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Kootenay fires grow — more evacuation alerts

Syringa fire prompts evacuation alerts plus HWY 3 closure and U.S. fire crosses into B.C.

Evacuation alert for Syringa and Deer Park

The Syringa Creek Fire grew Saturday resulting in evacuation alerts.

Castlegar bridge designed by architect of collapsed Italian bridge

Riccardo Morandi designed the Kinnaird Bridge, which is part of Highway 3.

Two accidents past Cherryville

Highway 6 reduced to single-lane alternating traffic

Smoky skies force flight cancellations

Air quality in West Kootenay also a health concern

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Smoke in the Fraser Valley
Police chief urges 'hope' at funeral for Fredericton officers
Hundreds march in funeral procession for Fredericton officers
Mexican firefighters help battle Shovel Lake wildfire in B.C.

Louise Baxter found after 72 hour search

Cranbrook hiker had been missing since Sunday, August 12, near Jumbo Pass.

Nelson architecture firm to redesign Arrow Lakes Hospital

Cover Architecture Collaborative will work on the hospital’s emergency department

  • Aug 16th, 2018

UPDATE: Search for missing Cranbrook woman enters third day

The search for a Cranbrook woman missing in the Jumbo Pass area is entering its third day.

Nearby wildfire closes Idaho Peak

The popular hiking spot is off limits to the public

Former mayor to advise would-be West Kootenay politicians

Christina Benty will lead a candidate workshop on Aug. 27 in Castlegar

Western toads, snakes, and more at Toadfest 2018

Annual event returns to Summit Lake Provincial Park next week

  • Aug 13th, 2018

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: Storm watch ended for West Kootenay

Environment Canada issued the advisory just before 10 a.m. August 11

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.

Wildfire visible from Hwy 3 between Salmo and Creston

The Blazed Creek Fire has grown to 80 hectares and has been designated a Fire of Note.

Salmo-area homes put on fire evac alert

Active fire at Sheep Creek prompts alert