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By Rossland Telegraph on Friday Oct 05 2018

We’re getting an expanded Emergency Department, and significant electrical upgrades, at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.  As with most operations, there’s some pain involved; people coming to the hospital will be faced with change and inconvenience for parking and access.

Interior Health (IH) asks everyone coming to the hospital during construction to please:


By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Oct 01 2018

BC Wildfire said in a media release that Category 3 open fires are again permitted in the Boundary Fire Zone.

Campfires and Category 2 open burning are already allowed in the Boundary Fire Zone and throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction.

Anyone wishing to light a Category 3 open fire must obtain a burn registration number ahead of time by calling 1 888 797-1717. A...

By Sara Golling on Wednesday Sep 19 2018

The short answer:  LOTS.

What IS the Rossland Range Recreation Site? Readers who aren’t familiar with the Rec Site can find information about it at this link, including maps, history, pictures, and much more.  

Recent days have seen helicopter delivery of materials to continue the refurbishment of the...

By Contributor on Monday Sep 17 2018

In a media release Sunday, the BC Wildfire Service said there are two changes to the area restrictions on the Syringa Complex.

  • The area restriction that is in effect for the area north of the Rialto Forest Service Road (FSR) no longer prohibits access to the gun range on Rialto FSR. The area restriction now starts at the junction of the gun range access point on Rialto FSR,...
By Contributor on Wednesday Sep 12 2018

People in Grand Forks recovering from recent flooding will have access to approximately 100 new homes, as the Government of British Columbia expedites plans for two new housing projects.

“People in Grand Forks are experiencing extraordinary loss, and that is why we are taking extraordinary measures to make sure they receive the help they need as quickly as possible,” said Selina...

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Sep 11 2018
Trail Top Cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich issued a press release detailing the fire situation in Trail.
"On September 11, 2018, at approximately (4:45 p.m.), a wildfire was ignited in the forested area behind the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, on 1200 Hospital Bench Road, in Trail ... ...
By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Sep 11 2018

The interface fire above the Trail hospital is now estimated at two hectares in size, but the calming winds and lower temperatures are aiding crews in what has been a fierce attempt to knock down the blaze.

Emergency Program Coordinator Chris Marsh says the hospital has been making preparations to move people if necessary, but there are no evacuation alerts or orders in place, although...

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Sep 11 2018

A wildfire near the Trail hospital has drawn crews from the KBRFR as well as BC Wildfire Services, as well as prompting the activation of the Emergency Operations Centre as of about 5:20 p.m.

BC Wildifre Services information officer Justine Hunse says the fire is believed to be lightning-caused, and is roughly 0.8 hectares in size. As of 5:49 p.m., BCWS had 35 personnel en route,...

By Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Sep 11 2018

accelerateKootenays was in Rossland on for Golden City Days with their fully electric  Chevrolet Bolt.  They answered questions about electric vehicles at their booth at the Fall Fair and then allowed curious Rosslanders to take the Bolt for a test drive.  accelerate Kootenays is Canada’s first community-driven, collaborative strategy to build a clean...

By Castlegar Source on Friday Sep 07 2018

Police are seeking witnesses to an alleged sexual assault against a 13-year-old girl on a local transit bus, according to RCMP Acting Agt. Brett Turner.

"On Thursday, Sept. 6, .... between 4:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., in Castlegar,, an alleged sexual assault occurred against a 13-year-old female passenger by an adult male while the female was travelling on a BC Transit bus from Selkirk...