Temperatures in the Boundary are expected to continue into Wednesday before cooling a few degrees Environment Canada said.
The 36 C heat has forced Environment Canada to continue a Heat Warning for the Boundary Region, at least into Wednesday.
A plea by one city councilor to heed “public concern” regarding allowing cannabis grow operations to set up in the city was ignored as the council moved ahead on third reading for a bylaw to regulate cannabis in Grand Forks.
In a media release Monday, the Southeast Fire Centre said in the interest of public safety, the BC Wildfire Service is temporarily closing a portion of the Beaverfoot Forest Service Road near the Whitetail Creek wildfire.
The wildfire is burning just outside Kootenay National Park and about 40 kilometres north of Radium Hot Springs.
On August 18 and 19, the MS Bike – West Kootenay Challenge returns to Lakeside Park to raise funds and hope to find a cure for multiple sclerosis.
Approximately 100 cyclists will take part in this two-day weekend ride that will have them travel between 137 km and 161 km, heading to Crescent Valley on the first day of the tour, and Procter on the second day.
Twenty-one local fire fighters as well as BC Wildfire Service responded to an interface fire at the end of Spance Road, off Casino Road, Sunday afternoon, according to Regional Fire Chief Dan Derby.
Derby said the call came in at 3: 59 p.m. and crews were on scene at 4:17 p.m. the situation was contained by 9:25 p.m.
Thirty-two buildings in 14 communities with over 600 affordable housing units will be more energy efficient with the help of $1.6 million from Columbia Basin Trust a media release said.
Ongoing lightning has sparked several fires in the Southeast Fire Centre a media release Saturday said.
The good news is these fires, once which is burning approximately 14 kilometers south of Rossland, are not currently affecting any communities or structures and are being addressed in priority sequence.
Environment Canada has issued a Special air quality statement for most of the southern interior of the province, including West Kootenay, Kootenay Lake, Boundary, Slocan/Arrow Lakes and East Kootenay.
"During a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour," the Environment Canada website said.