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by Regional District of Central Kootenay on Saturday May 30 2020

 The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has issued an Evacuation Alert for the entire RDCK, including all communities and municipalities, with the exception of the City of Castlegar and the City of Nelson.

This alert is specific to properties adjacent to rivers, creeks or streams. This is an unprecedented alert due to an extreme storm cell...

by Boundary Sentinel on Saturday May 30 2020

After issuing an evacuation alert for 1137 properties across the Boundary, impacting an estimated 2,300 residents Friday, Saturday, The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) activated the centre operations to Level Three in preparation for heavy rain and possible flooding events anticipated in the region.

The activation includes:...

by Boundary Sentinel on Saturday May 30 2020

Friday evening, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre issued an evacuation alert for 1137 properties across the Boundary, impacting an estimated 2,300 residents.

The RDKB said due to the forecasted hot weather and heavy rainfall, a Boundary wide Evacuation Alert has been issued for properties within the 200 year floodplain and properties with potential...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday May 30 2020

Environment Canada has downgraded its weather watch to a Special Weather Statement following Saturday nights thunderstorms that hammered the southern interior of BC.

Environment Canada  said a significant amount of rainfall will fall in the Kootenays Sunday due to a band of thunderstorms that moved up from Washington State through the southern Interior Saturday night, which produced...

by RDKB on Friday May 29 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Board of Directors has declared a State of Local Emergency for the entire Boundary region including the electoral areas C/Christina Lake, D/Rural Grand Forks and E/West Boundary as well as the municipalities of Grand Forks, Greenwood and Midway.

Under B.C.’s Emergency Program Act, when a State...

by BC Hydro on Friday May 29 2020

The Navigational Lock at the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam will be closed to recreational users from Monday, June 1 to Friday, June 5. This closure is necessary to complete the final repairs on the guidewall. The navigational lock will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 6.

Regular hours of operation for the...

by Contributor on Friday May 29 2020

A new angler incentive program on Kootenay Lake launches June 1, 2020. Anglers are encouraged to harvest rainbow and bull trout in the main body of Kootenay Lake and then turn in the heads to one of four depots to enter a monthly draw for a prize worth $1,000. Each head returned also qualifies for entry in the final grand prize draw - an 18’ Kingfisher boat equipped with a 115hp...

by Province of British Columbia on Friday May 29 2020

In recognition of the significant role the province’s honey bees and native pollinators play in B.C.’s agricultural industry and the lives of British Columbians, May 29 is proclaimed Day of the Honey Bee.

“Honey bees and native pollinators may be small in size, but their everyday role in the lives of British Columbians is big and can be seen throughout the province,” said Lana Popham,...

by Regional District of Central Kootenay on Friday May 29 2020

Extreme vigilance is required this weekend around rivers, creeks and streams in the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), specifically the Salmo and Slocan river regions.

The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a high streamflow advisory for the entire RDCK. The current hot weather and rain event forecast for this Saturday, May 30, 2020, has the potential to give the region a...

by City of Castlegar on Friday May 29 2020

Air Canada has extended the suspension of its West Kootenay Regional Airport passenger flights until at least Sept. 8, 2020.

The extended suspension includes flights to and from Calgary and Vancouver.

This is the third time since the COVID-19 pandemic began that Air Canada has announced changes to flights in and out of Castlegar as a result of financial uncertainty caused by...

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