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by Province of British Columbia on Friday Sep 18 2020

More than 200 B.C. firefighters and related personnel are heading to the U.S. to help battle extreme fire activity in Oregon.

“Over 800 BC Wildfire Service personnel volunteered to go into someone else’s community and to someone else’s fire to do what they can to make sure people are safe,” said Premier John Horgan. “That is just extraordinary, and it speaks volumes about our compassion...

by City of Castlegar on Friday Sep 18 2020

Starting Oct. 1, the West Kootenay Regional Airport in Castlegar is launching flight service with Central Mountain Air.

Flights will run daily to and from Vancouver, providing connections to other destinations. In Vancouver, flights will arrive and depart from the South Terminal and free taxi vouchers are available to the main...

by Contributor on Friday Sep 18 2020

The BC government released its much anticipated old growth forests report recently, and cautious optimism best describes the reaction to its recommendations from its independent panel.

On the plus side, Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, acknowledges that old growth forest management needs to change.

However, he also...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 17 2020

RCMP said the search for a missing Lardeau resident last seen prior to venturing out on a canoe excursion on Duncan Lake in the North Kootenay region has been suspended.

RCMP said in a media release Sunday the going search for 58-year-old Thomas Schreiber, continued on Saturday, September 19, both on land and in the water.

RCMP said members of the Underwater Recovery Team, along...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 17 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to spike in the province — Thursday, the province reported a record high 165 new cases — BC Public Health announced a new method of testing now available for children.

During Thursday’s COVID-19 media briefing, Dr. Bonnie Henry said the new test available for children is a saline mouth rinse and gargle sample.

“Today, a new made-in-B.C. sample...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 17 2020

Nothing new for regions in BC dealing with smoke.

Environment Canada said most regions of BC will continue to be impacted, or are likely to be impacted, by wildfire smoke over the next 24 hours.

“Smoke originating from wildfires in the United States will continue to transport over the southern half of the province,” Environment Canada said Friday.

“Impacts in the...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 17 2020

Crossing through the Pemberton Valley just got a little more secure for the dwindling population of grizzly bears that live in the Squamish-Lillooet region.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada and its partners have conserved an 87-hectare (214-acre), ecologically important property along the Ryan River, in Pemberton Meadows.

The Ryan River Conservation Area is extensively used by...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 17 2020

Drivers will soon have a stronger incentive to take a good look around before opening their car doors.

To better protect cyclists, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is raising the fine for “dooring.”

The new fine for anyone who opens a car door when it is not reasonably safe to do so (known as “dooring”) will be $368 as of Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.

Dooring is...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 17 2020

MEC's Sale/Liquidation and Others Like It Must Be Subject to Government Review

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 – PRINCE GEORGE – "Since the announcement of the liquidation of Mountain Equipment Co-op and its purchase by a US-based group of investors, prominent British Columbians, including John Horgan, have condemned and lamented this turn...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Sep 16 2020

Voters and potential candidates – this is for everyone.

Candidates who were nominated for the by-election that was scheduled for earlier in the year, which was cancelled by the Provincial government with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, will need to be nominated again to stand for election in the upcoming by-election.  Others who may have considered standing...

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