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by Contributor on Friday Aug 17 2018

By Wildsight

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 Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 14 2018

In a media release Tuesday, The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) said all public access to its Darkwoods Conservation Area located in the mountains east of Ymir and west of Creston is closed due to a large wildfire on its southern border.

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Aug 14 2018

There was no smoke or fire as the city took its final toke on the document that will legislate the use, production and sale of cannabis in Grand Forks.

City council passed final reading of the Zoning Bylaw amendment late last month that included several points pertaining to cannabis.

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 12 2018

The public is invited to Toadfest at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 between 4-7 p.m., and Thursday, August 23, between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

by Trail Champion on Sunday Aug 12 2018

The Emergency Management Service is activating the Emergency Operations Centre to Level 1 to support wildfire response within the RDKB, according to Chris Marsh, RDKB manager of emergency programs.  He also said roughly 55 homes in the region are being put on evacuation alert due to wildfire activity.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 12 2018

The Southeast Fire Centre has placed area restrictions to the public due to wildfires near Revelstoke and Kokanee Glacier Park outside Silverton.

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