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RDBN expands evacuation order for Tweedsmuir fires

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has announced an evacuation order for an area southwest of Fraser Lake. The order, related to the Tweedsmuir Complex of fires, covers an area south of Eutsuk Lake to the Southern boundary of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako and East of the Cheslaslie Main Forest Service Road and south and north of the Nechako Reservoir, ... Read More »

Weather causes wildfire flare-up in 100 Mile area

The BC Wildfire Service says weather was behind increased fire activity within the 100 Mile Fire Zone Thursday. The Houseman wildfire north of Horse Lake Ridge, forced the Cariboo Regional District to issue an evacuation order in the Houseman Road area Thursday night.  The fire is estimated at 12 hectares and is highly visible. Crews and heavy equipment were met ... Read More »

Shovel Lake wildfire evacuation alert area expanded again

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has once again expanded the evacuation alert area associated with the Shovel Lake Wildfire. The expanded evacuation alert is in effect for the area east of the Augier Main Forest Service Road to the Sutherland Forest Service Road and South shore of Stuart Lake to Lind Lake Pit Road and Grant Road.  And South of Sutherland ... Read More »

CRD issues evacuation order for an area northeast of 100 Mile House

The Cariboo Regional District has issued an evacuation order for the Houseman Road Area, about 12 kilometres northeast of 100 Mile House. The CRD says RCMP or other groups will be expediting this action. The evacuation route is: Kaluza Road and/or Houseman Road to Canim-Hendrix Lake Road to 100 Mile House. Residents should register with Emergency Support Services (ESS) at ... Read More »

Evacuation order for Verdun Mountain Wildfire expands

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has expanded the evacuation order for the Verdun Mountain Fire burning 16 km southwest of Grassy Plains. The expanded evacuation order area is from the Tatalaska Forest Service Road south to Eakin Settlement Road and Keefes Landing Road to the East end of Takysie Lake. The expanded evacuation order includes properties on the North shore of Takysie Lake. ... Read More »

Luke Strimbold faces additional sex-related charges

Additional criminal charges have been announced against the former mayor of Burns Lake. Special Prosecutor Leonard Doust has approved further sex-related charges against Luke Strimbold involving three additional complainants. A statement from the BC Prosecution says Doust has also approved the majority of the initial charges which are included on a 29-count direct indictment filed today in BC Supreme Court ... Read More »

RDBN expands Shovel Lake evacuation order/alert areas

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has expanded evacuation order and alert areas related to the Shovel Lake fire burning 30 km northeast of Burns Lake. The evacuation order is in effect for the following area east of the center of Taltapin Lake to West of the Sutherland Forest Service Road and South of Hannay Lake and North of Owl Lake. ... Read More »

Tŝilhqot’in expand ranger program

The Tŝilhqot’in National Government is expanding a program to monitor, educate, and ensure stewardship compliance in Tŝilhqot’in Territory. The Tŝilhqot’in Ranger program began in 2015 within the nation’s Declared Aboriginal title lands.   But as the territory recovers from the effects of last year’s devastating wildfires, the TNG has added two rangers for areas outside title lands. “For far too long our area ... Read More »

Tahltan territory wildfires merge into massive blaze

The BC Wildfire Service says the Alkali Lake fire near Telegraph Creek and the South Stikine wildfire have merged into one huge fire, fanned by southwest wind. Put together, both blazes have now scorched nearly 29,000 hectares or about 290 square kilometres of land with no end to their growth and volatility in sight. At a community update meeting Wednesday ... Read More »

Verdun Fire evacuation order/alert areas expand

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has expanded evacuation order and alert areas for the Verdun Fire southwest of Grassy Plains. The expanded evacuation order is in effect from the Tatalaska Forest Service Road (FSR) south to Eakin Settlement Road. Keefes Landing Road to the eastern boundary of Lot 897, including Takysie Pit Road and Takysie Recreation Site. The expanded evacuation alert is ... Read More »

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