We’re getting an expanded Emergency Department, and significant electrical upgrades, at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. As with most operations, there’s some pain involved; people coming to the hospital will be faced with change and inconvenience for parking and access.
Interior Health (IH) asks everyone coming to the hospital during construction to please:
1. Allow extra time beforehand, for parking and access – especially for appointments.
BC Wildfire said in a media release that Category 3 open fires are again permitted in the Boundary Fire Zone.
Campfires and Category 2 open burning are already allowed in the Boundary Fire Zone and throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction.
Anyone wishing to light a Category 3 open fire must obtain a burn registration number ahead of time by calling 1 888 797-1717. A burn registration number is not required to light a Category 2 open fire.
On the eve of the calendar flipping to October, Mother Nature sent a message to drivers in the Boundary, Kootenay Lake and West Kootenay regions that winter is right around the corner in the form of a Special Weather Statement.
Anyone driving Highway 3 from the Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass should be aware of an early season snowfall.
“An approaching low-pressure system combined with snow levels lowering to 1200 to 1500 metres will give snow to the southern interior highway mountain passes (Sunday),” the Environment Canada website said.
In a media release, BC RCMP Traffic Services are reminding drivers to be prepared for the changing, and sometimes challenging, driving conditions as the winter months near.
October is Drive Relative to Conditions month in BC and police will be out in force throughout the province stopping drivers and checking vehicles to ensure motorists are safe and vehicles are properly equipped to meet winter driving conditions.
The first day of October also begins the law where winter tires or chains are required on most routes in in the province, from October 1 to March 31.
Returning to the classrooms where they received the foundation of their education, a trio of Selkirk College Nursing Program alumnae are now helping foster the next generation of health care professionals.
Alyssa Franklin, Katrina Verschoor and Jocelyn Schroeder are three recent additions to the faculty in the Nursing Program based out of the Castlegar Campus. Students who study in the program take all four years of their education at Selkirk College and through a vital partnership ultimately earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Victoria.
In a media release Sunday, the BC Wildfire Service said there are two changes to the area restrictions on the Syringa Complex.
West Kootenay/Boundary defeated Vancouver Island North 17-12 to capture the Gold Medal in Slopitch at the 2018 BC 55-Plus Senior Games Saturday in Cranbrook.
The BC 55-plus Senior Games wrapped up Saturday following four days of competition in Cranbrook and Kimberley.
The meeting was a rematch of a game Friday between the two clubs in Slopitch.
Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, the BC Wildfire Service said in a media release that campfires will once again be permitted throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction, due to decreased wildfire risks in the region.
People in Grand Forks recovering from recent flooding will have access to approximately 100 new homes, as the Government of British Columbia expedites plans for two new housing projects.
“People in Grand Forks are experiencing extraordinary loss, and that is why we are taking extraordinary measures to make sure they receive the help they need as quickly as possible,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “The Province is fast-tracking these much-needed housing projects to support the community in long-term recovery efforts.”