It appears decisions regarding the 80-plus year-old FortisBC Administration building at South Slocan will be made the upcoming months said Nicole Bogdanovic Corporate Communications Advisor for the power & gas company.
Bogdanovic said the current administration building, which houses Generation staff next to the Kootenay River at South Slocan, will be vacated once the new Kootenay Operations Centre (KOC) opens in the fall.
Two seasoned MLA's from the West Kootenay have found a place at the cabinet table of John Horgan's NDP government following a ceremony at Government House in Victoria Tuesday afternoon.
Nelson Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, elected to the BC Legislature in 2009 and Katrine Conroy, first elected in 2005 from Kootenay West, are two of the 10 women named to the 20-minister cabinet.
The Special Air Quality Statement issued by Environment Canada remains as smoke from the BC wildfires continues to cause poor air quality and reducing visibility.
"Smoke concentrations will vary widely as winds, fire behaviour and temperatures change," the Environment Canada statement said.
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The BC SPCA’s ninth annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest is now open for entries. The goal is to capture the best of British Columbia’s wildlife through the lens, whether the subjects are in your own backyard or in the vast natural wilderness of the province. All amateur photographers at least 14 years of age are invited to enter the competition, which runs from July 15 to Sept. 15, by submitting their most impressive digital images of B.C.’s wildlife.
BC Wildfire Service is expecting smoke from the Kamloops and Cariboo Fire Centres to drift into the Southeast Fire Centre by Sunday Karlie Shaughnessy of the Fire Information Office said in a media release.
Shaughnessy added smoke is expected to continue moving through this region, so long as the prevailing winds come from the west and northwest.
As for wildfires in the Southeast Fire Centre, Shaughnessy said the region has a few wildfires that have responding crews.
Residents in communities across Interior Health affected by fires burning and resulting smoky skies should be aware that smoke conditions and local air quality can change due to the unpredictable nature of fires.
Environment Canada has ended the Special Weather Statement for the Boundary/West Kootenay as temperatures begin to cool into Sunday evening and Monday.
The Environment Canada Monday forecast calls for a mix of sun and cloud, becoming cloudy near noon with 60 percent chance of showers in the afternoon as well as a risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.
Effective at noon Pacific time on Friday, July 7, 2017, campfires are prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.
This campfire ban will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified.
S/Sgt. Annie Linteau, E Division Senior Media Relations Officer with the RCMP said in a media release Thursday, police are continuing their investigation of a sexual assault that allegedly occurred on Tuesday (July 4, 2017) between 9:30-9:50 a.m. at the Boundary Creek Provincial Park, located four kilometres west of Greenwood.
Linteau said a woman reported that she was travelling alone in her vehicle on Highway 3, just west of Grand Forks, when she observed a man in a newer silver Toyota SUV pull up beside her and look at her before pulling in behind her.
Balfour Golf Club professional Craig Wilkinson is a great supporter of finding a cure for ALS.
So much, that last week (June 26) Wilkinson golfed 200 holes in the sunrise to sunset fundraiser to support of those living with ALS, playing for 11 hours, 27 minutes, and 26 seconds to achieve the mark.
Wilkinson began the day at 6 a.m., finished with six round scores of 69, 70, 73, 74, 68, 68 along with 46 birdies.
“I always find myself looking forward to the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS each June,” said Wilkinson, Head Golf Professional at Balfour.