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Walk to mark two-year anniversary of missing northwest BC man

As of this Friday, it will be two years since the disappearance of a Sik-e-Dakh (Glen Vowell) man. Family and friends of Lester Sampson plan to hold a walk to mark the occasion with the hope that someone can provide a clue to what may have happened to him. Sampson was 57 years old when he disappeared August 25, 2015. ... Read More »

Grizzly sightings in rural residential area east of Terrace

A recent apple picking trip to a friend’s home outside Terrace got a little hair-raising for a northwest BC woman when a couple of grizzly bears began prowling the property. Gladys Radek says she and her friend were forced inside and basically locked down for two hours as the bears foraged for food around the Copper River Estates home east ... Read More »

Interlakes area residents can go home

Residents in part of the Interlakes region can go home now that the Cariboo Regional District has downgraded the North Green Lake evacuation order to an alert. The CRD has also expanded the evacuation alert area for the South of Highway 24 zone, which now includes east of Highway 97 to the Cariboo Regional District boundary and south of Highway 24 ... Read More »

Cariboo fires merge into one massive blaze

The BC Wildfire Service says a group of fires burning north of Highway 20 has now merged into one gigantic forest fire. Chief Wildfire Information Officer Kevin Skrepnek says the Plateau Fire, as it is now called, is the largest blaze burning in the province at nearly 439,000 hectares. Skrepnek says blaze stretches about 130 kilometres end to end; so ... Read More »

Wildfire closes Highway 20

Wildfire activity in the Chilcotin has once again forced the shutdown of Highway 20. The transportation ministry says the highway is closed in both directions from the intersection of of Highway 20 and Tatlayoko Road (18 km east of Kleena Kleene) to the Junction of Hooch Lake Forest Service Road & Highway 20, (50 km west of Kleena Kleene) due to ... Read More »

RCMP seize nearly $20 grand in road rage case

Williams Lake Mounties say they took almost $20,000 in illegitimate cash off the street over the weekend. RCMP were called to the McDonalds parking lot on Broadway Avenue South shortly after 8 Saturday morning for what they describe as an escalating road rage incident. Officers arrested two males and searched one the vehicles associated with the incident due to allegations ... Read More »

Fort St. John Mounties searching for missing man

Fort St. John RCMP are asking for the public’s help finding a missing man not seen for two months. Mounties say 20-year-old Ryan Radcliffe was last seen June 18, 2017.  RCMP say Radcliffe is described as: Caucasian male 20 years old 6 feet 2 inches tall 250-280 lbs brown hair brown eyes Investigators say Radcliffe was last seen wearing a ... Read More »

CRD/First Nations lift some evacuation alerts

Things are starting to get back to normal for some First Nations and Cariboo Regional District communities as BC’s worst fire season on record continues. The CRD, Xatśūll – Cmetēm First Nations, Williams Lake Indian Band, and Esdilagh First Nation have lifted evacuation alerts for many communities located east of the Fraser River. A news release from the CRD says the ... Read More »

Interior Health closes Tatla Lake health centre

An evacuation order has left the West Chilcotin Health Centre in Tatla Lake closed. The Cariboo Regional District issued the order Friday due to wildfire activity in the area. Interior Health says residents should contact 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.  They can also attend the Alexis Creek Health Centre Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to ... Read More »

Fire forces expansion of evacuation order for Tatla Lake area

The Cariboo Regional District has expanded an evacuation order for the area around Tatla Lake. Due to immediate danger, the CRD says RCMP or other groups will be letting affected residents know. The evacuation route is Highway 20 and then on to Prince George. A map of the affected areas can be seen here: Those residents who have accommodations ... Read More »

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