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By RDKB on Sunday May 20 2018

Evacuation orders were rescinded and downgraded to evacuation alerts for about 1000 properties or about 2000 people in the Boundary on May 20. This leaves 556 addresses on evacuation order and just over 900 people still waiting to return home.

In Grand Forks proper, about 377 properties were removed from evacuation zones and 754 people were free to go home. This included the...

By Regional District of Central Kootenay on Sunday May 20 2018

Rapid Damage Assessments continue across Boundary.

Residents at Christina Lake can now return to their homes where it’s safe to do so. All evacuation orders for Christina Lake have been downgraded to an evacuation alert. This means residents must still be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice if river levels rise to dangerous levels.

About 830 people who were ordered evacuated...

By Kyra Hoggan on Sunday May 20 2018

While many of the stories coming out of the flooding in Grand Forks have been heart-breakingly tragic, many have also been heart-breakingly uplifting, as well – including the one about 10-year-old Logan Engen and his friends.

 When Engen and his friends - Greg Hills, Hunter Watson, Daymek Surnak, Ryley Wolfram and Justin Hills – found out a classmate had lost everything but the shirt on...

By Contributor on Sunday May 20 2018

To help people impacted by the recent devastating flooding, the B.C. government is encouraging British Columbians to donate to the Canadian Red Cross and will match contributions up to a total of $20 million, Premier John Horgan has announced.

“British Columbians will always be there for each other in times of crisis,” Premier Horgan said. “We’re seeing incredible strength and...

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday May 18 2018

CORRECTION: The gun was not registered, but rather had a Possession & Acquisition License (PAL).

Grand Forks residents reported – and were alarmed by – a massive police response in town last night.

According to Director in Charge of BC RCMP Communications Dawn Roberts, the initial call was a firearm complaint, reporting multiple shots fired.


By Kyra Hoggan on Friday May 18 2018

A Trail man is heading to court this afternoon after police arrested him and executed a search warrant on his house, according to RCMP Cpl. Devon Reid.

“On May 17, at approximately 12 p.m., the Trail and Castlegar joint Crime Reduction Unit arrested a 46-year-old male from Trail for trafficking of controlled substances. Subsequently, at 5 p.m. on the same day, a search warrant was...

By Interior Health Authority on Thursday May 17 2018

Interior Health is advising residents that drinking water can be impacted during and after floods. If you are unsure of the safety of your water or uncertain about how it is impacted, then you should use an alternate source that is not affected by floods, such as bottled water.

Individuals with compromised immune systems and chronic illnesses, infants, or the elderly are at higher risk...

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday May 16 2018

The Boundary Region continues to brace for the latest onslaught of Mother Nature as residents prepare for the second wave of flooding predicted to arrive in the next few days thanks to high temperatures and a forecasted large accumulation of precipitation.

In preparation, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre is warning the public about sloughing and...

By Castlegar Source on Monday May 14 2018

The CIty of Castlegar is seeking public input on how to proceed with the municipal aspect of cannibas legalization.

In a press release issued Monday morning, the city announced two public meetings to take place later this month seeking feedback and offering information in discussing next steps within the context of communiity  regulation. There is also an online survey to go live May 23...

By Boundary Sentinel on Friday May 11 2018

RCMP in the Boundary report a man was shot during a police incident in the industrial park near Donaldson Drive and 75 Avenue in Grand Forks Wednesday afternoon.

The incident investigation is now being handled by the Independent Investigations Office.

RCMP said shortly before 3:30 p.m., May 10, 2018, Grand Forks RCMP officers were dispatched to a report of a car being driven...