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By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 26 2018

Environment Canada has issued a Special air quality statement for most of the southern interior of the province, including West Kootenay, Kootenay Lake, Boundary, Slocan/Arrow Lakes and East Kootenay.

"During a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour," the Environment Canada website said.

Environment Canada said...

By RCAC on Wednesday Jul 25 2018

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC) will be presenting Celebrate! 20 Years in the Making. This is a juried visual art exhibition in celebration of the RCAC’s 20th Anniversary.

20 Years in the Makingis both about what the RCAC has accomplished in their 20 years of supporting arts and culture in Rossland and a reference to the time and experience underlying...

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Jul 24 2018

The Smoky Skies Bulletin has been removed from the Boundary region said Environment Canada.

The Bulletin continues for East Columbia, Okanagan Valley and South Thompson regions.

Special air quality statement for Boundary region

Environment Canada has issued an Smoky Skies Bulletin for the Okanagan, Boundary and East Columbia regions of BC.


By Trail Champion on Monday Jul 23 2018

Trail and area police and fire crews were kept busy this recently with a suspicious house fire and four vehicular fires in less than two weeks.

According to Acting Sgt. Devon Reid, a call came in yesterday at 6 a.m. for a structure fire in Fruitvale.

“No one was injured in the blaze, but the residence was completely consumed by the fire,” Reid said. “The investigation is still...

By Trail Champion on Monday Jul 23 2018

A Fruitvale man was arrested Friday afternoon after police executed a search warrant, according to Trail Acting Sgt. Devon Reid.

“On July 20, at approximately 2 p.m., the Joint Crime Reduction Unit of Trail and Castlegar, along with the Trail RCMP General Duty members, executed a search warrant at a residence located on the 1600 block of Highway 3B in Fruitvale for theft of hydro...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 20 2018

The first major wildfire concerns in BC are happening now in the Central Okanagan after a recent lightning storm started some major fires around Peachland, Summerland and Kelowna.

The more than 1,000 hectare Mount Eneas wildfire, located four kilometers south of Peachland, sparked the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre to issue evacuation alerts for 596 properties south of...

By CBT on Tuesday Jul 17 2018

After a season of serious excitement, RED Mountain Resort, in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust, has yet another exciting announcement: It’s called Nowhere Special. And it’s a hostel.

Wait. A what?

“The modern hostel movement has established itself as the “go to” place for the younger generations and is dramatically different from the youth...

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Jul 17 2018

A male in his 30s was sent to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries yesterday, according to Tarrys Fire Chief Greg Patterson.

He said the call came in at roughly 5:15 p.m. regarding a collision between a truck and a motorcycle by the Glade Esso and Glade Road.

“Traffic was shut down on Hwy 3A for about half an hour,” Patterson said, adding the motorcyclist was...

By Contributor on Tuesday Jul 17 2018

Now celebrating its tenth year, the BC SPCA’s Wildlife-in-Focus Photography Contest is officially open for entries. Whether the subjects are in your own backyard, foraging for food in rivers, or exploring B.C.’s beautiful forests, amateur photographers at least 14 years of age are invited to send in their work. The contest runs until Sept. 15.

By Contributor on Sunday Jul 15 2018

With people increasingly glued to phones and computers, a walk in the park might be exactly what the doctor ordered. But on July 21st they’ll be doing more than just ordering it: they are going out there and leading it. “We want to send a clear message about how important it is to get outside, and the best way to do that is to actually go out and share the experience,” says Dr.