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By Trail Champion on Tuesday Sep 11 2018
Trail Top Cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich issued a press release detailing the fire situation in Trail.
 
"On September 11, 2018, at approximately (4:45 p.m.), a wildfire was ignited in the forested area behind the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, on 1200 Hospital Bench Road, in Trail ... ...
By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Sep 11 2018

The interface fire above the Trail hospital is now estimated at two hectares in size, but the calming winds and lower temperatures are aiding crews in what has been a fierce attempt to knock down the blaze.

Emergency Program Coordinator Chris Marsh says the hospital has been making preparations to move people if necessary, but there are no evacuation alerts or orders in place, although...

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Sep 11 2018

A wildfire near the Trail hospital has drawn crews from the KBRFR as well as BC Wildfire Services, as well as prompting the activation of the Emergency Operations Centre as of about 5:20 p.m.

BC Wildifre Services information officer Justine Hunse says the fire is believed to be lightning-caused, and is roughly 0.8 hectares in size. As of 5:49 p.m., BCWS had 35 personnel en route,...

By Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Sep 11 2018

accelerateKootenays was in Rossland on for Golden City Days with their fully electric  Chevrolet Bolt.  They answered questions about electric vehicles at their booth at the Fall Fair and then allowed curious Rosslanders to take the Bolt for a test drive.  accelerate Kootenays is Canada’s first community-driven, collaborative strategy to build a clean...

By Castlegar Source on Friday Sep 07 2018

Police are seeking witnesses to an alleged sexual assault against a 13-year-old girl on a local transit bus, according to RCMP Acting Agt. Brett Turner.

"On Thursday, Sept. 6, .... between 4:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., in Castlegar,, an alleged sexual assault occurred against a 13-year-old female passenger by an adult male while the female was travelling on a BC Transit bus from Selkirk...

By Regional District of Central Kootenay on Thursday Sep 06 2018

Join Robson Firefighters on and Sept. 7 and 8 as they host the fifth annual Firefighter Games in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.  Be sure to attend this FREE family-friendly event that will kick off with opening ceremonies at 5 p.m Friday, September 7 at the Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Fairgrounds.

To show their support for people with neuromuscular disorders, Robson...

By Regional District of Central Kootenay on Tuesday Sep 04 2018

We have had some good news in the past week. In general, the cooler nights and shorter days are having a positive effect. The Evacuation Order for the Broadwater Road area north of Deer Park was downgraded to an Evacuation Alert, as was the Evacuation Order for the Sheep Creek Road area south-east of Salmo. That means that the threat has diminished enough that people in those areas can return...

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Sep 04 2018

A Castlegar man was killed by a train Saturday, according to a press release issued by RCMP Cpl. Jason Olney Tuesday afternoon.

"On Sept. 1, ... at about (1:30 p.m.), Castlegar RCMP responded to a report of a missing person, he said. "Shortly after receiving the report, RCMP located the missing 54-year-old male of Castlegar. He was located deceased on a remote portion of rail tracks in...

By Sara Golling on Tuesday Aug 28 2018

We all have ideas about how City Councillors should conduct themselves and all the things our council ought to do, but Monday evening’s session in Castlegar was presented by two well-informed experts on the topic whose ideas have withstood the test of reality.  If you have served on Council and think you’re an expert, read on – and see if you agree...

By Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Aug 28 2018

It’s now official — 2018 has just become British Columbia’s second worst forest fire season in history, second only to last year.  Residents have endured weeks of heavy smoke, some have been evacuated from their communities, and some have unfortunately lost their homes.  Businesses have suffered as tourists leave or stay away, wineries are concerned about tainted grapes, and even the apiarist...

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