Evacuation Alert lifted for Ta Ta Creek area

Regional District of East Kootenay says significant progress has been made on Lost Dog complex.

An evacuation alert was rescinded for 121 properties in the Ta Ta Creek area on Sunday evening.

The Regional District of East Kootenay said significant progress has been made on the Lost Dog Complex, which allowed officials to safely lift the alert.

“The BC Wildfire Service has made great progress on the Lost Dog Complex Fire. The fire is largely contained and they felt it was safe to lift the evacuation alert,” says RDEK Emergency Information Officer Loree Duczek. “We are grateful to all the men and women on the front lines and behind the scenes who have been working to get the fire contained and would like to extend a special thanks to the residents who have been affected since the fire broke out.”

The fire, which was sparked by lightning August 10, is still being actively actioned by the BC Wildfire Service.

Although the alert is rescinded, Duczek says it’s still important for all residents in the region to be prepared and remain aware of the wildfire situation.

“We have received some rain in different parts of the region,” Duczek said, “however, conditions remain extremely dry and we all need to continue to stay prepared and aware as we still have a lot of summer left in spite of the cooler conditions this week.”

An evacuation order remain in place for the St. Mary Lake area that includes 65 properties being threatened by the Meachen Creek complex, while the City of Kimberley remains on evacuation alert.

Just Posted

Your Mountain Minute for September 20

Golden’s weekly 60-second news recap… Continue reading

WildSafeBC goes wild

Submitted The WildSafeBC goes wild weekend occurs province-wide every year on the… Continue reading

Services report: RCMP receive 86 calls

Golden Star Staff Golden-Field RCMP This week, the Golden-Field RCMP had 86… Continue reading

More burning prohibitions rescinded in southeast B.C.

Category 2 and 3 fires will be permitted in Southeast Fire Centre as of 1p.m. on Wednesday.

Excellence in local government starts at core facilities

A group of people gathered on September 13 to learn and talk… Continue reading

VIDEO: Neighbours fear impact of B.C. tent city residents

Greater Victoria residents opposed to campers voice concerns at provincial campground

B.C. premier apologizes for removal of 1950s totem pole at Canada-U.S. border

First Nations say pole was raised at Peace Arch but removed to make way for tourism centre

Tornado touches down in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que.

Environment Canada says cars and homes have been damaged by severe thunderstorms and high wind gusts

An unexpected sight: Bear spotted eating another bear in central B.C.

Cheslatta Carrier Nation Chief finds bear eating another bear’s carcass

RCMP confirm death of missing BC teen Jessica Patrick

No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.

CUTENESS OVERLOAD: 2 sea otters hold hands at the Vancouver Aquarium

Holding hands is a common – and adorable – way for otters to stay safe in the water

B.C. teen with autism a talented guitarist

Farley Mifsud is gaining fans with every performance

Yukon man facing new attempted murder charge in B.C. exploding mail case

Leon Nepper, 73, is now facing one charge each of aggravated assault and attempted murder

B.C. man who left hospice to run in upcoming election dies

A week after leaving hospice to go to city hall to declare his candidacy, David Hesketh has died.

Most Read