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by RDKB on Tuesday May 09 2023

Receding waters have led the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary regional emergency operations centre to downgrade some of its evacuation orders in the Boundary.

The current status of Evacuation Orders and Alerts is:

by Contributor on Monday May 08 2023

Submitted by Kootenay Conservation Program

Here’s a question.

What well-known animal is quickly becoming a true climate change celebrity?

Think roly-poly body, wee squat legs, yellowy buckteeth, that pear-shaped profile on the Canadian nickel.

by Contributor on Monday May 08 2023

Learn about the critters that call the West Kootenay home on Saturday, May 13. Critter Day will be held at Beaver Creek Provincial Park near Trail between 1-5 p.m.

This free family event is hosted by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP), the Kootenay Conservation Program, and Trail Wildlife Association.

by RDKB on Sunday May 07 2023

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary EOC is encouraged to see that a decrease in precipitation has allowed some river and creek levels have dropped or are holding steady. 

However, the RDKB EOC said that residents are encouraged to continue to take precautions knowing that the snowpack is still deep.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Sunday May 07 2023

Nelson Police said that a suspicious package left in the parking lot of the Stanley Street detachment has been destroyed by the RCMP Explosives Unit.

Nelson Police had cordoned off the 600 Block of Stanley Street for most of Sunday afternoon after two individuals left the suspicious package in the parking early Sunday morning.

by RDKB on Saturday May 06 2023

An Evacuation Order has been issued by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Regional Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for six (6) properties in the Nursery area in Electoral Area D/Rural Grand Forks, effective as of Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 2 pm. because of rising river levels.

EOC officials will be delivering Evacuation Orders to residents at the affected properties.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday May 06 2023

Water keeps falling, rushing, melting and spilling over in the West Kootenay as a heavy rain warning and a flood watch combine to make it a Waterworld weekend.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday May 05 2023

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.