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Highway 6 near Silverton closed due to Aylwin, Komonko Creek wildfires

Wildfires south of Silverton has forced the closure of Highway 6 Saturday. The DriveBC website said 11.5 kilometers of Highway 6 has been closed to traffic for both local and responder safety, with no estimated time of opening due to local wildfires in the Slocan Valley. Anyone travelling in this area can detour on Highway […]

Man arrested after RCMP execute search warrant in Sunflower City

Castlegar RCMP are continuing their investigation after a search warrant was executed in the city earlier this week. On July 17th, 2024 the Castlegar RCMP Crime Reduction Unit, with support from general duty officers, executed a search warrant at a residence located in the 1600 block of Silverwood Crescent in Castlegar. RCMP said the search […]

UPDATED: BC Wildfire continues aerial assault on Eagle Creek fire, RDCK issues Evacuation Order for 11 properties near Aylwin Creek wildfire

BC Wildfire crews continue to use ground and aerial assaults throughout Thursday to deal with the Eagle Creek wildfire, located approximately 6.5 kilometres west of the City of Nelson and above the community of Blewett. Two CL-215T air tankers and a helicopter bucketing water have been applying water through the air while crews also battle […]

BC Community Bat programs launch shirt, hoodie fundraiser

All areas of BC. The Community Bat Programs of BC invite you to embrace your connection to bats by wearing clothing that supports bat conservation. These unique clothing items have been created by BC artists passionate about bats. Fundraising efforts will go to the Community Bat Programs of BC to raise awareness about bats, help coordinate Annual Bat […]

Tragedies on B.C. highways prompt coroners' safety reminder

This past week has been marked by several fatal motor vehicle incidents on highways throughout British Columbia. Between Friday, July 5, and Wednesday, July 10, 2024, there were 19 accidental motor-vehicle-related deaths reported to the BC Coroners Service (BCCS). Twelve of those deaths occurred during three incidents reported in the Interior Health Authority. Collisions reported […]

Speed contributing factor in fatal crash in East Kootenay — RCMP

A single vehicle motor vehicle crash late Tuesday night has left three people dead RCMP said in a media release. RCMP said that on July 9, 2024, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Columbia Valley officers responded to a report of a single vehicle motor vehicle collision on Westside Road, near Panorama Drive, in Wilmer, BC, which […]

Campfire ban starts at noon, Friday, July 12

Effective at 12:00 noon Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on Friday, July 12, 2024, Category 1 campfires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre. A map of the affected area is available here. As of 12:00 noon PDT, Friday, July 12, 2024, the following open fires are prohibited in the Southeast Fire Centre: • Category […]

Fatal accident involving truck and semi-trailer closes Highway 6 south of Nakusp

RCMP said a passenger truck, travelling with four occupants from Nelson, was involved in a fatal accident on Highway 6 north of Hills Friday afternoon. Slocan Lake RCMP responded at approximately 5:50 p.m on Friday, July 5 to a report of a collision north of Hills and south of Crown Road in Hills, according to […]

Three bodies recovered in Garibaldi Provincial Park

On July 8, as a result of continued search efforts by the Squamish Search and Rescue (SAR) teams, Sea to Sky RCMP – Squamish confirm three bodies have been recovered in the area of Atwell Peak in the Garibaldi Provincial Park. Members of Squamish Search and Rescue worked with the RCMP this morning to recover […]

Spring Groundwater Levels Highlight Variability and Need for Expanded Monitoring

By Living Lakes Canada According to a recent survey conducted by Living Lakes Canada, 72% of respondents are highly concerned about groundwater in the Columbia Basin, with primary worries including drinking water, ecosystem health, agriculture and food security. Understanding groundwater systems and providing decision makers with current, localized information is essential to respond to these […]