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by RDKB on Monday Aug 13 2018

RDKB Emergency Operations Centre Update

  • On very short notice, fire crews at the Kootenay Boundary, Christina Lake and Grand Forks fire departments delivered door to door alert notifications to 55 addresses in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary on August 12. 
  • Full details of all evacuation alerts including how to prepare are available at...
by Regional District of Central Kootenay on Monday Aug 13 2018

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is continuing to monitor the McArthur Creek wildfire southeast of Salmo, as well as other existing wildfires in the region. In addition, the RDCK is assessing new wildfires to ensure that people and property are protected.

“We know from the BC Wildfire Service that there 160-plus fires currently burning in the Southeast Fire Centre — with...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 13 2018

Wildfire smoke is now raising havoc across most of Western Canada as Environment Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement for BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan Wednesday.

Environment Canada said during a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour.

"Wildfire smoke is a natural part of our environment...

by City of Castlegar on Monday Aug 13 2018

Marwest and the City of Castlegar would like to alert the community that with additional trades on-site there will be more cause for delays on the Columbia Avenue Complete Streets Project. Concrete is being poured, sidewalks and gutters are being installed and tree cells are being prepared, while this means the project is on time, it also means a slower commute on Columbia Avenue.

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by Contributor on Sunday Aug 12 2018

In a media release, the provincial government wants to make sure B.C. drivers pay ICBC premiums that more fairly and accurately reflect the risk they represent on the roads.

ICBC’s current rate structure is more than 30 years old. It is built around insuring the vehicle rather than the driver and allowing discounts to drivers despite multiple crashes. Combined, this has resulted in...

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.

This free, fun, family event, coordinated by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP), raises awareness about the Western Toad, including its life cycle, habitat, and the challenges it faces. The...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 12 2018

You’re invited to Toadfest at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 between 4-7 p.m., and Thursday, Aug. 23, between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

This free, fun, family event, coordinated by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP), raises awareness about the Western Toad, including its life cycle, habitat, and the challenges it faces. The event is timed...

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.

“On Aug. 11, the Granby River and Big Sheep Creek Valleys were impacted by thunder...

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.

The restricted area near Silverton includes the popular hiking destination of Idaho Peak, accessed by vehicle from a foresty road near Sandon. Idaho Peak, which offers one of the best views over Slocan Lake, is a relaxing 1.5 km hike each way...

by Rossland Telegraph on Saturday Aug 11 2018

This morning a Harms Pacific transport truck and trailer contracted by International Raw Materials Ltd. (IRM), carrying sulphuric acid, went off Highway 22 just west of Rossland.  According to a news release by IRM, no sulphuric acid has spilled at this time; emergency services vehicles are on-site and there is no threat to health or vehicle safety. No injuries have been reported.

The...

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