John Boivin

Lightning sparks new fires in Castlegar area

New fire on outskirts of Trail too, while stubborn Syringa complex defies firefighters

Campfire ban remains in place for West Kootenay

No change to order as conditions remain very dry in region

While fires burn, local crews work to protect homes and cottages

RDCK special unit tries to make houses FireSmart

Kootenay council wanna-be’s learn ABCs of municipal government

Workshop held for potential candidates first of its kind in B.C.

RDCK, other pools all shutdown this week; maintenance underway

Castlegar pool first to reopen, next week

More smoke for Castlegar and area expected

Wildfire Service planning controlled burns on Bulldog Mountain fire west of city.

Edgewood taken off evacuation alert

With progress on Mount O’Leary fire, it’s not a threat at this time

RDCK downgrades evac order in Bulldog Mtn. fire

Some residents can return, though other areas are still under evacuation order

Facebook group collects Kootenay crime concerns

Not meant to be a vigilante site, creator says

Evacuation alert issued for Edgewood

Mt. O’Leary fire burning 9 km from the community

Swim club looking forward to 55+ in Cranbrook

Local team has members participating in Games for 25 years

RDCK issues evacuation order to Deer Creek residents

Local state of emergency declared in the area because of Deer Creek fire

Firesmart program has homeowners ‘thinking like an ember’

RDCK offering free home assessments to protect homes from wildfires

At summer’s peak, Castlegar arena staff turn to ice-making

Creating ice surface as much art as science

Smoky skies force flight cancellations

Air quality in West Kootenay also a health concern

UPDATE: Fire forces closures and delays on Highway 3 at Kootenay Pass

Motorists should detour using Kootenay Lake ferry

Renata area fires prompt evacuation alert

Fires started last weekend

Fires near Rossland, Grand Forks prompt evacuation alerts

RDKB issues alerts to more than 50 properties for two separate fires

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.

Fortis breaks new energy records

Consumption spikes as residents try to keep cool