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Dawson Creek RCMP assist in capture of Alberta theives

Dawson Creek RCMP lended assistance yesterday when a pair of skid steer theives crossed the Alberta border. The skid steers were stolen from Beaverlodge overnight and tracked via GPS on the equipment. Police used satellite technology to locate the steers. Upon finding the stolen equipment, police also discovered four pick up trucks, suspected to be stolen as well, among other ... Read More »

BCFED calls for government to work together on a pharmacare solution

The BC Federation of Labour is calling for all branches of government to come together to improve pharmacare. According to the Federation, Canada is the only country with a universal health care program that does not include prescription drug coverage. 800 thousand people in BC lack employer funded drug coverage, according to the Federation, and millions of people across Canada ... Read More »

Minister of Safety Mike Farnworth declares provincial state of emergency for BC

For the second year in a row, wildfires have forced the government to declare a provincial state of emergency. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth ushered in the state of emergency via a press conference this morning. According to Minister Farnworth, the declaration gives the province the power needed to tap in to resources and administrative actions ... Read More »

Guards set up around Verdun wildfire threatened overnight

Significant activity on the Verdun wildfire yesterday saw numerous evacuation zones expanded as the fire now sits at 54 hundred hectares. The aggressive activity of the blaze yesterday threatened guards that had been set up by crews, though they appear to be holding for the moment. 17 additional structural support crew members have been added to the crews to help ... Read More »

At least 47 structures damaged by Alkali Lake fires

Strong winds and increased smoke caused the Alkali Lake wildfire near Telegraph Creek to once again grow overnight. Now covering more than 35 thousand hectares, the second largest wildfire currently burning in the province, has a crew of more than 170 firefighters working to extinguish it. Four water tenders are now set up and working in the city as air ... Read More »

Terrace issues complete fire ban, including Ferry Island

The City of Terrace has issued a complete fire ban within city boundaries. Officials say the decision to expand the ban comes after a long stretch of hot, dry weather which has left the fire danger rating at extreme. The ban includes backyard food fires, any active burning permits issued by the City of Terrace, and campfires at Ferry Island, ... Read More »

Wildfires flare up near Lower Post

The BC Wildfire Service says crews are dealing with a number of fires along the BC-Yukon border. Officials say wind gusts of up to 50 kilometres per hour are causing increased fire activity. One of the fires that’s seen a flare-up is the Lutz Creek Fire 14 kilometres southwest of Lower Post. While there’s lots of smoke visible in the ... Read More »

Cariboo Regional District reduces evacuation alert for areas north of Quesnel

The Cariboo Regional District has reduced the boundaries for the Highway 97 West to Michelle Bazaeko FSR Area Evacuation Alert. The CRD says communities north of Quesnel between the Fraser River and Highway 97 are now all clear, including Ten Mile Lake, Cinema, Moose Heights, and Strathnaver. Communities west of the Fraser River remain on alert, including Nazko, Baker Creek, ... Read More »

West Babine River fire prompts evacuation order

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued an evacuation order related to the West Babine River Fire. The order area runs 1 km north and 1 km south of the Babine River Corridor Park, east of Thomlinson Creek and west of Shelagyote River. Due to limited local accommodations, those who need lodging should go to Prince George. Register at the ESS reception centre ... Read More »

RDBN expands evacuation order area for Tweedsmuir Complex Fires

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has expanded an evacuation order and revised an evacuation alert for the Tweedsmuir Complex Fires. The Evacuation Order now covers an area south of Ootsa Lake to the Southern boundary of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako. East of Whitesail Lake including the Nechako Reservoir, known as Jim Smith Point. Because of limited availability of local accommodations, those who require ... Read More »

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