Though the truck has been removed from Lemon Creek

Water sampling continues in Kootenay waterways

Extensive sampling of water courses in the Slocan Valley continues following the fuel spill in Lemon Creek on Friday.

Extensive sampling of water courses in the Slocan Valley continues following the fuel spill in Lemon Creek on Friday.

Visual inspection of the Slocan, Columbia and Kootenay rivers and Lemon Creek has occurred from the air and by boat.

“Little evidence of fuel was visible on the Columbia River and one or two relatively small isolated pockets were observed on the Kootenay River,” the Regional District of Central Kootenay stated in a press release issued at noon Monday. “There is evidence of fuel still on the Slocan River, particularly in back eddies, log jams and gravel bars. Because of this continuing presence, the Do Not Use order placed by Interior Health remains in effect for surface source users downstream of Lemon Creek.”

Analysis of sampling is being expedited and and the RDCK says it should be available within a day or two.

The various agencies along with the company – Executive Flight Centre – are working at providing water to those who are unable to resource alternate sources for everyday use.

A public meeting is scheduled for tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Winlaw Community Hall. Representatives of the agencies involved and the company will speak and address questions.

 

Just Posted

South Slocan woman killed in Friday crash

Police continue to investigate cause of fatal crash

Ammonia leak shuts down Nelson Curling Club

It’s not yet clear when the leak was detected

Four points for Fawcett as Leafs win 7th straight

Nelson edged the Fernie Ghostriders 4-3

What’s Up: Things to see and do on Family Day

There’s plenty of fun to be had across the West Kootenay this coming long weekend!

Seven Nelson rec projects granted Columbia Basin Trust funding

Nelson’s baseball and tennis clubs were the big winners

Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

Lost a ring? This B.C. man will find it for you

Chris Turner founded The Ring Finders, an international directory of metal detector hobbyists

Poverty coalition has high hopes for B.C. poverty reduction strategy

Funding allocation expected to be released with 2019 budget

East Kootenay mine deaths prompt safety initiatives

Teck produces educational video, introduces new procedures after contractor drowns at Fording River

‘How did we get here?’: B.C. mom of transplant recipient worries about measles outbreaks

Addison, 7, cannot get a live vaccine because she has a heart transplant

Bashful Balladeers bring voices to Vernon

Despite hiding behind masks, talent shines with this group

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions

Vancouver member of Parliament Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet last week

Canadian airlines waiting for guidance from Ottawa over X gender option

Major U.S. airlines said they will change their process so passengers can identify themselves along non-binary lines

Moose Hide campaign takes message to Canadian schools

Campaign launches new K-12 education platform

Most Read