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A public information session about the Trozzo Creek fire will be held on July 24. Map: BC Wildfire Service

Trozzo Creek wildfire info session Saturday for affected residents

Meeting will be hosted by the RDCK and BC Wildfire Service at the Winlaw Hall

These numbers reflect new cases by local health area in the period July 11-17. Map: BC Centre for Disease Control. <ins>To enlarge, click the map in the story below.</ins>
These numbers reflect new cases by local health area in the period July 11-17. Map: BC Centre for Disease Control. To enlarge, click the map in the story below.

Nelson and Castlegar COVID-19 numbers increase

28 new cases in West Kootenay July 11-17

The Trozzo Creek fire, July 21. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Evacuation order for Trozzo Creek fire reduced

32 properties still remain on an evacuation order

The Cultus Creek fire evacuation order area. Map: B.C. Wildfire Service

Evacuation order issued for Cultus Creek wildfire

Order covers residences on the west shore of the south arm of Kootenay Lake

The Cultus Creek fire evacuation order area. Map: B.C. Wildfire Service
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
Tammy Bradford, manager of the Creston Museum, poses with Derry the Ford Model T outside of the Farmers’ Market on July 10. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Tammy Bradford, manager of the Creston Museum, poses with Derry the Ford Model T outside of the Farmers’ Market on July 10. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston Museum celebrates Ford Model T’s 100th birthday

Originally manufactured in the United States in July 1921, Derry has travelled many miles during his lifetime

Tammy Bradford, manager of the Creston Museum, poses with Derry the Ford Model T outside of the Farmers’ Market on July 10. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Tammy Bradford, manager of the Creston Museum, poses with Derry the Ford Model T outside of the Farmers’ Market on July 10. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Nancy Greene Raine, seen here in an undated photo, is one of only two Rosslanders ever honoured with freedom of the city. (File photo)

Rossland to keep freedom of the city policy

The city won’t abandon its requirements for bestowing a little-used honour.

  • Jul 22, 2021
Nancy Greene Raine, seen here in an undated photo, is one of only two Rosslanders ever honoured with freedom of the city. (File photo)
The Michaud Creek fire on July 17. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

UPDATE: Edgewood evacuated due to growing Michaud Creek wildfire

Michaud Creek fire has now reached 4,600 hectares in size

The Michaud Creek fire on July 17. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Trozzo Creek fire, July 21. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Trozzo Creek fire, July 21. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
Metal Tech Alley leader Pete Stamper, CEO of KC Recycling, participated in ICE 2021.

West Kootenay tech innovator hosts circular economy conference

Metal Tech Alley welcomed leaders from across the globe to virtually rethink the linear economy

Metal Tech Alley leader Pete Stamper, CEO of KC Recycling, participated in ICE 2021.
The Trozzo Creek Fire. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Trozzo Creek fire: Evacuation alert for Lemon Creek and Appledale

Alert applies to 277 properties from Fern Road north to Ringrose Creek

The Trozzo Creek Fire. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Trozzo Creek fire near Winlaw in the Slocan Valley. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Internet disconnected in part of Trozzo Creek wildfire area

Columbia Wireless says fire threatens one of its towers

The Trozzo Creek fire near Winlaw in the Slocan Valley. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Octopus Creek Fire on July 20. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Octopus Creek Fire on July 20. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
Police Briefs

Police briefs: Wanted woman arrested for fraud

Greater Trail and District RCMP stress importance of locking vehicles and removing valuables

Police Briefs
Greater Trail Community Skills Centre staff have long enjoyed the benefits of a four-day work week. From left: Morag Carter, Alison Girard, Jay Shete, Frank Marino, Tristan Ploeg, Harshil Patel, Karina Allis.

Greater Trail Skills Centre embraces four-day work week

An evolving trend? Greater Trail Skills Centre has long enjoyed the benefits of a four-day work week

Greater Trail Community Skills Centre staff have long enjoyed the benefits of a four-day work week. From left: Morag Carter, Alison Girard, Jay Shete, Frank Marino, Tristan Ploeg, Harshil Patel, Karina Allis.
The burn on this tree was not caused by lightning, but by a power line that fell and shorted out during a windstorm. Photo: Miriam Martineau

Vigilant Slocan Valley couple extinguishes potential wildfire

Miriam and Stephan Martineau discovered fire caused by a downed hydro line

The burn on this tree was not caused by lightning, but by a power line that fell and shorted out during a windstorm. Photo: Miriam Martineau
The Akokli Creek fire on the east shore of the south arm of Kootenay Lake on July 17. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

UPDATE: West Kootenay fires grow, with evacuation alerts and two evacuation orders

Details on Trozzo Creek, Akokli Creek, Octopus Creek and Michaud Creek, plus six others

The Akokli Creek fire on the east shore of the south arm of Kootenay Lake on July 17. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Trozzo Creek fire on July 17. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

UPDATE: Trozzo Creek fire near Winlaw grows to 742 hectares

The fire has entered the South Lemon Creek drainage

The Trozzo Creek fire on July 17. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
New program will help participants develop employment skills.Photo:Metro

New program offers free skills upgrading, support for West Kootenay job seekers

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy offers workplace skills training

New program will help participants develop employment skills.Photo:Metro
KBRFR responded to a brush fire in Rossland Saturday night.

Brush fire started in Rossland deemed suspicious

Kootenay Boundary Fire and Rescue were called out late Saturday night to a fire on Dunn Cres.

KBRFR responded to a brush fire in Rossland Saturday night.