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By RDKB on Sunday May 31 2020

The Regional District of Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has issued evacuation orders for six properties on Beatrice Street in Johnson Flats and seven properties in Manly Meadows along Manly Meadows Road due to immediate threat from rising floodwaters. A full list of properties ordered evacuated is attached to this email.

By Boundary Sentinel on Saturday May 30 2020

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.

The activation includes:

By Castlegar Source on Saturday May 30 2020

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:

"Mercer International Inc. (“Mercer”) (Nasdaq: MERC) reports that its Celgar mill, in addition to regularly planned maintenance downtime of five days, will be taking approximately 30 days of additional downtime (aggregate 52,000 ADMTs) in July 2020.

By Boundary Sentinel on Saturday May 30 2020

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.

The RDKB said due to the forecasted hot weather and heavy rainfall, a Boundary wide Evacuation Alert has been issued for properties within the 200 year floodplain and properties with potential for bank erosion. 

The area under Evacuation Alert extends from Carmi on the West Kettle River to Christina Lake.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday May 30 2020

Environment Canada has downgraded its weather watch to a Special Weather Statement following Saturday nights thunderstorms that hammered the southern interior of BC.

By Trail Champion on Friday May 29 2020

On Friday May 29, at approximately 1:44 p.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP received a report that a 21-year-old male employee of the Montrose Gas Station, in Montrose, BC, sustained a non life-threatening injury after he was stabbed by a 30-year-old male suspect. The victim is expected to make a full recovery.

The suspect immediately fled the scene after the stabbing. Approximately 15 minutes after the initial incident, the RCMP found the suspect deceased from an apparent self-inflicted
wound in the back yard of a vacant Montrose residence. 

By Trail Champion on Friday May 29 2020

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."

He said the deceased was not prevously known to police

The investigation continues.

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By Province of British Columbia on Friday May 29 2020

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 four new cases, for a total of 2,562 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 228 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 2,170 people who tested positive have recovered.

By Bob Hall on Friday May 29 2020

It’s a humble Selkirk College department of two that has proven itself mighty in the face of the daunting COVID-19 pandemic.

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