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RDBN partially rescinds evacuation order for north shore of Fraser Lake

Some residents on the north shore of Fraser Lake will be able to go home. The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has partially rescinded an evacuation order related to the Shovel Lake wildfire. The area downgraded to an evacuation alert includes the north shore of Fraser Lake from east of the Stella Forest Service Road to the properties on the east side ... Read More »

Evacuation alert issued for Takla Lake area

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako issued an evacuation alert in the Takla Lake area due to a wildfire. The alert is in effect for an area surrounding Takla Lake, south of Mount Blanchet Park and north of Middle River, but officials say the alert does not include the community of Takla Landing. Residents are advised to prepare to evacuate should an ... Read More »

EMBC asks self-evacuated residents to consider returning home

With accommodations reaching capacity in communities hosting wildfire evacuees, Emergency Management BC (EMBC) is asking those not at risk to think about heading home. Officials say Emergency Social Services are intended for those on evacuation order.  While there were some exceptions made during the current wildfire season, space is now needed for those on evacuation order. EMBC is asking those ... Read More »

Cariboo Regional District downgrades evacuation order for 544 properties

Some Cariboo Regional District residents can go home after the CRD downgraded the evacuation order for 544 properties to an alert. The properties are located in the Northern CRD Boundary South to Titetown areas. While the order has been downgraded, officials say wildfires remain active and firefighting activities continue in the area. The CRD says It is important for residents to ... Read More »

Hot, dry weather worsens drought conditions

Record-breaking hot and dry conditions have caused elevated drought levels across BC. Northern BC, coastal areas, and Vancouver Island are the most affected, with the Province issuing a Level 4 drought rating for the Northeast, Northwest, Stikine and Skeena-Nass areas, as well as all of Vancouver Island. The Province is elevating the drought rating to Level 3 for a number ... Read More »

Multiple residents arrest after drug bust in Williams Lake

A month long investigation in Williams Lake has led to six arrests following a massive drug bust. RCMP started the investigation during the July long weekend, which eventually led them to a residence on Soda Creek Road. After acquiring a search warrant, police discovered a large variety of drugs believed to be fentanyl, heroin, meth, cocaine, and numerous others along ... Read More »

Public consultation schedule for 2019 budget released

The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services has released its public consultation schedule for its 2019 budget. Any BC resident can register for a public hearing to have their suggestions and concerns on the next budget heard. Consultations in the north will be held in Dawson Creek on September 17th, Prince George and Smithers on the 18th, and ... Read More »

Alkali Lake fire stagnant over night, now largest active fire in BC

The combined Alkali Lake superfire is now the largest fire burning in BC, covering nearly 12 hundred square kilometres. Crews today are attempting to slow the blaze’s rapid growth towards the community of Glenora by establishing new fireguards between the Winter and Dodjatin Creeks. Yesterday, crews reestablished the fireguard on the northend of the fire threatening Highway 51 that had ... Read More »

Lower Post evacuees itching to help firefighting efforts

Evacuees from Lower Post are begging wildfire crews to let them return home to assist in firefighting efforts. The town was evacuated earlier in the week after the Lutz Creek Fire hopped the Liard River and began threatening buildings. To date, at least 3 structures have suffered confirmed damage due to the now 6 thousand hectare blaze, which the BC ... Read More »

Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative hits 3,000 applications

After a short struggle to open up the program, the provincial government’s Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative has taken off. Now with nearly 3 thousand child care providers across the province applying, and 87 percent of those being approved, initial doubts have all but disappeared. It is estimated that the program has saved BC parents approximately 35 million dollars combined ... Read More »

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