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Construction season begins across Interior highways

Construction is ramping up across roadways in B.C.'s southern Interior, with improvements coming to 485 kilometres of highways and side roads. "Maintaining high-quality roads is critical to maintaining connections for people, especially people living in more remote areas," said Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. "The improvements we're making...

Water conservation measures imposed in Christina Lake

With temperatures on the rise, the RDKB is asking residents of Christina Lake to conserve water. The community is now on Stage 1 of water restrictions, which means even numbered addresses can water from 4 to 9 a.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays and odd...

Province starting up paid manufacturing initiative for youth

The B.C. government is looking to raise the number of manufacturing workers by offering short-term, paid work placements to 500 youth. It will be open to youth aged 16 to 21 and they can earn credits towards high school graduation and apprenticeship certification. "Manufacturing is a growing part of our economy...

UPDATED: Six Manly Meadows properties on evacuation order

Six properties in the Manly Meadows area of rural Grand Forks are back on evacuation order. The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary says it's because the Kettle River is cutting off access to them. A previous evacuation order for them was downgraded to an alert last week. While abnormally hot weather...

Reckless and erratic driving cases rising in Grand Forks

Grand Forks RCMP say they have responded to several complaints over the past week of erratic or reckless driving. The complaints ranged from vehicles either driving too slow or too aggressively on the highway, to people driving dirt bikes or quads on public roads, sometimes dangerously. Sgt. Darryl Peppler says as...

Grand Forks flood infrastructure passes first test

Measures put in place in Grand Forks to prevent a repeat of damage caused by the 2018 flood worked as planned when river levels rose this month. "The infrastructure worked as intended and very well," said Justin Dinsdale, the local manager of the disaster mitigation adaptation fund. "The water came up...
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