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Long weekend crashes kill 2

It was a deadly long weekend on Northern BC Highways with two fatalities on holiday Monday. RCMP say one person died and two others were taken to hospital in serious condition after a truck and trailer left Highway 16 between Prince George and McBride. The crash happened just east of Slim Creek. Another person was killed in a two-vehicle collision ... Read More »

Evacuation alerts issued as Coastal wildfire jumps park boundary

The Cariboo Regional District wants people in the Charlotte Lake, Nimpo Lake, and Anahim Lake areas to be ready to leave in a hurry. The CRD has issued evacuation alerts to residents as the Precipice Wildfire west of Bella Coola continues to grow. As of Saturday, the fire had escaped the boundary of Tweedsmuir Park and was mapped at 4300 ... Read More »

Fire evacuee celebrates return to Williams Lake by lighting fireworks

Williams Lake Mounties say a local man sobered up in city cells after a celebrating his return home with fireworks. RCMP were called out to the Carson Drive and Central Court area early Saturday morning after complaints about fireworks being set off. Police found a number of used fireworks canisters at a local property and took a man into custody. ... Read More »

Cariboo Regional District issues evacuation order for the north side of Quesnel Lake

A series of interface fires burning since early July have flared up, forcing the CRD to evacuate a small number of properties in the Grain Creek area located on the north side of Quesnel Lake. Officials noticed increased fire behaviour earlier this week and the Office of the Fire Commissioner worked with the BC Wildfire Service to set up structure ... Read More »

Evacuation order expanded to Chilcotin

Effective immediately, the Cariboo Regional District has issued an expanded evacuation order for the area south of Highway 20 to the southern CRD border and east to the Fraser River. This is an expansion of the order issued on July 28, 2017, for the area south of Highway 20 to Alex Lake. View a map of the affected areas here: ... Read More »

Highway 93 closure

Parks Canada is urging the public to obey closures and bans issued because of the Verdant Creek wildfire as they head into the long weekend. That includes the closure of Highway 93, which DriveBC said had been shut down again as of 2 pm Friday. The service said the road was closed in both directions from Radium Hot Springs to the ... Read More »

June showing increase in drug overdoses for the province

The Province of B.C continues to see more drug overdoses. The number of overdose deaths in the province up 88% compared to the same time last year. Data shows there were 111 suspected drug overdose deaths in June alone, an average of 3.7 a day. This increases the number of deaths for the year to date at 780, up from ... Read More »

State of emergency extended through Mid-August

The Province has extended their state of emergency through the end of the day on August 18th, Horgan originally announced an extension on July 19th. The state of emergency declaration will continue to apply to the whole province, this ensures that federal, provincial and local resources can be delivered in a coordinated response to the wildfire situation and continue to ... Read More »

Smoky Skies bulletin for Prince George

The Ministry of Environment and Climate change along with the Interior and Northern Health Authorities have amended the area the advisory covered due to changing smoke conditions. The area will now include Prince George and then south into the Cariboo and down to the interior and southeast of the province. Concentrations will vary as the winds, fire behaviour and temperatures ... Read More »

RCMP looking for identity of suspects involved in robbery

Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying the persons believed responsible for a theft at a retail store in Prince George earlier this summer. On June 12th, 2017, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a theft from a retail store on Ferry Avenue in Prince George.  On June 9th, a male and a female suspect left the store ... Read More »

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