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August 2018
By Castlegar Source on Saturday Aug 18 2018

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has issued Evacuation Alerts for two areas:

By Boundary Sentinel on Saturday Aug 18 2018

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, which continues to monitor wildfires in the region, released a media statement with the latest updates on the fire situation.

There are currently more than 151 fires burning within the Southeast Fire Centre.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Aug 18 2018

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

Dr. Trevor Corneil, Chief Medical Health Officer & VP Population Health said in the statement that wildfires across the province have resulted in smoky skies and poor air quality for many Interior Health communities. 

By Wildsight on Friday Aug 17 2018

Representatives of the Canadian and American federal governments met on August 15th and 16th for the second round of negotiations to update the 54-year old Columbia River Treaty. The meetings were held, not in Ottawa or Washington, but in Nelson, in the Canadian Columbia River Basin.

By Contributor on Friday Aug 17 2018

There are currently several road closures and area restrictions in effect within the Southeast Fire Centre to help ensure the safety of the public and firefighting personnel and to avoid interference with fire-control activities, including Highway 3 Kootenay Pass.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 16 2018

The missing woman from Cranbrook has been found. 

Louise Baxter, 52, who has been missing since Sunday August 12, has been located following an extensive search initiated when she failed to return from a short walk in Jumbo Pass. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 16 2018

Two wildfires in the Arrow region are being closely monitored by BC Wildfire Service crews the Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Wednesday.

The South of Renata Creek blaze and Santa Rosa wildfire are both being closely monitored as BC Wildfire Service is prioritizing these new fires and responding to them accordingly

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Aug 16 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has added 25 more properties on evacuation alert in the Lynch Creek area of the Granby River Valley on Wednesday, August 15.

This decision, announced Wednesday in a RDKB media release, means a total of 80 addresses or close to 200 people are now on evacuation alert in the RDKB. 

Below are notes on some fires of interest in the region:

By Regional District of Central Kootenay on Wednesday Aug 15 2018

Yesterday, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) issued an Evacuation Alert for nine addresses located south of Renata on Lower Arrow Lake due to wildfires. The community of Shields, located further south along the lake, is now included in the alert area to align with the area identified by BC Wildfire Service.

By David Suzuki on Wednesday Aug 15 2018

In the midst of worldwide record heat, devastating wildfires, droughts, refugee crises, and torrential rains and flooding, some particular disturbing headlines have hit the news. “Planet at risk of heading towards irreversible 'hothouse' conditions” the CBC announced. Similar headlines appeared in other media outlets.