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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

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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 13, 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

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 8, 2018

Tips to protect yourself under smoky skies

Interior Health suggests ways to avoid breathing smoke-filled air

Heat warning issued for West Kootenay

Temperatures may reach 40 degrees on Thursday

  • Aug 8, 2018

Summer day on the Slocan River

Slocan River busy with tubers on B.C. Day long weekend

Kootenays bake, but fires under control

Minor fires hit quickly by fire and emergency crews

Land-based fish farm proposed for Slocan Valley

Valhalla Aquaculture has applied for a licence to use Trozzo Creek as a water source

Small fire at Celgar’s Castlegar mill quickly extinguished

Fire started in engine of a contractor’s crane.

YRB wins road contract for West Kootenay-Boundary

Ministry promising faster cleanup of roads after snow storms