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by BC Hydro on Friday May 19 2023

BC Hydro would like to notify the public that the discharge rates from Arrow Lakes Reservoir will increase noticeably on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20. When combined with the outflows from the Kootenay River, Columbia River levels at Birchbank are expected to increase by 1.8 metres (5.9 feet) over the two days. Please make safety your top priority when planning activities near the...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday May 19 2023

Citing fear of intimidation a series of open houses planned by the regional district to discuss climate action recommendations has been cancelled.

Announced late on Thursday, the decision was made to provide Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) staff members “with additional time to present recommendations for a revised timeline for public consultation,”...

by Contributor on Thursday May 18 2023

BC RCMP is reminding people to check their phones as dispatch centers have experienced a significant increase in dropped 911 calls.

Over the past weeks, RCMP 911 dispatch centers throughout the province have seen an increase in abandoned or dropped emergency calls. These calls are being attributed to the ‘Emergency SOS’ feature on Android smart phones which allows users to quickly...

by Regional District of Central Kootenay on Thursday May 18 2023

 The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) regrets to announce the postponement of the RDCK Climate Action Open Houses, which were scheduled to take place from May 23 to July 5, 2023. This decision has been made in response to recent safety concerns and is driven by the RDCK`s commitment to ensuring the well-being and safety of all attendees.

“We apologize for any inconvenience...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 17 2023

The BC SPCA is getting ready to help pet guardians impacted by out-of- control wildfires in Fort St. John.

Recent evacuation orders and alerts were issued for North Peace and Tuesday staff and volunteers worked quickly to evacuate a total of 21 animals in our care to the BC SPCA’s South Peace location.

Animals in the Prince George and Quesnel centres are in the process of being...

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday May 16 2023

It’s time to delight in the macabre as The Addams Family: A New Musical takes to the Capitol Theatre May 25-28th.

A total of 22 cast members will take to the stage.

Produced by Black Productions, this dark comedy features the eccentric Addams family, whose lives are upturned when their daughter, Wednesday, brings home a “normal” man she intends to marry.

by Southeast Fire Centre on Tuesday May 16 2023

BC Wildfire Service said Tuesday, that effective at noon PDT on Thursday, May 18, 2023, Category 2 and 3 open burning will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre, which includes the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District and the Selkirk Natural Resource District.

The BC Wildfire Service is implementing this prohibition to help prevent wildfires caused by Category 2 and 3...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday May 16 2023

The city’s ‘recreation campus’ needs a facelift and a move is underway to make it over through the updating of the Recreation Masterplan.

The Nelson and District Recreation Commission No. 5 (NDRC5) is working to conduct a needs assessment to gain an understanding of the status of campus facilities and assets, and of community needs in advance of updating the plan.

A terms of...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday May 15 2023

Gerry Nellestijn, founder and trailblazing force behind the Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers Society (SWSS), was recently recognized as a recipient of a 20th annual Community Award by Premier David Eby and Walter Pela, Chair of the BC Achievement Foundation.

The program, presented by BC Achievement – an independent foundation that honours...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday May 15 2023

Environment Canada is continuing its Special Weather Statement for most of the BC Interior through the week, including the Boundary, West Kootenay regions.

Environment Canada said that unseasonably hot weather will continue with daytime highs rising to the low to mid 30's over the central and southern interior while the northern regions will see the thermometer reaching the mid to high...


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