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Dryden Hunt, seen here with the Florida Panthers, will play for the New York Rangers next season. File photo

Nelson’s Dryden Hunt signs with New York Rangers

Hunt previously played for Florida and Arizona

Dryden Hunt, seen here with the Florida Panthers, will play for the New York Rangers next season. File photo
A small fire burns near Salmo’s welcome sign on Saturday. RCMP are investigating a series of fires that may have been deliberately set near the village. Photo: Jessica Brown

Arson suspected as series of fires set around Salmo

RCMP say they are investigating seven different small blazes

A small fire burns near Salmo’s welcome sign on Saturday. RCMP are investigating a series of fires that may have been deliberately set near the village. Photo: Jessica Brown
The Akokli Creek wildfire on July 21. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Two Kootenay Lake wildfires total 4,500 hectares

Akokli Creek and Cultus Creek wildfires are located near the south arm of Kootenay Lake

The Akokli Creek wildfire on July 21. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Octopus Creek fire seen from Edgewood on July 18. Photo: Jeannie Little

Michaud Creek fire evacuation reduced, Octopus Creek fire grows

The Octopus Creek Fire on Lower Arrow Lake now covers 11,444 hectares

The Octopus Creek fire seen from Edgewood on July 18. Photo: Jeannie Little
Nelson Jubilee Manor is long-term care home operated by Interior Health, with 39 private rooms. Photo: Tyler Harper

COVID-19 outbreak at Nelson Jubilee Manor

One patient and two staff members have tested positive

Nelson Jubilee Manor is long-term care home operated by Interior Health, with 39 private rooms. Photo: Tyler Harper
A public information session about the Trozzo Creek fire will be held on July 24. Map: BC Wildfire Service

Trozzo Creek wildfire info session Saturday for affected residents

Meeting will be hosted by the RDCK and BC Wildfire Service at the Winlaw Hall

A public information session about the Trozzo Creek fire will be held on July 24. Map: BC Wildfire Service
These numbers reflect new cases by local health area in the period July 11-17. Map: BC Centre for Disease Control. <ins>To enlarge, click the map in the story below.</ins>
These numbers reflect new cases by local health area in the period July 11-17. Map: BC Centre for Disease Control. To enlarge, click the map in the story below.

Nelson and Castlegar COVID-19 numbers increase

28 new cases in West Kootenay July 11-17

These numbers reflect new cases by local health area in the period July 11-17. Map: BC Centre for Disease Control. <ins>To enlarge, click the map in the story below.</ins>
These numbers reflect new cases by local health area in the period July 11-17. Map: BC Centre for Disease Control. To enlarge, click the map in the story below.
The Trozzo Creek fire, July 21. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Evacuation order for Trozzo Creek fire reduced

32 properties still remain on an evacuation order

The Trozzo Creek fire, July 21. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Cultus Creek fire evacuation order area. Map: B.C. Wildfire Service

Evacuation order issued for Cultus Creek wildfire

Order covers residences on the west shore of the south arm of Kootenay Lake

The Cultus Creek fire evacuation order area. Map: B.C. Wildfire Service
The Michaud Creek fire on July 17. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

UPDATE: Edgewood evacuated due to growing Michaud Creek wildfire

Michaud Creek fire has now reached 4,600 hectares in size

The Michaud Creek fire on July 17. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Trozzo Creek fire, July 21. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Trozzo Creek Fire: residents of 86 Slocan Valley properties ordered to leave

Evacuation addresses are in the Lemon Creek area

The Trozzo Creek fire, July 21. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Trozzo Creek Fire. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Trozzo Creek fire: Evacuation alert for Lemon Creek and Appledale

Alert applies to 277 properties from Fern Road north to Ringrose Creek

The Trozzo Creek Fire. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Octopus Creek Fire on July 20. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Octopus Creek fire forces evacuation of Fauquier

Evacuation order includes 168 properties

The Octopus Creek Fire on July 20. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Trozzo Creek fire on July 17. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

UPDATE: Trozzo Creek fire near Winlaw grows to 742 hectares

The fire has entered the South Lemon Creek drainage

The Trozzo Creek fire on July 17. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The evacuation alert for the Cultus Creek fire runs along the west shore of Kootenay Lake across from Kuskanook and Sanca. Map: B.C. Wildfire Service

Evacuation alerts for Boswell area on Kootenay Lake

Alerts are for the Akokli Creek and Cultus Creek fires

The evacuation alert for the Cultus Creek fire runs along the west shore of Kootenay Lake across from Kuskanook and Sanca. Map: B.C. Wildfire Service
It was a good week for the West Kootenay during the pandemic. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

No new COVID-19 cases in West Kootenay

The region was unaffected by the pandemic during the week of June 13 to 19

It was a good week for the West Kootenay during the pandemic. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
A small fire has started north of Balfour. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

UPDATED: Lightning sparks wildfire north of Balfour

BC Wildfire Service says the 0.5 fire isn’t near any structures

A small fire has started north of Balfour. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
No fireworks are allowed this Canada Day in the Kootenays as rising temperatures raise concerns about fires. File photo

No fireworks allowed in Kootenays as new restrictions announced

The Southeast Fire Centre says there is increased fire danger in the region

No fireworks are allowed this Canada Day in the Kootenays as rising temperatures raise concerns about fires. File photo
Peter Smith holds a copy of Silver Rush: British Columbia’s Silvery Slocan, 1891-1900. Photo: Greg Nesteroff

Slocan author wins history writing award

Peter Smith was awarded the Community History Award

Peter Smith holds a copy of Silver Rush: British Columbia’s Silvery Slocan, 1891-1900. Photo: Greg Nesteroff
A hallway at Nelson’s L.V. Rogers, which students decorated with shaving cream and glitter. The vandalism forced the shut down of the school Monday. Photo: Submitted
A hallway at Nelson’s L.V. Rogers, which students decorated with shaving cream and glitter. The vandalism forced the shut down of the school Monday. Photo: Submitted