FortisBC experienced storm-related damage to its electricity system overnight and this morning and we’re working to restore service to about 1,500 FortisBC customers in the Christina Lake and communities between Nelson, Crawford Bay and Kaslo.
Our crews are committed to restoring power quickly and safely 24 hours a day in all weather. Five crews worked throughout the night to assess damage, remove trees and repair lines. Five additional crews, including one brought in from the South Okanagan, continue to work in the area today.
A BC Hydro report finds the increased use of A/C in B.C. workplaces is leading to worker discomfort and conflict between employees and employers.
RCMP have issued a warning to the public Tuesday to be on the lookout for two teens from Port Alberni believed to be involved in the double homicide of Chynna Noelle Deese, 24, and Lucas Robertson Fowler, 23 and a suspicious death in northern B.C.
"Given these latest developments, Kam and Bryer are no longer consider missing," the RCMP media release said.
"RCMP are considering Kam McLeod (19) and Bryer Schmegelsky (18) as suspects in the Dease Lake suspicious death investigation and the double homicide of Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese."
The operator of a motorcycle was medevacked to hospital Monday afternoon following highway accident on Highway 6 in Crescent Valley.
The accident happened shortly after noon when the operator collided with a truck on Highway 6 near the Crescent Valley Fire Department.
Crescent Valley and Tarry’s Fire Departments responded to the accident which slowed traffic to single lane while first responders dealt with the victims’ injuries.
On July 19, after 12 a.m., the Castlegar RCMP responded to a break and enter after a Castlegar home owner disrupted a break and enter to their residence. The Castlegar resident was home at the time of the incident when an unknown male attempted to gain entry through an unlocked door. After a brief struggle the suspect departed on foot and the resident was able to lock the door and contact police. Castlegar RCMP arrived within in minutes of the report and arrested the suspect. The homeowner suffered no injuries during the incident.
New plantings and building materials have been restricted in the new regulations passed to move the city closer to becoming more resistant to wildfires.
People across the city will no longer be able to plant highly combustible coniferous evergreen trees and bushes within close proximity of their homes as council passed changes last week to its bylaws to improve the city’s resiliency to the effect of wildfire.
During its June regularly scheduled board meeting, Regional District of Kootenay Boundary board members endorsed the new Responsible Conduct Guiding Principles Policy/Code of Conduct for RDKB elected officials.
The document sets out clearly articulated expectations and minimum requirements related to integrity, accountability, respect, leadership and collaboration. The Principles and Code serve as a foundation for responsible behavior expected of the RDKB Board of Directors, Alternate Directors as well as other appointed officials while assuming their roles and responsibilities.
A pair of Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) grads are headed to the mountains as they transition into post-secondary with the Selkirk College Saints.
Blake Sidoni and Tristen Cross spent their final season of junior hockey with the Virden Oil Capitals. With impressive resumes of success at the junior level, the pair will help fuel the Saints at both ends of the ice during the 2019-2020 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.
Renowned sculptor Christina Nick has gifted a beautiful welded steel and mixed media piece for permanent display on the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus.
This from the police: "Thank you for your help! Neville was safely located by Nelson City Police and taken back to the hospital."
Police are seeking public assistance in locating a man they fear might be a danger to himself, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.