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Fire grows near Wasa

Aug 1, 2021 / 12:00 pm

The Bill Nye Mountain fire was fanned by strong wind gusts on Saturday. The BC Wildfire Service said flames have crossed Lazy Lake Road, and the fire is...

Woman attacked by coyote

Aug 1, 2021 / 11:16 am

The Conservation Officer Service is investigating after a woman was attacked by a coyote in Vancouver's Stanley Park Friday evening. The incident occurred...

500,000 hectares burned

Aug 1, 2021 / 10:10 am

Multiple monstrous fires continue to rage in B.C., causing smoky skies to sweep across the province. As of Sunday morning, BC Wildfire Service crews are...

Rain falls on Vancouver

Aug 1, 2021 / 7:39 am

With over a month and a half of soaring temperatures and wildfires, Metro Vancouver residents took to social media to share their delight at Saturday...

Evacuation order issued

Jul 31, 2021 / 8:20 pm

UPDATED: 8:20 p.m. The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has issued an evacuation order for the Eastgate area due to the Garrison Lake wildfire,...

$11K worth of gear stolen

Jul 31, 2021 / 7:00 pm

A search and rescue group in BC's Interior is frustrated after several pieces of equipment were recently stolen from them. Quesnel Search and Rescue shared...

Missing person to locate

Jul 31, 2021 / 5:12 pm

Surrey RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a high risk missing person identified as Jaskaran Sandhu. Sandhu was last seen at 11:30 a.m....

70 lightning strikes, 6 fires

Jul 31, 2021 / 4:12 pm

BC Wildfire Service Crews are responding to six lightning caused fires on Saturday, resulting from a band of lightning that moved through the Fraser Zone....

Respect evacuation orders

Jul 31, 2021 / 9:45 am

During this dynamic and aggressive wildfire season, it appears some people are ignoring first responders' recommendations. Jean Strong, fire information...

Fires could affect watersheds

Jul 31, 2021 / 7:00 am

There is more to learn about the consequences of intensifying wildfires on community watersheds across Canada, but a large, severe fire followed by heavy...

Smoke's link to COVID-19?

Jul 31, 2021 / 4:00 am

A recent study has suggested there could be an association between persistent wildfire smoke and the spread of COVID-19. The study recently published in the...

Preventing the 'silent killer'

Jul 30, 2021 / 8:00 pm

Technical Safety BC is offering tips on how to detect and prevent carbon monoxide ahead of the long weekend. Dean Schmitke, the incident investigation senior...

Hwy 3 reopens after crash

Jul 30, 2021 / 7:06 pm

UPDATE: 8:26 p.m. An accident on Highway 3 west of Bromley Place in Princeton has been cleared. The crash happened earlier this afternoon between Bromley and...

Snake on a bus

Jul 30, 2021 / 6:15 pm

Passengers on board a bus in B.C. were startled after a snake was discovered enjoying a free ride. The snake was spotted slithering underneath the seats of a...

New fire erupts in Manning

Jul 30, 2021 / 6:05 pm

UPDATE 6:05 p.m. The BC Wildfire Service says the Fat Dog Creek wildfire is now about 20 hectares in size. It is visible from Highway 3 but is not impacting...

Social media solves mystery

Jul 30, 2021 / 4:51 pm

The Royal B.C. Museum has identified one of the men in a set of mystery photos from its archives, thanks to clues from the public. Museum staff had found the...

Financial help for evacuees

Jul 30, 2021 / 4:03 pm

Some financial relief is coming to British Columbians impacted by the 2021 wildfire season. On Friday, the province announced it had teamed up with the Canadian...

BC readies heat response

Jul 30, 2021 / 3:22 pm

British Columbia is gearing up to respond to another heat wave by taking several steps including opening civic centres that would otherwise be closed so people...

243 new cases, no deaths

Jul 30, 2021 / 2:20 pm

New daily COVID-19 cases continue to rise in B.C., largely pushed by rising case counts in the Interior. There were 243 new cases of the virus identified in the...

No plans to follow Alberta

Jul 30, 2021 / 2:10 pm

As Alberta plans to reel in its COVID-19 public health protocols by mid-August, B.C. has no plans to follow suit any time soon. This week, Alberta's Chief...

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