Residents in communities across Interior Health affected by fires burning and resulting smoky skies should be aware that smoke conditions and local air quality can change due to the unpredictable nature of fires.
After Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and Minister responsible for Emergency Management BC, announced a provincial state of emergency Friday, the Regional District of Central Kootenay has sent out its own release asking the public to be ready in case wildfires strike the region.
Interior Health teams across IH West are working closely with emergency officials from several agencies to respond to the wildfire activity around the communities we serve.
Together, we are carefully considering the best options for our patients and staff who are located where significant wildfire activity is ongoing.
Environment Canada has ended the Special Weather Statement for the Boundary/West Kootenay as temperatures begin to cool into Sunday evening and Monday.
The Environment Canada Monday forecast calls for a mix of sun and cloud, becoming cloudy near noon with 60 percent chance of showers in the afternoon as well as a risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.
The BC Wildfire Service is not taking any chances with people being careless not that the campfire ban has been issued for the Southeast Fire Centre.
Canada Day 2017 going to carry more of a special meaning to a pair of Nelson friends than it just being Canada’s 150th birthday celebration.
That was a day when quick thinking by a friend turned what could have been a catastrophe into a blessing on Kootenay Lake.
“We want people to be careful and make sure if you are swimming to have other people close by or wear a lifejacket,” said former Nelsonite David Lundie after he was involved in a near-death experience near Troupe Junction Saturday.
S/Sgt. Annie Linteau, E Division Senior Media Relations Officer with the RCMP said in a media release Thursday, police are continuing their investigation of a sexual assault that allegedly occurred on Tuesday (July 4, 2017) between 9:30-9:50 a.m. at the Boundary Creek Provincial Park, located four kilometres west of Greenwood.
Linteau said a woman reported that she was travelling alone in her vehicle on Highway 3, just west of Grand Forks, when she observed a man in a newer silver Toyota SUV pull up beside her and look at her before pulling in behind her.
Combine beautiful weather, vacation time and our great outdoors and you’ve got the ingredients for a lot of people having fun on and around the water. Add this year’s fast-flowing, high water levels, poor judgement, lack of preparation and alcohol and you’ve got the recipe for a tragedy.
June was a tale of two weather months said Ron LakemanWeather Forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre.
Lakeman said June opened with unsettled conditions coupled with variable temperatures before closing with the final two weeks of warm, hot and dry weather.
“Showers or thundershowers occurred on nine of the initial 16 days as a series of Pacific disturbances pushed across southern BC,” Lakeman explained.
“(Then) temperatures were warmer and no measurable rain fell during the final two weeks of the month as high pressure was more influential.”
With construction on the $18.9 million Selkirk College Silver King Campus refresh project starting to move into full swing, Metal Fabricator Foundation Program student Jennifer Perepelkin has walked into an opportunity to be part of the exciting transformation.
Perepelkin is one of two Selkirk College trades students hired by general contractor Yellowridge Construction to work part-time on the project that is modernizing the aging shops and adding a new student commons building at the campus located in Nelson’s Rosemont neighbourhood.