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Smoke from a small fire near Sitkum Creek was visible in Nelson on Tuesday. Photo: Tyler Harper

UPDATE: Wildfire near Sitkum Creek contained

The fire is thought to be human-caused

Smoke from a small fire near Sitkum Creek was visible in Nelson on Tuesday. Photo: Tyler Harper
A drone flying over a wildfire near Nakusp suspended firefighting air operations Sunday. Photo: James MacDonald/Bloomberg

Drone halts firefighting near Nakusp

The drone also forced other firefighting aircraft to divert from the area

A drone flying over a wildfire near Nakusp suspended firefighting air operations Sunday. Photo: James MacDonald/Bloomberg
Commercial huckleberry harvesting in grizzly bear habitats is being prohibited in parts of the Kootenay Boundary. Google stock photo
Commercial huckleberry harvesting in grizzly bear habitats is being prohibited in parts of the Kootenay Boundary. Google stock photo
RCMP say a truck hauling a trailer with heavy machinery caught fire Wednesday morning on Highway 6 near the Nelson Nordic Ski Club. Photo: Tyler Harper

UPDATED: Highway 6 re-opens after vehicle catches fire

The highway is open for single-lane alternating traffic for light vehicles

RCMP say a truck hauling a trailer with heavy machinery caught fire Wednesday morning on Highway 6 near the Nelson Nordic Ski Club. Photo: Tyler Harper
RCMP identify Beasley body, foul play suspected

RCMP identify Beasley body, foul play suspected

The remains of Lemar Halimi were discovered in May

RCMP identify Beasley body, foul play suspected
Nelson’s Mia Noblet was invited to China to walk a highline…in heels.

Nelson’s Mia Noblet completes highline walk in heels

Noblet and two other athletes were invited to try a tricky walk in China

Nelson’s Mia Noblet was invited to China to walk a highline…in heels.
A memorial for Matt Reeder was set up on Baker Street. He died after an alleged assault by Miles Halverson on June 5. Photo: Tyler Harper

UPDATED: Manslaughter added to charges faced by man accused of Nelson attack

Miles Halverson’s next hearing is June 25 in Nelson court

A memorial for Matt Reeder was set up on Baker Street. He died after an alleged assault by Miles Halverson on June 5. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson’s Mia Noblet was invited to China to walk a highline…in heels. Photo submitted

B.C. woman completes highline walk in heels

Mia Noblet and two other athletes were invited to try a tricky walk in China

Nelson’s Mia Noblet was invited to China to walk a highline…in heels. Photo submitted
This map shows the area of the initial evacuation alert issued for Salmo on Monday. Illustration courtesy of Regional District of Central Kootenay

Evacuation alert expands north to Ymir

Rising waters along Erie Creek and Salmo River

This map shows the area of the initial evacuation alert issued for Salmo on Monday. Illustration courtesy of Regional District of Central Kootenay
There has been a washout 15 km south of Salmo at the Lost Creek Rest Area, reducing the road to single lane alternating traffic. This update came from the MOT at 5:18 a.m. on May 17. Photo: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Evacuation alert expands north to Ymir

Rising waters along Erie Creek and Salmo River

There has been a washout 15 km south of Salmo at the Lost Creek Rest Area, reducing the road to single lane alternating traffic. This update came from the MOT at 5:18 a.m. on May 17. Photo: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
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Kootenay unemployment rate down in April

Jobless figure stood at 5.4% last month

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Rain is expected to hit the Kootenays and Boundary hard over the next few days. Web photo

Rain, storms to hit Kootenays, Boundary amid flood crisis

Environment Canada is calling for 20 to 40 mm of rain by Friday

Rain is expected to hit the Kootenays and Boundary hard over the next few days. Web photo
This map shows the evacuation alert area for Salmo.

Salmo on evacuation alert for flooding

Erie Creek is expected to have rising waters this week

This map shows the evacuation alert area for Salmo.
Several mailbox thefts have occurred this week around the Nelson area. File photo

RCMP: Mailboxes being targeted for theft

Nelson RCMP say several thefts have occurred in the last week

Several mailbox thefts have occurred this week around the Nelson area. File photo
Avalanche Canada says Kootenay Boundary residents should avoid the backcountry for now. Photo: Thinkstock/Getty Images

Kootenay Boundary under avalanche watch

The area around Nelson is listed as a high danger for avalanches

Avalanche Canada says Kootenay Boundary residents should avoid the backcountry for now. Photo: Thinkstock/Getty Images
Nelson Leafs win fifth straight

Nelson Leafs win fifth straight

Josh Williams had 20 saves for his fourth consecutive shutout

Nelson Leafs win fifth straight
A man was airlifted to Trail after being caught in an avalanche near Whitewater last week. File photo

Avalanche sends skier to hospital

The incident occurred last week northwest of Whitewater

A man was airlifted to Trail after being caught in an avalanche near Whitewater last week. File photo