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LDB announces second marijuana product run ahead of legalization

The Liquor Distribution Branch is looking to build its portfolio of suppliers with a second product run. In July, the LDB finalized deals with 32 licensed providers in BC for their initial product rollout on October 17th. Now, the Branch is looking to add more licensed producers of dried cannabis, oils, capsules, and seeds. The second product call will open ... Read More »

Alkali Lake and South Stikine fires grow to 30 thousand hectares

Efforts to quell the flames burning around Telegraph Creek are being expanded as the combined Alkali Lake and South Stikine Fires have ballooned to 30 thousand hectares. According to information officer Heather Rice, there are now 136 firefighters and even more heavy equipment on site battling the blaze. There has been no additional structure damage over the past two days ... Read More »

Babine Complex fires continue aggressive behaviour

Rough weather conditions through the day yesterday led to extreme fire behaviour for the group of fires in the Bulkley-Nechako known as the Babine Complex. Fire Information Officer Brian Hearnden (Hurn-din) says that light rain today won’t have much of an impact as continued wind shifts will make things rough for crews again. Evacuation alerts and orders were expanded overnight ... Read More »

Heiltsuk Nation condemns Federal Government’s towing contract decision

The Heiltsuk Nation is condemning the Federal Government’s choice for an ocean towing contract. Atlantic Towing Limited was recently awarded a 3 year contract for two emergency towing vessels on the West Coast as part of the Oceans Protection Plan. The Heiltsuk Nation, who submitted a joint bid with Horizon Maritime Services Limited, issued a statement against the decision this ... Read More »

Terrace area trail closed for Grizzly activity

Evidence of a grizzly bear has one trail near Terrace closed off to the public. The Gunsight Trail, south of Terrace, was closed Thursday morning after the apparent discovery of a grizzly bear guarding a moose carcass. The BC Conservation Service says it is far more likely that a bear will attack if they are already guarding their kills. As ... 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 »

Two new evacuation order expansions in the Bulkley-Nechako, including one south of Houston

High winds have led to growing wildfires and two expanded evacuation orders in the Bulkley-Nechako. This afternoon, the District issued expanded orders for both the Shovel Lake wildfire evacuation zone, and more recently, the Nadina Lake evacuation zone. The Shovel Lake area now extends from Taltapin Lake to the Sutherland FSR. Nadina Lake’s orders now stretch to the Tahtsa FSR ... Read More »

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