getting West Nile virus is highest in August.

West Nile virus is a disease that is spread from infected corvid birds (crows, ravens, magpies, and jays) to humans through mosquito bites. It was first detected in B.C. in the South Okanagan during the summer of 2009. Since then there have been five human...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 07 2019

Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement Wednesday for the Southern Interior, including the Boundary, Kootenay Lake and West Kootenay regions.

Environment Canada said a ridge of high pressure originating from the desert U.S. has set up shop over the BC interior.

“The spell of hot weather associated with the ridge will continue through Thursday,”...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Aug 07 2019

Part Three

I began an exploration of a Stoic prose-poem, The Desiderata, in a July edition of the column. Stoicism is interesting in its own right, but also because it has been enjoying a modern revival. In this section I also cite a short Stoic prayer.

This column concludes my study of Stoicism and the Desiderata.

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by Sara Golling on Wednesday Aug 07 2019

Extinction Rebellion:  the movement is defined in Wikipedia as “a socio-political movement with the stated aim of using civil disobedience and non-violent resistance to protest against climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse.  I think that line misses the mark in an important way:...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 06 2019

A female driver escaped serious injury Tuesday morning when the vehicle she was driving left the road before colliding with a power pole RCMP said in an emailed statement.

The accident, on Highway 3A/6 near Sentinel Road, happened at approximately in the late morning when a Honda make vehicle left the road and hit a telephone pole. The collision shattered the pole, bringing down...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 06 2019

Environmentalists are breathing a sigh of relief after the BC Appeal Court upheld a provincial government decision that Jumbo Glacier Resort no longer has a valid environmental certificate and the resort cannot be built until re-assessed.

Two of three BC Appeal Court Judges ruled that a decision by the Ministry of Environment four years ago was valid.

The Ministry concluded that...

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