Tag Archives: Columbia River

Evac Alert remains at Spillimacheen fire

Firefighting activities are scaling down at the wildfire located between Spillimacheen and Harrogate along Highway 95. There has been no growth to the 54 hectares fire, which is classified as 100% contained. There are currently 20 contract fire fighters and … > Read More

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Crews reinforce Spilli’ fire containment

The following is an update on the two wildfires in the region as per the Regional District of East Kootenay. Spillimacheen Fire Size: 54 hectares – no growth. Location:  The fire is burning next to Highway 95 north of Spillimacheen. … > Read More

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Wildfires contained; mop up continues

Two wildfires that had Lake Koocanusa area and Columbia Valley residents on evacuation orders and alerts last weekend are now 100% contained. However, Wildfire Management BC crews continue to monitor and mop up the fires. The following is an update … > Read More

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Festival great for canoe or kayak excursion

All aboard, river lovers! Steamboat Mountain Music Festival in Edgewater is a perfect day trip destination from Invermere or Radium Hot Springs for canoe and kayak enthusiasts. The logistics are simple. Launch in the morning from Athalmer Bridge or Radium … > Read More

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Baynes Lake, Spilli fires still under attack

Here is the latest information on the fire front in the East Kootenay. Baynes Lake Fire Location: The fire is burning south of Cutts Road toward the Elk River. There is still heavy smoke over the fire area, making it more … > Read More

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Celebrating water and a local water hero

As Canadians celebrated Canada Water Week last week, and the world celebrated World Water Day, here at home, a Kootenay resident was also celebrated. Nelson’s Heather Leschied—program manager for Wildsight’s Living Lakes Canada water team, one of the founders of … > Read More

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Artists engaged by salmon reintroduction

“What if we could bring the salmon back to the headwaters of the Columbia River within a century of their loss?” This was the question that inspired 21 artists to come together to begin creating works of art on the … > Read More

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2014 in the East Kootenay

January to June One of the things I love the most about living in the East Kootenay is the abundant potential for photographic fun; whether scenery, people, events or the quirky ephemera of day-to-day existence in this beautiful region. The … > Read More

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Committee engaging public on Columbia River Basin

The Columbia Basin Regional Advisory Committee provides a First Nation and community voice that will help inform hydroelectric operations planning in the Columbia Basin and potential future improvements to the Columbia River Treaty. The committee builds on a longstanding tradition … > Read More

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International conference to explore future of Columbia River

Register now for an international conference in Spokane, Washington, on the future of the Columbia River. Seating is limited, and registration is filling fast. The conference, ‘Learning From Our Past to Shape Our Future’—to be held October 21 to 23 … > Read More

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