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August 2017
By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 22 2017

 The Village of Salmo deactivated its Level 1 satellite Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) effective Tuesday.

The Emergency Operations Centre was established on August 10, 2017 to collaborate and communicate with emergency management stakeholders related to the McCormick Creek wildfire located 20 kilometers outside the Village limits.

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Aug 22 2017

A fire on East Street this morning saw 16 firefighters from Warfield and Trail struggling to contain the blaze, according to KBRFR Cpt. Ryan Smith.

The call came in at 4:33 a.m. and fire crews arrived at 1674 East Street in Trail at 4:39 a.m.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 21 2017

A 54-year-old woman from Quebec was was pronounced deceased at the scene after being struck by a vehicle on Sunday afternoon at a popular road pullout near Field, BC., Cpl.

By Contributor on Monday Aug 21 2017

RCMP report the 16-year-old male reported missing from Winlaw on August 10, has been located.

The Slocan Lake RCMP is pleased to confirm that the 16-year-old male reported missing on August 10, has been located and he is safe and sound.

"Thanks to the media and public for your assistance," the RCMP said.

By Trail Champion on Monday Aug 21 2017

Police have arrested a Trail man in connection with a rash of thefts from vehicles in the area, according to Trail RCMP Acting Sgt. Devon Reid.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 21 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is reducing the Evacuation Order in the McCormick Creek wildfire area to an Evacuation Alert, commencing Tuesday (August 22) at 6 p.m.

The decision comes after close consultation between the RDCK and BC Wildfire Service.

By John Boivin on Sunday Aug 20 2017

A Kootenay outfitter says he doesn’t think the provincial government’s ban on grizzly bear trophy hunting will have much affect on local outfitting businesses.

The owner of Kimberley-based Sawtooth Outfitters says he won’t have any problem abiding by the government’s new requirement that the bears can only be hunted for food purposes.

By Contributor on Friday Aug 18 2017

Premier John Horgan released the following statement about a rally by hate groups taking place on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in Vancouver:

"Hate has no place in our province. We reject all forms of racism, discrimination, intolerance and bigotry.

By Castlegar Source on Friday Aug 18 2017

A motorcyclist is lucky to be alive today after hitting a moose on Hwy 3 just east of Castlegar, according to Ootischenia Deputy Fire chief Len Coates.

Coates said the call came in at 12:29 p.m., and crews arrived on scene to find BCAS and RCMP already at work.

By Contributor on Friday Aug 18 2017

You’re invited to Toadfest on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017between 4 and 7 p.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 30, between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp.

This free, fun, family event, coordinated by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP), primarily raises awareness about the Western Toad, including its life cycle, habitat, and the challenges it faces.