Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, a popular tourist destination located west of the British Columbia-Alberta border 48 km southwest of Banff, has been closed immediately the Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Sunday.
Cpl Dan Moskaluk said in a media release Friday, a team of RCMP investigators are continuing their investigation into last Saturday’s interface fire which occurred in the Okanagan Centre Rd area of Lake Country.
Moskaluk said a dedicated tip line has been set up to encourage anyone with information to contact police.
West Kootenay Transit, in conjuction with BC Transit, are rolling out some changes to the local system starting Tuesday, August 1.
Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue responded to two brush fires in the Champion Lakes area within minutes of each other, according to Captain Grant Tyson.
The call came in at 2:28 p.m. and the incidents were under control by 3 p.m.
“They had it out in short order,” Tyson. “We sent a lot of resources. It's not getting any better out there, so we're on top of things.”
Currently in the Southeast Fire District, there are 21 fires actively burning, according to Fire Information Officer John Boivin, all but nine of which are being held or under control (those that are not are way up into the mountains and/or very small).
In response to the minister of public safety and solicitor general's request for Canadian Armed Forces support to assist British Columbia's work on the wildfires, Solicitor General Mike Farnworth expressed his gratitude and thanks for the Forces' agreement to help.
The Grand Forks Airshow 2017 has been a hit with the public as crowds lined the airport area to get a glimpse at the many acts on display.
The weather has been nothing short of perfect.
Studies show helping others leads to greater happiness and longer life.
So come out and help get the new Seven Summits Centre for Learning ready for the kids this fall and help yourself while helping others. It’s a win-win!
As summer temperatures increase, so does the risk of West Nile virus. The risk of getting West Nile virus is highest from the end of July through August. There are some important measures people can take to reduce their risk of infection.
The Seventh Annual Kootenay Festival is set to wow the crowds this Saturday at Millennium Park, and is expected to draw upwards of 2,500 celebrants.
“About 2,500 people came last year, and we’re expecting more this year,” said Audrey Maxwell-Polovnikoff of the Castlegar and District Recreation Department. “We have close to 50 vendors, and performers from across the Kootenays.”
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