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Highway 3 was closed Wednesday evening, August 18, 2021 due to a fuel tanker fire. Photo submitted

South Country fire departments respond to tanker truck fire in Elko

Highway 3 was closed due to the fire Wednesday evening

Highway 3 was closed Wednesday evening, August 18, 2021 due to a fuel tanker fire. Photo submitted
BC Wildfire Service File

Evacuation order and alerts downgraded in Plumbob Mountain fire area

The Plumbob Mountain fire, which blew up very quickly this past Sunday,…

BC Wildfire Service File
The Bill Nye Mountain fire is now classed as being held. BC Wildfire Service file

Bill Nye Mountain fire now classed as being held

Evacuation alert lifted for Lazy Lake area

The Bill Nye Mountain fire is now classed as being held. BC Wildfire Service file
BC Wildfire Service file

Area restrictions put in place on west side of Koocanusa

The BC Wildfire Service reported Monday evening that the Plumbob Mountain fire,…

BC Wildfire Service file
Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file

KIJHL will require all players, bench staff, officials to be fully vaccinated

Full vaccinations required before start of season; one dose before any training camps

Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file
The Plumbob Mountain wildfire is estimated at 368 hectares and has forced an evacuation order in the immediate area and put the west side of Lake Koocanusa on an evacuation alert. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service.

UPDATE: Evacuation alert issued for west side of Lake Koocanusa due to wildfire

254 properties under evacuation alert due to growing Plumbob Mountain wildfire

The Plumbob Mountain wildfire is estimated at 368 hectares and has forced an evacuation order in the immediate area and put the west side of Lake Koocanusa on an evacuation alert. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service.
Courtesy Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Courtesy Alzheimer Society of B.C.
House for sale in downtown Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Kootenay real estate sales off slightly in July 2021

Strong demand, lower inventory still an issue

House for sale in downtown Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
A skimmer drops water on the Akokli Creek fire. BC Wildfire Service file

Area restrictions reduced in Gray Creek Pass, Redding Creek areas

Restrictions are reduced but not removed entirely

A skimmer drops water on the Akokli Creek fire. BC Wildfire Service file
BC Wildfire Service file

Area restrictions increased on both Bill Nye Mountain and Dewar Creek fire

Crews were able to make progress in increased humidity; hot dry weather returns Tuesday

BC Wildfire Service file
Air bombers drop fire retardant with precise accuracy to protect a home dangerously close to the Osoyoos wildfire that started up off Highway 3 Monday morning, July 5, 2021. (Sam Tibbitt photo Facebook)

New homeowners living near burning B.C. wildfires face tricky insurance processes

Many insurers will not issue new policies if a fire is within 50 k of a community

Air bombers drop fire retardant with precise accuracy to protect a home dangerously close to the Osoyoos wildfire that started up off Highway 3 Monday morning, July 5, 2021. (Sam Tibbitt photo Facebook)
Great Blue Herons Phil Payne photo

Kootenay Conservation Program concerned by declining Great Blue Heron population

Active nests decreasing in the Columbia Basin

Great Blue Herons Phil Payne photo
The Bill Nye Mountain fire is still listed as active. Corey Bullock file
The Bill Nye Mountain fire is still listed as active. Corey Bullock file

Evacuation order lifted for two properties on Lakit Creek FSR

Bill Nye Mountain fire still listed as active

The Bill Nye Mountain fire is still listed as active. Corey Bullock file
The Bill Nye Mountain fire is still listed as active. Corey Bullock file
The Bill Nye Mountain fire last Thursday. BC Wildfire Service file

Area restrictions in place near Bill Nye Mountain fire

Planned ignition halted due to increased fire behaviour Sunday

The Bill Nye Mountain fire last Thursday. BC Wildfire Service file
The Bill Nye Mountain fire near Wasa is at 1,057 hectares. BC Wildifre file.
The Bill Nye Mountain fire near Wasa is at 1,100 hectares. BC Wildifre file.

Planned ignition for Bill Nye Mountain fire could happen today

One further property under evacuation order

The Bill Nye Mountain fire near Wasa is at 1,057 hectares. BC Wildifre file.
The Bill Nye Mountain fire near Wasa is at 1,100 hectares. BC Wildifre file.
The Bill Nye Mountain fire near Wasa is at 1,057 hectares. BC Wildifre file.

Bill Nye Fire is at 1,057 hectares on Thursday

The Bill Nye Mountain Fire near Wasa received a small amount of…

The Bill Nye Mountain fire near Wasa is at 1,057 hectares. BC Wildifre file.
To aid it in case of fires like this, Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi’it (Tobacco Plains Indian Band) will hire and train current employees and volunteers to establish a fire service for itself and neighbouring Grasmere, with support from the partnership. CBT file

16 projects receive $1.7 million through Columbia Basin Trust and the Province

Projects will create jobs while completing wildfire mitigation work

To aid it in case of fires like this, Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi’it (Tobacco Plains Indian Band) will hire and train current employees and volunteers to establish a fire service for itself and neighbouring Grasmere, with support from the partnership. CBT file
An evacuation order for two properties near the Bill Nye Mountain fire has been issued. Bulletin file

Evacuation order issued for two properties near Bill Nye Mountain fire

Given the current fire conditions, anticipated wind event, and recommendations of the…

An evacuation order for two properties near the Bill Nye Mountain fire has been issued. Bulletin file
The Bill Nye Mountain fire near Wasa has been burning down toward the valley bottom, making it more visible according to the Southeast Fire Centre. Trevor Crawley photo

Bill Nye Mountain continues to be largest wildfire in Cranbrook zone

There remains only one wildfire of note in the Cranbrook Zone of…

The Bill Nye Mountain fire near Wasa has been burning down toward the valley bottom, making it more visible according to the Southeast Fire Centre. Trevor Crawley photo
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RDEK seeks public input as short term rental planning process gets underway

It’s not just municipalities such as Kimberley and Cranbrook that are trying…

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