BC Wildfire Service asks public to stay away from air tankers, helicopters

As the wildfire season heats up, the BC Wildfire Service has issued a public service announcement in the interest of crew and public safety. BC Wildfire Service is asking the public to assist in the fighting of wildfires by staying well away from areas where air tankers or helicopters are operating. “People using other watercraft […]

Highway 6 near Silverton closed due to Aylwin, Komonko Creek wildfires

Wildfires south of Silverton has forced the closure of Highway 6 Saturday. The DriveBC website said 11.5 kilometers of Highway 6 has been closed to traffic for both local and responder safety, with no estimated time of opening due to local wildfires in the Slocan Valley. Anyone travelling in this area can detour on Highway […]

Aircraft crash and fire results in two fatalities — RCMP

RCMP in Tofino are investigating after a report of an aircraft crash and fire resulted in the deaths of two people and serious injuries to a third. RCMP said that on Thursday, July 18, 2024, at 12:48 p.m., the Tofino RCMP received a report of a plane crash on a runway at the Long Beach […]

UPDATED: BC Wildfire continues aerial assault on Eagle Creek fire, RDCK issues Evacuation Order for 11 properties near Aylwin Creek wildfire

BC Wildfire crews continue to use ground and aerial assaults throughout Thursday to deal with the Eagle Creek wildfire, located approximately 6.5 kilometres west of the City of Nelson and above the community of Blewett. Two CL-215T air tankers and a helicopter bucketing water have been applying water through the air while crews also battle […]

New funding provided for local emergency operations centres, including RDCK and Nelson

Residents of nearly 30 communities will be safer during emergencies with provincial funding for emergency operations centres that will enhance local governments’ and First Nations’ response to emergencies. The RDCK EOC will receive $29,650 for equipment and training, while the Nelson EOC will get $30,000 for an enhancement project. Emergency operations centres (EOCs) are essential […]

Castlegar hockey player commits to Trail Smoke Eaters

The Trail Smoke Eaters are proud to announce the signing of Brayden Rotach (’07). Rotach is a 5’11”, 165-pound left shot forward from Castlegar, BC and played last season with the Okanagan Rockets U18 AAA program in the BCEHL. In 36 games this past season, Brayden scored 17 goals and added 30 assists for 47 […]

Single motor vehicle incident in Fruitvale leads to impaired driving charge

On Saturday, July 13, 2024, at 8:20 p.m. frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officers and BC EHS responded to a report of a single motor vehicle incident involved two people in the 4300 block of Ross Spur Road, in Fruitvale, BC. “When officers arrived, they located the two people involved in the incident,” said […]

No one injured in Fruitvale structure fire

Crews were called out to a structure fire in Fruitvale Monday evening, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Chief Dan Derby. “Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the fire, which had spread to a nearby vehicle, to prevent further extension to nearby structures and trees,” Derby said. “No one was home at the time, and […]

BC Highway Patrol floored by multiple excessive speeders

On the heels of a tragic trend of fatal crashes, BC Highway Patrol are pleading with drivers around the Province to slow down according to Insp. Chad Badry, acting Operations Officer for BC Highway Patrol. “On July 14, 2024, a BC Highway Patrol Squamish member observed a blue 4 door sedan and red motorcycle travelling through […]

Rossland Acoustic Music Camp Buzzes With Guitar, Ukelele, Mandolin, Singing and Songwriting Workshops

Get ready to strum, pluck, and sing your heart out at the Rossland Acoustic Music Camp (RAMCamp)! Registration is now open for our spectacular weekend of workshops happening from Friday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Sept. 29, 2024, in the beautiful town of Rossland, B.C. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned musician, aged 14 to […]

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