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By Regional District of Central Kootenay on Tuesday Sep 04 2018

We have had some good news in the past week. In general, the cooler nights and shorter days are having a positive effect. The Evacuation Order for the Broadwater Road area north of Deer Park was downgraded to an Evacuation Alert, as was the Evacuation Order for the Sheep Creek Road area south-east of Salmo. That means that the threat has diminished enough that people in those areas can return...

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Sep 04 2018

A Castlegar man was killed by a train Saturday, according to a press release issued by RCMP Cpl. Jason Olney Tuesday afternoon.

"On Sept. 1, ... at about (1:30 p.m.), Castlegar RCMP responded to a report of a missing person, he said. "Shortly after receiving the report, RCMP located the missing 54-year-old male of Castlegar. He was located deceased on a remote portion of rail tracks in...

By Sara Golling on Tuesday Aug 28 2018

We all have ideas about how City Councillors should conduct themselves and all the things our council ought to do, but Monday evening’s session in Castlegar was presented by two well-informed experts on the topic whose ideas have withstood the test of reality.  If you have served on Council and think you’re an expert, read on – and see if you agree...

By RDKB on Tuesday Aug 28 2018


·         Thirty-three addresses remain on Evacuation Alert in the RDKB in near the Horns Mountain / Santa Rosa fire. 

·         Temperatures early this week will remain cooler than normal. Over the last two days the West Kootenays has seen some rain, the Boundary however has not received much.  There is a chance of showers on Thursday with the passage...

By Regional District of Central Kootenay on Wednesday Aug 22 2018

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) would like to recognize the efforts of RDCK firefighters from a number of fire halls in the region who are helping to fight wildfires. While the BC Wildfire Service is responsible for wildfire response, RDCK crews are on the ground in our communities helping to keep people and structures safe.

“I would like to personally thank all the...

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Aug 21 2018

A wildfire was discovered yesterday six km northwest of Genelle and about seven km west of Blueberry, according to Fire Information Officer Ashley Davidoff.

“It’s roughly 22 hectares in size,” Davidoff said, adding the blaze is believed to be lightning-caused.

“Resources on site today include ground crews and two bucketing helicopters,” she said. “It’s burning on a ridgetop, and...

By Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Aug 21 2018

Rossland’s Flying Steamshovel often hosts musicians who perform in larger centres on their tours.  One example is the East Pointers, a JUNO-award-winning, Celtic-inspired Canadian trio who will play at the Shovel in October.  They’re beginning their fall tour in a few places south of the border, such as Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Muncie, Indiana, then returning to Canada to...

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Aug 21 2018

The Air Quality Index in Castlegar has improved to ‘unhealthy’ from yesterday’s ‘hazardous – a dramatic improvement, but that’s the least of today’s good news.

Environment Canada is now calling for low temperatures and rain over the weekend, beginning Thursday night, and carrying on, potentially, through until at least Monday (see forecast here...

By RDKB on Monday Aug 20 2018

On the advice of the BC Wildfire Service, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has rescinded an evacuation alert for 22 addresses near the Toronto Creek Fire, on the east side of the Granby River Valley. The Toronto Creek Fire is now fully contained and guarded, and classified as under control by the BC Wildfire Service.

Those addresses no longer on evacuation alert include all...

By Regional District of Central Kootenay on Monday Aug 20 2018

All current Evacuation ALERTS remain in effect:

- Bulldog Mountain wildfire, affecting the area along Lower Arrow Lake from Renata to Shields
- Deer Creek wildfire, affecting the area from south of Deer Park at Cayuse Creek, northwest along the lake to the end of Broadwater Road, and north to the end of Deer Creek Forest Service Road