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August 2018
By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Aug 21 2018

The Air Quality Index in Castlegar has improved to ‘unhealthy’ from yesterday’s ‘hazardous – a dramatic improvement, but that’s the least of today’s good news.

By Sara Golling on Monday Aug 20 2018

Recent announcements on air quality have stressed the hazards of breathing smoky air to children, old people, and anyone with respiratory issues such as asthma. But it’s bad for everyone, and we should all avoid it, whatever our age and level of health.

By RDKB on Monday Aug 20 2018

On the advice of the BC Wildfire Service, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has rescinded an evacuation alert for 22 addresses near the Toronto Creek Fire, on the east side of the Granby River Valley.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.

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Aug 20 2018

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.

By Regional District of Central Kootenay on Monday Aug 20 2018

All current Evacuation ALERTS remain in effect:

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Aug 20 2018

A local pastor has apparently expanded her repertoire from saving locals from hellfire to saving locals from truck fires as well, after an incident Monday morning in Blueberry.

The incident occurred just after 11 a.m.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Aug 20 2018

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.

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Aug 20 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre continues to monitor the wildfire situation in the Boundary region,

RDKB staff said there are currently more than 151 fires burning within the Southeast Fire Centre with 80 addresses remaining on Evacuation Alert in the region, including three areas near the Santa Rosa, Toronto Creek and Lynch Creek fires. 

By Regional District of Central Kootenay on Sunday Aug 19 2018

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.

By Contributor on Sunday Aug 19 2018

In a media release Sunday, the BC Wildfire Service said the weather permitting, crews will be conducting planned ignitions on the Meachen Creek wildfire located within the Meachen Creek drainage, approximately 10 kilometres southwest of St. Mary Lake in the Southeast Fire Centre.