In a press release Friday, Mercer indicated there will be a month of downtime this summer, over an above its annuak 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 issued a Severe Thunderstorm warning for Saturday evening in the southern interior of BC, including Boundary region, West Kootenay and Arrow/Slocan Lakes.
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.
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."
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.
In recognition of the significant role the province’s honey bees and native pollinators play in B.C.’s agricultural industry and the lives of British Columbians, May 29 is proclaimed Day of the Honey Bee.
It’s a humble Selkirk College department of two that has proven itself mighty in the face of the daunting COVID-19 pandemic.
Air Canada has extended the suspension of its West Kootenay Regional Airport passenger flights until at least Sept. 8, 2020.
The extended suspension includes flights to and from Calgary and Vancouver.
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has been working very closely with the City of Grand Forks and other regional partners to prepare for possible moderate to high levels of flooding early next week.
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