The wildfire situation is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 7 p.m. (Pacific time) on Friday, July 30, 2021.
For real-time updates on evacuation alerts and orders, visit: https://twitter.com/EmergencyInfoBC
A Salmo man is dead after his tractor-trailerrolled down a steep embankment, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
One of the city’s water sources has been given a severe drought designation by the province as hot and dry weather continues in the region.
As of Thursday, July 29, 2021, 81.0% (3,753,057) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 64.1% (2,971,793) have received their second dose.
In addition, 81.9% (3,543,503) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 66.8% (2,890,948) have received their second dose.
Premier John Horgan is inviting all British Columbians to join him in saluting front-line workers during the ongoing pandemic, as well as those battling wildfires, with a public cheer on B.C. Day.
On the advice of the BC Wildfire Service, emergency officials at the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) have rescinded evacuation orders for 91 properties in the Sidley and Bridesville areas of Electoral Area E/West Boundary and placed those properties on evacuation alert.
Extraordinarily high demand for emergency services has led to longer wait times on police non-emergency lines answered by E-Comm, as call takers prioritize a record-breaking number of 9-1-1 calls from people in life or death situations.
Matti Erickson is off to Nairobi, Kenya.
The Kootenay Chaos Track star was selected by Athletics Canada Monday to represent the country at the World U20 track Championships next month in Nairobi, Kenya.
The surge in new COVID-19 cases in the Okanagan has prompted new restrictions as Interior Health (IH) looks to get a handle on the recent outbreak in the Central Okanagan.
Interior Health said in a media release Wednesday that significant increases in COVID-19 transmission has forced the announcement of measures to contain the outbreak.
BC Wildfire Service staff have been impacted by the use of a drone in the Arrow Lake wildfire complex airspace on Wednesday July 28, 2021, due to people operating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or “drones”) above the fires.
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