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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 16 2018

The missing woman from Cranbrook has been found. 

Louise Baxter, 52, who has been missing since Sunday August 12, has been located following an extensive search initiated when she failed to return from a short walk in Jumbo Pass. 

RCMP in the East Kootenay said Baxter had been on a hike with friends and had ventured out with her dog for a break. Police said when she failed to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 16 2018

Two wildfires in the Arrow region are being closely monitored by BC Wildfire Service crews the Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Wednesday.

The South of Renata Creek blaze and Santa Rosa wildfire are both being closely monitored as BC Wildfire Service is prioritizing these new fires and responding to them accordingly

The two Arrow fires add to a handful of which are...

by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Aug 16 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has added 25 more properties on evacuation alert in the Lynch Creek area of the Granby River Valley on Wednesday, August 15.

This decision, announced Wednesday in a RDKB media release, means a total of 80 addresses or close to 200 people are now on evacuation alert in the RDKB. 

Below are notes on some fires of interest in the region:...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 16 2018

The British Columbia government has declared a provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the ongoing wildfire situation.

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, made the declaration based on the recommendation from B.C.’s wildfire and emergency management officials.

The state of emergency is initially in effect for 14 days,...

by Regional District of Central Kootenay on Wednesday Aug 15 2018

Yesterday, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) issued an Evacuation Alert for nine addresses located south of Renata on Lower Arrow Lake due to wildfires. The community of Shields, located further south along the lake, is now included in the alert area to align with the area identified by BC Wildfire Service.

A map of the amended alert area follows, and it can also be found...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Aug 15 2018

In the midst of worldwide record heat, devastating wildfires, droughts, refugee crises, and torrential rains and flooding, some particular disturbing headlines have hit the news. “Planet at risk of heading towards irreversible 'hothouse' conditions” the CBC announced. Similar headlines appeared in other media outlets.

As CBC explained, “Scientists from the Stockholm Resilience Centre,...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Aug 15 2018

The “mid-life crisis” is a well-known phenomenon, often involving snazzy new sports cars, extra-marital affairs, or other impulsive and rash departures from the norm.

Could sexual dissatisfaction be fueling such attempts to spice up their lives?  Middle-aged readers, if you’re less than ecstatic about the changes in your sex lives over the years, you’re not...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 15 2018

The BC SPCA is on high alert, bracing for the need to assist animals impacted by the province’s raging wildfires.

This past Friday, an evacuation order was issued for areas that included the BC SPCA’s Quesnel Branch. We’ve also taken the precautionary measure of evacuating animals from our Williams Lake Branch. Staff and volunteers worked quickly to evacuate a total of 60 animals to...

by Regional District of Central Kootenay on Wednesday Aug 15 2018

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has issued an Evacuation Alert for nine addresses located south of Renata on Lower Arrow Lake due to wildfires. A map of the alert area follows, or it can be found on the RDCK website here.

There are three fires currently active in the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 15 2018

The Southeast Fire Centre continues to be in the crosshairs of Mother Nature as the region experienced 85 new wildfire starts since Saturday (August 11, 2018) a media release Tuesday said — with 16 of which are in the Invermere Fire Zone and Cranbrook Fire Zone.

The BC Wildfire Service is prioritizing these new fires and responding to them accordingly.

There are currently...

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