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by Regional District of Central Kootenay on Thursday Aug 30 2018

If you are an existing client of Regional District of Central Kootenay Recreation services in Castlegar, Creston, Nelson, Salmo, Slocan Valley and Areas you will have received two emails yesterday, Tuesday August 28, 2018. The first email was an introductory email and the second (both from ...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Aug 30 2018

Cannabis culture is officially in Nelson.

For decades the city and region have played host to the undergroundeconomy buoyed by the black market bud, but now, on the cusp of federal approval for legalization, the city has established guidelines to legal embrace the leaf.

The city has amended the Zoning Bylaw to now permit the sale of recreational cannabis, after many months of...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 28 2018

The BC Wildfire Service is preparing to conduct planned ignitions on the Woodward and Harris creeks wildfires between Tuesday (August 28) and (Friday) August 31, 2018.

Residents of nearby communities are advised that smoke will be highly visible from Highway 3, Lumby and Cherryville. 

These planned ignitions will burn off forest fuels between established control lines and the...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Aug 28 2018

Scientists, journalists, environmentalists and others who draw the connection between increasing wildfires and global warming often face a backlash. It’s not climate change; it’s lightning, careless smokers or campers, poor forestry management, industrial activity or sparks from vehicles, bad government…

One doesn’t negate the other. Wildfires have many causes,...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Aug 28 2018

We all have ideas about how City Councillors should conduct themselves and all the things our council ought to do, but Monday evening’s session in Castlegar was presented by two well-informed experts on the topic whose ideas have withstood the test of reality.  If you have served on Council and think you’re an expert, read on – and see if you agree...

by RDKB on Tuesday Aug 28 2018

Overview

·         Thirty-three addresses remain on Evacuation Alert in the RDKB in near the Horns Mountain / Santa Rosa fire. 

·         Temperatures early this week will remain cooler than normal. Over the last two days the West Kootenays has seen some rain, the Boundary however has not received much.  There is a chance of showers on Thursday with the passage...

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Aug 26 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre said there is a bit of good news regarding wildfires in the region after an evacuation alert for 25 addresses near the Lynch Creek Fire was  rescinded as of 11:30 a.m. August 24.

The RDKB EOC said the Lynch Creek Fire is now fully contained and guarded, and classified as under control by the BC Wildfire...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 26 2018

Thanks to Mother Nature for the precipitation, but Environment Canada said the Special Air Quality Statement remains in place for most of BC and Southern Alberta.

"Community downwind of wildfires will continue to experience periods of elevated concentrations of fine particulate matter and poor air quality through the weekend, however increased dispersion from winds aloft combined with...

by Regional District of Central Kootenay on Thursday Aug 23 2018

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has issued an Evacuation ALERT for Edgewood, a community on the west shore of Lower Arrow Lake, as a precaution due to the Mt O’Leary wildfire. The alert area is from north of Worthington Creek, all of Edgewood and the south portion of Needles, along Inonoaklin Valley Road up to south of Robinson Road, including Lower Inonoaklin Road.

A...

by Regional District of Central Kootenay on Wednesday Aug 22 2018

The Bulldog Mountain wildfire (N52497) is experiencing growth and is still being responded to by BC Wildfire Service. Due to wildfire activity and forecast conditions, the Southeast Fire Centre has recommended the current Evacuation Alert in the area be immediately upgraded to an Evacuation ORDER as a precaution.

The Evacuation ORDER area covers the area from Renata to Shields Point on...

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