It’s winter in New Zealand. Dark at 5pm, heavy morning frost on the windows of the cars parked in my street, bright sunshine at midday and warm enough to sit outside in the sun until the afternoon shadows swallow the house and the dog burrows under his blanket, hiding from the night. 626 more words
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UPDATE (July 6, 8 p.m.) – The threat from the Sitkum Creek fire appears to have lowered substantially. Monday’s relatively quiet day was attributed to shifting winds and the arsenal of resources thrown at it Sunday. 554 more words
There are a number of fires in the Kootenays that crews are battling, and one evacuation alert has been issued northeast of Nelson.
An evacuation alert was issued for about 350 homes along Highway 3A between Sitkum Creek South and Willow Point (Six Mile Lakes Road), some 10 kilometres northeast of Nelson. 222 more words