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Sunday update: dozens of new fires discovered yesterday in West, East Kootenay

Weather front moving through area sparks fires including in Syringa Provincial Park and Valhalla.

Lightning sparks more than 20 new fires in West Kootenay

Fires burning across West Kootenay include Syringa Provincial Park and Valhalla.

UPDATE: Fire closes BC Hwy 3 between Salmo and Creston

‘Extreme fire behaviour’ of Blazed Creek fire forces road closure on main southern route to Alberta.

Emergency hosuing society disbands, hands over projects

The board said the society is “irrelevant.”

Salmo-area homes put on fire evac alert

Active fire at Sheep Creek prompts alert

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Increased fire activity and smoke visibility in Cariboo Fire Centre

High amounts of smoke could be seen over 100 Mile House as of 5 p.m. Wednesday

  • Aug 8th, 2018

Tips to protect yourself under smoky skies

Interior Health suggests ways to avoid breathing smoke-filled air

Eat like a pirate on Aug. 15

White Spot’s annual Pirate Pak Day charity fundraiser returns for a ninth straight year

Heat warning issued for West Kootenay

Temperatures may reach 40 degrees on Thursday

  • Aug 8th, 2018

City deliberating fate of seniors’ hall

No decisions have been made yet on what will happen to the venue located in City Park.

Council, RDKB considering flood solutions

A brief overview of the report was presented, but officials are discussing the information in camera

Charges laid in drug trafficking investigation

Three were arrested at a home on Central Avenue on Tuesday.

YRB wins road contract for West Kootenay-Boundary

Ministry promising faster cleanup of roads after snow storms

New contract, higher standards for Kootenay Boundary highways

The ministry confirmed YRB Kootenay as the new contractor for Service Area 9 effective Oct. 1

Coroners Service recovers body from Trans Canada

The man was in his late 20s, but the death is not suspicious.

Elk Valley agencies called to plane crash

The crash was initially reported north of Elkford, however, local agencies were later stood down

Ymir resident wins $1 million

Ticket sold at Salmo Valley Pharmacy

  • Aug 1st, 2018

Province kicks in $5M for B.C. airport improvements

Money, going to 23 communities, will fund things like taxiway improvements and obstacle removal

Campfires banned in Southeast Fire Centre as of Thursday

With dry lightning and heat in forecast, Fire Centre moves to help prevent human-caused wildfires