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By RDKB on Monday Aug 13 2018

RDKB Emergency Operations Centre Update

  • On very short notice, fire crews at the Kootenay Boundary, Christina Lake and Grand Forks fire departments delivered door to door alert notifications to 55 addresses in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary on August 12. 
  • Full details of all evacuation alerts including how to prepare are available at...
By Trail Champion on Sunday Aug 12 2018

The Emergency Management Service is activating the Emergency Operations Centre to Level 1 to support wildfire response within the RDKB, according to Chris Marsh, RDKB manager of emergency programs.  He also said roughly 55 homes in the region are being put on evacuation alert due to wildfire activity.

“On Aug. 11, the Granby River and Big Sheep Creek Valleys were impacted by thunder...

By Rossland Telegraph on Saturday Aug 11 2018

This morning a Harms Pacific transport truck and trailer contracted by International Raw Materials Ltd. (IRM), carrying sulphuric acid, went off Highway 22 just west of Rossland.  According to a news release by IRM, no sulphuric acid has spilled at this time; emergency services vehicles are on-site and there is no threat to health or vehicle safety. No injuries have been reported.

The...

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

When Sharon McNeill decided to return to learning at Selkirk College’s Nakusp Campus, the goal for the mother of six children was to simply finish the high school diploma that had eluded her while growing up in residential schools.

It was 1986 when McNeill’s youngest son had just entered Grade 1. She was 36 at the time and though she had been educated as a Licenced Practical Nurse, her...

By CBT on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

A program to support Columbia Basin employers is evolving to better meet their long-term workforce needs and to support Basin high school and post-secondary students and trades apprentices to gain local career-related work experience.

Columbia Basin Trust’s School Works program now provides wage subsidies for level 1 and 2 apprentices in 17 different types of trades. The program will...

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has been busy lately, filling key staff positions to better serve the public a media release said Monday.

The RDKB has filled six positions during the pasts two months — two general managers, two managers and two unionized staff.

“We are really pleased to have found top-notch talent for all six of our vacant positions. Each of our new...

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Aug 06 2018

There is a scheduled meeting of the Boundary Flood Recovery set for Wednesday (August 8) at the Grand Forks Secondary School in Grand Forks.

The meeting is set to begin at 6 p.m. with details of the River Study results to be released.

There will also be updates from the flood recovery team.

Everyone is welcome to attend and express their concerns.

For more...

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Aug 01 2018

An Alberta woman has died after a motorcycle accident near Needles Monday, according to BC RCMP Traffic Services spokesman Const. Michael Halskov.

He said Central Kootenay RCMP were called to the scene in the 12000 block of Hwy 6 west of Needles at around 3:30 p.m., at which time they requested the attendance of the North Okanagan Traffic Services.

“It was determined that a large...

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Jul 31 2018

Temperatures in the Boundary are expected to continue into Wednesday before cooling a few degrees Environment Canada said.

The 36 C heat has forced Environment Canada to continue a Heat Warning for the Boundary Region, at least into Wednesday.

“A prolonged stretch of well above normal temperatures is continuing across the southern interior as a ridge of high pressure remains...

By Contributor on Tuesday Jul 31 2018

Taking place Aug. 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., the Columbia Basin Culture Tour allows you to explore artists' studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, self-guided event. Travel to studios and archives that aren't normally open, see demonstrations, new exhibitions and collections or meet people behind the scenes. To participate in the tour, simply grab a map,...

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