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BC Hydro applying credits for evacuees

BC Hydro will be providing some relief to those forced from their homes due to wildfires. Bill credits will be provided to costumers who find themselves under evacuation orders. The credit will be automatically applied to the accounts of costumers to cover any electricity consumed during the period that they are away due to an evacuation order. BC Hydro will ... Read More »

Evacuation alerts around Lang Lake fire lifted

Evacuation alerts for the Lang Lake, Murphy Lake, Eagle Creek, and Hawkins Lake areas have been lifted. The alerts had covered 454 properties, but with the Lang Lake wildfire now 70 percent contained and 100 percent guarded, the Cariboo Regional District has lifted the alert. The District is warning residents to remain safe as there is still wildfire activity in ... Read More »

Mudslides on Highway 99 force evacuations for Bonaparte Indian Band

24 people near Cache Creek have been forced from their homes following a string of 17 mudslides across a small area earlier in the week. The evacuees are all members of the Bonaparte Indian Band living west of Cache Creek along Highway 99. Many homes suffered significant damage along the 9 km stretch. Officials say the ground in the area ... Read More »

Shovel Lake wildfire remains very active

The Shovel Lake wildfire remained very active yesterday as the 68 thousand hectare blaze had smoke filling the skies in Prince George, Vanderhoof, and Burns Lake. While perimeter growth was limited yesterday, the fire continued to pose massive threats to those in the area. 52 pieces of heavy equipment have been set up in an effort to control the fire’s ... Read More »

Moderate weather to allow Alkali Lake fire crews to begin assessing roads

Moderate weather expected for today is allowing crews on the Alkali Lake wildfire to focus on clearing Highway 51. The Highway has been closed for some time as crews continue to fight the 39 thousand hectare blaze, but cool and calm weather today means they can finally begin to assess the roads. On top of the roads, the 153 personnel ... Read More »

Trans Mountain expansion receives approval to begin construction from NEB

Construction on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion could begin any day now after acquiring National Energy Board approval yesterday. Sections one through four of the expansion, which cover the area between Edmonton and Kamloops, have met all of the required pre-construction requirements, according to the NEB. As a result, the company can begin construction right away, pending permits. 96 percent ... Read More »

UBCM prepares 205 resolutions for meetings next month

The Union of BC Municipalities has released a set of key talking points that will take centre stage when they meet next month. 205 resolutions in total were submitted by the numerous municipalities that will be attending the annual meeting in Whistler. Some of the key resolutions include: cannabis regulation, a Greyhound replacement, affordable housing, reconciliation, and the future of ... Read More »

Extreme fire behaviour warning issued for Bulkley-Nechako

The BC Wildfire Service says the Shovel Lake fire was very active Thursday, but there was no significant growth in the perimeter of the 684 square kilometre blaze. Strong winds that were in the forecast failed to materialize, but wildfire officials notified the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako of an extreme fire behaviour warning late Thursday afternoon due to wind expected ... Read More »

Cariboo Regional District issues evacuation order for 62 properties in the Dean River North area

The Cariboo Regional District has issued an evacuation order for 62 properties in the Dean River North area, including Itcha Ilgachuz Provincial Park. The CRD says RCMP or other groups will be notifying the affected properties due to the immediate danger. The evacuation order area includes 57 properties in the Cariboo Regional District and five properties on Ulkatcho First Nation. ... Read More »

CNC shutters Fort St. James campus due to wildfire risk

As the Shovel Lake wildfire continues to burn, the College of New Caledonia has decided to close its Fort St. James campus until further notice. CNC says it took the action to protect the safety and students and employees as an evacuation alert related to the wildfire continues and others have voluntarily left the area. The campus will remain closed ... Read More »

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