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By RDKB on Monday Jun 01 2020

The Regional District of Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has issued evacuation orders for 140 residences on multiple properties in the Grand Forks area.

 These latest evacuation orders apply to the following homes:

By RDKB on Monday Jun 01 2020

In a media release Monday, the BC River Forecast Centre issued a Flood Warning for the Boundary area of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary.

The RDKB Emergency Operations Centre said residents are warned that the river levels have exceeded bank-full or will exceed bank-full imminently, and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result.

By RDKB on Sunday May 31 2020

Updated:

The Regional District of Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has issued evacuation orders for five properties in the City of Grand Forks.

These latest evacuations are for four homes on Granby Road and one home on Victoria Avenue immediately northeast of downtown Grand Forks. Residents are required to leave the affected areas immediately due to the immediate threat of flooding from the Granby River.

Evacuation orders for 13 properties in rural Grand Forks

By Boundary Sentinel on Saturday May 30 2020

After issuing an evacuation alert for 1137 properties across the Boundary, impacting an estimated 2,300 residents Friday, Saturday, The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) activated the centre operations to Level Three in preparation for heavy rain and possible flooding events anticipated in the region.

The activation includes:

By Castlegar Source on Saturday May 30 2020

In a press release Friday, Mercer indicated there will be a month of downtime this summer, over an above its annual shutdown. The press release reads as follows:

"Mercer International Inc. (“Mercer”) (Nasdaq: MERC) reports that its Celgar mill, in addition to regularly planned maintenance downtime of five days, will be taking approximately 30 days of additional downtime (aggregate 52,000 ADMTs) in July 2020.

By Boundary Sentinel on Saturday May 30 2020

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.

The RDKB said due to the forecasted hot weather and heavy rainfall, a Boundary wide Evacuation Alert has been issued for properties within the 200 year floodplain and properties with potential for bank erosion. 

The area under Evacuation Alert extends from Carmi on the West Kettle River to Christina Lake.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday May 30 2020

Environment Canada has downgraded its weather watch to a Special Weather Statement following Saturday nights thunderstorms that hammered the southern interior of BC.

By Trail Champion on Friday May 29 2020

The Trail and Greater District Detachment continue to investigate the stabbing incident that occurred on May 29, and can provide the following update.

The victim has been released from hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. At this time, RCMP believe the incident to be isolated and not an attempted robbery nor racially motivated. The 30-year-old deceased suspect had been visiting the area for approximately two weeks. He was known to the RCMP, however, not to the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment.

By Trail Champion on Friday May 29 2020

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."

He said the deceased was not prevously known to police

The investigation continues.

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