By Richard Klafki, Canadian Rockies Program Director, Nature Conservancy of Canada
This summer British Columbians are witnessing an unprecedented wildfire season.
The worst air quality in the nation is available by the lungful in Castlegar and Nelson, according to an international air quality technology company.
George Coletti of Nelson recently turned 100 years young.
To celebrate the the momentous occasion, he went fishing with his family.
A lifelong volunteer, George Coletti has contributed immensely to the community.
The Regional District of Central Kootenay wanted to relay the information to the public regarding fires of note in the Southeast Fire Centre.
Trozzo Creek Wildfire
Monday, effective immediately, the Regional District of Central Kootenay issued mandatory Stage 3 Water Conservation Measures for the South Slocan Water System, located approximately 30 kilometers southwest of Nelson and is within RDCK Electoral Area H.
The RDCK said the Dam Inn is across Highway 3A and is supplied water from this water system.
Competing on the world’s biggest stage as one of the best is a dream for many athletes, and Celina Toth will be fulfilling it when she steps to the edge of the 10 metre platform in Tokyo in early August.
One of the people who will be proudly and nervously following her every move is boyfriend Stephen Bains, who happens to be a BC Transit driver.
The Southeast Fire Centre is getting some much needed assistance in battling the many wildfires in the region.
During the past few days, the Southeast Fire Centre welcomed some CL-215T water bombers from Alberta to the base at the West Kootenay Regional Airport in Castlegar, bringing help to the local crews fighting Octopus and Michhaud fires in the Fauquier/Edgewood region.
The wildfire situation is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 7 p.m. (Pacific time) on Saturday, July 24, 2021.
A Castlegar motorist is likely facing charges after an incident Saturday, according to an RCMP press release.
The release said that on July 24, at 1:18 a.m., Trail RCMP initially received a report from Emergency Health Services of a two-vehicle collision on the Paulson Summit portion of Hwy 3 between Grand Forks and Trail, where one of the vehicles was on fire.
On Friday, July 23 at approximately 7 p.m., Cranbrook RCMP were called to a local gas station on Cranbrook Street North for a report of multiple people fighting. Front line officers flooded the area and were able to separate the two groups, determined to be rival outlaw motorcycle gangs from Alberta.