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Ed. Note: I’m writing this in the first person to allow for a little bit of editorial latitude, because I found this both charming and great information to have, especially during fire season.

All current Evacuation ALERTS remain in effect:

The RDCK Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is fully staffed and active this morning.

We are aware of a fire reported in the vicinity of the old mine site near the Galena Trail, between Three Forks and New Denver. We will provide more information as soon as we can.

Smoke from wildfires throughout BC has prompted Interior Health to once again issue a statement cautioning the public about the poor air quality.

Regional News

On the advice of the BC Wildfire Service, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has rescinded an evacuation alert for 22 addresses near the Toronto Creek Fire, on the east side of the Granby River Valley. The Toronto Creek Fire is now fully contained and guarded, and classified as under control by the BC Wildfire Service.

The BC Summer Swim Association has been in operation since 1958. With affiliates over 60 clubs in 60 communities in BC., the association hands out awards in four aquatic sports: Speed Swimming, Diving, Synchro & Water Polo during the annual championships, this year hosted this past weekend in Surrey.

To help people affected by the wildfires that are burning around B.C., the Province of British Columbia will match all donations to the Red Cross, up to $20 million.

“The Red Cross is on the ground, helping people and communities affected by the wildfires burning around the province,” said Jennifer Rice, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness. “The Province is supporting...