Tag Archives: Ministry of Forests

Leave newborn wildlife in the wild

When it comes to newborn wild animals, mother always knows best, and so with fawning and calving season underway provincial biologists are reminding people that newborn deer, elk or moose should not be touched or moved when encountered. People who … > Read More

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Flood watch ends but Water Quality Advisory continues

Focus to shift to clean up starting Monday, city says Despite the rainfall in Cranbrook overnight Saturday and into Sunday morning, the flooding experienced in the city late last week has subsided and Public Works crews begin to transition into … > Read More

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RDEK Board Highlights

APC member thanked Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board Chair Rob Gay Oct. 4 recognized Roger Selby for his 13 year’s of service as a volunteer member of the Electoral Area C Advisory Planning Commission and Electoral Area Advisory … > Read More

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Sandbagging begins in Wasa

Resources are being mobilized and routed to Wasa this morning as water levels are rising. “We have a Ministry of Forests Unit Crew en route to assist with placing sandbags in the areas expected to see the most impact from … > Read More

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Cuts to forestry a perilous path

MLA Report Forestry is incredibly important to the economy of our area. The BC Liberals may only want to talk about natural gas, but people in my communities know that forestry must not be ignored. Unlike much of rural British … > Read More

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East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council targets Leafy Spurge

The East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council (EKIPC) has put Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula) in its sight with the hopes of substantially reducing this harmful species. “Leafy Spurge is one weed that we don’t want expanding its territory in the East … > Read More

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Government urging vigilance for safe outdoor burning this spring

Curling banks of smoke are once again rising into the skies over the East Kootenay as slash piles and other outdoor debris is put to flame – an almost timeless tradition in these parts. However, the Ministry of Forests, Lands … > Read More

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Biologists fish for Burbot Recovery Plan

Local residents may see biologists ice fishing on Moyie Lake, beginning in mid-February to help recover burbot populations. Residents may see selective ice fishing, and the presence of large coolers filled with water to temporarily hold burbot prior to re-release … > Read More

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Community Forest site of unique thinning project

Cranbrook residents living near the Community Forest, or those hiking in it near the Mount Royal subdivision, may be wondering what’s up. What’s up is what’s going down – as in thickets of tight forest undergrowth crunching beneath the 32 … > Read More

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Deer culling issue on full boil

Anyone who lives in the East Kootenay who has open eyes and does lots of driving and gardening knows they are a problem. Everyone wants something to be done. But that’s where commonality of opinion regarding the urban deer issue … > Read More

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