Rain and cooler temperatures have so far led to a comparatively calm start to the fire season in our region, according to Southeast Fire Centre information officer Ashlene Aktarian.
“We’re seeing a low level of fire activity in the southeast fire centre due to rainfall,” Aktarian said. “We have three active fires in the region, and they are all very small, less than one hectare, and they are all under control.”
One is just outside Kimberley, another outside Golden, and a third is outside Christina Lake.
Wildfires are a regular part of summer in British Columbia, and with wildfires comes the potential for wildfire smoke pollution. The best way to protect your health from wildfire smoke pollution is to be prepared with ways to reduce your exposure to smoke.
Here are seven steps that you can take to prepare for wildfire smoke events:
As the Selkirk College Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) Program moves into its fifth decade of providing quality training for a new era of frontline workers, those who have laid the groundwork say now is the perfect time to enter the rewarding career pathway.
The rain is pounding down outside this morning as I sit looking out my livingroom window with tablet and coffee in hand. I'm warm and dry enjoying the idea that being retired means I am no longer on the highway investigating collisions in this weather. Of course, Murphy was listening...
Police believe there may be a connection between a series of petty thefts in Trail over the weekend, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
“On July 6 at 4:29 p.m. the Trail … RCMP received a report that a 64-year-old-male had his pants containing his wallet with his bank cards, credit cards, and cash and truck keys stolen from the men’s change room at the Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre … after briefly leaving them unattended,” Wicentowich said in a press release Monday. “The investigation is ongoing.”
A minor disagreement allegedly led to a serious assault over the weekend, according to Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
On July 7, at 3:20 p.m. the Trail RCMP responded to a complaint of a 46-year-old male suspect allegedly assaulting his 34-year-old male roommate with a baseball bat in the 1700 block of Groutage Avenue.
In a media release, the City for Grand Forks said City Council will discuss the mitigation project buy outs and policy direction at the 9 a.m. July 15th Committee of the Whole.
The meeting will hopefully give more information to residents about the process and in-kind support under consideration.
Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Boundary/West Kootenay regions.
Environment Canada said conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing large hail and heavy rain.
“An upper low-pressure system over Vancouver Island will result in a southerly flow of moist, unstable air over the southern interior today,” the Environment Canada website said.
The BC SPCA is reminding pet owners that summer temperatures can be deadly, especially for dogs left in parked vehicles. The non-profit animal welfare society has launched a #NoHotPets campaign to urge dog owners to keep their pets safe at home. The campaign includes information on the dangers of dogs in hot cars, steps to take if you see an animal in distress and free car decals people can request to help spread the word and save lives.
The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club announced on Thursday that play-by-play broadcaster Trevor Miller will not be returning to the organization for the 2019/20 season to pursue another job opportunity.