Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has been researching and writing about the history and politics of water in the upper Columbia Basin since 2005.
Last Tuesday I was in Ottawa for an emergency meeting of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources in the wake of the Federal Court of Appeal decision that quashed the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion project.
Twelve firefighters from Trail and one from Montrose were dispatched to a structure fire early this morning, according to KBRFR Cpt. Greg Ferraby.
He said the call came in at 4:15 a.m. and crews arrived on scene at 9384 Hwy 22 by 4:29 a.m.
The situation was controlled by 5:10 a.m.
Ed Note. The following is a press release issued by the City of Trail:
The City of Trail has decided it will not participate in the September 7, 2018 meeting re: April and May 2018 sulphuric acid spills, arranged by International Raw Materials (IRM), as the original purpose and outcomes that would have hopefully come from the meeting can no longer be achieved.
On Sept. 5, around 1:20 a.m., a break, enter and theft occurred at the Royal Theatre located at 1597 Bay Avenue, in Trail, according to Trail top cop, RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
Regional District of Central Kootenay staff will release findings from a feasibility study regarding construction of a boat launch on Kootenay River in the Taghum/Blewett area on Monday, September 17 at Blewett Elementary west of Nelson.
The public meeting runs from 6-8 p.m.
Following record flooding this past spring, Grand Forks City Council announced in a media release Tuesday its intent to proceed with permanent flood protection options to pursue for neighbourhoods that were most affected by the 2018 freshet flooding.
Council made the announcement Tuesday to:
In a release Tuesday, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has downgraded the Evacuation Order that was previously in place for the Sheep Creek Road area, southeast of Salmo, to an Evacuation ALERT, effective immediately.
The RDCK said the Evacuation Order has been in effect since August 10, due to the McArthur Creek wildfire.