Should I stay or should I go?
The latest is stay as the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has rescinded the Evacuation Alerts for both Six Mile around the Duhamel Creek fan and the Village of Salmo and communities of Erie and Ymir in Area G to the risk of flooding.
Environment Canada said Friday that the West Kootenay/Boundary/Slocan/Arrow Lakes regions can expect to see multiple systems over the next few days that could generate mudslides and flooding.
“Heavy rain possibly contributing to the escalating of flooding situation and mudslides,” Environment Canada said Friday in a Special Weather Statement.
Water flows are predicted to hit the 100-year mark or higher by the weekend in the West Kootenay-Boundary as high temperatures continue and significant precipitation is expected later this week, according to the province’s flood watchdog.
Out of chaos comes strength and a deeper appreciation for community, a lesson that students in Selkirk College’s Class of 2023 had thrust upon them during the challenges of the last three years.
An Evacuation Order has been expanded by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Regional Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to include an additional two (2) properties in Manly Meadows in rural Grand Forks/Electoral Area D, effective as of May 4, 2023 at 5 p.m. because of rising river levels.
On Saturday, April 29 at 6:54 a.m., a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer received a report that a 34-year-old Trail man had allegedly crashed a green Kawasaki motorcycle into the railing of the Columbia River Skywalk in the 1800 block of Columbia Avenue in Trail, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
People can have their say on the timber supply review for the area and give input on how and where the trees are cut in the Kootenay Lake Timber Supply Area.