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By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Aug 21 2018

A wildfire was discovered yesterday six km northwest of Genelle and about seven km west of Blueberry, according to Fire Information Officer Ashley Davidoff.

“It’s roughly 22 hectares in size,” Davidoff said, adding the blaze is believed to be lightning-caused.

“Resources on site today include ground crews and two bucketing helicopters,” she said. “It’s burning on a ridgetop, and...

By Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Aug 21 2018

Rossland’s Flying Steamshovel often hosts musicians who perform in larger centres on their tours.  One example is the East Pointers, a JUNO-award-winning, Celtic-inspired Canadian trio who will play at the Shovel in October.  They’re beginning their fall tour in a few places south of the border, such as Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Muncie, Indiana, then returning to Canada to...

By Kirsten Hildebrand on Tuesday Aug 21 2018

Selkirk College is recognizing the importance employers place on soft skills with Co-Curricular Record (CCR), a new program that supports invaluable post-secondary learning taking place outside the classroom.

When students return to campus this fall, they will be able to earn official co-curricular credit for participating in organized activities that help hone employable skills.

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By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Aug 21 2018

The Air Quality Index in Castlegar has improved to ‘unhealthy’ from yesterday’s ‘hazardous – a dramatic improvement, but that’s the least of today’s good news.

Environment Canada is now calling for low temperatures and rain over the weekend, beginning Thursday night, and carrying on, potentially, through until at least Monday (see forecast here...

By RDKB on Monday Aug 20 2018

On the advice of the BC Wildfire Service, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has rescinded an evacuation alert for 22 addresses near the Toronto Creek Fire, on the east side of the Granby River Valley. The Toronto Creek Fire is now fully contained and guarded, and classified as under control by the BC Wildfire Service.

Those addresses no longer on evacuation alert include all...

By Regional District of Central Kootenay on Monday Aug 20 2018

All current Evacuation ALERTS remain in effect:

- Bulldog Mountain wildfire, affecting the area along Lower Arrow Lake from Renata to Shields
- Deer Creek wildfire, affecting the area from south of Deer Park at Cayuse Creek, northwest along the lake to the end of Broadwater Road, and north to the end of Deer Creek Forest Service Road
-...

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Aug 20 2018

A local pastor has apparently expanded her repertoire from saving locals from hellfire to saving locals from truck fires as well, after an incident Monday morning in Blueberry.

The incident occurred just after 11 a.m.

“I just so happened to look out my window and saw some really black smoke, and thought, ‘Well, that’s odd’,” said Kinnaird...

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Aug 20 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre continues to monitor the wildfire situation in the Boundary region,

RDKB staff said there are currently more than 151 fires burning within the Southeast Fire Centre with 80 addresses remaining on Evacuation Alert in the region, including three areas near the Santa Rosa, Toronto Creek and Lynch Creek fires. 

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By Contributor on Friday Aug 17 2018

By Wildsight

Representatives of the Canadian and American federal governments met on August 15th and 16th for the second round of negotiations to update the 54-year old Columbia River Treaty. The meetings were held, not in Ottawa or Washington, but in Nelson, in the Canadian Columbia River Basin.
The treaty between the two nations that share the 2000...

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Aug 16 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has added 25 more properties on evacuation alert in the Lynch Creek area of the Granby River Valley on Wednesday, August 15.

This decision, announced Wednesday in a RDKB media release, means a total of 80 addresses or close to 200 people are now on evacuation alert in the RDKB. 

Below are notes on some fires of interest in the region:...

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