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Smoky Skies Bulletin expanded to cover all of Southern Interior and Kootenays

Ministry of Health and Interior Health have issued a smoky skies advisory because of forest fire smoke.  Avoid strenuous outdoor activities.  Contact your doctor if you experience difficulty breathing, chest pain or discomfort,sudden onset of cough or airway irritation. Infants, the elderly and those who have underlying medical conditions are at particular risk.  
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Category 2 open fires to be prohibited in Southeast

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations BC Wildfire Service INFORMATION BULLETIN Category 2 open fires to be prohibited in Southeast CASTLEGAR – Effective at noon Pacific Time on Monday, July 3, 2017, Category 2 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. […]
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Category 3 fires to be prohibited in southeast B.C.

For Immediate Release 2017FLNR0119-001240 June 12, 2017 Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations BC Wildfire Service  INFORMATION BULLETIN Category 3 fires to be prohibited in southeast B.C.  CASTLEGAR – Effective at noon (Pacific Time) on Thursday, June 15, 2017, Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction to help prevent […]
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REQUEST FOR COOPERATION TOWN TRUCK TRASH DISPOSAL

REQUEST FOR COOPERATION TOWN TRUCK TRASH DISPOSAL The Riondel Commission of Management is asking residents to refrain from putting any trash bags into the town truck prior to the scheduled Tuesday morning disposal date. Leaving trash bags in the truck outside of the scheduled time results in: Interference if the truck is needed to haul […]
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Update on Kootenay Lake level, June 2017

Due to reduced natural inflows over the weekend, weather returning to seasonal levels this week, and a delay to flow increases from Libby Dam, the updated forecast for Kootenay Lake peak levels have improved since last week’s forecast. FortisBC is advising local residents that Kootenay Lake levels are expected to increase to 1752 ft. at […]
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Declaration of Spring Rise Public Notice

FortisBC is advising local residents that Kootenay Lake levels are expected to exceed 1752 ft. at Queen’s Bay by the end of May, and, depending on weather conditions, may reach up to 1754 ft. under the worst inflow scenario. There is a risk of flooding in some areas. In 2012, Kootenay Lake peaked at 1753.87 […]
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