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by Contributor on Sunday Jul 16 2017

The B.C. government recognizes the overwhelming generosity of British Columbians and the various organizations who are pulling together to help those affected by the wildfires burning in various areas throughout the province.

Anyone wanting to provide assistance to those affected by the wildfires has a variety of ways to do so.

The Canadian Red Cross is supporting the Government...

by Castlegar Source on Friday Jul 14 2017

Williams Lake - Targeted enforcement of prolific property criminals in the Williams Lake area resulted in the arrest of two individuals following a vehicle stop.

On July 11, 2017, two individuals were arrested as a result of a routine vehicle stop at 9 Avenue North and Latin Street. During a subsequent search of their vehicle, police officers located a television which is believed to...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 13 2017

The BC Wildfire Service is urging members of the public to stay away from active wildfires wherever they may be in the province.

British Columbia's fire management professionals, hardworking firefighters, aircraft crews and contracted firefighters need plenty of room to do this challenging work.

The presence of unauthorized people in these areas represents a significant safety...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 12 2017

The provincial government announced the first of 310 firefighting personnel from other Canadian agencies began arriving in British Columbia on Sunday, July 9, 2017, to help the BC Wildfire Service get the upper hand on the 225 wildfires that are burning in the province.

Under normal circumstances, the BC Wildfire Service has sufficient staff, aircraft and equipment available to tackle...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 10 2017

With the province under a state of emergency due to the hundreds of wildfires in progress throughout B.C., ICBC is advising customers to protect their vehicles and important documents and to avoid driving near impacted areas.

For customers on evacuation alert:

  • Pack all essential ID and documents in preparation...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 09 2017

Premier Christy Clark has issued the following statement regarding the current wildfire activity in British Columbia:

“Our first priority during this period of extreme wildfire activity in the interior has been to ensure the safety of all those directly impacted.

“This included declaring a provincial state of emergency so that all possible tools are available to fight...

by Dermod Travis on Tuesday Jul 04 2017

They're the stories that tug at us.

Here's one from Waco, Texas: “My 86 year old mom...is losing her money to these people who promise her in order to accept her "sweepstakes" she has to keep sending them money for processing fees. She suffers from dementia and this company is taking advantage of her. Someone needs to find this company and make them stop abusing and taking money from...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 02 2017

The company responsible for moving mountains of cash over the internet said its e-Transfer service "is back online and fully operational."

In a media release on its website, Interac says its e-Transfer service is back up running after it was suspended Friday morning due to technical issues.

"We apologize for the inconvenience this service disruption has caused, as we understand...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 29 2017

ICBC and police are urging drivers to plan ahead for a safe ride home if any of your activities this summer involve alcohol, especially with Canada celebrating its 150th birthday this weekend.

Each year in B.C., 66 people die in crashes involving impaired driving and nearly half* of those deaths happen during summer months. On...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 28 2017

Health Canada is reminding Canadians that it is not safe to taste or eat raw dough, batter, or any other product containing uncooked flour, as raw flour can be contaminated with harmful bacteria such as E. coli.

Flour is derived from grain, which is grown in fields. In the fields, the grain may come into direct contact and become contaminated with bacteria from soil, water or...

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