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Clashing fronts produce wild fall storm

Trees, power lines knocked down from Slocan valley to Trail

Canadian tobacco exec pushes back against vaping health concerns

A warning from Interior Health about the unknown health risks of vaping is getting a partial rebuke

More burning prohibitions rescinded in southeast B.C.

Category 2 and 3 fires will be permitted in Southeast Fire Centre as of 1p.m. on Wednesday.

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B.C. parents leery of HPV cervical cancer vaccine

Provincial registration uptake among lowest in Canada

Winlaw preemie survives smoky birth

GoFundMe Campaign started for West Kootenay family with preemie baby.

Nakusp council talks hot springs, wildfire mitigation

A roundup of the Aug. 27 meeting

  • Sep 12, 2018

E-cigarette health hazards remain unknown

Interior Health says vaping not safe alternative to cigarettes

New B.C. party looks to represent rural voters in next election

Houston councillor Jonathan Van Barneveld says party will be a ‘relentless voice’ for rural towns

Campfire ban remains in place for West Kootenay

No change to order as conditions remain very dry in region

Campfire ban remains for most of Southeast Fire District

BC Wildfire Service lifts campfire ban in some regions after rain and cooler temperatures

Castlegar police looking for witnesses to alleged sexual assault

The alleged incident took place Thursday on a BC Transit bus

Pot legalization will force big adjustments to Kootenay economy, society

Tracey Harvey hopes to offer policy-makers ideas on transforming the Kootenay pot trade

Facebook group collects Kootenay crime concerns

Not meant to be a vigilante site, creator says

BC Wildfire updates Nakusp residents at forum

The Aug. 29 meeting provided info on how fires are fought as well as current fire status

  • Sep 4, 2018

Photo of BC Wildfire Service unit gets thousands of reactions on Facebook

The BC Wildfire Service’s Stormriders have been battling the Shovel Lake wildfire

More smoke for Castlegar and area expected

Wildfire Service planning controlled burns on Bulldog Mountain fire west of city.

Edgewood taken off evacuation alert

With progress on Mount O’Leary fire, it’s not a threat at this time

RDCK downgrades evac order in Bulldog Mtn. fire

Some residents can return, though other areas are still under evacuation order

Wildfire meetings set for Edgewood, Nakusp

BC Wildfire and the Regional District of Central Kootenay will answer questions from the public

  • Aug 27, 2018

Facebook group collects Kootenay crime concerns

Not meant to be a vigilante site, creator says