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By Trail Champion on Friday May 25 2018

A Trail man has been transported to hospital with unknown injuries following an explosion in the Gulch today, according to Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Darren Oelke.

He said the call came in at 12:45 p.m.

“The windows blew out, there’s debris everywhere – it was a good explosion,” Oelke said, adding the cause of the blast is still under investigation.

He said there was also a...

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday May 24 2018

In a media release Thursday, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary said it is launching its Boundary Flood Resilience Centre to help all victims of the 2018 catastrophic floods in the Boundary region.

The release said the Resilience Centre will open at the Grand Forks Curling Rink on Saturday, May 26th at 9 a.m. as the Red Cross...

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday May 24 2018

Rapid innovation and technology adoption across the forest sector in rural B.C. will be fostered through a new research program spearheaded by Selkirk College.

Selkirk College’s Applied Research and Innovation Centre (ARIC) has been successful in securing $1.7 million in funding from the Natural Science & Engineering Council of...

By Trail Champion on Thursday May 24 2018

An acid spill drew emergency crews to Hwy 3B yesterday, according to KBRFR Cpt. Grant Tyson.

In a media release issued this morning, Tyson said, "a truck hauling sulfuric acid had some spills along Hwy 3B. Starting at Highway 3B and Rossland Avenue and continuing to the west entrance of Glenmerry, where the truck came to a stop.

“Teck’s Emergency...

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday May 23 2018

Another positive sign Grand Forks is getting back to a bit of normalcy after the Great Flood of 2018 happened Wednesday when Interfor Corporation announced that it resumed operations at the Boundary City sawmill.

Management had closed the sawmill in Grand Forks for the past two weeks due to following severe flooding in the area.

The sawmill was temporarily curtailed on May 10,...

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday May 22 2018

In a media release Tuesday, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) said it has rescinded evacuation orders for about 171 addresses in the Downtown and North Ruckle areas due to a decreased threat of flooding.

However, the EOC said these properties, like all properties taken off evacuation order, remain on evacuation alert. 

"Although the...

By Bob Hall on Tuesday May 22 2018

Two members of Selkirk College’s Class of 2018 have taken a significant step in their pursuit of becoming doctors after receiving offers of admission from the MD Undergraduate Program at the University of British Columbia.

Svetlana Hadikin and Adib Malas graduated from the Rural Pre-Medicine (RPM) Program in April and earlier this month learned they have been accepted into medical...

By CBT on Tuesday May 22 2018

A large south-facing roof in the small community of Edgewood has now been equipped to generate electricity. With $22,500 in support from Columbia Basin Trust, the Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department Society recently installed solar panels on the local fire hall.

The 42 panels will use the sun to generate up to 15 kilowatts of power. This will reduce expenses for the society, reduce...

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday May 22 2018

A movement is gaining momentum among Grand Forks youth to protect and preserve the Vienna Woods pine forest.

Joanie Koch-Kalanj, a long-time school teacher in Burnaby and BC’s Interior, is taking an active role to help the students’ voices be heard. 

I went to the Grand Forks City Council meeting on May 9th and read out a number of questions that...

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday May 21 2018

The Boundary is slowly returning to normal as the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre rescinded approximately 882 evacuation orders across the region Monday.

In a media release, the RDKB EOC said about 151 addresses remain on evacuation order, primarily in the Downtown and North Ruckle area. At the height of the flooding, 3,000 residents were force out by...