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Forest Practices Board marks 25 years

The Forest Practices Board (FPB) recently released its 2019-20 annual report, which describes the board’s work over the past year and highlights its accomplishments over…

Elk Valley RCMP Report

By Cst. Debra Katerenchuk Elk Valley RCMP responded to 421calls for service between May 26 and June 26. RCMP responded to the following calls: eight…

More open burning bans coming

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Thursday, April 16, most open burning activities will be prohibited throughout British Columbia to reduce the likelihood of human-caused…

Use of drones prohibited near wildfires

The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is asking the public to cease flying drones around or over wildfires. BCWS staff were forced to temporarily halt air operations…

Man fined for setting off fireworks

Despite the majority of the fire ban being lifted, a Sparwood man has received a hefty fine under the Wildfire Act. Elk Valley RCMP recently responded…