For anyone noticing more bats around the house or property, you are not alone.
Mid-summer is the time when landowners typically notice more bat activity, may have bats flying into their house, and occasionally find a bat on the ground or roosting in unusual locations.
These surprise visitors are usually the young pups.
In less than two weeks, participants of the MS Bike West Kootenay Challenge will take on 222km of road (and hills) around the Kokanee Glacier, and all for a good cause.
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District issues two evacuation alerts - one for the Galena Bay area and another for Heather Lodge and the surrounding area — after two wildfires increased in size.
"A Wildfire burning southeast of Galena Bay has brought a potential safety risk,” the Columbia Shuswap Regional District said in a media release.
The Southeast Fire Centre is one of three regions in the province to have the operation of any off-road vehicle for recreational purposes on Crown land prohibited a BC Wildfire Service media release said Friday.
Environment Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement for most of the southern areas of BC, including the Kootenays, Boundary, Arrow and Kootenay Lake regions.
Agricultural producers in the region now have access to a new service offering technical support and expertise to help them succeed.
The possibility of an evacuation in Nelson this summer due to the threat of wildfire is very real, with the city situated next to arguably one of the greatest fire risks in the province.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure redesign of the Highway 3A at South Slocan Village is beginning to take shape as crews have completed the temporary road beside the old bridge a few kilometers east from the Highway 3A/6 junction.
The construction replaces the bridge at South Slocan, which was built in the early 1960s and is nearing the end of its lifespan.