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By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday May 19 2020

Early Tuesday morning at approximately 1:30 a.m., the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre ordered six properties to evacuate when the Kettle River breached an illegally constructed berm, cutting off access to six homes in Johnson Flats near Grand Forks, possibly damaging some structures.

 The RDKB said high rainfall in areas in the Boundary on May 17 and 18 led the Kettle River to peak overnight on May 18.

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday May 18 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has issued evacuation alerts for seven properties in the low-lying Manly Meadows area of Electoral Area ‘D’/Rural Grand Forks due to the potential for loss of road access from rising Kettle River water levels.

The RDKB said residences of these properties listed in the attachment to this release are requested to be prepared to leave the area with very short notice.

The RDKB said the alert was issued to seven addresses in Edwards/Gilpin neighbourhood at midday today and affects about 18 people.

By Dan Kraus on Monday May 18 2020

Endangered species day (May 15, 2020) was established 15 years ago. 

It is a day for us to learn about the wildlife, plants, animals and insects that are at risk of disappearing and perhaps most importantly, what we can do about it.

Every nation has a unique role in saving our planet’s endangered species. As Canadians it’s important that we know about the plight and prospects of wildlife from around the world. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday May 17 2020


Environment Canadasaid the potential for heavy rainfall continues through Monday morning.

As of Sunday morning, 5 to 15 mm of rainfall has fallen across the southern interior.
“A moist and unstable atmosphere over the southern BC interior tonight will continue to provide favourable conditions for showers and thunderstorms,” Environment Canadasaid.


By Province of British Columbia on Saturday May 16 2020

Anne Kang, Minister of Citizens’ Services and responsible for Multiculturalism, has issued the following statement in response to the increase in hate crimes and incidents towards people of Asian heritage in B.C.:

By Boundary Sentinel on Saturday May 16 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary said in a media release, that if rainfall predicted by Environment Canada exceeds the 10 to 30 millimetres forecast for the region the 2020 freshet could continue with even higher flows in rivers and tributaries

The RDKB said unsettled weather is forecast to bring possible thunderstorms before Tuesday, May 19 when Boundary rivers would be close to their seasonal peak.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday May 15 2020

RCMP said in a media release Friday that a woman died at the scene following a two-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon on Highway 3A in Thrums.

RCMP said officers and Emergency Services responded to the fatal collision that happened at approximately 5:30 p.m. at Lookout Road, which is 16 kilometers west of South Slocan.

RCMP said it was determined that a northbound grey Honda Civic was rear-ended by a white Dodge pickup truck. 

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday May 13 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Wednesday said, thankfully, major rivers and tributaries across the Boundary received minimal amounts of precipitation and experienced cooler temperatures creating favorable freshet conditions so far this week.

The Special Weather Statement issued by Environment Canada, which called for major rain overnight, did not materialize but more unsettled weather is on its way.

By Bob Hall on Wednesday May 13 2020

Selkirk College is creating carefully crafted plans for a phased return to in-person delivery of post-secondary education on its campuses and learning centres.

The college adjourned in-person instruction on March 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, moving students to alternate delivery models for the remainder of the Winter Semester.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday May 13 2020

Residents of Riondel have planned a demonstration Friday in the East Shore town to protest a cell tower proposed for the center of the community.

The protest, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 15th, will be next door to Bob’s Bar and Grill near the TELUS property in Riondel.

“A significant number of residents here are very concerned about a 100-foot cell tower Telus wants to erect within the next few weeks,” Harreson Tanner, part of the Riondel Cell Tower Urgent Relocation Group, told The Nelson Daily in an emailed statement.