The Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Monday that current weather conditions in the region are having an impact on wildfires with wind activity causing the size of several fires to grow on Sunday, July 30, 2017.
Island Pond wildfire
The Lower Mainland RCMP is warning the public about a cyber extortion scheme that tricks victims into believing their loved ones have been kidnapped.
While similar schemes are being reported worldwide, the six Lower Mainland incidents appear to be targeted at female Chinese nationals attending schools in the greater Vancouver area.
Residents and visitors within the area between Rusty Creek and Cascade Creek along Highway 31 (see map) 30 kilometers northwest of Lardeau in the north end of Kootenay Lake are being placed on an Evacuation Alert said the Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operation Centre in a media release Sunday evening.
The Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centre said in a media release Monday the Harrop Creek wildfire continues to burn, but still poses no threat to any communities or infrastructure.
The RDCK said BC Wildfire Service personnel would monitor the fire while attempting to develop control strategies for the now 200-hectare blaze.
Trail Allstars snapped its winless streak, scoring double digits to romp past Layritz 11-0 in round robin action at the BC Little League Baseball Championships in Victoria.
The win allowed Trail to finish out of the basement with a 1-5 record.
Connor Stainer and Nathan Dann each had three RBI to power the West Kootenay reps to the lopsided victory.
Team Main Jet came within a whisker of completing a season for the record books.
However, the squad lost out in the A final to finish second overall in the Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championships.
Main Jet, which lost to Total Chaos in the Playoff Final, was the best team during the regular season, winning the overall title.
A key milestone in the $18.9 million Selkirk College Silver King Campus refresh project arrived in dramatic fashion when students made sparks fly in the shiny new welding shop.
The City of Nelson rarely sleeps.
And when it comes to the business of running the city, sleep is definitely in short supply as the city continues to operate in high gear in 2017 with several projects gaining momentum.
Nelson Fire and Rescue Services urges the public to take extreme care with any potential ignition sources during this period of hot dry weather as the department responded to almost 50 calls for service during the past week — two to assist Beasley Fire Rescue in very potentially dangerous wildland fires.
The Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centre reports local departments in the Bonnington area were called Friday morning to deal with a house fire.
The fire was contained to the house at 3763 Thompson Road in Bonnington.
However, the house was lost in the fire.
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