Ed note: BC Wildfire Services says there are 126 wildfires larger than 0.01 hectares in British Columbia as of midnight Wednesday .
Extra smoke in the valley may have been compliments of a spot fire outside the perimeter of the Harrop Creek wildfire the Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Wednesday.
More smoke may be seen coming from the Harrop Creek wildfire today (Aug. 9, 2017), as BC Wildfire Service personnel respond to a 15-hectare spot fire that is 750 metres outside of the main fire perimeter.
On Saturday June 3rd 2017, 33 year old Mathieu Paul Beaudet, formerly from Castlegar, BC, passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He fought a long and hard battle with a rare form of cancer (synovial sarcoma) to be present as long as he could be, for his family and his children.
The Provincial Government’s announcement that tuition fees for Adult Basic Education will be eliminated starting immediately is welcome news for learners interested in upgrading opportunities in the Selkirk College region.
Nakusp RCMP said in a media release Monday a vehicle may have been located in regards to a missing person file from Revelstoke.
The file started Thursday, August 3 at 12:47 p.m. when Nakusp RCMP received a report that 29-year-old Jared Szabo was missing after the Revelstoke resident failed to arrive the previous evening.
The BC Wildfire Service in a media release Tuesday is reminding the public that they must stay clear of firefighting aircraft that are collecting water from lakes in the Southeast Fire Centre region, including Moyie Lake, Lake Koocanusa and Premier Lake.
The release comes after four lightning fires started in the Moyie Lake area.
The Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior and Northern Health Authorities has amended the area covered by the Smoky Skies Bulletin that was last updated on Thursday, August 3 due to changing smoke conditions.
According to a new survey completed by Insights West, most drivers say that driving in the province has gotten worse in the last five years – pointing at bad driving behaviours as one of the top contributors to B.C.'s road problems.