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Firework show for Riverboat Days still a go with province wide fire ban

While the entire province of B.C is under a fire ban, Terrace will still be using fireworks for riverboat days. Deputy fire chief Dave Jephson says they’ve been communicating with the ministry of forests and the firework show will be safe. Riverboat days will take place Friday, August 4th to Sunday, August 13th Read More »

Yourbrook Energy trying to limit diesel use

A local company is testing the viability of replacing diesel generated power on the islands with wave power. Yourbrook energy systems have been testing a prototype for just under a month. Clyde Greenough is the manager of Yourbrook and he says 10 coastal communities are tied to diesel generators, and it’s important to find alternate energy. Greenough adds the importance ... Read More »

Premier-designate speaks on wildfire situation

Currently, 217 wildfires are burning throughout the territory, with only 35 new fires from yesterday. The number of evacuees continues to grow with approximately 14,365 people displaced from their homes. B.C. premier-designate John Horgan says everyone has to come together as a province. One of the growing issues is air quality as smoke advisories continue. Dr. Bonnie Henry, the Deputy ... Read More »

Quesnel Mayor warns of “false fire marshals”

With Wildfires causing confusion it looks like citizens of Quesnel need to worry about fake fire marshals. Mayor Bob Simpson says “There have been very disturbing reports of people being given evacuation alerts by individuals posing as “Fire Marshals”. The individuals are described as wearing a uniform and high-viz vests and are door-knocking in various areas around Quesnel. If the ... Read More »

West Jet, Air Canada doing everything they can to help with the wildfires

Two of Canada’s biggest airlines will now offer discounts on flights out of the B.C interior due to the wildfire situation. West Jet and Air Canada both showed their support by unveiling offers on Sunday. West Jet is offering a 50 percent discount on flights booked by July 19th for travel up to July 25th from Prince George to other ... Read More »

Bc Hydro update

Wildfires have been tearing up the Central and Southern Interior and it’s lead to thousands without power according to BC Hydro. There are currently about 7,000 customers without power in Williams Lake and 100 Mile House, and BC Hydro is awaiting clearance from fire officials before beginning work. BC Hydro has been working with Emergency Management BC and fire officials ... Read More »

Billy Barker days canceled

The City of Quesnel will not partake in one of the cities most anticipated festivals of the summer. Yesterday, the not-for-profit organizations coordinating events for the Billy Barker days festival met up and decided to cancel the event. The group felt that the decision was not only necessary but was made out of respect and empathy for those displaced from ... Read More »

Jason Camp and the Posers on Journeys with Kiefer Collison

Punk duo from Haida Gwaii come on Journeys to talk about there up an coming tour and also how traditional Haida Music inspires there punk music. Read More »

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Terrace Fire Ban

Effective at 5 today all open burning, including campfires, will be prohibited throughout the city of Terrace. The ban is put in place due to the current weather conditions and the volume of fires to which the BC wildfire service is responding. Campfires, Category 2 and 3 open fires, burning of any waste, the use of tiki torches, fireworks, firecrackers, ... Read More »

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