2017 and 2018 saw extreme wildfire activity with a record number of fires across BC and in the Basin.
Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement Wednesday for the Southern Interior, including the Boundary, Kootenay Lake and West Kootenay regions.
Environment Canada said a ridge of high pressure originating from the desert U.S. has set up shop over the BC interior.
“The spell of hot weather associated with the ridge will continue through Thursday,” Environment Canada said on its website.
At this time Environment Canada doesn’t expect to issue a widespread Heat Warning for the southern interior.
In a media release, RCMP in Grand Forks said officers executed a search warrant on a hotel room in the downtown area and seized large quantities of drugs, cash, and weapons.
The search warrant was executed on Friday, August 2, 2019 at a hotel room in the downtown area of Grand Forks.
During the search, Terrance “Buck” Fiolleau, a 46-year-old Grand Forks man was arrested and charged with two counts of possession for-the-purpose of trafficking, two counts of unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, and three counts of failing to comply with an undertaking.
Environmentalists are breathing a sigh of relief after the BC Appeal Court upheld a provincial government decision that Jumbo Glacier Resort no longer has a valid environmental certificate and the resort cannot be built until re-assessed.
Two of three BC Appeal Court Judges ruled that a decision by the Ministry of Environment four years ago was valid.
BC Wildfire helicopters and North Shore Fire Department crews attended the scene of a fire north of Nelson on the mountainside above Highway 3A approximately two to three kilometers from the Big Orange Bridge.
BC Wildfire Service said reports the fire started after a tree hit the power line.
There was a severe gust of wind over the Nelson area at approximately 3 p.m. A short time later smoke could be seen from Nelson.
Charges against six employees of a marijuana dispensary in Nelson following a raid by City Police on the morning of March 20, 2018 have been dropped said Chief Constable Paul Burkart in a media release Friday.
Chief Burkart said NPD received written communication on July 30, 2019, from the Public Prosecutors Service of Canada confirming that the charges against the six employees of MMJ would not be approved.
Chief Burkart added the document confirmed that the reason for no charge approval was the lack of public interest.
Story by Jas Baweja
Staff were buzzing with energy early July when they walked in to work to find bunches of bees gathered on the grounds at Brilliant Dam, a power generation facility owned by Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust, and operated by FortisBC.
Following two years of hot, dry weather to begin summer holidays, July returned to relatively cool, showery month said Ron Lakeman, meteorologist at the Southeast Fire Centre in the monthly weather synopsis.
Lakeman said July averaged out to be near normal as far as the total amount of rain and the mean monthly temperature.
“The average daily high temperature was 1 (one) degree cooler than normal and even though the amount of rain was near normal the number of days in which measurable rain fell was greater than normal,” Lakeman explained.
With increasing temperatures and drier conditions in many parts of the province, British Columbians are urged to do everything they can to prevent wildfires on the B.C. Day long weekend and in the weeks ahead.
The city slammed the door on another non-medical cannabis retail licence application for Grand Forks, denying a development variance deemed for Donaldson Drive in the old Greyhound Bus depot.
City council narrowly voted against approving the development variance permit application recently to reduce — from 100 metres to 36 m. — the setback distance from a building or structure in the Community Use Zone at 7500 Donaldson Drive for Weeds Glass and Gifts.