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Important open house in Canal Flats

The Village of Canal Flats is undergoing a planning process to assess commercial and industrial development, use of former golf course lands, visual/aesthetic improvements of the village’s entrances and design of the downtown. An open house will be held on … > Read More

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Area Restriction Order rescinded

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Southeast Fire Centre announced today that effective at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5, the area restriction order in place for a group of fires west of Elkford and east of … > Read More

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Canal Flats and Elkford warned of smoke

Residents of the communities of Canal Flats and Elkford may notice heavy smoke from wildfires burning near Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park, the Wildfire Management Branch reported earlier this evening (Sept. 2). All of the fires being suppressed by Wildfire Management … > Read More

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Social media communication takeover continues

e-KNOW Editorial We salute the City of Cranbrook for finally getting into using social media, in this case Facebook, for helping get the word out to residents about emergency need-to-know information and other city news. Not only is social media … > Read More

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Heavy smoke visible from White Complex fires

People living in the communities of the Columbia Valley, notably Canal Flats, as well as Elkford may notice large columns of smoke in the air as a result of proactive burning starting on Monday, Aug. 18, around the lightning-caused wildfires that … > Read More

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Whiteswan opened as Area Restriction rescinded

An Area Restriction Order for areas near a group of fires east of Canal Flats has been rescinded effective immediately, the Southeast Fire Centre announced this afternoon (August 17). The following forest service roads are now open: * The main … > Read More

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Additional areas restricted for fires east of Canal Flats

A new Area Restriction Order is in effect immediately around wildfires near Canal Flats to protect the safety of firefighting personnel and the public. This Area Restriction Order is in addition to the earlier order put in place on July … > Read More

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Fire Centre responds to 84 fires in a week

In the past week, the Southeast Fire Centre has responded to 84 new lightning-caused fires. The vast majority of these fires have been small, and many are already contained. Currently, there are two wildfires of note in the Southeast Fire … > Read More

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Fire information public meeting in Canal Flats

Wildfire Management Branch Fire Personnel will be hosting an informative Fire Information Meeting Thursday evening to provide details regarding the local area fire situation and to provide interested community and residents, businesses, relevant agencies, and government personnel the opportunity for … > Read More

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Village mayor provides fires update

Village of Canal Flats Mayor Ute Juras has provided an update via Facebook on the forest fires burning near the Columbia Valley town. “I have met with the Incident Commander and the Fire Protection Officer for the Invermere Zone on … > Read More

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