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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 03 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay reminds residents of the Proctor/Harrop area there will be a public meeting Monday, September 4th at 6 p.m. to update residents on the Harrop Creek Wildfire.

In media release Monday, the RDCK says the Harrop Creek Wildfire continues to burn at the top of the slope, with minimal spread towards the communities below.

However, the Evacuation...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Sep 02 2017

In the interest of public safety, the Regional District of East Kootenay has implemented a partial evacuation order for the Moyie Lake area and an evacuation alert for the St. Mary's River area effective immediately Sept. 1, 2017.

The Southeast Fire Centre said in the media release the Lamb Creek wildfire is located about five kilometres northwest of the community of Moyie and 18...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Sep 01 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centre said in media release that BC Wildfire Service reports no significant growth in the Harrop Creek wildfire overnight.

“The fire is approximately 4.5 km upslope of the community and wildfire crews are engaged in containment operations as part of a contingency plan,” the RDCK release said.

“Evacuation Alerts were...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Aug 31 2017

There have been eight new wildfires in the Southeast Fire Centre today, and four yesterday, according to Fire Information Officer Carlee Kachman.

“Most of them are in the Cranbrook area – none are near here (Castlegar/Trail),” Kachman added.

There are seven wildfires of note (meaning highly visible or posing a potential threat to public safety) in the Southeast Fire Centre, the...

by Southeast Fire Centre on Thursday Aug 31 2017

In the interest of public safety, the Regional District of East Kootenay has implemented an evacuation alert for the Moyie Lake area, effective at 8 a.m. on Aug. 31.

The Lamb Creek wildfire is located about five kilometres northwest of the community of Moyie and 18 kilometres southwest of Cranbrook. This 60-hectare wildfire is in difficult terrain, containing volatile fuel types that...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Aug 31 2017

A two-vehicle collision caused a brief closure of Hwy 3A this morning, according to Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Brett Turner.

“A vehicle was turning left onto Hwy 3A off of Glade Ferry Road toward Castlegar, and was struck by a northbound vehicle, resulting in a T-bone collision,” Turner said. “It caused extensive damage to the vehicles, both of which had to be towed.”

There were no...

by City of Trail on Thursday Aug 31 2017

The City of Trail is now the official owner of the building at 898 Victoria Street (the old Union Hotel) and three adjacent properties to the immediate south, including two vacant lots and one building on Cedar Avenue.

The purchase closed today, Aug. 31, and the City will be proceeding with the demolition of the old hotel and remediation of the lots in early 2018. The combined property...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 31 2017

Smoke from wildfires in BC and south of the 49th parallel has forced Environment Canada to amend the area covered by the Smoky Skies Bulletin that was last updated on Monday August 28 due to changing conditions.

The Areas now covered by this Bulletin includes Arrow Lakes - Slocan Lake, Boundary, West and East Kootenay, Elk Valley and Kootenay Lake as well as 100 Mile House, Cariboo...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Aug 30 2017

For a larger version of the picture shown above, go to:

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/20170830-washington_0.jpg 

This shows quite graphically why our sun and moon have been so orange these days, and why the smell of smoke has been so strong despite...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Aug 30 2017

Attention musicians!  During the Rossland Acoustic Music Camp , from the evening of September 29  to October 1, 2017, the red-roofed church ―and now school ― at First Avenue and Queen Street  will ring with music, as musicians fill it with sound to sharpen their playing skills.  Seven Summits Centre for Learning hosts this first-ever event for Rossland  at its...

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