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Quesnel shows their support

The city of Quesnel has opened up different types of support centers all around their city. Yesterday, the city opened up a wildfire information kiosk at the new community space on the corner of Reid Street and St Laurent Ave. The office is staffed by a Wildfire Branch communications officer from 10am-2pm every day for as long as needed. The ... Read More »

BC Hydro update

As Wildfires continue to spread in the province, B.C Hydro crews continue to repair and rebuild electrical infrastructure damage. Latest numbers show wildfires have caused damage to 248 distribution power poles, 114 cross arms, 231 spans of wire and 35 transformers. In the Cache Creek area, BC Hydro crews are fixing 11 transmission structures. Due to the difficult terrain and ... Read More »

RCMP gather up horses

On July 17th RCMP officers were working in an evacuated zone near Highway 97 in Williams Lake, they had to live up to their mountie name. Two horses in an enclosure near the checkpoint jumped their fence and were running freely on the roadway, a third horse who was bigger than the other two attempted the scale the fence and ... Read More »

Alana Boileau on Journeys with Kiefer Collison

Alana Boileau is with the community relations team for the Inquiry for MMIW. She comes on Journeys to talk about the sharing sessions that are happening in Hazelton Smithers and Terrace. Read More »

Horgan’s first day in office: More funds for evacuees, Task force for wildfires, extended state of emergency

Newly sworn in Premier John Horgan is wasting no time when it comes to the wildfires. Today Horgan announced the state of emergency will be increased by two weeks. It expired July 21 at midnight, but will now be extended. Horgan also announced that addition funds will go to all the families displaced for longer than two weeks. The creation ... Read More »

MMA fighter visits Terrace area

Kids in the Terrace area had a chance to hang out with an MMA fighter who has a story to tell. Chris Bukwas Anderson is an MMA fighter from Comox Valley. Anderson is currently 6-0 in his pro fighting career trying to reach the UFC. Anderson visits these small communities in B.C to donate equipment and motivate kids, he says ... Read More »

Some evacuees given green light to return home

There are 159 fires still burning throughout the province, with only 9 new fires Monday, finally putting the new daily fires in to single digits. Officials are on the lookout for rain today and tomorrow in the most affected areas, but it isn’t clear exactly how much rain they will see or how long it will last. BC Wildfire Services ... Read More »

Tsilhqot’in still in need of supplies, relief

Members of the Tsilhqot’in National Government are remaining in their home communities despite evacuation orders all around them and now lack of supplies. Xeni Gwet’in First Nation received a food drop on Sunday, and Alexis Creek got theirs on Tuesday, but Chief Roger William says its just not enough. Members continue to fight fires throughout fatigue and are not rationing ... Read More »

Transportation Partners step up

With wildfires tearing apart the province of B.C Transportation providers have stepped up to help evacuees. Airlines like West Jet, Air Canada, and Central Mountain Air will allow changes on reservations and provide travel discounts. West Jet will offer 50% off base fares between Prince George and anywhere in Canada or the US, they will also have a 25% discount ... Read More »

NDP announces new cabinet

The new premier John Horgan announced his new cabinet that will feature the first Indigenous woman appointed to cabinet. Horgan says he is building a better B.C. and looking to get results. “Starting today, we will deliver a government that works for people. We’re going to work hard every day to build a better B.C.,” said Horgan. Horgan’s cabinet is ... Read More »

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