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By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jul 28 2021

 BC Wildfire Service staff have been impacted by the use of a drone in the Arrow Lake wildfire complex airspace on Wednesday July 28, 2021, due to people operating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or “drones”) above the fires.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Jul 28 2021

Quesnel, Maple Ridge and Kelowna have been announced as host cities for the 2024 BC Winter and Summer Games and the 2026 BC Summer Games.

By Contributor on Tuesday Jul 27 2021

The BC Wildfire Service has increased the area of the Area Restriction Order for the vicinity of the 4,389 hectare Trozzo Creek and Mt Ruppel wildfires near Winlaw and Slocan, respectively.

The increased area restriction reflects the continued need to protect the public in areas where ongoing fire suppression activities are taking place and to avoid interference with fire control.

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jul 27 2021

Municipalities throughout the province can now move more quickly to prevent plastics from polluting their communities.

Under new rules, local governments can institute bans on plastic bags and certain single-use plastics without provincial approval.

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jul 27 2021

British Columbians are being asked to take precautions this week, as Environment Canada has issued another heat warning for most of the province.

The extreme heat is predicted to last from Wednesday, July 28 to Saturday, July 31.

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Jul 27 2021

People who have long followed The Source likely already know that I am often frustrated, or even downright angry, at how the Interior Health Authority deals with Castlegar.

Not this time.

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jul 27 2021

As of Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 80.7% (3,742,081) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 62.3% (2,887,730) have received their second dose.

In addition, 81.7% (3,533,942) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 65.3% (2,822,405) have received their second dose.

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Jul 27 2021

Fire investigators are probing the circumstances surrounding a handful of wildfires sparked just north of Salmo.

By Wildsight on Tuesday Jul 27 2021

Wildsight is seeking to hire a group of young adults in the West Kootenay area interested in tackling unique local projects that address the global climate crisis and support local community priorities.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Jul 27 2021

In order to contain and diminish the wildfire burning northeast of Winlaw another fire will be set.

The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) will be setting a 50-hectare ignition fire to remove unburned fuel in the path of the Trozzo Creek wildfire, the Southeast Fire Centre announced in a communication Tuesday morning.