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By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Jun 15 2021

Environment Canada issued a Severe Thunderstorm warning Tuesday for southern interior of BC, including Boundary, East and West Kootenay, Kootenay Lake and Arrow Lakes/Slocan Lake regions.

Environment Canada said showers will end this morning followed by a 60 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms.

Environment Canada said there is a risk of a thunderstorm early Tuesday morning and into the afternoon. 

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Jun 11 2021

Eugene Volokhov of Balfour is one happy fisherman.

The Balfour resident recently was announced by the West Arm Outdoors Club and B.C. Wildlife Federation as the winner of the grand prize draw of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program. 

Volokhov is the grand prize winner of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program final draw, winning a sleek 18’ Kingfisher boat equipped with a 115hp Yamaha engine, valued at over $50,000, from Jones Boys Boats & Marina.

“Winning the grand prize was a big surprise," Volokhov exclaimed.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Jun 11 2021

Ti Loran of Mount Sentinel High School in South Slocan is one of four students to be chosen as recipients of the Columbia Basin Trust Neil Muth Scholarship.

Loran joins Jet Noble and Robert Tinney from Creston and Emjai Deschamps from Revelstoke as the 2021 Neil Muth Scholarship award winners.

Each student receives $2,500 from the Neil Muth Scholarship to support post-secondary studies.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Jun 10 2021

A media release Thursday from the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) said the Ministry of Environment (MOE) has confirmed that invasive Asian clams (Corbicula fluminea) were found in the Pend D’Oreille River this spring.

The Pend D’Oreille River is a tributary of the Columbia River that passes through southeastern BC.

The CKISS said in the release that this is the first confirmed presence of live invasive freshwater clams in the Central Kootenay region.

By Contributor on Tuesday Jun 08 2021

Police officers working on the front lines never truly know what unique situations they will encounter day to day in policing the beautiful province of British Columbia. This past Friday in Clinton, two RCMP officers never would have guessed they would be asked to help a motorist break free a large bird-of-prey from behind the front grill of a full sized pickup truck.

By City of Trail on Tuesday Jun 08 2021

Learn to skateboard for free, all summer! From July 6 to Aug. 26, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Skatepark Hosts will be available at the Trail SK8 Park to offer free drop in skateboard coaching.

By Contributor on Monday Jun 07 2021

The body of a missing woman, whose vehicle went off the roadway and into a fast moving river Friday morning near Keremeos, has now been located and recovered.

RCMP wishes to clarify the location of the collision and apologize for any confusion. Police can now confirm that Amy Sabean’s vehicle veered off of Ashnola Road, and plunged into the Ashnola River, approximately 15 km from the Similkameen River. Because the water was moving so fast, the search for Amy extended to the Similkameen River in hopes she could be located there.

By Contributor on Monday Jun 07 2021

There are four different types of knotweed in our province, three of which have been found in the Boundary.

In 2015, the Boundary Invasive Species Society (BISS) found giant knotweed (Fallopia sachalinensis) while surveying Kettle River.

There are a number of sites of Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) in the Boundary area, but most of it is bohemian knotweed (Fallopia bohemica). Bohemian knotweed is a hybrid of Japanese and giant knotweed. A lot of it is being grown in people’s yards and it is starting to escape.

By RDKB on Thursday Jun 03 2021

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue (KBRFR) crews along with other Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) firefighters from Christina Lake, Grand Forks and from fire departments across the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) will participate in advanced wildfire suppression training this week.

Thirty-nine structural firefighters will gain the skills and knowledge to lead a single fire engine and attached personnel to fight wildland fires this summer.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jun 02 2021

The Trail & District Arts Council and The Royal Theatre have joined forces toimagine your new, favourite summer experience, the Silver Screen Drive-in. Running from June 18 to Sept. 25, filmswill screen Thursday through Saturday at duskin the Waneta Plaza upper parking lot.

Building on the history of the Auto-Vue Drive-in, which ran in the same area from 1952 to 2003, this collaborationwill bring the best in blockbuster and independent movies and more to Trail on a 40-foot inflatable screen!

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