Keep informed on the current Regional Wildfire situation:
Area Restrictions remain in place around the following fire in the East Kootenay:
To view the Area Restriction map and full details, click here.
The BC Wildfire Service is the lead agency on wildfires and continues to action several fires around the region. To see the latest status of fires, the best resource is their dashboard: https://governmentofbc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/f0ac328d88c74d07aa2ee385abe2a41b
CAMPFIRE BAN TO BE LIFTED AUGUST 27/21
Register to be Notifified of Evacuation Orders/Alerts Affecting Your Property: please sign up for the Evacuation Notification System if you have not already done so. It's free and available to anyone in the East Kootenay. You do have to make sure to "pin" at least one location. If you have any issues registering, please contact the RDEK and ask to speak to Nathan or Loree. Click here to register.
• FireSmoke Canada - shows the smoke forecast and a visual of where smoke is coming from. While local fires do contribute, much of the smoke in the region is coming from other fires in the Central Okanagan and elsewhere. Link: http://firesmoke.ca/forecasts/current/
• Air Quality Index: The only Air Quality Station in the East Kootenay is in Cranbrook. You can view the air quality index here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air/air-quality/aqhi
BC is currently is STEP 3 of its COVID Restart Plan. Some provincial restrictions remain in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The restrictions are made by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) under the Public Health Act.
VACCINE REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
LATEST DATA / COVID-19 STATISTICS:
There are four symptoms that are highly predictive of the virus:
If you have any of these symptoms, you should arrange to get tested right away. If you have one or two of any of the other symptoms, you can wait 24 hours. These symptoms include sore throat, loss of appetite, extreme fatigue, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. If you feel the same or worse after 24 hours, then you should also get tested.
As always, if you are uncertain, contact your health provider or call 811.
Last edited: Thu, August 26, 2021 - 6:32:34