With Revelstoke Search and Rescue issuing warnings and Parks Canada closing backcountry access, exploring the outdoors can bring wildfire risks. As emergency services face longer response times, the message is clear: now is not the time to take any risks.
Alert system will be in place for City of Revelstoke and the CSRD Area B.
MVI closes Trans-Canada near Rogers Pass on July 22. Next update from DriveBC at 6:30 p.m.
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The climber was reported missing on July 18 at 5:30 p.m. Parks Canada recovered the body on July 19 after pictures and videos helped narrow the search area.
Although LUNA Fest is not returning to its pre-pandemic state this year, Arts Revelstoke is planning an in-person LUNA Reimagined this September, with installations spread throughout downtown Revelstoke.
The CBT and government program is designed to aid economic recovery by providing funding and employment for wildfire mitigation projects initiated by Basin communities.
Large size and growth at three wildfires near three communities is noteworthy during a very busy fire season.
The B.C. Wildfire Service said the forecast winds could "significantly impact fire growth." Winds gusting up to 50-70 km/h are forecast for the southeast.
The emergency declaration will go into effect on July 21, with federal support expected to arrive in the coming days.
The new Two Mile Creek wildfire about two kilometres southeast of Sicamous was sparked by a vehicle crash on Highway 97A on the morning of July 20, and quickly spread to 10 hectares. It is listed as out of control.