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The Southeast Fire Centre (SEFC) is continuing to experience unprecedented hot and dry conditions challenging fire suppression efforts, and because of this weather pattern there are handful of wildfires of concern.

The Arrow Lakes zone has three fires of interest — Trozzo Creek...

In a media release Monday, Interior Health said they are monitoring wildfire activity and reminds the public to plan ahead for evacuation alerts, evacuations, and power loss. 

Proactive evacuations continue for health-care clients, residents and patients impacted by evacuation alerts....

Regional News

On Friday, July 23 at approximately 7 p.m., Cranbrook RCMP were called to a local gas station on Cranbrook Street North for a report of multiple people fighting. Front line officers flooded the area and were able to separate the two groups, determined to be rival outlaw motorcycle gangs from Alberta.

As cases climb the West Kootenay, both in Nelson and in Castlegar, Interior Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Nelson Jubilee Manor long-term care home.

In a media release Friday, Interior Health said as of Thursday afternoon, one patient and two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

Interior Health’s mobile immunization clinics have administered over 20,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines throughout the region since their launch in June.

The urban immunization clinics focused on providing pop-up drop-in clinics in new areas within larger urban centres to ensure people could have easier access to vaccinations. The urban mobile clinic wrapped up last week with a...

The B.C. government is declaring 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 on July 20, 2021, based upon the recommendation from the BC Wildfire Service and Emergency Management BC.

The declaration will be in effect starting July 21,...