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Evacuation order issued

Jul 31, 2021 / 8:20 pm

Photo: Contributed 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, impacting well over 100 properties. RCMP and search and rescue

Smoke's link to COVID-19?

Jul 31, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Alanna Kelly A firefighting helicopter in the smoke over Cache Creek on Thursday A recent study has suggested there could be an association between persistent wildfire smoke and the spread of COVID-19. The study recently published

Closures through weekend

Jul 30, 2021 / 7:05 pm

Photo: BNA Brewing UPDATE: 7:05 p.m. The Landing Kitchen + Bar in West Kelowna has made the decision to close for the balance of the August long weekend. In a news release, the restaurant said it will be closing for the long weekend due

New fire erupts in Manning

Jul 30, 2021 / 6:05 pm

Photo: BCWS 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 the roadway. “Campers and hikers were asked to leave the

Sparks continues run north

Jul 30, 2021 / 5:48 pm

Photo: BCWS Sparks Lake Fire burning from the guard inward on July 27, 2021. B.C.’s biggest wildfire remains at its most active along its north flank. The Sparks Lake wildfire northwest of Kamloops is now 65,000 hectares in size. “The

Hurt hiker helped from trail

Jul 30, 2021 / 3:09 pm

Photo: Dave Ogilvie Firefighters were called to assist paramedics Friday afternoon to help with a rescue in Bear Creek Provincial Park. A call came in at roughly 12:30 p.m. for a hiker with a dislocated knee on the trail. Firefighters

Infrared scan done on fire

Jul 30, 2021 / 2:02 pm

Photo: BCWS The BC Wildfire Service says it has completed a full infrared scan of a large wildfire burning in the Brenda Mines area off Highway 97C. The Brenda Creek wildfire is still estimated to be 874 hectares, a size it has held for

Fire grows up July Mountain

Jul 30, 2021 / 11:48 am

Photo: BCWS The perimeter for the July Mountain wildfire on Thursday (left) compared to on Sunday (right) A wildfire burning just off the Coquihalla Highway is growing away from the roadway. New mapping published last Thursday night

Flat Lake ignitions go ahead

Jul 29, 2021 / 5:46 pm

Photo: BCWS Planned ignitions underway Thursday at the Flat Lake wildfire. Planned ignitions are underway at a massive wildfire burning in the South Cariboo. The BC Wildfire Service says the controlled burn at the Flat Lake wildfire

Coquihalla crash cleared

Jul 29, 2021 / 5:13 pm

Contributed UPDATE 5:15 p.m. The crash scene has been cleared and southbound lanes are now open. UPDATE 3:30 p.m. BC Highway Patrol is expecting the southbound lanes of the Coquihalla Highway to be fully reopened within an hour after



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