Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has been researching and writing about the history and politics of water in the upper Columbia Basin since 2005.
Toadfest celebrates a milestone this year – it turns 10! Toadfest 2019 is at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp, on Wednesday Aug. 21, 2019 from 4: to 7 p.m., and Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
Police have released a new image of missing Nakusp man Christopher Sanford, taken July 30, 2019.
"It is a true reflection of his appearance when he went missing," said RCMP Cpl. Jaime Moffat.
Nakusp RCMP is seeking assistance in locating Christopher Sanford, who was reported missing on August 5, according to RCMP Cpl. Jaime Moffat.
A shipment of drugs en route to Shambhala has been seized by police, according to a police press release issued Thursday.
“Central Saanich Police have arrested a man in his 20s and are recommending several charges of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking,” the release said. “The man is the subject of a months-long investigation and the most recent search warrant was executed on Tuesday, Aug. 6.
A truck and travel trailer bound for an electronic music festival was stopped on the way to the Swartz Bay ferry terminal and seized.
A fire in downtown Castlegar early this morning has damaged an unoccupied house beyond repair, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.
He said the call came in at 5:27 a.m. to attend a structure fire in the 400 block of 11 Avenue. Crews, including Ladder One Engine One, a command vehicle and nine firefighters, arrived on scene at 5:39 a.m. to find a fully-involved blaze.
The fire spread to nearby evergreen trees as well, Lattanzio said.
2017 and 2018 saw extreme wildfire activity with a record number of fires across BC and in the Basin.
As summer temperatures increase, so does the risk of West Nile virus. The risk of getting West Nile virus is highest in August.
West Nile virus is a disease that is spread from infected corvid birds (crows, ravens, magpies, and jays) to humans through mosquito bites. It was first detected in B.C. in the South Okanagan during the summer of 2009. Since then there have been five human cases - all in the Okanagan.
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.