Interior Health announced Sunday that due to ongoing flooding and evacuation orders in the Grand Forks area, the Boundary Medical Clinic is closed until further notice.
Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has been researching and writing about the history and politics of water in the upper Columbia Basin since 2005.
The devastation of homes and businesses by flooding across the Boundary region continued Friday as people work tirelessly to save what they can. In what has been categorized as a catastrophic event by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) Emergency Operations Centre, the entire area is suffering the impact of the highest waters ever seen.
RCMP in the Boundary report a man was shot during a police incident in the industrial park near Donaldson Drive and 75 Avenue in Grand Forks Wednesday afternoon.
The incident investigation is now being handled by the Independent Investigations Office.
Regional District of Kootenay Boundary EOC is advising the public that despite river levels already started to recede, residents should keep sandbags in place due to warmer weather on the horizon.
From Christina Lake through Rock Creek and Beaverdell, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre continues to increase its evacuation orders.
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has expanded evacuation orders to 1125 additional properties in Areas C, D, and E, from Christina Lake through the West Boundary, including Grand Forks a media release said Thursday.
Forecasts for precipitation and warm temperatures combined with a rush of snowpack at high elevations will hasten snowmelt in the coming days forcing the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary to increase the number of Evacuation Orders in the Boundary region.
In a media release Wednesday, the RDKB said rivers in the Boundary at expected to reach highest level since 1948.