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High streamflow advisory issued for Bulkley River and Buck Creek

The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a high streamflow advisory for the Bulkley River, including Buck Creek and areas around Houston and Smithers. The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako is asking residents to avoid recreation on or near the Bulkley River and tributaries due to the unpredictable nature of flooding. The RDBN is advising those in areas that may be ... Read More »

Proposed pipeline work camp open house Tuesday

A pipeline work camp that could house hundreds near Burns Lake will be the subject of an open house Tuesday. TransCanada plans to construct the camp as part of the Coastal GasLink pipeline which would feed the proposed LNG Canada project in Kitimat. The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako is hosting the open house as part of its preliminary review process ... Read More »

High water affecting Lakes District roads

The Ministry of Transportation says the spring melt is impacting roads and culverts in the Lakes District. Officials say a rapid melt in the Burns Lake and Grassy Plains areas has many culverts and ditches at or above capacity. The following routes are affected by water and/or washouts: -Hwy 16 -East Tchesinkut -Colleymount -Ootsa-Nadina -Eakin Settlement -Tatalrose -Wilson -Rose Lake ... Read More »

CRD says 120 properties west of Quesnel under evacuation order

Emergency officials in B-C are warning that last year’s devastating wildfires in parts of the province have the potential to make this year’s spring flooding even worse. Cariboo Regional District emergency operations centre spokeswoman Emily Epp says residents on about 120 properties in the Upper Nazko area west of Quesnel have now been ordered to evacuate because of rising rivers. ... Read More »

Flooding forces evacuations west of Quesnel

The Cariboo Regional District has issued an evacuation order for the Upper Nazko area west of Quesnel. The order, issued due to flooding danger and potential loss of access routes expands on one issued for the region Sunday afternoon. The CRD says the area includes 74 properties.  RCMP will be going door to door with the order Monday, April 30th. ... Read More »

Flood warning issued for Nazko/West Road River

The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a flood warning for the Nazko River and West Road River. Officials have also maintained a flood watch for the BC Central Interior, including the Bonaparte River, and tributaries around Williams lake, Quesnel Merritt, and Cache Creek. A high streamflow advisory is still in effect for a number of other areas, including the ... Read More »

District of Kitimat issued Water Quality Advisory

The District of Kitimat has issued a Water Quality Advisory for all users of its community water system. Northern Health is recommending children, pregnant women, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems drink boiled water. The district says elevated levels of turbidity in the Kitimat River are behind the advisory. While there’s no evidence of increased risk to users, ... Read More »

New conservation officers sworn in

The BC government says 20 new conservation officers will be out in the field by this fall. Environment Minister George Heyman says the COs, sworn in Thursday, will provide more boots on the ground to help stem what he says has been an overdue lack of frontline protection. The conservation officers will head to a number of northern communities, including ... Read More »

High streamflow advisories posted for areas around Quesnel, Williams Lake

The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a high streamflow advisory for a wide swath of the province, including areas of the Cariboo-Chilcotin. Hydrologists say warmer weather over the next several days could see smaller streams and tributaries rise rapidly due to snow melt in the low-to-mid level snowpacks. Quesnel and areas west, including Baker Creek, and Williams Lake are ... Read More »

Avalanche control set for Highway 37A

Highway 37A will be closed Thursday afternoon for avalanche control work. The route will be shut down in both directions from Stewart to Meziadin Junction between 2:00 and 6:00 pm today. Expect delays of up to two hours. Check DriveBC for details. Read More »

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