Lethbridge Area

Water bomber over Lamb Creek Fire
Water bomber over Lamb Creek Fire RDEK

East Kootenay Lamb Creek blaze growing - 400+ properties under evacuation order

By Josh Hoffman - The Drive News - Cranbrook
September 4, 2017 - 4:38pm

CRANBROOK, B.C. -  Over 400 properties in the East Kootenay region remain under evacuation orders due to several wildfires.

The majority of the affected properties are in the north and south Moyie area which are being threatened by the growing Lamb Creek wildfire.

Area of White Swan impacted by evacuation order
Area of White Swan impacted by evacuation order RDEK

Evacuations and back-country restrictions increase in East Kootenays

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter) with files from RDEK
September 4, 2017 - 12:50am

CRANBROOK -  The extreme fire hazard in the East Kootenays, coupled with changing weather conditions, continues to restrict back-country recreation, as well as forcing further evacuations. Those expecting to travel to the area need to be aware of the restrictions.

Palliser Regional Schools Wall of Fame inductee Perry Luchia, shown on graduation day for pilot training.
Palliser Regional Schools Wall of Fame inductee Perry Luchia, shown on graduation day for pilot training. Palliser Regional Schools

Perry Luchia recognized for achievements in aviation

By Craig Albrecht - Palliser Schools Communications Specialist
September 3, 2017 - 11:35pm

LETHBRIDGE - A Noble Central School grad was inducted into Palliser’s Wall of Fame this week.

 Perry Luchia’s career took him to soaring heights, but it was his Nobleford roots that nourished that journey.

Chef Doug Overes accepts his Palliser Regional Schools’ Wall of Fame plaque for achievement in culinary arts from committee chair, Mike Saad.
Chef Doug Overes accepts his Palliser Regional Schools’ Wall of Fame plaque for achievement in culinary arts from committee chair, Mike Saad. Palliser Schools

Palliser Schools celebrate the past and the future

By Craig Albrecht - Palliser Regional Schools Communications Specialist
September 3, 2017 - 12:56am

VULCAN  -  A new school year brings with it many changes, and Palliser Regional Schools is certainly no exception.  Staff at Wednesday’s (Aug 30) Opening Day Celebration, however, were reminded to keep doing what they do best.

Air quality declines significantly Saturday evening in Lethbridge

Environment Canada issues special air quality statement for Lethbridge and surrounding areas

By Lara Fominoff @fomsy1 on Twitter
September 2, 2017 - 10:05pm

LETHBRIDGE - Air quality in Lethbridge and surrounding areas declined significantly Saturday evening, as smoke from B.C. forest fires began affecting the region around 7 p.m. according to Environment Canada.

Birds of Prey Director Colin Weir with Environment Minister Shannon Phillips and her sons

Birds of prey released into the wild with help from Alberta’s Environment Minister

By Lara Fominoff @fomsy1 on Twitter
September 1, 2017 - 2:15pm

LETHBRIDGE - Environment Minister Shannon Phillips and her sons Finn Davies, 8, and Hudson Davies, 6, released six birds into the wild Friday morning at west Lethbridge's Cottonwood Park. An incredible sight, she says, and something they've never experienced before.

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