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By Southeast Fire Centre on Thursday Aug 31 2017

In the interest of public safety, the Regional District of East Kootenay has implemented an evacuation alert for the Moyie Lake area, effective at 8 a.m. on Aug. 31.

The Lamb Creek wildfire is located about five kilometres northwest of the community of Moyie and 18 kilometres southwest of Cranbrook. This 60-hectare wildfire is in difficult terrain, containing volatile fuel types that...

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Aug 31 2017

A two-vehicle collision caused a brief closure of Hwy 3A this morning, according to Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Brett Turner.

“A vehicle was turning left onto Hwy 3A off of Glade Ferry Road toward Castlegar, and was struck by a northbound vehicle, resulting in a T-bone collision,” Turner said. “It caused extensive damage to the vehicles, both of which had to be towed.”

There were no...

By Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Aug 30 2017

Attention musicians!  During the Rossland Acoustic Music Camp , from the evening of September 29  to October 1, 2017, the red-roofed church ―and now school ― at First Avenue and Queen Street  will ring with music, as musicians fill it with sound to sharpen their playing skills.  Seven Summits Centre for Learning hosts this first-ever event for Rossland  at its...

By Contributor on Wednesday Aug 30 2017

Join Robson Fire Fighters on Labour Day Long Weekend, Sept. 2 and 3, as they host the fourth 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 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Fairgrounds.

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

By Contributor on Monday Aug 28 2017

The Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior and Northern Health Authorities has amended the area covered by the Smoky Skies Bulletin that was last updated on Sunday August 27 due to changing smoke conditions.

Areas now covered by this Bulletin include: the Boundary, Arrow Lakes-Slocan Lake, Kootenay Lake, Elk Valley and West and...

By CBT on Thursday Aug 24 2017

Columbia Basin residents and communities benefitted from nearly $39 million in programs and services through Columbia Basin Trust, as released in its 2016/17 Annual Service Plan Report this week. The Trust also invested $10 million in new business loans and commercial properties.

The Trust’s revenues reached $59 million over the year, an increase of $11 million from the previous fiscal...

By City of Trail on Thursday Aug 24 2017

The City of Trail and the Trail Historical Society (THS) are pleased to announce that the operations, management and staffing of the museum and archives will become the responsibility of the City of Trail, effective September 1, 2017.  This new operating structure aligns with the opening of the Riverfront Centre in early 2018 and transfers Sarah Benson’s current THS role of Director, Museum...

By Dermod Travis on Thursday Aug 24 2017

B.C.'s 2017 election will go down in the history books and in more ways than one.

The province’s closest election also turned out to be its most expensive.

While the final numbers will increase as a few stragglers report and additional candidate spending is tacked on, the B.C. Green party spent $905,000 on its campaign, the NDP $7.9 million and the B.C. Liberal party $13.6...

By Trail Champion on Thursday Aug 24 2017

A suspect being held in Trail RCMP cells has be re-arrested and charged with new crimes, according to Acting Sgt. Devon Reid.

Reid said the 25-year-old Trail man was arrested on Aug. 22 after a series of crimes over a 24-hour period (beginning Monday) saw the man allegedly commit arson, assault causing bodily harm, uttering threats and break-and-enter to a residence in Trail, in four...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

The Southeast Fire Centre issued a media release Wednesday about a lightning-caused fire is burning about 1.5 kilometres south of the Canada-U.S. border.

The wildfire is burning about 18 kilometres southwest of the community of Newgate and about 65 kilometres southeast of Cranbrook.

"The size of this fire is currently estimated at 178 hectares and smoke is highly visible from...

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