Area F climate adaptation resident survey

For Area F residents. Deadline 8th December You are invited to complete a short survey on emergency preparedness and backyard farming/food growing. The results will provide insights on how Area F residents are prepared for the impacts of climate change. RDEK Area F is partnering with the Rural Development Institute at Selkirk College on a larger project reporting on key indicators of climate change adaptation and preparedness. The results will be reported in winter 2018. Click here for more information on the study. Thank you for Continue reading →


The directors of the Fairmont Community Association would like to say a huge thank-you to all who contributed to phase one of the foot/bike path. Without you it would not have been possible.   Thank-you Footpath doc


There will be a flu clinic held in the lobby at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Wednesday 25th October from noon-2:00pm. Free with BC care card,or $25 without (cash only). For ages 5 and up.

Special Weather Statement for Canal Flats/Invermere/Radium/Fairmont Area

Environment Canada – Issues Special Weather Statement for Canal Flats/Invermere/Radium/Fairmont  Area Special weather statement in effect for: East Kootenay – north including Upper Columbia Valley East Columbia, B.C.… See More Public Weather Alerts for Canada – Environment Canada When severe weather threatens, Environment Canada issues alerts that notify those in affected areas so that they can take steps to protect themselves and… WEATHER.GC.CA

Cat 2 and 3 Fire bans still prohibited in East Kootenay.

You may hear that effective 1pm tomorrow, the Southeast Fire Centre has announced changes to Category 2 Open Fire restrictions for some portions of the Southeast Fire Centre, It is important to note that these changes DO NOT apply to the East Kootenay (neither the Invermere nor the Cranbrook Zone). Category 2 and 3 fires, which are fires larger than 0.5 metres by 0.5 metres, will remain prohibited in the East Kootenay at this time. This includes, the use of fireworks (including firecrackers), burning barrels or burning cages of Continue reading →

BC Wildfire update

Here is the latest from the BC Wildfire Service on the fire front, with the most notable change being the lifting of some of the Forest Service Road Closures on the Lamb and Quinn Creek fires: Lamb Creek – Still considered 80% contained and being held. The Lamb Creek road closure has been lifted. The Etna Creek Forest Service Road closure remains in effect (see map here: There are 15 firefighters working towards full containment of the fire and mopping up. Fire behaviour remains low but the fire is still Continue reading →

RDEK update

The weather forecast is calling for continued hot, dry conditions for at least the next few days with very little precipitation on the horizon. The winds we have been experiencing are expected to continue and there is a chance of a small cold front moving in Sunday through Monday carrying isolated gusty winds. Our relative humidity is very low during the day and, combined with the heat and wind, we have strong burning conditions. Current Evacuation Alerts or Orders: • Evacuation ORDER for Moyie North Continue reading →

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION – All Lakes / Water Bodies in this Area Closing to Public Access as Part of Backcountry Closure effective 1PM this afternoon

FROM RDEK IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION – All Lakes / Water Bodies in this Area Closing to Public Access as Part of Backcountry Closure effective 1PM this afternoon Just got confirmation minutes ago from the Ministry. The backcountry closure that goes into effect today at 1pm across covers all Crown land. Water surfaces in BC are considered Crown — and as such there will be NO access to any lakes, rivers, water in the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District. So no public access to land or water. Continue reading →

Backcountry Closed Effective 1pm Mountain Time Saturday September 2/17

Backcountry Closed Effective 1pm Mountain Time Saturday September 2/17 (posted: Sept 1/17 11:37am) REPOSTED From SE FIRE CENTRE: For Immediate Release (Sept. 1, 2017) CASTLEGAR – In the interest of public safety, effective at noon Pacific Time on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, all Crown land within the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District is closed to public access due to the extreme fire danger rating, the number of unprecedented aggressive wildfires throughout the region, and moderate winds forecasted over the next few days.…/emergencyservices/emergencyinfo/!Project/WildfireNews/912017~84227_17%20AreaRestriction%20MAP%20RockyMountainForestDistrict%2020170831%20V3.pdf