Enviromment Canada has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Boundary/West Kootenay.
Environment Canada said a Pacific storm is forecast to bring heavy snow to this part of the Southern Interior beginning Wednesday evening with snow continuing through Thursday before tapering off Thursday evening.
"Rapid accumulating snow could make travel difficult in some locations," Environment Canada said. "Visiblity may be suddenly reduced at times due to heavy snow."
Environment Canada said total snowfall accumulations of 30 to 40 cm are expected with this event.
Count’em up — Richard Sevigny, Keith Acton, Patrice Brisebois and coach Steve Shutt are just a few of the former Montreal Canadiens ready to take to the ice at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena to play the Kootenay Patricks as part of the Make A Change Canada Charity Hockey Game Thursday, January 23rd.
The players are part of the Canadiens lineup announced for the Charity Game.
A family backcountry skiing near the Kootenay Pass Summit Tuesday was forced to spend the night on top of the Kootenay Pass Summit after a natural avalanche closed Highway 3 in both directions.
The part of the highway between Salmo and Creston had been closed for hours due to the recent winter storm that dropped huge amounts of snow on highways in the southern part of the province.
British Columbia’s hunters and anglers have long been the vanguard of wildlife conservation efforts in our province. Over the years, many of us have raised concerns about declining wildlife populations, large-scale habitat fragmentation and deterioration of true backcountry wilderness. Members of the British Columbia chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers are therefore pleased to see our provincial government bring forward a plan to improve wildlife management and habitat conservation through the “Together for Wildlife” proposal.
Earlier this fall, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Board approved a plan for demolishing two homes, one on Almond Gardens Road East and one on Danish Road in Electoral Area ‘D’/Rural Grand Forks. The properties had been ordered evacuated since May 2018 due to catastrophic flooding.
During December's RDKB Board Meeting, it was said the homes are largely unsalvageable and on actively eroding land falling into the Kettle River, posing an immediate and ongoing environmental risk if the houses were to topple.
Jesse Cole, The Nelson Daily
They’re in our recreation centres, our high schools and our workplaces. Vending machines have become a staple of western culture, but imagine is they could do something more than just provide a can of Coke or a bag of Chips.
That’s exactly the idea that Brad Pommen, the founder of SMRT1 Technologies, had when he created the SMRT1 vending machine. Equipped with a four-foot digital touchscreen, the vending machine acts as a bridge between traditional consumer needs and the wider Smart Cities movement.
It’s been a difficult stretch for the Selkirk College Saints, but as the Winter Semester gets rolling the team is focused on flipping their fortunes during the drive to the post-season.
The Saints opened 2020 with a weekend home series against the undefeated Trinity Western University Spartans where the powerhouse Langley-based team topped the Selkirk College squad 6-3 on Saturday night and 6-4 on Sunday afternoon to keep their British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) record unblemished at 11-0.
Weather in the month of December was dominated by a succession of Pacific frontal systems the Southeast Fire Weather Forecast Center said in its monthly synopsis.
The result, despite a lowering sun angle and less solar heating towards the winter solstice, made for a warm month temperature wise, with the coldest temperature occurring on the first day of December.
“The absence of any fresh push of Arctic air during the rest of the month was largely the reason for the mean monthly temperature being 2.3 degrees above average,” the synopsis said.
Environment Canada has ended its Snowfall Warning, but drivers can still expect hazardous winter conditions on Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.
On its website, Environment Canada said a Pacific frontal system will track across southern B.C. today bringing heavy snow Tuesday and tonight giving 30 to 50 cm.
“Total accumulations near 70 cm is likely by Wednesday morning” Environment Canada said. “Snow will ease Wednesday morning as the system exits the province.”
Here's another complaint from the DriveSmartBC Inbox: "Please speak to the situation that I call the "Invisible White Lines" on our highways as soon as we get some rain and whilst driving in the dark. Night visibility in winter is terrible.
There are no reflectors on the highway edge like in Washington State. And don't let Highways tell you the lines are worn off by plowing as in the Okanagan we have had hardly any snow and there is no sand on the roads yet you can't see either the center line or the right side lines of the highways.