The Regional District of Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has issued evacuation orders for five properties in the City of Grand Forks.
There has been a lot of misinformation and hyperbole lately about how the House of Commons will be conducting business over the next few weeks. Regular sittings of Parliament were suspended in mid-March because of the COVID-19 crisis. Since then, the House of Commons has been working, and in many ways working harder and better than usual, with a mix of virtual and in-person
Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:
"Today, we are announcing 11 new cases, for a total of 2,573 cases in British Columbia.
Sand and Sandbags
After issuing an evacuation alert for 1137 properties across the Boundary, impacting an estimated 2,300 residents Friday, Saturday, The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) activated the centre operations to Level Three in preparation for heavy rain and possible flooding events anticipated in the region.
In a press release Friday, Mercer indicated there will be a month of downtime this summer, over an above its annual shutdown. The press release reads as follows:
Friday evening, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre issued an evacuation alert for 1137 properties across the Boundary, impacting an estimated 2,300 residents.
Environment Canada has downgraded its weather watch to a Special Weather Statement following Saturday nights thunderstorms that hammered the southern interior of BC.
The Trail and Greater District Detachment continue to investigate the stabbing incident that occurred on May 29, and can provide the following update.
One man is dead and another in hospital after a stabbing at the Tempo Gas Station in Montrose.
Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich confirmed that the victim, a gas station employee, is in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
"I can also confirm that the suspect died of a self-inflicted wound," he added. "There is no danger to the public."
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